Vigil to Prevent Gun Violence at Pasadena City Hall

first_img Community News More Cool Stuff Business News 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. Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Vigil to Prevent Gun Violence at Pasadena City Hall From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, December 11, 2014 | 11:08 am Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img On Thursday, December 11, the second anniversary of the Newtown tragedy was marked with a candlelight vigil on the west steps of Pasadena City Hall sponsored by the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force of All Saints Church.Prayers were offered for the 60,000 men, women and children who have been killed by gun violence in our nation since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School and speakers will include All Saints’ rector Ed Bacon.This event was part of a nationwide day of remembering and renewing the commitment to reducing gun violence and its devastating impact on individuals, families and the community. The nationwide vigils are sponsored by the Newtown Foundation, Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, States United to Prevent Gun Violence, and the Washington National Cathedral.The Gun Violence Prevention Task Force of All Saints Church will also participate in “Light LA.” In the Greater Los Angeles area, Women Against Gun Violence, Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles and several of the greater LA chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence are encouraging people throughout Los Angeles County to place a lighted candle in their front window beginning at 7:00 p.m. December 11th, to shine a light on the tragedy of gun violence, and as a sign of hope that this epidemic of gun violence can come to an end. 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| THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published.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 * Make a comment HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Obvious Sign A Guy Likes You Is When He Does ThisHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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 Showtimeslast_img read more

Governor declares State of Emergency, allows activation of National Guard for flood response

