Message from Pasadena Police Regarding Federal Immigration Violations

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department does not enforce criminal violations related to the immigration status of persons in our community. As guided by Police Department Policy 428, it is the expectation that members of Pasadena Police Department will enforce the law equally and will not engage in law enforcement activities based solely on someone’s immigration status. Furthermore, Policy 428 states requests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or other federal agency for assistance from Pasadena Police Department should be directed to... continue reading »"Message from Pasadena Police Regarding Federal Immigration Violations"

Suspicious Death Victim Identified

PASADENA, Calif.—On Sunday, July 14, at about 2:55 p.m., Pasadena Police Department personnel responded to 50 Alessandro Pl. on a report of a woman down, possibly deceased, in the southwest parking lot. Upon arrival, officers found the deceased woman. Fire department personnel responded and pronounced the victim dead at the scene. The woman has been identified as Pamela Kay Cross, female Caucasian, 69 years of age, and a Pasadena resident. The investigation into the suspicious death by Pasadena police detectives... continue reading »"Suspicious Death Victim Identified"

DUI Enforcement Operations Planned for Friday, July 19

PASADENA, Calif.—Officers from Pasadena Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers as part of an ongoing traffic safety campaign. On Friday, July 19, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m., officers will be patrolling areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests. High Visibility Enforcement using both DUI checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols has proven to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol... continue reading »"DUI Enforcement Operations Planned for Friday, July 19"

City Announces Modifications to Tenant Protection Ordinance

PASADENA, Calif.—Effective July 13, 2019, the City of Pasadena Tenant Protection Ordinance (TPO) is modified to provide greater tenant protections. The ordinance, which was adopted in 2004 and amended in 2017, requires landlords to provide relocation benefits to tenants who are displaced under specific circumstances. The recently modified TPO now covers situations in which a change in property ownership has occurred within 18 months prior to the tenant being issued a notice of eviction, tenancy termination, or rent increase which... continue reading »"City Announces Modifications to Tenant Protection Ordinance"

"The Real Me" Art Exhibition Now Showing at Armory Center for the Arts

PASADENA, Calif.—Experience “The Real Me” at this year’s Adaptive Art Exhibition. The Human Services and Recreation Department's Adaptive Art class offers adults with disabilities the opportunity to express their creativity, explore different art materials and techniques and, in the process, find their inner artist. Each member of the class has created a heartfelt work that illustrates their notion of “The Real Me.” The show is on exhibit 12-5 p.m. in the Community Room at Armory Center for the Arts, 145... continue reading »""The Real Me" Art Exhibition Now Showing at Armory Center for the Arts"

Pasadena Police Department Conducting DUI and “Know Your Limit” Operations July 12

PASADENA, Calif.—Officers from Pasadena Police Department will be out on the evening of Friday, July 12, looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. DUI saturation patrols will take place in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests. In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads. Last year, Pasadena Police Department investigated 73 DUI collisions, which claimed one life and resulted in another 32 injuries. In recent years, California... continue reading »"Pasadena Police Department Conducting DUI and “Know Your Limit” Operations July 12"

City Announces Fourth of July Closures

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City services and administrative business offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Specific closures and exceptions are noted below. Pasadena Police and Fire Departments will be staffed for all patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and other emergency services, but not business or administrative offices. If you see something, say something; report suspicious activity to Pasadena Police at (626) 744-4241. For life-threatening emergencies, dial... continue reading »"City Announces Fourth of July Closures"

Pasadena Public Library Awarded $62,000 Grant to Support Citizenship and Immigration Resources

PASADENA, Calif.—The California State Library recently awarded Pasadena Public Library a local Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant of $62,000 to focus on bolstering citizenship and immigration resources at Central Library, and La Pintoresca and Villa Parke Branch Libraries. “Libraries try to provide resources on everything including immigration, which is a very complex issue,” said Melvin Racelis, Senior Librarian at La Pintoresca Branch Library who is leading this project. “Recently, there has been increased interest in this topic. As... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Library Awarded $62,000 Grant to Support Citizenship and Immigration Resources"

Pasadena Public Library Awarded $230,000 Grant to Establish Early Childhood Hub Sites

PASADENA, Calif.—The California State Library recently awarded Pasadena Public Library a regional Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant for $230,000 to establish seven early childhood hub sites. The sites are a part of a network called Growing Together PASadena coordinated by the Library’s Office of the Young Child. They will serve as locations for families with children ages five and under to access services and the support they need to flourish, with a specific focus on school readiness. The... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Library Awarded $230,000 Grant to Establish Early Childhood Hub Sites"

DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for June 28

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, June 28, at an undisclosed location within city limits between the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. DUI checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment and will also check drivers for proper licensing. Pasadena Police Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If... continue reading »"DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for June 28"