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. 23 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Business News Community News Make a comment Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Public Safety Police Responding to Report of Armed Man in Pasadena Encounter 12-Year-Old Boy With BB Gun By BRIAN DAY Published on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | 2:30 pm CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty 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 Top of the News Police recovered this realistic-looking BB gun after responding to reports of a person brandishing a gun in Pasadena on Aug. 26. 2018. The person with the BB gun turned out to be a 12-year-old boy. Credit Pasadena Police DeptA potential tragedy was averted Tuesday when police responded to a report of a man brandishing a gun in a Pasadena neighborhood, but ultimately found a 12-year-old boy who had been playing with a realistic-looking BB gun, authorities said.The incident unfolded Tuesday afternoon in the area of Sunset Avenue and Pepper Street, Pasadena Police Department Lt. William Grisafe said.“PPD received a call of a male seen with a handgun in the area,” he said. “Officers responded to the area as a witness provided them updates that the man was holding the gun in his hand and his waistband.”Upon arriving, the officers saw someone emerge from behind an apartment building, according to the lieutenant.The person, determined to be a 12-year-old boy, admitted he had been handling a BB gun and directed them to the place where he had dropped it, he said.Map of locations where guns have been seized this year in Pasadena, provided by the Pasadena Police Department“The recovered gun is not distinguishable as either an authentic firearm or a BB gun,” Grisafe said. “This could have had tragic results had the minor not discarded the gun and instead decided to retain possession of it.”Pasadena police have seized more than 200 firearms this year, he said.“This trend of people carrying guns is likely a result of an increase in violence and sadly, the outcome is not likely to end well,” said Grisafe.The department released a map indicating the areas where guns have been found this year. In some cases, multiple guns were found at the same location.One bust resulted in the seizure of more than 40 guns, Grisafe said. More than 20 additional weapons were seized during investigations outside of the city limits.
By Juan Delgado/Diálogo November 20, 2018 In early October, Argentine and Chilean service members conducted annual Exercise Southern Cross 2018, of the Southern Cross Joint and Combined Peace Force—the force comprises elements of both countries’ three military branches. Exercise Southern Cross 2018 took place at the Chilean Army War Academy’s (ACAGUE, in Spanish) Tactical Operational Training Center (CEOTAC, in Spanish) in Santiago, October 1st-5th. The objective of the exercise was to increase combined interoperability and improve officers’ planning and management skills. The tabletop exercise also helped strengthen bonds of friendship between the neighboring countries. “This kind of exercise is very important,” said Navy Rear Admiral Alejandro Miguel García Sobral, chief of Operations of the Argentine Armed Forces’ Operational Command. “This is where service members develop doctrines and, most importantly, mutual awareness. They also practice tasks and procedures that will be carried out when the Southern Cross Peace Force is deployed.” Fictitious scenario A total of 100 elements, 72 units of the Chilean Armed Forces and 28 from Argentina, gathered at CEOTAC for a peacekeeping simulation exercise in a realistic environment. In the fictitious scenario, participants organized the deployment of the Southern Cross Peace Force in a fictitious country shaken by violent acts that jeopardized the peace and security of the population. Faced with this situation, the United Nations (UN) Security Council issued a resolution to stabilize the territory through a Blue Helmets-led peacekeeping operation that would restore order. The scenarios enabled participants to plan, lead troops, and adopt resolutions based on UN guidelines. “It’s a binational initiative that comes from the highest level,” said Rear Adm. García. “The armed forces were involved in an excellent initiative, where the three branches come together and make a force available to the UN to reinforce, help, or maintain world peace.” To conduct the exercise, CEOTAC made available its Emergency Situation Management and Training Simulation System (SIGEN, in Spanish). The high-technology tool facilitated information management, collaborative decision-making, and response optimization through role-playing. SIGEN also enabled the evaluation of participants’ levels of expertise, allowing them to learn from