South Pasadena Kids Compete in All-City Track Meet

Fun for All Ages in Annual Event at South Pasadena

South Pasadena elementary school students were moving at a fast clip on Friday at they took part in the annual All-City Track Meet at South... More »

South Pasadena Community Garden Gets Boost from OSH

Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH) hosted a grand re-opening event on Saturday April 25 at its newly remodeled store in South Pasadena. The celebration began at... More »

BMW and Bicycle Collide on Fair Oaks Avenue

Fire and police department officials were quickly at the scene after a vehicle and bicycle collided on Friday at about 2:45 p.m. in the 700... More »

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation Dine Out Event

Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Numero Uno Pizza Dine-Out Day Fundraiser Supporting the Tournament of Roses Foundation Join Fellow Tournament & Foundation members and bring your... More »

Sending a Unique Message

SPHS junior,Josh Klapardo, found a unique method to request a prom date from his girlfriend, Emy Quino He covered her car with hundreds of post-it... More »

Key Recognition

David Margrave, a former City Councilmember and community volunteer, was honored on Wednesday night in appreciation of his longstanding and loyal commitment to public service... More »

The Kiwanis Club of South Pasadena

The Kiwanis Club of South Pasadena hosted two World War II Veterans, at their weekly luncheon, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Larry Stevens recalled his experiences... More »

Don’t Miss the Last Chance to Swing and Win $1 Million

(PASADENA, Calif., April 23, 2015)—Caring members of the community have one last chance to swing a golf club and walk away one-million-dollars richer. This seven-figure... More »

Residential Burglary

SUSPECT DESCRIPTION: Male, White, dark hair, 25-30 years, wearing a collared shirt, pants, backpack and riding a bicycle. LOSS: Wallet, sunglasses, keys, remote control, vehicle... More »

Water-wise Practices Showcased at Four South Pas Homes

South Pasadena Beautiful marks its free 45th annual Garden Tour on Sunday, April 26, from 1-4 p.m. by highlighting the water-wise practices of four beautiful... More »

Birds Receive Luxury Treatment

BIRD OF PARADISE – Marengo, Arroyo Vista and Monterey Hills Elementary Schools became construction zones last week as students, designed, measured, glued and painted their... More »

It’s a Roarin’ Good Time with ‘The Boy Friend’ at SoPas High

The Jazz Age lives on in The Boy Friend, a light, romantic spoof of 1920s musical comedies, presented by the Drama Department of South Pasadena... More »

Work Continues Friday Afternoon on Gold Line Repairs

Update: April 25, 2015 Single tracking of trains remains in effect between Southwest Museum and Del Mar with three-car trains every 20 to 25 minutes.... More »


LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today recalled outfielder Chris Heisey from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioned left-handed pitcher Adam Liberatore to Triple-A. Heisey... More »


LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today acquired left-handed pitcher Xavier Cedeno from Washington in exchange for cash considerations. To make room on the... More »

Restaurateur Guy Fieri Enjoys Pastrami Sandwich at High Life

Guy Fieri, who has a huge following on the Food Network, casually walked into Hi Life Burgers in South Pasadena recently, chowed down on one... More »

Community Shredding Day Slated for Saturday at School District

The South Pasadena Kiwanis Club in co-operation with the City of South Pasadena and the South Pasadena Police Department has scheduled a Community Document Shredding... More »

South Pasadena High Shines at Academic Decathlon Nationals

Six decathletes from South Pasadena High School brought home 21 medals from the 2015 United States Academic Decathlon (USAD) National Championships. South Pasadena High’s medal... More »

Two Teens Admit to Making Criminal Threats at SPHS

Two teens admitted today they made a criminal threat in connection with planning a mass shooting at South Pasadena High School last year, the Los... More »

Middle School Presents ‘Grease: School Version’

If you, your friends, neighbors or family are looking for a fun activity to do this weekend, be sure to check out South Pasadena Middle... More »

Marengo Elementary 3rd Graders Learn How to Run Successful Restaurant

Marengo Elementary School third graders rolled out the red carpet, so to speak, last Friday night as they opened the doors to the “Ritz Carlson”... More »

SPCC Dinner at Omni Hotel

More than $20,000 was raised at the 26th Annual Dinner Dance held by the South Pasadena Chinese-American Club at the Omni Hotel in downtown Los... More »

Portantino Wants to See Cost Benefit Analysis on 710 Tunnel

Anthony Portantino’s voice is finally being heard. The former state Assemblyman who hopes to win a seat in the state Senate someday and a longtime... More »

What You Need to Know About Tonight’s Taste of South Pasadena

Thank you so much for supporting the 4th Annual Taste of South Pasadena sponsored by the Rotary Club of South Pasadena! We are looking forward... More »

SPHS Music Program Brings Home Gold!

