More Cool Stuff Community News Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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 First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Police, Fire & The Courts Jacob Mallory Bersson Back in Court for a Pretrial Hearing in Fatal Stabbing of Pasadena Chef Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 | 12:38 pm Community News Subscribe Jacob Mallory Bersson, accused in the fatal stabbing of Pasadena chef Lawrence Bressler and his wife Denise, will be back in court Wednesday for pretrial hearing of the two counts of murder he was charged with after the killings in October 2014.The hearing will be at Department F of the Pasadena Courthouse.Charges against Bersson include the special circumstance allegation of multiple murders along with an allegation that Bersson personally used a knife in the murders.Bersson pleaded not guilty to the charge during his arraignment on December 15, 2014.Court records say Bersson had just recently moved from Florida to Pasadena and was living with the victims at 290 N. Madison Avenue. Police said in the early morning of October 13, 2014, Bersson forced his way into the Bresslers’ bedroom and stabbed them repeatedly with a knife.Lawrence Bressler was able to call 911 before 6:30 a.m. and identified Bersson, his cousin, as the attacker. Bressler later died in surgery; his wife had died shortly after arriving at a hospital.Bersson was arrested on the day of the murders and has not been released from the Los Angeles County Jail ever since.Deputy District Attorney Melanie Buccat is prosecuting the case. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
VISA HOLDERS HOMEWARD BOUNDWritten by Joe GuzzardiDuring the upcoming mid-term elections, the 35 Senate races and the 435 House of Representatives campaigns will feature candidates who promise to help create more jobs. Their pledge to improve the labor market for unemployed and underemployed American workers will be at their platforms’ core.Often, however, job addition can come about through job subtraction, namely when immigration policies that are hurtful to American workers are revised to instead help them.An example: A dateline New Delhi, India story explained that the Trump administration’s proposed end to the H-4 visa that gives H-1–visa holders’ spouses and children under age 21 employment permission could open up as many as 100,000 jobs for Americans.A brief, straightforward H-4 visa history lesson is in order. Since Congress enacted the 1990 Immigration Act and created the H-1B, spouses and children under age 21 were specifically denied work authorization. An H-1–who accepted a U.S. assignment knew that his spouse – H-4s are mostly women – would not be able to legally work at any job, low- or high-skilled. After decades of intense but unsuccessful lobbying, however, the Obama White House circumnavigated Congress and issued one of its several pro-immigration executive actions that gave work permits to certain H-4s. Congress has sole authority over immigration.The executive order artificially inflated the labor market which fundamentally had no need for job seekers. No oversight agency determined that the skills of H-4s are in demand as is the practice with H-1Bs. And the H-4s, unlike their spouses, have no labor protections, which could make them vulnerable to employers’ abuse. Finally, the H-4s’ academic and previous employment credentials obtained thousands of miles away from their U.S. homes are difficult to confirm and are often overstated.Some may have worthwhile skills. Still, the incoming deal they made was that they would not have work permits. And displacing an American, or competing with one for employment, violates the spirit of the deal they accepted.Interestingly, if reports out of San Francisco are true, then the working H-4 population could decline without federal intervention. When the Harris Poll asked 171 San Francisco-based HR professionals and hiring managers about their global recruiting practices, only 8 percent responded that they proactively seek out foreign nationals, and 54 percent said that sourcing overseas labor is not very important to their current talent acquisition strategy.Moreover, San Francisco employers said that they’re hiring 33 percent fewer foreign nationals while the same trend is in progress nationwide; 26 percent of corporations are less reliant on overseas workers. Assuming the trend continues, fewer H-1Bs means fewer of their H-4 spouses.While the Bay Area replies may be in part to deflect public criticism, they reflect a concern about tighter immigration practices that could slow foreign labor’s flow even though the companies insist they need them. The White House has promised to make it harder for tech firms to hire foreign workers and announced more vigorous onsite enforcement to weed out fraud, even though the companies all still insist they need them.In the end, the universal truism applies. As the number of foreign workers rises, so does the workers’ general population. The more workers, including those from overseas, the less likely wages will rise, or for Americans to be employed.–FOOTNOTE: Joe Guzzardi is a Progressives for Immigration Reform analyst who has been writing about immigration for more than 30 years. Contact him at [email protected] The City-County Observer posted this article without opinion, bias or editing.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
University of Georgia horticulturist Bodi Pennisi will discuss the best annual and tropical plants for Georgia home and professional landscapes at the Sept. 21 meeting of the Georgia Perennial Plant Association.The seminar begins at 7:30 p.m. in McElreath Hall at the Atlanta History Center. Pennisi’s research projects include studying the use of tropical plants in Georgia landscapes. She works closely with the floriculture industry and tests plant materials in the UGA Trial Gardens in Athens and the UGA Research and Education Garden in Griffin.For more information on the GPPA, see the web site www.georgiaperennial.org.
The Batesville Lady Bulldogs finished 2nd in a three-way match at Greensburg Golf Course.Greensburg shot 191. Batesville 208 Lawrenceburg 211.Emma Weiler was the meet medalist with a score of 37.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tom Meyer.
