Assemblyman Teaches Locals to Avoid Scams

Speaking before an audience at Crowell Public Library, Stacia Crane recounted that authorities once apprehended someone who had used about 600 Social Security numbers for a variety of fraudulent crimes.

Crane, a public information officer for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, then asked the audience where they supposed the thief obtained the numbers. Many assumed it was through mail theft or internet phishing. Crane corrected them.

Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK Assemblyman Ed Chau (left) and San Marino Police Department Detective Brian Wong chat at Crowell Public Library during a question-and-answer session at Chau’s workshop on fighting scams and identity theft.
Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
Assemblyman Ed Chau (left) and San Marino Police Department Detective Brian Wong chat at Crowell Public Library during a question-and-answer session at Chau’s workshop on fighting scams and identity theft.

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Home Windows Denied by Design Review After the Fact

A woman living on Lorain Road will have to go back to the drawing board for new windows on her home after the Design Review Committee rejected the ones she picked — and had installed already.
The DRC voted unanimously at its Feb. 15 meeting to deny applicant Sarah Myint’s retroactive request to install the new windows, which, barring an appeal, will force her to remove the windows and install any of the preapproved options for her neighborhood and home style. Continue reading “Home Windows Denied by Design Review After the Fact”

City to Continue Evaluating Financial Options for Future

As it relates to current and future obligations to the state’s pension program, San Marino may not have the prettiest picture, but it is a far cry from the worst.
The city even finds itself with options to possibly stabilize pension funding payments that are projected to increase substantially just within the next decade and the City Council is expected to discuss establishing a committee to assess those options. Continue reading “City to Continue Evaluating Financial Options for Future”

School Board Agrees on Athletic Complex Financing

A 2015 rendering illustrates what the Barth Athletic Complex at Huntington Middle School will look like.
A 2015 rendering illustrates what the Barth Athletic Complex at Huntington Middle School will look like.

Barring unforeseen complications, the San Marino Unified School District will make good on its plan to break ground this summer on an expansive and long-desired multipurpose athletic complex at Huntington Middle School.
SMUSD’s Board of Education voted unanimously on the financing agreement at its Feb. 14 meeting, the third time it took up discussion on the matter. It had twice continued the vote for the purposes of making sure each member and the community had a chance to familiarize themselves with the details. Continue reading “School Board Agrees on Athletic Complex Financing”

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