City of Pasadena Forms Multidisciplinary Team in Proactive Stance To Improve Quality of Life for Residents in Long-Term Care Facilities

PASADENA, Calif.—Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) provide long-term care services to many of Pasadena’s frail, older adults with underlying chronic medical conditions. Despite regulation by the state and the county, substandard care is an ongoing and persistent problem in many SNFs throughout the region, including Pasadena. The COVID-19 pandemic magnified systemic deficiencies at SNFs that threatened the lives of many of Pasadena’s most vulnerable residents. Unfortunately, the City of Pasadena does not have direct oversight of SNFs or authority to enforce... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Forms Multidisciplinary Team in Proactive Stance To Improve Quality of Life for Residents in Long-Term Care Facilities"

Pasadena Observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena is observing National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. National Disability Employment Awareness Month aims to educate the public about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. This year's theme is "America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion." The Pasadena City Council proclaimed October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month in Pasadena, and Mayor Victor Gordo will join Pasadena Civitan, a local... continue reading »"Pasadena Observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month"

Pasadena Police Department Supports National Walk to School Day Oct. 6

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department encourages parents and students to join schoolgoers from around the country and make the trek to class on foot Oct. 6. “Walk to School Day” is celebrated annually to highlight the benefits of exercise and practice pedestrian and road safety with classmates, families and caregivers. “Walking to school is a great way to not only stay active but also practice safe walking behaviors,” Pasadena Police Department Lieutenant Anthony Russo said. “With many students returning to in-person... continue reading »"Pasadena Police Department Supports National Walk to School Day Oct. 6"

Celebrate Halloween Responsibly

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in offering advice on celebrating Halloween in a lower-risk environment to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. As children under 12 years old are not yet eligible for COVID-19 vaccination and COVID-19 is still widespread in our community, precautions are highly recommended at this time. Recommendations include: Everyone age 12 and over should get vaccinated against COVID-19. Getting vaccinated remains the single best way to... continue reading »"Celebrate Halloween Responsibly"

City of Pasadena Welcomes New Public Works Director

PASADENA, Calif.—After completing a nationwide search that spanned four months and attracted well-qualified candidates, Tony Olmos has been appointed public works director with the City of Pasadena effective Nov. 1. He will oversee a department with 230 full-time employees and an annual budget of $76.9 million. Olmos has 28 years of professional experience and comes to Pasadena from the City of Brea where he has served as public works director for five years. In that position, he is responsible for... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Welcomes New Public Works Director"

Assemblymember Chris Holden Presents $4 Million Check to Retrofit Pasadena Central Library

PASADENA, Calif.—On Sept. 27, 2021, at the start of the regularly scheduled City Council meeting, Assemblymember Chris Holden presented a check for $4 million to the City of Pasadena and Pasadena Public Library to help repair the nearly 100 year-old Central Library. After a long closure of Pasadena Public Library facilities due to the pandemic, many looked forward to the reopening of the Central Library and its nine branch libraries. In April, the first to open was the Central Library.... continue reading »"Assemblymember Chris Holden Presents $4 Million Check to Retrofit Pasadena Central Library"

Pasadena Celebrates National Coming Out Day and LGBTQ+ History Month

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department, Pasadena Public Library and Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services will host Pasadena’s 6th annual Coming Out Day Celebration on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Park, located on the corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street. The annual, free event is part of the City’s efforts to celebrate and foster an inclusive community. The keynote presenter is Tyanta Snow, the “Game Show Guru.” A well-known television personality, actor, host... continue reading »"Pasadena Celebrates National Coming Out Day and LGBTQ+ History Month"

Pasadena’s Free Fall ArtNight Returns With Hybrid Schedule of Events

PASADENA, Calif.—The highly anticipated Fall ArtNight returns Friday, Oct. 8, 6–10 p.m., with both virtual and limited in-person activities. Nineteen local arts and cultural institutions will showcase diverse works of art, music and dance by the best the city’s creative community has to offer. Enjoy hands-on, interactive activities for all ages and interests—all for FREE! Catch musical excerpts of “I’m Okay, You’re Okay at the OK Corral” at Pasadena City Hall performed by Theatre Americana. Local acoustic trio The Subs... continue reading »"Pasadena’s Free Fall ArtNight Returns With Hybrid Schedule of Events"

Pasadena Public Health Department Announces Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinics

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) is administering Pfizer vaccine third ("booster") doses in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidance for a booster dose in several population groups, as well as those in high risk occupational and institutional settings. Boosters are currently only available to individuals who received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Those who received Moderna and Johnson & Johnson will need to wait until the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and CDC review the... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Department Announces Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinics"

City of Pasadena Hires New Building Official

Ron Takiguchi PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena Department of Planning and Community Development (PCD) has announced the hiring of new Building Official Ron Takiguchi, P.E., CBO. Mr. Takiguchi is a tenured building official with more than 30 years of experience, most recently with the City of Burbank as assistant director/building official. He also served as the chief building official with the City of Santa Monica and as deputy building official with the County of Los Angeles. Mr. Takiguchi will manage... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Hires New Building Official"