Thursday, August 6, 2020

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Proposed South Pasadena Budget “Astonishingly Incomplete,” Ex Finance Director Warns

A former South Pasadena finance director whose trademark combines a dramatic flair with a sharp eye for detail has a warning for the city: “For the last two consecutive years, the City Council...

City of South Pasadena Loses Appeal in Multimillion Dollar Discrimination Case

The California Court of Appeal on June 1 rejected every claim of trial error raised by the City of South Pasadena in its appeal of a Los Angeles jury’s November 2017 verdict in the...

Special City Council Meeting | Assemblymember Chris Holden Talks Budget & Caltrans Housing

In the latest of a series of updates from South Pasadena’s state and federal legislative representatives, Assemblyman Chris Holden (D-41) on Wednesday began with a reflection on how swiftly things changed during the legislative...

CITY: Special Finance Meeting | COVID-Adjusted Budget Proposal for South Pasadena

In record time and under strained circumstances, South Pasadena’s Finance Department assembled and on Tuesday won unanimous approval from the Finance Commission for a COVID-adjusted 2020-21 budget aimed at saving $3.5 million, or 12.5...

Mission Bell Project | Carpenter Union’s Appeal Denied

South Pasadena city council members Wednesday denied an appeal filed by the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters to the Feb. 11 approval granted by the city’s Planning Commission for the 38-unit Mission Bell mixed-use...

COVID Testing Sites | City Seeks to Ameliorate Access for South Pasadena

South Pasadena District 2 Council Member Dr. Marina Khubesrian has been concerned about the level of access to COVID-19 testing in South Pasadena. Earlier this month she noted that infection rates remain high in...

Mission Bell Project | Carpenters Union Appeals City’s Approval

The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters is appealing the South Pasadena Planning Commission’s Feb. 11 certification of the final environmental impact report (FEIR) for the 38-unit mixed-use Mission Bell slated for a premium spot...

Furloughs | City of South Pasadena

Over two-thirds of the City of South Pasadena’s 74 part-time employees will complete their third week without pay Friday with no word on when or if their jobs will return. Formerly grossing an average...

City Council Elections | Two Prominent Figures Run for Schneider’s Seat

Jon Primuth, an estate attorney currently closing out his first term on the South Pasadena School Board and Michelle Hammond, a former executive producer and outgoing owner/operator of South Pasadena’s Munch Company sandwich shop,...

MUNCH COMPANY SOLD | Local Couple Buys Beloved Sandwich Shop

South Pasadena’s Munch Company sandwich shop on Mission Street changed hands this month. Outgoing owner Michelle Hammond, who has operated the friendly shop for nearly three years, said the sale was in part preparation...