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Hundreds of Students Take Part in All-City Track Meet

Annual Event Is a Day of Fun for Kids of All Ages

Local elementary schools competed against each other on Friday afternoon as the annual All-City Track Meet was held at South Pasadena High School. Competing were... More »

Monarch Butterfly Waystation Opens

To earn her Girl Scout Gold Award, Rebecca Daley, above, a member of Troop 9491, has been busy weeding, planting and helped build the new... More »

Kubb West Coast Championships at Orange Grove Park

The L.A. Kubb Club hosted the West Coast Kubb Championships in Orange Grove Park last Sunday. Kubb is a Swedish Lawn Game theoretically created by... More »

Large Turnout Enjoys 46th Annual Garden Tour in City

Presented by South Pasadena Beautiful South Pasadena Beautiful  presented its 46th annual Garden Tour & Plant Swap  last Sunday. The self-guided tour welcomed visitors to... More »

It’s the Real Senior Prom

The South Pasadena Senior Center turned back the clock last Friday night for a Senior Prom Sock Hop, complete with dinner, cake and plenty of... More »

Virtual Business Class Excels at the National Competition

South Pasadena High School’s Varsity Virtual Business class, returned last week from the Virtual Enterprise Youth Business Summit in New York City, with many trophies... More »

Highly-Valued Volunteers Recognized

Like so many others, I volunteer for a few organizations. Besides the involvements of my job, family, and  a few hobbies, volunteering helps keep me... More »

City of South Pas Gearing Up for Amgen Tour of California

The City of South Pasadena hosted a community ride last Friday to highlight South Pasadena’s involvement as a host city in the 2016 Amgen Tour... More »

‘Lunch-Lady Man’ Serves Poetry at South Pas Middle School

Do you remember your middle school cafeteria?  Maybe every Wednesday was Hamburger Day, or maybe you just loved those tater tots.  Well, at South Pasadena... More »

Arroyo Vista and Monterey Hills Honored as Gold Ribbon Schools

California Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, recently announced that South Pasadena Elementary Schools — Arroyo Vista and Monterey Hills – will be honored as... More »

Amgen Tour of California Slated to Start Second Stage in South Pas

The City of South Pasadena was selected as the Host City for the Start of Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California. Stage 2... More »

Volunteers Needed for Amgen Tour Coming to City South Pas on May 16

The City of South Pasadena and the Amgen Tour of California are seeking volunteers to help to assist with the coordination and safety of the... More »

Fire Officials Put Out Car Fire at South Pas Golf Course

South Pasadena Fire Department and police officials responded to a vehicle fire Sunday morning at about 10 a.m. at Arroyo Seco Golf Course.  Officers received... More »

Huge Tree Falls and Slows Traffic on Monterey Road

Early morning commuters faced a  nightmarish drive through South pas on  Monterey  Road, the city’s  main  southbound artery,  which was closed to traffic at Meridian... More »

Police and Fire Department Officials Respond to Overturned Vehicle on Fremont Avenue

South Pasadena Police Department officials say a vehicle traveling northbound on Fremont Avenue hit a curb, veered to the left, crossing a southbound lane, before... More »

Three-Car Accident Wednesday Afternoon at 110 Freeway Interchange

South Pasadena Police were busy investigating three-car accident at the 110 Freeway interchange on Fair Oaks Avenue Wednesday afternoon just before 4 p.m. Sergeant James... More »

Kiwanis and City Schedule 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 »

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 »

Decision to Let ENA Expire Decided in Closed Session

An exclusive negotiating agreement (ENA) between the Genton Property Group and the City of South Pasadena ended on March 31. City Manager Sergio Gonzalez explained... More »

Woman’s Club Making Plans to Help Hospitalized Veterans

The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena is busy planning this year’s “Operation Cookie” for hospitalized, homeless and special needs veterans, and reminds the community that... More »

South Pasadena City Council Considers Joining Vector Control

South Pasadena City Council members this week will consider rejoining the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District. Several years ago the council opted... More »

South Pasadena Police Department Officials Say Mail Theft on the Rise

South Pasadena Police Department detectives continue to see a rise in mail theft despite a recent arrest, especially in the Monterey Hills area. “Mail theft... More »

