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The California ISO issued a #FlexAlert today from 5 to 10 p.m., encouraging consumers to reduce their energy use to help relieve stress on the grid. Energy use reduction during a Flex Alert can prevent further emergency measures, including rotating power outages.

For information on Flex Alerts, to get more electricity conservation tips, and to sign up for conservation alerts, visit the ISO’s Flex Alert website. For local information about energy visit,


This is to notify you about the new Health Officer Order (HOO): A Safer Return Together At Work and In The Community: Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy – Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage with Limited Risk Reduction Measures, dated June 14, 2021, effective as of 12:01 AM on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

The new HOO rescinds most Los Angeles County Department of Public Health sector-specific protocols (except those listed below) and aligns with the State Beyond the Blueprint for Industry and Business Sectors and the accompanying memoranda and orders of the State Public Health Officer. The HOO also urges everyone, especially those who are not or cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19, to continue to exercise caution and good judgment as physical distancing requirements and capacity limitations are removed.

Businesses and customers should continue reviewing best practice documents and sector-specific protocol for designated areas on a regular basis to ensure they are complying with the latest health protection and prevention measures. The following protocols are in the process of being updated and currently not posted (except Appendix T2). Please check the following links for future updates:

Appendix K: Reopening Protocol for Day Camps (pending revisions 6/14/2021)

Appendix K-1: Reopening Protocol for Overnight Organized / Children’s Camps (pending revisions 6/14/2021)

Appendix T1: Reopening Protocols for K-12 Schools (pending revisions 6/14/2021)

Appendix T2: Protocol for COVID-19 Exposure Management Plan in K-12 Schools (revised 4/30/2021)

This Health Officer Order, protocols, and other pertinent information and resources can be found on the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health COVID-19 webpage. Thank you for your ongoing efforts to protect the health and well-being of Los Angeles County residents.


June 15 Reopening

Beginning June 15, almost all sectors and businesses in L.A. County will be able to return to usual operations with some limited exceptions. 

One exception is for mega-events, which are defined as large crowds greater than 5,000 people if indoors, or 10,000 people if outdoors. Regardless of whether these events have assigned seating or not, and whether they are general admission or ticketed, they are considered higher risk for COVID-19 transmission. This is because they involve attendees spending extensive time physically close to people from outside their households and potentially, from outside the state. For that reason, indoor mega events are required to verify either full vaccination status or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours pre-entry for all attendees. Participants must also follow the state’s mask guidance at these events.

For outdoor mega-events, the same guidance on verifying the vaccination or test status of attendees is offered as a strong recommendation rather than a requirement, and attendees who do not verify their status will need to wear masks.

The state will continue to issue separate guidance to be followed for youth, schools and daycares, healthcare, and high-risk congregate settings. In other settings, on June 15, capacity limitations and physical distancing requirements will be lifted. 

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Ditch that noisy, polluting, gas-powered leaf blower and come learn how to transition to low-noise, zero-emission electric landscaping equipment! The City of South Pasadena, in partnership with the American Green Zone Alliance (AGZA), will be hosting a free Zoom webinar, “Transitioning to Electric Landscaping Equipment,” on June 23, 2021 at 7pm. Residents can learn how to transition from gas powered landscaping equipment, such as leaf blowers, to electric powered equipment. AGZA will discuss the air and noise pollution issues with gas powered equipment, the electric equipment that is currently available, and the cost comparison between gas and electric. Residents will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the City’s plans to prohibit the use of gas powered leaf blowers. Join the Zoom Webinar via link: or Meeting ID: 950 2602 1937.



A Cooling Center will be open at the War Memorial Building (435 Fair Oaks Ave. SP, CA 91030) from Tuesday June 15 – Thursday June 17. The Center will be open 12pm to 6pm. Please note that the Cooling Center has limited seating. For questions please call 626-403-7380 or 626-403-7360.

Please note that the facility does not have WIFI, and MASKS ARE REQUIRED.

Other cooling center sites can be found at:
• Crowell Library – San Marino
1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino, CA 91108