Journalists attacked while covering anti-government protests in Sanaa

first_img February 11, 2021 Find out more February 14, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists attacked while covering anti-government protests in Sanaa YemenMiddle East – North Africa Organisation News Follow the news on Yemen YemenMiddle East – North Africa News Receive email alerts Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months Newscenter_img Reporters Without Borders roundly condemns the attacks that security agents, police officers and plainclothes men have carried out against journalists covering street protests in Sanaa during the past two days. The attacks took place during demonstrations hailing the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and calling for Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s departure.Yesterday, reporter Khalil Al-Berh was held by force in a security services car for 30 minutes. His camera was seized and was not returned until its memory card was emptied. Reuters photographer Khalid Al-Mahdi was attacked as he was walking alone on a Sanaa street and his camera was smashed, while Associated Press photographer Hani al-Ansi’s camera was confiscated.Today, Marebpress correspondent Majid Shuaibi was attacked by men with sticks and knives as he was covering a student demonstration and his camera was stolen. Abdullah Ghorab, a correspondent for the BBC’s Arabic-language service, was badly beaten by a group of armed men in plain clothes while covering a demonstration outside Sanaa university.Samia Al-Agbhry, a woman journalist, lost consciousness when she was beaten by plainclothes policemen during clashes between pro and anti-government demonstrators outside the university.Reporters Without Borders urges the Yemeni authorities to allow journalists to do their work without fear of being arrested or physically attacked by members of the security forces, who are supposed to protect them. The organization calls for an investigation into these abuses and the punishment of those responsible. United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions News RSF_en February 26, 2021 Find out more to go further January 6, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information last_img read more

St. Edmunds Episcopal Church: Making Faith: A Lenten Class

first_img 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. More Cool Stuff The attainment of a world view ought to be, Episcopalians believe, an active rather than a passive process. We are to participate in Making Faith, that we might live honorably, worship fully, and serve well.A young parishioner, scientist, and doctoral student at Cal Tech, Jim Fakonas, together with the Rector, strive with class participants to articulate a uniquely Christian perspective on human flourishing.February 26th: The Quest for Understanding: Religion, Science, & ReflectionMarch 4th: Belonging: Family, Tribe, Nation & the Vision of the ChurchMarch 11th: Vocation: Work, Creativity & MeaningMarch 18th: Persistent Questions: Freedom, Choice & Divine PresenceMarch 25th: The Task of Making FaithParticipants are asked to read “Tokens of Trust” by Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. A second, optional book may be read, called “Faith in the Living God” by John Polkinghorne and Michael Welker. Both books are available as E-Books, as well as in softback or hardback form. Sign up in the Narthex or with Parish Secretary Isabel Roa at [email protected] Edmunds Episcopal Church, 1175 San Gabriel Blvd., San Marino, (626)-793-9167 or visit www.saintedmunds.org. Subscribe Top of the News Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeauty Faith & Religion News St. Edmunds Episcopal Church: Making Faith: A Lenten Class Published on Monday, February 13, 2012 | 8:59 pmcenter_img Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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 Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

R. Scott Jenkins Elected President of 2014 Tournament of Roses

first_img 34 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sweet Things Every Guy Wants To Hear From The Woman He LovesHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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 * More Cool Stuff Make a comment R. Scott Jenkins Photo by Tournament of RosesIn a ceremony Thursday evening, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association’s Board of Directors confirmed R. Scott Jenkins as president for the 2013-2014 Tournament year. Jenkins will provide leadership for the 125th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and the 100th Rose Bowl Game® presented by VIZIO on Wednesday,Jan. 1, 2014.Jenkins revealed “Dreams Come True” as the theme for the 125th Rose Parade. “The 2014 theme is a reminder that not only is it possible to reach seemingly impossible goals, but that by boldly pursuing those goals, we have actually attained them,” said Jenkins. “Dreams have come true and continue to come true as a result of imagination, passion, creativity and hard work. And regardless of size or scope, dreams fuel the stories of our lives.”Jenkins has been a volunteer member of the Tournament of Roses Association since 1982 and was elected to the Executive Committee in 2003. Throughout his extensive Tournament career, Jenkins has served on many committees and was chair of four: Formation Area, Float Entries, Queen and Court, and Services and Properties committees.In addition to Jenkins’ many years of service with the Tournament of Roses, he is currently president of the Foundation of San Marino Community Church, a board member at Forest Lawn Memorial – Parks & Mortuaries, and general counsel of the Western Justice Center Foundation. He is also active in the Pasadena Rotary Club, Twilight Club, and Caltech Associates.In the past, Jenkins served as president and trustee of the San Marino Unified School District, president and director of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, president and trustee of the San Marino Schools Foundation, chair of the Citizens Oversight Committee for the San Marino Schools Modernization Project, and elder at the San Marino Community Church.In 2002, Jenkins received the San Marino Citizen of the Year award for his contributions to the community. In 2003, he was recognized with the Golden Apple Award from the San Marino Unified School District for his work with the schools. Professionally, Jenkins is a Partner with Hahn and Hahn Lawyers with a corporate and real estate practice.Born and raised in Pasadena, Jenkins attended Pasadena High School. He received his A.B. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California. He currently lives in San Marino with his wife, Cindy; they have two grown daughters, Courtney and Lindsay. Jenkins enjoys golf, weight-training, and reading. The Jenkins regularly participate in church mission trips to Africa and in August of 2012, they led an expedition to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® presented by VIZIO and a variety of associated events. The Tournament’s 935 volunteer members act as ambassadors of the organization within the community and serve on one of 31 committees that ensure the success of the parade and game. Collectively, they contribute upwards of 80,000 hours of manpower each year. The 125th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Dreams Come True,” will take place Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, followed by the 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO. OnJan. 6, 2014 the Tournament also will host the 2014 VIZIO BCS National Championship at the Rose Bowl Stadium. For additional information on the Tournament of Roses please visit the official website at www.tournamentofroses.com.center_img Community News News Feature Stories R. Scott Jenkins Elected President of 2014 Tournament of Roses Jenkins Announces “Dreams Come True” as Theme for 2014 Rose Parade® presented by Honda From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, January 17, 2013 | 8:54 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Business Newslast_img read more

