L.A. Metro Board Directors File Motion to Revise Agency’s Policing Policies

first_imgCommunity News L.A. Metro Board Directors File Motion to Revise Agency’s Policing Policies Gold Line could see new emergency-response model CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Thursday, June 18, 2020 | 3:29 pm 26 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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 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Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe 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. Herbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeauty Business Newscenter_img Top of the News Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Members of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board of directors filed a motion Thursday for the agency to have alternative officials respond to incidents rather than armed law enforcement.The motion, co-sponsored by Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin and county supervisors Janice Hahn and Hilda Solis, urged Metro to develop policies for different responses to nonviolent crimes and other offenses.“Around the country and all over Los Angeles, people are re-imagining how to provide public safety,” Bonin said. “Metro needs to be at the forefront of that and make changes that assure that all of its passengers feel safe. That starts by acknowledging that we cannot rely on an armed police presence for every issue and we need smarter, more effective solutions.”Potential alternatives would include a transit ambassador program that provides staffed presence at Metro facilities and on Metro vehicles as well as social workers, mediators or mental health professionals.Bonin said jurisdictions around the country are considering similar approaches to public safety. Earlier this week, several of Bonin’s colleagues on the Los Angeles City Council called for a new emergency-response model that would have trained specialists, rather than police officers, respond to many types of calls, including those regarding homelessness, mental health and substance abuse issues.Bonin and council members also proposed creating a Los Angeles Office of Violence Prevention.The motion directs Metro to develop the new policies and approaches in consultation with passengers and community members representative of the agency’s ridership.The councilman said it is “crucial” for Metro to make changes, given a history of complaints of racial bias in policy, particularly from younger Black people and Latinos.“For years, Metro has heard that its system of policing was making huge segments of its passengers feel less safe and feel threatened,” he said. “This is our moment to change that.”Bonin is also submitting motions, co-sponsored by Solis, in response to Metro’s decision to suspend passenger service on May 30, stranding many passengers in the middle of a curfew and a separate decision the same day to allow Metro buses to be used to transport detainees who had been arrested for curfew violations or failure to disperse during the protests.The motions call for new rules to prohibit the use of Metro vehicles for detainee transport and new protocols regarding suspensions of service.All three motions are expected to be considered by the full Metro Board of Directors at the board’s June 25 meeting. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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STAFF : Syracuse women’s lacrosse takes down No. 5 Florida in overtime

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse defeated Florida 12-11 in overtime on Saturday in Gainesville, bouncing back from Wednesday’s loss to No. 1 Northwestern.Katie Webster bounced a shot from the eight-meter arc past Gators goaltender Mikey Meagher 45 seconds into the second overtime period, leading the No. 11 Orange (2-2) to victory over No. 5 Florida (4-2). The win marked SU’s first over a top-five opponent in six years.Syracuse opened the game strong, taking a 6-4 lead into halftime. And 1:33 into the second half, Webster extended SU’s advantage to three goals.After 3-0 runs from each side left SU with a 10-7 lead, UF mimicked a feat the Orange accomplished three days ago against the Wildcats — scoring three unanswered goals in the closing minutes of regulation to force overtime. Florida attack Kitty Cullen culminated the comeback with 57 seconds in regulation, beating sophomore goaltender Alyssa Costantino and tying the score at 10-10.SU senior midfielder Sarah Holden swung the momentum back in the Orange’s favor, tallying her team-high third goal of the game on a shorthanded score 2:12 into extra time. But Florida’s Brittany Dashiell re-tied the game with a minute and a half left in the first overtime, forcing a second period.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWebster scored 55 seconds into that period and the Orange held on for the victory.—Compiled by Stephen Bailey, asst. copy editor, [email protected]  Published on March 3, 2012 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Commentslast_img read more

