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Monday, April 24, 2017

Service Organization Builds House in Tecate, Mexico

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...

Congresswoman Hosts Town Hall Meeting

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...

Plans Underway for ‘Operation Cookie’

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...

Brad Colerick to Perform at WISPPA Meeting in May

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...

What’s on My Mind

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...

Alison Farrar Named Prestigious Goldwater Scholar for 2017- 2018

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...

A Magnificent English Tudor

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...

Meet Yasmeen Al-Mazeedi; Now Teaching at Green Brooms Music Academy

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...

Michael Carpenter Jr Finds Joy Through Teaching Music at Green Brooms

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,...

The Originalist opens at Pasadena Playhouse

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...

Green Brooms fundraiser for SPEF

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...

The Man Behind South Pas High Music

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...

Voters Reject Increase – Students Respond

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...

Tiger Invitational Draws Athletes from Around the World

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...

Calculus for a Cause

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...

City Gets Ready for Largest ‘Eclectic’ Ever

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...

JPL – One of the Greatest Cultural Wonders of the World

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...

South Pas Community Garden Annual Plant Sale on April 22

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...

Special, One-time Performance Next Friday, 4/14 with Yukiko Matsuyama

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’...

LitFest Pasadena Expands in its 6th Year

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...

Sergio Gonzalez Accepts City Manager Position in Hermosa Beach

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...

SPHS Football Coach Talks About Departure

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...

Step-by-Step Process Underway for City’s General Plan Update

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...

A Daring ‘Man of La Mancha’ at A Noise Within in Pasadena

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...

South Pasadena’s Craig Watson Honored for Arts Council Role

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...

City Waiting Station – Then and Now

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...

Author Shows SPMS Students Messy, Glorious Writing Process

“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...

Panda Express Co-founders Give $30 Million to Caltech

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...

SPEX Awards Presented to Outstanding SPHS Students

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...

Library Volunteers of the Year

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...

hotbox Vintage Annual ‘Style Fest’ This Saturday 4/8!

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....

Kitten Kay Sera to sign her new children’s book at Kidd’s Jewelry Heist April...

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...

Professional Child Development Associates Holds 3rd Annual Move-a-Thon

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. –...

Steven Robman takes on directing “Ah,Wilderness!”

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...

Pasadena’s Ensemble Shakespeare Theater to stage new play Lear’s Shadow.

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,...

Resident a ‘Jeopardy’ Game Show Contestant

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...

Fundraising Concert with Yukiko Matsuyama

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...

Award-Winning Theatrical Performance in South Pas

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 Look Back 100 Years Ago at the Ostrich Farm in City

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...
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