Bill Glazier

Bill Glazier
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Bill Glazier is a South Pasadenan and has been the primary news reporter & editor-in-chief for South Pasadena for over 24 years. His work with SouthPasadenan.com is read by over 110,500 people in the South Pasadena/Pasadena Metro, Highland Park, and surrounding communities.
PHOTO: provided by John Pettersson, commissioner of LA Kubb Club | The South Pasadenan | Local, area and national players, currently honing their skills, will be descending on South Pasadena Sunday for the 8th annual West Coast Kubb Championship. Competition,  is open to those of all ages and abilities.

8th annual West Coast Kubb Championship coming to South Pasadena Sunday

While its name might sound new to some, oh make that many, the game itself has been around for centuries, deeply rooted in a far away country only to find a solid footing years...
PHOTO: CB Richards | The South Pasadenan | Rob Nelson was honored this week, as his number 6 was unveiled in centerfield at South Pasadena High’s baseball field. Nelson was a three-year starter at first base for South Pasadena High from 1980-82 who later went on to play major League Baseball. He was joined by family, friends and players from both South Pasadena and Temple City High, where he serves as the team’s head coach.

Former SPHS Baseball Player Recognized

In the far reaches of South Pasadena High’s baseball field on the outfield wall will forever carry the number 6. It’s meaningful, in that it was once worn by the school’s Rob Nelson, whose name...
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | The South Pasadenan | South Pasadena City Councilmember Michael Cacciotti was among a group of speakers in Ontario Tuesday congratulating NFI, which provides goods movement throughout the United States, for improving air quality through investing in clean transportation by deploying new Class 8 zero-emission trucks with supporting infrastructure.

Strong Push for Zero Emission Big Rig Trucks

When it comes to protecting lives, Michael Cacciotti, recognized as a leading environmentalist in the area along with his civic duties in town, often thinks first about those playing in the outdoors near one...
PHOTO: CB Richards | The South Pasadenan | After a standout season, South Pasadena High’s girls basketball team was eliminated from the CIF-SS 2AA quarterfinals following a 49-45 playoff loss to Mark Keppel of Alhambra.

Tigers Girls Basketball Ends Outstanding Season

It might be over, but not without plenty of fanfare coming to South Pasadena High’s girls’ basketball team, perhaps one of the finest ever in the school’s long history. “This team has shown resilience and...

Trader Joe’s South Pasadena | The ‘Official Word’ Update on Locations

Nakia Rohde, who handles public relations for the popular Trader Joe's grocery store chain headquartered in nearby Monrovia, confirmed on Thursday that a second store, without providing details, will someday open in the city. “We...
PHOTO: Amanda Delgado | South Pasadenan | Following a 48-31 win over Flintridge Prep last Saturday night, South Pasadena High now moves on to the quarterfinals in the CIF-Southern Section Division 2AA basketball playoffs to face Mark Keppel on Wednesday.

Tigers March on in CIF-SS Girls Basketball Playoffs

One step closer, South Pasadena High’s girls’ basketball team is now three wins away from completing a dream season. Yet, the emphasis is on one game at a time as the Tigers, winners of their...
PHOTO: CB Richards | The South Pasadenan | 2024 South Pasadena High School boys varsity basketball in CIF action.

Standout Season Ends for South Pasadena High’s Boys’ Basketball

It came down to a missed shot in the closing seconds by South Pasadena High Friday night as host Valley View held on for a 74-73 win over the Tigers in second round CIF-Southern...
PHOTO: CB Richards | The South Pasadenan | South Pasadena High won a first round CIF-SS girls basketball game over Glendora 55-52 on Thursday night and now advances to second round action to face Flintridge Prep on Saturday.

SPHS CIF Action | Girls Basketball Wins Close CIF-SS Opener

It was only a first round playoff game, but it was a big one –feeling like a title match, in fact, – as South Pasadena High’s girls’ basketball team knows it was a huge...
PHOTO: SPHS Boys Basketball | The South Pasadenan | South Pasadena High School Boys Varsity Basketball

SPHS Off to Solid Start in Boys CIF Basketball Action

It didn’t take long for South Pasadena High to dispatch its first round opponent in the CIF-Southern Section Division 3AA boys’ basketball playoffs as the Tigers rolled to lopsided 72-41 first round win over...
PHOTO: Henk Friezer | The South Pasadenan | Senior Sawyer Fox heads down the pitch. South Pasadena High fell to Chaminade 2-1 in a CIF Division 3 wildcard double overtime loss at home on Tuesday.

