Carver Principal Eases Into 2nd-Year Niche

Photo courtesy Michael Lin Carver Elementary School Principal Michael Lin, shown here climbing the Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, says he gets his best ideas about education while hiking and backpacking.
Photo courtesy Michael Lin
Carver Elementary School Principal Michael Lin, shown here climbing the Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, says he gets his best ideas about education while hiking and backpacking.

This time last year, Michael Lin was preparing for the dawn of his first year as a principal at Carver Elementary School.
As the former assistant principal at Huntington Middle School, Lin bore a familiarity with San Marino Unified School District that lent itself advantages in the transition. In the heat of summer vacation, Lin indicated that planning for his second year as principal feels routine at this point.
“You know, it passed by very quickly,” he said. “It was a very fast 12 months. I love it. It’s phenomenal. I have an amazing staff and very supportive parents.
“It was mainly getting to know the folks at Carver, the culture and traditions,” Lin added. “I had to build relationships with the faculty and staff. By the end of this year, I felt like I was here the whole time.”
It was late June when Lin interviewed for this story, and he did so by calling from the office phone at Carver. He said being at school in the height of summer isn’t unusual for him and he tends to find time to stop by in between his hiking, backpacking or camping. Continue reading “Carver Principal Eases Into 2nd-Year Niche”

San Marino’s New Business

San Marino Optometry
San Marino Optometry

An open house and ribbon-cutting was recently held for San Marino Optometry on Huntington Drive. The husband and wife team of Dr. Toan Nguyen and Dr. Julie Phan welcomed dignitaries, including San Marino Mayor Dr. Richard Sun; Christian Daly, representing Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger; Elizabeth Andalon, representing Congresswoman Judy Chu; and members of the San Marino Chamber of Commerce.

Huntington Hospital Cheers Nursing Scholarships Recipients

Photo courtesy Huntington Hospital The 2017 Condon Family Nursing Scholarships were awarded to (in alphabetical order) Kelli Castillo, Lulu Castro, Ernestina Chua, Sandra Flores, Julia Grinblat, Monique Halabi, Andreina Hernandez, Ernani Kashem, Terri Kolbach, Karen Luu, Lazar Michaels, Perla Pena, Shwe Phyo, Robert Ryken, Kaoru Sakiyama, Monica Shima, Amy Stadeli, Eric Tom, Eva Torres and Kathy Vardoulis.
Photo courtesy Huntington Hospital
The 2017 Condon Family Nursing Scholarships were awarded to (in alphabetical order) Kelli Castillo, Lulu Castro, Ernestina Chua, Sandra Flores, Julia Grinblat, Monique Halabi, Andreina Hernandez, Ernani Kashem, Terri Kolbach, Karen Luu, Lazar Michaels, Perla Pena, Shwe Phyo, Robert Ryken, Kaoru Sakiyama, Monica Shima, Amy Stadeli, Eric Tom, Eva Torres and Kathy Vardoulis.

Earlier this month, Huntington Hospital celebrated 20 scholarship recipients who were selected because of the excellence, integrity, compassion and collaboration they demonstrate through the exceptional care they provide patients every day. Continue reading “Huntington Hospital Cheers Nursing Scholarships Recipients”

City Council Approves Balanced Budget

City Council members on Friday approved a balanced 2017-18 budget of $28.9 million to cover operating costs and capital improvement plans while maintaining matching reserves.
San Marino’s budget — which includes an increase in fund balances of $398,863 from the previous year — will include operating costs of $24 million, $3.0 in capital improvement projects and $1 million in capital equipment purchases, interim Finance Director Misty Cheng said. Continue reading “City Council Approves Balanced Budget”

San Marino Celebrates Independence Day With Flair

The following was written by Max Zeronian, special to the Outlook

In a colorful, all-day affair, San Marino residents commemorated America’s birthday, coming together for the annual Lacy Park Fourth of July celebration.
It began promptly at 8 a.m. with the J.P. Blecksmith 5K Memorial Run, after which spectators began filing into the park to reserve their places to view the night show, “Stars and Stripes Forever.” Continue reading “San Marino Celebrates Independence Day With Flair”