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Armenian-American Community Gathers to Celebrate 125 Years in Pasadena

Hundreds of members of Pasadena’s Armenian community celebrated the 125th year of the Armenian settlement in the City of Roses Sunday through live music, multicultural dances, arts and crafts, raffles and other family-friendly activities at Victory Park. The event paid tribute to the Pashgian brothers who are considered by many to be the first Armenians to settle in Pasadena in 1889. One of the brothers,…

City Plans Driver Feedback Signs to Help Brake Rise in Traffic Deaths

A car whizzes by one of 18 existing driver feedback signs in Pasadena, clearly travelling 10 miles per hour over the posted speed limit.  …

2015 Rose Parade Grand Marshal Louis Zamperini Dies at 97

Louis Zamperini (file photo) [Updated: July 3, 2014 | 8:45 a.m.]  Louis Zamperini, the “true American hero” who was a World War II prisoner of war survivor as well as former Olympic distance runner chosen to be the Grand Marshal of the 2015 Tournament of Roses, died Wednesday at age 97.…

City Breaks Ground on $55 Million Glenarm Power Plant Repowering Project

  Pictured from left to right: Gurcharan Bawa, PWP Assistant General Manager, Power Supply; Eric Klinkner, PWP Chief Deputy General Manager; Michael Beck, Pasadena City…

New Health Inspection Placards, Public Database Begins

New inspection placards for public display in Pasadena’s restaurants and other permanent food facilities will be issued by the City’s Public Health Department beginning July 1, 2014. The placards will indicate a facility’s status of Pass, Conditional Pass or Closed at the time of the inspection. The new placards showing…

Pasadena Unified Names Dr. Brian McDonald Interim Superintendent

At a special closed session meeting June 26, the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Deputy Superintendent Brian McDonald,…

Pasadena Unified Superintendent Sends Farewell Message

Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent Jon R. Gundry, who announced Tuesday he will resign and take a new position leading the Santa Clara County Office of Education, has sent an official farewell email this morning. The text of the email reads:   Dear PUSD Community, It is with mixed feelings…

Pasadena Unified Superintendent Jon Gundry Announces Departure

Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Jon R. Gundry announced today that he has been selected as the sole finalist to be the next Superintendent…

City Council Approves $675 Million Budget for 2015 Fiscal Year

The Pasadena City Council unanimously approved a balanced Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Budget on Monday during its regularly scheduled meeting, capping a series of public meetings and hearings held since mid-May on the City’s finances. Information about the FY 15 Recommended Budget is posted on the City’s website at www.cityofpasadena.net/Finance/2015-Recommended-Budget.…

Settlements Finalized With Parents of Police Shooting Victim

[Updated June 16, 2014 | 4:15 p.m.]  Pasadena City Attorney / City Prosecutor Michele Beal Bagneris announced today that attorneys for the City of Pasadena, Anya Slaughter and  Kenneth McDade have finalized mutual settlements in the lawsuits by Slaughter and McDade regarding the March 2012 fatal shooting of their son, Kendrec McDade, by Pasadena police officers who were responding to a 911 armed robbery call. The settlements were finalized today, June 16, with no finding of fault or liability by the City, the Pasadena Police Department and its officers. The settlements are a final resolution to the lawsuits in which…

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