Monthly Archives: May 2023

Local Highlight: A Gem in South Pasadena: ‘Jeweled Universe’ on Mission Street

This is part of a special business feature series by The South Pasadenan News,  showcasing the shops & studios in the 'Alexander Building' at...
PHOTO: Anthony Chan | The South Pasadenan | Annalea Pearson has signed on to play for Williams College in Girls Soccer.

Signing Day at SPHS Celebrates Senior Student Athletes

South Pasadena High School athletics held a mock signing day to celebrate senior student-athletes who are continuing their academic and athletic careers in colleges...
PHOTO: SPUSD | The South Pasadenan | SPUSD retirees from left to right: Amy Blum, Leslie Matsunaga, Laurie Narro, Sharon Reed, Kim Sinclair, Ann Foster and Natasha Prime celebrate during an employee recognition ceremony on Thursday, May 25, 2023. (Not pictured: Amy Barker)

SPUSD Employee Recognition 2023

On Thursday, May 25, 2023 at the District Office, SPUSD recognized outstanding employees for their dedication, passion and commitment to our students. The District awarded...

General Plan Update Workshops

The City has re-launched the General Plan Update process and must complete and adopt the new General Plan and related re-zoning by the end...

Share Your Input on the City of South Pasadena Police Department Assessment

The City of South Pasadena has engaged Raftelis, a consulting firm with experience assisting public safety organizations nationwide, to assess the South Pasadena Police...
PHOTO: The Dinosaur Farm | The South Pasadenan | South Pasadena's toy and book shop, The Dinosaur Farm.

Dinosaur Farm Temporarily Closes

South Pasadena’s popular and beloved toy store, The Dinosaur Farm, has been closed since May 4th and will remain so until late June or...
PHOTO: Adam Latham | The South Pasadenan | Hollywood Bowl shell with fireworks.

Skylar Astin, Norm Lewis and Brian Stokes Mitchell in A Sondheim Celebration at Hollywood...

Broadway stars Skylar Astin, Norm Lewis and Brian Stokes Mitchell will complete the glittering cast of Broadway luminaries for Everybody Rise! A Sondheim Celebration...
PHOTO: Jenny Graham | The South Pasadenan | Zandi De Jesus (center) as Jemmalyn performs “Things I Don’t Know Yet” with the cast of On This Side of the World at East West Players.

On This Side of The World Extended by Popular Demand!

“On This Side of the World transcends any one race and speaks to every immigrant story and to those who feel “othered” in our...

Mosquito Prevention Tips for the Summer Season

News provided by SGVMVCD The San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District (SGVMVCD/District) reminds residents to prepare for mosquito season and prevent mosquito bites...

Input Opportunity on Draft Local Hazard Mitigation Plan | City of South Pasadena

The City in collaboration with agency partners and stakeholders is working to update the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) which is now open until...

Pasadena Tournament of Roses | Foundation Announces 2023 Grant Awards

News provided by Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Association The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Foundation is proud to announce its 2023 grant awards, totaling more than...

SPHS Senior Athletes Continuing Sports Careers in College | SPUSD Snapshot

Congratulations to nine SPHS student-athletes who will be continuing their academic and athletic careers in college next fall. Surrounded by family and friends, the...

SPPD Weekly Crime Summary | May 16 – 22, 2023

(Hundred block given in place of exact address) The Weekly Crime Summary is a list of reported auto thefts, burglaries, robberies and other activities occurring...
PHOTO: Raymond Tran | The South Pasadenan | Mia Holden in the 300m hurdles at CIF Master's Meet - 6th place at 43.95. She set school record the week prior with 43.81 at CIF SS D3 championships.

SPHS Runners Burn Up the Track and Field Season Qualifying for CIF Masters and...

South Pasadena High School had a tremendous track season this year with several Tigers qualifying for CIF-SS Finals in Division 3 (of 105 schools),...

