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HAPPY BIRTHDAY PASADENA! COVERAGE OF CITY BIRTHDAY PARTY

Highlights of the annual Birthday Party for the City, thanks to the Pasadena Museum of History. Coverage provided by Pasadena Media.

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HOT WEATHER TIPS FOR ARROYO SECO WEEKEND JUNE 24-25

PASADENA, Calif.—It’s HOT out there Pasadena! Weather officials continue to predict high-90s or even triple-digit heat for parts of Southern California now through the weekend, June 25 and possibly into next week.  The City wishes to remind everyone to take precautions against the heat and stay connected to the City for any alerts and updates.… Read More

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JOHN K. VAN de KAMP BRIDGE RENAMING CEREMONY SET JUNE 24, 2017

PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to attend a special plaque unveiling and bridge renaming ceremony beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, June 24, 2017 for the “John K. Van de Kamp Bridge” formerly known as the La Loma Bridge. The formal program begins at 9 a.m. with opening remarks by City officials, a dedication ceremony, musical… Read More

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PASADENA JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION IS JUNE 17 AT JACKIE ROBINSON COMMUNITY CENTER

PASADENA — Join in the free family fun this Saturday. June 17, noon to 4:30 p.m., for the City’s Juneteenth Celebration at the Jack Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Juneteenth, also sometimes referred to as Freedom Day, is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.  Juneteenth… Read More

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ALL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN PASADENA; VIOLATORS FACE JAIL TIME

PASADENA, Calif.—Got fireworks in Pasadena?  If so, you might find yourself making an appearance in court as all fireworks are illegal to sell, use or possess in Pasadena.  The City maintains a Zero Tolerance enforcement policy for fireworks and Pasadena’s police and firefighters are teaming up for special enforcement patrols against fireworks.  Violators are subject… Read More

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TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST HOT TEMPS JUNE 15-23, 2017

PASADENA, Calif.—It’s HOT out there Pasadena!  Weather officials predict high-90s or even triple-digit heat for parts of Southern California  now through the end of next week, June 23.  The City wishes to remind everyone to take precautions against the heat and stay connected to the City for any alerts and updates. Weather, Red Flag and… Read More

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

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

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EIGHT SUSPECTED GANG MEMBERS ARRESTED BY PASADENA DETECTIVES FOR MULTIPLE MURDERS AND ATTEMPTED MURDERS

PASADENA, CA – Between December 2016 and January 2017, Pasadena was plagued by a series of apparent gang shootings resulting in three homicides and two attempted homicides. In each case, the suspects were not immediately identified at the time of the shootings. Pasadena Police patrol officers quickly responded, contained the area, collected evidence, and interviewed… Read More

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AWARD-WINNING VIDEO AVAILABLE HERE ON CITY OF ASTRONOMY

Watch “Astronomy Week 2016” — If you haven’t seen it before, click on the link now, or maybe you’ve seen it already, but it’s certainly worth another  view! Our special video co-produced by the City of Pasadena and Pasadena Media for KPAS, the City’s government cable access TV channel, highlights the special place in our… Read More

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PASADENA POLICE TAKE POSSIBLE SERIAL BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT INTO CUSTODY

BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT IN CUSTODY IDENTIFIED AS: Shownee Smith, 41 years old, Pasadena Resident PASADENA, CA – On June 10, at about 3:50 p.m., Pasadena Police Department Officers responded to an armed robbery at Wells Fargo Bank, 3701 E. Foothill Blvd. The robbery was in progress when Pasadena police arrived and arrested suspect Smith as… Read More

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PASADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY RECEIVES NEA “BIG READ” GRANT

PASADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY ONE OF 75 ORGANIZATIONS NATIONWIDE TO RECEIVE AN NEA BIG READ GRANT  PASADENA, Calif. — The Pasadena Public Library has been awarded a $14,000 “Big Read” grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to host a community reading of When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka, with activities taking place… Read More

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PASADENA POLICE CHIEF SUSPENDS ISSUING FIREARM WAIVER LETTERS

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Chief Phillip L. Sanchez today (Thursday, June 8, 2017) announced he is temporarily suspending the Police Department’s issuance of waiver or authorization letters to officers for their use in firearm purchases. “I am suspending the practice of issuing these letters until I have a chance to more thoroughly review our process,” Chief… Read More

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PASADENA COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT NOW AVAILABLE

PASADENA, Calif.—The 2016 “Community Health Needs Assessment of Greater Pasadena” (CHNA) is now available online for use as a valuable data resource tool for residents, decision makers, health care providers and other stakeholders when examining the overall health of the Pasadena area. Since 1992, the Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has published its community health… Read More

