Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

Published : Saturday, August 11, 2018 | 4:13 AM

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 36 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Stories:

Pasadena Considers First African Sister City

Against Backdrop of Strong Local Economy, Target Holds Hiring Fair for 100 New Employees

ArtCenter Sells $103 Million in Bonds to Finance Renovations, Refinance Debt

New Director at Pasadena’s Armory Center Seeks to Impact Community Through Art

Man Claims Bombs Planted in Pasadena Wells Fargo Banks

Anticipated Bloom on Huntington Library’s Corpse Flower is Declared ‘DOA,’ Botanists Work to Determine Why

Local Woman Crusades Against a Hidden Killer Which Science Now Makes Easier to Detect

Pasadena’s Homeless Population Growing at 3 Times the Regional Rate

Top Stories of the Week 1 Year Ago



Pasadena Hires Executive Search Firm for Police Chief Recruitment, Launches Online Survey and Schedules Public Meetings

Congresswoman Chu, Planned Parenthood Advocates Call For U.S. Senate’s Rejection of Kavanaugh Nomination to Supreme Court

Assemblymember Holden Pays Tribute to Pasadena Tournament of Roses’ First African American President, Gerald Freeny

Deputy Sheriff’s Association Won’t Support Sheriff McConnell, Backs Challenger in Upcoming Election

Governor Brown Appoints Pasadena Woman to the University of California Board of Regents

City Commission Tours Lower Arroyo Seco Historic District

South Pasadena Welcomes New City Finance Director



Teen Students Feel a Bite of Financial Reality, Courtesy of Pasadena Service Federal Credit Union

Program Brings Area High School Students, Teachers into Caltech Labs

Heartwarming Event Helps 150 Local Families and Their Youthful Students Prepare for Going Back to School


Community News:

Lyme Disease, Spread by Ticks, Has Now Reached Pasadena

National Night Out at The Shakespeare Club

Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

Allendale Branch Library to Screen “The Last Picture Show”


Business Top Story:

Former Mayor of Florida’s Fifth Most Populous City Joins Pasadena’s Coast Autonomous

The 4th Round Hackaday Prize Focuses on Creating Human-to-Computer Interface


Public Safety:

Pasadena Fire Dept. Battalion Chief Home After 2 Weeks Leading Strike Team Fighting California’s Massive Wildfires

Man Accused of Burning Down Historic Pasadena Home Appears in Court, Pleads Not Guilty

Police Take 150th Firearm Off City Streets So Far This Year, From Parolee Driving With a 1-Year-Old in His Car



Rotary Club of Pasadena Presents Delicious Fundraising at “A Taste of Rotary”

KNBC4?s Fritz Coleman Lends His Comedic Talent to Rebuild Lives and End Homelessness

Friends in Deed Presents Jazz on the Green



M. Christian Mitchell Joins Huntington Hospital’s Board of Directors

Pasadena Quarterbacks Club Announces its 2018 Season Lineup, Kicking Off with USC’s Clay Helton

The Angeles Chorale Welcomes Laura Mason as New Executive Director


Giving Back:

Operation Gratitude Donates 225 First Responder Care Pouches to Pasadena Firefighters



Hathaway-Sycamores Youth Play the Altadena Sheriffs Station in Friendly Basketball Tournament


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