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Shop Local This Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

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Shop LocalAs the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone in Assembly District 59 for your continued support and vote of confidence in me. Communities like ours are the drivers for change.

And, as the biggest holiday shopping season approaches, I encourage you to shop local whenever you can. This Saturday, November 26 is Small Business Saturday which serves as an important opportunity to show support for our many local small businesses.

One of the best investments we can make in our community is to support local businesses. Local business owners are the backbone of California's economy.

Contact my office or click here to learn about resources for small business owners.

South LA Soccer and Health Clinic

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You are invited to join AltaMed, the Los Angeles Football Club and me for the South Los Angeles Soccer and Health Clinic. This exciting event is designed for parents and children ages 8-13. It is important for our kids to grow up knowing the importance of healthy eating habits and daily exercise. This will be an extraordinary opportunity to learn healthy lifestyle habits and soccer skills from LAFC professional soccer players. An exciting way to get out and have some fun before school starts!

Friday, August 12
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Soboroff Sports Field
3980 Bill Robertson Lane Los Angeles CA 90037
(EXPO Center)

If you plan to attend you must call 213.744.211 to register. Space is limited. Looking forward to seeing you!

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South Los Angeles Justice Resource Fair

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You're invited to a South Los Angeles Justice Resource Fair co-hosted by City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and me.

Saturday, April 16
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Harvard Recreation Center
1535 W 62nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90047

The following services will be provided at no charge

  • Traffic Amnesty. To receive this service, you must bring a printout of your Counselor Inquiry (free) or H-6 ($5) from your local DMV.
  • Criminal Record Clearance [Prop 47/Expungement]. You must bring your criminal dockets, which can be obtained from any L.A. County criminal courthouse or bring your Dept. of Justice RAP sheet.
  • Immigration Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
  • Health and wellness screenings.
  • Free live scans for immigration and criminal record clearance.

Registration is required and space is limited. For more information or to register, please call 213.744.2111.


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STEM Week - Science T

Townhall with Assemblyman Jones-Sawyer

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This townhall is an opportunity to voice your concerns with South LA’s Representative in Sacramento. He is a newly elected official in a newly drawn district and this is his first townhall meeting.

With Actor/Comedian Aaron Burleson as Guest MC

Saturday, April 20

Community Coalition
8101 S. Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90044

For more information: call/email Betsy Avila:
213.744.2111 or

Youth Reinvestment Fund Town Hall

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Youth Reinvestment Fund The Youth Reinvestment Fund is a $37.3M fund to help our vulnerable youth populations by using trauma-informed, community and health-based interventions, instead of arrest and incarceration. Please join me on Friday, January 25th at 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. to learn more about the Youth Reinvestment Fund.

Friday, January 25
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Wallis Annenberg Building
700 State Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

RSVP Online

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For more information and to RSVP, call (213) 744-2111.

Youth Reinvestment Grant Bidder's Conference

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Youth Reinvestment Grant

The Youth Reinvestment Grant Program (YRG) was established by the California Legislature to help improve the outcomes of our vulnerable youth populations, by using trauma-informed, community and health-based interventions and diversions instead of arrest and incarceration of minors. These funds will be awarded to nonprofit organizations, Indian tribes, and local government entities throughout the State. Please join Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr. and the Board of State and Community Corrections for this important community meeting.

Friday, January 31, 2020
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Wallis Annenberg Building
Muses Room
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037 

RSVP Online

TO RSVP OR FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call my District Office at (213) 744-2111.

Kathleen Howard, Executive Director of the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) will lead the presentation and provide clarity on the Request for Proposals, share guidelines on how community organizations can apply for these funds and respond to technical questions.

BSCC staff cannot provide assistance or advice on the preparation of a proposal/application at this conference.