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"

Pasadena City Council Announces Selection of New City Manager

Former Justice Miguel Márquez Begins Tenure in August PASADENA, Calif.—The Pasadena City Council has announced the selection of former Justice Miguel Márquez to serve as the City's next city manager. Márquez will be formally introduced to the community during the City Council meeting on Monday, July 11. Márquez currently serves as the chief operating officer of the County of Santa Clara, responsible for all operations of the county, the largest in Northern California, with nearly two million residents, 22,000 full-time... continue reading »"Pasadena City Council Announces Selection of New City Manager"

City of Pasadena Announces Independence Day Closures and Reminders

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City services and administrative offices will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. 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 administrative offices will be closed. If you see something, say something; report suspicious activity to Pasadena Police at (626) 744-4241. For life-threatening emergencies, dial 9-1-1.... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces Independence Day Closures and Reminders"

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"