Hillsides Children Experience a Series of First this Holiday Season

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For the first time in many of their lives, they saw snow, made gingerbread houses and other holiday crafts, attended a live play, visited with Santa, and enjoyed holiday parties.“During the holidays, most children go on vacations in the show, eat goodies at holiday parties, make crafts, and see holiday shows. However, for the children Hillsides serves, many of whom are in the foster care system, they have never had these experiences before until this year,” said Hillsides director of community resources, Laura Kelso. “December 2014 held a special meaning for all of the children at Hillsides due to the generosity of the many organizations and companies who made sure the children had an unforgettable holiday.”The holidays kicked off early for the children of Hillsides on December 3 with a cottage decorating party hosted by a local teaching organization, Delta Upsilon. Next, on December 10, the Los Angeles firm Verifi threw a winter carnival for the children. The company hauled in 15 tons of snow to create a sledding hill. It also provided the children with a petting zoo, obstacle course, numerous other games, and also gifted mp3 players, Legos, and Target gift cards to each of the children.On December 12, Maranatha High School in Pasadena threw its annual holiday show for the children. On December 13, the group repertory company at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood performed a magic/comedy show for the youth. On the same day, La Salle High School in Pasadena treated other children living at Hillsides to a holiday party that included lunch, a visit from Santa, and face-painting. On December 14, volunteers from St. Philip’s Episcopal Church did a holiday activity with the children.On December 16, Panda Cares, the philanthropy arm of the Rosemead, CA-headquartered Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. visited Hillsides. Panda staff organized a magic show for the children, and then treated them to a dinner of Panda Express food. A life-sized Panda mingled with the children. Then on December 17, The Southern California Gas Co. held a beautifully decorated holiday party in Hillsides’ recreation center. The children enjoyed making gingerbread men, eating delicious baked goods, and playing carnival games. Each child also received a gift bag and a special present.On Dec 20th the children were treated to lunch and the classic “A Christmas Carol” at A Noise Within Theatre in Pasadena, compliments of the Bolton Foundation in Pasadena. Then on December 21, several local motorcycle groups, including the Raza Riders, Silent Riders, and Silent Natives drove through campus bearing gifts. Actor Robert Patrick also visited campus with members of the Boozefighters MC Chapter 101 motorcycle club, dropping off bicycles for the children.“We cannot possibly thank all of these groups and companies enough for making this an incredible holiday season for the children,” said Hillsides chief executive officer, Joseph M. Costa. “For many of these children, the holidays are traumatic because they are separated from their families. These holiday events help the children know someone cares about them, and have helped turn a time of loss into a time of happiness and thankfulness.”Hillsides, founded 101 years ago in 1913 and headquartered in Pasadena, is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families throughout Los Angeles County. For more information on holiday giving or on Hillsides, please visit www.hillsides.org. 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 Subscribe 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 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 *last_img read more

