2014 Annual Report

Posted on January 30, 2015 in

City of Pasadena 2014 Annual Report graphic

Introduction The City of Pasadena experienced many positive accomplishments during the past year and the Annual Report is our opportunity to highlight those achievements. However, it became apparent that 2014 also would be remembered for the discovery that Pasadena was the victim of a long-term embezzlement scheme allegedly perpetuated by a former City employee. It is very unfortunate… Read More

Public Input Needed on Pasadena Trees; Online Survey Available Through Feb. 17, 2015

Posted on January 30, 2015 in

Bungalow Heaven Oak Tree Lined Street

PASADENA, Calif.—City residents, businesses and visitors are encouraged to complete a short online survey to help the Department of Public Works gauge public opinion on the importance of Pasadena’s urban forest. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 30, 2015 #006-15 PUBLIC INVITED TO SHARE INPUT ON PASADENA TREES THROUGH FEB. 17, 2015 PASADENA, Calif.—City residents, businesses and… Read More

E-Waste Recycling & Document Shredding Event Feb. 7, 2015

Posted on January 27, 2015 in

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PASADENA, Calif.—Residents and businesses can safely dispose of electronic waste and have personal and business documents shredded at the City’s popular e-waste event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 27, 2015 #005-15 POPULAR E-WASTE RECYCLING AND DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT FEB. 7, 2015 PASADENA, Calif.—Residents and businesses can… Read More

Suspect Arrested Without Shots Fired Following Seven-Hour Stand-Off With Police

Posted on January 26, 2015 in

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PASADENA, CA –Following a seven-hour stand-off with Pasadena Police Department officers, a felony assault suspect was arrested after surrendering himself to SWAT Officers and members of the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT). SUSPECT ARRESTED FOLLOWING SEVEN-HOUR STAND-OFF WITH POLICE; NO SHOTS FIRED   PASADENA, CA –Following a seven-hour stand-off with Pasadena Police Department officers, a felony assault… Read More

Pasadena 2015 Black History Month Parade & Special Events Announced

Posted on January 22, 2015 in

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PASADENA, Calif.—Celebrate Black History Month 2015 in Pasadena by attending the parade and other special events, lectures and activities beginning Friday, Jan. 30, through Sunday, March 15, 2015. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 22, 2015 #004-15 PASADENA 2015 BLACK HISTORY MONTH PARADE, SPECIAL EVENTS ANNOUNCED PASADENA, Calif.—Celebrate Black History Month 2015 in Pasadena by attending the… Read More

Help Pasadena Police Locate Critical Missing Person Last Seen Jan. 14, 2015; Photos Available

Posted on January 16, 2015 in

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PASADENA, CA – The Pasadena Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a critical missing person, Gina Richardson. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 16, 2015 CRITICAL MISSING PERSON   PASADENA, CA – The Pasadena Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a critical missing person, Gina Richardson. Richardson has autism (high functioning),… Read More

Mayor Bogaard’s Final State of the City Address Airs Jan. 16-23, 2015 on KPAS, Available Online

Posted on January 16, 2015 in

Mayor Bogaard Final Speech 2015

Mayor Bogaard’s Final State of the City Address Airs Jan. 16-23, 2015 on KPAS, Available Online Pasadena Mayor Bogaard delivered his final State of the City address to a packed house Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at the historic Pasadena Playhouse, www.pasadenaplayhouse.org. KPAS, the City’s cable TV station, will broadcast the event Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at… Read More

Noticias En Breve, Enero 2015

Posted on January 15, 2015 in

El Informe Del Alcalde Sobre El Estado De La Ciudad Es El 15 De Enero El público está invitado a participar con el Alcalde de la Ciudad de Pasadena Bill Bogaard, los integrantes del consejo y otros lideres cívicos, de la comunidad y  empresarial para el evento del informe del alcalde sobre el estado de… Read More

Pasadena’s Cheeseburger Week Is Jan. 11-16, Yum!!!