SPHS Soccer | Season Ends for SPHS Boys Soccer Team

Under soggy conditions, on and off rain and threatening skies throughout the contest, South Pasadena High boys’ varsity soccer team nearly came away with a CIF-Southern Section Division 3 wildcard win on Monday before...
PHOTO: SPHS Water Polo | The South Pasadenan | South Pasadena High lost 7-6 in triple overtime on Tuesday to Etiwanda in a first round CIF-SS Division 4 girls’ water polo contest at home.

SPHS Water Polo | Difficult Defeat for Girls’ Water Polo

CIF-Southern Section overtime losses seem to be setting an unfortunate trend at South Pasadena High this week as the school suffered its second straight on Tuesday. The Tigers’ boys’ varsity soccer team began the string...
PHOTO: mtb.fastpitch.photography | The South Pasadenan | The CIF-Southern Section playoffs start this week and South Pasadena High will host four games, including boys’ soccer, girls’ water polo and both boys’ and girls’ basketball.

SPHS Hosts Four CIF-SS Playoffs Contests This Week

Saying he’s “thrilled,” South Pasadena High Athletic Director CB Richards, with help from the California Interscholastic Foundation (CIF), announced the post-season schedule for the school’s winter sports on Sunday. The Tigers will host four first-round...
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | The South Pasadenan | South Pasadena Tournament of Roses 2024 parade float: winner of the 'Founder Award'.

2025 Rose Parade | Deadline Nears for City’s Float Design Concepts

The South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee is accepting ideas for its next float that will roll down Pasadena’s Colorado Boulevard in the 2025 Rose Parade. The theme is “Best Day Ever!” Got some...
PHOTO: Samantha Shiroishi | The South Pasadenan | Members of the Sylvers group gathered with volunteers who built and decorated South Pasadena’s float outside the South Pasadena City Council chambers.

South Pasadena Rose Float Builders Recognized by City Council

And the beat goes on for the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee (SPTOR), which continues to reap recognition in wake of its award-winning entry in the 2024 Rose Parade to kick off the...
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | The South Pasadenan | The 345-member West Chester ‘Incomparable’ Golden Rams Marching Band, from West Chester, Pennsylvania provided lively sounds and color to the parade. artist Jordan Sparks closed out the two-hour parade with a three-song perfomance.

Pasadena Rose Parade Rings in New Year | 800,000 People Line the Streets for...

As the City of South Pasadena was enjoying another high achievement, celebrating a third straight trophy win in the books, other cities with self-built floats, along with many others on a much larger scale...
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | The South Pasadenan | South Pasadena Tournament of Roses 2024 parade float: winner of the 'Founder Award'.

WINNER: South Pasadena Rose Parade Float Wins the ‘Founder Award’ (updated)

It never gets old – South Pasadena garnering awards for its float entries in the annual Rose Parade. On Monday, the city grabbed it’s third straight, earning the prestigious Founder Award ahead of the 135th...
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | The South Pasadenan | Ed  Donnelly, chair of the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses, points to an area behind the War Memorial Building where a permanent building is projected to someday house the city’s float. Over the years, the float has been constructed in a giant circus-like tent at the site.

SPTOR Hopes for Permanent Building in City to House Float

Working in the outdoor elements, where cold, harsh winters can play havoc, weighs heavily on efforts to build a permanent indoor facility housing South Pasadena’s float that takes part in the Rose Parade. Ed Donnelly,...
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | The South Pasadenan | South Pasadena Tournament of Roses 2024 float at the Tournament of Roses final judging on December 31, 2023.

Final Judgment | The South Pasadena Rose Parade Float 2024

Ed Donnelly seemingly gave Tournament of Roses officials some bad news Sunday morning upon their arrival at South Pasadena’s float site behind the War Memorial Building in the 400 block of Fair Oaks Avenue...
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | The South Pasadenan | A core group of workers put in long hours constructing and decorating South Pasadena’s Rose Parade float throughout the year before hundreds more help down the stretch with the finishing touches ahead of the traditional New Year’s Day event in Pasadena.

