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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

SYLMAR – Today, Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) announces the opening of a Local Assistance Center (LAC) at the Sylmar Recreation Center for residents impacted by the recent Saddle Ridge Fire.

On Thursday, October 10th, at approximately 9 p.m., an aggressive fire broke out in Sylmar, California. As of October 15, 2019, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported the fire at 8,391 acres with 45% containment. The Fire has damaged 40 single residences, 17 multiple residences, 1 nonresidential commercial property, and 3 minor structures; and destroyed 12 single residences, 5 nonresidential commercial property, and 4 minor structures.

“Since the outbreak of the Saddle Ridge Fire, my team and I have been working to connect residents with resources to ensure that no needs go unmet,” said Assemblywoman Luz Rivas.

The City of Los Angeles is leading the efforts to open LAC to provide local residents with recovery efforts on-site for individuals, family members, and business owners to obtain information on services and assistance needed as a result of damages to personal property. Along with city resources, the Department of Motor Vehicle, Franchise Tax Board, Contractors State License Board, and the Department of Insurance will be present at the LAC, ready to help anyone in need.

LAC Location: Sylmar Recreation Center, 13109 Borden Ave., Sylmar, CA 91342

Open to the Public: Thursday, October 17, 2019 to Saturday, October 26, 2019

Hours of Operation:

Thursday, October 17: 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 22: 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday, October 18: 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 23: 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 19: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 24: 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 20: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday, October 25: 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Monday, October 21: 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 26: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

For more information, please contact my District Office at (818) 504-3911.

Assemblywoman Rivas proudly represents the 39th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Arleta, Lake View Terrace, Granada Hills, Mission Hills, North Hollywood, Pacoima, Sun Valley, Sunland-Tujunga, Sylmar, and San Fernando.

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CONTACT:
Judy Yee, Judy.Yee@asm.ca.gov, 916.319.2039

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

SYLMAR — Hoy, la Asambleísta Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) anunció la apertura de un Centro de Asistencia Local (LAC, por sus siglas en ingles) en el Centro de Recreación en Sylmar para los residentes afectados por el Incendio Saddle Ridge.

El jueves, 10 de octubre, un agresivo incendio estalló en Sylmar, California. A partir del 15 de octubre, el Departamento de Bomberos de Los Ángeles reportó que el incendio había sido contenido en un 45 por ciento, y cubría 8,391 hectareas. El fuego dañó 40 residencias individúales, 17 residencias múltiples, 1 propiedad comercial, 3 estructuras menores y destruyó 12 residencias individúales, 5 propiedades comerciales, y 4 estructuras menores.

“Desde el comienzo del Incendio Saddle Ridge, mi equipo y yo hemos estado trabajando para conectar a los residentes afectados con recursos para asegurarnos que todas las necesidades sean suplidas,” dijo la Asambleísta Rivas.

La Cuidad de Los Ángeles está liderando los esfuerzos para abrir el Centro de Asistencia que proveerá un lugar donde individuos, seres queridos y dueños de negocios afectados por el incendio puedan recibir información sobre servicios y asistencia necesaria. Junto a los recursos de la cuidad, El Departamento de Vehículos Motorizados (DMV, por sus siglas en ingles), el Departamento de Seguros, el Consejo de Impuestos Estatales, y la Mesa Directiva de Contratistas de Licencias Estatales estarán presentes y listos para ayudar.

Lugar: Sylmar Recreation Center, 13109 Borden Ave., Sylmar, CA 91342               

Abierto al Público: 17 de octubre al 26 de octubre

Horario:

Jueves, Octubre 17: 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Martes, Octubre 22: 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Viernes, Octubre 18: 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Miércoles, Octubre 23: 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Sábado, Octubre 19: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Jueves, Octubre 24: 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Domingo, Octubre 20: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Viernes, Octubre 25: 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Lunes, Octubre 21: 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Sábado, Octubre 26: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Para más información, por favor contacte mi oficina del distrito al número 818-504-3911.

Assemblywoman Rivas proudly represents the 39th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Arleta, Lake View Terrace, Granada Hills, Mission Hills, North Hollywood, Pacoima, Sun Valley, Sunland-Tujunga, Sylmar, and San Fernando.

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Contactar:
Judy Yee, Judy.Yee@asm.ca.gov, 916.319.2039

Monday, October 14, 2019

Sacramento, California - Building on the Administration’s commitment to focus on proposals that benefit the state’s parents, families and children, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed legislation to expand protections to students in the state’s K-12 public schools.

