Rose Arbor Rising In Lacy Park

When it is completed this summer, a new rose arbor will grace Lacy Park for the first time since 2015, when age and dry rot made its predecessor a safety hazard and caused it to be dismantled altogether.
Socially distanced construction work continues on the new arbor, which will cost around $650,000 when completed. Because Lacy Park sits over an active earthquake fault, the structure was subject to new building codes enacted in 2019. The city will pay approximately $450,000 of the bill with an anonymous community member pitching in a sizeable amount of the tab. Other funds have been contributed by the San Marino Motor Classic through San Marino Rotary Charities.

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Citing Long Delays, City Boots Restroom Contractor

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The incomplete restroom at Lacy Park remains fenced off after the City Council terminated its construction contract last week. Construction is expected to continue with a new contractor nearly nine months past its original completion date.

A surety company is expected to deliver plans to complete Lacy Park’s new restroom facility to the city by the end of January, about nine months after the original contractor was expected to have finished the job. Continue reading “Citing Long Delays, City Boots Restroom Contractor”

Rose Arbor Project Approved, August Completion Envisioned

If all else goes well, San Marino residents will have the rose arbor back in Lacy Park by August.
The City Council voted unanimously to award a $625,090 contract to Glendora-based Courts Construction Co. at last week’s meeting, and work is expected to begin in February and wrap in August after an estimated 120 workdays. In a divided vote, the panel decided against path lighting for the arbor, which would have added $23,280 to the contract. Continue reading “Rose Arbor Project Approved, August Completion Envisioned”

Motor Classic Shapes Up as Alluring Car Cornucopia

Aaron Weiss
Aaron Weiss

No matter your relationship to the automobile, you’re likely to find something to enjoy about the annual San Marino Motor Classic, which returns to Lacy Park on Sunday, June 9.
For the entry fee of $35 at the door (free for children 12 and younger), guests may enjoy the annual display of venerable antiques, never-before-seens and the cream of the crop that fills Lacy Park for the day. Organizers have gathered well over 400 vehicles this year.
“For the quality of what we have, the number is pretty amazing,” said Aaron Weiss, a founder of the Motor Classic. “These are all Concours-level show cars. We have some coming from as far as the East Coast. We have some pretty significant cars.” Continue reading “Motor Classic Shapes Up as Alluring Car Cornucopia”

Council Approves Three More Years for Motor Classic at Lacy Park

The City Council approved a three-year agreement for organizers to continue using Lacy Park to host the famed San Marino Motor Classic at its meeting last week.
The agreement, which continues an arrangement first struck in 2011 for the inaugural Motor Classic, stipulates that organizers rent out Lacy Park for $3,545 for the annual event, a sum equivalent to all of the park’s rental area fees. The agreement will cover the 2020, 2021 and 2022 Motor Classics, as the outgoing agreement covers the one happening next month. Continue reading “Council Approves Three More Years for Motor Classic at Lacy Park”