Huntington’s Liquor License Now In Escrow

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens has applied for a license from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control that would allow for sales of hard liquor on the premises, according to Laurie Sowd, the Huntington’s Vice President of Operations. Read More

Pasadena Council’s Zero Waste Strategic Plan

The Pasadena City Council continues to be a leader in environmental stewardship. On Oct. 20, 214, the Council adopted a Zero Waste Strategic Plan, which sets the goal of achieving Zero Waste to area landfills by 2040 through the implementation of a series of initiatives and programs that will be developed collaboratively with community stakeholders. Read More

Measure P Falling Short

Los Angeles County's Measure P -- which would levy a $23 annual parcel tax to fund parks and open space development -- was falling short tonight of the two-thirds majority of votes needed for passage. 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

A Happy Birthday, Mr. Bayle

Emile “Emile Bayle should be San Marino’s mayor for life,” a former resident once told me.  “Why?” seemed the natural retort.  “His name,” my friend said. “‘Emile Bayle.’ It just sounds like a name the mayor should have. And that deep, booming voice. It’s a mayor’s voice.”  And my friend went on for the next fifteen minutes saying ‘Mayor Emile Bayle’ in his best Mayor Emile Bayle voice, which wasn’t too bad if I recall.  A lot could be said for the idea, though when he retired from public office Emile seemed content to spend the rest of his days watching his grandchildren perform. Read More

Attempt to Recall Kneier Fails

Dennis Kneier 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