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Union Station Homeless Services Receives Service Enterprise Certification

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.




DeckerHousePASADENA, Calif.—Persons and businesses interested in submitting bids to move and restore the historic "Decker House" have until 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 to submit proposals. A mandatory pre-bid conference is planned Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.

The pre-bid meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 28 at the City's Housing Department, 649 N Fair Oaks Ave, Suite 202, Pasadena 91103.

The Decker House is an historic Queen Anne-style, two-story home currently at 750 N. Fair Oaks Ave. The house needs to be moved to a new location to make way for a new 70-unit affordable housing project slated for the Heritage Square site.

For more information, visit www.cityofpasadena.net/housing and click on the menu for Heritage Square. In addition, there are three specific links to documents related to the Decker House part of the project, including:

? Decker House RFP, Part 1: http://www.cityofpasadena.net/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=6442473695&libID=6442473662

? Decker House RFP, Part 2: http://www.cityofpasadena.net/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=6442473698&libID=6442473665

? Addendum to Decker House RFP: http://www.cityofpasadena.net/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=6442473846&libID=6442473813

The RFP includes points for developers to minimize the amount of city funding requested to relocate and restore the house. The maximum city subsidy for this project is $450,000.

As part of the relocation project, the requirements include that the house stay in Pasadena; the successfully selected development team have recent experience with both historic rehabilitation and house moving and must have site control of the land (lease, own or in escrow) where the home is to be relocated. The home's exterior must be restored to federal historic standards per the Secretary of the Interior.

In addition, bonus point categories include affordable housing reuse of the Decker House and developer commitment to exceed the City's 20 percent local hiring requirement.

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Senator Asks Public and Private Colleges in California to Voluntarily Implement Provisions of Her "SOS Campus Act"

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today sent a letter to University of California President Janet Napolitano, California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White, California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris, Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities President Kristen F. Soares and California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools Executive Director Robert W. Johnson urging them to voluntarily implement the provisions of the Survivor Outreach and Support Campus Act (SOS Campus Act) by creating an independent victim's advocate on every campus.



Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) will celebrate its 140th birthday

The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) will celebrate its 140th birthday during the annual State of the Schools Address Thursday, September 4th at 9 a.m. at Wilson Middle School. As part of the address, The PUSD Board of Education will look back on the history of PUSD and what direction the district will be going in the future.

The day begins with the State of the Schools Address in the refurbished gymnasium on the Wilson campus that was part of a $3.3 Million project at the campus funded by Measure TT that also overhauled locker rooms, replaced the fire alarms on campus and renovated the student quad area. At 9:30 a.m., the program will move outside to the new quad where attendees will join in with Wilson Middle School students in singing happy birthday to the district and enjoying some birthday cake.



Waste Management of San Gabriel Valley reminds customers of Labor Day holiday schedule

Trash and recycling services delayed one day in observance of Labor Day

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY, CALIF. — Aug. 26, 2014 – Waste Management of San Gabriel Valley's curbside residential trash and recycling and commercial pick-up schedule will be delayed by one day throughout the week of Sept. 1, in observance of Labor Day. In addition, all Waste Management operations will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1, with normal operations resuming on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Customers in the following updated cities list should place their carts out for pick-up one day later than usual, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2 through Saturday, Sept. 6:



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