City of Pasadena Hosts Inaugural Pride Month Celebration: Love, Loud & Proud

PASADENA Calif.—Join the City of Pasadena’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department for the City’s first Pride Month celebration, Love, Loud & Proud, on Saturday, June 25, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the iconic Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. This free family event promises fun for all ages. LA's premier dance band RockCandy will provide live entertainment, and there will be a special performance by LaCienega Boulevardèz. Enjoy local food trucks, along with fun arts & crafts... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Hosts Inaugural Pride Month Celebration: Love, Loud & Proud"

City of Pasadena to Require Electrification of Newly Constructed Buildings

PASADENA, Calif.—At their June 13 meeting, the Pasadena City Council passed a motion to move forward with an ordinance requiring the electrification of certain categories of newly constructed buildings in an effort to further advance the City’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). According to the City’s Climate Action Plan, as of 2009, approximately 47% of community-wide GHG emissions are from residential and commercial energy use, with residential energy use totaling 16% and commercial energy use totaling 31%. Pasadena... continue reading »"City of Pasadena to Require Electrification of Newly Constructed Buildings"

Pasadena Water and Power Announces New Assistant General Manager of Water

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) has appointed Stacie Takeguchi as its new assistant general manager (AGM) of water after a nationwide search. As the AGM of water, she is responsible for all aspects of Pasadena’s water system services, which include resources, engineering, construction, operations, and water quality. Takeguchi is experienced in water planning, operations and engineering. She is a leader with more than 20 years of ensuring continued water supply reliability, sustainability and resilience for the region. Prior to... continue reading »"Pasadena Water and Power Announces New Assistant General Manager of Water"

City of Pasadena Celebrates Juneteenth

PASADENA, Calif.—Join the City of Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and Pasadena’s Black History Month Committee for the 14th annual Juneteenth celebration Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Juneteenth commemorates the effective end of slavery in the United States. Two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, news reached Texas and, upon learning they were free, former slaves immediately began celebrating with prayer, feasting, song and... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Celebrates Juneteenth"

City of Pasadena Recognizes Elder Abuse Awareness Day

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena and WISE & Healthy Aging Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program recognize elder abuse can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Mayor Victor M. Gordo has proclaimed Wednesday, June 15, 2022, as Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Pasadena. Purple flags have been placed at City Hall to signify the number of abuses reported by Pasadena residents, and to honor those who have been affected by elder abuse. In 2006, the International Network for the Prevention of Elder... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Recognizes Elder Abuse Awareness Day"

Pasadena Reinforces All Fireworks Are Illegal and Ordinance Will Be Strictly Enforced

PASADENA, Calif.— Fire danger and fireworks-related injuries still exist even in the midst of a pandemic crisis. The City of Pasadena municipal code holds property owners and tenants responsible for permitting the possession, sale, usage or discharge of fireworks on their property. The ordinance allows the prosecution of fireworks-related offenses and the demand of payment for all costs associated with the safe disposal of confiscated fireworks. The City maintains a zero tolerance enforcement policy for fireworks and Pasadena’s police and... continue reading »"Pasadena Reinforces All Fireworks Are Illegal and Ordinance Will Be Strictly Enforced"

City of Pasadena Kicks Off Pride Month Celebrations With Pride Flag Raising Ceremony

PASADENA, Calif.—June marks the celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. Mayor Victor M. Gordo and City Council invite community members to attend the Progress Pride Flag raising ceremony in front of City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., on Wednesday, June 1, at 12:30 p.m. The flag was designed by non-binary artist Daniel Quasar and made by San Diego-based Pride Flag SD, the first Queer-owned flag company. LGBT Pride Month commemorates the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City,... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Kicks Off Pride Month Celebrations With Pride Flag Raising Ceremony"

City of Pasadena Announces Memorial Day Closures and Reminders

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City services and administrative business offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day, a national day of remembrance for the brave men and women of the U.S. military who died in the line of duty. Specific closures and exceptions are noted below. Pasadena Police and Fire Departments will be staffed for all patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and other emergency services, but not business or administrative offices.... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces Memorial Day Closures and Reminders"

City of Pasadena Seeks Community Input on Future Improvements to the Arroyo Seco

PASADENA, Calif.—The Cities of Pasadena and South Pasadena have partnered to improve water quality in the Lower Arroyo Seco Channel, as well as restore natural river habitat and improve public access. Pasadena and South Pasadena residents are encouraged to attend upcoming community meetings to learn about the Arroyo Seco Water Reuse Project and share their input on improvements. The first of three community meetings will take place in Pasadena on Thursday, May 26, from 6 - 8 p.m. at La... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Seeks Community Input on Future Improvements to the Arroyo Seco"

City of Pasadena to Declare June 3 ‘National Gun Violence Awareness Day’

PASADENA, Calif.— At their May 23 meeting, Pasadena City Council will issue a proclamation declaring June 3, 2022, ‘National Gun Violence Awareness Day’ in Pasadena. Now in its eighth year, the day honors and remembers victims and survivors of gun violence and supports efforts to prevent gun violence. The proclamation will be received by San Gabriel Valley Moms Demand Action, a local grassroots organization working to reduce gun violence. The proclamation reads that gun violence “touches every segment of our society and... continue reading »"City of Pasadena to Declare June 3 ‘National Gun Violence Awareness Day’"