Public Health Dental Public Health Dental Clinic
100 N. Garfield Ave., P.O. Box 7115, Pasadena, CA 91109-7215
Published by the City of Pasadena Public Affairs Office
[email protected] (626) 744-4755
City web site: www.cityofpasadena.net
Mayor: Bill Bogaard. Councilmembers: Jacque Robinson, Margaret McAustin,
John Kennedy, Gene Masuda, Victor Gordo, Steve Madison, Terry Tornek
May - June 2013
Tournament of Roses News
Reading is Sooooooo
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All entries are automatically entered in the grand prize drawing of a Nook Color!
Join us for such fun teen activities as cooking classes, monopoly tournaments, jewelry and
printmaking and a special “Fear Factor Food Challenge.” Visit www.cityofpasadena.net/
library/teens or call (626) 744-4766 for more information. Sponsored by The Friends of the
Pasadena Public Library.
Important 710 Update
City officials continue to closely monitor plans by the Los
Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)
about expanding SR-710 through Pasadena. In April, Metro held
its latest meetings for the SR-710 Technical Advisory Committee
(TAC) and the Stakeholder Advisory Outreach Committee
(SOAC). A broad range of alternatives and options
• Completing the 4.5-mile “gap” with a tunnel
• A “No Build” Option
• Bus Rapid Transit Line
• Light Rail Transit Line
• Other surface strategies/projects.
Although Pasadena residents and businesses will be directly impacted if the project
is built, the decision to proceed is not under City control.
The City will continue to update residents on developments through future issues
of Pasadena in Focus and online at www.cityofpasadena.net/sr710. The next Metro
TAC and SOAC meetings are scheduled for July 2013.
“Happy Birthday Pasadena: Celebrating Bridges”
Celebrating Pasadena’s 127th Birthday & 100th Anniversary of historic Colorado Street Bridge
A double celebration is on tap this year as the Pasadena Museum of History and the City of
Pasadena team up for “Happy Birthday Pasadena: Celebrating Bridges” from 1-5 p.m., Saturday,
June 22, marking Pasadena’s 127th birthday and the 100th anniversary of the
iconic Colorado Street Bridge. Mayor Bill Bogaard, other City dignitaries and
special guests will be on hand for this free community event.
“Happy Birthday Pasadena” takes place at the Pasadena Museum of History,
470 W. Walnut St. For more info, visit www.pasadenahistory.org or call
(626) 577-1660, ext. 10.
Recuerde: Todos los
Los Departamentos de
Bomberos y Policía de
Pasadena les recuerdan a
todos los residentes y
visitantes que los juegos
artificiales- incluyendo los
llamados "seguro y sano",
disponible en otras partes de
California, son estrictamente
prohibidos e ilegales en
La venta y posesión de
todos los juegos artificiales
son ilegales en Pasadena y
los infractores están sujetos al
decomiso y confiscación de
los vehículos, hasta un año de
cárcel y multas de hasta $
50,000 por incidente.
Debido al alto potencial de
riesgo de incendios y lesiones,
el personal de bomberos y de
la policía de Pasadena han
instalado puestos de control
alrededor de todo el estadio
Rose Bowl para incautar todos
los juegos artificiales ilegales
y arrestar a los infractores.
Debido a las preocupaciones
de los incendios forestales,
los agentes de los
asegurarán de que los
ilegalmente en zonas de la
ladera el 4 de julio sean
Si quiere disfrutar de los
Se continua adentro . . .
It’s time for Pasadena
Public Library’s annual Summer
Reading Club, June 8 to Aug.
4. This year’s theme is
“Reading is soooooooo
Delicious!” and there will be an
amazing array of fun things for
children and teens to do!
Children, up to 12
years old, can improve
their reading skills, earn fun
prizes, and enjoy great shows.
Joining is simple and easy to
do. Stop by any of the 10
Pasadena libraries to pick up a
free book bag and reading
record. Track your summer
reading, bring in your reading
record and collect your prizes!
