Saturday, August 4, 2018

Please join me at my 19th Annual Block Party and Community Resource Fair!

Saturday, August 4th from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

500 block of Jackson Street in Pasadena

Come discuss legislative and community issues while enjoying live music, a classic car show, game trucks and much more! 

Information on local and state resources will also be available.

A brief community recognition program starts at noon so please give yourself time to drive and park, bike, walk, or ride public transportation.

We are proud to announce that we have partnered with Go Day One and Bike SGV to offer free bike valet! We are excited to offer bike parking options to encourage our community to travel green. Space is limited, so please stop by the Go Day One booth early to park your bike (Located on the west end of Jackson Street).

I look forward to seeing you there!

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Child in car seat

Do you know if your child's car seat is installed properly? Is your car seat compatible with your child's age, weight and height?

Car crashes are a leading cause of death or serious injury for children 1 to 13 years old. Thankfully, these kinds of tragedies can often be prevented when car seats and boosters are properly installed, and seat belts are used correctly.

I am partnering with the California Highway Patrol and the Kidspace Children's Museum to host a FREE Car Seat Safety Inspection event.Stop by the event to have your child safety seat inspected by certified technicians from the California Highway Patrol.

Saturday, April 28
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Kidspace Children's Museum (entrance only!)
480 N. Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103

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Contact the Altadena CHP Station at (626)296-8100 to reserve your appointment today!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Our military men and women have always been our country's strength, our backbone, and our honor. This summer, in a recognition ceremony in Sacramento, I will be joining other legislators in honoring our veterans.

I invite you to send me your nominations for who you believe would be the best candidate to be our District’s 2018 Veteran of the Year.

Please think about a veteran whose community service and work is making a positive impact in the 41st Assembly District. A qualified veteran must reside or perform community service within the 41st Assembly District, which includes: Altadena, Claremont, La Verne, Monrovia, Pasadena, San Dimas, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, Upland, and portions of Mt. Baldy and Rancho Cucamonga.

Click here  to complete and submit the nomination form. The nomination deadline is April 11, 2018.

For more information, contact Matthew Lyons at or 909-624-7876

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Join us as we celebrate Women's History Month and recognize a woman of distinction from each city in our district at our Annual Spring District Office Open House. The women will be honored for their service and work that has a made a positive impact in their community. 

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Program at 6:00 p.m.

Assemblymember Holden's District Office
600 N. Rosemead Blvd., Suite 117
Pasadena, CA 91107




Sunday, March 11, 2018

Black History Month is a time to reflect, recognize, and honor the invaluable contributions of African Americans who have strengthened our nation’s economic, political, cultural and social landscape. Their courage and determination in the pursuit of opportunity and following the promise of America continues to inspire our nation.

The theme for this year is “African-American in Times of War.”

African-Americans have fought for the United States throughout its history, defending and serving a country that in turn denied them their basic rights as citizens. Despite policies of racial segregation and discrimination, African-American soldiers played a significant role from the colonial period to the Korean War. It wasn't until the middle of the 20th century that African-American soldiers began to receive the recognition and equality they deserved.

World War II was a watershed for race relations within the Armed Forces, and it marked the beginning of the end for racial separation within military units. In 1948 with the demand for civil rights mounting, President Harry S. Truman ordered desegregation of the Armed Services and equality of treatment and opportunity without regard to race, color, religion or national origin.

Reform was slow, however, and it wasn't until 1953 that segregation officially ended when the secretary of defense announced that the last all-black unit had been abolished.

From the first man shot in the Revolutionary War to the men in combat on the frontlines, we owe an especially grateful thank you to African-American Veterans.

In that spirit, it is important that we also acknowledge the struggle for freedom, equal rights, and justice continues today. That is why, at a time of heightened civil rights and economic challenges, we must continue to follow the footsteps of those who made enduring sacrifices that shepherded this nation towards a brighter future, ready to recommit ourselves to make equal rights, equal opportunity and socioeconomic justice part of our lives every day of the year.

Here are list of community events in the 41st Assembly District:

Matters of the Heart – State of Black Pasadena
Saturday, Feb. 10 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Jackie Robinson Community Center
1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

Black Film Showcase
Sunday, Feb. 11 | 2 p.m.
Jackie Robinson Community Center
1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

36th Annual Black History Parade and Festival
Saturday, Feb. 17 | 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Begins at Charles White Park – 77 Mountain View St, Altadena
Ends at Jackie Robinson Community Center – 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena,

NOBLE & Black Fire Fighters Association – Black History (Breakfast)
Friday, Feb. 23 | 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
180 North Fair Oaks Avenue

Chocolate Story Time
Friday, Feb. 23 | 4 p.m.
La Pintoresca Library
1355 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena

Celebrating Women: Afternoon Tea
Sunday, March 11 | 3 p.m.
Jackie Robinson Community Center
1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

Generational Wealth Building
Saturday, Feb. 10 | 2 – 4 p.m.
Monrovia Community Center
119 W. Palm Ave.
RSVP by Feb. 7 to

Art Festival
Saturday, Feb. 17 | 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Wild Rose Elementary School
232 Jasmine Ave.

Annual Black History Luncheon
Saturday, Feb. 24 | 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Monrovia Community Center
119 W. Palm Ave.
Tickets $20