Jun 18 2024
Pasadena Reinforces All Fireworks Are Illegal and Ordinance Will Be Strictly Enforced; Fines up to $50,000 and Serving Up to One Year in County Jail




Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office

(626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net


Pasadena Reinforces All Fireworks Are Illegal and Ordinance Will Be Strictly Enforced; Fines up to $50,000 and Serving Up to One Year in County Jail


PASADENA, Calif.—Statistics show that fireworks are among the most dangerous of all consumer products. The City maintains a zero-tolerance enforcement policy for fireworks, and Pasadena’s municipal code holds property owners and tenants responsible for permitting the possession, sale, usage, or discharge of fireworks on their property. The ordinance allows for the prosecution of fireworks-related offenses and for the demand of payment for all costs associated with the safe disposal of confiscated fireworks. Any person who violates the ordinance or any state law regarding fireworks is subject to arrest; having their vehicles impounded; serving up to one year in county jail; and being fined up to $50,000.

Even hand-held sparklers, which many consider safe, are dangerous and can reach 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, causing serious burns or fires. National Fire Protection Association statistics reveal that a majority of fireworks-related injuries are caused by so-called “safe and sane” fireworks, which are illegal in Pasadena.

Help keep our community—our children, our homes and our property—safe from illegal fireworks. If you see something, say something! Call Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241 to report illegal fireworks and other suspicious activities. Residents may also use the City Service Center mobile app (Pasadena CSC), available on Google Play and the App Store, to report illegal fireworks.

Pasadena police and firefighters are teaming up for special fireworks enforcement patrols before and during the Fourth of July holiday, and officers will seize fireworks in an effort to protect the public. Parking enforcement officers will ensure that vehicles illegally parked in Pasadena’s hillside areas on July 4 are impounded.

Pasadena Fire Chief Chad Augustin and Police Chief Gene Harris urge everyone to prioritize safety while responsibly celebrating our Great Nation’s Birthday.  The City offers the following safety reminders:

  • Pasadena has a “NO Fireworks, Zero Tolerance Policy” for enforcement.
  • Celebrate responsibility, always designate a driver.
  • If outdoors, remember to use sunscreen, wear a brimmed hat for shade and stay hydrated.
  • Always have someone tending the barbecue and watching the swimming pool when in use.
  • Call 9-1-1 for all life-threatening emergencies.
  • Call (626) 744-4241 for all other public safety needs.  If You See Something, Say Something, especially about illegal fireworks. The home, property or lives you save from fire, might just be your own.
  • Visit ReadyPasadena.net for emergency preparedness information and register your telephones to receive Red Flag Alerts or other emergency notifications.


PLEASE NOTE: America Fest will not happen this year. The Rose Bowl Stadium will be hosting a soccer game on July 4. Only ticket holders will be permitted to park in the area, and parking will be strictly enforced around the stadium.

Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at CityOfPasadena.net; follow us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook; or call the City Service Center Monday through Friday during business hours at (626) 744-7311.


Jun 13 2024
214 S. Lake Ave Pasadena? Old Dupars and Hamburger Hamlet Location

Something is going in at the old Dupars and hamburger hamlet location. Work has been done from plumbing to painting and construction.

Jun 7 2024
Allen Avenue Transportation Improvements Community Meeting – June 25, 2024

Allen Avenue Transportation Improvements Community Meeting

Tuesday, June 25

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Jefferson Branch Library 1500 E. Villa St.


Have you seen the pink paint and buffers at Allen and Walnut? The City of Pasadena’s Department of Transportation is testing out temporary improvements along Allen Avenue, between Walnut Street and Villa Street, to make it safer and more enjoyable to walk and bike. Improvements include improved crosswalks, curb extensions at street corners that provide extra space for pedestrians and shorten crossing distances, and new bicycle lanes between Villa Street and Corson Street.

Attend the meeting on June 25 at 5:30pm to learn about the improvements and provide feedback. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please submit your feedback here.

May 30 2024
Household Hazardous/Electronic Waste Round Up Pasadena June 29, 2024 9-3pm
Flyer with date, time and location of LA County Household Hazerdous Waste event June 29th

Household Hazardous/Electronic Waste Round Up

June 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


All residents of Los Angeles County are invited to a one-day collection event at Brookside Park, parking lot I to properly dispose of HHW/E-Waste FREE of charge. Events are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). Rain or shine.

Things You CAN Bring

Motor oil, antifreeze
Paint, paint thinner
Turpentine, cleaners with acids or lye
Pesticides and herbicides
Household and car batteries
Old computers and television sets
Sharps or used needles
Expired pharmaceuticals and mercury thermometers
Fluorescent light bulbs

Things You CANNOT Bring
Explosives, ammunition or radioactive materials
Waste from businesses will not be accepted
Trash or old tires
White goods such as washers, stoves, refrigerators or air conditioners
How to Prepare

In general, there is a limit of 15 gallons or 125 lbs. per vehicle.
Bring items in a sturdy box, preferably in their original labeled containers.
Be prepared to leave your containers.
Do not mix products together.
Please do not attend this event if you have any COVID-19 related symptoms, have been asked to quarantine, or have had known contact with a COVID-19 positive individual or are awaiting COVID-19 test results.

