Dr. Alex Cherniss, superintendent for the San Marino Unified School District, said he has high hopes for the state’s modified assessment methods for its public schools.
Schools will now factor in a variety of ancillary factors for students, on top of testing and proficiency, to determine their effectiveness while identifying areas ripe for improvement, Cherniss explained. Continue reading “New School Assessment Method Focuses on Growth”
Rob Smith is one of the O.G. Homeboys. Or as Father Greg Boyle put it: “Rob Smith is one of the finest human beings I have ever known.”
Continue reading “LCF’s Rob Smith Beloved for Inner City Work”
It’s Descanso Gardens, illuminated as you’ve never seen it.
The most familiar of haunts at the beloved botanic gardens have been transformed by the “Enchanted: Forest of Light!” display that opens to the public Friday, Nov. 25.
Continue reading “Descanso Gardens Glows in New Light”
Foothill Boulevard is a shade emptier following the removal last month of four deceased redwoods in the medians of the busiest street in La Cañada Flintridge.
Continue reading “Foothill Blvd. Loses its Last Four Redwoods”
Through February, one can listen to communications originating from satellites in Earth’s orbit at the Huntington Library.
Continue reading “JPL Designers Let People Hear From Outer Space”
Thanksgiving is fast approaching and we begin to look forward to family traditions, family feasts with well-loved recipes, extended family reconnections, family football favorites, family faith and family love in abundance. Continue reading “Parenting With Grateful Hearts”
As the shockwaves of Donald Trump’s presidential upset win continue to reverberate in California, Pasadena residents this past week expressed the full gambit of emotion, from bitter disappointment and fear to joyous elation.
Of the total 40,466 ballots cast in the city of Pasadena, 18.7% of the votes were for Trump, while 72.9% were for Hillary Clinton. Support for Trump was wider across the state with 33.2% of the votes, versus the 61.5% for Clinton.
Despite political leanings, residents came together to support the troops and those who served the country at the city’s Veterans Day tribute at City Hall last Friday. Continue reading “Trump’s Win Divides Neighbors; Some Rattle, Others Rally”