Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

Published : Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 5:02 AM

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 50 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Stories:

School Board Keeps Cutting, Makes $3.4 Million in Additional Reductions in Dramatic Session

Pasadena Unified’s Plans to Cut $14 Million Produced Actual Savings of Less Than $7 Million

Tournament of Roses Crowns 2019 Rose Queen

The 101st Rose Queen is Sequoyah High School Senior Louise Deser Siskel

Developer: Plan to Convert Pasadena Ramada Inn into Homeless Housing Now ‘Very Unlikely’ to Proceed

New Pasadena Culinary Academy Marks First Class Graduation

Pasadena Company Reports Its Universal Flu Vaccine Has Successfully Completed Preclinical Trial

Man Arrested in Fatal Hit and Run Collision Which Killed a Pasadena Woman on Sunday

Clock Running Out for Decisions on $10 Million in Cuts at Pasadena Unified

Pasadena Considers Ways to Entice Developers Into Cooperation

Top Stories of the Week 1 Year Ago

 

Government:

Idaho Judge Nominated by President Trump to Pasadena’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Sworn In, “Can’t Wait to Get Started”

Bejeweled Tournament of Roses Crown Sparkles as New Queen is Named

City Committee Takes “Wait and See” Approach to Shared Electric Scooters

Pasadena Health Department Will Receive $2 Million in New Grant Funding

Neighborhood Association Launches Attack Campaign Against Pasadena Mayor Over Desiderio Neighborhood Park Plan

Council Debates Changes to City’s Tenant Protection Ordinance

Site of Former Popular Twin Palms Restaurant, Originally Founded by Kevin Costner, is Slated for Transformation

Mayor Decries County Supervisors “Unfair” Lack of Funding for Measure H Homeless Initiatives in Pasadena

 

Education:

Pacific Oaks College Announces Social Justice Hero for Inaugural Social Justice Night

Pasadena Unified Announces 2019-2020 Open Enrollment-School Choice Calendar

Sequoyah School Congratulates Senior Louise Siskel on Being Named 2019 Rose Queen

 

Community News:

Here’s What Happens When NASA Has a Pumpkin-Carving Contest

Sierra Madre Playhouse Celebrates the Return of A Christmas Story with A Series of Public Events in November and December

Stella Rosa Announces Rose Parade Float with Kool & the Gang and Holiday Campaign of Wishes!

Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

Newcomers and Friends of San Gabriel Valley Invites Local Residents to November Event

Free Flu Shots Available to Pasadena Residents on Wednesday

Local African American Cultural Organization Hosts Free Halloween Party

 

Business Top Story:

Pasadena-Based Kaiser Permanente’s Medicare Health Plans in California Get Top Ratings for Eighth Consecutive Year

Pasadena Business Announces Major Deal with 34-State East Coast Storage Centers Chain

Pasadena’s Bolton and Company Named Top National Insurance Provider

Giant TaxSlayer Returns Preparation Service Offers New Refunds Visa Card Through Pasadena-Based Green Dot

Dick’s Sporting Goods is Hiring for the Holidays in Pasadena

Distinctive Art Deco Former Movie Theatre in Playhouse District Sold for $5.3 Million

Local Insurance Agency Recognized Among America’s Best

 

Public Safety:

Five People Displaced in Pasadena Apartment Fire

Elderly Pasadena Man Seriously Hurt After Being Struck by Car

Pasadena Market Evacuated on Thursday Afternoon After Refrigeration Leak Detected

Pasadena Police Ask Public’s Help to Identify Luxury Wheel Theft Suspects

Man Sentenced in Hit and Run Crash that Killed Pasadena Man Last Spring

Authorities Identify Pasadena Woman Struck and Killed in Hit and Run Collision Sunday Night

Pasadena Woman Struck and Killed in Hit and Run Accident Sunday Night

 

Faces:

Stephen E. Rogers Named President of the Caltech Associates

Famous “Wild West” Novelist Zane Grey Died in Altadena 79 Years Ago This Week

 

Benefits:

Over 300 Guests Gathered for Families Forward Annual Twilight Tasting

 

Giving Back:

Help Support Tzu Chi Through Amazon Smile | A How to Guide for Mobile, Desktop and App

Aspires West Pasadena to Host Annual Friends Fundraising Mixer

 

Gatherings:

Ice House Fundraiser for Hillsides Raises More Than $10,000

AbilityFirst Exceeds Fundraising Goals with Over $270,000 Raised and 450 Guests at 44th Annual Festival of Fall

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