Monthly Archives: October 2023

Stephen Gregg’s Thriller TRAP | DON’T TELL THE SECRET

An incomprehensible event: every person in the audience of a high school play falls unconscious--all but one. Using interviews with witnesses, loved ones, first...
PHOTO: Jerilyn Lopez Mendoza | The South Pasadenan | Cyclists, walkers, runners, scooters, skate boarders wheelchair users, families with strollers set to head for the 110 Freeway on October 29, 20 years after the first event of its kind.

ArroyoFest | Thousands Expected to Take Part

In a car-free environment along a 7-mile stretch customarily reserved for motorists, thousands are expected to head to the 110 Arroyo Seco Parkway on...

CalTrans Homes Purchases | Broker Contract Set For Council Approval

The City of South Pasadena says it intends to purchase unoccupied properties in town offered to it by Caltrans in the former SR 710...
PHOTO: Jonathan Williams | The South Pasadenan | Rose Queen 2024, Naomi Stillitano, with the Rose Court | Emmerson Tucker, Blair High School, Trinity Dela Cruz, Marshall Fundamental School, Olivia Bohanec, La Salle College Preparatory, Rose Queen Naomi Stillitano, Arcadia High School, Phoebe Ho, South Pasadena High School, Mia Moore-Walker, Flintridge Preparatory School, and Jessica Powell, Flintridge Preparatory School.

Rose Queen Crowned | 2024 Tournament of Roses Pasadena – Videos & Reactions

https://youtu.be/DxRCkUU4Wqk Arcadia High School student, Naomi Stillitano, was crowned the 2024 Rose Queen moments ago in front of the iconic Tournament of Roses House in...
South Pasadena News Dial-a-ride planning open house November 14th senior center

City Open House November 14th | New Dial-A-Ride Plans in The Works

South Pasadena's Transit Division is embarking on an exciting journey to enhance local transit services, and we want YOU to be a part of...
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Get Ready for Halloween at CALIBRATE | Men’s Haircuts With a Spa-Like Feel

CALIBRATE, a new premium mens hair, skin, & nails studio situated in the heart of South Pasadena, is excited to roll out its extensive...
PHOTO: provided by Scout troop 342 | The South Pasadenan | Luke - Troop 342 Senior Patrol Leader

Why I Sell Greenery | One Scout’s Experience

On Saturday, September 23, I walked various routes through South Pasadena knocking on doors to sell greenery. Troop 342 has been selling greenery for...
PHOTO: Shari Correll | The South Pasadenan | The cast of TRAP in rehearsals at South Pasadena High School

TRAP | SPHS Drama has a Twisty Play in Store for Theatregoers

First and foremost, DON’T TELL THE SECRET! The South Pasadena High School Drama Club’s fall play, Steven Gregg’s TRAP, promises to be a twisty...

TURKEY TUSSLE 2023 | Muir Football Claims the Bell in Annual Rivalry Against Pasadena...

A Storied History https://youtu.be/dN0nZSGQ61s?feature=shared The first episode of the deep-seeded rivalry played between Pasadena Community College and John Muir Junior College took place in 1947. In...
PHOTO: Jeff Lorch | The South Pasadena | Camille Ariana Spirlin in SHE at Antaeus Theatre Company.

“SHE” Takes a Hopeful Journey at ANTAEUS

Antaeus Theatre Company has opened their new season with the powerfully evocative and beautifully executed coming-of-age story, world premiere of Marlow Wyatt’s “SHE”. It’s...
PHOTO: provided by Scout Troup 342 | The South Pasadenan | Troop 342 and Troop 7 gathered together before going out into the neighborhood to sell Christmas greenery.

Holiday Greenery | A New Twist on an Old Tradition

For over 70 years, Boy Scout Troop 342 has been selling Christmas Greenery in the neighborhoods of South Pasadena and southern Pasadena, to raise...
PHOTO: Craig Schwartz | The South Pasadenan | The ensemble of A Christmas Carol at A Noise Within.

A Noise Within’s Beloved “A Christmas Carol” Returns with New Surprises

Get ready for new surprises when A Noise Within’s delightfully festive, musically merry stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol returns for 20...
PHOTO: Henk Friezer | The South Pasadenan | Twohey’s Restaurant brings lunch to the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses’ Float work crew on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the float site at the War Memorial Building. Owners Tanya Christos (front, second from left) and Greg Mallis (front, wearing black shirt and holding platter) are providing complementary lunches for the crew during the float building and decoration season.

TWOHEY’S Brings Lunch to our South Pas Float Work Crew

Twohey’s Restaurant on Fair Oaks Avenue brought lunch to the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses’ Float work crew on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the...

CalTrans Homes South Pasadena | 626 Prospect Settlement: Judge Acts on His Own Motion

Judge Curtis A. Kin has approved a settlement in South Pasadena's lawsuit challenging Caltrans' sale of the 12-unit multi-family property at 626 Prospect to...
Harry Randall Leach, Randy, passed into his peace on Monday, October 9, 2023.

