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Did you know older Americans (over age  65) make up just 13-15% of our nation’s population but hold 70-75% of nationwide wealth?  According to the FBI, senior citizens are most likely to have a “nest egg,” to own their home, and/or to have excellent credit - anyone can become a victim of a scam, but if you are 65 years or older, you are a scammer’s prime target.

My office has partnered with the California Contractors State Licensing Board to present a FREE Senior Scam Stopper Seminar to be held Friday, March 23, 2018 in Hollywood.  Please join us for this free informational panel discussion to learn what you can do to prevent yourself, or someone you know, from becoming a victim of a scam.  You will also learn what to do if you or someone you know is a victim of a scam.


Senior Scam Stopper Seminar
Friday, March 23, 2018
8:45am - 11:00am

Belmont Village Senior Living
2051 N Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90068

8:45am Check-In ♦ 9:00am Program Begins

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We need YOUR help!

On January 4th, Donald Trump proposed to open up the entire U.S. Outer Continental Shelf to new offshore oil and gas drilling.  If approved, the proposal would become the largest expansion of oil and gas drilling leases in U.S. History and the first off the coast of California since 1984.  We cannot let this happen. We will not let this happen.

How can YOU help?

Join me, Congressman Ted Lieu, Senator Ben Allen, Assemblymember Laura Friedman, local leaders and numerous leading environmental organizations at a public rally this Saturday to protest this reckless and relentless assault on our coast by the Trump administration.  At this rally, you will have a chance to hear directly from opposition leaders and learn how you can help defeat this proposal.

Why is this IMPORTANT?

On Thursday, February 8, the federal Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) will be taking public comment at their only scheduled hearing in California. We need you to take action and submit your testimony here. We are all too familiar with the horrors of past oil spills: 3 million gallons in Santa Barbara in 1969, 10.8 million gallons in Alaska in 1989, and 210 million gallons in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.  California's coast- the pristine, rugged shores of Northern California to the scenic Southern California beaches- all are at risk unless our collective voice is heard.   


Saturday, February 3, 2018

10:00 am

Santa Monica Pier

200 Santa Monica Pier A, Santa Monica


For additional information, please contact:

Tim Pershing, (310) 450-0041 or
Josh Kurpies, (310) 450-0041 or


Car Seat Safety Check Road injuries are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children in the United States. Properly installed child safety seats are the most effective way to protect young children involved in car crashes, reducing the risk of fatal injury by up to 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers ages 1 to 4.

Unfortunately, studies have found that 73 percent of car seats are installed incorrectly.

Is your child's car seat installed properly?

My office is partnering with the Office of Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz, California Highway Patrol, South Robertson Neighborhood Council and Kids Are 1st to host a Car Seat Safety Event on Sunday, January 21.  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, January 21
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Century West Car Wash
9500 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035

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

My staff and I are committed to serving you. If you have questions about services offered by the state, would like information on proposed legislation, or need assistance in dealing with a state agency, please contact my District Office at (310) 450-0041 so that we can assist you.

The Offices of Assemblymember Richard Bloom and Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (Sheriman Oaks) will join with the American Legion Hollywood Post 43 to host a Veterans Update with California Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Vito Imbasciani on Sunday, December 10, 2017 in Hollywood. 

Secretary Imbasciani was sworn in as secretary at the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) on September 28, 2015. Imbasciani was director of government relations at the Southern California Permanente Medical Group since 2004, and has been an active urologic surgeon in that group since 1997.

​He served as state surgeon for the California Army National Guard from 2006 to 2014 and as a surgeon in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1986 to 2014, with four deployments in support of operations in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Landstuhl, Germany. He retired as colonel in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army in 2014. Imbasciani has been president of the Los Angeles County Medical Association and the California Urological Association, as well as a trustee of the California Medical Association and the California Association of Physician Groups.

He earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts degrees in musicology from Cornell University. He studied in Rome, Italy as a Fulbright Fellow.


Veterans, active duty and reserve duty service members are invited to join us at the American Legion Hollywood Post 43 at 11:00am to meet Secretary Imbasciani and to hear from him about the work CalVet is doing to improve services to California's veterans.  Other Veteran's groups and resource organizations will be represented at the event as well to provide relevant services to assist veterans.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

American Legion Hall - Hollywood Post 43

2035 N Highland Avenue

Hollywood, CA 90068

There will be parking available at Hollywood Post 43 and across Highland Avenue at the Hollywood Bowl - LOT D.


For additional information, please call (310) 450-0041 or email Melissa Kaufler.

Please join us for light snacks, beverages and friendly discussions on the issues affecting our state and our local community at our 5th Annual Canned Food Drive & Community Reception.

We have again teamed up with Westside Food Bank and Jewish Family Services (JFS) SOVA Community Food & Resource Program for our annual food drive, both of these organizations serve residents throughout the 50th Assembly District.

We hope you will consider bringing a donation of any canned/packaged, non-perishable foods with you to the event for our food drive, but donations are not required. You can also drop canned and packaged items off at our office anytime before the event.

Monday, December 11, 2017

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

District Office of Assemblymember Richard Bloom

2800 28th Street, Suite 105

Santa Monica, CA  90405

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Our parking lot is free of charge after 5pm. ($3 flat rate before 5pm)

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The following canned and packaged food items are always needed and make great donations to the canned food drive:  (no glass please, except for baby food.)

Please make sure that all food donated has not been opened if it is not individually wrapped, and that the inner packaging is still intact. Please, no expired food.

Canned Foods:

  • Tuna, Vegetables, and Soup
  • Fruits and Fruit Juices
  • Pork & Beans
  • Stews & Other Meats

Packaged Foods:

  • Pasta, Lentils, Pinto and other beans.
  • Macaroni & Cheese & Packaged Dinners
  • Instant Soups
  • Hot and Cold Cereals
  • Peanut Butter & other Nut Butters
  • Nutritional Bars: protein, granola, energy or breakfast bars

Baby Foods:

  • Infant formula
  • Jar foods – all flavors and stages
  • Crackers, teething biscuits, and cookies
  • Raisins & fruit snacks
  • Juices: jars, cans, pouches and boxes
  • Infant and children cereals

Other Non-Food Items for Consideration:


  • Socks (New or clean gently-used socks only. Any size.
  • Blankets are always needed.(Clean new or gently used blankets only please)

Personal Care Items (travel size)

  • Shampoo (travel size)
  • Conditioner (travel size)
  • Soap (travel size)
  • Bath & Shower Gel (travel size)
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrush (travel size)
  • Towels (clean, gently used or new)
  • Disposable Baby Diapers

Paper Products & Supplies:

  • Plastic forks, spoons and knives
  • Paper plates and cups
  • Paper towels, napkins
  • Small packages of condiments such as ketchup, mustard, salt, sugar, pepper

For more information or to schedule a time to drop off food donations, please contact Melissa Kaufler at (310) 450-0041