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Monday, April 24, 2017

It’s a Senior Prom for Real Seniors

A disco themed senior prom was held for seniors last Friday night at the South Pasadena Senior Center. The event featured dinner and dancing, sponsored by Regency Oak Park, Health Care Partners and Anthem...

A Colorful Spring Celebration

Hundreds came out last Saturday to celebrate Spring with a burst of color! Inspired by the Indian tradition of Holi, the South Pasadena Educational Foundation (SPEF) Color Festival was a family-friendly event that brought...

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...

A Bright Future in Store for Tpumps Lovers in South Pas

Tpumps, a business that specializes in preparing Taiwanese iced drinks with tapioca pearls, has been attracting customers for a while now. It all started with Alex Su, its founder, who opened up his own boba...

Arroyo Drive Featured in New Television Show, ‘Counterpart’

“Counterpart,” a sci-fi thriller TV show that will be released this July, stars actor J.K. Simmons, Academy Award winner for “Whiplash.” It will take place in Berlin, but what many viewers won’t realize is...

AYSO Region 214 U10 Girls Win Area Championship

With only two months of consistent practice, South Pasadena's AYSO U10 Girls team recently won the West San Gabriel Valley Area All-Stars 2017 Tournament. With a strong dedication and commitment, Coach Pedro Diaz worked...

Church Group Shows Interest in Leasing the Rialto Theatre

Like others, Escott Norton, the guiding force of the Friends of the Rialto, an organization committed to the preservation, restoration and re-opening of the Rialto Theatre in South Pasadena, has heard the rumors that...

A Sublime ‘Ah Wilderness!’ at A Noise Within

Written by Eugene O’Neill in three weeks during the depression, “Ah Wilderness!” is a delightful reverie about the family he never had. In fact, he said the story came to him in a dream...

Friendly Contests at SPMS on Pi Day

SPMS Tiger Cubs participated in friendly contests celebrating Pi Day on March 14. During lunch, students challenged themselves by reciting as many Pi digits as possible. Eighth grader, Jason Kim, surpassed his school record...

College Night at SPHS a Success

Hundreds of South Pasadena High School students and parents recently flocked to the SPHS counseling center’s College Night. Juniors and their parents learned the elements of a strong application as presented by college admissions...

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 late 1930s. In 1920 flood engineers built Devil’s Gate Dam...

Huge Turnout for D.U.D.E.S. and SPMS Booster Club Poker Tournament

The Dads Uniting Dads in Education and Service (D.U.D.E.S) and the South Pasadena Middle School Booster Club presented their Main Event Poker Tournament last Saturday night at the War Memorial Building, 435 Fair Oaks...

Walk for Kids-Ronald McDonald House Pasadena

The Walk for Kids is an approximately 3.7k (2.3 mile) noncompetitive walk/run that is designed to raise funds and awareness for the services and programs provided by the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House®. Walkers come...

Monumental Feat Complete

It’s another major accomplishment and milestone for a city that’s used to them, ranking up there with its top-notch schools, an endorsement by Sunset magazine as one of the best in the west communities,...

Mail Theft Continues to Rise in Area

South Pasadena Police Department officials report that mail theft continues to rise throughout San Gabriel Valley, including a spike in South Pasadena. Richard Lee, crime prevention officer with the SPPD, said thieves specifically look steal...

PTA Reflections Winners Honored

Winners of the Middle School PTA’s Reflections Art Program recently celebrated. Each student above won an award in the categories of Excellent or Outstanding. PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to...

SPCC 28th Annual Dinner Gala

Nearly 350 people were in attendance at the South Pasadena Chinese-American Club’s (SPCC) 28th Annual Gala last Saturday night at the Westin in Pasadena. The lavish event featured dinner, entertainment, a keynote address from California...

South Pas High Senior Cast in Dream Role of ‘Peter Pan’

It’s been a long road of perseverance and discovery for South Pasadena High School senior Lorie Meza, on her way to being cast in the lead role of “Peter Pan” in this year’s spring...

Exclusive Tour of Conlan Garden Saturday

To kickoff its membership drive and Library Park Beautification Project, South Pasadena Beautiful will host an exclusive tour of the Don and Marilyn Conlan Garden on March 25, from 1-3:30 p.m. at 1630 Milan...

Builders Club Helps Those in Need

Students from the Builder's Club at South Pasadena Middle School went to the Ronald McDonald House in Pasadena last Thursday to lend a hand. Club members volunteered to cook a meal for those in...

