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San Marino UpcomingEvents & Programming 

Holiday Parking Information

 Overnight parking passes will not be required for 
vehicles now through the morning of January 4. For more 
information on overnight parking, please call the Police 
Department at (626) 300-0720.
New Years Facility Closures

 City facilities are closed December 30 - January 2 and the 
Crowell Public Library is closed December 31 - January 1.
Sandbags for Rainy Season

 Scattered showers are expected today, and near continuous 
precipitation is expected beginning Monday through the 
end of the week. The Parks and Public Works Department 
is providing a sandbag self-fill location in the Stoneman 
parking lot that is available to residents. Sand and bags are 
available at the location, and residents are welcome to fill 
up to six bags to help protect their home from potential 
flooding. A limited supply of additional bags is also available 
in the Public Works yard at City Hall, and can be picked 
up by appointment, if necessary. For any questions, please 
contact the Parks and Public Works Department at (626) 
300-0765 or
Visit the National Weather Service website for current area 
Keep Safe During New Years Celebrations

 The SMPD wishes everyone a safe and happy New Years 
celebration. With safety in mind, please remember that 
Officers from SMPD will be enforcing laws regarding 
driving under the influence violations. Have a designated 
driver or use ride sharing businesses. When you leave your 
home, please lock doors and windows and activate your 
security systems. Together we can prevent crime in San 
Holiday Tree Curbside Collection

 Athens Services will be providing their annual holiday tree 
curbside collection, now through Friday, January 6, 2023. 
During this time period, residents may set out their holiday 
trees on the curb for collection on their regularly scheduled 
trash collection day, at no additional cost. Residents are 
reminded to remove all ornaments and decorations from 
the tree, and to cut any trees over 6 feet tall into segments 
to assist Athens with collecting. Residents can report any 
issues to Athens by visiting their website or calling (888) 
Winter Community Services Guide

 Check out the latest Community Services Guide to see 
Winter offerings and get details on upcoming events, 
classes, and lectures. Registration is open now!

 For more information visit: 

New Year’s Closures & 
Reminders in Pasadena

 Pasadena Transit and 

Pasadena residents and Pasadena Dial-A-Ride will not 
businesses are reminded operate New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. 
that City Hall and most City On Monday, Jan. 2, Pasadena 
services will be closed for New Transit will go into serviceYear’s and Monday, Jan. 2. around 1 p.m., after Rose 
Specific closures, exceptions Parade impacts have cleared.
and reminders are noted below. Please check PasadenaTransit.

 Pasadena residents and net for more information. 
businesses with any power All Pasadena Public Libraryemergencies on Jan. 2 should branch sites will close today at 5call Pasadena’s Water and p.m. and will reopen TuesdaynPower (PWP) Department at Jan. 3. 

(626) 744-4673. For water-The City’s Permit Center willrelated emergencies, call (626) be closed Monday, Jan. 2.744-4138. All parks will be open for 
The City’s Citizen Service picnics, fun and play; however,
Center (CSC) will also be no site reservations are beingclosed Monday, Jan. 2. You can accepted for the holidays.
contact the CSC via the web Pasadena Fire and Police 
or mobile app, or by calling Departments will continue 

(626) 744-7311. Requests to be staffed for all patrol,
submitted over the weekends jail, fire, paramedic and other 
will be monitored. City trash emergency services. Alwayscollection will occur as normal call 9-1-1 for life-threateningduring Christmas week. There emergencies. For non-
will be a one-day delay of trash emergencies, call (626) 744collection 
during New Year’s 4241. If you “See Something,
week. Say Something.” Report
Residents can drop off their suspicious activity to PasadenaChristmas trees through Police Department at (626)
Tuesday, Jan. 3, for recycling 744-4241. 
at Eaton Blanche Park (3100 Follow public health 

E. Del Mar Blvd.) or Robinson guidance to ensure the safestPark (1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave.) holiday possible, includingbetween the hours of 7 a.m. and wearing a mask in workplaces,
2 p.m. Please remove all stands, public indoor setting, public 
ornaments and lights prior to transit and transportationdrop-off. Curbside Christmas hubs, staying home when 
tree pickup will take place Jan. sick, and being up to date3 through Jan. 13 on residents’ with COVID-19 vaccine and 
regular pickup day. boosters. 
Pasadena Mayor to 
Travel Rose Parade Route 
with Family and Friends 

Mayor Victor Gordo 
(pictured) will travel down the 
route of the 134th Rose Parade 
in a 1907 Autocar bus, joined 
by his family and close friends 
including actor Danny Trejo.

