Around the Capitol
Happy Eclipse Day!
Happy Solar Eclipse Day and welcome to our new Fall Semester Washington, DC interns! Were you able to watch this morning?
Our Fall Semester Washington, DC interns

Around the District
Hispanic and Palmdale Chambers
Saturday afternoon Lily and I joined the Hispanic and Palmdale Chambers to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Sam’s Silkscreening in Palmdale. Sam and his family are an integral part of the Antelope Valley after starting in the garage and now has built it into a thriving business. These are the stories that make us all proud to be Americans. Congratulations Sam!
Hispanic And Palmdale Chambers

JAXX Manufacturing
Thursday I visited Jaxx Manufacturing in Simi Valley, which is a family & friends owned contract electronic manufacturer and designer of components. The company was started in one of the owner's garage 25 years ago and has grown to now employ 99 workers. They are in the process of developing their own line of avionics products and plan to become a manufacturer in their own right.
Jaxx Manufacturing in Simi Valley

SRAR Legislative Panel
It was an honor to be a part of the legislative panel Wednesday for SRAR and local realtors. I was joined by Senator Wilk, Assemblyman Acosta, Supervisor Barger, and Mayor Smyth. We had a great discussion about federal, state, and local efforts to help home owners and buyers in our communities. Thank you to SRAR for having us!
SRAR Legislative Panel

Law Enforcement Roundtable
August 15 I hosted a Law Enforcement round table with representatives throughout my district. We had a productive conversation about arrest rates and continuing to expand efforts to protect our communities. One main component of the conversation was regarding the increase in drug abuse and how it is effecting every aspect of our neighborhood safety. I look forward to working with them further to combat these issues.
Law Enforcement Roundtable

Spectrum News Interview
Thank you to Spectrum News for a great interview! We discussed North Korea and readiness. I expressed the important role our local aerospace and defense industries will play in protecting our country. We must protect our country from evil. I fully stand by Defense Secretary, General Mattis in any actions and decisions made to secure our safety. We are prepared to respond to any threats. 
Spectrum News Interview with Mitchell Chase

AV Veterans
I was fortunate enough to attend the AV Veterans lunch! This is a great group of veterans who meet on a weekly basis to discuss the community and relationship with the VA. My staffer, Chris Ward was recognized for all of the amazing hard work she has done to help our local veterans, many of which were in the room today. They thanked her for her help in acquiring records, benefits, and medals for their service. I am proud to see the good my office does for this community and congratulate Chris on this wonderful acknowledgement.
AV Veterans honor Case Worker Chris Ward

Simi Valley Samaritan Center
August 14, staff members had a visit to Simi Valley Samaritan Center. The Samaritan Center provides services to Simi Valley’s homeless population. They also have a food pantry run primarily by volunteers. Staff had a tour from the Program Administrator and spoke to their in-house case manager about the programs the center offers and local efforts to combat homelessness.
Simi Valley Samaritan Center

Around the Corner
Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival
August 21 - August 27, 4:00 PM
Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 W Avenue H, Lancaster

Youth Council Meeting
Tuesday August 22, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Simi Valley City Hall Community Room, 2929 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley

Summer Night Car Show
Friday August 25, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saint Kateri Parish, 22508 Copper Hill Drive, Santa Clarita

Concerts in the Park-The Sun Kings (Beatles Tribute)
Saturday August 26, 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita 

Music & Food in the Park at Courson Park- Gabriel's House Players
Sunday August 27, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Courson Park, 38226 10th St E, Palmdale