San Fernando Valley’s Newly Elected Official

On Saturday, September 22, a truly impressive roundup of Los Angeles and California elected officials converged at the Discovery Cube Los Angeles in Sylmar to welcome San Fernando Valley's newest elected official, Luz Rivas. I have known Luz since our days at San Fernando High School! Now, Assemblywoman Rivas has headed off to Sacramento to fight for the people she grew up with and the community she grew up in. Continue reading

Latinos Shaping the Future of STEM

On September 21, I was joined by members of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) - Los Angeles Professional Chapter, as I recognized them for their work to create a more diverse engineering field and supporting Hispanic Angelenos already hard at work. Continue reading

Making Our Streets Safer

On Thursday, September 20, I was joined by Councilmember David Ryu and officials from the Department of Transportation as we unveiled a traffic sign in memory of Traffic Enforcement Officer Gregory Park. Officer Park was killed this past July when he was struck by a vehicle in the line of duty. Until that day, only one other Traffic Enforcement Officer had been killed on the job in our City's history. But this is not a number to be celebrated. Continue reading

Ready for Women Fellows Leading the Way

In early September, we said goodbye to this year's Ready for Women Fellows. Each year, our City Hall office hosts a fellowship program designed to develop the next generation of female political leaders in our City. Continue reading

In Focus - Braving New Heights

Thank you Rene Eng and InFocus local news from Spectrum for putting a spotlight on this great and important program. Although we've come a long way in the fight for equal rights for women, we can always do better. Growing up, most girls aren't told: "you can be a firefighter when you grow up." Continue reading

Human Trafficking PSA Goes Live at LAX

I am proud to partner with Los Angeles World Airports CEO Deborah Flint in preventing trafficking through LAX. This month, our human trafficking public service announcement went live at the airport.  Continue reading

Kicking Off embRACE L.A.'s 100 Dinners on Race

I was proud to host the third and final kick-off lunch for embRACE L.A. -- City Council President Herb Wesson's 100 dinners on race initiative. The dinners are a chance for Angelenos to gather together, break bread and break through.     Continue reading

Sixth District partners with the Los Angeles Fire Department on Girls Camp

Dozens of young women from across L.A. joined me at Drill Tower 81 in Panorama City for LAFD Girls Camp. The girls learned about what it takes to join the Los Angeles Fire Department from some of the bravest female firefighters in L.A.   Continue reading

"In Her Words": A Women's History Month Celebration

In wrapping up Women’s History Month, I was proud to present “In Her Words” — a celebration of sisterhood and the female experience, and an evening of empowering performances by women.     Continue reading

Hearing from the community at Arleta Neighborhood Council Town Hall

I care deeply about the Valley communities I represent. I always want to hear from residents about the issues that matter to them. It's why I joined community members at the Arleta Neighborhood Council’s East San Fernando Valley Quality of Life Town Hall.  Continue reading