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Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of The Week

Published on Friday, September 4, 2020 | 8:02 pm

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 67 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Stories:

Flex Alert in Effect, Brown Outs Possible: Pasadena Water and Power Readies for Sweltering Heat This Weekend

Anthony McClain Autopsy Report Not Expected Until October at Earliest

Residential Burglaries and Robberies in Pasadena are Down, Sex Assaults, Car Break-Ins and Vehicle Thefts Are Up

Legal Claim Filed by Family of Boy Pepper Sprayed During Melee at Pasadena Park in Wake of Deadly Police Shooting

Pasadena Hair Salons, Barber Shops Can Reopen Indoors

City Manager Removes Marijuana Dispensary From City Process to Open Pasadena Store

City’s Housing Department Pushing New ADU Pilot Program

Still No Decision on Tournament of Roses Royal Court

County Supervisors Fund Body-Worn Cameras for Sheriff’s Department

Stylists, Barbers on Pins and Needles as County Supervisors Weigh Reopenings Today

Clock Ticking, City Urges Census Participation With Just 30 Days Remaining for the Count

Pasadena Eviction Moratorium Still in Effect

Driver in McClain Shooting Arrested on Parole Violation

City Seeking County Guidance on Opening Barbershops, Beauty Salons

Tickets for Overnight Parking Violations Returning Tuesday


Bellevue Project Back at Design Commission

City of Pasadena Calls for “Responsible Recreation” Over Upcoming Holiday Weekend

Changes to Former Bank of America Building in Final Design Review

Supervisor Barger Joins County Fire Department to Welcome Arrival of Super Scoopers

Supervisor Barger Seeks to Expand Telehealth Services

Senator Portantino’s Poway Synagogue Shooting Bill Sent to the Governor

Pasadena Lawmaker’s Bill Requiring Diversity on Corporate Boards Passes Sunday, Sent to Governor Newson

Recreation and Parks Commission to Vote on Lower Arroyo Seco Habitat Restoration Project

Commission on the Status of Women to Continue Work Plan Discussions


Pasadena Teachers Union Endorses Wu Fredericks for School Board

Pasadena’s College Access Plan Names New Board Chair

Caltech to Offer Live, Online Training Program Amid Escalating Demand for Cybersecurity Professionals

School Board Candidate Czubernat Announces Endorsements

PCC Awarded $3 Million Federal Grant to Support Latinx Students

Cahalan Picks Up Union Endorsement for Pasadena School Board

Community News:

Pasadena Sees First COVID-19 Death in Nearly a Month

Tenant Groups Expand Push For Rent Control in Pasadena

Legislation on Caltrans Houses in Pasadena Runs Out of Time

Pasadena Reports 5 COVID-Deaths From June, July

County Moves to Expand Worker Protections

Burbank Airport Receives Infrastructure Grant

Pasadena Violinist Serenades Neighbors Amid Stay-at-Home Orders

Researchers Find 1 In 5 LA County Renters Pay Late Or Miss Payment

L.A. County Board May Reconsider Structure of Homeless Services Agency

Pasadena Firefighters Return From Deployment to Wildfires

City Commission to Receive Update on Gopher and Squirrel Abatement

Parks, Recs and Community Services Ready To Restart Afterschool Programs, Youth Activities

Critics Slam New Eviction Legislation

Local Officials Report Six New Coronavirus Cases and No Deaths

EPA Refuses to Regulate Perchlorate, After Years of Effort by Pasadena to Eradicate the Toxic Rocket Fuel Oxidizer From Two Drinking Water Wells

County Confirms 1,030 New Coronavirus Cases

COVID-19 by the Numbers

Business Top Story:

Cannabis Dispensary Says Company Will Sue the City

Local Restaurateurs Call for Relief as 30 percent of State’s Restaurants May Not Survive Pandemic

Pasadena Company Launches Clear COVID-19 Masks to “Restore Some Humanity in These Crazy Times”

Pasadena’s Tetra Tech Wins $68 Million U.S. EPA Superfund Contract

Public Safety:

Pasadena Shooting by Masked Gunman Results in Car Crash, But No Known Injuries

Pasadena Firefighters to Beef Up Patrols Over Scorching Labor Day Weekend

City to Open Emergency Cooling Center with COVID-19 Restrictions

Sketch of Suspect Released in Pasadena Shooting That Left 1 Man Dead, Another Critically Wounded

Suspect Sketch Released in Robbery of 67-Year-Old Woman in Pasadena

Opioid Epidemic Shows No Signs of Waning in Pasadena, Nation

Police Write 82 Tickets During Bike, Pedestrian Safety Crackdown

Pasadena Police on the Hunt for Impaired Drivers Over Labor Day Weekend

Vehicle Smashes Into Pasadena Thai Restaurant; Employee Suffers Minor Injuries

8 Displaced by Attic Fire in Pasadena


Pasadena People: Raquel Calderon Helps the Homeless by Handing Out Frozen Water Bottles

Local Activist Rene Amy Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

Longtime JPL Engineer Jakob van Zyl Dies at 63

Pasadena Accessibility & Disability Commission Elected Commissioner James Farr as Chair

Non-Profits News:

World’s Best Cat Litter Donates 20 Tons of Litter to Pasadena Humane

Pasadena Nonprofits Awarded More Than $300,000 in County Grants to Support Arts, Culture

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