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Firefighters Respond to Balcony Fire on Monterey Rd.

South Pasadena fire officials, with support from departments in San Gabriel, Alhambra and San Marino, extinguished a balcony fire at an apartment complex in the... More »

Firefighters Faced with Tricky Terrain in Putting Out Fire

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

Celebrities Expected to Join Saturday’s Autism Speaks Event

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

Carol Calandra Women of Distinction Award Winner in South Pasadena

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

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

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

Mark Phillips Takes Over as Interim Fire Chief

South Pasadena City Manager Sergio Gonzalez announced on Thursday that Mark Phillips, a South Marino division chief, has been selected as the interim fire chief... More »

South Pasadena High Senior Irene Tang Earns $40,000 Scholarship

When Irene Tang’s father had a stroke a few years ago, it brought her college plans into focus. She always liked math and science, but... More »

Two Teens Admit to Making Criminal Threats at South Pasadena High

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

Pasadena City Council Votes to Oppose 710 Tunnel

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

South Pas Picks Up Key Non-league Victory in Baseball

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

Huge Track Meet at South Pasadena High Tonight

Proving that things do indeed improve with age, the fifth annual Tiger Track meet will be held at South Pasadena High School stadium Friday night.... More »

Power Outages Reported in South Pasadena

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

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

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

Gov. Brown Directs First Ever Statewide Mandatory Water Reductions

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

James Frawley Departing as South Pasadena’s Fire Chief

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

Gunmen Rob Ocean Liquor Second Time in 10 Days

For the second time in 10 days, Ocean Liquor in South Pasadena has been robbed at gunpoint. The latest incident took place Saturday night at... More »

South Pasadena High Drops Doubleheader to Pasadena

South Pasadena High was swept in a non-league doubleheader against Pasadena on Saturday, March 28, dropping the first game 11-1, before getting pummeled in the... More »

Holy Week & Easter at St. James’ Episcopal Church

Palm Sunday, March 29 Holy Eucharist 8 a.m. Choral Eucharist 10:15 a.m. with procession of the Palms Maundy Thursday, April 2 Celebration of the Lord’s... More »

Police Warn Residents About Rash of Burglaries on Alpha Ave.

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

Two Gunmen Rob Ocean Liquor on Huntington Drive

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

Two Vehicles Collide at Monterey Rd. and Milan Ave.

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

South Pasadena High’s Girls’ Basketball Team Falls to North High

South Pasadena High’s girls basketball team gave a strong performance before falling to North Torrance High 70-57 in CIF’s State Division III quarterfinals Saturday night,... More »

Big Picture Ideas Addressed at Community Forum

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

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

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

South Pas Police Arrest Five Juveniles in Burglary Attempt

On Monday, January 26, at approximately 1 p.m., an observant neighbor saw a male climbing into the window of a home in the 1100 block... More »

Two Earthquakes Shake Southland Saturday Night

Two earthquakes shook the Southland on Saturday night. A 4.2-magnitude earth quake struck at 7:18 p.m. about 8 miles north of Castaic. Approximately 20 minutes... More »

Chamber ‘ShopTalk’ Meets January 6 at Mike & Anne’s

Gary Pia, South Pasadena’s city treasurer and owner of Mission Street Wealth Management, will discuss “The Art of Introductions” on Tuesday, January 6, at the... More »

Game Notes for Oregon Versus Florida State

The following are some quick facts as Oregon and Florida State are set to square off in the college football playoff semifinal game at the... More »

Rose Bowl Game to Officially Welcome Class of 2014

Three days before the 101st Rose Bowl Game hosts the first College Football Playoff Semifinal, the Rose Bowl Game will welcome three new members to... More »

3 Individuals, Dog Run Down in Hit-and-Run Accident

It was a beautiful Sunday night, perfect for walking around the neighborhood with their dog and a chance to admire holiday lights. On the way... More »

Open House Tonight Regarding Reconstruction of Garfield Reservoir

The City of South Pasadena, which owns and operates the Garfield Reservoir, is planning to completely reconstruct the facility. A meeting to address the project... More »

‘Sam the Sham’ at South Pas Library

A very special Veterans Day Evening Event was presented on November 11 by GRAMMY winner and proud Navy veteran Sam “The Sham” Samudio, and national... More »

Time to Catch Up with Middle School Cross Country Teams

With the help from membership revenue and fundraisers, the SPMS Booster Club supports a number of sports at the middle school. One of which is... More »

Fire Officials Team to Put Out Garage Fire on Oak St.

