By Mark Billingsley
For The Outlook
SACRAMENTO — Carson Glazier stood on the sideline Saturday night in street clothes, his San Marino High School letterman’s jacket keeping him warm from the Sacramento chill.
All he could do was watch as the Central Catholic Raiders from Modesto took apart his Titans and claimed their fourth consecutive CIF State Bowl game with a 56-21 win in the Open Small School championship game. Continue reading “Dream Season Ends in State Final”
It was an oratorical competition at Huntington Middle School, and Matthew Slimp, the speech and debate coach at San Marino High School, had agreed to be one of the judges. He probably blinked in disbelief as the very first participant, an 8th-grader, concluded her speech. Continue reading “Liu Impresses Teachers With Her Academic Range”
Two mavericks have joined San Marino’s City Council, and the temperature in the room just went up.
Steve Talt and Dr. Steven Huang, who won election to the council in twin landslides in November, were sworn in before last week’s council meeting. Each clearly wants to make a strong early impression, and in the course of the proceedings, the normally even-tempered Dr. Richard Sun exhibited a rare flash of anger, and later exasperation. Continue reading “Lively Proceedings With New Council”
A significant shift of power occurred in San Marino last week as two new members joined the City Council, a new mayor was appointed and a new president named to the School Board.
Dr. Steven Huang and Steve Talt, who won seats to the City Council in the Nov. 3 election, were sworn in at the start of last week’s meeting. They replace two-term incumbents Dennis Kneier and Eugene Sun, who were voted out of office in a lopsided election. Continue reading “A Changing of the Guard in San Marino”
The San Marino High School football team’s magical run seemed close to ending as the Titans trailed by three touchdowns against visiting Chatsworth Sierra Canyon in the CIF State Small Schools Division Southern Regional on Saturday night. Continue reading “Thrilling Win Lifts Titans to State Title Game”
Crooks love Christmas, too.
All of those bright-colored presents under the tree … and the people off to yet another concert, play or party. Packages arriving by delivery almost daily, placed on the porch for easy snatching. Houses standing empty, as people head off to Mammoth or Hawaii or points beyond to enjoy a stretch of vacation. Continue reading “Foiling Criminals Over the Holidays”
Blame Fezziwig. In Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol,” he provided the blueprint for the proper Christmas party, clearing away the office furniture for music, dancing, games, food and “plenty of beer,” as the author wrote in 1843.
The festive spirit continues to soar at holiday gatherings everywhere, and it’s not unusual for the alcohol consumption to get away from someone. The danger occurs when that impaired person decides to drive home, and officials are issuing stern warnings about the necessity of being sensible amid the merriment. Continue reading “Holiday Revelers Urged Not to Mix Drinking, Driving”
San Marino resident Steve Silk was one of two honorees at the recent Stanley Black and Bob Barth Sports LA event, an annual gala that aims to raise money for worthy causes throughout the city. This year’s beneficiary was Union Rescue Mission, a 124-year-old organization dedicated to providing comprehensive emergency and long-term recovery services that help people unshackle themselves from the grip of homelessness in Los Angeles. Continue reading “Sports LA Raises $4.4M for Union Rescue Mission”
The 2015 San Marino High School varsity football team established itself as one of the best teams in school history by breaking just about every offensive record imaginable, winning the Rio Hondo League title and finishing the regular season unbeaten, but that wasn’t enough. The Titans wanted to cement their legacy not just at San Marino but in CIF-Southern Section history. Continue reading “Perfect! San Marino Wins CIF Championship”
Thomas Vandenburg, a 5th-grader at Valentine Elementary School, is rarely stumped for words, a trait that served him well in the Principios Invitational II, a speech and debate tournament held recently in Arleta. Continue reading “5th Grader’s Success in Debate Speaks Volumes”