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Council District 4

  • District 4: Councilmember Gene Masuda

    Gene MasudaGene Masuda was elected to the Pasadena City Council in April 2011 to represent East Pasadena Rose Tickets Raffle 

    including the neighborhoods of Upper Hastings Ranch, Lower Hastings Ranch, Daisy-Villa, Eaton Blanche, East Eaton Wash, Eaton Canyon Wash, East Orange Grove, Fox Ridge/Canyon Close, Loma Vista, Sierra Madre Villa, and Victory Rose.

    Gene is dedicated to maintaining the City's fiscal discipline while protecting police and fire services. As a longtime neighborhood and quality of life advocate, Gene has a record of working to fight overdevelopment and traffic in order to maintain the character and beauty of residential neighborhoods. Gene is a leader in Pasadena's open space movement, dedicated to preserving and protecting Pasadena's natural open space.

    Gene successfully fought to keep the Edison right-of-way from being developed into storage units, led the effort to combat crime in East Pasadena and established the Gene Masuda Educational Center at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Pasadena. Gene was a Director of the Pasadena Educational Foundation, which raises millions of dollars for the PUSD. He is a strong supporter of the PUSD, where his own son was educated and has now gone on to college. Gene also has a married daughter and three grandchildren.

    Gene is a retired business owner and former President of one of East Pasadena's largest neighborhood associations. He graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He and his wife Joanne, a retired public school teacher, have lived in Pasadena for 25 years. 

  • Rose Tickets Raffle Recipients



    Rose Parade Lottery Winners 


    Soledad Hernandez

    Cecilia Canales

    Donna Nicholas

    Rosaline Stoiber

    Jeffrey Crane

    Jerry Graves

    Terry Schuler

    Hud Warren

    Shenhua Fang

    Kiana Hoc

    Jon Nalick

    Niver Daduryan

    Elora Casados

    Emily Bergandi

    Mike Piesik

    Andrew Hau

    Lemeisha Brooks




    2015 Rose Bowl Game Lottery Winners 

    Raymond Case 

    Adam Bedel 

    Bob Fletcher 

    Shane Seneviratne 

    Kjell Kling 

    Nancy Kramer 

    Arno Grether 

    Marcus Difiore 

    Carla Duplex 

    Mark Oune 

    Matthew Perrigue 

    Andree Stecker 

    Shelley Arakawa 

    Cindy Taylor 

    David Bayha 

    Marcelo Toledo 

    Doris Christy 

    Lovee Sarenas 

    Michael Chia 

    Sarkis Karaminassian 

    Dora Tynes 

    Adriana Lim 

    Bernadette Allen 

    Michelle Schurer 

    Ron Espinoza 


    Additional information for nonwinners: 

    Pasadena Residents - A limited number of tickets will be available to Pasadena residents age 18+ (only with valid CA license or CA ID card with a Pasadena address will be accepted as proof of residency) on Saturday, December 6 at 10 a.m. PT at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium Box Office. Line-ups will not be allowed prior to 7 a.m. that day. Individual ticket prices are $150 plus a $10 box office handling fee. Maximum of two per person; single tickets are available.  - See more at: http://www.tournamentofroses.com/Events/AllEvents/tabid/207/ctl/Details/Mid/894/ItemID/1/Default.aspx?ContainerSrc=[L]Containers/TOR/Title_noUnderline&SkinSrc=[L]Skins/TOR/content#sthash.dlzrHOeT.dpuf 



  • District 4 Community  Emergency Response Training

    By Harald Zechner Commissioner of the Pasadena Community Access Corporation Board


    Councilmember Gene Masuda’s invitation to District 4 residents wishing to learn Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) took place Saturday, October 25 at the former St. Luke Hospital site on Washington Blvd.  The day long event that included both classroom and out in the field hands on training was well attended by those wishing to sharpen their disaster skills.

    Pasadena Fire Department, Emergency Management Coordinator & Public Information Officer Lisa Derderian along with Firefighter/Paramedic Chris Reno and Urban Search & Rescue Fire Captain Richard Clark spoke about Disaster Preparedness, Light Search and Rescue, Fire Safety/Fire Suppression and Disaster Medical Operation.  A PowerPoint presentation and a lengthy question and answer session were all part of the two hour presentation.

    Training continued outside where attendees were shown various displays and setups including how to shut off a gas, electric or water meter, use a fire extinguisher or leverage to move heavy objects and work with power tools.  All were encouraged to participate and most did.  Sixteen or seventy, male or female they put out a real fire, used a power saw or moved a object that weighed more than they did.  

    Presented by the Pasadena Fire Department and Councilmember Gene Masuda this event was well organized and served the community well.  All who attended learned something that could save a life.  Who knows, maybe it could be their own.
    Also in attendance Pasadena Water and Power provided information on projects and rebates that encourage water and energy conservation.   


    Video from CERT

    District 4 CERT 


    Photos from CERT

    Or  click here to view the CERT Photos 


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