Matt Wakumoto

Matt Wakumoto
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Julie Giulioni | School Board and Beyond

For homebuyers, South Pasadena has many attractive attributes: beautiful houses line South Pasadena’s streets, stores and restaurants are walkable, and a strong community bands the city together. However for many families, South Pasadena’s public...

ELECTIONS IN NOVEMBER | SPUSD Board of Education Enters Next Chapter

With elections for the school board approaching, local community members have started their bids to secure spots on the council. Of the hopefuls, incumbents Julie Guilioni and Michele Kipke have announced their intentions to...

Democratic Letter: IRS Must Give Small Businesses and Individuals the Same Leniency Given to...

Washington D.C. – Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) and 12 Democratic members of the Ways and Means Committee sent a letter to Acting Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner David Kautter urging the IRS to...

MISSING PERSON: Andrew Dart

The South Pasadena Police Department is currently looking for local resident Andrew Dart after he failed to return home on Saturday, June 21. Dart, who suffers from mental illness, stands at roughly 5’10” with fair...

Before Present: A 710 Exhibit That Walks You Through the Fight

South Pasadena is home to an array of houses that tell unique stories. Not often, however, do the residents of such houses dig deep to find and develop the narratives that live within their...

District Champions | South Pasadena Little League All Stars Dominate District 18

Throughout June, South Pasadena All-Star Little League teams fought within their respective districts for a chance at advancement in the tournament. Of South Pasadena’s five eligible softball and baseball teams, all five were able...

Video Workshop a Success | 710 Stories Documented at South Pasadena Library

The South Pasadena Public Library hosted a two day workshop as a part of the California Listens project on Saturday June 16 and Sunday June 17. The workshop, which was led by StoryCenter, aimed...

I-710 Caltrans/Metro Hearing Attended by the South Pasadena Preservation Foundation

The South Pasadena Preservation Foundation attended the hearing regarding the supplemental Environmental Impact Report (FRDEIR/SDEIS) for the 710 extension on Wednesday, June 18. The two hour meeting was held at Maranatha High School and...

BREAKING NEWS: Downed Power Line Near Orange Grove

A transformer exploded on the 400 block of Prospect road on Thursday, July 5, resulting in a downed powerline. The high-voltage power line fell onto a driveway and into the middle of the street,...

Fireworks! Festival of Balloons Firework Show Wows the Crowd

The Festival of Balloons held its annual firework show at the South Pasadena High School field on Wednesday, July 4. The display, which was produced by Pyro Spectacular, lasted roughly 20 minutes and included...

UPDATED: EXTRA! EXTRA! Catch all the parade action now

A number of floats and historic cars rolled down Mission St. on Wednesday morning as a part of South Pasadena’s annual Fourth of July parade. The parade spanned from Diamond Street to Garfield Park...

Beyond the Classroom Holds an Afternoon of Board Games

For most of the afternoon on Saturday, June 23, the afterschool program Beyond the Classroom (BTC) became home to conquests of mystery, adventure, and strategy. During this period of time, individuals were given the...

People Voice Concerns over Mandatory Study Hall Policy

A large number of community members attended the Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, June 26, to voice their concerns with the mandatory study hall policy. The policy, which requires students to take six...

The Square Deal: Barbery at its Finest

As a city, South Pasadena holds a unique charm. Historic houses line South Pasadena’s tree-laden streets, and local cornerstones like Fair Oaks Pharmacy make South Pasadena shine with timeless nostalgia. Sitting on Mission street, John...

New Form Based Code Presented at Board of Education Meeting

The city of South Pasadena presented its new form based code master plan for Mission St. and Fair Oaks Ave. in the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, June 26. The plan, which aims...

South Pasadena’s Annual Firework Show Returning for Fourth of July

After a day of celebration around the city, South Pasadena residents will turn their attention to Roosevelt Field on Fourth of July for this year’s annual firework display. The show, which is set to...
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