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Assembly Majority Leader Holden Honors Pasadena’s Joan Williams

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Government Assembly Majority Leader Holden Honors Pasadena’s Joan Williams 57 Years After She was Denied a Place in the Rose Parade Published on Monday, February 9, 2015 | 4:24 pm Community News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Assembly Majority Leader Chris Holden, Minority Leader Kristen Olsen, Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Joan Williams – AD 41 honoree, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, State Senator Isadore Hall. Photo courtesy CA State AssemblyAssemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) and the California Legislative Black Caucus today honored Pasadena resident Joan Williams at the State Capitol for her contributions to “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture”.Williams’ story came to light late last year when reporters wrote about her being denied the honor of riding in the 1958 Rose Parade because of her race. After she had been named Miss Crown City that year, city officials discovered she was African American and suddenly there was “no money” for a float. 57 years later, the city apologized and Tournament officials offered her a place in this year’s parade. Her story has now come full circle.“During this month when we celebrate Black History, we pay tribute to the extraordinary contributions of citizens such as Joan Williams whose actions and bravery improve the quality of life for all,” said Assemblymember Holden. “Nearly 60 years ago, Mrs. Williams faced the racial prejudice of the day with fortitude and grit and found the courage to go on. With her recognition at the State Capitol, we are saying let’s correct this injustice.”Mrs. Williams, a mother of 3 and grandmother to 4, didn’t let the incident in 1958 stop her. She had a 32-year career with Kaiser Permanente, serving in a variety of roles. Following retirement in 1994, Joan volunteered her time at Pasadena’s AIDS Service Center and also helped to organize a Saturday School for Pasadena children with the women’s group, The Links. She was married to former Tuskegee Airman Captain Robert Williams for 45 years. Top of the News Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img 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 EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Business News Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Storm system moves along Mid-Atlantic coast as 2nd storm impacts West

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A coastal storm system is moving along the Mid-Atlantic coastline this morning, bringing several weather hazards on all sides of the system from the Gulf Coast through New England.Strong storms from the Florida panhandle through parts of the Carolinas will fizzle out as we continue through Saturday morning with several tornado warnings issued for parts of central and northern Florida.Heavy rain and downpours are impacting states from the Midwest through portions of New England, bringing the threat for flooding, mainly in the Northeast.Alerts are in place across 10 states this morning from Delaware to Maine. Flooding will be a concern through the weekend especially along coastal areas and in New England areas where partially frozen ground will make it difficult for water to drain.Winter weather advisories are posted for portions of the Eastern Great Lakes as lake effect snow bands are expected to set up through the weekend with 6 or more inches of localized snow expected in some areas.Wind gusts topping 40 mph are expected through Saturday and into Sunday for coastal Cape Cod and The Islands.By Saturday evening, the center of the system moves into New England, with most of the heavy rain pushing offshore. We’ll see heavy rain continue into Upstate New York, east of the freezing line.Further west, an icy mix may occur along the freezing line with snow expected further west in an area stretching from Western Pennsylvania north through New York state.By Sunday morning, the storm moves offshore with lake effect snow bands setting up for the Eastern Great Lakes and portions of interior New England. Windy conditions develop through Saturday and into Sunday for much of the Northeast, with gusts between 25-35 mph expected.After the storm leaves the area Sunday evening, we are expecting rain totals of a few inches, with higher amounts along the New England coastline.For snow, 3-6 inches can be expected in typical lake effect zones, with some localized amounts topping 6 inches as we head through Sunday night.In the meantime, a second storm system is impacting the western states this morning with heavy mountain snow occurring in the Rockies and High Plains.Weather alerts are in effect this morning for 9 states across the Western U.S. This system will continue to bring heavy mountain snow across portions of the Rockies, especially in Colorado where 1-3 feet of snow is expected in high elevations through the weekend.There is also a high avalanche risk in effect for portions of the Colorado Rockies through the weekend.By Sunday afternoon, this system moves into the Central Plains, bringing the threat for snow and ice on the northern side of the system, and rain/storms developing on the eastern side of the system.By Monday morning, a long line of heavy rain and stormy weather will set up from Arkansas through West Virginia. A bit further north, we’ll see some additional wintry weather impact southern Pennsylvanian and perhaps parts of New Jersey as the storm continues to track northeast through the beginning of the work week.Finally, a dangerous swell in the Pacific is impacting parts of the West Coast this morning with wave heights and breakers over 20 feet high expected through early Sunday morning. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Hughes aiming for successive wins