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Heisler: Our NBA favorites are hoping for a happier New Year

first_imgJames – Who me?Davis – Who, me?Rich Paul, agent for James and Davis – Who, us?Silver – We see that Anthony bought a house there last July. Does that mean he has made up his mind about re-signing with the Lakers?Davis – Absolutely not. That $7.5 million, 16,000-square-foot mansion I bought in Westlake Village with a guest house, home theater, infinity pool, outdoor kitchen and indoor basketball court is just somewhere to do my laundry.Clippers star Kawhi Leonard – Hey, not everyone from around here wants to play for the Lakers. The Clippers were a better fit since they only expect me to play occasionally.Silver – I need to ask you about that. When you sat out our national TV game with a knee injury, what was wrong with it?Clippers coach Doc Rivers – Nothing. That was just load management.Silver – Ka-ching! That’ll be $50,000! We accept credit cards, personal checks or cash.Steve Ballmer – That’s tip money. I’m the guy with the $50 billion fortune who paid $2 billion for the Clippers … and made it up in my Microsoft stock in two years.Jeanie Buss – That’s good because you’ll need it after you move to Inglewood in 2024 and everyone forgets you’re in town.Ballmer – You mean the way everyone forgot you were here the last decade?Paul George, Clippers star – What’s so special about the Lakers? I’m from around here and I turned them down, too.James – We know. We got A.D., instead, so we’re cool with it.Clippers consultant Jerry West – Who says this isn’t fun? I was enjoying having Magic around so we could turn them upside down and shake them like a piggy bank, like when they gave us Ivica Zubac for Mike Muscala, whom they then cut.Silver – A commish’s work is never done. I have a bunch of complaints about tanking, including some teams you’d never have expected.Warriors players Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green – Who, us?Silver – Bingo!Grizzlies, Knicks, Hawks, Pelicans, Cavaliers and Wizards (all together) – Who us?Silver – Not to worry. Everyone knows you lames don’t have a choice.Nets guard Kyrie Irving – I know I’ve only played 11 games after running out on LeBron in Cleveland and wrecking two seasons in Boston. … Wait ’til next year, again.Knicks owner James Dolan – My dad told me there would be days like this when he gave me Madison Square Garden. So what if the Nets got Kyrie and Kevin Durant, who wouldn’t even sit down with us? This is still the Mecca of basketball. We have “the world’s most famous arena.” What more can our fans ask?Knicks fans (all together) – SELL THE TEAM!Dolan – Oh, and I probably shouldn’t have poured $140 million into the Forum before Inglewood officials partnered with Ballmer on a new arena to be built solely with private funds that would spur employment and affordable housing. … Unfortunately, I admitted in a deposition that I didn’t read my contract with the city and it doesn’t say what I keep claiming that it does. … And, oh, right, it’s true that I got so desperate, I asked Jeanie to move the Lakers back to the Forum for some of our Knicks-style retro chic.Phil Jackson, former Knicks president – Lie down with idiots, wake up with $30 million in severance pay.Silver – At least, people have stopped asking me about China. The Chinese actually asked me to fire Houston GM Daryl Morey for tweeting support for protestors, but I think he learned his lesson.Morey and the rest of NBA staffers and players (all together) – China? Never heard of it. Magic – I still can’t forgive Rob for stabbing me in the back. … Sorry, I’ve got to go. I’ve got ESPN, Yahoo, Fox Sports, ABC, NBC, CBS, HBO, The Disney Channel and Ken Burns on the line, asking me to tell them about it again.Former New Orleans Pelicans GM Dell Demps – What are you complaining about? One minute Anthony Davis is talking about all the stuff that we can do together. The next, he’s a Laker and I’m unemployed.Lakers forward LeBron James – Yeah, I heard about that.Demps – I know you did, up close and personal the way I heard it.Silver – We’ve had a lot of complaints about tampering. Were you guys discussing joining up on the Lakers with A.D. under contract to the Pelicans? Happy New Year from the usual suspects, who have mostly learned their lessons.NBA commissioner Adam Silver – What a season! James Harden averaging the most points since Wilt Chamberlain! Everyone learning to spell “Giannis Antetokounmpo!” The Lakers and Clippers as marquee rivals!Former Lakers president Magic Johnson – Not everyone had such a bang-up time. I’ll never take another front office job. They’re no fun.Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, GM Rob Pelinka and the rest of the front office (all together) – You promise?center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser kicks off April 6 at Meadow Lanes

