Officials Honor Outgoing Longtime City Attorney

He will be gone, but not a ghost, and he certainly won’t be forgotten.
Steve Dorsey, a partner with Richards, Watson and Gershon Attorneys at Law, has formally resigned as the city attorney for San Marino. Dorsey, who grew up here and continues to live here, had served his hometown since May 14, 1986.
“I know I was not thinking 31 years ahead to tonight,” Dorsey said, reflecting on his appointment at the Wednesday, May 10, City Council meeting, “but I do recall how excited I was at the opportunity to represent the city that my family had chosen to call home. That excitement has proven to be well-founded.”
Steve Flower will take over as city attorney. Continue reading “Officials Honor Outgoing Longtime City Attorney”

SM Design Review Committee Approves Three Projects

The Design Review Committee gave the green light to three proposals at its meeting last week, although not all of them were unanimous.
Receiving unanimous approval was a garage expansion at 1474 Hampton Road, with DRC members allowing the added windows to remain the same despite staff recommendation to make them consistent with the rest of the garage. The windows in question won’t be seen from the street or by neighbors. Continue reading “SM Design Review Committee Approves Three Projects”

Hai-Sou Chen to Vie for City Council Seat

Hai-Sou Chen
Hai-Sou Chen

Longtime San Marino resident Dr. Hai-Sou Chen has recently thrown his hat in the ring as a contender for City Council in the November election, pushing the pool of candidates to three.
Chen, a San Marino resident since 1982, has run his dental practice in San Gabriel since 1979 and most recently contributed to city government affairs as a member of the Design Review Committee for five years, chairing the committee in 2015 and 2016. Continue reading “Hai-Sou Chen to Vie for City Council Seat”