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Operation Bright S.P.O.T. Team Removed the Miscellaneous DebrisOperation Bright S.P.O.T. Team Removed the Miscellaneous Debris

A concerned Pacoima resident contacted my office regarding overgrown weeds on Van Nuys Blvd. Our Operation Bright S.P.O.T. team was sent and removed the miscellaneous debris. We must work collaboratively to keep our communities clean. If you see illegal dumping or debris in your neighborhood, don’t wait for it to become a nuisance, report it to our city crew via 3-1-1. It is free, easy, and can be done four ways:

-Dial 311 from your phone
-Report on their website, https://myla311.lacity.org/
-Download and use the “MyLA311” app from your smartphone
-Call the Bureau of Sanitation Customer Service Center (800) 773-2489

A concerned Pacoima resident contacted my office

My district team had the opportunity to tour the new Northeast Valley Health Corporation MaClay Wellness Center.
The Center is located by Maclay Middle School in the community of Pacoima. The facility offers health care services to underserved communities in Los Angeles.

Thank you to the dedicated healthcare workers and their great commitment to serving the San Fernando Valley. #AD39

Tour the New Northeast Valley Health Corporation MaClay Wellness Center

My district team had the opportunity to

Today, the City Council approved the City Budget for the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year. Funds were allocated for city services, new programs, and employment opportunities. I’m proud that this budget assures the fiscal prosperity of our city. Now the budget will be presented to the Mayor for approval. For more information about the proposed budget please visit https://cao.lacity.org/budget/.

City Council Approved the City Budget for the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year

Today, the City Council approved the City

Illegal Dumping Items in the 11100 block of Stranwood Avenue

During our recent community drive, my team identified illegal dumping items in the 11100 block of Stranwood Avenue in Mission Hills. My team reported this site to the Los Angeles Sanitation & Environment and the department picked up the items that were blocking the public right-of-way.

Don’t wait for illegal dumping or debris in your neighborhood to become a nuisance. Report it to our city crew via 3-1-1. If you have a corridor in mind that may benefit from Operation Bright S.P.O.T., please call the Pacoima office at (818) 485-0600, Sylmar office at (818) 756-8409, or the Sunland-Tujunga office at (818) 352-3287.

During our recent community drive, my

New Therapeutic Mental Health Van Program at Fire Station 77New Therapeutic Mental Health Van Program at Fire Station 77

Today, we successfully launched our new Therapeutic Mental Health Van program at Fire Station 77 which will be critical to serving our San Fernando Valley Region. This model ⁣appropriately deploys trained Los Angeles County mental health workers to respond to individuals experiencing mental health crises in lieu of fire and police resources. ⁣

As a Chair of Public Safety, I led the fight to dedicate $2 million from our city budget to provide five vans staffed 24/7 across the city, including the one located in the Seventh Council District. This is just one example of how we’re leading a shift in public safety response to ensure we’re maximizing taxpayer dollars and improving service to our communities, ensuring police and firefighters can respond to calls for service they were trained to do.

Today, we successfully launched our new Therapeutic

Caltrans Maintenance Update Sylmar:

My office has received several reports about the massive buildup of debris on the I-210 on and off ramps on Hubbard Street. After conducting multiple meetings with Caltrans District 7 to assess the situation, I am happy to announce that Caltrans will service this area from May 16 through May 19.

Prior to the clean up, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority will visit these encampments to provide housing and social services.

I look forward to the continuous collaboration between our local and state agencies to restore our district. These organized clean-ups are part of the $19 million in state funded improvement projects I helped secure through the Clean California Initiative.

For more information on our efforts addressing homelessness and debris removal, please watch the following video of a Town Hall I hosted with Caltrans, CHP, and local assistance providers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5nIUfAAlhM.

Caltrans Maintenance Update Sylmar

Caltrans Maintenance Update Sylmar: My office

Second Annual Culinary Cup Competition for the Golden Chef’s HatSecond Annual Culinary Cup Competition for the Golden Chef’s Hat

Los Angeles Mission College (LAMC) hosted Los Angeles Harbor College and Los Angeles Trade-Technical College for the second annual Culinary Cup Competition for the Golden Chef’s Hat!

The goal of the Culinary Cup is to raise money for scholarships and resources for culinary arts students. The theme for this year’s competition was Sabores de Oaxaca (Tastes of Oaxaca). Savory teams were asked to use six mystery Oaxacan ingredients to prepare classic Oaxacan cuisine. Five professional judges from the culinary industry scored teams in three categories: Savory Team, Baking, and Tablescaping.

Congratulations to LAMC for winning the Golden Chefs Hat!

Great job #LAMC for hosting this year’s event! It was a successful competition and more importantly, we were able raise money for student scholarships.

Los Angeles Mission College (LAMC) hosted Los

My time as an engineer and STEM educator showed me that our youth need exposure to math, science and engineering. This is why I was honored to participate in the check presentation of the federal community project funding for the Boys and Girls Club of San Fernando Valley in Pacoima. This funding will deliver STEM-based programs to inspire students to pursue academic and technical careers.

Thank you to U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas for bringing more funding opportunities to ensure organizations, like the Boys & Girls Club of San Fernando Valley (Official), have the ability to run successful programs in #AD39.
A special thank you to Nicole Chase, President and CEO of the Boy and Girls Club of San Fernando Valley, for her leadership in our community and for making sure that our youth have the resources they need to succeed.

Check Presentation of the Federal Community Project FundingCheck Presentation of the Federal Community Project Funding

My time as an engineer and STEM

Each year National Nurses Week is celebrated from May 6th through May 12th. This week we recognize their passion and hard work that will continue to shape the future of health care.

Thank you to the dedicated nurses at Pacifica Hospital in Sun Valley for your critical life-saving work and devotion to patient care.

I hope the tamales gives you an extra boost of energy! #AD39 appreciates SEIU Local 121RN for keeping our communities healthy! #NursesMakeaDifference #NationalNursesWeek

National Nurses Week is Celebrated from May 6th through May 12th

Each year National Nurses Week is celebrated

Happy Birthday Ritchie Valens!

Today I was honored to join the unveiling ceremony of the Ritchie Valens Post Office. The renaming of the Pacoima postal office was in tribute to the great legacy left behind by the beloved Rock and Roll legend.
Ritchie Valens set a leading example for future generations and showed our community we have the ability to build and leave behind legacies. Ritchie Valens inspires so many of our community members and reminds us of our power to accomplish amazing things. Ritchie Valens will always remain in our hearts in Assembly District 39.
Thank you to U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas for making this celebratory commemoration possible to honor Ritchie Valens. #AD39

Happy Birthday Ritchie Valens!Happy Birthday Ritchie Valens!

Happy Birthday Ritchie Valens! Today I was