Sixth annual Sandra Bland #Say Her Name protest in New York City

first_imgA spirited group of about 100 protesters gathered July 13 in Union Square in New York City to demand justice for Black Lives Matter activist Sandra Bland and all Black womxn, girls and femmes.  The People’s Power Assemblies NYC were the main organizers of the 6th annual Sandra Bland #SayHerName rally and march. The day’s program was titled, “Black Womxn, Girls and Femmes Fight Back!”New York City march honoring Sandra Bland, July 13.July 13 marked the 5th anniversary of the death of Sandra Bland, an outspoken supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, who was found hanging in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas, three days after being violently arrested for, supposedly, not using a turn signal on a highway.Her death at the hands of the police state sparked a national outcry. The July 13 event uplifted those who have been murdered by the state and by extension other agents of white supremacyWomxn, girls and femmes were memorialized in a ceremony featuring photographs and cards of some of the many girls, women and transwomen killed. Their names were read aloud, and folks present murmured after each name “Ashe,” a West African term defined as “the power to make things happen and produce change.”  Rousing and uplifting speeches were then given by Iman of the December 12th Movement; Brenda Stokely from the International Working Women’s Coalition; Monica Cruz from Party for Socialism and Liberation; Sista Shirley from Staten Island; and Alexandria James, Terrea Mitchell and Samaiyah Patrick from PPA.  Elizabeth Bezile enraptured everyone with her beautiful spoken word pieces. Speakers from other endorsers included Workers World Party, NYC Shut It Down, Gabriela/NYC and many more.The rally was preceded by a dynamic and informative Zoom webinar titled “Black Womxn, Girls and Femmes: Intimate Violence and Community Accountability.” The presentation discussed domestic and gender violence in the movement and what accountability could look like using transformative and restorative justice,  after the U.S. criminal punishment system is abolished. PPA demandsWe will not be fooled or derailed by fake reforms like body cameras and so-called community policing, which further increase the budget and power of the racist and brutal New York Police Department!  We call for abolition of the police, prisons and all carceral apparatus of the state that continues to murder, maim and disable Black womxn, girls and femmes. We must continue to highlight the many Black women — among them numerous transwomen — who are killed and brutalized by the police in the streets, in the jails, in the prisons.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Assemblymember Chris Holden: Memorial Day Message

first_img “As you prepare for the holiday weekend and time with family and friends, I want to encourage you to think safety first,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “The California Highway Patrol will be out in force beginning Friday and they advise drivers to leave early to allow additional time, don’t drink and drive, and obey the speed limit.”“Enjoy your time celebrating this holiday weekend, just be smart about what you do when the celebration is over,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “Whether you are with your friends or enjoying a celebratory event, designate a sober driver ahead of time, or call a taxi to make sure you get home safely.”Last year, 40 people were killed on California’s highways during the holiday period and 40 percent of those who died were not wearing seatbelts.“Of course this holiday is more than just a celebration,” said Holden. “As we observe Memorial Day, each of us should pause and remember those who gave their lives in defense of freedom. Even as we mourn those who have been lost, we must continue to stand-up for the freedoms we take for granted in this great state and nation. Please join me at the following events as we say thank you to the men and women who have served our country.”South Pasadena: 9 :00 a.m. City of South Pasadena Memorial Day Commemoration, War Memorial Building, 435 S. Fair Oaks Ave, South PasadenaLa Verne: 11:00 a.m. La Verne Veterans Memorial Ceremony, Veteran’s Hall, 1550 Bonita Avenue, La VerneAssemblymember Holden will take part in ceremonies at the La Verne Veterans Memorial which has come to symbolize the sacrifice, honor and courage of our war dead. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News 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 Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Make a comment Community Newscenter_img 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Government Assemblymember Chris Holden: Memorial Day Message Published on Thursday, May 22, 2014 | 11:04 am HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the 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 Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_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