12 Jun
2021

Statement from PUSD Superintendent Jon R. Gundry on Passage of Proposition 30

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Community News Hi Pasadena Unified School District,Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Jon R. Gundry issued the following statement regarding the passage of Proposition 30:“I am pleased that Californians approved Proposition 30 and chose to invest in the K-12 and higher education institutions that define our state. Despite the passage of this measure, the fiscal situation in PUSD remains dire. Proposition 30 does not bring new money to the district but rather prevents us from losing more this school year. The combination of a structural deficit and declining enrollment will force the district to make an estimated $10.3 – $12 million in cuts for the 2013-2014 school year depending on future tax revenue from the state.”“Proposition 30 prevents automatic cuts to this school year and keeps state funding formulas from decreasing further but did not address the damage that has been done over the last several years. Over the last five years, revenue that PUSD has received from the state has decreased by $35.7 million or 17.6 Percent. Student enrollment has dropped by an estimated 10.5% over that same period. Multimillion dollar cuts have depleted our reserves. One-time federal funds and other grants have lapsed.”“As a community, we must consider every option to maintain the fiscal viability of the district today and into the future. Two of the associations that represent district employees agreed to contingency language before the election that allow a limited number of work furloughs to take affect in 2013. We also need the United Teachers of Pasadena and California School Employees Association Local 434 to partner with us. It is critical that together we find a solution that will allow us to continue to provide a high quality educational experience for all PUSD students and keep as many of our hard working personnel employed as possible.”“I will continue work with the Board of Education to examine all possible austerity measures to make sure that this district is solvent for next year as well as years to come. I urge the public to stay informed and involved as we discuss the fiscal future of the Pasadena Unified School District. The decisions before us will irrevocably affect the future of public education in our community.”For full details, view this message on the web. 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. Top of the News HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Signs That Your Ex May Still Want You BackHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyZac Efron Is Dating A New Hottie?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Education Statement from PUSD Superintendent Jon R. Gundry on Passage of Proposition 30 By SUPERINTENDENT JON GUNDRY, PUSD Published on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | 2:53 pm Business Newslast_img read more

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24 Sep
2020

Women arrested on Easter for intimidation

first_imgLAUREL, Ind. — A woman was arrested in Laurel after police say she was threatening people with a baseball bat.According to police, Kim Piepmeyer was arrested on the charges of Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon and Criminal Mischief.Police responded to a 911 call regarding a female threatening people with a baseball bat on Sunday evening in Laurel.Officers questioned various people and discovered Kim made multiple threats against the lives of the other residents at the home.Police say she also used the bat to damage the interior of the residence.last_img

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24 Sep
2020

Indy Colts Head Coach

first_imgIt was not the usual path taken by the Colts in obtaining their new head football coach.  According to the Indy Star, they were sure they had the right choice when Josh McDaniels of the New England Patriots took the head job.  Unfortunately, less than 24-hours later he announced he was staying with New England.  This might have been the right choice for McDaniels at this time, but he certainly did not set a good precedent for the next time he wants a head job.The Colts then turned to Philadelphia’s offensive coordinator, Frank Reich.  Reich was not actively pursuing a head job, but he certainly was interested if one came along.  The Colts are hoping that the laid-back Reich might be the key to getting Andrew Luck back on the job.  Luck, of course, is still rehabbing his shoulder at this writing.It seems that this is just another example of the “Good Old Boys Club” in pro sports.  Team owners are very reluctant to look very deep into the pool of coaches.  An example would be the Cincinnati Bengals who stayed with Marvin Lewis instead of making a change.  For Colt fans, I hope Reich is the right choice!last_img read more

