News / May 22, 2020 L.A. County Announces New Openings in Time for Memorial Day Weekend

Los Angeles County has announced three new openings in advance of the holiday weekend, allowing increased outdoor and retail activities for residents. Beach bike paths are now open, indoor malls can open for curbside service, and car parades will be allowed.  Beach Bike Paths and Parking Lots The opening of bike paths follows the May...

News / May 22, 2020 California to Reduce Number of Medical Surge Sites

The California Health and Human Services Agency and Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Wednesday announced reductions in medical surge sites set up throughout the state. Two leased hospital sites are expected to close next month and several other alternate care facilities will be placed into warm shutdown status to remain available as surge capacity should...

News / May 22, 2020 Tracking COVID-19 Cases Reported In Pasadena

Editor's Note: This page will be updated as information becomes available. City Cases Deaths Pasadena 784 77 May 21 As of Thursday, the Pasadena Public Health Department has reported a total of 790 cases in the city, an increase of six cases from Wednesday. Unfortunately, public health is also reporting an additional two deaths associated...

News / May 21, 2020 Al Fresco Dining Options Being Considered In Area Cities

By Terry Miller The massive economic effect of COVID-19 has been acutely arduous on restaurants which were already financially fraught before the pandemic caused a shutdown of watering holes and eateries. Initially, many restaurants tapped into the take-out and delivery options only to find out that this was not sustainable, especially if third party delivery...

News / May 21, 2020 L.A. County Supervisors to Consider Appointing IG for Skilled Nursing Homes

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Board Chair Kathryn Barger will ask the Board of Supervisors to appoint — for the first time — an Inspector General (IG) to oversee skilled nursing facilities, which account for more than half of all deaths from COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. The motion also calls for bringing in the Auditor-Controller...

News / May 21, 2020 Pasadena Joins Great Plates Delivered Program

The City of Pasadena is participating in the State of California’s Great Plates Delivered initiative. In partnership with local restaurants, the City will provide three home-delivered meals per day to qualifying older adults. Great Plates Delivered helps adults 65 and older, and adults 60-64 who are at high risk from COVID-19 stay home and stay healthy,...

News / May 21, 2020 Pasadena Public Health Director Requests Local Control over Re-opening

City of Pasadena Public Health Director Dr. Ying-Ying Goh has contacted the California Department of Public Health (CADPH) advocating for local control over the reopening process. Up until now, Pasadena has been required to follow the state’s guidelines and the only local control was the ability to have stricter guidelines than the state. The governor...

News / May 20, 2020 Supervisor Barger Identifies Target Date of July 4 for Safe Reopening

On Tuesday, Supervisor Kathryn Barger chaired the second convening of the Los Angeles County Economic Resiliency Task Force, collaborating with key leaders to discuss the business and cultural interests of the County, and expressed a goal for the safe reopening of Los Angeles County as early as July 4.  The meeting provided each sector leader with the...

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Governor Newsom Submits $203B Budget Proposal to Legislature
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Governor Newsom Submits $203B Budget Proposal to Legislature

In the face of a global health crisis that has triggered a global financial crisis, Governor Gavin Newsom Thursday submitted his 2020-21 May Revision $203 billion budget proposal to the Legislature — a balanced plan to close a budget gap $54.3 billion brought on swiftly by the COVID-19 recession. “COVID-19 has caused California and economies…

L.A. County Issues New Safer at Home Order
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L.A. County Issues New Safer at Home Order

Additional businesses allowed to reopen A new Health Officer Order was issued Wednesday that replaces the previous Health Officer Order and allows for lower-risk businesses and select recreational facilities and beaches to reopen in L.A. County. All retailers that are not located in an indoor mall or shopping center are able to reopen for curbside,…

The Restaurant Business Remains Challenging as Newsom Sets New Rules to Open
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The Restaurant Business Remains Challenging as Newsom Sets New Rules to Open

Modification of mandates could help reopen restaurants for dining in By Terry Miller Tuesday’s state press conference in Sacramento was soberly optimistic, to paraphrase Governor Gavin Newsom. He announced modifications to the statewide stay-at-home order to allow more businesses in California to reopen, including dine-in restaurants, shopping malls and offices. Stressing that 70 percent of…

Pasadena Crime Blotters: April 2020
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Pasadena Crime Blotters: April 2020

April 3 Officers responded to an attempted strong armed robbery in the area of Lake Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. The victim, who was taking architectural photographs in the area, was approached by the suspect who attempted to take the victim’s camera after swinging a skateboard at him. The victim was not struck with the skateboard,…

Emergency Rental Assistance Program Kicks Off to Assist Renters
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Emergency Rental Assistance Program Kicks Off to Assist Renters

Applications accepted through May 31, 2020 In response to renters with limited means affected by COVID-19, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors authorized the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) to utilize Community Development Block Grant Program coronavirus (CDBG-CV) response funds to create and administer the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance (COVID-19-ERA) Program. CDBG-CV funding…

Rose Bowl Loop Reopens for Recreational Users
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Rose Bowl Loop Reopens for Recreational Users

The City of Pasadena reopened the Rose Bowl loop Wednesday for pedestrians, runners and cyclists. Users must abide by the following guidelines: Practice physical distancing and provide at least six feet of space at all times. Face coverings should be worn—even when exercising—as long as your airflow is not restricted. Gather with members of the…

L.A. County Will Likely Extend ‘Safer at Home’ Order
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L.A. County Will Likely Extend ‘Safer at Home’ Order

During Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, L.A. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer acknowledged that the County’s “Safer at Home” orders will “with all certainty” be extended for the next three months unless there is a “dramatic change in the virus and the tools we have in hand” to combat it. Without widely available and…

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