Past Events

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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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 20, 2020

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 this year’s Assembly Concurrent Resolution 146 to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 2020.

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.

MLK Community Coalition Events:

Rekindling the Light of Peace

January 11
10 a.m.

Jackie Robinson Community Center
1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103

Description: The Pasadena Human Relations Commission invites the public to attend the 20th Annual “Rekindling the Light of Peace” event in the City Council Chambers at Pasadena City
Hall. This free event features guest speakers, music and poetry readings and is a prelude to celebrations that occur on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

MLK Essay and Visual Arts Finalists’ Public Readings, Displays, and Presentations

Tuesday, January 14
5 p.m.

Longfellow Elementary School, 5:30 p.m.
1065 E. Washington Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91104

Description: Come listen to original speeches and enjoy an evening of viewing beautiful artwork and performances paying tribute to Dr. King by the MLK Essay and Visual Arts Contest finalists and winners. The hosting school organizes the event to showcase some of the other diverse talents of the students.

MLK Day of Service: A Day On, Not Off

Saturday, January 18
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Muir High School, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
1905 N. Lincoln Ave. Pasadena, CA 91103

Description: On the Saturday before the MLK Day of Service, it is our tradition to provide a local school with volunteers to help beautify the campus. We will plant flowers, clean up, and do
several maintenance tasks. Afterwards, we will enjoy a nice lunch and entertainment from the students from the school. This is collaboration between Martin Luther King Community Coalition and Pasadena Unified School District and the school principal.

Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance

Sunday, January 19
3:30 p.m.

Metropolitan Baptist Church
2283 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Altadena, CA 91001

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration and Student Awards

Monday, January 20
8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Robinson Park
1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave. | Pasadena, CA 91103

  • 8:00 a.m. - Continental Breakfast & Teach-in
  • 9:45 a.m. - Program begins

Find more MLK Day volunteer opportunities here.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Holiday Open House and Shoe Drive

Thursday, December 13
5:30 p.m - 7:30 p.m.

41st Assembly District Office
600 North Rosemead Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107

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Join us for Assemblymember Chris Holden's Holiday Open and Shoe Drive

In the spirit of the holiday, we are partnering with Shoes that Fit charity to provide shoes and socks to local children in need. You are invited to make a difference in a child's life by donating a new pair of athletic shoes or socks in size 10 youth through size 12 adult. 

Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP at (626) 351-1917 or email

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Select Committee on Regional Transportation Solutions Informational Hearing

"Securing Transportation Growth"

Thursday, October 11, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Rancho Cucamonga Council Chambers  
10500 Civic Center Drive
Rancho Cucamonga

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Join us for a discussion of timely transportation issues for the region and the state.

Confirmed Speakers:
Alan Wapner, President, Ontario International Airport Authority
Dr. Raymond W. Wolfe, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority
Habib Balian, Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority
Hasan Ikhrata, Southern California Association of Governments
Steve Fox, Southern California Association of Governments
Paul Granillo, Inland Empire Economic Partnership
Mark Christoffels, San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments
Andrea Zureick, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority
RSVP by October 9th to 626-351-1917 or by email