Truffaut’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Film at Community Room

“Fahrenheit 451,” the scorching 1966 big screen effort directed by the extraordinary François Truffaut, and starring Julie Christie and Oscar Werner, will be shown in the South Pasadena Public Library Community Room on Thursday,...

Young Musicians Perform During Spring Concerts

Directed by Kelly Coughlin, above, the 6th, 7th, 8th, jazz band, advanced jazz, and the advanced jazz band performed on March 14 during the South Pasadena Middle School’s Spring Concert in the auditorium on...

Local Artist Ralphy Plays Free Show This Thursday, March 23 at The Rose

Local artist, RALPHY, to play a free show at The Rose in Pasadena this Thursday, March 23. Playing in support of her recently released EP, ‘PEACE LOVER’, RALPHY aims to bring the audience an...

Fashion Designer Trina Turk to Speak at Junior League of Pasadena Charity Event

On April 29, 2017, the Junior League of Pasadena will hold its annual Simply Speaking silent auction and dinner. Proceeds from the event will support the Junior League of Pasadena’s community outreach initiatives and...

Jeff Chi New Football Coach at South Pasadena High School

Jeff Chi, a math teacher on campus, has been selected to succeed C.B. Richards as the new varsity football coach at South Pasadena High School. Chi will step into the role of guiding the program...

Publish your own book at Flintridge Bookstore with their Espresso Book Machine

Think you’ve got a story in you? A memoire? A children’s book? Publishing your own book is just one of the many things you can do with the Espresso Book Machine. This revolutionary, Time...

Patty Onagan Launches New Theatre and Live Entertainment Company

Theatre executive Patty Onagan has launched Patty Onagan Consulting specializing in theatre and live entertainment, it was officially announced today. Onagan’s new venture will create strategies that include marketing, communications, publicity, as well as...

A Night of Music

Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA) will host a benefit concert in support of its Creative Arts Team’s upcoming Teaching Tour in Japan and Taiwan; the concert will be on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at...

Fortune 500 Speaker at Rotary Club

Heather Rim, left, the chief marketing and communications officer for AECOM, recently served as guest speaker for one of the Rotary Club of South Pasadena’s lunchtime meeting. Rim is also the daughter of Bill...

Golden Apple for Volunteerism Winners

Assistant Superintendent Dave Lubs, center, recently presented the Golden Apple for Volunteerism to Yuki Cutcheon, left, and Jean Zenas, right, who received the Golden Apple Award for Volunteerism from South Pasadena Unified School District....

It was a Different Time in South Pasadena in 1886

Throwback Thursday – During the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Arroyo Seco was filled with orange groves and fruit orchards. A local Pasadena orchard created an orange crate label depicting a beautifully painted...

Chamber of Commerce Mixer at Reimagine Your Home

Many from the community attended a South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce mixer on Wednesday, March 8,at Reimagine Your Home, 1518 Mission Street, in South Pasadena. The event featured food, beverages and raffle prizes! With...

An Interview with Ray Bradbury about ‘Fahrenheit 451’

The following is an Interview with Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) regarding the book "Fahrenheit 451" by Dana Gioia, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and a South Pasadena resident. The excerpt is...

Color Festival Set to Welcome Spring March 25 at South Pas School District

The Color Festival, presented by the South Pasadena Educational Foundation, is a family-friendly event to bring together local communities and families to celebrate with food, music, dancing and fun. When: March 25 Time: 10 a.m. –...

‘Train Your Brain’ Supports Adolescent Mental Health

Every Monday during lunch, Poppy and Grace visit one of their favorite places, the South Pasadena High School (SPHS) campus, where curious students are drawn to their playful antics and furry coats. It’s a...

Play Ball! South Pas Little League Opens Season

South Pasadena Little League unveiled a new format last Friday night to open the 2017 season. Oh, there were a few speeches like in the past, but league officials provided a full night of...

Seniors Rule in Powder Puff Action at South Pasadena High School

MEET THE SENIORS – It has become a longtime tradition for the seniors and juniors at South Pasadena High School to clash in flag football each year. Last Friday night the fun and excitement...

Taste of South Pasadena ‘Eats on the Streets’ Event

The Rotary Club of South Pasadena will host its sixth annual "Taste of South Pasadena" on Wednesday, April 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. along the streets of South Pasadena. This community fundraiser is an...

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...
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