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City of Sierra Madre Website and Social Media Receive High Marks

Friday, August 30, 2013 | 4:03 pm

Sierra Madre’s website and use of social media to reach local citizens received a 100% rating according to an Internet Strategy Report by Tripepi Smith & Associates, an Orange County technology public affairs firm. The report was released in July 2013 and fo... More »


Rep. Chu Joins Low-Wage Workers Calling for Higher Compensation

Thursday, August 29, 2013 | 11:59 am

Thursday, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) joined workers from 30 Los Angeles County area fast food chains, as well as members of SEIU Local 721, to call for wage increases to $15 per hour. Rep. Chu released the following statement: “A full day’s work deserves a full... More »


Governor Signs Holden Bill to Fund Domestic Violence Shelters

Monday, August 26, 2013 | 2:36 pm

Assemblymember Chris Holden’s AB 139 which strengthens penalties that abusers are required to pay to ensure more funding for Domestic Violence Shelters was signed into law by Governor Brown today. “I am grateful to the Governor for signing this important b... More »


Legislature Passes Holden’s Bill to Help Small Businesses

Monday, August 26, 2013 | 12:55 pm

Assemblymember Chris Holden’s (D-Pasadena) legislation to make the Small Business Loan Guarantee program more accessible and user friendly has been approved in the Legislature and now goes to Governor Brown for signature. “At a time when California is stri... More »


Rep. Schiff Statement on the Violence in Egypt

Thursday, August 15, 2013 | 12:34 pm

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior member of the Intelligence Committee, released the following statement after President Obama announced earlier today that he had canceled a joint military exercise with Egypt in the wake of violent protests resulting in over 5... More »


Caltech Figures Prominently in Earthquake Early Warning Legislation

Monday, August 12, 2013 | 6:41 am

The California Assembly’s Governmental Organization Committee approved a bill Wednesday that would rely upon Caltech and UC Berkeley for a statewide early warning earthquake system. State Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Van Nuys, authored the bill that would task several... More »


At City Hall Tonight: Council Asked to Spend $1 Million on Recyclables

Monday, August 12, 2013 | 5:59 am

Working on a timeline to achieve “zero waste” by 2040 and already collecting 10 tons of recyclables each week, Pasadena’s Department of Public Works goes before the City Council tonight with proposals to buy new trucks it says are vital to improve efficien... More »


Bill on CDBG Budget Cut Pulled from House’s Consideration

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | 4:00 pm

The House’s Republican leaders pulled Wednesday the proposed law that would cut nearly in half the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) of many Southland districts including Pasadena’s. The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill... More »


Rep. Chu Denounces Effort to Burden Students with National Debt

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | 3:52 pm

Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1911, legislation that would tie student loan interest rates to the 10-year Treasury bond. With market rates at an all-time low, the immediate impact would be lower rates than current law at 6.8 percent. However,... More »


Rep. Judy Chu Hits Proposed Community Development Budget Cut

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | 6:51 am

Pasadena Rep. Judy Chu opposed Tuesday a proposed law in the House of Representatives that would cut her district’s Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) in half, citing its possible “catastrophic” effect on the community. “My district stands to lose almos... More »


City Moves Ahead with $63 Million Power Equipment Purchase

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 | 10:17 am

A $63 million contract was awarded to General Electric Packaged Power Inc., to design, furnish, and deliver the Power Island Equipment (PIE) part of the Glenarm Repowering Project by the Pasadena City Council at its July 29 meeting. Pasadena is one of only a h... More »