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Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of The Week

Published on Sunday, October 24, 2021 | 5:45 am

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 39 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Stories:

School Board Member Sues PUSD Over First Amendment Rights

Past Final Reporting Deadline, Still No Proof of Vaccination from 73% of Eligible Pasadena Unified Students

Police Oversight Commission to Hold its First Meeting on Tuesday

PUSD Board to Discuss Draft Plan on Use of $40 Million in Federal Relief Funds, Vaccination and COVID-19 Testing

Local Leaders Welcome Kurtz’s Return to City Hall

New COVID-19 Cases in Pasadena Remain in Single Digits

Former City Manager Kurtz In Line to Become Interim City Manager

90% of Eligible Pasadenans Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Committee Hears Plan to Improve Aesthetics of Outdoor Dining Areas, Charge New ‘Simplified’ Fees to Restaurateurs

Campaign Contribution Ordinance to Go to Legislative Policy Committee

Potential Leaf Blower Ban Headed to Committee

Getting Ready For “The Big One”

First Reading of No-Limit Campaign Contribution Ordinance Set for Monday

Council Scheduled to Consider Leaf-Blower Prohibitions Monday

Local Artist Calls On Public For Information About Missing Installation in McDonald Park


City Committee Approves Agreement With State to Acquire Portion of Westgate Apartments For Conversion to Affordable Housing

Maintenance of Hahamongna Projects Included In Council’s Monday’s Consent Calendar

City to Discuss Removing K-Rail Barriers Used For On-Street Dining During Rose Parade

Hearing on Board of Zoning Appeals Decision to Deny Conditional Use Permit For Local Grocery Store to be Canceled Again


Caltech Honors 2020 and 2021 Graduates with In-Person Fall Commencement Event

Community News:

L.A. County, Pasadena Health Officials Poised to Administer Moderna, J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

Tournament of Roses Offers Another ‘Sneak Peek’ of 2022 Rose Parade Floats

Altadena Resident, Three Others Tie Firings From Methodist Hospital of Southern California to Ageism, Coronavirus Protocol Complaints

Caltech and City Earthquake Events Coincide With International ShakeOut Day

Unvaccinated LA City Employees Could Soon Lose Their Jobs

Rescuing New Orleans… Again: Pasadena Volunteers Send Truck Full of Food, Masks, Safety Equipment

New COVID-19 Cases in Pasadena Reach 3-Month Low

Historic Commission to Consider Landmark Designation for Van de Kamp Home

Public Safety:

Pasadena Police to Join in National Prescription Take Back Day

Pedestrian Robbed at Gunpoint in Pasadena

Fire Scorches Brush Along 210 Freeway in Pasadena

Man Arrested in Connection With 4 Pasadena Arsons, Hammer Attack

Water Main Floods Altadena Drive in Pasadena

City Issues Protocols to Keep Tournament of Roses Events Safe

Arson Suspected in 4 Fires Along 210 Freeway Corridor in Pasadena on Sunday


Margaret A. ‘Peggy’ York, First Female LAPD Deputy Chief, Former Pasadena City Council Candidate, and Wife of Lance Ito, Dies At Age 80

Non-Profits News

AbilityFirst Reopens Its Doors

Pasadena Community Foundation Awards $659,000 to 29 Local Nonprofits

AbilityFirst Expands Facilities to Help Individuals with Disabilities Become More Independent

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