Monthly Archives: June 2020

Norton Simon Museum from Home | June 30

New Video: Encounters with the Collection from Home We are very pleased to share the second episode in our Encounters with the Collection from Home series, exploring...

4th of July in South Pasadena | A Message from the ‘Festival of Balloons’...

By Joe Payne, Festival of Balloons Chair As we approach another Independence Day celebration across our nation we should pause to remember how we, as...

COVID Cases Spike in LA County | Closures Implemented to Combat Spread, Again

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) continues to see alarming trends of community spread. Today, the department is announcing 2,903...

Fine-tuning Al Fresco Dining | City Examines Option for Restaurants

Creating the perfect al fresco dining experience to help struggling restaurants fend off COVID-19 is being considered in South Pasadena after actions taken by...

Just a Thought | Law of the Harvest

By Rick Kraft Who you are today is no accident. Where you are today is no accident. You are who you are and where you...

CLOSED: Beaches, Fireworks Displays Prohibited During 4th of July Weekend

FROM LA COUNTY: 6-29-2020 The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is ordering L.A. County beaches closed from July 3 through July 6 at...

2020 ‘Festival of Art’ | 4th of July Takes on Different Look in...

Pushing health and safety first, South Pasadena, known for it Norman Rockwell splendor especially on the 4th of July, will give way to different...

One Case of Coronavirus Reported at City Hall

South Pasadena Public Works Director Shahid Abbas announced Wednesday night that one person in his department has tested positive for coronavirus. The unidentified employee is...

House of Representatives Passes Police Reform Bill | Congresswoman Judy Chu’s Statement

MEDIA RELEASE: Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. The bill would make...

Stroll South Pasadena with Your Patriotic Pride in Celebration of July 4!

PRESS RELEASE: The July 4 weekend is a perfect time to wear your red, white and blue and stroll the streets of South Pasadena to...

SPPD Weekly Crime Summary | June 16-22, 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...

Council Adopts Provisional Budget | Finance Department Receives $80,000 to Clean Up Books

The South Pasadena City Council on June 24 voted unanimously to adopt what City Manager Stephanie DeWolfe said amounts to “a budget that does...

Uncertainty Continues to Loom Over Fall Sports at SPHS

As uncertainty continues, some South Pasadena High athletes have begun zoom workouts in anticipation to what they hope will be a fall season amidst...

Police & Fire COVID-19 Update | 10 New Cases in Past Week

As California experienced a significant rise in coronavirus cases over a two-day span, South Pasadena Fire Chief Paul Riddle on Wednesday night reported that...

Board of Education | SPUSD Approves ‘Placeholder’ Budget

The South Pasadena Unified School District's (SPUSD) Board of Education approved the district’s proposed budget as a placeholder Tuesday night at their monthly board...

A World Less Certain | On Thin Ice

During the pandemic, we are all walking on thin ice, some more than others. In my case, I didn't know until...THE STROKE. A couple of...

What’s Happening in Arts & Entertainment | June 26 – July 3

Premiering July 3 on Disney+ is the highly anticipated film version of Broadway’s mega-hit “Hamilton”. Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and Disney+ decided to release the...

Rose Parade 2021 Float Design Revealed | SPTOR Remains on Standby for Tournament this...

For now, despite growing concerns about increasing coronavirus cases – especially in LA County – the 2021 Rose Parade is still targeted for New...

Letter to the Editor | ‘Lack of Transparency in the Hiring of Placeworks’

I was glad to see that City Council candidate Evelyn Zneimer wants to investigate how Placeworks replaced Kaizer Ringwala as consultant for the General...

Vanessa Marquez | Wrongful Death Claim Filed Over South Pasadena Police Shooting of Actress

Friends, colleagues and supporters of the late actress Vanessa Marquez came to South Pasadena Wednesday to announce the filing a wrongful death action over...

City Council Preview: June 24 | Finance Staff Requests Budget Delay, $80,000 to Clean...

South Pasadena city staff want the City Council to hold off adopting the new $45 million 2020-2021 budget for two months or “until the...

Letter to the Editor | ‘Allow the City to Rebuild its Integrity’

Los Angeles County communities that have endured scandal have one point in common: in each case, elected officials mistakenly believed that the LA Times...

Thank you to Frontline Workers | Local Graphic Designer’s Nationwide Signs of Appreciation

Julie DeLucia doesn’t hold back when it comes to giving thanks to those on the front lines during the coronavirus pandemic. Her message is clear...

Video of ‘Spit-Hood’ Arrest by SPPD | Watch Commander on Scene Reports

On Tuesday June 23 at approximately 11:30 a.m., an assault & robbery suspect was detained on Mission Street in front of the South Pasadena...

OP-Ed | Finance Director Called to Task by Finance Commission for Mistakes

By Stephen Rossi: (Credentials Click Here) Over the past few weeks, numerous questions have been raised regarding the lack of reliability, credibility, or transparency with the...

Board of Education | State of California Halts Budget Cuts

Governor Gavin Newsom and the California legislature have agreed to halt proposed education cuts, according to the Los Angeles Times.  Though the official budget has...

City Hall Reopens | Employees Return with Extra Precautions

South Pasadena City Hall reopened with employees inside on Monday. Workers were brought into offices with full compliance of LA County orders and protocols....

SPPD Discusses Community Policing | ‘Trust is Earned, Not Given’

Community policing, designed to forge stronger bonds between law enforcement and the communities they protect and serve, has seen a renewed interest as a...

John Vandercook Closing Reimagine Your Home

His flooring and window design business survived the 2008 recession along with economic downturns in between, but nothing compares to what John Vandercook and...

The Ahmanson Theatre Announces Season Will Open with “TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD”, April 2021

Center Theatre Group has announced that their 54th season at The Ahmanson Theatre is now postponed until April 2021 when they will begin a...
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