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Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff With Pasadena Cheeseburger Week in full swing, it can be easy to think beef burgers tell the whole story. Luckily, places like Rounds stand out from the sea of burgers with its accommodating menu and surprisingly delicious veggie patty.“People want quality fast food. I truly believe we have the best burger in a fast casual setting,” said Charbel Ghaby, co-owner of Rounds.He describes the restaurant as a fast casual spot for people who appreciate a better burger without the wait. Rounds offers a fully customizable menu starting with your choice of patty – beef, turkey, chicken or veggie – selection of bread, sauces and toppings. All of Rounds sauces are made in-house and their signature thousand island is the “secret sauce” on Classic Burger and a perfect dip for their crispy fries.Unlike other burger spots, Rounds kicks up their menu with special attention to ingredients and details. Ghaby describes Rounds as a scratch kitchen because make almost everything themselves. They also try to maintain a sustainable kitchen by using ingredients in creative ways and reusing whenever possible. For example, the breaded jalapeno topping is also used in The Devil – a built burger that comes with buffalo ranch, bacon and breaded jalapeños.Their Veggie Burger is vegan and gluten-free, It’s made with black beans, oats and a blend of veggies including, zucchini, corn, carrots and mushrooms. This flavorful patty is the perfect foundation of a Classic Burger with a melt-in-your-mouth brioche bun, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles and thousand island dressing. Rounds’ greatest strength is their menu versatility – you can order a chicken patty as a lettuce wrap, veggie burger on a gluten-free bun, Brunch Burger topped with bacon, egg and cheese, and a side of zucchini fries all in one place.This affordable spot is popular for lunch and has Happy Hour deals to keep you coming back in the evening. Rounds also has a selection of craft beers like Lagunitas and Angry Orchard Hard Cider to complete your meal. Ghaby plans to expand the menu to include salads and a few sandwiches in the near future. Until then, Rounds is happy to accommodate diners with their build-you-own menu and deliver locally.Ghaby is happy to be a part of the Pasadena dining scene and looking forward to more restaurants. “It’s nice to see more fine dining here…I’d like to be on a street with many other restaurants, it brings people in and makes the food more creative,” he said.Rounds is located at 46 North Lake Avenue. Visit http://www.roundsburgers.com/ for more information. top box 7 Veggie Burgers in Unexpected Places From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, January 12, 2017 | 8:07 pm 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. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Subscribe Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Top of the News Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Bicycle Day is the annual celebration of Swiss scientist Albert Hoffman’s first intentional ingestion of the chemical compound, LSD-25, after accidentally discovering the compound’s psychedelic nature three days earlier. Named for Hoffman’s trippy bicycle ride home from the lab that fateful day, each year on April 19th, folks come together to celebrate the world’s first acid trip back in 1943. This year, Bicycle Day will be celebrating its 75th anniversary, and the folks at Euphonic Conceptions and Legion of Bloom Music have something really special cooked up to celebrate the landmark year.Last year, the promoters continued their annual San Francisco tradition, bringing musicians, visual artists, and speakers together to pay tribute to America’s counterculture and all things psychedelic at the home city of one of the largest Bicycle Day celebrations in the world. This year, in honor of the day’s 75th anniversary, Euphonic Conceptions and Legion of Bloom Music will take their celebration on the world, hosting three parties over three days in three cities across the United States. Thus far, renowned visionary artists Alex Grey and Allyson Grey have signed on to return for the event in addition to internationally acclaimed producer Shpongle (Simon Posford live) and CharlestheFirst.On Bicycle Day proper, April 19th, the event will return to its home at The Midway in San Francisco, the larger venue that the event moved to last year. The following day, on April 20th—which has become a holiday for users of a different (sometimes) illegal substance—the party will move south and take over The Mayan in Los Angeles. Rounding out the weekend, the Bicycle Day tour will hit New Orleans for a performance at the Joy Theater on April 21st.Tickets for the various stops on the Bicycle Day 75th Anniversary tour are currently on sale. For the 4/19 San Francisco show, head here. For the 4/20 Los Angeles show, click here. For the 4/21 New Orleans show, head here.Watch the 2017 recap video of Bicycle Day below!
