Friday, October 30, 2009

Looking for Something to Do?

Here are City of Pasadena highlights for the week of Nov. 2.

All events are free.

Saturday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m. Children are invited to come in costume and enjoy Halloween storytime fun at Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St. (626) 744-4066.

Saturday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Kids up to age 13 are invited to a Halloween festival at Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., complete with costume contest, arts and crafts, moon bounce, face painting and refreshments. (626) 744-7305.

Monday, Nov. 2, at 5:30 p.m. – Help decide which tree species should be planted in the South Fair Oaks Specific Plan area during a community meeting at Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave. (626) 744-4321.

Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m. – As we prepare for a Northwest Pasadena marketing campaign, stakeholders are invited to provide their best ideas during a community meeting at Jackie Robinson Center. (626) 744-6879.

Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 a.m. – Walk around the 3.3-mile Rose Bowl Loop with City Councilman Steve Madison and Red Cross CEO Ben Green. Meet at Gate A at the Rose Bowl Stadium.

Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 6:30 p.m. – The topic of the fifth and final event in the General Plan speaker series at PCC’s Community Education Center, 3035 E. Foothill Blvd., is “Our Plans and the Marketplace.”

Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 1 p.m. – This week’s film in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St., is “The Astronaut Farmer” starring Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen and Bruce Dern in the story of a farmer who is a retired NASA astronaut who wants to build his own rocketship despite government threats to stop him. (626) 744-4066.

Thursday, Nov. 5, at 3:30 p.m. – The animated feature film “Shrek” (with the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and John Lithgow) will be shown at La Pintoresca Branch Library and they’ll even provide the popcorn! (626) 744-7268.

Thursday, Nov. 5, at 5 p.m. – Local stand-up comic Nat Read will share characters, legends and stories in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library as part of Pasadena Public Library’s “The Origins of Storytelling” series. (626) 744-4066.


The Pasadena City Council will meet Monday, Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber (room S249) at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave.

* Geothermal Energy – Pasadena’s Integrated Resource Plan adopted by the council includes aggressive renewable-energy goals of 15 percent by 2010, 33 percent by 2015 and 40 percent by 2020. On Monday night the council will consider authorizing Pasadena’s participation in a memorandum of understanding among seven parties to embark on an exploratory drilling project to determine the potential for a power plant using geothermal energy – generated by converting hot water or steam from deep beneath the earth’s surface into electricity – at the Salton Sea.

* Cornice at Raymond Renaissance – On Oct. 12 the council reviewed a prior decision of the Design Commission to allow Italian plaster as a substitute for the copper called for in the approved plan for the cornice (decorative roof projection) at the Raymond Renaissance project on Raymond Avenue at Holly Street. They tabled the discussion until they could receive more detailed and clarifying information from staff, which will be presented Monday night.

The full agenda, complete with downloadable reports, is available here.

The meeting will be televised live on KPAS and via streaming video (click on Video Streaming on the right side of the screen).


The City Council’s Public Safety Committee will meet Monday, Nov. 2, at 4:15 p.m. in the Grand Conference Room (basement room S038) at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. Agenda items include annual reports for Recreation and Parks Commission and Code Enforcement Commission; analysis of Los Angeles County sex offenders ordinance; presentation about Pasadena Local Emergency Alert System (PLEAS); and update on Pasadena High School softball field.

The Nov. 2 meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission has been canceled.

The Accessibility and Disability Commission will meet Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 3 p.m. in the Training Room (basement room S018) at Pasadena City Hall. Agenda items include review of final draft of updated ADA transition plan for structural improvements; and program accessibilities issues related to city services.

The Recreation and Parks Commission will meet Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m. at Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St. Agenda items include proposed support of new walkway at Washington Park; 2011 call for capital improvement project ideas and review of CIP process; and CIP budget review, evaluation of consistency with master plan and potential opportunities for new funding.

The Human Services Commission will meet Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Agenda items include update on commission forums; update on International Human Rights Day; update on essay contest; and recommendations on community concerns related to Leroy Barnes.

The Pasadena Community Access Corporation Board will meet Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the “green room” at the KPAS studio, 2047 N. Los Robles Ave., Suite 109. Agenda items include Pasadena cable service providers’ public access plans.

The Zoning Hearing Officer will conduct public hearings Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. in the Hearing Room at the Permit Center, 175 N. Garfield Ave. (enter through the Ramona Street door). Agenda items include recommended approval with conditions of a conditional use permit to allow the sale of beer and wine for on-site and off-site consumption in conjunction with the operation of an existing restaurant and catering service at 1 W. California Blvd., #213 and #312 (Porta Via Italian Foods); and recommended approval with conditions of modification of a condition of approval requiring construction of new fencing before Jan. 1, 2010, to instead take place after completion of the East Walnut Street extension project at 2940 E. Foothill Blvd.

The Nov. 5 meeting of the Rose Bowl Operating Company Board has been canceled.

Ann Erdman
Public Information Officer
City of Pasadena
Public Affairs Office
100 N. Garfield Ave., Room S228
Pasadena CA 91109
(626) 744-4755
Cell: (626) 375-2742
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Twitter: pasadenapio


Kathy said...

There's more to do per capita in Pasadena than anywhere in the world.

Petrea said...

Hi Ann,

This is kind of off the subject, but I can't find the info on the city's website: PWP Web says we can water Tuesday Thursday Saturday from April through October.

Then what?