Locals Decry Another Proposed Project on Oak Knoll Avenue

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 29 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Some local residents said they opposed a 17-unit, four-story multi-family residential development at 139 S. Oak Knoll Ave.The opposition came in correspondence to the city’s Design Commission which met on Tuesday. This is the third project on the street that has prompted letters to the commission.“I am a resident of 147 S. Oak Knoll Ave. and I saw the signs posted for building plans at 139 and 150 S. Oak Knoll Ave parking lot locations,” said Claire Hoffman.“I am strongly opposed to these plans as I believe it will negatively impact the neighborhood. My understanding is there is not a need for more housing at this time as I see an abundance of for rent signs when I drive through Pasadena,” she said. “Right now, there is a need for parking for residents, the employees at the imaging center on the corner, and patrons of nearby shops and restaurants.”Hoffman said she would consider leaving the area if construction continues.A report by the Department of Planning and Community Development showed the project site is a single 8,610 square-foot lot at the southwest corner of South Oak Knoll Avenue and Mira Monte Place, between East Green and Cordova streets. The site is rectangular-shaped and is currently developed with a surface parking lot surrounded by a perimeter concrete block wall that was built in 1959 and is proposed to be demolished.Previously, a two-story single-family residence estimated to be built in the 1890s was on the site but was demolished around 1955 or 1956. There are three non-protected trees within the site and are all proposed to be removed. There are also seven street palm trees in the public right of way, which will be retained.“It’s a bit disappointing that the city of Pasadena is taking the side of developers rather than its habitants and ratepayers,” said Martiza Torres. “The developer has many more areas that he can develop. Why this one, when it’s packed with apartments already? Why is the city of Pasadena allowing this? Why is the city not taking care of its citizens? Moreover, we are in a gray zone. We don’t have much greenery or parking stations for the already saturated area we live in. We’ve started a network and will be blind copying each other to ensure that messages have been sent opposing this construction.”Torres said signs for the project were just placed two weeks ago.The proposed project is for the construction of a four-story multifamily residential development with 17 dwelling units and 20 subterranean parking spaces. The site design consists of a single building mass with a footprint that would occupy the majority of the site, except for the required front and side yard setbacks, a vehicular driveway at the south edge of the property, and an open garden space along the westerly edge.The Design Commission reviewed an application for preliminary consultation for this project on Nov. 13, 2018, and submitted comments, leading to a number of revisions from the design team.“I oppose the construction at Oak Knoll/ Mira Monte Pl. I have an acupuncture clinic at 704 Mira Monte Pl #1, Pasadena, CA 91101,” said Reiko Aoo, who owns Kenko Acupuncture. “During the treatment, patients are resting. The construction noise hurts my practice deadly. We cannot practice if you do the construction at Oak Knoll and Mira Monte Place in Pasadena.” CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Community News Top of the News 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 More Cool Stuff Herbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribecenter_img 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. Business News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Locals Decry Another Proposed Project on Oak Knoll Avenue Residents worried about four-story, multi-family residential development By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 | 5:07 pm STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Red Bluff Joint Union High School District votes to move track

first_imgRed Bluff >> Red Bluff Joint Union High School District Superintendent Todd Brose compared the wind damage the track at the school sustained in November to a carpet in a house being ripped up. “It was already a worn track,” Brose said. The district filed an insurance claim to make the repairs, with two options to consider. On Wednesday, the board decided to go with the second option, which is to pro-rate the claim to an amount of $74,425 and move the track to a different location, Brose said. …last_img

