Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

Published : Saturday, December 23, 2017 | 3:40 AM


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:

Police, Fire Leaders Emphasize New Year’s Day Safety

Altadena Man Whose Leg Was Broken By Pasadena Police Holds Press Conference, Attorney Files Claim Against City

Recently Ended Government UFO Program Raises Questions, as JPL’s and SETI’s Search for ET Intelligent Life Continues

Labor Group Alleges ‘Wage Theft’ at Summit Grove Affordable Housing Project

Suspect Arrested for Illegal Fire in Arroyo Seco Area

City Announces Rules for Camping Out Along the Rose Parade Route on New Year’s Eve

Details Emerge on ‘Wage Theft’ Accusations at Summit Grove Affordable Housing Project

As 2017 Closes, No Shortage of Ongoing Issues for Pasadena

Man Whose Leg Was Broken by Police During Arrest Retains Noted Attorney, Lawsuit Planned

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Important Holiday Safety Reminders From City of Pasadena

Transportation Advisory Commission Meets Monday, One of Very Few City Meetings This Week



Maranatha High School Community Continues Work with Caltrans

New Faculty Join Caltech in 2017

Pasadena City College Refocuses its Tuition-Free PCC Promise Program


Community News:

Armstrong Garden Centers is Giving Away Hundreds of Free Christmas Trees

ChapCare Brings the Gift of Christmas Cheer to Children and their Families in the San Gabriel Valley

Crisp, Clear Weekend Ahead with Cooler Nights, Christmas in Pasadena Could Hit 78 Degrees

Amazon Sponsors its First-Ever Float in Rose Parade

“Rising Above,” Singpoli American BD’s Entry in the 2018 Tournament of Roses Promises to Make History

The NTSB Makes Determination in JPL Scientist’s Fatal 2015 Plane Crash

Spanish, Mandarin Now Offered for Rose Parade Decorating Tours

Mildred! Dasher and Blitzen! Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

New Tradition, Free Family Festival “Live on Green!” Slated for Days Leading up to New Year’s

ArtCenter Alum Builds A Car That’s Like Nothing You’ve Ever Seen

Special Ticket Packages Now Available for the 2018 Pasadena Showcase House of Design

Pasadena-Based 9th U.S. Circuit Court Judge Alex Kozinski Resigns After Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

Pasadena Firefighters Return Safely from Battling Monster Thomas Fire in Ventura, Santa Barbara Counties

“Queen of Tejano Music” Selena Tribute Live at The Rose

Newcomers and Friends of San Gabriel Valley Invites Local Residents to January Events

Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Unveils New Name and Logo On Burbank Airport Terminal Tower

Pasadena Fire Department Salutes Fallen San Diego Firefighter


Business Top Story:

Pasadena’s Caliburger is First to Use Facial Recognition for Customer Ordering

There’s Still Time to Get Your Holiday Package to its Destination on Time

Pasadena Solar Power Company Coronal Energy Wins Bid to Build Array for Appalachian Power

Pasadena is the Home of Los Angeles’ First Urban Flour Mill in Over a Century


Public Safety:

Pasadena Man Identified in Fatal Pedestrian Accident

Eastbound I-210 Angeles Crest Highway On-Ramp Closures Start January 2

Phone Scam Warning, Impersonators Asking for Money to Prevent Arrest

Police Seek Help in Locating Suspect Involved in Several Armed Robberies

Oakland Raiders Cornerback Sean Smith Will Stand Trial for Violent Assault of Sister’s Then-Boyfriend in Old Pasadena

No-Burn Alert: Mandatory Wood-Burning Ban in Effect Wednesday

Holiday Tragedy as Man is Struck, Killed Crossing Street Near House Brightly Lit with Christmas Display

Brush Fire in Pasadena Near Blair High School Early this Morning

9th Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski Announces Retirement After Allegations Of Sexual Assault


Giving Back:

Actor Robert Patrick and Fellow Motorcycle Riders Bring Cheer to Hillsides Children with Toy Ride



Pasadena Futurist Works to Prepare Society for Technology’s Unprecedented Changes