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Bicyclist Injured in Accident on Monterey Road Wednesday

Goes Over Handlebars of Bike, Treated by Paramedics

Paramedics were on the scene to attend to a man who, according to a South Pasadena Fire Department official, went over the top of his... More »

SPCC Celebrates 25th Annual Fundraiser

The South Pasadena Chinese-American Club will celebrate 25 years as a major contributor to the South Pasadena community on April 19 during its annual dinner.... More »

Gold Line  Power Outage

Following yesterdays  Gold Line  power outage, motorists fared no better today as  MTA crews  closed down the  key crossing at Monterey road and Pasadena avenue, ... More »

Assemblyman, who Represents South Pas, Honors War Heroes

The sinking of the destroyer USS Frank E. Evans during Vietnam War exercises in the South China Seas is one of the lesser-known military tragedies... More »

SPHS Virtual Business Team Wins National Championship!

South Pasadena High students from the school’s award-winning virtual business varsity school team, Oasis, have won the national business plan competition. Janet Anderson, the school’s principal... More »

Longtime SPHS Athletic Director Ralph Punaro Remembered

South Pasadena High Principal Janet Anderson will remember Ralph Punaro as a “dear friend, mentor, and all-around good guy,” talking about the man who lost... More »

Shakespeare By the Sea Coming to South Pasadena This Summer

Shakespeare by the Sea, featuring two of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark,” the classic drama of greed, corruption and rage in the... More »

Motorists Surprised by York Bridge Roadwork

The York bridge that traverses the Arroyo and is a major traffic artery that connects South Pasadena to Los Angeles was closed Saturday to all... More »

Southland Experiences a 5.1 Earthquake Friday Night

A 5.1 earthquake shook much of the southland, including South Pasadena, Friday night at 9:09 p.m. Reports are coming in that it shook underneath South... More »

City to Hold Community Workshop to Set Next Year’s Budget

The City of South Pasadena will soon launch an interactive budget-planning process to set next year’s budget. “The goal is to give our residents several... More »

Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested by South Pasadena Police

South Pasadena Police arrested a 22-year-old man from Pasadena on Wednesday on sexual assault charges at Rite Aid pharmacy on Fair Oaks Avenue. In early... More »

South Pasadena High Seventh in State Academic Decathlon Competition

Formed only a year ago, South Pasadena High’s Academic Decathlon team came away with a stunning seventh place finish in last weekend’s state competition. El... More »

SPHS Principal Janet Anderson Says Athletic Director Resigned

South Pasadena High Principal Janet Anderson said on Friday afternoon that Mark Zalin has resigned as the school’s athletic director. Zalin, who has held the... More »

A Memorable State Title Run

When the season began in late November, Tammy Lai didn’t know how good her team could be, but the South Pasadena High girls’ basketball coach... More »

4.4 Earthquake Jolts Southern California

Southern California residents were rattled awake on Monday morning as a 4.4 magnitude earthquake shook a large part of the area around 6:25 a.m. Earthquake... More »

South Pasadena Falls to Lakeside 64-56 in State Tournament

South Pasadena High’s hopes for a state title came to an end Saturday night as Lakeside High of Elsinore handed the resilient Tigers a 64-56... More »

South Pasadena High Wins First Round State Tournament Game

South Pasadena High’s girls’ basketball team handed Sierra High School a 74-69 loss Wednesday night in first round state tournament action. The Tigers, now 21-6... More »

Saying Goodbye to Education After 42 Years

I will be retiring as South Pasadena’s superintendent at the end of this week. I’d like to take this opportunity to say some thank you’s... More »

City Ordinance Imposes 45-Day Moratorium on Massage Parlors

South Pasadena City Council members unanimously adopted an interim urgency ordinance last week, which imposes a 45-day moratorium on the establishment or expansion of massage... More »

14-Year-Old Girl Tells Police She was Raped in Garfield Park

A 14-year-old girl told South Pasadena Police earlier this month that she was raped in Garfield Park in November 2013. The victim reportedly told police... More »

State Education Officials Eliminate California Standards (STAR) Test

State education officials have approved a new method of state testing this spring, moving away from an academic assessment of students that had been in... More »

South Pasadena San Marino YMCA Hosts Open House

Community members are welcome to visit the Y from March 10 to 15 to workout and take classes. Membership is free for the week, and... More »

City Council Approves Sale Agreement of Parcel of Land

South Pasadena City Council members approved a contingent purchase and sale agreement on Wednesday night for a property that was previously purchased for the Downtown... More »

City Council Imposes 45-day Moratorium on New Massage Establishments

South Pasadena City Council members unanimously adopted an interim urgency ordinance Wednesday night, which imposes a 45-day moratorium on the establishment or expansion of massage... More »

South Pasadena Students Shine in ‘Destination Imagination’ Event

Seven student-teams from South Pasadena Unified are advancing to the state final tournament of the annual “Destination Imagination” competition. D.I., as it is known among... More »

An Act of Gratitude by TJ Maxx to Fight Breast Cancer

Employees of T.J. Maxx paid tribute to Stephanie Glazier, a former employee with the company, by forming “Team Glazier” for last Saturday’s Susan G. Komen’s... More »

South Pasadena Fire Officials, SPPD Spend Busy Day During Storm

With the first major storm hitting the area in months, South Pasadena Police and fire officials have spent a busy day in South Pasadena trouble-shooting... More »

Fjeldsted Meets Fjeldsted in South Pasadena

A few weeks ago, City Librarian Steve Fjeldsted was introduced by a mutual acquaintance to, astonishingly, one of his blood relatives in South Pasadena. Chelsey... More »

Celebration Slated Saturday for Music Center and Conservatory

On Saturday, March 1, starting at 7:30 p.m., The South Pasadena Music Center and Conservatory will celebrate its 10-year anniversary at the South Pasadena War... More »

South Pasadena High Wins Third Straight CIF Basketball Game

South Pasadena High’s girls’ varsity basketball team keeps on rolling. The Tigers won their third straight playoff game on Wednesday, this time powering past visiting... More »

Second Wave of Rain Expected Before End of Week

AccuWeather.com reports another round of rain is headed for California before the end of the week, bringing further relief from the extreme drought gripping much... More »

Dancing Dads Get Set for Fathers’ Follies Event

The Dancing Dads are getting their groove on. Local dads, grandfathers, uncles and teachers will be performing on March 7 at South Pasadena Middle School... More »

East West Players Theatre for Youth Presents “Our American Voice” at Library on March 6

A free, public performance of “Our American Voice” will be presented in the South Pasadena Community Room on Thursday, March 6, at 7 p.m. The... More »

DDA Put on Hold to Explore Environmental Concerns by City

Efforts to approve a distribution and development agreement (DDA) for a major construction project in South Pasadena were put on hold last week after local... More »

It’s Official – Geoff Yantz to Take Over as Superintendent

The South Pasadena Board of Education has selected Dr. Geoff Yantz to replace retiring superintendent Joel Shapiro. The Board will identify Dr. Yantz at a... More »

DDA Put on Hold to Explore Environmental Concerns by City

Efforts to approve a distribution and development agreement (DDA) for a major construction project in South Pasadena were put on hold last week after local... More »

Teachers and School District Reach Settlement on Thursday

School District officials and the Teachers’ Association of South Pasadena (TASP) reached a tentative contract agreement on Thursday, calling for a more than 4 percent... More »

Good Citizens, the Rotary Needs You

Rotary Club of South Pasadena Lock-Up has just been announced. http://rotarylockup.eventbrite.com Join us and visit this site and make a bail donation toward the event.... More »

Negotiations Continue with District’s Top Choice

South Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education members reached a decision last week on who they would like to replace retiring superintendent Joel Shapiro,... More »

Alert for Parents Regarding Child Annoyances in City

In response to reports of several child annoyances in recent weeks, the South Pasadena Police Department has issued some guidelines for parents to help protect... More »

Top Stolen Vehicles in South Pasadena for 2013

The number of stolen cars increase 6 percent in the city last year compared to 2012, according to latest data released by the South Pasadena... More »

The Latest Crime Summary for 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. STOLEN VEHICLE... More »

School District Set to Launch Summer Projects

Plans for a 10-classroom building, including science labs, are part of a series of construction projects expected to start this summer, according to South Pasadena... More »

School District, Yantz Continue Negotiations Over Contract

South Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education members reached a decision last week on who they would like to replace retiring superintendent Joel Shapiro,... More »

Second Place Goes to South Pasadena High in Academic Decathlon Competition

South Pasadena High’s Academic Decathlon team, just a year old, came away with the second highest score in division I in this year’s Los Angeles... More »

Fire Dept. Officials Put Out Fire at South Pasadena High

South Pasadena Fire Department officials, along with support from local agencies, knocked down a fire inside a wood shop class within 10 minutes at South... More »

Thoughts on Proposed Pavilions Expansion Effort

Letter to the Editor: At a recent community meeting, representatives from Safeway introduced preliminary plans for redeveloping the South Pas Pavilions site. They expressed the... More »

Portion of Major Freeway Closed Presidents’ Day Weekend

Los Angeles transportation officials are alerting I-405 and regional freeway motorists of an 80-hour northbound I-405 Freeway closure operation in the Sepulveda Pass this Presidents’... More »

Water Main Break on Arroyo Drive

Work crews battled to repair a water main break on Arroyo Drive early Monday. Motorists and pedestrians had to “tread” carefully to maneuver the flooded... More »

Police Question Man Following Altercation

South Pasadena police, responding in force to an altercation on El Centro Street (in front of the South Pasadena Unified School District), detained a man... More »

City Council, Staff Come Up with Big Picture Ideas

Big-picture ideas identified at a Citizen’s Summit in late January formed the basis for City Council and the city’s senior management staff to outline top... More »

Woman Struck by Car at El Centro Street and Adelaine Avenue

A woman, said to be in her 60s, was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital Saturday afternoon with apparent head injuries after being struck by a... More »

Gates Down at Metro Gold Line Crossings in South Pas

A dispatcher with the South Pasadena Police Department said on Thursday afternoon that the gates at Metro Gold Line crossings are in a down position... More »

South Pas in Four Super Bowl Commercials

This year’s Super Bowl, won by Seattle over Denver, marked the debut of four commercials which had pieces filmed in South Pasadena. The commercials were... More »

SPUSD Hosts Parenting and Teaching Strategies Forum

The South Pasadena Unified School District hosted a forum January 29 on the topic of parenting and teaching strategies for children’s lifetime success.  The forum,... More »

Pavilions Officials Discuss Expansion Plans Monday Night

Pavilions, in the 1200 block of Fair Oaks Avenue, is expected to be making a significant expansion to its South Pasadena property, according to City... More »

Talking City’s Key Issues with Mayor Khubesrian, M.D.

Since taking over as mayor about six weeks ago, Marina Khubesrian, M.D., not unlike her role as a councilmember, has attended her share of meetings,... More »

South Pasadena Police Issue ‘Robbery Alert’

On January 30 at about 8 p.m., South Pasadena Police say an armed street robbery occurred in the 400 block of Magnolia. According to authorities,... More »

Power Out in One Part of the City Late Friday Night

City Manager Sergio Gonzalez reports that some businesses in one section of the City of South Pasadena will be without power late Friday night and... More »

Woman’s Club Meeting Features Vietnam’s Donut Dolly

When many young people were protesting the Vietnam War in the 1960’s, Jan Moorehead went to work for the American Red Cross and headed to... More »

Showcase House Holds Empty House Party

It was an enchanted evening when over 500 guests attended the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) annual Empty House Party. This event is... More »

City and School District to Share K9 Narcotics Services

South Pasadena City Council members recently approved a memorandum of understanding with the local school district for K9 narcotic services. New on the police department... More »

Woman Pedestrian Struck by Truck at Garfield Ave. and Huntingon Dr.

