Past Events

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Engage in our community discussion on the “Los Angeles County Plan to Prevent and Combat Homelessness” (Measure H).  

Saturday June 29, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Alexander Hughes Community Center
1700 Danbury Road
Claremont, CA 91711


During the San Gabriel Valley Housing and Homelessness Summit, we will discuss the promise of Measure H, which created a one-quarter of a cent sales tax to generate funds for homeless services and short-term housing. Not to mention, it will raise approximately $355 million a year over the next 10 years for Los Angeles County to fund services for homelessness prevention, mental health care, job training, and non-profit homeless service providers.

A team of expert panelists, stemming from diverse backgrounds will chime in with the importance of the Measure H policy.

Representatives to attend:

  • Scott Chamberlain, San Gabriel Valley Consortium on Homelessness
  • Jan Cicco, San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments
  • Rev. Karen Davis, City of Glendora
  • Peter Lynn, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
  • Chris Ko, United Way Greater Los Angeles
  • Jerry Ramirez, LA County Homeless Initiative
  • and a representative from Union Station Homeless Services

In addition, a legislative update on current and statewide issues that affect San Gabriel Valley will be presented.

This event is sponsored by the San Gabriel Valley Consortium on Homelessness in partnership with the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Please join me, and your neighbors, for a Wildfire Town Hall on Saturday, April 27 at the Mt. Baldy Joint Elementary School. 

The biological diversity of the San Gabriel Valley, especially Mt. Baldy, makes it one of the most alluring places to live in Los Angeles County. Unfortunately, the region is severely prone to destructive wildfires with limited escape routes. That's why I am bringing experts to discuss:

  • How residents can protect their homes from wildfires.
  • How to navigate fire insurance.
  • How to be prepared for evacuation.

Our expert panelists include:

  • Daryl Osby, Fire Chief for the Los Angeles County Fire Department
  • Donald W. Trapp, Interim Fire Chief for the San Bernardino Fire Department
  • Representative from the California Office of Emergency Services
  • Representative from the California Department of Insurance

Saturday, April 27
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Mt. Baldy Joint Elementary School
1 Mt. Baldy Rd
Mt. Baldy, CA 91759

To RSVP, click the button below or contact my District Office at (626) 351-1917.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Recognizing Women of Distinction

You are invited to our 41st Assembly District Spring Open House.

This March, we celebrate Women’s History Month and recognize the remarkable women throughout our community. Please join us at our Annual Spring Open House as we honor 10 women as our district’s “Women of Distinction.” These women have been nominated by their peers and selected by my office for their extraordinary achievements and positive influence left on our district and beyond.

Please join in me in celebrating:

  • Laura Farber, 2019 Woman of the Year, City of South Pasadena
  • Monica Hubbard, Woman of Distinction, Altadena
  • Shelly Vander Veen, Woman of Distinction, Claremont
  • Sabina Sullivan, Woman of Distinction, La Verne
  • Christine Geltz, Woman of Distinction, Monrovia
  • Dianne Cullinane M.D., Woman of Distinction, Pasadena
  • Diane Williams, Woman of Distinction, Rancho Cucamonga
  • Laurie Brandler, Woman of Distinction, San Dimas
  • Nancy Shollenberger, Woman of Distinction, Sierra Madre
  • Beatrice Casagran, Woman of Distinction, Upland

Thursday, March 28
5:30 – 7 p.m.
(Program starts at 6 p.m.)

41st Assembly District Office
600 N. Rosemead Blvd., Suite 117
Pasadena, CA 91107

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Come help us honor our 10 Women of Distinction – one of which will be announced as our 2019 Woman of the Year early next week. We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Wildfire Prevention Town Hall with hillside on fire near homes.

Thursday, Februrary 21
5:00 p.m - 7:30 p.m.

Pasadena High School Gymnasium
2925 East Sierra Madre Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107

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Legislators representing communities at risk of wildfires along the San Gabriel Foothills from La Canada to Upland will host a wildfire town hall in Pasadena on Thursday February 21st 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Pasadena High School Gymnasium.

Expert panelists will discuss how residents can protect their homes from wildfires, what wildfire prevention measures the utilities are implementing, and how the State of California is preparing for and responding to catastrophic wildfires.

The town hall is spearheaded by Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD-41), Chair of Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee, and will be joined by Assemblymembers Laura Friedman (AD-43), Blanca Rubio (AD-48), Ed Chau (AD-49), and State Senator Anthony Portantino (SD-25).

The event is free, open to the public, and will be live streamed at

Please RSVP at (626) 351-1917 or email

Monday, January 21, 2019

Even now, a half century after his death, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s contributions toward developing a more equal society, one where all Americans have the opportunity to succeed, remain unmatched.

Each year, the Legislature honors his birthday with a Concurrent Resolution. I am proud to be a co-author of Assembly Concurrent Resolution 10 to honor Martin Luther King Jr. in 2019.

Today, I encourage you to give back to your community in his honor, and participate in a local event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy.

In his words, "Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."

As we remember the past, we must endeavor to use those lessons to inform the present and shape the future. I trust that you will do something meaningful to commemorate his legacy.

Here is a list of community events:

MLK Day of Community Service: A Day On, Not Off
Saturday, January 19, 2019
8 a.m. – Noon

McKinley School of the Arts
325 S. Oak Knoll Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101

On the Saturday before the MLK Celebration (the official MLK Day of Service), it is our tradition to provide a local school with volunteers to help beautify the campus. Volunteers plant, clean up, and/or help with maintenance tasks. Afterwards, everyone enjoys lunch and entertainment provided by the students.

Martin Luther King Service, Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance
Sunday, January 20, 2019
3:30 p.m

Metropolitan Church
2283 N. Fair Oaks Avenue
Altadena, CA 91001

MLK Holiday & Student Awards Celebration
Monday, January 21, 2019
8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

McKinley School of Arts
325 S. Oak Knoll Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101

Student winners from the MLK Essay and Visual & Performing Arts contests are presented with awards, trophies and cash prizes. City Council representatives, PUSD officials, community leaders and volunteers congratulate the students.
8 – 9:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast & Teach-in
9:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Celebration and Program (Lunch will be served immediately after program)
Keynote Speaker: K-Rahn Vallatine: Author, Mentor, Educator

Find more MLK Day volunteer opportunities here.