PUBLIC ART DEDICATION AUG. 1, 2014; PUBLIC INVITED

Posted on July 29, 2014 in

PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to join Pasadena Vice Mayor Jacque Robinson for a brief ceremony dedicating the second phase of the City’s popular Rotating Public Art Exhibition Program. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2014 #065-14 PUBLIC INVITED TO ROTATING PUBLIC ART DEDICATION AUG. 1, 2014 PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to join Pasadena Vice… Read More

CITY COUNCIL DECLARES LEVEL 1 WATER SHORTAGE

Posted on July 29, 2014 in

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PASADENA, Calif.—The Pasadena City Council at its July 28, 2014 meeting declared a local water emergency, establishing a 20-percent conservation goal and implementing the City’s Level 1 Water Supply Shortage Plan, with mandatory water waste restrictions effective immediately. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2014 #064-14 PASADENA CITY COUNCIL DECLARES LEVEL 1 WATER SHORTAGE PASADENA, Calif.—The… Read More

IT’S HOT OUTSIDE PASADENA–TAKE STEPS TO BEAT THE HEAT!

Posted on July 24, 2014 in

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TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST HOT TEMPS WEEKEND OF JULY 24-27, 2014 PASADENA, Calif.–It’s HOT out there, Pasadena!  The City wishes to remind everyone to take precautions against the heat and stay connected to the City for any emergency alerts and updates. Lack of rain this year means area vegetation and brush is extremely dry.  Please remember to… Read More

PUBLIC INVITED TO LA CASITA GRAND RE-OPENING JULY 29, 2014

Posted on July 23, 2014 in

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PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to attend the Grand Re-Opening celebration for the completed historic renovation of La Casita del Arroyo. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 23, 2014 #063-14 PUBLIC INVITED TO LA CASITA DEL ARROYO GRAND RE-OPENING JULY 29, 2014 PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to attend the Grand Re-Opening celebration for the completed historic renovation of… Read More

PUBLIC MEETING ON TREE-KILLING BEETLE JULY 16, 2014

Posted on July 15, 2014 in

PUBLIC MEETING ON PESKY TREE-KILLING BEETLE JULY 16, 2014 PASADENA, Calif.—The City’s Urban Forestry Advisory Committee (UFAC) will host a special meeting on July 16, 2014 on the tree-killing Polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB) beetle that has been identified on public and private trees within the City of Pasadena. The insect attacks a variety of… Read More

BOB HOPE AIRPORT COMMUNITY MEETING JULY 16 2014

Posted on July 14, 2014 in

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BOB HOPE AIRPORT COMMUNITY MEETING JULY 16, 2014 BURBANK, Calif.–The public is invited to attend and participate in the final Community Workshop for the Bob Hope Airport Area Ground Transportation and Land Use Study.  The meeting will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the City of Burbank’s Community Services… Read More

ROBINSON FAMILY COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS JULY 18-24, 2014

Posted on July 14, 2014 in

Mack Robinson Family Weekend Postcard

PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to three “Robinson Family Weekend” events Friday, July 18, 2014, through Sunday, July 20, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 14, 2014 #061-14 ROBINSON FAMILY COMMEMORATION EVENTS JULY 18-20, 2014 OPEN TO PUBLIC PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to three “Robinson Family Weekend” events Friday, July 18, 2014, through Sunday, July… Read More

WIN PRIZES WITH AT MY PARK PHOTO CONTEST NOW THROUGH JULY 31, 2014

Posted on July 9, 2014 in

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PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents can join the fun with the City’s “At My Park” photo challenge to win prizes by submitting your best park-themed photos through July 31, 2014. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 9, 2014 #060-14 WIN PRIZES WITH “AT MY PARK” PHOTO CONTEST NOW THROUGH JULY 31, 2014 PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents can join the fun with… Read More

Noticias En Breve, Julio 2014

Posted on July 8, 2014 in

Las Clases Comienzan El Lunes 18 de Agosto Para todo lo que usted necesita saber sobre el regreso a la escuela en el Distrito Escolar de Pasadena, consulte a www.backtoschool.pasadenausd.org. Mantengase informado y en comunicacioin: www.pasadenausd.org Para noticias e informacion mande un mensaje de texto al 888777 con las palabras “PUSDESPANOL” Facebook: PasadenaUnifiedSchoolDistrict Twitter: @PasadenaUnified Inscríbase… Read More