A truck struck a 21-year-old woman from Los Angeles was struck by a vehicle Monday afternoon at the corner of Garfield Avenue and Huntington Drive,... More »

Fire officials Respond to Reports of Electrical Fire on Maple Street

After reports of an electrical fire, South Pasadena Fire Department officials, along with support from neighboring agencies, discovered smoke in the attic of a home... More »

Opening on the South Pasadena Design Review Board

A vacancy has occurred on the South Pasadena Design Review Board (Board), a five-member Board that serves in an advisory capacity to the Planning Commission... More »

South Pasadena Residents Not Allowed to Burn Wood Today

Residents living in specified areas of Los Angeles and Orange counties, including South Pasadena, are not permitted to burn wood in their fireplaces on Thursday... More »

South Pasadena Police Arrest Man for Stealing Mail

A 24-year-old Pasadena man was arrested on Wednesday for stealing mail in South Pasadena. Just before 4 p.m., a South Pasadena Police officer noticed a... More »

Second Woman Claims She Was Abused by Andrea Cardosa

A second woman, wishing to be identified only as Brianna, held a press conference alongside her South Pasadena attorney on Thursday morning claiming she was... More »

Volunteers Asked to Plant Native Plants

Volunteers and students from Occidental College will plant native plants in the Arroyo Seco – South Pasadena Woodland and Wildlife Park on February 1, from... More »

South Pas Honored for Energy Efficiency

The San Gabriel Valley Energy Wise Partnership (SGVEWP) recently awarded the City of South Pasadena with an Energy Efficiency Impact award. According to South Pasadena... More »

South Pasadena Residents Feeling the Effects of Unhealthful Air Today

The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a smoke advisory for portions of Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties cautioning residents that air... More »

Citizen’s Summit Slated for Late January

The City of South Pasadena wants your ideas at the 2014 Strategic Planning Citizen’s Summit coming up later this month. On Saturday, January 25, the... More »

Smoke from Glendora Fire Clearly Seen in South Pasadena

Residents in the hill area of South Pasadena woke up to a massive cloud of smoke from the Glendora fire Thursday morning that ravaged approximately... More »

City Council Votes to Increase Water Rates

South Pasadena City Council members unanimously voted to increase water rates during Wednesday night’s regularly scheduled meeting at City Hall. An 8 percent rate hike... More »

Three South Pasadena High Students Arrested for Allegedly Taking iPads at Marengo School

South Pasadena Police officers investigated a burglary at the Marengo Elementary School on Monday that ultimately led to the arrest of three individuals. During the... More »

South Pasadena Picks Up Easy Victory Going Into League Play

South Pasadena High’s girls’ varsity basketball team cruised to 62-32 victory against Alhambra High last week in their final game before Rio Hondo League play... More »

City Council to Vote on Water Increases Tonight

Residents See Condition of Reservoirs Supplying the City of South Pasadena with Water During a Tour last Saturday South Pasadena City Council members will consider... More »

PASADENA HUMANE SOCIETY TAKES ANIMAL WELFARE TO NEW LEVEL

There’s a new animal welfare standard in town –– the Pasadena Humane Society’s Animal Care Center. The advanced center includes a new Wellness Clinic housing... More »

Infrastructure Needs Driving Up Cost of Water

With residents expressing their discontent over higher rates, some putting their thoughts in letters, city officials are putting together a public outreach effort to address... More »

It’s All About Community Pride

In the minutes leading up to the 125th Rose Parade, Paul Abbey gave South Pasadena’s entry a long look, admiring its beauty, while talking about... More »

Vacancy on South Pas Senior Citizen Commission

An unanticipated vacancy has occurred on the South Pasadena Senior Citizen Commission, a five-member Commission, that acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council... More »

City to Address Water Increases During Forum Tonight

South Pasadena City Council members will consider implementing new water rate increases during Wednesday night’s regularly scheduled meeting at City Hall. An 8 percent rate... More »

How Did They Change Rose Bowl Field So Quickly?

As Stanford and Michigan State fans cleared out of the Rose Bowl following the 100th edition of the game on New Year’s Day, the grounds... More »

South Pas Battles Back After Falling Behind to Marborough

It might just be a situation where South Pasadena High’s girls’ basketball team plays better when its back is to the wall. During last week’s... More »

Witness Sees Bobcat in Monterey Hills Area of City

A resident in the Monterey Hills area of the city has recently seen a bobcat in their rear yard, according to Richard Lee, a crime... More »

Latest Crime Report for City of 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 »

Florida State Comes Back to Beat Auburn for BCS Championship

A beaming Jameis Winston hugged the BCS championship trophy before giving it a kiss and pretending to drop it, prompting laughter among his teammates, during... More »

Rose Bowl Rally Scheduled for Tuesday Afer National Championship

The iconic and legendary Rose Bowl Stadium will host a public Rally Day on Tuesday, January 7, just a day after hosting college football’s national... More »

Pedestrian Struck and Killed on Metro Gold Line Tracks

A man was struck and killed by a Metro Gold Line train near the intersection of Monterey Road and Pasadena Avenue on Saturday afternoon, according... More »

Time to Take a Look Back at 2013 in South Pasadena

A huge celebration, recognizing the city of South Pasadena’s 125th birthday, was held in the city last March Much has happened in the past 125... More »

A Steady Connor Cook Made Difference in Rose Bowl Game

Michigan State entered the 100th Rose Bowl Game ranked No. 4 but were a 6 1/2 point underdog to No. 5 Stanford. The Cardinal took... More »

Key Defensive Stand Derails Stanford in 100th Rose Bowl Game

It’s a play Kyler Elsworth will remember for a lifetime as the Michigan State linebacker went over the top of the heap, stopping Stanford running... More »

Yvette Hall Replaces City Clerk Sally Kilby

South Pasadena City Manager Sergio Gonzalez has named Yvette Hall as the new chief deputy city clerk. “Having served most recently as the City Clerk... More »

Live Auction Raises Nearly $26,000 in Support of Float

A night full of fun, this year’s Crunch Time Party at the War Memorial Building featured a surprise visit from the Rose Queen and Court,... More »

Stanford Coach, Players Talk About Rose Bowl Game

Stanford Offensive Coordinator Mike Bloomgren, quarterback Kevin Hogan and OT David Yankey talked to the media Friday about their game on Wednesday against Michigan State.... More »

Hot Weather will Put Crunch on Decorating Float

Those accustomed to working on the city’s Rose Parade float each year know all about crunch time. Over the next several days they may want... More »

South Pas Children’s Library Winter Programming Set

This winter the Library is continuing in its long tradition of offering free programs designed especially for children. The public is welcome to attend storytimes... More »

Surveillance Camera Shows Woman Stealing Package

South Pasadena police are looking for a suspect who reportedly walked up to a front porch in the 2000 block of Empress Avenue South Pasadena... More »

Celebrated Performers Sing National Anthem

Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill and Darlene Love will kick off the pre-game festivities at the 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO with... More »

Statistics from Weekend DUI Checkpoint in City

No one was arrested for driving under the influence during a DUI checkpoint in South Pasadena over the weekend, but police did confiscate three ounces... More »

Huge Gift-Wrapping Party in South Pasadena

More than 100 children in foster care are going to know the love and care that went into wrapping their gifts…perhaps the only ones they... More »

Kindercare Kids Sings at Senior Center and School District Office

Kids from Arroyo Vista Elementary School’s Kindercare program visited the local Senior Center and the South Pasadena Unified School District office Friday to spread some... More »

Power lines Fall in 1600 Block of Fletcher Avenue

A report that wires were down on the street brought fire officials to the 1600 block of Fletcher Avenue between Oak Street and Huntington Drive,... More »

Marina Khubesrian, M.D. South Pasadena’s Newest Mayor

Marina Khubesrian, M.D., became South Pasadena’s newest mayor Wednesday night. Khubesrian became only the fifth woman mayor in the city’s 125-year history, explained City Councilwoman... More »

SPMS Students Showcase Talents

South Pasadena Middle School students showcased their musical talents Tuesday night during a winter concert featuring three bands and a jazz ensemble. Under the direction... More »

College Football Sensations Highlight All-Century Nominees

In commemoration of the 100th Rose Bowl Game, the All-Century Class will highlight and honor great players and coaches throughout the history of “The Granddaddy... More »

Two Vehicles Collide at Monterey and Via del Rey

A two-car collision at Monterey Road and Via del Rey Wednesday morning resulted in one of the vehicles going up an embankment. South Pasadena Police... More »

Holiday Season in Full Gear at Senior Center, Festive Luncheon Scheduled for Thursday

The South Pasadena Senior Center has the holiday spirit as it gears up for its annual holiday program on Thursday, December 19, which consists of... More »

Tiger Dance Team Presents Winter Recital on Thursday

The Tiger Dance Company, South Pasadena High School’s advanced dance team, will present a winter dance recital on Thursday, December 19, with innovative takes on... More »

South Pasadena Voted Best Suburb to Live in!

The City of South Pasadena won first place for the title of “Best Cosmopolitan ‘Burb” as part of Sunset Magazine’s “Best Places to Live in... More »

Two Burglaries Put Police, Residents on High Alert

A pair of burglaries have the South Pasadena Police Department on high alert in pursuit of suspects involved in a pair of burglaries in the... More »

Crossings Restaurant on Mission Street Now Open

Patrick Kirchen has announced that his Crossings Restaurant is open to the public. Lalo Sanchez, former chef at Parkway Grill, is executive chef and Danielle... More »

Burglars Looking for Packages on Front Porches

Thefts of parcel packages has been an ongoing crime throughout the San Gabriel Valley all year, according to local authorities. “We often see an increase... More »

SPPD Warns of Burglars During Holiday Season

With the holiday season in high gear, people are out shopping for that perfect gift. So will thieves, warns South Pasadena Crime Prevention Officer Richard... More »

Robert Lofthouse Remembered for Teaching SPUSD Students

Robert J. Lofthouse, a longtime teacher in the South Pasadena Unified School District, passed away November 29, 2013. Family members remember Lofthouse, born December 1,... More »

Items Needed to Help Support Live Auction at Dec. 29 Crunch Time Party for City Float

The South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Crunch Party, scheduled for December 29 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the War Memorial Building, will feature a... More »

Santa’s Sleigh Filled for Rose City Toy Drive

A Rose City Toy Drive is a fundraiser that partners Pasadena Restaurants and Businesses with Young and Healthy (a wonderful non-profit that provides health care... More »

Developer Shows School District Project to Public

It soon could become a reality, as Legacy Partners, a development firm based out of Foster City, Calif., will show detailed plans Tuesday night for... More »

Principals to Present School Site Plans Tuesday

Principals from South Pasadena High and the local middle will present their annual site plans during Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting, detailing in length... More »

Assessment of Special Needs Forum Presented

A report from a special needs parent committee forum in October will be delivered during Tuesday’s regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting. Parents of special... More »

Michigan St. and Stanford to Play in Historic 100th Rose Bowl Game

The No. 4 BCS-ranked Michigan State Spartans, champions of the Big Ten Conference, and the No. 5 BCS-ranked Stanford Cardinal, champions of the Pac-12 Conference,... More »

