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:

Funds earmarked for Arroyo study

Subtitle:

Date:

2005-08-10

Author:

Gary Scott, Staff Writer

Publication:

Pasadena Star News

Content:

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 - The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to set aside $1.425 million to study environmental restoration and water conservation in the Arroyo Seco Watershed, which runs from the San Gabriel Mountains to the Los Angeles River.

The funding is part of an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which will cover the other half of the study's cost and coordinate research with officials from the Los Angeles County Flood Control District.

The goal of the study is to identify projects that will improve flood protection, improve water quality, restore natural habitats and increase conservation throughout the 47 acres of the watershed.

The projects would then be eligible for federal funding.

The city of Pasadena recently adopted a far-ranging plan for the Arroyo Seco and Hahamongna parks. Among the priorities listed in the plan is restoration of natural habitats and the stream bed.

The Arroyo Seco Watershed passes through La Canada Flintridge, Altadena, Pasadena, South Pasadena and Los Angeles.

Gary Scott can be reached at (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4458, or by e-mail at gary.scott@sgvn.com .