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Gunmen Rob Ocean Liquor Second Time in 10 Days

Two Suspects Leave with $250 in Cash on Saturday Night

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 »

Barney Frank Author Event Set for SP Library on Friday

Barney Frank, who has served in the U.S. Congress for 22 years, discussed and signed his new memoir “Frank: A Life in Politics from the... More »

SPARC Gallery Exhibition, Followed by Key Fundraiser

The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) hosted its inaugural exhibition in the new SPARC Gallery at 1121 Mission Street on Thursday, of work by Lun*na... More »

Dodgers Add Prepaid Lanes in 2015

The Los Angeles Dodgers will be adding dedicated prepaid lanes for fans purchasing parking passes in advance for games during the 2015 season. Fans should... More »

“Tree Talk with Tim”- Professional Arborist

In honor of California Arbor Day, celebrated on March 7th, local arborist Tim Crothers will talk about the various benefits of trees, how to maintain... More »

Barney Frank

22 year Congressman Barney Frank will be discussing and signing his new memoir Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage... More »

“Cesar Chavez”

A free, public screening of the 2014 feature film “César Chavez: History is Made One Step at a Time” will be presented in the South... More »

A Day(dream) at the ‘Cat Park’ in City

With plans readied at City Hall and a naming contest underway among residents, my neighbors and their pooches eagerly await the opening of a new... More »

Plans in the Works to Upgrade Council Chambers at City Hall

A community meeting to learn about and comment on the proposed remodel and redesign of the Amedee O. “Dick” Richards, Jr. City Council Chamber, 1424... More »

Council Shows Concern for Impacts of Synthetic Turf

South Pasadena City Council members voted 4-1 in favor, with Mayor Pro Tem Diana Mahmud casting the lone dissenting vote, to submit a letter supporting... More »

South Pasadena Community Garden Becomes a Reality

After five years of planning, several committees, an outpouring of community interest, and a very supportive South Pasadena City Council, the very first South Pasadena... More »

Governor Announces $1 Billion Emergency Drought Package

As severe drought conditions in the state continue, city officials remind residents to be mindful of the situation and to be conscientious about reducing water... More »

Roaring 20s Prom at Senior Center

Many in the community turned out last week for a ‘Senior Prom’ for seniors, who enjoyed dinner and dancing. The event at the South Pasadena... More »

Forum on Monday Explores 710 Tunnel, Other Options

What are your thoughts on a tunnel under South Pasadena? The topic will be debated among proponents and opponents on Monday, March 30, during a... More »

Spring Fling on Saturday Night

The South Pasadena Tournament of Roses will hold its 11th Spring Fling annual casino night on March 28, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the... More »

Police Warn Residents About Rash of Burglaries on Alpha Ave.

Within the past week there were two residential burglaries and one auto burglary that occurred on Alpha Avenue in South Pasadena. The auto burglary occurred... More »

City Officials Say Progress Being Made on Rialto Theatre

City officials anticipate the public will soon witness work on the Rialto Theatre, long in a dilapidated state, now that it has been sold to... More »

Two Gunmen Rob Ocean Liquor on Huntington Drive

Police are looking for a pair of gunmen who robbed a South Pasadena Liquor store at gunpoint late Friday night. According to authorities, the suspects... More »

Two Vehicles Collide at Monterey Rd. and Milan Ave.

A two car collision Friday evening at Monterey road and Milan Avenue saw drivers of both cars transported to the hospital by paramedics. According to... More »

23 South Pas Boys Attain Cub Scouts’ Highest Award

12 Webelos also Earn 20-Pin Super Achiever Awards at Blue & Gold Dinner South Pasadena’s largest Cub Scout group, Pack 7, honored 23 Webelos with... More »

Houston Rockets’ Dwight Howard

The NBA standout answered questions, took photos, and brightened the day for kids and teens struggling with serious life challenges Eight-time NBA All-Star Dwight Howard,... More »

Congratulations to Minu Jun and Somi Jun

National Silver Medal Recipients for the 2015 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Minu and Somi, local brother and sister, each will receive silver medals in... More »

Animal Commission Opening

Mayor Robert S. Joe announced that there is an unanticipated opening on the City of South Pasadena (City) Animal Commission (Commission), a five-member Commission that... More »

Residential and Auto Burglary Alert

Within the past week there were two residential burglaries and one auto burglary that occurred on Alpha Avenue. The auto burglary occurred on 3-14-15 between... More »

Freeway Fighters Urge Public to Sign Petition Opposing Tunnel

With the release of the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the SR 710 extension on March 6, the No 710 Action Committee is asking all... More »

Play Ball in South Pasadena!

