Saturday, October 9, 2010

Rep. Gary Miller announces 42nd District's "Angels in Adoption"

From the Office of Rep. Gary Miller:

Rep. Gary Miller Joins the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute in Honoring “Angels in Adoption”

Washington, Oct 8 -

On Wednesday, the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) hosted its 12th Annual Angels in Adoption Gala in Washington, DC. The gala highlights the work of celebrities and individuals across the country working tirelessly on behalf of children in U.S. foster care and orphans around the world. This year, Rep. Gary Miller nominated Keith and Jennifer McNichols of Chino Hills as his 2010 Angels in Adoption.

Following the gala, Rep. Gary Miller released the following statement:

“Every year I look forward to honoring a Southern California family that changes lives and communities through adoption, and Keith and Jennifer McNichols have done just that. In addition to their three biological children, Keith and Jennifer McNichols have lovingly integrated five Ethiopian children into their home. Through the McNichols’ example and passion for adoption, several other families in their community have also adopted children from Ethiopia. Keith and Jennifer McNichols’ commitment to the betterment of the lives of children less fortunate than themselves and their dedication to demonstrating their faith through actions are truly commendable.”

About Keith and Jennifer McNichols:

Keith and Jennifer McNichols have three biological children and have adopted five children from Ethiopia. In total, the McNichols’ have spearheaded the adoption of 18 children from Ethiopia to five different families in the Chino Hills area and counseled with families nationwide both pre- and post-adoption. Their daughters, Fevan and Tsion, were 14 and 8 when adopted in 2003. Unknowingly, Fevan carried a rare form of tuberculosis and would have died within 1-2 years had she stayed in Ethiopia. In 2005, the McNichols returned to Ethiopia twice – once to find Tsion’s aged grandparents and a second time to adopt a six year old boy they’d met named Miki. Miki worked as a shoeshine boy to support his parents before they died; after that, he was on the streets. In 2006, the McNichols returned again to Ethiopia on a service project and met Fikerte and Shawn – 8 and 9 year old siblings living more or less on the street. Fikerte and Shawn came home in 2007. The McNichols have spread their passion for adoption and orphans to their local church which is now supporting a new children’s home in Ethiopia. Fevan, now in college, plans on traveling to Ethiopia during the holidays to begin a service ministry caring for the elderly. Others in the family will go in the summer of 2011 to work with the orphan home with a group from the church.

For a complete list of Angels and their states visit

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Assemblyman Curt Hagman announces opening of "mobile" offices

From the Office of Assemblyman Hagman

Assemblyman Hagman announces opening of "mobile" offices for residents' convenience

Dear Community Members,

I am pleased to announce the opening of my "mobile" office locations for your convenience.
Once a month at various locations throughout the district, my staff will be on hand in your community to answer questions and provide support for state related issues.

This service could not have been possible without the generous support of our local cities. I would also like to note that these offices will not cost any additional taxpayer dollars. They are simply a convenience extended to those unable to travel to my Chino Hills district office.

The offices will be available at the following dates and locations:

The first MONDAY of every month
12:00pm - 2:00pm - City of Walnut Walnut City Hall, 21201 La Puente Road
2:30pm - 4:30pm - City of Diamond Bar Diamond Bar City Hall 21825 Copley Drive (located within the AQMD Bldg) Room A

The first TUESDAY of every month
10:00am - 12:00pm - City of La Habra La Habra Community Center - Avocado Room 101 W. La Habra Blvd., La Habra
1:30pm - 3:00pm - City of La Mirada La Mirada Activity Center 13810 La Mirada Blvd

The first WEDNESDAY of every month
1:00pm - 3:00pm - City of Orange Orange's Taft Branch Library, 740 E. Taft Ave

The first THURSDAY of every month
11:00am - 12:30pm - City of Anaheim East Anaheim Community Center (Board Room) 8201 East Santa Ana Canyon Road
12:00pm - 2:00pm - City of Whittier Whittwood Library, 10537 Santa Gertrudes
1:30pm - 3:00pm - City of Villa Park Villa Park City Hall, 17855 Santiago Boulevard

And as always, please feel free to contact my district office at (909) 627-7021 any time with your questions or concerns.

It is an honor to be your Representative in the California State Assembly.
Assemblyman Curt Hagman


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Rep. Loretta Sanchez and Assemblyman Van Tran to debate


Sanchez And Tran To Debate October 13 On KOCE-TV’s Real Orange

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF. (October 5, 2010) –The top polling candidates for the 47th Congressional District office will hold their only pre-election debate on two special broadcasts of KOCE’s Real Orange. Incumbent Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, and challenger, Republican Assemblyman Van Tran will tape two 30-minute debate programs on Wednesday, October 13. The debate specials, moderated by veteran news anchor Ed Arnold, will premiere on Wednesday, October 13 and Thursday, October 14 at 6:30 PM, respectively.

Encore broadcasts of the debate can be seen through October 20 on KOCE with additional broadcasts on the OC Channel. Check listings The programs will also be available online at by Friday, October 15.

Representatives from the local media are invited to attend the tapings, as well as a post-event press conference with the candidates. This event is not open to the general public. Any quotes, video clips, and audio from the debates will be embargoed until that debate has premiered on KOCE. For more information, contact Lindsey Neal at 714.861.4328 or

KOCE-TV one of the most watched PBS stations in America with an estimated 5.8 million unduplicated viewers monthly. KOCE’s award-winning programming offers the fifth-largest county in the nation a long-standing community hub for local news, culture and features, and broadcasts the best available national PBS programs to the entire Southern California five-county region. Known for its outstanding dedication to education, KOCE Classroom serves more than a half million K-12 students. A national Roper poll recently ranked PBS as number one in public trust for the seventh consecutive year. *The winner of hundreds of awards including Emmys and Community Service Awards, KOCE continues to be a vital community resource and connector for Southern California. For more information, please visit* Reported by the GfKRoper Public Affairs & Media poll (2010)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Congressman Miller to Host Service Academy Night

From the Office of Rep. Gary Miller:

Interested in attending one of our nation’s service academies? Join Congressman Miller for a Service Academy Night on October 21, 2010 at 7:00 pm in the East Room of the Nixon Library. This event will provide information for parents and students interested in applying to one of the five Armed Forces Service Academies. Representatives from each Academy will be present to speak to students and answer questions. If you have any questions about the event or would like to RSVP for the Service Academy Night, please contact Congressman Miller’s Brea office as soon as possible at (714) 257-1142. Those who would like to apply for the Class of 2015 should also contact the Brea office for a nomination application packet immediately, as the review process is already underway.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Assemblyman Curt Hagman's 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser

Hagman's 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off
Venue: McCoy Equestrian Center, 14280 Peyton Dr, Chino Hills, CA 91709
Event Date: 10-08-2010
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

You Be the Judge! Your Vote Will Decide Whose Chili Reigns Supreme!

Contestants (partial list):
* Chino Hills Mayor Bill Kruger
* Chino Hills Vice Mayor Ed Graham
* Chino Hills Councilman Peter Rogers
* Chino Hills Councilmember Gwen Norton-Perry
* Chino Hills Councilman Art Bennett
* Chino Mayor Dennis Yates
* Chino Councilman Tom Haughey
* Chino Valley Unified School District Vice President James Na
* Chino Valley Unified School District Board Member Charles Dickie
* Rowland Unified School District Vice President Heidi Gallegos

$99 per person
$150 per couple
$1000 Spoon Sponsor
$2500 Chili Chairman


Contact Person: Marian Nelson ,, 909-945-5735