San Marino News, CA Local News http://feed.informer.com/digests/NKCTHVNXET/feeder San Marino News, CA Local News Respective post owners and feed distributors Sun, 20 Sep 2020 07:54:55 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ San Marino man accused of intentionally driving truck into Black Lives Matters protest freed on $10-million bond https://ktla.com/news/local-news/san-marino-man-accused-of-intentionally-driving-truck-into-black-lives-matters-protest-freed-on-10-million-bond/ san marino | KTLA urn:uuid:9c2354a4-1e2b-8c61-8379-435e671a75e1 Fri, 06 Nov 2020 19:30:10 +0000 A San Marino man accused of intentionally driving a truck into a crowd of Pasadena Black Lives Matter protesters and charged with conspiring to violate firearms laws will be released after his parents put up a $10-million property bond and he surrendered his stock of firearms, authorities said. U.S. Dist. Court Judge Stephen V. Wilson [...] <p>A San Marino man accused of intentionally driving a truck into a crowd of Pasadena Black Lives Matter protesters and charged with conspiring to violate firearms laws will be released after his parents put up a $10-million property bond and he surrendered his stock of firearms, authorities said.</p> <p>U.S. Dist. Court Judge Stephen V. Wilson signed an order that Benjamin Jong Ren Hung, who is&nbsp;<a href="https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-09-23/san-marino-man-accused-of-attacking-protestors-charged-with-illegally-obtaining-and-transporting-firearms" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">accused of collecting weapons and building a training camp for civil disorder</a>, will be placed on electronic monitoring and subject to drug testing after his release once federal authorities take control of the bond and an array of firearms discovered at his homes in San Marino and Lodi.</p> <p>Hung drove a Dodge Ram truck flying three large flags related to right-wing extremist groups — a “Thin Blue Line” flag, a Gadsden “Don’t Tread on Me” yellow flag, and an original 13 states “Betsy Ross” American flag — into the crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in the Old Pasadena shopping district in May, prosecutors said.</p> <p>In court documents, federal prosecutors have shown Hung’s ties to anti-government extremists and his discussions about targeting Black Lives Matters protesters. Hung’s family owns a winery in Lodi and a recreation vehicle park in Oregon. Records showed Hung was still in the federal detention center in downtown Los Angeles on Friday morning.</p> <p><em>Read the full story on <a href="https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-11-06/san-marino-man-accused-of-driving-truck-into-black-lives-matters-protest-to-be-free-on-10-million-bond" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">LATimes.com</a>.</em></p> Take a peek into the Huntington Library’s expanded Chinese Garden https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/10/24/take-a-peek-into-the-huntington-librarys-expanded-chinese-garden/ San Marino – Pasadena Star News urn:uuid:10ea86fe-c80f-3622-7fe7-1a2eb2c45ec5 Sat, 24 Oct 2020 11:08:11 +0000 See photos of the dramatic rocks, miniature trees, and authentic Chinese architecture that highlight this 15-acre section of the world-famous research institute. <p>Jagged rock formations and miniature potted trees accent the newly expanded Chinese Garden at the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.</p> <p>The garden occupies 15 acres on the 207-acre grounds of the Huntington, a research institution in an upscale residential neighborhood of San Marino.</p> <p>The Huntington opened 11.5 of those acres to the public for the first time this month after declaring its third and final phase of construction complete.</p> <p>Susan Holman of Pasadena called the expansion fabulous. She and two friends enjoyed the variety within the garden.</p> <p>&#8220;It ties in so beautifully with what&#8217;s been here for years,&#8221; she said. &#8220;To have this huge, huge space that&#8217;s been transformed over the last 20 years is just extraordinary.&#8221;</p> <p>The garden is much more than a collection of plants, according to curator Philip Bloom. It is history and poetry and art.</p> <p>Here&#8217;s what visitors can expect.</p> <p><strong>A glimpse of the past</strong></p> <p>The Chinese Garden is also called the Garden of Flowing Fragrance, or Liu Fang Yuan. It is modeled after gardens created during the Ming Dynasty in the city of Sozhou, a city near Shanghai in eastern China.</p> <p>New sections of the garden expand it beyond the 3.5-acre lake that opened in 2008. A mosaic pathway leads from the lake up a ridge to a series of courtyards on the west.</p> <p>To the north is new museum space in buildings modeled after the Ming Dynasty, which lasted from the 14th to the 17th century.</p> <p>The expansion, like earlier phases of construction, was a collaboration between local workers and architects and artisans from China.</p> <p><strong>Big rocks and small trees</strong></p> <p>The section west of the lake is called Verdant Microcosm. It is decorated with limestone rocks imported from the bed of a lake near Suzhou. Small rocks accent pathways through the garden. Larger rocks are positioned like sculptures and some feature reproductions of Chinese calligraphy.</p> <p>In contrast to the rocks, miniature potted trees are on display throughout the courtyard. They are called penjing and are similar to Japanese bonsai.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Dramatic views</strong></p> <p>The high point of the expansion, literally, is the Stargazing Tower, a north-facing pavilion that looks down at the lake and up at the San Gabriel Mountains. It is named for its view of the Mount Wilson Observatory, not for the ability to see stars because the Huntington isn&#8217;t open at night.</p> <p><strong>Room for the arts</strong></p> <p>To the north of the lake is a reproduction of a Ming Dynasty art studio, an art gallery and a restaurant with counter service. Due to the <a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/tag/coronavirus/">novel coronavirus pandemic</a>, the interior spaces aren&#8217;t expected to open until May 2021.</p> <p><strong>More to come</strong></p> <p>Bloom anticipates art exhibitions, monthly horticulture lectures, and concerts in the garden when pandemic restrictions ease.</p> <p>Admittance to the Huntington is currently limited to guests who make advance reservations online and submit to a temperature check on arrival.</p> <p>The Huntington is known for <a href="https://www.sgvtribune.com/2017/06/30/9-must-see-things-at-the-huntington-library-in-san-marino/">many other things</a>, including the early 20th century <a href="https://www.dailynews.com/2013/09/19/the-huntington-library-takes-a-look-at-the-past-present-and-future-of-its-japanese-garden-in-new-book/">Japanese Garden</a> south of the Chinese Garden.</p> <p>There are also several other gardens; a <a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2019/09/11/henry-huntingtons-audacious-library-at-100/">world-famous research center</a> with a collection of rare books and manuscripts; and an art collection that includes <a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/10/02/why-has-the-blue-boy-painting-endured-as-a-cultural-icon/">&#8220;The Blue Boy,&#8221; an 18th century painting by Thomas Gainsborough</a> that has undergone a years-long restoration and is back on the wall in the Huntington mansion, waiting for visitors to return.</p> <p>Only the grounds, a gift shop and cafeteria are currently open.</p> <p><strong>If you go</strong></p> <p><strong>Where:</strong> 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino</p> <p><strong>Hours:</strong> 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Monday; closed Tuesday</p> <p><strong>Admission:</strong> $25-$29 for non-members; $21-$24 for seniors, military and students; $13 for youth age 4-11</p> <p><strong>Reservations:</strong> <a href="https://www.huntington.org/">huntington.org</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Take a peek into the Huntington Library’s expanded Chinese Garden https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/10/24/take-a-peek-into-the-huntington-librarys-expanded-chinese-garden/ San Marino – Daily Breeze urn:uuid:b1e2bb60-e985-cc56-b39a-80b408fbf860 Sat, 24 Oct 2020 11:08:08 +0000 See photos of the dramatic rocks, miniature trees, and authentic Chinese architecture that highlight this 15-acre section of the world-famous research institute. <p>Jagged rock formations and miniature potted trees accent the newly expanded Chinese Garden at the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.</p> <p>The garden occupies 15 acres on the 207-acre grounds of the Huntington, a research institution in an upscale residential neighborhood of San Marino.</p> <p>The Huntington opened 11.5 of those acres to the public for the first time this month after declaring its third and final phase of construction complete.</p> <p>Susan Holman of Pasadena called the expansion fabulous. She and two friends enjoyed the variety within the garden.</p> <p>&#8220;It ties in so beautifully with what&#8217;s been here for years,&#8221; she said. &#8220;To have this huge, huge space that&#8217;s been transformed over the last 20 years is just extraordinary.&#8221;</p> <p>The garden is much more than a collection of plants, according to curator Philip Bloom. It is history and poetry and art.</p> <p>Here&#8217;s what visitors can expect.</p> <p><strong>A glimpse of the past</strong></p> <p>The Chinese Garden is also called the Garden of Flowing Fragrance, or Liu Fang Yuan. It is modeled after gardens created during the Ming Dynasty in the city of Sozhou, a city near Shanghai in eastern China.</p> <p>New sections of the garden expand it beyond the 3.5-acre lake that opened in 2008. A mosaic pathway leads from the lake up a ridge to a series of courtyards on the west.</p> <p>To the north is new museum space in buildings modeled after the Ming Dynasty, which lasted from the 14th to the 17th century.</p> <p>The expansion, like earlier phases of construction, was a collaboration between local workers and architects and artisans from China.</p> <p><strong>Big rocks and small trees</strong></p> <p>The section west of the lake is called Verdant Microcosm. It is decorated with limestone rocks imported from the bed of a lake near Suzhou. Small rocks accent pathways through the garden. Larger rocks are positioned like sculptures and some feature reproductions of Chinese calligraphy.</p> <p>In contrast to the rocks, miniature potted trees are on display throughout the courtyard. They are called penjing and are similar to Japanese bonsai.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Dramatic views</strong></p> <p>The high point of the expansion, literally, is the Stargazing Tower, a north-facing pavilion that looks down at the lake and up at the San Gabriel Mountains. It is named for its view of the Mount Wilson Observatory, not for the ability to see stars because the Huntington isn&#8217;t open at night.</p> <p><strong>Room for the arts</strong></p> <p>To the north of the lake is a reproduction of a Ming Dynasty art studio, an art gallery and a restaurant with counter service. Due to the <a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/tag/coronavirus/">novel coronavirus pandemic</a>, the interior spaces aren&#8217;t expected to open until May 2021.</p> <p><strong>More to come</strong></p> <p>Bloom anticipates art exhibitions, monthly horticulture lectures, and concerts in the garden when pandemic restrictions ease.</p> <p>Admittance to the Huntington is currently limited to guests who make advance reservations online and submit to a temperature check on arrival.</p> <p>The Huntington is known for <a href="https://www.sgvtribune.com/2017/06/30/9-must-see-things-at-the-huntington-library-in-san-marino/">many other things</a>, including the early 20th century <a href="https://www.dailynews.com/2013/09/19/the-huntington-library-takes-a-look-at-the-past-present-and-future-of-its-japanese-garden-in-new-book/">Japanese Garden</a> south of the Chinese Garden.</p> <p>There are also several other gardens; a <a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2019/09/11/henry-huntingtons-audacious-library-at-100/">world-famous research center</a> with a collection of rare books and manuscripts; and an art collection that includes <a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/10/02/why-has-the-blue-boy-painting-endured-as-a-cultural-icon/">&#8220;The Blue Boy,&#8221; an 18th century painting by Thomas Gainsborough</a> that has undergone a years-long restoration and is back on the wall in the Huntington mansion, waiting for visitors to return.</p> <p>Only the grounds, a gift shop and cafeteria are currently open.</p> <p><strong>If you go</strong></p> <p><strong>Where:</strong> 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino</p> <p><strong>Hours:</strong> 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Monday; closed Tuesday</p> <p><strong>Admission:</strong> $25-$29 for non-members; $21-$24 for seniors, military and students; $13 for youth age 4-11</p> <p><strong>Reservations:</strong> <a href="https://www.huntington.org/">huntington.org</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> No bail for San Marino man accused of driving truck into crowd of Pasadena protesters https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/09/28/man-accused-of-driving-truck-into-crowd-of-pasadena-protesters-wants-to-await-trial-at-home-in-san-marino/ San Marino – Pasadena Star News urn:uuid:c5a882d9-72d4-7f4e-c0c6-6bfb15b554c1 Mon, 28 Sep 2020 13:40:19 +0000 A San Gabriel Valley man accused of driving a truck loaded with weapons into a crowd of peaceful demonstrators in Old Town Pasadena is expected to ask a federal judge Monday to be allowed to await trial from home. <p>LOS ANGELES — A San Gabriel Valley man accused of driving a truck loaded with weapons into a crowd of peaceful demonstrators in Old Town Pasadena will remain behind bars to await trial, a federal judge ruled Monday.</p> <p>Benjamin Jong Ren Hung presents a danger to the community and no combination of conditions could be ordered to ensure he would not be a potential threat to others, U.S. Magistrate Judge Patricia Donahue determined.</p> <p>Hung, 28, of San Marino, is charged with one count of conspiracy to transport firearms across state lines and to make a false statement in acquisition of firearms.</p> <p><strong>RELATED STORY:</strong> <a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/05/31/pasadena-has-a-pre-protest-to-its-protest-of-george-floyd-death/">Pasadena protesters stage march, candlelight vigil to mark George Floyd’s death</a></p> <p><strong>RELATED STORY:</strong> <a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/05/31/driver-seen-speeding-away-from-demonstration-with-protester-on-hood-in-pasadena-arrested/">Driver seen speeding away from demonstration with protester on hood in Pasadena</a></p> <p>Hung drove his white Dodge Ram — adorned with flags associated with far-right extremist groups — at the crowd of about 150 protesters who had been chanting, &#8220;Black lives matter here&#8221; on May 31, federal agents allege in a complaint filed in Los Angeles federal court.</p> <p>The demonstrators scattered as the truck accelerated toward them, and no injuries were reported in the incident.</p> <figure id="attachment_2934546" class="wp-caption aligncenter size-article_inline"><a href="https://scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/benjamin-hung-01.jpg"><img class=" lazyautosizes lazyload" src="https://i1.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/benjamin-hung-01.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" width="662" data-sizes="auto" data-src="https://i1.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/benjamin-hung-01.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" data-srcset="https://i1.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/benjamin-hung-01.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 620w,https://i1.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/benjamin-hung-01.jpg?fit=780%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 780w,https://i1.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/benjamin-hung-01.jpg?fit=810%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 810w,https://i1.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/benjamin-hung-01.jpg?fit=1280%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 1280w,https://i1.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/benjamin-hung-01.jpg?fit=1860%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 1860w" /></a><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">Authorities seized a large cache of weapons and ammunition allegedly belonging to Benjamin Jong Ren Hung of San Marino, who is charged with driving a pickup truck into a group a protesters on May 31, 2020, in Old Town Pasadena. (Photo courtesy of US District Court for Central California)</figcaption></figure> <p>At his initial court appearance last week, Hung was ordered detained pending the detention hearing Monday to determine his bail status. Hung&#8217;s arraignment is scheduled for Oct. 15, and a trial date has not yet been set.</p> <p>According to bystander video and witness interviews, Hung&#8217;s truck bore an Oregon license plate that read, &#8220;WAR R1G,&#8221; prosecutors said. It was also modified with an elevated suspension, large tires, and an enhanced exhaust pipe, which expelled a large plume of black smoke as it accelerated into the crowd, the complaint states.</p> <p>At the time of the incident, the truck was also flying three large flags: a &#8220;Thin Blue Line&#8221; flag, a Gadsden &#8220;Don&#8217;t Tread on Me&#8221; yellow flag, and an original 13 states &#8220;Betsy Ross&#8221; American flag, prosecutors said.</p> <p>During a search of the vehicle, police found a loaded semiautomatic handgun, multiple high-capacity magazines loaded with ammunition, an 18-inch machete, $3,200 in cash, a long metal pipe and a megaphone, the complaint states.</p> <figure id="attachment_2934548" class="wp-caption aligncenter size-article_inline"><a href="https://scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/PAS-Z-TRUCK-ATTACK.jpg"><img class=" lazyautosizes lazyload" src="https://i2.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/PAS-Z-TRUCK-ATTACK.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" width="1133" data-sizes="auto" data-src="https://i2.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/PAS-Z-TRUCK-ATTACK.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" data-srcset="https://i2.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/PAS-Z-TRUCK-ATTACK.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 620w,https://i2.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/PAS-Z-TRUCK-ATTACK.jpg?fit=780%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 780w,https://i2.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/PAS-Z-TRUCK-ATTACK.jpg?fit=810%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 810w,https://i2.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/PAS-Z-TRUCK-ATTACK.jpg?fit=1280%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 1280w,https://i2.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/PAS-Z-TRUCK-ATTACK.jpg?fit=1860%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 1860w" /></a><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">Smoke is seen coming from a pickup truck that allegedly drove into the crowd during a Black Lives Matter protest on May 31, 2020, in Old Town Pasadena. The truck&#8217;s owner, San Marino resident Benjamin Jong Ren Hung, 28, faces federal charges of conspiracy to transport firearms across state lines and making a false statement in acquisition of firearms. The vehicle allegedly contained a loaded gun and multiple high-capacity magazines of ammunition. (Image from KTLA5 video)</figcaption></figure> <p>Prosecutors allege Hung used his family&#8217;s vineyard in Lodi as a tactical training camp and gun range &#8220;to prepare for civil disorders.&#8221;</p> <p>Hung and his associates &#8220;communicated regularly about his plans to stockpile firearms to prepare for civil disorders,&#8221; the complaint alleges. The messages appeared to escalate in early March at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, as the far-right movement began to propagate the theory that the virus was a hoax, the document states.</p> <p>One of Hung&#8217;s neighbors in San Marino described seeing the defendant on muliple occasions &#8220;wearing military-like camouflage, military fatigues, and carrying a gray tactical vest,&#8221; prosecutors said.</p> <p>Along with the vineyard — whose business name is 157 California Reserve Inc. — Hung&#8217;s parents own and operate an RV park in Bend, Oregon, according to the complaint.</p> <p>If convicted, Hung would face up to five years in federal prison.</p> <aside class="related left"><h2 class="widget-title" data-curated-ids="" data-relation-type="automatic-primary-tag">Related Articles</h2><ul><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/09/24/da-wont-file-case-against-reporter-arrested-by-deputies/" title="DA won&#8217;t file case against reporter arrested by LA sheriff&#8217;s deputies"> <span class="dfm-title"> DA won&#8217;t file case against reporter arrested by LA sheriff&#8217;s deputies </span> </a> </li><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/09/23/nba-wnba-players-dismayed-by-lack-of-charges-in-breonna-taylor-case/" title="NBA, WNBA players dismayed by lack of charges in Breonna Taylor case"> <span class="dfm-title"> NBA, WNBA players dismayed by lack of charges in Breonna Taylor case </span> </a> </li><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/09/23/bond-set-at-15000-for-officer-criminally-charged-in-shooting-death-of-breonna-taylor/" title="Officer charged in Breonna Taylor case — but not for her death"> <span class="dfm-title"> Officer charged in Breonna Taylor case — but not for her death </span> </a> </li><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/09/23/lebron-james-rebuts-sheriff-alex-villanuevas-claim-that-sports-figures-fan-flames-of-hatred/" title="LeBron James rebuts Sheriff Alex Villanueva&#8217;s claim that sports figures fan &#8216;flames of hatred’"> <span class="dfm-title"> LeBron James rebuts Sheriff Alex Villanueva&#8217;s claim that sports figures fan &#8216;flames of hatred’ </span> </a> </li><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/09/18/dijon-kizzee-familys-attorney-calls-deputy-shooting-an-execution/" title="Dijon Kizzee family&#8217;s attorney calls deputy shooting &#8216;an execution&#8217;"> <span class="dfm-title"> Dijon Kizzee family&#8217;s attorney calls deputy shooting &#8216;an execution&#8217; </span> </a> </li></ul></aside> No bail for San Marino man accused of driving truck into crowd of Pasadena protesters https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/09/28/man-accused-of-driving-truck-into-crowd-of-pasadena-protesters-wants-to-await-trial-at-home-in-san-marino/ San Marino – Daily Breeze urn:uuid:3616b214-6583-61e5-40bb-fd69c650e0c9 Mon, 28 Sep 2020 13:40:17 +0000 A San Gabriel Valley man accused of driving a truck loaded with weapons into a crowd of peaceful demonstrators in Old Town Pasadena is expected to ask a federal judge Monday to be allowed to await trial from home. <p>LOS ANGELES — A San Gabriel Valley man accused of driving a truck loaded with weapons into a crowd of peaceful demonstrators in Old Town Pasadena will remain behind bars to await trial, a federal judge ruled Monday.</p> <p>Benjamin Jong Ren Hung presents a danger to the community and no combination of conditions could be ordered to ensure he would not be a potential threat to others, U.S. Magistrate Judge Patricia Donahue determined.</p> <p>Hung, 28, of San Marino, is charged with one count of conspiracy to transport firearms across state lines and to make a false statement in acquisition of firearms.</p> <p><strong>RELATED STORY:</strong> <a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/05/31/pasadena-has-a-pre-protest-to-its-protest-of-george-floyd-death/">Pasadena protesters stage march, candlelight vigil to mark George Floyd’s death</a></p> <p><strong>RELATED STORY:</strong> <a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/05/31/driver-seen-speeding-away-from-demonstration-with-protester-on-hood-in-pasadena-arrested/">Driver seen speeding away from demonstration with protester on hood in Pasadena</a></p> <p>Hung drove his white Dodge Ram — adorned with flags associated with far-right extremist groups — at the crowd of about 150 protesters who had been chanting, &#8220;Black lives matter here&#8221; on May 31, federal agents allege in a complaint filed in Los Angeles federal court.</p> <p>The demonstrators scattered as the truck accelerated toward them, and no injuries were reported in the incident.</p> <figure id="attachment_2934546" class="wp-caption aligncenter size-article_inline"><a href="https://scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/benjamin-hung-01.jpg"><img class=" lazyautosizes lazyload" src="https://i1.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/benjamin-hung-01.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" width="662" data-sizes="auto" data-src="https://i1.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/benjamin-hung-01.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" data-srcset="https://i1.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/benjamin-hung-01.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 620w,https://i1.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/benjamin-hung-01.jpg?fit=780%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 780w,https://i1.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/benjamin-hung-01.jpg?fit=810%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 810w,https://i1.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/benjamin-hung-01.jpg?fit=1280%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 1280w,https://i1.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/benjamin-hung-01.jpg?fit=1860%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 1860w" /></a><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">Authorities seized a large cache of weapons and ammunition allegedly belonging to Benjamin Jong Ren Hung of San Marino, who is charged with driving a pickup truck into a group a protesters on May 31, 2020, in Old Town Pasadena. (Photo courtesy of US District Court for Central California)</figcaption></figure> <p>At his initial court appearance last week, Hung was ordered detained pending the detention hearing Monday to determine his bail status. Hung&#8217;s arraignment is scheduled for Oct. 15, and a trial date has not yet been set.</p> <p>According to bystander video and witness interviews, Hung&#8217;s truck bore an Oregon license plate that read, &#8220;WAR R1G,&#8221; prosecutors said. It was also modified with an elevated suspension, large tires, and an enhanced exhaust pipe, which expelled a large plume of black smoke as it accelerated into the crowd, the complaint states.</p> <p>At the time of the incident, the truck was also flying three large flags: a &#8220;Thin Blue Line&#8221; flag, a Gadsden &#8220;Don&#8217;t Tread on Me&#8221; yellow flag, and an original 13 states &#8220;Betsy Ross&#8221; American flag, prosecutors said.</p> <p>During a search of the vehicle, police found a loaded semiautomatic handgun, multiple high-capacity magazines loaded with ammunition, an 18-inch machete, $3,200 in cash, a long metal pipe and a megaphone, the complaint states.</p> <figure id="attachment_2934548" class="wp-caption aligncenter size-article_inline"><a href="https://scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/PAS-Z-TRUCK-ATTACK.jpg"><img class=" lazyautosizes lazyload" src="https://i2.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/PAS-Z-TRUCK-ATTACK.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" width="1133" data-sizes="auto" data-src="https://i2.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/PAS-Z-TRUCK-ATTACK.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" data-srcset="https://i2.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/PAS-Z-TRUCK-ATTACK.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 620w,https://i2.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/PAS-Z-TRUCK-ATTACK.jpg?fit=780%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 780w,https://i2.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/PAS-Z-TRUCK-ATTACK.jpg?fit=810%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 810w,https://i2.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/PAS-Z-TRUCK-ATTACK.jpg?fit=1280%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 1280w,https://i2.