The Impact of the Pacific Electric Car on Southern California Development

first_imgHistory The Impact of the Pacific Electric Car on Southern California Development San Marino’s Crowell Public Library to host a look back at transportation of yesteryear From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, January 24, 2013 | 7:09 pm 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pacific Electric Car Photo by PacificElectric.OrgThe sprawling pattern of urban development that we know today as Los Angeles was directly influenced by a web of urban rail routes developed by Henry Huntington and his Pacific Electric Railway, aka, “The Red Cars,” which began in 1901. This amazing railway originally provided reliable transportation across more than 1,000 miles of track. Postwar society’s affair with the automobile led to the loss of an infrastructure that could have formed the basis for an enviable modern light-rail system, one that current society would be happy to utilize. Learn why this rail system was so pivotal in creating a major metropolis on Monday, February 25th at 7:00 p.m. when the San Marino Historical Society presents Jeff Arnett’s lecture on this fascinating chapter on Los Angeles history.Jeff Arnett was born in Los Angeles in 1925 and since 1930 has resided in the Pasadena-San Marino area. He attended local schools and entered the U S Army Air Corps the day after graduation. After three years of service as a transport pilot in Burma and China during World War II, Jeff returned to graduate from USC. His business career took him from department stores to paper manufacturing, to investment management. He is currently a docent at the Palm Springs Air Museum and still a pilot, who also enjoys non-fiction reading on any subject.Don’t miss this intriguing look at the development of Los Angeles and its once comprehensive transportation system.The event will be held Monday February 25, at 7:00 p.m., at San Marino’s Crowell Public Library, 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino. Call (626) 300-0777 or visit www.CrowellPublicLibrary.org More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Community Newscenter_img Make a comment Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Subscribe 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. Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Cowen says cross-border radiation unit still for Derry

first_img Pinterest Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Twitter Cowen says cross-border radiation unit still for Derry Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ The final communique issued following yesterday’s North South Ministerial Council meeting in Dublin includes confirmation that the proposal to develop a cross border radiation unit in Derry remains a priority.Taoiseach Brian Cowen last night used the proposal as an example of what cross border cooperation can achieve.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/cowen1pm.mp3[/podcast]The health lobby group Co-operating for Cancer Care NorthWest has welcomed the Taoiseach’s restated commitment to the Altnagelvin Hospital proposal, saying the project cannot happen soon enough. WhatsAppcenter_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp Previous articleBail delayed for sex accussed while new address is arrangedNext articleSuspended sentence for man guilty of sex with a 13 year-old News Highland By News Highland – July 6, 2010 News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Facebook Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

Spain Charges 13 Over ETA-FARC Plot To Kill Colombian President

first_img “More recently” Uribe was also added to that list, the ruling said. The judge charged six suspected members of ETA and seven members of FARC in connection with the plot. Judge Eloy Velasco also charged Venezuelan government cooperated in the plot, according to a copy of his ruling. The judge charged Fontan and two FARC members, Edgar Gustavo Navarro Morales and Victor Ramon Vargas Salazar, with conspiracy to commit terrorist murders. The FARC member reported that “it would not be difficult to carry out an attack on those two targets as long as they could count on the help of ETA,” the ruling said. ETA, which figures on several terrorist blacklists, including those of the European Union and the United States, is blamed for 828 deaths in its 41-year campaign for independence in the Basque region of northern Spain and southwestern France. Fontan was in charge of ETA operations “in this part of Latin America since 1999” and “coordinated relations between FARC and ETA and the participation of ETA members in courses on explosives and urban guerrilla warfare,” Velasco said. He said a member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) had carried out surveillance on the Colombian embassy in Madrid and the routes taken by former Colombian president Andres Pastrana, who lives in Spain. By Dialogo March 01, 2010 Charging that it was the target of the deal, Venezuela retaliated by freezing ties with Colombia. Simmering tensions between Bogota and Caracas have sharpened since Colombia signed an agreement with Washington last year granting the US military access to bases on its territory for counter-drug and counter-insurgency operations. The FARC therefore asked ETA to follow Pastrana, as well as the former ambassador to Spain Noemi Sanin, current Vice President Francisco Santos, the former mayor of Bogota Antanas Mockus “with the aim of assassinating one of them when they were in Spain.” Among those charged was ETA member Arturo Cubillas Fontan, who was named to a post in Venezuela’s agriculture ministry in 2005 and whose Venezuelan wife, Goizeder Odriozola Lataillade, is an official in the government of President Hugo Chavez. Uribe has rejected a political dialogue with the FARC, which has battled the government in Bogota for 45 years. A Spanish judge Monday charged 13 members of the Basque separatist group ETA and the Colombian rebel group FARC over a plot to assassinate Colombian officials, including President Alvaro Uribe. last_img read more

