Specific ADU Wishes Identified by SM Commissioners

In its second look at what will ultimately become San Marino’s ordinance on accessory dwelling units, the Planning Commission has asked for the ordinance to include several specific restrictions and requirements, if possible.
These proposed restrictions are, for the most part, reliant on what is considered a vague and contradictory state statute that is intended to limit cities’ ability to excessively restrict those housing units, commonly called ADUs. Continue reading “Specific ADU Wishes Identified by SM Commissioners”

Additional Donations Made for SM Athletic Complex

Less than a month away from its groundbreaking, the Barth Athletic Complex is still receiving additional donations to help the San Marino Unified School District see the project to completion.
Three parties recently donated a total of $210,000 toward the project, as announced at the May 23 SMUSD Board of Education meeting. Calvin Lo and wife Wendy Hsu provided $100,000 of that and an additional $100,000 came from 1984 San Marino High School graduate Paul Su and his wife, Alice. Continue reading “Additional Donations Made for SM Athletic Complex”

SM Police Department Expanding Bureau Space

Work started last week to convert two former jail cells at San Marino Police Department into storage and expand space for the detectives’ bureau, and should take just about 2½ months to complete.
The work will remove the cells from the building and also expand the current detectives’ bureau by knocking out the wall to where the jails are located, giving them a total of 560 square feet of new space. SMPD employs three detectives and one sergeant who use that bureau. Continue reading “SM Police Department Expanding Bureau Space”

Huntington Hospital a 5-Star Recipient for Stroke Treatment

Huntington Hospital has achieved five stars for its performance in stroke care from Healthgrades, a leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions to find the right doctor and the right hospital for the right care. This achievement is part of the new findings and data released by Healthgrades and is featured in the Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. Continue reading “Huntington Hospital a 5-Star Recipient for Stroke Treatment”

Villa Esperanza Lauds Sloans for ‘Leaving an Impression’

Photo by Toni LeBel / OUTLOOK Honorees Tim and Lisa Sloan are joined by Villa Esperanza CEO Kelly White at Villa Esperanza Services’ Blue & White gala, themed “Leave an Impression,” recently held at the Langham Huntington Hotel. The evening celebrated the art of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, of which many pieces were on display and for sale.
Photo by Toni LeBel / OUTLOOK
Honorees Tim and Lisa Sloan are joined by Villa Esperanza CEO Kelly White at Villa Esperanza Services’ Blue & White gala, themed “Leave an Impression,” recently held at the Langham Huntington Hotel. The evening celebrated the art of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, of which many pieces were on display and for sale.

In an evening of glitz and giving, more than 250 people came together at the Langham Huntington Hotel on Saturday night as Villa Esperanza Services Blue & White Gallery honored those in the community who make the organization’s programs for the developmentally disabled a possibility. Continue reading “Villa Esperanza Lauds Sloans for ‘Leaving an Impression’”