12 Jun

Explore Descanso Gardens After Hours with “Cultivate”

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Cultivate at Descanso 1 © Cal BinghamThere’s a certain magic that takes place in Descanso Gardens after regular visiting hours are over and the daytime guests are all gone. Now you can feed your curiosity and discover all the interesting things that happen in the garden after hours with Descanso Gardens’ new evening event series, Cultivate. Starting this Saturday February 1, and taking place once a month through September 4, Cultivate invites you to grab some friends and enjoy nature in a new way. Take a tour, dance to music amongst the flowers, learn about nature in a natural setting, and enjoy food and drink as the sun sets behind the foothills. Tickets for Cultivate are $5 for members, $15 nonmembers and advance registration is required at www.descansogardens.org.“So many of our members have told us how much they’ve enjoyed visiting Descanso for special evening events that we decided to make it a regular occurrence,” said Juliann Rooke, Descanso Gardens’ Executive Director. “We’re thrilled to offer new ways for members and non-members alike to enjoy the Gardens and explore everything they have to offer—especially at night!”Cultivate at Descanso 2 © Cal BinghamSome of the activities taking place at Cultivate include:• Guided tours that reveal hidden garden stories• Talks by guest speakers to get you thinking and pique your curiosity about science, nature, people’s relationship’s to plants and the world around you• Music under the trees• Sunset over the foothills• Food and drink by The Kitchen at Descanso• Hands-on activities for all agesCultivate Schedule:• Saturday, February 1: Under the Oaks Theatre. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.• Saturday, March 7: Hilltop Gardens. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.• Saturday, April 4: Rose Garden. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.• Saturday, May 4: Oak Grove. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.• Sunday, June 7: Wellness. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.• Sunday, July 4: Camellia Garden. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.• Sunday, August 2: Sound and Movement. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.• Friday, September 4: Oak Grove. 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.Cultivate at Descanso 3 © Cal BinghamAbout Descanso GardensFounded as a public garden in 1953, Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. Descanso Gardens is open daily (closed Christmas) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults; $6 for seniors and students with a school I.D.; $4 for children 5 to 12, and free for ages 4 and younger.Descanso Gardens is a member-supported garden accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Join Descanso Gardens and enjoy free admission and early entry year-round. Information: (818) 949-4200 or descansogardens.org. Business News Top of the News Community News 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. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribecenter_img Community News Explore Descanso Gardens After Hours with “Cultivate” Ever wonder what happens in the Garden After Hours? Come find out with Cultivate, Descanso Garden’s New After-Hours Series starting this Saturday, February 1 to September 4, 2020. STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 1:15 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  18 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment 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 Showtimes Community News Herbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

26 Jan

Five new rectors prepare to welcome students

first_img“Being able to accompany young women is an honor,” she said. “My overall goal is to be present for the students.” “Each dorm is so unique,” she said. “It’s a whole new set of traditions, people and building.” Annie Selak, Walsh Hall rector, said her goals for the dorm include helping the community grow within the dorm’s walls. “[The past few weeks] have been very busy,” she said. “We’ve had training. It’s been wonderful to meet people at Notre Dame.” Lewis Hall rector Layla Karst also graduated from Notre Dame in May with a Master of Divinity. She said her goal for the year is to learn about the community of Lewis.  She said she cries every time she watches Rudy and enjoys riding an all-terrain vehicle with her nephew while on holidays in her hometown of Pottsville, Pa.  “We’re all different,” she said. “We have to work at being an inclusive community. The girls will appreciate being wonderful and created by God.” “I want to make sure to have the strongest community we can,” she said. “I want to build upon what we already have here.” Students in Cavanaugh Hall, Lewis Hall, Pasquerilla West Hall, Sorin College and Walsh Hall will see new leadership in the dorm this year. “I’d encourage people to see the entire value of the relationships they build here,” he said. “I always call everyone ‘girls,’ no matter how old. It’s a youthful heart,” she said. “We all want that youthful heart.” Notre Dame is home to five new rectors this fall. He also said the dorm’s traditions foster important relationships. She said the hardest adjustment has been the college culture and time schedule.“I thought I was a night person — forget about it,” she said. An internship in spiritual direction during her education at the Catholic Theology University in Chicago changed her life, Hahner said. She also wants to work with Campus Ministry. Fr. Robert Loughery, known as Fr. Bob, joined Facebook as part of the effort to lead Sorin College.  The new rector of Pasquerilla West Hall, Sr. Mary Jane Hahner, said she ended up at Notre Dame because she wanted to work in ministry.  Maria Hinton, the new rector of Cavanaugh Hall, might have a better idea of the student schedule. A “double domer,” she graduated from the Notre Dame Law School in May and was an assistant rector in Lyons Hall for two years. Selak, who has lived all her life in California except for a year in Detroit, graduated from Santa Clara University and majored in religious studies and political science. She received her Master of Divinity at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. “It feels like coming home,” he said. “I want to share what I’ve experienced,” he said. “Faith calls service. I would like to somehow invite residents to continue and expand this awareness in the dorm.” “I want to know who makes up the community and bring out gifts and talents,” she said. She said she loves to travel on breaks. Originally from Idaho Falls, Idaho, she went to Whitworth College — now Whitworth University — in Spokane, Wash. She was an assistant rector in Pasquerilla East Hall for two years before becoming a rector. Loughery was born and raised in Indianapolis and graduated from Notre Dame in 1979 with a degree in architecture. He lived in Sorin as an undergraduate student.last_img read more

