MAYOR’S HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING 5-7 P.M. DEC. 5, 2014 AT CITY HALL

Posted on November 24, 2014 in

City Hall Christmas Tree

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 24, 2014 #105-14 MAYOR’S HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING 5-7 P.M., FRIDAY, DEC. 5, 2014 AT CITY HALL PASADENA, Calif.—Get into the Holiday Season by joining Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard to light the City’s Official Holiday Tree during a free, annual festive family celebration with local singers, art projects for kids and a… Read More

ONE CITY, ONE STORY BOOK SELECTION FOR 2015 ANNOUNCED

Posted on November 24, 2014 in

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 20, 2014, PPL#11-48-14 “The Book of Unknown Americans” IS THE 2015 ONE CITY, ONE STORY SELECTION PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena’s 13th One City, One Story community reading celebration book selection is the novel “The Book of Unknown Americans” by author Cristina Henríquez. It is the story of a boy and a girl who… Read More

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY 2014 CLOSURES & REMINDERS

Posted on November 24, 2014 in

Thanksgiving Image

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 17, 2014, #102-14 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY 2014 CLOSURES & REMINDERS FOR CITY OF PASADENA PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and most City services will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28, 2014 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day Holiday.  Specific closures and exceptions are… Read More

NEW PASADENA FIRE CHIEF ANNOUNCED

Posted on November 20, 2014 in

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 20, 2014 #096-14 CITY MANAGER APPOINTS NEW CHIEF FOR PASADENA FIRE DEPARTMENT PASADENA, Calif.—City Manager Michael J. Beck today announced the appointment of Bertral “Bert” Washington as the new Chief for the Pasadena Fire Department.  Chief Washington is expected to assume his new duties effective Dec. 15, 2014. Chief Washington comes… Read More

PUBLIC HEALTH DEPT. RECEIVES $1.5 MILLION GRANT FOR TOBACCO CONTROL EFFORTS

Posted on November 19, 2014 in

Pasadena Rose Logo

PASADENA, Calif.—The City’s Public Health Department was awarded a $1.5 million grant by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7, 2014 #099-14 PUBLIC HEALTH DEPT. RECEIVES $1.5 MILLION GRANT FOR TOBACCO CONTROL EFFORTS PASADENA, Calif.—The City’s Public Health Department was awarded a $1.5 million grant by the Centers for… Read More

COSPAR SELECTS PASADENA TO HOST 2018 SCIENTIFIC ASSEMBLY

Posted on November 18, 2014 in

PASADENA, Calif.–Acclaimed for its influential contributions to space science, technology and innovation, Pasadena, Calif., will be the site of one of the most prominent scientific meetings in the world when it hosts the 42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly in July 2018. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 18, 2014 COSPAR SELECTS PASADENA TO HOST 2018 SCIENTIFIC ASSEMBLY International… Read More

UCLA-USC GAME INFO

Posted on November 18, 2014 in

UCLA-USC-2014

ROSE BOWL STADIUM PREPARES FOR UCLA-USC GAME Fans encouraged to access rosebowlstadium.com for updated information leading up to game day PASADENA, Calif. (November, 2014) The Rose Bowl Stadium will host UCLA’s home game against USC on Saturday, November 22.  With kickoff now officially set for 5:00PM (PT), fans should plan their trip in advance. To avoid traffic-related delays… Read More

PASADENA AWARDED GRANT FOR 2015 SUMMER, AFTERSCHOOL MEAL PROGRAMS

Posted on November 17, 2014 in

Pasadena Rose Logo

PASADENA, Calif.—The City’s Human Services and Recreation Department received a $50,000 grant from the National League of Cities (NLC) to streamline afterschool and summer meal programs for Pasadena-area children. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 17, 2014 #101-14 PASADENA AWARDED GRANT FOR 2015 SUMMER, AFTERSCHOOL MEAL PROGRAMS PASADENA, Calif.—The City’s Human Services and Recreation Department received a… Read More

2015 ONE CITY, ONE STORY BOOK SELECTION TO BE REVEALED NOV. 20, 2014

Posted on November 17, 2014 in

Public Library 130 years logo

PASADENA, Calif. — Pasadena Public Library’s 13th One City, One Story selection will be announced on Thursday, November 20 at 6:00 p.m. in Pasadena’s Central Library’s Fountain Courtyard , 285 E. Walnut St. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 14, 2014, PPL#11-47-14 2015 ONE CITY, ONE STORY SELECTION TO BE REVEALED PASADENA, Calif. — Pasadena Public Library’s… Read More

CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD OPENS NOV. 17, 2014 FOR 2015 LOCAL ELECTIONS

Posted on November 13, 2014 in

Pasadena Rose Logo

PASADENA, Calif.—The City Clerk’s Office issued the Notice of Election for the March 10, 2015, Primary Nominating Election for the City Council and the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD). FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 12, 2014 #100-14 CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD FOR 2015 LOCAL ELECTIONS OPENS NOV. 17, 2014 PASADENA, Calif.—The City Clerk’s Office issued the Notice… Read More

