Guest Opinion | Councilmember Margaret McAustin : Final Farewell

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 64 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Opinion & Columnists Guest Opinion | Councilmember Margaret McAustin : Final Farewell By MARGARET McAUSTIN Councilmember District 2 Published on Friday, December 4, 2020 | 5:35 pm Make a comment CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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 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| THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published.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 *center_img Community News Margaret McAustin[Editor’s Note: At an organizational meeting on Monday, the Pasadena City Council will install newly elected Councilmembers. Felicia Williams will be sworn in to replace Margaret McAustin representing District 2. McAustin held the seat since 2007, but withdrew from the most recent re-election race to spend more time with her husband John, who is battling cancer.]I would like to thank my constituents for taking a chance on me in 2007 and for their strong support as we have navigated the past thirteen years together. We’ve been through some difficult times but I have always tried to be as open, honest and responsive to you as I can. I would also like to thank former Mayor Bill Bogaard for his confidence in me and for his example of public service, which I have endeavored to model. I recently sent you a note about Margo, and want you to know that Margo is responsible for the high quality of response you have gotten from this office. It is her heart, her positive attitude and her hard work that makes District 2 tick, and after twenty five years in her position I look forward to continuing my relationship with her as my friend.As I leave the council I’m pleased to be replaced by a woman, but I’m disappointed and even embarrassed to be the only woman on an eight member elected body. Pasadena will be a better place if we have more women in decision making positions, particularly on the City Council. The form of government we employ calls for a strong city manager, and a weak mayor. The system is designed for volunteer citizen participation as city councilmembers. But it was designed by men, for men. It’s time to woman up and take our place in our City government. One is not enough.I would also like to suggest that implementation of campaign finance reform in Pasadena will allow for greater diversity in the potential pool of candidates for elected office in Pasadena. I sincerely hope the Council will pursue that as a social justice effort.I would like to take a few minutes to talk about our City Government and staff. There has been tremendous pressure on staff this year from the impacts of COVID-19. I could not be prouder of the way not only the Health Department has responded, but every single city employee has stepped up to handle our response. I don’t think any of our residents experienced a diminution in services throughout this pandemic. For that we look to the executive staff and City Manager. We have an excellent City Manager who is respected and holds the admiration of the 2000 employees he manages. Pasadena is a well-run city, and a city where women hold many of the senior leadership positions, and we should be proud of that. Thank you to all the city staff who have supported me and my efforts on behalf of my district over the years.There is one particular department which has been under a lot of pressure lately. Everyone may not be aware of it, but we have one of the most progressive police chiefs in the state. Chief Perez was reorganizing the department long before the calls for social justice started ringing in Pasadena. He knew we needed to align the police department to reflect the community and its needs and he began that effort with the full support of his department. I am so proud of the work he and the men and women in the PPD have done to create a model department. Full implementation of this change will take time, perhaps years, and I ask you to stay committed to the Chief while the modifications to the department take place. We need to show him we believe in him and the PPD.Without the support of my husband and family I simply could not have become a City Councilmember. The emotional and financial support of my husband has given me the freedom to become a public servant in a truly wonderful city. With my husband now in good health, we will have more time to enjoy all Pasadena has to offer.Thank you again for the opportunity to serve in the great city of Pasadena.Margaret McAustinCouncilmember District 2 Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Signs You’re Not Ready To Be In A RelationshipHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

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Dybala wins Serie A player of the year ahead of Ronaldo

first_imgRonaldo, who won the award in his first season at the Allianz staduim could not replicate the performance that saw him clinch the award, last season.The Argentine managed to score 17 goals in all competitions this seasons for Juventus and has been noted to have contributed greatly to the team’s suceess.Meanwhile, Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny also won the award for best goalkeeper of the season. Juventus forward, Paulo Dybala has been named the Most Valuable Player of the 2019/2020 Serie A season ahead of team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo.Lega Serie A, announced Dybala as the winner on Tuesday for his strong campaign for Juventus in the just ended season.last_img read more

