10 Years of Wine & Song | Musical Series Hits Milestone

He calls it the “mid-week, spirit-lifting hootenanny.” Every Wednesday night since October of 2009, Brad Colerick has assembled a cast of outstanding musicians and...

SPHS Tiger Football | Kickoff Friday at 3 p.m. Against Pasadena...

It’s a huge test, perhaps the biggest of the season. Minutes following South Pasadena High’s lopsided 41-0 win over Bassett at home last Friday, Tigers’...

Rialto Theatre | Uncertain Future as City Council Pressed for Answers

Jan Marshall lives on Oxley Street in South Pasadena “right down from the disintegrating Rialto Theater,” she told City Council members recently, urging for...

Paul Abbey | Businessman & Super-Volunteer Passed Away Friday

Paul Abbey, a longtime volunteer for the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee, passed away on Friday due to a sudden massive heart attack,...

South Pasadena’s Cole Fox Selected for 2020 Tournament of Roses Royal...

“Surreal,” was the way Cole Fox described the feeling Monday morning after she was selected to serve on the Tournament Royal Court, joining six...

Show Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

A fresh, pulsating and wholly re-imagined “Little Shop of Horrors” opened at Pasadena Playhouse Wednesday evening to a packed house that was brimming with...

SPHS Tiger Football | South Pasadena Steamrolls La Puente 41-0

Long before South Pasadena High’s 41-0 blowout win against Bassett Friday night, Tigers’ coach Jeff Chi started thinking about his next opponent. Pasadena Poly, which...

How The Light Gets In | Boston Court Pasadena

Boston Court Pasadena continues their 2019 theatre season with the world premiere of E.M. Lewis’s How The Light Gets In, directed by Emilie Pascale...

Seeking Support for Measure A | Resident Rallies Others to Vote...

Kim Hughes is encouraging South Pasadenans to go to the local polls on November 5 and vote yes on Measure A. As a supporter of...

Win Tickets to the Rose Bowl! | SPTOR Fundraiser Brings You...

It’s called the Ultimate Tournament of Roses Experience and three top prizes are up for grabs. South Pasadena Tournament of Roses officials hope community members...

Car Accident Thursday | Diamond & Monterey Traffic Jammed

A three car accident puts one car on the sidewalk and jams traffic on a busy Thursday night when side streets are already re-routed...

Goats in South Pasadena | City Utilizes Grazing Goats for Fire...

South Pasadena stole a play out the playbook of other cities. That’s the way South Pasadena Fire Chief Paul Riddle described it Thursday afternoon as...

SPHS Music Booster Club | Behind-the-Scenes Support for Marching Band

Helena Yee grew up in South Pasadena, has been a teacher in the local school district for 27 years and is loving parent. Not surprisingly,...

Schools Confirmed as Blue Ribbon Recipients | National Honor for Monterey...

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today recognized 362 schools, including Arroyo Vista and Monterey Hills Elementary Schools in South Pasadena, as National Blue Ribbon...

Throwback Thursday | Dinner at The Raymond

Walter Raymond’s hotel staff was recruited every season from the grand resort hotels of the Northeast (closed during the winter). His son Arthur Raymond...

SPHS Tiger Football | Fighting Spirit Strong Going into Bassett Bout

A one game losing streaking is likely to quickly come to an end Friday night as South Pasadena High faces a team in search...

National Blue Ribbon Award | Two Schools Nominated for Prestigious Honor

Two South Pasadena campuses seek to be among the elite, the best of the best, in the United States. Arroyo Vista and Monterey Hills are...

City Hires New Planning and Building Director | Joanna Hankamer Welcomed...

Joanna Hankamer has been named as the City of South Pasadena’s newest director of planning and building. As an urban planner, Hankamer has extensive experience...

Goats at Front Line in Fire Prevention | Over 100 to...

They work long hours, never require breaks and hardly want a pension. They’re the perfect remedy for clearing away vegetation and ideal for fuel mitigation,...

