Ted Shaw Looks Back | Salute to the First 4th of...

Ted Shaw calls it a “remarkable accomplishment,” looking back 38 years ago when South Pasadena’s first 4th of July parade began. Shaw, the town’s mayor...

Throwback Thursday | The Ride of a Lifetime!

In 1897, Edwin Cawston opened his ostrich farm to the public in South Pasadena near the banks of the Arroyo Seco. The Cawston Ostrich...

Concerts in the Park Brings on the Latin Jazz | Louie...

Kick off your shoes, relax and stay awhile might be the message of the day as the City of South Pasadena presents the second...

4th of July Minutemen Band | SPHS Band Provides Musical Sounds

Talk about moving fast, Derek Castellano was given little time to pull off the feat. Castellano was presented the monumental task of putting together the...

Parade Lineup South Pasadena | 4th of July ‘Festival of Balloons’...

ENTRY 2019 Festival of Balloons Parade 1 Fly Over by Foothill Air Support Team (FAST) 11:00 a.m. South Pasadena Police Department 2 Boy Scout Troop 139 - Color Guard 3 Minuteman Band...

Cruz’n For Roses 2019 | Vehicles Sought for Car Show in...

For the 15th year running, the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Annual Cruz’n For Roses Hot Rod and Classic Car Show and the South...

Q & A With Departing Library Director | Steve Fjeldsted Talks...

A new chapter begins for Steve Fjeldsted, departing the South Pasadena Library after nearly 13 years as its city librarian. He officially leaves on June...

Op-Ed | How South Pasadena City Government Kept Minimum Wage to...

This op-ed was written by John Srebalus “The Chamber’s not gonna like that,” Councilmember Michael Cacciotti told me outside Rite Aid this past winter when...

COMEDY NIGHT at the Library | Going Out With a Laugh!

The South Pasadena Public Library and the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library will present the “End of the Beginning” comedy show in...

Rodenticide Ban | State Senate Committee Passes Eco-Friendly Bill

It's well-known that humanity's impacts on the natural world are heavy and far-reaching. Many of our actions come with damaging consequences for the environment;...

Pet Oxygen Masks Donated to Fire Station | New Device Helps...

A new item is popping up on South Pasadena fire trucks as a safeguard from smoke inhalation, and guess who’s benefitting the most? Specially designed...

Wonderful Wednesdays at Library | SPACE Children’s Art Workshop

Artists from SPACE - South Pasadena Arts Center, a community arts organization, will help children make their own creations during the second in the...

Letter to the Editor | LGBT school books

When our boys were young, we wanted a wonderful place to call home. We choose South Pasadena. Of course the great school district was at...

WISPPA Welcomes TOR President Laura Farber | Bringing the ‘Power of...

Laura Farber didn’t have to travel far this week to talk about two of her favorite passions – the 131st Rose Parade and 106th...

South Pasadena Receives Compensation from Tournament of Roses After Float Mishap

It was a day that started out so promising for South Pasadena Tournament of Roses officials after learning their entry in the 2019 Rose...

GRAND MARSHALS: Jessica Samuels & Mark Swain from NASA’s JPL Space...

In recognition of this year’s parade theme, “To the Moon and Beyond: 50 Years of Exploring America’s Freedom,” the 2019 Festival of Balloons Committee...

Invasive Mosquitoes Pose New Threat to South Pasadena

Mosquitoes -- one of the natural banes of our existence. We're all familiar with the tickle, the itch, the scratching, the pleasant outdoor evenings...

Parti Gras Costs South Pasadena $10,000 Say City Officials

It’s festive, entertaining and enormously fun, but, as South Pasadena City Councilman Michael Cacciotti pointed out during a recent council meeting, Parti Gras is...

Concerts in the Park | Journey Tribute Band a Hit

If there’s a message left on music goers in attendance at Sunday’s Concert in the Park, hosted by the City of South Pasadena, it’s...

