Past Events

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Did you know that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime and 1 out of 6 women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime? To empower victims and help prevent domestic violence and sexual assault, I am hosting a free self-defense class at Camarillo Jiu Jitsu in Bakersfield.

The unique class provides an opportunity for men and women to join experienced instructors from a top competition Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school to learn and practice self-defense techniques while gaining valuable information and strategies for avoiding potentially dangerous situations such as dating violence, college campus assaults, stalkers, domestic violence and sexual assaults. 

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Camarillo Jiu Jitsu
811 19th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Saturday, October 13
1st session 10 a.m.
2nd session 11 a.m.

To reserve a spot or for more information, please call (661) 335-0302.

Friday, September 28, 2018


Gold Star Mothers and Families Tree Planting GraphicGold Star Mothers’ and Families’ Day is observed on the last Sunday in September to recognize surviving military mothers and families, and honor the legacy of service members who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation.

I was honored to author the Assembly Resolution recognizing Gold Star Mothers’ and Families’ Day in California. Joining together with Gold Star families and veterans, I am hosting a tree-planting and dedication ceremony in both Kern and Kings Counties to commemorate our lost heroes and support their families.

In recognizing Gold Star Mothers and Families, we honor the memory of fallen soldiers for their bravery in defense of our freedom, and pay tribute to the unthinkable loss that their family and loved ones endure every day.


Thursday, September 27
3 – 4:30 P.M.
Bakersfield National Cemetery
30338 E. Bear Mountain Blvd.


Friday, September 28
5:30 – 6:30 P.M.
Kings Lions Complex
652 S. 19th Ave.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

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

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, October 13
                  8 a.m. – Noon

WHERE:   West Hills College
                  555 College Ave
                  Lemoore, CA 93245
                  Parking Lot “A” 


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Thursday, October 4, 2018

In partnership with the California Contractors State License Board, I will be hosting multiple FREE Senior Scam Stopper Seminars.

Experts will provide tips on how to protect yourself from different types of fraud and scams, like identity theft, elder financial abuse, insurance fraud, and more. Seniors, their families, and caregivers are all welcome to attend this seminar.


  • One in five seniors has been a victim of fraud.
  • Seniors are the most targeted group.
  • New scams are developed constantly.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
10 a.m. - Noon
St. John Baptist Church
1401 E. Brundage Ln

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Maya Cinemas
401 Woollomes Ave

Thursday, September 13, 2018
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
St. Therese Church 
300 W. Lerdo Hwy

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Senior Center
789 S. Lemoore Ave

Thursday, October 4, 2018
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Recreation Association of Corcoran (RAC)
900 Dairy Ave


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

National Night Out

On the evening of August 7th, residents in neighborhoods all across America are asked to lock their doors, turn on their outside lights and spend the evening outdoors with their neighbors and police in honor of National Night Out. This tradition strengthens the community and builds relationships with local law enforcement.

National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and will involve at least 15,000 communities in all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases all around the world.

National Night Out brings together local residents, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations, religious groups, local officials and community leaders.



Hanford Civic Park
113 Court Street
Hanford, CA 93230
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Heritage Park
661 Hanford-Armona Road
Lemoore, CA 93245
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.


Arvin Police National Night Out
200 Campus Drive
Arvin, CA 93203
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Cesar Chavez Park
Corner of Ellington & 10th
Delano, CA 93215
5:00 – 9:000 p.m.

McFarland Police Department
401 West Kern Avenue
McFarland, CA 93250
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Kern County Sheriff National Night Out
Kern County Sheriff’s Office
1350 Norris Road
Bakersfield, CA 93308
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Bakersfield Police National Night Out
Rabobank Arena, Theater and Convention Center
1001 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.