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MOMS of Community Lends Holiday Cheer

MOMS for Community wants to thank everyone who participated in this years Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration; Mayor Robert S. Joe, Councilmembers Dr. Marina Khubesrian and... More »

Season’s Greetings

A WAVE FROM SANTA Just in the nick of time, St. Nick, or better known as Santa Claus, waved from a South Pasadena fire engine... More »

Santa Helps Those in Need at Holy Family Church

Hundreds of gifts and an abundance of food items were generously donated by community members as volunteers at Holy Family Church in South Pasadena were... More »

Woman, Dog and Infant Victims in Hit-and-Run Accident

It was a beautiful Sunday night, perfect for walking around the neighborhood with their dog and a chance to admire holiday lights. On the way... More »

Mayor Khubesrian Hands Over Gavel After ‘Creating Momentum’

New Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem Set for Selection by Council It’s a mission that outgoing Mayor Marina Khubesrian, M.D., along with those serving on... More »

Updated Crime Blotter in South Pasadena

The Weekly Crime Summary is a list of reported auto thefts, burglaries, robberies and other activities occurring in the City of South Pasadena. Call the... More »

Spirit of Charitable Giving at Woman’s Club

The spirit of charitable gift giving highlighted the December meeting of Woman’s Club of South Pasadena. The annual “Spirit of Giving” luncheon program, held at... More »

Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Zappos.com Help Kids in Need

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses and Zappos.com joined hands with Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Families in Transition, a charitable organization serving homeless children enrolled... More »

Tigers Win AYSO BU12 Title

The Tigers defeated the Blue Demons 3-1 to claim the BU12 Championship for AYSO Region 214. Although the Tigers were the No. 1 seed in... More »

Starbucks Sponsors Holiday Toy Drive 5th Straight Year

For the fifth straight year, Starbucks is sponsoring a toy drive in participating Starbucks stores in the San Gabriel Valley and surrounding area. This year,... More »

Volunteers Take City Float Out for Test Run Saturday

The City of South Pasadena’s float, given the title “Still Winning,” will soon be going down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena for the 126th Rose Parade.... More »

Host Town South Pasadena Set to Hold Fundraising Reception

Bill and Mary Urquhart to Open their Home for an Inspirational and Educational Gathering Following its official announcement on November 12 that South Pasadena was... More »

Open House Tonight Regarding Reconstruction of Garfield Reservoir

The City of South Pasadena, which owns and operates the Garfield Reservoir, is planning to completely reconstruct the facility. A meeting to address the project... More »

South Pasadena Relatively Unscathed as a Result of Storm

A powerful winter storm bearing down on South California Friday brought plenty of havoc, including strong winds, heavy rain, along with blizzard conditions to the... More »

State of the District Letter for 2014

Dear Students, Parents, Staff and Community Members: This is my 9th year on the South Pasadena Board of Education. It has been an immense honor... More »

At Dec. 10 Event, Girl Scouts Announced Sobering Facts About California Girls

More than 800 influential LA business leaders gathered at the 2014 ToGetHerThere Luncheon, raising nearly $445,000 for girl leadership programs in greater LA On Dec.... More »

Priority One Credit Union Hosts Annual Holiday Party

On Tuesday, Dec. 9, Priority One Credit Union hosted the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce annual holiday party, as many from the community came out... More »

2014 State of the City

Thank you for wonderful introduction, Sergio. It’s been a pleasure to work with you and my fellow councilmembers this past year. Thank you for all... More »

Holy Family Catholic Church Celebrates

Everyone is invited! Witness with us on Thursday, December 11th at 5:30 p.m. in the Gathering Area of the church as Our Lady of Guadalupe... More »

Great, Inexpensive Holiday Gifts Available at the Library

Because the holiday gift giving season is upon us, the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library have dropped the price of their hardback, coffee... More »

Concerns Raised About How Much Is Left Behind on Streets

Unappealing and, well, simply an eyesore, South Pasadena has become a dumping ground for unwanted items. Litter, clutter from residences are beginning to find their... More »

Project Scheduled to Beautify Tiger Patio on SPHS Campus

South Pasadena High School is beginning a project to make the Tiger Patio of the high school a beautiful, communal, and sustainable space. The Tiger... More »

Annual Crunch Time Party Raises Funds for City Float

Who’s counting when you’re busy raising funds, says Ted Shaw, talking about the longevity of the Crunch Time Party, one of the South Pasadena Tournament... More »

Breakfast with Santa Saturday at War Memorial Building

The City of South Pasadena held its annual Breakfast with Santa event last Saturday, Breakfast with Santa was fun for the whole family, and included... 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... More »

