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      Residents and businesses are reminded that City Halls and many City services and administrative offices will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

      By News Desk

      Specific closures and exceptions are noted below.

      • Pasadena Police and Fire Departments will be staffed for all patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and other emergency services, but administrative offices will be closed. To report suspicious activity to Pasadena Police at (626) 744-4241. For life-threatening emergencies, dial 9-1-1.
      • Pasadena residents and businesses experiencing power emergencies should call the Pasadena Water and Power Department (PWP) at (626) 744-4673. For water-related emergencies, call (626) 744-4138. PWP’s regular Customer Call Center will be closed for the holiday, but customers can access their accounts and pay bills online or by calling (626) 744-4005.
      • City trash collection will occur on Monday, July 4. There will be no delay in trash, recycling and yard waste collection.
      • The City’s Citizen Service Center (CSC) will be closed Friday, July 1, and Monday, July 4. During this time, CSC requests can be submitted via the web and by calling (626) 744-7311. All CSC requests, voicemails and emails will be monitored. The CSC will return to normal business hours on Tuesday, July 5, opening at 8:00 am.
      • The City’s Municipal Services Payment Center and Parking Office at City Hall will be closed.
      • All parking meters not posted as a “No Parking” zone will be free on Monday, July 4, and time limits will not be enforced. Violations for overnight parking, red curb parking, “No Parking” zones, and blocking fire hydrants will be enforced.
      • Motorists are cautioned about parking restrictions in the Arroyo Seco area near Rose Bowl Stadium. All regular enforcement resumes Tuesday, July 5.
      • Pasadena Transit and Dial-A-Ride buses will not operate on Monday, July 4.
      • All Pasadena Public Libraries will be closed Sunday, July 3, and Monday, July 4. Community centers operated by the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department will also be closed July 3 and 4.
      • All parks will be open for picnics, fun and play. No site reservations will be accepted for the holiday.

      All fireworks are illegal in Pasadena. Violators are subject to arrest, having their vehicles impounded, and serving up to one year in jail with fines up to $50,000. Call Pasadena Police at (626) 744-4241 to report illegal fireworks and other suspicious activities. Residents may also use the Pasadena CSC mobile app, available on Google Play and the App Store, to report illegal fireworks.

      Health guidelines

      COVID-19 transmission continues to be widespread and increasing. LA County remains at the medium community level on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Community Level framework. Health officials recommend that everyone ages 6 months and older get vaccinated and receive booster doses and additional boosters when eligible to protect against COVID-19:

      • Stay home and avoid gatherings when sick, and continue to wear masks in higher-risk situations, such as indoors in public places where you don’t know everyone’s vaccination status.

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