What L.A. County Residents and Employers Need to Know About COVID-19 Testing Now

New County Testing Sites Opening Soon to Meet Demand, But Health Officials Seek Support from the Public to Prioritize Tests For Those At Highest Risk As cases and hospitalizations rise, many residents believe they need to get tested for COVID-19. However, Los Angeles County health officials stress that not everyone needs to be tested and emphasize the basic ways individuals and businesses can and should protect themselves from this virus. Here are 10 tips to keep in mind as we... continue reading »"What L.A. County Residents and Employers Need to Know About COVID-19 Testing Now"

City of Pasadena Announces Partial Street Closures to Allow for Outdoor Dining

PASADENA, Calif.—One of Pasadena’s most well-known streets, Colorado Boulevard, will get a makeover starting this Saturday, July 11, as it becomes the first location in the city to offer outdoor dining in city streets. The State of California’s recent directive to limit dining indoors has resulted in the expansion of outdoor dining a priority for local governments and restaurateurs. The City has been working with The Playhouse Village and Old Pasadena Management District to identify where street closures should take... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces Partial Street Closures to Allow for Outdoor Dining"

City of Pasadena Announces Emergency Rental Assistance Program

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena’s housing department is providing rental assistance to Pasadena residents who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and are struggling to pay rent. The Emergency Rental Assistance Program provides eligible applicants grants for up to three (3) months’ worth of past due rent, not to exceed $4,500 total. “Over the past few months, we’ve received a lot of calls and letters from residents in need of help because they’re suffering financially as a result of the... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces Emergency Rental Assistance Program"

City of Pasadena Announces Summer Aquatics Programming

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is offering aquatics programming at Pasadena High School, Robinson Park Recreation Center, and Villa-Parke Community Center pools from Monday, July 6, through Friday, August 7. Swim lessons will be offered in weekly sessions for children ages 5 to 12. Each session runs Monday through Thursday, and lessons are available from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. Fees are $50 per week for residents, and $65 per week for non-residents. Lessons... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces Summer Aquatics Programming"

Pasadena Transit & Dial-A-Ride Suspend Fare Collection

PASADENA, Calif.—In light of the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, fare payment will continue to be suspended on both Pasadena Transit and Pasadena Dial-A-Ride. When the Safer at Home order was issued in mid-March, Pasadena Transit and Dial-A-Ride instituted a number of protocols to provide the safest environment possible for customers and bus operators, including suspending fare collection. After a trial day of resuming fare payment on July 1, fare collection will continue to be temporarily suspended to avoid customers... continue reading »"Pasadena Transit & Dial-A-Ride Suspend Fare Collection"

City of Pasadena Film Office Reopens, Accepting Permit Applications

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena Film Office has reopened and is accepting permit applications for commercial production filming and still shoots within Pasadena city limits. Film Office guidelines have been updated to adhere to public health protocol and reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. All proposed film and photography permit applications must abide by the City’s Public Health Reopening Protocol for Music, TV and Film Production, as well as these special conditions: The production/applicant must comply with all federal, state... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Film Office Reopens, Accepting Permit Applications"

Pasadena Transit & Dial-A-Ride Announce Service Changes and Fare Charges

PASADENA, Calif.—When the Safer at Home order was issued in mid-March, Pasadena Transit and Dial-A-Ride instituted a number of protocols, including suspending fare collection. Pasadena Transit and Pasadena Dial-A-Ride will resume fare collection on July 1, 2020. Fare collection was temporarily suspended in mid-March in an immediate effort to address the close proximity between customers and bus operators that would typically occur at the front of buses where fares are paid. Where feasible, customer boarding was moved to the rear... continue reading »"Pasadena Transit & Dial-A-Ride Announce Service Changes and Fare Charges"

City of Pasadena Summer Day Camp Returns July 6 With COVID-19 Protocols in Place

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department will offer summer day camp for Pasadena residents and Pasadena Unified School District students at seven parks throughout the city from Monday, July 6, through Friday, August 7. Camp will be offered Monday through Friday at Robinson Park, Victory Park, and Villa-Parke centers from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. for children ages 5 to 12. Half-day camps will be offered at Central, McDonald, and Washington Parks from noon until... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Summer Day Camp Returns July 6 With COVID-19 Protocols in Place"

Pasadena Health Officer Issues Revised Safer at Home Order

PASADENA, Calif.—City of Pasadena Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying Goh has issued a revised Safer at Home Order in line with the next steps in California’s phased reopening plan. This new phase of reopening aligns with neighboring communities, moving Southern California towards a regional recovery and supporting our local businesses, many of which are small and locally-owned. The Health Officer Order will allow for the following sectors to reopen once they implement the required protocols for infection control and distancing: Gyms and... continue reading »"Pasadena Health Officer Issues Revised Safer at Home Order"

City of Pasadena and Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau Launch "Shop Pasadena" and Other Resources to Support the Reopening of Pasadena Businesses

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau have announced the launch of “Shop Pasadena,” an online webpage featuring Pasadena’s small and independent retailers now open for in-store shopping and curbside pickup. Shop Pasadena is arriving just in time for people to shop for Father’s Day, graduations, and everyday retail. The Shop Pasadena webpage features a variety of shopping categories from apparel and entertainment to home and outdoor recreation. Retailers have opted in to be listed,... continue reading »"City of Pasadena and Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau Launch "Shop Pasadena" and Other Resources to Support the Reopening of Pasadena Businesses"