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Updated Crime Blotter in South Pasadena

Auto Burglaries, Stolen Vehicles and Other Activities

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

SPCC Celebrates 25th Annual Fundraiser

The South Pasadena Chinese-American Club will celebrate 25 years as a major contributor to the South Pasadena community on April 19 during its annual dinner.... More »

SCAQMD Expects to Exchange 4,000 Gas Lawn Mowers Through Special Program

South Pasadena City Council member Michael Cacciotti, who serves as a board member for the South Coast Air Quality Management District, says residents can register ... More »

High Voltage Power Lines to Go Underground at City Park

South Pasadena City Council members approved a plan last week to place high voltage power lines at Garfield Park underground  Grevelia. With access to funds... More »

Crime Prevention Unit Offers a Variety of Free Services

The South Pasadena Police Department Crime Prevention Unit is offering a series of free services to help homeowners protect their property. The local police department... More »

Mental Health Awareness Month

IMPORTANT ISSUE RECOGNIZED – South Pasadena Mayor Marina Khubesrian, M.D., left, presented a proclamation to Amber Flores, Lauren Zableckis and Caroline Becronis during last week’s... More »

Council Extends Massage Business Moratorium

A unanimous vote last week by the South Pasadena City Council extended a moratorium, prohibiting any new establishments from setting up shop in city for... More »

2014 Showcase House of Design Just Outside SoPas City Limits

It has been brought to the City of South Pasadena’s attention that the 2014 Pasadena Showcase House of Design will be held at 1200 Arroyo... More »

Bestselling Author Emma Donoghue in City

Emma Donoghue, bestselling author of  “The Room,” is back with a new novel. The Irish-born novelist who currently resides in Canada, will make an author... More »

Kiwanis and City of South Pasadena Team to Sponsor April 19 Document Shredding Event

The South Pasadena Kiwanis Club, in co-operation with the City of South Pasadena and the South Pasadena Police Department, has scheduled a Community Document Shredding... More »

City of South Pas Recreation Division to Host Annual Spring Eggstravaganza Soon

The City of South Pasadena  Recreation Division will host their annual Spring Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 19. The event will take place at Garfield Park,... More »

Gold Line  Power Outage

Following yesterdays  Gold Line  power outage, motorists fared no better today as  MTA crews  closed down the  key crossing at Monterey road and Pasadena avenue, ... More »

Gold Line Interruption

An early morning  power outage on the Gold Line train route between South Pasadena and the Highland Park stations caused  commuters to be rerouted onto... More »

Assemblyman, who Represents South Pas, Honors War Heroes

The sinking of the destroyer USS Frank E. Evans during Vietnam War exercises in the South China Seas is one of the lesser-known military tragedies... More »

South Pasadena City Council Considers Ban on Plastic Bags

Those plastic bags that shoppers are used to carry out purchased items at local super markets, may soon be going by the wayside in an... More »

Vecinos de South Pasadena to Offer $10,000 in Scholarships

In its service and commitment to the South Pasadena Community, Vecinos de South Pasadena will award $10,000 in scholarships this spring to deserving South Pasadena... More »

Key Meetings Scheduled to Look at City’s 2014-15 Budget

South Pasadena City Council members continue to take steps toward approving a budget for 2015-16 beginning July 1. Residents will have several other opportunities to... More »

Impressions of Dodgers’ Opening Day…and Night

As the Dodger vice president of marketing in 1977, Fred Claire wanted to make Opening Day a special event at the ballpark. Between 1963 and... More »

A Tall Order for Work Crews in South Pasadena

Crews were busy Thursday trimming dried fronds from the palm trees that line Mission street in South Pasadena. The need for the much needed culling... More »

SPHS Virtual Business Team Wins National Championship!

South Pasadena High students from the school’s award-winning virtual business varsity school team, Oasis, have won the national business plan competition. Janet Anderson, the school’s principal... More »

A Big SPHS Bingo Winner

HER LUCKY DAY – After her raffle ticket was pulled, Lisa Betancourt of Temple City, left, made the guess of her lifetime last Saturday night... More »

No Reports of Damage in City Following Southland Tremblers

A 5.1 earthquake shook much of the southland, including South Pasadena, Friday night at 9:09 p.m. Reports are coming in that it shook underneath South... More »

Rotary Provides Service Grants

The Rotary Club of South Pasadena has announced its annual community service grants awards to community groups. Funds awarded come from Rotary’s annual special event,... More »

Vecinos de South Pasadena Honors Fallen Officer

Members of Vecinos de South Pasadena raised money in honor of fallen officer Kevin Sandoval to support educational costs of future cadets in the Police... More »

Remembering South Pasadena’s Santa Fe Depot

In 1885, the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Railroad launched service between Pasadena and Los Angeles, and the Santa Fe took it over in... More »

Shakespeare By the Sea Coming to South Pasadena This Summer

Shakespeare by the Sea, featuring two of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark,” the classic drama of greed, corruption and rage in the... More »

Local Kiwanis Club and Rotarians Unite in Causes

The Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs of South Pasadena came together to host an outdoor picnic for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House Pasadena.... More »

Motorists Surprised by York Bridge Roadwork

The York bridge that traverses the Arroyo and is a major traffic artery that connects South Pasadena to Los Angeles was closed Saturday to all... More »

A Dog Lover’s Delight at Garfield Park

It was a dog lover’s delight as many brought their four-legged friends to Garfield Park in South Pasadena on Saturday for a doggone good time.... More »

Southland Experiences a 5.1 Earthquake Friday Night

A 5.1 earthquake shook much of the southland, including South Pasadena, Friday night at 9:09 p.m. Reports are coming in that it shook underneath South... More »

Valerie Weich Portrays Louisa May Alcott at Library

In honor of Women’s History Month, Valerie Weich presented a Louisa May Alcott Living History performance Thursday at the South Pasadena Public Library Community Room.... More »

City to Hold Community Workshop to Set Next Year’s Budget

The City of South Pasadena will soon launch an interactive budget-planning process to set next year’s budget. “The goal is to give our residents several... More »

Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested by South Pasadena Police

South Pasadena Police arrested a 22-year-old man from Pasadena on Wednesday on sexual assault charges at Rite Aid pharmacy on Fair Oaks Avenue. In early... More »

Many Come Out in Support of Community Rummage Sale

The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena held a large community rummage sale on Saturday as many community members walked away with bargains. The community rummage... More »

Power Surge Knocks Out Two Pumps in Wells at Reservoir

As an example of how fragile South Pasadena’s aging infrastructure has become, a power surge at the Wilson reservoir, which feeds about 90 percent of... More »

Local Police Officers Compete in Baker to Vegas Run

The South Pasadena Police Department was well represented last weekend in the 30th annual Baker to Vegas Run, billed as “the world’s most prestigious and... More »

South Pasadena Crime Blotter for March 19 – 25

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 »

A Prom for Seniors at Senior Center

South Pasadena’s Youth Commission organized “Senior Prom: A Night in Italy,” an evening of fun for local seniors, last Friday night. The festive evening featured... More »

“Be Kind to Animals” Art Contest underway

The “Be Kind To Animals” Art Contest held each year in conjunction with national “Be Kind To Animals Week” invites youngsters 14 years of age and... More »

South Pasadena High Seventh in State Academic Decathlon Competition

Formed only a year ago, South Pasadena High’s Academic Decathlon team came away with a stunning seventh place finish in last weekend’s state competition. El... More »

Community Enjoys Spring Fling Casino Night

The War Memorial Building had the look of a Las Vegas casino Saturday night as many rolled the dice and played a variety of card... More »

SPHS Principal Janet Anderson Says Athletic Director Resigned

South Pasadena High Principal Janet Anderson said on Friday afternoon that Mark Zalin has resigned as the school’s athletic director. Zalin, who has held the... More »

One of Two Wells Back in Operation After Power Surge at Wilson Reservoir

As an illustration of how fragile South Pasadena’s aging infrastructure has become, a power surge at the Wilson reservoir, which feeds about 90 percent of... More »

Recent Earthquake a Reminder to Be Prepared for an Emergency

A 4.4-magnitude earthquake that struck  northwest of downtown Los Angeles during the predawn hours early last week, is “a reminder that we always have to be... More »

Volunteer Recognition Day Honors Those Who Contribute Their Time

Volunteers contributed more than 10,000 hours of service last year at the South Pasadena Public Library and many were recognized on Friday during a prestigious... More »

‘A Children’s Hour’ Artwork Unveiled at Library

A special ceremony was held on Friday afternoon for the unveiling of “The Children’s Hour,” a 1930s bas relief masterpiece, in public view on the... More »

‘Golden Streets’ Event Gaining Support from Civic Leaders

For those who truly enjoy the outdoors, a major event featuring jogging, walking and cycling along a long stretch of Huntington Drive continues to receive... More »

School District Looks to Hire Environmental Consultant

District officials have asked the Board of Education to approve a request for Proposal (RFP) for environmental consulting services related to a proposed major construction... More »

Luck of the Irish at South Pas Senior Center

Seniors may not have found a pot of gold, but they ate heartily on St. Patrick’s Day. The South Pasadena Senior Center opened its doors... More »

4.4 Earthquake Jolts Southern California

Southern California residents were rattled awake on Monday morning as a 4.4 magnitude earthquake shook a large part of the area around 6:25 a.m. Earthquake... More »

Latest Crime Summary for 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. RECOVERED STOLEN... More »

South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Hosts Mixer

Food and beverages were enjoyed by a gathering of business owners Tuesday night as the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce hosted an after hours mixer... More »

South Pasadena Little League Set to Open Season Saturday

South Pasadena Little League is celebrating its 62nd Opening Day on Saturday and a special addition to the program will include a league fundraiser sponsored... More »

Family Fun at South Pas Arts Crawl

A mixture of culture, community, fun, and ideal weather greeted the many who turned out for Arts Crawl held mostly along Mission Street last Saturday... More »

Firefighters Respond to Report of House Fire in City

After reports of a house fire in the 2000 block of Cambridge Avenue in South Pasadena, area fire departments converged on the scene Tuesday morning... More »

South Pasadena High Girls’ Basketball Team Headed to State Tournament

South Pasadena High’s girls’ basketball team, which reached the CIF-Southern Section semifinals in Division 3, is headed for the state tournament. The Tigers, who compiled... More »

14-Year-Old Girl Tells Police She was Raped in Garfield Park

A 14-year-old girl told South Pasadena Police earlier this month that she was raped in Garfield Park in November 2013. The victim reportedly told police... More »

East West Players Theatre Present ‘Our American Voice’

A free, public performance of “Our American Voice” was presented in the South Pasadena Library Community Room on Thursday night, including six diverse stories of... More »

Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Grant to Fund Bike Path in City

Assemblymember Chris Holden, a member of the Governing Board of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, announced on Thursday that the City of South Pasadena has... More »

City Council Approves Sale Agreement of Parcel of Land

South Pasadena City Council members approved a contingent purchase and sale agreement on Wednesday night for a property that was previously purchased for the Downtown... More »

CHP Checking Commercial Trucks for Safety

The California Highway Patrol Mobile Enforcement Unit was in South Pasadena this morning inspecting vehicles to ensure they were in compliance with the vehicle code... More »

City Council Imposes 45-day Moratorium on New Massage Establishments

South Pasadena City Council members unanimously adopted an interim urgency ordinance Wednesday night, which imposes a 45-day moratorium on the establishment or expansion of massage... More »

South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Hosts Mixer

The South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is holding an after hours mixer on Tuesday, March 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the South Pasadena... More »

Latest Crime Summary 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 Fire Officials, SPPD Spend Busy Day During Storm

With the first major storm hitting the area in months, South Pasadena Police and fire officials have spent a busy day in South Pasadena trouble-shooting... More »

Latest Crime Summary 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. Crime Summary... More »

Classes to Improve Body and Mind at South Pas Senior Center

Three ongoing classes at the South Pasadena Senior Center focus on a combination of mental and physical improvement for the individual through exercise and discussion.... More »

South Pasadena Perfect Backdrop for Commercials and TV Show Production

With its tree-lined streets and beautifully restored Craftsman-style homes, South Pasadena continues to be a favorite location to film movies and take photographs for magazine... More »

East West Players Theatre for Youth Presents “Our American Voice” at Library on March 6

A free, public performance of “Our American Voice” will be presented in the South Pasadena Community Room on Thursday, March 6, at 7 p.m. The... More »

