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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Metro’s Gold Line will offer enhanced service for commuters traveling to the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl Game on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2016.To help you ring in the New Year safely, Metro will operate 24-hour, overnight service on Metro Rail, plus Orange and Silver Lines. Free rides will be offered for all bus and rail service from 9 p.m. on December 31, 2015, until 2 a.m. on the morning of January 1, 2016.All latched gates at Metro Rail Line Stations will be unlatched during this time. At 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day, regular fares will be in effect.A One-way fare is $1.75 and includes transfers to other Metro lines for up to two hours to complete a one-way trip. A $7 Day Pass covers unlimited travel starting on date of purchase until 3 a.m. the next morning.Metro has set up an advisory page for commuters traveling to the various New Year’s Day events and post-parade display of floats. Visit this page for full information.To get to the Rose Parade, commuters from East LA-Atlantic or Downtown LA-Union Station are advised to board the Gold Line towards Pasadena-Sierra Madre Villa, then exit at Del Mar, Memorial Park, Lake, and Allen Stations, all of which are within short walking distance of the parade route.From Sierra Madre Villa, customers should board any train, then exit at Del Mar, Memorial Park, Lake, and Allen Stations.Customers are encouraged to load roundtrip fare in advance ($3.50 round trip plus $1 reusable TAP card per person) or buy an unlimited $7 Day Pass before beginning their trip to avoid long return lines to purchase fare.Enhanced Gold Line service will run at three-car/full platform trains every 9 minutes to all stations. Commuters can use the entire boarding platform when boarding.Numerous Metro bus lines along the Rose Parade route will be detoured or split into two segments at Colorado Blvd. until streets are reopened. It would be better to use Metro Rail to avoid disruption.For the 102nd Rose Bowl Game which begins at 1:30 p.m., all customers traveling to the Rose Bowl should exit the Gold Line train at Memorial Park.From East LA-Atlantic or Downtown LA-Union Station, commuters should board the Gold Line towards Pasadena-Sierra Madre Villa, then exit at Memorial Park.From Sierra Madre Villa, customers should board any train, then exit at Memorial Park.After exiting at Memorial Park, walk three blocks west on Holly St. (turn right upon exiting station), past Fair Oaks Avenue, to the free Rose Bowl Shuttle. Shuttle pick-up location is at the west end of Parsons parking lot and will pick up passengers on Pasadena Avenue at Holly St.Shuttles will run continuously from 10 a.m. until two hours after the end of the game.To avoid long return lines at TAP Vending Machines, customers should load roundtrip fare in advance or purchase an unlimited $7 Day Pass, good until 3 a.m. the following morning. TAP cards must be tapped on validators or fare gates before boarding each line, including at transfer stations.On New Year’s Day, Metro staff will be available at key stations to assist customers with their fare.Two children under age five may travel free with each fare-paying adult on bus or rail.Map PDFs of the routes and schedules are available for download, along with other important travel information, from the Metro website, www.metro.net. Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Top of the News 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 Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeauty 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy latest #1 Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game Metro Service Published on Monday, December 21, 2015 | 4:21 pm Community News More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week
Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Jazz president Steven Starks has been named the new CEO of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies.Company officials said Wednesday the 40-year-old executive will leave the NBA franchise team next week to oversee the company’s car dealerships, sports teams, movie theaters and other businesses.Starks is from California and earned a bachelor’s degree in integrated studies from Weber State University. He had previously worked for former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. managing his transition team.Starks joined the company in 2007 and has held a number of leadership roles that included managing the Vivint Smart Home Arena, Megaplex Theatres and the Salt Lake Bees.Executive vice president Don Stirling will step in as interim president of the Jazz. Tags: Larry H. Miller Group/Steve Starks/Utah Jazz August 7, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Jazz president named new CEO of Miller companies Associated Press
Sebastian Velez, an assistant resident dean at Harvard’s Kirkland House, is a graduate student in biology who studies arachnids. But after a massive earthquake struck Haiti, he put spiders aside, and plunged in to help with relief efforts.Velez had been on his way to the Dominican Republic to assist on a water purification project near Pedernales in the southwest corner of the country, on the Haitian border. The project was sponsored by Children of the Border, a nongovernmental organization that Velez founded five years ago to help Haitian refugees who live in uneasy alliance with their Dominican neighbors.He arrived in the Dominican Republic two days after the quake, and quickly teamed up with five Cambridge-area undergraduates, four of them from Harvard, who were already working on the water project.Harvard officials strongly discourage students from heading to Haiti in an effort to help. Trained medical personnel are