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Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of The Week

Published on Sunday, March 7, 2021 | 5:58 am

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 59 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Stories:

Pasadena Board of Education Votes to Resume In-Person Learning on March 29

After Earlier Denying Pasadena’s Appeal, Southern California Association of Governments Finalizes Housing Assessments

Pasadena Convention Center and Visitors Bureau Joins Call For Newsom to Issue Guidelines for Business Meetings and Events

Pasadena Unified Superintendent Will Recommend Resuming In-Person Learning on March 29

Tournament Expands Scope of Theme for 2022 Rose Parade

30 Years Later, Police Beating of Altadena’s Rodney King Remains a Seminal Event In U.S. History

City Files Motions Asking Court to Dismiss Tournament of Roses Lawsuit

Judge Concludes Pasadena Acted Properly, Rules Against Claim by Cannabis Operator in Lawsuit

State COVID Numbers Are Good News for Pasadena

Superintendent McDonald to Recommend Date for Reopening Schools at Special PUSD Board Meeting

Teachers Say Going Back to School Puts Them in Danger

At Tournament House, ‘Little’ Library Opens Big Doors

City Council and Board of Education Joint Meeting Scheduled for Monday

Consultant Uncovers Significant Flaws in City’s Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Program

LA County Preps For Monday Expansion of COVID Vaccine Effort, Urges Patience


District 2 Councilmember Williams to Hold First Town Hall Meeting

City Hearing Officer to Consider Permit Request for Alcohol Sales at New Restaurant

Council to Receive Update on Office of the Young Child

Commission to Review Projects for Parks and Hahamongna

Local Congresswoman Reintroduces NO BAN Act to Prevent Future Muslim Bans

Pasadena’s Human Relations Commission Meets Tuesday


At Town Hall, Pasadena Unified Board Member Cahalan Cautious on Eve of Schools Reopening Vote

A Message from Superintendent Brian McDonald

State Deal Encourages Schools to Reopen As Negotiations Between PUSD, Teachers’ Union Continue

PWP Virtual Education Website Offers New Programs to Local Students

Community News:

Declining COVID-19 Infections in Pasadena Reach Plateau

After Drop in Number of COVID-19 Patients, Huntington Hospital Resumes Elective Surgeries

Public Invited to View, Weigh In on Barrier Mock-Ups on Colorado Street Bridge

Study Conducted at Pasadena Children’s Hospital Finds 95% Usage Rate of At-Home Opioid Disposal Kits

Second Legal Pasadena Cannabis Dispensary Set to Open

81.7% of Pasadena Seniors Vaccinated Against COVID-19

32 New COVID-19 Cases and 1 New Fatality Documented in Pasadena

Questions Loom as Proposition 19 Set to Take Full Effect on April 1

Caltrans Asks Public For Suggestions on Areas to Improve Bicycling, Walking

Historic Preservation Commission Approves Landmark Status for Spanish Revival Style Home

As County Approaches Less Restrictive Tier, Pasadena Sees 2 COVID-19 Deaths, 17 New Infections

L.A. Metro Seeks Public Feedback On Eliminating Fares

New COVID-19 Cases in Pasadena Remain Low; No Deaths Reported in 3 Days

195-Room Hotel Project in Planning Pipeline

Pasadena Named a 2020 Tree City USA Designee

LA County’s Winter COVID-19 Surge Muted in Some Affluent Areas

City Reports Four COVID-19 Cases on Sunday, No Deaths

League of Women’s Voters Pasadena Zeroes in On Immigration Under President Biden

County Reports 1,064 New COVID-19 Cases on Sunday

Victims Rights Advocates Launch Recall Effort Against DA George Gascon

Hearing Officer Seeks Public Input On Cases

1927 Spanish Revival Home Under Consideration by City Commission for Landmark Status

Business Top Story:

Pasadena-Based Innova Selects New Chairman, Chief Medical Officer

Public Safety:

Gunfight Erupts Outside Pasadena Liquor Store

Polling: LA County Crime Victims Feel Criminal Justice System Failed Them

Pasadena’s Ninth Circuit Revives Charges Against Alleged White Nationalists

Alleged Robber Hits Security Guard on Head With Laptop Computer at Pasadena Best Buy, Arrested After Fleeing on Gold Line

Man Arrested Following Pill Robbery at Pasadena Pharmacy

Pasadena-Based Law Firm Reaches Settlement With Summer Camp Company Over Unrefunded Deposits

Hammer-Wielding Robber Steals $300 Bottle of Brandy From Pasadena Grocery Store

Police Write 138 Tickets During Bike and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Campaign in Pasadena

DMV Warns Customers of Phishing Scam

Traffic Violations Lead to Gun Seizures in Pasadena


Caltech’s 2021 Feynman Teaching Prize Awarded to Professor of Biophysics, Biology, and Physics

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