Around the District
National Entrepreneurs Day
November 15th was National Entrepreneurs Day, on which we recognize all our local entrepreneurs who are vital to the economic growth of the United States by advancing innovation, improving productivity and creating jobs for our community. To all the small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs, I’d like to hear from you about how my office can help. If you have ideas for workshop topics, questions about federal programs, or suggestions for me regarding opportunities for small businesses, please email us at
Chatting with local entrepreneurs

Simi Valley Chamber Lunch
On Tuesday my team attended the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce Networking Lunch. The Chamber of Commerce is seeing some changes under its new CEO, one of them being a Chamber Lunch for those business owners that cannot make the monthly breakfast. At this event, we welcomed Assistant City Manager, Brian Gabler who reported on the Economic State of the City.
Brian Gabler speaking at the Simi Chamber Networking Lunch

Hippocrates Circle Program
Last week my office recognized the graduates of the Kaiser Permanente Hippocrates Circle Program. This program motivates under-represented students from the Antelope Valley towards careers as physicians. Great work graduates!
Keep up the great work!

Library Opening
On Saturday Lily and I joined Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, Supervisor-Elect Kathryn Barger, and other Antelope Valley residents at the grand opening celebration of the Quartz Hill Library. Thank you to Supervisor Antonovich for helping to bring a state of the art library to Quartz Hill.
Cutting the ribbon at the new Quartz Hill Library

Light Up Main Street
Later on Saturday we had a blast with officials and residents from around the Santa Clarita Valley during the Light Up Main Street holiday festivities in Newhall.
Enjoying the festivities in Downtown Newhall

Around the Corner
Holiday Hocus Pocus
November 25, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Santa Clarita Sports Complex Gymnasium, 20870 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita

McKeon Leadership Forum
December 2, 6:30pm-7:30pm
College of the Canyons University Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita

4th Annual Touch-A-Truck Family Event
December 3, 10:00am-2:00pm
2929 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley (in front of Simi Valley City Hall)

Small Business Saturday Festival
December 3, 12:00pm-4:00pm
Lancaster BLVD, W Lancaster Boulevard, Lancaster

Quartz Hill Chamber of Commerce & Women's Club Christmas Tree Lighting
December 3, 4:30pm-6:30pm
Quartz Hill Chamber-Commerce Building, 42043 50th Street W, Lancaster

Holidays on the Homestead
December 5, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Antelope Valley Indian Museum, 15701 E Avenue M, Lancaster

Winter Wonderland at the Simi Valley Public Library
December 10, 12:00pm
Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley

Palmdale Chamber of Commerce William J. “Pete” Knight Christmas Parade
December 10, 10:00am
West Avenue P-8 (off of 25th Street West)