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Pasadena Fire Department Celebrates 125-Year of Service with Parade Entry

Thursday, December 26, 2013 | 12:04 pm

In celebration and reflection of the Department’s 125 years of service to the community, the Pasadena Fire Department will be featured in the 125th Anniversary of the Tournament of Roses Parade with the Mayor’s Entry. The Mayor and his family will ride ato... More »


Sierra Madre Not Responsible for Robo-Phone Calls

Monday, December 16, 2013 | 12:42 pm

Residents have reported receiving a “robo-call” from a group identifying itself as, “Water for You”, no other identification or return number is provided for this group. A number of residents have reported the calls as “threatening” and the City fe... More »


Rep. Chu Votes Against Budget Deal

Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 4:09 pm

Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) voted against H.J. Res. 59, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, for failing to extend unemployment insurance for long-term unemployed Americans. Earlier this week, Rep. Chu joined 165 other House Democrats in a letter calli... More »


Today: Fire Station 39 Rededication Celebrated with Public Event

Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 3:25 am

The public is invited to join Mayor Bill Bogaard, Councilmember Steve Madison, Fire Chief Calvin E. Wells and other Pasadena officials on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, to celebrate the rededication of Fire Station 39 following its $2.9 million seismic retrofit and ... More »


Special “Cops in My Corner” Boxing Show Dec. 14

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 5:00 pm

The Villa-Parke Boxing Program will host its first “Cops in My Corner” Boxing Show featuring competitors from throughout Southern California from Noon to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at the Villa-Parke Community Center Gymnasium, 363 E. Villa St. Th... More »


Pasadena Has Two New Paint Recycling Collection Sites

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 11:40 am

Two new PaintCare drop-off locations have been established in Pasadena . The California PaintCare program, which started in October 2012, provides locations for people to take unwanted, leftover paint to be recycled. Here are the collection sites for Pasadena ... More »


Postal Workers Seek Support from City Council

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 | 2:26 pm

A host of 15 postal workers asked the council to consider supporting the Postal Services by passing a resolution to encourage senators to pass the Support Postal Service Protection Act. “Postal Service is one of the only government services offered that trea... More »


Backyard Chicken Ordinance Revision Approved

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 | 3:34 am

Chuckles broke out around the City Council chambers as a backyard chicken ordinance revision gained unanimous support on Monday evening. “We have to note that we’re amending our fowl ordinance on Thanksgiving week,” Councilmember Steve Madison said. The City C... More »