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First published in the Oct. 14 print issue of the San Marino Tribune.

Seven of San Marino’s detectives and officers recently made their way into a crowd of Southwestern students buzzing with excitement to welcome them on National Coffee With a Cop Day.
Not only were iced coffees lined up ready for student government to distribute to their guests, the San Marino Police Department, but fresh, sugary donuts were also served.
All across the quad, students and members of the SMPD were bustling with conversation. Several students were even treated to a lesson on the different tools officers carry.
Cpl. Wong demonstrated and explained how to use a Taser, pepper spray, baton and hand cuffs, answering any questions students had. Students also watched a video of Officer Lopez during training, showing students how painful Tasers and pepper sprays can actually be.
“Thank you to Detectives Cordischi, Hernandez and Golden, Officers Peña, Lopez, Liev and Cpl. Wong for visiting and enjoying some very well-deserved treats,” the school said in a statement. “Southwestern Academy is grateful to the wonderful San Marino Police Department for keeping our community safe. Southwestern Academy is excited to see them again next year!”

First published in the Oct. 14 print issue of the San Marino Tribune.

Los Angeles County’s largest nonprofit health systems with hospitals, clinics and facilities region wide recently announced the newest campaign for their “BetterTogether” coalition.
The mission is to convince Angelenos to put health first and access care when needed. The new public service educational campaign features everyday “patient heroes” with the theme: “Get back to your doctor. Your health. Your joy. Because we love a healthy L.A.”

First published in the Oct. 14 print issue of the San Marino Tribune.

The Pasadena Symphony opens its 93rd season with Beethoven Symphony No. 7 on Saturday, Oct. 16, at Ambassador Auditorium. There will be matinee and evening performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively.
Acclaimed conductor Joseph Young, who serves as music director of the Berkeley Symphony among other major posts across the U.S., will kick off the 2021-22 Symphony Series as one of seven artistic partners leading the orchestra this season.

First published in the Oct. 14 print issue of the San Marino Tribune.

Officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of Huntingtin Drive on Monday, Oct. 4, regarding a fraud investigation. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the reporting party, who said that the suspect was attempting to gain access to the victim’s bank account by using a fraudulent identification card. The suspect was issued an own recognizance citation and was released at the scene.

Harry Morehouse Gage passed away on September 17, 2021, in Pasadena, survived by his wife of sixty-eight years, Barbara Jules Gage, daughter Sarah Gage and son Jonathan Gage, and two grandchildren.
He was born on October 6, 1927, in Clearwater, California, the son of Mary Mitchell Gage, MD, and Howard Park Gage, a Presbyterian minister.
He served during World War II in the Navy V12 flight officer training program, attending the Montana School of Mines and Colorado College, and after the conclusion of the war, graduated from Occidental College. He then graduated from Harvard Business School. He pursued a career in banking, culminating in the presidency of Pasadena First National Bank, and then as a consultant.

William (Bill) Holman Hurt, born March 29, 1927, aged 94, passed away peacefully at his San Marino, California home on September 2, 2021.
Born and raised on the South Side of L.A., he chose to graduate early from L.A. High School to get a year of college under his belt before joining the U.S. Navy. He later earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, graduating magna cum laude in 1949. After graduating Harvard University with an M.B.A. in 1951, Hurt headed back to Los Angeles to start his investing career at Dean Witter & Company; he served for 20 years in several roles, including executive vice president for marketing and research, and head of institutional and retail sales. “I was a cage rattler,” he noted.

Alyce Virginia (Apoyan) Doney was born on November 20, 1923, to Misak and Esther Apoyan in Oak Park, Illinois.
Raised as the youngest of three girls, Alyce had a magical childhood between growing up in Oak Park and summers spent at Tower Lakes. As Alyce was an excellent student, she was able to skip third grade and free to spend much of her childhood dancing and singing. These passions continued throughout her time at the University of Illinois where she was a part of the Illini Union Department of Dance and University Chorus. She was also president of her sorority, Phi Mu, and a member of both the Spanish and French club. 

Ronald McDonald House Pasadena will host its 17th annual Shine Gala: Moonlight Oasis on Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Annandale Golf Club to celebrate strength and raise funds to support children and families as they heal.
The local organization provides a home-away-from-home to keep families with critically ill children close to each other and their needed medical care. Since opening on Valentine’s Day in 2004, the House has served more than 24,000 children and their families.

First published in the Sept. 30 print issue of the San Marino Tribune.

Titanium Robotics has been hard at work, having spent the last week attending school events and redesigning a new T-shirt cannon in their second week of work sessions.
The engineering side of the Titanium Robotics team was crucial in this week’s series of work sessions as they started designing a new and improved T-shirt cannon. Mechanical and electrical teams joined forces as strategy captain Samuel Trisnadi and electrical captain Anderson Su “designed the prototype magazine system that would hold the T-shirts,” Anderson said.