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Coachella Music Festival | Littering Breaks the Illusion

On 3 sunny, bone-dry days between April 12th and 14th, 2019, thousands of fans gathered in Indio, California to attend one of the most...

Eclectic Music Festival & Arts Crawl | Only One Week Away!

Southern California music fans of all ages are counting down to Saturday, April 27, when the Eclectic Music Festival and Arts Crawl returns to...

SPHS Shortcut Pathway to Close | City Council Votes to Restrict...

A walkway from Fremont Avenue to Diamond Avenue through the South Pasadena High campus, which had been opened for years, will now be closed...

Elementary Students Weigh in on Parking Meters in South Pasadena

Some like the idea, others not so much. As it turns out, even kids are weighing in, taking a swipe at the idea of parking...

Rotary Club | Coming Together To Build a Home in One...

Approximately 40 South Pasadena and San Marino Rotarians, their families and friends traveled to Tecate, Mexico earlier this month and built a house in...

Citizen’s Police Academy | Officers and Citizens Bridge the Gap

Bridging the gap between the community and the South Pasadena Police Department is the purpose of a 10-week program designed to expose participants to...

LOCAL COVERAGE | Suicidal Man Disarmed by South Pasadena Police

South Pasadena Police officers yesterday successfully disarmed an apparently suicidal man who was holding a large kitchen knife, allowing him to be transported for...

Throwback Thursday | Burn! Burn! Burn!: The Raymond Hotel’s Historical Firestorm

On Easter Sunday in 1895 (124 years ago this week), South Pasadena’s Raymond hotel went up in flames. It was the most massive single-structure...

Eclectic Music Festival & Arts Crawl | Brad Colerick Builds Community...

In recent months Brad Colerick’s email has been filled with messages from musicians interested in playing in the 11th Annual Eclectic Music Festival and...

Opinion | Reconsidering the Bank Street Surrender at SPHS

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: from South Pasadena Resident Buried on the South Pasadena City Council’s consent agenda tonight is a resolution to surrender, or “vacate,”...

The Travel Expo 2019 | 10 Reasons to ‘Say Yes to...

Think about the last conference you attended. It was probably for work… full of stuffy professionals in suits handing out business cards and making...

City Council | Council to Consider Updated Strategic Plan Goals

The City Council tonight, Wednesday, April 17, will consider updating the City’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan to include new objectives for the upcoming fiscal year. The...

New Police Chief | Welcome Reception Ceremony for Joe Ortiz April...

New Police Chief Joe Ortiz will officially be welcomed to the city on Monday, April 29, during a pubic ceremonial oath of office inside...

Pasadena Playhouse: ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’ | A Star-Studded Opening Night Brings...

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, hosted a star-studded opening night last evening for The Public Theater production of Tiny Beautiful Things starring Academy Award-nominated...

Residential Burglaries on the Rise | SPPD Cautions Residents

Lock your doors and windows when away from your home, comes a reminder from the South Pasadena Police Department. “We have seen a rise in...

South Pasadena Beautiful Garden Tour | Residents Opened Their Homes for...

If it’s Spring, You Can Count on a Popular Garden Tour in South Pasadena Like clockwork, each spring South Pasadena Beautiful hosts an inspirational and...

So Cal Gas Prices Skyrocket | South Pasadena Stations Surpass $4...

Gas prices are on the rise throughout the Southland. Increases have pushed the cost of gas on average alarmingly to over $4 per gallon in...

Monterey Hills Elementary Pajama Story Night | Storytime Comes to Life

They hugged teddy bears, sat on blankets and had what looked like a giant slumber party inside the multipurpose room Thursday night at Monterey...

Rotary Club’s Taste of South Pasadena | Get Your Fill of...

Local Rotary Club members are lining up a full night of family fun as they gear up for the 8th annual Taste of South...

SPUSD | School Board Gets First Crack at Land Swap Objectives

Eying formal presentations with the city in coming weeks, South Pasadena Unified School Board Superintendent Geoff Yantz on Tuesday unveiled a draft set of...

PCC New President | Dr. Erika Endrijonas Welcomed by South Pasadena...

The home of Ellen and Joe Daigle was a hub of influential and high profile figures in the community on Tuesday evening. About 50...

Nia Vardalos reprises role in Tiny Beautiful Things at Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, is pleased to announce that casting is complete for The Public Theater production of Tiny Beautiful Things...

High Honor for Chief City Clerk | Marc Donohue Receives Prestigious...

South Pasadena Chief City Clerk Marc Donohue was presented with the Exceptional Service in Mentoring Award at the City Clerk’s Association Annual Conference last...

Beep Baseball | South Pasadenan Brings American Pastime to the Visually...

This article was written and produced by Dave Kinnoin  South Pasadena resident Darren Keepers has a true heart and clear vision for ensuring that blind...

CLOSING | Big Lots South Pasadena

The South Pasadena Big Lots discount retail store is closing down the location on the corner of Huntington Drive and Fremont Avenue. Braun, the store...

Eclectic Music Festival the Library Stage | A Trio of Tasty...

Three generous helpings of spicy, flavorful musical goodness will be served to guests on the Library ‘Carnegie Stage’ Concert for the 11th Annual Eclectic Music Festival on...

SPHS Students go to China | An ‘Unforgettable’ Spring Break

A South Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education member called it an “an unforgettable experience” for a group of local teenagers who know...

Throwback Thursday | Wood! Wood! Wood!

The Raymond required massive amounts of lumber and a small army of skilled craftsmen to complete the final construction phase. Wood was a plentiful natural...

Lineage Performing Arts Center Presents ‘Pippin’! | An Interactive Theatre Experience

Lineage Performing Arts Center is proud to present a re-imagined Pippin - a fully staged musical taking place in Pasadena throughout the month of May. Along with the magic...

Caltrans Homes Sell Low in Price, But There’s a Catch

That old adage, if it’s too good to be true it probably isn't might apply to some South Pasadena homes controlled by Caltrans’.  Some...

WINDSTORMS | City Relatively Unscathed, Fire Chief Says

South Pasadena residents were relatively unscathed following a windstorm in the Southland Tuesday night that knocked down power lines and toppled trees in many...

Kitchen Fire on Mockingbird Lane

South Pasadena Fire Department officials responded to a oven fire Wednesday just after 7 p.m. at an apartment in the 300 block of Mockingbird...

Rare Ray Bradbury Artifacts Acquired | Jerry and Doris Selmer Donate...

The South Pasadena Library Conference Room on the second floor was renamed in honor of Ray Bradbury (1920-2010) in 2013. The extraordinary author spent...

WISPPA City Budget Meeting | Citizens Share Thoughts With City Manager...

Saturday morning saw a small, but quite impassioned group engaged in conversation and debate over the looming city budget gap and the numerous issues...

Tiger Invitational 2019 | SPHS Hosts Athletic Meet on National Level

A national level track and field meet came to South Pasadena High last Friday afternoon as the school hosted the prestigious Tiger Invitational for...

CERT Program | Fire Department Provides Emergency Response Classes

Should a major disaster occur in the city like the one in 2011 when strong winds knocked down trees and power lines, closing down...

Eclectic Music Festival & Arts Crawl | Preview Party Launches Countdown...

South Pasadena’s countdown to the 11th annual Eclectic Music Festival and Arts Crawl began with lively music, tasty food and community friends – all...

Restoration Concert Series | International Soloist Robert Thies Mans the Piano...

The incomparable Restoration Concert Series returns to South Pasadena on Sunday, April 21 at 4:00 PM. The number of concerts that have been held...