Saturday, August 8, 2015

Please join me at our 16th Annual Block Party and Community Resource Fair on Saturday, August 8. This event is FREE and open to the public. We will discuss legislative and community issues and information on local resources will be available. Free hot dogs and lemonade will be served.

Saturday, August 8, 2015
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

500 block of Jackson Street
Pasadena, CA

  • Free Backpacks (while supply lasts)
  • Live Music
  • Game Trucks
  • Classic Car Show
  • Puppet Show
  • Ballet Folklorico Performance
  • Arts and Crafts for Kids

Partial list of sponsors

The City of Pasadena
Kaiser Permanente
California Medical Association
Rose Bowl Operating Company
Southern California Edison
Wells Fargo Bank
Southern California Gas Company

Saturday, August 8, 2015

(Pasadena) — For fourteen years, Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) has welcomed the public to his street for a fun day of constituent services and conversation on issues facing the community — set against the backdrop of a monumental block party. From the JPL Mars Rover, to the giant dragon slide, to the art table hosted by the Armory Center, it was an uplifting and informative day. More than 40 state and local agencies were on hand to help residents of the 41st Assembly District. Learn more about this Pasadena-area tradition, broadened to the whole 41st District in this Assembly Access video.

It's that time of year again. Please join me for our 16th Annual Block Party and Community Resource Fair this Saturday, August 8.

Attendees can enjoy complimentary hot dogs and lemonade while getting job information and other resources. School kids can receive a free back-to-school backpack, while supplies last. There will be live music, a classic car show, a puppet show, arts and crafts for kids and much more.

Come discuss legislative and community issues at this great event. Information on state and local resources that may be of value to you and your family will also be available.

Block Party and Community Resource Fair

Saturday, August 8, 2015
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

500 Block of Jackson Street
Pasadena, Ca


4th of July

Saturday, July 4, 2015

This Fourth of July marks the 239th anniversary of our nation’s founding. When we gather with family and friends to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, we pay tribute to the document that paved the way for a new nation and a new way of life.

This Saturday there will be parades and floats and costumes and games. I hope you will join me to celebrate our nation’s birth at these local events:

10:00 a.m. City of Sierra Madre parade

11:00 a.m. City of South Pasadena parade

Friday, June 5, 2015

Current California sophomore and junior high school students are invited to apply for the California Legislative Black Caucus African-American Leaders of Tomorrow Program.

The African-American Leaders for Tomorrow Program (AALT) is a four-day long residential summer program that is held on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills.

Sixty students will be hand-selected to receive leadership training and attend workshops on topics such as college experience, career development and financial literacy. Students will reside on the CSUDH campus. Housing, meals, program materials, and transportation during the conference will be provided at no cost to participants.

The deadline to apply is Friday, June 5, 2015.

Register here: For more information, please call 626.351.1917 or contact Gerald Phillips at

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

California is in a drought of historic proportions. Conserving water starts with each of us.

Please join representatives from the State Water Resources Board, the City of Pasadena Department of Water and Power and me for a community meeting to discuss our state's severe water crisis. Together we will learn ways to outsmart the drought!

June 25, 2015
Kidspace Children's Museum
Stone Hollow Amphitheater
480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena
6-8 pm: Program begins at 6:30 pm

  • Metropolitan Water District exhibits on water conservation programs
  • Information on household rebate programs
  • Interactive workshops for elementary age students on water conservation
  • Drought tolerant plant exhibits
  • Refreshments provided
  • Waste-free event. Plastic bottles of water will not be available. Bring your own water bottle to fill from dispensers

Each guest will receive a family of four pass to visit Kidspace Children’s Museum!

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