Turkey Tournament Tigers GU14 Roar in Pasadena

THANKSGIVING WEEKEND FUN – The Turkey Tournament Tigers from South Pasadena competed last weekend in the Miles Standish GU14 Soccer Tourney in Pasadena. Team members,... More »

South Pas Womans’ Club Set to Host Boutique Christmas Store

The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena is busy planning its annual Holiday Boutique and Christmas Store to be held Saturday, December 6, from 9:30 a.m.... More »

Messiah Presented Sunday at Calvary Church in City

A holiday favorite in the city, Calvary Presbyterian Church will host its annual “Messiah” on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m. The chorus has been... More »

Mixed Results at Tournament

The South Pasadena High School wrestling squad finished Thanksgiving break by competing in the Tom Bravo Invitational at Los Osos HS on Saturday, November 29.... More »

Grand Opening at Kimberly Wu Orthodonics Office

South Pasadena Mayor Marina Khubesrian, M.D., cut the red ribbon recently as Wu Orthodonics held a grand opening celebration at 1525 Fair Oaks Ave. in... More »

Screening of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ with Live Holiday Music Tonight

“It’s a Wonderful Life,” one of a handful of truly classic holiday films, will be screened in the Community Room on Thursday, December 4, at... More »

Rio Hondo League Officials Don’t Budge in Forfeit Decision

Urging members of the Rio Hondo League to reverse their decision, appealing for them to turn a forfeit loss into a victory and give South... More »

Tree Lighting Ceremony Tonight at Farmers’ Market

Experience the excitement and fun of the season at the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce’s Old Fashioned Holiday Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 4, at... More »

South Pas Rolls to First Win

South Pasadena High’s girls’ water polo team kicked off the preseason campaign with a 13-9 win to El Rancho High Monday afternoon at the Tiger... More »

Who Said It Never Rains in Southern California?

A motorist knocked down a light pole on Indiana Avenue, sand bags were placed below a hillside short distance away to help prevent a landslide... More »

Two Car Collision Slows Traffic on Monterey Road Monday Morning

South Pasadena Police and Fire Department officials were on the scene of an accident involving two vehicle at Monterey Road and Indiana Avenue Monday morning.... More »

Power Outages Reported in Parts of South Pasadena

Temporary stop signs were placed at intersections along a stretch of Monterey Road Monday morning as reports came in of power outages in the area.... More »

Establishing Water and Sanitary Sewer Capacity Charges

A public hearing will be held on Wednesday, December 3, at 7:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard in the... More »

Mayor Marina Khubesrian, M.D., Gives State of City Address

From reinvesting in South Pasadena streets and sidewalks to reaffirming its commitment as stewards of the environment, 2014 saw the City of South Pasadena build... More »

Seniors Enjoy Festive Thanksgiving Luncheon

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... More »

Arroyo Vista Elementary School Turns Up the Music

There was plenty of friendship earlier this month at Arroyo Vista Elementary School. Smiles were all around as students sang a variety upbeat songs as... More »

Water Wise Plants, Irrigation & Design Workshop

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... More »

South Pas Looking to Establish Program at Middle School

It’s the end of November so, once again, the mats are being rolled out, the roster is being set and the training has begun. This... More »

Police Lockdown SPHS After Disturbing Email

A call to the South Pasadena Police Department from a local high school official last Friday morning led to a lockdown of students on campus.... More »

Classic ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ at South Pasadena Community Room

“It’s a Wonderful Life,” one of a handful of truly classic holiday films, will be screened in the South Pasadena Library Community Room on Thursday,... More »

Presence of Coach’s Brother at Practice Led to Forfeit

While emotions were high, many in crowd wishing South Pasadena High School’s football team was still playing in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs, Geoff Yantz said... More »

New Coach Pushes for Team Unity, Speed and Strong Defense

South Pasadena High’s girls’ varsity water polo team is hard at work preparing for the start of its league season starting in early December. The... More »

Spirit of Giving and Concert at Woman’s Club December 3

The spirit of charitable gift giving and holiday festivities will highlight the December 3 luncheon meeting of the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena. Guests will... More »

Breakfast, Entertainment on Dec. 6 at Fun Breakfast with Santa Event

Breakfast, entertainment and a picture with Santa are the perfect ways to get into the spirit of the holiday season. Boys and girls will smile... More »

South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Hosts Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 4

Experience the excitement and fun of the season at the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce’s Old Fashioned Holiday Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 4. The... More »

What are You Thankful For on Thanksgiving?