the first priority there. But these students were already near the massive disaster. So they asked themselves: How can we help?They set their sights on Jacmel, a small Haitian coastal city nine hours from Pedernales by sea.For one thing, Jacmel had not yet received aid, even though it was half-destroyed by the same temblor that leveled Port-au-Prince, the capital. Velez received his first accounts of damage there from Haitian fishermen docking their small boats near Pedernales.For another thing, Jacmel is home to the Faith & Love in Action orphanages, owned by Marlaine and Daniel Alix, the parents of Harvard undergraduate Ruth Vanessa Alix ’10, who has been in touch with Velez and the others.A native of Haiti, she lived there for her first 12 years. She visits Jacmel every summer and on spring break. Her parents founded the Faith & Love in Action Foundation in 1996 and Aid International there in 2000. The groups run orphanages, schools, and churches throughout Haiti, and coordinate medical aid.By Monday (Jan. 18), the ad-hoc Harvard relief team and volunteer Dominican civil defense workers had loaded $23,000 worth of food, water, medicine, and tools aboard a Dominican navy gunboat, which Velez had convinced the government to dispatch. The relief team had bought, inventoried, packed, labeled, and loaded the relief supplies.Jacmel needed those supplies fast, said Velez, a man in a hurry who gave his last cell phone interview from a motorcycle. “That’s the point of all this,” he said.The funds were wired to Velez from the American Humanist Association, a Washington, D.C., aid group dedicated to the idea of being, as they advertise, “good without God.”A second sum of $20,000 arrived earlier this week, and Velez spent it on truckloads of medical supplies for another trip to Jacmel scheduled for Friday (Jan. 22). Reports from the town said amputations were being conducted without anesthesia, and medical supplies were critically needed.“We went to the pharmacy and raided the medicines,” said the jovial Velez, who paid for the goods out of a knapsack stuffed with Dominican pesos. He said he was careful to leave one of everything on the store shelves for local use.For the initial trip, it took 12 hours of hard work — until 3 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 17) — to inventory and load all of the supplies, including pallets of bottled water, thousands of pounds of rice and sugar, containers of powdered milk, boxes of sardines, bags of dried pasta, jugs of cooking oil, wheelbarrows, and cooking utensils. The cargo also included hand tools for breaking through collapsed structures, including sledgehammers, pry bars, pickaxes, hammers, and crowbars.Local farmers donated bananas and plantains. A hardware store provided a truckload of bottled water. Other donors provided hundreds of tents. A few Dominican doctors signed on for the trip.Mindful of potential dangers, Velez was the only student to accompany the Dominican gunboat and its crew on the journey.Velez e-mailed photos of the relief operation. One showed him atop a stack of large white sacks that were stenciled in blue with the word “Humanists.” Another showed Matthew C. Mulroy ’12, tall and smiling, hefting a 100-pound sack of flour.“I feel lucky we’ve gotten to be part of this,” said Tracy T. Han ’11, a Currier House resident with a special concentration in global health. “I’m so glad we’ve been able to help in the little way we can.” The other undergraduates helping in the Dominican Republic were Fabian A. Poliak ’11, Annemarie E. Ryu ’13, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology senior Yvette M. Beben.All were safe and well, Velez said, staying in a Pedernales hotel, and would not enter Haiti. The students are scheduled to fly back to Boston Saturday.When the gunboat arrived in Jacmel, Velez said, it was greeted by 300 Haitians eager to help unload the supplies. Since it was the town’s first glimpse of outside aid, the work went by “in a flash.” The Haitians set up a bucket brigade to unload the vessel. They then used wheelbarrows to transport the goods to waiting trucks.Velez ventured into the small city. Though not as hard-hit as Port-au-Prince, he still saw some now-familiar sights: streets blocked by fallen rubble, buildings collapsed into pancaked stacks, crushed cars, and crowds of dazed pedestrians. The residents, worried by frequent aftershocks, were sleeping outside at night.Velez checked that the food was stored safely and then headed for the Faith & Love orphanage in a little white truck – a Haitian “tap-tap” – that was jammed with food and water.Alix, the Harvard undergraduate whose parents own the Faith & Love orphanages, said by e-mail that all 85 children in the Jacmel facility survived the quake and were in good health. But her parents run two other orphanages in Carrefour, where the epicenter of the earthquake was. There was no word yet on the fate of the children there, she said.While in Jacmel, Velez talked with Haitian doctors, who gave him a five-page list of needed medical supplies. There was adequate food on hand, but distribution was not yet running smoothly.Returning to Pedernales, he bought the requested medical supplies – 4 tons worth – and on Thursday (Jan. 21) was loading the gunboat a second time with the aid of the undergraduates.He said that some of the Dominican volunteers have been working for 24 hours without food and that he himself had just gotten his first four hours of sleep in days.“It’s catching up to me,” he wrote in an e-mail Thursday afternoon – adding that sleep would come on the next boat ride to Jacmel. Velez plans to leave the Dominican Republic and be back in Cambridge in time to teach a class on Monday — back to his spiders.But on Thursday, the second relief shipment still wasn’t ready. He revved up his motorcycle and shouted into the cell phone: “Gotta go!”
