Significant Tenant Interest In Purchasing State Route 710 Homes Reported

first_imgGovernment Significant Tenant Interest In Purchasing State Route 710 Homes Reported State Agencies Provide Paths to Homeownership Published on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 3:29 pm Some tenants along the formerly proposed State Route 710-North corridor moved closer to home ownership today as the first deadline closed in the Affordable Sales Program.The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) collaborated with sister agencies to design the Program, which returns state-owned property to the communities of Pasadena, South Pasadena and Los Angeles and allows tenants the opportunity to become homeowners.Caltrans said in a press release that it received nearly 90 responses on the 42 properties for sale, and the Department is currently reviewing submittals for eligibility.“This is good news not only for these individuals who may have their first opportunity at affordable home ownership, but for the entire community,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.Caltrans notified the potential buyers last December that they may be eligible to purchase the property they were living in, with low and moderate income tenants given first priority under the law known as the Roberti Bill.The Affordable Sales Program further allows Housing Related Entities to purchase should tenants not wish to buy the property themselves. Housing entities must either rent or sell first to current residents, regardless of income. Any equity gained upon subsequent sales returns to an Affordable Housing Trust Account for purposes of expanding affordable housing in Pasadena, South Pasadena, Alhambra and La Cañada-Flintridge.These first 42 properties are among 460 parcels currently owned by Caltrans, that were once purchased for the State Route 710 corridor extension project.“We are pleased to be able to provide and expand affordable housing opportunities for this community,” said Caltrans District 7 Director Carrie Bowen.Caltrans has contracted with Veterans Realty Group, a real estate consulting company, to facilitate the transactions and guide occupants through the purchase process. In January the consultant held homebuyer education workshops for occupants in Phase 1, and have subsequently met with every one of the occupied to walk them through their options. A special mortgage product has been established by the California Housing Finance Agency to assist lower income tenants purchase at affordable prices and gain limited appreciation.The first phase of sales will take approximately one year to complete. The remaining properties are anticipated to begin sales in the second phase beginning in late 2017.The California Transportation Commission must approve sales of state owned property. More information is available at http://www.dot.ca.gov/d7/business/710sales/. HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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. More Cool Stuff 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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 First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Community Newslast_img read more

International Shooting Competition “April 6th Tournament” in Sarajevo Today

first_imgThe International Shooting Competition began today at 11:00 in Zetra stadium in Sarajevo entitled “April 6th Tournament” with the organization of the Sarajevo Shooting Club.The tournament is held to mark the Day of the City of Sarajevo. There will be 70 of the best shooters from Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and BiH, announced the Sarajevo Shooting Club.last_img

DeSantis Asks Capitol Officials to Replace Confederate General Statue

first_imgFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis on Wednesday asked U.S. Capitol officials to remove a statue of a Confederate general that has been part of the state’s display for nearly 100 years.DeSantis’ letter to the Capitol’s architect seeks to replace Edmund Kirby Smith’s statue with another honoring educator and civil rights pioneer Mary McLeod Bethune. It reads, “Dr. McLeod Bethune’s statue will represent the best of who we are as Floridians to visitors from around the world in our nation’s Capitol. Her legacy endures and will continue to inspire future generations.”The McLeod Bethune statue is expected to be on display in 2020.The Florida Legislature approved the statue switch last year. Soon after, the Lake County Historical Society agreed to take the Smith statue upon its removal from the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall Collection.McLeod Bethune will be the first black American to be honored in the Statuary Hall Collection, which includes two representatives from each of the 50 states.Smith was among 12 statues of former Confederate soldiers or politicians in the hall. His statue has been there since 1922.Efforts to replace it started following the shootings of nine people in 2015 at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, by a white supremacist. A reevaluation of Confederate memorials around the country has taken place since then.In 2016, lawmakers approved replacing the Smith statue and organized a panel to recommend a replacement.Bethune was one of three famous Floridians, with the others being environmental author Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Publix founder George Jenkins, that were recommended to the 2017 Legislature.Bethune emerged as the panel’s choice last year.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2016

