Monthly Archives: February 2020

Partnership Pavement Project | Joint Effort for Rehabilitation on Pine St

The City of South Pasadena in partnership with the City of Alhambra, hosted a ribbon cutting on February 19 for the Pine Street Rehabilitation...

110 Hookramp Development | Alternative Option Considered as City Awaits Metro 710 Funds

The City of South Pasadena, Metro and Caltrans will study a traffic solution alternative for the SR-110/Fair Oaks Ave. interchange that does not include...

What is KUBB? | Learn How to Play SUNDAY

Kubb is coming to Garfield Park on Sunday. What’s that you say, kubb? Originating in Sweden, kubb is a lawn game where the objective is to...

Hundreds Attend Ted Shaw Memorial | An Emotional Tribute to ‘Mr. South Pasadena’

Looking out at the overflow crowd, Julie Smith, standing behind the podium, after adjusting the microphone, expressed her feelings. Make that her true, deepest, most...

Coronavirus Threat Mounts | School District Prepares for Possible Impacts

As the numbers grow, so do the concerns. “As you know, the Center for Disease Control is closely monitoring an outbreak of a respiratory illness...

PowerPuff Football TONIGHT | Juniors and Seniors Duke it Out in Annual Game

No one’s a loser in this one. While one team might have more points on the scoreboard at the end of the night, those taking...

Throwback Thursday | Oranges and Motorcycles

During the late 1800s, the scent of orange blossoms fills San Gabriel Valley – until Southern California’s first real estate boom. Shortly thereafter, original...

Pascale Chamber Players | Local Musicians Headed to Carnegie Hall

Thirteen students of the Pascale Music Institute in South Pasadena have been invited back to take the stage for the First Place Winner's Recital on...

Profound Loss | Corporal Who Was Shot Had Ties to South Pasadena

The grandson of Jack Gillette, a former lieutenant with the South Pasadena Police Department, died in the line of duty Tuesday with the Sumter...

SPEF’s Parti Gras Date Officially Set | Caribbean Sunset

Ready to enjoy the rhythmic beat of Caribbean music and unwind to the island vibe, while sipping on umbrella drinks? Those in attendance at the...

Seussical Jr. Returns to the YST Stage!

UPDATE on March 13, 2020: Performances for the weekend of March 13-15 have been cancelled. Stay updated here or at www.youngstarstheatre.org for future performances....

A Night in Focus: Paris in the Belle Epoque at Norton Simon Museum

Paris comes to Pasadena in a lively evening program celebrating the exhibition By Day & By Night: Paris in the Belle Époque (on view...

City Council Recap

A public hearing was held as part of last Wednesday’s South Pasadena City Council meeting to receive objections or protests to the Vegetation Management...

SPHS Music Booster Spaghetti Dinner | Good Food, Great Tunes THURSDAY

Spaghetti Dinner Night, hosted by the South Pasadena High School Music Boosters, will take place on Thursday, February 27, from 6 to 9 p.m....

Ted Shaw’s Impact on Councilmember | Marina Khubesrian Relays Life-Changing Story

Talk about strong impressions. Ted Shaw left a huge one on Marina Khubesrian M.D., the first time the current city councilmember and former mayor met...

Paramedic Subscription Program Introduced | New Service ‘Great Deal’

With the high cost of ambulance service, Paul Riddle calls the South Pasadena’s Fire Department’s Paramedic Subscription Program “a great deal.” Riddle, the SPFD’s fire...

General Election | Voting Centers Open February 29

The City of South Pasadena will host Voting Centers for the upcoming General Election at two locations: South Pasadena Public Library Community Room, 1115...

More than Just a Loving Father | Ted Shaw Remembered by Daughter

This is quite long so for those of you that want the cliffs notes …as I write this I can’t believe how God has...

2nd Annual Commission Congress | City’s Top Officials Convene TUESDAY

Community members serving on city commissions will be recognized by the City of South Pasadena during the 2nd annual Commission Congress on Tuesday, February...

How a South Pasadena Resident Filmed L.A.’s Biggest Shootout and Changed the News Industry

By Skye Hannah | Contributing Journalist  It was truly a trial by firefight when South Pasadena resident Ray Hernandez started his career as a Los...

Safety Concerns on Pine St | Car Wreck Prompts Call for Action

Racing around the corner, the fast-moving vehicle couldn’t stop in time, plowing into a 1969 Ford Mustang pulling out of a driveway on Pine...

Senator Portantino’s Fight for Clean Water

Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge), whose 25th District represents South Pasadena, has introduced SB 1056 which will allow the state to more accurately test...

Vanessa Marquez Coverage | ’90 Minutes Later’: Documentarian Seeks Closure, Justice

“90 Minutes Later” is the working title of the documentary independent filmmaker Cyndy Fujikawa has been working on about the August 30, 2018 death...

LOCAL COVERAGE | Car Accident at Huntington and Fair Oaks Ave

At approximately 5:46 p.m. a motorist slammed into a traffic signal located at the busy intersection of Fair Oaks Ave and Huntington Dr in...

Monsignor Connolly Delivers Powerful Message at Fifth Annual Prayer Breakfast

Clem Connolly talked about being empowered, enriched, enlightened and the importance of “holding a conviction” in urging others to show a passion for kindness,...

The Imaginary Invalid | Parson’s Nose Theater

It’s another rollicking evening of Moliere as Parson’s Nose Theater takes on The Imaginary Invalid! Lance Davis’ delightfully hysterical portrayal of  Moliere’s overbearing hypochondriac...

Throwback Thursday | Colorado Street Bridge: A Cultural Icon

Today’s date is 2-20-2020. Not a historically-relevant date, but an interesting number pattern of twos, zeros, and twenties. So, for no particular reason, I...

SPUSD Snapshot | Ed Donnelly Receives Golden Apple Award for Extraordinary Volunteer Work

Congratulations to Ed Donnelly, who recently received the Association of California School Administrator’s Golden Apple Award for Volunteerism. Recognized at the Northwest San Gabriel...

SPPD Weekly Crime Summary | February 11-17

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

New Clean Air App | Breath Easier, Courtesy of the AQMD

South Pasadena residents can breath easier knowing an app is available that monitors air quality. The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has released a unique...
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