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

Residents Leave Food on a Stove Inside Apartment

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

South Pasadena High Rolls to 23-7 Victory Over Glendale

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

Governor Brown Signs Massage Therapy Reform Act into Law

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

Two Residential Burglary Suspects Identified by South Pas Police

South Pasadena Police Department officials, with support from local agencies, apprehended two suspects involved in a residential burglary on Meridian Avenue, just south of Monterey... More »

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

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

Plastic Ban Goes into Effect at South Pasadena Stores on Oct. 6

The City of South Pasadena recently adopted a Plastic Bag Ban in an effort to reduce petroleum based bags which fly around littering streets, polluting... More »

School District Considers Dual Language Immersion

The South Pasadena Unified School District is seeking input from the community on starting a dual language immersion program. School District officials say the Dual... More »

Sex Registrant Gets Arrested, City of South Pasadena Sued

South Pasadena Police report that a sex registrant, loitering in Garfield Park, was arrested early last week. Local authorities say 37-year-old Randy Allen Wolf violated... More »

3rd Annual Booster Bash to Provide Food, Music and Fun

It’s not too late. Tickets are still available for the South Pasadena High School Booster Club’s third annual Booster Bash on Sept. 20 – the... More »

South Pasadena Fire Department Responds to Power Outage on Sunday

There is a report of a power outage affecting the area surrounding Alta Vista Avenue and Alta Vista Circle in South Pasadena. Residents reported a... More »

South Pas Prepares for Glendale After Dominating Hoover 37-0

Thinking back a year ago still leaves a bitter taste in Marty Konrad’s mouth, recalling how Glendale High School dominated his team in the trenches,... More »

South Pasadena High Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

South Pasadena High School has accepted the challenge! Monterey Hills Elementary put the local high school to the test earlier last month when students, teachers... More »

City of South Pasadena Offers Cooling Centers on Extremely Hot Days

The South Pasadena Senior Center and the Library will be available as cooling centers for the next five days.  During extreme heat both facilities are... More »

South Pas High Grad Returns to City for CD Release Show

Singer/songwriter Dave Edwards will be concluding his Southern California CD Release Tour on Saturday, September 13, at the Woman’s Club in South Pasadena. The Malibu... More »

Float Construction Now in Full Swing

We’ve had lots of progress since you last saw us in the Festival of Balloons Parade on Independence Day. Our tent went up on September... More »

Updated Crime Blotter in South Pasadena

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

End of the Summer Concert Slated for South Pas Library

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

Assemblymember Chris Holden Hosts Crime Stopper Seminar

Assemblyman Chris Holden, whose 41st District represents South Pasadena, along with members of the Contractors State License Board, invited the public to a Senior Scam... More »

Vecinos Hosts Career and Art Fair Sunday at SoPas Library

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

Incident Makes Me Wonder About Teen Stress

A few weeks ago, our community sighed in relief having averted a potential school shooting. But after the relief, comes reality. This scary scenario points... More »

AYSO Region 214 Set to Open its 35th Year with Celebration Saturday

AYSO Region 214 will hold its 2014 season opening ceremonies on September 14 at South Pasadena High School. The event will kick off at 7:55... More »

New Water Restrictions Go into Effect in South Pasadena

In response to the drought, the South Pasadena City Council declared a Stage 1 Water Supply Shortage on August 20, 2014.  The changes, which took... More »

9/11 Remembrance Program at South Pas Library Tonight

ETCHED IN HISTORY – On the morning of September 11, 2001, 35-year old Sue Kim Hanson, a South Pasadena High School graduate, boarded a Boeing... More »

It’s a Time for Reflection in City

In the aftermath of what South Pasadena Police Chief Art Miller called a “big storm,” there’s a sense of relief in the community, now that... More »

South Pasadena Public Library Children’s Fall Programs Set

South Pasadena Library has a variety of free children’s programs planned for the fall, including Storytimes, Barks and Books, In-N-Out Burger’s Cover-to-Cover Reading Program, and... More »

