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Holiday Closures
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Police News
Connect South Pasadena - the City's emergency notification system  
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Human Resources 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.
Library Youth Programs
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For more information, please contact the Library Children's Services at (626) 403-7258. 
Community Services Classes and Programs Guide
The Summer 2018 issue of the Community Services Classes
and Programs Guide  is 
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Annual Health and Wellness Festival
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Join us for the annual South Pasadena Farmers' Market Health and Wellness Festival on Thursday, June 7 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Visit local health care providers and organizations and learn how they can help support your healthy lifestyle. The festival is free to the community as part of a South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce effort to make connections for the community and create a strong local economy.

The South Pasadena Farmers' Market is open every Thursday, rain or shine, from 4 - 8 pm (summer hours). It is located on Meridian Ave. and El Centro Street, south of Mission Street. Find California-grown and certified organic produce in your own back yard, as well as wonderful prepared foods and a festive small-town atmosphere.

Update on Water Discoloration

To assist residents with understanding this discoloration issue, the City has developed a  comprehensive FAQ . This FAQ will be updated as more information becomes available.

The Public Works Department is addressing reports of cloudy and discolored water in some homes across certain areas of the City. In addition to working directly with customer experiencing issues, the City is working closely with the State and water experts to implement near- and long-term solutions to address the problem. Ongoing tests demonstrate South Pasadena drinking water is safe and meets United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water (DDW) standards. 

In March, the City switched from its usual groundwater supply to surface water purchased from the Metropolitan Water District (MWD). This is a temporary solution to address the requirement for the City to discontinue use of most of its groundwater supply until treatment is in place to meet a new State regulation. The City has used MWD water previously with no discolored water issues. However, it appears that extended, ongoing usage of MWD water maybe causing release of iron from some pipes.

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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.

S.C.A.G. Video of South Pasadena's Award Winning Collaborative Partnership 

One of the highlights of the annual Regional Conference and General Assembly is the presentation of the 2018 SCAG Sustainability Awards, which honor projects in the region that best exemplify the core principles of sustainability from local governments, non-profits, developers and partnerships. The Sustainability Awards recognize projects that best coordinate land use and transportation to improve the mobility, livability, prosperity and health of Southern California.

The Collaborative Partnership Award was honored at the Sustainability Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 3:

Cities of Arcadia, Azusa, Duarte, Irwindale, Monrovia, San Marino, South Pasadena and LA Metro | 626 Golden Streets

Modeled after the thousands of "ciclovia" events that have been staged in cities around the world, 626 Golden Streets temporarily closed off stretches of roadway from South Pasadena to Azusa for people to walk, jog, skate, bike, run and play. Over 18 miles of streets, linking 6 Metro Gold Line stations, were made car-free on March 5, 2017. Eight San Gabriel Valley communities participated in the event, which was held on the one-year anniversary of the Foothill Gold Line Phase 2A Azusa extension opening.

Summer Specialty Camps
June 11 - August 10 

We are excited to announce our upcoming specialty camps scheduled for this summer! Each camp class will run for 1-week, from either 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m or 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Classes will not be held on Wednesday, July 4th. Class descriptions and fees can be found in our Summer Community Services Guide and our website, .
Registration for these camp classes is open. You can sign up on-line or at the Recreation office, 815 Mission St, Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m

Check it Out! The Library Holds a Summer Reading Program

Camp Med After School 2018 - 2019
Registration begins July 2nd  
Registration begins July 2nd!  
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 will be available on our website June 15th. Note: We do anticipate to sell out before August, so please plan to register as soon as possible. We will begin accepting applications on July 2nd, 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.  

Upcoming Events

Community Services Department Events
Summer 2018

June Events
The Community Services Department has many great events planned this summer! The summer season will kick off on Friday, June 22nd with an outdoor movie at Garfield Park. We will be showing Despicable Me 3 at 8:15pm. This is a free event, everyone is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be sold, but you can bring your own picnic. Remember to bring blankets and/or low sitting chairs.  
                                           July Events
The Summer Concert Series will return on Sunday, July 1st! This event is held every Sunday in July from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Garfield Park. Join us and your community for sweet tunes and good times. Food will be available for purchase or you can bring your own picnic. This event is free.  
Sunday, July 1, 2018 | Stone Soul (Soul/Mo-Town)
Sunday, July 8, 2018 | Upstream (Reggae/Caribbean)
Sunday, July 15, 2018 | Phat Cat Swinger (Swing)
Sunday, July 22, 2018 | Hard Day's Night (Beatles Tribute Band)
Sunday, July 29, 2018| The Answer (Classic Rock)
On Thursday, July 19, Shakespeare by the Sea will be at Garfield Park for a performance of The Winter's Tale. This event begins at 7:00 p.m., picnics are welcome. Remember to bring blankets and/ or low sitting chairs.  
                                        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.