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 »

Enjoying the Pokémon Go Craze in South Pas

Pokémon Go is seemingly the biggest fad right now. Already the most downloaded and highest grossing application on the App Store, the game is a... More »

Middle School Students Learn Life Skills at Summer School

South Pasadena Middle School provided a large variety of summer school classes anywhere from reading and writing strategy classes to sewing classes. Summer school was... More »

2016 Summer Arts Crawl

Mission Street was abuzz last Saturday night as many came out to enjoy the 2016 Summer Arts Crawl. The free, family-friendly evening  provided  a little... More »

Feasting on the Fan Fest and Other All Star Game Related Activities

A couple of my favorite experiences as a lifelong baseball fan have been attending the Major League All-Star Games in Anaheim in 1989 and in... More »

Community Gets Together at Radhika Restaurant in City

Many local businesses were represented last week at the after-hours mixer hosted by the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce at Radhika restaurant, 966 Mission Street,... More »

Educational Fun for Elementary Summer School Students

The South Pasadena Educational Foundation concluded summer classes for elementary school students last Friday, not before the kids had plenty of fun. Sophie Lin’s Chinese... More »

South Pas Police Chief Reflects on Dallas Memorial Services

The aftermath of the assassination of four Dallas police officers and one Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police officer has left the City of Dallas reeling... More »

Family Fun Night in South Pas!

Hundreds turned out last Friday night as the City of South Pasadena hosted the first of two family movie nights this summer in Garfield Park.... More »

Cooling Center Triggered

EXCESSIVE HEAT Thursday July 21 through Sunday, July 24, 2016 The City of South Pasadena will open the Cooling Centers on Thursday, July 21 through... More »

South Pas Rolls Through Section 3, On to State Championship

The South Pasadena Little League Majors All Star Softball Team continued it’s undefeated post-season, winning the Section 3 Title.   With only one other team in... More »

Art Photo Exhibit Saturday Focuses on Local Public Transit

A unique, never-before-seen fine art photo exhibit focusing on local public transit will be showcased in the Library Community Room on Saturday, July 16, from... More »

Farmers’ Market to Celebrate 17th Anniversary with Activities

Happy anniversary to the South Pasadena Farmers’ Market! The farmers’ market celebrates its 17th Anniversary on Thursday, July 14.  More than 60 certified farmers and... More »

Council Takes Hard Look at Community Center

As a result of actions by the City Council last week, a community center continues to look like it’ll be a part of the South... More »

Do’s and Don’ts of Creating a Dating Profile

Two weeks ago a friend of mine wanted to pick my brain regarding entering the online dating world after being married for 12 years and... More »

Good News for No 710 Tunnel Advocates at Key Meeting

The Metro Board meeting of June 23 was very interesting and important for the No 710 Tunnel advocates. The Board was to consider the wording... More »

South Pas Police Chief Art Miller Talks About Dallas Incident

It started as an ambush of gunshots killing five officers while screaming crowds ran for cover. It ended with a Dallas police bomb squad robot... More »

Arts Crawl Set for Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m

Summer is here and the July 16 Arts Crawl has arrived. Mission Street will be abuzz with festivities for the event. It’s a free, family-friendly... More »

School Board Unanimously Approves Bond Measure

On Tuesday, the South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) School Board unanimously approved adding a $98 million facilities bond measure to the November 2016 ballot. ... More »

Grand Opening Held for Lloyd & Lane Found Objects

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held early last week at Lloyd & Lane Found Objects, a new vintage furniture shop at 1926 Fair Oaks Avenue in... More »

Vehicle Versus Pedestrian in intersection on Grevelia Street at Stratford Avenue

South Pasadena Police and Fire Department officials responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian incident on Thursday afternoon at about 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of... More »

City Council Gives Approval to Repaint Meridian Iron Works

It’s time to restore the exterior of the Meridian Iron Works, better known as South Pasadena’s  museum. K.C. Restoration Co. has won the contract to... More »

Officer Saves Distraught Woman from Jumping Off York St. Bridge

On Monday, July 4,  at approximately 8:30 p.m., Officer Escobedo and Officer Zamora were on routine patrol in the area of Diamond Avenue and Monterey... More »

SPUSD Board Members Approve Resolution Opposing 710 Tunnel

The South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) approved a resolution opposing all the SR-710 Freeway Tunnel Alternatives, requesting the SR-710 North DEIR/S address the adverse... More »

Raise Your Cups and Toast City’s Festival of Balloons

As part of a longtime tradition, members of the South Pasadena Fourth of July Committee gathered in a public parking lot across from the South... More »

Steve Fjeldsted Recognized for Taking Library to Next Level

Steve Fjeldsted has been the South Pasadena Public Library’s city librarian for 10 years, and has been a librarian for more than four decades. As... More »

Assemblymember Chris Holden Recognizes Veteran of the Year

Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD – 41) honored South Pasadena’s Maricela Guzman, a Navy veteran who served overseas from 1998 to 2002, as the 2016 41st... More »

Prayer Breakfast Supports Quest

South Pasadena’s first Prayer Breakfast held earlier this  year focused on disaster preparedness and raised funds for three local programs. A check for $2,000 was... More »

City Set to Receive Funding to Help Relieve Traffic Congestion

Massive backups along Fair Oaks Avenue, especially during peak commute hours, often leave motorists frustrated, frazzled and anguished at the experience of long delays as... More »

A Festive Fourth in South Pas!

