All events are free.
Friday, Nov. 5
City of Pasadena administrative offices will be closed. However, you can pay water and electricity bills, pay parking tickets and get business licenses and dog licenses in room N106 at City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., from 7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; and the Permit Center at 175 N. Garfield Ave. will be open from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
Saturday, Nov. 6
11 a.m. – If Linda Vista Branch Library is your favorite place, or even if you’ve never been there before, you’ll enjoy an open house and community get-together where you’ll meet library staff, explore the stacks and spaces, and share your thoughts. 1281 Bryant St. (626) 744-7278
Sunday, Nov. 7
When you turn back your clocks one hour for Daylight Saving Time, be sure to change your smoke alarm batteries! http://bit.ly/anU2ih
Tuesday, Nov. 9
* 6 p.m. – A community meeting at Victory Park Center, 2575 Paloma St., will kick off a series of workshops on Pasadena’s Public Art Master Plan and the Rotating Public Art Exhibition Program. http://bit.ly/9pHdo6
*6:30 p.m. -- The Water Integrated Resource Plan will be Pasadena’s blueprint for ensuring a reliable, cost-effective and environmentally responsible water supply for next 25 years. The WIRP takes into consideration available and alternative supplies, demand forecasts, climate change and conservation. Attend a community meeting to learn more and provide your input. http://bit.ly/bd1qVT
Wednesday, Nov. 10
* 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Flu season is coming! A vaccination clinic at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., is the next in a series. Please note this site requires pre-registration. http://bit.ly/91bW6m
* 1 p.m. – This week’s film in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St., is the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” (1971, G) starring Topol as Tevye the Milkman, a Jewish peasant in pre-revolutionary Russia who copes with the day-to-day problems of “shtetl” life, his Jewish traditions, his wife and daughters, and state-sanctioned pogroms. (626) 744-4066.
* 6 to 8 p.m. – Meet local Latina/o authors, hear their stories and learn about the importance of literacy in their lives and society in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St. The evening includes a social mixer and refreshments, authors’ panel discussion, Q&A with the audience, and book-signing. (626) 791-0390.
Thursday, Nov. 11
10:30 a.m. – A commemoration of Veterans Day will take place in the band shell at Memorial Park, including live music and singing by the John Muir High School band and choir, posting of the colors by the PUSD combined JROTC color guard, bugle demonstration by Boy Scouts Venturing Crew 561, and flyover. Memorial Park is on Raymond Avenue between Walnut and Holly streets. This event is sponsored by the City of Pasadena and the Pasadena chapters of the Vietnam Veterans of America, American Legion and Navy League. http://bit.ly/cKlDFO
Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 11 to 13
5:30 p.m. – Attend the General Plan charrette in Building CC at Pasadena City College. After city staff, commissioners and committee members have worked all day to draft alternatives that address land use and mobility issues raised by the community during 2009 outreach events and September 2010 workshops, you’ll attend a 5:30 open house to see graphics and computer modeling, then staff will make brief presentations at 6:30 p.m. highlighting refinements to the alternatives as they evolve. http://bit.ly/8YHM92
Friday, Nov. 12
City of Pasadena administrative offices, libraries and community centers will be closed in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.
Saturday, Nov. 13
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Get rid of all those old electronics you have hanging around! Bring them to the e-waste event in parking lot I at Brookside Park! http://bit.ly/aLm1z0
November is Children’s Book Month!
* Hey, kids: Swoop on down and join us for a dragon book party complete with a special guest and refreshments to sink your teeth into!
- Monday, Nov. 8, at 3:30 p.m. at Villa-Parke Branch Library, 363 E. Villa St.
- Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 3:30 p.m. at Santa Catalina Branch Library, 999 E. Washington St.
* Join the fun as we listen to our favorite stories from Jonathon London’s Froggy series, then make a cool craft, play fun games and enjoy a tasty snack!
- Thursday, Nov. 11, at 3:30 p.m. at La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. Raymond Ave.
* Back by popular demand, Brian Waite’s amazing band will help us celebrate with wonderful music, instruments and more!
- Monday, Nov. 8, at 1 p.m. at La Pintoresca Branch Library
- Monday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. at Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd.
- Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library
To see more community events (and add your own), visit www.cityofpasadena.net/calendar.
The Pasadena City Council will meet Monday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber (S249) at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave.
* Casting Pond – The casting pond in the Lower Arroyo Seco has reached the end of its useful life. It leaks water and is inefficient to operate. The council will consider approving a contract not to exceed $312,000 with Mallcraft Inc. for renovations to improve efficiency and provide a higher quality user experience. The work would include removal of existing site amenities, preparations for pond improvements and installation of a new, impervious pond liner, drainage improvements, concrete casting stations and site amenities.
* Street Trees – The City of Pasadena has an inventory system for city-owned street trees. The data needs to be updated, converted and integrated into the city’s new, computerized Asset Maintenance Management System that will track service requests, work orders and customer contacts. The council will consider approving a journal voucher recognizing and appropriating $200,000 in Proposition 40 urban forestry grant funds and authorizing the city manager to enter into a contract with Davey Resource Group for the same amount to re-inventory street trees.
