Huntington Library Revamps Dining Options

The Huntington has long prided itself on its growing collection of artwork, its portals into the world’s history and its expansive gardens that evoke nature’s beauty.
Now, its officials say, it has taken the next step toward pleasing our palates.
“We have always had some measure of food services at the Huntington, but we’ve never really focused on the quality of it until now,” said Susan Turner-Lowe, vice president for communication and marketing at the Huntington. “We really needed to up our game there.” Continue reading “Huntington Library Revamps Dining Options”

Patton Grandson Talks About Veteran Work

Ben Patton, grandson of the legendary Gen. George S. Patton, has found a unique way to help military veterans cope with the stresses of serving and the effects of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
During a luncheon following Sunday’s service at Church of Our Saviour in San Gabriel (which the late Patton attended as a San Gabriel and San Marino resident), Patton used the video streaming service Skype to speak to churchgoers. He talked about his project, “I Was There,” in which he pairs veterans with filmmakers to help the vets express what they’re going through after their service. Continue reading “Patton Grandson Talks About Veteran Work”

New School Assessment Method Focuses on Growth

Dr. Alex Cherniss, superintendent for the San Marino Unified School District, said he has high hopes for the state’s modified assessment methods for its public schools.
Schools will now factor in a variety of ancillary factors for students, on top of testing and proficiency, to determine their effectiveness while identifying areas ripe for improvement, Cherniss explained. Continue reading “New School Assessment Method Focuses on Growth”

USC Business School Inducts Local ‘Jewel’ Into Hall of Fame

San Marino resident and locally renowned jeweler David Lee recently was inducted into his alma mater USC’s Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame, which will adorn the new Fertitta Hall at the USC Marshall School of Business, will recognize 20 entrepreneurs when all is said and done, whether they are USC alumni or not. Continue reading “USC Business School Inducts Local ‘Jewel’ Into Hall of Fame”

‘Hello’ From Outer Space at Huntington Exhibit

Through February, one can listen to communications originating from satellites in Earth’s orbit at the Huntington Library.
This communication amounts to essentially a “hello” from one of the 19 NASA satellites conducting Earth science research for the agency, but the installation through which they communicate is nevertheless captivating. The outdoor installation, which melds auditory art and architectural design with science and technology, is designed to promote interest in NASA’s current projects. Continue reading “‘Hello’ From Outer Space at Huntington Exhibit”

Principal Volunteers for Habitat in Portugal

Huntington Middle School Principal Jason Kurtenbach is absent from his office through Nov. 15, but he isn’t cutting class or playing hooky.
Instead, he’s helping to build a home for a family in Braga, Portugal, as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. He and 13 others will be installing the plumbing and roofing to an under-construction home, with his mother directing the team. Kurtenbach’s mother has volunteered since the ’90s. Continue reading “Principal Volunteers for Habitat in Portugal”