PASADENA, ALTADENA – ColoradoBoulevard,net:
Assemblymember Chris Holden presented his legislative update to the Pasadena City Council and Altadena Town Council, announcing grants for the Pasadena Central Library, the Rose Bowl Stadium, and the La Vina Trail.
By News Desk
Pasadena Central Library
The Pasadena Central Library was founded years before Pasadena was incorporated as a city. It first opened its doors to the public on February 26, 1884. The library’s mission is to provide an information center for the Pasadena community, and to preserve and encourage the free expression of ideas essential to an informed citizenry.
“These funds will be able to support the necessary retrofitting of the library,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “It makes me happy to be able to support local art and education programming by helping this community staple thrive.”
The Rose Bowl Stadium opened its doors to the public in 1922. It will turn 100 on October 28th. Between 1996 and 2002, the Rose Bowl was the home of the LA Galaxy and has been selected as the host site of the men’s and women’s soccer matches during the Olympic Games in 2028. Designated as a National Historic Landmark, the Rose Bowl Stadium is as vibrant as ever, welcoming over 1 million people annually.
“The Rose Bowl is a San Gabriel Valley community landmark, and I am proud to say that through this grant we are able to help this historic stadium live on with audiences from all over the country and from our local communities,” said Assemblymember Holden.
The effort to reconnect the western side of the Altadena Crest Trail has gone on for nearly two decades. The funding will provide public access for all to the Altadena Crest Trail, Chaney Trail, and the Angeles National Forest’s extensive network of trails.
The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, Los Angeles County, and Outward Bound Adventures are partners on this project. The trails are rooted in community, including community leaders from the Altadena Crest Trail Restoration Working Group, who advocated that the trails be built. Outward Bound Adventures will lead the effort to actualize the trails.
“This budget victory for Altadena helps create open spaces in Assembly District 41 for families, youth, and community members,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden.
“The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority have been working for more than 30 years to collaborate with partners to preserve open spaces and secure public access to those spaces. This investment will sustain the connector trails project, assist with a local workforce development program, and realize the Altadena community’s advocacy to create publicly accessible trails,” said Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.
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