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Friday, April 28, 2017

What’s a Charrette?

Residents are encouraged to join the City of South Pasadena as it embarks on a week-long charrette to develop guiding principles for development throughout the community and a feasible physical plan for the downtown...

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...

“PETER PAN” Flies Into South Pasadena High School

Opening April 28, a timeless classic flies into South Pasadena for three performances only! “Peter Pan”, one of the most beloved musicals in history, comes to South Pasadena High School, April 28-30. Join the...

It’s Alive! SPMS to Present “Young Frankenstein”

Who doesn’t love going to the theater and being wildly entertained? The students of South Pasadena Middle School are working hard to bring you Mel Brooks’ monstrously funny musical comedy, “Young Frankenstein”. The cast and...

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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...

Academy Award-Winning Director Screening, ‘Music of Strangers’

On Friday, April 7, the 2016 documentary "Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble" was screened for a full house audience in the Community Room. Shown (l to r) are Donnie...

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...

Construction Underway at New Blaze Pizza Location

Construction of a new Blaze Pizza is currently underway at 1100 Fair Oaks Avenue, the former location of Blockbuster Video in the city. The property owner received approval for up to three tenants at...

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...

Kiki Ebsen’s Joni Mitchell Project Comes to South Pas

Kiki Ebsen’s Joni Mitchell Project is confirmed as this year’s headliner for the Library Carnegie Stage concert in the Community Room. It will be one of the many free concerts being conducted all around...

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...

AAR Offers Free Paper Shred Day for Community

The Arcadia Association of REALTORS® will have its annual free paper shredding day for the community on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 8:30am to 12:00pm in its parking lot at 601 S. First Avenue,...

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...

Plan South Pasadena Charrette to Solidify Support for Development

Join the City of South Pasadena as it embarks on a week-long charrette to develop guiding principles for development throughout the community and a feasible physical plan for the downtown area. From Monday, April...

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...

Map Your Neighborhood to Meet

With a focus on preparing residents for disasters and emergencies, a free Map Your Neighborhood disaster preparedness program will be offered on Wednesday, April 12, from 7-9 p.m., in the South Pasadena Library Community...

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...

MHS Hosts Colonial Ball

Each year, the Monterey Hills School 5th graders, as part of their social studies curriculum, learn about the social history of the Colonial period. Students learn about the manners, dress, and social customs of...

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...

South Pas High Drama Club Performs at Calvary Preschool

Friday evening saw the tradition of Storyteller’s Theatre Night continue at Calvary Preschool where families gathered and picnicked for an evening of storytelling. The young actors from South Pasadena High School’s Drama Club performed five...

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...

Spring Eggstravaganza on April 15 to Welcome in Easter at Garfield Park

The City of South Pasadena’s Recreation Division will host its annual Spring Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 15, in Garfield Park. Activities are scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring the whole family for a...

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...

CERT Honors Graduation Class Following Program

More than 20 students recently graduated from a California Emergency Response Team (CERT) program following three Saturday training sessions at the South Pasadena Fire Department. Ellen Daigle, chair of the South Pasadena Safety Commission,...

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...
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