Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

Published : Saturday, May 25, 2019 | 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:

Teachers Union: School District is Holding Tentative Labor Agreement “Hostage”

Poll by Rent Control, “Just” Evictions Advocates Claims Majority of Pasadenans Support Both

Pasadena Homeless Arrests, Citations Soar

Trucks Begin Epic Dirt Removal Effort at Devil’s Gate Dam

Councilmembers Express Frustration, Dismay Despite Reported Drop in Pasadena’s Homeless Population

Report Showing 20% Drop in Pasadena’s Homeless Met with Some Skepticism By Public

Actor John C. Reilly Says the Time is Right to ‘Gather’ at Pasadena Playhouse

Assisted Housing’s Imperfect Storm: Plenty of Money, but Fewer Places to Spend It

Council Approves Funds for Consultant to Start Planning Colorado Street Bridge Suicide Mitigation Project

Devil’s Gate Dam Sediment Removal Project, Launching Tens of Thousands of Truck Trips Through Local Neighborhoods, Starts Tuesday

Top Stories of the Week 1 Year Ago

 

Government:

School Board Meets Thursday, Will Decide on Factors to Consider When Closing Pasadena Unified Schools

California State Senate Approves Bill Which Could Lay Groundwork for Returning Freeway Stub to Pasadena

District Attorney Jackie Lacey Expands Conviction Review Criteria

Chu to Join This Week’s Progressive Discussion Group

City Council Proclaims National Gun Violence Awareness Weekend in Pasadena Will be June 7 to 9

Assemblymember Chris Holden, County Supervisor Kathryn Barger Endorse Felicia Williams for Pasadena City Council

 

Education:

Parents Protest Transfer of Popular Don Benito Fundamental Teacher

Pacific Oaks College and Children’s School Appoints Dr. Jack Paduntin President

Five PUSD ‘Teachers of Excellence’ Named By Rotary Club of Pasadena

Caltech Undergrad Weighs in on Privacy Laws

Pasadena Unified, Teachers Union at Impasse Over Future Salary Increases, Seek Mediator

Willy Wonka Takes the Stage at Frostig School

Day One’s Summer Skillz Designed for 7th and 8th Graders At Risk of Failing in School

Caltech, Pasadena City College Commencements Scheduled for Same Day, One Accenting Science and the Other Art

Winners of Rotarian Teachers Laurels Revealed

 

Community News:

57th Sierra Madre Public Library Annual Art Fair

Pasadena’s Downtown to Host Multiple Art Events

Pasadena’s Red Hen Press Selected for Amazon Literary Partnership Grant

Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation Dedicates New Stanford University Tunnel

Pasadena’s Wetzel’s Pretzels Mixes up Summer Refreshment with New Cherry Boba Frozen Lemonade

Rose Bowl Alerts Area Resident That Building Dome for Upcoming APOLLO 11 Show Likely to be Noisy

#StopTheBans Rally at Pasadena City Hall Draws Dozens to Tuesday Protest

Local Tenants’ Rights Groups Coalesce for New Rent Control, Eviction Protections Ballot Initiative

Rose Bowl Official: Arroyo Seco Weekend Won’t Be Staged in 2019, “Hopefully” Will Be Back in 2020

Free Oil Filter Exchange Event on Saturday, June 1, 2019

Pogacar Makes History as the Youngest AMGEN Tour of California Champion as the 2019 Race Concludes

Community Health Alliance of Pasadena Opens New Kathryn Barger Health Center in Pasadena

 

Business Top Story:

Accounting Firm Reportedly Signs $8.3 Million Lease for Office Space in Pasadena

 

Public Safety:

Jury Trial Underway in Caltech Whistleblower Case

Active Shooters Training Exercise at Rose Bowl Applies Key Lesson Learned from Recent Tragedies

In South Pasadena, Scammers Send Text Message Alerts Posing as the City Council

Ex-Pasadena Resident Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding IRS

Local Media Gets a Lesson in Policing 101

Coroner Says Police Shooting Suspect Did Not Die From Self-Inflicted Wounds

Cold Weather Alert: Cold Temperatures Expected in Los Angeles County Mountain Areas

 

Giving Back: 

REALTORS Charitable Foundation Donates Thousands in Student Scholarships

Pasadena-Altadena Links Award $33,500 in Scholarships to Local High School Seniors

 

Faces: 

Pasadena Service Federal Credit Union Welcomes New El Monte Promise Foundation Director

Foothill Family Welcomes Newest Board Members

Shaw Prize in Astronomy Awarded to Ed Stone

 

 

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