Retired Surgeon Embraces a New Vista as Landscape Painter

Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK Dr. Robert Ghatan, a retired orthopedic surgeon, works on a landscape painting at his San Marino home, a hobby he now has ample time to explore.
Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
Dr. Robert Ghatan, a retired orthopedic surgeon, works on a landscape painting at his San Marino home, a hobby he now has ample time to explore.

In retirement, Dr. Robert Ghatan has discovered a surprise passion paralleling his devotion to orthopedic surgery — landscape painting.
The longtime San Marino resident has dedicated an upstairs wing of his Shenandoah Road home to his art, allowing himself a comfortable corner in which to re-create his memorable vacations amid the comforting sunlight and view of trees that his wide windows afford. Numerous mounted canvases in varying stages of completion adorn the walls, as Ghatan waits for just the right color to come to mind before he takes the next stroke. Continue reading “Retired Surgeon Embraces a New Vista as Landscape Painter”

Titans Compete in CIF Division 4 Championship

Outlook file photo Senior Puja Balaji led the Titans by placing 68th with a time of 19:53.7.
Outlook file photo
Senior Puja Balaji led the Titans by placing 68th with a time of 19:53.7.
Photo courtesy Cindy Wong Senior captain Katie Wong has competed in CIF in all four years at SMHS.
Photo courtesy Cindy Wong
Senior captain Katie Wong has competed in CIF in all four years at SMHS.

The San Marino High School varsity girls’ cross-country team traveled to Riverside for a second consecutive weekend and participated in the CIF Southern Section Division 4 championship race last Saturday.
The Titans recorded 546 points in the team standings, placing them 22nd ahead of Glendora St. Lucy’s and Big Bear. Orange Lutheran won the Division 4 crown with 75 points.
SMHS senior Puja Balaji paced the Titans and finished the race in 19 minutes, 53.7 seconds, placing her 68th, and Peyton Talt was 88th with a time of 20:24.8. Karen Lee posted a time of 21:18.5 and placed 127th, Lily Tong crossed the finish line in 21:45.1, which was good for 141st place, Katie Wong placed 152nd with a time of 22:04.9 and Katelyn Hansa was the final Titan to cross the finish line, posting a time of 24:11.1 and placing 170th.
Correction: Katie Wong was not included in last week’s coverage. The senior captain placed 73rd in the CIF-SS Division 4 prelims with a time of 22 minutes, 25.7 seconds behind Karen Lee, who finished 65th.