SM Home Delayed a Second Time Amid Size, Style Concerns

The vote on a home proposal was delayed a second time by mutual agreement, but the Design Review Committee appeared to be slowly warming up to its design.
Its neighbors, who helped to compose the audience at the April 5 meeting, remained unenthusiastic about the proposal, however. The design under consideration is a two-story Cape Cod style home with an attached one-car garage and detached two-car garage at 1541 Euston Road. Continue reading “SM Home Delayed a Second Time Amid Size, Style Concerns”

San Marino Woman Being Treated After Car Pins Her

A 51-year-old San Marino woman has had numerous surgeries at Huntington Memorial Hospital after being struck and pinned by a car in town last week.
At 2:50 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, as the woman was using an ATM at Chase Bank on Huntington Drive, a 69-year-old Pasadena woman was parking in front of the bank when she struck another car and mistakenly pressed her car’s accelerator instead of its brakes. Her car jumped the curb and pinned the San Marino woman to the ATM by her legs. Continue reading “San Marino Woman Being Treated After Car Pins Her”

Passion for Mustangs Still Roaring After 53 Years

Photos by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK These three classic Ford Mustangs are just a few of many meticulously restored by San Marino resident Dale Pederson throughout his life. He fell in love with the car when Ford first unveiled it in 1964.
Photos by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
These three classic Ford Mustangs are just a few of many meticulously restored by San Marino resident Dale Pederson throughout his life. He fell in love with the car when Ford first unveiled it in 1964.

Nearly 53 years ago, Dale Pederson bore witness to the birth of one of the most storied models of automobile and also the birth of a passion that continues to this day. Continue reading “Passion for Mustangs Still Roaring After 53 Years”

SMPD Fills Vacancies; Hires Officers, Dispatcher

Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK Flanking Police Chief John Incontro are dispatcher Ana Alattore-Rivera (from left), officer Eric De Lira, officer Thomas D’Alessandro Jr. and officer William Live, all new hires to the San Marino Police Department.
Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
Flanking Police Chief John Incontro are dispatcher Ana Alattore-Rivera (from left), officer Eric De Lira, officer Thomas D’Alessandro Jr. and officer William Live, all new hires to the San Marino Police Department.

Four new employees were added to the San Marino Police Department and they were formally pinned before the City Council.
New to the force are officers Thomas D’Alessandro Jr., Eric De Lira and William Liev, and also dispatcher Ana Alattore-Rivera. Police Chief John Incontro announced the hires at the March 31 City Council meeting, after which each received his or her department pins from family members. Continue reading “SMPD Fills Vacancies; Hires Officers, Dispatcher”

San Marino Household Income Among Top 100 in U.S.

With an average household income of $207,276, San Marino was among 22 California cities — including six in Los Angeles County — listed in America’s 100 Richest Places, compiled annually by Bloomberg.

Source: America’s 100 Richest Places, Bloomberg
Source: America’s 100 Richest Places, Bloomberg

The list, published late last month, posted San Marino as No. 78 in the country. For California, it placed No. 18 and in L.A. County, it was No. 5. Bloomberg based its rankings on inflation-adjusted average household incomes in 2015 in all cities with populations greater than 2,000 residents. Continue reading “San Marino Household Income Among Top 100 in U.S.”

Trombley Steps Down as Huntington President

Laura Trombley
Laura Trombley

The Huntington Library’s President Laura Trombley has resigned from the position as of March 28, effective immediately, according to a press release from the library’s board of trustees.
Trombley, who was tapped as president of the Huntington Library in 2015, is stepping down to immediately begin a book-length study on Mark Twain after winning the Louis J. Budd Award for outstanding contributions in the Field of Twain Scholarship, the board said in the statement. Continue reading “Trombley Steps Down as Huntington President”

Two Throw Hats in Ring for SM City Council

With San Marino’s November election slowly but surely coming, two from the community have formally announced their candidacy for what will be three vacancies on the City Council.
Susan Jakubowski, vice chair of the city’s Planning Commission, and Calvin Lo, an alternate on the city’s Traffic Advisory Commission, have begun campaigning for the City Council election. Continue reading “Two Throw Hats in Ring for SM City Council”

San Marino Home Demolition Plan Retains Narrow Approval

Despite protests from residents, the San Marino City Council will continue to allow a home at 1470 Virginia Road to be demolished.
Petitioners tried a second time to save the home at last week’s City Council meeting, where the body was voting on resolutions to uphold its findings regarding the project in January. Council members had, in January, voted 3-2 to both deny a petition that would have designated the home as a local historical landmark and to deny an appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision approving the demolition. Continue reading “San Marino Home Demolition Plan Retains Narrow Approval”

HMS Science Olympiad Club Looking at State Competition

Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK Members of the Huntington Middle School Science Olympiad team pose with the medals they earned from the regional competition. Angelina Yung (front row, from left), Chelsea An, Sandra Chai, Cynthia Wong, Suzanne Nitta, Felix Chao, Alina Champon and Audrey Jung. Back: Elaine Cheng, Claire Wang, Amelia Kung, Ellen Ma, Alisa Quon, Joey David, Aaron Lee and Victor Charle.
Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
Members of the Huntington Middle School Science Olympiad team pose with the medals they earned from the regional competition. Angelina Yung (front row, from left), Chelsea An, Sandra Chai, Cynthia Wong, Suzanne Nitta, Felix Chao, Alina Champon and Audrey Jung. Back: Elaine Cheng, Claire Wang, Amelia Kung, Ellen Ma, Alisa Quon, Joey David, Aaron Lee and Victor Charle.

It was nearly a month removed from competition in which Huntington Middle School’s Science Olympiad club collectively placed second at regionals, and the kids were for the first time rocking their medals they had earned. Continue reading “HMS Science Olympiad Club Looking at State Competition”

Rotary’s Former Ambassador Speaks on White House Service

Photo by Larissa Althouse / OUTLOOK Katarina Mayers, who is flanked by parents Xandro and Bernadette Mayers, spoke to the Rotary Club of San Marino about her experience as a White House intern and President Barack Obama-appointee.
Photo by Larissa Althouse / OUTLOOK
Katarina Mayers, who is flanked by parents Xandro and Bernadette Mayers, spoke to the Rotary Club of San Marino about her experience as a White House intern and President Barack Obama-appointee.

For its 39th annual Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Luncheon, the Rotary Club of San Marino called upon its own ambassador, of sorts, to deliver the keynote address.
And Katarina Mayers, a 2007 graduate of San Marino High School, delivered, giving what amounted to a “thank you” to the Rotary Club for helping to facilitate her post-high school journey that eventually made her an appointee in former President Barack Obama’s administration. Continue reading “Rotary’s Former Ambassador Speaks on White House Service”