Police-Involved Shooting Ends With No Injuries, Suspect In Custody

PASADENA, Calif.—On Friday, January 11, at approximately 4:36 p.m., in the 1800 block of North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena Police officers attempted to contact Brandon Green on an outstanding drug warrant. As officers approached on foot, Green took off running with officers in pursuit. During the foot chase, the suspect produced a handgun which led a Pasadena Police Department (PPD) officer to fire shots. Though uninjured, the suspect fell to the ground and was taken into custody without further incident. A... continue reading »"Police-Involved Shooting Ends With No Injuries, Suspect In Custody"

Health Officials Identify Additional Locations for Possible Measles Exposure

PASADENA, Calif. —The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) and the City of Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) identify more locations for possible measles exposure. This is the same measles case previously announced. The individual visited the cities of Malibu, Santa Monica and Pasadena while infectious between December 26 to December 29, 2018. This person visited the following venues at the following times: Santa Monica Pier and the Blue Plate Taco restaurant (1515 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica)... continue reading »"Health Officials Identify Additional Locations for Possible Measles Exposure"

Free Oil Filter Exchange Event on Saturday, January 12, 2019

PASADENA, Calif.— Do you change the oil yourself for your car or truck?  All Pasadena do-it-yourselfers are invited to safely recycle both their used oil and oil filters—and get a new oil filter for free—from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, January 12, 2019 at AutoZone Auto Parts, 550 North Lake Avenue. Just bring your used oil filter and get a free new oil filter, limited to three (3) per person. Free oil recycling kits will also be provided to attendees.... continue reading »"Free Oil Filter Exchange Event on Saturday, January 12, 2019"

Pasadena Fire & Police Departments Issue Rose Parade Safety Tips

PASADENA, Calif.—As the 130th Rose Parade approaches on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, Pasadena’s Fire and Police departments are issuing the following safety tips for the thousands of overnight campers who will line the route on New Year’s Eve. The parade route will be a safer place if everyone follows the rules and regulations intended for the safety of all parade-goers. What You Can Do: • Overnight camping is permitted only on the night of Monday, December 31st. • A position... continue reading »"Pasadena Fire & Police Departments Issue Rose Parade Safety Tips"

New Police Chief Announced for City of Pasadena

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2018 NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net   John Eduardo Perez, New Chief of Police Pasadena, CA—John Eduardo Perez, a thirty-three year veteran of the City of Pasadena Police Department, has been appointed the City’s new Chief of Police by City Manager Steve Mermell.  Perez had been serving as the Interim Chief of Police since April 2018, after former Chief Phil Sanchez announced his retirement. “After... continue reading »"New Police Chief Announced for City of Pasadena"

City Manager Appoints New Department of Human Services and Recreation Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 17, 2018 NEWS MEDIA CONTACTS: Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net Brenda Harvey Williams Pasadena, CA—Brenda Harvey-Williams, a thirty-one year veteran of the City of Pasadena, has been appointed the City’s Director of the Department of Human Services and Recreation (DHSR) , City Manager Steve Mermell announced today. Harvey-Williams has served as Interim Director and Special Assistant to the City Manager since December 2017. “Human Services and Recreation is a critical... continue reading »"City Manager Appoints New Department of Human Services and Recreation Director"

Ho-ho-go!!! to Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting Dec. 7 at City Hall–join the Free Family Fun!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 16, 2018 NEWS MEDIA CONTACTS: Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net PASADENA, Calif.—“Ho-Ho-Go!” and deck City Hall with Holiday Good Cheer by joining Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek for a City Holiday Tradition: the Mayor’s Annual Tree Lighting Celebration, 5-7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. Bring family and friends, one and all, to Pasadena’s free celebration featuring local singers and dancers, crafts for kids provided... continue reading »"Ho-ho-go!!! to Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting Dec. 7 at City Hall–join the Free Family Fun!"

Pedestrian Safety Grant Received From State Of Calif. Office Of Traffic Safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 15, 2018 NEWS MEDIA CONTACTS: Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net PASADENA, Calif.— The City of Pasadena’s efforts to enhance safety for bicyclists citywide just got a financial boost thanks to a $175,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to the City’s Department of Transportation for its Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program. The City will use the funding for a year-long motorist safety outreach program aimed at reducing... continue reading »"Pedestrian Safety Grant Received From State Of Calif. Office Of Traffic Safety"

Pasadena Wins “Top Ten” Digital City Award For Fourth Time

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena recently was named as one of the “Top Ten” digital cities in the nation by The Center for Digital Government.  This is the fourth time Pasadena has been recognized as a technologically progressive and innovative city when compared to other cities of similar population size. Information about the Digital City Award is at http://www.govtech.com/dc/digital-cities/Digital-Cities-Survey-2018–Winners-Announced.html. Pasadena ranked sixth in the 2018 survey for cities with a population between 125,000 – 249,999 residents. “Pasadena continues to invest in many technology initiatives... continue reading »"Pasadena Wins “Top Ten” Digital City Award For Fourth Time"

City Announces Community Meeting Regarding Potential Soft-Story & Retrofit Ordinance

The Planning and Community Development Department will be hosting a meeting to provide general information regarding a potential ordinance requiring the retrofitting of wood soft-story apartments and condominium buildings. Wood soft-story buildings are wood-framed buildings with more than one story that typically have extensive ground story windows, garage doors, or open-air spaces (such as parking) with little or no solid walls. The ordinance, if adopted, is estimated to go into effect in the Spring of 2019. The City will make... continue reading »"City Announces Community Meeting Regarding Potential Soft-Story & Retrofit Ordinance"