No Burn Day in South Pasadena, According to Air Quality Officials

Residents living in South Pasadena and the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, Orange County and the Inland Empire are not permitted to burn wood in... More »

Five Acres’ Children’s Guild Hosts Open House March 6

Opportunities abound for those seeking meaningful volunteer work that would make a difference in the lives of children. Five Acres Children’s Guild, a local service... More »

DDA Put on Hold to Explore Environmental Concerns by City

Efforts to approve a distribution and development agreement (DDA) for a major construction project in South Pasadena were put on hold last week after local... More »

Free Educational Conference at South Pas High Saturday

The South Pasadena PTA Council Special Needs Committee and the South Pasadena Unified School District will present a free  educational conference at South Pasadena High... More »

It’s Official – Geoff Yantz to Take Over as Superintendent

The South Pasadena Board of Education has selected Dr. Geoff Yantz to replace retiring superintendent Joel Shapiro. The Board will identify Dr. Yantz at a... More »

Teachers and School District Reach Settlement on Thursday

School District officials and the Teachers’ Association of South Pasadena (TASP) reached a tentative contract agreement on Thursday, calling for a more than 4 percent... More »

DDA, Ground Lease Comes Before School Board

A proposed major construction project in South Pasadena was set to cross a major hurdle toward receiving final approval Tuesday after the Board of Education... More »

Alert for Parents Regarding Child Annoyances in City

In response to reports of several child annoyances in recent weeks, the South Pasadena Police Department has issued some guidelines for parents to help protect... More »

Top Stolen Vehicles in South Pasadena for 2013

The number of stolen cars increase 6 percent in the city last year compared to 2012, according to latest data released by the South Pasadena... More »

The Latest Crime Summary for 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. STOLEN VEHICLE... More »

Second Place Goes to South Pasadena High in Academic Decathlon Competition

South Pasadena High’s Academic Decathlon team, just a year old, came away with the second highest score in division I in this year’s Los Angeles... More »

Fire Dept. Officials Put Out Fire at South Pasadena High

South Pasadena Fire Department officials, along with support from local agencies, knocked down a fire inside a wood shop class within 10 minutes at South... More »

Portion of Major Freeway Closed Presidents’ Day Weekend

Los Angeles transportation officials are alerting I-405 and regional freeway motorists of an 80-hour northbound I-405 Freeway closure operation in the Sepulveda Pass this Presidents’... More »

Choking 3-Year-Old Girl Saved by Police, Fire Dept. and Hospital Officials

A 3-year-old girl was saved by South Pasadena Police officers, paramedics from the local fire department, Huntington Hospital officials and a Starbuck’s worker after a... More »

Tickets Go on Sale for Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts

Tickets for the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, which celebrates its 50th Showcase House, a 1915 English country estate in the Arts and Craft... More »

Water Main Break on Arroyo Drive

Work crews battled to repair a water main break on Arroyo Drive early Monday. Motorists and pedestrians had to “tread” carefully to maneuver the flooded... More »

Police Question Man Following Altercation

South Pasadena police, responding in force to an altercation on El Centro Street (in front of the South Pasadena Unified School District), detained a man... More »

City Council, Staff Come Up with Big Picture Ideas

Big-picture ideas identified at a Citizen’s Summit in late January formed the basis for City Council and the city’s senior management staff to outline top... More »

Woman Struck by Car at El Centro Street and Adelaine Avenue

A woman, said to be in her 60s, was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital Saturday afternoon with apparent head injuries after being struck by a... More »

Gates Down at Metro Gold Line Crossings in South Pas

A dispatcher with the South Pasadena Police Department said on Thursday afternoon that the gates at Metro Gold Line crossings are in a down position... More »

Heart-Shaped Pizza Special at Charlie’s Trio on Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s Day, the pizza at Charlie’s Trio looks like it’s made with a little more love than usual. Hearts are a symbol of love,... More »

Green Brooms Music Academy Holds $10 Music Lesson Day

Green Brooms Music Academy (www.greenbrooms.com) brings its open approach to music education to the Santa Monica and South Pasadena communities with their tradition of $10... More »

South Pasadena Resident Appointed to Hathaway-Sycamores Governing 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 David Levy to... More »

South Pasadena Educational Foundation Sets Date for Parti Gras at Local Golf Course

The South Pasadena Educational Foundation is gearing up for Parti Gras, an annual fundraising event, which annual supports local schools. This year’s big event will... More »

Pavilions Officials Discuss Expansion Plans Monday Night

Pavilions, in the 1200 block of Fair Oaks Avenue, is expected to be making a significant expansion to its South Pasadena property, according to City... More »

Talking City’s Key Issues with Mayor Khubesrian, M.D.

Since taking over as mayor about six weeks ago, Marina Khubesrian, M.D., not unlike her role as a councilmember, has attended her share of meetings,... More »

South Pasadena Police Issue ‘Robbery Alert’

On January 30 at about 8 p.m., South Pasadena Police say an armed street robbery occurred in the 400 block of Magnolia. According to authorities,... More »

Power Out in One Part of the City Late Friday Night

City Manager Sergio Gonzalez reports that some businesses in one section of the City of South Pasadena will be without power late Friday night and... More »

Woman’s Club Meeting Features Vietnam’s Donut Dolly

When many young people were protesting the Vietnam War in the 1960’s, Jan Moorehead went to work for the American Red Cross and headed to... More »

South Pas – One of the Best in West

The City of South Pasadena won first place for the title of “Best Cosmopolitan ‘Burb” as part of Sunset Magazine’s “Best Places to Live in... More »

Selection of Superintendent Could be Delayed Two Weeks

Superintendent Joel Shapiro says he may stay on the job, perhaps, as much as two weeks longer than anticipated as the South Pasadena Unified School... More »

Showcase House Holds Empty House Party

It was an enchanted evening when over 500 guests attended the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) annual Empty House Party. This event is... More »

‘Beyond High School’ Forum at SPHS

The journey from high school to college and beyond is an exciting time for both students and parents. A forum on Monday, January 27, at... More »

‘Big Ideas’ Come from Public During 2014 Citizen’s Summit

City officials asked the community to weigh in on making South Pasadena, recognized by Sunset magazine in its upcoming issue as one of the best... More »

Volunteers Asked to Help Clean Up, Pull Weeds at Nature Park Saturday

Volunteers and students from Occidental College will plant native plants in the Arroyo Seco – South Pasadena Woodland and Wildlife Park on Saturday, February 1,... More »

Wood-Burning Not Allowed Today in South Pasadena

Residents living in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, Orange County and the Inland Empire are not permitted to burn wood in their fireplaces today... More »

City and School District to Share K9 Narcotics Services

South Pasadena City Council members recently approved a memorandum of understanding with the local school district for K9 narcotic services. New on the police department... More »

Woman Pedestrian Struck by Truck at Garfield Ave. and Huntingon Dr.

A truck struck a 21-year-old woman from Los Angeles was struck by a vehicle Monday afternoon at the corner of Garfield Avenue and Huntington Drive,... More »

Showcase Designers Begin to Transform Estate

Designers and landscapers talked about plans and showed renderings Friday night to transform an English country estate just outside the South Pasadena city limits for... More »

City of South Pasadena Holds Citizens Summit at Senior Center

The City of South Pasadena asked for ideas from the community Saturday morning during the 2014 Strategic Planning Citizen’s Summit held at the Senior Center.... More »

Fire officials Respond to Reports of Electrical Fire on Maple Street

After reports of an electrical fire, South Pasadena Fire Department officials, along with support from neighboring agencies, discovered smoke in the attic of a home... More »

Opening on the South Pasadena Design Review Board

A vacancy has occurred on the South Pasadena Design Review Board (Board), a five-member Board that serves in an advisory capacity to the Planning Commission... More »

South Pasadena Girl Scouts Start Selling Cookies Friday

Buying Girl Scout Cookies is more than just handing over money for an enjoyable treat. It’s about the skills a girl gains from interacting directly... More »

Meet Linda Hess Founder of Urban Harvester

“What do you do with your food at the end of the day?” is often the first question Urban Harvester founder and president Linda Hess... More »

South Pasadena Residents Not Allowed to Burn Wood Today

Residents living in specified areas of Los Angeles and Orange counties, including South Pasadena, are not permitted to burn wood in their fireplaces on Thursday... More »

South Pasadena Police Arrest Man for Stealing Mail

A 24-year-old Pasadena man was arrested on Wednesday for stealing mail in South Pasadena. Just before 4 p.m., a South Pasadena Police officer noticed a... More »

Second Woman Claims She Was Abused by Andrea Cardosa

A second woman, wishing to be identified only as Brianna, held a press conference alongside her South Pasadena attorney on Thursday morning claiming she was... More »

Volunteers Asked to Plant Native Plants

Volunteers and students from Occidental College will plant native plants in the Arroyo Seco – South Pasadena Woodland and Wildlife Park on February 1, from... More »

South Pas Honored for Energy Efficiency

The San Gabriel Valley Energy Wise Partnership (SGVEWP) recently awarded the City of South Pasadena with an Energy Efficiency Impact award. According to South Pasadena... More »

Three South Pas High Teens Arrested for Stealing iPads

South Pasadena Police officers investigated a burglary at the Marengo Elementary School on Monday that ultimately led to the arrest of three individuals. During the... More »

City Council Okays Water Rate Hikes

After a series of key meetings and listening to lengthy testimonial during a public hearing, the South Pasadena City Council reached a unanimous decision last... More »

SP Methodist Church Hosts 3rd Annual Piano Concert Friday

South Pasadena Methodist Church will present its 3rd annual Piano Concert on Friday, January 24, at 7:30 p.m., featuring Steinway artist and composer Kevin Kern... More »

Students Learn Life Lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr.

Before honoring the late Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, South Pasadena Unified School District students were busy learning about the slain civil rights activist... More »

City Manager Responds to State Drought of Emergency

With California facing water shortfalls in the driest year in recorded state history, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Friday proclaimed a State of Emergency... More »

South Pasadena Residents Feeling the Effects of Unhealthful Air Today

The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a smoke advisory for portions of Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties cautioning residents that air... More »

Citizen’s Summit Slated for Late January

The City of South Pasadena wants your ideas at the 2014 Strategic Planning Citizen’s Summit coming up later this month. On Saturday, January 25, the... More »

Latest Crime Report for 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 »

Smoke from Glendora Fire Clearly Seen in South Pasadena

Residents in the hill area of South Pasadena woke up to a massive cloud of smoke from the Glendora fire Thursday morning that ravaged approximately... More »

City Council Votes to Increase Water Rates

South Pasadena City Council members unanimously voted to increase water rates during Wednesday night’s regularly scheduled meeting at City Hall. An 8 percent rate hike... More »

Three South Pasadena High Students Arrested for Allegedly Taking iPads at Marengo School

South Pasadena Police officers investigated a burglary at the Marengo Elementary School on Monday that ultimately led to the arrest of three individuals. During the... More »

‘Water is Life’ Traveling Student Art Exhibit 2014

Metropolitan Water District’s 2014 “Water is Life” traveling student art exhibit is now in South Pasadena. Thirty-six winning colorful posters will be on display in... More »

Volunteers Asked to Help Clean-up Nature Park

Volunteers are being asked to help clean-up the Nature Park in the city on Saturday and next Wednesday. Starting at 9 a.m. each day, the... More »

Actor Duffy Hudson Portrays Showbiz Legend George Burns

The Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library, the South Pasadena Public Library, and the South Pasadena Community Services Department will showcase acclaimed actor Duffy... More »

SoPas City Council Thanks South Pasadena Beautiful

A special thank you will go out to South Pasadena Beautiful during Wednesday’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting at City Hall. “We just want to... More »

City Council to Vote on Water Increases Tonight

Residents See Condition of Reservoirs Supplying the City of South Pasadena with Water During a Tour last Saturday South Pasadena City Council members will consider... More »

Author Stephen Gee Highlights Work of John Parkinson

Stephen Gee, a senior producer for ITV Studios based in Los Angeles, talked about famed architect John Parkinson on Monday nilght during the Oneonta Club’s... More »

Marengo Principal Talks About High Achievement at School

Its state scores are among the highest and their high-performing students are fully engaged, thanks to a strong support system from both teachers and parents.... More »

3rd Annual ‘For the Love of Chocolate’ at South Pasadena Woman’s Club

Plans are underway for the third annual “For the Love of Chocolate” event slated from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 8 at... More »

