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4 Cases of Omicron Sub-Variant Detected in LA County, but No Alarms Yet

Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 5:41 pm

While the winter surge of COVID-19 infections fueled by the Omicron variant appears to be easing, authorities are watching the emergence of an Omicron “sub-lineage” that has spread rapidly in some countries, with Los Angeles County’s health director saying Thu... More »

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Free N95 Masks Could Arrive at Local Pharmacies Friday

Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 2:17 pm

Pasadena Now contacted local pharmacies across the area to find out when free N95 masks would be available. And although they have not reached the area, several pharmacies said they expected them as early as Friday. Phones at local CVS pharmacies carried a mes... More »

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Central Park Apartments Project Headed to Design Commission

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 1:17 pm

A proposed housing project that could be built near the historic Castle Green and the Green Hotel Apartments will go to the Design Commission, the City Council decided on Monday. The Design Commission will conduct an advisory review of the Sustainable Communit... More »

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Holden Accepting Nominations for Woman of the Year 2022

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 1:13 pm

Assemblymember Chris Holden is seeking nominations for his annual 41st Assembly District’s Woman of the Year and Women of Distinction celebration. “For 30 years, in recognition of Women’s History Month, the Legislature has honored the achievements of women thr... More »

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Council Adjourns in Hickambottom’s Honor

Monday, January 24, 2022 | 1:56 pm

Pasadena Now has learned that acting upon Mayor Victor Gordo’s request the City Council adjourned Monday in honor of local activist Dolores Hickambottom. Hickambottom, 90, died last month while the City Council was on break. Hickambottom, a 57-year resident of... More »