Call for impartial investigation into fatal beating of journalist

first_img“Репортеры без границ” (РБГ) глубоко опечалены смертью Николая Андрущенко, наступившей 19 апреля в Санкт-Петербурге. Журналист и соучредитель еженедельника “Новый Петербург” скончался в результате жестокого нападения произошедшего 9 марта. Он был известен в Санкт-Петербурге своими расследованиями коррупции, в которую замешаны местная элита и организованная преступность. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is deeply saddened by Saint Petersburg journalist Nikolai Andrushchenko’s death from a beating and calls on the authorities to guarantee a thorough and impartial investigation. Andrushchenko often covered corruption, still one of the most dangerous subjects for reporters in Russia. Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Follow the news on Russia June 2, 2021 Find out more Россия занимает 148 место из 180 во всемирном рейтинге свободы прессы за 2016 год, опубликованном РБГ. Организации вынуждена регулярно выступать с осуждением хронической безнаказанности убийц и нападений на российских журналистов. His reporting won him many enemies. Someone set fire to his apartment door in March 2005. He spent six month in pre-trial detention in 2007-2008 on charges of obstructing justice and contempt of court before finally being acquitted. He said he was mistreated while in prison. “Given the highly sensitive nature of Nikolai Andrushchenko’s reporting, the judicial and police investigators must seriously examine the possibility that he was killed in connection with his work,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. RSF_en RSF has repeatedly denounced the impunity enjoyed by those who physically attack or murder journalists in Russia, which is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Help by sharing this information Like Novy Peterburg editor Denis Usov, Ageyeva is convinced that Andrushchenko’s death was linked to the highly sensitive stories he covered. He specialized in corruption cases, abuse of authority and the murky links between organized crime and well-placed figures. And he took a close interest in the alleged mafia connections of the Saint Petersburg elite dating back to the 1990s. Журналист Николай Андрущенко умер 19 апреля 2017 года в Санкт-Петербурге, в результате жестокой агрессии. “Репортеры без границ” (РБГ) требуют гарантий того, чтобы полное и беспристрастное расследование отвело особое внимание возможной связи преступления с его профессиональной деятельностью. РБГ напоминают, что расследование коррупции остается наиболее рискованной формой журналистской деятельности в России. Alevtina Ageyeva, the CEO of the Novy Peterburg publishing house, told RSF that Andrushchenko was found unconscious in the street on the night of 9 March after setting off to see someone in connection with a story he was working on. Hospitalized with head injuries, he underwent brain surgery and was then placed in an artificial coma from which he never emerged. Novy Peterburg was closed by court order in 2007 and was allowed to resume publishing two years later. At that time, the newspaper often complained that printers refused to print certain articles. RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Organized crimeCorruptionJudicial harassmentImpunityViolenceCouncil of Europe Эта деятельность стоила журналисту многих неприятностей. В марте 2005 года неизвестные подожгли дверь его квартиры. В 2007-2008 годах он провел шесть месяцев в предварительном заключении