Monthly Archives: March 2022
Mar 31 2022
Apple iOS 15.4.1 Update Fixes Battery Drain Issue Released

This update includes the following bug fixes for your iPhone:

  • Battery may drain more quickly than expected after updating to iOS 15.4
  • Braille devices may become unresponsive while navigating text or displaying an alert
  • Made for iPhone hearing devices may lose connection within some third-party apps


For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

Mar 29 2022
LA County To Offer 2nd Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Doses To Residents 50 And Older @lapublichealth

LA County To Offer 2nd Booster Doses To Residents 50 And Older

Second Booster Doses Available to Eligible Residents at Public Health Operated Vaccination Sites Tomorrow


Earlier today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for individuals 50 years of age and older at least 4 months after they received their first booster dose. Public Health sites will be prepared to administer second booster doses to those eligible starting tomorrow.


Sites administering second booster doses for those 50 years of age and older starting tomorrow include

Obregon Park (East Los Angeles),

Ted Watkins Park (South Los Angeles),

Balboa Sports Complex (Encino),

Commerce Senior Citizens Center (Commerce),

Market Street Center (Santa Clarita),

Palmdale Oasis Recreation Center (Palmdale), and the

Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex (Norwalk).

Visit for more information.


Eligible residents can also check with other vaccination sites about the availability of the second booster dose.


The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) today released the latest data on COVID-19. The number of cases and deaths are likely to reflect reporting delays over the holiday weekend.

Mar 22 2022
Changes to Starlink Prices
As may have been expected, Starlink from SpaceX is raising prices, not only on the kit but monthly services.  This will most likely cause some deposits to be cancelled.

Changes to Starlink Prices

Mar 7 2022
SCaLE 19X – the 19th annual Southern California Linux Expo – July 28-31, 2022 @socallinuxexpo

Note: SCaLE 19X is moving to LAX Hilton from the Pasadena Convention Center where it as been held for past years.   This is a great event with lots of experts. But also a great event to learn for those just getting started or those who dabble.

SCaLE 19X – the 19th annual Southern California Linux Expo – will take place  July 28-31, 2022 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport in Los Angeles, CA.

SCaLE is the largest community-run open-source and free software conference in North America. It is held annually in the greater Los Angeles area.

Volunteer!  Interested in helping to plan and/or to volunteer for SCALE 19X? Get in touch by either filling out this form or sending us an email.

Attend! Attendee registration will be available this coming summer.

Present! The SCALE 19x call for proposals is now open.

Sponsor! Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available for commercial and non-profit exhibitors. Email us for details.

Stay!  Join us for all 4 days of SCALE.  Book a hotel room onsite to avoid traffic and commuting.

Mar 4 2022
City of Pasadena Announces Updated Mask Recommendations and COVID-19 Health Orders March 3, 2022
City of Pasadena Announces Updated Mask Recommendations and COVID-19 Health Orders
(PASADENA, CA.) – As of March 3, 2022, LA County and Pasadena have moved into the Low COVID-19 Community Level, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Community Level designation. Therefore, the Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) is issuing updated Health Officer Orders that will go into effect on Friday, March 4.
Under these revised orders, indoor masking will be strongly recommended, but not required, for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, except in high-risk settings where federal and state regulations continue to require masking, including everyone using public transit and all those in emergency shelters and cooling centers, health care settings, correctional and detention facilities, homeless shelters, and long-term care facilities. Employers will still be required to offer and provide, for voluntary use, medical grade masks and/or respirators to employees working indoors in close contact with other workers and/or customers. No person can be prevented from wearing a mask as a condition of participation in an activity or entry into a business. Businesses, worksites, operators or hosts may choose to implement COVID-19 risk mitigation measures for employees, patrons and visitors, including requirements for masking or verification of vaccination status or negative COVID-19 test prior to entry. These measures are recommended by PPHD and the State, when risk may be higher due to conditions such as crowding, potentially larger numbers of unvaccinated people, presence of people at risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19, or inadequate ventilation.
Masks are required by the State Health Officer order indoors at schools and childcare facilities until March 11 when masks will be strongly recommended for students, children, teachers, and staff regardless of vaccination status. Schools may choose to continue to require masking on campus, on buses and transportation, and during school activities utilizing considerations such as their campus vaccination rates, quality of indoor ventilation, staff and family preferences, risk profile of their community, testing resources mobilized, and degree of implementation of other appropriate safety protections for their school community. Schools may decide on their masking policies based on their own assessment without permission or approval from PPHD, but the PPHD Schools Technical Assistance Team has been and will continue to be available to work closely with schools to guide this important decision-making. Masking may be required by PPHD in certain instances such as outbreak scenarios.
Masking is strongly recommended for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in indoor public spaces because transmission remains a significant risk for many in Pasadena and across Los Angeles County and state. Surgical masks or respirators (e.g., N95s, KN95s, KF94s) with good fit remain highly recommended.
People who are ill with COVID-19 symptoms should wear a mask regardless of vaccination status, test and stay home. Masking is still required for those who exit isolation or quarantine for COVID-19 early (on Day 5 with a negative test and resolving symptoms) through day 10 of their isolation or quarantine period. As a reminder, regardless of the community risk level, people can wear a mask based on their personal preference, comfort level, and their personal level of risk. At every risk level, those who are exposed or symptomatic should be tested and a negative test is required to exit isolation or quarantine between days 6-10.
Including masking, two additional community prevention strategies are vaccine verification and ventilation. Vaccine verification in health care and congregate care settings continues to be required across all community risk levels. Vaccine verification also continues to be required for entry to indoor mega events, with a negative COVID-19 test result required for those not fully vaccinated. Vaccine verification at outdoor mega events and indoor portions of bars, nightclubs and lounges is strongly recommended and will no longer be required.
Up to date vaccination (including booster doses when eligible) is highly recommended for everyone ages 5 years and older as the safe and effective way to protect against severe disease from COVID-19, including hospitalization and death. In addition, PPHD strongly encourages people to continue to mask indoors and follow other common-sense COVID-19 safety strategies, such as staying home when sick; frequent hand-washing; and testing for COVID-19 when in contact with someone who has the virus or when experiencing any COVID-like symptoms.
For local COVID-19 resources including testing and vaccination locations, visit Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at; follow us on Twitter at @PasadenaGov, and Instagram and Facebook at @CityOfPasadena; or call the Citizen Service Center Monday through Friday during business hours at (626) 744-7311.