Pasadena Church Joins Interfaith, Community Leaders in Declaring Support for Sanctuary Movement

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Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Faith & Religion News Pasadena Church Joins Interfaith, Community Leaders in Declaring Support for Sanctuary Movement Story, video and pictures by BRANDON VILLALOVOS Published on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | 9:41 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week A representative from Pasadena’s All Saints Church joined Los Angeles-based interfaith and community leaders at a press conference at The Episcopal Cathedral Center of St. Paul in Echo Park Wednesday morning to announce the Church’s support the “Sanctuary” movement for undocumented persons living in the United States.“The message All Saints has to not only the Pasadena, but the wider Southern California community, is we are going to continue to be a beacon of love, justice and compassion as we enter this new year with a lot of uncertainty about public policy that’s pending that indicates a great marginalization of our immigrant communities and others as well,” said Reverend Susan Russell of All Saints Church Pasadena.The press conference was held as a followup to the declaration by The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles in early December that it would be a “Sanctuary Diocese.”Church officials said the Diocese commits itself to “holy resistance” in the face of what it referred to in a press release as hateful and discriminatory plans by the new Trump administration to deport millions of undocumented persons, to eliminate programs like DAPA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), and other programs providing relief and protection for hundreds of thousands of our immigrant community.“I was proud of our diocese when we voted unanimously to become a sanctuary diocese — a place where could offer comfort and take away the fear of the people we serve,” said Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop Jon Bruno.“It is important that we care for people who fear for their safety,” Bruno added. “It’s important that we celebrate immigrant people so that we can go forward and provide the care that they need. We want to stand up be counted and transform this world into what it should be. I call upon all the people of Los Angeles to band together.”The Wednesday press conference featured members from The Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE), the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, the National Day Labor Organizing Network (NLDON), Jovenes, Inc., the Latino/Latina Roundtable, the Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and others.“Taking strong stands for human rights that the Sanctuary Movement represents is nothing new for All Saints Church or the Diocese of Los Angeles,” said All Saints Rector Mike Kinman. “But it is when those rights come under direct attack that it becomes literally a life or death matter for that stand to be made unequivocally clear.”All Saints issued a statement which read in part, “we will stand together and proclaim that Los Angeles will be a place of sanctuary for all. We will demand that our elected officials and that our communities not give in to the new administration’s criminalization of the immigrant family or marginalization of any member of the human family.”Pablo Alvarado, Director of Pasadena based National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), was in attendance to show support for the Sanctuary movement.“We’re working in Pasadena to turn that city into an actual Sanctuary city and we’re happy to have churches from Pasadena participating in this movement as well. We’re asking the faith based communities to come and extend the protection that they have for their members to these workers, to vulnerable communities” said Alvarado.“So we’re asking to open synagogues, to open churches and any house of worship for people who are going to be persecuted for being undocumented people.”NDLON works to fosters safer, more humane environments for day laborers, both men and women, to earn a living, contribute to society, and integrate into the community.The press conference featured speakers that included Rev. Linda Culbertson, General Presbyter, Presbytery of the Pacific; Bishop Guy Erwin, the Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA); and Rabbi Jonathan Klein, Executive Director of the Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice.“Our solidarity is not limited to members of the immigrant community, but to our muslim brothers and sisters, to LGBT people, to women who feel threatened—to a whole broad constituency that we are there to stand in solidarity with,” said Russell. 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.last_img read more

City Will Spend Will Spend Millions to Trim Trees Clear of Power Lines

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  19 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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 * Business News Community News 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 CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyThe Most Obvious Sign A Guy Likes You Is When He Does ThisHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Ultimatums Are Unhealthy For RelationshipsHerbeautyHerbeauty 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.center_img Top of the News More Cool Stuff The City Council on Monday approved a three-item consent calendar, including a maximum $15.7 million contract to provide power line clearance tree trimming services for the city’s Water and Power Department.The vote clears the way for City Manager Steve Mermell to enter into a contract with Utility Tree Service for an initial period not to exceed three years, or until $9,432,000 has been expended, whichever occurs first; with two optional one-year extensions, each not to exceed $3,144,000.The California Public Utilities Commission’s General Order 95 requires power utilities to trim trees that are in close proximity to overhead power distribution lines.Pasadena Water and Power trims an average of 7,800 trees annually that are in close proximity to energized electrical lines.As part of the agreement, the city accepted a letter from Pasadena-based Flintridge Tree Care, Inc. rescinding its bid to provide power line clearance tree trimming services for the city utility. The Pasadena company bid $2,680,284 to perform the work. San Diego-based Utility Tree Service came in second place. Two additional companies each placed higher bids to perform the work.The City Council also voted to enter into a $368,000 contract with Transcore to provide adaptive traffic control services as part of the adaptive traffic control network included in Phase II of the Metro grant-funded project.Under Phase II of the Adaptive Traffic Control Network, the expansion of traffic control operations provides for an additional 31 signalized intersections citywide.Adaptive traffic control operations will be placed at:• Foothill Boulevard, from Sierra Madre Boulevard to Michillinda Avenue• Lake Avenue, from Orange Grove Boulevard to San Pascual Street• Del Mar Boulevard, from St. John Avenue to Lake Avenue• California Boulevard, from St. John Avenue to Lake AvenueThe council also voted to allow the city manager to enter into a $230,000 contract with Ellis Equipment for TSleds and K-Rails.An additional $35,000 will be appropriated from the General Fund operating reserve for on-street dining to the Department of Transportation.K-Rails are temporary concrete barriers that are used for perimeter protection, prohibiting access and defining walkways. The barriers are being used to protect outdoor dining areas along Colorado Boulevard in Playhouse Village and Old Pasadena.The city has paid $151,000 for rentals of K-rails and TLS2 SLEDs and will pay an additional $110,000 to rent the barriers until June.The council passed all of the items with one vote. No items were pulled for further consideration. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Government City Will Spend Will Spend Millions to Trim Trees Clear of Power Lines STAFF REPORT Published on Monday, February 8, 2021 | 5:58 pm STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Make a commentlast_img read more

