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Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of The Week

Published on Sunday, August 9, 2020 | 4:15 am

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 62 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Stories:

Investigation Underway After Massive Tree Topples at Brookside Park in Pasadena, Injuring 2

Pasadena Church Goes Before Judge Next Week, Asking Court to Block Indoor Religious Services Ban

Local Black Entrepreneurs Say They Still Face Uphill Battle

Activists Disappointed After Pasadena Police Reform Measure Falters

Two People Sustain Minor Injuries When 250-Foot Tree Falls in Brookside Park

City Will Not Seek Waivers to Reopen Schools

Pasadena City Manager Calls for More Transparency in CalPERS Plans

County To Oppose Efforts to End DACA

Pasadena Assemblymember’s Bills on Police Use of Force, Corporate Racial Inclusivity Advance to Committee

Swift Police Reform Skids to a Halt

Locals Worried About Restaurant Projections

Community Rallies Around Pasadena Family Devastated by Deadly Apartment Fire

Ballot Measure on Police Reform Goes Before Council Today

Pasadena Public Health Director Urges Immunization as Childhood Vaccination Rates Plummet Statewide

Commission to Discuss Changes to Pasadena’s Historic Preservation Ordinance


Historic Preservation Ordinance Amendments Heading to Planning Commission

City Council Tables Talk on Two Proposed New Developments

County Supervisors Approve New Spending on Arts, Affordable Housing; Barger Objects

Council Passes PWP Water Leak Program

Kennedy Takes Over for Tornek on Burbank Airport Commission; Henderson Takes Seat on RBOC

Pasadena Police, Fire Chiefs to Host ‘National Night In’ Online Forum on Tuesday

Details on Stalled Housing Project Set for Airing Today

Council to Review Proposed Medical Office Development

Pasadena City Council Set to Consider Program to Help Pay for Water Leaks


Preparations Begin for Amazon Web Services Center for Quantum Computing at Caltech

Pasadena Unified Releases School Opening Guide for Parents

Ramona Convent Secondary School Welcomes New Principal

Community News:

Pasadena Urges Residents to Respond to Census After Feds Cut Deadline Short by a Month

City Monitoring Shake-Up at California Public Employees Retirement System

New Low-Income Townhome Development Along Fair Oaks Avenue Completed

Pasadena Reports No COVID-19 Statistic for First Time During Pandemic Due to State Data ‘Glitch’

1 New COVID-19 Death and 12 New Infections Reported in Pasadena; Virus Continues Youth-Driven Spread in L.A. County

New Rose Bowl Institute to Highlight Leadership, Sportsmanship, Equality

Pasadena Transit to Increase Service Changes to Enhance Social Distancing

State Lab Data Collection System Problem Affecting COVID-19 Tallies in Pasadena, Rest of County

DMV Extends Learner’s Permits Expiring Through November

Pandemic Showing Signs of Slowing; 7 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Pasadena

Pasadena Symphony Reconfigures for a Pandemic Season

L.A. County Seeks Locations for Spacious, WiFi-Reliable Voting Centers

DMV Expands Online Services with Commercial Driver’s License Renewals

Pasadena Reports 12 New COVID-19 Infections; County Officials ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Pandemic’s Trajectory

Local COVID-19 Cases Cross 2,000 Mark

Business Top Story:

Wescom Credit Union Makes Key Executive Hires

Old Pasadena Launches Its commUNITY Campaign to Highlight Business Resilience and Encourage Visitor Safety

Founder of Pasadena’s Heliogen Named to List of Most Creative People in Business

Pasadena Finance Company Unveils Credit Card for Wine Lovers

Jos. A. Bank Pasadena Store Closing

Medication Take-Back Bins Installed at Pasadena Vons Locations

Public Safety:

Forest Service Lays Down the Law on Starting Fires

Safety First: Police Urge Walkers, Drivers, Cyclists to be Careful

Pasadena Man and Sunland Woman Killed, Another Man Badly Burned in Wrong-Way Crash on the 210 Freeway

Pasadena Man Indicted in Cyberstalking Case

Pasadena Man Struck Over Head With Skateboard After Refusing to Give Panhandler Money

West Nile Virus Detected In San Gabriel Valley, Officials Urge Pasadenans Practice Mosquito Bite, Breeding Prevention

Police Talk Man Down From Edge of Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena

In Altadena, Man is Stabbed to Death Early Monday

Local Firefighters Battling Massive Apple Fire


Warner Henry, Pasadena Classical Music Supporter, Dies at 82

Caltech’s John O. Dabiri Wins Prestigious Alan T. Waterman Award

Urban Meyer Reflects on Ending Career with a Rose Bowl Win

Non-Profits News:

Pasadena-Based Organization Raising Funds for Dental Van to Continue Mission of Serving Veterans Amid Pandemic

Pasadena Jaycees Teams with Local Race Car Driver to Support People in Need

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