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

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 »

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City Of Pasadena Introduces Smartboot Technology To Recover Unpaid Parking Violations

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 »

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

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 »

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E-Waste Recycling & Document Shredding Event

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 »

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

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 »

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Join Us for Bike Week May 14th – 19th

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 »

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

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 »

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City of Pasadena Hosts Community Workshops to Discuss Area Specific Plans

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 »

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Union Street Protected Bike Lane Community Workshop

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 »

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Celebration Launch of Transit-to-trails Bus Service

    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 »

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

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 »

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March 28 Livable Orange Grove Project Meeting Postponed

On Thursday, March 22, hundreds of Pasadena residents joined Mayor Terry Tornek, Councilmembers Gene Masuda and Margaret McAustin, and City staff to discuss the proposed Orange Grove Boulevard. “Road Diet” project. Over 100 of the attendees provided public comment.  There will be time for additional public comment before any decisions are made; however, for the… Read More »

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Pasadena Transit Announces – Transit to Trails Bus Service

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 »

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Egg Bowl & Spring Festival Family Fun

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 »

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

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 »

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

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 »

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Celebrate One City, One Story

  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 »

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

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 »

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California Voter Participation Rights Act

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

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PWP Announces Assistant General Manager of Water Delivery

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 »

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

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 »

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

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 »

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City Releases Official Public Access Map for the Pasadena Half Marathon on Jan. 21

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Public Invited to Comment on Draft Climate Action Plan

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 »

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

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 »

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

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 »

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Public Invited to Mayor Tornek’s State of the City Event Jan. 16, 2018

PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to attend Mayor Terry Tornek’s State of the City address Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at the Pasadena Unified School District’s John Marshall Fundamental School Gymnasium, 999 N. Allen Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  The Mayor’s formal program begins at 7 p.m. Mayor Tornek will deliver his annual State of… Read More »

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City Services Summary for 2018 Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Game

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 »

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City Provides Public Access Map for Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game

PASADENA, Calif–The City is releasing the official Public Access Map for use by residents, businesses and visitors planning to attend the 129th Rose Parade and the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game, both held on January 1, 2018. In addition to the map, City officials continue to urge all who live in… Read More »

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Make Christmas Tree Recycling a Holiday Tradition

PASADENA, Calif.–Make tree recycling a part of your post-holiday tradition.  The City offers an easy way for you to “Go Green” with your Christmas tree.  Thanks to your help, the City last year collected more than 10,000 trees for recycling, saving valuable landfill space and generating protective landscaping mulch. Remember, until you are ready to… Read More »

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City Provides Public Safety Briefing for 2018 Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game

PASADENA, Calif.–City Officials provided important public safety and security information for attendees planning to be in Pasadena for the 129th Rose Parade and the College Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game on January 1, 2018. The press conference video is below.  

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Important Holiday Safety Reminders from City of Pasadena

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena provides the following tips and reminders to help ensure you have an enjoyable 2017-18 Holiday Season. Above all, use common sense, celebrate responsibly, always designate a driver if you plan to drink alcohol, drive defensively and, please, if you see something, say something by calling (626) 744-4241, or 9-1-1 for… Read More »

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Hollywood Burbank Airport Unveils New Name and Logo on Airport Terminal Tower

Airport Also Introduces Traveler’s Tails, Its New In-Terminal Pet Therapy Program BURBANK, Calif., December 14, 2017 — In an official brand launch ceremony this morning, Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Vice President and Glendale City Councilmember Zareh Sinanyan and Airport Executive Director Frank Miller unveiled the new Hollywood Burbank Airport name and logo on the façade of… Read More »

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Announcing Opening and Closing Show Talent for the 2018 Rose Parade® Presented by Honda: Todrick Hall and Andy Grammer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ANNOUNCING OPENING AND CLOSING SHOW TALENT FOR THE 2018 ROSE PARADE® PRESENTED BY HONDA: TODRICK HALL AND ANDY GRAMMER  PASADENA, Calif. (December 7, 2017) – The Tournament of Roses® is thrilled to announce talent for the Opening Show presented by Honda and the Closing Show presented by Wells Fargo for the 129th… Read More »

