Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories Last Week

Published : Saturday, June 17, 2017 | 3:35 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 Story:

How Many Non-Profits Are Based in Pasadena? Local Group Says They Know the Correct Answer

North Pasadena Vons, Landlord Reach Deal Keeping Market Open Until “At Least Early 2018?

Eight Duarte Gang Members Arrested by Pasadena Detectives for Multiple Murders, Attempted Murders

La Loma Bridge Will Be Renamed for John Van de Kamp

Pasadena Police Think They Captured the “Dual Valley Bandit,” Responsible for 11 Bank Heists

How to Beat the Heat in Pasadena This Weekend

Meteoric Rise in Number of Airbnb Accommodations Prompts Regulations Recommendation

Accused Pasadena Bank Robber Worked in Hollywood Special Effects Industry, Lived Lavish Lifestyle

‘New Deal’ Era Mural at McKinley School, Carefully Restored After Civic Effort Raises $100,000, is Unveiled

Hundreds Join in Celebration of Pasadena’s 131st Birthday

 

Government:

Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Statement on Budget Agreement

Portantino Acclaims State Budget for Unprecedented Increase in Education Spending

Small Business Committee Approves Rep. Chu Bill to Increase Small Business Investment

Pasadena Considers New Revenue Options, Including Higher Taxes and Fees

Barger Expresses Confidence in New Leadership for Coroner’s Office

Pasadena Community Foundation Will Award Over $625,000 in Grants to Local Heroes This Week

County Credit Rating Upgrade Points to the Need to Maintain Strong Fiscal Discipline

50 New Affordable Housing Units Coming to Pasadena, as Demand Continues to Outpace Supply

Student Art Contest, Educational Scholarship Winners Announced by Pasadena Water and Water

City Committee to Reflect on Pasadena’s Water Supply Tuesday

Summer Jobs for Youth Program Gets $40,000 in Additional Funding, Will Offer Almost 200 Jobs

 

Education:

Mayfield Class of 2017 Urged to Have Spiritual Grit and “Let Purpose Fill Your Life”

New Caltech Astronomy Professor Writing the Next Chapter in the Search for Habitable Worlds

Foothill Family Celebrates Teen Family Services Class of 2017 Graduates

Pasadena Educational Foundation’s Summer Enrichment Program Kicks-Off A Fun-Filled Summer of Learning and Exploration

Hillsides Approved as Continuing Education Provider

Parent Volunteers, Spearhead Radical Acceleration Math Class for PUSD Students With Amazing Results

Gamma Zeta Boule Foundation Hosts LAMP Mentor Awards Luncheon

Fuller Theological Seminary, Pacific Oaks College Will Present Forum on “Immigration Rights and Mental Health Care”

Student Art Contest, Educational Scholarship Winners Announced by Pasadena Water and Water

Pasadena City College Will Extend Pathways Program to Third Year Students

 

Community News:

AIGA LA to Honor Top Design Innovators

Pasadenans will Gather to Remember the Genius Local Writer Who was Octavia Butler

The Pasadena Public Library is Celebrating National Health Month, with Films and Programs

Caltech Alumnus Jerry Nelson, Father of Keck Telescope, Passes Away

Fibromyalgia/Arthritis Support Group at La Canada Presbyterian Church

Paseo Colorado Celebrates 25-Year Anniversary of Pasadena Chalk Festival

Former Astronaut to Deliver Caltech’s 2017 Commencement Address

Bubbles! Moe! Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

Rose Bowl Readies for Largest Fourth of July Fireworks Show in Southern California

Free Concerts in the Park Hosted by Pasadena Senior Center

Fourth of July Lunch Party at Pasadena Senior Center

Pasadena Daughters of the American Revolution Recognizes Wellness Works for “Not on Our Watch” Veterans Program

Pasadena Ticket Central Offers Locals Discounted Tickets to Events Throughout Southern California

USC Pacific Asia Museum to Install HVAC System and Transform Permanent Collections Storage into a State-of-the-Art Facility

ArtCenter Alumnus John Parra Cooks Up a Mailable Feast for the United States Postal Service

 

Business Top Story:

Pasadena Chamber Of Commerce Will Launch New Foundation That Gives High Schoolers Valuable Work Experience

Bank of America Settles $1.9 Million Consumer Protection Lawsuit with Los Angeles County District Attorney

Pasadena-based Alexandria Announces Opening of LaunchLabs

 

Public Safety:

City: All Fireworks Are Illegal in Pasadena; Violators Face Jail Time

Rising Crescendo of Fireworks Explosions Put Jittery Residents on Edge

Pasadena Police May Have Captured the “Dual Valley Bandit”

 

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