Pasadena Public Health Confirms First Cases of Mpox in Residents

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has received reports of the first cases of monkeypox infection in four (4) Pasadena residents. All cases being reported have been confirmed by PPHD to meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) definition for either a probable or confirmed case. Monkeypox generally spreads through prolonged skin-to-skin contact. Contact includes prolonged intimate interactions, and sharing of infected bedding or clothing. If you have sex or intimate physical contact with many people, risk of... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Confirms First Cases of Mpox in Residents"

Statement on the Passing of Councilmember John J. Kennedy

Our hearts are heavy today as we share news of the passing of beloved District 3 Councilmember John J. Kennedy. Councilmember Kennedy was a long-standing staple in our community and he will be greatly missed. Councilmember Kennedy proudly and tirelessly served District 3 since 2013. During his tenure on City Council, he was chair of the Public Safety Committee, served on the Finance Committee, and was one of three City representatives to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. He served on a... continue reading »"Statement on the Passing of Councilmember John J. Kennedy"

City of Pasadena Recognizes Zebreda Dunham as This Year’s Robert Gorski Access Award Recipient

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena is proud to recognize Zebreda Dunham as the 2022 recipient of the Robert Gorski Access Award—an award established by the City’s Accessibility and Disability Commission and presented annually to a Pasadena resident with a disability who has made a significant contribution toward improving accessibility and quality of life for people with disabilities. Zebreda will be honored at the Monday, July 25, City Council meeting. Zebreda was born in 1978 with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC). The... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Recognizes Zebreda Dunham as This Year’s Robert Gorski Access Award Recipient"

Pasadena Public Library Services Continuation Measure to be Placed on November Ballot

PASADENA, Calif.—On Monday, July 18, the City Council unanimously voted to place the Pasadena Public Library Services Continuation Measure on the Nov. 8, 2022, ballot. Voters will decide whether to continue a dedicated, special revenue source for Pasadena Public Library programs and services. If voters approve this measure, it will continue to generate approximately $2.8 million annually for the next 15 years in dedicated, locally-controlled dollars for Pasadena's libraries. Since its inception over 135 years ago, Pasadena Public Library has... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Library Services Continuation Measure to be Placed on November Ballot"

Manuel Carmona Named Interim Public Health Director

PASADENA, Calif.—With the recent announcement of Pasadena Public Health Department Director and Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying Goh taking a one-year leave of absence for a prestigious fellowship in Washington, D.C., Interim City Manager Cynthia Kurtz has appointed Public Health Deputy Director Manuel Carmona to serve as interim public health director. Carmona has served as deputy public health director since January 2020 and has directed non-clinical department operations and provided administrative and fiscal management guidance in support of the health department’s... continue reading »"Manuel Carmona Named Interim Public Health Director"

PUSD Board Election Notice: Candidate Filing Period Opens July 18

PASADENA, Calif.—Notice has been given for Pasadena Unified School District’s (PUSD) general election, which will be held on Nov. 8, 2022. The official nomination period for the PUSD Board of Education election opens on Monday, July 18, and closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12. During this period, the Office of the City Clerk, located at 100 N. Garfield Ave., Room S228, will be issuing nomination papers to qualified candidates seeking local school board offices. Candidates may receive and... continue reading »"PUSD Board Election Notice: Candidate Filing Period Opens July 18"

Pasadena Fire Station 31 to Temporarily Relocate While Building Undergoes Seismic Retrofit

PASADENA, Calif.—Fire Station 31, currently located at 135 S. Fair Oaks Ave., will begin undergoing seismic retrofit construction and tenant improvements next week. During construction, the 10-member station crew will be temporarily housed at 95 Alessandro Pl., just south of Huntington Hospital. The fire engine, fire truck and rescue ambulance will remain in service at the temporary location. There will be no interruption of service to the community. Construction work is expected to take six to eight months to complete.... continue reading »"Pasadena Fire Station 31 to Temporarily Relocate While Building Undergoes Seismic Retrofit"

Pasadena Low-Income Residents Can Now Apply for up to $2,000 in Water Utility Bill Assistance

State’s local service provider accepting applications for the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) low-income customers can now apply to receive financial assistance for delinquent residential water bills. The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is a federally funded program that offers low-income households a one-time payment to help pay outstanding bills for residential water or wastewater costs. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government allocated funding to California to help households struggling... continue reading »"Pasadena Low-Income Residents Can Now Apply for up to $2,000 in Water Utility Bill Assistance"

Pasadena Public Health Director Taking One-Year Leave For Prestigious Fellows Program

PASADENA, Calif.—Public Health Director and Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying Goh is one of six people selected for the 2022-23 class of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy fellows at the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Goh will be taking a personal leave of absence from the City beginning Aug. 22 until the completion of the one-year fellowship. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows Program is the nation’s most prestigious learning experience at the nexus of health, science and... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Director Taking One-Year Leave For Prestigious Fellows Program"

Pasadena Parks After Dark Programs Announced

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department (PRCS) invites the community to the 11th annual Parks After Dark programs that run July 6 – Aug. 6, 2022. Parks After Dark takes advantage of Pasadena’s beautiful summer evenings by activating park spaces to provide youth and their families opportunities to experience healthy recreation and active lifestyles. Programming is led by PRCS with strong support from partners, including other City departments, Armory Center for the Arts, Let’s Teach, Day One,... continue reading »"Pasadena Parks After Dark Programs Announced"