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Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of The Week

Published on Saturday, October 17, 2020 | 5:49 pm

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 55 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.

Top Stories:

City Will Race the Clock to Appeal State Housing Mandate

Armenian Americans March for Artsakh in Pasadena

Maker of Covid-19 Testing Kits Leases Office Space in Pasadena Playhouse District for $8.1 Million

Special Ed Takes Center Stage at PUSD Election Forum

Pasadena Response Rate High As Census Draws to a Close

Pasadenans Urged to Join in ‘Great Shakeout’ Earthquake Drill

Fate of Leaf Blowers Taken Up by City’s Environmental Advisory Commission

Two Separate Federal Civil Rights Lawsuits Filed In Case Of Man Fatally Shot By Pasadena Police

Pasadena Retailers Hoping for Strong Holiday Season to Offset Pandemic Losses

Father of Man Shot By Pasadena Police Files Federal Civil Rights Suit

Tournament of Roses Will Not Select Queen, Royal Court This Year

Mayoral Candidates Address Madison Heights Forum

Local Leaders Upbeat About Pasadena’s Economic Recovery, While UCLA Report Says It Could Take State 2 Years to Bounce Back

City Starts Recruitment Process For New Fire Chief

Tornek-Gordo Debate Postponed At Last Minute


Hearing Officer To Review Local Hiring on Walnut Street Project

Environmental Advisory Commission Hosts Public Forum Regarding Gas-Powered Landscape Equipment

Design Commission Set to Review Two Residential Projects and One Shopping Center During Tuesday Meeting

Northwest Commission To Review Slow Streets Neighborhood Protection Plan


Pacific Oaks College and Children’s School Names New Trustee

Community News:

Change to Nonconforming Uses Could Make It Easier For City to Deal With Some Nuisance Businesses

Voters to March From All Saints to City Hall Voting Drop Box

Health Officials Reiterate Importance of Flu Vaccination Amid Pandemic

Oversight Commission Led by Former Pasadena Assistant City Manager Calls For Sheriff Villanueva’s Resignation

Pasadena Organization to Provide Free COVID-19 Testing

Pasadena Armenian Community Plans 4 Days of Action in Support of Artsakh

Deadline for Voter Registration Approaching

Orange Grove Blvd. Resurfacing Project Nearing Completion

LA County Tightens Policy on Face Masks in Courthouses

City Marks One Week Without a COVID-19 Death, as 5 New Cases Are Confirmed Wednesday

Pasadena-Area Democrats Launch Voter Outreach Effort

State Sen. Bob Archuleta Endorses Priscilla Hernandez for Pasadena Board of Education

3 COVID-19 Cases Reported in Pasadena Following 2 Days Without a Detected Infection

Pasadena Police Dept. Sets Out to Hire 2-Dozen Officers, Starting With Local Community Members

Applications Being Accepted for Pasadena Arts & Culture Relief Grants

Locals Decry Broken Ceasefire in Armenia, Azerbaijan Conflict

The Pasadena Police Department to Make Forfeiture Funds Available to Some Nonprofits

County Reports 971 New COVID-19 Cases on Sunday; Pasadena, None

Assemblyman Holden Endorses PUSD Board Candidate Wu Fredericks

Business Top Story:

Pasadena-based Tetra Tech Wins $24 Million USAID Water Resources Management Contract

Pasadena-based Blaze Pizza adds CMO, Chief Restaurant Officer

Public Safety:

Attacker Sought Following Car-to-Car Shooting in Pasadena

More Funding Announced for Verdugo Regional Crime Laboratory

Old Pasadena Truck Attack Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

5 Residents Displaced After Faulty Wiring Causes Attic Fire Wednesday Night

Cocaine, More Than $20,000 in Cash Seized Following Traffic Stop in Pasadena; 2 Arrested

Bobcat Fire Possibly Caused By Vegetation Contacting Overhead Conductor

Pasadena Police Mark National Pedestrian Safety Month

Small Fire Breaks Out at YWCA Building

Traffic Stop Results in Rescue of Captive Domestic Violence Victim in Pasadena: Police

Police Offer “Snapshot” of Incidents Officers Responded To in September


Longtime Food Truck Proprietor Retires; Pasadena Community Raises $26,000 Send-Off

Interim Fire Chief to Retire Next Month

Non-Profits News:

Pasadena Child Health Foundation Awarded J. Donald Thomas Award at Young & Healthy Virtual Gala

Pasadena Workforce Development Board Offers Services, Grants to Help Pandemic-Affected Workers

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