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13 Aug
2020

Arteta will be ‘ruthless’ to build winning mentality at Arsenal

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Mikel Arteta has warned Arsenal’s underachieving stars that he will be “ruthless” as the new boss looks to restore a winning mentality to his troubled club.Arteta, who had been working as an assistant to Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, was hired by Arsenal on Friday after agreeing a three-and-a-half-year contract to replace the sacked Unai Emery.The former Arsenal midfielder arrives at the Emirates Stadium to find a team in crisis following a wretched run that cost Emery his job and reaffirmed the sense the Gunners have lost their way since the final years of Arsene Wenger’s reign.Languishing in 10th place in the Premier League after a run of one win in 12 games in all competitions, Arsenal hope Arteta can steady the ship and eventually turn the north Londoners into contenders for a top four berth.And Arteta, speaking at his official unveiling at the Emirates on Friday, made it clear he will take a hardline to ensure the malaise doesn’t continue any longer.“I have to engage the players, when I was here with Man City (last week) everyone was a bit down,” Arteta told reporters.“We have to have the right culture here, if we don’t then the tree will shake.“After that we can talk about other things. We need an immediate impact and need to raise the level of the performances to start winning games and engage with the fans.“The ambition of this football club is very clear. You have to fight for trophies and be in Europe. The rest is not good enough.”Arteta has earned praise from Guardiola for the work he did with City’s players during their title-winning campaigns.The Gunners boss is ready to put the lessons he learned from Guardiola into action, starting with a single-minded approach to installing his own philosophy at a club desperately lacking purpose and unity in recent years.“What I have learned mostly is you have to be ruthless, consistent and fit the culture of the club to sustain a winning mentality,” Arteta said.“Every act is important. Pep’s work-rate is incredible. The staff have to be able to transmit it and when the players buy into that, you can be strong.– ‘Be responsible’ – “I want to do things my way by convincing them it is the right way for everybody to live better.“Everybody has to be responsible and I do not want them hiding, I want people who deliver passion and energy.“Anyone who does not buy into this, has a negative effect, is not good enough for this environment and culture.”The 37-year-old won the FA Cup twice in a five-year playing career with Arsenal, then joined City to work with Guardiola after retiring in 2016.He revealed he came very close to taking the Arsenal job following Wenger’s departure in 2018, but conceded it was not the right time for him then, whereas now he has the knowledge to make a success of a difficult situation.Given the huge problems lurking in Arsenal’s unbalanced and inconsistent squad, many fans wanted a more experienced boss to replace Emery.Arteta is adamant he won’t be fazed by his first managerial role, saying: “I will give every drop of blood for this football club to make it better.“I feel back home. I am extremely happy and proud to have been given the honour of being manager of this football club,” he said.“I have prepared for the challenge and am ready. If I didn’t feel that, I would not be siting in this chair.”Arsenal haven’t won the Premier League since 2004 and appear light years behind champions City and current leaders Liverpool.One of the main issues facing Arteta is how to deal with German midfielder Mesut Ozil, who has endured testing times of late with Arsenal and is the subject of speculation over a January move.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal’s leading scorer, is also said to be unsettled by the team’s struggles and Arteta wants to get to know those two and the rest of the squad as soon as possible.“I want to understand how they are feeling and what they need,” he said.“Then I can take the excuses out of them and focus on the things which are relevant on and off the pitch. It is my job to get the best out of him (Ozil).”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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12 Aug
2020

Burnett back with Pirates for $8.5M, 1-year deal

first_imgA.J. Burnett (File Photo)PITTSBURGH (AP) – A.J. Burnett believes his right arm has one – and only one – season left in it. The pitcher has no intentions of letting it go to waste.Spurning a chance to remain with floundering Philadelphia, Burnett agree to an $8.5 million, one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday.“This is where I belong,” Burnett said. “There are certain feelings you get, certain gut things and this was a no-brainer for me.”Burnett went 26-21 for the Pirates in 2012-13, helping the franchise return to the postseason in 2013 following a 21-year drought. He’ll receive $4.25 million less from the Pirates than he would have gotten from the Phillies under the player option he declined.“I didn’t want to make it about money,” Burnett said. “I wanted to make it an opportunity if I can come back and make the team better.”Pittsburgh attempted to re-sign Burnett last winter but he opted for a more lucrative deal with the Phillies.It didn’t quite work out.Dealing with a hernia all season, Burnett went 8-18 with a 4.59 ERA in 34 starts. His 18 losses led the majors. He underwent surgery on Oct. 3 to repair the hernia and said he’ll be ready when the Pirates report for spring training in February.“I’m feeling good,” Burnett said. “I had relief the day I got out of that operation.”Good enough to return for a 17th season. He’ll do it in Pittsburgh instead of Philadelphia after he and the Phillies declined a $15 million mutual option, and the pitcher then turned down his player option. Shortly after the World Series ended, Burnett reached out to Pirates general manager Neal Huntington to see if there was any interest.“I told him I’ll pitch for you, I want to be in a place where I was really, really happy,” Burnett said.Burnett provided the Pirates with a jolt of legitimacy when he arrived in a trade from the New York Yankees before the 2012 season, though his final moments with the club were not his best. The Pirates started rookie Gerrit Cole over Burnett in Game 5 of the 2013 NL Division Series against St. Louis after the Cardinals roughed Burnett up in Game 1 of the series, and Burnett fumed.He spoke with manager Clint Hurdle for more than 30 minutes before he signed to clear the air and insisted any lingering animosity is gone.“If I had to do it all over again, I would handle it a little bit differently with (Hurdle),” Burnett said.Pittsburgh is searching for insurance in the starting rotation with Francisco Liriano and Edinson Volquez while also trying to bring back catcher Russell Martin. Huntington insists Burnett’s return won’t keep the Pirates from being as aggressive as they can be in the market.“We still have interest in adding to our club,” Huntington said. “A.J. gives us another quality starter. That doesn’t stop us from continuing to look to add other guys.”Burnett served as a mentor to several members of Pittsburgh’s young pitching staff, including Cole and left-hander Jeff Locke, who became an unlikely All-Star in 2013 thanks in large part to Burnett’s guidance.“Welcome back Batman,” Locke tweeted shortly after the deal was announced.Despite Burnett’s mediocre numbers last season, Huntington is confident Burnett can regain the form she showed during his previous stint in Pittsburgh, where he worked with pitching coach Ray Searage to revitalize his career.“We do feel the hernia hindered him some,” Huntington said. “We do believe there were other factors, some indicators that we still think there’s a good pitcher here.”One intent to help Pittsburgh, which fell to eventual World Series champion San Francisco in the wild card last month, get back to the World Series for the first time since 1979.“This is where I want to finish my career,” Burnett said. “I want to win a ring and I want to win a ring in Pittsburgh.”last_img read more

