Author: Winston Chua

New Photo Studio Opens in Downtown Arcadia

SelfieRibCut12-11-14Scissors Mayor Pro Tem Gary Kovacic welcomed the fun and first-of-its-kind photo studio Selfie Selfie to Downtown Arcadia at a ribbon-cutting ceremony coordinated by the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce Thursday, Dec. 11. Council member Sho Tay also attended the grand opening. 11:21 am Read More

Santa Visits Huntington Memorial

Santaboy Santa brought holiday cheer to Huntington Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, December 16, arriving by armored vehicle.  Santa and his helpers passed out presents and visited with children in the hospital’s pediatric unit.  A special thank you to Foothill Air Support Team (FAST),  Pasadena Police Department, Glendora Police Department, Pomona Police Department, Covina Police Department, Monrovia Police […] 11:17 am Read More

SMHS Basketball Tournament and Toy Drive

The newest members of the San Marino High School Basketball program are holding their 5th annual unwrapped toy drive benefitting La Casa de San Gabriel Community Center.  Bring an unwrapped toy and receive a treat from one of our local eateries. Toys appropriate from infant to teen years appreciated. Raffle drawing for Clippers tickets will also be available. 10:56 am Read More

Combatting Gridlock on Final Day of Climate Talks

by Mariette Le Roux / Richard Ingham Negotiators scrambled on the final day of UN talks Friday to break a deadlock between rich and developing countries on forging the elements of a world pact to curb climate change. A years-old dispute over sharing responsibility for tackling the climate problem threatened to drive the 12-day haggle into extra […] 10:56 am Read More

Historic Light Rail Delivery

image005 Train testing for the Foothill Gold Line from Pasadena to Azusa has recently begun. A rail train passed through both the Monrovia and Arcadia stations just days ago.  The 11.5-mile extension from Pasadena to Azusa is that much closer to completion.  Metro Chairman Doug Tessitor watched the arrival of the train pulling into Arcadia.   1:24 pm Read More

Hillsides Residents Win Acting Awards

IMG_3727 Teens living at Hillsides teen satellite homes won two awards during the fifth annual “Movies By Kids, For Kids” Film Festival held in November  at the Writer’s Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. One resident won the award for the best supporting actress in a short film entitled “The Reckless Phase.”  Another group of Hillsides actors […] 1:05 pm Read More

Grid Award Named for SMHS Grad Dann Angeloff, Jr.

The San Marino High School Football Booster Club honored a former Titan at the team’s annual banquet last month with the presentation of the inaugural Dann V. Angeloff ‘Extra Mile’ Leadership Award to four seniors; Tyler Spitzer, Matt Miller, Cole Mace and Chip Crowley. 9:30 am Read More

Bill Cosby’s San Marino Connection

Attorneys for Bill Cosby filed a motion today calling for dismissal of a lawsuit accusing the actor-comedian of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, saying the complaint amounts to "extortion." 3:56 pm Read More

Pasadena Holiday Tree Lighting Tonight

About 1,200 people are expected to be present when Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard leads the ceremony to light the City’s official Holiday Tree at City Hall.  City officials have it on good authority that Santa Claus will make a special appearance with a little help from his friends at the Pasadena Fire Department once the Tree Lighting occurs. 3:29 pm Read More

Taiwan’s Ma Quits as China Fears Grow

Taiwan's Beijing-friendly President Ma Ying-jeou stepped down Wednesday as chairman of the ruling party, following a massive polls defeat for the government as public fears grow over Chinese influence. 2:20 pm Read More

Ferracone Recognized for Entrepreuneurial Prowess

San Marino resident Robin Ferracone, CEO of Farient Advisors, a leading independent executive compensation and performance consulting firm, was recently named to the 2014 Ernst and Young ‘Entrepreneurial Winning Women’ list. 2:04 pm Read More

Laura Skandera Trombley Named President of The Huntington

trombley The Huntington Library's eighth president has recently been announced and she is none other than Laura Skandera Trombley. The Huntington's first female president will begin her term on July 1, 2015, following the retirement of Steven S. Koblik, who has served since 2001. 11:34 am Read More