Friday, April 19, 2019

Citizen’s Police Academy | Officers and Citizens Bridge the Gap

Bridging the gap between the community and the South Pasadena Police Department is the purpose of a 10-week program designed to expose participants to the many facets of law enforcement. The Citizens Police Academy, which...

LOCAL COVERAGE | Suicidal Man Disarmed by South Pasadena Police

South Pasadena Police officers yesterday successfully disarmed an apparently suicidal man who was holding a large kitchen knife, allowing him to be transported for medical care. On April 17th at 2:54 p.m., South Pasadena Police...

Throwback Thursday | Burn! Burn! Burn!: The Raymond Hotel’s Historical Firestorm

On Easter Sunday in 1895 (124 years ago this week), South Pasadena’s Raymond hotel went up in flames. It was the most massive single-structure fire in San Gabriel Valley history. The “spark” that ignited the...

Eclectic Music Festival & Arts Crawl | Brad Colerick Builds Community Through Music

In recent months Brad Colerick’s email has been filled with messages from musicians interested in playing in the 11th Annual Eclectic Music Festival and Arts Crawl in South Pasadena on April 27. While most...

Opinion | Reconsidering the Bank Street Surrender at SPHS

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: from South Pasadena Resident Buried on the South Pasadena City Council’s consent agenda tonight is a resolution to surrender, or “vacate,” a 600-foot section of Bank Street, a non-vehicular city right-of-way...

The Travel Expo 2019 | 10 Reasons to ‘Say Yes to the World’

Think about the last conference you attended. It was probably for work… full of stuffy professionals in suits handing out business cards and making small talk over happy hour. You probably spent most of...

City Council | Council to Consider Updated Strategic Plan Goals

The City Council tonight, Wednesday, April 17, will consider updating the City’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan to include new objectives for the upcoming fiscal year. The City has met about 90 percent of the objectives laid...

New Police Chief | Welcome Reception Ceremony for Joe Ortiz April 29

New Police Chief Joe Ortiz will officially be welcomed to the city on Monday, April 29, during a pubic ceremonial oath of office inside the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Chambers. The event, slated for...

Pasadena Playhouse: ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’ | A Star-Studded Opening Night Brings Familiar Faces!

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, hosted a star-studded opening night last evening for The Public Theater production of Tiny Beautiful Things starring Academy Award-nominated writer and actress Nia Vardalos, who reprises the role of Sugar...

Residential Burglaries on the Rise | SPPD Cautions Residents

Lock your doors and windows when away from your home, comes a reminder from the South Pasadena Police Department. “We have seen a rise in residential burglaries,” noted Crime Prevention Officer Richard Lee, noting that...