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Official: Chelsea sign Falcao on a season long loan

first_imgChelsea have signed Monaco striker Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan deal, with the option to make the deal permanent.The 29-year-old Colombia international spent last season on loan at Manchester United, scoring four goals in 29 games.He links up with former Atletico Madrid team-mates Thibaut Courtois, Filipe Luis and Diego Costa.Croatian midfielder Mario Pasalic, 20, goes the other way on loan for the season.”I am very happy to be joining Chelsea and can’t wait to start training,” Falcao said.The striker scored 72 goals in two seasons for FC Porto between 2009 and 2011, before joining Atletico Madrid. After 70 goals in two prolific seasons with the Spanish side, Monaco signed him for £50m in 2013.He suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage in January 2014 and joined United on loan that summer but had a disappointing time at Old Trafford.Falcao and Costa have previously played up front together for Atletico and won the 2013 Copa del Rey final against Real Madrid.–last_img read more

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Sixth annual Wellington Fall Fest 5K/1 mile run to be held this Saturday

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — The sixth annual Wellington Fall Fest 5K/one mile run will be held Saturday, Oct. 10 starting at 8:30 a.m. with proceeds going towards benefitting muscular dystrophy.Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Alison Rusk State Farm Insurance, located at 116 W. Lincoln, Wellington. Parking is available at the corner of Lincoln and Jefferson. Restrooms are located in the State Farm building.Medals will be given to the top three males and females of each race in each age group: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 plus.No one will be allowed to cross the finish line without a BIB number.A group of five women started the Fall Fest run after deciding to train for a half marathon over six years ago. They thought there was no better way to share their excitement for running than creating a race with a special cause.For more information call Lisa Allton at (620)399-0394 or email at [email protected] us on Twitter.last_img read more

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McLaughlin’s trick helps Leafs square road swing

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsConnor McLaughlin scored three times to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 3-1 victory over the Eagles in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the Recreation Center in Sicamous.The win evened the road swing through the Shuswap Division for the Leafs. Nelson opened the trip with a 6-3 loss Friday to Revelstoke.Nelson closes out the three-game road swing this afternoon in Armstrong against the 11-9 North Okanagan Knights. The Knights lost 6-4 to Princeton Saturday.Despite being out shot 35-22, the Leafs held period leads to 1-0 and 2-0. McLaughlin’s second period marker came on the power play. Gavin Currie had two assists while Cody Abbey registered his first point in six games, assisting on McLaughlin’s second goal of the contest.
  Marcus Beesley had a bounce back game to pick up the win in goal for Nelson.Friday at the Forum in Revelstoke, the Grizzlies exploded for five goals on special teams en route to doubling the Leafs.The Grizz scored four consecutive times with the man advantage — two late in the first period and a pair to start the second — to grab the easy win. The final special teams tally came with Revelstoke playing short-handed.Marcus Dahl opened the scoring for Nelson before the Leafs ran into penalty troubles.With Riley Henderson serving a cross checking minor Garett Kemmler got the home side going. Brooks Christensen put Revelstoke in front for good with another power play marker with nine seconds remaining in the frame.Reid Blinkhorn and Dylan Rota scored power play goals just over two minutes apart to start the second to give the Grizz a commanding 4-1 advantage.Nelson cut the margin to 5-3 on goals by McLaughlin and Connor Enright before period ended but could get no closer. Devon Hascarl added a short-handed tally for Revelstoke with time running out in the third.The Grizzlies out shot Nelson 42-33, including a 25-3 advantage in the second period.ICE CHIPS: The three goals gives Connor McLaughlin, riding a three-game point streak, the team lead with nine. . . . Currie still leads Nelson in scoring with 22 points, seven in front of Colton Schell. . . .Friday Leaf minor hockey grad Adam DiBella registered no points against his hometown team. . . . The 9-10 Leafs are 1-1 in the month of November after closing out October with a 5-4 record. . .Friday’s contest in Revelstoke was the first meeting between the two teams since the Grizz dispatched the Leafs in five games during the 2010 KIJHL [email protected]last_img read more

