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Helicopters Circle South Pas as Fire Department Conducts Drill

With Dry Conditions, There’s Always Chance for Brush Fire

Helicopters were busy circling South Pasadena on Saturday as area fire departments conducted a series of brush fire drills in the city. The Los Angeles Fire Department hosted the exercise, with units from South Pasadena, San Marino and San Gabriel … More>>

Chamber’s Arts Crawl Featured Art, Music and ‘Sketchbars’

Lively Evening in the City

Art galleries, live musical performances and film screenings were among the various venues that attracted visitors and residents alike to explore the streets of South Pasadena on Saturday, July 19, in support of the quarterly Arts Crawl. The community held … More>>

Tigers Continue Toward Goal of Little League World Series

Junior Division Softball All-Stars on a Roll

After winning the Section title on July 10, the Junior Fast-pitch Softball All-Stars (13-14 age group) continued their long summer journey through the Little League All-Star tournament by advancing to the State Championships in Colton. The Tigers opened the tournament … More>>

City of South Pasadena Offers Cooling Centers on Extremely Hot Days

The South Pasadena Senior Center is open for refuge from 8 am to 5 pm (Monday through Friday)

The City of South Pasadena will open cooling centers on days when temperatures are forecast to reach 96º and higher. The South Pasadena Senior Center is open for refuge from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday through Friday), and the … More>>

Updated Crime Blotter in South Pasadena

Two Residential Robberies in the City Last Week

July 16 – 22, 2014 (Hundred block given in place of exact address) The Weekly Crime Summary is a list of reported auto thefts, burglaries, robberies and other activities occurring in the City of South Pasadena. An alert and well-informed … More>>

South Pasadena Public Works Commission Vacancy

Local Residents Invited to Apply for the Position

Mayor Marina Khubesrian, M.D. announced that applications are being accepted for a vacancy on the South Pasadena Public Works Commission (Commission). In 2012, the South Pasadena City Council established the volunteer Commission comprised of professionals to assist in providing valuable … More>>

South Pasadena Investigates Missing Child

Police respond to Possible Abduction

On July 9, at approximately 9:04 p.m. the South Pasadena Police Department responded to possible child abduction. The SPPD investigation determined that the parent had already left the country prior to the police being notified. The child and parent arrived … More>>

Hope Perello Honored for Earning the Empowerment Award

Recipient of 2014 Women Mean Business Awards

South Pasadena Mayor Marina Khubesrian, left, presented a certificate of recognition to Hope Perello, owner of SPACE, for being named as the Empowerment Award Recipient for the 2014 Women Mean Business Awards. Sub-Headline : Recipient of 2014 Women Mean Business … More>>

SPHS Valedictorians Lead Pledge of Allegiance

Take on duty at South Pasadena City Council Meeting

Jason Wang and Clement Witherall, valedictorians and 2014 graduates of South Pasadena High School, were asked to lead the Pledge of Allegiance during the July 2 City Council Meeting. It was noteworthy achievement to be asked to take on the … More>>

Popular Music CD Collection Available at SP Library

A Variety of Genres Including Blues, Country, Rock and Pop

The South Pasadena Public Library features an extensive music CD collection available to the public. Music CDs are available in a variety of genres including blues, classical, jazz, rock, pop, country, opera, folk, holiday, world, and soundtracks. Music CDs can … More>>

Massage Therapy Bill Moves to Senate Appropriations Committee

City Officials, the League, City Lobbyists and Others Testify in Strong Support

The Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee yesterday heard AB 1147 (Bonilla), the California Massage Therapy Act and passed it on an 8-0 vote. The bill now moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee, which will likely hear it in … More>>

Celebration of Families and Remembering at Sun Yat-sen Festival

On the weekend of June 7 and 8, Oneonta Congregational Church, in partnership with Mysteries Of Spiritual Awareness In Communities MOSAIC, Inc., held a “Celebration of Families: Remembering Sun Yat-sen Festival.” The festival welcomed all families of the greater South … More>>

Smoke Detected from Office Building on Huntington Dr.

An office building in the 1600 block of Huntington Drive was evacuated Monday morning after reports of the smell of smoke, according to Paul Riddle, deputy chief for the South Pasadena Fire Department. Fire officials were called to the site … More>>

Senior Center Presents Father’s Day Luncheon

Entertainment Provided by Comedian Robin Roberts

Recognizing dad, the South Pasadena Senior Center hosted a Father’s Day luncheon on Friday. On the menu were grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, potato salad, watermelon and chips. Comedian Robin Roberts kept the large crowd laughing following lunch. For more … More>>

Landmark Rialto Theatre for Sale

Opens Door for Major Revitalization Effort

The Jebbia family will put the property up for sale, but there’s another major player involved – Landmark Theatres – which holds the keys to the lease for 10 more years Long an eyesore, deteriorating and recognized as a blight … More>>

Parti Gras Event A Big Hit with Community

About 850 Turnout for Big Event

Putting an exclamation point on its impact in the community, the South Pasadena Educational Foundation (SPEF) hosted, according to many in the large crowd, one of its best Parti Gras events last Saturday night in the long history of the … More>>

Congratulations to 2014 Golden Arrow Award Winners

South Pasadena Beautiful will be awarding recognition Golden Arrow Awards to eight residential and commercial properties at the group’s annual meeting on Tuesday, June 3.  The awards have been presented each spring for many years by South Pasadena Beautiful to … More>>

South Pasadena High’s Volleyball Season Comes to End

South Pasadena High’s historic boys’ volleyball season came to and end Thursday night as the Tigers fell to Corona del Mar in the semifinals of the CIF State Division II Southern California volleyball regional playoffs. The Tigers lost in straight … More>>

State Assembly Clears Chris Holden Bills

One Gives Local Governments More Control Over Regulating Massage Businesses

Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) had 10 bills approved by the Assembly this week as the deadline for getting bills out of their house of origin approached. The bills include measures to help the long-term unemployed, increase penalties for vandalism in … More>>

SoPas Police Teaming with Safety Commission to Reduce Crime

Concerns About Identity Theft

Reports continue to come into the South Pasadena Police Department about scams targeting residents in which suspects pose as either an IRS agent or Edison representatives demanding money. Local authorities hope the public is listening. “The  callers sound legitimate, but … More>>