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WATCH TV COVERAGE OF PASADENA POLICE, FIRE MEMORIAL HERE

Video below is coverage of the 2017 Police, Fire Memorial Ceremony as provided by Pasadena Media for KPAS, the City’s government cable access TV channel.  Watch coverage here or Charter cable subscribers can see KPAS on Channel 3 in the program line-up and AT&T U-Verse subscribers can see it on Channel 99. KPAS airs full,… Read More

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CITY JOINS NATIONWIDE EFFORT FOR GUN VIOLENCE AWARENESS DAY JUNE 2

PASADENA, Calif.—City officials and employees will proudly “Wear Orange” on Friday, June 2, 2017 in support of the City Council’s recent proclamation for Gun Violence Awareness Day. Pasadena’s local effort is part of a nationwide campaign that began in 2013 to help draw attention to the burgeoning incidents of gun violence in our society.  More… Read More

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TWO FREE OIL FILTER EXCHANGE EVENTS MAY 27 AND JUNE 24, 2017

PASADENA, Calif.—Do you change the oil for your car or truck by yourself?  If so, we welcome you to take advantage of the City’s free oil filter exchange program.  All Pasadena do-it-yourselfers are invited to safely recycle both their used oil and oil filters—and get a new oil filter for free—from 9 a.m. to 1… Read More

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MEMORIAL DAY CLOSURES, REMINDERS FOR MAY 29, 2017

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many city services and administrative business offices will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day, a national day of remembrance for the brave men and women of the U.S. military who died in the line of duty for our country. … Read More

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PUBLIC INVITED TO FIRE, POLICE MEMORIAL CEREMONY THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017

2017 PASADENA POLICE AND FIRE MEMORIAL HONORS FALLEN HEROES 21-Gun Salute to be Heard at Pasadena City Hall  PASADENA, CA – On Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM, the City of Pasadena will host the 2017 Pasadena Police and Fire Memorial in front of Pasadena City Hall.  This is the 6th year that City… Read More

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COMING TO PASADENA MAY 20-21? ARRIVE EARLY, DRIVE CAREFULLY, HAVE FUN!

PASADENA, Calif.—If you plan to be in Pasadena May 20 or May 21 for one of the many special events here this weekend, City officials remind the public to arrive early; drive carefully; bring money for food, parking & souvenirs; have fun but celebrate responsibly; take precautions from sun exposure, and don’t forget to have… Read More

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GOT BRUSH? BE FIRE SAFE AND MAKE PLANS TO GET RID OF IT NOW!

Pasadena Fire Chief Bertral Washington and Members of the Pasadena Fire Department Share Important Message About Brush Clearance. Super Rains + Super Bloom = Fire Danger in Coming Months Watch this important video message from our friends at the Pasadena Fire Department:    

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AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA 2017 RACES TO BIG FINISH IN PASADENA MAY 20–EVENT INFO HERE

2017 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA BRINGS WORLD-CLASS CYCLING AND FAN EXPERIENCES TO PASADENA MAY 20, 2017 Finish Line “Lifestyle Festival” and Custom VIP Experiences Immerse Fans in One of America’s Largest, Most Exciting Sporting Events With Professional Cyclists PASADENA, Calif.–It is America’s most prestigious professional cycling race, and the Pasadena finish for the 2017 Amgen… Read More

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PASADENA MENTAL HEALTH DAY SET SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2017

“Breaking the Cycle, Healing our Community” PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to learn about the challenges, societal stigmas, treatment options and other issues related to mental health and mental wellness at Pasadena’s Mental Health Day.  The free event takes place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 6, 2017, at the Pasadena Public Library,… Read More

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COUNCILMEMBER ANDY WILSON DECLARED WINNER IN DISTRICT 7 RUN-OFF ELECTION

PASADENA, Calif.–The “Second Count” of all remaining eligible ballots not counted on April 18 for the District 7 Council run-off election were counted today, April 26, 2017, by the #Pasadena City Clerk’s Office. Councilmember Andy Wilson was declared the winner with a final vote tally of 1,793 votes, 50.5 percent of the vote, over challenger… Read More

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TICKETS AVAILABLE TO ANNUAL MAYOR’S PRAYER BREAKFAST MAY 4, 2017

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UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS FOR COUNCIL DISTRICT 7 RUN-OFF RACE ANNOUNCED

PASADENA, Calif. — First-time council candidate Phil Hosp holds a 20-vote lead over Councilmember Andy Wilson based on unofficial election results from the April 18, 2017 run-off election for the Pasadena Council District 7 seat. City election officials cautioned that the race was still too close to call as a mandatory second count of ballots… Read More

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JUMP INTO PASADENA’S SUMMER FAIR EVENT SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017

PASADENA, Calif.—Looking to stay active this summer?  Join us from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at Victory Park, 2575 Paloma St., to learn what fun, free and low-cost options are available for children, teens and families this summer provided by the City of Pasadena. Among the many summer offerings are anime, art… Read More

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VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS PASADENA AS THE PLACE TO BE

So Where Do You Want To Be?  

