Monthly Archives: May 2019

Filming in South Pasadena | May 26-June 1

Below are two recent productions filmed in South Pasadena: 5/30 – An industrial video for “Herbalife” was shot in the 800 block of Orange...

Tournament of Roses 2020 | South Pasadena Unveils New Rendering of Float

South Pasadena Tournament of Roses officials released its float rendering for the 2020 Rose Parade on Friday. “Victory at Last,” a salute to Women’s Suffrage,...

SPPD | Jewelry Store Attempted Robbery Suspect Arrested

A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the December 2018 attempted robbery of Vana Watch and Jewelry on Mission Street. The first suspect,...

Senior Center Events | May 31 – June 7

The following will be offered at the South Pasadena Senior Center from May 31 to June 7. Friday, May 31, 10:30 a.m. – Elder Abuse...

Farewell to Sarah Pantip Wong

Memorial Services were held for Sarah Pantip Wong on May 25 at the Evergreen Baptist Church San Gabriel Valley located in La Puente. Hundreds...

South Pasadena Watermaster | Drought Still Driving Water Rate Increases

The ongoing need to replenish the San Gabriel Valley aquifer in the aftermath of the drought continues to drive enormous spikes in water rates....

Arroyo Vista Honorary Service Awards | PTA Honors Dedicated Individuals

Arroyo Vista Elementary School’s PTA bestowed honorary service awards to individuals or organizations that have demonstrated outstanding service to children and youth in the...

SPEF | A Memorable Parti Gras Yields Unprecedented Figures for Massive Event

It was quite a spectacle, for both participants and those working in the box office. While many are calling it one of the South Pasadena...

John C. Reilly in GATHER: Surprising Stories & Other Mischief | Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, presents Gather: Surprising Stories & Other Mischief  starring Academy and Tony Award Nominee John C. Reilly and...

Throwback Thursday | South Pasadena’s Groundbreaking Motorcycle Officers

According to the South Pasadena Police Department, the department purchased two Thor motorcycles in 1909 to help deal with speeding motorists. The first two...

Fundraiser Yard Sale

THIS SATURDAY JUNE 1st : A few families have banded together to offer a yard sale with many items to shop for including furniture,...

Breaking News | House Fire on Meridian Ave

Firefighters from both Alhambra and South Pasadena responded to a house fire at Meridian Ave. Wednesday, May 29 at approximately 1:55 p.m. According to Captain...

‘To Climb a Gold Mountain’ | Special Screening at the Library

The South Pasadena Public Library will present a screening of the award-winning documentary “To Climb A Gold Mountain: A Portrait of Struggle and Triumph” in honor...

Weekly Crime Summary | May 21-27

The Weekly Crime Summary is a list of reported auto thefts, burglaries, robberies and other activities occurring in the City of South Pasadena. An...

SPPD ‘Policing 101’ | Interactive Workshop for Local Media

Sergeant Roger Roldan isn’t a magician – far from it – but if posed with a threat to his life, he’s trained to put...

Memorial Day 2019 | South Pasadena Salutes Our Fallen

Memorial Day was observed on Monday in South Pasadena, featuring moving speeches, lively music and something new this year – a drum circle and...

PTSA Honorary Service Awards | A Tribute to Those With ‘Boundless Commitment’ at SPHS

Chris Holmes calls it “a community of giving,” the executive vice president for the South Pasadena High School Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA) paying...

NOISES OFF Returns to A Noise Within

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classic repertory theatre company, is bringing back its smash hit production of Michael Frayn’s hilarious off-the-wall comedy Noises...

Marengo Elementary Open House | Star Wars Comes to the Classroom

A worldwide pop-culture phenomenon carried into the classroom at a South Pasadena elementary school Thursday night, bringing with it thoughts of Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca...
CalTrans Homes Sales South Pasadena

Tuesday May 28 | Public Comment Deadline for Rule on 710 Property Sales

Today is the last day that citizens have to comment on an “emergency rulemaking” process initiated by Caltrans. It’s at least the second time...

Tigers at CIF Finals | TH Wei Takes 3rd at State Track Championship

Tianhao. Wei, who simply goes by TH around the South Pasadena High campus, leaped to a new school record and personal best Saturday to...

Police Warn of Scam Alerts | Fraudulent Texts and Calls

South Pasadena Police Department officials are investigating the two scam alerts. The latest, according to South Pasadena Crime Prevention Officer Richard Lee, was reported on...

Meet Grace Newberry | New Voice Teacher at Green Brooms Music Academy

Grace Newberry has a passion for storytelling; sharing emotional journeys with one another through music and finding freedom through artistic expression. As a new...

SPHS Dance Delivers High-Octane Entertainment with “Four Seasons”

The South Pasadena Dance Department finished out the 2018-19 season in spectacular fashion with their high-octane performance of “Four Seasons”. Under the direction of...

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

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 Conference

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 School

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

Filming in South Pasadena | May 20-24

Below are some of the recent productions filmed in South Pasadena: May 22 – A commercial for “McDonald’s” was shot in the 2000 block...

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...
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