Pasadena In Focus


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Pasadena In Focus, a bimonthly newsletter published by the Public Affairs Office, provides information about programs, events, activities and issues related to Pasadena municipal government. It is distributed to 62,000 households by bulk mail and is available electronically on the city website and in Braille format.


PWP New Power Generator

PWP New Power Generator Is Operational

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 […]

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Black History Month

Pasadena Black History Month 2017 Events Announced

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 […]

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Under One Roof

Under One Roof Program Update

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 […]

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Scholarships for High School Seniors

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 […]

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Electric Car Guest Drive

Test Drive Electric Cars!

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 […]

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Info Booth Volunteers Needed

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 […]

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Conference on Healthy Aging Set April 22

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 […]

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ArtNight 2017 Spring Edition

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 […]

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New Smartphone App to Explore Pasadena

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 […]

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Robinson Park Renovation Update

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 […]

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