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Homegrown Fun at Festival of Balloons Parade

Pancake Breakfast, Parade, Activities and Fireworks Show Mark 4th of July

There will be plenty of red, white and blue along the parade route on Saturday as the City of South Pasadena hosts its 34th annual... More »

There’s Nothing Like 4th of July in South Pas

South Pasadena’s Fourth of July Festival of Balloons in 2015 welcomes the Special Olympics World Games as the grand marshal for Saturday’s big event in... More »

SPPD Establishes Parking Restrictions for July 4th

The South Pasadena Police Department would like to advise all residents and visitors of Parking Restrictions on July 4th, due to the Festival of Balloons... More »

Senior Center Hosts Independence Day Barbecue

Independence Day was celebrated on Thursday, July 2, at the South Pasadena Senior Center as many turned out wearing red, white and blue. The menu... More »

Sunday Fun Starts with Concert Lineup

Music will be in the air this summer at Garfield Park as the City of South Pasadena holds its annual “Concerts in the Park” series.... More »

Festival of Balloon Committee Seeks Support from Community

Staging the City of South Pasadena’s biggest event of the year isn’t an easy assignment and requires long hours of preparation by a group of... More »

South Pas Police Awards Luncheon

Members of the South Pasadena Police department were honored for going beyond the call of duty during an awards luncheon and ceremony last week at... More »

President Barack Obama visits local area

President Barack Obama toured the area on Friday including a ride through Highland Park, concluding a visit over two days in Los Angeles. Motorists were... More »

‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’ Shown at Library Community Room

A free screening of the 1962 classic “To Kill a Mocking Bird,” will be presented in the South Pasadena Public Library Community Room on Monday,... More »

Model A Fords Keep Parade Rollin’ Along

The Santa Anita A’s is an organization dedicated to the restoration, preservation and enjoyment of the Model A Ford. It provides the opportunity for its... More »

Fireworks Banned in South Pas

As the Fourth of July approaches, the South Pasadena Police and Fire Department would like to remind citizens that fireworks are illegal within the city.... More »

Musical Sounds for Festival of Balloons

South Pasadena’s Minutemen band will march along the Festival Balloons parade, providing classic American music for parade attendees to enjoy as part of the city’s... More »

Be Mindful and Protect Pets During Fireworks Show at SPHS

Fourth of July is a day filled with friends, food, and fireworks, but amidst all the festivities, more pets get lost on July 4th than... More »

Young Artists Showcase Special Olympics’ World Games

South Pasadena is transformed into a showcase of young artistic talent as part of the annual city-wide Fourth of July poster contest. This tradition has... More »

Community Support Strong for Margrave at Celebration of Life

There were so many facets to David Margrave’s life that Gary Blasiar admittedly had a difficult time finding a place to start while talking about... More »

South Pas Welcomes Special Olympics World Games

Saturday’s 2015 Festival of Balloons celebration is honoring seven splendid Special Olympics athletes from South Pasadena who all previously have competed in various sports as... More »

2015 Fourth of July Festival of Balloons Parade Lineup

1 South Pasadena Police Department 2 Boy Scout Troop 139 – Color Guard 3 Minutemen Band 4 Minutemen Director Howard Crawford 5 Uncle Sam Decked... More »

Firefighters Look for Blaze on Orange Grove

Firefighters from South Pasadena and at least three other cities responded to call of smoke at the intersection of Orange Grove Avenue and Magnolia Street... More »

Assistant Superintendent Dr. Steve Seaford Leaving School District

Dr. Steve Seaford has accepted a new appointment to become the new Superintendent for Solvang School District. During the past seven years as assistant superintendent... More »

Unlicensed Driver Slams Vehicle into Tree on Fremont Avenue

An 18-year-old unlicensed driver from South Gate reportedly lost control of his SUV in the 1500 Block of Fremont Avenue on Sunday afternoon, crossed lanes,... More »

The Colburn School Adult Wind Symphony Comes to South Pas

Americans customarily celebrate Independence Day with family reunions, barbecues, fireworks, parades, and patriotic music. This year the public celebration of the holiday will start a... More »

WISPPA Annual Meeting

Welcoming about 80 people, Women Involved in South Pasadena Political Action (WISPPA) held its annual cocktail party last Monday at the home of Janet Braun... More »

Schneider Announces Re-election Bid

Dr. Richard Schneider has decided to seek re-election to the South Pasadena City Council at the November 3rd election, Dr. Schneider said, “I feel honored... More »

