Announcements and Information
Holiday closures for City facilities
Dec 19 2016 - 11:04:00 am
The City of Pasadena will be closed Friday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Dec. 26 for the Christmas holiday. This includes: City Hall, Water Billing, the Municipal Services Building, both libraries, all recreation centers and other City facilities. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, Dec. 27.

The City of Pasadena (including all buildings listed above) will also be closed Monday, Jan. 2 for New Year's. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Emergency services will remain available as usual.

Trash pick-up:

No City garbage collection will be made: Dec. 23-26, Jan. 2.

For Waste Management customers, all areas will be running on normal schedule except for Christmas Day. There will not be any trash pick-up on Dec. 25. Residential pick-up will resume on the customer's next scheduled day. Commercial pick-up will be delayed one day.
Neighborhood Matching Grant program now open
Dec 16 2016 - 02:01:00 pm
The Neighborhood Matching Grant program is now open for the 2017 budget year. The program offers Pasadena residents a proven way to improve the safety, attractiveness and amenities of their neighborhood with assistance from the City of Pasadena.

Who can apply?

Any neighborhood/homeowner association in Pasadena may apply for the program.

What projects are eligible?

Any project that improve the health, safety and welfare of the neighborhood may be eligible. Some project ideas include, but are not limited to:

  • Neighborhood landscaping
  • Security cameras
  • Installation of playground equipment
  • Neighborhood signage
  • Lighting

When are applications due?

All neighborhood/homeowners associations that want to apply for funding need to have seven copies of their applications hand-delivered to the Neighborhood Network Division office (1211 Southmore) on April 11, 2017 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. A neighborhood representative will be required to sign a sheet of delivery when the application is submitted.

When will the grants be awarded?

The Neighborhood Matching Grant review board members will announce the funding decisions to the neighborhood/homeowner associations board members who applied for funding at a meeting on Wednesday, May 3. The meeting will be held at 1 p.m. in City Council Chambers (1211 Southmore).

For more information/assistance with the application:

Neighborhood/homeowner associations may contact email Karen Hollon at for questions and assistance, or call the Neighborhood Network at (713) 475-7221.
Santa Claus will visit Pasadena neighborhoods this weekend
Dec 12 2016 - 04:52:00 pm
Santa Claus is coming to town! But this weekend, his mode of transportation won’t be a sleigh with reindeer; he’ll be coming on a firetruck, escorted by members of the Pasadena Volunteer Fire Department.

Firefighters from each of the City’s nine fire districts will cover streets and neighborhoods in their district on Saturday, Dec. 17 and, if needed, Sunday, Dec. 18. Because there are differences in the sizes of each fire district, there are no set times for the visits, but typically, the districts get started sometime around dark or late in the afternoon (around 3 p.m.).

Even without a definite start time, when the fire trucks get close to each neighborhood, kids are usually aware of it. The trucks’ lights will be flashing and their sirens will go off, as Santa and the firefighters make their way down the street passing out candy.

Pasadena Volunteer Fire Department has been hosting the event for more than 25 years, and it has become a favorite tradition for both residents and firefighters.

For more information, contact the Pasadena Volunteer Fire Department at (713) 475-5554.
See historical homes decorated for the holidays at Heritage Park
Dec 12 2016 - 04:50:00 pm
Heritage Park & Museum, in partnership with the Pasadena Historical Society and the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, will host a Christmas Open House and Mixer. The event will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Heritage Park & Museum (204 South Main).

The historical homes will be decorated for the holidays, and there will be tours of the museum. In addition, there will also be food and Christmas music performances by local students for guests to enjoy.

The Christmas Open House and Mixer is a free event. For more information, please view the event flyer or call (713) 472-0565.
Parade, Santa photos and more on Saturday, Dec. 10
Dec 07 2016 - 03:13:00 pm
This Saturday will be a day full of Christmas fun for the whole family. Below are some of the events planned for Saturday, Dec. 10 (or view the flyer):

  • Santa Picture Day
    10 a.m. to noon
    Fairmont library
    (4330 Fairmont)
    Free event
    Bring a camera and let the library's photographer take a picture of you and your family with Santa.