The SPHS Instrumental Music Department participated in the Worldstrides Heritage Festival in San Francisco last weekend and received 8 total awards. 22 schools from 6... More »

The 7th Annual South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival

On Saturday, May 2nd the South Pasadena Public Library Community Room will again serve as ‘The Carnegie Stage,’ one of the premier showcases of the... More »

Firefighters Faced with Tricky Terrain in Putting Out Fire

Fire officials were forced to run a hose more than 1,200 feet up hill from ground level late Friday afternoon to put out a fire... More »

South Pasadena Kiwanis Club

Community Document Shredding Day April 25th, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. SPUSD School District Parking Lot (1020 El Centro – Enter on Fairview) Sub-Headline :... More »

Celebrities Expected to Join Saturday’s Autism Speaks Event

Organizers say 55,000 people and a gaggle of television stars from shows like “Homeland.” “Parenthood,” and Jimmy Kimmel will flood into the Rose Bowl Saturday... More »

Carol Calandra Women of Distinction Award Winner in South Pasadena

Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) announced the names of 14 women from across the San Gabriel Valley who will receive the 2015 Women of Distinction Award.... More »

Rep. Chu Statement in Support of Low-Wage Worker Walkouts

Rep. Judy Chu, whose 27th District represents South Pasadena, released the following statement in support of low-wage workers around the country who are walking off... More »

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles WHAT:   Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles will celebrate 103 years of Girl Scouting and recognize local volunteers for... More »

Earth Day Event and Garden Tour

Celebrate Earth day at a fun-filled, educational block party! The event will take place on Saturday, April 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on... 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 »

Assemblymember Chris Holden Hosts Interactive Town Hall on the State Budget

La Verne – Want to understand how the California state budget works? Assemblymember Chris Holden and the University of La Verne are hosting the “Next... More »

Holden Honors Pasadena Holocaust Survivor at Capitol Ceremony

Sacramento – In a moving ceremony today at the State Capitol, Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) honored Holocaust survivor Ike Langholz of Pasadena whose nightmarish journey... More »

Youth Governor, Sits in Mayor’s Seat…What’s Next for Local Teen?

It was difficult to budge her out of the seat, as Lena Gavenas looked comfortable assuming the position of South Pasadena’s mayor – at least... More »

An Easy and Inexpensive Mode of Transportation Offered in City

Are you 55 or over and need daytime transportation? Or do you have a disability and no way to get around? City officials are urging... More »

Two Teens Admit to Making Criminal Threats at South Pasadena High

Two teens admitted Wednesday they made criminal threats in connection with a planned mass shooting at South Pasadena High School last fall, the Los Angeles... More »

Outgoing Fire Chief Says He’ll Miss South Pasadena

After serving a year as the city’s fire chief, James Frawley is moving on to hold the same position in the Northern California City of... More »

Mike Neff Promoted to SoPas Police Dept. Captain

Needles on badge pins are extremely sharp, and, in fact, can be dangerously piercing. If those in the room didn’t know it before Mike Neff... More »

News Helicopters Fly Over South Pasadena Area Following a High-Speed Pursuit

News helicopters were flying over the South Pasadena area Wednesday while the California Highway Patrol was busy making an arrest following a high-speed pursuit that... More »

They’re Making a Difference at SP Library

Three Honored at Key Event Friday, April 10, was declared as Library Volunteer Recognition Day in the City of South Pasadena. During last week’s City... More »

Famed Trial Reporter at Library

Linda Deutsch is often asked what makes a high profile trial, one that captures the imagination of the public and finds its way on the... More »

Girl Scouts to Rebuild Eddie Park Bridge

The footbridge in Eddie Park, a beloved ceremonial site for generations of local scout troops, had fallen in disrepair and was removed last August, but... More »

