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.”
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.
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”
Entering its third year at San Marino High School, the Link Crew program is growing in popularity and membership.
In fact, about 100 of the high school’s returning students had their applications to join Link Crew turned away simply because the need was already met. Continue reading “Students Build Strong Links of Friendship”