Historic Minimum Wage Law Passes State Legislature

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. 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Business News Community News Today, the California State Legislature passed SB 3, a measure to increase California’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022. The bill passed the State Assembly 48-26, and the State Senate 26-12. Governor Jerry Brown is expected to sign the bill into law, which by January 2017 will make California’s minimum wage the highest of any state in the nation.This is a major victory for families across the state struggling to make ends meet,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “With the gridlock in the nation’s Capital, California has once again shown it can lead.”The vast majority of California families of three or more with a full-time minimum wage worker live in poverty. By raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022, a broad range of workers, including these families, will be lifted out of poverty.SB 3 considers the needs of businesses, as the wage increase is phased in over a five year period and gives businesses with under 26 employees more time to adjust. Lawmakers expect some of the increased costs for businesses to be reduced by turnover and increases in worker productivity. Additionally, unlike both minimum wage increase initiatives set to be on the 2016 general election ballot, SB 3 includes economic and budget provisions to allow for pauses in the wage increase during potential economic down times.“Thanks to the leadership of Governor Brown and the hard work of many stakeholders, we have taken one big step forward to address income inequality.” said Holden. 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here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News center_img Community News Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Government Historic Minimum Wage Law Passes State Legislature Published on Thursday, March 31, 2016 | 1:52 pmlast_img read more

#newmusic 40HURTZ – Dwindling Light EP

first_imgLinkedin WhatsApp Advertisement Facebook Print Emailcenter_img Twitter News#newmusic 40HURTZ – Dwindling Light EPBy Eric Fitzgerald – January 30, 2015 556 DEBUT EP from Clare/Limerick producer 40hurtz. Released on System UK Digital Dwindling Light is four tracks of chilled atmospheric downbeat dub. Fine production skills and strong memorable melodies are evident on the tracks, ‘Nature Of Life Full Circle’, and ‘Canyons Of Caledonia’. The EP will be available on Beatport System UK Digital [SUKD065] from Friday February 6.http://vipultima.com/promo_sheet.php?releaseId=36246Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Previous article€500,000 payout to Limerick TDs – because they’re worth it?Next articleLimerick Council pledges support for industrial action at hospital Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog www.musiclimerick.com where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond.last_img read more

Two familiar faces collide

first_imgFor seven seasons Steve Sarkisian stood alongside Pete Carroll on the USC sidelines, coaching the Trojans during one of the most dominant periods in the school’s history.This Saturday, however, Sarkisian, now the head coach at Washington, will be looking across the field at the man who gave him his first big-time college coaching job when the Trojans take on the Huskies in Seattle.Shared wisdom · Steve Sarkisian (left), the play-caller for the Trojan offense for the past two seasons, brought many of the lessons he learned from Pete Carroll to his new head coaching job at Washington. – Photo courtesy of USC Sports Information“From a personal standpoint, it’s exciting,” Sarkisian said. “You think about seven years of my really young coaching career I’ve spent with Pete. I’ve learned so much not just from an X’s and O’s standpoint, but from just an overall standpoint of how to handle situations not just with yourself, but with the football team, with your peers as coaches.”Carroll hired Sarkisian as an offensive assistant in 2001, Carroll’s first season at USC. Sarkisian became the quarterbacks coach in 2002 before leaving for a year for the same job with the Oakland Raiders in 2004. He returned to USC in 2005 and was named offensive coordinator in 2007.Washington hired Sarkisian in December along with former Trojans defensive coordinator Nick Holt to turn around a team that went 0-12 last year. The Huskies already look improved, playing No. 11 LSU close in their opener and defeating Idaho last week to snap a 15-game losing streak.“It’s exciting to watch Sark and Nick and all the fellows up there get this program underway, to get their first win, and get the monkey off on the back of the program,” Carroll said. “It’s a major accomplishment.”Sarkisian has taken Carroll’s emphasis on competition, as well as large parts of his offensive and defensive schemes, and has tried to implement them with the Huskies.“We brought quite a bit. I think I’d be a fool to come up here and try to reinvent the wheel,” Sarkisian said. “The preparation process that Pete has assembled there is one that has withstood the test of time. Obviously we have our own wrinkles to things, we have things that we have to do differently to fit our personality and my own personality, but ultimately, they’re very similar.”With Sarkisian and Holt less than a year removed from the Trojan program, both teams will enter Saturday’s game with inside information on how the opposing coaches game plan.“They know a lot about us. We know a lot about them. I don’t think anybody has an advantage,” Carroll said. “But it’s really fun, it’s fun from our vantage point because it has to be very detailed and intricate subtleties of the adjustments that we’ll do and they’ll do.”Sarkisian, though, offered a word of caution about trying too hard to predict what their opponent would do.“You know, we’re trying our best here not to get caught up in overanalyzing this thing too much and getting into a situation where we could get some paralysis by analysis,” he said. “If we start looking too far into this thing and trying to mind read and looking three, four steps down the road, we can get ourselves in trouble.”Despite all the game planning and scheming, both coaches are looking forward to the chance to go up against one another.“There’s nothing I’ve liked more than playing against people that I really love, and friends and people that I’ve worked with,” Carroll said.“It’s exciting,” Sarkisian added. “Hopefully as we get moving forward here and as we continue to improve as a program, it will kind of shape itself up to become kind of a fun, friendly rivalry.”last_img read more

