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Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Your email address will not be published.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Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Make a comment Community Newscenter_img 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box.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

European funding required to aid Abbeyfeale residents

first_imgAbbeyfeale water supply gets the all clear Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Clubs in Munster Junior Cup action live up to expectations At the Abbeyfeale town park were Celine McNally, Cllr Seamus Browne, Liadh Ni Riada MEP, and James Hartnett.THE Government has been urged to make more use of European funds available for flood relief programmes, which could benefit communities like Abbeyfeale in County Limerick where erosion is posing danger to homes and public facilities.Ireland South MEP, Liadh Ní Riada, made the call during her recent visit to the West Limerick town where she saw firsthand the damage caused by the River Feale. The Ireland South MEP deemed it “deeply frustrating that both local and national government always seems to be on the back-foot when it comes to issues like flooding and erosion”.“We are all aware of these issues, aware of where they are likely to happen, aware that they are, at certain times of year, a regular occurrence and yet there seems to be no plan of action. They always appear to be reacting to events rather than putting the structures in place to prevent them,” Miss Ní Riada commented.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Both the OPW and Limerick City and County Council are well aware of the issues along the River Feale. My colleague Cllr Séamus Browne has been very vocal on the issue and yet they do not seem to have the foresight to act now rather than having to spend much more later on in response to an event.“Similarly, there are huge amounts of money available in Europe for projects such as flood relief and yet the government is either unaware of them or unwilling to apply for them and draw them down,” she claimed.Cllr Séamus Browne told the Limerick Post this week that river erosion in Abbeyfeale is a real issue for the community.“The response to date from the State agencies including the OPW has been less than helpful. No State agencies are willing to take responsibility for the issue and this is a completely unacceptable position. The River Feale is changing course and this is going to cause more erosion over time,” he warned.Director of Abbeyfeale Town Park, James Hartnett, pointed out that while erosion along river banks is a national problem caused by climate change and global warming, some areas are in more urgent need of intervention than others.“EU projects generally take a long time to establish and our fear is that we may lose much more to erosion while we are waiting,” he concluded.by Alan [email protected] Twitter Print WhatsApp Abbeyfeale company getting back to work €1.5 million boost for five County Limerick towns from Rural Regeneration and Development Fund center_img TAGSAbbeyfealeAbbeyfeale Town ParkCllr Seamus BrowneJames HartnettLiadh Ni RiadaLimerick City and County Councilriver erosionSinn Fein Homelessness is a real worry in Abbeyfeale Linkedin Email Facebook Previous articleLittle Hours play shows over the weekendNext articleMotorcyclists urged to “Bike Safe” over the summer months Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Abbeyfeale’s Munster Football success can inspire any team NewsLocal NewsEuropean funding required to aid Abbeyfeale residentsBy Alan Jacques – April 19, 2018 1897 last_img read more