New Smartphone App to Explore Pasadena

Smart Phone App 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 uses geo-targeting to search for nearby restaurants, events, retail offerings, museums and lodging. It highlights discounts and specials at restaurants, retailers and... continue reading »"New Smartphone App to Explore Pasadena"

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 Ave. through March 2018. All staff will retain existing telephone numbers and email addresses. Robinson Park’s main line, (626) 744-7330, is being forwarded to the... continue reading »"Robinson Park Renovation Update"

One City, One Story - March 2nd

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the special One City, One Story “Author’s Night” discussion beginning at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 2, with “The Sympathizer” author Viet Thanh Nguyen. The event will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., across the street from City Hall. Now in its 15th year, One City, One Story is designed to broaden and deepen an appreciation of reading and literature by recommending a compelling book that sparks a community... continue reading »"One City, One Story - March 2nd"

Vector Control Changes Announced

The Pasadena Public Health Department plans to join forces with the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District to improve customer service against mosquito-borne diseases. The process of merging with the District is already underway and will take about one year to complete. The goal is to better protect the public from life-threatening diseases such as West Nile Virus, and Zika Virus. At a cost of less than $1 per month per parcel to all residential property owners, the... continue reading »"Vector Control Changes Announced"

Community Meetings on Budget Held

The public is invited to attend one or all three special Community Budget Meetings in February and March hosted by Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell and Finance Department Director Matthew Hawkesworth in order to have a better understanding of City finances and to share views on budget issues. The meetings will be held at the following dates, times and locations. • Wednesday, Feb. 15, 6-8 p.m., Victory Park Community Center,2575 Paloma St. • Thursday, Feb. 23, 6-8 p.m., Council Chamber,... continue reading »"Community Meetings on Budget Held"

Your Vote Is Your Voice

On March 7, 2017, Pasadena’s voters will go to the polls to elect representatives for City Council Districts 3, 5 and 7 and for Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education Seats for Districts 1, 3, 5 and 7. Early voting will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5 at the Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave. The Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters staff will oversee the early... continue reading »"Your Vote Is Your Voice"

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

Mark your calendars for the annual Mayor’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast, 7:30-9 a.m., Thursday, May 4 at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St. This event brings together more than 700 community leaders of all faiths, civic and social service organizations, City leaders and others for an annual gathering of uplifting messages, music, networking and fellowship. Ticket and event information at

Be Prepared in 2017

Don’t let 2017 slip past you without getting prepared for emergencies and disasters. During a large, regional catastrophe—either natural or human-caused—first responders and government resources will be overwhelmed. You must be prepared to survive on your own without outside help. Your life and the lives of your family, loved ones and animal companions may depend on what you door don’t do to be prepared. Have enough food, water, clothes, medicine, batteries & radios, and other basic supplies to last up... continue reading »"Be Prepared in 2017"

Overnight Parking Permits

No Parking Sign The City wishes to remind the public that no parking is allowed nightly on City streets between 2-6 a.m. except with a permit. Annual overnight permits may be purchased through the Parking Office. Additionally, temporary overnight parking exemptions (TOPE) are available either online, or may be purchased from 5 kiosks located throughout the City. For more information go to; call (626) 744-7665 or email

Pasadena International Film Festival

Passes to the Pasadena International Film Festival are available now for the nine day event, March 8-16, 2017. More than 100 entrants from 15-plus countries will be screened, including features, shorts, documentaries, music videos, animation and web series. Every programming block ends with a moderated-hosted Q&A. For more information go to, call (310) 498-7204 or email to