South Pasadena Firefighters Distribute Toys | Spark of Love Brings Joy...

A stroll through the South Pasadena Fire Department these days looks a lot like the North Pole. “We basically have a toy store on our...

Operation Santa | Dozens of Volunteers to Deliver Toys on Christmas...

For the 86th year, the Pasadena Jaycees and dozens of volunteers will be dressing up as Santa, Mrs. Claus and elves on December 24...

Elementary Schools Sing for the Holidays | Monterey Hills, Marengo, and...

A mix of holiday favorites – some song in both English and Spanish – along with a little travelin’ music, filled the air this...

SPHS “Metamorphoses” Places Top 3 High School Shows in LA County

After a sold-out, critically acclaimed run, the California Educational Theatre Association (CETA) announced that South Pasadena High School Drama Department’s production of “Metamorphoses” placed...

STING Stars in “The Last Ship” | Center Theatre Group Offers...

Center Theatre Group salutes local union members with an exclusive ticket offer to Sting’s acclaimed musical, “The Last Ship,” starring and featuring original music...

Bob Joe Officially Takes Oath as Mayor | City Attends Ceremonial...

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

Throwback Thursday | Winter Paradise

Walter Raymond claimed his resort hotel is the finest located resort in the world. He was right! The South Pasadena grand hotel featured cactus gardens...

Semi-Truck Hits Sedan | TRAFFIC COLLISION on Meridian

A two-car collision occurred this morning at approximately 9:40 a.m. at the intersection of Monterey Rd and Meridian Ave. The cars involved were that of...

SPUSD Snapshot | SPHS Seniors Selected for Holden’s Young Legislators Program

Congratulations to South Pasadena High School seniors Hanwul Choi, Raquel Moreno Ramirez, and Simon Pierce who recently were selected as part of the Young...

Vanessa Marquez Shooting Case | UC Irvine Law Students Make Records...

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

Fending off ‘Porch Pirates’ | SPPD Gives Tips on Preventing Package...

A real-life Grinch has the ability to make a person’s Christmas not so bright, so local authorities like South Pasadena Police Chief Joe Ortiz...

SPHS Principal Offers Support in Tragic Times | Helping Students Cope...

Ask for help. The message sounds simplistic, but local school officials insist administrators and counselors are available, ready to answer questions from students trying to...

Rose Princess Cole Fox Visits Seniors | Serving up Holiday Cheer...

Royalty came to the South Pasadena Senior Center holiday luncheon, as Cole Fox, a local resident talked about the excitement of being a part...

Fall All-League Teams Announced | Looking Back on a Successful Season

Fall season athletics finished up at the end of November and winter sports are in full swing at South Pasadena High. Seven different fall sports...

Meet the Mayor | Bob Joe Discusses Future of South Pasadena...

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

Bringing Kids the Healing Sounds of Music | Local Songwriter Travels...

It’s a good start, but Dave Kinnoin says more is still needed. Kinnoin, a professional singer/songwriter, performs for Pickleberry Pie, an organization that provides music...

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

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...

ROSE PARADE FLOAT | Chamber Mixer Gives Sneak Peak of ‘Victory...

Billed as a “sneak peek,” community members were invited to take a look at the progress of South Pasadena’s float currently under construction behind...

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...

Oneonta Club Holiday Dinner | An Evening with the Tournament of...

Celebrating with her mother the excitement of becoming a member of the Tournament of Roses Royal Court was the most memorable experience during the...

SPPD Focuses on Pedestrian Safety | Operation on Busy Road Gives...

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

Tournament of Roses Raffle Ticket Winners Announced | Three to Receive...

New Year’s Day is expected to be extra special for three lucky winners taking part in this year’s Ultimate Tournament of Roses Experience drawing,...

Winter Choir Concert at SPMS | Schools Showcase Their Vocal Talents

Music filled the air Wednesday night as choir members from South Pasadena High School and the local middle school presented their annual Vocal Music...

AV Marketplace SATURDAY | Students Share Their Wares

Arroyo Vista PTA is hosting its 4th Annual AV Marketplace to encourage young entrepreneurship. This event will take place on Saturday, 12/14 from 10am to...

Throwback Thursday | Back in My Day…

Storytellers usually begin with “Once upon a time...” And if the one telling the story is recalling how things were, he or she may...

Rose Parade Float Goes on Another Test Drive | Working out...

In just a few short weeks, the City of South Pasadena’s float will set sail on a 5-½-mile voyage down Colorado Boulevard in the...

Spark of Love Toy Drive | Fire Department Joins in Giving...

The South Pasadena Fire Department, in cooperation with ABC7, CVS Drugstores and other Southland Fire Departments, is collecting toys for their 25th annual Spark of...

Kipke Voted in as New School Board President | Suzie Abajian...

Back in a familiar role, Dr. Michele Kipke will serve her third term as president of the South Pasadena Board of Education. Her peers on...

Farmer’s Market Tree Lighting | City & Chamber of Commerce Ring...

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...

Arroyo Vista State Float Parade | Students Roll Out Continental Creations

With the Tournament of Roses Queen and Court looking on, dozens of miniature floats rolled past hundreds last Friday to the applause and fanfare...

TIGER RUN 2019 | 22 Years of Running Through South Pasadena...

A morning rain at the outset of Saturday’s Tiger Run didn’t dampen the spirit of some 700 strong who wouldn’t let stormy skies get...

John Pope Leaves South Pasadena | Public Information Officer Reflects on...

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...

FROZEN Melts Hearts at Hollywood Pantages

If you’re thinking you’ve seen the movie a dozen (or a hundred?) times so you don’t really need to see it on stage, think...

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

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,...

Senator Portantino Recognizes Hotbox Vintage | Delilah Currie Receives ‘Young Entrepreneur...

Delilah Currie has a talented eye for special fashion finds that span decades of style. Odds always seem to be in her favor that once...

‘Life in Plastic’ Special Screening TUESDAY | NREC Hosts Environmental Event...

A documentary entitled, “Life in Plastic: California’s Recycling Woes,” will be shown on Tuesday, December 10, from 6 to 7 p.m., in the South...

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...