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California Set to Allow Re-Opening of Schools, Camps, Bars, and Gyms

Friday, June 5, 2020 | 3:14 pm

Schools, day camps, bars, gyms, campgrounds, film production – even professional sports – can begin to reopen in California as early as next week. State public health officials Friday announced guidelines for the reopenings on a county-by-county basis. The fin... More »


Assemblymember Holden’s Equity Bills Clear Committee

Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 3:45 pm

Four bills by Assemblyman, and former Pasadena City Councilman, Chris Holden cleared the California State Assembly Appropriations Committee. The legislation includes two California Legislative Black Caucus backed bills: Assembly Bill 1994 that would expand acc... More »


Rep. Chu Calls on Senate to Pass Dream and Promise Act

Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 2:12 pm

Judy Chu (D-Pasadena) once again called on the Senate to pass the HR 6, the Dream and Promise Act. The bill — passed by the House of Representatives one year ago — would provide a pathway to citizenship for over 2.5 million US residents, including Dreamers, th... More »


Thursday Emergency Public Safety Committee Meeting Cancelled

Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 10:57 am

Thursday’s emergency Public Safety Committee meeting was canceled. “City Manager Steve Mermell has decided that due to possible protests he is sending staff home early and that it is in the best interest of the city to postpone the meeting until next week,” sa... More »


Council Showing More of an Appetite for Civilian Oversight of Police

Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 10:33 am

[Updated] The Public Safety Committee was scheduled to discuss police accountability and at 2 p.m. today, June 4, but the meeting has been postponed. The renewed interest in the topic comes as protesters continue to march in opposition to the death of George F... More »


County Imposes Later Curfew for Wednesday Night

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 | 10:38 am

Los Angeles County will be under a countywide curfew that runs from 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. on Thursday. Pasadena city officials will remain in concert with the county. Although, the curfew starts at 9 p.m., county officials will begin enforcement at 10 p.m. The... More »


City of Pasadena’s New Permitting System Launches June 11

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | 1:55 pm

The City of Pasadena is launching a new and improved permitting system on June 11, 2020. The new system, called Energov, will replace the current Tidemark system that has been utilized since 2001. Energov will improve online services, such as the ability to ge... More »


LA Courts to Offer Remote Court Appearance Technology for Some Cases

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | 11:13 am

Los Angeles County’s court system is expanding its technology to allow attorneys and self-represented litigants to appear remotely through audio or video appearances in certain cases starting later this month, it was announced Tuesday. The program, called LACo... More »


Local Leaders Call for Policy Change

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | 8:59 am

As peaceful protests and violent opposition continue around the country surrounding the death of George Floyd, elected officials and business leaders in Pasadena said reforms are needed in policing and other industries to guarantee civil rights and economic eq... More »