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South Pasadena News and Updates

The City of South Pasadena is revising its Strategic Plan and is seeking input from the community. The City is encouraging residents and stakeholders to play an integral role in developing a new community-wide strategic plan by participating in the public focus groups. 

The Strategic Planning process is intended to be a thought-provoking and comprehensive examination of the key issues confronting the community and identification of an agreed upon set of priorities which guides decision-making for the City Council.

Click Here, for more information and a schedule of dates.

9/7/2021

In honor of the Labor Day holiday, City offices will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2021. We will resume service Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

Both the South Pasadena Police and Fire Departments will have staff available to assist the public. For non-emergency assistance, you may contact the Police Department at (626) 403-7270, while the Fire Department can be reached at (626) 403-7300.

9/3/2021

The Protocol for Organized Youth Sports: Appendix S has been updated.  Recent changes are highlighted in yellow in the document and are effective Wednesday, September 1, 2021:


• Clarifies that requirements included in this protocol apply only to teams and sport activities
based in Los Angeles County and will remain in effect as long as Los Angeles County reports high rates of community transmission.
• Clarifies routine screening testing for vaccinated and unvaccinated athletes and staff/coaches/volunteers.

Other pertinent information and resources can be found on the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health COVID-19 webpage

Thank you for your ongoing efforts to protect the health and well-being of Los Angeles County residents.

8/31/2021

In an effort to improve the pipeline safety, Southern California Gas Company will be working with a helicopter company to conduct methane emission mapping over SoCalGas infrastructure in the Cities of South Pasadena, Pasadena, Alhambra, Monterey Park, Montebello and Altadena, as illustrated in the image below. This new technology is used to detect methane emissions from the air at 500 ft altitude. There is no threat to the community. On the contrary, detection of methane emissions is another method in helping keep the communities safe and is part of the SB 1371 Natural Gas emissions reduction program.

The project will take place on Monday, August 30, 2021 for one day and return on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 for one day between the hours of 8am to 5pm. The Bell JetRanger helicopter will be going back and forth in a lawnmower pattern at 500ft.

If you have any questions regarding the helicopter activity, please direct them to the SoCalGas Customer Contact Center at 1‐800‐427‐2200 where you can speak to a Customer Service Representative. Company representatives are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Additionally, law enforcement in the general area have been made aware of this activity. Please see
photos attached to the press release.

If you have any questions regarding the helicopter activity, please direct them to the SoCalGas Customer Contact Center at 1‐800‐427‐2200 where you can speak to a Customer Service Representative.

8/30/2021

Where:
Larry’s Union Service
1100 Mission Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030

The South Pasadena Police Department has partnered with Larry’s Union Service to offer a Catalytic Converter Etching event on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 8 AM to 12 PM at Larry’s Union Service. South Pasadena residents are invited to bring their vehicles to have their license plate numbers engraved onto their catalytic converters FREE of charge. We have seen an increase in catalytic converter thefts, especially targeting the Toyota Prius. By etching your vehicle’s license plate number, it can deter thieves from stealing it and help recover stolen catalytic converters. Pre-registration is required to participate and limited to 40 vehicles. We encourage residents to register early as five slots are available every 30 minutes between 8 AM and 12 PM. To register visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/catalytic-converter-etching-event-tickets-166332606303 .Residents will have to bring your vehicle, driver’s license to prove residence, and a copy of your vehicle’s registration at your scheduled appointment time.

For more details, or questions please contact Detective Richard Lee at 626-403-7285 or rlee@southpasadenaca.gov.

8/26/2021

Ditch that noisy, polluting, gas-powered leaf blower and come learn how to transition to low-noise, zero-emission electric landscaping equipment!

Join the City of South Pasadena and the American Green Zone Alliance for a free Zoom webinar where you will learn how to transition from gas-powered landscaping equipment, such as leaf blowers, to electric-powered equipment. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the City’s plans to ban gas-powered leaf blowers.

Join Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/81766551701  

Or go to Zoom.com and use Meeting ID: 817 6655 1701

Spread the word! See you there!

8/26/21

In an effort to improve the pipeline safety, Southern California Gas Company will be working with a helicopter company to conduct methane emission mapping over SoCalGas infrastructure in the Cities of South Pasadena, Pasadena, Alhambra, Monterey Park, Montebello and Altadena, as illustrated in the image below. This new technology is used to detect methane emissions from the air at 500 ft altitude. There is no threat to the community. On the contrary, detection of methane emissions is another method in helping keep the communities safe and is part of the SB 1371 Natural Gas emissions reduction program.

The project will take place on Monday, August 30, 2021 for one day and return on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 for one day between the hours of 8am to 5pm. The Bell JetRanger helicopter will be going back and forth in a lawnmower pattern at 500ft.

If you have any questions regarding the helicopter activity, please direct them to the SoCalGas Customer Contact Center at 1‐800‐427‐2200 where you can speak to a Customer Service Representative. Company representatives are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Additionally, law enforcement in the general area have been made aware of this activity. Please see
photos attached to the press release.

If you have any questions regarding the helicopter activity, please direct them to the SoCalGas Customer Contact Center at 1‐800‐427‐2200 where you can speak to a Customer Service Representative.

8/24/2021