Saint Mary’s senior Lizzy Pugh tutors children, serves as a teacher’s assistant at a local primary center and writes letters to grade school students through the College’s pen pal program. But Pugh, a religious studies and German double major, does not clock these service hours to further her major. Rather, she got involved in service to get to know the greater community. “I wanted to know South Bend,” Pugh said. “Service is not only an excellent way to know South Bend, but also to know not only the triumphs, but the tribulations the community faces. You get to get in there and be with them in solidarity, face those things and help them overcome them.”As a result of her efforts, Pugh won the “Patricia Arch Green Award for Outstanding Contribution to the College Academy of Tutoring Program.” The Office for Civil and Social Engagement (OCSE) gave the award as part of National Volunteer Week, which ran from April 19 to April 23. Green, for whom the award is dedicated, graduated from the College in 1961 and spent her life doing service. In 2008, Green’s husband established this award, which goes to a student in the College Academy of Tutoring (CAT) program who has done “exemplary” volunteer work. Colleagues of Pugh say she is one of these people. “[Pugh] is an example of service and dedication to others,” CAT program director Olivia Critchlow said in a press release. “She leads in a very gentle way that is far beyond her years and is a very compassionate listener to everyone she encounters. She is an asset to the College, but even more importantly, an asset to our community.”Pugh has clocked over 475 hours of service during her time at Saint Mary’s. At Warren Primary Center, Pugh works with children with learning disabilities, such as Attention Deficit Disorder and dyslexia. She said seeing a child transform from a student who cannot stand reading into one who gets excited about it is one of the most fulfilling experiences.“They would rather be dragged through the mud on a rainy, cold day than read a book,” Pugh said. “So, my favorite thing is, even just in a few weeks, they run up to you and say, ‘Can you read with me today?’ They are just so excited about reading.”Pugh said she remembers one girl in particular who struggled with reading for a very long time because she was coping with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.“She was reading [a chapter book], when the year before I had to pull teeth to get her to read a book,” Pugh said. “[It] was really a testament to the work of not only myself, but also the other young women who worked in those classrooms, as well as the teachers.”After graduation, Pugh said she hopes to continue service work, whether in the classroom or aiding women and children. In addition to her work in the local schools, Pugh has also been involved in campus ministry and OCSE events and planning. No matter where life takes her, volunteer work will always play a role, she said. “I know I want to work with kids and faith, or even just service,” Pugh said. “Service is just such a part of my life and I can’t imagine it any other way.”
