City Celebrates 5th Annual Pasadena Walktober

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena’s Department of Transportation, in partnership with Day One and Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition (PasCSC), invite the community to get out and WALK in October! Join us for guided walks, walking tours, and more community events throughout the month. Walktober is a global event that encourages walking. Communities from Portland, Oregon, to Adelaide, Australia, organize a wide array of events that celebrate and bring awareness to the benefits of walking, be it for exercise, mental health,... continue reading »"City Celebrates 5th Annual Pasadena Walktober"

Pasadena Observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month

PASADENA, Calif.—In October, the City of Pasadena will observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which 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 "Disability: Part of the Equity Equation." The Pasadena City Council will proclaim the month of October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month at their Oct. 3 meeting. Mayor Victor M. Gordo will join Pasadena Civitan, a local service group whose... continue reading »"Pasadena Observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month"

City of Pasadena’s Free Fall ArtNight Returns Friday, Oct. 14

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena’s highly anticipated ArtNight returns Friday, Oct. 14, 6–10 p.m., at Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions. Over 20 venues will showcase diverse works of art, theatre, 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! Visit City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., to enjoy live music and create a festive pumpkin succulent planter. Additional ArtNight offerings include The Pennington Dance... continue reading »"City of Pasadena’s Free Fall ArtNight Returns Friday, Oct. 14"

24/7 Homework Help at Pasadena Public Library

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Library recently launched HelpNow, an online live tutoring and eLearning platform. HelpNow provides tools for learners of all ages through qualified tutors using state curriculum and standards whose expertise best fit the learner’s specific need. Accessible through the Pasadena Public Library website, this live real-time homework assistance is available by laptop, tablet or phone. HelpNow provides subject-specific tutoring. Language arts and mathematics tutoring in English and Spanish is available 24/7. Core K-12 subjects tutoring in Mandarin, Cantonese,... continue reading »"24/7 Homework Help at Pasadena Public Library"

Latino Heritage Parade and Festival Scheduled For Saturday, Oct. 1

PASADENA, Calif.—Celebrate the 24th annual Pasadena Latino Heritage Parade and Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is sponsored by the City of Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and the Pasadena Latino Heritage Committee. The parade and festival have showcased Latino history and culture through its mission to promote and provide educational cultural programs to Pasadena residents and surrounding cities. This year’s theme, "De Colores // An Array of Colors," recognizes the... continue reading »"Latino Heritage Parade and Festival Scheduled For Saturday, Oct. 1"

City of Pasadena Celebrates Latino Heritage Month

PASADENA, Calif.—Join the City of Pasadena and the Latino Heritage Committee for Pasadena’s 24th annual Latino Heritage Celebrations, including the much-anticipated parade and festival on Saturday, Oct. 1. The month-long family-friendly activities and celebrations take place Sept. 16-Oct. 28. Fiestas Patrias Friday, Sept. 16, 5-9 p.m. Villa Parke, 363 E. Villa St. The grand fiesta is back! Join the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department in commemorating the independence of 18 Latin American countries. This lively family celebration features the... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Celebrates Latino Heritage Month"

Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Operation Planned for Friday, Sept. 16

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department will conduct a traffic safety operation Friday, Sept. 16, focused on the most dangerous driver behaviors that put the safety of people biking or walking at risk. These violations include speeding, making illegal turns, failing to yield or provide right-of-way to bicyclists or pedestrians, and failing to stop for signs and signals. “We all have places to be and not everyone gets there by car,” Lieutenant Anthony Russo said. “Bicyclists and pedestrians have the same rights... continue reading »"Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Operation Planned for Friday, Sept. 16"

Dr. Eric Handler Named City of Pasadena’s Interim Health Officer

PASADENA, Calif.—Dr. Eric Handler has been contracted to serve as interim health officer for the City of Pasadena, effective immediately. He will serve as interim health officer while Pasadena Public Health Director and Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying Goh participates in a 12-month prestigious fellowship in Washington, D.C. Dr. Handler is a retired public health consultant. His prior work experience, education and training makes him highly qualified to perform the functions and duties of a health officer. His primary duties will... continue reading »"Dr. Eric Handler Named City of Pasadena’s Interim Health Officer"

Celebrate Fiestas Patrias This Friday, Sept. 16

PASADENA, Calif.—The grand fiesta is back! Join us Friday, Sept. 16, between 5-9 p.m. at Villa Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa St., as we celebrate the independence of 18 Latin American countries in grand fashion. This family-friendly event highlights the colors, richness and warmth of Latin American culture. Enjoy the crowning of the queen and court by City officials, the parade of flags, children's activities, live music by Nueva Dimension Norteña, and traditional dances, including ballet folklórico performed by... continue reading »"Celebrate Fiestas Patrias This Friday, Sept. 16"

Pasadena Police Department Recognizes Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 18-24

PASADENA, Calif.–During Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 18-24, Pasadena Police Department will provide referrals to parents and caregivers needing assistance installing child safety seats. “We are offering parents and caregivers guidance to ensure that their child is as safe as possible in their car seat,” said Pasadena Police Department Lieutenant Anthony Russo. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 46% of car seats are misused. California law requires all children under 2 years old to ride in a... continue reading »"Pasadena Police Department Recognizes Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 18-24"