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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Approximately 50 members of the Rotary Clubs of South Pasadena and San Marino, along with friends and family, recently crossed the border into Mexico and headed to the Village of Serro Azul, approximately 10 miles south of the border town of Tecate. The Rotarians teamed up with the non-profit organization,...
The South Pasadena Democratic Club organized a town hall with Congresswoman Judy Chu last week. The free event held in the South Pasadena Library's Community Room quickly sold out and is the largest event the club has held to date. As attendees arrived they were given speaker cards to write a...
The Woman’s Club is busy planning this year’s “Operation Cookie” for hospitalized, homeless and special needs veterans. The event, sponsored by the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena, will be held on Wednesday May 24th at the Clubhouse. “Operation Cookie” delivers decorative containers of cookies to Veteran’s Hospitals, to homeless veterans’...
Songwriter, recording artist, producer and entrepreneur Brad Colerick will talk about his career in music at the upcoming Women Involved in South Pasadena Political Action (WISPPA) meeting on May 6 at Calvary Presbyterian Church. Colerick has worked alongside such icons as BB King, Buddy Guy, and many others during his...
I left South Pasadena and traveled 30 miles on Thursday to the Claremont Colleges to hear Heather MacDonald discuss her recent book, “The War On Cops.” Protestors blocked every entrance to the chosen venue. Most of the signs and chants broadcast the message that the speaker was a “racist” and...
Alison Farrar, a junior at the University of Alabama and a 2014 valedictorian of South Pasadena High School and National Merit Scholar who attended SPUSD since kindergarten at Monterey Hills Elementary School, has been named a 2017-2018 Goldwater Scholar as one of 240 undergraduates in the country to receive...
The Pasadena Showcase House of Design is one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the country. The 53rd annual Showcase House, set to open to the public from April 23 to May 21, features 17 interior designers and six exterior designers from the...
Yasmeen Al-Mazeedi is currently teaching violin and voice on Wednesdays at Green Brooms Music Adacemy. Yasmeen began her studies of violin at the age of six under the instruction of Fudeko Takahashi at the New England Conservatory. She has performed all over the world, particularly in Germany, Italy, England,...
Michael Carpenter Jr. grew up just outside of Detroit, in St. Clair Shores, listening to the sounds of The Doors, The Beatles and Motown. Although his parents are not, let’s say musically gifted themselves, they always had music in the house and Michael picked up his first guitar at...
When a bright, liberal law school graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with Justice Antonin Scalia, she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and an unexpected mentor.  As the country watched the process of Scalia’s seat being filled, “The Originalist” looks into the complexities of one...
Green Brooms Music Academy is holding a special $20 music lesson week Monday, April 17th through Saturday, April 22nd with 100% of proceeds going to the South Pasadena Educational Foundation! Each lesson is a 30-minute private introductory class with one of their knowledgeable instructors. Introductory classes are normally $38,...
Even if you have never heard of Howard Crawford, he in one way or another has probably affected you. He is the head of instrumental music and the deputy chair of the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) at South Pasadena High School. Crawford has been the brain behind all of...
Editor's Note: Earlier this year, students of Dawn Hull, a teacher at Monterey Hills Elementary School, wrote to the editor in response to the Review’s story, “Voters Reject Increase,” by Sally Kilby. Her article reported that South Pasadena landowners had voted to reject the Proposed Property Assessment Increase from...
South Pasadena track coach CB Richards threw a party and they came from near and far to join in the festivities, namely a world class track meet. In what has become one of the premier prep track meets in the nation, athletes from as far away as New Zealand,...
Teachers who are devoted to their students are hard to find, but they are exemplary examples that academic classrooms serve as the foundation of new ideas, intellectual discussions, and progress. Ruth Moonesinghe, who currently teaches Math 1+, Math Analysis Honors, and AP Calculus BC at South Pasadena High School,...
The Eclectic, South Pasadena’s Music Festival and Art Walk, returns for its ninth year on Saturday, May 6, with Grammy-winning band Ozomatli headlining. The band will open the festival at 3 p.m. on the Gold Line Stage under their Ozokidz formation, playing original children’s music, and will close the event...
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) stands as a testament to the diverse nature of the Arroyo Seco. For more than a half century, JPL has captured the public’s imagination for the exploration of space and the possibilities of human travel to other worlds. Its location in the Arroyo Seco...
It has been nearly two years since the South Pasadena Community Garden had its build-out day on April 25, 2015, when crowds of volunteers gathered to build over 30 raised beds at its location at 1028 Magnolia Street in a former Caltrans lot. Since that day, the community garden...
A very special ‘East-West’ Fundraising Concert showcasing extraordinary international recording artist Yukiko Matsuyama & Friends, and an ‘Unplugged’ performance by Wildwood Highway, a tightknit Classic Rock-styled unit, will be presented on the ‘Carnegie Stage’ of the South Pasadena Public Library Community Room on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 8...
LitFest Pasadena, the city and Southland's free literary arts festival, celebrates its sixth year with a weekend of events, authors' panels and readings on May 20 & 21, 2017. LitFest Pasadena is presented by Light Bringer Project and Literature for Life. LitFest will unfold again on the sidewalks and in...