27 Sep

City of Johannesburg calls emergency meeting on xenophobic violence

first_imgS. Africa Xenophobic Violence Dates Back To 2008 Related Reshaping Johannesburg’s city An emergency meeting was called by the city of Johannesburg to try and head off more xenophobic violence. Already there have been clashes in the city center and to the east of Johannesburg. Fears of xenophobic violence in Pretorialast_img

24 Sep

MMH Welcomes Last Baby of 2013, First Of 2014

first_imgSpecial recognition is given to the first baby of the year at Margaret Mary Health each January. Courtesy of H&R Block, the last baby of 2013 also received attention and giveaways.Jennifer Hamilton and Tyler Davidson are pictured with Baby Ayden, who was born on Dec. 31. (Image: MMH)Born at 7:38 a.m. on Dec. 31, Ayden James was the last baby born at Margaret Mary in 2013 to parents Jennifer Hamilton and Tyler Davidson of Greensburg. Delivered by Lee Ann Bauer, MD, he weighed 8 lbs., 7 oz. and is 19 inches long. For being the last baby of 2013, H&R Block gave Ayden a basket full of goodies including diapers, laundry detergent, a piggy bank, onesies and a bib that reads “I am a new tax deduction.”Parents Sylvie Akaba and Ernest Laug along with Grace and Michael welcome Baby Ezabella in 2014.Born at 2:31 p.m. on Jan. 2, Ezabella Balbina became the first baby born at Margaret Mary in 2014. Delivered by Jeffrey Hatcher, MD, she is shown with parents Sylvie Akaba and Ernest Laug, as well as siblings Grace and Michael, all of Milan. She weighed 6 lbs., 10 oz. and is 19 inches long. For being the first baby of 2014, Margaret Mary presented Ezabella with a $50 gift card.last_img read more

13 Aug

Uganda win inaugural COSAFA Under-17 champs in style

first_imgBira Nadunga of Uganda gets to the ball ahead of Oyisa Marhasi of South Africa during the 2019 Cosafa Girls Under-17 Final between South Africa and Uganda at St Francois Xavier Stadium in Port Louis, Mauritius on 29 September 2019 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix COSAFA U-17 WOMEN’s CHAMPIONSHIP 2 1Player of the tournament: WadeGolden boot: Juliet NalukengeGolden gloves: Daphine NyayengaFair play: BotswanaPort Luis, Mauritius | COSAFA.COM | Uganda have been crowned champions of the inaugural 2019 COSAFA Women’s Under-17 Championship after a hard-fought 2-1 victory over South Africa in the final at the St Francois Xavier Stadium in Port Louis, Mauritius on Sunday.The East African guest nation become just the second visiting team to lift a COSAFA title after Tanzania did likewise in the 2019 COSAFA Women’s Under-20 Championship that was played in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa in August.It was a tightly contested final in which the Ugandans shaded the chances, but a fitting end to what has been a magnificent tournament in which 158 goals were scored in only 16 matches. That provided rich entertainment for the enthusiastic crowd, but also vital experience for the players at what is an important introduction to international football in this age-group.Uganda opened the scoring through Fauzia Najjemba on 56 minutes as she burst between two defenders after some hesitant South African defending to slot the ball past goalkeeper Karabo Mohale.It was a 13th goal of the tournament for the prolific forward, but there was no element of luck involved as she showed an expert technique to lift the ball past the on-rushing keeper.The South Africans were level when Nabeelah Galant’s persistence down the right flank saw her cross for substitute Tiffany Kortjie to head home and make it 1-1.But the East Africans regained the lead with five minutes remaining as Najjemba’s cross was turned home by the prolific Juliet Nalukenge with an expert finish. (read full tournament stats on page 2)Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

