Barger Has Big Cushion; Opponent is Uncertain

Longtime San Marino resident Kathryn Barger last week stormed through the primary election in her bid to be the next supervisor in Los Angeles County’s 5th District, receiving nearly double the votes of her nearest competitor.
OK, that’s the obvious part. Much less certain is what will shake out among the runners-up in the next two weeks, and who her competitor will be in the general election on Nov. 8. Continue reading “Barger Has Big Cushion; Opponent is Uncertain”

Wish Lists Held in Check as Council Adopts Budget

After 20 weeks of carefully sifting through the city’s finances, the City Council last week adopted the budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year that begins July 1. It was evident even at the finish, however, that the newly constituted council — which gained two new members in last November’s election — is serious about examining every expense and squeezing every nickel on behalf of San Marino’s taxpayers. Continue reading “Wish Lists Held in Check as Council Adopts Budget”

Rennovated Old Mill Has a Fresh Look

The llama hair was an intriguing touch.
Restoration workers seeking to patch up San Marino’s Old Mill in recent weeks brought in a big bag of llama hair, according to John Quinn, president of the Old Mill Foundation. They mixed it by hand into a batch of exterior plaster, enhancing the fibrous integrity of the building’s new skin — and mirroring a technique employed by the padres of the San Gabriel Mission when El Molino Viejo was built circa 1816. Continue reading “Rennovated Old Mill Has a Fresh Look”