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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.

TASP and School District Reach Tentative Agreement

4.85% Retroactive Raise for Teachers to July 1, 2014

A tentative agreement between the Teachers Association of South Pasadena (TASP) and the South Pasadena Unified School District has been reached, according to a letter sent out by the TASP Negotiation Team. In the letter obtained by the South Pasadena … More>>

It’s a Beach Party at Parti Gras!

Commentary/Coll Metcalfe

As a board member at the South Pasadena Educational Foundation, I get a lot of questions about Parti Gras. “What’s the theme this year?” “What should I wear?” “What is Parti Gras?” I thought that with just a week left … 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>>



To promote further public participation, and in response to requests made by stakeholders representing the community of East Los Angeles, Caltrans has agreed to hold another public hearing for the State Route 710 North Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement … More>>

Memorial Day Service

On May 25, 2015 9 am to 9:45 am the City of South Pasadena will host A Memorial Day service– Mayor Robert S. Joe will lead the service which will be held at the War Memorial Building, 435 Fair Oaks … More>>

Author Night on Autism at Library on May 21

With Amalia Starr and Dr. Diane Cullinane

Amalia Starr and Dr. Diane Cullinane, local authors of books on Autism, will make a dual Author Night appearance in the Library Community Room on Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m. The free, very practical program is presented by the … More>>

Free Job Search Workshop at Library

The South Pasadena Public Library will present a free Job Search workshop, featuring Keynote Speaker Michael Johnson, in the Library Community Room at 1115 El Centro Street from 11:00 a.m. to 1p.m. on Saturday, May 30. This event will focus … More>>

Thursday, May 14 is “Bike to Work Day”

On Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 14, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Metro will offer free rides to bicyclists on Metro buses and trains throughout Los Angeles County. Additionally, other transit providers, including Big Blue Bus, … More>>

State Water Board Adopts 25 Percent Mandatory Water Conservation Regulation

SACRAMENTO – With emergency drought conditions persisting throughout California, the State Water Resources Control Board Tuesday adopted an emergency regulation requiring an immediate 25 percent reduction in overall potable urban water use statewide in accordance with Gov. Jerry Brown’s April … More>>

Woman’s Club of South Pas Seeks Cookies

For Operation Cookie on May 20

If you have a favorite cookie recipe and like to bake, the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena urges you to remember hospitalized and homeless veterans and participate in “Operation Cookie.” If you do not have culinary skills, the Club also … More>>

Four Boy Scouts Earn Eagle Awards

Highest Honor in Scouting

Troop 342 (formerly 366) recently held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor at South Pasadena’s War Memorial Building. The four young men honored with Scouting’s highest award were Evan Baranich, Andrew Mann, Charles Yung and Andrew Zableckis. All four Scouts … More>>

The Original Farmers Market Offers Free Summer Music Series

Iconic Los Angeles destination to host an array of music for all ages and tastes

Los Angeles (May 7, 2015) – Beloved Los Angeles landmark and favorite destination for locals and tourists alike, The Original Farmers Market at Third & Fairfax is celebrating the start of the longer days and balmy nights of summer with … More>>

Water Wise Landscape – Pruning & Maintenace Workshop

Wed., May 13th from 6 - 9 pm

Learn how to prune and maintain your water wise landscape at the City’s upcoming workshop on Wednesday, May 13th from 6 pm to 9 pm. The turf removal rebate program will also be discussed for those interested in participating in … More>>

Holden’s Bill to Certify Music Therapists Passes CA Assembly

AB 1279 - Music Therapy Changing Lives

Sacramento – Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Music Therapy bill to provide formal recognition to music therapists has been approved in the state Assembly and now goes to the Senate for consideration. “Music therapy has many benefits for every age from babies … More>>

Attempted Robbery Made at Chase Bank in South Pasadena

Suspect Leaves Without Cash After Teller Walks a

A suspect was left empty handed Wednesday afternoon after attempting to rob Chase Bank in South Pasadena. South Pasadena Police Officer Daren Wong said a man entered the bank at 1305 Fair Oaks Avenue at about 4:30 p.m.and presented a … 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>>

Holden’s Bill to Protect Small Business

AB 525 Franchise Bill of Rights

HOLDEN’S BILL TO PROTECT SMALL BUSINESS FRANCHISE OWNERS PASSES KEY COMMITTEE AB 525 Franchise Bill of Rights Sacramento – Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bill to improve the rights of franchise owners in contract disputes with corporate bosses, has passed the Assembly … More>>

“Bike Week L.A” Coming to Los Angeles County May 10-16

“Bike Week L.A” Coming to Los Angeles County May 10-16 The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is sponsoring “Bike Week LA” activities from May 10-16 to encourage L.A. County residents to ride bicycles to work, school and other … More>>

DA’s Office Files Hit and Run Charges Against Whittier Resident

Motorist involved in striking Family with Her Vehicle at Orange Grove Ave. and Columbia St.

On Wednesday, April 29, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in Alhambra filed Felony Hit and Run charges against Whittier resident Tiffani Lowden. Lowden was initially arrested on December 22, 2014, for fleeing the scene of an injury traffic … More>>