Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of Last Week

Published : Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 5:11 AM

Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of Last Week

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 46 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Stories:

Pasadena School Board Approves Resolution to Begin Notifications of Over 100 Job Eliminations

Pasadena Police Chief Reassigns Officers Involved in Violent Altadena Arrest from Gang Unit to Desk Duty

City Council Approves Implementation of Historic Climate Action Plan

City: Second Pasadena Police Officer is Under Federal Investigation

How City Responded to $6.4 Million Embezzlement Scandal with Task Force, Oversight, and New Internal Controls

Court Hearing Friday for Defendants in $6.4 Million Embezzlement Case That Shocked Pasadena

City Council Approves Preparing Sales Tax Ballot Measure for November Election

Former 710 Freeway Route Caltrans Residential Tenants Get a Month’s Reprieve

Top Stories of the Week 1 Year Ago

 

Government:

Construction Set to Begin Today on Enhancements to Lower Arroyo Seco Entrance

Vice-Mayor Kennedy Delivers Criticism of Police Chief, City Manager

Pasadena’s Recreation and Parks Commission Meets Tuesday

City Program Helps Lower-Income Homeowners Replace Thirsty Turf with Low-Water, California-Friendly Plants

Local High School Seniors Given the Chance to Win $5,000 Educational Scholarship

 

Education:

Sandra Chen Lau to Run for PCC Board of Trustees

Caltech Students Build Robots, Duke it Out in Tank Wars Battle

New Caltech Humanities Class Explores Blurry Line Between Humans and Animals

Marshall Fundamental Arts Department Holds Arts Festival This Week

School Board Convenes Special Meeting Thursday to Discuss Teachers Union Contract, Employee Layoffs

Celebrate Pi Day with NASA and Jet Propulsion Laboratory

 

Community News:

Employment Fair Brings Nonprofits to Job Seekers Looking For Purposeful Careers

Planned Parenthood Pasadena Will Offer New Drug That Helps Prevent HIV Infection

The Pasadena Journal To Honor Women In Education During Its Annual Women of Achievement in April

Blake Shelton Found the New Tiny Tim and He’s From Pasadena

Art Exhibit at Old Pasadena’s Patagonia Celebrates The San Gabriels

Pasadena’s Day One Is Helping Youth Advocates Get To Washington For ‘March For Our Lives’ Via Go Fund Me

Pasadena International Film Festival Kicks Off Today with Hollywood Heavy Hitters In Tow

Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

Time to Change Clock, Fire Alarm Batteries as Daylight Savings Starts Sunday

Initiative Highlights Pasadena’s Rich Background in Science, the Arts Ahead of Globally-Important Space Research Forum

 

Business Top Story:

Pasadena Self-Driving Vehicle Technology Company Hires Indy 500 Winner Dario Franchitti as Consultant

Pasadena’s Parsons to Provide Engineering Support for U.S.-Canada Bridge

Pasadena’s Wetzel’s Pretzels Plans Strategic Expansion Across Northeast

 

Public Safety:

Altadena School on Lockdown Wednesday as Sheriffs Search for Burglary Suspects

Armed Barricaded Suspects Refuse to Leave RV, Standoff Shuts Down Swath of Central Pasadena Wednesday Evening

Victim Shot During Robbery Near Pasadena Saturday

Sunday Road Rage Incident Ends In Assault, Arrest

Police Say Las Vegas Woman Shot Saturday Night Was at a Gathering and May Not Have Been the Target

Boy Stabs Man in Random Attack on Union Street

Motorcycle-Riding Suspects Assault Man At Hahamonga Park Sunday Afternoon

Woman Shot Late Saturday Night, Remains in Serious Condition

 

Benefits:

Pasadena Police Activities League Announces Hosts 16th Annual Golden Badge Awards Will be Held on March 22

50-Plus Chefs Announced for May Masters of Taste Event in the Rose Bowl

AbilityFirst, Serving Individuals with Developmental and Physical Disabilities, Announces “Stroll and Roll” Fundraiser

 

Giving Back:

Gift Enables Transformative Advances in Health Care Research at Caltech

Academy of Music for the Blind Makes Music-Creation Accessible with PCF Grant

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