за “препятствование отправлению правосудия” и “оскорбление судьи” по поводу чего позже он был полностью оправдан. Андрущенко утверждал, что в тюрьме он подвергался жестокому обращению. В 2009 году его осудили за “разжигание ненависти по отношению к представителям правоохранительных органов” и “оскорбление прокурора”. Но он был освобожден от наказания в связи с истечением срока давности. Газета “Новый Петербург” была закрыта по судебному решению 2007 года. Её издание возобновилось в 2009 году. В этот период газета регулярно жаловалась на отказы типографий печатать тираж из-за конкретных статей. Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption Receive email alerts News In 2009, he was convicted of inciting hatred against the police and insulting a prosecutor but the conviction ended up being quashed under a statute of limitations provision. Алевтина Агеева, равно как и главный редактор “Нового Петербурга” Денис Усов, убеждена, что убийство их коллеги связано с его в высшей степени чувствительным расследованиями. Николай Андрущенко специализировался на коррупционных делах, злоупотреблениях власти и связях между организованной преступностью и некоторыми высокопоставленными руководителями. Он плотно интересовался предполагаемыми мафиозными связями петербургских элит в 90-е годы. Organisation News Related documents cp_andrushchenko_ru.pdfPDF – 64.23 KB April 21, 2017 Call for impartial investigation into fatal beating of journalist News Читать по-русски в PDF и ниже / Read in Russian News to go further Журналист-расследователь избит до смерти в Санкт-Петербурге : следствие должно всерьёз рассмотреть версию того, что преступление связано с его профессиональной деятельностью “A thorough and impartial investigation must be guaranteed by putting a different jurisdiction or the federal authorities in charge of the case. Allowing impunity to prevail yet again would send a highly intimidatory signal to all investigative reporters in Russia.” May 21, 2021 Find out more Директор издательства “Новый Петербург” Алевтина Агеева сообщила РБГ, что Николай Андрущенко был обнаружен на улице в бессознательном состоянии в ночь с 9 на 10 марта. Ранее вечером он ушел на встречу, связанную с его расследованиями. Журналист был госпитализирован с черепно-мозговой травмой и подвергся хирургической операции на головном мозге после чего его погрузилась в искусственную кому, из которой он так и не вышел. Он скончался 19 апреля в возрасте 74 лет. “В высшей степени чувствительный характер расследований, которые вёл Николай Андрущенко должен заставить следователей очень серьёзно отнестись к версии связанной с его профессиональной деятельностью, – заявил глава отдела Восточной Европы и Центральной Азии “Репортёров без границ” Иоханн Бир, – необходимо выведение следствия из-под местной юрисдикции или федеральный контроль за ним, должны быть даны конкретные гарантии того, что расследование будет исчерпывающим беспристрастным. Если безнаказанность вновь восторжествует, это станет исключительно тревожным сигналом для всех российских журналистов-расследователей”. Andrushchenko, who co-founded the Novy Peterburg weekly, died in hospital on 19 April from the severe injuries he received on 9 March. Aged 74, he was well known in Saint Petersburg for his investigative reporting on corruption, the local elite and organized crime. May 5, 2021 Find out more Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Organized crimeCorruptionJudicial harassmentImpunityViolenceCouncil of Europe last_img read more

