South Pasadena Arts Crawl Announces Talent Show

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News South Pasadena Arts Crawl Announces Talent Show From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, February 9, 2015 | 12:22 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Make a comment The South Pasadena Arts Council is partnering with the Fremont Centre Theatre for the next South Pasadena Arts Crawl on Saturday February 21st from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.SPARC is collaborating with FCT on its first Community Talent Show at the Theatre. The two organizations are inviting community members to audition for a 3-5 minute slot on stage at the Arts Crawl on the 21st. The two remaining audition dates and times are: Saturday, February 7th, from 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. and next Wednesday, February 11th, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.To reserve an audition time, please call Carl Weintraub at (323) 253-8547. There are still some open times available. Come out and show the community your talent!Calling all Middle School, High School and Adult performers to audition and perform. If you can sing, act, dance play an instrument, do stand-up comedy or magic or just tell stories we want you to join the festivities. It promises to be a fun night.Come out for the Arts Crawl, and enjoy community performers at the Fremont Centre Theatre and visit all the other venues that are presenting exhibitions, music, and interactive projects. Stores will be open and having special offers and of course there will be the infamous food trucks. It’s our own neighborhood night celebrating the arts and our local businesses.Come out and take in the sights, sounds and the creativity of South Pasadena’s vibrant arts community!Following the official end of the Arts Crawl at 9:00 pm, SPARC will host an after party at the Theatre with live music, snacks and drinks (Donations are encouraged). Attendance for this event is limited.SPARC is a project of the Pasadena Arts Council’s EMERGE Fiscal Sponsorship Program. For more information, email [email protected] or visit www.sopasartscouncil.com. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Top of the News 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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. Community News HerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyUnapologetic Celebs Women AdoreHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Family of Sacramento man killed in police-involved shooting hires lawyer in Trayvon Martin case

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — The civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who represented Trayvon Martin’s family, said at a press conference Monday he would be representing the family of Stephon Clark, the 22-year-old who was shot at 20 times by police while clutching only a cellphone.Crump made the announcement before a throng of reporters at Sacramento City Hall, where he compared the outcomes seen by suspects in the Austin bombing and Parkland shooting with that of Clark. The attorney was flanked by Sequita Thompson, Clark’s grandmother.Crump discussed the parallels among the deaths of Clark, Martin, Michael Brown, Terrance Crutcher and Eric Garner, as well as the recent events in Texas and in Florida. Martin, 17 at the time, was shot six years ago in Florida by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer.“People who are committing mass shootings in Florida were not shot once, but a young man holding a cell phone was shot 20 times,” said Crump, who was cheered by many attending the press conference. “A young man who was bombing homes in Austin, Texas, the police followed him for hours and he wasn’t shot once.“But an unarmed man holding a cell phone is shot 20 times.”The attorney also invoked the words of Martin Luther King, whose assassination was 50 years ago, saying: “It is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence in this world; it’s nonviolence or nonexistence.”Clark, nicknamed “Zo,” “chose nonviolence,” said Crump, vowing that he will not let Clark be nonexistent in death.Thompson, Clark’s grandmother, poured her heart out, asking why Sacramento officers fired 20 bullets at her grandson as he stood in her backyard on March 18.“Why didn’t you just shoot him in the arm?” she asked, weeping. “Shoot him in the leg? Why did you have to do that?”According to Sacramento Police Department bodycam footage, Clark was unarmed. He had been holding an iPhone.Thompson was home at the time of the shooting and hear the gunshots from her dining room.“All I heard was boom, boom, boom,” she said, as she crawled to reach her 7-year-old granddaughter’s bedroom to call 911. “They never should have killed him like that.”Clark’s older brother, Stevante Clark, spoke to ABC News days after his brother was killed, and he described his grandmother’s reaction.“She yelled at them and called them murderers,” he said.Stevante Clark said he didn’t know why police officers were pursuing his brother in the first place.“The cops didn’t provide us with any information about the alleged break-ins,” he said.It had been initially reported that cops received a 911 phone call from a neighbor. In fact, according to a later-released 911 call, a male neighbor had described a man wearing a hoodie attempting to break a window of his truck before running off.Officers and a chopper hovering above headed toward the 7500 block of 29th Street and spotted Clark in his grandmother’s backyard.Stephon Clark, according to Stevante Clark, regularly entered the home through the backyard because the front doorbell was broken.According to the released bodycam footage, when officers encountered Clark they believed he was holding a “toolbar.” The officers said Clark motioned toward them, as one can be heard yelling, “Show me your hands … gun, gun, gun!”The officers then combined to fire 20 shots.Sgt. Vance Chandler, a police spokesman, told ABC News that the department was still reviewing Monday’s events involving Crump and Stephon Clark’s family before responding publicly.The Sacramento Police Department so far has refused to release to ABC News the names of the two officers who allegedly shot Stephon Clark.The officers were placed on administrative leave and reportedly have each received death threats.“At this point,” Chandler said, “we are evaluating that on a day-by-day basis because of the threats the officers have received.”In terms of the family’s filing a potential wrongful-death lawsuit, the spokesman said that he hasn’t “received any information on that” and that the department “is committed to being transparent with this incident.”The press conference on Monday was interrupted by chants of Stephon Clark’s name, as one of his two brothers repeatedly kissed the cheek of Alice Huffman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.“We need gun control in our community,” Huffman said, “but we also need gun control for police in this nation.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Here’s where Confederate statues and memorials have been removed in the US

