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Former San Marino Resident Will Celebrate 110th Birthday

class="p1">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

San Marino High’s Mending Kids Program is Making a Difference

IMG_0169 The Mending Kids Club of San Marino High School, SMHS 4 MKI, will receive the Teen Leadership award at Mending Kids’ ‘Wings Around The Galaxy’ Gala on November 8th at Hangar 8 at the Santa Monica Airport. Mending Kids is a Los Angeles based non–profit organization that provides surgeries, free of charge, to children in need in the U.S. and 54 other countries around the world. 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

Villa Esperanza Honors San Marino NCL With Volunteer Award

IMG_8219 On Sunday, October 5 at the Villa Esperanza Services 18th Annual Achievement Awards dinner the San Marino Chapter of the National Charity League (NCL) was presented with the Robert Loebbecke Volunteer of the Year Award. The award was bestowed to the San Marino Chapter of NCL for their years of dedication and support they have shown Villa. The harvest themed celebration took place at La Salle High School and included pumpkin decorating, dancing and dinner. The evening culminated with awards presented to Villa’s Adult participants. 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

Bill and Sally Hurt Honorees at CHLA’s Noche de Niños

by Winston Chua Longtime San Marino resident Bill Hurt and his wife Sally were named honorees at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles’ annual gala Noche de Niños Saturday night. The Hurts received the philanthropists Courage to Care Award at the gala, which raised more than $3.1 million in unrestricted funds, helping CHLA meet important […] Read More

The Meaning Behind Anabel Higgins’ Jewelry

by Winston Chua Jewelry designer Anabel Higgins held her first-ever trunk show at Single Stone on Mission Street earlier this month. Guests and friends of the store walked in and out throughout the day to both peruse the new collection and to get a chance to speak with Higgins herself, who started her line during […] Read More

Tigers Are Just Too Much for San Marino

Sarah Gines The San Marino High School varsity volleyball team ended a drought of dual match competition last Thursday afternoon with their Rio Hondo League opener against defending champion South Pasadena. It might as well have been titled ‘The Kate Kutzer Show’ as the tigers’ outside hitter had a field day, leading the visitors to a 3-1 victory by set scores of 25-9, 25-17, 25-27 and 25-7. 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

Police Make Arrest In Mill Lane Home Invasion

On Wednesday October 2, The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Major Crimes task force – working in collaboration with the San Marino Police Department – arrested a suspect for a home invasion burglary which occurred June 6 on Mill Lane. The suspect, identified as Salvador Miranda, is 29 years old and has an address in Los […] 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

Frosh-Soph Roll Normans

BuECOUx-svvhuNudWP3g1VcQI9KcO3KohoGJQEkCyhA With an oil well churning away just behind the grandstand and office towers hovering in the distance, last Saturday morning's frosh-soph football game between San Marino and host Beverly Hills had the feel of an east coast prep school polo match. 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

USC Trojan Affiliates Features Volleyball Coach Anna Biller on October 2

Collier USC Trojan Affiliates, a philanthropic and social women’s group, of the University of Southern California invites alumni, parents, and friends to attend their upcoming meeting on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Mijares Restaurant, 145 Palmetto Drive, Pasadena.   Social no host bar begins at 6:00 p.m. with dinner, the program, and meeting at 7:00 p.m.  The evening will feature Anna Biller Collier, USC Women’s Sand Volleyball Coach and sand volleyball players USC Senior Kirby Burnham and USC Freshman Sara Hughes. Read More

Bike Safety Day

Sid Danenhauer, Ethan Kinoshita Many third grade Valentine students participated in Bike Safety Day on campus recently during their physical education period.  These students had the opportunity to take a riding safety test and to have their bicycles licensed by the city.  Members from both the San Marino Fire Department and San Marino Police Department were on-site to help with the event.   “The day […] Read More

San Marino NCL Sets Fundraising Goals

web2NCL2 National Charity League, Jr. of San Marino  recently held their general fall meeting at Huntington Hospital where they set their goal for this year to raise at least $50,000 for both the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units. Over the last years, they have raised close to 2 million dollars for the hospital. Read More

Titans Dance Past San Gabriel In Quarter Time

Wicke master by Mitch Lehman Just three years ago, San Gabriel High School’s varsity football team advanced to the CIF championship game, so many without local football-whisperers without a microscope to that program expected a little more resistance from the time-to-time power when San Marino paid a neighborly visit last Friday night. What the Titans got instead […] 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