Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Team Hertzberg has maintained a dedicated team of legislative interns - ranging from high school seniors to graduate students. Our interns have accomplished so much this year, whether it was helping our staff write our “Virus and the Valley” newsletter, completing thesis and capstone projects, or finishing their education in the midst of a global crisis. These interns have contributed so much to their communities, and will continue to do so on the next chapters of their careers!
This week, I sat down w the Then There's California podcast to chat about a wide range of subjects -including lessons you can take from the Princess Bride movie, how to hone a laser-like focus, stories from my past and plans for the future, and ways we can all meet the moment before disaster strikes. It was a great talk, and I look forward to sharing it with you at the end of the month. Check out democrats.senate.ca.gov/then-theres-california for the latest conversations about CA Leg!
On May 1, 2021, I had the privilege of attending an open house at Community Bridge Housing in Sylmar. Along with Assemblymember Luz Rivas and a few other colleagues, together we learned about this invaluable program that provides immediate housing and access to a variety of services in the San Fernando Valley. From COVID testing to nutrition, support for mental health, and so much more, the work they're doing is helping so many people in our Valley. You can learn more when you visit communitybridgehousing.org/.
What a great turn out at the latest food drive with the Valley Village Homeowners Association. On October 24th, it was so nice to see so many people wearing masks and practicing physical distancing, but still doing what it takes to help give back to the #SFV community. Thanks to all of the VVHA organizers, neighbors, friends, and to everyone that contributed to this special event.
This October, I visited a community flu shot clinic put on by LA Care Health in San Fernando Park. As you can see, I got mine, and it was easy, quick, and it didn't even hurt! As flu season begins, we've all got to do what it takes to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe and healthy, and when we take the right precautions, we're really helping to make a difference in the #SFV.
A special shout-out to a couple of my most dedicated staffers! On June 29th, Hannah and Eveline took all of the necessary health & safety pre-cautions, then helped celebrate #Pride2020 at the sixth annual Valley Pride Festival! Thanks to the San Fernando Valley LGBT Community Center, the President of the Los Angeles City Council Nury Martinez, the LA Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Mayor's Office for helping put together such a fun event. Looking good, #TeamHertzberg!
On October 22nd, Senators Bob Hertzberg and Fran Pavley held a joint Community Briefing at Providence Tarzana Hospital to discuss the important issues to the San Fernando Valley. Issues included water conservation, fire and emergency preparedness, and transportation, as well as a broader Q&A session.
PACOIMA (Dec. 16, 2014) -- Annually for the past 47 years, the community of Pacoima has held a holiday parade to celebrate community values. As the newly elected Senator for Pacoima and what now is Senate District 18, Sen. Bob Hertzberg joined the event, which was hosted by Los Angeles City Councilman Filipe Fuentes. To watch a video of the parade, including an interview with Hertzberg, click on the link below.