I’m thankful for the numerous friendships I’ve made over the past 20 years since moving to South Pasadena. In addition, I’m thankful for those who... More »

Email Received by SPHS Principal Led to Lockdown of Students

A call to the South Pasadena Police Department from a local high school official Friday morning led to a lockdown of students on campus. Brian... More »

Stunning Trattoria Neapolis Now Even Better

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... More »

‘Sam the Sham’ at South Pas Library

A very special Veterans Day Evening Event was presented on November 11 by GRAMMY winner and proud Navy veteran Sam “The Sham” Samudio, and national... More »

Head-on Crash at Arroyo Drive and Pasadena Ave.

Officials from the South Pasadena Police and Fire Department responded to a head-on collision at Arroyo Drive and Pasadena Avenue involving two vehicles Thursday night.... More »

Firefighters Put Out Blaze in 800 Block of Kendall Ave. in City

Fire officials from South Pasadena, L.A. City, Alhambra, Pasadena and San Gabriel responded to a blaze to a home early Sunday morning in the 800... More »

Halloween Spooktacular Draws Ghosts and Goblins to Orange Grove Park

There were ghosts and goblins and everything in between Friday night at the City of South Pasadena’s Community Services Department held its annual Spooktacular event... More »

South Pasadena Beautiful Set to Host Fall Mixer at Bissell House

South Pasadena Beautiful will hold a fall mixer on Sunday, November 2, at the Bissell House, 201 Orange Grove Ave. in the city. The free... More »

Fire Officials Come to Rescue, Go Beyond the Call of Duty

Not only do South Pasadena firefighters put out fires, but a local resident discovered they’re good Samaritans, too. When fire officials zipped up Fair Oaks... More »

CERT Training at Fire Station Long Overdue

In August, registration opened for the first Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) to be offered in the city, it was long overdue. The windstorm event... More »

‘Edward Scissorhands’ Movie Shown in Community Room

A free screening of “Edward Scissorhands” was presented by the South Pasadena Public Library and the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library Community Room... More »

Pardon the Dust, City Gears Up for Major Sewer Project

City officials are asking residents to please excuse the dust while construction is underway. Starting in November, the City of South Pasadena will launch an... More »

Tarantino Backs Out of Purchasing Rialto

Quentin Tarantino, renown worldwide as a director, screenwriter, cinematographer, producer, and actor, has withdrawn his offer to purchase the Rialto Theatre, South Pasadena’s one time... More »

Police and Fire Departments Offer Halloween Tips to Parents and Children

Halloween is a special treat for children and adults alike. The following tips and reminders from the police department are designed to help witches, ghosts... More »

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

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... More »

Monrovia High Hands South Pasadena 32-6 Loss

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... More »

Tigers Beat Temple City

The girls’ varsity tennis team extended their winning streak to three games on Thursday, defeating the Temple City Rams by a score of 12-6. With... More »

South Pasadena Making Right Moves to Capture First Place

Judging by the success of recent games, the South Pasadena High School girls’ volleyball team is currently the top team in the Rio Hondo League,... More »

South Pas at Palos Verdes Tourney

South Pasadena High’s boys’ water polo traveled to Palos Verdes for a tournament Friday and Saturday. The team started Friday off with a 6-2 win... More »

Tigers Record Perfect Record

South Pasadena High’s varsity girls’ golf team completed its seventh straight undefeated season by defeating Gabrielino High School last Thursday at Almansor Golf Course, winning... More »

South Pas Takes on League Foes

South Pasadena High’s cross country team finished its second of three all-league meets last week, leaving just November’s League Championships on the Rio Hondo League... More »

Candy Alternatives for Halloween: Sweet!

When the twinkling Christmas lights, gleaming garlands and animatronic reindeer go on display at Home Depot, it could only mean one thing:  Halloween is almost... More »

Red Ribbon Week in SoPas Schools

South Pasadena teachers are promoting the importance of a healthy lifestyle, including eating well and treating others with respect and kindness, as part of Red... More »

‘Forbidden City’ Author at South Pas Library

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Arthur Dong was on hand to discuss his new book, “Forbidden City: Chinese-American Nightclubs, 1936-1970” in the Library Community Room on Thursday night. ... More »

Six-Foot Gravedigger Prop Stolen from Haunted House

A cemetery scene, including a 6-foot gravedigger prop, was reportedly stolen Wednesday night or early Thursday morning as part of a haunted house at the... More »

Jazz Musician to Donate Entire CD Collection to SoPas Library

Professional jazz musician, Mark Hatch, a longtime South Pasadena resident, is in the midst of donating his entire personal CD collection, about 1500 discs in... More »

2014 Tiger Tourney Scheduled for Friday at Brookside Golf Club

The South Pasadena Educational Foundation will host its second annual Tiger Tourney on Friday, October 24, at Brookside Golf Club, adjacent the Rose Bowl, in... More »

