The Meaning of Hahamongna

The original settlers of the region were sometimes called the Hahamongna Indians. The word means "Flowing Waters, Fruitful Valley" in the native Tongva language.

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Supervisors agree environmental report needed for Devil's Gate project







Pasadena Star-News


A motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich to require the Department of Public Works to obtain an environmental impact report for the Hahamongna Sediment Removal Project in Pasadena was carried by the Board of Supervisors at Monday's meeting.

The project , which was due to start in September, would remove more than 1.6 million cubic yards of sediment from the Devil's Gate Dam and Reservoir and haul it off-site. An emergency exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) was granted following the 2009 Station Fire; an estimated 936,000 cubic yards of post-fire debris was deposited in the dam in the 2009-2010 storm season, officials said.

The DPW was asked to report back to the board in 30 days - rather than the 90 days requested in the motion - with a short-term solution to the sediment accumulation along the face of the dam. Protestors who rallied against a DPW debris removal project that destroyed an 11-acre native oak woodland in Arcadia have formed an Urbanwild Network to monitor such projects in the future, and about 15 members attended today's meeting, organizer Cam Stone said.