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Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

Published on Saturday, January 20, 2018 | 5:38 am


The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 47 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Stories:

No Quick End Apparent to Sudden Strike by Bus Drivers Serving Pasadena Unified

Pasadena Unified Parents, Students Left Without Bus Service for Unknown Length of Time as Drivers Strike

Mayor Plans “Big Ask”; Tornek Proposes New 3/4 Cent City Sales Tax Ballot Measure

Martin Luther King, Jr. Interdenominational Church Service Draws Hundreds

Speaker After Speaker Voices Concern Over Police Conduct at City Committee Meeting

Peaceful Vigil, Noisy Protest, Greet ‘State of City’ Address

Armed Felon Thought to be Barricaded in Pasadena Restaurant Gives Police the Slip, is Captured Hours Later in Los Angeles

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Pasadenans Weigh in on Mayor’s Proposed Sales Tax Increase

Pasadena’s Public Safety Committee Meets Wednesday

California DMV to Offer Federally Mandated REAL ID Driver License and ID Cards Starting January 22

Historic Preservation Commission Likely to Vote to Stop Demolition of Historic West Pasadena House



Pasadena Unified Names Chief Human Resources Officer

Breaking: Pasadena Unified Tells Parents To Make Alternative Arrangements For Children Taken To School By First Student Buses

Blair School Will Hold International Baccalaureate (IB) Information Night


Community News:

Leadership Pasadena Elects New Board Member Felicia Friesema

Take A Virtual Stroll of Pasadena’s Neighborhoods, Shaped by the Wealthy, the Railroad, and the Vacationers

The Envelope, Please! Cheeseburger Challenge Results Released

Vroman’s is Sponsoring an LA Appearance by Dr. Deepak Chopra in February

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Took Their Kids to Kidspace On Martin Luther King Jr. Day

NAACP and Africa America Institute Announce Alliance at NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena

Still In Early Stages, New Technology For Texting 9-1-1 is Now An Option In Pasadena

Snowball! Dobby! Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

PFAR is Hosting a Tour of Historic Mountain View Mausoleum in Altadena

Pasadena’s 710 Freeway Has Been Rated One Of America’s Most Disliked Highways

Martin Luther King’s Three Visits To Pasadena Left An Indelible Mark


Business Top Story:

Pasadena-based Parsons Buys Williams Electric in an Expansion of Its Control Systems Business


Public Safety:

Pasadena Police Chase Wanted Felons from Altadena to Eagle Rock

Do You Know Him? Police Ask Public’s Help to Catch Prowler Who Startled Resident Returning Home

Man With Fake Beard Robs Check ‘N Go Clerk At Gunpoint Wednesday

Pasadena Firefighters Return After Eight Days Assisting Relief Efforts Following Devastating Montecito Mudslides

Car Flips Over Onto Metro Train Tracks After Wednesday Collision on 210 Freeway, Snarls Traffic, Stops Gold Line Temporarily

LA Deputy Sheriff and Three Others Arrested in Pasadena by Feds in Drug Trafficking Scheme

Three Suspects Steal Victim’s Wallet During Strong Arm Robbery Early Tuesday Morning

Pasadena’s Ninth Circuit Federal Court to Study Workplace Conditions in Wake Of Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Reyn Restaurant Suspect Taken Into Custody

After Nearly Five Hour Standoff, Police Make Entry at Reyn Restaurant to Find Armed Suspect is not There

Pair of Female Attempted Robbers Arrested

Pasadena Police Chief Recaps Last Week’s Critical Incidents



Correnda Perkins Named Hillsides Division Chief of Transition-Aged Services

Pasadena Author Greg Critser Reported Dead at 63

Football: Steve Bogan Resigns at Maranatha After 4 Years; Four-Time CIF Champ Made Lasting Impact, Has More to Give


Giving Back:

Little Hats, Big Hearts at the Huntington Hospital

Pasadena Coffee Shop Gives Homeless Youth A Second Chance



Woman’s Club of South Pasadena to Hold “For the Love of Chocolate” Dinner and Fundraiser

La Canada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education Presents “Keep Calm and Bowl On…”



Recap: Who Won What at the NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena




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