Monthly Archives: May 2020

Reopening LA County | Restaurants, Barbershops, Salons Get Green Light

It might feel like a new day – a bright one indeed, with the announcement Los Angeles County on Friday has received permission from...

NEW PRINCIPAL | Arroyo Vista Elementary

PRESS RELEASE: South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) has named Kim Sinclair as the new principal for Arroyo Vista Elementary School (AV). “We are so happy...

Public Library Summer Reading Program | ‘Dig Deeper! Read, Investigate, Discover’

The South Pasadena Public Library’s Summer Reading Program—Dig Deeper! Read, Investigate, Discover—will take place Monday, June 1 through Saturday, August 1. All programs and...

2020 Rosebud Parade | Thousands Tune in to Virtual Broadcast

The Tournament of Roses on Thursday hosted the first-ever virtual Rosebud Parade, featuring homemade floats. And it was a hit! Through a news release the...

Special City Council Meeting | Assemblymember Chris Holden Talks Budget & Caltrans Housing

In the latest of a series of updates from South Pasadena’s state and federal legislative representatives, Assemblyman Chris Holden (D-41) on Wednesday began with...

Art Happenings This Week | May 29 – June 4

The National Theatre presents its much loved production of “This House” which enjoyed a West End run, a national tour and two sold-out runs...

SPUSD Graduations | Schedules and Plans for All Schools in South Pasadena

Reflecting the current times, a world engulfed in the coronavirus, South Pasadena Unified School District campuses will work through the pandemic by hosting a...

SPPD Police Chief Update | Domestic Violence Calls Spike

Imposed lockdowns by governments throughout the world may have eased coronavirus concerns, but reports of domestic violence have increased significantly, say health officials. The stark...

CITY: Special Finance Meeting | COVID-Adjusted Budget Proposal for South Pasadena

In record time and under strained circumstances, South Pasadena’s Finance Department assembled and on Tuesday won unanimous approval from the Finance Commission for a...

123 Cases in South Pasadena | COVID-19 Update

MEDIA RELEASE: 05/28 Update Cases through 8:00pm 05/27/2020 *including cases reported by Long Beach and Pasadena Health Departments ** includes deaths New Daily Counts (L.A. County) Cases Cases** 1094 Deaths 48 Locations Laboratory Confirmed Cases (LCC) 49774 -...

Farmers’ Market | The Outdoor Alternative

The Farmer’s Market in South Pasadena is considered an essential service, so it has kept its metaphorical doors open. After the initial shock of...

SPFD Fire Chief Update | Small Increase in COVID Cases

South Pasadena saw a slight increase in coronavirus cases, explained Paul Riddle, the city’s fire chief, saying during Wednesday’s weekly update to the City...

SPHS Class of 2020 | Seniors Pick up Caps & Gowns for Graduation

Approximately 250 graduating seniors at SPHS experienced a right-of-passage of a different sort last week as cap and gown pick-ups commenced. A continuous line...

A World Less Certain | Whiplash Flashback

In the song "Yesterday" by the Beatles substitute love with the word life.  Yesterday, life was such an easy game to play Now I need a place to...

Local Business | Lost Parrot Cafe Reopens Thursday

By Esteban Lopez On March 16th, the Lost Parrot Cafe closed to the public due to the coronavirus arriving in our beloved South Pasadena community....

South Pasadena COVID-19 Update | May 27

MEDIA RELEASE: 05/27 Update Cases through 8:00pm 05/26/2020 *including cases reported by Long Beach and Pasadena Health Departments ** includes deaths New Daily Counts (L.A. County) Cases Cases** 933 Deaths 53 Locations Laboratory Confirmed Cases (LCC) 48700 -...

Reopening South Pasadena | Push for New Protocols

South Pasadena hopes to reopen more businesses and easing restrictions following the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ announcement Tuesday it will apply for...

Marengo Elementary | Virtual 5th Grade Promotion Scheduled

Celebrating major milestones like graduations and promotions have been put on hold in the traditional sense, forcing schools like those in South Pasadena, to...

Climate Action Plan Virtual Community Meeting | Thursday, May 28

The City of South Pasadena will be hosting a virtual community meeting on Thursday, May 28, at 6 p.m. to review the preliminary greenhouse...

Life Without Football | Future Unknown for Athletics at SPHS

He misses the film sessions preparing for his next opponent, the long, grueling practice sessions, sometime under grueling hot conditions, and, mostly, the camaraderie...

Tournament of Roses | First Ever Virtual RoseBud Parade THURSDAY

MEDIA RELEASE: LIVE on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roseparade Link to full broadcast available for download after the event: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC42v-L0e7aCw4u5Rw-yaD0A VIDEO preview of float entries available to download Hosted by: Leeza Gibbons and Mark...

122 Cases in South Pasadena Tuesday | COVID-19 Update

New Daily Counts (L.A County) Cases Cases** 1843 Deaths 27 Locations Laboratory Confirmed Cases (LCC) 47822 - Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas) 45387 - Long Beach 1582 - Pasadena 853 Deaths 2143 - Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas) 1988 - Long Beach 73 - Pasadena 82 Age Group (Los...

SPPD Weekly Crime Summary | May 19-25, 2020

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

Letter to the Editor | Freedom: The Ultimate Essential Service

As the Memorial Day weekend passes, we as a nation are fighting the silent enemy known as Covid-19. This fight has brought on a...

Norton Simon Museum from Home | May 26

New Video Series: Degas as Sculptor In 2017, Emily Talbot, now chief curator, organized the illuminating exhibition Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor, which explored the impulsive...

Operation Gratitude | Boy Scouts Write Letters to Those in Service

It started with the story in the Los Angeles Times on April 27, 2020, page B3, headlined “Valuable data in aircraft carrier outbreak.”  We...

Taps across America | Musical Tribute on Memorial Day

A segment on television Sunday gave South Pasadena resident Lissa Reynolds the inspiration to call on her neighbors to make Memorial Day just a...

SPUSD Braces for Budget Cuts | Potential $4 Million Loss in Funding from State

During last week’s monthly Board of Education meeting, South Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent Geoff Yantz presented background information about the district’s annual budget....

Memorial Day 2020 | Somber Remembrance During Unprecedented Times

Observed on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. It originally...
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