Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of Last Week

Published : Friday, April 6, 2018 | 9:44 PM

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 49 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Stories:

Pasadena Copes with Rapidly Aging Population

Top Pasadena Police Commander Will Discuss How Department Handles Investigations Into Critical Incidents

Pasadena School Board Votes to Support Rent Control Initiative

City of Pasadena Agrees to Pay $1.5 Million in Reginald Thomas Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Five JPL Concepts Move Forward as NASA Invests in Shapeshifters, Biobots, Other Visionary Technology

Experts, Including NYU Professor and LAPD Commissioner, Talk Use Of Force and Surveillance Technology at “Citizen Participation in Policing Policy” Forum

Nature Lover? Hiker? Get Your Kicks On Route 88, the New Transit-to-Trails Bus Service Starting Saturday

NYU Professor, LAPD Commissioner, Sheriff’s Inspector General to Focus on “Citizen Participation in Policing Policy” at Pasadena Forum

New Details Emerge in 2016 Death of Reginald Thomas Jr. During Confrontation With Pasadena Police

Top Stories of the Week 1 Year Ago

 

Government:

University of La Verne Professor to Deliver Keynote Address at Upcoming Pasadena Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

Pasadena Resident Who Recovered Gardener’s Stolen Work Truck Honored with District Attorney’s Courageous Citizen Award

Pasadena Assemblyman Chris Holden Supports California Legislation Restricting When Officers Can Open Fire

State Sen. Anthony Portantino Says The Proposed 710 Freeway Tunnel Extension Is ‘Dead’

Six Pasadena Officers Cleared in September 2016 In-Custody Death of Reginald Thomas

City, Los Angeles County Wrangle Over “The Panhandle”

Attorney for Altadena Library District’s Executive Director Demands Independent Investigation Into Board Conduct

Activists React to Thomas Settlement Announcement

 

Education:

Field and Hamilton Named 2018 California Distinguished Schools

School District Partners With Sprint, Gives Over 1,000 Students Wifi Hotspots to Bridge the Homework Gap

 

Community News:

Selected Artists Announced for Second Annual “BoldPas: An Art Takeover of Old Pasadena”

Keith Jackson Celebration of Life Event Scheduled for Rose Bowl on April 15

Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

The Pasadena Senior Center to Host Free Conference on Healthy Aging

Leadership Pasadena Recruiting Future Community Leaders

Pasadena-Altadena Community Endowment Fund Announces Tenth Annual “Hat-ti-tude with Gratitude” Luncheon and Fashion Show

Bungalow Heaven Neighborhood Association Announces 29th Annual Bungalow Heaven Home Tour

Eat | See | Hear Is Coming to Pasadena

 

Public Safety:

FBI Takes Search for Pasadena Cheesecake Factory Bomber to Social Media

Man Accused of Threatening to ‘Shoot Up’ Pasadena Courthouse

Some I-210 Freeway On and Off-Ramps Subject to Sporadic Closing Through April 17

Pasadena’s Cleveland Elementary And John Muir High School Burglarized Early Thursday Morning

Police Ask Public For Help to Find 34-Year-Old Missing Man Said to in Pasadena

Coroner’s Autopsy Report in Reginald Thomas Death Says Cause of Death “Could Not Be Determined”

ArtCenter Student Allegedly Attempts To Extort Family With Fake Kidnapping Attempt

Wisconsin Firefighter, Pasadena Native Richard Garner Dies Suddenly at Age 29

The Last of Four Pasadena Denver Lanes Gang Members Sentenced For Firearm Offenses After High School Football Game

Two Duarte Gang Members Convicted of Pasadena Shooting

 

Benefits:

PACEF Tenth Annual “Hat-ti-tude with Gratitude” Luncheon and Fashion Show

 

Faces:

Pope Francis Appoints New Auxiliary Bishop for Los Angeles, Former Administrator at St. Philip the Apostle In Pasadena

Pasadena Symphony Extends Music Director David Lockington’s Contract Through 2021-22 Season

Remembering Richard Feynman

JPL Scientist Has One of the Most Important Cleaning Jobs in this Part of the Galaxy

Minor League Outfielder with Autism From San Marino Signs With Kansas City Royals

Relive the Thrilling Days of Early Live TV with Event about “Space Patrol” and Other Adventures of Early Television

Best-selling Author to Detail Disastrous North Pole Expedition in Caltech Lecture

Filmmaker Couple Settle in Stately Pasadena Home after Years Spent Abroad

 

Giving Back:

Woman’s Civic League of Pasadena Presents Checks for Annual Grants

Actor Matt Lillard Presents Second 5JammaSlamma Event for Five Acres’ Foster Youth