San Marino’s public schools continued to maintain a lofty perch in statewide measurements of student learning in the past year, even in the wake of a new instructional method (Common Core state standards) and testing system (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium). Continue reading “No Letup in Excellence for San Marino’s Schools”
A number of personalities and new faces had an impact on San Marino throughout 2015. A look at some of the key figures from the past year: Continue reading “Faces That Stood Out From the Crowd”
Communal budget deliberations, integrity of neighborhoods, a solution for the puzzle that is tired, old Stoneman School.
These are some of the issues that Dr. Allan Yung said he’d like to address in the coming year after he took up the mayor’s gavel on Dec. 9. A few days later, in an interview with The Outlook in the Huntington Library’s Garden Court, he elaborated on some of the key points. Continue reading “Budget, Neighborhoods Among Mayor’s Priorities”
A ripple of discontent rolled through San Marino in the past year. Standard operating procedure and incumbency carried little weight, and there were consequences for those who had raised the community’s ire. Continue reading “No Compromise on Standards Throughout 2015”
If one were to ask a typical 9-year-old to name his or her favorite foods, truffles and foie gras would not likely be at the top of the list. Kya Lau, however, is not your typical 9-year-old. Continue reading “SM’s Junior Chef is Masterful”
By Mark Billingsley
For The Outlook
SACRAMENTO — Carson Glazier stood on the sideline Saturday night in street clothes, his San Marino High School letterman’s jacket keeping him warm from the Sacramento chill.
All he could do was watch as the Central Catholic Raiders from Modesto took apart his Titans and claimed their fourth consecutive CIF State Bowl game with a 56-21 win in the Open Small School championship game. Continue reading “Dream Season Ends in State Final”
It was an oratorical competition at Huntington Middle School, and Matthew Slimp, the speech and debate coach at San Marino High School, had agreed to be one of the judges. He probably blinked in disbelief as the very first participant, an 8th-grader, concluded her speech. Continue reading “Liu Impresses Teachers With Her Academic Range”
Two mavericks have joined San Marino’s City Council, and the temperature in the room just went up.
Steve Talt and Dr. Steven Huang, who won election to the council in twin landslides in November, were sworn in before last week’s council meeting. Each clearly wants to make a strong early impression, and in the course of the proceedings, the normally even-tempered Dr. Richard Sun exhibited a rare flash of anger, and later exasperation. Continue reading “Lively Proceedings With New Council”
A significant shift of power occurred in San Marino last week as two new members joined the City Council, a new mayor was appointed and a new president named to the School Board.
Dr. Steven Huang and Steve Talt, who won seats to the City Council in the Nov. 3 election, were sworn in at the start of last week’s meeting. They replace two-term incumbents Dennis Kneier and Eugene Sun, who were voted out of office in a lopsided election. Continue reading “A Changing of the Guard in San Marino”
The San Marino High School football team’s magical run seemed close to ending as the Titans trailed by three touchdowns against visiting Chatsworth Sierra Canyon in the CIF State Small Schools Division Southern Regional on Saturday night. Continue reading “Thrilling Win Lifts Titans to State Title Game”