first_imgStoke boss Mark Hughes believes his side can virtually assure a top-10 finish by winning their next two matches. The Potters have successive home games, against Hull on Saturday and Everton on Wednesday, and if they can take all six points on offer Hughes believes they will end the season in the top half of the Barclays Premier League table. They head into the weekend four points clear of 11th-placed Newcastle, unlikely to trouble the European spots and clear of relegation strife. Press Association “It’s progressing well, there’s will on both sides to get it done,” he said. “It’s a club that’s still going places and we’v got a lot to achieve here. The next few years can be really exciting.” Stoke have Geoff Cameron back from a one-match suspension on Saturday. Ryan Shawcross (back) and Bojan (knee) remain out, while Jon Walters, Erik Pieters, Marc Wilson and Stephen Ireland should all feature again having returned from injury against Aston Villa. Hull may be looking to stretch their unbeaten run to four matches against Stoke, but manager Steve Bruce has warned his players they remain in a “horrible dogfight”. The Tigers took just three points from a possible 12 in January and their prospects were looking bleak after successive defeats to West Brom, West Ham and Newcastle. But a battling draw at Manchester City raised spirits and victories over fellow strugglers Aston Villa and QPR see Bruce’s boys head into Saturday’s match in 15th place. There is no sense of complacency, though, with Bruce well aware of how quickly the picture could change again between now and May. “The result against Manchester City gave everyone a lift at the right time and back-to-back wins against teams around us…how good that feels,” he said. “Two weeks ago we were in the bottom three and now we’re four points clear, but we’ve got to maintain it. “We’re not out of the woods yet. We’re in a horrible dogfight and there’s eight or nine teams in with us who are all feeling it. “If you can put another couple of results together at this particular stage of the season it will really help. “They’re all really big games – how often have we said that? – but within a week we’re nearly down to single figures in terms of games to play.” Should Hull emerge from their trip to the Potteries and Tuesday night’s home clash with Sunderland with two positive results, they would surely be a long way towards guaranteeing a third straight season in the top flight. Bruce is aiming for a regular seat at the top table and sees Stoke as a perfect example of what is possible. “It’s a really healthy club,” he said. “That’s something we aim to achieve here. Stoke and West Brom are two types of club we can take an example from. “They’re well run, they built their training grounds up and the infrastructure to go with it, and over the years they’ve steadily become established Premier League teams. “That’s something we can aspire to. The longer we’re here, the better the squad becomes and the better facilities become.” The only sour note for Bruce this week has been the continued absence of midfielder Mohamed Diame. The Senegal midfielder was a revelation in the weeks following his summer switch from West Ham, scoring four times in his first five matches, but he has not been seen since a knee injury on December 3. A new setback last week scuppered his planned return and he is not yet back in training. But Hughes insists there is still a tangible goal to play for. “I think we can do that (guarantee a top-10 place) with two wins, certainly that will make the gap really difficult to overcome for the teams below,” Hughes told Stoke City Player. “That can help us because we want to get as high as we can. It’s our priority, something we’ve talked about since the start of the season and it’s still very much on for us if we win the games we know we’re capable of.” Hull have taken seven points from their last three games to catapult them out of the bottom three, but Hughes does not expect his men to be outdone in terms of self-belief when the teams meet. “There’s been a couple of good results for Hull, but they needed them…they were on a terrible run in fairness,” he added. “They’ve been able to pick up points from the teams around them, which is important in their situation and winning breeds confidence so they’ll be better mentally than they were three or four weeks ago. “But we’re in good nick ourselves and they won’t be looking forward to coming here and matching themselves up against us.” Hughes also confirmed that negotiations over a contract extension were heading in the right direction. last_img read more