March 2015 District Report

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 00:00



The legislative session is moving ahead full speed in Sacramento. I am very happy to report that my first bill, AB 172, passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee last week! This is a very important measure that will close a dangerous loophole that puts the safety of emergency room care providers at risk.

I am thankful for the support of the Emergency Nurses Association and their members whose emotional stories of being physically and verbally assaulted while working in the ER showed exactly why this bill is necessary.

If you would like to learn more about AB 172 or any other bill I have authored this year, please visit my website.

In this month’s newsletter, you will find details of my 2nd Annual Community Coffee Series, important earthquake preparedness tips and updates on what I have been doing around our community to serve you.

Best Wishes,


Assemblymember, 52nd Assembly District


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It’s time once again for my Community Coffee series. I will be holding two coffee events in each city in our district. I hope you will come out to grab a cup of coffee and discuss issues that are important to our community.


Thursday, April 16
Canabru Coffee Shop
5 – 7 pm
14521 Ramona Ave
Chino, CA 91710

Saturday, April 18
10 am – 12 pm
12150 Central Ave
Chino, CA 91710


Thursday, April 23
5 – 7:30 pm
4880 South Motor Lane
Ontario, CA 91761

Saturday, April 25
Page One Café: Ovitt Family Community Library
10 am – 12 pm
215 East “C” St
Ontario, CA 91764


Thursday, April 30
Dolce Bistro & Bakery 
5 – 7:30 pm
8821 Central Ave
Montclair, CA 91763

Saturday, May 2
Montclair Promenade Starbucks
10 am - 12 pm
9015 Central Ave.
Montclair, CA 91763


Dates & Locations Coming Soon!

To RSVP please visit my website or call my District Office at (909) 902-9606.

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I was pleased to honor Ontario Councilwoman Debra Dorst-Porada as the 2015 Woman of the Year for Assembly District 52.

Debra is a dedicated representative for Ontario who can be seen at practically every community event. She has been a staunch advocate for the revitalization of Downtown Ontario and bringing jobs to our community.

I appreciate Debra’s partnership as we work together to make Ontario and the Inland Empire a thriving place to live and work.

Debra was honored in Sacramento during the Assembly’s Woman of the Year Ceremony on the Assembly Floor. The Woman of the Year Event is an annual event sponsored by the California Legislative Women’s Caucus that began in 1987 to recognize the contributions and accomplishments of outstanding women from across California.

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Having worked as an EMT for over 30 years, I have seen first-hand how important it is to know CPR. Sudden Cardiac Arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and sadly, only 32 percent of people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital receive CPR from a bystander.

That is why I have been proud to offer CPR training courses to members of our community. In March I held my third CPR training course with American Medical Response in Montclair. Thirty people from across my district received training in Adult and Infant CPR and the proper use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

I will continue to offer courses as often as I can. If you would like to be notified when more details become available, please contact me at (909) 902-9606.

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April is Earthquake Preparedness Month in California!

Since the great San Francisco Earthquake took place 109 years ago on April 18, 1906, April has been designated by the state as California Earthquake Preparedness Month.

Earthquakes are common in California. Surprisingly, many Californians don’t consider
themselves at risk unless they live on or near the line of a well-known fault, such as the San
Andreas or Hayward Fault. This misconception leaves millions of Californians unprepared for
an earthquake.

Here are a few tips to plan for a natural disaster:

  • Practice the drop, cover and hold on earthquake safety action with children. By getting under the nearest table or desk or against an interior wall, covering your head and neck and holding on (even if it is just to your head and neck), potential earthquake victims can reduce the risk of injury.
  • Prepare a 72-hour emergency kit that includes food, water, first-aid supplies, a battery operated radio, prescription drugs and a flashlight. This is a good idea for any disaster.
  • Ensure your house is bolted to its foundation and have your chimneys, roofs and walls checked for stability.
  • Secure your water heater and major appliances, including any tall or heavy furniture, mirrors, bookcases, computers and picture frames.
  • Know the safe areas in each room, such as under a sturdy table or desk or against interior walls.

For more earthquake preparedness tips, please visit my website.

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April 22nd marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day which was created by a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin after he witnessed a tragic oil spill in Santa Barbara.

On April 22, 1970, over 20 million Americans participated in "environmental teach-ins," a definite sign that the first Earth Day was the success the Senator had hoped for. It has been a driving force behind many environmental reform efforts including banning lead in gasoline, establishing strong public health standards for drinking water and eliminating sewage dumping in our oceans, lakes and streams.

We have come an incredible distance; however, there is still work to be done. Earth Day is the perfect time to help with efforts to preserve and protect our planet and state. I encourage you to participate in local Earth Day activities in your neighborhood.

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The Latino Caucus had the privilege of screening the movie McFarland, USA and meeting some of the original McFarland HS cross country team and the actors who portrayed them in the film. What a great movie and an inspiring story!

It was great seeing students from Cal Poly Pomona in Sacramento talking about ensuring quality higher education.

Proud to stand with the Save Archibald Ranch group and work to get these power lines in Ontario moved underground.

Students from Chaffey College were in Sacramento talking about important education funding issues.

Had a great meeting with CSU San Bernardino students during Higher Education Advocacy Day.

I had the opportunity to meet with a very passionate group of Mt. SAC students to talk about improving student success and outreach programs.

At the Grand Opening of the Financial Wealth Institute. Welcome to Ontario!

Talking about public safety issues with Chino Police Chief Karen Comstock and Ontario Police Chief Brad Kaylor during their visit to Sacramento.

It was a pleasure meeting with Nancy, Rosa and Brittina and hearing their inspiring stories about the great things career technical education has helped them achieve.

Congratulations to Fist of Gold Youth Center in Pomona on their grand opening! Welcome to Pomona!

It is always a pleasure to see LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis. Thank you for visiting me in Sacramento.

Charles Martinez from Ontario High School is one of hundreds of students taking part in the California Youth in Theatre celebration at the Capitol. An inspiring young man who overcame adversity by pursuing his passion for theatre arts. It was a pleasure meeting you!

Enjoying Ag Day with Assemblymember Frank Bigelow!

Met with administrators from Chino Valley, Ontario-Montclair and Rialto School Districts about important issues affecting education funding.

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March 31st: Cesar Chavez Day
April 15th: Deadline to File Income Taxes
April 16th: Chino Community Coffee; Canabru Coffee Shop - 14521 Ramona Ave, 5 – 7:30 pm
April 18th: Chino Community Coffee; Starbucks - 12150 Central Ave, 10 am – 12 pm
April 23rd: Ontario Community Coffee; Starbucks - 4880 South Motor Lane, 5 – 7:30 pm
April 25th: Ontario Community Coffee; Page One Cafe- Ovitt Family Library - 215 East C. St., 10 am – 12 pm
April 30th: Montclair Community Coffee; Dolce Bistro & Bakery- 8821 Central Ave, 5 – 7:30 pm
May 2nd: Montclair Community Coffee; Starbucks - Montclair Promenade - 9015 Central Ave, 10am 12 pm

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My District Office is open and ready to serve you. Contact my office if you need help with any state related matter.

District Office
13160 7th Street
Chino, CA 91710
(909) 902-9606

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