South Pas Firefighters Put Out Heater Fire

After reports of smoke in the area, the South Pasadena Fire Department rushed to the scene of a fire Sunday morning in the 1600 block... More »

Firefighters Respond to Smoke in Bristol Farms Market

South Pasadena Police Department officials and local firefighters, with assistance from outside agencies, were busy Saturday morning after reports of transformers going out of service... More »

South Pasadena Plastic Surgeon Gets Jail Time

A South Pasadena plastic surgeon has been sentenced to five days in jail for allegedly illegally billing emergency room patients. A story in the Los... More »

Vacancy on South Pasadena Finance Committee

An unanticipated vacancy has occurred on the South Pasadena Finance Committee, a five-member advisory group that advises the City Council, the city treasurer, and Finance... More »

South Pasadena Mayor to Deliver State of the City Address

During the City Council meeting on Wednesday, December 18, outgoing Mayor Richard D. Schneider, M.D., will present the 2013 State-of-the-City address, accompanied by a pictorial review... More »

Santa Flips the Switch to Light Christmas tree at Farmers’ Market

With a flip of the switch, South Pasadena officially welcomed in the holiday season Thursday night as Santa Claus turned on the lights to the... More »

Crunch Time on Dec. 29 Supports City Float

The South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Crunch Party, scheduled for December 29 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the War Memorial Building will feature a... More »

City Clerk Sally Kilby Says Goodbye After 13 Years

South Pasadena City Clerk Sally Kilby, who is stepping down from her position at the end of this month, was praised on Wednesday night by... More »

South Pas Fire Officials Assist in Putting Out Blaze

A fire starting at a structure in the 900 block of Electric Avenue in Alhambra spread to a residence next door on Thursday morning, destroying... More »

Mahmud Thanks Community for Voting Her Into Office

Editor’s Note: Diana Mahmud was sworn in Wednesday Night as the newest person to sit on the City Council. Mahmud says she’s grateful to serve.... More »

How Controversial ‘Yellow’ Got Green Light as SPHS Fall Play

You know that super-cool family in town that has it all?  Well they’ve got issues and they’ve got secrets.   And in the South Pasadena High... More »

Book Prices Cut in Half at Friends’ of Library Sale

Prices of all books included in the Friends of the South Pasadena Library’s annual holiday sale of gift-quality books will be cut in half through... More »

Graffiti on SoPas High Campus

DURING THANKSGIVING BREAK – School officials discovered graffiti throughout the South Pasadena High campus early last week. Calling it “pervasive in nature,” SPHS Principal Janet... More »

Water Increase Notices Go Out to South Pas Customers

A notice, indicating new water rate increases, was mailed last week to customers in the city, but residents will have an opportunity to oppose the... More »

UCLA Wins Crosstown Showdown Over USC, 35-14

UCLA was victorious over USC for the first time since 1997 in the Los Angeles Coliseum and knocked off the Trojans for the second straight... More »

South Pas Police Arrest Two Men for Stolen Property

South Pasadena Police arrested two individuals for receiving stolen property in South Pasadena early Tuesday morning. Brought into custody were Elvis Ayala, a 31-year-old man... More »

South Pas Resident Watches Theft in Progress

An alert neighbor recently notified South Pasadena Police of a theft in progress in the 2000 block of Milan Avenue. The neighbor reported that two... More »

Theft Suspects Arrested in Auto Burglary Attempt

An alert South Pasadena police officer interrupted an auto burglary leading to a recent arrest of three men. The officer was on patrol in the... More »

Farewells, New Member Takes Seat at December SoPas City Council Meeting

At the City Council meeting of December 4, the General Municipal Election of  November 5, will be certified, and farewells will be bid to outgoing... More »

South Pas Fire Department Respond to Series of Calls on Tuesday

South Pasadena Fire officials were taxed to the limit on Tuesday, seemingly going nonstop fielding a series of emergency situations in the city. They took... More »

‘Barry’ the SPPD K-9 Is too Cool for School

South Pasadena Police Department K9 “Barry” took time out to pose with preschoolers from Calvary Preschool on Tuesday. The Youngsters took a tour of the... More »

Graffiti Discovered Throughout South Pasadena High

School officials discovered graffiti throughout the South Pasadena High campus on Sunday. Calling it “pervasive in nature,” SPHS Principal Janet Anderson said it is all... More »

Navy Nurse Gets the Review in Afghanistan

Former South Pasadena resident and current lieutenant nurse in the US Navy, Angela Laurance, is caring for military and civilian patients in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Laurance... More »

Low Hanging Electrical Wires on Garfield Avenue

South Pasadena Fire Department officials were called to Garfield Avenue at Harrison Place in the city on Thursday afternoon after reports of low hanging electrical... More »

Power at Middle School Out Throughout the Night

A huge storm that caused massive accidents on the 210 and 5 freeways and brought wires and trees down in many parts of Southern California,... More »

Issue Raised About Proliferation of Massage Businesses in South Pas

Lisa Boyd questions why the city needs another one, expressing concern after hearing rumors that the Blockbuster store, soon to go out of business on... More »

Councilman Urges Community to Signup for Tiger Run

City Councilman Michael Cacciotti is urging community members to signup for the upcoming Tiger Run on Saturday, December 7, which will be offering a new... More »

Annual Report of the Library Board of Trustees

The citizens of South Pasadena look to their city government to ensure the safety and security of persons and property, to create and maintain facilities... More »

Annual Report of the Public Works Commission

Editor’s Note: Steven Ray Garcia, chair of the Public Works Commission, gave the organization’s annual report at the Wednesday, November 20, City Council meeting. Here... More »

Ultimate Tournament of Roses Experience Winners Announced

South Pasadena Tournament of Roses officials, including Ted Shaw and Alan Vlacich, were on hand Wednesday night as Mayor Richard Schneider M.D., pulled out the... More »

Appreciation for Madalynne Wardlowe and Her Hard Work

South Pasadena Mayor Dr. Richard Schneider presented a certificate of appreciation to Madalynne Wardlowe for her more than five years of volunteer service on the... More »

Mayor Schneider Announces City Commission Vacancies

Mayor Richard D. Schneider, M.D., announced that vacancies are coming up on several City Commissions, with appointments scheduled to be made in January 2014 by... More »

State of the City Delivered December 4

During the South Pasadena City Council meeting of December 4, the General Municipal Election of November 5, 2013, will be certified, and farewells will be... More »

Bicycle Tour New Addition to Booster Club Tiger Run

A new twist has been added to the upcoming Tiger Run, presented by the South Pasadena High School Booster Club, with the addition of a... More »

Woman’s Club of South Pas Planning Holiday Boutique

The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena is busy planning their annual Holiday Boutique and Christmas Store  to be held Saturday, December 7  from 9:30 am... More »

Tournament of Roses Accepting Grant Applications

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2014 grant assistance program. Eligible applicants are organizations with 501(c)(3) status that are... More »

SPEF Thanks Major Donors at Party in City

South Pasadena Educational Foundation (SPEf) invited major donors to a special reception Friday night at Burke Triolo Studio in South Pasadena. Participants enjoyed cocktails and... More »

Trader Joe’s Food Stores Recall Two Salads in California

Trader Joe’s has recalled two of its salads, store officials saying they could be linked to E. coli, a serious food-borne illness if, if they... More »

South Pas Drops CIF Quarterfinal Water Polo Match to Mira Costa

South Pasadena High’s hopes fell short of going to the CIF-Southern Section water polo semifinals next week after the Tigers fell 8-3 to Mira Costa... More »

Girl Scouts Assembled and Sold Natural Disaster Kits

South Pasadena Girl Scout Troop 3311 has been together since they were Brownies and now they are Cadette’s having just completed their Silver Award. The... More »

South Pas Fire Dept. Responds to Smoke Inside an Apartment

After reports of smoke coming from an apartment Friday morning, South Pasadena Fire Department officials found a pan on a stove inside the residence at... More »

South Pasadena High Drops CIF Contest to Alta Loma

South Pasadena High’s girls’ volleyball season came to an end Thursday Night as Alta Loma outlasted the Tigers 3-2 in CIF Southern Section second round... More »

Police Warn of Mail Theft in South Pasadena

Crime Prevention Officer Richard Lee says the South Pasadena Police Department continues to see a rise in mail theft. “Many residents did not even know... More »

Auto Burglaries on the Rise in South Pasadena

In less than a week, the South Pasadena Police Department reported six auto burglaries in the city. SPPD Crime Prevention Officer Richard Lee says reports... More »

Cultural Heritage Commission Annual Report

During a recent South Pasadena City Council meeting, Robert Conte, chair of the Cultural Heritage Commission, provided audience members and those watching from home on... More »

Latest Crime Report 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 Pas Wins CIF Water Polo Playoff Opener

There were plenty of questions going in, but South Pasadena High’s water polo team quickly answered them as the Tigers rolled to a 10-6 win... More »

South Pas High Volleyball Team Wins CIF First Round Game

South Pasadena High’s girls volleyball team is headed to second round action of CIF-Southern Section play after a business-like 3-0 win over visiting Paramount on... More »

South Pasadena Boys Varsity Captures Fourth Straight Title

South Pasadena High’s cross country thundered to its regular season finale last Thursday in its best Rio Hondo League showing of the year. The most... More »

S.P. Fire Department Gets Assistance from San Gabriel

South Pasadena City Council members held a study session this week to address potential resource sharing with the City of San Gabriel and, perhaps, down... More »

South Pas Police Cadet Honored

During last week’s City Council meeting, South Pasadena Police Chief Art Miller, right, recognized Jorge Gomez, a cadet with the department, for his outstanding efforts... More »

Theft Suspects Arrested by South Pasadena Police

An alert South Pasadena police officer interrupted an auto burglary early Wednesday morning. The officer was on patrol in the 1200 block of Huntington Drive... More »

Major Work Underway on Mission Street

Major repaving of Mission Street is underway this week between Fair Oaks Avenue going east to Marengo Avenue in South Pasadena. It’s one of the... More »

South Pasadena Wins Title for Fourth Straight Year

A fourth consecutive Montview League Championship and the progression of individual Tigers into the second round of CIF highlighted another successful year for the South... More »

Council Winners Talk About Issues

Pounding the pavement, wearing out shoes, maybe even breaking a sweat, Michael Cacciotti went the extra mile – literally – in his bid for reelection... More »

Giulioni Joining Incumbents Kipke, Eilers on School Board

Step one for two incumbents reelected to the South Pasadena Board of Education and one challenger winning a seat will be to replace a retiring... More »

South Pasadena Library Hosts Holiday Sale

Members’ Preview Night on Friday, Nov. 22 will kick off the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library’s annual holiday sale of gift-quality books from... More »

Cacciotti and Mahmud Talk About Winning Council Seats

Pounding the surface, wearing out shoes, maybe even breaking a sweat, Michael Cacciotti went the extra mile – literally – in his bid for reelection... More »

Police Respond to Home Invasion Robbery in City

On Friday at approximately 6:10 p.m., a South Pasadena resident living in the 1500 block of Camino Lindo, arrived home and interrupted two burglars who... More »

Tigers End Season with Win Over Blair

On a cold night, South Pasadena High School football coach Marty Konrad thanked his team for “taking care of business in the first half,” then... More »

Adolescent & Family Experts at South Pas High

Adolescent and family experts Dr. Joe Dilley, Joy Malek, M.S, and Dr. Mitesh Parekh will be panelists at South Pasadena High School’s PTSA forum on... More »

