Past Events

Speaker Appointments

The Speaker of the State Assembly has the authority to appoint members to California State boards and commissions. Appointees are entrusted with the responsibility to ensure that the state carries out its constitutional and statutory obligations. There are over 200 opportunities to serve in a multitude of areas.

California needs quality leadership that reflects the rich diversity of our great state. Appointments are an opportunity for civic engagement and the chance to enrich the lives of Californians.

To access an application and view the list of boards and commissions, please click here.

The Speaker's Appointments Office also conducts seminars throughout California. For a list of upcoming seminars visit the Events Calendar. These seminars provide attendees with an understanding of the application process and upcoming opportunities to serve. For groups and organizations interested in hosting an Appointments Seminar, please complete a request form.

RCC Digital Library
Auditorium (DL*121)
4800 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA
Hosted By Assemblymember Jose Medina

Campus Map

For more information about Speaker Appointments please call 916-319-2063 or email Speaker.Appointments@asm.ca.gov.

Improving College Readiness and Degree Attainment in the Inland Empire

University of California, Riverside
Alumni & Visitors Center
3701 Canyon Crest Drive
Riverside, CA 92507

The Higher Education Committee will review existing education programs and partnerships for students and discuss strengths and challenges in ensuring all IE students, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status are prepared to attend college and attain pertinent college degrees and certificates.

Research shows that California’s baccalaureate attainment rate has not kept pace with the rest of the nation.  Sadly, California ranks 45th among the states in terms of bachelor’s degrees conferred relative to the college age population.  More specific to the Inland Empire (IE), research shows that the IE has a significantly lower postsecondary education attainment rate and lesser levels of college readiness among its high school graduates compared to the rest of California. 

In the highly diverse IE, this low ranking presents a great challenge in maintaining educational equity for all students and has profound long-term consequences for all communities within the IE.

I hope this public oversight hearing will promote continued discussion over an important issue affecting our community.

Pancake Breakfast & CalFresh Info

Come enjoy a pancake breakfast and receive important information on how to apply for the CalFresh food program. Join the discussion on local and legislative issues affecting the community.

For more information on this event, please call my district office at (951) 369-6644.

Cash for College Workshops 2016

February 13 and 16
Rancho Verde High School
17750 Lasselle Street, Moreno Valley, CA 92551

February 18
Ramona High School
7675 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92504

February 20
Riverside City College
4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506

Riverside County Office of Education & IEEP
3939 13th Street, Riverside, CA 92501

February 23
Citrus Hill High School
18150 Wood Road, Perris, CA 92570

February 27
J.W. North High School
1550 3rd Street, Riverside, CA 92507

Rancho Verde High School
17750 Lasselle Street, Moreno Valley, CA 92551

Road Closure Notice

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By fully closing the roadway, these significant construction efforts can be consolidated into one weekend, rather than extending the project over multiple weekends. The full closure will also help ensure the safety of construction crews and the traveling public by eliminating cars and construction equipment on the road.

To minimize travel delays and impacts during the closure, Riverside County Transportation Commission's strongly recommends that motorists plan ahead and completely avoid travel on and near the 91 in Corona. If travel cannot be avoided, motorists can use the 57, 60 and I-10 as alternate routes. Motorists traveling on the 91, 71 or I-15 near the project area during the closure period can expect delays of three to four hours. Please see detour map below.

Once the weekend construction activities are completed, more work is on the way for the Maple Street area during the coming months. Crews will rebuild the Maple Street bridge and construct the flyover ramp bridge across the 91. Nightly full closures of eastbound 91 likely will be required for about a week following the full weekend closure; additional periodic nighttime closures will occur in the future. Once the flyover ramp bridge at Maple Street is completed this summer, another full closure of the 91 may take place to remove the temporary support beams that will be placed during the weekend of February 19-22.

For questions, please call the project helpline at (877) 770-9191 or visit www.sr91project.info. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

Apply for a California Competes Tax Credit

The Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is accepting applications for the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) from businesses that plan to add jobs and/or make new investments in California. The state will be awarding up to $200 million in tax credits this fiscal year to companies across the state.

I hope to see local businesses take advantage of this opportunity and apply. The next application round ends on January 25 and $75 million in tax credits is available.

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development is hosting two free webinars about the program on Thursday, January 7 and Tuesday, January 19. Visit their website to register and learn more.

¡CONSIGA SU LICENCIA DE MANEJAR!

Todos están invitados a una sesión informativa acerca del proceso de conseguir su licencia de manejar. El DMV estará presente para compartir información y contestar preguntas del público.

El año pasado, el gobernador Brown promulgó la ley AB 60 – Ley de Elegibilidad para las Licencias de Conducir. Comenzando en enero de 2015, el Departamento de Motores y Vehículos podrá otorgar licencias de conducir a toda persona que demuestre satisfactoriamente ser residente en California.

Habrá información acerca de los requisitos para obtener su licencia y seguro de vehículos.

LA SESIÓN SERÁ EN ESPAÑOL.

PARA MÁS INFORMACIÓN, LLAME AL (951) 369-6644.

Financial Literacy and Homebuyer Information Session

Please join me for a discussion on the home buying process, including credit counseling. Details on the first-time home buying experience will also be available.

For more information, please call the district office at (951) 369-6644.

Covered California Enrollment Fair

Health insurance is available for everyone. Please join me, along with the Riverside Black Chamber of Commerce, at an enrollment fair to help families receive high-quality, affordable health insurance. We will have certified counselors ready to advise you of your health care options. No one can be denied insurance due to a pre-existing medical condition. Don't miss out!

For more information, please call the district office at (951) 369-6644.