California Seniors to Get Property Tax Relief Under Asm. Holden’s Bill Approved Today in the State Legislature (AB 1378)

first_img Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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 Top of the News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Make a comment More Cool Stuffcenter_img Government California Seniors to Get Property Tax Relief Under Asm. Holden’s Bill Approved Today in the State Legislature (AB 1378) Published on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 | 1:51 pm Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Assembly Majority Leader Chris Holden’s bill to provide property tax relief for California seniors was approved today in the state Senate on a vote of 36 to 0. It now goes to the Governor’s desk for signature.AB 1378 would allow those over age 55 or the disabled to transfer the base value of their property to a new residence as long as the new house cost less than the old residence’s sale price.“California seniors are more likely to move multiple times in their retirement years, back to walkable urban cores or to be closer to their own kids. Regardless of why seniors move, AB 1378 ensures that high property tax bills will not endanger the retirement savings of Californians,” explained Assemblymember Holden. “This simple measure will help California seniors on a fixed income, handle the growing cost of housing and do so at a minimal cost to the state.”Assembly Bill 1378 allows each person in a marriage or domestic partnership to claim a base-value transfer of their own. All this measure does is treat every Californian the same, regardless of marital status.The measure has wide bi-partisan support and the backing of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeauty 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.last_img read more

Your Top 10 Fave Performances from Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show

first_img“Don’t Dream It” “Touch A Touch A Touch A Touch Me” Ooooh, Rocky! Fox’s highly anticipated Rocky Horror Picture Show aired on October 20, and between all the red lips, fishnets and insa-a-a-a-ane sets, we wanted to ask the fans which performances they loved the most. The starry cast included Laverne Cox, Annaleigh Ashford, Ben Vereen, Reeve Carney, Tim Curry, Staz Nair, Ryan McCartan and Victoria Justice. Did the 40-year anniversary re-vamp do the original cult classic justice? The classic songs seem to stick out in the fans’ top 10 below! Take a look! “Dammit, Janet” “I Can Make You a Man” Photo: Steve Wilkie/FOX “Over at the Frankenstein Place” “Rose Tint My World” “Sweet Transvestite” “The Time Warp” “Hot Patootie” “Science Fiction/Double Feature” View Comments Star Files Ryan McCartanlast_img read more

Eight Bulls head-coaching candidates to replace Fred Hoiberg, lead rebuild

first_imgIme UdokaUdoka also comes with a Popovich-related resume, but as a seven-year NBA veteran, his voice carries a different weight in the locker room. He was a strong candidate for multiple jobs last summer, and among assistants around the league, is considered ready to ascend.Jay LarranagaIn the annals of assistant coaches looking for head-coaching gigs, Larranaga is building up quite a list of jobs for which he has been a bridesmaid. But he has a strong coaching background (his father is 47-year college coaching veteran Jim Larranaga), and he deserves considerable credit for the development of the Celtics over the last six years, dating back to even before Brad Stevens became head coach.Chris CollinsIt’s a longshot, for sure, but Collins has turned around the Northwestern basketball program just a few miles north in Evanston, and NBA execs have their eye on him as a potential future NBA coach. His father, Doug Collins, was the Bulls coach from 1986-89. The Fred Hoiberg era ended rather abruptly Monday morning.After an ugly 5-19 start to the season, the Bulls decided to fire Hoiberg, who was in the fourth season of a five-year contract. It’s hard to blame Hoiberg for the failures of this current group, especially when considering early injuries to Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn and Bobby Portis, but Bulls executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson says he was disappointed by more than just Chicago’s record. MORE: Bulls’ front office set Hoiberg up for failurePaxson addressing reporters: “We acknowledge Fred had to deal with a lot of difficult circumstances while he was here.” Paxson said the decision was not based on the Bulls’ record. He said that the Bulls have been “lacking an energy and a spirit.”— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) December 3, 2018Who will now lead a Bulls team in the early stages of a rebuild? Here are a few possible candidates…Jim Boylen (new Bulls head coach)Boylen is a well-respected assistant coach who has been an NBA head-coaching candidate and coached at Utah. He’ll get the first crack at keeping the job, and with the Bulls getting healthy bodies back, he’s got a good shot at keeping it.John Paxson said Jim Boylen will be given every chance to be head coach next season and possibly beyond.— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) December 3, 2018Adrian GriffinFew former players are as well-respected as Griffin, who has spent 10 years as an assistant coach and is currently with the Raptors. He played for Chicago in two separate stints and was a Bulls assistant for five years. Griffin has been patient in waiting for his chance to land a head-coaching job.Monty WilliamsWilliams is eager for a return to the head-coaching ranks, and his experience — including two playoff appearances as head coach of New Orleans from 2010-15 — makes him a quality candidate. It does not hurt that Williams has a previous relationship with Chicago native and Pelicans star Anthony Davis, who can become a free agent in 2020.Mo CheeksAnother veteran coach and Chicagoan. Cheeks was inducted into the Hall of Fame this summer, and he has had head-coaching stints with the Sixers, Trail Blazers and Pistons. He has been a solid assistant coach for the Thunder for four seasons, and while he has not been clamoring to get back to a head-coaching role, doing so in Chicago would be appealing to him.Ettore MessinaMessina has the Gregg Popovich pedigree, but there’s a reason NBA teams have yet to give him a chance as the head coach. Some feel he is too rough and rigid on players and that his style might not translate well. Given that the knock on Hoiberg was that he was too soft on players, maybe that’s not a bad thing.last_img read more

