Monthly Archives: December 2020

New City Manager Search | List of Community Members Named for Input

Thirty-one South Pasadena residents have been invited to sit on one of four focus groups that will offer input on the experience, style and...

SUCCESS | Rose Parade Crunch Time Auction Raises $25,000

When the coronavirus pandemic ended plans for the traditional Crunch Time Party, a year end major fundraiser to help pay for materials and flowers...

Rose Parade Celebration | Special Segments Airing New Year’s Day

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses announced the nine featured segments appearing in “The Rose Parade’s New Year Celebration presented by Honda.” Each segment will...

A World Less Certain | Why Kill If We Don’t Have To?

Thou shalt not kill unless it wears feathers, fur, or fins. We grow trees to be cut down, raise animals to be slaughtered, and give...

Angelenos Deserve Justice Reform

LA County Public Defender Media Release On May 25, 2020 we witnessed a murder and heard cries to end systemic racism in the criminal legal...

South Pasadena Resident to Serve on LA County Redistricting Commission | Priya Sridharan

South Pasadena resident Priya Sridharan has been selected to serve as one of 14 members of the LA County Redistricting Commission (CRC). After the...

SPPD Weekly Crime Summary | Dec 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...

New YMCA Director | Focusing on Path Ahead for Incoming New Year

When Devon Corlew stepped into the role, she quickly recognized the enormous challenges in becoming the newest executive director of the South Pasadena San...

A Holiday Tradition | Holy Family Gives Back at Christmas

It’s a weekly occurrence at the Holy Family Church Giving Bank in South Pasadena where long lines – socially distanced, of course – form...

Final Hours for Virtual Auction | Rose Parade Crunch Time Party

Many items, from dinners to getaways, are still up for grabs as the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee is holding its annual Crunch...

SPPD Weekly Crime Summary: Dec 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...

A World Less Certain | Raising Baby Mozart (Part 3)

Children need exposure to extremes and opposites. A steady diet of anything too structured or too permissive is not what I'm suggesting. It's best...

Arts Are Essential Especially During The Holidays

PBS presents All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914; Peter Rothstein's music-theatre work about the World War I Christmas truce, combining period songs...

$70 Million Dollar Project | New City Council Sidelines Commission’s Recommendation

The South Pasadena City Council raised eyebrows Wednesday Dec. 16 when, against the express recommendation of its five transportation commissioners, it unanimously approved a...

Rose Parade | SPTOR Crunch Time Auction Just Days Away!

It’s not the event South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee members were looking for, “but it looks to be potentially great,” said Brant Dunlap,...

Rose Bowl Game Moving to Texas

The Granddaddy of them all is not so Grandaddy in Pasadena. It was announced Saturday night that the 2021 Rose Bowl Game will be moving...

South Pasadena | City to Make Permanent Eviction Ban for Unpermitted Renovation

South Pasadena’s moratorium on evictions triggered by unpermitted renovation work will has been extended through mid-January, when the City Council will adopt an ordinance...

Op-Ed | Acceptance, Anticipation, and Hope

By San San Lee Thanksgiving of 2020 has come and gone. Black Friday and Cyber Monday also had their turns. It’s December. We are in the...

Los Angeles County Awarded $6.4 Million to Help House Homeless Veterans

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $46 million to Public Housing Agencies (PHA) across the country to help veterans...

PARKING South Pasadena | Holiday Reprieve

The exemption is from December 19, 2020 at 2:00am through January 5 , 2021 at 6:00am. Vehicles will need to display a valid overnight parking...

Protecting the Environment, One Mower at a Time | Battery Electric Power a Way...

As a member of a gardening landscape company responsible for maintaining the city’s parks zipped around on an a battery-powered sit down mower, Michael...

Get to Know Nott & Associates | An Eye for Detail

Take a stroll down the streets of this city, and you will see what makes South Pasadena such a jewel. Amongst the mature trees...

The Yuko Mabuchi Trio Performs at 61st Annual LA County Holiday Celebration

Yuko Mabuchi is thrilled to be part of this year’s LA County Holiday Celebration, an event she has loved for years. Yuko lives in...

Arts Are Essential | Holiday Entertainment Highlights Dec. 18 – 25

The Metropolitan Opera kicks of a week of holiday fare with Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” on Monday December 21.  This was the groundbreaking broadcast...

Tree Lighting Ceremony Revitalizes Some Christmas Spirit

Earlier this month the South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) along with City Officials and the Chamber of Commerce took part in the annual tradition...

A World Less Certain | Raising Baby Mozart (Part 2)

In 1984, while attending college, I went to see the movie Amadeus. I wrote a poem about the scene after Mozart died. He was...

SPHS Sports Update | School Follows Through with Limited Athletics Training

Training is limited at South Pasadena High as the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) continues to put a lid on competitions due to the coronavirus. “We...

City Council Preview Dec 16 | What’s on the Agenda

The South Pasadena City Council on Wednesday evening is set to adopt its first-ever Climate Action Plan (CAP). The plan reviews the city’s 2016...

First COVID-19 Vaccines Administered in Los Angeles | Public Health

The first COVID-19 vaccine was administered in Los Angeles County on Monday. The first shipment of vaccine arrived at one of nine pre-positioned sites, with...

Letter to the Editor | ‘Demand for a Local Ordinance to Protect Tenants’

By South Pasadena Tenants Union (SPTU) The undersigned ask the City Council to pass a straightforward, modest measure to stem the tide of evictions without...
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