Posted on January 15, 2015 in

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Cheeseburger Week® returns to Pasadena January 11-16. Join the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and our restaurant members as we celebrate the birth of the cheeseburger in its hometown of beautiful Pasadena! Burger joints and restaurants in Pasadena will offer up the very best of the All-American culinary classic in honor of local chef Lionel Sternberger… Read More

The Pasadena International Film Festival

Posted on January 15, 2015 in

Pasadena International Film Festival logo

Join in the festivities Feb. 11-15 to celebrate the glitz and glamour of Hollywood combined against the theatric backdrop of Pasadena’s sophisticated charm. Festivities include a free Opening Night Black Tie Optional “Great Gatsby” Gala at the Westin Pasadena, 191 N Los Robles Ave. to honor Academy Award Nominee Eric Roberts and “Much Ado About… Read More

Our Urban Forest

Posted on January 15, 2015 in

Did you know that the City is responsible for maintaining City trees planted in parkways, the area between the curb and sidewalk and in public rights-of-way. Tree plantings in parkways are determined by the City’s Master Street Tree Plan which establishes the designated tree species for every street in Pasadena. Residents are allowed to plant… Read More

Consumer Alert: Help Stop The Scammers!

Posted on January 15, 2015 in

Fraud Alert

If you receive a phone call or home visit from someone “representing PWP,” be skeptical! Con artists are still circling Pasadena looking to steal bill payments or identity information from PWP customers. During the most common scams, con artists will offer “utility assistance programs” in exchange for your social security and bank account numbers, threaten… Read More

Power Plant Update: Heavy Equipment Arrives Soon

Posted on January 15, 2015 in

Watch for heavy equipment deliveries coming soon to the historic Glenarm Power Plant. Construction crews have completed their demolition work, compacted the soil and laid new concrete foundations to support an efficient, new 71-megawatt natural gas-fired combined cycle plant, dubbed GT5. Components will be delivered directly to the plant via existing truck routes, with no… Read More

Pasadena Water Is Clearly Better

Posted on January 15, 2015 in

East Pipeline

PWP just opened the valves on a new four-mile-long underground pipeline that immediately improved your tap water. Have you noticed? The Eastside Well Collector Pipeline was completed this fall, linking five groundwater wells to the 50-million-gallon Jones Reservoir under Hamilton Park. The new pipeline allows PWP to collect and blend the well water for a… Read More

Are You Smarter Than A Second Grader?

Posted on January 15, 2015 in

Don’t be surprised if your 7-year-old niece reminds you to shut off the tap while you brush your teeth. For the third year, PWP has partnered with the Department of Public Works and Pasadena Unified School District to present its special Green Living Curriculum to second- and third-graders throughout the district. Veteran Pasadena teacher Dr.… Read More

Affordable? Reliable? Eco-Friendly?

Posted on January 15, 2015 in

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The energy sources we choose today could affect our quality of life for years to come and blending the best mix is complicated! Green power sources such as wind and solar are clean, but less reliable. Natural gas and coal power are available when needed and less expensive, but not easy on the environment or… Read More

Trash-Recycling Collection For 2015

Posted on January 15, 2015 in

Don’t forget that when it comes to the following holidays, your trash and recycling collection will be one day after your normal pickup date. Bulky pickup also will not be scheduled for these holiday times. For all other holidays, your trash and recycling will be collected on the regular day and date, except for: January… Read More

One City, One Story Picks: “The Book Of Unknown Americans”

Posted on January 15, 2015 in

Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

Pasadena’s 13th One City, One Story community reading celebration book selection is the novel “The Book of Unknown Americans” by Cristina Henríquez. One City, One Story activities and events will be held in March 2015. A community dialogue with the author is scheduled for Thursday, March 12. Details of book discussion groups, film series, and… Read More

