Talt, Huang Sail to Council Seats; Measures ‘SA’ and ‘U’ Pass

Steven Huang, left, and Steve Talt with Lindsey Huang at a recent community event. Photo by Jane Kelly The longest city council campaign in memory is in the books – a full 10 months since candidate Scott Kwong announced his intent to run in a New Year’s card to the community – with favorites Steve Talt and Dr. Steven Huang as the top vote-getters, officially unseating incumbents Eugene Sun and Dennis Kneier. Read More

A Look Into YMCA’s Youth and Government

The joint San Marino/South Pasadena YMCA Youth & Government delegation gathered together last year in Sacramento. Photo courtesy of Jamila Seede “Democracy must be learned by each generation” is the motto of YMCA Youth and Government. This is a program that allows high school students in the United States to serve in model governments at the local, state, national and international levels. It currently operates in 38 states, and Washington, D.C. Read More

Firefighter Lets ‘the Cat Out of the Bag’ at Chamber Event

Engineer Nathan Foth What started out as a good-natured, small town community event ended in awkward silence and whispered astonishment last Thursday afternoon when Engineer Nathan Foth – who had just been named San Marino’s ‘Firefighter Paramedic of the Year’ for 2015 – lashed out at City Manager John Schaefer’s treatment of Foth and his counterparts during terse contract negotiations that have reached impasse. Read More

San Marino City Council Considers Loss of Taxes

Tom Santley, Committee of San Marino Residents for Measures U & SA co-chair, speaks on the Utility User Tax and Public Safety Tax during a press conference. Approximately $4.6 million is on the line during the November election this year. Voters in San Marino will decide whether to renew the existing Utility User Tax and the Public Safety Tax, which could result in major budget cuts. Read More

LA Hosts 2-Day U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit

Officials from the United States and China -- the world's top two sources of greenhouse gas -- will hold a two-day summit in Los Angeles starting Tuesday, Sept. 15 to discuss strategies for fighting climate change in their respective countries. Read More

Obama Lauds New Orleans a Decade After Katrina

President Barack Obama paid tribute to New Orleans and its people after seeing first-hand Thursday, Aug. 28 how far the "Big Easy" has come, 10 years after Hurricane Katrina laid waste to swathes of one of America's most famous cities. Read More