first_imgFINISH LINES: Masochistic, Daily Racing Form’s early 7-2 favorite for the $2 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint on Nov. 5, worked four furlongs Thursday in a bullet 47.60, breezing. Santa Anita clocker Dane Nelson recorded a quarter mile clocking of 23.40 with a five furlong gallop out time of 1:01 flat. “Awesome” is how trainer Ron Ellis described the move. Masochistic will pass the Grade I “Win and You’re In” Santa Anita Sprint Championship on Oct. 8 and train up to the BC Sprint. “He runs well fresh,” Ellis said . . . On opening day next Friday, Lady Shipman will take on males in the Grade III Eddie D. Stakes for three-year-olds and up at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, Lady Shipman is a virtual win machine, having won 13 of 19 career starts at tracks including Parx, Woodbine, Pimlico, Belmont, Gulfstream and Saratoga. If the four-year-old daughter of Midshipman fares well in the Eddie D., it could be on to the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint against males on Nov. 5. PRAT LOOKS FORWARD TO BREEDERS’ CUPWhat a difference a year makes.On Sept. 17, 2015, Flavien Prat suffered serious injuries in a riding spill that would force him to miss the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland six weeks later.Fast forward to Sept. 17, 2016. The 24-year-old Frenchman wins the Grade I Northern Dancer Turf at Woodbine aboard The Pizza Man and is now is healthy as a horse for his Breeders’ Cup foray at Santa Anita come Nov. 4 and 5.“September 17, 2015, we’re at Los Alamitos, Flavien takes a spill and hurts his back,” recounted his full-time agent for the past two years, Derek Lawson. “September 17, 2016, we ride the Pizza Man at Woodbine and win a Grade I.“Flavien was out for three months after the spill, but he’s back now and in the best condition he’s been in. All the other stuff is behind us now.”Evidence of that was bold and clear when Prat tied perennial Southern California riding king Rafael Bejarano for the recent Del Mar riding title. Each won 38 races.“He has 137 wins so far this year,” Lawson pointed out. “He’s developed a super-great relationship with two other French riders, Julien Leparoux and Florent Geroux. They’re all buddies, they all win tons of races and they challenge each other on the race track.“Each has his own set of riding skills they use at various points in a race, and when they’re competing against each other, it’s fun to watch.”Geroux will be at Santa Anita Saturday to ride Zipessa for trainer Michael Stidham in the Rodeo Drive Stakes.“The big thing was winning the Del Mar title,” Lawson continued. “Even though it was a tie, there are dead heats in racing, and I told Flavien, ‘Hey, we dead-heated for a win.’ It was a lot of fun and now we start at Santa Anita and see how we do in the Breeders’ Cup.”            Prat’s expected Breeders’ Cup mounts include Lord Nelson in the Sprint, Avenge in the Filly & Mare Turf, and With Honors in the Juvenile Fillies Turf. NYQUIST SETTLES IN FOR PENNSYLVANIA DERBYKentucky Derby winner Nyquist is on the scene at Parx in Bensalem, Pa., for Saturday’s $1.25 million Pennsylvania Derby, and trainer Doug O’Neill will fly out Friday to join the champion two-year-old colt owned by Paul and Zillah Reddam.“I talked to the boys this morning,” O’Neill said Thursday at Santa Anita. “He tracked and visited the gate today, stood in there, met the gate crew, and we’re optimistic about Saturday.“Getting him there usually is fine, but still, going from a van to a plane, back to a van, new stalls, anything can happen, but so far, so good, a very smooth transition.” PLUM DANDY STEPS UP IN GRADE IN FRONTRUNNERSimon Callaghan is looking forward to seeing Spendthrift Farm’s Plum Dandy run in the Grade I, $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at 1 1/16 miles come Saturday, Nov. 5.But first things first, and that would be the FrontRunner Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on Oct.1.“He broke his maiden impressively at Del Mar,” the trainer said of the son of Medaglia d’Oro. “He relaxes good and he gets the distance well, but it’s a big step up from maiden company to a Grade I where there are more established two-year-olds.”Also probable for the FrontRunner are Del Mar Futurity winner Klimt, Rafael Bejarano, and third-place Futurity finisher Midnight Pleasure, Martin Garcia. Klimt worked five furlongs Wednesday for Bob Baffert in 1:00.40. CHROME TO WORK SATURDAY FOR AWESOME AGAIN            Mighty California Chrome, riding a five-race winning streak, will work seven furlongs early Saturday at his Los Alamitos headquarters for the Grade I, Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race Saturday, Oct. 1, at Santa Anita.“He’ll ship to Santa Anita early Sunday,” trainer Art Sherman said by phone Thursday from the Cypress track.California Chrome worked six furlongs last Saturday at Los Al in a bullet 1:13.20. The five-year-old California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit won the Pacific Classic last out by five lengths on Aug. 20 and has won each of his last five races by daylight margins, boosting his career earnings to a North American record $13,252,650.Three-time Eclipse Award champion Beholder, meanwhile, is scheduled to work six furlongs at Santa Anita early Friday morning for Richard Mandella, who conditions the six-year-old daughter of Henny Hughes for B. Wayne Hughes.Beholder will attempt to turn the tables on 2015 Three-Year-Old Filly champion Stellar Wind in the Zenyatta Stakes on Oct. 1. Stellar Wind upset Beholder in the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar on July 30.If ever there was a horse for course, however, it’s Beholder, winner of 13 races from 14 starts at Santa Anita.            The Awesome Again and the Zenyatta are two of five Grade I, “Win and You’re In” Breeders’ Cup Challenge events on the second day of Santa Anita’s 23-day Winter Meet.Santa Anita hosts the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for an unprecedented ninth time on Nov. 4 and 5.Supplementing the headline events will be the FrontRunner Stakes for two-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles; the Chandelier Stakes for two-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles; and the Rodeo Drive Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, at 1 ¼ miles on Santa Anita’s renovated turf course.Victory gives the winning horse in each race a fees paid berth to its respective Breeders’ Cup event.On Saturday, Oct. 8, the Grade I Santa Anita Sprint Championship for three year olds and up at six furlongs will serve as a springboard to the $1.5 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint on Nov. 5.Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet starts on Friday, Sept. 30 and concludes on Sunday, Nov. 6. Friday’s feature is the $100,000, Grade III Eddie D., named for one of the game’s greatest riders, Hall of Fame member Eddie Delahoussaye. The ever-popular Cajun will be on hand to present a trophy to the winning connections.Entries for next Saturday and Sunday’s races will be taken a week from today, Wednesday, Sept. 28. Friday’s opening day card will be drawn on Tuesday, Sept. 27.First post time opening day will be 1 p.m. First post Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, will be 12:30 p.m. -30- A YEAR LATER, NO PRATFALLS FOR FLAVIENCHROME ARRIVES SUNDAY AT SANTA ANITABEHOLDER BREEZES FRIDAY FOR ZENYATTAPLUM DANDY RIPE FOR FRONTRUNNER STAKESNYQUIST SETTLES IN FOR PENNSYLVANIA DERBYMASOCHISTIC IN BULLET BREEZE FOR SPRINTlast_img read more

