Watch the May 8, 2024, District 6 Town Hall and Read the Speakers' PowerPoint Presentations

In case you missed it, you can watch the full May 8, 2024, District 6 Town Hall below, courtesy of Pasadena Media. During the meeting, Vice Mayor Steve Madison was surprised with certificates, letters, flowers, and gifts in recognition of the 25th anniversary of when he was sworn onto the Pasadena City Council. You can also read the PowerPoint presentations by each of the Town Hall speakers: Caltech Professor Steven Low's PowerPoint Presentation Sandia Labs' Will McNamara's PowerPoint Presentation Caltech... continue reading »"Watch the May 8, 2024, District 6 Town Hall and Read the Speakers' PowerPoint Presentations"

Can PWP Be 100% Carbon-Free by 2030?

By Tim Brick Executive Director, Stewards of the Arroyo Seco Pasadena has set an ambitious goal to eliminate 100% of its greenhouse gas emissions from electric generation by 2030. City Council declared a Climate Emergency in January 2023 and ordered Pasadena Water and Power Department (PWP) to end the use of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, and gas, by that date. This goal is more aggressive than the state mandate and positions PWP as a leader in clean energy... continue reading »"Can PWP Be 100% Carbon-Free by 2030?"

San Rafael Elementary Gets High Marks for Morning ‘Valets’

By Mark Mastromatteo WPRA director In the years since PUSD’s San Rafael Elementary School has seen its popularity and student population boom, families and neighbors alike have noticed that the traffic around the school has increased significantly. And sometimes that creates problems, particularly at morning drop-off between 7:30 and 8 a.m. on school days. In the school’s long history, it has evolved from a neighborhood school to a successful award-winning dual immersion school. As such, nearly 500 students attend the... continue reading »"San Rafael Elementary Gets High Marks for Morning ‘Valets’"

Central Library Project Comes Into Focus and Other Pasadena Heritage Updates

By Sue Mossman Executive Director, Pasadena Heritage Much progress has been made in designing improvements for the Central Library, including critically needed seismic strengthening, improved ADA access and other health and safety improvements. At the same time, the future needs of the library have been studied so that it can better serve Pasadenans for the next 100 years. Designed by noted local architect Myron Hunt, the Central Library was the first of the three Civic Center buildings to be completed... continue reading »"Central Library Project Comes Into Focus and Other Pasadena Heritage Updates"

City Awards Contract for 710 Corridor Master Plan

By Lee Wallace WPRA director For almost 60 years Pasadena has not had access to the 50+ acre parcel that comprises the SR-710 northern stub. For this reason the City had not developed plans for its use. However, since the State recently relinquished the land to the City, the time to develop a comprehensive master plan and specific plan, among others, has come. After conducting a competitive selection process for firms to help develop a master plan, City Council in... continue reading »"City Awards Contract for 710 Corridor Master Plan"

Changes Coming Soon to the S. Pasadena Ave. Corridor

By Rick Madden WPRA director While the City determines what will become of the SR-710 freeway off-ramps at Del Mar and California boulevards, work is about to begin on a series of multimodal transportation improvements. The $85 million project will be funded by the Metro 2022 Measure R program. In the case of the corridor south of the ditch, plans call for improved sidewalks, bicycle lanes and signal lights to better direct traffic flow. On S. Pasadena Avenue, between California... continue reading »"Changes Coming Soon to the S. Pasadena Ave. Corridor"

Watch the 2024 State of the City Address

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Caltech's Cahill Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics on February 29, 2024, for Mayor Victor Gordo's 2024 State of the City Address! Special thanks to guest speakers Gabi Twombly, Caltech Student Body President; Dr. Andrew Howard, Caltech Executive Officer for Astronomy; and Dr. Melissa Ramirez, Caltech post-doctoral scholar in organic chemistry. In case you missed it, watch the full event here:

City of Pasadena and the One Arroyo Foundation Secure $500,000 Grant From California State Parks For One Arroyo Trail Critical Linkages Project

The City of Pasadena, in partnership with the One Arroyo Foundation, is thrilled to announce the successful acquisition of a significant $500,000 grant from California State Parks for the One Arroyo Trail Critical Linkages Project. This grant, part of the larger $6.7 million recommended by California State Parks to the Federal Highway Administration's Recreation Trails grant program (RTP), marks a crucial step towards enhancing outdoor recreational opportunities and preserving the natural beauty of the Arroyo Seco. The One Arroyo Trail... continue reading »"City of Pasadena and the One Arroyo Foundation Secure $500,000 Grant From California State Parks For One Arroyo Trail Critical Linkages Project"

Happy 125th Birthday to Castle Green!

On behalf of Vice Mayor Steve Madison, District 6 field representative Justin Chapman presented a Certificate of Recognition to Castle Green and Friends of Castle Green for their "continual efforts in preserving this significant landmark and its notable cultural contribution to the City of Pasadena" at Castle Green's 125th anniversary celebration on January 16, 2024. History: The Hotel Green was originally situated across Raymond Ave. The Annex of the Hotel Green (now, Castle Green) was opened on January 16, 1899. Castle... continue reading »"Happy 125th Birthday to Castle Green!"

New Plaques in Mills Place Alley Unveiled

Today, the City of Pasadena unveiled the new plaques in Mills Place Alley and on Fair Oaks Ave. with updated language describing the hateful incident in 1885 when a racist mob burned down a Chinese-owned laundry in that location. As local historian Matt Hormann wrote when he brought this story to light in a 2015 Pasadena Weekly article, this is a story of "courage and cowardice, of resilience and renewal." It's a recognition 138 years in the making. Thank you... continue reading »"New Plaques in Mills Place Alley Unveiled"