South Pas Library Offers Access to Practice Tests

Learning Express Library, an online exam learning system, is available through the South Pasadena Public Library website: www.southpasadenaca.gov/library. This database provides free, online, interactive practice... More »

Fire Department Gets Assistance from San Gabriel

South Pasadena City Council members held a study session this week to address potential resource sharing with the City of San Gabriel and, perhaps, down... More »

Juried Exhibition Saturday Night at South Pas Chamber

South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) is hosting its second annual juried exhibition through November 30 at the So Pas Gallery Pasadena, 1121 Mission Street, in... More »

Blockbuster Store in South Pas Closing

Blockbuster, a once highly profitable video rental chain now owned by Dish Network, will close its roughly 300 remaining retail stores in the United States,... More »

Cacciotti and Mahmud Win City Council Race

Incumbent Michael Cacciotti and challenger Diana Mahmud won two seats on the South Pasadena City Council in Tuesday’s municipal election. After trailing early, Mahmud surpassed... More »

Winter Holiday Programs at SP Library

 The South Pasadena Public Library invites families to two free December programs, including an Elizabethan Music and Dance and Shakespeare event and a Lego Mania... More »

Bicycle and Vehicle Collide Near Mission and Orange Grove

A cyclist was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital on Sunday morning after his bicycle collided with a vehicle just before 8 a.m. near the corner... More »

South Pasadena Plays Season Finale Friday

Blair High’s football team, which hasn’t scored a point in more than a month, faces a team also looking for its first league win Friday... More »

SPHS Students Enjoy Homecoming Picnic

Officially it’s called a picnic, but few were sitting around enjoying the ideal fall weather Friday afternoon at South Pasadena High School. In the traditional... More »

Mobile Training Unit Makes Debut in South Pas

South Pasadena Chamber Past Chair Odom Stamps, left, Councilmember Michael Cacciotti, Chamber Member Dollie Chapman, Councilmember Bob Joe, Mayor Pro Tem Marina Khubesrian, Councilmember Philip... More »

Free Mulch and Compost Giveaway Event

  The City of South Pasadena will be hosting a free mulch and compost giveaway event on Saturday, November 9th from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30... More »

Latest Crime Summary for South Pasadena 10/30/13

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 »

Vote by Mail Request Period Ending

For the Nov. 5 Local and Municipal Consolidated Election The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean C. Logan reminds L.A. County voters to request a... More »

Two Cars in Collision on Meridian Avenue

A two car collision injured one driver and  severely damaged the two vehicles involved in the Sunday incident. The accident closed the busy Meridian thoroughfare... More »

Man Hit by Metro Train at Monterey Rd. and Pasadena Avenue

An L.A. County Sheriffs’ Department official said a Metro Gold Line train, heading toward the South Pasadena Station, hit a pedestrian on the tracks Sunday... More »

Neighborhood Watch Community Awareness Day in South Pas

The South Pasadena Police Department and the South Pasadena Public Safety Commission held a city-wide Neighborhood Watch Community Awareness Day on Saturday. Officers and volunteers... More »

South Pasadena Hosts La Cañada in Homecoming Game

  A strong argument can be made that Monrovia High School should find a new league to play its football games after the Wildcats dominated... More »

Man Loses Control of Motorcycle on Fremont Ave.

  A motorcycle was traveling southbound on Fremont Avenue on Friday morning when the driver lost control of it after vehicles in front of him... More »

Ana Marie Acosta Named 2014 Rose Queen

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Association Thursday night named Ana Marie Acosta as the 96th Rose Queen in an official ceremony at First Church of... More »

The Latest Crime Update 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... More »

Why was South Pas Review Newsstand Removed at Rite Aid?

A South Pasadena Review employee discovered on the night of October 15 that four newsstands, including one belonging to the local paper, had been removed along... More »

Changes in Education

There’s a new way of teaching students in the South Pasadena Unified School District and Superintendent Joel Shapiro likes the direction it’s going. When students... More »

SPEF Gearing Up for Fundraising Golf Tourney at Brookside Golf Course Friday

The South Pasadena Educational Foundation is gearing up for the inaugural Tiger Tourney golf event on Friday, October 25, at the Brookside Golf Club in... More »

Heating Food Left in Pan Unattended Causes Smoke

  After a report of  odor from smoke, South Pasadena Fire Department officials responded to an apartment in the 1600 of Amberwood Drive on Wednesday... More »

Scary Nights at South Pas Haunted House

The South Pasadena Arts Council in conjunction with Evil Twin Studios, a haunted production company, is presenting a new haunted attraction at the Fremont Centre... More »

South Pas falls to Monrovia 46-0, Temple City Next

Reflecting on Friday night’s 46-0 drubbing to Monrovia High, South Pasadena  coach Marty Konrad made the analogy that the two football teams are apples and... More »

‘Neighborhood Watch Community Awareness Day

  On Saturday, October 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the South Pasadena Police Department and the South Pasadena Public Safety Commission will be... More »

Ian Ruskin Portrays Founding Father

The eloquence and passion of Founding Father Thomas Paine was be on full display Thursday night with Ian Ruskin’s vivid portrayal in the South Pasadena... More »

Local Students Practice Earthquake Preparedness

There wasn’t a whole lot of shakin’ going on, but students in the South Pasadena Unified School District made it look that way after participating... More »

Brent Valdez Earns Eagle Award

Brent Valdez a native of South Pasadena was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout by the Los Angeles Area Council and the North Star District... More »

Volunteers Raise Dollars for SPEF

In homes across South Pasadena phones will be ringing this week as the South Pasadena Educational Foundation kicks off its annual Fall Fund Drive. It... More »

Halloween Spooktacular on October 25

The City of South Pasadena’s annual Free Halloween Spooktacular event will be held on Friday, October 25, 2013 from 5:30pm-7:30pm. at Orange Grove Park, 815... More »

2013 Cruz’n for Roses Car Show Winners

Category 1 – Prior to 1939 Stock 1st Place Larry Lamb 1931 Ford Roadster 2nd Place Terry Mills 1930 Ford Model A Category 2 –... More »

San Marino Retains Crowley Cup in 21-6 Victory Over Tigers

After a scoreless first half, San Marino did enough to put points on the board over the final two quarters, retain the Crowley Cup and... More »

Treasures and Trivia Sale Slated

The 43rd annual Treasures and Trivia Sale benefitting the life-saving research and patient care at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is scheduled for Friday, October 25,... More »

Blown Transformer Cause of Power Outage

Fire officials say a blown transformer at Monterey Road and Kolle Avenue in South Pasadena was likely the cause of a power outage in the... More »

2014 Tournament of Roses Royal Court Selected

The seven members of the 2014 Tournament of Roses Royal Court were announced Monday morning at the Tournament House in Pasadena. Selected from a group... More »

South Pasadena High Rolls to 41-6 Win Over Beverly Hills

  South Pasadena High exploded for 28 third quarter points Friday night, turning a close 13-0 lead at the half into a 41-6 blowout as... More »

Caltrans House Bill Signed by Governor

  Governor Brown has signed a historic measure designed to clear the way for the sale of state-owned real estate along the 710 freeway corridor... More »

First in a Series of Candidate Forums Scheduled Thursday

The Pasadena League of Women Voters and WISPPA (Women Involved in South Pasadena Political Action) are co-sponsoring a City Council Candidate’s Forum on Thursday,  October... More »

Fourteenth Massage Business Sets Up Shop in South Pasadena

Out of the Closet thrift store has gone out of town and, according to South Pasadena City Manager Sergio Gonzalez, will soon be replaced by... More »

South Pasadena Teachers Endorse Candidates

Julie Guilioni has been a strong supporter of public education for years.  Mrs. Guilioni has been highly involved with both the PTA and SPEF and... More »

Changes in Transportation Manager Position Considered

City Council members will consider a recommendation from the City Manager Sergio Gonzalez to make a change in the transportation manager position at City Hall.... More »

Dakota Hatch Earns Eagle Scout Award

Dakota Hatch, a senior at South Pasadena High School, recently received his Eagle Award – the highest rank of Boy Scouts. Dakota, a member of... More »

76 Cited for Not Yielding to Pedestrians

Robert Bartl looked the part of a pedestrian, dressed in a t-shirt and shorts, while making his way across the street in the crosswalk Tuesday... More »

Firefighters Put Out Blaze at SoPas Home

Firefighters extinguished a massive two-story fire at a home in the 1700 block of Las Palmitas near Camino del Sol early Wednesday morning. South Pasadena... More »

Teachers Tell Board Offer Not Good Enough

Until Monday, Teachers’ Association of South Pasadena President (TASP) Dave Miller said he was given all the signs that a fair increase for teachers in... More »

Playoff Tickets Go on Sale Tomorrow

The Dodgers, winners of the National League West, will release a limited number of home game tickets for potential NLDS and NLCS games at Dodger... More »

Charity Horse Show in South Pas

As part of a busy Sunday in the city, in which a car show and open house at the local police and fire departments dominated... More »

Eight Ginkgo Trees Snapped Off on Mission Street

An investigation continues by the South Pasadena Police after eight Ginkgo trees were snapped off last weekend. Residents began informing the South Pasadena Review on... More »

Car Show in South Pas Attracts Large Crowd

Hundreds of vehicles were on display on Sunday, September 15, as the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee held its 9th annual Cruz’n For Roses... More »

Remembering Those Who Lost Their Lives

Today marks the 12th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. A plaque remembering the lives of Sue Kim Hanson, a 1984 graduate... More »

Green Brooms Music Academy Opens in South Pas

SUPPORTING KIDSPACE MUSEUM – Green Brooms Music Academy officially opened its doors with a grand opening celebration last Sunday. As part of the festivities, the... More »

City of South Pasadena Kick-off Party Last Saturday Behind War Memorial Building

With a giant tent in place, it marked the official launch of building and ultimately, decorating South Pasadena’s float that will roll down Colorado Boulevard... More »

‘Fitlanthropy’ Fundraising Set for Headington Institute

Local gym Fitness Revolution in Pasadena is opening its doors to the public on Saturday, September 14, in a unique fundraising effort to both promote... More »

Opening Day for AYSO Soccer at SMHS

AYSO held its 34th annual Opening Ceremony on Saturday morning at San Marino High School. The event featured  a parade of players age 4 to... More »

Many Services and Activities at Senior Center

The South Pasadena Senior Center offers a free movie every Friday at 1 p.m. chosen by a committee of volunteers who try to maintain a... More »

Alert Resident Gets Smoking Car Out of Garage

It could have been much worse if it weren’t for the quick thinking Richard McCann. McCann started his car like he typically does every morning... More »

Vehicle and Bicyclist Collide on Mission Street.

