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Throwback Thursday | First Passenger Air Service in America

Roy Knabenshue established the first passenger air service in America by taking guests of the Raymond Hotel in his “Knabenshue Airship” on regular flights...

2025 Rose Parade | Deadline Nears for City’s Float Design Concepts

The South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee is accepting ideas for its next float that will roll down Pasadena’s Colorado Boulevard in the 2025...

9th Annual SPMS Main Event Poker Tournament

It’s here again! The 9th Annual SPMS Main Event Poker Tournament and, on behalf of the Boosters and the D.U.D.E.S., we’re hoping that you’ll...

Legally Blonde Jr. coming to Young Stars Theatre in March

“Ohmigod, you guys!” Run, don’t walk, to Young Stars Theatre’s production of Legally Blonde Jr.! Whether you’ve seen the hit movie, the award-winning Broadway...

Hanukkah Festival Sunday December 10 in South Pasadena

This Hanukkah, South Pasadena is seeing a surge in families’ public displays of the holiday and Jewish identity, with many more individuals planning to...

Schools | South Pasadena District

9th Annual SPMS Main Event Poker Tournament

It’s here again! The 9th Annual SPMS Main Event Poker Tournament and, on behalf of the Boosters and the D.U.D.E.S., we’re hoping that you’ll...

Coffee with the Mayor | January 25, 2024

Media Release South Pasadena (Calif.) – The City of South Pasadena is excited to invite the community to a special event, "Coffee with the Mayor," featuring...

UPDATED: Person Stabbed at El Pollo Loco on Fair Oaks

This is a false report that was phoned into to the South Pasadena Police by a locally known vagrant person.  There was no stabbing...

Here Comes The Winter ARTS CRAWL!

The South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce warmly invites the community to a unique evening celebrating the joy of Valentine’s Day alongside the festivity of...

South Pasadena Lore | Little Known Fact About Debs Park

Not many people are aware that nearby Ernest E. Debs Regional Park is also a landmark location of the bustling city's growth. It marks...

Chantal Donnelly | In Conversation with the Author of the New...

On a recent sunny winter day, local author Chantal Donnelly looks peaceful and energized as she recounts an “aha” moment several years ago. Donnelly studied...

South Pasadena News | Featured Articles

9th Annual SPMS Main Event Poker Tournament

It’s here again! The 9th Annual SPMS Main Event Poker Tournament and, on behalf of...
PHOTO: Craig Schwartz | The South Pasadenan | Cassandra Marie Murphy and Geoff Elliott in "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" at A Noise Within.

A Diabolical “Sweeney Todd” Awaits You at A Noise Within

The deliriously dark story of “Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” set to...
PHOTO: provided by South Pasadena Unified School District | The South Pasadenan | SPHS Peer Mediators participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the renovated SPHS Wellness Center.

SPHS Students Find Warmth and Calm in Renovated Wellness Center

As students gathered in the SPHS Wellness Center on Thursday, February 15, there was a...
PHOTO: Erik Carter | The South Pasadenan | L-R: Angela Lewis, Kimberly Scott, Amber Chardae Robinson and Brandee Evans in Black Cypress Bayou at Geffen Playhouse.

“Black Cypress Bayou” at Geffen Playhouse

It’s several months into the pandemic of 2020 and Ladybird Manifold is a hand sanitizing,...
PHOTO: CB Richards | The South Pasadenan | After a standout season, South Pasadena High’s girls basketball team was eliminated from the CIF-SS 2AA quarterfinals following a 49-45 playoff loss to Mark Keppel of Alhambra.

Tigers Girls Basketball Ends Outstanding Season

It might be over, but not without plenty of fanfare coming to South Pasadena High’s...

Wine & Song at Lost Parrot Cafe | Happenings for Coming Weeks

As South Pasadena's beloved WINE & SONG gets ready to celebrate 15 years, take a...

Trader Joe’s South Pasadena | The ‘Official Word’ Update on Locations

Nakia Rohde, who handles public relations for the popular Trader Joe's grocery store chain headquartered...