A Pittsburgh Steelers fan laughs beside a Cleveland Browns fan in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Pittsburgh won 27-11. (AP Photo/David Richard)CLEVELAND (AP) – Their horrendous start has long been forgotten, erased with an equally unexpected turnaround.The Steelers are in contention, right back where they belong. The playoffs are possible.Ben Roethlisberger threw touchdown passes to Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders and beat Cleveland for the 16th time as Pittsburgh, which opened the season with four straight losses, pushed deeper into the postseason picture with a 27-11 win over the Browns on Sunday.The Steelers (5-6) have climbed back with a one-game-at-a-time philosophy that they’re not about to abandon.“I’m not looking around,” Roethlisberger said, quickly dismissing any postseason speculation. “It’s all about focus. This game is over now. That’s all we can control.”Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) catches a 41-yard touchdown against Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (23) in the second quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Roethlisberger connected on a 41-yard TD pass to Brown in the first half, and hit Sanders on a 4-yarder in the third quarter for the Steelers, who only have a few days to get ready for a Thanksgiving game at Baltimore – a matchup that didn’t look as if it would be very meaningful a few weeks back.Roethlisberger finished 22 of 34 for 217 yards and improved to 16-1 against the Browns (4-7), who have lost five of six and seen a promising season turn into yet another miserable one.An Ohio native, Roethlisberger relishes beating a team from his home state.
Facebook19Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Harlequin Productions Harlequin Productions is proud to announce the relaunch of its Education Program. Classes for the Spring session will begin February 2019. Harlequin is committed to strengthening the foundation of artistic education by creating artistic opportunities for the community as well as the next generation of actors interested in pursuing a career in theatre.The program is open to students in three age groups: Youth (8-12), Teens (13 -18) and Adults (19+), and is designed for those interested in learning the fundamentals of theatre. All three programs run for 5 weeks. For more information or to apply, please call our Box Office at 360-705-3250, or visit our website at www.harlequinproductions.org/education.The Spring Youth Acting session runs February 25 – March 27, 2019. Classes consist of two-hour sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Fall session runs October 7 – November 6, 2019, also on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-6pm. Students will be introduced to the concepts of voice and diction, movement, stage presence, character development, and storytelling. Tuition is $400 and scholarships are available.The Spring session of Acting for Teens runs February 26 – March 28, 2019. Classes consist of two-hour sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Fall session runs October 8 – November 6, 2019, also on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6pm. Class topics include scene study, monologue work, movement and voice/diction. Tuition is $400 and scholarships are available.The Spring session of Acting for Adults runs March 1 – March 29, 2019. Classes consist of two-hour sessions on Fridays, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The Fall session runs October 11 – November 8, 2019, also on Fridays from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Classes include auditioning, advanced acting techniques and scene study, movement and voice/diction. Tuition is $200.Finally, the Summer Conservatory for Young Actors, ages 14-18, will provide an intensive, advanced exploration into the study of theatre. Students will receive conservatory-style training in acting, voice and diction, movement, improv, Shakespeare, and scene study (as well as the more technical aspects of theater, as time permits), culminating in a final performance. The Conservatory runs from June 24 – July 24, 2019, Monday – Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All classes will be held in the State Theater. Tuition is $800 and scholarships are available.Applicants must audition for placement. Auditions will be held March 9 and March 16, 2019, and will require a monologue.
