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Pasadena
Los Angeles County, California

ZipCodes
91101, 91103, 91104, 91105, 91106, 91107

Motto
City of Roses
Home to the Tournament of Roses



Page Contents for Pasadena, California

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Libraries.

Schools.



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Pasadena is approximately 138,900 1997, 137122 2010.
The approximate number of families is 53,032 1990, 55270 2010.
The amount of land area in Pasadena is 59.549 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.616 sq kilometers.
The distance from Pasadena to Washington DC is 2421 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 356 miles. (as the crow flies)
Pasadena is positioned 34.16 degrees north of the equator and 118.13 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Pasadena elevation is 865 feet above sea level.

Location

at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, not far from Los Angeles.
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Weather


moderate. Here is a Weather page for Pasadena.
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History & History Related Items

Pasadena is located on land that was once part of the San Gabriel Mission 1771 of the California Mission Chain. Farmers, who came from Indiana in 1874, founded an Indiana Colony here. History Page for Pasadena. On April 22, 1875, the stockholders of the San Gabriel Orange Grove Association formally named their community "Pasadena." A Chippewa Indian word for "Valley," the name has also been interpreted as "Key of the Valley" or "Crown of the Valley." The adoption of both crown and key in the official city seal reflect these meanings.
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The founding of Pasadena

1874

The incorporation of Pasadena

1886


Attractions

Pasadena is well known for its Tournament of Roses, which was first held in 1890. The festivities include a well-attended and beautiful "Rose Parade" and the "Rose Bowl", a postseason intercollegiate football game. Recorded information on all Tournament of Roses events can be reached 24 hours a day at 626 449-ROSE. Tournament of Roses Administrative Office: 626 449-4100.
391 S. Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91184 Also located in Pasadena and equally as well-known is the California Institute of Technology, which also includes the Jet Propulsion Laboratory - operated by NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Norton Simon Museum
411 W. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA
Phone: 818 449-6840
The Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau
Phone: 626 795-9311
171 South Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, California, 91101.
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Pasadena City Government

City of Pasadena

Pasadena City Clerk's office
Phone: 626 744-4124
100 North Garfield Avenue, Room 236
Pasadena, CA

Government page for Pasadena. Pasadena is a charter city with a city council-city manager form of government. It has 7 council districts with one council member from each district elected to four year terms. The Mayor and vice-Mayor has two year rotating terms and are appointed.

Pasadena Historical Events

2004, August 16
Greetings,
To all who read this I want to share with you my love affair with my hometown, Pasadena, California. I am 27 and serve in the United States Navy and am stationed at Naval Air Station, North Island. I am a graduate of the

PASADENA HIGH SCHOOL, CLASS OF 1989, GO BIG RED !!!!!!!

I was born in Los Angeles and raised in Pasadena. Pasadena in the early 1980's still had the old hometown feel about it. Yes, we have our problems, but there is no other community that I can think of that can match Pasadena's diversity and community unity.
Here are some personal facts about Pasadena, that I share with my shipmates in San Diego... I hope you enjoy.....

THE PRIDES OF PASADENA
HUNTINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Biggest Medical Center in the San Gabriel Valley
606 beds

PASADENA SCHOOLS
Finest Unified Community School Distrcit in Los Angeles County

FINEST ORANGE GROVE BLVD
Formerly known as Millionaires Row due to all the mansions that lined the street at the beginning of this century

POLICE - Pride of Southern California
Little red helicopters protecting the Crown of the Valley

TOURNAMENT OF ROSES - Put Pasadena on the map
I often ask out-of-state sailors if they have ever watched the Tournament of Roses and they all say yes!

WATER & POWER
Best City Services of any community I visited or lived in.

These are just a few of the Pasadena jewels in the Crown.
I wish to hear from other people who love Pasadena as much as I do
Please e-mail me!!

THANKS YOU AND SEE YA AT THE ROSE PARADE.....OR TURKEY TUSSLE!!

KEMO D. NEWSOME, USN Email: billlloyd@home.com


8 January 1889
Death date for Owen Brown, son of John Brown. See this biography for Owen Brown.

Pasadena Chamber

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce
117 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 100
Pasadena, CA 91105-1993
Phone: 626 795-3355
e-mail: pasadenacoc@earthlink.net

Pasadena Community Events

2004, August 23
Free Dental Screening for Children
Place: CHAP 1855 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sponsored by: Community Health Alliance of Pasadena
The Community Health Alliance of Pasadena CHAP is offering free dental screening for children ages 1-12 on Monday, August 23, 2004, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. All children will be examined by a dentist and receive a free toothbrush. Parents will receive a written recommendation for further treatment, and children who are eligible for free dental sealants may be scheduled for a future appointment.

CHAP is a primary health care clinic offering both medical and dental services. The clinic is located at 1855 North Fair Oaks Avenue in Pasadena. Sliding-fee scale services are open to all residents of the San Gabriel Valley. Insurance is also accepted.
For more information, please call 626-398-6300 x 30.

Pasadena Organizations

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce
117 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 100
Pasadena, CA 91105-1993
Phone: 626 795-3355
e-mail: pasadenacoc@earthlink.net

Pasadena Libraries

Pasadena Public Library

Pasadena Schools

Don Benito Fundamental School
3700 Denair St
Pasadena, CA 91107-1303
Phone: 626-351-8895


Pasadena Unified School District
1505 N Marengo Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103-1813
Phone: 626-798-9369


Cal Tech

A Schools page for Pasadena


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