Author: Winston Chua

Dennis Kneier

Attempt to Recall Kneier Fails

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. "On July 22, 2014 the petition form was approved, and the proponents were notified that the petition could be circulated and submitted to the City Clerk for filing within ninety (90) days, or no later than Monday, October 20, 2014 (pursuant to California Elections Code §11220)." 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

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

President Obama Arrives in Los Angeles

President Barack Obama arrived at Los Angeles International Airport today to begin a 24-hour Southland visit, during which he will promote his plans to create economic opportunity for millennials and conduct a fundraiser at Gwyneth Paltrow's home. 3:04 pm Read More

Echosmith, Mowglis and American Authors Delight Crowd at Nokia

Echosmith. Nicole Nodland photo. by Winston Chua Echosmith, whose band members once attended Maranatha High, gave a performance that delighted the audience Saturday night at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. The group performed a variety of songs that impressed the audience and also made the night one of social awareness. “We have blood, you have blood,” explained lead vocalist […] 3:01 pm Read More

Ebola Death Toll Close to 3,900

The death toll in the world's worst-ever Ebola epidemic has edged closer to 3,900, with the virus killing nearly half of the more than 8,000 people infected, UN figures showed Wednesday. 11:22 am Read More

More Efforts to Raise Minimum Wage

Four members of the Los Angeles City Council today proposed raising the citywide minimum wage to $13.25 an hour by 2017, and exploring the possibility of raising the wage to $15.25 an hour by 2019. 11:20 am Read More