 Family members include 
Mayor Gordo’s wife, Kelly; son, 
Michael; and daughter, Emma; 
father, Juan; and stepmother, 
Ofelia. Juan Gordo worked in 
Pasadena’s beloved Ranchero 
Mexican Restaurant for nearly 
50 years, retiring in 2018, the The final well-deserved seat 
same year the restaurant closed. will be held by Vannia De La 

Longtime close friends and Cuba who is the deputy to the 

dedicated community members Mayor and has supported him 
Doug and Susan Kranwinkle in his Council/Mayor roles for 

will also ride along with the over 20-years. She grew up in 
Mayor. Doug Kranwinkle Pasadena, attended Pasadena 

served as general counsel for Unified School District 
Univision, and he also served schools and graduated from 
on the Rose Bowl Operating the University of Southern 
Company Board of Directors California. She worked at the 

for several years. Most recently, Coalition for a Non Violent City 
he helped to ensure the families and the LA County Children’s 
of the John Muir High School Planning Council until joining 

football team were able to get to friend and colleague Mayor 
the CIF championship game in Gordo as his District 5 Field 
Modesto, CA, to cheer on their Representative in 2003. She is 
student-athletes. the proud mom of three sons: 

 Mayor Gordo also invited Daniel (29), Gabo (26), and 

his close friend, the Andrés (19). 
highly recognizable actor/ Once used to haul passengers 

restauranteur Danny Trejo. up to Pike’s Peak Hotel in 
Trejo has appeared in films Colorado, the Autocar bus 
including Desperado, Heat, has a top speed of 18 mph. 

and the From Dusk Till Dawn It has a two-cylinder engine 

film series. With frequent and 600-cubic-inch chain 
collaborator and his second drive, which is very unique. 

cousin Robert Rodriguez, he The owners are Alex and Bob 
portrayed the character of Trepenier of Alhambra, CA. 
Isador “Machete” Cortez, which The bus was found back east 
was originally developed for the in 1980 and restored over six 
Spy Kids series and was later years by the owner’s father. 
expanded into its own franchise It has been featured in many 
of the same name.Trejo’s movie movies, including “Titanic” 

career began in 1985, when and “Around the World in 80 

he accidentally landed in the Days.” 
American indie film Runaway The theme of this year’s 
Train, where he played the parade is “Turning the Corner,” 

role of a boxer for a daily fee of celebrating the unlimited 
320 dollars. He went on to star potential that each year 

in a multitude of other films, brings. The Rose Parade travels 

including Desperado, From 5.5 miles down Colorado 
Dusk till Dawn, Con Air, From Boulevard and features 
Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood four types of entries: floral-

Money, From Dusk Till Dawn decorated floats entered by 

3: The Hangman’s Daughter, a participating corporation, 
Reindeer Games, Anchorman: nonprofit organization or 
The Legend of Ron Burgundy, municipality; equestrian units; 
and Grindhouse.[1] bands; and Tournament entries. 

and healthcare facilities 
are significantly strained. 
Managing high levels of 
COVID-19 cases is an ongoing 
challenge for the healthcare 
system and limits resources 
available for helping those in 
need of treatment. 

 “We are seeing increases 
in COVID-19 cases and 
local hospitalizations and 
unseasonably elevated levels of 
influenza infections that put 
our local residents at increased 
risk for severe illness and 
death,” said Pasadena Health 
Officer Dr. Eric Handler.

 To reduce the transmission 
of COVID-19 and other 
respiratory diseases precautions 
Wearing a well-fitting 
respirator or mask (e.g., N95, 
KN95, KF94)
Staying up to date with 
COVID-19 vaccination, 
including all primary series 
doses and boosters, and getting 
a flu vaccine 
Staying home when sick and 
following recommended 
practices if exposed to 
COVID-19, including seeking 
Testing if you are sick or have 
been exposed to someone with 
Washing hands regularly

 For more information visit: 

Pasadena Fire/Police Issue 
Rose Parade Safety Tips 

As the 134th Rose Parade® presented by Honda approaches 
on Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, Pasadena’s fire and police 
departments are issuing the following safety tips for the 
thousands of overnight campers who will line the route 
on Sunday, Jan. 1. The parade route will be a safer place if 
everyone follows the rules and regulations listed below.

What You Can Do: 

Protect yourself and others by getting fully vaccinated 
against COVID-19 and flu (recommended at least two 
weeks in advance of parade day).
Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is strongly 
suggested if you’re unable to maintain at least 6 feet of 
distance from people you don’t live with.
Overnight camping is permitted only on the night of Jan. 
1, 2023. 
A position on the sidewalk may be maintained along the 
parade route beginning at noon on Jan. 1. All persons and 
property, such as blankets, chairs and personal items, must 
remain on the curb until 11 p.m. At that time, spectators 
may move out to the blue “Honor Line” but not past it.
Small, professionally-manufactured barbecues elevated 
at least 1 foot off the ground are allowed on the parade 
route as long as they are 25 feet from buildings and other 
combustibles. A fire extinguisher must be readily available.
Minors under the age of 18 may be on the parade route from 
10 p.m. to 5 a.m. only if they are supervised by an adult.
Dress for cold weather! Children and seniors may need 
extra layers of clothing to avoid hypothermia. Remember 
hats and gloves.
Drink healthy fluids and consume nourishing meals to 
avoid dehydration.
“If You See Something, Say Something®.” Report suspicious 
activities and packages to emergency authorities along the 
parade route.
In case of emergency, call 9-1-1 and know the cross streets 
from where you are calling. For non-emergencies, call (626) 

