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Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of The Week

Published on Saturday, January 15, 2022 | 5:36 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:

City Postpones Homeless Count, Cites Coronavirus Surge

City Clarifies Cancellation of Black History Parade

School Board Hears Detailed Report on COVID-19 in Pasadena Public Schools

Longtime School Board Member Scott Phelps Will Not Seek Re-election to Board

City of Pasadena Cancels Black History Parade Due to Omicron Concerns, Variety of Family-Friendly Programming to Continue

City Hits Pandemic Milestone, Passing 20,000 Cumulative Coronavirus Cases in Pasadena Residents

Police Detail Final Frenzied Moments of Murder Suspect’s Life During Shooting Spree

Huntington Hospital Surpasses 100 Coronavirus Patients, City Issues New Masking Order

Pasadena Police Respond to Over 5,700 9-1-1 Calls in December

Police Release Videos of Officer-Involved Shooting That Killed Murder Suspect in East Pasadena

Independent Police Auditor No Longer Working With City

Pasadena Received More Rain in December Than Entire Previous ‘Water Year,’ But Drought’s Still On In a Big Way

City Council to Receive COVID-19 Update From Health, Medical Officials

Pasadena Progresses Towards Reclaiming 710 Freeway Stub

Cannabis Retailer Asks City Commission for Permit Needed to Open


Supervisor Barger Looking to Combat Illegal Cannabis Operators

Supervisor Barger Calls for Crackdown on COVID-19 Testing Fraud and Identity Theft

Council Approves Purchase of Climate-Friendly Vehicles as Part of Consent Calendar

City Council Conducts First Reading to Extend SB9 Emergency Ordinance


PUSD Parent And University Professor Dr. Yarma Velazquez Announces Candidacy For Pasadena Unified District 7 Seat

Caltech Among Universities Sued Over Financial Aid Formula

PUSD Redistricting Commission Announces 3 Public Hearings

Community News:

2022 Rose Bowl Half Marathon and 5K Is Scheduled for Sunday, And With It, Numerous Street Closures

Average Number of New COVID Cases in Pasadena Continues to Rise, Closes In On 400 Per Day

Pasadena MLK Community Coalition to Honor Legacy and Life of Dr. King in Virtual Event

Report: One-Third of Asians Polled in San Gabriel Valley Have Experienced Hate Incident

City Council OKs New Music Festivals Contract Which Could Earn Rose Bowl Stadium Millions Every Year

Red Cross Declares First-Ever National Blood Shortage, Huntington Hospital Urges Blood Donations

Nearly 100 Patients Battling COVID-19 at Huntington Hospital

Public Hearing Scheduled On Proposed Water Rate Hike Increase to Take Effect in April

Metro Bus Fares Coming Back in January, Discounted Fares Available Through July

PWP Asks for Public Hearing on 7.1 Percent Water Rate Increase

Business News:

City Commission Approves Retail Store Permit for Sweet Flower Cannabis

Pasadena Business Owners Must Supply Workers, Volunteers With Upgraded Masks Starting Monday

Public Safety:

Police Oversight Commission Members Call Independent Police Auditor’s Resignation ‘Disappointing,’ ‘Very Disruptive’

Newsom Overrules Former Pasadena Resident Sirhan Sirhan’s Parole in Kennedy Assassination

Man Pictured as Naked Baby in Pasadena Pool on Cover of Iconic Nirvana Album Refiles Lawsuit

Sheriff Says LA County Homicides, Auto Thefts Spiked During Pandemic

Armed Robber Strikes at South Lake Avenue Walgreens

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