Assemblymember Tasha BoernerDuring May, we celebrate the culture and history of Asian American & Pacific Islanders (AAPI).

What started as a ten-day celebration in 1978 moved to a month-long commemoration in 1992 to recognize the contributions of our AAPI community and their tremendous impact on our society, culture, and daily life.

Join me this month as we recognize our AAPI community members for their remarkable contributions!



Assemblymember Tasha Boerner
Assemblymember, 77th District

P.S. My office is available every day to talk with you about your concerns or help connect you with resources. You can reach us at (858) 481-7704 or Assemblymember.Boerner@assembly.ca.gov.


Janet Chin

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This week, for AAPI Heritage Month, I want to spotlight the incredible leaders in my district.

My first honoree is Janet Chin. She is an active community member who participates in and volunteers for events in the district. She is a veteran, and for her service, she has earned the Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Medal, and Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. She also earned the California Achievement Medal and Professional Development Ribbon from the CA State Military Reserves. She has dedicated her life to public service and serves as my District Director.

Thank you for your hard work, Janet! We all appreciate you!

Daja Marks

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My next honoree is a passionate advocate for social justice and community empowerment. Join me in recognizing Daja Marks for AAPI Month! She found her voice through visual art, film, and dance. She co-founded MindFull Movement, a platform that uses artistic expression to facilitate dialogue, healing, and activism. Daja empowers individuals to engage with social issues and amplify underrepresented voices.


AB 2715 - Brown Act: Closed Sessions on Cybersecurity

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AB 2715 passed the Assembly Local Government Committee! Cyberattacks are on the rise, & local agencies must prepare for those risks. AB 2715 would allow local government to discuss cybersecurity concerns in private to effectively address and prevent cyberattacks.

Mayor Todd Gloria Visits the Capitol

ad77 Mayor Todd Gloria Visits the Capitol

Last week, I was happy to see a familiar face in the Capitol - Mayor Todd Gloria! He has been actively advocating for more homelessness funding for the City of San Diego. Thank you, Mayor, for all your hard work!

Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Press Conference

ad77 Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Press Conference

Our indigenous communities have been sounding the alarm - their friends and family are going missing or getting murdered. Of these reported cases, only 9% have been solved. I commend my colleague, Assemblymember James Ramos, for continuing to bring this issue to light. Our indigenous neighbors deserve to feel safe.


Youth Enrichment Services Collaborative

ad77 Youth Enrichment Services Collaborative

#TeamTasha recognized Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD) seniors from Sage Creek and Carlsbad High School involved in the Youth Enrichment Services Collaborative. These students are involved in their district and frequently visit elementary students to keep them engaged in education.

For more information, The Vista Press Online shared an article on the program.

AD 77: District Advisory Council Meetings

ad77 AD 77: District Advisory Council Meetings

Every year, I hold District Advisory Council (DACs) meetings in the following areas:

  • Environment, Water Quality, & Sustainability;
  • Housing;
  • Health;
  • Education;
  • Homelessness & Human Services;
  • Jobs & Economical Development;
  • Transportation & Mobility; and
  • Public Safety, Emergency Response, & Wildfire Prevention.

Thank you to local leaders in #AD77 who attended the DACs and voiced concerns on local and state issues.

UC San Diego's Society of Hispanic Students in Law

ad77 UC San Diego's Society of Hispanic Students in Law

On Thursday, #TeamTasha participated in UC San Diego's Society of Hispanic Students in Law (SOHIL) first annual Political Engagement Night. Representatives from Senator Atkins, Congressmember Levin, and City Councilmember Kent Lee talked with college students about the various public service career pathways and how to approach their legislators and elected officials. Thank you to SOHIL and UCSD's Associated Students for hosting this fantastic evening.