Facebook removes Trump’s campaign ads with Nazi symbolism for hate-speech violations

first_imgThe Trump ads also said “stand with your President and declare ANTIFA a Terrorist Organization.”The Trump campaign claimed that the down-pointing red triangle is an emoji and “symbol widely used by Antifia.” The Trump campaign also said it is not included in the Anti-Defamation League’s Hate Symbols Database. Meanwhile, ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said in a statement on Twitter that Nazis used “red triangles to identify their political victims in concentration camps. Using it to attack political opponents is highly offensive. @POTUS’ campaign needs to learn its history, as ignorance is no excuse for using Nazi-related symbols.” Facebook has pulled posts and ads from Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign over Nazi imagery that violates Facebook’s policy banning “organized hate.”The Trump ads stated “Dangerous MOBS of far-left groups,” which it claimed are “running through our streets and causing absolute mayhem.” The ads featured an upside-down triangle, which anti-hate groups said was strikingly similar to notorious Nazi symbols denoting political prisoners in World War II concentration camps.last_img read more

McCarter Pond Gets A New Lease On Life

first_imgBy John BurtonFAIR HAVEN – There will be life for McCarter Pond.The Borough Council has already taken steps to work on the pond, located on Fair Haven Road in the vicinity of Linden Drive, beginning this past spring, and more is in the works for the coming year, Mayor Benjamin Lucarelli assured.“We’re committed to a maintenance program,” for the time being, Lucarelli said. And in spring 2016, “We’re reopening the issue of dredging the pond,” the mayor added.Area residents became upset and concerned about the pond’s condition – as it has become overgrown with vegetation and an abundance of silt, to the point of possibly endangering the pond’s life – and went to a public borough council meeting.“At this point it seems many of the council are interested,” in doing the work needed to ensure the pond’s viability, said Gail Mura, a member of the Friends of McCarter Pond, said after attending the council meeting.Councilman Roland Wilhelm attended a couple of the group’s meetings at Mura’s home, offering his support, Mura said. Wilhelm did not immediately respond to requests for comment for this story.“I see where there’s a movement starting in town,” to save the pond, Mura added, “which is a good thing.”So far, based upon a report from the borough Environmental Commission and discussions with a contractor, Lucarelli said, some work has already commenced. The pond was treated with environmentally friendly chemicals/bacteria to help kill some of the duckweed and other vegetation has proliferated, especially of late. In addition, the borough installed three aerators, placed just under the surface. They “help maintain the oxygenation at the bottom of the pond” and for the water from the neighboring stream that feeds into the pond, according to Lucarelli.The next step will be dredging to remove the extensive silt, which has developed in the overall approximately three-foot deep manmade pond, Lucarelli offered. Silt, if not removed, would eventually rob the water of oxygen and ultimately the pond its life.Fair Haven residents have been concerned about the future ofMcCarter pond, which had become overgrown with vegeta- tion. Officials have begun treating the manmade pond, used for ice skating in winter and fishing in warm weather, with plans to dredge it in the near future. Photo: Marion LynchThe silt results from vegetation, mostly duckweed, that dies, sinks to the bottom and decays. “It turns into muck,” Lucarelli said. “And that is nature’s way to turn a pond back into a meadow.”Right now the vegetation is so thick that “ducks walk on top of it,” Lucarelli said.“The problem with dredging is that it’s a mucky, dirty process,” Lucarelli continued, and would require the removed fill to be hauled away or somehow used. The mayor suggested drying the silt, mixing it with clean fill and using it for what is called near-shore fill in the area of the pond’s bulkhead.The dredging has its cost. So far the borough has $335,000 penciled in, as a working amount, for the pond project. But the dredging could mean that cost could rise to about $500,000 in total, Lucarelli suspected.“If we can find a grant,” he added, “fantastic.”“There’s going to have to be a lot of work done, not just the dredging,” Mura acknowledged.But she is thankful that the project will be undertaken for the important traditional recreational opportunity here in the borough.“It is an intergenerational experience,” locally, featuring ice skating and hockey games when winter weather permits, Mura said.And, Lucarelli added, it is used annually for the borough’s fishing derby in the spring.This winter the borough Parks and Recreation Commission hopes to hold “Friday Night Lights” events, lighting the pond to allow for evening ice skating, Lucarelli said.The man-made pond was part of the McCarter estate, between Fair Haven Road and Buttonwood Lane. The estate was owned by Thomas McCarter (1867-1955), a prominent lawyer, who built it in the early 20th century. The pond measures 3 ½-feet deep across its length and was built for both ornamental and recreational purposes.There was even a time when local youth use to go swimming in it, Lucarelli offered.“It’s part of the identity of the town,” the mayor said. “That’s why I think it’s important to invest in it.”last_img read more

