The San Marino City Council is expected to greenlight memorandums of understanding on Friday to kick off three-year agreements with the municipality’s labor unions. Continue reading “City Council Approval of Labor Contracts Anticipated”
The San Marino Tribune ownership has announced that the newspaper has been sold this week to Outlook Newspapers, the newspaper group that controls the San Marino Outlook. Andy and Carie Salter, who have owned the Tribune for more than four years, have sold the publication to Outlook Publisher Charlie Plowman. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Continue reading “Tribune, Outlook to Combine Forces in Weekly Newspaper”
Jeff Wilson says he is often asked whether he knew San Marino Unified School District was and would continue to be in the midst of financial woes when he applied to become the district’s superintendent and was hired last year.
“The answer to that is yes, I did know about that,” he told the Rotary Club of San Marino, “but I also saw the potential that we have in front of us for not only fixing our budget but actually expanding our programs and moving ahead.”
In his first “State of the Schools” address to the club, Wilson last week did his best to illustrate the root causes of the district’s fiscal shortcomings, which are primarily tied to a state funding formula that favors districts with academic shortcomings and large populations of “at-risk” students. Continue reading “Wilson Says SMUSD Can Compete Despite Financial Challenges”
A foiled break-in at a home on Kensington Road last week led to the arrests of three suspects tied to an earlier burglary, and one of those men is now linked to two other burglaries in December, police said. Continue reading “Three Burglary Suspects Charged, One Linked to Attack on Resident”
Armed with a handful of economic development pilot programs, San Marino officials are hoping to distinguish the city enough so that small-scale, mom-and-pop businesses will choose to locate on Huntington Drive or Mission Street instead of in nearby suburbs. Continue reading “City Strives to Increase Its Allure to Small Businesses”
A surety company is expected to deliver plans to complete Lacy Park’s new restroom facility to the city by the end of January, about nine months after the original contractor was expected to have finished the job. Continue reading “Citing Long Delays, City Boots Restroom Contractor”
San Marino residents wishing the city would evict some particularly loud and messy tenants — peafowl — continue to have their wishes stalled by a state-imposed quarantine on poultry. Continue reading “Quarantine Keeps Peafowl Strutting in San Marino”
If all else goes well, San Marino residents will have the rose arbor back in Lacy Park by August.
The City Council voted unanimously to award a $625,090 contract to Glendora-based Courts Construction Co. at last week’s meeting, and work is expected to begin in February and wrap in August after an estimated 120 workdays. In a divided vote, the panel decided against path lighting for the arbor, which would have added $23,280 to the contract. Continue reading “Rose Arbor Project Approved, August Completion Envisioned”
The Huntington Library struck gold in Pasadena last week.
The centenarian institution joined forces with a fellow California hallmark — the Rose Parade — on New Year’s Day, making its first appearance in float form in the last half-century. Its return was well received: the library earned the Golden State Award from the Tournament of Roses, bestowed on the float for “most outstanding depiction of life in California.” Continue reading “Huntington Library Rolls Out Award-Winning Rose Parade Float”
In a plea deal, two teenage boys who admitted their roles in the July 4 death of a jogger who was struck by a vehicle on Huntington Drive have accepted indeterminate noncustodial sentences, a district attorney’s spokesman said. Continue reading “Teens Sentenced in Jogger’s July 4 Traffic Death”