• Representatives from 40 colleges, universities and career technical education programs.
•Workshops in English & Spanish on financial aid, the DREAM Act, SAT/ACT, community colleges and much more.
• All high school seniors will be eligible to participate in the 57th Assembly District Essay Contest. Three winners will be recipients of $1000 scholarships. Students must be present to accept.
• All high school students who attend will be entered in the opportunity drawing for $100 and $250 prizes. Students must be present to accept.
Assemblymember Calderon will be available to discuss state and legislative issues.
*This event is FREE to ALL parents & high school students from the cities of Industry,
La Mirada, La Habra Heights, La Puente, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte,
Whittier, and the unincorporated communities of Avocado Heights, Bassett, East La Mirada,
East Whittier, Hacienda Heights, Los Nietos-West Whittier, South San Jose Hills, and South Whittier
In conjunction with the College & Career Fair, high school seniors are invited to participate in the 57th Assembly District Essay Contest. Winners will be awarded scholarships. Participants must be scheduled to graduate in spring of 2016 and live in the 57th Assembly District. All essays must be submitted no later than September 10, 2015.
With California facing one of the most severe droughts on record, Governor Brown declared a drought State of Emergency in January 2015. In March, the Governor and Legislature announced the $1 Billion Emergency Drought Package in funding for drought relief and critical infrastructure projects. On April 1st, Governor Brown directed the first ever statewide mandatory water reductions in order to save water, increase enforcement to prevent wasteful water use, and streamline the state's drought response.
Assemblymember Ian Calderon, the City of Whittier, and the Whittier Chamber of Commerce have partnered up to host a Water Conservation Forum & Resource Fair.
Wednesday, August 5
5 p.m. to 8 p.m
(Forum begins at 6 p.m.)
The event is designed to inform the community about the drought and water conservation. Representatives from the City of Whittier and various water companies will provide information about saving water, grant and rebate programs, and landscaping ideas. Richard Stapler, Deputy Secretary for Communications for the California Natural Resources Agency, will serve as the keynote speaker.
Over the past weekend, many Whittier residents received fliers containing hateful and disturbing propaganda delivered to their doorsteps. There is no place in our community for hate and intolerance. Our community is better than that and no one should feel like they have to unwillingly be subjected to such hateful rhetoric. We’ve come much too far as a society to allow such hate speech to find its way into our homes. I condemn this unwanted message and intrusion into our neighborhoods.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ian C. Calderon (D-Whittier) announced that $100,000 in tax credits were awarded to Snak-King Company in City of Industry. With the support of the tax credit, Snak-King will add 25 additional full time employees through the California Competes Tax Credit Program.
“Snak King operates a state-of-the-art and innovative manufacturing facility in the 57th Assembly District,” stated Assemblymember Calderon. “The tax credit will help them create additional jobs and continue to make significant contributions to the quality of life and economic vitality of our communities.”
Urges Governor to Sign Balanced Budget that Invests in Higher Education and Reduces Poverty
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) released the following statement regarding his vote to support the 2015-2016 State Budget, which reinvests in higher education, reduces poverty, sets aside over $5.7 billion in reserves and pays down debt.
“This Budget reflects California’s commitment to higher education,” said Assemblymember Calderon. “With over $107 million in increased funding for the CSUs, $25 million for UCs, and a $38 million Cal Grant B increase for Community College students, the Budget will allow our public colleges and universities to increase enrollment, speed graduation times, and keep fees down. I urge the Governor to sign the State Budget and carry out California’s legacy of quality, affordable education.”
SACRAMENTO—Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins and the Assembly architects of the state’s expanded Film and Television Production Tax Credit, Assemblymembers Ian Calderon, Mike Gatto and Adrin Nazarian, today welcomed the announcement that the first new projects have been approved under the expanded program.
According to the California Film Commission, 11 projects have been selected to receive tax credits under the new Film and Television Tax Credit Program 2.0, which expanded funding from $100 million to $330 million annually. The projects include six new TV series, one TV pilot, and four TV series relocating to California. The program’s first application period, held May 11-17, was open only to television projects scheduled to begin production on or after July 1.
SACRAMENTO, CA –Assembly Bill 159, the “Right to Try Act” authored by Assemblymember Ian Calderon which would allow eligible patients with a serious or immediately life threatening disease to seek investigational drugs under the supervision of a physician, was approved by the Assembly with bipartisan support.
“AB 159 is simple- if your parent, or your child, or even you are faced with a terminal illness, you have the right to try and save your life,” stated Assemblymember Ian Calderon. “The measure provides strong protections for patients and physicians, while allowing patients the right to try investigational drugs that have passed basic safety testing.”
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill 691, authored by Assemblymember Ian Calderon which would set a framework and provide clarity over how a deceased individual’s private online information is handled, was approved unanimously on the Assembly Floor today, 77-0.
“California should lead and guide other states in this important policy area,” stated Assemblymember Ian Calderon. “There have been several attempts nationally to create a model for other states to use in order to address this issue. With the passage of AB 691, California has an opportunity to take the reins and secure consumer privacy in the 21st century.”
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill 332, a measure authored by Assemblymember Ian Calderon which would create the Long-Term Care Insurance Task Force and find sustainable options for long-term care insurance, was approved on the Assembly Floor today.
“California does not have a viable option for middle class seniors and persons with disabilities to obtain affordable long-term care,” stated Assemblymember Ian Calderon. “A Long-Term Care Insurance Task Force would be the first step towards building a robust long-term care insurance system in California.”
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) authored Assembly Bill 332, which would create the Long-Term Care Insurance Task Force and find sustainable options for long-term care insurance. “Every day, more than 10,000 Americans are turning 65,” says Assemblymember Calderon. “In California, the number of citizens 65 or older is projected to increase to almost 9 million by 2030, or about 18% of the expected population."
Assemblymember Calderon was interviewed by the Dick Helton and Vicki Moore of KNX Radio in Los Angeles. You can listen to the interview here. (3:26)