The City Council deadlocked last week on whether to form a budget advisory commission of local citizens, and will take the matter up anew at its meeting of Oct. 30. Continue reading “No Council Decision Yet on Budget Commission”
Head coach Mike Hobbie and the San Marino High School varsity football team are accustomed to shattering records with an unstoppable offense, but the squad broke the greatest one yet on Friday.
The Titans defeated eight-time defending Rio Hondo League champion Monrovia, 49-14, snapping the Wildcats’ 38-game winning streak against league opponents. Continue reading “A Titanic Accomplishment: SMHS Breaks Through vs. Monrovia”
An informational meeting about key issues facing San Marino generated a roiling convergence of interest groups in Huntington Middle School’s cafeteria last week, resulting in some impassioned exchanges and uncomfortable moments. Continue reading “Fire Staffing is Simmering Stew at Mayor’s Forum”
Gregory Eng was sitting in his San Marino High School classroom on Friday morning when the door opened and a crowd of people entered. The group included his parents, the school principal, the district superintendent and several others he had never seen before. Eng dropped his pencil as the room fell silent. This couldn’t be good. What had he done? Continue reading “SMHS Student Receives Nordstrom Scholarship”
Dylan was in a hurry to come into the world, evidently. He was fortunate that members of the San Marino Fire Department showed similar haste in attending the delivery.
The SMFD arrived at a home on West Drive early on Oct. 7 after getting a 911 call about an expectant mother headed to the hospital. She never got out of the driveway. Continue reading “A Special Delivery for San Marino FD”
San Marino police officers had their handcuffs full on Oct. 4 and 5, arresting seven suspects in four unrelated incidents within city limits.
In the early hours of Oct. 4, officers arrested a Pasadena man for a vehicle stolen in Beverly Hills and also arrested two female passengers inside the vehicle on suspicion of attempted auto theft of a San Marino resident’s car. Continue reading “SMPD Totals Seven Arrests in Two-Day Span”
For San Marino residents suffering Lacy Park withdrawals, the wait will soon be over. After a 10-week closure for refurbishments, the park is on schedule to reopen at the end of this month. Behind its padlocked gates, contractors have been working tirelessly since August to complete a long-overdue overhaul of the park’s inner loop. Continue reading “Lacy Park Loop Refurbishment is Right on Track”
The home stretch for San Marino City Council campaigns means residents can count on candidates stumping, public debates on the merits of measures and election shenanigans from shadowy schemers. Continue reading “Attack Campaign Mailer Draws Ire of City”
Stress, drugs and talkin’ goals.
Those were the topics of conversation at Partnership for Awareness’ “Not In Our Town” event last week in San Marino, as a panel of four local leaders spoke candidly about issues facing adolescents and challenged parents to re-calibrate their standards of academic expectations during a Q-and-A event co-chaired by Su Viswanathan and Ning Wu. Continue reading “PFA Stresses Healthy Mindset”
Moments after San Marino High’s Rachelle Liu took her bouquet and place among the seven 2016 Tournament of Roses Royal Court members on Monday, her mother’s eyes filled with tears — and then Chacal Liu remembered that the announcement meant her only child would take center stage at the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day. Continue reading “SMHS’ Liu Named to Royal Court”