Dr. Alex Cherniss, superintendent for the San Marino Unified School District, said he has high hopes for the state’s modified assessment methods for its public schools.
Schools will now factor in a variety of ancillary factors for students, on top of testing and proficiency, to determine their effectiveness while identifying areas ripe for improvement, Cherniss explained. Continue reading “New School Assessment Method Focuses on Growth”
San Marino resident and locally renowned jeweler David Lee recently was inducted into his alma mater USC’s Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame, which will adorn the new Fertitta Hall at the USC Marshall School of Business, will recognize 20 entrepreneurs when all is said and done, whether they are USC alumni or not. Continue reading “USC Business School Inducts Local ‘Jewel’ Into Hall of Fame”
Through February, one can listen to communications originating from satellites in Earth’s orbit at the Huntington Library.
This communication amounts to essentially a “hello” from one of the 19 NASA satellites conducting Earth science research for the agency, but the installation through which they communicate is nevertheless captivating. The outdoor installation, which melds auditory art and architectural design with science and technology, is designed to promote interest in NASA’s current projects. Continue reading “‘Hello’ From Outer Space at Huntington Exhibit”
As the city awaits an analytical study assessing the San Marino Fire Department’s operations, the City Council has clarified an authorization for the agency to continue backfilling employee absences through overtime work. Continue reading “City Allowing Fire Department Overtime as it Awaits Study”
The voter turnout last week for San Marino was the lowest national election turnout in years but that wasn’t the only bucked trend in this year’s presidential contest.
Out of 8,205 registered voters in the city, 3,979 cast ballots in the Nov. 8 election. This amounted to a 48.49% turnout. Continue reading “San Marino Majority Voted for Clinton; 48.5% Turnout”
Huntington Middle School Principal Jason Kurtenbach is absent from his office through Nov. 15, but he isn’t cutting class or playing hooky.
Instead, he’s helping to build a home for a family in Braga, Portugal, as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. He and 13 others will be installing the plumbing and roofing to an under-construction home, with his mother directing the team. Kurtenbach’s mother has volunteered since the ’90s. Continue reading “Principal Volunteers for Habitat in Portugal”
With 36.98% of precincts reporting, San Marino resident Kathryn Barger began Wednesday forecasted to have been elected as the next Los Angeles County supervisor for District 5. Continue reading “Barger Eyes Supervisor’s Seat”
With a unanimous vote, the San Marino School Board became compliant with a state law requiring certain political subdivisions to have even-numbered-year elections. Continue reading “School Board OKs Election Change”
It was with relatable experience and humor that Donald Brinegar, a renowned vocalist and choral director, helped middle school choir students hone their craft last week. Continue reading “Choir Students Get Lessons From a Pro”
There was some discussion by the City Council recently on how to approach a state mandate to alter its election years, but a decision was deferred because the body was short one person at its Friday meeting. Continue reading “Council Defers Election Year Vote”