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,...

Snow Day in South Pasadena | Wintertime Fun Jan 18

Let it snow! South Pasadena’s Community Services Department will host its annual Snow Day on Saturday, January 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m....

Throwback Thursday | In Your Face!

Now that the holidays are over, we have time to reflect and ask ourselves the biggest question of all. Why parade downtown with roses...

SPARC Gallery Presents: ‘Incognition’ | Abstract Paintings by David Shannon

The opening reception for “Incognition,” an exhibition introducing a series of abstract oil paintings by award-winning artist/author/illustrator David Shannon, presented by the South Pasadena...

SPUSD Dual Immersion Program | Parent Information Session Jan 21

In the past decade, research has shown that learning a second language at a young age increases cognitive flexibility and translates into higher achievement...

UPDATED: Fatal Motorcycle Accident | Fremont Ave & Columbia St

UPDATED Jan 9: The South Pasadena Police Department information release: "South Pasadena, CA - On January 8, 2020 at about 9:50 am, a motorcyclist was killed...

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...

SPHS Tiger Alumni Baseball Game | Calling All Players

Former South Pasadena High baseball players are being encouraged to brush up on their skills and put them on display February 8. That’s when SPHS...

Design the Next Rose Parade Float | Committee Hints at Next...

Do you have an idea for what the City of South Pasadena’s float will look like for the 2021 Rose Parade? While the overall theme...

Buena Vista St Open House | ‘Tacos & Tequila’ at Exquisite...

Come join Stamps & Stamps and the South Pasadena Compass Real Estate team Thursday, January 9, from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. for a...

Vehicle Collides with Metro Train | Monterey Rd. & Pasadena...

Tuesday at approximately 6:35pm, The SouthPasadenan.com News was on the scene of what was reported to be a "Hit-and-run" inside the crossing gates. South...

SPMS Gym Construction Update | Making Progress in the New Year

The team closed out the year with strong progress in concrete, framing and site utilities. For concrete, workers poured the cast-in-place walls and open...

Help Build a Home in Mexico | Resident Seeks Funds for...

Dave Kinnoin hopes financial support is on the way. “Please help a very poor family in Mexico get the house they need,” said the South...

SPHS Sports Update: Jan 6-10 | Soccer & Basketball Swing Back...

It’s time to go back to work for South Pasadena High School winter teams after a two-week winter break. The following is a quick look...

Pascale Students Perform with Justin Bieber | Quartet Featured in New...

Susan Pascale’s music students have caught the attention of the entertainment industry. The production company in charge of talent for Justin Bieber’s latest video, “Yummy”...

SPUSD Faces CVRA Issues | Attorney’s Letter Says School District Must...

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...

City Float Destruction Commences | Saying Goodbye to ‘Victory at Last’

Destruction of South Pasadena’s award-winning float begun last Saturday as focus on the next Rose Parade has started. A group responsible for its creation were...

2020 Rose Parade Recap | New Decade Ushered in by History-Making...

In a way, it was a huge victory for women, rightly so, recapping a day of festivities surrounding the 131st Rose Parade, viewed by...

Remembering Philip M. Saeta | Longtime South Pasadenan Passes Away

Retired Judge Philip M. Saeta, a longtime resident of South Pasadena, died peacefully in Bel Air, California, on December 27, 2019, at the age...

2020 Rose Bowl Game | Reflecting on Oregon’s Clincher Over Wisconsin

Big plays in big moments pretty much shapes up Oregon’s narrow 28-27 victory over Wisconsin in Wednesday’s 106th meeting of the Rose Bowl. It doesn’t...

Throwback Thursday | At the Crossroads of Heaven and Hell

South Pasadena is like no other place on Earth. The weather is perfect, and views of the San Gabriel Mountains are breathtaking. South Pas is...

Rose Bowl Game 2020 | Oregon Wins 28-27 Over Wisconsin

Mario Cristobal calls his team resilient, always pushing, putting pressure on its opponent, and that was no more evident as Oregon came up with...

WINNER: South Pasadena Rose Parade Float Wins Prestigious Mayor Award

A grinning “Sheldon the Turtle,” known by those who worked on South Pasadena’s float in Wednesday’s 131st Rose Parade, took a ride down Colorado...

2020 ROSE PARADE LINEUP | This Year’s Float Participants & More

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® is proud to announce the 39 float entries that will participate in the 131st Rose Parade® presented by Honda on...

2020 Crunch Time Party | Packed House Brings Big Money for...

South Pasadena’s float in Wednesday’s 131st Rose Parade has a proud distinction. Not only is it the oldest self-built entry in the event, meaning it’s constructed...

2020 Rose Parade Float | Volunteers’ Vital Push for Completion

In the final days and hours leading up to the Rose Parade, there’s always a little expected madness around the place where workers are...

2020 ROSE BOWL PREVIEW: Oregon Vs. Wisconsin | Battling it out...

The late Keith Jackson originally coined it "The Granddaddy of Them All.” Oregon, ranked No. 6, an Wisconsin, the No. 8 team in the country,...

Structure Fire Knocked Down | Oxley Incident Quickly Handled by Fire...

No injuries were reported following a fire at a structure last week in the 1500 block of Oxley Street. Two days before Christmas, units responded...

2020 Tournament of Roses President | Laura Farber Makes History

Following tradition, Laura Farber was given the opportunity to make two choices that no one could take away when she took over as president...

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

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...

2020 Rose Parade MID-PARADE PERFORMANCE | Cast of Disney’s Frozen: The...

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is excited to announce that the 131st Rose Parade® presented by Honda on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 will include a...

‘Dream and Honor’ | A Visit With South Pasadena Rose Princess...

As a young girl growing up in South Pasadena, Cole Fox knew it would be a “dream and honor” to be member of the...

2020 Image Awards | Four Honorees Selected for Prestigious Title by...

Four individuals, appropriately matching the criteria of the high honor, were selected as Image Award winners by South Pasadena Mayor Robert Joe and are...

New Developments on Mission | Construction Underway at Former Citizen’s Bank...

Jackhammers, clanging of metal and constant pounding are a dead giveaway something big is happening behind a 5-foot barrier in front of a massive...

Throwback Thursday | New Home for the Holidays

After visiting South Pasadena during the winter season, guests of The Raymond often purchased land and built homes to plant family roots for a...

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...

Local Cancer Survivor Rides in Rose Parade | Jeff Carpenter Joins...

Ten patients, including a South Pasadena resident, will ride in the City of Hope’s eponymous float at the 131st Rose Parade® presented by Honda...