City of Pasadena Invites Community to Free Trunk-or-Treat Event

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) and Day One are hosting a FREE trunk-or-treat celebration Friday, Oct. 29, from 6-8 p.m. in Centennial Square in front of Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. The event will feature a vaccination clinic offering both the flu vaccine and the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals between the ages of 12-17 who receive a COVID-19 vaccine at this clinic will get a $20 gift card, while supplies last. Costumes and pre-registration encouraged. This trunk-or-treat... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Invites Community to Free Trunk-or-Treat Event"

Pasadena City Council Intends To Appoint Cynthia Kurtz as Interim City Manager

PASADENA, Calif.—On Oct. 19, 2021, Pasadena Mayor Victor M. Gordo announced that the Pasadena City Council intends to appoint former Pasadena City Manager Cynthia Kurtz to serve as the interim city manager. Kurtz’s proposed contract will be on the agenda for the Oct. 25 City Council meeting. Beginning in November 2021, Kurtz will work with City Manager Steve Mermell to ensure a smooth transition, prior to assuming the interim city manager role on Dec. 3 after Mermell’s retirement. Kurtz, a... continue reading »"Pasadena City Council Intends To Appoint Cynthia Kurtz as Interim City Manager"

City of Pasadena Encourages Community To Prepare Now for Next Big Earthquake

PASADENA, Calif.—In an earthquake, collapsing buildings have the potential to kill people. That is why the City of Pasadena works hard to put preventive measures into place to protect residents and businesses. In 2019, the Pasadena City Council passed an ordinance on soft-story buildings. Building codes are updated by the state every three years; however, with an aging building stock in a seismically active region, Pasadena understands that local ordinance updates may be necessary above and beyond state codes to... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Encourages Community To Prepare Now for Next Big Earthquake"

City Of Pasadena Announces New Initiative for Tech Companies “Plant Your Flag in Pasadena”

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena is pleased to announce the “Plant Your Flag in Pasadena” initiative for tech companies located within the city. Pasadena is known for many great things, but at its core, Pasadena is a science city. Pasadena’s strength in science has attracted a wide variety of startups ranging from technology and design to life science and consumer services. To encourage networking and collaboration amongst its technology companies and startups, tech businesses are encouraged to plant a flag... continue reading »"City Of Pasadena Announces New Initiative for Tech Companies “Plant Your Flag in Pasadena”"

City of Pasadena Forms Multidisciplinary Team in Proactive Stance To Improve Quality of Life for Residents in Long-Term Care Facilities

PASADENA, Calif.—Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) provide long-term care services to many of Pasadena’s frail, older adults with underlying chronic medical conditions. Despite regulation by the state and the county, substandard care is an ongoing and persistent problem in many SNFs throughout the region, including Pasadena. The COVID-19 pandemic magnified systemic deficiencies at SNFs that threatened the lives of many of Pasadena’s most vulnerable residents. Unfortunately, the City of Pasadena does not have direct oversight of SNFs or authority to enforce... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Forms Multidisciplinary Team in Proactive Stance To Improve Quality of Life for Residents in Long-Term Care Facilities"

Pasadena Observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena is observing National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. National Disability Employment Awareness Month aims to educate the public about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. This year's theme is "America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion." The Pasadena City Council proclaimed October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month in Pasadena, and Mayor Victor Gordo will join Pasadena Civitan, a local... continue reading »"Pasadena Observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month"

Pasadena Police Department Supports National Walk to School Day Oct. 6

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department encourages parents and students to join schoolgoers from around the country and make the trek to class on foot Oct. 6. “Walk to School Day” is celebrated annually to highlight the benefits of exercise and practice pedestrian and road safety with classmates, families and caregivers. “Walking to school is a great way to not only stay active but also practice safe walking behaviors,” Pasadena Police Department Lieutenant Anthony Russo said. “With many students returning to in-person... continue reading »"Pasadena Police Department Supports National Walk to School Day Oct. 6"

Celebrate Halloween Responsibly

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in offering advice on celebrating Halloween in a lower-risk environment to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. As children under 12 years old are not yet eligible for COVID-19 vaccination and COVID-19 is still widespread in our community, precautions are highly recommended at this time. Recommendations include: Everyone age 12 and over should get vaccinated against COVID-19. Getting vaccinated remains the single best way to... continue reading »"Celebrate Halloween Responsibly"

City of Pasadena Welcomes New Public Works Director

PASADENA, Calif.—After completing a nationwide search that spanned four months and attracted well-qualified candidates, Tony Olmos has been appointed public works director with the City of Pasadena effective Nov. 1. He will oversee a department with 230 full-time employees and an annual budget of $76.9 million. Olmos has 28 years of professional experience and comes to Pasadena from the City of Brea where he has served as public works director for five years. In that position, he is responsible for... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Welcomes New Public Works Director"

Assemblymember Chris Holden Presents $4 Million Check to Retrofit Pasadena Central Library

PASADENA, Calif.—On Sept. 27, 2021, at the start of the regularly scheduled City Council meeting, Assemblymember Chris Holden presented a check for $4 million to the City of Pasadena and Pasadena Public Library to help repair the nearly 100 year-old Central Library. After a long closure of Pasadena Public Library facilities due to the pandemic, many looked forward to the reopening of the Central Library and its nine branch libraries. In April, the first to open was the Central Library.... continue reading »"Assemblymember Chris Holden Presents $4 Million Check to Retrofit Pasadena Central Library"