CELEBRATE PASADENA’S ONE CITY, ONE STORY COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH VIET THANH NGUYEN, AUTHOR OF THE 2017 SELECTION “THE SYMPATHIZER”

Posted on February 27, 2017 in

Logo for One City, One Story 2017 event

PASADENA, Calif. — To celebrate the 15th year of Pasadena’s One City, One Story community reading project, the public is invited to a conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of this year’s selected novel The Sympathizer, Thursday, March 2, at 7 p.m. in All Saints Church, Sanctuary, 132 N. Euclid Ave, Pasadena. Library Director Michelle… Read More

GLENARM POWER PLANT PROJECT COMPLETED, WATCH TIME LAPSE VIDEO

Posted on February 23, 2017 in

GLENARM POWER PLANT PROJECT COMPLETED, WATCH TIME LAPSE VIDEO PASADENA, Calif.—On Friday, February 24, 2017, City officials, dignitaries and invited guests will commemorate the completion of the new Glenarm Power Plant “Repowering Project” by the Pasadena Water and Power Department (PWP), an extensive power plant upgrade to replace a 51-year old steam generating unit, Broadway… Read More

CITY CANCELS BLACK HISTORY MONTH PARADE DUE TO WEATHER, PUBLIC SAFETY CONCERNS

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

This is the logo image for the 2017 Black History Month in Pasadena

PASADENA BLACK HISTORY MONTH PARADE CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER, PUBLIC SAFETY CONCERNS PASADENA, Calif.–Pasadena City Officials today announced they have canceled the 35th Annual Black History Month Parade scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 for public safety reasons due to predictions of a significant storm moving into the area, including possible lightning strikes in or… Read More

PWP New Power Generator Is Operational

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

PWP New Power Generator

PWP recently completed the Glenarm Repowering Project, an extensive power plant upgrade that includes the replacement of a 51-year old steam generating unit, Broadway 3, with a more efficient combined-cycle turbine unit known as Gas Turbine 5 (GT-5). Now fully operational, GT-5 provides Pasadena with 71 MW of clean, natural-gas fueled power that is the… Read More

Pasadena Black History Month 2017 Events Announced

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month 2017 by attending the parade and other special events, lectures and activities in Pasadena now through Sunday, March 19, 2017. Pasadena’s Black History Month Parade is one of the largest and oldest in the U.S. and will be held from 10 a.m. to about 1 p.m., Saturday, February 18. Another special… Read More

Under One Roof Program Update

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

Under One Roof

PWP knows that keeping utility bills low is a high priority for many households, and has recently provided updated information online for income qualified customers to learn about available programs and services. The Under One Roof webpage www.cityofpasadena.net/waterandpower/incomequalified provides an overview of: • Bill assistance programs for low-income qualified, seniors and disabled customers • Water… Read More

Scholarships for High School Seniors

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

Scholarships for High School Seniors

PWP’s annual scholarship program is underway! Two high school seniors who attend either a public or private school in Pasadena could be selected to receive a $5,000 and $2,500 educational scholarship. Deadline to apply is April 10, 2017. Interested applicants must submit a 300 word to 500 word essay that showcases their creative and innovative… Read More

Test Drive Electric Cars!

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

Electric Car Guest Drive

The Pasadena Water and Power Department (PWP), in collaboration with the cities of Burbank and Glendale, are excited to bring you an “Electric Car Guest Drive” event, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 8, at the Rose Bowl Stadium Parking Lot I. This event is ideal for anyone who is looking to purchase or… Read More

Info Booth Volunteers Needed

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

The City of Pasadena is seeking a few outstanding volunteers interested in serving as Information Ambassadors at City Hall. Volunteers are needed to serve a four-hour shift one day per week in the Information Booth at the City Hall Rotunda, 100 N. Garfield Ave. This is strictly a volunteer position, although parking can be provided… Read More

Conference on Healthy Aging Set April 22

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

Learn about all things when it comes to aging at the Conference on Health Aging, Saturday, April 22, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Pasadena Church of the Nazarene, 3500 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Learn to fine-tune your life, health, personal safety, relationships and more. Helen Dennis, a nationally recognized leader on issues of… Read More

ArtNight 2017 Spring Edition

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

The Spring 2017 edition of the City’s award-winning “ArtNight Pasadena” is planned for Friday, March 10, 6-10 p.m. Enjoy free entry into some of Southern California’s best museums right here in Beautiful Pasadena. There will be 17 arts and culture organizations, museums and others participating. Free shuttle bus transportation to all locations will be provided—as… Read More

