Community News Olympus Towing in Pasadena Announces Two New Towing Services From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, August 18, 2016 | 2:46 pm 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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 Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Olympus Towing in Pasadena has announced two new towing services it is offering: accident removal service and car lockout service. Each of these new services is now offered permanently to drivers in Pasadena and surrounding cities in southern California.The two new services are offered as an addition to Olympus Towing’s other services that include traditional towing services, roadside assistance services, and emergency towing services.Each of these is a category or collection of services. For example, towing services includes motorcycle towing, light duty towing, heavy duty towing, local towing, long distance towing, wrecker services, etc. Roadside assistance includes things like gas delivery, flat tire fix, and dead battery jumpstart, while emergency services are for any kind of emergency towing need. Emergency services are offered 24/7, as are all services for those in need of assistance.Company Marketing Manager Jason Wellsely said, “We’re constantly evaluating current conditions to see whether we should offer them more. That’s what led to the development of our new accident removal and car lockout services.”Accident removal is a service that Olympus Towing will now offer to drivers who have been in a car accident. Whether the car is only slightly damaged, completely totaled, or somewhere in between, accident removal services can remove the car from the scene of the accident and take it where it needs to be–your home, to the shop, or to the junkyard if necessary.Car lockout service is now offered as an emergency or non-emergency service, depending on customer need. Emergencies can warrant a need for broken ignition key extraction, broken key repair, key replacement, emergency lock picking, or lock rekey for the whole vehicle. Non-emergencies include those services such as spare key make, key copy, maintenance for the lock or ignition or key, chip key programming, etc.Said Wellsely, “Olympus Towing is making more of an effort to reach those in emergency situations. You find yourself in an auto accident, you lose your keys, your keys break in the ignition, it doesn’t matter. We want to give you the help you need.”Olympus Towing operates 24 hours, http://olympustowing.com/. Business News Subscribe 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 Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
The Newburgh Museum’s newest exhibit, Picturing Newburgh’s Past, will be opening on July 17. This exhibit will feature portraits of some of our early residents along with their homes and businesses. Also on display will be a large collection of vintage cameras, tintypes, and photographic accessories. This window in time will give you a glimpse of Newburgh at the turn of the last century. MARSHA YOCKEYThe main exhibit at the museum is changed every few months. The current featured exhibit is about Marcia Yockey, a former Newburgh resident started her career at the National Weather Service shortly before the end of World War II and later became a fixture in the tr-state. This exhibit is a a must-see for weather buffs or for all of us who watched Marcia dispense her brand of weather reporting.The Newburgh Museum is located on State Street in Preservation Hall. Hours of operation are Friday and Saturday 11-3:00. Groups are always welcome and to an appointment call 812-853-5045.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail New Exhibit: Picturing Newburgh’s Past
Load remaining images Robert Randolph & The Family Band are currently touring on the heels of their 2017 release Got Soul (read the full album review here), embarking on the spring portion of their tour last night at The Roxy in Las Angeles, CA. If ever there was a time when we needed a jolt of uplifting, transcendent music, it is definitely now. Robert Randolph & The Family Band have mixed a joyous gospel sound with a rock aesthetic to deliver a strong set of fresh material, urging listeners to use their soul and be the change.At The Roxy, Raquel Rodriguez opened the night, then Robert Randolph was joined by special guests Craig Robinson (The Office, Hot Tub Time Machine) on vocals for “Use Me” and Theo Katzman (Vulfpeck) on guitar and vocals for “Have A Talk With God.” The band posted a live video clip of “Travelin Cheeba,” which you can view below, and a few Instagram clips: Photographer Brandon Weil was on site to capture the glory, which you can enjoy in the gallery below.