QPR v Cardiff: Full debut for Goss as R’s make changes

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesSean Goss makes his full debut for QPR at Loftus Road, where the club will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of their 1967 League Cup triumph.Goss, a January signing from Manchester United, comes into the starting line-up along with the recalled Massimo Luongo and Jamie Mackie and the fit-again Grant Hall and Conor Washington.Rangers are without the suspended Luke Freeman, while Ryan Manning, who has been carrying a knock, drops to the bench.There is also a place on the bench for Ravel Morrison.Former QPR man Junior Hoilett starts for Cardiff.QPR: Smithies, Perch, Onuoha, Lynch, Bidwell, Hall, Goss, Luongo, Mackie, Smith, Washington.Subs: Ingram, Wszolek, Furlong, Manning, Morrison, Ngbakoto, Sylla.Cardiff: McGregor, Connolly, Morrison, Bamba, Richards, Ralls, Gunnarsson, K Harris, Noone, Hoilett, Zohore.Subs: Murphy, Bennett, John, Whittingham, Halford, M Harris, Pilkington.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Stephen Curry reveals his worst decision with Warriors

first_imgLife’s been better than good for Stephen Curry. But that doesn’t mean the Warriors star doesn’t have some regrets during the meteoric rise of his 10-year NBA career.OK, maybe just one. Curry now wishes the world wasn’t introduced to his young daughter Riley during the 2015 Western Conference playoffs. His adorable girl may have stolen the show during Curry’s postgame interview, but it may have come at a price. “One thing I do technically regret in terms of how fast this all came …last_img

Proteins Conduct Electricity

first_img(Visited 582 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 A remarkable finding at the single-molecule level shows a protein can conduct a large amount of electricity.A press release from the University of Cardiff describes how researchers isolated a single protein molecule and measured the passage of a current when placed between electrodes.  This could represent a fundamental property of proteins that might explain their function.  Two collaborators at the university said, “The highly conducting nature of this protein was a surprise and the result raises questions about the fundamental nature of electron transfer in proteins.”  Could it be that proteins operate as transistors?The team showed that the protein could carry large currents, equivalent to a human hair carrying one amp. The team also discovered that current flow could be regulated in much the same way as transistors, the tiny devices driving computers and smartphones, work but on a smaller scale: the proteins are only a quarter of the size of current silicon based transistors.The finding represents a leap forward in measurement at the nano scale.  “Prior to this work, measurement of millions, if not billions of proteins was only possible, so losing crucial details of how an individual molecule functions.” The team used scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) to read the electronics of a single molecule of cytochrome b562, a protein just 5 nanometers (billions of a meter) long.While the focus of the press release was on human engineering of this conductance for nanotechnology, the discovery may elucidate how the cell’s protein machines work.  PhysOrg‘s headline was, “Electronics of nature’s nano machines.”  Its summary reads, “A team from the Cardiff University’s Schools of Biosciences and Physics and Astronomy have made a breakthrough in our understanding of proteins – the workhorse molecules of the cell and nature’s very own nano machines.”Details of the research have been published as a series of papers in the journals Nano Letters, ACS Nano, Small and Nanoscale, the press release indicated.While it’s premature to compare proteins to human electrical tools, it is known that electron or proton transfer is essential to some of them, such as photosynthesis, ATP synthase and other machines in the respiratory chain.  What about the motor proteins dynein, kinesin, and myosin?  What about the flagellar motor, mitochondrial machines and DNA transcription and translation machines?  How is ATP energy transduced into proteins’  mechanical actions?  This is a discovery to watch.  If your own cells can be someday described as electronic machines, wouldn’t that be cool?last_img read more

