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Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of The Week

Published on Sunday, September 20, 2020 | 3:59 am

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 71 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Stories:

Housing Advocates, Officials Ready To Move Forward on YWCA Project

Pitched Battle for Mt. Wilson Against Bobcat Fire Continues Thursday Night

Pasadena, L.A. County Planning for Anticipated COVID-19 Vaccine

Crews Continue to Protect Mt. Wilson From Active Flames on Bobcat Fire’s Southwestern Front

Council Committee Begins Wrestling With Details of Police Oversight Panel

Parking Meter Commission to Consider Additional Funding for On-Street Dining

Epic Battle as Fire Crews Protect Mt. Wilson Observatory, Broadcast Towers

City Committee to Focus on Process of Appointing Police Oversight Commission Members

Developers to Present Plans for YWCA Building in Virtual Meeting

Council Directs City to Prepare Appeal For State’s Housing Requirement Numbers

Containment Slips as Bobcat Fire Grows, Moves Closer To Homes, Mt. Wilson Observatory

Pasadena Police Beef Up Patrols in Response to Recent Violence

Teachers Not Returning to Pasadena Unified Classrooms Without New Contract

Bobcat Fire Grows to 33,312 Acres, Continues Moving Westward Towards Pasadena

14-Year-Old Girl Critically Wounded in Pasadena Drive-By Shooting


Residential Impact Fee Will Not Increase This Year

Council Approves Contract for City Library Security Enhancements

Councilmember Calls on City to Build 1,000 Units of Affordable Housing

Purchase Of New High-Tech License-Plate Readers for Police is Approved

Councilmember Kennedy Endorses Tornek for Mayor

Councilmember Kennedy Calls on City to Build 1,000 Units of Affordable Housing

Council Committee Recommends Revising Terms of Some City-Funded Home Loans

City Approves $500,000 Arts & Culture Grant Program

City Officials Say Measure P Guarantees $18 million Transfer to General Fund Without Increasing Taxes, Fees

City Council to Hear Report On State-Mandated Housing Goals

City Manager Ready to Take Next Step on Colorado Street Bridge Suicide Mitigation Efforts

City Committee Could Revise Loans Made Under City’s Home Ownership Opportunity Program

City To Offer Grants for Local Micro-Enterprises

Supervisor Kathryn Barger Signs Proclamation Declaring Local Emergency in Response to Bobcat Fire

Councilmember-Elect Felicia Williams Endorses Councilmember Gordo in Mayor’s Race

Fitness Clubs, After School Programs Could Get a Break in Fees at City Parks

South Pasadena City Manager DeWolfe Steps Down


School Board Hears Pandemic-Battered Budget Creates $1.3 Million Deficit

Caltech Waives Graduate Record Exam Requirement Due to Pandemic

Proposition 15 Could Be Economic Boom for Pasadena Unified; Critics Say It Could Devastate Businesses

Community News:

Pasadena Sees 4 New COVID-19 Infections From 1 Family

County Oversight Commission Members Call On Villanueva To Resign As Sheriff

Bellevue Project Back At Design Commission – Again

No State Restrictions Preventing College Football in Rose Bowl

COVID-19 Cases Remain Lowered, But Officials Warn Surge May Still Be to Come

Homeless Numbers Could Go Up After COVID Crisis Rent Moratoriums Lifted, Says City Housing Chief

Law Firm Alleges LA County Threatens to Criminalize Small Family Gatherings

U.S. Senate Confirms Superior Court Judge Who Supervised Pasadena Courthouse to Federal Bench

Fitness Clubs Get a Break in Fees at City Parks

Uptick as 3 New COVID-19 Infections Reported in Pasadena

Pasadena City College President Takes Sheriff’s Dept. To Task for Arresting Reporter

Officials Ask for More Time to Comment on Hollywood Burbank Airport Project

Convention Center Awarded STAR Accreditation for Stringent Health Protocols

City Extends Overnight Parking Grace Period to Oct. 1

Possible Milestone as Pasadena Goes 2 Days Without a Single New Cases of Coronavirus; 1 New COVID-19 Death Reported

Bobcat Fire Grew Quickly, say Angeles National Forest Fire Officials During Online Townhall Meeting

Judge Orders Newsom to Answer Local Church’s Motion for Injunction

Pasadena’s Ninth Circuit Clears the Way for Trump to Deport 300,000 Immigrants

Red Cross Reopens Evacuation Point at Santa Anita Park

County Health Official Confirm 816 New COVID-19 Cases

Business Top Story:

Pasadena Company Gets $17.5 Million from National Science Foundation for Giant Magellan Telescope in Chile

Regus Locations, Including 2 in Pasadena, File For Bankruptcy

Local Company Placing Temperature, Face-Scanning Technology in Senior Communities Across the U.S.

Kaiser Permanente Becomes First Carbon-Neutral Health System in the U.S.

Public Safety:

Firefighters Deliver Impatient Baby Boy in Pasadena Living Room

Police Still Investigating Multiple Overdoses, Fourth Victim Dies

Murder Charge Filed in Deadly Pasadena Stabbing Over Weekend

Suspect Arrested in Shooting at Pasadena Intersection

Gang Member Faces Sentencing Wednesday for String of Shootings in Pasadena

‘Sovereign Citizen’ Surrenders Following Standoff With SWAT Team in Pasadena

Unserialized ‘Ghost Guns’ a Growing Concern in Pasadena

Police Could Get New Automated License Plate Readers, Capable of Recording Thousands of Images per Hour


Sister of Famed Caltech Nobel Prize Winner, Herself a Former JPL Atrophysicist, Dies at 92

Caltech’s Kaushik Bhattacharya awarded 2020 Theodore von Kármán Prize

Non-Profits News:

Flintridge Center Graduates First Apprenticeship Preparation Program Cohort Since the Pandemic

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Kicks Off Extra Yard for Teachers Week

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