Photo: Mike Isbell Taking a break during forestry practice are the four boys comprising the Heard County forestry team: (from left) Dustin Cook, Levi George, Caleb Pike and Phillip Nowicki. Dustin let out a squeal like a pig in peril.I had just told him and the other 11- and 12-year-old boys that the inch-long insects we were finding attached to pine trees werecalled periodic cicadas and were edible.I turned to see what Dustin was squealing about. He pointed to Levi and said, “Look!” Levi opened his mouth and stuck out his tongue. On the end of it was a big periodic cicada.Just about every Tuesday afternoon for the past nine weeks, things like that happened at forestry practice.Along with learning to identify 45 native trees, the boys at forestry practice were also learning to identify 25 insects and diseases that attack our trees. They learned how to determine timber volume (also known as cruising timber) and how to determine distance by pacing.4-H Forestry Field DayAll of this training was in preparation for the district 4-H forestry field day competition. The Heard County team won second place. The state 4-H forestry field day is Oct. 6.The boys — Caleb, Dustin, Levi, and Phillip — were all interested in learning something new and outside of school. They now know things about our forests that very few adults (and I dare say none of their classmates) know.These boys didn’t come to practice every week to become foresters. They came because they wanted to learn.I’ve trained many groups over the past 20 years.One of my very first was a group of boys from Troup County. They not only won the district competition, but went on to win the state competition and represented Georgia at the national forestry competition in Weston, W. Va.They placed third in the nation at that competition, losing to Florida and Texas. That was 20 years ago. None of them became foresters either.Learning, Competing, GrowingThat group of boys produced a medical doctor, a veterinarian, an electrical engineer and a businessman. All of them are still in or around Troup County.I’ve had just about as many girls on the teams as boys over the years. It’s a good learning experience for all of them. They all gain a better understanding of, and appreciation for, our forest resources and how they contribute to our economy and quality of life.We’ve made it a tradition in Heard County to “initiate” the new team members. It’s nothing more than eating a green persimmon, which is one of the trees they have to identify.Ripe persimmons are pretty good. But if you’ve never tried a green persimmon, then by all means be prepared for your mouth to just about turn inside out.Caleb and Phillip had already eaten a green persimmon and knew better. Dustin and Levi ate one. And Dustin squealed again.
VINTON, Iowa – Another 27 IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports drivers are new to the ballot for the 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.Twenty-one of those additions are Allstar Performance State champions and include Brandon Beckendorf in Minnesota, Dean Deming in New Mexico, Kreg Dobson in Oklahoma, Greg Durbin in Illinois, Joe German in Washington, Steven Glenn in Missouri, Wyatt Howard in Utah, Paul Jones Jr. in Wyoming, K.C. Kubichek in Nevada, Mike Petersilie in Kansas, Dale Schweikart in Pennsylvania, Jeffrey Streeter in California, Jesse Taylor in Colorado, Ricky Thornton Jr. in Arizona, Curtis Towns in Oregon, Daniel Waldemar in Idaho, A.J. Ward in Michigan, Tim Ward in Nebraska, Randy Weaver in Arkansas, Keith White in Texas and Marcus Yarie in Wisconsin. Special event winners now vote eligible include Chase Allen at the Southern Challenge, Brian Mullen at Thunder On The Hill, Brad Pounds at the Dirt Track Nationals, Mike Van Genderen at the Desert Classic, Jeremy Payne at the Duel In The Desert and Randy Thornell at the Day After The Duel.Already on the ballot were state champions Robert Hellebust in North Dakota, Matt Roberts in New York, Jesse Sobbing in Iowa and Jim Thies in South Dakota. Thunder On The Hill winner Jordan Grabouski was also already on the ballot. The final qualifying event on the 2013 calendar is the Nov. 22-24 Cactus Classic at Central Arizona Raceway. By home region, the 75 drivers on the 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot now include: Larry Shaw Racing Western Region – Ricky Alvarado, Mark Carrell, Brian Cass, Zane DeVilbiss, Joe German, Dustin Hansen, Bobby Hogge IV, Wyatt Howard, Paul Jones Jr., David Karst, Eddie Kirchoff, K.C. Kubichek, Brad Pounds, Jeremy Shank, Brody Spangler, Jeffrey Streeter, Randy Thornell, Ricky Thornton Jr., Zachary Thorp, Curtis Towns, Daniel Waldemar, Jesse Williamson and Justen Yeager. BillsBuilt South Central Region – Chase Allen, Dean Deming, Neal Flowers, William Gould, Chad Melton, Vince Ogle and Keith White.Jet Racing Central Region – Kreg Dobson, Jeremy Frenier, Cody Gearhart, Steven Glenn, Jordan Grabouski, John Hansen, Jared Landers, Bill Leighton, David Murray Jr., Jeremy Payne, Mike Petersilie, Johnny Saathoff, Dylan Smith, Jesse Taylor, Tim Ward and Randy Weaver. Belleville Motorsports North Central Region – Chris Abelson, Brandon Beckendorf, Ray Cox Jr., Eric Dailey, Todd Dart, Darin Duffy, Greg Durbin, Richie Gustin, Robert Hellebust, Sean Jerovetz, Benji LaCrosse, Tyler Limoges, Josh Meyer, Brian Mullen, Jason Schueller, Kelly Shryock, Todd Shute, Dustin Smith, Jesse Sobbing, Jim Thies, Mike Van Genderen, Luke Wanninger and Marcus Yarie.Dirt Works Eastern Region – Myron DeYoung, Chris Fleming, Matt Roberts, Dale Schweikart, Kyle Strickler and A.J. Ward.
