Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

Published : Saturday, December 16, 2017 | 6:10 AM

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 47 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Stories:

Hollywood Picks Pasadena as New Location to Live

Pasadena Releases Police Videos of Violent Arrest During Which Suspect’s Leg was Broken

Pasadena Hot Meals Program Celebrates 7 Years and 125,000 Meals Served

Pasadena Unified Board to Vote on Statewide Election Resolution

Pasadena Will Release Officers Body Worn Camera Videos of Incident in Which Man’s Leg Was Broken During Arrest by Police

Drama as Tense Standoff with High-Speed Pursuit Suspect Closes Pasadena Street

Artificial Intelligence Uses JPL Data to Make Important Discovery in Far-off Solar System

Pasadena Unified’s Special Education Program Faces Severe Cuts, and It’s Not Alone Among the Imperiled

Black Lives Matters Activist Probation Status Reinstated, Misdemeanor Charges Dropped

City Council Passes Resolution to End City-Run Elections, and Move to State Election Cycle

Pasadena to Formalize Dramatic Change in Municipal Voting, Move to State Election Cycle

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Council Approves ‘Granny Flat’ Amendments After Hours of Public Comment, Discussion

Six Women Accuse 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Federal Judge Based in Pasadena of Sexual Misconduct



Anthony R. Fellow Elected President of the PCC Board of Trustees


Community News:

Old Pasadena Announces the Second Annual BoldPas: An Art Takeover of Old Pasadena

Volunteer to Help Decorate Rose Parade Floats

Pasadena Bus Driver Who Claims He Was Fired for Refusing to Drive Unsafe Bus Reportedly Rehired

Cancer Support Community Pasadena Named Affiliate of Distinction

Royal Court Returns to Help Kick Off the Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau’s 34th Annual Visitor Hotline

How to Keep Your Pets Safe This Holiday Season

Nontraditional Gifts that Bring Joy, Water Savings to Every Household

Get ‘Em While You Can – Tickets for Taylor Swift’s Rose Bowl Show Go on Sale to the General Public

Foodie Favorite Crack Shack Is Coming To Pasadena

Actress Meryl Streep Buys Home in Pasadena

Union Station Gives the Gift of Hope & Joy this Holiday Season

Carter! Petal! Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

Members of Congress, Policy Advocates Honored in Washington, D.C. by Pasadena-Based National Hispanic Media Coalition

More Daytime Ramp Closures Scheduled for I-210 Foothill Freeway Pavement Work This Week

Pasadena Jewish Community Will Celebrate Hanukkah, Festival Starts December 12 and is Celebrated Nightly Until December 20

Rose Bowl Goers Will Be Treated to Bonus as Sooners’ QB is Landslide Winner of Heismann Trophy


Business Top Story:

Audi, Ford, GM and 47 Other Companies Sign Pasadena Organization Letter Urging Congress to Maintain Federal Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

Hilton Pasadena Completes Multi Million Dollar Makeover

Pasadena-Based One West Bank Named Best Bank in California by Money.com


Public Safety:

Woman Surprised by Burglar in Her Home Thursday Night

Authorities Rescue a Pasadena Man and His Dog While Searching for Another Hiker Stranded on the Altadena Crest Trail Tuesday

Gold Line Train Hits Vehicle At Del Mar/Arroyo Parkway Station Thursday

Two People Arrested for Robbery, Pulling Knife on Target Security Guard

Wallet-Stealing, Often Blue-Haired Pickpocket Seen in Pasadena

Pasadena Phone Store Employees Robbed at Gunpoint on Monday

Fullerton Man Jumps from Colorado Street Bridge in Apparent Suicide

Fire Engulfs Structure at Rear of Pasadena Home Sunday Night, Spreads

Small Pasadena Brush Fire Intentionally Set


Giving Back:

Toys Overflow in Pasadena Police Department Lobby at Christmas Toy Drive

The Pasadena Community Foundation Announces Yes, 2017 Virginia Fund Grantees for the Holiday Season

Pasadena Fire Department’s “Pasadena Goes Pink” Fundraising Donates Over $19,000 to the Jim and Eleanor Randall Breast Center



Andrew Lee Jackson, 1951-2017

Caltech’s Nate Lewis named to National Academy of Inventors


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