Thursday, January 23, 2020

SPPD Takes Part in Homeless Count LA | 10 Tallied in South Pasadena

South Pasadena Police Department officials split up in teams Tuesday night and went on a search to determine how many people in South Pasadena...

Mayor Bob Joe to Speak at Chamber of Commerce | ‘Cup of Joe’ Talks...

Business and economic-related issues will be addressed by Mayor Robert S. Joe on Wednesday, January 29, as the South Pasadena mayor hosts “Cup of...

SPUSD Seeks Parent Input on Local Control Accountability Plan

South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) is seeking input from parents/guardians in order to gather data about the impact programs and services are having...

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy | Celebrating the Life of a Civil Rights Icon

Martin Luther King Jr. became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. His birthday...

SPUSD Board of Education | District Based Elections Approved in Response to Attorney’s Letter

A resolution was approved by the South Pasadena Board of Education Tuesday night to move toward district-based elections. The resolution calls for the action to...

Firefighters and Police Officers Give Hope | SPFD Hands Over Proceeds from Successful Spaghetti...

A group of local firefighters turned a giant check over to the City of Hope Wednesday night. It was a gesture of goodwill, compassion and...

Big Changes Slated for Rialto Theatre | Owner Reboots Delayed Repairs, Grants Mosaic Long-Term...

Under new arrangements worked out between the Shomof Group, owner of South Pasadena’s historic Rialto Theatre, and its current tenant, the Mosaic church group,...

‘Families on Fremont’ Speaks Out | Fatality Shines Light on Local Traffic Issues Deemed...

As they were being inundated with the plaintive pleas of citizens aggravated by the latest fatality on Fremont, the South Pasadena City Council on...

Mayor Bob Joe | A Special Presentation to the Oneonta Members

Setting priorities as he focuses on his one-year term as South Pasadena’s mayor, Robert Joe is taking a hard look at three key areas...

SPPD Participates in Annual Homeless Count | Making Those Without a Home Matter

Everyone counts, no matter where they live. That’s the message from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) as the non-profit agency embarks on its...

General Plan Feedback Deadline Extended | Community Given Until FEB 12 for Input

The review period for the General Plan and Downtown Specific Plan has been extended to Feb. 12 in order to give the community additional...

Board of Education to Discuss District Elections | Attorney’s Letter Prompts Resolution

South Pasadena’s president of the Board of Education and the superintendent of the South Pasadena Unified School District are expected to sign a resolution...

City Council to Address Climate Action Plan

South Pasadena City Council members will receive a detailed report on the city’s Climate Action Plan (CAP), a long-range effort that outlines specific strategies to reduce greenhouse...

Touching Moment at Swearing-In | Mayor’s Granddaughters’ ‘Ode to South Pasadena’

Tiny Tessa Holmes, bending the microphone far down reach her face as she stood alongside her older sister Taylor at the podium, read a...

Portantino’s Support for Teachers | New Bill Secures Financial Stability

State Senator Anthony J. Portantino, whose 25th District represents South Pasadena, has introduced SB 805, which prevents school employees from having to use their sick,...

General Plan: City Seeks Citizen Input | Deadline Inches Closer

The City of South Pasadena is updating its General Plan and Downtown Specific Plan. The vision articulated in the two plans was developed with extensive...

SPUSD Faces CVRA Issues | Attorney’s Letter Says School District Must Change to District-Based...

It was only a matter of time. Like the City of South Pasadena before it, the South Pasadena Unified School District has received a demand...

ADU Urgency Ordinance Gets Green Light | City Makes Decision for Compliance with State...

Approval came from the South Pasadena City Council for an urgency ordinance on accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in compliance with the state legislature. The website...

Advocates Push for Marquez Shooting Material | City Council Remains Silent

South Pasadena official -- the new mayor, a councilmember and the city attorney’s office -- this week all continued to refuse to comment or...

Bob Joe Officially Takes Oath as Mayor | City Attends Ceremonial Swearing In

Robert Joe, acknowledging it was an honor to be sworn in by Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor Kathryn Barger, was administered the oath...

Vanessa Marquez Shooting Case | UC Irvine Law Students Make Records Release Request

University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law) students in the Civil Rights Litigation Clinic (CRLC) have made a request to the South...

Meet the Mayor | Bob Joe Discusses Future of South Pasadena at City Hall

A variety of key issues facing the City of South Pasadena, many of which new mayor Robert Joe and the City Council hope to...

Water Billing Change Q&A | Answers Regarding Last Month’s Switch from Fathom

South Pasadena water customers will soon be served by a new billing company, Munibilling, after the sudden closure of Fathom (formerly Global Water). Council members...

