San Marino police responded to a disturbing incident on the morning of March 8. A man who had gone to check on a supposedly vacant Avondale Road residence on behalf of the homeowner was accosted by a squatter living in the master bedroom. Police, who found that a rear door had been forced open, arrested the 22-year-old transient on suspicion of residential burglary and assault with a deadly weapon. Continue reading “Ordinance to Track Vacant Homes in City”
The city must tidy up its accounting procedures. The auditor who conducted an annual review of San Marino’s books issued that unmistakable message at last week’s City Council meeting. Continue reading “Council Strains to Make Sense of City’s Books”
An 18-year-old man walked onto the campus of San Marino High School last week flashing a fake police badge, wearing a replica handgun on his hip and confronting students, according to the San Marino Police Department.
Although he left without causing further alarm, Police Chief John Incontro cringes at the thought of what might have been. Continue reading “Man Arrested for Impersonating Cop”
Permitting for some building functions in San Marino just moved into the 21st century. And tradespeople are sure to be the beneficiaries of a process that has been streamlined, expedited … and moved almost entirely into the realm of cyberspace. Continue reading “Part of City’s Permit Process Goes Online”
The footing is constantly shifting in the fluid world of social media, and schoolkids are pretty adept at staying two or three strides ahead of their parents. Continue reading “Helping Parents Navigate Minefield of Social Media”
San Marino Congregational Church has emerged as a new option for the relocation of a cell tower on the grounds of San Marino High School, according to city Planning and Building Director Aldo Cervantes.
American Tower, which manages the tower for carriers Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile, had originally sought to relocate it to the grounds of Tony’s Pizza at the corner of Huntington Drive and Winston Avenue. But that has proven to be problematic. Continue reading “Congregational Church Seen as Option for SMHS Tower”
Residents of San Marino will be less likely to have monstrous building projects sneak up on them in their neighborhoods, following action last week by the City Council. Continue reading “Spreading the Word on Building Projects”
Banners will soon flutter along San Marino’s major thoroughfares, recognizing community members and businesses essential to two local fundraising campaigns. Continue reading “Banners Proving Popular”
By Sage Murthy and Jamie Haenisch
Special to the Outlook
Editor’s note: Sage Murthy and Jamie Haenisch of San Marino, 5th-graders at Valentine Elementary School, visited the Republic of San Marino on a trip to Europe with their families last summer. The girls wrote an article about their experience, which the Outlook is pleased to publish.
Did you know that there’s another San Marino out there? Well, there is. In the middle of Italy, there is a small country called San Marino. In fact, our city is named after it. That’s why we made it a point to visit San Marino this past summer when we were in Italy. Continue reading “Local Girls Visit ‘Other’ San Marino on Vacation”
San Marino’s public schools continued to maintain a lofty perch in statewide measurements of student learning in the past year, even in the wake of a new instructional method (Common Core state standards) and testing system (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium). Continue reading “No Letup in Excellence for San Marino’s Schools”