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/PAS-Z-TRUCK-ATTACK.jpg?fit=1860%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 1860w" /></a><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">Smoke is seen coming from a pickup truck that allegedly drove into the crowd during a Black Lives Matter protest on May 31, 2020, in Old Town Pasadena. The truck&#8217;s owner, San Marino resident Benjamin Jong Ren Hung, 28, faces federal charges of conspiracy to transport firearms across state lines and making a false statement in acquisition of firearms. The vehicle allegedly contained a loaded gun and multiple high-capacity magazines of ammunition. (Image from KTLA5 video)</figcaption></figure> <p>Prosecutors allege Hung used his family&#8217;s vineyard in Lodi as a tactical training camp and gun range &#8220;to prepare for civil disorders.&#8221;</p> <p>Hung and his associates &#8220;communicated regularly about his plans to stockpile firearms to prepare for civil disorders,&#8221; the complaint alleges. The messages appeared to escalate in early March at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, as the far-right movement began to propagate the theory that the virus was a hoax, the document states.</p> <p>One of Hung&#8217;s neighbors in San Marino described seeing the defendant on muliple occasions &#8220;wearing military-like camouflage, military fatigues, and carrying a gray tactical vest,&#8221; prosecutors said.</p> <p>Along with the vineyard — whose business name is 157 California Reserve Inc. — Hung&#8217;s parents own and operate an RV park in Bend, Oregon, according to the complaint.</p> <p>If convicted, Hung would face up to five years in federal prison.</p> <aside class="related left"><h2 class="widget-title" data-curated-ids="" data-relation-type="automatic-primary-tag">Related Articles</h2><ul><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/09/24/da-wont-file-case-against-reporter-arrested-by-deputies/" title="DA won&#8217;t file case against reporter arrested by LA sheriff&#8217;s deputies"> <span class="dfm-title"> DA won&#8217;t file case against reporter arrested by LA sheriff&#8217;s deputies </span> </a> </li><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/09/24/kenosha-shooters-defense-portrays-teen-as-american-patriot/" title="Kenosha shooter&#8217;s defense portrays teen as &#8216;American patriot&#8217;"> <span class="dfm-title"> Kenosha shooter&#8217;s defense portrays teen as &#8216;American patriot&#8217; </span> </a> </li><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/09/23/nba-wnba-players-dismayed-by-lack-of-charges-in-breonna-taylor-case/" title="NBA, WNBA players dismayed by lack of charges in Breonna Taylor case"> <span class="dfm-title"> NBA, WNBA players dismayed by lack of charges in Breonna Taylor case </span> </a> </li><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/09/23/bond-set-at-15000-for-officer-criminally-charged-in-shooting-death-of-breonna-taylor/" title="Officer charged in Breonna Taylor case — but not for her death"> <span class="dfm-title"> Officer charged in Breonna Taylor case — but not for her death </span> </a> </li><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/09/23/lebron-james-rebuts-sheriff-alex-villanuevas-claim-that-sports-figures-fan-flames-of-hatred/" title="LeBron James rebuts Sheriff Alex Villanueva&#8217;s claim that sports figures fan &#8216;flames of hatred’"> <span class="dfm-title"> LeBron James rebuts Sheriff Alex Villanueva&#8217;s claim that sports figures fan &#8216;flames of hatred’ </span> </a> </li></ul></aside> Huntington Library acquires painting of 18th century British actress https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/09/23/huntington-library-acquires-painting-of-18th-century-british-actress/ San Marino – Pasadena Star News urn:uuid:0254f0dc-b799-cd30-28f1-e5e5835ed20a Thu, 24 Sep 2020 05:23:46 +0000 The Huntington also announced it has acquired works by British artists Alice Mary Chambers (1855-1920) and Madeline Green (1884-1947), and a set of screen prints by R.B. Kitaj (1932-2007), who, like Copley, was born in America and worked in England. <p>SAN MARINO &gt;&gt; The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced Wednesday, Sept. 23, that it has acquired a newly discovered painting by American-born artist John Singleton Copley depicting Mary Robinson, one of Britain&#8217;s most famous actresses of the late 18th century.</p> <p>The Huntington also announced it has acquired works by British artists Alice Mary Chambers (1855-1920) and Madeline Green (1884-1947), and a set of screen prints by R.B. Kitaj (1932-2007), who, like Copley, was born in America and worked in England.</p> <p>In addition, longtime Art Collectors&#8217; Council members Hannah and Russel Kully purchased as a promised gift for The Huntington a portrait by 19th century British artist and designer Edward Burne-Jones of the artist&#8217;s daughter, had been kept in the family since it was painted around 1888.</p> <p>The acquisitions were funded by The Huntington collectors&#8217; council at its annual meeting last month.</p> <p>&#8220;This year we cover 200 years of British art history and bridge the Atlantic, celebrating the interconnected web of American and British art,&#8221; said Christina Nielsen, director of the Art Museum at The Huntington.</p> <p>&#8220;In this group are masterpieces, rarities, works by underrecognized female artists and works that tie together different collection areas at The Huntington in intriguing ways,&#8221; she said. &#8220;Together, they amplify our collection&#8217;s strengths and further its reach into the 20th century, all thanks to the generosity of our Art Collectors&#8217; Council.&#8221;</p> <p>The painting of Robinson, completed in 1780, is a cabinet portrait that was perhaps commissioned by an admirer of the actress, who was also known for being the mistress of the Prince of Wales, later George IV.</p> <p>Lost for generations until it was sold in 1999 at auction as a French painting of an unknown sitter, the newly identified work portrays Robinson in her role as Oriana in George Farquhar&#8217;s comedy &#8220;The Inconstant; or The Way to Win Him,&#8221; which she performed on the London stage in the spring of 1780.</p> <p>In the course of the play, Robinson&#8217;s character engages in a series of ruses — dressing as a nun, feigning madness, and finally disguising herself as a pageboy — to win the heart of her love interest. The portrait of Robinson in a nun&#8217;s habit was painted several years after Copley, a leading portraitist in colonial America, moved from Boston to London to test his skills at the Royal Academy.</p> <p>Around the same time, the actress, then at the height of her career, also sat for four of Copley&#8217;s professional rivals — Sir Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough, George Romney and John Hoppner.</p> <p>Burne-Jones was among the most influential artists of his day, according to The Huntington. A friend and collaborator of William Morris, he was a designer of stained glass, decorated furniture and textiles as well as a painter associated with both the Pre-Raphaelites and the Aesthetic Movement.</p> <p>Hundreds of working drawings relating to his design accomplishments are held at The Huntington, as well as a popular installation in the Huntington Art Gallery, a two-story-high stained glass window that he designed for the Unitarian Chapel in Heywood, Lancashire, around 1898.</p> <p>The portrait of Burne-Jones&#8217; daughter, last owned by the sitter&#8217;s great-granddaughter, has never been exhibited or published. It will go on view in the Huntington Art Gallery alongside other works from the British Design Reform period.</p> Huntington Library acquires painting of 18th century British actress https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/09/23/huntington-library-acquires-painting-of-18th-century-british-actress/ San Marino – Daily Breeze urn:uuid:4ff6fef5-8832-f940-931c-ca5da109a8c6 Thu, 24 Sep 2020 05:23:44 +0000 The Huntington also announced it has acquired works by British artists Alice Mary Chambers (1855-1920) and Madeline Green (1884-1947), and a set of screen prints by R.B. Kitaj (1932-2007), who, like Copley, was born in America and worked in England. <p>SAN MARINO &gt;&gt; The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced Wednesday, Sept. 23, that it has acquired a newly discovered painting by American-born artist John Singleton Copley depicting Mary Robinson, one of Britain&#8217;s most famous actresses of the late 18th century.</p> <p>The Huntington also announced it has acquired works by British artists Alice Mary Chambers (1855-1920) and Madeline Green (1884-1947), and a set of screen prints by R.B. Kitaj (1932-2007), who, like Copley, was born in America and worked in England.</p> <p>In addition, longtime Art Collectors&#8217; Council members Hannah and Russel Kully purchased as a promised gift for The Huntington a portrait by 19th century British artist and designer Edward Burne-Jones of the artist&#8217;s daughter, had been kept in the family since it was painted around 1888.</p> <p>The acquisitions were funded by The Huntington collectors&#8217; council at its annual meeting last month.</p> <p>&#8220;This year we cover 200 years of British art history and bridge the Atlantic, celebrating the interconnected web of American and British art,&#8221; said Christina Nielsen, director of the Art Museum at The Huntington.</p> <p>&#8220;In this group are masterpieces, rarities, works by underrecognized female artists and works that tie together different collection areas at The Huntington in intriguing ways,&#8221; she said. &#8220;Together, they amplify our collection&#8217;s strengths and further its reach into the 20th century, all thanks to the generosity of our Art Collectors&#8217; Council.&#8221;</p> <p>The painting of Robinson, completed in 1780, is a cabinet portrait that was perhaps commissioned by an admirer of the actress, who was also known for being the mistress of the Prince of Wales, later George IV.</p> <p>Lost for generations until it was sold in 1999 at auction as a French painting of an unknown sitter, the newly identified work portrays Robinson in her role as Oriana in George Farquhar&#8217;s comedy &#8220;The Inconstant; or The Way to Win Him,&#8221; which she performed on the London stage in the spring of 1780.</p> <p>In the course of the play, Robinson&#8217;s character engages in a series of ruses — dressing as a nun, feigning madness, and finally disguising herself as a pageboy — to win the heart of her love interest. The portrait of Robinson in a nun&#8217;s habit was painted several years after Copley, a leading portraitist in colonial America, moved from Boston to London to test his skills at the Royal Academy.</p> <p>Around the same time, the actress, then at the height of her career, also sat for four of Copley&#8217;s professional rivals — Sir Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough, George Romney and John Hoppner.</p> <p>Burne-Jones was among the most influential artists of his day, according to The Huntington. A friend and collaborator of William Morris, he was a designer of stained glass, decorated furniture and textiles as well as a painter associated with both the Pre-Raphaelites and the Aesthetic Movement.</p> <p>Hundreds of working drawings relating to his design accomplishments are held at The Huntington, as well as a popular installation in the Huntington Art Gallery, a two-story-high stained glass window that he designed for the Unitarian Chapel in Heywood, Lancashire, around 1898.</p> <p>The portrait of Burne-Jones&#8217; daughter, last owned by the sitter&#8217;s great-granddaughter, has never been exhibited or published. It will go on view in the Huntington Art Gallery alongside other works from the British Design Reform period.</p> Man accused of driving pickup into crowd of demonstrators in Pasadena is arrested on firearms charges https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/09/23/man-accused-of-driving-pickup-into-crowd-of-demonstrators-in-pasadena-is-arrested-on-firearms-charges/ San Marino – Pasadena Star News urn:uuid:0cc607eb-901d-2c95-f31f-3a01494386d5 Wed, 23 Sep 2020 19:11:27 +0000 The May 31 protest was also marked by an incident in which a sedan driver drove through an intersection filled with protesters, and took off with a man still clinging to the hood. <p>A man who allegedly <a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/05/31/driver-seen-speeding-away-from-demonstration-with-protester-on-hood-in-pasadena-arrested/">drove his truck into a crowd of peaceful demonstrators on May 31 in Pasadena</a> was arrested Wednesday on a federal criminal complaint charging him with conspiring to violate firearms laws.</p> <p>Benjamin Jong Ren Hung, 28, of San Marino, is charged with one count of conspiracy to transport firearms across state lines and to make a false statement in acquisition of firearms.</p> <p>At his initial appearance Wednesday in Los Angeles federal court, Hung was ordered detained pending a hearing Monday to determine his bail status.</p> <p>Hung&#8217;s arraignment is scheduled for Oct. 15, according to the U.S. Attorney&#8217;s Office.</p> <p>According to an affidavit filed with the complaint, Pasadena Police Department officers arrested Hung on May 31 after the allegedly intentional attempted truck attack in Old Town Pasadena.</p> <p>The crowd scattered as the truck approached, and no injuries were reported in the incident, the affidavit states.</p> <p>During a search of Hung&#8217;s truck, police found a loaded semiautomatic handgun, multiple high-capacity magazines loaded with ammunition, an 18-inch machete, $3,200 in cash, a long metal pipe and a megaphone, according to the affidavit.</p> <p>Hung allegedly acquired the firearm from a friend who purchased it for him in Oregon and then transported it to California, prosecutors said.</p> <p>When the friend purchased the firearm, he falsely represented that he was the actual transferee of the gun, rather than Hung, the affidavit states.</p> <p>Hung and his friend then allegedly conspired to transport the firearm to California, where Hung kept it at his San Marino home prior to bringing it to the demonstration.</p> <p>The affidavit further alleges that in March, Hung purchased at least three additional firearms in Oregon and then transported them to California.</p> <p>Hung also allegedly amassed other firearms and tactical equipment from suppliers throughout the United States and used his family&#8217;s vineyard in Lodi, California as a training camp to prepare to engage in civil disorders, prosecutors said.</p> <p>If convicted, Hung would face up to five years in federal prison.</p> <p>The May 31 protest was also marked by an incident in which a sedan driver drove through an intersection filled with protesters, and took off with a man still clinging to the hood.  A man with a green sign was stuck on the hood until the driver stopped.</p> <aside class="related left"><h2 class="widget-title" data-curated-ids="" data-relation-type="automatic-primary-tag">Related Articles</h2><ul><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/09/15/18-arrested-as-part-of-fbi-investigation-into-illegal-ghost-gun-narcotics-sales/" title="18 arrested as part of FBI investigation into illegal ghost guns, narcotics sales"> <span class="dfm-title"> 18 arrested as part of FBI investigation into illegal ghost guns, narcotics sales </span> </a> </li><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/09/10/in-gun-case-against-da-jackie-laceys-husband-judge-denies-defense-motion/" title="In gun case against DA Jackie Lacey&#8217;s husband, judge denies defense motion"> <span class="dfm-title"> In gun case against DA Jackie Lacey&#8217;s husband, judge denies defense motion </span> </a> </li></ul></aside> Bicycle sales and repairs are skyrocketing, creating shortages and waiting lists https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/09/22/bicycle-sales-and-repairs-are-skyrocketing-creating-shortages-and-waiting-lists/ San Marino – Pasadena Star News urn:uuid:feae5d67-905d-e1cc-d166-c5792d57e78e Tue, 22 Sep 2020 08:31:17 +0000 Bikes are flying off the shelves. Bike shops are inundated with repair requests. Bicycling is seen as a safe, socially distancing activity during the coronavirus pandemic. But will it last? <p>On a recent July day, Andrew Yip dragged nine old bicycles from his garage and listed them for sale on a mobile platform called OfferUp.</p> <p>What was intended as a summer quarantine project lasted just six hours &#8212; the time it took to sell all nine to separate buyers. From college students to transplanted Europeans to a man who drove from Santa Clarita, the buyers came to his Hacienda Heights home almost immediately. All nine bicycles were gone before sundown.</p> <p>&#8220;It was amazing,&#8221; said Yip, a cycling enthusiast. &#8220;People came nonstop and picked up the bikes. All told me they were having a hard time finding bikes.&#8221;</p> <div class="article-slideshow"><button class="icon-close"></button><ul data-total="2"><li data-index="1"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="778" src="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/LDN-L-CHARGERS-0819-05-PB.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/LDN-L-CHARGERS-0819-05-PB.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/LDN-L-CHARGERS-0819-05-PB.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/LDN-L-CHARGERS-0819-05-PB.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/LDN-L-CHARGERS-0819-05-PB.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/LDN-L-CHARGERS-0819-05-PB.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">The Los Angeles Chargers’ Gabe Nabers (40) and Joshua Kelley (27) run drills during practice in Costa Mesa, CA on Tuesday, August 18, 2020. 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(Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) </p></div></li><li class="slideshow-ad-video" data-index="2"><div class="image-wrapper slideshow-ad-wrapper"><video id="ad-video-element" webkit-playsinline playsinline></video><div class="video-ad" id="adContainer"></div><div class="video-ad-controls"><div class="button volume-ad unmute-video" id="volumeAd"> Sound</div><div class="countdown">The gallery will resume in<span id="countdownTimer"></span>seconds</div></div></div></li></ul><div class="caption"><button class="caption-expand">Show Caption</button><div class="slideshow-credit"></div><div class="slide-count"><span class="current"></span> of <span class="total"></span></div><p class="slideshow-caption"></p><a href="#" class="icon-enlarge"><span>Expand</span></a></div></div> <p>In the <a href="https://www.dailybulletin.com/tag/coronavirus/">coronavirus</a> pandemic, bicycles are selling as quickly as <a href="https://www.dailybulletin.com/2020/04/07/thanks-to-coronavirus-toilet-paper-is-scarce-but-we-should-not-run-out/">toilet paper</a> did in the first weeks of the outbreak. And due to rocketing demand and supply chain disruptions, bicycles are now becoming as hard to find as Clorox wipes and jigsaw puzzles.</p> <aside class="related right"> <h2 class="widget-title">Coronavirus: 6 months later</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.dailybulletin.com/2020/09/18/more-uncertainty-looms-as-southern-california-marks-6-months-of-coronavirus-closures/">More uncertainty looms as Southern California marks 6 months of coronavirus closures</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.dailybulletin.com/2020/09/18/six-months-of-pandemic-photography-in-the-southern-california/">Six months of pandemic photography in Southern California</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.dailybulletin.com/2020/09/17/coronavirus-10-economic-questions-posed-by-the-pandemic/">Coronavirus: 10 economic questions posed by the pandemic</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.dailybulletin.com/2020/09/18/pandemic-timeline-in-southern-california-heres-how-it-all-happened/">Pandemic timeline in Southern California: Here’s how it all happened</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.dailybulletin.com/2020/09/19/pandemic-glossary-terms-that-became-part-of-our-daily-dialogue-in-the-past-6-months/">Pandemic glossary: Terms that became part of our daily dialogue in the past 6 months</a></li> </ul> </aside> <p>In the United States, cycling sales are through the roof. And the bike explosion is occurring throughout the world, especially in the Philippines, Italy and Great Britain.</p> <p>In April, U.S. sales of traditional bikes, indoor bikes, parts and other accessories grew a combined 75%, according to NPD Group, a national retail sales tracking firm. April sales as compared to April 2019 crested $1 billion &#8212; doubling the typical April number for the first time ever, said NPD.</p> <p>Bicycles were purchased for family use and neighborhood rides. NPD reported a 203% increased in year-over-year sales of basic adult bikes priced around $200, while sales of children&#8217;s bikes increased by 107%. As gyms and schools closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, more and more people cooped up during the pandemic took to bike riding as a socially distanced way to exercise.</p> <p>In June, bicycle aisles at big box stores such as Walmart and Target were empty, t<a href="https://apnews.com/39b3691b8e1ea3d74d1280a75e451a36#:~:text=PORTLAND%2C%20Maine%20(AP)%20%E2%80%94,bicycle%20sales%20unseen%20in%20decades">he Associated Press reported.</a> In mid-August, Yip went to the Target store in Rosemead and found the same thing: Zero bikes for sale.</p> <p>As lower-priced bikes became harder to find, more expensive bikes began selling.</p> <p>NPD noticed a shift to higher-end bikes selling at $1,000 or more, according to an Aug. 19 report. High performance road bikes were up 87% in June over last year, mountain bikes up 92%, gravel bikes up 144% and electric bikes up 190%.</p> <p>An NPD report released Wednesday said bicycle sales from April 2020 to July 2020 increased by 81% from the prior year, while total sales from January to July topped $3.4 billion.</p> <p>Trek Bicycles, one of the top three bicycle makers in the world, would not release its sales numbers. But Eric Bjorling, director of brands for the Wisconsin-based company, said Trek echoed the NPD numbers, with Trek experiencing &#8220;unprecedented&#8221; sales in 2020.</p> <p>&#8220;At the beginning (of the pandemic), it was kids&#8217; bikes. Kids were home and parents needed to find them something to do. Next were entry-level bikes, then mountain bikes, then high-end stuff took off in June and July,&#8221; Bjorling explained on Wednesday, Sept. 16.</p> <p>The pandemic-fueled biking revolution can be measured best at individual bike stores, said Bjorling. And every store owner interviewed reported unprecedented sales increases followed by dwindling supplies.</p> <p>Low inventory is the flip side of a bullish bike market. Just ask Heather Bryer, manager of Cyclery USA in Redlands. Sales doubled at her store in April, May and June. But now, pre-ordered mountain bikes, low-end road and hybrid bikes are not expected to arrive until early 2021, she said.</p> <p>&#8220;What people want is what we don’t have,&#8221; Bryer said Wednesday.</p> <p>Many bicycle makers &#8212; mostly in China and Taiwan &#8212; shut down factories in January and February when the coronavirus hit hard, resulting in a slowdown of up to four months for new bikes coming into the U.S.</p> <p>Carlos Morales, owner of Stan&#8217;s Bike Shop in downtown Azusa in the San Gabriel Valley, said he felt guilty capitalizing on a deadly virus.</p> <p>&#8220;I&#8217;ve sold more bikes these past five months than I&#8217;ve sold in eight years,&#8221; he said Tuesday as he waited in line at a distribution warehouse in El Monte to buy bicycle parts.</p> <p>&#8220;Pretty much any bike I bring into the store gets sold. All the mountain bikes sell within a week. Next are the hybrid and children&#8217;s bikes,&#8221; Morales said.</p> <p>Astronomical jumps in sales volumes told the story at Roy&#8217;s Cyclery in Upland, as well.</p> <p>&#8220;We&#8217;ve seen a 300% increase (in sales) since the start of the pandemic. People just want to get outside and ride,&#8221; said Mike Nittel, owner.</p> <p>In Costa Mesa, Jonathan Wilson, manager of Two Wheels, One Planet Bike Store, said adjusting to high demand while keeping customers in the parking lot and properly socially-distanced was tough.</p> <p>&#8220;There was a line of people waiting to be assisted every day from mid-March to mid-April,&#8221; Wilson said.</p> <p>Standing outside his shop, an old gasoline station converted into a bicycle/plants/sports apparel store in San Marino, was Danny Heeley, manager. The Cub House normally has 50 or more bikes on the showroom floor. On Thursday, they had seven.</p> <p>Instead of relying on sales, they&#8217;ve shifted to customer bike repairs. Heeley hired Simon Kovara, considered one of the best bike mechanics in the region, according to Wes Reutiman, special program manager with Active SGV, formerly Bike SGV, a nonprofit promoting alternative transportation and bike safety.</p> <p>During the early pandemic months, The Cub House had 150 bikes in for repairs during a week. Now that number is down to around five per day, Heeley said.</p> <p>&#8220;Our mechanic was staying here until 2 in the morning to finish repairs,&#8221; Heeley said.</p> <p>On Thursday, Tom Todd of Pasadena rolled his old road bike up to the outdoor check-in station. The bike had been collecting rust in his garage.</p> <p>&#8220;I want to get it tuned up. My 26-year-old son is showing an interest in biking. It needs new tires and a new seat and brakes,&#8221; Todd said.</p> <p>But repairs are being hampered by a shortage of tire tubes, brake pads and other parts, Heeley said. A three-week wait in June has come down at Cub House. Reutiman said it took a week to get the appointment for a tune-up to his bike and another week until completion.</p> <p>Nittel at Roy&#8217;s in Upland said the turnaround time for a bike repair went from six weeks in the spring to about two weeks in September.</p> <p>&#8220;Oh, yeah. People are taking that old bike from the garage and bringing them here,&#8221; he said.</p> <p>&#8220;The family bike ride is back in a big way,&#8221; agreed Bjorling, who&#8217;s also noticed an increase in mountain biking league memberships among teenagers.</p> <aside class="related right"> <h2 class="widget-title">Related stories</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://apnews.com/39b3691b8e1ea3d74d1280a75e451a36#:~:text=PORTLAND%2C%20Maine%20(AP)%20%E2%80%94,bicycle%20sales%20unseen%20in%20decades">Pandemic leads to a bicycle boom, and shortage, around world</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/2016/04/07/how-could-rain-affect-the-redlands-bicycle-classic/">How could rain affect the Redlands Bicycle Classic?</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.ocregister.com/2020/04/27/no-gym-no-problem-online-workouts-will-keep-you-moving-at-home/">No gym? No problem. Online workouts will keep you moving at home.</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.ocregister.com/2020/08/14/e-bike-sales-and-usage-already-on-the-rise-surge-during-pandemic/">E-bike sales and usage already on the rise surge during pandemic</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.dailynews.com/2020/05/09/hikers-bikers-golfers-hit-the-trails-and-courses-again-as-la-county-reopens-outdoor-spots/">Hikers, bikers, golfers hit the trails and courses again as LA County reopens outdoor spots</a></li> </ul> </aside> <p>Garcia in Azusa said he was quick to order more parts in March, accommodating one- to two-day repair turnaround times in September. &#8220;I have 5,000 inner tubes in my store,&#8221; he said.</p> <p>He&#8217;s adjusted his buying strategies, talking directly to Chinese companies. &#8220;This pandemic has taken me into different markets,&#8221; he said. But he says the increase in bicycle riding is a good thing for people and the environment.</p> <p>&#8220;When someone buys a bike for their child or spouse, I can see it in their eyes. You can see the excitement,&#8221; Garcia said.</p> <p>Bike store owners and manufacturing reps are often cycling enthusiasts themselves and they say they love what they are seeing. Many wonder whether the switch by commuters to bicycles as a zero-pollution option, or by kids who ride as an antidote to inactivity from playing video games, will last.</p> <p>Bjorling said the pandemic is forcing people to examine their habits.</p> <p>&#8220;What we would like to see after all of this is a world where people take their health and their contribution to the environment more seriously,&#8221; he said.