Assemblywoman Wants to Create State Office to End Homelessness

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Homelessness is an issue that plagues many cities across California, and one Assemblymember has a plan to end that problem.

On Tuesday, Assembly Member Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) introduced AB 1845 to create the Governor’s Office to End Homelessness.  The office would be administered by the Secretary on Housing Insecurity and Homelessness, appointed by the Governor.

California Assemblywoman Proposes Plan To End Homeless Crisis

A California Assemblywoman has a plan to end the state’s homeless crisis. Assembly Member Luz Rivas introduced a bill to create the Governor’s Office to end homelessness. The office would be led by the Secretary on Housing Insecurity and Homelessness, which is appointed by the governor. It would be the lead state entity in combating homelessness and would work with federal, state and local departments that provide housing and services to the homeless.

Khalsa Care Named 2019 ‘Non-Profit of the Year’

PACOIMA, Calif. — The California Association of Non-Profits has awarded the Khalsa Care Foundation as the 39th Assembly District’s “2019 Non-Profit of the Year” in recognition of its outstanding record of community support, according to a news release.

Audit Shows California Fails To Adequately Identify, Support Homeless Students

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — An audit released by the California State Auditor on Thursday showed that the California Department of Education and local education agencies (LEAs) fail to identify and support students experiencing homelessness.

The audit was requested in March by Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco), James Ramos (D-Highland), and Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) and found that LEAs do not accurately identify homeless students or provide them with the proper services.

Valley Alarm Celebrates Renovation of Historic Elks Lodge

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.