Commission Encourages Women to Attend Health Conference Oct. 2, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 14, 2015 #055-15 SOCAL WOMEN’S HEALTH CONFERENCE IN PASADENA OCT. 2, 2015 PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena’s Commission on the Status of Women is encouraging women of all ages to attend the 15th annual Southern California Women’s Health Conference & Expo, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St. The conference is free, but online registration is required at www.socalhealthconference.com.  The event provides a free day of health education,... continue reading »"Commission Encourages Women to Attend Health Conference Oct. 2, 2015"

Hot Weather Tips & Reminders Sept. 8-12, 2015

tAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST HOT TEMPS SEPT. 8-12, 2015 PASADENA, Calif.--It's HOT out there this week, Pasadena!  Weather officials are predicting excessive heat for Pasadena, the San Gabriel Valley and the greater Los Angeles County area for this week. This means an increased risk for heat-related illness and issues for the elderly, infants, outdoor workers and those venturing outdoors, including our animal companions. The City wishes to remind everyone to take precautions against the heat and stay connected to the City for any alerts... continue reading »"Hot Weather Tips & Reminders Sept. 8-12, 2015"

Labor Day 2015 Closures, Reminders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 31, 2015 #051-15 LABOR DAY 2015 CLOSURES, REMINDERS FOR PASADENA PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City services will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, in observance of Labor Day. The City Council’s next regularly scheduled meeting will be Monday, Sept. 21. The Pasadena Fire and Police departments will continue to be staffed for all patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and other emergency services.  For any life-threatening emergencies, always remember... continue reading »"Labor Day 2015 Closures, Reminders"

New Public Health Department Director Appointed by City Manager

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 3, 2015 #053-15 NEW PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR APPOINTED BY CITY MANAGER PASADENA, Calif.—City Manager Michael J. Beck today announced the appointment of Michael Johnson as the new Director for the Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD).  As the Public Health Director, Mr. Johnson is responsible for the overall planning, administration and operation of the PPHD.  He is expected to begin his duties effective Sept. 14, 2015. Mr. Johnson’s appointment capped nearly a year-long nationwide recruitment process... continue reading »"New Public Health Department Director Appointed by City Manager"

Public Review Period Extended to Sept. 14, 2015 for Non-potable Water Project

PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD EXTENDED TO SEPT, 14, 2015 FOR PASADENA NON-POTABLE WATER PROJECT PASADENA, Calif.—The public review period for the Non-Potable Water Project has been extended for an additional two weeks until Sept. 14, 2015.  Your feedback on this important project matters and we want to hear from you! Go to www.cityofpasadena.net/waterandpower/recycledwater/for complete details on how to participate. At buildout, this project can provide up to 10 percent of the City’s current water supply, and instead of using precious drinking... continue reading »"Public Review Period Extended to Sept. 14, 2015 for Non-potable Water Project"

Kickoff Event for New Desiderio Project Sept. 10, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 2, 2015 #054-15 PUBLIC INVITED TO KICKOFF EVENT FOR NEW DESIDERIO PROJECT SEPT. 10, 2015 PASADENA, Calif.—Join Pasadena Councilmember Steve Madison, City officials and the San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity at the Desiderio Army Reserve Center demolition kickoff event at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, at 655 Westminster Dr.  Light refreshments will be served. The event highlights the pending demolition and transformation of the former 5.17-acre U.S. Army Reserve Center into nine single-family bungalow... continue reading »"Kickoff Event for New Desiderio Project Sept. 10, 2015"

Minimum Wage Report

Pasadena’s Minimum Wage Ordinance The Pasadena City Council adopted a Minimum Wage Ordinance on March 14, 2016. The ordinance takes effect on July 1, 2016, for large employers and July 1, 2017, for smaller employers. The recently adopted state minimum wage law does not preempt Pasadena’s minimum wage ordinance. Pasadena’s minimum wage ordinance provides for a steeper increase in the minimum wage than does the State. The employer wage rate implementation schedule is as follows: Employers with 26 or more... continue reading »"Minimum Wage Report"

Video: a Day in the Life of a Pasadena Firefighter

On Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, we spent 12 hours out of a 24-hour shift with Fire Station 33 firefighters to get a behind-the-scenes look at what a day on the job is like. While there is no such thing as a typical day for our first responders, we left with a better understanding of what their day is like. We also walked away with a greater respect for the sacrifices these men and women make every day as they answer... continue reading »"Video: a Day in the Life of a Pasadena Firefighter"

Hot Weather Tips & Reminders Aug. 24-29, 2015

TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST HOT TEMPS AUG. 24-29, 2015 PASADENA, Calif.--It's HOT out there this week, Pasadena!  The City wishes to remind everyone to take precautions against the heat and stay connected to the City for any alerts and updates. Due to the drought and lack of rain, our local vegetation and brush is extremely dry.  Pasadena Fire Department Officials urge all to take extra care when using landscaping equipment, as sparks from equipment or vehicles can ignite brush fires.  Remember... continue reading »"Hot Weather Tips & Reminders Aug. 24-29, 2015"

Pasadena Public Health Department Investigates Bacterial Infections at Huntington Hospital

BACTERIAL INFECTIONS AT LOCAL HOSPITAL INVESTIGATED BY HEALTH DEPT. PASADENA, Calif.—The Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) is investigating several incidents that occurred in July 2015 involving Huntington Hospital patients who contracted a bacterial infection possibly related, but not yet confirmed, to endoscopic procedures performed at the hospital. The infections involving three patients are not contagious to the general public and there is no risk of a disease outbreak similar to a flu virus or measles, according to Pasadena Public Health... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Department Investigates Bacterial Infections at Huntington Hospital"