The last couple of years have been tempestuous in San Marino, with residents fretting over newly built homes that are out of step with their neighborhoods, the potential outlay of millions to reconstruct Stoneman School and the perception of a loose rein on city expenditures. Continue reading “Talt, Huang Elected; Taxes Pass”
A visitor recently ventured into Jones Coffee Roasters looking for the proprietor and asked a teenage employee where he might find Mireya Jones.
“You mean my grandma?” came the reply. Continue reading “Keeping Up — and Caffeinated — with the Joneses”
Proponents of two taxes that combine to generate nearly one-fifth of San Marino’s net revenues are cautiously optimistic the measures will be approved by voters in Tuesday’s general municipal election. Continue reading “It’s Decision Time on Taxes, Council for Local Voters”
The large crowd at San Marino High School’s Titan Stadium was as electric as ever on Friday night, and for good reason. The varsity football team was set to square off with eight-time defending Rio Hondo League champion Monrovia, a team it had not beaten in 12 years. The Titans didn’t let their fans’ palpable energy go to waste and fed off it to score their biggest victory in recent memory. Continue reading “San Marino Ends Monrovia’s Reign, 49-14”
The City Council deadlocked last week on whether to form a budget advisory commission of local citizens, and will take the matter up anew at its meeting of Oct. 30. Continue reading “No Council Decision Yet on Budget Commission”
Head coach Mike Hobbie and the San Marino High School varsity football team are accustomed to shattering records with an unstoppable offense, but the squad broke the greatest one yet on Friday.
The Titans defeated eight-time defending Rio Hondo League champion Monrovia, 49-14, snapping the Wildcats’ 38-game winning streak against league opponents. Continue reading “A Titanic Accomplishment: SMHS Breaks Through vs. Monrovia”
An informational meeting about key issues facing San Marino generated a roiling convergence of interest groups in Huntington Middle School’s cafeteria last week, resulting in some impassioned exchanges and uncomfortable moments. Continue reading “Fire Staffing is Simmering Stew at Mayor’s Forum”
Gregory Eng was sitting in his San Marino High School classroom on Friday morning when the door opened and a crowd of people entered. The group included his parents, the school principal, the district superintendent and several others he had never seen before. Eng dropped his pencil as the room fell silent. This couldn’t be good. What had he done? Continue reading “SMHS Student Receives Nordstrom Scholarship”
Dylan was in a hurry to come into the world, evidently. He was fortunate that members of the San Marino Fire Department showed similar haste in attending the delivery.
The SMFD arrived at a home on West Drive early on Oct. 7 after getting a 911 call about an expectant mother headed to the hospital. She never got out of the driveway. Continue reading “A Special Delivery for San Marino FD”
San Marino police officers had their handcuffs full on Oct. 4 and 5, arresting seven suspects in four unrelated incidents within city limits.
In the early hours of Oct. 4, officers arrested a Pasadena man for a vehicle stolen in Beverly Hills and also arrested two female passengers inside the vehicle on suspicion of attempted auto theft of a San Marino resident’s car. Continue reading “SMPD Totals Seven Arrests in Two-Day Span”