A Father’s Flag

This is the story of a father and his son. It is a story of duty, honor, sacrifice and unconditional love. For me, it...

SPHS Tiger Football | CIF Loss Against Fillmore Brings End to...

One of the major goals of South Pasadena High’s football team this season was reaching the CIF-Southern Section playoffs, something the Tigers hadn’t accomplished...

Rose Parade Crunch Time Party | Tickets on Sale Now

Work crews are busy putting in long hours on South Pasadena’s float that soon will set sail down Colorado Boulevard in the 2020 Rose...

SPHS Tiger Water Polo | Schurr Edges Out South Pasadena in...

It’s always heart wrenching when a season with so much hope comes to an end, but South Pasadena High water polo coach Michael Gonzales...

Police Department Joins No-Shave November | Taking Part in Cancer Awareness

Razors, scissors and clippers are being left alone this month by South Pasadena Police Department officials, voluntarily taking part in No-Shave November, a month-long...

Dinosaur Farm Turns 25 | South Pasadena’s Top-Rated Independent Toy Store...

The word “dinosaur” often refers to people or things that are out-of-step or on the verge of extinction. That definitely doesn’t apply to the...

A Center Court Culture Clash | Pasadena Playhouse Premieres THE GREAT...

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, in association with East West Players, presents the Los Angeles premiere of Lauren Yee’s The Great Leap,...

Homecoming Royal Tiger 2019 | Jewel Nguyen Shares Her Thoughts

Jewel Nguyen dreams of someday becoming a food critic and working alongside restaurateur and television personality Gordon Ramsey. She would also like to travel back...

Throwback Thursday | Growing Up in Southern California

In 1926, Paul Helms took early retirement due to poor health and moved his family from New York to sunny Southern California. A few...

City Confuses Voters | Where to Vote at Which Poll, Where?

A city announcement about polling places in South Pasadena for the Nov. 5 election provided incomplete and imprecise information, frustrating some voters. In addition...

Special Election Results Recap | City Leadership Emboldened

South Pasadena voters passed Measure A Tuesday night by a wide margin, authorizing the city to levy an additional sales tax of 0.75 percent...

Letter to the Editor | Let Us Stay With You

Dear South Pasadenans: We are your neighbors. We are families, women, single mothers, seniors, the disabled and students. We are among many more South Pasadenans who...

EVICTION MORATORIUM | Special Council Meeting Nov. 6

The City Council has called a special meeting Wednesday, Nov. 6, to consider a temporary, 60-day ordinance that would prohibit tenant evictions without just...

KEY LARGO at Geffen Playhouse Starring Andy Garcia

Geffen Playhouse presents its world premiere adaptation of Key Largo, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, Farragut North) and featuring Academy Award...

Vote Results Being Tallied | South Pasadena Measures A & C...

Result...  Measure A & Measure C Both Pass   Measure A & Measure C One asks residents to approve a slight increase in the city’s sales tax...

BREAKING NEWS: South Pasadena High School Football in Playoffs

South Pasadena High will play Fillmore in a first round CIF-Southern Section Division 13 playoff game at 7:30 p.m. Friday on the road. The Tigers...

METAMORPHOSES | Director Nick Hoffa and SPHS Drama Explore How Tragedy...

There is something really exciting going on at South Pasadena High School that you are not going to want to miss. Drama Department Head,...

HOMECOMING FOOTBALL 2019 | South Pasadena Victory Over La Cañada

It’s now a waiting game for South Pasadena High to determine if the Tigers qualify for a spot in the CIF-Southern Section Division 13...

NOV 5 Special Election | Three Polling Places Available in South...

UPDATED INFORMATION South Pasadena will have three polling places available to voters in the Nov. 5 special election, not two as previously stated. The City distributed...

City’s General Plan Update | Meetings Open Discussion for South Pasadena

During a series of meetings, City of South Pasadena officials will share the results of a multi-year community based process regarding the city’s General...

AMGEN Tour Cancelled | Looks to Relaunch in 2021

AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, announced on Tuesday they will put the Amgen Tour of California race on hiatus for...

UPDATE: ACLU Files Complaint Against SPUSD | School District Denies Accusations

Updated to include letters from both ACLU and SPUSD. Linked below: ACLU LETTER  RESPONSE FROM SCHOOL DISTRICT ABOUT COMPLAINTS ------------------------------------------------------------------------ An official representing the American Civil Liberties Union...

SPHS Sports Update | Multiple Teams Shine this Season

South Pasadena High’s football team hopes to reach the CIF-Southern Section playoffs with a win over visiting La Cañada Friday night, but that’s only...

Exploring the Macabre | Your Guide to Creepy Curio in South...

From hidden stairs, to historical houses, take a journey through some local haunts (1) Arroyo Shrine A small, seemingly insignificant makeshift monument, it remains a mystery...

A Spooktacular Success | Families Enjoy Halloween-Themed Night at Orange Grove...

It was an evening of spooky fun and frolic last Friday night as the City of South Pasadena held its annual Halloween Spooktacular. The event...

Throwback Thursday | Love in Plain Sight

Rick Thomas | U.S. Court of Appeals (formerly Vista del Arroyo hotel) seen in the framed arch of the Colorado Street Bridge (2007) A...

‘Vaping: What You Need to Know’ | Forum Educates Parents at...

Reports of sudden, severe lung illness and deaths associated with e-cigarettes have been reported across 33 states and 1 U.S. territory, according to the...

Red Ribbon Week | Positivity Flows at Marengo Elementary

South Pasadena schools are celebrating healthy choices during Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is a time when many of the nation’s schools, including those...

Mike Birbiglia’s “THE NEW ONE” at the AHMANSON THEATRE

Following its Drama Desk Award-winning Broadway debut, “The New One” will play the Ahmanson through November 24. Written by Mike Birbiglia, with additional writing by...

Post Office Landscaping | Seeking Support from the Community

There’s a whole lot of work going on at the corner of Fremont Avenue and El Centro Street in South Pasadena these days. John Nixon,...

SUNDAY HOUSE TOUR Nov 3 | Pasadena Heritage Presents: Craftsman Weekend

The Sunday Craftsman House Tour is Craftsman Weekend’s signature event, featuring fine examples of the beautiful Craftsman architecture that makes Pasadena the destination for...

SPHS Tiger Football | Victory Over Temple City Keeps Playoff Hopes...

In a season full of ups and downs with some unusual moments thrown into the mix – including a rare Monday night football game...

SPHS Tiger Band’s Successful Competition Run | The Firebird Takes Flight...

By Jason Liu  The South Pasadena High School Tiger Marching Band and Color Guard kicked off its 2019 competition season October 12, at the Western...

Vaping Forum at SPHS | ‘What You Need to Know’

A parent education forum, “Vaping: What you need to Know,” will be the held at 7:15 p.m. on Monday, October 28, in the library...

City Summons the Press | Hanscom Drive Inspection Warrant Explained

The January 11, 2018 sewage spill on Hanscom Dr. in South Pasadena was the fault of homeowner Alison Smith, city officials told reporters Friday...

Measure C Confusion | Innocuous Ballot Measure Cause for Concern for...

“I am voting ‘no’ on Measure C,” South Pasadena City Clerk Evelyn Zneimer said last week. Her position may not come as much of...

Todd Brown’s Legacy | Remembering an Exceptional Family Man

By Tracy Macrum  Todd’s loved ones, wife Jennifer and kids Kristoff and Noel, wish most for everyone to remember Mr. Brown and how he lived,...