Monthly Archives: June 2021

New High School Principal Hired | John Eldred to Serve at SPHS

PRESS RELEASE South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) has hired John Eldred to serve as the new principal of South Pasadena High School. “We are thrilled...

SPUSD | Closure of District Office Temporarily July 8 – 13

SPUSD RELEASE Dear SPUSD Community, The SPUSD District Office staff is excited to be moving operations across the street from 1020 El Centro Street to 1100...

SPLL Softball | Little League All Star Update

By Karissa Adams South Pasadena Little League Girls Softball 7-8 Year Old All Stars take the 2021 District 18 Championship Thursday night at Orange Grove...

Public Health | Healthcare Workers Remain Well Protected with COVID-19 Vaccine

MEDIA RELEASE The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 7 new deaths and 366 new cases of COVID-19. Of the...

Republic of Lucha | Iconic Artist & Rock Star Sergio Arau Presents ‘A 3...

PRESS RELEASE Sergio Arau is one the most iconic figures in the contemporary Mexican cultural landscape. With a career spanning over 4 decades, he is...

South Pasadena Woman’s Club Meets and Greets New Members

NEWS RELEASE The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena re-opened their historic clubhouse on Saturday, June 19 with a Meet & Greet for members and friends of the...

Just a Thought | Celebrating the Joy of Long Marriages

By Rick Kraft I am an advocate of long marriages. There’s just something about them that gets me excited. When I meet someone who says they’ve...

Local Artist Phung Huynh Dubbed New LA County Creative Strategist

MEDIA RELEASE The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs is honored to welcome celebrated artist Phung Huynh to the department as Creative...

Local Pop Outfit, Ralphy Announces New Single ‘Pretend’

PRESS RELEASE From its fresh, upbeat opening notes, Ralphy’s latest single ‘Pretend’ is here to show you that there’s nothing that can break this artist’s...

LA County | Extreme Heat Warning Through Tuesday

MEDIA RELEASE The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued an Extreme Heat Warning as high temperatures have been forecast for the following areas: Santa...

Lucha’s Comfort Footwear | More Than an Ordinary Shoe Store

Lucha's Comfort Footwear on Fair Oaks Ave has provided service to the people of South Pasadena for over 35 years, since 1985. For those...

Camille’s on Mission | Fashion with Custom Quality

Not custom tailored, but "custom curated", insists Camille DePedrini, while describing what types of outfits the owner and her team put together at Camille's...
Budget South Pasadena 2021

City Adopts $31.9 Million Budget | What Passed for South Pasadena

The South Pasadena City Council last week adopted a $31.9 million balanced general fund budget that restores services and programs suspended due to COVID-19;...

29th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival Returns Fall 2021

PRESS RELEASE The Paseo, downtown Pasadena’s one-stop destination for shopping, dining and entertainment, is pleased to announce the return of the annual Pasadena Chalk Festival...

Arts Are Essential | June 25 – July 2, 2021

As we look forward to Independence Day on July 4, The Metropolitan Opera is showcasing some of the great American composers whose operas have...

Redistricting LA County | Summer Public Hearings

MEDIA RELEASE During Summer 2021, the Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC) will conduct ten (10) public hearings, ensuring residents’ ability to participate from all five Supervisorial...

Firescaping the Foothills | Online Townhall June 24

PRESS RELEASE California’s dry climate and rising temperatures continue to threaten our local hillsides with the likelihood of more wildfires. Historically, the 10 most costly wildfires...

Snap Fitness Honors Pasadena Area Club Manager with Outstanding Achievement Award

MEDIA RELEASE Snap Fitness, a 24/7 fitness concept with over 1,000 clubs across the globe, today announced that Allen and Yulia Cutler, owners of three...

Nail Lounge | Longtime Beauty Care on Fair Oaks

Sharon Kim has almost always had a desire to engage and help others in one way or another. The nail specialist relates her background...

Public Health | COVID-19 Cases Among Pregnant Women Remain Low

PRESS RELEASE The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 5 new deaths and 172 new cases of COVID-19. Of the...

Payke Gymnastics Academy | Olympic-Tier Classes for All Ages

The sport, and shall we say, art of gymnastics dates back thousands of years to the days of the Ancient Greeks. Generations of athletes...

Norton Simon Museum | Picasso, Virtual Programs & Tickets

MEDIA RELEASE New Video Series! Encounters with the Collection: Drawings This month we launch a new Encounters with the Collection series of videos that feature drawings in the Norton...

Assemblymember Holden’s Legislation to Expand Outreach to Small Businesses Passes

MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday, Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation, AB 349, which would require the Department of General Services (DGS) and other state agencies and departments, to...

SPPD Weekly Crime Summary | June 15-21, 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...
PHOTO: Staff | The South Pasadenan News | South Pasadena City Hall on Mission Street

City of South Pasadena’s Wrongful Termination of Firefighter | Supreme Court Denies Review

South Pasadena reached the end of the appeal road Wednesday when the state Supreme Court denied its petition for review of a lower court...
fathers day 2021 last minute gifts

Father’s Day Gifts | Last Minute Shopping!

It's hard to beat some of South Pasadena's local shops and restaurants to get that perfect gift for dad on Father's day.  Check out...

Arts are Essential | What’s Up 6/18-6/25

Here's what's happening in the arts, be sure to support local arts and culture and enjoy as the state reopens! SPARC Gallery reopens with "BREATH",...

Celebrate Juneteenth | Events Happening Saturday

Juneteenth, officially recognized as the nation's latest federal holiday, has vital history that is no doubt instrumental to a better understanding of who we...

SPHS Alumna Competes in 2021 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials

SPUSD SNAPSHOT  Good luck to SPHS Tiger alumna, Claire Kieffer-Wright, who Friday is competing in the U.S. Olympic track and field trials for high jump...

Transitioning to Electric Landscaping Equipment | Webinar June 23

A proposed citywide effort to ban gas-powered equipment used by commercial gardeners is expected to come up as part of a free Zoom webinar...
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