Joint appeal demanding Shacab editor’s release

first_img Organisation Follow the news on Somalia SomaliaAfrica Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia January 8, 2021 Find out more June 28, 2005TO: H.E. Abdullahi Yusuf AhmedPresident of the Transitional Federal Government of SomaliaH.E. Ali Mohamed GediPrime Minister of the Transitional Federal Government of SomaliaH.E. Adde Muse HirsiPresident of PuntlandYour Excellencies,We, the undersigned local and international press freedom and human rightsorganizations, call for the immediate release from prison of Abdi Farah Nur,editor of the weekly newspaper Shacab in Somalia’s self-declared autonomousregion of Puntland. Local journalists believe his detention is linked tocritical articles in Shacab about the Puntland leadership and Somalia’sTransitional Federal Government (TFG).Police forces in Garowe arrested Farah on June 19, after he resumedpublication of Shacab, which the Puntland government had ordered suspended.He was not brought before a court until June 23, in violation of his rightunder Puntland law to a hearing within 48 hours. When he appeared in court,the presiding judge questioned him on why he had resumed publication of thenewspaper, and the journalist replied that he had done nothing wrong,according to local sources. The court ordered his transfer to a top-securityprison for an undetermined period, pending investigations.Farah, who has not been charged with any crime, is being held incommunicado,according to his colleagues and friends. They say that a colleague who triedto visit him was assaulted and threatened by security forces guarding theprison.His arrest comes after a number of serious attacks on the staff and thepremises of Shacab. In April 2005, security forces attacked the newspaper’soffices, breaking the front gate and damaging the editor’s car and otherproperty, according to the newspaper’s editor and local press freedomgroups. The same month, Farah and reporter Abdirashid Qoransey weredetained, tried, and acquitted on charges of incitement and insulting thepresident. Those charges were based on a mid-April article suggesting thatcitizens with complaints about the Puntland government contact theirrepresentatives in Parliament, and a reader’s letter criticizingauthorities, according to Farah.On May 5, the Puntland government ordered Shacab “temporarily suspended” foran undetermined period for publishing unspecified articles that it claimedcould lead to unrest. A presidential decree issued after a cabinet meetingcited the government’s constitutional responsibility to uphold the unity ofPuntland. Fearing arrest at that time, Shacab decided to suspend publicationwhile seeking to contest the ban via legal representation and negotiation.However, all of those efforts failed, according to the newspaper’smanagement.The undersigned local and international groups believe that Farah is beingheld in violation of his right to work as a free and independent journalist,as guaranteed by Article 20 of the transitional federal charter of Somalia,which Puntland signed, and Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of HumanRights. We call for our colleague’s immediate and unconditional release. Wealso call on Your Excellencies to ensure that journalists in Puntland andthe rest of Somalia can work freely, without fear of reprisal.Sincerely,Robert Menard,Secretary General,Reporters sans frontieres (RSF)Aidan White,General Secretary,International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)Ann Cooper,Executive Director,Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Ibrahim Nawar,President,Arab Press Freedom Watch (APFW) Ahmed Kiimiko,Chairman,Somali Human Rights Defenders Network (SOHRIDEN) Omar Faruk Osman,Secretary General,Somali Journalists Network (SOJON)RECOMMENDED ACTION:Send appeals to authorities:- noting that Farah is being held in violation of his right to work as afree and independent journalist, as guaranteed by Article 20 of thetransitional federal charter of Somalia, which Puntland signed, and Article19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights- calling for his immediate and unconditional release- calling on them to ensure that journalists in Puntland and the rest ofSomalia can work freely, without fear of reprisalAPPEALS TO:H.E. Abdullahi Yusuf AhmedPresident of the Transitional Federal Government of SomaliaH.E. Ali Mohamed GediPrime Minister of the Transitional Federal Government of SomaliaH.E. Adde Muse HirsiPresident of Puntland RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region Receive email alerts News June 28, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Joint appeal demanding Shacab editor’s release February 24, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News Help by sharing this information March 2, 2021 Find out more News RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists to go further News SomaliaAfrica RSF_en last_img read more

