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Washington Announces Retirement As Fire Chief; Vice Mayor Hampton Calls It ‘A Push-Out’

Bertral Washington has announced his retirement as Pasadena fire chief, according to an internal email sent to department members last week and obtained by Pasadena Now – but Vice Mayor Tyron Hampton, in an interview on Tuesday, said Washington’s exit is, in reality, “a push-out.” Hampton told Pasadena Now that he believes Washington – one of the highest-ranking African-American officials in the city – was…

County Officials Concerned about Available ICU Beds

There are twice as many LA County Coronavirus cases as there are available intensive care unit (ICU) beds, according to Los Angeles County Supervisor, Janice Hahn. The Department of Public Health has now identified 409…

No New Pasadena COVID-19 Cases Reported, But County Sees Biggest One-Day Jump of 71, And Two Deaths

Los Angeles County this weekend saw its largest one-day jump yet in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 71 more patients and two more deaths reported. No new cases were reported in Pasadenans since…

Countywide Total Number of COVID-19 Cases Climbs to 295

Los Angeles County residents were living under a stay-home order Friday in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, which has infected nearly 300 county residents, two of whom have died. As of…

L.A. County Coronavirus Cases Up to 231, Second Person Dies

The overall number of coronavirus cases in L.A. County stood at 231 Friday – out of a state total of 675 – and a second person in the county has died from the virus. Relatives…

2020 Census Field Operations Halted for Two Weeks

With field operations for the 2020 Census suspended nationwide until at least April 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic, federal officials are urging all Americans…

Newsom: Schools Probably Won’t Reopen this School Year

Image Courtesy California Governor Facebook On Tuesday Gov. Gavin Newsom told reporters and parents that schools probably will not reopen this school year. “I would plan and…

Huntington Hospital Temporarily Restricts Visitors

Huntington Hospital has updated its visitor policy and is now temporarily restricting visitors at this time. According to the hospital’s website the only visitors allowed…

Councilman Gordo Meets with Restaurateurs to Discuss Emergency Relief Plans

Just hours after City Manager Steve Mermell ordered all sit-down restaurant service in Pasadena suspended immediately in the latest strategy against the spread of the…

Saturday Afternoon Update: L.A. County Confirms 11 More Coronavirus Cases, Bringing Total to 53

Los Angeles County health officials confirmed 11 more local cases of coronavirus Saturday, including at least two more with unknown sources of exposure, further increasing the evidence of “community transmission” of the illness. The new cases bring the county’s total to 53, including four cases being overseen by Long Beach health officials and one by Pasadena health officials. Those cities have their own health departments. Of the 53, eight are likely due to community transmission, according to Dr. Barbara Ferrer, L.A. County Public Health Director. “As expected, we are seeing increased community spread, and as more testing occurs we will…

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