Trump to Meet with Queen Elizabeth

first_imgPresident Trump is on London today for a NATO world leaders summit. The president had a working breakfast this morning with NATO’s secretary general.President Trump was asked for his reaction to the royal scandal involving Prince Andrew. Trump says he has never met the prince and probably won’t today.In a B-B-C interview, Virginia Roberts Giuffre says Jeffrey Epstein forced her to have sex with the prince when she was 17 three times.She says the photo of her with the prince is authentic and she gave it to the FBI. She also called his dancing hideous and claimed he sweated all over her.In an earlier interview, Prince Andrew declared he had a condition that prevented him from sweating.The president is also scheduled to attend a reception today at Buckingham Palace hosted by Queen Elizabeth.last_img read more

Sen. Rick Scott Asks CDC for More Info on Deadly Wuhan Coronavirus

first_imgThe World Health Organization is holding off on declaring the coronavirus a global health emergency.The WHO held an emergency meeting yesterday in Switzerland and plans to meet again today on the matter and are closely monitoring the “public health event.”Scott also asked Redfield to release more information about the federal government’s public health measures against the virus in coordination with state and local health officials.China’s most recent release of information places the death toll at 17, and reports doctors are treating 544 cases. Virologists are concerned there could be more unreported cases since some of the people infected only show mild symptoms.According to the CDC’s Tuesday report, the coronavirus patient in the U.S. is a man in his 30s who had returned to Seattle from Wuhan and remained in isolation at the Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett.Chinese officials will start a quarantine in Wuhan on Thursday. Sen. Rick Scott is asking the CDC to “take swift action” against a deadly cross-border outbreak of a new strain of the coronavirus, which started its human-to-human transmission in central China. Scott sent CDC Director Robert Redfield a letter expressing his concern over the accuracy of the information that Chinese health officials have released since the cluster of respiratory infections was linked to animals at a market in Wuhan.There is no vaccine or specific treatment for the virus, which officials said has already spread to Washington State, Thailand, Japan, Macao and South Korea. Sen. Scott is asking the CDC for more information.“China is rarely forthcoming,” Scott wrote on Twitter.Today, I’m urging the @CDCgov to take swift action to combat the threat of the #coronavirus & protect the health of Americans.China is rarely forthcoming, & I’m extremely concerned about the outbreak, which has already infected hundreds, including at least one person in the US. pic.twitter.com/abhbHIODpV— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) January 22, 2020last_img read more