New order allows officials to cut off power and water to properties with large gatherings

first_imgA new order in Los Angeles will soon allow authorities to shut off the power and the water to both homes and businesses who host large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.According to the report, starting Friday If the Los Angeles Police Department responds to or confirms that a large gathering is taking place at a property, they will give notice and then contact the city’s Department of Water and Power to shut off service to the property within the next two days.Mayor Eric Garcetti says they are not worried about the small get togethers but rather the larger “super-spreader events.”” This enforcement is not focused on small ordinary gatherings in people’s homes. These are focused on people determined to break the rules, posing significant public dangers and a threat to all of us,” Garcetti.Los Angeles has seen a rise in house parties with over 100 guest due to the pandemic.The order aims to deter future parties and target repeat offenders.California currently leads the country in the number of coronavirus cases with 530,000. Over 9,800 people have died from the virus in the area.last_img read more

Two River Tastes: Fresh Year, Fresh Bites!

first_imgIn this New Year, we reflect back on how grateful we are to have grown up with Sickles Market aka the original health food store in our backyard. With access to fresh fruit and veggies and seasonal eating all year round, we always appreciate the good things that come from the ground up. After enjoying every sweet treat and holiday cocktail in town in our previous columns, we decided on a mix of appetizing and healthy choices to kick off the New Year. Never a fan of resolutions, but more lifestyle improvements, we were pleasantly surprised to find a number of places that prepare better-for-you meals. From vegan entrées to meal replacement drinks we tried it all, and most of it was scrumptious. With that, let’s begin and end with a healthy choice.The Honey Crunch Super Smoothie and Sweet Beets Juice arejust a few of the refreshing options offered at Freshicas.Freshicas Juice BarJanuary is the perfect time to try new things and to expand your tasting territory. If you haven’t been to Freshicas Juice Bar yet, then we must ask you: where have you been? Freshicas is modern, refreshing and filled with endless options, including smoothies, protein shakes, acai bowls and cold press juices. There were so many options we were almost overwhelmed.After trying a little bit of everything, here are a few of our favorites: The Sweet Beets Juice ($7.50) actually made us feel upbeat. With a lovely ruby red color that only beets can create, this juice is made with beets, pineapple, apple, carrot, lime and zingy ginger. Next up was a super smoothie because we never back down from a flavor challenge, it was super indeed! The Honey Crunch Super Smoothie ($7.50) was our absolute favorite! Oh, honey, you gotta try this! Made with honey, hemp granola, bananas and almond milk, it was blended perfectly and extremely flavorful. Better than any breakfast we’ve had in a long time and our Dad’s scrambled eggs are pretty epic. Honorable mentions include the So Fresh Juice ($8.50) and Cherry Chocolate Chip Protein Shake ($7.50). Freshicas Juice Bar205 W Front St., Red Bank, NJ. 732-939-8919Kitch OrganicKitch OrganicQuick! Get out of your Kitchen and head over to Kitch Organic ASAP. This fantastic spot on the west side of Red Bank has all the Two River towners raving. Kitch Organic will help those “hangry” pangs for a healthy and sumptuous lunch. The K.O Signature Salad ($12) is filling for one and perfect for two to share. It’s filled with kale, avocado, toasted pepitas and cranberries, sprinkled with lemon pepper and lemon juice. It was bright and light, and we will definitely be ordering it again. The West Side Turkey Burger ($13.50) was generous in size, a