South Pasadena High Sets Sights on Winning League Title

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

Plenty of Talent Brings Title Hopes for South Pas High

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

Tigers Ready to Dominate Montview League Play in 2014

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

South Pas Sets Lofty Goals After League Championship

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

Tigers Set Sights on Winning Rio Hondo League Title

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

It’s a Learning Experience for South Pas High Players

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

Tigers Seek to Compete for League Championship

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

Tigers Hope Experience will Put Them into Playoffs

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

Vintage Book Sale Slated Sept. 9 at South Pasadena Library Bookstore

A first time combination of old records and vintage books sale, all at reasonable prices, will be held by the Friends of the Library Bookstore... More »

City Asking Residents to Reduce Water Use by 10%

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

Lawmakers Okay Measure to Give Cities Control Over Massage Parlors

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

Woman’s Club Hosts Fashion Show

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

Parents of Teens Charged Apologize to Community

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

Former SPHS Track Coach Charged for Sexual Battery

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

Northern California Earthquake a Reminder for SoPas Residents

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

South Pas Recognized Worldwide After Alleged Threat of Shooting

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

South Pasadena Police Make No DUI Arrests at Checkpoint

Labor Day weekend is coming up. For many Americans, that means an extra day off, backyard and beach barbecues, visiting friends and family, and the... More »

We All Must Conserve During Drought

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

Parents Pleased with Increased Police Presence at High School

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

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

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

Three Gang Members Arrested with Stolen Checks in South Pas

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

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

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

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

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

Parents of Teens Charged Apologize to Community

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

Old Records and Vintage Books at South Pasadena Public Library

A first time combination old records and vintage books sale, all at reasonable prices, will be held by the Friends of the Library Bookstore September... More »

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

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

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

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

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

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

Many Faiths Come Together at Peace and Prayer Vigil

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

DUI Checkpoint in South Pasadena Saturday Night

Labor Day weekend is coming up. For many Americans, that means an extra day off, backyard and beach barbecues, visiting friends and family, and the... More »

South Pasadena Unified Robotics Teams Continue to Excel

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

School District Officials Say Campuses Set for Opening

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

Reminder to Drive Safely Around Schools

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

South Pas Schools Open!

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

Dr. Dennis Lefevre New SPUSD Director of Special Education

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

Parents React to Potential Shooting

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

SPARC and Others to Host End of Summer Concert Celebration

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

SoPas City Manager in Line to Receive Two-Year Extension

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

Residents Enjoy ‘Coffee with a Cop’ at Heirloom Cafe

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

Pasadena Donation Program Lends Support to Homeless

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

City Manager Asking Tough Questions About 710 Tunnel

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

Police Stop Planned Shooting at South Pasadena High School

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

Shakespeare By the Sea at Garfield Park

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

Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up Saturday, Aug. 30

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

It’s a Weekly Juggling Act at South Pasadena Library

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

Nature Park Cleanup Set for Arroyo Park on Saturday

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

Pavilions Interested in Moving Forward with Major Remodel in South Pasadena

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

New Construction at SPMS on Target for Start of School

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

Professional Artist Leisa Collins Enjoys Backdrop of South Pas

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

Shows Major Concern for Drought

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

Will it Stay Green?

