Past Events

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Assemblymember Richard Bloom Open House School Supplies Drive

On July 26, 2017, my office will host our Annual Community Open House and School Supplies Drive at my district office in Santa Monica.

Join me, my district office staff, and fellow Assembly District 50 residents and business owners for a fun social event to learn more about the services my district office can provide you and to hear about the work I’m doing in Sacramento.

In coordination with the Youth Policy Institute, we will be collecting donations of new backpacks and school supplies for the upcoming school year. The purchase of new clothing and school supplies can be an overwhelming financial burden for any family, but lower-income families that are already struggling each month to provide for their families are particularly at risk. Your donation of a new backpack or new school supplies reduces this burden and increases student readiness, leading to better educational outcomes. Items collected will be distributed to students at our Hollywood Family Resource Fair.

 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
4 – 7 p.m.

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District Office of Assemblymember Richard Bloom
2800 28th Street, Suite 105
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Parking is available for $3.00 (free after 5 p.m.)

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The use of public transit, ride-share, taxis or bicycles is strongly recommended. The office can be accessed by the Big Blue Bus #8 or arriving via Breeze Bike Share. We will have staff on hand to receive your bike and immediately return it to the nearby kiosk at no additional charge.

If you are unable to attend and would like to drop donations off prior to the event, or schedule a time for us to pick them up from you, please contact Tim Harter at (310) 450-0041.

The following school supplies are always needed and make for great donations to our school supplies drive:

  • Backpacks
  • Pencils (NO.2) / Blue or Black Pens / Red Correcting Pens
  • Pink Erasers
  • Colored Pencils / Crayons / Colored Markers / Highlighters
  • Pencil / Crayon Sharpener
  • Glue Sticks / Elmer's Glue / Roll of Scotch tape
  • Pack of Construction Paper-Assorted Colors
  • Pencil Box / Pencil Pouch
  • Scissors
  • 12" Ruler / 6" Ruler
  • 3-Ring Binder / 2-Pocket Folders
  • Wide-ruled Spiral Notebooks
  • Tissue Boxes 
Saturday, May 13, 2017

An appointment to a State Board or Commission by the Governor or Assembly Speaker can be a very rewarding experience and ensures your community has a voice in state policy.  As a member of a board or commission, you can influence public policy; bring attention to issues that you care about and help others understand why they are important; gain access to policymakers; learn about the political process; and serve as a role model for others in your community.  But how does one find out about the various boards and commissions?  What qualifications or expertise is needed?  Is there an application to complete? What is the appointment process?

Few know the answers to those questions which is why I have partnered with the Office of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, the Office of the Governor, and the City of West Hollywood in presenting a seminar entitled “Taking the Lead – Get Appointed to a California State Commission or Board” in conjunction with the City’s annual Women’s Leadership Conference & Network.

Please join me for this FREE hour-long seminar which will be conducted by Mona Pasquil, Appointments Secretary in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., and Nikki Johnson, Senior Advisor to the Speaker on Appointments in the Office of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. The two will explain the application process for seeking an appointment from either the Governor or Assembly Speaker. Come prepared with questions and be the first to learn about current vacancies.

Taking the Lead – Get Appointed to a California State Commission or Board

Saturday, May 13, 2017
9:30 a.m.

West Hollywood Park Auditorium/Library
625 N San Vicente Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA  90069

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Since 1968, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) volunteer-based tax assistance program has helped nearly 50 million low- to moderate-income taxpayers.

I am excited to announce we have partnered with AARP to offer this free tax preparation service to five locations around the 50th Assembly District. To take advantage of this free service, please RSVP by calling the phone number at the site convenient for you!

Tax Assistance Locations

FREDA MOHR MULTIPURPOSE SENIOR CENTER-
330 N FAIRFAX AVE LOS ANGELES, CA 90036
Please Call (323) 937-5900

BEVERLY HILLS TAX AID-
471 S ROXBURY DR. BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212
Please Call (310) 285-6840

CLAUDE PEPPER SENIOR CENTER-
1762 S. LA CINEGA BLVD. LOS ANGELES, CA 90035
Please Call (310) 559-9677

FELICIA MAHOOD SENIOR CENTER-
11338 SANTA MONICA BLVD.  LOS ANGELES, CA 90025
Please Call (310) 479-4119

MEMORIAL PARK-
1401 OLYMPIC BLVD. SANTA MONICA, CA 90404
Please Call (310) 394-9871

** In order to receive FREE tax assistance you must call and make an appointment, you will be given further instructions about what documents to bring with you.**

Please contact Tim Harter in my district office for more information.
Phone: (310) 450-0041 Email: tim.harter@asm.ca.gov

You can also enter your zip code on http://irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep/  to find other free tax assistance locations in your area.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

City of West Hollywood Ellis Act Community Action Forum - Thursday, March 9, 2017

The city of West Hollywood is hosting an Ellis Act Community Action Forum on Thursday, March 9, 2017.  The Ellis Act is a state law, enacted in 1985, that allows landlords to evict tenants from their rental units without cause on the promise of exiting the rental market.

Join Assemblymember Richard Bloom, state Senator Ben Allen, and a panel of housing policy experts for an important discussion about how the state’s Ellis Act law has impacted tenants in the city of West Hollywood and in communities across the state.

Learn about legislation Assemblymember Bloom has introduced to amend the Ellis Act and address the high cost of housing in California.  You will also learn what the city of West Hollywood is doing to work with other jurisdictions and advocacy organizations to support efforts in the California Legislature to address this problem. 

Thursday, March 9, 2017
7 – 9 p.m.

Council Chambers at West Hollywood Library
625 N San Vicente Boulevard
West Hollywood

Validated parking will be provided in the adjacent five-story parking structure.  The event is free and open to the public but space is limited.

For more information about this event or how to support Assemblymember Bloom’s efforts to address the state’s housing crisis, please email josh.kurpies@asm.ca.gov.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old. Deaths and injuries can often be prevented by the proper use of correctly installed car seats, boosters, and seat belts.

Is your child’s car seat installed properly?  Is your car seat the appropriate seat for your child’s age, weight and height?

I have partnered with Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz, California Highway Patrol, South Robertson Neighborhood Council and Kids Are 1st to host a FREE Car Seat Safety Inspection Event.

Stop by the event to have your child safety seat inspected by certified technicians representing the California Highway Patrol. This free event is open to all ages and will include Child ID Kits with fingerprints and a photograph - one of the most important tools used by authorities to aid in the recovery of a missing person.

Sunday, February 26, 2017
11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
8866 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(City of Los Angeles parking lot between Swall and Clark)

**Advance reservations for car seat inspections are highly recommended**

Please email Stephanie.Cohen@asm.ca.gov for an appointment.

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