National ID system could have solved cash aid distribution woes – Duterte

first_imgMANILA – The discrepancies in thedistribution of the financial aid under the national government’s socialamelioration program could have been solved by the national ID system, accordingto President Rodrigo Duterte. The ID will contain the PhilSys number, full name, facial image, sex, date of birth, blood type, and address of the concerned individual. The mass enrollment for the ID system will begin in mid-2020, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority./PN The DSWD plan to distribute P5,000 to P8,000 per month to 18 million Filipinos during the enhanced community quarantine is in chaos due to lack of a reliable and comprehensive database to determine who were eligible for the social amelioration program. Duterte signed the Philippine Identification System Act in 2018, which seeks to harmonize, integrate, and interconnect the countless and redundant government IDs by establishing a single national identification system. “The system should have been in place now if not for the red tape. I will urge the Senate to investigate why this is so when we resume,” Sotto said in a statement. “We passed the national ID system almost two years ago, yet it has not been implemented.” The President also said the government will conduct another rapid survey with the help of local government units to identify those who were not included in the list of the Department of Social Welfare and Development. A National ID system was pushed even during the previous administrations but all these efforts went to naught as most Filipinos felt giving up their privacy was too much to pay for the convenience and security benefits. Meanwhile, Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Tuesday said that the snail-paced implementation of the national ID system should be investigated by the Senate once the session resumes in May. “After a revalidation at malaman na namin, I’m sure Secretary Bautista can act immediately,” Duterte said. “Kung wala ka, maghintay ka and we will come up (with something).” “Itong mga left, kaya kita mo ngayon, wala tayong ID system until now. Kung wala kayo sa listahan, then hindi kayo mabigyan. Hindi na kasalanan ‘yan, ‘wag kayong magsisi sa gobyerno,” he added. “Nagkakaroon tayo ng problema. Hindi ito perfect kaagad,” Duterte said in an address to the nation on late Monday evening. “Kung may ID system lang tayo, naiwasan natin itong mga ‘to.” last_img read more

Lady Cardinals Battle Lady Wildkats

first_imgThe St. Louis 5th Grade Girls Basketball team took to the floor Wednesday night against St. Mary’s in North Vernon. They continued to improve their defense and all gave great effort throughout the game, but came out on on the bottom of this contest 12 to 22 taking their record to 1-3. Rylee Schrank scored 2 points, Lucy Abplanalp scored 4 points, and Veronica King scored 6 points.The 5th Grade Lady Cardinals are back in action again Thursday February 1, 2018 at home against Mt. Carmel.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Rob King.The St Louis 6th Grade Lady Cardinals played their fourth game of the season Wednesday evening in an away contest taking on St Mary’s of North Vernon. The Lady Cardinals managed to get on top early and took an 18 – 6 lead into halftime. Despite a strong 3rd quarter from the Wildkats, focused defense and some timely transition baskets earned the Lady Cardinals their 3rd win of the season with a final score of 30-17.The Lady Cardinals play again Thursday evening (2/1) at home against the Mt Carmel Vikings immediately following the 5th grade game which starts at 6pm.Go Cardinals!Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Andy Sanerlast_img read more

Tipp’s UBL clubs resume Division 2A campaigns

first_imgDivision 2A leaders Nenagh Ormond travel to Cork to face Sunday’s Well.Cashel – who were controversially beaten last time out by Banbridge – have home advantage for their tie with Highfield.Tipp FM will bring you updates from the games, which start at 2.30pm.last_img