Southern California CPK Restaurants to Host Fundraiser in Partnership with Badge2Badge

first_img 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) has partnered with organization Badge2Badge to host a three day fundraiser in support of families of fallen police officers. From Tuesday, April 21 to Thursday, April 23, select Southern California CPK locations will donate 20% of all dine in, take out, catering and beverage purchases to Badge2Badge. Guests simply need to show the fundraiser flyer to their server and 20% of their check will be donated to the organization.Badge2Badge is an Internal Revenue Code Section 501© (3) tax exempt non-profit corporation and its mission is to provide funds to assist officers and their families of the Los Angeles Police Department who have experienced traumatic situations and need urgent financial assistance.To download a fundraiser flyer, click the following link: CPK.com/Badge2BadgeThe fundraiser will be held Tuesday, April 21 to Thursday, April 23. *Hours vary per location (please check specific restaurant websites for hours of operation).Participating Southern California locations include:• Anaheim – Anaheim GardenWalk• Arcadia – Westfield Santa Anita• Bakersfield – The River Walk• Beverly Hills – Beverly Center and Beverly Hills• Brea – Brea Mall• Brentwood – Brentwood Gardens• Burbank – Burbank Town Center• Cerritos – Los Cerritos Center• Chino Hills – The Shoppes at Chino Hills• Culver City – Culver Center• Downtown L.A. – 7th St Market Place Downtown and Wells Fargo Center – Downtown• Encino – Encino Place• Glendale – Glendale City Center• Hollywood – Hollywood and Highland• Huntington Beach – Bella Terra• Lakewood – Lakewood Center Mall• Long Beach – The Marketplace and The Pike at Rainbow Harbor• Manhattan Beach – Manhattan Village• Marina Del Rey – Marina Waterside Center• Newport Beach – Fashion Island• Palm Desert – The Shops on El Paseo• Pasadena – Plaza Las Fuentes• Rancho Cucamonga – Victoria Gardens• Redondo Beach – South Bay Galleria• Riverside – Riverside Plaza• San Luis Obispo – San Luis Obispo Downtown Centre• Santa Ana – Mainplace Mall• Santa Barbara – Paseo Nuevo Mall• Santa Monica – Santa Monica• Seal Beach – The Shops at Rossmoor• Simi Valley – Simi Valley Town Center• Studio City – Studio City• Westwood – Westwood Village• Tarzana – Tarzana• Temecula – The Promenade in Temecula• Thousand Oaks – The Lakes at Thousand Oaks• Topanga – Westfield Topanga• Torrance – Rolling Hills Plaza• Ventura – Pacific View MallFind your local CPK here: http://www.cpk.com/locations/About California Pizza KitchenBorn in Beverly Hills in 1985, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) is a leader in authentic California-style cuisine and is widely known for its innovative menu items. California Pizza Kitchen provides a range of California-inspired dishes for guests who Seek the Unique, from signature hand-tossed and hearth-baked pizzas, to imaginative salads, pastas, entrées, soups, sandwiches and hand-crafted cocktails. A Southern California classic, CPK has 280 restaurants in 208 cities and 15 countries around the world. CPK’s leading edge continues as it transforms U.S. restaurants nationwide to create a brand new, Next Chapter experience in culinary offerings, hospitality and design. The new Next Chapter décor spurns the traditional “chain” look with surroundings crafted from sustainable materials, and new reimagined menu features unique flavor combinations and fresh seasonal ingredients. The total conversion will be completed by the end of 2016.For more information on Next Chapter, visit CPK.com/NextChapter. For general information on California Pizza Kitchen, visit CPK.com. Follow us on Twitter @calpizzakitchen, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/californiapizzakitchen and stay connected through http://instagram.com/californiapizzakitchen. More Cool Stuff Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Southern California CPK Restaurants to Host Fundraiser in Partnership with Badge2Badge From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 2:42 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Community News Your email address will not be published. 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Rep. Chu Welcomes Visit and Address by Pope Francis

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. Government Rep. Chu Welcomes Visit and Address by Pope Francis Published on Thursday, September 24, 2015 | 11:04 am Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Today, His Holiness Pope Francis addressed a Joint Meeting of Congress as part of a six-day tour to the United States – the first time Pope Francis has visited the country. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), who attended his address, released the following statement:Pope Francis delivered a clear and uplifting message—one of peace, responsibility, and commonality. He urged the nation’s political leaders to seek and embrace solutions to many of the most critical issues we face as a global community, like poverty and climate change. Above all, the Pope’s message was one of compassion and humanity to all, especially the most vulnerable among us. As he said today, ‘The yardstick we use for others will be the yardstick which time will use for us.’“Perhaps most central in his remarks, is the need to treat immigrants with dignity and respect. Having the opportunity to meet with refugees in our nation’s family detention facilities and witnesses the horrible conditions, I can agree that this is not the right way to treat those who seek protection in our country. We, who come from immigrants ourselves, must treat with humanity today’s immigrants who also seek a better future for themselves and their families.“And I was particularly moved by Pope Francis’ call to address the realities of climate change. I agree that we must be effective stewards of the environment – an imperative that should ring true regardless of one’s faith. It’s our duty to future generations that we leave our planet better than the one that we have inherited, and as the Pope pointed out, it is well within our abilities to do so.” 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News More Cool Stuffcenter_img HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Recap: Who Won What at the NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena

first_imgIn a ceremony filled with rhetoric about the present state of political affairs in the country, film director and producer Ava DuVernay was named Entertainer of the Year. Accepting the award, DuVernay praised other African American artists for their role in emphasizing the black community’s power to create change. “This is our time. We can say we were here when all this gorgeous art was happening, and that we supported it, that we lifted each other up, that we did as Dr. King said we would do: ‘Live the dream.’ We’re the dream,” DuVernay said. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Here’s the list of the winners: Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 17 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it As Halle Berry presented the Music Makes a Difference Award to Charlie Wilson, she spoke about the significance of presenting the Image Awards on MLK Day. “We need to take heed to his eloquent words: ‘Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.’ Today is an affirmation that we will never, ever, ever, ever be silent again,” Berry said. Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover receive dthe President’s Award at the 49th NAACP Image Awards Monday night at the Pasadena Convention Center. Glover, the NAACP said, is “a remarkable man whose accomplishments in Hollywood are matched by his philanthropic triumphs.” Angela Robinson, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Lena Waithe, Laverne Cox, Kerry Washington, and Tracee Ellis Ross came up onstage holding hands to declare support for the campaign to stop sexual harassment and gender discrimination. They also urged the audience to speak up in the coming midterm elections. “The midterms are a perfect moment for us to use our voices,” Robinson said. “If we can take back a Senate seat in Alabama…” For more information, visit https://naacpimageawards.net/ EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. Gatherings Recap: Who Won What at the NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | 4:20 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy The NAACP Image Awards is considered to be the preeminent multi-cultural awards show celebrating the accomplishments of people of color in television, music, literature, and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Make a comment Anthony Anderson hosted the show at the Pasadena Convention Center’s Civic Auditorium, dishing out some political monologue poking fun at the Trump administration, while others who came up the stage spoke about civic involvement and social justice. “Sisters, especially the ones from Haiti and Africa, we love you as your brothers,” said producer Will Packer as he criticized Trump’s recent comments about immigration while accepting an award for “Girls Trip,” which won for Outstanding Motion Picture. Subscribe Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday The NAACP President’s Award is bestowed in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service. Past President’s Award honorees include Lonnie G. Bunch, III, John Legend, Van Jones, President Bill Clinton, Soledad O’Brien, Ruby Dee, Muhammad Ali, the Founding Members of the Black Stuntmen’s Association, Kerry Washington, and Spike Lee. HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty As the award was presented to Glover, he asked the audience and TV viewers to text in their pledge to vote in 2018 and make a difference. Business News Outstanding actor in a motion picture: Daniel Kaluuya in “Get Out”Outstanding actress in a motion picture: Octavia Spencer in “Gifted”Outstanding actor in a comedy series: Anthony Anderson in “black-ish”Outstanding actress in a comedy series: Tracee Ellis Ross in “black-ish”Outstanding comedy series: “black-ish”Outstanding actor in a drama series: Omari Hardwick in “Power”Outstanding actress in a drama series: Taraji P. Henson in “Empire”Outstanding drama series: “Power”Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series: Jay Ellis in “Insecure”Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series: Marsai Martin in “black-ish”Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series: Joe Morton in “Scandal”Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series: Naturi Naughton in “Power”Outstanding television movie, limited series or dramatic special: “The New Edition Story”Outstanding actor in a television movie, limited series or dramatic special: Idris Elba in “Guerrilla”Outstanding actress in a television movie, limited series or dramatic special: Queen Latifah in “Flint”Outstanding news/information (series or special): “Unsung”Outstanding talk series: “The Real”Outstanding reality program/reality competition series: “The Manns”Outstanding variety or game show (series or special): “Lip Sync Battle”Outstanding supporting actor in a motion picture: Idris Elba in “Thor: Ragnarok”Outstanding supporting actress in a motion picture: Tiffany Haddish, in “Girls Trip”Outstanding independent motion picture: “Detroit” Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Wilson himself talked about how he recovered from addiction and homelessness and went on the way to musical success and philanthropy. He said he is now focused on helping homeless addicts. More Cool Stuff Del Yarbrough, President of the Pasadena NAACP, last week said the awards are a way of recognizing those in the entertainment industry in ways that others don’t, and give recognition to those not yet on the national stage. “Then we can shift the imbalance of power,” Smollett-Bell retorted. 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 William Lucy, who fought apartheid in South Africa, was given the NAACP Chairman’s Award for his more than 40 years of service in the labor organizing front. He said he was accepting the award in honor of the Memphis sanitation workers who went on strike in 1968. Dr. King spoke to the striking employees the night before he was assassinated. Top of the News last_img read more

