Yearly Archives: 2024

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | The South Pasadenan | Artwork by Richard Negri

Art Show & Live Music at Jones Coffee South Pasadena | Curated Show by...

The South Pasadena community and surrounding neighborhoods are warmly invited to attend a fantastic art show assembled and curated by S7CAG at Jones Coffee...
PHOTO: provided by the artist | The South Pasadenan | The Music Center Spotlight winner for classical instrumental 2024, Holly Lacey.

Music Center Spotlight Winner, Holly Lacey of South Pasadena

Holly Lacey, a rising senior at South Pasadena High School, has won the prestigious Music Center Spotlight Competition in the classical instrumental category. “It...
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Home Sales 2024: Navigating Southern California Real Estate with Expertise and Innovation

In the bustling Southern California real estate market, The Chou Team, part of KW Executive, has emerged as a leader in providing expert, cutting-edge...
PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | The South Pasadenan News | 4th of July Pancake Breakfast produced by the South Pasadena Kiwanis Club, hosted at the Fire Station by the SPFD.

4th of July Pancake Breakfast South Pasadena | Fire Station Hosts the Kiwanis Club...

Hundreds of South Pasadenans came out bright and early for the much anticipated and beloved tradition of the Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast on 4th...
PHOTO: Melissa Snyder | The South Pasadenan | Decked out in plenty of red, white and blue, 4th of July in South Pasadena featured a traditional pancake breakfast, parade along Mission Street and old-fashioned fireworks show at South Pasadena High School to cap the day.

Independence Day Fun in South Pasadena

In accordance with the day, red, white and blue was in abundance in South Pasadena on Thursday as thousands came out to enjoy the...
Sheila Rossi Running for South Pasadena City Council 2024

Elections 2024 | Sheila Rossi Announces Her Run For South Pasadena City Council District...

Sheila Rossi, a long-time resident and dedicated community advocate, proudly announces her candidacy for South Pasadena City Council District 2. With over two decades...
4th of July Parade and fireworks south Pasadena independence day festival of balloons 2024

4th of July Parade & Fireworks Info | South Pasadena

PARADE LINEUP 2024 SOUTH PASADENA 4th OF JULY 'Festival of Balloons' 1 - Color GuarAd (Boy Scout Troop 1A39) 2 - Minuteman Band 3 - Uncle Sam 4 - Fire...
City Manager Arminé Chaparyan informs the city council that there will be an exploration and assessment of all city services and venue fees coming up.

South Pasadena City Manager Resignation Accepted | Police Chief, Community Services Director Appointed ‘Co-Acting...

During a closed meeting this evening, the South Pasadena City Council voted to accept the resignation of City Manager Arminé Chaparyan and agreed to...
PHOTO: South Pasadenan News | City Manager Arminé Chaparyan

South Pasadena to Appoint New Acting City Manager | Bungled Budget Work Sinks Chaparyan

Frustrated with ongoing budget struggles, the South Pasadena City Council will hold a closed meeting Tuesday to appoint a new acting interim city manager,...
PHOTO: Henk Friezer | The South Pasadenan | South Pasadena Community Services Director, Sheila Pautsch, at her retirement party.

Happy Trails to Retiring Community Services Director, Sheila Pautsch

A hall full of supporters and well-wishers showed up to pay tribute to retiring South Pasadena Community Services Director, Sheila Pautsch, at the city's...
PHOTO: provided by Mark Langill | The South Pasadenan | Longtime South Pasadena resident Dodger Team Historian Mark Langill shows his 2020 World Series ring and hat he’s had since the age of 7 He was among the club’s front office staff receiving their coveted piece of jewelry during a ceremony in the outfield at Dodger Stadium.

Dodgers’ Historian Mark Langill on Road to Recovery

If it’s an obscure, little known fact about the Los Angeles Dodgers, chances are good Mark Langill knows about it. Take this one for instance:...
PHOTO: provided by Scot Zeller | The South Pasadenan | Actor Scot Zeller

H@ppy F@ggot | A Gen X Love Story

Scot Zeller recently found himself in a small theatre sitting next to a very young, out and proud person that he found fascinating. He...

National Senior Citizen Day Picnic

For National Senior Citizen Day on Wednesday August 21, 2024, The City of South Pasadena Senior Center will be hosting a picnic to be...
PHOTO: provided by SPTOR | The South Pasadenan | Blue Ocean Chrysanthemums will be used on the 2025 South Pasadena Rose Float.

SPTOR Float News | 2025 Float Design and Dunk Tank 2024 at Festival of...

MEDIA RELEASE The South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee is excited to share the design for its entry in the 2025 Rose Parade® presented by...
PHOTO: Paula Lobo | The South Pasadenan | The Ballet Hispanico's "Dona Peron"

Ballet Hispánico presents L.A. Premiere of Explosive “Doña Perón”

The Music Center’s 2023–2024 dance season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center finishes dramatically with the L.A. premiere of Ballet Hispánico’s...

Letter to the Editor: Impacted by A Tutoring Service | The Improvement & Engagement...

