Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

Published : Saturday, June 10, 2017 | 5:55 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 Story:

Pasadena Police Chief Suspends Issuing Firearm Waiver Letters, Which Can Allow Officers to Buy Guns the Public Can’t

Debate Flourishes Over Whether to Rename La Loma Bridge

Designing Pasadena’s Gateway: Finalist Artists Unveil Visions for Glenarm Power Plant Public Art Project

Pasadena Won’t Join Paris Climate Accord Submission

Local Sections of 3 Freeways Will Feel Impact of Construction Work All Week

Vice Mayor Kennedy’s Town Hall Draws One of Hollywood’s Most Powerful

Pasadena Playhouse Production Playwright Tackles Immigrants Rights and The Constitution

Is Mansionization Threatening to Overwhelm Pasadena’s Neighborhoods?

Infrequent Zoning Appeals Hearings Are Choking Local Development, Attorney Says

 

Government:

Pasadena Celebrates 131st Birthday with Sunday Bash Open to All Residents

Rep. Chu Introduces Bill to Expand Acupuncture Access to Veterans

Portantino Joins Senate President De León to Increase Cal Grants for Community College Students

Pasadena Community Health Needs Assessment Now Available

Trump May Nominate Controversial Former Pasadena Bank CEO to Become Comptroller of the Currency

Speaking as a Private Citizen, Vice Mayor Makes an Appeal to Residents

Los Angeles County Supervisors Vote to End Public Defender Registration Fee

Assemblymember Holden Honors 41st Assembly District’s “Small Business of the Year”

Senator Portantino Names Pasadena’s Heidar Baba Grill as Small Business of the Year

Pasadena Assemblymember Chris Holden Authors 10 Bills Now Advancing to State Senate

 

Education:

Pasadena Community College Board Approves Hiring New Instructors

Madison Elementary Parents Ask Pasadena Unified Superintendent to Keep Juan Ruelas as Principal

McKinley School of the Arts Principal Charles R. Heaton Resigns, Accepts New Position in Los Angeles

Flintridge Center Launches New Session of SKILLZ Summer School This Week

Pasadena Unified Principal Juan Ruelas Reportedly Promoted, Won’t Return to Madison Elementary Next Year

Pacific Oaks College Solidifies Roots in Northwest Pasadena with Property Purchase

Caltech Program Fosters Scientific Curiosity in Pasadena Unified Students

 

Community News:

Caltech Scientists Find the Brain’s Wiring That Controls Staying Awake, Possibly a Breakthrough for Treating Insomnia

$3 Roundtrip Bus Service to Santa Monica Beaches From Altadena Begins June 13

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema to Feature 19 Films in Predominantly Outdoor Free Settings

Pasadena Playhouse Production Playwright Tackles Immigrants Rights and The Constitution

Pasadena Community Health Needs Assessment Now Available

Get Healthy Pasadena 2017 Is Almost Here: Free Health Screenings for All Adults On June 24th at PCC

Arroyo Seco Weekend Will Include a Kidspace Family Area

Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

Classic Horror Movie Remake Underway in Pasadena?

Jackie Robinson Statue Will be Installed Outside the Rose Bowl

Registration Open for YWCA Pasadena Girls Empowerment Summer Camp

As Shelter Fills During Warmer Months, Pasadena Humane Society to Hold “Free Adoption Day” June 22

Pacific Oaks College Solidifies Roots in Northwest Pasadena with Property Purchase

Caltech Professor is Cracking the Code of Facial Recognition

Caltech Program Fosters Scientific Curiosity in Pasadena Unified Students

Hillsides Hosting 8th Annual Farm to Table Dinner in Pasadena on June 25

 

Business Top Story:

Today’s Pasadena Summit Spotlights the Crippling Damage to Small Businesses Inflicted by Frivolous Lawsuits

British Petroleum Ventures Invests $20 Million in Pasadena-Based Artificial Intelligence Development Program

Award-Winning Pasadena Mezcal Producer Kimo Sabe Announces Limited Release of Rare Luxury Mezcals

Pasadena Angels Among Backers as Local Reproductive Health Company Episona Raises $4 Million Seed Round Money for Expansion

 

Public Safety:

Grieving Pasadena Mother Hires Attorney in Shooting Death of Her 15-Year-Old Son

Pasadena Mother Searches for Missing 16-Year-Old Son

Pasadena Man Arrested for Alleged Stealing, Stabbing

 

Faces:

Caltech Postdoc a Future Astronaut

La Salle Baseball Coach Mike Parisi Won’t Return for 2018 Season

Pasadena Sports Now Names High School Baseball All-Stars

Caltech Geological and Planetary Sciences Grads Return for 90th Anniversary

Five Acres Announces Floe Financial Partners Sponsorship

 

Benefits:

Cancer Support Community Pasadena’s 7th Annual Poker Bowl

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