Work on Science Labs Could Start in Summer

Construction of new science labs at South Pasadena High is expected to start in early summer, according to Superintendent Joel Shapiro. South Pasadena Unified School... More »

Mission Fitness Center

The New Year is here and, everyone will be making health resolutions.  Why is it that, for most people, the best intentions to start exercising... More »

Yvette Hall Replaces Sally Kilby as New Chief Deputy City Clerk

South Pasadena City Manager Sergio Gonzalez has named Yvette Hall as the new chief deputy city clerk. “Having served most recently as the city clerk... More »

Steven Gee Talks About L.A. Architecture Monday Night

Architect John Parkinson died in 1935, and the Los Angeles Times praised him: “Future generations have only to walk through the streets of Los Angeles... More »

‘Keep Our Environment Clean’ 2014 Calendar Available

Need a 2014 year-at-a-glance, poster-sized calendar? The City of South Pasadena is giving them away at City Hall during normal operating hours. The calendar provides... More »

PASADENA HUMANE SOCIETY TAKES ANIMAL WELFARE TO NEW LEVEL

There’s a new animal welfare standard in town –– the Pasadena Humane Society’s Animal Care Center. The advanced center includes a new Wellness Clinic housing... More »

Scout Gets Help Constructing Scorekeepers’ Booth at Park

A construction crew comprised of family, friends and peers were busy at work over the weekend, putting in long hours on a project that will... More »

It’s All About Community Pride

In the minutes leading up to the 125th Rose Parade, Paul Abbey gave South Pasadena’s entry a long look, admiring its beauty, while talking about... More »

No 710 Action Committee Seeks Public Support by Signing a Petition

The No 710 Action Committee is asking for the public’s support to sign a petition against proposed toll tunnels under South Pasadena. “We would like... More »

New Programs for New Years Scheduled at South Pasadena Senior Center in January

The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health will present a program at the South Pasadena Senior Center on Friday, January 10 at 10:30 a.m.... More »

Vacancy on South Pas Senior Citizen Commission

An unanticipated vacancy has occurred on the South Pasadena Senior Citizen Commission, a five-member Commission, that acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council... More »

City to Address Water Increases During Forum Tonight

South Pasadena City Council members will consider implementing new water rate increases during Wednesday night’s regularly scheduled meeting at City Hall. An 8 percent rate... More »

How Did They Change Rose Bowl Field So Quickly?

As Stanford and Michigan State fans cleared out of the Rose Bowl following the 100th edition of the game on New Year’s Day, the grounds... More »

Community Pays Tribute to Longtime Freeway Fighter

Beatrice Siev, long-time SR-710 freeway fighter and South Pasadena resident, passed away December 28, 2013, after a long illness. Her husband of 70 years and... More »

Search Continues for Superintendent

A timeline has been developed by the local Board of Education and the Costca Group, a search firm hired by the South Pasadena Unified School... More »

District Hopes to Reach Agreement

South Pasadena Unified School District officials and the local school board continue to work on the language for the development and distribution agreement, along with... More »

Residents Serve as Pooper Scoopers

In her everyday life, Peggy O’Leary is a former educator enjoying the good life as a grandmother in her retirement years, but that all changes... More »

Witness Sees Bobcat in Monterey Hills Area of City

A resident in the Monterey Hills area of the city has recently seen a bobcat in their rear yard, according to Richard Lee, a crime... More »

Latest Crime Report for City of 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 »

Florida State Presented with Third NFF MacArthur Bowl

The National Football Foundation (NFF) today presented the NFF MacArthur Bowl Championship Trophy to Florida State (14-0), following its 34-31 victory against Auburn (12-2) yesterday... More »

Three Individuals Arrested After Vehicle Pursuit Ends in South Pasadena

Los Angeles police, with support from the South Pasadena Police Department, apprehended three individuals Wednesday afternoon following a vehicle pursuit that ended in the 5000... More »

Florida State Comes Back to Beat Auburn for BCS Championship

A beaming Jameis Winston hugged the BCS championship trophy before giving it a kiss and pretending to drop it, prompting laughter among his teammates, during... More »

Pedestrian Struck and Killed on Metro Gold Line Tracks

A man was struck and killed by a Metro Gold Line train near the intersection of Monterey Road and Pasadena Avenue on Saturday afternoon, according... More »

Time to Take a Look Back at 2013 in South Pasadena

A huge celebration, recognizing the city of South Pasadena’s 125th birthday, was held in the city last March Much has happened in the past 125... More »

A Steady Connor Cook Made Difference in Rose Bowl Game

Michigan State entered the 100th Rose Bowl Game ranked No. 4 but were a 6 1/2 point underdog to No. 5 Stanford. The Cardinal took... More »

Key Defensive Stand Derails Stanford in 100th Rose Bowl Game

It’s a play Kyler Elsworth will remember for a lifetime as the Michigan State linebacker went over the top of the heap, stopping Stanford running... More »

Festive Floats, Brass Bands, Legendary Voice Mark 125th Rose Parade

Festive floats, brass bands, waves from the Rose Court and a legendary voice, along with a dose of controversy thrown in, made Wednesday’s 125th Rose... More »

Yvette Hall Replaces City Clerk Sally Kilby

South Pasadena City Manager Sergio Gonzalez has named Yvette Hall as the new chief deputy city clerk. “Having served most recently as the City Clerk... More »

Image Awards Honor Restoration Concert Chairs

Incoming South Pasadena Mayor Marina Khubesrian, M.D., presented Kathy Folsom and Kay Rosser of the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library’s Restoration Concert Committee... More »

South Pasadena’s Float Ready for 125th Rose Parade

With the ring of a bell, Tournament of Roses officials made the second of two stops in South Pasadena this week to judge the city’s... More »

Live Auction Raises Nearly $26,000 in Support of Float

A night full of fun, this year’s Crunch Time Party at the War Memorial Building featured a surprise visit from the Rose Queen and Court,... More »

Stanford Coach, Players Talk About Rose Bowl Game

Stanford Offensive Coordinator Mike Bloomgren, quarterback Kevin Hogan and OT David Yankey talked to the media Friday about their game on Wednesday against Michigan State.... More »

5 Habits of Successful Exercisers

The New Year is sneaking up and, once again, everyone will be making health resolutions.  Why is it that, for most people, the best intentions... More »

Charlie’s Trio Shares a Family Holiday Tradition with Customers

Family owned restaurant serves their own family’s Christmas day dish Cioppino. This warm seafood stew with its flavorful tomato broth is what the Fata family... More »

Hot Weather will Put Crunch on Decorating Float

Those accustomed to working on the city’s Rose Parade float each year know all about crunch time. Over the next several days they may want... More »

South Pas Children’s Library Winter Programming Set

This winter the Library is continuing in its long tradition of offering free programs designed especially for children. The public is welcome to attend storytimes... More »

Weekly Crime Summary from Dec. 18 to Dec. 22

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 »

Surveillance Camera Shows Woman Stealing Package

South Pasadena police are looking for a suspect who reportedly walked up to a front porch in the 2000 block of Empress Avenue South Pasadena... More »

Friday Afternoon Concerts at Calvary Presbyterian Church

The “Music at Noon” series at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 1050 Fremont Avenue, will resume on January 6 in the church sanctuary and will continue to... More »

Superlative Performances Slated for Fremont Centre Theatre

WHAT: “From the Best of the Fest.” A selection of the finest performances by female solo performing artists from the first 20 years of the... More »

Celebrated Performers Sing National Anthem

Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill and Darlene Love will kick off the pre-game festivities at the 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO with... More »

South Pasadena High’s Virtual Enterprise Team Takes First

Three Virtual Enterprise teams claimed awards at the California State Virtual Enterprise Competition and Trade Fair, which was held at the Rabobank Center in Bakersfield... More »

Council Talks About Rising Number of Massage Parlors

They might be the most recognizable buzzwords to describe South Pasadena these days. Mention message parlors and emotions tend to rise among the masses in... More »

South Pasadena Police Make No DUI Arrests at Checkpoint

No one was arrested for driving under the influence during a driving under the influence (DUI) checkpoint in South Pasadena over the weekend, but police... More »

The South Pasadena Review Returns to Fair Oaks Ave.

The South Pasadena Review has returned to Fair Oaks Avenue! After some 50 years on Mission Street, the South Pasadena Review, The Quarterly magazine and... More »

Live Auction Items Sought for Sunday’s Crunch Time Party

It’s crunch time to finish the city float and a big party Sunday night will celebrate that effort. And don’t be late, warns Ted Shaw,... More »

Statistics from Weekend DUI Checkpoint in City

No one was arrested for driving under the influence during a DUI checkpoint in South Pasadena over the weekend, but police did confiscate three ounces... More »

Huge Gift-Wrapping Party in South Pasadena

More than 100 children in foster care are going to know the love and care that went into wrapping their gifts…perhaps the only ones they... More »

‘Over the (Double) Rainbow’ Sung in South Pas

A spectacular double rainbow appeared during a break in Thursday’s rainstorm, with its terminus ending in South Pasadena near Arroyo drive. Alas , no gold... More »

Councilman Cacciotti Tests Lower Emission Leaf Blowers

When it comes to the green movement, it’s difficult to top the efforts of South Pasadena City Councilman Michael Cacciotti, a steward for clean air... More »

Elementary School Programs Welcome in the Holidays

South Pasadena elementary schools welcomed in the holiday season on Thursday morning by presenting winter programs to the delight of family and friends. Marengo students... More »

Councilman Cacciotti Tests Lower Emission Leaf Blowers

When it comes to the green movement, it’s difficult to top the efforts of South Pasadena City Councilman Michael Cacciotti, a steward for clean air... More »

Power lines Fall in 1600 Block of Fletcher Avenue

A report that wires were down on the street brought fire officials to the 1600 block of Fletcher Avenue between Oak Street and Huntington Drive,... More »

Local Student Performances Benefit Philippines’ Victims

The Los Angeles Children’s Orchestra (LACO) raised more than $1,000 for survivors of the devastating Philippine typhoon, in a concert on December 13 at the... More »

Marina Khubesrian, M.D. South Pasadena’s Newest Mayor

Marina Khubesrian, M.D., became South Pasadena’s newest mayor Wednesday night. Khubesrian became only the fifth woman mayor in the city’s 125-year history, explained City Councilwoman... More »

Pavilions Planning Major Remodel in South Pasadena

Pavilions, in the 1213 block of Fair Oaks Avenue, is expected to be making a significant remodel to its South Pasadena property, according to City... More »

Major Remodel Expected for Pavilions

Pavilions, in the 1000 block of Fair Oaks Avenue, is expected to make a significant remodel to its South Pasadena property in 2014, according to... More »

South Pasadena Interim Fire Chief Stepping Down

Jerry Wallace, interim chief of the South Pasadena Fire Department who served for nearly eight years, is stepping down at the end of the year.... More »

College Football Sensations Highlight All-Century Nominees

In commemoration of the 100th Rose Bowl Game, the All-Century Class will highlight and honor great players and coaches throughout the history of “The Granddaddy... More »

Music Center Brings Cheer to Ronald McDonald House

String students from South Pasadena Music Center & Conservatory’s (SPMCC) orchestral strings program recently played a wide range of holiday favorites for the residents and... More »

Toy Wrapping Party Scheduled Thursday at Busters’s Ice Cream and Coffee Shop

Community members are invited to a Toy Wrapping Party at Buster’s Ice Cream and Coffee Shop on Thursday, December 19, from 5  to 8 pm.... More »

Two Vehicles Collide at Monterey and Via del Rey

A two-car collision at Monterey Road and Via del Rey Wednesday morning resulted in one of the vehicles going up an embankment. South Pasadena Police... More »

Holiday Season in Full Gear at Senior Center, Festive Luncheon Scheduled for Thursday

The South Pasadena Senior Center has the holiday spirit as it gears up for its annual holiday program on Thursday, December 19, which consists of... More »

South Pas Wins Title for ‘Best Cosmopolitan Suburb in West’

The City of South Pasadena won first place for the title of “Best Cosmopolitan ‘Burb” as part of Sunset Magazine’s “Best Places to Live in... More »

DUI Checkpoint Scheduled for Saturday Night in City

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Pair of Burglaries in SoPas Have Residents on High Alert

