Visit With Elected Officials, Support Good Causes This Holiday Season

With the arrival of the holiday season comes a number of opportunities for advocates and the public to join in philanthropy and good cheer through a number of events hosted in the coming days and weeks by local and state elected officials.

UCLA Government & Community Relations has compiled a list of special events and open houses and wishes you and your families the very best holiday season.


Council District 2 – Councilman Paul Krekorian


When: Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 09:30 AM
Where: First Christian Church in Studio City, CA

Spread the holiday cheer in your community by donating to Councilmember Paul Krekorian’s Holiday Food & Toy Drive. The drive will benefit people in need across Council District 2. Bring one or more items to the event and enjoy free coffee and pastries with the Councilmember.

What to Donate:
• Food: non-perishable food items, including canned and boxed foods and packaged snacks.
• Toys: unwrapped, new toys.

Council District 3 – Councilman Bob Blumenfield


WHEN                      December 03, 2015 at 4pm – 7pm

WHERE                    Councilmember Bob Blumenfield’s Reseda Office, 19040 Vanowen Street, Reseda, CA 91335

Please join Councilmember Bob Blumenfield and staff for a Holiday Open House.
— Enjoy the new West Valley Municipal Center Community Room—

Light refreshments will be served courtesy of local restaurants. Guests are invited to bring donations of new, unwrapped toys to benefit local children in need. ** For more information please call (818)774-4330

** Donations can also be dropped off at the District Office Monday-Friday from 9-5, and at participating West Valley 7-11 locations **

**Participating 7-11 Locations: 

21301 Sherman Way, Canoga Park ● 6766 Tampa Ave, Reseda ●20519 Roscoe Blvd, Canoga Park ● 22821 Saticoy, Canoga Park ●19648 Sherman Way, Reseda ●6756 Reseda Blvd, Reseda ●7153 Lindley Ave, Reseda ● 18845 Sherman Way, Reseda ●22401 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills ● 22808 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills

Council District 4 – Councilman David Ryu


Council District 4 cordially invites you to our annual Holiday Party. Please join us as we toast to the Holidays and the New Year.

WHEN                      December 06, 2015 at 3:30pm – 5:30pm

WHERE                    Hollywood District Office, 6501 Fountain Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Council District 8 – Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson


Saturday, December 12, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 4005 Crenshaw Boulevard, Baldwin Hills, CA 90008

Council District 12 – Councilman Mitch Englander

[RE]visit [RE]seda Blvd Holiday Bazaar

Celebrate the holiday season with Councilmember Mitchell Englander, the [RE]visit [RE]seda Blvd team, and community members during the Holiday Bazaar. The Holiday Bazaar will feature an arts and crafts walk, ornament decoration station, live portrait art, a decorated store contest, street tree decoration contect and live holiday performances.

Saturday, December 5                   
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Reseda Boulevard – Between Nordhoff and Gresham

For more information, call our office at (818) 882-1212, email: or go to

Council District 13 – Councilman Mitch O’Farrell


Saturday, December 12, 2015
11:00 a.m.

Sunset Blvd. from Elysian Park Avenue to Park Avenue

Council District 15 – Councilman Joe Buscaino


Thursday, December 3, 2015
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Pepper Tree Plaza, W. 6th Street and Beacon Street, Los Angeles, CA 90731

Join us for San Pedro’s annual tree lighting and enjoy fun activities for the whole family. Enjoy real snow, Marching Band, characters from the Nutcracker, performances from Encore, Santa Claus, cookies, coffee, hot chocolate and food trucks.


Chris Holden, Assembly District 41

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

5:30-7:30 p.m.

600 N. Rosemead, Suite 117, Pasadena, CA

Holiday Open House and Shoe Drive


Anthony Rendon, Assembly District 63

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

6-8 p.m.

12132 South Garfield Boulevard, South Gate, CA 90280

Annual Legislative Update and Holiday Open House


Ricardo Lara, Senate District 33

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

5-9 p.m.

Huntington Park City Hall, 6550 Miles Avenue, Huntington Park, CA 90255

Toy Drive Reception


Tony Mendoza, Senate District 32

Thursday, December 3, 2015

5-7 p.m.

17315 Studebaker Road, Suite 332, Cerritos, CA

Attendees may bring an unwrapped, new and safe toy for children up to age 16


Ed Chau, Assembly District 49

Monday, December 7, 2015

5:30-7:30 p.m.

700 S. Almansor Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91801

Holiday Toy Drive (unwrapped toys/items in their original packaging) and Make a Difference Awards


Adrin Nazarian, Assembly District 46

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

5:30-8 p.m.

6150 Van Nuys Boulevard, Suite 300, Van Nuys, CA 91401

Non-perishable foods or unwrapped toys for holiday toy and food drive


Miguel Santiago, Assembly District 53

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Junipero Serra State Building, 320 West Fourth Street

Holiday Open House and Toy Drive


Ed Hernandez, Senate District 22

Thursday, December 10, 2015

6-9 p.m.

Grace T. Black Auditorium, 3130 Tyler Avenue, Monte, CA 91731

Community Holiday Reception (blankets and toy donations)


Jimmy Gomez, Assembly District 51

Thursday, December 10, 2015

6-8 p.m.

2410 Lillyvale Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90032

Holiday Celebration and Toy Drive


Roger Hernandez, Assembly District 48

Friday, December 11, 2015

4-8 p.m.

100 North Barranca Street, Suite 895, West Covina, Ca 91791


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