Thursday, August 31, 2017

The National Weather Service predicts extremely high temperatures for Southern California this summer, reaching as high as triple digits in the Los Angeles region. The excessive heat puts local residents at greater risk for health-related illnesses such as heat stroke, as well as possible power outages throughout the region.

Please take the precautionary measures to decrease the risk of heat-related illness.

  • Stay hydrated throughout the day.
  • Stay indoors if possible.
  • Apply sunscreen if you are planning to be outdoors.
  • Take frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned areas.
  • Avoid leaving people or pets in enclosed vehicles.

Should you need a shelter to escape the heat, please check out your local cooling centers throughout the San Gabriel Valley.


Joslyn Adult Recreation Center
210 N. Chapel Ave.
Alhambra CA 91801
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon-Fri


Arcadia Community Center
365 Campus Dr.
Arcadia CA 91007
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon – Fri

Arcadia Public Library
20 W. Duarte Rd.
Arcadia CA 91006
10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Mon-Thu
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fri-Sat

El Monte

El Monte Library
3224 Tyler Ave.
El Monte CA 91731
10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Mon-Thu
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fri
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sun

Jack Crippen Multi-Purpose Senior Center
3120 N. Tyler Ave.
El Monte CA 91731
7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Mon-Thu
8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Fri
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat


Potrero Heights Park Community and Senior Center
8051 Arroyo Dr.
Montebello CA 90640
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon-Fri

Monterey Park

Langley Senior Citizens Center
400 W. Emerson Ave.
Monterey Park CA 91754
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon - Fri; Sat - Sun

San Gabriel

Asian Youth Center
100 Clary Ave.
San Gabriel CA 91776
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mon-Fri

South El Monte

South El Monte Senior Center Transportation
1556 Central Ave.
South El Monte CA 91733
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon-Fri
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sat (Saturdays only in July/August)

What You Can Do to Help Conserve Energy at Work and at Home

  • Set thermostats no lower than 78 degrees
  • Use electric fans instead of air conditioning when practical
  • Turn off unused appliances and switch off lights when leaving a room
  • Operate energy-intensive appliances during early morning or evening hours
  • Model energy conservation behaviors and encourage your friends, family and members of your community to do the same at work and at home
  • The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has declared a Flex Alert, which is a voluntary call for businesses and residents to reduce their energy usage in response to falling power reserves
  • More tips and info can be found at the Flex Alert website
Thursday, January 26, 2017

To help students and parents find ways to pay for college, the California Student Aid Commission has organized free Cash for College Workshops across the state.  At these workshops, students and parents can talk with advisors about financial aid opportunities and fill out the FAFSA. Workshops will be held in our area on the following dates and in the following cities:

Saturday, January 21:

Alhambra High School
9 a.m. to Noon
101 S. 2nd St.
Alhambra, CA 91801
Contact:  Janice Liu
Phone:  (626) 943-6991

East Los Angeles College
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Contact: Gladys Rodriguez
Phone:  (323) 415-5353

Thursday, January 26:

Fernando R. Ledesma High School
Noon to 3 p.m.12347 Ramona Blvd
El Monte, CA 91732
Contact:  Bernthal Wyatt
Phone:  (626) 444-7701

Please click here for more information and a full list of dates and locations for Cash for College Workshops in our area.
If you have any other need for services relating to the state of California, please feel free to contact my office at (323) 264-4949. It is an honor to serve you.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

I would like you to join me at an upcoming workshop that I will co-host with the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz).

December 14, 2016
9:30 - 11 a.m.

City of El Monte
Council Chambers

11333 Valley Boulevard
El Monte, CA 91731


What is the Credit?
The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate or stay and grow in California. .

Who Can Apply?
All small, medium and large businesses are encouraged to apply. There are no geographic or sector-specific restrictions. In addition, twenty-five percent of the total credits available each fiscal year are specifically reserved for small businesses.

The next application period begins January 2, 2017 and closes January 23, 2017. Go to to apply.

If you have any other need for services relating to the State of California, please contact my office at (323) 264-4949. It is an honor to serve you.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

This 5th Annual Job and Career Fair will provide residents with an opportunity to explore employment options and take advantage of the various resources being offered by a wide range of organizations and agencies. The Job and Career Fair will feature many exhibitors, including organizations and agencies such as: the California Employment Development Department, America’s Job Center of California, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Chinatown Service Center, and many more.

August 18, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
700 S. Almansor St.
Alhambra, CA 91801

For Inquiries or to RSVP: (626) 572-7021

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Senior Scam StopperPlease join Senator Carol Liu and me at our upcoming Senior Scam Stopper seminar. Senior citizens are the most targeted for scams, and one in five seniors in the U.S. has been a victim of fraud. Representatives from the California State Contractors Licensing Board and the City of San Marino will join us to provide this free seminar aimed to help protect you and your family from scams.

Friday, August 5
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Crowell Public Library
1890 Huntington Drive
San Marino, CA 91108

For more information or to RSVP, please call my office at (323) 264-4949 or email