Posted on November 25, 2015 in

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 9, 2015 #069-15 THANKSGIVING 2015 HOLIDAY CLOSURES, REMINDERS FOR CITY OF PASADENA PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and most City services will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in observance of Thanksgiving Day.  Specific closures and exceptions are noted below. The… Read More


Posted on November 24, 2015 in

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 24, 2015 #074-15 PUBLIC INVITED TO DEC. 1, 2015 EL NINO FORUM; RESIDENTS URGED TO PREPARE PASADENA, Calif.— Weather forecasters and scientists are predicting the upcoming El Niño weather pattern could bring severe storms that will impact Southern California with flooding, mud slides, wind damage, related power outages and property damage. … Read More


Posted on November 24, 2015 in

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 25, 2015  #075-15 NEW PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR APPOINTED BY CITY MANAGER PASADENA, Calif.—City Manager Michael J. Beck has appointed Ara Maloyan as the new Director for Pasadena’s Public Works Department.  As the Public Works Department Director, Mr. Maloyan will be responsible for all administrative and operational aspects of the department,… Read More


Posted on November 20, 2015 in

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 20, 2015 #070-15 PASADENA’S “OPERATION GOBBLE GOBBLE” LANDS FOR 13TH YEAR SAT. NOV. 21 PASADENA, Calif.—Mayor Terry Tornek, Ralphs Grocery Company and Food 4 Less will host the 13th Annual “Operation Gobble Gobble” beginning at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, November 21, 2015 in front of Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave.… Read More


Posted on November 17, 2015 in

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 17, 2015 #071-15 PASADENA RELEASES OIR REPORT ON MCDADE SHOOTING PASADENA, Calif.—The City today is releasing a redacted copy of a report on the March 24, 2012 police officer-involved shooting of Kendrec McDade after the City’s plan to release the report was confirmed by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James… 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 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 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 if you need help about how to prepare, or visit our new… Read More


Posted on November 5, 2015 in

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Tri-City News Release: Burbank, Glendale & Pasadena Alert  Public to Utility Scam  “Scammers threaten to cutoff power unless victims pay alleged overdue bill.” BURBANK, Calif. (November 5, 2015) – The Cities of Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena are joining forces to inform the public about an ongoing utility scam that has claimed victims in all three cities.… Read More


Posted on November 5, 2015 in

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VIDEO: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A PASADENA PATROL OFFICER We spent time with Patrol Officers from the Pasadena Police Department to get an inside look at what it’s like to wear a police badge. We watched Pasadena’s finest conduct field sobriety tests to keep drivers, cyclists and pedestrians safe on the road; we… Read More