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South Pasadena News and Updates

A weather pattern change will bring rain and snow back to southwest California this week, especially Thursday and Friday, with a chance of continuing over the weekend. Rain totals Wednesday through the weekend may range from 2 to 4 inches. Gusty winds are likely preceding the precipitation, with and coasts and valleys reaching 35-55 mph. High temperatures will be 10-20 degrees below normal.  Expect showers and thunderstorms on Saturday. Clearing on Sunday.​ Be weather-Ready by checking NWS forecasts, and prepare for possible road closures. Due to the strong winds, downed trees and power lines are possible. Take protective actions for plants and pets due to the very cold weather. 


With upcoming rain this weekend, the City of South Pasadena would like to remind the community that resources are available for people experiencing homelessness during Los Angeles’s colder months. Winter Shelters are located all across the County, and will be operating 24 hours a day this year due to COVID‑19. Below is a chart of shelter locations and their addresses. From any device, you may call 2-1-1 or 1-800-548-6047 for quick service. Transportation services are also available by calling 2-1-1. For more information, please click here.


Help us celebrate South Pasadena’s 135th Birthday by sending us a video! Residents, businesses, and visitors are welcome to join!

How to participate:

1. Take a video of yourself (or a group) saying, “Happy Birthday South Pasadena!”

2. Submit video to with the Subject Line: 135th Birthday Video. Videos should be sent by February 28, 2023!

  • If you use your smart phone to take a video, please consider flipping your phone horizontally to get the best quality

3. Stay tuned for a fun video across all City social media accounts.

Looking forward to seeing your video submissions!


Please join us! The Community Development Department is hosting a Community Meeting on the unoccupied Caltrans properties tomorrow from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the War Memorial Building located at 435 Fair Oaks Avenue.

Hear updates on the due diligence process, learn about potential policy options, and share your input to staff. For any questions, contact the City’s Housing Division by calling (626) 372-8755 or email


We are looking for some enthusiastic librarians with a real commitment to serving the public to join our team! Our substitute librarians cover the adult and/or children’s reference desks during some of the 58 hours per week we are open to the public. Substitute librarians may work up to 18 hours per week.

Click here to view the job description and apply.


We are excited to share the launch of the Social Services Resource Guide! This guide is in all-in-one document to provide the South Pasadena community with resources to improve the quality of life for those in need. Check it out on our website by clicking here or by scanning the QR Code. For any questions, please contact Assistant to the City Manager, Tamara Binns, by emailing or calling (626) 403-7213.


In observance of Presidents Day, all City facilities will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2023. We will resume service Tuesday, February 21, 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.


The Library is hiring a part-time clerk to perform administrative assistant duties in the Library Administration Division, up to 18 hours per week. We are looking for someone with strong customer service and organizational skills! To apply, scan the QR code or click here.


South Pasadena has served as a filming location for many famous features. From Victor Fleming’s Gone with the Wind (1939) to John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978), South Pasadena is entrenched in Hollywood history. In celebration of our cinematic city, the South Pasadena Public Library is hosting a special screening of Paul Powell’s 1920 silent film Pollyanna on Saturday, February 25th, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room, located at 1115 El Centro Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030. Pollyanna stars silent screen legend Mary Pickford in the titular role of Pollyanna Whittier, an orphan determined to see the positive in any bad situation. Dean Ghaffari will introduce the film, and Michael D. Mortilla will provide the live piano accompaniment.