STREET CLOSURES FOR PASADENA DOO DAH PARADE SATURDAY, NOV. 15, 2014

Posted on November 12, 2014 in

STREET CLOSURES FOR PASADENA DOO DAH PARADE SATURDAY, NOV. 15, 2014 The 37th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in East Pasadena on Colorado Boulevard between Altadena & San Gabriel boulevards.  The parade is free to the public. The following streets will be closed for the parade at… Read More

COVERED CALIFORNIA MEDICAL INSURANCE OPEN ENROLLMENT BEGINS NOV. 15, 2014

Posted on November 6, 2014 in

Covered California

PASADENA, Calif.—Covered California, the State’s online marketplace to purchase affordable health insurance, will begin open enrollment Nov. 15. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 6, 2014 #097-14 COVERED CALIFORNIA OPEN ENROLLMENT BEGINS NOV. 15, 2014 PASADENA, Calif.—Covered California, the State’s online marketplace to purchase affordable health insurance, will begin open enrollment Nov. 15.  To help celebrate the… Read More

VETERANS DAY 2014 CLOSURES; PUBLIC INVITED TO SPECIAL CEREMONY NOV. 11, 2014

Posted on November 4, 2014 in

Pasadena City Hall with American Flag

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City services will be closed on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 in observance of Veterans Day. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 4, 2014 #095-14 VETERANS DAY 2014 CLOSURES; PUBLIC INVITED TO SPECIAL EVENT NOV. 11 PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and… Read More

E-WASTE, DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT NOV. 8, 2014

Posted on November 4, 2014 in

Public Works E-Waste Logo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 29, 2014 #094-14 POPULAR E-WASTE RECYCLING & DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT NOV. 8, 2014 PASADENA, Calif.—Residents and businesses can safely dispose of electronic waste and have personal documents shredded at the City’s popular “e-waste” event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Parking Lot I outside the Rose… Read More

FREE BIKE LIGHT GIVEAWAY NOV. 4 AS PART OF CITY BIKE SAFETY GRANT

Posted on November 3, 2014 in

mounted bike light

PASADENA, Calif.—The City’s Department of Transportation has received a $172,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long bicycle safety outreach program to Pasadena-area children and their families. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 29, 2014 #093-14 FREE BIKE LIGHT GIVEAWAY NOV. 4 AS PART OF CITY GRANT FOR BICYCLE SAFETY OUTREACH PASADENA,… Read More

Noticias En Breve, Noviembre 2014

Posted on November 1, 2014 in

Consejos de Seguridad para la Ruta del Desfile La Policía y los bomberos de Pasadena ofrecen estos recordatorios para todos los que asistirán al desfile. La Policía y los bomberos de Pasadena ofrecen estos recordatorios para todos los que asistirán al desfile. Solo es permitido acampar durante la noche del 31 de diciembre Los lugares en… Read More

Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Posted on November 1, 2014 in

Mayor's Christmas Tree Lightning Ceremony 2014 flyer

Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lightning Ceremony Friday, December 5, 2014 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm City Hall Rotunda 100 N. Garfield Ave. Join Mayor Bogaard to kick off the holiday season at Pasadena’s free, festive family celebration Tree lightning at 6:00 pm Refreshments & Musical Performances Special appearance by Santa Claus Photos at Santa’s Village Spare… Read More

And The 2015 One City, One Story Selection Is …???

Posted on November 1, 2014 in

Don’t forget that books make a great holiday gift and what better book than the latest selection for the 2015 One City, One Story! The winning title is announced in late November, giving reading fans plenty of time to prepare for the month-long series of One City, One Story events in March 2015, including a… Read More

Happy Holidays For Less Cash

Posted on November 1, 2014 in

LED Christmas Lights

  Twinkling lights are a big part of the holidays, but they can really add to your power bill!  Here’s some tips to save money and still have a bright holiday display. Use decorations with light emitting diodes (LED). They are virtually unbreakable and great for both outdoors and indoors, but they use up to… Read More

Progress Flows In The Arroyo

Posted on November 1, 2014 in

Deep inside the Arroyo Seco, volunteers are quietly nurturing a crop of young oaks, sycamores, cottonwoods and willows at the City’s brand-new native plant nursery north of Oak Grove Park. The nursery opening is the latest step in a multi-million dollar project, backed by PWP and the Arroyo Seco Foundation to maximize Pasadena’s water supply,… Read More

Get The Dirt On Pasadena’s New Power Plant

Posted on November 1, 2014 in

Glenarm Power Plant (GT5)

Construction crews are hard at work at the Glenarm Power Plant this month, removing obsolete equipment and tunnels below and above ground and compacting the soil to form a solid foundation for the new plant. The goal is to replace an aging power generating unit with an efficient new 71-megawatt natural gas-fired combined cycle plant,… Read More

