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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1995
Jack's back, but he is not welcome in South Pasadena, say some residents. Neighbors of a proposed site for a new Jack-in-the-Box restaurant say the fast-food joint is inconsistent with a city known for its historic craftsman homes and tree-lined avenues. The controversy over the 60-seat eatery planned for the corner of Fair Oaks Avenue and State Street escalated Monday when the company won the approval of the city Planning Commission.
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October 3, 2000 | MORRIS NEWMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Developer Michael Dieden is creating a village at the Blue Line station in South Pasadena, even though the first train won't pull in for three more years. At the depot site on Mission Street he plans to build a market and cafe, condos, artists' lofts and scads of parking for commuters and shoppers. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has pledged $2.6-million to build a garage. The state of California has promised $1.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1996 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's the church in South Pasadena. With a 5,000-plus member congregation that includes four former mayors, Holy Family Church is the most powerful political force in this small town. But in its quest to expand its parochial school, the church has run into the most powerful movement in town--South Pasadena's determined efforts to preserve the past.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1998 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For years, the neighbors have referred to the sagging derelict of a house as the Nightmare on Berkshire Avenue. But now the once-elegant, 1920s Spanish Revival-style home--one of hundreds that have fallen into disrepair while debate rages over whether to extend the Long Beach Freeway through South Pasadena--may be restored to its former beauty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1998
This could be the last year moviegoers will be able to watch films from the balcony of the landmark Rialto Theatre after the City Council rejected a challenge to a plan to add four smaller screens to the balcony area. Assistant City Manager Anne McIntosh said the council's unanimous vote last week to reject an appeal by former Mayor Robert Wagner removed the last obstacle to renovation plans for the 72-year-old Spanish Baroque theater.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1997
After seven years of debate and discussion, South Pasadena officials next week will unveil a draft of a General Plan that will shape land use in the San Gabriel Valley city. The plan will receive its first public viewing at a community workshop in the library. "This plan will set in place the policy that will guide the city's land-use decisions for many years to come. It sets priorities for the city," City Manager Sean Joyce said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1992
South Pasadena opponents of extending the Long Beach Freeway from Alhambra to Pasadena called it an "April Fool's Day" joke when state transportation planners on Wednesday released an environmental impact statement that favors the 6.2-mile roadway proposal. Getting their first look at the three-inch thick, two-volume environmental study, approved by federal highway officials March 2, opponents and supporters of the project said it confirmed their positions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1992
Why has the Ram organization, from top management to the players, become so inept? Because Georgia Frontiere and John Shaw do not understand football. The Rams will continue to be losers until Georgia sells them or complete control is turned over to someone who understands football. John Shaw will never be that person. Will such control be given to Chuck Knox, someone who does understand football? Stay tuned. MARK SUTTON Walnut
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1992 | BERKLEY HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Confirming an assertion by state officials last week, the top federal highway official for California on Tuesday guardedly voiced his support for completion of the controversial Long Beach Freeway through South Pasadena and Alhambra. "We're generally supportive of what Caltrans is recommending," said Roger Borg, head of the Federal Highway Administration's California division. "We don't have any reservations at this point."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1989 | BERKLEY HUDSON, Times Staff Writer
Within earshot of where state transportation officials want eight lanes of Long Beach Freeway traffic to wind through South Pasadena, preservationists and city officials on Sunday hoisted a white flag with blue letters bearing the message: "South Pasadena: One of America's Most Endangered Places."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1998
This could be the last year moviegoers will be able to watch films from the balcony of the landmark Rialto Theatre after the City Council rejected a challenge to a plan to add four smaller screens to the balcony area. Assistant City Manager Anne McIntosh said the council's unanimous vote last week to reject an appeal by former Mayor Robert Wagner removed the last obstacle to renovation plans for the 72-year-old Spanish Baroque theater.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1997 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The landmark Rialto Theatre in South Pasadena has survived the death of vaudeville, two fires and even the threat of becoming a parking lot. Now, the owner of the Spanish Baroque-style theater--with a balcony known for its creaky wooden floor and a red velvet curtain that still swoops across the single, giant screen--is hoping to give the 72-year-old theater a new lease on life as a five-screen multiplex. Landmark Theatre Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1997
After seven years of debate and discussion, South Pasadena officials next week will unveil a draft of a General Plan that will shape land use in the San Gabriel Valley city. The plan will receive its first public viewing at a community workshop in the library. "This plan will set in place the policy that will guide the city's land-use decisions for many years to come. It sets priorities for the city," City Manager Sean Joyce said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1997
A compromise has been reached between Holy Family Church leaders and their South Pasadena neighbors, settling a divisive fight over church plans to rebuild the school and other buildings. For two years, Ramona Avenue residents have clashed with the 5,000-member church over plans to expand the church's school by replacing four buildings on the street of tidy Craftsman-style houses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1996
It will be at least another year before any new drive-through fast-food restaurants and takeout eateries open in South Pasadena. The City Council late Wednesday extended a moratorium for 12 months on everything from mom-and-pop hamburger joints to franchise restaurants. Citing fears that fast-food outlets erode the character of the small town and escalate traffic problems along its main corridors, the council unanimously renewed the nearly year-old moratorium.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1996 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's the church in South Pasadena. With a 5,000-plus member congregation that includes four former mayors, Holy Family Church is the most powerful political force in this small town. But in its quest to expand its parochial school, the church has run into the most powerful movement in town--South Pasadena's determined efforts to preserve the past.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1992 | BERKLEY HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Opponents of the Long Beach Freeway extension called Thursday for state and federal transportation officials to submit to mediation on the controversial project designed to solve traffic congestion in the western San Gabriel Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1990 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State lawmakers representing surrounding communities pleaded with the California Transportation Commission on Thursday to settle a 30-year controversy by approving extension of the Long Beach Freeway through South Pasadena. Sens. Newton Russell (R-Glendale) and Charles Calderon (D-Whittier) urged the panel to overrule the objections of the city of South Pasadena and use revenues from a 5-cents per gallon gasoline tax increase to help close the 6.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1996
Several South Pasadena residents are angry over a proposal to use a zoning regulation that had been virtually ignored for more than 30 years. When owners of a Fair Oaks Avenue shopping center proposed tearing down an apartment building at 701 Brent Ave. to put up a two-tier parking garage, some nearby property owners said they were shocked to learn that the company has that right.
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