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May 23, 1985
For the first time in seven years, the South Pasadena Library will open on a Friday. The library has been closed on Fridays since 1978, when property tax cutbacks under Proposition 13 forced the city to cut expenses. A $28,000 increase in funding by the city allowed the library to hire more staff members to open an extra day, Librarian Jean Jones said. The hours on Friday will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 3, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been hospitalized in Mexico City, the Associated Press reports . The author, known colloquially as Gabo, is 87 years old. According to some news sources, Garcia Marquez has been hospitalized with pneumonia. His family has asked that no details of his condition be released. He last made a public appearance on March 6, his 87th birthday, outside his Mexico City home. The president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, wished Gabo "a speedy recovery" on his Twitter feed.
June 12, 2011
Location: 255 Hillside Road, South Pasadena 91030 Asking price: $4.85 million Previous sales price: $2,805,000 in 2004 Size: Main house has eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms in about 6,920 square feet. Guest house has one bedroom and one bathroom, in about 670 square feet. Lot size: 0.61 of an acre Additional features: Playroom with stage and miniature stage door hidden behind a sliding bookcase, integrated sound system, butler's pantry, outdoor living room with fireplace, gated entry, motor court, four-car garage, attached barn-style storage rooms Around the neighborhood: In the first quarter, 26 single-family homes sold in the 91030 ZIP Code at a median price of $790,000, according to DataQuick.
April 2, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Book 'Em Mysteries in South Pasadena will close its doors April 30 after 24 years in business. On Tuesday it began its going-out-of-business sale, marking down the remaining 7,000 books in stock. The furniture and fixtures are also for sale. Mary Riley and Barry Martin were married to other people when they teamed up to open the shop in 1990. After each of their spouses passed away, Riley and Martin became a couple themselves. They lived together for 15 years before getting married.
August 26, 2013 | By Jason Wells
The 110 Freeway in South Pasadena will be closed overnight Monday into Tuesday as crews replace a concrete slab. The 110 Freeway will be closed from 11 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday between Glenarm Street and Orange Grove Avenue, according to the California Department of Transportation. Ramps within the affected area will also be closed. During the closure, crews will be working on an $800,000 project to replace a concrete slab, according to Caltrans. Detours will be in place throughout the closure area.
November 30, 1989
Members of the Lions Club International in Taipei, Taiwan, have donated about 700 Chinese books to the South Pasadena Library. "The books have been circulating like crazy," children's librarian Maida Wong said. The Chinese-American Club of South Pasadena helped to arrange the donation, according to Lisa Yang, one of the club's directors. The Lions gave the Chinese-American Club about 2,000 books, and the group donated some of the fiction, nonfiction and children's books to the library.
June 21, 2013
Every once in a while, a house comes along that prompts us to rethink how we cover home design. The Sobieski house in South Pasadena is one of those houses: a series of rooms for an art-loving family that looks and functions like separate buildings -- a sort of artist colony in miniature that pushes the concept of indoor-outdoor living. Our conundrum: How can we best show readers how the design by the architecture firm Koning Eizenberg unfolds? The answer comes in our Sobieski house package : an interactive map from the Times graphics staff, specifically Lorena Iniguez Elebee and Tia Lai, whose schematic shows where Times photographer Ricardo DeAratanha was standing when he got various shots.
June 3, 1990
South Pasadena has been placed on the 1990 list of America's 11 most endangered historic places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The planned completion of the Long Beach (710) Freeway through South Pasadena would cut through five National Register historic districts and destroy 1,500 houses, the Washington-based organization said. The other 10 places on the list: Antietam National Battlefield Park, Maryland; Columbus Landing Site, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands; Deadwood (S.D.
September 27, 1990
Although the City Council reaffirmed last week its commitment to block a 710 Freeway connector, some residents suggested it is time for the city to make the best of the inevitable. "The City Council finds it inconceivable that any freeway connector can be designed that would be acceptable to us and to our neighbors," a council statement read. It urged independent consultants to "develop the existing network of thoroughfares" to relieve traffic.
