Past Events

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

You’re invited to a free summer concert featuring a musical tribute to the music of the 80s.

Wednesday, July 26th
8308 On the Mall
Buena Park

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., but I’ll be there from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to discuss legislative issues important to you.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Happy 4th of JulyI wanted to take a moment to wish you a safe and happy weekend as we celebrate the 241st anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

As we enjoy this holiday with family and friends, please take a moment to recognize those who bravely sacrificed their lives to ensure freedom and liberty for all Americans.

There are many celebrations throughout the 65th Assembly District and I invite you to join me as we commemorate this important moment in our nation's history.

Below are some events happening in and around our Orange County district:

Canyon Hills Community Council’s Annual Fourth of July

Canyon High School
220 S. Imperial Hwy, Anaheim

7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

  • 7 a.m. Firecracker Run 5k/10k
  • 7:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast
  • 9:30 a.m. Yankee Doodle Dog Show - Peralta Park
  • 1 p.m. Fourth of July Parade
  • 3 p.m. Food Booths
  • 5 p.m. Entertainment
  • 9 p.m. Fireworks

Buena Park
Knott's Berry Farm Fireworks for 4th of July

Knott's Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park

July 1, July 2, and July 4 at 9:30 p.m.

Cypress/ Los Alamitos
4th of July Celebration at Joint Forces Training Base

Joint Forces Training Base-Los Alamitos
11206 Lexington Dr., Los Alamitos

4 – 9 p.m.

  • Food Court
  • Vendor Booths
  • Entertainment
  • Fireworks start at 9 p.m.

4th of July Festival and Fireworks Show

Fullerton High School-Softball Field
201 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton

5 – 9:30 p.m.

  • Food Trucks/Booths
  • Live Music
  • Additional Entertainment
  • Fireworks start at 9 p.m.

Garden Grove
Annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence by Shakespeare Orange County

Festival Amphitheatre
12762 Main St., Garden Grove

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. (may last only 30 - 40 minutes)

  • Actors/Patriots reading the entire Declaration of Independence

La Palma
2017 Fitness Run for Fun
7821 Walker St., La Palma

6 - 9 a.m.

  • 6 a.m. Check-In & Late Registration begins
  • 7:30 a.m. Start of competitive 5K Run, 5K Walk, & 10K Run
  • 7:30 a.m. Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
  • 8 a.m. Live Entertainment/Family Fun Zone open
  • 8:30 a.m. Yankee Doodle Dash (Noncompetitive Kids Run)
  • 9 a.m. Awards Ceremony

4th of July Block Party
Stanton Community Services Center
11822 Santa Paula St., Stanton

6 - 9 p.m.

  • Music
  • Picnic style games for the whole family
  • Carom board tournament
  • Provides dessert
  • Game booths

4th of July Safety Tips For Your Family and Pets

CAL FIRE's Office of the State Fire Marshal has the following tips:

  • Local ordinances should be verified before purchasing and/or using fireworks.
  • Always read directions.
  • Always have an adult present.
  • Use fireworks outdoors only.
  • Never use near dry grass or other flammable materials.
  • Light one at a time.
  • Keep a safe distance.
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
  • Never experiment with fireworks.
  • Have a bucket of water and a hose handy.
  • Never attempt to re-light or "fix" fireworks.
  • Do not wear loose fitting clothing.
  • Never carry fireworks in your pockets.
  • Fireworks are not toys.
  • Use only State Fire Marshal approved fireworks.
  • Loud, crowded fireworks displays are no fun for pets, please resist the urge to take them to festivities. Instead, keep your pets safe from the noise in a quiet, sheltered and escape-proof area at home.


Memorial Day

Monday, May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial Day - Honor the BraveThis May 29, Memorial Day, is a solemn time to honor the men and women who lost their lives defending our nation.

Memorial Day is the time when Americans remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country.  Since the first colonial soldiers took up arms in 1775 to fight for independence, more than a million American service members have died in the wars and conflicts this nation has fought.

This year, we should pay special attention to those Californians who gave all so the rest of us could live free.  Congress has also designated May as National Military Appreciation Month to ensure the nation is given the opportunity to publicly demonstrate our gratitude for the sacrifices and successes made by our service members - past and present.

Please join with me in honoring these American heroes.  I will be participating in local Memorial Day events throughout the district and paying tribute to Californians who died in service.

Below are some events happening in and around our Orange County district:




Monday, May 29, 2017
Anaheim Cemetery Memorial Day Program 

Begins at 11 a.m.
1400 E. Sycamore St.

Buena Park

Friday, May 26 to May 28
Knott’s Berry Farm Military Days and Memorial Sunday Fireworks

Begins at 10 a.m
8039 Beach Blvd.

Monday, May 29
Bellis Park Memorial Day Ceremony

Begins at 8:00 a.m.
7171 8th Street


Monday, May 29
Forest Lawn Memorial Day Event

Begins at 10 a.m.
4471 Lincoln Avenue


Monday, May 29
Loma Vista Memorial Park Event

Begins at 10 a.m.
701 E. Bastanchury Road, East of Harbor Boulevard

Garden Grove

Friday, May 26 to 29
59th Annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival

Begins Friday at 1 p.m., and begins Saturday, Sunday, Monday at 10 a.m.
Village Green, between Euclid and Main Streets in downtown Garden Grove

La Palma

Monday, May 29
La Palma Memorial Day Ceremony

Begins at 9:30 a.m.
7822 Walker Street
City’s Eternal Flame - located in front of the Civic Center

Saturday, April 29, 2017

This is a good opportunity to visit and discuss state and legislative issues that affect the community.

Extras: Coloring books & ice cream for the kids and “wanna be” kids

Saturday, April 29th, 1-3 PM
Albertson’s Supermarket
2291 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton

For more information or to RSVP, please call the district office at (714) 521-650.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Breakfast Club: Good MorningI pledged to serve with a commitment to maintain an open and consistent dialogue with my constituents and to that end am hosting a series of Breakfast Club meetings for community, local government, business and labor leaders in Orange County. This will allow us to have a firsthand perspective about the issues that are impacting our state.

I would be honored to have you in attendance at our Breakfast Club meeting.  I believe you will find the invited speakers’ insights on what’s happening in California both interesting and timely.  I hope you will attend this free Breakfast Club gathering and enjoying a continental breakfast as we bring Sacramento to Orange County.

Breakfast Club Meeting:
Featured Speaker: Mac Taylor, California State Legislative Analyst

Friday, June 23
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Cypress Community Center
5700 Orange Ave., Cypress

No charge

Space is limited. RSVP is suggested.

To RSVP, please email, or call (714) 521-6505.