Around the District
Design, Create, Explore
On August 22 the brand new facility for The Palmdale Aerospace Academy came one step closer to opening its doors. The beam signing ceremony was a huge success. Thank you to Mayor Ledford and Dr. Laura Herman for their leadership. 
Palmdale Aerospace Academy Beam Topping Ceremony

Delivering Packages in Simi Valley
Last Tuesday I had the opportunity to go on a ride along with a UPS driver to see how their operations work. We started at the Customer Center in Sylmar, then my co-driver, Ed, and I made stops all around Simi Valley.
Learning about the UPS operations the Customer Center

Appreciating Small Business 
It was a packed house last week at the Palmdale Business Appreciation Breakfast. One of the topics discussed was the many free resources for small business owners in the Antelope Valley that are offered by the Palmdale Government Economic and Community Development office. Contact them today to learn more!
At the Palmdale Business Appreciation Breakfast 

Stater Bros in Simi Valley
My staff joined Simi Valley Mayor Bob Huber and the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce at Wednesday morning's Grand Opening of the new Stater Bros. in Simi Valley. This is the first Stater Bros. to open in Ventura County, and we wish them the best of luck! 
Welcome to Simi Valley, Stater Bros

Stepping Up During the Fire
On August 24 I presented the Golden Oak Ranch with a special congressional certificate in recognition of all their efforts in the Sand Fire. During the fire, they let the community use their property as a base camp for the aerial firefight and allowed usage of their water wells, among other efforts. Thank you Golden Oak Ranch for your contribution to the community!
Recognizing Golden Oak Ranch for their work during the Sand Fire

Minding Your Business
Last Thursday I had the chance to go on "Minding Your Business," which is produced by the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce. Host Chris Spicher and I had a great time chatting about a wide range of legislative and economic issues. You can catch the interview here.
Chatting with Chris Spicher in Lancaster

Santa Clarita Studios
On Friday afternoon I had the opportunity to tour Santa Clarita Studios with Mike, President, and Richard, VP. We spoke about the entertainment industry, its effect on California's economy, and how important tax credits are to keep the industry here in Southern California. I also received a special look at the sound stages hosting a buzzed about TV show, as well as some other shows and movies to look forward too.
Discussing the economic impacts of the filming industry in Santa Clarita

Thank You First Responders
Over the weekend KHTS sponsored a wonderful event in Santa Clarita to show appreciation first responders for all their work during the Sand Fire. Thank you for hosting, and a HUGE thank you to all our first responders.
Santa Clarita First Responders Thank You Event

More Fun at the Fair
We had a blast on Saturday at the Rural Olympics during the AV Fair. They concluded with a Fireworks show for the ages!
Great time at the Rural Olympics

Around the Corner
Savvy Social Security Planning
September 1, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley

Coffee with a Cop
September 2, 9:30am-10:30am
Legacy Commons, 930 E. Ave. Q-9, Palmdale

Fiesta Night at the Jethawks 
September 2, 5:30pm-10pm
The Hangar, 45116 Valley Central Way, Lancaster

Free Fun Paddle
September 7, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Castaic Lake Recreation Area, 32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic

Art of Saying No Exhibit
September 8, 10:00am-4:00pm
City Hall, 23920 Valencia Boulevard, Santa Clarita

Service Academy Information Day
September 17, 10:00am-12:00pm
Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Rockwell Canyon Rd, Valencia