‘Forbidden City’ Author at South Pas Library Tonight

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Arthur Dong will be on hand to discuss his new book, “Forbidden City: Chinese-American Nightclubs, 1936-1970” in the Library Community Room on Thursday,... More »

City Officials Open Discussion on Proposed Community Center

Viewing three conceptual designs and site plans, South Pasadena residents provided input last Saturday on what they’d like to see should a new multipurpose community... More »

Police Chief Inspects Uniforms of Officers at Formal Ceremony

South Pasadena Police Department Officers and Staff Lineup on Mission St. Standing at attention, South Pasadena’s 40 sworn police officers joined department employees at a... More »

South Pas Wins Key League Match Against La Cañada

South Pasadena High School girls’ volleyball defeated La Cañada High School 3-1 last Thursday afternoon. The match was their biggest competition for the Rio Hondo... More »

South Pas High Rolls to 55-0 Win Over Blair

In the aftermath of South Pasadena High’s 55-0 Rio Hondo League opening victory over Blair on Friday, Tigers’ coach Marty Konrad told his team to... More »

South Pasadena, 4-1, Hands Beverly Hills a 42-9 Loss

Under the bright lights of busy Beverly Hills, South Pasadena football proved their 3-1 record to be no fluke. Going into the game, the Tigers... More »

Cultural Heritage Commission Members Honored at Statewide Preservation Event

Three South Pasadena Cultural Heritage Commissioners were among those honored last Friday evening with 2014 Preservation Design Awards from the California Preservation Foundation. In a... More »

Residents Urge ‘Save the Trees’

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... More »

10th Annual Event Cruz’n for Roses Hot Rod and Classic Car Show a Hit

Nearly 400 hundred cars lined up and down historic Mission Street in the heart of South Pasadena for the 10th annual Cruz’n for Roses Hot... More »

Police Investigate Explosion Outside South Pasadena High School Stadium

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... More »

Open House Slated for Community Center Design

The City of South Pasadena will be hosting a Community Center Design Open House on Saturday, October 18, at the South Pasadena Senior Center, 1102... More »

2014 Vizio BCS National Championship Brings $128.7 Million to Southern California

The Florida State Seminoles were not the only big winners in the Pasadena area last January.  Enigma Research, an international consulting firm, concluded that the... More »

The Tournament Of Roses Announces Public Pre-sale for the 2015 College Football Playoff Semifinal

A limited number of tickets for the 2015 Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual, which will serve as a College Football Playoff Semifinal, will... More »

Knute Rockne, Dick Vermeil and Ki-jana Carter To Be Inducted Into The Rose Bowl Hall Of Fame

The Tournament of Roses today announced that Knute Rockne, Dick Vermeil and Ki-Jana Carter will headline the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Class of 2014.... More »

Many Enjoyed Special Spaghetti Recipe at Senior Center

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... More »

Thanks for Honoring Me

Letter to the Editor: I would like to thank Mayor Marina Khubesrian M.D., Mayor Pro Tem Robert S. Joe, and the South Pasadena City Council... More »

Concerned About Maintaining Small Town Charm

Letter to the Editor: I was very concerned about the future of our city and the ability to maintain our small town charm and character... More »

Doesn’t Agree with Dual Language Immersion Program

Letter to the Editor: On September 18, the Review published a front page article about the proposed Dual Language Immersion Program (DLIP), starting in Kindergarten.... More »

Concerned He Never Heard Response from City Hall

Letter to the Editor: I was quite surprised to see that City Manager Sergio Gonzalez had found time to respond to a to a letter... More »

Variety of Activities Available at South Pas Senior Center

The South Pasadena Senior Center offers a variety of classes and presentations to enhance the lives of the older adults of the community. •Friday, Sept... More »

Journey into Trafficking Shown

Women Involved in South Pasadena Political Action (WISPPA) will present “Sand of Silence, Journey into Trafficking with our community” October 8 at 7 p.m. in... More »

Annual Event Supports Many School Activities

The South Pasadena High School Booster Club’s third annual Booster Bash last Saturday is quickly becoming known as the best new party in South Pasadena.... More »

Opera singer Julia Metzler at Woman’s Club October 1

Young dramatic soprano and rising opera star, Julia Metzler, is the featured entertainment at the October 1, luncheon meeting of the South Pasadena Woman’s Club,... More »

Governor Brown Signs Massage Therapy Reform Act into Law

Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law the Massage Therapy Reform Act authored by Assemblymembers Chris Holden, Jimmy Gomez and Susan Bonilla. AB 1147 restores... More »

Council Turns Down Idea for Pocket Lanes on Monterey Rd.

