Pasadena Police Department Appoints First Female Deputy Chief

Deputy Chief Cheryl Moody PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department is proud to announce that Chief of Police John Perez has appointed Cheryl Moody to the rank of Deputy Chief. The Deputy Chief will begin in her new role on Feb. 17. Deputy Chief Moody is the first woman in the police department’s more than 130-year history to serve as deputy chief. Deputy Chief Moody was hired as a police officer with Pasadena Police Department in 1992 after serving three years in... continue reading »"Pasadena Police Department Appoints First Female Deputy Chief"

Traffic Enforcement Program Planned for Jan. 17

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department will conduct a traffic enforcement program throughout the city on Friday, Jan. 17. Officers will be deployed at various locations looking for violations including, but not limited to, primary collision factors involving speed, red light and right of way violations. When violations are observed, motorists will be cited and/or educated on the safety concerns associated with the violation. The need for driver education and enforcement is ongoing due to traffic volumes within the city of Pasadena.... continue reading »"Traffic Enforcement Program Planned for Jan. 17"

Over $80K in Fines and Penalties Assessed to Local Bakery for Minimum Wage and Other Work Violations

PASADENA, Calif.—A joint investigation including staff from the City’s Planning & Community Development Department and the California Department of Industrial Relations' (DIR) Bureau of Field Enforcement (BOFE) has resulted in a combined assessment of more than $80,000 in back wages, damages, premiums and interest for minimum wage violations and various California labor code violations at Chapala Bakery located at 265 E. Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena. Responding to an employee-generated complaint, City staff interviewed several bakery employees and determined that... continue reading »"Over $80K in Fines and Penalties Assessed to Local Bakery for Minimum Wage and Other Work Violations"

City of Pasadena Issues Christmas Tree, Lighting Safety Tips

PASADENA, Calif.— Although Christmas tree fires are rare, they are very serious when they do occur. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, one-third of home Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical problems and one-quarter start when the tree is placed too close to a heat source, such as a fireplace, woodstove, radiator or space heater. It’s important to place your tree at least three feet away from heat sources, and make sure you don’t block room exits in case... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Issues Christmas Tree, Lighting Safety Tips"

Traffic Enforcement Program Planned for Dec. 6

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department will be conducting a traffic enforcement program throughout the city on Friday, Dec. 6. Officers will be deployed at various locations looking for violations including, but not limited to, primary collision factors involving speed, red light and right of way violations. When violations are observed, motorists will be cited and/or educated on the safety concerns associated with the violation. “Roadway safety is a top priority in our city,” said Traffic Section Lieutenant Max Dahlstein. “Our partnership... continue reading »"Traffic Enforcement Program Planned for Dec. 6"

'Tis the Season for Holiday Scams: A Warning From Pasadena Water and Power About Fraudulent Calls

PASADENA, Calif.—Due to an increase in fraudulent calls, Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) advises residents to be especially vigilant about scam calls demanding payment for utility bills. PWP will never call customers asking them to make payment over the phone. If you receive one of these calls, be advised that scammers are attempting to solicit money or personal information from you. They may demand that customers go to a nearby convenience store, like Rite Aid or CVS, and purchase gift... continue reading »"'Tis the Season for Holiday Scams: A Warning From Pasadena Water and Power About Fraudulent Calls"

Pasadena Fire and Police Departments Issue Rose Parade® Safety Tips

PASADENA, Calif.—As the 131st Rose Parade® presented by Honda approaches on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, 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 these rules and regulations: What You Can Do: Overnight camping is permitted only on the night of Tuesday, Dec. 31. A position on the sidewalk may be maintained... continue reading »"Pasadena Fire and Police Departments Issue Rose Parade® Safety Tips"

Thanksgiving Holiday Closures and Reminders

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and most City services will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Specific closures, exceptions and reminders are noted below. Pasadena Fire and Police Departments will continue to be staffed for all patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and other emergency services. Always call 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies. For non-emergencies, call (626) 744-4241. If you "See Something, Say Something." Report suspicious activity to Pasadena Police... continue reading »"Thanksgiving Holiday Closures and Reminders"

City of Pasadena and Caltech to Build Seismic Sensing Network

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena and Caltech are teaming up to create a citywide fiber optic earthquake detector capable of mapping how temblors are shaking the city at millimeter-scale resolution. The work will take advantage of two currently unused—or "dark"—strands of Pasadena's fiber optic cable that stretch in a large loop around the city. Using a couple strands of fiber to measure seismic activity will gather data equivalent to over 30,000 seismometers. Only 11 traditional seismometers exist within the city... continue reading »"City of Pasadena and Caltech to Build Seismic Sensing Network"

Pasadena Police Conducting DUI Operations November 22

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena police officers will be out on the evening of Friday, Nov. 22, 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 49 injuries. In recent years, California has seen... continue reading »"Pasadena Police Conducting DUI Operations November 22"