Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

Published : Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 4:36 AM

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 48 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Story:

Task Force Meets to Discuss the City’s “Crown Jewel”

In Initial Meeting Thursday, Pasadena’s Civic Center Task Force Will Attempt to Define Ground Rules and Goals

Arrested: 73-Year-Old Pasadena Man Who Allegedly Tried to Kidnap Woman, Then Slit Throat of Second Woman

Drama Continues: Council Rejects Controversial $9 Million Parking Lot Contract

After Review: City Recommends Approval of $9 Million Parking Lot Contract with Originally Approved Proposer

Police Ask Public’s Help to Identify Two Armed Suspects Who Robbed Verizon Store of $140,000 in iPhones at Gunpoint

Concern Over Pasadena Police License Plate Readers: Unwarranted Surveillance?

Emotional Final Appearance Gives Local High School Volleyball Player a Moment to Remember for Her Lifetime

Mt. Wilson Fire Holding at 50 Acres as Crews Brace for Monday’s Searing Temps, Santa Ana Winds

Top Stories of the Week 1 Year Ago

 

Government:

Rep. Chu Statement on Passage of Republican Budget

PUSD Board of Education Presented With Revised Budget Cuts, Details Of District-Wide Impact Not Yet Known

Mayor Tornek Feels ‘Much More Connected’ With the Arroyo Seco as Walks with the Mayor Series Ends This Week

Pasadena’s Public Works Updates City’s Municipal Services Committee about Devil’s Gate Project on Tuesday

City Council Likely to Approve Public Works Recommendation of $1.2 Million Increase in 2018 Capital Improvements Projects

Monday, Finance Committee to Hear Improved City Internal Audit Plan

 

Community News:

Starts Today: Craftsman Weekend, a Movable Feast Toasting the Arts and Crafts Movement

Millennials Splurging on Halloween Paraphernalia, Eschew Long-Term Saving, National Poll by Pasadena-Based Bank Reveals

Touching New Video by Purina Dog Chow Focuses on Relationship Between Pasadena Police K-9 “Brock” and His Handler Officer Brown

Community Health Alliance of Pasadena and L.A. Care Health Plan set to host a Health Insurance Enrollment Event in the City of Monrovia

Volunteers Take to the Streets to Fight Suicide

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Connie Rice Set as Keynote Speakers at SoCal Women’s Health/Beauty and Empowerment Conference & Expo

Guide: Pasadena Embraces ‘Dia de Los Muertos’ Weekend

First Tee of Greater Pasadena Helps Set Up Youth For A Hole-In-One In Life Success

Jericho Road Pasadena Announces New Board Members

Wallace! Jerry! Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

Celebrate the Season with a Los Altos Thanksgiving Centerpiece

The YWCA’s Women For Racial Justice Breakfast Served Up Hope Monday Morning

United Nations Association Pasadena Chapter Honors Local Nonprofit, Brings National Speaker To UN Day Celebration Tuesday

Thanksgiving Dinner at Pasadena Senior Center

 

Public Safety:

Two Men Rob Pasadena Verizon Store and Make Off With $140,000 in iPhone Loot

Man Crashes Car Into Pasadena Goodwill Store

Body Found During Mt. Wilson Blaze Has Been ID’d

Man Arrested in June with Cache of Weapons at Pasadena Gold Line Station Found Guilty

 

Education:

Caltech Graduate Students Named Finalists in Inventors Competition

Mayfield Junior School’s FUN Fall Fellowship Event Featuring Golf, Softball a ‘Big Hit’ with Parents, Friends

Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek Attends Hillsides Education Center Anniversary Celebration

How PCC Will Be Affected By Gov. Brown’s Decision to Cover First Year Students’ Community College Tuition

Caltech Elects Three New Trustees

Caltech Launches New Autonomous Systems Research Center

Learning Works to Throw Fifth Annual Invest in A Dropout Fundraiser

China Visit to Be Tackled in Pasadena Unified School Board Meeting on Thursday

ArtCenter College of Design Appoints New Trustee

 

Faces:

Marilyn Anderson Named 2017-2018 President of Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts

Pasadena Earthquake Expert Kenneth Hudnut to Receive National Award for Service, Leadership in Geodesy

A Noise Within Announces New Board Members Fall 2017

 

Benefits:

Freedom & Fashion Presents “Young Americans” Fashion Show Benefit

An Exotic Evening at the LA Zoo Helped Youngsters in Need