Tagged: San Marino

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

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

San Marino City Council Extends Moratorium

San Marino City Council extended a moratorium prohibiting the approval of any type of permit to develop on specific properties that are unclear as to whether it is commercial or residential. The moratorium is in place for up to one year, but council directed staff to get it done in six months. 5:59 pm Read More


PICTURED ABOVE, left to right, are, FRONT ROW: Cider Canon, Tyler Giddings, Jason Tricarico, Kyle Yu and William Velayos. MIDDLE ROW: Russell Chung, Mathias Olson, Owen Grannis, Clay Cribs, Ethan Chan, Will Allen, Max Grizzell and Derek Montelongo. TOP ROW: Coaches Brett Canon, Chris Allen and Dan Giddings San Marino National Little League’s 9 & 10-year-old All-Stars defeated East Altadena 13-9, finishing the tournament undefeated to win the District 17 championship. 5:38 pm Read More

San Marino Sponsors 13 Republic of San Marino Special Olympics Athletes

The San Marino City Council is sponsoring all 13 athletes participating in the Special Olympics from the Republic of San Marino. The cost for each athlete is $250, which covers the cost of room, board and entertainment while they stay in the host town. The council originally budgeted $2,500 in the council hospitality account, but increased it to $3,250 total to cover these costs at the July 8 city council meeting.   5:35 pm Read More

San Marino Planning Commission Grants Bellwood Appeal

The San Marino Design Review Committee barely approved the 1565 Bellwood project with a 3-2 vote on May 20, and neighbors were not happy about the decision. A small group of neighbors appealed the proposed plans to the city’s Planning Commission, who took up the case on June 25. 8:48 am Read More

Coyotes Sightings Are Increasing

People aren’t the only ones being affected by the drought in California. Coyotes are too. With the mountains drying up, the coyotes are looking to other sources for food and water. 12:08 pm 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. 9:19 am 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. 9:50 am Read More