OCHO PRESUNTOS PANDILLEROS ARRESTADOS POR DETECTIVES DE PASADENA POR MULTIPLES ASESINATOS E INTENTO DE ASESINATO

Posted on June 13, 2017 in

PASADENA, CA – Entre diciembre de 2016 y enero de 2017, Pasadena estuvo plagada por una serie de aparentes tiroteos de pandillas que resultaron en tres homicidios y dos intentos de homicidio. En cada caso, los sospechosos no fueron identificados inmediatamente al momento del tiroteo. Los agentes de la policía de Pasadena respondieron rápidamente, contuvieron… 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

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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

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

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

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

Noticias En Breve, Abril 2016

Posted on April 28, 2016 in

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Inspecciones anual de limpieza de la maleza El Departamento de Bomberos de Pasadena comenzó y continuará hasta junio de 2016 las inspecciones para eliminar las malezas. Los residentes en las zonas con malezas propensas deberán recibir un folleto delineando los requisitos exigidos por el Estado de California para que usted y sus vecinos estén seguros.… Read More

PWP Annual Report

Posted on April 28, 2016 in

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The 2015 annual report for PWP is now available online. With a theme of “Community Owned, Community Focused, Environmentally Conscious,” the report summarizes PWP’s accomplishments and progress on key initiatives, plus detailed information on the City utility department’s finances. The report is available online at www.cityofpasadena.net/WaterandPower/annual_reports.

Community Solar Coming To Pasadena

Posted on April 28, 2016 in

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PWP is developing a community solar program that will allow Pasadena customers to harness the power of the sun. Community solar can be the ideal solution for residents who rent, live in a multi-family building or whose rooftop is primarily shaded. The program is great way to do your part to go green! Pasadena would… Read More

Rain Barrels And Cisterns

Posted on April 28, 2016 in

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Pasadena is excited to offer residential rebates for rain barrels or cisterns at a discounted price. Your Pasadena Water and Power Department (PWP) water conservation rebates are offered through the Metropolitan Water District. PWP Rain barrel rebates are $100 per barrel (maximum of 4 per household; minimum size 50 gallons). PWP also offers a $500… Read More

Level 2 Water Shortage Remains

Posted on April 28, 2016 in

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The City wants to remind all water customers that we continue to be impacted by drought conditions and state-mandated water conservation requirements. This means ever drop of water counts, especially with the hot summer months ahead, and we are still at a Level 2 Water Shortage Plan. Customers can resume watering two days a week,… Read More

Make Music Pasadena

Posted on April 28, 2016 in

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Nearly 50,000 music fans are expected to attend Make Music Pasadena, the West Coast’s largest free music festival, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, June 11. This year’s festival lineup includes Atlas Genius; Bear Hands; The Mowgli’s; Small Black; Nahko and Medicine for the People; PAPA; James Supercave; Pr0files; Phantoms; The Dead Ships; Hunny;… Read More

Music Under The Stars

Posted on April 28, 2016 in

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Join the Pasadena Symphony and Pops for its annual, crowd-pleasing FREE musical event, “Music Under the Stars” on Saturday, May 14, in front of Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. Seating is on a first-come basis beginning at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 8 p.m. Food trucks will be available throughout the… Read More

New Regional Transportation Plan

Posted on April 28, 2016 in

Metro, the regional transportation authority for Los Angeles County, is developing a new, long-range transportation plan. Let your voice be heard! Find out more by visiting www.metro.net/theplan.

Americafest Just Around The Corner

Posted on April 28, 2016 in

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The Fourth of July will be here before you know it! If you want to have a family fun time, make plans to attend Americafest at the Rose Bowl Stadium, www.rosebowlstadium.com where you will see the biggest and best fireworks show in Southern California. Pre-show fun zone for kids; live entertainment, food vendors and picnic… Read More

Workers Available For Hire

Posted on April 28, 2016 in

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The Pasadena Community Job Center, 500 N. Lake Ave., has been serving the community for more than 14 years and is operated by the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, with support from the City and the Pasadena Community Foundation. The Center provides a safe and dignified place for the day laborer community to look for… Read More

Annual Brush Clearance Inspections

Posted on April 28, 2016 in

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The Pasadena Fire Department’s brush clearance inspections have begun and will continue through June 2016.  Residents in high prone brush areas should receive a brochure outlining the requirements mandated by the State of California to keep you and your neighbors safe. Firefighters are available to answer any questions you may have about our existing fire… Read More

NEA Our Town My Pasadena Public Art Projects

Posted on April 28, 2016 in

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NEA Our Town My Pasadena Public Art Projects Include: (Artist Name, Project Title and Description) Mann, Lisa, Roto Pasadena, animated projections of Northwest community members Medvedovsky, Betsy & Steve Campos, PopUp Museum, exploring themes of origins, time, conflict & family Parson’s Nose, Staged reading of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town with professional actors and high   school… Read More

Public Art Update For Civic Center District

Posted on April 28, 2016 in

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Art lovers are encouraged to visit the Pasadena Civic Center area to view nine new temporary public artworks now through September 2016 that will enliven the area as part of the “My Pasadena” project funded by a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant. The City’s Cultural Affairs Division of the Planning Department is implementing the… Read More

