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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>>

Man Charged for Lewdness in Presence of Child/Molesting a Minor

Near South Pasadena Library on Monday

South Pasadena detectives are investigating an incident of lewd conduct that occurred on Monday, June 22, at about 7:20 p.m. at the South Pasadena Public Library, 1100 Oxley Street. According to authorities, a male suspect described as Hispanic, 50-60 years-old, … More>>

Assembly Majority Leader Holden

Releases Statement on Legislative Budget Agrrement

Sacramento – Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) released the following statement on passage of the state budget this afternoon: “In the wake of the recession, this budget continues the work of rebuilding our state. I am encouraged to see that schools … More>>

Help Out – We’re in a Drought!

Assemblymember Holden Hosts Drought Workshop with Kidspace

Pasadena – California is in the midst of a historic drought with no end in sight. That’s why Assemblymember Chris Holden and Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena are teaming up for an evening of water-wise tips on living with the … More>>

Important Announcement Regarding the State Route 710 North Study

Draft EIR/EIS Extended to August 5

Caltrans and Metro have extended the public review and comment period for the SR 710 North Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIR/EIS). The new deadline for submitting comments is now August 5, 2015. Sub-Headline : Draft EIR/EIS Extended … More>>

Dumpster Fire Closes Two-Block Stretch along Mission Street on Saturday

Blaze Activates Sprinkler System Inside Building

Fire officials put out a dumpster fire behind a building in the 1400 block of Mission Street Saturday morning as smoke from the blaze set off the sprinkler system inside the structure. After reports of smoke seen in the area … 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>>

Governor Brown to Meet with South Bay Water Leaders on Drought Tomorrow in San Jose

SACRAMENTO – As the state’s drought persists and the start of summer nears, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will meet with water leaders from across the South Bay tomorrow in San Jose to discuss local conservation efforts.   When: Tomorrow, … More>>


AB 252 Passes Assembly 49 to 12

Sacramento – The Assembly today approved Assemblymember Chris Holden’s (D-Pasadena) bill to help students in underserved communities gain access to advanced coursework in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Computer Science classes. The measure, AB 252, is aimed at increasing the … 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>>

Ciclavia-Pasadena Draws Thousands of Cyclists Along Colorado Blvd.

Thousands Turn Out for Huge Event

Thousands Turned Out for Ciclavia-Pasadena on Sunday Presented by Metro, CicLAvia-Pasadena was a fun, car-free event on key city streets in downtown Pasadena to enjoy by walking, jogging, bicycling, skating and other non-vehicle means from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. … More>>

Library Summer Reading Program

South Pasadena Public Library STREET BEAT JUNE 11 Summer Reading Program 2015 SRP Kickoff Thursday June 11th 4:00 pm. – 5:00 p.m. Bring your picnic blankets and picnics to the El Centro Street side of the Library Park.

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>>

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>>