Kathryn Barger’s opponent in November for the 5th District seat on the Board of Supervisors has been determined: It’s Darrell Park, a start-up entrepreneur and educator. Continue reading “Barger to Face Park in November”
Zoning designations enacted a half-century ago in San Marino’s business district are having repercussions today, as the City Council walks a tightrope between discouraging condo-type developments and safeguarding the value of commercial properties. Continue reading “Council to Sort Out Zoning Discrepancies”
Preliminary work has begun on the Barth Athletic Complex at Huntington Middle School, but the timetable for constructing the new gym has been pushed back one year, according to Dr. Alex Cherniss, superintendent of the San Marino Unified School District. Continue reading “HMS Gym: Wait Till Next Year”
The Fourth of July is celebrated with sparkle and spirit by families in our great nation, across the fruited plains and from sea to shining sea.
Get ready to bring out all of the red, white and blue traditions and prepare to spend the day making memories as a family and connecting the generations in a united commemoration of the life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that we all enjoy. Continue reading “Celebrate Our Country With Sparkle and Spirit”
It was 1964 when the Dodge automobile company released an ad campaign based around “The Little Old Lady From Pasadena.” The popular commercials featured a white-haired old woman speeding down the street in her Dodge before stopping to promote the vehicle. Later that year, the California surf music duo Jan and Dean released a song called “The Little Old Lady From Pasadena.” Her regional folk-hero status grew, and the character continued to appear in advertisements even after the original actress died in 1969. Continue reading “Mandel Lifted Pacific Clinics to New Heights”
Some students who are not enrolled in summer school this year have nonetheless been hanging around the speech and debate classroom at San Marino High School. They include Joey Kiang and Noah Wilson, who will be seniors next year and have a vested interest in what is transpiring between those walls. Continue reading “Top Effort by Speech/Debate”
The two San Marino residents swung by the Starbucks at Huntington Drive and San Marino Avenue early last Friday morning, seeking a cop rather than a cappuccino.
One, Greg Burdick, had had his house burglarized early this month when he stepped out during the day for a couple of hours. The other, William Hasbun, didn’t want to be next. Continue reading “So, Officer, I Have a Few Questions to Ask You”
In the hunt for an immediate replacement for John Schaefer, who is retiring as city manager at the end of July, members of the City Council found someone who is familiar with a wide range of city operations. And close at hand.
Cindy Collins, who served in several roles with San Marino city government from 2001 to 2011, including assistant manager, last week was named interim city manager. Collins had circled back to San Marino at the start of this year, filling in as director of the Recreation Department on an interim basis, and was on board throughout the fiscal year budget process this spring. Continue reading “A Familiar Face to Be Interim City Manager”
For most teenagers around the country, prom is one of the most exciting events of the school year. After all, the opportunity to get dressed up and dance the night away with friends doesn’t come around very often, especially for students in the educational program at Villa Esperanza Services. The nonprofit devoted to the support of those with developmental disabilities made sure that its school-age population received the traditional prom experience earlier this month by hosting a dance at its Pasadena facility. Continue reading “Villa Esperanza Students Are Pampered for Prom”
The chairman of a fact-finding panel looking into Fire Department staffing in San Marino has recommended that the city can operate with three firefighters on its engine, rather than the minimum four requested by the San Marino firefighters union. Continue reading “Fact Finder Suggests 3 on Fire Engine”