Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

Published : Friday, October 20, 2017 | 4:56 PM

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 40 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Story:

Getting to Know 2018 Rose Queen Isabella, 100th Queen of the Rose Parade

Tournament of Roses Announces 100th Rose Queen Isabella Marez

ACLU Urges City, Police to Terminate Relationship with Social Media Monitor Spokeo

Non-Binding Tally Shows Majority of Councilmembers Favor Adopting State Election Cycle

City Council to Consider New Election Cycle

Pasadena Undergoes Multi-Million Dollar Hospitality Makeover

Pasadena Police Use of Force in Arrests Less than 1% in 2017, Chief Reports

A Sneak Peek Inside the Life on the Tournament of Roses Royal Court Ahead of Tonight’s Coronation

Fire Burns Near Mt. Wilson Observatory, Communication Towers This Morning

Turn Parking Lots into Parks? Council to Consider New Plans

Top Stories of the Week 1 Year Ago

 

Government:

Mayor Tornek Delivers Inspiring Words About Volunteerism to High School Students from Steps of City Hall

Local Congresswoman Joins U.S. House Leaders on Women’s Rights Introduce Bill to Continue Access to Birth Control

Public Safety Committee to Fire Department, Public Works: ‘Come back with Priority List’ of Fire Station Fixes

Vice President Joe Biden Kicks Off the Distinguished Speaker Series in Pasadena on October 25

Opinions Range at Accessory Dwelling Unit Town Hall Meeting Tuesday

City Announces Tax Hike for Property Owners to Pay for Mosquito Abatement

 

Community News:

Launch Party Toasts “Beauty and the Beast – A Christmas Rose”

YWCA Pasadena “Women for Racial Justice Breakfast” Will Be Held Monday

Arts and Crafts Fair at Golden Oaks

Artist Sonia Romero Creates “Wings of the Dead” Community Altar for Old Pasadena Day of the Dead Celebration

Free Flu Clinics in Pasadena Now Through November 15

Mei Mei! Chloe! Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

With Three Big Events, It’s Two Busy Weeks Ahead for Altadena Historical Society

Free Flu Vaccine Clinic This Wednesday

Five Acres Campaigns, Digitally, to Raise Awareness for Foster Care, Adoption

ChapCare Awarded Capital Grant by the Green Foundation

2,400 Descend Upon Pasadena City Hall for “Diner en Blanc”

Black Tie and Burgers Raises Fun and Funds for the Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena

Under Warm and Sunny Skies on the Edge of the Arroyo, AbilityFirst’s 43rd Annual Festival of Fall Gourmet Food & Drink Event

 

Public Safety:

Halloween Safety Tips from the Pasadena Fire Department

Charred Body Found on Mt. Wilson Near Wildfire

A Quick Guide to the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety

Fire Department Report Concludes Though No Seismic Retrofits Needed, Six of Eight City Fire Stations Do Not Meet Current Building Codes

Pasadena Police Arrest Bank Robber Wanted by the FBI

 

Faces:

Chris Thile Brings A Prairie Home Companion Back to Pasadena for A Live Broadcast

 

Benefits:

Celebrate 55 Years with Outward Bound Adventures

 

Giving Back:

University of San Diego Receives $1 Million Grant from Pasadena Foundation

 

Gatherings:

Liz Rusnak Arizmendi and Susan Noce Honored By Hillsides for Their Work with Children in Foster Care

Rowe and Gayle Giesen Trust Holds Fundraiser

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