It is HOT! Will Our Electricity Supply be Sufficient this…

State power grid preps for heat-Officials hope more battery storage and backup resources will prevent blackouts. By Grace Toohey for the LA Times.

It’s a summertime sequence that’s become all too familiar in California: Extreme heat forces air conditioners into overdrive, which pushes the state’s power grid to the brink.

What's Coming Up at the Ice House? Fun! Fun! Fun!

Here are this weeks shows at the Ice House:

July, 2023, Economic Update-Property Values, Recession…

From the LA Times: L.A. County property values rise 5.9%. Total assessments hit a record $2 trillion. Governments will get $20 billion in taxes. By Andrew J. Campa

200 Attend Annual Pasadena Chamber Inaugural Gala, Witness…

200 people joined Pasadena Chamber Board members for the annual Inaugural Gala at the Langham Huntington, Pasadena for the installation of Chair Don Schweitzer of Schweitzer Law Partners. 

Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception with music by Art Deco Entertainment prior to the dinner and installation program. 

What is Happening with Homeowner's Insurance? from the…

As different as California and Florida are, they share one big problem: Insurance companies are curtailing business in the two states. Some aren’t writing new policies. Others are going further and not renewing policies as they expire. I’m picturing vans pulling out of Sacramento or Tallahassee filled with sad-looking insurance mascots. Geico’s gecko. Jake from State Farm. The bandaged-up Mayhem from Allstate.

Economic Update for July, 2023-Inflation, Unemployment and…

Inflation: from the LA Times: Inflation declines sharply to 3% in June By Christopher Rugaber

Squeezed by painfully high prices for two years, Americans have gained some much-needed relief with inflation reaching its lowest point since early 2021 — 3% in June compared with a year earlier — thanks in part to easing prices for gasoline, airline fares, used cars and groceries.

PASADENA REINFORCES ALL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL AND ORDINANCE…

Fire danger and injuries from fireworks still exists even in the midst of a pandemic crisis. The City of Pasadena municipal code holds property owners and tenants responsible for permitting the possession, sale, usage or discharge of fireworks on their property. The ordinance allows for the prosecution of fireworks-related offenses and for the demand of payment for all costs associated with the safe disposal of confiscated fireworks.

Pasadena Unified School Board Appoints Dr. Elizabeth Blanco…

By a vote of 7-0, the Pasadena Unified Board of Education has unanimously appointed Deputy Superintendent Elizabeth Blanco, Ed.D., as Interim Superintendent at its June 29 meeting. Dr. Blanco has been with PUSD for a total of nine years and has served as Deputy Superintendent since 2022.
 
She succeeds Dr. Brian McDonald, who is leaving PUSD on June 30, 2023, after 12 years in PUSD, nine of them as Superintendent.
 

Pasadena Chamber Inaugural Gala June 29th - join us to…

Join us at our annual signature event-The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Inaugural Gala. The evening begins with a hosted cocktail reception and silent auction at 6pm. The festive dinner and celebratory program begins at 7:30pm.  

LAST CHANCE-Advertise in the Pasadena Chamber Business…

This is your last chance to make the most of your ad dollars.
Promote your business by advertising in the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Business Directory and Visitor Guide 2023-24

AD SALES END June 30TH. DO NOT MISS OUT

 

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce to Increase Membership…

Dear Chamber members,

At its April meeting the Board of Directors of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and Civic Association, at my recommendation, voted to increase our membership investment costs. Base costs will rise for every membership level.