San Marino Says It’s Best to Stay with CalPERS

CalPERS has undergone changes since the city of San Marino entered into an agreement with them in 1950, the most recent of which is that the state and its schools would increase funding of employee pension funds by 6 percent. Due to these increases, city staff added an extra $1.5 million to the 2015-16 budget for these payments. Read More

San Marino School Board Lays Out Game Plan at Huntington Summit

PICTURED ABOVE, left to right, are Board members Joseph Chang, Nam Jack, Board president Lisa link, Shelley Ryan and Chris Norgaard. Mitch Lehman Photo The notion of six hours spent at The Huntington Library summons up images of leisurely walks through pristine gardens and interaction with one of the world’s truly iconic art collections. But for the five members of San Marino’s school board, the July 17 experience at Arabella and Henry’s former home was strikingly different, but might possibly bring forth similar masterpieces. Read More

San Marino Planning Commission Grants Bellwood Appeal

The San Marino Design Review Committee barely approved the 1565 Bellwood project with a 3-2 vote on May 20, and neighbors were not happy about the decision. A small group of neighbors appealed the proposed plans to the city’s Planning Commission, who took up the case on June 25. Read More

Talt Campaign Kickoff Draws Enthusiastic Crowd

Steve Talt speaks to his supporters. Photo by Mitch Lehman It was apparent that Steve Talt was going through a sentimental epiphany. Back at his boyhood home, having just received an enthusiastic introduction from former San Marino Mayor Rosemary ‘Rary’ Simmons – his late mother’s best friend – and surrounded by almost three hundred friends and family members at his city council kickoff reception. Read More