Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

Published : Friday, January 12, 2018 | 7:43 PM

Week in Review

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:

Stater Bros. to Open First Supermarket in Pasadena at Current Site of North Pasadena Vons

Residents Lament Closure of North Pasadena Vons Christopher Ballew Violent Arrest Controversy Draws Hundreds to Council Meeting

NAACP, ACLU Call for Police Reforms, Demand Firings of Officers in Violent Arrest of Black Motorist

Activities, Celebrations and Services Throughout Pasadena Mark the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Get Your Cheese On, Pasadena, There Are a Lot of Great Burgers to Try

City to Move to State Election Cycle, 50 Percent + 1 Majority Format

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City Announces Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2018 Closures, Issues Reminders for Pasadenans

Senator Portantino Applauds Governor Brown’s 2018-2019 Budget Proposal

Mixed-Use Building on Planning Boards to Span Entire Block of Green Street Between Hudson and Oak Knoll Avenues

The Public Invited to Mayor Tornek’s State of the City Event Next Tuesday

Pasadena Journal Publishers Deemed Assemblyman Chris Holden’s 2018 Unsung Heroes in the 41st District

On Heels of First Los Angeles County Sexually Transmitted Zika Case, Council to Vote on Pasadena Representative for Mosquito Vector Control District Board

Temporary Allendale Park Pickleball Courts Up and Operating as Hunt for Permanent Location Continues

City Commission Will Discuss New Fees to Park at City Parks City Buys Commercial Property to Develop Playhouse District’s First Pocket Park



Caltech’s Center for Teaching, Learning & Outreach Transforms the Ways the Institute Teaches Students, Future Scientists

ArtCenter Holds Community Informational Sessions About Impacts of its 15-year Master Plan

The Search is On for a New Pasadena City College Superintendent-President

PCC Offers Zero-Cost Textbook Classes This Semester


Community News:

Los Angeles Children Offers “First Experiences In Singing” Class to Introduce Pasadena Children Ages 6 and 7 to Joy of Singing

Free Oil Filter and Recycling Event on Saturday Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Best Used Book Sale

Are You Ready to Audition? America’s Got Talent Is Coming to Pasadena

Pasadena’s Bad Weather Shelter Opens for Homeless as Nighttime Temperatures Plummet

Assistance League of Pasadena Hosts New Membership Coffee

Delilah! Curly! Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

Flash Flooding and Thunderstorms Possible as a Winter Storm Comes to the Area

Oscar De La Hoya’s Pasadena DUI Charges Dismissed

Pasadena Doctors Say Aggressive Flu Has Yet to Hit Peak

January Program Meeting of Pasadena Lapidary Society Focuses on Arches National Park


Business Top Story:

Altadena Chamber’s Citizen and Business of the Year Reflect an Artistic Community

Ranchero Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, a Local Favorite for 49 Years, Closes This Month


Public Safety:

Masked Gunman Holds Up Pasadena Cell Phone Store Thursday Night

Pasadena Firefighters Join in Search and Rescue Efforts as California Regional Task Force 4 is Deployed to Santa Barbara After Tuesday’s Devastating Storm

Police Report Shots Fired On N. Fair Oaks Avenue On Wednesday Night

Stolen Car Recovered, Police Arrest Driver, Passenger Early Wednesday Morning

Pasadena Police, Pasadena Fire Department, and the CHP Bring a Suicidal Man Down from Overpass Ledge

Winter Storm Zaps Power For 500 In Pasadena

Carjacking Suspect At Large After Incident On North Fair Oaks Blvd. Monday Night

Police, Hard-Pressed to Hire Enough 911 Dispatchers, Ask for Help to Rehire a Retired One



Panel Discussion – Home, Heartbreak, and Hope – Reflections on the Japanese American Experience in Sierra Madre and the San Gabriel Valley

Dr. John Link to Speak at Cancer Support Community Pasadena

Guest Opinion | Mayor Terry Tornek: New Year’s Plea to Our Legislators in Sacramento Long-Time Pasadena Civil Rights Activist and Madison Elementary School Teacher Honored With Progressive Achievement Awards 


Giving Back:

Community Bank Raises $45,000 for Pasadena Humane Society

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