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Under a new contract with the City, the Housing Rights Center (HRC) is expanding its services in South Pasadena with comprehensive fair housing programming.
The HRC is a nonprofit civil-rights organization that has identified and addressed the challenges of housing discrimination since 1968. The HRC provides assistance to residents with discrimination complaints and landlord-tenant disputes. The HRC also provides outreach and public education, landlord-tenant counseling, housing discrimination investigation, mediation and legal services.

Contact the Housing Rights Center at (800) 477-5977 or (213) 201-0867 for TTY Users.
Flex Your Power South Pasadena!
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This summer temperatures are expected to be high and that means a high demand for electricity. The California Independent System Operator (ISO) calls for consumers to conserve electricity during heat waves. The ISO issues Flex Alerts to the public to notify them of these high demand days, when power use can surpass the electricity supply, making electricity deliveries difficult.

To find more ways to conserve, or to sign-up to receive notifications on Flex Alerts, visit

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Click hereto register for Connect South Pasadena, the City's emergency alert system and ensure that you & your loved ones receive the information you need to stay safe!  
Pasadena Humane Society
Have you found a stray dog? Is a pup in your neighborhood barking all day? Do you want to report a hurt animal? Maybe you are concerned about animal cruelty. The Pasadena Humane Society provides animal control services for South Pasadena residents and are available 24/7!

To learn more, visit their website or call (626) 792-7151 anytime.

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The City of South Pasadena Public Library Children's online program registration and notification signup features are available here. For more information, please contact the Library Children's Services at (626) 403-7258.

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So Cal Gas Community Meeting on Hydrostatic Pressure Testing
Saturday, July 30, 2016
So Cal Gas Community Meeting on Hydrostatic Pressure Test - Saturday_ July 30_ 2016 - 9_30 am to 10_30 am - Oneonta Congregational Church Gray Hall_ 1515 Garfield Avenue_ South Pasaden_ CA 91030
Block Party and Community Resources Fair
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Assemblymember Chris Holden_s Block Party and Community Resource Fair - Saturday_ July 30_ 2016 from 11 am to 3 pm - 500 Block of Jackson Street in Pasadena - Free to the Public
Assemblymember Chris Holden invites South Pasadena resident to his 17th Annual Block Party and Community Resource Fair on Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 11 am to 3 pm at the corner of North Madison Avenue and East Jackson Street in Pasadena, 91104. Come discuss legislative and community issues while enjoying live music, a classic car show, game trucks and much more! Information on local and state resources will also be available. A brief community recognition program starts at noon so please give yourself time to drive and park, bike, walk, or ride public transportationClick here for more information
National Night Out
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
National Night Out - Tuesday_ August 2 from 6 pm to 9 pm - Orange Grove Park_ 815 Mission Street - Free Admission - Games_ Food Trucks_ Inflatables_ Face Painting_ Video Game Truck_ and More_
With warmer evenings and longer summer days, the Community Services Department invites you to the 2nd annual National Night Out event to expand programming that incorporates recreational, educational, and family activities. By adding the use of parks as a social and community resource, we continue to build a sense of community right here in South Pasadena. Join us on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 6 pm to 9 pm at Orange Grove Park, 815 Mission Street, for an evening filled with games, food trucks, inflatables, rock climbing wall, educational opportunities, as well as information from our local Police and Fire Departments, City Management Office, and others. Admission is free!

Click here for more information, or call the Community Services Department at (626) 403-7380.

Shakespeare in the Park
Friday, August 5, 2016
Shakespeare by the Sea presents _Cymbeline_ - Friday_ August 5_ 2016 at 7 pm - Garfield Park_ 1000 Park Avenue - Admission is Free
The South Pasadena Community Services Department in collaboration with Shakespeare by the Sea invites you to a free performance of Shakespeare in Garfield Park, 1000 Park Avenue. Join us on Friday, August 5, 2016 at 7 pm. Bring a picnic, blankets and beach chairs along with your friends and family to settle in for a night of classic entertainment as we feature "Cymbeline".  Admission is free.

Click here for more information, or call the Community Services Department at (626) 403-7380.

