first_img Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Community Newscenter_img The Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys and Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center are co-sponsoring a Caregiver Resource Fair on Sunday, October 18 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center (1434 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena). This resource day will feature a series of speakers and provide attendees the opportunity to meet and speak with representatives that handle matters such as legal issues, hospice, housing, caregiver support, Medicare, in-home health care and more.This resource day was developed as a way to help those in the community that either already caring for a loved one or will soon be as a way to help people plan ahead for the inevitable.The keynote speaker, Dr. Helena Chui, from the Keck School of Medicine at USC will discuss neurological disorders. A panel of experts will highlight Elder Law, Living Options and Caregiver Resources, the importance of diagnosis, and more.Representatives will be on hand from numerous nonprofit organizations that serve caregivers including Huntington Senior Care Network, The Jewish Home, Bet Tzedek Legal Services, as well as individual consultants, whose services are designed to aid and educate the community.The Caregiver Resource Day is free and open to the public. Brunch will be served.For more information please call the Jewish Federation at (626) 445-0810 or Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center at (626) 798-1161.The Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys’ mission is to build community by strengthening and enhancing Jewish life. The Jewish Federation does this by providing programs and services that support the needs of the Jewish community in our region, and acts as the Jewish voice on issues that affect the greater Jewish community. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Faith & Religion News Jewish Federation and Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center Co-Sponsoring Community-Wide Caregiver Resource Fair From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, October 2, 2015 | 6:39 pm More Cool Stuff Community News Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

first_imgGoogle Maps (EASTON, Mass.) — A mother has been arrested for allegedly leaving her 1-year-old son in a shopping cart at a Target parking lot this weekend, police said.A customer at an Easton, Massachusetts, Target reported that a baby was in the parking lot alone around 1 p.m. on Saturday, the Easton Police Department said.When police arrived, they said the 17-month-old boy didn’t appear to be hurt, but was evaluated by the fire department and then taken to a hospital to be checked.The department received a call around 2 p.m. from a man who said he was with the boy’s mother and she claimed the baby had been left behind accidentally, police said.The mother, 27-year-old Taylor Perdue, told detectives that she and three friends went back to her car after they left Target and she “believed that one of her friends had secured her son in his rear-facing car seat,” police said in a statement Monday.Perdue said her friends left in a separate car and she then drove to Plymouth, about 33 miles from the Target. She “realized that her son was not in the car seat” when she arrived, police said.Perdue, of Acton, Maine, was charged with abandonment and endangerment of a child, police said.The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families launched an investigation and, in coordination with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, returned custody of the child to Perdue later that evening, police said.It is not clear when Perdue will appear in court or if she is represented by an attorney at this time.A manager at the Easton Target store declined to comment on the incident.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected] comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE we are told that the Vanderburgh County Library Board only keeps a summary report of their official meetings?  …this Board receives their funding from the City and County taxpayers? …the taxpayers of Vanderburgh County expect that this Board to be transparent when it comes to providing accurate and detailed minutes concerning the important decisions made by this publicly funded Board?IS IT TRUE that the Vanderburgh County Council meets next week?  …that the subject of appointing a new board member to the Vanderburgh County Library Board is on the agenda? …that a member of this board’s term ends this month?  …we have been told that the Vanderburgh County Council will not reappoint this Library Board member?IS IT TRUE we are told that the potential Democrat candidate for Mayor of Evansville is a well-educated millennial with John F Kennedy good looks, great personality with some impressive professional achievements? …it could be possible that someone is trying to trick the CCO but Mole #3 tells us that there really is a person fitting this description who is pondering a run for the Mayor of Evansville?IS IT TRUE we are told that in the event a challenger from the Democrat Party does come forward to oppose Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke there are hints that his opponent may allege that there are a couple of campaign contributions that has the smell of payola on them?IS IT TRUE it is widely known that Mayor Winnecke is starting out with a $600,000 political war chest but what is not widely known is where the money is coming from?…in the most recent financial disclosure form there are 37 people or companies that made contributions of over $5,000 to the Friends of Winnecke fund and 30 of those generous fatcats were from other locations?…that means that only seven (7) local wealthy folks stroked the Mayor a check for $5,000 or more?…of those 30 out of town generous fatcats, many of them were listed as engineers or engineering companies?…engineering in the sense of political contributions almost always means construction contracts for civil engineering work?IS IT TRUE that building projects that have been paid with public money it is a time-dishonored tradition for some of that money to go back to the politician’s re-election campaign coffers who made the contracts happen?IS IT TRUE attached below is the link of  Mayor Winnecke’s 74-page political campaign finance report for 2018?  …we urge you to take your time to read and analyze this extremely interesting report?    Mayor Winnecke’s campaign finance report. IS IT TRUE that Scott Massey, a Purdue University graduate and founder of Heliponix, a company that makes an appliance that fits under a kitchen counter and grows produce year-round, is hoping to change that by bringing sustainable agriculture methods in Cameroon?  …that Scott Massey has been selected for a second Mandela Washington Fellowship to lead educational workshops at Cameroonian universities this month?  …that  Approximately 200 million hectares of suitable land remain unfarmed across Africa, causing many observers to wonder how African nations can unlock their full agricultural potential?  …we hope that Scott Massey will lead the way in achieving this lofty goal for Cameroon?last_img read more

first_imgSixteenth birthdays are special, but when the celebration is for an indie music festival you can expect that the party will be like no other. This year will mark the 16th time that MACRoCk, a festival that takes place in Harrisonburg, Virginia, will have been held. For an event that came close to demise and was re-born, and for the city that hosts it, this milestone couldn’t be sweeter.Harrisonburg, a town recently featured in BRO’s list of Best Mid-Sized Outdoor Cities, is a community centered around James Madison University, a state college with 20,000 students. In the 1990s many of the college’s student radio station staff made an annual pilgrimage to the College Music Journal festival held in New York City. Each year they became more disillusioned as the festival went from its indie grass roots to corporate sponsorship. The JMU students thought they could do better themselves.In 1997 they organized and held the first Mid-Atlantic College Radio Conference (MACRoCk). The first year’s event featured a few bands in public venues on the college campus. The festival grew steadily over the next few years until it included over 120 bands and drew a crowd of 5,000 by the early 2000s. By this point MACRoCk had showcased talent the likes of Elliot Smith, Fugazi, Animal Collective, The Wrens, Coheed and Cambria, Avail, Dashboard Confessional, The Walkmen and War on Drugs. National touring acts would plan their yearly schedule so that they would be in Virginia in spring to play the event.Then, like any good rock and roll saga, things started to come apart. The festival’s burgeoning size was beginning to stretch the campus’s capacity and the cost of renting the university’s facilities created a growing mountain of debt for the event.“The relationship between the university and the festival became adversarial and the event lost compatibility with the campus,” recalled Andy Perrine, Associate Vice President for Communications for JMU and the event’s facility advisor during its peak in the early 2000s.Following the 2006 festival organizers knew something had to change. They skipped 2007’s festival as they continued to reorganize. In 2008, they were back. The revived MACRoCk cut its ties with the university, incorporated as a not-for-profit and differed from its previous incarnations in one key way. It had moved a few blocks down the street from the JMU campus to downtown Harrisonburg.The once vibrant downtown of the county seat town had suffered over the years. Like all towns Harrisonburg began to suburbanize with housing developments, chain stores and strip malls pulling businesses and their patrons from the downtown area and clustering them around the interstate. Then came a wave of urban renewal, a subtle way of describing the pulling down of historic buildings and making parking decks in their place. But in the last decade Harrisonburg’s downtown has staged a comeback, with former industrial spaces renovated into housing and retail and with original, local businesses cropping up in formerly empty store fronts.The festival’s move meshed closely with the goals of Harrisonburg’s revitalization effort, known as the Downtown Renaissance, which was formed 11 years ago to inject life back into the downtown area. They quickly got the area designated a Virginia Main Street Community and made Harrisonburg the first in the state to have a Designated Arts and Cultural District. The new MACRoCk would draw crowds downtown, where the eateries are local, the art is original and the beer is craft.“It was a win-win for the city and the festival,” said Perrine, who has a unique perspective because he was not only involved with MACRoCk, he was a founder and current board member of the Downtown Renaissance.Festival regulars were worried the move would change the event and lose the momentum that MACRoCk had been building over the years. But the move brought new life to the festival. Free of the constraints and limitations of a public college the event has expanded its scope all while tailoring its size to the smaller theaters and stages of the downtown venues. It also found new sources of talent and support as it moved into downtown Harrisonburg.“MACRoCk is now much more the Harrisonburg community than it is the JMU community,” said Marisa Cagnoli, a senior communications major at JMU who is the head of the student committee that runs the festival. Cagnoli noted that local businesses provide venues and donate to support the event, a local Web designer maintains MACRoCk’s Web site and local artists design the festival’s art.In the years following its move MACRoCk proved the momentum was still there, featuring breakthrough acts like Best Coast, the Bowerbirds, Screaming Females, Bon Iver’s S. Carey and The Last Bison.