State Sen. Tony Mendoza conducts a town hall meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 5 in the Norwalk City Council Chambers, 12700 Norwalk Blvd., regarding his bill SB 648, which would establish oversight for companies that refer clients to health and residential care facilities for the elderly.
According to Mendoza, seniors and their families are often preyed upon by unscrupulous referral agencies that care only about profit and not the well being of their clients.
For more information and to RSVP, call (562) 860-3202.
Other upcoming events include:
Friday, Aug. 5
Library market: A farmers market is open in the Bruggemeyer Library parking lot, 318 S. Ramona Ave., Monterey Park, from 4 to 8 p.m. It features fresh and organic fruits, vegetables and flowers grown at California farms. Also available are hummus, breads and tamales, raw honey from Energy Bee Farms, peaches from Arnett Farms and a wide selection of Asian vegetables from Vu Produce of Fresno. (626) 307-1388
Summer festival: The city of Pico Rivera begins a series of Friday night summer street festivals between 5 and 9 p.m. on Mines Avenue between Rosemead Boulevard and Lindsay Avenue. The Susie Hansen Latin Band performs. It includes a variety of exhibitors, pony rides, face painting, jumpers, free kids crafts, and strolling entertainment. Food and refreshments, including a beer and wine garden, are available. (562) 801-4430
Elvis tribute: The Santa Fe Springs summer concert series continues at 6:30 p.m. Heritage Park, 12100 Mora Drive with an Elvis Presley tribute. Those attending may bring lawn chairs and blankets. Food is available for purchase.
Saturday, Aug. 6
Toxic wastes: The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County offer free disposal of wastes too hazardous for regular pickup from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Los Angeles County Office of Education, 9300 Imperial Highway. Paint, used motor oil, household cleaners are accepted along with electronic devices. Not accepted are ammunition, explosives, radioactive materials, trash, tires, appliances and controlled substances. Those bringing items are asked to use the parking lot entrance at Ardis Avenue and Dalen Street, behind the office. (888) 238-0172
Downey market: A farmers market offers fresh produce and other items from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Downey Avenue between Second and Third streets in Downey. Parking is available in the city’s parking structure there or on marked spaces on surrounding streets. (562) 904-7284
Monday, Aug. 8
Bellflower market: A farmers market operates from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Simms Park, 16614 S. Clark Ave., Bellflower. Fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, breads, sprouts, honey and more are available. (562) 866-7510.
South Gate market: Harbor Area Farmers Markets sponsors a farmers market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at South Gate Park, Tweedy Boulevard and Walnut Avenue. Fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, fish, eggs, honey, baked items and gardens plants are available. (323) 774-0159
Junior golf: Youngsters from 7 to 17 may participate in the Pico Rivera Junior Golf Club at the Pico Rivera Golf Course, 3260 Fairway Drive, from 5 to 6 p.m. Cost is $10 per week or $30 for the month. (562) 692-9933
Park concert: The city of Whittier’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services conducts a free concert at 7 p.m. at Central Park, 6532 Friends Ave., featuring DSB, a Journey tribute band, performs. Pets, barbecues and alcoholic beverages are not allowed. (562) 567-9400
Tuesday, Aug. 9
Farmers market: The Norwalk Committee on Aging conducts a farmers market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Excelsior High School south parking lot, on the south side of Alondra Boulevard west of Pioneer Boulevard. Fresh fruits, flowers, vegetables and fish are available.
Circuit kit fun: The teen summer reading program at the Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, offers a chance to create and experiment with circuit kits from 3 to 4:30 p.m. (562) 868-0775
Wednesday, Aug. 10
Fresh produce:The Huntington Park Farmers Market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and other items from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Salt Lake Park, 3401 E. Florence Ave. (323) 584-6218
City Hall concert: The Norwalk Parks and Recreation Department conducts a free concert at 7 p.m. featuring Sangria, performing old-school Latin music and oldies, on the north lawn of the Civic Center, 12700 Norwalk Blvd. Those attending may bring blankets, lawn chairs and food, but food also is available for purchase. (562) 929-5702
Twilight concert: Downey’s free Twilight Summer Concert series at 7 p.m. at Furman Park, 10419 Rives Ave., features Conganas, performing salsa and other Latin music. Those attending may bring blankets and lawn chairs and food, although Miss Downey and members of the Downey Rose Float Association also sell snacks as a fundraiser. (562) 904-7238
Thursday, Aug. 11
State of the nation: U.S. Rep. Linda Sanchez speaks to members of the Norwalk and Santa Fe Springs chambers of commerce about the state of the nation from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex, 13200 Clarkdale Ave.Tickets for chamber members are $30, non-members are $35. Reservations are required by Aug. 9. (562) 864-7785
Coloring club: The Norwalk Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, conducts a coloring club called Color us Happy from 1 to 2 p.m. Coloring is a no-pressure art form that helps people unwind from a day at the office. Materials are provided. (562) 868-0775
Bandshell concert: The city of Montebello offers its summer concert series in the bandshell at Montebello City Park, 1301 W. Whittier Blvd. Festivities run from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. with the concert starting at 6:30. (323) 887-4540
Summer concert: The Paramount Parks and Recreation Department conducts a free concert by Los 454s, a Latin rockabilly band, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Paramount Park, 14400 Paramount Blvd. (562) 220-2121
Park concert: The Bell Gardens summer concert series continues at 7 p.m. at Veterans Park, 6662 Loveland St., with The Midnite Cats Band performing rock, Top 40 and Spanish music. Food vendors offer food for sale.
Bell concert: The city of Bell continues its summer concerts in the park with Los Apson and Banda Chaka performing at 7 p.m. at Treder Park, 6250 Pine Ave., (adjacent to the Bell Community Center). Food is available for purchase and there is a bounce house for children. (323) 773-1596
Friday, Aug. 12
Summer festival: The city of Pico Rivera conducts another Friday night summer street festival between 5 and 9 p.m. on Mines Avenue between Rosemead Boulevard and Lindsay Avenue. Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano performs. The festival includes a variety of exhibitors, pony rides, face painting, jumpers, free kids crafts, and strolling entertainment. Food and refreshments, including a beer and wine garden, are available. (562) 801-4430
Saturday, Aug. 13
Coffee conversation: Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia meets with constituents for coffee from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Bell Gardens Senior Center, 6722 Clara St. Residents may bring ideas, questions and concerns about legislative issues
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