Monthly Archives: December 2019

2020 Crunch Time Party | Packed House Brings Big Money for Rose Parade Float

South Pasadena’s float in Wednesday’s 131st Rose Parade has a proud distinction. Not only is it the oldest self-built entry in the event, meaning it’s constructed...

2020 Rose Parade Float | Volunteers’ Vital Push for Completion

In the final days and hours leading up to the Rose Parade, there’s always a little expected madness around the place where workers are...

2020 ROSE BOWL PREVIEW: Oregon Vs. Wisconsin | Battling it out Again 8 Years...

The late Keith Jackson originally coined it "The Granddaddy of Them All.” Oregon, ranked No. 6, an Wisconsin, the No. 8 team in the country,...

Structure Fire Knocked Down | Oxley Incident Quickly Handled by Fire Department

No injuries were reported following a fire at a structure last week in the 1500 block of Oxley Street. Two days before Christmas, units responded...

2020 Tournament of Roses President | Laura Farber Makes History

Following tradition, Laura Farber was given the opportunity to make two choices that no one could take away when she took over as president...

ADU Urgency Ordinance Gets Green Light | City Makes Decision for Compliance with State...

Approval came from the South Pasadena City Council for an urgency ordinance on accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in compliance with the state legislature. The website...

2020 Rose Parade MID-PARADE PERFORMANCE | Cast of Disney’s Frozen: The Musical to Make...

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is excited to announce that the 131st Rose Parade® presented by Honda on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 will include a...

5th Annual Live on the Green | South Pasadena Author Speaks at Cultural Celebration

The Armenian Story is part of the 2020 Rose Parade theme of “The Power of Hope.” The 5th annual Live on Green Family Festival December...

‘Dream and Honor’ | A Visit With South Pasadena Rose Princess Cole Fox

As a young girl growing up in South Pasadena, Cole Fox knew it would be a “dream and honor” to be member of the...

2020 Image Awards | Four Honorees Selected for Prestigious Title by Mayor

Four individuals, appropriately matching the criteria of the high honor, were selected as Image Award winners by South Pasadena Mayor Robert Joe and are...

New Developments on Mission | Construction Underway at Former Citizen’s Bank Location

Jackhammers, clanging of metal and constant pounding are a dead giveaway something big is happening behind a 5-foot barrier in front of a massive...

Fearless + Soulful | Ojai Songwriters Come to South Pasadena

Date & Time: Wed - Jan 22, 2020 - 7:00pm Location & Venue: The Blue Guitar at Arroyo Seco Golf Course Cover Charge: $12-17 Info & Tickets:...

Throwback Thursday | New Home for the Holidays

After visiting South Pasadena during the winter season, guests of The Raymond often purchased land and built homes to plant family roots for a...

Advocates Push for Marquez Shooting Material | City Council Remains Silent

South Pasadena official -- the new mayor, a councilmember and the city attorney’s office -- this week all continued to refuse to comment or...

Local Cancer Survivor Rides in Rose Parade | Jeff Carpenter Joins ‘City of Hope’...

Ten patients, including a South Pasadena resident, will ride in the City of Hope’s eponymous float at the 131st Rose Parade® presented by Honda...

South Pasadena Firefighters Distribute Toys | Spark of Love Brings Joy to Less Fortunate

A stroll through the South Pasadena Fire Department these days looks a lot like the North Pole. “We basically have a toy store on our...

Operation Santa | Dozens of Volunteers to Deliver Toys on Christmas Eve

For the 86th year, the Pasadena Jaycees and dozens of volunteers will be dressing up as Santa, Mrs. Claus and elves on December 24...

Elementary Schools Sing for the Holidays | Monterey Hills, Marengo, and Arroyo Vista Hold...

A mix of holiday favorites – some song in both English and Spanish – along with a little travelin’ music, filled the air this...

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Announces 2020 Honored Guests

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is proud to announce the addition of Honored Guests for the 131st Rose Parade presented by Honda. On January 1,...

2020 Rose Parade & SCAN Foundation Celebrate Caregivers

More than 41 million Americans of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures provide care to loved ones ages 18 and older—that’s 1 in 6 of...

SPHS “Metamorphoses” Places Top 3 High School Shows in LA County

After a sold-out, critically acclaimed run, the California Educational Theatre Association (CETA) announced that South Pasadena High School Drama Department’s production of “Metamorphoses” placed...

Maria Dizzia Will Star in Heidi Schreck’s “What The Constitution Means To Me” |...

As final casting is being announced, the engagement of playwright Heidi Schreck’s “What the Constitution Means to Me” at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum...

STING Stars in “The Last Ship” | Center Theatre Group Offers Ticket Special to...

Center Theatre Group salutes local union members with an exclusive ticket offer to Sting’s acclaimed musical, “The Last Ship,” starring and featuring original music...

Bob Joe Officially Takes Oath as Mayor | City Attends Ceremonial Swearing In

Robert Joe, acknowledging it was an honor to be sworn in by Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor Kathryn Barger, was administered the oath...

Rialto Theatre | Mosaic South Pasadena Presents “Miracle on 34th Street”

On Saturday, December 21st, Mosaic invites you to enjoy a unique cinematic experience -- “Miracle on 34th Street.” Join us for the screening at...

Throwback Thursday | Winter Paradise

Walter Raymond claimed his resort hotel is the finest located resort in the world. He was right! The South Pasadena grand hotel featured cactus gardens...

Semi-Truck Hits Sedan | TRAFFIC COLLISION on Meridian

A two-car collision occurred this morning at approximately 9:40 a.m. at the intersection of Monterey Rd and Meridian Ave. The cars involved were that of...

SPUSD Snapshot | SPHS Seniors Selected for Holden’s Young Legislators Program

Congratulations to South Pasadena High School seniors Hanwul Choi, Raquel Moreno Ramirez, and Simon Pierce who recently were selected as part of the Young...

Vanessa Marquez Shooting Case | UC Irvine Law Students Make Records Release Request

University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law) students in the Civil Rights Litigation Clinic (CRLC) have made a request to the South...

Fending off ‘Porch Pirates’ | SPPD Gives Tips on Preventing Package Thievery

A real-life Grinch has the ability to make a person’s Christmas not so bright, so local authorities like South Pasadena Police Chief Joe Ortiz...
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