TAMPA, Fla. — Erik Karlsson’s injury appears to be more serious than Sharks coach Pete DeBoer originally thought.Karlsson left the ice early during Sharks pregame warmups in Tampa Saturday, getting scratched just before the puck dropped in his team’s game with the Tampa Bay Lightning.Karlsson is dealing with a lower-body injury that kept him off the ice for a large chunk of the third period of the Sharks win over the Pittsburgh Penguins Tuesday. After the game, DeBoer said he limited …
By last fall, when the White House proposed a weatherization program whose financial incentives would be available to all homeowners in the U.S., most consumers had become at least generally familiar with the benefits of making a home more energy efficient and the broader economic benefits of programs that, once they get rolling, can create jobs.Coverage of the vastly expanded Weatherization Assistance Program, which is aimed exclusively at low-income households, helped with that. And now legislative action on the administration’s new proposal – the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act, aka the “Cash for Caulkers” program – has weatherization in the news again. And all for the good. The House of Representatives passed the bill, 246-161, on Wednesday, and it now awaits action in the Senate. Twelve House Republicans joined the Democratic majority in voting for the measure, but also managed to add a provision that requires Congress to fund the two-year $5.7 billion program through budget cuts, new sources of revenue, or a combination of the two.As noted in a post by Peter Yost, BuildingGreen LLC’s Director of Technical Services, Home Star has two levels of participation, Silver Star and Gold Star. The former is a “quick start” program offering upfront rebates of as much as $3,000 (or up to 50% of the total project cost, whichever comes first) for certain energy efficient measures such as the installation of new insulation, air sealing, windows and doors, and energy efficient appliances (including furnaces and water heaters).Performance-based standardsGold Star, meanwhile, is a whole-house retrofit option that offers up to $8,000 (or up to 50% of the total project cost, whichever comes first) for comprehensive energy efficiency audits and upgrades to various performance levels: $3,000 for modeled savings of 20%, plus $1,000 for each additional 5% of modeled energy savings. Audits are handled by contractors certified by Building Performance Institute and/or Residential Energy Services Network, although only BPI-certified contractors are authorized to do Gold Star retrofits.The program requires an inspection rate of 20% for Silver Star projects, 15% for Gold Star projects, although the inspection requirement for Gold Star projects is reduced if the participating contractor’s entire retrofit team meets certain certification requirements.A substantial marketHome Star subsidies can be collected in addition to existing credits or subsidies for energy efficiency upgrades at the state or federal level, including the energy tax credit of up to $1,500 that was included in last year’s economic stimulus act and runs through the end of 2010.An Associated Press story on the bill notes that its supporters, which include the home-performance trade group Efficiency First, estimate that 3 million households would make use of the new program, saving $9.2 billion in energy costs over a 10-year period. Supporters estimate Home Star would create 168,000 jobs, mainly in the recession-hit construction industry.In a press release, Efficiency First policy chairman Matt Golden said that the bipartisan passage of the bill “shows how when industry, labor, business and environmental groups cooperate, we can find solution for America. Home Star will create hundreds of thousands of good quality jobs, while saving families money on energy bills.”