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Fraud Alert

Pasadena Water and Power Alerts Public of Recent Scam Attempts

PASADENA, Calif.—Scammers disguising themselves as Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) employees are attempting to extort money from customers, threatening to shut off service unless a payment is made immediately over the phone. Customers that have any concerns about a caller may: Request their name, identification, employer name, and a call back number Call PWP at… Read More »

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Celebrate International Human Rights Day Dec. 10, 2017

PASADENA, Calif.—Today, more than ever, we all need to be passionate about human rights.  On Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, join Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek to learn more about what’s being done to protect and defend human rights in our community and how you can get involved. Mayor Tornek and the United Nations Association Pasadena Chapter… Read More »

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Fire Station 32 Open House 9-11 A.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017–all Are Welcome

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The Tournament of Roses® Announces Additional, Limited Ticket Release for the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game®

THE TOURNAMENT OF ROSES® ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL, LIMITED TICKET RELEASE FOR THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SEMIFINAL AT THE ROSE BOWL GAME® PRESENTED BY NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL Sale will begin on Wednesday, December 6 at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m.ET PASADENA, Calif. (December 4, 2017) – The Tournament of Roses® announced today that additional tickets will be released for… Read More »

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Update: City of Pasadena Issues Red Flag Alert; Parking Restrictions That Begin at 6 P.m. Monday, December 4, 2017 Until Further Notice

As of Noon, Tuesday, December 5, 2017, Pasadena remains in a Red Flag Alert status.  Public Safety personnel are closely monitoring the situation and evaluating conditions for updates and changes as appropriate.  Stayed tuned for more developments as the situation is dynamic and can change quickly.  The City wishes to thank its residents, businesses and… Read More »

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Windy Conditions, Possible Red Flag for Pasadena –check Here for Updates

4:30 PM PST , Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 PASADENA, Calif.–National Weather Service officials are predicting strong winds, possible “Santa Ana” winds and dry conditions, with possibility of a Red Flag alert, for the San Gabriel Valley, including Pasadena.  The conditions could begin later Sunday evening, Dec. 3, or Monday morning, Dec. 4, 2017.  The conditions… Read More »

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Oklahoma and Georgia to Play in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, December 3, 2017 OKLAHOMA AND GEORGIA TO PLAY IN THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SEMIFINAL AT THE ROSE BOWL GAME PRESENTED BY NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL The Granddaddy of Them All will take place on January 1, 2018 at 1pm PT PASADENA, Calif. – The No. 2 CFP-ranked Oklahoma Sooners, champion of the Big… Read More »

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Los Angeles Clippers Partner to Bring Awareness to Youth Internships

Ideal Youth summer intern program in partnership with the LA Clippers and MVP Title Sponsor Chick-fil-A East Colorado Blvd.,, are hosting the 2018 City of Pasadena “NBA Experience” celebrating youth internship awareness, a fundraising event held on Thursday, January 4th at 7:30pm at STAPLES Center. Courtesy of Pasadena Media, we will be streaming live as… Read More »

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Protecting Residents and Local Neighborhoods from Commercial Marijuana Activity

PASADENA, Calif.–The legal sale of marijuana for recreational use begins in California on Jan. 1, 2018, but there are many unknowns about the impacts that marijuana shops will have on local neighborhoods.  Pasadena is taking a slow approach to the new law and wants to first learn from other cities’ experiences.  For the immediate present,… Read More »

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2018 Rose Parade Route Closures Begin 10 P.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017

The Pasadena Police Department will begin closing the route used for the annual Rose Parade effective 10 p.m., Sunday, December 31, 2017.  The closures will occur along Colorado Boulevard, at Orange Grove Boulevard, east to Sierra Madre Boulevard; and up Sierra Madre Boulevard to Paloma Street. See Closure Map posted below this announcement The earlier… Read More »

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Ho-ho-go!!! to Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting Dec. 1 at City Hall–join the Free Family Fun!

