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LA District Attorney Investigating Fake Email Allegation | Khubesrian Condemns Cyber Bullying

The City of South Pasadena on Monday asked the LA District Attorney’s Public Integrity Division to review a citizen complaint that District 2 Councilmember Marina Khubesrian “used fictitious email accounts to threaten a colleague...

Permanent UUT Goes to Ballot | Council Nixes Hotel Tax, & Defers Height Limit...

South Pasadena voters will be asked to make permanent the city’s 7.5 percent utility users tax Nov. 3, but will not -- at least for now -- be asked to consider a new 'hotel...

Strange Emails Sent to City Council | Veiled Threats to Cacciotti

Last May, South Pasadena Councilman Michael Cacciotti got what he describes as the “most unusual” email he’s ever received in his nearly twenty years on City Council. It accused him of corruption, of being...

EXCLUSIVE: Wrongfully Terminated 26-Year SPPD Officer Denied Apology & Honors

Former South Pasadena police officer Timothy Patrick Green says the city owes him and his family an apology. His case is persuasive. According to the litigated public record, Green got screwed. Seven years ago, after...

SPUSD Sells its Historic Building | A ‘Monumental Moment’ Says Superintendent Geoff Yantz

The South Pasadena Unified School District has unanimously authorized its superintendent to sign a 21-page agreement under which it will sell its historic headquarter structure on the south side of El Centro St. It...

Planning Commission | Members Recommend Against Building Height Measure

In a decision that is bound to complicate life for the Planning Department, the city’s Planning Commission during a special meeting Tuesday voted unanimously against recommending the City Council support placing an increase in...

Meridian Ave Traffic Issues Addressed | Transportation Commission Forwards Recommendation

Members of the city’s Mobility, Transportation and Infrastructure Commission on Tuesday heard dozens of public comments attesting to the traffic carnage they have witnessed along Meridian Ave. in South Pasadena: speeding, parked cars demolished,...

2020 South Pasadena Elections | Twelve Candidates Pull Papers for City Council, School Board

It appears South Pasadena’s 17,414 registered voters will have three competitive city council races to vote on this November. Since prospective candidates began pulling the papers needed to run July 13, eight persons have...

City Council Recap | Items Discussed: November Ballot Issues, Building Height, UUT Renewal, Hotel...

South Pasadena City Council members this week discussed the pros and cons of a set of prospective ballot measures for this November. Decisions on which items to include won’t be made until the Council...

South Pasadena Unions | Negotiations Continue for Cost of Living Adjustments

The City of South Pasadena on July 1 went forward with a two percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for members of four employee unions, the city confirmed this week. Checks under the first payroll period...