Sergio Gonzalez has accepted the city manager position in the City of Hermosa Beach. He leaves as the city manager for the City of South Pasadena after five years. His employment contract will go before the Hermosa City Council on April 12 and his start date will be May 15....
Those believing they’re in top shape, won’t know it for sure until they’ve tried a “Bank Street sprint,” a quick burst uphill for about 100 yards, challenging both a person’s stamina and endurance, leaving many gasping for breath in the end. Members of C.B. Richards’ track team were put to...
Planning Director David Watkins was busily gathering "last chance" surveys on the drop-dead last day at Saturday's WISPPA meeting as Planning Commissioner Kelly Koldus helped him explain the roadmap for how the city will go about creating a new general plan template that will guide development in our city...
A Noise Within boldly closes out its “Beyond Our Wildest Dreams” 25th season with a crackling reimagining of the musical “Man Of La Mancha”. Inspired by the novel “Don Quixote de La Mancha” by the keen satirist of 17th century Spanish literature, Miguel de Cervantes, the musical places us...
South Pasadena’s Craig Watson was recently honored at the Armory in Pasadena for serving as the director of the California Arts Council from August 2011 through March 2017. Under Craig’s tireless dedication and leadership, the budget of the California Arts Council increased from just $5 million in 2011 to nearly...
THROWBACK THURSDAY – What a difference 100 years makes, and sometimes not. The 1906 picture above is of the waiting station at the base of Raymond Hill (corner of Fair Oaks Avenue and Columbia Street). Originally built in 1903, the station served guests of the second hotel – further...
“Don’t think too much!” -- an unusual idea to hear in a school setting, but that was one message author Mary Amato brought to South Pasadena Middle School last week.   Her visit was the culmination of a year-long school-wide celebration of her music-themed book, Guitar Notes. Amato taught a...
South Pasadena residents Andrew and Peggy Cherng, founders of the Panda Restaurant Group, which operate Panda Express, saw opportunity to invest in their community and in the future of health care. For the Cherngs, making a $30 million gift to name and endow the Andrew and Peggy Cherng Department of...
Recognizing achievement, South Pasadena High School held its annual SPEX Assembly last Friday. SPEX, which stands for “Spotlight On Excellence,” is a South Pasadena School District based award and longtime tradition. Recipients of the SPEX award received a certificate as well as an original t-shirt whose design will only be...
It was a day to say thanks and pay tribute to those who have contributed heavily to the South Pasadena Public Library over the past year. Library Volunteer Recognition Day last Friday at the South Pasadena Library Community Room recognized Ed Pearson, Jane Rosen and Marcia Sainer as co-volunteers of...
Get ready for hotbox Vintage's annual SYTLEFEST ( that thing known as #TOTESCHELLA ) this weekend! Every year our local fashion boutique, Hotbox Vintage throws a super fun party in the lot by the shop. Located in the heart of South Pasadena, right by the Mission Metro Station on Meridian...
Calling all children and lovers of furry friends, author Kitten Kay Sera is going to be signing her new book “Miss Kisses : The Pup who Turned Pink " based on her pink pooch and her furriends! On Saturday April 15th Kidd’s Jewelry Heist (located in the back of Dinosaur Farm)...
Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA) will host its annual Move-A-Thon, a FREE event open to the public on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Brookside Park, 360 N Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. While parents gather information about opportunities in our community for sports and physical...
Director and local resident Steven Robman is known for directing the first productions of several iconic plays: Wendy Wasserstein’s important comedies Uncommon Women and Others and Isn’t It Romantic; D. L. Coburn’s timeless The Gin Game; and Ron Hutchinson’s Moonlight and Magnolias.  In Los Angeles, he has staged productions...
The Ensemble Shakespeare Theater is proud to announce its new show, Lear’s Shadow, opening April 15th at the Lineage Performing Arts Center in Pasadena. Shakespeare’s King Lear serves as the backdrop for Lear’s Shadow, a story about strengthening friendship, overcoming loss, and the power of theater, that will pique...
South Pasadena resident Steve Gavenas will be a contestant on the iconic game show “Jeopardy!” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, on KABC television. The 61-year-old business consultant and artist was selected for the popular program out of 70,000 competitors. Every year, he said, that’s how many people take the...
A very special ‘East-West’ fundraising concert showcasing extraordinary international recording artist Yukiko Matsuyama & Friends , and an ‘Unplugged’ performance by Wildwood Highway, a tightknit Classic Rock-styled unit, will be presented on the ‘Carnegie Stage’ of the South Pasadena Public Library Community Room on Friday, April 14, 2017 at...
An Encore Performance of Ray Bradbury’s “Pillar of Fire,” a precursor to “Fahrenheit 451,” was performed last Friday by Emmy Award-winning actor Bill Oberst Jr. in the South Pasadena Public Library Community Room. The a multi-award winning one man show using Ray Bradbury's own words drew an enthusiastic audience...
Throwback Thursday –The above photo was taken 100 years ago at South Pasadena’s world-famous Cawston Ostrich Farm. The little boy with his mother looks worried. His is a rational fear. The powerful legs of the live ostrich are taller than he is. His brother is pitched forward trying to...
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