Monthly Archives: October 2020

A World Less Certain | The Day I Met Ray Bradbury

My publisher arranged for me to appear at the Duarte Festival of Authors on October 4, 2008, to promote my four regional history books....

23-Year-Old Man Dies from Injuries Sustained During Skateboarding Accident

SPPD PRESS RELEASE: At 10:12 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, 2020, South Pasadena Police Officers responded to the 1900 block of Alpha Avenue on reports...

OP-ED | ‘Leadership and Transparency Go Hand-in-Hand, Where is the Leadership in South...

By Alan Ehrlich 2020 has been a strange year for a number of reasons, not just nationally, but also here in South Pasadena. It...

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Announces 2-Hour TV Entertainment Special on New Year’s Day

MEDIA RELEASE: Thursday, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® announced that it has partnered with six broadcasters to air a two-hour TV entertainment special on New...

Ray Bradbury Stained Glass Tribute | Unique Installation Unveiled at South Pasadena Public Library

A testament to Ray Bradbury’s enormous contributions is on permanent display at the South Pasadena Library with the installation of stained glass windows honoring...

Arts Are Essential | What’s on in Arts & Entertainment Oct. 30 – Nov....

“This is Halloween, This is Halloween!” For some ghoulishly tantalizing fun, tune in for this one night only event with Broadway star James Iglehart...

City Workers Talk Key Issues Facing South Pasadena

The impact on businesses due to the coronavirus pandemic, economic development, al fresco dining, the General Plan and Downtown Specific Plan are all key...

SPPD Weekly Crime Summary | Oct 20-26, 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...

An Interview with Steve Rossi | Councilmember Insights on City’s Current Affairs

When Stephen Rossi applied Sept. 2 to fill out the remaining three months of former Councilmember Marina Khubesrian’s term, he did so to help...

Moffat Street Proposal Postponed | Resident Outcry Deters Council’s Final Vote

The Moffat Street extension has been effectively postponed due to a large number of public comments discouraging a formal vote on the proposal during...

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas | Ensuring Fair and Thorough Investigations of Deputy Shootings

MEDIA RELEASE: Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas filed two separate motions aimed at ensuring fair and thorough investigations into separate shootings by Sheriff’s deputies. “During a recent spate...

South Pasadena Seniors Celebrate Spooky Times with Drive-Thru Halloween

By Esteban Lopez Not to be barred from having a little bit of Halloween fun, the Senior Citizens Foundation in conjunction with the South Pasadena...

City Council Elections | Jack Donovan Candidate Statement

PRESS RELEASE: Jack Donovan is running for Council in the City of South Pasadena in a bid to increase transparency and integrity in local government...

Letter to the Editor | ‘Tips for South Pasadena Voters’

By Alan Ehrlich The SOUTH PASADENA LIBRARY COMMUNITY ROOM on El Centro Street is now open for in person voting from 10 am to 7...

Letter to the Editor | ‘Write In Rossi and Here’s Why’

By Ron Rosen  It has come to my attention that three candidates for City Council are sharing the same campaign backers and working together to...

Ray Bradbury | First Lighting of Windows at the Library THURSDAY at 6:00 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Library invites family groups to visit the West (Diamond Street) side of Library Park, near the Moreton Bay Fig “Library Tree”, on...

South Pasadena Fire Department Battles Blue Ridge Fire | Engine 81 Back on Front...

Engine 81 is back in action. The South Pasadena fire truck, disabled for a short time after used heavily in fighting California wildfires the past...

Dodger Team Historian Mark Langill Celebrates Team’s World Series Win Over Tampa Bay

In the hours prior to the Dodgers bringing home a World Series title to Los Angeles, Mark Langill set the mood by listening to...

Pasadena Convention Center Will Serve as a Vote Center Starting Friday

The Pasadena Convention Center has announced it will serve as a Vote Center in the upcoming Presidential Election. Residents will have the opportunity to...

Public Library Author Night | One City, Many Stories: Danzy Senna & Sherri L....

One City, Many Stories (OCMS) encourages the community to engage with the theme “Exploring Common Ground” through reading and discussion of books that are,...

Letter to the Editor | ‘My Support for Dr. Patricia Martinez-Miller for School Board’

By Richard Murphy I am a resident of South Pasadena, father of two school-aged boys, a dedicated coach and an infectious disease doctor with L.A....

Letter to the Editor | ‘My Full Support and Endorsement for Jon Primuth’

By Andrew Berk Jon Primuth is a skillful leader and an exceptional candidate who I fully support and endorse for our next Councilperson, District 3,...

Public Health | Health Advisory: High Risk of COVID-19 Transmission at Gatherings and Public...

LA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH MEDIA RELEASE: Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH is issuing a Health Advisory for private gatherings and public...

Red Flag Warning in Effect Now for Los Angeles County Through Tuesday

MEDIA RELEASE: The Los Angeles County Fire Department has implemented its augmented staffing plan in response to the National Weather Service’s red flag warning which...

Letter to the Editor | ‘Vote Yes on Measure U to Preserve the South...

By Ellen Torres, President, Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library Vote yes on Measure U to preserve the South Pasadena that we all love. As...

Norton Simon Museum From Home | Encounters with the Collection: Vigée-Lebrun

We continue our series of videos on women artists in the Norton Simon collections with a probing account of the life and career of...

Richcreek Pleads Not Guilty to Attacks on BLM Protestors During Arraignment

Joseph Luis Richcreek, 55, the Monterey Park man charged with two counts of battery against South Pasadena Black Lives Matter protestors, pled not guilty...

A ‘Pinch Me Moment’ for Dodger Broadcaster Joe Davis of South Pasadena

A “pinch me moment,” as described by Liz Habbib of Fox 11 Sports, came for Joe Davis, calling the action Sunday night in a...

‘Eat-Shop-Enjoy’ South Pasadena on Saturday

The South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is working with member merchants and city staff to plan a multi-faceted series of activities to stimulate local...

South Pasadena Ready to Fight Back | RHNA State Mandate Crossed the Line

South Pasadena will file a full-throated appeal of the number of housing units it must plan for over the eight-year period starting in 2021...
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