Pasadena Water and Power Takes Part in 75th Anniversary Commemoration of Colorado River Aqueduct

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Required fields are marked *center_img Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena Water and Power was part of the recent commemoration of the first delivery of water from the Colorado River Aqueduct to the 13 original cities – including Pasadena – that comprised the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California when it was established back in 1928.As head of one of MWD’s 13 original member agencies, PWP Interim General Manager Shari Thomas was among those invited to receive a special proclamation from MWD to commemorate the day when water first flowed from the historic aqueduct into Southern California homes.Among the 13 original cities, Pasadena was the first to receive water from the newly constructed aqueduct.“On June 17, 1941 a valve was turned from the new Weymouth Treatment Plant and for the first time water followed to the city of Pasadena, one of the original 13 cities whose voters in 1931 overwhelmingly approved a $220 million bond measure to finance aqueduct construction (that would be $3.5 billion today),” a passage on MWD’s historical account of the Colorado River Aqueduct says. “By the end of July (1941), water would flow to Beverly Hills, Burbank, Compton and Santa Monica. Orange County would soon follow.”Thomas stood along with other water district heads during the commemoration event last June 13, to receive the special proclamation at a program called “Turning on the Tap” held near MWD’s headquarters in Los Angeles.In 1905, Pasadena residents voted by a two-thirds margin to approve a series of bond measures that included purchase agreements for water rights to three major water systems on the San Gabriel River near Whittier, California.As Pasadena increasingly became a desirable place to live and establish businesses due to climate and access to water, the strain on the local supply became a growing concern. In 1928, Pasadena collaborated with neighboring cities to develop a water source that could supply all of Southern California, leading to the establishment of the MWD. On December 29 that year, MWD held its first meeting of the board of directors in Pasadena, at the Huntington Hotel, currently called the Langham Huntington Hotel.The concept of building the Colorado River Aqueduct was the result of MWD’s actions that culminated in a vote by Southern Californians in 1931 to approve a $220 million measure to build the system. Eighty-two percent voted yes for the project.Actual construction on Parker Dam, which was to be the reservoir where water will be drawn from the Colorado River into the aqueduct, began on January 25, 1933. After eight years, water from the Colorado River arrived in Pasadena via the aqueduct.Today, the Colorado River Aqueduct is a 242-mile water conveyance of large pipes, tunnels and open canals that is the primary source of drinking water for Southern California. The aqueduct impounds water from the Colorado River at Lake Havasu on the California-Arizona border, and carries it across the Mojave and Colorado deserts to the east side of the Santa Ana Mountains.The commemoration event last June 13 also featured an exhibit of photos and memorabilia about the men and women who helped build the aqueduct and a timeline that details the major decisions and accomplishments of the MWD from the time of its establishment to the present time.MWD’s website has dedicated a few pages to the history of the aqueduct and the institutions and agencies that helped insure a steady and dependable supply of drinking water for Southern California.To view a timeline of the aqueduct’s history and details about the commemoration event, visit www.mwdh2o.com/WhoWeAre/75th-anniversary-event. 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Ocean City High School Teams to Get New Logo

first_imgOcean City High School athletic logos The Ocean City Board of Education voted Wednesday to adopt a new Ocean City High School athletic logo.The teams are nicknamed the “Red Raiders,” and different varieties of raptors have flown in and out of the logos over the years — bald eagles, red hawks, ospreys and “birds that aren’t even real birds,” as Board Vice President Tom Oves put it.The new logo is part of an effort to provide consistency and is the result of a 10-month project, Public Relations Subcommittee Chairman Ray Clark told the full board in a presentation before the vote.Clark said the initiative started when the district decided it was inappropriate to use the high school crest on material related to the district as a whole. In developing a new seal, the committee learned that the red-tailed hawk had been regularly used as a symbol from the school’s founding in 1881 through at least 1961, Clark told the board.Sometime between 1961 and the present, the bald eagle became part of a popular logo, he said, though others continued to be used, including some featuring a buccaneer.The new logo and seal feature the red-tailed hawk.Ocean City’s colors are red and white, but the logo includes black to help make the logo “pop” on white backgrounds, Clark said.Clark said the logo will be phased in over time when the district would normally purchase new uniforms anyway, and he said no historical murals or other depictions old logos would be destroyed.Clark said the work was created by Keegan Design of Glassboro, which came up with hundreds of variations. He said the design can be adapted for different teams, different shapes and different words.But not everybody was enamored of the new design.Board member William Holmes, an Upper Township representative and Ocean City High School graduate, cast the dissenting vote in a 7-1 tally.Patricia Dougherty, a 37-year teacher and coach at the school, said the intent of the new logo is OK, but not the execution.She said it’s important to emphasize “Ocean City,” as the teams have always been known, and not “OCHS.” And she said most of the logos over the years have been a result of “the creativity of the kids.”Lizbeth Canizzaro, another Ocean City High School grad, suggested the logo has too much black.“Deep down in my heart, I bleed red and white,” she said.In an open letter on behalf of the Ocean City High School Alumni Association, Marcia McCulley said the decision should not be made without consulting the public, alumni and current student body.“Henry James once said, ‘It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.’ We have the history, the tradition and the emblem that for so many encompasses the pride of the Red Raider community. There may have been a need for change or editing of that logo, but not a disregard for the people who love, respect and cherish this symbol and wear it with pride, especially without consultation or contribution (of any kind) from the people you are asking to stand behind and support it.”__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

