As the city awaits an analytical study assessing the San Marino Fire Department’s operations, the City Council has clarified an authorization for the agency to continue backfilling employee absences through overtime work. Continue reading “City Allowing Fire Department Overtime as it Awaits Study”
The voter turnout last week for San Marino was the lowest national election turnout in years but that wasn’t the only bucked trend in this year’s presidential contest.
Out of 8,205 registered voters in the city, 3,979 cast ballots in the Nov. 8 election. This amounted to a 48.49% turnout. Continue reading “San Marino Majority Voted for Clinton; 48.5% Turnout”
Huntington Middle School Principal Jason Kurtenbach is absent from his office through Nov. 15, but he isn’t cutting class or playing hooky.
Instead, he’s helping to build a home for a family in Braga, Portugal, as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. He and 13 others will be installing the plumbing and roofing to an under-construction home, with his mother directing the team. Kurtenbach’s mother has volunteered since the ’90s. Continue reading “Principal Volunteers for Habitat in Portugal”
With 36.98% of precincts reporting, San Marino resident Kathryn Barger began Wednesday forecasted to have been elected as the next Los Angeles County supervisor for District 5. Continue reading “Barger Eyes Supervisor’s Seat”
With a unanimous vote, the San Marino School Board became compliant with a state law requiring certain political subdivisions to have even-numbered-year elections. Continue reading “School Board OKs Election Change”
It was with relatable experience and humor that Donald Brinegar, a renowned vocalist and choral director, helped middle school choir students hone their craft last week. Continue reading “Choir Students Get Lessons From a Pro”
There was some discussion by the City Council recently on how to approach a state mandate to alter its election years, but a decision was deferred because the body was short one person at its Friday meeting. Continue reading “Council Defers Election Year Vote”
John Paciorek will never forget Sept. 29, 1963. The warm Sunday afternoon marked the final day of the Major League Baseball regular season and the Houston Colt .45s were not going to make the playoffs. At the time, Paciorek was an 18-year-old prospect in the present-day Astros organization who had been called up for this one game as part of the team’s plan to briefly showcase its young talent. Right on cue, Paciorek wowed the home crowd during his debut, reaching base all five times against the New York Mets. Continue reading “Clairbourn to Honor Mr. 1.000 With Batting Cage”
After first planting what became TEDxPasadenaWomen last year, the minds behind the local group want to use this year’s conference to firmly establish its roots. Continue reading “TEDxPasadenaWomen is Determined to Grow”
At the morning band practice at Carver Elementary School, instructor Thomas Simpson deviated from having the entire ensemble play together and instead worked with each instrumental group on their parts. After the trumpets played, Simpson asked them to play it again but also had the clarinets join. Continue reading “Elementary School Bands More Than Double This Year”