Baseball: Dawson Netz Named Pasadena Sports Now Most Valuable Pitcher; Maranatha Right Hander Had Unparalleled, Record-Busting Junior Season

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Dawson wins CIF D3 titleConsidering his near perfect junior season on the mound, there are even a string of superlatives that don’t do Dawson Netz justice.Even words like “awesome” and “dominant” and “unparalleled” don’t seem strong enough for a guy that refused for anything less than perfection.And while we say ‘near perfect,’ we mean it.Netz went 12-0 with a 0.26 ERA.That includes eight complete games, seven shutouts and two no-hitters.Netz set a new CIF record of 59 consecutive innings without allowing a run that wasn’t snapped until the fifth inning of the CIF-D3 opener against Palos Verdes.He allowed just three earned runs in 80 innings pitched in all of 2018, and found himself on the mound in one fashion or the other in all five of Maranatha’s five postseason games (and wins).Dawson delivering pitchNetz shut out Redlands on the road in the CIF-SS Division 3 semifinals, and because of the 10-inning per week rule in place, the MHS junior was eligible for just three innings last Saturday in the D3 title game against La Salle.Fortunately and quite timely for Maranatha, the Minutemen scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take their first lead of the championship game.And once that happened, and knowing they were just three innings from a CIF championship, No. 27 walked calmly and with a purpose out of the third base dugout to the mound.While in the process of putting the game to bed, Netz got five of his nine outs via strikeout, including the final batter of the game to earn his school their first championship in eight years.For a competitor that always seems to be wearing his poker face throughout his battles, the picture of this quality young man realizing MHS had just accomplished their enormous expectations was pretty moving, and it was something we hadn’t really seen all season.Maranatha (27-4, 12-0) earned back the Olympic League title by going 12-0 and that 4-2 victory over La Salle at Cal State Fullerton last Saturday was their 20th consecutive win in 2018.Dawson on moundNetz’ record and ERA are just two of the incredible stats he put up this year, but there are more.He walked just 14 batters and struck out an area-best 117, for a better than 8-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.For his better than great junior season on the mound, Dawson Netz has been named the 2018 Pasadena Sports Now Most Valuable Pitcher.His career (varsity) record through his junior year is now 20-4 and he still has one more season to pad those already gaudy numbers.What separates Netz from everyone else is literally his ability and confidence to throw any pitch in any count and with the control to spot his pitches throughout the strike zone.He’s so much smarter in his approach and mind set than almost any batter he faces, and his excellence in the classroom with a GPA north of 4.0 makes his life story even more remarkable.Early in the season, in one of the many conversations we had with Netz, he boldly claimed that anything short of a CIF championship would be considered a failed season.So, having the chance to be on the mound to close out the title, and doing so via strikeout had to make the reality of exceeding even the highest of expectations that much sweeter for Netz and his teammates.Dawson Netz, Matt Shupper, Devyn NetzFor those who have followed his career, and especially this season, you know Netz is committed to the University of Arizona for 2020.But with his stock soaring and thinking ahead to the possibility of yet one more season comparable to this one, most expect to see Netz drafted in the first round, which would give him the option to forego collegiate ball and begin his professional career immediately.When asked about the dilemma that could lay ahead next June, Netz didn’t want to look past his next game for his travel ball team, let alone even the first pitch of his senior season in late February of 2019, and it’s that focus and approach that add to his already elite status.Aside from the wins, the scoreless innings streak and the strikeout-to-walk ratio, another reason his stock continues to climb is that he started the season with a fastball clocked around 89 mph and finished the year having hit 94 on the gun.Roger Penticoff, who has led St. Anthony and Long Beach Jordan, and currently runs the Cerritos Valley Christian program said Netz is as good or better than any Division 1 pitcher he’s ever seen.This reporter, in a 19-year and counting career has covered current professional pitchers, including Jacob Faria of the Rays, Chase DeJong of Seattle, Shane Watson formerly of the Phillies and Justin Garza, who’s in the Indians system, and no pitcher we’ve seen has consistently made batters look worse than Netz did in 2018.His ascent, he has acknowledged, began in the 2017 playoffs when he came on after two rough starts by Charles Acker, the MHS hard-throwing lefty, and Netz used the opportunity to literally take over postseason games.Dawson