Past Events

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




Thursday, March 1, 2018
Proposition 47 and Proposition 57 were ballot initiatives that reformed various criminal justice statutes once passed by California voters. Assembly Bill 109, the Public Safety Realignment Act, was enacted to reduce the number of inmates in the state’s prisons as ordered by a U.S. Supreme Court decision.
I'm bringing together subject matter experts in public safety, probation, and reintegration for this educational event to provide up to date information on these ballot initiatives and to answer questions from the community.Monrovia City Manager Oliver Chi and L.A. County Chief Probation Officer Terri McDonald will provide additional comments.
Featured Panelists:
  • Scott Kernan, California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Secretary
  • Stephen Walker, Government Affairs Director, California Correctional Peace Officers Association
  • Robert T. Guthrie, Arcadia Police Chief and Los Angeles County Police Chief’s Association President
  • Daniel Torres, Flintridge Center Reintegration Specialist

Thursday, March 1, 2018
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Registration at 5:30 p.m.
Program at 6 p.m.

Monrovia Community Center
119 W. Palm Ave.
Monrovia CA, 91016

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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

Monday, January 15, 2018

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

Each year, the Legislature honors his birthday with a Concurrent Resolution. I am proud to be a co-author of Assembly Concurrent Resolution 139 to honor Martin Luther King Jr. in 2018.

Today, I write to 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 are list of community events:

Sunday, January 14

Martin Luther King Service
4 p.m.
Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance
Metropolitan Church
2283 N. Fair Oaks Avenue
Altadena, CA 91001

Monday, January 15

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration and Student Awards
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(Official program begins at 9:45 a.m.)
McKinley Elementary School (new location!)
325 S. Oak Knoll
Pasadena, CA  91101

19th Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
West Covina Civic Center Courtyard
1444 West Garvey Avenue South
West Covina, CA 91790