South Pasadena City Council members voted 3-2 last week to not allow left-hand pocket lanes on Monterey Road at Meridian Avenue. South Pasadena Mayor Marina... More »

Students Allegedly Planning Mass Shooting Released to Their Parents on Tuesday

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... More »

Area Fire Departments Respond to Stove Fire on Huntington Dr. Sunday

Area fire departments quickly descended on the 1200 block of Huntington Drive in South Pasadena to put out a stove fire Sunday night. Joining the... More »

South Pasadena High Rolls to 23-7 Victory Over Glendale

Big plays in the third quarter went South Pasadena High’s way as the Tigers turned a close contest into a one-sided 23-7 victory over visiting... More »

Governor Brown Signs Massage Therapy Reform Act into Law

Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law the Massage Therapy Reform Act authored by Assemblymembers Chris Holden, Jimmy Gomez and Susan Bonilla. AB 1147 restores... More »

10th Annual Classic Car Show and Police/Fire Dept. Open House Slated

Hundreds of cars are expected  to  line up and down historic Mission Street on Sunday, Sept. 28, for the 10th annual Cruz’n for Roses Hot... More »

South Pasadena Fire Department Responds to Power Outage on Sunday

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... More »

South Pasadena Public Library Children’s Fall Programs Set

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... More »

South Pasadena High Sets Sights on Winning League Title

South Pasadena High School boys’ water polo faces the huge task of rebuilding its varsity team following a successful season. The Tigers graduated 11 seniors,... More »

Plenty of Talent Brings Title Hopes for South Pas High

The girls’ tennis varsity team is confident going into this year’s season. Comprised of ten people, a startlingly low number of people for a team... More »

Tigers Ready to Dominate Montview League Play in 2014

South Pasadena High’s varsity girls’ golf team is fully equipped for this fall season and ready to lengthen their unbelievable five-year championship streak in the... More »

South Pas Sets Lofty Goals After League Championship

After training throughout the summer, the South Pasadena High School girls volleyball team intensified practice as it gears up the 2014-2015 season. Last year, the... More »

Tigers Set Sights on Winning Rio Hondo League Title

The Tiger cross country squad is well into its third month of training, and is on its way to being ready for the 2014 season.... More »

It’s a Learning Experience for South Pas High Players

When you’ve coached football as long as John Fonseca, there’s a tendency to forget just how long you’ve been around the profession. “I don’t know,... More »

Tigers Seek to Compete for League Championship

Kenny Fisher will tell you his team is talented, full of energy and getting better everyday as the Tigers prepare to play Eagle Rock High... More »

Tigers Hope Experience will Put Them into Playoffs

They’re full of enthusiasm and confidence, with a desire to win while settling into their head coach’s mantra that hard work, dedication and, especially teamwork,... 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... More »

City Asking Residents to Reduce Water Use by 10%

In face of the state’s worst drought in history, the South Pasadena City Council has implemented mandatory conservation measures by calling for Stage 1 water... More »

Lawmakers Okay Measure to Give Cities Control Over Massage Parlors

The California Legislature has given final approval to The Massage Therapy Reform Act authored by Assemblymembers Chris Holden, Susan Bonilla and Jimmy Gomez. AB 1147... More »

Woman’s Club Hosts Fashion Show

The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena is making final plans for their September 6 Fashion Show Luncheon and fundraiser to be held at the Clubhouse,... More »

Parents of Teens Charged Apologize to Community

An apology came from parents of two teens who have been charged with plotting to kill fellow students and teachers at South Pasadena High School.... More »

Former SPHS Track Coach Charged for Sexual Battery

A former track coach at South Pasadena High School has pleaded not guilty after being charged by a student of sexual battery and child molestation,... More »

Northern California Earthquake a Reminder for SoPas Residents

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake that rocked the Bay Area in Northern California, causing major damage in Napa early Sunday morning, is “a reminder that we always... More »

South Pas Recognized Worldwide After Alleged Threat of Shooting

When I heard the news last week that two SPHS students were arrested for plotting an attack on teachers and students, I was stunned, then... More »

South Pasadena Police Make No DUI Arrests at Checkpoint

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... More »

We All Must Conserve During Drought

Did you know that two-thirds of a typical home’s water consumption is used outdoors?  South Pasadena residents can reduce water every day, not just during... More »

Parents Pleased with Increased Police Presence at High School

As students walked on campus for the first day of classes Thursday, some weaving their way past police officers and a large gathering of media,... More »

It’s a Wake-up Call Following Northern California Earthquake

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake that rocked the Bay Area in Northern California, causing major damage in Napa early Sunday morning, is “a reminder that we always... More »

Three Gang Members Arrested with Stolen Checks in South Pas

South Pasadena Police say they arrested three gang members after they reportedly stole checks in the city. On Wednesday, August 20, 2014, a South Pasadena... More »

