Press Releases

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Pasadena Journal’s Joe and Ruthie Hopkins Recognized as Civil Rights Pioneers by the California State Legislature

Sacramento (CA) – Pasadena Journal publishers Joe and Ruthie Hopkins were recognized by the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) as the 41st Assembly District’s “2018 Unsung Heroes” as civil rights pioneers in the San Gabriel Valley. The couple was honored at the CLBC’s Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast in Sacramento.

Holden with Joe and Ruthie Hopkins

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Pasadena (CA) – Assemblymember Chris Holden presented $1,500 in grocery store gift cards for families at Flintridge Center to be used for Thanksgiving dinner. The gift cards were provided by the California Water Association, in partnership with East Pasadena Water and California American Water.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Pasadena (CA) – As chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Regional Transportation Solutions, Assemblymember Chris Holden hosted local hearing, "Advancing Sustainability in Regional Transportation Projects" to discuss and address timely transportation issues for the region and state.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – Late last night Governor Jerry Brown vetoed Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation that would have created a pilot program to provide free or reduced cost transit passes for low- income students in California’s community college, middle and high schools.  The program would have eased the financial burden for families and college students, reduced our state’s greenhouse gas emissions, and created more sustainable communities.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – Assemblymember Chris Holden’s transparency measure, Assembly Bill 959, which will empower families in need of developmental services from regional centers, was signed into law today by Governor Jerry Brown.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Pasadena, CA – Pasadena based non-profits Shepherd’s Door, First Tee of Great Pasadena, Delta Foundation and Mentoring & Partnership for Youth Development (MPYD) received grants through AT&T California’s “Investing in California Awards” in a small ceremony at the District Office of Assemblymember Chris Holden.

“The organizations receiving awards today continue to make a powerful and positive impact in the 41st Assembly District,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “It is essential we continue to support them every way we can.”