8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Cover Story The Langham Huntington, Pasadena Celebrates Romance with $100,000 Proposal of the Century Ultimate luxury experience includes private proposal in the Rose Bowl Stadium, bespoke performance by the 40-piece Pasadena Symphony Orchestra, $35,000 custom diamond engagement ring, and two nights in the hotelâ€™s Tournament of Roses Presidential Suite From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 | 11:30 am Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Introducing a 100th birthday tribute to the original Huntington Hotel, The Langham Huntington, Pasadena has unveiled the $100,000 Proposal of The Century â€“ an unparalleled engagement experience for couples who treasure elegance, roses, culture and romance. Quietly nestled just minutes from Downtown Los Angeles in beautiful Pasadena, The Langham Huntington captures the grace and elegance of classic Southern California. This iconic landmark hotel is the perfect wedding venue, featuring 23 acres of meticulously cultivated gardens and two historic ballrooms.Proposal of the Century coincides with the upcoming arrival of Valentineâ€™s month, but it will be offered through December 29, 2014. The extraordinary package honors not only those in love, but also this monthâ€™s 100th Rose Bowl Game and the 125th Rose Parade. The components of Proposal of the Century have never been offered together, and they are highlighted by a private marriage proposal and luxury music experience provided directly within the iconic Rose Bowl Stadium — a National Historic Landmark with more than 100,000 seats and a close neighbor of The Langham Huntington, Pasadena.Proposal of the Century at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena includes:–Private and exclusive use of The Rose Bowl Stadium, allowing the guest(s) to â€œPop the Questionâ€ directly on the field. The couple may invite up to 40 friends and family to witness the moment.–A private serenade for the participating couple, presented by the 40-piece Pasadena Symphony Orchestra, and performed directly on the Rose Bowl field.–A hand crafted, custom-designed engagement ring featuring a 2.50 carat cushion-cut diamond with a total retail value of $35,000 by Single Stone, located in nearby San Marino, California. A customized stone upgradeis offered as a separate option.–Use of the Rose Bowl video message board to illuminate a personal “Marry Me” message and/or photo collage of the couple during their private engagement experience at the Stadium.–An engagement photographer and videographer to document the proposal experience.–Chauffeur-driven transportation between the Rose Bowl Stadium and The Langham Huntington, Pasadena via Bentley Flying Spur sedan.–A two-night stay in The Langham Huntingtonâ€™s 3,200-square-foot Tournament of Roses Presidential Suite.–In-suite VIP amenities including a bottle of Louis Roederer Cristal Rose Brut Millesime Champagne, 100 long-stemmed roses from Passion Growers â€“ providers of the Official Rose of the Rose Bowl and the Rose Bowl Stadium, chocolate-covered strawberries, a pair of monogrammed Langham bathrobes, and fresh rose petals sprinkled throughout the suite.— A romantic four-course dining experience with wine pairings provided by The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse, presented either in-room or in the restaurant’s exclusive Red Wine Room.–Daily breakfast- for two in-room or at The Terrace.–A dedicated Langham Engagement Coordinator to assist in planning everything from the gala marriage proposal to the entire romantic getaway, from start to finish.Priced at $100,000 and based on availability, Proposal of the Century may be requested confidentially at (626) 568-3600. The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is located at 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, with further property details available at http://pasadena.langhamhotels.com.About The Langham Huntington, PasadenaCapturing the grace and elegance of classic Southern California, The Langham Huntington is an iconic landmark hotel located at the base of the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains, just minutes from downtown Los Angeles in beautiful Pasadena. A renowned Pasadena hotel, the property features 380 guestrooms including 38 suites, eight cottages, world-class dining and an award-winning spa featuring treatments based upon Traditional Chinese Medicine.About The Rose Bowl StadiumLocated in the heart of the Arroyo Seco, one of Southern Californiaâ€™s most active areas, the Rose Bowl Stadium is a National Historic Landmark. For over 90 years, the Rose Bowl Stadium has been home to a collection of the most elite sporting events in the world as well as several first-class entertainment events. From international soccer matches, Menâ€™s and Womenâ€™s World Cup, the Super Bowl and the annual Rose Bowl Game and BCS National Championships to concerts featuring headline entertainers like U2 and The Rolling Stones.About The Pasadena Symphony AssociationThe Pasadena Symphony and POPS is an ensemble of Southern Californiaâ€™s most talented, sought after musicians. With extensive credits in the film, television, recording and orchestral industries, the artists of Pasadena Symphony and POPS are the most heard in the world. The Pasadena Symphony provides a musical experience like no other at the Ambassador Auditorium â€“ known as the Carnegie Hall of the West â€“ where they have been the resident professional orchestra since 2010. In 2013, the Pasadena Symphony named Maestro David Lockington as its fifth Music Director and appointed Nicholas McGegan as Principal Guest Conductor. In the summer of 2012, the Pasadena POPSâ€™ relocated its summer home to the Los Angeles County Arboretum, where it has been performing to record-breaking crowds and critical acclaim. The Pasadena POPS announced Michael Feinstein as its new Principal Pops Conductor in August 2012 — the first conductor to hold the Marvin Hamlisch Chair title. The Pasadena Symphony Association has also served the youth of the region since 1972 through the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra, working with more than 200 gifted middle school students from more than 40 schools in Southern California. The PYSO most recently performed on several episodes of the popular television show GLEE. 