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THIRD ANNUAL #PASADENAEGGBOWL FEATURES 70,000 EGGS FOR KIDS APRIL 15, 2017

PASADENA, Calif.—One of Southern California’s largest, free Spring Egg Hunts takes place in Pasadena at the City’s third annual Egg Bowl and Festival, www.cityofpasadena.net/eggbowl, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the historic Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr. Use #PasadenaEggBowl as hashtag to send us your best photos–we’ll re-tweet and… Read More

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REWARD UP TO $20,000 OFFERED IN CHEESECAKE FACTORY EXPLOSION; SECURITY VIDEO OF SUSPECT RELEASED

PASADENA, CA – Pasadena Police Detectives and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Agents hope a video recording of the man who is suspected of having committed the Cheesecake Factory explosion, and a reward of up to $20,000, will prompt witnesses to come forward with the suspect’s identification. On Thursday, February 2, 2017 at about 6:08… Read More

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PUBLIC HELP NEEDED TO PLANT TREES FOR ARBOR DAY 2017

The City of Pasadena, in partnership with the Pasadena Beautiful Foundation, is hosting Arbor Day on Saturday, March 25, 2017, and is inviting volunteers to plant trees! Volunteers will meet at 842 E Howard Street, Pasadena 91104.  Tree planting will occur on Howard Street, Los Robles Avenue, and Madison Avenue.  Activities will begin with registration… Read More

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WITNESSES PROVIDE FURTHER DETAILS ON DOUBLE HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION

  PASADENA, CA – On Monday, March 20, 2017, Pasadena Police issued an updated News Release regarding the January 6, 2017 double homicide that occurred in the 100 Block of W. Claremont Street in Pasadena.  The March 20th News Release included suspects’ description. Since the most recent request for assistance, witnesses have come forward and… Read More

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PUBLIC’S HELP NEEDED TO GUIDE PASADENA TRANSIT’S FUTURE

PASADENA, Calif.—The public has five upcoming opportunities to share their views about Pasadena’s public transit system as the City’s Department of Transportation updates the five-year, Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP).  The SRTP is the guiding document for transit service development and investments that support the policy goals for the City’s public bus transit services, including… Read More

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PUBLIC INVITED TO CLIMATE ACTION PLAN MEETING 6-8 P.M., THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017

Announcement from City on Climate Action Plan meeting 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Throop Church, 300 S. Los Robles Avenue

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PASADENA FIRE DEPARTMENT STATION 37 OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017

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FREE OIL FILTER EXCHANGE EVENT SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017

PASADENA, Calif.—Do you change the oil yourself for your car or truck?  All Pasadena do-it-yourselfers are invited to safely recycle both their used oil and oil filters—and get a new oil filter for free—from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 25, 2017 at O’Reilly Auto Parts, 919 N. Lake Ave. This is the first… Read More

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POPULAR E-WASTE RECYCLING & DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT MARCH 18, 2017

PASADENA, Calif.—Residents and businesses can safely dispose of electronic waste and have personal and business documents shredded at the City’s popular free e-waste event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 18, 2017.  The event will be held in Parking Lot I outside the Rose Bowl Stadium near Brookside Park, 360 N. Arroyo Blvd.… Read More

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SPECIAL DUI ENFORCEMENT PATROLS ANNOUNCED FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017-ST. PATRICK’S DAY

This St. Patrick’s Day, Plan Before You Party! Remember: Impaired Driving, Drugs and Alcohol can Kill PASADENA, Calif.—St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the nation’s favorite holidays to celebrate and party.  Unfortunately, too many people are taking to the roads after drinking, making the holiday one of our most dangerous.  According to the National… Read More

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WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH SYMPOSIUM 7-8:30 P.M., MARCH 16, 2017

PASADENA, Calif.—In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Pasadena Commission on the Status of Women invites the public to attend a free symposium entitled “First 100 Days-Impact on Women” from 7-8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 16, 2017 at All Saints Episcopal Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave.  A guest reception will be held from 6-7 p.m. prior… Read More

