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"

Slow Down, Look Out for People Walking: September Is Pedestrian Safety Month

PASADENA, Calif.—September is Pedestrian Safety Month, and Pasadena Police Department will participate in activities throughout the month encouraging the safety of people walking. The police department will also conduct a traffic safety operation on Friday, Sept. 16, focused on the most dangerous driver behaviors that put the safety of pedestrians at risk. These violations include speeding, making illegal turns, failing to yield, and running stop signs or signals. Based on data projections from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), 7,485... continue reading »"Slow Down, Look Out for People Walking: September Is Pedestrian Safety Month"

Joint Statement from Interim City Manager Cynthia Kurtz & PUSD Superintendent Brian McDonald, Ed.D.

Much has transpired after the incident at San Rafael Elementary School. There have been many difficult conversations in the city and in the district that have surfaced pain points and areas where we can and must grow. It's now time to look to the future and to put to work what we have all learned together. In the last week, we, as superintendent of the Pasadena Unified School District and interim city manager, have met and held long and candid... continue reading »"Joint Statement from Interim City Manager Cynthia Kurtz & PUSD Superintendent Brian McDonald, Ed.D."

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. 5, 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"

Free Boxing Show Returns to Pasadena’s Iconic City Hall

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department will host its 7th annual Centennial Square Boxing Show, featuring a full-scale boxing ring, in front of City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., Friday, Aug. 26, from 7 - 11 p.m. This free, family-friendly event features 12 bouts of action-packed, Olympic-style boxing, with both male and female competitors ages 8 and older. The evening kicks off with the national anthem and a color guard presentation from Pasadena's 2nd Battalion,... continue reading »"Free Boxing Show Returns to Pasadena’s Iconic City Hall"

City of Pasadena Obtains Close To $500,000 in Settlement with Former Sheraton Pasadena Hotel Operator for Unpaid Hotel Tax

The City of Pasadena has received $497,000 to resolve its claims in the bankruptcy of Urban Commons Cordova A, LLC, one of the former operators of the Sheraton Pasadena Hotel. Urban Commons took hundreds of thousands of dollars in transient occupancy tax and tourism business improvement district assessment monies without turning the monies over to the City on a monthly basis, as required by law. In proceedings unrelated to Pasadena earlier in Urban Commons' bankruptcy case, the bankruptcy judge found... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Obtains Close To $500,000 in Settlement with Former Sheraton Pasadena Hotel Operator for Unpaid Hotel Tax"

Pasadena City Manager Proclaims MPX a Local Emergency

PASADENA, Calif.—Interim City Manager Cynthia Kurtz has proclaimed a local emergency to strengthen the City’s preparedness and ability to respond to the virus. In an effort to stop the spread of monkeypox and make the monkeypox vaccine more readily accessible to those at highest risk, Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) is also expanding the eligibility criteria for the vaccine, effective immediately. “We are continuing to work proactively to protect the health of our community, and this proclamation allows us to... continue reading »"Pasadena City Manager Proclaims MPX a Local Emergency"

One Day Per Week Outdoor Watering Schedule in Effect Sept. 1

PASADENA, Calif.—Effective Sept. 1, the Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) service area is under a one day per week outdoor irrigation schedule. The watering schedule allows even-numbered street addresses to water on Mondays and odd-numbered street addresses to water on Tuesdays. Outdoor watering must take place before 9 a.m. or after 6 p.m. California is contending with unprecedented drought conditions, with the last three years setting the record as the driest three-year period in state history. These conditions, along with... continue reading »"One Day Per Week Outdoor Watering Schedule in Effect Sept. 1"

Pasadena Public Health Department Awarded Grant to Implement Violence Prevention and Intervention Program

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has been awarded $2,510,394 in grant funding through the California Violence Intervention and Prevention (CalVIP) program funded by the California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC). The purpose of CalVIP is to improve public health and safety by supporting effective violence reduction initiatives in communities disproportionately impacted by violence, particularly group member-involved homicides, shootings and aggravated assaults. The CalVIP grant period is three years, from July 2022 to June 2025. “The public health... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Department Awarded Grant to Implement Violence Prevention and Intervention Program"