Past Events

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) will host a Public Safety Forum in Arvin joined by local law enforcement, community nonprofit organizations, community members, and city, and county officials, The forum will cover the importance of public safety in South Kern and legislation introduced to support law enforcement and keep communities safe.

          WHO:              Assemblymember Rudy Salas
                                 California Highway Patrol
                                 Mayor Jose Gurrola, City of Arvin
                                 Scott Spielman, Kern County Assistant District Attorney
                                 Chief Jerry Breckenridge, Arvin Police Department
                                 Fredi Castrejon and Olivia Trujillo, Arvin Chamber of Commerce
                                 Superintendent Dr. Michelle McLean, Arvin Union School District
                                 Dolores Huerta Foundation – Cultiva la Salud

WHAT:              Public Safety Forum

WHERE:          Haven Drive Middle School
                       341 Haven Drive
                       Arvin, California 93203

         WHEN:            Sunday, June 4, 2017
                                2 p.m. – 5 p.m


Memorial Day

Monday, May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial DayThis May 29 is Memorial Day, a solemn time to honor the men and women who lost their lives defending our nation.

Please join with me in honoring these American heroes at one of the events listed below.  I will be participating in local Memorial Day events throughout the district and paying tribute to Californians who died in service.

Saturday, May 27


Annual Memorial Day Ceremony
Begins at 9 a.m.
Bakersfield National Cemetery
30338 East Bear Mountain Blvd.


Salute to Kern's Fallen Heroes
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Kern Veterans Memorial and Wall of Valor
Corner of Truxtun Avenue and S Street
(Near the Bakersfield Amtrak Station)

Monday, May 29


Memorial Day Ceremony
10 – 11 a.m.
Corcoran Cemetery
4170 Waukena Avenue


Annual Veterans Memorial Day Program
10 – 11 a.m.
North Kern Cemetery
627 Austin Street


Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony
10 – 11 a.m.
Lemoore Cemetery
1441 N. Lemoore Avenue

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Please join me and Valley Clean Air Now at an upcoming "Tune In & Tune Up" car cleanup event.

Bring your car in for an emissions test at no charge. The first 525 vehicles that qualify will receive a $500 voucher for smog repair. Complimentary food and refreshments will be available to participants.

There will also be an opportunity to discuss my bills, AB 188 which would make light-duty trucks eligible for the state’s vehicle retirement and replacement programs.

Saturday, June 17
Emissions testing 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
(Gates open at 6:30 a.m.)

Kern County Fairgrounds
1142 S. P. Street
Bakersfield 93307

Thursday, May 18, 2017

This week we pay a special tribute to the thousands of law enforcement officials across this country in recognition of Peace Officers’ Memorial Day and Police Week, 2017.

In 1962, President Kennedy signed legislation that states each year, the country honor those peace officers that have lost their lives in the line of duty by lowering flags to half-mast on May 15 each year in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

In California, we honor California’s fallen officers on May 8, so that officers from our state can attend the national memorial on May 15. National Peace Officers Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 15 in 2017. Several annual events will take place leading up to Police Week.

Please join me in paying tribute to those men and women who serve as law enforcement officers for their dedication and commitment to keeping our communities safe. 

Here are some Peace Officer Memorial events that are taking place locally:

Wednesday, May 10


  • Kings County Peace Officer’s Memorial
    Begins at 10 am
    Kings County Government Center, 1400 Lacey Blvd.

Thursday, May 11


  • Sheriff’s Office Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony
    10 – 10:30 am
    Sheriff's Office Memorial Monument
    1350 Norris Road

Thursday, May 18


  • Police Memorial Ceremony
    12 – 12:30 pm
    Kern County Peace Officers' Memorial
    1415 Truxtun Avenue
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Saturday, April 29


  • Cinco de Mayo Parade
    10 - 11:30 a.m.
    Corner of Shafter Avenue & Lerdo Hwy
  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration
    11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Mannel Park
    Corner of Mannel Avenue & Calloway Street

Sunday, April 30


  • Cinco de Mayo Carnival
    Noon - 10 pm
    Browning Road Park
    Corner of Browning Road & E. Perkins Avenue
  • Cinco de Mayo Parade
    2 - 3 p.m.
    Begins on the corner of Sherwood Avenue & Browning Road

Friday, May 5


  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration
    1- 2 p.m.
    Nueva High School
    8600 Palm Ave.


  • Spring Fling
    5 - 7 p.m.
    Vineland Elementary School
    14327 S. Vineland Road

Saturday, May 6


  • Cinco de Mayo Parade
    10- 11 a.m.
    Corner of 9th Street & Main Street 
  • Cinco de Mayo Carnival
    3- 5 p.m.
    Memorial Park
    100 Lexington St.

For more information on how to get involved in this year's efforts please contact my office.