Monthly Archives: April 2019

New Police Chief Joe Ortiz Takes Part in Ceremonial Oath

It has been overwhelming “in a good way,” emphasized South Pasadena’s new police chief Joe Ortiz, when asked what it has been like since...

Love and Support For Family of Sarah Wong, killed in Crane Collapse Accident in...

Sympathy notes are pouring in on social media and in emails following the death of South Pasadena resident Sarah Wong after a construction crane...

Broadway Star, Laura Bell Bundy, Original Elle Woods, Drops in on SPHS Legally Blonde...

Laura Bell Bundy, Broadway’s Legally Blonde original Elle Woods, was minding her own business, living her best life in Pasadena when a friend mentioned...

South Pasadena Police Department | Tactics Prevent Apparent Suicide Attempt

South Pasadena police officers were quick to respond to an apparent suicidal victim reportedly holding a knife to his throat inside an apartment in...

GUYS AND DOLLS! Lady Luck Rolls Into Town at South Pasadena Middle School

As the house lights dim, Frank Loesser’s iconic score soars through South Pasadena Middle School’s auditorium bringing the bustling streets of 1949 Manhattan to...

New SPHS Athletic Director | Two Candidates Eyeing Position

Two candidates are scheduled for interviews this week to replace South Pasadena High Athletic Director Greg Luna, who was told at the beginning of...

Nationwide Measles Outbreak | SPUSD Takes Precautions

As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new numbers this week, South Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent Geoff Yantz said his...

SPHS Basketball Coach Ryan Lee Resigns | Search for Replacement Begins

Ryan Lee, who guided South Pasadena High’s boys’ basketball program the past two years, has stepped down as the Tigers’ coach. Lee, who graduated with...

‘What to Do About Mom?’ | A Community Forum on Aging May 1

A community workshop – What to Do About Mom? – designed for families and caregivers to assist them with aging matters is scheduled for...

Seattle Construction Crane Collapse | South Pasadena Girl Died

A South Pasadena resident was among the casualties Saturday afternoon after a construction crane fell from a building onto Google’s new Seattle campus during...

Eclectic Music Festival a Smashing Event | Big Crowds, Fantastic Music, Excellent Shopping &...

Crowds conservatively estimated at around 8,500 comfortably filled a closed-to-traffic Mission Street in South Pasadena for a big day of entertainment.  People were asking:...

Filming in South Pasadena | April 20-25

Below are some of the recent productions filmed in South Pasadena: 4/20–A commercial for “Girls on the Run” was shot in the1400 block of...

City Council | Strategic Plan Objectives Include Sales Tax, CalTrans Properties and Parking Plan

The South Pasadena City Council adopted an update to its strategic plan April 17, but while the minimum wage proposal took all the airtime,...

Pasadena Playhouse | LAMDA Summer Acting Intensive Announced

Entirely practical, challenging and fast-paced, this two-week course is ideal for students wishing to become more confident in performing classical work from Shakespeare’s Elizabethan...

Antaeus Theatre Company | “Native Son” Opens as Part of Center Theatre Group’s Block...

Antaeus Theatre Company’s production of “Native Son,” which Center Theatre Group is remounting at the Kirk Douglas Theatre as part of the third annual...
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MAP | Eclectic Music Festival 2019

Music 1  ECLECTIC WEST STAGE Fairview & Mission 2  GOLD LINE STAGE 913 Meridian Avenue 3  ECLECTIC EAST STAGE Mission & Fair Oaks 4  SOUTH PAS MUSIC CENTER...

Bring Your Child to Work Day | Kids Play Grown-Up at City Hall

Children of City of South Pasadena employees were given a glimpse of the working world Thursday as part of the national Bring Your Child...

Darby Jean Rubin | A Short Life Well Lived and Loved

When it comes to thank you notes, there may not be another more heartfelt than the one received by the South Pasadena police and...

SPUSD | Board gets SEL Update, Seeks Program Monitoring Data

Efforts to integrate social-emotional learning (SEL) strategies in South Pasadena public schools are expanding, and school board members are interested in how the effects...

Los Angeles Kubb Club | 4th Annual West Coast Kubb Championships Sunday

Lesson No. 1 when learning the game of kubb is its proper pronunciation. That’s a good starting point for those looking to attend the sport’s...

LOCAL COVERAGE | Suspects Arrested: Unlawful Transportation of Marijuana

Five squad cars and several officers responded to a suspected vehicle - a White Dodge Charger - at approximately 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 24,...

SPHS Track & Field Sets Sights on Finals | The Team That Doesn’t Know...

They simply don’t lose. No really, South Pasadena High School’s track and field team at all levels – frosh/soph, boys and girls varsity – won’t...

Throwback Thursday | The Great Hiking Era

During the first half of the 20th century, the local mountains were alive with hikers, health and adventure seekers – much like today. The...

SPUSD Snapshot | SPHS Varsity Virtual Enterprise Team Places First in National Competition

Congratulations to the South Pasadena High School (SPHS) Varsity Virtual Enterprise team who recently won first place at the National Business Plan competition in...

Grammy Award Winner at the Library Carnegie Stage | Jazz Singer Luciana Souza Headlines

The Library Carnegie Stage Concert of the South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival & Arts Crawl on Saturday, April 27, will showcase jazz singer extraordinaire Luciana...

Armenian Genocide Month | City Recognizes Day of Remembrance on April 24

On April 24, 1915, the Turkish Government perpetrated against Armenian people what is commonly referred to as the first genocide of the 20th century,...

Legally Blonde Opens Friday April 25 | A Heartfelt Musical That Continues To Resonate

“Expect to see something fun!” exclaims senior Wressey Baugham, “I firmly believe that this show is going to make you laugh, you’ll be amazed,...

Taste of South Pasadena | A Beautiful Blend of Culinary Creations

South Pasadena may be a small town, but by no means should it be underestimated when it comes to the wide variety of cuisine...

SPARC’s ‘Night of 100 Artists’ | A Feat of Artistic Features

“ A night of legends, and legends yet to be ” A beautifully apt way of describing SPARC’s “Night of 100 Artists”, a massive undertaking...

SPHS Tigers Baseball | Building Community Through Youth Program

Teamwork, perseverance and effort all add up to success. That was the message delivered last Saturday as South Pasadena High baseball coach Jaime Garcia and...
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