Author: Winston Chua

A Happy Birthday, Mr. Bayle

Emile “Emile Bayle should be San Marino’s mayor for life,” a former resident once told me. “Why?” seemed the natural retort. “His name,” my friend said. “‘Emile Bayle.’ It just sounds like a name the mayor should have. And that deep, booming voice. It’s a mayor’s voice.” And my friend went on for the next fifteen […] 11:10 am Read More

Completing the Light Rail Track: Pasadena to Azusa

image003 Earlier this month, under a nearly cloudless sky, dignitaries representing the San Gabriel Valley locally, in Sacramento, and Washington DC came together with more than 400 project supporters to mark the occasion of a significant project milestone: completion of all light rail track work for the 11.5-mile Pasadena to Azusa project. The Track Completion Ceremony […] 4:24 pm Read More

Hathaway-Sycamores Receives Grants From Charitable Organizations

BillMartone-headshot PASADENA – Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, one of Los Angeles County’s leading providers of children’s mental-health services, recently received four generous and much needed grants from area foundations. The largest grant, $150,000.00, was awarded by The Rose Hills Foundation, which is based in Pasadena. Hathaway-Sycamores will use these funds to renovate its Highland Park […] 1:11 pm Read More

Taiwan Artists Part of CMJ Music Marathon

by Shaun Tanson NEW YORK, October 26, 2014 (AFP) – More than 1,300 musicians descended on New York for the annual CMJ Music Marathon, which provides a stage to emerging artists vying for greater recognition in the industry. While the number of music festivals has soared in recent years, 33-year-old CMJ — originally named for the […] 11:28 am Read More

Hillsides Celebrates Donors and Volunteers at Annual Awards Ceremony

DSC_1505 Four outstanding individuals and organizations were recognized at Hillsides Circle of Excellence dinner held at Noor in Pasadena on October 21, 2014. This annual awards dinner recognizes donors and volunteers who have gone above and beyond in giving their time, talent, and resources to Hillsides. Those honored were: Hillsides Lifetime Achievement Award – Astrid Fishbein. […] 11:22 am Read More

Type 1 Diabetes Up Significantly

The rate of type 1 diabetes diagnoses among non- Hispanic white youth increased significantly from 2002 to 2009 in all but the youngest age group of children, according to a new study led by a Kaiser Permanente Southern California researcher. 10:42 am Read More

Dribble for the Cure at UCLA Saturday

The seventh annual Dribble for the Cure will be held at UCLA Sunday, with the Bruin men's and women's basketball teams helping raise funds and awareness in the fight against pediatric cancer. 10:41 am Read More

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 1_Reaction 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