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Library Event Lets Public See an Array of Electric Cars Up Close

  “I’ve spoken to tons of owners and once you go electric you really can’t turn back,” said Tesla Advisor Michelle Chang, at the Pasadena Public Library Electric Vehicle Displays at the Central Library branch near City Hall on Saturday. Tesla, BMW, Prius, Chevy Volt, and even an electric Go-Kart were on display for the public to explore up close. “We are here to talk…

Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy Secures Grant for Study of San Rafael Hills and the Upper Arroyo Seco

Monday night, local open space advocates garnered help in their efforts to preserve more land as the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy approved a grant request by Pasadena-based Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy to conduct an important…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Riding the Green Wave: Local Kids Showcase that Composting is for Everyone

High Point Academy students speak with Pasadena Councilman Gene Masuda about the school’s Composting Program. High Point Academy is striving to be a model ‘green’ school. From composting and food scrap recovery to LED lighting and reduced paper use, High Point students are living the culture of environmental stewardship. In partnership with Waste Less Living, High Point Academy students showcased how local governments can comply with the Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law, AB 341 that requires cities to reduce their waste going to landfills by 75%. By recovering organics in the waste stream, composting it and using the finished compost as…

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