Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of Last Week

Published : Saturday, December 1, 2018 | 5:26 AM


The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 40 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Stories:

City Manager Names Community Members Selected to Interview Final Police Chief Candidates

710 Freeway Extension Saga Comes to an End

710 Freeway Extension Officially Dead, State and City Officials Celebrate and Look to the Future

Caltrans Tenants Sue Over ‘Inflated’ Purchase Prices of Homes Along Former 710 Extension Route

Local Retailers Say Brick-and-Mortar Holiday Season is Starting Off Strong

Pasadena Republican Club Files Federal Discrimination Lawsuit Against the City, Western Justice Center

Number of Pasadena’s Short-Term “Homes for the Holidays” Decreases Sharply

Search for New Pasadena Police Chief Narrows to 4 Candidates

Top Stories of the Week 1 Year Ago



District 7 Councilmember Andy Wilson Announces Back-to-Back Constituent Meetings

Pasadena Fire Department Urge You to Get in the Holiday Spirit by Supporting the ‘Spark of Love’ Toy Drive

Tournament of Roses Official Will Talk About the Future of the Rose Parade

Pasadena Water and Power to Submit Final Power Integrated Resource Plan on Tuesday



Maranatha High School, Azusa Pacific University Partner to Offer Guaranteed Admission and $10,000 Scholarships

ArtCenter Offers Courses Online; Rosemarie Piccioni Named First-Ever Associate Provost of Online Education

Pasadena Unified Announces College and Career Academies Showcase Night

Pasadena Unified Moves Forward with District Headquarters Property Exchange

ArtCenter Establishes Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Art and Design

Pasadena College Hosts First of Three Forums Presenting President-Superintendent Candidates

Pasadena City College Excels at Getting Transfers for Students into 4-Year Colleges


Community News:

Western Justice Center Raises $63,844 so far to Stop Homophobic Bullying in Schools

Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Announces Holiday Party

Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau to Host 35th Annual Visitor Hotline with Special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Featuring the 2019 Tournament of Roses Royal Court

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Will Honor Gerald Freeny at Annual President’s Breakfast

Rollercoaster Weather Predicted: 75 and Sunny on Tuesday, Plummeting to 60 and Rainy by Thursday

Union Restaurant Again Will Prepare Annual Feast of Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve


Business Top Story:

Carnival Cruise Line to Kick Off Year-Long Celebration of New California-Based Carnival Panorama With Rose Parade Float

OneWest Bank Partners to Fight Hunger Across Southern California This Holiday Season

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Awards Tetra Tech $100 Million Contract for Architect-Engineer Services


Public Safety:

Pasadena Police Department Holiday Kick-off Event Brings an End to “No Shave November” Which Raised $5,800

Man Used Employee Key to Break into Pasadena Bank: Police

Metro Says Slower Gold Line Service Expected for Weeks in Wake of Thanksgiving Truck Crash That Damaged Equipment

Pasadena Firefighters, On Grim Thanksgiving Week Mission to Devastated Northern California Town, Found Remains “Every Single Day”

South Pasadena Man Who Went Missing 22 Days before Police Called Off Search in August is Missing Again



In Hong Kong, Caltech President Emeritus Leads Opposition to Human Gene-Editing by Chinese Scientist

Villa Parke Auditorium to be Dedicated Monday in Honor of Maria Salas

A Noise Within Announces New Board Members Gail Samuel and William “Bill” Bogaard

KPCC, SCPR to Honor Nobel Laureate Dr. Frances H. Arnold at 2019 Gala


Giving Back:

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