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Public Safety Committee Focuses on Police Oversight Ballot Measure

Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 5:04 am

Pasadena’s Public Safety Committee Wednesday discussed preparing a November 3 ballot measure which if approved by voters would create a civilian review board to investigate complaints by members of the public concerning misconduct by police. “The only true way... More »


Pasadena Lawmaker and Others Move to Repeal Trump’s Birth-Control Rule

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 11:38 am

Judy Chu (D-Pasadena) joined with other Democrats in announcing new legislation to repeal a Trump administration’s controversial rule that allows employers to refuse to cover their employees’ birth control under their company health insurance plan. The legisla... More »


Fire Officials Reflect On An Explosive July 4

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 9:36 am

Pasadena fire officials Wednesday detailed their response earlier this month to an unprecedented level of illegal fireworks use over the Independence Day weekend. Pasadena Interim Fire Chief Bryan Frieders discussed successes, challenges and lessons to be empl... More »


City Surveying Residents on Police Oversight

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 10:51 am

The City of Pasadena wants to know your thoughts on police oversight. On Monday, the city asked local residents to complete a survey on the topic. “We are seeking the input of Pasadena residents, advocacy groups and others with constructive viewpoints on wheth... More »


Two Local Marijuana Dispensaries Cleared in City Probe

Monday, July 6, 2020 | 2:53 am

[UPDATED] On the same day that city officials notified one cannabis dispensary that it could be removed from the city’s retail process, two other dispensaries were cleared. Last week, Pasadena Now reported that city officials found that an investigation reveal... More »


Postal Service Observes Fourth of July Holiday

Friday, July 3, 2020 | 9:26 am

Post Offices will be closed Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day Holiday.  There will be no residential or business delivery with the exception of Priority Mail Express, which is delivered 365 days a year. Post Offices will be open on a normal sc... More »