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The City of South Pasadena observes the following Holiday this month:

President's Day - Monday, February 20, 2017
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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Click here to 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!  

Community Services Classes & Programs Guide   
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The Winter 2017 issue of the Community Services Classes & Programs Guide is available here .
  Click here to register online! 

Job Opportunities    
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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. 

Senior Center Events        
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Click here to view the PDF version of the current Senior Center Newsletter.
  February 2017 senior center calendar
      senior center menu february 2017 
Give the gift of membership at the South Pasadena Senior Center!(South Pasadena non-residents are welcome).  
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Inviting Butterflies Into Your Garden with Native Plants
Saturday, February 4, 2017
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Speaker Barbara Eisenstein will suggest native plants and gardening techniques that will attract these delightful creatures into your garden at a FREE Garden Talk in the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro Street on February 4, 2017 from 4 to 5 pm. Stop by early for refreshments and a chat as doors open at 3:30 pm. 

Barbara Eisenstein, a South Pasadena resident, is a native plant gardener, horticulturist, writer and blogger. Her recent book, Wild Suburbia: Learning to Garden with Native Plants, guides new and experienced gardeners on a journey toward sustainable, habitat gardening. Barbara is research associate at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, horticulture chair for the San Gabriel Mountains Chapter of CNPS, and founder and organizer of Friends of South Pasadena Nature Park. Her garden blog and website can be found at
No tickets or reservations necessary. Click here for more information.
Get A Powerful Battery Electric Lawnmower for Just $50!
Saturday, February 11, 2017
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Spring is right around the corner. This beautiful winter rain will have our grass coming in thick and lush. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of a truly incredible offer on a brand new zero-emission battery electric lawn mower!
South Pasadena and The American Green Zone Alliance (AGZA) have teamed up to offer fifty 36V cordless electric mowers exclusively to residents of South Pasadena at the give-away price of just $50! You don't even need to exchange a gas mower to qualify! Just be among the first fifty residents to register and pay, then pick up your new quiet zero-emission mower at Garfield Park on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

AGZA reps will be on site to show you the key features, simple charging, and let you try it out on the grass. And they'll help load your new mower into your vehicle too!
Register and Pay
  • Registration is open right now
  • Call The Greenstation toll free at (866) 646-4652
  • Pay with credit card or check over the phone
Pick Up Your Mower
  • Saturday, February 11th, 10am - 1pm
  • Garfield Park, 1737 Mission St

Click here for more information.  

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Plan South Pasadena Speaker Series
Presents Transportation Expert Paul Moore  
Thursday, February 23, 2017
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To provide a deeper understanding of the underlying issues the General Plan will address, the City will present a Speakers Series with three national experts. These experts will offer perspectives, present alternatives, and stimulate community dialogue around key topics.

Leading off the series, Paul Moore of Nelson-Nygaard, a national expert on sustainable transportation, will speak on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm.

Other speakers in the series include:
  • March 29, 2017- Dr. Rick Willson of Cal Poly Pomona will discuss parking strategies and management.
  • April 18, 2017- Dr. Richard Jackson of UCLA Fielding School of Public Health will discuss planning healthy communities
All Series events will take place in the City Council Chambers, 1424 Mission Street, and are open to all.   

2017 Winter Arts Crawl
Saturday, February 25, 2017
2017 Winter Arts Crawl
Enjoy an enriching night at the 2017 Winter Arts Crawl on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 5 to 9pm!

This very popular "Neighborhood-Night-On-The-Town" features something for everyone! Shops and boutiques will be open late with special exhibits, trunk shows, open houses and sales. There will be an interactive art activity so that the entire family can get creative. The Winter Arts Crawl will feature several local eateries offering special menu items, Early Bird or After Hours specials, a specialty beverage created for the evening, having live music and other special offers and treats!  What better way to celebrate the local businesses on a night that might have unpredictable weather!
The quarterly Arts Crawls are organized by the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, and produced by SPACE, to provide a showcase for artists and musicians and to highlight the city's unique business district. For merchant and artist participation, please contact Hope Perello, Director of SPACE, at

City Begins Updating Plans for the Future!
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The City of South Pasadena is seeking community-wide participation as it embarks on a two-year process to update the General Plan and Mission Street Specific Plan. These plans provide the long-term framework for the community's vision to guide future growth and change over the next 20-25 years.