  • Pictures with Santa
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Fire Station 8
    (4100 Space Center)
    $7 per photo; proceeds benefit Toys for Tots.
    Bring your kids, your family and even your pets for a picture with Santa, and help the Pasadena Volunteer Fire Department raise money for a great cause.

  • Home for the Holidays Animal Adoption Event
    Noon to 4 p.m.
    Pasadena Animal Shelter
    (5150 Burke)
    Cat adoption fee: $20
    Dog adoption fee: $50
    Hosted in partnership with Locktite Storage, this event is designed to help the animals at our shelter find a loving home, just in time for the holidays! The adoption fee includes a microchip and spay/neuter.

  • Santa Picture Day
    2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Central library
    (1201 Jeff Ginn)
    Free event
    Bring a camera and let the library's photographer take a picture of you and your family with Santa.

  • Holiday Lighted Parade
    7 p.m.
    Fairmont Parkway
    (Pansy to Watters and back)
    Free to enter; download an entry form now.
    Join us as Fairmont is transformed into a winter wonderland with more than 50 entries from local organizations and groups.
Low-cost vaccinations for cats and dogs on Saturday, Dec. 10
Dec 07 2016 - 03:09:00 pm
Low-cost vaccinations for cats and dogs will be offered on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Crenshaw Park Pavilion (4950 Burke). The vaccination packages that will be offered include:

For Dogs:
• Package A (Rabies vaccination): $12
• Package B (Rabies/DHPP vaccinations): $29
• Package C (Rabies/DHPP/Bordetella vaccinations): $46
• Package D (Rabies/DHPP/Bordetella/Canine Influenza vaccinations): $68

For Cats:
• Package A (Rabies vaccination): $12
• Package B (Rabies/FVRCPC vaccinations): $29
• Package C (Rabies/FVRCPC/FELV vaccinations): $50

More information is available on the event flyer.
Holiday Lighted Parade rescheduled due to expected rainfall; now set for Saturday, Dec. 10
Dec 02 2016 - 04:38:00 pm
Pasadena’s Holiday Lighted Parade has been rescheduled, due to the expected rainfall this weekend. The parade will now be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10.

The parade route remains the same; it will start at the intersection of Fairmont Pkwy. and Pansy St., then will travel along Fairmont to Watters, make a U-turn and go back to Pansy.

The road closures scheduled for the parade have also been rescheduled. Pansy St. will be closed from Keith to Fairmont from 3-9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. In addition, Fairmont Pkwy. will also be closed from approximately 6:30-10:00 p.m.

The annual Holiday Lighted Parade is hosted by the City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Strawberry Festival. For an entry form, visit For more information or questions about the parade, call (281) 991-9500.
More than 8,000 cans of food used in huge Christmas display at City Hall
Dec 02 2016 - 04:35:00 pm
Pasadena’s City Hall has been transformed into a larger-than-life Christmas scene, thanks to Kroger and the students at the Dr. Kirk Lewis Career & Technical High School. The display includes Thomas the Train, a snowman, a Christmas tree, several gingerbread men and more.

And, amazingly, it’s all made out of food.

In total, more than 8,000 cans of food were used for the “CANstruction” project. The students began collecting food at the school, but the project was able to expand beyond everyone’s expectations when Kroger generously offered to donate more than 7,000 cans of food.

Under the instruction of David Scarcella, engineering and robotics students created the design using CAD software and mathematics skills. Art students and organizations and clubs within the school helped create custom wrappings for each can and wrapped them all by hand.

Students assembled the scene at Pasadena’s City Hall (1211 Southmore), where it will be on display throughout the holiday season.

In early January, the students will return to take down the scene, and Kroger will donate all of the canned goods to the five Pasadena food pantries who were part of the city’s annual Can Do Food Drive.

To see photos of the CANstruction, visit our online photo gallery.
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