As a parent of three kids in South Pasadena, I’ve had my fair share of experiences with tutoring services. Over the years, we’ve tried...

Jones Coffee South Pasadena | Live Music By ELIS

ELIS is a sixteen year old songwriter and performer, with her debut single out and more music on the way. By mixing the classic and...
PHOTO: Jeff Lorch | The South Pasadenan | Maurice Williams in Tiny Father at Geffen Playhouse

“Tiny Father” Tackles Big Problems | Mike Lew’s new play at Geffen Playhouse

It’s 2am in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit when we meet Daniel, the new father of a very sick baby, born prematurely at 24...
Monday morning earthquake South Pasadena June 24, 2024. Same area as the last earthquake back 21 days ago on June 2, 2024

Earthquake Monday Morning: South Pasadena Adjacent – 2nd To Occur Within The Month

An earthquake occurred adjacent to South Pasadena early Monday morning jolting many South Pasadena residents awake.  This is the second earthquake in the area...
PHOTO: provided by Sheila Pautsch | The South Pasadenan | Sheila Pautsch, second from left, was honored during a recent South Pasadena City Council meeting, for her 15 years of services as the city’s community services director. She is joined by, from left, Mayor Evelyn Zneimer, Deputy Director of Community Services Lucy Hakobian, Recreation Supervisor Nathalie Wilcox and Senior Service Supervisor Melissa Snyder.

Sheila Pautsch, Longtime Community Services Director Saying Goodbye

When Sheila Pautsch reflects on a 15-year career working for the City of South Pasadena, it takes only seconds for a response when asked...
Armine Chaparyan South Pasadena City Manager. Finance problems, management problems, staffing issues.

City Finance Issues: Please Pay Attention, This Is Important | FINANCE & LEADERSHIP IS...

Letter to the editor | by Civic Finance Expert Josh Betta The quesitons and conclusions posed in my opinion allow the South Pasadena City Manager,...
PHOTO: Paige Reynolds | The South Pasadenan | Lin Vlacich and SPTOR Golf Tournament Chair, Alan Vlacich.

South Pasadena Rose Float | Fundraisers are Key to City Float’s Success

In a matter of months, with an uptick in construction activity set to begin after the Fourth of July, South Pasadena’s float entry in...
PHOTO: Sally Kilby | The South Pasadenan | Tied with First Place L-R Michael Giaimo, Richard Asao, Ryan Asao, and Chris Hertz at the 2024 SPTOR Golf Tournament

South Pasadena Rose Float | Top Winners in Annual SPTOR Golf Tournament

MEDIA RELEASE SOUTH PASADENA, CA (June 18, 2024) — Nearly 120 golfers participated in the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses’ annual Golf Tournament on Saturday,...
PHOTO: Henk Friezer | The South Pasadenan | Peacocks continue to be spotted in South Pasadena.

Peacocks Continue to be Spotted in South Pasadena

Despite best efforts of local communities to relocate peacocks that proliferated streets and residential yards, some have managed to elude capture or find a...
PHOTO: provided by Gary Goodrich | The South Pasadenan | South Pasadena High senior Dylan Liu will study Turkish this summer in Turkey on a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI‑Y) scholarship.

SPHS Student Heads to Turkey on Scholarship

Dylan Liu, set to begin his senior year at South Pasadena High, will study Turkish this summer in Turkey on a National Security Language...

SPMS 8th Grade Promotion 2024 | South Pasadena Middle School 2024

Nearly 400 South Pasadena Middle School graduates, 388 to be precise, participated in the traditional pomp and circumstance ceremonies on the school's athletic field...
PHOTO: Henk Friezer | The South Pasadenan | SPPD participates in the 2024 Law Enforcement Torch Run.

SPPD Participates in 2024 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

Escorted by fellow officers in patrol vehicles, runners representing the South Pasadena Police Department made their way along city streets Thursday morning carrying the...
‘Seas the Day’ will be South Pasadena’s newest float to roll down Colorado Boulevard on January 1, 2025 when it takes part of the 136th Rose Parade in Pasadena.

Rose Parade Float South Pasadena | 2025 Design Announced

Ed Donnelly volunteered to become president of the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee because of a deep personal interest in maintaining the organization’s...
PHOTO: Shari Correll | The South Pasadenan | Class of 2024 graduates at Ray Solari stadium at South Pasadena High School.

SPHS Graduation 2024 | “Don’t Wave No Goodbye”

As the strains of pomp and circumstance rang out, played by the SPHS orchestra led for a final time by Howard Crawford, the South...
The Craftsman style Woman’s Club of South Pasadena, looking fresh from recent exterior preservation work, will host the Annual Meeting. Join us at the well-maintained Craftsman style house of the chalet subtype on Fremont Ave in South Pasadena.

You’re Invited | SPPF Annual Meeting June 27 At Historic ‘Swiss Chalet’ Style Bungalow

SPPF Annual Meeting | The South Pasadena Preservation Foundation It’s time for the SPPF Annual Meeting, to be held at the historic Woman’s Club of...
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