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Dodgers, Major League Baseball to Mark Jackie Robinson Day

Thursday, April 15, 2021 | 5:50 am

The Los Angeles Dodgers will join the rest of Major League Baseball in marking Thursday’s 74th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s color line. Robinson grew up in Pasadena in a house on Pepper Street. He broke the color barrier in Major League B... More »

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0 COVID Infections and Deaths Reported in Pasadena on Wednesday

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 5:18 pm

Public health officials reported zero COVID-19 infections or deaths in Pasadena on Wednesday. It was the first COVID-19-free day in the city since April 3, according to city data. “We hope this trend continues,” Pasadena spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said. The ci... More »

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City Remains Firmly In Orange Tier; Expands Vaccine Eligibility

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 3:00 pm

Los Angeles County’s rate of new COVID-19 infections rose slightly today compared to last week, according to figures released by the state, keeping Pasadena firmly entrenched in the orange tier of California’s economic-reopening blueprint. According to state f... More »

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UCLA Report: COVID-19 Deaths Linked to Poor Air Quality

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 2:23 pm

A research project led by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health found that Los Angeles County neighborhoods with poor air quality had the highest coronavirus death rates, it was announced today. “Our findings imply a potentially large association between e... More »

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City Council OKs Pasadena Avenue Historic District Recommendation

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 2:13 pm

The City Council authorized Mayor Victor Gordo to forward a recommendation to the State Historical Resources Commission in support of the listing of the Pasadena Avenue Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places. The Pasadena Avenue Historic... More »

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Old Pasadena Garage Parking Revenue Down 62%

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 12:55 pm

A memo in this week’s Old Pasadena Parking Meter Zone Advisory Commission agenda shows revenue is down by 40% in the city’s Old Pasadena Parking Meter Fund. Revenue is currently $818,000 below budget, according to the memo signed by city Transportation Directo... More »

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Metropolitan Water District Board Authorizes Purchase of NoCal Water

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 5:57 am

The Metropolitan Water District’s Board of Directors Tuesday voted to authorize staff to purchase up to 65,000 acre-feet of water from water agencies north of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in an effort to ensure that Southern California continues to h... More »

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40.5% of Pasadenans Over 16 Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 5:52 am

Pasadena saw another day of single-digit COVID-19 infections and no additional deaths Tuesday, as public health officials announced more than 40% of Pasadenans over 16 years old had been fully vaccinated against the virus. Two new infections were detected, acc... More »

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16 Organizations to Join in Virtual ArtNight Pasadena

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 5:31 pm

Arts organizations across Pasadena are gearing up a second virtual incarnation of the city’s ArtNight celebration on Friday, in which they are inviting the community to join in celebrating art in all its forms. ArtNight will be held from 6 to 10 p.m., organize... More »