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Monday, April 24, 2017

Metro Increasing Expo Line Service Starting Oct. 24

To keep pace with growing ridership, Expo Rail Line trains will begin running every six minutes for most of the day beginning Monday, October 24, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) announced...

South Pas Police Department Officers Save Dog in Blaze

South Pasadena Police officers were dispatched to a residential house fire last Thursday at the corner of Garfield Avenue and Oxley Street not knowing they were about to make a rescue. Upon their arrival shortly...

Council Considers Adoption Of Complete Street Policy

South Pasadena City Council members will consider adopting a resolution to implement a complete Streets policy (CPS), a design approach that requires streets to be planned, designed, operated, and maintained to enable safe, convenient...

South Pasadena Residents See Documentary ‘Wink’

“WINK,” a 15-minute short film, written and directed by South Pasadena resident Monika Petrillo, tells the story of a lonely and slightly repressed housewife who discovers an unusual way to spice up her afternoon....

Updated Crime Blotter in South Pasadena

The Weekly Crime Summary is a list of reported auto thefts, burglaries, robberies and other activities occurring in the City of South Pasadena.  An alert and well-informed citizen makes you less of a target...

Injury Accident on Sunday at Monterey Rd. and Milan Ave.

LOCAL AUTHORITIES RESPONDED to an injury accident early Sunday morning after a motorist lost control of her vehicle, crashing and landing on its side at Monterey Road and Milan Avenue in the city. South Pasadena Police...

City Opening New Avenues for Community Engagement

What if there was a way to express your ideas and direct them to the people with the power to make them reality? The City of South Pasadena is utilizing a new online platform, Neighborland,...

Today Marks Nelbert Chouinard Day

South Pasadena City Council presented a proclamation to Dave Torché declaring February 9 as Nelbert Chouinard Day in the City of South Pasadena. Torché is a member of the Choinard Foundation. Nelberrina (Nelbert)  Murphy...

South Pasadena High Band Brings Home Second Place

South Pasadena High’s  School Tiger Marching Band and Color Guard competed on October 29 in the Bands of America Long Beach Regional. The show, entitled “MAN-chanical,” intertwines working gear sets and a giant 12-foot robot...

LAPD’s Mike Downing Retirement

A retirement party for longtime South Pasadena resident Chief Michael P. Downing, who served the Los Angeles Police Department for 35 years, was held last Thursday afternoon at the LA Police Academy. More than...

Submissions Wanted for New Mural

Vave Studios has moved into brand new digs on Fremont Avenue and they now have a huge, street facing wall. Owners Patrice Veyna and Jessica Van Alderwerelt would like to receive submissions of sketches...

Join Thousands who Count on SPEF’s Summer School Program in June 2017

Each year, more than 2,000 students count on South Pasadena Educational Foundation’s Summer School program to brush up on basics, jump ahead on critical academic topics, expand their skills and ignite their imaginations. SPEF...

City Council Votes 5-0 to Ban Styrofoam Products in 1-Year

In an effort to protect the natural environment from non-biodegradable litter, the South Pasadena City Council voted 5-0 last week to pass an ordinance to prohibit the use of polystyrene, better known as Styrofoam. The...

Decision Time on Bond Measure Nears

A  new bond measure recently approved by the South Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education, is on the November ballot, aiming to raise $98 million to fund improvements in South Pasadena’s schools. The South...

‘King Lear’ opens at A Noise Within Theatre

The classical repertory theatre, A Noise Within, continues their 25th anniversary season with Shakespeare’s “King Lear” directed by Julia Rodriguez-Elliott. “King Lear” tells the story of an elderly King who has decided to end his...

Fire Departments Respond to Debris Fire

South Pasadena and San Marino Fire Departments arrived in response to fire in backyard of house on Indiana Ave between Monterey Rd and the Railroad tracks. Early reports of a mattress and debris catching...

An Evening with Barry McGuire and John York at SoPas Library

Along with Bob Dylan in the mid-'60s came countless other folk singers, including Barry McGuire. Born in Oklahoma, McGuire relocated to New York City and joined the New Christy Minstrels. He became the band's lead...

Performance Adam & Rotem Gilbert Slated

Adam & Rotem Gilbert will present a mini-concert of Early Music for the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library at 7 p.m. on January 19 in the Community Room....

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...

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...

