All events are free.
Sunday, June 19, to Friday, June 24
9 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Caltrans will close up to two lanes overnight northbound and southbound on the 110 Freeway from I-5 to Glenarm Street for the continuing Arroyo Seco Parkway Improvement Project.
Tuesday, June 21
6:30 p.m. – Councilman Steve Madison will host a District 6 town hall meeting in the Crawford Family Forum at Southern California Public Radio, 474 S. Raymond Ave. Special guest Vince Bertoni, director of planning, will discuss the General Plan and the future of Pasadena. http://bit.ly/ld5ltZ
Wednesday, June 22
1 p.m. – This week’s free film in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St., is “Away from Her” (2006, PG-13) starring Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent and Olympia Dukakis in the story of a man who plunges into an emotional abyss after moving his Alzheimer’s-stricken wife to a nursing facility. Christie earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of the fading yet graceful Fiona. (626) 744-4066.
Thursday, June 23
2:30 to 4 p.m. – Learn about the four alternatives to the General Plan land use and mobility updates and how they would affect jobs, housing, greenhouse gas emissions and more. This workshop in the Creveling Lounge at Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., will include exhibits, presentations on the alternatives and an opportunity to ask questions of the community members who helped draft the alternatives. http://bit.ly/lbt61Q
Saturday, June 25
* 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. – The next opportunity to learn more about the General Plan alternatives, this time in the auditorium at Madison Elementary School, 515 E. Ashtabula St. http://bit.ly/lbt61Q
* 10 a.m. – Children 12 and under will enjoy “Stories from the Old Country” as Flights of Fantasy Story Theatre tells folktales and fables using costumes, props and a healthy dose of laughter in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St. This is a Summer Reading Club event (see below). (626) 744-4066.
* 6 p.m. – About 90,000 people are expected to attend the Gold Cup final soccer game at the Rose Bowl Stadium, so be prepared for traffic in the areas surrounding the stadium. www.rosebowlstadium.com
Sunday, June 26
Noon to 4 p.m. – Free HIV testing will be offered in Lot B at the Rose Bowl Stadium sponsored by California Assemblyman Anthony Portantino and the Pasadena Public Health Department. http://bit.ly/j7VWpb
Through July 8
Take the General Plan Survey and tell us which land use alternative, or combination of alternatives, you preferred for six planning areas. A special newsletter with information on the alternatives with the survey has been mailed to all households and businesses. http://bit.ly/lbt61Q
Through Aug. 14 and Aug. 20
It’s Summer Reading Club time with the theme “One World, Many Stories” through Aug. 14 for children 12 and younger and through Aug. 20 for teens. They can register at their nearest Pasadena public library. Children will get a special reading log, stickers and book bag, then bring their reading records in when they’ve read 200 minutes to receive their prizes. Hey, teens: Every time you finish a book, magazine, graphic novel or audio book, fill out a prize entry slip with a bit of information about you and the item you’ve finished, then drop it into a specially designated prize box. www.cityofpasadena.net/library
See more community events (and add your own) at www.cityofpasadena.net/calendar.
The Pasadena City Council will meet Monday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber (S249) at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave.
Agenda highlights include:
* Annual action plan and related funding allocations for Community Development Block Grants, Emergency Shelter Grants Home Investment Partnership Act and Human Services Endowment Fund
* Assessment against hotels and motels in connection with the Pasadena Tourism Business Improvement District
* Proposed adoptions of FY 2012 city operating budget and capital improvement program
* Appointment of members to serve on the City Council Redistricting Task Force
* First reading of an ordinance that would reduce drifting tobacco smoke in multiunit housing complexes
* First reading of an ordinance that would suspend implementation of a scheduled consumer price increase to mayor’s and council members’ stipends
(Please note that a call for review regarding Super Liquor has been rescheduled and will be noticed for the July 18 council meeting.)
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).
Please note that the June 27 and July 4 meetings of the Pasadena City Council will be canceled.
COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND BOARDS
The City Council Finance Committee will meet Monday, June 20, at 5 p.m. in the Grand Conference Room (basement room S038) at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. Agenda items include proposed adoption of GANN appropriations limit for Fiscal Year 2012; proposed contract award for workers’ compensation claims administration, bill review and case management; and quarterly investment report.
The City Council Public Safety Committee will meet Monday, June 20, at 5 p.m. in the Council Chamber (S249) at Pasadena City Hall. Agenda items include proposed resolution authorizing destruction of non-hire background files closed and completed before 2002; and continued discussion of proposed $2 million reduction in Fire Department FY 2012 operating budget.
The June 20 meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission has been canceled.
The Environmental Advisory Commission will meet Tuesday, June 21, at 6 p.m. in the Hearing Room at the Permit Center, 175 N. Garfield Ave. Agenda items include 2010 Water Quality Report; and update on draft ordinance that would prohibit single-use plastic carryout bags and establish a charge for specified single-use paper carryout bags.
The Pasadena Center Operating Company Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, June 22, at 4 p.m. in room 211 at the Pasadena Conference Center, 300 E. Green St. Agenda items include ice rink update.
The June 22 meeting of the Planning Commission and the City Council Legislative Policy Committee have been canceled.
The Northwest Commission will meet Thursday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Agenda items include final concepts for Northwest marketing plan; redevelopment year-end report; update on Pasadena mural project; introduction of Human Services and Recreation Director Mercy Santoro; and review of 37th program year process for Community Development Block Grant request for proposals.
See more information about commissions, including downloadable agendas, at www.cityofpasadena.net/commissions.
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