A pair residential burglaries last week have South Pasadena Police Department officials on high alert. One break-in took place on December 7 at about 2:15... More »

‘Operation Cookie’ Recipe Book Sold by Woman’s Club

Just in time for the holiday season, the  Woman’s Club of South Pasadena is selling “Operation Cookies,” a collection of over 100 favorite cookie recipes... More »

Crime Prevention Officer Urges Residents to Safeguard Homes

With the holiday season in high gear, people are out shopping for that perfect gift. So are thieves, warns South Pasadena Crime Prevention Officer Richard... More »

Vacations, Fine Art Sought for Auction at Crunch Time Party

The South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Crunch Party, scheduled for December 29 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at the War Memorial Building, will feature a... More »

Police Warn Residents of Package Thefts in SoPas

Thefts of parcel packages have been occuring year-round throughout the San Gabriel Valley, according to local authorities, but activity  traditionally picks up dramatically  during the... More »

Tiger Dance Team Presents Winter Recital on Thursday

The Tiger Dance Company, South Pasadena High School’s advanced dance team, will present a winter dance recital on Thursday, December 19, with innovative takes on... More »

Director of ‘Yellow’ at SPHS Thanks Community

This is just a big thank you to the community for supporting the latest play to be done at South Pasadena High School. “Yellow” was... More »

We’d Like to Walk on SPHS Track During Soccer Games

Letter to the Editor: This letter is written representing numerous residents and SPHS alumns who use the high school track to exercise. Many of us... More »

Lively Beatles Music Heard in South Pasadena

South Pasadena Music & Conservatory’s popular Beatles Project was presented on Sunday at the South Pasadena Music Center & Conservatory, led by band director Michael... More »

SPHS Band Members Perform Holiday Sounds for South Pasadena Merchants

Members of the South Pasadena High School Band were in high spirits on Saturday, playing a selection of holiday sounds in front of stores in... More »

South Pasadena Voted Best Suburb to Live in!

The City of South Pasadena won first place for the title of “Best Cosmopolitan ‘Burb” as part of Sunset Magazine’s “Best Places to Live in... More »

Two Burglaries Put Police, Residents on High Alert

A pair of burglaries have the South Pasadena Police Department on high alert in pursuit of suspects involved in a pair of burglaries in the... More »

Weekly Crime Summary

December 4 – 10, 2013 (Hundred block given in place of exact address) The Weekly Crime Summary is a list of reported auto thefts, burglaries,... More »

South Pas Police Cracking Down on Impaired Drivers

The South Pasadena Police Department (SPPD) will be out in force cracking down on impaired drivers on Saturday, December 21, with a special DUI/Drivers License... More »

Burglars Looking for Packages on Front Porches

Thefts of parcel packages has been an ongoing crime throughout the San Gabriel Valley all year, according to local authorities. “We often see an increase... More »

SPPD Warns of Burglars During Holiday Season

With the holiday season in high gear, people are out shopping for that perfect gift. So will thieves, warns South Pasadena Crime Prevention Officer Richard... More »

City Commissions Seeking New Members to Serve

Several Commissions are seeking new members for terms starting in January Openings are available on the Animal Commission, the Freeway and Transportation Commission, the Natural Resources... More »

Volunteer During the Holiday Season

This holiday season consider our local community and the environment with the following holiday ideas: õ  Volunteer or donate – giving your time and/or money... More »

Diversity of Discussions at South Pasadena Senior Center

“Dealing With The Holidays” is the title of a presentation to be given on Friday, December 13, at 10:30 a.m. by Dr. Donna Benton of... More »

South Pasadena Plastic Surgeon Receives Five Days of Jail Time

A South Pasadena plastic surgeon has been sentenced to five days in jail for allegedly illegally billing emergency room patients. A story in the Los... More »

Legacy Partners Shows Parking Lot Renderings to Board

A proposed major project that could fill an entire block on Mission Street and become a real asset to the community, according to a development... More »

South Pas Chamber of Commerce Hosts Holiday Mixer at Credit Union

The South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and Priority One Credit Union hosted a festive holiday mixer on Tuesday night in South Pasadena. The mixer, slated... More »

Shakespeare Program Captivates Families at Library

The words of Shakespeare were heard Tuesday night during the first of two winter programs in the South Pasadena Library Community Room this week. The... More »

Oneonta Club Honors Past Rose Queens

With revolving pictures on a large screen as the backdrop, the Oneonta Club, a South Pasadena association for men, welcomed three former Rose Queens to... More »

Santa Claus Delights Kids at War Memorial Building

Santa Claus came to town on Saturday much to the delight of hundreds of kids, family and friends in attendance at the City of South... More »

Lego Mania Draws Large Crowd at SoPas Library

Lego Mania, a fun event for kids and adults alike, came to South Pasadena last Saturday. The event, sponsored by the South Pasadena High School... More »

Image Award Presented at Crunch Time Party

The City of South Pasadena Image Award will be presented at the Tournament of Roses Crunch Time Party on Sunday, December 29, by the incoming mayor.... More »

Registration Underway for Winter Camp Med in City

Registration is underway for the South Pasadena’s Camp Med during the upcoming winter break for students. The event includes making holiday arts and crafts, games,... More »

City of South Pasadena Looking to Fill Vacancy on the Finance Committee

An unanticipated vacancy has occurred on the South Pasadena Finance Committee, a five-member advisory group that advises the City Council, the City Treasurer, and Finance... More »

Developer Shows School District Project to Public

It soon could become a reality, as Legacy Partners, a development firm based out of Foster City, Calif., will show detailed plans Tuesday night for... More »

Principals to Present School Site Plans Tuesday

Principals from South Pasadena High and the local middle will present their annual site plans during Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting, detailing in length... More »

Assessment of Special Needs Forum Presented

A report from a special needs parent committee forum in October will be delivered during Tuesday’s regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting. Parents of special... More »

School Board Set to Reorganize on Tuesday

David Adelstein will be saying goodbye to the South Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education on Tuesday. Deciding to not seek re-election, Adelstein will... More »

Michigan St. and Stanford to Play in Historic 100th Rose Bowl Game

The No. 4 BCS-ranked Michigan State Spartans, champions of the Big Ten Conference, and the No. 5 BCS-ranked Stanford Cardinal, champions of the Pac-12 Conference,... More »

South Pas Firefighters Put Out Heater Fire

After reports of smoke in the area, the South Pasadena Fire Department rushed to the scene of a fire Sunday morning in the 1600 block... More »

Hundreds Brave Threat of Rain to Take Part in Tiger Run

Cool conditions and the threat of rain didn’t deter hundreds from turning out Saturday morning for the 16th annual Tiger Run, which annually supports the... More »

Firefighters Respond to Smoke in Bristol Farms Market

South Pasadena Police Department officials and local firefighters, with assistance from outside agencies, were busy Saturday morning after reports of transformers going out of service... More »

South Pasadena Plastic Surgeon Gets Jail Time

A South Pasadena plastic surgeon has been sentenced to five days in jail for allegedly illegally billing emergency room patients. A story in the Los... More »

Vacancy on South Pasadena Finance Committee

An unanticipated vacancy has occurred on the South Pasadena Finance Committee, a five-member advisory group that advises the City Council, the city treasurer, and Finance... More »

Children Invited to Winter Wonderland Lego Camp

Kids in the community are invited to join Play-Well TEKnologies from December 30 to January 3 for some holiday LEGO building at Orange Grove Park.... More »

South Pasadena Mayor to Deliver State of the City Address

During the City Council meeting on Wednesday, December 18, outgoing Mayor Richard D. Schneider, M.D., will present the 2013 State-of-the-City address, accompanied by a pictorial review... More »

Holiday Cheer Comes to Seniors During December

The Senior Commission and the South Pasadena Youth Commission invite the community to help bring cheer to senior citizens living alone in the community. For... More »

South Pasadena Fire Department Hosts ‘Spark of Love’

The South Pasadena Fire Department, in cooperation with ABC7, CVS Drugstores and other Southland Fire Departments, is collecting toys for the annual “Spark of Love”... More »

Santa Flips the Switch to Light Christmas tree at Farmers’ Market

With a flip of the switch, South Pasadena officially welcomed in the holiday season Thursday night as Santa Claus turned on the lights to the... More »

Crunch Time on Dec. 29 Supports City Float

The South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Crunch Party, scheduled for December 29 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the War Memorial Building will feature a... More »

Winter Holiday Programs at South Pasadena Library

The South Pasadena Public Library invites families to two free December programs, including an Elizabethan Music and Dance and Shakespeare event and a Lego Mania... More »

City Clerk Sally Kilby Says Goodbye After 13 Years

South Pasadena City Clerk Sally Kilby, who is stepping down from her position at the end of this month, was praised on Wednesday night by... More »

South Pas Fire Officials Assist in Putting Out Blaze

A fire starting at a structure in the 900 block of Electric Avenue in Alhambra spread to a residence next door on Thursday morning, destroying... More »

Mahmud Thanks Community for Voting Her Into Office

Editor’s Note: Diana Mahmud was sworn in Wednesday Night as the newest person to sit on the City Council. Mahmud says she’s grateful to serve.... More »

The Lastest Crime Blotter for 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 Councilmember, City Clerk Bid Farewell

Farewells were bid on Wednesday night to outgoing City Councilmember Philip Putnam, who has served since 2005, and outgoing City Clerk Sally Kilby, who has... More »

Council Approves Ordinance To Revise Standards on Parking

South Pasadena City Council members approved an ordinance on Wednesday that will revise standards related to parking requirements in the commercial general (CG) zone to... More »

Owners of Eight Centennial Homes Celebrate History

As part of Thanksgiving weekend festivities, South Pasadena Preservation Foundation board president Odom Stamps presented owners of eight certified homes  with customized bronze plaques. •  ... More »

Book Prices Cut in Half at Friends’ of Library Sale

Prices of all books included in the Friends of the South Pasadena Library’s annual holiday sale of gift-quality books will be cut in half through... More »

Third Party State-Appointed Hearing Officer Tackles Issues

When a massage establishment was found guilty of illegal activity, including prostitution more than a year ago, a system was in place where the City... More »

South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce to Host Old Fashioned Holiday Tree Lighting Thursday

Experience the excitement and fun of the season at the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce’s Old Fashioned Holiday Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 5. The... More »

South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Schedules Holiday Mixer at Credit Union

The South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and Priority One Credit Union will hold a holiday mixer on Tuesday, December 10, in South Pasadena. The mixer... More »

Council Members Adopt Fire Code with One Modification

South Pasadena City Council members on Wednesday approved the municipal code as it relates to fire prevention, carrying forward one key modification from last year.... More »

‘Linear Perspectives’ to Open at SoPas Gallery

Opening Wednesday, December 4, with a public reception for the artists on Friday, December 6 from 6 to 8pm, SoPas Gallery of the South Pasadena... More »

Recent Game Stars Round Out All Century Class Consideration

Montee Ball, Tank Carder and Terrelle Pryor have been nominated as finalists for the Rose Bowl Game All-Century Class as representatives from the 2010s. The... More »

Large Crowd Turns Out for Messiah in SoPas

Calvary Presbyterian Church hosted its 13th annual Messiah on Sunday in South Pasadena. George Frederick Handel was born in Halle, Germany, in 1685. Although he... More »

UCLA Wins Crosstown Showdown Over USC, 35-14

UCLA was victorious over USC for the first time since 1997 in the Los Angeles Coliseum and knocked off the Trojans for the second straight... More »

After Black Friday, Small Businesses in Spotlight

November 30 was Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Following Black Friday... More »

Mission Market Sunday at Calvary Church in City

The annual Mission Market of Calvary Presbyterian Church, 1050 Fremont in South Pasadena, will be held Sunday Dec. 1, following a single service at 10... More »

Celebrate the Holidays, Spirit of Giving at Woman’s Club

The spirit of charitable gift giving and holiday festivities will highlight the December 4 luncheon meeting of the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena. The public... More »

Latest Crime Summary for 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 »

South Pas Police Arrest Two Men for Stolen Property

South Pasadena Police arrested two individuals for receiving stolen property in South Pasadena early Tuesday morning. Brought into custody were Elvis Ayala, a 31-year-old man... More »

South Pas Resident Watches Theft in Progress

An alert neighbor recently notified South Pasadena Police of a theft in progress in the 2000 block of Milan Avenue. The neighbor reported that two... More »

