Around Town

Water Wise Plants, Irrigation & Design Workshop

Scheduled for Tuesday, December 9, at 6 p.m.

To help residents use water more efficiently, the City of South Pasadena is offering a rebate of $2 per square foot to remove turf from their front and/or back yard and replace it with a water wise landscape. At the … 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>>


Pasadena’s best-loved holiday show, A Christmas Carol, begins its third wonder-filled year at A Noise Within Theatre on December 5. Hailed as a “timeless holiday staple” by Backstage, the production LA Weekly called “magic!” is a dream realized for co-artistic … 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>>

South Pasadena Arts Crawl a Neighborhood Night-on-the-Town!

Centered Around Mission Street Saturday Night

On Saturday, October 18, 2014, artists and businesses in South Pasadena teamed up to host another of the popular (and free!) Saturday evening strolls in the city , a “Neighborhood Night-on-the-Town”, produced by SPACE and our Chamber of Commerce.  This … More>>

Journey into Trafficking Shown

Documentary in Community Room

Women Involved in South Pasadena Political Action (WISPPA) presented “Sand of Silence, Journey into Trafficking with our community” October 8, in the South Pasadena Library Community Room. “WISPPA has been part of the effort to push for regulation legislation and … More>>


Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bill to give law enforcement stronger tools to combat the growing problem of kitchen grease theft has been signed into law by Gov. Brown. “In the days of the Wild West it was cattle rustling, today it’s … More>>

A Noise Within Opens Season with The Tempest & The Importance of Being Earnest

A Noise Within, Southern California’s only year round classical repertory company, has opened it’s 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with The Tempest & The Importance of Being Earnest. Both are running in repertory along with August Strindberg’s Dance of Death through November … More>>

Grand Opening for Mission Chiropractic Works in City

MEET THE STAFF – A large gathering turned out last week as Mission Chiropractic Works held a grand opening while showcasing its wellness center, which provides holistic health coaching and nutrition, homeopathy, chiropractic treatment, yoga therapy, reiki, hypnotherapy, acupuncture and … More>>

San Pascual Stables Take Part in LA Masters Event

STANDOUT PERFORMANCES – This past weekend, San Pascual Stables’ Caroline and David Sterckx led the charity group, “JUMP” to the inaugural LA Masters Grand Slam held at the LA Convention Center. During this international festival of show jumping, the Longines-sponsored, … 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>>