Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

Published : Sunday, August 11, 2019 | 4:48 AM

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 46 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Stories:

The Pasadena Rent Control Debate: ‘How Did We Get Here?’

Cannabis Retailer Loses Appeal to Open Shop Near Major Pasadena Intersection

Civil Rights Coalition Releases Statistics Its Says Confirm Pasadena Police Anti-Gang Unit Is Guilty of Racial Profiling

At Pasadena Forum on Countering White Supremacy, Schiff Blames Trump

Petition to Legalize Pasadena’s Unlicensed Marijuana Dispensaries Gathers Enough Signatures to Qualify for March Ballot

Renovated Pasadena Performing Arts Center Ups Its Game With Ambitious New Season

Hundreds Gather in Pasadena Park to Decry El Paso Violence, White Supremacy

Wednesday Vigil at Villa Parke For El Paso Shooting Victims Planned

West Nile Virus Infects 2 in Los Angeles County, Is Found in San Gabriel Valley Mosquitoes, But Pasadena is Spared So Far

Police Hear Woman Plead With Possible Kidnapper on Open Line Phone Call, Rescue Her and Arrest Ex-Boyfriend

Top Stories of the Week 1 Year Ago

 

Government:

Operation Sees Dozens of Pasadena Police Fan Out Citywide, But It Was All Good

County Announces New ‘Back in School’ Route for Trucks Hauling Sediment from Devils Gate Dam

City to Weigh Appeal of Spurned Cannabis Applicant Tonight

Assemblymember Holden’s Bill to Protect Music Therapy Clients Signed by Governor

Rose Bowl Plans Third New Commemorative Statue, Meeting Tonight Could Finalize Keith Jackson Tribute

Two-For-One Approach Garners City Affordable Housing Laurel

 

Education:

Pasadena Unified Will See 16,000 Students Coming Back to School on Monday

Heartwarming Event Helps 150 Young Students Prepare for Going Back to School

 

Community News:

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Respected Deputy Fire Chief Jon Trautwein Leaves Pasadena, Accepts Position to Lead Sedona, Arizona Fire District

Tournament of Roses Royal Court Applicants Now Must Identify As Female

Pasadena Nonprofits, Schools Along Former 710 Freeway Extension Prepare to Purchase Properties and Remain in Place

Moonlight Forest Returns More Spectacular Than Ever

Descanso Gardens to Glow with the Light of A Thousand Pumpkins During A New Show, “Carved”

Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

Is the Pasadena-Headquartered Thirty Meter Telescope Abandoning Hawaiian Plans and Heading to Spain Instead?

Pasadena-Headquartered Kaiser Permanente Southern California Hospitals Rated Among Nation’s Best

Hackaday Superconference Extends Call for Proposals by Two Weeks

State Assemblyman Chris Holden’s Block Party Was a Doggone Success

 

Business Top Story:

Pasadena-Based Alexandria Negotiating to Buy Seattle’s Mercer Mega Block for $144 Million, Pledges to Build Affordable Housin

Pasadena’s Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Opens New Phase Study of Liver Treatment Drug

OneWest Bank Names Rolland Mattoon as Director of Small Business

Pioneering Businesswoman Margaret Sedenquist Embraces ‘Disrupter’ Status, And Will Talk About That Today

 

Public Safety:

Authorities Urge Driver Awareness, Caution as Thousands of Pasadena Children Head Back to School Next Week

Pasadena Man Shot, Expected to Survive

Arizona Man Who Hijacked Car in Pasadena During Wild Pursuit Sentenced in Carjacking, Assault Case

March, Rally Planned for Pasadena Federal Building as Court Hears Temporary Protective Status Case

Police: Motorcycle Safety Program Nets 136 Citations, Of Which Only Seven Went to Motorcyclists

Pasadena Fire Department Puts Out Casting Call for Training Film Extras

Shots Fired Investigation Turns Up No Victims, No Suspect

Allegedly Drunk Driver From Las Vegas Crashes into Parked Car Early Sunday, Pasadena Police Find Child in His Car

 

Faces: 

City’s Top Doc Says Healthy Kids Make Better Students

Descanso Gardens Names David Bare New Director of Horticulture

Leslie Ito Builds Bridges in First Year as Executive Director of Pasadena’s Armory Center for the Arts

 

Gatherings: 

Pasadena Rotary and Five Acres Volunteers Host Mini-Carnival for Foster Youth

 

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