Who Is South Pasadena's Person of the Year?

TIME magazine named President Barack Obama their person of the year. Tell us who you think should win from our town!

Time magazine has named President Barack Obama as their Person of the Year.

The magazine invited votes on 40 candidates, including the president, Gabby Douglas and Kim Jong Un. Other options included The Mars Rover and the Higgs Boson Particle, Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, and Apple CEO Tim Cook. But, the president took the title again four years after he first won the award as president-elect in 2008.

But who cares about the same-old, same-old? Who is South Pasadena’s Person of the Year—the man or woman who, in Timespeak, “most influenced the news this year for better or worse”?

Tell us your nomination in the comments section below!

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henk friezer December 28, 2012 at 10:51 PM
The city (usually the mayor) announces South Pas citizens of the year at the annual Crunchtime Party at the end of the year. The awards are presented at the annual event at the War Memorial building. I know because Ted Shaw and I were the first recipients of the prestigious award. As for the Patch recognition I would like to name two people. First is Jan Arenz a longtime volunteer from St James church, who organizes and runs food bank at her church every Friday, in addition she has been involved in several other activities in the past including volunteering as a tutor at SPMS (though she had no kids attending there), and a numerous other community activities. The other notable person is Bill Glazier, editor of the SP Review newspaper, in addition to his devotion in covering the community, Bill has been active in many other activities in town including the 4th of July event, as well as other volunteerism to many to enumerate. He is well deserving, and does his work without seeking the recognition he deserves.
henk friezer December 28, 2012 at 10:57 PM
after reading my previous comments, I noticed I committed numerous typos, please excuse them. I was just eager to get my nomination in and jumped the gun before proofreading my comments
Donna Evans (Editor) December 28, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Enthusiasm and earnestness trump your grammar snafus, Henk :-)
Mike Ten December 29, 2012 at 03:06 AM
Henk and Donna the award given at the Crunch Party is the South Pasadena Image Award given to those individuals, groups, organizations, or business that projected a positive image of South Pasadena beyond our city borders via regional press, TV, etc....
Marvion December 30, 2012 at 08:02 AM
Me me me.. I am so much more, plz,, give mickwee 10 a kazoo, or a tinhorn for best liberal media fake!
Henk Friezer December 31, 2012 at 07:26 PM
I would like to add to two additional nominees to those I suggested previously. First is city clerk Sally Kilby, who goes way beyond what is expected of a public official. Her hours are not the traditional 9-5, she is seen all over town volunteering her services at many events and activities. The popular Kilby has been involved in numerous outside activities since her arrival in South Pas. i am surer most SP residents and officials will concur with my choice. The other is a man who also donates his time liberally, Dave Jontz, he works Tiger Bingo (though he has no one attending the school) he performs in the annual Messiah at Christmas, works with SPTOR float, tends bar at special events, and the list goes on. He is deserving of accolades. Attaboy Dave!


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