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South Pasadena Beautiful Set to Host Fall Mixer at Bissell House

South Pasadena Beautiful will hold a fall mixer on Sunday, November 2, at the Bissell House, 201 Orange Grove Ave. in the city. The free... More »

Fire Officials Come to Rescue, Go Beyond the Call of Duty

Not only do South Pasadena firefighters put out fires, but a local resident discovered they’re good Samaritans, too. When fire officials zipped up Fair Oaks... More »

CERT Training at Fire Station Long Overdue

In August, registration opened for the first Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) to be offered in the city, it was long overdue. The windstorm event... More »

‘Edward Scissorhands’ Movie Shown in Community Room

A free screening of “Edward Scissorhands” will be presented by the South Pasadena Public Library and the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library Community... More »

South Pasadena’s Halloween Spooktacular Set for Oct. 31

The City of South Pasadena’s annual Halloween Spooktacular will be held at Orange Grove Park, 815 Mission St, on Friday, October 31, from 5:30 p.m.... More »

Pardon the Dust, City Gears Up for Major Sewer Project

City officials are asking residents to please excuse the dust while construction is underway. Starting in November, the City of South Pasadena will launch an... More »

Tarantino Backs Out of Purchasing Rialto

Quentin Tarantino, renown worldwide as a director, screenwriter, cinematographer, producer, and actor, has withdrawn his offer to purchase the Rialto Theatre, South Pasadena’s one time... More »

Police and Fire Departments Offer Halloween Tips to Parents and Children

Halloween is a special treat for children and adults alike. The following tips and reminders from the police department are designed to help witches, ghosts... 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 »

Tigers Beat Temple City

The girls’ varsity tennis team extended their winning streak to three games on Thursday, defeating the Temple City Rams by a score of 12-6. With... More »

South Pasadena Making Right Moves to Capture First Place

Judging by the success of recent games, the South Pasadena High School girls’ volleyball team is currently the top team in the Rio Hondo League,... More »

South Pas at Palos Verdes Tourney

South Pasadena High’s boys’ water polo traveled to Palos Verdes for a tournament Friday and Saturday. The team started Friday off with a 6-2 win... More »

Tigers Record Perfect Record

South Pasadena High’s varsity girls’ golf team completed its seventh straight undefeated season by defeating Gabrielino High School last Thursday at Almansor Golf Course, winning... More »

South Pas Takes on League Foes

South Pasadena High’s cross country team finished its second of three all-league meets last week, leaving just November’s League Championships on the Rio Hondo League... More »

Candy Alternatives for Halloween: Sweet!

When the twinkling Christmas lights, gleaming garlands and animatronic reindeer go on display at Home Depot, it could only mean one thing:  Halloween is almost... More »

Red Ribbon Week in SoPas Schools

South Pasadena teachers are promoting the importance of a healthy lifestyle, including eating well and treating others with respect and kindness, as part of Red... More »

‘Forbidden City’ Author at South Pas Library

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Arthur Dong was on hand to discuss his new book, “Forbidden City: Chinese-American Nightclubs, 1936-1970” in the Library Community Room on Thursday night. ... 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 »

Jazz Musician to Donate Entire CD Collection to SoPas Library

Professional jazz musician, Mark Hatch, a longtime South Pasadena resident, is in the midst of donating his entire personal CD collection, about 1500 discs in... More »

2014 Tiger Tourney Scheduled for Friday at Brookside Golf Club

The South Pasadena Educational Foundation will host its second annual Tiger Tourney on Friday, October 24, at Brookside Golf Club, adjacent the Rose Bowl, in... More »

‘Forbidden City’ Author at South Pas Library Tonight

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Arthur Dong will be on hand to discuss his new book, “Forbidden City: Chinese-American Nightclubs, 1936-1970” in the Library Community Room on Thursday,... More »

Preserving City’s Open Space

It took more than six years of citizen efforts to transform an illegal dumpsite into a natural, habitat park, but after a dedicated effort, the... More »

City Officials Open Discussion on Proposed Community Center

Viewing three conceptual designs and site plans, South Pasadena residents provided input last Saturday on what they’d like to see should a new multipurpose community... More »

Police Chief Inspects Uniforms of Officers at Formal Ceremony

South Pasadena Police Department Officers and Staff Lineup on Mission St. Standing at attention, South Pasadena’s 40 sworn police officers joined department employees at a... More »

