Author: Kevin Uhrich

Church leaders blast Trump’s ban on transgender people in the military

Local religious leaders lambasted President Trump in the wake of his ban on transgender people serving in the military.  In an email to parishioners last week, the Rev. Susan Russell of All Saints Episcopal Church, called the president’s action “antithetical to our core values as Americans and as Christians.” In a series of tweets issued at around 6 a.m. on July 26, the president stated that, “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow… Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our...

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Global warming reports show we’re in hotter water than first thought

Chances are, if you’ve heard of the Paris Climate Agreement, you know that nearly every nation in the world — except ours — has volunteered to cut carbon emissions enough to prevent an increase in Earth’s temperature of 2  degrees Celsius, or 3.6  degrees Fahrenheit, by the start of the 22nd century. If that doesn’t happen, and the world goes above 2 °C, writes CNN’s Ashley Strickland, “life on our planet will change,” and “[r]ising seas, mass extinctions, super droughts, increased wildfires, intense hurricanes, decreased crops and fresh water and the melting of the Arctic are expected.” Also expected...

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Pasadena officer uses light touch to recover hot phone

News cycles today are full of stories about police officers who find themselves on the wrong side of the law in one way or another. Of course, these reports — containing information that often shocks the senses of people who care about social and criminal justice, the civic health of our communities and the quality of law enforcement in general — are important for the public to know about. This is not one of those stories, but it is just as important as some of the others, if not more so in some ways, to the ongoing public dialogue...

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Pasadena celebrates 131 years with exhibitions on railroad-inspired artistry and the annual Pasadena Chalk Festival

One day a few weeks back, my son, Ted, daughter-in-law, Dorene, and two-year-old grandson Kedt treated me to an afternoon at Travel Town in Griffith Park. The free museum of trains of all sorts — from old-timey engines and stripped down coach cars to a miniature choo-choo for kids of all ages — reminds us of a time when our very lives were dependent on trains and trolleys. Having grown up in a small steel producing city in Pennsylvania, for me the quiet, tree shrouded reliquary conjured memories of how my brothers and friends and I would hop on...

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City settles suit for $300,000 over a case in which two women say cops — one officer the brother of a plaintiff — violated their civil rights

Roughly a year from the time that a federal civil rights lawsuit was filed by two local women against the city, the police chief and several officers alleging false arrest and abuse of power, Pasadena officials decided to settle the controversial case out of court for $300,000. “When you get a six-figure settlement for an arrest that resulted in no injuries, six-figures sends the right message,” said attorney Bill Paparian, one of two Pasadena lawyers representing Michelle Rodgers and Selah Chavét in the suit against the department and its officers, among them Rodgers’ brother, veteran Sgt. Michael Bugh. As...

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9:00 am Decorate Your Own Pencil Case at... @ Orchard Supply Hardware
Decorate Your Own Pencil Case at... @ Orchard Supply Hardware
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Decorate Your Own Pencil Case at Orchard Supply Hardware @ Orchard Supply Hardware |  |  |
On Saturday, August 19, from 9 a.m. – noon, your neighborhood home, garden and hardware retailer, Orchard Supply Hardware, is hosting a FREE back-to-school event. Stop by your local Orchard to decorate your own pencil[...]
9:30 am Tour the Historic Brand Library ... @ Brand Library & Art Center
Tour the Historic Brand Library ... @ Brand Library & Art Center
Aug 19 @ 9:30 am
Tour the Historic Brand Library & Art Center @ Brand Library & Art Center | Glendale | California | United States
Sign up for the next tour of historic Brand Library! Renowned international tour guide, Joemy Wilson, author of “Coming Up on Your Left:, A Tour Guide’s Guidebook,” will share the fascinating story of the Brand[...]
10:00 am The New California Landscape Wor... @ Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
The New California Landscape Wor... @ Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Arboretum Horticultural Supervisor Jill Morganelli conducts a workshop on the new California landscape, focusing on accurate irrigation during the summer heat, colorful summer trees and shrubs, summer meadow composition and includes visits to the Rose[...]
11:00 am Sensory Crafts for Kids at Laman... @ Pasadena Public Library, Lamanda Park Branch
Sensory Crafts for Kids at Laman... @ Pasadena Public Library, Lamanda Park Branch
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to an hour of sensory art and craft making from 11 a.m. to noon.
1:00 pm Guided Tour, Concert at Norton S... @ Norton Simon Museum
Guided Tour, Concert at Norton S... @ Norton Simon Museum
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A guided tour visits works representing dialogue in painting and sculpture, from 1 to 2 p.m. A concert features the California String Quartet performing works of the early and late Romantic period, by Schubert and[...]

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