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CITY MANAGER APPOINTS NEW GM FOR WATER & POWER DEPARTMENT

PASADENA, Calif.—City Manager Steve Mermell today (March 6, 2017) announced he has appointed Mr. Gurcharan S. Bawa as the new General Manager for the City’s Water and Power Department.  Mr. Bawa has been with Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) since joining the City in 1992 as an associate engineer.  He has advanced steadily though the… Read More

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2017 AIRPORT TOWER BANNER STUDENT ART CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

BURBANK, Calif., March 6, 2017 – The high school student winners of the Hollywood Burbank Airport 2017 Tower Banner Student Art Contest from Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena Unified School Districts presented their winning artwork at today’s March 6, 2017, Airport Authority meeting. The winners were chosen from 183 entries across all three districts. Joining them… Read More

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PASADENA 2017 BLACK HISTORY MONTH PARADE RE-SCHEDULED TO MARCH 18, 2017

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena’s 35th annual Black History Month Parade has been rescheduled to Saturday, March 18, 2017.  The City’s Black History Month Parade is one of the largest and oldest in the United States.  This year’s theme is “35 Years—Recognizing Our Accomplishments, Still We Rise.” The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Charles White Park in… Read More

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ARTNIGHT SPRING EDITION 2017 HAPPENS 6-10 P.M., FRIDAY, MARCH 10

PASADENA, Calif.—Spend the evening in beautiful Pasadena exploring 17 prestigious arts and cultural institutions showcasing remarkable works of art, music and dance by the best of the City’s creative community from 6-10 p.m., Friday, March 10, 2017.  This fantastic, free “open house” experience is available to all ages and walks of life to experience memorable… Read More

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FREE CAR SEAT CHECKS MARCH 2: THE LIFE YOU SAVE COULD BE YOUR CHILD’S

  PASADENA, Calif. –Remember being a new parent and the numerous responsibilities you had to learn to protect your infant?  Did your instruction include information regarding the proper car seat and how to securely fasten the car seat to your vehicle’s harnessing or seat beat system?  Most likely it did not. As a result, your precious… Read More

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

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

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TRANSIT OPERATIONS FACILITY COMMUNITY MEETING FEBRUARY 28, 2017

PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to the second community meeting where they can provide input on the concept for a proposed new Transit Operations and Maintenance Facility for the City’s public bus and Dial-a-Ride fleet.  The meeting will be held 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at St. Gregory’s Armenian Church, Cultural Hall, 2215 E.… Read More

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PASADENA YOUTH SOCCER 2017 SEASON BEGINS FEBRUARY 25

PASADENA YOUTH SOCCER 2017 SEASON BEGINS FEBRUARY 25 PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to the free celebration and parade for the opening of the youth soccer 2017 season.  The ceremony will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, February 25, on the soccer field adjacent to the Villa-Parke Community Center, 363 East Villa… Read More

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GLENARM POWER PLANT PROJECT COMPLETED, WATCH TIME LAPSE VIDEO

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

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PUBLIC REMINDED ABOUT TREES & TREE CARE AFTER RECENT STORMS

PUBLIC REMINDED ABOUT TREES & TREE CARE AFTER RECENT STORMS PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents are reminded that they should use only licensed contractors and certified arborists when facing the challenge of a fallen or severely leaning tree.  Residents also are reminded to report any storm damage that they have experienced to the County of Los Angeles.… Read More

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

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

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

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

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CLOSURES, REMINDERS FOR LINCOLN, WASHINGTON BIRTHDAYS 2017

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

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PASADENA 2017 BLACK HISTORY MONTH PARADE, EVENTS ANNOUNCED

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

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PASADENA, LA COUNTY RESIDENTS URGED TO REPORT STORM DAMAGE ASAP

A series of strong storm systems swept through Los Angeles County between Wednesday, January 18, 2017 and Monday, January 23, 2017 bringing record amounts of rain throughout the area. With about two months of the winter season remaining, it is important residents become familiar with a process the LA County’s Office of Emergency Management conducts… Read More

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PASADENA ROAD CLOSURES & EVENT INFORMATION FOR THE PASADENA HALF MARATHON & 5K AT THE ROSE BOWL STADIUM 

PASADENA, Calif.—The Pasadena Half Marathon comes to town 7 a.m. to Noon, Sunday, January 22, 2017.  The public is advised of the following road closures and other event information for the Pasadena Half Marathon and 5K at the Rose Bowl Stadium. Online registration closes on Wednesday, January 18.  Go towww.pasadenahalf.com for registration, course maps and… Read More

