Harambee Ministries will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a dinner party and benefit on Saturday, Feb. 18, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The event, titled “On Their Shoulders We Stand,” will honor Harambee’s founding board of directors and contributors at the La Cañada Presbyterian Church. William Pannell from the Center for African American Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary will be the keynote speaker. The Push by Harambee will cater the dinner.
Harambee, which is Swahili for the phrase “Let’s get together and push,” was formed to serve a 12-block area around Navarro Avenue in Pasadena in response to the high level of crime in the area in 1982.
Tickets are $150. Sponsorships for businesses and individuals are also available. For more information, visit harambeeministries.org.
Before you don your Patriots or Falcons gear and head to a Super Bowl party this weekend, be sure you’ve made arrangements to get home safely. The risk of getting into a drunk-driving accident significantly increases on Super Bowl Sunday, according to research by the Automobile Club of Southern California.
Statewide, DUI crashes are 77% more common on Super Bowl Sunday compared to other Sundays in January and February, while Los Angeles sees a 57% increase in alcohol-related crashes on game day. The analysis, collected from California Highway Patrol data from 2009 to 2013, also reported 294 alcohol-related fatal and injury accidents on Super Bowl Sunday in California and 77 in Los Angeles County in the last five years. Continue reading “Increased DUI Risk on Super Bowl Sunday”
The San Marino Unified School District Board of Education again delayed voting on a funding mechanism for its forthcoming athletic complex and will now tentatively take up the decision for a third time on Feb. 14.
After discussing the decision at its meeting Jan. 24, its members unanimously decided to wait until they had a better grasp of the agreement and provide as much information as it could to the community. Continue reading “School Board Defers Vote on Athletic Complex Loan to Feb. 14”
If the San Marino Unified School District was being graded on its system-wide lockdown last Tuesday, it may very well have received an “A”.
Superintendent Alex Cherniss praised how effectively his administrators and teachers reacted to shuffling students into their buildings and keeping order during the precautionary lockdown, which was enacted during a multijurisdictional police search for a teenager who was suspected of being in possession of guns. Continue reading “School Lockdown Over Teen With Gun Gets an ‘A’”
Parks and Public Works Director and City Engineer Dan Wall said he believes the city should aim to add nearly $4 million to its annual infrastructure budget in the coming years.
Wall emphasized that these were his recommendations and understood they would not happen immediately or even within a year or two. Continue reading “City Council Hears Budget Recommendations”
The San Marino Griffins Lions Club and the San Marino High School Leo Club will sponsor a student speaker contest on Feb. 5, from 1-4 p.m. at Crowell Public Library. Students from all local public and private high schools are encouraged to participate. Each year a different subject is selected by the Lion Multiple District Four Student Speaker Committee. This year’s participants will address the topic: “Is the Right to Privacy a Threat to Our National Security?” Continue reading “Lions Club Student Speech Contest Feb. 5”