Cool Winter Savings, Right Outside Your Door

Posted on November 1, 2014 in

Winter Watering Schedule - Pick one day icon

Cooler weather makes for happy plants – and lower water bills! Save money in your own backyard with these tips from PWP: Now that Daylight Saving Time has ended, adjust your sprinkler timers to water before 9 a.m. or after 6 p.m. From Nov. 1 to March 31, Pasadena reverts to a one-day-per-week watering schedule.… Read More

Give Five Minutes For A Future Of Clean Energy

Posted on November 1, 2014 in

Share Your Thoughts About Pasadena's Energy Future image

Hundreds of Pasadena power customers have already shared what’s most important to them as PWP updates the City’s 20-year Power Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), have you? The plan is a 20-year blueprint for providing reliable, environmentally friendly power at competitive rates. Have your say before it’s too late! Visitwww.PWPweb.com/IRP to take a quick, five-minute survey.… Read More

Budget Details Explained

Posted on November 1, 2014 in

Financial Year 2015 Adopted Budget-Revenues by Category charts

In the last issue of Pasadena in Focus, we presented pie charts that showed the large areas of both revenues and appropriations for the Fiscal Year 2015 Adopted Budget. The Revenues Chart, shown again, depicted broad categories of revenues, including the single largest source of money noted as “Operating Income.”This month, we provide more specific details… Read More

2014 Holiday Events At The Public Library

Posted on November 1, 2014 in

Allendale Holiday Literary Festival and Tree Lighting Saturday, Dec. 6, 4-6 p.m., Allendale Branch Library, 1130 S. Marengo Ave. Lamanda Park Holiday Tree Decorating Party Thursday, Dec. 11, 3:30 p.m., Lamanda Park Branch Library, 140 S. Altadena Drive. La Pintoresca Tree Lighting Friday, Dec. 12, 5 p.m., La Pintoresca Branch Library and Park, 1355 N.… Read More

Union Station’s Dinner-In-The-Park Tradition Continues

Posted on November 1, 2014 in

Union Station Homeless Services

For 42 years, Union Station Homeless Services has hosted Holiday Dinners-in-the-Park on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day in Pasadena’s Central Park. These joyful community events provide thousands of holiday meals and hope for all who attend—including homeless men, women, children, seniors, very low-income families and those with no place to go during the holidays. Pasadena city… Read More

State Of The City January 15, 2015

Posted on November 1, 2014 in

Mark your calendars and be sure to join Mayor Bill Bogaard for his final State of the City address on Thursday, Jan. 15, at the historic Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave. This year’s theme is “Rediscover Pasadena.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m.  More event details will… Read More

Free Christmas Tree Recycling!

Posted on November 1, 2014 in

Make tree recycling a part of your post-holiday tradition. The Pasadena Department of Public Works offers an easy way for you to go green with your Christmas Tree. Thanks to your help, the City last year collected more than 10,000 trees for recycling, saving valuable landfill space and generating protective mulch. Drop off your tree… Read More

Visitor Hotline Opens Dec. 29

Posted on November 1, 2014 in

The City welcomes visitors for the 126th Tournament of Roses Parade and the College Playoff Semifinal/Rose Bowl Game on January 1, 2015 by offering a special Visitor Hotline. The 31st Annual Visitor Hotline is staffed by trained community volunteers and is accessible by calling toll free to (877) 793-9911 during operating hours. In addition, visitors… Read More

Safety Tips For Parade Route

Posted on November 1, 2014 in

Pasadena Police & Fire Officials offer these reminders for all parade attendees: Overnight camping permitted only on night of Dec. 31. Sidewalk spots may be maintained beginning at Noon, Dec. 31. The “Blue Line” is the honor line.  All persons & property must remain on curb until 11 p.m., Dec. 31. At that time, spectators… Read More

Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Game Info

Posted on November 1, 2014 in

Preparations are well underway and the excitement is building fast for Pasadena’s 126th Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl Game to be held on January 1, 2015. Pasadena becomes the focal point for the nation, and much of the world during this special time of year. A whirlwind of preparations and special activities lead up… Read More

Filing Period Closes Dec. 12 For City, School 2015 Elections

Posted on November 1, 2014 in

The official nomination period for candidates for the Pasadena City Council and the Pasadena Unified School District closes Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 according to the Notice of Election for the March 10, 2015 Primary Nominating Election for the City Council and the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) issued by the City Clerk’s Office. Eligible Pasadena… Read More

Remember To Shop Pasadena

Posted on November 1, 2014 in

Retail Therapy Shop Pasadena

The City, local businesses and the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce encourage all residents, employers and workers to support our local economy this holiday season by shopping locally.  Special red signs are going up now with the slogan “Grow Your Community, Shop Pasadena” to remind you that each dollar spent in Pasadena pays a dividend to… Read More