Monday, November 19, 2018

City Hall Update | Council Approves Finance Department Restructuring

South Pasadena City Council members have approved a to reorganize the city’s Finance Department to increase efficiencies and improve service to business owners, among...

Author Night at the South Pasadena Public Library | Judson Studios: Creative Visionaries of...

An Author Night illuminating the artful story about “The Resurrection Window: Vision-Creation-Mission,” a gorgeous coffee table book by David Judson, Tim Carey, and Narcissus...

School Board Update | Options for School District Property Discussed

Board of Education members were provided key information Tuesday night as a real estate broker talked about what’s entailed should the South Pasadena Unified...

Clean Power Alliance

The City of South Pasadena has begun to provide information about the Clean Power Alliance (CPA), California's new, locally operated electricity provider for communities...

SPEF Donors Thanked | Signs Pop Up All Over South Pasadena

You've seen them all around town. Signs have been placed in front of homes and businesses thanking community members for their support of the South...

School Board Meeting | Land-Swapping of School District Headquarters to be Discussed Once Again

Land occupied by the South Pasadena Unified School District, once considered for development, will be back on the school board’s agenda Tuesday night. “During a...

South Pasadena Public Library | Holiday Book Sale Nears

Looking for a bargain on books? The Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library will hold its annual Holiday Book Sale on the weekend of...

City Seeks Public Input in Search for New Police Chief

The City will host two community workshops and has launched an online survey to gather public input on the next leader for the South...

The Resurrection Window | Judson Studios: An Engaging Author Night at the South Pasadena...

The South Pasadena Public Library is holding a fascinating Author Night celebrating “The Resurrection Window,” a gorgeous coffee table book by David Judson, Tim...

Measure N Crushed | A Message from the City Manager

Nearly 8 out of 10 voters chose to retain the level of services that the Utility Users Tax provides. That is an overwhelming show...

Decisive Victory | Council Member Michael Cacciotti Dominates in the Polls

A challenger whose message didn’t seem to resonate with voters was unable to dethrone an incumbent long on experience and known as an effective...

Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Statement on the 2018 Election

"I want to thank the voters of the Foothill communities for re-electing me to represent them in Sacramento. I look forward to working with...

Council to Consider Finance Department Restructuring

The City Council on Nov. 7 will consider a plan that would reorganize the Finance Department to increase efficiencies and improve service to business...

Black Dahlia Avenger III Author Steve Hodel at the South Pasadena Public Library

The energy was palpable at the library Thursday night as library director Steve Fjeldsted introduced the incredible duo of Steve Hodel and Daniel Vasquez. For...

ANNUAL WISPPA MEETING

The year in review, Election of the board, Commission and City Council Updates and a chance for members to share ideas for next year....

John Carpenter’s Iconic “Halloween” Film Legacy Started and Continues to Grow in South Pasadena

While still a USC film student, John Carpenter won an Academy Award In 1970 for Best Live Action Short for ‘The Resurrection of Broncho...

Weekly Crime Summary

The Weekly Crime Summary is a list of reported auto thefts, burglaries, robberies and other activities occurring in the City of South Pasadena. An...

Eric Brady | A Statement to the Press

I’m a local businessperson, UCLA graduate and active member of the community in South Pasadena. We moved to the city in 2004, and knew...

Gary Pia | City Treasurer

Name: Gary E. Pia Age: 67 Address: 530 Martos Dr. How long lived there: Since 2002. However, I first moved to the 91030 in 1998. Occupation: Financial Advisor...

Representative Judy Chu’s Statement on Trump Proposal to End Birthright Citizenship

“With one statement, Donald Trump displayed the bigotry and the ignorance that have made his presidency so dangerous." “I implore the President to read the...

Excessive Spending is the Problem | YES on Measure N Letter to the Editor

by Edward A. Ristow Claims are misleading that the City will immediately have to slash essential services if Utility Users Tax (UUT) revenue is...

SPUSD Snapshot

Every month, the South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) Superintendent and School Board representatives meet with officials from the City of South Pasadena in...

Councilman Michael Cacciotti Seeks to Preserve City Values

It measures a mere 3.42 miles with a population barely over 25,000. Tree-lined streets are a major attraction, joining mom and pop merchants, and...

City Welcomes John Pope as New Public Information Officer

John Pope, a former journalist with extensive experience in government communications, has been hired as the City’s new public information officer (PIO), City Manager...

No on N | A Letter to the Editor from Doug Yokomizo

Dear Editor: I am voting against Measure N. Many others have written about the impacts passage of the measure would have on the community, and...

IRS Advisory Committee Echoes Ways and Means

Yesterday, the IRS Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee released its annual report which included a recommendation made by Democrats on the Ways and Means...

LASD Human Trafficking Bureau – Massage Parlor Arrest

In July of 2018, Detectives from the Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Taskforce began an investigation into allegations that two San Gabriel Valley massage...

Rep. Chu Statement on New Opioid Law

Today, President Trump signed into law H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act. This...

Weekly WISPPA Newsletter

Next meeting is Saturday, November 3 at 9:00 a.m. Conversation and refreshments: 9:30 a.m. meeting. This will be a business meeting only with commission and city council reports, our...

Weekly Crime Summary October 16-22, 2018

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY 10-16-18, 3:10 PM to 3:20 PM, 1400 block of Hope. Suspect gains entry to victim’s residence by pushing in a window fan. SUSPECT DESCRIPTION:...

City Hall to Get an Art Gallery

On the way to getting a permit approved, questions answered by a department heads, or perhaps to speak with the city manager, be sure...

Suicide Prevention Awareness Program at the South Pasadena Public Library

In honor of International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day in November, the South Pasadena Public Library is hosting Suicide Is Everyone’s Business: A Mother’s...

Edison Making Investments in Upgrades

An unusual number of power outages have occurred in town, prompting city officials to invite a representative from Southern California Edison (SCE) to make...

There’s a Wind in The Air | Phil Ayling and Friends

Phil Ayling - A recording artist for Theatrical Motion Pictures, TV shows, Video Games, and Sound Recording. Mr. Ayling has worked with artists from...

City Council Approves Sub-regional Draft Project List

Earlier this year, City Councils from neighboring cities approved the formation of the Arroyo Verdugo Communities Joint Powers Authority (AVCJPA) and have begun work...

Bicycle & Pedestrian Trail | Grand Opening of Arroyo Seco is Official

South Pasadena officials and residents celebrated the grand opening of the Arroyo Seco Bicycle & Pedestrian Trail Saturday morning. The trail provides a long-awaited bicycle...

OKTOBERFEST 2018 Today!

Admission is free. Purchased tickets are redeemable for beverages & food Day Of Event At the door: 10 tickets for $20 CLICK: Online pre-purchase special: 12 tickets for $20 ...

City Council Approves Sub-regional Draft Project List

Earlier this year, City Councils from neighboring cities approved the formation of the Arroyo Verdugo Communities Joint Powers Authority (AVCJPA) and have begun work...

Minimum Wage Addressed by City Council

South Pasadena City Council could be looking at setting a minimum wage much like other Los Angeles County cities have done. The issue came up...

Citizen’s Express their Concerns on Measure N

Letter to the Editor: We write to express our firm opposition to Measure N, which would repeal South Pasadena's Utility Users Tax (UUT) and reduce...

Goodbye Columbus Day?

Forever it seems, the second Monday in October has been recognized as Columbus Day, a federal holiday. While its roots date back to the 1930s,...
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