Monthly Archives: March, 2019

Blessing In Disguise

Next week, Raye Cheng will acknowledge a very important anniversary in his life, but it’s doubtful he will be cutting cake or opening gifts...

Fire, Police, Emergency Management Discuss Fiscal Year 20 Budget

The San Marino City Council held at special meeting Wednesday, March 27, in the Crowell Public Library’s Barth Community Room to discuss fiscal year...

To the Heart Of the Matter

Give Jacob Chon full marks for having a healthy sense of cynicism.  Chon, a junior at San Marino High School, received an assignment in his...

Seven From San Marino Named to Honor Choir

Seven students from San Marino High School recently performed with over 400 singers in one of four choirs in the California Choral Directors Association,...

Spikers Go Distance To Get League Wins Over Spartans, Tigers

Volleyball matches that extend to the maximum of five sets typically favor the more experienced team, but San Marino High School’s boys’ varsity squad...

Titanium Robotics At 2nd Major Competition

Each year, Titanium Robotics participates in the ever-changing FIRST Robotics Competition. This year’s game is Destination: Deep Space, which consists of three main scoring...

SMHS Still Looking For Football Coach

A first round of applications and interviews failed to result in uncovering a successor for San Marino High School head football Coach Mike Hobbie, who in...

Sixteen Honored At Founder’s Day

The San Marino PTA Council’s 89th annual Founder’s Day awards ceremony was held last week in the Kenneth F. White Auditorium at Huntington Middle School. Co-Chairs Darbin Chan and Belinda Hwang led the community in honoring and celebrating the district’s 16 Honorary Service Award recipients, who were selected from each school site as well as at the Council level. This year’s theme, “Above and Beyond,” acknowledged the time, effort and tremendous dedication the volunteers have given to their schools and community in doing just that: going “Above and Beyond.” Honorees included Lauren Shen, Jennifer Park and Jane Chon at Carver Elementary: Ellen Tsang, Michiko Lee and Zarana Patel from Valentine Elementary: Brent Bilvado, Jenny Yessaian and Rob Miller at Huntington Middle School: Ann Boutin, Helen Kim Spitzer and Eve Estrada at San Marino High School, and Lisa Wang for the PTA Council. Yvonne Chen was given the Continuing Service Award by the PTA Council, Nam Jack received the prestigious Golden Oak Award and Ruben Hernandez earned the Very Special Person Award.

SMPD Lauded, Starbucks CUP Discussed at Council Mtg.

The San Marino City Council meeting March 13 at City Hall featured presentations of awards to the San Marino Police Department (SMPD) and the...

Harrington On Cutting Edge of Brain Science

Huntington Medical Research Institutes is just a few miles from San Marino, but studies conducted there are likely to have worldwide implications, if they haven’t already. On Tuesday evening, Dr. Michael Harrington, Director of Neurosciences at HMRI, provided members of San Marino City Club with an update on his group’s forays into finding cures for Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and migraine headaches, which he pronounces “me-grains” in his delightful native Scottish dialect. “Migraines are more abundant than every other affliction added together, and we don’t know why,” Harrington told a large audience in the San Marino Center. “Thirty-five to forty million Americans suffer from them and it is now ranked as the fifth most debilitating condition in the world for females. And they are much more prevalent in females.” A key, Harrington said, has been found in the way the human brain regulates sodium. “The brain is constantly regulating sodium and the sodium levels fluctuate in everyone’s brain, but in the brains of migraine sufferers it fluctuates wildly,”...
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