Cheerleaders’ Coach Renews Her Hometown Spirit

Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK San Marino High School cheerleading coach Elizabeth Angiuli puts her squad through stunt practices, with an eye on beginning stunt competitions next spring.
Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
San Marino High School cheerleading coach Elizabeth Angiuli puts her squad through stunt practices, with an eye on beginning stunt competitions next spring.

An unexpected return to cheerleading was the ticket that brought Elizabeth Angiuli back to her hometown, San Marino.
Angiuli — who graduated from San Marino High School in 2009 as Elizabeth Haralambos — returned to town in 2014 as the coach of the Titans’ cheerleading team, a familiar setting for her after she spent three years with the team as a high schooler. Here to stay, she aims to take the team to less reassuring surroundings moving forward. Continue reading “Cheerleaders’ Coach Renews Her Hometown Spirit”

School Board Picks Arcadia Administrator as New Superintendent

Jeff  Wilson
Jeff Wilson

The San Marino Unified School District’s new superintendent, who faces formal approval by the school board next week, won’t have to change his daily commute much once he starts work.
After the final round of closed-session interviews and discussion, the board last week decided on Jeff Wilson, the assistant superintendent of educational services for the Arcadia Unified School District, as its next top executive, pending a background check and contract negotiations. According to the district, Wilson is slated to be SMUSD’s 14th superintendent since 1918. Continue reading “School Board Picks Arcadia Administrator as New Superintendent”

San Marino Cruises Into 2nd Round of Playoffs

Jessica Van Fossan scored two runs in San Marino’s 22-0 rout over Saddleback Valley Christian last week.
Jessica Van Fossan scored two runs in San Marino’s 22-0 rout over Saddleback Valley Christian last week.

The San Marino High School varsity softball team carried over its winning ways from the regular season into the postseason, most recently defeating host United Christian Academy of Rancho Cucamonga, 13-1, in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 5 playoffs last week.
The Titans scored early and broke out in the bottom of the third with nine runs to build an 11-0 lead. The umpire called the game after five innings because of the mercy rule.
Macy Mooney led San Marino’s offense with four runs batted in, and Erin Hill was 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and one run. Kinu Takasugi was 2-for-3 with three runs, Charis Chung was 2-for-3 with a double, one RBI and one run, Justene Huang singled twice, scored three runs and drove in a run, Sierra DuNah doubled, scored and had two RBIs, Kate Brunner drove in a run and scored, Jessica Van Fossan singled and scored, and Alyssa Beck and Peyton Diaz each scored a run. Bella Escobar, Mooney and Van Fossan each stole a base. Continue reading “San Marino Cruises Into 2nd Round of Playoffs”

For PTSA Leader, SMHS Commencement Brings a Finality

Emily Boutin will soon pick up her diploma from San Marino High School, following in the footsteps of her mother, Ann, a member of the class of 1979.
Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
Emily Boutin will soon pick up her diploma from San Marino High School, following in the footsteps of her mother, Ann, a member of the class of 1979.

For Ann Boutin, the impending graduation of daughter Emily represents a full-circle journey 40 years in the making.
Boutin, this year’s San Marino High School PTSA president, was in her daughter’s shoes four decades ago, approaching graduation along with the rest of SMHS’ class of 1979. At the helm of PTSA, she now gets to watch her fourth and youngest child walk the stage this year.
“I think I’ve been at the high school way more than four years,” quipped Emily Boutin, who was preceded at SMHS by two older siblings; the eldest attended a private school. “I feel like I’m ending it on a good note.”
Ann Boutin, who went on to study home economics at UC Davis after graduating from SMHS before earning her law degree from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law in 1987, returned to the area and lived briefly in Pasadena, where she practiced estate law. After marrying, she and her husband moved to their current home in San Marino to start their family, at which point Boutin put work aside to be a full-time mom. Continue reading “For PTSA Leader, SMHS Commencement Brings a Finality”

School Board Zeroes In on Superintendent Finalist

The San Marino Unified School District Board of Education awaits contract negotiations and a successful background check before it announces its presumptive hire to be the district’s next superintendent.
The board reached its decision in a closed session meeting Monday evening, according to board President Lisa Link, and expects to announce the new superintendent’s name and background by the end of the week. Districts customarily withhold the names of applicants from public record in the interest of protecting the applicants’ desires from their present employers, often neighboring school districts. Continue reading “School Board Zeroes In on Superintendent Finalist”

Proposals for Capital Spending Draw City Council’s Scrutiny

The San Marino City Council has weighed in on proposals for the capital spending budget for the next fiscal year and expects to review the full budget proposal in earnest later this month.
Departments are now preparing their proposals with consideration of guidance and directives by the council, which has for the past month reviewed broad presentations on possible proposals by each department. The council has until June 30 to adopt the 2019-20 fiscal year document. Continue reading “Proposals for Capital Spending Draw City Council’s Scrutiny”

San Marino Girls Win League Title; Boys Finish 2nd

San Marino standout Tristan Lin won the 100-yard butterfly and breaststroke events.
Photos by Oscar Areliz / OUTLOOK
San Marino standout Tristan Lin won the 100-yard butterfly and breaststroke events.

San Marino High School was well represented in the Rio Hondo League Swimming Championships with the boys’ and girls’ teams fighting for first place down to the final race last Friday at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center.
The girls’ team tallied 442 points and finished just behind La Cañada (459 points), but the Titans clinched at least a share of the of the league crown by winning all league meets prior to the finals. Head coach Mark Barr guided San Marino to its third league title in the past four years. Continue reading “San Marino Girls Win League Title; Boys Finish 2nd”

Rotary Art Contest Is a Study in Student Creativity

Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK Southwestern Academy student Rain Liang (holding certificate), flanked by Rotary Club of San Marino members Grace Yang, Fang Ho and Mike Driebe, was recognized as this year’s Outstanding Artist in the club’s student art competition.
Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
Southwestern Academy student Rain Liang (holding certificate), flanked by Rotary Club of San Marino members Grace Yang, Fang Ho and Mike Driebe, was recognized as this year’s Outstanding Artist in the club’s student art competition.

Rotary Club of San Marino members were treated to a taste of local culture last week as several artists from schools in town exhibited their work for the organization’s annual art competition.
Students from San Marino High School, Southwestern Academy, Huntington Middle School, Carver and Valentine elementary schools and Sts. Felicitas and Perpetua School all placed in this year’s competition, and had their works showcased along the walkway into San Marino Community Church, where the Rotary Club holds its weekly meetings. Continue reading “Rotary Art Contest Is a Study in Student Creativity”

Arrested After Pursuit, Man Charged With Attempted Home Burglary

A Rosamond man who was arrested by San Marino police officers last week is believed to have been an accomplice of two people seen trying to break into a Robles Avenue home, authorities said.
The man, suspected by police of being the lookout and getaway driver for the alleged scheme, was released from the Alhambra jail on bail after being charged with attempted residential burglary and evading police by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Continue reading “Arrested After Pursuit, Man Charged With Attempted Home Burglary”