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Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of The Week

Published on Saturday, August 1, 2020 | 3:49 am
 

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:

Pasadena School Board Denies Ballot to Proposal Which Would Have Allowed Noncitizens to Vote on District Measures

Refrigerator Electrical Malfunction Suspected in Fatal Pasadena Apartment Fire

65.2% of Pasadenans Have Responded to the 2020 Census

4-Year-Old Boy Killed in Pasadena Apartment Fire; 3-Year-Old Brother and Mother Remain Hospitalized

JPL’s Perseverance Rover En Route to Mars Following Successful Launch

Earthquake Awakens Pasadenans, No Damage Reported In City

Parking Enforcement Throughout Pasadena Could be Back on Track Soon

City Council Approves Money for Food Programs

Pasadena Unified Unveils Protocol for Reopening K-12 Schools

City Council Continues Discussion of Police Oversight

Ordinance Protecting Laid-Off Workers at City Hotels is Approved

City’s Services Protection Measure Will Go To Voters

Expect Fireworks as Council Mulls Police Oversight

Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine Opens in Pasadena Today

Pasadena’s Residential Real Estate Market Showing Signs of Rebounding Despite Pandemic, Experts Say

Government:

Ballot Language for Charter Reform on Police Oversight to Come Before City Council on Monday

City Council OKs Ballot Measure On Fund Transfers from Power Company

Portantino, Assembly and Senate Working Groups Unveil Joint $100 Billion Economic Stimulus Plan

Councilmember McAustin Opposes ‘Politicized’ Police Oversight

City Will Provide Additional $275,000 For On-Street Dining Program

Mayor Tornek Resigns From Position on Airport Authority

Vice Mayor Calls For City Prosecutor With Subpoena Power in Oversight Model

Design Commission Will Review Two New Significant Developments

City Committee to Consider Restarting Parking Enforcement

Council to Conduct Final Reading of Ordinance Protecting Hotel Workers

City Committee Will Look at Water Leaks

Education:

Pasadena City College to Lead $7 Million Effort to Expand Nanotechnology Education

Pasadena Unified Welcomes Five New Leaders

New Kaiser Medical School Opens in Pasadena

Community News:

Local Officials Announce 13 Additional COVID-19 Cases on Thursday

County Confirms 2,628 New Cases of the Cornavirus on Thursday

Pasadena Officials Embark on Campaign to Encourage Face Coverings in Public: Citations Being Considered

Multifamily Housing Project could be built in Medical Center Parking Lot

Code Enforcement Seeking Thousands From Homeowner After City Removes Tons of Trash

County Announces Most COVID-19 Deaths in a Single Day

Nearly 600 Community Cats Sterilized by Pasadena Humane to Ease Strain on Animal Shelters During Kitten Season

Caltrans Announces Slurry Seal Project on I-210 in Foothill Communities

National Security Advisor, a Pasadena Resident, Tests Positive for COVID-19: Reports

Data Errors Stymie Coronavirus Data in Pasadena, L.A. County on Monday

Officials Recruiting Community Members to Help Fight Mosquitoes

Pasadena Police Canine Dies on Sunday

County Reports 1,703 New Deaths; City Case Count Increases By 22

Business Top Story:

Fate of Pasadena Location Unknown as California Pizza Kitchen Files for Bankruptcy

Local Pharmaceuticals Company Earns $20 Million Milestone Payment for Cardiovascular Treatment Start

Pasadena Resident Chosen to Head Bank of America’s Business Banking Division

Postal Service Launches First-Ever Loyalty Program to Help Business Customers Amid Pandemic

Altadena Bank of America Branch Shuts Down Due to Pandemic

Disc Golf Course Closed Again After ‘Blatant Disregard’ for Social Distancing

Public Safety:

Pasadena Man Admits to Manslaughter for Accidentally Shooting Friend to Death

Pasadena Police Department to Upgrade Forensics Laboratory

Pasadena Man Wanted in Healthcare Fraud Scheme

Judge in Pasadena Rules Ashley Judd’s Claim Against Disgraced Film Mogul Harvey Weinstein Can Proceed

Suspect in Deadly Pasadena Stabbing Ordered to Stand Trial

Police Chief: Some Points of Assemblyman’s Police Reform Bill Need to Be Clarified

People:

Airport Authority Commission Elects Pasadena’s Ross Selvidge as President

Pasadena Researcher Makes ‘Game Changing Breakthrough’ in Understanding of Brain Cells

Former Pasadena Fire Chief Hired by San Bernardino County Fire Department

Non-Profits News:

Union Station Wins $50,000 in the LA 2050 Grant Challenge

Personal Protective Equipment Given to Area Medical Providers at Rose Bowl Distribution

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