An early disposition hearing for John Gabriel, a former San Marino resident and onetime candidate for school board accused of using a gun to barricade himself and some family members in his estranged wife’s home last month, was rescheduled from last week because he has retained a new attorney. Continue reading “Hearing Set for Ex-School Board Candidate Facing Charges”
A ruptured water line near the intersection of Sierra Madre Boulevard and Canterbury Road last week served as a reminder of the need to keep up with the needs of public infrastructure. Continue reading “City Poised to Play Catch-Up on Infrastructure Repairs”
She may be new, but she’s gearing up to usher Pasadena City College into its centennial and beyond.
Erika Endrijonas, the new superintendent and president of PCC, spent much of her introduction to the Rotary Club of San Marino recently outlining her, well, outline for developing the next decade’s institutional master plan and revisiting the facilities master plan, all in preparation of the school’s 100th anniversary in 2024.
“We are focused on our very rich traditions and our history within the community, but it’s also time to think about what we want to be as we enter our second century,” she said. “The story of PCC is basically the story of excellence.” Continue reading “PCC President Endrijonas Speaks at Rotary Club”
The San Marino Chamber of Commerce recognized Frank Calistro and Russell Wilcox as its police officer and firefighter of the year, respectively, last week at the organization’s annual Police and Fire Appreciation Luncheon. Continue reading “Chamber Honors Firefighter, Police Officer of Year”
Although its two elementary schools have had relatively stable enrollment in recent years, the San Marino Unified School District appears to be losing enrollment most significantly starting at the middle school level, according to the district’s most recent figures. Continue reading “Solutions Mulled as Public School Attendance Declines”
The City Council voted unanimously to take the next step with regards to two traffic project ideas that, if realized, would be funded by L.A. Metro and would be expected to improve motorist travel along Huntington Drive at select locations. Continue reading “Modifications to Huntington Drive Top City Council Agenda”
Five verbs make up the foundation of the “Nineteen Nineteen” exhibition, which opened at the Huntington Library last weekend as one of the institution’s first presentations in observance of its centennial year. Continue reading “Five Verbs Illustrate Huntington Library’s ‘Nineteen Nineteen’ Show”
The San Marino Police Department continues to look into a Sunday incident in which an off-duty Alhambra police officer accidentally shot himself while an off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was attempting to communicate with him as the two drove on Duarte Road. Continue reading “Alhambra Cop Shoots Self Accidentally in Incident on Road”
The City Council is expected on Friday to consider whether to take the next step on two traffic projects that, if approved, would be funded in their entirety by L.A. Metro. Continue reading “City Council to Consider Two Traffic Projects”
Now on month three of retirement, Tim Sloan spent some of his time at the Rotary Club of San Marino luncheon last week reflecting on his banking career, but mostly focused on his five lessons in leadership.
Speaking frankly on his retirement, which took effect at the end of June, the former Wells Fargo CEO expressed affection for the company he called home for more than three decades, often using “we” and “us” when referring to the institution. His departure from Wells Fargo occurred amid continued scrutiny of the account fraud scandal, though he was never directly linked to it — he was chief financial officer at the time it was unfolding. Continue reading “Ex-Wells Fargo CEO Imparts Leadership Lessons to Rotary”