Homeless Count Postponed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 13, 2022 NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net As the omicron variant is driving a surge in COVID-19 cases in Pasadena and across the nation, the City continues to prioritize the health and safety of our community, including our neighbors experiencing homelessness. After careful consideration and consultation with the Public Health Department and local homeless services providers, the Department of Housing has requested an exception from the... continue reading »"Homeless Count Postponed"

City of Pasadena Cancels Black History Parade Due to Omicron Concerns, Variety of Family-Friendly Programming to Continue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 12, 2022 NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net PASADENA, Calif.—In an abundance of caution, the City of Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and the Black History Planning Committee have cancelled the 2022 Black History Parade and Festival due to COVID-19 concerns. Usually held on the third Saturday of February, the parade and festival last took place on Feb.15, 2020. Fortunately, the City and Black History... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Cancels Black History Parade Due to Omicron Concerns, Variety of Family-Friendly Programming to Continue"

City of Pasadena Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closures and Reminders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 10, 2022 NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City services will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Pasadena Fire and Police Departments will continue to provide patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and all other emergency services. Residents are advised to always call 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies. For all other... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closures and Reminders"

First Omicron Variant COVID-19 Case in Pasadena Resident Confirmed; Everyone ages 5+ Urged to Get Vaccinated

(PASADENA, CA.) - The Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has received the first laboratory-confirmed report of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new Omicron variant in a Pasadena resident. The Omicron variant was identified in a laboratory specimen from this resident through genomic sequence testing. The person did not recently travel internationally and is believed to have acquired the infection locally in early December. The person was fully vaccinated and had a booster dose, has recovered from a mild illness... continue reading »"First Omicron Variant COVID-19 Case in Pasadena Resident Confirmed; Everyone ages 5+ Urged to Get Vaccinated"

City of Pasadena Announces Community Mediation Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 6, 2021 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 will be implementing a City Prosecutor Community Mediation Program. This program is designed to help in the early resolution of community disputes so that these disputes do not rise to the level of police, criminal justice or court involvement. The program will help tackle community disputes that include landlord/tenant disputes, homelessness-related issues, school-related issues,... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces Community Mediation Program"

Pasadena Fire and Police Departments Issue Rose Parade® Safety Tip

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 6, 2021 NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net PASADENA, Calif.—As the 133rd Rose Parade® presented by Honda approaches on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, Pasadena’s Fire and Police Departments are issuing the following safety tips for the thousands of overnight campers who will line the route on New Year’s Eve. The parade route will be a safer place if everyone follows the rules and regulations listed... continue reading »"Pasadena Fire and Police Departments Issue Rose Parade® Safety Tip"

Register to Volunteer for the 2022 Pasadena Homeless Count

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 30, 2021 NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Dan Davidson, Pasadena Homeless Count (909) 816-3460, dan@rosecitycoffee.org Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net PASADENA, Calif.—The Pasadena Homeless Count will take place the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 25, and the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. The Pasadena Homeless Count sets in motion a year full of education, engagement and action for the Pasadena Partnership to End Homelessness. Each year, volunteers help count and survey... continue reading »"Register to Volunteer for the 2022 Pasadena Homeless Count"

Public Invited to Pasadena Mayor's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday, December 3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 30, 2021 NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, lderderian@cityofpasadena.net PASADENA, Calif.—Join Pasadena Mayor Victor M. Gordo for the Mayor’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday, Dec. 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. Bring family and friends to this free celebration featuring local singers and dancers. The mayor will light the City’s official tree at 6 p.m., so come early for parking and a prime viewing... continue reading »"Public Invited to Pasadena Mayor's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday, December 3"

City of Pasadena Announces $10,000 Reward for Information Related to Iran Moreno's Homicide

Pasadena, Calif - The City of Pasadena is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for the tragic murder of 13-year-old Iran Moreno on November 20, 2021 while he played video games in his bedroom.  Pasadena Police Department Homicide Detectives are working diligently to follow-up on all investigative leads during their criminal investigations and the public play a pivotal role in the investigative process. Information gathered from the public during... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces $10,000 Reward for Information Related to Iran Moreno's Homicide"

Come to Pasadena to Shop Small & Win Big During the “From Pasadena, with Love” Holiday Shopping Campaign

MEDIA ALERT WHO: The City of Pasadena and Visit Pasadena have launched the “From Pasadena, with Love” holiday shop local campaign to promote the hundreds of the city’s small and independent businesses. The campaign theme shows local love for Pasadena and expresses gratitude for the public’s ongoing support of the local business community. WHAT: The “From Pasadena, with Love” holiday shopping campaignfeatures 26 welcome stations at small businesses across Pasadena. When the public visits these welcome stations, they get a... continue reading »"Come to Pasadena to Shop Small & Win Big During the “From Pasadena, with Love” Holiday Shopping Campaign"