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Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of The Week

Published on Friday, April 9, 2021 | 4:25 pm

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 64 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Stories:

Judge Rules Against City in Development Lawsuit

Community Organization Candidate Interviews for Police Oversight Commission Set for Next Wednesday

Pasadena Convention Center “Super Excited” About Ramping Up to Reopen

Public Safety Committee to Interview Seven Community Organization Candidates for Police Oversight Commission Next Week

City Hoping Cases and Vaccinations Hit the Mark for June 15 Total Reopening

Police Detectives Identify Vehicle of Interest in Pasadena Double Murder

State Plans To End All COVID Tier Restrictions in June, But Keep Mask Mandate

LA County New COVID Case Rate Holds Steady After Weeks Of Decline, Advance to Next Tier Stalled

2 Suspects Arrested in Connection With Deadly Shooting Outside Pasadena Taco Shop

Pasadena Sees 12th Straight Day Without a COVID-19 Death

Public Safety Committee Will Select From Diverse Pool of Candidates for Police Oversight Commission

Harvest Rock Files Another Emergency Injunction in the Ninth Circuit

City Eases More Restrictions as it Enters Orange Tier

Administrative Review Concluded in Ballew Case: Officers Won’t Be Fired

Public Safety Committee to Recommend Community-Based Organization Finalists for Police Oversight Board


Schiff Calls Biden’s Executive Actions on Guns ‘Critical First Step’

Local Assemblymember’s Legislation Aiming to Reduce Exposure to Lead in Drinking Water Passes First Policy Committee

Rick Cole Named Special Housing Advisor to the Mayor

Portantino’s Bill to Improve Healthcare Access for Autism Spectrum Disorder Patients Approved by Senate Committee

Former Mayor Bogaard to Chair New Housing Task Force

Council to Consider Changing Cannabis Ordinance


Construction Work Resumes at Site of International Boarding School in Pasadena

Community News:

Hearing Officer Denies On-Site Parking Variance on Development in West Pasadena

City Reports 3 New COVID-19 Cases on Thursday as Hospitalizations Continue to Dip

L.A. County Animal Care and Control Announces Pet Licensing Amnesty Program

L.A. Receives $1.12 Million Grant From California To Combat Homelessness

Red Cross to Hold Local Blood Drives

Pasadena Masons Lodge to Hold Annual Art Show and Contest for Youngsters

COVID-Related Death Count Rises in Pasadena

COVID Vaccine Appointments Up For Grabs? Blame Scheduling, Not Lack Of Demand

Pasadena’s Public Libraries Reopen for Limited Express Service

San Rafael Neighborhoods Association Reports Strong Community Interest in West Pasadena Commercial Project

3 New COVID-19 Infections, 1 Death Reported in Pasadena as Vaccination Effort Continues

LA County Focuses on Mental Health Effects of Pandemic

Officials Urge Pasadenans to Help Take the Bite out of Mosquito Season

The Huntington Acquires Letters of Radio Pioneer Guglielmo Marconi, Other Collections

Most Patients’ End-of-Life Care Wishes Are Met, Says Study Conducted by Kaiser Permanente Research Scientist in Pasadena

Pasadena’s Unemployment Rate Nearly Halved Since May, But Still Double Pre-Pandemic Rate

Pasadena Transit to Resume Collecting Fares April 12

Housing Element Workshop Scheduled for Next Week

County Lifts Quarantine Requirement For Fully Vaccinated Travelers

Three Earthquakes Centered Around Lennox Area Shake SoCal, Felt in Pasadena

City Reports Just One New COVID-19 Case on Sunday, As Orange Tier Arrives

San Rafael Neighborhoods Association Calls for Comment on Development in West Pasadena

Robinson Park Outdoor Basketball Courts and Lighting Upgrades Complete

L.A. County Reports 535 New Cases of COVID-19 as Looser Restrictions Near

Pasadena Water and Power Annual Report Shows the Utility Provided $11.4 Million in Financial Relief to Pandemic-Impacted Customers

Junior League Offers Paths Toward Empowerment at Commission on Status of Women Meeting Wednesday

Business Top Story:

Tetra Tech Acquires New Corps of Engineers Contract U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Pasadena Real Estate Investment and Development Company Buys Calabasas Office Campus for $79 Million

LA County Small Personal Care, Retail Businesses Can Begin Applying for Grants

Public Safety:

Pasadena Fire Department to Begin Brush Clearance Inspections

Here’s a Complete List of Applicants for the Police Oversight Commission

120 Citations Issued During Distracted Driving Enforcement Operation

As More Schools Reopen for In-Person Learning, Police Encourage Motorists to Be Aware of Buses and Young Pedestrians

Sheriff’s Department Still Working To Reduce Use of Force, Address Jail Grievances

Fire Breaks Out In Angeles National Forest, Pasadena Fire Dept. Water Tender En Route

61-Year-Old Diabetic Man Reported Missing in Altadena Has Been Found


L.A. Metro Board To Appoint Metrolink CEO Stephanie Wiggins as Metro CEO

Huntington Hospital Announces New and Returning Board Members

Pasadena Philanthropist Couple Donate $5 Million to Bolster LA Opera

Non-Profits News:

Pasadena Art Alliance Awards $315,000 in Grants to 26 Regional Nonprofit Arts Organizations

Local Nonprofits Will Distribute USDA Farmers-to-Families Program Food Boxes in Pasadena

Nonprofit Finance Executive Tapped for Chief Financial Officer Role at Hillsides

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