"Extensive public involvement is critical for the successful update of these plans to ensure it reflects the needs and values of our diverse community," says David Watkins, the City's Planning Director.

Click here to learn about the process, the latest news, and how to get involved
Tell us your ideas on the Future of South Pasadena!
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The General Plan and Mission Street Specific Plan are the links between the expressed values and vision of the community and the daily decision-making that affect the physical, social, environmental and economic character of South Pasadena. In order for the City to make the right decision on behalf of our community, we first need to know what you value!

The City invites residents and businesses to take part in a brief survey to tell us your thoughts on the issues that need to be addressed in the General Plan and the Specific Plan, identify where there are opportunities for change in the community, and help define the key objectives for the update process.

Click here to download the survey  or pick up a survey at the following locations:
  • South Pasadena City Hall, 1414 Mission Street
  • South Pasadena Senior Center, 1102 Oxley Street
  • South Pasadena Public Library, 1100 Oxley Street.
Surveys will be available through the end of March, 2017. For more information, contact the City at or (626) 403-7228.
FREE Residential Water Audits Now Available
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Is your water use higher than expected? Do you want to save water, but aren't sure what to do? Then the residential water audit program is right for you. South Pasadena residents can apply to have a representative from WaterSmart come to their property and perform a free water audit. WaterSmart will recommend ways to save, and provide information on rebates available to assist in reducing water use.

Applications will be accepted on a first come, first serve bases. Properties with the highest water usage will be given priority for audit scheduling. Space is limited, so apply soon to see if you qualify for this free program by contacting the Environmental Programs at (626)403-7311 or

Click here to learn more ways you can conserve water.

Winter Natural Gas Saving Tips
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Now that the winter weather has arrived, the consumption of natural gas has raised in order to keep a household's water and living space warm. These helpful tips below could potentially help to save money this winter.
  1. Lower your furnace thermostat by 3-5 degrees to save up to 10 percent on heating costs
  2. Clean or replace your furnace filters this winter according to manufacturer recommendations. 
  3. Get your air ducts tested for leaks. Fixing leaky ducts can save you between 10-30% on your    heating and cooling costs.
  4. Save 10-15% on your heating and cooling bills with caulking and weather-stripping old doors and windows.
  5. Wash your clothes in cold water.
  6. Install a beautiful cast iron fire back to your fireplace to promote heat transfer into the room.
In addition to these tips, Southern California Gas provides a few rebate and limited-income programs to their customers. Click here to learn more about how to save money and energy. 
Upcoming Events
626 Golden Streets
Sunday, March 5, 2017
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Join the City as it partners with the cities of San Marino, Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale, Azusa and the County of Los Angeles to host 626 Golden Streets Event presented by LA Metro. The Open Streets event will help mark the one year anniversary of the opening of the Foothill Gold Line Extension. The original date for the Golden Street Event was postponed due to the wild fires, so we can't wait for Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 9am to 3pm!

This family-friendly, FREE event will open 17+ miles of streets from South Pasadena to Azusa for walking, running, biking, skating, jogging, scooting, strolling, and exploring the 626! Free bicycle valet will be provided along with many fun activities including chalk zones, yoga, and yarn bombing. Don't miss the live music, and a chance to win a folding bicycle!
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Community emergency response team CERT

The Golden Hour is the one hour you have after an earthquake to find any neighbors who may be injured and trapped.The "Map Your Neighborhood" training will take place on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 7 to 9 pm at the Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro St. This training will help empower you and your neighbors to develop a plan where "neighbors help neighbors" until help can arrive. Please bring 1-5 neighbors so that you can work as a team on your plan. Bring your Condo or Homeowner Association representatives too!

Click here to register online
Spring Eggstravaganza
Saturday, April 15, 2017 
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Spring will be here before you know it, please save the date! The Recreation Division will host their annual Spring Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 15, 2017. The event will take place at Garfield Park, 1000 Park Ave from 12 to 2 pm.

Bring the whole family for a fun day at the park, there will be carnival games, inflatables, and egg hunts for different age groups. The Easter Bunny will be in attendance, so bring your camera for a photo! There will be delicious food for purchase as well.

Pre-registration begins March 1, 2017. Click here to buy a wristband on our website for $5 per child. W ristbands will also be sold at the door for $8.

Click here for more information.