first_imgABC NewsBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Across the country, local and state leaders have been listening to protester’s calls to reexamine their controversial relics of the past and current policies on policing.In the last two weeks, locations such as Richmond, Virginia, Jacksonville, Florida and Indianapolis, Indiana, have quickly moved to remove Confederate statues and memorials from public places as demonstrators reignited arguments about the pain the statues have caused. Historians and civil rights groups have long said these statues were put in place to emphasize white supremacy over black people during the late 19th century.After the weeks of protests from residents following George Floyd’s death, leaders have rethought their stances on the statues and approving their removals.As of Friday morning, at least seven cities have either removed or approved the removal of Confederate monuments. The most controversial of those memorials, the Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond, Virginia, is caught up in a legal battle.Corporations and other organizations have also announced they were removing Confederate related items. The University of Alabama said it would remove three Confederate plaques from its campus and create a committee to review buildings that bear the names of Confederate members.In some cities, protesters have taken matters into their own hands. People have toppled and defaced Confederate statues in Virginia and Alabama during the protests following the death of George Floyd in police custody.Some protesters have also taken down and defaced statues of Christopher Columbus and other figures linked to colonialism, slavery and racial violence and disparity in their cities.At the same time, police offices and cities have worked to increase transparency between law enforcement and prohibit excessive force.Minneapolis’s city council said it has enough votes to disband its police force, despite opposition from its mayor, and New York’s State Legislature approved a bill that would repeal a measure that prevented disclosure of information on officers who were disciplined.Activists predict that more cities and police forces will enact reforms in response to Floyd’s death.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Community supports Sidney PD with new shed

first_imgThanks to the community, the Sidney Police Department now have their very own shed to store all the training accessories they have. The motorcycle group made up of veterans and law enforcement officers donated more than $1,000 to the project. The maker of the shed was also local, offering a discount on the shed to show support. “Our whole goal is to support the community, support law enforcement, to support veterans, and this was right up our alley,” said Fred Deutcsh, president of the motorcycle club. “It was an honor to help them, I would do it again,” said Insinga. “It was a great way to get our community together, and really back our blue, that’s important.” “We had to lug this equipment back and forth every time we wanted to use the range,” said Sidney Police Chief Eric Oliver. “It really showed us that the community we work for is worth the time we put into it,” said Oliver. When Delaware Valley Humane Society Shelter Director Erin Insinga learned of the department’s problem, she says she wanted to help immediately. SIDNEY (WBNG) — The Sidney community is rallying behind their police department with a token of appreciation. The Sidney Police Department’s firing range sits a little more than one mile away from the station. “We’ve had a long standing relationship with Sidney PD, professionally and personally. I consider them to all be friends of mine,” said Insinga. To fund raise, she turned to the community for help, selling t-shirts at $20 each. Then, more members of the community began to step up, like the Nam Knights Southern Tier Chapter. last_img read more