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MAYOR’S STATE OF CITY EVENT JAN. 18, 2017; PUBLIC INVITED

PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to attend Mayor Terry Tornek’s State of the City address Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at the Pasadena Unified School District’s Washington STEAM Magnet Academy Gymnasium, 1505 N. Marengo Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. following a brief Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to dedicate the new school gymnasium, a joint project by… Read More

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY 2017 CLOSURES, REMINDERS FOR PASADENA

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City services will be closed Monday, January 16, 2017, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Specific closures, reminders and exceptions are listed below. The Pasadena Fire and Police departments will continue to provide patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and other emergency services… Read More

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PASADENA POLICE INVESTIGATING 2017 DOUBLE HOMICIDE MAKE 10 ARRESTS; SEIZE WEAPONS

PASADENA, CA – In response to the January 6, 2017 double homicide and the injuring of two others, the Pasadena Police has increased patrols throughout the city.  Despite a strong police presence, on January 7th, a fifth person was shot and expected to recover.  Pasadena Police detectives believe the shootings are gang related and have… Read More

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UPDATED ROSE PARADE, ROSE BOWL GAME 2017 PUBLIC SAFETY INFO ANNOUNCED; STREET MAP POSTED HERE

UPDATED DEC.30, 2016 … ADDITIONAL MAPS POSTED BELOW. LIVE ON GREEN INFO VISITOR HOTLINE INFO ADDED TOP TEN MESSAGES TO REMEMBER HERE’S OUR TOP TEN MESSAGES TO REMEMBER Our “Top Ten” Message Points:   Remember that the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game are on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 — since Jan. 1, 2017 falls… Read More

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CHRISTMAS 2016, NEW YEAR’S 2017 CLOSURES, REMINDERS FOR PASADENA

PASADENA, Calif.—Due to Christmas Day and New Year’s Day both falling on a Sunday during the current Holiday Season, Pasadena City Hall and most City services will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 in observance of Christmas Day and Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 in observance of New Year’s Day.  Specific reminders, closures and exceptions… Read More

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PRE-ROSE PARADE ANNUAL EQUESTRIAN SHOW CANCELED FOR 2016

PASADENA, Calif. (December 9, 2016) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses has been monitoring recent instances of the Equine Herpes virus cases detected in Los Angeles County at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. This rare neurological form of the virus could potentially affect the safety and wellbeing of the equine participants at the 2016 Equestfest… Read More

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2017 ROSE BOWL GAME TEAMS ANNOUNCED; GAME SET FOR JAN. 2, 2017

PASADENA, Calif. – The No. 5 CFP-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions, Champion of the Big Ten Conference, and the No. 9 CFP-ranked USC Trojans, have earned berths to play in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at 1 p.m. PT (4 p.m. ET), Monday, January 2, 2017, at the Rose Bowl Stadium. “The… Read More

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CELEBRATE U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS DAYS DEC. 11, 2016

PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to join Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek and the Pasadena Chapter of the United Nations Association to celebrate the 68th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 at Pasadena City College’s Creveling Lounge, 1570 E Colorado Blvd. Every year, communities throughout the world, including… Read More

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E-WASTE, DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT DEC. 10, 2016

PASADENA, Calif.—It’s time again for residents and businesses to safely dispose of electronic waste and have personal or business documents shredded at the City’s popular e-waste event, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, December 10, 2016, in Parking Lot I of the Rose Bowl Stadium near Brookside Park, 360 N. Arroyo Blvd.  The event is… Read More

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CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT EARNS NATIONAL ACCREDITATION

PASADENA HEALTH DEPARTMENT EARNS NATIONAL ACCREDITATION PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) Director Michael Johnson today announced the department has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).  The PPHD is one of only eight public health agencies in California and less than 200 across the nation to achieve this distinction for achieving… Read More

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PASADENA WINS A TOP TEN DIGITAL CITIES AWARD FOR SECOND TIME

PASADENA WINS “TOP TEN” DIGITAL CITY AWARD FOR SECOND TIME PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena recently was named as one of the “Top Ten” digital cities in the nation by The Center for Digital Government.  This is the second time Pasadena has been recognized as a technologically progressive and innovative city when compared to other cities of similar… Read More

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CITY RECEIVES PEDESTRIAN SAFETY GRANT

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena’s efforts to help make school zones safer for pedestrians received a financial boost thanks to a $145,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to the City’s Department of Transportation for its Safer Streets Pasadena–School Area Safety Program. The “Safer Streets” program is part of Pasadena’s focus on pedestrian safety and includes… Read More

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MAYOR’S HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING DEC. 2, 2016

