All events are free.
Sunday, April 3, through Friday, April 8
9 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Caltrans will close up to two lanes in both directions on the 110 Freeway overnight between Glenarm Street and Interstate 5 as part of the Arroyo Seco Parkway Improvement Project. http://1.usa.gov/9lRFVK
Monday, April 4
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Adults are invited to make their own unique greeting cards in a workshop conducted by Martha Anderson of Creative Memories at Santa Catalina Branch Library, 999 E. Washington Blvd. (626) 744-7272.
Tuesday, April 5
7 p.m. – Meet Vince Bertoni, director of the Pasadena Planning Department, at a town hall meeting hosted by Councilman Terry Tornek. You don’t have to be a resident of District 7 to attend. http://bit.ly/fImTHg
Wednesday, April 6
1 p.m. – This week’s film in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St., is “All the President’s Men” (1976, PG) starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman as Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Washington Post reporters who uncovered details of the Watergate scandal that led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation. (626) 744-4066.
Thursday, April 7
2 p.m. – A four-part program will introduce homeschooled children ages 6 to 8 to basic library skills at Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd. A different topic will be covered every Thursday in April at 2 p.m., from the parts of a book to how to use the library’s computerized catalog. Call (626) 744-7262 to make a reservation.
Friday, April 8
6:30 to 10 p.m. – Local colleges will compete in wacky games during the second annual Pasadena Collegiate Field Tournament at PCC’s Jackie Robinson Stadium. Come cheer on your favorites! http://bit.ly/hY5NY6
Saturday, April 9
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Pasadena Emergency Response Training (PERT) will be hosted by City Councilwoman Margaret McAustin and the Pasadena Fire Department. http://bit.ly/e5xlMy
See more community events (and add your own) at www.cityofpasadena.net/calendar.
The Pasadena City Council will meet Monday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber (S249) at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave.
Agenda items of note include:
* Transportation for America federal legislative platform
* Proposed amendments to the tobacco control ordinance that would reduce drifting tobacco smoke in multiunit housing complexes
* Recommended approval and submittal of the public housing agency annual plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
* Demonstration of online citizen service center
* Selection panel recommendations for rotating public art exhibition program.
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 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).
COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND BOARDS
The Pasadena Community Access Corporation Board of Directors will meet for a retreat Saturday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Council Conference Room (S246) at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. Agenda items include search for new executive director.
The Historic Preservation Commission will meet Monday, April 4, at 6 p.m. in the Hearing Room at the Permit Center, 175 N. Garfield Ave. (enter through the Ramona Street door). Agenda items include National Register of Historic Places nominations for late 19th/early 20th century development and architecture – 12 properties in two districts; advisory review of new detached garage at 182 S. Orange Grove Blvd.; application for certificate of appropriateness for construction of a second-story addition at 985 N. Michigan Ave.; application for certificate of appropriateness for construction of a small, second-story addition at the southeast corner and replacement of a rear door and two windows on the east elevation at 460 Bellefontaine St.; and update on the commission’s 2011 Historic Preservation Awards. Please note there will be a 4:40 p.m. site visit to 985 N. Michigan Ave. and 5:10 p.m. site visit to 182 S. Orange Grove Blvd.
The April 4 meeting of the City Council Public Safety Committee has been canceled.
The Accessibility and Disability Commission will meet Tuesday, April 5, at 3 p.m. in the Grand Conference Room (basement room S038) at Pasadena City Hall. Agenda items include presentation by Jack Darakjian on the Pasadena Marathon; discussion about adding captions to video on emergency preparedness; report from Disaster Preparedness Committee; pedestrian access and safety; and update on grand opening of Reese’s Retreat at Brookside Park.
The Recreation and Parks Commission will meet Tuesday, April 5, at 6 p.m. at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St. Agenda items include updates on proposed agreement with Pasadena Roving Archers; and update on Reese’s Retreat at Brookside Park.
The Human Services Commission will meet Tuesday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Agenda items include policy recommendations for 2011-2013 priority focus for the Policy on Children, Youths and Families; proposed scheduling of needs assessment for 2011-2013 Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Shelter Grant and Human Services Endowment Fund; and staff recommendations for possible adjustments to funding awards for 2011-2012 CDBG, ESG and HSEF.
The Human Relations Commission will meet Tuesday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Center. Agenda items include update on San Gabriel Valley Pride Festival; update on GLBT Teen Center; and update on commission’s forum series.
The April 5 meeting of the Pasadena Community Access Corporation Board of Directors has been canceled.
The Zoning Hearing Officer will meet Wednesday, April 6, at 6 p.m. in the Hearing Room at the Permit Center. Agenda items include recommended approval with conditions of a minor conditional use permit (CUP) to allow removal of six panel antennas and replace them with 12 new LTE antennas on top of the 45-foot tower at 2307 E. Colorado Blvd.; and recommended disapproval of a variance to allow the required parking (four off-street spaces) to be in a tandem configuration for the existing single-family residence and recommended approval with conditions of a minor variance to allow a portion of a proposed new second dwelling unit to encroach into the required side yard setback at 690 Bradford St.
The Code Enforcement Commission will meet Thursday, April 7, at 4 p.m. in the Hearing Room at the Permit Center. Agenda items include recommended approval of applicant’s request for modification of conditions for sales of single containers of beer, wine coolers, malt liquor and distilled spirits plus hours of operation, and recommended disapproval of applicant’s request for modification of conditions for employment of private security guard, removal of litter from premises and public right of way and identification of business establishment on containers of alcoholic beverages and plastic bags at 125 E. Orange Grove Blvd. (Super Liquor); update on unpermitted construction, no certificate of occupancy and installation of a fence without a zoning permit at 856 Mountain Pl.; update on construction without building permits at 1181-1183 N. Summit Ave.; update on lack of required certificate of occupancy at 1988 N. Summit Ave.; update on construction without permits at 915-917 N. Los Robles Ave.; update on dilapidated structure, overgrown vegetation and accumulation of junk, trash and debris at 1034 N. Hudson Ave.; update on overgrown vegetation at 1690 San Pasqual St.; update on construction of a wooden fence without proper permits at 1114 Worcester Ave.; update on failure to obtain certificate of occupancy at 1553 Navarro Ave.; update on inadequate security of a vacant building, overgrown vegetation, gross lack of grounds maintenance and accumulation of junk, trash and debris at 840 N. Euclid Ave.; update on construction without proper building permits at 1874 Monte Vista Ave.; update on construction without proper building permits at 1470 N. Marengo Ave.; and update on building left in a state of incomplete construction for more than six months at 1633 Walnut St.
More information about commissions, including downloadable agendas, is at www.cityofpasadena.net/commissions.
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