“MACRoCk keeps getting bigger but it keeps the same level of energy,” Perrine said. “It hasn’t lost its character and it’s not about the big name acts. It hasn’t been institutionalized or ruined by corporate sponsorship.”The present festival has stayed true to its campus days. It’s is an eclectic mix of the top mid-Atlantic indie music talent presented with a socially conscious, DIY (do-it-yourself) attitude. MACRoCk has not only the sounds, but the sights and smells of an indie music festival. It also features informative panel discussions and an indie label expo. It’s the best of both worlds, a small, intimate festival with venues within walking distance mixed with a broad palate of music, from hip-hop and death metal to electronica and Americana, of a big festival. And at a time when festival tickets can cost you triple digits a two-day MACRoCk pass is still just $20 pre-ordered.“Our goal is to expose people to the mid-Atlantic music scene,” Cagnoli said. “We do it with volunteers and that grass roots mindset, focusing on community and a DIY ethic. MACRoCk gives you the chance to experience what people are capable of doing on their own and what can be accomplished without corporate sponsorship.”It all takes place in a unique environment. Typical downtown life in Harrisonburg goes on as MACRoCk takes place. Casual dinners mix with punk kids. Art aficionados stand shoulder-to-shoulder with indie rockers.“MACRoCk is really a showcase of the best of what used to exist in a lot of places, which is a funky, gritty, down-to-earth scene,” Perrine noted.This year’s MACRoCk will feature acts familiar to BRO readers from D.C. to Georgia, including Julianna Barwick, Dope Body and Cheap Time. The festival’s panels include a screening of From the Back of the Room, a film that follows the female DIY punk movement, and includes a discussion with director Amy Odem and rockers Michelle Northam of Sick Fix and  Alissa Straiter of Passengers. Other panels will address topics from screen printing to running a record label.“MACRoCk is never the same from year to year,” Cagnoli said. “The structure is the same, but not the content. Every person comes to MACRoCk and leaves with their own unique inspiration.”It hasn’t been an easy journey for MACRoCk. The festival, like the music industry itself, has experienced its ups and downs. But by staying true to its roots and finding strength in the local community it has survived and thrived for 16 years. So for two nights in April a music festival will celebrate its new lease on life and a city’s downtown will be celebrating along with it.This year’s MACRoCk will take place April 5 and 6. For more information, to see the line-up or to buy tickets visit www.macrock.org. center_img last_img read more

first_imgAge: 19Position: Combo guardHeight: 6-foot-6Stats: Averaged 14.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 5.1 assists. He led the Wildcats in assists (189), steals (61), free-throw percentage (.817) and 3-point field-goal percentage (40.4)Honors: Second-team All-SEC, SEC All-Freshman Team … he was named the SEC Tournament MVP when he averaged a team-best 21 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5 assists per game while shooting 55.3 percent from the floor, capped by 29 points in the title game. What they say: Gilgeous-Alexander is an athletic scoring guard who can play on or off the ball. While he shot over 40 percent from 3-point range during his freshman season, he is hesitant to shoot them at a high clip. Look for him to potentially start over or alongside veteran guard Patrick Beverly. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img With the 11th pick of the 2018 NBA Draft, the Clippers selected Kentucky guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.Here’s a quick look at whom the Clippers are getting:School: KentuckyYear: Freshmanlast_img read more

first_imgEngland squad in full:Forwards: Jack Clifford, Dan Cole, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tom Curry, Ben Earl, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Nathan Hughes, Nick Isiekwe, George Kruis, Joe Launchbury, Courtney Lawes, Ben Moon, Brad Shields, Kyle Sinckler, Jack Singleton, Billy Vunipola, Mako Vunipola, Harry Williams, Mark Wilson.Backs: Chris Ashton, Mike Brown, Joe Cokanasiga, Elliot Daly, Ollie Devoto, Owen Farrell, George Ford, Jonny May, Jack Nowell, Dan Robson, Henry Slade, Ben Te’o, Ollie Thorley, Manu Tuilagi, Ben Youngs. SQUAD UPDATE35 players called up for Sunday’s clash against France…See who’s in https://t.co/tXjg7TotGV #ENGvFRA #CarryThemHome pic.twitter.com/Tj2FIISPPB— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) February 5, 2019Sarries teammate Nick Isiekwe has been called up in Itoje’s place, while the uncapped quartet Jack Singleton, Ben Earl, Dan Robson and Ollie Thorley are part of the squad.Speaking after the Ireland game, head coach Eddie Jones expressed his confidence that England could cope without Itoje, who in December suffered a chip in his kneecap.”Maro’s going to be the best lock in the world so it’s a big loss, but we’ve got good depth,” Jones said. “We’ve got Joe Launchbury ready to come back in and you saw Courtney Lawes come off the bench for us. We’ll have to fill his spot and guys will just have to work that bit harder to cover his gap for how long he is out for.” Six Nations 2019: Banged-up Ireland loses CJ Stander (facial injury) for up to four weeks Maro Itoje will miss England’s Six Nations contest against France because of a knee ligament injury but is expected to resume playing toward the end of the tournament.The Saracens lock sustained the injury to his right knee during Saturday’s impressive opening-round 32-20 win against Ireland in Dublin and was later seen leaving the Aviva Stadium on crutches. Itoje, 24, was left out of England’s 35-man squad preparing for this weekend’s clash against France at Twickenham and reports suggest he also will miss the trip to Wales on Feb. 23.It remains to be seen if Itoje, regarded as one of the best second-rowers in international rugby, will be available for the home contest with Italy on March 9. Related Newslast_img read more