NutCheeselogists? Nary Dairy? Local Chefs Center Incubates Delicious Startups

first_img Make a comment Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it COVER: Right NutCheeselogists? Nary Dairy? Local Chefs Center Incubates Delicious Startups Article and Photography by RACHEL YOUNG Published on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 4:55 am Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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 Top of the News center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena With recently received funding of $170,124 from a Community Development Block Grant, Chefs Center of California, a local food-based business incubator on North San Gabriel Blvd. in East Pasadena, installed 84 solar panels that generate one third of their daily energy needs.Chefs Center was one of four local community development programs to receive a Congressional recognition award by Congresswoman Judy Chu for how the programs spent the Community Development funds.The programs are innovative, address crucial issues, and seek to bring opportunities for low- and moderate-income people.“When you have a lot of food-based business using the facility at the same time on a hot day, it could get warm. However the new [heating and cooling system] prevents that from happening,” Joe Colletti said who founded the program. “To make programs successful, you need to have a strong public and private relationship. So having Congress members’ support is very important for us.”The three other local projects who received Congressional Recognition include the Maintenance Assistance and Services to Homeowners (MASH), which provides long term unemployed persons with temporary jobs and job training; The Mike Antonovich Dental Clinic that provided low or no cost dental services to low and very low income adults and children; and the La Pintoresca Teen Education Center that provides educational resources including a new computer lab.Opening in 2009 as a nonprofit economic development program, in four and a half years Chefs Center says it has served 450 start-up businesses. Colletti says that at least thirty-five percent of those start-ups have flourished into successful, self-operating businesses.For many of these start up businesses like Lisa & Mo’s redefining gluten free baking, their food-business idea could never have become a reality without Chefs Center, mostly due to the large expense of commercial kitchen equipment.“Chefs Center is such a great place to start because you don’t have to put all the money out up front. A storefront is so expensive to get equipment and insurance and everything else that is handled through Chefs Center. We have our own dedicated space so that were away from the rest of the kitchen where people may be using flour,” Tony Minutelli of Lisa & Mo’s said.Famous for their avocado cupcake, Lisa & Mo started from their love of baking. Find their gluten free products including cupcakes, cookies, cakes, and savory items on www.lisaandmo.com or at www.goodeggs.com.Next to gluten free bakers is a vegan cheese making couple who call themselves NutCheeseologists. Looking for a non-dairy cheese for his children, Allen Keller fermented cashews and developed it into a delicious cream cheese-textured cashew cheese called Nary Dairy. Nary Dairy can replace sour cream, mayonnaise, goat cheese, ricotta cheese and even make soup creamier, especially their delicious Herbed Cream Qi’Z found on www.narydairy.com.“We wanted to make something that was healthy and a good way for our daughters to get protein. Nary Dairy is full of nutrients and vitamins and the kids love it too. They take it as a school treat with carrots and pita chips,” Lois Keller said who helps her husband make small batches of Nary Dairy at Chefs Center.Chefs Center has given the couple the resources like the proof box and the giant mixer, but also a new family who they share ideas and laugh with as they create food next to each other.“In other kitchens it’s a competition, other kitchens don’t have the level of services or community. At Chefs Center it’s like seeing friends and family again. They share resources and contacts and learn techniques from each other,” Chef Larry Bressler said who is the general manager of Chefs Center.Chefs Center caters to the needs of each food business. Some businesses utilize the 6,000 square foot licensed commercial kitchen for 12 hours daily especially as the holiday season impends, while others come for 45 minutes once a week. In the kitchen on any given day as few as five up to 19 businesses on its busiest day could be in the kitchen talking, laughing, sharing ideas and building camaraderie as they pursue unique food based businesses.“Chefs Center is extremely successful. It is one of the most successful endeavors that I have ever started and the success is really huge. There are so many businesses doing so many good things,” Colletti said.From the Flying Pig Food Truck to Coolhaus in Pasadena on Colorado Boulevard, Bonnie B’s Smokin’, Mother Moo Creamery, the Goodie Girls who won an episode of Cupcake Wars, and Napoleon Macarons with now four stores all incubated at Chefs Center. According to Chef Larry Bressler, the advantage that makes Chefs Center different and contributes to the large success is access to Chefs Center’s 5 Entrepreneurial Steps including instructional workshops and consulting services.“It’s great to have other people who are in the food business to knock around ideas with and talk about your experiences as far as what you’re selling, how you’re selling, who you’re selling to and then also technique things especially people like us who are not trained in the culinary field,” Minutelli of Lisa & Mo’s said.The business ideas incubating at Chefs Center stand at the cutting edge of food business with private chef Paleo-based meal deliveries, delivering healthy lunches to local schools, macarons straight from Lyon, France, vegan products, gluten free baking, cold pressed juice, and a chef for the green room of Jimmy Kimmel Live among many others.“We are four private chefs delivering Paleo-based meals to people’s homes and to cross fit gyms. We want to get Paleo-based eating to be more than a trend, but an actual way of living and eating,” Tony Campos of eliteEats said, visit eliteEats.net for more information.The idea for Chefs Center itself sprang from another one of Colletti’s projects that acted as job training café called Mama’s Hot Tamales. In that experience Colletti saw an increasing demand for people who wanted to start a business. The Episcopal Economic Development under the branch of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles established Chefs Center in Pasadena, as it is the only place in Los Angeles County that can operate a shared space kitchen. Pasadena has a separate Public Health Department that allows places like Chefs Center to operate, although every business must obtain its own public health license.“The city has been an unbelievable partner over the last four and a half years. We see the health inspector in here sometimes twice a week,” Bressler said.The history of the building itself dates back to at least 1903. At that time the building was used as stables, a livery that housed the horses for the Rose Parade. The building became a restaurant in the 1970s and then the empty building was converted into a giant kitchen dreamed up by Chef Larry Bressler.Now Bressler has helped many other’s dreams come true with his advice and encouragement and he could help make your food based business a reality too. For more information visit http://www.chefscenter.org or http://www.ehala.org/. 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Poison Control Suggests 12 Holiday Safety Tips for 12 Days of Christmas

first_imgPublic Safety Poison Control Suggests 12 Holiday Safety Tips for 12 Days of Christmas Published on Monday, December 9, 2013 | 1:15 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Herbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Make a comment 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Business Newscenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Community News In the spirit of the English carol “12 Days of Christmas,” California Poison Control System urges everyone to practice “12 Days of Safety” for each day leading up to December 25th.12/14 – Make sure your home is “poison proof” if small children are visiting. Secure all medicines, cleaning products and personal care products before your guests arrive. Poisonings can occur in the home of grandparents who may not remember how quickly children can move or how inventive they can be in exploring new spaces.12/15 – Take steps to prevent food poisoning. Prior to food preparation, clean all counters and cutting boards with hot water & soap, and wash your hands. After meals, refrigerate food promptly.12/16 – If you use alcohol or tobacco, make sure these products are out of reach of toddlers.12/17 – Keep your Christmas tree fresh with water early on, and keep all sources of flame well away from the tree. Put fresh batteries in all your smoke detectors.12/18 – Carbon monoxide can be a holiday killer. Never heat a home with a gas stovetop, gas oven or use charcoal indoors. Make sure your chimney flue is fully open before enjoying a holiday evening in front of the fireplace. Keep outdoor generators away from windows. Keep flammables away from floor furnaces.12/19 – Holiday gifts can have flat, coin-shaped batteries. If swallowed, these can cause serious injury. Keep all batteries away from babies, children and pets!12/20 – Don’t let babies or pets chew on foil wrapping paper. It may contain lead. Do not throw this paper into the fireplace either.12/21 – Holiday plants, including mistletoe and holly berries, may cause some mild stomach upset if swallowed.12/22 – Store and serve food only in containers meant for food, and never put non-food items in food containers.12/23 – Lead can still be found in new and used children’s products, like toys, backpacks, lunchboxes and jewelry.12/24 – If using snow spray or flocking the tree indoors, be sure to open windows while applying it. Solvents in the spray cans may cause nausea, lightheadedness and headache.12/24 – Merry Christmas! – Have the poison control number 1-800-222-1222 programmed into all phones. Call anytime, 24/7 for expert advice or questions. For more free weekly safety tips to cell phones, text the word TIPS or PUNTOS for Spanish to 69866.About CPCSYou can learn more about a variety of poison issues by following CPCS on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/Xyj6xs and on [email protected] Sign up for weekly safety text messages to your cell phone by texting TIPS to 69866; and download a free iPhone app, Choose Your Poison, at http://bit.ly/gg9vfG. CPCS is dedicated to providing California residents with the most up-to-date information and 24-hour help in case of poisoning. In case of an accidental poisoning, consumers should immediately call 1-800-222-1222 for advice. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

500 Job-Seekers Turn Out for the Largest Career Fair in San Gabriel Valley

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Community News On Friday, August 28, 2015, one of the largest career fairs to ever take place in the San Gabriel Valley helped to challenge the growing demand for an increase in local employment opportunities in the area. Multiple entities took part in a collaborative effort to make the regional Asian American Economic Fourth Annual Job & Career Fair a success.With over 80 employers on-site offering job opportunities to nearly 500 job-seekers during the one day event, Managed Career Solutions (MCS) along with the Asian American Economic Development Enterprises, the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD), Chinatown Service Center and the Los Angeles County Office of Education’s GAIN Division worked together in organizing this important event.“We are happy that our role in this historic event helped provide job-seekers in the San Gabriel Valley with employment opportunities,” said Esteban Magallanes, President of MCS. “These are still challenging times for our nation’s economy but we are making great strides in creating meaningful job opportunities at the local level for residents of this prominent region of Southern California”.The Career Fair took place at Almansor Court in the City of Alhambra and was free and open to the general public. Attendees had the opportunity to take part in career-related workshops and seminars and interact with over 80 hiring entities in the private sector like Kaiser Permanente and Bank of America, and in the public sector including the Alhambra Unified School District, the California Highway Patrol and the Los Angeles County Board of Equalization and Department of Public Health.CA Assemblymember Ed Chau walked the halls of the Career Fair to show his support of the event and spoke to job-seekers, employers and members of the media. “It thrills me to know that local jobs are becoming more available for residents of the San Gabriel Valley,” said Assemblymember Chau. “I stand committed to strengthening the economic health of this region and job creating events like this one will help fulfill our goals as a community.”About: Managed Career Solutions is an organization that aims to provide employment assistance to residents in Los Angeles. MCS provides training sessions and one-on-one consulting with service providers, financial institutions, and procurement specialists. Specialties include training services as well as access to capital consulting, focused upon commercial capital, venture capital and microloans among other services. www.mcscalifornia.com Community News Make a comment HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe More Cool Stuff 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News 500 Job-Seekers Turn Out for the Largest Career Fair in San Gabriel Valley The Historic Event Focused on Providing Local Employment Opportunities to Residents of the San Gabriel Valley From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, August 31, 2015 | 11:46 am Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Thursday was Tuk Tuk Day in Pasadena

