Pasadena Celebrates National Coming Out Day

Posted on October 5, 2018 in

  PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena’s Public Health and Library Departments will host Pasadena’s 3rd annual Coming Out Day Celebration, 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11 at Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St. LGBTQI2-S speakers will share their coming out stories and experiences. Ongina from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 1 will be the evening’s keynote speaker.… Read More »

Elevated Levels Of Flea-Borne Disease Confirmed In Pasadena

Posted on October 5, 2018 in

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 5, 2018 NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Derderian, Acting Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net   ELEVATED LEVELS OF FLEA-BORNE DISEASE   PASADENA, Calif.—The Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) is reporting epidemic levels of typhus fever this year. Typhus fever is a disease spread to humans by infected… Read More »

E-Waste Recycling & Document Shredding Event October 13

Posted on September 27, 2018 in

  PASADENA, Calif.—Residents can safely dispose of electronic waste and have personal and business documents shredded at the City’s popular free e-waste event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, October 13, 2018. The event will be held in Parking Lot I outside the Rose Bowl Stadium near Brookside Park, 360 North Arroyo Boulevard. Shredding… Read More »

Colorado Street Bridge Lane Closures This Weekend

Posted on September 21, 2018 in

There will be temporary lane closures on the Colorado Street Bridge beginning today (September 21) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., while contractors install emergency fencing on the bridge. Traffic control personnel will coordinate alternating traffic flows across a single open lane. … Read More »

Public Invited To Healthy retail Market Celebrations

Posted on September 20, 2018 in

PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to celebrate two neighborhood stores that demonstrate local commitment to providing affordable and healthier food options. The Corner Market and Los Robles Market are the first two stores in Pasadena to receive the Healthy Retail Program Mini-Grant. The grant allowed each small business to undergo physical improvements, including the purchase… Read More »

National Voter Registration Day is September 25

Posted on September 17, 2018 in

CONTACT:     Lisa Derderian, Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net       PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents are reminded that Tuesday, September. 25, is National Voter Registration Day. Residents may register to vote or update voter registration information at one of eight locations in the City where volunteers will be ready to… Read More »

Free Flu Clinics Offered by The Pasadena Public Health Dept.

Posted on September 11, 2018 in

    PASADENA, Calif.—Fight the flu by getting a free vaccine at clinics offered by the Pasadena Public Health Department. The influenza vaccine will be provided at various Pasadena locations, listed below, on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.   The vaccine will be available to everyone ages 6 months and older at no… Read More »

City Employee Florinda O. Langilotti Receives International Professional Manager Of The Year Award

Posted on August 27, 2018 in

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 27, 2018 NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Derderian, Acting Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net     Pasadena City Employee Florinda O. Langilotti Receives International Professional Manager of the Year Award – Administrative Management   PASADENA, CA. – August 27, 2018 – Florinda O. Langilotti, Operations Manager, City… Read More »

Police Chief Recruitment – Updated Community Forum Meeting

Posted on August 20, 2018 in

UPDATED COMMUNITY FORUM LOCATION   CITY OF PASADENA POLICE CHIEF RECRUITMENT PROCESS ANNOUNCED   PASADENA, Calif.— Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell has announced the recruitment process for the next Chief of Police.   The public is encouraged to attend meetings to provide input about the most important qualities that potential candidates should have. The executive… Read More »

Police Chief Recruitment Process Announced

Posted on August 14, 2018 in

  PASADENA, Calif.— Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell has announced the recruitment process for the next Chief of Police.  The public is encouraged to attend meetings to provide input about the most important qualities that potential candidates should have. The executive search firm of Teri Black & Company, LLC. will facilitate the executive search and… Read More »

“Crisis Text Line” Services Now Available

Posted on July 30, 2018 in

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Adrienne Kim, Public Information Coordinator, Public Health Department, (626) 744-6151, akung@cityofpasadena.net “CRISIS TEXT LINE” SERVICES NOW AVAILABLE PASADENA, Calif.— The Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has partnered with the Crisis Text Line to bring awareness around emotional well-being and mental health. Crisis Text Line is a national not-for-profit agency providing free, 24/7… Read More »

Statement Regarding Lawsuit from July 16, 2018

Posted on July 17, 2018 in

The lawsuit filed against the City of Pasadena accusing two officers of inappropriate conduct during a traffic stop two years ago is baseless and, in fact, the claims on which the lawsuit rests are easily proven false. Traffic Stop On Monday May 2, 2016, Pasadena Police Department patrol officers initiated a traffic stop based upon… Read More »