Harry Randall (Randy) Leach | A Life Remembered

Obituary Provided by The Leach Family Harry Randall Leach, Randy, passed into his peace on Monday, October 9, 2023. Randy was born in Evanston, Illinois on...
PHOTO: Jonathan Williams | The South Pasadenan News | SPHS/South Pasadena Football Homecoming Win over La Canada Oct. 20, 2023.

SPHS Homecoming | A Big Night for South Pasadena High School

Most Royal Tiger Crowned As fireworks lit the sky above Ray Solari field, the most royal tiger was crowned, overshadowing the smell of popcorn, Tiger...
PHOTO: Dan Rider | The South Pasadenan News | SPHS/South Pasadena Football Homecoming Win over La Canada Oct. 20, 2023.

SPHS Football | Coming Home: Late Game Heroics Bring Home a Win For South...

Tigers senior Luke Riffle intercepted a pass in overtime to lift South Pasadena to a 34-27 Rio Hondo league victory Friday over the La...
PHOTO: Anna Fratto | The South Pasadenan News | SPUSD building on El Centro Street in South Pasadena.

South Pasadena Unified 2023 CAASPP Scores Reveal Overall Gains

MEDIA RELEASE SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (October 23, 2023) – Recently, the California Department of Education released the 2022-2023 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress...
PHOTO: provided by Friends of South Pasadena Library | The South Pasadenan | Cellist Cecilia Tsan and pianist Steven Vanhauwaert pictured with composer Nan Schwartz.

Moving Concert Held at South Pasadena Public Library

Another beautiful and heartfelt concert was held last week at the second Restoration Concert of the new season at South Pasadena Public Library community...
PHOTO: Blue Guitar Club | The South Pasadenan | Wine & Song

Wine & Song at Lost Parrot Cafe | October 25, 2023

Wednesday's Wine & Song at Lost Parrot Cafe will feature Kylie Rothfield and David Spitzfaden. There is no denying the timeless, raw sense of emotion...
PHOTO: Henk Friezer | The South Pasadenan | The Ray Solari Stadium at South Pasadena High School

Ray Solari Honored at SPHS Homecoming 2023

With many former players and alumni in attendance, South Pasadena High School held its traditional homecoming game with a lot of fanfare. Prior to...
PHOTO: Henk Friezer | The South Pasadenan | Royal Tiger and Homecoming Court presented at South Pasadena High School Homecoming 2023.

Royal Tiger Crowned at SPHS Homecoming 2023

An elaborate  ceremony, during which the Royal Homecoming court for South Pasadena High School and the 2023 Most Royal Tiger was announced, was held...

Exploring the Macabre | Your Guide to Creepy Curio in South Pasadena

From hidden stairs, to historical houses, take a journey through some local haunts (1) Arroyo Shrine A small, seemingly insignificant makeshift monument, it remains a mystery...
PHOTO: Young Stars Theatre | The South Pasadenan | The cast of YST's "James and The Giant Peach" on stage at Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena, CA.

YST’s “James and the Giant Peach” is Whimsical Fun for the Whole Family

Audiences at the opening this past weekend of Young Stars Theatre’s whimsical production of “James and Giant Peach Jr. were treated to a toe-tapping,...

Men’s Hair | Gentleman’s Haircuts at Calibrate Grooming

Calling gentlemen of all ages! There is a new, sophisticated grooming experience that awaits you nestled in the serene community of South Pasadena. A...
PHOTO: Sally Kilby | The South Pasadenan | Volunteers count vials for flowers Oct. 7 in order to determine how many more need to be ordered. Thousands of vials will be used on the float. L-R are Sebastian Adams, Mellany Becerra, Julia Lopez and Diego Adams.

The ABCs of Decorating a Rose Parade Float | Join the South Pas Float...

MEDIA RELEASE South Pasadena Tournament of Roses takes us through the ABCs of Decorating a Rose Parade Float: Before a float can be decorated, it must...

Friday Night Lights | SPHS Homecoming Friday October 20

Anyone looking for an enjoyable, fun-filled Friday night, should consider going to South Pasadena High School's annual Homecoming game and festivities, complete with a...

The Inside Story | Conflict in Israel – The War in the Middle East...

As war wages for its third week, the fighting in Gaza has killed nearly 3,000 and left more than 12,500 wounded. For Israel, the...

FALL ARTS CRAWL | Free Neighborhood Night on the Town October 21

In celebration of the autumnal season, a lively lineup of art, music, activities, and food offerings is on tap for the local community in...
PHOTO: provided by Tracy Macrum | The South Pasadenan | Meet the team (from left) Elga, Sarah, Megan, Mary, Annika & Tracy Macrum.

Tracy Macrum invites you to a Trust Seminar at COMPASS

Join us at our Trust Seminar to learn about the importance of estate planning! Are you concerned about safeguarding your family's future and assets?...
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