THE BEST, FAMILY FRIENDLY HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING EVENT IN PASADENA AT CITY HALL DEC. 2, 2016.  Mayor Terry Tornek Lights the Tree at 6 p.m. Be sure to allow plenty of time to park and walk over. you don’t want to miss the tree lighting at 6 p.m. Family Fun, The “Big Guy” Himself (Yes, that… Read More

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PASADENA FIRE DEPARTMENT 2016 CHRISTMAS TREE GUILDELINES FOR PUBLIC DISPLAY

PASADENA, Calif.–Christmas trees are among the most flammable items in homes and businesses at this—or any—time of the year.  A dry tree may literally explode and be consumed by fire in a matter of seconds. When holiday trees are placed in any area where the public may gather, the California Code of Regulations requires that… Read More

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THANKSGIVING 2016 CLOSURES AND REMINDERS

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and most City services will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.  Specific closures and exceptions are noted below. Pasadena Fire and Police departments will continue to be staffed for all patrol, jail, fire,… Read More

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ROSE BOWL STADIUM, CITY PREPARES FOR CLASSIC UCLA-USC FOOTBALL RIVALRY GAME

PASADENA, Calif.–The Rose Bowl Stadium,www.rosebowlstadium.com, home to UCLA Football, will host the team’s annual rivalry football game against USC on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 with an official kick-off time of 7:30 p.m., PST. The Pasadena Police Department, UCLA and the Rose Bowl Stadium urge fans to plan their trips in advance.  Arrive early and consider… Read More

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SNAKES, SHEEP, MESSAGE FROM LITTLE BOY SENDS STRONG TOBACCO PREVENTION MESSAGE

PASADENA, Calif.—Snakes, sheep and a poignant message from a little boy are part of an important, bilingual public awareness campaign unveiled today 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… Read More

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ELECTION NOTICE FOR 2017 CITY COUNCIL AND SCHOOL DISTRICT RACES: NOMINATING PERIOD NOV. 14 – DEC. 9, 2016

PASADENA, Calif.—Now that the U.S. Presidential General Election is over, Pasadena’s voters will be able to focus on electing local representatives in 2017 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.  Candidates for the City Council and Board… Read More

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CITY MANAGER APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR OF PASADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY DEPARTMENT

PASADENA, Calif.—City Manager Steve Mermell today announced he has appointed Ms. Michelle Perera as the new Director of the Pasadena Public Library and Information Services Department.  Ms. Perera comes to Pasadena from the City of Rancho Cucamonga where she has been the city’s Library Director for the past two years.  Ms. Perera assumes her new… Read More

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VETERANS DAY 2016 CLOSURES; PUBLIC INVITED TO SPECIAL CEREMONY NOV. 11 AT CITY HALL

PASADENA, Calif.—The community, especially all current and former members of the U.S. military and their families and all first responders, are invited to join other local veterans, city officials and community leaders for a special, free Veterans Day ceremony on the steps of City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., beginning at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov.… Read More

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CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS NOVEMBER 6, 2016; CHANGE SMOKE ALARM BATTERIES TOO!

PASADENA, Calif.—The Pasadena Fire Department, www.cityofpasadena.net/Fire, reminds you to change all of  the batteries in you smoke alarms when you change your clocks back one hour on Sunday, November 6, 2016.  Here are some handy tips and reminders to consider: Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries!  Replace old batteries with fresh, high quality batteries to keep… Read More

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FREE FALL FESTIVAL 2016 FAMILY FUN OCTOBER 29, 2016

FREE FALL FESTIVAL 2016 FAMILY FUN OCTOBER 29, 2016 Get all of the details at www.cityofpasadena.net/FallFestival Saturday, October 29, 2016 Victory Park // 2575 Paloma Street New Festival Hours: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Celebrate your favorite era with the City of Pasadena at its annual Fall Festival! This event offers an exciting night of… Read More

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HALLOWEEN 2016 SAFETY TIPS, REMINDERS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 25, 2016 #061-16 HALLOWEEN 2016 SAFETY TIPS AND REMINDERS PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena wishes young and old alike to have a fun and spooktacular Halloween this year.  The City offers the following suggested safety tips and reminders. Let’s be careful when using candles!  Halloween is one of the most popular… Read More

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BIKE SHARE COMMUNITY MEETING OCTOBER 27, 2016

BIKE SHARE COMMUNITY MEETING OCTOBER 27, 2016 PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to attend a community meeting on the Bike Share program being developed by the City and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). The meeting is from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, October 27, 2016 at the Central Library, Fourth Floor, 285 E. Walnut… Read More