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

Football Practice Underway at South Pasadena High

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

Fashion Show and Luncheon September 6 at Woman’s Club

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

Cynthia Bennett & Associates Offer Smart Home Technology

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

South Pasadena Resident Joins Hathaway-Sycamores Board

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

City Manager Urges Residents to Address Water Situation Aug. 20

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

A Pair of Cutting-Edge CDs Released by SPMCC Teachers

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

Rialto Sale Would Spark Renaissance of South Pas

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

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

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

Vecinos Host Career and Art Fair

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

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

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

Police Operation Nabs Violators

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

New City Attorney Firm Set to Represent City of South Pas

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

Woman’s Club Fashion Show Supports SPHS Scholarships

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

Council Approves Reduction of Setbacks for Detached Carports

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

Tyler Ryan Makes His Mark at UCLA

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

City Council Authorizes Contracts to Study Environmental Impact Report

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

City Council Adopts Resolutions to Revise Some Parking Regulations

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

Get Connected with a Healthcare Provider

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

Council Authorizes Comment Letter

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

Community Invited to Take a Look at School District Project

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

Council Approves Reduction of Setbacks for Detached Carports

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

Women Arrested on Suspicion of Stealing Mail in South Pasadena

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

Science Fun at South Pas Library

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

City Looks at Next Steps Should Famed Rialto Theatre Get Sold

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

Stuck in Fair Oaks Ave. Traffic

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

Filming in South Pasadena Good for the Local Economy

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

Camp Shi’ini Concludes with Olympics Competition

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

Hanscom Drive Residents No Longer Face Rugged Travel

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

SPACE Center Provides Artistic Fun

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

Meet SPHS 2014 Summer Graduates

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

Horse Camp in South Pasadena

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

South Pas’ Marlene Roberts Overcomes Fears and Injuries

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

City of South Pas Offers Cooling Centers on Hot Weather Days

The City of South Pasadena will open cooling centers on days when temperatures are forecast to reach 96º and higher. The South Pasadena Senior Center... More »

Autism Books Purchased by Library

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

Development on Target at Abbott Labs

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

Helicopters Circle South Pas as Fire Department Conducts Drill

Helicopters were busy circling South Pasadena on Saturday as area fire departments conducted a series of brush fire drills in the city. The Los Angeles... More »

City of South Pasadena Offers Cooling Centers on Extremely Hot Days

The City of South Pasadena will open cooling centers on days when temperatures are forecast to reach 96º and higher. The South Pasadena Senior Center... More »

Updated Crime Blotter in South Pasadena

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

South Pasadena Public Works Commission Vacancy

Mayor Marina Khubesrian, M.D. announced that applications are being accepted for a vacancy on the South Pasadena Public Works Commission (Commission). In 2012, the South... More »

South Pasadena History Addressed at Library Community Room

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

1959 CIF Champions Honored at SPHS Football Fundraiser

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

Updated Crime Blotter in South Pasadena

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

City Taking Aim at Reducing Water Consumption by 20%

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

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

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

DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Scheduled for Saturday Night

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

Preserving Our Heritage as a Quaint Community

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

Group Pushes for 710 Freeway Tunnel

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

Green Living Expo Sunday Features Music, Cars and Run

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

South Pasadena Police Offer ‘Coffee with a Cop’

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

Alhambra Politicians Urge Completion of 710 Freeway on ‘710 Day’ in Alhambra

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

Food, Fun and Football Slated at SPHS Fundraiser Saturday

Food, fun and football will  be the theme of a major fundraiser on Saturday, July 12, hosted by Julie and Mike DeLucia at a private... More »

Huel Howser’s Unseen ‘California Gold’ Episode Shown July 19

The late Huell Howser’s Unseen Episode of  “California’s Gold” to Screen at Library as Arts Crawl Event. On Saturday, July 19, at 7 p.m. a... More »

South Pasadena Coasts to 15-3 Win Over Azusa in District Play

The 9-10 Softball District 18 Champions from South Pasadena Little League started their bid for the Section 3 title with a strong opening game against... More »

South Pasadena Climbs Back into Championship Contention

It was the speech from head coach Josh St. Vaughn that framed the amazing six game run for the South Pasadena 9-10 All-Star Little League... More »

South Pasadena Falls Short in Bid to Win Championship

The South Pasadena 10-11 year-old Little League baseball All-Star team put up a valiant effort last Thursday night, July 3 at Lambert Field in El... More »

South Pasadena Scores 16 Runs but Falls to Los Angeles

SPLL 7-8 Little League All Stars fell 17-16 to Los Angeles in six innings, ending their All-Stars play on Monday at Millham Field, despite racking... More »

South Pas Tops Los Angeles, Keeps Eye on All-Star Crown

South Pasadena topped Los Angeles 14-1 on July 5 in Junior baseball All-Star play to keep their hopes alive for a District 18 Little League... More »

