2015 Annual Report

Posted on January 29, 2016 in

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Message from the City Manager As 2016 began, the fun and excitement of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl Game reminded me once again of how uniquely special the City of Pasadena is to the world—we are America’s New Year’s Day Celebration. Our community, our public service and our hospitality are world-renowned,… Read More

PASADENA RESIDENTS ADVISED TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST MOSQUITO BITES

Posted on January 28, 2016 in

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2016 #007-16 PASADENA RESIDENTS ADVISED TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST MOSQUITO BITES PASADENA, Calif.—The Pasadena Public Health Department advises residents to protect themselves against mosquitoes at home and abroad in light of the ongoing spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in 21 countries, including throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and Puerto… Read More

PASADENA 2016 BLACK HISTORY MONTH PARADE & SPECIAL EVENTS ANNOUNCED

Posted on January 28, 2016 in

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2016 #006-16 PASADENA 2016 BLACK HISTORY MONTH PARADE, SPECIAL EVENTS ANNOUNCED PASADENA, Calif.—Celebrate Black History Month 2016 by attending the parade and other special events, lectures and activities in Pasadena beginning Saturday, Feb. 6, through Sunday, March 20, 2016. Pasadena’s Black History Month Parade is one of the largest and… Read More

PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT FOR CITY MANAGER REPLACEMENT

Posted on January 25, 2016 in

PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT FOR CITY MANAGER REPLACEMENT Public May Comment in Person at Jan. 25, 2016 Council Meeting or Online at: http://www.cityofpasadena.net/CityManagerRecruitment PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to provide input at the City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 about what qualities they would like to see in a new City Manager.  The… Read More

CITY RECEIVES $5 MILLION FROM INSURANCE CARRIER FOR EMBEZZLEMENT

Posted on January 15, 2016 in

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14, 2016 #004-16 CITY RECEIVES $5 MILLION FROM INSURANCE CARRIER FOR EMBEZZLEMENT   PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena officials today announced the City has received a $5 million payment from its insurance carrier to settle a claim filed by the City regarding the theft of public money from the Utility Underground Program fund. “While… Read More

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY 2016 CLOSURES, REMINDERS FOR PASADENA

Posted on January 5, 2016 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. 18, 2016, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Specific closures, reminders and exceptions are listed below. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 5, 2016 #001-16 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY 2016 CLOSURES, REMINDERS FOR PASADENA PASADENA,… Read More

EL NINO UPDATE JAN. 5, 2016

Posted on January 4, 2016 in

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El Niño Update             El Niño is here! Are you prepared? Weather forecasters and scientists are predicting that the El Niño weather conditions will bring heavy rains and severe storms to Southern California with flooding, mud slides, wind damage, power outages and property damage. By now, all residents and businesses should have taken steps to… Read More

Noticias En Breve, Enero 2016

Posted on January 2, 2016 in

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El informe sobre el estado de la ciudad Es el 20 de enero El público está invitado a asistir al primer informe del estado de la ciudad del alcalde de Pasadena Terry Tornek que comienza a las 7 p.m.,el  miércoles 20 de enero de 2016 en el gimnasio de la escuela McKinley, 325 S. Oak… Read More

Trash-Recycling Collection For 2016

Posted on January 2, 2016 in

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

Pasadena International Film Festival Coming Soon

Posted on January 2, 2016 in

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Join in the fun film festivities March 2-10, 2016 as we celebrate the glitz and the glamour of “Old Hollywood”  cast against the backdrop of Pasadena’s sophisticated charm. Screenings take place at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 Movie Theatre, 673 E. Colorado Blvd., complimentary panels/presentations will be held next to the theater at Vroman’s Bookstore, as… Read More

Get A Call Back During Outages & Use The Outage Map

Posted on January 2, 2016 in

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With the rain of El Nino heading our way, are you as prepared as you can be?  Take a moment to refresh the batteries in flashlights, be familiar with how to reset your power breaker and check out more preparedness tips by visiting the City’s El Nino webpage at cityofpasadena.net/fire/elnino. And if you haven’t already… Read More

