Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

Published : Sunday, August 18, 2019 | 4:29 AM

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 53 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Stories:

State Finalizes Toxic Cleanup Plan for Space Bank Development, Councilmembers Cry Foul

Pasadena Courthouse Rally Wednesday Morning Could Draw From Beyond the Golden State

Pasadena Crime Rate Drops Compared to Last Year

Vandalism Arrest Brings Home National Mental Health, Hate Crime Discussion

Council to Vote on Significant Changes to Inclusionary Zoning Requirements, Allowances

Robin’s Wood Fire BBQ Closes Sunday: “It’s Truly Been a Wonderful Journey”

Pasadena Parents Lament Unasked Questions Following Young Daughter’s Drowning

Pasadena Unified Enrollment Sinks 1,170 Students Over Past 5 Years

Some Fear Bill Regulating “Side Hustles” Would Hurt City’s African-American Community

Top Stories of the Week 1 Year Ago



Bill Co-Sponsored by Local State Senator Puts Suicide Prevention Hotline Number on Student ID Cards

Longtime Resident Charlotte Bland Announces Candidacy for Pasadena City Council District 4 Seat

At Right-Neighborly Pancake Breakfast, Pasadena Vice Mayor Recounts Past Year’s Victories for His District 1 Constituents

City Commission Will Hear Update to Pasadena’s Homeless Count

Local Latinos Weigh in on Federal REAL ID Rollout



Caltech Makes Cut On Princeton’s Top Colleges List

It’s High-Fives and Smiles for The First Day Back to School in Pasadena


Community News:

The Huntington Reveals Design for 2020 Rose Parade Float

Young & Healthy to Host Parent Education Series on Brain Development

Pasadena NAACP Names, Gathers Achievers in Transportation, Business, Education and the Arts Ahead of Centennial

Pasadena Athletic Association Looks Out at the Horizon, Makes Racing a California Coastal Cruise

Protesters March Against Trump Decision to Eliminate Temporary Protective Status For Some Immigrants

Researchers Put Faces on Pasadena Homeless Count; Discuss Cases, Causes, New Strategies

Protesters Gather in Peaceful Pasadena March, Rally

Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

Midweek Heat Spike Will Last Through Friday

One-Woman Show About Civil Rights Leader Fannie Lou Hamer Presented to Encourage Pasadenans to Vote, Get Involved

Summertime Means More Demand for Blood Donors at Pasadena’s Huntington Hospital

Realtors Association to Offer Three-Day Safety Event

Los Angeles College of Music Announces Summer Vibes, A New Concert Series

Understanding the Importance of Vaccinating Your Child

Ready. Set. Snap! International Rubber Band-powered Racecar Competition Formula-E

Pasadena Announces Fiestas Patrias Celebration of Latin American Heritage, Nations


Business Top Story:

Pasadena’s ExchangeRight Becomes Nation’s Second Largest Sponsor of Securitized 1031-Exchangeable Real Estate Investments

Old Pasadena Luxury Movie Theater’s Parent Company Files for Bankruptcy

Pasadena Banking-Tech Provider Green Dot Slumps After Revising Outlook Lower

Pasadena-Headquartered CIT Bank to Acquire Mutual of Omaha Bank for $1 Billion

Kaiser Permanente Union Workers Authorize Strike


Public Safety:

ShakeAlert Earthquake Warning App Recalibrates to Detect Smaller Temblors

Police Ask Public’s Help to Identify Burglary Suspect

Man Stalking Wife Stabs Himself in Neck During Confrontation With Police

Los Angeles County Triples Size of ‘School Threat’ Task Force

Friday Shooting Victim Dies, Shooting “Not Random,” Police Say

Unwanted Medication Take Back in Altadena Wednesday Can Prevent Drug Abuse



In Pasadena, George Takei Will Discuss Japanese American Internment, Gay Activism and Life Beyond ‘Star Trek’

Altadena Resident Jill Adler-Moore Receives LA BioStar Award

Pasadena Progressive’s Discussion Group Zeroes in on Plan Requiring Developers to Include More Affordable Housing in Projects

Pasadena Community Foundation’s Bonnie Baha Memorial Scholarship Awards $10,000 to USC Graduate Student



Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School Presents its Annual Auction Gala

The Altadena Library Foundation Announces Third Annual Taste of ‘Dena Event

Friends In Deed’s Announces Details of the 2019 Jazz on the Green


Giving Back: 

Founders of Brighton Collectibles, Terri and Jerry Kohl Make $7 Million Donation to Huntington Hospital Heart and Vascular Center

Pasadena Police “Officer of the Year” Aims to Build Students’ Confidence One Backpack at a Time


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