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Senate OKs Bill on 710 Non-Profit Sales, Rent Increase Prohibition and...

The California State Senate on Wednesday, May 22 passed Senate Bill 7, putting the “formal legislative end” to the 710 Freeway extension by prohibiting...

LOCAL COVERAGE | Two-Car Accident on Fremont Ave

South Pasadena Fire Department responded to a two-car accident Friday afternoon just before 1 p.m. on Fremont Avenue at Alhambra Road. Following the incident an...

Evolution of Man and Medicine | This Weekend: The Advanced Medicine...

The Advanced Medicine Conference scheduled for May 25 - 26, 2019 will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center. This event will bring some...

Citizens for LA Wildlife | Conservation Group Presents at LA Middle...

The word "wildlife" often conjures images of exotic creatures in lush, foreign scapes - lions, tigers, elephants, and many other species not found on...

South Pasadena Bites Back! | Mosquito Protection Workshop

The San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District invites residents to the “South Pasadena Bites Back” workshop on Tuesday, June 11 at 7...

Memorial Day | Ceremony at War Memorial May 27

Memorial Day will be observed on Monday, May 27, in South Pasadena with a blend of speeches, music something new this year. The event to...

SPHS Track & Field | Tigers Send Two to State Meet

Two out three isn’t bad, admits CB Richards, South Pasadena High’s track and field coach, but the athlete who didn’t qualify was the one...

Longtime City Employee Leaves | Lucy Hakobian Says Goodbye

Lucy Hakobian, South Pasadena’s community services supervisor, is saying goodbye, departing after working 25-plus years for the city. Hakobian, who began her career as a...

SPMS Band Concert | Hundreds Flock to Middle School for a...

“Magic Kingdom” was the theme Tuesday night as bands from 5th through 8th grade in the South Pasadena Unified School District performed during a...

A Baseball Doubleheader at the Library | Dodger Themed Author Night

This article was written and produced by Steve Fjeldsted, Director of the South Pasadena Public Library  All-Star baseball authors Jason Turbow and Ron Rapoport will...

Operation Cookie | Community Rallies For Disabled Veterans

When the call went out for cookies, the community came through once again. Organizers of “Operation Cookie,” a day when the good comes out of...

Mathematician of the Year | SPMS Names Top Math Students

Outstanding achievements in mathematics were recognized at the 32nd Annual South Pasadena Middle School Open House Awards ceremony on Wednesday night. Eighth graders Jackie Mancera...

Throwback Thursday | Wham-O Crazy South Pas

The slingshot was manufactured in South Pasadena by Wham-O. The Wham-O freestyle Frisbee also had historical roots here. The co-inventor of the pro model Frisbee,...

House Fire in Alhambra | Residence Destroyed

At approximately 10:37 a.m. this morning multiple engines responded to a residential fire on the 2400 block of El Paseo in Alhambra. According to neighbors...

Your Feet! Not All Shoes are Created Equal & Lucha’s Offers...

When it comes to taking care of ourselves, we tend to focus on the obvious. Am I eating well? Drinking enough water? How’s my...

A Rich Tapestry of Historical Churches | SPPF ‘Architecture of Faith’

Tours of churches are standard fare on trips to Europe. Domestically, the activity is decidedly less common, though you can take bus tours of...

Center Theatre Group | “Happy Days” Are Here

The Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett’s classic “Happy Days” has begun performances at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by James Bundy,...

626 Golden Streets | Mission to Mission Event a Success

A large turnout of outdoor enthusiasts enjoyed seven hours of fun Sunday as Metro presented the 626 Golden Streets Mission to Mission event along...

Two New Officers Sworn in | Catalina Valdez and Isaac Gutierrez...

It’s what they both wanted, fulfilling a dream of one day becoming police officers. Landing jobs in South Pasadena to launch their careers in law...

SPMS Orchestra Spring Concert | ‘That’s Music to My Ears’

A grateful Ashley Diggs wants to thank the South Pasadena community for its support. Music aficionados were in attendance Monday night as the South Pasadena...

Letter to the Editor | Landmark Achievements of the Oneonta Scholarship...

Editor’s note: Bill Cullinane is president of the Oneonta Club Foundation. On Monday, May 12, Cullinane had the pleasure of introducing this year’s Philip...

Be Kind to Animals Week | Fostering Humane Treatment of Animals...

A variety of artistic expressions, ranging from artwork, poems and stories, to embroidery and photography, were all on display at the South Pasadena City...

Festival of Balloons 2019 | Winning Posters Selected for 4th of...

Admittedly, they say it’s a difficult task. It’s never easy coming up with their top picks, but South Pasadena City Council members have selected the...

MADD Awards | Two Officers Recognized for Fight Against Drunk Driving

South Pasadena Police Officers Tyler Borrello and Tim Kim were honored Wednesday at the Los Angeles County Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Awards for...

Arroyo Vista and Monterey Hills Elementary Open House | Families Tour...

Arroyo Vista and Monterey Hills Elementary Schools invited parents, grandparents and friends to their respective campuses last Thursday for open house, an annual ritual...

South Pasadenan Seeks Presidential Bid | Vector Hasting Launches Campaign

A South Pasadenan is seeking to become the new president of the United States For real. Vector Hasting is among many in the running hoping to...

SPHS DANCE Presents FOUR SEASONS | May 23-25

The SPHS Dance Department continues its tradition of excellence with the presentation of their Spring Dance Concert entitled “Four Seasons”. The always entertaining show...

PARTI GRAS 2019 | SPEF Delivers Another Fantastic Event

It’s for the kids! That’s always the underlying theme amid the revelry and excitement each spring surrounding the SPEF Parti Gras, South Pasadena’s biggest bash...

East West Players MAMMA MIA! The Unabashedly Emotional, Feel-Good Disco Dance...

There is so much to love about Mamma Mia! at East West Players, it’s difficult to even know where to begin but one thing...

City Council | Council Directs Staff to Prepare Sales Tax for...

South Pasadena City Council members formally gave the go-ahead Wednesday for staff to begin work to place a sales tax proposal on the city’s...

Scholarships Awarded | 3 Students Get $10,000 Each from Oneonta Club

Bill Bird contributed to this article  Three South Pasadena High School graduating seniors were awarded with $10,000 scholarships Monday night by the Oneonta Club. Successful applicants...

Memorial Service Scheduled for Sarah Wong | May 25

A memorial service is scheduled for Sarah Wong following a tragic accident last month when a construction crane collapsed atop a Seattle building and...

Throwback Thursday | Kaldi’s: The City’s First Bank and So Much...

The South Pasadena building located on the corner of Center Street and Diamond Avenue was originally built as the city’s first bank in 1904....

“No on 710” Freeway Fighters to be Honored | Library Hosts...

A free public event to honor the aptly nicknamed “Freeway Fighters,” will be presented in the South Pasadena Public Library Community Room at 7...

City Council | South Pasadena to Open Hearing on $28.6 Million...

South Pasadena’s revenue-challenged $28.6 million city budget will be on the agenda tonight as the city council opens a public hearing and begins discussing...

Local Coverage | Apartment Fire on Grand Ave

South Pasadena Fire Department officials, joined by four other area agencies, responded to a first story apartment fire Wednesday afternoon at 651 Grand Avenue...

New Athletic Director Selected at SPHS | Anthony Chan Chosen to...

South Pasadena Unified School District has hired Anthony Chan to serve as the new athletic director for South Pasadena High School (SPHS). “We are thrilled...

Possible Sales Tax Increase on the Horizon | City Aims to...

Could South Pasadena be faced with a possible sales tax increase? It’s just one of the measures city officials are considering to improve its bottom...