A Packed Senior Center Enjoys Thanksgiving Luncheon

More than 250 people enjoyed turkey and all the trimmings as the South Pasadena Senior Center hosted its annual Thanksgiving Celebration on Wednesday afternoon. Along... More »

Theft Suspects Arrested in Auto Burglary Attempt

An alert South Pasadena police officer interrupted an auto burglary leading to a recent arrest of three men. The officer was on patrol in the... More »

Scout House Has to be Saved Again

I am following up on an article in the June 27, 1984 edition of the South Pasadena Review – yes, 1984. The article’s headline was... More »

Shop South Pas on Small Business Saturday

Small businesses in South Pasadena are expecting a big showing of shoppers on the third annual “Small Business Saturday,” a national event planned for November... More »

South Pas Chamber to Host Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 5

Experience the excitement and fun of the season at the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce’s Old Fashioned Holiday Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 5. The... More »

Numerous City Commission Vacancies Announced by South Pasadena Mayor

Mayor Richard D. Schneider, M.D., announced that vacancies are coming up on several City Commissions, with appointments scheduled to be made in January 2014 Openings... More »

South Pas Fire Department Respond to Series of Calls on Tuesday

South Pasadena Fire officials were taxed to the limit on Tuesday, seemingly going nonstop fielding a series of emergency situations in the city. They took... More »

Talk on Crime Prevention During Holidays Scheduled for Dec. 3

South Pasadena Police Officer Richard Lee will deliver a timely talk titled “Just in Time for the Holidays – Crime Prevention for Your Business” during... More »

‘Barry’ the SPPD K-9 Is too Cool for School

South Pasadena Police Department K9 “Barry” took time out to pose with preschoolers from Calvary Preschool on Tuesday. The Youngsters took a tour of the... More »

Graffiti Discovered Throughout South Pasadena High

School officials discovered graffiti throughout the South Pasadena High campus on Sunday. Calling it “pervasive in nature,” SPHS Principal Janet Anderson said it is all... More »

Holy Family Church Giving Bank Helps Underprivileged

Hundreds from South Pasadena and surrounding areas came to the Holy Family Church Giving Bank on Monday morning to receive a free frozen turkey and... More »

South Pasadena Mayor Reflects on JFK

During Wednesday’s City Council meeting, South Pasadena Mayor Dr. Richard Schneider acknowledged two key events, one taking place 50 years today and another that recently... More »

Holiday Tree Lighting 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 5. The... More »

Low Hanging Electrical Wires on Garfield Avenue

South Pasadena Fire Department officials were called to Garfield Avenue at Harrison Place in the city on Thursday afternoon after reports of low hanging electrical... More »

Power at Middle School Out Throughout the Night

A huge storm that caused massive accidents on the 210 and 5 freeways and brought wires and trees down in many parts of Southern California,... More »

City Earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to City of South Pasadena by the Government Finance Officers Association of the... More »

Issue Raised About Proliferation of Massage Businesses in South Pas

Lisa Boyd questions why the city needs another one, expressing concern after hearing rumors that the Blockbuster store, soon to go out of business on... More »

Councilman Urges Community to Signup for Tiger Run

City Councilman Michael Cacciotti is urging community members to signup for the upcoming Tiger Run on Saturday, December 7, which will be offering a new... More »

Annual Report of the Library Board of Trustees

The citizens of South Pasadena look to their city government to ensure the safety and security of persons and property, to create and maintain facilities... More »

Annual Report of the Public Works Commission

Editor’s Note: Steven Ray Garcia, chair of the Public Works Commission, gave the organization’s annual report at the Wednesday, November 20, City Council meeting. Here... More »

Ultimate Tournament of Roses Experience Winners Announced

South Pasadena Tournament of Roses officials, including Ted Shaw and Alan Vlacich, were on hand Wednesday night as Mayor Richard Schneider M.D., pulled out the... More »

Appreciation for Madalynne Wardlowe and Her Hard Work

South Pasadena Mayor Dr. Richard Schneider presented a certificate of appreciation to Madalynne Wardlowe for her more than five years of volunteer service on the... More »

Latest Crime Report for South Pasadena

November 13 – 19, 2013 (Hundred block given in place of exact address) The Weekly Crime Summary is a list of reported auto thefts, burglaries,... More »

Mayor Schneider Announces City Commission Vacancies

Mayor Richard D. Schneider, M.D., announced that vacancies are coming up on several City Commissions, with appointments scheduled to be made in January 2014 by... More »

State of the City Delivered December 4

During the South Pasadena City Council meeting of December 4, the General Municipal Election of November 5, 2013, will be certified, and farewells will be... More »

Mission Street Yoga Offers Class for Charity Sunday

Every Sunday, Mission Street Yoga will offer a donation-based Yoga class (level 1/2) from 4-5:15 p.m. Minimum Donation is $5 and 100% of the proceeds... More »

SPEF Donors Thanked with Signs Around South Pas

South Pasadena Educational Foundation (SPEF) signs adorn South Pasadena neighborhoods with demonstration of residential support for South Pasadena Schools.SPEF is a non-profit community organization that... More »

South Pasadena Public Library Set to Host Holiday Book Sale This Weekend

Members’ Preview Night on Friday, Nov. 22 will kick off the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library’s annual holiday sale of gift-quality books from... More »

Variety of Events Available Daily at the South Pasadena Senior Center

A thorough review of Metrolink will be given at the South Pasadena Senior Center by the corporate sales manager of the company on Friday, November... More »

Pedestrian Hit by Truck on Monday

South Pasadena Police and Fire Department officials responded to accident Monday morning at 10:15 a.m. involving a pedestrian and truck in the 1100 block of... More »

Tickets to Jan. 1 Rose Parade Now on Sale

Tickets are now on sale for reserved grandstand seats for the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1, 2014, available through Sharp Seating. Sharp... More »

Tournament of Roses Accepting Grant Applications

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2014 grant assistance program. Eligible applicants are organizations with 501(c)(3) status that are... More »

SPEF Thanks Major Donors at Party in City

South Pasadena Educational Foundation (SPEf) invited major donors to a special reception Friday night at Burke Triolo Studio in South Pasadena. Participants enjoyed cocktails and... More »

Vehicle Versus Pedestrian on Mission Street

A vehicle hit a pedestrian in the crosswalk at Mound Avenue and Mission Street in South Pasadena on Friday night, bringing paramedics and police department... More »

Trader Joe’s Food Stores Recall Two Salads in California

Trader Joe’s has recalled two of its salads, store officials saying they could be linked to E. coli, a serious food-borne illness if, if they... More »

Local Resident Helping Launch New Record

A year after their first record together (“Finally…” by Reed-Ritchotte), South Pasadena resident Randy Troast got together with his fellow musicians and engineers, to begin... More »

South Pas Fire Dept. Responds to Smoke Inside an Apartment

After reports of smoke coming from an apartment Friday morning, South Pasadena Fire Department officials found a pan on a stove inside the residence at... More »

Police Warn of Mail Theft in South Pasadena

Crime Prevention Officer Richard Lee says the South Pasadena Police Department continues to see a rise in mail theft. “Many residents did not even know... More »

Many Movies Shot at South Pasadena Homes

With its tree-lined streets and beautifully restored Craftsman-style homes, South Pasadena continues to be a favorite location to film movies and take photographs for magazine... More »

South Pas Relay For Life Hosts Mixer Near Farmers’ Market

Eleven8, 1030 Mission Street in South Pasadena, will host a fundraising mixer on Nov. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. in conjunction with the American... More »

Auto Burglaries on the Rise in South Pasadena

In less than a week, the South Pasadena Police Department reported six auto burglaries in the city. SPPD Crime Prevention Officer Richard Lee says reports... More »

Commuter Thoroughfare Bordering SoPas Closed

Area motorists traversing the San Rafael Bridge at the City of South Pasadena’s western boundary, should be aware that due to construction the busy commuter... More »

Cultural Heritage Commission Annual Report

During a recent South Pasadena City Council meeting, Robert Conte, chair of the Cultural Heritage Commission, provided audience members and those watching from home on... More »

Latest Crime Report 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 »

S.P. Fire Department Gets Assistance from San Gabriel

South Pasadena City Council members held a study session this week to address potential resource sharing with the City of San Gabriel and, perhaps, down... More »

Council Delays Decision on Fate of Garage on Fletcher

South Pasadena City Council members were asked last week whether or not a garage, considered to have some historic significance, should be demolished and replaced... More »

South Pas Police Cadet Honored

During last week’s City Council meeting, South Pasadena Police Chief Art Miller, right, recognized Jorge Gomez, a cadet with the department, for his outstanding efforts... More »

Fleetwood Mac Photographer Remembered

Herbert W. Worthington III, iconic Fleetwood Mac photographer who made his home in South Pasadena, has passed away. Mike Neff, a sergeant with the South... More »

Theft Suspects Arrested by South Pasadena Police

An alert South Pasadena police officer interrupted an auto burglary early Wednesday morning. The officer was on patrol in the 1200 block of Huntington Drive... More »

Major Work Underway on Mission Street

Major repaving of Mission Street is underway this week between Fair Oaks Avenue going east to Marengo Avenue in South Pasadena. It’s one of the... More »

Boy Scouts Lead Pledge of Allegiance

Members of South Pasadena Boy Scout Troop 333 led the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the November  6 City Council meeting at City... More »

Talented Pianists Perform at Monterey Hills Elementary School

An appreciative  came out to Monterey Hills Elementary School last Thursday night as students performed on the piano for parents and friends during a recital... More »

Council Winners Talk About Issues

Pounding the pavement, wearing out shoes, maybe even breaking a sweat, Michael Cacciotti went the extra mile – literally – in his bid for reelection... More »

John Muir Reenactment

A one-man play entitled “The Spirit of John Muir” featuring famed John Muir interpreter Lee Stetson was presented in the South Pasadena Public Library Community... More »

South Pasadena Library Hosts Holiday Sale

Members’ Preview Night on Friday, Nov. 22 will kick off the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library’s annual holiday sale of gift-quality books from... More »

Cacciotti and Mahmud Talk About Winning Council Seats

Pounding the surface, wearing out shoes, maybe even breaking a sweat, Michael Cacciotti went the extra mile – literally – in his bid for reelection... More »

John Muir Comes to Life at South Pas Library

A one-man play entitled “The Spirit of John Muir” featuring famed John Muir interpreter Lee Stetson was presented in the South Pasadena Public Library Community... More »

Residents Lineup for Mulch Giveaway in City

Mulch and compost were up for grabs Saturday as many in the community took advantage of the free giveaway in the parking lot at the... More »

Messiah Rehearsals Underway at Calvary Church

Rehearsals for the 13th annual community presentation of Handel’s oratorio “The Messiah,” presented at Calvary Presbyterian Church in South Pasadena on December 1, are continuing... More »

Police Respond to Home Invasion Robbery in City

On Friday at approximately 6:10 p.m., a South Pasadena resident living in the 1500 block of Camino Lindo, arrived home and interrupted two burglars who... More »

Unfazed by Michael Myers at SP Library

Carrie Adrian, the Chair of the City’s Finance Committee is unfazed by Michael Myers at the Library’s recent screening of “Halloween.” Beside Carrie are, from... More »

Author Night Features Poetry of Nikki Giovanni

The poetry of Nikki Giovanni, who made an author night appearance this week at the South Pasadena Library, has spurred movements and inspired songs, turned... More »

South Pas Library Offers Access to Practice Tests

Learning Express Library, an online exam learning system, is available through the South Pasadena Public Library website: www.southpasadenaca.gov/library. This database provides free, online, interactive practice... More »

Free Flu Shots at SP Farmers’ Market

South Pasadena resident Kathy Eastwood, a nurse with Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, was busy Thursday afternoon providing free seasonal influenza vaccinations at the South... More »

Fire Department Gets Assistance from San Gabriel

South Pasadena City Council members held a study session this week to address potential resource sharing with the City of San Gabriel and, perhaps, down... More »

Members of the City Take a Hike

South Pasadena City Manager Sergio Gonzalez, city officials and members of the South Pasadena Police Department recently participated in a special hike to the iconic... More »

Two Winter Programs Slated at South Pas Public Library

South Pasadena Public Library invites families to two free December programs, including an Elizabethan Music and Dance and Shakespeare event and a Lego Mania morning.... More »