Historic Vote

In what South Pasadena city officials are calling an “historic vote,” the Pasadena City Council officially opposed a tunnel Monday night in the decades-long battle... More »

Mix and Munch Holds Spring Re-mix

Mix N Munch is celebrating five years in South Pasadena. Just in time for Grilled Cheese Month, Mix N Munch held a spring re-mix party... More »

Pasadena City Council Votes to Oppose 710 Tunnel

In what South Pasadena city officials are calling an “historic vote,” the Pasadena City Council officially opposed a tunnel Monday night in the decades-long battle... More »

Update on Gold Line Train Fatality in Highland Park

Passengers arriving in South Pasadena this morning on the Metro Gold Line were shocked to witness a man’s death on the tracks between South Pasadena... More »

South Pas Picks Up Key Non-league Victory in Baseball

A makeshift lineup, leaving South Pasadena High shorthanded, came up big Saturday as the Tigers got a much-needed 5-2 win over Mark Keppel of Alhambra... 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 »

South Pasadena High Falls to Temple City 4-3

South Pasadena High, in search of its second league win, fell to Temple City 4-3 on Wednesday in a game it felt it needed to... More »

SPHS Softball Falls 5-4 to Temple City Despite Early Lead

South Pasadena High’s softball team narrowly lost its first game after the spring break at Temple City High School on Wednesday. With half the season... 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 »

South Pasadena Public Library

The Library has a variety of free children’s programs planned for the spring, including Storytimes, Barks and Books, the “Be Kind to Animals Week” Art... More »

Friends of Crowell Public Library

San Marino, CA, April 8, 2015. The Friends of Crowell Public Library’s Meet the Authors series celebrates Asian Pacific Heritage Month with authors Naomi Hirahura,... More »

Local Girl Scout Engineering Whizzes to Compete in 

LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2015 — After putting in an average of 10 hours per week since September building and programming working robots, Girl Scouts of Greater... 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 »

Hillsides to Hold Fundraiser at Santa Anita Park on April 12

Want to be an across-the-board winner at Santa Anita Park? Join Hillsides at its annual “A Day at the Races” on Sunday, April 12. No... More »

What’s New at Dodger Stadium?

With the opening series against San Diego come and gone, it’s a reminder that spring is here and, as Vin Scully likes to say: “It’s... More »

Shred Your Documents on April 25

The South Pasadena Kiwanis Club in co-operation with the City of South Pasadena and the South Pasadena Police Department has scheduled a Community Document Shredding... More »

Life-Changing Advocates to Help Individuals in Dire Need

Representatives of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) ) will present a unique volunteer opportunity to assist children on Saturday, April 11, at 2 p.m., in... More »

Marengo Students Win State Destination Imagination Event

Five fourth-grade South Pasadena boys won first place in the elementary division of the California Destination Imagination State Tournament in Riverside last Saturday. Marengo Elementary... More »

Caltrans and Metro Adding Two Public SR-710 Hearings

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) last week announced the addition of two more public hearings... More »

City Manager Urging Residents to Drastically Cutback on Water

Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. last week announced actions that... More »

Power Outages Reported in South Pasadena

Residents reported to South Pasadena fire officials Tuesday night that palm fronds fell on wires in the area, starting small fires, that have resulted in... More »

Kids Have Fun at City’s Eggstravaganza Event

With rides, a petting zoo, an egg hunt, and more, many came out to the Spring Eggstravaganza last Saturday in Garfield Park from 12 noon... More »

One of the Oldest, Successful Home & Garden Tours in U.S.

WHO – Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA), a non-profit organization bringing music enrichment programs to Southern California. WHAT – PSHA is preparing for... More »

PCDA Hosts Its First-Ever Move-a-thon on April 11

Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA) is hosting its first-ever Move-A-Thon on Saturday, April 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rose Bowl Brookside Park.... More »

State Water Board Warns That Water Right Curtailments Are Coming Soon

As California enters a fourth year of drought with a record-low snowpack, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) is warning that water... More »

Opening Day at Dodgers Stadium Launches Opening Series Presented by Bank of America

LOS ANGELES – Opening Series presented by Bank of America, a three-game set that officially kicks off the 2015 season, begins with Opening Day at... More »

