South Pasadena Residents for the Separation of Church and State believe that a mayor’s prayer breakfast is wrong and divisive for the city of South Pasadena.

In late 2014, a self-appointed small group of people along with former Mayor Bob Joe, formed a non-profit to facilitate an annual event titled Mayor’s... More »

I Found Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Inspiring and Inclusive

Letter to the Editor:  I just wanted to respond to last week’s front page article in this newspaper which described how some residents were uncomfortable... More »

Felt Excluded When the Mayor’s Breakfast was Announced

Letter to the Editor: My initial reaction when the South Pasadena Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast was announced was that I felt excluded. I felt like the... More »

South Pasadena Chinese-American Club

Letter to the Editor: This is the time for kindergarten registration, when parents can elect to participate in the Spanish or Mandarin dual-language lottery.  Fall... More »

The NFL in South Pasadena: It’s a Win-Win

Dear Commissioner Goodell: In just 35 days, your NFL season kicks off.  And, as you well know, for the 20th consecutive year, it will do... More »

Heart Health

In order to perform work, the heart, like all other organs in the body, needs oxygen and nutrients. The heart has its own special circulation,... More »

Members of the California Transportation Commission (CTC)

October 8, 2014 Dear Honorable Chair and Members of the California Transportation Commission (CTC), The City of South Pasadena (City) would like to thank the... More »

Educated Workers: Key To Economic Growth

Educated workers are the key to sustained economic growth. Graduation rates are beginning to rise but too many youth still lag behind. In the San... 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 »


(Printed in The Quarterly Magazine Fall 2014 issue) It is believed that North America was initially settled through a continuous influx of people from Asia... 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 »

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 »