City Of Pasadena and Pasadena Center Operating Company Unveil a Memorial Plaque Honoring the Late Eddie Van Halen

PRESS CONFERENCE WHO: Pasadena Mayor Victor Gordo & City Councilmembers will unveil a newly installed plaque honoring the late Eddie Van Halen and his connection to Pasadena. WHAT: Following the passing of Eddie Van Halen on October 6, 2020, the City received requests and suggestions from the community to do or name something in Mr. Van Halen’s honor to recognize both his local connection to Pasadena, as well as the impact that his artistry had on music. Given the band’s... continue reading »"City Of Pasadena and Pasadena Center Operating Company Unveil a Memorial Plaque Honoring the Late Eddie Van Halen"

Celebrate Halloween Responsibly

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 4, 2021 NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net (PASADENA, CA.) - The Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in offering advice on celebrating Halloween in a lower-risk environment to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. As children under age 12 years are not yet eligible for COVID-19 vaccination and COVID-19 is still widespread in our community, precautions are highly... continue reading »"Celebrate Halloween Responsibly"

City of Pasadena Welcomes New Public Works Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2021 NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net PASADENA, Calif.—After completing a nationwide search that spanned four months and attracted well-qualified candidates, Tony Olmos has been appointed public works director with the City of Pasadena effective Nov. 1. He will oversee a department with 230 full-time employees and an annual budget of $76.9 million. Olmos has 28 years of professional experience and comes to Pasadena from the... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Welcomes New Public Works Director"

A Month of Events Celebrating Walking and Pasadena’s Streets - Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition

For Immediate Release Contact: Deborah Spector Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition Mobile: (315) 560-9120 E-mail: info@pasadenacsc.org www.PasadenaCSC.org @PasadenaCSC October + Walking + Pasadena = Walktober! A month of events celebrating walking and Pasadena’s streets Pasadena, CA, October 1, 2021 -- The Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition (PasCSC) invites all of Pasadena to get out and WALK in October! This year our events are a combination of guided in-person walks and self-guided walking tours. Due to the on-going pandemic, we are following COVID-19... continue reading »"A Month of Events Celebrating Walking and Pasadena’s Streets - Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition"

Assemblymember Chris Holden Presents $4 Million Check to Help Retrofit Pasadena Central Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 30, 2021 NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net PASADENA, Calif.—On Sept. 27, 2021, at the start of the regularly scheduled City Council meeting, Assemblymember Chris Holden presented a check for $4 million to the City of Pasadena and Pasadena Public Library to help repair the nearly 100 year-old Central Library. After a long closure of Pasadena Public Library facilities due to the pandemic, many looked forward to... continue reading »"Assemblymember Chris Holden Presents $4 Million Check to Help Retrofit Pasadena Central Library"

Pasadena Celebrates National Coming Out Day and LGBTQ+ History Month

PASADENA, Calif.— Pasadena Public Health Department, Pasadena Public Library and Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services will host Pasadena’s 6th annual Coming Out Day Celebration on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Park, located on the corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street. The annual, free event is part of the City’s efforts to celebrate and foster an inclusive community. The keynote presenter is Tyanta Snow, the “Game Show Guru.” A well-known television personality, actor,... continue reading »"Pasadena Celebrates National Coming Out Day and LGBTQ+ History Month"

City of Pasadena Hires New Building Official

(Pasadena, CA.) - The City of Pasadena Department of Planning and Community Development (PCD) has announced the hiring of new Building Official, Ron Takiguchi, P.E., CBO. Mr. Takiguchi is a tenured building official with more than 30 years’ experience, most recently with the City of Burbank as Assistant Director/Building Official. He also served as the Chief Building Official with the City of Santa Monica and as Deputy Building Official with the County of Los Angeles. Mr. Takiguchi will manage the... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Hires New Building Official"

Vaccine Verification To Be Required at Outdoor Mega Events and Indoors at Bars and Nightclubs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 27, 2021 NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net PASADENA, Calif.—A Pasadena Health Officer Order was issued today, Sept. 27, that requires proof of vaccination or a pre-entry negative test for outdoor mega events starting Oct. 7; children under 12 years of age are exempt. The Health Officer Order also requires vaccination verification for customers and employees at indoor portions of bars, breweries, nightclubs and lounges. The requirement... continue reading »"Vaccine Verification To Be Required at Outdoor Mega Events and Indoors at Bars and Nightclubs"

Pasadena Public Health Department and Huntington Hospital Launch Flu Vaccination Campaign

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net PRESS CONFERENCE Pasadena Public Health Department and Huntington Hospital Launch Flu Vaccination Campaign WHAT: Pasadena Public Health Department and Huntington Hospital are teaming up to administer a mass flu shot clinic. Flu vaccinations are even more critical this year to avoid a “twindemic” as COVID-19 cases are still at a substantial level. Up to 400 community members are expected to be vaccinated at the clinic.... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Department and Huntington Hospital Launch Flu Vaccination Campaign"

Pasadena Celebrates Latino Heritage Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17, 2021 NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net Pasadena Celebrates Latino Heritage Month PASADENA, Calif.—Join the City of Pasadena and the Latino Heritage Committee for Pasadena’s 23rd annual Latino Heritage Celebration. Due to COVID-19, this year’s celebration does not include a parade or festival, but instead features an entire month of FREE, family-friendly virtual and outdoor events. All events comply with Pasadena Public Health Department COVID-19 protocols:... continue reading »"Pasadena Celebrates Latino Heritage Month"