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. 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. Read More

San Marino #1 District In State, 14th In Nation

Unlike many educational acknowledgements that arrive with banners, bouquets and bunting, nobody at the San Marino Unified School District knew they had achieved the #1 ranking in the State of California until they were – gasp – informed by a parent. Read More

UC Board Approves Tuition Hikes

The University of California Board of Regents approved tuition hikes today that will increase students' costs by as much as 5 percent a year over the next five years at UCLA and other campuses across the state. Read More

Jeni & Billy to Perform at Caltech

Folk duo Jeni and Billy will perform at Caltech on Saturday, November 15 at 8 p.m. at Beckman Institute auditorium at 400 South Wilson Avenue in Pasadena.  The performers sing and play Appalachian roots music along with original songs in a beautiful, relaxed style.  With blending harmonies supported by guitar, banjo, and mandolin, their music […] Read More

San Marino High Dance Concert

IMG_0597 This month the SMHS Dance Department is “Raising The Barre” with a collection of narrative dance works guaranteed to evoke a variety of emotions.  Of the 16 pieces that will debut November 20th, some use core disciplines such as Literature and Math as inspiration while others tackle serious social issues like depression and race relations. Read More

Local School District Sued

The El Monte Union High School District is being sued by the guardian of a teenage girl who says a teacher had an inappropriate relationship with her when she was 14. Read More

San Marino High’s Mending Kids Program is Making a Difference

IMG_0169 The Mending Kids Club of San Marino High School, SMHS 4 MKI, will receive the Teen Leadership award at Mending Kids’ ‘Wings Around The Galaxy’ Gala on November 8th at Hangar 8 at the Santa Monica Airport. Mending Kids is a Los Angeles based non–profit organization that provides surgeries, free of charge, to children in need in the U.S. and 54 other countries around the world. Read More

SMHS Grad Tsai Just 1% Back In Assembly Race

If 2013 San Marino High School graduate Nathaniel Tsai is able to defeat incumbent Chris Holden next Tuesday for the 41st State Assembly District seat, he will not be old enough to legally celebrate with a glass of champagne or other alcoholic beverage. Read More

APIDC Hosts First Ever Awards Gala

APIDC-student certificates On October 25, 2014, APIDC hosted its first Annual Gala at the beautiful Cicada Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles.  APIDC’s Lifetime Achievement Award was bestowed upon the former Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta, for his role in supporting the historic passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This was a unique opportunity to recognize Mr. Mineta’s many contributions to our country. 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. Read More

Frosh-Soph Roll Normans

BuECOUx-svvhuNudWP3g1VcQI9KcO3KohoGJQEkCyhA With an oil well churning away just behind the grandstand and office towers hovering in the distance, last Saturday morning's frosh-soph football game between San Marino and host Beverly Hills had the feel of an east coast prep school polo match. Read More

Blessing of the Animals at Gooden School

Maddox England, Brooks Walker,Gabriel Paz with Butterscotch th esnake The Blessing of the Animals took place this morning at The Gooden School in Sierra Madre.  Students and families brought their pets to be blessed in a special service on the campus of the school. Animals have in previous years included horses, ducks, lizards, snakes, iguanas, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits and turtles.  Founded in 1975, […] Read More

Valentine Students Line Up in Preparation for Fall Fair

019 Valentine’s Fall Fair takes place on Saturday, October 4 From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pictured here are some children of the Fall Fair’s steering committee photographed in front of the promotional banner on the school’s front lawn.  The event is open to the community and this year’s theme is “Valentine & the Chocolate Factory.” […] Read More