A banner calling for Pardew to go was displayed before and after the 1-0 defeat and the large away following directed their ire towards their manager in the stands during the match. Newcastle have conceded 12 goals without reply in their four losses, although there was more than a hint of misfortune about this one. Erik Pieters’ goal in the 42nd minute was his first for six years and the Dutch left-back certainly did not intend for his cross to drop into the top corner. Pardew accepted Newcastle’s current run is not good enough, saying of the fans: “I think their frustration boiled over a little bit and we need to settle it down. “The way to settle it down is to get a win, unfortunately it hasn’t come today.” Injuries certainly have not helped and Pardew hopes the return of top scorer Loic Remy can provoke a change in fortune. He said: “It was close today. I thought we had good character in the group. It was an honest performance but we lacked creative flair, and we lack a little bit of ability in and around the box. “Loic’s return, which I think will happen next week, will be important to us.” Pardew’s main gripe was not the goal but referee Mike Jones’ refusal to give a penalty when Papiss Cisse went down under a challenge from Geoff Cameron. “It was a bit of a fluke goal,” said the Magpies boss. Alan Pardew felt the heat from Newcastle’s supporters as the Magpies slumped to a fourth consecutive Barclays Premier League defeat at Stoke. “The wind took hold of it, which made it almost impossible for Tim (Krul) to save, but I thought the call before that when we should have had a penalty was a big turning point, because we need a goal and that would have been a nice opportunity for us.” Stoke boss Mark Hughes acknowledged their slice of luck but believed his side merited the three points. He said: “In fairness to Erik, he’s already held his hand up. It was a little bit of fortune, that wasn’t his intention obviously, but I thought his link-up play with Marko (Arnautovic) was really positive for us. “He’s been in that position many times this season and put quality balls in that haven’t been converted. Today he’s got in the same position and put another quality ball in and it’s gone in, and he takes credit for that. “We had the vast majority of the clear-cut chances in the game. Newcastle put balls into good areas but I thought defensively we were nice and sound today. “We didn’t really come under any sustained pressure, and any pressure we did come under we dealt with. All in all, it was a very professional performance.” Dutch international Pieters joined Stoke last summer from PSV Eindhoven and has started all but two Premier League games. “He’s done really well,” said Hughes.” “It’s difficult for a player to come into a new league. He’s played almost every game for me and done really well in the majority of them. “Prior to that he hadn’t played a great deal of football for a year, so for him to come in and have the season he has in his first season in the Premier League, he takes great credit. “I’m pleased he’s able to get the headlines today.” Press Association
Quentin Hillsman didn’t need to think twice. After watching his team have one of its best all-around offensive games, crash the boards and buckle down defensively, Hillsman could confidently say it was likely the best Syracuse has played all season.‘We played a very good basketball game,’ Hillsman said in a phone interview after the game. ‘We just wanted to come out and be physical, and be aggressive in the paint and do the things we do, which is rebound the basketball and score points in the paint. We did a very good job of that.’In the type of shooting performance the Orange (10-4, 0-1 Big East) has been looking for all season, SU thrashed Niagara 81-30 Thursday night in front of 764 inside the Carrier Dome. The Orange scored 53 points in the first half, the most it has scored in a half all season. Syracuse shot 25-of-58 (43.1 percent) from the field, and outrebounded the Purple Eagles 54-30. While the Orange found its shooting stroke, Niagara (3-9) struggled mightily on offense, and finished the game having shot a meager 12-of-59 (20 percent).The 51-point victory was the largest margin of victory for SU since its 90-31 rout of Bryant last season.Center Kayla Alexander dominated the low post for Syracuse, scoring 20 points while also grabbing 12 rebounds, taking advantage of her four-inch height advantage over Purple Eagles center Val McQuade.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHillsman credited Alexander’s quickness in the low post with her strong performance, and said her ability to elude the Niagara defense going to the hoop helped her take over.‘They did a very good job of pushing off the block,’ Hillsman said. ‘She did a very good job of catching, and then turning around and making very solid moves.’Niagara jumped out to an early 3-2 lead after a 3-pointer from McQuade, but SU then went on a 16-0 run to go up 18-3, and the Purple Eagles never got close for the rest of the game.After struggling to find an alternative way to score other than relying on Alexander all season, SU finally shot well from beyond the arc, draining 3-of-5 3-pointers. Guards Carmen Tyson-Thomas, Rachel Coffey and La’Shay Taft each had one apiece.Tyson-Thomas finished the game with 15 points, and had 13 rebounds to notch her 12th double-double of her career and third this season.‘That was one of the things, we wanted to shoot a good percentage from the field and we wanted to take care of the basketball,’ Hillsman said. ‘Our goal with turnovers, we missed it by a couple, but we still did a very good job.’The Orange finished with 17 turnovers, one of its best games it has had in that category in its 14 games this year.Defensively, Syracuse managed to get 15 steals and nine blocks. All told, Syracuse dominated both ends of the floor in the type of game Hillsman and the Orange have been looking to put together all year.‘You want to play well, and we definitely played very, very well tonight,’ Hillsman said. ‘We’re playing good basketball going into Big East, and we’ll look to continue that on New Year’s Eve.’SU has one more game before it returns to conference play, when the level of competition will increase significantly. For now, though, Hillsman said his team’s confidence is increasing with seemingly every win.And in playing at home for the first time in 19 days, the Orange finally had a superlative win.‘It’s very good to get back home. We do well here. We had a very good crowd here. It was good to get home. I was very pleased with the support from the crowd, and I hope we can get the same thing on New Year’s Eve.’[email protected] Published on December 29, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman Comments Facebook Twitter Google+