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National Bicycle Month Free Bike Workshops

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Don’t miss it!

Our office is teaming up with AAA, the City of Oceanside - Government, and the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition for two free, virtual workshops to mark National Bicycle Month in May.

Bike Basics | Wed., May 11 | 12 -12:45 p.m. | Register here.

All About E-Bikes | Wed., May 25 | 12 - 12:45 p.m. | Register here

Registration is free, but required. All attendees will get a free resource kit in the mail. Spread the word and let’s celebrate bike safety together!

2022 Women of Impact Awards

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To honor the incredible accomplishments of women who have worked to improve North County communities, I’m inviting you to join us for our 2022 Women of Impact Awards on Friday, March 25!

Nominations came in from across the district to highlight women who are doing meaningful work each and every day and we’ll be honoring 10 of these amazing individuals at the event.

Tap or click here to watch a livestream of the event:

Knowledge to Help Afford College

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With so many high schools seniors sending in their college applications this time of year, many families are searching for advice on how they're going to pay for their child's education once the acceptance letters arrive.

On Thursday, October 14, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., I will be hosting a Tele-Town Hall with expert speakers from the California Student Opportunity & Access Program (Cal-SOAP). Join us to get answers from the experts to help you and your incoming college student make a game plan to take advantage of all of the various financial resources available. We will delve into grant opportunities, scholarships, the FAFSA application, how to cost-compare different college options, and more.

This will be an audio-only virtual discussion. Listeners can dial in at (978) 990-5158; Access Code: 2477815.

Be sure to submit any questions by Tuesday, October 12, 2021, to with the subject line "Town Hall Question" and we will include them in our program, time permitting.

I hope you'll be able to join us!

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AD 76 Tele-Town Hall: Aging & How to Plan for It

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Tele-Town Hall Aging & How to Plan for It

Do you have questions about aging and how to plan for the future? Are you in the process of looking for the right senior living situation for yourself or a loved one? Are you unsure of where to start?

On Thursday, September 30, from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., I will be hosting a Tele-Town Hall discussion on aging and how to plan for it with Carlsbad-based nonprofit Senior Life Source. We will delve into some of the major areas of concern, from finding the right in-home care providers or senior living communities, to financial planning and estate management. A panel of experts in aging and senior care will guide us through common questions many folks have when it comes to preparing for this stage of life.

This will be an audio-only virtual discussion. Listeners can dial in at (978) 990-5158; Access Code: 2477815.

Be sure to submit any questions by Tuesday, September 28 to with the subject line "Town Hall Question" and we will include them in our program, time permitting.

I hope you'll be able to join us!

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Vaccines Tele-Town Hall

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Vaccine Town Hall

Do you have questions about what actually means to be vaccinated? Looking for advice on how to stay safe once you have the vaccine? Have you heard something that sounded off and you want to know what a doctor has to say about it? 

On Tuesday, May 4th from 4-5pm, I will be hosting another Tele-Town Hall with local public health experts and medical professionals to guide us through some of the main questions you may have about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Listeners can dial in at (978) 990-5158; access code: 2477815.

Be sure to submit any questions by Monday, May 3rd to with the subject line "Townhall Question" and we will be sure to include it in our program, time permitting. I hope you'll be able to join us!

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Small Business Resource Webinar with SBDC

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On Tuesday, March 9th, from 4:00pm-5:00pm, my office will be partnering with the San Diego & Imperial Small Business Development Center to offer small businesses a comprehensive review of all the services and resources available to them at this time. Attendees can expect to hear about specialty services for minority-owned businesses, ongoing federal assistance, and may also get some insight into what to expect with the rollout for newly announced state relief funding.

Those interested in attending are encouraged to email questions in advance of the event so that they can be included in the program. If you have a question you'd like to hear answered, please email it to with "Small Business Webinar Question" in the subject line by Monday, March 8th.

To register for this webinar, please submit a Zoom RSVP  — all you need to provide is your name and your email address to receive a link to join in your inbox. For more information about this webinar, please call my district office. 


