A round of golf with NBA legend Jerry West and a private tennis lesson with seven-time Wimbledon champion Pete Sampras represent just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to a list of notable sports items offered in Door of Hope’s upcoming online auction. Continue reading “Sports-Themed Auction May Help Door of Hope Hit Its Goal on Feb. 20”
Dear Parent Coach,
The “sick season” started at our house over the holidays, and everyone seems to have caught something. Now we are heading back to school. When the kids are sick enough to stay home from school, I feel guilty letting them watch DVDs all day. What other things might keep them entertained?
Signed, Nurse Mom Continue reading “Winter Chills and Childhood Ills”
Erika Winter’s alarm clock went off at 2 a.m. last Friday. The big day had finally arrived. While most people in Pasadena were winding down their New Year’s Eve celebrations and heading to bed, the 2016 Rose Queen sprang from hers and was out the door five minutes later — still wearing pajamas. Continue reading “An Unforgettable Day for the Rose Queen”
For more than six decades, the Pasadena Community Foundation has provided funding to the city’s nonprofit sector through the generosity of a small group of individuals, families and businesses known as its Endowment Builders. They support all of the grant-making PCF does in the Pasadena area each spring — money that stays in the community and helps sustain the resources and services that make the city great. Continue reading “PCF Urges Prospective Endowment Builders to ‘Be 1 in 100’”
By Sage Murthy and Jamie Haenisch
Special to the Outlook
Editor’s note: Sage Murthy and Jamie Haenisch of San Marino, 5th-graders at Valentine Elementary School, visited the Republic of San Marino on a trip to Europe with their families last summer. The girls wrote an article about their experience, which the Outlook is pleased to publish.
Did you know that there’s another San Marino out there? Well, there is. In the middle of Italy, there is a small country called San Marino. In fact, our city is named after it. That’s why we made it a point to visit San Marino this past summer when we were in Italy. Continue reading “Local Girls Visit ‘Other’ San Marino on Vacation”
San Marino’s public schools continued to maintain a lofty perch in statewide measurements of student learning in the past year, even in the wake of a new instructional method (Common Core state standards) and testing system (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium). Continue reading “No Letup in Excellence for San Marino’s Schools”
A number of personalities and new faces had an impact on San Marino throughout 2015. A look at some of the key figures from the past year: Continue reading “Faces That Stood Out From the Crowd”
Communal budget deliberations, integrity of neighborhoods, a solution for the puzzle that is tired, old Stoneman School.
These are some of the issues that Dr. Allan Yung said he’d like to address in the coming year after he took up the mayor’s gavel on Dec. 9. A few days later, in an interview with The Outlook in the Huntington Library’s Garden Court, he elaborated on some of the key points. Continue reading “Budget, Neighborhoods Among Mayor’s Priorities”
A ripple of discontent rolled through San Marino in the past year. Standard operating procedure and incumbency carried little weight, and there were consequences for those who had raised the community’s ire. Continue reading “No Compromise on Standards Throughout 2015”
If one were to ask a typical 9-year-old to name his or her favorite foods, truffles and foie gras would not likely be at the top of the list. Kya Lau, however, is not your typical 9-year-old. Continue reading “SM’s Junior Chef is Masterful”