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Required fields are marked * 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena People Union Station Homeless Services Appoints New Board Members Rob Levy, Owner of The Raymond 1886 and VP at HomeStreet; Jim McCarthy, CEO of Goldstar; and Catherine Simms, VP at Wells Fargo From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, April 21, 2014 | 2:19 pm L-R: Rob Levy, Owner of The Raymond 1886 and VP at HomeStreet, Catherine Simms, VP at Wells Fargo and Jim McCarthy, CEO of Goldstar. Photo courtesy Union Station Homeless Services.Marvin M. Gross, CEO of Union Statin Homeless Services, announced the appointment of three new members to the non-profit agencyâ€™s board of directors. The new members are community and business leaders with a vested interest in Union Stationâ€™s mission to help men, women and children rebuild their lives and end homelessness. They will serve an initial term of three years.Rob Levy is a Vice President, Branch Manager and Sr. Loan Officer at HomeStreet Bank. Prior to joining HomeStreet, Rob was Sales Manager and Senior Loan Officer at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, and Sr. Loan Officer at Washington Mutual. He holds a BA from San Diego State University. Rob has served on the board of trustees at Crestview Preparatory School. In addition to his work in the banking industry, Rob is owner of The Raymond 1886, a Pasadena restaurant and mixology bar which the LA Times called â€œa small cocktail oasis [that] offers labor-intensive libations and a crowd more resembling the low-lighted haunts of downtown than the sleepy, suburban sidewalks of Pasadena.â€â€œHomelessness is an undeniable issue that must be dealt with thoughtfully and compassionately,â€ says Levy. â€œI have always admired the work of USHS and had great respect for those who selflessly give of their time and expertise for such a worthy cause. I am honored to be a part of it.â€Jim McCarthy is CEO of Goldstar, a Pasadena-based company that is a leader in online ticket sales and audience generation. He focuses on business development through strategic marketing for Goldstar. Before launching Goldstar in February 2002, Jim was Vice President of Marketing for venture-backed Kiko, Inc., and previous to that developed highly successful sales products for GeoCities until its acquisition by Yahoo. Jim has penned articles on e-commerce and niche marketing for such publications as Fast Company, Business Insider, E-Commerce Times, and has been a featured lecturer at such conferences as InTix, Dansk Live, Drilling Down on Local. He has been an active participant at the annual TED conference since 2008. He is an organizer and the curator of TEDxBroadway, the annual event which brings together experts from a wide range of fields to create, share, and stimulate dialogue about making Broadway the best it can be. Jim also serves as Chief Editor for SellingOut.com. He is a graduate of the Anderson School of Business at UCLA and Harvard University.â€œUnion Station does great work and important work here in Pasadena, and as a longtime supporter of the organization, Iâ€™m honored to be asked to join the board,â€ says McCarthy. â€œMy hope is to make a contribution in some way to helping them in their important mission.â€Catherine Simms is a Vice President for the Pasadena region of Wells Fargo Private Bank. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Catherine was a Vice President and Private Banker at U.S. Trust Company, where she specialized in advising clients on asset and liability management. She has been in the banking industry for nearly 30 years and has extensive experience in residential and commercial real estate, healthcare finance, mortgage banking, and corporate and small business lending. Catherine holds an MBA in Finance from USC. She is currently on the board of Five Acres, Boys and Girls Aid Society, and Pasadena Rotary Foundation. She previously served on the board of Pasadena Rotary Club, and Ketchum Downtown YMCA. She also volunteers at Huntington Memorial Hospital.Catherine has volunteered at Union Station for over 10 years with her family. â€œThe experience has been rewarding for [my family members and I] and we have formed real friendships with the other people who have served with us over those years,â€ says Simms. â€œOur children are now grown and involved in their own lives but we continue to look forward to [volunteering together.] I am grateful that USHS can take our small donations of time and money and transform lives.â€“We are tremendously excited about the new board members joining us, and appreciate their time and commitment to Union Station and the community over the next three years,” says Marv Gross, CEO of Union Station Homeless Services. “Each member brings a reputation of excellence in his or her respective field. We are truly fortunate to have this caliber of leadership at our organization, and look forward to their contributions to our growth and development.”About Union Station Homeless ServicesUnion Station Homeless Services is the San Gabriel Valleyâ€™s largest social service agency assisting homeless and very low-income adults and families. Our mission is help men, women and children rebuild their lives and end homelessness. Union Station provides comprehensive services to help homeless individuals achieve self-sufficiency, including emergency shelter, case management, career counseling, transitional housing, referrals to medical and mental health services, womenâ€™s and family services, and other housing resources.For more information about Union Station Homeless Services, visitÂ unionstationhs.org. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Previous articleNorthampton match traffic planNext articleO’Dea promises to ‘kick some ass’ admin Twitter NewsLocal NewsHenry Street HQ to expandBy admin – January 21, 2010 691 HENRY STREET gardai have been granted an extension…. with the acquisition of the leasehold interest in the adjacent former Eircom premises, and designed to relieve the pressure on their existing building.It had been indicated two years ago that the Department of Justice had expressed an interest in section of the now Foreign Aid building across the road, and which had been under construction, with a view to providing long sought after additional space for Henry Street garda personnel.