Fire Department Welcomes Two New Members | Firefighter/Paramedics Join Ranks

South Pasadena Fire Chief Paul Riddle has welcomed two new firefighter/paramedics to his staff. Joining the local fire department are Karol Markowski and Jonathan Nugent. “I...

SPPD Focuses on Pedestrian Safety | Operation on Busy Road Gives Crucial Data

As cars zipped through the intersection, not stopping for pedestrians stepping into the crosswalk as required by law, Daren Wong provided a reasonable explanation...

Breakfast with Santa SATURDAY | Kris Kringle Comes to Town

Santa Claus, yes, the jolly man in a red suit, is coming in town for a morning of fun and activities. The City of South...

Farmer’s Market Tree Lighting | City & Chamber of Commerce Ring in the Holidays

It kicks off the shopping season, brings the community together, and brings smiles – lots of them – to those bundled up on a...

Three Promotions at SPPD | Long-Time Members Receive High-Ranking Titles

Reorganization of the South Pasadena Police Department has taken place with three officers receiving promotions. Sergeants Thomas Jacobs and Shannon Robledo are now lieutenants while...

John Pope Leaves South Pasadena | Public Information Officer Reflects on Eventful Year

Over a stretch of about a year and a half, John Pope created the City of South Pasadena’s first crisis communications plan, produced a...

Board of Education Preview | Selecting New President, Recognizing Volleyball Team Amongst Highlights

Who’s going to be the next South Pasadena Board of Education president? It’s up for grabs, but if history has anything to do with it,...

Mayor Delivers State of City | Annual Retrospective for South Pasadena

Dr. Marina Khubesrian likes a catchy phrase attributed to the City of South Pasadena, sharing it to illustrate the community’s feisty spirit during her...

Bob Joe Voted in as New Mayor | Khubesrian Ceremoniously Hands Over Position

Robert Joe, known simply as “Bob” by most around town, was selected by his peers Wednesday night to serve as the City of South...

Defining ‘Wrongful Eviction’ Remains Vague | Tyson Family of Doctors Rescinds then Reinstates Tenant’s...

For a couple days, Christine Bullard could breathe easy. The “no fault” 60-day eviction notice her building manager handed her Oct. 22 had turned the...

State of the City & Chamber Holiday Party | Doubleheader At War Memorial

A holiday party mixed coupled with a state of the city address will all be part of a festive evening on Tuesday, December 3,...

City Recognizes ‘Transition South Pasadena’ | Group Promotes Environmental Consciousness

It came together when a group of concerned residents chose to step up and to do something to address environmental issues in need of...

Citywide Bike Parking Plan Passes | Forging a Cycle-Friendly Environment

Bill Glazier and a city report contributed to this article South Pasadena City Council members Wednesday night awarded a construction contract to E.C. Construction Company,...

Michele Kipke Possibly in Line as Next School Board President | Abajian Wraps up...

If history repeats itself, Dr. Michele Kipke is in line to become the next president of the South Pasadena Unified School District Board of...

One Step Closer to SPUSD Land Swap | School Board Unanimously Approves RFP

South Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education members unanimously approved a Request for Proposal (RFP) on a proposed property exchange during their November...

Council Approves New Water Billing Contract | City Says No Change in Rates

Water customers will be served by a new billing company, Munibilling, after the sudden closure of Fathom (formerly Global Water), under a new contract...

City Adopts Green Action Plan | Councilmember Remains Apprehensive

A city report and Bill Glazier contributed to this article South Pasadena, already recognized for its “green” efforts, is about to get greener. On Wednesday night,...

Future of 710 Freeway ‘Stublands’ | City of Pasadena Discusses Opportunities and Possibilities

When it comes to the future of the 710 Freeway stub in Pasadena, “nothing has been decided” according to sixth district Pasadena Councilman Steve...

Cathy Billings Confirmed as New Library Director for South Pasadena

Cathy Billings, associate library director since 2017, has been named as the City’s new library director, City Manager Stephanie DeWolfe announced Wednesday. Billings succeeds longtime...

Evictions Rescinded | One Landlord Reacts Positively Citing Pressure from City and Tenants

“Effective immediately, any current resident who received a 60-day notice to vacate can ignore that notice.” That was the note worried residents at the 32-unit...

Eviction Moratorium | South Pasadena Passes Ordinance With Caveats

Saying it had only recently been made aware of a spike in “no cause” 60-day eviction notices and 30-day rent increases, the South Pasadena...

Coffee With The Mayor | Bring Your Thoughts to Your City’s Leaders

What’s on your mind? That’s what the South Pasadena mayor and city manager want to know. Dr. Marina Khubesrian and Stephanie DeWolfe, the mayor and city...