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South Pasadena News and Updates

The Water Division is responding to a water main break on the 400 block of La Tarreza. 20 customers in the area will see a temporary water service interruption as staff works diligently to complete repairs to restore water service. We will continue to keep the community updated on the status of this main break.


The Library is partnering with the South Pasadena Arts Council to present Coffee Table Books Live!, an author talk series that showcases publications about the visual and performing arts. On Wednesday, January 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room, author Tom Peak will talk about The Drawings of Bob Peak, which highlights art created by his father, the renowned illustrator Robert “Bob” Peak. Peak is considered by many to be the father of the contemporary film poster. His iconic artwork for films like West Side StoryCamelotMy Fair LadyApocalypse Now, and six Star Trek motion pictures make up just a small portion of the work he created during his prolific career. Seats can be reserved through the Library’s Eventbrite page by visiting


We Want to Hear From YOU! 💥

The City of South Pasadena is working on improving our communication efforts, website, and implementing best practices to best inform our community on various City happenings and programs.

Please fill out the survey located on the front page of the City’s website:, by scanning the QR code above, or by clicking here!

We thank you in advance. This survey will close on January 24, 2023.


As the region continues to see extreme weather conditions and heavy rainfall, the City of South Pasadena would like to provide our community with a few tools that may assist in navigating safety during this time.

The National Weather Service website provides forecast updates specific to various regions, safety tips, and safety alerts. When visiting the website, type in “South Pasadena, CA” into the green search bar titled “Customize Your”

State highway road closures may be found on the California Department of Transportation’s website. By typing in the highway number that you will be traveling on, you will be able to track current highway conditions in real time.

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services is providing the latest news on shelters available for residents impacted by the storm, and other statewide alerts.

Many cities are also experiencing power outages. To track power outages near you, please visit the Southern California Edison’s Power Outage Awareness Map. In the search bar, type “South Pasadena, CA.”

Stay safe on the roads by:

  • Driving slowly
  • Checking conditions before taking certain routes
  • Ensuring that all of your vehicle’s lights and windshield wipers are working properly
  • Ensuring that your vehicle’s tires are not worn down to avoid skidding or hydroplaning

For any emergencies, please call the South Pasadena Police and Fire Department by dialing 9-1-1.


In observance of the Martin Luther King holiday, all City facilities will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2023. We will resume service Tuesday, January 17, 2023.

Both the South Pasadena Police and Fire Departments 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.


A major storm will bring long lasting and more significant precipitation and wind to the region Wednesday through Thursday, taper off Thursday evening. Winds will be gusty throughout the region. Thunderstorms are also possible Thursday. Likely impacts for the Wednesday – Thursday storm include downed trees and power outages, rocks and debris on roads, significant urban and small stream flooding with impacts to the Thursday morning commute, and the potential for road closures due to flooding.

Flooding Preparation Ideas:

  • Fill and place sandbags in and around areas of your home or business prone to flooding.
  • Have a plumbing service number ready to request assistance with basement pumping and drain clearing as needed.

Gather Emergency Supplies:

  • Gather food, water, and medicine as stores may be closed and roads may be in unsafe conditions.
  • Organize at least three days of supplies including backup batteries and chargers for your devices, warm clothing, and drinking water.
  • Consider having emergency supplies in your vehicle, such as a blanket, warm clothing, a first aid kit, and boots.

For any emergencies, please contact 9-1-1. We encourage you to share this message with your loved ones and neighbors.

The City will continue to put out information as needed to inform our community of conditions.


The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Winter Shelter Program is held annually to protect people experiencing homelessness during the colder months in Los Angeles. Winter Shelters are locate all across the County, and will be operating 24 hours a day this year due to COVID-19. Anyone may call the Winter Shelter Hotline at 2-1-1 for more information and to check availability. More information on the shelters may be found on LAHSA’s website by clicking here.


The new year means new opportunities to be involved! Join a City Board or Commission 🗣

There are currently vacancies in the:
– Community Services Commission
– Cultural Heritage Commission
– Finance Commission
– Library Board of Trustees
– Natural Resources and Environmental Commission
– Planning Commission
– Public Art Commission
– Public Safety Commission

If you have a current application with the City Clerk’s office, please note that those applications are held for 2 years.

Join a City Board or Commission by visiting our website, scanning the QR code, emailing, or visiting the City Clerk’s Office in-person at 1414 Mission Street.