Hopes for a District 18 Title Fall Short for South Pasadena

The South Pasadena All Stars Majors team’s hopes for the district title were dashed last week in what would be their final game, on July... More »

8 South Pasadena Girl Scouts Earn Prestigious Gold Award

They created community gardens, repaired housing and helped new pet owners. They promoted nutrition, sought to raise voter turnout and led arts activities for disabled... More »

Paid Parking Required for Mission Meridian Garage

The City of South Pasadena will implement a paid parking program for the Mission-Meridian Parking Garage starting Tuesday, July 1, 2014. The program will include... More »

South Pas is One of Best in West

City Hands Out Promotional Items for Sunset Recognition Relishing the acclaim as one of the best places to live in the West, city officials have... More »

South Pas Battles Back to Win District 18 Championship

After fighting their way back through the loser’s bracket by playing on consecutive nights, the South Pasadena Junior All Stars found themselves in the championship... More »

Farmers’ Market Turns 15!

The South Pasadena Farmers’ Market celebrates its 15th Anniversary on Thursday, July 10, 2014. More than 60 certified famers and specialty food vendors will set... More »

Rialto Theatre Bids Close at 5 p.m. on July 16

“When the doors are open and the lights are on and you have hundreds of people walking in and out of this theater, there won’t... More »

Digging in for 710 Tunnel Fight

If it’s July 10 and, yes, today is just that, it must be 710 (get it? – 7-10-14) Day in the City of Alhambra. It’s... More »

Block Parties Pull Community Together on the Fourth

Like many of their compatriots around town, residents of Ramona Avenue in South Pasadena held their annual Fourth of July block party. With barricades blocking... More »

Hope Perello Honored for Earning the Empowerment Award

South Pasadena Mayor Marina Khubesrian, left, presented a certificate of recognition to Hope Perello, owner of SPACE, for being named as the Empowerment Award Recipient... More »

SPHS Valedictorians Lead Pledge of Allegiance

Jason Wang and Clement Witherall, valedictorians and 2014 graduates of South Pasadena High School, were asked to lead the Pledge of Allegiance during the July... More »

Independence Day Luncheon at Senior Center

Mixing music and food, many turned out for a festive holiday luncheon as Independence Day was celebrated at the South Pasadena Senior Center. Barbequed hamburgers,... More »

Model A Club Adds to Nostalgic Feel of Festival of Balloons

The Santa Anita As’ Model A Club is polishing up their Model A’s for the 17th  time by participate in the Festival of Balloons parade,... More »

Huge Fireworks Show to Cap Festival of Balloons Celebration

On the Fourth of July, South Pasadena is known for its many different festivities. The day starts with the Pancake Breakfast, then the parade along... More »

Police and Fire Departments Launch Fireworks Crackdown

South Pasadena law enforcement has launched its annual crackdown on all fireworks as Fourth of July approaches. Certain L.A. cities allow the sale and use... More »

2014 Fourth of July Festival of Balloons Parade Lineup

The “South Pasadena Review” Paper Boy – Brandon Vaughn 1    South Pasadena Police Department 2    Boy Scout Troop 139 – Color Guard 3    Minuteman Band... More »

Gorski Family to Serve as Parade’s Grand Marshal

The 2014 Festival of Balloons celebration is recognizing the 100-year history of the “Y,” formerly the YMCA/YWCA serving the South Pasadena and San Marino communities.... More »

A Festive Scene for Festival of Balloons Parade

Not only is it festive, fun and family-oriented but Joe Payne, the chair for South Pasadena’s Festival of Balloons, calls the city’s annual Fourth of... More »

Chamber President Selected SoPas Review’s Citizen of Year

When he arrived on the scene, Scott Feldmann recalls saying, “I know this place,” even though in reality he had little knowledge of the town,... More »

Motorcycle and Vehicle Collide on Fair Oaks Avenue

South Pasadena Fire Department officials transported a man to Huntington Memorial Hospital Tuesday afternoon after his motorcycle collided with a vehicle on Fair Oaks Avenue.... More »