April 1, 2014 | By Jason La
Karol Franks photographed wisteria flowers hanging from an adobe building near her home in the South Pasadena area Feb. 26. " The wisteria vine is very old and twisted and produces fabulous blooms every spring," Franks said. Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our  Flickr page  or  reader submission gallery .  Follow us on Twitter  or visit  for more on this photo series.
April 1, 2014 | By Lisa Boone
Spring is the season for garden tours, and Southern California has an abundance of them. Here is a selection of 2014 spring tours to mark on your calendar. Be sure to check organizers' websites for more information and updates because some events sell out. Most are rain-or-shine. April 5-6: More than 40 gardens in the Los Angeles region are featured in the annual self-guided tour organized by the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Members $15, nonmembers $20. (818)
February 25, 2014 | By Eric Maddy
BOYS' SOCCER SOUTHERN SECTION DIVISION 1 Second round, Tuesday Loyola 3, West Torrance 0 Santa Margarita 2, Santa Barbara 1 Aliso Niguel 0, Crespi 0 (Aliso Niguel advances on penalties, 3-1) Servite 3, Redondo 0 San Clemente 3, Claremont 1 St. John Bosco 3, Millikan 0 Palos Verdes 3, Dos Pueblos 0 Edison 2, Long Beach Cabrillo 1 (OT)   Quarterfinals, Thursday, 3 p.m. #1 Loyola at Santa Margarita Aliso Niguel at #4 Servite #3 San Clemente at St. John Bosco Palos Verdes at #2 Edison     DIVISION 2 Second round, Tuesday Royal 3, King 1 Bloomington 5, Upland 1 Warren 2, Alta Loma 1 Corona Centennial 2, Santa Ana 1 Simi Valley 2, Fullerton 1 Corona 4, Fontana 3 Colton 2, Paramount 1 Esperanza 2, Bell Gardens 1 (OT)
January 30, 2014 | Matt Cooper
Miwa Matreyek makes more animated magic with "This World Made Itself" at REDCAT, Mike Daisey explores "American Utopias" at Royce Hall, and Christopher Durang channels Chekov in "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at the Taper. China: The Whole Enchilada West Coast premiere of Mark Brown's comedy musical that condenses 5,000 years of Chinese history. Sacred Fools Theater, 660 N. Heliotrope Drive, Hollywood. Tue.-Wed., 8 p.m.; ends March 12. $15. (310) 281-8337. Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera Concert staging of this musical about the infamous figure-skating rivalry.
January 23, 2014 | By David Karp
The revamped Glendale farmers market launched Jan. 9 in a new location with an expanded and upgraded roster. Founded in 1992, it was formerly on Brand Boulevard, sponsored by the city, and managed by Christopher Nyerges, who also operates a School of Self-Reliance that teaches wilderness survival skills. Last year, the Downtown Glendale Assn. , a merchants and property owners group, took over the market, and this month hired a new manager, Carole Gallegos, who directs the successful Encino and South Pasadena farmers markets.
January 4, 2014 | By Laura J. Nelson
A man was killed Saturday by a Metro Gold Line train in South Pasadena after he did not move from the path of the oncoming train, officials said. About 4:10 p.m., a Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority train operator saw a pedestrian inside a crosswalk that overlaps the Gold Line tracks, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Sergio Flores told The Times.  The train driver sounded his horn, but the pedestrian did not move away in time.  The victim was standing at the intersection of Monterey Road and Pasadena Avenue, inside the mechanical arms that lower as a train approaches, Flores said.
December 1, 2013 | STEVE LOPEZ
You could say she was a waitress, but that doesn't begin to cover it. You could say she was a reliable employee, good colleague and devoted family member, but that doesn't paint the whole picture, either. The world changes around us. It becomes less recognizable and more complicated, and sometimes we need the comfort of something constant, or the touch of someone who connects us to our own history. For countless customers at Shakers in South Pasadena, for more than four decades, Margaret Mc- Whorter was that person.
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