SM Police Department Expanding Bureau Space

Work started last week to convert two former jail cells at San Marino Police Department into storage and expand space for the detectives’ bureau, and should take just about 2½ months to complete.
The work will remove the cells from the building and also expand the current detectives’ bureau by knocking out the wall to where the jails are located, giving them a total of 560 square feet of new space. SMPD employs three detectives and one sergeant who use that bureau. Continue reading “SM Police Department Expanding Bureau Space”

Kwong to Give SM City Council a Second Go

Armed with the experience of a campaign two years ago, business owner Scott Kwong has returned for another try at one of the City Council seats up for grabs in November.
In the 2015 election, Kwong finished last out of a pool of five candidates, but he said he had gained enthusiasm and perspective from the ability to have connected with more residents in the city he calls home and wants to fight for their concerns even more now. Continue reading “Kwong to Give SM City Council a Second Go”

Villa Esperanza Lauds Sloans for ‘Leaving an Impression’

Photo by Toni LeBel / OUTLOOK Honorees Tim and Lisa Sloan are joined by Villa Esperanza CEO Kelly White at Villa Esperanza Services’ Blue & White gala, themed “Leave an Impression,” recently held at the Langham Huntington Hotel. The evening celebrated the art of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, of which many pieces were on display and for sale.
Photo by Toni LeBel / OUTLOOK
Honorees Tim and Lisa Sloan are joined by Villa Esperanza CEO Kelly White at Villa Esperanza Services’ Blue & White gala, themed “Leave an Impression,” recently held at the Langham Huntington Hotel. The evening celebrated the art of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, of which many pieces were on display and for sale.

In an evening of glitz and giving, more than 250 people came together at the Langham Huntington Hotel on Saturday night as Villa Esperanza Services Blue & White Gallery honored those in the community who make the organization’s programs for the developmentally disabled a possibility. Continue reading “Villa Esperanza Lauds Sloans for ‘Leaving an Impression’”

SM 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 “SM Officials Honor Outgoing Longtime City Attorney”