Permitting for some building functions in San Marino just moved into the 21st century. And tradespeople are sure to be the beneficiaries of a process that has been streamlined, expedited … and moved almost entirely into the realm of cyberspace. Continue reading “Part of City’s Permit Process Goes Online”
The footing is constantly shifting in the fluid world of social media, and schoolkids are pretty adept at staying two or three strides ahead of their parents. Continue reading “Helping Parents Navigate Minefield of Social Media”
San Marino Congregational Church has emerged as a new option for the relocation of a cell tower on the grounds of San Marino High School, according to city Planning and Building Director Aldo Cervantes.
American Tower, which manages the tower for carriers Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile, had originally sought to relocate it to the grounds of Tony’s Pizza at the corner of Huntington Drive and Winston Avenue. But that has proven to be problematic. Continue reading “Congregational Church Seen as Option for SMHS Tower”
Residents of San Marino will be less likely to have monstrous building projects sneak up on them in their neighborhoods, following action last week by the City Council. Continue reading “Spreading the Word on Building Projects”
Banners will soon flutter along San Marino’s major thoroughfares, recognizing community members and businesses essential to two local fundraising campaigns. Continue reading “Banners Proving Popular”
When kindergartner Jaden Manchanda arrived at Carver Elementary School on Friday morning, there was already a smile on his face. He didn’t seem too worried about saying goodbye to his parents as he exited their car and stepped onto the drop-off curb — after all, a new friend was already waiting for him. Fifth-grader Erica De los Santos approached the car and accepted Jaden’s backpack from his mom before taking the boy’s hand and leading him up the steps to the school. His parents didn’t need to worry about Jaden getting to his classroom, either — under the guidance of Carver’s K-Patrol, they knew he was in good hands. Continue reading “Carver K-Patrol Guides Little Ones on Their Way”
Dear Parent Coach,
Our daughter is a college freshman at an Eastern university. She called us this week (unusual!) saying she is under a lot of stress with her classes. She admits she is staying up too late and isn’t eating well. She seems to manage having fun, but doesn’t have the same drive to handle her studies. She’s questioning whether or not she’s cut out to be in college, or if this is the right college for her. We aren’t ready to give in and say come home, but we feel frustrated and worried. How can we help her?
Signed, Puzzled Parents Continue reading “College Daughter Has the Winter Blues”
Sibling rivalry is as old as Cain and Abel and as current as the latest argument at this morning’s breakfast table. Anyone who has at least one sibling has experienced its dynamics.
Whenever there is more than one child living in a family, sibling rivalry will naturally occur. However, petty arguments between brothers and sisters do have some basis and understandable causes. Every child has the primal desire to be loved, to have emotional security, in addition to the basic needs of food, clothing and a guidance-oriented environment. When there are two parents who are the source of all these needs, the more children who are living in a home, the more parents will be divided in their efforts to provide. Continue reading “Sibling Rivalry is Universal in Families”
At the end of the day, it is the trusting relationship one builds and maintains with a child that matters most. This was the conclusion I came to as I stood on the end of the Santa Barbara pier with grandchildren Ivy and Everett, watching the sun set on the first day of a new year. I quietly sang taps to them: “Day is done, gone the sun . . . safely rest, God is nigh.” None of us wanted to leave, but it was getting dark. Continue reading “Grandparenting in Magical Santa Barbara”
Dear Parent Coach,
The “sick season” started at our house over the holidays, and everyone seems to have caught something. Now we are heading back to school. When the kids are sick enough to stay home from school, I feel guilty letting them watch DVDs all day. What other things might keep them entertained?
Signed, Nurse Mom Continue reading “Winter Chills and Childhood Ills”