Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Game Info

It’s that time of year again for America’s New Year celebrations!  Preparations are well underway and the excitement is building for Pasadena’s 128th Rose Parade and the 103nd Rose Bowl Game.  Both events will be held on January 2, 2017 due to the Tournament of Roses Association’s “Never on a Sunday” tradition. This year’s theme, "Echoes of Success," tells the story of how our character is developed through the selfless contributions of others. It is a celebration for those people,... continue reading »"Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Game Info"

Mayor Tornek’s State of City Set Jan. 18

Mark your calendars for Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek’s State of the City address, scheduled Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 at the Pasadena Unified School District’s Washington STEAM Magnet Academy, 1505 N. Marengo Ave. The event will be held in the school’s new multi-purpose gymnasium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. following a special ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the new gymnasium. The program will begin at 7 p.m. Mayor Tornek will provide financial information about the City as well as updates on... continue reading »"Mayor Tornek’s State of City Set Jan. 18"

Stay “in the Know” in Pasadena

Stay connected with Pasadena during the Holidays—and every day of the year! Use the following links for the latest info: City of Pasadena website: Our City Service Center is generally open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and can be reached at (626) 744-7311.  Go online for forms and links to download the mobile app. City’s main Twitter accounts:, @PasadenaGov, @PasadenaFD, @PWPnews, @PasadenaPD City Facebook page: KPAS, your government information cable... continue reading »"Stay “in the Know” in Pasadena"

Safety Tips for 2017 Parade and Bowl Game

• Overnight camping is permitted on parade route only on night of January 1, 2017. • A position on the sidewalk may be maintained along the parade route beginning at Noon Jan. 1. All persons   and property, such as blankets, chairs and personal items, must remain on the curb until 11 p.m., after which   parade spectators may move out to the blue “Honor Line” but not past it. • Small, professionally manufactured barbecues elevated at least 1 foot off ground are allowed on... continue reading »"Safety Tips for 2017 Parade and Bowl Game"

Visitor Hotline Opens Dec. 29

Got Questions? We have the answers! The 33rd annual Visitor Hotline dedicated to all things Rose Parade and Rose Bowl opens for business at 8 a.m., Thursday Tuesday, Dec. 29.  The toll free number is (877) 793-9911. Visitor Hotline Hours of Operation Thursday, Dec. 29  10 a.m.–5 p.m.  Friday, Dec. 30   10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Sunday, Jan. 1    10 a.m. – 2 p.m. In addition, download the free, interactive “GoPasadena” app and like... continue reading »"Visitor Hotline Opens Dec. 29"

Tobacco Prevention Campaign

Snakes, sheep and a poignant message from a little boy are part of an important, bilingual public awareness campaign by the Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) to help warn against the dangers of using menthol cigarettes, electronic vaping devices and tobacco-flavored products. The local educational campaign in English and Spanish is focused on reaching Latino and African-American youths and adults, especially in Northwest Pasadena, with social media messages, bus shelter displays, interior placards inside Pasadena Transit buses and point-of-sale ads... continue reading »"Tobacco Prevention Campaign"

2017 One City, One Story Selection

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen has been picked as the Pasadena Public Library’s 2017 One City, One Story community reading book. 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 conversation on important issues. The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as five other awards, The Sympathizer is the breakthrough novel of the year.... continue reading »"2017 One City, One Story Selection"

Bad Weather Shelter

Pasadena’s Bad Weather Shelter will open Nov. 25 and will close by about March 1, 2017. It is open only during periods of rain or cold weather. The shelter operates at the Pasadena Covenant Church, 539 N. Lake Ave. General criteria for opening is when there is an official forecast of 40 percent or more for rain/wet weather or 40 degrees or below at night. Call to confirm operations at (888) 915-8111.

Use Led Holiday Lighting to Save Cash

You know the holidays have arrived when Pasadena’s homes and businesses twinkle with festive lighting. Celebrate big and keep your costs small by switching to light emitting diodes (LEDs) for your decorating needs. Perfect indoors and out, LED holiday lights come in a huge variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Widely available at local stores, LEDs are virtually indestructible, you can connect up to 25 strings end-to-end without overloading a wall socket, and they burn cool, minimizing fire hazards and... continue reading »"Use Led Holiday Lighting to Save Cash"

Go Back to One Day Per Week Watering

Effective now thru March 31, 2017, outdoor watering is only permitted in Pasadena on Saturdays before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m. Additional water use restrictions will remain in place under the Level 2 Water Shortage Plan, including: • No watering during and 48 hours after rain • No filling of ornamental lakes or ponds • No washing vehicles except by using a handheld bucket or hose equipped with a water shutoff nozzle California remains in a long-term drought and... continue reading »"Go Back to One Day Per Week Watering"