The Jamaica Productivity Centre (JPC), in a drive to inculcate a culture of productivity in all Jamaicans, has been engaging youth through an interactive campaign in primary and high schools, and colleges.The In-School Productivity campaign aims to help students apply relevant productivity tools and concepts to their personal and academic goals, through the use of comprehensible language and messages.Senior Communication Specialist with the JPC, Sashelle Gooden, told JIS News that the year-long initiative, which is part of an overarching Productive New Year Campaign, was rolled out at the start of the year.Twelve schools have been engaged since January.“We started to recognise that productivity in itself can be an elusive concept, and persons might not understand what it is and believe that it is something niche and for within the workplace. So we want to get the younger generation involved,” Ms. Gooden said.She said the JPC assesses specific goals or challenges in each school ahead of a visit and tailors the message in such a way that students can apply concepts to their own experiences.As a result, the In-School Productivity campaign will be touring five primary schools during the week of March 19, ahead of the sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), delivering sessions on how to apply GSAT lessons to the March 22 and 23 examination and how to overcome exam jitters.“We are trying to inculcate a culture of [productivity] in Jamaica, so we have to incorporate the younger ones. Even as we teach the adults, we want the younger ones to grow up with this embedded as well. It’s a matter of sustainability,” Ms. Gooden said.The In-School Productivity campaign was rolled out in schools following the launch of the pilot of a Productivity Club at the Immaculate Conception High School in December. Following the school visits, productivity clubs will be implemented in schools islandwide. An all-island competition will also be launched in the schools, which will help the JPC to assess how well students are applying the techniques taught to them.Ms. Gooden said participating schools have been very receptive to the campaign, and the JPC has seen a significant increase in the number of invitations it receives to host sessions.The In-School Productivity campaign is done through partnership with Lasco Distributors and the Gleaner Company.The Productive New Year campaign also includes hosting sessions in private- and public-sector entities as well as in community groups and clubs.The JPC looks at the operation of entities using a productivity audit, assesses their goals and identifies gaps in efficiency and effective use of resources, in order to help the organisations improve their level of productivity and achieve their goals. The Jamaica Productivity Centre (JPC), in a drive to inculcate a culture of productivity in all Jamaicans, has been engaging youth through an interactive campaign in primary and high schools, and colleges. Senior Communication Specialist with the JPC, Sashelle Gooden, told JIS News that the year-long initiative, which is part of an overarching Productive New Year Campaign, was rolled out at the start of the year. Story Highlights “We started to recognise that productivity in itself can be an elusive concept, and persons might not understand what it is and believe that it is something niche and for within the workplace. So we want to get the younger generation involved,” Ms. Gooden said.
zoom Maersk Line’s containership Lexa Maersk arrived to New Zealand’s Tauranga Harbour on October 4, carrying a dead 14-meter whale on its front part, the company confirmed.The carcass of the whale was discovered on the vessel’s bulbous bow after the 63,400 dwt boxship berthed at the port.“The cause of the whale’s death is currently unknown and will be determined following a necropsy. We are working closely with the Port of Tauranga and New Zealand’s Department of Conservation (DoC) to understand the cause of the whale’s death and to have the carcass removed for a cultural blessing, in line with local traditions,” Maersk Line’s spokesperson told World Maritime News.The container vessel came from Brisbane and it is not known where it encountered the whale. New Zealand’s Department of Conservation (DOC) informed that the whale is believed to be a Bryde’s whale.DOC Tauranga Rotorua District Operations Manager Jeff Milham said it appears to have just been “an unfortunate incident at sea”.The carcass was removed from the ship in the late afternoon hours on October 4 and secured in a safe location in Tauranga Harbour overnight.“We are now working with Tauranga Moana iwi to arrange for an appropriate location for the carcass to be disposed of,” Milham said.Subject to having an appropriate site, the whale carcass was likely to be moved on full tide on October 5.Maersk Like said it is committed to reducing the impacts of its vessel operations and business activities on the environment through the mitigation of natural resource depletion and pollution.