January 27, 2023, 3:09 am

Derek Vaughan

Derek Vaughan is a contributing writer and local realtor specializing in South Pasadena. Known for his expert knowledge of digital marketing and the local real estate market, Derek has lived in South Pasadena for the past 20 years. Derek has also worked for the Walt Disney Company where he was responsible for digital marketing for both the ESPN.com properties and the NASCAR online store. He also holds degrees from the Indiana University School of Music, Purdue University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.

Pavilions Grand Re-Opening Scheduled

For those of you who haven’t been by Pavilions in South Pasadena lately – there’s a LOT going on over there. Our familiar local grocery store has undergone a complete remodel and gorgeous facelift...

539 Grand Avenue is For Sale

For the first time in over 22 years, 539 Grand Avenue in South Pasadena is once again for sale. Built in 1949, this home has been thoughtfully upgraded and is now ready for a...

424 Fremont Avenue is For Sale – a Historical Gem

When standing in the expansive primary bedroom at 424 Fremont Avenue, one is at treetop level looking out over the historical sunken gardens of the estate directly behind. Various visitors to the property have...

Stamps & Stamps Celebrates Grand Opening on Mission Street

Odom and Kate Stamps founded Stamps & Stamps in 1991 in South Pasadena. Their combined talents form a dovetailed set of design and architecture skills. Odom Stamps brings his master’s degree in Architecture from...

913 Magnolia Reflects History and Modern Life

Tucked away near the corner of Prospect Avenue and Magnolia Street rests a circa 1925 retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Sporting a drought tolerant landscape and an open feel, this...

Vecinos de South Pasadena Awards Scholarships

The mission of Vecinos de South Pasadena is to bring together Latinos and non-Latinos alike to form a stronger community in the city of South Pasadena, while sharing the richness of Latino culture. A core...

South Pasadena Resident Witnesses History | Protests & Riots in L.A.

George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis during an arrest on May 25, 2020. Almost immediately protests sprung up in Minneapolis and quickly spread throughout the U.S. and then the world. A few days later...

343 Alta Vista Shines

There is a home currently for sale at 343 Alta Vista Drive in South Pasadena that offers innovative architecture, amazing views and a tranquil refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city. Built in...

2050 La Fremontia is a Work of Art You Can Live In

James Walter was an architect who once quipped, “Architecture is a form of telling stories.” Walter told his stories with a legacy of 32 unique residences throughout California. An exceptional example of this visionary...

1105 Buena Vista Astounds

Real estate adjectives get bandied about profusely in Southern California. However, there are probably not enough descriptive words to properly explain the splendor of 1105 Buena Vista Street in South Pasadena. Notwithstanding the fact that...
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