Council OKs Hiring Director for Library, Recreation Depts.

The San Marino City Council has voted to fund and hire a community services director, setting up the hiring of a department head who will ultimately have control of both the Recreation Department and Crowell Public Library.
In approving the post, the council directed City Manager Marcella Marlowe at its meeting last week to eliminate the Recreation Department manager position at her discretion, the rationale being that the new director will be primarily focused on that department and that the money to pay for the position has to come from somewhere. Continue reading “Council OKs Hiring Director for Library, Recreation Depts.”

City Slips to 36th Place in Nation’s Most Expensive Real Estate

Real estate analysis website PropertyShark ranked San Marino ZIP code 91108 as the nation’s 36th most expensive for residential sales in 2018, representing another slip despite a median sale price north of $2 million for the year.
At a median sale price of $2,109,000, San Marino’s ZIP code checked in as the seventh most expensive in Los Angeles County as well; the county had 19 make the Top 100 nationwide. The zip code also ranked 27th out of California’s 82 cities in the Top 100. Continue reading “City Slips to 36th Place in Nation’s Most Expensive Real Estate”

The Proper Rises Anew, Eager to Serve LCF

Photo by Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK Rick Anderson and David Yost at the bar of the remodeled restaurant the Proper, which is set to open soon.
Photo by Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK
Rick Anderson and David Yost at the bar of the remodeled restaurant the Proper, which is set to open soon.

The Proper, previously a high-end gin bar and restaurant, is rebooting this week in “proper fashion” with new owners and a different focus after a nearly seven-month absence in La Cañada Flintridge.
“It’s not going to be a gin bar,” said owner Rick Anderson of the just-formed Proper Hospitality Group LLC that includes David Yost, Lisa Anderson and Cater Lee Yost. “It will be a well-rounded, handcrafted cocktail bar and restaurant. And everything that [former owner Brady Caverly] did for the bar is alive and well.” Continue reading “The Proper Rises Anew, Eager to Serve LCF”

Foothill Family Tabs New Chair to Empower Clients

OUTLOOK photo Anita Lawler (center) is taking the helm of the Foothill Family Board of Directors as its new chairwoman. Flanking her are Julietta Perez and Laurie Smith.
OUTLOOK photo
Anita Lawler (center) is taking the helm of the Foothill Family Board of
Directors as its new chairwoman. Flanking her are Julietta Perez and Laurie Smith.

It may have been founded in 1926, but Foothill Family hasn’t spanned more than four generations of change without being nimble. In fact, the nonprofit has never shied from pivoting to fill the largest needs of nearby communities, and considers its foresight and modern vision early hallmarks of the family services-focused organization. Continue reading “Foothill Family Tabs New Chair to Empower Clients”

San Marino Showing Signs of Good Chemistry

After a memorable playoff run two years ago, San Marino High School head basketball coach Mihail Papadopulos and his program suddenly had high expectations to live up to last season.
The Titans managed to qualify for the CIF Southern Section playoffs despite a 4-6 record in Rio Hondo League play and won a first-round game before falling to No. 4-seeded San Luis Obispo. Continue reading “San Marino Showing Signs of Good Chemistry”