Former LAUSD teacher convicted of murder

A former Los Angeles Unified elementary school teacher was convicted today of murdering his 43-year-old estranged wife outside a West Hills home where she had taken refuge after obtaining a restraining order against him. Read More

Huntington Middle School hosts mini Relay for Life

Sophia Schaefer, 10, and Jill Gulick complete a quiz on cancer during the mini Relay for Life, held at Huntington Middle School on March 13. An estimated 1.66 million people in the United States will develop cancer in 2015. Nearly 589,500 will die from cancer this year. As 12-year-old Lawrence Chung ran around the Huntington Middle School track field on Friday, he read different signs that presented facts like these, provided by the American Cancer Society. Chung, along with about 150 people, ran a mini Relay for Life. Read More

Measure E Passes with 76 Percent Voter Support

The San Marino Unified School District’s Measure E – a special six-year, $865 per parcel tax vital to the business-as- usual function of California’s highest-rated unified school district – passed on Tuesday with 76.25 percent of the 2,628votes cast in assent. The parcel tax required a 2/3rds plus one majority vote for approval. Read More

Cell Tower at San Marino High School Slated for Removal

Score a victory for a small but persistent group of parents in the San Marino Unified School District who appear to have pulled off what was previously unthinkable: the removal of a 60’ cell tower that for eight years was located just west of Titan Stadium on the campus of San Marino High School. Read More

‘Golden Apple’ Award goes to Stephanie Duncan

Stephanie Duncan A lifelong motto of ‘children first’ and a belief that “equal opportunity in learning is the basic foundation for a child’s journey through education” has come full circle, and last week, long-time San Marino volunteer Stephanie Duncan received the Golden Apple Award at a ceremony sponsored by the Northwest San Gabriel Valley Administrators Association. Read More

‘College, ADHD & Me’ released by San Marino author Jeanne Kelley

'College, ADHD & Me' by San Marino author Jeanne Kelley, chronicles her son's struggle San Marino resident and author Jeanne Kelley recent- ly released ‘College, ADHD & Me,’ a book that describes the struggles of attending college with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. She originally started the book with her son Howie Randol III, who died a couple years ago, and it is now a legacy to him. Read More

San Marino High School graduate studies whales, robotics

Adela Wee Caution – part of this article contains subject matter some readers might deem offensive – if one is averse to whale sputum, that is. “Actually, it’s not really sputum,” says 2010 San Marino High School graduate and engineering whiz-kid Adela Wee as she explains her current project. “A more accurate term might be ‘exhaled breath condensate.’” Read More

Two Excellent Sibling San Marino Musicians

Valentine Elementary School is host to a number of talented individuals in the community. This week we feature a special group of brothers with an enormous talent for music, on the violin and cello. They are Joshua (10) and Nat Yue (8). Read More

16 in a Row for St. Monica

IMG_1039 The St. Monica Crusaders girls varsity basketball team finished its regular season with a decisive 52-19 win over the Le Lycee Lions in Los Angeles on Thursday, Feb. 12. This was their 16th victory of an impressive 16-game winning streak. Read More

2015 CAUSE Leadership Academy Applications Now Open

PASADENA – This year’s CAUSE Leadership Academy applications are now being accepted. CAUSE is the Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment and is offering leadership programs for college-aged students in both Los Angeles and Washington D.C.  “This is a tremendous opportunity for students who have demonstrated leadership qualities in academic and non-academic settings,” […] Read More

Parents Question District Over Visit From Delegation

Two San Marino Unified School District parents, who claim they represent others of a similar mindset, complained to The Tribune that administrators did a poor job of informing families of Tuesday’s visit by a delegation of approximately one hundred and fifty students and chaperones who toured Valentine Elementary and Huntington Middle Schools. Read More

Valentine’s ‘Girls Night In’

Luyi Khasi, Cindy Yung, Weni Wilson, Christin Yoo, Jessica Zhang, Nancy Ko Close to a hundred Valentine Elementary School mothers recently gathered at the home of Kristin and Greg Chapman for a special "Girls' Night In" celebration in anticipation of the impending Valentine Royale Parent Party. Read More

SMHS Class at Huntington Is A ‘Game-Changer’

Starting in the fall, San Marino High School will partner with The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens to provide a groundbreaking learning experience for twenty-two seniors and juniors, who will receive access to collections not available to the general public. Read More

Girl Scout Kick Off Cookie Cookie Season

troop 12581 rose court More than 700 Girl Scouts from the San Gabriel Valley and throughout L.A. gathered for the local Girl Scout Cookie Program which begins February 1.  Girls began with a cookie pep rally and took part in activities focusing on the five skills girls learn as part of the cookie program which are: goal-setting, money management, […] Read More

Festival of the Arts

ArtsRockPoster2 On Saturday, January 31, the annual San Marino Schools' Celebration of the Arts Festival, entitled Arts Rock!, will be held at San Marino High School from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read More