Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

Published : Sunday, May 19, 2019 | 4:29 AM

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 56 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Stories:

Pasadena-Area State Senator Pulls Plug on Controversial Housing Bill SB-50, For Now

Weekend’s LitFest Pasadena to Be Good as (Jonathan) Gold

In With a New Music Festival, Out With the Arroyo Seco Weekend?

Council Changes Its Toxic Site Wish List for the State, Just Before Deadline

City Goes on Record with Recommendations for Toxic Site Cleanup, Project Opponents Disappointed

Pasadena Takes On Mental Health in Written Words and Deeds

Age is Just a Number to Athletes Competing in Pasadena Senior Games

City Is Working to Close Gap on Required Fire Inspections

Pasadena Hit and Run Victim’s Condition Improves, Police Allege Driver Likely DUI

Lawsuit, Capital Improvement Needs Prompt Two Rounds of Rate Hikes for PWP

Top Stories of the Week 1 Year Ago

 

Government:

Fallen Pasadena Police Officers and Firefighters to be Honored Thursday at City Hall

Senator Portantino Supports Pasadena Recommendations for Space Bank Cleanup

Councilmember Andy Wilson Will Lead Community Discussion About Controversial, Complex SB 50

South Fair Oaks Specific Plan Walk Scheduled for Saturday

Pasadena Committee Plans to Host Mayor, Delegation From Pasadena’s African Sister City

South Pasadena City Council to Address Annual Budget, Long-Range Financial Plan

Colorado Street Bridge “Suicide Deterrent System” Back Before Committee on Faster Track, and $200,000 Cheaper

Transportation Department Releases Five-Year Transit Plan With Proposals for Improved Service

Assemblymember Holden Celebrates 30 Consecutive Years of Public Service

Senator Anthony J. Portantino Awarded Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Local Activists Indicate They Are ‘Lawyering Up’ for Potential Spacebank Site Cleanup Legal Battle

Pasadena School Board Gets Itself Organized for the Year

New Building Proposed for Medical Corridor Near Huntington Hospital

 

Education:

College Women’s Club of Pasadena Presents Annual Scholarship Awards to Local Students

Eleven Pasadena Students Named National Merit Scholars

Pasadena Computer Science Major with Expertise in Robotics to Graduate with Cal State LA Honors

 

Community News:

Pasadena Honors City’s Fallen First Responders Who Died in the Line of Duty

Weekend’s LitFest Pasadena Features Workshops, Panels Addressing Range of Topics for Literature Buffs and Writers

Locals Say Goodbye to New Episodes of Pasadena-centric “Big Bang Theory”

Discussion, Open Community Dialogue a Key to Prevention of Suicide Among Pasadena Teens

Huntington Hospital Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety for the Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Best Used Book Sale

Pasadena Champs Take On Regional Contenders in Spring Boxing Show

Five Acres to Light Pasadena Churches Blue for Foster Care Month

Mark Your Calendars: Los Angeles Chocolate Salon 2019 Returns to Pasadena

Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

Registration Opens for YWCA Pasadena Girls Rise Leadership Summer Camp

‘Choose 2 Live’ Event Will Raise Suicide Prevention Awareness

The Paseo to Host 27th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival on Father’s Day Weekend

Free June Events at Pasadena Senior Center

Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Will Hold Pasadena Meeting to Ask for Input on Design for New Terminal

PWP Installs New Hydration Stations, Urges Pasadenans to “Rethink Your Drink”

As ArtScience Evolves, Pasadena Seen as Intersection Point

 

Business Top Story:

Pasadena-Based Western Asset Mortgage Expects $50.7 Million from Stock Offering

Pasadena Company Launches Earthquake Response Tool for Hospitals

Pasadena’s Alexandria Real Estate Equities Buys GE’s Boston Headquarters Site for $252 Million

 

Public Safety:

Cold Weather Alert: Cold Temperatures Expected in LA County Mountain Areas

City Announces Traffic Advisory, Road Closures for Saturday’s Amgen Tour Finish

Portion of New York Drive in Altadena will be Closed to Non-Resident Traffic Starting May 16

 

Giving Back: 

Sierra Madre Civic Club Grants Educational Awards to High School Seniors

The Pasadena Jaycees Bring 100 Smiles to Five Acres Foster Children

Six New Members Join Local Community Service Organization, Pasadena-Altadena Chapter of The Links

 

Benefits: 

Holy Family Services Adoption and Foster Care Presents the 2019 Circle of Hope

 

Faces: 

Caltech Professor, Alumnus Robert J. McEliece Dies at 76

Former Sound Designer, Current Community Activist Avram D. Gold Will Speak to Pasadena Rotary Luncheon

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