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Garden Soiree Event | Celebrate with South Pasadena Preservation

The Force Continues! South Pas Preservation’s Millenium Falcons Celebrate 70 Year Victory Over Empire 710 Saturday, June 22  ⬥ 3pm ⬥ 318 Fairview Av Join with us...

City Council to Vote on Nov 5 Special Election

A proposal to place a ¾-cent sales tax increase on a special election ballot Nov. 5 will be considered by the City Council at...

Father’s Day at Senior Center | Dads, Grandads Celebrated

South Pasadena City Council member Bob Joe wondered out loud how many fathers and grandfathers were in the audience during Friday’s Father’s Day BBQ...

‘Remembrance Day’ for Officer Sandoval | Keeping the Memories Alive

It was “Remembrance Day” last Friday at Garfield Park in South Pasadena. Local police and fire department authorities gathered around a tree planted in honor...

South Pasadena Golf Tournament | Rose Parade Funds Successfully Raised for...

John Vandercook says it’s always special when golfers come together to raise funds and create plenty of fun on the same day. That’s what the...

Wonderful Wednesdays at the Library | Fantastick Patrick Kicks Off Series

The South Pasadena Public Library’s Wonderful Wednesdays series kicks off with an energetic start on June 19 with a performance by international variety entertainer...

Bringing Home the Bacon | Mahmud Dogs County on Measure W...

It’s a small, obscure provision buried deep in a draft of a county public works ordinance. But it could affect how much South Pasadena...

LGBTQ Instruction Questioned in Schools | Vocal Group Expresses Concerns

A small group of parents raised an issue during Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender (LGBT) curriculum being taught in...

“No on 710” | Honored 710 Freeway Fighters Share Compelling Stories

A large crowd turned out June 7 in the South Pasadena Library’s community room to honor the 710 Freeway Fighters, the energetic group of...

Concerts in the Park Return | ‘Escape: The Journey Tribute’ Headlines

Let the good times roll! The City of South Pasadena will host the first of five free summer Concerts in the Park at Garfield Park...

“Sanctuary II” | Special Art Exhibit at Library June 13-15

More than 500 visitors experienced the “Sanctuary” Art Exhibit during its highly successful run in the South Pasadena Public Library during the last week...

SPPD Crime Bulletin | Suspects Wanted for Grand Theft Auto

On 6-7-19, at about 1:57 AM, Suspect 1 enters the apartment complex in the 400 block of Garfield Avenue, South Pasadena and takes the...

Memorial for Officer Sandoval | June 14 at Garfield Park

The South Pasadena Police Department will gather at Garfield Park on June 14 at 3:30 p.m. to memorialize the loss of Officer Kevin Sandoval. Members...

Santa Anita Racetrack | Rep. Judy Chu Reiterates Call for Moratorium

Over the weekend, two more horses died at Santa Anita Racetrack making these the 28th and 29th horses to die since the start of the meet...

Throwback Thursday | The Day TR Came to Town

On May 8, 1903, after a short address at Pomona College that morning, President Theodore Roosevelt traveled to South Pasadena for lunch at The...

Public School Team Prevails Over Private in Annual Volleyball Match

In a traditional summer matchup, the public school team prevailed Friday, beating players representing private schools in volleyball. In the match at South Pasadena High,...

All-Star Sets Sights on Chicago | Ella Cornwell’s Athletic Endeavors

Ella Cornwell, a multi-sport athlete at Pasadena Poly, has signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Chicago next fall to compete...

A Young Skating Prodigy | 3-Year Old Shreds at Skate Park

This article was written and produced by Kasper Tobias I entered South Pasadena skate park last week and heard a kid pleading to his parents...

Jacaranda Trees | A Love-Hate Relationship

Love or hate them, they’re a major part of South Pasadena’s landscape this time of year. In full bloom are the jacarandas, one of the...

4TH OF JULY Pancake Breakfast | Tickets ON SALE NOW

It’s a longtime tradition many in the community take part in to kickstart their Fourth of July celebration into high gear. The South Pasadena Kiwanis...

Center Theatre Group | “Indecent” Comes to the Ahmanson Theater

Currently in previews, “Indecent,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, will open on June 9 at 2 p.m. at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. Directed...

City Council Update | City Budget Approved

Public safety reports from the fire and police chiefs, the adoption of the annual operating budget, and an update to the Capital Improvement Plan...

SPLL Challenger Baseball | Play Ball for All!

There were smiles everywhere as kids swung bats and smashed baseballs all over the field while parents and friends applauded the efforts of the...

SPHS Senior Awards | Prestige and Scholarships Abound

High honors and scholarships were recently presented during South Pasadena High’s annual Senior Awards Night. The event traditionally recognizes dozens seniors who have distinguished themselves...

SPUSD Employee Recognition Awards | Faculty Honored for Dedication

Sandie Wells doesn’t waste a second when talking about her greatest moments teaching over the past five decades. Yes, that’s right, Wells taught for 50...

GRADUATION | SPHS 2019 Senior Class Ceremony

Rachul Lu couldn’t have said it any better, describing the conclusion of four years of attending classes, social and sporting events and, in away,...

THIS WEEKEND ONLY | ‘SEUSSICAL KIDS’ at Young Stars Theatre

"Seussical Kids" tells the story of Horton the Elephant, and his attempt to save the tiny Whos on their small speck of dust, because...

South Pasadena Resident Named Fulbright Distinguished Chair

Cal State LA Professor David Blekhman has been selected as a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Alternative Energy Technology, one of the most prestigious appointments...

SPMS Graduation 2019 | ‘Be the Change!’

They will no longer be the “top of the heap, the top banana,” as South Pasadena Middle School Principal Dave Kubela pointed out during...

Shakespeare by the Sea Returns to South Pasadena

Shakespeare by the Sea (SBTS) will present its 23rd season this summer, featuring two Shakespearean plays delivered by its troupe of actors in 23 parks...

Summer Reading Program | It’s Show Time at the Library!

Get ready to be entertained at this year's themed Summer Reading Program, "Show Time at the Library," which runs from June 3-August 3, at...

Marengo 5th Grade Promotion | A Message of Positivity

Patricia Cheadle knows it, just like the teachers and students she oversees at Marengo Elementary School. The principal at the South Pasadena campus calls it...

Nicole Laborie | Remembering D-Day

On a day when the world pauses to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, South Pasadena’s Nicole Laborie remembers it vividly as a 7-year-old...

Monterey Hills 5th Grade Promotion | ‘Have it All’

On the cover of Monterey Hills Elementary School’s promotion program reads: “6th grade here we come!!!” A student, Kaitlyn, - her name handwritten in the...

Vecinos de South Pasadena Scholarships | Two Students Named Winners

“Providing scholarships to students is at the core of Vecinos values,” said Janna Philpot, president of the Vecinos. “We’re redoubling our efforts this year...

Rotary Club Speaker: Mae Vieth | Growing Up in Communist China

Mae Vieth, wife of Rotarian George Vieth, was the program speaker at the May 28 meeting of the Rotary Club of South Pasadena. She presented...

Throwback Thursday | Before “The Bridge”

During the late 1800s, the banks of the Arroyo Seco and surrounding area is primarily an agricultural community of fruit growers. In the above photo,...

Don’t Miss Out! | Big Laughs at the Arroyo Comedy Show!

Looking for a good comedy fix? The Arroyo Comedy Show has got you covered! JUNE 6th, right down at the golf course in South Pasadena!...