Pasadena Dance Theatre Presents ‘The Nutcracker’ in San Gabriel

PDT continues their beloved annual tradition of “The Nutcracker” for generations of families living in the San Gabriel Valley and beyond. In 2016, the holiday favorite is imbued with special meaning for the non-profit...

Snowstorm Hits South Pasadena Tuesday Night

The 1500 block of Mission Street was blanketed with snow Tuesday night as a winter scene gave way to a commercial for Toyota.  Vehicles were driven up and down the block late into the night...

Tigers Developing One of the Strongest Programs in Area

South Pasadena High’s girls’ varsity golf team heads into the 2016-2017 season looking to improve upon their high-achieving streak up to date. Last year, the girls claimed their eighth straight league championship with an...

Vin Scully May Have Said it Best

"In a year that has been so improbable … the impossible has happened!"

Measure M Approved

Measure M won by a significant margin on Tuesday, November 8, gaining support from nearly 70% of county voters who approved 40 major highway and transit projects in the coming decades, including the Foothill...

Community Meeting on City Urban Forest Next Tuesday

The public is invited to a presentation on Tuesday, November 29, in City Council Chambers at 6 p.m. to hear about the City of South Pasadena forestry, street lighting, traffic signals and median landscaping. The...

Suds and Chili Fundraiser a Hit on Saturday

The Rotary Club of South Pasadena held its “Suds and Chili” fundraiser last Saturday, at the War Memorial Building. Many came out to enjoy the event, co-sponsored by the City of South Pasadena. Guests...

Color Day on Friday

It’s a day when students come dressed in their school colors – orange and black – to continue a tradition of fun, to show solidarity and to acknowledge the long Tiger heritage. Color Day, now...

International Feast at Arroyo Vista

Arroyo Vista Elementary School students last Friday were treated to an international feast, enjoying a variety of foods from around the world. Above, fifth graders enjoyed tamales, chicken, sushi, rolls and plenty of sweets,...

Council, Planning Commission Begin Updating General Plan

Some might argue it’s impossible to make South Pasadena any better, but members of the City Council and Planning Commission held a joint meeting last week to kick off the city’s General Plan update,...

Softball

As its season quickly approaches, South Pasadena Highs’ girls’ varsity softball team looks for plenty success. The returning leadership from last year is attempting to improve on its previous disappointing season and hopefully clinch a...

Diner Food Re-Imagined

Anyone who has ever cruised Colorado Boulevard through Eagle Rock has seen the vintage sign offering chicken and steaks at Cindy’s Restaurant. On a recent Saturday we stopped in for brunch and thoroughly enjoyed...

Compelling Night with Storytellers at Word NOW!

Sunday night at Fremont Centre Theatre, Jill Remez and Mike Lawshe continued to make their dream a reality; the dream of bringing together the best storytellers in LA to tell their stories on stage and to...

Council Starts Effort to Place Elections on Statewide Cycle

Formal action is expected to begin this week regarding term limits for the current South Pasadena City Council. Council members are considering the timing of transitioning general municipal elections to a statewide election cycle. The...

Lawyers Work to Free Detainees at LAX

I woke up early Sunday morning, after a sleepless night, tossing and turning, thinking about Trump's Executive Order prohibiting anyone from Iraq, Iran, Libya , Somalia, Sudan, Syria, or Yemen from entering the United...

Girls’ Soccer Preview

With season looming on the horizon, the girls’ soccer team is training hard on the field. The new Tiger leadership is looking to improve from a tough season last year as they finished fourth...

Senator Portantino Reacts to Governor’s Budget Proposal

Sacramento, CA – This morning, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge), Chair of Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education, issued the following statement: “I was pleased to see that...

Outreach Discussion Tonight for Proposed Development

An outreach discussion for a proposed adaptive reuse development, including retail and residential uses at the corner of Mission Street and Fairview Avenue, is scheduled for tonight. Residents will have an opportunity to ask questions...

SOUTH PAS IN THE MOVIES

With its tree-lined streets and beautifully restored Craftsman-style homes, South Pasadena continues to be a favorite location to film movies and take photographs for magazine advertisements. Location managers like the city’s “anywhere in the U.S.A.” look. Often you’ll...

Virtuoso Strings with Dennis and Max Karmazyn

Get ready for another incredible afternoon as we present the next concert of our Music, Martinis and the Maestro series called,"Virtuoso Strings", on March 26th. LIMITED tickets available - buy yours today! To purchase tickets, go...
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