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Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of The Week

Published on Sunday, June 28, 2020 | 1:13 am

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 75 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Stories:

Audit Revealed Issues in Police and Fire Departments’ Petty Cash Handling, Credit Card Use

L.A. County Now Leads the Nation in COVID-19 Cases; Pasadena Reports Additional Six

Pasadena COVID-19 Disaster Small Business Relief Fund Online Application Portal Opens Friday

Council Committee Seeks More Info As It Ponders Police Reform Options

Huntington Hospital Experiencing Increase of COVID-19 Patients

Ten Pasadena Officials, Including Police and Fire Chiefs, Self-Isolating After Coworker Comes Down with Fever

Council Committee to Detail How Public Can Guide Police Reform

City Releases Video of Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

As Minimum Wage Rise Approaches; Workers Relieved, Restaurants, Retail Wary

Council OKs ‘Bridge’ Pact with Humane Society, Will Explore Less Expensive Alternatives

Pasadena Unified Considering Bond Proposal to Upgrade Facilities, Tech

Pasadena Health Officials Eyeing Uptick in Younger COVID-19 Patients

Council Mulls Shorter (And Possibly Last) Contract with Pasadena Humane Society

Pasadena Unified Announces Commitment to Black Students

Mosquito Population Four Times Higher Than Normal in the San Gabriel Valley


Governor Warns of Possible “Toggle Back” of Stay-at-Home Orders if COVID-19 Cases Continue to Climb

Zoning Amendment Allowing Trailers on Church Property as Affordable Housing Set to Return to City Commission in July

L.A. County CEO Releases Dire Budget Revision; 3,200 Positions Threatened

City Has Seat at the Table on Housing Bills

Schiff Bill Would Provide Free Cloth Masks to Any American Who Requests One

Council Committee to Hear Report on Anti-Fireworks Push

Schiff Introduces Bill to Expand Posee Comitatus, Prevent Military Use for Domestic Law Enforcement

Congresswomen to Host Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Racial Justice

L.A. County Board Set to Vote on Revised ‘8 Can’t Wait’ Force Policies

City’s Legislative Committee to Receive Update on Seven Housing Bills

DMV Resumes Behind-the-Wheel Drive Tests with New Protocols on Friday

Municipal Services Committee to Hear Details of 81 Percent Insurance Increase for City’s Power Plant

Design Commission to Look at Proposed Los Robles Development

Planning Commission to Consider Renewing Las Encinas Hospital Master Plan

Planning Commission to Hold First Review of ArtCenter Development Agreement

Local Assemblymember Points to Expanded California Legislative Black Caucus Package In Wake of George Floyd Killing


Pasadena Unified Discusses Plan for Reopening Schools

Community News:

ASPCA Donates 25 Tons of Pet Food to Pasadena Humane Society

Angeles National Forest Offering Free Firewood Collection Permits

Metro Board to Consider Review of Transit Policing Today

County to Pilot Program for Homeless People with Severe Mental Illness

Pasadena Rent Among Highest in Southern California

Pets and the Pandemic: Changing Routines Can Stress Animals

Pasadena Ranked 12th Most Diverse Midsize City in U.S.

Community Transmission of Coronavirus on the Rise in L.A. County, Pasadena Seeing More Work-Related Infections

These Trailers Might be Used as Affordable Housing on Church Property

Los Angeles County Adopts First of its Kind Cultural Policy

Rose Bowl to Screen Drive-In Movies This Summer

Last Weekend’s Pasadena Chalk Festival Deluged By Spectacular Art

L.A. County’s Top Public Health Official Reports Death Threats

Pasadena Transit to Start Charging Fares Again on July 1

L.A. County To Consider Shifting $20 Million From Affordable Housing to Rent Relief

City Officials Report 17 Additional COVID-19 Cases

Nearby Cities Continuing Fight Against COVID-19

County Announces 11 New COVID-19 Deaths

Metro Changes, Enhances COVID-19 Precautions

Business Top Story:

New Spectrum Store Opens in Pasadena

Chuck E. Cheese Parent Company Files for Bankruptcy, But Hastings Ranch Restaurant Expected to Remain Open

NAACP Providing Relief for Local Black Owned Businesses

Cafe 86 in Pasadena Closed Permanently

Pasadena GNC Store’s Fate Unknown in Wake of Company Bankruptcy Filing

Lincoln Cafe in Pasadena Closes for Good Amid Pandemic

Pasadena Company Gets FDA Approval for 24-Hour Coronavirus Test

Popular Pasadena Bakery Closes After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Public Safety:

Feverish Pasadena Police Employee Who Triggered Self-Isolation for Police, Interim Fire Chiefs Tests Negative for COVID-19

Pasadena’s Youth Boxing Program Stays in the Fight Amid Pandemic

Los Angeles Metro Board Votes to Seek New Methods of Law Enforcement

Pasadena Police Partner with Tech Startup to Develop New De-Escalation Training Tool

L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. May Cut 1,000 Deputies After Expected Budget Cut: Report

Pasadena Police Department Says Most of County’s Proposed Law Enforcement Reform Recommendations Already In Place

After Board Resolution, PCC Executive Order Prohibits Use of Controversial Chokehold

Woman Charged With Arson Following Massive Pasadena Building Fire

Pasadena Judge Revives Lawsuit Related to Best Picture Oscar Winner

Pasadena Man Who Killed His Stepmother in 1986 Admits to Slaying of Retired Doctor in East Los Angeles

Man Allegedly Tries to Shoot Neighbor After Intervening in Domestic Dispute

L.A. Superior Court Extends $0 Bail Schedule


Former Huntington Hospital President Joins Doheny Eye Institute Board of Directors

New ArtCenter College of Design Board of Trustee

Meet Pasadena’s First All-Female Fire Crew

Former NFL Quarterback Akili Smith Joins Football Staff at Maranatha High School

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