Monthly Archives: April 2020

8 Deaths Reported | South Pasadena COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

MEDIA RELEASE: LA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT City of South Pasadena CASES: 78 DEATHS: 8 04/30 Update Cases through 8:00pm 04/29/2020 *including cases reported by Long Beach and Pasadena Health Departments ** includes deaths Locations Total...

COVID-19 UPDATE: 74 Cases Now Reported

LA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT MEDIA RELEASE: As of 8pm 4/28 *including cases reported by Long Beach and Pasadena Health Departments ** includes deaths Locations Total Cases Rate** Laboratory Confirmed Cases (LCC) 22485 -...

UPDATE: South Pasadena Care Center – City Officials Respond to COVID Cases

Long-term facilities across the country continue to battle coronavirus cases as healthcare workers and county officials struggle to contain the disease among those who...

Construction Continues at Schools During Pandemic

All construction related activity in the South Pasadena Unified School District continues to move forward while campuses remain closed during the coronavirus pandemic. The Old...

SPUSD Lays Out Future Plans in the Midst of Systematic Changes

A lot of ground was covered by Superintendent Dr. Geoff Yantz in his latest correspondence to the South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) community. Among...

‘Lock It, Keep It’ | Police Department Warns of Rise in Car Thefts

A warning is going out to South Pasadena residents from the South Pasadena Police Department officials following a rash of car break-ins over the...

PROJECT APPROVED: 2.6-Acre Spanish Colonial Revival project at 625 Fair Oaks

The South Pasadena Planning Commission on Wednesday approved the city’s single largest new development in 20 years, an upscale, 86-unit senior housing apartment complex...

A World Less Certain | Mask Etiquette

The Dark Side of the Force is stronger than the Light Side, but it is corrupt and will weaken over time. The Jedi are...

COVID-19 Shutdowns Lead to Cleaner Air | AQMD Seeks to Retain Changes in Quality

No one saw this coming before the coronavirus outbreak, a mere seven weeks ago. Since the mid-March when the stay at home order from the...

Spring Sports Cancelled | Disappointment Felt by Many at SPHS

With the announcement that local campuses will be physically closed through the end of the school year comes the disappointment in letting those wearing...

WISPPA Cancels Summer Party & Future Meetings

A popular cocktail party annually scheduled in June by Women Involved in South Pasadena Political Action (WISPPA) has been cancelled. The coronavirus is the culprit of...

61 Cases of COVID-19 Reported | Coronavirus Update

MEDIA RELEASE: LA County Health Department As of 8pm 4/26 *including cases reported by Long Beach and Pasadena Health Departments ** includes deaths Locations Total Cases Rate** Laboratory Confirmed Cases (LCC) 20417 -...

Mike Kelley Foundation Announces Artist Project Grants

The Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts announced today the 2020 recipients of its Artist Project Grants, marking the fifth year of an initiative...

THE PRESENT | Live, Virtual & Interactive Theatrical Experience at The Geffen

Geffen Playhouse has announced the world premiere of The Present, a live, virtual and interactive theatrical experience written and performed by master illusionist, storyteller and...

Gillette Crescent Gets A New Little Library

South Pasadenan Lauren Child, who lives on Gillette Crescent, was looking for something to occupy her time off during the current Covid-19 shelter in...

56 COVID-19 Cases in South Pasadena | Coronavirus Update

MEDIA RELEASE: LA COUNTY HEALTH REPORT As of 8pm 4/23 CORONAVIRUS (COVID-10) *including cases reported by Long Beach and Pasadena Health Departments ** includes deaths Case Summary Locations Total Cases Rate** Laboratory...

South Pasadena Arts & Music Academy Lets The Music Play

Manuel Lozano is the owner of local music school, South Pasadena Arts & Music Academy, located in a sweet, converted  Craftsman house on Fremont...

COVID-19 Deaths in South Pasadena | 3 Confirmed out of 53 Cases

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on April 23 reported three COVID-19- related deaths in the City of South Pasadena, all at...

Special Finance Commission Meets | Staff Reductions Considered in Face of Budget Shortfalls

South Pasadena is projecting a $1.6 million shortfall in the budget year ending June 30 due to COVID-19 related reductions in sales tax and...

Local Music Legend Passes Away | Tim Fleming Remembered by Friends & Family

Tim Fleming, a 60-something South Pasadenan who departed this world overnight Sunday, was a local legend whose exceptional musical skill and loving personality are...

4th of July Cancelled for First Time Ever | Community Responds to Difficult Decision

Oh, the memories. It started 38 years ago by a small group of residents, among them Ted and Joan Shaw, Bob and Claudia Fosselman, Joe...

Low State Funding for Schools | SPUSD Superintendent Notes Challenges Ahead

As local school district officials continue to monitor the COVID-19 crisis and how it influences the day-to-day school environment, Superintendent Dr. Geoff Yantz insisted...

A World Less Certain | Connie Corona Meets Stu “The Spanish Flu”

S: Busy girl. C: I’m hardly a girl you sexiest pig! S: I came of age during the teens in the 19th century. I mean no...

SPPD Weekly Crime Summary | April 14-20

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

Doctors Donate Masks | First Responders Receive More PPE

Face coverings just keep on coming. In the spirit of partnership, as described by South Pasadena Mayor Bob Joe, two doctors have donated hundreds of...

51 Cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Pasadena

As of 12:00 pm 4/23: *These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation. **– Means that case numbers are suppressed (between 1 and 4...

ARTS | What We’re Checking Out Online This Week

The Blue Guitar Podcast #5 is dedicated to Tim Fleming and features Karen Tobin, Nathan Jacques, Jude Johnstone, Hannah Connolly, Kate Copeland, Abby Posner,...

COVID-19 Outbreak at Local Care Center reports 53 cases in South Pasadena

As the coronavirus continues to sweep through the nation’s nursing homes, the issue is brought close to home as fire trucks and medical vehicles...

The Farmers’ Market : An Essential Business

From the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce President/CEO, Laurie Wheeler: The South Pasadena Certified Farmers’ Market is operated by the Chamber of Commerce.  The Market...

SPUSD Faces Considerable Financial Uncertainty

Grateful for their patience and support through what she calls “extraordinary challenges, South Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education President Michele Kipke emailed...
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