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Fine-tuning Al Fresco Dining | City Examines Option for Restaurants

Creating the perfect al fresco dining experience to help struggling restaurants fend off COVID-19 is being considered in South Pasadena after actions taken by...

Churches

CalTrans & Ongoing No-710 Issues

Schools | South Pasadena District

School District Looks to Modify Budget | Board Reevaluates Upcoming School...

Responding to newly passed legislation, the South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) plans on modifying its budget once again heading into the 2020-21 school...

South Pasadena News | Featured Articles

A World Less Certain | Magic Bus

Since my stroke last month, I’ve been thinking about the world and our power to...

City Municipal Elections | Council Formally Announces Stipulations

Three of South Pasadena’s five city council seats will be up for grabs during...

Woman’s Club Provides Masks to Seniors | Working to Expand Outreach to Save Lives

Masks have been used for centuries in various religious rituals, in masquerades, and by the...

What’s Happening in Arts & Entertainment | July 3 – 10

Our unofficial “Nighttime Mayor” Brad Colerick brings us the Wine & Song Podcast #15. So...

SPUSD | SPHS Gym Construction Update

SPUSD PRESS RELEASE: The gymnasium has the last few coats of interior paint being applied and...

The D.U.D.E.S. Brings 4th of July to Your Doorstep | Raising Money for ‘Back 2 Class’

No parade, no problem. In absence of South Pasadena’s traditional 4th of July Festival of Balloons,...

PUBLIC HEALTH | Revised Health Officer Order Requires Closure of Indoor On-Site Dining and Other Indoor Activities

The Los Angeles County Health Officer Order will be modified as of Wednesday, July 1...

4th of July Reminder | ‘Safe and Sane’ Fireworks Banned in South Pasadena

Fourth of July is going to look much different as local cities, including South Pasadena,...

Future of Policing | City Council Approves Appointment of New Subcommittee

Will Hoadley-Brill is looking for change in the South Pasadena Police Department. As protests over the...

4th of July Murals | Window Displays Decorate Business District

While the 4th of July won’t be the same this year, minus a traditional pancake...

COVID Cases Spike in LA County | Closures Implemented to Combat Spread, Again

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) continues to see alarming trends...

One Case of Coronavirus Reported at City Hall

South Pasadena Public Works Director Shahid Abbas announced Wednesday night that one person in his...

House of Representatives Passes Police Reform Bill | Congresswoman Judy Chu’s Statement

MEDIA RELEASE: Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 7120, the George Floyd Justice...

Council Adopts Provisional Budget | Finance Department Receives $80,000 to Clean Up Books

The South Pasadena City Council on June 24 voted unanimously to adopt what City Manager...

Uncertainty Continues to Loom Over Fall Sports at SPHS

As uncertainty continues, some South Pasadena High athletes have begun zoom workouts in anticipation to...

Police & Fire COVID-19 Update | 10 New Cases in Past Week

As California experienced a significant rise in coronavirus cases over a two-day span, South Pasadena...

Board of Education | SPUSD Approves ‘Placeholder’ Budget

The South Pasadena Unified School District's (SPUSD) Board of Education approved the district’s proposed budget...

A World Less Certain | On Thin Ice

During the pandemic, we are all walking on thin ice, some more than others. In...

What’s Happening in Arts & Entertainment | June 26 – July 3

Premiering July 3 on Disney+ is the highly anticipated film version of Broadway’s mega-hit “Hamilton”....

Rose Parade 2021 Float Design Revealed | SPTOR Remains on Standby for Tournament this Year

For now, despite growing concerns about increasing coronavirus cases – especially in LA County –...

Vanessa Marquez | Wrongful Death Claim Filed Over South Pasadena Police Shooting of Actress

Friends, colleagues and supporters of the late actress Vanessa Marquez came to South Pasadena Wednesday...

City Council Preview: June 24 | Finance Staff Requests Budget Delay, $80,000 to Clean Books Before End of Fiscal Year

South Pasadena city staff want the City Council to hold off adopting the new $45...

Video of ‘Spit-Hood’ Arrest by SPPD | Watch Commander on Scene Reports

On Tuesday June 23 at approximately 11:30 a.m., an assault & robbery suspect was detained...

OP-Ed | Finance Director Called to Task by Finance Commission for Mistakes

By Stephen Rossi: (Credentials Click Here) Over the past few weeks, numerous questions have been raised regarding...

Board of Education | State of California Halts Budget Cuts

Governor Gavin Newsom and the California legislature have agreed to halt proposed education cuts, according...

City Hall Reopens | Employees Return with Extra Precautions

South Pasadena City Hall reopened with employees inside on Monday. Workers were brought into offices...

SPPD Discusses Community Policing | ‘Trust is Earned, Not Given’

Community policing, designed to forge stronger bonds between law enforcement and the communities they protect...

John Vandercook Closing Reimagine Your Home

His flooring and window design business survived the 2008 recession along with economic downturns in...

City Reminder: Overnight Parking Enforcement Resumes July 6

In March, the South Pasadena City Council adopted an Emergency Resolution that suspended requirements for...

November Elections | City Clerk Evelyn Zneimer Running for City Council

Evelyn Zneimer says she wants to “restore trust in City Hall” as a major reason...

COVID-19 Update | 140 Cases in South Pasadena, June 19

MEDIA RELEASE: 06/19 Update Cases through 8:00pm 06/18/2020 *including cases reported by Long Beach and Pasadena Health Departments **...

SPPD | Catalytic Converter Thefts Continue, Police Warn

Catalytic converter thefts, according to the South Pasadena Police Department, continue to be on the...

Police & Fire Department COVID Update | June 19, 2020

Throughout the pandemic, South Pasadena Fire Chief Paul Riddle and Police Chief Joe Ortiz continue...

$140,000 Awarded by Tournament of Roses Foundation to Grant Winners

Totaling over $140,000, the grants will support new and ongoing programs benefiting children, teens, adults...

South Pasadena Rotary Club Raises $14,000 for Local Restaurants

The Rotary Club and Foundation of South Pasadena has concluded a three-month online fundraising campaign...

Finance Commission Recommends Budget Delay Pending Audit

Struggling to weigh public confidence against administrative risk, the South Pasadena Finance Commission on Thursday...