Around Town

City of South Pasadena Presents the First Parks After Dark Event

Bring the Entire Family to Fun Event on Tuesday

The City of South Pasadena will host its first Parks After Dark event on Tuesday, August 4, in Orange Grove Park. Fun, food and games will all be a part of the free family event from 6 to 9 p.m. … More>>

Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Expansion of Kidd’s Jewelry Heist

Think Bonnie & Clyde

Kidd’s Jewelry Heist kicked off the Arts Crawl with a ribbon cutting at 5pm Saturday to open its expanded space! The jewelry making parlor, now in its 4th year in business, has created a new room called “The Heist Hideout”. … More>>

Local Ballerina Earns Ultimate Title by American Ballet Theatre

By now most have heard about Misty Copeland, the first African-American woman to be promoted to the highest rank within American Ballet Theatre (ABT). What people may not know, is South Pasadena raised Stella Abrera, was also awarded the ultimate … More>>

Dream It! Do It! An Original Music Video Directed and Choreographed by Debbie Allen Featuring the Stars of Tomorrow

Kim Bruno, Artistic Director of The Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts in downtown Los Angeles, known as Grand Arts High School, announced that the school has produced an original music video – Dream It! Do It! … More>>

Ribbon Cutting at Kidd’s Jewelry Heist

Kidd’s Jewelry Heist has expanded their space and are having a ribbon cutting to celebrate.  It will be held on Saturday, July 18, 5:00 pm; just in time to kick off the Arts Crawl.  The Mayor will be there at … More>>

Special Olympics 2015 Host Town Events

Olympics World Games is the world’s largest sports and humanitarian event, showcasing athletes with incredible courage, unwavering determination and spirited sportsmanship. This year, the Special Olympics World Games will be held from July 25, 2015 to August 2, 2015 in … More>>

Are Women’s Fitness Programs Outdated?

Celebrity Trainer Says Most Women Benefit From A Comprehensive Approach

A study indicating why British women don’t workout as much as they’d prefer surely reflects the sentiments of American women, says celebrity trainer Holly Perkins. The research revealed that 75 percent of women in the United Kingdom want to exercise … More>>

Legislature Approves Holden’s Bill to Protect Used Car Buyers at “Buy Here, Pay Here” lots

Sacramento – The Assembly today gave final approval to Assemblymember Chris Holden’s (D-Pasadena) bill to rein-in predatory used car dealerships. AB 265 – Buy Here, Pay Here – now goes to Governor Brown for signature. “There is a growing segment … More>>

Neighbors Raise Concerns About Mission Street Development

Major Project

A new 38-unit development in the city has raised concerns by some neighbors, who attended a special meeting recently at the project site in the 800 block of Mission Street. After construction crews had left for the day, management for … More>>

Sunday Fun Starts with Concert Lineup

Music will be in the air this summer at Garfield Park as the City of South Pasadena holds its annual “Concerts in the Park” series. The family fun concerts will be held on select Sundays from 5 p.m. to 7 … More>>

President Barack Obama visits local area

President Barack Obama toured the area on Friday including a ride through Highland Park, concluding a visit over two days in Los Angeles. Motorists were urged to be aware of planned road closures as the president’s vehicle rolled through the … More>>

Unlicensed Driver Slams Vehicle into Tree on Fremont Avenue

An 18-year-old unlicensed driver from South Gate reportedly lost control of his SUV in the 1500 Block of Fremont Avenue on Sunday afternoon, crossed lanes, hit a curb, spun and finally came to rest after hitting a tree. Witnesses told … More>>

Former South Pasadena City Councilman Dave Margrave Passes Away

Longtime Owner of Morrow Holman in South Pasadena

Former South Pasadena City Councilman Dave Margrave passed away on Thursday, June 11, after a long battle with cancer. Comments on Facebook: “He was a character, but he loved South Pasadena and did everything he could to make make life … More>>

Large Crowd in Attendance at Preservation Foundation Event at Rialto Theatre

A historic landmark that has captured the hearts of so many, opened its doors to the public last Saturday afternoon to a crowd of about 300 looking to the day when the Rialto Theatre is restored to its brilliant self … More>>

4th Annual Health & Wellness Family Festival Today

Mark Your Calendars for Key Events in Town

6/4 4th Annual Health & Wellness Family Festival at the Farmers’ Market Come learn how you can be more healthy! 4:00 – 8:00 pm FREE 6/6 South Pasadena Preservation Foundation Annual Meeting & Preservation Awards Gala Public invited one last … More>>

Tigers Turn in Strong Showing at CIF Swimming Competition

High Finish for Both Boys' and Girls' Squads

The perfect weather above Riverside Community College aquatic center set the stage for the CIF Southern Section swimming finals on Saturday as four girls and five boys’ swimmers from the South Pasadena High squad competed in a variety of events. … More>>

3.9 Earthquake on West Side a Reminder for Residents to be Prepared

City Official Urge You to Have an Earthquake Kit in Place

A 3.9 earthquake that struck the Windsor Hills area of Southern California early Sunday morning is a warning signal for South Pasadena residents to be prepared for a major quake in the future. No damage from the trembler was reported … More>>

BMW and Bicycle Collide on Fair Oaks Avenue

Bicyclist Complains of Hip Pain but Refuses Treatment

Fire and police department officials were quickly at the scene after a vehicle and bicycle collided on Friday at about 2:45 p.m. in the 700 block of Fair Oaks Avenue. Officer Jeff Holland of the South Pasadena Police Department said … More>>

South Pasadena High Senior Irene Tang Earns $40,000 Scholarship

By Mary Ann Milbourn

When Irene Tang’s father had a stroke a few years ago, it brought her college plans into focus. She always liked math and science, but her father’s illness, followed by a second stroke last year, set her on a course … More>>

Huge Track Meet at South Pasadena High Tonight

Nearly 800 Athletes to Descend on South Pasadena

Proving that things do indeed improve with age, the fifth annual Tiger Track meet will be held at South Pasadena High School stadium Friday night. The meet will host teams from nearly 100 schools from all the over USA and … More>>