A late model Mercedes and a bicyclist collided near Mission Street and Mound Avenue in South Pasadena on Wednesday night. Just before 7 p.m., the... More »

Family Totems at SPARC in South Pas

Family Totems features recent work by LA- based artist Susan Arena, and includes media from paintings on bark paper, canvas, wooden blocks and ceramic, to... More »

Service for Longtime SoPas Residents

Longtime South Pasadena residents Lyle and Dorothy Goodnight were laid to rest August 7, 2013 in New Plymouth, Idaho. Lyle was born in Twin Falls,... More »

Opportunity for SPARC Member Artists

South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) announces its second annual juried exhibition, October 30 – November 30, at the So Pas Gallery, 1121 Mission St, South Pasadena... More »

Downtown Agreement Asked for Extension

South Pasadena City Council members will decide Wednesday night whether it will extend an exclusive negotiating agreement with the Genton Property Group to construct the... More »

Fiat 500 Flips Over on Grand Avenue in City

A car flipped over in the 600 block of Grand Avenue on Tuesday night, but fire department officials say the woman driver suffered only minor... More »

South Pas Schools Shine in API Testing

A lofty accomplishment, four of five local schools exceeded the 900 mark on the latest Academic Performance Index (API) and the one that didn’t is... More »

Stage and Screen Actress Says ‘A Lot of Women Have a Lot to Give’

Golden Age stage and screen actress Marjorie Lord was at South Pasadena Library last week to discuss her memoir  ”A Dance and a Hug.”  The... More »

South Pas Schools Shine in API Testing

A lofty accomplishment, four of five local schools exceeded the 900 mark on the latest Academic Performance Index (API) and the one that didn’t is... More »

21 Motorists Cited for Not Stopping for Pedestrians

Distracted, in a hurry and not paying attention are key reasons why motorists don’t stop for pedestrians as they navigate their way across the street... More »

STANDOUT ACHIEVEMENT

South Pasadena High graduates Lexy Sinnott and Michelle Albin recently started classes at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.  The pair recently took part in... More »

Forward to the Future, Back on the Same Day?

CITY TREASURER – South Pasadena’S 125th anniversary time capsule will be sealed into an open cairn, above, next to the South Pas Historical Museum at... More »

Local Tennis Teams Crowned San Gabriel Tennis Champions

MEET THE ARROYO SECO BULLS –Top row from left:  Brett Kan, Keith Hsu, George Domantay, Andrew Freeman, David Yu & Patrick Posada.  Bottom row left... More »

South Pas Police Investigate Alleged Child Abuse Case

  On Monday, August 26, at about 8 p.m., South Pasadena Police officers were dispatched to the local library for an alleged child abuse investigation.... More »

Fire Officials Extinguish Palm Tree Fire

    Just before 7:20 p.m. on Friday night, the power went out at a home in the 1700 block of Court Avenue in South... More »

Parents Ask About Life on Campus at SoPas High

It was a time for parents to hear from administrators as South Pasadena High School held its first PTSA meeting on campus on Monday night.... More »

Horsin’ Around on a Friday Morning

South Pasadena is known for its horse stables in Arroyo Park, but seldom do owners take them into the middle of town. On Friday, from... More »

Fraga New Varsity Baseball Coach at SPHS

Vincent Fraga, who coached South Pasadena High’s junior varsity program a year ago, has been elevated to the varsity level at the school. Fraga, announced... More »

Claire-Kieffer Wright Takes Fourth at Pan Am Junior Championships

South Pasadena High senior Claire Kieffer-Wright finished fourth in the high jump for Team USA juniors last week at the Pan Am Games in Medellin,... More »

50 Years Later, It’s Time to Stop Paying Lip Service to King’s Dream

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge... More »

Neighborhood Gets Together to Confront Crime in Area

A burglary involving a ransacked home on Grand Avenue in the city, followed by an attempted break-in nearby a day later raised a red flag... More »

Alan Reynolds Makes Second Attempt

Alan Reynolds, born and raised in South Pasadena, is one of three other candidates for this year’s City Council election. This will be Reynolds’ second... More »

‘Children’s Hour’ Artwork Installed

Over a three day period last week, McKelvey Construction installed Merrell Gage’s newly-restored artwork, “The Children’s Hour,” above the South Pasadena Public Library’s brick patio... More »

Committee Studies Downtown Revitalization Project

Preliminary renditions of South Pasadena’s Downtown Revitalization Project were unveiled Wednesday night as an ad hoc committee continued efforts to see a new mixed-use development... More »

Sweet, Tart and Tangy at Farmers’ Market

You might catch more flies with honey than vinegar, but at this week’s South Pas farmers’ market, an equal amount of shoppers could be caught... More »

Superintendent likes Unobtrusive Look of Fences at Local Schools

Security fences were in place at two campuses Thursday as students returned to classes for the first day of school in the South Pasadena Unified... More »

South Pas Swimmer Breaks SoCal Swim Mark

STANDOUT EFFORT – Connor Lee, center, wears one of the four medals he captured at the NACC swim meet. South Pasadena’s Connor Lee, representing Southern... More »

Crime Author Steve Hodel Insists Father is Los Angeles’s Black Dahlia Murderer

True crime author and retired Hollywood homicide Detective III Steve Hodel, returned to South Pasadena Library last week to present new evidence against his father,... More »

Crime Bulletin

Commercial Burglary On 8-22-13, at about 1:50 AM, suspects smash the rear door to gain entry into South Pasadena Eye Care (1100) block of Fair... More »

Fire in Radhika Restaurant

Fire Department officials were quick to respond to grease fire in Radhika, a modern Indian restaurant in South Pasadena. The local fire department was notified... More »

‘Auto Parts’ Opens at Fremont Centre Theatre

“Auto Parts” is a fun and unique theater piece consisting of four interrelated component ‘parts’ which are presented in an order selected by the audience before... More »

FREE Water Wise Landscaping Workshops

Fall is the perfect time to start preparing your landscape for changes and upgrades.  If you are thinking about removing your lawn and putting in... More »

School Board Talks About Financing Science Labs

While South Pasadena Unified School District officials insist new science labs are needed at the local high school, the question of where to place them... More »

Household Hazardous Waste & E-Waste Disposal Event

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 »

Neighborhood Gets Together to Confront Crime

A burglary involving a ransacked home on Grand Avenue followed by an attempted break-in nearby a day later raised a red flag for a South... More »

‘Black Dahlia’ Author Coming to South Pas

Steve Hodel, New York Times bestselling author of “Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder,” will return to the South Pasadena Library Community Room Thursday,... More »

2013 SPHS Booster Bash: Party with a Purpose

South Pasadena High’s second annual Booster Bash on Sept. 7 is known as the best new party in South Pasadena, with live music by the... More »

Learn about South Pasadena’s Nature Park

Mission: Friends of the Nature Park was founded in 2006 to nurture the newly created habitat park, the South Pasadena – Arroyo Seco Woodland and Wildlife... More »

South Pasadena Library – Author Night

Marjorie Lord, the redheaded actress who became a household name for her role as Kathy “Clancy” Williams on the “Make Room for Daddy” television series,... More »

Middle School Students Dress in Wild Attire

Web leaders were out in force Tuesday as they showed incoming 6th graders around the South Pasadena Middle School campus. “We know that coming in... More »

Putnam Seeks Reelection in City Council Race

Philip Putnam, who is seeking a third term on the City Council, calls South Pasadena “my home” after living in the city for more than... More »

Tiger Links Program Helps Freshmen Adjust to Campus

Incoming ninth graders at South Pasadena High School were welcomed to the campus Tuesday through a transition program called Tiger Links. Freshmen students, most of... More »

Work on Sewer Line at Mound and Mission in City

Workers were busy working on a sewer line Monday, going about 20 feet deep with the use of a backhoe loader to pull out mounds... More »

Claire Kieffer-Wright Going to Pan Am Junior Championships

South Pasadena High senior Claire Kieffer-Wright will be representing Team USA juniors at the Pan Am Games, in Colombia this week. The 2013 Pan American... More »

Council Likes Bottom Line

It’s a model that seems to be working, according to South Pasadena City Manager Sergio Gonzalez, who continues to be enthused with how the Arroyo... More »

STAR Test Results High Among SoPas Students.

South Pasadena schools continued to show high marks in the latest the California Standards Test – or Commonly known at STAR Tests –  Superintendent Joel... More »

School Board Continues to Study

Board of Education members, weighing where to construct proposed science labs at South Pasadena High School with money a key issue, are hoping to make... More »

District Eases Common Core

South Pasadena Unified School District hopes to make a smooth transition this year while incorporating the Common Core State Standards, which, according to their mission... More »

Excitement in the Air on Opening Day

In one sense, it might be the end of summer for students, but in another, it marks the start of a new school year, evident... More »

Officer Involved in Shooting in South Pasadena Sunday

Authorities continued an investigation Sunday morning after reports that an off-duty Cal State University police officer was involved in the fatal shooting of a man... More »

Audience Plays Part in ‘Auto Parts’

WHAT: “Auto Parts.” A theatrical entertainment. WHO: Written and directed by Steve Stajich. Produced by California Performing Arts Centre and PT Projects. WHERE: Fremont Centre... More »

Committee Passes Holden Military Bill

Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation to give service members a tax break when they are transferred to California was approved today by the Senate Governance &... More »

The California Highway

The California Highway Patrol Commercial Enforcement Unit conducted a Commercial Enforcement Operation in the 1700 block of Fair Oaks Avenue Wednesday between 7 a.m. and... More »

Weekly Crime Summary

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 »

Commercial Traffic Enforcement in City

South Pasadena Police Department officials  continue to emphasize commercial vehicle enforcement. Commercial Enforcement focuses primarily on commercial vehicles ensuring that they are in compliance to... More »

Where Does Your Grease Go

If cooking fats, oils and grease are washed down the drain, they can stick to the insides of the pipes and lead to sewage back-ups... More »

Time to Trim Oak Trees in South Pas

South Pasadena residents are allowed to trim their oak trees only from July through October. In order to trim an oak tree, residents must complete... More »

Many Fit Saving a Life Into their Schedule

Many did on Tuesday, August 13, as the City of South Pasadena and Huntington Memorial Hospital made it easy to save a life. A Bloodmobile... More »

City Council Look to Adopt Ordinance for Food Trucks

City Council members will consider adopting an ordinance tonight that would put the City of South Pasadena in compliance with state law regarding restrictions as... More »

City Council Explores Idea of New Community Center

It has long been bandied about, but the idea of creating a new centrally located community center in the city might come to fruition someday... More »

Vecinos de South Pasadena Raise Funds for Local Students

Members and guests of Vecinos de South Pasadena celebrated Disco 70’s Dinner and Dance Fundraising party this past Saturday to raise money for scholarships for... More »

Travel Fitness

Tips to keep you functioning at your best during difficult traveling situations:        Lifting luggage:  Anytime you lift something heavy it is best to hold... More »

Current Trends in Sports, Fitness, and Healthcare

I spend my summers attending sports medicine and Chiropractic conferences, and these are some of my observations of current trends in sports, fitness, and health... More »

New Neighborhood Watch Handbook Available

A new Neighborhood Watch Handbook is now available to community members. “Whether you are current member of a Neighborhood Watch Group or thinking of starting... More »

Check Fraud Continues to be Problem in City

Check fraud continues to be a growing problem and, according to Detective Richard Lee of the South Pasadena Police Department, banking institutions lose millions of... More »

“Pasadena Idol”

Contestants in this year’s “Pasadena Idol” show will sing their hearts out Aug. 24 during one of the most anticipated teen talent competitions in the... More »

Corinne Marangi Earns Gold

South Pasadena resident, Corinne Marangi, from Troop 743 of Greater Los Angeles received the highest Girl Scout recognition, The Gold Award, in June 2013. Marangi,... More »

Police Give Talk on how to Reduce Check Fraud in City

It’s common knowledge that thousands of people are victims of fraud, and one of the most prevalent involves checks, according to Mike Palmieri, a detective... More »

Tap Chicks, who Dazzle with Youthful Energy, Set to Perform

The Tap Chicks are seasoned tap dancers who dazzle with youthful energy. A favorite at the L.A. County Fair for many years, the group will... More »