Severe Weather Risk Thursday Night into Friday for South Florida

first_imgMuch of our area could see rough weather conditions overnight Thursday into Friday morning.According to meteorologists with our news partner, WPTV NewsChannel 5, a “fine line of storms” will arrive in Vero Beach around 1 to 2 a.m. Friday, and then move south into Palm Beach County between 3 and 4 a.m.A wind advisory will remain in effect all night, and a small craft advisory will last until Friday afternoon.Our area is under a “Level 1 marginal threat” for severe weather Thursday night, according to the Storm Prediction Center.Specifically, the storms can be expected along the Treasure Coast between 1 to 4 a.m. Friday, western Palm Beach County and Lake Okeechobee from 3 to 4 a.m., and eastern Palm Beach County from 4 to 7 a.m. The main impacts could include gusty and damaging winds, a slight tornado risk, and some brief flooding from downpours.For the most part, the line of storms will move through the area quickly, with some showers remaining through noon before conditions clear up by Friday evening.Temperatures on Friday will stay in the low 70s, with lows in the 40s and 50s overnight and into Saturday.The rest of Saturday will bring highs in the low to mid 70s.On Sunday, temperatures will increase a bit to the upper 70s, while onshore winds could make for difficult boating conditions and the possibility of strong rip currents.last_img read more

PBSO Plans to Remove Homeless Tent City from John Prince Park

first_imgPalm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner says a plan is being implemented between county officials and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office to remove homeless people from John Prince Park in Lake Worth.Kerner says the park has around 90 tents.“It’s unacceptable and things are changing,” adds Mayor Kerner. “Having met with the sheriff, having met with the county administrator just as early as yesterday but going back several months; action will be taken and removals will begin soon.”He did not provide details of the exact plan.“There are things that we can do to make sure removal takes place, wrap around services are provided, and even making sure that those in there that have warrants are taken to jail and given trespass warnings, things of that nature,” Kerner explains.He says the goal is to have the park return to a family-friendly place because, “It’s really not acceptable to have one of our parks be a place where a community is starting of homeless people,” he said.last_img read more

Two River Torn Over Brian Williams

first_imgThere’s no doubt everyone knows a lot of the details, everyone feels a connection, but there are differing opinions about whether NBCs Brian Williams should be suspended without pay from his news anchor position, if an unofficial survey in the Two River area yesterday is any indication.Williams grew up in Middletown Township and attended Mater Dei Prep High School and Brookdale Community College. He volunteered at the Middletown Old Village Fire Department.“I think Brian’s 22 years as a reporter have been filled with remarkable, smart broadcasting,” said Susan Daly Porter of Monmouth Beach. “He made a mistake in embellishing his reporting. I don’t think he ever intentionally lied. More importantly, I think he’s a really great guy who has, ironically, done more for the vets than any other news man. I for one, loved hearing him and will miss him every night.”Mary Ellen Morelli of Lincroft, said she was “disappointed and I don’t get all the people cutting him slack.” “My Mom loved him,” she continued. “He was Catholic, local and I guess we held him to a higher standard. But that story about being in the helicopter, I give him credit for being in a war zone, but he had to have known he overstated his involvement. Those soldiers should not have been put in that position to have to tell the story.”John Meyer, who grew up in Port Monmouth, and is in town for the Mater Dei rally, attended high school with Williams.“Well, I guess a six-month suspension is better than Brian Williams getting fired. I support my schoolmate. I’ll start watching NBC News again when he is back,” said Meyer, who now lives in Wekiva Springs, Florida.Carl Calendar, who was Williams Literature Professor at Brookdale, said “Brian was one of my favorite all time students. He came to class in a jacket and tie and was incredibly interested in politics worldwide.”“What a shame he strayed a bit from the truth,” he said.Joan Wicklund, Highlands, said, “I’ve always liked and admired him.”A retired elementary school teacher and former member of the Henry Hudson Board of Education, “he’s admitted to falsifying one incident, I’m not sure there are more. I just wish him well and hope that there’s a good explanation. We still live in a country where you’re innocent until proven guilty.”Helen Kenny, a dentist Officer Manager in West Long Branch says that “since he admitted he didn’t tell the story right, then he’s guilty of that. But I don’t think he has to be punished so badly. He’s admitted it, that’s half the battle. And he’s humiliated himself enough by admitting it. That’s a lot of punishment for someone of his stature and standing in the media. I think it’s terrible that he’s the scapegoat here. We have lots of people who lie in the government, lots of political leaders who lie, why aren’t they impeached? Why aren’t they punished for the lies they tell? I think it’s terrible what everybody is doing to Williams.”Former State Senator S. Thomas Gagliano thinks NBC’s decision is a good one. “It was inevitable because there may be other issues. I think that the six months off the air could end up being much longer. The reality is a television journalist has to be honest, and if there is one who admits that he hasn’t been, then he doesn’t qualify any longer to tell the news honestly.”Teenagers are willing to cut Williams a break more so than their older counterparts. MAST High school senior David Valentino of Holmdel believes the entire matter “is blown out of proportion. It’s not so terrible when you look at the whole picture. Williams is a journalist who carries himself well, has a good reputation. He did something wrong and admitted it was dishonest. I think he should have had more a slap on the wrist rather than a six month penalty.” Valentino also thinks Williams will be back on the air after six months because “it’ll die and people will then remember him for what he is, not a single incident.”Senior high school student Madelyn Sorrentino of Eatontown also thinks the penalty was a little extreme. “It should have been something less, that he lied is reprehensible but this is affecting his whole career. Six months is a long time, he came out and admitted it and that restored some of his credibility.”last_img read more

