Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

Published : Sunday, September 22, 2019 | 3:26 AM

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 55 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Stories:

Pasadena Unified Board Could Decide to Close as Many as 4 Elementary Schools Next Thursday

Pasadena Resident Robert O’Brien Named National Security Adviser by President Trump

Civil Rights Warhorse Returns to Pasadena

Council Approves Madison Avenue Project after ‘Drastic’ Changes

Developer Takes Pasadena to Court Over Project Denial, Demands $14 Million in Damages

One Dead, One Recovering From Gunshot After Violent Altercation Outside Rose Bowl

Seven-Year Forecast Predicts Steadily Falling Enrollments at Pasadena Unified

Police Chief Reports Continuing Reduction in Major Crimes

Police: Young Man Shot Dead Near Rose Bowl Saturday a Victim of Circumstance

New Pasadena Humane Society Executive Director Defends Rate Hikes Despite Pushback by 8 Area Cities

Stung by Skyrocketing Price Hikes, Cities Confront Pasadena Humane Society Over Animal Control Costs, Warn They Must Explore Options

Top Stories of the Week 1 Year Ago

 

Government:

City Wins Los Angeles Excellence in Technology Award for PWP Online Rebate Portal

Assemblymember Chris Holden Accepting Applications for 2020 Young Legislators Program

Commission Considers Landmark Status for Avon Building, Site of Proposed Home Depot

Council Asks for Report on How Measure Legalizing Unlicensed Pasadena Marijuana Dispensaries Would Impact City

Time to Sleep and to Excel as Portantino’s School Late Start Bill Passes SB 328 is Now on the Governor’s Desk

County Validates Signatures, Initiative Legalizing Unlicensed Pasadena Marijuana Dispensaries Officially Qualifies for Ballot

Local Lawmakers Tout Rent Control, ADU Reforms, School Later Start, and Teacher Raises, in Town Hall Meeting

One Year After 13-Hour Standoff on Colorado Street Bridge, Suicide Prevention Plans for the Span Set for Public Discussion

 

Education:

New 975-Student Boarding School Announces Groundbreaking on 16-Acre Pasadena Campus

Alverno Heights Academy Seniors and Freshmen Enjoy Big and Little Sister Lunch

Sequoyah School Students Will Join Climate Strike

Pasadena Neighborhood Leader, City Commissioner Tammy Silver Launches Campaign for PCC Board of Trustees

 

Community News:

Hawaiian Standoff Notwithstanding, Work on Thirty Meter Telescope Moves Forward in Pasadena

The Battle for Mental Health is Real for Local First Responders Who Put Their Lives on the Line

Space Exploration to be Focus of The Masters Series at Pasadena Senior Center

Sponsor the Salvation Army 6th Annual Red Kettle Kickoff Breakfast

Cal Poly Pomona Moves Ahead With $4.3 Million Rose Float Lab and Design Complex

Bill Bryson, Cookbooks and More at the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Best Used Book Sale

Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

Pacific PACE Program by WelBeHealth, Designed as a One-Stop-Shop for Senior Care Services, Opens in Pasadena

Generations Later, Great-Granddaughter Continues Family’s Search for Rare Oil Portrait of Prominent Pasadena Oil Executive Nelson A. Howard

Masons Honor Three Who Have “Served Beyond the Call of Duty”

Funding Opportunity for Nonprofit Organizations Looking to Hire Summer Interns for Arts Programs

Newcomers and Friends of San Gabriel Valley Invites Local Residents to General Meeting

Leadership Pasadena Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Venerable Pasadena Women’s City Club Rebrands Itself

 

Business Top Story:

Home-Grown Pasadena Baristas Land at Hollywood Burbank Airport

Pasadena Office Occupancy Tops Glendale, Downtown L.A.

Tech CEO Gladys Kong On Why Business and Culture in Pasadena Are the Perfect Match For Having Fun While Growing A Digital Empire

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Achieves GRESB 5 Star Rating

 

Public Safety:

Treat Youth Violence Like an Epidemic, Says Pasadena Health Department

Wildfire Season Has Started: Red Cross Urges Pasadena to Get Prepared

Police Announce New Development in 2013 Pasadena Murder Case

Police Plan to Replace Water-Filled Security Roadblocks at Rose Parade With New Anti-Terrorism Vehicle Barriers

Electrical Fire in Two-Unit Bungalow Displaces 7 Residents, 2 Pets

 

Faces: 

Three New Board Members at Pasadena Senior Center

Kidspace Children’s Museum Announces Executive Change After 8 Years of Visionary Leadership

Eddie Casey, Cornelius Greene, Matt Leinart and Jacque Robinson to be Inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Class of 2019

Boston Court Pasadena Announces Leadership, Programming Changes

PCC Superintendent/President Will Envision the College’s Second Century in Rotary Address Wednesday

 

Giving Back: 

Hillsides Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Opens Landmark $18.2 Million Student Center in Pasadena Today

Ronald McDonald House a Little Cooler Thanks to Pasadena’s Aire Serv Crew

University Club Becomes First Pasadena Community Foundation Scholars Community Partner

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