Summer Concert Series Continues with Two More Concerts 
Sunday, August 7, 2016 
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Another summer brings yet another series of amazing free concerts at Garfield Park, 1000 Park Avenue. The City of South Pasadena's Community Services Department and the Parks & Recreation Commission are pleased to present the annual Concerts in the Park series, with two concerts remaining this season on Sunday, August 7, 2016 and Sunday, August 21, 2016 from 5 pm to 7 pm.
The City of South Pasadena holds its annual Concerts in the Park series with the support of South Pasadena business owners and individuals who have generously sponsored this family event. These festive concerts are made possible through the generous financial support of the following businesses and individuals:

Title Sponsors - $3,000 
Athens Services *Waste Collection *Recycling * Transfer *Disposal *Street Sweeping

Gold Sponsors - $1,500
G&M Oil Company Inc, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, SmileHaus Orthodontics
Silver Sponsors - $1,000
Charmean Neithart Interiors, Pansky Markle Ham LLP
Bronze Sponsors - $500
Ellen's Silkscreening, Longo Toyota-Scion-Lexus
Mamma's Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta, San Pascual Stables, South Pasadena Masonic Lodge #290
Special Friends Contributors- $50-$499
Beauty Secret 101, D & S Printing, John Caldwell Design,  
Kim's Hapkido Martial Arts School, Linda Ly, Magistrale Construction, Marz Gifts, MHi Property Management, New Vision Dental, Phoenix Food Boutique,Rene Ramos, South Pasadena High School Booster Club
South Pasadena Public Service Employees Association, Woman's Club of South Pasadena
Mark your calendar and join us at Garfield Park on the following Sundays:

August 7, 2016       Susie Hansen Band (Latin)
August 21, 2016    Upstream (Caribbean Reggae)
Click here for more information, or call the Community Services Department at (626) 403-7380.
Award-Winning Actor Bill Oberst Jr. Stars in "Pillar of Fire"
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Poster for Ray Bradbury_s _Pillar of Fire_ performed by Bill Oberst Jr.
Fresh off a sold-out debut run in Los Angeles, Ray Bradbury's "Pillar of Fire," a dynamic theatrical reading by actor Bill Oberst Jr will be presented at 7 pm on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the South Pasadena Public Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro Street. The performance is a 50 minute one-man tour de force by Emmy Award-winning film and television actor Bill Oberst Jr. from "Criminal Minds". The solo show was the Winner of the Platinum Award of the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival.    
The free event for all ages is presented by the South Pasadena Public Library, the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library, and SPARC (the South Pasadena Arts Council). Doors will open at 6:30 pm. No tickets or reservations are necessary and refreshments will be served. Click here for more information
Movies in the Park
Friday, August 12, 2016
Movie in the Park featuring _The Good Dinosaur - Friday_ August 12_ 2016 at 8_15 pm - Admission is Free
The South Pasadena Community Services Department will be hosting one more movie at Garfield Park! Bring a blanket and beach chairs along with your friends and family on Friday, August 12, 2016 as we will be featuring "The Good Dinosaur". Admission is free! Refreshments will be available for purchase starting at 7 pm and the movie will begin at 8:15 pm. Click here for more information or call the Community Services Department at (626) 403-7380.
Self Defense for Women by SPPD
Saturday, August 13, 2016
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Learn how to defend yourself and escape from critical situations. Instruction will include safety awareness, how to properly hit and kick, how to escape common holds, and how to fight while on the ground. The free class offered by the South Pasadena Police Department to women ages 18 and up will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 12 pm to 4 pm at the War Memorial Building, 435 Fair Oaks Avenue. You must be a South Pasadena resident and must pre-register to participate.
Space is limited, so register today at For more information about this and the upcoming Self Defense for Teens, call or email Dawn Muench today at or (626) 403-6492.
Dispose of Items Too Toxic to Trash
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Saturday, August 27, 2016
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Los Angeles County is hosting two FREE events this month to dispose of your items that are too toxic to trash.

Motor Oil and Oil Filter Recycling Event
AutoZone, 1100 W. Commonwealth Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91803
Saturday, August 13, 2016 from  10 am to 2 pm
In exchange for turning in your used oil, you will be rewarded with free oil filter recycling containers, shop towels and funnels while supplies last. Those recycling oil filters will also receive one new oil filter in exchange, also while supplies last.

Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Roundup
South Pasadena School District Parking Lot
1020 El Centro St, South Pasadena, CA 91030
Saturday, August 27, 2016 from  9 am to 2 pm
Pack your trunk with unwanted paint, solvents, automotive products, pool chemicals, garden chemicals, batteries, aerosol cans, light bulbs, electronic devices, and medicine.
For a list of where you can reduce, reuse and recycle around South Pasadena, please visit the City's website at
Community Meeting  on our Urban Forest 
Thursday, August 25, 2016
You are invited to a presentation on the City's urban forest, street lighting, traffic signals and median landscaping. The City is in the process of updating the Lighting and Landscape Maintenance District which funds the operation and maintenance of all these items.

South Pasadena is proud to be a part of Tree City USA, an Arbor Day Foundation program recognizing cities that support a healthy tree canopy. The benefits of a robust urban forest include cleaner air, improved storm water management, energy savings, increased property values, and commercial activity. Many of South Pasadena's trees are in the later stages of their life cycle which requires more pruning, removal, and eventually replacement. While the maintenance cost has risen, the assessment rate has not changed since 1996.
The Community Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 6:30 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1424 Mission Street. This meeting will provide information on the function of the District, and the proposed assessment updates. Please plan to attend to learn about the assessment update and to provide your input before the report is presented to the City Council for further consideration.
Prepare for Possible Rotating Outages this Summer
So Cal Edison flyer explaining Rotating Outages - To obtain this information_ go to http___on.sce.com_rotatingoutages
Due to the recent issues of Southern California Gas Company's Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, the State of California is predicting that electrical services in Southern California may be negatively impacted, leading to possibly multiple rotating electrical outages this summer.

What is a Rotating Outage?
A rotating outage is a controlled electric outage that is called as a last resort when there is a regional power emergency. For an hour at a time, Southern California Edison shuts down power by geographic groups, known as rotating outage groups, to help ease the demand on the electrical grid. These rotating outages are required by the California Independent System Operator (ISO) to help your community avoid larger and longer lasting power outages.

Where do I find my Rotating Outage Group Number?
You can find your Rotating Outage Group in a number of ways:

What can I do to help prevent rotating outages?
Southern California Edison encourages everyone to conserve energy this summer, including reduced use of electricity and natural gas. Click here to view tips on how to conserve electricity this summer

After School Program at Camp Med
School will be in session soon, and it's time to start thinking about enrolling your child in our fun-filled Camp Med After School Program. Your child will enjoy a mix of indoor and outdoor activities along with homework time at Orange Grove Park, 815 Mission Street. Youth in Grades 1 to 5 will delight at the wide variety of activities offered, including games, sports, reading, arts and crafts, homework time and a daily snack. Camp Med offers pick up from South Pasadena's elementary schools.

Applications are being accepted now and are required for participation in our program which begins Thursday, August 18, 2016. Fee are $80 per child per week. Register at the Recreation Division Office, 815 Mission Street, Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm.  An application packet is also available online at For more information please call 626-403-7380.
Sign Up for a Free Home Energy Assessment Screening  
Do you have high electricity bills? 
If so, the Energy Assessment Screening for Your Home (EASY) program provides a free home assessment that will help you identify opportunities to reduce your energy usage and costs. With the home assessment, you'll receive customized solutions and project recommendations, as well as information on rebate and financing programs through local utility companies like Southern California Edison (SCE) and Southern California Gas Company (SCG).
Participation in the EASY home assessment is voluntary. EASY is a program of the San Gabriel Valley Energy Wise Partnership, and the home assessments will be conducted by San Gabriel Valley Energy Wise Partnership program assessors.
To schedule your free EASY home assessment, visit

Now is the Time to Trim Your Oak Tree  
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Residents are allowed to trim their Oak Trees from July through October. In order to trim an oak or California native tree in South Pasadena, the resident must first complete and submit an application which can be picked up at City Hall, 1414 Mission Street, or downloaded from the City's website. Before trimming is allowed, a City Inspector will examine the tree to evaluate how much can be trimmed while still keeping the tree healthy. Note that a similar process exists for the trimming of all trees in the City. The tree trimming inspection and permit fee is only $60.00.

South Pasadena is proud to be a Tree City USA member. Healthy trees are important to our city for a variety of reasons. Trees clean our air, provide oxygen, cool the streets, conserves energy, help prevent soil erosion and water pollution, and beautify our City. 
Click here for more information on trimming trees
Sewer Rehabilitation and Replacement Project Phase 2 is Now Underway
Diagram of a Sewer Lateral - Homeowner is responsible for the sewer lateral to the point where it connects to the sewer main.
The City of South Pasadena commenced construction of the Sewer Rehabilitation and Replacement Project Phase 2 in May. This project is the second phase of a City-wide project to repair aging sanitary sewer lines.

You can assist by checking the health of your sewer lateral, the line that goes from your building to the public sewer line. Maintaining the lateral is the property owner's responsibility, and includes keeping the line flowing and free of debris such as roots, grease, and backed-up tissue paper. Clean, flowing laterals avoid back-ups into your property and do not leak sewage waste into our groundwater. Now would be a good time to have your lateral checked by your plumber. Residents and property owners should be on the look out for notifications specifying project construction start dates in your neighborhood. 
Click here for more information on Phase 2 of the Sewer Rehabiliation and Replacement project
SCAQMD Offering 3,000 Lawn Mowers for Exchange This Fall
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Southland residents can now register to save up to 70 percent on a new cordless-electric lawn mower through the South Coast Air Quality Management District's popular annual Lawn Mower Exchange Program.
Residents have the opportunity to register and choose from one of seven battery-electric models ranging from $100 to $250. To take advantage of this great offer, click here to register  or call 1-888-425-6247. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Exchange events will take place on Saturdays from 8 am to 12 pm as follows:
  • September 17, 2016 at the Veteran's Memorial Stadium, Long Beach
  • September 24, 2016 at the Airport Parking Lot, Van Nuys
  • October 1, 2016 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario
  • October 8, 2016 at Bourns Inc. Riverside
  • October 15, 2016 at the OC Fair & Event Center Parking Lot, Costa Mesa

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Upcoming Events
Clean Air Car Show and Green Living Expo
September 10, 2016
alternative fuel cars
Want to learn more about alternative fuel vehicles as well as sustainable and green living? Then come and visit the Clean Air Car Show and Green Living Expo on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 11 am to 4 pm. at Garfield Park. There will be several car dealers featuring the latest in alternative fuel vehicles, and various booths on conservation and sustainable living.

The award winning film "What is the Electric Car?" will be screened at 11:30 am, followed by a Q&A panel with industry experts. Afterwards, at 2:30 pm, an Energy Efficiency 101 workshop will be held to help residents learn how they can be more efficient with their energy use.

Are you a resident who owns a plug-in electric vehicle that you would like to show off? Contact the Environmental Programs Office to enter your car in the show!   
Click here for more information, or contact Jenna Shimmin in the Environmental Programs Office at (626)403-7311 or
Public Safety Open House
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Cruz'n for Roses Classic Car Show
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Cruz_n for Roses Car Show - Sunday_ September 18_ 2016 - 10 am to 3 pm - Mission Street from Fair Oaks to the Meridian Gold Line Station
The South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee invites you to their 12th annual Classic Car Show along legendary Route 66 on Sunday, September 18, 2016, from 10 am to 3 pm. The show will feature hundreds of hot rods, custom cars, and classics, as well as a raffle, refreshments, and exhibits of all sorts.

Car clubs and car enthusiasts are invited to join in the fun and display their cars. Independent judges will award trophies in all 18 car categories. And, special for 2016, organizers are looking for Post 1975 Stock and Modified cars. Contact Janet Benjamin at (626) 799-7813 for more information or to register your vehicle today, or go to!
Drought-Tolerant Landscape and Rain Barrel Event
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Drought-Tolerant Landscape and Rain Barrel Event - Descanso Gardens_ 1418 Descanso Drive_ La Canada Flintridge - 10 am to 2 pm - RSVPs are required
Learn more about water-wise landscapes, take advantage of purchasing a rain barrel for $10 ($85 with a $75 online rebate), and roam the beautiful Descanso Gardens on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 10 am to 2 pm.
Rain barrels can be picked up anytime during the event, but must be preordered by visiting The purchase of a rain barrel is not required to attend and does not save your space for the event.

Admission to the event and gardens is FREE (bring your ID) for South Pasadena residents who RSVP to or 626-403-7311. Space is limited, so act now.