SPEF Parti Gras 2024 | Bootleggers Ball

South Pasadena Educational Foundation (SPEF) is proud to announce the return of their annual fundraising gala, Parti Gras. The theme for 2024 is "Bootleggers’ Ball", a prohibition style speakeasy taking place Saturday, May 18, 6:00...
Finance Ad Hoc Committee : South Pasadena City Council Live Feed | City Council at the Feb. 21st Special Joint Meeting receiving the latest finance report.

Wednesday Night Council Meeting: Re-Establishing Finance Ad Hoc Committee is On The Agenda

Responding to pressure from citizens, South Pasadena City Council on Wednesday May 1 will decide whether to bring back the controversial Finance Ad Hoc Committee it voted last month on a split 3-2 vote...
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | The South Pasadenan | “Gertie,” the beloved Giraffe from SPTOR’s 2024 “Boogie Fever” float, will be on-hand for the festivities at the May 4, 2024, Fun-Raiser benefitting SPTOR’s 2025 float.

Cuatro de Mayo! Float-lovers invited to May 4th “Fun-raiser” to support South Pasadena’s 2025...

The all-volunteer South Pasadena Tournament of Roses committee kicks off its herculean fundraising efforts Saturday, May 4, 2024, with its first fundraising event of the year, a “Cuatro de Mayo” Fiesta. Featuring performances by...
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Live Music Stage at Hotbox Vintage | Eclectic Music Festival South Pasadena 2024

Hotbox Vintage is thrilled to enhance the musical offerings of this year's Eclectic Music Festival and Arts Crawl with an exclusive lineup of live performances. Located at 1125 Mission Street, Hotbox Vintage will transform...

‘Piles of Pawn’ Special Sale Event at Santa Fe Crafts: Discover the Splendor of...

Experience the allure of the Southwest's rich heritage at the "Piles of Pawn" Spring Edition sale, only at Santa Fe Crafts Native American Gallery. For two exclusive days, Friday and Saturday, May 3rd &...

ECLECTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL 2024 | Saturday April 27 3pm~10pm

The 14th Annual Eclectic Music Festival and Arts Crawl returns to South Pasadena’s central business district on Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 3 pm to 10 pm. The free, family-friendly festival will host over...
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Important CalTrans Homes Hearing in South Pasadena: FRIDAY APRIL 26th at SPHS 5pm~8pm

As the curtain draws near on final acts in Caltrans' ill-fated, 70-year attempt to build a freeway through South Pasadena—disposition of the properties it acquired to do so—final rules are being put into place. Caltrans...
PHOTO: Emiko Essmiller | The South Pasadenan | Iris Barrera and the cast of Bright Star on stage at South Pasadena High School's Anderson Auditorium.

BRIGHT STAR has a Powerful Story to Tell

The ebullient, young cast of Bright Star, at South Pasadena High School, leaves it all on the stage and sings their earnest hearts out in this tender, Americana bluegrass tale of young love, unbearable...

SPHS Students Explore Various Jobs During Second Annual Career Fair

This week during lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, SPHS students are experiencing the second annual Career Fair, a special event co-hosted by the SPHS Counseling Department and the SPHS PTSA. Professionals across a variety...
PHOTO: Provided by SPUSD : SPHS Tiger Newspaper, Zoe Chen | The South Pasadenan | SPHS students celebrate earning awards in art and writing.

SPHS Students Earn 134 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

This month, South Pasadena High School (SPHS) students earned 134 regional awards in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Competition. The Awards recognize student achievement in the visual and literary arts, including architecture, painting,...
PHOTO: Alisa Hayashida | The South Pasadenan | Members of the SPARC board gather at the celebration of SPARC's 15th year and the opening of their new, permanent home. SPARC board members: Tracy Macrum, James Reynolds, Andrew Bernstein, Lissa Reynolds, Camille Farnsworth, Dean Serwin, Blue Trimarchi, Margo Newman, Sandy Kitto (SPARC president), Dean Sheldon, Lynne Heffley, Celina Duffy, Brian Bright, and Karla Thompson. (some board members not pictured)

SPARC 15th Year Celebration Inaugurates New Permanent Home

Members of the South Pasadena Arts Council, along with city officials and South Pasadenan arts advocates gathered at the site of SPARC’s new gallery and permanent home at the Fremont Centre Theatre building at...
Homeschool Sign Up: Tutoring by Hodis Learning & Music for South Pasadena, San Marino, Pasadena, Alhambra, and Highland Park area has proven to be a successful resource for students of all ages - and adults .

Enrollment Fall 2024 | Hodis Learning & Music Homeschool is Open

Enrollment is open for fall 2024 homeschooling with Hodis Learning and Music (HLM)! Homeschool programs are offered for all common core subjects for grades K-12, as well as academic enrichment classes, electives, and art and...
Finance Director South Pasadena resigns position after only four months. City budget is not ready.

City Finance Director Exits South Pasadena After 13 Months

Only days before the April 17 kickoff of the city's accelerated budget process and four months since formally taking over as South Pasadena's permanent Finance Director, John Downs has told the city he will...
CPA: Clean Power Alliance (CPA) cost accountability and South Pasadena city finance deficit issues are on the table for changes at City Council Meeting. Bills are to high. Expensive and not tracked.

