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

Sunday, September 20, 2015 | 5:54 am

  “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, Chev... More »


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

Thursday, May 15, 2014 | 4:17 am

Pasadena City ranked third among the country’s “10 Greenest Mid-Size Cities” in a study conducted by, 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 s... More »


State to Trade Gardeners’ Old Leaf Blowers for New Models

Friday, December 20, 2013 | 7:42 am

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. Old but operational back... More »


Sierra Madre Not Responsible for Robo-Phone Calls

Monday, December 16, 2013 | 12:42 pm

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 “threatening” and the City fe... More »


Pasadena Has Two New Paint Recycling Collection Sites

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 11:40 am

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 collection sites for Pasadena ... More »


Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB) Detected in Sierra Madre

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 | 11:33 am

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 (PSHB) has very likely found a host in the tr... More »


Metro Says 710 Study Team is Active in Pasadena

Thursday, September 26, 2013 | 5:19 pm

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 the study team will be conducting noise measurements at the following schools: Sequoyah School, Waverly S... More »


Getting Around Clean and Green

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 | 5:34 pm

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 road, mountain or fixie bikes, but for those who are looking for economical transportation and an alt... More »


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

Friday, June 14, 2013 | 2:07 pm

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 and the City of Los Angeles in securing the largest number of pledges for â... More »


Volunteers to Construct New Rain Garden Saturday, June 8

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 | 11:12 am

Local volunteers will build the City’s newest public rain garden from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, June 8 at 200 E. Washington Blvd., in Northwest Pasadena. The all-day event will feature a hands-on “Rain Garden Workshop” where volunteers will learn... More »