Assemblymember Tasha BoernerMay is Mental Health Awareness Month, and for individuals with severe mental health conditions, the only option to treat these disorders is through medication.

I authored House Resolution 88 this year to commemorate May 5th-11th as Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) Awareness Week. TD is a neurological disorder that affects people who are taking medication for mental health issues. It causes involuntary movements in the face, tongue, and limbs and can significantly impact a person's quality of life. About 600,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with TD, and an estimated 70% of people with the disorder remain undiagnosed.

Let's work to dismantle the stigma surrounding mental health. San Diego County provides a list of mental health programs. For more information on TD, please visit TalkAboutTD.com.



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.


ad77 Happy Mothers Day

Mothers make the world go round. We sacrifice everything to make sure our children are happy. It is not an easy job, but it is one of the most rewarding. To all of our mothers, I hope you are appreciated. You are our superheroes! Happy Mother's Day to all of our mothers in #AD77!


Tuyen Nguyen

ad77 aapi heritage month Tuyen Nguyen

My next Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month honoree is Tuyen Nguyen! She is the Stop the Hate Program Director for Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties.

Her position was possible when the San Diego API Coalition, who is a current grantee, received $13 million to support over 27 community-based organizations in the regions to combat the rise of anti-Asian hate.

Thank you for working hard to create long-term change in our county!


Brooke Klein

ad77 Brooke Klein national teachers day spotlight

It is National Teacher Appreciation Week, and for National Teachers' Day, I want to give a special shout-out to Encinitas Union School District Teacher Brooke Klein!

Some teachers teach because they desire to do good in public service, but Brooke teaches because she feels called to do it. Her spirit and energy are captured by the enthusiasm of her students.

Our teachers work hard to educate and uplift all of our children. Thank you to all of our teachers in #AD77!



ad77 national small business day spotlight Olavida

For National Small Business Day, I want to recognize Olavida Mezcal. The business was founded by Encinitas local woman, mother, and Dual Language Immersion teacher, Caela Workman. Since she was a little girl, Caela fell in love with the ocean and enjoyed traveling to Mexico and immersing herself in the culture. After ten years of teaching, she yearned for something new and different and decided to create her own Mezcal. Olavida Mezcal is now available at many restaurants in North County, and they plan to expand! As Olavida grows, she plans to keep giving back to education.


May the Fourth be with You

ad77 May the Fourth be with You

May the Fourth be with you! Last week, Assemblymember Juan Alanis presented House Resolution 92 commemorating Star Wars Day. Thank you to my colleague for uniting all forces from the Star Wars universe on the Assembly Floor! Darth Vader used the force to lure me to the dark side.

San Diego Peace Officers Visit the Capitol

ad77 San Diego Peace Officers Visit the Capitol

The San Diego County Sheriffs Association and the San Diego Police Department visited the Capitol this week for the California Highway Patrol Memorial.

Assembly Select Committee on Latina Inequities

ad77 Assembly Select Committee on Latina Inequities

This week, the Assembly Select Committee on Latina Inequities held a hearing on the economic status of Latinas in California. I want to thank my colleague, Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo, for hosting this hearing. I will always be a champion for equality and equity.

Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce

ad77 Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce

I love when community members make it to Sacramento! Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce President, Bret Schazenbach, visited Sacramento for an annual CalChamber Capitol Summit & Host Breakfast.


San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce's 2024 Congressional Luncheon

ad77 San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce's 2024 Congressional Luncheon

#TeamTasha joined students, faculty, and administrators from Point Loma Nazarene University for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce's 2024 Congressional Luncheon. It is always exciting to hear about the work that San Diego County's Congressional Delegation is doing to support our region and communities!

San Diego Port Tour

ad77 San Diego Port Tour

The San Diego Port is one of the region's gems. It operates 34 miles of the San Diego Bay and contributes $9.2 billion to our local economy.

#TeamTasha had the opportunity to join a tour of the San Diego Port organized by Assemblymember Gipson, Chair of the Select Committee on Ports and Goods Movement, and see the first electric tug boat, e-Wolf, custom-made by Crowley.

Torrey Pines State Beach

ad77 Torrey Pines State Beach

#TeamTasha visited the Torrey Pines State Beach living shoreline and parking lot managed retreat construction site. This project will provide further protection and restoration of the lagoon and nearby habitats, safer access to our beach, and reduce erosion. Thank you to California State Parks and the Coastal Conservancy for showing us this great project!


Pacific Beach Town Council's 14th Annual Graffiti Clean Up

ad77 Pacific Beach Town Councils 14th Annual Graffiti Clean Up

The Pacific Beach Town Council will host our 14th annual Graffiti Cleanup Day on Saturday, May 11th, from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Pacific Beach Presbyterian Church. Volunteers must complete a liability waiver to participate.

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A Day at the Park - A Port Experiences Series

ad77 A Day at the Park - A Port Experiences Series

The Port of San Diego invites our neighbors and visitors to join the first-ever "A Day at the Park: A Port Experiences Series" at Pepper Park. The event is family-friendly and free to the public. The festivities will occur on Saturday, May 18, 2024, from noon until 5 p.m. This event will be the first in a three-part series of multi-cultural events at Port parks along the San Diego Bay waterfront.

Pepper Park is at 3299 Tidelands Avenue, National City, CA 91950. A free accessible shuttle service will be available for attendees from Olivewood Elementary School at 2505 F Avenue, National City, CA 91950. The shuttle will run from the library to the park from noon to 4:15 pm.

Guests will be able to enjoy performances from a variety of local artists, local food vendors, a kid's zone with activities, and so much more!

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!

California State Parks Week

ad77 California State Parks Week

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.

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