Netz on Mound vs CVCThat confidence and effectiveness continued on to 2018 in a season for the ages.But consider one final thing when taking in what we all just witnessed, and in measuring Netz is his totality as a baseball player and competitor.In spite of limited at-bats, he batted .365 with 23 hits, he scored 17 runs, drove in 14 and doubled six times.He’s known for his pitching, but he’s tallied 72 hits and his coach, Matt Shupper, has already said to look for Netz in 2019 to play every day and contribute with his bat.Netz also made it clear that fellow pitchers Will Downing (4-0, 0.20 ERA), Max Blessinger (4-0, 2.57), Casey Popham (2-1, 2.62) and Charles Acker (3-1, 3.00) were incredibly vital throughout, but especially in the latter half of the season where they went eight consecutive games without allowing a run, not to mention their contributions in the postseason.For a guy that has never had an ERA in three prep seasons over 1.00, and with an expectation level somewhere in the stratosphere, 2019 should be a very entertaining season for all of us, including his teammates, coaches, family and even Netz himself.“I am obviously happy with the season I had and more importantly, the year we had in putting everything together and winning both the Olympic League and CIF (Division 3) championship. None of this could have been done without every teammate and coach that contributed in so many ways to our success.It is not easy to play this well over an entire season, and I couldn’t be more proud of my teammates for working hard all year to maintain our level of play. I feel mechanics-wise, I can work on my velocity and have a healthier arm motion, but all things considered, this was a great season, and I am proud to be part of it. I am not surprised at what we accomplished because it was our expectation, but we’re all very happy.”Quotable:Maranatha coach Matt Shupper: “I’ve never seen anyone shut down people that much and for that long. He took over in the playoffs last year as a closer and put up great numbers. His junior year went beyond even the sky-is-the-limit expectations we had for him. He throws several pitches for strikes and can move the ball in and out of the strike zone. He has a better game plan than anyone at this level. It’s a rare combo of mental and physical excellence. He is also his own harshest critic and is always finding ways to get better.”La Salle coach Eddie McKiernan: “Dawson is a special kid and he competes like a champion. His stuff will definitely play at the next level and I’ll certainly be rooting for that kid.”Maranatha second baseman Max Blessinger: “Dawson has been one of my teammates and best friends for longer than anyone else. That being said, I feel like I know him as well as anyone could on the baseball field. I absolutely love playing with him and I don’t think anyone appreciates his competitiveness and his refusal to settle for anything less than the best more than I do. These are qualities we’ve bounced off each other to accomplish things a lot of people would have not expected us to accomplish. He is a competitor and winner on the field and one of my best friends off it.”Maranatha shortstop Nick Iverson: “Dawson is amazing and any time he’s got the ball in his hand, it’s all on the offense to score runs, because we know he’s going to shut our opponents out. He’s a great teammate with good leadership skills and I have a lot of respect for him. I’ve never played with a guy that I’ve have so much confidence in to get the job done.”Maranatha catcher Ethan Firestone: “I’ve caught for a lot of great players, but when I first caught Dawson, I knew he was something special. He pitched in more than half our games (in the regular season), and in each game we played in the postseason. He is the best pitcher I have ever caught and he has command of every pitch he throws.”Maranatha pitcher Will Downing: “Dawson is a huge inspiration to me, a role model and a great friend that I have grown closer to through the 2018 season. He’s an amazing pitcher and I am sure he will have a great baseball career.”Maranatha pitcher-DH Casey Popham: “Dawson is a great pitcher. It’s pretty remarkable to see a junior hit 94 on the gun. He is one of the best pitchers around in the area and I have no doubt that he will be successful at the next level.”Dawson Netz By The Numbers:Pitching:Wins and Losses:2018: 12-02017: 5-32016: 3-1Earned Run Average:2018: 0.262017: 0.882016: 0.47Walks to Strikeouts:2018: 14 walks-117 strikeouts2017: 13-682016: 3-17Career Record:20-4Career ERA:0.53Career Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio:30 Walks to 202 StrikeoutsBatting:2018: .365 with 23 hits, 17 runs, 14 RBIs, 6 doubles2017: .301 with 25 hits, 12 runs, 13 RBIs, 4 doubles, 2 triples, HR2016: .471 with 24 hits, 13 runs, 18 RBIs, 8 doubles, HRCareer Average:.380Career Hits:72Career Runs:42Career RBIs:45Career Doubles:18Stolen Bases:2018: 15 stolen bases in 17 attempts2017: 9 for 112016: 4 for 6 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 Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Huntington Hospital to Join Cedars-Sinai Health System

