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Director of Pasadena Public Libraries to Leave City

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 11:42 am

Michelle Perera, the director of libraries and information has resigned effective Feb. 16, according to a letter from City Manager Cynthia Kurtz sent to city councilmembers on Tuesday.  Perera has taken a position with the city of Sunnyvale.  “Michelle was a s... More »


Barger Opposes Extending Protections for Rent Nonpayment: “No Way”

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 4:07 pm

Supervisor Kathryn Barger voiced her strong opposition to a motion passed by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors to extend and expand emergency renter eviction protections through 2023. “The bottom line is public health experts are advising that we are not go... More »


City Council Approves Election Resolutions

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 1:26 pm

The City Council approved election resolutions calling for a Primary Municipal Election for City Council members in Districts 3, 5, and 7 to be held on June 7 and the General Municipal Election, if necessary, on November 8. Perspective candidates can pull pape... More »


Senator Portantino Helps Secure $1 Million Grant for One Arroyo

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 12:27 pm

State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Pasadena) testified yesterday during the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy in strong support of a $1 million grant from the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (SMMC) to the One Arroyo Foundation. “One Arroyo is a great... More »


Rep. Chu Calls on SBA to Help Shuttered Venues Impacted by Omicron

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 11:32 am

Rep. Judy Chu (D-Pasadena) and House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia Velazquez (NY-07) sent a letter to the Small Business Administration (SBA) requesting the agency’s partnership in making improvements to the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) p... More »


City Council Approves Purchase of More Automatic License Plate Readers

Monday, January 24, 2022 | 7:12 pm

The City Council approved spending $165,528 on automatic license plate readers (ALPRs) as the city continues to amp up safety measures to deal with recent shootings. The system uses high-speed cameras and sophisticated software to capture and convert license p... More »


Access to Education Has No Sunset

Monday, January 24, 2022 | 6:20 pm

Today, Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bill, AB 102 has passed the Assembly Floor with bi-partisan, unanimous support and is now heading to the Senate. AB 102 would eliminate the 2027 sunset date for College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) partnerships and inc... More »