Senator Portantino Introduces Legislation Giving County Assessor, Caltrans Tools to Help Keep 710 Properties Affordable

first_img 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. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Business News Herbeauty7 Things A Man Will Do Only If He Really Loves YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Government Senator Portantino Introduces Legislation Giving County Assessor, Caltrans Tools to Help Keep 710 Properties Affordable Published on Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 11:11 am 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 EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Subscribe Top of the News center_img Wednesday, Senator Anthony J. Portantino introduced SB 275 that gives the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office the ability to assess single-family homes within the 710 corridor appropriately.Keeping properties affordable in the 710 corridor has been the goal and intent of the state legislature since passing the Roberti Bill in 1979.The Roberti Bill planned and outlined the process for the disposition of the 710 properties acquired by Caltrans. The Bill directed the Department of Transportation to sell surplus residential properties along SR 710 in a manner that would preserve, upgrade, and expand the supply of housing available in the region. It also put an emphasis on making those homes and properties affordable. The affordable housing crisis continues to be one of California’s biggest issues and the disposition of the Caltrans homes has finally arrived. Legislation is now needed to help the Los Angeles County Assessor meet the spirit and intent of Roberti.“This legislation will allow many of the residents who live in the SR 710 corridor to purchase property with an assessed valuation that would not price them out of that purchase,” stated Portantino. “As the 710 surface freeway and tunnel’s days are numbered it is imperative that we enact practical legislation to help facilitate the proper disposition of the Caltrans homes and properties. I am very grateful to the Los Angeles County Assessor’s office for working collaboratively on this important fix for the residents in my district,” concluded Portantino.It was always intended that many of the 710 homes and properties would go to existing tenants and be affordable at the time of purchase. As the affordable housing crisis continues to be one of Los Angeles’ biggest issues, this bill has taken on even more importance.“Assisting people who will purchase 710 corridor homes by valuing the properties for affordability is the right thing to do,” said Jeffrey Prang, Los Angeles County Assessor. “I support Senator Portantino’s efforts to resolve the long-standing concern about residential properties in the path of the former 710 Freeway.”Assessor Prang emphasized that the clear direction provided in Senator Portantino’s legislation to assist the residents of the area by making the homes as affordable as possible. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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

Batesville Varsity Baseball Spring Schedule Update

first_imgBatesville Sports Schedule Update.This effects Varsity Baseball only . . .1.  Cancel Varsity Baseball-Batesville AT South Dearborn on Tuesday (5-20).2.  ADD-Cincinnati Skyline Showcase – 2014Date:  April 2, 2014.    Time:  4:30 PM.Location:  Harrison High School.Teams:  Batesville vs. South Dearborn.* Second Game of the “Showcase”:  Lawrenceburg vs. Harrison at 7 PM.|Submitted by Batesville AD Mark Ferguson.last_img

FWC Tells “Big Old Fish” Story about 350lb Grouper Caught off Florida Coast

first_imgAccording to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, this is “a big old fish.”In late December, a fisherman caught a massive Warsaw-grouper near southwest Florida. Now, biologists from Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute have determined that this is one truly impressive catch.According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the angler landed a Warsaw Grouper weighing a whopping 350 pounds.The big catch happened in December with a hook and line in roughly 600 feet of water.Biologists with the FWC Research Institute estimate the fish is 50 years old.Warsaw groupers can grow to nearly eight feet long and can weigh up to nearly 600 pounds.The largest ever caught in Florida weighed nearly 440 pounds.While the FWC appears to be excited about this particular catch, they don’t promote fishermen targeting these fish. According to them, the “status of the population in the Gulf is unknown.”last_img read more

Mladenovic Blames ‘Damaged’ Court to Wimbledon Ouster

first_imgThe All England Club said the courts were as “playable as per normal”.Temperatures have reached 30C at Wimbledon, with around 60 people treated by the St John Ambulance for heat-related symptoms on Thursday.The Met Office is predicting highs of 26C on Friday and 23C on Saturday, but with more cloud cover on both days.Mladenovic blamed the weather for making the courts too dry.She said: “The colour of the court, the fact that there’s no more grass, the fact that the baseline where we are running, it’s very slippery. There’s no grass.“You kind of have to run light and be careful, not to push or press too much, too hard, which is strange to play on.”Mladenovic, who lost 2-6 6-4 6-4, added: “It’s quite unique with your opponent, after two games, you both agree on stopping playing in a Slam.“I’m just honestly very happy and blessed that I didn’t injure myself that much.”An All England Club statement read: “The court preparation has been to exactly the same meticulous standard as in previous years.“Grass is a natural surface and it is usual for the baselines to start to be showing signs of wear and tear four days into the Championships.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The 24-year-old twisted an ankle in the warm-up and damaged a knee during her second-round defeat by American Alison Riske on Court 18.Mladenovic said both players wanted to stop after only two games “in case something bad happened”. France’s 12th seed Kristina Mladenovic complained about a “damaged” court at Wimbledon, claiming poor surfaces are the talk of the players’ locker room.last_img read more

