It had been more than a decade since Jennifer Kennedy survived breast cancer, but last fall she found herself back in another chemotherapy center. She was not dealing with a recurrence. This was worse. The same disease had now afflicted her mother, who was finishing up a round of treatment when Kennedy noticed a sickly young woman in the waiting room. Four hours later, the woman was still sitting there alone. Continue reading “Kennedy’s Jewelry: Hope ‘By Your Side’”
A “bah, humbug” has been averted for merchants along a stretch of Huntington Drive in the run-up to Christmas.
Amid outcry from business owners about road construction on the north side of the boulevard, the city has chosen to shut down the work and postpone it until next spring. Continue reading “Construction Halted on Huntington Drive”
For nearly two decades, the music festival capital of Southern California has been Indio, a city located 130 miles east of Pasadena. Each April, weekend-long extravaganzas known as Coachella and Stagecoach attract thousands from all over the country with live performances by popular artists and rising talent alike. But starting next year, local music aficionados may no longer have to make the two-hour trek into the desert to hear their favorite bands. Continue reading “SMUSD Decides Against Bond Issue in November”
At 2,807 square miles and 1.95 million people, the 5th Supervisorial District in Los Angeles County presents an enormous challenge for the candidate seeking to represent it.
San Marino’s Kathryn Barger has found out. Since her campaign for the post began in earnest in June of last year, she has backed out of her Lorain Road driveway each morning and systematically put 30,000 miles on her car, crisscrossing the district and discussing issues with as many constituents as possible. Continue reading “Barger Nears Finish Line in Campaign”
San Marino property owners who allow their house to stand unoccupied for a period of two months or more will soon have to register with the San Marino Police Department, as the City Council moved forward on an uninhabited residential property ordinance last week. Continue reading “Progress is Made on Vacancy Ordinance”
The following was written By Peter Segall For The Outlook
Unrealistic expectations can put undue pressure on students in the San Marino Unified School District, giving rise to stress and anxiety.
That was the message at a community forum presented last week by the local Partnership for Awareness, an organization that arranges for experts to speak to school parents about the health and social challenges facing their children. Continue reading “Parents Receive Advice on Easing Kids’ Stress”
In attempting to solve the long-running quandary of the city’s Stoneman recreation headquarters, the City Council last week took the smallest of steps — and wasn’t even unanimous in that decision.
The council voted to solicit bids from architectural firms on how much it would cost to produce design drawings for various upgrades, including Americans With Disabilities Act compliance, seismic retrofits, heating and air conditioning, and fire alarms and sprinklers. Continue reading “Council Seeks Design Plans for Stoneman”
In preparing for his professional career, Dick Ward studied engineering in college before veering into law in graduate school, but another academic discipline always tugged at him. Continue reading “History Museum to Honor Wards”
Exasperated by a surge in burglaries in the last week, San Marino Police Chief John Incontro wants to employ an eye in the sky to foil the crooks.
San Marino has an arrangement with the Pasadena Police Department for use of its helicopter, for which the city will pay $13,019 in the current fiscal year. To this point, it has been deployed primarily in the pursuit of fleeing suspects. But now the SMPD wants to use the chopper on the front end of crime: for surveillance. Continue reading “SMPD Alters Tactics After Wave of Burglaries”
The chaos was barely controlled on Winston Avenue one recent weekday morning. It serves as a primary entry point to San Marino High School, and at 7:50 a.m., students streamed down the sidewalks, over the parkway, through the alley. They crossed in the middle of the block, between idling vehicles in the clogged traffic. They walked, pedaled bicycles, rolled by on skateboards.
If there was any semblance of order at all, it was surely because Police Officer Kevin Cordischi was parked at the curb in his patrol SUV, surveying the scene from southbound Winston. Continue reading “Police Patrols Ensure Safe Passage to Schools”