Anyone can become a victim of a scam, but if you are 65 years or older, you are a scammer’s prime target! According to the FBI, senior citizens are most likely to have a “nest egg,” own their home, and/or to have excellent credit - all of which make them attractive to con artists.

Please join my office, in partnership with Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove, for a FREE Senior Scam Stoppers Seminar to learn what you can do to prevent you, or someone you know, from becoming a victim of a scam.

Thursday, September 20, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Veteran’s Home of CA - West Los Angeles
11500 Nimitz Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Representatives from agencies such as the California Contractors State License Board will participate in the panel discussion.

Subjects discussed will include fraud information relating to:

  • Home repair
  • Telemarketing
  • Unclaimed property
  • Identity theft
  • Mortgages
  • and more

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The Hollywood Family Resource Fair will be an opportunity to meet with representatives from the State, County, City and nonprofit organizations and learn about valuable programs and services for your family.

For a fourth year in a row, Assemblymember Richard Bloom is partnering with local groups* to bring you this FREE event with activities for the whole family to enjoy:

  • FREE Children's Dental Checkups provided by Dr. Jonathan Engle  (10:00-11:30am only)
  • FREE Children's Haircuts
  • FREE youth fitness challenge obstacle course presented by America's Healthy Kids
  • FREE Karate/Self-Defense Classes for Kids
  • FREE Pink’s Hot Dogs, a Hollywood landmark since 1939
  • FREE backpacks and school supplies  to ensure children are prepared for the upcoming school year**

We look forward to meeting each of you and hearing any thoughts or concerns you have on issues facing our state and local community.

Saturday, August 25, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Yucca Community Center
6671 Yucca Street
(On Yucca Street between Cherokee Ave & Las Palmas Ave)
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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If you would like information on how to donate back packs and school supplies to be distributed at this event, please contact Stewart Lozano at (310) 450-0041.

*A special thank you to our event co-sponsors: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks, Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council, Global Initiative to Free Trafficking Victims (GIFT), After-School All-StarsHollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council, Office of Senator Ben Allen, Office of LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Office of Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, Office of Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu and all members of the 50th Assembly District who have generously donated school supplies for the event.

**Due to the limited supply, families who RSVP in advance of the event will be given priority to backpacks and other free giveaways

Due to the recent passing of his mother, Assemblymember Bloom’s Annual Community Open House & School Supplies Drive has been rescheduled to Wednesday, August 1, 2018. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. 

We hope you will join us Wednesday, August 1st, along with fellow Assembly District 50 residents and business owners for an opportunity to learn about the services the District Office can provide you and to hear about the work the Assemblymember is doing on your behalf in Sacramento.

Donations of new backpacks and school supplies for the upcoming school year are greatly appreciated, but not required. Your donation of a new backpack or new school supplies reduces the financial burden to families and increases student readiness, leading to better educational outcomes. The items collected will be distributed to students at the Annual Hollywood Family Resource Fair in late August.

Annual Community Open House and School Supplies Drive
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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

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Parking is free after 5:00 PM

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 #44) 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.

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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 Melissa Kaufler 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 



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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