Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

Published : Saturday, October 12, 2019 | 3:56 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:

School Board Plans More Public Discussion of School Closures Before Decisions, Announces Town Hall

City of Pasadena Issues Red Flag Alert with Parking Restrictions, Effective Friday at 6 p.m.

Traumatized and Divided, Pasadena Unified Community Confronts Options for Closing a High School and Middle Schools Tonight

Douglas Kranwinkle Will Lead Rose Bowl Operating Company Board

Not One, But Two Marijuana Measures Now Appear Headed for March Election Ballot

Pasadena Public School Closures Continue, Next Come Middle Schools, Possibly a High School

Man Crossing Colorado Blvd. Run Down and Killed, Driver Flees But a Suspect is Found, Arrested

Rally Saturday Commemorates Young Pasadena Drowning Victim But Also Educates Parents on Summer Camps Safety

PUSD Parents Confront School Board, Council Members, Demand School Closures Be Rescinded

Rose Bowl Revenues Drop As Bruins Home Game Attendance Dries Up

Bitter Outcome for SweetFlower as Cannabis Retailer’s Bid for Prime Pasadena Location Ends in Council Chambers

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Senator Portantino Praises Pasadena Police Department’s Role in Anti-Recidivism Bill Signed by Governor Newsom

Former Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard Endorses Councilmember Victor Gordo in Mayor’s Race

City Adopts New Stricter State Building Codes for Fire Safety, Construction and Mechanical Codes

Activist Ryan Bell Throws Hat in District 6 Council Race Ring

Mayor Tornek Focuses on Top Issues of 2020 Mayoral Campaign

Council Faces Initiative Which Could Legalize Illegal Marijuana Dispensaries, Conflicts with Current Ordinances

Pasadena Paved Roads, Ranked Lower in Quality Than Surrounding Communities, About to Get a Funding Boost



Pasadena School Board President, Superintendent Address Community

Dr. Jack Paduntin Inaugurated as Pacific Oaks’ First Asian-American President

Pasadena Unified School Security Guard Accused of Facilitating Student Sex Encounter Put on Leave

Walk to School Day(s) Are Here, Reminding Us All to Be Ever Careful for Youngsters


Community News:

” Approaching 100 Years Old, Pasadena Rotary Celebrates”

Esther Nishio, Who Led Japanese-American Post World War II Re-Assimilation When She Attended Pasadena City College in 1944, Dead at 93

Boo! Halloween Pop-Up Opens for Scary Season

Grassroots Pasadena Organization Launches Traffic and Transportation Survey, Draws Criticism

Homeless Connect Day at Pasadena Tabernacle Corps a ‘Jovial’ Event that Brought Volunteers Together with Those in Need

NASA/JPL Engineer Tom Nolan kicks Off YWCA Pasadena’s “Hands on with an Expert” Series

Mosquitoes Love Rain Barrels

General Admission Tickets Go on Sale for Descanso Gardens’ Popular Light Show, Enchanted Forest of Light, October 15

Fire Family Foundation to Host Shoe Drive, Asks Pasadenans to get Involved to Help Firefighters in Need

Leadership Pasadena and the Junior League of Pasadena Thank Sponsors at Reception at Custom Comfort Mattress

New Neighborhood Survants Group Plans Peace Ride Through Pasadena Streets


Business Top Story:

Pasadena’s Thin Line Capital Announces New Energy/Sustainability Fund in Partnership with Wavemaker Partners

Pasadena-Headquartered Wetzel’s Pretzels Has Expansion Plans in the Oven


Public Safety:

Unlicensed Lawyer Sentenced to Over 4 Years in Federal Prison for Cheating ‘Clients’ and Fraudulently Seeking Income Tax Refunds

Pasadena Fire Dept. Units on Firelines in Calimesa, Sylmar Blazes

Covered Drains Caper Explained

Pasadena Police Release Details of Recent Critical Incidents

In Altadena, Authorities Prepare for Possible Electrical Outages

90 -Year-Old Woman Missing From Pasadena Retirement Community Found Safe, in Altadena

Man Arrested for Manslaughter, DUI in Sunday Morning’s Fatal Hit and Run

New Interoperable Radios for Pasadena’s First Responders to Replace Decade-Old Equipment



Literary Leverage: A Conversation with Caltech’s Jocelyn Holland

Boston Court Pasadena Announces The 5th Annual Z. Clark Branson Awards Gala Honoring Robbin Kelley

Pasadenan on Ice as Maple Leafs Bet on Local Prospect



The Women’s City Club of Pasadena Will Honoring Tournament of Roses President Laura Farber

Pasadena Education Network’s 10th Annual Poker Tournament Set for November



Planned Parenthood Pasadena Sees Almost 400 at Gala, Raises Funds

Saturday Saw Begowned, Black-Tied Guest Enjoy Burgers at Mountaintop Estate to Support Pasadena Boys & Girls Club


Giving Back: 

Lucille & Edward Roybal Foundation Raises Money for Local Community Educational Programs at Annual Legacy Gala in Pasadena

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