Past Events

Trail Talks

Assemblymember Steve Bennett, in partnership with Los Padres ForestWatch, invites you to join a scenic nature walk to discuss wildfire ecology and safety.

Wildfire season is becoming longer and posing more of a threat to local communities. Learn from subject matter experts on the ecological impacts of wildfires and get tips on how to protect yourself and your community.

Saturday, September 24
10 a.m. - Noon

North Fork Matilija Creek Trail
Matilija Canyon Road
Ojai, CA

Come prepared with:

  • Water
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable walking/hiking attire
  • Optional: Bug spray, snacks, sunglasses

The Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day

Join me and the Surfrider Foundation - Ventura County Chapter for The Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day!

Protecting the environment and tackling waste production has never been more important. Come with friends and family to clean up the beach, discuss relevant legislation and give back to our public lands. Assemblymember Steve Bennett and Surfrider Foundation-Ventura County Chapter will be cleaning the Ventura Promenade area. For more information, visit this cleanup website or call (805) 641-3700. Find your nearest Ventura County Coastal Cleanup location.

Saturday, September 17
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Ventura Beach Promenade

Learn more about Coastal Cleanup Day.

Parking & Meeting Place: Where to park at California Street
You will check in at the Surfrider Foundation - Ventura County tent. Check in is located where California Street meets the Promenade. The Crowne Plaza Hotel has graciously offered free parking for volunteers in their valet lot! Please mention Surfrider beach cleanup when you arrive and tip when you leave.

There is additional parking available in the multi-level parking structure, but they charge and neither my office or Surfrider validate. Additionally, there are various free parking options within a short walk, including parking on Paseo De Playa (fills up quickly) or free parking off Front Street, with access to the walking bridge over the freeway to the promenade. View a map of the area.

It is requested that you fill out these two waivers to participate:

  1. Surfrider Foundation of Ventura County
  2. City of Ventura

Waivers may be submitted online, or at the check-in desk on the day of.

For all beach cleanups, please wear/bring:

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Closed toed shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Masks (if transmission levels are still ranked high in Ventura County and the pre-registration link requires masks)
  • Reusable water bottle

Surfrider Foundation - Ventura County will supply buckets, grabbers, and gloves.

Forum on Ventura County's Water Crisis & California's Drought

California's current drought conditions underscore the need to responsibly manage our water supply. As conditions worsen, it is critical that we work together to implement effective water conservation practices and establish long-term water sustainability solutions.

Join Assemblymember Bennet, Senator Monique Limón, and the County of Ventura, along with local water experts, to learn about the threats of the extreme drought conditions our state is facing and the impacts it will have in our communities. We will discuss state and local agencies' response to build water resiliency and the steps you can take to conserve water.

Thursday, September 8
5:30 - 7:45 p.m.

Ventura County Government Center
Hall of Administration; Board of Supervisors Hearing Room

800 S. Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009

RSVP online or at 805-641-3700. Questions can be submitted beforehand at

This event will be in-person and virtual. Remote access information will be emailed the day before the event to those that RSVP.

Help Clear the Shelters!

Join Assemblymember Steve Bennett and Ventura County Animal Services in Clearing the Shelters!

Ventura County's biggest adoption event is taking place on Saturday, August 27 from 11am - 6 p.m. Come prepared to discover and bring home your newest family member!

Fee- Waived Pet Adoptions!!!

Saturday, August 27
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Camarillo Animal Shelter
600 Aviation Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010

View Flyer

Ventura County Animal Services links:

  1. Learn about the Adoption Process at VCAS
  2. View all shelter animals

*Promotions do not guarantee the adoption of a shelter pet. All interested parties must participate in the full adoption process to ensure the best possible matches are made. Promotions do not include the cost of a pet license if applicable.

Desocupar los Albergues de Animales

Acompaña a Ventura County Animal Services y al asambleísta Steve Bennett en desocupar los albergues de animales.

El evento de adopción más grande del condado de ventura se llevará a cabo el sábado 27 de agosto de 11am-6pm. Venga preparado para descubrir y traer a case su nuevo miembro de la familia.