New Smartphone App to Explore Pasadena

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

The Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau announced the debut of its new “Explore Pasadena” smartphone application on all iOS and Android platforms. The app provides visitor information including expert city guides, directories of restaurants, hotels, must see attractions and travel resources. It is the one-stop spot to discover the best of Pasadena. The smartphone app… Read More

Robinson Park Renovation Update

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

The public is reminded that the Robinson Park Recreation Center, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., is now closed due to construction and will remained closed through at least Spring 2018. Robinson Park staff, including the headquarters of the After-School Adventures Program, will be temporarily housed at the Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks… Read More

One City, One Story – March 2nd

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

2017 One City, One Story Selection

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the special One City, One Story “Author’s Night” discussion beginning at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 2, with “The Sympathizer” author Viet Thanh Nguyen. The event will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., across the street from City Hall. Now in its 15th year,… Read More

Vector Control Changes Announced

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

The Pasadena Public Health Department plans to join forces with the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District to improve customer service against mosquito-borne diseases. The process of merging with the District is already underway and will take about one year to complete. The goal is to better protect the public from life-threatening diseases… Read More

Community Meetings on Budget Held

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

The public is invited to attend one or all three special Community Budget Meetings in February and March hosted by Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell and Finance Department Director Matthew Hawkesworth in order to have a better understanding of City finances and to share views on budget issues. The meetings will be held at the… Read More

Your Vote is Your Voice

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

Your Vote is Your Voice

On March 7, 2017, Pasadena’s voters will go to the polls to elect representatives for City Council Districts 3, 5 and 7 and for Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education Seats for Districts 1, 3, 5 and 7. Early voting will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 4 and Sunday,… Read More

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

Mark your calendars for the annual Mayor’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast, 7:30-9 a.m., Thursday, May 4 at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St. This event brings together more than 700 community leaders of all faiths, civic and social service organizations, City leaders and others for an annual gathering of uplifting messages, music, networking and… Read More

Be Prepared in 2017

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

Don’t let 2017 slip past you without getting prepared for emergencies and disasters. During a large, regional catastrophe—either natural or human-caused—first responders and government resources will be overwhelmed. You must be prepared to survive on your own without outside help. Your life and the lives of your family, loved ones and animal companions may depend… Read More

Overnight Parking Permits

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

The City wishes to remind the public that no parking is allowed nightly on City streets between 2-6 a.m. except with a permit. Annual overnight permits may be purchased through the Parking Office. Additionally, temporary overnight parking exemptions (TOPE) are available either online, or may be purchased from 5 kiosks located throughout the City. For… Read More

Pasadena International Film Festival

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

Passes to the Pasadena International Film Festival are available now for the nine day event, March 8-16, 2017. More than 100 entrants from 15-plus countries will be screened, including features, shorts, documentaries, music videos, animation and web series. Every programming block ends with a moderated-hosted Q&A. For more information go to www.pasadenafilmfestival.org, call (310) 498-7204… Read More

Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Game Info

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

Echoes of Success

It’s that time of year again for America’s New Year celebrations!  Preparations are well underway and the excitement is building for Pasadena’s 128th Rose Parade and the 103nd Rose Bowl Game.  Both events will be held on January 2, 2017 due to the Tournament of Roses Association’s “Never on a Sunday” tradition. This year’s theme,… Read More

Mayor Tornek’s State of City Set Jan. 18

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

Mark your calendars for Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek’s State of the City address, scheduled Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 at the Pasadena Unified School District’s Washington STEAM Magnet Academy, 1505 N. Marengo Ave. The event will be held in the school’s new multi-purpose gymnasium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. following a special ribbon cutting ceremony to… Read More

Stay “In the Know” in Pasadena

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

Stay connected with Pasadena during the Holidays—and every day of the year! Use the following links for the latest info: City of Pasadena website: www.cityofpasadena.net Our Citizen Service Center www.cityofpasadena.net/Citizen-Service-Center is generally open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and can be reached at (626) 744-7311.  Go online for forms and links to… Read More

Safety Tips for 2017 Parade and Bowl Game

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

• Overnight camping is permitted on parade route only on night of January 1, 2017. • A position on the sidewalk may be maintained along the parade route beginning at Noon Jan. 1. All persons   and property, such as blankets, chairs and personal items, must remain on the curb until 11 p.m., after which   parade spectators may… Read More

Visitor Hotline Opens Dec. 29

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

Got Questions? We have the answers! The 33rd annual Visitor Hotline dedicated to all things Rose Parade and Rose Bowl opens for business at 8 a.m., Thursday Tuesday, Dec. 29.  The toll free number is (877) 793-9911. Visitor Hotline Hours of Operation Thursday, Dec. 29  10 a.m.–5 p.m.  Friday, Dec. 30   10 a.m. – 5 p.m.… Read More

