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Holden’s New Rules for “Buy Here, Pay Here” Car Lots and Their “Kill Devices” Pass Assembly

Assemblymember Chris Holden’s (D-Pasadena) bill to reform the Buy Here, Pay Here used car industry has been unanimously approved in the Assembly and now goes to the Senate for consideration. The vote was 75 to 0. Under AB 265, Buy Here, Pay Here dealerships must provide a 10-day notification before a remote kill device can be used to disable a car for lack of payment.…

Holden’s Legislation to Improve Public School Education Pass Key Education Committee

Assembly Majority Leader Chris Holden’s bills to expand and improve access to California schools were approved have been approved in the Assembly Education Committee. They now move to Assembly Appropriations for consideration. Holden’s AB 288…

Holden’s Bill to Protect Small Business Franchise Owners Passes Key Committee

Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bill to improve the rights of franchise owners in contract disputes with corporate bosses, has passed the Assembly Business and Professions Committee on a vote of 11 to 0. The measure, jointly…

Rep. Chu Statement Addresses 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

On this day in 1915, the Ottoman government rounded up Armenian intellectual and cultural leaders, starting a mass killing of 1.5 million Armenians in what would become known as the Armenian Genocide. On the 100th…

Pasadena Fire Department to Celebrate Fire Service Day with Open Houses and Demonstrations

Meet the dedicated men and women of the Pasadena Fire Department during Fire Service Day on Saturday, May 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Fire Station 33, 515 N. Lake Ave. Firefighters will…

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Monday, May 04 - 4:00 pm Pasadena City Council Special Organizational Meeting

Sunday, June 21 - 10:00 am 23rd Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival

Sunday, June 28 - 1:00 pm Happy Birthday Pasadena: Forward Motion!

Thursday, May 07

Assemblymember Holden Hosts Interactive Town Hall on the State Budget

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…

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Rep. Chu to Host 2015 Women of Distinction Awards

Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) announced the names of 14 women from across the San Gabriel Valley who will receive the 2015 Women of Distinction Award. The award, now in its 6th year, will be given out at a ceremony on April 18, 2015. Rep. Chu, who will speak at the event and recognize the honorees, released the following statement: “I am so proud of the honorees and their incredible contributions to our district. This year’s women are teachers, executives, scientists, activists, entrepreneurs, community leaders, volunteers, and professionals. Each was nominated by somebody in their community in recognition and appreciation of…

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