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School Board Elections | Dr. Suzie Abajian Endorsed by TASP

PRESS RELEASE: Dr. Abajian, a lifelong educator, was endorsed by the Teachers Association of South Pasadena (TASP) in her bid for re-election to the school...

ONEONTA CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH | ‘Oneonta Outdoor’ Program

Oneonta Congregational Church is currently offering “Oneonta Outdoor”, a live worship service on the courtyard lawn at Oneonta. Anyone who wishes to participate is...

Schools | South Pasadena District

School Board Elections | Dr. Suzie Abajian Endorsed by TASP

PRESS RELEASE: Dr. Abajian, a lifelong educator, was endorsed by the Teachers Association of South Pasadena (TASP) in her bid for re-election to the school...

Councilmember Rossi Disputes City Attorney’s Refusal to Provide Legal Information

The South Pasadena City Council will discuss asking the State Attorney General for an opinion on whether City Attorney Teresa Highsmith can share information...

LA County Reopenings | Breweries & Wineries, Nail Salons, Outdoor Playgrounds,...

MEDIA RELEASE: The following sectors are permitted to reopen: Effective October 7, the Health Officer Order has been updated to reflect modifications for, breweries and wineries. As...

Letter to the Editor | ‘Letter to Chief Ortiz Regarding Joe...

Letter submitted to South Pasadena Police Department Police Chief Joe Ortiz by James DeSimone, Civil Rights Lawyer on August 12, 2020. Dear Chief Ortiz: I am...

South Pasadena News | Featured Articles

A ‘Pinch Me Moment’ for Dodger Broadcaster Joe Davis of South Pasadena

A “pinch me moment,” as described by Liz Habbib of Fox 11 Sports, came for...

South Pasadena Ready to Fight Back | RHNA State Mandate Crossed the Line

South Pasadena will file a full-throated appeal of the number of housing units it must...

Vanessa Marquez | SPPD Internal Report Clears Officers Involved in Fatal Shooting

The use of deadly force which resulted in the police shooting death of 49-year-old actress...

Press Conference Held | Black Lives Matter Response to Recent Incidents at City Hall

The South Pasadena chapter of Black Lives Matter was joined by an alliance of local...

Arts Are Essential | What’s on in the Arts October 23-30

Pasadena Playhouse - Gather your Goblins and Ghoulies and settle in for a haunting night...

LA County | Second Round of Funding Announced for Businesses Disproportionately Impacted by COVID Pandemic

MEDIA RELEASE: Los Angeles County is providing a second opportunity for financial assistance to businesses that...

Rialto Theatre Restoration Update | Historic South Pasadena Landmark Coming Back to Life

There was something about the place that immediately grabbed the interest of Escott O. Norton...

A World Less Certain | Revenge of the Wallflowers

You probably know if you fit the personality profile of a wallflower. If you’re not...

Police Reform Recommendations Approved Unanimously by Public Safety Commission | City Council Recommended to Review Changes

In a short meeting Monday, the South Pasadena Public Safety Commission gave its blessing to...

Mezzo Soprano Judy Tran Talks Verdi Chorus and “Amor y Odio”

Amor y Odio, Songs  of Spain and the New World presented by The Verdi Chorus...

PCC Recognized as a Top 2-Year College for Latinx Students

Less than a week after the conclusion of Hispanic Heritage Month, Pasadena City College is being recognized...

PTA Hosts School Board Candidate Interviews

SPHS PTA RELEASE: The South Pasadena PTA Programs (at all five schools and council PTA) and...

Care First South Pasadena | ‘Know Your Protest Rights’ Virtual Workshop Tuesday

Care First South Pasadena, a local advocacy group/coalition calling for the reallocation of police funds...

Dodgers Off to 2020 World Series | Team Historian Mark Langill Reflects on NLCS Game

As the Dodgers were making their way to the World Series for the third time...

VOTE 2020! | Last Day for Voter Register is MONDAY

LA COUNTY PRESS RELEASE: We are less than a month away from election day, and LA...

Senior Center Receives $2,500 | Two Organizations Contribute to Good Causes

By Esteban Lopez Members of the South Pasadena community gathered at the Senior Center to accept...

Car Accident on Orange Grove Ave in South Pasadena

By Esteban Lopez Two vehicles were involved in a collision at the intersection of Orange Grove...

