Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

Published : Friday, August 30, 2019 | 7:43 AM

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 44 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Stories:

Spurned Cannabis Retail Applicant Vows Lawsuit Against City

Pasadena Unified Takes First Steps Towards $850 Million Bond Measure in 2020

City Attorney Looking Into Allegation “Favorable Treatment” Was Given to At Least One Cannabis Retail Finalist

Sunday’s Eagle Rock Fire Could Have Easily Happened In Pasadena

Pasadena Unified Weighs Closing Schools as Enrollment Continues to Shrink

Caltech Researchers Unlock Secrets of How Memories Form, and Fade

New Union Station Programs Chief Aims to Maintain Standards, Keep Tabs on Innovations in Homeless Services

Chick-fil-A Expected to Propose Second Pasadena Restaurant at District 5 Town Hall Meeting Tonight

Pasadena Unified School Closures Loom Again, But Parents Reactions Seem Different Than in Previous Years

Council Votes to Reconsider Controversial Housing Project It Failed to Approve Last Month

Controversial South Los Robles Project, Blocked by Council’s Tie Votes After Hours-Long July Hearing, Back for Reconsideration

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Council Approves Contract for Bike Boulevards Analysis

Pasadena Teens’ Vape Use Matches Increase at County Level

City Hall and Many City Services Will be Closed on Monday, Sept. 2, in Observance of Labor Day

State, Pasadena Mayor Push Back Against Professor’s Comparison of East Pasadena Toxic Cleanup to Deadly Indiana Site

Some Gutters, Curbs and Sidewalks Would Be Less Trippy if Motion Passes Monday

City of Pasadena’s Municipal Liability Insurance Premiums Balloon 307% as Lawsuits Rise Statewide

Holden Looks to Save Bill Ensuring 710 Extension Removed from State Highway Plan

Faced With Confusion, Pasadena Clarifies Its Tenant Protection Ordinance With a Set of Administrative Regulations



Pasadena School Board Board Hears Presentation on Proposed $850 Million Bond Measure Survey

Immaculate Heart Students Celebrate New School Year


Community News:

Pasadena’s Architects Lead the Public by Design

“Apollo 11? Grounded After Pasadena Premiere

Jericho Road Pasadena Hosts Workshops on Effective Nonprofit Boards

Oscar de la Hoya Promotes Professional ‘Fights Under the Lights’ Charity Event at Pasadena City Hall Friday Night

USC Football Coach Clay Helton Kicks Off Pasadena Quarterbacks Season This Friday

Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

Villa-Parke Boxers Win Their Matches During Fourth Annual Centennial Square Boxing Show at Pasadena City Hall

Pasadena’s ‘Dynasty’ Mansion is Sold, But For $12 Million Less Than Original Asking

West Nile Virus Claims Another Victim, Officials Say Don’t Take Chances

Some Stones Fans “Get Rolled” with StubHub Tix

Cannabis Convention Bound for Pasadena Next Month


Business Top Story:

Pasadena-Based Blaze Pizza CEO Jim Mizes Retires


Public Safety:

Pasadena Man Accused of Killing Elderly Arcadia Woman Pleads Not Guilty

City Launches Pilot Program to Address Homeless Loitering, Crime at Pasadena Gold Line Stations



Rose Bowl Moves Closer to Statue Honoring Sportscaster Keith Jackson

Robert Smith of The Cure Will Donates Custom Guitar to Benefit Charity at Saturday’s Pasadena Daydream Festival

Pasadena Area League of Women Voters Passes the Gavel to Pat Coulter

Pasadena’s Michael Des Barres: Longevity in Business and Music Depends on Positive Attitude, Says 71-Year-Old Rocker

Former Pasadena Transportation Chief Talks City Planning on Podcast



49th Annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine and Cuisine Tasting Benefit Announced


Giving Back: 

Dog Haus Helping Hungry Kids One Chicken Grilled Cheese at a Time



Chef Apprentices’ Talents Shine at the Hillsides Culinary Apprenticeship Dinner





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