* Rose Bowl Stadium Renovations – The financial success of the $152 million renovation project will depend largely on the sales of premium seating that will be possible with the expansion of the press box and luxury suites. Currently there are 526 premium seats that generate $1.1 million in revenue annually. The renovation plan calls for 2,400 premium seats. The council will consider authorizing the Rose Bowl Operating Company to enter into a contract with IMG/Legends for professional premium seating sales services. Under the proposed contract, IMG/Legend would receive a commission on the sales and the RBOC would be responsible for marketing and providing office space.
* General Plan – The next step in the General Plan Land Use and Mobility Elements update is a community charrette Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11, 12 and 13. On Monday night the council will learn more about the charrette process during a workshop that will include a discussion of the framework for land use and mobility alternatives.
The full agenda, complete with downloadable reports, is available at www.cityofpasadena.net/councilagendas/council_agenda.asp.
The meeting will be televised live on KPAS (channel 3 on Charter Cable in Pasadena) and via streaming video at www.cityofpasadena.net/publicaffairs (click on the KPAS icon).
COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND BOARDS
The City Council Finance Committee will meet Monday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m. in the Council Chamber (S249) at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. Agenda items include proposed contract award to Mallcraft Inc. for installation of Lower Arroyo Seco casting pond renovations for an amount not to exceed $312,000; proposed amendments to the Fiscal Year 2011 General Fee Schedule; and proposed approval of a journal voucher recognizing and appropriating $200,000 in Proposition 40 urban forestry grant funds and authorize the city manager to enter into a contract with Davey Resource Group in an amount not to exceed $200,000 to re-inventory street trees.
The Design Commission will meet Monday, Nov. 8, at 6:15 p.m. at Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St. Agenda items include advisory review of amendment to the Valley Hunt Club Master Plan; preliminary consultation on new construction of a six-story, mixed-use development with 89,087 square feet of residential use (64 units), 7,999 square feet of retail use and 77 underground parking spaces at 86 S. Fair Oaks Ave.; and preliminary consultation on demolition of 16 existing buildings on the site of the former Town and Country School at 200 S. Sierra Madre Blvd., removal of seven protected trees and new construction of 60 housing units on three parcels. Please note there will be a 4:30 p.m. site visit at 200 S. Sierra Madre Blvd. (meet at the southeast corner of Oswego Street and Sierra Madre Boulevard), a 5 p.m. site visit at 520 S. Orange Grove Blvd. (meet at the southeast corner of Palmetto Drive and Orange Grove Boulevard in the parking lot) and a 5:15 p.m. site visit to 86 S. Fair Oaks Ave. (meet at the northeast corner of Dayton Street and Fair Oaks Avenue).
The Open Space and Conservation Element Committee will meet Monday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Conference Room (basement room 038) at Pasadena City Hall. Agenda items include implementation measures; annotated table of contents; and General Plan charrette on land use and mobility Nov. 11, 12 and 13.
The Commission on the Status of Women will meet Monday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Agenda items include proposed ratification of the convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women; review of meeting information on Vision 20/20; report on YWCA Women for Racial Justice Breakfast; report on Governor’s Women’s Conference; report on Sen. Liu’s final Women’s Health Conference and consideration of participation in Sen. Liu’s next issue, the working poor population of women and children; planning for the commission’s International Women’s Day activity to raise awareness about human trafficking in March 2011; and planning for the Conference on Aging elder abuse workshop.
The Senior Commission will meet Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. at The Villas by Regency Park, 539 N. Mentor Ave. Agenda items include update on 2011 Conference on Aging; and update on the city’s short-range transportation plan.
The City Council Municipal Services Committee will meet Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 4 p.m. in the Council Chamber at Pasadena City Hall. Agenda items include update on California greenhouse gas emissions cap and trade program; adjustment to compensation rate for sale of recyclable material; follow-up on sold waste franchise system; and review of the city’s solid waste rate study.
The Pasadena Community Access Corporation Board will meet Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at PCAC, 2061 N. Los Robles Ave. (Hen’s Teeth Square), Suite 105. Agenda items include executive director’s contract, City of Pasadena contract status and cable service providers’ public access plans.
The Arts & Culture Commission will meet Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the Hearing Room at the Permit Center, 175 N. Garfield Ave. Agenda items include recommended approval of $2,500 for replace of market mural by artist Christian Alderete; presentation on Lyric Opera of Los Angeles by Laura Sage; update on Public Art Master Plan; update on Rotating Public Art Exhibition Program; and update on idealab! mural.
The Human Services Commission will meet Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. at the Armenian Relief Society, 740 E. Washington Blvd. Agenda items include overview of Armenian Relief Society; and update on teen center.
The Urban Forestry Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Center. Agenda items include review of master street tree plan for Corson and Maple streets; review of policies and procedures for construction projects; tree removals based on condition on Colorado Boulevard; and tree removals based on condition on South Arroyo Parkway.
The Nov. 10 meeting of the Planning Commission has been canceled.
To learn more about commissions and see downloadable agendas, visit www.cityofpasadena.net/commissions.
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