well-seasoned burger served with tricolored peppers, shredded zucchini, lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado smash and a dollop of chipotle aioli. All that yumminess is served between two fresh pieces of warm focaccia bread. It’s no surprise that this dish has become a favorite of ours. The Avocado Toast ($10) is on their house-made seeded bread, accompanied with a generous slathering of avocado spread, sprinkled with red pepper flakes and made complete with a side salad. This is a trendy dish with lasting power, and Kitch Organic does it very well. Sweet, salty and savory, we definitely made all the right choices. Kitch Organic75 Leighton Ave., Red Bank, NJ. 732-741-5400Seed to SproutSeed to SproutSeed to Sprout has been on our radar for a while. Off of River Road this unsuspecting spot is loaded with vegan eats that are delicious even for non-vegan diets. We ventured to their Fair Haven location for Saturday brunch. First we ordered The Hot Shot ($2/single) to get our motors running. With a bold and tart mix of ingredients that include cayenne, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, and flax oil, it’s a definite “shock” at first sip. This mini-potion awakens the mind, body and spirit.Next up was the Dandy Blend Latte ($5) with agave and house-made coconut creamer. This hot drink is not to be overlooked. Dandy blend is a herbal coffee substitute (no caffeine) made with extracts of roasted barley, rye, chicory root, dandelion root, and sugar beet. Whoa END is all we could say! Warm, rich, and bold in flavor, we didn’t realize these ingredients would equal the healthy latte of our dreams. Skip your mocha lattes and Frappuccinos and get yourself a Dandy Blend Latte today.Our stomachs were now primed for brunch, so we ordered a short stack of Banana Bacon Pancakes, a Bacon Cheddar Melt, and their seasonal Scone. The pancakes ($12) were made with sliced bananas, chocolate chips and coconut bacon. Fluffy and airy, the rich banana taste was not overpowering and the coconut bacon satisfied our taste for bacon – almost. The sweetness of the chocolate chips pulled it all together. We cautiously took a bite of the Bacon Cheddar Melt ($12), with seared marinated tempeh, caramelized onions, coconut bacon and cashew cheese, served on millet and flax bread, with a side of marinated kale. It was a very lovely surprise, and a healthy spin on a typical bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich. The flaky and light Cinnamon Date Scone ($4) was delicately paired with their creamy coconut butter. It was the perfect ending to our brunch. Seed to Sprout, 560A River Road, Fair Haven, NJ. 732-268-7533Ocean CafeWe must ask readers a second time, if you haven’t been to Ocean Café: where have you been? This cafe is filled with healthy options for lunch and dinner. We decided on the Chicken Lettuce Wraps ($7.95) and Red Lentil Soup ($3.50). The Chicken Lettuce Wraps are made with minced chicken, shallots, peanut sauce and extra peanuts! These tasty wraps are packed with protein and the essential nutrients to get you through the day. The Red Lentil Soup is lovingly made with olive oil, onions, garlic, vegetable stock, red lentils, and butter. This soup is addictive and we’ve been back to Ocean Cafe twice just for this decadently rich, healthy and hearty soup. Ocean Cafe21 Monmouth St., Red Bank, NJ. 732-842-4222All in all, there are so many healthy and most importantly delicious food spots in our surrounding towns to choose from. We hope you are taking January by storm and adding new tastes to your palettes. Did we miss any local healthy restaurants or juice bars? Let us know at [email protected] and Sasha Sickles, members of the Sickles Market family, write about food, culinary trends and casual eateries in their monthly column “Two River Tastes.” You can reach them at [email protected] or follow their food journeys on Instagram @torikaylan and @sasha_ad.last_img read more