Join us for professional
performers and storytellers,
storytimes and programs. You
won’t want to miss special
performances by Pacific Animal
Productions, Angie Donkin and
the Music Boat, Yvette Brandy,
Jose Luis Orozco, Antonio
Sacre, Dr. Cory Hills and Arty
Loon. For more information,
call (626) 744-4045 or visit
Teens, ages 13 to 18, can
participate in Pasadena Public
Library’s Teen Reading
program. Stop by your
neighborhood library now
through Sunday, Aug. 4, to fill
out an entry form any time you
finish a book, magazine,
comic, manga or audio book. If
we pick your
name in our
you win a prize!
begin June 17.
Public Health Dental Cl
California’s first city-operated public dental clinic has
opened its doors in Pasadena thanks to a unique city-countyprivate sector collaboration. An Open House Celebration was
held April 24 to showcase the new, high-tech City of Pasadena
Michael D. Antonovich Dental Clinic at the City’s Health
Department, 1845 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
The four-chair clinic is a state-of-the-art facility to help
improve access to oral health services for HIV-positive persons.
Services will eventually be expanded to the homeless, seniors,
young children and other underserved, income-qualified
populations in Pasadena and the Greater San Gabriel Valley area.
While some of California’s counties maintain public
health dental clinics, this is the first municipal-based dental
clinic in California, according to Dr. Eric Walsh, Pasadena’s
Health Officer and Director of the Public Health Department. The
new clinic is high-tech and “green” with paperless record
keeping systems and computer-based digital x-rays for patients.
The department received more than $795,000 to
establish the new dental clinic, including $365,387 from
Supervisor Antonovich’s Office; $358,625 for operating costs
from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Division of HIV/STD Programs (Ryan White Funding); $40,000
from the Pasadena Community Foundation Center; $30,000
from the Patron Saints Foundation, and $1,500 from Pastor
Eisenlord with Good Shepherd Church in Pasadena.
Additional assistance was received from the City's Community
Development Block Grant program.
The dental clinic will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 10:00 a.m. to 7:00
p.m., Wednesday and from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,
alternating Fridays. Services are free or at
reduced fees for income-qualified patients.
For more information about the City of
Pasadena Michael D. Antonovich Dental Clinic,
go to www.cityofpasadena.net/publichealth or
call (626) 744-6350.
Fourth of July: Rose Bowl Stadium Style
The Rose Bowl Stadium hosts “Americafest 2013” continuing an
87-year tradition of safe & affordable family entertainment during the
Fourth of July.
Celebrate our great nation’s birthday at the Rose Bowl—America’s
Stadium—first outside at the Family Fun Zone, with tasty food,
entertainment, exhibits and rides for the kids.
Then, inside the stadium, the Independence Day fun begins at
7 p.m. with opening ceremonies, Presentation of the Colors, National
Anthem, motorcycle stunt show and special musical performance by
Kenny G, the biggest-selling instrumental musician of the modern era.
A special video tribute to the military men and women from Greater
San Gabriel Valley who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan will be
shown prior to the biggest and best fireworks show in Southern California
at 9 p.m. by Pyrospectacular.
Americafest provides free admittance to all active duty military and their
families as a way of saying “Thank You” for their service. Americafest is made
possible with generous donations from individuals and organizations. Tickets
and parking information is online at www.rosebowlstadium.com.
Tournament of Roses® Unveils New Logo and
Trophy for 100th Rose Bowl Game!
The Tournament of Roses and its partners, the
Big Ten and Pac-12 Conferences and the Bowl
Championship Series unveiled new programs, a new
logo and modifications to the champion trophy
commemorating the 100th Rose Bowl Game.
“As the first postseason bowl to reach 100
games, we are excited to mark this momentous
occasion with enhancements to some of our iconic
marks,” Tournament of Roses Executive Director
William B. Flinn said. “We look forward to the events
leading up to January 1 to celebrate our illustrious
history and for the future of The Granddaddy of
The new 100th Rose Bowl Game logo will be used in celebrations leading up to the
historic event. The Rose Bowl Game Trophy, commissioned by Tiffany & Co., underwent
changes including 24k yellow gold accents and features a ¾-size football in sterling silver.
Other announcements include release of a 100th Rose Bowl Game Co
The current bowl agreement between the Tournament of Roses Association, the Big
Ten Conference and the Pac-12 Conference began in 1946. It is the oldest
intercollegiate postseason bowl agreement between two major conferences in the
U.S., hence the nickname, The Granddaddy of Them All.
