Past Events

Select Committee on the State of Hate Informational Hearing

The Assembly Select Committee on the State of Hate will hold its second hearing on October 29, 2019.  At a time when anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, homophobic and racist behavior is on the rise, these hearings take on increased importance. The second hearing will examine the current state of white nationalism and will feature a panel discussion comprised of representatives from California State University, San Bernardino's (CSUSB) Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, Simon Wiesenthal Center, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, and a former leader of a white nationalist group.

Tuesday, October 29
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
(Doors open at 3:30 p.m.)

California State University, San Bernardino
San Manuel Student Union Theatre
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407

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For further information and due to limited space, RSVP strongly recommended, but not required. Please contact Melissa.Kaufler@asm.ca.gov.

Senior Scam Stopper Seminar - October 3

Seniors

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," to own their home, and/or to have excellent credit—all of which make them attractive to con artists.

Please join us for a FREE Senior Scam Stopper Seminar and FREE lunch to learn what you can do to avoid becoming a victim of a scam.

Thursday, October 3
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
(Check-in begins at 10 a.m.)

Sunrise Senior Living
201 N. Crescent Drive
Beverly Hills, CA  90210
Free valet parking with validation on-site.

 

Please RSVP by calling (310) 450-0041 or RSVP online below:

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

Subjects discussed will include fraud information relating to:

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

 

5th Annual Hollywood Family Health & Resource Fair – July 20


The Hollywood Family Health & Resource Fair is an opportunity to meet with representatives from the State, County, City governments in addition to various  nonprofit organizations and learn about valuable programs and services for your family.

For a fifth year in a row, Assemblymember Richard Bloom is partnering with local officials, local neighborhood councils, and nonprofit organizations to bring you this FREE event with activities for the whole family to enjoy:

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, July 20, 2019
10 a.m. – 1 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 Aditi Shakkarwar at (310) 450-0041.

Special THANK YOU to our event co-sponsors! This event could not happen without the support of our amazing event sponsors.

City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks
Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council
GIFT Global Initiative
After-School All-Stars
Office of State Senator Ben Allen
Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
Office of Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell
Office of Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu
Community members of the 50th Assembly District who have generously donated backpacks and 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

Annual Community Open House and School Supplies Drive - June 20

We hope you will join us Thursday, June 20, 2019, 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 July.

 

Thursday, June 20
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

District Office of Assemblymember Richard Bloom

2800 28th Street, Suite 105
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Parking is free after  5 PM but we strongly recommend the use of public transit, ride-share, taxis or bicycles. Our Distrcit Office is accessible by the Big Blue Bus (#8 or #44) or arriving via Breeze Bike Share. We will have staff on hand to assist in receiving your Breeze bike and immediately return it to the nearby kiosk to save you any 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

The Assembly Select Committee on the State of Hate Informational Hearing

The Assembly Select Committee on The State of Hate will hold its first hearing on May 2. At a time when anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, homophobic and racist behavior is on the rise, this hearing takes on increased importance. Expert panels will examine the current state of hate speech and crimes in California in an effort to explore ways to more effectively address it.

The first hearing, in association with Santa Monica College’s Public Policy Institute, will feature a panel discussion comprised of representatives from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the LA County Human Relations Commission, Loyola Marymount University's (LMU) Center for the Study of Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Counter- Terrorism & Special Operations Bureau.

Thursday, May 2
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Doors Open at: 6:30 p.m.

Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, East Wing
1310 11th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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For further information and due to limited space, RSVP strongly recommended. Please contact: Melissa.Kaufler@asm.ca.gov or call (310) 450-0041.

 

Woolsey Wildfire Reconstruction

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You are invited to attend a FREE Wildfire Rebuilding Workshop for property owners who had structures damaged in the Woolsey Fire.

Saturday, April 13
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Malibu City Hall - Council Chambers
23825 Stuart Ranch Road
Malibu

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Woolsey Wildfire Rebuilding Workshop Flyer

Contractors State License Board (CLSB) representatives, building officials from the City of Malibu and County of Los Angeles, and other experts provide information and answer questions about:

  • The rebuilding process
  • Permits
  • Hiring a licensed contractor
  • Contract requirements/change orders
  • Workers' compensation insurance requirements

 

**Attention Licensed Contractors**
My office is working with the CSLB to host a workshop specifically for licensed contractors starting at 10:30am on Saturday, April 13th. The Contractor focused workshop will provide helpful information about local building requirements, Home Improvement Salesperson (HIS) requirements, bond options, how to make license changes, mechanics lien rules,best practices for preventing complaints and other helpful information to maintain good standing with your license. Please contact (310) 450-0041 for additional information or to RSVP.

Government Under One Roof – Hollywood

Government Under One Roof flyer with logosConnect with representatives from your city, county, state and federal elected officials on issues that matter to you. Stop by and say hello, ask general questions,or consult on an issue you are experiencing.

We look forward to meeting you. No appointment necessary!

Wednesday, March 20
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Will & Ariel Durant Library
7140 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90046

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Questions? For more information, contact Fernando Morales – fmorales@bos.lacounty.gov - (310) 231-1170.

6th Annual Canned Food Drive & Community Reception - Dec 19

My office will once again host our Annual Canned Food Drive & Community Reception on Wednesday, December 19th.  Please join us for light snacks, beverages and friendly discussion on the issues affecting our state and communities.

We have again teamed up with Westside Food Bank for our annual food drive.  As the food bank warehouse for the Westside since 1981, they annually distribute 4.5 million pounds of food to over 70 local social service agencies serving much of the 50th Assembly District.

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

Please RSVP for the event below.  We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, December 19th
5 - 7 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:

Clothing:

  • 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

Child Car Seat Safety Event – September 29, 2018

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 the California Highway Patrol to host a FREE Car Seat Safety Inspection Event at the City of Malibu’s Preparedness Expo.

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 fire safety classes, earthquake preparedness classes, and activity booths all focused on keeping our communities safe.

Saturday, September 29, 2018
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Malibu City Hall
23825 Stuart Ranch Rd
Malibu, CA 90265


Advance reservations for car seat inspections are highly recommended
1 RSVP = 1 car seat installation – please RSVP accordingly if more than one car seat requires installation

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Senior Scam Stoppers Seminar - September 20

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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