It always seems to draw a laugh, those moments when former state Assembly member Anthony Portantino uses self-depracating humor to tell others how he got... More »

South Pas Senior Center Host St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon

Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, was celebrate at the South Pasadena Senior... More »

D.U.D.E.S. Host Poker Tourney at War Memorial Building

Dads Uniting Dads in Education and Service (D.U.D.E.S.), a charitable organization aiming to provide better educational facilities and resources for South Pasadena Schools, along with... 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 »

Classical Music at St. James’ Church

St. James’ Episcopal Church in South Pasadena hosted an evening of classical music last Sunday as part of a fund-raising effort to financially support restoration... More »

South Pasadena High Baseball Team Picks Up Fourth Win

Behind solid pitching by Brandon Louie and 10 hits on the day, South Pasadena High rolled to a 6-2 win over Salesian Thursday in the... More »

Ai Restaurant Parking Lot Resurfaced for Taping of ‘Modern Family’

Resurfacing of parking lot at Ai Restaurant on Fair Oaks Avenue in South Pasadena will be used an episode of “Modern Family,” a hit series... 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 »

They’re Friends ‘Furever’

Dog and cat lovers descended on Garfield Park last Saturday morning as the City of South Pasadena held it annual “Doggy Day with Cats, Too”... More »

Art in the Afternoon Scheduled for Sunday at South Pas Library

Romberger Guild, the organization which supports a group home for young women in South Pasadena, will hold their second “Art in the Afternoon” event on... More »

Woman’s Club Urges Donations for Key Project

The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena urges the community to support their 2015 “March of Pines,” fundraising drive for the Penny Pines Reforestation program. The... More »

Opening Day Ceremonies for Little League Slated Saturday

South Pasadena Little League is gearing up to the Opening Day on Saturday, March 14, beginning at 9 a.m on Clarich Field at Arroyo Park.... More »

T.J.Maxx Employees Walk in Memory of Stephanie Glazier

The numbers only tell part of the story. Cancer is a disease that is affecting millions. According to officials for the Susan G. Komen Race... More »

South Pasadena Falls Short of Winning CIF Soccer Crown

South Pasadena High’s boys’ soccer team’s magical run in CIF playoffs came to an end on Saturday, when the Monrovia Wildcats topped the Tigers 1-0... More »

Metro, Caltrans Release Draft Environmental Impact Study

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) on Friday released a Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement... More »

Hats Galore at WomansClub

Some 50 women gathered at the Woman’s Club on March 4th for a Spring Membership Tea and Luncheon. Many of them donned hats, as well... More »

South Pas High Season Ends in State Title First Round Contest Tuesday Night

South Pasadena High’s boys’ soccer team’s magical run in CIF playoffs came to an end on Saturday, when the Monrovia Wildcats topped the Tigers 1-0... More »

Kathleen Michel Recognized as School District’s Golden Apple Award Recipient

On February 25, the South Pasadena Unified School District recognized long-time school and community volunteer, Kathleen Michel, at the Northwest San Gabriel Valley Administrators Association... More »

South Pasadena Middle School Students

Seven students from the South Pasadena Middle School’s (SPMS) Creative Writing Club were recently invited to visit IdeaLab, a technology incubator started by Bill Gross... More »

Caltrans and Metro Release Draft Environmental Document on Proposal to Close SR-710 Gap

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) today released a Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS)... More »

Draft EIR on 710 North Study Released Today

The Draft Environmental Impact Report/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIR/DEIS) for the SR 710 North Project has been released to the public. What does this mean?... More »

Young Scientists Shine at Arroyo Vista

There were descriptions of exploding volcanoes, a time machine and shooting soda. One experiment at Arroyo Vista Elementary School’s science fair last week asked how... More »