Airport Tower Student Art Winners Announced

Posted on April 28, 2016 in

Congratulations are due to Pasadena high school students Jordan Garcia (first); Eranely Wells (second), and Brian Nguyen (third), who created the winning entries representing Pasadena in the Burbank Bob Hope Airport 2016 Tower Banner Student Art Contest. The winners were chosen from 219 entries across all three districts. This is the ninth year the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena… Read More

Minimum Wage Increases Coming Soon

Posted on April 28, 2016 in

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Minimum wage increases are coming to Pasadena now that both the City Council and state officials have approved a multi-year approach to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Earlier this ear, the Pasadena City Council adopted a new local ordinance to raise the minimum wage up to $15 per hour over a multi-year timeline. Pasadena… Read More

Budget Hearings For FY2017

Posted on April 28, 2016 in

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Learn more about the City’s budget for Fiscal Year 2017 during special joint meeting meetings in May and June by the City Council and its Finance Committee. The meetings are held at City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., Second Floor, in the Council Chamber. May 9, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Public meeting and hearing… 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

Noticias En Breve, Noviembre 2015

Posted on November 12, 2015 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. Solo es permitido acampar durante la noche del 31 de diciembre Los lugares en las aceras se pueden guardar a partir del mediodía del 31 de diciembre. El “Blue Line”… Read More

Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Posted on November 12, 2015 in

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  Friday, December 4, 2015 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. City Hall Rotunda 100 N. Garfield Ave. Join Mayor Tornek to kick off the holiday season at Pasadena’s free, festive family celebration. Tree lighting at 6:00 p.m. Refreshments & musical performances Special appearance by Santa Claus Photos at Santa’s Village Spark of Love Toy Drive for new, unwrapped… Read More

State Of The City Is January 20, 2016

Posted on November 12, 2015 in

Mark your calendars now for Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek’s first State of the City address, scheduled Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 at the Pasadena Unified School District’s William McKinley TK-8 School, 325 S. Oak Knoll Ave. The event will be held in the new multi-purpose gymnasium co-built by the City and the School District. Doors open… Read More

Use LED Holiday Lights To Save Cash

Posted on November 12, 2015 in

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You know the holidays have arrived when Pasadena’s homes and businesses twinkle and sparkle with light. You can celebrate big and keep your electric costs down by switching to light emitting diode (LED) lights. Perfect for indoors and out, LED holiday lights come in a huge variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Widely available at… Read More

Give Your Sprinklers A Winter Break

Posted on November 12, 2015 in

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Shorter days and cooler winter weather means your yard needs much less water. That’s great news for Pasadena as we push toward our state-mandated goal of cutting citywide use by 28 percent. You can check on our water-saving progress online at www.cityofpasadena.net and verify our status via the special Water Savings Gauge displayed on t… Read More

El Niño Storm Reminders

Posted on November 12, 2015 in

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The National Weather Service is predicting that we’ll be hit with El Niño this winter, and we all know heavy rain and wind can knock out power. With a high-tech Outage Management System (OMS) in place, PWP is ready to make quick repairs. Meanwhile, you can keep your home and family safe with these tips:… Read More

Help For Your Home, Under One Roof

Posted on November 12, 2015 in

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Pasadena’s “Under One Roof” program offers a long list of free and low-cost services to help low- to moderate-income residents buy, keep and revitalize their homes, including help with lower water and power bills. And the variety of help available for qualified residents continues to expand! Eligible residents can now receive free solar, no-cost installation… Read More

El Niño Update

Posted on November 12, 2015 in

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All residents and businesses should prepare emergency supplies now for the upcoming El Niño weather conditions that could bring heavy rains and severe storms. Go to www.cityofpasadena.net/Fire/ElNino for more information. You need emergency supplies for everyone in your household, including pets for three days to one week. Keep these numbers handy at home and on… Read More

Buy Local, Keep Tax Dollars Local

Posted on November 12, 2015 in

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Pasadena’s Chamber of Commerce and our local shops want you to help “Grow Your Community” this holiday season by staying local and shopping local. Shopping at local stores and eating in our local restaurants is easy and fun and eliminates the cost and hassles of driving out of town, reducing your carbon footprint too! The… Read More

Bad Weather Shelter Update

Posted on November 12, 2015 in

From Nov. 27, 2015 to March 1, 2016, Pasadena’s Bad Weather Shelter is expected to be open daily only during periods of cold and/or wet weather. 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

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

Posted on November 12, 2015 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 a wonderful program to broaden and deepen an appreciation of reading and literature by linking the… Read More

Free Christmas Tree Recycling!