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Contracts have now been signed for the red-bricked former Eircom offices, built in the 1970s by local developer Charles Humphreys.Their new premises, which had been on the market for some time, have five floors of accommodation.The current premises will be retained.Inspector John O’Reilly said that, like all garda stations, the building is to be leased, and that a number of departments, along with Garda training quarters, would be transferred there.“We are expected to be in situ for July of this year”, said the Inspector, confirming there would not be any additional holding cells in their new premises. The cells are to remain at the existing station.There are around 350 garda personnel in the district, which includes Henry Street, Mayorstone and Mary Street stations.Plans are also in place to relocate Limerick District Court to a more secure location in the city, and while a Henry Street site had been widely mooted, the likelihood now is that it will be built on a vacant space in Mulgrave Street, and close to the prison. Print Facebook Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp Email
Kent Lewis Sr. followed the fast middle line to victory lane when the Southern United Sprints traveled to Thunder Valley Speedway. “Winning (tonight) was super special. When I saw the white flag I was able to take a breath. The hardest thing to do in a race is lead,” Lewis said. “Most of the guys I’m racing with, I raced with their dads. It’s been a while since I won a feature but I still have fun going to the races every Saturday night, whether it’s spectating or competing.” “I went shopping around and found the sweet spot. My car was superb right in the middle,” said the 71-year-old Lewis, who started sixth and took the lead following a restart just before halfway. “It seemed like everybody else was running high or low.” His most recent checkers came Saturday night, when the Southern United Sprints traveled to Thunder Valley Speedway. GLENMORA, La. (March 9) – Kent Lewis Sr. won for the first time in 1968, at the beginning of a racing career that now spans six decades. Rod Craddock ended as the runner-up and Tyler Harris completed the top three in the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car headliner at Glenmora. Feature results – 1. Kent Lewis Sr.; 2. Rod Craddock; 3. Tyler Harris; 4. Caleb Padgett; 5. Johnny Brown; 6. Steve Holland; 7. Tommy Hall; 8. Theresa Waller; 9. Cody Hall; 10. Todd Bliss; 11. Marcus Thomas; 12. Jacob Harris; 13. Beau Smith; 14. Blake Cunningham; 15. Michael Oliver; 16. Butch David; 17. Thomas Johnson.
Brightline executive say they expect to more than double the system’s annual ridership in coming years with the addition of stations at Boca Raton, Aventura and PortMiami.According to the company’s recent financial filing, “We believe the three new stations … will contribute over 2 million incremental annual passengers once ridership at these stations ramps up and stabilizes.”The high-speed rail line, which is still being re-branded as Virgin Trains USA, considers the three new stations to be top priorities as it also builds a 170-mile rail extension to Orlando International Airport.Company spokesman Ben Porritt says Brightline determined the passenger figures from “independent and internal ridership studies in addition to traffic software and traffic patterns,” and also based on when the stations become operational and have established track records.Brightline currently has stations in downtown West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami.It is now pursuing marketing partnerships with cruise lines, as the financial filing states, “A large number of cruise passengers originate from points north of Miami and are potential customers for our new train-to-port product.”PortMiami’s cruise passenger traffic is projected to increase from 5.6 million in 2018 to more than 9 million within the next five years.The rail system carried 701,061 riders through last month, according to the filing. That number is more than double the 340,456 passengers from the same period last year.The company has reached preliminary agreements with Miami-Dade County for its new Aventura and PortMiami stations. In addition, the Boca Raton City Council voted unanimously last month to pursue an agreement with Brightline to build a station in the city’s business and shopping district. As part of that deal, the city would pay for a parking garage.Neither the company nor the city mentioned cost figures for the planned Boca Raton station.Brightline says Miami-Dade County will spend about $77 million to buy land and build the Aventura station.As for the PortMiami station, Brightline says it would build the facility on an acre of land for which the company would pay the county millions in rent, according to a memorandum from Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez to commissioners.
Officials in Ohio are reporting that they have arrested a 59-year-old man who intentionally drove his vehicle into a gas station pump and began making verbal threats towards witnesses.The incident occurred in Painesville, Ohio on Saturday.Investigators say surveillance video shows the suspect Michael Craig ,inside of a Buick SUV in the parking lot of the convenience store. He then suddenly took off in that vehicle and rammed it into a gas pump. The impact of the collision caused the pump to dislodge and strike a Ford pickup truck housing two adults and a child.Thankfully the occupants of the truck were uninjured and were able to escape the truck before a small fire started.Craig then continued driving and entered the roadway where he struck a moving vehicle and slammed into a chain link fence before the vehicle caught fire.When witnesses approached Craig to try and help him, Craig reportedly told them that he had a gun and that he was going to kill everyone.Moments after authorities arrived at the scene, Craig exited the burning vehicle holding a pair of pliers in his hands. When authorities realized the object in Craig’s hands was not a gun, they deployed bean bag rounds and eventually used a taser to take Craig into custody.Once in custody Craig was taken to an area hospital where he was treated for several minor burns. He has since been transferred to the Lake County Jail.