Statements on the San Rafael Elementary School incident

STATEMENT FROM INTERIM CITY MANAGER CYNTHIA KURTZ: “The City of Pasadena holds itself to the highest standards in protecting the safety of our residents and schools as well as in the way we treat anyone we encounter. We received a call on Sunday morning informing us that someone with a backpack had climbed over the San Rafael Elementary School fence, and officers were dispatched to see if there was a break-in underway.  At the subsequent request of PUSD Superintendent Dr.... continue reading »"Statements on the San Rafael Elementary School incident"

One Day Per Week Outdoor Watering Schedule in Effect Sept. 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 17, 2022 NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net PASADENA, Calif.—Effective Sept. 1, the Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) service area is under a one day per week outdoor irrigation schedule. The watering schedule allows even-numbered street addresses to water on Mondays and odd-numbered street addresses to water on Tuesdays. Outdoor watering must take place before 9 a.m. or after 6 p.m. California is contending with unprecedented drought conditions, with... continue reading »"One Day Per Week Outdoor Watering Schedule in Effect Sept. 1"

Pasadena Public Health Department Awarded Grant to Implement Violence Prevention and Intervention Program

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has been awarded $2,510,394 in grant funding through the California Violence Intervention and Prevention (CalVIP) program funded by the California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC). The purpose of CalVIP is to improve public health and safety by supporting effective violence reduction initiatives in communities disproportionately impacted by violence, particularly group member-involved homicides, shootings and aggravated assaults. The CalVIP grant period is three years, from July 2022 to June 2025. “The public health department is... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Department Awarded Grant to Implement Violence Prevention and Intervention Program"

Pasadena Public Health Confirms First Cases of Monkeypox in Residents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 2, 2022 NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net 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... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Confirms First Cases of Monkeypox in Residents"

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 20, 2022 NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net 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... 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 Ballot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2022 NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net  Pasadena, CA – On Monday, July 18, 2022, the Pasadena City Council unanimously voted to place the ‘Pasadena Public Library Services Continuation Measure’ on the November 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... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Library Services Continuation Measure to be Placed on Ballot"

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 14, 2022 NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net 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... 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 Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 11, 2022 NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net PASADENA, Calif.—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... continue reading »"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 Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program"