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.

Hahamongna News

Title:

Supervisor Antonovich Responds to LATimes Hahamongna Editorial

Subtitle:

Date:

2011-05-11

Author:

Supervisor Mike Antonovich

Publication:

Los Angeles Times

Content:

Your editorial ignores the significant public safety measures passed by the supervisors. The Department of Public Works will immediately remove 25,000 cubic yards of sediment from the dam's face, replace barriers to prevent debris from clogging the valves, take action to ensure regular valve maintenance and modify the Altadena West storm drain to provide an additional outlet for runoff.

The environmental impact report for the 50-acre site behind the dam is vital for a project of this magnitude, which could significantly impact adjacent communities with 300 to 400 trucks daily moving more than 1 million cubic yards of sediment.

The city of Pasadena, the Altadena Town Council, environmental and community groups, engineers and local residents strongly support these safety measures as well as the EIR for the Devil's Gate Dam project.

Michael D. Antonovich
Los Angeles

The writer is L.A. County supervisor, 5th District.