Around Town

Southbound Lanes on 710 Freeway Remain Closed in Bell

Caltrans Hopes to Open Two Lanes Later Today

Reconstruction of traffic lanes continues after a massive tanker truck fire Sunday afternoon in the southbound lanes of the 710 Freeway, which remains closed between Atlantic Ave. and Florence Ave. in the City of Bell. Caltrans officials are hopeful of … More>>

Carmine’s Restaurant Robbed at Gunpoint Early Monday Morning

An armed man robbed Carmine’s Italian Restaurant in South Pasadena early Monday morning. Local police officials say a man wearing a hoodie and carrying a handgun went through the restaurant’s kitchen door after midnight and forced a pair of employees … 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>>

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation Dine Out Event

Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Numero Uno Pizza Dine-Out Day Fundraiser Supporting the Tournament of Roses Foundation Join Fellow Tournament & Foundation members and bring your friends and family! Come out and assist the mission of our Foundation (to support greater … More>>

The Kiwanis Club of South Pasadena

Hosted Two World War II Veterans

The Kiwanis Club of South Pasadena hosted two World War II Veterans, at their weekly luncheon, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Larry Stevens recalled his experiences as a B-17 rear tail gunner and Bruce Campbell spoke of his service in the … More>>

Don’t Miss the Last Chance to Swing and Win $1 Million

Hathaway-Sycamores hosts its final Shot-at-a-Million golf classic to benefit kids in need

(PASADENA, Calif., April 23, 2015)—Caring members of the community have one last chance to swing a golf club and walk away one-million-dollars richer. This seven-figure possibility will be among many highlights of Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services’ final Shot-at-a-Million Golf … More>>

Residential Burglary

Crime Bulletin

SUSPECT DESCRIPTION: Male, White, dark hair, 25-30 years, wearing a collared shirt, pants, backpack and riding a bicycle. LOSS: Wallet, sunglasses, keys, remote control, vehicle registration and owner’s manual. On 4-18-15, at about 2:31 AM, the above suspect rides his … More>>

Work Continues Friday Afternoon on Gold Line Repairs

Update on Light Rail System in South Pasadena

Update: April 25, 2015 Single tracking of trains remains in effect between Southwest Museum and Del Mar with three-car trains every 20 to 25 minutes. The single tracking is needed to accommodate work on repairing the overheard wires in South … More>>


LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today recalled outfielder Chris Heisey from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioned left-handed pitcher Adam Liberatore to Triple-A. Heisey is tied for fourth in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League with four home runs and … More>>


LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today acquired left-handed pitcher Xavier Cedeno from Washington in exchange for cash considerations. To make room on the 40-man roster, Los Angeles designated right-handed pitcher Daniel Corcino for assignment. Cedeno, 28, has made … More>>

Firefighters Faced with Tricky Terrain in Putting Out Fire

Scores of Firefighters Force to Put Out Blaze Friday Afternoon on Monterey Rd.

Fire officials were forced to run a hose more than 1,200 feet up hill from ground level late Friday afternoon to put out a fire at a South Pasadena residence near Monterey Rd. and Pasadena Ave., not far from Foremost … More>>

South Pasadena Kiwanis Club

Announces 2nd Annual Shredding Day

Community Document Shredding Day April 25th, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. SPUSD School District Parking Lot (1020 El Centro – Enter on Fairview) Sub-Headline : Announces 2nd Annual Shredding Day

Celebrities Expected to Join Saturday’s Autism Speaks Event

3K and 5K Walk Takes Place at Rose Bowl

Organizers say 55,000 people and a gaggle of television stars from shows like “Homeland.” “Parenthood,” and Jimmy Kimmel will flood into the Rose Bowl Saturday for the Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks event, North America’s largest grassroots autism … More>>

Carol Calandra Women of Distinction Award Winner in South Pasadena

Honor Made by Congresswoman Judy Chu, who Represents South Pasadena

Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) announced the names of 14 women from across the San Gabriel Valley who will receive the 2015 Women of Distinction Award. The award, now in its 6th year, will be given out at a ceremony on … More>>

Rep. Chu Statement in Support of Low-Wage Worker Walkouts

Congresswoman in Support of Effort to Raise Wages

Rep. Judy Chu, whose 27th District represents South Pasadena, released the following statement in support of low-wage workers around the country who are walking off their jobs to demand higher wages and the right to collectively bargain: “Today, stagnant wages … More>>

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles

Celebrates National Volunteer Month with Honors To Their Own

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles WHAT:   Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles will celebrate 103 years of Girl Scouting and recognize local volunteers for their dedication at the council’s annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on Saturday, April 18. The organization … 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>>

Assemblymember Chris Holden Hosts Interactive Town Hall on the State Budget

La Verne – Want to understand how the California state budget works? Assemblymember Chris Holden and the University of La Verne are hosting the “Next 10 Budget Town Hall” in which audience members get a say in putting together a … More>>

Holden Honors Pasadena Holocaust Survivor at Capitol Ceremony

Sacramento – In a moving ceremony today at the State Capitol, Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) honored Holocaust survivor Ike Langholz of Pasadena whose nightmarish journey through the Nazi occupation of Poland was recounted on the Assembly floor as part of … More>>

Descanso Gardens Earth Day festival April 25 & 26

Weekend includes discussion of low-water gardening

April 13, 2015, La Cañada Flintridge, CA – Descanso Gardens celebrates Earth Day and the spring season with a festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26. Family-friendly activities explore local wildlife and wildflowers. Activities are free with admission, … More>>