Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

Published : Saturday, July 14, 2018 | 3:33 AM

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 46 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Stories:

City Council Votes Monday on Preparing Sales Tax Measure for November Election

10 Years Ago This July: Feds Seize Pasadena’s IndyMac Bank as Financial Meltdown of 2008 Grips Nation

History, Progress and Toxic Chemicals: Council Weighs Future of Former Naval Weapons Research Facility in East Pasadena

Caltech Fund Helps High-Tech Innovation Navigate “Valley of Death” Between Laboratory and Real World Applications

16-Year-Old Pasadena Father Charged with the Murder of His Infant Son

ArtCenter College of Design Names Karen Hofmann as New Provost, First Woman to Hold the Post in ArtCenter’s 88-Year History

Council Vote Stops (for Now) Large East Pasadena Development on Site Which Likely Contains Toxins

City Will Ask Residents if Ficus Trees Are “An Appropriate Species” for Green Street at Community Meeting

Pasadena Plans to Pull Out of Metro Bike Share Program on Wednesday

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Pasadena Panel Fires Back at Presidential Attacks on Press

Pasadena Congresswoman Judy Chu Calls for Opposition to President Trump’s Pick for Supreme Court

City’s Local Bus Service, Pasadena Transit, Helps Partygoers Get To and From Saturday’s Colorado Street Bridge Party

City: No Plans to Remove Ficus Trees Along Green Street

New Digital Effort Extends Reach of City’s Economic Development Strategy to Lure Businesses to Pasadena

Council Will Hear Plans for 3-6 Story Development to Span Entire Block Along Green Street between Hudson and Oak Knoll Avenues

No More Free Rides, As City Moves to Charge for Electricity at Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Development Projects Hearings, Bike Share Utilization, Grants for Art: Busy Week Ahead for City’s Government


Community News:

City Replaces 92-Year-Old Water Main Along Avenue 64, Affecting Driving Conditions

With Extreme Heat Behind Us, Pasadena Settles Into Slightly Above Average, But Humid, July Temps

World of Dance Championships at Pasadena Convention Center Offers Chance for TV Fame, $1 Million Payoff

Pasadena Planned Parenthood Receives State Grant Designed to Help Develop New Sources of Funding

AstroFest Blasts Off in Pasadena, “The City of Astronomy,” on Saturday

Attempt to Break the Planking World Record Scheduled for Rose Bowl Stadium with Celebrity Fitness Icons

Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

The Baseball Reliquary Announces Inductees for the Shrine of the Eternals 2018

Vector Control Needs You: How Pasadenans Can Help Fight Mosquito-Borne Diseases Here in the San Gabriel Valley

Local Environmental Organizations Band Together to Help Pasadena Shape a Fossil Fuel Free Future

Live Lego Experience Will Take Over Pasadena Convention Center with Hands-On Attractions

Pasadena Lapidarians Will Hear About Search for Mexican Amber in Chiapas at Next Meeting

Agency Ramps Up Its All-Out War on Dangerous Disease-Spreading Pests in Pasadena

Pasadena’s Boy Scout Troop 4 Names Four Eagle Scouts

See Actual Locations Where Your Favorite Films and TV Shows were Shot on the Pasadena Film and Driving Tour


Business Top Story:

True Food Kitchen Announces Oprah Winfrey Invested, Will Join Board of Directors


Public Safety:

Hit And Run Collision Causes Serious Injury to Vehicle’s Passengers; Altadena Man In Custody

As Pasadena Bakes: Tips from Kaiser Permanente Define Heat Stroke Symptoms vs. Heat Exhaustion

Man Reportedly Suffering Breakdown Crashes Into Cars, Publicly Slashes Himself

Pasadena Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Burglary Suspects

Diabetic Teen Missing From Hathaway Sycamores Group Home In Altadena

Suspect in Pasadena Bank Heist ID’d by FBI as Prolific ‘Twirly Head Bandit’

Pasadena Woman Sentenced to 16 Years in Shooting Death of Local Woman

Suicide Suspected in Two Deaths at Colorado Street Bridge


Giving Back:

Huntington Hospital Reports It Provided $129,780,381 in Community Benefits to Pasadena Area Last Year

The Armenian Relief Society Receives Social Services Grant from Pasadena Community Foundation

Pasadena’s Union Station Homeless Services Awarded $15,000 Grant from Bank of America

Tzu Chi Mobile Food Pantry: Food Distribution in Southern California