Parents Respond to Alleged Plan by Students to Shoot Teachers and Staff

As students walked on campus for the first day of classes Thursday, some weaving their way past police officers and a large gathering of media... More »

Former South Pasadena High Track Coach Charged with Sexual Battery and Child Molestation of Student

A former track coach at South Pasadena High School has pleaded not guilty after being charged by a student of sexual battery and child molestation,... More »

Parents of Teens Charged Apologize to Community

An apology came from parents of two teens who have been charged with plotting to kill fellow students and teachers at South Pasadena High School.... More »

Old Records and Vintage Books at South Pasadena Public Library

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... More »

Shocked and Heart Broken by the Events of the Past Few Days.

Letter to the Community: On behalf of the Board of Education, we, along with you, have felt shocked and heart broken by the events of... More »

In good news about L.A. River, what about Arroyo Seco?: Guest commentary

For local residents who shared the recent excitement about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers billion-dollar restoration plan for the Los Angeles River and wondered... More »

Strong Presence of Police at South Pasadena High on First Day of School

South Pasadena Police Chief Art Miller delivered on a promise Thursday when he said security at local campuses would be stepped up after a pair... More »

Many Faiths Come Together at Peace and Prayer Vigil

For many, it was a time to pray and give thanks that a pair of students didn’t carry out an alleged mass shooting plot, with... More »

South Pasadena Unified Robotics Teams Continue to Excel

South Pasadena Unified School District’s new robotics teams are making a name for themselves. The South Pasadena High School team led by Helena Roberts-Mataric has... More »

School District Officials Say Campuses Set for Opening

MAKING EASY TRANSITION – WEB, which stands for “Where Everybody Belongs” is a middle school orientation and transition program that welcomes 6th graders to South... More »

Reminder to Drive Safely Around Schools

As South Pasadena schools open this week and congestion around the increases, South Pasadena Police Department officials encourage motorists so take some extra precaution. Here... More »

South Pas Schools Open!

WELCOME TO SPHS – South Pasadena High Principal Janet Anderson welcomed students during 9th grade orientation held earlier this week. Other administrators, along with SPHS... More »

Dr. Dennis Lefevre New SPUSD Director of Special Education

A new director of special education has been hired by the South Pasadena Unified School District. According to SPUSD Superintendent Geoff Yantz, Dr. Dennis Lefevre,... More »

Parents React to Potential Shooting

We hear about school shootings around the US and are angry and sad for the pain it causes. When the threat comes directly into our... More »

SPARC and Others to Host End of Summer Concert Celebration

The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC), in partnership with the South Pasadena Public Library and Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library, is presenting its... More »

SoPas City Manager in Line to Receive Two-Year Extension

Showing their intention to keeping Sergio Gonzalez on board, South Pasadena council members will vote this week on giving the city manager a six-year contract... More »

Residents Enjoy ‘Coffee with a Cop’ at Heirloom Cafe

HEARING FROM RESIDENTS – Officers from the South Pasadena Police Department joined the public in an informal setting to discuss community issues, build relationships, and... More »

Pasadena Donation Program Lends Support to Homeless

A unique Real Change Movement donation meter program was unveiled last week as Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard dropped coins in a meter in front of... More »

City Manager Asking Tough Questions About 710 Tunnel

Questions were raised last week by the city’s top official about the proposed 710 Freeway extension should a state agency decide a tunnel under South... More »

Police Stop Planned Shooting at South Pasadena High School

Two students were arrested Monday on charges of criminal threats after South Pasadena police believe the teens were plotting a mass shooting, threatening to kill... More »

Shakespeare By the Sea at Garfield Park

At twilight, among the lush green beauty of South Pasadena’s Garfield Park, “Something’s Rotten in Denmark” as Shakespeare by the Sea (SBTS) unveils the ultimate... More »

Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up Saturday, Aug. 30

Do you have old paint, batteries, computers or used motor oil sitting around your garage?  Now is the time to gather the hazardous waste from... More »

It’s a Weekly Juggling Act at South Pasadena Library

Whether you’re a newcomer or a regular attendee, the South Pasadena Juggling Club welcomes the public to an assortment of unusually fun activities, from juggling... More »

Nature Park Cleanup Set for Arroyo Park on Saturday

The Friends of the Nature Park will meet on Saturday, August  16, from 9 a.m. to noon to pull weeds and pick up litter. The... More »

Pavilions Interested in Moving Forward with Major Remodel in South Pasadena

Plans for an extensive remodel of the Pavilions supermarket in South Pasadena are moving forward, according to South Pasadena City Manager Sergio Gonzalez. However, efforts... More »

New Construction at SPMS on Target for Start of School

As the new school year approaches, South Pasadena Unified School District officials are pleased that a new construction project at the local middle school is... More »

Professional Artist Leisa Collins Enjoys Backdrop of South Pas

Though it may go relatively unrecognized, the city of South Pasadena is comprised of homes with exclusively individual architecture. Professional artist Leisa Collins is one... More »

Shows Major Concern for Drought

WATER WISE WORKSHOPS FOR RESIDENTS – In the face of the state’s worst drought in history, the City of South Pasadena is offering a rebate... More »

Will it Stay Green?

