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Holiday Closures

The City of South Pasadena observes the following holiday this month:
Independence Day - Monday, July 4, 2016
Calendar of City Events
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City Council Meeting Agendas & Minutes
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City Council Meeting Video
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Community Services Classes & Programs Guide
Recreation Leisure Class Guide - Summer 2016

Job Opportunities
Link to City Employment Opportunities
A bulletin board with postings of all current City employment opportunities (pictured) is located on the 2nd floor of City Hall

Sign Up for Library Youth Programs
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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.
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.

Senior Center Events
Senior Center Newsletter - July and August 2016 Edition  
Give the gift of membership at the South Pasadena Senior Center!(South Pasadena non-residents are welcome).  
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35th Annual Festival of Balloons
Monday, July 4, 2016
patriotic balloons
Join your neighbors for the 35th Annual Festival of Balloons celebration! This year's theme is "100 Years of the National Park Service, Celebrating our Urban Forest."

The day begins at 7:00 am with a savory pancake breakfast put on by the Kiwanis Club at the South Pasadena Fire Station, 817 Mound Avenue. At 10:30 am, the Opening Ceremonies will take place at the Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro Street. Immediately following the Opening Ceremony, the annual parade will go down Mission Street to Garfield Park, 1000 Park Avenue. The festivities continue at Garfield Park in the afternoon, with games, food, and activities for the whole family. Following the celebration at the park, there will be the grand finale for the day, the fireworks show at South Pasadena High School, 1401 Fremont Avenue. Gates open for the show at 5:00 pm. With so much going on, much of it within walking distance, there is no reason to leave town or even get in your car!

Click here for more information including the full schedule of events, or contact the Recreation Division at (626) 403-7380.
Summer Concert Series Returns to Garfield Park
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Summer Concerts - Sundays_ July 10 and July 24 - 5pm to 7pm - Garfield Park_ 1000 Park Avenue
Another summer yet brings another series of amazing free concerts at Garfield Park. 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 four concerts remaining this season, on Sundays July 10, July 24, August 7, and August 21, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 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 Sponsor
Athens Services 
Gold Sponsors 
G&M Oil Company Inc
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich
SmileHaus Orthodontics
Silver Sponsors
Charmean Neithart Interiors
Pansky Markle Ham LLP
Bronze Sponsors
Ellen's Silkscreening
Longo Toyota-Scion-Lexus
Mamma's Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta 
San Pascual Stables
South Pasadena Masonic Lodge #290
Special Friends Contributors
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:
July 10              Retro Soul (Funk/Dance)
July 24              The Answer (Classic Rock)
August 7           Susie Hansen Band (Latin)
August 21        Upstream (Caribbean Reggae)
For more information, please call the Community Services Department at (626) 403-7380 or visit
Happy Anniversary to the South Pasadena Farmers' Market!
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Farmers Market Logo - Ostrich on Green Background
The South Pasadena Farmers' Market celebrates its 17th Anniversary on Thursday, July 14, 2016. Over 60 certified farmers and specialty food vendors will set up under the canopy of old oaks with hearty helpings of fresh and delicious California-grown produce. There's a wonderful offering of tasty prepared food, too, so guests can make a picnic in the park. Special guest is the always popular Harvey the Magician, who will amaze guests of all ages with his spell-binding magic show at 6pm. Hear from some of our farmers and vendors talk about their products and enter to win "Market Bucks" after each talk. Must be present to win. Come out and help us celebrate!
The South Pasadena Farmers' Market is open from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm every Thursday, year 'round (4:00 to 7:00 pm during fall/winter). The market accepts EBT, CalFresh, SFMNP and WIC coupons. Check for details.
The Market Sponsor is the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, a 501c6 nonprofit organization. For more information visit
Movies in the Park
Friday, July 15, 2016
Friday, August 12, 2016
Movie in the Park - Friday_ July 15_ 2016 - Star Wars_ The Force Awakens - Garfield Park_ 1000 Park Avenue - Movie begins at 8_15 pm
Movie in the Park - Friday_ August 12_ 2016 - The Good Dinosaur - Movie will begin at 8_15 pm
The South Pasadena Community Services Department is at it again! This year, we will be hosting two movies in the park at Garfield Park, 1000 Park Avenue. Bring a blankets and beach chairs along with your friends and family on Friday, July 15, featuring Star Wars: The Force Awakens. On Friday, August 12, we will be featuring The Good Dinosaur. Admission is free! Refreshments will be available for purchase starting at 7:00 pm and the movies will begin at 8:15 pm. Please click here for more information or call the Community Services Department at (626) 403-7380.
You are Invited to a Community Meeting on our Urban Forest
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 
Large Magnolia Tree at South Pasadena Library
You are invited to a presentation regarding the City forestry, 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.
A Community Meeting is being held on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 6:30 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1424 Mission Street, to provide information regarding the function of the District as well as the proposed assessment updates. Come learn about the assessment update and provide your input before the report is presented to the City Council for further consideration.
Prepare for Possible Rotating Outages this Summer
SCE Flyer on Rotating Outages for 2016
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 will shut down power by geographical groups, known as rotating outage groups or rotating outage group blocks, to help ease the demand on the electrical grid. These rotating outages help your community avoid larger and longer lasting power outages. For more information, go to

