Identity of Man Burned in Truck Eludes Officials

The absence of a positive identification continues to hold up investigators who are trying to figure out exactly why a man first drove his truck into a local woman’s vehicle and then set the truck on fire with himself inside in an apparent suicide last week.
The woman, who lives in the 1600 block of Shenandoah Road, escaped serious injury despite the man striking her SUV at the driver’s side door. She managed to identify him as her former gardener before racing off to report the crash, which happened just as she pulled out of her driveway, at San Marino Police Department at 8:39 a.m. Monday, March 26. Continue reading “Identity of Man Burned in Truck Eludes Officials”

Man Dies After Ramming Car, Setting Self Ablaze

San Marino police and arson investigators continue to probe what led a man to ram his pickup truck into the side of another vehicle as its driver left her home before he apparently self-immolated inside his truck Monday morning.
As of Tuesday afternoon, investigators were still waiting to confirm the identity of the man, whom the victim said she recognized as a former gardener. Continue reading “Man Dies After Ramming Car, Setting Self Ablaze”

SMHS Students Run, Hide, Learn During Active Shooter Drill

Photos by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK Police Chief John Incontro (left) and Principal Issaic Gates meet up during the active shooter drill conducted at San Marino High School last week.
Photos by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
Police Chief John Incontro (left) and Principal Issaic Gates meet up during the active shooter drill conducted at San Marino High School last week.

In the estimation of Principal Issaic Gates, the planned active shooter drill conducted at San Marino High School last week could not have gone better for his students. Continue reading “SMHS Students Run, Hide, Learn During Active Shooter Drill”

Chamber Tips Cap to City’s First Responders

Cpl. Kenric Wu (left) and Firefighter/Paramedic Russell Wilcox were recognized by the San Marino Chamber of Commerce at a special event.
Cpl. Kenric Wu (left) and Firefighter/Paramedic Russell Wilcox were recognized by the San Marino Chamber of Commerce at a special event.

For 10 years, the San Marino Chamber of Commerce has made a point to honor the city’s distinguished first responders, and the city’s police and fire departments have had no issue supplying it with candidates.
This year, Cpl. Kenric Wu from the San Marino Police Department and firefighter/paramedic Russell Wilcox from the San Marino Fire Department were recognized by the Chamber at its annual Police and Fire Appreciation Luncheon. Representatives from local legislators’ offices also were on hand to recognize the first responders. Continue reading “Chamber Tips Cap to City’s First Responders”