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FLU SEASON 2016: FREE FLU SHOT CLINICS OFFERED NOW

FREE FLU VACCINE AT CLINICS BY PASADENA PUBLIC HEALTH DEPT. PASADENA, Calif.—Fight the flu by getting a free vaccine at clinics offered by the Pasadena Public Health Department starting this week through Wednesday, November 16, 2016. The influenza vaccine will be provided at various Pasadena locations, listed below, on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies… Read More

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ARTNIGHT FALL 2016 OFFERS 16 ART VENUES FOR FREE OCT. 21, 2016

FALL ARTNIGHT 2016 FEATURES 16 FREE VENUES OCT. 21, 2016 PASADENA, Calif.—Spend the evening exploring 16 prestigious arts and cultural institutions showcasing remarkable works by the best of Pasadena’s creative community from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. People of all ages and walks of life can experience memorable visual and performing arts and participate… Read More

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STATEMENT ON REMOVAL OF THREE FICUS TREES

STATEMENT ON FICUS TREE REMOVAL On October 13, 2016, the City posted notices of removal on three mature ficus trees in front of 497 South Lake Avenue, Pasadena, Calif.  The trees currently are scheduled for nighttime removal sometime between October 22 and October 30, 2016. Three new “Chinese Pistache” trees, consistent with the City’s street… Read More

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CONNECT WITH CONNECT WEEK BY INNOVATE PASADENA

INNOVATE PASADENA CELEBRATES CITY’S RICH HISTORY OF CREATIVITY AND INGENUITY AT THIRD ANNUAL CONNECT WEEK OCTOBER 16-23 Event series gives startups, local innovators and residents meaningful opportunities to collaborate, learn and grow in the areas of science, technology, design, entrepreneurship and astronomy PASADENA, Calif.—Innovate Pasadena innovatepasadena.org, a community organization dedicated to advancing greater Pasadena as… Read More

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NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY CELEBRATION OCTOBER 11 AT CENTRAL LIBRARY

PASADENA’S HOSTS ITS FIRST NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY CELEBRATION OCTOBER 11, 2016 PASADENA, Calif.—The Pasadena Public Health Department and Public Library will host a National Coming Out Day Celebration from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 11, 2016 in the courtyard of the Central Library, 285 E. Walnut Ave. The event is free and… Read More

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PUBLIC INVITED TO 18TH ANNUAL LATINO HERITAGE PARADE & JAMAICA OCTOBER 15, 2016

LATINO HERITAGE PARADE, JAMAICA FAIR OCTOBER 15, 2016 PASADENA, Calif.—Join the free family fun at the 18th annual Latino Heritage Parade and Jamaica (celebration) on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The event is sponsored by the City’s Human Services and Recreation Department and the Latino Heritage Committee. Go to www.cityofpasadena.net/LatinoHeritage for updates. More than 1,000 participants… Read More

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PUBLIC SURVEY OPEN UNTIL OCT. 21, 2016 ON ARROYO SECO SIGNS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2016 #054-16 PUBLIC SURVEY OPEN UNTIL OCT. 21, 2016 ON ARROYO SECO SIGNS PASADENA, Calif.—The public has until October 21, 2016 to participate in a survey to share thoughts and provide input about proposed park signs for the Arroyo Seco as part of the City’s Department of Public Works, www.cityofpasadena.net/PublicWorks,… Read More

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WALK TO SCHOOL DAY WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2016

PASADENA CELEBRATES WALK TO SCHOOL DAY OCTOBER 5, 2016 PASADENA, Calif.—About 100 students, parents, school officials and City leaders will participate in Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. All motorists are advised to use extra caution on Oct. 5 and always be aware of pedestrian traffic in school zones and adjoining areas.… Read More

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PUBLIC POWER WEEK OCT. 2-8, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 4, 2016 #055-16 PASADENA CELEBRATES PUBLIC POWER WEEK WITH STUDENT ASSEMBLY PASADENA, Calif.— Pasadena Water and Power (PWP), www.cityofpasadena.net/WaterandPower, is celebrating Public Power Week with an educational event and a week-long social media campaign October 2-8, 2016. PWP kicked off the week with an assembly at Washington Middle School on Tuesday,… Read More

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SUSPECT’S DEATH INVESTIGATED BY LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, September 30, 2016 Pasadena Police Encounter Suspect Armed with a Knife- Suspect Died in Police Custody. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is Conducting the Investigation PASADENA, Calif.–Pasadena Police received a call from the 200 Block of East Orange Grove Blvd., at about 2:20 A.M., Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, regarding a domestic… Read More

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PASADENA ASTRONOMY WEEK OCTOBER 16-22, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2016 #053-16 ASTRONOMY WEEK IN PASADENA SET OCTOBER 16-22, 2016 PASADENA IS “CITY OF ASTRONOMY”  PASADENA, Calif.—Mayor Terry Tornek announced tonight that a coalition of the world’s leading space science and astronomical institutions based in Pasadena are partnering to produce Astronomy Week, October 16-22, 2016.  The week-long series of public… Read More

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TRANSIT OPERATIONS COMMUNITY MEETING SEPT. 20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  September 13, 2016  #052-16 TRANSIT OPERATIONS FACILITY COMMUNITY MEETING SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to the first community meeting where they can learn more the concept of a proposed new Transit Operations and Maintenance Facility for the City’s public bus and Dial-a-Ride fleet. The meeting will be held 6:30-8… Read More

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FIESTAS PATRIAS 2016 SET SEPTEMBER 16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2016 #051-16 PASADENA’S FIESTAS PATRIAS SET FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to Pasadena’s free Fiestas Patrias celebration, 5-9 p.m., Friday, September 16, 2016, at the Villa-Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa Street. This cultural festival commemorates 18 Latin American countries’ historic independence from Spain, including Argentina,… Read More

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COMMUNITY MEETING ON 710 TUNNEL SEPT. 15, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 9, 2016 #050-16 COMMUNITY MEETING ON “710 TUNNEL” SET SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to a community meeting on the proposed 710 tunnel project at the Pasadena Convention Center Ballroom, 300 E. Green Street, 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016.  The meeting is sponsored by District 6 Councilmember… Read More

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FIRE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE SEPT. 17, 2016; PUBLIC INVITED!

PUBLIC INVITED TO FIRE STATION 34 OPEN HOUSE SEPT. 17 STATION TOURS, EQUIPMENT DEMOS & DISASTER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION AVAILABLE PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to an Open House at the Pasadena Fire Department’s Station 34, 1360 E. Del Mar Blvd., 9-11 a.m., Saturday, September 17, 2016. Fire personnel and department volunteers will be there to… Read More

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LABOR DAY 2016 CLOSURES, REMINDERS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 29, 2016 #049-16 LABOR DAY 2016 CLOSURES, REMINDERS PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City services will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016 in observance of Labor Day. The City Council’s next regularly scheduled meeting will be Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. The Pasadena Fire… Read More

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E-WASTE RECYCLING, DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT SEPT. 3, 2016

POPULAR E-WASTE RECYCLING, DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT SEPT. 3, 2016 PASADENA, Calif.—It’s time again for residents and businesses to safely dispose of electronic waste and have personal or business documents shredded at the City’s popular e-waste event, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sep. 3, 2016, in Parking Lot I of the Rose Bowl Stadium near… Read More

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EARTHQUAKE IN ITALY REMINDS US ALL TO BE PREPARED NOW FOR EMERGENCIES

TRAGIC, DEADLY EARTHQUAKE IN ITALY REMINDS US ALL TO BE PREPARED NOW FOR ALL EMERGENCIES PASADENA, Calif.—The recent earthquake in Italy (and the flooding in Louisiana) serve as important reminders for everybody to be prepared now for local disasters and emergencies at home, at work and in your cars.  It is not a matter of… Read More

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BOXING SUCCESS AT VILLA-PARKE; SPECIAL EXHIBITION AUG. 26, 2016 AT CITY HAL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 23, 2016 #047-16 VILLA-PARKE COMMUNITY CENTER IS WHERE YOU FIND BOXING SUCCESS Special, Free Boxing Exhibition, 7-10:30 p.m., Friday, August 26 at Historic Pasadena City Hall PASADENA, Calif.—The Villa-Parke Community Center, 363 East Villa Street, is a two-story, 41,475-square-foot building in Northwest Pasadena divided up into numerous activity rooms and an… Read More

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TELLMENOVELA FILM AIRS AUG. 19, SEPT. 2 & 3, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 17, 2016 #046-16 “TELLMENOVELA” SERIES AIRS AUGUST 19; SEPT. 2 & 3, 2016 PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to attend one, two or all three screenings of “TellMeNovela” by Betty Marin, a bilingual and participatory outdoor screening series of popular Latin American soap operas. The first screening is 7:30-9:30 p.m., Friday,… Read More

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HEAT ADVISORY FOR AUGUST 13-16, 2016

TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST HOT TEMPS AUGUST 13-26, 2016 PASADENA, Calif.–It’s going to get HOT out there Pasadena!  Weather officials predict triple-digit heat for parts of Southern California.  The City wishes to remind everyone to take precautions against the heat and stay connected to the City for any alerts and updates. If you are outdoors in… Read More

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