Kwesi Nyantakyi offers thoughts on FIFA Presidential elections

first_imgGhana football association president Kwesi Nyantakyi has shared his thoughts on the upcoming FIFA Presendential elections in Zurich.The upcoming election will see a new face to govern soccer in the world and champion a revolutionary and image cleansing scheme after the association had been dragged in the mud over the past few months.Nyantakyi spoke to the BBC and made the following remarks;ON THE ELECTIONS…“Each and every one of them has what it takes, now the choice is left with the electorate to decide amongst them who best qualifies for this job and that will vary from one individual to the other. I believe they will be looking at strong personality, they will be looking at organizational skills, they will be looking at experience in leading a football organization and they will also be looking at the ability to go through the storm and lead this organization through this turbulent time we find ourselves.”ON SEXWALE“I wish as an African, we have a strong candidate to represent the continent. When it comes to the FIFA election we don’t vote on where the person is coming from but rather on the basis of competence. We will not support an African because he is an African. We will support an African because beside being an African, he has the qualities to lead the organization. He is not leading CAF he is going to lead FIFA which is made of African and other federations. I believe that the position CAF took to back Salman was without prejudice to the rise of Mr Tokyo. He is our brother, he is an elder statesman, we respect and I regard him in  very high esteem. I wish he could make an impact but unfortunately he doesn’t appear that he is the right person for Africa to support at this material moment.” ON DECLEARATION BY CAF TO SUPPORT SALMAN.”The declaration of support by CAF the executives committee has no legal effect bending on members but it has a persuasive effect on members and to a very large extent. I believe the teaming members of the African football confederation will toll the line of CAF.  We have 54 countries and an overwhelming majority will support the call made by the CAF executive committee.”– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Incubus Make Yourself Foundation Announces 2012 Grants

first_imgWatch the band discuss MYF in the video below.Video: Make Yourself Foundation December 2012 Grant Announcements The Make Yourself Foundation, a nonprofit started by the band Incubus 10 years ago, is pleased to announce over $100,000 in donations to the following organizations for this giving cycle: Carbon War Room David Lynch Foundation Easter Seals Blake Foundation Foundation for Blind Children Heal the Bay Mr Holland’s Opus Foundation Power The World Zeno Mountain Farmlast_img

Lucy Hale Teams Up With St Jude Childrens Research Hospital for Childhood

first_imgActress, singer and activist Lucy Hale is joining the nationwide movement to end pediatric cancer as the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ambassador for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September.Hale, a Memphis native and longtime supporter of St. Jude, recently came back to visit the hospital and was greeted by a surprise guest, Bailey, a patient she first met during her 2014 visit as a celebrity supporter. Connections such as that motivated Hale to lend her voice and social influence to St. Jude for the month of September.“St. Jude has always had a special place in my heart,” Hale said. “Everything about this hospital — the research advancements that are freely shared around the world, the incomparable treatment and care, the emphasis it places on the entire family — gives hope to those going through the toughest time of their lives. It is an incredible honor to be a part of such a mission.”St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Since it opened its doors more than 50 years ago, treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent, and it won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.“Our sincerest thanks to Lucy Hale for playing this pivotal role for us during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “The lifesaving mission of St. Jude has been a key part of Lucy’s life since she was a child growing up in Memphis, and we are so pleased to have her serve as our ambassador and equally thankful for everyone who is joining her to support us in September and throughout the year.”Hale also will be lacing up her running shoes to take part in the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer, along with tens of thousands of other participants in 65 communities around the nation. Joining Hale to further amplify the movement will be a team of St. Jude digital influencers from several U.S. cities who will rally their followers to raise awareness and support at the local level.Thanks to that support from generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food—because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.Learn more by visiting read more