Celebrates 100th Birthday

Longtime South Pasadena resident Betty Warner celebrated her 100th birthday last weekend, surrounded by family and friends at her new home at Hillcrest Homes in... More »

City Council Members Analyze Next Fiscal Year Budget April 27

A special budget meeting, defining the best way to spend city dollars, is scheduled for April 27 at South Pasadena City Hall. As part of... More »

South Pasadena Garden Tour and Plant Swap on Sunday

South Pasadena Beautiful hosts its 46th annual garden tour and plant swap on Sunday, April 24,  from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the self-guided... More »

Citizens Business Bank Looks to Develop Its Own Property

In a statement issued by Citizens Business Bank, the firm disclosed last week it is interested in developing its own property and not being part... More »

2016 Taste of South Pasadena

Community members enjoyed an abundance of food  and wines from an assortment of restaurants and wineries as the South Pasadena Rotary Club held its annual... More »

Family, Friends Remember Life of Marilyn Joy Harris

Marilyn Joy Harris passed away in the arms of her husband at home on March 24, following a 30 month battle with colorectal cancer. She... More »

Family, Friends Remember Heather Campbell Hinton

Heather Campbell Hinton, a long-time resident of South Pasadena, died Tuesday, February 2, at Prospect Manor Assisted Living. Born in 1939 in Pensacola, Florida, Heather... More »

South Pasadena Named 2015 Tree USA City by Arbor Day Foundation

South Pasadena, CA was named a 2015 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.... More »

City Honored by Congresswoman

The City of South Pasadena received the Congressional Recognition  of Excellence Award for the Senior Citizens Meal Program from Congresswomen Judy Chu. This award was... More »

Public Invited to Budget Study Session on April 27

Community members are invited to attend a budget study session on Wednesday, April 27,  in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 1424 Mission Street.... More »

Rotary Club Hosts Taste of South Pasadena on Tuesday

Grab your wristbands and enjoy food from an assortment of restaurants as the South Pasadena Rotary Club is gearing up for its annual Taste of... More »

Showcase House Names Marilyn Anderson Benefit Chair

Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) has named former South Pasadena resident Marilyn Anderson as the benefit chair for the 2016 Pasadena Showcase House... More »

The Shops at Showcase House Feature 18 Vendors

Every year, part of the Pasadena Showcase House of Design tradition is visiting The Shops at Showcase. This year, The Shops will feature 18 merchants... More »

Crossings Restaurant Owner Says Valet Parking Plan is ‘Going Great’

Patrick Kirchen, owner of the Crossings Restaurant in South Pasadena, says a new valet parking program, the first of its kind in the city, is... More »

Developer Talks About Downtown Project Failure

Inability to Acquire Citizens Business Bank was Stumbling Block in Moving Forward, say Developer and City Officials Jonathan Genton saw his dream of people strolling... More »

Pasadena Showcase House of Design

The Pasadena Showcase House of Design is one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the country. The fifty-second annual... More »

Restoration Concert Series Features Trumpeter Elliott Caine at SP Library

The Restoration Concert Series continues on Sunday, April 10, at 4 p.m. with a performance by musician Elliott Caine, who will play Jazz inside the... More »

SOUTH PASADENA POLICE DEPARTMENT

Attempt Residential Burglary – DR 16-0639 SUSPECT DESCRIPTION: SEX: Male RACE: White or Hispanic AGE: 30 years HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 509/170 HAIR/EYES: Black/Brown CLOTHING: Green shirt, khaki... More »

Benefit Wine & Song Concert at Arroyo Seco Golf Course

Eclectic Friends of the Arts in South Pasadena and the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce invited the public to support the 8th annual Eclectic Music... More »

Showtune a Hit at Rialto Theatre

“Showtune,” a musical revue celebrating the words and music of Jerry Herman, entertained guests as the historic Rialto Theatre opened for one night last Saturday.... More »

SPARC and South Pasadena Beautiful Team on Painting

The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) and South Pasadena Beautiful have teamed up with local Artist Kelly Conte to create a fun art mural with... More »

South Pasadena High to Host Tiger Invite Friday Afternoon

South Pasadena High will host the Tiger Invitational on Friday, April 8, with teams coming from around the country and worldwide to compete. Nearly 130... More »