City of South Pasadena Hosting General Plan Update Community Meetings

The City is re-launching the General Plan Update process with two upcoming Workshops on June 3rd and June 17th, 2023. These sessions will engage...
PHOTO: Jeff Lorch | The South Pasadenan | Pasadena Playhouse - The State Theater of California | TONY AWARDS

Tony Awards 2023 | Pasadena Playhouse to receive Regional Theatre Tony Award

The Tony Awards® Administration Committee has announced that based on the recommendation by the American Theatre Critics Association, Pasadena Playhouse, in Pasadena, California, will...

Yard Sale Raises Funds for South Pasadena Float | Rose Parade 2024

News provided by SPTOR Hundreds of shoppers attended a yard sale May 19-20 at the War Memorial Building sponsored by the South Pasadena Tournament of...
PHOTO: Michael Seel | The South Pasadenan | Boston Court theatre in Pasadena, California.

Boston Court Kicks Off 20th Anniversary with Summer Soiree

Boston Court, Pasadena’s premier nonprofit performing art center, kicks off its 20th Anniversary with a Summer Soiree, a dynamic afternoon and evening of free...
PHOTO: Z Quibilan | The South Pasadenan | ZOS!MO performs at Avenue 50 Studio in Los Angeles.

Local Singer-songwriter Z Quibilan to perform Tagalog songs at Eagle Rock Library June 8

ZOS!MO is the singer-songwriter moniker of Los Angeles-based - specifically South Pasadena - Filipino American artist Zosimo Quibilan Jr. who plays original Tagalog indiepop...

Annual Summer Reading Program | South Pasadena Library

The South Pasadena Public Library’s Summer Reading Program (SRP) - Find Your Voice - will take place Wednesday, May 31 through Saturday, July 29....

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month | South Pasadena Police Department

News provided by South Pasadena Police Department During May’s Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the South Pasadena Police Department reminds drivers to always look twice for...

Operation Cookie Returns May 24 | Woman’s Club of South Pasadena

News provided by Woman’s Club of South Pasadena Cookies are needed for hospitalized homeless, and special needs veterans as part of the annual “Operation Cookie”...
PHOTO: Jenny Graham | The South Pasadenan | The cast of On This Side of the World performs “One Way Ticket” at East West Players.

“On This Side of the World” – Immigrant Stories Told in Song

On a sunny morning, a young Filipino woman is boarding a plane bound for New York City – it’s a one-way ticket and as...

May is National Bicycle Safety Month | South Pasadena Police Department

News provided by South Pasadena Police Department May is National Bicycle Safety Month and the South Pasadena Police Department is encouraging more people to get...

South Pasadena Middle School Math Team Triumphs | SPUSD Snapshot

On Saturday, May 13, 2023, the La Cañada Spartans hosted their annual Aleph Mathematics Competition. The Tiger Cubs of South Pasadena Middle School (SPMS)...
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Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration held at Garfield Park

On one of the first truly warm, beautiful days of Spring, the City of South Pasadena and the South Pasadena Chinese-American Club held the...

SPPD Weekly Crime Summary | May 9 – 15, 2023

(Hundred block given in place of exact address) The Weekly Crime Summary is a list of reported auto thefts, burglaries, robberies and other activities occurring...
PHOTO: Alisa Hayashida | The South Pasadenan | Taste of South Pasadena 2023 "Eats on the Streets" - South Pasadena Rotary event.

Largest “Taste of South Pasadena” on Record | Rotary Club of South Pasadena’s Signature...

The South Pasadena Rotary Club hosted their largest, most successful “Taste of South Pasadena – Eats on the Streets” event ever Tuesday May 9...

Click it or Ticket Seat Belt Safety Campaign | South Pasadena Police Department

The South Pasadena Police Department reminds everyone taking a trip to visit friends or family over the Memorial Day Weekend to always buckle up...

Push for Clean Air | SCAQMD Building Better “Communities”

As he goes from one city to the next explaining the environmental impacts of poor air quality to groups of civic leaders, Michael Cacciotti’s...
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