The Beach and the Boardroom Converge for Abrams, Baxter

San Marinans Dave Abrams, left, and Charlie Baxter purchased Reyn Spooner in January 2015. long-standing television advertising campaign during the 80s centered around a man named Victor Kiam, who stared into the camera and declared ‘I love Norelco electric razors so much – I bought the company!’ A similar sentiment swept through the 91108 this past January when San Marino resident Dave Abrams and former San Marinan Charlie Baxter teamed up with a small group of friends and acquired Reyn Spooner, manufacturer of iconic Hawaiian shirts. Read More

New Gym at Huntington Middle School Is A Go

A schematic of the new gymnasium for Huntington Middle School The San Marino School Board on Aug. 14 gave the go-ahead for a new gymnasium at Huntington Middle School that would open in November 2017 if the project sticks to schedule. The two-level, 26,000-square-foot, $14 million facility will include locker rooms, classrooms, a media lab, offices - and of course, a much needed gymnasium – with additional multi-purpose space and will be built in the same general location as the existing facility. Read More

Bellwood Project Gets New Height Approved

Ban Tieu, the owner of 1565 Bellwood Road in San Marino, was back before the city’s Design Review Committee on Wednesday, Aug. 5 with a revised proposal for his house. Construction for the home was underway when significant issues with the plans arose. Read More

Blue & White Scrimmage On A Red Hot Day

It was difficult to think about football on Saturday, Aug. 15 when human instinct merely considered survival. With temperatures well over 100 degrees on the Titan Stadium turf, all of the 70-plus athletes in the San Marino High School football program donned either white or blue and showed their wares. Read More

Salute to Our Veterans: John Morris

John Morris, Memorial Day, Lacy Park, 2015 John Morris defeated the United States Postal Service and – as Robert Frost sort of said – that has made all the difference. Unbeknownst to the longtime San Marino resident, Morris’s “letter from Lyndon [Johnson] was in the mail” drafting him into the Unites States Armed Forces when he decided to enlist in the Navy Reserves instead. Read More

San Marino Golfer Wins PGA Junior Girls’ Championship

Elizabeth Trophy Elizabeth Wang, a sophomore-to-be at San Marino High School, survived a one-hole playoff last Thursday to win the 40th Junior PGA Girls’ Division championship at Miramont Country Club in Bryan, Texas. Elizabeth is a member of San Marino High School’s record-setting girls’ golf team, which last year finished fifth in the state of California – […] Read More

San Marino Police Arrest Commercial Burglary Suspect

San Marino Police arrested an El Monte man in connection with a commercial burglary earlier this year. Thomas Nicholas Tusing was taken into custody by San Marino police on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at approximately 11 a.m. at Pasadena Superior Court where he was appearing on another case. Read More

Taekwondo Is Just for Kicks to Collo Kids

Master Arlene Limas, Emma Collo, Samuel Collo and Master Joseph Salim Emma Collo, an eighth-grader at Huntington Middle School, recently returned from Austin, Texas, after competing in the 2015 United States National Championships in Taekwondo. Miss Collo is currently coached and trained by Master Joseph Salim. Read More