Tagged: San Marino

Owner Proposes Tear Down of Wallace Neff House

The question of historical preservation is still lingering for the 1040 Oak Grove Place house, which was built by Wallace Neff in 1955. The case was on the San Marino Planning Commission’s agenda for the Aug. 26 meeting, but the applicants requested and were granted a continuance to Sept. 23. 9:09 am Read More

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. 2:17 pm 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. 9:30 am 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. 9:10 am Read More

Services Planned for Thursday for Jane Hoffman Popovich

Jane Hoffman Popovich To say that Jane Hoffman Popovich had love and enthusiasm for her family, her community, her alma maters, her business and life in general wouldn’t do justice to the memory of a woman who engaged every person and situation with an unparalleled zeal. 1:22 pm Read More

Salute to Our Veterans: Hal Harrigian

Hal Harrigian Hal Harrigian was a 23-year-old Accounting graduate of the University of Illinois, already employed by Arthur Andersen and teaching Economics when Uncle Sam came calling. Soon, the certified public accountant was a Private. 9:35 am Read More

Lacy Park Softball League Closes 70th Season In Style

PICTURED ABOVE, left to right, are Willie Forgatch, Garret Young, Dave Bise, Spencer McCroskey, Allison McCroskey, Manager Greg Forgatch, Joy Flores, Royce Stuteville, Kirk Pastre, Meghan Stone, Ed Bugarin and Billy McMickle. NOT PICTURED: Trent Hill, Harold Young, Garret Glazier, Dave Avramovich and Alex Varga. Last Thursday evening’s championship game of the Lacy Park Fastpitch Softball League featured all the hallmarks strung together from seven decades of lively participation; skilled athleticism, debatable rules interpretations, good-natured banter and – most importantly – a whole lot of fun. 10:36 am Read More

San Marino Veteran to Launch New Group

San Marino High School graduate and United States Marine Corps veteran Lawrence Fu; Daryl Chan Photo A San Marino man has put out a call for all veterans to join a new community group that will meet for the first time on Sept. 9. United States Marine Captain Lawrence Fu, a 1999 graduate of San Marino High School and veteran of the War in Iraq, is spearheading an effort to unify former service men and women at a monthly meeting that will be held in the Barth Community Room of the Crowell Public Library on the second Wednesday of each month. 11:02 am Read More

Salute to Our Veterans: Emile Bayle

U.S. Navy Seaman Emile Bayle, Illinois, 1949 Emile Bayle was 19 years old, had just lost his father, and – admittedly – was lacking in direction.“I didn’t know what to do,” said Bayle. The year was 1948. Bayle was living in Joliet, Illinois and decided to enlist in the United States Navy. 9:30 am Read More

Transforming Lawns: Making a Difference in the Drought

Photos courtesy of Cordelia Donnelly Well over 1,000 people have come to the 2700 block of Monterey Road to get ideas for their gardens in the past four years. Cordelia Donnelly, who lives on this street in San Marino resolved to create a garden that would be beautiful, interesting and sustainable. 9:06 am Read More

Sts. Felicitas & Perpetua Students Attend JrNYLC

Saints Felicitas & Perpetua School incoming sixth-graders Julian Rivera, Kayla Tan and Nathaniel Rosales  Photo by Stacy Lee For the first time in the history of Saints Felicitas & Perpetua School, three students – Kayla Tan, Julian Rivera and Nathaniel Rosales – recently represented it in the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. 10:27 am Read More

Local Lemonade Stand Lands Top Trojan

Lemonade Standweb Practicing one of the axioms he preaches, San Marino resident, USC Athletic Director and Rose Bowl Hall of Famer Pat Haden dropped by a local lemonade stand last week at the precise time this double-fisted reporter was pulling away. 12:02 pm Read More

San Marino Says It’s Best to Stay with CalPERS

CalPERS has undergone changes since the city of San Marino entered into an agreement with them in 1950, the most recent of which is that the state and its schools would increase funding of employee pension funds by 6 percent. Due to these increases, city staff added an extra $1.5 million to the 2015-16 budget for these payments. 9:17 am Read More

San Marino School Board Lays Out Game Plan at Huntington Summit

PICTURED ABOVE, left to right, are Board members Joseph Chang, Nam Jack, Board president Lisa link, Shelley Ryan and Chris Norgaard. Mitch Lehman Photo The notion of six hours spent at The Huntington Library summons up images of leisurely walks through pristine gardens and interaction with one of the world’s truly iconic art collections. But for the five members of San Marino’s school board, the July 17 experience at Arabella and Henry’s former home was strikingly different, but might possibly bring forth similar masterpieces. 9:04 am Read More