Monthly Archives: September 2023

PHOTO: provided by Center Theatre Group | The South Pasadenan | Amaya Braganza in rehearsals as Eurydice in "Hadestown"

Amaya Braganza Brings A Dream Home in “HADESTOWN”

Amaya Braganza was sixteen when she saw Eva Noblezada in the original Broadway production of “Hadestown”. Being a young, Filipina actress herself, she very...

Wine & Song at Lost Parrot Cafe | Wednesday October 4

Wine & Song at Lost Parrot Cafe will feature a favorite duo from the East Coast, Robinson & Rohe and the fabulous R.O. Shapiro, who...
PHOTO: provided by SPTOR | The South Pasadenan | Crew on a recent Saturday workday at the War Memorial Building float site consisted of (left to right) Alexandra Strong, Brandon Carlson, Rob Benjamin, Janet Benjamin, Jeremy Bruce (not standing), Bryce Quinn, Steve Fillingham, Kris Nagle, Sharon Mitchell, James Jontz, Brant Dunlap, Bill Hodson, Katlyn Hodson and Victoria Rea. Not pictured: Sandy Fielding.

SPTOR | Wanted! Builders for 2024 South Pasadena Rose Parade Float

MEDIA RELEASE South Pasadena’s entry into the Tournament of Roses Parade is already being constructed by volunteers. Additional builders are needed to complete the float...

Development | City Moves Toward Adoption of Housing Element, General Plan Update; Confusion...

After nine years of twists and turns and about a million dollars spent, long-awaited updates to the South Pasadena General Plan and its Downtown...

Inside J6 Creative: A Blend of Technology, Artistry, & Production for Artists and Businesses

J6 Creative has established itself as a pivotal player in the field of visual arts and printing, blending traditional craftsmanship with modern technology. Headed...

KUBB CLUB | Fall Scramble Tournament

Attention local Kubb players, The L.A. Kubb Club Fall Scramble Tournament commences October 2, 2023. There are currently close to 20 players signed up...
PHOTO: Mike Kwok | The South Pasadenan | Celebrating Twohey’s Restaurant’s 80th Anniversary on Sept. 20 are (left to right) Assemblymember Mike Fong, District 49; Greg Mallis, Twohey’s co-owner; Alex Aghajanian, president, Pasadena Tournament of Roses; Tanya Christos, Twohey’s co-owner; and State Senator Anthony Portantino, 25th District.

Twohey’s Restaurant Hosts 80th Anniversary Celebration

Tanya Christos and Greg Mallis, owners of Twohey’s Restaurant at 424 Fair Oaks Ave., held a number of activities Sept. 20-24 to celebrate the...
PHOTO: provided by Blue Guitar Club | The South Pasadenan | Abby Litman and The Furious Seasons

WINE & SONG | Wednesday September 27

This week's WINE & SONG at Lost Parrot Cafe in South Pasadena will feature Abby Litman and The Furious Seasons. Doors open at 6pm...
PHOTO: Alisa Hayashida | The South Pasadenan | First Associate Concertmaster, violinist Nathan Cole, and concert pianist, Cindy Lam, perform at the Restoration Concert at South Pasadena Public Library.