LINCROFT – Monmouth County residents looking to ready themselves for jobs in new or growing fields have four new options this fall at Brookdale Community College.New for the 2013-2014 academic year is a national security studies track, a communication disorders option, a criminal justice certificate and a social media certificate that can be earned entirely online.The social media certificate teaches the skills needed to build or expand a business through social media. Three new classes developed for the program teach how to identify an audience, develop a compelling message, manage a brand, measure effectiveness and avoid common social network pitfalls. The courses are Introduction to Social Media, Writing in the Digital Age and Social Media Marketing.The national security studies track is part of the Criminal Justice Associate of Science program. Courses prepare students to transfer to the National Security Studies bachelor’s program at New Jersey City University.The communication disorders option is a pre-professional program that provides academic groundwork for students considering a career in speech and language. Students earn an associate of arts degree and transfer to another institution for further study. Courses include Voice and Diction, Introduction to Communication Disorders and American Sign Language.The criminal justice certificate is a 36-credit certificate designed for those seeking a career in law enforcement or looking to enhance their current career with academic credentials. Classes provide an overview of the criminal justice system and teach skills in emergency response and physical fitness. Students can apply the credits toward an associate degree in criminal justice.“It is essential for Brookdale to adapt to the national and global markets and provide a curriculum that will meet the needs of the economy and provide our students with the necessary skills and framework to achieve,” said Dianna Phillips, executive vice president of educational services.In addition to the new courses developed for these programs, other new courses this fall include Magazine Writing, Introduction to the Music Business, Automotive Electricity II and Air Conditioning, Project Management, Human Biology, Elementary Portuguese, Independent Chemistry Research and ESL Writing through Research I and II.
The Dance Umbrella is hosting its 15th Spring Showcase this weekend at the Capitol Theatre. Mallard’s Source for Sports would like add to the excitement by selecting Dance Umbrella Team of the Week.The senior members in the club include, starting back row, L-R, hoisted Ben LeMarchand, Alexi St. Jean-Duncan, Connor Clover, Ben Hall and Mitch Ryan.Middle, Kate Harvey-Viera, Danielle Gibson, Emma Collinson, Elsa Neufeld-Cumming, Dana Dickenson Samson, Aja Lamb-Hartley, Aisha Smith, Hannah Ockenden, Lisa Schwab and Hazel Nichol.Front, Becca Landsberg, Rachel Kinakin, Sarah Jane Hicks and Morag Bos.Missing Sabbian Clover.
Saints Learn Plenty on Trip to LethbridgeThe Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team took their game to the next level on a roadtrip east this past weekend and discovered they can hold their own against Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) competition.In a special pre-Christmas journey, the Saints traveled to Lethbridge, Alberta to take on the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns in a two-game exhibition series. Playing against a team with a line-up stacked with former major junior players, the Saints showed they can compete with a 4-3 win on Friday night and a 5-1 loss on Saturday.”Our game plan was to go after them and not sit back,” said Saints head coach Alex Evin. “We scored first on Friday night and just built confidence from there. It was a fun game to be a part of and the biggest win for our hockey program to this day.”Facing former Saints’ netminder Alex Sirard—who backstopped Selkirk to its first British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) title in 2012-13—the visitors came out flying. Selkirk’s Tyler Kerner opened the scoring early in the first and despite Lethbridge answering before the opening frame ended, the Saints outshot their opponents 11-8. Five minutes into the middle stanza, Saints’ captain Logan Proulx made it 2-1 when he put away a nice pass from Darnell Dyck. Alex Milligan continued his strong play and gave the Saints a 3-1 lead before the end of the second period.Early in the third, Kerner’s second goal of the night gave Selkirk a 4-1 lead. Benefitting from powerplay opportunities, the Pronghorns fought their way back with a strong push and scored two goals. Saints’ goaltender James Prigione stood tall in the final period, eventually turning away 33 shots in the game and preserving the victory.”Tyler Kerner had a tremendous game and had a lot of family and friends in the stands,” said Evin. “James Prigione was also a standout and provided a calming presence on the back end when the Pronghorns pushed back. James had great rebound control all night.”Bent on revenge, on Saturday night the Pronghorns were determined to even up the weekend. The teams exchanged goals in the first period, with Dyck getting the marker for the Saints. But in the second period, the Pronghorns scored three unanswered goals to put Selkirk in a hole they could not dig themselves out of in the third.The intent of the first ever foray into CIS territory was to provide the Selkirk College players an intimate look at hockey at the university level. With five years of post-secondary eligibility available to players, one of the goals of the Saints’ program is to move players onto the next level to complete their studies and hockey careers.In that capacity, the weekend was a major victory for the Saints organization.”We learned a lot from our two games against U of L,” said Evin. “In Friday’s win, all of our details were magnified in our systems and our players did a good job of understanding and recognizing that. It was nice to see our group buy in and play a tremendous road game.”The Saints will now take a break for the exam/holiday season. They will return to action on January 9 and 10 at the Castlegar Recreation Complex where they will take on first place Trinity Western University. The Saints—who are two-time defending BCIHL champions—currently sit tied for third in the five-team league.