SPCC Annual Dinner

Many from the community were on hand as the South Pasadena Chinese-American Club (SPCC) held its annual dinner-dance fundraiser at NBC Seafood Restaurant in Monterey... More »

Council Opts to Move Forward with Community Center Plan

South Pasadena City Council members last week unanimously approved moving forward with plans to develop a community center utilizing two city properties on Mission Street... More »

Outreach Meetings Planned for Possible Bond Measure Initiative

District Superintendent Geoff Yantz, along with members of the local school board, will soon be attending a series of outreach meetings in an effort to... More »

Marengo Elementary School Students Welcome Spring

Marengo Elementary School held their annual Spring Dance and Honorary Service Awards on Friday, April 1st. Following years of tradition,children performed their grade level dance... More »

South Pasadena Dog Park in Arroyo Receives Full Funding

The City of South Pasadena has received a grant for $232,000 from Los Angeles County Regional Parks and Open Space District, Supervisor Antonovich, for South... More »

Agreement with Developer on Downtown Project Ends

South Pasadena City Council members have decided not to extend an exclusive negotiating agreement (ENA) with Genton Property Group for the City of South Pasadena’s... More »

Tree Branch Down on 2000 Block of Stratford Avenue

South Pasadena Fire Department received a call for a hazardous condition. Upon arrival, Engine 81 found a downed tree branch and wire. Once it was... More »

Kids Enjoy a Morning of Activities During Sports Day

Monterey Hills Elementary School students took full advantage of ideal weather last Friday morning as Sports Day was held on the playground campus. With physical... More »

City of South Pasadena Set to Host Spring Camp Med During Spring Break

Camp Med, hosted by the City of South Pasadena, will host a special Spring camp for kids during spring break. Campers will have an opportunity... More »

Colonial Ball at Monterey Hills Elementary School

Monterey Hills Elementary School 5th graders held a Colonial Ball last Monday night on campus, culminating the study og Colonial society and customs. Students learned... More »

Public to Weigh-in on Long Range Transportation Plan

The Metro board of directors last week approved the release of Metro’s draft Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) to the public for review and comment.... More »

Middle Schoolers Get Inside Look at the Business World

South Pasadena High School’s varsity Virtual Business team began grooming the next generation of entrepreneurs when it welcomed next year’s freshman class for an introductory... More »

City Council Member Gives Approval to Study LLMD

South Pasadena City Council members gave approval last week to initiate a study for a Lighting and Landscaping Maintenance District (LLMD). The LLMD establishes the... More »

SPUSD Teachers, Students Use Technology to Support Teaching

Students in a South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) fourth grade class this year will build miniature cars with the hopes of simulating collisions as... More »

‘Showtune’ on Stage at Rialto

If it’s show tunes you like, organizers are hailing it as an event not to be missed. “Showtune,” a musical revue celebrating the words and... More »

Buster’s is Sold

Say goodbye to a crowd favorite, an institution of sorts, as Buster’s, best known for its coffee and ice cream at the corner of Mission... More »

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

       The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee opens July 8 at Sierra Madre Playhouse, scheduled to run through August 21. The musical... More »

Variety of Activities South Pasadena Public Library Children’s Spring Programming

The South Pasadena Public Library offers a variety of free children’s programs planned for the spring. These include Storytimes, Barks and Books, the “Be Kind... More »

SPPD Crime Prevention Officer Warns Residents About IRS Scam

With tax filing season underway, so is a major IRS scam. South Pasadena Police Department Crime Prevention officer Richard Lee says many victims have fallen... More »

Scholastic Semifinalists Honored at SPHS Breakfast

Semifinalists from South Pasadena High School in the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) program were honored during a breakfast on campus last week. The academically... More »

City of South Pas Hosted Eggstravaganza Last Saturday

The City of South Pasadena will host its annual Spring Eggstravaganza on Saturday, March 26, from noon to 2 p.m., in Garfield Park. Along with... More »

Superintendent Responds to Lawsuit Against School District

South Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent Geoff Yantz has responded to a lawsuit against the local district involving two women plaintiffs who allege they were... More »

South Pas Woman’s Club Urges Donations for Reforestation Project

The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena urges the community to support their 2016  “March of Pines,” fund raising drive. The drive is held in conjunction... More »

Council Seeks More Answers Before Deciding on Surface

An “environmentally friendly” City Council, in the words of South Pasadena City Manager Sergio Gonzalez, wants to reduce the potential of harmful chemicals around children... More »

Betty Riffle Turns 100!