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Print NewsLocal NewsPrison sentence hangs over teenager who pounced on schoolboyBy admin – October 10, 2011 745 Linkedin Facebook Twitter Email JUDGE Carroll Moran told a 19-year-old man that he could face a three-year prison sentence for the attempted robbery and the production of a knife to a 12-year-old secondary school student walking home after school. Samuel Cribbins, with an address at 15 Norbiton Hall, Raheen, was before Judge Carroll Moran, after he pleaded guilty to the offences last month. The court heard that the 12-year-old boy was walking home from a secondary school when he noticed a teenager ahead of him acting suspiciously.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Garda Annmarie Hassett, Mayorstone Garda Station, told the court that on December 20 last, she was on patrol in the northside of the city when a mother and son stopped the Garda car to alert them to an incident that had just occurred shortly after 3pm. The teen, who the boy later identified to be the accused, was wearing a dark hoody and had his face initially covered with a balaclava. The boy crossed the road and walked through the grounds of a nearby church to avoid passing the suspicious character, but as the pair neared a residential drive adjacent to the Ennis Road, Cribbins, the court heard, pounced on him demanding his mobile phone. “Gimme your phone or I’ll dig the head off you,” is what was reported to have been said by Cribbins to the youth. The court heard that during the attack, the boy’s assailant drew a blue handled knife and attempted to cut open his pockets. He then lifted him and threw him to the ground. After a brief struggle, the boy made good his escape and fled towards two people walking near the scene, and alerted them to his attacker.Shortly after, the assailant ran off and the boy’s mother arrived on scene. The court heard that Cribbins was identified by the boy from the patrol car as he walked near the Gaelic Grounds. Cribbins was arrested and found in possession of a blue handle knife, and wearing a dark hoody. In his defence, Brian McInerney, representing the accused, said that Limerick city had many youths wearing similar type hoodies and that Cribbins initially said he had the knife for his own protection. It was also offered that Cribbin, who has suffered from an addiction to prescription tablets since his junior cert years, only asked the youth for his phone and then ran off. The court heard that Cribbins had received a three-month suspended sentence just five days before the attempted robbery incident, and that on May 4 last, “he saw the inside of Mulgrave Street prison,” according to Mr McInerney, as part of a three month sentence handed down for theft. Mr McInerney further stated that Cribbins had encountered some personal difficulties in the last few years when he became addicted to tablets, but when he wasn’t taking them, he was a pleasant and polite young man. Garda Hassett agreed when this was put to her. The court also heard that Cribbins was engaged with the Limerick Youth Service since March 2010, having prematurely left secondary school.Mr McInerney told the court this was the same school that the 12-year-old boy attended.Judge Carroll Moran said that it was a frightening set of events for the boy and his mother, and that an appropriate sentence of three years would be applicable. However, following pleas and mitigation, he deferred the matter until next January, and ordered that Cribbins engage with the Probation Services fully. “I have a three year sentence in mind… I will review it again, but it’s curtains if he gets in trouble between this and then”.The matter was adjourned until January 10, 2012. Advertisement WhatsApp Previous articleSocial media risks highlighted at Sports Law SeminarNext articleShots fired on car that rammed gardai admin
Marin County Sheriff’s Office(SAN FRANCISCO) — A search is intensifying in Northern California for a man and woman in their 70s who vanished without a trace. Carol Kiparsky, 77, and Ian Irwin, 72, have been missing since noon on Friday, Feb. 14, according to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office.They were last seen at a rental home in Inverness/Seahaven. “They were supposed to check out Saturday morning, but all of their belongings including phone, wallets and vehicle were left at the vacation cottage,” according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.Kiparsky and Irwin also missed an appointment on Sunday. Authorities called this “highly out of character for them.” Over 130 people from across the Bay Area helped in the search Monday by ground and air, authorities said.There’s no evidence of foul play, Sgt. Brenton Schneider of the Marin County Sheriff’s Office told ABC San Francisco station KGO-TV. “We are still considering this a search and rescue. This hasn’t gone to a recovery,” Schneider told KGO. “We still believe there is a strong likelihood they could still be alive, and that is why we have so many ground crews out looking for them.” Anyone with information is asked to call the Marin County Sheriff’s Office at 415-479-2311.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Comments Bernard James lived through riots, mortar attacks and bombings as an Air Force Military Police member.James did tours in Qatar and Kuwait before he was stationed in Camp Bucca in southern Iraq to assist the army in watching 22,000 suspected terrorists as recently as August 2007.Fast forward 4.5 years, and the 27-year-old James, who hadn’t played organized basketball until the age of 17, is now competing at Florida State.