Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

Published : Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 4:40 AM

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 60 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Stories:

Pasadena Rent Control Initiative Coming Up Short of Signatures Needed to Qualify for November Ballot

Protected Bike Lane Workshop Draws Packed House to Meeting

Council Moves Forward with Major Change to Way Homes, Condos in Pasadena Are Sold

City Considers Streamlining Regulations Realtors Say Delay Escrow Closings, Jeopardize Sales

Charter Spectrum Cable TV, Internet, Phone Outage Across Altadena and Pasadena Continued into Second Day

Eaton Canyon Golf Course May Be Converted into a Pasadena City Park

Desiderio Project Beneath Colorado Street Bridge Nears Completion

Local Women Join Together to Put Finishing Touches on Habitat for Humanity’s Desiderio Project

Civic Center Task Force Completes Recommendation Report for Historic Julia Morgan YWCA Building, Adjacent Area

The Important, Proud, Storied Tradition of the Pasadena Art Alliance Continues, with Last Weekend’s Auction

Retiring PCC Superintendent-President Accepts Board’s Request to Stay Additional Year; Trustees Hit Reset Button on Replacement Search

Top Stories of the Week 1 Year Ago

 

Government:

Portantino Backs Bill to Stop State Pension Investments in Companies Selling Assault Weapons Banned in California

PWP Will Unveil the Transformation of Fire Stations with Drought-Tolerant Gardens

City of Pasadena to Honor Its Fallen Police Officers and Firefighters

Oak Trees Spared in the Lower Arroyo

National Endowment for the Arts Names Three Pasadena Grant Winners: Kidspace, Learning Works and Fulcrum Arts

District 3 Councilmember John J. Kennedy Again Elected to Serve as Pasadena’s Vice Mayor

The Pasadena Fire Department is Switching to Renewable Diesel

City, Awaiting Voter’s Mandate on Cannabis Sales, Launches “Smoke Is No Joke” Marijuana Health Education Campaign

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Takes Positions on June Ballot Measures

City Manager Will Present $815 Million Spending Plan for Pasadena

Metro Asks: Where Do You Want Metro Bike Share in Pasadena?

City Committee to Look at Future of Internet in Pasadena, Just Days After Weekend’s Charter Spectrum Citywide Outage

 

Education:

Pasadena Student Wins Credit Union Scholarship

Rose Bowl ‘Field Trip To The Field’ Program Wraps Up Second Year

Pacific Oaks College Launches B.A. in Community Psychology The College’s Newest Program Addresses Community Needs and Social Action

Pasadena City College Career Programs Recognized for Economic Results

Larry Torres Elected President of the Pasadena Unified Board of Education

Polytechnic School Celebrates 101st Pet and Hobby Show

Pasadena Student Recognized at the California State PTA Convention

 

Community News:

A Beautiful Noise: Joyful Hearts Chorus Brings Its “Spring Sing” to Villa Gardens In Pasadena

2018 Woman’s Civic League of Pasadena Honored Middle School Awardees at Luncheon

Weekend’s BoldPas Art Walk Showcases Big and Bright Works of Art Throughout Old Pasadena

“The Blue Boy” Revealed: Huntington to Unveil the Secrets of Famed Painting During Restoration Project

Volunteers (and Cookies) Needed for “Operation Cookie”

Local Women Join Together to Put Finishing Touches on Habitat for Humanity’s Desiderio Project

Delta Magic is Coming to Pasadena: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will Hold Regional Conference Here

Bike Week is Back May 14th – 19th

Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

This Brand New Cafe Also Serves Up Charitable Support of Pasadena Nonprofits

Huntington Hospital in Pasadena Named Among “100 Great Hospitals in America”

The Baseball Reliquary Announces 20th Class of Electees to the Shrine of the Eternals

 

Business Top Story:

Pasadena Video Game Subscription Startup, Jump, Seen as the Netflix of Its Niche

Pasadena Robotics Company Gets $12 Million From Investors

Pasadena Company Launches eClip, First Wireless Hi-Fi Headphones Using Apple Airplay Technology

 

Public Safety:

Men Robbed of Pants at Gunpoint in Pasadena

Suspects In Stolen Vehicle Caught After High-Speed Car Chase in Pasadena Tuesday Night

Second Gang Member in 2017 Pasadena Shooting Sentenced to 332 Years in State Prison

Pasadena House Fire Caused by Unattended Cigarette Early Tuesday Morning

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Cabazon; Felt In Pasadena

Burglary Suspect Flees Police, Causes Some Pasadena Schools to Temporarily Lock Down; Suspect in Custody

Colorado Boulevard Overpass Suicide Victim Identified

Pasadena Firefighters Call in Full HazMat Response After Unknown Liquid Leaks from Caltech Lab

Attacker Hops into Victim’s Car and Tries to Bite Him During Robbery

Man Stabbed During Altercation With Friend During Beer-Run Sunday Night

 

Benefits:

Tickets Now Available for Pasadena Educational Foundation’s “Celebrating Our Schools” Breakthrough 2018 with Special Guest Speaker Dr. Andrea Armani and Honoring the Pasadena Tournament of Roses

Masters Of Taste Event Draws Hungry Crowd to Rose Bowl Sunday, Raises Estimated $500,000

 

Faces:

Caltech’s Andrei Faraon Receives Adolph Lomb Medal

 

Giving Back:

Hillsides Launches ‘In Search of Happily Ever After’ Campaign to Raise Foster Care Awareness

 

 

 

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