Tickets Now on Sale for March 28 Fundraiser to Support SoPas Float

The South Pasadena Tournament of Roses will hold its 11th annual Casino Night on March 28, from 6 to 10 p.m., at the War Memorial... More »

D.U.D.E.S. & SPMS Booster Club Host Main Event Poker Tourney

Dads Uniting Dads in Education and Service (D.U.D.E.S.), a charitable organization aiming to provide better educational facilities and resources for South Pasadena Schools, along with... More »

SPLL’s Opening Day Scheduled for March 14 at Clarich Field

SPLL is gearing up for a super fun spring season and to that end is hosting its annual Opening Day Ceremony on Saturday, March 14... More »

City Not in Violation of State Elections Code

In response to a citizen group’s concerns why the South Pasadena City Council did not take action to place an initiative matter on the ballot... More »

Bench on SoPas High Campus Honors the Late Ralph Punaro

Remembered for his longtime dedication and support of South Pasadena High, a bench has been placed on the school campus in memory of former Athletic... More »

First Municipal Park in U.S. Maintained 100% Emissions Free

Visitors to Garfield Park in South Pasadena will Reap Benefits If Michael Cacciotti were to wave a magic wand and eliminate air pollution, you might... More »

Hearings Set for Draft Environmental Document

A pair of hearings are scheduled in the wake of Caltrans and Metro’s release of a draft environmental document, which analyzes five alternatives to address... More »

Pasadena Police and Assemblymember Holden

A portion of the Foothill Freeway (I-210) in Pasadena will be dedicated in honor of slain Pasadena Police Agent Richard Morris on March 13 –... More »

South Pasadena High Soccer Team Advances to CIF Semifinals

Under the cool desert air of Palm Springs, South Pasadena High’s boys’ soccer team advanced to CIF-SS semifinals with a 4-2 win over the Rancho... More »

South Pasadena Falls in CIF Semis to Santa Margarita 60-38

After an impressive league record with no losses, South Pasadena High’s girls’ basketball team looked unbeatable. Few expected the heartbreaking 38-60 loss to the Santa... More »

Area Residents Took to Heart Helping Children with Challenges and Raised more than $47,000

Hundreds of charity-minded area residents exercised the opportunity to enjoy first-class meals while simultaneously raising more than $47,000 for youngsters in need of mental-health and... More »


USC Trojan Affiliates invites the community to participate with them at the USC Alumni Day of Service, an international day of service sponsored by the... More »

Educators from China Come to City

On Monday, February 23, a group of five educators from China visited SPUSD’s District Office and Arroyo Vista Elementary School. The group toured various offices... More »

Children’s Charity Hillsides Opens Remodeled Recreation Room

These are some of the new activities available to the children of Hillsides, a premier provider of child welfare services serving children in foster care... More »

Garfield Park 100% Gas, Emissions Free

A walkable, family-friendly community with great public schools is often used to describe South Pasadena. Add to that, South Pasadena has also gained a reputation... More »

Behind the Success of Mike & Anne’s in City

If you’ve been to South Pasadena’s much-loved Mike & Anne’s Restaurant on Mission, you’ve probably wondered, “Who are Mike and Anne?” If you’ve witnessed the... More »

Big Picture Ideas Addressed at Community Forum

On Saturday, February 7, more than 75 community members attended the City of South Pasadena Strategic Planning Community Forum at the Library Community Room. During... More »

CIF-SS Seeding Doesn’t Play into South Pasadena’s Hands

South Pasadena High’s wrestling team concluded its 2014-2015 season with an unsuccessful run for Masters at the CIF Coastal Division tournament, hosted at Lakeside High... More »

Middle School Mathematicians Triumph

The competitive math team season is off and running, and the Tiger Cub mathletes from South Pasadena Middle School triumphed at the 43rd Annual Don... More »

South Pasadena High Students Shine at SkillsUSA Competition

Several members of the South Pasadena High School chapter of SkillsUSA took home plenty of medals recently at the organization’s Regional Occupational and Leadership championships... More »

