‘I’m Afraid Someone Will Knock at the Door’

Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK Police Chief John Incontro answers questions from residents concerned about home burglaries that are on the rise in San Marino at a town hall meeting on Monday.
Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
Police Chief John Incontro answers questions from residents concerned about home burglaries that are on the rise in San Marino at a town hall meeting on Monday.

It’ll happen to someone else, but not to them.
That is, at least, what residents Miriam and Raymond Quan admitted they used to think, even though they had a neighbor here in San Marino fall victim to a home burglary four different times.
“Of course, I was wrong,” Raymond Quan said, explaining how the couple had been threatened by burglars twice late last year to a packed audience of fellow residents at Webb Theatre on Monday. “And I can tell you, once you’ve been burglarized, your brain chemistry just changes.”

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Blood Donations Urgently Needed in the Final Weeks of Summer

The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.
In August, regular donors may delay giving as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. To fully meet the needs of hospital patients in the coming days and weeks, donations are urgently needed from new and current donors. Those who donated blood earlier this summer may be eligible to donate again. Blood can be safely donated every 56 days, and Power Red cells can be donated every 112 days.
As a special thank-you, those who give blood or platelets with the Red Cross now through Aug. 31 will be emailed a $5 Target eGiftCard.
Appointments can be scheduled by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor app, visiting redcrossblood.org or (800) 733-2767. To help reduce wait times, donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass.

SMUSD Welcomes Many New Faces to the Faculty

Photo by Staci Moraza / OUTLOOK San Marino Unified School District administrators and principals welcomed the new SMUSD staff at a luncheon last week, including (front row, from left) Kailin Duan, Valentine Principal Colleen Shields, Nickie Oh, Shauna Matsuda, Serafina Palazzolo, Crystal Shin and Assistant Superintendent Linda de la Torre. Second row: Bob Judge, Aileen Hsu, Polly Liu, Kyla Nako, Michelle Harris and new SMHS Principal Issaic Gates. Third row: Stacey Bender, Breanna McGuire, Denny Bui and Jazmin Avedo. Back: Zachary Quiggle, Kris Good, Superintendent Alex Cherniss, HMS Principal Jason Kurtenbach, Carver Principal Michael Lin and Steve Brown. See additional photos, page 12.
Photo by Staci Moraza / OUTLOOK
San Marino Unified School District administrators and principals welcomed the new SMUSD staff at a luncheon last week, including (front row, from left) Kailin Duan, Valentine Principal Colleen Shields, Nickie Oh, Shauna Matsuda, Serafina Palazzolo, Crystal Shin and Assistant Superintendent Linda de la Torre. Second row: Bob Judge, Aileen Hsu, Polly Liu, Kyla Nako, Michelle Harris and new SMHS Principal Issaic Gates. Third row: Stacey Bender, Breanna McGuire, Denny Bui and Jazmin Avedo. Back: Zachary Quiggle, Kris Good, Superintendent Alex Cherniss, HMS Principal Jason Kurtenbach, Carver Principal Michael Lin and Steve Brown. See additional photos, page 12.

San Marino Unified School District began this school year with nearly 20 new or promoted faculty members, including a new principal at San Marino High School.
The new hires include a variety of teachers as well as school psychologists and counselors, a speech pathologist, a district-wide school nurse and a new band director at SMHS. Continue reading “SMUSD Welcomes Many New Faces to the Faculty”