Recent Events

California Competes Tax Credit WorkshopDo you own a business?  You might be eligible for a California Competes Tax Credit. 

The Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is hosting a workshop on the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC).  Small, medium, and large businesses are encouraged to attend the workshop and receive instructions on how to apply for the $200 million in available tax credits.

Event Details:

Tuesday, June 27
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Fremont City Hall
Council Chambers
3300 Capitol Ave.
Freemont, CA 94538

What is the Credit?

The California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to stay and grow in California.

Who Can Apply?

Any business can apply for the CCTC and there are no geographic or sector-specific restrictions that impact eligibility.  In addition, 25% of the total credits available each fiscal year are specifically reserved for small businesses. The application is free.

Mark Your Calendars!

The application period begins July 24, 2017.  Go to www.calcompetes.ca.gov to apply. Please register to reserve your space.

For more information about the CCTC, click here or call my office at (510) 583-8818.

Learn about the scams targeting seniors and how to avoid falling prey to them!

These seminars will feature experts from government agencies who will present on topics including home improvement projects, identity theft, auto repair, health care fraud and investments.

The dates and locations are as follows:

Thursday, May 11, 2017
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Ralph & Mary Ruggieri Senior Center
33997 Alvarado-Niles Road
Union City, CA 94587
Cosponsoring with Senator Bob Wieckowski

Thursday, June 15, 2017
1-3 p.m.
Kenneth C. Aitken Senior & Community Center
17800 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Cosponsoring with Senator Bob Wieckowski

Friday, June 16, 2017
1-3 p.m.
Fremont Multi-Service Senior Center
40086 Paseo Padre Parkway
Fremont, CA 94538
Cosponsoring with Senator Bob Wieckowski AND Assemblyman Kansen Chu

Know Your RightsI am pleased to co-sponsor a FREE Spanish “Know Your Rights” workshop with Centro Legal De La Raza, Eden United Church of Christ, and Housing Economic Rights Advocates to bring valuable information to our immigrant and refugee community. Come learn how to be prepared and how to protect yourself if faced with deportations and ICE raids. Individual consultations will be available on site with an immigration and/or family attorney.

Friday, May 12
6 - 8 p.m.

Eden United Church of Christ
Oliver Hall
21425 Birch Street
Hayward, CA 94541

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  • Free childcare for school-aged children (5-12 years).
  • Light dinner and refreshments provided.

For more information and registration: Lyanne Mendez, (510) 583-8818.


Know Your RightsEs un placer ser un copatrocinador junto al Centro Legal De La Raza, Eden Iglesia Unida de Cristo, y Housing Economic Rights Advocates para traer un taller gratuito de “Conozca Sus Derechos” a nuestras comunidades inmigrantes y refugiados. Infórmese de cómo estar preparado y seguro si debe enfrentar una deportación o redada de inmigración. Se proveerá consultas individuales con abogados de inmigración y familia.

Viernes 12 de mayo
6 - 8 p.m.

Eden Iglesia Unida de Cristo
Oliver Hall
21425 Birch Street
Hayward, CA 94541

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  • Habrá cuidado de niños gratuito (5-12 años).
  • Se proveerá una cena ligera.

Para más información y registración: Lyanne Mendez, (510) 583-8818.

Each year the California State Assembly recognizes outstanding women from each Assembly district. In the past we have recognized women in business, public safety, health and education. Please join us in celebration of this year’s honorees.

2017 Honorees

Moina Shaiq–Woman of the Year
Sue Chan – Social Justice Honoree
Helen Kennedy – Education Honoree
Jo Loss – Lifetime Achievement Honoree
Susan Ojeda-Cobos – Business Honoree

4th Annual Woman of the Year Celebration

Saturday, March 11
1:30 - 3p.m.

Chabot College Event Center, Building 700
25555 Hesperian Blvd.
Hayward, CA*

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Coffee and dessert will be served.

*Please note there is a $2.00 cash only parking fee at Chabot Community College

To R.S.V.P. or for more information, call 510-583-8818 or e-mail Deborah.Cox@asm.ca.gov.

February is Black History Month, a time to reflect on the experiences, history, and culture of Black America and its importance to America's history.

That's why the state Assembly passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution 6 to encourage all citizens to celebrate Black History Month by recognizing the contributions African Americans have made to our communities.

Please join me at one of our local events honoring Black History Month:

Celebrating Community: Black Families of Fairview and Kelly Hill Exhibit
Black History Month: Open Mic Night

Friday, February 24, 2017
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Free Admission

Hayward Area Historical Society Museum of History & Culture
22380 Foothill Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94541

Can’t make it February 24?
Check out the exhibit January 14 - March 5, 2017.
Wednesday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Village Method (TVM) Black History Month Celebration

Young TVM scholars have been learning about ancient Africa and will have a special program to celebrate Black History Month.  

Friday, February 24, 2017
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Free Admission

UC Holly Center
31600 Alvarado Boulevard
Union City, CA 94587