55 SPHS Students and 4 SPHS Teachers Earn Scholastic Awards

More than 300,000 students grades 7 through 12 participated nationally in this year’s Scholastic competition, in categories ranging from Critical Essay Writing to Poetry to... More »

City Council Focuses on Goals at Strategic Planning Meeting

City Council members made minor changes to three-year goals and objectives, concentrating on a variety of key issues during a Strategic Planning Community meeting last... More »

Chinese New Year Celebration Features Luncheon at War Memorial Building

Chinese New Year was celebrated on Monday at the War Memorial Building as the South Pasadena Chinese-American Club sponsored a festive luncheon. The event featured... More »

UUT Opponents Question Why City Council Didn’t Take Action

A local group of citizens affiliated with the South Pasadena Tax Limitation Committee questioned last week why the City Council didn’t take action within a... More »

Potential Tunnel Trouble

MACHINERY FAILS – They call it “Bertha,” a massive tunnel-boring machine that arrived Seattle in July 2013. Seattle city officials expected a tunnel underneath the... More »

Missing 15-Year-Old South Pasadena Girl Found in Altadena with Adult Male

A 15-year-old South Pasadena girl who was reported missing from her home in the 100 block of Monterey Road on Monday night was found in... More »

St. James’ Episcopal Church to Host Evening of Classical Music

St. James’ Episcopal Church in South Pasadena will host an evening of classical music on Sunday, March 8, to financially support restoration of the historical... More »

School District Talks Dual Immersion

On February 12 in the District board room. Dr. Geoff Yantz, District Superintendent; Dr. Steve Seaford, Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services; Dr. Laurie Narro, Principal,... More »

Love was in the Air for Senior Center Valentine’s Day Luncheon

ENJOYING THE FUN – The South Pasadena Senior Center was packed last Friday for a Valentine’s Day luncheon featuring chicken breast napolitana, mashed potatoes, mixed... More »

Authors Take on Environment in Book About Smog in China

A special author night with Chip Jacobs and Bill Kelly will be presented on Thursday, February 26, at 7 p.m. in the South Pasadena Library... More »

Library and Friends Host Jazz Concert and CD & Art Book Sale

As part of the South Pasadena ArtsCrawl on Saturday, February 21, the South Pasadena Library and the Friends of the South Pasadena Library will present... More »

South Pasadena High Wins County Academic Decathlon

South Pasadena High added to its already lofty California Distinguished School designation by winning the 2015 Los Angeles County Academic Decathlon. The announcement was made... More »

Celebrate the Arts on Saturday

Arts Crawl Events Showcase Artists and Musicians and Highlight the City’s Business District Artists and businesses were teamed up to host another multi-sensory experience at... More »

St. James’ Episcopal Church

Sunday, February 15 – Sacramentum, 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday, February 18 Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes 7 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Choral Eucharist and... 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 Pas Remains Unbeaten in League

Temple City High battled South Pasadena to the bitter end, but the Tigers escaped with a 42-36 road victory over the Rams last Friday to... More »

Many Turn Out for the ‘Love of Chocolate’ Event

CELEBRATING VALENTINE’S DAY – “For the Love of Chocolate,” a festive dinner and delicious fundraising event was held last Saturday, February 7, at the Woman’s... More »

‘Operation FireFly’ Encourages Lights on Bicycles

SAFETY FIRST – The City of South Pasadena teamed with the Los Angeles Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) last week to host Operation Firefly, a education and... More »

Magic and Key Message at Schools

INTERNET SAFETY – Cris Johnson, who presents programs throughout the country, was in South Pasadena last week talking to students about the Internet and how... More »

Pirates of Penzance, Jr.