PASADENA, Calif.—“Ho-Ho-Go!” and deck City Hall with Holiday Good Cheer by joining Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek for a City Holiday Tradition: the Mayor’s Annual Tree Lighting Celebration, 5-7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. Bring family and friends, one and all, to Pasadena’s free celebration featuring local singers and… Read More »

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Public Invited to Community Forum on Future of Pasadena Elections Monday, November 27, 2017

PASADENA, Calif.–The City of Pasadena and the League of Women Voters invite the public to a “Community Forum on the Future of Pasadena Elections” on Monday, November 27, 2017, beginning at 6 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chamber, 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S249. The educational session is an opportunity for the public to… Read More »

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Thanksgiving 2017 Holiday Closures, Reminders

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and most City services will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.  Specific closures, exceptions and reminders are noted below. Pasadena Fire and Police departments will continue to be staffed for all patrol, jail,… Read More »

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Community Meeting About Colorado Street Bridge Set November 29

PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to a community meeting later this month to provide ideas about possible enhancements to the Colorado Street Bridge.  The meeting is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at La Casita del Arroyo, 177 S. Arroyo Blvd. The meeting is sponsored by the City and its Colorado Bridge… Read More »

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City Receives $112,000 Bicycle Safety Grant from State

PASADENA, Calif.—The City has received a $112,000 state grant to enhance its safety efforts for bicyclists.  The Pasadena Department of Transportation will use the money as part of its Safer Streets Pasadena–Bicycle Safety Outreach Program in a year-long bicycle safety outreach program aimed to help reduce severe injuries and fatalities to bicyclists resulting from crashes.… Read More »

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One Arroyo Day Set Saturday, November 18, at Brookside Park

PASADENA, Calif.—Pack a picnic basket, grab a blanket and head on over to Brookside Park, 360 N. Arroyo Blvd., for One Arroyo Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, and your chance to discover the rich natural beauty and cultural history of our beloved Arroyo Seco.  Kids can also earn special new… Read More »

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Veterans Day 2017 Closures; Public Invited to Special Ceremony Nov. 11

PASADENA, Calif.—The community, especially all current and former members of the U.S. military and their families and all first responders, are invited to join other local veterans, city officials and community leaders for a special, free Veterans Day ceremony on the steps of City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov.… Read More »

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One Arroyo Day Set November 18

One Arroyo Day Saturday, November 18 10 am – 2 pm Brookside Park- 360 N. Arroyo Blvd. Come explore the Arroyo Seco and discover its rich natural and cultural history at One Arroyo Day! Find out about the One Arroyo vision and be part of a citywide celebration of all things Arroyo! Kids can earn… Read More »

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Actor and Humanitarian Gary Sinise Selected As 2018 Tournament of Roses® Grand Marshal

PASADENA, Calif. (October 30, 2017) – Actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise, who is most famously known for his portrayal of Lt. Dan Taylor in the landmark film Forrest Gump, was announced today as the 2018 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal. Sinise will ride in the 129th Rose Parade® presented by Honda, themed “Making A Difference” and participate… Read More »

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Update to Red Flag Alert & Parking Restrictions from Tuesday, October 24

Red Flag Parking condition has been updated Currently there is no Red Flag warning in effect. Additional background information about Red Flag Parking may be found at: http://ww5.cityofpasadena.net/fire/red-flag-parking-condition/ including where the gateway signs are posted.

