Enhancing Livability and Safety

The Pasadena Department of Transportation is currently studying how to enhance livability and safety on Orange Grove Boulevard from Lake Avenue to Sierra Madre Villa Avenue. Public Outreach meetings will be held in late-March. For more information, meeting dates and opportunities to participate in the process, please visit the project website.  http://saferstreets.cityofpasadena.net/

Special Neighborhood Night at the Museum

Pasadena Museum of History and Councilmember Masuda invite District 4 residents to Neighborhood Night Pasadena Museum of History 470 West Walnut Street Wednesday, August 2, 5:00-7:30 pm Image: Yoko Mazza. #40 at Speed, 2013. Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches. Courtesy of artist Councilmember Masuda and the Pasadena Museum of History cordially invite all residents of District 4 to enjoy a special Neighborhood Night at the Museum on Wednesday, August 2 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. Gather with your neighbors at a reception with light... continue reading »"Special Neighborhood Night at the Museum"

Dr. Beech Honored By Former Students

District 4 Commissioner, Dr. Mel Beech, honored by former students! Fifty Years On, These Former Students Still Love Their Sixth-Grade Homeroom Teacher Having learned in harmony during a time of racial strife, they gathered at Mijares Restaurant last Saturday evening to thank the man who guided them in their youth and enriched their lives foever. Dr. Mel Beech, a former sixth-grade Pasadena Unified teacher no one from his homeroom class of 1967-68 will ever forget, told Pasadena Now he remembers... continue reading »"Dr. Beech Honored By Former Students"

District 4 Community Emergency Response Training

By Harald Zechner, Pasadena Community Access Corporation Board Member 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... continue reading »"District 4 Community Emergency Response Training"

Are We Earthquake Ready? District 4 Community Forum 1.28.16

Pasadena Vice Mayor Gene Masuda invited the public to a District 4 Community Forum at the Victory Park Community Center to hear about earthquake preparedness from one of the world’s preeminent earthquake scientists, Lucy Jones, Ph.D. Vice Mayor Gene Masuda with Lucy Jones PhD Lucy Jones is one of the world’s leading seismologists and a public voice for earthquake science and safety.  A seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and a Visiting Research Associate at the Seismological Laboratory of... continue reading »"Are We Earthquake Ready? District 4 Community Forum 1.28.16"

Level 2 Water Shortage Plan Adopted 2 Day Only Outdoor Watering

PASADENA, Calif.—The Pasadena City Council on June 1, 2015 adopted the City’s Level 2 Water Supply Shortage Plan requiring additional mandatory water restrictions for residents and businesses effective immediately due to the severe drought in California. The Council action to adopt the Level 2 Plan: Bans outdoor watering on Thursdays. Outdoor watering is now allowed only on two days per week, Tuesdays and Saturdays, before 9 a.m. or after 6 p.m. Adopts a 28-percent water conservation goal citywide that aligns Pasadena with mandated reductions... continue reading »"Level 2 Water Shortage Plan Adopted 2 Day Only Outdoor Watering"

Mayor Terry Tornek and City Councilmembers Sworn Into Office; Councilmember Gene Masuda Elected Vice-Mayor

A three-part ceremony laced with light-hearted laughter saw the dissolution of one City Council and the swearing in of the next at Pasadena City Hall Monday afternoon and evening. Bill Bogaard became a private citizen once again, as did Vice Mayor Jacque Robinson. Mayor Terry Tornek was officially sworn in as Pasadena’s new Mayor, along with incoming Tyron Hampton and re-elected Margaret McAustin, Gene Masuda, and Steve Madison as Councilmembers. As the Council’s first business, Councilmember Gene Masuda was unanimously elected... continue reading »"Mayor Terry Tornek and City Councilmembers Sworn Into Office; Councilmember Gene Masuda Elected Vice-Mayor"

Sierra Madre Villa Pedestrian Corridor Public Art Project Installation

Located in East Pasadena, the Sierra Madre Villa Pedestrian Corridor project consists of sidewalk expansion, lighting, landscaping and public art along the east side of Sierra Madre Villa Avenue to and from the Sierra Madre Villa Metro Light Rail Station. Kyungmi Shin’s artwork titled Road Blossoms, utilizes the newly installed City light poles and the retaining wall. The proposed project is intended to improve the pedestrian experience along the freeway underpass and create a more pleasant overall environment. Inspired by... continue reading »"Sierra Madre Villa Pedestrian Corridor Public Art Project Installation"