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July Updates

I am honored to share some exciting news. I have been appointed as the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs, and I could not be prouder to take on this responsibility.

As many of you know, I have a deep personal connection with veterans. As the daughter and sister of veterans, I know personally the sacrifices our veterans and their families make. Veterans disproportionately experience homelessness, mental health disorders, substance use disorders, post-traumatic stress, and more.

Our veterans deserve unwavering support from the government, and I am committed to making a difference in their lives. This means ensuring they have access to quality healthcare, job training opportunities, and affordable housing. I've seen firsthand how crucial these services are, as my own father's recovery from cancer was made possible through the healthcare provided by the VA, due to his exposure to Agent Orange during his service in Vietnam.

I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to our new Assembly Speaker, Robert Rivas, for entrusting me with this vital role. Together, we will work towards building a better future for our veterans and their families.

I would also like to acknowledge the former Chair, Assemblywoman Esmeralda Soria, for her outstanding leadership. We are collaborating closely to ensure a seamless transition and continue the important work that lies ahead.

I am passionate about supporting those who have served our country, and I am excited about the opportunity to lead this committee and make a positive impact.

Thank you for being a part of this journey with me.


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Assemblywoman Pilar Schiavo


State Funding for Project Roomkey Site in Chatsworth

State Funding Secured for Project Roomkey Site in Chatsworth

I'm happy to join Mayor Karen Bass to combine our efforts to bring real solutions to the homelessness crisis. By combining the efforts of the state and city, we have and will continue to secure the crucial funding necessary to make a tangible impact on the lives of those experiencing homelessness in our communities. With a shared commitment to this cause, we are dedicated to implementing innovative programs and fostering partnerships that include prioritizing the development of more permanent housing with supportive services, so people don’t fall back into homelessness once they are housed. I am grateful to have been able to secure $200,000 in state funding to partner with my own community of Chatsworth on part of the housing solution we need to transform lives and stabilize our communities.

VIDA Mobile Clinic

VIDA Mobile Clinic

I'm proud to announce that our office was able to bring back $136,000 in state funds to expand VIDA Mobile Clinic’s outreach and medical services to the unhoused and low-income communities here in AD40.

It was an honor to join them to share the good news!

North Valley Caring Services Tour

North Valley Caring Services Tour

Loved touring North Valley Caring Services, the largest single-site food distribution in the San Fernando Valley. They also offer multi-pronged services like safe camping and youth programs to help tackle homelessness, poverty, and food insecurity.

You can learn more about their services and programs HERE.

Penny Lane Center Tour

Penny Lane Center Tour

It was great touring Penny Lane, which assists families and youth experiencing homelessness with permanent and transitional housing, mental health services, community spaces, and so much more.

I am proud to bring back more than $300,000 from Sacramento to Penny Lane centers to help fund their work in LA County in AD40.

Healthcare Providers in AD40

Healthcare Providers in AD40

This month, our team was able to tour facilities providing critical healthcare in Santa Clarita.

It was great to hear about their work and a pleasure to meet so many wonderful nurses, healthcare workers, and physicians - many who live in AD40 and are truly dedicated to providing the best care for patients from our community.

Pure Water Project

Pure Water Project

I had the pleasure of meeting with the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District and seeing their Pure Water Project demonstration in action, a remarkable initiative that will ensure a sustainable water supply for the region.

I am grateful for their commitment to water sustainability and environmental stewardship!

Operation Gratitude Tour

Operation Gratitude Tour

Witnessing the dedication Operation Gratitude has for preparing care packages for our brave troops overseas was truly inspiring. I am honored to see firsthand how they bring joy to millions of our heroes and their families!

Sacramento Updates

Bill Update

Bill Update

Our last two bills made it out of Senate committees this month! Protecting Medicare for our seniors and disabled community, as well as protecting our children, community, and water from PFAS and toxic chemicals. We're now 11 of 11, with the bills that have fiscal impacts on their way to Senate Appropriations.

Community Events

August 3 - Summer Movie Fest - Super Mario Bros: 6 – 11 p.m.
CSUN Library Lawn

August 5 - Savor: A Tribute to Santana: 5 p.m.
27150 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91350

August 10 - Summer Movie Fest - Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3: 6 – 11 p.m.
CSUN Library Lawn

August 12 - Back to School Backpack Giveaway: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Gledhill Elementary, 16030 Gledhill Street, North Hills, CA 91343

August 12 - Twist on Taylor: A Tribute to Taylor Swift: 5 p.m.
27150 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91350

August 17 - Senses Block Party: 7 – 10 p.m.
Main Street, Old Town Newhall

August 19 - Queen Nation: A Tribute to Queen: 5 p.m.
27150 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91350

August 26 - FABBA: A Tribute to ABBA: 5 p.m.
27150 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Every Saturday - The Old Town Newhall Farmers Market: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Old Town Newhall Library

Every Wednesday - Canyon Country Farmers Market: 4 – 8 p.m.
Canyon Country Community Center

Every Sunday - Santa Clarita Certified Farmers Market: 8 a.m. – Noon
College of the Canyons, Parking Lot 5


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