A San Marino woman faces charges of causing injuries while evading police and reckless driving after allegedly leading San Marino police officers on a high-speed chase down Huntington Drive on Monday night. Continue reading “SM Woman Arrested After Speedy Chase, Crash”
Susan Jakubowski said she is proud to be part of a community that cares.
In her quest for a City Council seat in November’s election, Jakubowski said she has been able to reaffirm that mantra as she has entered campaign mode.
“It has been so much fun,” she said. “People have been great. They’ve been forthright. As I talk with people in their homes and in the community, they’re aware of the issues and it really pleases me that they care about the same issues that I do.” Continue reading “Jakubowski Relishes Learning From SM Voters”
The city of San Marino is officially open for business on Fridays, after years of adhering to a four-day workweek for most of its departments.
As of last week, City Hall is now open to the public from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7 a.m.-noon on Fridays. Previously, it was open from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and closed altogether to the public on Fridays. Continue reading “New San Marino City Hall Hours Official”
Huntington Middle School faculty, students and parents take a lot of pride in their school’s orchestra. That was perfectly reflected by a documentary created and showcased Friday by two enthusiastic parents.
Georg Eittinger, a master violin maker and restorer, and his wife, Ann, spent the better part of the last year shadowing and documenting HMS orchestra students in their classes, concerts and competitions. They screened the finished product, complete with interviews with students, parents and faculty, last week in the courtyard outside of the Hans Weisshaar’s store that the Eittingers own on Huntington Drive. Continue reading “HMS Orchestra Story Hits Right Notes on Screen”
Well on his way to living in San Marino for four decades, Dr. Hai-Sou Chen said he wants the city to adapt to the changes he’s seen in that time.
A longtime dentist running for a seat on the at-large City Council, Chen said those changes are largely represented by the tearing down of original homes for newer ones and the increasing amount of residential burglaries per year.
“It’s really a legacy for the city,” Chen said. “Architecture is hard to recover. The newcomers often have a different idea than (longtime) residents and the material now is totally different.”
Chen is one of seven candidates for the three open spots on the five-member City Council. The election will be held Nov. 7.
Having previously spent five years on the city’s Design Review Committee, Chen said he’d like to keep the same general style and other guidelines in place if elected to City Council. He wants to maintain a city character that is defined by ornate but not gaudy homes and well-manicured foliage.
In addition to maintaining the city’s charm, Chen said he believes this would have the added benefit of helping fund city operations. Continue reading “Chen Focuses on City Character, Crime”
The proposal for a new home that was considered by members of the Planning Commission to be an affront to the city’s building process was soundly denied at the body’s meeting last week, with several commissioners excoriating the project’s architect.
The project came before the Planning Commission because it required five variances and one conditional use permit, in addition to its three design review actions.
“This really isn’t a ‘try it out’ type of place,” said Commissioner Raymond Cheng, criticizing architect A.C. Lee after he presented the project. “We’re counting on your professionalism when you walk in here.” Continue reading “Plans for Two-Lot Home Denied”
It’ll happen to someone else, but not to them.
That is, at least, what residents Miriam and Raymond Quan admitted they used to think, even though they had a neighbor here in San Marino fall victim to a home burglary four different times.
“Of course, I was wrong,” Raymond Quan said, explaining how the couple had been threatened by burglars twice late last year to a packed audience of fellow residents at Webb Theatre on Monday. “And I can tell you, once you’ve been burglarized, your brain chemistry just changes.”
San Marino Unified School District began this school year with nearly 20 new or promoted faculty members, including a new principal at San Marino High School.
The new hires include a variety of teachers as well as school psychologists and counselors, a speech pathologist, a district-wide school nurse and a new band director at SMHS. Continue reading “SMUSD Welcomes Many New Faces to the Faculty”
Entering its third year at San Marino High School, the Link Crew program is growing in popularity and membership.
In fact, about 100 of the high school’s returning students had their applications to join Link Crew turned away simply because the need was already met. Continue reading “Students Build Strong Links of Friendship”
An off-market home just entered the annals of La Cañada Flintridge history as being the highest recorded home sale of all time in the 91011 ZIP code.
The estate, located at 4110 Woodleigh Lane, recently closed with a $10.5 million price tag, placing it squarely on top of Multiple Listing Service’s list of top-priced LCF homes.
Rachel Ashton, who represented the home’s seller along with Partners Trust colleague Laura Brandt, said the home had previously been listed on the market in 2014. Continue reading “LCF Home Sells for a Record $10.5 Million”