Salute to Our Veterans: Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell A true Southern California boy, Los Angeles native Bruce Campbell was a freshman at UCLA when he was summoned to a most different part of the world. World War II had broken out in Europe, Campbell was ripped from Westwood and wound up in the Appenine Mountains as a member of the United States Army’s storied 10th Mountain Division as they battled in the Italian Theater. Read More

Steve Koblik Retires From The Huntington

Steve Koblik3web Steve Koblik retired this past Tuesday, June 30 from his position as president of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens after leading the San Marino cultural institution through numerous milestones in expansion, renovations, acquisitions and fundraising. Read More

Salute to Our Veterans: Bob Dini

DWC_5229web Many who enter our nation’s armed forces are drafted - few are recruited. San Marino resident Bob Dini falls into the second category. A highly trained vocal performer, Dini had a Top 10 hit on his hands, “Remember Me,” when the United States Army Band came calling and asked him to be their vocal soloist. Read More

Salute to Our Veterans: Lawrence Fu

United States Marine Captain Lawrence Fu, Hit, Iraq, 2008 Lawrence Fu was a 21-one-year-old college student at the University of California, Irvine entering his senior year when the thought hit him to take the road not previously chosen. After receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree, Fu - a former Titan baseball player - enlisted in the United States Marine Corps reserves before attending Officers Candidate School. His five-year stint included two deployments in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Read More

Big League Dream Continues for San Marino High School Graduate Matt Forgatch

Former San Marino High School two-sport star Matt Forgatch is still out there doing baseball battle as a member of the Lincoln Saltdogs of the  AAIPB. Born and raised in Southern California, Matt Forgatch has most become at least a temporary creature of the Midwest. After graduating from San Marino High School in 2007, the son of Lorrie and Greg Forgatch - a three-time all-Rio Hondo League and all-CIF outfielder - moved on to Denison, located near Columbus, Ohio, where for two years he played both football and baseball for the Big Red. Read More

San Marino Motor Classic A Success

Photo by Judith Ann Warren More than 200 classic and collector cars were on display on Sunday, June 14 at the 2015 San Marino Motor Classic at Lacy Park. Beneficiaries of the annual fundraiser are the San Marino Rotary, Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, and the Petersen Automotive Museum. Read More

‘Symphony of Cars’ Gala Bigger Than Ever

The Weiss Family:  Alden, Meredith, Adam, Aaron, Andrew, Valerie, Alan and Aileen Weiss; Photo by Judith Ann Warren This year’s San Marino Motor Classic Gala was bigger than ever. Since the goal is to raise money for charity, the event done on a grander scale would help to raise even more money, said Paul Colony, a co-founder of the motor classic. Read More

Salute to Our Veterans: Rick Caldwell

San Marino resident Rick Caldwell, Memorial Day, Lacy Park, 2013 Whenever the subject of military service comes up, Rick Caldwell remains quiet, composed. At one point in the conversation, however, the longtime San Marino resident will declare “we were just ordinary people, placed in extraordinary circumstances.” Read More