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:

Meetings to be Held on Sports Field, Trail Projects in Hahamongna

Subtitle:

Date:

2012-05-23

Author:

Dan Abendschein

Publication:

Altadena Patch

Content:

The City of Pasadena will hold a series of meetings on plans to add a sports field and trail to the Hahamongna Watershed Park in June and July.

The projects have been criticized in the past for eating into open space areas in the park - the sports field was approved by the Pasadena City Council at a contentious meeting in 2010 where many people spoke out against it. The Council decided at that time to scale back the original plan, which included two sports fields.

The meetings will include an informational session on June 27, and two scoping meetings in July, which are state-required meetings to be held as part of the environmental planning process for the project.

The project is separate from the plan to clean out the Devil's Gate Dam of sediment, though Pasadena is considering using sediment from the dam to help fill in the sports field area.

So far, plans of the upcoming project including details on the trail and field and when they will be built are not posted on the Pasadena city website.

Though the park is immediately adjacent to La Canada Flintridge on the westside and Altadena on the eastside, the City of Pasadena owns the bulk of the land in the park.

The meeting dates are as follows:

Wednesday, June 27th, 6:30pm Community Meeting
Pasadena City Yards, 2nd floor Large Conference Room
This meeting WILL NOT kick off the CEQA process. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information only.

Thursday, July 12th, 6:30pm EIR Scoping Meeting #1
Salvation Army Fellowship Hall, 960 East Walnut, Pasadena, CA 91106
(Parking lot is entered from Mentor, south of Walnut)

Saturday, July 14th, 10:00am EIR Scoping Meeting #2
Salvation Army Fellowship Hall, 960 East Walnut, Pasadena, CA 91106
(Parking lot is entered from Mentor, south of Walnut)