Five days later, the 16th and final BCS National Championship
will be played on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at the stadium. This will
mark the second time the Tournament of Roses has hosted two
postseason bowl games in one week, the last time being in 2010.
For more info, visit www.tournamentofroses.com.
Hot Times At Beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium!
Lots of great family fun is happening at the Rose Bowl Stadium this summer!
Starting first with Americafest 2013, featuring Kenny G, things kick into high gear
with Gold Cup Soccer action and the hot Justin Timberlake-JAY Z concert.
On July 7, reigning Gold Cup champion, Mexico, defends its title against
Panama. Tickets available through Ticketmaster. On July 28, Justin Timberlake
and rapper JAY Z perform as part of the “Legends of the Summer” concert tour.
“Concert proceeds will go toward the RBOC's operating budget and, if there's a
surplus, the ongoing stadium renovation,” Rose Bowl Stadium General Manager
Darryl Dunn said.
Dunn said the Rose Bowl Stadium project is on track and is meeting its
objectives. The Pavilion, nearly completed, is a major milestone achievement for
the project and will be a primary revenue generator for decades to come, he said.
The 185,000-square-foot pavilion features two glass-walled press areas
and other patron amenities designed to boost long-term revenues and keep the
1922 historic stadium competitive with newer arenas.
The expanded layout features 48 midfield loge boxes with access to a
shared, indoor lounge below 54 indoor/outdoor luxury suites on two upper
levels. Flanking the loge area and suites are 1,199 club seats on two levels with
access to special club lounges.
The twin press boxes anchor either end of the Pavilion while the top level
features booths for TV and radio, coaching staff, video staff and Public Safety
personnel. Other improvements for all fans include wider tunnels, better
restrooms and concession areas.
“Revenue generated by suites, loges and club seats is expected
to exceed $7 million per year,” said Cory Shakarian, vice president of
Premium Seating Sales. Get a close-up look at these beautiful
renovations with a special stadium tour! Book tours by calling
(626) 275-2714 or email to [email protected] For
more information, visit www.rosebowlstadium.com.
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May - June 2013
se continua . . .
juegos artificiales el cuarto de
julio, los bomberos instan a
asistir a un espectáculo de
juegos artificiales profesionales,
como el Americafest anual en
el estadio Rose Bowl.
Para obtener más
información acerca de la
seguridad y el cumplimiento de
juegos artificiales, llame al
Departamento de Bomberos de
Pasadena, al (626) 744-7276.
Para obtener información
sobre la celebración del cuatro
de julio de Americafest, visite
Si usted tiene una
emergencia que amenaza con
su vida siempre llame al 9-1-1.
Recuerde, "si ve algo, diga
algo" y reporte cualquier
actividad sospechosa de
juegos artificiales, llamando al
Celebre el Cuarto de
Julio con el Estilo del
Estadio de Rose Bowl
El Estadio Rose Bowl será el
anfitrión de "Americafest 2013,
presentado por Honda",
continuando una tradición de
87 años de proporcionar
entretenimiento familiar seguro
y asequible durante el cuatro
La Celebración del
cumpleaños de nuestro gran
país comienza fuera del Rose
Bowl- el Estadio de América,
donde habrá disponible una
zona familiar divertida completa
para los niños como ser
entretenimiento al vivo,
exposiciones y atracciones
Dentro del estadio, el
programa del Día de la
Independencia comienza a las
7PM La ceremonias de
apertura incluye la
presentación las emblemas y el
Himno Nacional, seguido de un
espectáculo de acrobacias en
motocicletas y la actuación
musical de Kenny G, el músico
instrumental de mayor venta de
la era moderna.
También incluye un video
especial en homenaje a los
hombres y mujeres del Valle de
San Gabriel que han dado sus
vidas en Irak y Afganistán. El
más grande y el mejor
espectáculo de juegos
artificiales en todo el sur de
California comenzará a las 9pm
con más de 5.000 juegos
artificiales presentados por
Pyrospectacular, una leyenda
en el mundo de los
Americafest continúa la
tradición de garantizar libre
acceso a todos los militares en
servicio activo y sus familias,
como una manera de decir
"gracias" por su servicio.