Deadline Nears for Candidates to File for Election

The deadline for candidates filing for City Council, Board of Education, City Treasurer, or City Clerk for the November 5 election is August 9. Two... More »

Get Rid of Your Household Hazardous Waste Sept. 7

Los Angeles County is hosting its free Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) drop-off event in South Pasadena on Saturday, September 7, from 9 a.m. to 3... More »

Crime Author Steve Hodel Coming to SoPas Library

Steve Hodel, author of the 2012 blockbuster “Black Dahlia Avenger II,” will return for an encore Author Night appearance at the South Pasadena Public Library... More »

Summer Concerts Come to a Close

  The Summer Concerts in the Park series concluded on Sunday, August 4, at Garfield Park with a country western musical performance by the Riders... More »

African Soul Storytelling at Library

Sista Jewel led an exploration of the cultures, dances, songs and pulsating rhythms of Africa through her interactive storytelling program as part of a Wonderful... More »

Informative Events Slated at South Pas Senior Center

South Pasadena Police Detective Palmieri will share his expertise on how to reduce the risk of check and identity fraud at the South Pasadena Senior... More »

Fire Department Puts Out Palm Tree Fire

South Pasadena Fire Department officials put out a blaze involving a palm tree at the corner of  Maple Street and La France Avenue on Thursday... More »

Shakespeare By the Sea Comes to South Pasadena

Shakespeare by the Sea (SBTS) washed ashore at Garfield Park Thursday evening, July 25, with a performance of King John, billed as “Shakespeare’s own ‘Game... More »

Steve Hodel, Author

Steve Hodel, author the 2012 blockbuster “Black Dahlia Avenger II,” will return for an encore Author Night appearance August 22 in the South Pasadena Public... More »

Summer 2013 SPHS Graduates Receive Diplomas at Ceremony

When they needed it most, South Pasadena High School Principal Janet Anderson says five students dug deep, not giving up, and relied on plenty of... More »

Watch where you are walking

Graduate students from the Charter College of Education (CCE) at Cal State Los Angeles working towards a specialized teaching credential in Clinical Rehabilitative Services: Orientation... More »

Use of Metro Featured at South Pas Senior Center

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has a program detailing the best way to use its system, Metro, which will be given at the... More »

Gold Line Wasn’t Always Smooth Sailing in City

It wasn’t exactly smooth sailing, admits South Pasadena City Councilman Michael Cacciotti, when the Gold Line first opened 10 years ago. Progress doesn’t come without... More »

South Pas Looks Like Berkeley for the Day

In a write up in Wikipedia, Berkeley is strongly identified with the rapid social changes, civic unrest, and political upheaval that characterized the late 1960s.... More »

Many Celebrate Metro Gold Line’s 10th Anniversary

More than 100 elected officials, project stakeholders and members of the community gathered at the Metro Gold Line Del Mar Station Friday to celebrate the... More »

Gold Line Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

It wasn’t exactly smooth sailing, admits South Pasadena City Councilman Michael Cacciotti, when the Gold Line first opened 10 years ago. Progress doesn’t come without... More »

Khubesrian Pushes Position of City to Oppose 710 Tunnel

South Pasadena Mayor Pro Tem Marina Khubesrian made an appearance on 89.3 KPCC AirTalk radio with Larry Mantle, alongside Alhambra Mayor Steven Placido, and the... More »

Community Remembers Owner of Laughlin Plumbing in City

Owner and president of South Pasadena’s Laughlin Plumbing, Jim Collins, recently (April 13) died of a heart attack while doing one of his favorite activities... More »

City Set to Handle Parking Enforcement Using Own Staff

South Pasadena city council members approved a recommendation by city staff to terminate a daytime parking enforcement contract with Inter-Con Security Systems. City Manager Sergio... More »

Meet ‘Shady,’ the New Canine at South Pasadena Police Dept.

South Pasadena Police Chief Art Miller welcomed the newest member of the South Pasadena Police Department’s tactical team on Monday. Helping to fight crime is... More »

Officials Investigate Post Office Burglary

South Pasadena Police officials say a case involving a burglary in which mail was reported stolen at the local post office has now been turned... More »

Crime Summary in South Pasadena 7/20/13

The Weekly Crime Summary is a list of reported auto thefts, burglaries, robberies and other activities occurring in the City of South Pasadena. property. STOLEN... More »

Many in Attendance at WISPPA “Mix it Up” Cocktail Party

Women Involved in South Pasadena Political Action, or known simply as WISPPA, held its annual cocktail party on Tuesday, July 16, at the home of... More »

Area Cities Unite in Opposition to 710 Tunnel

For the longest time, years in fact, South Pasadena city officials and a group of committed citizens, who have spent much of their lives taking... More »

Police Report Burglary at South Pasadena Post Office

Mail was reported stolen as part of a burglary last Saturday night at the South Pasadena post office in the 1000 block of Fremont Avenue.... More »

Captivating Story of Peaches Told at Library

Marcy and Nikiko Masumoto, co-authors along with David Mas Masumoto of “The Perfect Peach: Recipes and Stories from the Masumoto Family Farm” talked about their... More »

The Baseball Reliquary Presents Shrine of the Eternals 2013 Induction Day

L-R: Lefty O’Doul, Manny Mota and Eddie Feigner. Photo by The Baseball Reliquary The Baseball Reliquary will present the 2013 Induction Day ceremony for its... More »

Resident Appointed to L.A. County Superior Court

Governor Brown recently appointed South Pasadena resident Rupa S. Goswami to the Los Angeles County Superior Court. An immigrant from India, Rupa grew up in... More »

Oneonta Congregational Church Presents Scholarship

Oneonta Congregational Church in South Pasadena Presented Elena Thomas of Pasadena with the 2013 Oneonta Scholarship. Church officials paid tribute to Thomas, noting her dedication... More »

Services for Elder Adults

The South Pasadena Police Department is holding workshops at the South Pasadena Senior Center to make older adults aware of those who prey on them... More »

Metro Schedules Key Transportation Meetings

Metro is in a position to address traffic relief and make transportation upgrades throughout Los Angeles County. For decades, the road and highway system that... More »

Masons Celebrate City’s 125th Birthday

Happy Birthday, South Pasadena Masons! The South Pasadena Masons celebrated 125 years of existence Saturday evening at the Masonic Lodge 290, in the heart of... More »

SoPas Police Search for Suspect who Reportedly Struck Woman

A woman returning home early Saturday morning was struck in the face with a pistol by a man after he demanded she turn over the... More »

Charlie’s Trio Hosts 42nd Year Celebration on July 28

Charlie’s Trio invites the public to celebrate 42 years of business during the month of July. On July 28, whether you are a loyal customer,... More »

Council Looking to Bring Parking Control In-house

Termination of a daytime parking enforcement contract with Inter-Con Security Systems and the approval to hire one full-time parking control officer and six part-time parking... More »

Rose Bowl Brick Campaign Announced for 100th Game

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses, in a joint effort with Legacy Connections, is proud to announce the launch of the Brick Campaign at the Rose... More »

City Council Considers Video About City’s Position on 710

During the July 3 South Pasadena City Council meeting, members of the council considered seeking the assistance of professional services to create a video/short film... More »

Seniors Celebrate Fourth of July

PROVIDE MUSICAL SOUNDS – South Pasadena’s Senior Center was packed last Wednesday as community members celebrated Independence Day one day early by enjoying a festive... More »

Pursuit Ends with Teen Striking SPPD Patrol Cars

Members of the South Pasadena Police Department detained a 16-year-old teenager on Thursday following a pursuit in the eastern edge of the city. Officials say... More »

Festival of Balloons Parade Rolls Down Mission Street

Red, white and blue was in abundance along Mission Street on Thursday morning as the City of South Pasadena celebrated Independence Day with a festive... More »

Weekly Crime Summary 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.  AUTO BURGLARY... More »

Police Say Missing Person has Been Located

South Pasadena Police say resident Mary Erin Anderson, reported missing, has been found. Police say that on July 2, Anderson got into an argument with... More »

South Pas Senior Center Hosts Festive 4th of July Lunch

Normal 0 0 1 72 414 3 1 508 11.1539 0 0 0 South Pasadena’s Senior Center was packed on Wednesday as community members celebrated... More »

Residents Survive Record Heat by Swimming at SPHS Pool

As others cool off in swimming  pool at South Pasadena High, a lifeguard on duty finds a little relief from the heat by sitting in... More »

Council Imposes 2% Increase on Police Officers Association

During a special meeting Thursday night, the South Pasadena City Council imposed terms and conditions of employment for the South Pasadena Police Officers’ Association (POA)... More »

‘The Answer’ Kicks Off 2013 Concert in the Park Series

Summer fun will hit a high note on Sunday as the City of South Pasadena’s annual Concerts in the Park Series returns to Garfield Park.... More »

2013 4th of July Festival of Balloons at a Glance

7-11 a.m.Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at South Pasadena Fire Department 7:45 a.m.Greenest Fastest Mile Down Mission Street (www.GreenestFastestMile.com) 10:30 a.m.Opening Ceremonies on the outside steps of... More »

Ad Hoc Downtown Project Advisory Committee Meeting

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South Pasadena Gearing Up for Parade, Fun & Fireworks

It’s time to pull out the red, white and blue as 4th of July is only a week away. South Pasadena’s tribute to Independence Day... More »

Rebuilds Souvenir Stand for Local Tournament of Roses

A souvenir booth at the site where the city’s Rose Parade float is constructed each year, received a complete makeover last Saturday, thanks to the... More »

‘Peace Keeper’ Goes to Monterey Park

NO USE FOR IT IN SOUTH PAS – Ownership of the South Pasadena Police Department’s “Peace Keeper” tactical vehicle has been transferred to the Monterey... More »

Fourth of July in SoPas at a Glance

7 to 10 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast, hosted by South Pasadena Kiwanis Club, at local fire station. 7:45 a.m. to 8 a.m. – Greenest Fastest... More »

A Special Tribute to Jeanie Watkins Scheduled July 12

A Tribute to Jeannie Watkins  Ten years ago next month, South Pasadena lost a treasure – a wonderful mother, wife, friend, community volunteer, and leader... More »

Metro Sets 710 Update Meetings Throughout Region

  Metro is in the process of making a series of public outreach meetings in the midst of an environmental impact study for the 710... More »

Dorothy Cohen

To The Editor: When is somebody or some group going to offer to install an identification plaque at the foot of  “Astride-Aside”—commonly referred to as... More »

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP IS A MAINSTAY

Dr. Liz Giffen-Glad’s background in teaching fueled her interest almost 10 years ago in starting a group within the South Pasadena Senior Center to explore... More »

Mayor Schneider Announces Vacancy on Public Safety Commission

 Mayor Richard D. Schneider, M.D., announced that an unanticipated vacancy has occurred on the Public Safety Commission (Commission), a seven-member advisory group that serves in... More »

Metrolink to showcase new TAP-enabled fare

  Metrolink will publicly celebrate its new TAP-enabled tickets and passes as Metro will latch turnstiles to the Red and Purple subway lines at Los... More »

ATP Training and Physical Therapy Now Open in City

ATP Training and Physical Therapy celebrated their thirteenth year in South Pasadena with a complete remodel of their facility.  Not only does it look fresh... More »

Variety of Half Day Camps Entertain Children

The City of South Pasadena is offering a series of specialty camps this summer. The one week, half day camps teach kids everything from becoming... More »

Where Does the Grease Go when it Goes Down Your Drain

If cooking fats, oils and grease are washed down the drain, they can stick to the insides of the pipes and lead to sewage back-ups... More »

State Officials Boast South Pas Libraries Impressive Numbers.