first_imgThe slow moving nature of the lake flooding has allowed communities to evacuate residents before waters threaten their safety, but the length of this disaster has made this step necessary.‘Conditions have worsened to the point where the state needs equipment and personnel from the Guard,’ Gov. Shumlin said. ‘Roads that have been under water for days are less stable and more hazardous; we can no longer depend on trucks and other local and state equipment to get to isolated residents. The Guard has high water vehicles and helicopters that can be used to evacuate residents in a medical emergency.’The Governor also noted that local responders and officials have been on the job for several days and extra manpower will be welcome.‘We have dedicated state and local responders, road crews, and officials who have been working with homeowners to sandbag properties and keep roads passable. The Guard can provide personnel to help with these tasks,’ the Governor said.Vermont Emergency Management, Buildings and General Services, and the Vermont Agency of Transportation have distributed tens of thousands of sandbags to local communities and more are available. Individuals in need should contact their city or town and that municipality can arrange to provide them.The State also submitted a formal request for Preliminary Damage Assessment teams this week. Those teams will be in the field Tuesday morning to verify damage to public infrastructure that would allow the state to ask for a Federal Disaster Declaration. The State and several counties have reached monetary thresholds that would qualify for a disaster. A disaster declaration would allow cities and towns to receive federal reimbursement for 75 percent of flood response and recovery costs.Assistance for individual property owners may be more difficult to come by. There are grant and loan programs from the federal government that may be available to those who have lost personal property in floods. Vermont Emergency Management and Vermont Agency of Human Services officials are currently working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to find any assistance that may be available.‘The number one priority right now is the continued safety of Vermonters, but we have begun the process of finding financial resources for homeowners,’ the Governor said. ‘This is a major disaster to anyone who has lost property and we will make every possible effort to find those people help.’Private homeowners should keep close records of cleanup costs and physical losses; and take photos of their property to help account for damage. This information can be passed along to your city or town for dissemination to the state. Photos from Governor Shumlin’s aerial flood survey Thursday. Joining him on the flight were Major General Michael Dubie and Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs Alexandra MacLean, who took the photos.Source: Governor’s office. 5.5.2011. VTrans 5.6.2011 Governor Peter Shumlin has declared a State of Emergency for the state of Vermont. This declaration allows the state to utilize assets from the Vermont National Guard in responding to the flood. The governor said some 500 homes have been severely damaged or destroyed. Lake Champlain is expected to crest at 103.2 feet above sea level Friday, or more than a foot above the previous record high. Agency of Transportation Road Update ‘ 5/6/11 Noon VTrans’ crews continue to take action to keep the travelling public safe.  Through tactical deployment of jersey barriers and fill, as well as large rock, VTrans has been able to open up some roads, and keep others from being closed.  The most active area of work is along Route 2 in the Islands, where the water continues to be over the road in the Sandbar area and along the Causeway.  Motorists are advised to proceed with extreme caution, and avoid the area if possible.  Traffic may be reduced to one lane in order to accommodate truck movements to continue to protect the road. Travel may be slow. Updates of today:Route 129 in Alburgh remains open, though water is high in some locations, and debris is being removed. The Maidstone State Highway (previously closed) remains open. Route 73 (previously closed) between Route 7 and 30 remains open. Route 17 in Chimney Point (previously closed) remains open. Route 2 mudslide in East Montpelier has been addressed and the road is open. Route 7 in Highgate Springs, just south of the Canadian border had water and debris on it this morning.  The debris has been cleared, but there is still water over the roadway in some areas. Ongoing Areas of Concern: Route 78 between Swanton and Alburgh is open, but travelers should proceed with extreme caution.  VTrans crews have installed delineators (reflectors) where there are no guardrails, and are adding fill to protect the travelled way. Water is not yet in the travelled way, but is close.  New England Central RR is working to armor its rail bed which is protecting the road.  VTrans will continue to monitor this situation carefully. The Route 2 Causeway remains open.  VTrans is continuing to armor both sides of the causeway with rock.  The south side is complete, work on the north side will continue until dark.   VTrans is now working to add barriers to the route.  There is water over the road, and travelers must proceed with caution.  Travel may be restricted to one lane to accommodate construction vehicles for the road improvements. Route 2 (East of Sandbar) is open to traffic, but there is significant water over the road.  VTrans is placing jersey barriers and gravel to shore up this road. Travel is slow and may be down to one late to accommodate construction vehicles. Route 2 in Alburgh, between Routes 78 and 129 at Wagner Point.  Some water in the road but both lanes are open.  Motorists are advised to reduce speed and exercise caution. I-89 Southbound in Milton will be reduced to one-lane traffic due to instability of the right lane. Route 118 between Montgomery and Belvidere.  There are multiple locations (on 118) that are reduced to one-lane traffic.  These are extended events that will last until further notice. Route 122 in Lyndon, between the Interstate and Wheelock Road. One-lane traffic due to slope failure.  This will be an extended event that will last until further notice. Route 114 between Canaan and Island Pond, through Norton. Motorists will experience several single-lane areas due to multiple slope failures. Continued State Road Closures: Route 36 in St. Albans, between Georgia Shore Road and McQuam Road is closed due to flooding. Motorists are advised to avoid this section of roadway. Route 125 near Chimney Point is closed approximately 13 miles west of Middlebury.  Route 17 remains open following VTrans’ action to add fill to flooded areas. Smugglers Notch, Jeffersonville to Stowe, remains closed, weather pending. Note that the Chimney Point and Grand Isle ferries are still running on schedule. last_img read more

CUNA-backed SAFE Banking Act passed by House in historic vote

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The House voted 321-103 to pass the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act (H.R. 1595) Wednesday, a historic vote that comes months after strong CUNA, League and credit union advocacy on behalf of the bill. The bill would provide legal protections to financial institutions serving state-legalized cannabis-based businesses.“Today’s vote would not have happened without fierce, bold 360-degree advocacy from CUNA, Leagues and credit unions that made it clear that this bill is a solution to a problem that affects consumers, businesses and financial institutions around the country,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “While garnering bipartisan support for a cannabis-related bill seemed a big hill to climb, our message was heard loud and clear through Congressional testimony, letters and face-to-face meetings that helped impress upon policymakers the need for this bill. We hope the Senate will move forward in similar fashion and will engage with them going forward to get this bill across the finish line.”Twice this year, CUNA/League advocate Rachel Pross, chief risk officer at Maps CU, Salem, Ore., testified before Congress, before the House Financial Services Committee in February and before the Senate Banking Committee in July.last_img read more