Past Events

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 00:00

Come participate in the 9th Annual Jingle Tails on Tuesday, December 13th, starting at 5:30 p.m. We are hosting this event in partnership with the Oakland Zoo and the Alameda County Community Food Bank. Just go to the Main Entrance area of the Oakland Zoo located at 9777 Golf Links Road in Oakland. We ask that each family member bring a nonperishable food item to receive free admission to the zoo. Protein rich items desired.

According to Alameda County Community Food Bank, one in six Alameda County residents rely on the donations provided at the food bank – roughly 50,000 people per week. You can help end hunger in Alameda County by donating a can of tuna, a jar of peanut butter or other non-perishable food item at the Jingle Tails Holiday Event.

This year's much anticipated ZooLights will feature larger-than-life, energy-efficient LED light displays and holiday music at more than 120 animal structures. Thanks to ZooLights' green technology, you can enjoy the festivities and the light displays that mirror the Oakland Zoo's year-round animal residents.

Tuesday, December 13
5:30 to 7 p.m.

9777 Golf Links Road, Main Entrance
Oakland, CA

Bring a can or bag of nonperishable food donation to the Zoo’s Main Entrance area for each attendee and ADMISSION IS FREE!

For more information, please call the District Office at (510) 286-1670.

Thank you for joining us during this fun-filled evening to help end hunger in California.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 00:00

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

December 7, 2016
1 - 2:30 p.m.

Oakland City Hall
Council Chambers, Third Floor
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612

Click here to register

What is the Credit?

The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or 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, twenty-five percent of the total credits available each fiscal year are specifically reserved for small businesses.

Mark Your Calendars!

The next application period begins January 2, 2017 and closes January 23, 2017. Go to calcompetes.ca.gov to apply.

For more information about the CCTC, click here.

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 justin.rausa@asm.ca.gov 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 Molly.Tafoya@asm.ca.gov.

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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 reina.lopez@asm.ca.gov.

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