Local Businesses Are Invited To Join The Pasadena Zero Waste Partner Program

Posted on July 16, 2018 in

LOCAL BUSINESSES ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE PASADENA ZERO WASTE PARTNER PROGRAM PASADENA, Calif. — The City of Pasadena recently developed the Pasadena Zero Waste Partner Program, a free program that assists businesses with incorporating waste reduction practices into their daily operations. Businesses involved in the Program receive technical assistance, guidance on achieving waste reduction… Read More »

Ficus Tree Community Meeting

Posted on July 9, 2018 in

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 9, 2018 NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Derderian, Acting Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net FICUS TREE COMMUNITY MEETING PASADENA – The City of Pasadena will be conducting a Ficus Tree Community Meeting on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the Central Library Donald R. Wright… Read More »

“Utopia” Art Exhibition Arrives In Pasadena July 2 – August 18, 2018

Posted on July 9, 2018 in

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 9, 2018 NEWS MEDIA CONTACTS: Angela Aguirre, Recreation Site Coordinator, (626) 744-7505, aaguirre@cityofpasadena.net Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net   “UTOPIA” ART EXHIBITION ARRIVES IN PASADENA JULY 2 – AUGUST 18, 2018   PASADENA, CA-Experience “Utopia” at this year’s Adaptive Art Exhibition! The artwork… Read More »

Record Breaking Heat Expected Later This Week

Posted on July 3, 2018 in

WAYS TO BEAT THE RECORD BREAKING HEAT EXPECTED LATER THIS WEEK   PASADENA, Calif.—Now is the time to prepare for what weather officials predict to be record breaking, triple-digit heat for parts of Southern California later in the week.  The City wishes to remind everyone to take precautions against the heat and stay connected to… Read More »

FOURTH OF JULY CLOSURES

Posted on July 3, 2018 in

FOURTH OF JULY 2018 CLOSURES, REMINDERS FOR PASADENA PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents, businesses and visitors are reminded that City Hall, and most City business offices are closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2018, Independence Day, in observance of our Great Nation’s Birthday.  Normal schedules and office hours resume July 5.   Pasadena Fire and Police Departments will… Read More »

Pasadena Transit Announces Sunday Service & Schedule Changes

Posted on June 26, 2018 in

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2018 NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Derderian, Acting Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net   PASADENA TRANSIT – SUNDAY SERVICE & OTHER SCHEDULE CHANGES TO BEGIN JULY 1, 2018 (PASADENA, CA.) – Service changes affecting most Pasadena Transit routes will go into effect on July 1, 2018.… Read More »

Pasadena Innovation Community To Celebrate Five-Years – New Resources To Attract Technology

Posted on June 20, 2018 in

PASADENA’S INNOVATION COMMUNITY TO CELEBRATE FIVE-YEARS – NEW RESOURCES TO ATTRACT TECH   PASADENA, CA. – When it comes to innovation and Southern California, Pasadena has strengthened its position as a competitive tech and innovation cluster in recent years. This month marks a momentous and celebratory occasion as Innovate Pasadena celebrates its 5-Year Anniversary and… Read More »

City Of Pasadena Introduces Smartboot Technology To Recover Unpaid Parking Violations

Posted on June 19, 2018 in

CITY OF PASADENA INTRODUCES SMARTBOOT TECHNOLOGY TO RECOVER UNPAID PARKING VIOLATIONS   PASADENA, Calif., June, 19, 2018 – The City of Pasadena has entered into an agreement with PayLock, LLC to provide SmartBoot technology in an effort to recover unpaid parking violations throughout the city. The City’s scofflaw program enforces the State of California motor… Read More »

PASADENA UPDATES FIREWORKS ORDINANCE AND REINFORCES ALL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN PASADENA

Posted on June 12, 2018 in

PASADENA UPDATES FIREWORKS ORDINANCE AND REINFORCES ALL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN PASADENA;   PASADENA, Calif.— The City of Pasadena recently amended the municipal code holding property owners and tenants responsible for permitting the possession, sale, usage or discharge of fireworks on their property. The ordinance change allows for the prosecution of fireworks-related offenses and for… Read More »

E-Waste Recycling & Document Shredding Event

Posted on May 31, 2018 in

E-WASTE RECYCLING & DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT _ PASADENA, Calif.—Residents can safely dispose of electronic waste and have personal and business documents shredded at the City’s popular free e-waste event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 16, 2018. The event will be held in Parking Lot I outside the Rose Bowl Stadium near Brookside… Read More »

Public Invited to Unveiling of Drought-Tolerant Demonstration Garden & Fire Station Open House

Posted on May 10, 2018 in

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2018 NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Derderian, Acting Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net Amanda Gadbow, Pasadena Water and Power, (626) 744-3942, agadbow@cityofpasadena.net, or Margie Otto, Pasadena Water and Power, (626) 744-7518, motto@cityofpasadena.net PWP HELPS TO TRANSFORM FIRE STATIONS WITH DROUGHT-TOLERANT GARDENS PASADENA, Calif.— Pasadena Water and… Read More »

Join Us for Bike Week May 14th – 19th

Posted on May 8, 2018 in

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2018 NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Derderian, Acting Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net   For Immediate Release Contact: Vanessa Grayat vanessa@cicle.org 323-397-1895   BIKE WEEK IS BACK MAY 14th – 19th   Sponsored by the City of Pasadena and organized by C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change thru… Read More »

“The Smoke Is No Joke” – Marijuana Health Education Campaign

Posted on May 7, 2018 in

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 2018 NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Adrienne Kim, Public Information Coordinator, Public Health Department, (626) 744-6151, akung@cityofpasadena.net   “THE SMOKE IS NO JOKE” – MARIJUANA HEALTH EDUCATION CAMPAIGN PASADENA, Calif.— The Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has launched a campaign to inform the public about the health effects of cannabis, commonly known… Read More »

City of Pasadena Hosts Community Workshops to Discuss Area Specific Plans

Posted on April 30, 2018 in

Contact:       Anita Cerna, Senior Planner Planning and Community Development Department City of Pasadena Phone: (626) 744-6767 Email: acerna@cityofpasadena.net         CITY OF PASADENA HOSTS COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS TO DISCUSS AREA SPECIFIC PLANS  “Getting Specific” workshops bring Our Pasadena to each neighborhood Pasadena, CA | May 1, 2018 Starting this month, the… Read More »

Union Street Protected Bike Lane Community Workshop

Posted on April 17, 2018 in

PASADENA, Calif. — On May 9, 2018, the City of Pasadena will be hosting a Community Workshop to reintroduce the Union Street Protected Bike Lane project, share initial concept designs, and solicit community input. Join us and share your ideas and feedback! The meeting will be from 6:30-8:30PM at the Gamble Room, Pasadena Presbyterian Church,… Read More »

Celebration Launch of Transit-to-trails Bus Service

Posted on April 2, 2018 in

    PASADENA – Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek and Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger will celebrate the launch of a new route, this Saturday, April 7 at 9:00 a.m. at Memorial Park in Pasadena.   The Board of Supervisors approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger to partner with the City of Pasadena, the… Read More »

Public Health Week Outreach (april 2nd – 6th)

Posted on March 26, 2018 in

Public Health Week – 125 years of Pasadena Public Health PASADENA, Calif.— The Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) invites the public to participate in local National Public Health Week events from April 2-6, 2018, including a 125th anniversary celebration. Following a proclamation from the Mayor and City Council on March 26, PPHD will host free… Read More »

Pasadena Transit Announces – Transit to Trails Bus Service

Posted on March 20, 2018 in

LOS ANGELES COUNTY – The Board of Supervisors approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger to partner with the City of Pasadena, the Trust for Public Land, Edison International and the Wilderness Society to implement a six-month pilot bus service in the unincorporated Altadena area.   The pilot service will connect the Metro Gold Line… Read More »

Egg Bowl & Spring Festival Family Fun

Posted on March 13, 2018 in

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 13, 2018 NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Derderian, Interim Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net   HOP INTO EGG BOWL AND CELEBRATE SPRING IN PASADENA MARCH 31   PASADENA, Calif.—Celebrate spring by hopping your way through Pasadena’s FREE Egg Bowl and Spring Festival Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the… Read More »

City of Pasadena Announces Launch of “our Pasadena” to Implement Updated General Plan

Posted on February 28, 2018 in

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:     Anita Cerna, Senior Planner Planning and Community Development Department City of Pasadena Phone: (626) 744-6767 Email: ourpasadena@cityofpasadena.net       City of Pasadena announces launch of ‘Our Pasadena’ to implement updated General Plan Program will update all eight Specific Plans throughout the City as well as the Zoning Code… Read More »

Jump into Pasadena’s Summer Fair Event Saturday, March 3

Posted on February 26, 2018 in

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine Haskett Hany Communications|Pasadena Public Library | City of Pasadena (626) 744-4207 |chany@cityofpasadena.net     JUMP INTO PASADENA’S SUMMER FAIR EVENT SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2018     PASADENA, Calif.—Looking to stay active this summer?  Join us from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 3, at Central Park, 275… Read More »

