Portantino Meets Gov. Brown to Discuss 710 Tunnel Demise

Photo courtesy state Sen. Portantino
State Sen. Anthony Portantino (left) gives signed “No 710 Tunnel” petition to Gov. Jerry Brown.

State Sen. Anthony Portantino recently personally delivered to Gov. Jerry Brown thousands of signatures on the “No 710 Tunnel” petition, rolling out a lengthy scroll of signatures that activists opposed to the freeway tunnel collected for several years, the 25th district senator’s office said in a statement.
“I was extremely honored that the No 710 Action Committee would ask me to deliver our petitions to the governor and that Gov. Brown would so graciously receive them from me. In addition to presenting the petition signatures, we had a chance to discuss Metro’s recent unanimous action to terminate the tunnel project,” Portantino said.
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Former Maranatha Star Making His Mark at APU

By Robert Haleblian

Photo courtesy Azusa Pacific University Sports Information
Former Maranatha standout and Pasadena native Andrew Elffers led the Azusa Pacific University football team to its first Division II playoff berth last year. He is a dual-threat quarterback and has rushed for 736 yards and 13 touchdowns the past three seasons with the Cougars.

In the quarterback-rich nature of Southern California football, it is easy to get lost in the mix. With Josh Rosen at UCLA and Sam Darnold at USC, the scene is at an all-time high. In a time where big names and big schools dominate headlines, Pasadena’s own Andrew Elffers is making a name for himself in a less traditional way.
“A huge reason for why I chose APU [was that] I just felt something different about the school,” said Elffers. “The main thing that attracted me to APU was that it was a faith based institution. When I was [deciding] between the Division I offers or going to APU, a Division II school, I knew APU was going to be the best school for me to develop my character as a man, a man of integrity, and as a hard worker [who] cares for others more than [myself].” Continue reading “Former Maranatha Star Making His Mark at APU”

SMPD Chief Patrols Town, Urges Safeguards Against Burglaries

Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK San Marino Police Chief John Incontro, in an effort to educate residents on how they can protect their homes from being targeted by burglars, has been inviting media members to join him on patrols throughout the city.
Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
San Marino Police Chief John Incontro, in an effort to educate residents on how they can protect their homes from being targeted by burglars, has been inviting media members to join him on patrols throughout the city.

The trick might be to get into the mind of a burglar.
At the very least, this is a tactic Police Chief John Incontro adopts when he patrols San Marino in his unmarked Ford Explorer, helping to ensure his department is a visible presence in the small and affluent city and also keeping wary of situations ripe for crime. Continue reading “SMPD Chief Patrols Town, Urges Safeguards Against Burglaries”

Rotary Club Rings Wedding Bells for Its President

Photo by Staci Moraza / OUTLOOK Rotary Club of San Marino President Denise Wadsworth was married to Richard Blair during last week’s club meeting. The Rev. Canon Colville Smythe officiated.
Photo by Staci Moraza / OUTLOOK
Rotary Club of San Marino President Denise Wadsworth was married to Richard Blair during last week’s club meeting. The Rev. Canon Colville Smythe officiated.

When Denise Wadsworth, as president of Rotary Club of San Marino, rang the club bell last week and said, “This meeting is officially adjourned,” she also was effectively adjourning another special event.
Her own wedding. Continue reading “Rotary Club Rings Wedding Bells for Its President”