Season-opening Qatar MotoGP cancelled due to coronavirus

first_img Loading… Six riders in the elite class are Italian, including seven-time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi as well as 2019 runner-up Andrea Dovizioso, while Ducati and Aprilia are leading Italian manufacturers. Qatar was to be the first of a 20-race MotoGP season and it becomes the latest motorsports event cancelled because of the spread of coronavirus. The Chinese Formula One Grand Prix, which was set for April 19 in Shanghai, has already been axed as has the March 21 Formula E race slated for Sanya on the Chinese island of Hainan. However, the inaugural F1 race in Vietnam, on April 5, is going ahead. With the Qatar round cancelled, the Thailand MotoGP at Buriram on March 22 now becomes the season-opener. It was announced last week that visitors to the circuit will face rigorous health screening and be given hand sanitiser and facemasks to keep the event coronavirus-free. Thermal screening will be used at the racetrack’s entrances, hotels will look out for anyone showing symptoms, and a ‘Buriram Healthy’ app will provide up-to-date health information. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The season-opening Qatar MotoGP, scheduled to take place on March 8, was cancelled Sunday because of the spread of the coronavirus, the international motorcycling federation (FIM) announced. “Due to Qatar travel restrictions brought into force affecting passengers from Italy (amongst other countries), the premier class will not race at the Losail circuit,” the FIM said. Ducati’s Italian rider Andrea Dovizioso celebrates winning the 2019 Qatar MotoGP However, the Moto2 and Moto3 world championship races will go ahead as planned at the desert track as riders and teams were already in the Gulf state preparing for the event. As the coronavirus has spread, Italy has become the hardest-hit European country with 34 deaths and over 1,600 people infected. “As of today, all passengers arriving at Doha on direct flights from Italy, or having been in Italy in the past two weeks, will be taken straight to quarantine for a minimum of 14 days,” added the FIM. “Italy clearly plays a vital role in the championship and in the MotoGP class – both on track and off – and therefore the decision has been taken to cancel premier class competition.”Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural WondersWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own Eyeslast_img read more

Altercation leads to arrest in Greensburg

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — One person was arrested in Greensburg after an altercation over the weekend.Early Saturday morning, Greensburg police responded to the Decatur County Memorial Hospital regarding a female that had been involved in an altercation.When officers arrived, they began speaking with the victim.After speaking with her, officers went to the 700 block of North Ohio Street to speak with the other individual in the altercation.Police say that when officers arrived, the male was uncooperative.During the investigation, officers learned that firearms were in the house.Comments were made that concerned the officers.The Greensburg Tactical Team responded to the scene.A perimeter was established around the house.The Indiana State Police were called in to negotiate with the male subject.After several minutes, officers took the subject into custody.Two officers received minor injuries during the apprehension.After being released from the hospital for evaluation, the male was booked at the Decatur County Jail on several charges.Police have not released the name, pending the completion of the investigation.last_img read more

Martens is no. 1 in URSS lidlifter at 81

first_imgOnce in front, Jake Martens was not challenged in the race to the checkers for the United Rebel Sprint Series lidlifter at 81 Speedway. (Photo by Darrin McKim) PARK CITY, Kan. (April 5) – After taking the lead on lap five, Jake Martens never looked back to capture the season opener for the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing Friday at 81 Speedway. Shouse and Adam Guillion swapped the lead back and forth as Martens pulled closer. Entering turns three and four after another early restart, Martens dived low in turns three and four to take the lead and set sail away from the field. By lap eight, Martens had opened up a half-stretch lead over Guillion and kept the distance until the features final caution flag fell on lap 14. On the final restart, there was no stopping Martens as not even encountering slower cars on lap 20 could deny the Oklahoma veteran from claiming the URSS season opener and finally capture a feature victory atop 81 Speedway after years of trying.center_img Guillion settled for second while Shouse came home third. Wayne Johnson earned the Keizer Wheels hard charger award by advancing 10 positions. Buddy Tubbs and Andy Shouse started on the front row for the 25-lap IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature with Tubbs taking the lead as the green flag fell. Tubbs’ lead would be short lived, however, as he would bring out the features first caution when he spun in turn two. Feature results – 1. Jake Martens; 2. Adam Guillion; 3. Andy Shouse; 4. Ty Williams; 5. Wayne Johnson; 6. Tracey Hill; 7. Brandon Anderson; 8. Zach Blurton; 9. Steven Richardson; 10. Tanner Conn; 11. Jed Werner; 12. Kade Hagans; 13; Cale Cozad; 14. Brian Herbert; 15. Aaron Plous­sard; 16. Dalton Webb; 17. Kirby Kyles; 18. Cody Hays; 19. Jeremy Huish; 20. Jordan Knight; 21. Cody Lampe; 22. Buddy Tubbs.last_img read more