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3 Aug
2020

Hawks, Heat faceoff in KIJHL Final

first_imgThe Beaver Valley Nitehawks will meet the Chase Heat to determine the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Champion after the Hawks and Heat outlasted Kimberley and Osoyoos in deciding Conference Final games Friday.Beaver Valley scored four times in the opening frame to dump Kimberley Dynamiters 5-2 in the Kootenay Conference fifth game.Tyler Ghirardosi got the party started for the home fans with two goals seven minutes into the first period.Devon Langelaar stopped the bleeding with a goal two minutes later.However, Ghirardosi, with his third of the period, and Dylan Heppler scored before the period concluded to give the Hawks the early lead. Beaver Valley then rode the netminding of Tallon Kramer to a berth in the KIJHL final which begins Monday in Fruitvale.Meanwhile, the Heat completed the comeback in Game five at Osoyoos.Two second period goals by Kaden Black and Zachary Fournier powered Chase past the Coyotes.Osoyoos won the first two games of the series.However, the Heat won two games in overtime at home before pulling off the shocker in the South Okanagan City.Game two of the KIJHL Final best-of-five series goes Tuesday before the series shifts to Chase for Games three and four, Thursday and Friday.If necessary, Game five is Sunday, April 2, in Fruitvale.The KIJHL Champion represent the league at the Cyclone Taylor Cup April 6-9, 2017 in Creston.last_img read more

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18 Jan
2020

French Business Club Donates US$80k to Red Cross

first_imgFrench business merchants or companies operating in Liberia, under the banner French Business Club (FBC), have made a huge donation to the Liberia National Red Cross (LNRCS). The donation includes US$80,000 and a brand new Renault car.The president of FBC, Jean Michel Macia, at the presentation ceremony held Thursday, September 25, at the French Embassy in Monrovia said the donation was their way of helping to boost the efforts of the LNRCS, which is one of the most important entities on the frontline of the fight against the virus.“We believe that this is the key contribution we can make and the best way for our companies to help the country and the population. But we see that to fight Ebola more must be done.He said the LNRCS was selected as the beneficiary of the FBC’s donation because it is proving its competence every day in the field. “This contribution, we believe, will enable the Red Cross to continue to battle against the virus,” the FBC boss said.“Their actions also help our organizations and our employees. Consequently the FBC is pleased to donate one vehicle and commit US$80,000 to the national society,” he added.Mr. Macia also stated that the donation marks the beginning of a strong partnership between FBC and the LNRCS.The French business executive indicated that since the outbreak of the terrible epidemic all these companies of the FBC have reinforced their commitment to stay and to continue their economic activities despite growing number of difficulties and hurdles.“We want to be part of the economic life of Liberia during the good times but we must also be present during the difficulties. To be present, to stay in the country, to maintain the jobs of our employees, to maintain their revenues and to keep investing are our prime targets,” he said.In quoting former Ivoirian President Felix Houphouet Boigny, Mr. Macia said: “Peace is not a word, it is comportment” and in his own words: “I say to you today solidarity is not a word, it is comportment.”The Liberia National Red Cross Society, tasked with the responsibility of dead body management by the National Task Force on Ebola, has for some time complained of lack of adequate support from central government and partners in carrying out its mandate.Speaking at the donation ceremony, the president of the LNRCS, Emmanuel Kparh, said the donation is a boost to the Red Cross and will make a great impact in the fight against Ebola.He lauded the French club for recognizing the works of the Red Cross over the years and said the donation is in recognition of the sacrificial works that the LNRCS continues to render to less fortunate Liberians.French Ambassador to Liberia, Joel Godeau, said the contribution of the French businesses in Liberia is a sign of strong commitment to countries that are affected by the virus.He said French people won’t remain insensitive to the plight of Liberians as the virus rages on.The donation ceremony was graced by Vice President Joseph N. Boakai and the Doyen of the Diplomatic Corps, Guinean Ambassador Abdoulaye Dore and other officials of government.FBC was founded in 2013 under the umbrella of the French Embassy in Liberia. It has brought together the key representatives of the French Group operating in Liberia.Members companies of FBC include, AGS FRAZER-a packing and removal company, BIVAC/VERITAS-control and expertise, CICA Motors Liberia (FCAO GROUP) Toyota and Yamaha representative, DELMAS (CMA-CGM Group, the third biggest ship owner in the world and ELIAS ANTOUNE Motors (Renault representative), distributor of trucks and cars.Others include, Liberia Equipment (representative of Ja Delmas Bordeaux), sole authorize dealer of caterpillar, Salala Rubber Corporation (SOCFINGroup) rubber plantation in Margibi County, TOTAL-oil marketing company, UMARCO (BOLLORE GROUP) clearing and forwarding shipping agent and logistics sector.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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30 Dec
2019

