Man Found Dead in Car with Gunshot Wound

first_imgPublic Safety Man Found Dead in Car with Gunshot Wound Published on Thursday, March 31, 2016 | 3:25 pm Your email address will not be published.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. A man was discovered dead with a gunshot wound in a parked car Thursday morning, after officers responded to a call that said the man was going to kill himself.The car was parked at a complex in the 800 block of Rosemead Blvd. in the unincorporated county area near Pasadena, according to the Pasadena Star-News. The report quoted Lt. Ronald Daily of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Temple City Station as saying the incident appears to be a suicide.Deputies received a call at around 7:20 a.m. from someone who said the man had left a note stating he was going to kill himself and would be in a car, Daily told the Star-News.Daily said the man has not been identified but was described as in his 50s who lived at the complex. Make a comment 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Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Library Remains Open With Strict Safety Measures in Place

first_imgStarting in May, the library will be open during the week until 9 p.m. and on the weekends until 5 p.m. By MADDY VITALEThe Ocean City Free Public Library has been a hub of activity, offering education, entertainment and company to its patrons year after year.While COVID-19 has changed how the library enlightens its visitors, from shortened in-person hours to virtual sessions, it still will remain open to the public, explained library officials during a remote meeting of the OCFPL Board of Trustees on Monday.Unlike county libraries, including Cape May County libraries that recently closed again amid the pandemic, Karen Mahar, OCFPL director, said the library staff is doing well and all safety protocols have been in place and are working.She noted that the library will continue with the current, shortened hours of operation, however. They are Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and extended curbside hours Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Mahar said she felt it was a “wise choice” to keep with what seems to be working.“Avalon is shut down again. Maybe we are just lucky that we have not been impacted closely,” Mahar noted. “No staff members or board (Board of Trustees) members have had COVID. We have had some close contacts and our managers and staff have handled it well.”She explained that every morning, staff members fill out COVID-19 questionnaires.Since the library reopened after the initial COVID-19 state shutdown on public buildings in the spring, the library has installed features to strictly adhere to safety requirements, including Plexiglas dividers, hand-sanitizing stations and self-checkout stations.“We are not crazy busy — we are just steady,” Mahar said.The library offers patrons a self-checkout service with a touch screen device.Mahar outlined some statistics. More than 4,427 patrons visited the library and 287 used the computer center in November.“We have had no complaints or mask issues. People are taking out items and the curbside is working out well,” she said. “The staff is doing a really good job.”Board of Trustees President Jennifer Shirk told the board that she was pleased with how the staff has been handling the library operations during this time.“I am very proud of the library staff and everything they did this year,” Shirk said. “It has obviously been a very stressful year and a challenging year. And I think Karen and Leslie (Clark) have done their very best.”But after thanking the staff, including Clark, the assistant library director, for their hard work during a difficult time, Shirk said she had some sad news to share – Clark’s retirement.Clark retires at the end of the month.Shirk reminisced about meeting Clark 15 years ago, when she would take her daughter, Juliette, to the library. It was then that the two would become friends and Clark would recommend that Shirk, a best-selling author, apply for the board president position.Shirk said that she owed her gratitude to Clark for inspiring her to apply and thanked her for being such a wonderful librarian.“You are a remarkable librarian. You are tremendous for the children. You will not only be missed by coworkers and the board, but the entire library,” Shirk said. “Congratulations on your retirement and we wish you well.”Mahar told Clark that she was such an important part of the library.“Leslie, I am going to miss you,” Mahar noted. “We are lucky, Leslie, that we have had you so long.”On the OCFPL Facebook page there is an undated photo of Clark in a costume for story time with the children.Then there are a few words about what she means to the library family.“If you would like to join us in honoring all she has done for the library and our community during the past 41 years, you can email well wishes for her at [email protected], or drop them off at the library. Leslie will be deeply missed, but we wish her all the best as she begins her next chapter.”Leslie Clark in costume for story time. (OCFPL Facebook page)In honor of Clark’s retirement, Michael Allegretto, aide to Mayor Jay Gillian, presented via Zoom, a key to the city from the mayor.Allegretto said that Clark has been an integral part of the library and its success over the years, and that she will be missed.Then he said, “On behalf of the mayor, I want to thank you for your years of service to the town.”Clark thanked everyone for their well-wishes and said she would not be a stranger and would come by to visit everyone.Also on the agenda, Mahar announced that the state Library Bond Construction Act grant that could help fund the Ocean City library’s estimated $1.3 million renovation project was not approved.“The first round of the Library Bond Construction Act grant awardees came out and we were not on the list,” Mahar said.The city had already bonded for the project to renovate, update and expand the library’s second floor.The building is about 30 years old. Here is a link to the project’s rendering: https://ocnjdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/library-renovation-rendering-2.pdfThe project will be done with or without the grants. However, Mahar said they will still look to reapply for funds.She said she is awaiting details from the state on the second round of applications for the Library Bond Construction Act grant will begin.Then she plans to contact Vince Bekier, the city’s director of operations and engineering, and Rachel Ballezzi, also of the engineering department, to work on resubmitting the grant proposal to the state library.“The state library anticipates this to happen in early 2021,” Mahar added.For more information about the Ocean City Free Public Library, visit www.oceancitylibrary.orgRenovations to the second floor will include better lighting, an expansion of the “young adults” section and new furnishings.last_img read more

