Monthly Archives: November 2020

CLOSING: La Fiesta Grande | Restaurant Says Goodbye After 28 Years

Jane Brust calls their enchiladas “the best.” She is not alone in expressing how much the food served at La Fiesta Grande will be...

UPDATED REPORT: Man Killed in South Pasadena After Attacking Residents

Just before 10 am Saturday morning, a white man in his 40s entered the home of his estranged girlfriend on the 500 block of...

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State Mandated Affordable Housing Units | Major Pushback on Quotas

Nearly a quarter of the of 197 municipal and county members of the Southern California Association of Governments have appealed the number of affordable...

Large Development in South Pasadena | Moffat St Decision Punted to New City Council

Confronted by what is arguably the most controversial decision of the year, the South Pasadena City Council last week unanimously agreed to delay a...

Camille on Mission St | Your One Stop Fashion Shop

Established in 1998, Camille DePedrini is a namesake fashion boutique and one of South Pasadena's most unique shops.  Camille is a one stop shop...

Thanksgiving 2020 | Thankful for Getting Through a Year of Uncertainty

In a year full of uncertainty, we can all be thankful for something with the arrival of Thanksgiving. It has been difficult to find any...

Shiro Restaurant | Thirty-Three Years and We’re Still Here

When our founder, Hideo Yamashiro opened his eponymous establishment in 1986 he set the tone that continues to this day. It's all about the ingredients. We...

The Dinosaur Farm | South Pasadena’s Unique, Top-Rated Independent Toy and Bookstore

The word “dinosaur” often refers to people or things that are out-of-step or on the verge of extinction. That definitely doesn’t apply to The...

The Arts Are Essential | What’s Shakin’ Around Town & Online in Arts &...

The Norton Simon Museum presents a series of short videos exploring the lives and careers of a few of the women artists represented in...

Kidd’s Jewelry Heist | The Original Jewelry Making Parlor

The Jewelry Heist merges entertainment and jewelry making with its carefully curated 1930’s style set design and lighting design. Upon setting foot in the...

A World Less Certain | The Urban-Rural Alliance Party (Part 2)

Be honest. How are you spending this Thanksgiving? There are probably fewer people at your table this year. Social gatherings – limited to close...

LA County | Dining at Restaurants, Breweries, Wineries and Bars Restricted Amid Surge in...

MEDIA RELEASE: The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours...

Holy Family Food Bank Lends Helping Hand for Thanksgiving

They lined up by the hundreds Monday, full of gratitude for the generosity and thoughtfulness provided by Holy Family Church in South Pasadena. One by...

SPHS Sports Update | Student-Athletes ‘Taking Every Precaution’

Anthony Chan, like fellow Californians, has heard the state’s order for a curfew on all indoor social gatherings and non-essential activities outside the home...

Spark of Love 2020 | Toy Drive Goes Virtual

The South Pasadena Fire Department, ABC7, Toys for Tots, and Southern California firefighters are celebrating the 28th year of the Spark of Love Toy Drive....

SPPD Weekly Crime Summary | Nov 17-23, 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...

South Pasadena Public Library Announces Winter Children’s Programs

PRESS RELEASE: Starting on Monday, November 30, the South Pasadena Public Library will present two different Winter-themed programs for children. Special Winter Storytimes will run for...

UPDATED REPORT | Person Stabbed at Metro Train Station South Pasadena

11-25-2020 UPDATED REPORT: At about 8:30pm Saturday November 21, a man was stabbed multiple times while on or near a Metro Gold Line station in...

South Pasadena Police Chief Joe Ortiz Retires | On Administrative Leave Until March

South Pasadena Police Chief Joe Ortiz “has announced his intention to retire effective March 1, 2021,” according to a city press release. Interim City...

Planning Commission | Seven Patios Approved Without Affordable Units

While lamenting the failure to include any affordable housing units, the five-member South Pasadena Planning Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved Odyssey Development Services’ 57-unit,...

Police Department Faces More Public Scrutiny | Hundreds in Community Demand 3rd-Party Investigation

'Defund the police.' The phrase has become increasingly ubiquitous in the City of South Pasadena, gaining traction as citizens, watchdogs, and social justice advocates have...

Curfew Imposed | COVID Surge Prompts Strict Mandate

MEDIA RELEASE: Upon assessment of the recent, unprecedented rate of rise in increase in COVID-19 cases across California, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH)...

Message from Superintendent Yantz | SPUSD Grades TK-2 Waiver Approvals

Dear SPUSD Students, Parents, Faculty and Staff, In my last letter, I explained revisions to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health/Board of Supervisors...

WISPPA Elects New President, Vice President | Mary Urquhart & Ellen Daigle

Women Involved in South Pasadena political Activism (WISPPA) announced on Tuesday the appointment of a new President and Vice President, with founding members Mary...

Twoheys Opens! | New Location Ready to Go in South Pasadena

After a long-anticipated return of a regional diner staple, Twoheys — “The Home of the Stinko Burger” — was officially welcomed to South Pasadena...

Missing Person: Baudelia M. Ruiz

The Alhambra Police Department is currently searching for 91-year-old Baudelia Ruiz, who was last seen yesterday, at approximately 6:30am near the area of S...

Micro-Library Fantastique | Tina Kistinger Gets Crafty for The Holidays

Last spring, as the world seemed to stop (remember L.A.’s crystal clear air quality?), Tina Kistinger was inspired. A colleague in her private craft...

Meet One of Our Mission Street East Merchants: Ellen Daigle of Ellens Silkscreening

By Linda Tobin I’d like to introduce a stalwart of the Mission Street Merchants, Ellen Daigle, owner of Ellens Silkscreening located at 1500 Mission Street...

A World Less Certain | The Urban-Rural Alliance Party (Part 1)

There is a narrative about America that many believe in this country, and is shared by many more on this planet: the United States...
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