Peafowl Come to Roost

Photo courtesy Gene Chuang A peacock perches on the chimney at San Marino resident Gene Chuang’s home on Gainsborough Drive.
Photo courtesy Gene Chuang
A peacock perches on the chimney at San Marino resident Gene Chuang’s home on Gainsborough Drive.

They’re colorful, both in appearance and language, and they’re considered either a beautiful part of the scenery or an outright nuisance, depending on whom you ask.
“At first, they’re a great sight to see,” said Gene Chuang, who lives on Gainsborough Drive. “Then, you hear about neighbors that start feeding them, so they stick around the area.” Continue reading “Peafowl Come to Roost”

Rotarian Shares Perspective on Trip to Cuba

While in Cuba, local resident James Nash noticed a distinct similarity to an organization near and dear to him.
The longtime Rotary Club of San Marino member and retired Emmy-winning news director for CBS-TV recently accompanied a group of legal and medical professionals to the Caribbean nation, which continues to be known for its stubborn dedication to its Communist government and maintaining frosty relations with the U.S. even three decades after the Cold War melted. Continue reading “Rotarian Shares Perspective on Trip to Cuba”

National Night Out Fosters Community Fun, Security

Photo by Max Zeronian / OUTLOOK San Marino Police Officer William Liev prepares a family to try dunking Police Chief John Incontro in the dunk tank last week during National Night Out in Lacy Park.
Photo by Max Zeronian / OUTLOOK
San Marino Police Officer William Liev prepares a family to try dunking Police Chief John Incontro in the dunk tank last week during National Night Out in Lacy Park.

San Marino was spared from a nearby thunderstorm as the city hosted its first National Night Out recently in Lacy Park.
National Night Out is an annual event hosted by law enforcement agencies nationwide to help build a stronger relationship with their communities and raise awareness about crime and safety. San Marino Police Chief John Incontro, who spearheaded the event here as one of the responses to increased residential and commercial burglaries in town, said the inaugural outing was a success, with room to grow. Continue reading “National Night Out Fosters Community Fun, Security”

Counting Down to Republic of San Marino Trip

Officials and residents from San Marino will embark on something of a diplomatic trip at the end of September.
Their journey will bring them to the Republic of San Marino, a microstate that has existed constitutionally within Italy since the 1600s. The trip, scheduled to begin Sept. 28, will follow a similar trip made by Republic of San Marino officials to this city several years ago. Continue reading “Counting Down to Republic of San Marino Trip”

SMPD Chief Patrols Town, Urges Safeguards Against Burglaries

Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK San Marino Police Chief John Incontro, in an effort to educate residents on how they can protect their homes from being targeted by burglars, has been inviting media members to join him on patrols throughout the city.
Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
San Marino Police Chief John Incontro, in an effort to educate residents on how they can protect their homes from being targeted by burglars, has been inviting media members to join him on patrols throughout the city.

The trick might be to get into the mind of a burglar.
At the very least, this is a tactic Police Chief John Incontro adopts when he patrols San Marino in his unmarked Ford Explorer, helping to ensure his department is a visible presence in the small and affluent city and also keeping wary of situations ripe for crime. Continue reading “SMPD Chief Patrols Town, Urges Safeguards Against Burglaries”

Rotary Club Rings Wedding Bells for Its President

Photo by Staci Moraza / OUTLOOK Rotary Club of San Marino President Denise Wadsworth was married to Richard Blair during last week’s club meeting. The Rev. Canon Colville Smythe officiated.
Photo by Staci Moraza / OUTLOOK
Rotary Club of San Marino President Denise Wadsworth was married to Richard Blair during last week’s club meeting. The Rev. Canon Colville Smythe officiated.

When Denise Wadsworth, as president of Rotary Club of San Marino, rang the club bell last week and said, “This meeting is officially adjourned,” she also was effectively adjourning another special event.
Her own wedding. Continue reading “Rotary Club Rings Wedding Bells for Its President”