Americafest es la más antigua
tradición de Día de la
Independencia en el sur de
California gracias a las
generosas donaciones de
individuos y organizaciones
que aman el estadio Rose
Bowl, a los miembros de
nuestras Fuerzas Armadas, y a
la comunidad en Pasadena. La
Venta de entradas y la
estacionamiento lo encuentra
en la página web
Spring is Great Time to Inventory Energy & Water Use
All Fireworks Illegal in Pasadena
Pasadena Fire and Police Officials remind residents
and that all fireworks—including the “safe and sane” variety
—are strictly prohibited and illegal in Pasadena. If found,
fireworks will be confiscated; violators’ vehicles subject to
confiscation and impound; and convictions carry up to one
year in jail and fines up to $50,000 per incident.
Pasadena police and fire personnel will staff checkpoints
around the Rose Bowl Stadium to seize all fireworks and arrest
offenders. Parking enforcement officers will ensure that
vehicles illegally parked in hillside areas on July 4 are
If you want to enjoy fireworks during the Fourth of July,
consider attending a professional fireworks show like
Americafest at the Rose Bowl Stadium.
For more information about fireworks safety and
enforcement, call Pasadena Fire Department at
(626) 744-7276. For information about
Americafest Fourth of July celebration, visit
If you have a life-threatening emergency
always call 9-1-1. Remember, “If you see
something, say something” and report
fireworks activity by calling (626) 744-4241.
Enjoy Pasadena’s Farmer’s Markets
Farmer’s Market returns to
the Playhouse District on
Wednesdays through Oct. 30 at
535 E. Union St., near the
Fuller Seminary Garden. Enjoy
fresh California fruits and
vegetables, honey, fish, eggs,
The “Summer Market” in the Playhouse District is open
3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays.
Pasadena’s other Farmer’s Markets are held at:
Victory Park, 2575 Paloma St., 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on
Saturdays, and Villa-Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa St.,
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesdays.
Be sure to bring your own re-usable bags for purchases.
Always make sure you regularly clean or wash your re-usable
bags. For more information, call (626) 744-7500 or email
Smoke-free Ordinance Update
Effective July 1, 2013, smoking in apartments and
condominiums with two or more units, including on balconies
and patios, is prohibited. Violators will be subject to a $100
ticket citation for the first violation, $200 for the second
violation and $500 for the third violation occurring within a
To report complaints, or for more information, please
contact the Pasadena Tobacco Control Program
office at (626) 744-6014. Additional information
is online at www.cityofpasadena.net/publichealth.
The Pasadena City Council unanimously
approved amendments to the City's Tobacco
Use Prevention Ordinance in 2011
About 70 percent of the water used in a typical Pasadena household is for outdoor
irrigation. Remember that simple changes in outdoor water use can make a big difference
to the environment and save you money during the summer! Also consider making energy
smart choices to help reduce power needs.
Outdoor water waste checklist:
1. Check sprinkler systems for leaks, overspray and broken sprinkler heads. Make
repairs promptly and save up to 500 gallons per month.
2. Use a broom not a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks. Save up to 150 gallons
3. Irrigate your lawn and garden in the early morning or evening to reduce
evaporation. Save up to 25 gallons every time you do.
4. Consider replacing thirsty turf lawn with a vibrant, drought-tolerant landscape. Save
hundreds of gallons a year.
5. Visit the H2O Academy online at www.PWPWeb.com for conservation tips, free
workshops, rebates and water-related news.
Energy use checklist:
1. Turn off the air conditioner when away from home. Open screened windows at
night to allow natural cooling.
2. Replace burned out light bulbs with energy-efficient fluorescent or LED light bulbs to
cut energy use for lighting by up to 75 percent.
3. Turn water heater control valve to "pilot" when away from home for a
week or more.
4. Schedule annual air conditioner service. Make sure A/C is in peak
performance to extend its life and save money.
5. Installing weather stripping to close air leak gaps around windows
“Cut Your Grass” Workshop
Homeowners are saving money on irrigation and enhancing the curb appeal of
homes by upgrading to vibrant, drought-tolerant landscapes. Are you eager to replace your
own thirsty lawn, but don’t know where to start? Find out during a free workshop with Tim
Wheeler, a noted horticulturist and landscaping professional, from 9 a.m. to Noon, Saturday,
Four lucky workshop participants will win customized, two-hour
Workshop locations and online registration available starting June 1 at
www.PWPweb.com/SaveWater. Registration is required. Workshops are
developed and provided exclusively as a service to PWP customers.