Big Bunny’s Spring Fling – Friday, April 3 in Los Angeles

This annual event features a slew of fun activities—pet a fuzzy bunny, make a be-a-bunny craft, have your photo taken with Big Bunny (for a... More »

South Pasadena Chinese-American Club

The South Pasadena Chinese-American Club is offering six scholarships for South Pasadena High School (SPHS) graduating seniors totaling $25,000. Two $10,000 scholarships will be awarded... More »

Join us to Support

Dear South Pasadena Businesses, The Leo Clubs and Lions Clubs across southern California need your help in promoting the Special Olympics World Games 2015. We... More »

Caltrans and Metro Add Two More Public Hearings for Community Feedback to Draft Environmental Document on SR-710

(April 2, 2015) The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) today announced the addition of two more... More »

Small businesses impacted by construction of expanding Metro Rail system to receive compensation from new Business Interruption Fund

WHAT: Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Eric Garcetti, joined by Metro Board members Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, and Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, will deliver first checks... More »

Metro’s Dodger Stadium Express Bus Service

Metro will offer Dodger Stadium Express bus service from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to Dodger Stadium beginning on Saturday, April 4 for the... More »

Priority One CU and Senior Center Give Back To The South Pasadena Community

In an effort to assist within the communities we serve, our staff organized a branch-wide donation of gift baskets for the elderly. Expecting a few... More »

“The Family You Choose”

WHAT: “The Family You Choose” An original musical written and produced by Cuba Swift & Wendy Sill. WHO: Presented by Fremont Centre Theatre and Cuba... More »

Gov. Brown Directs First Ever Statewide Mandatory Water Reductions

Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced actions that will... More »

Hillsides to Hold Fundraiser at Santa Anita Park on April 12

Want to be an across-the-board winner at Santa Anita Park? Join Hillsides at its annual “A Day at the Races” on Sunday, April 12. No... More »

Local Food Startup Supports USC for Skid Row Initiative

On April 2, USC students will make 5,000 sandwiches for the homeless and participate in activities to promote initiatives to combat chronic homelessness. The 13th... More »


PASADENA, Calif.—The public can attend one or both public meetings in Pasadena April 13 and April 14, 2015 regarding the Caltrans and Metro State Route... More »

High Achieving Team Recognized

South Pasadena High’s boys’ varsity soccer team was honored last week by the local school board after winning the Rio Hondo League title, moving on... More »

Understanding Budget Process

Do you wonder where your property taxes go? Are you curious about how your city decides which street sections to repair next? The City of... More »

Destination Imagination Team Wins State Title

South Pasadena High School Destination Imagination Team – “The Fellas over There with the Hella Good Hair” – won first place at the California State... 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 »

‘Where Do We Park?’

An author night program with Richard P. Willson discussing the principles of urban parking management that are contained in his two recent books on the... More »

Lecture by the Authors of “The California Native Landscape

At the South Pasadena Library on April 1st from 7 pm to 9 pm. Come listen and learn from these experienced horticulturists! “The California Native... More »

Save the Date – April 18th

Pasadena, CA – On the eve of the 100th Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, Pasadena will unveil an inspirational memorial to the first Genocide of... More »

Mail Theft Suspect Arrested

On Monday, March 30, 2015, at about 8:00 A.M., officers from the South Pasadena Police Department were alerted to a reckless driver in the area... More »

710 Freeway Tunnel Debate at CalState L.A

A two-hour debate on extending the SR 710 North was held next door to the 710 freeway stub near Cal State LA on Monday night.... More »

James Frawley Departing as South Pasadena’s Fire Chief

James Frawley, who served as fire chief for the City of South Pasadena for nearly two years, will be departing soon to take the same... More »

Amazon Delivery Truck Hits Two Vehicles from Behind on Monterey Road

Two vehicles were stopped at a traffic light on Monterey Road at Via del Rey Monday morning when an Amazon delivery truck struck them from... More »

2015 SPTOR Spring Fling

The South Pasadena Tournament of Roses held its 11th Spring Fling annual casino night last Saturday at the War Memorial building, 435 Fair Oaks Avenue,... 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 »

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 »

Monterey Hills School Students Get Active on Sports Day

Students at Monterey Hills Elementary School enjoyed a full morning of exercise Friday as they were given an opportunity to take part in a variety... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »