Council’s Traffic-Flow Priorities: at Problem Intersection, Near Schools

The City Council finally voted to retain — for now — its earmark from Metro to fund and coordinate a project to alter traffic flow where Atlantic Boulevard intersects with Huntington Drive and becomes Los Robles Avenue, hopefully devising the plan in a way that gives relief to residents along the San Marino portion of the roadway. Continue reading “Council’s Traffic-Flow Priorities: at Problem Intersection, Near Schools”

Council Dismisses Most of Metro’s Ideas on Traffic Flow

The San Marino City Council voted piecemeal recently to toss out proposals to synchronize traffic signals and most of the county transportation authority’s other suggestions involving Huntington Drive intersections, but chose to move forward with refining options that would target school sites.
The council remains gridlocked on how to handle the Atlantic Boulevard-Huntington intersection, and failed to consider proposals regarding Sierra Madre Boulevard altogether. Both topics will be taken up at the Friday morning meeting on July 26. Continue reading “Council Dismisses Most of Metro’s Ideas on Traffic Flow”

Teens Charged After July 4 Crash That Killed Teacher

Gabriel Crispo
Photo courtesy PCC
Gabriel Crispo, who taught English as a second language at Pasadena City College, was killed when he was struck by a car as he jogged on a Huntington Drive median. His dog also died.

Two 17-year-old boys were charged at a Los Angeles courthouse on Tuesday with vehicular manslaughter in the death of a pedestrian who was struck on Huntington Drive in what authorities said was a race between the pair of young drivers on Independence Day.
The teens, who have been released to their families and await their next court date, were arrested shortly after the crash on Thursday, July 4, that killed a San Gabriel man and his dog while they were jogging at about 10:35 a.m. in the parkway median dividing Huntington, police said. The drivers allegedly were racing on westbound Huntington when they collided, with one vehicle careening onto the median and striking Gabriel Crispo, 49, a teacher at Pasadena City College. Continue reading “Teens Charged After July 4 Crash That Killed Teacher”

Property Owners May Give Verizon Tower Relocation Options

Four property owners along Huntington Drive are apparently willing to discuss the possibility of allowing Verizon to install cellphone signal devices to their buildings, Planning and Building Director Aldo Cervantes reported last week.
Cervantes, who was updating the City Council on the matter, did not name those owners or which properties. He said those four owners were among a total of nine whose properties were identified by Verizon as feasible locations. Continue reading “Property Owners May Give Verizon Tower Relocation Options”

Yoga Studio Approved for Downtown Location

The Planning Commission gave the green light to a prospective yoga and meditation studio at its meeting on March 22, provided the owner ensures that parking does not spill over into the City Hall lot.
The studio required a zoning variance because of the relative lack of parking dedicated to the location, which is at 2260 Huntington Drive. The Planning Commission was happy to grant it, however, given the prospect of a new business setting up shop in town. Continue reading “Yoga Studio Approved for Downtown Location”

Planning Commission to Wait on Decision for Music School

The Planning Commission, hoping to help fill a vacant property on Huntington Drive, voted to continue a hearing for a prospective business at its Feb. 22 meeting.
Before the decision, the Commission had expressed a desire to work through an issue involving parking at the location, but the applicant’s absence from the meeting precluded substantive discussion. Continue reading “Planning Commission to Wait on Decision for Music School”