Thousands of people turned out for South Pasadena’s Festival of Balloons Fourth of July Parada on Monday. The Santa Anita A’s provided many Model A... More »

Senior Center Packed for 4th of July Barbecue

The South Pasadena Senior Center was feeling the patriotic spirit last Friday during its annual Fourth of July Barbecue. The place was packed as guests... More »

Large Crowd Enjoys South Pasadena Farmers Market

Summer nights and South Pasadena’s Farmers’ Market make for a perfect combination this time of year. They go together like chocolate chip cookies and milk,... More »

A Triumphant Return of the Colburn Adult Wind Symphony

The Colburn Adult Wind Symphony performed a free patriotic concert on June 30 in front of the South Pasadena Library Community Room. During the last... More »

Fireworks Banned in City of South Pasadena

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

Food Booths in Garfield Park

•Boy Scout troop 139  –  Pizza & Soft Drinks •Girl Scout troop 16221 –  Sno-cones •Boy Scout troop 7 – Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chips &... More »

SPPD Establishes Parking Restrictions for July 4th

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

SP Kiwanis Members Flippin’ Pancakes

The annual Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast, hosted by the Kiwanis Club, is a great way to kick off the very spirited red, white and... More »

2016 Fourth of July Festival of Balloons Parade Lineup

1    South Pasadena Police Department 2    Boy Scout Troop 139 – Color Guard 3    Minutemen Band 4    Minuteman Director Howard Crawford 5    Uncle  Sam 6  ... More »

Tickets for Fireworks Show, Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Sold at Local Stores

This year, South Pasadena honors the National Forest Service during its centennial year as Fourth of July festivities kick off on Monday. Ticket sales for... More »

Be Mindful and Protect Pets During Fireworks Show at SPHS

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

South Pasadena Students Design Fourth of July Posters

Mission Street in South Pasadena has been transformed into a showcase of young artistic talent as part of the annual city-wide Fourth of July poster... More »

National Park Service Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Every year, citizens of South Pasadena look forward to the annual Fourth of July Festival of Balloons. The pancake breakfast, Festival of Balloons, and fireworks... More »

Hope Perello of SPACE Selected South Pas Review Citizen of Year

Hope Perello has been named Citizen of the Year by the South Pasadena Review. Perello is the owner of The South Pasadena Arts Center, known... More »

4th of July Fun in South Pas!

Fun, Festive Day In City There will be plenty of red, white and blue along the parade route on Monday as the City of South... More »

Man Arrested in Connection to Sexual Assault and Residential Burglaries

A Los Angeles man was arrested Wednesday afternoon for sexual assault of three females, for indecent exposure and for a series of residential burglaries in... More »

Earthquake Expert Lucy Jones Keynote Speaker at WISPPA Meeting

Dr. Lucy Jones was the keynote speaker Monday night at the annual summer cocktail party for Women Involved in South Pasadena Political Action (WISPPA). Jones... More »

South Pasadena Police Dept. to Issue ‘Tickets’ for Good Deeds

This summer, the South Pas-adena Police Department will again be teaming up with 7-Eleven stores and participating in their “Operation Chill”. The program was developed... More »

Judson Studios, Bullseye Glass Co. Open in South Pas

The City of South Pasadena welcomed two new businesses last Saturday as the Chamber of Commerce held ribbon-cutting ceremonies for both Judson Studios and the... More »

Drums Featured a Library Event

In connection with the South Pasadena Public Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program “Read for the Win,” the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library continue... More »

SP Fire Department Stresses Importance of Water Safety

The South Pasadena Fire Department wants to remind  residents to make water safety a top priority this summer. Swimming and other water-related activities can be... More »

Safeguard Your Home when You’re Away

Now that school has ended,  many families will be taking their annual summer vacations. South Pasadena Police Department officials remind residents to be mindful that... More »

Omar Lorenzana Sworn in as South Pasadena’s News Police Officer

Omar Lorenzana was sworn in on Wednesday as South Pasadena’s newest police officer. Lorenzana, who resides in Downey with his wife Jessica, took the oath... More »

Fire Department Officials Respond to Six Car Accident on Fremont Avenue

Fire department officials from South Pasadena and San Marino responded to a traffic accident involving six vehicles Tuesday morning on Fremont Avenue, one block south... More »

Screening Slated June 23 for ‘The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit’

A free screening of Ray Bradbury’s “The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit,” a  1998 film rated PG, will be presented in the Library Community Room on... More »

