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.

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      
Thursday, September 20, 2018

41st Assembly District Claremont Office Open House.

Thursday, September 20
5 p.m - 7 p.m.

The Claremont Old School House
415 W. Foothill Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711

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We will be joined by Congresswoman Judy Chu, elected officials, and business and community leaders to celebrate the 100% occupancy of the Claremont Old School House.

This event is in partnership with Claremont Chamber Of Commerce, La Verne Chamber of Commerce, Upland Chamber of Commerce, and The Old School House. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information and to RSVP, email or call (909) 624-7876.