Keystone cops and ragtag pirates delighted crowds at South Pasadena High School last weekend during a much-anticipated production of the “The Pirates of Penzance.” More... More »

Deadline For ‘Covered California’ Health Insurance February 15

South Pasadena Public Library will host Project White Coat on Sunday, February 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Library Community Room at... More »

Mardi Gras Theme at Oneonta Club

Monday evening’s popular Oneonta Club meeting was themed to Mardi Gras, with an appropriate musical program by Leslie Beauvais, above, who was born and raised... More »

City Council Delays Putting UUT on Ballot

South Pasadena City Council members made the decision last week to not immediately enact an ordinance that would repeal the city’s utility users tax (UUT).... More »

Citizens Help Shape South Pas

Where the city is today and the direction the City Council wants to take it tomorrow were on the minds of many who attended Saturday’s... More »


All Indoor and Outdoor Residential Wood Burning Prohibited Due to High Air Pollution Predicted for Friday, February 6 and Saturday, February 7, 2015. The South Coast Air... More »

Pirates of Penzance, Jr. Opens

South Pasadena elementary school students will take the stage this weekend as they become swashbuckling pirates, lovesick maidens and clumsy police officers in the annual... More »

Discuss Latest Environmental Scorcher at South Pas Library

A very special Author Night with Chip Jacobs and William J. Kelly will be presented in the Library Community Room on Thursday, February 26 at... More »

South Pas Students Named to Grinnell College Dean’s List

Nathan Calvin and Glenna Colerider-Krugh have been named to the Grinnell College dean’s List for the fall semester 2014. They are among 311 students honored... More »

Deadline Approaching for Three $10,000 Oneonta Club Scholarships

The Oneonta Club Foundation will offer large scholarships to deserving students. March 13 is the deadline for submitting applications for one of three $10,000 scholarships... More »

Study Indicates ‘Road Diet’ Feasible on Monterey Road

An Irvine consulting firm that specializes in traffic engineering and transportation planning has determined that a road diet is feasible on Monterey Road to implement... More »

Tickets Now on Sale

TRANSFORMATION BEGINS – Nearly 500 design enthusiasts and patrons of the arts joined Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) in Pasadena this past Friday... More »

It’s a Program for Only Special AYSO Players

Every Sunday afternoon, the South Pasadena Middle School soccer field is filled with energetic young special needs kids eager to exercise, play soccer and have... More »

South Pas Receives ‘B’ Grade in State Tobacco Control Report

Progress in the fight against tobacco use is at a standstill in California and in most cities in Los Angeles, including South Pasadena, as advances... More »

Tickets Now on Sale for March 28 Fundraiser to Support SoPas Float

The South Pasadena Tournament of Roses will hold its 11th annual Casino Night on March 28, from 6 to 10 p.m., at the War Memorial... More »


Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) today announced staff additions at his Capitol and district offices. Kayleen Maya-Aviles joins the Pasadena office as district director. Maya-Aviles, who... More »

Track at South Pasadena High Open

Members of South Pas’  championship track team  were among first to break in the newly refurbished running track at the high school.  Coach Richards and... More »

Neighborhood Watch Program Takes Bite Out of Crime in City

South Pasadena Police Chief Art Miller talked about the importance of the city’s Neighborhood Watch program with about 60 block captains during a key meeting... More »

Chamber of Commerce Exec Steps Down After 11 Years

South Pasadena Chamber CEO/President Scott Feldmann told his board of directors on Friday he is leaving the post to pursue personal interests after 11 years... More »

City Council Asks Input from Cultural Heritage Commission

Finalizing where to build a proposed community center in town remains in question as City Council members grappled with the concept in a lengthy discussion... More »

Council Approves Contract to Improve Curbs and Gutters

During the January 21 meeting, the South Pasadena City Council awarded a contract to improve curbs and sidewalks and make them ADA accessible. The city... More »

Host Town South Pasadena Holds Kick Off Party

Special Olympics World Games LA 2015 officials released Host Town delegation assignments last week and the Host Town South Pasadena Local Organizing Committee is excited... More »

Special Olympics Delegate Comes to South Pas

In July, nearly 7,000 athletes from up to 177 countries will converge on Southern California for the world’s largest sports and humanitarian event of 2015,... More »

Rialto Owner Wants to Open Theater As Soon as Possible

Word has spread to City Hall that new ownership of the Rialto Theatre wants to start making improvements to the historic landmark “very soon,” according... More »