Europa League: Augsburg 0-0 Liverpool: Klopp fails to win on Germany return

first_img Europa League: Augsburg 0-0 Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp fails to win on return to Germany 1 Liverpool were held to a goalless draw by Ausgburg in the last 32 of the Europa League, on Jurgen Klopp’s first return to Germany as manager.That result means the Reds will take a positive scoreline back to Anfield for next Thursday’s second leg – which takes place three days before the League Cup final against Manchester City.With his background Klopp knew all he needed to about Augsburg but even he could not have accounted for Daniel Sturridge fluffing their best chance from six yards out early in the second half.He named the same side which put six past Villa on Sunday, the first time he had done so in the 30 matches he has had in charge so far.But that side boasted just four career European goals for the Reds between them – going into the game Augsburg’s top scorer Raul Bobadilla had scored six in the competition this season, but the big striker lasted only 23 minutes before being forced off through injury.It contributed to a scrappy first half in which the visitors gained a foothold by the mid-point but could easily have been behind by the interval had Alexander Esswein not been denied by Simon Mignolet. That came after Augsburg had countered from a Liverpool attack which broke down on the edge of home team’s penalty area on the stroke of half-time.Liverpool never really threatened at the other end with Roberto Firmino, Sturridge and Jordan Henderson’s weak efforts all failing to test goalkeeper Marwin Hitz.Sturridge – incredibly making only his third European appearance in just over three years at the club – looked tentative at times, lacked vision at others, but to see him starting consecutive games for the first time since March last year was another positive in his post-injury recovery.But no matter how long he has spent on the sidelines since April a striker of his quality should have dispatched with ease a cross from James Milner, who had played a clever one-two with Firmino, but the England international barely connected.Augsburg are just one point above the Bundesliga’s relegation zone and their limitations – and intent – were quite apparent but Liverpool struggled to break them down.Philippe Coutinho flicked an effort wide and Paul Verhaegh almost put through his own net from a Liverpool free-kick and had to be rescued by Hitz right on the goalline before, with 67 minutes gone, Divock Origi replaced Sturridge.Alberto Moreno and Henderson both tried to break the deadlock from distance before Liverpool had a lucky escape when Caiuby failed to get a proper touch in the six-yard area with only Mignolet to beat.Home substitute Ji Dong-won struck the post five minutes from time to give Liverpool another scare and a warning the home leg will be anything other than straightforward.last_img read more

