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South Pasadena Fire Department Responds to Power Outage on Sunday

Second Power Outage Reported Just After 5 p.m.

There is a report of a power outage affecting the area surrounding Alta Vista Avenue and Alta Vista Circle in South Pasadena. Residents reported a loud noise coming from the power pole before notifying fire department officials at about 3:30 … More>>

South Pasadena Public Library Children’s Fall Programs Set

A Lot of Activities for Kids

South Pasadena Library has a variety of free children’s programs planned for the fall, including Storytimes, Barks and Books, In-N-Out Burger’s Cover-to-Cover Reading Program, and the Tween Writing Series. Now through to November 14, a variety of storytimes will be … More>>

City Officials Continue to Seek Funds for Bike Trail in Arroyo

City Council Update

In an effort to improve the quality of life for its residents, City officials continue to seek funding to construct a bicycle trail along a section of Arroyo Seco Park in South Pasadena. A regional project, the city already has … More>>

Vintage Book Sale Slated Sept. 9 at South Pasadena Library Bookstore

A first time combination of old records and vintage books sale, all at reasonable prices, will be held by the Friends of the Library Bookstore September 9 through the 19 on the main floor of the library, 1110  Oxley Street. … More>>

South Pasadena Police Make No DUI Arrests at Checkpoint

Now through Labor Day

Labor Day weekend is coming up. For many Americans, that means an extra day off, backyard and beach barbecues, visiting friends and family, and the unofficial end of the summer season. Unfortunately, it also means a sharp increase in drunk-driving-related … More>>

Old Records and Vintage Books at South Pasadena Public Library

Friends' of the Library Event Sept. 9-19

A first time combination old records and vintage books sale, all at reasonable prices, will be held by the Friends of the Library Bookstore September 9 through the 19th on the main floor of the library, 1110 Oxley Street. The … More>>

Shocked and Heart Broken by the Events of the Past Few Days.

Together We Can Stand - School district, Police and Community Members - Unified!

Letter to the Community: On behalf of the Board of Education, we, along with you, have felt shocked and heart broken by the events of the past few days. Never would we imagine that the threat of violence and harm … More>>

Formal Charges Filed Against Two Teens who Allegedly Planned Shooting at SPHS

After meeting with members of the Los Angeles County Juvenile District Attorney’s Office in Pasadena on Wednesday morning, detectives from the South Pasadena Police Department presented formal charges against two 16 and 17-year old suspects, who they believe planned to … More>>

SPARC and Others to Host End of Summer Concert Celebration

Outside Library Community Room

The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC), in partnership with the South Pasadena Public Library and Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library, is presenting its 4th annual “End of Summer Concert Celebration” on Thursday, September 25, from 5 to 6:30 … More>>

It’s a Weekly Juggling Act at South Pasadena Library

Club Meets on Monday Nights

Whether you’re a newcomer or a regular attendee, the South Pasadena Juggling Club welcomes the public to an assortment of unusually fun activities, from juggling to riding unicycles. The talented group from all ages and backgrounds meets on Monday evenings … More>>

Nature Park Cleanup Set for Arroyo Park on Saturday

The Friends of the Nature Park will meet on Saturday, August  16, from 9 a.m. to noon to pull weeds and pick up litter. The event is open to the public. “Come for the whole time, for an hour, or … More>>

Shows Major Concern for Drought

WATER WISE WORKSHOPS FOR RESIDENTS – In the face of the state’s worst drought in history, the City of South Pasadena is offering a rebate of $2 per square foot to remove turf from their front and/or back yard and … More>>

Will it Stay Green?

State Drought as it Relates to South Pasadena

For some, it’s the perfect getaway, a respite from the hectic pace of a busy work week, by finding solace in the Arroyo Seco with an opportunity to sink a hole-in-one. Others find it the ideal location to compete in … More>>

Fashion Show and Luncheon September 6 at Woman’s Club

The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena will hold its 2014 Fashion Show and Luncheon on Saturday, September 6, at the Clubhouse, 1424 Fremont Avenue in South Pasadena. Proceeds from the event will benefit the club’s Arts and Music Scholarships for … More>>

Greg Luna Looks Forward to New Role in School District

Q & A with New Athletic Director

Greg Luna, a longtime coach  and teacher, has been named South Pasadena High’s newest athletic director, replacing Marc Zalin, who left the position in June. Luna brings 22 years of coaching experience to the job after working at Blair High … More>>

Women Arrested on Suspicion of Stealing Mail in South Pasadena

An Alert Officer Spotted the Suspects

Two women were arrested Sunday, August 3, 2014 around 1:30 P.M., on suspicion of stealing numerous pieces of mail from mailboxes in and around South Pasadena and Alhambra, according to Sergeant Brian Solinsky of the South Pasadena Police Department. An … More>>

Science Fun at South Pas Library

ENTERTAINING SHOW – The 6th Wonderful Wednesdays program last week inside the South Pasadena Library’s Community Room featured Rudy Gonzalez, who demonstrated the scientific principles behind chemical reactions in “Rudy’s Radical Science Show.”  Audience members learned secrets on how to … More>>

City Looks at Next Steps Should Famed Rialto Theatre Get Sold

Bidding on the Rialto Theatre, an eyesore in its current dilapidated state, has concluded with film director Quentin Tarantino, Vintage Cinemas and a music firm all showing interest, according to sources closely tied to the proposed sale. The blind bidding … More>>

Camp Shi’ini Concludes with Olympics Competition

FUN IN ARROYO PARK – Camp Shi’ini is a 5-week Native American Indian themed day-camp based in South Pasadena, concluded its summer run in Arroyo Park last week with its own version of the Olympic Games.  With support from counselors, … More>>

Hanscom Drive Residents No Longer Face Rugged Travel

Street Gets $2.4 Million Upgrade

It’s finally smooth sailing for residents living along Hanscom Drive, no longer a street once full of potholes, cracks, debris and gravel dominating the heavily-used roadway in the hill area of the city. With about $3 million in improvements made … More>>