Child abuse investigations in Britney Spears’ custody battle

first_imgThe Department of Children and Family Services is investigating Britney Spears and ex-husband Kevin Federline for “multiple child abuse and neglect” complaints in their custody battle, according to court documents released Tuesday. In a request to unseal parts of the case file, an attorney for the agency wrote that there are concerns about the safety and welfare of the two toddlers, Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, if they are left in the mother’s care. Though the county agency mentioned investigating allegations relating to Federline, the documents don’t provide details. The agency requested the court not alter the current custody and visitation arrangements until their investigation is completed. Federline has temporary custody of the boys after Spears defied court orders about regular drug testing. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings After-hour calls to attorneys representing Spears and Federline were not immediately returned Tuesday. The latest tidbits on the custody battle are in 300 pages of documents released by Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Scott M. Gordon. The document dump included previous court rulings, expense reports and income statements for both parents, the names of the custody evaluators selected by Spears’ and Federline’s attorneys and their detailed resumes. Spears had asked the court to seal the custody and visitation schedules in a declaration filed in October, arguing that, “Such information greatly increases the chances that the actions of the media could threaten the safety of the children by, for example, causing a traffic accident.” Spears, whose every errand is trailed by a mob of celebrity photographers, is notorious for distracted driving. She is under investigation for injuring a sheriff’s deputy while exiting the downtown courthouse in her white Mercedes. In 2006, she was photographed driving with her son on her lap. In October, she pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of driving without a valid driver’s license and later obtained a temporary California license. A misdemeanor hit-and-run charge from an August parking lot crash was dismissed after she paid an undisclosed amount to the car’s owner. Also released in the documents was a bill from Federline attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan. Kaplan is charging $550 per hour for his services. His firm billed Federline for $84,000 in for work in August, plus almost $85,000 for a week of work, mostly depositions, in September. Previously, Gordon ordered the pop star to pony up $120,000 in legal fees that her ex-husband owed his attorney. Spears pays Federline $15,000 per month in child support, and previous court rulings have said that he currently has no income.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

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20 Dec
2019

Brett Anderson lobbies for another former teammate after re-signing with A’s

first_imgMESA, Ariz. — Back in the A’s fold after his one-year deal became official, Brett Anderson is already lobbying for another pitcher from last year’s squad to return to the club.Looking for a place to work out this offseason as he went through free agency, Anderson linked up with Edwin Jackson at the EXOS performance center in Scottsdale. The two actually had a lot in common last season, both bouncing back from a bad season with a solid 2018 in Oakland. Jackson remains unsigned after going 6-3 …last_img

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19 Dec
2019

Rental housing project under way

first_img27 June 2003Thousands of rental housing units are to be constructed in KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and Mpumalanga following an agreement between the government, labour and the private sector.The chief director of programme management in the department of housing, Johan Wallis, told Parliament on Wednesday that the initiative, known as the “Job Summit Project”, aims to implement the construction of between 50 000 and 150 000 units in three phases, to be completed by 2005.Wallis said eight such projects were currently under way in Gauteng to construct a total of 5 000 units. “Construction has already begun on 450 units in Klipfontein and 970 units in Brickfields. Development in Faraday, Metro Mall, Tribunal Gardens, Better Buildings, Doornfontein and Baralink are still in planning stages,” he said.In Tasbet Park and Duvha Park in Mpumalanga, 5 000 units are being constructed east of the N4, with 20 completed units to be handed over to tenants on 1 July.Wallis said that although the Durban Metro had approved the construction of 700 units in Roosfontein Hill in Cato Manor, the department had had to cancel the construction of a further 2 800 units at Mount Moriah in KwaMashu because the area is notorious for non-payment of rates and taxes.“Rental is not a cheap option. Units are very expensive to build, but because of government subsidies the poor will have increased access to the units,” Wallis said.Government has agreed to provide R380-million in subsidies, with a further R225-million made available for the project from poverty relief funds.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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