Single-Car Crash | Overturned Vehicle on Spruce St

Two teenager passengers suffered scratches, bumps and bruises after a 2001 Honda they were driving overturned following a crash on Spruce Street in South...

Throwback Thursday | When Arroyo Seco Parkway Became “Arroyo Speedway”

The Arroyo Seco Parkway was opened on December 30, 1940, becoming the first nonstop “freeway” west of the Mississippi. The highway’s original “sunken garden”...

Sales Tax Increase Will Go on the Ballot for South Pasadena

South Pasadena City Council members voted unanimously Wednesday night to declare a “fiscal emergency” and place a 0.75 percent sales tax on the November...

Library Director Retires | Steve Fjeldsted Will be Missed

Outside a window where he works sits a special tree. It’s a Moreton Bay fig, where children regularly play, climbing around its magnificent roots. As Steve...

Garden Soiree Event | Celebrate with South Pasadena Preservation

The Force Continues! South Pas Preservation’s Millenium Falcons Celebrate 70 Year Victory Over Empire 710 Saturday, June 22  ⬥ 3pm ⬥ 318 Fairview Av Join with us...

City Council to Vote on Nov 5 Special Election

A proposal to place a ¾-cent sales tax increase on a special election ballot Nov. 5 will be considered by the City Council at...

Father’s Day at Senior Center | Dads, Grandads Celebrated

South Pasadena City Council member Bob Joe wondered out loud how many fathers and grandfathers were in the audience during Friday’s Father’s Day BBQ...

‘Remembrance Day’ for Officer Sandoval | Keeping the Memories Alive

It was “Remembrance Day” last Friday at Garfield Park in South Pasadena. Local police and fire department authorities gathered around a tree planted in honor...

South Pasadena Golf Tournament | Rose Parade Funds Successfully Raised for...

John Vandercook says it’s always special when golfers come together to raise funds and create plenty of fun on the same day. That’s what the...

Wonderful Wednesdays at the Library | Fantastick Patrick Kicks Off Series

The South Pasadena Public Library’s Wonderful Wednesdays series kicks off with an energetic start on June 19 with a performance by international variety entertainer...

Bringing Home the Bacon | Mahmud Dogs County on Measure W...

It’s a small, obscure provision buried deep in a draft of a county public works ordinance. But it could affect how much South Pasadena...

LGBTQ Instruction Questioned in Schools | Vocal Group Expresses Concerns

A small group of parents raised an issue during Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender (LGBT) curriculum being taught in...

“No on 710” | Honored 710 Freeway Fighters Share Compelling Stories

A large crowd turned out June 7 in the South Pasadena Library’s community room to honor the 710 Freeway Fighters, the energetic group of...

Concerts in the Park Return | ‘Escape: The Journey Tribute’ Headlines

Let the good times roll! The City of South Pasadena will host the first of five free summer Concerts in the Park at Garfield Park...

“Sanctuary II” | Special Art Exhibit at Library June 13-15

More than 500 visitors experienced the “Sanctuary” Art Exhibit during its highly successful run in the South Pasadena Public Library during the last week...

SPPD Crime Bulletin | Suspects Wanted for Grand Theft Auto

On 6-7-19, at about 1:57 AM, Suspect 1 enters the apartment complex in the 400 block of Garfield Avenue, South Pasadena and takes the...

Memorial for Officer Sandoval | June 14 at Garfield Park

The South Pasadena Police Department will gather at Garfield Park on June 14 at 3:30 p.m. to memorialize the loss of Officer Kevin Sandoval. Members...

Santa Anita Racetrack | Rep. Judy Chu Reiterates Call for Moratorium

Over the weekend, two more horses died at Santa Anita Racetrack making these the 28th and 29th horses to die since the start of the meet...

Throwback Thursday | The Day TR Came to Town

On May 8, 1903, after a short address at Pomona College that morning, President Theodore Roosevelt traveled to South Pasadena for lunch at The...