Geocachers Cleanup Awards for Cleaning Up

first_img SharePrint RelatedAnnouncing the 2013 Cache In Trash Out WeekendJanuary 28, 2013In “Geocaching.com Souvenirs”Spring Cache in Trash Out® (CITO) Week 2018May 6, 2018In “Community”Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) announcement for 2019January 7, 2019In “Environmental Initiatives” The environment wins big when geocachers attend Cache In Trash Out (CITO) events. But now a group of Texas, USA geocachers are winning for their cleanup efforts.Travis Gilbert (SKnight579) organized the Permian Basin Cachers Association CITO Events. Travis says, “We are a smaller group of cachers (around about 30) in the middle of nowhere out in West Texas.”“A smaller group” with a big agenda to pick up trash. They’ve adopted two sites and pledged to clear trash from those areas on a regular basis. One site is a stretch of four lane highway and another is a location in a nearby city.  The group has held CITO events at these locations over the past couple years. Travis says, “We are under contract to clean the road two times a year, we do it four times a year, and we also separate out recyclables as we go for a small bit of money for the group (covers the water basically).”Permian Basin Geocachers Win State AwardTravis says the extra effort was noticed. His email inbox had a surprise waiting for him a couple weeks ago, “I received an email from the State of Texas that our little group would also be getting the “Group of the Year” award for the State! I’m really proud of our group.” Gilbert says they also won another award from the City of Midland, Texas for the Permian Basin Geocachers cleanup efforts there.He says the group is inspiring other local geocachers to help make a difference. “I know of several other groups of cachers in Texas that have adopted roads and spots after seeing what our group has done and I could not be prouder of our group.”Trackable state and local awards for Permian GeocachersBagging trash and picking up recyclables has an occasional reward.Travis says, “The best find was our last cleanup in April when we found 20 proof sets of coins scattered over half of our adopted area. We called the police and no one had reported them missing and I spoke about it on the news that night and no one tried to contact me, so win win. There were 10 of us cleaning that trip so we raffled them and each took two sets home.”Now they’re also taking home trophies. Travis did what any geocacher would do with the awards. He says “I’ve also made both awards Trackable.” Check out the Trackable pages here and here. Three geocachers, besides Travis, attended all the CITO events. They include grumpyoldtexan, DeKoning, and ZSandmann.Since 2002, geocachers around the world have been dedicated to improving parks and other cache-friendly places. There are dozens of CITO events around the world each month. Check out the CITO Events Calendar to find at CITO near you.Permian Basin GeocachersShare with your Friends:More Award-winning group of geocacherslast_img read more

3-time major champion Andy Murray says he had hip operation

first_imgGrace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes “Feeling a bit battered and bruised just now,” Murray wrote, “but hopefully that will be the end of my hip pain.”What’s not known with any certainty yet is what this might mean for the 31-year-old Murray’s future in tennis. Before the Australian Open, where he lost in the first round on Jan. 14, Murray said that he planned to retire at some point in 2019 — and that it was possible that Grand Slam tournament might be the final event of his career.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsHe is most famous for ending Britain’s 77-year wait for a male champion at Wimbledon in 2013; he also won the 2016 title there, along with the 2012 U.S. Open and two Olympic singles gold medals and a Davis Cup, while reaching No. 1 in the rankings.Tuesday’s post included two pictures — one of Murray in a hospital bed, the other of an X-ray. FILE – In this Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 file photo, Britain’s Andy Murray answers questions at a press conference following his first round loss to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Three-time major champion Andy Murray posted a message Tuesday Jan. 29, 2019 on Instagram saying he had hip resurfacing surgery and had a metal joint implanted on Monday in London. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)Andy Murray did have a second hip operation, after all, getting a metal implant one year after his first procedure on the joint.The three-time major champion posted a message Tuesday on Instagram saying that he had the surgery in London on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town In the younger, cheaper NFL, Super Bowl champs get cut, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants LATEST STORIEScenter_img View comments Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “He’s been watching me like a hawk, asking me how I’m feeling after matches, after practices, where I’m at. He’s just trying to gauge how long it would take him, if this procedure is an option,” Bryan said about Murray. “I’m just trying to be supportive. I never once told him, ‘This is the way to go,’ because I do see that singles is a different monster. Those guys are really sliding around, killing themselves for four hours. Who knows if this joint would hold up?”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem He has dealt with hip pain for years and already had one operation in January 2018. But that did not solve the problem.The night he lost to Roberto Bautista Agut in Australia, Murray said he would decide quickly whether to have surgery again.“I have an option to have another operation, which is a little bit more kind of severe than what I’ve had before — having my hip resurfaced, which will allow me to have a better quality of life and be out of pain. That’s something that I’m seriously considering right now,” he said at the time. “Some athletes have had that and have gone back to competing. But there’s obviously no guarantees with that. The reason for having an operation like that is not to return to professional sports, you know, it’s just for a better quality of life.”Murray had been keeping in touch with American doubles player Bob Bryan, who had the same hip resurfacing with a metal implant last August.By December, Bryan was back at practice. And he made his Grand Slam return at the Australian Open.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more