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Pasadena In Focus
July - August 2009

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Two thousand runners will go around the Rose Bowl Loop during the 25th annual Pasadena City College 5K Run Saturday, July 25, 7 a.m., benefiting PCC’s Community Education Center. www.pcc5K.org.

Six fully restored bungalows at historic Haskett Court will be sold to
first-time, low- and mid-income buyers this fall. Download an application at www.heritagehousingpartners.org and turn it in by July 31, 2009. 403-4663, ext. 115.

Join Pasadena’s mayor and PUSD Superintendent of Schools Edwin Diaz on a three-mile walk around the Rose Bowl Loop Wednesday, Aug. 5, 7:30 a.m. Meet at Gate A. www.upandmoving.org or 831-2980.

Beat the heat with hot dogs and lemonade, rides, raffles, music and more at the District 3 Block Party Saturday, Aug. 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jackson Street between El Molino and Los Robles. 744-4738.

The summer concert series is in full swing at Memorial Park’s Levitt Pavilion. Bring a blanket and picnic dinner, and enjoy a free show Wednesdays through Sundays through Aug. 30. 683-3230 or www.levittpavilionpasadena.org.

Take a simple survey to help determine community needs in the areas of health care, senior issues, job training, housing, nutrition, transportation, teens and young adults, economic development, crime prevention, child care and more. The Human Services Commission and Northwest Commission are considering how to allocate funding from 2010 to 2012 Community Development Block Grants, Emergency Shelter Grants and Human Services Endowment Fund. 744-6942 or www.cityofpasadena.net/humanservices.

Are you savvy enough to go green? Visit www.cityofpasadena.net/greencity and click on Green Training Program for dozens of easy tips for living and working green, saving money and preserving our natural resources, then pledge your commitment to creating a healthy, safe and clean environment for future generations. This online program won the L.A. County Green Leadership Award and a special award of merit from the L.A. Section of the American Planning Association. No Internet access? It’s free at any Pasadena public library. 744-7546.

Little ones can learn about nature, plants, animals and more during free story time Saturdays at 10 a.m. at Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N. Altadena Dr.
398-5420.

Enjoy free films every Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St., including great family films in July.
744-4066.

National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 4, promotes crime- and drug-prevention, draws attention to local anti-crime programs, builds camaraderie among neighbors and local police, and sends a clear message to criminals that we’re organized! Turn on your front light and step outside, plan a block party or flashlight walk, organize children’s activities or schedule a visit from Pasadena police officers. 744-7659, aramos@cityofpasadena.net or www.nationalnightout.org/nno.

You’ll see a new look and navigation options for the city’s website beginning in early August at www.cityofpasadena.net.

Note: All dates and times listed in Pasadena In Focus are as of the publication date. Please call the numbers listed to confirm information. All phone numbers are in the (626) area code unless otherwise noted