Accident Results in Overturned Car on Fair Oaks Avenue

Two vehicles collided near the corner of Fair Oaks Avenue El Centro Street in South Pasadena Wednesday afternoon resulting in one flipping over. South Pasadena... More »

Tournament of Roses Named Madison Elaine Triplett as the 97th Rose Queen

The Tournament of Roses on Tuesday named Madison Elaine Triplett as the 97th Rose Queen in an official ceremony at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium Plaza.... More »

A Neighborhood Night on the Town

Artists and businesses in South Pasadena teamed up to host the Fall Arts Crawl last Saturday, another in a series of popular evening strolls along... More »

Metro Unveils New Rail Car For Expanding Metro Rail System

To continue unprecedented growth in public transportation in the region and to fulfill the promise made to voters when they passed Measure R in 2008,... More »

Tigers Compete in Clovis Invitational

South Pasadena High’s cross country was represented at last week’s Asics Clovis Invitational in Fresno, with both the boys’ and the girls’ varsity teams making... More »

South Pas Falls to La Cañada in Rio Hondo League Match

South Pasadena High’s boys’  water polo team dropped a close 8-7 match to La Cañada in the second round of overtime last Thursday. The Tigers... More »

South Pasadena Picks up Easy League Win Over La Cañada

South Pasadena High’s girls’ varsity tennis team played its  fourth league game early last week at home against La Cañada. The Tigers easily handled the... More »

Tigers Keep Unbeaten Streak Alive, Improve to 11-0 Overall

The South Pasadena High School varsity girl’s golf team outplayed Azusa High School for the second straight time this season, beating the Aztecs 216- 273.... 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 Pasadena’s Halloween Spooktacular Set for Oct. 31

The City of South Pasadena’s annual Halloween Spooktacular will be held at Orange Grove Park, 815 Mission St, on Friday, October 31, from 5:30 p.m.... More »

Emergency Response Training Taught to South Pas Residents

Forty-three South Pasadena residents took part in the city’s inaugural class of community Emergency Response Team training (CERT).  Residents will likely need to depend on... More »

Residential Burglary Alert – Suspect Seen in Buena Vista Area

On Thursday at about 5:52 p.m., a residential burglary occurred in the 1100 block of Buena Vista. “The suspects parked across the street from the... More »

South Pas Orchestras Gearing Up to Perform During Holidays

The Los Angeles Children’s Orchestra and the Los Angeles Children’s Chamber Orchestra have been selected to perform in the 55th Annual Los Angeles County Holiday... More »

Third Annual SPARC Juried Exhibition at So Pas Gallery

South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) has announced its third annual juried exhibition, slated from October 15 to November 15, at the So Pas Gallery, 1121... More »

Would You Like to Have Art for Breakfast?

Art for Breakfast? According to Michael Burgess of the Burgess Collection, “Most people enjoy art in their homes, in art galleries, and in public spaces. ... More »

South Pas City Council Looks to Appeal Sex Offender Ordinance

South Pasadena City Council members will consider this week appealing the city’s sex offender ordinance. “This does not do anything to make our community any... More »

Mariachi Band and Water on Minds of Oneonta Members

The Oneonta Club hosted the Los Mariachi’s group to entertain the club on Monday night in Gray Hall at Oneonta Congregational Church. In addition, Shane... More »

Matt Ronnie Sworn in as Sergeant at Police Dept.

Family, longtime friends,  police and city officials were all on hand last Thursday morning to congratulate Matt Ronnie after he was sworn in as a... More »

South Pasadena Nature Park Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

After more than six years of citizen effort to transform an illegal dumpsite into a natural, habitat park, the South Pasadena Arroyo Seco Woodland and... 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 »

SPEF Holds Annual Fall Fund Drive for Schools

One of the biggest annual fundraisers for South Pasadena schools is taking place this week as, the South Pasadena Educational Foundation conducts its latest Fall... More »

40th Annual AbilityFirst Gourmet Festival of Fall

AbilityFirst held its 40th annual AbilityFirst Gourmet Festival of Fall,” a delicious gourmet tasting event, last Sunday, October 5, at the home of Mary and... More »

City to Study Protocols from Communities

City Council members directed City Manager Sergio Gonzalez last week to move forward with creating a policy and protocol guidelines for the City Council and... More »

Ban on Plastic Bags Goes into Effect Today at Farmers’ Market

On Thursday, October 2, the South Pasadena Farmers’ Market will begin compliance with the recently passed ordinance that bans single use plastic bags. The City... More »

