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Portantino Leads Call for Improved Performance on Unemployment Claims

Friday, August 7, 2020 | 11:52 am

[Updated]   State Sen. Anthony Portantino, who represents Pasadena in the California legislature, led a chorus of his colleagues in Sacramento who followed his demands that the governor take immediate action to get backlogged unemployment claims paid and impro... More »


City Council Tables Talk on Two Proposed New Developments

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 2:18 pm

Discussion on two pending developments were put on temporary hold when the City Council tabled both projects at its Monday meeting. The council was scheduled to hear predevelopment plan reviews (PPRs) on projects at 270-282 N. Los Robles Ave. and 50 Alessandro... More »


Local Congressman Calls for Free Masks in Letter to Congress

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 | 12:23 pm

In a letter to Congress, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Pasadena) and Ro Khanna (D-Santa Clara) asked for the inclusion of mask-related provisions in an upcoming health and economic legislative package responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. “As states across the country ex... More »


Council Passes PWP Water Leak Program

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 | 10:18 am

Introduced by the Pasadena Water and Power Department, a program approved Monday by the City Council will address complaints about unusually high water charges, some of which can be traced to water leaks on private property. PWP customers may not be aware of t... More »


Pasadena City Manager Calls for More Transparency in CalPERS Plans

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 | 8:47 am

[UPDATED] In a letter to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), City Manager Steve Mermell called for more transparency in new investment plans. Last month, Mermell expressed concerns to the City Council and its Finance Committee regardi... More »


Swift Police Reform Skids to a Halt

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 | 4:48 am

[UPDATED] The Pasadena City Council’s swift drive towards police reform skidded to a halt Monday, as the Council failed to pass either of two efforts to oversee the police department. A motion to place a new police reform charter amendment measure on the Novem... More »