Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

Published : Friday, May 19, 2017 | 4:29 PM

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 51 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Story:

How to Survive Pasadena’s Jamzilla Weekend

City Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Claiming Pasadena Police Officer Had His Sister Falsely Arrested

The City is Doing Fine Economically, but Could be Even Stronger

Council Approves Ordinance to Shut Off Water, Power to Illegal Pot Dispensaries

Council Considers Ordinance That Would Cut Water, Power to Illegal Businesses

Metro Ad Hoc Committee Shuns 710 Extension Tunnel, Recommends Board Fund Alternatives at May 25 Meeting

Public Safety Committee Hears Call for Police to Start Collecting Racial Profiling Data

Pasadena’s Cycling Community Will Ride In Silence to Honor Loved Ones Killed On the Streets

Holden Asks Metro Board to Eliminate 710 Tunnel From Extension Options

 

Government:

Obama Freeway Proposal Passes State Senate

Learn How to Install Your Own Laundry-to-Landscape Greywater System at City Workshop

Pasadena Environmental Group Behind Drive to Extend California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standards

Pasadena Federal Judge Hears Monday Arguments in President Trump’s Travel Ban Case

Accessory Dwelling Unit Funding Program Expected to Dominate City Committee Meeting

City Council Agenda for Monday Marks Opening of Budget Public Hearings

 

Education:

Wilson Middle School’s Jason Taylor Named Pasadena Unified Teacher of the Year

Caltech Program Delivers Science to Local Elementary School

Young McKinley School of the Arts Actors Stage “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

Pacific Oaks Appoints New Executive Director for Pacific Oaks Children’s School

WesternU Kicks Off Three Days of Commencement Ceremonies in Pasadena

Unplug? Healthy and Unhealthy Uses of Social Media

Pasadena Unified Loses Funding for American Sign Language Program at Marshall, Explores Alternatives

Altadena Elementary School Campus Renovation Buoys Hopes for Boosted Student Enrollment

The Right Fit: What Kind of School?

Marshall Fundamental Team Wins Big at Los Angeles County’s Math Field Day

Pasadena Students Treated to Arroyo Seco Weekend Job Shadow Day

 

Business Top Story:

Pasadena-Based Rental History Reporting Company Gets High Net Promoter Score

This Car is So Special, Pasadena Luxury Motor Dealership Has Only One

Ralphs Grocery is Hiring at Pasadena Locations on Saturday

Pasadena’s Parsons Takes Home Eleven 2017 Hermes Creative Awards

 

Community News:

Five Acres Reveals Auction Items and Raffle Prizes for “A Red Carpet Affair” Gala

Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena Wine Auction Raised $75,000 To Keep Summer Programs Vibrant, Going Strong

Unconfirmed West Pasadena Mountain Lion Sightings in Lead Up to Weekend’s “Co-Existing with Wildlife” Forum

Katrina! Lavender! Here Are the Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

Wednesday, Pasadena Rotary Honors Five Local Superstar Teachers

Summer 2017 at Descanso Gardens

Restoration of Pasadena’s Central Library Facade, Built in 1927, Is Underway

 

Public Safety:

Two Armed Men Reportedly Attempt to Break Into Verizon Store in East Pasadena

Police Pursuit Ends in Arrest

Man Arrested for Shoplifting, Attempted Assault

Car Theft Suspect Arrested, Stolen Vehicle Recovered

National Fire Service Day and Police Open House Saturday See Hundreds

Jurors Convict Popeye Louisiana Kitchen Shooter

 

Faces:

Dr. Susana Smith Bautista Appointed Executive Director of the Pasadena Museum of California Art

Brian DeHaan Leaving Maranatha High School After 11 Successful Years; Athletic Director Credited with Changing Culture

Pasadena Humane Society Welcomes Three New Board Members

Pasadena Resident Michael Vallante Appointed U.S. Small Business Administration Regional Administrator

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena Appoints New Director of Revenue Management

Caltech Chemistry Professor Awarded Feynman Teaching Prize

 

Giving Back:

Two Men And A Truck Wraps Up Movers for Moms Drive to Help Mothers in Shelters

Hillsides Receives $5,000 Grant from Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts

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