Past Events

Monday, May 27, 2019

May is National Military Appreciation Month. The 27th is also Memorial Day, a time to honor the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice while defending our nation.

Since 1775, more than 1M American service members have died in military conflicts. California is privileged to be populated by more veterans than any other state in the country. This month, and every day, we should pay special attention to those who lost their lives protecting our freedom.

Join me in honoring these American heroes at local Memorial Day events throughout the district.

Saturday, May 25

Annual Memorial Day Ceremony
9 - 10 a.m.
Bakersfield National Cemetery
30338 East Bear Mountain Boulevard

Salute to Kern's Fallen Heroes
1:30 p.m.
Kern County Veterans Memorial
515 Truxtun Ave.

Monday, May 27

25th Annual “O.R. ‘Corky’ MacFarlane Veteran’s Avenue of the Flags”
10:00 a.m
Grangeville Cemetery
10428 14th Ave.

American Legion and VFW Memorial Day Service
10:30 a.m
Corcoran Cemetery
4170 Waukena Ave.

For more information, please visit my website or contact my office

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Tune in and Tune UpValley residents may be eligible to receive incentives to repair or replace their high polluting vehicles!

Bring your car in for a FREE emissions test. The first 525 qualified vehicles will receive a $500 coupon for smog repair.*

Saturday, May 11
8:00 a.m.** - 12:00 p.m.
**Gates open @ 6:30 a.m.
 
West Hills College
Parking Lot A

 

If your car is 1999 or older, and you are interested in our replacement program, please bring copies of: 

  1. 2 years registration 
  2. 2 years proof of insurance 
  3. Vehicle title 
  4. First 2 pages of 2017 1040 tax return 
  5. PG&E bill 
  6. Driver’s License

*Screenings only, no smog certificates will be issued.

There will also be an opportunity to discuss legislative issues, so bring your questions and concerns. FREE food and drink will be available to participants.

For more information, call (661) 335-0302 

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Come learn about state services available to Veterans, National Guard members, Reservists, those returning from active duty, and all job seekers.  There will be opportunities to meet employers, submit your resume, and learn about job opportunities.  This is also a great opportunity to discuss legislative and community issues that affect you and your family.  

Veterans Job & Networking Expo

Kings County

Thursday, March 14, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Hanford Civic Auditorium

400 N. Douty Street

Hanford, CA

For more information, please call my Hanford District office at (559) 585 - 7170

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Tune In and Tune Up Event GraphicValley residents may be eligible to receive incentives to repair or replace their high polluting vehicles!

Bring your car or truck in for an emissions test at no charge. The first 525 vehicles that qualify will receive a $500 voucher for repairs at a participating STAR smog shop. Complimentary food and refreshments will be available to participants, while supplies last.

After hearing from folks at past Tune In and Tune Up events, I passed a bill (AB 188) in 2017 that makes light-duty trucks that fail emissions tests qualify for the state's vehicle retirement and replacement programs. I hope to see you at the event and look forward to hearing from you!

WHEN:      Saturday, March 23
                  8:00 a.m. – Noon

WHERE:    Kern County Fairgrounds
                  1142 South “P” Street
                   Bakersfield, CA 93307
                  South “P” Street Parking Lot

If your car is 1999 or older, and you are interested in our replacement program, please bring copies of: 
1. 2 years registration 
2. 2 years proof of insurance 
3. Vehicle title 
4. First 2 pages of 2017 1040 tax return 
5. PG&E bill 
6. Driver’s License

For more information, please call my Bakersfield District office at (661) 335-0302

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Workshop

Need help filing your taxes? I invite you to attend an upcoming FREE Tax Return Preparation Workshop.  The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program provides free basic tax return preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers, including military veterans, the elderly, and taxpayers with limited English proficiency or a disability. IRS-certified volunteers provide free income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. 

Appointments are required.

Please call my Hanford District office at (559) 585-7170 or my Bakersfield District office at (661) 335-0302 for more information on how to make an appointment for an upcoming VITA event near you.

VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Workshop

What to bring:

  • Photo ID

  • Social Security Card or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number for all family members

  • All Earnings Statements (W-2’s, 1099’s, Social Security Income, etc.)

  • Copy of Prior-Year Tax Return

  • Bank Account & Routing Number for Direct Deposit

  • Tuition Fees & Expenses

  • Expenses Paid for Child/Day Care

 

VITA Workshops Date/Location


When:        Friday, March 8th

      9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where:       Kings Community Action Organization Office

                  1130 N. 11th Ave.

                   Hanford, CA

                   For Hanford appointments call: (559) 585-7170

 

When:        Sunday, March 10th

                   9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Where:       Boys & Girls Club of Kern County

      801 Niles Street

      Bakersfield, CA

      For Bakersfield appointments call: (661) 335-0302

 

When:        Friday, March 29th

      9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Where:       Delano Regional Medical Center

      1401 Garces Highway

      Delano, CA

      For Delano appointments call: (661) 335-0302

 

When:       Saturday, March 30th

      9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Where:       341 Haven Dr.

       Arvin, CA

      For Arvin appointments call: (661) 335-0302