Who gets the last say?

first_imgWho gets the last say? Who gets the last say? Bill would reverse the order of closing arguments Assistant Editor and Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Having the last word in a criminal trial leaves such a lasting impression on the jury that some Republican legislators are ready to scrap a 151-year-old common law rule to give prosecutors a new edge.“What this is about is truly seeking truth and truly making decisions not based on gamesmanship,” said Rep. Carole Green, R-Ft. Myers, a radiation therapist who sponsored the bill.She successfully persuaded Republican members of the House Public Safety and Crime Prevention Committee to vote along party lines 11 to 6 to pass HB 1149 on March 11.At issue is Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure 3.250 that allows a defense attorney, who does not call witnesses or present evidence other than the defendant’s testimony, to have the first and last say in closing arguments, with the prosecutor sandwiched in the middle. Green’s proposal would allow the prosecutor to always have first and last say in closing argument.What Green called gamesmanship, Tallahassee criminal defense attorney Tim Jansen called trial strategy in zealously representing his clients and ensuring the state, with the power to take away a defendant’s liberty, carries its burden of proof.“Unlike Rep. Green, I have been there every day, and I see how trials are done,” Jansen testified. “I believe this is a bad bill. Its purposes are not genuine. Its effect would be very dangerous to the courts.”In an interview, after he provided the only testimony against the bill, Jansen said: “I am not a flaming liberal. I’m a conservative Republican.. . . All I want is to make sure we have fair trials.”If this bill becomes law, Jansen warned, “You may see more convictions where the evidence does not rise to beyond reasonable doubt.” In addition, if defense attorneys should lose strategic advantage in not calling witnesses, he predicts trials will last longer and will put a greater load on an already overburdened court system.Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney Willie Meggs, president of the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, called this “a real, real, real serious issue for prosecutors.”“We want the same rights state attorneys and district attorneys have in 46 other states,” said Meggs. “In a civil case, the plaintiff gets opening and closing, because they have the burden of carrying the day.”It should be no different in criminal cases, Meggs said.“I will do most anything in a trial to maintain that ability to have opening and closing argument. So it’s wrangling that we do in the legal system that I believe we should not have to do.”Meggs described prosecutors’ version of playing the game of strategic advantage:“Sometimes I will have a witness that I believe has some evidence that the defense may want. I will try to maintain that advantage in that situation of having opening and closing argument. I won’t call that witness, attempting to force the defense to call a witness, other than the defendant, so they will lose opening and closing argument,” Meggs said.Rep. Jack Seiler, D-Pompano Beach, an attorney, was clearly miffed by the proposed change.“Why are we throwing this out after 150 years?” Seiler asked.“I haven’t heard a single reason why they are doing it, other than maybe they think they can get it passed now.”Statewide Prosecutor Peter Williams responded: “I would say it’s a quirk. And nobody knows why it’s in there.”Seiler: “Are you saying we have a 151-year-old quirk?”Williams: “Yes.”What may be a quirk to some is a procedural rule to others, best left to the Florida Supreme Court, not the legislature.“To me, this seems like the classic procedural issue,” said Second Judicial Circuit Public Defender Nancy Daniels, president of the Florida Public Defender Association, who also opposes the bill.“Rules don’t come into existence without extensive process. The Criminal Rules Committee has prosecutors, defenders, professors, judges — all kinds of people knowledgeable about the workings of courts. Then it is approved by the Supreme Court after extensive commentary,” Daniels said. “These are all things that the legislators don’t necessarily have high knowledge of, just as I don’t have high knowledge of what’s involved with radiation therapy.”Jansen said changing the long-standing rule would require a two-thirds vote of the legislature, and he predicted the Florida Supreme Court will say it is unconstitutional because “it is a vested procedural right.”Brad Thomas, public safety policy director for Gov. Jeb Bush, countered: “The governor does support this bill. In our view, it is not procedural matter; it is substantive.”Thomas said cases have been reversed because the trial court did not allow the defendant to have first and last closing argument, even when “the court has noted overwhelming evidence of guilt.”“That victim, those police officers, those witnesses, those jurors — all that work was for nothing,” Thomas testified. “And if you don’t follow that rule, which the court calls procedural, those cases are reversed. And they are not subject to a harmless error analysis. That means it is a fundamental error. In our view, that means it is a substantive right, which you, the legislature, have the total power to change.”Williams, the statewide prosecutor, urged legislators to pass the proposal, even as he acknowledged it is a procedural matter. “There is no constitutional issue being raised here. The federal government and 46 states have had no problem with their rule. It does not raise any due-process concern. It is strictly a procedural matter. The burden of proof is still on the state.”Rep. Matt Meadows, D-Lauderhill, voiced concern about giving the state attorney another advantage when innocent defendants could be prosecuted and taken to trial.“I think the Florida courts bend over backwards to allow people to raise claims of innocence,” responded Thomas. “And, in fact, there is unlimited time, essentially, to do that. So, yes, that does on occasion happen, but they have channels by which to raise those claims.. . And, of course, they also have the right to seek clemency from the governor.”That response left several Democratic legislators on the committee shaking their heads in dismay.Green wrapped up by stressing the importance of getting in the last word, whether it’s a prosecutor at trial or a legislator closing on a bill on the House floor.“Do any one of you want to give that up, when you believe in something as strongly and as passionately as I believe in this?” Green asked. “No, not one of you, because you need to have the right to closing argument. I believe in closing argument, whenever we’re working here in the Florida House. And I believe in what we’re trying to do with this bill — to make sure that we take some of the gamesmanship out of this process, and get truth back where it needs to be.” April 1, 2004 Britt Dys Associate Editor Regular Newslast_img read more