Restoration Concerts Kicks Off New Season at South Pasadena Public Library

The 27th season of the beloved Restoration Concerts at the South Pasadena Public Library Community Room kicked off Sunday with an exhilarating performance by...
PHOTO: provided by Pasadena Tournament of Roses | The South Pasadenan | The 28 Royal Court Finalists are: First row, from left: Mia Moore Walker, Flintridge Preparatory School, Giulia Bhatia, La Salle High School, Viridiana Sanchez, Rosemead High School, Kendall Cuxil, La Canada High School, Phoebe Ho, South Pasadena High School, Gabrielle Trujillo, Pasadena High School, Payson Dillon, La Canada High School, Kayla Dumas, EF Academy, Naomi Stillitano, Arcadia High School. Second row, from left: Halo Byrd, The Waverly School, Elizabeth Trinh, Mayfield Senior School, Cornelia Halferty, Mayfield Senior School, Evyn Ableson, La Salle High School, Mira Emamaullee, San Marino High School, Olivia Bohanec, La Salle High School, Clara Ortega, John Marshall Fundamental High School, Anna Shore, Temple City High School, Trinity Dela Cruz, John Marshall Fundamental High School. Third row, from left: Danielle Workman, Arcadia High School, Niyat Haregot, Arcadia High School, Allison Ingrassia, La Canada High School, Jessica Powell, Flintridge Preparatory School, EllaRyley Fortich, John Muir High School, Asha Morgan-Joseph, The Waverly School, Maya Dingle, La Canada High School. Top row, from left: Emmerson Tucker, Blair High School, Shivani Wadhwa, Arcadia High School, Marissa Cotte, Flintridge Preparatory School.

Rose Parade 2024 Royal Court Finalists Selected

Before the final round of interviews, the 28 finalists for the 2024 Royal Court presented by Citizens Business Bank took a group photo on...
PHOTO: provided by The D.U.D.E.S. | The South Pasadenan | Pickleball Tournament organizers T Kurera, Michele Pusateri, Ittai Shadmon, and Mike Noe.

Pickleball Tournament | The D.U.D.E.S. and Kiwanis Club Host 1st Annual Tourney at Orange...

The Dudes and Kiwanis Club of South Pasadena are hosting the 1st annual Pickleball Tournament of South Pasadena. It will be held at the Orange...
PHOTO: Alisa Hayashida | The South Pasadenan | Mayor Jon Primuth congratulates Calibrate owners Jason Lopez and Jonathan Raju the their grand opening.

Grand Opening | New Business in South Pasadena CALIBRATE – Men’s Grooming

CALIBRATE, a new and unique premium grooming studio in South Pasadena, celebrated their grand opening on Saturday with an official ribbon cutting ceremony and...
PHOTO: provided by Pasadena Tournament of Roses | The South Pasadenan | A 2022 entry for the Tournament of Roses Dia de los Muertos art competition.

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Dia de Los Muertos Art Competition

MEDIA RELEASE Today, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® announced the fourth annual Día de los Muertos art competition, a celebration of art, in partnership with...
PHOTO: provided by SHINE Gala Committee | The South Pasadenan | PRMH SHINE Gala Committee at last year's gala.

Ronald McDonald House Pasadena Hosts SHINE Gala Grand Prix

MEDIA RELEASE PASADENA, CA – Start your engines! On Saturday, October 14, 2023, supporters of Ronald McDonald House Pasadena will unite for the 19th annual...

Halloween SPOOKTACULAR Coming to Orange Grove Park

Mark your calendars for an evening of fun and frolic, maybe even a mild scare or two, at South Pasadena's Halloween SPOOKTACULAR held at...
PHOTO: Henk Friezer | The South Pasadenan | SPHS Cross Country at Rio Hondo League meet held at San Marino's Lacy Park.

SPHS Cross Country Comes Out Strong

Proving once again they are the teams to be reckoned with, both the girls and boys varsity Cross Country teams from South Pasadena High...
PHOTO: Provided by Boy Scout Troop 342 | The South Pasadenan | Scouts are taking orders now for 'Christmas Greenery' the annual fundraising tradition

Holiday Greenery Time! Order Pacific Northwest Greenery From Troop 342

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And South Pasadena’s own Scout Troop 342 is back in your neighborhood, going door to door,...
PHOTO: provided by City of Hope | The South Pasadenan | Andrew and Peggy Cherng, co-founders and co-CEOs of Panda Express. Andrew opened the first Panda Inn restaurant in East Pasadena in 1973.