State officials recently released statistics for 2012 – the latest annual report on statistical performance measures – and the South Pasadena library came away with... More »

Compromise on state budget includes increase in base funding for all students

 A compromise on the state budget and new school funding formula has been reached between Governor Jerry Brown and legislative leaders, and approved by the... More »

“Ride the High Country” a Hit with Community

A screening of the classic 1962 western “Ride the High Country” directed by Sam Peckinpah with Randolph Scott in his final role, was shown Thursday... More »

SPMS Custodian Assaulted by Teen Skateboarder

  A custodian at South Pasadena Middle School suffered facial injuries after an altercation involving three teenage boys on Tuesday and was transported to Huntington... More »

Teachers of Year Selected at South Pasadena Schools

And the votes are in… Annually, teachers vote for their colleagues in an effort to decide the Teacher of the Year at each of the... More »

Major Roadwork Planned for South Pas Streets

South Pasadena City Council members will provide direction during Wednesday’s meeting regarding the final draft of the 2013-14 budget that begins its new fiscal year... More »

Service Held for SPC. William Joseph Gilbert at Holy Family Church

A memorial service was held on Wednesday morning at Holy Family Church in South Pasadena to remember the life of  Army SPC William Joseph Gilbert... More »

South Pas Captures CIF Division 3 Volleyball Championship Saturday

  South Pasadena High captured the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 volleyball championship on Saturday defeating Camarillo in dominating fashion 3-0 at Santiago Canyon College in... More »

Lalo Sanchez Named Executive Chef at Crossings in South Pasadena

Owner Patrick Kirchen announced on Thursday that when his Crossings restaurant opens in South Pasadena in late summer, Lalo Sanchez will be executive chef. Crossings... More »

South Pas Public Works Open House May 22 until 3 p.m.

To celebrate Public Works Week, the City of South Pasadena’s Public Works Department is holding an open house event at the City Yard, 825 Mission... More »

Jake’s Roasting Jack’s Coffee

Everyone in town knows Buster’s.  It is a local favorite and will remain a local favorite.  What everyone may not know is there is something... More »

Scouts Give Back by Collecting Trash

        When Leo Carrillo campsite was evacuated due to the Ventura wildfire last week, initial disappointment was great among the Girl Scouts... More »

David Lutzeier Takes Over as SPHS’s New Basketball Coach

David Lutzeier, who says he’s anxious to get started, accepted the head basketball coaching position on Friday at South Pasadena High School. Lutzeier, 32, comes... More »

Efforts Made at SPMS to Resolve Conflicts

There are “bystanders” in life, those unwilling to actively get involved, and now a group of students at South Pasadena Middle School have introduced “upstanders,”... More »

Community Members Appointed to District Oversight Committee

Two new community members have joined the South Pasadena Unified School District’s Measure S Citizens Oversight Committee. With terms expiring for two individuals, residents Lauren... More »

School Board Questions Local Control Funding Formula

Governor Jerry Brown is proposing an overhaul of the state’s funding laws and it’s being met with opposition from the South Pasadena Unified School District... More »

Two Fences Scheduled for Installation at SP Schools

Two fence projects will take place at South Pasadena school campuses this summer. The State Division of Architects has approved plans for installation of fences... More »

For Improvements at Schools

Due to the state’s financial crisis, coupled with a reduction in funds coming into the South Pasadena Unified School District the past couple of years,... More »

SPUSD Join Coalition to Oppose Governor’s Plan

South Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent Joel Shapiro says there is a group of school districts similar to South Pasadena that will not benefit, in... More »

Installation of New Artificial Field Scheduled After July 4th

Workers will begin the installation of a state-of-the-art artificial turf at South Pasadena High School in the days following the Fourth of July fireworks show... More »

City Testing Electric Lawnmower in Garfield Park

It’s a procedure that has been handled on a weekly basis for years, but on Friday the acreage at Garfield Park in South Pasadena was... More »

Non-Injury Accident Thursday near Gold Line Tracks

South Pasadena Police Department officials say no one was hurt on Thursday morning after a bicycle and vehicle collided on Pasadena Avenue near the Gold... More »

South Pasadena Crime Prevention Unit Offers Residents Free Services

The South Pasadena Police Department Crime Prevention Unit is offering a series of free services to help homeowners protect their property. The local police department... More »

Burglaries on Rise in South Pas, Local Area

South Pasadena police officials say they have seen an increase in residential burglaries over the past several months, joining a rising number of communities in... More »

South Pas Challenges Cities to Get Out and Ride Bicycles

After gathering at South Pasadena City Hall, a group of bicyclists embarked on a journey around town, making stops at local school campuses last Thursday... More »

Bomb Squad Called to Nature Park to Destroy Package

  [Update: 5/16/2013 at 11:20 a.m.] A suspicious device found behind a rock wall at the entrance of the Nature Park in South Pasadena was... More »

Blessing of Animals Set for Orange Grove Park

The South Pasadena United Methodist Church will host a “Blessing of the Animals event on Saturday, May 18, at Orange Grove Park. Part of proceeds... More »

City of Alhambra Plans a 710 Day on July 10

Alhambra is hosting a 710 Day on July 10, pushing for a tunnel to roll under its terminus at Valley Boulevard to Pasadena with South... More »

SP Community Dodger Night Slated June 26

A community Dodger Night is scheduled for Wednesday, June 26, when the San Francisco Giants come to town for a 7:10 p.m. game. The game... More »

Author of ‘My Mother’s Voice’ Guest Speaker at SP Library

Kay Mouradian, author of “My Mother’s Voice,” will be featured as part of a free Author Night program on Thursday, May 16, in the South... More »

South Pas Receives Grant for New Bicycle Facilities

The City of South Pasadena was awarded more than $400,000 in Bicycle Transportation Account (BTA) Grant funds to implement its Bicycle Master Plan (BMP) approved... More »

2013 Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk a Huge Success

A huge crowd turned out for Saturday’s 5th annual South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival & Art Walk in the city. The festival, mostly along the... More »

NCAA Championship Winning Smile!

UC Irvine won its second consecutive national championship, and its fourth in the last seven years, with a 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 26-24) sweep of top-ranked... More »

National Anti-Drunk Driving Educational Campaign at SPHS

Mix alcohol with driving and the consequences can be deadly, as South Pasadena High School students experienced first-hand last week after they witnessed a simulated... More »

Councilman Raises Concerns About 710 Tunnel, Light Rail

South Pasadena City Councilman Michael Cacciotti brought the public up to date last week on Metro’s efforts to east traffic through the area, including a... More »

Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk a Huge Success

A Huge crowd turned out for Saturday’s 5th annual South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival & Art Walk in the city. The festival, mostly along the... More »

Steer Finds a New Home in South Pasadena

A live steer was brought to the corner of Mound Avenue and Mission Street on Thursday in front of Ellen’s Silkscreen for a Coco’s Bakery... More »

The Pain Seemed to Come from Nowhere

Some of my patients tell me,  “All I did was turn to get my purse from the back seat of the car and felt an... More »

What Happens When Vehicles Collide?

The summer season is coming soon, and there is much to look forward to..Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and for many young people, a rite of... More »

Downtown Revitalization – Back on Track

South Pasadena Downtown Revitalization is back on track. The City Council appointed an Ad Hoc Advisory Committee of well qualified citizens to continue the work... More »

South Pasadena Boy Scout Nick Backus Gets Eagle Award

South Pasadena Boy Scouts Troop 516 member Nick Backus achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts. To earn this rank,... More »

Masonic Lodge Honors South Pasadena Students

As part of its 125th anniversary, the Masonic Lodge in South Pasadena honored nearly 20 students last Saturday as part of Public Schools Day. They... More »

Grammy-Award Winner Set for Carnegie Stage Appearance

South Pasadena’s Library Community Room will serve as The Carnegie Stage, one of the premier showcases for Saturday’s 5th annual Eclectic Music Festival in the... More »

Simulated Drunk Driving Scene at South Pas High

Mix alcohol with driving and the consequences can be deadly, as South Pasadena High School students experienced first-hand Tuesday morning as they witnessed a simulated... More »

Barbara Sinclair Recognized as Woman of Year by Rep. Chu

South Pasadena resident Barbara Sinclair is among 16 honorees representing cities in Rep. Judy Chu’s 27th Congressional District who earned Women of Distinction Awards recently... More »

State Controller John Chiang to Deliver Pasadena City College 88TH Commencement Address

California’s chief fiscal officer, Controller John Chiang, will deliver the keynote address to the 88th graduating class of Pasadena City College on Friday, May 3,... More »

PCC Wins Again at Public Relations State Conference

   The Pasadena City College Public Relations Office continued its long-standing winning streak at the 2013 Community College Public Relations Organization (CCPRO) Conference with a... More »

Pasadena City College Takes Home Two Bronze Telly Awards

Pasadena City College is proud to announce that it has won two bronze 2013 Telly Awards for its commercial-style videos, “Your PCC” and “Everywhere is... More »

South Pasadena Public Library a Busy Place

Out of 182 library jurisdictions in the state, South Pasadena Public Library is in the top 15% in per capita checkouts, program attendance and library... More »

Mending Kids Making a Difference

KIWANIS CLUB SPEAKER – Since 2006, Mending Kids has helped more than 1,050 kids with life-changing and life-saving surgeries. Known for their separation of the... More »

Open Letter Regarding 110 Interchange

At the request of South Pasadena Mayor Richard Schneider, the South Pasadena Review is publishing a letter from him to Caltrans regarding Fair Oaks Avenue... More »

‘Hola La Monarca,’ Wow, What a Bakery!

