John Ebiner, candidate for reelection to the San Dimas City Council, March 3, 2020
John Ebiner was born in Santa Monica, lived in Los Angeles for two years, and then moved to the East San Gabriel Valley. (His parents and younger brother came with him.) John attended Bishop Amat High School and graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a history degree and a teaching credential. For a few years he was a substitute high school teacher, worked in a pizza place, and played keyboards in a rock band. In 1982 he was offered a job at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach on the condition he could learn how to program computers. He has worked at Hoag since then and is now a senior software analyst.
John and Lori were married in 1984 and moved to San Dimas in 1985. They have four great kids, ranging in age from 18 to 32, a wonderful daughter-in-law, and a great soon-to-be son-in-law. By the way, three of John and Lori's children still live in San Dimas, and a fourth lives in downtown Los Angeles. John and Lori also have twin one-year-old grandkids with another one on the way. Lori is an artist and is responsible for many paintings, carvings, and creative touches around the house. She turned their garage into an art studio and often helps children learn the joy of art. John and Lori still live in the historic part of town “within walking distance of everything”.
In San Dimas John helped found the Pioneer Park H.O.M.E. Association, served on the San Dimas General Plan Advisory Committee, and was elected to the San Dimas City Council. He is Council liaison to the Parks & Recreation Commission, Council representative on the school district ad-hoc committee, the city’s alternate to the Gold Line Joint Powers Authority, and Council rep on the Gold Line station art committee. He is a member of the San Dimas Historical Society and the San Dimas Chamber of Commerce.
John and Lori have been actively involved in church and school activities, including major fundraising events. At one time or another, John has been involved in Cub Scouts, Little League, and assisting with robotics and fencing programs. Memberships include the Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy, and American Farmland Trust, among many others.
Among John’s interests are music, movies, family trips, time with family, gardening, sports, politics, pets, old houses, and San Dimas.
John’s campaign is all about quality of life, from revitalizing downtown to promoting parks, trails and trees; from top-notch public safety to a solid budget; from offering fresh ideas to protecting the outstanding history, stability, and diversity of San Dimas.
The campaign’s slogan is “It’s Your Town. Together, let’s make it the best it can be!”
John and Lori with the twins and the whole family –
Brian and Beth, Anthony, Christine, and Isabel and Philip
John played keyboards in a number of bands in his younger days. Nightwing and The Promise were two of them, and they played the L.A. scene.
John still plays occasionally.