‘A Perfect Likeness’ Opens at Fremont Centre Theatre

“A Perfect Likeness,” opening Friday at the Fremont Centre in South Pasadena, is a sparkling new comedy in which “Alice in Wonderland” author Lewis Carroll... More »

Blockbuster Store in South Pas Closing

Blockbuster, a once highly profitable video rental chain now owned by Dish Network, will close its roughly 300 remaining retail stores in the United States,... More »

SPHS Teachers Decked Out in Jeans on Campus

As Veterans Day approaches, South Pasadena High School teachers and staff wore jeans on Wednesday in support of the Jeans for Troops program. Teachers and... More »

Actor Ted Danson in South Pas Shooting TV Episode

Christmas, featuring an abundance of real snow, came early as an episode of CSI was shot in the 1200 block of Milan Avenue earlier this... More »

South Pasadena Man a Hero of World War I

Lt. Warde Fowler, a genuine hero of World War I and a son of South Pasadena, is remembered vividly this Veteran’s Day through letters and... More »

City Council Member Consider Public Hearing for Water Hikes

City Council members tonight will consider setting a public hearing date of January 15, 2014, to consider proposed water rates and approve the publication of... More »

Cacciotti and Mahmud Win City Council Race

Incumbent Michael Cacciotti and challenger Diana Mahmud won two seats on the South Pasadena City Council in Tuesday’s municipal election. After trailing early, Mahmud surpassed... More »

Winter Holiday Programs at SP Library

 The South Pasadena Public Library invites families to two free December programs, including an Elizabethan Music and Dance and Shakespeare event and a Lego Mania... More »

Bicycle and Vehicle Collide Near Mission and Orange Grove

A cyclist was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital on Sunday morning after his bicycle collided with a vehicle just before 8 a.m. near the corner... More »

Veteran’s Day Observed at South Pas Women’s Club

The lives and contributions of women who have served the  nation’s military efforts from the country’s founding in 1776 through current conflicts will be presented... More »

Women’s Club Members Visit South Pasadena Nature Park

Members of the Women’s Club enjoyed the flora and fauna of the city’s Nature Park, officially The Arroyo Seco South Pasadena Woodland and Wildlife Park, and... More »

Mobile Training Unit Makes Debut in South Pas

South Pasadena Chamber Past Chair Odom Stamps, left, Councilmember Michael Cacciotti, Chamber Member Dollie Chapman, Councilmember Bob Joe, Mayor Pro Tem Marina Khubesrian, Councilmember Philip... More »

Free Mulch and Compost Giveaway Event

  The City of South Pasadena will be hosting a free mulch and compost giveaway event on Saturday, November 9th from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30... More »

Many Turn Out for Halloween Luncheon

There were no tricks, simply treats in the form of lunch and entertainment for those taking part in the annual Halloween luncheon Thursday at the... More »

Latest Crime Summary for South Pasadena 10/30/13

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 »

‘The Spirit of John Muir’ Featuring Lee Stetson Coming to South Pas Library

A one-man play entitled “The Spirit of John Muir” and featuring famed Muir interpreter Lee Stetson will be presented in the South Pasadena Public Library... More »

Countdown to Election Nov. 5

Two positions are open on the  South Pasadena City Council as four residents pursue the coveted seats, including incumbents Michael Cacciotti and Philip Putnam and... More »

Five Candidates, Three Seats in Bid for Board of Education

Three positions are open on the South Pasadena Board of Education with five candidates in the race including incumbents Michele Kipke and Elisabeth Eilers and... More »

City Council Candidate Forums on Video

  The two City Council Candidate Forums held at the City Council Chambers on October 3, 2013, and October 8, 2013, are available on video... More »

Vote by Mail Request Period Ending

For the Nov. 5 Local and Municipal Consolidated Election The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean C. Logan reminds L.A. County voters to request a... More »

Two Cars in Collision on Meridian Avenue

A two car collision injured one driver and  severely damaged the two vehicles involved in the Sunday incident. The accident closed the busy Meridian thoroughfare... More »

Man Hit by Metro Train at Monterey Rd. and Pasadena Avenue

An L.A. County Sheriffs’ Department official said a Metro Gold Line train, heading toward the South Pasadena Station, hit a pedestrian on the tracks Sunday... More »

Kids Enjoy Spooky Fun at Orange Grove Park

  It was spooky fun as the the City of South Pasadena held its annual Halloween Spooktacular event on Friday at Orange Grove Park. Families... More »

Man Loses Control of Motorcycle on Fremont Ave.

  A motorcycle was traveling southbound on Fremont Avenue on Friday morning when the driver lost control of it after vehicles in front of him... More »

Neighborhood Watch Community Day on Saturday

Saturday is the Neighborhood Watch Community Day from 9-4 p.m. in South Pasadena. Help encourage your neighbors to participate in the number one crime fighting... More »

The Latest Crime Update 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... More »

South Pasadena City Council Puts Water Rate Hearing on Hold

Following a lengthy discussion, South Pasadena City Council members postponed setting a public hearing on Wednesday to consider an adjustment to water rates in the... More »

New Patio Furniture Donated to Library

Community members came out to a reception on Sunday to celebrate the installation of new patio furniture outside the South Pasadena Library donated by the... More »

Participate in Great California ShakeOut

There wasn’t a whole lot of shakin’ going on, but students in the South Pasadena Unified School District made it look that way after participating... More »

John Carpenter Honored by Council

John Carpenter’s “Halloween” (1978), one of the most successful independent films ever made, will be screened in the Library Community Room on Thursday, October 31... More »

Bill Expedites the Sale of State-Owned Houses

The City of South Pasadena held a press conference on Tuesday afternoon  to recognize the successful passage of Senate Bill (SB) 416 earlier this month. SB... More »

SPPD Hosted Run Honoring Officer Sandoval

  The South Pasadena Police Department held a run through the City of South Pasadena on Monday morning in honor of Officer Kevin Sandoval, who... More »

City Council Puts Water Rate Hearing on Hold

Following a lengthy discussion, South Pasadena City Council members postponed setting a public hearing on Wednesday to consider an adjustment to water rates in the... More »

South Pas Represented at L.A. Stair Climb

Family and friends of employees of South Pasadena City Hall and the Police Department  joined thousands of athletes recently for Ketchum-Downtown YMCA Stair Climb. The... More »

‘Neighborhood Watch Community Awareness Day

  On Saturday, October 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the South Pasadena Police Department and the South Pasadena Public Safety Commission will be... More »

Free Flu Shots at South Pas Senior Center

With the flu season approaching, the South Pasadena Senior Center provided free vaccinations on Wednesday. Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness that can lead to... More »

Ian Ruskin Portrays Founding Father

The eloquence and passion of Founding Father Thomas Paine was be on full display Thursday night with Ian Ruskin’s vivid portrayal in the South Pasadena... More »

New Patio Furniture Donated to Library

On behalf of South Pasadena Beautiful, the public invited to attend a reception on Sunday, October 20, at 3 p.m., to celebrate the installation of... More »

Weekly Crime Blotter for South Pasadena Through 10/15/13

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

October 31 Declared John Carpenter Night

  South Pasadena Mayor Dr. Richard Schnieder on Wednesday night Declared October 31, as “John Carpenter Night” in the City of South Pasadena. Carpenter’s original... More »

Two Candidate Forums Available on Video at City of South Pas Website

The two City Council Candidate Forums held at the City Council Chambers on October 3 and October 8 are available on video on the City’s... More »

City of South Pasadena Seeks Resident to Join Senior Citizens’ Commission

Residents are invited to apply to fill an upcoming vacancy on the City of South Pasadena (City) Senior Citizens’ Commission. The five-member Commission acts in... More »

City Hopeful of Phasing in Projects to Ease Congestion

Three projects are completed, and the City of South Pasadena hopes to acquire the funding to finish off the fourth. Fifteen years ago, former local... More »

Council Considers Water Rate Hearing Tonight

South Pasadena City Council members will be considering tonight whether or not to set a public hearing to consider an adjustment to water rates in... More »

Accident Ties Up Traffic on Mission St.

An elderly woman was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena Monday morning after the Honda she was driving collided with a late model BMW... More »

City of SoPas Seeking Senior Commissioner

   Residents are invited to apply to fill an upcoming vacancy on the City of South Pasadena (City) Senior Citizens’ Commission. The five-member Commission acts... More »

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Opens

Most people are familiar with the names of billionaire Warren Buffet and his investment company, Berkshire Hathaway. Now, that name is about to be seen... More »

Nature Park Clean Up October 19

The Friends of the Nature Park will meet on Saturday, October 19, from 9 a.m. to noon pull weeds and pick up litter. The event is open... More »

Changes in Transportation Manager Position

    South Pasadena City Council members have approved the city manager’s recommendation to change the title and scope of work for the role of... More »

Crime Blotter for South Pasadena 10/2 – 10/8

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

Council Candidates Tackle Issues at Forum

Incumbents were asked why they hope to win their seats back while challengers talked about the reasons they are running during a City Council candidates... More »

SPFD Donates Dress Uniforms

South Pasadena Fire Department officials recently donated about 15 surplus Class A dress uniforms to the Bereavement Uniform Program. This program is a collaborative effort... More »

School Board Forum Slated Tonight

A Board of Education Forum will be held on Wednesday, October 9, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters Pasadena Area and the South Pasadena... More »

Fire Officials Put Out Car Fire at Carrows

Alhambra Fire Department officials were called in to put out a car fire just after 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Carrows restaurant parking lot... More »

SPEF Prepared to Launch Its Annual Fall Fund Drive

In homes across South Pasadena phones will be ringing next week as the South Pasadena Educational Foundation kicks off its annual Fall Fund Drive. Beginning... More »

3rd Water Wise Landscaping Workshop at SoPas City Hall

Did you know that approximately two-thirds of a typical household’s water is used to irrigate the landscape? Backyard Composting is the final the three water... More »

City Council Seeks Input on Changing 710 Resolution

While the City Council unanimously agreed it needs updating, more input will come from various groups on the direction the city’s goes regarding a city... More »

South Pas Police Make Hot Prowl Arrest

South Pasadena police report that a  hot prowl burglary took place on October 4 in the 400 block of Monterey Road at approximately 10:20 a.m.... More »

Holden’s Innovative Business Bills Signed

  Governor Brown on Friday signed two innovative business bills authored by Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) and designed to boost California’s economy. AB 201 makes... More »

Candidates Express Views at City Council Forum

In the first in a series of forums, South Pasadena City Council candidates addressed a wide variety of issues Thursday night at City Hall. Fielding... More »

Crime Blotter for South Pasadena (9/25/13-10/1/13)

    September 25 – October 1, 2013 (Hundred block given in place of exact address) The Weekly Crime Summary is a list of reported... More »

Caltrans House Bill Signed by Governor

  Governor Brown has signed a historic measure designed to clear the way for the sale of state-owned real estate along the 710 freeway corridor... More »

Founding Father Thomas Paine Comes to Life at SoPas Library

The eloquence and passion of Founding Father Thomas Paine will be on full display with Ian Ruskin’s vivid portrayal on October 17 in the South... More »

First in a Series of Candidate Forums Scheduled Thursday

The Pasadena League of Women Voters and WISPPA (Women Involved in South Pasadena Political Action) are co-sponsoring a City Council Candidate’s Forum on Thursday,  October... More »

Fourteenth Massage Business Sets Up Shop in South Pasadena

Out of the Closet thrift store has gone out of town and, according to South Pasadena City Manager Sergio Gonzalez, will soon be replaced by... More »

South Pasadena Teachers Endorse Candidates

Julie Guilioni has been a strong supporter of public education for years.  Mrs. Guilioni has been highly involved with both the PTA and SPEF and... More »

South Pasadena Public Library Children’s Fall Programming

  The South Pasadena Public Library congratulates the 2,650 children and teens who participated in the Summer Reading Program.  In just seven weeks, they read... More »

Council to Answer Request from MTA Board Chair

South Pasadena City Council members will be asked on Wednesday night to provide input and approve the submittal of a letter providing input on regional... More »

Founding Father Thomas Paine

The eloquence and passion of Founding Father Thomas Paine will be on full display with Ian Ruskin’s vivid portrayal in the Community Room on October... More »

Four Local Authors Tell All in SoPas

An author program, “Book Group Insider: Four Authors Tell All,” was presented on Wednesday, September 25 at in the South Pasadena Library Community Room. The... More »

