Around Town

Tournament of Roses Volunteer Membership

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® will host an informational reception, open to the public, for those interested in joining the Association’s volunteer membership at 6 p.m. on January 28, 2015 at Tournament House, located at 391 South Orange Grove Boulevard, … More>>

Canine Companions for Independence program

CCI, founded in 1975 in Santa Rosa California, is today the largest assistance dog program in the world. The training facility for the Southwestern states is in Oceanside, California. CCI trains and provides four types of assistance dogs: Service dogs … More>>



The South Pasadena Public Libraryand the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library, in partnership with the LA Opera Community Education Program, will present a free talk by Ron Streicher on the opera “The Ghosts of Versailles” on Wednesday, January … More>>

Two Earthquakes Shake Southland Saturday Night

No Damage Reported after 4.2 Tremblor

Two earthquakes shook the Southland on Saturday night. A 4.2-magnitude earth quake struck at 7:18 p.m. about 8 miles north of Castaic. Approximately 20 minutes earlier, a 3.0 trembler hit in the same area. The second earthquake was originally announced … More>>

Chamber ‘ShopTalk’ Meets January 6 at Mike & Anne’s

Learn How to Enhance Business Capital

Gary Pia, South Pasadena’s city treasurer and owner of Mission Street Wealth Management, will discuss “The Art of Introductions” on Tuesday, January 6, at the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce “ShopTalk” event at Mike & Anne’s restaurant. The monthly “Shoptalk,” … More>>

Rose Bowl Game to Officially Welcome Class of 2014

Induction Ceremony and Luncheon Begin at Noon

Three days before the 101st Rose Bowl Game hosts the first College Football Playoff Semifinal, the Rose Bowl Game will welcome three new members to its Hall of Fame – Ki-Jana Carter (Penn State), Knute K. Rockne (Notre Dame) and … More>>

Police Dept. Personnel Serve Thanksgiving Guests

LENDING A HAND – A packed War Memorial was the site of a festive Thanksgiving luncheon on Wednesday afternoon presented by the South Pasadena Senior Center. Serving the guests at the War Memorial Building were South Pasadena Police Department Chief … More>>

Stunning Trattoria Neapolis Now Even Better

Pasadena restaurant welcomes a new chef, debuts new menu items

When Trattoria Neapolis on South Lake Avenue first opened its doors in July 2012, it wowed guests with its stunning interior, high ceilings, marble detailing and gorgeous bar. Complemented by the Italian-American cuisine and a four-tiered beverage program, Trattoria Neapolis … More>>

Fire Officials Team to Put Out Garage Fire on Oak St.

Blaze in the 1900 Block of Oak Street in City

With support coming from Alhambra, San Marino and the South Pasadena Fire Departments, officials put out an early morning garage blaze in the city Friday morning. After the fire broke out at approximately SPFD 4:35 a.m., fire department officials found … More>>

Monrovia High Hands South Pasadena 32-6 Loss

Despite Loss South Pasadena Controls Own Destiny to CIF Playoffs

Monrovia High took another step toward its seventh straight Rio Hondo League football title Friday night with a 32-6 victory over South Pasadena. With the win, the Wildcats improved to 7-1, 3-0 on the season while the Tigers fell to … More>>

Residents Urge ‘Save the Trees’

On Milan Avenue

They’re not going anywhere. Two camphor trees, said to be healthy by a city arborist, will remain intact and won’t be cut down, according to Paul Toor, the City of South Pasadena’s public works director. Toor made the decision on … More>>

Police Investigate Explosion Outside South Pasadena High School Stadium

Tigers Roll to Third Straight Victory, Hand Visiting Alhambra a 20-0 Defeat

A mix of long runs, big catches and ample scoring added to the excitement, but South Pasadena High’s explosive offense was hardly a match to what was heard in the third quarter by those attending the Tigers’ 20-0 victory Friday … More>>

Many Enjoyed Special Spaghetti Recipe at Senior Center

Music Provided by Opera Singer Lisa-Marie Stramaglia

Music was in the air on Wednesday, September 24, as the South Pasadena Senior Center held its annual Spaghetti Feast. A full house was on hand for the festive event as guests enjoyed a special recipe of Spaghetti Bolognese prepared … More>>

Students Allegedly Planning Mass Shooting Released to Their Parents on Tuesday

Teens Reportedly Under House Arrest with Parents

Two students police say were involved in a potential mass shooting plot at South Pasadena High School reportedly will be released to their parents as result of a juvenile court judge’s order. The students, who were scheduled to enter their … More>>

South Pasadena Fire Department Responds to Power Outage on Sunday

Second Power Outage Reported Just After 5 p.m.

There is a report of a power outage affecting the area surrounding Alta Vista Avenue and Alta Vista Circle in South Pasadena. Residents reported a loud noise coming from the power pole before notifying fire department officials at about 3:30 … More>>

South Pasadena Public Library Children’s Fall Programs Set

A Lot of Activities for Kids

South Pasadena Library has a variety of free children’s programs planned for the fall, including Storytimes, Barks and Books, In-N-Out Burger’s Cover-to-Cover Reading Program, and the Tween Writing Series. Now through to November 14, a variety of storytimes will be … More>>

City Officials Continue to Seek Funds for Bike Trail in Arroyo

City Council Update

In an effort to improve the quality of life for its residents, City officials continue to seek funding to construct a bicycle trail along a section of Arroyo Seco Park in South Pasadena. A regional project, the city already has … More>>

Vintage Book Sale Slated Sept. 9 at South Pasadena Library Bookstore

A first time combination of old records and vintage books sale, all at reasonable prices, will be held by the Friends of the Library Bookstore September 9 through the 19 on the main floor of the library, 1110  Oxley Street. … More>>

South Pasadena Police Make No DUI Arrests at Checkpoint

Now through Labor Day

Labor Day weekend is coming up. For many Americans, that means an extra day off, backyard and beach barbecues, visiting friends and family, and the unofficial end of the summer season. Unfortunately, it also means a sharp increase in drunk-driving-related … More>>

Old Records and Vintage Books at South Pasadena Public Library

Friends' of the Library Event Sept. 9-19

A first time combination old records and vintage books sale, all at reasonable prices, will be held by the Friends of the Library Bookstore September 9 through the 19th on the main floor of the library, 1110 Oxley Street. The … More>>