Fire Chief Paul Riddle Gets Sworn In

In a dramatic and moving ceremony right at the top of the recent City Council meeting, our new fire chief, Paul Riddle, was sworn...

Michael Glines Loves Living and Teaching in South Pas

Born and raised in Salinas, California, Michael Glines grew up watching his parents perform in church, his mother as a singer and his father...

Look Ma! A Total Eclipse of the Sun!

As people all across North America were experiencing a rare, total solar eclipse Monday morning, South Pasadenans were out and about in the city...

Extraordinary Night with LA Dodgers Photographer Jon SooHoo

Dodger Blue was out in force Thursday night as the excited crowd lined around the block to get into the community room at South...

Woman’s Club Host Firefighters and Police for Pancake Breakfast

On Wednesday morning, August 16, the incredible women of the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena invited all South Pasadena Firefighters and Police Officers to...

First Day of School at SPHS – Let’s Get It, Tigers!

The mood was decidedly festive as the new Seniors at South Pasadena High School came to play in their now traditional “Senior Shirts”. Senior...

Monterey Hills Roadrunners – Ready To Rumble

Roadrunners were ready to run and rumble into the new school year as they made their way onto their beautiful campus at the top...

Welcome Wildcats!

El Centro Street was abuzz with activity as Arroyo Vista Wildcats and their parents made their way to their first day of school Wednesday...

SPMS – Here We Go Tiger Cubs!

Middle school! Is there anything like it? South Pasadena Middle School is the place where students really begin to grow into who they are...

Marengo Lions – Let’s Get It Started!

Enthusiastic Lions from kindergarten to BMOC 5th graders made their way into the front gates of Marengo Elementary School on Wednesday August 16 for...

Michael Gavlak – Dads, Dudes & Rock n’ Roll

South Pasadenans may know Michael Gavlak as a crazy, orange and black boa-clad “DUDE” at 4th of July parades and a dedicated Dad about...

South Pasadenan Mark Langill – From Dodger Fan to Team Historian

Many South Pasadenans, especially Dodger fans, have read Mark Langill’s insightful articles on all things Dodgers. He is, after all, the Team Historian for...

BREAKING NEWS: Explosion and Structure Fire in South Pasadena

SOUTH PASADENA, CA- On August 15, 2017 at 6:33 A.M., South Pasadena Police 9-1-1 Dispatch received several calls reporting an explosion and smoke coming...

Kirsten Vangsness Inaugurates Jonah Beadle’s New Theatre with MESS

When Jonah Beadle was 9 years old, he had a vision; in looking at a rectangle storage room on the bottom level of his...

Three Cheers for Annie Warbucks at YST!

YST’s delightful Annie Warbucks alights at Fremont Centre Theatre to close out the summer with a bang! While most of us have had some...

Screening of LA LA Land in South Pasadena

A very special screening of the film La La Land will be presented at the South Pasadena Library on Thursday, August 24 at 7:00...

YST Musical Theatre Workshop | A Chat with Jack and Gloria...

It will be two years in December since Young Stars Theatre made their South Pasadena debut with a stellar production of A Christmas Carol...

Welcome Back Tigers!

A bit bleary-eyed but also excited, South Pasadena High School Tigers began registering this morning at 8 a.m. The line at the library was...

Finding Balance | Back To School With Janet Anderson

As we gear up for the start of school here in South Pasadena, high school principal, Janet Anderson, is getting excited. Explaining that while...

School Board Heads Into New School Year

Kyle Bender was introduced as the new assistant principal at Arroyo Vista Elementary who replaced Lindsay Roach. The very tall Bender comes to us...

Spectacular Night with Youssou N’Dour | Ignite@TheFord!

The newly renovated Ford Theatres kicked off their exciting new series IGNITE@TheFord! with an exhilarating concert by Senegalese superstar Youssou N’Dour. Even those who...

Band Camp Continues at SPHS

Despite the summer’s increasing heat, students of the South Pasadena High School Marching Band and Color Guard are hard at work getting ready for...

Follow Your Dreams – Celebration of Life for Anne Disselhorst

It was standing room only with a line out the door for the celebration of life held in honor of Fiore Market Café matriarch,...

Closing Night at Movies at the Museum

Shout out to South Pasadena Preservation Foundation and their generous sponsors, Girl Friday, Hurtado & Sokolow, McGrail Tutoring, Evans and Associates, Mdi, Susan Masterman...

Anne Disselhorst – A Handcrafted Life

Sadly, the “Mom” of the Mom & Pop culinary gem that is Fiore Market Café has passed away suddenly. Anne Disselhorst suffered a massive...

City Votes to Implement District-Based Election System Under Threat of Lawsuit

The City of South Pasadena is undergoing a transition to district-based elections after the City Council adopted Resolution 7524 on July 19. The unanimous...

Contemporary Artist Shenping Wang Donates Two Paintings to Library

A very special art exhibit showcasing striking Chinese-themed paintings and sculptures by emerging artist Shenping Wang was presented in the Library Community Room on...

National Night Out a Success in South Pasadena

On the first Tuesday in August, South Pasadena, along with over sixteen thousand other communities, participated in the National Night Out event; a community...

‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Tour at Gamble House

This summer the Gamble House will once again open its servants’ quarters for exclusive “Upstairs Downstairs” tours. Visitors to the Gamble House from July...

Impassioned Discussion at Chamber Shop Talk Breakfast

Under a humid, rainy Tuesday morning sky, chamber members gathered for an unusually impassioned discussion during their monthly breakfast at Mike and Anne's restaurant....

Father Pleads Guilty in Court Tuesday Morning

Aramazd Andressian Sr., the father who was arrested under suspicion of the murder of his 5-year-old son, Aramazd "Piqui" Andressian Jr., has pleaded guilty...

The Sound of Music – A Joyful Summer Evening

The air was electric with anticipation as friends, family and community members settled in for Upstage’s summer production of The Sound of Music. Throughout...

City Council Considers District-Based Electoral System

On July 19, 2017, the South Pasadena City Council adopted a resolution of intent to transition from at-large elections to district-based elections for members...

Baseball Night with Jon Soohoo

Jon SooHoo, the official photographer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, will be joining us in South Pasadena on Thursday, August 17th at 7:00pm. He...

Centering on Connection

The young woman sitting before me was poised, articulate, and bright. At 16, she was enrolled in several AP classes, taking an SAT prep...

A Sparkling Tribute to a Musical Theatre Icon

The crowd at the Hollywood Bowl was abuzz with excitement, as they patiently filed into their seats with their packed dinners and bottles of...

Marengo Elementary School Roofing & HVAC Project Update

Upgrades are underway at Marengo Elementary, where crews are working through these hot, summer days to ensure the construction will be complete before the...

A Tribute To Santana Delivers Familiarity and Easy Groove in ‘Concert...

Smooth Latin rock rose up into the air of South Pasadena on Sunday as Robert Sarzo and A Tribute to Santana took the stage...