Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

Published : Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 4:24 AM

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 52 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Stories:

Public Outcry Halts Conversion of Ramada Inn into Homeless Housing

Pasadena To Change Water Usage Policies, Reporting Methods, Following Lawsuit Settlement

City Abandons Orange Grove “Road Diet” Plan

Winds Push Fire Danger to Critical Levels Monday

Pasadena City Council Will Consider Adding More Tenant Protections to City Ordinance

A Focus on Philanthropy

Officials to Launch Earthquake Alert System Wednesday in Pasadena

Pasadena Motel Could Become City’s First Converted into Permanent Supportive Housing

City Manager Recommends Pasadena Puts the Brakes on Orange Grove Road Diet Plan

Top Stories of the Week 1 Year Ago



Neighbors’ Outcry Forces City Officials to Rethink Converting a Colorado Blvd. Ramada Inn into Homeless Housing

Pasadena Police Body Worn Camera Program Has Captured Over 311,759 Incidents, Committee Will Hear

Interim Police Chief to Tell City Committee Today Pasadena Experienced 3 Murders in Less Than 5 Weeks

Supervisor Barger’s Countywide Typhus Prevention and Response Plan Approved with Proposed Pilot Program

Power Outage in East Pasadena Not Related to Preemptive Power Shutoffs, SCE Says

Council Tackles Inclusionary In-Lieu Fees Monday, Payments by Developers Who Opt Out of Building Affordable Housing Units

United Teachers of Pasadena Reaffirms Support of Pasadena City Sales Tax Ballot Measures



Caltech Scientists Rana Adhikari and Maksym Radziwill Honored with 2019 New Horizons Breakthrough Prizes

Blair High School Has Something to Sing About

Bosco Tech to Launch Biological, Medical & Environmental Technology Program


Community News:

A Red-Flag Warning is in Effect Friday for the San Gabriel Valley

Pasadena Executive Roundtable Brings Special Speaker to Pasadena

Rules of the Road: Week Dedicated to Teaching Teen Drivers How to be Safe Behind the Wheel

ShakeAlert No Longer Just a Prototype

Chaka Khan Selected as Rose Parade’s Grand Marshal

Celebrities Lend Their Faces to Help Pasadena Charity

Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

Caltech to Partner with Lucy Jones on Science Communications Course

City Takes Close Look at Chandler School’s Plans to Build New 3-Story Classroom, Laboratory

Want to Know More About ADU’s (Accessory Dwelling Units)? Here’s the Forum for You

Foothill Family and Hunt Enterprises: Building Brighter Futures, Together


Business Top Story:

New French Restaurant Opens in Pasadena Next Monday

New Stater Brothers Market in North Pasadena Sets Grand Opening for November 14

As Sears Declares Bankruptcy and Closes Many Locations, the Fate of Pasadena’s Hasting Ranch Store Hangs in the Balance


Public Safety:

Police Investigating Hate Crime at Local Church

Pasadena Police Warn Residents to be Aware of Phone Scam Reported This Week

Convicted Sex Offender Found Guilty of Kidnapping Two Women in Pasadena

Man Shot in Torso, Refuses to Cooperate with Police

Homeless Man Attempts to Carjack Woman Entering Apartment Garage

Man Injured by Falling Tree Branch in Pasadena

Police Identify Man Killed in Weekend Crash

Pasadena Bank Robber Known as “Luger Bandit” Sentenced to Prison

Have You Seen Him? 82-Year-Old Man with Alzheimer’s Disease Goes Missing

Pasadena Man Pleads Not Guilty to Stabbing Two Men, One to Death

Almost 700 Pasadena Residents Lose Power This Morning

Police Investigating How Pasadena Woman Sustained Severe Facial Injuries

Pasadena Police Investigating Wreck that Injured Two Pasadena Women, Tore Car In Half

Seven High Profile Criminal Cases in the Pasadena Courthouse This Week



An Evening for the Station: A Night of Magic to Benefit Union Station Homeless Services

“Lights… Camera… AbilityFirst!” Celebrated Fall with Food, Wine and Giving Back


Giving Back:

Celebrate the Season with a Thanksgiving Centerpiece from Los Altos Auxiliary Benefitting Hathaway-Sycamores



The Shakespeare Club Celebrates 130th Anniversary with Golden Age Gala






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