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. 4, 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"

City of Pasadena Appoints Koko Panossian as Director of Parks, Recreation & Community Services

PASADENA, CA – After an extensive recruitment process, City Manager Miguel Márquez is pleased to announce the appointment of former Pasadena resident and long-time City of Glendale Parks & Recreation leader Koko Panossian as the new Director of Pasadena’s Parks, Recreation & Community Services (PRCS) Department. Panossian will begin his service in Pasadena on October 2, 2023. Panossian currently serves as the Deputy Director of the City of Glendale Community Services & Parks, directing all aspects of park operations and... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Appoints Koko Panossian as Director of Parks, Recreation & Community Services"

City Of Pasadena Transportation Director Laura Rubio-Cornejo Appointed General Manager of the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation

PASADENA, CA - Laura Rubio-Cornejo, City of Pasadena Director of Transportation, has been appointed to serve as General Manager, City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation. Her last day with the City of Pasadena will be September 15. “It has been an honor and privilege to have served as Director of Transportation with Pasadena for the last four years. I am proud of the work that I have carried out, delivering multi-modal transportation options to the residents of Pasadena, and... continue reading »"City Of Pasadena Transportation Director Laura Rubio-Cornejo Appointed General Manager of the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation"

Pasadena Water and Power Furthers Clean Energy Goals with More Solar Power

PASADENA, Calif.— As part of Pasadena’s commitment to clean energy, Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) is expanding its energy portfolio with more solar power. PWP is one of three community-owned utilities participating in a 20-year contract with the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) for the purchase of solar energy from EDF Renewable North America (EDF). The agreement is for 117 megawatts (MW) of solar energy generated by the Sapphire Solar project, which will be located in Riverside County. One... continue reading »"Pasadena Water and Power Furthers Clean Energy Goals with More Solar Power"

Union Street Protected Bikeway Ribbon Cutting

PASADENA, Calif.— The ribbon cutting ceremony for the Union Street Protected Bikeway project along Union Street between Arroyo Parkway and Hill Avenue and along Holliston Avenue between Union Street and Cordova Street is scheduled for Saturday, September 9, 2023 in front of City Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The Union Street Protected Bikeway is a 1.5 mile long two-way protected bike lane along Union Street and a 0.3 mile long bike boulevard along Holliston Avenue with traffic signal... continue reading »"Union Street Protected Bikeway Ribbon Cutting"

City of Pasadena Celebrates the Latino Heritage Parade and Festival on Saturday, September 16 with a New Parade Route and Festival Area

PASADENA, Calif.— Celebrate the 25th Annual Pasadena Latino Heritage Parade and Festival on September 16, 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 Parade and Festival 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, “Reaching for the Stars,” recognizes the achievements of... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Celebrates the Latino Heritage Parade and Festival on Saturday, September 16 with a New Parade Route and Festival Area"

Pasadena Celebrates Latino Heritage Month: Reaching For The Stars

PASADENA, Calif. — The City of Pasadena is commemorating National Latino Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America with a wide variety of programming, including a free parade, festivals, events, and activities for all ages. View the PDF brochure in English and Spanish. COMMUNITY EVENTS Latino Heritage Parade and Festival Join local schools, community groups, elected officials, dignitaries, neighbors, and friends at the... continue reading »"Pasadena Celebrates Latino Heritage Month: Reaching For The Stars"

Pasadena City Council Approves Plan to Retrofit And Repair Central Library

PASADENA, CA — In a significant step toward preserving its cherished history while embracing the future, the Pasadena City Council, during its regularly scheduled meeting on August 21, 2023, approved a plan to move forward and begin the process of seismically retrofitting and repairing the Pasadena Central Library. On May 3, 2021, City officials closed the Central Library as a result of a seismic evaluation of the building’s structural system. The evaluation indicated that the building is an unreinforced masonry... continue reading »"Pasadena City Council Approves Plan to Retrofit And Repair Central Library"

City of Pasadena Commends Community Resilience and Swift Response in the Wake of Tropical Storm Hilary

PASADENA, CA — The City of Pasadena wishes to extend its heartfelt gratitude to the resilient residents of Pasadena who demonstrated extraordinary cooperation and preparedness during the recent weather events caused by Tropical Storm Hilary. As the storm swept through our community, the strength of our residents' unity, dedication to safety, and quick action proved instrumental in safeguarding lives and minimizing damage. "I want to thank the entire Pasadena community for its cooperation before, during, and after the weather events... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Commends Community Resilience and Swift Response in the Wake of Tropical Storm Hilary"

City of Pasadena Gears Up for Hurricane Hilary Preparedness

PASADENA, Calif.— The City of Pasadena is actively monitoring the approaching Hurricane Hilary and is taking proactive steps to ensure the safety and well-being of its residents. As the storm continues to advance, city officials are working diligently to prepare for potential impacts and to provide essential resources to the public. The City encourages the public to stay informed and have essential supplies ready in case of an emergency: Emergency supplies: The City encourages residents to assemble emergency supply kits... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Gears Up for Hurricane Hilary Preparedness"