‘Well, I’ve been asked so many questions about the tours he served in Iraq and basketball, and I think maybe some of us are altogether different,’ FSU head coach Leonard Hamilton said Monday on the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference. ‘The most important thing is Bernard is a young man who is learning the game of basketball.‘The game of basketball is new to him. So he’s not very experienced from a basketball standpoint, but he’s experienced in life, which gives him a certain level of maturity where he listens, he’s coachable and he follows directions.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut before James joined the Air Force at age 17, he was an immature kid who was cut from the Windsor Forest High School (Ga.) basketball team as a freshman after skipping the first week of practice when coaches focused on running. He repeated the ninth grade twice and dropped out of high school at 16. He later earned his GED and joined the Air Force.And on his first night at Beale Air Force Base in Northern California, his supervisor sent the 6-foot-5 teenager to a base basketball game. James shined on both ends of the court and immediately turned heads. He soon earned a spot on the 15-man Air Force team, selected from a pool of more than 400,000 men enlisted at the time.In 2005, Hamilton discovered James in Las Vegas at a U.S. Armed Forces All-Star Tournament.After completing his service in 2008, he enrolled at Tallahassee Community College, a convenient three-mile drive up West Pensacola Street from FSU, to improve his academic standing and fine-tune his raw game.‘It was never a question about his athleticism. It was never a question about whether or not he could rebound the ball,’ TCC head coach Eddie Barnes said. ‘… He had tremendous timing as far as blocked shots and rebounding, but teaching him how to play defense, how to position himself down in the post, start to be able to use right and left hands on jump hooks and shots.‘It’s just, it’s been a process.’Barnes and Hamilton watched James together in his first real action since returning from his third and final deployment, when Barnes brought the Eagles to FSU that July for a scrimmage with the Seminoles.Matching up with 7-foot-1 center Solomon Alabi, a two-time ACC All-Defensive team selection who currently plays for NBA’s Toronto Raptors, James more than held his own.Even then, Barnes said, it was clear that James would be returning two years later —and not for another scrimmage.‘They were going up and down the floor, and the ball would go up and you would see all these big guys play above the rim, and then you’d see BJ above them,’ Barnes said. ‘That was one thing coach Ham asked me. He said, ‘What’d you think?’ I said, ‘He’s at least a hand above everybody else.”Playing 52 games in two seasons under Barnes, he chalked up 24 double-doubles and averaged 13.6 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. James transferred to FSU before the 2010-11 season and quickly adjusted from junior college play, tallying 15 points and 10 rebounds in the Seminoles’ season-opener against North Florida.He went on to average 8.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and a team-best 2.4 blocks as a junior. Against second-seeded Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament, James paced the 10th-seeded Seminoles with 14 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks to advance to the Sweet 16.His 65.7 field goal percentage was the second best in program history.Many first-year Division-I players may be shaken by the rowdy environments of Duke and North Carolina. But Barnes said for James, who learned to keep a cool head during bombings in the Middle East, thousands of screaming fans likely paled in comparison.‘ESPN asked me one time, ‘How do you think he would handle going into Cameron (Indoor Stadium) or the Dean Dome, or places like that?” Barnes said. ‘I don’t think those places are bothering him because this is a young man who’s had bombs blowing up around him.’Playing at Cameron in front of 9,314 Jan. 21, James poured in 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked two shots as the Seminoles upset the Blue Devils. For the season, James is averaging 10.2 points and 8.6 rebounds.He is a big reason the Seminoles are tied with North Carolina atop the ACC standings with 7-1 records in conference, and he has earned the praise of Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, whose Blue Devils trail FSU and UNC by one game in the standings.‘There’s nobody in our league who brings more maturity to the court than he does — physical, mental, emotional,’ Krzyzewski said Monday on the ACC coaches’ teleconference. ‘His skill set, he’s a tremendous shot blocker and offensive rebounder, and a very unselfish, outstanding player. In other words, he’s all about what the team is doing. Everybody in our league would want him on our team.’After this season, Barnes said James definitely has aspirations of playing in the NBA. He said a team like the San Antonio Spurs, which values role players, could be very interested in him as someone who does ‘the nasty stuff’ like defending, rebounding and running the floor.And still, with little organized basketball experience under his belt, James is still learning.‘He’s just learning and growing, and he has a young body as it relates to basketball,’ Hamilton said. ‘His legs, they haven’t been beat up. He hasn’t played on the cement and all the AAU ball and all the high school ball. So he has an excellent, athletic body, and I think that his best basketball is ahead of him.’[email protected] Published on February 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1 Facebook Twitter Google+