All events are free unless otherwise noted.
Saturday, July 9
8:30 a.m. to noon – The Pasadena Police Department will sponsor a public workshop on the rights of crime victims. http://t.co/3AZ6HAv
Tuesday, July 12
* 3 p.m. – Tour the world! Explore Scotland through stories, games, activities, crafts and snacks at Santa Catalina Branch Library, 999 E. Washington Blvd. This is a Summer Reading Club event (see end of this section). Be sure to pick up your passport any Pasadena public library; attend two or more world tour programs or have your passport stamped at all 10 library sites to enter a drawing for special prizes!
* 7:50 p.m. – If it’s dusk, it’s time for movie night on the field at Villa-Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa St. Tonight’s feature is “Kung Fu Panda” (2008, PG). Don’t forget the lawn chairs and blankets! http://t.co/cdwNy4b
Wednesday, July 13
* 10:30 a.m. – Tour the world! Explore Germany through stories, games, activities, crafts and snacks at San Rafael Branch Library, 1240 Nithsdale Rd. This is a Summer Reading Club event.
* 1 p.m. – This week’s film at Lamanda Park Branch Library, 140 S. Altadena Dr., is “Coraline” (2008, PG) with the voices of Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher and Ian McShane in the animated story of an adventurous girl who finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home. (626) 744-7266.
* 7 p.m. – Do you love Pasadena’s open space areas and want to see them protected for future generations? The Draft Open Space and Conservation Element of the General Plan will be presented at a community meeting. http://t.co/peSdAsN
Through July 13
The deadline to take the General Plan Survey has been extended to July 13! The survey asks which land use alternative for future growth, or combination of alternatives, are preferred for six planning areas. A special newsletter with information on the alternatives with the survey was mailed to all households and businesses in mid-June. The survey can also be completed online at www.cityofpasadena.net/generalplan.
Thursday, July 14
* 10 a.m. – Barbara Wong will tell mysterious, centuries-old tales from China and Hawaii in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library. This is a Summer Reading Club event.
* 1:30 p.m. – Barbara Wong repeats her program at Allendale Branch Library, 1130 S. Marengo Ave.
* 3:30 p.m. – Tour the world! Explore France and England through stories, games, activities, crafts and snacks at Lamanda Park Branch Library. This is a Summer Reading Club event.
* 6 p.m. – Help assess Pasadena’s critical needs and funding priorities during a workshop sponsored by the Human Services Commission. http://t.co/ORQnHZd
Friday, July 15
6 p.m. – Bring the family for movie night at Victory Park, 2575 Paloma St. Family fun, food and music will begin at 6 p.m. and “How to Train Your Dragon” (2010, PG) will begin at dusk. Bring blankets or lawn chairs! http://t.co/aMWkA4i
Saturday, July 16
* 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – It’s the second annual Summer Festival at Robinson Park with loads of family fun! http://t.co/2plPYxH
* 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. – The second annual L.A. Street Food Fest at the Bowl Stadium will feature well-known celebrity chefs, 15 gourmet food trucks, 24 restaurants, five local loncheros, eight carts and stands, and so much more that you'll have to experience it to believe it! Purchase a ticket for the session(s) of your choice, bring a picnic blanket and get ready for a tasty good time! www.lastreetfoodfest.com
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 any 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, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber (S249) at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave.
Agenda highlights include
* Proposed contract for purchase of biogas through Dec. 31, 2021
* Proposed renewal of Playhouse District Association Property-based Business Improvement District
* Appeal of proposed wireless telecommunications facility at Grand Avenue and California Boulevard
* Predevelopment plan review for proposed expansion of Villa Esperanza Services
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 the July 18 meeting of the Pasadena City Council will be canceled.
COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES
The City Council Finance Committee will meet Monday, July 11, at 4:30 p.m. in the Grand Conference Room (basement room S038) at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. Agenda items include proposed agreement with OfficeMax to provide office supplies.
The Design Commission will meet Monday, July 11, at 6 p.m. at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St. Agenda items include application for concept design review of new construction of a three-story, 45,001-square-foot mixed-use office/retail complex with underground parking at 31-71 S. Fair Oaks Ave.; preliminary consultation on a new, five-story, 144-room extended-stay hotel at 233 N. Fair Oaks Ave. (Residence Inn); preliminary consultation on a new, six-story, 84,797-square-foot mixed-use development with 64 residential units, 7,450 square feet of retail space and 176 underground parking spaces at 86 S. Fair Oaks Ave.; and preliminary consultation on a new, five-story, multifamily development with 100 proposed residential units and parking for 125 cars at 167 E. Walnut St.
The Open Space/Conservation Element Committee will meet Monday, July 11, at 6:45 p.m. in the Grand Conference Room at Pasadena City Hall. Agenda items include the Draft Open Space and Conservation Element of the General Plan; and July 13 community meeting.
The Commission on the Status of Women will meet Monday, July 11, at 7 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Agenda items include update on recommendations to council regarding ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women; update on Vision 20/20 meeting; update on recommendations to council request on employment of women in non-traditional positions and outreach efforts to attract women to non-traditional positions; update on Southern California Women’s Health Conference planning meetings; presentation by Amnesty International and United Nations; and discussion on Commission on the Status of Women meeting themes.
The July 12 meeting of the City Council Municipal Services Committee has been canceled.
The Arts & Culture Commission will meet Wednesday, July 13, at 5:30 p.m. in the Hearing Room at the Permit Center, 175 N. Garfield Ave. Agenda items include proposed FY 2011/2012 annual grants program awards nad $65,599 from the Cultural Trust Fund for supplemental program funding; proposed site-specific final art plan for rotating public art exhibition program; proposed cencept art plan for 700 E. Walnut St.; presentation by Mark Woods about Pasadena Society of Artists; and Villa-Parke office mural concepts.
The Urban Forestry Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, July 13, at 6 p.m. at the City Yards, 233 W. Mountain St. Agenda items include Brookside Golf Course lake enlargement project and related tree removals; and requests for tree removal at 2585 E. Colorado Blvd., 865-875 N. Fair Oaks Ave. and 2610 Las Lunas St.
The Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, July 13, at 6:15 p.m. in the Council Chamber (S249) at Pasadena City Hall. Agenda items include update on Mobility Element of the General Plan.
The July 13 meeting of the Human Services Commission has been canceled.
The Northwest Commission will meet Thursday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Agenda items include update on redevelopment activity; proposed Cool Succulents Mural Lane project; recommendation for a Northwest Commission member for the Rose Bowl Local Hiring Authority Committee; and recommendation for appointment to the Hahamongna Watershed Park Advisory Committee.
For more information about commissions, including agendas, visit www.cityofpasadena.net/commissions.
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