</p> Bicycle sales and repairs are skyrocketing, creating shortages and waiting lists https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/09/22/bicycle-sales-and-repairs-are-skyrocketing-creating-shortages-and-waiting-lists/ San Marino – Daily Breeze urn:uuid:73a110de-8a4f-17dd-f837-639be64e14f1 Tue, 22 Sep 2020 08:31:16 +0000 Bikes are flying off the shelves. Bike shops are inundated with repair requests. Bicycling is seen as a safe, socially distancing activity during the coronavirus pandemic. But will it last? <p>On a recent July day, Andrew Yip dragged nine old bicycles from his garage and listed them for sale on a mobile platform called OfferUp.</p> <p>What was intended as a summer quarantine project lasted just six hours &#8212; the time it took to sell all nine to separate buyers. From college students to transplanted Europeans to a man who drove from Santa Clarita, the buyers came to his Hacienda Heights home almost immediately. All nine bicycles were gone before sundown.</p> <p>&#8220;It was amazing,&#8221; said Yip, a cycling enthusiast. &#8220;People came nonstop and picked up the bikes. All told me they were having a hard time finding bikes.&#8221;</p> <p>In the <a href="https://www.dailybulletin.com/tag/coronavirus/">coronavirus</a> pandemic, bicycles are selling as quickly as <a href="https://www.dailybulletin.com/2020/04/07/thanks-to-coronavirus-toilet-paper-is-scarce-but-we-should-not-run-out/">toilet paper</a> did in the first weeks of the outbreak. And due to rocketing demand and supply chain disruptions, bicycles are now becoming as hard to find as Clorox wipes and jigsaw puzzles.</p> <aside class="related right"> <h2 class="widget-title">Coronavirus: 6 months later</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.dailybulletin.com/2020/09/18/more-uncertainty-looms-as-southern-california-marks-6-months-of-coronavirus-closures/">More uncertainty looms as Southern California marks 6 months of coronavirus closures</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.dailybulletin.com/2020/09/18/six-months-of-pandemic-photography-in-the-southern-california/">Six months of pandemic photography in Southern California</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.dailybulletin.com/2020/09/17/coronavirus-10-economic-questions-posed-by-the-pandemic/">Coronavirus: 10 economic questions posed by the pandemic</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.dailybulletin.com/2020/09/18/pandemic-timeline-in-southern-california-heres-how-it-all-happened/">Pandemic timeline in Southern California: Here’s how it all happened</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.dailybulletin.com/2020/09/19/pandemic-glossary-terms-that-became-part-of-our-daily-dialogue-in-the-past-6-months/">Pandemic glossary: Terms that became part of our daily dialogue in the past 6 months</a></li> </ul> </aside> <p>In the United States, cycling sales are through the roof. And the bike explosion is occurring throughout the world, especially in the Philippines, Italy and Great Britain.</p> <p>In April, U.S. sales of traditional bikes, indoor bikes, parts and other accessories grew a combined 75%, according to NPD Group, a national retail sales tracking firm. April sales as compared to April 2019 crested $1 billion &#8212; doubling the typical April number for the first time ever, said NPD.</p> <p>Bicycles were purchased for family use and neighborhood rides. NPD reported a 203% increased in year-over-year sales of basic adult bikes priced around $200, while sales of children&#8217;s bikes increased by 107%. As gyms and schools closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, more and more people cooped up during the pandemic took to bike riding as a socially distanced way to exercise.</p> <p>In June, bicycle aisles at big box stores such as Walmart and Target were empty, t<a href="https://apnews.com/39b3691b8e1ea3d74d1280a75e451a36#:~:text=PORTLAND%2C%20Maine%20(AP)%20%E2%80%94,bicycle%20sales%20unseen%20in%20decades">he Associated Press reported.</a> In mid-August, Yip went to the Target store in Rosemead and found the same thing: Zero bikes for sale.</p> <p>As lower-priced bikes became harder to find, more expensive bikes began selling.</p> <p>NPD noticed a shift to higher-end bikes selling at $1,000 or more, according to an Aug. 19 report. High performance road bikes were up 87% in June over last year, mountain bikes up 92%, gravel bikes up 144% and electric bikes up 190%.</p> <p>An NPD report released Wednesday said bicycle sales from April 2020 to July 2020 increased by 81% from the prior year, while total sales from January to July topped $3.4 billion.</p> <p>Trek Bicycles, one of the top three bicycle makers in the world, would not release its sales numbers. But Eric Bjorling, director of brands for the Wisconsin-based company, said Trek echoed the NPD numbers, with Trek experiencing &#8220;unprecedented&#8221; sales in 2020.</p> <p>&#8220;At the beginning (of the pandemic), it was kids&#8217; bikes. Kids were home and parents needed to find them something to do. Next were entry-level bikes, then mountain bikes, then high-end stuff took off in June and July,&#8221; Bjorling explained on Wednesday, Sept. 16.</p> <p>The pandemic-fueled biking revolution can be measured best at individual bike stores, said Bjorling. And every store owner interviewed reported unprecedented sales increases followed by dwindling supplies.</p> <p>Low inventory is the flip side of a bullish bike market. Just ask Heather Bryer, manager of Cyclery USA in Redlands. Sales doubled at her store in April, May and June. But now, pre-ordered mountain bikes, low-end road and hybrid bikes are not expected to arrive until early 2021, she said.</p> <p>&#8220;What people want is what we don’t have,&#8221; Bryer said Wednesday.</p> <p>Many bicycle makers &#8212; mostly in China and Taiwan &#8212; shut down factories in January and February when the coronavirus hit hard, resulting in a slowdown of up to four months for new bikes coming into the U.S.</p> <p>Carlos Morales, owner of Stan&#8217;s Bike Shop in downtown Azusa in the San Gabriel Valley, said he felt guilty capitalizing on a deadly virus.</p> <p>&#8220;I&#8217;ve sold more bikes these past five months than I&#8217;ve sold in eight years,&#8221; he said Tuesday as he waited in line at a distribution warehouse in El Monte to buy bicycle parts.</p> <p>&#8220;Pretty much any bike I bring into the store gets sold. All the mountain bikes sell within a week. Next are the hybrid and children&#8217;s bikes,&#8221; Morales said.</p> <p>Astronomical jumps in sales volumes told the story at Roy&#8217;s Cyclery in Upland, as well.</p> <p>&#8220;We&#8217;ve seen a 300% increase (in sales) since the start of the pandemic. People just want to get outside and ride,&#8221; said Mike Nittel, owner.</p> <p>In Costa Mesa, Jonathan Wilson, manager of Two Wheels, One Planet Bike Store, said adjusting to high demand while keeping customers in the parking lot and properly socially-distanced was tough.</p> <p>&#8220;There was a line of people waiting to be assisted every day from mid-March to mid-April,&#8221; Wilson said.</p> <p>Standing outside his shop, an old gasoline station converted into a bicycle/plants/sports apparel store in San Marino, was Danny Heeley, manager. The Cub House normally has 50 or more bikes on the showroom floor. On Thursday, they had seven.</p> <p>Instead of relying on sales, they&#8217;ve shifted to customer bike repairs. Heeley hired Simon Kovara, considered one of the best bike mechanics in the region, according to Wes Reutiman, special program manager with Active SGV, formerly Bike SGV, a nonprofit promoting alternative transportation and bike safety.</p> <p>During the early pandemic months, The Cub House had 150 bikes in for repairs during a week. Now that number is down to around five per day, Heeley said.</p> <p>&#8220;Our mechanic was staying here until 2 in the morning to finish repairs,&#8221; Heeley said.</p> <p>On Thursday, Tom Todd of Pasadena rolled his old road bike up to the outdoor check-in station. The bike had been collecting rust in his garage.</p> <p>&#8220;I want to get it tuned up. My 26-year-old son is showing an interest in biking. It needs new tires and a new seat and brakes,&#8221; Todd said.</p> <p>But repairs are being hampered by a shortage of tire tubes, brake pads and other parts, Heeley said. A three-week wait in June has come down at Cub House. Reutiman said it took a week to get the appointment for a tune-up to his bike and another week until completion.</p> <p>Nittel at Roy&#8217;s in Upland said the turnaround time for a bike repair went from six weeks in the spring to about two weeks in September.</p> <p>&#8220;Oh, yeah. People are taking that old bike from the garage and bringing them here,&#8221; he said.</p> <p>&#8220;The family bike ride is back in a big way,&#8221; agreed Bjorling, who&#8217;s also noticed an increase in mountain biking league memberships among teenagers.</p> <aside class="related right"> <h2 class="widget-title">Related stories</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://apnews.com/39b3691b8e1ea3d74d1280a75e451a36#:~:text=PORTLAND%2C%20Maine%20(AP)%20%E2%80%94,bicycle%20sales%20unseen%20in%20decades">Pandemic leads to a bicycle boom, and shortage, around world</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/2016/04/07/how-could-rain-affect-the-redlands-bicycle-classic/">How could rain affect the Redlands Bicycle Classic?</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.ocregister.com/2020/04/27/no-gym-no-problem-online-workouts-will-keep-you-moving-at-home/">No gym? No problem. Online workouts will keep you moving at home.</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.ocregister.com/2020/08/14/e-bike-sales-and-usage-already-on-the-rise-surge-during-pandemic/">E-bike sales and usage already on the rise surge during pandemic</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.dailynews.com/2020/05/09/hikers-bikers-golfers-hit-the-trails-and-courses-again-as-la-county-reopens-outdoor-spots/">Hikers, bikers, golfers hit the trails and courses again as LA County reopens outdoor spots</a></li> </ul> </aside> <p>Garcia in Azusa said he was quick to order more parts in March, accommodating one- to two-day repair turnaround times in September. &#8220;I have 5,000 inner tubes in my store,&#8221; he said.</p> <p>He&#8217;s adjusted his buying strategies, talking directly to Chinese companies. &#8220;This pandemic has taken me into different markets,&#8221; he said. But he says the increase in bicycle riding is a good thing for people and the environment.</p> <p>&#8220;When someone buys a bike for their child or spouse, I can see it in their eyes. You can see the excitement,&#8221; Garcia said.</p> <p>Bike store owners and manufacturing reps are often cycling enthusiasts themselves and they say they love what they are seeing. Many wonder whether the switch by commuters to bicycles as a zero-pollution option, or by kids who ride as an antidote to inactivity from playing video games, will last.</p> <p>Bjorling said the pandemic is forcing people to examine their habits.</p> <p>&#8220;What we would like to see after all of this is a world where people take their health and their contribution to the environment more seriously,&#8221; he said.</p> The Huntington Prepares For Bloom Of Stinky ‘Corpse Flower’ https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2020/08/28/the-huntington-prepares-bloom-stinky-corpse-flower/ San Marino – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:9f7eab77-c157-bef6-2629-71b7389de2bf Fri, 28 Aug 2020 20:09:51 +0000 If a corpse flower blooms at the Huntington Library and no one is there to smell it in person, does it really stink? <div class="featured-video"><div id="p0"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p0").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4685699","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"LosAngeles.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.LA&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>SAN MARINO (CBSLA)</strong> — If a corpse flower blooms at the Huntington Library and no one is there to smell it in person, does it really stink?</p> <p>The Huntington has launched #BloomWatch in anticipation of its amorphophallus titanum, or corpse flower, blooming in its conservatory. But, with indoor spaces at The Huntington closed to visitors, the watch will be online only.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-width="420" data-dnt="true"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Well, it&#39;s official. 2020 stinks.</p> <p>An Amorphophallus titanum (aka <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/StinkyPlant?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#StinkyPlant</a>) is gearing up for a big bloom in our Conservatory. Visitors won&#39;t be able to see the plant in person, but everyone can join the virtual <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BloomWatch?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BloomWatch</a> here: <a href="https://t.co/0KAUxY1Uko">https://t.co/0KAUxY1Uko</a> <a href="https://t.co/Y88ldSSYLi">pic.twitter.com/Y88ldSSYLi</a></p> <p>&mdash; The Huntington (@TheHuntington) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheHuntington/status/1299144322961506304?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 28, 2020</a></p></blockquote> <p><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>The corpse flower had been measured at 22 inches Wednesday, but grew 3 inches since then. The bloom can reach more than eight feet in height and four feet in diameter. It’s been called the world’s largest flower, and when it blooms, it exudes a foul stench that’s been compared to the aroma of rotting meat.</p> <p>While the watch is on, there&#8217;s no hurry just yet to tune in &#8212; Huntington spokeswoman Lisa Blackburn says the flower has about three more feet to grow before it flowers, which could take about 10 to 14 days.</p> <p>The most recent bloom of the corpse flower at The Huntington was in July 2019.</p> <p>The Huntington’s gardens are open to the public, but timed tickets must be reserved in advance and visitors must wear masks and observe physical distancing guidelines. Indoor galleries and high-touch outdoor spaces – like the conservatory where the corpse flower is located – remain closed.</p> <p>A <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm1MJD-Qq5E&amp;feature=emb_logo">live feed</a> has been set up so the corpse flower’s bloom can be watched in real time.</p> This news stinks: Another ‘corpse flower’ ready to bloom at Huntington Library https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/08/28/this-news-stinks-another-corpse-flower-ready-to-bloom-at-huntington-library/ San Marino – Pasadena Star News urn:uuid:f116cddc-17c5-78bf-a7b7-43298ae7bbfc Fri, 28 Aug 2020 14:30:58 +0000 The Huntington's indoor spaces remain closed because of the coronavius pandemic. What The Huntington is dubbing as a virtual #BloomWatch can be experienced at www.huntington.org/corpse-flower. <p>Another corpse flower is about to bloom at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino and its progress can be viewed online.</p> <p>The Huntington’s indoor spaces remain closed because of the coronavius pandemic. What The Huntington is dubbing as a virtual #BloomWatch can be experienced at <a href="http://www.huntington.org/corpse-flower">www.huntington.org/corpse-flower</a>.</p> <p><iframe class='youtube-player' width='640' height='360' src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/tm1MJD-Qq5E?version=3&#038;rel=1&#038;fs=1&#038;autohide=2&#038;showsearch=0&#038;showinfo=1&#038;iv_load_policy=1&#038;wmode=transparent' allowfullscreen='true' style='border:0;'></iframe></p> <p>The Amorphophallus titanum, also known as a Titan Arum, corpse flower and #StinkyPlant, has been called the world’s largest flower, but is technically an “inflorescence,” or a cluster of flowers. It can reach more than 8 feet in height when it blooms, opening to a diameter of 4 feet.</p> <p>This one was 24 inches tall Thursday, two inches taller than Wednesday. A daily growth chart is posted on the website.</p> <p>This will be the first time a corpse flower has bloomed at The Huntington since July 24, 2019.</p> <p>When in one of its ultra-rare blooms, it gives off an odor akin to rotting flesh, attracting insects that pollinate the flowers deep inside.</p> <p><iframe class='youtube-player' width='640' height='360' src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/7o7CGlITKLI?version=3&#038;rel=1&#038;fs=1&#038;autohide=2&#038;showsearch=0&#038;showinfo=1&#038;iv_load_policy=1&#038;wmode=transparent' allowfullscreen='true' style='border:0;'></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>According to Huntington spokeswoman Lisa Blackburn, the blooming plant produces two key gases — dimethyl disulfide and dimethyl trisulfide —that also are present in decomposing animals and vegetables.</p> <p>What prompts a particular plant to start the blooming process largely remains a mystery, Blackburn said, but the corpse flower tends to bloom during hot weather.</p> <figure id="attachment_2876442" class="wp-caption aligncenter size-article_inline"><img class=" lazyautosizes lazyload" src="https://i2.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/PAS-Z-CORPSEFLOWER-0829-02.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" width="750" data-sizes="auto" data-src="https://i2.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/PAS-Z-CORPSEFLOWER-0829-02.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" data-srcset="https://i2.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/PAS-Z-CORPSEFLOWER-0829-02.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 620w,https://i2.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/PAS-Z-CORPSEFLOWER-0829-02.jpg?fit=780%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 780w,https://i2.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/PAS-Z-CORPSEFLOWER-0829-02.jpg?fit=810%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 810w,https://i2.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/PAS-Z-CORPSEFLOWER-0829-02.jpg?fit=630%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 630w" /><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">Huntington botanical curator John Trager talks with visitors about the “corpse flower” in 2018. Photo: Coutesy The Huntington</figcaption></figure> <p>When a corpse flower was first displayed at the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in the late 19th century, at least one Victorian woman was said to have swooned when she got a whiff of the bloom.</p> <aside class="related left"><h2 class="widget-title" data-curated-ids="" data-relation-type="automatic-primary-tag">Related Articles</h2><ul><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/09/11/photos-conservators-breathe-new-life-into-the-blue-boy-painting/" title="Photos: Conservators breathe new life into The Blue Boy painting"> <span class="dfm-title"> Photos: Conservators breathe new life into The Blue Boy painting </span> </a> </li><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/09/11/mom-column-trying-to-clear-out-heads-amid-all-these-smoke-tainted-skies/" title="Mom column: Trying to clear out heads amid all these smoke-tainted skies"> <span class="dfm-title"> Mom column: Trying to clear out heads amid all these smoke-tainted skies </span> </a> </li><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/09/04/photos-see-this-years-pasadena-showcase-house-of-design-before-it-goes-virtual/" title="Photos: See this year&#8217;s Pasadena Showcase House of Design before it goes virtual"> <span class="dfm-title"> Photos: See this year&#8217;s Pasadena Showcase House of Design before it goes virtual </span> </a> </li><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/09/02/this-halloween-drive-in-event-in-la-is-inspired-by-nightmare-before-christmas-hocus-pocus/" title="This Halloween drive-in event in LA is inspired by &#8216;Nightmare Before Christmas,&#8217; &#8216;Hocus Pocus&#8217;"> <span class="dfm-title"> This Halloween drive-in event in LA is inspired by &#8216;Nightmare Before Christmas,&#8217; &#8216;Hocus Pocus&#8217; </span> </a> </li><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/09/02/drive-in-events-what-you-need-to-know-before-attending-live-southern-california-shows/" title="Drive-in events: What you need to know before attending live Southern California shows"> <span class="dfm-title"> Drive-in events: What you need to know before attending live Southern California shows </span> </a> </li></ul></aside> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The flower was first displayed in the United States in 1937 at the New York Botanical Garden.</p> This news stinks: Another ‘corpse flower’ ready to bloom at Huntington Library https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/08/28/this-news-stinks-another-corpse-flower-ready-to-bloom-at-huntington-library/ San Marino – Daily Breeze urn:uuid:09758ad8-7855-2155-e176-cc58b461db37 Fri, 28 Aug 2020 09:48:32 +0000 The Huntington's indoor spaces remain closed because of the coronavius pandemic. What The Huntington is dubbing as a virtual #BloomWatch can be experienced at www.huntington.org/corpse-flower. <p>Another corpse flower is about to bloom at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino and its progress can be viewed online.</p> <p>The Huntington&#8217;s indoor spaces remain closed because of the coronavius pandemic. What The Huntington is dubbing as a virtual #BloomWatch can be experienced at <a href="http://www.huntington.org/corpse-flower">www.huntington.org/corpse-flower</a>.</p> <p><iframe class='youtube-player' width='640' height='360' src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/tm1MJD-Qq5E?version=3&#038;rel=1&#038;fs=1&#038;autohide=2&#038;showsearch=0&#038;showinfo=1&#038;iv_load_policy=1&#038;wmode=transparent' allowfullscreen='true' style='border:0;'></iframe></p> <p>The Amorphophallus titanum, also known as a Titan Arum, corpse flower and #StinkyPlant, has been called the world&#8217;s largest flower, but is technically an &#8220;inflorescence,&#8221; or a cluster of flowers. It can reach more than 8 feet in height when it blooms, opening to a diameter of 4 feet.</p> <p>This one was 24 inches tall Thursday, two inches taller than Wednesday. A daily growth chart is posted on the website.</p> <p>This will be the first time a corpse flower has bloomed at The Huntington since July 24, 2019.</p> <p>When in one of its ultra-rare blooms, it gives off an odor akin to rotting flesh, attracting insects that pollinate the flowers deep inside.</p> <p><iframe class='youtube-player' width='640' height='360' src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/7o7CGlITKLI?version=3&#038;rel=1&#038;fs=1&#038;autohide=2&#038;showsearch=0&#038;showinfo=1&#038;iv_load_policy=1&#038;wmode=transparent' allowfullscreen='true' style='border:0;'></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>According to Huntington spokeswoman Lisa Blackburn, the blooming plant produces two key gases — dimethyl disulfide and dimethyl trisulfide —that also are present in decomposing animals and vegetables.</p> <p>What prompts a particular plant to start the blooming process largely remains a mystery, Blackburn said, but the corpse flower tends to bloom during hot weather.</p> <figure id="attachment_2876442" class="wp-caption aligncenter size-article_inline"><img class=" lazyautosizes lazyload" src="https://i2.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/PAS-Z-CORPSEFLOWER-0829-02.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" width="750" data-sizes="auto" data-src="https://i2.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/PAS-Z-CORPSEFLOWER-0829-02.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" data-srcset="https://i2.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/PAS-Z-CORPSEFLOWER-0829-02.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 620w,https://i2.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/PAS-Z-CORPSEFLOWER-0829-02.jpg?fit=780%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 780w,https://i2.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/PAS-Z-CORPSEFLOWER-0829-02.jpg?fit=810%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 810w,https://i2.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/PAS-Z-CORPSEFLOWER-0829-02.jpg?fit=630%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 630w" /><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">Huntington botanical curator John Trager talks with visitors about the &#8220;corpse flower&#8221; in 2018. Photo: Coutesy The Huntington</figcaption></figure> <p>When a corpse flower was first displayed at the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in the late 19th century, at least one Victorian woman was said to have swooned when she got a whiff of the bloom.</p> <aside class="related left"><h2 class="widget-title" data-curated-ids="" data-relation-type="automatic-primary-tag">Related Articles</h2><ul><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/09/18/five-candidates-vie-for-two-vacant-council-seats-in-lomita/" title="Five candidates vie for two vacant council seats in Lomita"> <span class="dfm-title"> Five candidates vie for two vacant council seats in Lomita </span> </a> </li><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/09/17/out-about-events-and-postponements-in-the-south-bay-sept-18-24/" title="Out &amp; About: Events and postponements in the South Bay Sept. 18-24"> <span class="dfm-title"> Out &amp; About: Events and postponements in the South Bay Sept. 18-24 </span> </a> </li><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/09/14/summer-swing-nights-will-turn-el-camino-colleges-parking-lot-into-a-drive-in-theater/" title="Summer Swing Nights will turn El Camino College’s parking lot into a drive-in theater"> <span class="dfm-title"> Summer Swing Nights will turn El Camino College’s parking lot into a drive-in theater </span> </a> </li><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/09/11/mom-column-trying-to-clear-out-heads-amid-all-these-smoke-tainted-skies/" title="Mom column: Trying to clear out heads amid all these smoke-tainted skies"> <span class="dfm-title"> Mom column: Trying to clear out heads amid all these smoke-tainted skies </span> </a> </li><li> <a class="article-title" href="https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/09/10/out-about-virtual-events-and-postponements-in-the-south-bay-sept-11-17/" title="Out &amp; About: Virtual events and postponements in the South Bay Sept. 11-17"> <span class="dfm-title"> Out &amp; About: Virtual events and postponements in the South Bay Sept. 11-17 </span> </a> </li></ul></aside> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The flower was first displayed in the United States in 1937 at the New York Botanical Garden.</p> Several cities in the San Gabriel Valley report no homeless individuals at all https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/07/30/several-cities-in-the-san-gabriel-valley-report-no-homeless-individuals-at-all/ San Marino – Pasadena Star News urn:uuid:ea7f8731-cbeb-6237-dc20-6bfa4587c6b9 Thu, 30 Jul 2020 15:57:09 +0000 Four cities have zero. Four other areas have single-digit tallies. <p>The 2020 Los Angeles County <a href="https://www.lahsa.org/data?id=45-2020-homeless-count-by-community-city">homeless counts by city</a> are out.</p> <p>Point-in-time counts conducted by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority on Jan. 21-23 estimate the number and demographics of the homeless population in the county.</p> <p>The homeless population in the San Gabriel Valley remained relatively consistent at 4,555 individuals, compared with 4,479 individuals in 2019. These estimates exclude Pasadena, which conducts its own homeless count.</p> <p>Volunteers who fanned out in several cities in the San Gabriel Valley in January found no homeless individuals at all. They are:</p> <ul> <li>Bradbury</li> <li>San Marino</li> <li>Sierra Madre</li> <li>Walnut</li> </ul> <p>Other cities and communities with historically low homeless populations, with 2020 counts in the single digits, include:</p> <ul> <li>Diamond Bar (4)</li> <li>Irwindale (7)</li> <li>La Cañada Flintridge (2)</li> <li>West Puente Valley (3) <br /> <aside class="related right"> <h2 class="widget-title">Related links</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.sgvtribune.com/2020/07/30/covinas-homeless-population-more-than-halved-in-2020-count/">Covina’s homeless population more than halved in 2020 count</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.sgvtribune.com/2020/07/30/azusa-homeless-population-drops-in-2020-count-reverses-2019-boom/">Azusa homeless population drops in 2020 count, reverses 2019 boom</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.sgvtribune.com/2020/07/30/el-monte-homeless-population-decreases-slightly-count-data-shows/">El Monte homeless population decreases slightly, count data shows</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.sgvtribune.com/2020/07/30/number-of-homeless-doubles-in-baldwin-park/">Number of homeless doubles in Baldwin Park</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.sgvtribune.com/tag/homeless/">More homelessness coverage</a></li> </ul> </aside> <p></li> </ul> <p>The 2020 homeless count found 66,436 people in Los Angeles County experiencing homelessness, a 12.7 percent increase from the 2019 count. These January numbers likely underestimate the current homeless population, exacerbated by the <a href="https://www.sgvtribune.com/tag/coronavirus/">coronavirus pandemic</a> and unprecedented unemployment rates.</p> 10 best seafood restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley for takeout, delivery https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/07/28/10-best-seafood-restaurants-in-the-san-gabriel-valley-for-takeout-delivery/ San Marino – Pasadena Star News urn:uuid:a3c08491-76d9-756d-bad2-06c15f4c0d1e Wed, 29 Jul 2020 05:29:11 +0000 You may have heard the saying, “fish is brain food” — and it is. It's also good for the waistline, especially if you're looking to trim that "quarantine 15." <p>I was hoping, by this point, to be doing upbeat, optimistic columns about the joys of returning to dining out in Southern California. And, perhaps next week, I&#8217;ll be able to. At least in terms of the great new trend of outdoor dining streets, which are popping up all over town.</p> <p>But at the moment, I’m waiting to see if rather than opening up, we shut down again, with the return of a “safer at home” ruling — which means, of course, more weeks of takeout cuisine. Not that there’s anything wrong with takeout. But I am so tired of my only company being my wife, my daughter and George the dog. I really long to dine out again, among the hungry denizens of our local eateries who know their soup dumplings from their bao, and their mole from their chipotle.</p> <p>Oh well…hopefully soon. Wear those masks!</p> <p>In the meantime, I have another issue to deal with. In a properly “socially distanced” celebration of my wife’s birthday, the issue came up about our almost universal &#8220;quarantine 15&#8221; — the weight so many of us have gained from investigating the long-forgotten snack food in the back of our cupboards and refrigerators, treats frozen and otherwise, that we’ve been obsessively devouring, like locusts sweeping over our own personal landscapes. (Frankly, my quarantine 15 comes closer to a quarantine 25. I’m blessed with a good appetite, a requirement for the job. It hasn’t gone into COVID-19 hibernation. If anything, anxiety has increased it!)</p> <p>And so, during the meal, I put down that one beef rib too many, stopped eating the brisket and pledged to go on one of my favorite regimens — the Shindler Pescatarian Diet. Fish and veggies, veggies and fish, that’s the ticket. It’s worked before. Hopefully it will work now.</p> <p>And, I am grateful, as ever, to food historian and archivist Waverley Root for letting me in on several things I didn&#8217;t know about fish, which I&#8217;ve always wanted to know. Among the many fascinating tales he shares in his encyclopedic work called simply, &#8220;Food,&#8221; Root dispenses these amazing piscine facts: Americans consume an average of 16 pounds of fish per person per year; the British 19, the Danes 50. The Japanese are the world&#8217;s champion fish eaters, with a per capita consumption of 65 pounds per year.</p> <p>Saltwater fish are, in general, tastier than freshwater fish. Fish from swiftly moving streams are tastier than those from sluggish waters (Root compares the taste of the black bass with the catfish), and those from clear water taste better than those from muddy water (in this case, he compares the trout and the carp). He also points out that fish from cold water are likely to taste better than the same species from warm water.</p> <p>Fish were so popular in ancient Rome that Cato the Elder wondered, &#8220;If there could be any future for a country where a fish costs more than an ox.&#8221;</p> <p>Seafood very likely reached the height of its popularity in the Middle Ages, when the Catholic church added so many fast days to the basic 40 days of Lent that nearly half the days of the year were meatless.</p> <p>At about the same time, a shift in tides carried the herring schools from the North Sea to the Baltic, resulting in the birth of the Hanseatic League. At the height of the Inca Empire in Peru, runners would relay baskets of fish from seaports on the Pacific to the capital city of Cuzco — a distance of 130 miles (and a vertical distance of 11,830 feet).</p> <p>Finally, Root quotes a report by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations that predicts an annual increase in the world&#8217;s fishing catch of 4.7 percent per year. At that rate, fish may be extinct by the end of this decade. Or not.</p> <p>In either case, my advice is to eat all the fish you can, before it turns into a memory. And since, as my mother often told me, “fish is brain food,” we may not be smart enough to notice that. In the meantime, I’ve got some pounds to shed — at restaurants like the following:</p> <div class="article-slideshow"><button class="icon-close"></button><ul data-total="4"><li data-index="1"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="754" src="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SGT-L-DINE-SEAFOOD-0731-2.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SGT-L-DINE-SEAFOOD-0731-2.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SGT-L-DINE-SEAFOOD-0731-2.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SGT-L-DINE-SEAFOOD-0731-2.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SGT-L-DINE-SEAFOOD-0731-2.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SGT-L-DINE-SEAFOOD-0731-2.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">Grilled lobster with burgundy truffles, herb butter, blistered lemon, truffle foam and levain toast is topped with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. (File photo by Cindy Yamanaka, Orange County Register/SCNG) </p></div></li><li data-index="2"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="694" src="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SGT-L-DINE-SEAFOOD-0731-3.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SGT-L-DINE-SEAFOOD-0731-3.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SGT-L-DINE-SEAFOOD-0731-3.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SGT-L-DINE-SEAFOOD-0731-3.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SGT-L-DINE-SEAFOOD-0731-3.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SGT-L-DINE-SEAFOOD-0731-3.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">Shrimp al diablo with grilled shrimp, rice and chorizo (File photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) </p></div></li><li class="slideshow-ad-video" data-index="2"><div class="image-wrapper slideshow-ad-wrapper"><video id="ad-video-element" webkit-playsinline playsinline></video><div class="video-ad" id="adContainer"></div><div class="video-ad-controls"><div class="button volume-ad unmute-video" id="volumeAd"> Sound</div><div class="countdown">The gallery will resume in<span id="countdownTimer"></span>seconds</div></div></div></li><li data-index="3"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="732" src="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SGT-L-DINE-SEAFOOD-0731-4.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SGT-L-DINE-SEAFOOD-0731-4.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SGT-L-DINE-SEAFOOD-0731-4.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SGT-L-DINE-SEAFOOD-0731-4.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SGT-L-DINE-SEAFOOD-0731-4.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SGT-L-DINE-SEAFOOD-0731-4.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">Steamed manila clams and Prince Edward Island mussels combine nicely for a wonderful dish. (File photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) </p></div></li><li data-index="4"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="684" src="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SGT-L-DINE-SEAFOOD-0731-1-2.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SGT-L-DINE-SEAFOOD-0731-1-2.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SGT-L-DINE-SEAFOOD-0731-1-2.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SGT-L-DINE-SEAFOOD-0731-1-2.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SGT-L-DINE-SEAFOOD-0731-1-2.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SGT-L-DINE-SEAFOOD-0731-1-2.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">Salmon is enjoyed many ways — grilled, smoked, baked and, as it is here, with fresh spinach and chopped bruschetta. (File photo by Josh Morgan, Orange County Register/SCNG) </p></div></li><li class="slideshow-ad-slide" data-index="4"><div class="image-wrapper slideshow-ad-wrapper"><div class="slideshow-ad" id="ad-in-slideshow"></div></div></li></ul><div class="caption"><button class="caption-expand">Show Caption</button><div class="slideshow-credit"></div><div class="slide-count"><span class="current"></span> of <span class="total"></span></div><p class="slideshow-caption"></p><a href="#" class="icon-enlarge"><span>Expand</span></a></div></div> <p><a href="https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2017/01/17/reel-in-savory-seafood-selections-at-big-catch-in-alhambra/amp/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong>Big Catch</strong></a></p> <p><em>2 S. Garfield Ave., Alhambra; 626-282-8590, <a href="http://www.bigcatchseafoodhouse.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.bigcatchseafoodhouse.com</a></em></p> <p>As seafood restaurants go, Big Catch touches on an exceptional number of ethnic bases — this isn’t so much regional seafood, as it is global. All at the same time, it’s Japanese, Mexican, New England, French, Italian, Chinese and Middle American. Though the menu isn’t actually that long, it’s densely populated with tempting options.</p> <p>Do I get the soft shell crab roll, the soft shell crab slider, the truffled crab noodles, the jalapeño flavored crab dip, the steamed King crab legs or the steamed Dungeness crab? How about the options between New England clam chowder (white), Manhattan clam chowder (red) or Rhode Island clam chowder (clear)?</p> <p>There’s a sashimi sampler to help with that decision — but when it comes to the carpaccio, you’re on your own. The kitchen will gladly create a sampler of the seven oysters, half a dozen, a dozen or whatever. But then, how to resist the charred oysters with Tabasco butter, or with garlic butter. And what am I to make of all those jarred items — pickled clams, smoked mussels, smoked scallops, smoked oysters, spicy albacore tuna dip, crab dip and more? The place is crazy making with tempting decisions. Not that that’s a bad thing.</p> <p><a href="https://www.sgvtribune.com/2015/03/25/the-boiling-crab-in-alhambra-a-fun-messy-seafood-feast/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong>The Boiling Crab</strong></a></p> <p><em>33 W. Main St., Alhambra, 626-300-5898; 3514 Rosemead Blvd., Rosemead, 626-407-3773; 18922 E. Gale Ave., Rowland Heights, 626-964-9300; <a href="http://www.theboilingcrab.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.theboilingcrab.com</a></em></p> <p>In case you’ve never been to The Boiling Crab — or to be more precise, never “experienced” The Boiling Crab, for it’s more an “experience” than anything else — this is an exercise in culinary chaos.</p> <p>The menu is actually pretty simple. You have a choice of seafood: shrimp, clams, oysters, mussels, king crab legs and snow crab legs are always available; blue crab, Dungeness crab, lobster and crawfish are available in season. You choose a flavor: Rajun Cajun, lemon pepper, garlic or a combo called The Whole Sha-Bang. You choose a heat level: non, mild, med or XXX. You put on your plastic bibs — and get ready. The table is covered with paper. The utensils are plastic shell slicers — and your fingers. (The motto here is, “Eat with Your Hands.”)</p> <p>In the Before Times, the food arrived in a plastic bag inside a galvanized buckets. It was dumped on the table — and you were off to the races. Nowadays, the restaurant is takeout only, so you&#8217;ll have to recreate that experience at home.</p> <p>Either way, you really want to wear clothing about which you do not care; something disposable would be a good idea, for the sauce leaves stains that do not wash out.</p> <p><strong>Cameron&#8217;s Seafood</strong></p> <p><em>1978 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena; 626-793-3474, <a href="http://www.camerons4fish.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.camerons4fish.com</a></em></p> <p>The menu is large at Cameron&#8217;s Seafood, but familiar. The soup of choice, not surprisingly, is clam chowder, either white or red. It&#8217;s thick and very fine, made even better with a shake of Tabasco, a hearty porridge of spuds, clam bellies, onions, celery, cream, probably bacon. I prefer the white to the red, though I&#8217;ll take either; chowder is the very essence of an old-style fish house like Cameron&#8217;s.</p> <p>As a rule, I like my seafood simple, and so does the kitchen here. Steamed clams and mussels are properly prepared, served in a broth that&#8217;s hard not to drink down in several large (hot!) gulps. For those who feel that the highest achievement of fish cookery is smoking, there&#8217;s salmon and albacore, very pungent, impossible not to inhale. Salads are big, and bigger— a Cobb with shrimp and crab, both shrimp and crab Louie, a Caesar topped with shrimp or scallops, an avocado (or tomato) stuffed with shrimp, crab or tuna.</p> <p><a href="https://www.sgvtribune.com/2018/09/27/seafood-at-crabbys-in-montebello-will-have-diners-in-a-great-mood/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong>Crabby’s Seafood &amp; More</strong></a></p> <p><em>125 N. Montebello Blvd., Montebello; 323-888-8652, <a href="http://www.crabbysmontebello.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.crabbysmontebello.com</a></em></p> <p>The first two pages of the menu are, mostly, seafood — Mexican seafood, Cajun seafood, down-home American seafood. The last page of the menu is Mexican, with lots of fajitas, tacos, and classics like steak picado and a carnitas platter. In between, there are steaks. And oddly, at the end, there’s fettuccine Alfredo. Though, just to keep things off balance, the pasta comes with shrimp, mussels, clams, chicken, or a mix of them all. Or not, as you wish.</p> <p>There are salads here too — ceviche salad, salmon salad, shrimp salad, chicken salad. And lots of surf and turf — filet mignon and Dungeness crab, rib-eye steak and garlic shrimp, New York steak and oysters Rockefeller, sirloin steak and breaded shrimp — and a parrillada of rib eye, salmon and shrimp. Which gives depth to the “More” of the name. There’s more…lots more.</p> <p>But for me, there’s mostly seafood, for seafood is my happy food. (Fish, not ice cream? I know. I’m weird like that.) And the selection is much and many.</p> <p>Along with a choice of raw oysters on the half shell, there are raw oysters served Crabby’s Way, topped with a dollop of ceviche. There are oysters Rockefeller. And an oyster shooter, made without alcohol — instead, the oyster is joined in the glass by shrimp ceviche and a whole boiled shrimp, making it not so much a shooter, as a fish salad, topped with the house “red lemon sauce.”</p> <p>Mussels — and very good mussels too, nice and plump and juicy — are cooked in a tomato marinara sauce in one case, and also in a seafood broth for Rico’s Mussels, served in a sizzling hot iron skillet. Clams come the same way, with the addition of a Crabby’s Way prep that follows the Crabby’s Way oysters.</p> <p>But clearly, if there’s a passion here, it’s not as much for the namesake crabs — as it is for shrimp. You can get snow crab, Dungeness or king crab here, by the pound, with several seasonings, including the very spicy Cajun option. But shrimp come 11 ways, ranging from an alternative Crabby’s Way, served in a sizzling skillet, through stuffed with ham and cheese (Costa Azul), marinated in lemon juice and habaneros (aguachile), and crispy and salty, which is as much Chinese as it is Mexican. Like I said…”and more.”</p> <p><a href="https://www.sgvtribune.com/2020/03/10/mexican-seafood-is-simple-and-simply-delicious-in-the-san-gabriel-valley/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong>El Oasis Fisheria</strong></a></p> <p><em>129 N. Citrus Ave., Covina; 626-364-7224, <a href="http://www.eloasisfisheria.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.eloasisfisheria.com</a></em></p> <p>With a name like El Oasis Fisheria, you know that fish is at the top of the menu. Also the middle, and the bottom. Aside from a green salad, there’s nothing to eat in this clean, well-lighted “family owned and operated…everything is freshly made to order” place but seafood.</p> <p>The tacos are all shrimp and codfish. The tostadas get a little more complex, adding shrimp and fish ceviche, and (imitation) crab meat. There are five shrimp plates, and six fish plates — moving from cod into mojarra, salmon and red snapper. There are four fish and/or shrimp baskets for kids — served with french fries, which I guess qualify as another fishless food. There are seafood cocktails and seafood salads.</p> <p>But the dish that intrigued me the most was a fish and shrimp combo platter of three ceviches called “Oasis Tribilin.” You get a cruet of shrimp ceviche, another of fish ceviche, and a third of (imitation) crab meat ceviche. It’s a good deal for $10.99 — though I do wish the ceviche was chunkier. But a smaller chop is the style at El Oasis. And happy I was to inhale it all. Yes, even the (imitation) crab. Which with lime juice, chopped onions and peppers, was about as close to (real) crab as might be expected.</p> <p><a href="https://www.dailynews.com/2018/03/09/great-seafood-is-in-the-bag-at-westfield-shopping-mall-in-arcadia-thanks-to-emc/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong>EMC Seafood &amp; Raw Bar</strong></a></p> <p><em>Westfield Santa Anita, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, 626-348-8937; <a href="http://www.emcseafood.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.emcseafood.com</a></em></p> <p>EMC Seafood &amp; Raw Bar is a relatively high-end seafood restaurant, an outdoor café that’s actually indoors, complete with a full bar, for those who, after too much shopping, find themselves in need of a Cucumber Sparkling Martini or a Lychee Margarita.</p> <p>Dishes here range from simple — fried fish tenders, garlic noodles, shrimp cocktail, seaweed and cucumber salads — to impressively sophisticated. As in the case of the monkfish liver with garlic flavored ponzu sauce, the toto tuna tartare with quail eggs, or the Hokkaido scallop carpaccio with smoked salt.</p> <p>There are some good sushi rolls — try the Toro Toro Roll or the Soft Shell Crab Roll. (I’m not sure what to say about the Foie Gras Roll with eel sauce, which seems a strange thing to do with foie gras. Indeed, the presence on the menu of grilled foie gras seems a bit odd. But then, I guess it’s there for someone.)</p> <p>For me, there are whole shrimp done steamed or crispy, a fine sashimi salad, a eminently admirable clam chowder, along with a fine seafood stew, and a lobster roll that’s a lot more elegant than the sort served along the Maine coast, where tarragon butter and a brioche bun is not the way they do it — try mayo and a hot dog bun instead.</p> <p>And yes, you can come here in the midst of shopping. Or come here instead of shopping. It’s worth it, it’s worth the trip, it’s worth parking way outside in the lot, and trudging on in. For the Westfield Topanga branch, at least, it’s a new day in the world of shopping mall dining. Frankly, I don’t miss Panda Express at all.</p> <p><a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2017/11/25/seafood-is-an-excellent-catch-every-day-at-fishwives-in-old-pasadena/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong>Fishwives</strong></a></p> <p><em>88 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Old Pasadena; 626-219-6199, <a href="http://www.fishwives.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.fishwives.com</a></em></p> <p>At Fishwives, seafood is everywhere — and very fine it is too, but not fussy at all. There’s a shrimp cocktail variation, made with Dungeness crab and shrimp, that will spoil you on the steakhouse standard shrimp cocktail forever. The three fish ceviche — halibut, amberjack and salmon — named for Tokyo’s magnificent Tsukiji Fish Market, is an exercise in simple perfection. As is the sashimi plate of kampachi, halibut, scallops, salmon and uni.</p> <p>I love the presence of the uni, a statement that this is a sashimi plate for those who really love the sea. And how about those fried oysters over deviled eggs, a combination of two favorite dishes on one plate — how lucky can a guy get? And it’s seasoned with Old Bay, which would make pencil shavings taste good.</p> <p>There’s a basket of stammers, with half a Maine lobster thrown in for the fun of it. The fish and chips is perfectly crisp…the grilled Spanish octopus with a squid ink vinaigrette properly exotic…and there’s both a Maine lobster roll and a Dungeness crab roll, competing rolls from opposite coasts.</p> <p><a href="https://www.dailynews.com/2017/02/14/mexican-seafood-is-the-catch-of-every-day-at-mariscos-in-van-nuys/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong>Mariscos Martin</strong></a></p> <p><em>13430 Valley Blvd., La Puente, 626-330-5722; 3709 Baldwin Park Blvd., Baldwin Park, 626-960-4566; <a href="https://www.restaurantji.com/ca/la-puente/mariscos-martin-/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.restaurantji.com/ca/la-puente/mariscos-martin-/</a></em></p> <p>From the outside, Mariscos Martin looks a lot smal Pasadena Unified and others weigh online-only for the fall https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/07/14/pasadena-unified-and-others-weigh-online-only-for-the-fall/ San Marino – Pasadena Star News urn:uuid:5c3ce991-77ce-3432-5265-957826f405ff Wed, 15 Jul 2020 06:36:30 +0000 The school board could accept or reject the superintendent's recommendation to keep campuses closed during Thursday's meeting. <p>Pasadena Unified and other nearby school districts may not be sending students back to campuses in the fall, but nothing is set in stone as superintendents across the region prepare to bring suggestions to their respective school boards in the coming weeks.</p> <p>In a Tuesday email, <a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/07/01/pasadena-unifieds-budget-holds-new-anxieties-despite-state-help/">Pasadena Superintendent Brian McDonald</a> cited the <a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/07/13/pasadena-sees-huge-jump-in-coronavirus-cases-over-the-weekend/">recent spike in coronavirus cases</a> across the county, saying he plans to recommend that Pasadena Unified open with a 100% distancing learning model when schools reopen on Aug. 17.</p> <p>The Pasadena Unified school board will vote on his recommendation in its next meeting on Thursday, July 16.</p> <p>The announcement comes on the heels of <a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/07/13/beutner-no-students-on-campus-when-lausd-starts-school-in-fall/">Los Angeles Unified’s decision to hold online-only classes this fall</a>, and guidelines released on Monday from the Los Angeles County Office of Education for reopening campuses.</p> <p>The Los Angeles Department of Public Health, which has the authority to order schools to keep campuses closed, is <a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/07/13/la-county-leaves-door-open-for-school-campuses-to-reopen-next-month/">leaving the decision up to each school district for now</a>.</p> <p>Pasadena’s announcement is something of a pivot for the school district, which recently presented a hybrid model with rotating cohorts of students who would be on campus two days a week, but otherwise online.</p> <p>The plan came out of three models district officials were working on — in-person instruction, online-only and the hybrid model they eventually chose. Throughout the planning process, district officials cited the rapidly changing <a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/tag/coronavirus/">coronavirus</a> landscape as the reason for the three parallel tracks; they’ve said they wanted to remain nimble and be able to react to whatever the virus is doing at the time.</p> <p>“We have been preparing for the possibility of a full distance learning model,” McDonald said. “Our school reopening plan is designed to allow us to move seamlessly from a hybrid model to a full distance learning environment and back again as conditions change.”</p> <p>While McDonald said officials are hoping and planning to bring back in-person instruction as soon as the virus will allow, he added distance learning “will have a strengthened emphasis on teacher-student engagement, including more live interaction with certificated employees and peers for the purpose of instruction, progress monitoring and maintaining school connectedness.” </p> <aside class="related right"> <h2 class="widget-title">Related links</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/07/13/pasadena-sees-huge-jump-in-coronavirus-cases-over-the-weekend/">Pasadena sees huge jump in coronavirus cases over the weekend</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/07/13/the-absolute-worst-scenario-san-gabriel-valley-businesses-react-to-virus-closures/">‘The absolute worst scenario’: San Gabriel Valley businesses react to virus closures</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/07/13/la-county-leaves-door-open-for-school-campuses-to-reopen-next-month/">LA County leaves door open for school campuses to reopen next month</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/07/01/pasadena-unifieds-budget-holds-new-anxieties-despite-state-help/">Pasadena Unified’s budget holds new anxieties despite state help</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/07/10/coronavirus-why-kids-arent-the-germbags-and-grownups-are/">Coronavirus unlikely to be spread by children, research suggests</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/tag/education/">Read more education new</a></li> </ul> </aside> <p>He said more details would come in the next few days.</p> <p>Other nearby school districts appear to be leaning toward a similar online-only, according to statements posted on their websites, but haven’t come to any conclusions just yet.</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.ausd.net/apps/pages/fluseason">Arcadia Unified:</a> “If we believe we cannot meet or exceed these strict guidelines, and protect our students, staff and community to the best of our ability, and keep everyone safe, we will plan on starting school 100% virtually. We will be making our final decision about reopening by the end of this week.”</li> <li>Alhambra Unified: In a statement to this newsgroup last week, Superintendent Denise Jaramillo said they too were planning multiple scenarios for reopening plans, including online-only. </li> <li><a href="https://4.files.edl.io/15ce/07/10/20/204802-3c33106f-32e0-42d1-9995-57b9ff8557af.pdf">Monrovia Unified:</a> In a presentation posted to its website last week, Monrovia Unified officials appeared to be leaning toward an in-person or hybrid learning model. It’s unclear if this has changed this week. </li> <li><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kElhFiF1dT970MOrj8_87Nh6DAclIAR3/view">San Gabriel Unified:</a> In a July 1 letter to the community, San Gabriel Superintendent Jim Symonds explained officials were looking at a hybrid model and an online-only model that the district could move between as needed.</li> <li><a href="https://www.smusd.us/apps/pages/SMUSDSchoolReopeningPlanning">San Marino Unified</a>: Officials at San Marino will be voting on the district’s reopening plan during the board’s July 28 meeting, although <a href="/Users/bbermont/Downloads/10_a_SchoolReopeningStrategicPlanForSanMarino_0.pdf">a presentation on the district’s website</a> indicates  officials are leaning toward a hybrid model currently.</li> </ul> San Marino Fourth Of July Decorations Featuring Mannequin Of President Donald Trump Sparks Controversy https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2020/06/24/san-marino-trump-display-july-4th/ San Marino – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:5d6e0122-add7-2a4f-5a3e-71377d262280 Thu, 25 Jun 2020 03:33:57 +0000 One participating home in San Marino's Fourth of July home decorating contest has gotten a lot of attention for including a mannequin of President Donald Trump holding an American flag.  <div class="featured-video"><div id="p1"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p1").