Let’s Feed LA County: Drive-thru Food Giveaway Scheduled for Thursday

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Community News Let’s Feed LA County: Drive-thru Food Giveaway Scheduled for Thursday By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Monday, June 8, 2020 | 2:07 pm 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. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Subscribe Community News HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyZac Efron Is Dating A New Hottie?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Top of the News center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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 Altadena residents can come pick up food at the local Drive-Thru Food Giveaway from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, June 11 at the LA County Public Works Yard located at 252 Mountain View St.The project was organized by the Altadena Town Council, Let’s Feed LA County and Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, in collaboration with the LA County Food Bank, the county Department of Public Works, and the LA County Library.“People across L.A. County need support,” Barger posted on Twitter Monday. “Residents can pick up food at the Altadena giveaway on Thursday, June 11. There are lots of opportunities in many communities where you can get food or serve as a volunteer. Visit http://covid19.lacounty.gov/food to find one close to home.”This will be a drive-thru distribution only and no walk-ups will be entertained. Entry to the food giveaway area is only on Figueroa Drive. The line formation begins at 8:30 a.m., a notice about the event said. Everyone is advised to wear a face covering.LA County also offers additional food resources during the COVID-19 crisis, including CalFresh, California’s food stamps program, and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, which helps provide nutritious food to keep growing families healthy. Both programs help individuals and families pay for food through an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card, which works like a debit card.WIC also offers nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and community services.To apply for Calfresh, visit www.getcalfresh.org.To apply for WIC, visit www.phfewic.org/how-wic-works/apply-for-wic. More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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A chaplain without robes

first_imgWhen what became Harvard Divinity School (HDS) was being built early in the 19th century, legend has it that its architects took special care to locate it on the northeastern edge of campus, as far away from the Yard as possible — ostensibly so that it would remain free from the perceived malignance of the freethinking, secular Yard. Therein are echoes of the old contest between religion and secularism, faith and reason.Today, it would appear as though such a contest is largely a thing of the past. In a society described as “secular,” “post-religious,” and “pluralistic,” the ancient contest between church and state appears to have been decided overwhelmingly in favor of the latter.If “and what are you going do with that?” is the question that is most often asked of a literature student after disclosing his major at a family reunion, then to tell the world that I am studying theology is often to be met with a befuddlement beyond words. When confronted by the Christopher Hitchens-wielding types from the Yard, I suddenly discover that I am a poor apologist for the ecclesiastical vocation, as I belong to neither formal tradition nor do I have sacred dogmas to defend. On the other hand, I admit that I do not find it easy to take pleasure in the easy confidence of the local street preacher when I say that “I am attending seminary.” I am not their kind, surely.This, then, is the way I conceive of my ministry: In a gathering of skeptics, I am Christian; in a gathering of Christians, I am a skeptic. And all too often, wherever I am, I feel like a spy behind enemy lines.To attend HDS is to be misunderstood. That is the first thing I would tell a prospective student of our quaintly charming institution. Many of us are neither of “the world,” nor of the familiar world of church and clergy as defined by the religious right. Displaced from both church and marketplace, many of us struggle to eke out a path in a wilderness that calls to mind any number of same in the Bible. Ours is a “third way,” a study in paradox, a home for the spiritually homeless and displaced, a center stage where the outliers gather.The soul of HDS is not that of the world of “Ye Olde Time Religion.” But I would argue that there is something here even older than that, something redolent of a Puritanical flavor, a fundamentalism before Fundamentalism, as it were, so romantically original and American. There is that Emersonian spirit of nonconformity and dissidence, a kind of being “ill-at-ease” that drives our ministry and student engagements in such examples as the Occupy movement, campus feminism, and the anti-oppression coalition.“All roads lead to Harvard Divinity School” is a familiar quip among divinity students, dripping of irony but possessing also a deeper sense. It is not unlike saying that the heart of America is to be found as much in Ralph Ellison’s Harlem or William Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha as in the bright lights of Manhattan and Los Angeles.I cannot presume to speak for all students at our fantastically diverse institution. But the place resonates with me precisely because of the ways it accords with my own life experience. I was born in central China, and I am a two-time immigrant, to England and Texas. Schooled in both the camps of Young Communist Pioneers as well as the American Bible camps of Christian Evangelicalism, the turning point for me came when I came to accept my difference with respect to the world, when I stopped fighting to belong seamlessly but rather to remain freely unintegrated. The secret, I discovered, was to speak from the margins and to listen — as Walt Whitman wrote — “to all sides and filter them from your self.”Next year, I will attend law school, which will entail a new set of challenges. I am genuinely thrilled by the prospect of one day working for the public interest in Boston. Or, perhaps, I will return to my homeland of mainland China and labor for change there. Although I am neither the quickest nor the cleverest in any classroom, I am imbued with a desire to witness and to be present to the powerless of the world.Last Aug. 8, I was strolling down Wall Street in Manhattan. It was about an hour after the closing bell on the stock exchange. The last of the traders were streaming out of the exchange after the sixth-largest daily points loss in the history of the Dow Jones. Their faces were gray and sunken like defeated soldiers. The clouds, the silence of the “troops” in orderly retreat, and the alleyway of Wall Street so narrow — it resembled an unreal scene from a movie about the Apocalypse. So were these the evildoers, the moneylenders who were driving our country to the ground? I wondered then and continue to wonder today. Who do we accuse, who do we sanction?But that evening, there I was, fiercely close to where the world was turning dark. I was a chaplain without robes, a protester with neither slogan nor song.If you’re an undergraduate or graduate student and have an essay to share about life at Harvard, please email your ideas to Jim Concannon, the Gazette’s news editor, at [email protected]last_img read more

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Seagreen offshore wind project gets OK for onshore cable route

first_imgThe Angus Council has approved two applications relating to the underground cable route of the Seagreen offshore wind project in Scotland. The decisions, made at the council’s Development Standards Committee meeting, will allow for works to begin along the consented cable route from landfall at Carnoustie to Tealing. At the end of May, SSE Renewables reached a voluntary land agreement with the Angus Council, Carnoustie Golf Links Management Committee (CGLMC), and other key landowners for the development of the underground cable route. Electricity generated by the project’s turbines from over 27km off the coast will be transmitted via subsea cables to a landfall point at Carnoustie. Once ashore, it will be transmitted via 19km of underground cables to the site’s dedicated substation at Tealing. “Normally this would mark the beginning of drop-in events in local halls around the Angus area to share information on our plans and provide an opportunity for local residents to come and speak to us and ask any questions, however, this is currently not possible due to the coronavirus outbreak,” said Lis Royle, Seagreen’s Lead Consent Manager.center_img According to SSE, the works are expected to begin this summer. “We will start our engagement soon through a number of channels including mail-drops, newspapers, web information and telephone calls instead. We would encourage anyone with an interest or questions about the route to get in touch with us via the Seagreen website so we can ensure we keep you up-to-date as our plans move forward.” The 1,075 MW offshore wind project will feature up to 114 MHI Vestas turbines scheduled for commissioning in 2024.last_img read more

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