Around the District
A Special Thank You to Our Community
This past week was a challenge as the ‪‎Sand Fire‬ threatened our families, animals & homes. But we saw our communities join together to support those in need with an outpouring of generous donations, up-to-date information, and genuine human compassion. I want to thank everyone for their contributions, from the firefighters who worked around the clock and put their lives on the line to contain the fire, to the members of the community who stepped up to provide relief to everyone who needed it. The fire is now almost contained, and thanks to everyone's hard work and dedication, our region will emerge stronger than ever before. Let's keep up the great work as we return and rebuild, and remember that is tough times like these that show a community's true colors.
Sand Fire Local Assistance Center
Very important for everyone affected by the ‪Sand Fire ‬- LA County and the City of Santa Clarita Government are hosting a Local Assistance Center at William S Hart Park from August 5-8 to help connect you with resources and information about how to report and recover fire-related damages. More information here.

Small Business Conference & Expo
Do you own or work for a small business? Would you like to start one someday? Are you interested in how the federal government and other organizations can help you grow your business operation? Sign up today for our 2nd Annual Congressional Small Business Conference & Expo, which will be held in Santa Clarita on August 3rd! I look forward to seeing you there. RSVP here.

Civ-Mil BBQ
On July 21 I attended the annual Civ-Mil Barbeque in Palmdale, put on by the Edwards Air Force Base Civilian Military Support Group. Thank you to Francis Lane for her warm hospitality.
Listening to Civ-Mil founding member Aida O’Connor

Checking In At The Chamber
Last Wednesday I had the chance to attend the Simi Valley Chamber Legislative Action Forum Meeting. I enjoyed hearing about local and national priorities from business leaders around Simi Valley and was able to share with them what we are doing in our office to support them.
After the Simi Valley Chamber Legislative Action Forum

Simi Valley Small Business Walk
After the Chamber meeting, I took a stroll down East Los Angeles Ave in Simi Valley to visit some local businesses. I really enjoyed chatting with business owners and employees about what our office is doing to help them grow and thrive. 
Jim's Tire Center Simi Valley
Rick's Bicycle Shop
Custom T-Shirts 4 U
805 Auto Body and Paint 
Park Animal Hospital Simi Valley

Vet Center Visit
On Thursday afternoon I dropped by the BBQ at the AV Vet Center in Palmdale, where I got to chat with veterans, family members, and staff.
Discussing VA Benefits at the Antelope Valley Vet Center

Kicking Off the AV Fair
I had a great time talking with members of the community on Friday night at the Antelope Valley Fair Kickoff Dinner. Thank you to the more than 400 volunteers that make our fair the event of the year!
Antelope Valley Fair Kick-Off Dinner

Simi Valley National Night Out  
I spent Saturday evening in Simi Valley going from party to party during National Night Out. Thank you to everyone who hosted me, I loved making new friends and catching up with the old ones!
Having a blast in Simi Valley during National Night Out

Around the Corner
Ventura County Fair
August 3-14
Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W Harbor Boulevard, Ventura

Cal OES Sand Fire Local Assistance Center 
August 5, 1:00-8:00pm
August 6, 8:00am-2:00 pm
August 8, 1:00-8:00pm
William S. Hart Park (Hart Hall), 24151 Newhall Avenue, Newhall

2nd Annual Congressional Small Business Conference & Expo
August 3, Check-in 8:30am, Program 9:00am
The Centre, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita

Computer Science Workshop for Ages 6 - 17 
August 3, 12:00-2pm
Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley

Palmdale National Night Out
August 9, 5:00-9:00pm
Domenic Massari Park, 37716 55th Street E, Palmdale

Route 66 Classic Car Show
August 13, 5:00-9:00pm
Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita

LA84 Swim & Dive Festival
August 14, 6:30am-4:30pm
Santa Clarita Aquatics Facility, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita