Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

Published : Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 5:12 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:

Judge Sides with Pasadena, Marijuana Measure Blocked From March Ballot

Pasadena Unified Misses Interim Budget Target, Overspends by $3.5 Million

Pasadena Should Sue State to Protect Local Control Over Housing

Council Grapples With Glut of Far-Reaching State Bills Aimed at Increasing Housing, Decreasing Homelessness

Geologists Release First New Seismic Hazard Model in Five Years, Risk to Pasadena Reaffirmed

PUSD’s Updated Count Reveals Larger Loss of Students Than Initially Reported, Exceeds 1,050 Over Past Two School Years

IT Chief Will Detail How Pasadena’s Online Operations Dashboard Keeps City Safe and Secure During Rose Parade, Rose Bowl

Caltech’s Affair with the Nobel Prize Recalled as Awards Ceremonies Unfold Today in Norway and Sweden

Challengers Aplenty for Pasadena’s March 2020 Elections

Top Stories of the Week 1 Year Ago



A Close-Up Look at District 2 Candidate Felicia Williams

March 2020 Election Forum and Debate Calendar

Los Angeles County’s Mapping Tool Illustrates Homeless/Housing Needs

Longtime Pasadena City Employees Honored

Council Extends Emergency Moratorium on Demolitions of Undesignated Historic Homes

Congressmembers Adam Schiff and Judy Chu Endorse Steve Madison for Pasadena City Council

Joy in Abundance at Councilmember Kennedy’s Overflowing Holiday Gathering

Developers of Massive 10 West Walnut Development Will Update Council on Project Progress

City Committee, Council Likely to Proceed with First Major Overhaul of Pasadena First Responder Communications in a Decade



ArtCenter Showcases Its Fall Class With Creative Grad Show at the Convention Center


Community News:

Ice House Fundraiser for Hillsides Raises More Than $8,000

” Need for Volunteers Blossoms as Pasadena’s Rose Parade Floats Flower Up”

Pasadena-Area Home Buyers and Sellers Can Make the Most of Their Efforts with a Little ‘Smart Planning’ in 2020, Realtors Advise

Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau Hosted Its 36th Annual Visitor Hotline Ribbon Cutting

Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

2020 Rose Parade Float Celebrates Caregivers as Everyday Heroes

Rose Bowl Game Teams Announced: Oregon Ducks Will Face Wisconsin Badgers

Cord and Tish Won’t Return to the Announcer’s Booth for the 2020 Rose Parade


Business Top Story:

Alexandria Real Estate Equities Launch First-of-Its-Kind Center to Catalyze Biotech Innovation and Manufacturing

New Piano Bar Launches in Old Pasadena


Public Safety:

Pasadena Man Sentenced for 2016 Death of Motorcyclist

Help Pasadena Police Identify These Suspects

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over This Holiday Season

Pasadena Police Chief Will Discuss Security Measures for the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl Game

“Dangerous” Increase in Number of Local Children Vaping Prompts Today’s e-Cigarette Workshop

City Reminds Residents of Christmas Tree Dangers, Offers Lighting Safety Tips

Pasadena Teen Father Sentenced to 25 Years to Life For Killing Infant Son

Judge Will Decide if Killer of Popular Pasadena Chef and His Wife Was Sane at Time of Murders


Giving Back: 

Rotary Clubs and Local Organizations Bring Smiles to Kids by Gifting 250 Holiday Bikes

Foster Families Learn Financial Literacy in Partnership with The Pasadena Service Federal Credit Union



Giving Tuesday Event Honors Bishop David O’Connell in Support of Wells of Life Working to End Poverty in Uganda

Caltech’s Kornfield and Dervan Named to National Academy of Inventors



Give to the Ron Snyder Holiday Gift and Toy Drive and Support Union Station



International Human Rights Day to be Celebrated Today by United Nations Association Pasadena Chapter, Pasadena Mayor at Day One