For some, it’s the perfect getaway, a respite from the hectic pace of a busy work week, by finding solace in the Arroyo Seco with... More »

Football Practice Underway at South Pasadena High

PREPARING FOR SEASON OPENER – South Pasadena High School football coach Marty Konrad, top, far left, addressed his team on Monday before the Tigers broke... More »

Fashion Show and Luncheon September 6 at Woman’s Club

The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena will hold its 2014 Fashion Show and Luncheon on Saturday, September 6, at the Clubhouse, 1424 Fremont Avenue in... More »

Cynthia Bennett & Associates Offer Smart Home Technology

Cynthia Bennett and Associates (CBA), a South Pasadena based design-build firm specializing in residential remodeling, now offers smart home technology design and installation via its... More »

South Pasadena Resident Joins Hathaway-Sycamores Board

Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services – one of Los Angeles County’s largest private providers of children’s mental-health services – recently   appointed South Pasadena resident Trey... More »

City Manager Urges Residents to Address Water Situation Aug. 20

It’s a message trumpeted throughout the state, starting in January when Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency, urging Californians to reduce water use by... More »

A Pair of Cutting-Edge CDs Released by SPMCC Teachers

Gavin Templeton and Alexander Noice have each been on the faculty at South Pasadena Music Center & Conservatory for nearly five years. Gavin, a reed... More »

Rialto Sale Would Spark Renaissance of South Pas

A revitalized Rialto Theatre would “spark the renaissance of the city” says the head of the local Chamber of Commerce, thrilled that bidding has closed... More »

Street Needs Makeover South Pas City Council Considers ‘Road Diet’ for Monterey Road

It’s a question the South Pasadena City Council will ponder as it launches into the 2014-15 fiscal year. What to do with Monterey Road will... More »

Vecinos Host Career and Art Fair

The first Vecinos y Amigos Career and Art Fair, organized by the Education Committee of the Vecinos de South Pasadena, will take place on Sunday,... More »

SPEF Asking Golfers to Save the Date for 2014 Tiger Tourney on October 24

The South Pasadena Educational Foundation (SPEF) is hosting its 2014 Tiger Tourney on October 24 and encouraging golfers to save the date. Now in its... More »

Police Operation Nabs Violators

When the top two complaints coming to City Hall involve the livelihood of residents, South Pasadena City Manager Sergio Gonzalez takes notice. Excessive speeds of... More »

New City Attorney Firm Set to Represent City of South Pas

A new city attorney firm will represent the City of South Pasadena, according to City Manager Sergio Gonzalez. ​The City Council discussed the appointment of... More »

Woman’s Club Fashion Show Supports SPHS Scholarships

Women in the community are invited to attend the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena’s Fashion Show and fundraising luncheon to be held Saturday, September 6,... More »

Council Approves Reduction of Setbacks for Detached Carports

South Pasadena City Council members approved an ordinance recently to reduce the number of feet for setbacks of detached garages and carports. The reduction will... More »

Tyler Ryan Makes His Mark at UCLA

Tyler Ryan graduated June 13, 2014, Summa Cum Laude from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science in Physics with highest departmental honors. As a 4-year... More »

City Council Authorizes Contracts to Study Environmental Impact Report

City Council members have authorized four professional services agreements on behalf of a 5-City Alliance opposing the potential of a 710 tunnel running under South... More »

City Council Adopts Resolutions to Revise Some Parking Regulations

South Pasadena City Council members have approved setting up parking restrictions in two parts of the city. The first is along Monterey Road between Fair... More »

Get Connected with a Healthcare Provider

An investment is something we place our time, money, and even our sentiment towards, in order to experience benefit or profit at some point in... More »

Council Authorizes Comment Letter

South Pasadena City Council members gave direction to city staff last week to submit a comment letter to Caltrans in regards to the guidelines regarding... More »

Community Invited to Take a Look at School District Project

A project calling for more than 90 residential units in the heart of historic Mission Street will be presented by its developer on September 10... More »

Council Approves Reduction of Setbacks for Detached Carports

South Pasadena City Council members approved an ordinance recently to reduce the number of feet for setbacks of detached garages and carports. The reduction will... More »

