Pasadena Public Branch Libraries to Reopen

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Library will reopen four library branches for in-person service and expand the hours of its Hastings and La Pintoresca branches the week of May 10. Linda Vista and San Rafael Branch Libraries will reopen on Tuesday, May 11. Lamanda Park and Santa Catalina branches will reopen on Wednesday, May 12. Hastings and La Pintoresca branches will expand their hours of service to the public beginning May 11. Allendale and Hill Avenue branch libraries will expand their curbside... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Branch Libraries to Reopen"

Pasadena Transitions to Yellow Tier, Aligns with CDC Guidance for Fully-Vaccinated Individuals, and Resumes Administering Johnson & Johnson

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena will move to Tier 4 (Yellow) for activities and businesses in the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The City of Pasadena Health Officer has issued a Health Officer Order, which requires all individuals and businesses to comply with the restrictions and limitations set forth in the yellow tier. Effective Wednesday, May 5, 12:01 a.m., the following activities will be permitted to occur in strict adherence with the updated Pasadena... continue reading »"Pasadena Transitions to Yellow Tier, Aligns with CDC Guidance for Fully-Vaccinated Individuals, and Resumes Administering Johnson & Johnson"

City Announces Closure of Pasadena Central Library Due to Seismic Safety Issues

PASADENA, Calif.—On Monday, May 3, the City of Pasadena building official ordered the closure of Pasadena Central Library, located at 285 E. Walnut St., until further notice. View the order. In-person library services recently resumed on a part-time basis following the county’s move into the less-restrictive orange tier. However, a recent structural assessment conducted as part of the scope of work for the Central Library Building Systems and Structural Assessment Capital Improvement Project revealed that most of the building is... continue reading »"City Announces Closure of Pasadena Central Library Due to Seismic Safety Issues"

Pasadena Police Department Conducting DUI Patrols Friday, April 23

PASADENA, Calif.—Extra patrols from Pasadena Police Department will be out on Friday, April 23, looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The police department remains committed to keeping the public safe when they are traveling. “We want everyone to be as safe as possible, especially when they are on the road,” says Lieutenant Anthony Russo. Impaired driving doesn't just mean driving under the influence of alcohol: some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may also... continue reading »"Pasadena Police Department Conducting DUI Patrols Friday, April 23"

Pasadena Mayor’s Interfaith Prayer Virtual Event

PASADENA, Calif.—Jericho Road Pasadena is proud to host Mayor Victor Gordo’s Interfaith Prayer Event. This year, the event has been transformed into a week-long virtual series. Organizer Jericho Road Pasadena will share a short daily inspirational community message each morning beginning on Monday, May 3 and concluding on Friday, May 7. The series will feature a variety of prayer messages and music from Pasadena congregations and nonprofits. Anyone who would like to be inspired, whether from a faith background or... continue reading »"Pasadena Mayor’s Interfaith Prayer Virtual Event"

City of Pasadena Announces Virtual Herstory 2021 and Denim Day

The City of Pasadena Commission on the Status of Women will host "Herstory 2021: Celebrating and Elevating Women to Public Office" on Wednesday, April 21, from 5:30-7 p.m. This virtual event will bring together women from throughout the community to discuss the status of women’s representation in civic leadership and how best to support women seeking and holding all levels of public office. The program will feature a diverse roster of distinguished elected and community leaders. After special remarks from... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces Virtual Herstory 2021 and Denim Day"

City of Pasadena Statement in Response to UCLA Study

Re: UCLA study finds Pasadena PD spends millions on overtime, sees 'stark racial and economic disparities in arrest data' The UCLA study makes use of statistics to support a particular position, but it falls short due to a superficial analysis that does not take into account the relation between Pasadena Police overtime and security for the Rose Parade, the Rose Bowl Game, and the many events at Rose Bowl Stadium and throughout the city, which similarly sized cities do not... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Statement in Response to UCLA Study"

Pasadena Public Libraries Reopen for Limited Express Service

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Library is pleased to announce that it will reopen three library sites for in-person express service this month. This is the beginning of a phased in-person reopening for Pasadena’s libraries. Central Library will reopen on Thursday, April 15, with limited hours. Hastings and La Pintoresca Branch Libraries will reopen on Tuesday, April 20, also with limited hours. With Pasadena entering the orange tier of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, libraries have been cleared to safely... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Libraries Reopen for Limited Express Service"

Pasadena Transit to Resume Collecting Fares April 12

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Transit will resume collecting fares on Monday, April 12. In response to COVID-19, Pasadena Transit implemented a number of operational procedures and policies in order to provide the safest environment possible for customers and bus operators, including temporarily suspending fare collection which occurs at the front of the bus. Driver barriers have since been installed, thus enabling front-door boarding and fare collection to resume. If a customer had an active 30-day pass that was interrupted by the stay-at-home... continue reading »"Pasadena Transit to Resume Collecting Fares April 12"

City of Pasadena Announces Housing Element Workshops

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena invites the public to participate in the first in a series of virtual community workshops for the 2021-2029 Housing Element Update. The City’s Housing Element implements the declaration of state law that “the availability of housing is a matter of vital statewide importance and the attainment of decent housing and a suitable living environment for all Californians is a priority of the highest order.” For this first series, the City is hosting two virtual workshops... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces Housing Element Workshops"