Engineer Nathan Foth

Firefighter Lets ‘the Cat Out of the Bag’ at Chamber Event

What started out as a good-natured, small town community event ended in awkward silence and whispered astonishment last Thursday afternoon when Engineer Nathan Foth – who had just been named San Marino’s ‘Firefighter Paramedic of the Year’ for 2015 – lashed out at City Manager John Schaefer’s treatment of Foth and his counterparts during terse contract negotiations that have reached impasse. Read More

San Marino City Council Considers Loss of Taxes

Tom Santley, Committee of San Marino Residents for Measures U & SA co-chair, speaks on the Utility User Tax and Public Safety Tax during a press conference. Approximately $4.6 million is on the line during the November election this year. Voters in San Marino will decide whether to renew the existing Utility User Tax and the Public Safety Tax, which could result in major budget cuts. Read More

Titans Ground Condors, Improve to 4-0

300:  Senior J.P. Shohfi caught 13 passes for 300 yards and four touchdowns in the Titans' 63-19 win over California High School on Thursday.  Rick Martinez Photo San Marino claimed a key non-league victory, spoiled the Homecoming celebration for a traditional local football power and earned a rare Friday off with a 63-19 victory over California High School on Thursday evening. Read More

SMUSD Ranks No. 1 in State

San Marino High School, Photos by Krista Daly San Marino Unified School District has done it again. Despite a more challenging testing system, SMUSD maintains its No. 1 ranking for total percentage of all students who met or exceeded state standards in both English Language Arts and Math. Read More

Lady Titans Double Their Efforts to Regain CIF Superiority

Senior Madeleine Gandawidjaja is back and ready to lead the Lady Titans back to the top of the CIF Division I tennis class. Daryl Chan Photos Many, if not most other sports at San Marino High School would be satisfied with a season that ended with a loss in the quarterfinals of the toughest division in CIF. Most other sports are not, however, girls’ tennis, a standard-bearing franchise if there is one at SMHS, having claimed two of the last three championships. Read More

Salute to Our Veterans: Jack McQueen

United States Army Sgt. Jack McQueen, Armed Forces Radio Network, 1946. During his illustrious career in entertainment and broadcasting that followed, Jack McQueen worked with such household names as Sinatra, John Wayne, Walter Cronkite and more, but in 1945 he was just “Private.” Read More

San Marino Police Arrest Carjacking Suspect

On Monday, Sept. 7, at approximately 7:34 a.m., the San Marino Police Department received several 911 phone calls regarding a single vehicle traffic collision with injuries, in the area of Los Robles Avenue and Mission Road. Read More

San Marino High School Presents Its National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalists

DISTINGUISHED STUDENTS: Rebecca Lin, Rachelle Liu, Andrew Sun, Annie Chen, Joshua Yu, Mandy Hsu, Elijah Huang, Jonathan Hsu, Harika Kalidhindi, Emerson Liu, Eric Tse and Madeleine Gandawidjaja Twelve San Marino High School students have been named semi-finalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced 16,000 semi-finalists, who all have an opportunity to continue in the competition for about 7,400 scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. Read More