Change Your Clock, Smoke Alarm Battery & Update Disaster Kits for Daylight Saving Time Nov. 1, 2015

Posted on October 29, 2015 in

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery, Update Your Disaster Supplies! The Pasadena Fire Department reminds you to change all of your Smoke Alarm batteries when you change your clocks back this Sunday, November 1st. Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries!  Replace old batteries with fresh, high quality batteries to keep your Smoke Alarms… Read More


Posted on October 20, 2015 in

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 30, 2015 #059-15 PUBLIC INVITED TO 17TH ANNUAL LATINO HERITAGE PARADE, FESTIVAL OCT. 24, 2015 PASADENA, Calif.—The community is invited to celebrate Latino history, arts and culture at Pasadena’s 17th annual Latino Heritage Parade and Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. The free event begins with a lively… Read More


Posted on October 20, 2015 in

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PASADENA FIRE DEPARTMENT AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS CLASS 1 STATUS BY THE INSURANCE SERVICES OFFICE (October 6, 2015)  Chief Bertral Washington has announced the Pasadena Fire Department has been awarded a Class 1 Public Protection Classification rating by the Insurance Services Office (ISO), an organization that independently evaluates municipal fire protection efforts in communities throughout the United… Read More


Posted on October 20, 2015 in

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2015 #066-15 CITY COUNCIL DECLARES OCTOBER 2015 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH PASADENA, Calif.—The City Council declared October 2015 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month during its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015.  Mayor Terry Tornek presented a proclamation to City Attorney/City Prosecutor Michele Beal Bagneris, Chief Assistant City Prosecutor… Read More

Pasadena City Attorney Elected to Statewide League of California Cities Board

Posted on October 13, 2015 in

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 13, 2015 #063-15 PASADENA CITY ATTORNEY ELECTED TO LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES BOARD PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena City Attorney/City Prosecutor Michele Beal Bagneris was elected by fellow city attorneys throughout California to a two-year term on the Board of Directors for the League of California Cities.  She and other new officers were installed… Read More

New Human Resources Director Appointed by City Manager

Posted on October 13, 2015 in

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 8, 2015 #062-15 NEW HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR APPOINTED BY CITY MANAGER PASADENA, Calif.—City Manager Michael J. Beck today announced the appointment of Jennifer Curtis as the new Director for the Pasadena Human Resources Department.  As the Human Resources Director, Ms. Curtis will be responsible for the administration and operation of… Read More

Free Flu Shots Offered Through Nov. 24, 2015

Posted on October 12, 2015 in

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 6, 2015 #061-15 FREE FLU VACCINE CLINICS OFFERED IN PASADENA THROUGH NOV. 24, 2015 PASADENA, Calif.—Fight the flu by getting a free vaccine offered by the Pasadena Public Health Department through Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.  The influenza vaccine will be provided at various Pasadena locations, listed below, on a first-come, first-served… Read More

ArtNight Pasadena Returns Oct. 9, 2015!

Posted on October 9, 2015 in

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 28, 2015 #058-15 21 VENUES FEATURE EXHILARATING WORKS AT FALL ARTNIGHT PASADENA OCT. 9, 2015 PASADENA, Calif.—Spend the evening exploring 21 prestigious arts and cultural institutions showcasing remarkable works by the best of Pasadena’s creative community from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 2015.  People of all ages and walks of life… Read More

Hot Weather Tips & Reminders October 8-12, 2015; Rose Bowl Soccer Match Traffic Info

Posted on October 8, 2015 in

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TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST HOT TEMPS OCTOBER 8-12, 2015 PASADENA, Calif.–It’s HOT out there Pasadena!  Weather officials are predicting excessive heat for Pasadena, the San Gabriel Valley and the greater Los Angeles County area for this weekend. This means an increased risk for heat-related illness and issues for the elderly, infants, outdoor workers and those venturing… 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


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


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 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

Disaster Information Sites

Posted on October 1, 2015 in

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When a major earthquake or other disaster occurs, chances are that communications will be challenged. Cell towers may fall; electricity for TVs and computers could be out; media outlets may struggle to get out information and cell phone batteries will only last about a day without re-charging. How will you find out critical emergency information… Read More

Shake-Out California

Posted on October 1, 2015 in

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Everyone, everywhere, should know how to protect themselves in an earthquake. The “Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills” are an annual opportunity in October for people in homes, schools and organizations to practice what to do during earthquakes, and to improve overall emergency preparedness. Are you ready to ShakeOut? We are! #ShakeOut is at 10:15 a.m. on… Read More

City Will Tow Cars During Next Red Flag Alert

Posted on October 1, 2015 in

Pasadena residents who live in the pre-designated areas that are posted and signed for Red Flag Alerts must move their cars when the next Red Flag Alert is declared by the Fire Chief, or designee. If not moved, vehicles will be towed at the owners’ expense. Most of the Red Flag areas are in and… Read More

Are You Prepared For Emergencies?

Posted on October 1, 2015 in

California is a great place to live, but every day brings us closer to the next major disaster. Whether it is fire, flood, drought, windstorms, El Nino, earthquakes or human-caused incidents, you need to prepare yourself, your loved ones and pets to survive after a major disaster. It is not a matter of “if” but… Read More

ArtNight Returns October 9

Posted on October 1, 2015 in

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Explore 21 prestigious arts and cultural institutions in Pasadena for free at ArtNight from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Experience a free evening of visual and performing arts and enjoy hands-on, interactive activities. Free shuttle service is provided by the City, with City Hall serving as the primary hub. For accessibility assistance… Read More