Monthly Archives: September 2019

Paul Abbey | Businessman & Super-Volunteer Passed Away Friday

Paul Abbey, a longtime volunteer for the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee, passed away on Friday due to a sudden massive heart attack,...

South Pasadena’s Cole Fox Selected for 2020 Tournament of Roses Royal Court

“Surreal,” was the way Cole Fox described the feeling Monday morning after she was selected to serve on the Tournament Royal Court, joining six...

Show Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

A fresh, pulsating and wholly re-imagined “Little Shop of Horrors” opened at Pasadena Playhouse Wednesday evening to a packed house that was brimming with...

SPHS Tiger Football | South Pasadena Steamrolls La Puente 41-0

Long before South Pasadena High’s 41-0 blowout win against Bassett Friday night, Tigers’ coach Jeff Chi started thinking about his next opponent. Pasadena Poly, which...

How The Light Gets In | Boston Court Pasadena

Boston Court Pasadena continues their 2019 theatre season with the world premiere of E.M. Lewis’s How The Light Gets In, directed by Emilie Pascale...

Seeking Support for Measure A | Resident Rallies Others to Vote Yes on Tax...

Kim Hughes is encouraging South Pasadenans to go to the local polls on November 5 and vote yes on Measure A. As a supporter of...

Filming in South Pasadena | Sep 6-26

Below are some of the recent productions filmed in South Pasadena: 9/6 – A TV show, “Winslow” was shot in the 2000 block of...

Win Tickets to the Rose Bowl! | SPTOR Fundraiser Brings You Closer to the...

It’s called the Ultimate Tournament of Roses Experience and three top prizes are up for grabs. South Pasadena Tournament of Roses officials hope community members...

El Cuidador by Sergio Ochoa

Sergio Ochoa (Simon Dicé, Univision) presents two performances of El Cuidador, on Saturday, September 28 at The Margo Albert Theatre – Plaza de la...

Car Accident Thursday | Diamond & Monterey Traffic Jammed

A three car accident puts one car on the sidewalk and jams traffic on a busy Thursday night when side streets are already re-routed...

Goats in South Pasadena | City Utilizes Grazing Goats for Fire Prevention

South Pasadena stole a play out the playbook of other cities. That’s the way South Pasadena Fire Chief Paul Riddle described it Thursday afternoon as...

SPHS Music Booster Club | Behind-the-Scenes Support for Marching Band

Helena Yee grew up in South Pasadena, has been a teacher in the local school district for 27 years and is loving parent. Not surprisingly,...

Schools Confirmed as Blue Ribbon Recipients | National Honor for Monterey Hills and Arroyo...

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today recognized 362 schools, including Arroyo Vista and Monterey Hills Elementary Schools in South Pasadena, as National Blue Ribbon...

Throwback Thursday | Dinner at The Raymond

Walter Raymond’s hotel staff was recruited every season from the grand resort hotels of the Northeast (closed during the winter). His son Arthur Raymond...

SPHS Tiger Football | Fighting Spirit Strong Going into Bassett Bout

A one game losing streaking is likely to quickly come to an end Friday night as South Pasadena High faces a team in search...

Earthquake Program to ‘Rock’ Woman’s Club | Luncheon Oct 2

The Woman's Club of South Pasadena will feature an informative program to address the concerns of local residents, at its luncheon meeting on Wednesday,...

National Blue Ribbon Award | Two Schools Nominated for Prestigious Honor

Two South Pasadena campuses seek to be among the elite, the best of the best, in the United States. Arroyo Vista and Monterey Hills are...

City Hires New Planning and Building Director | Joanna Hankamer Welcomed to South Pasadena

Joanna Hankamer has been named as the City of South Pasadena’s newest director of planning and building. As an urban planner, Hankamer has extensive experience...

Goats at Front Line in Fire Prevention | Over 100 to Graze on Elephant...

They work long hours, never require breaks and hardly want a pension. They’re the perfect remedy for clearing away vegetation and ideal for fuel mitigation,...

2020 TOR Royal Court | Three South Pasadenans Among Finalists

Before the final round of interviews, the 25 finalists for the 2020 Royal Court took a group photo on the front steps of Tournament...

Farruquito! Renowned Flamenco Dancer at The Soraya

The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya) presents internationally renowned flamenco dancer Juan Manuel Fernandez Montoya “Farruquito” for one...

ANNIE JR Kicks off YST’s 2019-2020 Season at Fremont Centre Theatre

The irrepressible redhead is back at YST in one of the world's best-loved, award-winning musicals! After a busy and successful summer of producing 4 summer...

August Wilson’s “Gem of the Ocean”

A Noise Within (ANW), California’s acclaimed classic repertory theatre company, is proud to present the first chronological chapter in Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s...

Mj Rodriguez, George Salazar, and Amber Riley Talk About An Unexpected “Little Shop of...

Certainly one of the most buzzed about casts on a major stage right now is the decidedly different and fresh ensemble of Little Shop...

Ethan Coen’s “A PLAY IS A POEM” at the Mark Taper Forum

Performances have begun for the world premiere of Ethan Coen’s “A Play Is a Poem” at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Neil...

Celebrating ‘Year of the Pig’ | Moon Festival Sep 22

Taking place in the park surrounding and in the South Pasadena Library Community Room at 1115 El Centro Street, the 2019 Moon Festival is...

SPHS Tiger Football | Despite First Loss of Season Team Keeps Optimism

Going into the contest, Jeff Chi knew it was going to be a tough battle, and following his teams first loss of the season...

Mounting Concern Over Vaping | Parent Returns for Second Round With School Board

Gisella Benitez agrees concerns about vaping starts with conversations between parents and teens starts at home. “Wholeheartedly,” she told the South Pasadena Board of Education...

SPEF Food for Thought | Dine Locally, Support Schools Sep 24

A major fundraiser for the South Pasadena Educational Foundation on Tuesday, September 24, will be serving up heaping portions of food and fun. It’s billed...

CPA Still Violating Troublesome Rate Pledge | Temporarily Lowers Most Rates

The board of the Clean Power Alliance, the new community choice aggregator now serving about a million former Southern California Edison customers in Los...
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