Monthly Archives: August 2019

Police Shooting Body Cams Confirmed | Vanessa Marquez Coverage

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department this week confirmed that South Pasadena police officers present during the officer-involved shooting of actress Vanessa Marquez were wearing...

UPDATE: SPHS Tiger Football | South Pasadena Wins 21-17 Over Viewpoint in Stunning Fashion

It wasn’t always pretty, ugly in fact at times, if you listened to South Pasadena High’s coach Jeff Chi in his post-game analysis, but...

Basketball Clinic for Kids SATURDAY

Ernest Baskerville, South Pasadena High’s new basketball coach, along with varsity team members, will host a basketball clinic for kids on Saturday. The event on...
Vanessa Marquez killed by police. | Press conference at South Pasadena City Hall announcing wrongful death lawsuit.  "ER" Actress Vanessa Marquez was killed by police Aug. 30, 2018 at her South Pasadena home

UPDATE: Vigil for Vanessa Marquez FRIDAY | Questions Still Linger on Anniversary of Fatal...

UPDATE: A candlelight vigil has been organized to take place Friday evening at 7:00 p.m.. The memorial will take place in front of Marquez's former...

Senate Bill Targets Student Suicide Prevention

State Senator Anthony J Portantino, whose 25th District represents South Pasadena, is pleased that the student suicide prevention effort created by SB 972 is...

Remembering a Legend of Stage and Screen | The Loss of Actress Valerie Harper...

Valerie Harper, most known for her role as Rhoda on the classic sitcom "The Mary Tyler Moore Show, has died after a long battle...

Working Together at Monterey Hills Elementary | Making Special Ed Mainstream

Friendship and fun, combined with learning, were the goals as students from Dawn Tull and Jennifer Detterich’s classrooms at Monterey Hills Elementary School became...

Superintendent Awarded Additional Year on Contract | Geoff Yantz Gets Extension

As a testimony to his sound leadership, Superintendent Dr. Geoff Yantz has been awarded an additional year on his contract in the South Pasadena...

Weekly Crime Summary | Aug 13-26

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

Making a Mark(et) | Farmers Market Celebrates 20 Years

South Pasadena’s award-winning Farmers' Market turned 20 on Thursday, celebrating the festive occasion with live music, a magic show, speeches from elected officials and...

A Unique Welcome for Students | Teachers’ Special Greeting at Marengo

In a new twist, Marengo Elementary School teachers showed students their support at the opening of school this month by writing notes with chalk...

Getting a Little TLC at Repair Café | Giving New Life to Keepsakes

Being good stewards of the environment, South Pasadena Beautiful, an organization created to enhance the city’s already good features, held a Repair Café on...

Back-to-School Night | Elementary Schools Welcome Parents

They’re off and running…South Pasadena schools, that is. Local schools embarked on the new school year August 15 and among the first key calendar dates...

ACE Hardware Grand Opening | ‘Board Cutting’ Ceremony FRIDAY

ACE Hardware officials will cut a board, not a traditional ribbon, Friday, August 30, at 8 a.m. to commemorate its official grand opening. The celebration...

First Home Football Game of the Year | SPHS Tigers Take on Viewpoint

Seems like it was just yesterday that South Pasadena High was celebrating its one-sided 53-13 win over Mountain view, when suddenly the smiles were...

Throwback Thursday | Making the World’s Largest One-Egg Omelet

Actress Helen Jerome Eddy flew to Los Angeles from her home in Santa Barbara. She was met at the airport by Herbert Vatcher, superintendent...

Cirque du Soleil Brings VOLTA to Los Angeles For The First and Only Time...

Get ready Los Angeles! Cirque du Soleil is bringing their critically acclaimed show VOLTA to Dodger Stadium and the OC Fair and Event Center...

BREAKING NEWS: Brush Fire in Eagle Rock Closes 134 HWY – Evacuations in Progress

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UPDATED: SPHS Football Wins Season Opening Game | 53-13 Over Mountain View in El...

A pair of perfectly thrown balls were thrown into the hands of Terrence Sweetman, who looked like he had miles of real estate behind...

SPHS Band | Howard Crawford’s Musical Haven at SPHS

There’s a sense of comfort, a place to relax and call home for those who burrow their way inside Howard Crawford’s classroom. It’s a hideaway...

Holden Looks to Save Bill | Ensuring 710 Removed from State Highway Plan

With only days to go before an Aug. 30 legislative deadline, Assemblyman Chris Holden is working to save AB 29, his bill to eliminate...

Letter to the Editor | Reduce the Use of Plastic

At 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27, the South Pasadena Natural Resources & Environmental Commission will consider proposed recommendations to the city staff and city...

Mother’s Concerns Over Vaping | School Board All Ears

More than 30 percent of high school students in Los Angeles County have reported using e-cigarette products, according to data provided by the 2017-18...

Don’t Throw it Away – Fix it! | Repair Café This Sunday

Toss it away? No way! South Pasadena Beautiful, in partnership with Transition South Pasadena, will feature a repair café on Sunday, August 25, as the...

ABT Principal Dancer, Stella Abrera, Performs Giselle Pas de Deux at The Huntington

Doors open at 6pm for mingling and dining prior to each performance Tickets ​available by calling the box office  626-539-7085 Stella Abrerra returns to the Southland...

MOVIE NIGHT FRIDAY | Hotbox Vintage & Videotheque Bring You “The Green Ray”

August might be wrapping up, but that doesn’t mean summer fun has to end! Come spend your Friday evening under the stars with an...

SPARC Exhibit Opens at City Hall | Deborah van der Zaag and David Johnston

The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) is spotlighting works by fine artist Deborah van der Zaag and photographer David Johnston in two new exhibitions...

Throwback Thursday | Why The Raymond Faced Southwest

Walter Raymond’s prominent hotel on South Pasadena’s Bacon Hill faced away from the mountains for a reason. And that reason may surprise you. Nearly all...

Filming in South Pasadena | Aug 9-15

Below are some of the recent productions filmed in South Pasadena: 8/9 – A TV show, “Perry Mason,” was shot in the 1100 block...

UPDATED: Double House Fire on Charter Oak South Pasadena

To assist the families please visit: GoFundMe Link ( Durrett Family)  GoFundMe Link Here (Ebner Family) South Pasadena Fire Department, Alhambra, Pasadena, San Marino and Los Angeles...
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