Monthly Archives: May 2021

SPHS PTSA | Honorary Service Award Recipients

During this exceptionally challenging school year, our volunteers, teachers, staff, and students stepped up in exceptional ways. Please join us in congratulating all of...

SPHS Principal Announces Retirement | Janet Anderson Reflects on 41 Years

South Pasadena South Pasadena High School Principal Janet Anderson has announced that she will be retiring this upcoming August, 2021. In a letter written by...

Arts Are Essential | What’s Happening in Arts & Entertainment May 28 – June...

Live performances return to The Music Center for the first time in 14 months! Leading the way for the reopening of the performing arts complex,...

South Pasadena Public Library Announces Annual Summer Reading Program

PRESS RELEASE The South Pasadena Public Library’s Summer Reading Program - Reading Colors Your World! - will take place Monday, June 1 through Saturday, July...

SPHS | 2021 Expressing Feelings through Art Exhibition and Competition

SPUSD RELEASE Congratulations to South Pasadena High School's finalists and exhibitors in the juried 2021 "Expressing Feelings Through Art" (EFTA) contest sponsored by Light Bringer...

City Council | Live Public Comment via Zoom

In another slight return to some relative normalcy, the City of South Pasadena began accepting live public comment via Zoom as of the most...
South Pasadena City Finance. Giulioni. Jon Primuth accuses Sheila Rossi of making flase statement, later proven Jon was wrong.

City Budget Outreach Continues | City of South Pasadena

MEDIA RELEASE The City of South Pasadena conducted an online survey to gather input regarding priorities for the 2021-2022 fiscal year budget. Additional opportunities for...

SPUSD | LED Lighting Project Improves Energy Efficiency and Saves Money

SPUSD RELEASE Over the past three years, every South Pasadena Unified School has undergone a subtle, yet illuminating, transformation. Thousands of lights at the schools...

Successful Vaccine Drive for SPUSD Students

SPUSD RELEASE On Saturday, May 22, 2021, South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) in partnership with USC Pharmacy held a COVID-19 vaccination drive for students...

Letter to the Editor
 | Thank You for Your Book Donations!

Sally Kilby, President for the Board, Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library The Board of the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library thanks...

Police Department Investigations | City Says Law Prevents Public Discussion

Outgoing South Pasadena City Manager Sean Joyce on Thursday put the kibosh on public demands that the City Council place on its agenda a...

Departing Interim City Manager Sean Joyce Recognized

Sean Joyce received a one-way ticket back into retirement following a brief goodbye ceremony Wednesday morning in the courtyard at South Pasadena City Hall. Joyce...

West Side Reservoir Near-Collapse | Replacement to Cost Millions of Dollars

“A ticking time-bomb.” That’s how South Pasadena City Council Member Evelyn Zneimer described the condition of the city’s 2-million-gallon West Side Reservoir during a city...

Golf Champion Collin Morikawa Defends PGA Title

There was a time not so long ago when those taking in the impressive swing of Collin Morikawa knew major stardom was within his...

2022 Rose Parade | Final South Pasadena Float Design Revealed

In the northern reaches of South Pasadena, only blocks away from a city well known for its world famous New Year’s Day parade and...

Republic of Lucha New Exhibit | ‘Soy Fuego: The Art of Rey Fenix’

PRESS RELEASE Superstar Mexican Wrestler “Rey Fenix” presents his inaugural art exhibit titled “SOY FUEGO: The Art of Rey Fenix” at the gallery he co-owns...

Op-Ed | Maskless Wonder: The Top Ten Things I’ll Miss About Masking Up

By Elizabeth Cavanaugh My mask has become my security blanket. Despite the relief and freedom brought by waning Covid-19 cases and less rigid CDC guidelines,...

Arts Are Essential | What’s Happening in Arts & Entertainment May 21 – 28

South Pasadena High School’s drama department will offer a free, fully produced movie version of Shakespeare's “Macbeth”, streaming online on May 22. The extraordinary...

Public Health Connects Businesses to Mobile Vaccination Units

PUBLIC HEALTH MEDIA RELASE The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 16 new deaths and 255 new cases of COVID-19....

THURSDAY | SPARC Presents: An Evening With Artist Fulton Leroy Washington

PRESS RELEASE Artist Fulton Leroy Washington (aka Mr. Wash)— whose work is currently on display at the Hammer Museum and The Huntington in the multimedia...

CalTrans Properties | Two Councilmembers to Lead New Subcommittee in South Pasadena

South Pasadena City Council Members John Primuth and Michael Cacciotti were named last week to serve on a new Council Subcommittee whose task will...

South Pasadenan, Jake Carless, Earns Eagle Scout Award

Jake Carless, a member of South Pasadena Boy Scout Troop 7,  has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank of Boy Scouts...

L.A. County Begins Vaccinating 12 to 15-Year-Olds | Public Health

MEDIA RELEASE Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidance indicating that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume...

City of South Pasadena Facilities to Reopen Starting May 17

CITY OF SOUTH PASADENA MEDIA RELEASE On Monday, May 17, the City will reopen certain City facilities in accordance with public health guidelines. The public...

New Assistant Principal Stephen Lewis | South Pasadena Middle School

SPUSD RELEASE South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) has hired Stephen Lewis to serve as the assistant principal of South Pasadena Middle School. Lewis previously served...

Arts Are Essential | What’s Happening in Arts & Entertainment May 14 – 21

A Noise Within will release its second high-quality film of a stage production this spring: “Alice in Wonderland”, remounting the beloved production from Spring...

Successful SPHS Scavenger Hunt Brings Out the Details in Familiar Landmarks

Last weekend several small and large groups of teenagers could be seen walking around South Pasadena. Over 80 high school students in all participated...

SPHS Athletics Update | Opportunities Abound

SPUSD RELEASE After a year of very few in-person activities due to COVID-19 and major construction on the SPHS Athletics buildings, Tiger sports have come...

A Tribute to Retiring SCAQMD Chair William Burke

Michael Cacciotti’s lucky number is 13, the South Pasadena mayor pro tem explaining that he’s worn it on his soccer jersey since he was...

Friends of the Library | Book Donation Drive May 22

PRESS RELEASE The Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library will accept donations of used books from the public from 1 to 3 p.m. on...
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