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South Pasadena News and Updates from City Manager Stephanie DeWolfe

New State COVID-19 Framework Last Friday, the State of California released a new tiered framework to more easily communicate the extent of community transmission in counties across the state. The above graphic is a summary of: 1) the state’s tiers, 2) the indicators they are tracking, and 3) how counties are being classified (as having …

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School Services LA County has announced a revised Health Officer Order (HOO) and reopening protocols for two sectors in the county. Beginning Monday, September 14, 2020, K-12 schools may offer in-school services for small cohorts of (up to 12) students with: Individualized Education Plans (IEP); Requiring instruction for English as a Second Language; Or needing assessments …

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Concerned about neighborhood coyotes? Interested in learning how to help keep them away? Then join this family-friendly Coyote Safety webinar on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 12pm to 1pm! Pasadena Humane’s expert Wildlife Manager will share information about the urban coyote and demonstrate humane hazing techniques so that you can peacefully – and safely – …

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August 22nd would have been the 100th birthday of famed writer and public library advocate Ray Bradbury. In celebration of the Bradbury Centennial, South Pasadena’s Poet Laureate Ron Koertge has recorded a poem written in remembrance of Bradbury, and the Library is participating in the national Ray Bradbury Read-A-Thon. From August 22 through September 5, 2020, …

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LA County continues to increase access to testing in our communities that need it most. Data shows that COVID-19 disproportionately impacts certain communities more than others. Specifically, low income communities and communities of color. That is why increasing equity and access to testing is critical to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and advancing us on …

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Visit DPH at publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus to stay safe & informed. If you haven’t visited LA County’s Department of Public Health’s (DPH) COVID-19 Website recently, you’re missing out on a new, more intuitive, platform connecting you to the latest COVID-19 data, protocols and guidance. Whether you’re a business owner, essential worker or a resident of LA County, we want …

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“Know Your Landlord/Tenant Rights” Webinar Don’t miss Tuesday, August 25, 2020  “Know Your Landlord/Tenant Rights” webinar, hosted by our team of experts at the Department of Consumer & Business Affairs (DCBA). The webinar will run from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and will cover LA County’s: 1) Temporary Emergency Eviction Moratorium & Rent Freeze. 2) Rent …

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The Library’s first ever all virtual Summer Reading Program (SRP) was a great success. A total of 1,095 readers registered on the Beanstack reading tracking app and together they read for 7,742 hours! Teens read the most hours overall, with 3rd through 5th graders right behind them. Pre-readers had the largest number of participants, at …

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