first_img Community News Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Today was the first, and probably only, official Tuk Tuk Day in Pasadena. Today, dusitD2 Hotel Constance rolled out the city’s only electric tuk tuk. The electric six-passenger vehicle made its debut at 11:00 a.m. this morning as Mayor Terry Tornek took the first test drive around the block.These iconic vehicles are a standard means of transportation in Thailand and known for their signature “tuk tuk tuk” sound. The introduction represents a marriage of the East and West here in Pasadena. Hotel Constance is a Thai brand and they seek to innovate by bringing new experiences to Pasadena, CEO of Singpoli, Ken Hui, explained.District 7 Council member, Andy Wilson, added “we mix the old and new together.” The tuk tuk is iconic of a culture but also technologically advanced. The tuk tuk has a range of 55 miles per charge.Similarly, Mayor Tornek explained that he sees Pasadena as a city that’s open to embrace other cultures.“We value heritage but are not afraid to innovate,” he said. The tuk tuk is just one example of how the city is making Old Pasadena new again.“We’re using the innovation of the hotel and trying it to all the unique landmarks in Pasadena, “ said Frank Girardot, CEO, Pegasus Communications, whose firm represents the Hotel Constance.The tuk tuk will ferry hotel guests to local places such as Old Pasadena restaurants and nearby colleges starting tomorrow.The tuk tuk requires a motorcycle license for operation and this one is driven by Rory, of Hotel Constance. Catch a ride on the orange side and enjoy this innovative East-meets-West Pasadena [email protected] Hotel Constance is located at 982 East Colorado Blvd. Call (626) 898-7900 or visit www.hotelconstance.com for more details. Government Thursday was Tuk Tuk Day in Pasadena Story and Photography by VERONICA AN Published on Thursday, October 22, 2015 | 2:21 pm Top of the News center_img 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News More Cool Stuff 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.last_img read more

Mountain Rescue Today Continues Record Streak

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment 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 * Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sweet Things Every Guy Wants To Hear From The Woman He LovesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Community News latest #1 Mountain Rescue Today Continues Record Streak From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 | 12:36 pmcenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Top of the News Business News 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Altadena Mountain Rescue Team members, joined by the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team, rescued a 32-year-old man who was stuck in Coyote Canyon Tuesday morning, adding another incident to the record number of seven rescues the team has conducted since February 21, 2016.The man was visiting from Michigan, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Paige said.“At about 8 a.m., the Sierra Madre Police Department was notified of a hiker stranded in Coyote Canyon, on top of a dried-up waterfall,” Paige said. “The Sierra Madre Police notified us.”Both the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue and Altadena Mountain Rescue Team were activated.Paige said it took them several hours searching at the canyon before locating the stranded man.Rescuers reached him and lowered the man on a rope down the canyon. The man had to be treated for scratches on his elbows and knees.“He started off his hike at about 7 in the morning before the nature center opened and he was on a trail run,” Paige related. “He got into the canyon and got to the end, and said ‘well, there’s a trail here, it’s got to go somewhere,’ so he kept on trekking and unfortunately, he got into a position where he could no longer go up or down. So he called for help.”Paige said they could not use a helicopter because the area was right under a high-voltage power line.Earlier, Paige said they’ve had a record number of incidents involving people being stuck in the mountain trails or injured, partly because of the increased number of people hiking up the mountains because of the warm and sunny weather. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Grief Support Series Begins at La Canada Presbyterian Church

first_img Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Rev. Peter HintzoglouThe unpredictable convergence of emotions after the death of a loved one will be addressed in a welcoming, comforting setting when the La Cañada Presbyterian Church convenes a six-week grief support series on Sunday, May 15, at 4 p.m. in the church library.Grief can have an astonishing shelf-life, according to the Rev. Dr. Peter Hintzoglou, a veteran counselor who will lead the series. “Even when we think that we’ve managed the emotions well, and we’re doing well, there are times in our life when unexpected triggers bring the grief back to us full-force,” he said. “Often we are taken by surprise. The journey of grief is very unpredictable.”The series will be offered free of charge on consecutive Sundays through June 19, with each session lasting about an hour and 15 minutes. While it’s suggested that participants come for all six meetings, it is permissible to drop in for any of them.Hintzoglou is the longtime bereavement coordinator at Heartland Hospice and has spent several years at LCPC counseling families in the end stages of life and the journey of grief.“Grieving is not a weakness, for it is normal,” he said, “and there is no timing that one can set when grief may be over. Often, we don’t get over it; we learn to manage it. In these sessions, we’ll provide guidance for doing that.”La Cañada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill Blvd. The library is just to the left of the Sanctuary entrance. For additional information, call the church office at (818) 790-6708. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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 First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Business Newscenter_img Community News HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Faith & Religion Events Grief Support Series Begins at La Canada Presbyterian Church On Sunday, May 15 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, May 9, 2016 | 7:23 pm 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community Newslast_img read more

