Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of The Week

Published : Sunday, January 12, 2020 | 5:37 AM

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 45 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Stories:

Pasadena Reports its First Influenza-Related Death in a Season Which Hasn’t Peaked Yet

Candidates Agree on Problems, But Not Their Solutions, in First 2020 Campaign Forum

This Year’s State of the City Speech Expected to Have a Different Tone

Trump Jets National Security Adviser From Pasadena Family Christmas to Mar-a-Lago for Advice Before Strike on Iranian General

Unsuccessful Pasadena Cannabis License Applicant Says Pasadena’s Restrictive Process Creates Marijuana Black Market

Police Sweep Up Hundreds of Illegal Guns a Year Off Pasadena Streets

Second Expelled LGBTQ Fuller Student Joins Lawsuit, $2 Million Damages Asked

Cancer Survivor Who Couldn’t Ride in Rose Parade, Gets Her Own Private Parade Monday

Mayoral Prospect Major Williams Holds Two-Hour Town Hall, First Public Forum by Candidate in 2020 Mayoral Race

Top Stories of the Week 1 Year Ago

 

Government:

Local Leaders Hail $1.4 Billion Newsom Executive Order to Address Homelessness

Assemblymember Holden Accepting Nominations for Annual Women of the Year Celebration

Senator Portantino Introduces Bill Shielding School District Employees From Financial Harm During Natural Disasters

City Tallies 29 Closures of Illegally Operated Marijuana Dispensaries, Two Remain Open

New State Housing Laws Begin to Take Effect in Pasadena

Councilmember Victor Gordo’s Mayoral Campaign Announces Neighborhood Rally and Walk

Sierra Madre Mayor Harabedian, Running for Los Angeles County’s 5th Supervisorial District, Picks Up Key Endorsement

January a Key Month for Future of Historic Julia Morgan YWCA Building in Civic Center

 

Education:

Lawyer: LGBTQ Suit Against Fuller Seminary Isn’t Really About Discrimination, It’s About Religious Freedom

Sierra Madre Civic Club Offers Educational Awards to High School Seniors

New PCC Superintendent/President Endrijonas Officially ‘Invested’ as 16th School Leader

Kaiser Permanente’s New Medical School in Pasadena Announces Director of Global Health

Marshall Fundamental Secondary School Hosts Shadow Days for Potential Middle and High School Students

 

Community News:

Cheeseburger Week Will Celebrate the Invention of the Cheeseburger in Pasadena Back in 1924

Pasadena’s USC Pacific Asia Museum Announces Contemporary Art Exhibitions and New Initiatives for 2020

Descanso Gardens to Receive “Peace Tree” from Hiroshima Survivor Tree Group

Armenian National Committee of America Local Chapter Endorses City Council District 6 Incumbent Steve Madison

Oscar Ceremony to Go Host-Less for Second Year in a Row, Pasadena Announcement Reveals

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Life and Legacy Celebrated in Upcoming Pasadena Events

Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

Tournament of Roses President to Recap Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Game

Little Change To Southland Gas Prices

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream, for Veganindulgence

 

Business Top Story:

Huntington Hospital Names Brad McCoy, Vice President, Construction, Facilities and Real Estate

High-Flying Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Appoints James Hassard as Chief Commercial Officer

Pasadena’s Dog Bakery Expands With Southland Locations

 

Public Safety:

Two Injured, One Critically, As Speeding Truck Strikes Car Making Illegal U-Turn

Over $80,000 In Fines and Penalties Assessed Against Local Bakery for Minimum Wage and Other Work Violations

Woman Arrested by Pasadena Police Pleads Not Guilty in L.A. Fire That Killed Two People

Pasadena Police Release Details of Recent Critical Incidents

 

Faces:

CEO and Chief Medical Officer of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Will Speak at USC Trojan Affiliates Membership Coffee

Denise Wong to Take the Reins as CEO of Pasadena Agency, One & All

Local Architect/Urbanist David Wolf is Dead at 54

Noted Futurist and Pasadena Resident Syd Mead Dies at 86

Cellular Deep-Learning: A Conversation With Caltech’s David Van Valen

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