Electric Bills South Pasadena | Clean Power Alliance (CPA) Arrangement is on The Chopping...

South Pasadena, which four years ago opted to rely solely on renewable power for city operations under the Clean Power Alliance’s (CPA) “100 percent Green Power” product, is set to reconsider that decision at...

The Body’s Midnight | IAMA & Boston Court team up to present World Premiere...

The IAMA Theatre Company and Boston Court Pasadena have joined forces to present a poetic and surprising new play about the complicated, ridiculous, awe-inspiring trajectory of life. Boston Court artistic director Jessica Kubzansky directs the world premiere of The Body’s Midnight by Tira...

SPARC Gallery Finds New Home

MEDIA RELEASE South Pasadena, CA, April 12, 2024: Come celebrate a milestone in the growth of the South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) with a “sneak peek” opening of SPARC’s new headquarters at Fremont Centre Properties,...
PHOTO: Craig Schwartz | The South Pasadenan | The cast of King Hedley II at A Noise Within.

Staggering Performances in King Hedley II at A Noise Within

It’s Reagan-era 1980’s in the working class Hill District of Pittsburgh when a young, African-American man, King, returns home after seven years in prison for murder. Home is the house he was raised in...

MEAN GIRLS Jr on its way to Young Stars Theatre

Don’t want to end up in the Burn Book? Better head to Young Stars Theatre for their super fun production of “Mean Girls Jr.”! You’ll walk out humming the catchy songs and quoting the...
PHOTO: Jenny Graham | The South Pasadenan | Gerard Joseph as David and Sylvia Kwan as Gina in KAIROS at East West Players.

KAIROS Asks if We’d Like to Live Forever | East West Players

Gina and David are two young professionals in their early thirties who are having a meet-cute after they’ve had a fender bender. They start out upset with each other and the situation, but as...

BRIGHT STAR coming to South Pasadena High School

The South Pasadena High School Drama program is excited to announce their upcoming production of the bluegrass-influenced, Tony-nominated musical "Bright Star". Written by comedian Steve Martin (SNL, Only Murders in the Building) and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter...
South Pasadena City Finance. Giulioni. Jon Primuth accuses Sheila Rossi of making flase statement, later proven Jon was wrong.

City Finance Commission Meeting | Finance Panel Pushed for ‘Corrected’ Answers, Defined Issues, as...

With the caveat that Finance staff will provide City Council a “high level understanding” of requested budget data, the South Pasadena Finance Commission on March 28 voted 4-0 to recommend Council approval of the...
PHOTO: TJ Ramirez, courtesy of East West Players | The South Pasadenan | Sylvia Kwan and Gerard Joseph star in the world premiere of Kairos at East West Players.

KAIROS | World Premiere at East West Players

East West Players (EWP), one of the nation’s oldest theaters of color and the largest producer of Asian American theatrical works, presents Kairos, by Lisa Sanaye Dring and directed by Jesca Prudencio. East West...
PHOTO: Alisa Hayashida | The South Pasadenan | Fire Chief Paul Riddle with Engine 81 at the South Pasadena Firehouse.

Fire Chief Paul Riddle Says Goodbye to South Pasadena After 32 Years

I’m sitting in the South Pasadena Firehouse living room with Fire Chief Paul Riddle. It’s a place he’s called home for almost 33 years. Riddle is the 17th Fire Chief in the 116 year...
PHOTO: Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade | The South Pasadenan | Katerina McCrimmon as Fanny Brice in the National Tour of Funny Girl.

Hello Gorgeous! FUNNY GIRL Lands at the Ahmanson April 2-28

FUNNY GIRL, the sensational musical comedy revival, is coming to the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles for a limited four-week engagement from Tuesday, April 2 to Sunday, April 28, 2024. The press opening is...
National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which is an important time to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect and promote efforts to prevent them. Understanding the Impact of Child Abuse Nearly 600,000 victims of...
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City Press Release | “Experience South Pas” Spring Launch

The City of South Pasadena and the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce are delighted to announce the launch of a new seasonally themed, self-guided walking tour as part of the "Experience South Pasadena" program....
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11th Annual Pasadena International Film Festival Set for April 4-11, 2024

The eleventh edition of the Pasadena International Film Festival (PIFF) returns to the NoHo Arts District April 4-11, 2024, presenting more than 130 films from 10 countries during its eight-day run at Laemmle NoHo...

SPHS Senior Earns Edison Scholars Award

With great pride, SPUSD is happy to announce that SPHS senior Victoria Lee has been awarded a $50,000 college scholarship from Edison International. Lee is one of 30 high school seniors who earned this...
South Pasadena Teen Advisory Board Open Mic at Arts Crawl April 25, 2024

Thursday Night Open Mic & Art Walk – South Pasadena Library Teen Advisory Board...

MEDIA RELEASE The South Pasadena Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will host the event “Thursday Night Open Mic + Art Walk” on Thursday, April 25, 2024 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the...

SPUSD Solar Projects to Begin Late March

SPUSD MEDIA RELEASE On March 29, 2024, South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) will kick off its solar projects with panel installation at South Pasadena High School (SPHS) and Monterey Hills Elementary School. Rooftop panels...
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