Library Hosts 6th Annual Pasadena Loves YA Teen Book Festival

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Library kicks off their 6th annual free teen book festival, Pasadena Loves YA, on Saturday, Sept. 21, from noon to 4 p.m. at Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St. Doors open at 11 a.m. The first 200 attendees will receive a free tote bag. No registration required. The four themed author panels are: Out of the Ashes, moderated by Nicole Mainardi, A Curse of Thorns; Against All Odds, moderated by Catherine Linka, What I Want You To... continue reading »"Library Hosts 6th Annual Pasadena Loves YA Teen Book Festival"

Author Carla Rachel Sameth Discusses Memoir, 'One Day on the Gold Line'

PASADENA, Calif.—Author Carla Rachel Sameth will discuss her book, One Day on the Gold Line: A Memoir in Essays, and join past Altadena Poet Laureate Thelma Reyna in conversation on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in Pasadena Central Library’s Donald Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St. A writing exercise will follow. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Through meditations on race, culture and family, Sameth’s One Day on the Gold Line tells the story of a lesbian... continue reading »"Author Carla Rachel Sameth Discusses Memoir, 'One Day on the Gold Line'"

Celebrate Fiestas Patrias This Friday, September 13

PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to Pasadena’s free Fiestas Patrias celebration on Friday, September 13, 5-9 p.m., at Villa-Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa St. Join us as we celebrate the independence of 18 Latin American countries in grand fashion. This family-friendly event highlights the colors, richness and warmth of Latin America culture. Enjoy live music by Ignacio Hernandez with Mariachi Herencia Mexicana, and traditional dances, including ballet folklórico, performed by local community groups. Don’t miss “El Grito” led by... continue reading »"Celebrate Fiestas Patrias This Friday, September 13"

September is Pedestrian Safety Month

PASADENA, Calif.—September is Pedestrian Safety Month, and Pasadena Police Department is working with law enforcement agencies across the state to promote safe behaviors that allow drivers and those on foot to get where they need to go safely. California continues to see more and more pedestrians injured or killed on roads. In 2016, 867 pedestrians were killed and more than 14,000 injured in California alone. A report released earlier this year by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) projected that... continue reading »"September is Pedestrian Safety Month"

Free Flu Vaccinations Offered by Health Department

PASADENA, Calif.—Fight the flu by getting a free flu shot. The influenza vaccine will be provided by Pasadena Public Health Department at various locations throughout the city on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. The vaccine will be available to everyone ages six months and older at no cost. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Remember to wear short sleeves. Dates and times of the free flu clinics are listed below. For more details, call (626)... continue reading »"Free Flu Vaccinations Offered by Health Department"

City of Pasadena Labor Day Closures

PASADENA, Calif.—City Hall and many City services will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day. City Council will not meet on Sept. 2. The next City Council meeting will take place on Monday, Sept. 9. Pasadena Fire and Police Departments will continue to be staffed for all patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and other emergency services. For life-threatening emergencies, always dial 9-1-1. If you see something, say something. Report suspicious activity to Pasadena Police Department at (626)... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Labor Day Closures"

Free Fourth Annual Centennial Square Boxing Show

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena Human Services and Recreation Department will host its fourth annual Centennial Square Boxing Show, featuring a full-scale boxing ring in front of City Hall (100 N. Garfield Ave.) on Friday, August 23, from 7 - 9 p.m. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. An upbeat rock band will kick off the event, followed by a live performance of the national anthem and a color guard by the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine... continue reading »"Free Fourth Annual Centennial Square Boxing Show"

Traffic Enforcement Program, DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for August 16

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department will be conducting a traffic enforcement program throughout the city and a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, August 16. The checkpoint will be at an undisclosed location within city limits between the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. During the traffic enforcement program, officers will be deployed at various locations looking for violations including, but not limited to, speed, red light and right-of-way violations. When violations are observed, motorists will be cited and/or educated on... continue reading »"Traffic Enforcement Program, DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for August 16"

Pasadena Transit Announces Introductory Reduced Pricing on 30-Day Passes

PASADENA, Calif.–Beginning August 2, Pasadena Transit is offering 30-day unlimited ride passes at introductory low prices. All passes are loaded onto Transit Access Pass (TAP) cards allowing passengers to easily TAP and ride. The regular fare pass is $15. With the Metro-issued reduced fare TAP card, a youth pass is $10 and a senior/disabled pass is $7. Passengers are still eligible to receive the discounted transfer rates to other agencies, including Metro rail and bus and Foothill Transit, as long... continue reading »"Pasadena Transit Announces Introductory Reduced Pricing on 30-Day Passes"

Pasadena Police Want Drivers to "Share the Road"

PASADENA, Calif.—Warmer weather means a lot more motorcycles will be out on the roads. This Friday, August 2, Pasadena Police Department will step up enforcement specifically geared toward drivers and motorcycle riders committing traffic violations that increase the risk of crashes. Pasadena Police Department wants to remind drivers and motorcycle riders to share the road and look out for one another. “Motorcycle riders are harder to see,” Pasadena Police Department Lieutenant Mark Goodman said. “Drivers and riders should take extra... continue reading »"Pasadena Police Want Drivers to "Share the Road""