ON LOCATION: San Marino Always Ready for Its Close-Up

The following was written by John Gregory, Special to The Outlook

Imagine owning a huge yard with landscape and construction specialists who can create a bridge on which lovers dance and sing, an oak forest for vehicles to crash into, space for a huge Easter egg roll, a couple hundred children painting and sketching, and enough room to roam for ostriches, a zebra, a giraffe and baby elephants. Continue reading “ON LOCATION: San Marino Always Ready for Its Close-Up”

Old Mill is Horticultural Gem, Thanks to the Diggers

The following was written by Saira Singh, special to the Outlook.
The recent sweltering summer mornings have not deterred the Diggers, a garden club whose devoted members make certain the grounds of San Marino’s Old Mill are well tended throughout the year.
A nonprofit organization founded in 1924, the club includes approximately 30 active women members who oversee maintenance of the historic building’s landscape. Continue reading “Old Mill is Horticultural Gem, Thanks to the Diggers”

Free Animal Doctor Nonprofit Helps Pets Get Vet Care

The following was written by Sydney Chun, special to the Outlook

Holly Green’s dog, Willy, is blind in both eyes and had a painful glaucoma in one eye, so she took him to get the eye removed. However, she didn’t have the $1,000 to pay for surgery, anesthesia and bloodwork, so she reached out to Ryan Boyd at Free Animal Doctor for assistance. Continue reading “Free Animal Doctor Nonprofit Helps Pets Get Vet Care”

Valentine 5th Grader Proves to Be a Real Bookworm

The following was written by Sydney Chun, special to the Outlook.

William Velayos, a 5th-grader at Valentine Elementary read 110 books over the course of the past school year, breaking the previous school record of 102. Fifth-grade students at Valentine Elementary can earn a certificate for reading 20 books, or a trophy for reading 30. Velayos went above and beyond, especially considering that students who read more than 50 books receive the same reward as those who read exactly 50. Continue reading “Valentine 5th Grader Proves to Be a Real Bookworm”

Celebrity Coaches Host Football, Dance Camp

The following was written by Avery Yang, special to the Outlook.

During a lull in the activities that Soul Glow’s second annual Football and Dance Camp put in place, a young camper walked up to Ramses Barden — Super Bowl champion, 2004 Flintridge Prep graduate and host of the camp — and without saying a word, crouched down, grabbed hold of his leg and would not let go. Continue reading “Celebrity Coaches Host Football, Dance Camp”

Registration for Fall Parent Education Classes Now Open

The following was written by Katherine Loevinger, special to the Outlook

Registration for La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education Fall Program is now open. Entering its 38th year, Parent Ed offers 14 classes for parents of children ages 0-18 that provide education, friendship and sustenance. Classes meet weekly from September through May and attract approximately 400 participants from 22 cities. “Classes fill up fast, so don’t wait to register,” a spokeswoman said. Continue reading “Registration for Fall Parent Education Classes Now Open”

Local Girls Visit ‘Other’ San Marino on Vacation

By Sage Murthy and Jamie Haenisch
Special to the Outlook

Editor’s note: Sage Murthy and Jamie Haenisch of San Marino, 5th-graders at Valentine Elementary School, visited the Republic of San Marino on a trip to Europe with their families last summer. The girls wrote an article about their experience, which the Outlook is pleased to publish.

Did you know that there’s another San Marino out there? Well, there is. In the middle of Italy, there is a small country called San Marino. In fact, our city is named after it. That’s why we made it a point to visit San Marino this past summer when we were in Italy. Continue reading “Local Girls Visit ‘Other’ San Marino on Vacation”