Past Events

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Santa Clara County Mobile Office Hours: Can't make it to one of my district offices? I invite you to talk to my staff during my drop-in office hours at multiple Santa Clara County locations. Please stop by if you need assistance with a state agency like the DMV, the Employment Development Department, or the Franchise Tax Board. You are also welcome to bring questions about state legislation or share your concerns and suggestions with me. Office Hours locations and times:

Santa Teresa Foothills
Santa Teresa Library – Community Meeting Room
290 International Circle, San Jose, CA 95119
First Monday of the month - 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Almaden Valley
Almaden Community Center
6455 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95120
Appointments made upon request for the First Wednesday of the month 8am – 9:30am. Call (408) 782-0647 to schedule.

South San Jose
Peet’s Coffee & Tea
1110 Blossom Hill Rd #20, San Jose, CA 95118
Appointments made upon request. Call (408) 782-0647 to schedule.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Fort Ord

Please join City of Marina Mayor Bruce Delgado and me as we explore and celebrate a local gem, Historic Fort Ord. We will take a moderate, mile-long walk into the Fort Ord National Monument, to discuss legislative issues and the local flora and fauna. At the end of the walk, we plan to gather for a picnic near Comanche's Grave. Refreshments and light snacks will be offered. You are invited to bring your own lunch and blanket for a full picnic experience!

Saturday, September 24
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Historic Fort Ord

Free parking available at:
Jerry Smith Access Corridor off Inter-Garrison Road
Marina CA 93933

9 - 9:30 a.m.          Gather at the Jerry Smith Access Corridor off Inter-Garrison Road
9:30 - 11 a.m.         Walk and talk through Historic Fort Ord
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.    Picnic and informal gathering near Comanche's Grave

This event is FREE, but RSVP's are encouraged. Please let us know if you have any special needs.

For more information and to RSVP, please call my office at 831-649-2832 or email

Saturday, August 27, 2016

You are invited to join me, California State Assemblymember Mark Stone, and Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman in spending the day enjoying and celebrating a local favorite, the Almaden Quicksilver County Park. Join us for breakfast and conversations, as well as guided tours of Casa Grande and the town of New Almaden.

Saturday, August 27
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Almaden Quicksilver County Park
Please park at Casa Grande Museum
21350 Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95120

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Breakfast with Asm. Stone and Supervisor Wasserman at Casa Grande
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Walking tour of the Town of New Almaden
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Tour of Casa Grande

This event is FREE. However, RSVPs are encouraged due to limited space. Please let us know if you have any special needs.

For more information and to RSVP for Enjoy & Explore Almaden Quicksilver, please call my office at (831) 425-1503 or email

Friday, April 15, 2016

You are invited to attend a free Advance Care and Estate Planning Workshop at Brookdale Scotts Valley (formerly Oak Tree Villa):

Friday, April 15
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Brookdale Scotts Valley
100 Lockewood Lane
Scotts Valley, CA 95066

It is never too early for advance planning! Learn how to ensure that your future healthcare wishes are known, protect your family with a will or living trust, and receive information about palliative care, hospice services, and the new End of Life Option Act.

Special guests Hospice of Santa Cruz County, Compassion and Choices, Sharon Tapper, MD- Palliative Medicine Expert, and Peter Sanford - Estate Planning Attorney, will offer information and answer questions. On-site assistance will be available to anyone who would like to draft an advance directive.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to RSVP, please contact the district office at (831) 425-1503.

Friday, March 25, 2016

The City of Seaside, Contractors State License Board and I invite you to attend a FREE Senior Scam Stopper seminar.

Friday, March 25, 2016
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Oldemeyer Center
986 Hilby Avenue
Seaside, CA 93955

One in five seniors has been a victim of fraudulent, frequently-evolving scams. You will learn how to protect yourself from these scams. Seniors, their families, and caregivers are welcome to attend this seminar at no cost.

Special guests from the Monterey County District Attorney's Office and the Alliance on Aging will be present to offer additional information.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact my district office at 831.649.2832.