Wednesday, 27 August 2014 08:12
Attend the Police Expo and Family Security Show on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the Hansen Dam Aquatic Center, 11798 Foothill Blvd., Lakeview Terrace, California. Treat your family to safety information and find out about job opportunities in Police
Departments in Southern California. There will be K-9 and safety demonstrations. Free balloons for the kids. Special appearance by the Los Angeles Clipper Girls.
The Police Expo – The Safest Place In Town !!!!
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 08:11
PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City services will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014 in observance of Labor Day.
The City Council's next regularly scheduled meeting will be Monday, Sept. 8.
Pasadena Fire and Police Departments will continue to be staffed for all patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and other emergency services. For any life-threatening emergencies, always remember to call 9-1-1.
Pasadena residents and businesses with any power emergencies should call the Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) Department at (626) 744-4673 and for water-related emergencies call (626) 744-4138. PWP's Customer Service Call Center will be closed for the holiday, but customers can access their accounts and make payments by phone at (626) 744-4005 or online at www.PWPweb.com. The City's Municipal Services Payment Center at City Hall also will be closed on Labor Day.
During the week of Sept. 1, refuse and recycling service will be postponed one day. Monday pickup service will be on Tuesday, Tuesday pickup on Wednesday, Wednesday pickup on Thursday, Thursday service on Friday and Friday pickup on Saturday. There will be no bulky item pickups on Saturday.
The Citizen Service Center will be closed Sept. 1 in observance of Labor Day, but resumes regular hours Sept. 2 and also will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept 6 to take calls.
All Pasadena Public Library sites will be closed on Sunday, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 1.
The City's ARTS (Area Rapid Transit Service) and Dial-A-Ride transportation programs will not be operating on Labor Day, but will resume normal schedules again on Sept. 2. All parking meters are free and parking time limits will not enforced on Sept. 1, however, violations for red curb parking and blocking fire hydrants will continue to be issued.
All Recreation and Community Centers operated by the City's Human Services and Recreation Department will be closed on Labor Day, but all parks will be open for picnics, fun and festivities. No site reservations are accepted on holidays.
The City wishes all residents to enjoy Labor Day and to celebrate responsibly. Any suspicious activity should be reported to the Pasadena Police Department. "If You See Something, Say Something" is an instrumental component in working to keep the Pasadena community safe, every day. Report suspicious activity to (626) 744-4241.
Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at www.cityofpasadena.net; follow us on Twitter @PasadenaGov, www.twitter.com/pasadenagov, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofpasadena. Or call the Citizen Service Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (626) 744-7311.
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 08:08
PASADENA – Union Station Homeless Services is pleased to announce that it has been certified by CaliforniaVolunteers as a Service Enterprise. A Service Enterprise is defined as an organization that has shown a strong commitment to leveraging volunteers and their skills to successfully deliver on its social mission.
"We are so thrilled to receive this certification and incredibly grateful to our volunteers and community partners who bring so much compassion and help Union Station Homeless Services meet its bottom line," says Octavia Sisley, Director of Volunteer and Community Programs.
With this certification, Union Station Homeless Services becomes one of the first organizations in California to be recognized as a Service Enterprise by CaliforniaVolunteers, the state service commission in California. Research conducted by the TCC Group, a national program and evaluation firm, found that organizations operating as Service Enterprises outperform peer organizations on all aspects of organizational effectiveness, and are more adaptable, sustainable and capable of scaling their work.
Union Station Homeless Services has completed an extensive assessment, training/consulting, and certification process that led to this recognition. By achieving this level of excellence and certification, Union Station Homeless Services is now better equipped to leverage the time and talent of volunteers in building our organizational capacity.
"This certification illustrates how our volunteers are an integral part of the Union Station Homeless Services family. Their selfless time and energy have always been critical factors to the overall success of our programs," says Gwen Hourihan, Volunteer Coordinator.
For more information regarding volunteer opportunities with our organization, please
visit unionstationhs.org/help/volunteer. For more information regarding the CaliforniaVolunteers Service Enterprise Initiative, please visit www.CaliforniaVolunteers.org.
PHOTO CREDIT: From left, Gwen Hourihan, Volunteer Coordinator; Octavia Sisley, Director of Volunteer and Community Programs; Christine Sisley, volunteer; and Ken Garen, volunteer.
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