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AV State Float Parade | TOR Rose Court Visits Arroyo Vista...

There’s nothing like a parade – Arroyo Vista Elementary School Style. The campus playground was full of miniature floats pulled by 119 5th graders, eager...

A Life Of Music | Remembering David Blatt

By day, David Blatt was a numbers guy, managing the City of South Pasadena’s finances, overseeing the budget and strategizing for a profitable long-term...

Santa Claus Comes To Town | Children Delight in Meeting the...

Santa Claus, yes, the jolly man in a red suit, was in town last Saturday for a morning of fun and activities. The City of...

Stella Abrera Stars in ABT’s THE NUTCRACKER

American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Stella Abrera is running late; her subway train is delayed and so she is stuck, underground, with hundreds of...

NEW MAYOR | A Busy Week For South Pasadenans

Dr. Marina Khubesrian has been selected as South Pasadena newest mayor, replacing Dr. Richard Schneider, who ended his one-year term.  In addition, Robert Joe, who...

DANCE | Winter Dance Concert “Perspective” On Stage Now

Dance is thriving in South Pasadena and it is on full display at South Pasadena High School this week. The SPHS Dance Department, under...

Rose Court 2019 | Ribbon Cutting Commences Annual Hotline

Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek and the 2019 Rose Queen Louise Deser Siskel, along with the Tournament of Roses® Royal Court helped kick off more...

Indelible Loss | Remembering Cathy Erskine

A deep loss is being felt at the South Pasadena Unified School District this week following the announcement that employee Cathy Erskine has passed...

Throwback Thursday | Anatomy of a Craftsman Take Down

Today, the Monterey Townhomes at 1200, 1202, 1204 on Monterey Road marks the spot of a massive “take down” of craftsman homes (Gates Place)...

Tiger Run 2k18 | The South Pasadena Tradition Comes of Age

Those looking for a sense of community don’t have to go beyond the annual Tiger Run to find it. For many of the 700-plus runners...

New STEM Building at SPHS | Superintendent Geoff Yantz Visits

Wearing a hard hat and smile, South Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent Geoff Yantz liked what he saw this week as he toured the...

The Intricate Work of Jeff Burke | On Display at SouthPasadenan.com...

He describes his artwork as “digital composite,” combining original photographs of costume jewelry and brass figurines to digitally form a composition that speaks to...

Coffee With a Cop | Socializing With the South Pasadena Police...

Nationwide, it’s called “Coffee with a Cop,” and locally SPPD Acting Police Chief Brian Solinsky said his department enjoyed the opportunity to answer questions...

UPDATED | Dead Body Discovered in the Arroyo

12-1-2018: After a follow-up with SPPD today: The LA Coroner's have yet to make a determination as to cause of death. It's being treated as...

Rose Queen and Court | Oneonta Club’s Annual Holiday Dinner with...

The 101st Tournament of Roses Queen and Royal Court will be the featured guests on December 10, 2018 during the Oneonta Club’s annual holiday...

THIS MORNING | Father & Son ‘Clipped’ by Car Near Monterey...

A father and son were reportedly clipped by a car driving along Via Del Rey Avenue in South Pasadena early Friday morning and treated...

What College Are You Going to? A Better Process Exists, Start...

College entrance: "?" Even feeling certain is an uncertainty in today’s highly competitive environment. We all know that the process of gaining acceptance to the right...

Victory For South Pasadena as 710 Freeway Extension Plans Are Finally...

At long last, it’s over. After decades of study, debate and legal battles, mostly between the cities of South Pasadena and Alhambra, the 710 Freeway...

OFFICIAL STATEMENT: Mayor Richard Schneider South Pasadena

RE: Today's release and announcement of the historic final EIR; essentially ending the six-decade conflict with the 710 extension. Press Conference Click Here From Mayor Schneider: "This...

“It’s Dead” Says Senator Anthony Portantino & Secretary of Transportation Brian...

On Wednesday, November 28, State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) and California Secretary of Transportation Brian Annis held a press conference to...

The Lost Parrot Cafe | Discovering a South Pasadena Gem

The Lost Parrot Café is surely a gem in the small community of South Pasadena. Taking a load of influences from around the country...

COME FROM AWAY | Broadway’s Tony Award-Winning Musical Opens at The...

The First National Tour of Come From Away will open its Los Angeles engagement on Wednesday, November 28. The Tony Award-winning musical continues through...

SPARC 3rd Annual Holiday Party at Bullseye Glass

UPDATE! The Glass Workshop is filling up fast! You don't want to miss out on the fun! Special Musical Guests: Tisa Adamson and Randy Mitchell; Aaron Therol and...

WINTER CAMP | Young Stars Theatre’s First in Over a Decade

Young Stars Theatre (YST), now about to begin their fourth year of calling South Pasadena home, is about to do something they haven’t done...

The Spirit of 2008 Still Going Strong | South Pasadena High...

This past weekend the South Pasadena High School class of 2008 came together to celebrate our 10-year reunion. The turnout was solid but we...

SPECIAL SCREENING | South Pasadena Library To Host a Very Special...

On November 29 at 7 p.m., a Library Film Night screening of “Best Fr(r)iends, Volume 1” will be presented in the Community Room. The...

Small Business Saturday | Shop Local: Less Stress, Better Shopping, More...

It’s sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and is a day to pull shoppers out big box stores and malls and bring them...

MESSIAH is Coming! 18th Annual Messiah Performance Sunday Dec. 2 at...

https://youtu.be/rOz-SAVTSyU     Messiah Rehearsal at Calvary Presbyterian Church South Pasadena Come and experience this moving and season-defining event Sunday December 2nd, 2018 at 4pm Calvary Presbyterian Church 1050 Fremont Ave....

Giving Back on Thanksgiving | City Officials Help Less Fortunate

It was a day of giving for South Pasadena city officials who took part in the traditional Thanksgiving Dinner in Pasadena's Central Park. Serving food...

Throwback Thursday | First Thanksgiving at The Raymond: A Holiday Pictorial

The Royal Raymond in South Pasadena celebrated its grand opening 132 years ago this month. The following pictorial of images from that time include the...

Being Thankful | Thanksgiving Messages from our Leadership, Family, Neighbors, Friends

A Thanksgiving note from News Editor Bill Glazier My 28-year-old son, Michael, taught me a very valuable lesson – be thankful for what you have,...

A Christmas Carol at A Noise Within | A Pasadena Tradition

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues the cherished holiday tradition of presenting its well-loved production of Charles Dickens’ A...