CTGLA College & Career Fair for the Arts | Registration Now Open

High school students as well as their parents and guardians and high school educatorsare invited...
PHOTO: CB Richards | The South Pasadenan | 2024 South Pasadena High School boys varsity basketball in CIF action.

Standout Season Ends for South Pasadena High’s Boys’ Basketball

It came down to a missed shot in the closing seconds by South Pasadena High...
PHOTO: provided by SPARC | The South Pasadenan | The Kobe Bryant mural located in South Pasadena.

Kobe Bryant Mural Restoration Fundraiser

The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) is asking the public for help in raising funds...
PHOTO: Johan Persson | The South Pasadenan | Rory MacLeod and Monique Jonas in 'Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet'.

Matthew Bourne’s ROMEO & JULIET | Ahmanson Theatre

A masterful re-telling of an ageless tale of teenage discovery and the madness of first...

Vintage Bouquet Bar at HOTBOX | Saturday Arts Crawl

❤︎ BUY A VINTAGE VASE ❤︎ WE'LL PROVIDE THE FLOWERS ❤︎ BUILD YOUR BOUQUET ❤︎ BUBBLES TO SIP &...

Earthquake | 4.6 Near Thousand Oaks Felt in South Pasadena

At 1:47pm a 'lite earthquake' was reported by the Southern California Earthquake Data Center (SCEDC)....
PHOTO: SPHS Boys Basketball | The South Pasadenan | South Pasadena High School Boys Varsity Basketball

SPHS Off to Solid Start in Boys CIF Basketball Action

It didn’t take long for South Pasadena High to dispatch its first round opponent in...
PHOTO: SPHS Water Polo | The South Pasadenan | South Pasadena High lost 7-6 in triple overtime on Tuesday to Etiwanda in a first round CIF-SS Division 4 girls’ water polo contest at home.

SPHS Water Polo | Difficult Defeat for Girls’ Water Polo

CIF-Southern Section overtime losses seem to be setting an unfortunate trend at South Pasadena High...

Jones Coffee | Winter Arts Crawl Happenings

On Saturday, February 10th, during the South Pasadena Arts Crawl, Jones Coffee Roasters will be...

Here Comes The Winter ARTS CRAWL!

The South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce warmly invites the community to a unique evening celebrating...
PHOTO: mtb.fastpitch.photography | The South Pasadenan | The CIF-Southern Section playoffs start this week and South Pasadena High will host four games, including boys’ soccer, girls’ water polo and both boys’ and girls’ basketball.

SPHS Hosts Four CIF-SS Playoffs Contests This Week

Saying he’s “thrilled,” South Pasadena High Athletic Director CB Richards, with help from the California...
Hodis Learning & Music Homeschool Program

Homeschool Program | Hodis Learning Offers New Expert Instruction Curriculum

Hodis Learning and Music (HLM) is now offering homeschool services for grades K-12. These services...
PHOTO: provided by SPUSD | The South Pasadenan | SPHS Advanced Sports Medicine students treat and stretch student athletes and staff during the inaugural Athlete Recovery Day.

SPHS Athlete Recovery Day Offers Care for Students and Staff

It wasn’t a typical late start day on either January 30 or 31, as SPHS...
PHOTO: provided by Marengo Elementary School | The South Pasadenan | Marengo Elementary students add their acts of kindness to the school’s kindness tree in the main office.

SPUSD Elementary Students Celebrate Kindness

All three SPUSD elementary schools celebrate Kindness Week at the end of January through the...

Fifth-Graders Ready to Descend Upon South Pasadena High School Stage

By Todd Edwards “It feels good being bad,” is not necessarily a sentence any adult wants...
PHOTO: Matthew Murphy | The South Pasadenan | Alex Edelman in "Just For Us" at Mark Taper Forum through November 26, 2023.

Alex Edelman’s “Just For Us” | A Jewish Comedian Walks into a White Nationalist Meeting in Queens

UPDATE: Just For Us returns for 7 performances as part of the Spring 2024 CTG:FWD...
PHOTO: provided by Friends of the Library | The South Pasadenan | The Fiato String Quartet.

Restoration Concert at South Pasadena Library February 11, 2024

The Fiato Quartet will be featured at the Restoration concert on Sunday, February 11, 2024...