City Hall Construction Keeps to Schedule, Council Told

OUTLOOK photo According to a report at this week’s City Council meeting, the move of City Hall to the old Sports Chalet headquarters remains on schedule and within budget.
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According to a report at this week’s City Council meeting, the move of City Hall to the old Sports Chalet headquarters remains on schedule and within budget.

Contractor Robert Godfrey told the La Cañada Flintridge City Council on Tuesday that preparation of the new City Hall, which will reside in the old Sports Chalet building in Town Center, is on budget and on schedule so far.
“Right answer,” Mayor Terry Walker told him. Continue reading “City Hall Construction Keeps to Schedule, Council Told”

Cancer Society Honoree Can Tell Tale of Survival

Liz Rusnak Arizmendi (right), who has battled Stage 4 ovarian cancer, will be honored at the American Cancer Society’s San Gabriel Valley Hope Gala on Aug. 25. She is pictured with event chair Sindee Riboli.
Liz Rusnak Arizmendi (right), who has battled Stage 4 ovarian cancer, will be honored at the American Cancer Society’s San Gabriel Valley Hope Gala on Aug. 25. She is pictured with event chair Sindee Riboli.

Liz Rusnak Arizmendi is a force that not even cancer could overpower.
During her battle against Stage 4 ovarian cancer, Rusnak Arizmendi recalled, trying to trudge 100 feet to the dunes outside her family’s beach house in Ventura County “took everything out of me … to the point where I would have to collapse and sit there crying because I could barely walk.” Now, just 18 months later, she has recovered energetically, regularly jogging five miles along those dunes and working full time again as vice president of public relations at the family business, Rusnak Auto Group.
“I love having a smile on my face. I don’t know how to frown, I really don’t,” Rusnak Arizmendi said. Her positive attitude was a key factor in her vigorous fight against cancer and is now spurring her return to a healthy, cancer-free life. Continue reading “Cancer Society Honoree Can Tell Tale of Survival”

Scholar’s Work is a World Apart From Her SMHS Days

Photo courtesy Nicole Grajewski Nicole Grajewski, a 2011 San Marino High School graduate, stands in front of Kyrgyz mythical hero Manas in Ala-Too Square in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where she is studying Russian as part of her doctoral studies with the University of Oxford. She is there as a Rotary International Global Grant Scholarship recipient.
Photo courtesy Nicole Grajewski
Nicole Grajewski, a 2011 San Marino High School graduate, stands in front of Kyrgyz mythical hero Manas in Ala-Too Square in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where she is studying Russian as part of her doctoral studies with the University of Oxford. She is there as a Rotary International Global Grant Scholarship recipient.

Curiosity about her family’s lineage is what opened the door to diplomacy for Nicole Grajewski.
The San Marino High School class of 2011 alumna is currently in Bishkek, the capital of mountainous Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia, studying for her doctorate in international relations from the England’s University of Oxford. She is doing so as Rotary Club of San Marino’s fourth Global Grant scholar and the first to apply the funding toward a doctorate. Continue reading “Scholar’s Work is a World Apart From Her SMHS Days”

For Link Crew Leaders, a Special Connection

Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK Seniors Patricio Osegueda (from left), Olivia Ruiz, Emily Boutin and Ben Miller are among the first group of San Marino High School Link Crew leaders who, as freshmen, were mentored by past crew leaders. They draw from that experience to help prepare this year’s freshmen for high school.
Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
Seniors Patricio Osegueda (from left), Olivia Ruiz, Emily Boutin and Ben Miller are among the first group of San Marino High School Link Crew leaders who, as freshmen, were mentored by past crew leaders. They draw from that experience to help prepare this year’s freshmen for high school.

Now in its fourth year, the Link Crew program at San Marino High School is boasting its first group of seniors who were in the initial group of freshmen the project targeted to help them integrate into the high school. Continue reading “For Link Crew Leaders, a Special Connection”