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R/T’s Bennett shoots even par to capture Christina Lake title

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsStop two on the West Kootenay Zone One Junior Golf circuit and another Rossland/Trail player claims the top prize.Kevin Bennett fired an even-par 72 to edge home-course favourite Tanner Kopan by three shots to claim the overall title Sunday at the Christina Lake Golf and Country Club.Bennett’s teammate Brenan Moroney won the opening stop on the tour in Balfour.Bennett was one of four players — Kopan (75), Jordan Hoodikoff of Christina Lake (76) and Tyler McKay of RTCC (79) — to break 80 during the 18-hole tournament on the 6,760-yard, par 72 track.Kopan won the 17-18 year-old division, edging Hoodicoff by one stroke. Nolan Taylor of Granite Pointe finished third with an 82.McKay won the 15-16 year-old category over Garrett Underwood of Champion Lakes with an 83.Moroney was third at 84.Trevor Pereverzoff of Christina Lake topped the 13-14 division with a scored of 82. Ryan Fullerton of Rossland/Trail was second at 92 followed by Isaac Janzen of Creston at 95.The tour shifts to Nakusp Saturday before stopping at Granite Pointe Sunday.Bennett top point standingsKevin Bennett tops the overall standings after two stops on the West Kootenay Zone One Junior Golf circuit with 40 points.Tanner Kopan is second five points behind Bennett with Jordan Hoodikoff third.Tyler McKay is fourth with Nolan Taylor of Granite Pointe tied for fifth with Trevor Pereverzoff, each with 22 points.B.C. Amateur playdowns later this monthThe Castlegar Golf & Country Club and Granite Point Golf Club will be hosting the Zone play downs for region, the events are May 28th and 29th  at Castlegar & Granite Pointe. The top players gain automatic entry into the B.C. Amateur Men’s Golf Championship July 12-15 at the Dunes in [email protected]last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – FRIDAY JANUARY 22, 2016