Cats Blog — Tough to end season, even after winning bronze

first_imgThe West Kootenay Wildcats, based in Castlegar, finished third at the B.C. Hockey Female Bantam provincials in Kelowna.Nelson Minor Hockey product Jesse Cooper, joined by two other Heritage City players — Emma Hare and Jena Wheeldon — agreed to blog the happenings of the Cats for The Nelson Daily.The Wildcats opened with a 2-0 win over Kamloops in the eight-team tournament Sunday. However, the Cats couldn’t keep the drive going losing in the semi final round Tuesday to North Shore 3-0. West Kootenay concludes the tournament Wednesday by defeating Prince George 3-1 to claim the bronze medal.Here’s the account of the Cats final day from winger Jesse Cooper.The final game was a tough game but in the end we won 3-1. Before the game most of the girls were sad as this would be our last game together as a team. When (coach) Cary (Fisher) came in to talk to us he said, “You don’t have to play for your parents or us coaches, you have to play for your teammates.”Lindsay Swanson scored two goals from the blue line and Steph Mcualey got a greasy goal of front of the net. At the end the coaches left use in our room to say our goodbyes. Many tears were shed as some for some of the girls, that was there last game of hockey while also many of the second years would move up to midget. All people no that teenage girls don’t always get along, but the West Kootenay wildcats did. Never once were there arguments and no one was ever left out. Our team worked together and it showed in the way we played. I would also like to give a shout out to our goalies Morgan Flynn and Lauren Biggz for all there amazing saves and keeping us in the game many of times. It was a season I will never forget and it was an honor to play with these girls.last_img read more

Middlesbrough v QPR: Rangers without Austin

first_imgQPR will start without a recognised striker for tonight’s game at Middlesbrough.Charlie Austin, who has been nursing a calf problem, will not be involved, leaving Rangers with Leroy Fer up front.Forwards Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Tyler Blackwood are among the substitutes, as is young winger Michael Petrasso.Junior Hoilett has been on international duty with Canada and is unavailable. Karl Henry moves back into midfield and James Perch is restored at right-back. Yun Suk-Young is also recalled.Boro, meanwhile, are without the injured Fernando Amorebieta.Middlesbrough: Dimi, Nsue, Ayala, Gibson, Friend, Adomah, Leadbitter, Clayton, Downing, Fabbrini, Nugent.Subs: Kike, de Pena, Mejias, Stephens, Stuani, Zuculini, Woodgate.QPR: Green, Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky, Phillips, Henry, Sandro, Faurlin, Yun, Fer.Subs: Smithies, Angella, Luongo, Toszer, Petrasso, Blackwood, Emmanuel-Thomas.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more