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County Seeks to Limit Single-Use Plastics At Its Own Facilities

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | 10:29 am

On the heels of the Pasadena City Council giving customers a choice in opting out of receiving paper napkins, plastic knives, spoons, and forks when they order take-out or delivery food from local restaurants, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tue... More »


Average L.A. County Gas Price Rises for 12th Consecutive Day

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | 5:52 am

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose Wednesday for the 12th consecutive day, increasing 1 cent to $4.107, its highest amount since Nov. 7, 2019. The average price has increased 8.1 cents over the past 12 days,... More »


55.8% of Pasadenans Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 5:02 pm

More than three-quarters of Pasadena residents over 16 years old have received their first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine regimen, while more than 55% of the city’s population is fully vaccinated, officials announced Tuesday. The Pasadena Public Health De... More »


Pasadena Central Library Closed Due to Seismic Safety Issues

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 9:02 am

[UPDATED to include details on recent plans to repair the building] The historic Pasadena Central Library at 285 E. Walnut St. on Monday was ordered to close until further notice due to its construction of unreinforced masonry. “The purpose of this notice is t... More »


Rick Cole Named Executive Director of Congress for the New Urbanism

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 8:44 am

Former Pasadena Mayor Rick Cole has been chosen as the next executive director of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), the organization announced on Tuesday. Cole was recently named housing adviser to Mayor Victor Gordo. CNU provides resources, education a... More »


Pasadena Literary Alliance to Resume In-Person Events

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 5:38 am

Following a successful year of online activities, the Pasadena Literary Alliance is looking forward to resuming in-person author discussions and other events in the coming months as the organization turns another chapter, representatives said. The group has lo... More »