School District Expands Arts Programming for Students

The new school year has  brought with it newly expanded arts’ programming in South Pasadena Unified School District. Take an early morning walk by the... More »

Library Author and Music Night with 60s Rock Oct. 16

P.F. Sloan, the legendary songwriter and producer of many famous hit songs, will be presented in the South Pasadena Library Community Room on Thursday, October... More »

Students Learn from Best at Virtual Business Training

South Pasadena High’s school campus was packed to capacity last Thursday as about 450 students from 16 different high schools descended upon the local campus... More »

Brian Jehue Among Top Teachers in L.A. County

It’s the innocence of the children, their excitement for learning and helping them strive for success that makes it easy for Brian Jehue to eagerly... More »

Council Approves Ordinance Introducing Advertising Restrictions

South Pasadena City Council members are doing what they legally can to avoid a situation where  a pink van advertising “Topless Maids” won’t turn up... More »

2015 Tournament Of Roses® Royal Court Selected

The seven members of the 2015 Tournament of Roses Royal Court were announced today at Tournament House. Selected from a group of 31 finalists, the... More »

Go Green – Bring Your Own Bags!

On Thursday, October 2nd, the South Pasadena Farmers’ Market will begin compliance with the recently passed ordinance that bans single use plastic bags. The City... More »

WISPPA acknowledges collective effort to pass new Massage Law

WISPPA, Women Involved in South Pasadena Political Action, would like to thank the co-authors of the Massage Therapy Act of 2014, AB1147, Assemblymembers, Chris Holden,... More »

GOVERNOR OKs ASSEMBLYMEMBER HOLDEN’S BILL TO STOP GREASE THIEVES AND PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT (AB 1566)

Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bill to give law enforcement stronger tools to combat the growing problem of kitchen grease theft has been signed into law by... More »

A Noise Within Opens Season with The Tempest & The Importance of Being Earnest

A Noise Within, Southern California’s only year round classical repertory company, has opened it’s 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with The Tempest & The Importance of Being... More »

Extreme Heat Predicted

The City of South Pasadena will open Cooling Centers on Friday, October 3, (103º), Saturday, October 4 (104º) and Sunday, October 5 (97 º) ,... More »

Assemblymember Holden Scores Legislative Victories in 2014 Term

Assemblymember Chris Holden (Pasadena) winds up the 2014 session representing the 41st Assembly District with an impressive list of accomplishments. Among the bills authored by... More »

31 finalists for the Tournament of Roses® 2015 Royal Court.

Top row, from left: #574 Alia Little (Pasadena High School), #593 Savannah Daniel (La Salle High School), #702 Bergen Onufer (Mayfield Senior School), #756 Alisha... 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 »

AbilityFirst Gourmet Festival of Fall Event Celebrates 40th Anniversary

AbilityFirst will hold the 40th annual AbilityFirst Gourmet Festival of Fall, presented by Union Bank,” a delicious gourmet tasting event, on Sunday, October 5th from... More »

Thousands Attend Big Event

STROLL ALONG MISSION STREET – When it began to rain hard early Sunday morning, organizers thought briefly about canceling the 10th annual South Pasadena Cruz’n... More »

U of O Student Pays Visit to MHS

VISITS ALMA MATER – Kevyn Fox, left, currently attending University of Oregon and a private in the ROTC program, stopped by to visit his Alma... More »

Grand Opening for Mission Chiropractic Works in City

MEET THE STAFF – A large gathering turned out last week as Mission Chiropractic Works held a grand opening while showcasing its wellness center, which... More »

San Pascual Stables Take Part in LA Masters Event

STANDOUT PERFORMANCES – This past weekend, San Pascual Stables’ Caroline and David Sterckx led the charity group, “JUMP” to the inaugural LA Masters Grand Slam... More »

End of Summer Concert

AT COMMUNITY LIBRARY ROOM – The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC), in partnership with the South Pasadena Public Library and Friends of the South Pasadena... 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 »

SPEF Gearing Up for Annual Fall Fund Drive for Schools

One of the biggest annual fundraisers for South Pasadena schools will be held next week, when the South Pasadena Educational Foundation conducts its latest Fall... More »

School District Parking Lot Project Update

Editor’s Note – While Don Getman, the architect for the proposed 91-unit mixed use project in the school district parking lot, said a recent story... More »