Urban Plates Dishes Up Fresh Market Fare

first_imgAs you make your way down the cafeteria style bar, you’ll find a diverse assortment of beverages. Choose a summery replenisher like the Ginseng Mint Green Tea or a glass of kombucha on tap. For diners 21-and-over, there is an impressive variety of beer and wine to compliment your meal. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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. “We want you to feel at home here as soon as you walk in the door,” said Buycks. Although the communal table encourages conversation, there’s also WiFi in case you need to get some work done. The market style restaurant offers solid staples like BBQ Turkey Meatloaf (which is one of Chef Robert Buycks’ favorites) and Oven Baked Salmon as well as vegan and gluten-free choices like the Kale Coconut Tofu salad and the Vegetable Curry. The Vegetable Curry is creamy, well-seasoned and about ten times as good as you could make at home – it even comes served at the perfect temperature so you can dig in right away. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Buycks says he peruses Pasadena farmer’s markets and is inspired by the seasons and includes high-quality options like wild-caught albacore and organic produce. Best of all, everything comes served with a beautifully grill-marked slice of foccacia bread. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Urban Plates doesn’t skimp on the desserts either. They have an in-house pastry chef and incredible selection of tempting treats like Urban Cowgirl Cookies and Strawberry Vanilla Layer Cake. These options change almost daily so there’s always a good reason to save room for dessert. Business News “We’re a perfect fit – Pasadena is a community and we’re a family restaurant,” said Buycks. Urban Plates is located at 269 South Lake Avenue. Visit www.UrbanPlates.com or call (626) 800-4448 for more details. Urban Plates is a place where you can feel at home. The food is fresh and simple but with enough options to satisfy a variety of palates – they even have a kids’ menu. The outdoor fire pit, communal table and and cozy seats will make you want to linger over your meal. Top of the News Community News Pasadena Eats, The Dining Blog Urban Plates Dishes Up Fresh Market Fare From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 | 12:24 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  “That’s why we have a community table here – we want people to meet their neighbors…[Eating together] is a way we connect with each other,” said Chef Robert Buycks. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week “It makes me feel great to cook from scratch and offer things like free-range chicken at this price point,” said Buycks. More Cool Stuff Make a comment 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Men’s Cross Country Wins Santiago Canyon Invite

first_img Subscribe 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News 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. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Nathan-Michael Guzman and Eduardo Urbina (right) led the PCC men’s cross country team to its meet win on Saturday at Irvine Regional Park, image by Richard Quinton.With just four colleges participating, the Pasadena City College men’s cross country team scored its first meet title under first-year head coach Innocent Egbunike at the Santiago Canyon Invitational on September 30. The Lancers placed five of the top 10 finishers over the 4-mile course at Irvine Regional Park.PCC sophomore Nathan-Michael Guzman placed second overall out of 42 runners with a time of 22 minutes, 41 seconds. Only unattached runner Cristian Flores ran faster to win the race at 22:27.Eduardo Urbina grabbed fourth (22:50) followed by Eric Bravo (23:13, sixth), Christian Alcala (23:45, seventh), and Marcelo Ramirez (23:49, eighth). Kalen Marshall and Armando Solis finished in a tie for 11th (24:09). Other Lancers participating were Jacob Reyes (25:47, 22nd), Tymel Minter (26:47, 25th), Milton Lamar (26:57, 26th), and Jeremy Alvarenga (27:01, 27th).East Los Angeles took second, host Santiago Canyon third, and College of the Desert was fourth.The Lancers were picked No. 14 on the most recent SoCal Regional Rankings.center_img HerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 Showtimes Top of the News Sports Men’s Cross Country Wins Santiago Canyon Invite By ROBERT LEWIS Published on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | 11:12 am Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more