Past Events

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 00:00
Mind Your Money
  • Struggling with debt, mortgage payments or student loans?
  • Want to buy a home?
  • Considering starting a small business?
  • Concerned you will run out of money in retirement?
  • Need help planning for you or your children’s education?
  • Confused about your employee benefits?
  • Want to know general financial planning practices?
  • Don't know how to protect your credit after an eviction?

I encourage you to attend “Mind Your Money.” A free financial planning day, where these and many more questions will be presented and answered.

Saturday, October 15
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Oakland City Hall
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
(14th St. between Broadway & Clay St.)

Join Assemblymember Tony Thurmond; Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf; Alameda County Supervisors Keith Carson, Nate Miley, and Wilma Chan; and me for one-on-one financial planning, workshops and more. We will also be hosting informational clinics on general financial planning practices and protecting one's credit after an eviction. Professionals will be on hand at this free clinic to address your specific questions and concerns.

Please call (510) 286-1670 or contact us via email at to RSVP or for more information.

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 00:00

I invite you to join me and celebrate the diversity, generosity, and tremendous contributions of individuals and organizations in the 18th Assembly District. Let’s gather to recognize these honorees and their great accomplishments as leaders in our community. I look forward to providing an update on State legislation and to the opportunity to discuss issues that impact you and your family.

In cooperation with a local literacy organization, please bring a new or gently used book for children.

Monday, September 26
6-8 p.m.

21st Amendment Brewery
2010 Williams Street
San Leandro, CA 94577

Event is free but space is limited.

To RSVP today please call (510) 286-1670 or email

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Monday, September 26, 2016 - 00:00

Do you own a business or are thinking about starting one?

Come to this small business workshop to learn about:

  • Best practices for small businesses
  • Business plan development
  • Start-up basics
  • Access to capital
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Money management
  • Hiring and retaining employees
  • And more

Hear presentations from the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, Alameda County Small Business Development Center, the City of Oakland Economic Development Office, Alameda Chamber of Commerce, San Leandro Chamber of Commerce, and Clark Construction Group.

Monday, September 26, 2016
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Elihu M. Harris State Building
1515 Clay Street, Oakland CA 94612
Room 15, Second Floor

For more information and to RSVP, call (510) 286-1670 or email Reina Lopez-Navarro at

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 00:00

Please join the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), CalEPA, and the California Environmental Justice Alliance for a workshop on the release of the CalEnviroScreenVersion 3.0 draft. CalEnviroScreen is a mapping tool that helps identify California communities that are most affected by many sources of pollution, and where people are often especially vulnerable to pollution’s effects. CalEnviroScreen uses environmental, health, and socioeconomic information to produce scores for every census tract in the state. Come to learn and provide input on this draft update to the tool.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Oakland Asian Cultural Center 388 9th St, #290, Oakland, CA 9460

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Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 00:00

Do you have a legislative idea, a question, or a problem with a state agency that you need help with?  If so, I want to hear from you!

Let’s meet for coffee in San Leandro on September 10th so you can share your thoughts and ideas.

Saturday, September 10
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Zocalo Coffeehouse
645 Bancroft Avenue
San Leandro, CA 94577

Meetings are by appointment only --- For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact (510) 286-1670.