first_imgCommunity News Huntington Hospital to Join Cedars-Sinai Health System Definitive agreement signed By BRIAN DAY Published on Thursday, July 16, 2020 | 1:58 pm Community News 28 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Top of the News Huntington Hospital took another major step toward affiliating with the Cedars-Sinai Health System with the announcement Thursday that the two organizations had signed a definitive agreement to team up.The organizations previously signed a letter of intent in March outlining their intention to bring Huntington Hospital into the Cedars-Sinai network. The definitive agreement was developed as a result of subsequent negotiations.The agreement calls for commitments of continued investment in enterprise information technology, growth of ambulatory service and physician development, according to a statement issued by Huntington Hospital.“It will also enable collaborations with the other entities in the Cedars-Sinai Health System to ensure access to high-quality, accessible and affordable care throughout the region, the statement said.But the plan is not to radically change the hospital.“The proposed affiliation is intended to build upon Huntington’s 128-year legacy, and to preserve its unique culture as a community institution governed by a local board, with its own employees and medical staff,” the statement said. “In addition, philanthropy and volunteer support will remain locally controlled and used for Huntington Hospital and its existing community.”Huntington Hospital President and CEO Dr. Lori J. Morgan said the partnership would benefit both Huntinngton and Cedars-Sinai Health Systems.“With our institutions’ shared focus on delivering exceptional, compassionate care to those we serve, I am confident that an affiliation with Cedars-Sinai Health System will enable Huntington Hospital to advance clinical quality and outcomes, sustain our legacy of providing outstanding patient care and maintain active engagement with all our communities,” she said.Jaynie Studenmund, who chairs the Huntington Hospital Board of Directors, described the agreement as an “important milestone.”“With the definitive agreement now complete, we can move forward with our joint effort to secure the necessary regulatory approvals,”” she said. “We pledge to work cooperatively with all the relevant parties and believe that this proposed affiliation is in the best interest of all of our stakeholders and the greater San Gabriel Valley community.”Cedars-Sinai leadership also expressed optimism about the burgeoning association.“The goal of Cedars-Sinai Health System is to strengthen access to and affordability of quality care for more Southern Californians through the sharing of resources and expertise among our facilities,” Cedars-Sinai Health System Board of Directors Chair Vera Guerin said. “The addition of Huntington Hospital, with its strong commitment to serving the community and the quality of its physicians, nurses and other staff, would further strengthen the ability to provide this for the region.”Founded in 2017, Cedars-Sinai Health System is a collaboration of health care providers working in collaboration to share both resources and expertise, according to the Huntington Hospital statement.It currently includes Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Cesars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, and their network of doctors throughout the Southland, as well as Torrance Memorial Medical Center and joint ventures like the California Rehabilitation Institute and Cesars-Sinai Providence Tarzana Medical Center.The definitive agreement must now be reviewed and approved by government regulators in a process that could take several months, officials said.center_img Business News HerbeautyIs It Normal To Date Your BFF’s Ex?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Community News Make a comment STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Merging Stars Produce Glowing Blue Ring Nebula, Study by Local Scientists Says