South Pas Teens Earn Prestigious Girl Scout Gold Awards

Eighty hours. It took 10 South Pasadena teens each approximately eighty hours of planning, fundraising, and doing to earn them their Girl Scout Gold Awards.... More »

Academic Excellence, and Passion Earn Students Edison Scholarships

Edison Scholars program is funded by $1 million endowment to the University’s Honors College One strives to ensure justice for all by pursuing a career... More »

Conceptual Designs Presented for Rialto Theatre

A conceptual proposal of what the Rialto Theatre could look like some day was presented last week to the Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC) by Lance... More »

Council of Governments Sides with Supporting 710 Tunnel

Chalk one up for the 710 Freeway tunnel proponents, who won a key vote last Thursday from the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG).... More »

Man Charged for Lewdness in Presence of Child/Molesting a Minor

South Pasadena detectives are investigating an incident of lewd conduct that occurred on Monday, June 22, at about 7:20 p.m. at the South Pasadena Public... More »

Kiwanis Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast

The annual fourth of July Pancake Breakfast is approaching. This yearly event is a diverting way to kick off the very spirited red, white and... More »

Assembly Member Holden Statement on Revise Budget Bill

Sacramento – Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) released the following statement on today’s passage of a final budget for the 2015-16 year. It now goes to... More »

Assembly Majority Leader Holden

Sacramento – Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) released the following statement on passage of the state budget this afternoon: “In the wake of the recession, this... More »

Help Out – We’re in a Drought!

Pasadena – California is in the midst of a historic drought with no end in sight. That’s why Assemblymember Chris Holden and Kidspace Children’s Museum... More »

Important Announcement Regarding the State Route 710 North Study

Caltrans and Metro have extended the public review and comment period for the SR 710 North Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIR/EIS). The... More »

Cleanup Day Slated Saturday at South Pasadena Nature Park

The next Nature Park cleanup day is scheduled for Saturday, June 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. There are no scheduled cleanups during July and... More »

Local Firefighters Donate $1,000 to Burn Victims

South Pasadena Fire Department officials handed a $1,000 check to the Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors organization last week. The 2015 Quest Rally took place... More »

Dan Burr Records Hole-in-One in Golf Fundraiser for Float

Dan Burr lofted a shot 90 yards on the first hole at Arroyo Seco Golf Course Saturday and watched it go in for hole-in-one, highlighting... More »

Dumpster Fire Closes Two-Block Stretch along Mission Street on Saturday

Fire officials put out a dumpster fire behind a building in the 1400 block of Mission Street Saturday morning as smoke from the blaze set... More »

Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run Goes Through South Pas

As the largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics, the Law Enforcement Torch Run® raised more than $42.6 million. Local officials carried... More »

Former South Pasadena City Councilman Dave Margrave Passes Away

Former South Pasadena City Councilman Dave Margrave passed away on Thursday, June 11, after a long battle with cancer. Comments on Facebook: “He was a... 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 »

Summer Concerts Set to Make Return to Garfield Park in July

Music is in the air this summer as the South Pasadena Concerts in the Park series returns to Garfield Park with the support of local... More »

Monterey Hills Elementary School

Award winners at Monterey Hills School were Dawn Tull (Continuing Service Award), Gisella Benitez (Honorary Service Award), Anna Metcalfe (Honorary Service Award), Amelia Fong (Honorary... More »

‘Read to the Rhythm’ Theme at South Pasadena Library

The South Pasadena Public Library’s 2015 Summer Reading Program “Read to the Rhythm” is off and running. The Summer Reading Program is an eight-week, parent-supervised... More »

South Pas Council Looks at Financial Practices

Minding the store, so to speak, the South Pasadena City Council received a report on its financial practices policies last week. As a result of... More »

Praise Goes Out to Organizers for Re-opening Rialto Theatre

It didn’t matter to the approximate 300 theater-goers that its structure is deteriorating, including outside plaster that is cracking and interior seating longing for newer,... More »

Grand Opening of Barn at Stables in South Pasadena

A ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration of the restoration of the venerable “Old Barn” was held last Saturday at San Pascual Stables in the city.... More »

South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Hosts Golf Tourney Saturday

The South Pasadena Tournament of Roses, established in 1935, will hold its annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 13, at the Arroyo Seco Golf Course,... More »

Three Fire Departments Get Second Interim Fire Chief

Kirk Summers becomes the second interim fire chief to guide three local departments as a permanent replacement for James Frawley continues. Summers, who recently retired... More »

Rialto Reopens Doors Before Massive Renovation Begins

New Ownership Plans to Revive Historic Landmark A historic landmark that has captured the hearts of so many, opened its doors to the public last... More »

