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Monday, April 24, 2017

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...

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...

Notice the Undeveloped Landscape Countryside in 1930s

Throwback Thursday – In this aerial photo view of Devil’s Gate Dam and its surrounding landscape, notice the undeveloped countryside that exists into the...

Colorado St. Bridge Opened in 1913

THROWBACK THURSDAY – In 1913, the Colorado Street Bridge was considered the largest bridge in the world completely made of reinforced concrete. This marvel...

Letter to the Editor: Losing a great S.P.H.S. Football Coach

A letter to the editor | by Henk Friezer It was with great trepidation  that  I  learned of the resignation of coach CB Richards from 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...

710 Tunnel Serves No Useful Transportation Function

Since the 1940s, the six-mile Route 710—proposed through parts of Pasadena, South Pasadena, Alhambra, and Los Angeles—has been stopped by the public many times. Each...

Rotary Club of South Pas Supports Golden State Collection

Rotary Club of South Pasadena member, Patty Schwade of Mission Grove Healthcare and Wellness Center, congratulates guest speaker Nat Read, for his fascinating ‘Author...

Tribute to Dr. Kevin Starr

Having lived in California my entire life, and serving as a library director in Northern, Central, and Southern California through the last few decades,...

South Pasadena Coalition in Crowd at Washington D.C

It's not every day that you get to be a part of history, but on January 21, 2017 a South Pasadena coalition that included:...

Marching Saturday in Washington D.C.

On January 21, I will march in Washington DC alongside a robust contingent of South Pasadena residents as a reminder that we are all...

Seeking Stability in a World of Storms

We don’t have cows in South Pasadena, but there is a lesson we can learn from them.  I don’t know much about cows, but...

Cleaning the Fridge – Delaying the Inevitable

What is it about a refrigerator that prevents us from wanting to clean it? Maybe it is the "out of sight – out of...

It’s Finally Time to End 710 Tunnel Talk

The story of the small town of South Pasadena successfully stopping the 710 Freeway from ripping apart its quaint neighborhoods and destroying a town...

‘The Masterpiece’ Shot in South Pas

AUTHOR Greg Sestero of South Pasadena, center, collaborated with Tom Bissell in writing the 2013 award-winning book “The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the...

Volunteers Come from All Over the Country to Decorate Float

At the start of each new year, South Pasadena’s intricate, handmade float dazzles the crowd as it makes its way down Colorado Boulevard in...

Peggy O’Leary ­­– Pooper Scooper Extraordinaire – Enjoys Parade

Little preparation was necessary, admitted South Pasadena’s Peggy O’Leary. There’s no real practice needed when it comes to the art of pooper scooping in...

There’s Life in Live Music Scene in and Around South Pas

You don’t have to drive more than about five minutes to get to three cool, new, nearby music venues that have opened this year,...

“MOM! They Have Me!!! HELP!”

I am writing this letter to the citizens of South Pasadena in the hope that this information may spare someone else the extreme terror...

Power When and Where you Need It

Power. In an emergency, it means keeping phones, tablets, computers, emergency lights and equipment operating. When the power goes out, you can be left...

What are You Thankful for on Thanksgiving Day?

When I moved here with my family in 1995, only days after experiencing my first fourth of July in South Pasadena, I had now...

…Only Mark Twain Never Really Said It

Remember this great old Mark Twain quote?  “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure...

Push the ‘On’ Switch, the Simply Relax

Mopping floors isn’t easy or fun. So, why do it when you can get someone – or something – to do it for you? The...

Vin Scully May Have Said it Best

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

South Pasadena High Students Face Sensitive Topic

When the school day began at South Pasadena High last Friday, the campus was littered with students wearing bright orange shirts, a clear indication...

Prop. 57: Reduces Crime and Saves Money

California can do more to help prisoners from returning to crime after they get out of prison.  Instead of simply warehousing prisoners, we can...

Dear South Pasadena Voters

Dear South Pasadena Voters, My husband and I have lived in South Pasadena since 1998.  We stumbled into  South Pasadena by mistake and instantly fell...

The Impact of Measure SP on the Arts

The Arts garner a special place in academics, as in history. While possessing their own intellectual thrust, the Arts lie at the heart of...

Three Halloween Duct Tape Projects Your Kids Will Love!

Project #1: Spider Web Door Sign Materials: black, orange, and gold duct tape, oversized sheet of paper (ideally 18" x 24"), parchment paper. Tools: pencil, ruler,...

The benefits of Measure M to Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Yes on Measure M means Mobility for Older Adults, People with Disabilities as well as the rest of us Cynde lives in Long Beach and...

Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina Endorses Mike Antonovich for State Senate

(Pasadena, CA) – Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina has endorsed Supervisor Mike Antonovich for the State Senate. The news comes as Mike’s positive...

Holding My Transistor Radio with Others

Since growing up in the 50s and 60s, I have attended games at Dodger Stadium at least 100 times. My earliest heroes were Sandy...

Vin Scully

In the weeks before Vin Scully’s retirement, an octogenarian Dodger fan transplanted from Brooklyn dabbed his misty eyes, lamenting the impending departure of the...

Release of 710 Corridor CalTrans Properties

Dear Editor: With all the excitement about the release of the CalTrans properties along the 710 corridor, now is a good time to look at...

Public Weighs in at Metro’s Cost/Benefit Analysis Meeting

There was an informational meeting at the Pasadena Convention Center last Thursday, September 22, to discuss the Cost/Benefit Analysis (CBA) of the SR 710...

How to Coexist with Coyotes Living Among South Pasadena Residents

Coyotes and other wildlife animals have always been around the city. However, recently the South Pasadena Police Department reports there has been a number...

Do We Really Need $98 Million Bond Measure?

Unlike many parents of SPUSD, I did not move to South Pasadena for the schools.  I moved here in the mid-seventies because I liked...

Rocks Create a Tiny Art Movement

Just when you thought it was safe to venture out of your house without being run down by the herds of Pokemon chasers, along...

Living Life as the First One Edition

On a recent trip to Chicago with my family I was sitting in a restaurant downtown and relaxing after finishing my meal.  I decided...

Crazed Kamikaze was Swooping in Kitchen

The angry wasp was swooping around my kitchen like a crazed kamikaze. I grabbed a swatter and swung at it. It executed a figure...
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