10th Anniversary Celebration for South Pasadena Nature Park Oct. 10

After more than six years of citizen effort to transform an illegal dumpsite into a natural, habitat park, the South Pasadena Arroyo Seco Woodland and... More »

Pink Van Triggers Action for Council to Introduce Ordinance

South Pasadena City Council members will introduce an ordinance this week prohibiting the parking of mobile advertising vehicles in the city. The issue came to... 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 »

Teens Allegedly Involved in Plot to Kill Students Released

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

Fence Fire Extinquished on El Centro

South Pasadena Firefighters, with support from local agencies, put out a fire on a fence Tuesday afternoon  that traveled to the front porch area of... More »

10th Annual Event Cruz’n for Roses Hot Rod and Classic Car Show a Hit

Nearly 400 hundred cars lined up and down historic Mission Street in the heart of South Pasadena for the 10th annual Cruz’n for Roses Hot... 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 »

Mark “Pocket” Goldberg Trio at the South Pasadena Library

The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC), in partnership with the South Pasadena Public Library and Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library, presented its 4th... More »

Open House Slated for Community Center Design

The City of South Pasadena will be hosting a Community Center Design Open House on Saturday, October 18, at the South Pasadena Senior Center, 1102... More »

2014 Vizio BCS National Championship Brings $128.7 Million to Southern California

The Florida State Seminoles were not the only big winners in the Pasadena area last January.  Enigma Research, an international consulting firm, concluded that the... More »

The Tournament Of Roses Announces Public Pre-sale for the 2015 College Football Playoff Semifinal

A limited number of tickets for the 2015 Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual, which will serve as a College Football Playoff Semifinal, will... More »

Knute Rockne, Dick Vermeil and Ki-jana Carter To Be Inducted Into The Rose Bowl Hall Of Fame

The Tournament of Roses today announced that Knute Rockne, Dick Vermeil and Ki-Jana Carter will headline the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Class of 2014.... 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 »

Thanks for Honoring Me

Letter to the Editor: I would like to thank Mayor Marina Khubesrian M.D., Mayor Pro Tem Robert S. Joe, and the South Pasadena City Council... More »

Doesn’t Have Any Room for Another Bucket!

Letter to the Editor: First of all, thank you for serving on the Council.  While there are those who continually deride those who participate in... More »

There’s a General Lack of Maintenance at SPHS

Letter to the Editor: The special things we have in South Pasadena are great kids, caring parents and hard working teachers.  The high school administration... More »

Concerned About Maintaining Small Town Charm

Letter to the Editor: I was very concerned about the future of our city and the ability to maintain our small town charm and character... More »

Doesn’t Agree with Dual Language Immersion Program

Letter to the Editor: On September 18, the Review published a front page article about the proposed Dual Language Immersion Program (DLIP), starting in Kindergarten.... 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 »

Resurfacing Monterey Road is All That’s Needed

Letter to the Editor: Having lived in South Pasadena in the same home since 1964, I can remember when, years ago, Monterey Road was widened... More »

DODGERS CLINCH NATIONAL LEAGUE WEST DIVISION TITLE

The Los Angeles Dodgers today clinched the 2014 National League West Division Championship, the club’s second consecutive and 13th overall division crown. The Dodgers will... More »

Variety of Activities Available at South Pas Senior Center

The South Pasadena Senior Center offers a variety of classes and presentations to enhance the lives of the older adults of the community. •Friday, Sept... More »

Journey into Trafficking Shown

Women Involved in South Pasadena Political Action (WISPPA) will present “Sand of Silence, Journey into Trafficking with our community” October 8 at 7 p.m. in... More »

Annual Event Supports Many School Activities

The South Pasadena High School Booster Club’s third annual Booster Bash last Saturday is quickly becoming known as the best new party in South Pasadena.... 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 »

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 »

Resident Talks About Discovery of Suspect Inside Outdoor Shed

As she was about to pull away in her car to run an errand, Krista Ocon noticed a man in her yard standing under the... More »

Council Turns Down Idea for Pocket Lanes on Monterey Rd.

South Pasadena City Council members voted 3-2 last week to not allow left-hand pocket lanes on Monterey Road at Meridian Avenue. South Pasadena Mayor Marina... More »

Float Out for Test Drive on Fair Oaks

They call them the “Pinks,” short for the Los Angeles Pink Dragons, all breast cancer survivors who will be riding – or, let’s make that... 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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »