David Foley II With great sadness, we announce the untimely passing of David Foley II on November 13, 2021. David had a once in a lifetime mind, with an extraordinary talent for creating. Please join us at a memorial to celebrate his life at an outdoor reception in San Marino. The family welcomes all who knew David and asks that you please text Margaret at 626-616-2381 for details.

First published in the Nov. 4 print issue of the San Marino Tribune. In a first of its kind joint meeting, the San Marino City Club and the Rotary Club of San Marino are partnering to host the 2022 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Queen and Royal Court at a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 16.The event will be held in the San Marino Center with a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner following at 6:30 p.m.

First published in the Nov. 4 print issue of the San Marino Tribune. Robert Kohorst, a longtime area resident, will be honored with the top award at the Boy Scouts Greater Los Angeles Area Council’s Good Character Gala this coming Wednesday evening, Nov. 10.The virtual fundraiser preshow begins at 6:30 p.m.; the hourlong gala starts at 7 p.m.

First published in the Nov. 4 print issue of the San Marino Tribune. By Dia DuVernetPresident/CEOPasadena Humane Pasadena Humane has been providing compassion and care for abused and neglected animals in our community for nearly 120 years.Over the course of our history, we have continually evolved to follow best practices in meeting the needs of all animals, not just those who find their way to our shelter.

First published in the Nov. 4 print issue of the San Marino Tribune. Photos courtesy San Marino Garden Club Lou Quismorio at work creating the fall table arrangement. The members and guests of the San Marino Garden Club recently held its first meeting of the year and were happy to be together and meeting in person, finally, after 18 months of holding events online.Club members were also able to create a festive fall arrangement with the guidance of Lou Quismorio, the Flowerman owner.

First published in the Nov. 4 print issue of the San Marino Tribune. With San Marino Area Chapter of National Charity League’s ball season underway, the class of 2026 recently hosted incoming Debutante Ball parents for a special evening. At the event at the San Marino home of Richard and Sean Lord, parents of girls being presented from the classes of 2020 and 2021 enjoyed an outdoor, Italian-themed dinner and brushed up on their ballroom dancing skills. Twenty-four young women will be presented at the upcoming annual Debutante Ball on Wednesday, Dec. 22, at the Millennium Biltmore in Los Angeles.  The chapter, which is in its 61st year, fosters mother-daughter relationships while upholding a commitment to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. The chapter helps support 20 local philanthropies and provides scholarships to underprivileged female high school seniors.For information about membership, contact Shannon Snaer at

First published in the Nov. 4 print issue of the San Marino Tribune. By Skip Ober MillerSpecial to the Tribune On the last visit to my hometown in Illinois, I participated in the historical society’s first ever “cemetery walk.” As we trekked from grave to grave, several residents — ­many in period costumes — stood in front of family headstones and shared stories of their ancestors’ lives.It was moving to hear tales of early founders and important members of the community. We heard stories of our entrepreneurs, some who made canny decisions, and several who served valiantly in wars from the Civil War, World War I and World War II. We were especially moved by the life of a 21-year-old nurse who succumbed to typhoid fever while caring for a patient in 1923.

The Pasadena Symphony continues its 2021-22 season with “Rhapsody in Blue” on Saturday, Nov. 13, at Pasadena’s Ambassador Auditorium with both matinee and evening performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively.Concertgoers will experience the music that defined the American sound with iconic works by Gershwin and Dvořák. The Gilmore Young Artist Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner will perform Gershwin’s jazz-age masterpiece, and audiences will be treated with one of the most popular symphonies of all time, Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, “New World” — a tribute to the American spirit.

USC Trojan Affiliates, a philanthropic and social women’s group, of the University of Southern California invites alumni and friends to attend their upcoming Holiday Boutique and meeting on Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Altadena Town and Country Club at 2290 Country Club Drive.The social, no host bar and boutique runs from 4-7 p.m. with a dinner and a meeting starting at 7 p.m.

First published in the Oct. 28 print issue of the San Marino Tribune. Soroptimist International of San Marino, Alhambra and San Gabriel is currently taking applications for women who are eligible to apply for its Live Your Dream education and training cash awards.The process begins at the club level, where monetary awards are presented in descending order, depending on the number of awards dispensed. The amount of the first award would be no less than $1,000. The first award recipient will become eligible to receive a more substantial region-level cash award. If she is chosen by the judges as an award recipient, she would receive no less than $3,000. If she is a first-place winner at the region level, she will advance to the federation level for consideration.