Women Arrested on Suspicion of Stealing Mail in South Pasadena

Two women were arrested Sunday, August 3, 2014 around 1:30 P.M., on suspicion of stealing numerous pieces of mail from mailboxes in and around South... More »

Science Fun at South Pas Library

ENTERTAINING SHOW – The 6th Wonderful Wednesdays program last week inside the South Pasadena Library’s Community Room featured Rudy Gonzalez, who demonstrated the scientific principles... More »

City Looks at Next Steps Should Famed Rialto Theatre Get Sold

Bidding on the Rialto Theatre, an eyesore in its current dilapidated state, has concluded with film director Quentin Tarantino, Vintage Cinemas and a music firm... More »

Stuck in Fair Oaks Ave. Traffic

Like so many, South Pasadena City Manager Sergio Gonzalez knows the frustration of being stuck in traffic, waiting for cars to move northbound along Fair... More »

Filming in South Pasadena Good for the Local Economy

South Pasadena is no stranger to the film industry. It is not out of the ordinary to spot actors rehearsing and reciting their lines outside... More »

Camp Shi’ini Concludes with Olympics Competition

FUN IN ARROYO PARK – Camp Shi’ini is a 5-week Native American Indian themed day-camp based in South Pasadena, concluded its summer run in Arroyo... More »

Hanscom Drive Residents No Longer Face Rugged Travel

It’s finally smooth sailing for residents living along Hanscom Drive, no longer a street once full of potholes, cracks, debris and gravel dominating the heavily-used... More »

SPACE Center Provides Artistic Fun

USE CREATIVE TALENTS – South Pasadena resident Truty Pourkbahrami and her daughters Neeku and Meena Cepak took time out for a photo while working on... More »

Meet SPHS 2014 Summer Graduates

HIGH HONOR – Six graduates who completed their requirements by attending summer school received their diplomas during a special ceremony on Wednesday, July 24, in... More »

Horse Camp in South Pasadena

Does your child love horses?  San Pascual Summer Day Camp in South Pasadena provides a chance for children to learn all about horses. The program... More »

South Pas’ Marlene Roberts Overcomes Fears and Injuries

Marlene Roberts is living proof that age really is nothing but a number. The 65-year-old triathlete, who is participating in the upcoming Nautica Malibu Triathlon... More »

City of South Pas Offers Cooling Centers on Hot Weather Days

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... More »

Autism Books Purchased by Library

It seems like Autism is almost everywhere these days, and that’s because it is. The incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) has exploded: increasing somewhere... More »

Development on Target at Abbott Labs

Following an ownership change, South Pasadena city officials say plans are in the works to develop the former Abbott Laboratories in the 800 block of... More »

Helicopters Circle South Pas as Fire Department Conducts Drill

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... More »

City of South Pasadena Offers Cooling Centers on Extremely Hot Days

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... More »

Updated Crime Blotter in South Pasadena

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... More »

South Pasadena Public Works Commission Vacancy

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... More »

South Pasadena History Addressed at Library Community Room

Want to hear about South Pasadena’s past? The South Pasadena Planning Department and the city’s Cultural Heritage Commission will hold a lively discussion about the... More »

1959 CIF Champions Honored at SPHS Football Fundraiser

A South Pasadena High School CIF champion, a beloved husband and father, the late David Dickson will be remembered as an extraordinary individual who always... More »

Updated Crime Blotter in South Pasadena

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... More »

City Taking Aim at Reducing Water Consumption by 20%

As breaking heat waves strike California, resulting in a serious drought, a major challenge has been created for the City of South Pasadena’s Senior Management... More »

Library Event Features Huell Howser’s Unseen Episode of ‘California’s Gold’

A free screening of “the great lost episode” of Huell Howser’s acclaimed California’s Gold TV series will be shown at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July... More »

DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Scheduled for Saturday Night

The South Pasadena Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on July 19 at an undisclosed location within city limits between the hours... More »

Preserving Our Heritage as a Quaint Community

This year’s Fourth of July Festival and Parade was very special for me as mayor.  I felt much pride representing the City of South Pasadena,... More »

Group Pushes for 710 Freeway Tunnel

A group pushing for the extension of the 710 Freeway through El Sereno, South Pasadena and Pasadena held a rally Thursday afternoon while closing down... More »

Green Living Expo Sunday Features Music, Cars and Run

The City of South Pasadena is gathering all of its green forces to create environmental awareness as it celebrates its annual Green Living Expo from... More »

South Pasadena Police Offer ‘Coffee with a Cop’

South Pasadena Police Department officials invite the community to join them August 18 for coffee and conversation. Officers from the South Pasadena Police Department and... More »