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4602905","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p1","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"LosAngeles.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.LA&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>SAN MARINO (CBSLA)</strong> &#8212; The city of San Marino is hosting a home decorating contest ahead of the Fourth of July holiday.</p> <p>Typically, the city holds a ceremony with traditional fireworks and a community gathering, but that&#8217;s not possible this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.</p> <p>Instead, the recreation department is offering residents their own free home decorating starter kit to encourage them to display their patriotism for neighbors to see.</p> <p>One home, in particular, has gotten a lot of attention for including a mannequin of President Donald Trump holding an American flag.</p> <div id="attachment_1091186" style="width: 380px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/06/Trump-w-flag-San-Marino.png"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1091186" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-1091186 " src="https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/06/Trump-w-flag-San-Marino.png" alt="" width="370" height="244" srcset="https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/06/Trump-w-flag-San-Marino.png 2030w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/06/Trump-w-flag-San-Marino.png?resize=300,198 300w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/06/Trump-w-flag-San-Marino.png?resize=768,507 768w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/06/Trump-w-flag-San-Marino.png?resize=1024,676 1024w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/06/Trump-w-flag-San-Marino.png?resize=1536,1014 1536w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/06/Trump-w-flag-San-Marino.png?resize=640,422 640w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/06/Trump-w-flag-San-Marino.png?resize=970,640 970w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/06/Trump-w-flag-San-Marino.png?resize=1551,1024 1551w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2020/06/Trump-w-flag-San-Marino.png?resize=1500,990 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 370px) 100vw, 370px" /></a><p id="caption-attachment-1091186" class="wp-caption-text">A mannequin display showing President Donald Trump holding an American flag was displayed outside a San Marino home. (Courtesy: CBS2/KCAL9)</p></div> <p class="p1">Leslie Antosy-Flores said she was excited about the friendly competition and put out flags, banners and a depiction of Trump to show her enthusiasm.</p> <p class="p1">&#8220;Of course we have our President Trump. He needs to be recognized since he is our president,&#8221; Antosy-Flores said.</p> <p>The San Marino resident said she has been criticized for the decorations and that she doesn&#8217;t believe she did anything wrong.</p> <p class="p1">&#8220;I did have somebody yell at me and call me a racist. All I&#8217;m doing is displaying him with an American flag. I didn’t do anything with any political agenda,&#8221; she said.</p> <p>Antosy-Flores said she removed the display of Trump several times because of people yelling.</p> <p>Another San Marino resident, who put up a six-foot eagle outside his home, supported her display.</p> <p>&#8220;I think anyone who wants to show their patriotic spirit, God bless them for showing that for this administration, for our country, no matter their opinion,&#8221; Scott Solan said.</p> <p>Opponents of President Trump have characterized using his likeness as a symbol of racial division in this country.</p> <p>San Marino City Councilmember Susan Jakubowski said in response to the backlash over the display that people are able to decorate in any way they wish as long as it&#8217;s not offensive.</p> <p class="p1">&#8220;I think now more so than ever we are all agreeing to be different to get along and this community like every other community has all different beliefs,&#8221; Jakubowski said.</p> <p class="p1">The city gave out 300 starter kits to residents filled with sidewalk chalk, American flags, a pennant banner, one roll of patriotic crepe paper, and a participating home lawn sign.</p> <p>San Marino city leaders say they hope to continue this competition in the years to come.</p> <p class="p1">Winners for the home decorating contest &#8212; in the categories of Most Creative, Most Patriotic, Judge’s Choice, and Honorable Mention &#8212; will be announced on July 2.</p> <p>The top four finalists in each category will receive a gift card from a local business and a recognition lawn sign.</p> San Marino school board proposes ethnic studies course following controversy https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/06/24/san-marino-school-board-proposes-ethnic-studies-course-following-controversy/ San Marino – Pasadena Star News urn:uuid:f82cf309-88dd-d80a-dc51-1b4080a5f51a Wed, 24 Jun 2020 12:50:02 +0000 That's just one of the ways the school district is considering to diversify the curriculum and sensitize staff to marginalized groups. <p>In response to <a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/06/14/hate-messages-targeted-at-san-marino-students-trigger-outrage/">community demands for diversity education</a>, the San Marino Unified school board proposed a new ethnic studies course and curriculum changes during a special board meeting on Tuesday, June 23.</p> <p>Jason Kurtenbach, executive director of Curriculum and Instruction and incoming principal of San Marino High School, presented a plan to implement curriculum and professional development in diversity and inclusion.</p> <p>As initial steps, the district would administer implicit bias training for all district staff and restorative practices for students.</p> <p>Kurtenbach proposed a schoolwide curriculum update for San Marino High, tentatively scheduled for launch in the 2021-2022 school year: developing a new ethnic studies course, diversifying senior literature options and enhancing courses in other departments to include contributions by marginalized groups in the discipline cannon.</p> <p>He also discussed a required freshman seminar that would serve as an orientation to San Marino High combined with health and tolerance components.</p> <p>“Having worked in education for over 20 years, I have had the opportunity to learn from many different individuals, schools and districts,” Kurtenback wrote in an email to this newsgroup.</p> <p>“We hope to provide everyone in our community, especially our students, with ongoing learning and the skills necessary… to value the inherent dignity and humanity in everyone they meet and to become leaders who can participate fully in a diverse, complex global culture in a daily effort to end racism, xenophobia and hatred,” he wrote.</p> <p>During a public comment, a recent graduate of San Marino High praised Kurtenbach’s plan but urged the school district to hold students accountable, referring to three current and former San Marino students involved in a <a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/06/17/fbi-helping-san-marino-police-investigate-hate-messages/">hate message incident</a> which catalyzed the curriculum changes.</p> <p>The board clarified that even when students are disciplined for misconduct, the school district would protect students’ privacy, especially for minors.</p> <p>Superintendent Jeff Wilson supported Kurtenbach&#8217;s proposal, which “has to be purposeful, and not just reactive,” Wilson said during the meeting.</p> <p>“As we begin to unpack this and look at meeting the needs of our kids in very personal ways,&#8221; he said, &#8220;that means we’re including their lived experiences and their backgrounds and their cultures in their learning process.” </p> <aside class="related right"> <h2 class="widget-title">Related links</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/06/14/hate-messages-targeted-at-san-marino-students-trigger-outrage/">Hate messages targeted at San Marino students spark outrage</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/06/17/fbi-helping-san-marino-police-investigate-hate-messages/">FBI helping San Marino police investigate hate messages</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/06/24/photos-artists-spread-anti-racism-message-on-boarded-up-storefronts/">Photos: Artists spread anti-racism message on boarded-up storefronts</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/06/23/photos-students-color-pasadena-altadena-streets-in-support-of-black-lives-matter/">Photos: Students’ murals on Pasadena, Altadena streets in support of Black Lives Matter</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/location/california/los-angeles-county/san-gabriel-valley/san-marino/">More San Marino coverage</a></li> </ul> </aside> <p>For this special meeting, the school board invited Sharon Harvey, Los Angeles County Office of Education’s employee development &amp; project manager, to facilitate a discussion about diversity training and inclusive curriculum.</p> <p>“Familiarity breeds empathy,” Harvey said during the discussion. “The decision to introduce (an ethnic studies) course will allow students to engage in critical thinking and make their decisions about the contributions of others.</p> <p>&#8220;It will make some students incredibly proud, and it will bring enlightenment to some students.”</p> Huntington Library Will Reopen Gardens To Members https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2020/06/18/huntington-library-reopen-public-july-1/ San Marino – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:38ae0ef8-7a85-64da-195c-ea951e1cf8a4 Thu, 18 Jun 2020 21:48:09 +0000 The Huntington reopened its gardens to its members Wednesday, and will open to the public on July 1. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p2"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p2").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4595208","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p2","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"LosAngeles.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.LA&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>SAN MARINO (CBSLA)</strong> — The Huntington Library has reopened, but there are limits and changes.</p> <p>The Huntington reopened its gardens to its members Wednesday, and will open to the public on July 1.</p> <p>Visitors are being asked to stay away if they feel sick, and people who do visit will be required to undergo temperature checks and urged to keep 6 feet apart from other people, wearing face coverings and wash their hands often.</p> <p>Guest passes are not being permitted during the June member reopening, and all guest passes will require advance reservations starting in July. Non-member tickets will be available for purchase starting on June 28.</p> <p>While the Huntington’s extensive gardens have reopened, the Children’s Garden, research library and several galleries will remain closed.</p> 12 Southern California museums and cultural centers you can visit virtually https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/03/26/12-southern-california-museums-and-cultural-centers-you-can-visit-virtually/ San Marino – Daily Breeze urn:uuid:a1c2686c-6ca4-d86d-c467-f92de86ecbfb Thu, 26 Mar 2020 11:39:46 +0000 Watch penguins, learn how to make a fossil skull puppet and more by tuning in to these Southern California museums from your home. <p>The entire state may be on lockdown due to the <a href="/tag/coronavirus">novel coronavirus pandemic</a>, but that doesn’t mean people can’t visit museums and cultural institutions, at least virtually.</p> <p>In response to the stay-at-home order to fight the spread of the virus, several local institutions are offering a way to experience culture, art and science with new online programming.</p> <p>Much of the online programming is free, but donations to keep these institutions going are accepted.</p> <p>Here are a dozen places in Southern California where you can log on and get your culture on.</p> <h4 class="">Los Angeles County</h4> <p><strong>Aquarium of the Pacific</strong></p> <p><strong>Where</strong>: <a href="http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/">aquariumofpacific.org</a></p> <p><strong>Details</strong>: People can still check out adorable penguins, see menacing sharks swim around and stare at all the fish in the giant fish tank in the main hall (it’s officially called the Honda Blue Cavern) thanks to the Long Beach venue’s new <a href="https://www.presstelegram.com/2020/03/23/with-doors-shut-by-coronavirus-outbreak-aquarium-of-the-pacific-initiates-online-academy-with-videos-workshops-and-more/">Aquarium Online Academy</a>. The Academy is a one-stop-shop for all the online activities you can handle until the Aquarium reopens. Some of the online fun includes live webcams focusing on a few of the animals (be prepared to waste hours staring at penguins); lectures for adults that touch on topics such as climate change; and online classes for kids that teach them about things such as kelp forests and the inner workings of squids. There is both streaming and on-demand content sectioned out by grade levels.</p> <p><strong>Battleship Iowa Museum</strong></p> <p><strong>Where</strong>: <a href="https://www.pacificbattleship.com/">pacificbattleship.com</a></p> <p><strong>Details</strong>: The battleship in San Pedro is inviting all on board with its Battleship Iowa app. Available at the app store, it lets you explore the ship via a 360-degree tour of the ship. You can also watch historic and educational videos and explore each deck of the USS Iowa through an interactive map.</p> <p><strong>The Getty</strong></p> <p><strong>Where</strong>: <a href="https://www.getty.edu/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlvjqr5m06AIVgx6tBh3JkAn4EAAYASAAEgK9mvD_BwE">getty.edu</a></p> <p><strong>Details</strong>: In order to keep people’s artistic spirits up, the Getty, which has the Getty Villa in Malibu and the larger Getty Center property in the hills of Brentwood, has rounded up a collection of its exhibitions, podcasts, and videos into one accessible page. People can explore online exhibits such as “Michelangelo: Mind of the Master,” “Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq,” or listen to podcasts including “Recording Artists: Radical Women” or watch a video that teaches people all about the mummification process.</p> <p><strong>Grammy Museum</strong></p> <p><strong>Where</strong>: <a href="https://www.grammymuseum.org/">grammymuseum.org</a></p> <p><strong>Details:</strong> You can use the time spent indoors to really get to know some of your favorite artists thanks to the <a href="https://www.dailynews.com/2020/03/20/grammy-museum-debuts-free-digital-content-with-billie-eilish-brandi-carlile-x-and-more/">Grammy Museum</a>. The downtown LA venue is uploading previously unreleased video interviews taped inside its 200-seat Clive Davis Theater every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. So far the list includes Larkin Poe (March 25), X Ambassadors (March 28), Brandi Carlile (March 30), Billie Eilish and Finneas (April 1), Greta Van Fleet (April 4) and Kool &amp; The Gang (April 6).</p> <p>The museum is also releasing slideshows featuring past exhibitions every Friday. Some of the exhibitions going up digitally include “X: 40 Years Of Punk in Los Angeles” and  “Take Me Out To The Ball Game: Popular Music And The National Pastime.”</p> <div class="article-slideshow"><button class="icon-close"></button><ul data-total="13"><li data-index="1"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="683" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Music-Grammywatch-Expanded-Nominees.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Music-Grammywatch-Expanded-Nominees.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Music-Grammywatch-Expanded-Nominees.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Music-Grammywatch-Expanded-Nominees.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Music-Grammywatch-Expanded-Nominees.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Music-Grammywatch-Expanded-Nominees.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">The Grammy Museum is offering several online programs while it&#8217;s closed due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. (AP file photo by Julio Cortez) </p></div></li><li data-index="2"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="659" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LPT-L-SANTADIVER-1209-03BM.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LPT-L-SANTADIVER-1209-03BM.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LPT-L-SANTADIVER-1209-03BM.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LPT-L-SANTADIVER-1209-03BM.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LPT-L-SANTADIVER-1209-03BM.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LPT-L-SANTADIVER-1209-03BM.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">People can check out the penguins via webcam and take part in other activities at The Aquarium of the Pacific even while the venue is closed due to the coronavirus outbreak . (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) </p></div></li><li class="slideshow-ad-video" data-index="2"><div class="image-wrapper slideshow-ad-wrapper"><video id="ad-video-element" webkit-playsinline playsinline></video><div class="video-ad" id="adContainer"></div><div class="video-ad-controls"><div class="button volume-ad unmute-video" id="volumeAd"> Sound</div><div class="countdown">The gallery will resume in<span id="countdownTimer"></span>seconds</div></div></div></li><li data-index="3"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="684" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/0323_ldn-l-gettingout-cal-0323_nws_ldn-l-a2photo-peterson1.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/0323_ldn-l-gettingout-cal-0323_nws_ldn-l-a2photo-peterson1.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/0323_ldn-l-gettingout-cal-0323_nws_ldn-l-a2photo-peterson1.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/0323_ldn-l-gettingout-cal-0323_nws_ldn-l-a2photo-peterson1.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/0323_ldn-l-gettingout-cal-0323_nws_ldn-l-a2photo-peterson1.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/0323_ldn-l-gettingout-cal-0323_nws_ldn-l-a2photo-peterson1.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">The Petersen Automotive Museum will livestream a tour of its Vault while it remains closed due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by David Crane/Los Angeles News Group) </p></div></li><li data-index="4"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="650" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LPT-L-OUTABOUT-1011.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LPT-L-OUTABOUT-1011.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LPT-L-OUTABOUT-1011.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LPT-L-OUTABOUT-1011.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LPT-L-OUTABOUT-1011.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LPT-L-OUTABOUT-1011.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">The Battleship USS Iowa Museum has an app people can down load to take tours of the ship while it&#8217;s closed due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) </p></div></li><li data-index="5"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="684" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LDN-L-FIRSTNHM-0216-2.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LDN-L-FIRSTNHM-0216-2.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LDN-L-FIRSTNHM-0216-2.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LDN-L-FIRSTNHM-0216-2.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LDN-L-FIRSTNHM-0216-2.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LDN-L-FIRSTNHM-0216-2.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is offering online programs during the novel coronavirus outbreak. (File photo by David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG). </p></div></li><li class="slideshow-ad-slide" data-index="5"><div class="image-wrapper slideshow-ad-wrapper"><div class="slideshow-ad" id="ad-in-slideshow"></div></div></li><li data-index="6"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="650" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/sgt-l-movie-theaters-0223_8-2.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/sgt-l-movie-theaters-0223_8-2.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/sgt-l-movie-theaters-0223_8-2.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/sgt-l-movie-theaters-0223_8-2.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/sgt-l-movie-theaters-0223_8-2.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/sgt-l-movie-theaters-0223_8-2.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will be offering some of its exhibits online while it remains closed due to the novel coronavirus outbreak (Photo by Ed Crisostom </p></div></li><li data-index="7"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="579" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PAS-L-STINKY-0727-3-16x9-1.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PAS-L-STINKY-0727-3-16x9-1.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PAS-L-STINKY-0727-3-16x9-1.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PAS-L-STINKY-0727-3-16x9-1.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PAS-L-STINKY-0727-3-16x9-1.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PAS-L-STINKY-0727-3-16x9-1.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">A Corpse Flower is readying to bloom at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. (Photo courtesy of The Huntington). </p></div></li><li data-index="8"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="624" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/17899300.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/17899300.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/17899300.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/17899300.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/17899300.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/17899300.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">Ten years in the making, The Garden of Flowing Fragrance, or Liu Fang Yuan opened to the public February 23, 2008 at The Huntington Library, Arts Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. Suzhou-style gardens features a 1.5-acre lake, complex of pavilions, a tea house and tea shop, and five stone bridges. This initial phase of the garden covers about 3.5 acres of a planned 12-acre site. Development of futre phases of the Chinese Garden will proceed over a period of years. (SGVN/Photo by Walt Mancini/SXCity) </p></div></li><li data-index="9"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="586" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/0420_nws_ldn_l_wildart_jm_4.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/0420_nws_ldn_l_wildart_jm_4.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/0420_nws_ldn_l_wildart_jm_4.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/0420_nws_ldn_l_wildart_jm_4.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/0420_nws_ldn_l_wildart_jm_4.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/0420_nws_ldn_l_wildart_jm_4.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino may be clised due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, but people can still visit the venue online, CA 4/19/2015 (Photo by John McCoy Daily News) </p></div></li><li data-index="10"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="718" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/DPT-L-THEGUIDE2-1017.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/DPT-L-THEGUIDE2-1017.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/DPT-L-THEGUIDE2-1017.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/DPT-L-THEGUIDE2-1017.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/DPT-L-THEGUIDE2-1017.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/DPT-L-THEGUIDE2-1017.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">Casa Romantica’s mansion and garden are closed to the public but the venue is offering plenty of online activities. (Register file photo) </p></div></li><li class="slideshow-ad-slide" data-index="10"><div class="image-wrapper slideshow-ad-wrapper"></div></li><li data-index="11"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="619" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/RDF-L-MUSEUM-0717_TLP13.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/RDF-L-MUSEUM-0717_TLP13.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/RDF-L-MUSEUM-0717_TLP13.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/RDF-L-MUSEUM-0717_TLP13.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/RDF-L-MUSEUM-0717_TLP13.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/RDF-L-MUSEUM-0717_TLP13.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">The San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands has posted some of its exhibits online through the Google Arts &amp; Culture website (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) </p></div></li><li data-index="12"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="611" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/RPE-L-CHEECH-0117-01CY.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/RPE-L-CHEECH-0117-01CY.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/RPE-L-CHEECH-0117-01CY.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/RPE-L-CHEECH-0117-01CY.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/RPE-L-CHEECH-0117-01CY.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/RPE-L-CHEECH-0117-01CY.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">The Riverside Art Museum has posted some of its exhibits online at Google Arts &amp; Culture website during its closure as part of the novel coronavirus outbreak.. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) </p></div></li><li data-index="13"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="658" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/rpe-l-weekahead-0421-2.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/rpe-l-weekahead-0421-2.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/rpe-l-weekahead-0421-2.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/rpe-l-weekahead-0421-2.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/rpe-l-weekahead-0421-2.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/rpe-l-weekahead-0421-2.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">The Western Science Center in Hemet is offering online educational programs during the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Stan Lim, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) </p></div></li></ul><div class="caption"><button class="caption-expand">Show Caption</button><div class="slideshow-credit"></div><div class="slide-count"><span class="current"></span> of <span class="total"></span></div><p class="slideshow-caption"></p><a href="#" class="icon-enlarge"><span>Expand</span></a></div></div> <p><strong>The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Garden</strong></p> <p><strong>Where</strong>: <a href="https://www.huntington.org/botanical-collections-tours">Huntington.org</a>.</p> <p><strong>Details</strong>: In hopes of giving people a place where they could stroll while still keeping a safe distance from each other <a href="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2019/05/13/the-huntington-library-rose-garden/">The Huntington</a> kept its botanical gardens open even after the venue closed its galleries. But on March 18 the gardens were forced to close as well. While it doesn’t compare to taking a walk through the picturesque gardens, people can still take an online stroll by clicking on the Botanical Collections Tour on the venue’s website. From there you can check out spots like the Rose Garden, the Chinese and Japanese gardens and the Children’s Garden. The Huntington also just launched a new podcast called &#8220;The Collections,&#8221; hosted by Huntington President Karen R. Lawrence, who talks about all aspects of the venue.</p> <p><strong>Los Angeles County Museum of Art</strong></p> <p><strong>Where</strong>: <a href="https://www.lacma.org/hours?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlqe2-v6z6AIVkf5kCh20XgKcEAAYASAAEgLbuPD_BwE&amp;gclsrc=aw.ds">Lacma.org</a></p> <p><strong>Details</strong>: In response to the novel coronavirus outbreak LACMA completely redesigned its homepage and dubbed it LACMA@Home. From the new page, virtual visitors can check out artwork from the venue’s permanent collection, watch short films and documentaries, and hey, why not brush up on your Chinese painting expertise with an online art course that’s available now.