Lauren Hickey

Cathay Bank’s San Marino Distinguished Student

Lauren Hickey, grade 11, is a triple threat, a super talent who sings, dances, and acts at the highest level.  She works hard and has the lead in the upcoming Musical The Addams Family.  She is enrolled in both Advanced Drama and Advanced Dance, which is an extraordinary level of commitment, especially for a junior. […] 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

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

California Art Club at the Old Mill

royalarchesandhalfdome There is no better way to explore the best that California has to offer than a road trip, and in 2015, the California Art Club will dedicate its exhibitions at the California Art Club Gallery at The Old Mill to this classic American pastime. 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

Twenty-One Debut at San Marino Chapter NCL Ball

NCL-FRONT The San Marino Chapter of National Charity League recently celebrated its 52nd annual Debutante Ball, paying tribute to 21 young women who have volunteered more than 14,000 hours at more than 20 agencies in the past six years. Read More

San Marino Guild Generosity to Huntington Hospital

SMguild2014-020 The San Marino Guild of the Huntington Hospital recently presented $20,000 to the Huntington Hospital for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for the purchase of a Criticool Hypothermia Therapy unit to treat newborns following birth asphysia. This specialized equipment is a full body cooling wrap which delivers cooling therapy within minutes, greatly increasing the baby’s survival […] Read More

San Marino Troop Gives Precious Gifts

photo San Marino Cadette Troop 3671 recently helped children in Pasadena cozy up to a good book in bed by donating 36 pajamas and almost 400 books to Rosemary's Children's Services for Christmas. 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

Grid Award Named for SMHS Grad Dann Angeloff, Jr.

The San Marino High School Football Booster Club honored a former Titan at the team’s annual banquet last month with the presentation of the inaugural Dann V. Angeloff ‘Extra Mile’ Leadership Award to four seniors; Tyler Spitzer, Matt Miller, Cole Mace and Chip Crowley. Read More

Bill Cosby’s San Marino Connection

Attorneys for Bill Cosby filed a motion today calling for dismissal of a lawsuit accusing the actor-comedian of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, saying the complaint amounts to "extortion." Read More

Ferracone Recognized for Entrepreuneurial Prowess

San Marino resident Robin Ferracone, CEO of Farient Advisors, a leading independent executive compensation and performance consulting firm, was recently named to the 2014 Ernst and Young ‘Entrepreneurial Winning Women’ list. 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

Former San Marino Resident Will Celebrate 110th Birthday

Super Sally master Most can’t remember what they learned about World War II. Former San Marino resident Sally Mitchell lived through it. Dubbed ‘Super Sally’ by family and friends alike – and if there is a more deserving recipient of that moniker I want to see him, her or even it – Mitchell will celebrate her 110th birthday on Tuesday, November 25, the good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise, in the immortal words of Paul Harvey, who only lived to see 90, by the way. Read More

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

San Marino High Dance Concert

IMG_0597 This month the SMHS Dance Department is “Raising The Barre” with a collection of narrative dance works guaranteed to evoke a variety of emotions.  Of the 16 pieces that will debut November 20th, some use core disciplines such as Literature and Math as inspiration while others tackle serious social issues like depression and race relations. Read More