Author: Winston Chua

Knott’s Sued by Visitor

A visitor to Knott's Berry Farm is suing the theme park alleging she was inappropriately touched and spoken to rudely in a maze room during last year's Scary Farm event. 1:27 pm Read More

Yahoo Surges on Alibaba Sales

Yahoo said Tuesday its quarterly profit surged with its sale of shares in Chinese Internet powerhouse Alibaba, and that it was seeing signs of life in its mobile Internet initiatives. 4:21 pm Read More

2015 Rose Queen Announced

Photo 3_Official Court The Tournament of Roses today named Madison Elaine Triplett as the 97th Rose Queen in an official ceremony at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium Plaza. Presented by Citizens Business Bank, the announcement concludes a month- long process that began with more than 700 Pasadena-area young women who participated in the Royal Court tryouts. The ceremony was […] 10:36 pm Read More

Attempt to Recall Kneier Fails

Dennis Kneier Petition Campaign Falls Short of the 2,143 Signatures Needed for Recall. A citizen effort to recall San Marino City Councilman Dennis Kneier has fallen short of the required signatures, according to City Clerk Veronica Ruiz. "On June 26, 2014 a notice of intention to circulate a petition to recall Council Member Dennis Kneier was filed with the City Clerk," said a release from Ruiz. 3:18 pm Read More

Villa Esperanza Honors San Marino NCL With Volunteer Award

IMG_8219 On Sunday, October 5 at the Villa Esperanza Services 18th Annual Achievement Awards dinner the San Marino Chapter of the National Charity League (NCL) was presented with the Robert Loebbecke Volunteer of the Year Award. The award was bestowed to the San Marino Chapter of NCL for their years of dedication and support they have shown Villa. The harvest themed celebration took place at La Salle High School and included pumpkin decorating, dancing and dinner. The evening culminated with awards presented to Villa’s Adult participants. 11:30 am Read More

Dr. Edmond Pi Recognized for Commitment to Service

image006 At the Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich recognized Dr. Edmond Pi for his 33 years of dedicated service to Los Angeles County. Dr. Pi began his career in 1980 with the Department of Mental Health after completing his psychiatry residency at Stony Brook University in New York State and his chief residency at the University of Kentucky.  11:28 am Read More

China’s Xi Expected to Tighten Control

China's Communist rulers gather next week for a key meeting devoted to the "rule of law", but observers say the conclave will in fact mark another tightening of control by party leader... 11:06 am Read More

Herpes Lawsuit

A woman who alleges she got herpes from an Army Special Forces major, who also gave the disease to his ex-wife and two other women, is suing the serviceman. 11:02 am Read More

Bill and Sally Hurt Honorees at CHLA’s Noche de Niños

by Winston Chua Longtime San Marino resident Bill Hurt and his wife Sally were named honorees at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles’ annual gala Noche de Niños Saturday night. The Hurts received the philanthropists Courage to Care Award at the gala, which raised more than $3.1 million in unrestricted funds, helping CHLA meet important […] 11:51 pm Read More

The Meaning Behind Anabel Higgins’ Jewelry

by Winston Chua Jewelry designer Anabel Higgins held her first-ever trunk show at Single Stone on Mission Street earlier this month. Guests and friends of the store walked in and out throughout the day to both peruse the new collection and to get a chance to speak with Higgins herself, who started her line during […] 4:46 pm Read More

LAX Ebola Scare

A woman vomited and exhibited flu-like systems aboard a Los Angeles bound flight from New York, prompting authorities to divert the plane to a remote terminal at LAX out of concern over possible Ebola exposure, but authorities determined there was no threat. 9:09 am Read More

Cub Football Returns Home After 65 Years

Football Game Photo - 150th Preview by Winston Chua San Marino football players Tommy McAndrews and Henry Johnson in September took part in the first varsity Cub home football game for Loyola High in 65 years. Tickets were sold out in less than an hour at Bob Smith Field in in Los Angeles as the Cubs took on San Diego’s St. Augustine […] 11:06 am Read More

Tigers Are Just Too Much for San Marino

Sarah Gines The San Marino High School varsity volleyball team ended a drought of dual match competition last Thursday afternoon with their Rio Hondo League opener against defending champion South Pasadena. It might as well have been titled ‘The Kate Kutzer Show’ as the tigers’ outside hitter had a field day, leading the visitors to a 3-1 victory by set scores of 25-9, 25-17, 25-27 and 25-7. 10:46 am Read More

Lego Lays Building Blocks for Success in Asia

by Sören Billing COPENHAGEN, October 8, 2014 (AFP) – Lego is making global domination look like child’s play, as the world’s biggest toy-maker puts the building blocks in place to lead rivals in Asia and buck an industry-wide revenue dip. The Danish toys juggernaut overtook Mattel in the first half of the year. That was partly […] 10:39 am Read More

Talks Collapse, Hong Kong Protestors Fight On

Crunch talks between Hong Kong's democracy protesters and the government have been called off, just hours after demonstrators vowed to ratchet up their occupation of key parts of the city if their demands were not met. 3:10 pm Read More