</p> <p><strong>Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County</strong></p> <p><strong>Where</strong>: <a href="https://nhmlac.org/connects">NHMLAC.ORG/connects</a>.</p> <p><strong>Details</strong>: Not long after temporarily closing its doors, the museum launched its NHMLAC Connects program, which not only continues to teach people about nature but will even take you on a tour through the streets of L.A. Some of the activities compiled in the new online program are behind-the-scenes tours of the museum with videos that show things such as how dinosaur skeletons at the facility were assembled as well as experts chatting about the museum&#8217;s various exhibits. Among the activities for kids is a class on how to make your own fossil skull puppet, and while it may not be the same as going out for a drive through the city, there is also a video that takes you through a tour of L.A. that explains how many of the streets got their names.</p> <p><strong>Petersen Automotive Museum</strong></p> <p><strong>Where</strong>: <a href="https://www.petersen.org/">Petersen.org</a></p> <p><strong>Details</strong>: Just because you shouldn’t be out driving doesn’t mean you still can’t check out a few really cool cars. On select dates the museum will offer hour-long livestream tours led by a car expert, and  yo Huntington Library’s restored ‘Blue Boy’ returning to view https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/02/27/huntington-librarys-restored-blue-boy-returning-to-view/ San Marino – Daily Breeze urn:uuid:2b51c154-364d-0fcb-cdd2-985afba65bd9 Thu, 27 Feb 2020 17:51:02 +0000 'The Blue Boy' has been a star of The Huntington's collections since we opened as the first old masters museum in Los Angeles in 1928 <p>After a nearly three-year restoration effort, &#8220;The Blue Boy,&#8221; one of the most prized exhibits at the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, will return to public display next month.</p> <p>&#8220;&#8216;The Blue Boy&#8217; has been a star of The Huntington&#8217;s collections since we opened as the first old masters museum in Los Angeles in 1928, when visitors flocked to see this magnificent work of 18th-century British portraiture,&#8221; Huntington President Karen R. Lawrence said in a statement. &#8220;Now the painting is again the center of a joyous occasion, as we celebrate the completion of a robust and thoughtful conservation project.&#8221;</p> <p>The painting will go back on public view March 26 in the Thornton Portrait Gallery.</p> <p>The restoration effort, dubbed &#8220;Project Blue Boy,&#8221; began in August of 2017. The work by British artist Thomas Gainsborough, painted in roughly 1770, was fully removed from public view for about a year. But from September 2018 to September 2019, museum visitors were given the chance to watch as the restoration work was done on the painting.</p> <p>More than 217,000 visitors got a glimpse of the effort during that time.</p> <p>&#8220;A well-attended exhibition showcasing the conservator at work, more than 100 public talks and the convening of experts in the field all helped to define &#8216;Project Blue Boy&#8217; as an ambitious and successful project with an educational focus,&#8221; Lawrence said.</p> <p>The masterpiece — a lifesize image of a young man in a blue satin suit — was purchased by The Huntington&#8217;s founder, railroad magnate Henry E. Huntington, in 1921 for $728,800, a record price for a painting at the time.</p> <figure id="attachment_2515377" class="wp-caption aligncenter size-article_inline_half"><img class=" lazyautosizes lazyload" src="https://i1.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/LDN-L-BUEBOY-0228.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" width="2359" data-sizes="auto" data-src="https://i1.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/LDN-L-BUEBOY-0228.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1" data-srcset="https://i1.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/LDN-L-BUEBOY-0228.jpg?fit=620%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 620w,https://i1.wp.com/scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/LDN-L-BUEBOY-0228.jpg?fit=310%2C9999px&amp;ssl=1 310w" /><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today that the extensive 18-month initiative to analyze, conserve, and restore The Blue Boy (ca. 1770) by Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788) is complete, and the iconic painting will go back on view Thursday, March 26, in the Thornton Portrait Gallery. With much of the process carried out in public view during the “Project Blue Boy” exhibition (Sept. 22, 2018–Sept. 30, 2019), the major undertaking involved high-tech data gathering and analysis as well as more than 500 hours of expert conservation work to remove old overpaint and varnish, repair and reattach the lining and other structural materials, and inpaint areas of loss as a result of flaking and abrasion. Photo: Huntington, courtesy image</figcaption></figure> <p>Before bringing the British treasure to San Marino, art dealer Joseph Duveen organized an international publicity campaign that made the painting more famous than ever. It was the art centerpiece of the museum when it opened in 1928, a year after Huntington died, and has remained so. The iconic painting&#8217;s first owner, aristocrat Jonathan Buttall (1752-1805), was once thought to be the model for the painting, but the identity of the famed work&#8217;s subject remains unknown.</p> <p>Huntington officials said the painting had been on almost constant display since the museum opened, necessitating the restoration project.</p> <p>According to the museum, the effort involved &#8220;more than 500 hours of expert conservation work to remove old overpaint and varnish, repair and reattach the lining and other structural materials, and inpaint areas of loss as a result of flaking and abrasion.&#8221;</p> <p>Museum officials said the restoration included the removal of &#8220;several uneven layers of dirt and discolored varnish,&#8221; revealing the painting&#8217;s &#8220;original brilliant blues and other pigments.&#8221;</p> <p>&#8220;Then, with tiny brushes, the artist&#8217;s brushstrokes were reconnected across the voids of past damage as part of the inpainting process,&#8221; 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Two 17-year-old boys were street racing when they crashed and flew into the center median, killing Crispo and the dog.</p> <p>&#8220;You know, we know they&#8217;re juveniles,&#8221; Christy Neville, Crispo&#8217;s friend, said. &#8220;They&#8217;re not gonna be going to jail.&#8221;</p> <p>But Crispo&#8217;s friends and family had been holding onto hope that the two boys would face severe consequences for their life-ending actions.</p> <p>&#8220;To me, the punishment doesn&#8217;t fit the crime,&#8221; Neville said.</p> <p>The boys were ultimately sentenced to probation — one for 30 days and the other for 60 days — allowed to return home and attend work service and hospital morgue programs.</p> <p>&#8220;You can&#8217;t teach kids that it&#8217;s OK to go out and street race and if you kill someone all you&#8217;re gonna get is community service or probation,&#8221; Neville said.</p> <p>Crispo was a longtime teacher at Pasadena City College and Don Bosco Tech.</p> <p>He was adored by his friends and cherished by his girlfriend of 15 years who said what happened should serve as a lesson to teenagers that street racing is not a game, and that a car can be a lethal weapon.</p> <p>But, she said, probation alone does not make that point.</p> <p>&#8220;I mean, how is that going to teach our kids of the future not to street race,&#8221; Neville said.</p> <p>The boys also have to write apology letters to Crispo&#8217;s family, and Neville said she hopes they dig deep.</p> <p>&#8220;They&#8217;re still going to school and living their life,&#8221; she said. &#8220;And Martha&#8217;s without the love of her life, and she lost her dog.&#8221;</p> Last day to register to vote in Nov. 5 city elections in Los Angeles County is Oct. 21 https://www.dailybreeze.com/2019/10/18/last-day-to-register-to-vote-in-nov-5-city-elections-in-los-angeles-county-is-oct-21/ San Marino – Daily Breeze urn:uuid:f1cd3294-04f4-fade-fb21-e20603aa41da Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:17:46 +0000 Are you registered to vote in a Nov. 5 election in some cities in Los Angeles County? Find out on Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk website. <p>Nov. 5 is election day for some cities in Los Angeles County, with voters facing decisions for city council posts, taxes &#8212; hotel, parcel and sales &#8212; and school board seats. And the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk office points out that Monday, Oct. 21 at 11:59 p.m. is the registration deadline for eligible voters.</p> <p>Elections will be held in Claremont, Compton, Hermosa Beach, Irwindale, La Habra Heights, Long Beach, Lynwood, Monrovia, Pico Rivera, Rancho Palos Verdes, San Marino, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena.</p> <p>First, voters should check out their registration status to be sure that their information is correct on the registrar&#8217;s website.</p> <p>Registration options include:</p> <ul> <li>Applying online at <a href="http://lavote.net">lavote.net;</a></li> <li>Mailing in a voter registration form. 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County Sheriff&#8217;s deputy noticed a Subaru speeding in the area of San Gabriel Boulevard and Duarte Road and decided to give chase in his Mercedes with the intention of asking the driver to slow down, San Marino police told CBS2 Monday.</p> <div id="attachment_1039352" style="width: 310px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/09/Capture-29.jpg"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1039352" loading="lazy" class="size-medium wp-image-1039352" src="https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/09/Capture-29.jpg?w=300" alt="" width="300" height="168" srcset="https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/09/Capture-29.jpg 607w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/09/Capture-29.jpg?resize=300,168 300w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/09/Capture-29.jpg?resize=310,174 310w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/09/Capture-29.jpg?resize=320,180 320w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a><p id="caption-attachment-1039352" class="wp-caption-text">Investigators on scene of the accidental shooting in San Marino, Calif. Sept. 23, 2019. (CBS2)</p></div> <p>The deputy caught up with the Subaru and motioned for its driver, who turned out to be an off-duty Alhambra police officer, to roll down his window.</p> <p>The officer told investigators that he feared for his safety and tried to pull out his gun, at which point it accidentally discharged, and he shot himself in the torso, police said.</p> <p>The officer was rushed by ambulance to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries and he is expected to survive. The deputy was not hurt.</p> <p>Records indicate the owner of the Subaru is an Alhambra police officer, but officials told CBSLA&#8217;s Dave Lopez they would not comment on any such information.</p> <p>San Marino police also did not release the officer&#8217;s identity.</p> <p>The deputy is assigned to the LASD Courts Services Division, police said.</p> <p>Neither the deputy or the officer have been arrested or charged. There&#8217;s no evidence that either man knew the other was law enforcement, police said. The incident was initially reported as a road rage confrontation, but police later clarified to CBS2 that was not the case.</p> <p>San Marino police are continuing to investigate.</p> Is your teacher one of LA County’s 16 Teachers of the Year? Find out here https://www.dailybreeze.com/2019/09/20/is-your-teacher-one-of-la-countys-16-teachers-of-the-year-find-out-here/ San Marino – Daily Breeze urn:uuid:648ffaa1-0c47-eb0a-e069-09629710ba06 Fri, 20 Sep 2019 18:34:43 +0000 The 16 teachers represent the cream of the crop of 56 school districts throughout LA County. County's top teachers celebrated at the Universal City Hilton. <p>Remember that one teacher, who made that huge difference for you? That one person who made the classroom an experience, a destination, rather than a place to be dreaded. (Or, maybe it was the one who you dreaded, but would later come to admire.)</p> <p>So many are unsung (73,000 of them across 56 districts in LA County, to be exact) but 16 of them, from LA County, were sung Friday at a ceremony honoring them at the Universal City Hilton.</p> <div class="article-slideshow"><button class="icon-close"></button><ul data-total="10"><li data-index="1"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="683" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-8-1.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-8-1.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-8-1.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-8-1.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-8-1.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-8-1.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">Veronica Escobedo, a fifth grade teacher at Tamarisk elementary school in Palmdale, receives her Teacher of the year award from Debra Duardo, Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools at an awards luncheon held at the Hilton in Universal City Friday, September 20, 2019. Representing diverse K-12 districts from around the county winners serve as standard-bearers for the county’s 73,000-member public teaching corps for the academic year. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) </p></div></li><li data-index="2"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="683" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-10-3.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-10-3.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-10-3.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-10-3.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-10-3.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-10-3.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">Los Angeles county teachers of the year pose for photos at an awards luncheon held at the Hilton in Universal City Friday, September 20, 2019. Representing diverse K-12 districts from around the county winners serve as standard-bearers for the county’s 73,000-member public teaching corps for the academic year. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) </p></div></li><li class="slideshow-ad-video" data-index="2"><div class="image-wrapper slideshow-ad-wrapper"><video id="ad-video-element" webkit-playsinline playsinline></video><div class="video-ad" id="adContainer"></div><div class="video-ad-controls"><div class="button volume-ad unmute-video" id="volumeAd"> Sound</div><div class="countdown">The gallery will resume in<span id="countdownTimer"></span>seconds</div></div></div></li><li data-index="3"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="683" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-9-1.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-9-1.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-9-1.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-9-1.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-9-1.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-9-1.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">Laurel Priesz, an english teacher at Canyon high school in Canyon Country, CA receives her Teacher of the year award from James Cross, President of the Los Angeles County Board of Education at an awards luncheon held at the Hilton in Universal City Friday, September 20, 2019. Representing diverse K-12 districts from around the county winners serve as standard-bearers for the county’s 73,000-member public teaching corps for the academic year. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) </p></div></li><li data-index="4"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="683" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-7-1.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-7-1.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-7-1.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-7-1.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-7-1.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-7-1.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">Allison Akeo, a sixth grade teacher at Marshall Academy of the Arts in Long Beach receives her Teacher of the year award from Debra Duardo, Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools at an awards luncheon held at the Hilton in Universal City Friday, September 20, 2019. Representing diverse K-12 districts from around the county winners serve as standard-bearers for the county’s 73,000-member public teaching corps for the academic year. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) </p></div></li><li data-index="5"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="683" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-4-1.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-4-1.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-4-1.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-4-1.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-4-1.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-4-1.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">Jennifer Bell, an english teacher at Glendora high school receives her Teacher of the year award from Debra Duardo, Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools at an awards luncheon held at the Hilton in Universal City Friday, September 20, 2019. Representing diverse K-12 districts from around the county winners serve as standard-bearers for the county’s 73,000-member public teaching corps for the academic year. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) </p></div></li><li class="slideshow-ad-slide" data-index="5"><div class="image-wrapper slideshow-ad-wrapper"><div class="slideshow-ad" id="ad-in-slideshow"></div></div></li><li data-index="6"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="683" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-3-1.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-3-1.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-3-1.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-3-1.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-3-1.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-3-1.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">Heather Ladd, first grade teacher at Washington elementary school in San Pedro, receives her Teacher of the year award from Debra Duardo, Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools at an awards luncheon held at the Hilton in Universal City Friday, September 20, 2019. Representing diverse K-12 districts from around the county winners serve as standard-bearers for the county’s 73,000-member public teaching corps for the academic year. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) </p></div></li><li data-index="7"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="683" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-1-1.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-1-1.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-1-1.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-1-1.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-1-1.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-1-1.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">Amy Weisberg, a kindergarten teacher at Topanga Elementary Charter school in Topanga receives her Teacher of the year award from Debra Duardo, Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools at an awards luncheon held at the Hilton in Universal City Friday, September 20, 2019. Representing diverse K-12 districts from around the county winners serve as standard-bearers for the county’s 73,000-member public teaching corps for the academic year. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) </p></div></li><li data-index="8"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="683" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-6-1.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-6-1.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-6-1.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-6-1.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-6-1.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-6-1.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">Michael Danielson, right, a physical education teacher at First Avenue school in Arcadia, receives hisTeacher of the year award at an awards luncheon held at the Hilton in Universal City Friday, September 20, 2019. Representing diverse K-12 districts from around the county winners serve as standard-bearers for the county’s 73,000-member public teaching corps for the academic year. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) </p></div></li><li data-index="9"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="683" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-2-1.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-2-1.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-2-1.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-2-1.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-2-1.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-2-1.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">Guy Myers, a drama teacher at John Burroughs High School in Burbank receives his Teacher of the Year award from Debra Duardo, Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools at an awards luncheon held at the Hilton in Universal City Friday, September 20, 2019. Representing diverse K-12 districts from around the county winners serve as standard-bearers for the county’s 73,000-member public teaching corps for the academic year. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) </p></div></li><li data-index="10"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="1024" height="683" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-5-1.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-5-1.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-5-1.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-5-1.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-5-1.jpg?w=630 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920-DC-5-1.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">Susan Levy, a second grade teacher at Chaparral elementary school in Westlake Village receives her Teacher of the year award from Debra Duardo, Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools at an awards luncheon held at the Hilton in Universal City Friday, September 20, 2019. Representing diverse K-12 districts from around the county winners serve as standard-bearers for the county’s 73,000-member public teaching corps for the academic year. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) </p></div></li><li class="slideshow-ad-slide" data-index="10"><div class="image-wrapper slideshow-ad-wrapper"></div></li></ul><div class="caption"><button class="caption-expand">Show Caption</button><div class="slideshow-credit"></div><div class="slide-count"><span class="current"></span> of <span class="total"></span></div><p class="slideshow-caption"></p><a href="#" class="icon-enlarge"><span>Expand</span></a></div></div> <p>They came from classrooms across the region, from Torrance to Arcadia and from West Covina to Valencia. All were deemed LA County Teachers of the Year for 2019 and were honored at a banquet Friday.</p> <p>“What better way to launch the school year than to honor extraordinary teachers and the teaching profession,” Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools Debra Duardo said in a statement. “These individuals are the heart and soul of a good education, each day instilling a love of learning and inspiring our young people to reach their full potential.”</p> <p>The winners were made up of 14 women and two men, teaching a range of grades and subjects. They each got a little extra cash, too, to the tune of $1,000 from the program&#8217;s main sponsor, the California Credit Union.</p> <p>So, drum roll please&#8230;  Without further ado&#8230; Your LA County Teachers of the Year:</p> <div class="article-slideshow"><button class="icon-close"></button><ul data-total="16"><li data-index="1"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="525" height="654" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920_LADD.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920_LADD.jpg?w=525 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920_LADD.jpg?w=525 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920_LADD.jpg?w=525 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920_LADD.jpg?w=525 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920_LADD.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">L.A. County Teachers of the Year, Redondo Beach Unified District — HEATHER LADD Washington ES, First Grade; Years Teaching: 22; Residence: San Pedro (Courtesy of Los Angeles County Office of Education) </p></div></li><li data-index="2"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="525" height="654" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920_MYERS.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920_MYERS.jpg?w=525 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920_MYERS.jpg?w=525 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920_MYERS.jpg?w=525 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920_MYERS.jpg?w=525 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920_MYERS.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">L.A. County Teachers of the Year, Burbank Unified School District — GUY MYERS John Burroughs HS, Drama/Musical Theatre; Years Teaching: 16; Residence: Burbank (Courtesy of Los Angeles County Office of Education) </p></div></li><li class="slideshow-ad-video" data-index="2"><div class="image-wrapper slideshow-ad-wrapper"><video id="ad-video-element" webkit-playsinline playsinline></video><div class="video-ad" id="adContainer"></div><div class="video-ad-controls"><div class="button volume-ad unmute-video" id="volumeAd"> Sound</div><div class="countdown">The gallery will resume in<span id="countdownTimer"></span>seconds</div></div></div></li><li data-index="3"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="525" height="654" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920_LEVY.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920_LEVY.jpg?w=525 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920_LEVY.jpg?w=525 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920_LEVY.jpg?w=525 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920_LEVY.jpg?w=525 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920_LEVY.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">L.A. County Teachers of the Year, Las Virgenes Unified School District — SUSAN LEVY Chaparral ES, Second Grade; Years Teaching: 24; Residence: Westlake Village (Courtesy of Los Angeles County Office of Education) </p></div></li><li data-index="4"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="525" height="654" src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920_WILLIAMS.jpg" class="attachment-article_inline size-article_inline lazyload" alt="" loading="lazy" draggable="false" data-sizes="auto" data-srcset="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920_WILLIAMS.jpg?w=525 620w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920_WILLIAMS.jpg?w=525 780w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920_WILLIAMS.jpg?w=525 810w,https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920_WILLIAMS.jpg?w=525 630w" data-src="https://www.dailybreeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LDN-L-TEACHERS-0920_WILLIAMS.jpg" /><p class="slide-credit"></p><p class="slide-caption">L.A. 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County Teachers of the Year, Beverly Hills Unified School District — LAUREN STUART El Rodeo School, English Language Arts; Years Teaching: 12; Residence: Sherman Oaks (Courtesy of Los Angeles County Office of Education) </p></div></li><li class="slideshow-ad-slide" data-index="5"><div class="image-wrapper slideshow-ad-wrapper"><div class="slideshow-ad" id="ad-in-slideshow"></div></div></li><li data-index="6"><div class="image-wrapper"><img width="525" height="654" src="https:/ 2 Teens Arrested For Killing Jogger While Street Racing In San Marino https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2019/07/04/teens-arrested-following-fatal-street-racing-accident/ San Marino – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:02a6a7c6-0b92-be9c-b105-db34e24dd18c Fri, 05 Jul 2019 06:59:34 +0000 The two 17-year-olds are facing vehicular manslaughter charges. The victim taught at Pasadena City College. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p5"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p5").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4118775","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p5","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"LosAngeles.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.LA&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>SAN MARINO (CBSLA)</strong> — Two teenagers are under arrest on manslaughter charges after allegedly killing a college teacher and his dog while street racing in San Marino Thursday morning.</p> <div id="attachment_1025940" style="width: 310px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/07/capture04489.jpg"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1025940" loading="lazy" class="size-medium wp-image-1025940" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/07/capture04489.jpg?w=300" alt="" width="300" height="129" srcset="https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/07/capture04489.jpg 1264w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/07/capture04489.jpg?resize=300,129 300w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/07/capture04489.jpg?resize=768,331 768w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/07/capture04489.jpg?resize=1024,442 1024w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/07/capture04489.jpg?resize=640,276 640w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a><p id="caption-attachment-1025940" class="wp-caption-text">July 4, 2019. (CBS2)</p></div> <p>The two boys, age 17, are facing vehicular manslaughter charges, San Marino police report. The victim was identified as 49-year-old Gabriel Crispo, who taught at Pasadena City College. His girlfriend&#8217;s dog also died in the wreck.</p> <p>According to police, a white Mercedes was racing a blue Toyota on Huntington Drive, near Kenilworth Avenue, when the accident occurred at around 10:35 a.m.</p> <p>Investigators say security video shows the driver of the Mercedes attempt to cut off the Toyota before losing control and flying across the center median, where the car struck and killed Crispo while he jogged with his girlfriend&#8217;s dog.</p> <p>Both drivers were arrested at the scene.</p> <p>&#8220;Every morning for the rest of their lives, they&#8217;re going to wake up and they&#8217;re going to realize that they killed somebody,&#8221; San Marino Police Chief John Incontro said. &#8220;Their actions, at 17 years old, resulted in the death of someone.&#8221;</p> Chinese robocalls continue to vex San Gabriel Valley residents https://www.dailybreeze.com/2019/04/07/chinese-robocalls-continue-to-vex-san-gabriel-valley-residents/ San Marino – Daily Breeze urn:uuid:f83933a9-e3c9-ca15-ef14-be4f29c7ad63 Sun, 07 Apr 2019 06:54:48 +0000 For more than a year, San Gabriel Valley residents and other concentrations of Chinese residents have been inundated by Chinese robocalls -- and no end is in sight. <p>San Gabriel Councilman Chin Ho Liao likes to make himself available to the residents he represents.</p> <p>He&#8217;s not shy about giving out his cellphone number to residents who want to air their concerns. But the problem with picking up every call, he said, is that many of them are the same: a recording which sometimes begins with music, and a Mandarin-speaking woman warning you are wanted in China.</p> <p>Or you owe money.</p> <p>Or you have urgent documents to pick up before a deadline.</p> <p>&#8220;It&#8217;s crazy,&#8221; Liao said. &#8220;Every day, I receive several of these phone calls. I just hang up, but it&#8217;s annoying.&#8221;</p> <p>For the past 1 1/2 years, people in the San Gabriel Valley, New York City and parts of Australia and Canada have been been bombarded by scam robocalls targeted at people who speak Mandarin Chinese.</p> <h4>The calls</h4> <p>In the first wave of calls, the woman in the recording posed as a Chinese consulate staff member and said a parcel or package addressed to the person was waiting to be picked up at the consulate, according to Patty Poss, an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission.</p> <p>The woman then said the package is linked to a criminal investigation and that the situation could be resolved through a money transfer or credit card payment, Poss said in a statement.</p> <p>&#8220;If you have business with the real Chinese Consulate and you’re worried, contact the real Chinese Consulate by looking up your local office’s number,&#8221; Poss said in the statement. &#8220;But, whatever you do, don’t give out your information &#8212; or your money &#8212; to anyone who contacts you out of the blue.&#8221;</p> <p>In subsequent similar scam calls, the callers posed as associates of relatives in need of assistance and recently as Bank of America employees.</p> <p>The phone calls &#8212; whose originating numbers constantly change &#8212; are often &#8220;spoofed&#8221; to make them appear on caller ID as coming from a legitimate source, according to the Federal Communications Commission.</p> <h4>The victims</h4> <p>Between December 2017 and February, the FBI&#8217;s Internet Crime Complaint Center received more than 350 reports from victims of these scams. The losses from these reports combined for a total $40 million, with the loss per victim averaging $164,000, according to a <a href="https://www.ic3.gov/media/2019/190328.aspx">FBI report released March 28</a>.</p> <p>While the reports came from 27 different states, 35 percent of victims were in California and New York, the report said. The majority of victims are of Asian descent, with many reporting themselves to be students or university faculty visiting from China.</p> <p>Liao said he fears that a large group of victims &#8212; undocumented immigrants &#8212; aren&#8217;t reporting the crime.</p> <p>&#8220;Those are the vulnerable ones,&#8221; Liao said. &#8220;They don&#8217;t want to reach out to law enforcement because they don&#8217;t want to expose their identities &#8212; their immigration status &#8212; so they don&#8217;t get themselves into trouble.&#8221;</p> <h4>Staying vigilant</h4> <p>No matter who the person calling claims to be, people should never send money to anyone who calls and asks for it; and they should not divulge Social Security numbers, bank or credit card numbers or other sensitive information, Poss said in her statement. Her advice? Hang up on those calls.</p> <p>The same goes for requests by email and social media, including Chinese platforms like WeChat, Poss added.</p> <p>Anyone who receives these calls can file complaints with the <a href="https://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov/">FCC</a>, the <a href="http://www.ftc.gov/complaint">FTC</a> and the <a href="https://www.ic3.gov/">FBI</a>.</p> <p>In the meantime, many beleaguered robocall receivers are at their wits&#8217; end. San Gabriel resident Jade Flores said she receives the calls daily.</p> <p>&#8220;I don&#8217;t want to keep changing my home phone number,&#8221; Flores said. &#8220;It&#8217;s very annoying.&#8221;</p> Suspect Arrested After Threat Cancels Classes At San Marino High School https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2019/03/04/threat-cancels-classes-at-san-marino-high-school/ San Marino – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:b3acc83b-a4f8-f918-d72f-eff00b50f158 Mon, 04 Mar 2019 18:20:25 +0000 After the arrest, the lockdown was lifted and classes were allowed to resume. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p6"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p6").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"4040131","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p6","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"LosAngeles.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.LA&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>SAN MARINO (CBSLA)</strong> – A suspect has been arrested after an alleged threat forced classes to be temporarily canceled at San Marino High School Monday morning.</p> <p>At around 8 a.m., the school, located at 2701 Huntington Dr., was placed on lockdown after San Marino police contacted Principal Issaic Gates regarding an anonymous violent threat which had been made against a specifically named student and potentially his friends.</p> <div id="attachment_1007402" style="width: 310px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/03/capture-3.jpg"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1007402" loading="lazy" class="size-medium wp-image-1007402" src="https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/03/capture-3.jpg?w=300" alt="" width="300" height="171" srcset="https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/03/capture-3.jpg 960w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/03/capture-3.jpg?resize=300,171 300w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/03/capture-3.jpg?resize=768,437 768w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/03/capture-3.jpg?resize=640,364 640w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2019/03/capture-3.jpg?resize=200,115 200w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a><p id="caption-attachment-1007402" class="wp-caption-text">San Marino High School on lockdown. March 4, 2019. (CBS2)</p></div> <p>Just after 9:30 a.m., the school made the decision to cancel classes for the day.</p> <p>&#8220;A decision was made to cancel classes and close the high school until further notice,&#8221; the school wrote in a statement.</p> <p>However, a little after 10 a.m., police reported that a suspect had been arrested on charges of making criminal threats. Police determined there were no “existing threats,” the lockdown was lifted and classes were allowed to resume.</p> <p>Students were told to return to campus by fourth period, which begins at 11:10 a.m.</p> <p>The suspect was not identified. It’s unclear if the person is a student at the school.</p> <p>Meanwhile, in a previous statement, the school said it wanted to dispel rumors that there was an active shooter on campus.</p> <p>“There are incorrect rumors going around that there is an active shooter at the high school,” the school wrote. “The high school is on lockdown only as a precaution.”</p> Massive Tree Falls In San Marino Causing Nearly 4,500 To Lose Power https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/08/11/massive-tree-falls-in-san-marino-causing-nearly-4500-to-lose-power/ San Marino – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:d73f5b6a-4c48-4699-5d8d-754d6674f408 Sun, 12 Aug 2018 00:24:10 +0000 The massive tree reportedly fell around 2:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Roanoke Road. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p7"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p7").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"3915794","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p7","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"LosAngeles.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.LA&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>SAN MARINO  (CBSLA) </strong> &#8212; Authorities say a large tree fell in a San Marinon neighborhood Saturday afternoon taking a lot of power lines with it.</p> <p>CBS2&#8217;s Adrianna Weingold reported from the scene were she said about 4,300 customers lost power after the tree fell. By 5 p.m., that number dwindled to less than 300.</p> <p>The massive tree reportedly fell around 2:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Roanoke Road.</p> <p>Officials could not say when power would be fully restored but said it would be &#8220;at least a couple of hours.&#8221;</p> <p>The City of San Marino Police Department said all power was restored just after 7:20 p.m. At that time, they also said the road remained close due to the on-going tree removal.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> San Marino School Board Member Under Investigation For Sexual Harassment https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/01/30/san-marino-school-board-member/ San Marino – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:aa9572d1-f29a-a43a-ae8c-ba4049edca40 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 21:45:26 +0000 He is not allowed on district property during the investigation, officials said. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p8"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p8").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"3667428","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p8","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"LosAngeles.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.LA&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>SAN MARINO (CBSLA)</strong> – A longtime member of the San Marino Unified School board is under investigation over allegations of sexual harassment.</p> <p>The San Marino Police Department confirmed Monday that it had opened a criminal investigation into a school board member, but did not name the person. However, the Pasadena Star newspaper identified <a href="https://www.smusd.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=54205&amp;type=u&amp;pREC_ID=23282">the board member as Chris Norgaard</a>.</p> <p>According to the newspaper, Norgaard is under investigation for claims of sexual harassment and battery. The details of the allegations were not disclosed by police or the school district. No charges have yet been filed.</p> <p>The police department was notified of the allegations on Jan. 19.</p> <p>&#8220;You know as much about these allegations as I do,&#8221; Norgaard told the Pasadena Star this week. &#8220;I have no idea what this is about, which is very frustrating to me.&#8221;</p> <p>The district told the Pasadena Star that Norgaard is not allowed onto school district property at this time. Norgaard has been a board members since 2003 and works as a lawyer in downtown Los Angeles, according to the district&#8217;s website.</p> <p>Anyone with information on the case is asked to call San Marino police detectives at 626-300-0722.</p> Caught On Tape: Armed Robbers Hit Verizon Store, Clerks Ordered To The Floor https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/10/18/caught-on-tape-armed-robbers-hit-verizon-store-clerks-ordered-to-the-floor/ San Marino – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:4b3b96ee-f9d4-74d5-c0fb-fb759210b719 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:47:46 +0000 The thieves escaped through the back of the store with bags full of merchandise. The men are then seen hopping into a Chevy Impala LS with paper plates. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p9"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p9").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"3748331","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p9","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"LosAngeles.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.LA&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>SAN MARINO (CBSLA)  —  </strong> A Verizon store in San Marino is popular with customers.</p> <p>Unfortunately for the owners and clerks who work in the store, the property is also becoming popular with robbers. The store was just hit for the third time in seven months.</p> <p>KCAL9&#8217;s Elsa Ramon reported from the location .</p> <p>Detectives told her it&#8217;s happening to a lot of Verizon stores all over Southern California.</p> <p>Two men &#8212;  on a very warm day &#8212; approached the front entrance wearing hoodies. It soon became clear the men were not there for phones.</p> <p>A man in a  dark hoodie casually walks up to the register, pulls out a semi-automatic handgun and orders everyone to the floor.</p> <p>While he aims the gun at the employees, his accomplice in the camo hoodie makes his way to the safe in the back of the store.</p> <p>Within 2 1/2 to 3 minutes detectives say the thieves escaped through the back of the store with bags full of merchandise. The men are then seen hopping  into a Chevy Impala LS with paper plates.</p> <p>The employees remain down on the ground for several minutes, before they realize the two men were gone.</p> <p>Susana Jako says she heard about the robbery and sayd her peace of mind is now shaken.</p> <p>&#8220;We’re looking around you don’t feel safe anymore. You don’t know which store it’s going to happen in once you’re in,&#8221; Jakso said.</p> <p>The brazen robbers had no problem pressing their luck.  The Verizon store;s location? Just a a few doors down from the San Marino Police Station.</p> <p>&#8220;I hear about it happening more and more around different areas but like I said, this areas is pretty safe. I never thought in my mind that something like this was going to happen,&#8221; Jako said.</p> <p>Detectives told Ramon that two men are being prosecuted for one of the robberies at the Verizon store.</p> <p>A representative for Verizon said they believe they were being targeted because unlike some phones, theirs work overseas and that&#8217;s where he believes they are being re-sold.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Boy, 12, Shocks Another Child With Stun Gun Disguised As Smartphone https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/05/19/smartphone-stun-gun-san-marino/ San Marino – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:a3d98349-a15b-6eb9-44b0-7edeeeb1f5da Fri, 19 May 2017 17:03:53 +0000 A boy brought a stun gun designed to look like a smartphone to a school in San Marino, prompting a police investigation. <p><strong>SAN MARINO (CBSLA.com)</strong> — A boy brought a stun gun designed to look like a smartphone to a school in San Marino, prompting a police investigation.</p> <p>A parent reported last Saturday that a 12-year-old boy had shocked another child with a stun gun by the lunch tables near the basketball courts at Huntington Middle School, San Marino police said Thursday.</p> <p>The police investigation determined the stun gun was used in a joking manner, with no threatening intent, but possession of a stun gun by a minor is illegal, so the investigation soon shifted to determining where the child got the device.</p> <p>Officers say the boy bought the stun gun at the “As Seen On TV Products” store at the Westfield Santa Anita Shopping Center in Arcadia. The store owner confirmed she sold the device to the boy, but said she didn’t realize it was illegal to sell a stun gun to a minor.</p> <p>San Marino police officials say the investigation is ongoing, and appropriate charges, if any, will be determined after the case is reviewed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.</p> San Marino Burglary Spree Has Police On High Alert https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/03/09/san-marino-burglary-spree-has-police-on-high-alert/ San Marino – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:4450fddf-81f2-22ee-3b1b-64266c81075e Fri, 10 Mar 2017 02:43:14 +0000 No one has been home during any of the burglaries. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p10"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p10").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"3633977","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p10","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"LosAngeles.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.LA&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>SAN MARINO (CBSLA.com)</strong> – More than two dozen burglaries in the San Marino area so far this year has prompted authorities to increase patrols and ask residents to be more cautious.</p> <p>San Marino police reports that there have been 25 residential burglaries and six attempted burglaries between January and March. The number of burglaries marks a 38 percent increase over the same period last year, when there were 18. There has also been an increase throughout the entire San Gabriel Valley.</p> <p>“It’s been a dramatic increase,” San Marino police Sgt. Tim Tebbetts told KCAL9 Thursday.</p> <p>On March 4, four suspects were arrested on burglary charges thanks to a neighbor who reported suspicious activity, police said.</p> <p>No one has been home during any of the burglaries. However, Tebbetts said some of the suspects who have been arrested are believed to be gang members so the burglars should be considered dangerous. The peak time for the burglaries has been between the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.</p> <p>San Marino police released surveillance video of some the burglaries and are asking for the public’s help.</p> <p>“Even though a lot of them are wearing hoodies and trying to protect their identity, somebody knows who they are,” Tebbetts said. “And if you can recognize that person, the way they walk, piece of clothing that they’re wearing, anything that’s going to beneficial for us to even take a look at is going to help us.”</p> <p>Tebbetts says if you see something unusual taking place, don’t approach the person, just contact police.</p> Suspected Gunman Arrested After Leading Police On Wild Chase Through San Gabriel Valley https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/03/03/man-arrested-after-leading-police-on-wild-chase-in-pasadena/ San Marino – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:e724c374-2b45-7c2d-bd48-e14b78d5177a Thu, 03 Mar 2016 23:45:45 +0000 The chase ended in Pasadena after the guy took off on foot and tried to hide inside a HoneyBaked Ham store. <div class="featured-video"><div id="p11"></div><script>cbsoptanon.onScriptsReady(function(cmp){cmp.ot.targetingAllowed(function(a){if(a) AnvatoPlayer("p11").init({"mcp":"cbs","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"3368702","autoplay":false,"titleVisible":false,"accessKey":"5VD6Eyd6djewbCmNwBFnsJj17YAvGRwl","accessControl":{"preview":false},"pInstance":"p11","plugins":{"heartbeat":{"account":"cbslocal-global-unified","publisherId":"cbslocal","jobId":"sc_va","marketingCloudId":"823BA0335567497F7F000101@AdobeOrg","trackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.hb.omtrdc.net","customTrackingServer":"cbsdigitalmedia.d1.sc.omtrdc.net","chapterTracking":false,"version":"1.5"},"comscore":{"clientId":"3000023","c3":"LosAngeles.cbslocal.com"},"dfp":{"clientSide":{"adTagUrl":"http:\/\/pubads.g.doubleclick.net\/gampad\/ads?sz=2x2&iu=\/4128\/CBS.LA&ciu_szs&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&description_url=[description_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","keyValues":{"siteSection":"video-default"}}},"moat":{"clientSide":{"partnerCode":"cbslocalanvatovideo181732609431"}}},"token":"default","expectPreroll":true,"expectPrerollTimeout":5});});});</script></div><p><strong>PASADENA (CBSLA.com) —</strong> A suspected gunman was arrested Thursday afternoon after leading police on a wild, high-speed pursuit through the San Gabriel Valley.</p> <p>Police started chasing a Black Kia at about 2:20 p.m. in the 400 block of Tremont Street in Boyle Heights after someone reported seeing a man armed with a gun, according to Officer Matthew Ludwig of the Los Angeles Police Department.</p> <p>The chase went on the Arroyo Seco (110) Parkway and surface streets. At one point, a passenger jumped out of the vehicle and was arrested.</p> <p>When the pursuit reached San Marino, the Kia crashed into a White Mercedes at the intersection of Huntington Drive and Winston Avenue.</p> <p>After the collision, the driver bailed out of the Kia, ran a few blocks through a residential neighborhood and tried to hide inside a HoneyBaked Ham store at 480 S. Sierra Madre Boulevard in Pasadena.</p> <p>With guns drawn, officers surrounded the building and rushed inside looking for the suspect. Minutes later, an officer is seen wrestling the suspect to the ground outside the store, handcuffing him and taking him into custody.</p> San Marino Woman Knocked Around During Overnight Home-Invasion Robbery https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/01/26/san-marino-woman-knocked-around-during-overnight-home-invasion-robbery/ San Marino – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:02114d16-6714-f856-4e29-1da36df29d42 Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:49:46 +0000 Police say two men broke into San Marino home and knocked around the female resident while ransacking the place. <p><strong>SAN MARINO (CBSLA.com)</strong> — Police say two men broke into San Marino home and knocked around the female resident while ransacking the place.</p> <p>Police were called out to a home in the 1800 block of Sharon Place at about 1:10 a.m. Tuesday after a victim reported seeing two men in her bedroom closet, San Marino police Sgt. Tim Tebbetts said.</p> <p>The woman told police she was sleeping in a spare bedroom when she heard a noise from the living room and walked out, thinking it was her husband. She saw a man wearing all dark clothes, going through a bedroom closet, Tebbetts said.</p> <p>He grabbed her by the hair and forced her into her bedroom, where she saw a second man walking out from her bathroom. Tebbets said the first robber demanded she open the safe, and when she refused, he struck her face against the safe and ordered her to open it again.</p> <p>Police say she ultimately opened the safe and thrown on to her bed, where she was struck again by the robber and told not to leave. After removing items from the safe, the robbers fled the location and the woman called police.</p> <p>The first robber was described as a man, between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-10, wearing dark clothes and gloves, with a medium build. The second robber was also described as a man, between 6 foot and 6-foot-2, also wearing dark clothes and gloves with a thin build.</p> <p>Anyone with information about the robbery can call Sgt. Tim Tebbetts or Detective Gomez-Lara at (626) 300-0722.</p> San Marino High Student Claims Teachers Failed To Report Rape Allegations https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/06/08/san-marino-high-student-claims-teachers-unresponsive-to-rape-allegations/ San Marino – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:71ea6b21-dc4c-a54c-4d41-b6c2a5e8408e Mon, 08 Jun 2015 17:10:07 +0000 The lawsuit filed last week against the San Marino Unified School District in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges gender discrimination and seeks unspecified damages. <p><strong>LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)</strong> — Attorneys for a former San Marino High School student have filed a lawsuit alleging school officials were indifferent to her claim that she was raped by a fellow member of the campus debate team while they were in a relationship.</p> <p>The lawsuit filed last week against the San Marino Unified School District in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges gender discrimination and seeks unspecified damages.</p> <p>Starting in Oct. 2011, the plaintiff began dating her alleged assailant, who &#8220;forced (her) to have sex with him, against her will, on multiple occasions&#8221; by the following summer, according to the suit.</p> <p>After the relationship ended in Nov. 2012, the student revealed what happened to a teacher in March 2013, the lawsuit states.</p> <p>In response, the teacher said, &#8220;Honey, you were raped&#8221; and talked about the culture of rape and its occurrences on college campuses, according to the lawsuit.</p> <p>While the teacher urged the plaintiff to discuss the alleged assault with her friends, she &#8220;advised that the police would not believe (her) and showed (her) articles supporting this position,&#8221; the suit states.</p> <p>The teacher also failed to inform administrators about the plaintiff&#8217;s allegations despite the student&#8217;s ask for help in doing so,&#8221; according to the suit.</p> <p>The lawsuit also states that the plaintiff informed several other teachers about the allegations, but none of them encouraged her to go to police.</p> <p>According to the suit, the trauma from the alleged attacks caused the plaintiff to be late to classes or skip them altogether, and forced her to quit the debate team.</p> <p><em>(©2015 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)</em></p> Bamboo To Go? The Huntington Botanical Gardens Provide Food For San Diego’s Giant Pandas https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/03/24/bamboo-to-go-the-huntington-botanical-gardens-provide-food-for-san-diegos-giant-pandas/ San Marino – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:94592e5b-b058-8ff4-1a53-87fb7f463d19 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:35:45 +0000 Three of the San Diego Zoo's star attractions are ordering their meals to go from a local garden. <p><strong>SAN MARINO (CBSLA.com) </strong>— Three of the San Diego Zoo&#8217;s star attractions are ordering their meals to go from a local garden.</p> <p>Once a week, a team from the zoo&#8217;s browse horticulturists, which are specialists in growing dietary plant material for zoological collections, make a trek from San Diego to San Marino to obtain bamboo from The Huntington Library&#8217;s Botanical Gardens.