Bassett continuing Stock Car, SportMod awards in 25th IMCA sponsorship season

first_img“Bassett becomes just the sixth partner to achieve the silver anniversary status and we are proud to celebrate that achievement with them,” observed IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Bassett has been a great supporter of IMCA racing for a long time and is one of an elite group of sponsors.” Bassett also returns to national decal programs for Northern SportMods and Southern SportMods. Drivers in both divisions are required to display two Bas­sett decals on their race car to eligible for point fund shares. The Burlington, Wis., manufacturer will again give sets of four wheels to IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod national champions. Track champions in the same divisions all receive $60 product certificates, applicable in the pur­chase of four wheels. BURLINGTON, Wis. – Another of IMCA’s longest tenured sponsors will be recognized with an award of its own this season. All Bassett awards will be presented during the national IMCA banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office. Information about Bassett-made wheels is available at the www.bassettwheel.com web­site on Facebook or by calling 888 888-7199. 2019 marks the 25th year of IMCA sponsorship by Bassett Racing Wheel.last_img read more

Giants acquire Breyvic Valera

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–For a Giants fan base accustomed to splashy offseason acquisitions, Farhan Zaidi has spent his first winter on the job wading into a small tide pool.Though the waters remain unseasonably calm, the Giants made another addition Saturday as they acquired utility player Breyvic Valera from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for cash considerations.Saturday’s deal marks the third time in the last nine months that Valera has been involved in a trade under Zaidi’s watch, as he was …last_img

OSU Agronomy Field Days

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest See the Agronomic Crop Team’s calendar for more information: https://agcrops.osu.edu/events/calendar/. Manure Science Review on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 at the Stoller Brothers & Sons farm in Paulding County. Learn how to use manure nutrients to improve crop yields and protect water quality, get the latest on regulations and staying safe, plus more. See field demonstrations on applying manure, subsurface tile drainage, and more. For program and registration details, https://ocamm.osu.edu/sites/ocamm/files/imce/Events/MSR_2017_FLYER.pdf. Southwest Ohio Corn Growers and Fayette County Agronomy Field Day – Fayette Co. August 15, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. The event is free to attend at the Fayette County Farm, 2770 State Route 38 NE, Washington Court House, OH 43160. Contact: Ken Ford at 937 378-6716 or [email protected] For more information see the website: fayette.osu.edu. Several speakers will be heard throughout the day including: keynote Speaker Sonny Perdue Secretary of Agriculture (yet to be confirmed), a follow-up for 2018 Farm Bill Listening Session, corn ear rot diagnostic demonstration, using on-farm research to make adaptive nitrogen decisions, cover crops for pollinators, and many other activities will be available throughout the day. A Crop Walk for looking at corn disease (Champaign County) is Aug 15, 2017, 5 p.m. Contact Amanda Douridas at 937 484-1526 or by email [email protected] Join Pierce Paul as he identifies corn diseases and discusses management strategies. This event will take place in a corn field in Champaign County to be identified the week before. Leave your name and contact information with the Champaign County Extension Office to be notified when the location is set or in the event it is cancelled due to weather. Precision Ag Day: Nutrient Application (Champaign County) Aug 17, 2017, 8 a.m., cost is $5 and the location is Bauer Stoves and Fireplaces, 3548 OH-54, Urbana, OH 43078. Register by August 10. Contact Amanda Douridas at 937 484-1526 or by email [email protected] Learn about the latest in nutrient management and application technology from the industry’s leading experts. Fertilizer certification will be offered to those who still need to complete the training. The Precision Ag Field Day is in Hardin County, Aug 23, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The registration deadline is Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at http://go.osu.edu/hardinprecisionagday.This will be held at Kellogg Farms, 17392 Township Road 50, Forest, OH 45843. Presenters from Ohio State University Extension, USDA, ODA, Farm Bureau, and private industry will be on the program, which will offer 3 Hours of Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training credit. Certified Crop Adviser credits are also planned.last_img read more