Level 1 Water Shortage Declared

Posted on July 8, 2014 in

Level 1 Water Shortage Warning

The Pasadena City Council has declared a local water emergency, establishing a 20-percent conservation goal and implementing the City’s Level 1 Water Supply Shortage Plan, with mandatory water waste restrictions effective immediately. The Level 1 plan limits watering to three days per week in summer, one day per week in winter and requires that leaks… Read More

Pasadena Idol Aug. 23

Posted on July 8, 2014 in

Cheer on 10 vocally talented youth during the Pasadena Idol competition Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The free, family friendly event happens 6-8 p.m. at the Garfield Promenade of Paseo Colorado, 280 E. Colorado Blvd., with the red carpet opening at 5 p.m. Public parking is available at Paseo Colorado and is free for the first… Read More

Clean Energy Financing Available

Posted on July 8, 2014 in

Don’t let cash-flow worries keep you from going solar or making your home more efficient! A long list of agencies is ready to help you cut power use, boost property values and slash your monthly bills–permanently. Start your home’s energy transformation by checking out the new Clean Energy Finance Guide, published by PWP in partnership… Read More

Rate Increase Will Fund Power Improvements

Posted on July 8, 2014 in

On June 2, the Pasadena City Council approved a three-step power rate increase. This includes a 2.7 percent increase effective July 1, 2014; 2.4 percent in 2015 and another 2.2 percent in 2016 for all PWP customers. “Pass-through” charges for energy and public benefits programs will also be adjusted. As always, PWP’s goal is to… Read More

Great Water At Only Pennies A Drink

Posted on July 8, 2014 in

Who needs bottled water? Turn on your Pasadena tap and you can expect great-tasting refreshment that continually meets all state and federal standards for drinking water quality – for pennies! Find details on PWP’s stringent water testing in the 2013 Water Quality Consumer Confidence Report, now available at www.PWPweb.com/CCR2013. PWP’s Water Quality Lab oversees more… Read More

Earn Double For Pulling Out Turf

Posted on July 8, 2014 in

Ready to ditch your lawn? PWP recently joined Metropolitan Water District’s SoCalWaterSmart Turf Removal Program, and you can now earn double the rebates! Now’s your chance to swap thirsty turf for water-wise landscaping and earn $2 per square foot, effective July 2014! All water customers are eligible. Lawns typically drink up 50 percent more water… Read More

Help Build A Future Of Clean Power

Posted on July 8, 2014 in

The public is invited to join Pasadena’s Water & Power Department (PWP) for one of two meetings, either August 27 or August 30, for video presentations on the “Energy Roadmap” at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 Theaters, 673 E. Colorado Blvd. The same videos will be shown at both sessions: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug.… Read More

Glenarm Power Plant Project Update

Posted on July 8, 2014 in

Glenarm Power Plant (GT5)

Pasadena is getting ready to fire up the historic Glenarm Power Plant with efficient new technology, and Pasadena residents will have the first crack at joining the construction team. Through its “Pasadena First: Buy Local” initiative, the City launched an outreach campaign last fall to encourage Pasadena residents to join the Los Angeles and Orange… Read More

New Restaurant Inspection Placards Announced

Posted on July 8, 2014 in

Health Food Inspection 2014-PASS

New inspection placards for public display in Pasadena’s restaurants and other permanent food facilities are being issued by the City’s Public Health Department clearing showing a facility’s status of Pass, Conditional Pass or Closed at the time of the inspection. The new placards with Pass or Conditional Pass status will have numeric scores displayed as… Read More

Smart Phone App On Historic Sites

Posted on July 8, 2014 in

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Can’t get enough of Pasadena’s rich history? Download the smart phone app called “Historic Pasadena Walking & Driving Tours” to help find historic properties in the City. The free app lets you search for historic resources near your current location and download pre-defined mobile tours of historic properties. The app is available for both iPhone… Read More

Calling All Local Authors

Posted on July 8, 2014 in

All local authors specializing in art, photography, woodworking, crafts, knitting, sewing, decorating, baking, cooking, fiction and non-fiction are invited to participate in the Library’s Art/Author Fair during the upcoming Fall ArtNight Pasadena, Oct. 10. Call Christine Reeder, (626) 744-7076 or by email to creeder@cityofpasadena.net for author details.