Large Crowd in Attendance at Preservation Foundation Event at Rialto Theatre

A historic landmark that has captured the hearts of so many, opened its doors to the public last Saturday afternoon to a crowd of about... More »

Volunteers Honored at Marengo Elementary School

Volunteers, those going the extra mile, were presented Honorary Service Awards and Certificates of Appreciation in between a series and dance programs performed by students... More »

“Read to the Rhythm.” at the South Pasadena Public Library

Beginning Monday, June 8th, children and teens are invited to join the South Pasadena Public Library’s 2015 Summer Reading Program “Read to the Rhythm.” The... More »

Town Talk with Mayor Robert S. Joe

The Mayor will be discussing how the City of South Pasadena’s annual budget is developed and adopted.  City Finance Director David Batt will also be here... More »

Governor Brown to Meet with South Bay Water Leaders on Drought Tomorrow in San Jose

SACRAMENTO – As the state’s drought persists and the start of summer nears, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will meet with water leaders from across... More »

HOLDEN’S S.T.E.M. BILL MOVES TO SENATE

Sacramento – The Assembly today approved Assemblymember Chris Holden’s (D-Pasadena) bill to help students in underserved communities gain access to advanced coursework in Science, Technology,... More »

4th Annual Health & Wellness Family Festival Today

6/4 4th Annual Health & Wellness Family Festival at the Farmers’ Market Come learn how you can be more healthy! 4:00 – 8:00 pm FREE... More »

Are Schools Failing Students When It Comes To Money Matters?

Something may be missing as high school seniors across America accept their diplomas this graduation season. Those years of K-12 learning likely provided them opportunities... More »

Library Summer Reading Program

South Pasadena Public Library STREET BEAT JUNE 11 Summer Reading Program 2015 SRP Kickoff Thursday June 11th 4:00 pm. – 5:00 p.m. Bring your picnic... More »

Coalition of Cities, Communities Launch ‘Beyond the 710’ Today

Los Angeles – May 28, 2015 – A group of cities and organizations today dramatically reshaped the debate over the 710 Tunnel today by announcing... More »

South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Hires New President & CEO

Laurie Wheeler has been unanimously selected by the Chamber Board of Directors to succeed Scott Feldmann as the new President & CEO of the South... More »

Tigers Turn in Strong Showing at CIF Swimming Competition

The perfect weather above Riverside Community College aquatic center set the stage for the CIF Southern Section swimming finals on Saturday as four girls and... More »

3.9 Earthquake on West Side a Reminder for Residents to be Prepared

A 3.9 earthquake that struck the Windsor Hills area of Southern California early Sunday morning is a warning signal for South Pasadena residents to be... More »

BMW and Bicycle Collide on Fair Oaks Avenue

Fire and police department officials were quickly at the scene after a vehicle and bicycle collided on Friday at about 2:45 p.m. in the 700... More »

South Pasadena High Senior Irene Tang Earns $40,000 Scholarship

When Irene Tang’s father had a stroke a few years ago, it brought her college plans into focus. She always liked math and science, but... More »

Huge Track Meet at South Pasadena High Tonight

Proving that things do indeed improve with age, the fifth annual Tiger Track meet will be held at South Pasadena High School stadium Friday night.... More »

Tigers Continue Hot Streak with Win Over San Gabriel Academy

South Pasadena High’s boys’ varsity volleyball team kept its hot winning streak alive with another 3-0 set sweep against San Gabriel Academy Eagles on Wednesday.... More »

SPHS Newspaper Earns High Honor

Tiger Newspaper has been announced as a Gold Medalist by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA). The honor has been awarded to Tiger as the... More »

Gunmen Rob Ocean Liquor Second Time in 10 Days

For the second time in 10 days, Ocean Liquor in South Pasadena has been robbed at gunpoint. The latest incident took place Saturday night at... More »

South Pasadena High Drops Doubleheader to Pasadena

South Pasadena High was swept in a non-league doubleheader against Pasadena on Saturday, March 28, dropping the first game 11-1, before getting pummeled in the... More »

Motorcycle, Vehicle Collide on Monterey Rd.

A vehicle and motorcycle collided at Monterey Road and Orange Grove Avenue in South Pasadena Friday afternoon, sending one person to Huntington Memorial Hospital for... More »

South Pasadena High’s Girls’ Basketball Team Falls to North High

South Pasadena High’s girls basketball team gave a strong performance before falling to North Torrance High 70-57 in CIF’s State Division III quarterfinals Saturday night,... 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 »

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 »