Lauren Hickey

Cathay Bank’s San Marino Distinguished Student

Lauren Hickey, grade 11, is a triple threat, a super talent who sings, dances, and acts at the highest level.  She works hard and has the lead in the upcoming Musical The Addams Family.  She is enrolled in both Advanced Drama and Advanced Dance, which is an extraordinary level of commitment, especially for a junior. […] 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

Wells Fargo Surprises Vet With Keys to New Home

AR-150109988 The response of excitement and shock was quickly overtaken by a posture of gratitude and acceptance – all played out in front of a huge Rose Parade crowd at the corner of Orange Grove and Colorado Blvd. along with an estimated 40 million television viewers in the United States alone. Read More

Chelsea Chiu Gives Encore Performance at Laker Game

Chelsea2 Valentine Elementary School’s very own Chelsea Chiu recently returned to Staples Center to give an encore performance of our National Anthem before the Los Angeles Lakers squared off against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, December 23. Read More

Florida State in the Beef Bowl

The Florida State football team is scheduled to participate in the Beef Bowl today at Lawry's The Prime Rib in Beverly Hills, one day after its opponent in Thursday's 101st Rose Bowl Game, Oregon. 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. 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