All events are free.
Saturday, March 26
* 10 a.m. – Come to a community meeting to learn more about the next two phases of the Robinson Park Master Plan and provide your comments and suggestions. http://bit.ly/dIwwDZ
* 3 to 5:30 p.m. – Hillary Jordan, author of Pasadena’s 2011 One City, One Story novel, will join Pasadena Public Libraries Director Jan Sanders in the ballroom at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., in a discussion about Jordan’s experiences envisioning and writing Mudbound. A question-and-answer session with the community will follow. Bring your copy of the book for her to sign! www.cityofpasadena.net/library/OCOS.
Monday, March 28
* 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Pasadena police officers will conduct special enforcement operations for distracted and aggressive drivers. http://bit.ly/hlH2jE
* 11 a.m. – Join in the Mudbound discussion group at Lamanda Park Branch Library, 140 S. Altadena Dr. (626) 744-7266.
Through 9 p.m. March 28
No outdoor watering – it’s mandatory (with few exceptions)! www.cityofpasadena.net/shutdown
Tuesday, March 29
* 6 p.m. – Do you blog or use other social media? The Pasadena Community Access Corporation Board of Directors presents the 2011 Citizen Journalism series, with guest speakers monthly through June. On March 29 André Coleman, reporter at the Pasadena Weekly, will discuss his journalistic career and the future of citizen journalism, then answer questions from the audience in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St. http://bit.ly/gt6R3h
* 7 p.m. – Join musicologist Carl Bergquest-DeVoe at Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd., as he provides a history of film music, shows scenes from films throughout the decades, performs musical numbers and shares some great stories about film scores. (626) 744-7262.
Wednesday, March 30
* 1 p.m. – This week’s film in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library is “Great Debaters” (2007, PG-13) starring Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker and Kimberly Elise in the fact-based story of a professor at Wiley College in Texas who inspired students to form the school’s first debate team that went on to challenge Harvard for the national championship.
* 3:30 p.m. –Local mezzo-soprano Gigi Johnson will sing jazz numbers from the 1940s, accompanied by pianist Bob Balbert, and shares the stories behind the songs at Hill Avenue Branch Library, 55 S. Hill Ave. This is a One City, One Story event that ties in to Mudbound themes. www.cityofpasadena.net/library/OCOS
See more community events (and add your own) at www.cityofpasadena.net/calendar.
The Pasadena City Council will meet Monday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber (S249) at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave.
* Ambassador West – This proposed development project on 19.7 acres bounded by Greet Street, St. John Avenue, Del Mar Boulevard and Orange Grove Boulevard, was approved by the council in 2007 and is the site of the form Ambassador College campus. Due to changes to the overall project ownership since 2007, which have affected the ability to finalize the tract map, as well as financial challenges of the owner, the council will consider approving an application for major amendments to the project.
* Fire and Police Retirement System – This is a system established in the 1930s that provides benefits to former Pasadena police officers and firefighters who were hired before 1977, the year it was closed to new entrants and their beneficiaries. (Officers and firefighters hired since then, as well as those who elected to transfer, are part of the California Public Employee Retirement System, or CalPERS.) The council will consider addressing significant funding challenges associated with FPRS.
The agendas, including downloadable reports, are available at www.cityofpasadena.net/councilagendas/council_agenda.asp.
The meeting will be televised live on KPAS (channel 3 on the Charter Communications system and channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse) and via streaming video at www.cityofpasadena.net/publicaffairs (click on the KPAS icon).
CITY COUNCIL -- MEETING WITH L.A. COUNTY SUPERVISOR MICHAEL ANTONOVICH
The Pasadena City Council will meet with Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich on Wednesday, March 30, at 8 a.m. in the Grand Conference Room (basement room S038) at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave.
Agenda items include:
* $2 million award from the county for environmental rehabilitation of Centennial Place
* Request for assistance developing and implementing a regional San Gabriel Valley approach to homeless services
* City participation in an environmental impact report (EIR) process for sediment removal at Devil’s Gate Dam by the L.A. County Department of Public Works.
The meeting is open to the public. Public comment will be limited to items on the agenda. The meeting will not be televised.
COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES
The Arts & Culture Commission’s Community Development Subcommittee will meet Monday, March 28, at 4:30 p.m. in the second floor conference room at the Permit Center, 175 N. Garfield Ave. Agenda items include Orange Grove Cultural Corridor.
The City Council Finance Committee will meet Monday, March 28, at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber (S249) at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. Agenda items include revised reprioritization of Fiscal Year 2011 Capital Improvement Program street lighting and electric system undergrounding projects.
The Design Commission will meet Monday, March 28, at 6 p.m. at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St. Agenda items include application for final design review of Rose Bowl Stadium renovations and improvements to the press box; and preliminary consultation on a new, five-story, 144-room extended-stay hotel at 233 N. Fair Oaks Ave. (Residence Inn).
The City Council Legislative Policy Committee will meet Tuesday, March 29, at 4 p.m. in the Fair Oaks Conference Room (basement S039) at Pasadena City Hall. Agenda items include SR 710 EIR/EIS scoping; proposed support of Transporation for America federal transportation legislative platform; and briefings on state and federal legislative matters of interest to Pasadena.
More information about commissions, including downloadable agendas, is at www.cityofpasadena.net/commissions.
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