2020 TOR Royal Court | Three South Pasadenans Among Finalists

Before the final round of interviews, the 25 finalists for the 2020 Royal Court took a group photo on the front steps of Tournament...

Mj Rodriguez, George Salazar, and Amber Riley Talk About An Unexpected...

Certainly one of the most buzzed about casts on a major stage right now is the decidedly different and fresh ensemble of Little Shop...

Mounting Concern Over Vaping | Parent Returns for Second Round With...

Gisella Benitez agrees concerns about vaping starts with conversations between parents and teens starts at home. “Wholeheartedly,” she told the South Pasadena Board of Education...

CPA Still Violating Troublesome Rate Pledge | Temporarily Lowers Most Rates

The board of the Clean Power Alliance, the new community choice aggregator now serving about a million former Southern California Edison customers in Los...

New Teachers Make Good Impressions | School Board Welcomes Innovation

Karen Reed calls them “an amazing addition to our staff,” talking about the 18 new teachers who were introduced during last week’s South Pasadena...

Sweet Start to ‘Yes on A’ | Campaign Brings New Hope...

With the city facing an annual shortfall of approximately $1 million and the possibility of it getting worse over the next five years, a...

Mayor Loses her Cool at City Council | Heated Exchange with...

In the small upstairs office where they gather around a cramped table before repairing to the first floor council chambers, citizen Madeline Di Giorgi...

Cruz’n For Roses 2019 | The Road Kings Make Pit Stop...

They’ve hardly missed one, a group of car buffs who tour the Southland attending weekend events with an opportunity to show off their shiny,...

Throwback Thursday | When There Was Nothing

The San Gabriel Valley (Spanish: Valle de San Gabriel) derives its name from the San Gabriel River which got its name from the Spanish...

GET YOUR TICKETS: This Saturday is SPARC’tacular Gala Event Sep 28...

Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual SPARC'tacular Awards Benefit bash, “FASHION+ART+ARCHITECTURE,” celebrating the South Pasadena Arts Council’s 10-year anniversary at one of South...

SPMS Gym Renovation | Adressing Unforeseen Challenges to Board of Education

Progress is being made, but concerns have been raised about the condition of a building being rehabilitated on the South Pasadena Middle School campus. An...

SPUSD Land Swap | School Board Eyes Deadline for Property Exchange

South Pasadena Unified School District officials and Board of Education members continue to explore the possibility of a potential district office exchange or land...

UPDATE: ‘Crossroads South Pasadena’ | Government ‘Adrift,’ New Group Warns

Update Sept. 18 to include city's comments ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Moved by a sense of “growing community concern about the quality and course of South Pasadena city government,”...

Oneonta Presents: A Special Occidental Campus Tour | Treasure Hunting at...

The Oneonta Club Foundation is pleased to announce a rare opportunity to tour Architect Myron Hunt's historic buildings at Occidental College in Eagle Rock...

SPHS Tiger Football | Going for 4-0 Against Alhambra Friday

Jeff Chi likes it, the idea that South Pasadena High’s football team has won its first three games to open the 2019 season, but...

Looks Like No Grocery Strike | Workforce Seeks Resolution

It appears a strike involving two of Southern California’s grocery chains, which include Vons/Pavilions in South Pasadena and Ralphs and Albertson in Alhambra, will...

‘A Compassionate, Vigorous Person’ | Cacciotti Remembers Stepmother Valerie Harper

When Michael Cacciotti first laid eyes on her, he shared the same feelings as his father. “She was a wonderful, caring, compassionate, vigorous person,” said...

710 Bills Sent to Newsom | Portantino and Holden Receive Overwhelming...

The two measures aimed at putting the final stake in the heart of the 710 North freeway both passed the state legislature in the...

Meet Car King James Powers | Avid Collector & Designer Extraordinaire

A huge car buff, James Powers’ collection of automobilia is so vast that it barely fits inside a 6,000-square-foot space packed with a treasure...