Baskin-Robbins Hosts Grand Reopening Celebration on Saturday

Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is holding a grand re-opening celebration on Saturday at its store in South Pasadena. Local... More »

Popular Music CD Collection Available at SP Library

The South Pasadena Public Library features an extensive music CD collection available to the public. Music CDs are available in a variety of genres including... More »

Massage Therapy Bill Moves to Senate Appropriations Committee

The Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee yesterday heard AB 1147 (Bonilla), the California Massage Therapy Act and passed it on an 8-0 vote.... More »

Kids Create Abstract Art at South Pas Library

The South Pasadena Public Library Summer Reading Program’s Wonderful Wednesdays series moved into its second week on June 25 as artist Patty Sue Jones helped... More »

$24 Million Budget Gets Approval by SoPas City Council

South Pasadena City Councilmembers approved a $24 million budget last week for the 2014-15 fiscal year, placing a heavy emphasis on improving the city’s infrastructure,... More »

Fireworks Show Tickets on Sale at South Pas Businesses

South Pasadena 4th of July Festival of Balloons and Fireworks Show is scheduled for 9 p.m. on July 4 at South Pasadena High School’s stadium.... More »

Tree Author at SoPas Library on Saturday

Matt Ritter, author of “A Californian’s Guide to the Trees Among Us,” will make a Saturday ‘Author Afternoon’ presentation in the Library Community Room on... More »

New Science and Technology Pathway Opens for Students

A new science and technology pathway will open for South Pasadena students this fall, funded by a $200,000 grant from the South Pasadena Educational Foundation.... More »

WISPPA Holds its ‘Shake it Up’ Cocktail Party June 30 in City

Community members are encouraged to join Women Involved in South Pasadena Political Action (WISPPA) on June 30 at 6 p.m. for the organization’s annual cocktail... More »

Urban Harvester Fundraiser a Hit with Community

When was the last time you entered a supermarket and found at the end of every aisle helpful, smiling and good-natured individuals ready to serve... More »

Concerts in the Park Slated for Garfield Park to Start on July 6

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

Community Autism Forum in Community Room

The South Pasadena Kiwanis Club and the South Pasadena Police Department hosted a Community Autism Awareness Forum and Panel Discussion on Thursday, June 19,  in... More »

Celebration of Families and Remembering at Sun Yat-sen Festival

On the weekend of June 7 and 8, Oneonta Congregational Church, in partnership with Mysteries Of Spiritual Awareness In Communities MOSAIC, Inc., held a “Celebration... More »

Large Gathering Enjoys SPHS Alumni Day

South Pasadena High graduates relived memories of their high school days on Saturday, June 14, as a large gathering was on hand for the school’s... More »

Boy’s Wish for Revitalization of Rialto Theatre May Come True

By Bill Glazier Review Editor Like others in the community, the blight of the Rialto Theater has caught the attention of young Ian McLendon,  who... More »

Smoke Detected from Office Building on Huntington Dr.

An office building in the 1600 block of Huntington Drive was evacuated Monday morning after reports of the smell of smoke, according to Paul Riddle,... More »

South Pasadena Celebrates Kings’ Stanley Cup Title

South Pasadena played a part in the Los Angeles Kings’ Stanley Cup championship as local motorists celebrated by honking horns along major thoroughfares in town.... More »

Senior Center Presents Father’s Day Luncheon

Recognizing dad, the South Pasadena Senior Center hosted a Father’s Day luncheon on Friday. On the menu were grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, potato salad,... More »

Updated Crime Blotter in South Pasadena

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

Woman’s Club Installs New Officers with Gavel from 1926

The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena (WCSP) has elected and installed club officers for 2014-2016. The newly elected board members are: President Toni Marshall, First... More »

South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Unveils Float Design

It’s that time of year again, folks! Most of you are probably thinking it’s time for warm weather, vacations and backyard barbeques. But for us,... More »

Landmark Rialto Theatre for Sale

The Jebbia family will put the property up for sale, but there’s another major player involved – Landmark Theatres – which holds the keys to... More »