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For the first time, the Great Los Angeles Walk will pass through Pasadena on
Saturday, November 23. Starting at
9 a.m. in Arcadia County Park, the route traverses Pasadena on Colorado Blvd. on its way to Figueroa Street, Highland Park and downtown Los Angeles.
November 23 and 24 from 12-8 p.m.,
Amazon Prime Video will be taking over the Rose Bowl stadium for a free, immersive fan experience inspired by
The Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will celebrate 42 years of irreverent frolicking on the streets of Pasadena with “shake, rattle and roll” as its theme on
Sunday, November 24, stepping off at
11 a.m. at 2627 E. Colorado Blvd.
For 49 years, Union Station Homeless Services has hosted Dinner in the Park on
Thanksgiving Day, November 28
. This community event provides thousands of holiday meals and hope for all who attend, including homeless men, women, children, seniors, very low-income families, and those with no place to go during the holidays. Want to
? The annual event will be held in Central Park, 219 S. Fair Oaks,
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, November 28, the second annual Rose Bowl Turkey Trot comes to Pasadena for a timed 5K race on Thanksgiving morning at the Brookside Golf Course. Racers, walkers, and trotters will complete a 5K route and finish back at the grounds of the Rose Bowl. The event is for all ages; leashed dogs are welcome. The start line and registration table will be located at North Lot K (Corner of West Drive and Seco Street) Parking will be located in Lot K. Registration/check-in is at
8 a.m., and the race begins at
Join Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek for a city holiday tradition: the Mayor’s annual tree-lighting celebration,
5-7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. Pasadena’s free celebration features local singers and dancers, crafts for kids, free, light refreshments and a special appearance by Santa. The Mayor lights the city’s official tree at
On Saturday, December 7, celebrate the holidays during South Lake Avenue’s annual Holidayfest at The Shops on Lake Avenue, 345 S. Lake Ave. Presented by
the South Lake Business Association, you are invited to take advantage of in-store specials and promotions at over 40 S. Lake Ave. merchants. Additional festive activities include a themed scavenger hunt, live music, photos with Santa, holiday crafts for kids, carolers, cookie decorating, holiday character photo ops, raffles, giveaways and much more!
12 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Admission is free.
The city of Pasadena and Visit Pasadena have launched a campaign to encourage local shopping and dining in this holiday season. The 'Shop Pasadena' campaign puts a spotlight on the hundreds of independently-owned Pasadena businesses.
On December 28-30 the Tournament of Roses will sponsor the second annual Sip&Savor event. Ticket holders can sample some of Southern California's favorite eateries, while sipping from craft breweries and regional wineries, and enjoying live entertainment.
In May 2019 Pasadena adopted an ordinance requiring the seismic retrofit of so-called “soft-story” buildings. These structures are wood-framed buildings with more than one story that typically have extensive ground-story windows, garage doors or open-air spaces (such as parking) with little or no solid walls. City staff estimates there are 493 wood soft-story buildings that require evaluation and possible retrofit.
Letters will be sent to owners of these buildings before the end of 2019.
The Pasadena Public Works Department, and Parks and Natural Resources Division have declared open the fall 2019 - project request submission period for the 2020 Landscape Beautification Program. The program formalizes the process by which requests for landscape improvements in city parks and other city-maintained landscapes are received and processed by the city. Typically these projects include irrigation renovations, new plant material, and the use of mulch or decomposed granite. The public is welcomed to submit project suggestions by completing and
submitting the application form
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no later than December 13.
The city of Pasadena's primary municipal election will be held on
March 3, 2020. The official nomination period closes at
5 p.m. on
Friday, Dec. 6. Nomination papers will be available in the Office of the City Clerk, 100 N. Garfield Ave., Room S228. Candidates may circulate nomination petitions for the Office of Mayor (elected citywide) for a full four-year term, or for members of City Council for Districts 1, 2, 4, and 6, each elected for a full four-year term.
Parsons announced the City of Pasadena as one of 10 cities to be identified as Smart Cities Challenge semifinalists during the CoMotion LA Conference. Selected from a competitive pool of international applicants, the City of Pasadena will now move into the next selection phase before a finalist is announced this spring.