Changes in Transportation Manager Position Considered

City Council members will consider a recommendation from the City Manager Sergio Gonzalez to make a change in the transportation manager position at City Hall.... More »

Emergency Keeps Stephanie Powers from attending ‘Sunset Blvd.’ Screening

Actress Stephanie Powers, scheduled to make an appearance Thursday night at the South Pasadena Library Community Room for the screening of “Sunset Blvd.,” was unable... More »

City Of South Pasadena AGENDA

AGENDA South Pasadena City Council/Redevelopment Successor Agency / Public Financing Authority Amedee O. “Dick” Richards, Jr., Council Chambers, 1424 Mission Street Wednesday, October 2,2013 7:30... More »

South Pas Senior Center Hosts Free Flu Shots

The South Pasadena Senior Center will present a program on Friday, October at 10:30 a.m. on a subject many people do not like to consider:  planning... More »

Assemblyman Chris Holden Gives Address to Council

Assemblymember Chris Holden will present his “State of the State” address to the South Pasadena City Council on Wednesday, October 16 at 7:30 pm. Holden,... More »

American Society of Interior Designers Hosts Home Tour

A group of local interior designers from the Pasadena Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is gearing up for the 27th annual... More »

Grassroots Natural Market & Kitchen Hosts 35th Birthday

In honor of their “35th Anniversary Party & Health Faire,” I sat down with Marla and Meir Puni of South Pasadena’s Grassroots Natural Market &... More »

76 Cited for Not Yielding to Pedestrians

Robert Bartl looked the part of a pedestrian, dressed in a t-shirt and shorts, while making his way across the street in the crosswalk Tuesday... More »

Crime Blotter for South Pas Sept. 18-24

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

Older Residents Learn and Play at SoPas Senior Center

South Pasadena is fortunate to have a very active Senior Center operated under the auspices of its Community Services Department for the benefit of its... More »

South Pasadena Weekly Crime Summary (9/10/13 – 9/17/13)

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 »

Police say Catalytic Converters Targeted by Thieves

A rise in thefts of auto parts has drawn concern from South Pasadena Police Department officials, noting an increase in stolen catalytic converters. In addition,... More »

City Council Approves Water Rate Increases

Residents might be a little uneasy opening their water bills in the future as South Pasadena City Council members have approved an 11 percent increase... More »

Older Residents Learn and Play At South Pasadena Senior Center

South Pasadena is fortunate to have a very active Senior Center operated under the auspices of its Community Services Department for the benefit of its... More »

Meet the South Pas City Council Candidates

City Council candidates in the upcoming municipal election will face off in a public forum next month. The event will take place Tuesday, October 8,... More »

Council Scheduled to Meet with Antonovich at City Golf Course

The South Pasadena City Council will host Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich for a breakfast meeting on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at the... More »

Two Organizations Scheduled to Host Candidates Forum

The South Pasadena Chinese-American Club (SPCC) and the League of Women Voters Pasadena Area are hosting a South Pasadena Unified School District Candidate Forum on... More »

Exhibit of Original Bob Peak Artwork on Display at Library

The following is an interview with Thomas Peak, who will make an author night appearance Thursday, September 19, at the South Pasadena Library Community Room.... More »

Mound Street Closed for Repaving Project

Major construction is underway on Mound Avenue between Mission and Hope streets as work crews prepare to resurface the roadway. Curb, gutter, sidewalk and driveway... More »

Two Car Accident on Mission Street

South Pasadena Police Department officials responded to a two-car accident Tuesday afternoon at Stratford Avenue and Mission Street in the city. SPPD Officer Jeff Holland... More »

Eight Ginkgo Trees Snapped Off on Mission Street

An investigation continues by the South Pasadena Police after eight Ginkgo trees were snapped off last weekend. Residents began informing the South Pasadena Review on... More »

Schneider Expresses Views on 710

South Pasadena Mayor Dr. Richard Schneider made the following statement during the September 3 City Council meeting in Monrovia. Council members were asked to take... More »

2013 South Pasadena Police and Fire Open House

10:00         AM         Opening Ceremonies, LA County Fire Dept. fly over 10:10 AM         First Helicopter Landing (LA County Fire Dept., departs 11:30 AM) 11:00 AM         K-9... More »

Work Crew Called in to Cut Down Towering leaning Tree

A work crew cut down a towering leaning palm tree on Monday afternoon that South Pasadena city officials feared may snap and fall to the... More »

Police Look for Suspect in Local Burglary

South Pasadena Police Department officials are looking for a man who allegedly ransacked a home on September 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in... More »

Superintendent Joel Shapiro Stepping Down

After more than 41 years as a educator, including 26 years as a school and district administrator, South Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent Joel Shapiro... More »

Many Services and Activities at Senior Center

The South Pasadena Senior Center offers a free movie every Friday at 1 p.m. chosen by a committee of volunteers who try to maintain a... More »

Alert Resident Gets Smoking Car Out of Garage

It could have been much worse if it weren’t for the quick thinking Richard McCann. McCann started his car like he typically does every morning... More »

Vehicle and Bicyclist Collide on Mission Street.

A late model Mercedes and a bicyclist collided near Mission Street and Mound Avenue in South Pasadena on Wednesday night. Just before 7 p.m., the... More »

Downtown Agreement Asked for Extension

South Pasadena City Council members will decide Wednesday night whether it will extend an exclusive negotiating agreement with the Genton Property Group to construct the... More »

Fiat 500 Flips Over on Grand Avenue in City

A car flipped over in the 600 block of Grand Avenue on Tuesday night, but fire department officials say the woman driver suffered only minor... More »

Stage and Screen Actress Says ‘A Lot of Women Have a Lot to Give’

Golden Age stage and screen actress Marjorie Lord was at South Pasadena Library last week to discuss her memoir  ”A Dance and a Hug.”  The... More »

21 Motorists Cited for Not Stopping for Pedestrians

Distracted, in a hurry and not paying attention are key reasons why motorists don’t stop for pedestrians as they navigate their way across the street... More »

South Pas Police Investigate Alleged Child Abuse Case

  On Monday, August 26, at about 8 p.m., South Pasadena Police officers were dispatched to the local library for an alleged child abuse investigation.... More »

Horsin’ Around on a Friday Morning

South Pasadena is known for its horse stables in Arroyo Park, but seldom do owners take them into the middle of town. On Friday, from... More »

Neighborhood Gets Together to Confront Crime in Area

A burglary involving a ransacked home on Grand Avenue in the city, followed by an attempted break-in nearby a day later raised a red flag... More »

Alan Reynolds Makes Second Attempt

Alan Reynolds, born and raised in South Pasadena, is one of three other candidates for this year’s City Council election. This will be Reynolds’ second... More »

South Pasadena Schools Off to a ‘Solid Start’

It’s a new school year and, according to Superintendent Joel Shapiro, the five campuses in the South Pasadena Unified School District are off to a... More »

‘Children’s Hour’ Artwork Installed

Over a three day period last week, McKelvey Construction installed Merrell Gage’s newly-restored artwork, “The Children’s Hour,” above the South Pasadena Public Library’s brick patio... More »

Committee Studies Downtown Revitalization Project

Preliminary renditions of South Pasadena’s Downtown Revitalization Project were unveiled Wednesday night as an ad hoc committee continued efforts to see a new mixed-use development... More »

Crime Bulletin

Commercial Burglary On 8-22-13, at about 1:50 AM, suspects smash the rear door to gain entry into South Pasadena Eye Care (1100) block of Fair... More »

Fire in Radhika Restaurant

Fire Department officials were quick to respond to grease fire in Radhika, a modern Indian restaurant in South Pasadena. The local fire department was notified... More »

FREE Water Wise Landscaping Workshops

Fall is the perfect time to start preparing your landscape for changes and upgrades.  If you are thinking about removing your lawn and putting in... More »

Household Hazardous Waste & E-Waste Disposal Event

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 »

Neighborhood Gets Together to Confront Crime

A burglary involving a ransacked home on Grand Avenue followed by an attempted break-in nearby a day later raised a red flag for a South... More »

South Pasadena’s Crime Report

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 »

Dennis Woods No Longer City Transportation Manager

South Pasadena Transportation Manager Dennis Woods is no longer with the City of South Pasadena. Since it is a personnel issue, City Manager Sergio Gonzalez... More »

Learn about South Pasadena’s Nature Park

Mission: Friends of the Nature Park was founded in 2006 to nurture the newly created habitat park, the South Pasadena – Arroyo Seco Woodland and Wildlife... More »

South Pasadena Library – Author Night

Marjorie Lord, the redheaded actress who became a household name for her role as Kathy “Clancy” Williams on the “Make Room for Daddy” television series,... More »

Putnam Seeks Reelection in City Council Race

Philip Putnam, who is seeking a third term on the City Council, calls South Pasadena “my home” after living in the city for more than... More »

Work on Sewer Line at Mound and Mission in City

Workers were busy working on a sewer line Monday, going about 20 feet deep with the use of a backhoe loader to pull out mounds... More »

Variety of Free Events at South Pas Senior Center

The free movie at the South Pasadena Senior Center on Friday, August 23, at 1 p.m. is “Till The Clouds Roll By,” which recounts the... More »

Council Likes Bottom Line

It’s a model that seems to be working, according to South Pasadena City Manager Sergio Gonzalez, who continues to be enthused with how the Arroyo... More »

Officer Involved in Shooting in South Pasadena Sunday

Authorities continued an investigation Sunday morning after reports that an off-duty Cal State University police officer was involved in the fatal shooting of a man... More »

SOUTH PASADENA LIBRARY AUTHOR NIGHT WITH

Marjorie Lord, the redheaded actress who became a household name for her role as Kathy “Clancy” Williams on the “Make Room for Daddy” television series,... More »

Audience Plays Part in ‘Auto Parts’

WHAT: “Auto Parts.” A theatrical entertainment. WHO: Written and directed by Steve Stajich. Produced by California Performing Arts Centre and PT Projects. WHERE: Fremont Centre... More »

Committee Passes Holden Military Bill

Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation to give service members a tax break when they are transferred to California was approved today by the Senate Governance &... More »

City of South Pasadena

SourceURL:file://localhost/Volumes/Server_Files/ReviewIssue08-21-13/Movies.docx DATE                GENRE               TITLE                        LOCATION/STAR 8/13-16            Short Film      “Hollywood Shorts”       600 block of El Centro 8/14-16           Student Film    “Miss Mustard Glade”  1000 block of Fremont 8/14                ... More »

The California Highway

The California Highway Patrol Commercial Enforcement Unit conducted a Commercial Enforcement Operation in the 1700 block of Fair Oaks Avenue Wednesday between 7 a.m. and... More »

Weekly Crime Summary

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 »

Commercial Traffic Enforcement in City

South Pasadena Police Department officials  continue to emphasize commercial vehicle enforcement. Commercial Enforcement focuses primarily on commercial vehicles ensuring that they are in compliance to... More »

Where Does Your Grease Go

If cooking fats, oils and grease are washed down the drain, they can stick to the insides of the pipes and lead to sewage back-ups... More »

South Pasadena Library a Busy Place

Earlier this year, the California State Library released its California Library Statistics 2012, the latest of its annual reports on library statistical performance measures, covering... More »

City Council Look to Adopt Ordinance for Food Trucks

City Council members will consider adopting an ordinance tonight that would put the City of South Pasadena in compliance with state law regarding restrictions as... More »

City Council Explores Idea of New Community Center

It has long been bandied about, but the idea of creating a new centrally located community center in the city might come to fruition someday... More »

Vecinos de South Pasadena Raise Funds for Local Students

Members and guests of Vecinos de South Pasadena celebrated Disco 70’s Dinner and Dance Fundraising party this past Saturday to raise money for scholarships for... More »

Philip Putnam Seeking Third Term on Council

  Philip Putnam, who is seeking a third term on the City Council, calls South Pasadena “my home” after living in the city for more... More »

New Neighborhood Watch Handbook Available

A new Neighborhood Watch Handbook is now available to community members. “Whether you are current member of a Neighborhood Watch Group or thinking of starting... More »

Check Fraud Continues to be Problem in City

Check fraud continues to be a growing problem and, according to Detective Richard Lee of the South Pasadena Police Department, banking institutions lose millions of... More »

Police Give Talk on how to Reduce Check Fraud in City

It’s common knowledge that thousands of people are victims of fraud, and one of the most prevalent involves checks, according to Mike Palmieri, a detective... More »