Suspect Steals Cash and Cookies from Girls Scouts

SUSPECT DESCRIPTION: Male, Black, 18 years, 506-507, 130, wearing blue jeans, dark shoes with white laces, and a white colored hooded pull-over sweat jacket, with... More »

Tickets Now on Sale for March 28 Fundraiser to Support SoPas Float

The South Pasadena Tournament of Roses will hold its 11th annual Casino Night on March 28, from 6 to 10 p.m., at the War Memorial... More »

D.U.D.E.S. & SPMS Booster Club Host Main Event Poker Tourney

Dads Uniting Dads in Education and Service (D.U.D.E.S.), a charitable organization aiming to provide better educational facilities and resources for South Pasadena Schools, along with... More »

SPLL’s Opening Day Scheduled for March 14 at Clarich Field

SPLL is gearing up for a super fun spring season and to that end is hosting its annual Opening Day Ceremony on Saturday, March 14... More »

City Not in Violation of State Elections Code

In response to a citizen group’s concerns why the South Pasadena City Council did not take action to place an initiative matter on the ballot... More »

Bench on SoPas High Campus Honors the Late Ralph Punaro

Remembered for his longtime dedication and support of South Pasadena High, a bench has been placed on the school campus in memory of former Athletic... More »

First Municipal Park in U.S. Maintained 100% Emissions Free

If Michael Cacciotti were to wave a magic wand and eliminate air pollution, you might witness the happiest man on the planet. Wind the guy... More »

Hearings Set for Draft Environmental Document

A pair of hearings are scheduled in the wake of Caltrans and Metro’s release of a draft environmental document, which analyzes five alternatives to address... More »

Pasadena Police and Assemblymember Holden

A portion of the Foothill Freeway (I-210) in Pasadena will be dedicated in honor of slain Pasadena Police Agent Richard Morris on March 13 –... More »

South Pasadena High Soccer Team Advances to CIF Semifinals

Under the cool desert air of Palm Springs, South Pasadena High’s boys’ soccer team advanced to CIF-SS semifinals with a 4-2 win over the Rancho... More »

South Pasadena Falls in CIF Semis to Santa Margarita 60-38

After an impressive league record with no losses, South Pasadena High’s girls’ basketball team looked unbeatable. Few expected the heartbreaking 38-60 loss to the Santa... More »

Area Residents Took to Heart Helping Children with Challenges and Raised more than $47,000

Hundreds of charity-minded area residents exercised the opportunity to enjoy first-class meals while simultaneously raising more than $47,000 for youngsters in need of mental-health and... More »

USC TROJAN AFFILIATES SPEARHEADS USC DAY OF SERVICE AT HILLSIDES

USC Trojan Affiliates invites the community to participate with them at the USC Alumni Day of Service, an international day of service sponsored by the... More »

Educators from China Come to City

On Monday, February 23, a group of five educators from China visited SPUSD’s District Office and Arroyo Vista Elementary School. The group toured various offices... More »

Children’s Charity Hillsides Opens Remodeled Recreation Room

These are some of the new activities available to the children of Hillsides, a premier provider of child welfare services serving children in foster care... More »

Garfield Park 100% Gas, Emissions Free

A walkable, family-friendly community with great public schools is often used to describe South Pasadena. Add to that, South Pasadena has also gained a reputation... More »

Big Picture Ideas Addressed at Community Forum

On Saturday, February 7, more than 75 community members attended the City of South Pasadena Strategic Planning Community Forum at the Library Community Room. During... More »

CIF-SS Seeding Doesn’t Play into South Pasadena’s Hands

South Pasadena High’s wrestling team concluded its 2014-2015 season with an unsuccessful run for Masters at the CIF Coastal Division tournament, hosted at Lakeside High... More »

Middle School Mathematicians Triumph

The competitive math team season is off and running, and the Tiger Cub mathletes from South Pasadena Middle School triumphed at the 43rd Annual Don... More »

South Pasadena High Students Shine at SkillsUSA Competition

Several members of the South Pasadena High School chapter of SkillsUSA took home plenty of medals recently at the organization’s Regional Occupational and Leadership championships... More »

