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Smoking Ban Outside Pasadena Public Libraries Gets Initial Nod from City Council

The Pasadena City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance that will ban smoking on the grounds of all the city’s 10 public libraries during the Council’s  Dec. 15 meeting. The ordinance will expand the scope of the city’s Tobacco Use Prevention Ordinance (Chapter 8.78 of the Pasadena Municipal Code) that requires smokers to remain at least 20 feet away from entrances and exits…

Santa and Local Police Bring Holiday Cheer to the Children in Pasadena

The Pasadena Police Air Operations Section and the Foothill Air Support Team (FAST) held their 9th annual Christmas Toy Drive (Operation Polar Wind) on December 16, 2014. Police Chief Phillip L. Sanchez escorted Santa Clause…

Pasadena Congresswoman Judy Chu Reproached by House Ethics Committee

The House Ethics Committee has issued a public letter of reproval to local Congresswoman Judy Chu for interfering with its investigation into allegations her Chief of Staff and Legislative Director ordered members of Chu’s staff to…

At Caltech, Schiff Announces Federal Funding to Expand Earthquake Early Warning System

Local Congressman Adam Schiff today said Congress had approved $5 million in funding to improve and expand the reach of an earthquake early warning system covering California and the West Coast. “It’s absolutely critical that…

Rep. Chu Submits Statement for Senate Hearing on the Status of Civil and Human Rights

On Tuesday, December 9th, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights, held a hearing entitled “The State of Civil and Human Rights in the United States.” The hearing was held…

Government Events

Tuesday, January 13 - 6:30 pm PUSD First Choice Festival 2015

Tuesday, January 27 - 7:00 pm Community Meeting: "Map Your Neighborhood"

Wednesday, January 28 - 5:30 pm Legislative Policy Committee Meeting

Testing Commences On Foothill Gold Line From Pasadena to Azusa

The Foothill Gold Line light rail project from Pasadena to Azusa achieved a key milestone today, as the first light rail vehicle to travel on…

Rep. Chu Statement on Omnibus Spending Bill

Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) voted against the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill. The bill, which would fund much of the government through 2015, also…

How You Can Win Big Prizes by Finding Metro’s Holiday Fairy

From Saturday to Sunday (December 20 to 21), Metro commuters can join the fun annual Metro Holiday Hunt for a chance to win prizes from…

Pasadena Public Health Department Closes Two Restaurants for Health Code Violations

The Pasadena Public Health Dept. reported today the following restaurants were temporarily closed by a city Environmental Health inspector: MANDARIN SHOP (also known as MANDARIN…

Pasadena Named as a “Top Ten” 2014 Digital City

Pasadena recently was named as one of the “Top Ten” digital cities in the nation by The Center for Digital Government. This was the first time Pasadena has been recognized as a technologically progressive and innovative city when compared to other cities of similar population size as part of the 2014 Digital Cities Survey, www.digitalcommunities.com/survey/cities/?year=2014. Pasadena ranked eighth in the 2014 survey for cities with a population between 125,000 – 249,999 residents. “Pasadena is investing in many technology initiatives to improve service delivery to residents and increase citizen engagement,” said Phillip Leclair, Chief Information Officer. “The survey’s focus on transparency,…

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