The 51st Annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design Empty House Party Draws a Crowd

Nearly 500 design enthusiasts and patrons of the arts joined Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) in Pasadena this past Friday for their annual... More »

New Mayor Robert Joe Talks About Role in Guiding SoPas

Robert Joe, who was recently appointed as South Pasadena mayor for the 2014-15 term, was asked last week about his role in overseeing the city... More »

South Pas Police Arrest Five Juveniles in Burglary Attempt

On Monday, January 26, at approximately 1 p.m., an observant neighbor saw a male climbing into the window of a home in the 1100 block... More »

Chamber CEO Resigns and Search for Replacement Starts

On January 9th the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce leadership team, headed up by Chairwoman Michele Downing, regretfully accepted the resignation of Chamber CEO/President Scott... More »

Rehabilitation of City’s Sewer System Starts in Critical Areas

“Pardon our dust,” says South Pasadena City Manager Sergio Gonzalez, hoping residents will show plenty of patience while work continues to upgrade the city’s sewer... More »

Statistics Show Reduction In Crime Over Last Year

Despite an uptick in incidents in recent weeks, there was a reduction in property crimes in the city over the past year, according to South... More »

Caltrans Developing Guidelines For Sale of Houses in South Pas

Caltrans continues to develop guidelines to sell homes that currently are not considered part of any alternatives left on the table. “They are homes or... More »

‘For the Love of Chocolate’ Dinner and Fundraiser Set

“For the Love of Chocolate,” a festive dinner and delicious fundraising event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, at... More »

Host Town South Pasadena Set to Hold Kick Off Party in City

Special Olympics World Games LA 2015 officials released Host Town delegation assignments last week and the Host Town South Pasadena Local Organizing Committee is excited... More »

Positive Reaction to Sale of Rialto Theatre

Many in the community have weighed in with their thoughts after the announcement that the Rialto Theatre in South Pasadena will undergo renovations headed by... More »

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... 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... 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... More »

Assembly Majority Leader Holden

Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) today introduced Assembly Bill 148 to offer an alternative solution to school construction funding in both K- 12 grades and community... More »

School Board Approves Dual Immersion Language Program

During its January 6 regularly scheduled meeting, the South Pasadena Unified School District’s Board of Education approved the implementation of a dual immersion language program.... More »

Free Assistance for ‘Covered California’ at SoPas Library

The South Pasadena Public Library and the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library have teamed up with Project White Coat and the California Health... More »

Demonstration Garden Finished at Fair Oaks and Huntington

Leading by example, the City of South Pasadena has created a water wise garden using a variety of drought-tolerant plants as little rain continues to... More »

Most Critical Water Storage Facility City’s Major Water Supplier Wilson Reservoir Completed

Wilson Reservoir, the most critical water storage facility in the city’s water system that did not meet earthquake standard when it was in complete disrepair,... More »

Spotlight Back on Rialto Theatre

It has been sold! “That’s exciting,” said South Pasadena City Manager Sergio Gonzalez, talking about new ownership taking over the Rialto Theater, long in a... More »

Board of Education Approves Dual Immersion Language Program

Board of Education Approves Implementation of Dual Immersion Language Program SOUTH PASADENA – At its January 6, 2015 regularly scheduled meeting, the South Pasadena Unified... More »

Metro CEO Art Leahy to Leave Agency in April

Art Leahy, CEO of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), today announced his last day of service will be April 5, 2015 when... More »

South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee

Anyone is welcome to submit a float design concept for the South Pasadena Rose Parade Float! Your submission must be postmarked by Friday, Jan. 23rd,... More »

126th Rose Parade Full of

Richard Chinen asked himself what would be positive, uplifting and representative of the Tournament of Roses when he selected the theme for the 2015 Tournament... More »

Two Earthquakes Shake Southland Saturday Night

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... More »

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

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... More »

Rose Bowl Game to Officially Welcome Class of 2014

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... More »

3 Individuals, Dog Run Down 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

‘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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »