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National Night Out
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Community Services Department invites you to the 3rd 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 7th from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at Orange Grove Park
(815 Mission Street) for an evening filled with games, food, activities, educational opportunities, as well as information from our local police and fire departments,
city management office, and others. 

Admission is free! 

For more information please call the Community Services Department at (626) 403-7380 or visit


Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Event
Saturday, August 18, 2018

Guide to Tree Watering 

Trees are an integral part of South Pasadena and add to the Community's charm.  In addition, trees provide many Community wide benefits including cleaner air, improved storm water management, energy savings and increased property values.  South Pasadena's trees are suffering from the drought.  To help keep your trees alive and healthy, please water them. Below are some guidelines to help you determine when, where and how much to water.

* Water every one to four weeks around the drip-line of the tree (the outer canopy of the leaves).
* Water slowly for hours or overnight with a traditional hose or coil a soaker hose around the tree allowing water to seep out through its tiny pores.
* Make sure the water gets into the soil at least two feet. Tree watering stakes are helpful (available at hardware stores).
* Create a moat at the root zone to hold the water and reduce runoff (move moat area out as tree grows).
* One to two deep waterings are much better than many shallow waterings.
* Place 2" to 3" of mulch around the tree (keep it away from the tree trunk). The tree's leaves are great mulch!
* Remove grass from around the tree so there is no competition for water.

If you have any additional questions on tree watering please contact the Public Works Department at 626-403-7240 or click here to visit our website.


Oak Tree Trimming Season is Underway!

Residents are only 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,  available at City Hall, 1414 Mission Street,or 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. A similar process exists for the trimming of all trees in the City. The tree trimming inspection and permit fee is only $60.00.  Click here for more information on trimming trees.

South Pasadena is proud to be a Tree City USA member. Healthy trees are important to our city for a variety of reasons. Recently, City staff began installing tree watering rings in an effort to ensure new additions our urban forest will grow and flourish.  Click here for more information on proper tree care and watering at your property.

Clean Power Alliance Community Advisory Committee Recruiting Members

Clean Power Alliance is seeking qualified applicants for its inaugural volunteer Community Advisory Committee. The Committee will be composed of 15 representatives from seven diverse geographic sub-regions within Clean Power Alliance territory and will advise the Clean Power Alliance Board of Directors on certain policy and planning matters.  The Committee is a public body and will be subject to all applicable Ralph M. Brown Act provisions.

Clean Power Alliance application deadline has been extended. Clean Power Alliance asks that anyone wishing to apply submit the following form by August 22, 2018. A selection panel will review applications and you may be contacted for an interview. Committee Members will be appointed by the Board of Directors.  To help shape Southern California's energy  future, interested residents can apply to be a member the Community Advisory Committee here.

Summer 2018 Events

August Events
On Thursday, August 2nd, Shakespeare by the Sea will return to Garfield Park for a performance of The Merry Wives of Windsor. This event begins at 7:00 p.m., picnics are welcome. Remember to bring blankets and/or low sitting chairs. 
Our National Night Out event will be held on Tuesday, August 7th at Orange Grove Park. Join us for inflatables, games, food, music and more! This event is designed to strengthen relationships in our community and continue to demonstrate relationships with public safety. Police and Fire Departments and various other city components.   
Our summer season will conclude with a Movie at the Park. On August 10th, we will feature Coco at Garfield Park. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. and the movie will start at 8:15 p.m. Picnics are welcome, light refreshments will be sold.
For more information, please visit or contact the Recreation Office at (626) 403-7380.

South Pasadena Joins Regional Vector Control District

South Pasadena joined the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District on July 1. Residents can expect a higher level of service on mosquito-related concerns, along with the benefits of aligning with a regional system.

South Pasadena residents can now access District services by calling 626-814-9466 or through an online service request form at .

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Did you know:
  • You can dispose of couches and other large items by calling Athens to schedule a bulky item pickup at 888-336-6100.
  • If you have any old cell phones that you need to get rid of you can contact the City of South Pasadena's Police Department at (626) 403-7270.
  • Bottles and cans can be recycled at NexCycle in the Pavilions parking lot, or you can call (909) 796-2210 to find other locations.
  • If you have furniture or working electronics you would like to recycle, the ACTS Thrift Store in Pasadena can help.  Contact them to schedule a pickup or call (626) 577-4477.
For more information on recycling, please visit the  City's website or  Calrecyle.

Camp Med After School 2018 - 2019
We are still accepting applications! 
Our after school program provides pick up from Arroyo Vista, Marengo & Monterey Hills Elementary Schools. Each day your child will participate in arts and crafts and/or sports, organized games and homework time. The application and handbook are available on our website,
Note: We do anticipate to sell out before August 16th, so please plan to register as soon as possible. Applications can be submitted in person, faxed (626) 799- 4920 or e-mailed to  
  If you have any questions, please call the Recreation office 626-403-7380.  

City Passport Service Moves to Library
Residents may submit passport applications by appointment

The City's passport services are now available at the South Pasadena Public Library, 1100 Oxley St., by appointment only. Previously, passport services were offered at City Hall.

Appointments can be scheduled between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and at 9 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. on Mondays.
The Library is more easily accessible for residents and visitors who may not regularly visit City Hall, said City Manager Stephanie DeWolfe. "The Library is a well-known, easily accessible community resource," DeWolfe said. "From a customer service standpoint it makes sense to provide passport services from that location."
To schedule an appointment, call: 626-403-7330. Appointments must be scheduled at least one week in advance.

Upcoming Events

Public Safety Open House
Sunday, September 16, 2018

The day's event is free to all, so bring the family and enjoy the day! For more  information, visit  or call 626-403-7285. 

Cruz'n for Roses
Sunday, September 16, 2018

The South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee invites you to their 14th annual Classic Car Show along legendary Route 66 (Mission Street) on Sunday, September 16, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The show will feature hundreds of hot rods, custom cars, and classics, as well as a raffle, trophies, refreshments, food, exhibits, and vendors 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. For more information or to register your vehicle, visit