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Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of The Week

Published on Saturday, September 26, 2020 | 4:02 am

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 70 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Stories:

Pac-12 Clears the Way For UCLA to Play Football at the Rose Bowl

Preservationist Calls Decision by Urban Forestry Committee ‘Big Mistake’

Pasadena School Board Endorses Passage of Proposition 15

Autopsy Report Details Injuries to Anthony McClain in Police Shooting

Money Matters Dominate PUSD Candidates Forum

Man Accused of Truck Attack on Protesters in Pasadena Arrested in Federal Weapons Case

The Science of Solving Crimes: Pasadena Police Forensic Specialists Spotlighted on Forensic Science Week

Developers Lay Out Plans For Historic YWCA Building

Strategic Planned Burns Hold Bobcat Fire at Bay, Stall Advances on Mt. Wilson

Council Moves Ball Forward On Police Oversight Model

Bobcat Fire Advances on Mt.Wilson Again Monday, While Illegal Drone Puts Temporary Halt to Some Air Drops

Full-Scale Mock-Ups of Colorado Street Bridge Anti-Suicide Barriers to Be Installed in November

Bobcat Fire Grows to 100,000 Acres, Flames Flare Again Close to Mt. Wilson Prompting Aerial Assault

City Council Set to Consider Next Steps in Police Oversight Plan

School Board Candidates To Participate in Local Forum


Health Department Wants Committee to Support Bill Requiring Alternative Power Sources At Skilled Nursing Facilities

Councilmember McAustin: Pass ERA to Honor Justice Ginsburg

City Committee Weighs Second EV Charging Station in Partnership with Tesla

5G Plans for Pasadena Go Before City Committee on Tuesday

Council’s Legislative Policy Committee to Consider County and Local Ballot Measures

Finance Committee to Hear Latest Updates on City’s COVID-19 Fiscal Strategy

Applications Open For Altadena Town Council Election

Mayoral Candidates Tornek and Gordo Agree to Disagree in Debate

YWCA, Water and Power Site Plans Come Before Planning Commission

Council’s Legislative Policy Committee to Consider County and Local Ballot Measures


Astronaut Bob Behnken Welcomes Caltech Students to Fall Term From Space

Charter Offering Free Internet Service For Distance Learning

School Board Candidate Lee Adds California School Employees Association to List of Endorsements

School Board President Patrick Cahalan Picks Up Two More Endorsements in Reelection Bid

Community News:

Bobcat Fire Evacuation Warnings Finally Lifted for Pasadena, Altadena; Mt. Wilson Safe

Louis Armstrong Trumpet Believed to Have Been Used to Record Album at Pasadena Civic Auditorium Goes Up for Auction

Los Angeles Metro Board Approves $6 Billion Budget with Reduced Service Plan

Car Design and Ride-Hailing Could Change Due to COVID-19

California’s Eviction Moratorium Has Been Extended Through January, So How Are Local Landlords Faring?

Nearly Half of Pasadena’s $1 Million in Emergency Rental Assistance Program Funds Distributed

Mayoral Candidates Set to Participate In Two Debates Next Week

22 Pine Trees Spared in Lower Arroyo Habitat Restoration Project

Activists Still Wary of Automated License Plate Readers Despite Council Stipulation

County Officials Report Continued Progress Against COVID-19

Huntington Acquires New Paintings, Screen Prints Highlighting 2 Centuries of British Artwork

Rose Bowl Institute’s 2020 Women’s Empowerment Symposium Now Available to View Online

Young People Honor Ginsburg’s Memory and Legacy

Pasadena Nail Salons to Remain Closed for Time Being, Officials Say, As They Report 6 New COVID-19 Cases

Officials Want More Time from FAA to Comment on Airport Terminal Project

Vice Mayor Hampton Endorses Gordo in Mayoral Race

Councilmember McAustin Endorses Tornek in Mayoral Race

Pasadena’s Pacific Asia Museum Announces Plan to Deconstruct Orientalism

LA County Moves Closer To Advancing In State’s COVID Reopening Map

Pasadenans Urged to Register on National Voter Registration Day

TPS Supporters Launch Nationwide ‘La Libertad’ Bus Campaign From Pasadena

Local Activists Honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Restraining Order Request Seeks to Block Shortening of Time For Census Count

Next Step For Slow Streets Neighborhood Protection Plan

County Reports 991 COVID-19 Cases While Pasadena Reports 11 Cases And No Deaths

Joint Arroyo Seco Project to Involve Pasadena and South Pasadena

Public Safety:

Police Arrest Second Suspect In Fatal Rose Bowl Incident

Pasadena Marriage and Family Therapist Convicted of Sexual Assaults on 7 Patients

Shooting Reported in Pasadena Residential Neighborhood

City Could Buy K-Rail Barriers, Investing In Continuing On-Street Dining

Police Release Sketch of 2nd Suspect in Deadly Pasadena Shooting

Shooting Reported in Pasadena Residential Neighborhood

Gunman Robs Pasadena Gas Station

New Automatic License-Plate Readers Approved for Police Use – With a Catch

Fire at Pasadena House Sparked by Resident Using Propane Heater to Kill Bed Bugs, Officials Say

Pasadena Man Faces Arraignment in Connection with Deadly Kidnapping

103 Tickets Written During Bike and Pedestrian Safety Crackdown

Suspicious Package Draws Bomb Squad Response at Fillmore Gold Line Station, Determined to Be Safe


Former Caltech Dean of Students James J. Morgan, 1932–2020

Caltech Alumna Ellis Meng Elected to IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Leadership Role

One Year After He Led Pasadena Climate Strike, Student Activist Sees Little Environmental Progress

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