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21-Unit Pasadena Apartment Building Trades Hands in $4.4 Million Deal

Fair Oaks Apartments, a 21-unit complex in Pasadena, has traded hands between two private investors, according to a media report. Located at 1730 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Fair Oaks Apartments was built in 1963 and features mostly one-bedroom and one-bathroom units and two two-bedroom/one-bathroom units. The property traded for $4.4 million, the Globest.com report said Wednesday. The report added the value-add deal provided significant upside…

Assemblymember Holden’s Bill on Assurance of Voluntary Compliance Signed by Governor

Governor Newsom signed Pasadena-area Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation, Assembly Bill 669, that authorizes the Attorney General to accept Assurances of Voluntary Compliance (AVC) when settling with companies that have violated consumer protection laws. “This bill…

Facing a Pass It or Lose It Deadline, Council Approves New “Payment in Lieu of Taxes” Policy

Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell shown during the discussion of a new "payment in lieu of taxes" policy for nonprofits during the July 15, 2019, Pasadena City Council meeting. Image courtesy of Pasadena Media [Updated] …

City Announces Modifications to Tenant Protection Ordinance

The ordinance, which was adopted in 2004 and amended in 2017, requires landlords to provide relocation benefits to tenants who are displaced under specific circumstances. The recently modified TPO now covers situations in which a…

Governor Newsom Signs Wildfire Legislation

Gov. Newsom signing bill_AB 1054 Wildfire Safety Bill Signing 505 07-12-... Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation, Assembly Bill 1054, which protects ratepayers and increases accountability for investor owned utilities, was signed into law today. “This package…

Government Events

Thursday, August 01 - 4:00 pm PUSD Board of Education Meeting

Saturday, August 03 - 11:00 am Assemblymember Chris Holden's 20th Annual Block Party

Saturday, August 31 - 9:00 am Family Nature Walk

Pasadena Churches Leading Local Resistance to Anticipated ICE Raids

Two local churches have reacted to the Trump administration’s plan for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to begin arrest sweeps Sunday of migrant families who…

City of South Pasadena Welcomes New Public Works Director

Shahid Abbas, a 20-year veteran of municipal and county governments who holds advanced degrees in civil engineering, management and planning, has been hired as the…

Pasadena Charging Ahead with Ambitious Roster of Electric Vehicle Initiatives

Pasadena Water and Power’s updating of the Municipal Services Committee on Tuesday was to reveal a program that is beginning to drive sales of electric…

Los Angeles County Allocates $500,000 in Funding for One Arroyo Seco Trail Project in Pasadena

Area 1 rendering The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved $500,000 recommended by Supervisor Kathryn Barger for the One Arroyo Seco Trail Project…

Design Commission Looks at Plans for Four-Story Development That Would Demolish Six Existing Buildings

Pasadena’s Design Commission will continue City considerations Tuesday of a proposal to build a new four-story, 46-unit multi-family residential development at 745 through 765 N. Orange Grove Blvd., with 138 subterranean parking spaces and 10,000 square feet of commercial space. According to a staff report from the Department of Planning and Community Development, the project site is a 52,676 square-foot rectangle-shaped area located at the northeast corner of the intersection of North Orange Grove Blvd. and Lincoln Avenue. Two non-historic residential buildings and four non-historic industrial buildings, including a former service station, are currently on the site. All of these…

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