55 SPHS Students and 4 SPHS Teachers Earn Scholastic Awards

More than 300,000 students grades 7 through 12 participated nationally in this year’s Scholastic competition, in categories ranging from Critical Essay Writing to Poetry to... More »

City Council Focuses on Goals at Strategic Planning Meeting

City Council members made minor changes to three-year goals and objectives, concentrating on a variety of key issues during a Strategic Planning Community meeting last... More »

Chinese New Year Celebration Features Luncheon at War Memorial Building

Chinese New Year was celebrated on Monday at the War Memorial Building as the South Pasadena Chinese-American Club sponsored a festive luncheon. The event featured... More »

UUT Opponents Question Why City Council Didn’t Take Action

A local group of citizens affiliated with the South Pasadena Tax Limitation Committee questioned last week why the City Council didn’t take action within a... More »

Potential Tunnel Trouble

MACHINERY FAILS – They call it “Bertha,” a massive tunnel-boring machine that arrived Seattle in July 2013. Seattle city officials expected a tunnel underneath the... More »

Missing 15-Year-Old South Pasadena Girl Found in Altadena with Adult Male

A 15-year-old South Pasadena girl who was reported missing from her home in the 100 block of Monterey Road on Monday night was found in... More »

St. James’ Episcopal Church to Host Evening of Classical Music

St. James’ Episcopal Church in South Pasadena will host an evening of classical music on Sunday, March 8, to financially support restoration of the historical... More »

School District Talks Dual Immersion

On February 12 in the District board room. Dr. Geoff Yantz, District Superintendent; Dr. Steve Seaford, Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services; Dr. Laurie Narro, Principal,... More »

Authors Take on Environment in Book About Smog in China

A special author night with Chip Jacobs and Bill Kelly will be presented on Thursday, February 26, at 7 p.m. in the South Pasadena Library... More »

Library and Friends Host Jazz Concert and CD & Art Book Sale

As part of the South Pasadena ArtsCrawl on Saturday, February 21, the South Pasadena Library and the Friends of the South Pasadena Library will present... More »

South Pasadena High Wins County Academic Decathlon

South Pasadena High added to its already lofty California Distinguished School designation by winning the 2015 Los Angeles County Academic Decathlon. The announcement was made... More »

Celebrate the Arts on Saturday

Arts Crawl Events Showcase Artists and Musicians and Highlight the City’s Business District Artists and businesses were teamed up to host another multi-sensory experience at... More »

South Pas Remains Unbeaten in League

Temple City High battled South Pasadena to the bitter end, but the Tigers escaped with a 42-36 road victory over the Rams last Friday to... More »

‘Operation FireFly’ Encourages Lights on Bicycles

SAFETY FIRST – The City of South Pasadena teamed with the Los Angeles Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) last week to host Operation Firefly, a education and... More »

Magic and Key Message at Schools

INTERNET SAFETY – Cris Johnson, who presents programs throughout the country, was in South Pasadena last week talking to students about the Internet and how... More »

City Council Delays Putting UUT on Ballot

South Pasadena City Council members made the decision last week to not immediately enact an ordinance that would repeal the city’s utility users tax (UUT).... More »

ASSEMBLY MAJORITY LEADER HOLDEN

Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) today announced staff additions at his Capitol and district offices. Kayleen Maya-Aviles joins the Pasadena office as district director. Maya-Aviles, who... More »

Track at South Pasadena High Open

Members of South Pas’  championship track team  were among first to break in the newly refurbished running track at the high school.  Coach Richards and... More »

Neighborhood Watch Program Takes Bite Out of Crime in City

South Pasadena Police Chief Art Miller talked about the importance of the city’s Neighborhood Watch program with about 60 block captains during a key meeting... More »

Chamber of Commerce Exec Steps Down After 11 Years

South Pasadena Chamber CEO/President Scott Feldmann told his board of directors on Friday he is leaving the post to pursue personal interests after 11 years... More »

City Council Asks Input from Cultural Heritage Commission

Finalizing where to build a proposed community center in town remains in question as City Council members grappled with the concept in a lengthy discussion... More »

Council Approves Contract to Improve Curbs and Gutters

During the January 21 meeting, the South Pasadena City Council awarded a contract to improve curbs and sidewalks and make them ADA accessible. The city... 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

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 »