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City of Pasadena Issues Red Flag Alert & Parking Restrictions Beginning at 6:00 P.m. Tuesday, October 24

Pasadena Fire Chief Bertral Washington has directed the activation of Red Flag Parking Restrictions within the City of Pasadena in response to National Weather Service predictions. A Red Flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected.  This in combination with dry fuels could create extreme fire danger and/or fire behavior.  In order to… Read More »

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Hot Temps, Windy Conditions Expected for Socal, Be Prepared

PASADENA, Calif.—HOT temps into the triple digits and windy conditions are predicted to blast back into the local weather for Pasadena and the greater Los Angeles County area as early as this weekend and stretching into the middle of next week!  The City wishes to remind everyone to take precautions against the heat and stay… Read More »

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Pasadena 2017 Fall Festival, Dia De Los Muertos Events Announced

PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to several free, family events coming up including, on Saturday, October 28, 2017, the Fall Festival and the first of two Dia de los Muertos events.  A second Dia de los Muertos event will be held Friday, November 3.  Details on all three include: The morning of Oct. 28 join… Read More »

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Free Flu Clinics in Pasadena Now Through November 15, 2017

PASADENA, Calif.—The Pasadena Public Health Department urges all to fight the flu by getting free flu vaccines while supplies last at the following clinics now through November 15, 2017.  The current influenza vaccine will be provided at the following Pasadena locations listed below on the dates and times listed, on a first-come, first-served basis while… Read More »

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Rise of the Rocket Girls Is the 2018 One City, One Story Selection

PASADENA, CA – The book selection for Pasadena Public Library’s 2018 One City, One Story community reading celebration is the New York Times bestselling book Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars by author Nathalia Holt. Now in its 16th year, One City, One Story… Read More »

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2018 Rose Parade Float Participants Announced

PASADENA, Calif. (October 12, 2017) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® has announced the 39 float entries that will participate in the 129th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Making A Difference,” on Monday, January 1, 2018.   The floats, listed with the builder, are alphabetical by participating company or organization: 24 Hour Fitness       AES… Read More »

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Civic Center Task Force Holds First Meeting Oct. 26, 2017

PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to attend the initial kick-off meeting of the Civic Center Task Force beginning at 6 p.m., Thursday, October 26, 2017, in the City Hall Basement Training Room, 100 N. Garfield Ave., Room #S018. Information about the Task Force is at www.cityofpasadena.net/planning/civic-center-task-force.  Future meeting agendas and other information will be posted… Read More »

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The Rose Bowl Stadium Prepares for Coldplay Concert

PASADENA, Calif. –The Rose Bowl Stadium will host Coldplay on Friday, October 6, 2017. The concert is scheduled to start at 6:45 p.m. (PST) with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. (PST). It is strongly recommended that concert goers arrive no later than 5:00 p.m. (PST). KEY TIMING FOR COLDPLAY CONCERT Rose Bowl Stadium Parking Opens: 3:00… Read More »

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Latino Heritage Parade, Festival Is Saturday, October 14, 2017

PASADENA, Calif.—Join the free family fun at Pasadena’s 19th annual Latino Heritage Parade and Jamaica (community fair) on Saturday, October 14, 2017.  The event is sponsored by the Human Services and Recreation Department and the Latino Heritage Committee.  Online updates will be posted at www.cityofpasadena.net/LatinoHeritage and www.pasadenalatinoheritageparade.org. More than 2,000 participants and spectators are expected… Read More »

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Fall Artnight Is Friday, October 13, 2017

PASADENA, Calif.—Spend a remarkable evening in beautiful Pasadena exploring 18 prestigious arts and cultural institutions showcasing famous works of art, music and dance by the best that the City’s creative community has to offer from 6-10 p.m., Friday, October 13, 2017.  This fantastic, free “open house” experience is available to all ages and walks of… Read More »

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Tournament of Roses® 2018 Royal Court Selected

PASADENA, Calif. (October 2, 2017) – Today the Tournament of Roses announced the seven members of the 2018 Royal Court. The Royal Court will attend nearly 100 community and media functions, acting as ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses and the Pasadena community at large. The grand finale for the 2018 Royal Court will be… Read More »

