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No COVID-19 Deaths Reported in Pasadena for 2 Weeks

Friday, June 18, 2021 | 3:55 pm

Friday marked two weeks without any COVID-19 deaths reported in Pasadena, as a single new infection was detected, officials said. The last two fatalities reported in the city were documented on June 3. Both victims, however, had died months earlier and were ad... More »

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Visitation Policy Loosens at Huntington Hospital Amid Pandemic Progress

Friday, June 18, 2021 | 10:15 am

In-person visitation restrictions at Huntington Hospital put in place 15 months ago in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have largely been lifted, the institution announced this week. Visitation was strictly limited at the hospital in March of 2020 as the pand... More »

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Dangerous Heat Wave Continues Friday, Another Flex Alert Called

Friday, June 18, 2021 | 5:43 am

An odd combination of hot weather mixed with a moisture-filled morning repeats today in Pasadena, with a 20% chance of very light rain predicted before noon on a day expected to top out at 93. The baking heat has prompted another Flex Alert for 6 to 9 p.m. Fri... More »

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Pasadena Sees Another Day With a Single New COVID-19 Infection

Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 5:52 pm

For the third day in a row, Pasadena health officials on Thursday detected a single new COVID-19 case in the city. It had been two weeks since the city reported a fatality, according to Pasadena Public Health Department data. In total, the city has recorded 11... More »

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Kaiser Permanente’s Medical School in Pasadena Marks 1st Year

Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 5:16 pm

Born amid the pandemic as many other institutions were switching to online-only instruction, the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine is wrapping up its first year of instruction and preparing to welcome its second class, officials said. The m... More »

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Pasadena Attorney to Moderate Forum on Criminal Justice Reform

Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 4:34 pm

Pasadena attorney Pamela Dansby of The Black Women Lawyers Association will moderate a virtual criminal justice reform forum from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday. “California Criminal Justice Reform: Correcting a Broken System or Jeopardizing Public Safety?” will addres... More »

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Cal/OSHA Board Approves Relaxed COVID Rules for Workplace Mask-Wearing

Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 4:02 pm

Fully vaccinated people will be able to ditch face masks in most workplace situations under relaxed COVID-19 rules approved Thursday by a state regulatory panel and immediately put into effect through an executive order from Gov. Gavin Newsom. The workplace ru... More »

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Altadena Historical Society, NAACP to Honor Activist, Abolitionist

Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 2:51 pm

A headstone will be placed at the unmarked grave of former Altadena resident and abolitionist Ellen Garrison Clark at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mountain View Cemetery, 2400 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Altadena. “Ellen Garrison Clark committed her life to the betterment of Af... More »

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Latinos See Local Gains in City Employment, But Most Hires Still Men

Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 2:25 pm

Latino hires by Pasadena city officials continue to increase, but last year the city hired almost twice as many men than women. In 2020, the city hired 62 men and just 34 women. Those numbers were down from 2019 when 56 women were hired as were 73 men, accordi... More »