Andrew and Peggy Cherng Gift City of Hope $100 Million to Fund Integrative Oncology

Andrew and Peggy Cherng, co-founders and co-CEOs of Panda Express, are being called visionary philanthropists for what City of Hope calls a transformative gift...
PHOTO: provided by Todd Rosenberg | The South Pasadenan | Violinist Nathan Cole

Restoration Concert Sunday September 24

The new season of Restoration Concerts begins on Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. with a piano and violin duo. Nathan Cole, violin,...
PHOTO: provided by SPARC | The South Pasadenan | View Across Millard by Reed Weston Bradley

BIRD’S EYE | Reed Weston Bradley Exhibition at SPARC Gallery

“Bird’s Eye,” an exhibition of plein-air landscapes by noted Judson Studio designer and artist Reed Weston Bradley, opens Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at the...
PHOTO: Henk Friezer | The South Pasadenan | Future cheerleaders take to the field with SPHS cheerleaders

Future Cheerleaders Take to the Field at SPHS

Youngsters from local elementary schools and the middle school were invited to experience the exhileration of the big leagues by joining the high school...
PHOTO: Henk Friezer | The South Pasadenan | Mayor Jon Primuth serving up hot popcorn at the SPHS football game Friday evening.

Serving The Crowd | Mayor Jon Primuth in Service to SPHS Football Fans

A familiar face at the SPHS snack bar during football games is none other than Mayor Jonathan Primuth. He joins numerous parents and volunteers...
PHOTO: provided by The Blue Guitar | The South Pasadenan | Jeff Berkley and Cynthia Carle

Wine & Song at Lost Parrot Cafe | Wednesday September 20

This Wednesday, September 20, the Wine & Song "Lost Tour" sets sail with stops at Lost Parrot Cafe in South Pas, Lost Chord Guitars...
PHOTO: Henk Friezer | The South Pasadenan | SPHS vs Alhambra, September 16, 2023.

TIGER FOOTBALL | Bring on San Marino

Ending their  non-conference season on a high note, South Pasadena High School varsity football routed neighboring Alhambra 46-7. It was the final tuneup before...
PHOTO: Deenvan Meer Disney | The South Pasadenan | Senzel Ahmady as Jasmine and Adi Roy as Aladdin in Aladdin Tour

Your Wish is Granted! Disney’s ALADDIN is Back at Hollywood Pantages

Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, and Broadway in Hollywood are pleased to announce Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical comedy,...

The “No Gas South Pas” Effort Continues | AGZA & Electric Leaf Blowers

The South Pasadena ban on gas-powered leaf blowers is in full effect and enforcement efforts are underway. City staff continues to provide education and outreach...
PHOTO: Isaak Berliner | Daniel K. Isaac in Every Brilliant Thing at Geffen Playhouse. Directed by Colm Summers.

EVERY BRILLIANT THING opens at Geffen Playhouse

UPDATE! NOW EXTENDED THROUGH OCTOBER 29! Every Brilliant Thing, written by Olivier Award–nominated playwright Duncan Macmillan (Lungs; People, Places, and Things) with Drama Desk Award,...
Susan Alderson Hoffmann was born April 8th, 1952 and passed away August 29th, 2023 in Los Angeles.

Obituary | Susan Alderson Hoffmann

Susan Alderson Hoffmann was born April 8th, 1952 in Lawrence, Kansas to Betty (née Whitney) and Donald K. Alderson, and passed away August 29th,...
PHOTO: Erik Carter | The South Pasadenan | Tarell Alvin McCraney named Artistic Director at Geffen Playhouse.

Tarell Alvin McCraney Named Artistic Director for Geffen Playhouse

Academy Award (Moonlight) and Peabody Award (David Makes Man) winner and Tony Award (Choir Boy) nominee Tarell Alvin McCraney has been named artistic director...

Old School at the Museum: A Century of Memories Through “Copa de Oro”

As the vibrant young minds of South Pasadena venture into the new academic year, we invite them and the community to take a nostalgic...
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