Public Safety Commission Looks to Finalize Police Reform Recommendations

The South Pasadena Public Safety Commission on Monday Oct. 19 will work to reach consensus...

SPUSD Superintendent Geoff Yantz Gives Update on Key Issues

Dear SPUSD Students, Parents, Faculty, and Staff, Thank you all for your support as we progress...

A World Less Certain | Eruption

This morning I walked our family dog, Sukie, to my neighbor’s house – the frontman...

City of South Pasadena | Virtual Housing Rights Workshop Nov 5

The Housing Rights Center (HRC) will be hosting a Virtual Housing Rights Workshop for residents...

SPHS Sports Update | Fall Season Practices Set to Begin November 2

Rob Wigod, the commissioner of athletics for the CIF Southern Section, says there’s been one...

SPUSD Snapshot | Great California ShakeOut

Distance Learning did not stop SPUSD students from participating in the Great California ShakeOut earthquake...

Dr. Suzie Abajian Identifies Priorities for Second Term | Elections: Board of Education

PRESS RELEASE: During the October 12 candidate forum sponsored by the South Pasadena Chinese American Club...

Arts Are Essential | What’s on in Arts & Entertainment October 16 – 23

The Metropolitan Opera brings us Phelim McDermott’s effervescent production of Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” that...

Finance Ad Hoc Committee Expanded, Members Named | City of South Pasadena

Five members of the community were named at the South Pasadena City Council’s Oct. 7...

Cooling Center at War Memorial | Thursday & Friday

A city hosted cooling center will be open at South Pasadena’s War Memorial Building from...

Burglary-Mail Theft Suspects in Custody

SPPD MEDIA RELEASE: Early Friday morning, October 9, two females were arrested in the 1100 block...

Norton Simon Museum from Home | Impressions: Fostering Experiences with Art for Students

This week, Head of Education Michelle Brenner writes about the Museum’s free school tour program...

Man Drives Truck Onto Sidewalk ‘Dangerously Close’ to Black Lives Matter Protestors & Starbucks Customers on Fair Oaks

On Saturday, October 3, Black Lives Matter Protesters were confronted by a motorist, now identified...

Police Chief Ortiz Takes More Heat Over Cancelled Prayer Event

Community angst continues to broil over South Pasadena Police Chief Joe Ortiz’s granting permission for...

Councilmember Rossi Disputes City Attorney’s Refusal to Provide Legal Information

The South Pasadena City Council will discuss asking the State Attorney General for an opinion...

Opinion | Thank You South Pasadena Firefighters!

Notes of praise, tasty treats, and thumbs up from the public haven’t gone unnoticed by...

Arts Are Essential | What’s On In Arts & Entertainment October 9 – 16

Stop by the Jones Coffee Roasters patio at 1006 Mission Street for Jazz Wednesdays 5:30pm...

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos in Grand Park

Grand Park will again honor the cultural tradition of Día de los Muertos —Day of...

A World Less Certain | Believe It or Not!

Democrats and liberals, Republicans and conservatives. Blah, blah, blah. While heading for the home stretch...

Oneonta Club Meeting October 12 | Special Guests: Conservationist Alan Feldstein and Guns N’ Roses Drummer Matt Sorum

On October 12, 2020, at 6:30pm, live via Zoom, The Oneonta Club welcomes speaker Alan...

South Pasadena Fire Station Update | Wildfires Take Toll on Engine 81 Fire Truck, Equipment

Engine 81, feeling the brunt of statewide wildfires, is taking a well-deserved breather. The South Pasadena...

LA County Reopenings | Breweries & Wineries, Nail Salons, Outdoor Playgrounds, Indoor Shopping Malls

MEDIA RELEASE: The following sectors are permitted to reopen: Effective October 7, the Health Officer Order has...

CITY FINANCE | South Pasadena Finance Director Karen Aceves Resigns

Karen Aceves, appointed South Pasadena Finance Director seven months ago, has resigned. Aceves, who in...

Eddie Van Halen (1955-2020) | A Legend Who Re-Invented the Electric Guitar

By Eric Schermerhorn & Ed Donnelly I was a junior in High School and lucky enough...

Save Young Stars Theatre | Locals Love ‘YST’

YOU can help Save YST (Young Stars Theatre) If you love the arts, if you've...