I imagine by now you have had the pleasure of noticing the lovely new bakery on the corner of Mission and Meridian.  Yes, I am... More »

Library Author Night with Louise Su Tang on Thursday

Louise Su Tang, author of “Cantonese Yankee,” will appear for an Author Night at the South Pasadena Public Library on Thursday, April 25, at 7... More »

South Pasadena Firefighters to Host Golf Tourney in June

The South Pasadena Firefighters Association is hosting its first-ever golf tournament on June 15 at Arroyo Seco Golf Course in the city. Registration for the... More »

After Training, Some SPPD Officers will Patrol on Bikes

Five officers from the South Pasadena Police Department were in attendance at the Bicycle Patrol School on Tuesday at the Los Angeles Police Academy. The... More »

Council to Resume 2013-14 Budget Talks at May 1 Meeting

A large portion of last week’s City Council meeting was devoted to a budget presentation from city staff, and according to South Pasadena City Manager... More »

David Adelstein Decides Not to Seek Reelection in November

David Adelstein, president of the South Pasadena Board of Education, announced on Tuesday night that he won’t seek re-election later this year. Adelstein’s term runs... More »

All Souls School Schedules Tours May 11 and June 8

Two Saturdays – May 11 and June 8 – are set aside for free playtime for children ages 4 to 7 years old who would... More »

Community Came to See Those Dancin’ Feet in ‘42nd Street’

GREAT SHOW – Young performers dazzled the crowd last weekend after the curtain went up inside the South Pasadena Middle School auditorium for “42nd Street” as... More »

SPPD Catch Alleged Serial Arsonist After 20 Fires in Area

A suspect authorities believe is responsible for starting at least 20 fires, including some involving vehicles over the past two weeks, was arrested by South... More »

RE: SR 110/Fair Oaks Avenue Improvements—Request to Prioritize East-Bound Off-Ramp

  At the request of South Pasadena Mayor Richard Schneider, the South Pasadena Review is publishing a letter from him to Caltrans regarding Fair Oaks... More »

Further Proceedings are Scheduled Today for Suspect

Alonzo Bernard Johnson, who is charged with residential burglary and other crimes stemming from an alleged attack on a 79-year-old woman who was overpowered and... More »

Wine and Tasting Event Set for Saturday at Fresco Market

Fresco Community Market will host a wine and cheese tasting on Saturday, April 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. in support of “A Community of... More »

New School Resource Officer Introduced to School Board

New School Resource Officer John Salcido will be introduced to the community during Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting at the South Pasadena Unified School District... More »

School District Considers Two Projects to Develop Parking Lot

South Pasadena Unified School District officials are hopeful that one of two proposed projects from developers to construct a residential/mixed use project in the parking... More »

Two Vacancies on Measure S Advisory Committee

The Measure S parcel tax involves a Citizens advisory committee that meets to determine that expenditures are in line with the requirements of the parcel... More »

Measure M Oversight Committee

Board of Education members will hear a report on Tuesday from the Measure M Oversight Committee, which oversees how the South Pasadena Unified School District... More »

Benefits of Financial Literacy

South Pasadena Board of Education members are taking a closer look at ways to help local high school students become more financially savvy. During Tuesday’s... More »

School District Facing a Deficit in 2013-14 Year

A good news, bad news scenario has developed since California voters approved Proposition 30 last November and Measure S was renewed by South Pasadena residents... More »

SoPas School Board Set to Order November Election

In a legal sense, it’s time to “order” November’s school board election. Incumbents David Adelstein, who is the current president of the South Pasadena Board... More »

Demand for PCC Extended Spring Classes Runs High

The Pasadena City College Extended Spring class offerings were in high demand on Monday as thousands of PCC continuing students rushed to take advantage of... More »

Opening Night of “42nd Street” April 19 at South Pas Middle School

As Opening Night on April 19th quickly approaches, the South Pasadena Middle School’s production of “42nd Street” was put on hold for most of the... More »

Services and Classes Available at South Pasadena Senior Center

“Hollywood and the Big Bands” is the title of a presentation that John Tumpak will make on Wednesday, April 24, at 10:30 a.m. at the... More »

Barbershop Quartet to Perform April 21 in City

Hi-Fidelity, a barbershop quartet, will perform on Sunday, April 21, at the South Pasadena United Methodist Church. The 4 p.m. performance at 699 Monterey Road... More »

In the Battle of the Sexes, 
Men aren’t Doing So Well


The headlines would be comical if they weren’t so sad – and numerous. “YOUNG WOMAN SCAMS LOVE STRUCK ELDERLY MAN OUT OF $200,000” (Elk Grove,... More »

San Marino Jazz Quartet Set to Perform at Crowell

The San Marino Jazz Quartet will perform be-bop, blues, straight ahead and even some Latin jazz standards on May 9 at Crowell Public Library for... More »

South Pasadena Police Report Indecent Exposure Incident

On Wednesday, April 10, at 3:15 p.m., officers from the South Pasadena Police Department responded to a reported indecent exposure that occurred in the area... More »

Some Movement on Rialto Theater

Some movement is being made in a effort to someday revitalize the Rialto Theater, South Pasadena’s centerpiece which has seen better days. Mayor Dr. Richard... More »

South Pasadena Republican Federated to Meet April 23

The next meeting of the South Pasadena Republican Women Federated is scheduled for April 23 at Colonial Kitchen in San Marino. The meeting starts at... More »

Senior Center Workshops: Avoiding Scams & Making Healthy Choices

The South Pasadena Senior Center will offer workshops in April and May to assist families and their loved ones deal with changes associated with aging.... More »

City of South Pasadena Offers Summer Camp Fun

The City of South Pasadena is offering a wide variety of exciting one-week, half-day summer camp classes. Become a chef, learn to use the Force,... More »

Tree Care & Composting Workshops

In honor of Earth Day, the City of South Pasadena is hosting two free workshops on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the South Pasadena Public... More »

Lego Mania on Saturday in Community Room

The South Pasadena High School Lego Club and the South Pasadena Public Library present LEGO Mania on Saturday, April 6 from 10 to 11 a.m.... More »

Barbershop Quartet Performs at South Pas Methodist Church

Hi-Fidelity, a barbershop quartet, will perform on Sunday, April 21, at the South Pasadena United Methodist Church. The 4 p.m. performance at 699 Monterey Road... More »

Junior League to Host Roaring Since the 1920s on Saturday, April 13

On Saturday, April 13, the Junior League of Pasadena will host its annual benefit fundraiser at the San Gabriel Country Club.  In the spirit of... More »

Earth Day Can be Celebrated Every Day of the Year

Earth Day is on Monday, April 22 but it should be celebrated every day. South Pasadena city officials say residents can live a more sustainable... More »

Doggy Day With Cats, Too! in Garfield Park

Community members are encouraged to bring their favorite four-legged friend to Garfield Park (north section near the tennis courts) on Saturday, March 29 from 10... More »

April Disaster Preparedness Message

Electrical, water, transportation, communications, and other vital systems can be disrupted for several days after a large earthquake or other disasters. South Pasadena city officials... More »

‘Be Kind to Animals’ Art Contest Features Work of Kids

The South Pasadena Library, the South Pasadena Animal Commission, and the Natural Resources and Environmental Commission are hosting the annual “Be Kind To Animals” week... More »

Registration Opens for 2013 Summer School

Beginning Wednesday, April 10, elementary, middle and high school students can begin registering for one or more of several hundred classes offered in the South... More »

South Pasadena in the Movies Commercials

With its tree-lined streets and beautifully restored Craftsman-style homes, South Pasadena continues to be a favorite location to film movies and take photographs for magazine... More »

Family and Friends Remember

Joan Eloise Burkett (age 82) died on March 26, 2013, at home in Carlsbad, California from cancer-related complications.  Born and raised in Southern California, Joan... More »

Aerobic Exercise is the Key to Healthy Lifestyle

For most people, a basic aerobic program plus basic flexibility conditioning is best.   Aerobic means exercise that conditions the heart and lungs by increasing the... More »

South Pasadena Senior Center

The South Pasadena Senior Center will offer workshops in April and May to assist families and their loved ones deal with changes associated with aging.... More »

Free Tax Assistance at South Pas Senior Center

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who make $57,000 a year or less and need assistance in preparing... More »

Holden’s Bill to Aid State Farmers Passes Key Committee

Assembly member Chris Holden’s (D-Pasadena),bill to help California farmers and boost the state’s agricultural economy has been approved in the Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review... More »

Eclectic Music Festival & Art Walk 2013 Lineup

The South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the 5th annual South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival & Art Walk, on Saturday, May 4... More »

Fremont Center’s Lissa Reynolds Receives 2013 Rainbow Award

The public is encouraged to bring four-legged friends to Garfield Park on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the City of... More »

Personal Tribute to TJ Maxx Employees!

Featured on the Susan G. Komen Race for Cure website are the words “Imagine Life without Breast Cancer.” It also notes that, “Making sense of... More »

SoPas Fire Department Responds to Car Fire

Early Morning Blaze– South Pasadena fire officials were busy on March 27 putting out an early morning fire after an engine of a red mini-van... More »

15-Year-old South Pasadena High Student Located

A 15-year-old South Pasadena girl reported missing on Tuesday afternoon has been located. South Pasadena Police Department Sergeant Brian Solinsky said the minor turned up... More »

SPHS Grad Helps Golden West to State Water Polo Championship

Golden West College water polo team, which includes former South Pasadena High player Sean Grab, won the CCCAA state water polo championship after an unblemished... More »

Reconstruction of San Gabriel Reservoir Making Progress

Work continues on a major water source for South Pasadena. Wilson Reservoir, serving South Pasadena from the City of San Gabriel, is receiving a complete... More »

Free Planting Workshops Set for South Pas Library in April

In honor of Earth Day, the City of South Pasadena is hosting two free workshops on Saturday, April 13, at the South Pasadena Public Library,... More »

Vatican II: The Faithful Revolution’ Screened at Holy Family Church

Holy Family Church in South Pasadena, will unveil a look at the history of Vatican II in a series of five one-hour videos on Thursday... More »

Free Tax Assistance at South Pas Senior Center

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help at the South Pasadena Senior Center for those who make $57,000 a year or... More »

Spring Egg-Stravaganza Set For March 30 in Garfield Park

Bunnies, Easter eggs and fun! It’s all coming to Garfield Park on Saturday, March 30, as the City of South Pasadena hosts its annual Spring... More »

Residents Raised Their Forks in Support of Kids in Need

Hundreds of charity-minded local residents took advantage of the opportunity to simultaneously enjoy a tasty meal while raising money for youngsters in need of mental... More »

City’s Camp Med Offers Full Week of Spring Break Fun

For a fun and adventurous Spring Break, look no further than the City of South Pasadena’s Camp Med.  The camp offers a full week’s worth... More »

Interactive Budget-Planning Workshop at City Hall

Building upon last year’s model, the City of South Pasadena will launch an interactive budget-planning workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27,... More »

Saturday Night Bingo

Looking for something new and different to do on a Saturday night? Enjoy being around interesting people? Like the thrill of winning money?  Well, you... More »

Smoke from Unattended Pot on Stove Brings Fire Dept. Response Sunday

South Pasadena Fire Department officials responded to smoke coming out of dryer vents of an apartment complex at 11 a.m. Sunday morning on Marmion Way,... More »

Many Gather for Measure S Victory Party in City

Now that Measure S has been renewed another five years, what’s next for the South Pasadena Unified School District? SPUSD Superintendent Joel Shapiro said last... More »

Bicyclist, Vehicle Collide on Fair Oaks Ave.

A motorist traveling southbound on Fair Oaks Avenue near Oxley Street collided with bicyclist on Thursday afternoon at approximately 3:45 p.m., according to Officer Jeff... More »

South Pasadena Police Detail Week’s Crimes

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 »

Measure S Campaign Consultant Declares a Victory

[UPDATED Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | 10:45 p.m.]   Late Tuesday night, indications were strong that South Pasadena residents had voted to renew a parcel... More »

South Pasadena Celebrates 125th Anniversary

In her “South Pasadena: A Centennial History: 1988-1988,” author Jane Apostol, one of California’s top local historians, describes South Pasadena as “small, proud and independent,”... More »

South Pasadena Landmarks

The City Council has designated four historic districts: Mission West Historic Business District (1982), El Centro/Indiana/Palm residential district (1993), Oak/Laurel residential district (1994), Ramona Street... More »

South Pasadena Police Issue Weekly Crime Report

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 »

Much has Happened Over 125 Years in South Pasadena

Everything the South Pasadena Council does, every decision it makes has some effect and consequences on the city. That was the message from City Councilman... More »

South Pasadena Police Issue Crime Report

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 »

Julie Giulioni Running for Seat on Local School Board

For the Special Election scheduled by the South Pasadena Unified School District to vote on Measure S, the City of South Pasadena will host a... More »

City Celebrates 125th Anniversary

The city of South Pasadena  celebrated its 125 th birthday, on Saturday, March 2, from 12-4 p.m. at the 1100 block of El Centro in... More »