Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of Last Week

Published : Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 5:03 AM

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:

Standing for Reelection, Mayor Tornek Says He’s Still Got Work To Do

PWP Says the Move Toward Clean Will Cost You Green

Pasadena and Census 2020: ‘Pay Up and Be Counted’

Council Hears Speakers Say Civic Center’s YWCA Building Should be Used for Homeless Housing

Proposal for Homeless Housing in YWCA Building Prompts Mixed Reaction

Challenges Ahead for Pasadena Nonprofits Along Defunct Freeway Route, Who Must Raise Big Money to Stay Put

Pasadena Nonprofits Would Get a Helping Hand with Bill Just OK’d by State Senate Committee

Far-Reaching Bill Laying Foundation for State to Return Freeway Stubs Passes State Senate Committee

Angry Residents: Testing Not Enough at Space Bank Development Site

City Council to Weigh Office Building on Vacant PWP-Owned Lot Across from City Hall

Top Stories of the Week 1 Year Ago



Pasadena Court Hears Dispute Over Tying Federal Grants to Cooperation with Immigration Authorities

Workshop on Fair Oaks District Plan Set for Thursday

Commission to Consider Extension of Planned Development Plan for Hotels at Hill and Colorado

County Approves Employment Innovations to Link Homeless Individuals to Jobs

City’s Health Officer Will Assume Role of Director of Public Health

Pasadena’s Private-Public Project ‘One Arroyo’ Looks to Connect With Green

County Board of Supervisors Will Consider Extending Rent Stabilization in East Pasadena, Altadena at Today’s Meeting

City to Revisit Bike Share, Electric Scooters at Tuesday Meeting

Public Hearing Monday Reviews City’s Planned Request to HUD for $14 Million to Fund Section 8, Rental Assistance Programs

U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform Chair Elijah Cummings Takes to Historic Pasadena Pulpit Sunday

City Clerk Salary Bump on City Council To-Do List

Pasadena Headquartered Los Angeles County Agency Puts Out Call for Commissioners



Dr. Jane Goodall Shares Unique Insights, Inspires Students at Mayfield Junior School

Pacific Oaks College Announces Alumna Dr. Antonia Darder as Keynote Speaker for 2019 Commencement Ceremony

Pasadena School Earns $15,000 Scholar Dollars Award


Community News:

Granville Pasadena is Here: A Bar with a View

Leadership Pasadena Hears from Area Business Leaders and Innovators

Peace Over Violence and Pasadena Police Department Schedule “Let’s Talk Consent Over Coffee”

With Pasadena’s YWCA Again in the Spotlight, Here’s a Look at Architect Julia Morgan’s Other YWCA Buildings


Business Top Story:

Venture Capital Puts Fuel in the Tanks of Tech-Driven Pasadena Startups


Public Safety:

Tree Falls Onto Pasadena House, Woman Inside Escapes Injury

Fire Sprinklers Quell Small Fire in Medical Building

Pasadena Gang Members Sentenced for String of Residential Burglaries

Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Traffic Collision

Pasadena Firefighters Help Out Public Works Felling Trees, Train to Become Certified “Fallers”



Caltech Graduate Student Receives P. D. Soros Fellowship

Huntington Medical Research Institutes Welcomes New Board Member

Rita Pardue, Ms. Senior California 2018 Featured Speaker at USC Trojan Affiliates Year End Celebration

Pasadena Playhouse Appoints Nancy Griffith Baxter as Director of Development

Hahn & Hahn Partners Christianne Kerns and Laura Farber Among Los Angeles’ Most Influential Women Attorneys

Julia Morgan, ‘Overlooked’ by New York Times’ Self-Admission, Finally Gets Proper Obituary

Mental Math and Life Stories



Los Altos Auxiliary Looks Forward to “A Taste of South America” Benefit

Blinn House Foundation Presents the Dr. Robert Winter Award 2019 Champagne Brunch Honoring Catherine and Lewis Phelps


Giving Back: 

Pacific Clinics Receives Nearly $14 Million Grant to Expand Early Childhood Education Program in Underserved Areas