Staples Center, primarily privately financed and the first major project of what would become the Anschutz Entertainment Group, has not been a bust by any stretch of the imagination.Since it opened on Oct. 17, 1999, with the first of four Bruce Springsteen concerts, it has become the sports and entertainment heartbeat of the nation’s second-largest city. And it’s fair to say that the development it spawned – the L.A. Live complex across the street, which includes the Microsoft Theater, the Grammy Museum, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, a bowling alley, a multiplex, ESPN studios, etc. – has done its part in transforming the neighborhood from a ghost town of blighted buildings, parking lots and undeveloped land into a true destination.It might not quite be the L.A. equivalent of Times Square, as some of the early hyperbole suggested. But it has become the sort of civic gathering place that didn’t previously exist downtown, which is where a great city should have its communal space.Staples Center’s impact on sports and entertainment in this community is obvious, as the home of the Lakers, Clippers, Kings, Sparks, Grammy Awards and plenty of other attractions. There are 207 events this calendar year alone, including concerts by Elton John, Pink, Carrie Underwood, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Michael Bublé, the Backstreet Boys, etc.It would be quite appropriate – call it a 20th anniversary gift – if the building became the first in modern NBA history to host all seven games of a playoff series. It would be even more appropriate if it were a Lakers-Clippers Western Conference finals; that would assure the building of its eighth NBA Finals, to go with three NBA All-Star Games, two NHL All-Star Games, two Kings Stanley Cup celebrations and three WNBA Finals with the Sparks. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error (We will, incidentally, make no cracks about how Taylor Swift has one more banner in the building than the Clippers. We will say that even as the third tenant, the Clippers profited greatly from moving from the Sports Arena to Staples. Now, as they plan their own building in Inglewood, they have the best chance they’ve ever had to rectify that banner deficit.)But Staples Center and L.A. Live didn’t just transform a few blocks of that South Park neighborhood. Its effect was wider.Carol Schatz is now retired, the president emeritus of the Downtown Center Business Improvement District. In the days before Staples Center opened, I talked to her in her capacity as the leader of an organization of downtown merchants, and she made the point that the arena would turn a 9-to-5 downtown into “a 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. downtown.”She miscalculated slightly, she says now.“Literally, I’d say probably by 2015 or so it was a 24/7 downtown,” she said in a phone conversation Monday.“The way I know that for a fact: When my husband and I moved downtown, because we had a rehab going in our home in West L.A. and had to move out, I was absolutely blown away at how much energy there was on the streets well past 11 and midnight. I kind of just pinched myself as I walked around, (seeing) people with baby carriages and dogs and all that, which never, ever would have been seen when we began this effort.”Staples and L.A. Live, which opened late in 2007, was just one factor in rejuvenating downtown. Another, she said, was bringing people back to the area as residents, by creating an environment that made it enticing.“Instead of the tail wagging the dog,” she said, downtown “became the economic engine for the entire region, which is what a downtown in a big city should be doing.”It does have its imitators, too. The entertainment district that will surround SoFi Stadium when Stan Kroenke’s 298-acre project opens for Rams and Chargers home games in Inglewood next year in many ways takes its cue from what AEG has done downtown.Meanwhile, consider this: The latest big arena project, the new Chase Center in San Francisco, cost $1.4 billion. Staples Center was built for an estimated $375 million – around $574 million in 2019 dollars – although the ultimate price tag for L.A. Live came to around $2.5 billion.Their effect on downtown L.A.? I’d say it was worth the [email protected]@Jim_Alexander on TwitterStaples Center has hosted some of the biggest events in sports and entertainment since it first opened in the fall of 1999 and has helped revitalize much of the surrounding downtown community. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) Who knew, or could even guess, just what the impact could be when Phil Anschutz and Ed Roski first talked about building a new arena in downtown L.A.The negotiating, between the owners of the Kings and the Los Angeles City Council over what was planned, who was paying for it and what the city’s liability would be, began in earnest early in 1997. There were naysayers. Some wondered if losing the North Hall of the Convention Center, where the arena would be built, was a deal-breaker. Others worried about the city being on the hook for the bonds to begin development of the adjacent property.During one of those city council meetings, according to a Daily News story from May of 1997, one council member voiced this concern: “What happens if this is a bust? We’ll end up with a vacant building.”We will not name that council member. No sense dunking on ’em more than two decades later.
