Offering a resume that includes work as a controller and accountant, local resident Corey Barberie has declared his candidacy in the San Marino Unified School District Board of Education election to be held in November. Continue reading “School Board Hopeful Stresses Accountability”
After building momentum from various meetings earlier this year, Rick Copeland and other like-minded residents have formally created a watchdog group aimed at keeping tabs on how the San Marino Unified School District runs its system and spends public funds. Continue reading “Watchdog Group Aims to Scrutinize School District”
San Marino police said they recovered several items stolen from local residents after they arrested two men last week, and found a loaded gun in the possession of a suspect arrested in a separate incident. Continue reading “Police Say Stolen Items Recovered After Arrests”
The San Marino Unified School District Board of Education is weighing its options for its plans to call an election next spring on a renewal of one of its two parcel taxes. Continue reading “School Board Ponders Timing of Tax-Renewal Vote”
Curiosity about her family’s lineage is what opened the door to diplomacy for Nicole Grajewski.
The San Marino High School class of 2011 alumna is currently in Bishkek, the capital of mountainous Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia, studying for her doctorate in international relations from the England’s University of Oxford. She is doing so as Rotary Club of San Marino’s fourth Global Grant scholar and the first to apply the funding toward a doctorate. Continue reading “Scholar’s Work is a World Apart From Her SMHS Days”
Band students at San Marino High School were introduced to a new face when they arrived at their organization’s camp this year, with band director Shota Horikawa taking the reins. Continue reading “Newcomer Horikawa Begins to Strike Up the Titan Band”
Now in its fourth year, the Link Crew program at San Marino High School is boasting its first group of seniors who were in the initial group of freshmen the project targeted to help them integrate into the high school. Continue reading “For Link Crew Leaders, a Special Connection”
The budget is close to completion, but the city’s administration and City Council aren’t playing horseshoes.
They will be forced to make an 11th-hour vote on the final budget later this month to ensure the city has a formal spending plan by the beginning of September, a deadline that is already past the July 1 start of the fiscal year. The City Council, in its meeting last week, remained hung up on the Parks and Public Works Department, as well as the Recreation Department, but narrowly issued tentative approval for the other municipal departments. Continue reading “Council Near Final Budget, But Hang-Ups Remain”
Lawyers for a variety of San Marino Unified School District officials and the school board member who is suing them plan to meet for a settlement conference this month, a development that delayed a special school board meeting in which the plaintiff faced possible censure from his colleagues.
In addition, counsel for the defense filed a motion this week indicating its plans to request the dismissal of the lawsuit at a Sept. 6 hearing, citing what it says are shortcomings in the allegations. Continue reading “Settlement Conference Planned in Norgaard Dispute”
About a year ago, Issaic Gates compared being hired as the new principal for San Marino High School to being given the keys to mom and dad’s car, specifically a Mercedes-Benz. Continue reading “Gates Makes Strides in First Year at SMHS”