More About the SBDC: 
In addition to being the primary regional partner for businesses accessing state small business relief grants, SBDC offers a variety of trainings, workshops, and specialized services to help small businesses navigate the many layers of government assistance and regulatory relief. The San Diego & Imperial SBDC Network provides a vast array of no- and low- cost support to entrepreneurs and small businesses through their nine locations/sub-contractors, including their North County location in Carlsbad. The SBDC’s top priority is to empower small business creation and growth to achieve job creation and retention, capital investments, and dynamic innovation that improves the quality of life in San Diego and Imperial counties.




Senior Scam Stopper Seminar

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Senior citizens are unfortunately some of the most common victims of scams and fraud schemes. In fact, 1 in 18 seniors has been the victim of a scam or financial fraud. With so many new types of fraud becoming prevalent these days, it's important to stay informed about what to watch out for.

On Tuesday, February 9th from 10am-12pm, my office will be presenting our second annual Senior Scam Stopper Seminar in partnership with the Contractors State License Board, this time via Zoom! This forum is designed to help you or a loved one protect yourself from various types of fraud, from identity theft and telephone scams to financial, insurance, and mail fraud. Seniors, their families, and caregivers are welcome to virtually attend this seminar.

To join us, please click the button below to register and receive an automatic email with a link to join the Zoominar on February 9th. 



COVID-19 Tele-Town Hall: Applying to College & How to Pay For It

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On Thursday, December 3rd from 4-5pm, I will be hosting another Tele-Town Hall discussion, this time on applying for college and how to pay for higher education. I will be joined by professionals in admissions and financial aid who will provide parents and guardians with some tips for what to look out for as their high schooler is going through the process, and some advice to students as they navigate different application requirements. We will also discuss financial aid and explore scholarship opportunities available to students from a variety of backgrounds.

I will be joined by: 

Donna San Miguel • CSUSM Executive Director of Recruitment & Outreach 
Edwin Chikukwa Presenter, California Student Aid Commission Cash for College Program 
This is an audio-only virtual forum. You can dial in with either a cell or home phone.
Call-in: (978) 990-5158
Access Code: 2477815
Question can be submitted ahead of time to with the subject line "Townhall Question" by 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 3rd. Questions sent during the town hall will be included, time permitting. For those who are unable to call in, a recording of the call will be posted on my Town Hall webpage. 

Veteran & Military Service Awards - Virtual Ceremony

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On November 17th from 10-11am, I will be hosting a virtual awards ceremony for the recipients of the 2020 Veteran & Military Service Awards and their families. In the month of October, the North County community responded to the call for nominations with a diverse array of nominees. These nominees were chosen because of their outstanding service to the people of Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, and Camp Pendleton. 

The recipients by category are as follows: 

• Excellence in Advocacy: Hon. Donald F. Armento 
• Excellence in Mentorship: Ericka Paez 
• Excellence in the Arts: W.B. May
• Excellence in Leadership: Col. Gary Johnston (Ret.) 
• Military Spouse of the Year: Emily Woods
• Veteran Volunteer of the Year: LCDR Tracy Owens, (Ret.) 
• Organizational Award: Veterans Association of North County
• Blue Star Families: Staci Holt, Maggie Meza, & Laura Torres
• Excellence in Service: California National Guard

All are welcome to tune in and take part in celebrating this group of individuals and organizations. The public will be able to watch the ceremony and use the chat function but will not be able to share audio or video. To join the ceremony as a participant, please click the button below to RSVP via Zoom and receive a link for joining in your email inbox. 



Child Online Safety Webinar - Human Trafficking & Online Predators

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Sex trafficking is the largest underground economy in San Diego after drug trafficking, and social media is often a preferred method for targeting the most vulnerable. With kids online more than ever these days, they are at greater risk of becoming vulnerable to traffickers.
On Thursday, November 12th, from 4 – 5pm, I will be hosting a virtual webinar with District Attorney Summer Stephan and Community Partnership Prosecutor Cheryl Sueing-Jones to talk to you about how to protect your children from becoming victims of human trafficking and other forms of online sexual exploitation.
District Attorney Stephan has devoted her life to protecting children and giving a voice for justice to the voiceless and most vulnerable. She is a national leader in the fight against sexual exploitation and human trafficking.
We will be hosting this discussion via zoom. Attendees will have the option to submit questions via the Q&A system, but will not be permitted to share audio or video. If you want to join us, please click the button below to RSVP and receive a zoom link to join. 


I hope you’ll be able to attend this important discussion. For those who are unable to join, a video of the webinar will be uploaded to my website.