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 High School varsity boys’ basketball team suffered two setbacks in Rio Hondo League play, falling to South Pasadena and La Cañada last week.
The Titans opened the week at South Pasadena last Tuesday and trailed 55-54 through three quarters. The Tigers ultimately pulled away for a big 83-77 victory that put them one game ahead of San Marino in the league standings.
Sean O’Brien led SMHS with 22 points, three rebounds and three assists, and Joey Fuerst chipped in 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Ethan Deng netted 15 points and recorded five assists, Ethan Mo had nine points, Lemuel Li finished with five points and five rebounds, and Trond Grizzell contributed five points.
San Marino then hosted first-place La Cañada in a league contest last Friday. The Titans kept up with the Spartans in the first quarter and trailed by only three points. La Cañada’s defense held SMHS at bay in the second, limiting the home squad to only nine points and building a 34-22 lead at the half. Continue reading “Titans Drop Two Rio Hondo League Games”
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”
San Marino High School senior Talia Green said she vividly remembers attending one of the school’s student performances of “Peter Pan” 10 years ago. Continue reading “SMHS’ ‘Peter Pan’ Production Ready to Fly”
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”
The San Marino High School varsity wrestling team won the majority of matches it competed in at La Cañada High School last week. Unfortunately for the Titans, it wasn’t enough as they forfeted too many contests in a 52-25 defeat. Continue reading “Titans Fall in League, Shift Focus to Postseason”
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”