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Two Local Marijuana Dispensaries Cleared in City Probe

Monday, July 6, 2020 | 2:53 am

[UPDATED] On the same day that city officials notified one cannabis dispensary that it could be removed from the city’s retail process, two other dispensaries were cleared. Last week, Pasadena Now reported that city officials found that an investigation reveal... More »


Postal Service Observes Fourth of July Holiday

Friday, July 3, 2020 | 9:26 am

Post Offices will be closed Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day Holiday.  There will be no residential or business delivery with the exception of Priority Mail Express, which is delivered 365 days a year. Post Offices will be open on a normal sc... More »


Pasadena Minimum Wage Increase Takes Effect

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 1:32 pm

Countless Pasadenans are set to get a raise Wednesday as the city’s minimum wage increases to $15 per hour for larger businesses and $14.25 per hour for smaller ones. The increase has been in the works for years, and the schedule was set long before a virus th... More »


Pasadena Film Office Reopens

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 9:10 am

The local film office reopened today and began accepting permit applications for commercial production filming and still shoots in Pasadena. Film Office guidelines have been updated to adhere to public health protocol and reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmissi... More »


Pasadena Congresswoman Votes in Support of Healthcare Bill

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 9:00 am

Judy Chu (D-Pasadena) voted in conjunction with the House of Representatives to pass H.R. 1425, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act on Monday. This bill makes healthcare more accessible by expanding tax credits to help more middle-class ... More »


Council Moves Forward on Protections For Laid-Off Hotel Workers

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 5:01 am

Workers at Pasadena hotels who have been laid off or furloughed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to see the City Council approve an ordinance in the coming weeks that would mandate – among other protections — that those workers be rehired once t... More »


Hearing Officer to Conduct Three Hearings On Wednesday

Monday, June 29, 2020 | 8:58 am

Pasadena’s Hearing Officer will conduct three virtual public hearings at 3 p.m. on Wednesday. Members of the public can watch the hearing on Zoom and may submit comments in advance, or as the hearing is in progress. Two regular cases and one minor case are on ... More »


City Council Could Adopt Resolution to Join Risk Sharing Pool

Monday, June 29, 2020 | 4:50 am

The Pasadena City Council may adopt Monday a resolution for the city to become a member of Public Risk Innovation, Solutions, and Management (PRISM), for the City’s general and excess municipal liability insurance coverages effective July 1 to July 1, 2021 PRI... More »