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 […] Read More

Two Excellent Sibling San Marino Musicians

Joshua, Susan Pascale and Nat 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

Cathay Bank’s San Marino Distinguished Student

Dutonne Chong Dutonne Chong, Grade 11 at San Marino High School, is an exceptional member of the Dance Company. She is an incredible dancer and choreographer. “Dutonne is an excellent student who is hardworking and conscientious,” said San Marino High School counselor Winlor Chang. “She excels in the arts as a member of the school’s orchestra and, […] 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