Tobacco Prevention Campaign

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

Tobacco Prevention Campaign

Snakes, sheep and a poignant message from a little boy are part of an important, bilingual public awareness campaign by the Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) to help warn against the dangers of using menthol cigarettes, electronic vaping devices and tobacco-flavored products. The local educational campaign in English and Spanish is focused on reaching Latino… Read More

2017 One City, One Story Selection

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen has been picked as the Pasadena Public Library’s 2017 One City, One Story community reading book. Now in its 15th year, One City, One Story is designed to broaden and deepen an appreciation of reading and literature by recommending a compelling book that sparks a community conversation on important… Read More

Bad Weather Shelter

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

Pasadena’s Bad Weather Shelter will open Nov. 25 and will close by about March 1, 2017. It is open only during periods of rain or cold weather. The shelter operates at the Pasadena Covenant Church, 539 N. Lake Ave. General criteria for opening is when there is an official forecast of 40 percent or more… Read More

Use LED Holiday Lighting to Save Cash

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

Use LED Holiday Lighting To Save Cash

You know the holidays have arrived when Pasadena’s homes and businesses twinkle with festive lighting. Celebrate big and keep your costs small by switching to light emitting diodes (LEDs) for your decorating needs. Perfect indoors and out, LED holiday lights come in a huge variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Widely available at local stores,… Read More

Go Back to One Day Per Week Watering

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

Saturday Only Watering

Effective now thru March 31, 2017, outdoor watering is only permitted in Pasadena on Saturdays before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m. Additional water use restrictions will remain in place under the Level 2 Water Shortage Plan, including: • No watering during and 48 hours after rain • No filling of ornamental lakes or ponds… Read More

Non-Potable Water Project Meeting Dec. 6

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

Last February, the City Council certified the Environmental Impact Report for the Non-Potable (Recycled) Water Project. During the public hearing, concerned residents along the planned pipeline route suggested two alternative routes. At the City Council’s direction, the City has analyzed both the alternative and initially proposed routes. The Pasadena Water and Power Department (PWP) has… Read More

Buy Local, Keep Tax Dollars Local

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

The City, Pasadena’s Chamber of Commerce and your local businesses want you to help “Grow Your Community, Shop Pasadena” this holiday season by staying local, shopping local and keeping your sales tax dollars local! Shopping in town and eating at local restaurants is easy and fun and eliminates the cost and hassles of driving out… Read More

Free Christmas Tree Recycling!

Posted on February 16, 2017 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

Local Candidate Filing Period Closes Dec. 9

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

The deadline to file nomination paperwork for the 2017 elections for Pasadena’s City Council Districts 3, 5 and 7 and the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education Districts 1, 3, 5 and 7 is Dec. 9, 2016. Election information is available online www.cityofpasadena.net/cityclerk/election or by calling the City Clerk’s Office at (626) 744-4124… Read More

Noticias En Breve

Posted on February 16, 2017 in

Información del Desfile de las Rosas, y el partido del Rose Bowl Es otra vez la época del año para las celebraciones del Año Nuevo de los estadounidenses! Los preparativos están en marcha y la emoción está creciendo para el 128vo desfile de las Rosas y el partido No. 103 del Rose Bowl. Ambos eventos se… Read More

PUBLIC INVITED TO COMMUNITY MEETINGS ON BUDGET; SHORT-TERM RENTALS

Posted on February 10, 2017 in

PUBLIC INVITED TO COMMUNITY MEETINGS ON BUDGET, SHORT-TERM RENTALS PASADENA, Calif.—The public is encouraged to attend one of three community meetings on the City’s budget and/or a special workshop session on regulating short-term rentals in the City. There will be three special community meetings in February and March hosted by Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell… Read More

CLOSURES, REMINDERS FOR LINCOLN, WASHINGTON BIRTHDAYS 2017

Posted on February 8, 2017 in

This is a picture of the U.S.A. Flag on special display in front of national historic landmark City Hall building at beautiful Pasadena, California

CLOSURES AND REMINDERS FOR LINCOLN, WASHINGTON BIRTHDAYS 2017 PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City services will be closed Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in observance of Lincoln’s birthday, and Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, for Washington’s birthday.  Specific closures, reminders and exceptions are listed below. The Pasadena Fire and Police departments… Read More

PASADENA 2017 BLACK HISTORY MONTH PARADE, EVENTS ANNOUNCED

Posted on February 3, 2017 in

Black History Month

PASADENA, Calif.—Celebrate Black History Month 2017 by attending the parade and other special events, lectures and activities in Pasadena now through Sunday, March 19, 2017.  Pasadena’s Black History Month Parade is one of the largest and oldest in the U.S. and will be held from 10 a.m. to about 1 p.m., Saturday, February 18.  Another… Read More