Past Events

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Assemblymember Miguel Santiago, in partnership with the Korean Youth & Community Center, is hosting a free DMV Real ID workshop Thursday night.

A REAL ID, or other federally issued ID, like a passport, will be necessary to fly or enter a federal building or military base beginning October 2020.

Representatives from the DMV will be on hand to help you understand and answer your questions about the Real ID, how to have a hassle-free experience at the DMV, and the October 2020 deadline.

Thursday, September 26 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Menlo Family Apartments
1230 S. Menlo Avenue, Suite 100
Los Angeles

If you have any questions or need more information, please call the district office at (213) 620-4646.

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Saturday, October 5, 2019

Women's Self-Defense

A great opportunity to learn how to protect yourself and discuss issues impacting the community.

Friday, October 4
6 – 8 p.m.
Downtown Los Angeles

Ketchum-Downtown YMCA
401 S. Hope Street
Los Angeles


Saturday, October 5
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Boyle Heights

Hollenbeck Community Police Station
2111 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

National Night Out

National Night Out is a joint community/police program that provides information, educational materials and technical assistance to community groups to help develop an effective year-long partnership between the community and local law enforcement.  Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), the goal is to reduce crime, violence and substance abuse at the community level.

On August 6, millions of Americans in towns and cities from coast to coast will meet together in their neighborhoods to personally get involved in the fight against crime. National Night Out helps create crime prevention awareness in the neighborhood through a multitude of events, such as block parties, cookouts, parades, contests, youth events and seminars.

The NATW offers a number of services to communities that participate in National Night Out.  It provides community leaders with a variety of “how-to” materials, including program guidelines, tips, questions and answers, camera-ready artwork, sample press releases and a National Night Out proclamation. 

I’ll be attending the following events and hope to see you there:

Rampart Community Police Station
1401 W 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Starting at 6 p.m.

Pershing Square
532 S Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
From 5 – 9 p.m.

Hollenbeck Community Police Station
2111 E 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
From 5 - 8:30 p.m.

LAPD Olympic Station
1130 S. Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90006
From 6 – 9 p.m.

1658 W. 23rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Starting at 8 p.m.

FAQs for National Night Out

QUESTION:  How can people use the "National Night Out” logo?

Answer:   The "National Night Out" (NNO) names, logos, marks and themes are registered trademarks of the National Association of Town Watch (NATW).  In accordance with federal regulations, the name or logo may not be used on any garments or any other promotional products.  The NNO logos and related artwork may be used with flyers, posters, newsletters, press releases, etc.  Use by any commercial, for-profit company, except for recognized and approved NATW/NNO sponsors, is strictly prohibited.

QUESTION:  Is NNO only for already established watch areas?

Answer:  No. The NNO is for all blocks and neighborhoods in any communityExisting Watch areas will likely be the best participants, but NNO can help with tough-to-organize areas.  The NNO is most effective when it is an area-wide effort.

QUESTION:  Can activities begin earlier than 7 p.m?

Answer:   Certainly.  The listed hours of 7 to 10 p.m. are only a suggested time frame.  Some areas begin their activities at noon, some during the late afternoon, and some start at 6 p.m.  The day/night should be tailored to best accommodate the community.  Early starts are fine.  Late starts (after 7 p.m.), though, can be a problem, because residents will have already settled into other evening activities.

QUESTION:  The sun does not set in the community until after 9:00 p.m.  Does that matter?

Answer:   No.  The fact that the sun does not set until a particular time should not affect the scheduling of your activities.  The illumination of porch lights is symbolic.  They can be on at 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. -- regardless of whether darkness has fallen.

QUESTION:   Should individual blocks register with NATW -- or should they be registered locally?

Answer:  In most cases, there is no need to have individual blocks register separately if the city/area/community has already registered with NATW.  If it is an exceptionally large area, or if there is some reason that the neighborhood cannot be communicated with effectively, then have them register individually.  Call the NATW office if there are questions.

QUESTION:  What is the best way to keep track of the various participating blocks and neighborhoods?

Answer:  One effective way is to develop a "Participation or Pledge Form" to distribute to block captains, neighborhood watch leaders, and other local coordinators.  Instruct participants to list activities that they are planning: where, what time, approximately how many people, etc.  Set a date for the form to be returned.  As an incentive, include a question asking if the community/neighborhood/block would like a visit from an NATW officer (or perhaps the police/sheriff's department and the Assemblymember).

QUESTION:  How can neighboring cities and towns get involved in NNO?

Answer:  Encourage a representative to contact the NATW office, or contact the NATW.

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Sunday, August 11, 2019


Come enjoy a fun family movie with a chance to speak with your state representative about state and local issues of interest to you, while learning about agencies and resources available to serve the community.

Free popcorn, drinks, and back-to-school backpacks will be provided while supplies last!

Friday, August 9th at 7:00pm
Boys and Girls Club of Estrada Courts
3232 Estrada St., Los Angeles, CA 90023
**Please write "Pokemon RSVP" in the comment section to confirm your attendance! 

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Mundo Maya Celebration
Sunday August 11th at 4:00pm
Levitt Pavilion Macarthur Park
2230 W. 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057
**Please write "Concert RSVP" in the comment section to confirm your attendance!

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Join me next Saturday on June 8th for our second annual Pet Adoption event! You are invited to come meet (and take home!) a new furry friend to love forever.

There will be countless dogs hopefully waiting to be adopted, and ready for you and your family to love.                            

If you already have a dog, stop by anyway! For all pets that attend, we will have low cost vaccinations, goodie bags, a fun agility course, and plenty of treats available.

WHEN:       Saturday, June 8th from 10am-4pm

  • Dog adoption fair from 11am-2pm
  • FREE rabies and distemper vaccines from 10am-2pm

WHERE:      Pershing Square

532 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA

For more information please call my office at (213) 620-4646.

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