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New ‘Historic Pasadena’ Smartphone Application Unveiled Today

Monday, October 7, 2013 | 4:55 am

Pasadena’s Historic Preservation Commission will hear details about and see a demonstration of a new smart phone application which disseminates public information about historic resources in Pasadena at its meeting today. The “Historic Pasadena” smart phone ap... More »


Governor Signs Holden’s Innovative Business Bills

Friday, October 4, 2013 | 2:14 pm

Governor Brown today signed two innovative business bills authored by Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) and designed to boost California’s economy. AB 201 makes the Small Business Loan Guarantee program more accessible and user friendly and AB 250 exp... More »


Governor Signs Holden’s Landmark Bill to Protect Architect’s Work

Thursday, October 3, 2013 | 11:38 am

Governor Brown has signed Assemblymember Chris Holden’s (D-Pasadena) bill to end disputes over architects’ designs. AB 630 safeguards an architect’s work such as architectural drawings or plans, by clarifying that a person can only use the plans or drawi... More »


Wildlands Firefighters Stay On the Lines Despite Federal Shutdown

Thursday, October 3, 2013 | 10:03 am

Wildlands firefighters are excepted from the federal government shutdown and stand ready to battle any wildfires brought by the very high fire danger this week in the San Gabriel Valley. Fire bureaus have enough resources to fight off possible fire amid the ex... More »


Congresswoman Chu Introduces Compromise Immigration Bill

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 | 11:10 am

Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) joined forces with Representatives Joe Garcia (FL-26), Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Jared Polis (CO-02) and Steven Horsford (NV-04) to introduce a House version of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Moder... More »


Occupy Group Hopes Council Vote Will Spark Support

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | 10:48 am

  [Originally published Monday, Sept. 30, 2013] To the gleeful hoorahs of Occupy Democracy Pasadena and supporters, City Council adopted a resolution to support a Constitutional amendment revising the ruling of the 2010 Citizens United court case on Monday. Pa... More »


Mayor, City Officials Attend League of California Cities Annual Meeting

Monday, September 30, 2013 | 4:11 pm

Mayor Bill Bogaard was among nearly 1,800 city officials from throughout California who attended the 115th Annual Conference of the League of California Cities, Sept. 18–20, 2013 in Sacramento. City officials attended the three-day conference to see and lear... More »


Rep. Chu Blasts Political Gamesmanship in Government Funding Debate

Sunday, September 29, 2013 | 9:33 am

Pasadena Congresswoman Judy Chu on Saturday voted against the House Republican resolution to delay the Affordable Care Act for one year and repeal a medical-device tax included in the health care law in exchange for funding the government through December 15, ... More »