Pasadena Celebrates National Coming Out Day and LGBTQ+ History Month

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department, Pasadena Public Library and Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services will host Pasadena’s 6th annual Coming Out Day Celebration on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Park, located on the corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street. The annual, free event is part of the City’s efforts to celebrate and foster an inclusive community. The keynote presenter is Tyanta Snow, the “Game Show Guru.” A well-known television personality, actor, host... continue reading »"Pasadena Celebrates National Coming Out Day and LGBTQ+ History Month"

Pasadena’s Free Fall ArtNight Returns With Hybrid Schedule of Events

PASADENA, Calif.—The highly anticipated Fall ArtNight returns Friday, Oct. 8, 6–10 p.m., with both virtual and limited in-person activities. Nineteen local arts and cultural institutions will showcase diverse works of art, music and dance by the best the city’s creative community has to offer. Enjoy hands-on, interactive activities for all ages and interests—all for FREE! Catch musical excerpts of “I’m Okay, You’re Okay at the OK Corral” at Pasadena City Hall performed by Theatre Americana. Local acoustic trio The Subs... continue reading »"Pasadena’s Free Fall ArtNight Returns With Hybrid Schedule of Events"

Pasadena Public Health Department Announces Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinics

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) is administering Pfizer vaccine third ("booster") doses in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidance for a booster dose in several population groups, as well as those in high risk occupational and institutional settings. Boosters are currently only available to individuals who received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Those who received Moderna and Johnson & Johnson will need to wait until the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and CDC review the... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Department Announces Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinics"

City of Pasadena Hires New Building Official

Ron Takiguchi PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena Department of Planning and Community Development (PCD) has announced the hiring of new Building Official Ron Takiguchi, P.E., CBO. Mr. Takiguchi is a tenured building official with more than 30 years of experience, most recently with the City of Burbank as assistant director/building official. He also served as the chief building official with the City of Santa Monica and as deputy building official with the County of Los Angeles. Mr. Takiguchi will manage... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Hires New Building Official"

Vaccine Verification To Be Required at Outdoor Mega Events and Indoors at Bars and Nightclubs

PASADENA, Calif.—A Pasadena Health Officer Order was issued today, Sept. 27, that requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a pre-entry negative test for outdoor mega events starting Oct. 7; children under 12 years of age are exempt. The Health Officer Order also requires vaccination verification for customers and employees at indoor portions of bars, breweries, nightclubs and lounges. The requirement for vaccine verification or a negative test within 72 hours prior to attending an outdoor mega event aligns with President... continue reading »"Vaccine Verification To Be Required at Outdoor Mega Events and Indoors at Bars and Nightclubs"

DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for Friday, Sept. 24

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department will hold a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint Friday, Sept. 24, from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location within Pasadena city limits. Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by stopping drivers from driving impaired. During the checkpoint, officers will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, with... continue reading »"DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for Friday, Sept. 24"

Public Invited to "Coffee With Community Services" Event

Free COVID-19 Vaccinations Offered PASADENA, Calif.—Community members are invited to enjoy “Coffee with Community Services” at the Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., on Tuesday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. This event, hosted by the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department (PRCS), will showcase the wide range of community services available, including assistance with landlord/tenant disputes, immigration services, small claims, and social security appeal forms; and support with applications for government assistance programs for... continue reading »"Public Invited to "Coffee With Community Services" Event"

Pasadena Celebrates Latino Heritage Month

PASADENA, Calif.—Join the City of Pasadena and the Latino Heritage Committee for Pasadena’s 23rd annual Latino Heritage Celebration. Due to COVID-19, this year’s celebration does not include a parade or festival but instead features an entire month of FREE, family-friendly virtual and outdoor events. All events comply with Pasadena Public Health Department COVID-19 protocols: Virtual Event: Make Your Own Piñata Saturday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m. Let’s make a piñata! Participants will craft a handmade piñata which is sure to be... continue reading »"Pasadena Celebrates Latino Heritage Month"

City of Pasadena Labor Day Closures and Reminders

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City services will be closed on Monday, Sept. 6., in observance of Labor Day. Specific closures and exceptions are noted below. Pasadena Police and Fire Departments will continue to be staffed for all patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and other emergency services. For life-threatening emergencies, always dial 9-1-1. If you see something, say something. Report suspicious activity to Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241. Trash and recycling services will... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Labor Day Closures and Reminders"

Construction Begins on New Park in Playhouse Village

PASADENA, Calif.—On August 2, the City of Pasadena broke ground on a new park and parking lot located at 701 E. Union St. in Playhouse Village. Back in 2012, City Council approved the purchase of the Banner Bank property, and $3.15 million of Residential Impact Fees was appropriated for development of the park. The transfer of up to one-half of the Union and El Molino parking lot parcel was approved by City Council for park use in 2019. Over the... continue reading »"Construction Begins on New Park in Playhouse Village"