With two miles of swimming, 112 miles of cycling, 26 miles of running and just 17 hours to complete the gauntlet, an Ironman triathlon is considered to be one of the most difficult sporting events in the world. But don’t bother telling Nancy Ko, who is currently training for her first Ironman this November. The San Marino resident has never let daunting challenges faze her. Continue reading “Keeping Pace With Iron Mom”
Should the city spend $2.28 million to upgrade crumbling Stoneman School, creating accommodation for the disabled and ensuring that children in recreation programs don’t swelter in summer and shiver in winter?
The Recreation Commission strongly feels that it should, and voted unanimously Monday night to recommend that the City Council appropriate the money and send the project out to bid. Continue reading “Rec Commission Suggests $2.3M for Stoneman”
How fitting that the American Cancer Society chose the Rose Bowl as the site of its Hope Scores Gala this Saturday. One of the honorees at the event, Ron Okum, is as comfortable in that stadium as most men might be in the cozy den of their home. It also figured prominently in one of his greatest leadership triumphs. Continue reading “ACS Honoree Okum Shined in Shadow of 9/11”
Passersby along Los Robles Avenue between Union Street and Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena may not notice anything too different about the façade of the USC Pacific Asia Museum located on that busy city block. From the outside, the historical mansion built in the style of a Chinese palace stands out much as it has for the past 92 years since its construction. But stroll through its arched entryway guarded by stone dragons and it quickly becomes clear that the facility is an active construction site. Continue reading “Seeking Stronger Footing for Pacific Asia Museum”
Employing a new Park & Public Works director/city engineer should have a significant impact on future improvement projects in the city of San Marino, but after Dan Wall came aboard two months ago, interim City Manager Cindy Collins couldn’t resist a few backward glances. Continue reading “Having Engineer In-House is Enhancing Public Works”
For most visitors to the Huntington Library, the lush grounds and stately buildings probably bespeak elegance and tranquillity.
Gay Toltl Kinman, an author of mystery novels and short stories, has an entirely different perception. She looks at the sprawling former estate of railroad tycoon Henry Huntington and sees hiding places, treasures ripe for theft, envy and murderous intent, and get-away routes. Continue reading “Huntington Library a House of Horrors for Local Author”
In wrestling with zoning discrepancies along Huntington Drive, the City Council over the past few months has considered several courses of action. Six properties are zoned residential but have been operating as commercial enterprises for decades. Should the council rezone them commercial … amend the city’s General Plan to designate them residential … create an overlay zone? Continue reading “Will City Council Keep Status Quo on General Plan?”
When Mona Delahooke was 13 years old, a bad case of pneumonia sent her to Huntington Hospital for what eventually became a two-week stay. As she lay in bed during a time before smartphones and computers, Delahooke passed the hours by reading books brought to her room on a rolling cart that an employee pushed through the halls each day. She soon immersed herself in a 1964 paperback called “Dibs in Search of Self,” which chronicles a series of therapy sessions with an emotionally challenged young boy. Continue reading “Psychologist Recognized for Pediatric Efforts”
It was the fall of 2014 when Chinese e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba Group made history by garnering a record $25 billion during its initial public offering at the New York Stock Exchange. Nearly two years later, an entertainment subsidiary of the multinational corporation worth more than $204 billion has made Pasadena its new home. Continue reading “Chinese Tech Giant Sets Up Shop Locally”
When the San Marino Unified School District opens its doors for the first day of school on Monday, it will have nine new teachers in place, five of whom will be working in the field of special education. San Marino High School will also welcome new faces in the classroom for the teaching of chemistry, English and Spanish. Continue reading “9 New Teachers at SMUSD”