Census Tract 4602 is the North central section of Altadena bordered by Lake Avenue on the east; the transmission lines which border the Angeles National Forest to the north; Fair Oaks Avenue on the west to Loma Alta Drive and along a line which follows Chiquita Canyon to the transmission lines; and Mariposa Street on the south.
BILLY MALONE grew up in a small town in the English countryside. That sense of community, pride, and concern for your neighbor is hard to find outside of those small rural towns. After living in the Pasadena area since 1992, eight years ago he discovered Altadena, found that same pride in the community by its residents, and it brought him back to his roots.
At age 16, Billy graduated high school and studied engineering. At 21 he was awarded the GTMA’s Certificate of Craftsman by the Minister of Transportation at the British Houses of Parliament in London. By his early 20’s he was designing for some of the top companies and it was as an industrial designer in plastics that General Electric brought him to North America. After several years in the field of engineering, he decided to go back to school and explore his creative side. He studied for 3 years and graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts where he subsequently became a teacher. He then studied at Cal-State University, Los Angeles where he was accepted into the honor society Phi Kappa Phi.
After several successful years in the entertainment field, Billy became a family man and wished to stay closer to home. His engineering background combined with his creative eye and a love for architecture made becoming a local real estate agent a perfect fit where he could combine all of his talents and work locally. This also put him in the position to have a continued investment in the growth and success of Altadena while assisting in keeping that small town feel that has been the base and charm of this beautiful town we all call home. Billy has enjoyed the opportunity to meet new people, learn more about his community and help his fellow neighbors. Currently he is a member of Pasadena and Foothill Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. His skills were recently utilized by NBC studios as an on-screen Real Estate Specialist for one of their prospective Reality TV shows.
Billy’s hard work ethic and empathy for others makes him a believer in unity and fairness for all. He has been a member of several unions and is currently a member of UniteHere chapter 11 (for the past 7 years) and Screen Actors Guild (for the past 17 years).
Billy also realized that he enjoys the role of advocate when dealing recently with issues arising out of a family member’s disabling disease. Wanting to be a more active member of the community and a voice for those who need the support of others, he has followed through on many areas that he felt needed more attention: he has supported and helped work on legal cases as high up as 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, he helped developed performing arts programs that budget cuts had otherwise eliminated with a team of volunteers for a local public school, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce. Billy strongly supports local groups like RIPE, MOMS Club, and others.
Going into public service seemed like a natural next step for Billy. 2013 marked his first year on Altadena’s Town Council where he will work to have a positive influence within the city he calls home. His focus is on keeping this community the upbeat, unique place that it has always been while working toward its financial stability through encouragement of economic and business growth. He wishes to be a voice that stands up for the majority so that we can enjoy and preserve this beautiful place for generations to come.
Term Expires 2021
Phone: (626) 893-0787
NIC ARNZEN is originally from Iowa and has lived in Southern California for 25 years. He came to Altadena with his husband in search of an alternative to more concentrated “city” living and found the village-like atmosphere perfect for raising their three children. Their kids chose three different high school experiences, Aveson, PHS, and Muir, giving Nic a wide view of the communities and neighbors that make up Altadena. In his years as an Altadena resident Nic has volunteered feeding the homeless, teaching Improv and acting, running an elementary school performing arts program, and alongside his husband, Dr. Ray Samoa, has established an ongoing CDC health initiative in the area called The Diabetes Prevention Program which is currently expanding to Eagle Rock, Orange County, and further into the San Gabriel Valley.
While there are many issues to tackle locally including, but not limited to, racial injustice, climate change, wildlife cohabitation, and crime, to name a few, Nic is first and foremost focused on making himself accessible to the community. He plans to implement better communication lines and tap into the passionate and motivated neighbors in his tract to promote change from the ground level.
Nic believes the greatest threat to any community is divisive exchange and behavior. He understands the other issues are certainly important and prioritized but sees that without effective communication there is little chance of moving forward as a community. He firmly believes we need to understand each other and keep our hearts and minds open even in the face of our biggest disagreements.
Professionally, Nic has been a Director of film and theater, Head Writer for numerous projects, SAG and AEA Actor, Property Manager, Office Manager for a studio accounting team, and is currently the Program Coordinator for the aforementioned CDC recognized Diabetes Prevention Program.
He embraces the challenge and opportunity in representing this wonderful community and truly looks forward to hearing from you.
Term Expires 2022
Phone: (310) 497-3843