Monthly Archives: August 2020

City Quickly Puts Schedule Back as Voted Upon | Empty Council Seat Process...

The City of South Pasadena on Monday belatedly released the names of applicants who will be considered to fill the remaining term of District...

Arrest Made in Attack on Protester on Sunday

MEDIA RELEASE: On Sunday, August 30, 2020 at approximately 12:00 p.m., Michael Plough, 41, a resident of South Pasadena called the police department to complain...

City Fails to Keep Timeline Commitment to Residents | Questions About Empty District 2...

Despite promises to do so, the city of South Pasadena on Saturday failed to provide the list of the candidates from which the City...

Bomb Squad Responds to Dispose of Ammo Box | SPPD & SPFD Protect Residents

At 1:37 pm on Friday, the South Pasadena Police Department closed down the corner of Mission Street & Mound - two businesses were evacuated,...

SUNDAY | “Angelversary” Community March & Rally Will Be Held for Actor Vanessa Marquez

MEDIA RELEASE: On Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 10:45 a.m., an “Angelversary” March and Rally will be held to “never forget” the tragic killing of...

COVID WEIGHT | A MUST SEE: META NUTRITION

At this point during the Coronavirus pandemic, some five months-in or so, many are finding a daily major challenge: "What to eat?" In the South...

Pasadena Protests | Friends, Family Demand Justice for Death of Anthony McClain

Protestors continue to demand justice for the shooting and death of Pasadena resident Anthony McClain, the 32 year-old father, who was shot in the...

Seven Patios | Mixed Style & Use Complex Heads to Planning Commission

At an imminent but as yet unscheduled “special meeting,” the South Pasadena Planning Commission will be asked for the third time this year to...

South Pasadena City Council Appointment | Stephen Rossi’s Application Submitted

In an email received late Thursday evening by The South Pasadenan, Financial expert Stephen Rossi announced his application and intention to fill the now...

Post Office Protest | South Pasadena Citizens Rise-Up in the Wake of USPS Changes

As cutbacks and policy adjustments are fueling turmoil between President Donald Trump’s administration and it's opponents over the fate of the United States Postal...

SPUSD Receives Arts Advancement Grant

In recognition of South Pasadena Unified School District’s (SPUSD) commitment to student learning in the arts, the Los Angeles (LA) County Department of Arts...

Part 1 Crime Up 3.2 Percent in South Pasadena

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, there has been an increase of 3.2% in part 1 crimes in South Pasadena. That’s the information coming out of the...

The Arts Are Essential | August 28 – September 4

I am so grateful for the continuous content The Metropolitan Opera has been giving us every single night for the past six months. Each...

A World Less Certain | Ending History Class as You Know It

Last week I drove my ’57 Chevy to the history museum in town. I secured my mask, and then my fingers got a mind...

South Pasadena PD Seeks Public’s Help In Identifying Attempt Carjacking/Possible Arson Suspect

SPPD RELEASE: On 8-16-20, at about 1:20 AM, victim was sitting in her parked vehicle on her cellphone in the 1800 block of State Street,...

Just a Thought | Being a Builder in a Time of War

By Rick Kraft Some people live their entire lives in a time of peace and stability. Some live their entire lives in a time of...

100 Years | South Pasadena Public Library Celebrates Ray Bradbury Centennial

August 22nd would have been the 100th birthday of famed writer and public library advocate Ray Bradbury. In celebration of the Bradbury Centennial, the South Pasadena...

Letter to the Editor | ‘Vote Yes on Measure U’

The UUT is on the ballot for renewal this fall. Measure U will not increase in the current rate and voters can repeal this tax at...

Oneonta Club Special Meeting | ‘Diary of a Contraband: The Civil War Passage of...

Tom Polansky’s September meeting committee for the Oneonta Club has put together a fascinating program about escaped slave and naval hero William B. Gould....

Letter to the Editor | ‘Let’s Not Make Our Financial Situation More Difficult’

South Pasadena Needs to Keep the Utility Users Tax (UUT) by Voting Yes on Measure U November 3. 2020 will go down as a year...

ROSE PARADE | SPTOR Leans on Community for Support for 2022 Float

No need to look at it as a disappointment any longer. Instead, Brant Dunlap, the president of the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee,...

SPPD Weekly Crime Summary | August 18-24

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

Red Hen Press Poetry Hour: The Poetics of Climate Change | The Broad Stage...

The Broad Stage in Santa Monica and esteemed local publisher Red Hen Press return with an enhanced and compelling series, moderated by award-winning actor...

Virtual Bingo to benefit Woman’s Club Scholarship Program

Beginning Friday August 21st at 7:00 pm on the virtual zoom application, the Woman's Club of South Pasadena will be holding weekly BINGO Fundraisers...

SATURDAY: Demonstration at Post Office | “SavethePostOffice Saturday”

MEDIA RELEASE:  This Saturday, August 22, at 11am, South Pasadenans are coming together to defend the essential services provided by the United States Postal Service—including...

CITY PRESS RELEASE | Guidelines for Application for Appointment to City Council, District...

South Pasadena City MEDIA RELEASE: The Mayor and City Council invite qualified residents from Council District 2 to submit applications to fill the City Council...

Marina Khubesrian’s Resignation Received & Filed | City Council Moving Fast to Appoint Replacement

South Pasadena is taking applications for candidates interested in an appointment to serve out the remaining term of Dr. Marina Khubesrian, the Second District...

Audit Promised Before Elections | South Pasadena Finance Issues

Citizens of South Pasadena will have about a month to pore over the city’s much delayed 2018-19 financial audit before voting on whether to...

A World Less Certain | American History 101

We often learn about our history in lessons with catchy titles such as “Manifest Destiny.” "The Turbulent 60s” contains the narrative of the civil...

South Pasadena City Elections | Mayor Bob Joe Seeking 3rd Term on Council

No one said the job was easy. Yet, with growing concerns about the city’s leadership, major budget issues, a downturn in the local economy...
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