What You Can’t Do: 

Appearance in the parade is prohibited for any entries/
marchers who have not been approved by the Pasadena 
Tournament of Roses. Stay off the street and do not pass the 
blue “Honor Line.” 
Tents, sofas, and boxes of any type that can be used as stools 
or seats are prohibited along the route.
Unoccupied chairs are not allowed and will be removed 
from the parade route.
Bonfires are strictly prohibited and considered “illegal 
ALL fireworks are prohibited except as part of official 
scheduled events. 
No items may be sold along the parade route without a City 
permit. Selling space along the parade route, other than 
grandstand seating, is illegal. It is illegal to buy, sell or give 
away horns on the parade route.
No public areas—sidewalks, curbs, gutters, streets or 
ramps—may be blocked or roped off.
No ladders or scaffolding may be used as elevation for 
viewing the activities.
Pets are not recommended along the parade; keep them safe 
at home! 
The throwing of any objects into the roadway or parade 
route, including seemingly harmless items such as tortillas, 
marshmallows or flowers, is prohibited.
Throwing any object into the parade—or at passing vehicles 
or pedestrians the night before the parade—is dangerous 
and prohibited. Violators will be cited and their property 
will be seized. 
Unauthorized vehicles obstructing emergency travel lanes 
or parked in restricted areas will be towed at owners’ 
expense. No exceptions.
Open containers of alcohol are illegal on public streets, 
sidewalks and all other public areas. Violators will be cited 
or arrested. 
A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) will be in place 
for both the parade and Rose Bowl Game. Anyone who 
attempts to fly a drone will be subject to fine, arrest and/or 
imprisonment. Information about the TFR and all federal 
drone regulations can be found on the Federal Aviation 
Administration (FAA) website.

 Pasadena Fire Department responds to more than twice 
the number of calls on parade day than any other day. 
These calls include reports of hypothermia, illegal burning, 
miscellaneous medical issues, assaults and alcohol-related 
incidents. Be safe and smart!

 For your safety and for the safety of others, please remember 
the City’s no-smoking policies prohibit smoking in outdoor 
public gathering events/special events/parades/fairs. This 
policy includes the use of cannabis and vaping devices (aka 
e-cigarettes). The public is advised to NOT use any vaping 

 Enhanced security measures will be in effect on the 
parade route. Pasadena police officers will resolve problems 
quickly and remove anyone from the scene who violates the 
law or disturbs the peace. Police canine teams will also be 
patrolling Colorado Boulevard. “If You See Something, Say 

 Colorado Boulevard will once again close to motor 
vehicles earlier than in prior years for the staging of the 
Rose Parade. Colorado Boulevard will close beginning at 
10 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1, and will remain closed through 
the conclusion of the staging and clean-up following the 
parade. View the Public Access Map. If you plan to host a 
viewing party or other New Year’s Eve event or anticipate 
vendor deliveries and your property’s access is via Colorado 
Boulevard, please let your guests and vendors know that 
they must arrive before 10 p.m. or park in areas without 
restricted parking and walk in. The parade route will reopen 
by 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 2.

 New for 2023 is an interactive public access map with 
information on road closures, parking restrictions 
and detour routes during New Year’s activities. Visit: for a link to the map. 

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City asks 
to Mask, 
get Boosted

 Health Departmenturges everyone to take 
precautions to reduce 
the transmission of 

 Pasadena Public Health 
Department announced Friday 
that health officer orders 
have been revised to strongly 
recommend masking for 
everyone ages 2 years and older, 
regardless of vaccination status, 
in indoor workplaces, indoor 
public spaces, and public 
transit. In addition to strongly 
recommending masking in 
indoor workplaces, indoor 
public settings, and public 
transit, the health officer orders 
establish threshold criteria 
that would lead to mandatory 
masking, including COVID-19 
infections, hospitalizations and 
staffed inpatient hospital beds. 

Indoor masking continues to 
be required in all healthcare 

 Recent variants of COVID-19 
have infected a significant 
proportion of residents in 
Pasadena and Los Angeles 
County. Pasadena Public 
Health Department is asking 
all residents to layer in sensible 
COVID-19 protections this 
holiday season, including 
indoor masking and getting 
vaccinated and boosted. 

 “With increased travel and 
large gatherings, masking and 
staying up to date on your 
COVID-19 vaccinations are the 
best way to protect yourself and 
your loved ones,” said Pasadena 
interim Public Health Director 
Manuel Carmona. “These 
basic precautions can help 
prevent increases in COVID-19 
cases and avoid the need for 
mandatory masking in indoor 
workplaces, public settings, and 
public transit.” 

 The updated health orders 
establish threshold metrics, 
including COVID-19 
infections, hospitalizations 
and staffed inpatient hospital 
beds, to determine when 
mandatory masking indoors 
will be required. Local hospitals 

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