Royalty, Tea And Thee

Posted on January 15, 2015 in

Future Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses, come dressed in your finest finery for a very special visit from the 2015 Tournament of Roses Royal Court, who will share their favorite princess stories and recent Tournament experiences at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 10, at Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd. Bring a camera and… Read More

City Manager Appoints New Fire Chief

Posted on January 15, 2015 in

Bertral Washington

Bertral T. Washington has been appointed by City Manager Michael J. Beck as the new Chief of the Pasadena Fire Department. Chief Washington assumed his new command duties Dec. 15, 2014.\ Chief Washington comes from the Clark County Fire Department, Nevada, where he had been Fire Chief since 2010. Clark County serves a diverse metropolitan… Read More

Map My Neighborhood

Posted on January 15, 2015 in

Do you want to find out where your neighborhood homeowner association boundaries are? Where and how to access key city services from the convenience of your home computer or smartphone? Neighborhood Connections has introduced an interactive tool for residents, businesses, and visitors to explore Pasadena called “Map My Neighborhood” online now at www.cityofpasadena.net/NeighborhoodConnections. This online… Read More

PUSD’s “First Choice Festival” Jan. 13

Posted on January 15, 2015 in

PUSD First Choice Festival 2015 in English and Spanish

Did you know that you can apply to any PUSD school that your family is interested in attending? Are you going to attend a PUSD school for the first time? Or do you want to learn more about your neighborhood school? Join us for the second annual PUSD First Choice Festival 4:30 p.m. to 7… Read More

“Where In Pasadena” 2014 Year In Review

Posted on January 15, 2015 in

In 2014 we watched our Facebook fans compete for coveted prizes during our weekly guessing game, “Where in Pasadena.” Every Wednesday we posted a photo clue of a Pasadena business and the first person to correctly guess the location won a prize. The game will continue into 2015 to spread awareness about Pasadena businesses and… Read More

Black History Month In February

Posted on January 15, 2015 in

Black History Month

The public is invited to help celebrate Black History Month 2015 in Pasadena by participating in any or all of the numerous special events, parade and other great activities planned throughout February. Pasadena is proud to host one of the largest Black History Month parades in the U.S.A., set for 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.,… Read More

State Of The City 2015

Posted on January 15, 2015 in

The State of the City 2015 postcard

  The public is invited to join Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, City Council members and other civic, community and business leaders for the Mayor’s State of the City event at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.   PASADENA STATE OF THE CITY 2015 WITH MAYOR BILL BOGAARD “REDISCOVER PASADENA” PASADENA… Read More

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2015 Closures & Reminders for Pasadena

Posted on January 13, 2015 in

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PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City services will be closed Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 13, 2015 #002-15 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY 2015 CLOSURES, REMINDERS FOR PASADENA PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City… Read More

JANUARY, FEBRUARY 2015 EVENTS AT PASADENA CONVENTION CENTER

Posted on January 7, 2015 in

Pasadena Civic Auditorium Exhibition Hall

PASADENA, Calif. – The Pasadena Convention Center and Pasadena Civic Auditorium are home to a wide variety of events throughout the year. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 24, 2014 JANUARY 2015 EVENTS FOR THE PASADENA CONVENTION CENTER & CIVIC AUDITORIUM PASADENA, Calif. – The Pasadena Convention Center and Pasadena Civic Auditorium are home to a wide variety… Read More

Public Invited to Silver Gloves Boxing Tournament Jan. 9-11, 2015

Posted on January 2, 2015 in

PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to watch more than 200 Olympic-style boxers compete in the Region XIII Silver Gloves Boxing Tournament Jan. 9-11, 2015, at the Victory Park Community Center gymnasium, 2575 Paloma St. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 24, 2014 #115-14 PUBLIC INVITED TO REGIONAL SILVER GLOVES BOXING TOURNAMENT JAN. 9-11, 2015 PASADENA, Calif.—The public… Read More