Monthly Archives: September 2020

Car Accident Huntington Drive | DUI Arrest & Overturned Car

At about 8:10 pm Wednesday night, 911 calls to the South Pasadena Police reported a traffic accident and a vehicle overturned. According to SPPD officer...

Bringing History to Life | 341 Pasadena Avenue

As you walk up to 341 Pasadena Avenue in South Pasadena, you first stroll past the specimen magnolia tree in the front yard that...

Christmas Greenery Time | Boy Scout Troop 342 Brings Something New

By Carolyn Thompson, Greenery Chair For over 90 years, Boy Scout Troop 342 has been a part of the community in South Pasadena. And for...

UPDATE: Cooling Center Hours Extended | Open Through Oct 2 in South Pasadena

The cooling center will remain open through Friday, October 2 at War Memorial as the heat wave continues through the week. The Center will...

SPPD Weekly Crime Summary | Sep 22-28, 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...
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Audition for A Christmas Carol!

Calling all actors, young and old! Young Stars Theatre (YST) announces open auditions via Zoom this Saturday for a Live Zoom production of their...

Annual Dumpster Day | Saturday, October 24

WHEN: Saturday, October 24, 2020 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. WHERE: Arroyo Dr. (South of Mission St.) • Residents welcome to bring large items for free disposal •...

City of South Pasadena | Guidelines for Application for Appointment to the Temporary Finance...

MEDIA RELEASE: The Mayor and City Council invite qualified residents from the City to submit applications to fill the temporary Finance Ad Hoc Committee (Committee)....

Letter to the Editor | ‘Time to Let Go of Anger’

Letter to the Editor submitted by: Gretchen & Vic Robinette Bianca Richards Lissa & Jim Reynolds Lorena Manriquez Gregg Kettles Peggy O'Leary John Vandercook Lela Bissner We are grateful to our City Council...

Public Health | COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Los Angeles County Continue Decline

LA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH PRESS RELEASE: The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 10 new deaths and 815 new cases...

Marengo Elementary School Awarded 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools Honor

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recognized 367 schools, including Marengo Elementary in South Pasadena, as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020. The recognition...

Letter to the Editor | ‘The Unintended Harm of Chief Ortiz’s ‘Error in Judgment”

Letter to the Editor: Submitted by Will Hoadley-Brill On the afternoon of Thursday, September 24, South Pasadena Police Chief Joe Ortiz invited members of the...

Smoke Advisory | Unhealthy Air Quality Declared due to Smoke from the Bobcat Fire

MEDIA RELEASE:  According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, smoke from the Bobcat Fire burning in the region has caused unhealthy air quality in...

Letter to the Editor | ‘Letter of support for Measure U’

Letter to the Editor: Submitted by Zahir Robb   I have spent 40 years in South Pasadena. I was born here, I met my wife here,...

Norton Simon Museum from Home | Brancusi’s “Bird in Space” Soars Again

New! Dispatches from the Conservation Studio: Brancusi’s “Bird in Space” Soars Again In this new essay, Conservator John Griswold writes about Constantin Brancusi’s Bird in Space,...

NEWS ALERT: Missing Boy Located Safe | Sunday Night

Age: 11 Height: 5' 2" Last seen: 1800 Block of Alpha Ave. in South Pasadena FOUND: At LAX.  As of 10:00 PM SPPD officers en route to...

An Apology from Police Chief Ortiz | Explanation of a Mistake

Press Release from SPPD Chief Ortiz: On Monday September 21, I was contacted by a South Pasadena resident, asking if she and her friends could...

Board of Education | Many Students Push for ‘Wellness Day’ During Distance Learning

41 students from South Pasadena High School vocalized their support for a designated wellness day during a special Board of Education meeting on September...

South Pasadena Finance Commission: Audit Lacks Findings Memo | City Releases Claro Report

As of June 30 2019, according to the much-delayed draft opinion from South Pasadena’s auditor, the city’s financial statements “present fairly, in all material...

A World Less Certain | Wheelchair Unbound

During times of darkness, the written word can burn so bright that it lights the path to a common understanding. Despite those who claim...

Letter to the Editor | City Staff and City Council Tried to Eviscerate the...

City Attorney Highsmith, recently retired City Manager DeWolfe (who retired on September 12, 2020), Police Chief Ortiz and Public Safety Commission Subcommittee consisting of...

REMINDER: South Pasadena General Municipal Election Write in Candidate Period DEADLINE October 20

The South Pasadena General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The City of South Pasadena consolidates with the Los Angeles County...

South Pas Fitness | New Gym Opens Outdoors Saturday

South Pas Fitness, is pleased to announce that SPF Outdoors will be opening on Saturday, September 26th at 8am! SouthPasFitness.com What you need to know: Services Offered: ...

OP-Ed | More Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Needed to Help Heal Our Nation

By Bobby T. Rimas The advantages of diversity, equity, and inclusion can be far reaching and can be utilized to make our nation a much...

Just a Thought | I Will Not Be Our Next President

By Rick Kraft Reality has set in. I will not be the 46th President of the United States. I was a very long shot anyhow. I...

School Board Elections | Dr. Suzie Abajian Running for Re-Election

PRESS RELEASE: Dr. Suzie Abajian, who has been serving on the South Pasadena School Board for the past five years, is running for re-election this...

Arts Are Essential | What’s On in Arts and Entertainment | Sept. 25 –...

A film adaptation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece, Romeo and Juliet takes legendary Royal Ballet choreographer Kenneth MacMillan’s 1965 audience favorite out of the theater and into the...

HIRED | New Interim City Manager for South Pasadena is in Place

During a short mid-day special meeting Sept. 23, the South Pasadena City Council unanimously voted to appoint Sean Joyce, its former long-time city manager,...

SPUSD Superintendent Geoff Yantz | Addressing the Challenges of New School Year

Dear SPUSD Community, We are a little more than one month into the new school year and six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s...

SPPD Weekly Crime Summary | Sep 15-21, 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...
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