HMS’ Fauré Takes Helm as Principal

Alana Fauré
Alana Fauré

Returning Huntington Middle School students will be greeted by a familiar face when school returns this fall.
Alana Fauré, the school’s assistant principal for the last three years, was recently tabbed as the new principal, taking over the helm after Jason Kurtenbach accepted an in-house promotion to the San Marino Unified School District main office. Continue reading “HMS’ Fauré Takes Helm as Principal”

SMHS Grad’s ‘Gooool’: Attract World Cup Viewers

Photo courtesy Andres Cantor’s Instagram Emmy-winning soccer broadcaster Andrés Cantor will call his first FIFA World Cup match on television since 1998.
Photo courtesy Andres Cantor’s Instagram
Emmy-winning soccer broadcaster Andrés Cantor will call his first FIFA World Cup match on television since 1998.

Legendary soccer broadcaster Andrés Cantor has one of the most recognizable calls in all of sports with his famous, passionate “Goooooooool!” that has been heard by millions on the radio network, Fútbol de Primera, during the past four World Cups. Continue reading “SMHS Grad’s ‘Gooool’: Attract World Cup Viewers”

Motor Classic Helps Drive Charity June 10

The eighth San Marino Motor Classic this weekend aims to continue building on the success of prior years, with planners scheming to unite a love of the automobile with that of charity.
“Each year, I think we’ve done the best that we can do, and then the next year comes along and we do better,” said Aaron Weiss, co-founder of the Motor Classic, in a phone interview. “We’ve got more cars coming from all over the country than have come before.” Continue reading “Motor Classic Helps Drive Charity June 10”

Rotary Club Congratulates Military Academy Appointees

Rotary Club of San Marino helped send off one of the city’s own last week at its annual Salute to U.S. Service Academy Appointees.
San Marino High School graduate Raye Cheng, an appointee to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, was recognized by the club at its luncheon last Thursday, alongside Arcadia High School graduating senior Grady Gills, who will attend the U.S. Air Force Academy. Both were appointed by Congresswoman Judy Chu. Continue reading “Rotary Club Congratulates Military Academy Appointees”

Aspiring Lt. Gov. Harris Stumps for Economic Development

Cole Harris
Cole Harris

A couple of weeks out from the upcoming primary election, San Marino’s Cole Harris said he felt comfortable enough to step back from the stumping and take a look at what works and doesn’t work with his campaign.
The Republican lieutenant governor aspirant, having announced his candidacy in March, said he felt his strategically directed TV spots and other forms of campaign outreach have served well to give his name enough recognition with voters, particularly those frequent voters who don’t declare party affiliation.
“We’ve got our foot on the gas pedal,” Harris said in a phone interview last week. Continue reading “Aspiring Lt. Gov. Harris Stumps for Economic Development”

City Council Budget $28 Million: Now, How to Spend It?

In preparing the city’s budget for the next fiscal year, department heads have been asked to either trim expenses or to maintain expenses and improve efficiency — but the City Council avoided phrasing any reduction or improvement as a specific order.
City Manager Marcella Marlowe said she plans to present a fairly maintained General Fund budget — one that doesn’t substantially add or reduce from the current year — as she continues to iron out the wrinkles of prior bureaucratic mismanagement in City Hall. Parks and Public Works Director Michael Throne outlined a plan to develop his department’s “assembly line” that will allow the city to aggressively address deferred infrastructure maintenance. Continue reading “City Council Budget $28 Million: Now, How to Spend It?”

Board Takes Another Look at Homework Controversy

The San Marino Unified School District has some decisions to make after a lengthy Board of Education meeting last week, chief among them — homework.
Representatives from parent groups who attended the meeting last week seemed generally supportive of the Academic Advisory Commission recommendation to scale back the amount of homework in K-8 classes, but the board was hesitant to commit to anything that night. Continue reading “Board Takes Another Look at Homework Controversy”

Norgaard Lawyer Criticizes District

A lawyer for school board member Chris Norgaard lambasted San Marino Unified School District officials for their latest moves against his client, taken in response to his legal threats against the district.
In an email, attorney Guy Glazier pointed out Norgaard has served for 14½ years in all capacities on the school board, was a founding member of two of the board’s most important committees and has always performed one of the board’s central functions: the superintendent evaluation. The four other members of the board, however, removed Norgaard from that process this month, creating a subcommittee that excludes him. Continue reading “Norgaard Lawyer Criticizes District”