Buchy rink sweeps to Kootenay Men’s Zone Curling Crown

first_imgKimberley’s Tom Buchy won the Kootenay Men’s Curling Zone title in record time.Buchy, third Fred Thomson of Nelson, second Dave Toffolo and lead Darren Will, won three straight, the clincher a 7-2 win over Ken McHargue of the host club, to capture the Zone title Saturday at the Sparwood Curling Club.The Buchy rink now advances to the 2014 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship at the Vancouver Curling Club February 5-9, 2014. Buchy built up a 5-0 lead after five ends before McHargue scored two singles in the sixth and seventh ends.However, the Buchy rink scored two in the eighth with a raise takeout to secure the A-event crown and the top seed from the Kootenays.In B-C event, T.J. Perepolkin took the long route to the second qualifying berth defeating Rob Ferguson of Trail 8-6.Perepolkin from Vernon, with third Deane Horning, second Tyler Orme, lead Don Freschi and spare Kevin Nesbitt curled six games before advancing as the second qualifier.The sixth game was necessary after Ferguson scored a 6-5 win in the C-event semi final over Perepolkin.Perepolkin’s last stone went long allowing Ferguson to score one to force an extra game.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2015)–With speedy Rocket Heat showing the way through uncontested fractions of 21.99, 44.18 and 1:07.74, it appeared he was headed to a front-running victory in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Daytona Stakes, but Toowindytohaulrox collared him 40 yards from the finish and was up to win by a neck under Tiago Pereira, covering 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf in 1:14.26.Off at 21-1, Toowindytohaulrox, a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred colt by Harlan’s Holiday, paid $44.60, $19.20 and $9.40. Owned by Queen Bee Racing, LLC, he was most recently third, beaten 2 ½ lengths, in the Grade II, 1 1/16 miles turf Seabiscuit Handicap at Del Mar Nov. 27.“This horse is great down the hill,” said Pereira. “Having him in an outside post is best for him. When he is outside of horses, he’s at his best. When he’s on the inside, not always. He was free today and he made a big run.”Toowindytohaulrox, who notched his second win from six starts down Santa Anita’s unique hillside layout, improved his overall record to 19-4-3-6. With the winner’s share of $60,000, he improved his earnings to $310,392.“I wanted them to stay outside, ‘Toowindy’ especially,” said D’Amato, who also saddled runner-up Coastline. “Anytime he’s got to split horses, he just doesn’t like it as much. He likes to be running freely and Tiago bided his time back there, got him widest of all and came with a big run.”Drawn on the extreme outside in post 14, fellow come-from-behinder Coastline, who was ridden by Tyler Baze, was up for the place, finishing another neck in front of Rocket Heat. Off at 52-1, Coastline paid $46.60 and $20.80.Off at 41-1, Rocket Heat, who was ridden by Edwin Maldonado, prevailed by a head over The Great War and paid $16.20 to show.With the 1-2-3 finishers off at odds of 21-1, 52-1 and 41-1, the trifecta paid $10,851.40. Fourth place finisher The Great War, off at 8-1, helped contribute to a superfecta payoff of $24,476.39.The first of four graded stakes on a blockbuster Opening Day Card, the Daytona was run as the fourth on a nine-race program.last_img read more