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Bloom Report | August/September Blooming Flowers in South Pasadena

Stroll and drive along the streets of South Pasadena and you will be amazed at the wide variety of plants and trees that grow and thrive in our temperate climate. This guide will help...

Bloom Report | May Blooming Flowers in South Pasadena

Stroll and drive along the streets of South Pasadena and you will be amazed at the wide variety of plants and trees that grow and thrive in our temperate climate. This guide will help...

Local Musician Leland Sklar Talks About “Everybody Loves Me”

In a word, it was a success. And, the audience wanted an encore. The inaugural "Coffee Table Books Live” series opened with the legendary Leland Sklar discussing his book “Everybody Loves Me” hosted by the...

South Pasadena Prayer Breakfast | Pray for Schools Event September 7

News provided by MIP and SPPB Dear South Pasadena Residents and Leaders, South Pasadena's 9th annual "Pray for Schools" event will be held Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, at 6pm, on the front steps of South Pasadena...

Successful 2022 Summer Reading Program | South Pasadena Public Library

News provided by City of South Pasadena The South Pasadena Public Library’s 2022 Summer Reading Program concluded on Saturday, July 30 with over 1,400 participants reading and logging their minutes read on Beanstack, an online...

New Pavilions South Pasadena | Grand Re-Opening

With much fanfare, Pavilions celebrated its Grand Reopening on Wednesday, August 3. The mayor and council members, fire department, and members of the community were on hand to celebrate this momentous occasion. The remodel has...

Bloom Report | July Blooming Flowers in South Pasadena

Stroll and drive along the streets of South Pasadena and you will be amazed at the wide variety of plants and trees that grow and thrive in our temperate climate. This guide will help...

USC Pacific Asia Museum | Women of Color Shaping Social Change in ‘Off Kilter:...

Nestled in the heart of Pasadena, the USC Pacific Asia Museum creates inspiring exhibitions to promote the understanding of art, history and culture of Pacific Asia. With most of the gallery space devoted to...

The Huntington | ‘100 Great British Drawings’ is a Must-See Exhibition

The Huntington is a must-see cultural destination for young and old, locals and tourists alike. For younger generations, it’s the cool place where you can see and experience the distinct aroma of the blooming...

Bloom Report | June Blooming Flowers in South Pasadena

Stroll and drive along the streets of South Pasadena and you will be amazed at the wide variety of plants and trees that grow and thrive in our temperate climate. This guide will help...

2022 Pasadena Showcase House of Design Transformed With Color and Design

Pasadena has a few storied traditions, most notably the Rose Parade captivating spectators since 1890 and the Rose Bowl Game thrilling fans since 1902. Another tradition that is widely known throughout Southern California is...

Autism Acceptance Month | Quinn’s Story

If you squint, you can see it off in the distance. It’s brown in color and it’s steadily gliding towards you. You see a few figures come into focus as it comes closer. It’s almost...

An Eternal Lei | Author Interview with Naomi Hirahara

Our native daughter, Naomi Hirahara, has written a new cozy mystery An Eternal Lei: A Leilani Santiago Mystery (Prospect Park Books, March 22, 2022). She is the critically acclaimed author of the historical mystery Clark...

Bloom Report | March Blooming Flowers in South Pasadena

Stroll and drive along the streets of South Pasadena and you will be amazed at the wide variety of plants and trees that grow and thrive in our temperate climate. This guide will help...

Rose Parade 2022 | Interview with South Pasadena Float Designer Brian Ewing

The South Pasadena Tournament of Roses is proud to be the oldest of all self-built floats in the Rose Parade. The float is built and decorated in the City of South Pasadena and relies...

South Pasadena Shopping | Vintage Goods and Clothing

Vintage home goods and clothing have been around for decades. Your definition of vintage is different from mine because it’s based on your age and perspective. But there is one thing we can agree on. Vintage...

Holiday Shopping | Custom Wall Calendar Kit to Make the Perfect Gift!

What is it about a paper calendar? Why are they still popular in the digital age? Paper and digital calendars achieve the same result by organizing information. With a digital calendar, all the information you...

Utility Box Art | A Guide to South Pasadena’s Public Art Project

South Pasadena has an enduring arts legacy and culture that dates back for decades. From South Pasadena resident Nelbert Chouinard establishing the Chouinard Art Institute in 1921 to Judson Studios to Arts Crawls to...
Budget South Pasadena 2021

South Pasadena Shares | Neighborly Gifting & Swaps!

Neighbors helping neighbors is a worthwhile endeavor that fosters community. In every neighborhood of South Pasadena, you will see neighbors openly sharing resources through little libraries and free pantries, sharing art in the Museum...

Little Libraries | A Guide to South Pasadena’s Reading Adventures

They come in many shapes and sizes and are scattered throughout the city. Little libraries foster community, inspire reading, and expand book access to all. South Pasadena is also home to a few little...

Museum of Free Art | Smallest Museum in South Pasadena

Museums have been existence for over five hundred years and have long celebrated art and the creative spirit. They range in size and scale from under 100 square feet to vast museum complexes and...

Craft Kits for the Holidays | Nurture Your Creativity

Crafting creates treasured family memories and there is no time like the present to start a new tradition. Few things bring families together like crafting and it’s beneficial for all involved. It builds creativity...

Fundraiser Yard Sale

THIS SATURDAY JUNE 1st : A few families have banded together to offer a yard sale with many items to shop for including furniture, antiques, appliances, African art, French antiques, flowers, electronics, books, clothing...

Mother’s Day | Special DIY Crafted Card

There is no doubt that mothers are the best.  They raised us, nurtured us, taught us right versus wrong, provided us with food, clothing, and shelter.  And above all, they love us for who...

Global Crafting | 2019 Worldwide Virtual Crop

According to Wikipedia, scrapbooking is the method of preserving, presenting and arranging personal family history and memories in the form of a book, box or card.  It can be a solitary endeavor, but one...

UPDATE: Poppy Super Bloom Enthralls Southern California

UPDATE: It's possible the Lake St. freeway offramp will be closed in the afternoon due to overcrowding at the Walker Canyon Trailhead. Orange swaths of California poppies are covering the hillsides due to an unusually...
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