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Pasadena Enforcing Governor’s Ban on Indoor Dining, Creating Alternatives to Help Restaurants

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The governor’s newly mandated restrictions on indoor dining are now in effect throughout Los Angeles County, officials in Pasadena are figuring out what enforcement of the order will look like in the city, as well as looking into what measures the city can take to aid struggling businesses. Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered yesterday that all L.A. County restaurants, along with those in 18 other counties,... More »

L.A. County Supervisors Look To Toughen Business Enforcement Of Health Orders

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors next week will consider beginning the process of establishing fines and more quickly shutting down businesses that fail to adhere to public health orders designed to control spread of the coronavirus. “We wanted to have a public trust relationship with our business community,” Supervisor Sheila Kuehl said in a statement announcing the motion she introduc... More »

City Officials Mum on How They Would Replace MedMen in Cannabis Process

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City officials would not tell Pasadena Now how they would proceed in the cannabis process if MedMen is disqualified due to turnover in the company that had resulted in a change of control. Officials in the company interviewed by the city as part of the selection process must remain with the company as the company wends its way through the city’s process. Pasadena Now first reported on July 1 that ... More »

Planning Commission to Continue Discussion on Housing on Church Property

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The Planning Commission will hear details on new laws that could allow churches to build housing on church property. “Staff will present background on proposed State law and potential regulations that could be adopted locally regarding residential uses in areas zoned for and/or occupied by faith- and non-profit educational uses.” The meeting begins at 3 p.m. on Monday and can be viewed at https://... More »

Tips for a Safe Family Gathering this Fourth of July

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If you’re planning to host a Fourth of July family gathering, it’s important to continue taking precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones against the coronavirus. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the Southland, families may be tempted to let their guard down as they gather to enjoy a barbeque and social interaction. However, that would be a mistake, because the coronavirus still... More »

Pasadena Congresswoman Encouraging Locals to Save Money

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Reps. Judy Chu (D-Pasadena), Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), and Terri Sewell (AL-07) introduced the Encourage Americans to Save Act (EASA). The bill would update the saver’s tax credit into a saver’s match – a federal matching contribution to middle and low income working Americans who contribute to a retirement savings account, whether they save at work through an employer-sponsored plan or on their own ... More »

Alleviating Animal Anxiety: Helping Pets Cope With Fireworks

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As humans celebrate American Independence by lighting off fireworks, legally or otherwise, the evenings surrounding July 4 can be a stressful ordeal for many pets and owners. The beginning of July is “by far” the busiest time for intakes of dogs and cats at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, as the animals tend to become frightened, flee from the neighborhoods they know and become lost, PHS spoke... More »

Villanueva Says Altadena Sheriff’s Station Will Remain Open — Again

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Although many thought the issue had been resolved at least a month ago, Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced on Wednesday that the Altadena Sheriff’s Station will remain open. “Although my department is suffering devastating budget cuts from the Board of Supervisors, I will not be closing Altadena and Marina Del Rey stations,” Villanueva wrote on Twitter. On Monday, the Board of Supervisors approved ... More »

Fare Collection Suspended Again for Pasadena Transit, Dial-A-Ride

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Fares will no longer be collected by Pasadena Transit and the city’s Dial-A-Ride program, city officials announced Thursday, one day after fare collection resumed following a prior suspension. The fares, which were first suspended in mid-March to limit contact between drivers and passengers, were reinstated Wednesday as mitigation efforts, such as barriers between drivers and passengers, were put ... More »

The National Endowment for the Arts Presents $50,000 Grant to the Pasadena Playhouse Under the CARES Act

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While the Pasadena Playhouse has suffered for months under shutdowns caused by the Covid-19 pandemic as numerous productions had to be postponed or canceled, the venerable theatre received a major piece of good news on Wednesday. The official State Theatre of California learned it had been approved for a $50,000 award as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. “At t... More »