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Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of The Week

Published on Saturday, May 1, 2021 | 5:27 pm

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:

Man Who Drove Truck Through George Floyd Demonstration in Pasadena Agrees to Plead Guilty to Federal Weapons Charges

Court Rejects Appeals by Former City Employee and Contractor Convicted in Multimillion-Dollar Embezzlement Scheme

Vaccination Clinic Preps Pasadena Students and Families for School Activities, Rose Bowl Graduation Ceremony

City Suing Former Owner of YWCA Building

Mayor Gordo to Recommend Expanding Redistricting Task Force

600 Crosses’ Honor Immigrant Essential Workers Who Died During Pandemic

Researchers on Pasadena Police Overtime Report May Have Misrepresented Themselves

Pasadena Remains In Orange Tier But Could Soon Advance To Least-Restrictive Yellow

Mayor Gordo Talks About Housing in Latest Video

Council Finally Selects Community Organization Police Oversight Commissioners

Local Residents Question Make Up Of Redistricting Task Force

COVID-19 Infection Rate in Pasadena Continues Decline

Community Organization Police Oversight Applicants to Make Presentations at City Council

Cannabis Public Hearing Canceled

State Sending 5% Less Water to Southern California, City Committee Will Hear


Council Successfully Conducts First Reading of Ordinance After Issues With Staff Map

State Approves Funds For Two Local Housing Projects

Assemblymember Holden’s Upward Mobility Act of 2021 Passes First Policy Committee

Newsom: State Will Ease Mask Rule To Align With New Federal Guidance

Updates On Lincoln Avenue Specific Plan Headed to the Planning Commission

Council Approves Call for Review on West Pasadena Medical Office Project

City Council Approves Loan Agreement for Affordable Unit on Monday’s Consent Calendar

Council Passes Budget Amendment for ADU Loans

Council to Consider Call for Review on West Pasadena Medical Office Project

Council to Deliberate on Budgment Amendment for ADU Loans

Redistricting Task Force Takes Shape


Pasadena Health Officials Launch Push to Vaccinate High School Students Against COVID-19

Caltech Elects New and Returning Trustees

Community News:

2 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Pasadena on Thursday

USC Pacific Asia Museum Announces Reopening on May 29

4 New COVID-19 Cases Detected in Pasadena on Wednesday

Sheriff’s Tech Chief Eli Vera Will Run Against Villanueva in 2022

3 Additional COVID-19 Fatalities Reported in Pasadena

DMV Encourages Californians to Get a REAL ID Now

Local Properties Receive Landmark Designation

Preliminary Consultation on Playhouse 7 Facade Remodel Scheduled for Design Commission

Judge Rejects LA County/City Attempt to Pause Homeless Housing Deadline in Case Which Could Impact Pasadena

Hearing on Major Changes on Former Twin Palms Site to be Continued to June

Security Camera Program In La Cañada Flintridge Helps Identify Stolen Vehicles

Pasadena Ice Skating Center Reopens on Limited Basis

County Reports 408 New Cases of COVID-19, Drop in Hospitalizations

Transportation Officials to Report On Finances, Changes at Municipal Services Committee Meeting

PWP To Update Municipal Services Committee On Wildfire Mitigation Plan

L.A. Metro Board Reviews Details of Fareless Pilot Program Ahead of May Vote

Business Top Story:

Bolton & Company Acquired by Colorado Firm, But Not Going Anywhere

Pasadena’s Miso Robotics Raises $22 Million in Investment During Pandemic

Grants Available For L.A. County Personal Care, Retail Businesses

Pasadena COVID-19 Test Company Acquires PPE Manufacturer

Public Safety:

LA Superior Court Offers Pilot Program for Trials in Personal Injury Cases

Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Pasadena Collision

Uber Driver, a South Pasadena Resident and Father of Two, Killed in L.A. Drive-By Shootings

Body Found in Park Beneath Colorado Street Bridge; Suicide Suspected

Intruders Sought in Hastings Ranch Hot Prowl Burglary

Non-Profits News:

Adelante Youth Alliance Reaches Out to Hard Hit Communities With Achieving Success Together Program

AbilityFirst Nears Fundraising Goal for Renovations of Facilities in Pasadena, Long Beach

Day One Teams with PUSD and Others in Offering Free Bike Repairs

Pasadena People’s Collective Provides Mutual Aid to Pasadenans Struggling During the Pandemic

Union Station Homeless Services to Host Panel on Solutions to Homeless Crisis

Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts Donates $250,000 During Pandemic

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