</p> <p>The Huntington&#8217;s plant collections include nearly 70 different species of bamboo, many of them native to China, offering a range of delicacies for the zoo&#8217;s giant pandas Bai Yun, Gao Gao and three-year-old Xiao Liwu.</p> <p>&#8220;When the zoo dietician contacted us about harvesting some of our bamboo, we were happy to help,&#8221; David MacLaren, curator of Asian Gardens at The Huntington, said in a statement. &#8220;We&#8217;ve got plenty of bamboo to spare, so it&#8217;s great to be able to donate some of our surplus growth to such a worthwhile cause.&#8221;</p> <p>The Huntington&#8217;s harvest supplements bamboo grown in the San Diego Zoo&#8217;s own groves and vegetation obtained from the San Diego Botanic Garden and other sources.</p> <p>&#8220;The zoo has a limited supply of what they feed the pandas there, and they said it was almost like giving somebody a chocolate chip cookie who has been rice crackers,&#8221; MacLaren said.</p> <p>The pandas eat up to 50 lbs of bamboo per day.</p> The Huntington Acquires Henry Fuseli’s ‘Three Witches’ https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/10/07/the-huntington-acquires-henry-fuselis-three-witches/ San Marino – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:70699cf5-0216-69f2-ae2f-dc4ad8e593ae Tue, 07 Oct 2014 22:52:12 +0000 Southern California's Huntington Library has acquired an early version of Anglo-Swiss painter Henry Fuseli's classic "The Three Witches" and will put it on display beginning Saturday. <p><strong>SAN MARINO (AP)</strong> — Southern California&#8217;s Huntington Library has acquired an early version of Anglo-Swiss painter Henry Fuseli&#8217;s classic &#8220;The Three Witches&#8221; and will put it on display beginning Saturday.</p> <p>Huntington officials said Tuesday the painting also known as &#8220;The Weird Sisters&#8221; appears to be a full-size study made about 1782.</p> <p>That was sometime before Fuseli created the two known final versions of his scary looking work depicting the witches of Shakespeare&#8217;s play &#8220;Macbeth.&#8221;</p> <p>One of those is at England&#8217;s Royal Shakespeare Company. The other is at Zurich&#8217;s Museum of Modern Art.</p> <p>This one, acquired from a private collection, has never been displayed publicly.</p> <p>Although the Huntington is known for its 18th century British paintings, this is its first work by Fuseli, one of the most celebrated artists of that period.</p> <p><em>(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)</em></p> Flower With Scent Of Dead Body Set For Rare Bloom https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/08/16/flower-with-scent-of-dead-body-set-for-rare-bloom/ San Marino – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:63ab9278-ed24-0f0f-914e-b668316338f3 Sat, 16 Aug 2014 19:16:25 +0000 A gigantic flower that smells like rotting flesh will soon bloom at botanical gardens near Los Angeles. <p><strong>SAN MARINO (AP)</strong> — A gigantic flower that smells like rotting flesh will soon bloom at botanical gardens near Los Angeles.</p> <p>The &#8220;corpse flower&#8221; is rare not just for its pungent odor, but also because it blooms so infrequently.</p> <p>The Pasadena Star-News reports that officials at the Huntington gardens in San Marino expect that within the week, their flower will fully unfurl, reaching about 5 feet.</p> <p>According to the Huntington, there have been only about 20 corpse flower blooms in the United States. The plant is native to Indonesia.</p> <p><em>(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)</em></p> San Marino Mayor Resigns After Video Captures Him Throwing Dog Waste In Neighbor’s Yard https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/06/17/san-marino-mayor-resigns-after-video-captures-him-throwing-dog-waste-in-neighbors-yard/ San Marino – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:3f92b1f2-0eee-60c3-f46a-473ad8bb0f92 Wed, 18 Jun 2014 06:45:01 +0000 The mayor of San Marino has stepped down after he was captured on surveillance video tossing a bag of dog waste onto his neighbor’s walkway earlier this month. <p><strong>SAN MARINO (CBSLA.com)</strong> — The mayor of San Marino has stepped down after he was <a href="http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/06/11/caught-on-video-san-marino-mayor-creating-a-stink-after-throwing-dog-poop-into-neighbors-yard/">captured on surveillance video tossing a bag of dog waste</a> onto his neighbor’s walkway earlier this month.</p> <p>Dennis Kneier announced his immediate resignation Tuesday in a letter to the city and the City Council.</p> <p>“As is well known, early in the evening of Saturday, June 7, I had a lapse of judgment and discarded dog waste on a neighbor&#8217;s walkway,” Kneier wrote. “It was insensitive, disrespectful and wrong. I have apologized to my neighbor for my action, and I will pay a fine for littering. I can understand why this matter has some questioning my ability to lead the council. I want to assure you that something like this will not happen again.”</p> <p>Philip Lao, Kneier’s neighbor, has said that the two men have been embroiled in a feud since 2008 because he disagrees with some of the mayor’s proposals.</p> <p>Vice Mayor Eugene Sun will assume mayoral responsibilities through June 27, when the council will select a new mayor and vice mayor.</p> <p>Kneier will remain a councilman until his term ends in November 2015.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Caught On Video: San Marino Mayor Creating A Stink After Throwing Dog Waste Into Neighbor’s Yard https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/06/11/caught-on-video-san-marino-mayor-creating-a-stink-after-throwing-dog-poop-into-neighbors-yard/ San Marino – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:b5a9445c-74b2-6736-47c4-2831f546a585 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 03:59:00 +0000 The mayor of San Marino is in the doghouse after surveillance video caught him throwing dog feces onto his neighbor's yard. <p><strong>SAN MARINO (CBSLA.com)</strong> — The mayor of San Marino is in the doghouse after surveillance video caught him throwing dog feces onto his neighbor&#8217;s yard.</p> <p>Some residents are even calling for his resignation.</p> <p>&#8220;What in the world were you thinking?&#8221; a San Marino resident said at a crowded meeting Wednesday night at City Hall. &#8220;What procedures do we go through to have him resign?&#8221;</p> <div id="attachment_540003" style="width: 310px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-540003" loading="lazy" class="size-medium wp-image-540003" src="http://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2014/06/dennies_kneier.jpg?w=300" alt="(credit: CBS)" width="300" height="167" srcset="https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2014/06/dennies_kneier.jpg 632w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2014/06/dennies_kneier.jpg?resize=300,167 300w, https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2014/06/dennies_kneier.jpg?resize=310,174 310w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /><p id="caption-attachment-540003" class="wp-caption-text">(credit: CBS)</p></div> <p>Mayor Dennis Kneier&#8217;s neighbor Phillip Lao says the two have been embroiled in an ongoing feud since 2008 because he disagrees with some of the lawmaker&#8217;s proposals.</p> <p>Lao says he&#8217;s filing harassment charges against the mayor and the city.</p> <p>&#8220;If I were in his place I would resign, in shame,&#8221; Lao said.</p> <p>The mayor apologized at the start of Wednesday&#8217;s meeting.</p> <p>&#8220;I have absolutely regretted that action. I have apologized to the property owner to which the bag ended up,&#8221; Kneier said.</p> <p>But a few residents spoke out, saying an apology wasn&#8217;t enough — they want Kneier to step down from his post.</p> <p>Some people at the meeting spoke in the mayor&#8217;s defense, saying he and his wife have worked hard for the residents in San Marino.</p> <p>&#8220;There are few people in this community who have dedicated as much time as Liz and Dennis,&#8221; one resident said.</p> <p>The mayor did not comment whether he would consider resigning despite multiple inquiries.</p> San Marino Mayor Caught On Camera Throwing Dog Feces On Neighbor’s Walkway https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/06/09/san-marino-mayor-caught-on-camera-throwing-dog-feces-on-neighbors-walkway/ San Marino – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:2b8bf3de-9549-28bf-2ac5-64e6784a5f09 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 06:33:58 +0000 The mayor of San Marino was caught on camera throwing dog feces in his neighbor’s yard. <p><strong>SAN MARINO (CBSLA.com)</strong> — The mayor of San Marino was caught on camera throwing dog feces in his neighbor’s yard.</p> <p>The video shows Mayor Dennis Kneier tossing the bag of dog waste onto Philip Lao’s walkway.</p> <p>&#8220;I&#8217;m the kind of guy that&#8217;s always picking up trash and I reached down and picked it up and I am walking down the street . . . and in a moment of stupidity, I guess I was tired of carrying it, I disposed of it on his walkway. It was a mistake,&#8221; he said.</p> <p>Lao, who captured the incident on his home surveillance system, told CBS2 that he thinks it was retaliation because he opposes a neighborhood dog park at nearby Lacy Park.</p> <p>The mayor said he’s written an apology to Lao, which was also published in the local newspaper.</p> <p>&#8220;To think that what I did, which again I say was a lapse of judgement, had anything to do with how I feel or may feel in the future and he feels about a dog park is just so far from the truth I can&#8217;t believe it,&#8221; Kneier said.</p> <p>The video was handed over to police, but Lao declined to file charges.</p> Luxury Listing: $17M San Marino Estate http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/video/10192506-luxury-listing-17m-san-marino-estate/ San Marino – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:c9fc30b0-0bf0-e818-4c61-22202538d6cb Fri, 23 May 2014 00:41:23 +0000 CBS2’s Suzanne Marques takes viewers inside a beautiful $17 million estate in San Marino. <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Home Invasion Robbery Suspect Allegedly Tied Up Housekeeper At Knifepoint https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/04/23/home-invasion-robbery-suspect-allegedly-tied-up-housekeeper-at-knifepoint/ San Marino – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:25dc6ff1-2b8e-6682-8d4a-8be8b1fb6126 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:14:44 +0000 A 24-year-old man faces life in prison for allegedly breaking into a San Marino home and then demanding money from a housekeeper at knifepoint, authorities reported. <p><strong>ALHAMBRA (CBSLA.com)</strong> — A 24-year-old man faces life in prison for allegedly breaking into a San Marino home and then demanding money from a housekeeper at knifepoint, authorities reported.</p> <p>Yongcheng Huang pleaded not guilty Tuesday afternoon to two counts of false imprisonment by violence and one count each of first-degree burglary,home invasion robbery, kidnapping for ransom and attempted home invasion robbery, the Los Angeles County District Attorney&#8217;s Office announced Wednesday.</p> <p>Huang allegedly forced his way into the home last Friday, tied up the housekeeper, demanded money from the woman and then waited for the homeowner to return when she said she didn&#8217;t have any cash.</p> <p>The homeowner came home and allegedly gave $900 to Huang. Prosecutors say the suspect fled the scene and was arrested soon afterward.</p> <p>Huang is due back at the Alhambra courthouse on May 13, where a judge will schedule a hearing date.</p> <p>Prosecutors say Huang faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted.</p> <p><em>(©2014 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)</em></p> Rockefeller Imposter Sentenced To 27 Years To Life For San Marino Murder https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/08/15/rockefeller-imposter-to-be-sentenced-in-san-marino-murder/ San Marino – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:3d58c076-5941-533f-a583-442dc1815c79 Thu, 15 Aug 2013 17:13:16 +0000 A con man who posed as a member of the famous Rockefeller family was sentenced Thursday to 27 years to life in prison for the murder of a San Marino man 28 years ago. <p><strong>LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)</strong> — A con man who posed as a member of the famous Rockefeller family was sentenced Thursday to 27 years to life in prison for the murder of a San Marino man 28 years ago.</p> <p>Christian K. Gerhartsreiter was found guilty of murdering John Sohus in February 1985 in April.</p> <p>Gerhartsreiter, 52, was living in a guest cottage at the home of Sohus’ mother in San Marino in 1985 when Sohus and his wife went missing.</p> <p>Witnesses said the man, who then called himself Chris Chichester, vanished.</p> <p>Sohus’ bones were unearthed during excavation of a swimming pool on the property in 1994. His wife is still missing.</p> <p>Gerhartsreiter was eventually found on the East Coast, living under aliases such as Christopher Crowe, Chip Smith and Clark Rockefeller.</p> <p>He had married a wealthy woman and controlled her funds, but his identity unraveled when he kidnapped their daughter during a custody dispute. She testified that he became increasingly paranoid when police begin inquiring about him.</p> <p>When he was unmasked, he became the subject of magazine articles, true crime books and TV movies that sought to explore his bizarre story and get to the heart of the man behind the pseudonyms.</p> <p>The resulting publicity led California authorities to revisit the Sohus disappearance. They realized the man in custody in Boston was not an heir to the Rockefeller fortune but was the man who had lived in San Marino decades earlier.</p> <p>Gerhartsreiter was <a href="http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/03/15/alleged-rockefeller-imposter-charged-in-1985-murder/" target="_blank">charged with Sohus’ murder in 2011</a> while he was serving time in Massachusetts for the kidnapping of his daughter. He was close to the end of his sentence when he was <a href="http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/07/06/alleged-rockefeller-extradited-to-la-to-face-murder-charge/" target="_blank">extradited to California</a>.</p> Police: No Threat After Bomb Scare At San Marino High School https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/07/08/knx-bomb-threat-reported-at-san-marino-high-school/ San Marino – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:3e449140-1fcc-67e1-568e-f04389721044 Mon, 08 Jul 2013 16:08:48 +0000 Police investigated a reported bomb threat at a Pasadena-area high school, authorities said Monday. <p><strong>PASADENA (CBSLA.com)</strong> — A reported bomb threat at a Pasadena-area high school posed no danger to students and staff, police said Monday.</p> <p>The threat was reported at San Marino High School at 2701 Huntington Dr. sometime around 8 a.m., according to reports.</p> <p>One parent told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO she was notified upon dropping her daughter off for summer school.</p> <p>&#8220;We pull up, the teacher tells us all the classes are in lockdown, there was a bomb threat, and we&#8217;re waiting for the police to show up,&#8221; she said.</p> <p>Police arrived shortly after 8 a.m., according to KNX 1070. Officers gave the all clear at around 8:50 a.m..</p> <p>No other details were immediately available.</p> Family And Friends Gather To Remember Man Murdered By Rockefeller Impostor https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/06/26/family-and-friends-gather-to-remember-man-murdered-by-rockefeller-impostor/ San Marino – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:fb777792-70cc-c3a3-87f9-a34f1856530e Thu, 27 Jun 2013 06:34:20 +0000 Twenty-seven-year-old computer programmer John Sohus and his wife, Linda, disappeared in 1985. <p><strong>LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE (CBS/AP)</strong> — Family and friends gathered Wednesday evening in La Canada to remember a man murdered by a conman who pretended to be a member of one of the richest families in America.</p> <p>Twenty-seven-year-old computer programmer John Sohus and his wife, Linda, disappeared in 1985.</p> <p>While Linda remains missing, John Sohus&#8217; body was found in 1994, buried in the backyard of his mother&#8217;s former San Marino home.</p> <p>A jury in April found Christian Gerhartsreiter, who once used the alias Clark Rockefeller, guilty of killing him.</p> <p>At Wednesday&#8217;s memorial, John&#8217;s sister, Ellen Sohus, said her family can finally move on with his conviction.</p> <p>Ellen spent a lot of time watching her brother&#8217;s killer in court but has little to say about him.</p> <p>&#8220;I think he is ill. I think he is not well,&#8221; she told KCAL9 News.</p> <p>The memorial was meant to coincide with Gerhartsreiter&#8217;s sentencing, which was scheduled for Wednesday. It has since been postponed to August.</p> <p>Still, Ellen said the memorial was not about Gerhartsreiter, but about John and his wife.</p> <p>&#8220;Many people have this common bond with Linda and John, and so it is just a really nice event. Really nice,&#8221; Ellen said.</p> <p>Gerhartsreiter, who lived briefly in California in the 1980s, went by many names in the years following the disappearance of the Sohus newlyweds.</p> <p>He eventually moved to New York, began working as a bonds trader on Wall Street, married and had a child. His identity unraveled when he kidnapped their daughter during a custody dispute.</p> <p>The resulting publicity led authorities in San Marino to revisit the Sohus disappearance, and to Gerhartsreiter&#8217;s eventual conviction.</p> <p>Gerhartsreiter could face a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison, plus two additional years because the jury also found that he used a blunt object and a sharp instrument as weapons in Sohus&#8217; murder.</p> <p>His lawyers have said they plan to appeal.</p> <p>Gerhartsreiter&#8217;s sentencing is scheduled for August 15.</p> <p><em>(TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)</em></p> Rockefeller Imposter Found Guilty In Murder Of San Marino Man https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/04/10/rockefeller-imposter-found-guilty-in-murder-of-san-marino-man/ San Marino – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:c39da03c-f350-27a0-02a4-a6fa230663f3 Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:40:23 +0000 Christian K. Gerhartsreiter, a man who claimed to be a member of the famous Rockefeller family, was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder in the death of a San Marino man 28 years ago. <p><b>LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) —</b> Christian K. Gerhartsreiter, a man who posed as a member of the famous Rockefeller family, was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder in the death of a San Marino man 28 years ago.</p> <p>The six-man and six-woman jury, who began <a href="http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/04/09/murder-case-against-rockefeller-imposter-goes-to-jury/" target="_blank">deliberating Tuesday morning</a>, found Gerhartsreiter guilty of murdering John Sohus in February 1985.</p> <p>The 52-year-old defendant, who <a href="http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/07/08/rockefeller-imposter-pleads-not-guilty-to-murder/" target="_blank">pleaded not guilty</a> in July 2011, expressed no emotion as the verdict was read.</p> <p>“I don’t know if you can really have closure with something like this,” the victim&#8217;s sister, Ellen Sohus, said. “What I have now are a lot of answers that I never believed I was ever going to have.”</p> <p>Gerhartsreiter was living in a guest cottage at the home of Sohus&#8217; mother in San Marino in 1985 when Sohus and his wife went missing.</p> <p>Witnesses said the man, who then called himself Chris Chichester, vanished.</p> <p>Sohus&#8217; bones were unearthed during excavation of a swimming pool on the property in 1994. His wife is still missing.</p> <p>Gerhartsreiter was eventually found on the East Coast, living under aliases such as Christopher Crowe, Chip Smith and Clark Rockefeller.</p> <p>He had married a wealthy woman and controlled her funds, but his identity unraveled when he kidnapped their daughter during a custody dispute. She testified that he became increasingly paranoid when police begin inquiring about him.</p> <p>When he was unmasked, he became the subject of magazine articles, true crime books and TV movies that sought to explore his bizarre story and get to the heart of the man behind the pseudonyms.</p> <p>The resulting publicity led California authorities to revisit the Sohus disappearance. They realized the man in custody in Boston was not an heir to the Rockefeller fortune but was the man who had lived in San Marino decades earlier.</p> <p>Gerhartsreiter was <a href="http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/03/15/alleged-rockefeller-imposter-charged-in-1985-murder/" target="_blank">charged with Sohus&#8217; murder in 2011</a> while he was serving time in Massachusetts for the kidnapping of his daughter. He was close to the end of his sentence when he was <a href="http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/07/06/alleged-rockefeller-extradited-to-la-to-face-murder-charge/" target="_blank">extradited to California</a>.</p> <p>Gerhartsreiter, who is scheduled to be sentenced June 26, faces 27 years to life in prison.</p> <p><strong>RELATED STORIES:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/04/09/murder-case-against-rockefeller-imposter-goes-to-jury/" target="_blank"><strong>Murder Case Against Rockefeller Imposter Goes To Jury</strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/07/08/rockefeller-imposter-pleads-not-guilty-to-murder/" target="_blank"><strong>Rockefeller Imposter Pleads Not Guilty To Murder</strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/07/06/alleged-rockefeller-extradited-to-la-to-face-murder-charge/" target="_blank"><strong>Alleged Rockefeller Extradited To LA To Face Murder Charge</strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/03/15/alleged-rockefeller-imposter-charged-in-1985-murder/" target="_blank"><strong>Rockefeller Impostor Charged With 1985 Murder</strong></a></p> <p><i>(TM and © Copyright 2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)</i></p> Defense, Prosecution Rests In Murder Trial Of Rockefeller Imposter https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/04/03/defense-prosecution-rests-in-murder-trial-of-rockefeller-imposter/ San Marino – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:eb75591a-d1fd-ebb0-9e4e-9ca4825fdcca Thu, 04 Apr 2013 00:07:29 +0000 The defense and prosecution rested their cases in the murder trial of a notorious Rockefeller impostor Wednesday after his ex-wife called him a consistent liar and "an unpleasant human being." <p><strong>LOS ANGELES (AP) —</strong> The defense and prosecution rested their cases in the murder trial of a notorious Rockefeller impostor Wednesday after his ex-wife called him a consistent liar and &#8220;an unpleasant human being.&#8221;</p> <p>Defendant Christian Gerhartsreiter chose to not testify in his own defense against charges that he killed a suburban San Marino man who vanished along with his wife in 1985.</p> <p>He never made eye contact with Sandy Boss, the woman who was his wife for 12 years, and she avoided looking at him.</p> <p>The defense cross-examination by attorney Jeffrey Denner suggested she should have known earlier that his life was a fabulist&#8217;s wild invention and he had no relationship to the Rockefeller family.</p> <p>She said she met him as Clark Rockefeller and never knew him by any other name.</p> <p>&#8220;He lied pretty consistently,&#8221; she said, enumerating the tales he told after their 1994 marriage. He declared at one point that he had a master key to Rockefeller Center and that he was in line for an appointment to the Federal Reserve Board. He bragged of having gone to Yale at the age of 14. She later found out he never attended the university.</p> <p>Boss, who was the breadwinner in the family, said she was earning $1.2 million a year at a management consulting firm in New York and all of it was wired to her bank account which was controlled by her then husband.</p> <p>&#8220;He controlled all the finances,&#8221; she said. &#8220;I had access to money for things he deemed acceptable &#8230;. It was impossible to oppose my ex-husband&#8217;s wishes without severe consequences.&#8221;</p> <p>After their daughter was born in 2001, Boss said she became disenchanted with the man who had wooed her with his intellect, charm and fabulous stories.</p> <p>Now, she said, &#8220;He was an unpleasant human being who was choosing not to work which was a surprise to me.&#8221;</p> <p>She told him she wanted a divorce and &#8220;He told me if I went ahead with this I would never see my daughter again.&#8221;</p> <p>A pretrial ruling barred prosecutors from asking her about his kidnapping of their daughter after their divorce, which sent him to prison in 2009.</p> <p>Boss lives in London with their now 12-year-old daughter.</p> <p>There was little mention Wednesday of the missing John Sohus. Boss said her husband told her he had lived in California once but gave no details. She didn&#8217;t know he was a German immigrant who was under investigation in the couple&#8217;s disappearance.</p> <p>Before resting, the defense called two handwriting analysts who said postcards sent from Europe were indeed written in the handwriting of the victim&#8217;s missing wife. Linda and John Sohus disappeared in 1985.</p> <p>The defendant is charged with the murder of John Sohus, whose bones were unearthed a decade later from the yard of a home where the couple lived with Sohus&#8217; mother and Gerhartsreiter rented a guest cottage. Linda Sohus has never been found.</p> <p>Defense attorneys claim that Sohus was not killed by their client but by his wife.</p> <p>There has been no evidence of a motive for either Gerhartsreiter or Linda Sohus to kill John Sohus.</p> <p>The judge ordered attorneys back to court Thursday to discuss jury instructions. He scheduled final arguments for Monday.</p> <p><em>(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)</em></p> 7-Eleven Robbery Suspect Nabbed On San Marino H.S. Campus https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/03/17/7-eleven-robbery-suspect-nabbed-at-san-marino-high-school/ San Marino – CBS Los Angeles urn:uuid:566a2abc-e122-61b4-ad5c-3e74b7649015 Sun, 17 Mar 2013 17:09:00 +0000 A suspected armed robber was arrested on the campus of San Marino High School Sunday following an overnight officer-involved shooting. <p><strong>SAN MARINO (CBSLA.com) —</strong> A suspected armed robber was arrested on the campus of San Marino High School Sunday following an overnight officer-involved shooting.</p> <p>The incident unfolded about 11:20 p.m. Saturday in nearby Alhambra after a 7-Eleven store on Garfield Avenue was robbed.</p> <p>Alhambra police Sgt. Jerry Johnson said police tracked the suspect down near the intersection of Winston Avenue and Huntington Drive in San Marino.</p> <p>&#8220;As the officers approached, the suspect told the officers that he was armed and he would shoot,&#8221; he said. &#8220;An officer-involved shooting then occurred.&#8221; </p> <div id="embed-audioplayer-1" class="embed-item embed-audioplayer shortcode" ><div class="wrapper"> <noscript><h3 class="title">Suspected Armed Robber Arrested Following Police Shooting In San Marino</h3><div class="description"></p><audio class="td-sdk" title="Suspected Armed Robber Arrested Following Police Shooting In San Marino" controls preload="auto"><source src="http://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14984641/2013/03/san-marino-ois-johnson-3-first-part-of-1.mp3" type="audio/mpeg"></audio></noscript><script type="text/javascript">jQuery(function($){jQuery(document).ready(function() {jQuery("#embed-audioplayer-1 .wrapper").cbsPlayer({"background_image":"","cbs_is_mobile":false,"clip_description":"","clip_duration":"","download_url":"","permalink":"","player_id":"embed-audioplayer-1","player_type":"shortcode","preload_media":"auto","share_url":"","station_logo":"","station_name":"","title":"Suspected Armed Robber Arrested Following Police Shooting In San Marino","url":"http:\/\/denver.cbslocal.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/14984641\/2013\/03\/san-marino-ois-johnson-3-first-part-of-1.mp3"})});});</script> </div></div> <p>Alhambra police say a foot pursuit ensued and the suspect ran onto the high school&#8217;s campus. 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