Celebrate One City, One Story

Posted on February 22, 2018 in

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine Hany, Communications, Pasadena Public Library (626) 744-4207, chany@cityofpasadena.net Christine Reeder, One City, One Story Program Coordinator (626) 744-7076, creeder@cityofpasadena.net                            CELEBRATE ONE CITY, ONE STORY PASADENA, Calif. — Chosen from a field of thought-provoking nominees, the book selection for Pasadena’s 16th One City, One Story community reading celebration… Read More »

E-waste Recycling & Document Shredding Event March 3, 2018

Posted on February 20, 2018 in

PASADENA, Calif.—Residents can safely dispose of electronic waste and have personal and business documents shredded at the City’s popular free e-waste event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 3, 2018. The event will be held in Parking Lot I outside the Rose Bowl Stadium near Brookside Park, 360 North Arroyo Boulevard. Shredding trucks… Read More »

California Voter Participation Rights Act

Posted on February 14, 2018 in

Consistent with state law, the City and School District are asking voters to amend the City Charter to move local elections to statewide election dates to take advantage of higher voter participation. Click here to learn more

PWP Announces Assistant General Manager of Water Delivery

Posted on February 5, 2018 in

PASADENA, Calif. —  Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) appointed Mitchell Dion as its new Assistant General Manager (AGM) of Water Delivery. Dion will fill the position left by the previous Water AGM Shan Kwan, who retired in May 2016. Dion has extensive experience in the utility industry and has held senior management positions in both… Read More »

Public Invited to Colorado Street Bridge Meeting Feb. 20, 2018

Posted on February 5, 2018 in

PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to the second community meeting of the Colorado Street Bridge Task Force regarding possible enhancements for the Colorado Street Bridge to help deter attempted suicides.  The meeting is from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at the Maranatha High School Student Center, 169 S. Saint John Ave.  Free… Read More »

Arroyo Verdugo Communities Joint Powers Authority (AVCJPA) Agenda for Feb. 1, 2018; Public Invited

Posted on January 29, 2018 in

NOTICE AND AGENDA FOR SPECIAL MEETING ARROYO VERDUGO COMMUNITIES JOINT POWERS AUTHORITY Thursday, February 1, 2018 – 4:00 p.m. City of La Cañada Flintridge Council Chambers 1327 Foothill Boulevard La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 MARGARET MCAUSTIN, CHAIR TERESA “TERRY” WALKER, VICE-CHAIR PAULA DEVINE, MEMBER EMILY GABEL-LUDDY, MEMBER MARINA KHUBESRIAN, MEMBER DAVID PERRY, MEMBER   AGENDA 00… Read More »

2017 Annual Report

Posted on January 25, 2018 in

Message From The City Manager: As City Manager, it is my honor to serve the residents of Pasadena, working alongside the Mayor and City Council with a cadre of dedicated and passionate City employees to enhance the quality of life for all who live, work or visit here in Pasadena. This past year, our City… Read More »

Public Invited to Comment on Draft Climate Action Plan

Posted on January 12, 2018 in

PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to attend two meetings later this month and to provide verbal or written comments on the City’s newly released draft Climate Action Plan (CAP) that was created to help Pasadena reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. The meetings include: Environmental Advisory Commission, 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Permit Center… Read More »

Free Oil Filter & Recycling Events January 13 & March 24, 2018

Posted on January 11, 2018 in

PASADENA, Calif.—Do you change the oil yourself for your car or truck?  All Pasadena do-it-yourselfers are reminded to safely recycle both their used oil and oil filters—and get a new oil filter for free—from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Auto Zone Auto Parts, 550 N. Lake Ave.  If you can’t… Read More »

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2018 Closures, Reminders for Pasadena

Posted on January 11, 2018 in

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City services will be closed Monday, January 15, 2018, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Specific closures, reminders and exceptions are listed below. Pasadena Fire and Police departments will continue to provide patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and all other emergency services.… Read More »

City Services Summary for 2018 Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Game

Posted on January 4, 2018 in

PASADENA, Calif.—With the successful conclusion of the 129th Rose Parade and 104th Rose Bowl Game—enjoyed by hundreds of thousands locally and millions of people around the world on January 1, 2018—the City is providing the following general summary of municipal services, responses and related activities that help Pasadena be America’s New Year’s Day Celebration Destination.… Read More »