their achievements and mistakes to improve force performance in the future. “This way, we can collaborate so that both countries are better prepared to deploy at the UN’s request,” said Chilean Army Colonel Arturo Gallardo, head of CEOTAC. At the UN’s disposal The Southern Cross Joint and Combined Peace Force goes back to 2006, when the governments of Argentina and Chile signed an agreement to create the Combined Joint Chiefs of Staff and form a binational force that would be at the UN’s disposal. In 2011, Argentina and Chile officially made the joint and combined force available to the UN before then-UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon. The force consists of two infantry battalions including army and marine elements from both countries, as well as a logistics support unit. It also has a naval component with two ships and an air component with eight aircraft. Every year, members of the armed forces of both countries carry out tabletop and practical exercises to maintain their skills. Argentina and Chile take turns hosting the exercises. “I must say, I’ve seen a notable improvement and increase in training in the joint-combined aspect [of the force],” said Navy Vice Admiral Rodrigo Álvarez Aguirre, deputy commander of the Chilean Joint Chiefs of Staff. “Undoubtedly, there are many things left to do, but we’ve always been on the right track, which speaks highly of us all.” A serious job For participants, the exercise was a success. According to Army Major General Carlos Pérez Aquino, operational commander of the Argentine Armed Forces’ Joint Chiefs of Staff, the demanding nature of SIGEN and its various tasks demonstrated the professionalism of Argentine and Chilean service members. “We achieved a good outcome and did a serious job,” Maj. Gen. Pérez concluded. “These exercises help peacekeeping operations, to have better knowledge. I’ve had the opportunity to follow the evolution of Southern Cross closely, and you can see the interoperability and how military interaction progresses.”
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 15, 2018 at 3:21 pm Contact KJ: [email protected] | @KJEdelman UPDATED: April 15 at 6:51 p.m.After beating then-No. 3 Georgia Tech on April 1, Syracuse was stuck in place. SU lost its next three matches.But in its last home match of the season, SU flipped the script and ended its season at Drumlins Country Club on a high note. “The win couldn’t happen at a better time,” head coach Younes Limam said. Behind all-around doubles and singles play, No. 28 Syracuse (15-6, 7-6 Atlantic Coast) shifted its recent momentum and coasted to a 4-0 win against Notre Dame (10-12, 2-10). After the Orange took the doubles point quickly, Gabriela Knutson, Libi Mesh and Anna Shkudun led the way to give SU the win. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“This win shows we’re ready to fight,” graduate student Shkudun said, “and come back no matter what.”Before the match, Shkudun and senior Nicole Mitchell were honored during a short ceremony for senior day. While Mitchell did not play during the match, Shkudun competed in doubles and singles for the Orange.In third doubles, Shkudun and Sofya Golubovskaya cruised to a 6-0 victory to start off a strong day for SU. Knutson and Miranda Ramirez opened first doubles with a quick 3-0 lead but dropped three of the next four games. Early, Knutson missed three easy volleys which each led to quick moments of frustration.Unfazed by early mistakes, Ramirez opened the eighth game with an uncontested ace. The No. 13 pairing in the nation flashed a smile at each other after the serve and proceeded to win seven of the last eight points to clinch the doubles point for the Orange. In first singles, Knutson looked to recover from a three-set collapse to Duke’s No. 5 Samantha Harris on Friday. After winning eight straight games to start the match, Knutson fell apart in a 6-0, 4-6, 0-6 loss two days prior. Knutson opened the match against UND’s Allison Miller with an ace, but dropped the first game to go down a break. After falling behind 2-1, the junior won on a net cord — her ball clipped the top of the net before dropping to the other side — to start the fourth game.“On Friday, I was worried I wouldn’t win those long crosscourt rallies,” Knutson said, “Today, I just had to overpower (Miller) to get back to being me.”Knutson took the first set, 6-3, and opened the second set with a forehand winner past the outstretched arms of Miller, who got tangled up in netting after the point. Knutson controlled the second set with her serve, she said, and recorded two second-serve aces in the process. By putting pressure on Miller from the start, Knutson took the match, 6-3, 6-2, and gave SU its second point.“Matches like this give me confidence,” Knutson said.After not playing singles in SU’s last two matches, Mesh replaced Masha Tritou and did not disappoint. Mesh opened the match by sweeping the first set. By avoiding mistakes during long rallies, Mesh overpowered UND’s Rachel Chong from the start. The junior closed the match by only dropping two games and won 6-0, 6-2. With one point remaining to give SU a win, Shkudun took advantage of the spotlight. Despite a three-game lead disappearing in the first set to go 5-5, Shkudun prevailed in the final two games and won 7-5. As the crowd honed in on presumably Shkudun’s final set at Drumlins, the graduate student clinched the match for the Orange in a 7-5, 6-2 win. SU’s 4-0 victory against the Fighting Irish gives the Orange 10 home wins, which doubles its total from last year. As for the implications of this match, Limam said this match “gets (SU) on the right track.”“Against Miami we played good and against Duke we didn’t fight hard enough,” Knutson said. “There was a lot of potential in those losses, but we didn’t punch them hard enough at the end like we did today.” Comments
England’s hopes of retaining the title in the Costa Ballena International Quadrangular Tournament were dashed today by Spain.The hosts struck early in the title decider, winning all three morning foursomes, to get one hand on the trophy.England fought hard in the singles, winning the first three games. But when the remainder of the afternoon matches went Spain’s way they were beaten overall 6-3. The Spanish victory gave the hosts their eighth win in 14 editions of the tournament.England A squad coach Paul Ashwell commented: “The morning matches ultimately cost us the match.”Earlier in the three-day series, England had halved with Finland and beaten Germany 5-4. Spain had had similar fortunes, halving with Germany and beating Finland 5-4 to set up today’s ‘winner-takes-all’ clash. Germany and Finland halved the other match on the final day, meaning England finished the tournament as runners-up.England’s top scorer was Lancashire’s Sean Towndrow (Southport & Ainsdale) who took 4.5 points from his six games.The other members of the England team, all members of the A Squad, were Jamie Bower (Meltham, Yorkshire), Robert Burlison (Oxley Park, Staffordshire), Scott Gregory (Corhampton, Hampshire), Bobby Keeble (Crowlands Heath, Essex) and Ashton Turner (Kenwick Park, Lincolnshire.England’s victory in last year’s tournament was the team’s first since 2006. 23 Jan 2015 England’s title hopes dashed by Spain
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Charter CollegeCharter College Lacey hosted its graduation ceremony on Friday, September 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the James Koval Center for the Performing Arts, 600 Sleater Kinney Road NE, in Lacey.Lacey Campus President Dr. Bruce Higdon welcomed the graduates and their families. He was joined on stage by Lead Pharmacy Instructor John Cohen, who presented the student awards; and student speakers Justin Sturdevant and Kristy White, both medical assistant students. The keynote speaker was Blake Knoblauch, from the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce. The national anthem was sung by Thaisy Kirkhart and Sturdevant.“There is nothing more important to us than the success of our students,” said Higdon. “We are so very proud of all of our graduates.”Graduates:Certificate in Medical AssistantMelissa Agnew*Amber Allen*Andrena Barkdull*Andrea Benningfield*Nelcybeth Berry*#Donna BlakeAlyssa Callahan*Annalicia CastroMarilin Cervantes-ValdezSarah Chidester*#Stacie Coffeen*#Katie CreechJordon DoctorsJudith Eitemiller*Samantha Fleck*#Brittany GageAmanda GilesJasmine Gregorio*#Erikamarie Guzman*Jordyn Hipfner*#Danielle JoyceKayla LindleyDawnya NaderKimberly Nolan*Shellby Oppelt*Eskai PayneHafsah Prohim*Jasmine Rodriguez DuranKelsie SmithHongngha Son*Phelisia SpangKristan Stengel*#Justin SturdevantMadisen StriplinSherry WallaceShennaya WashingtonAlexis Westberg*#Kristy WhitePharmacy TechnicianDaelyn Joy*Natacia Cruz*#Elizabeth LorenzanaCristina Rogers*Angelique HaskellQuin Scott* Associates of Applied Science in Allied Health (through Charter College Vancouver)John Cohen*Brittany Shultz*Irma Roman*Graduated with Honors, a cumulative grade point average of 3.7 or higher.#President’s Award Recipient: Graduated with a cumulative grade point average of 4.0 (Certificate programs) or 3.9 or higher (Associate programs).Charter College Lacey offers residents of Thurston County career education opportunities in health care with blended on-campus programs in Medical Assistant and Pharmacy Technician. Their innovative Blended Learning curriculum combines hands-on classroom experience with online course work, offering students more flexibility with their schedules, and allowing them to work and manage family life. For more information, visit www.chartercollege.edu.