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Pasadena Celebrates National Coming out Day Wednesday, October 11, 2017

PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to participate in Pasadena’s second annual Coming Out Day Celebration, 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 at City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave.  The event is sponsored by Pasadena’s Public Health and Library Departments. This free event celebrates a safe coming-out environment as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or… Read More »

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Taller Gratuito De Solicitud De Ciudadania 17 De Septiembre Biblioteca Central De Pasadena

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Free Workshop on Citizenship Application Sept. 17 at Pasadena Central Library

Attend a FREE workshop on how to complete your Citizenship Application to become a citizen of the best country in the world–the USA!    

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Water Rate Info Video –watch Now

Curious about water rates and why they are what they are? Watch this: For more info go to www.PWPweb.com/WaterRates  

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Free Celebration Sept. 23 for Pasadena As “early Learning City” Initiative

PASADENA, Calif.—A new, groundbreaking initiative–Pasadena as an Early Learning City by 2025–will be celebrated during a free, family-friendly event 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23 at Brookside Park, 360 N. Arroyo Blvd., near the Rose Bowl Stadium’s Parking Lot I and the Kidspace Museum. Information about the initiative will be available at the… Read More »

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Public Art Grant Winners Announced

PASADENA, Calif.—The City’s Arts and Culture Commission approved $186,188 in funding for 30 public art projects and cultural programs under the 2017-2018 Annual Grants Program administered by the Planning and Community Development Department’s Cultural Affairs Division. The Annual Grants Program supports the creative, artistic life of Pasadena and expands public access to the arts in… Read More »

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Pasadena Cooling Centers Extend Hours; to Be Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Sept. 2-4

PASADENA, Calif.–Due to the extended heat wave impacting Southern California, including Pasadena, the City is extending the hours of its official Cooling Centers for Saturday, Sunday and Monday (Labor Day), Sept. 2-4, 2017. In Pasadena, the City now has two official Cooling Centers.  The following schedule is now in effect for  Friday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept.… Read More »

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Flooding Disaster in Texas Important Reminder to Be Prepared Now for Local Disasters and Emergencies

UPDATE: READ FROM THE EXPERTS ABOUT EARTHQUAKES AND DISASTERS–SOBERING THOUGHTS ABOUT WHAT TO EXPECT. NOT “IF” BUT “WHEN” AND YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED   www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-quake-la-houston-flooding-20170901-htmlstory.html   PASADENA, Calif.—The recent rain and flooding disaster in the Houston, Texas area from Hurricane (and Tropical Storm) Harvey serves as an important reminder for everybody to be prepared… Read More »

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Labor Day 2017 Closures, Reminders

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City services will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2017 in observance of Labor Day. The City Council will not meet the next two Mondays, Sept. 4 or Sept. 11.  The next regularly scheduled meeting will be Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. The Pasadena… Read More »

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Hot Temps Soar Back into Pasadena Aug. 26 Through Labor Day Weekend; Take Precautions

PASADENA, Calif.—HOT temps into the triple digits are expected to blast back into the local weather for Pasadena and the greater Los Angeles County area this weekend and possibly stretching into next week, beginning Aug. 26 and through Labor Day Weekend Sept. 4!  The City reminds everyone to take precautions against the heat and stay… Read More »

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“say No to Styrofoam™” Update for August 2017

PASADENA, Calif.—The next phase of the City’s ban against the use of “Styrofoam™” or polystyrene materials such as cups, plates, bowls, meal-serving trays and take-out containers takes effect on August 22, 2017.  Restaurants and retailers doing business in Pasadena will no longer be able to sell or distribute food that uses such materials.  This is… Read More »

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The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Announces Public Sale for the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game®presented by Northwestern Mutual®

Sale will begin Friday, September 1 at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m.ET PASADENA, Calif.–The Tournament of Roses® announced that tickets for the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual will go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 1, at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET. Tickets will… Read More »

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Metro Bike Share Launch Event –see the Video!

Video Coverage of the Metro Bike Share Launch provided by Pasadena Media for KPAS, the City’s government cable access TV channel. Seen on Channel 3 by Charter/Spectrum cable subscribers and Channel 99 by AT&T U-Verse subscribers. Enjoy. Now, Rent, Ride & Return to see Pasadena in a whole new way. 18-0159_Bike_Share_Junior_Poster_jp2

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Amateur Pugilists Display Skills Under the Stars at City Hall Aug. 25

PASADENA, Calif.—The City’s second, free outdoor amateur pugilistic extravaganza—The Centennial Square Boxing Exhibition—takes place under the stars in front of Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., 7-10 p.m., Friday, Aug. 25.  More than a dozen amateur boxers, including some possible future Olympic hopefuls or pros, will engage in a series of three-round matches. Weigh-ins… Read More »

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Attempted Kidnapping Suspect Charged with Multiple Crimes

PASADENA, CA – On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office charged suspect Jose Diaz Servellon, 29-year-old male and Pasadena resident, with one count of kidnapping, one count of assault by means of force to produce great bodily injury, and one count of criminal threats; suspect’s bail was set at $500,000.… Read More »

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Homicide Suspect Identified and Arrested

PASADENA, CA –At about 8:58 p.m., Monday August 7, 2017, Pasadena Police detectives arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting death of a Pasadena man earlier in that day in the 1000 block of East Maple Street. Police identified the suspect as Deleon Jackson, 22-year-old male of Pasadena. He is currently being held on… Read More »

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Learn More About Exciting Laundry-to-landscape Greywater Program

Learn more about the exciting new way to go green–Pasadena Water and Power Department’s “Laundry-to-Landscape” program let’s you get the most out of using water, our most precious of resources. Watch the video and learn how easy it is to get started today.  

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Next Popular E-waste, Document Shredding Event August 19, 2017

PASADENA, Calif.—Residents and businesses can safely dispose of electronic waste and have personal and business documents shredded at the City’s popular FREE event 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, August 19, 2017.  The event will be held in Parking Lot I near the Rose Bowl Stadium and Brookside Park, 360 N. Arroyo Blvd. Look for… Read More »

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Airport Authority Commission Elects Pasadena Commissioner Terry Tornek As President for the Coming Year

Glendale Commissioner Zareh Sinanyan Chosen as Vice President; Burbank Commissioner Ray Adams Named Secretary BURBANK, Calif., July 18, 2017 – On Monday, July 17, 2017, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, owner and operator of Hollywood Burbank Airport, elected new officers to head the Airport Authority Commission for a one-year term from July 2017 through June 2018. The… Read More »

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Applications Now Available for 2018 Tournament of Roses® Royal Court

PASADENA, Calif. (August 1, 2017) – Applications for the 2018 Tournament of Roses Royal Court are now available on the Tournament of Roses website. The Tournament of Roses invites young ladies to become a part of history in the search for the 100th Rose Queen and 2018 Royal Court. In 1905, Hallie Woods was selected… Read More »

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National Night out Is Tuesday, August 1, 2017-get Pasadena Pride and Join Us!

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City Releases Police Report Info from March 4, 2016 Overdose Call

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena is releasing copies of the incident report, the property seizure report, a dispatch timeline and two recordings of police interviews—one with Dr. Carmen Puliafito at Huntington Memorial Hospital and another with hotel staff—regarding the March 4, 2016 drug overdose of a woman at a Pasadena hotel. City Manager Steve Mermell… Read More »

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Burbank-glendale-pasadena Airport Authority Commission Authorizes Finalization and Submission of Human Health Risk Assessment

Submission of Human Health Risk Assessment Follows Submission of Airport Layout Plan to Federal Aviation Administration, Moves Replacement Passenger Terminal Project Forward BURBANK, Calif., July 17, 2017 — At this morning’s (July 17, 2017) Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority meeting, the Authority Commission authorized the finalization and submission of the Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) to the… Read More »