Sin costo del cargo de adopción

Sábado, 27 de agosto
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Camarillo Animal Shelter
600 Aviation Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010

Más información de Ventura County Animal Services acerca del proceso:

  1. Conozca mas sobre el proceso de adopciones de VCAS
  2. Ver todos los animales del albergue

Las promociones no garantizan la adopción de una mascota del albergue. Todos aquellos interesados deben participar en el proceso de adopción completo para garantizar que se realicen las mejores circunstancias posibles. Las promociones no incluyen el costo de la licencia de una mascota si corresponde.

Universal Transitional Kindergarten Virtual Town Hall

I hope you'll join me, along with Ventura County Superintendent of Schools Dr. César Morales, and a distinguished panel, for a back to school virtual town hall to discuss California's new Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK) program.

Confirmed participants:

  • Dr. César Morales, Ventura County Superintendent of Schools
  • Alicia McFarland, Director for Early Childhood Programs, Ventura County Office of Education
  • Jack Hinojosa, CEO, Child Development Resources
  • Petra Puls, Executive Director, First 5 Ventura County
  • Jeffrey Weinstein, Superintendent, Santa Paula Unified School District

Questions can be submitted beforehand to: or by calling my Ventura District Office at (805) 641-3700.

Friday, August 26
10 - 11:30 a.m.

This event will be hosted through Zoom. You can also dial-in. Link and call-in information will be sent the day before to those who RSVP.

Ayuntamiento Virtual Sobre Kínder de Transición Universal

Acompáñeme junto con el Superintendente de Escuelas del Condado de Ventura, Dr. César Morales, y un grupo de expertos, para un ayuntamiento virtual de regreso a la escuela para discutir el nuevo programa de Kindergarten de Transición Universal en California.


  • Dr. César Morales, Superintendente de Escuelas del Condado de Ventura
  • Alicia McFarland, Directora, Early Childhood Programs Oficina de Educación del Condado de Ventura
  • Jack Hinojosa, Director Ejecutivo, Child Development Resources
  • Petra Puls, Directora Ejecutiva, First 5 del Condado de Ventura
  • Jeffrey Weinstein, Superintendente, Distrito Escolar Unificado de Santa Paula

Viernes, 26 de agosto
10 - 11:30 a.m.

Este evento virtual se llevará por medio de Zoom. El link de Zoom se enviará a aquellos que confirmen su asistencia el día antes del evento.

*Evento ofrecerá interprete en español simultáneamente

Si tiene preguntas sobre el evento o para nuestros invitados, envíelas antes a o llámenos al 805-641-3700.

Virtual Emergency Preparedness Wildfire Town Hall

Virtual town hall on emergency preparedness and wildfire resources hosted by Senator Monique Limón and Assemblymember Steve Bennett.

Please join Senator Monique Limón, Assemblymember Steve Bennett and California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara for an Emergency Preparedness and Wildfire Resources Virtual Town Hall. We look forward to a productive conversation!

Live transcription and Spanish interpreting services provided.

Wednesday, May 18
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Virtual Community Coffee with Steve - County of Santa Barbara

Enjoy a cup of coffee in the comfort of your home and join me for a VIRTUAL conversation on Saturday, May 7 from 10 - 11 a.m. We will be discussing state, local and current legislation impacting our communities. Come share your thoughts and learn about available services and programs near you.

Saturday, May 7
10 - 11 a.m.

This event will be hosted through Zoom. You can also dial-in. Link and call-in information will be sent the day before to those who RSVP.

If you have any questions, please contact me at or call my Santa Barbara District Office at (805) 564-1649.

Senior Scam Stopper Virtual Seminar

Assemblymember Steve Bennett, in conjunction with the Contractors State License Board, invites you, your loved ones or seniors under your care to attend a Senior Scam Stopper virtual seminar. Come learn how to protect yourself from fraud. Discuss state legislation relating to scams concerning COVID-19, home improvement, auto repair, insurance, telemarketing, real estate and more.

Friday, April 22
10 a.m - 11:30 a.m.

Online RSVP has closed. Please RSVP by calling (805) 564-1649.

City of Santa Paula - Coffee and Conversation with Assemblymember Steve Bennett

Come enjoy a cup of coffee and share your thoughts regarding state, local, and legislative issues that affect the community.

Also, find out what is happening in the district and what services can be provided to you.

Saturday, March 19
10 a.m.

This is a VIRTUAL event, call the office or RSVP online for more information. Details on how to connect will be provided upon RSVP.