Friday, October 11, 2019

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. — Valley Alarm, a leading security provider in the Los Angeles region, recently opened its new headquarters here, located in the sprawling San Fernando Valley.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 3 was attended by State Assemblywoman Luz Rivas; San Fernando Mayor Joel Fajardo, San Fernando Chief of Police Anthony Vairo, the office of State Senator Hertzberg, City Council members, the San Fernando Chamber of Commerce, industry icons, and hundreds of friends and colleagues.

Monday, October 7, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Building on the state’s historic investment in two years of free community college and substantial state budget investments that allowed the University of California and the California State University to freeze tuition, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a series of bills into law Friday focused on affordability, transparency and integrity in higher education.

Monday, October 7, 2019

SACRAMENTO - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Assemblymember Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) last week announced AB 1313, their bill to help mitigate the student debt crisis, was signed into law. The bill prohibits postsecondary schools from withholding transcripts from students who owe a debt and ensures students are not hamstrung in pursuing educational and career opportunities by the practices of certain schools and colleges.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Assemblymember Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) on Friday announced AB 1313, their bill to help mitigate the student debt crisis, was signed into law.

The bill prohibits postsecondary schools from withholding transcripts from students who owe a debt and ensures students are not hamstrung in pursuing educational and career opportunities by the practices of certain schools and colleges.

Friday, October 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Bill (AB) 1313, a measure authored by California State Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D-Arleta), and sponsored by the California Attorney General Xavier Becerra was signed into law by the Governor today. AB 1313 establishes the Educational Debt Collection Practices Act which prohibits postsecondary schools from refusing to provide a transcript for a current or former student on the grounds that the student owes a debt. 

Investigations by the Department of Justice and the journalistic tenacity of the media have documented and uncovered instances of schools and colleges threatening to withhold a student’s transcript if a student owes debt or is alleged to owe a debt, sometimes only totaling five dollars.

“Thank you Governor Newsom for signing AB 1313, which gives all of our students a chance to succeed regardless of their financial situation. A recent UC Student Association study highlighted that students of color and low-income students are three times more likely to take on student loan debt than their white and wealthier peers,” said Assemblywoman Luz Rivas. “There are plenty of other options on the table for the collection of debt, but withholding a student’s transcript should not be one of those options. The passage of AB 1313 eliminates higher education institutions’ ability to use the predatory practice of withholding transcripts to collect student debt. California continues to put students first.”

“As our nation struggles under the weight of a $1.5 trillion student debt crisis, it is essential that we follow every road to help students succeed,” said Attorney General Becerra. “Today, with AB 1313 signed into law, California is a taking a step toward solving a chicken and egg dilemma. Students with debt can no longer be denied their transcripts – one of the most important tools students need to help address their debt. We’re proud to help protect students from unfair debt collection practices – no one should be denied opportunity simply because of their financial situation.” 

Student loan debt has exceeded $1.52 trillion, which is greater than all outstanding credit card debt in the nation. This type of debt can be difficult to overcome and withholding a student’s transcript only increases their inability to pay it off. Student transcripts are often needed to pursue internships, higher education, or career advancements. By withholding transcripts, students are put in a predicament where they are unable to advance their careers and get to a place where they can actually pay off their debt. 

“I would personally like to thank Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, AFSCME, California Community Colleges, California Faculty Association, California Teachers Association, Student Borrower Protection Center, UAW Local 5870, and UC Student-Workers Union of Davis for your strong support on AB 1313, so that we can ensure that all student have an equal opportunity to succeed,” said Assemblywoman Luz Rivas.

Assemblywoman Rivas proudly represents the 39th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Arleta, Lake View Terrace, Granada Hills, Mission Hills, North Hollywood, Pacoima, Sun Valley, Sunland-Tujunga, Sylmar, and San Fernando.

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CONTACT:
Judy Yee, Judy.Yee@asm.ca.gov, 916.319.2039

Friday, October 4, 2019

California Governor Gavin Newsom has given no hint about his plans for S.B. 127, the Complete Streets For All bill authored by San Francisco Senator Scott Wiener. He has three choices: sign it, veto it, or ignore it and let it become law when his deadline to act expires on October 13.

Friday, October 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Building on the state’s historic investment in two years of free community college and substantial state budget investments that allowed the University of California and the California State University to freeze tuition, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a series of bills into law today focused on affordability, transparency and integrity in higher education. The bills expand access to financial aid for students, strengthen integrity in college admissions and enhance oversight of for-profit colleges in California.