Case Filed by District Attorneys Union Against County’s DA Put on Hold Pending Appeal

first_img 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 Showtimes A judge who in February ruled mostly in favor of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys for Los Angeles County in a petition brought against District Attorney George Gascon over a series of new directives he handed down after taking office last December put the case on hold Tuesday while the county’s top prosecutor appeals.Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James C. Chalfant issued a preliminary injunction in favor of the union on Feb. 8, finding that Gascon cannot order his prosecutors to ignore laws that the union says protect the public, including three-strike allegations and sentencing enhancements.The case was back before the judge to set a date for a trial on whether the injunction should be made permanent. But after discussing Gascon’s appeal with the lawyers, Chalfant accepted the agreement made by lawyers on both sides that the case should not move forward until the appeal is decided.“The court hereby stays the case in its entirety,” Chalfant’s clerk wrote in a minute order.The union contends that the directives — handed down the day that Gascon was sworn into office Dec. 7 — violate state law.But lawyer Robert E. Dugdale, on behalf of Gascon and the District Attorney’s Office, said the judge did not put a stop to Gascon’s policy prohibiting deputy district attorneys from filing most sentencing enhancements in new cases.Gascon has drawn criticism from some crime victims and prosecutors over the directives and is facing a potential recall effort. Organizers announced last week that signature-gathering has been approved for the recall effort.The city councils of at least 14 of Los Angeles County’s 88 cities have passed votes of no confidence against Gascon, including Beverly Hills, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Diamond Bar, Santa Clarita and Lancaster. Business News Subscribe More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Case Filed by District Attorneys Union Against County’s DA Put on Hold Pending Appeal CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | 7:49 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box.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. Community News Top of the News center_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment HerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

Jamestown Police Report Increase In Fireworks Complaint This Month

first_imgJAMESTOWN – Officials from the Jamestown Police Department are reporting that they’ve received 65 complaints of fireworks this month in the city limits. Police say the number for the entire month of June was at 31 complaints. Officials are reminding the community that the possession and use of fireworks is illegal in New York State. Section 270.00 of the New York State Penal Law (Unlawfully Dealing with Fireworks and Dangerous Fireworks) covers the offenses and potential charges that range from a violation up to a class A Misdemeanor.Changes in the New York State Law have allowed the sale and possession of sparkling devices in designated counties. They (Sparkling Devices) are legal to possess and use within Chautauqua County and the City of Jamestown. Under section 270.00, sparkling devices are defined as devices that are ground-based or hand-held devices that produce a shower of white, gold, or colored sparks as their primary pyrotechnic effect.Additional effects may include a colored frame, an audible crackling effect, an audible whistle effect, and smoke. These devices do not rise into the air, do not fire inserts or projectiles into the air, and do not explode or produce a report (an audible crackling sound is not considered a report). Ground-based or hand-held devices that produce a cloud of smoke as their sole pyrotechnic effect are also included in this category. Police say the use of any fireworks creates both a fire and safety hazard. According to the National Fire Protection Association, fireworks start an average of 19,500 fires in 2018, including 1,900 structure fires, 500 vehicle fires, and 17,100 outside and other fires. These fires caused five deaths, 46 civilian injuries, and $105 million in direct property damage. In 2018, U.S. Hospital Emergency Rooms treated an estimated 12,900 for fireworks related injuries, half of those injuries were to the extremities and 34% were to the eye or other parts of the head. Children younger than 15 years of age accounted for more than one-third (36%) of the estimated 2018 injuries.Police encourage the community members to leave the fireworks to the professionals and to attend displays if they are offered in the area during the upcoming holiday. Police also remind everyone to utilize common sense when using legal sparkling devices within the city, as they can also be dangerous if not properly handled. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

16 year old smashes national swimming record

first_imgA 16-year-old kweku Addo from the Tesano Sports Club made history on Sunday when he shattered Kofi Anku’s 50m freestyle national swimming record at the University of Ghana swimming pool.The previous record, 26.69 seconds, was set in 2012 at the same venue. After a breath taking performance in the 50m freestyle, the 16 year old swimming prodigy reduced the time to 25.09 seconds.“This means a lot to me, because just after two years of competitive swimming and hard work I have broken the record,” the softly spoken kweku Addo said.When asked about how he was able to achieve this feat, the teenager explained, “training has been intensive for the past few weeks and our manager (Kodwo Abbiw Jackson) really pushed us”.Abbiw kodwo Jackson, Tessano Dolphins Team Manager and coach, foresees a brighter future for the new sensation. “Kweku is the discovery of the year. I believe he will reduce the time and might be the first Ghanaian to make it to the Olympics (swimming) and possibly the second round”.The Loya Open Championship was sponsored by Promasidor Ghana in collaboration with the Swimming Association of Ghana, to spot and groom talent for the national swimming squad. According to the General Secretary of the Ghana swimming Association, Williams Kyei, Kweku Addo and Ophelia Swayne have made the required time to participate in the 4th FINA World Junior championship in Dubai, from 26th August to 31st August, 2013.“However, Abeiku Gyekye Jackson, 12, and Zenobia Addo, the younger sister of Kweku Addo, are within range of qualification to Dubai; don’t count them out yet,” said William kyei.Participants in the competition were drawn from Lincoln community school, Tessano Sports club, Association International School and the French school.Lincoln community school had the most number of entries in the competition, which included mostly foreigners. The main competition was between Tessano Dolphins and Lincoln community school as both teams gave good account of themselves in the pool, by winning the medals on offer.Lincoln dominated the medal haul, Tessano Dolphins decided to enter a lower number of swimmers in the competition and rested some of their key swimmers ahead of their trip (in two weeks ) to Germany, Arnsberg ,where they will be knocking horns with other swimming clubs from around the world in the 45th International Shswimfest competition. During the competition, teams supported their swimmers by roaring them on to victory amidst local ‘Jama’ music provided by NASAD (National Sports for All, Developers and Agency) Supporters union of Ghana.Click here for the detailed resultslast_img read more