Past Events

Remember Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery & Check Smoke Alarm

Fall Back Time ChangeIt's time to "fall back" and turn our clocks one hour back to Pacific Standard Time at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 6.

Also, this is a good time to ensure your smoke alarms are working and the batteries are up-to-date; and then check on the ones in the home of a parent, grandparent, or older neighbor. The conditions in California of dry wind and drought means we have seen more than our share of home fires and wildfires.

Lastly, confirm the age of the alarm too. The sensing technology wears out after ten years. An out of date alarm cannot safeguard your home and family against fires.

Officer Shaun Diamond Memorial Highway

In loving memory of Shaun Diamond

Officer Shaun Diamond was a dedicated officer and a beloved member of the community who was taken from us far too soon. The sacrifice he made to protect and serve will never be forgotten.

On Saturday, October 29 we will commemorate the two-year anniversary of Officer Diamond's passing by officially dedicating a portion of the I-10 as the Officer Shaun Diamond Memorial Highway.

I hope you will join me, the Pomona Police Department and the Diamond family to honor Shaun and pay tribute to his service.

Saturday, October 29
10 a.m. - Noon

Preciado Street & White Avenue
Grassy area, east side of the park
Pomona

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Participate in the Great Shakeout

With over 37 million people living and working in California, a major earthquake could cause unprecedented devastation.

What we do now, before a big earthquake, will determine what our lives will be like afterwards. With earthquakes being an inevitable part of California’s future, we must act quickly to ensure that disasters do not become catastrophes.

Make sure you’re prepared by participating in the Great California Shakeout, a statewide earthquake drill held annually on the third Thursday of October. The 2016 drill will be at 10:20 a.m. on October 20.

The 2016 Shakeout drill will be the largest preparedness event in world history. It is organized by the Earthquake Country Alliance.

To participate, go to www.ShakeOut.org/california/register and pledge your family, school, business, or organization’s participation in the drill. Registered participants will receive information on how to plan their drill and create a dialogue about earthquake safety.

For any other questions and information, please call (909) 902-9606.

Low-Cost Pet Adoption Event

Join co-host Assemblymember Chris Holden and me as we help find loving homes for the cats, dogs, rabbits, and birds at the Inland Valley Humane Society (IVHS).

Thursday, October 20   
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Inland Valley Humane Society
500 Humane Way
Pomona, 91766

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You SAVE $75 on Adoption Fees.

Any dog or cat that has been at the shelter for 2 weeks or more will be $70*. The discounted adoption fees still cover:

  • The first set of shots (4-in-1 for dogs, and FVRCP for cats)
  • Rabies vaccination, deworming, spay and neutering costs, microchip, and
  • Free two week follow-up care visit with VCA Animal Hospital in Upland

*Adoption fees are normally $145. You SAVE $75

For questions please call my district office at (909) 902-9606. An annual registration fee may apply according to the city of residence.

Holiday Open House

You’re invited to attend a Holiday Open House and Toy Drive

Saturday, December 3
10 a.m. - Noon

District Office
13160 7th Street
Chino, CA 91710

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You’re invited to attend a Senior Scam Stopper

CPR Training

Friday, July 8, 2016
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Montclair Senior Center
5111 Benito Street
Montclair, CA 91763

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Come learn how to protect yourself or a loved one from fraud. Discuss state legislation relating to scams in home improvement, auto repair, insurance, telemarketing, real estate and more.

Panel of experts invited:
Department of Consumer Affairs
Department of Insurance
Department of Real Estate
Local Law Enforcement Agencies

You’re invited to attend CPR Training

CPR TrainingYou’re invited to attend free CPR Training. You could save the life of someone you love.

Saturday May 21st
9 a.m.

Emergency Operations Center
Montclair Police Department
4870 Arrow Highway
Montclair, CA 91763

Enrollment is limited! RSVP quickly to secure your spot!

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Small Business Spotlight: Impressions Gourmet Catering

Ontario Small BusinessSmall businesses are at the heart of our economy in the Inland Empire. In celebration of Small Business Month in May, I will be highlighting some of the many small businesses that have enriched our communities.

This week, I want to acknowledge Impressions Gourmet Catering from Ontario.

In 1983 Sandra Forney established Impressions Catering. Their award-winning team of chefs provides full service catering to customers in the Inland Empire.

Recently, Sandra was awarded the Business Woman of the Year by National Association of Women Business Owners Inland Empire (NAWBO-IE). Recognized as someone who has taken creative initiative to grow her business, create jobs and help her community, she has received awards from Rotary, Soroptimist, Chaffey College, Ontario and Rancho Chambers of Commerce to name a few.

Sandra and her hard-working staff can be seen at many local events, often donating their services. If you see their team out and about, please help me thank her for all her hard work and dedicated service to our community.

If you are a small business owner, or interested in starting your own business, the Office of the Small Business Advocate within the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development provides information and assistance to small businesses so they can succeed in the California marketplace. Visit GoBiz for more information.

San Bernardino Shooting: Lessons Learned

The tragic events of December 2, 2015 are still fresh in our minds. After every major incident, it is important to review the emergency response to determine what went right, what can be done better and what we can apply statewide to better prepare for emergencies.

As Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management, I will be holding a hearing on the December 2nd shooting. I invite you to join us.

"The San Bernardino Shooting: Lessons Learned.”  

Friday, March 18, 2016
10 a.m.
San Bernardino County Government Center, Covington Chambers
385 N. Arrowhead Ave, First Floor
San Bernardino, CA 92415

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Coffee Break

It is my pleasure to announce the dates for my 2016 Community Coffee series. I enjoy holding these events each year to hear directly from my friends and neighbors. Please come to one of my events to talk about issues affecting our community.

Pomona Community Coffees

Thursday, March 3
5:30 - 8 pm
IHOP
50 Rio Rancho Rd.
Pomona, CA 91766

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Saturday, March 5
10 am - 12 pm
Downtown Pomona Owners Association Office
119 W. 2nd St.
Pomona, CA 91766

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Montclair Community Coffee

Saturday, March 12
10 am - 12 pm
Montclair Senior Center Dining Room
5111 Benito St.
Montclair, CA 91763

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Fontana Community Coffee

Saturday, March 19
10 am - 12 pm
Speedway Grill
8922 Beech Ave. Suite A
Fontana, CA 92335

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Ontario Community Coffees

Thursday, March 31
6 - 7:30 pm
Starbucks
2548 S. Archibald Ave.
Ontario, CA 91761

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Saturday, April 2
11 am – 1 pm
Page One Café at the Ovitt Family Community Library
215 East “C” St.
Ontario, CA 91764

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Chino Community Coffee

Thursday, April 14
5:30 - 7:30pm
Starbucks
12150 Central Ave.
Chino, CA 91710

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Saturday, April 16
11 am - 1 pm
Chino Police Department Community Room
5450 Walnut St.
Chino, CA 91710

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