Volunteers Make the Difference on South Pasadena’s Rose Float

It is completely volunteer-driven, relying on the community for both monetary and physical support, which is something never forgotten by those like Ed Donnelly. “We have a core group that helps us throughout the year...
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | The South Pasadenan | The Tournament of Roses Queen and Court gather in front of flowers that arrived this week before being placed on South Pasadena’s float – “Boogie Fever” – in time for Monday’s Rose Parade in Pasadena.

2024 Queen and Rose Court Visit South Pasadena Float Site

It takes a whole lot of help, especially in those final days, hours and minutes before the City of South Pasadena unveils its float to the world for the grandeur and pageantry of the...
PHOTO: Sally Kilby | The South Pasadenan | PHOTO: Sally Kilby | SPTOR Decoration Chair, Janet Benjamin, with KTLA's Gayle Anderson paying a visit to the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses float site on December 11, 2023.

We’re on TV! KTLA Pays Visit to South Pasadena Rose Parade Float Build Site

In the late 1970s, as the radio airwaves were filled with disco sounds, one of those at the top of the heap was “Boogie Fever,” made famous by the Sylvers. The group that sang the...
PHOTO: Sally Kilby | The South Pasadenan | South Pasadena’s float is under construction behind the War Memorial Building, 435 Fair Oaks Avenue, in the city. Volunteers looking to lend a hand to help finish it are welcome. Members of the float’s construction crew are working weeknights and weekends in order to complete the task of finishing the float in time for the January 1 Tournament of Roses Parade down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena.

Clock Ticking to Finish City Float on Time

With less than a month to go, workers know that familiar feeling of pressure when the workload is the heaviest and stress levels tend to rise as time is running short to complete South...
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | The South Pasadenan | Mt. SAC grounds crew gather around electric mower.

South Pasadena Among Leaders in Green Technology

Sharing a story from his youth, Gary Chow talked about growing up urging his father to drive behind buses because he enjoyed the smell of diesel fumes pouring out. The president of the board for...
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | The South Pasadenan | Organizers of the ArroyoFest, a morning of fun in which thousands were given to opportunity to travel along a 7-mile stretch along the Arroyo Parkway, better known as the 110 Freeway, on foot, bicycle, skate board or a variety of other means, called the car-free event a giant success.

ArroyoFest Brings Thousands onto the 110 Freeway

Santa arrived early, rolling along the historic Arroyo Seco Parkway, better known as the 110 Freeway, on bike, waving to his many onlookers, some enjoying a good hearty laugh. Another cyclist towered over all others...
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 Sunday, October 29, for the return of the long awaited...

High Praise for South Pasadena Little League Team

In the end, following South Pasadena’s second loss, ending the team’s hopes of winning the Little League Juniors West Region Baseball Tournament and advancing to the World Series, came an unleashing of praise for...

South Pasadena Little League | SPLL Second Chance to Stay Alive in Championships

Knocking out Montana Monday in their first elimination game after two straight wins and a loss to open the Little League Junior Division West Region Baseball Tournament in Bend, Oregon, South Pasadena has kept...

South Pasadena Little League Baseball | SPLL Juniors Fall into Elimination Bracket

With one setback, South Pasadena’s Junior Division baseball team looks for a win over Montana Monday to stay alive in its quest for a Little League West Region championship in Bend, Oregon. Winning the title...
PHOTO: provided by organization | The South Pasadenan | Sally Kilby, left, and Ellen Daigle will be honored with Senior Champion Awards on Monday, August 14, from the Senior Citizens’ Foundation of South Pasadena.

Senior Champion Awards Recognizes Two of City’s Top Volunteers

Two of the city’s strongest supporters will take center stage August 14, as the Senior Citizens’ Foundation of South Pasadena will honor the pair with their distinguished Senior Champion Awards. Ellen Daigle and Sally Kilby,...

South Pasadena Little League Continues to Roll

After two games and two wins, there’s plenty of optimism as South Pasadena’s Junior Division baseball team continues to ride the wave at the Western Regionals in Bend, Oregon, with an opportunity to reach...
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