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Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of The Week

Published on Sunday, November 22, 2020 | 4:49 am

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 69 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Stories:

Safer-At-Home Order Could Be Reinstated

The Normally Abnormal Doo Dah Parade Promises to Be a Bit Wackier in Cyberspace This Year

Pasadena School Board Bids ‘Farewell’ to Torres and Boulghourjian

Pasadena Implements New Safeguards, Restrictions to Curb COVID-19 Spread, Starting Friday

Panel Recommends Spending $3.5M-Plus To Upgrade Police Dispatch & Records Systems

PUSD Survey Deadline Extended; Board to Vote on Simultaneous Education Model

New COVID Restrictions Take Effect on Friday

Tree to Be Planted in Memory of Anthony McClain

City Issues COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for the Holidays

Police Oversight Panel Appointment Process Inches Forward

Kennedy, Hampton Call for Diversity on One Arroyo Foundation Board of Directors

Pasadena School Reopening Process Threatened by Surge in COVID-19

Council to Discuss Selection for Police Oversight Commission on Monday

Teachers, District Reach Agreement on COVID-19 Classroom Safety Protocols

City Considering Changes to Affordable Housing Priority Guidelines


City Council Votes to Make 8 Streets Eligible for Speed Humps

Economic Development and Technology Committee Holds Discussion on Affordable Housing Priority Guidelines

Pasadena Receives $1 Million Grant to Combat Recidivism

Multifamily Residential Project Predevelopment Plan Gets Positive Review From Council

Janitorial Services Contract Item Held Over on Monday’s Consent Calendar

Zoning Code Amendment Could Allow Animal Hospitals in Central District

Environmental Advisory Board to Review Pasadena Climate Action Plan’s 2019 Annual Report

Former Windowless Bank of America Building Up for Final New Design Review

Hearing Officer to Decide on Permits for New East Side Car Wash, and Vroman’s to Sell Alcohol Offsite

Community News:

Pasadena’s Viral Surge Continues: 55 New COVID-19 Cases, 1 Death Reported Thursday

Residents Impacted by Bobcat Wildfire Must Register for Aid by Dec. 16

Pasadena Named a Top ‘Digital City’ for 6th Year

Pasadena Water & Power Retains ‘AA+’ Rating on Water Revenue Bonds, Credit

Postal Service Urges Customers to Send Packages Early Over Holiday Season

Mayor Tornek to Help Pass Out Turkeys Saturday As Part of Operation Gobble Gobble

40 New COVID-19 Infections Detected in Pasadena; Nearly 4,000 Reported Across L.A. County

Holidays During Pandemic Prompt Concerns Over Mental Health

Environmentalists Continue Fight Over Space Bank Development Plans

COVID-19 Surge Brings 61 New Infections, 1 New Death to Pasadena

State Clarifies COVID Mask Mandate: Wear One Anytime You’re Near Others

16 New COVID-19 Infections Detected in Pasadena as Newsom Pulls ‘Emergency Brake’ on State’s Reopening Protocol

Political Action Group Urges Council to Appoint a Qualified Woman to District 5 Vacancy

DMV Extends Learner’s Permits Expiring through May 2021

Next Election Update Scheduled for Tuesday

City Continues to Report No Fatalities Amidst New COVID-19 Cases

L.A. County Coronavirus Surge Continues With 3,061 New Cases

Business Top Story:

Newsom Considering ‘Business Curfew’

Guitar Center to File For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Pasadena’s Miso Robotics Partners With White Castle For Flippy, the Burger-Flipping Robot

Public Safety:

Man Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated in Connection with Deadly Pasadena Hit-and-Run

Public Safety Hears Report on $1 Million Grant to Combat Recidivism

Huntington Hospital Suspends In-Person Visits Amid Pandemic Surge

Shot Fired Through Front Door of Apartment in Pasadena

Police Team with Community Organizations for Homeless Outreach

Man’s Head Bashed With Bottle During Argument Over Beer in Pasadena

Pasadena Transportation Department Gets $150,000 Grant for Bicyclist, Pedestrian Safety Program

Pasadena Woman Killed in Solo-Car Crash Identified

Pasadena Man Killed in Friday Night Shooting Identified

Woman Killed, Man Critical Following Collision With Light Standard

Pasadena Court Set to Hear Case seeking Injunction Against Newsom’s Stay-at-Home Order

Public Safety Committee Looks at $3.5 Million Upgrade to Police Dispatch, Records System

Parking Enforcement to Resume in Los Angeles County Unincorporated Areas

Non-Profits News:

Thanksgiving ‘Dinner in the Park’ Will Be Different This Year


Deceased Toddler Who Gave Others Life and Sight Honored in Rose Parade Special

Pamela Weatherspoon Joins Huntington Hospital as Vice President, Enterprise Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Rose Bowl Aquatic Center Lifeguard Honored as Red Cross ‘Hometown Hero

Former Pasadena Finance Director Jay Goldstone Tapped to Help Lead Recently Elected San Diego Mayor’s Administration

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