626 Golden Street Festival Nears

The 626 Golden Street Festival is coming soon to the City of South Pasadena. Join the city as it partners with San Marino, Arcadia, Monrovia,... More »

Quake Expert Dr. Lucy Jones to Speak at WISPPA Party

The community is invited to hear world-famous seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones speak at the annual summer cocktail party for Women Involved in South Pasadena Political... More »

Rare Opportunity to Visit New Judson Studio Facility

The world-famous Judson Studios has expanded into South Pasadena, and last Saturday the South Pasadena Preservation Foundation held its annual meeting at the site. Guests... More »

Los Angeles Vegan Beer & Food Festival

Los Angeles Vegan Beer & Food Festival is this Saturday, June 18th at The Rose Bowl & adjacent Brookside Golf Course! This year features over... More »

Grads Talk About Impact SPHS Made on Them

Express Memories of High School and the Experiences They’ll Take as They Focus on College Days Ahead Like all classes graduating under her watch, South... More »

‘Car-Free’ Photography Display at South Pas Library in June

Southern California still remains immersed in a predominantly car-based culture. But, as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) continues to expand services throughout the Southland, more... More »

SPUSD Employee Recognition

The South Pasadena Unified School District recognized many employees last week for their service and commitment during a celebration at district headquarters 25 Years of... More »

‘Gabe the Sasquatch’ at Council Meeting

An unusual visitor found his way to South Pasadena last week, and helped spread the work about a major even in the city at the... More »

Thanks for the Memories!

Prior to Wednesday’s graduation ceremony inside Ray Solari Stadium, South Pasadena High seniors attended the school’s annual Farewell Assembly. The big event on June 2... More »

South Pasadena Middle School

It all started with a warm greeting by South Pasadena Middle School Principal Dave Kubela and ended with Handel’s “Hail the Conquering Hero.” In between,... More »

Marengo Elementary School

Members of the band performed, Principal Kim Sinclair gave a touching farewell, students expressed their memories and sang a collection of songs, including “Count on... More »

Monterey Hills Elementary School

“Let’s Celebrate” was the theme as Monterey Hills Elementary School fifth graders talked about their class memories, presented some books as gifts, and sang a... More »

Arroyo Vista Elementary School

Looking ahead, Arroyo Vista Elementary School students celebrated the theme “We’re on Our Way” during the June 7 hour-long promotion ceremony on campus. Among the... More »

South Pasadena High School Students Say Goodbye

Prior to Wednesday’s graduation ceremony inside Ray Solari Stadium, South Pasadena High seniors attended the school’s annual Farewell Assembly. The big event on June 2... More »

Rainwater Havesting Addressed at South Pas Beautiful Meeting

South Pasadena Beautiful held its annual meeting on June 2  in the South Pasadena Library Community Room. Jeff Hutchison, a sustainable solutions community educator with... More »

BMX Cyclists Dazzle the Crowd at South Pasadena Schools 

Amazing feats on bicycles were accomplished last week as BMX put on two exciting freestyle shows at Arroyo Vista and Marengo Elementary Schools. Using two... More »

South Pasadena High School Seniors Say Goodbye

Prior to Wednesday’s graduation ceremony inside Ray Solari Stadium, South Pasadena High seniors attended the school’s annual Farewell Assembly. The big event on June 2... More »

She Goes the Extra Mile for USC Athletes

South Pasadena resident Mimi Butler, above, has earned the prestigious Legend of Troy Award at the University of Southern California. The Legend of Troy is... More »

Two South Pasadena Residents on Ballot

Two South Pasadena residents are running for office in the June 7 election and appear on the sample and vote-by-mail ballots that have been delivered... More »

Skills USA Shine in Sports Medicine

SKILLS U.S.A. MEMBERS include, front row, from left, Sagar Raju, Benjamin Quirk, Cameron Benitez, Joshua Garsin and Justin Moyer. Back, Cassandra Islas, Nia Bertino, Anthony... More »

City Council Holds Public Hearing on 2016-17 Budget

The South Pasadena City Council held a public hearing this week marking the third time the proposed budget for next fiscal year was up for... More »

Memorial Day

In a moving tribute South Pasadena Mayor Diana Mahmud led a brief Memorial Day service at the War Memorial Building, 435 Fair Oaks Avenue, on... More »

Linda Hess, Founder of Urban Harvester, Woman of the Year

“What do you do with your food at the end of the day?” South Pasadena resident Linda Hess often finds herself asking the question to... More »

Bon Voyage Paul Groves

LONGTIME SOUTH PASADENA HIGH teacher and Tiger Bingo volunteer caller, Paul Groves, second from left, was recognized by those who volunteered alongside him for his... More »

Sewer Rehabilitation Project Set to Begin Phase 2 Soon

The City of South Pasadena will begin construction of the Sewer Rehabilitation and Replacement Project Phase 2 in the next several weeks. The project is... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »