City of Pasadena Announces Erewhon Set to Open in Iconic I. Magnin & Borders Books Building

PASADENA, Calif.—A local investment group aligned with the Los Angeles-based upscale organic grocery store chain Erewhon has closed escrow on the former I. Magnin department store (then Borders Books); a historic retail building at 475 S. Lake Ave. In February 2021, The New York Times ran a feature article on Erewhon, “How Erewhon Became L.A.’s Hottest Hangout,” detailing the chain’s successful rise the past decade to become a hub not only for health-food enthusiasts but also for celebrities and influencers,... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces Erewhon Set to Open in Iconic I. Magnin & Borders Books Building"

Pasadena Public Health Department Shares Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) encourages the public to continue to reduce everyone’s risk for COVID-19 infection during Thanksgiving celebrations. If everyone attending is fully vaccinated, the risk of the COVID-19 virus being transmitted is significantly reduced. The safest option is to gather in person with members of your household only and to celebrate virtually with other family and friends, especially if you have loved ones with weakened immune systems or who are not fully vaccinated and at high... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Department Shares Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving"

City of Pasadena 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. 25, and Friday, Nov. 26, 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 »"City of Pasadena Thanksgiving Holiday Closures and Reminders"

"From Pasadena, With Love" Holiday Shop Local Campaign Launched by City of Pasadena & Visit Pasadena

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena and Visit Pasadena are launching the “From Pasadena, with Love” campaign to put a spotlight on the city’s independent businesses and encourage the public to shop and dine local this holiday season. The 2021 campaign will run from Small Business Saturday (Nov. 27) through Friday, Dec. 24, and will feature welcome stations across the city, Pasadena-branded swag, and experiential gifts unique to Pasadena. Aimed at encouraging the community to shop small and dine local, the... continue reading »""From Pasadena, With Love" Holiday Shop Local Campaign Launched by City of Pasadena & Visit Pasadena"

City Announces Veterans Day Closures

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena City Hall and many City services and administrative business offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day, a day to honor the brave men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces. The public is invited to attend a special Veterans Day ceremony at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., beginning at 10:30 a.m. Specific Veterans Day closures and exceptions are noted below. Pasadena Police and Fire Departments will be staffed for... continue reading »"City Announces Veterans Day Closures"

City Releases Request for Proposals (FRP) for Professional Design Services for Seismic Retrofit and Renovation of Pasadena Central Library

PASADENA, Calif. - On May 3, 2021, City officials were forced to order the closure of the Pasadena Central Library located at 285 E. Walnut St. A recent structural assessment conducted by the City revealed that most of the building is comprised of unreinforced masonry (URM) bearing walls that leaves the building vulnerable to seismic activity. The building must remain closed until seismic retrofit of the building is completed to meet life safety requirements. On Monday, Nov. 1, the Department... continue reading »"City Releases Request for Proposals (FRP) for Professional Design Services for Seismic Retrofit and Renovation of Pasadena Central Library"

Push the Limits of Your Ability at the 3rd Annual Pasadena Adaptive Sports Festival

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena in coordination with Triumph Foundation, a nonprofit organization working to improve the lives of people living with disabilities, will be hosting the 3rd annual Pasadena Adaptive Sports Festival. The event will feature over 10 adaptive recreational sporting events that are open to the general public with free participation on Saturday, Nov. 20, at Brookside Park. Sign up now. The adaptive sports include handcycling, wheelchair rugby, pickleball, beep baseball, tennis, boccia, basketball, archery, and more. Additionally, the... continue reading »"Push the Limits of Your Ability at the 3rd Annual Pasadena Adaptive Sports Festival"

Pasadena Installs Second Public Fast-Charging Station for Electric Vehicles

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena is pleased to announce that the Arroyo Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Depot, located at 64 E. Glenarm St., is now open to the public. With a total of 26 chargers—20 of which are Tesla V3 Superchargers—the Depot features the latest and most powerful public chargers in the city. To commemorate this expansion of the Power Up Pasadena electric transportation initiative, Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) held a private ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 3.... continue reading »"Pasadena Installs Second Public Fast-Charging Station for Electric Vehicles"

Pasadena Public Health to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine to 5- to 11-year-olds

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) will begin administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to children age 5-11 on Monday, Nov. 8. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendation on Nov. 2 that children 5-11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. In Pasadena, nearly 8,000 children between the ages of 5 and 11 have become eligible for vaccination this week. PPHD clinicians routinely vaccinate children, and all... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine to 5- to 11-year-olds"

Veterans Day Ceremony to Pay Respect to Those Who Have Served

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena has always paused to honor Veterans Day and all of our military veterans. The Pasadena Veterans Day Committee, in collaboration with Pasadena Media, will kick off this year's ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 10:30 a.m. in front of Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. The ceremony will feature Brigadier General David G. Smith, who is the special assistant to the commanding general, California State Guard (CSG), California Military Department, where he supports Title... continue reading »"Veterans Day Ceremony to Pay Respect to Those Who Have Served"