The first draft of an ordinance to create a procedure for ensuring contractors doing work in San Marino are qualified to detect and abate lead-based paint was tabled last week, but the City Council expects it to return with more ammo in the chamber. Continue reading “Lead Certification Ordinance Tabled for Fine Tuning”
Factoring in all major expenses and cost consolidations, the proposed budget for San Marino’s forthcoming fiscal year seems to be on the right course, with not only a balanced sheet but also the hopeful boost to the reserve fund balance. Continue reading “City Proposes Balanced Budget for New Fiscal Year”
He will be gone, but not a ghost, and he certainly won’t be forgotten.
Steve Dorsey, a partner with Richards, Watson and Gershon Attorneys at Law, has formally resigned as the city attorney for San Marino. Dorsey, who grew up here and continues to live here, had served his hometown since May 14, 1986.
“I know I was not thinking 31 years ahead to tonight,” Dorsey said, reflecting on his appointment at the Wednesday, May 10, City Council meeting, “but I do recall how excited I was at the opportunity to represent the city that my family had chosen to call home. That excitement has proven to be well-founded.”
Steve Flower will take over as city attorney. Continue reading “Officials Honor Outgoing Longtime City Attorney”
After the groundbreaking ceremony on June 5, Incotechnic Inc. will begin moving equipment onsite near Huntington Middle School to begin demolition of what has served as the school’s gym for what most community members agree is too long. Continue reading “Timetable Set for New HMS Gym”
With 37 CIF Southern Section championships between the boys and girls programs, San Marino High School tennis players are well known for their talents on the court, but the United States Tennis Association recognizes a few Titans for a different trait. Continue reading “SM Tennis Champs Picked for Character On and Off the Court”
This year’s crop of San Marino High School graduates will be rolling the dice after they collect their diplomas, but it’ll be within the confines of a game of Monopoly. Continue reading “SMHS Class of 2017 in for a Grad Night Treat”
The Design Review Committee gave the green light to three proposals at its meeting last week, although not all of them were unanimous.
Receiving unanimous approval was a garage expansion at 1474 Hampton Road, with DRC members allowing the added windows to remain the same despite staff recommendation to make them consistent with the rest of the garage. The windows in question won’t be seen from the street or by neighbors. Continue reading “SM Design Review Committee Approves Three Projects”
Dear Parent Coach,
My daughter is just finishing her freshman year at college and is coming home for the summer. Of course we’re excited to have her back, but it feels a bit awkward not knowing how to deal with a few issues. I’m wondering if I should allow her to have a messy “dorm room,” and are the days of having household chores over? Do we set curfews, or will she keep college hours — after all, we haven’t known how late she’s been coming in while at college. I’d appreciate ideas on how to handle some of these questions.
Thanks, Mom Continue reading “College Kids Home for Summer Can Shoulder Responsibilities”
It began with a restructuring of City Hall administrative operations.
That process remains underway, but by the time it’s finished, officials say it also will make easier the process of addressing the litany of recommendations for improving city operations as submitted by last year’s ad hoc committee and its advisory group. Continue reading “SM Creates Framework for Ad Hoc Recommendations”
The City Council has elected to hold off on an ad hoc committee to take a look at lead remediation in San Marino, but it does intend to eventually consider an ordinance that would ensure contractors doing remodeling and paint-related work in town are qualified to detect and abate lead. Continue reading “Officials Pump Brakes on Lead-Related Action”