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Hot Temps Creep Back into Weather Forecast This Weekend, July 15, So Be Prepared

PASADENA, Calif.—HOT temps are creeping back into the weather outlook for Pasadena! Weather officials predict high-90s and even triple-digit heat for parts of Southern California now through the weekend, July 15, and possibly into next week.  The City wishes to remind everyone to take precautions against the heat and stay connected to the City for… Read More »

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Adaptive Art Program Free Reception & Artwork Unveiling Set July 22

PASADENA, Calif. — “We Belong” in Pasadena is the theme for this year’s popular Adaptive Art Program art show—and you belong at the special free artists’ reception, 3-5 p.m., Saturday, July 22, at the Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave. Original artwork from the program’s participants will be on display at the… Read More »

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Reminder That New Minimum Wage Increases Began July 1, 2017

PASADENA, Calif.—Workers, employers and businesses operating in Pasadena are reminded that new increases to local minimum wages took effect July 1, 2017 and any adjustments should have been made or need to be made now. This is year two of the City’s minimum wage ordinance that began last year.  The City’s ordinance is a multi-phase,… Read More »

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Earthquake Reminder–how Prepared Are You if the Big One Hit Today?

Watch Learn Take Action What you do today could save your life tomorrow.  

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Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event July 15, 2017

PASADENA, Calif.–Safely dispose of household hazardous waste and recycle electronics, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 15, 2017, in Parking Lot I, south of the Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr.  The FREE event is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works in cooperation with the City’s Department of Public… Read More »

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Hot Temps Now Through Weekend; Take Precautions

PASADENA, Calif.—It’s HOT out there Pasadena! Weather officials predict high-90s or even triple-digit heat for parts of Southern California now through the weekend, July 8, and possibly into next week.  The City wishes to remind everyone to take precautions against the heat and stay connected to the City for any alerts and updates. Weather, Red… Read More »

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New Invasive Mosquito Species Found in Pasadena

PASADENA, Calif.—Eggs from the Aedes albopictus mosquito that can infect humans with viruses such as Zika, dengue and chikungunya have been found in monitoring traps in Pasadena, the Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) announced today.  Health Officials emphasized there are no reported cases of locally transmitted Zika or the other two viruses by this type… Read More »

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Police, Fire Chiefs Hold Press Conference to Advise Public on No Fireworks Enforcement in Pasadena

SPECIAL NOTE: DON’T FORGET ABOUT YOUR ANIMAL COMPANIONS AT THIS TIME OF YEAR. ALL OF THE LOUD NOISES FROM FIREWORKS CAN FRIGHTEN THEM. TO PREVENT THEM FROM RUNNING AWAY IN A PANIC, PLEASE SECURE YOUR ANIMAL FRIENDS IN A QUIET SPACE, MAKE SURE THAT THEY HAVE FOOD, WATER, TREATS AND TLC. THEY DEPEND ON YOU… Read More »

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Fourth of July 2017 Closures, Reminders for Pasadena–all Personal Fireworks Illegal in City

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents, businesses and visitors are reminded that City Hall, and most City business offices are closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, Independence Day, in observance of our Great Nation’s Birthday.  Normal schedules and office hours resume July 5. Pasadena Fire and Police Departments will continue to be staffed for all patrol, jail, fire,… Read More »

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Happy Birthday Pasadena! Coverage of City Birthday Party

Highlights of the annual Birthday Party for the City, thanks to the Pasadena Museum of History. Coverage provided by Pasadena Media.

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Hot Weather Tips for Arroyo Seco Weekend June 24-25

PASADENA, Calif.—It’s HOT out there Pasadena! Weather officials continue to predict high-90s or even triple-digit heat for parts of Southern California now through the weekend, June 25 and possibly into next week.  The City wishes to remind everyone to take precautions against the heat and stay connected to the City for any alerts and updates.… Read More »

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