With support coming from Alhambra, San Marino and the South Pasadena Fire Departments, officials put out an early morning garage blaze in the city Friday... More »

Monrovia High Hands South Pasadena 32-6 Loss

Monrovia High took another step toward its seventh straight Rio Hondo League football title Friday night with a 32-6 victory over South Pasadena. With the... More »

South Pas High Rolls to 55-0 Win Over Blair

In the aftermath of South Pasadena High’s 55-0 Rio Hondo League opening victory over Blair on Friday, Tigers’ coach Marty Konrad told his team to... More »

South Pasadena, 4-1, Hands Beverly Hills a 42-9 Loss

Under the bright lights of busy Beverly Hills, South Pasadena football proved their 3-1 record to be no fluke. Going into the game, the Tigers... More »

Police Investigate Explosion Outside South Pasadena High School Stadium

A mix of long runs, big catches and ample scoring added to the excitement, but South Pasadena High’s explosive offense was hardly a match to... More »

Students Allegedly Planning Mass Shooting Released to Their Parents on Tuesday

Two students police say were involved in a potential mass shooting plot at South Pasadena High School reportedly will be released to their parents as... More »

Area Fire Departments Respond to Stove Fire on Huntington Dr. Sunday

Area fire departments quickly descended on the 1200 block of Huntington Drive in South Pasadena to put out a stove fire Sunday night. Joining the... More »

South Pasadena High Rolls to 23-7 Victory Over Glendale

Big plays in the third quarter went South Pasadena High’s way as the Tigers turned a close contest into a one-sided 23-7 victory over visiting... More »

South Pasadena Fire Department Responds to Power Outage on Sunday

There is a report of a power outage affecting the area surrounding Alta Vista Avenue and Alta Vista Circle in South Pasadena. Residents reported a... More »

South Pasadena Falls 22-7 to Eagle Rock in Season Opener

After taking a 7-0 lead into the locker room at halftime, Eagle Rock dominated the scoring in the final two quarters, and rolled to a... More »

Three Gang Members Arrested with Stolen Checks in South Pas

South Pasadena Police say they arrested three gang members after they reportedly stole checks in the city. On Wednesday, August 20, 2014, a South Pasadena... More »

Parents of Teens Charged Apologize to Community

An apology came from parents of two teens who have been charged with plotting to kill fellow students and teachers at South Pasadena High School.... More »

Shocked and Heart Broken by the Events of the Past Few Days.

Letter to the Community: On behalf of the Board of Education, we, along with you, have felt shocked and heart broken by the events of... More »

Superintendent and Principal Janet Anderson Reach Out to Community

Letter to the Community, We hope this message finds you well.  As you know from yesterday’s Superintendent’s message and from the vast media coverage, we... More »

Formal Charges Filed Against Two Teens who Allegedly Planned Shooting at SPHS

After meeting with members of the Los Angeles County Juvenile District Attorney’s Office in Pasadena on Wednesday morning, detectives from the South Pasadena Police Department... More »

Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up Saturday, Aug. 30

Do you have old paint, batteries, computers or used motor oil sitting around your garage?  Now is the time to gather the hazardous waste from... More »

Pavilions Interested in Moving Forward with Major Remodel in South Pasadena

Plans for an extensive remodel of the Pavilions supermarket in South Pasadena are moving forward, according to South Pasadena City Manager Sergio Gonzalez. However, efforts... More »

New City Attorney Firm Set to Represent City of South Pas

A new city attorney firm will represent the City of South Pasadena, according to City Manager Sergio Gonzalez. ​The City Council discussed the appointment of... More »

Women Arrested on Suspicion of Stealing Mail in South Pasadena

Two women were arrested Sunday, August 3, 2014 around 1:30 P.M., on suspicion of stealing numerous pieces of mail from mailboxes in and around South... More »

Stuck in Fair Oaks Ave. Traffic

Like so many, South Pasadena City Manager Sergio Gonzalez knows the frustration of being stuck in traffic, waiting for cars to move northbound along Fair... More »

City of South Pasadena Offers Cooling Centers on Extremely Hot Days

The City of South Pasadena will open cooling centers on days when temperatures are forecast to reach 96º and higher. The South Pasadena Senior Center... More »

South Pasadena Police Offer ‘Coffee with a Cop’

South Pasadena Police Department officials invite the community to join them August 18 for coffee and conversation. Officers from the South Pasadena Police Department and... More »

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 »

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 »

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 »