City’s Tree Dedication Program Remembers Your Loved Ones

Looking for a gift that keeps on giving – giving to the recipient, the community and the environment? Individuals can participate in the city’s Tree... More »

Deadline Nears for Candidates to File for Election

The deadline for candidates filing for City Council, Board of Education, City Treasurer, or City Clerk for the November 5 election is August 9. Two... More »

Get Rid of Your Household Hazardous Waste Sept. 7

Los Angeles County is hosting its free Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) drop-off event in South Pasadena on Saturday, September 7, from 9 a.m. to 3... More »

Crime Author Steve Hodel Coming to SoPas Library

Steve Hodel, author of the 2012 blockbuster “Black Dahlia Avenger II,” will return for an encore Author Night appearance at the South Pasadena Public Library... More »

Twenty-Five Cent Book Sale Scheduled at SoPas Library

The Friends Bookstore will hold its annual 2-day 25¢ sale of hardcover and paperback books September 21-22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday... More »

Informative Events Slated at South Pas Senior Center

South Pasadena Police Detective Palmieri will share his expertise on how to reduce the risk of check and identity fraud at the South Pasadena Senior... More »

Fire Department Puts Out Palm Tree Fire

South Pasadena Fire Department officials put out a blaze involving a palm tree at the corner of  Maple Street and La France Avenue on Thursday... More »

Officials Investigate Post Office Burglary

South Pasadena Police officials say a case involving a burglary in which mail was reported stolen at the local post office has now been turned... More »

Use of Metro Featured at South Pas Senior Center

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has a program detailing the best way to use its system, Metro, which will be given at the... More »

Gold Line Wasn’t Always Smooth Sailing in City

It wasn’t exactly smooth sailing, admits South Pasadena City Councilman Michael Cacciotti, when the Gold Line first opened 10 years ago. Progress doesn’t come without... More »

Many Celebrate Metro Gold Line’s 10th Anniversary

More than 100 elected officials, project stakeholders and members of the community gathered at the Metro Gold Line Del Mar Station Friday to celebrate the... More »

Gold Line Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

It wasn’t exactly smooth sailing, admits South Pasadena City Councilman Michael Cacciotti, when the Gold Line first opened 10 years ago. Progress doesn’t come without... More »

Khubesrian Pushes Position of City to Oppose 710 Tunnel

South Pasadena Mayor Pro Tem Marina Khubesrian made an appearance on 89.3 KPCC AirTalk radio with Larry Mantle, alongside Alhambra Mayor Steven Placido, and the... More »

Services for Elder Adults at South Pas Senior Cente

The South Pasadena Police Department is holding workshops at the South Pasadena Senior Center to make older adults aware of those who prey on them... More »

Community Remembers Owner of Laughlin Plumbing in City

Owner and president of South Pasadena’s Laughlin Plumbing, Jim Collins, recently (April 13) died of a heart attack while doing one of his favorite activities... More »

City Set to Handle Parking Enforcement Using Own Staff

South Pasadena city council members approved a recommendation by city staff to terminate a daytime parking enforcement contract with Inter-Con Security Systems. City Manager Sergio... More »

Meet ‘Shady,’ the New Canine at South Pasadena Police Dept.

South Pasadena Police Chief Art Miller welcomed the newest member of the South Pasadena Police Department’s tactical team on Monday. Helping to fight crime is... More »

Officials Investigate Post Office Burglary

South Pasadena Police officials say a case involving a burglary in which mail was reported stolen at the local post office has now been turned... More »

Crime Summary in South Pasadena 7/20/13

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

Police Report Burglary at South Pasadena Post Office

Mail was reported stolen as part of a burglary last Saturday night at the South Pasadena post office in the 1000 block of Fremont Avenue.... More »

Resident Appointed to L.A. County Superior Court

Governor Brown recently appointed South Pasadena resident Rupa S. Goswami to the Los Angeles County Superior Court. An immigrant from India, Rupa grew up in... More »

Support our Fallen Heroes –Fill the Boot

The Fork Foundation, in cooperation with the Pasadena Firefighters Local 809, will be collecting donations for the families of the Prescott, Arizona hotshot fire team who... More »

Assemblyman Representing South Pas Urges Florida Boycott

Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) – with the backing of the California Legislative Black Caucus – said he would introduce a resolution calling for a repeal... More »

Services for Elder Adults

The South Pasadena Police Department is holding workshops at the South Pasadena Senior Center to make older adults aware of those who prey on them... More »

Metro Schedules Key Transportation Meetings

Metro is in a position to address traffic relief and make transportation upgrades throughout Los Angeles County. For decades, the road and highway system that... More »

Amazing Resources for Small Businesses

Congresswoman Judy Chu brought together some amazing resources for small business in her “Small Business 101” workshop in South Pasadena on Friday, July 12. Many... More »

Masons Celebrate City’s 125th Birthday

Happy Birthday, South Pasadena Masons! The South Pasadena Masons celebrated 125 years of existence Saturday evening at the Masonic Lodge 290, in the heart of... More »

Council Asked to Co-Sponsor Moon Festival Set for October

South Pasadena City Council members will be asked tonight to approve serving as a major co-sponsor of the annual Moon Festival on October 5, in... More »

Cleanup Day Slated July 27 at South Pas Nature Park

The Friends of the South Pasadena Nature Park has been formed to provide litter clean-up and weed abatement in the city’s Arroyo Seco Woodland and... More »

Two Council Seats Open

Editor’s Note: Four candidates to date – more may be on the way – are seeking two seats on the City Council November 5 election.... More »

Ordinance Asks Council to Comply on Homeless Shelters

South Pasadena City Council members tonight will consider introducing an ordinance to comply with state law regarding homeless emergency shelters. Senate Bill 2 requires local... More »

July Offers a Variety of Events at South Pasadena Senior Center

John Tumpak, jazz historian and frequent lecturer at the South Pasadena Senior Center, will make a presentation on Wednesday, July 24, at 10:30 a.m.titled “A... More »

Council Looking to Bring Parking Control In-house

Termination of a daytime parking enforcement contract with Inter-Con Security Systems and the approval to hire one full-time parking control officer and six part-time parking... More »

Next Ad Hoc Downtown Project Advisory Meeting on August 21

The South Pasadena City Council formed an Ad Hoc Downtown Project Advisory Committee (AHDPAC) charged with providing an advisory/oversight function with regard to policy, program... More »

DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint

The South Pasadena Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint this Saturday, July 20, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between... More »

Weekly Crime Summary of Burglaries and Robberies in City

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

City Council Considers Video About City’s Position on 710

During the July 3 South Pasadena City Council meeting, members of the council considered seeking the assistance of professional services to create a video/short film... More »

Ad Hoc Downtown Project Slates Committee Meeting

The South Pasadena City Council formed an Ad Hoc Downtown Project Advisory Committee (AHDPAC) charged with providing an advisory/oversight function with regard to policy, program... More »

2013 City Council Summer Meeting Schedule

Due to vacation schedules, the City Council has canceled the regularly scheduled Wednesday City Council meetings of August 7and August 21. Regular business will take... More »

Weekly Crime Summary 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.  AUTO BURGLARY... More »

Police Say Missing Person has Been Located

South Pasadena Police say resident Mary Erin Anderson, reported missing, has been found. Police say that on July 2, Anderson got into an argument with... More »

Key Tips from Police Department on Vacation Safety

With the school year ending, many families will be enjoying their annual summer vacations. “Remember that burglars don’t take vacations and to always secure your home while... More »

City council Imposes 2% increase on POA for 2012-13 Fiscal Year

During a special meeting Thursday night, the South Pasadena City Council imposed terms and conditions of employment for the South Pasadena Police Officers’ Association (POA)... More »

Smartphone Security App to Report Transit-Related Crimes on Gold Line

In a new initiative to improve safety and security on buses and trains, including the Gold Line, Metro announced this week a workable smartphone app... More »

Weekly Crime Summary in South Pasadena

May 22 – 28, 2013 (Hundred block given in place of exact address) The Weekly Crime Summary is a list of reported auto thefts, burglaries,... More »

Ad Hoc Downtown Project Committee Meets Wednesday Night

Pushing for a revitalized downtown, the Downtown Project Committee meets on Wednesday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the South Pasadena Library Community Room On... More »

Check Fraud Continues to Concern SoPas Police Dept.

  Banking institutions lose millions of dollarseach year on fraudulent checks, raising concerns about check fraud by South Pasadena Police Department officials. Check fraud is... More »

South Pasadena Police Stress Importance of Child Safety

  Several child annoyances in recent months have South Pasadena Police department officials concerned about child safety. “The suspect will usually attempt to get the... More »

The Weekly Crime Summary

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

Committee Looks to Narrow Firms from Two to One

Talks continue between the South Pasadena Unified School District and two developers, who could change the face of Mission Street some have referred to as... More »

‘It’s Official’ – Art Miller New South Pasadena Police Chief

South Pasadena City Manager Sergio Gonzalez has removed the “interim” tag in front of Art Miller’s title. Gonzalez made it official that Miller is the... More »

The Weekly Crime Summary

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 »

Jeffrey Sunshine Honored as Reserve Police Officer

A special tribute was made to Jeffrey Sunshine last week as a large number of his colleagues were in attendance at the April 3 City... More »

Crime Summary

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 »

Figoni Selected Water Conservationist for City

After an extensive search, the City of South Pasadena has hired Debby Figoni to the position of water conservation analyst. Figoni has been working in... More »

City Council to Receive Input About City Budget April 17

  During the April 17 City Council meeting, recommendations and input gathered from a recent budget workshop will be presented to the City Council along... More »

Thanks for Welcoming Me to South Pas

As I reflect on my first month as your chief of police, I am pleased to highlight a few of the activities that have taken... More »

South Pasadena Police Warn of Parcel Package Thefts

South Pasadena police officers were on the lookout Wednesday after a recent string of thefts involving delivered parcel packages that were left on the doorsteps... More »

Preliminary Hearing for Attacker of 79-year-old Woman

A preliminary hearing was scheduled on Tuesday for Alonzo Bernard Johnson, who is charged with residential burglary and other crimes stemming from a reported Aug.... More »

City to Hold Community Workshop for New Budget

Building upon last year’s model, the City of South Pasadena is hosting an interactive budget-planning process to set next year’s budget. “The goal is to... More »

City Shows $9 million in Reserves

South Pasadena City Manager Sergio Gonzalez announced on Wednesday that the city’s finances are sound, but the city was obligated to make a sizeable payment... More »

School Resource Officer Re-instated at Local Schools

One of the first moves made by Art Miller after he was named the city’s new police chief was to reinstate the school resource officer... More »

City Council Okays Additional Ad hoc Advisory Committee

A few months ago the City Council decided to establish a 7-member ad hoc advisory committee for the Downtown Revitalization Project. The Public Works Commission,... More »

South Pas City Council Decides to Bifurcate City Clerk Position

City Council members approved a plan on Wednesday to bifurcate the city clerk position in the City of South Pasadena. Council members voted 4-1 with... More »

Craig Allen Philips Sworn in as Reserve Police Officer

WELCOME ABOARD – Craig Allen Philips was sworn in as a reserve police officer by South Pasadena Interim Police Chief Art Miller on Tuesday, March... More »

Interactive Budget-Planning Workshop at City Hall

Building upon last year’s model, the City of South Pasadena will launch an interactive budget-planning workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27,... More »

Refinancing Water Bonds Saves $1.1 Million for City

South Pasadena City Manager Sergio Gonzales informed council members last week that the city has successfully refinanced the water bonds that were sold in 2004... More »

Arbor Day Event Features County Fire Dept. Speaker

All are invited to attend an Arbor Day program on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 7:15 p.m. at the Library Community Room, located at 1115... More »

For Earth Day, City Offers Tree Care & Composting Workshops

In honor of Earth Day, the City of South Pasadena is hosting two FREE workshops on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the South Pasadena Public... More »

Community Workshop to set South Pasadena’s Fiscal Year 2013-14 Budget

Building upon last year’s model, the City is once again launching an interactive budget-planning process to set next year’s budget. “The goal is to give... More »

Public Works Capital Project Spotlight: Wilson Reservoir Reconstruction Project

Located in the City of San Gabriel, the 0.9 million gallon Wilson Reservoir and wells were purchased by the City of South Pasadena in 1923.... More »