Robert Alan Elftman Sr. – 1953-2021 – Obituary

Robert Alan Elftman Sr.

Bob Elftman was born on July 29, 1953 in Pasadena, California. He lived with his parents, George William (Bill) and Elizabeth Elftman, and his brother William Leigh (Bill) in San Marino. He shared memories of many memorable trips with his family. As he grew up, Bob also enjoyed Boy Scouting, camping and working at Summer Camp O’Ongo, in Running Springs, California. Bob graduated from San Marino High School in 1971 and then continued his studies at Pasadena City College. He enjoyed PCC very much, graduating in 1973. After receiving his Associates of Arts degree, he went to USC where he joined the Chi Phi Fraternity. He graduated in 1975 with a BA in history.
Bob and wife, Susan, met while attending USC and they were married in 1979 and moved to La Cañada Flintridge in 1992. Continue reading “Robert Alan Elftman Sr. – 1953-2021 – Obituary”

Fighting Pandemic ‘What We Signed Up For’

San Marino resident Dr. Madhu Anvekar, second from right, leads Huntington Hospital’s medical and administrative response to the COVID pandemic. Dhilan Anvekar (from left), Dr. Alexis Anvekar, Jayan Anvekar, Dr. Madhu Anvekar and Leela Anvekar.

These days, Dr. Madhu Anvekar spends about as much time at Huntington Hospital as he does in his San Marino home.
Even when he is able to get a few hours away from the hospital, that doesn’t mean he can spend substantial time with his family.
“Actually, this last week is the first time in quite a while that I have been able to see them,” said Anvekar, as he prepared for another in an endless line of shifts.
Trained in internal medicine, Anvekar is director of the hospital medicine program at Huntington, where he and his team of 12 are charged with caring for every COVID-19 patient in the hospital, excepting those in the intensive care unit. Concurrently, he serves on the COVID-19 response team, assisting in devising strategies to implement the massive administrative changes and planning necessary to address the pandemic. Continue reading “Fighting Pandemic ‘What We Signed Up For’”

Crisis Inspires Creativity for Two SMHS Grads

San Marino High School alumnae Serena Wang and Britney Yip collaborated on an app that allows for instant access to the latest information on COVID-19.

Back in her San Marino home due to COVID-19, Serena Wang was tired of sitting around doing the proverbial “nothing” once her online classes were over for the day.
A 2017 graduate of San Marino High School and junior at Johns Hopkins University, Wang responded to a challenge, literally, to assist during the pandemic. Her father, a healthcare worker, was struggling in the early days of the crisis to find sufficient personal protection equipment and Wang wanted to get moving. Continue reading “Crisis Inspires Creativity for Two SMHS Grads”

San Marino Schools Foundation Showcases Students’ Pure Imagination

San Marino students are pictured above on Zoom while performing a song from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” The Schools Foundation, which helps fund many programs in SMUSD, is in the midst of a fundraising campaign which ends May 12.

By James Lau
Special to The Tribune

Spring Break during the COVID-19 pandemic meant staying at home.
For nearly 80 middle and high school students, they chose to dedicate that time to learning, practicing and virtually performing “Pure Imagination” from “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Continue reading “San Marino Schools Foundation Showcases Students’ Pure Imagination”

SMHS’ ‘Peter Pan’ Production Ready to Fly

Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
Standing in front of the pirate ship on set, San Marino High School students Peyton Talt, Rae Bear, Talia Green, Logan Wing and Andy Nguyen are gearing up for the drama program’s presentation of “Peter Pan,” which starts next week.

San Marino High School senior Talia Green said she vividly remembers attending one of the school’s student performances of “Peter Pan” 10 years ago. Continue reading “SMHS’ ‘Peter Pan’ Production Ready to Fly”