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Some people see an optical illusion in this animation, in which the transparent cones seem to move away from each other and then back together; in actuality, the cones are fixed and the animation is showing what the nebula would look like if you could travel around it. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC)Sixteen years ago, a team of astronomers working for NASA / JPL’s now-defunct Galaxy Evolution Explorer mission, known as GALEX, spotted a star with an unusual ultraviolet ring around it in images obtained by the space telescope.The object, which was unlike anything the astronomers had seen before, was nicknamed the Blue Ring Nebula because of its appearance (though its blue color actually represents invisible ultraviolet light that has been intentionally color-coded blue in images). The astronomers spent years scrutinizing the object with other telescopes, both on the ground and in space, and slowly a picture of the star’s hidden past began to emerge.In a new Nature study published online November 18, a team of scientists, including several from the original GALEX team, now offer an explanation for the formation of the blue ring around the star, named TYC 2597-735-1. They make the case that the ring is actually the base of a cone-shaped cloud of fluorescing debris formed after a sun-like star collided into, and engulfed, a smaller stellar companion.In fact, the scientists say two cones of material were shot out in the collision, in opposite directions. Because one of the cones is pointed directly toward Earth, it appeared to GALEX as a ring.The event represents the first observation by astronomers of a rare, never-before-seen phase in the evolution of stellar mergers that occurs a few thousand years into the process and is estimated to last roughly thousands to hundreds of thousands of years, a relatively short period on the timescale of cosmic events.Located 6,300 light-years away in the constellation Hercules, the Blue Ring Nebula is thought to be a short-lived phase after the merger of two stars. As debris from the stellar merger was blown outward, it led to the creation of a shock front, in which hydrogen atoms were excited and induced to glow with visible light, shown in pink. The shock front, and a reverse shock wave moving inward from the shock front, also caused hydrogen molecules (as opposed to atoms) to become excited and glow with ultraviolet light, indicated in blue.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/NASA/JPL-Caltech/M. Seibert (Carnegie Institution for Science)/K. Hoadley (Caltech)/GALEX Team“The merging of two stars is fairly common, but they quickly become obscured by lots of dust as the ejecta from them expands and cools in space, which means we can’t see what has actually happened,” says lead study author Keri Hoadley, the David and Ellen Lee Postdoctoral Scholar in Physics at Caltech. Hoadley works with Christopher Martin, professor of physics at Caltech and the former principal investigator of GALEX, which operated from 2003–13, scanning the skies in ultraviolet light.“We think this object represents a late stage of these transient events, when the dust finally clears and we have a good view,” Hoadley says. “But we also caught the process before it was too far along; after time, the nebula will dissolve into the interstellar medium, and we would not be able to tell anything happened at all.”“It’s like catching sight of a baby when it first walks,” says Don Neill, a research scientist at Caltech and a GALEX team member. “If you blink, you might miss it.”The Blue Ring Nebula consists of two hollow, cone-shaped clouds of debris moving in opposite directions away from the central star. The base of one cone is traveling almost directly toward Earth. As a result, astronomers looking at the nebula see two circles that partially overlap.Credit: Mark SeibertTwists and Turns in the Case of the Blue RingMark Seibert, an astrophysicist with the Carnegie Institution for Science and a member of the GALEX team, was one of the first to find the Blue Ring Nebula in GALEX data in 2004. He remembers a lot of head scratching during those early days. “Every time we thought we had this thing figured out, something would tell us ‘No, that’s not right,’” he says. “That’s a scary thing as a scientist. But I also love how unique this object is, and the effort that so many people put in to figure it out.”Over the past 16 years, the team has used several telescopes to narrow in on the cause of the mysterious ring. In 2006, they used Caltech’s Hale Telescope at Palomar Observatory, near San Diego, and the W. M. Keck Observatory, in Hawaii, to find evidence for a shock wave around the star. The presence of such a shock wave suggests that a cloud of gas had been ejected into space. For a while, they even thought that the star could be tearing up an unseen planet, but, in 2017, data from the Habitable Zone Planet Finder on the Hobby-Eberly Telescope in Texas confirmed there was no compact object orbiting the star.Archival data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and the agency’s Wide-field Survey Explorer (WISE), together with other past infrared observatories, help establish that the star was circled by a disk of dust. Additional data played a role in cracking the case as well, including that from a citizen science group called the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO).All of the puzzle pieces started to fall into place when the GALEX team asked Brian Metzger, a theoretical astrophysicist at Columbia University, to join the effort.“It wasn’t just that Brian could explain the data we were seeing; he was essentially predicting what we had observed before he saw it,” said Hoadley. “He’d say, ‘If this is a stellar merger, then you should see X,’ and it was like, ‘Yes! We see that!’”GALEX imaged the star Mira, and its glowing ultraviolet tail, in 2007. The process that creates the glowing ultraviolet light around Mira, in which a shock wave heats up hydrogen gas, is similar to what is happening in the Blue Ring Nebula. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/C. Martin (Caltech)/M. Seibert(OCIW)Coalescing CompanionsThe astronomers say that the story of the Blue Ring Nebula began a few thousand years ago with a star about the mass of our sun and a smaller star that was in orbit around it. As the sun-like star aged, it puffed up and its outer layers inched closer to the companion. The smaller star syphoned material off the larger star, which spiraled around the small star in a disk, but ultimately the small star was consumed by its partner. The collision of the two stars launched a cloud of debris that was sliced in two by the small star’s disk of gas. This created the two cone-shaped clouds of debris.As the debris flew outward, it swept up gas, creating a shock wave. The shock wave heated up hydrogen molecules in the debris, which caused them to fluoresce in ultraviolet light. This fluorescing process is similar to what caused the glowing of a long tail streaming behind the star Mira, famously imaged by GALEX in 2007.Martin, who first began working on ultraviolet sky surveys nearly four decades ago, says that while this particular mystery took longer than expected to solve, he is not surprised that GALEX is still leading to new finds. “Whenever you survey the sky at new wavelengths, you inevitably get new discoveries years later and beyond,” he says.The study, “A blue ring nebula from a stellar merger several thousand years old,” was funded by the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Heising-Simons Foundation, and the Robert Martin Ayers Sciences Fund. Other authors include Andrew McWilliam of the Carnegie Institution for Science, Ken Shen of UC Berkeley, Gudmundur Stefansson of Princeton University, Andrew Monson of Pennsylvania State University, and Bradley Schaefer of Louisiana State University.The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), a division of Caltech, managed the GALEX mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. The mission was developed by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, under the Explorers Program. JPL also managed the Spitzer and WISE missions. In September 2013, NASA reactivated the WISE spacecraft with the primary goal of scanning for near-Earth objects, or NEOs, and the mission and spacecraft were renamed NEOWISE. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Science and Technology Merging Stars Produce Glowing Blue Ring Nebula, Study by Local Scientists Says Astronomers solve 16-year old mystery of ultraviolet ring in space By WHITNEY CLAVIN, Caltech Published on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 3:23 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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 Top of the News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff 106 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribecenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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