5 Aug

Watch: Football fans stunned after Colombian youngster scores an outrageous solo goal

first_imgAdvertisement bivqmwbNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsspfa1Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eqme( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6f32Would you ever consider trying this?😱c91qgCan your students do this? 🌚orRoller skating! Powered by Firework Anderson Diaz, who plays for Norte de Santander in Colombia’s Under-21 national championship, scored a mesmeric solo goal in the 55th minute that left the footballing world in awe. The strike, which saw fans on social media labeling it ‘Maradonian’, was not enough as his team went on to lose 3-2 to the hosts Santander. Football fans all around the globe were absolutely shell-shocked after the goal and the youngster Diaz was being compared to other football legends for his smooth and quick techniqueAdvertisement Scores were level at 1-1 in the 55th minute of the final stage of Colombia’s Under-21 national championship, when young Anderson Diaz was seen gaining control of the ball near the centre line followed by his solo run. He then dribbled past five defenders, beat the keeper and faked past another defender to score a goal even Maradona would’ve been proud of. It was a breath-taking sight for the fans in the stadium and many couldn’t even believe what they had just seen. The goal quickly became viral and took many fans down their memory lane when Maradona scored ‘that’ goal in the 1986 World Cup finals against England and a certain Leo Messi’s goal against Getafe in the 2006 La Liga season.Advertisement See how the amazing goal was scored here:Advertisement   Advertisementlast_img read more

3 Aug

Mallard’s Team of the Week — LVR Junior Bombers Rugby Team

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers Rugby team, like their older Senior Bomber cousins, schooled the Kootenay competition during the season on the pitch. Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to salute the squad with Team of the Week honours. The team includes, back row, L-R, Silas Creighton, Jacob Gregorich and Matt Pelland. Middle, McLain Sandeveland, Sebastian Lutz, Ezra Lloyd, Simon Yole and Eli Swan. Front, Callahan Seegram, John Katountas, Trace Cooke, Morgan Rawick, and Conrad Lanaway. Missing, Luis Loeschnik and Cail Spencer.last_img read more

24 Oct

Minister Bunting to Look into Assisting Cops with Legal Representation

first_imgStory Highlights The National Security Minister is prepared to seek to facilitate amendments to regulations that prohibit state-financed legal representation for the JCF’s memberss. Mr. Bunting argued that the need for state-financed legal provisions is even more relevant against the background that an officer may be attending a hearing merely as a witness and would be hard pressed to afford an attorney’s fees. Mr. Bunting assured that once Commissioner Ellington supports the proposal for amendment (s), “then I will ask the Attorney General to guide us in terms of how we can achieve that without violating any principle of law.” National Security Minister, Hon. Peter Bunting, says he is prepared to make the necessary representation to facilitate amendments to existing regulations that prohibit state-financed legal representation for the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) members.This commitment comes against the background of what he said were concerns raised recently by the Jamaica Police Federation (JPF) over fees, averaging between $80,000 and $100,000, which JCF members have had to pay for private legal representation in matters involving them and agencies such as the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).He was speaking at Tuesday’s (October 8) motor vehicle handing over ceremony at the Police Commissioner’s Office, Old Hope Road, St. Andrew.Mr. Bunting noted that JPF chairman, Sergeant Raymond Wilson, proposed an examination of the existing regulations, to determine how best the government can assist police officers with legal representation, “either at the point of questioning by INDECOM during the investigation process or, indeed, if the matter goes to court.”“From my own perspective, it seems that fairness and justice demands that in the same way, that if a Minister or a Permanent Secretary or another officer of government has to go to court in the course of his (or her) performing professional duties… and they would get representation from the Attorney General’s Department or from private lawyers, paid for by the government, then  I think, by extension,… it would seem only fair that the same consideration be extended to the men and women (of the JCF),” the Minister reasoned.Mr. Bunting argued that the need for state-financed legal provisions is even more relevant against the background that an officer may be attending a hearing merely as a witness and would be hard pressed to afford an attorney’s fees.“We, as a government, in the course of negotiations, have already put on the table, a contribution to a legal defence fund that would assist the police associations in their representations. But I am going to go beyond that and ask the (Police) Commissioner (Owen Ellington) to give me his opinion on…whether it would be desirable from the perspective of the High Command, to change that section of the Book of Rules (prohibiting the provisions of state-funded legal representation),” the Minister said.Mr. Bunting assured that once Commissioner Ellington supports the proposal for amendment (s), “then I will ask the Attorney General to guide us in terms of how we can achieve that without violating any principle of law.”“This is something that I am committing (to), …(as) soon as I get (the Commissioner’s) advice, to take (it) up with the Attorney General’s Department and with the Cabinet to see how we can provide some institutional support for persons in the line of duty on legitimate operations,”  the Minister stated.Tuesday’s ceremony saw the handing over of some 39 motor vehicles, valued over $136 million, to boost the JCF’s fleet.The units, all Mitsubishi 4X4 twin-cab pick-ups, which were acquired through local dealership, Stewart Auto Sales Limited, were symbolically presented to Commissioner Ellington by Mr. Bunting.They were purchase from the $300 million, which the Government has committed, through the Ministry of National Security, to boost the JCF’s mobile capability this year. The provisions form a pivotal part of the administration’s 2013/14 strategic priority focus on improving security and safety in Jamaica.last_img read more