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 prevent rotating outages?
SCE, the City of South Pasadena, and the State of California encourage customers to conserve energy this summer, including reduced use of electricity and natural gas.
Sign Up Now for the Public Library's Summer Reading Program!
Summer Reading Program 2016 - June 6 to August 6_ 2016
Signups for the annual Summer Reading Program continue through the end of July. The Summer Reading Program is designed to encourage children and teens to read for fun! Join the other 2,500 South Pasadena Summer Reading Program participants in discovering the pleasures and adventures of books. Click here for more information and to sign up , or contact Children's Librarian Maida Wong at or (626) 403-7358.

Flex Your Power South Pasadena!FlexPwr 
Flex alert logo Finger switching off power with green background
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.
Simple Actions to take in a Flex Alert
  • Turn off all unnecessary lights
  • Set your air conditioner at 78 degrees, or higher
  • Close windows and doors
  • Keep cool using ceiling fans
  • Power down your computer
  • Unplug electronics not in use
  • Wait until after 6pm to use all major appliances
  • Head somewhere cool

Sewer Rehabilitation and Replacement Project Phase 2 is Now Underway
Diagram of Sewer Lateral of Private Home - Homeowner_s responsibility ends at the Sewer Main_ not the property line
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
After School Program at Camp Med
Camp Med After School Program - Registration is now Open for 2016-17 School Year - 815 Mission Street - Applications available online_  and at 815 Misison Street
School will be here again before you know it. Now is the 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. 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 now being accepted, and are required for participation in our program, which begins Thursday, August 18, 2016. Per child fee is $80 per week. Register at the Recreation Division office, 815 Mission Street, Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm. An application packet is also available online at . For more information please call (626) 403-7380.
An Array of Summer Family Fun Events Hosted by the Community Services Department
South Pasadena Summer Events - Summer Concerts at Garfield Park_ Sundays in Summer_ 5 to 7 pm - Movies in the Park_ Friday July 15 and August 15 - National Night Out at Orange Grove Park on Tuesday_ August 8 - Shakespeare in the Park on Friday_ August 5
Family events are a major element that makes South Pasadena a beautiful and fun place to live. The Community Services Department prides itself on the wonderful community events held throughout the year. This year, we are hosting numerous family events, and you are in for a treat!
Movies in the Park at Garfield Park at 8:15 pm
Friday, July 15- Star Wars
Friday, August 12- The Good Dinosaur
National Night Out at Orange Grove Park
Tuesday, August 2, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Shakespeare in the Park at Garfield Park
Friday, August 5 at 7:00 pm
Concerts in the Park at Garfield Park from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
July 10 featuring Retro Soul
July 24 featuring the Answer
August 7 featuring Susie Hansen
August 21 featuring Upstream
Join us for a summer to remember! For more information, please call the Community Services Department at (626) 403-7380 or visit 
Upcoming Events
National Night Out
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
National Night Out - Tuesday_ August 2_ from 6_00 pm to 9_00 pm - Orange Grove Park_ 815 Mission Street - Games_ Food Trucks_ Inflatables_ Face Paint_ 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, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Orange Grove Park, 815 Mission Street, for an evening filled with games, food trucks, educational opportunities, and information from our local Police and Fire departments, City Manager's 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 in the Park - Friday_ August 5 at 7pm - Garfield Park_ 1000 Park Avenue - Shakespeare by the Sea presents Cymbeline
The South Pasadena Community Services Department in collaboration with Shakespeare by the Sea invites you to a free performance of Shakespeare in the Park. 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. Join us on Friday, August 5, at Garfield Park, 1000 Park Avenue, at 7:00 pm. Admission is free. Click here for more information, or call the Community Services Department at (626) 403-7380.
Clean Air Car Show and Green Living Expo
September 10, 2016
Clean Air South PasadenaMark your calendars! The Clean Air Car Show and Green Living Expo will take place on Saturday, September 10, from 11 am to 4 pm.

 Are you a resident who owns a plug-in electric vehicle that you like to show off? Contact the the Environmental Programs Office  to enter your car in the show!

Click here for more information, call (626)403-7311 or email