Celebrate Father’s Day with a Slice of Italy

first_imgRestaurant Cover Column 1 Celebrate Father’s Day with a Slice of Italy This Father’s Day, nothing would bring a smile to your dad’s face more than an Italian supercar, or maybe an Italian dinner at Charlie’s Trio By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Friday, June 7, 2013 | 5:56 pm 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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. Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img Though Italians celebrate Father’s Day in March on the Feast of St. Joseph, that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the American way in an Italian setting this June.This Father’s Day, celebrate life with your Dad in a most Italian way at Charlie’s Trio, located at 5769 Huntington Drive, North Los Angeles.Originally located at the borders of LA, Pasadena and Alhambra, Charlie’s Trio started out as a small pizza place called Big Man Pizza. Established by Chuck Fata Jr., the father of the current owners, after 10 years, it transformed into a full service restaurant with a sports bar and take-out service. Despite all these coming in threes, the name Charlie’s Trio is named for the Grandfather, father and brother, all named Charlie, who played key roles in establishing the store.Today, Charlie’s Trio has grown and offers a wide range of authentic Italian cuisine. From pizza to pastas, and even calzones and broasted chicken, Charlie’s Trio always has something for everyone.To top it all off, you can also have Tiramisu for dessert.If it’s family bonding you want, you can also bring your dad to 38 Degrees for a round of beers, or if you’re feeling sophisticated, Vino at Trios has a great selection of California and Italian wines.For a more sober experience, Charlie’s Trio Cafe offers light Italian fare to match you and your dad’s cup of Cappuccino.All are owned and operated by the same owners of Charlie’s Trio so you can expect the same great Italian food and service.Give your dad a nice Italian dinner this Father’s day at Charlie’s Trio, or its affiliated restaurants, and be part of a tradition that was started 40 years ago by two fathers and a brother.How good an idea is that? Perfectissimo.To find out more about Charlie’s Trio, visit http://www.charliestrio.com.For more on Charlie’s Trio Cafe, visit http://www.charliestriocafe.com.  Discover the full range of spirits at Vino’s at Trios at http://www.vinotrios.com.Finally, to get the full score on the available brews at 38 degrees, check out http://38degreesalhambra.com. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment More Cool Stuff Community News Business News 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 Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Local DAC chapter hosts state assembly

first_img You Might Like JCA hosting scavenger hunt Plumb Bob is missing and, from all reports, Plumb Bob was last seen hanging around the Johnson Center for the… read more Email the author The 2015 Alabama Society DAC opened on Friday night with a candlelight dinner at the Troy Country Club with more than 40 members in attendance.“The program was presented by Lawrence Bowden, president of the Brundidge Historical Society, which through its folk life events seeks, to preserve the heritage of the rural South,” she said. “It is very encouraging to know that there are those who are continuing to preserve the history of our country and, in ways that are informative and entertaining and provide opportunities for people of the community to share their talents and abilities.”Special awards were presented to Nathan Southerland and MS4 June S. Hilarides. The Captain Thomas Carter, Sr. Chapter of the Alabama Society of the Daughters of the American Colonists hosted the Society’s 76th State Assembly in Troy Friday and Saturday.Mary Alyce Sanders, Chapter Regent and assembly chair, said the members of the Captain Thomas Carter, Sr. Chapter were honored to have the opportunity to host the state assembly.“The members of the DAC are descendants of a man or woman, who rendered patriotic or civil service to the American colonies prior to July 4, 1776,” Sanders said. “We are a lineage society whose members work to preserve our heritage and record our history for future generations.” Local DAC chapter hosts state assembly Jean S. Lee, co-chair of the assembly said there are eight chapters of the Alabama Society DAC and all chapters were represented at the annual meeting.The Captain Thomas Carter, Sr. Chapter was organized on Feb. 28, 1982.“Having the state assembly here in Troy on the anniversary of the date our chapter was organized was very special,” Lee said.A year after the Captain Thomas Carter, Sr. Chapter DAC was organized, chapter members planted an oak tree on the square in downtown Troy.William Carter, who came to Pike County in 1824, was the great-great-great grandson of Captain Thomas Carter, Sr. Thomas Carter, Sr. came to Virginia in 1653. He was a planter, merchant, attorney and captain in the militia.William Carter served in the War of 1812 and is buried in the William Carter Cemetery.Lee expressed appreciation to the Chapter members who worked on committees that were necessary to the success of the assembly. The decorations were done by Rebecca Southerland, who is a charter member of the organization. Her mother, Nannette Carter, was also a charter member of the organization.Regent Sanders and Martha Richburg McKee are active charter members.Lee, Elizabeth Mitchell, Deborah Beck, Debbie Patterson and Sally Jones made up the various committees for the assembly meeting.Members of the DAC serve their communities through patriotic education, scholarships for Native American students, marking historical sites and service to veterans. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Blood Sugar Blaster Published 3:00 am Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Print Articlecenter_img Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Southerland, a student at Wallace Community College in Dothan, received the outstanding history award. Hilarides was the ROTC award winner. She is a student in the Troy University’s School of Nursing.On Saturday, Alabama Society DAC members attended business meetings during the morning and the Golden Acorn luncheon at noon.The Rev. Ed Shirley of Brundidge United Methodist Church presented a dramatization of the life of Francis Scott Key, the American lawyer, author and amateur poet who wrote the “Star-Spangled Banner.”“Rev. Shirley was outstanding at Francis Scott Key,” Sanders said. “He brought out many interesting facts about Francis Scott Key that I had never heard. It was a very interesting presentation.” Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. 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Compost happens