Celebrate Women’s Equality Day At Pasadena Library

Posted on July 8, 2014 in

Celebrate Women’s Equality Day this year by attending a special event at the Pasadena Public Library: Women’s Equality Day Celebration – The Day Women Received the Right to Vote Enjoy a special screening of Feminist Stories from Women’s Liberation followed by Q & A led by presenter Jennifer Lee, 7 p.m., Tuesday, August 26 in… Read More

It’s Back To School Time: Aug. 18, 2014

Posted on July 8, 2014 in

It’s Back to School time for students in the Pasadena Unified School District! Classes begin August 18. For everything you need to know and to do for your children (and parents too) to help start the new school year right, visit www.backtoschool.pasadenausd.org. Motorists are asked to use extra caution at this time of year, especially… Read More

Red Flag Towing Notices Mailed

Posted on July 8, 2014 in

Red Flag Warning Notice - English and Spanish

More than 5,000 bilingual postcards were mailed recently to Pasadena residents who already live within the pre-designated areas posted and signed for Red Flag Alerts warning them that cars illegally parked on streets are subject to ticketing and towing at owners’ expense during official Red Flag Alerts declared by the Pasadena Fire Chief. Since 2009,… Read More

FY 2015 Operating Budget Approved

Posted on July 8, 2014 in

The Pasadena City Council unanimously approved a balanced Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Budget June 16, 2014, capping a series of public meetings and hearings held since mid-May on the City’s finances. Information about the FY 15 Recommended Budget is posted on the City’s website at www.cityofpasadena.net/Finance/2015-Recommended-Budget. The FY 15 Annual Budget of approximately $675.2 million… Read More

Real Change Movement

Posted on July 8, 2014 in

Real Change Movement donation station

The public can help make “Real Change” in the fight against homelessness by supporting a new initiative, the Real Change Movement, the first of its kind in Los Angeles County. Starting in August, specially marked donation stations will begin appearing around Pasadena in conjunction with a public outreach campaign that tells residents, merchants and visitors… Read More

PARKS AFTER DARK RETURNS TO PASADENA JULY 9-AUG 16, 2014!

Posted on July 5, 2014 in

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“PARKS AFTER DARK” RETURNS SUMMER 2014 PASADENA, Calif.–The City’s popular Parks After Dark Program returns Wednesday, July 9, 2014, through Saturday, August 16, 2014. People of all ages can enjoy free activities that include sports leagues, fitness classes, arts and crafts, cooking classes, teen activities, recreational swimming, as well as movies and concerts in the… Read More

E-WASTE, PAPER SHREDDING EVENT JULY 12, 2014

Posted on July 5, 2014 in

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 3, 2014, #059-14 POPULAR E-WASTE RECYCLING & DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT JULY 12, 2014 PASADENA, Calif.—Residents and businesses can safely dispose of electronic waste and have personal documents shredded at the City’s popular electronic “E-Waste” event 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Parking Lot I outside the Rose… Read More

ZERO TOLERANCE ENFORCEMENT FOR FIREWORKS IN PASADENA

Posted on July 3, 2014 in

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PHOS-CHEK SPRAYING BEGINS JULY 1, 2014; ZERO TOLERANCE ENFORCEMENT FOR FIREWORKS PASADENA, Calif.—The Pasadena Fire Department will begin applying Phos-Chek, a wild land fire retardant, at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 1 in the brush areas surrounding the Rose Bowl in advance of the Fourth of July holiday. This clear retardant helps keep trees and grassland from burning. … Read More

FOURTH OF JULY 2014 CLOSURES, REMINDERS ANNOUNCED

Posted on July 2, 2014 in

Pasadena City Hall with American Flag

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 23, 2013 #056-14 FOURTH OF JULY 2014 CLOSURES, REMINDERS FOR PASADENA PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City services will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014, Independence Day, in observance of our Great Nation’s Birthday. The City Council will not meet in regular session… Read More

RED FLAG WARNING NOTICES FOR TOWING VIOLATIONS MAILED TO RESIDENTS

Posted on July 1, 2014 in

Red Flag Warning Notice - English and Spanish

CITY MAILS WARNING NOTICES TO RESIDENTS ABOUT ILLEGAL PARKING; TICKETING & TOWING PASADENA, Calif.–The City recently mailed more than 5,000 notices to residents who already live within the pre-designated areas posted and signed for Red Flag Alerts that illegally parking cars on streets are subject to ticketing and towing at owners’ expense during official Red… Read More