City Hall Scoop

South Pasadena News and Updates

Welcome to the City Hall Scoop, a blog from South Pasadena City Hall. Our intention is to provide short daily bursts on hyper-local topics of interest to our residents! Please send suggestions for articles to: SocialMedia@southpasadenaca.gov.

3/28/2022

Happy Thanksgiving from the City of South Pasadena! We wish our community a day filled with love and making memories.

As a friendly reminder, City hall and facilities will be closed today in observance of the holiday.

11/24/22

The Friends of the Library Annual Holiday Book Sale will take place in the Library Community Room (1115 El Centro St.) Friday, December 9th through Sunday, December 11th.  The sale features high quality gently used books collected throughout the year, a special silent auction on Friday night, five local artisans selling their wares on Sunday, and complimentary gift wrapping while supplies last. Proceeds benefit the non-profit Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library whose mission is to raise money and public awareness in the community to support the services and programs of the library.

SALE HOURS

Friday, December 9
5:00-6:00 p.m. – early access for Friends of the Library members. Memberships can be purchased online or at the door.
6:00-8:00 p.m. – open to the general public

Saturday, December 10
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 11
1:00-4:00 p.m.

SUNDAY ARTISANS

Cyndi Bemel – Art Cards
Leslie Rosario – Wrapped Pendants
Jeannie Joe – Upcycled Accessories
David Silverman – Ceramics
Vanora Savig – Recycled Fabric Arts
Community Garden – Indigo Tie Dye

11/22/22

In observance of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the following closures will be taking place:

  • City Hall and facilities including the Recreation and Senior Center will be closed from November 23 to November 25, 2022.
  • The Public Library will be closed from November 24 – 25, 2022. The Library will be open from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 23, 2022.

The South Pasadena Police and Fire Department will have staff available to assist the public. For non-emergency assistance, you may contact the Police Department at (626) 403-7270, while the Fire Department can be reached at (626) 403-7300.

11/22/22

This year, the City worked closely with our partners at the Pasadena Humane Society to conduct outreach on pet adoptions by inviting the agency to come to our City Council Meetings bi-monthly, and present a pet available for adoption.

Today, we would like to share a very special story to our community. Sugar (shown in the photo) was found in South Pasadena on October 19, 2022 during our City Council meeting that night. She is a sweet, loving, and playful dog who was found running around the City.

To learn more about Sugar and other pets available for adoption, please contact the Pasadena Humane Society by calling (626) 792-7151.

11/16/22

The following overnight parking exemptions will take place for the Thanksgiving Holiday:

  • Monday, November 21, 2022 at 2:00 AM through Monday, November 28 at 6:00 AM.

Parking exemptions for the Winter Holidays will also be posted in the coming weeks. We wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!

11/16/22

In observance of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the following closures will be taking place:

  • City Hall and facilities including the Recreation and Senior Center will be closed from November 23 to November 25, 2022.
  • The Public Library will be closed from November 24 – 25, 2022. The Library will be open from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 23, 2022.

The South Pasadena Police and Fire Department will have staff available to assist the public. For non-emergency assistance, you may contact the Police Department at (626) 403-7270, while the Fire Department can be reached at (626) 403-7300.

11/15/22

Join South Pasadena Sustainability at the South Pasadena Nature Park on November 19 from 10 AM to 11:30 AM. This is a free event hosted by Los Angeles County Public Works. At this FREE workshop, you will learn the basic techniques of backyard composting, worm composting, water-wise gardening, and edible gardening. No reservations are needed. After the workshop, there will be discounted compost bins available for purchase!

This month, the Nature Park Volunteer Day (9 AM – noon) will be occurring on the same day! There will be an opportunity to participate in both events.

Where: Parking and entrance to the park are on 100 block of Pasadena Avenue in South Pasadena, east of York Street Bridge. The workshop will be held in the park on the eastern side near the golf course driving range and the bicycle/pedestrian path. 


Be sure to wear your comfortable gardening attire! We look forward to seeing you there!

11/14/22

A federal grant is providing the opportunity to upgrade traffic signals on Fair Oaks Avenue between Columbia Street and Huntington Drive. Concurrent with traffic signal improvements will be opportunities to improve curb ramps, sidewalks, and crosswalks to provide ADA compliance and improve pedestrian safety, median nose reconstruction where needed, and pedestrian detection devices along Fair Oaks Avenue.

Possible Improvements on Fair Oaks Avenue include:

  1. Bulb-out modifications
  2. Median nose modifications
  3. Fiber Optic Connection to the Public Works Office

Provide feedback by attending the November 15, 2022 Mobility and Transportation Infrastructure Commission Meeting (MTIC) at 6:30 PM at the City Council Chambers, located at 1424 Mission Street. You may also visit the MTIC website for additional outreach meetings and surveys.

11/9/22

Reminder to attend the City’s first annual Social Services and Justice Forum tomorrow evening at 4:00 P.M.

Join City staff, partner agencies, providers, and community groups for this insightful event filled with resources and information. For any questions, contact Assistant to the City Manager, Tamara Binns by emailing Tbinns@southpasadenaca.gov.

11/8/22