first_imgJockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won SADLER HAPPY WITH DRAW IN CLOCKERS’ CORNERTrainer John Sadler is looking forward to Sunday’s $75,000 Clockers’ Corner Stakes at about 6 1/2 furlongs on turf, in which he has entered Bench Warrant for the Doubledown Stables of Chicago’s Richard Templer.“The horse is kind of a specialist,” Sadler said. “He runs well down the hill every time. He was kind of unlucky in the Daytona last out on Dec. 26. When you look at the chart and where he came from and how far he got beat, it was a pretty good race.“We got a good draw, so we’re looking forward to it.”The Clockers’ Corner: Rocket Heat, Edwin Maldonado, 7-2; Holy Lute, Victor Espinoza, 6-1; Cape Wolfe, Flavien Prat, 10-1; County Lineman, Alonso Quinonez, 8-1; Fleet Eagle, Tiago Pereira, 30-1; Silentio, Mike Smith, 8-1; Coastline, Tyler Baze, 4-1; Home Run Kitten, Joe Talamo, 4-1; Ocho Ocho Ocho, Santiago Gonazlez, 8-1; and Bench Warrant, Drayden Van Dyke, 12-1. Peter Miller4063215%28%$207,380 Tyler Baze80613118%38%$343,382 SANTA MONICA AN OPEN RACE SANS SUNDAY RULESESPINOZA PUTS KIBOSH ON RETIREMENT REPORTSSPECIALIST BENCH WARRANT IN CLOCKERS’ CORNERDORTMUND IN BULLET DRILL FOR RICH SAN ANTONIO Vladimir Cerin941244%78%$111,050 (Current Through Monday, Jan. 18) SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Drayden Van Dyke3955513%38%$304,214 Joseph Talamo6489613%36%$396,588 Gary Stevens2042020%30%$491,780 SANTA MONICA FIELD GROWS WITHOUT BIG FAVORITESaturday’s Grade II Santa Monica Stakes drew nine entrants, thanks in no small part to the unexpected absence of Sunday Rules, who would have been the odds-on favorite in the seven furlong test for older fillies and mares.One horse entered that had been on the fence is Kyriaki, a 6-year-old Scat Daddy mare coming off a head victory in the mud at Delta Downs.“That’s why there’s such a big field,” said Peter Eurton, trainer of Kyriaki. “We fooled around with Kyriaki on the turf for 12 starts, but she’s been on dirt and won three and she’s gotten better with age.“I’m not 100 percent sure sprinting is her best gig. I think she wants a mile, but seven-eighths is not so bad.”Also set for the Santa Monica is Ben’s Duchess, fourth in the Grade I La Brea at seven furlongs on Dec. 26.“She had her prep Monday morning at 6:30 with Joe Talamo up,” trainer John Sadler said. “She went perfect. Hopefully, we’re going to rebound from her fourth-place finish in the La Brea. She missed getting a prep race for that race, but now she’s had a race and trained steadily with two good works going into the Santa Monica.”Ben’s Duchess worked five furlongs Monday in 1:00.20.Sunday Rules was not entered due to a skin infection in a hock, but it was minor and the front-running Tribal Rule mare will be pointed to the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint at about 6 ½ furlongs a week from tomorrow, on Jan. 30.“It was just a two-day deal,” said Phil D’Amato, atop the trainer standings through 16 days with eight victories. “She’s back training full force. It was just one of those things that happen, and now we’re looking to run in the Cal Cup.”The Santa Monica: Prize Exhibit, Santiago Gonzalez, 4-1; Ben’s Duchess, Joe Talamo, 5-2; Kiss At Midnight, Gary Stevens, 12-1; Lost Bus, Fernando Perez, 20-1; Tara’s Tango, Mike Smith, 6-1; Room for Me, Martin Garcia, 3-1; Living The Life, Flavien Prat, 6-1; Kyriaki, Mario Gutierrez, 12-1; and Finest City, Corey Nakatani, 10-1. Mario Gutierrez67813612%40%$416,764 Mike Smith3642311%25%$416,200 David Lopez571141019%44%$332,028 Fernando Perez60741112%37%$296,716 Bob Baffert3474821%56%$437,120 Kristin Mulhall1442129%50%$150,350 Flavien Prat58841214%41%$427,408 VICTOR ESPINOZA NOT READY TO RETIREReports of Victor Espinoza’s retirement have been greatly exaggerated.In fact, the Triple Crown-winning jockey, just back from an awards ceremony in London, said at Clockers’ Corner Friday morning that contrary to a recent news report, he is not retiring, and a few hours later, his agent, Brian Beach, confirmed that.“There’s nothing to it,” Beach said. “People have to understand that after a grueling last six months and actually, the last two years, it takes a mental toll and it wears you down.“Victor is working a horse tomorrow morning at 6:30. He’s as hungry as ever. He’s not ready to retire.”Espinoza was in London where he participated in Longines World’s Best Racehorse ceremony at which American Pharoah was honored. “I got there Monday and left Wednesday,” said Espinoza, who is named to ride 6-1 chance Aguacate for Vladmir Cerin in today’s fifth race. “It was great. They gave me the best watch ever.“Longines designed it with the words ‘Triple Crown No. 5’ engraved on the back. That was American Pharoah’s saddle cloth number in the Belmont Stakes.”center_img FINISH LINES: Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund, prepping for the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes on Feb. 6, worked six furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Friday in 1:12 under regular rider Martin Garcia. Dortmund’s fractional times were 23.80, 35.60, 47.80 and 1:00.40, according to clocker Dane Nelson . . . Trainer Doug O’Neill has unbeaten Eclipse champion Nyquist set to work Sunday towards his three-year-old debut in the San Vicente Stakes on Feb. 15 . . . San Pasqual Stakes runner-up Imperative, also ticketed for the San Antonio, went four furlongs with Mario Gutierrez up for Richard Baltas Thursday in a bullet 46.40, fastest of 43 drills at the distance, the average time of which was 48.90. “It was a great work,” said Baltas, who has a busy weekend, with two horses entered today, five on Saturday and one on Sunday . . . David Jacobson, who has two horses entered today in quest of his first win this meet, is happy to date with the transition from the East Coast to California. “Everything’s great,” said Jacobson, who has 6-1 morning line chance You Know I Know in the third and 7-2 Caldera in the eighth. Jacobson also has entered horses at Golden Gate Fields in the Bay Area. “Wherever I think I can win a race,” he said, “I’ll go there.” Jacobson started 646 horses last year, winning with 128, a respectable 20 percent average . . . Geoff Shackelford, horse player and writer for Golf World & Golf Digest, and track announcer Michael Wrona, will be Tom Quigley‘s guests Saturday and Sunday respectively in the East Paddock Gardens at 11:20 a.m. . . . Agent Vince DeGregory has Tiago Pereira booked to ride Power Foot for Neil Drysdale in the Grade III John B. Connolly Turf Cup at 1 ½ miles at Sam Houston Jan. 30 . . . Santa Anita, home to America’s biggest winter betting pools, is currently handling on average more than $920,000 in its weekend Late Pick Four pools and more than $570,000 in the weekday Late Pick Four. Peter Eurton28410414%64%$194,700 Martin Pedroza3542111%20%$83,490 Edwin Maldonado57104718%37%$324,670 Abel Lezcano2231114%23%$122,120 Alex Solis830238%63%$174,384 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Mark Glatt2842114%25%$130,880 Martin Garcia3755714%46%$341,824 Richard Baltas3674319%39%$446,854 Rafael Bejarano751614821%51%$810,130 Jeff Bonde1242033%50%$94,260 Santiago Gonzalez901912921%44%$692,908 Doug O’Neill5949127%42%$276,832 Philip D’Amato4087920%60%$485,210 Alonso Quinonez3037110%37%$154,920 William Spawr1353038%62%$130,274 Kent Desormeaux323759%47%$302,970last_img read more

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CHAMPION MARE BEHOLDER TOWERS OVER RIVALS IN SUNDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 ADORATION STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (May 5, 2016)–A three time Eclipse Award winner, the great Beholder, idle since winning Santa Anita’s Grade I Zenyatta Stakes on Sept. 26, towers over five rivals as she makes her 6-year-old debut in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Adoration Stakes at 1 1/16 miles.Following the Zenyatta, Beholder was shipped to Kentucky to face Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and other top males in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, but the highly anticipated showdown never materialized, as Beholder spiked a fever and was forced to the sidelines.Owned by B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm and trained by Richard Mandella, Beholder is an amazing 11 for 12 at Santa Anita and she has a long series of steady drills for her return to action on Sunday.“She’s had her serious works,” said Mandella following a three furlong blowout on Wednesday morning in 37.60. “We’re excited to have her back.”A winner of her last six starts, dating back to the 2014 Zenyatta, the Kentucky-bred mare by Henny Hughes will be ridden for the sixth consecutive time by Gary Stevens, who has won nine out of the 10 times he’s been aboard the legendary mare. With an overall mark of 20-15-3-0, Beholder has earnings of $4,436,600.Trainer Phil D’Amato’s California-bred Sheer Pleasure could be the second choice in the race as she comes off a solid half length win here versus state breds in the Dream of Summer Stakes on March 27. A three-time stakes winner, the 4-year-old Birdonthewire filly seeks her first graded win or placing in the Adoration.Owned by Little Red Feather Racing and RM Racing, Sheer Pleasure is 11-4-2-0 with earnings of $383,030. She’ll be ridden back by Martin Garcia.Race 5 (of 9)                                    Approximate post time 2:30 p.m. PDT THE GRADE III ADORATON STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS Moyo Honey–Drayden Van Dyke–120All Star Bub–Rafael Bejarano–120She’s Reddy–Santiago Gonzalez–120Backintheacademy–Brayan Pena–120Sheer Pleasure–Martin Garcia–120Beholder–Gary Stevens–124Special first post time on Sunday, Mother’s Day at Santa Anita, is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.last_img read more

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