Every Nov. 11 for the past several decades, the United States pauses to salute those who have served in the country’s armed forces. The date was chosen to honor the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 — when the armistice with Germany went into effect, effectively ending World War I. Continue reading “Local Veterans’ Group Swaps Stories”
Accessing information online has become increasingly common in the digital age. Connection speeds have escalated and libraries all over the country now feature computers alongside traditional bookshelves. The Crowell Public Library is no different, except patrons at San Marino’s information hub will now be placed directly at the forefront of this technological trend, thanks to a new Internet system. Continue reading “Super-Speed Internet Comes to Crowell”
For two challengers in last week’s City Council election, status as an outsider carried considerable weight. But a little money didn’t hurt, either.
Steve Talt and Dr. Steven Huang each raised in excess of $33,000 in campaign funds for the race, according to disclosure documents on file with the city clerk. They handily unseated the two incumbents, Mayor Eugene Sun and Councilman Dennis Kneier. Continue reading “Reviewing Election Successes”
The City Council welcomes the community’s input on San Marino’s budget, but it wants to be closely engaged in the process. At its meeting last week, the council steered away from establishing a citizens’ budget commission and instead agreed to create an ad hoc council committee — one that will have two council members sitting in on the proceedings. Continue reading “Council to Solicit Citizens’ Advice on Budget Committee”
For the last year and a half, Lu Jiang has been the face of the San Marino Unified School District for families new to the community. She sits at the receptionist’s desk just inside the door of the district offices on West Drive, and has also been responsible for registering new students. Continue reading “SMUSD Names Liaison to New Families”
For adolescent girls, the elementary and middle school social scene can be a strange, frightening and confusing place. For their parents, it can be even more so. To help both parties navigate the murky waters ahead, an upcoming Partnership for Awareness event will tackle the issue of girls’ social and emotional development through these formative years. Continue reading “Girls’ Social World is Subject of Talk”
The last couple of years have been tempestuous in San Marino, with residents fretting over newly built homes that are out of step with their neighborhoods, the potential outlay of millions to reconstruct Stoneman School and the perception of a loose rein on city expenditures. Continue reading “Talt, Huang Elected; Taxes Pass”
A visitor recently ventured into Jones Coffee Roasters looking for the proprietor and asked a teenage employee where he might find Mireya Jones.
“You mean my grandma?” came the reply. Continue reading “Keeping Up — and Caffeinated — with the Joneses”
Proponents of two taxes that combine to generate nearly one-fifth of San Marino’s net revenues are cautiously optimistic the measures will be approved by voters in Tuesday’s general municipal election. Continue reading “It’s Decision Time on Taxes, Council for Local Voters”
The City Council deadlocked last week on whether to form a budget advisory commission of local citizens, and will take the matter up anew at its meeting of Oct. 30. Continue reading “No Council Decision Yet on Budget Commission”