Free Document Shredding Event

ad77 Free Document Shredding Event

The City of Encinitas is hosting a free document-shredding event next month. Individuals can dispose of up to two banker boxes per household and drop off household batteries and electronic waste (no hazardous waste or appliances). The city requests individuals to bring their cans/bags, gloves, and shovels for mulch loading. For additional information on the event, you can call (760) 633-2777 or email recycling@encinitasca.gov.

Assembly District 77: Fall 2024 Internship Program

Assembly District 77: Internship Program

My office is accepting applications for our Fall 2024 Internship Program, located at my District Office in Solana Beach. The internship is open to all individuals with an interest in learning more about state government and public service while building professional skills.

Interns will work as unpaid volunteers with flexible part-time hours. This role requires a three-month commitment, with flexible part-time hours and flexible start/end dates.

If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to my Field Representative, Mariah Kallhoff, at Mariah.Kallhoff@asm.ca.gov with the subject line "AD77 Fall Internship Application: [Last Name]."

Applications will be accepted year-round. Please share this opportunity with anyone you think may make a good fit!

City of Encinitas: Movie in the Park

ad77 City of Encinitas: Movie in the Park

Would you like to enjoy a movie with your family under the stars? The City of Encinitas is hosting a screening of Elemental at Glen Park on Saturday, May 4th. Families are encouraged to bring their food and drinks but are asked to avoid bringing glass containers. For a detailed schedule on the day of, click here.

California State Parks Week

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California State Parks Week is June 12-16! California State Parks will be hosting daily events at all state parks so you and your family can enjoy your time outdoors.

Secretary of State: San Diego Apostille Pop-Up Shop

ad77 Secretary of State: San Diego Apostille Pop-Up Shop

The Office of California Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D., will be hosting an Apostille Pop-Up Shop in partnership with the San Diego County Recorder/County Clerk's Office from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, on Monday, May 13, 2024, and Tuesday, May 14, 2024.


Mental Health Apps for Families

ad77 Mental Health Apps for Families

There are two free mental health apps available to all children, youth, young adults, and families in California. BrightLife Kids and Soluna are two free apps to help families raise happy, healthy young minds. BrightLife Kids is for families whose children are 0-12 years old, and Soluna is for teens and young adults between ages 13-25.


Tax Deadline Extended - June 17th

Assembly District 77: Internship Program

The tax deadline has been extended for individuals and small businesses affected by the January storms. For more information on the extension, please visit the California Office of Emergency Services website.

CA Tax Service Center

Free Tax Preparation

Free Tax Preparation

Home Start is providing free tax preparation for federal and state taxes if people make $64,000 or less. For more information on this service, or to make an appointment, please call (619) 229-3660.

Claim Your California Earned Income Tax Credit

Claim Your California Earned Income Tax Credit

The California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) offers financial support for low-income, working Californians. It has boosted the incomes of hundreds of thousands of families since it began. If you were self-employed or have an Individual Tax ID Number, you can now qualify for the CalEITC.

To find out if you qualify for the CalEITC, Young Child Tax Credit, or Foster Youth Tax Credit, visit the Franchise Tax Board's website for more information.


Metrolink Discount for EBT Cardholders

Metrolink Discount for EBT Cardholders

NEW DISCOUNT: California EBT Cardholders qualify for 50% off any Metrolink ticket or pass. Travel to school, work and anywhere else you need to be for less when you #takethetrain.

MetroLink Discount

CA Department of Consumer Affairs Licensed Business Search Tool

CA Department of Consumer Affairs Licensed Business Search Tool

Look for the license! Don't jeopardize your safety, money, or peace of mind - use DCA's free online search tool to double-check.

DCA Search

Rebates Available for Water-Saving Upgrades

Rebates Available for Water-Saving Upgrades

California residents and business owners can do their part to help the state conserve water by switching to more water-efficient appliances, and there are many rebates available to help with these upgrades.

If you don't need to replace any appliances right now, you can help out by replacing turf and other retrofitting projects - click the link below to learn more about rebates and ways you can be more water wise.

Browse Rebates

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