Mark de la Vega was 2 years old the first time Ben Ubovich lifted a baton above an ensemble of musicians at San Marino High School.
Ubovich retired this past spring after 27 years as director of instrumental music at SMHS, and de la Vega, whose background is predominantly in percussion, appears to be setting a brisk new beat as he succeeds him. Continue reading “A Positive First Impression by the Leader of the Band”
San Marino continues to exceed state targets for the reduction of its water use, according to numbers provided last week by California American Water, the company that services the vast majority of the community. Continue reading “Local Water Use Remains in Check”
Rachael Worby has a story about a story, one that leads to — you guessed it — another story. This all makes a little more sense when you discover the first story is a backstory, the second is “West Side Story” and the third is Muse/ique’s upcoming concert, “In/side Story.” Continue reading “Muse/ique Set to Share the ‘In/side Story’ with Audience Aug. 29”
The Pasadena Symphony Association boasts big-name music icons in David Lockington, Michael Feinstein and others on ticket stubs, programs and just about everything else the nonprofit prints up. But around Pasadena, the nonprofit’s president and CEO has quickly become the face of the organization. Continue reading “Pasadena Symphony Association’s Face of Success”
The San Marino Unified School District doesn’t exactly have to beat the bushes when it has an opening among its teaching ranks. The district’s reputation for academic excellence precedes it, apparently.
“I think we have competitive class sizes — low compared to neighboring districts — which is attractive,” said SMUSD’s superintendent, Dr. Alex Cherniss. “I think we have a great reputation: Our kids are high achieving. Teachers want to work with kids who are engaged, and our kids are exactly that.” Continue reading “SMUSD Welcomes New Teachers, Staff”
San Marino’s water consumption has slowed to a trickle over the last several weeks, according to figures provided by California American Water, the company that supplies water to all but a fraction of the community.
Cal Am Director of Operations Garry Hofer emailed water-use tables to city officials last week showing that San Marino used 32% less water in June and July than it had over the same months in 2014. In May, the city did even better, dropping its use by a whopping 48%. Continue reading “Spigots Turned Down Locally, New Data Shows”
The shakeup will continue for San Marino’s Design Review Committee. Not long after three new members were appointed to the DRC by the City Council, Valerie Flores stepped down last week. Continue reading “More Upheaval for Design Review Committee”
On a recent warm Saturday morning, several dozen people assembled outside the entrance to the Huntington Library. The gates wouldn’t open for another hour and a half, but these early birds weren’t there to see the art galleries, the library or the botanical gardens. What they were after was fruit — specifically, the seven acres of Valencia oranges adjacent to the Huntington’s north entry road. Continue reading “Paying it Forward With Fresh Fruit”
Michael Lin’s career path wasn’t initially pointed in the direction of education, but his diverse professional qualifications are expected to greatly enhance his work as Huntington Middle School’s new assistant principal. Continue reading “Lin Changed Career Course; It Led to HMS”
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