City of Pasadena to Open Emergency Cooling Center with COVID-19 Restrictions

PASADENA, Calif.—Temperatures in Pasadena are expected to reach over 100 degrees this Labor Day weekend. Vulnerable populations, such as the elderly who do not live in air-conditioned homes, may need relief from the heat. To meet this need, the City is opening Robinson Park Recreation Center, located at 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., as an emergency cooling center Friday, Sept. 4, through Monday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. The center can accommodate up to 50 people, and visitors are required... continue reading »"City of Pasadena to Open Emergency Cooling Center with COVID-19 Restrictions"

Pasadena Hair Salons & Barbershops May Resume Limited Indoor Services with Safeguards in Place

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena Health Officer has issued a revised Safer at Home Order allowing for the reopening of hair salons and barbershops indoors at a maximum of 25% capacity. Hair salons and barbershops are still encouraged to provide outdoor services as much as possible because current scientific evidence appears to indicate a general lower risk of COVID-19 transmission outdoors compared to indoors. Those salons operating outdoors should continue to do so, and use the up to 25% indoor... continue reading »"Pasadena Hair Salons & Barbershops May Resume Limited Indoor Services with Safeguards in Place"

City of Pasadena Calls for Responsible Recreation Over Upcoming Holiday Weekend

PASADENA, Calif.—Heading into Labor Day weekend, the Pasadena Public Health Department urges the public to celebrate responsibly to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. After recent holidays, including Memorial Day, Father’s Day, and the Fourth of July, Pasadena experienced significant increases in local laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19. Contact tracers were able to attribute the majority of new cases to parties, get-togethers, and gatherings. The most impactful change the community can make to slow the spread of COVID-19 during the upcoming... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Calls for Responsible Recreation Over Upcoming Holiday Weekend"

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"