Monthly Archives: February 2021

Public Health | Outdoor Youth and Adult Recreational Sports Allowed with Safety Measures

MEDIA RELEASE The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 136 new deaths and 2,157 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday. Public...

SPUSD Reopening Updates | February 26, 2021

Dear SPUSD Families, Faculty, Staff, and Administrators, Over the past week, we have safely welcomed our preschool through second grade hybrid students back to campus....

Community-Led Homeless Count in El Sereno | SATURDAY

PRESS RELEASE When: February 27, 2021 at 3 PM What: Working in pairs, volunteers will visit homeless encampments throughout El Sereno to learn from homeless families...

Sports Update | SPHS Football and Water Polo Gets Go-Ahead for Play

As the situation continues to improve, more sports on the South Pasadena High campus are getting the green light to practice and compete. Anthony Chan,...

A Mission St Centerpiece in South Pasadena | Exploring the History of ‘Graham Block’

Extensive research from long-time property owner Abe Oheb provided a major contribution to the historical information in this article. With all the changes that COVID-19...

New Developments in City Lawsuit | Smith Targets Ex-Mayor in Amended Claim

South Pasadena dance teacher Alison Smith this week accused former Mayor Marina Khubesrian of “intentionally” retaliating against her for comments Smith, accompanied by her...

Rep. Judy Chu Votes to Pass Equality Act | Statement on Legislation Against Discrimination

MEDIA RELEASE Thursday, the House voted to pass H.R. 5, the Equality Act. The Equality Act ensures equal treatment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and...

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Decrease to Under 2,000; L.A. County Reaches 100 MIS-C Cases in Children

PUBLIC HEALTH RELEASE The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 132 new deaths and 2,072 new cases of COVID-19. To...

“…make lemonade!” Parson’s Nose Pivots to Radio and Thrives

Catching up with Parson’s Nose Theatre’s artistic director and South Pasadenan, Lance Davis, we can report that the local favorite company has pivoted to...

Arts Are Essential | February 26 – March 5

LA Phil launches second season of Sound/Stage, beginning Friday, March 5, 2021, with new episodes released through June 25, 2021. With Music & Artistic Director...

Connecting Our Community | LA County Department of Mental Health

Welcome to the debut issue of “Connecting Our Community,” our monthly newsletter highlighting our department’s news, updates, and resources for Los Angeles County residents...

NEW GALLERY OPENING | AEW Wrestlers Penta Zero M and Rey Fenix Open Republic...

MEDIA RELEASE Superstar Mexican Wrestlers the “Lucha Brothers”, Penta Zero Miedo and Rey Fenix will open the world’s first and only Lucha Libre-themed retail store,...

South Pasadena Public Library Announces New Comic Book Discussion Club for Adults

The South Pasadena Public Library is happy to announce a new comic book discussion club for adult readers. The Comic Book Club will meet...

SPUSD Snapshot | Youngest Students Return to In-Person Learning

On Thursday, February 18, 2021, SPUSD welcomed preschool through second grade students back to in-person learning at Arroyo Vista, Marengo, and Monterey Hills Elementary...

Residents’ Concern Over Dangerous Stretch of Road | Slowing Down Traffic on Orange Grove...

Ann Rector and her sister Sarah want what they describe as “speeding and reckless driving” along one of the busiest roadways in South Pasadena...

Virtual Talk | The Rialto Revealed: A Landmark Restoration

On March 10 at 7:00PM, the South Pasadena Public Library will host an illustrated virtual talk on the exterior renovation of the Rialto Theatre,...

SPHS Sports Update | Athletic Competition Slowly Coming Back After a Year

With coronavirus cases continuing to drop in California, the door is slowly opening for high school sports to resume. That’s welcome news to Anthony Chan,...

SPPD Weekly Crime Summary | February 16-22, 2021

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

California Legislature Approves $9.6 Billion for Early COVID-19 Relief

MEDIA RELEASE Monday, the California Legislature passed a package of budget bills that will speed needed relief to individuals, families and businesses suffering the most...

SPUSD Snapshot | School District Joins Keck Medicine of USC to offer Vaccine Clinic...

SPUSD RELEASE Keck Medicine of USC is working together with South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) to provide COVID-19 vaccination appointments to employees. Keck Medicine...

Coyote Safety Workshop Returns with Virtual Webinar | WEDNESDAY

Concerned about neighborhood coyotes? Interested in learning how to help keep them away? Then join this family-friendly Coyote Safety webinar! Our expert Wildlife Manager...

San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity | Expanding the American Dream Campaign

MEDIA RELEASE With the help of donors and supporters, San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity (SGV Habitat) has committed to transforming the lives of 100...
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Assemblymember Holden Introduces Legislation Addressing Discrimination in the Real Estate Appraisal Process

MEDIA RELEASE Assemblymember Chris Holden introduced legislation, AB 948, to address discrimination in the real estate appraisal process. “Black homeowners in predominately white neighborhoods are getting...

Tax Scams to Avoid | LA County Consumer & Business Affairs

Tax Season is Here, and So Are Scammers: Be Careful of These Top Tax Scams Tax season is here. Time to gather all your important...

SOLO STORIES: Six Women, Six Lives, Six Stories | The Morgan-Wixson Theatre

The Morgan-Wixson Theatre is excited to virtually present six dynamic, moving, and engaging one-woman shows on six Saturday nights at 8pm over the next...

Mayor Pro Tem Now Pushing Independent Gardeners to Go Green | Cacciotti Continues Environmental...

His initial efforts were successful, as South Pasadena became the first city in the United States to adopt an all electric-zero emission equipment standard...

SPUSD | First Day of School & Reopening Updates

From Geoff Yantz, Ed.D. Superintendent, SPUSD: A letter to South Pasadena Families with Students Dear SPUSD Families, Welcome back to our youngest learners! It is with great...

City Council | Speed Bumps for Seven Patios; Jan 6 Insurrection at Capitol Condemned...

Citing a last-minute request from the developer, the South Pasadena City Council on Feb. 3 postponed for one month a vote on the approval...

Ribbon Cutting | New Athletics Facilities Open After Major Renovations at SPHS

Officials from the South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) and others gathered in front of the newly-renovated gyms at South Pasadena High School (SPHS)...

OP-ED | Living in a Loop

By San San Lee I’m in a loop. Positive news, bad news, and never-ending uncertainty. The last 12 months have felt like a bad reality show, thanks...
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