Valley Glen Festival Promises Plenty of Family Fun this Year; Raffle Grand Prize an Apple iPad

The annual Valley Glen Festival, will be held Sunday, May 18th from 12 noon until 4:00 p.m. at the Valley Glen Community Park at the corner of Ethel Avenue and Delano Street in Valley Glen.

Raffle grand prize this year is a brand new Apple iPad. Other prizes will include restaurant certificates for two, gift baskets, houseplants and more. Raffle tickets, six for $5.00 and 12 for $10.00, are on sale now.

The festival features an outdoor barbecue serving hamburgers, hotdogs, grilled chicken and vegan burgers along with all the fixings. Attendees bringing a potluck side dish or dessert will receive a free raffle ticket. BBQ tickets are $10.00 for adults and $4.00 for children under 12. Anyone making a donation of $25.00 receives a free food ticket and a raffle ticket.

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Assemblyman Nazarian Celebrates Nowruz in CA Legislature

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Van Nuys) presented ACR 91 in the Assembly this week in celebration of "Nowruz," the Persian New Year. The California State Assembly joined the Persian community throughout the state in celebrating March 20, 2014, as the beginning of the Persian New Year and extends best wishes for a peaceful and prosperous Nowruz to all Californians.

The commencement of the New Year marks the beginning of Spring, which usually falls on March 20th. Nowruz is celebrated and observed in Iran, the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Trans Caucus region.

Nazarian Scores a 100% on Environmental Issues from CA League of Conservation Voters

State Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks) has earned a perfect score on the California League of Conservation Voters’ 2013 California Environmental Scorecard.

The annual scorecard selects the most significant environmental bills in each legislative session and ranks each Legislators vote on key environmental bills.

Chair Hernández Hails Assembly for Clearing Bill to Protect Immigrant Workers Against Retaliation

Sacramento – Today, Assembly Bill 263 authored by Assemblymember Roger Hernández passed the Assembly Floor on a 52-22 vote.  This bill addresses the retaliation of employers against immigrant employees who are vulnerable to workplace abuse due to their immigration status.   

“Hard Working residents have gone too long without adequate protections in the workplace against their employers.  AB 263 makes it unlawful for an immigration–related practice committed by an employer, with the intent of retaliating against workers for exercising their rights which are protected under the California Labor Code or a local ordinance,” said Hernández.