American Workers Contributing to the Prosperity, Strength and Well-Being of this Country

first_imgLabor Day is around the corner; the yearly national tribute dedicated to the social and economic achievement of American workers such as yourself. We would like to THANK YOU for the contributions you have made to the prosperity, strength, and well-being of this country.last_img

Del Potro stuns Federer at US Open

first_imgJuan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, hits a backhand to Roger Federer, of Switzerland, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in New York. APJuan Martin del Potro sensationally gatecrashed the US Open again on Wednesday, stunning five-champion Roger Federer and shattering hopes of a first New York showdown between the Swiss legend and Rafael Nadal.The Argentine giant, who won his only Grand Slam title in the city in 2009 by beating Federer in the final after seeing off Nadal in the semis, triumphed 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (10/8), 6-4 in front of a spellbound Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The 28-year-old will once again face world number one Nadal in the semi-finals on Friday, a stunning achievement for a man who had saved two match points to beat sixth seed Dominic Thiem in the last 16.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Mayweather-McGregor ticket sales fall short of record E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Eovaldi Retires 18 Straight, Yanks Beat Arizona, 4-2

first_imgPHOENIX — Nathan Eovaldi doesn’t consider himself an ace just yet. He sure pitched like one the night of May 17, though.Eovaldi retired the 18 batters he faced after allowing a freak lead-off base hit and the New York Yankees salvaged the final game of a three-game series in Arizona by beating the Diamondbacks 4-2.“I don’t look at myself as an ace but I do want to try and do well when we’re struggling and try to get us back on track,” he said. “I do feel like if you have a good start from the starter, everybody else kind of builds off that.”Jean Segura’s ground ball to start the first inning bounced off the bag at second and dribbled into the outfield for a double.Yankees Manager Joe Girardi thought it would have been a base hit even if it hadn’t hit the bag “but it was one of the weirder doubles you’re going to see.”After that, only two balls even reached the outfield off the Yankees right-hander, who hit 100 mph on the Chase Field radar gun while improving to 4-0 in his last five starts.Eovaldi (4-2) gave up one run and struck out five with no walks.“He attacked,” Girardi said. “He did a heck of a job. We needed a win tonight after losing the first two the way we did and he pitched a great game.”Brett Gardner hit a two-run homer and Jacoby Ellsbury went 3 for 3 with an RBI single for New York. Aroldis Chapman threw a perfect ninth for his fourth save since being reinstated on May 9.Shelby Miller (1-5) scattered 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs.Eovaldi threw just 85 pitches and admitted he was “a little bit disappointed” not to come out for the seventh.But Girardi instead turned the ball over to the well-rested big three at the back end of the bullpen — Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Chapman.“I’m going to take my chances probably 99 percent of the time with Betances, Miller and Chapman,” Girardi said, “just because they’re so good.”The only other Arizona hit for the night was Chris Owings’ home run off Andrew Miller in the eighth.Ellsbury opened the game with a walk and Gardner hit Shelby Miller’s 1-2 pitch into the right field seats for his fifth home run of the season.After his unorthodox double in the first, Segura took third on a ground out and scored when Paul Goldschmidt bounced out to third.Third baseman Chase Headley may have had a chance to throw the runner out at home, especially when Segura screeched to a stop about two-thirds of the way there, but chose to get the sure out instead.New York added a run in the sixth.With a runner at second and two outs, Arizona Manager Chip Hale went to the mound but chose not to make a pitching change.Ellsbury followed with an RBI single, making him 6-for-6 lifetime against Miller.“I went to talk to him and make sure it was his last hitter,” Hale explained. “I was going to bring in Chaf (Andrew Chafin) for Gardner. Ellsbury’s numbers versus left-handers are really good. Granted, he hits Shelby pretty well, but we had a plan how to pitch him, but he (Miller) just got the ball up a little.”(BOB BAUM, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more