Pardew confident ahead of derby

first_imgCrystal Palace boss Alan Pardew believes he can secure a win against Chelsea for a second time this season and delay their Premier League coronation.The Blues will be confirmed as champions for the first time in five years if they beat Palace at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.However, Pardew was in charge of Newcastle in December when they ended Chelsea’s 14-match unbeaten start to the campaign with a 2-1 victory at St James’ Park.And he believes that experience, plus the pace of Palace’s counter-attacks, can help earn the Eagles a first win at the Bridge since March 1982.He said: “If there is a team that I know well, it’d be Chelsea. I’ve studied them, I know how they play.“They will dominate possession around the two-thirds of the pitch that we have to defend, but we carry a threat with the players we have, that’s why our away record is so good.“[At Newcastle] we had a good gameplan and deserved to win on the day. I know they didn’t like us wasting time but if they were 2-1 up I’d expect them to do the same.“We need to respond following our recent defeats, both for ourselves and to keep the Premier League title race alive, if we can.”However, Pardew believes even a Palace victory would only be delaying the inevitable, with Chelsea needing only three more points from their final four games to clinch the title.He added: “Chelsea have lost two games all season, one to Spurs and one to Newcastle. That’s an outstanding record.“There may not have been many champagne performances of late but they’re concentrating on getting the job done.“But we don’t want them to win it on Sunday because for us it’s an important game. We’ve played well against the top sides and we want to continue that.“We’ve got to try and produce a performance that doesn’t get carried away with the emotion of the day.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

MH370 video: Where the aircraft may lie

first_imgThe Australian crash investigator has released the first video animation (below) of the ocean floor where MH370 is believed to lie.The Australian Transport Safety Bureau search teams have now mapped 200,000sq kms of the ocean floor off Perth, Western Australia. Before the new underwater search for MH370 could begin, it was necessary to accurately map the sea floor to ensure that the search is undertaken safely and effectively. Bathymetry survey vessels have spent months, scanning the sea floor with multibeam sonar to gather detailed, high-resolution data. The data has revealed many seabed features for the first time. This computer-animated ‘flythrough’ shows a visualisation of some of the sea floor terrain in the search area.To this time however, only 9000sq km –or 5 per cent – of the ocean floor that has been mapped has been searched by ships towing side-scan sonar looking for wreckage.In fact one ship, the Fugro Equator, continues to conduct bathymetric survey work in the search area.Two ships – the GO Phoenix and Furgo Discovery – are now searching for MH370 with the side-scan sonar which can operate to depths of 6000m.Last month the chief of the world’s largest international airline expressed grave concerns that MH370 will be given up as lost as part of an international cover-up.Tim Clark, President of Emirates, told AirlineRatings.com yesterday that he has been inundated by grieving relatives, and theorists pressuring him to continue the pursuit of the truth.          Read:Airline Chief says MH370 a coverup “Many mathematicians have done extensive calculations and have detailed them in their emails to me,” said Mr Clark. “None believe the current hypothesis.”“We cannot allow MH370 to become a “National Geographic” mystery. “We must get to the truth.”Also last month Australia’s crash investigator dismissed reports that there is disagreement among the expert teams that are calculating the search area for MH370.The Australian Transport Safety Bureau chief commissioner, Martin Dolan, said that there were two priority search areas for MH370 because the five teams had been using differing methodologies to calculate the likely flight paths of the aircraft based on satellite communications data.last_img read more

Gallery: Football Fridays launch

first_imgPhotos by Khanyi MagubaneFriday 4 September 2009 saw the launch of Football Fridays, a campaign aiming to ignite South Africans’ enthusiasm for the 2010 Fifa World Cup by encouraging each and every one of them to wear the football jersey of their favourite team every Friday.Click on thumbnails to enlarge, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution version of the image.  Download larger image Download larger image Download larger image Download larger image Download larger image Download larger image Download larger image Download larger image Download larger image Download larger image Download larger image Download larger image Download larger image Download larger image Download larger image Download larger image Download larger image Download larger image Download larger image Download larger image Download larger image Download larger image Download larger image Download larger image MORE GALLERIESlast_img read more