Jackie Robinson Plaque Could Be Made More Visible

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Dos And Don’ts Of Tinder You Must KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News 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 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 Showtimescenter_img 10 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Jackie Robinson Plaque Could Be Made More Visible By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 6:37 am Community News The Jackie Robinson plaque. Image courtesy The Baseball Sociologist.A plaque on Pepper Street honoring the time Civil Rights icon Jackie Robinson lived in Pasadena could be raised higher so that it’s easier to find.At Monday’s City Council meeting, local author Okeyo Jumal told the council that he received a call from someone who could not find the plaque and asked that it be made more prominent.“Unless you get out of your car and wander up the street you are not going to see it,” Jumal told the council.Robinson family at their house on Pepper Street. Image courtesy Pasadena Museum of HistoryThe flat plaque which is on the sidewalk reads, “Jackie Robinson resided on this site with his family from 1922 to 1946.”According to Councilman John Kennedy, the plaque is near a property the Robinson family owned, not the house where Jackie and Mack Robinson lived.“This is an opportunity for Pasadena to fully embrace Jackie Robinson in Northwest Pasadena and to celebrate, the struggles that he had to endure to achieve so much in America,” Kennedy said.Kennedy forwarded to Jumal to Cultural Affairs Director Rochelle Branch.When reached by phone on Tuesday, Branch said she had to research the next steps in the process and had nothing to report yet.The Robinson brothers made history on the world stage. Jackie broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947. Before that he was a standout athlete at John Muir High School and UCLA.His brother Mack won a silver medal in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, finishing behind Jesse Owens and smashing Hitler’s Aryan superiority claims.According to some legends Owens had received new spikes shortly before the race which lead to his victory. Mack was using the same spikes he had run in all season.The Robinsons faced and battled racism in Pasadena and helped desegregate the pool at Brookside Park.When Mack Robinson returned to Pasadena after the Olympics, he felt unappreciated. According to reports, Jackie never returned to Pasadena.Jackie and Mack’s younger brother Edgar was brutalized by Pasadena Police on the Rose Parade route over parade seats in 1939.If Robinson’s plaque is raised, it could lead to the plaque of another prominent African American receiving the same treatment. A plaque honoring President Barack Obama on Glenarm Street also cannot be spotted from the street. Obama lived in Pasadena while attending Occidental University. Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Christian brother charged with indecent assault

first_imgEmail A FORMER Christian Brother is to face trial at the Circuit Court for alleged indecent assault of a schoolboy over 40 years ago.  64-year-old Sean Drummond, with an address at Broadford Avenue, Ballinteer, Dublin, was presented with the book of evidence  last week at Limerick District Court.  The accused faces charges of indecently assaulting a 10-year-old boy on dates between August 1968 and August 1969 at the Christian Brothers School, Sexton Street, Limerick. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The then 4th class pupil was attending the school where Mr Drummond was a teacher.Sgt Donal Cronin said it was the direction of the DPP that the accused be sent forward for trial on the charges, and Judge O’Kelly remanded him on continuing bail with the condition that he has no contact with the alleged injured party. Facebook WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsChristian brother charged with indecent assaultBy admin – September 19, 2012 716 Twittercenter_img Linkedin Advertisement Previous articleSulky driver claimed he ‘would walk freeNext articleCity praised for proactive management of derelict buildings admin Printlast_img read more

On speaking, thinking, and the future of democracy

first_imgDear Editor:Kudos to Sean Parker and Chamath Palihapitiya, two social media bigwigs who just blew the whistle on how their industry is destroying society. They ought to be short-listed for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.So, as it turns out, it really is both unhealthy and bizarre that a large percentage of our population now drifts through the day in a computerized trance, like electronic sheep tethered to their devices—counting dopamine-inducing “likes” for a cheap high (a new kind of drug-addict)—while ignoring the awe, wonder, and beauty of actual life; which includes conversations with, um, actual people….remember them?Having taught English at both the high school and college levels since 1997, I’ve had a front row seat for the great “erosion of conversation” in America. If I had a dollar for every student I reminded to turn off their Smartphone in class, to better engage in the joy of real conversation, I’d be a rich man today, worth more than my measly teacher salary ever paid me.Not only do poor conversational skills lead to an increase in personal boredom, social isolation, and a sense of alienation or atomization that destroys community (David Brooks has been excellent on this lately), it also paves the way for tyranny. Makes sense, right? If citizens can’t discuss political problems in a calm and rational manner, and without demonizing the other as “Trumpian” or “Liberal,” how can we explore solutions to these problems?Also crucial is the fascinating link between conversation and thinking. Socrates was onto this with his “dialogic method,” but the modern field of cognitive psychology went even further. Created by scholars like Frank Smith (a fierce critic of our testing-obsessed education system) and Jerome Bruner, who discovered that human beings think best in terms of stories, the work of cognitive psychologists needs to be paid more attention to.First, though, we need to shift education away from its current, shallow marketing orientation—of producing better technocrats for the global economy—to one that nurtures more humane, thoughtful, peace-loving citizens. As a first step in this direction, the link between education and democracy (which nobody talks about these days but which seemed obvious to Thomas Jefferson and John Dewey) ought to be known more broadly by the general public.To help this process along, my wife and I created a nonprofit TV show, “Public Voice Salon,” that cares less about pundits and celebrities than artists and thinkers whose ideas could change the world. This year we featured the anti-nuclear activist Alice Slater, who seeks to abolish all nuclear weapons, and Nel Noddings, a philosopher known for her pioneering “theory of care” in education.It might also be time to gather together, in cafes and bookstores and civic spaces, and even in our homes—shutting off our smart (dumb?) phones—to practice the sacred, ancient, democracy-saving art of conversation. Reactions to this letter are welcome at [email protected] John Bredinlast_img read more

This large family home is an entertainer’s dream

first_imgInside 133 Westlake Rd, Westlake.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019“The fact that it’s heated means we get a few extra months a year to enjoy it. There’s also a great entertaining area near the pool that gets a lot of use.”Located on the ground floor, the master or guest suit features a large walk-in-robe and ensuite, complete with freestanding bath, separate shower, vanity and toilet with direct access to the garden. real estate, 133 Westlake Dr, WestlakeDesigned with families and entertainers in mind, this large family home has been beautifully renovated.Owner Michael Carpentier said his family have enjoyed the four-bedroom, three-bathroom house at 133 Westlake Drive, Westlake since 2000.“We bought it off my parents when they retired and moved in straight away. Since then, we’ve renovated and enjoyed the large living space and open floor plan,” he said.Featuring dual entertainment areas, Mr Carpentier said the house is ideal for families.“We love watching movies in the big lounge, and spend lots of time in the pool during summer,” he said. Inside 133 Westlake Dr, Westlake.Upstairs, a second master bedroom comes airconditioned with ensuite and walk-in-robe. There is also two queen-size bedrooms, study and second living room.The designer kitchen has a butler’s pantry, wine fridge, and top-of-the-range appliances.center_img Inside 133 Westlake Dr, Westlake.There is also a second kitchen in the three-vehicle garage.The home is on a 701sq m block, close to shops and parks.“We’re really going to miss the location,” said Mr Carpentier.“It’s so close to schools, transport, sporting ovals and shopping centres.“Westlake is a fantastic neighbourhood, everyone is so friendly. It really is such a great family area.”last_img read more