Citing the additional work performed throughout the fiscal year and the need to facilitate a transition period for forthcoming hires, the City Council at its May 26 meeting added $70,000 and three months to its contract with MV Cheng and Associates. Continue reading “San Marino’s Financial Services Contract Extended”
Less than a month away from its groundbreaking, the Barth Athletic Complex is still receiving additional donations to help the San Marino Unified School District see the project to completion.
Three parties recently donated a total of $210,000 toward the project, as announced at the May 23 SMUSD Board of Education meeting. Calvin Lo and wife Wendy Hsu provided $100,000 of that and an additional $100,000 came from 1984 San Marino High School graduate Paul Su and his wife, Alice. Continue reading “Additional Donations Made for SM Athletic Complex”
Despite a recommendation from the L.A. Metropolitan Transportation Authority staff to approve a 4.9-mile, $3.2-billion single-bore tunnel closing the 710 Freeway gap, Metro’s Board of Directors on Thursday voted unanimously against it. Continue reading “Metro Board Votes Down 710 Freeway Tunnel”
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”
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”
After the third time the Design Review Committee formally held a hearing for a new home proposal at 1541 Euston Road, it ultimately voted to deny the project instead of continuing the hearing once again. Continue reading “Unpopular Design Proposal in SM Denied”
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’”
Ed Blecksmith, the Gold Star father of the late J.P. Blecksmith, will be among those speaking at the dedication ceremony of the Enduring Heroes Memorial in Pasadena on Memorial Day. Continue reading “SM’s Blecksmith to Speak at ‘Enduring Heroes’ Ceremony”
Stef Dietrich, a longtime San Marino resident who most recently joined the Library Board of Trustees and served as a citizen adviser to last year’s City Council ad hoc committee, died Monday. He was 72. Continue reading “SM’s Stef Dietrich Remembered as a Family Man, Volunteer”
Factoring in all major expenses and cost consolidations, the proposed budget for San Marino’s forthcoming fiscal year seems to be on the right course, with not only a balanced sheet but also the hopeful boost to the reserve fund balance. Continue reading “San Marino Proposes Balanced Budget for New Fiscal Year”