Standing in Mane’s way is the continent’s best goalkeeper, Denis Onyango. Senegalese Mane and Ugandan Onyango were included in the 2018 African team of the year chosen by a Confederation of African Football (CAF) panel.They are also Champions League winners — Mane with Liverpool in Europe last season and Onyango with South African club Mamelodi Sundowns in Africa three years ago.Veteran Onyango has conceded three goals in three matches with another Liverpool star, Egyptian Mohamed Salah, among those who have scored against him.He however leads a team still rocking from a strike over bonuses. Onyango told the pre-match conference he is ready for the tie, but the toll of a full day in which the team was diverted in negotiations with soccer governing body FUFA over bonuses could show in this game. The stalemate was only resolved when FUFA offered a $6000 per player bonus for making it to the group of 16.Uganda last reached the knockout stage of AFCON 41 years ago, at Ghana 1978.“Uganda Cranes is not afraid of anyone. We shall enjoy the moment and take on Senegal. The most important thing is the game ahead of us. What happened before, we call it past. We have re-opened the engine once again,” Onyango said.Senegal may top the African rankings, 58 places above Uganda, but coach Aliou Cisse has warned his star-stacked side against over-confidence.“No one should take Uganda for granted and eliminating them will not be easy,” warned Cisse, one of the stars of the Teranga Lions team that reached the 2002 World Cup quarter-finals.Mane echoed his coach, saying: “We saw the kind of football they played against Egypt. They are a good side and we will need to be at our best to beat them.”Uganda had Egypt on the rack for more than half an hour before Salah scored and were equally impressive in the second half without being able to convert chances into goals.“We have reached the second round, which was the minimum target set for us by the national federation, and anything can happen in knockout matches,” said coach Sebastien Desabre. Uganda’s goalkeeper Denis Onyango in action. It is turning out into a tussle between Mane who scored, and missed a penalty, and Onyango.FT: Uganda 0 Senegal 1 Uganda: Denis Onyango, Murushid Juuko, Hassan Wasswa, Bevis Mugabi, Godfrey Walusimbi, Khalid Aucho, Mike Azira, Abdu Lumala, Emmanuel Okwi, Farouk Miya & Patrick Kaddu Senegal: Amigo Alfred Gomis (GK), Youssouf Sabaly, Kalidou Koulibaly, Sadio Mane, Idrissa Gueye, Cheikhou Kouyate (C), Papa Ndiaye, Henri Saivet, Ismaila Sarr, Lamine Gassama & Mbaye Niang.Cairo, Egypt | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | All eyes will be on star forward Sadio Mane as Uganda takes on Senegal Friday in an Africa Cup of Nations last-16 match in Cairo.Mane has scored twice and missed a penalty for Senegal in two group matches after being suspended for the opening match.“I am even ready to trade my Champions League success to win the Africa Cup of Nations,” he told France Football magazine in a pre-tournament interview. Share on: WhatsApp
Officials in California say inmates at one jail found a way to infect themselves with the Coronavirus in an attempt to receive early release.Staff at the North County Correctional Facility say they became concerned when within two weeks, 30 inmates suddenly became ill with COVID-19 despite the facility’s special measures to prevent a potential outbreak.While many other facilities reported several cases of the virus, the North County Correctional Facility says their methods have kept the facility free of the virus up until mid – April.Authorities say they reviewed surveillance video of interactions between the inmates to make sure that they were all wearing their masks and practicing distance measures within general population times.That’s when they discovered the scheme two groups of inmates put together in attempt to get early release.Officials says several inmates were seen drinking from the same cup, while another group passed around a mask in attempt to transfer the virus to themselves. 21 inmates became sick from the water cup incident and 9 inmates became sick from the mask incident.Authorities say none of the inmates have admitted to the scheme, however, they believe that the inmates thought that if they became ill with the virus, they would be released.While 30 inmates have tested positive for the virus, most of the inmates had little to no symptoms and no fatalities were reported according to staff members.Assistant Sheriff of Custody Operations Bruce Chase, says that they need to do a better job at educating both their deputies and the inmates about the dangers of their actions:“We’re responsible for their care,” Chase said. ” That includes protecting them from themselves.”