Two bank robbers made short work of the OneWest Bank in San Marino on July 28, brandishing a gun, rifling some cash drawers and making their escape even before a 911 call could be placed.
“It was a pretty quick in-and-out,” Police Chief John Incontro said Monday.
The armed robbery occurred just before 2 p.m., according to the SMPD, when two African American men walked through the front door of the bank at 900 Huntington Drive. There were no customers in the branch at the time, Incontro said. Continue reading “Armed Robbers Hit Local Bank in Daylight”
Wearing a yellow-and-white dress, with replica stickers of San Marino fire and police badges affixed to the front, little Chanelle Hong looked around the City Hall chambers and seemed to wonder what all the fuss was about.
The tears of gratitude that welled in the eyes of her mom, Amy Zhang, left no doubt about that, however. Continue reading “1st Responders Honored for Swimming Pool Rescue”
As the San Marino Unified School District prepares for the start of school in 11 days, it has refined the scope of its instruction — from Twitter to Twain.
The 2016-17 school year, which begins Aug. 15, will reflect further expansion of computer science offerings and the adoption of a new English language arts curriculum. The district will also broaden mindfulness training at the high school, and will unveil an improved mobile app to give parents better access to information about their children’s education. Continue reading “SMUSD Tweaks Instruction for 2016-17”
The following was written by Saira Singh, special to the Outlook.
The recent sweltering summer mornings have not deterred the Diggers, a garden club whose devoted members make certain the grounds of San Marino’s Old Mill are well tended throughout the year.
A nonprofit organization founded in 1924, the club includes approximately 30 active women members who oversee maintenance of the historic building’s landscape. Continue reading “Old Mill is Horticultural Gem, Thanks to the Diggers”
It’s happening with police officers all across the country, and it’s no different for those who wear the uniform of the San Marino Police Department. They look over their shoulder more frequently. Survey their surroundings more carefully when driving in the field. Approach a potentially violent situation with a heightened degree of caution. Continue reading “National Climate Leaves SMPD a Little More Wary”
That bachelor’s degree in engineering science is already coming in handy for Michael Lin, who took over as Carver Elementary School’s principal at the beginning of this month. Continue reading “Lin Engineers Upgrades as Carver’s New Principal”
The recent game app craze Pokemon Go has universally captured the imagination of growing crowds of players, perhaps providing a temporary and carefree distraction from other more disturbing events happening around the world and in our country recently. Unfortunately, the obsessive nature of the game is distracting players to the point that attacks and injuries are occurring in unsafe areas or late at night, some resulting in car accidents. Continue reading “Treasure Hunts Are a Magical Staple of Childhood”
The City Council last week balanced the concerns of business property owners with those of residents opposed to condo-like development in San Marino’s commercial district, as it put off until at least Sept. 14 any untangling of disparities between the city’s General Plan and its zoning map. Continue reading “Decision on Zoning Conundrum Delayed”
With kids out of school, the summer heat rising and any number of vacation destinations beckoning, an annual rite appears to be occurring in San Marino: the exodus. Sometimes it feels as if the entire community empties out between now and the middle of August. Continue reading “Take Precautions Before Vacation, SMPD Warns”
Dear Parent Coach,
I read voraciously as a child, and I’d like to instill that same passion for books in my own children. During the relaxed days of summer, I’d like to encourage my elementary-age children to read more than they are able to during the busy school year. Any ideas of how I can make reading more fun for them?
Bookworm Mom Continue reading “Summer is the Time to Instill a Passion for Reading”