Deccan Chargers to sumbit Rs 100 crore guarantee by Friday

first_imgThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted Deccan Chronicles Holdings Ltd (DCHL) three more days to give an irrevocable and unconditional bank guarantee of Rs 100 crore to the BCCI in connection with IPL franchise Deccan Chargers.DCHL were directed by the court on October 1 to submit the guarantee, which would be in force for one year, by October 9. The direction was passed by Justice SJ Kathawala while hearing a petition filed by DCHL, challenging the BCCI’s decision to terminate the cash-strapped Hyderabad-based franchise’s contract in September after an emergency IPL Governing Council meeting.DCHL on Tuesday filed an application seeking extension of time which was accepted by the court.The court had earlier ordered that DCHL shall bear all expenses for IPL season VI, including the cost of conducting matches and payments to BCCI towards franchise, players and support staff. In the event of any default, the BCCI shall be entitled to invoke the bank guarantee to the extent necessary.The court had, on September 26, appointed retired Supreme Court judge CK Thakkar as arbitrator to resolve the dispute between BCCI and DCHL within three months.However, pending arbitration proceedings, the judge asked the BCCI not to act on the termination of the franchise agreement for a period of seven days. The judge clarified that this order would immediately cease to be in effect if DCHL fails to furnish the bank guarantee.last_img read more

20 days agoArsenal fullback Tierney admits PSG striker Mbappe toughest he’s faced

first_imgArsenal fullback Tierney admits PSG striker Mbappe toughest he’s facedby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal fullback Kieran Tierney admits PSG striker Kylian Mbappe is the toughest opponent he’s faced.Tierney came up against Mbappe in the Champions League with Celtic.He told Arsenal’s YouTube channel: “The one who posed the most difficulties? Kylian Mbappé. He was so fast, like his entire team. It’s the toughest game I’ve played in my career, there was Daniel Alves and Mbappé on my side. “If I learned from this meeting? Yes, great, we suffered 7-1. But when you face the best players in the world, you learn anyway whatever the outcome. But yes, it was hard, my most difficult evening.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

OSPCA issues orders to Ontario dogsledding operation amid ongoing investigation

first_imgOntario’s animal welfare organization has ordered a dog-sledding business north of Toronto to take several steps to improve the well-being of more than 100 canines as an animal cruelty investigation continues.The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ordered Windrift Kennel in Moonstone, Ont., on Friday to provide insulated shelter, clean water, appropriate food and veterinary care to the dogs on site after a complaint was made by a couple on Sunday.Natasha Guerriero and Dylan Blake, from Whitby, Ont., said they went dog-sledding and took videos of the animals afterward.The clips, which the pair posted to Facebook, show dozens of dogs chained up in the snow, with one dog limping with an apparent open wound on one of its front legs.The OSPCA said in a statement that officers visited Windrift Kennel on Monday and said “several areas of concern were identified.”“Our officers continue to oversee and monitor the conditions for the dogs to ensure the concerns are corrected and the dogs have the proper care and living conditions,” it said.Dogs at the kennel are receiving veterinary assessments, the OSPCA said, noting that the outcome of those examinations could result in more orders being issued.“As the investigation progresses, we will continue to provide updates regarding the welfare of these dogs,” the OSPCA said.The owner of the dogs must comply with the orders or the animals can be seized, the OSPCA added.Windrift Kennel did not respond to requests for comment.The couple who made the complaint called the conditions of the dogs “sickening.”“Dozens and dozens of dogs, if not all of them, are in trouble — they were limping, scrawny and starving and the owner said they sleep in little huts outside year round,” Guerriero has said.The couple booked their outing through a company called Toronto Adventures, Guerriero said.The tour operator has since cut ties with Windrift Kennel, and a staff member said Toronto Adventures received death threats over the incident.last_img read more