Monthly Archives: July 2021

SPHS Grad, Harper Fox, Digs Into Global Poverty with The Borgen Project

2018 South Pasadena High School grad, Harper Fox, like millions of other young people, has been spending the summer back in her hometown, a...

Acclaimed Photographer Lourdes Grobet Brings Her Lucha Libre Photography to Republic of Lucha

Lourdes Grobet has been at the forefront of some of the most thought provoking, original and defiant art for the last 50 years. From...

Susie Hansen Latin Band Lights Up Garfield Park

It was a perfect summer evening for the City of Pasadena's first concert at Garfield Park on July 25. Susie Hansen Latin Band, a...

SPUSD Commemorates Opening of New District Headquarters

After over 40 years of occupying what is now the former South Pasadena Unified School District headquarters, located at 1020 El Centro St, the...
PHOTO: Adam Latham | The South Pasadenan | Hollywood Bowl shell with fireworks.

Schumann & Schumann and the Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks at Hollywood Bowl

The highly awaited return of the Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks features the composer’s much-loved Romeo and Juliet and his tribute to Mozart with his delightful Rococo Variations,...

Director Rob Reiner to introduce the world premiere of The Princess Bride in Concert...

The Los Angeles Philharmonic performs the world premiere of The Princess Bride in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl for one night only, Saturday, July...

South Pasadena City Attorney Highsmith Absent from Council Meetings

Over the past few months, South Pasadena City Attorney Teresa L. Highsmith has been conspicuously absent from the City Council’s regular meetings. Her last...

Op-Ed | South Pasadena Was Right to Say No to the 710, It’s Time...

By OP-ED | Brandon Yung It would be hard to imagine how different South Pasadena would be if the 710 freeway cut across the city...

Not Too Late to Sign Up for SPTOR Golf Tournament | Saturday, July 31

Those looking for an added incentive to sign-up for the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 31, can look no...

SPHS Sports | Update from Athletics Director Anthony Chan

Dear Tiger Families, As our Summer Recreation Programs come to an end, I wanted to reflect as well as update you as we move forward....

Friends of Library Book Auction | Through Saturday, July 31

10 books are being auctioned by the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library. Bids are being accepted at the Library until 1 p.m....

20 Years in The Making | A Stop Sign on Oak & Meridian

Audience applause broke out when the South Pasadena City Council voted unanimously Wednesday evening to install stop signs at the three-way intersection of Meridian...

Cynthia Erivo Sings With The LA PHIL at Hollywood Bowl

Grammy, Tony, and Emmy Award winner and Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo shows off her incredible vocal power as she makes her Hollywood Bowl debut...

“Good Ol’ Charles Schulz” to Screen at Sierra Madre Playhouse August 16

Sierra Madre Playhouse restarts its Off The Screen Series of specialty films with “Good Ol’ Charles Schulz”, a documentary about the creator of the...

Free Screening of New Alvin Ailey Documentary at The Music Center

The Music Center and Center Dance Arts will honor the performing arts center’s long standing partnership with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the revered...

Grand Park’s SUNDAY SESSIONS Returns With First Live Performances in 17 months

Dance and music are the centerpiece for every hot summer party. For its eighth summer, Grand Park’s Sunday Sessions joyfully returns as the 12-acre...

City Finances | Auditor Finds Fewer Material Weakness, Significant Deficiencies for South Pasadena

There were three “material weaknesses” and two “significant deficiencies” in the City of South Pasadena’s fiscal 2019-20 financial documents, the city’s auditor said in...

Mamma’s Brick Oven Pizza and Pasta | NY Tradition with a Hometown Twist

It's a one-of-a-kind experience in South Pasadena, offering the only self-pour beer, wine, and cocktail system in LA county, along with fresh, brick oven-baked...

City Hosts National Night Out Event | August 3

MEDIA RELEASE With warmer evenings and the need for fun, the Community Services Department invites you and your family to Orange Grove Park, 815 Mission...

Golf Prodigy Collin Morikawa Wins the Open Championship

When Collin Morikawa was just a teenager, Ed Smith knew he was something special on the golf course, but he didn’t anticipate this kind...

City Council Plans Next Step in $6.3 Million Caltrans Property Takeover

Anticipating success in its ambitious strategy to take control over the future of up to 68 Caltrans properties in South Pasadena, the City Council...

Frisbee Golf Extraordinaire | SPHS’ Violet Main Takes Podium in World Championships

Violet Main can toss a Frisbee better than most, so good in fact that she recently walked away with third place honors at the...

Awwdorable Pets | Personable Pet Care for Animal Lovers

This one business in South Pasadena doesn't have an office or a street-front shop, but if it's pet care you're looking for, it's one...
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Caltrans Properties | 350 Agencies Contacted: “Request for Interest” in Purchasing

UDPATED 7-19-2021: After nearly six months, Caltrans has yet to respond to a dozen public and private housing developers who answered the agency’s request for...

South Pasadena Little League Sets a High Mark Becoming District 18 Champs

South Pasadena Little League might not be in a better place in its near 70-year history after capturing six District 18 all-star titles this...

Arts Are Essential | What’s Happening Around Town July 16 – 22

LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl presents “Pictures at an Exhibition” Tuesday July 20 at 8pm. Former Dudamel Fellow Tianyi Lu leads a blazing...

South Pasadena Summer Arts Crawl | Jones Coffee + S7CAG Host Group Art Show

PRESS RELEASE The South Pasadena Arts Crawl is back! A free neighborhood-night-on-the-town with art, music, family, shopping, food and friends! Artists, musicians, and merchants will...

Saturday Arts Crawl & Outdoor Movie Night at Hotbox Vintage!

SATURDAY, JULY 17TH 4:00-8:00PM - ARTS CRAWL POP-UP WITH NOA MELENDEZ Hotbox is proud to be hosting artist Noa Melendez (@noakalani + @noa_doesart), a mixed media artist specializing...

Luis Alfaro Joins Center Theatre Group as Newest Associate Artistic Director

Luis Alfaro, celebrated Chicano artist and MacArthur “genius” fellow, has joined Center Theatre Group as the newest Associate Artistic Director, announced Artistic Director Michael Ritchie...

South Pasadena Public Library | Restoration Concert Series Returns Fall 2021

MEDIA RELEASE The Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library is pleased to announce the Restoration Concerts return this fall! The Restoration Concerts Committee has...
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