Crisis Inspires Creativity for Two SMHS Grads

San Marino High School alumnae Serena Wang and Britney Yip collaborated on an app that allows for instant access to the latest information on COVID-19.

Back in her San Marino home due to COVID-19, Serena Wang was tired of sitting around doing the proverbial “nothing” once her online classes were over for the day.
A 2017 graduate of San Marino High School and junior at Johns Hopkins University, Wang responded to a challenge, literally, to assist during the pandemic. Her father, a healthcare worker, was struggling in the early days of the crisis to find sufficient personal protection equipment and Wang wanted to get moving. Continue reading “Crisis Inspires Creativity for Two SMHS Grads”

San Marino Schools Foundation Showcases Students’ Pure Imagination

San Marino students are pictured above on Zoom while performing a song from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” The Schools Foundation, which helps fund many programs in SMUSD, is in the midst of a fundraising campaign which ends May 12.

By James Lau
Special to The Tribune

Spring Break during the COVID-19 pandemic meant staying at home.
For nearly 80 middle and high school students, they chose to dedicate that time to learning, practicing and virtually performing “Pure Imagination” from “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Continue reading “San Marino Schools Foundation Showcases Students’ Pure Imagination”

Titans Drop Two Rio Hondo League Games

Photos courtesy Eric Danielson Ethan Deng scored 15 points in the Titans’ loss to South Pasadena last week.
Photos courtesy Eric Danielson
Ethan Deng scored 15 points in the Titans’ loss to South Pasadena last week.

The San Marino High School varsity boys’ basketball team suffered two setbacks in Rio Hondo League play, falling to South Pasadena and La Cañada last week.
The Titans opened the week at South Pasadena last Tuesday and trailed 55-54 through three quarters. The Tigers ultimately pulled away for a big 83-77 victory that put them one game ahead of San Marino in the league standings.
Sean O’Brien led SMHS with 22 points, three rebounds and three assists, and Joey Fuerst chipped in 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Ethan Deng netted 15 points and recorded five assists, Ethan Mo had nine points, Lemuel Li finished with five points and five rebounds, and Trond Grizzell contributed five points.
San Marino then hosted first-place La Cañada in a league contest last Friday. The Titans kept up with the Spartans in the first quarter and trailed by only three points. La Cañada’s defense held SMHS at bay in the second, limiting the home squad to only nine points and building a 34-22 lead at the half. Continue reading “Titans Drop Two Rio Hondo League Games”

Tribune, Outlook to Combine Forces in Weekly Newspaper

Andy and Carie Salter have sold the San Marino Tribune to Charlie Plowman, publisher of The Outlook.
Andy and Carie Salter have sold the San Marino Tribune to Charlie Plowman, publisher of The Outlook.

The San Marino Tribune ownership has announced that the newspaper has been sold this week to Outlook Newspapers, the newspaper group that controls the San Marino Outlook. Andy and Carie Salter, who have owned the Tribune for more than four years, have sold the publication to Outlook Publisher Charlie Plowman. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Continue reading “Tribune, Outlook to Combine Forces in Weekly Newspaper”

SMHS’ ‘Peter Pan’ Production Ready to Fly

Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
Standing in front of the pirate ship on set, San Marino High School students Peyton Talt, Rae Bear, Talia Green, Logan Wing and Andy Nguyen are gearing up for the drama program’s presentation of “Peter Pan,” which starts next week.

San Marino High School senior Talia Green said she vividly remembers attending one of the school’s student performances of “Peter Pan” 10 years ago. Continue reading “SMHS’ ‘Peter Pan’ Production Ready to Fly”

Wilson Says SMUSD Can Compete Despite Financial Challenges

Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
SMUSD Superintendent Jeff Wilson addresses the Rotary Club of San Marino.

Jeff Wilson says he is often asked whether he knew San Marino Unified School District was and would continue to be in the midst of financial woes when he applied to become the district’s superintendent and was hired last year.
“The answer to that is yes, I did know about that,” he told the Rotary Club of San Marino, “but I also saw the potential that we have in front of us for not only fixing our budget but actually expanding our programs and moving ahead.”
In his first “State of the Schools” address to the club, Wilson last week did his best to illustrate the root causes of the district’s fiscal shortcomings, which are primarily tied to a state funding formula that favors districts with academic shortcomings and large populations of “at-risk” students. Continue reading “Wilson Says SMUSD Can Compete Despite Financial Challenges”

City Strives to Increase Its Allure to Small Businesses

Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
A vacant storefront at Huntington Drive and Bedford Road undergoes renovations. Pilot programs that the city has approved are aimed at spurring commercial activity in San Marino’s quiet commercial zones.

Armed with a handful of economic development pilot programs, San Marino officials are hoping to distinguish the city enough so that small-scale, mom-and-pop businesses will choose to locate on Huntington Drive or Mission Street instead of in nearby suburbs. Continue reading “City Strives to Increase Its Allure to Small Businesses”

Titans Fall in League, Shift Focus to Postseason

Photos by Oscar Areliz  / OUTLOOK San Marino High School standout Luka Wick dominated his La Cañada opponent last week.
Photos by Oscar Areliz / OUTLOOK
San Marino High School standout Luka Wick dominated his La Cañada opponent last week.

The San Marino High School varsity wrestling team won the majority of matches it competed in at La Cañada High School last week. Unfortunately for the Titans, it wasn’t enough as they forfeted too many contests in a 52-25 defeat. Continue reading “Titans Fall in League, Shift Focus to Postseason”