Friday, October 11, 2019

Please join us on Friday, Oct. 11 for our 2019 Latino | Filipino Fiesta & Community Leader Awards

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage & Filipino American History Months with our annual event that includes free food, a resource fair, live performances by local students, and an awards ceremony honoring our 80th Assembly District’s outstanding Latino & Filipino community leaders.

Date: Friday, Oct. 11
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center
140 East 12th St., National City, CA 91950

Flyer +


For more information, please contact our District Office at (619) 338-8090.


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A diverse coalition of businesses, representatives from local government and environmentalists will rally at the State Capitol on Wednesday, August 29 in support of Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez’s legislation to curb the single-use plastics and packaging crisis, Assembly Bill 1080. This event for AB 1080, or the California Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act, comes on the heels of an annual Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) poll that revealed 90% of Californians think plastic pollution is a problem

LOCATION AND TIME: West Steps of the California State Capitol (10th Street side), Press conference begins at 11:30 AM. Supporters will visit Capitol offices between 10 AM-3 PM.

SPEAKERS: Assemblywoman Gonzalez (D-San Diego), author of AB 1080; Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica), author of AB 1080’s companion legislation SB 54; representatives from local government, waste haulers, small business, student and environmental organizations


Giant inflatable plastic bottle and straw

Break Free from Plastic lettering art

Shore Buddies ocean-themed stuffed animals made of recycled plastic bottles


Throughout the day, businesses, local government representatives, waste haulers, students, labor and environmental organizations will call on the California Assembly and Senate to pass the Act, as proposed in Senate Bill 54 (Allen) and Assembly Bill 1080 (Gonzalez). The Act will reduce the amount of single-use packaging and product waste that burdens taxpayers and governments, plagues human and wildlife health, and pollutes the natural environment. It decreases single-use plastics, packaging and products sold in California, and ensures that remaining items are effectively recycled or composted.

For questions on AB 1080 or to schedule an interview with Assemblywoman Gonzalez during the press conference, contact Sami Gallegos (209) 658-7617.

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez represents California’s 80th Assembly District, located in southern San Diego County, including the cities of San Diego, Chula Vista, and National City. She serves as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Appropriations, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Women in the Workplace, and Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus. For more information on Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez visit


Friday, August 16, 2019

The purpose of this convening is to inform you about California's 2020 Census outreach campaign, how the state is working with local partners to reach the hardest-to-count populations, and how you can become engaged!

Requests for accommodations for individuals with translation or disability (sign-language interpreter, assistive listening device, Braille, or any other accomodation needed by an individual) should be made to the CA Census Office no later than five (5) working dats prior to the day of the convening. 


California Complete Count - Census 2020 Regional Convening San Diego


Date: Friday, August 16, 2019.

Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Location: Educational Cultural Complex (ECC)
4343 Oceanview Blvd., San Diego, CA 92113

Parking: Parking available in large parking lot at no cost.

Contact Your Regional Program Manager 
Phone: (916) 508-8504


Tuesday, August 6, 2019

National Night Out is Tuesday, August 6! Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), 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. The goal is to reduce crime, violence and substance abuse at the community level.

Together, we can reduce crime in our neighborhoods. 

On Tuesday, 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.

Our office will be at the following events in Assembly District 80:

  • Chula Vista:
    4-8 p.m. @ the Chula Vista Police Department
    - 315 4th Avenue, Chula Vista

  • Otay Mesa:
    4-7 p.m. @ the Coronado Terrace Apartments
    - 1151 25th Street, San Diego

  • National City:
    6-9 p.m. @ Kimball Park
    - East 12th Street, National City

  • City Heights:
    7-9:30 p.m. (movie starts 8 p.m.) @ Officer Jeremy Henwood Memorial Park -
    3795 Fairmount Avenue, San Diego

Find #TeamLorena and pick up your reusable shopping bags, coloring books and brochures about important state resources! 

Additional information about National Night Out is available at

Friday, June 7, 2019


(SAN DIEGO) – Please join Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) as she moderates a panel discussion on improving responsible lending in San Diego County on Friday, June 7 at 1 p.m. at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter.

BACKGROUND: Shockingly high interest rate loans are putting chains of debt on Californians. State lawmakers have proposed Assembly Bill 539, joint-authored by Assemblywoman Gonzalez, to stop the predatory lending trap. Modern-day loan sharks prey on low-income and financially strapped families. While current law regulates interest rates on loans of less than $2,500, there’s a loophole. Unscrupulous lenders can charge customers any amount of interest they want if the loan is $2,500 or more.

AB 539 would bring consumer loans between $2,500 and $10,000 under a new cap of 36%. The bill was approved by the state Assembly last month and needs to pass the state Senate before reaching Gov. Gavin Newsom.

WHEN: Friday, June 7; Panel discussion begins at 1 p.m.

WHERE: Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter; 910 Broadway Circle, San Diego CA 92101

WHO: Assemblywoman Gonzalez (moderator) and participants Alysson Snow (San Diego Legal Aid), Graciela Aponte (Center for Responsible Lending), Geneve Villacres (OneMain Financial) and Sean Elo (San Diego Youth Development Office)

MEDIA CONTACT: To RSVP, email; for questions on AB 539, call Sami Gallegos at (209) 658-7617