Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

Published : Friday, June 1, 2018 | 6:27 PM

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 51 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Stories:

On 132nd Birthday, Pasadena Burnishes Its Claim as Birthplace of Modern Science Fiction

‘Helping Neighbors Without Homes’: Pasadena’s Homeless Resources Teams Gather for Community Workshop

Lawsuit Against Rose Bowl Aquatic Center Goes to Trial Wednesday Morning After Judge Denies Request to Dismiss

Do You Live or Work in One? City Identifies 472 “Soft Story” Buildings Susceptible to Earthquake Collapse

Local Veteran Reflects on the Meaning of Memorial Day: ‘It’s More Than Just ‘Mattress Sales, Discounts, and Barbeques’

Hit-and-Run Traffic Collision Kills Young Man, Closes Major Intersection Sunday Morning

Police Chief Says Citizen Involvement Is Key to a Safer Pasadena

Brave Citizens and First Responders to Be Honored at Thursday’s Pasadena Police and Citizen Awards Ceremony

Pasadena Celebrates 132 Years of Roses and Rockets

As Homelessness Rebounds in Pasadena, the City Reaches Out to Residents to Become Part of the Solution

Top Stories of the Week 1 Year Ago

 

Government:

Pasadenans Can Cast Early Vote Ballots for June 5th’s Mid-Term Primary Election Over the Weekend

State Senate Passes Portantino’s Gun Bill Which Requires Purchasers to Be 21, Stops Buying More than One Gun in 30 Day Period

Mark Your Calendars! City Announces E-Waste Recycling and Document Shredding Event

Assemblymember Holden’s Transit Pass Program for Students Passes Assembly Floor

Pasadena Youth Voter Registration Project Completed

 

Education:

Focus Point Academy Teacher Named 2018 Pasadena Unified Teacher of the Year

PUSD Graduation Ceremonies Taking Place This Week

Diversity, Inclusion Expert Dr. Shaun Harper to Speak at Pasadena City College’s 93rd Commencement Ceremony

 

Community News:

On 132nd Birthday, Pasadena Burnishes Its Claim as Birthplace of Modern Science Fiction

Armenian Council Announces Endorsements for Tuesday’s Vote

AlienCon 2018 Opens June 15-17 at the Pasadena Convention Center, New Special Guests Announced

Stars of Stage and Screen Gives the POPS Summer Season Sizzle

It’s the 26th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival,To Be Held at The Paseo on Father’s Day Weekend

The First Tee of Greater Pasadena Hosts Wounded Warrior Project Families

Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

Pasadena Boys/Girls Club Teens Train Shelter Dogs in Unique Program

Prototype the Future at ArtCenter’s Futuristic Design Slam

Pasadena Makes One List of America’s Top 20 Most Prosperous Cities (But Just Barely)

NFL, College Football Coaches Hold Rose Bowl Football Clinic for Local Kids

Pasadena Vietnam Veterans Chapter, American Legion Posts See Numbers, and Public Remembrance, Dwindle

 

Business Top Story:

Jay-Z Wins In Pasadena’s 9th Circuit As Court Rules Against “Big Pimpin’” Copyright Claims

Pasadena’s Sears Store Dodges The Bullet Again as Company Shutters 72 Other Locations

Flippy’s Back and Apparently Even Better

Trio of Advisors Launch Pasadena Private Wealth Firm

 

Public Safety:

Victim Held Up At Knifepoint During Friday Morning Street Robbery

Carjacker Leads CHP on Chase in Stolen Vehicle from Pasadena to Burbank

Pasadena Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Shoplifting Suspects

Pasadena Police Locate Suspicious Object at United States Marine Corps Reserve Center Tuesday Morning; Determined To Be Hoax

Man Found Beaten in Old Pasadena Late Sunday

Big Rig Crash With Motorcyclist Results In Fatality Monday Night

Preparing For The Worst: The Pasadena Police Department Holds Disaster Response Fly-In Training Exercises

In Two Weekend Incidents, Groups of Men Allegedly Attack Pedestrians

Police Called to Shots Fired Incident Sunday Evening, No Victims Found

Hit-and-Run Traffic Collision Kills Young Man, Closes Major Intersection Sunday Morning

 

Benefits:

Outward Bound Fundraiser

Colleen Williams 23rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Casa at San Gabriel Country Club

 

Faces:

Leadership Pasadena Names Kristen Schwarz to Board of Directors

Dignity Health Medical Foundation Names Executive Director for Dignity Health Medical Network

Pasadenan to be Inducted Into Surfer Hall of Fame

 

Giving Back:

Golf Anyone? Tournament Raises 50K for Future Stars Basketball Camp