San Marino Falls to Flintridge Prep in 4 Sets

Marelene Ketelaar led the Titans in assists against the Rebels on Monday.
Marelene Ketelaar led the Titans in assists against the Rebels on Monday.
Kira Glasse led San Marino with two aces during Monday’s nonleague match.
Kira Glasse led San Marino with two aces during Monday’s nonleague match.

The San Marino High School varsity girls’ volleyball team showed flashes of its potential against visiting Flintridge Prep but wasn’t consistent enough as the Rebels came away with a four-set victory, 25-19, 21-25, 10-25, 14-25, in a nonleague match on Monday.
“Well, I have to take into consideration that we’re a young team in terms of leadership,” said SMHS head coach Joseph Rios. “We’re growing still, and hiccups are still going to happen. It’s one of those years where we have to iron out the wrinkles and roll with the punches.
“We didn’t lose a lot of pieces but we lost pieces of leadership. As far as I’m concerned about this year, we’re just looking for the next leader.”
The Titans (6-10 overall record) served well and took advantage of the Rebels’ mistakes in the first game but couldn’t make it two in a row as Flintridge Prep battled for a 25-21 win in Game 2.

Erin Hill recorded 16 kills in a four-set loss to visiting Flintridge Prep.
Erin Hill recorded 16 kills in a four-set loss to visiting Flintridge Prep.
Connor Sund and her teammates served well in the first set against Prep.
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Connor Sund and her teammates served well in the first set against Prep.

San Marino seemed determined to take the third set by scoring five of the first seven points. However, that lead was short-lived as Flintridge Prep (12-3 overall) went on a 17-2 run to build a big lead.
The visiting squad won the third game and carried its momentum into the fourth to take the match.
Erin Hill led San Marino with 14 kills, Leela Anvekar recorded five blocks, Kira Glasse had two aces and Caitlin Nguyen finished with 16 digs.
The Titans went on to host La Cañada in a Rio Hondo League match on Tuesday and will host rival South Pasadena today at 6:30 p.m.
Rios feels confident his young group can bounce back and make a run for one of the league’s postseason berths.
“I feel pretty good about it,” said Rios, who guided last year’s team to its first Rio Hondo League championship in decades. “Last year, our best time was during the second half of league. Now that we know our opponents, we should be able to play better. Also, we played on the road most of the time, so that should give us an edge.”

Five Verbs Illustrate Huntington Library’s ‘Nineteen Nineteen’ Show

James Glisson and Jennifer Watts co-curated the “Nineteen Nineteen” exhibition at the Huntington Library, a major piece of the institution’s centennial celebration.
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James Glisson and Jennifer Watts co-curated the “Nineteen Nineteen” exhibition at the Huntington Library, a major piece of the institution’s centennial celebration.

Five verbs make up the foundation of the “Nineteen Nineteen” exhibition, which opened at the Huntington Library last weekend as one of the institution’s first presentations in observance of its centennial year. Continue reading “Five Verbs Illustrate Huntington Library’s ‘Nineteen Nineteen’ Show”

Ex-Wells Fargo CEO Imparts Leadership Lessons to Rotary

Tim Sloan, who served Wells Fargo for more than three decades, speaks at a Rotary Club of San Marino meeting at San Marino Community Church.
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Tim Sloan, who served Wells Fargo for more than three decades, speaks at a Rotary Club of San Marino meeting at San Marino Community Church.

Now on month three of retirement, Tim Sloan spent some of his time at the Rotary Club of San Marino luncheon last week reflecting on his banking career, but mostly focused on his five lessons in leadership.
Speaking frankly on his retirement, which took effect at the end of June, the former Wells Fargo CEO expressed affection for the company he called home for more than three decades, often using “we” and “us” when referring to the institution. His departure from Wells Fargo occurred amid continued scrutiny of the account fraud scandal, though he was never directly linked to it — he was chief financial officer at the time it was unfolding. Continue reading “Ex-Wells Fargo CEO Imparts Leadership Lessons to Rotary”

Onetime School Board Candidate Arrested in Alleged Barricade Incident

Officers uncovered what they believe to be illegal drugs in a vehicle owned by John Gabriel, who was arrested last week after allegedly barricading himself in his estranged wife’s San Marino home with a handgun.
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Officers uncovered what they believe to be illegal drugs in a vehicle owned by John Gabriel, who was arrested last week after allegedly barricading himself in his estranged wife’s San Marino home with a handgun.

A former school board candidate who police said forced his way into a San Marino home and held his estranged wife and their family against their will while armed remained in the Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles on $2.335-million bond as of The Outlook’s Tuesday press deadline. Continue reading “Onetime School Board Candidate Arrested in Alleged Barricade Incident”

San Marino Off to Stellar Start With Big Win

Vanderbilt-bound senior Anessa Lee is San Marino’s top singles player.
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Vanderbilt-bound senior Anessa Lee is San Marino’s top singles player.

The San Marino High School varsity girls’ tennis program is usually known for what it has accomplished in the postseason. The Titans have captured 12 CIF Southern Section Championships and numerous Rio Hondo League titles in the school’s history.
Two matches into the season, the Titans are already making headlines and being recognized by CIF by defeating Peninsula of Rolling Hills Estates, 11-7, at home last week. The Panthers have won 15 CIF titles since 1991.
“I’m very happy for the seniors,” said SMHS head coach Melwin Pereira, who doesn’t recall a victory over Peninsula with the girls’ team. “It’s about improving, and they definitely are.” Continue reading “San Marino Off to Stellar Start With Big Win”

While Marking 100 Years, Huntington Library Focuses on Future

The Huntington Library
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The Huntington Library’s new full name looms above the lectern from which President Karen Lawrence addresses guests at an event kicking off the institution’s centennial celebration.

The Huntington Library will take on a (slightly) new name to usher in its next 100 years.
Unveiled last Thursday during the institution’s centennial celebration kickoff, the new formal name — the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens — adopts a simple word switch, with “Museum” taking the place of “Collections.” Nevertheless, the change is meant to reflect the Huntington’s evolving attitude for the future. Continue reading “While Marking 100 Years, Huntington Library Focuses on Future”