Posted on November 12, 2015 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 12, 2015 in

Got Questions? We have the answers! The 32nd annual Visitor Hotline dedicated to all thing Rose Parade and Rose Bowl opens for business at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 29.  The toll free number is (877) 793-9911. Visitor Hotline Hours of Operation Tuesday, Dec. 29, through Thursday, Dec. 31, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, Jan.… Read More

Safety Tips For Parade Route

Posted on November 12, 2015 in

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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 12, 2015 in

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Preparations are well underway and the excitement is building fast for Pasadena’s 127th Rose Parade and the 102nd Rose Bowl Game, both held on January 1, 2016. This year’s parade theme is “Find Your Adventure” and for three days prior to the Rose Parade, a special, free event is happening exclusively at the Pasadena Convention… Read More

Hear The Lions Roar At City Hall

Posted on November 12, 2015 in

Have you heard the lions roar at City Hall? A special public art project brings to life the sounds of the lions and nature in the City Hall Courtyard thanks to funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Entitled “Lions, Tigers and …” the project by artist Anne Bray and LA Freewaves is… Read More

Prepare For El Nino Now

Posted on November 12, 2015 in

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The City is actively preparing to meet the challenges of a strong El Niño weather system this winter. Below are some of the things we’re doing to prepare. Inside this issue, look for additional info on how to prepare now. Go to ww5.cityofpasadena.net/Fire if you need help about how to prepare, or visit our new… Read More

Noticias En Breve, Octubre 2015

Posted on October 1, 2015 in

Prepárese ahora para  El Nino Los californianos enfrentan un extraño clima este año: estamos en una sequía histórica, de cuatro años, pero los científicos climáticos predicen un El Niño muy lluvioso, con posibles grandes inundaciones, durante la próxima temporada de lluvias. ¿Está usted, su familia y su hogar preparado para unas posibles fuertes lluvias, inundaciones… Read More

Pesky Insect Impacts Trees

Posted on October 1, 2015 in

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The City has spent the past year evaluating the impact of the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer(PSHB) insect on our trees. The insect attacks a variety of trees by boring into the tree and depositing a fungus which eventually kills the host tree. City work crews have inspected more than 14,500 trees in the public right-of-way… Read More

Fall Festival Oct. 31

Posted on October 1, 2015 in

The City’s Fall Festival is 5-8:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31 at Victory Park, 2575 Paloma St. The event offers an enchanting night of safe, family fun with activities for everyone! All are welcome to come out and enjoy live entertainment, carnival games, face painting, big slide, a train ride around the park and delicious food!… Read More

Pasadena Transit Update

Posted on October 1, 2015 in

Arriving Soon: A new look and name — but the same great service — for Pasadena Area Rapid Transit Service. Over the next few months, you will see our new name and logo for Pasadena Transit. The new brand was designed by a local artist at the Art Center College of Design with bright colors,… Read More

Preserve Water And Gas

Posted on October 1, 2015 in

Learn how to turn off the gas and water service at your home. Shut off gas immediately if you smell a “rotten egg” odor or hear a hissing sound. Keep a turn-off wrench tied to your gas meter. Never turn gas back on once you turn it off—let the Gas Co. or a certified plumber… Read More

New Laundry-To-Landscape Program Announced

Posted on October 1, 2015 in

It’s easy to reduce water waste and keep your plants hydrated with PWP’s new Laundry-to-Landscape (L2L) greywater program. And this fall you can be the first on your block to try it! Did you know that about 12 percent of your home’s waste water comes from your washing machine? But this so-called “greywater” can be… Read More

Lake Avenue Water Main Work Continues

Posted on October 1, 2015 in

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A century-old underground pipe along Lake Avenue is being replaced as part of PWP’s ongoing water main improvement program to better serve you. Investing in a comprehensive Water System Master Plan, PWP replaces three to four miles of aging, cast-iron mains each year, many of which were installed in the 1920s and 1930s. The new… Read More

PWP Sends LED Webshop Mailer

Posted on October 1, 2015 in

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You can’t help but glow when you find a free LED light bulb and a money-saving resource guide in your mailbox, courtesy of the Pasadena Water & Power Department (PWP). All PWP residential electric customers should have receive the mailer this summer, which helps encourage you to save and improve energy efficiency in your home… Read More

Pasadena Saves Water!

Posted on October 1, 2015 in

Water Gauge 24 %

Great work, Pasadena! Ever since the state asked us this summer to cut water use by 28 percent, we’ve been gauging our progress. Even with the summer heat, when water use usually spikes, we’ve cut consumption by 24 percent! That’s more than half a billion gallons of water saved. Our state-required goal is 28 percent,… Read More

Flu Shots Available

Posted on October 1, 2015 in

Dealing with an emergency or disaster can be very challenging and the last thing you need is to have the flu. Fight the flu by getting a free vaccine from the Pasadena Public Health Department through Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. Influenza vaccine is provided on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Anyone ages six… Read More

Get CERT Training Soon

Posted on October 1, 2015 in

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Want emergency training through the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program? Email us at pasadenaCERT33@cityofpasadena.net for more information and class training schedules. Or call (626) 744-7276 to request CERT training.

Prepare Now For El Nino!

Posted on October 1, 2015 in

Californians are facing an odd weather predicament this year: we are in a historic, four-year drought, but weather scientists predict a very wet El Nino, with possible significant flooding, during the upcoming rainy season. Are you, your family and home prepared for possible heavy rain, flooding and mudslides after four years of virtually no rain?… Read More