Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

Published : Friday, November 3, 2017 | 4:09 PM

Top Stories of the Week

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 50 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Stories:

Pasadena City Council to Vote on Officially Banning Marijuana Cultivation, Sales

Overlooked Treasure: The First Evidence of Exoplanets, Filed in a Pasadena Storeroom for a Century

Police Disclose Automatic License Plate Reader “Surveillance Records” to Local Civil Liberties Activist

City Council Delays Vote About Voting, Opts for Public Outreach First

Council Hammers Out Changing City Election Cycle

Gary Sinise Will be Grand Marshal of the 2018 Rose Parade

Top Stories of the Week 1 Year Ago

 

Government:

Pasadena Police Department to Patrol Local Metro Stations?

California’s Brown Appoints 34 Superior Court Judges, Including 3 from Pasadena, 1 from Altadena

Police Chief, City Manager Expected at Discussion of Investigative Technology Deployed by Pasadena Police

City Council Expected to Approve $1 Million Contract to Provide Job Training Services

 

Education:

California Credit Union Showcases Blair High School Jazz Band During Pasadena Member Appreciation Week

It’s Turkey Tussle Time, and the Rivalry is Alive For John Muir and Pasadena High Schools

Five, Including Former Pasadena Mayor, Elected to the Caltech Associates Board

 

Community News:

Panda Express Celebrates its Tasty “Orange Chicken” Invented in Pasadena and Now Served to 285,000 Diners a Day

Pasadena Public Library’s New Social Worker Program Partners to Help the Homeless

Kick Off Your Handmade Holiday Shopping at Jackalope

Pasadena’s Ability First is Holding A Job Fair

On Halloween 81 Years Ago, JPL Came Into Being

Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

Huntington Hospital Earns “A” Grade for Patient Safety in Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Get Ready to Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery, Update Your Disaster Supplies This Sunday

Five Iconic Horror Film Locations in Pasadena

Foothill Transit Fare Hikes, Line Eliminations Will Affect Pasadena Commuters

Veterans Day, Free Admission to U.S. Military and Veterans on November 10

Former District Attorney, Pasadenan John Van de Kamp, Six Others Remembered on Criminal Justice Wall of Fame

Sierra Madre Playhouse Offers The Ugly Lamp Contest, with Fun Prizes

 

Business Top Story:

Legal Investigation of Pasadena’s General Finance Corporation Announced

The Luxe, a 131-Unit Pasadena Development, Sold To Chinese Investor for $57.2 Million

 

Public Safety:

High Speed CHP Chase Starting in Orange County Ends in Old Pasadena Thursday Night Near Where Dozens Await iPhone Release

Police Seek Battery Suspect Who Targets Women

Federal Case to be Heard in Pasadena Affects Hundreds of Arizona Miners

Police: Tips to Keep Your Packages Safe During the Holidays

Two Car Collision Causes Vegetation Fire in Pasadena Yesterday

Police Report Shots Fired On Pepper Street On Halloween Night

Two Men Escape Injury After Gunshot is Fired from Passing Car

Police: Halloween Safety Tips

Pasadena Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Drunken Crash That Killed Infant

73-Year-Old Man Charged with Slitting Woman’s Throat, Animal Cruelty

Two Detained on Suspicion of Arson After Blaze Burns Half-Acre on Mountainside North of Pasadena, Altadena

Caltrans Closes Westbound Foothill Freeway I-210 Tunnel Connector to Del Mar/California Blvd. Exit For Upgrades Starting Today

 

Faces:

Caltech Celebrates Its Newest Nobel Laureates

Marty Coleman will Lead the 40th Pasadena Doo Dah Parade as Grand Marshal

The Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation: Bridging the Gap in the World of Performing Arts

Caltech Neuroscientist Receives Early-Career Inventor Award

Hillsides Honors Assemblymember Chris Holden for his Legislative Leadership Concerning Foster Youth and Housing

 

Benefits:

Pasadena-Altadena Links to Host “Diamonds and Pearls – A Winter Wonderland” Benefit Brunch

Tinseltown Twinkles Into Pasadena in the 26th Annual Wreath Auction Charity Event

 

Giving Back:

A Band Dedicated to Spreading Music to the Less Fortunate Kicks Off Tour at Union Station Homeless Services

 

Gatherings:

Pasadena Residents Raise Money for At-Risk Youth at 2017 Mentor Awards Gala