City to Devise Rules of the Road for E-Scooters

As rental electric scooters continue to permeate roadways, media cycles and internet memes, San Marino plans to address their local use in an ordinance soon.
The devices — frequently called e-scooters — are popular among those who find them useful to make short, cheap trips without the need of a car and scorned by those who don’t cotton to the scooters’ being scattered throughout communities’ sidewalks or roadways. The scooters run on batteries and are available to rent to anyone with an appropriate app wherever they’re found — which is where the previous user left them. Continue reading “City to Devise Rules of the Road for E-Scooters”

Reports of Crime Fell in 2018, Police Chief Says

Statistics indicate San Marino experienced an overall decrease in crime last year, including significant drops in the number of residential and commercial burglaries from the previous year.
According to the 2018 crime stats prepared by Police Chief John Incontro, the San Marino Police Department had 84 reports of burglary in 2018, down from 125 in 2017. Of those 84 burglaries, 76 were residential and eight were commercial. Continue reading “Reports of Crime Fell in 2018, Police Chief Says”

San Marino Rebounds at Blair; Holds On to 3rd Place in Standings

The San Marino High School varsity boys’ basketball team remained in the hunt for a CIF Southern Section playoff berth by defeating host Pasadena Blair, 69-32, in a Rio Hondo League contest last Friday.
The Titans (13-9 overall record, 3-2 in league) found success against the Vikings’ zone defense, scoring 19 points in the first quarter to build a double-digit lead early. San Marino kept its foot on the pedal and led comfortably, 52-24, through three quarters of play. Continue reading “San Marino Rebounds at Blair; Holds On to 3rd Place in Standings”

Legendary SMHS Coach Dies of Cancer

Maureen Bryant Former SMHS Tennis Coach
Maureen Bryant
Former SMHS Tennis Coach

Former San Marino High School teacher and legendary tennis coach Maureen Bryant died of cancer on Tuesday, Jan. 8, the school has announced.
Bryant began teaching at SMHS in 1963 and went on to become one of the school’s most beloved and respected teachers during a four-decade tenure.
Retired SMHS Principal Mary Johnson worked with Bryant on state testing for years and witnessed firsthand Bryant’s commitment to education and students. Continue reading “Legendary SMHS Coach Dies of Cancer”

Mayor’s State of City Message: Improve Efficiency

Mayor Steven Huang informs the Rotary about the state of the city.
Mayor Steven Huang informs the Rotary about the state of the city.

Dr. Steven Huang tipped his hat to his predecessor and outlined the way he planned to follow up as mayor in his State of the City presentations last week, both at a city-run town hall meeting and at the weekly Rotary Club of San Marino luncheon.
The new mayor said he hoped to continue the path charted
last year by Steve Talt (who remains on the City Council) regarding “no more kicking the can [down the road]” in fiscal matters, and to help guide the city to being more efficient, with services more effectively rendered to residents. Continue reading “Mayor’s State of City Message: Improve Efficiency”

Adviser on Historic Preservation Briefs City

The firm Architectural Resources Group expects to wrap up its identification of potential historic resources in San Marino by June, after which it will begin its more intensive survey to develop the final list for City Hall.
Armed with the final report, the city hopes to be able to begin formally designating historic landmarks and structures in town, affording them the protection from heavy modification or demolition that is desired by the City Council as well as other vocal groups and residents in the community. The survey comes at the mandate of the city’s preservation ordinance that was passed nearly a year ago. Continue reading “Adviser on Historic Preservation Briefs City”

Titans’ Win Streak Snapped by Temple City

The San Marino High School varsity boys’ basketball team’s four-game winning streak came to an end last Friday following a tough 59-58 loss to visiting Temple City.
The matchup was close from the start as the Rams led by only one after one quarter of play. The Titans played stingy defense in the second quarter to go into the half with a 26-22 lead. Continue reading “Titans’ Win Streak Snapped by Temple City”

San Marino Downs Monrovia for 1st League Victory

Kylie Bonavich scored 12 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in San Marino’s 44-31 victory over Monrovia.
Kylie Bonavich scored 12 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in San Marino’s 44-31 victory over Monrovia.
San Marino senior Angelina Karepetyan recorded three steals against the Wildcats and scored five points in the Titans’ loss to Temple City.
San Marino senior Angelina Karepetyan recorded three steals against the Wildcats and scored five points in the Titans’ loss to Temple City.

The San Marino High School varsity girls’ basketball team earned their first Rio Hondo League victory of the season by defeating visiting Monrovia, 44-31, on Tuesday, Jan. 8.

The Titans built an 8-point advantage in the first quarter and led 25-16 at halftime. They kept the Wildcats’ offense at bay in the second half and held on for the victory. Continue reading “San Marino Downs Monrovia for 1st League Victory”