For more information, contact the LA County Sanitation Districts at (800) 238-0173 or info@lacsd.org.

May 24 2024
Pasadena Family Fun Day – Saturday, May 25
Family Fun Day
Saturday, May 25, 2024
11 -3p.m.
La Pintoresca Park
45 E. Washington Blvd.
Enjoy arts and crafts, tiny tot area, bubble zone, free food, bingo, skateboarding expo, and much more!
May 24 2024
UPPER DECK GOLF – Pasadena Rose Bowl – August 2024

AUGUST 09, 2024 / 7:00 AM


The Rose Bowl Stadium and Upper Deck Golf are happy to announce tee times will be available for bookings to the public for the one-of-a-kind golf event inside America’s Stadium. The event, which will take place Friday, August 9th – Saturday, August 10th gives fans an exclusive opportunity to play a round of golf inside the stadium.

As part of the Upper Deck Golf event, fans will have a chance to play a round of golf throughout the Rose Bowl Stadium down to custom greens on the field below while enjoying great music, cold drinks, food, and multiple golfing challenges at a clubhouse bar and festival area inside the stadium.

Registration for tee times will open in late June, but you can register now for Early Access to tee times before the General Public. Tee times are limited and are expected to sell out quickly!

Upper Deck Golf will offer tee times as early as 7:00 AM on each of the two dates and as late as 9:00 PM. Tee times will be offered in two player increments and VIP tee times will be available offering a more premium experience for fans looking to enjoy additional perks at the event including free entry into driving, chipping, and putting challenges and complimentary food and beverage items.

For more information and to book a tee time, visit: upperdeckgolfing.com/rosebowlstadium

May 13 2024
Tragic Pasadena Accident 3 Dead 3 Critically Injured, in Tesla Model 3 Accident, FSD a factor?

Tragic Pasadena Accident 3 Dead 3 Critically Injured, in Tesla Model 3 Accident

Details are still not 100% confirmed but so far what we know.

Three are dead. Tesla Model 3, traveling at over 100mph on Foothill Blvd. collided into corner building and crushing the vehicle and knocking out power to 500 for approx 12 hours on Saturday in early morning hours at 2:30am.

The factors besides speeding, include possible alcohol and not wearing seatbelts and six passengers in the vehicle.

Some high school students and Pasadena Community College involved in the accident.

It’s sad and tragic that vehicles can travel so fast and that people can be so reckless with such a powerful machine.

One reported mentioned that FSD was being investigated as being on of off, or even being a factor.  Most likely this was not a factor, and I hope that Tesla is getting in front of this quickly to dismiss any rumors that may blame FSD, and explain why it’s not possible that FSD was a factor.

May 1 2024
Pasadena Bike Month May 2024 Activities
Pasadena Bike Month is a month-long campaign of fun and healthy bicycle activities that Pasadena residents and visitors can experience in the month of May.
Activities will include National Bike to School Day, Bike to Work Day, Pasadena Public Art Ride, E-Bike Expo, social gatherings, a film screening, and guided tours.
Cycling not only benefits individuals by improving their fitness and reducing their carbon footprint, but it also helps to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution in our city. So, grab your helmet, hop on your bike, and join the Bike Month festivities!
Pasadena Bike Month is made possible by the City of Pasadena, Day One, and Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition.
Apr 19 2024
Earth Day at Hahamongna Nursery Sun 4/21/24

Earth Day at Hahamongna Nursery Sun 4/21


Hello all you Earth lovers!
The Arroyo Seco Foundation is having a FREE Earth Day celebration this Sunday April 21st from 11am to 2pm at the Hahamongna Nursery. We’ll have speakers from ASF to talk about our environmental work. There’ll be refreshments, activities, and live music from Bre Ellison! Bring your reusable bottles and join your like-minded community at the nursery!
Thank you for your continued support of the Arroyo Seco Foundation! Your patronage and donations help fund our programs and events.
Apr 6 2024
Pasadena Public Works Rate Increases for Trash and Sewer Fees Up for Council Vote on April 8, 2024 at 5:30pm

Hopefully by now everyone knows that the City of Pasadena Public Works has submitted to increase rates for trash and sewer services.

With no rate increases in many years, the City is scheduled to implement the rate increases starting July 2024 with incremental increases over the next few years, and doubling the rates for some services.

You as a resident of Pasadena can submit your opposition.  Provided over 50% of residents/rate payers/property owners oppose the increases, the city cannot raise rates.  Also, if council votes down the proposed increases that would also prevent the rate increases. So you can send your opposition and also call your council member and express your concern regarding the rate increases.


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