Peafowl Come to Roost

Photo courtesy Gene Chuang A peacock perches on the chimney at San Marino resident Gene Chuang’s home on Gainsborough Drive.
Photo courtesy Gene Chuang
A peacock perches on the chimney at San Marino resident Gene Chuang’s home on Gainsborough Drive.

They’re colorful, both in appearance and language, and they’re considered either a beautiful part of the scenery or an outright nuisance, depending on whom you ask.
“At first, they’re a great sight to see,” said Gene Chuang, who lives on Gainsborough Drive. “Then, you hear about neighbors that start feeding them, so they stick around the area.” Continue reading “Peafowl Come to Roost”

National Night Out Fosters Community Fun, Security

Photo by Max Zeronian / OUTLOOK San Marino Police Officer William Liev prepares a family to try dunking Police Chief John Incontro in the dunk tank last week during National Night Out in Lacy Park.
Photo by Max Zeronian / OUTLOOK
San Marino Police Officer William Liev prepares a family to try dunking Police Chief John Incontro in the dunk tank last week during National Night Out in Lacy Park.

San Marino was spared from a nearby thunderstorm as the city hosted its first National Night Out recently in Lacy Park.
National Night Out is an annual event hosted by law enforcement agencies nationwide to help build a stronger relationship with their communities and raise awareness about crime and safety. San Marino Police Chief John Incontro, who spearheaded the event here as one of the responses to increased residential and commercial burglaries in town, said the inaugural outing was a success, with room to grow. Continue reading “National Night Out Fosters Community Fun, Security”

Counting Down to Republic of San Marino Trip

Officials and residents from San Marino will embark on something of a diplomatic trip at the end of September.
Their journey will bring them to the Republic of San Marino, a microstate that has existed constitutionally within Italy since the 1600s. The trip, scheduled to begin Sept. 28, will follow a similar trip made by Republic of San Marino officials to this city several years ago. Continue reading “Counting Down to Republic of San Marino Trip”

SMPD Chief Patrols Town, Urges Safeguards Against Burglaries

Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK San Marino Police Chief John Incontro, in an effort to educate residents on how they can protect their homes from being targeted by burglars, has been inviting media members to join him on patrols throughout the city.
Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
San Marino Police Chief John Incontro, in an effort to educate residents on how they can protect their homes from being targeted by burglars, has been inviting media members to join him on patrols throughout the city.

The trick might be to get into the mind of a burglar.
At the very least, this is a tactic Police Chief John Incontro adopts when he patrols San Marino in his unmarked Ford Explorer, helping to ensure his department is a visible presence in the small and affluent city and also keeping wary of situations ripe for crime. Continue reading “SMPD Chief Patrols Town, Urges Safeguards Against Burglaries”

Rotary Club Rings Wedding Bells for Its President

Photo by Staci Moraza / OUTLOOK Rotary Club of San Marino President Denise Wadsworth was married to Richard Blair during last week’s club meeting. The Rev. Canon Colville Smythe officiated.
Photo by Staci Moraza / OUTLOOK
Rotary Club of San Marino President Denise Wadsworth was married to Richard Blair during last week’s club meeting. The Rev. Canon Colville Smythe officiated.

When Denise Wadsworth, as president of Rotary Club of San Marino, rang the club bell last week and said, “This meeting is officially adjourned,” she also was effectively adjourning another special event.
Her own wedding. Continue reading “Rotary Club Rings Wedding Bells for Its President”

Bergmann, Sale Team Up to Improve SMHS Athletics

Photo by Oscar Areliz / OUTLOOK
San Marino High School made changes to its athletics department, adding athletic director to assistant principal Eric Bergmann’s (left) list of duties and promoting Nick Sale to the position of coordinator of athletics. The two hope to enhance the experience of San Marino athletics for players, coaches and parents.

The San Marino High School athletics department has gone through several changes the past decade, and the district has decided it’s time for another alteration.
The position of athletic director will now be overseen by assistant principal Eric Bergmann and Nick Sale, who was promoted to the position of coordinator of athletics.
“I think it began with the idea that we had to shore up our budget,” said Bergmann, who oversees activities, athletics, attendance and discipline as vice principal. “The district was looking at ways to save money, so the position of full-time athletic director was changed again.
“We went through the interview process and didn’t land on one solid candidate, so the district came to Nick and me. They said, ‘We could go back to the drawing board and reopen the position, or we can take a look at you two and splitting the responsibilities.’ We felt like, given the fact that Nick has done a good job here, it was the best way to go.” Continue reading “Bergmann, Sale Team Up to Improve SMHS Athletics”