Pasadena Firefighter’s Help Prepare Turkey & Fill Blessing Bags for Over 350 People on Thanksgiving

first_imgGiving Back Pasadena Firefighter’s Help Prepare Turkey & Fill Blessing Bags for Over 350 People on Thanksgiving From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 12:48 pm 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News 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CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Make a comment More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * On Wednesday, November 26th, at 3:00 p.m. Pasadena Firefighters and the Fink family will help prepare food and fill blessing (gift) bags for Thanksgiving (27th) when the Pasadena Sandwich Company will serve over 350 meals to families in Pasadena who are transitioning from homelessness to self-sufficiency.The “Thanksgiving Share A Meal” is a collaborative effort of the Pasadena Fire Department, Pasadena Unified School District, Pasadena Sandwich Company and the Stephen E. Fink Memorial Fund.The Pasadena Sandwich Company is a Pasadena landmark. The Fire Department has a long standing tradition of giving back to the community it serves and has supported the Pasadena Sandwich Company in their ongoing outreach to bring greater awareness to families facing difficult times. Invitations to families for this event will be coordinated through the Pasadena Unified School District.The collaborative event is to recognize the difficulties of families in transition and offer them a nice dining experience at the Pasadena Sandwich Company so they can partake in the true meaning of the Thanksgiving holiday.The Pasadena Sandwich Company is located at 259 Sierra Madre Villa Avenue, Pasadena. Top of the 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. Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

Job swap day gives food for thought

first_img Previous Article Next Article Chief executive of Investors in People Ruth Spellman got to have lunch with TV chef Gary Rhodes in one of his London restaurants as part of the Campaign for Learning’s Job Swap Day.Spellman said, “The day was an informal opportunity to really find out how it works and gave me a different perspective for my job. It was interesting to see how that environment is really focused on the customer, and I think we can learn from that.”Spellman was swapping jobs with Rhodes’ boss Simon Marshall who is managing director of hotels and commercial restaurants for Sodexho (formerly Gardner Merchant). Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Job swap day gives food for thoughtOn 30 May 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Guyana, TT record wins in CWI Regional U-19 50-Over tourney

first_imgTrinidad and Tobago’s quest to do the double got off to the perfect start when they thoroughly thrashed the Leeward Islands by a mammoth 176 runs in the first round of the Regional Under-19 50-Over Championship here yesterday.Joshua PersaudFresh from capturing the three-day title, T&T produced a solid batting performance on their way to posting the day’s highest total of 249 for seven from their 50 overs. Leonardo Julien, who top-scored with 82, and Joshua James, who stroked an unbeaten 53, were the mainstay of T&T’s innings.Julien, who faced 114 balls and smashed four boundaries and four sixes, shared in two half-century partnerships to help guide T&T from a spot of bother early on.He joined forces with Crystian Thurton (26) to add 62 runs for the third wicket, after they had slipped to 34-2.Following the dismissals of Thurton and Mbeki Joseph (9), he and James added 60 runs in 12 overs to help push the score to 189-5. Once Julien lost his wicket trying to up the tempo, James found a worthy partner in Rivaldo Ramlogan, who smashed a quick-fire 35 from just 20 balls to help them up to their eventual score.James hit two fours and one six in his unbeaten 64-ball knock. The Leewards never came close to mounting a serious challenge, with Teron Jadoo and Justyn Gangoo running through the middle- and lower-order to skittle them out for just 73. With the score on 43-2, the Leewards incredibly lost their last eight wickets for just 30 runs. Elroy Francis who scored 32 was the only double-digit contributor.Kevin SinclairJadoo finished with the spectacular figures of three wickets for one run, while Gangoo snagged 3-14. Both Guyana and the Windward Islands recorded six-wicket victories over Canada and Jamaica respectively. Thanks to a four-wicket haul by Kevin Sinclair, Guyana bundled out Canada for 146 runs, with Kavian Naresh being Canada’s main contributor with 57.Propelled by Joshua Persaud’s 62-ball knock of 80, Guyana then made light work of the total, racing to 147 for four in just 24 overs. It was a similarly comfortable win for the Windward Islands, who dismissed Jamaica for a paltry 159. They then motored along at almost six runs an over on their way to scoring 164-4 in 27.5 overs. Openers Kimani Melius, who top-scored with 86, and Jahseon Alexander, 58, put on 146 for the first wicket to set the Windwards on the path to victory. (CMC)last_img read more

Officials try out Orange Line

first_imgSan Fernando Valley business leaders and elected officials took a test-ride Friday on the Metro Orange Line, which many see as an economic engine for redevelopment in underutilized pockets across the region. Three weeks before the $330 million busway opens to the public, leaders boarded the double-long buses to tour the route and adjacent bicycle-jogging path as part of a morning conference on transportation mobility in Los Angeles County. “We look at that as an economic engine, a driver. It’s something that will create interest where before there was not,” said Bruce Ackerman, president and CEO of the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley. “The economic development side of it holds even more potential than I think we’re aware of.” Business leaders touted the Orange Line’s ability to offer their employees a cheaper way to get to work. Educators said it could give working students a rush-hour route to night classes on college campuses. And urban planners said sleepy areas along the route could be ripe for redevelopment. The 14-mile busway built along an old rail line between North Hollywood and Warner Center is set to open Oct. 29, with two days of free rides. It’s the largest mass transit infrastructure investment in the Valley since the last leg of the Metro Red Line subway opened in 2000. The busway promises a trip across the Valley in 40 minutes or less and it’s promoted as an alternative to the jammed Ventura Freeway. Alongside the transit line is a landscaped 14-mile bike and jogging path across the Valley. Residents have long worried that development spurred by the Orange Line would intrude into single-family neighborhoods. Such complaints fueled residents’ earlier lawsuit to halt the project that has since been settled. But business leaders said they envision redevelopment along the route in older, industrial pockets where land is underused. They envision growth particularly reviving commercial districts, such as Van Nuys Boulevard. For example, Ackerman said the park-and-ride station at Van Nuys, near the Valley’s government center with its 5,000 employees, would be a prime location for mixed-use residential and commercial development. Two or three other park-and-ride lots elsewhere could similarly be desirable locations. Property values can increase 20 percent near transit lines, one expert said. “We’ve grown up thinking big roads are the answer. Big roads are hard on neighborhoods. This is a neighborhood-friendly mass-transit alternative,” said urban planner Dan Rosenfeld of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development and Land Use Committee. The ride was part of a meeting of Mobility 21, the countywide coalition of transportation, business, community and legislative leaders who advocate for traffic solutions. Elected officials included City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel; Assemblywoman Fran Pavley, D-Woodland Hills; Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, D-Van Nuys; and Assemblyman Paul Koretz, D-West Hollywood. Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky – who was called the Father of the Orange Line for championing it through his district – praised the busway as a system that can be built faster and cheaper than other transit solutions. “This is the kind of public transportation system that could easily work in our lifetime in any part of Los Angeles County.” Lisa Mascaro, (818) 713-3761 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more