Thursday, December 13, 2018

Derek Vaughan

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Derek Vaughan is a contributing writer for The South Pasadenan. Derek has raised his family and lived in South Pasadena for over 20 years. His online publishing experience and South Pasadenan perspective lends clear insights into our community and way of life. He is a Realtor and holds an MBA.

519 Grand Avenue Blends Traditional Charm with Modern Convenience

If you look straight out the parking lot from Trader Joe’s on Mission Street – you are facing the beginning of Grand Avenue. It’s an old street with many classic Spanish bungalows spread all...

415 Oaklawn Avenue Transitions South Pasadena History to New Owners

Derek: “You have got to be kidding me! Look at the scale of that work of art on the master bedroom ceiling. That’s unbelievable! I’ve never seen anything like it.” Carolyn Watson: “Yeah, and there’s...

Renowned Artist Ken Fandell Opens SPARC Gallery Exhibit

The first thing you notice about the new art installation by Ken Fandell at the SPARC Gallery is the pure scale. There is something intriguing about seeing the familiarity of the human face at...

Dream of Scoring a Hollywood Feature Film? Here’s Your Chance

I first met George Oldziey at his music and composition studio off of South Oak Knoll Avenue in Pasadena. On the walls surrounding us are numerous movie posters of some of the most noted...

Mid-Century Modern Home at 83 Patrician Way Sits High Atop L.A.

The first thing you notice about 83 Patrician Way is that the home sits above everything. This magnificent mid-century modern home is accessed via a private drive just minutes from South Pasadena that seems...

Blind Baseball Team Keeps Their Ears on the Ball

It’s a beautiful summer morning at Orange Grove Park in South Pasadena. The San Gabriel Valley Panthers are warming up around the grassy field. Practicing “beep” baseball today are 3 totally blind and 4 partially...

City Services Shine on National Night Out

Orange Grove Park was the scene of South Pasadena city services engaging with the community for National Night Out on August 7. The South Pasadena Police Department, Fire Department, City Manager's Office, and a wide...

A Father’s Flag

This is the story of a father and his son. It is a story of duty, honor, sacrifice and unconditional love. For me, it is a story of the 4th of July. This story begins...
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