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Voluntary Evacuation of Pasadena Neighborhood

Voluntary Evacuation of Pasadena Neighborhood
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Residents of the Florecita neighborhood in the far northwestern portion of Pasadena have been advised to evacuate their homes on a voluntary basis. (Florecita is way up near the top of the red area on the map above.) The streets are Florecita Drive, Florecita Way, Florecita Lane, Florecita Terrace and Crestford Drive. All residents of […]

Be Smart During the Heat and Smoke

Be Smart During the Heat and Smoke

Here’s the latest Pasadena alert. Please note that shortly after I sent this news release out, Pasadena added more to the team that is responding to the Station Fire. There are now two engine companies plus one battalion chief. (In layman’s terms that’s two fire engines with four personnel assigned to each, plus one battalion […]

A Little Trivia

A Little Trivia

I intended to post Woodrow Wilson’s remarks to Pasadena today but am still waiting on a readable copy of the second page of that day’s Pasadena Daily News. The copy I have is pretty fuzzy. Stay tuned! In the meantime, how about a little trivia? 1. Which came first: Pasadena, California? Or Pasadena, Texas? 2. […]

What Do You Think?

What Do You Think?

As Pasadena’s General Plan is updated, it’s important to include the perspectives of everyone in the community. The City of Pasadena is making it easy for you! From Aug. 22 through Sept. 27, you can take one or more MoveAbout Tours and share your thoughts with city planners. Each of the six self-guided tours has […]

Ice Cream Social at City Hall

Ice Cream Social at City Hall

Yesterday City Manager Michael Beck hosted a lunch-hour ice cream social in the courtyard for employees. For the invitation Zack Stromberg, my talented graphic designer in the Public Affairs Office, did a take-off of “The Endless Summer” movie poster: Several department directors pitched in to help with scooping duties: Starting with the city manager in […]

Preview the New CityOfPasadena.Net

Preview the New  CityOfPasadena.Net

The new and improved www.cityofpasadena.net will be launched the middle of next week and a preview is on the site now! One click on the orange “Preview New City Web” button leads to an online example of how the remastered site will operate. Click on “Comments and Suggestions” to provide input and feedback on the […]

He Couldn't Just Blow Out 50 Candles!

He Couldn't Just Blow Out 50 Candles!

Calvin Wells, deputy chief of the Pasadena Fire Department, celebrated his 50th birthday on Friday in very unusual way. There was no cake, no candles or balloons. Instead, he ran up and down every one of the nearly 2,200 steps at the Rose Bowl Stadium! When Calvin was a young firefighter, he ran the stadium […]

Pasadena City Council, Commissions and Events — Week of August 3

Pasadena City Council, Commissions and Events — Week of August 3

Here are City of Pasadena highlights for the week of August 3, 2009 CITY COUNCIL The Pasadena City Council will meet Monday, Aug. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber (S249) at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. The agenda, complete with downloadable reports, is available here. The meeting will be televised live […]

Some Odds and Ends

Some Odds and Ends

Happy Friday! Here are few items that I’ve been meaning to post about but haven’t had any time to do. After I posted the big reveal to the Mystery History photo about the first locomotive in Pasadena, including the contributions of J.F. Crank, Mike Coppess was kind enough to provide additional information about Crank on […]

Pasadena's New Friendship City

Pasadena's New Friendship City

Pasadena has five Sister Cities, but many people don’t know that we have two Friendship Cities. The first, established in the late 1980s, is Kasukabe, Japan. Our newest, as of this week, if Paju, South Korea, is Pasadena’s newest Friendship City. Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard and Paju Mayor Ryoo Hwa-Sun sealed the deal on Monday […]