February Is Not Just For Chocolates

Posted on January 2, 2016 in

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PWP is offering Pasadena customers a four-part class series to get expert advice on creating your own organic edible garden. Classes will cover a wide range of topics including the benefits of organic gardening and growing edibles; how to build great soil using organic materials; making beautiful container gardens; irrigation in small spaces; growing heirlooms… Read More

In Search Of A New Water Source

Posted on January 2, 2016 in

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Pasadena needs to find more local water supplies as our imported water source is becoming increasingly limited. As part of the Pasadena Non-Potable Water Project, PWP has hopes to construct a new pipeline that would bring much needed water (recycled water) from the Los Angeles-Glendale Water Reclamation Plant. This recycled water would provide more than… Read More

Save Energy And Money With LEDs

Posted on January 2, 2016 in

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Did you know that residential electric customers of the Pasadena Water and Power Department (PWP) can purchase LED light bulbs online at nearly half the cost and get free shipping too? Simply go to PWP’s website, click on “LED WebShop” and select from a variety of LED light bulb options. When you’re ready to purchase… Read More

Procurement Forum March 1 At Pasadena Convention Center

Posted on January 2, 2016 in

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The City, the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory are hosting a “Procurement Forum” for small businesses at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., 7 a.m. to noon, March 1, 2016. The forum will help introduce small businesses to contractors, City departments and large companies that want to do business… Read More

One City, One Story: “Orphan Train” Bestseller Selected

Posted on January 2, 2016 in

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“Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline is the winner of Pasadena’s One City, One Story community reading celebration book selection for 2016. Now in its 14th year, One City, One Story, sponsored by the City’s Public Library Department, is designed to broaden and deepen an appreciation of reading by linking the community in a common… Read More

Bad Weather Shelter Update

Posted on January 2, 2016 in

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As a reminder, Pasadena’s Bad Weather Shelter is expected to be open daily only during periods of cold and/or wet weather now through March 1, 2016.  The shelter is at the Pasadena Covenant Church, 539 N. Lake Ave. The shelter is only open when there is a forecast of 40 degrees or below and/or a… Read More

El Niño Update

Posted on January 2, 2016 in

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El Niño is here! Are you prepared? Weather forecasters and scientists are predicting that the El Niño weather conditions will bring heavy rains and severe storms to Southern California with flooding, mud slides, wind damage, power outages and property damage. By now, all residents and businesses should have taken steps to prepare. If not, do… Read More

Pasadena Unified Open Enrollment

Posted on January 2, 2016 in

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Open enrollment for students entering the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) 2016-2017academic year is available until Feb. 2, 2016 at www.2016.openenrollment.info. PUSD’s Open enrollment offers families an opportunity to apply to themed, magnet or specialized schools and programs outside of their regular residence boundaries. Families can access PUSD’s dual language immersion programs in Spanish and… Read More

Black History Celebrations

Posted on January 2, 2016 in

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The public is invited to celebrate Black History 2016 in Pasadena! The City of Pasadena and the volunteer Black History Parade & Festival Planning Committee will present a full schedule of events in celebration of the achievements by black Americans and in recognition of African-Americans in U.S. history. The celebration includes one of the largest… Read More

Law Enforcement Success At New Year’s Events

Posted on January 2, 2016 in

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Police Chief Phillip L. Sanchez announced that security plans for the 2016 Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game were successfully completed and no major incidents occurred. Less than 20 arrests, primarily for minor infractions, were made from Dec. 31, 2015 to Jan. 3, 2016 during either the parade, bowl game and post-parade float viewing events.… Read More

State Of City Is January 20

Posted on January 2, 2016 in

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The public is invited to attend Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek’s first State of the City address beginning at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 at Pasadena’s McKinley School Gymnasium, 325 S. Oak Knoll Ave. Mayor Tornek announced he will deliver a budget message using illustrations that look at the City’s finances, including an examination of… Read More

No Outdoor Watering Feb 25 – Mar 10

Posted on January 2, 2016 in

No Outdoor Watering February 25 to March 10

Effective February 25 through March 10, 2016, the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) will be shutting down its Weymouth Treatment Plant for planned upgrades. The shutdown will affect Pasadena from receiving its imported water delivery, which provides 60 percent of the City’s overall water supply. In January, the City Council is expected to approve a temporary… Read More