On Thursday, March 3, longtime South Pasadena resident, Elizabeth (Betty) Riffle Alcorn Rivet, turned 100 years old. Betty has been an active parishioner at Holy... More »

Residents Raise Concerns About Prayer Breakfast

During a pair of recent City Council meetings, concerns were raised by some in the community, questioning a mayor’s prayer breakfast held in late February... More »

Marengo Talent Show 2016

A highlight of the year at Marengo Elementary is always the “Marengo Talent Show”. It was once again as exciting as ever with almost 200... More »

Residents Recommend Priorities for South Pas 2016-17 Budget

Forty South Pasadena residents identified three potential or pending city projects as budget priorities for the upcoming “no extras” budget during last Saturday morning’s Community... More »

Saturday Night Fun in South Pas!

A Captivating Winter Arts Crawl in South Pasadena on Saturday Night By Angelina Coppola Artists and businesses in South Pasadena are teaming up to host... More »

Wax Museum Features Students at Monterey Hills School

Third grade students in Mrs. Barker and Mrs. King’s class at Monterey Hills participated in a Wax Museum Project where they dressed as people who... More »

City Council Approves Budget to Improve Sidewalks, Help Seniors

South Pasadena City Council members approved an expenditure plan which calls for sidewalk improvements and subsidies for the senior meal program for the 2016-17 fiscal... More »

710 Tunnel Makes National List of Highway Boondoggles

Report Identifies 12 of the Worst Highway Projects Across  Country A new study by the United States Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) Education Fund... More »

Upcoming Events at South Pasadena Public Library

Thursday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m.—Author Night on Health & Healing with Dance and Writing with Judith Hannan and Nadia Natali. Judith Hannan is a... More »

Max Rios Honored by Woman’s Club for Making a Difference

The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena honored Arroyo Vista student Max Rios at their annual Spirit of Giving appreciation luncheon, recognizing community service organizations and... More »

South Pasadena Headed to CIF-SS Playoffs for the First Time Since 2003

South Pasadena High’s defense came up big when it had to, stopping a two-point conversion with no time on the clock after Temple City closed... More »

Results of Election for Special Library Tax -Measure L

EXTEND LIBRARY SPEC. TAX YES 2,340 80.97 – Percent NO 550 19.03 – Percent Board of Education Top 2 Win Jon Primuth 1,617 34.77 percent... More »

Large Crowd in Attendance at Preservation Foundation Event at Rialto Theatre

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

4th Annual Health & Wellness Family Festival Today

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

Tigers Turn in Strong Showing at CIF Swimming Competition

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

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

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

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

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

Huge Track Meet at South Pasadena High Tonight

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

Tigers Continue Hot Streak with Win Over San Gabriel Academy

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

SPHS Newspaper Earns High Honor

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

Gunmen Rob Ocean Liquor Second Time in 10 Days

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

South Pasadena High Drops Doubleheader to Pasadena

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

Motorcycle, Vehicle Collide on Monterey Rd.

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

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

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

South Pas Police Arrest Five Juveniles in Burglary Attempt

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

Two Earthquakes Shake Southland Saturday Night

Two earthquakes shook the Southland on Saturday night. A 4.2-magnitude earth quake struck at 7:18 p.m. about 8 miles north of Castaic. Approximately 20 minutes... More »

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

Gary Pia, South Pasadena’s city treasurer and owner of Mission Street Wealth Management, will discuss “The Art of Introductions” on Tuesday, January 6, at the... More »

Rose Bowl Game to Officially Welcome Class of 2014

Three days before the 101st Rose Bowl Game hosts the first College Football Playoff Semifinal, the Rose Bowl Game will welcome three new members to... More »

3 Individuals, Dog Run Down in Hit-and-Run Accident

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

Open House Tonight Regarding Reconstruction of Garfield Reservoir

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

Police Dept. Personnel Serve Thanksgiving Guests

LENDING A HAND – A packed War Memorial was the site of a festive Thanksgiving luncheon on Wednesday afternoon presented by the South Pasadena Senior... More »

Email Received by SPHS Principal Led to Lockdown of Students

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

‘Sam the Sham’ at South Pas Library

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

Head-on Crash at Arroyo Drive and Pasadena Ave.

