Around Town

‘Car-Free’ Photography Display at South Pas Library in June

Photographs by Edward E. Solis

Southern California still remains immersed in a predominantly car-based culture. But, as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) continues to expand services throughout the Southland, more Angelenos are embracing a car-free lifestyle. Living without a car can be ideal for those … More>>

Firefighters Respond to Electrical Fire at Residence on Garfield Avenue

In Ceiling of Bathroom of Two-Story Home

Firefighters from four different agencies, including South Pasadena, were at the scene of a small electrical fire of a two-story residence in the 1300 block of Garfield Avenue in San Marino Friday night. The fire broke out in a light … More>>

Rainwater Havesting Addressed at South Pas Beautiful Meeting

South Pasadena Beautiful held its annual meeting on June 2  in the South Pasadena Library Community Room. Jeff Hutchison, a sustainable solutions community educator with TreePeople, talked about rainwater harvesting. Attendees learned the basics of capturing and reusing rainwater, native … More>>

AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA 2016 – STAGE 5

Stage 5 Podium 1. Toms Skujins (LAT), Cannondale Pro Cycling Team (USA) 2. Adam De Vos (CAN), Rally Cycling Team (USA) 3. Xabier Zandio (ESP), Team Sky (GBR) Stage 5 Jersey Winners Amgen Leader Jersey – Julian Alaphilippe (FRA), Etixx … More>>

Support “Operation Cookie” For Veterans

Cookies are needed for hospitalized, homeless and special needs veterans as part of the annual “Operation Cookie” project to be held on Wednesday, May 25th at the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena.    The cookies will be individually packed into cheerfully … More>>

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Musical Opens in July 2016

       The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee opens July 8 at Sierra Madre Playhouse, scheduled to run through August 21. The musical delivers on its title: the focus of its story is on a spelling contest. Young … More>>

Upcoming Events at South Pasadena Public Library

Thursday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m.—Author Night on Health & Healing with Dance and Writing with Judith Hannan and Nadia Natali. Judith Hannan is a Yale Lecturer and Narrative Medicine Practitioner, who teaches people to write through their illness and … More>>

South Pasadena Headed to CIF-SS Playoffs for the First Time Since 2003

Defense Comes Up Big to Stop Temple City 2-Point Conversion to tie it

South Pasadena High’s defense came up big when it had to, stopping a two-point conversion with no time on the clock after Temple City closed to within 2 points as the clock ran out following a last second touchdown pass … More>>

Results of Election for Special Library Tax -Measure L

Jon Primuth and Suzie Abajian to Join the School Board

EXTEND LIBRARY SPEC. TAX YES 2,340 80.97 – Percent NO 550 19.03 – Percent Board of Education Top 2 Win Jon Primuth 1,617 34.77 percent Suzie Abajian 1,606 34.53 Joe Loo 1,428 30.70 percent Sub-Headline : Jon Primuth and Suzie … 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>>

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>>

Gunmen Rob Ocean Liquor Second Time in 10 Days

Two Suspects Leave with $250 in Cash on Saturday Night

For the second time in 10 days, Ocean Liquor in South Pasadena has been robbed at gunpoint. The latest incident took place Saturday night at approximately 11:30 p.m. when a pair of gunmen, one pointing a semi-automatic at a clerk, … More>>

South Pasadena High Drops Doubleheader to Pasadena

Following Spring Break Tigers Return to Diamond April 8 Against Temple City

South Pasadena High was swept in a non-league doubleheader against Pasadena on Saturday, March 28, dropping the first game 11-1, before getting pummeled in the second, 18-3. With the pair of losses, the Tigers dropped to 5-6 overall, 1-2 in … More>>

Motorcycle, Vehicle Collide on Monterey Rd.

Driver of Motorcycle Transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital

A vehicle and motorcycle collided at Monterey Road and Orange Grove Avenue in South Pasadena Friday afternoon, sending one person to Huntington Memorial Hospital for treatment. Officer Chris Perez of the South Pasadena Police Department said the motorcycle was heading … More>>

South Pasadena High’s Girls’ Basketball Team Falls to North High

Tigers Finish with Remarkable 24-3 Record

South Pasadena High’s girls basketball team gave a strong performance before falling to North Torrance High 70-57 in CIF’s State Division III quarterfinals Saturday night, ending their memorable season with an overall 24-3 record. with the victory, the Saxons improved … More>>

South Pas Police Arrest Five Juveniles in Burglary Attempt

Detained in 1100 Block of Oak Street

On Monday, January 26, at approximately 1 p.m., an observant neighbor saw a male climbing into the window of a home in the 1100 block of Oak St. in South Pasadena. South Pasadena police officers responded and detained three juveniles … More>>