Rose Queen Adds Title: Senate District’s Woman of the Year

Louise Siskel
Louise Siskel

For her reign as the 2019 Rose Queen — a platform she has proudly used to promote women and girls seeking paths to science and technology careers and encouraged them to be their own kind of princess — San Marino’s Louise Siskel was named woman of the year for the 25th State Senate District.
State Sen. Anthony Portantino announced his selection last week, citing Siskel’s leadership on the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Royal Court and the “heartfelt” Los Angeles Times op-ed in which she reflected on the gradual change in Tournament tradition and said she felt the responsibility “to share that I am bisexual.” Continue reading “Rose Queen Adds Title: Senate District’s Woman of the Year”

HMS Science Olympiad Team Heads to State Competition

Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK The Huntington Middle School Science Olympiad Team placed first in this year’s county regional competition and will enter the state competition in April. The team includes Nora Chang (front row, from left), Bethany Ang, adviser Cynthia Wong, adviser Suzanne Nitta, Olivia Wang, Aparna Venkat and Leo Feng. Back: Sean Killackey, Sebastian Liong, Elsa  Panning, Katie Lui, Lillian Panning, Sophia An, Audrey Jung, Helena Wu, Aaron Ong, Berwyn Phan and coach David Zheng.
Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
The Huntington Middle School Science Olympiad Team placed first in this year’s county regional competition and will enter the state competition in April. The team includes Nora Chang (front row, from left), Bethany Ang, adviser Cynthia Wong, adviser Suzanne Nitta, Olivia Wang, Aparna Venkat and Leo Feng. Back: Sean Killackey, Sebastian Liong, Elsa
Panning, Katie Lui, Lillian Panning, Sophia An, Audrey Jung, Helena Wu, Aaron Ong, Berwyn Phan and coach David Zheng.

After securing nine first-place medals, seven second-place medals and five third-place medals, the Huntington Middle School Science Olympiad Team has advanced from the Los Angeles County Regional competition as the first-place team this season. Continue reading “HMS Science Olympiad Team Heads to State Competition”

Residents Urged to Make Wish List of City Projects

Now is the time to let the city know what projects you want it to take a hard look at when budget decisions are due in a few months.
Through a survey on the city’s website, residents are encouraged to review the list of 21 potential projects that have been discussed by officials and select as many as 10 of their favorites. The City Council plans to consider this resident input when plotting out the 2019-20 budget. The council narrowed its list to these 21 projects from an initial 53. Continue reading “Residents Urged to Make Wish List of City Projects”

Two San Marino Seniors Earn All-CIF Accolades

The San Marino High School football team turned in another memorable season under the guidance of Mike Hobbie with a Rio Hondo League championship and a CIF Southern Section quarterfinals appearance last fall.
Two key members of the squad were recognized for helping the Titans finish with an overall record of 9-3-1. Seniors Beau Hobbie and Chris Wicke were named to the All-CIF Division 9 first team, the Southern Section announced on Monday. Continue reading “Two San Marino Seniors Earn All-CIF Accolades”

East Meets West Club Builds Bridge to Cultural Understanding

Photo courtesy Annie Brassard Board members for the San Marino-based East Meets West Parent Education Club include Helen Gunnoe (front row, from left), Queenie Ng, Annie Brassard, Flora Wang, Sandra Chen and Julie Scott. Back: June Song, Christine Tung, Isaac Hung, Molly Woodford, Sophia Chan, Marilyn Fritz, Susan Jakubowski, Matt Scott, Rick Politte, Paul Brassard, Ron Gunnoe and Ambrose Chan.
Photo courtesy Annie Brassard
Board members for the San Marino-based East Meets West Parent Education Club include Helen Gunnoe (front
row, from left), Queenie Ng, Annie Brassard, Flora Wang, Sandra Chen and Julie Scott. Back: June Song, Christine Tung, Isaac Hung, Molly Woodford, Sophia Chan, Marilyn Fritz, Susan Jakubowski, Matt Scott, Rick Politte, Paul Brassard,
Ron Gunnoe and Ambrose Chan.

Moving to a new community is challenging for anyone, but moving from one country to another is in a category all its own.
This struggle, experienced by many residents in San Marino — a community built largely by Taiwanese and Chinese expatriates — prompted some of them to coalesce into a group spanning the East-West divide. Appropriately, they called themselves East Meets West Parent Education Club. Continue reading “East Meets West Club Builds Bridge to Cultural Understanding”

Hobbie, Who Made SMHS Football a Local Power, to Retire

Mike Hobbie
Mike Hobbie

San Marino High School football coach and physical education teacher Mike Hobbie has announced he will retire at the end of the school year and step down from his coaching duties.
Hobbie, who took over the varsity baseball program last year, said Monday he will continue to coach the baseball team in the spring before resigning from the position. Continue reading “Hobbie, Who Made SMHS Football a Local Power, to Retire”

City Wants Lacy Park Rose Arbor to Rise Anew

Lacy Park’s beloved Rose Arbor not only will return to its spot adorning the western entrance to the San Marino haven, but it will even have the same design as the structure torn down in 2016.
The question to be answered — tentatively in March — will be how to pay for it.
“The general consensus of the City Council seems pretty clearly to rebuild,” City Manager Marcella Marlowe said during Friday’s council meeting. “The first question is, do you want to put city funds forward to do it, or do we want to rely on donations?” Continue reading “City Wants Lacy Park Rose Arbor to Rise Anew”

Baldocchi Leads Titans to 74-35 Rout Over Blair

 

Photo courtesy Mihail Papadopulos San Marino seniors Eric Fu (from left), Chris Wicke, Michael Baldocchi, Cristian Mata and Jason Wee were honored prior to the Titans’ 74-35 victory over Pasadena Blair last Saturday.
Photo courtesy Mihail Papadopulos
San Marino seniors Eric Fu (from left), Chris Wicke, Michael Baldocchi, Cristian Mata and Jason Wee were honored prior to the Titans’ 74-35 victory over Pasadena Blair last Saturday.

The San Marino High School varsity boys’ basketball team kept its postseason hopes alive with a 74-35 victory over visiting Pasadena Blair in a Rio Hondo League game last Saturday.
The five seniors on the team were honored prior to the game, and one of them finished as the top scorer for the Titans. Michael Baldocchi turned in a stellar performance, draining five 3-pointers in the third quarter and exploding for 20 points along with four rebounds, four steals and a block. Continue reading “Baldocchi Leads Titans to 74-35 Rout Over Blair”