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow – The annual fundraising event to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sumner County, kicks off at Meadow Lanes at 2111 N. A Wellington on April 6 with sessions at 10 to 12 a.m., 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and  3 to 5 p.m.; and April 7 from 1 to 3 p.m.Bowl For Kids’ Sake is the largest source of funds for the non-profit organization which serves local children who are facing adversity.  The dollars raised will help provide mentors for those children in need. Community members are asked to gather a team of friends, family, co-workers or church members to raise pledges for the cause and then come to bowling to celebrate their efforts.Children with mentors show improved school performance, positive attitudes about school and improved relationships with family and friends. For more information or to get involved in the event, go to www.kansasbowl.org or call 620-399-8030.“We are thrilled to be kicking off our fundraising season,” said Debi Clark, Area Program Director. “We provided mentors for 108 children in Sumner County last year and we are excited to be able to help even more local children this year with the dollars we will raise at this event.”In addition to raising money, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sumner County, will also be raising awareness of another campaign going on. REUNITE NOW is a nationwide campaign underway to locate and reunite former “Big Brothers” and “Big Sisters” with their “Littles.” Kansas is part of a friendly nationwide competition to reunite the most matches before the end of March. People interested in learning more about the campaign can visit www.reunitenow.org.Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity, often those of single or low-income households or families where a parent is incarcerated or serving in the military, with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.  This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 100-year history.  Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters is in over 90 counties in the state and serves nearly 6,000 Kansas children, volunteers and families each year. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Joan Loughmiller · 385 weeks ago Bowling teams of 5-6 people are needed,it’s easy and fun and for a really good cause, all money stays in Sumner county. Report Reply 0 replies · active 385 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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Your opinion counts ?

first_imgOr slash the new 23percent pay increase for city workers, or rescind the fourth major pay increase for city leaders in two years. Or end sweetheart deals for contractors and giveaways to developers. Thus, rather than gauging what the public thinks, this poll really only tells us what we already knew city leaders think: Your priorities are expendable, but theirs are sacred.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsEconomic development, energy and environment, emergency preparedness, homeland security, housing, infrastructure, public safety, recreational services, transportation or youth programs? Notice what’s missing from that list? Never are you asked whether you would be willing to slash the enormous office staffs of the city’s elected officials. Or take away their cars. Or bring workplace discipline and get full value from the bureaucracy. unless you’re an L.A. resident who wants to cut back on waste. Attention, Los Angeles residents: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wants your opinion about what to do about the city’s impending budget fiasco – sort of. If you go to the mayor’s Web site (lacity.org/mayor), you can take a poll about how the city should balance its books. The poll asks if you think L.A. should increase or cut funding for various popular services. And if you suggest increasing even one, it asks which of the following you intend to cut to pay for it: last_img read more

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Surrey beat Worcestershire to win County Championship after 16 years

first_imgSurrey beat Worcestershire by three wickets at New Road on Thursday to become the County champions for the 19th time.The victory also ended Surrey’s 16-year wait for the silverware having last won the championship in 2002.Half-centuries from England candidate Rory Burns and Mark Stoneman helped Surrey chase down a target of 272 against the division’s bottom side and secure a 19th Championship title.Resuming the fourth day at 70 without loss, Stoneman was bowled for 59 and Burns, who scored a century in the first innings, followed suit for [email protected] stars aplentyWho has been your Player of the Season from the County Championship champions? pic.twitter.com/SU3g7w1O52County Championship (@CountyChamp) September 13, 2018Ollie Pope and wicketkeeper-batsman Ben Foakes took the total past 200 before the experience of Morne Morkel and Rikki Clarke ensured they recorded a ninth consecutive Championship victory this [email protected] leads the chant!”Burnsy for England!” #ThursdayThoughts pic.twitter.com/fdCqqY0ARqCounty Championship (@CountyChamp) September 13, 2018Let three Surrey lads talk you through it… #CreatingNewHistory pic.twitter.com/LDfGGLBAN9Surrey Cricket (@surreycricket) September 13, 2018South Africa fast bowler Morkel has been an influential figure with the ball for Surrey and it was his five wickets for 24 that limited Worcestershire’s second innings score to 203 on the third day.The view from the balcony. #CreatingNewHistory pic.twitter.com/tAGs69kAjISurrey Cricket (@surreycricket) September 13, 2018Surrey, who have now won 10 and drawn two of their 12 matches, have an opportunity to complete an unbeaten season, with a trip to Somerset and a home match against Essex to come.advertisement(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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