Assemblywoman Luz Rivas Provides Update on Local Assistance Center Opening in Response to the Saddle Ridge Fire Recovery Efforts

For immediate release:

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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