Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Public Safety Rainstorm Prompts Safety Tips and Reminders – Sandbags Available Published on Monday, February 24, 2014 | 6:53 pm With the first heavy rain of 2014 expected later this week for Southern California, the City of Pasadena offers residents and businesses the following wet weather tips and reminders.The Pasadena Fire Department, www.cityofpasadena.net/Fire, has free sand and sandbags at two fire stations, Station 37, 3430 E. Foothill Blvd., and Station 38, 1150 Linda Vista Ave. The sand and sandbags are available free to Pasadena residents for non-commercial purposes and are self-service.Remember, it is best to have sandbags in place for flood-prone areas of your residential property before you need them. During a serious storm, remember to call 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies, including significant flooding. National Weather Service information for the Los Angeles area is online at www.weather.gov/losangeles.Visit www.cityofpasadena.net/disaster for emergency preparedness information. If you are not part of Pasadenaâ€™s Local Emergency Alert System (PLEAS), sign up for the telephone notification system today by visiting www.cityofpasadena.net/Fire/PLEAS.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 customers are also encouraged to sign up for specific emergency utility alerts by visiting www.cityofpasadena.net/waterandpower/oms/.The public is also reminded to:â€¢ Clear debris and overgrowth from drainage channels and rain gutters before it rainsâ€¢ Keep cars charged or with full gas tanks; power outages might shut down gas pumps or charging stationsâ€¢ Stay away from storm drain channels and do not attempt to cross flooded roadsâ€¢ Never touch any downed utility lines; call 9-1-1 to reportâ€¢ Keep your disaster kit updated with flashlight and extra batteries; portable battery-operated radio; first aid kit and manual; emergency food and water for your family and pets; non-electric can opener; essential medications; sturdy shoes, socks & gloves; essential paperwork & emergency cash, and comfort items for childrenâ€¢ Make sure your vehicles are in good repair; especially windshield wipersâ€¢ Slow down while driving in the rain; allow extra travel time and use caution while braking and turning as grease and oil have built up on roadways with lack of rain, making for slippery conditions in wet weatherâ€¢ Remember to turn off sprinklers, system controllers and timers as it is prohibited to irrigate landscaping during rainy periodsâ€¢ Use rain barrels to collect and reuse rain waterEven with this storm, California remains in drought conditions. For more water conservation tips visit www.PWPweb.com/SaveWater. For statewide drought information visit www.saveourH2o.org.For more information about the City of Pasadena, visit www.cityofpasadena.net, follow us on [email protected], or call the Citizen Service Center, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311. More Cool Stuff Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website
VTrans Funds Three New or Expanded Public Transit RoutesMONTPELIER – The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) has announced that it will grant three public transit providers a total of $350,000 so that they can fund new or expand popular public transit routes.The funding will establish new bus routes along Route 103 as well as Interstate 91. Expansion of an existing bus route will occur along Interstate 89. Many of the routes include stops at Park and Rides so commuters can easily access the service.”Improving Vermont’s public transportation system is one of our priorities,” said VTrans Secretary David Dill “These new routes are an important step in helping Vermonters not only maintain their independence but also save money as they can now use a bus to get to work, the hospital and even one of Vermont’s signature ski areas.”New or expanded routes include:* Expansion of the I-89er through Stagecoach Transportation Services. The increased service will reduce headways (bus wait time) from one hour to 30 minutes. In addition, the expansion will double the seating capacity on this very popular route, which begins in Randolph Center and travels south along Interstate 89 with stops at park & rides in both Randolph and Sharon on its way to Bethel, White River Junction and finally into Lebanon, NH. The service will include stops at the VA Hospital in White River as well as both Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.* New service along Route 103 from Rutland through Ludlow to Bellows Falls and Springfield. This route will serve Okemo Mountain Resort on weekends during ski season. Service will be provided by a joint effort from Marble Valley Regional Transit District and Connecticut River Transit.* New service along I-91 from St. Johnsbury to White River Junction and then onto Lebanon, NH. Stopping at designated park and rides along the way as well as Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Service will be provided by Rural Community Transportation.When new service will begin, as well as exact bus schedules, are still being developed. Travelers should go to connectingcommuters.org for links to each public transit service provider who can provide more detail.