first_imgOnce the pile has stopped heating, allow it to mature for two tothree months. Materials in the compost can be toxic to plants ifyou don’t let it mature. This can be particularly problematic ifyou use the compost in a potting mix.When the compost has matured, add it to your garden or lawn. Useit as mulch, or add it to a potting mix. Or steep it in a porousbag for 30 minutes to several hours and then water your plantswith the nutrient-rich compost tea.(George Boyhan is an Extension Service horticulturist with theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.) Don’t use fresh sawdust, particularly from olderpressure-treated lumber. (Older wood treatments used highly toxicarsenic compounds.) Fresh sawdust takes a long time to breakdown. It can use up nitrogen, stopping the composting.Don’t put meats, bones, grease and similar kitchen waste inthe pile. They can smell bad and attract vermin. Grease can blockair flow.Don’t add cat or dog manure. It will smell bad and maypresent a disease problem. Manures from horses, cows and chickensare OK, but handle them carefully. Neighbors might not appreciatebarnyard smells. Chicken litter, especially, has a strong ammoniaodor. By George BoyhanUniversity of GeorgiaCompost happens. Using microorganisms to decompose organic matterinto a nutrient-rich soil amendment is a great way to reducewaste and put it to good use. It happens one way or another, in a passive or active process.In the passive mode, just pile up yard and kitchen waste and letit break down naturally. In active composting, turn the pileregularly to speed up the process and keep it going.The drawbacks to passive composting are that it can take up totwo years and, if the pile doesn’t get enough oxygen, it canstart breaking down without it. That will stink.This often occurs if the pile has too much moisture and drainspoorly, particularly in times of heavy rain.Easy rotterThe upside to passive composting is it’s easy. Over time, withpassive composting, rich compost forms underneath the pile. Toaccess the compost, just remove the fresh organic matter on topand dig out the compost.Composting can be a continuous process, with new materials addedto the pile as they become available. Or, you can do it inbatches, with the proper ratio of materials combined and turnedregularly until the compost is finished.To build a proper compost pile, use the right mix of materials tostart the decomposition and keep the process going. Commercialcomposters refer to the proper carbon-to-nitrogen ratio, usuallyin the 25:1 to 40:1 range.Brown and greenAn easy way to look at this mix is the blend of brown and greenmaterials. Brown materials are rich in carbon and relatively lowin nitrogen. These include leaves, pine bark, straw and chippedor shredded wood. Leaves, twigs and branches will compost fasterif you shred or chip them before adding them to the pile.Green materials are rich in nitrogen — grass clippings, kitchenscraps, manures.When you form a compost pile, make 80 percent of the volume brownand 20 percent green for the best composting. Mix thesethoroughly to begin the process.Turning a compost pile every three to seven days makes theprocess go quickly to completion. But it’s not required.Hot’s rightYou can be sure the process is ongoing by the heat in the pile.If there’s no heat, it isn’t composting. After four to six weeks,the heat-generating process will dissipate, followed by eight to12 weeks during which the compost will mature.No composting structure is required, but a bin can help keepthings tidy. It’s easy to build one with lumber and wire.Store-bought bins and tumblers can keep materials together andaid the turning process.Some noteworthy don’ts:last_img read more

Janitors rally for higher wages

first_imgUSC janitors took to Trousdale Parkway Wednesday in their second protest in less than a week.Dressed in purple t-shirts and carrying signs that proclaimed “Justice for Janitors,” the large group made a circuit around campus, passing McCarthy Quad, Katherine B. Loker Stadium and Tommy Trojan before ending near the Finger Fountain. They conducted a similar protest last Friday.The 200-250 janitors organized by the Service Employees International Union, United Service Workers West, are asking USC officials to support them in their bid for higher wages and better health care benefits from subcontractor Aramark. The previously protested on campus  in 2009 and in 2012.“We have been basically negotiating a contract for the workers where we’re trying to make sure we maintain the standard and elevate in areas where we think it’s the most important, so specifically in wages,” said Edmundo Garcia, contract enforcement specialist at SEIU USWW.The workers union contract expired at the end of June. Since, the janitors have been working without a contract, according to Luiz Fuentes, lead organizer with SIEU USWW.“[Negotiations haven’t] gone as smoothly as we would like for it to go,” Fuentes said.Though the janitors’ negotiations are strictly with Aramark, the group hopes that the University can assist them in negotiating a better contract.“As the entity getting the services from Aramark, [the University has] a big stake in this,” Garcia said.Flyers the group has been handing out include the numbers of both President C.L. Max Nikias and John Welsh, associate vice president of Facilities Management Services, and ask supporters to call the two.USC, however, said it is not involved in the negotiations.“We know the University is one of the most highly endowed universities,” Garcia said. “We feel like we want to make sure that our janitors are getting paid good wages so that they can continue to provide the benefits and decent living for their families.”Currently, the janitors earn from $9.75 up to $17 an hour, depending on how long they’ve held their job and their skill set, Garcia said.“These workers need to stay ahead of the minimum wage, especially on a campus that can afford it,” Luiz said. “They need to protect their healthcare, and we need to protect the conditions of the workers in this campus.”Previously, USC directly employed the janitors.“Many of them feel very tied to the USC community,” Garcia said. “They see themselves as USC workers.”Salvador Hernandez, one of the janitors protesting, said he’s been working at USC for 25 years.“We’re protesting because it’s one of our rights to raise issues and concerns and also voice our position,” Hernandez said through a translator. “We want the university president to know we want a good contract.”Nadine Apilado contributed to this report.last_img read more