Press Release

Thursday, September 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO – On Thursday, September 5, the California State Assembly approved AB 1399, Assemblymember Richard Bloom’s (D-Santa Monica) measure to close loopholes in the Ellis Act that have allowed some landlords to displace tenants and raise the price of rent control units. Though misuse of the Ellis Act has existed for decades, the current housing crisis has exacerbated the problem.

Friday, August 16, 2019

For Rick Caruso, developer of The Grove, hearing loss hits close to home. His daughter, Gianna, was born with hearing loss, which was detected with a hearing test that was mandated by state law.

Debbie Schrader, the educational specialist at the USC Keck School of Medicine’s Department of Otolaryngology – which deals with ears, noses and throats and is named in honor of the Caruso family – said it’s vital for children to be able to hear as much as possible, especially early in their lives. Children need 20,000 hours of “linguistic input” to be ready to learn to read and write, she said.

Friday, August 16, 2019

UCLA scientists are leading a $10 million project to help California officials make ecologically wise decisions as the state continues to confront the effects of climate change.

The California Conservation Genomics Project, which is funded by the state, will involve conservation biologists, geneticists, ecologists and climate scientists from all 10 University of California campuses, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory, the UC Natural Reserve System and California State University campuses, as well as officials from state and federal regulatory agencies and nongovernment agencies, such as The Nature Conservancy. It is intended to run through 2022 or 2023.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A group of state lawmakers recently traveled to the U.S. border with Mexico to visit a federal detention center and a nonprofit shelter. Officials said the trip was designed to provide a comparison between the two experiences and possibly prompt further action by elected officials.The group includes several Santa Monica based officials including State Senator Ben Allen, Representative Richard Bloom and former Mayor Tony Vazquez. It was organized by the California Legislative Jewish Caucus and also included representatives from the California Latino Legislative Caucus.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Broadway star Idina Menzel and Caruso founder and CEO Rick J. Caruso kicked off a statewide campaign Monday to make sure all children have access to hearing aids. The actress and singer announced her support at The Grove for Assembly Bill 598, a new bill that would require private health insurance companies to cover the costs of hearing aids for children.

Monday, July 29, 2019
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Natural Hist. Museum Ocean Experience
Free Pink's Hot Dogs
Free service booths
GIFT Global Initiative booth
Live demonstration for youths
Cedars-Sinai services
Cedars-Sinai blood pressure screening
Cedars-Sinai Kids Mobile Clinic
CHIRLA information booth
Free children's dental checkups
Oral care booth
Free backpack giveaway
Asm. Bloom with constituent
Backpack giveaway
Asm. Bloom with group of children

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