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Pasadena is Third Greenest Mid-Size City in U.S., Study Shows

Pasadena City ranked third among the country’s “10 Greenest Mid-Size Cities” in a study conducted by MyLife.com, a social networking website with more than 60 million registered users. “[One of Pasadena's] nickname is ‘the City of Trees,’ so it makes perfect sense that it comes in at number three on this list,” MyLife said. “Pasadena is among the nation’s leading cities transforming into a clean…

State to Trade Gardeners’ Old Leaf Blowers for New Models

Professional Gardeners and landscapers will be able to trade their old backpack leaf blowers for a new model with South Coast Air Quality Management District’s leaf blower exchange program at Lawnmower Corner on Thursday, December 19.…

Sierra Madre Not Responsible for Robo-Phone Calls

Residents have reported receiving a “robo-call” from a group identifying itself as, “Water for You”, no other identification or return number is provided for this group. A number of residents have reported the calls as…

Pasadena Has Two New Paint Recycling Collection Sites

Two new PaintCare drop-off locations have been established in Pasadena . The California PaintCare program, which started in October 2012, provides locations for people to take unwanted, leftover paint to be recycled. Here are the…

Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB) Detected in Sierra Madre

City staff has been alerted to a number of new tree wounds in public trees in the downtown and Canyon areas. Investigations and consultations with local arborists have concluded that the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer…

Metro Says 710 Study Team is Active in Pasadena

According to Frederick C. Dock, Director of Transportation for the City of Pasadena, Metro’s SR 710 North Study team has informed Pasadena that members of…

Getting Around Clean and Green

Bicycles have been resurging these past few years, fueled by interest in personal fitness and concern for the environment. Serious cyclists go for the popular…

Waste Less Living Celebrates Opening of Walnut: A Local Based Eco-Boutique

Waste Less Living, a Pasadena-based company specializing in zero-waste planning, food scraps recovery and composting services, recently celebrated the grand opening of a local vendor…

City of South Pasadena Wins “Bike to Work Day” Challenge

South Pasadena City Council, in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), challenged the elected officials of the San Gabriel Valley Cities…

Free Mulch Beginning June 1, 2013 While Supplies Last

Help your garden grow, control weeds and retain moisture in your soil while adding a polished touch to your garden landscape. The Pasadena Department of Public Works is offering free mulch while supplies last as another environmentally friendly service to residents. Beginning on June 1, the City’s new Mulch Give-Away program will allow Pasadena residents to pick up free mulch, a nutrient-rich blend of tree trimmings from City street trees, for use in their yards. To get mulch, residents will need a shovel, containers, gloves and eye protection. Residents may take as much free mulch as needed while supplies last.…

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