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School District Offers Free Meals for Kids Over Summer

Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 4:58 am

Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) has announced it will be offering free breakfast and lunch meals for children and youth 18 years old or younger this summer through the 2020 Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be served from May 29 through July 31 a... More »

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PCC Briefly Placed on Lockdown on Thursday

Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 3:23 pm

Pasadena City College briefly went on lockdown on Thursday after two transients began fighting on college and one man brandished a knife. According to police, one person was taken into custody and another person suffered a minor injury. Neither person was coop... More »

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Pasadena Schools Have Framework for Reopening

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 3:51 pm

The Los Angeles County Office of Education has released a 43-page guidance for schools to reopen in August, including limiting class sizes, scheduling hand-washing time, and having students eat their lunches at their desks. The framework was developed by a tas... More »

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PUSD Releases Guidelines for Students Retrieving Belongings

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 9:18 am

The Pasadena Public Health Department has laid out guidelines for students who want to get their stuff that’s been sitting at school since campuses were closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials recommended schools “schedule timed appointments for pic... More »

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L.A. County Office of Education to Unveil Schools Reopening Plan

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 9:02 am

The Los Angeles County Office of Education released a detailed plan Wednesday imposing severe restrictions on what teachers and students must do when schools reopen. The guidelines aimed at protecting two million kids from COVID-19 include a limit of 16 studen... More »

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PUSD Sends Out Survey for Coming School Year

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | 1:09 pm

Pasadena Unified School District officials are preparing to open schools on Aug. 17, the original date kids were scheduled to return after the summer break. But how schools will reopen is still in the air. “We cannot force any parents to bring their kids back ... More »

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New Loan Program Invests in PCC’s Future Nurses

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | 10:47 am

The Pasadena City College Foundation and Posey Family Foundation announced last week the Posey Institutional Loan Program for nursing students. Under the program the college will provide low-interest rate loans to eligible PCC students enrolled in the register... More »

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Pasadena Preschool Reopening, Just in Time to Close

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 | 3:21 pm

Fair Oaks Preschool says it’s reopening Wednesday, but will have to close in six weeks. Fair Oaks Executive Director Elizabeth Brown told Pasadena Now she’s reached out to Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church multiple times since being notified in Januar... More »

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California Credit Union Awards Scholarship to Blair High School Student

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 | 2:10 pm

California Credit Union has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Blair High School student Denisse Andersen. The scholarship is part of the credit union’s annual College Scholarship Program, which awards $1,000 scholarships to 10 high school students. Through the p... More »