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

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

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

Halloween Spooktacular Draws Ghosts and Goblins to Orange Grove Park

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

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

With support coming from Alhambra, San Marino and the South Pasadena Fire Departments, officials put out an early morning garage blaze in the city Friday... More »

Monrovia High Hands South Pasadena 32-6 Loss

Monrovia High took another step toward its seventh straight Rio Hondo League football title Friday night with a 32-6 victory over South Pasadena. With the... More »

Six-Foot Gravedigger Prop Stolen from Haunted House

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

South Pas Wins Key League Match Against La Cañada

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

South Pas High Rolls to 55-0 Win Over Blair

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

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

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

Cultural Heritage Commission Members Honored at Statewide Preservation Event

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

Residents Urge ‘Save the Trees’

They’re not going anywhere. Two camphor trees, said to be healthy by a city arborist, will remain intact and won’t be cut down, according to... More »

Police Investigate Explosion Outside South Pasadena High School Stadium

A mix of long runs, big catches and ample scoring added to the excitement, but South Pasadena High’s explosive offense was hardly a match to... More »

Many Enjoyed Special Spaghetti Recipe at Senior Center

Music was in the air on Wednesday, September 24, as the South Pasadena Senior Center held its annual Spaghetti Feast. A full house was on... More »

Concerned He Never Heard Response from City Hall

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

Opera singer Julia Metzler at Woman’s Club October 1

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

Students Allegedly Planning Mass Shooting Released to Their Parents on Tuesday

Two students police say were involved in a potential mass shooting plot at South Pasadena High School reportedly will be released to their parents as... More »

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

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

South Pasadena High Rolls to 23-7 Victory Over Glendale

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

Governor Brown Signs Massage Therapy Reform Act into Law

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

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

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

South Pasadena Fire Department Responds to Power Outage on Sunday

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

South Pasadena Public Library Children’s Fall Programs Set

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

South Pasadena High Sets Sights on Winning League Title

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

Plenty of Talent Brings Title Hopes for South Pas High

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

Tigers Ready to Dominate Montview League Play in 2014

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

South Pas Sets Lofty Goals After League Championship

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

Tigers Set Sights on Winning Rio Hondo League Title

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

It’s a Learning Experience for South Pas High Players

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

Tigers Seek to Compete for League Championship

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

Tigers Hope Experience will Put Them into Playoffs

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

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

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

City Asking Residents to Reduce Water Use by 10%

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

Lawmakers Okay Measure to Give Cities Control Over Massage Parlors

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

Woman’s Club Hosts Fashion Show

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

Parents of Teens Charged Apologize to Community

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

Former SPHS Track Coach Charged for Sexual Battery

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

Northern California Earthquake a Reminder for SoPas Residents

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

South Pas Recognized Worldwide After Alleged Threat of Shooting

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

South Pasadena Police Make No DUI Arrests at Checkpoint

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

We All Must Conserve During Drought

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

Parents Pleased with Increased Police Presence at High School

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

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

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

Three Gang Members Arrested with Stolen Checks in South Pas

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

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

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

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

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

Parents of Teens Charged Apologize to Community

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

Old Records and Vintage Books at South Pasadena Public Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Many Faiths Come Together at Peace and Prayer Vigil

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

South Pasadena Unified Robotics Teams Continue to Excel

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

School District Officials Say Campuses Set for Opening

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

Reminder to Drive Safely Around Schools

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

South Pas Schools Open!

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

Dr. Dennis Lefevre New SPUSD Director of Special Education

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

Parents React to Potential Shooting

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

SPARC and Others to Host End of Summer Concert Celebration

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

SoPas City Manager in Line to Receive Two-Year Extension

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

Residents Enjoy ‘Coffee with a Cop’ at Heirloom Cafe

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

Pasadena Donation Program Lends Support to Homeless

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

City Manager Asking Tough Questions About 710 Tunnel

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

Police Stop Planned Shooting at South Pasadena High School

Aug 18, 2014 @ 17:46 Two students were arrested Monday on charges of criminal threats after South Pasadena police believe the teens were plotting a... 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 »