“Fall Garden Planning” Workshop
It will be time for fall gardening before you know it
and here to give you a little early inspiration is
Gardenerd! Join Christy Wilhelmi from 9 a.m. to 11
a.m., Saturday, Aug. 10 for an information-packed class
to plan out your fall garden. This workshop is designed
for people who have a thirst for knowledge and a healthy
sense of humor about their obsession with organic
gardening. Whether you’re a novice or a Gardenerd
veteran, you will love this workshop!
Copies of Christy’s new book “Gardening
for Geeks” will be raffled off to attendees.
For a full list of PWP’s H2O Academy
workshops, conservation videos, tips and
other resources, visit www.PWPweb.com/SaveWater.
Future Adjustments to Water Rates under Consideration
The Pasadena City Council will hold a public hearing beginning at 7
p.m., June 17, 2013 in the City Council Chamber, 100 N. Garfield Avenue,
to receive public comments regarding the adoption of proposed water rate
adjustments. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. More
information is available at www.PWPweb.com.
Fight the Mosquito Bite!
Help “Fight the Bite” and help
eliminate breeding spots for pesky
• Remove or drain anything that
has stagnant water.
• Keep roof gutters; ponds,
swimming pools & spas clean
• Change water in fountains, bird
baths & wading pools weekly
• Stock ponds with mosquitoeating fish
Prevent mosquito bites by:
• Using proper mesh screens on windows & doors
• Covering up with long-sleeve shirts and applying
repellents to exposed skin
• Limiting outdoor activities during sunrise
More information is at westnile.ca.gov/
mosquito_control.htm Report problem locations
and get mosquito fish by contacting City’s
Environmental Health Division,
Sign Up for Summer Camps Now!
Pasadena has a camp designed with your child in
mind. Day Camps, Sports, Tiny Tots, Performing Arts, After
School Adventures and Teen Camp, plus swim lessons and
It gets better. “Parks After Dark” beginning July 11, is
filled with fun activities, including sports & fitness classes, arts
and crafts, cooking classes, swimming, movies and concerts.
Locations and times include Robinson Park Center, Villa-Parke
Community Center and Loma Alta Park from 6 p.m. to 10
p.m., Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, July 11-Aug. 16.
Details at www.cityofpasadena.net/humanservices.
Most camps run for six weeks, beginning July 1. Weekly
fees vary depending on camp, plus one-time registration fees.
Swim lessons and recreational swimming will
be at Blair High School Pool, Coral Pool,
Pasadena High School Pool, Robinson Park and
Villa-Parke Community Center. Complete
schedules and fees at www.cityofpasadena.net/
reserve or call (626) 744-3914.
Water Quality Report Available By June 30
Pasadena Water and Power is pleased to present the 2012
Consumer Confidence Report on Water Quality (CCR). Once
again, we are proud to announce that your tap water met all
drinking water quality standards set by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency and the California Department of Public
The 2012 CCR will be available for electronic
viewing by June 30, 2013 at www.PWPweb.com/
For more information about the state and
federal reporting requirements, or to view reports
from previous years, please visit www.PWPweb.com/
Hazardous & E-waste Collection
Los Angeles County’s free Household
Hazardous Waste and E-waste Collection
is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 22 at
Rose Bowl Stadium, Lot K. Open to all LA
Items accepted include used motor oil
& filters, anti-freeze, other automotive
fluids, cleaning products, pool & garden
chemicals, aerosol cans, medicine except
controlled substances, batteries, computers,
monitors, printers, telephones, cell phones,
TVs, microwaves, video games, stereos,
VCRs and electronic toys.
Items NOT accepted include
business/commercial waste, trash, tires,
refrigerators, stoves, washing machines,
explosives, ammunition and radioactive
materials. Please follow transportation limit
of 15 gallons and 125 pounds of
hazardous waste per trip. More info at
www.CleanLA.com or call 1(888)-CleanLA.