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Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of The Week

Published on Sunday, May 16, 2021 | 5:21 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:

Rose Bowl Rift: Pasadena Back in Court Friday to Argue for Dismissal of Trademark Lawsuit

City’s Public Health Department Scheduled to Begin COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children 12 to 15 This Morning

Too Soon for Vaccinated Pasadenans to Drop Mask Wearing

Pasadena to Begin Vaccinating Kids as Young as 12 Against COVID-19 on Friday

Engineer Says Closed Pasadena Central Library Can Be Retrofitted

Pasadena Mayor, Housing Advocates Applaud Governor’s $12 Billion Homeless Plan, But Want More Details

Pasadena, L.A. County Securely Remain in Yellow Tier

City: 80% of Pasadenans Vaccinated Against COVID-19 With at Least First Shot

Council Approves Capital Improvements Budget, But Wants More Information on Police Department Projects

Mayor, Council React to Police Chief’s Looming Retirement

State Provides More School COVID Funds, But How to Spend Them? Pasadena Townhall Today May Yield Answers

Governor Declares Growing Drought Emergency Throughout California, Pasadena Faces Its Water Future in Meeting Today

Police Chief John Perez to Retire in 2022

Vaccinations For Children 12 to 15 Could Be Authorized As Early as This Week

Inclusionary Housing Ordinance Amendments Have Not Discouraged Developers


Planning Commission Votes in Favor of Zoning Code Amendment

Newsom Signals Possible End To Most of State’s COVID Mask-Wearing Mandates

City Council Approves Using Grant Funds for Five Food Pantry Programs

McClain Lawsuit To Be Discussed in Closed Session

City Council to Consider Using Grant Funds for Five Food Pantry Programs

Finance Committee Will Consider Reinstatement of Late Fees Waived During COVID-19 Pandemic

City Council to Hear Plan on Housing Project to be Built on Former Caltrans Site


Pasadena School Board Affirms Administrative Law Judge’s Decision to Rescind Some Layoffs

PCC Team Among Finalists in National STEM Competition

Pasadena Mentorship Program to Present Scholarships to 8 Southland Students

New Scholarship to Support Latina High School Students in Pasadena

Polytechnic School Senior Named National Merit $2500 Scholarship Winner

PCC Named Among Top 50 Community Colleges in U.S.

More Pasadena Unified Students Vaccinated at John Muir High School Clinic

Community News:

George Floyd Family Members and Their Attorney Benjamin Crump Reportedly Plan to Join Pasadena City Hall Rally for Anthony McClain

New COVID-19 Cases in Pasadena Remain in Single Digits, No Fatalities Reported for 13 Days

Almost Half of Pasadena Unified Students Have Not Returned to Campuses, Continue Remote Learning Only

Sediment Removal at Devil’s Gate Reservoir to Resume May 17

Pasadena Appeals Court Puts Brief Hold on L.A. Judge’s Skid Row Order

L.A. Rent Moratorium Lawsuit Concerns Local Housing Activists

Pasadena Ice Skating Center Announces Full Reopening

For Muslims, Ramadan Ends Thursday With Eid ul-Fitr

Bountiful Benefits Blamed for Blocking City Unemployment Rate From Dropping to Pre-Pandemic Levels

PETA ‘Blesses’ Pasadena Churchgoers With Heavenly New Billboard

Pasadena Heritage Wants Community, Public Works Dept. to Keep Looking for Additional Solutions to Bridge Suicide Barriers Being Considered

Newsom Reveals $12 Billion Plan For State’s Homelessness Crisis

Project Does Not Go Over Well During Predevelopment Plan Review

Human Service Commission To Discuss Support of LGBTQ+ History Month

Pasadena Awaits State Approval to Begin Vaccinating 12- to 15-Year-Olds Against COVID-19

City Council Reinstates Late Fees Waived During COVID-19 Pandemic

Design Commission to Weigh In On Suicide Barriers On The Colorado Street Bridge

Micro-Apartment Building on North Oakland Avenue Goes Before Design Commission for Final Review

PWP Wants to Replace Pair of 100-Year-Old Reservoirs Taken Offline Last Year

North Lake Avenue Strip Mall Could Get Makeover

New Cotton West Medical Office Building Planned to Pair Up With Cotton South Medical, Built in 1983

Business Top Story:

Los Angeles County Offering Refrigerators To Small Businesses

Pasadena-Based Cheese Bank Promotes Asian-Owned Businesses During AAPI Heritage Month

Pasadena Company Teams With Motorola to Bring Wireless Power to Smartphones

Pasadena Bakery Awarded Grant From Organization Supporting Black-Owned Businesses

Public Safety:

San Marino Man Who Drove Truck Through Pasadena Protest Pleads Guilty to Weapons Charges

Young Man With Autism Goes Missing in Altadena

Local Man Pleads Not Guilty to Fatally Stabbing His Uncle and Mother As She Spoke on Zoom

Man Admits to 15 Robberies, Attempted Robberies Targeting Trader Joe’s Stores in Pasadena, Other SoCal Cities

South Pasadena Police Officers Interrupt Screwdriver Stabbing

Cougar Found Dead in San Gabriel Mountains, Cause of Death Unknown

Judge Denies LA County’s Bid for Dismissal from Homelessness Lawsuit

Traffic Violation Leads to Arrest of Suspected Cocaine Dealer in Pasadena

Woman Doused With Scalding Water in Unprovoked Attack in Pasadena

Former Pasadena Hotel General Manager Sues for Age Discrimination

Non-Profits News:

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Announces 2021 Rose Scholars and Awards $20,000 in Scholarships

Hathaway-Sycamores Teams With Telepsychiatry Provider to Serve At-Risk Kids

Leadership Pasadena Offers Homegrown Leader Workshop Series to Local Youth

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