Past Events

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Assemblymember Chris Holden is hosting a "Next 10 Budget Town Hall." This is a FREE event and is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Join us for an interactive event where you have a say in putting together a budget and learn how our California state budget works!

Thursday, May 7, 2015
6 to 8 p.m.

University of La Verne
Campus Center
2000 2nd St. (at C Street)
Free parking in Lot S, 1925 A St. (at Arrow)

R.S.V.P. to (626) 351-1917

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

La Verne – Want to understand how the California state budget works?

Assemblymember Chris Holden and the University of La Verne are hosting the "Next 10 Budget Town Hall" in which audience members get a say in putting together a budget. This interactive event is free and open to the public: Policy issues will be discussed and voted on.

Next 10 Budget Town Hall

Thursday, May 7, 2015
6 - 8 p.m.

University of La Verne Abraham Campus Center
2000 Second Street (at C Street)
"Free parking available in shuttle Lot S, A and Arrow Hwy".

RSVP – Office of Assemblymember Holden 626.351.1917 or email @


First 5 LA

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

First 5 LA is a leading early childhood advocate working in partnership with others to strengthen families, communities and systems of services and supports so that all children in L.A. County enter kindergarten ready to succeed in school and life. First 5 LA believes that when we invest wisely in children and their families, we are investing in the future of L.A. County. We know that parents and caregivers are at the heart of a child's development, so they are at the center of our work.

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Best Start Communities: Take your seat at the table

Where you grow up matters. It can determine if you have access to healthy food, safe places to play, and quality medical and child care - and ultimately ensure that our children have the best start.

Community change takes a collective effort— a community-wide resolve to overcome challenges and work together to achieve a shared vision that will make a difference for children and families. Through Best Start, First 5 LA works with parents and caregivers, residents, organizations, businesses, and government institutions in 14 L.A. County communities to decide how to create the best possible environment for children and their families for years - and generations - to come. Visit their website to learn more.

Welcome Baby

Welcome Baby provides L.A. County pregnant women and new moms with information, support and a trusted partner to help them through the journey of pregnancy and early parenthood. Through Welcome Baby, parents develop skills to create a supportive home-learning environment and get linked to the information and services they need to ensure their child's healthy growth, reduce abuse and neglect, and ultimately help their children enter kindergarten ready to succeed. The free and voluntary, hospital-based home visiting program is available to all L.A. County families who deliver or plan to deliver at one of 14 participating Welcome Baby hospitals, regardless of income status. Visit their website to learn more.

First 5 LA Website

First 5 LA's websites provides parents with young children valuable resources and information on how to raise a child who is ready to succeed in school and in life. Included are articles organized by topic or age, a calendar of free and low-cost activities for kids, and discount coupons. Visit their website to learn more.

First 5 LA Family Guide

First 5 LA's quarterly Family Guide is a free English/Spanish resource providing parents with tips, articles, resources, healthy food recipes, low-cost activities for kids, and discount coupons. The Family Guide can be found at Women, Infants and Children (WIC) centers, local libraries, LACOE/Head Start Centers, LAUP schools and First 5 LA grantees.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

As the number of measles cases rises throughout California and the nation, the vaccine conflict has heated up. I am inviting you to join me for an Educational Forum on Vaccinations. How well-vaccinated is your child's daycare, pre-school or school? Who should get the vaccine? What about lingering safety concerns regarding the vaccine? Public health professionals will be present to outline the reasons for vaccinations from a public health standpoint.

Educational Forum on Vaccinations

Thursday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Sierra Madre City Hall -Council Chamber
232 Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre, CA 91024

Measles are highly contagious. Vaccinations are effective in preventing the spread of measles. If you are not immunized, professionals from the California Department of Public Health recommend immediate immunization.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

9:00 am-1:00 pm
Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena  CA 91106

6:30-9:00 pm
Monrovia High School
845 West Colorado Boulevard
Monrovia  CA  91016

6-8:00 pm
Opportunities For Learning Charter Schools
2029 Lincoln Avenue
Pasadena  CA  91103