Dale Howell, tied for fifth in KIJHL scoring, is right behind Hunt in Leafs scoring with 11 points.Hunt, Howell and 16-year-old Ryan Piva are tied for the lead in goals for Nelson, each with four.Piva has goals in each of the last three games for Nelson.Paxton Malone and Mason Jones lead the league in scoring, each with 14 points.Injuries starting to add up for LeafsAfter having to sit a few players due to numbers, Leaf management is now beginning to see a few injuries add up on the roster.Dooley said netminder Jason Sandhu is out due to a lower body injury while Eamonn Miller and Jacob Karran are both out of the lineup due to upper body injuries.Dooley said all three players are expected back soon.Dooley said Spencer Selby missed some of the games at the start of the season because of his carding approval through hockey Alberta.’We signed (Spencer) late in the tryout process and and by the time his transfer went through all the necessary steps it wasn’t until after our first twogames he was approved.”Wounded NitehawksThe Nitehawks will be again missing two players for Friday’s game against Nelson.Tyler Hartman and McKoy Hauck were hit with two-game suspensions for multiple fights during the stoppage of play.The suspensions were picked up in the September 23 game against Grand Forks forcing the pair to miss Saturday’s game against Nelson.Grand Forks and Beaver Valley combined for more than 200 minutes in penalties during the game, won 5-2 by Grand Forks.This was the second time this season Grand Forks and Beaver Valley players spent more time in the penalty box than on the player’s bench.Grand Forks goalie Anthony Gilliart and Rylan Smaha-Muir also received two-game suspensions. One month into the season and not one team in the Murdoch Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has taken control.Currently, three teams — Grand Forks Border Bruins, Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Nelson Leafs — are tied for top spot with the Bruins getting the edge having played one less game.Right on the heels of the three front-runners is Castlegar Rebels, who have won three straight games after struggling out of the gates after losing twice during an East Kootenay road trip.The Nelson Leafs continue its September run through the Murdoch Division by hosting the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Friday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.The game is the lone contest on the schedule for Nelson after the Leafs played three times last weekend.”Right now our concern is putting together a full 60 minutes of hockey, developing our team systems . . . especially defensively,” said Leaf coach Sean Dooley on the eve of the game against the defending Murdoch Division champs.”We’re doing a good job putting the puck in the net and now we have to focus on keeping it out of ours.”The two teams have hooked up three times already, and the season is not even out of September.Beaver Valley started the season by edging the Leafs 3-1 on opening night. Nelson evened the series last Saturday with a 4-3 win in Fruitvale.Hunt on fire to start the seasonNelson Leafs winger Sawyer Hunt appears to have found his scoring touch after returning to his roots in the Heritage City.The 5’11”, 175-pound Nelson Minor Hockey grad has points in five of the Leafs seven games — registering points in the last three contests.Hunt, tied for third in KIJHL scoring, finished his final season in Kimberley with 35 points.If he continues his at this pace, the former Dynamiter would almost triple his points total of a year ago.
Sometimes a loss a says a whole lot more about a team than a win does.After loosing 12-1 in their series opener on the road against the Healdsburg Prune Packers on Saturday, the B52s responded with a much better outing on Sunday and pushed the Prune Packers into extra innings, eventually loosing 4-3 in 10 frames.It was a loss which B52s’ head coach Scott St. John said described as a moment in which his club showed perhaps as much promise going forward as it had in any win this season.“After …