Saturday, January 18, 2020

Ben Tansey

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Big Changes Slated for Rialto Theatre | Owner Reboots Delayed Repairs, Grants Mosaic Long-Term...

Under new arrangements worked out between the Shomof Group, owner of South Pasadena’s historic Rialto Theatre, and its current tenant, the Mosaic church group, Shomof will take charge of and shortly begin significant restoration...

‘Families on Fremont’ Speaks Out | Fatality Shines Light on Local Traffic Issues Deemed...

As they were being inundated with the plaintive pleas of citizens aggravated by the latest fatality on Fremont, the South Pasadena City Council on Wednesday committed to making safety improvements on both Fremont and...

Acres of Revitalization: The 625 Fair Oaks Property | An In-Depth Look at the...

The 2.6-acre site of a sleepy brick office building in downtown South Pasadena is slated to become the location of four new residential buildings offering an enviable array of amenities for 86 Spanish Colonial...

Advocates Push for Marquez Shooting Material | City Council Remains Silent

South Pasadena official -- the new mayor, a councilmember and the city attorney’s office -- this week all continued to refuse to comment or to take further action to review the city’s policy decision...

Defining ‘Wrongful Eviction’ Remains Vague | Tyson Family of Doctors Rescinds then Reinstates Tenant’s...

For a couple days, Christine Bullard could breathe easy. The “no fault” 60-day eviction notice her building manager handed her Oct. 22 had turned the South Pasadenan’s life upside-down. She’d moved into a two-bedroom unit...

Future of 710 Freeway ‘Stublands’ | City of Pasadena Discusses Opportunities and Possibilities

When it comes to the future of the 710 Freeway stub in Pasadena, “nothing has been decided” according to sixth district Pasadena Councilman Steve Madison. Despite what you may have heard about the Connecting...

Evictions Rescinded | One Landlord Reacts Positively Citing Pressure from City and Tenants

“Effective immediately, any current resident who received a 60-day notice to vacate can ignore that notice.” That was the note worried residents at the 32-unit apartment complex at 635 Prospect Ave. in South Pasadena received...

Eviction Moratorium | South Pasadena Passes Ordinance With Caveats

Saying it had only recently been made aware of a spike in “no cause” 60-day eviction notices and 30-day rent increases, the South Pasadena City Council on Nov. 6 unanimously adopted an “urgency ordinance”...

City Confuses Voters | Where to Vote at Which Poll, Where?

A city announcement about polling places in South Pasadena for the Nov. 5 election provided incomplete and imprecise information, frustrating some voters. In addition to confusion over how many polling places were available, the...

City Summons the Press | Hanscom Drive Inspection Warrant Explained

The January 11, 2018 sewage spill on Hanscom Dr. in South Pasadena was the fault of homeowner Alison Smith, city officials told reporters Friday afternoon. And while the city filed its answer and cross...