Dennis Kneier

Attempt to Recall Kneier Fails

Petition Campaign Falls Short of the 2,143 Signatures Needed for Recall. A citizen effort to recall San Marino City Councilman Dennis Kneier has fallen short of the required signatures, according to City Clerk Veronica Ruiz. "On June 26, 2014 a notice of intention to circulate a petition to recall Council Member Dennis Kneier was filed with the City Clerk," said a release from Ruiz. Read More

Dr. Edmond Pi Recognized for Commitment to Service

image006 At the Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich recognized Dr. Edmond Pi for his 33 years of dedicated service to Los Angeles County. Dr. Pi began his career in 1980 with the Department of Mental Health after completing his psychiatry residency at Stony Brook University in New York State and his chief residency at the University of Kentucky.  Read More

Election Endorsements

From the Publisher, Clif Smith Published Thursday, October 16, 2014 The San Marino Tribune encourages all registered voters to vote. We respect whatever your private decisions may be, but it’s the duty of all citizens to vote. With one party — the Democrat Party — constantly blocking even the smallest efforts to ensure that our […] Read More

“It’s Getting Colder Because of Global Warming.” — NOT

From the Publisher, Clif Smith Published Thursday, October 9, 2014   Really. How do we know this? Because government-funded computer modelers say so. Many in our community are attorneys and scientists. Attorneys look at the facts. If the facts help their client’s position, they argue the facts. If the facts hurt their client’s position, they […] Read More

Talks Collapse, Hong Kong Protestors Fight On

Crunch talks between Hong Kong's democracy protesters and the government have been called off, just hours after demonstrators vowed to ratchet up their occupation of key parts of the city if their demands were not met. Read More

Biden Begins Los Angeles Visit

Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to begin a two- day visit to Los Angeles today by speaking at fundraisers for Iowa Senate candidate Bruce Braley and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Read More

Hong Kong Protestors Agree to Talks With Government

by Laura Mannering, Aaron Tam HONG KONG, October 6, 2014 (AFP) – Hong Kong protest leaders said late Monday they had agreed to hold talks with the government as their numbers dwindled and they faced growing pressure to end their pro-democracy sit-in. The mass rallies that had drawn tens of thousands evaporated Sunday night in […] Read More

Breaking News – Protest Set for Today Against Rep. Judy Chu’s Plan to Restrict San Gabriel Mtns

Opponents of Rep. Judy Chu's plan to limit public access to the San Gabriel Mountains will gather at her Pasadena office at 2 pm today.  A growing movement of citizens and elected officials are protesting against her lobbying efforts to have 620,000 acres of the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountains designated as a national monument. They will deliver letters of opposition to Representative Chu on Monday October 6, 2014 at 2pm. Local groups will speak out against the plan and hold a media event outside Rep Chu’s office at 527 S. Lake Ave, Pasadena CA 91101. Read More

President Obama Continues to Succeed Remarkably – Or Not?

From the Publisher, Clif Smith Published Friday, October 3, 2014   It has been nearly 35 years since the United States suffered a complete incompetent in the White House with President Jimmy Carter.  No American benefits from a President whose judgment, world view and actions damage our country.  “Cool” is not a conclusive qualification for […] Read More

Hong Kong Leader Not Willing to Step Down

Hong Kong's embattled leader defiantly rejected demands to resign and sent his deputy to talk to pro-democracy demonstrators, as huge crowds rallied outside his government's besieged headquarters early Friday for a fifth consecutive night. Read More

East West Chairman/CEO Elected USC Trustee

Dominic_Ng_headshot-412x274 Dominic Ng, chairman and CEO of East West Bank, has been elected to the USC Board of Trustees. He has served on the university’s President’s Leadership Council since 2013 and is a dedicated supporter of the USC Pacific Asia Museum. Read More

Nobel Laureates Boycott South African Summit Over Dalai Lama

by Lawrence Bartlett CAPE TOWN, September 25, 2014 (AFP) – Six Nobel peace laureates will boycott a global summit in South Africa next month after the government refused to grant the Dalai Lama a visa, a spokeswoman said Thursday. South Africa denied Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader permission to attend the summit to avoid angering China, which […] Read More

U.S. Condemns Scholar’s Sentence

US Secretary of State John Kerry slammed what he called a "harsh" life sentence handed down Tuesday in China against a prominent Uighur scholar for "separatism," and called for his release. Read More

Uighur Scholar Gets Life in Prison for Separatism

by Tom Hancock BEIJING, September 23, 2014 (AFP) – A prominent academic from China’s mostly-Muslim Uighur minority was jailed for life Tuesday for “separatism”, sparking international outrage over the “harsh” response to criticism of Beijing’s policies in the restive Xinjiang region. The EU, United States and human rights groups had all been calling for the […] Read More

Taiwan Youth Delegates Take A Peek Into San Marino

Taiwan youth delegates Some 16 youth ambassadors from Taiwan stopped by San Marino last Friday to learn a bit about how the City is run and how it compares with their native country. For many of the 19 to 29-year olds, it was their first trip to Southern California. Read More