Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Unified School District graduates Bryson Moore and Madeleine Lepesant received $1,000 scholarships from the Marion Lee Wullschlager scholarship fund on Tuesday morning. The awards were presented by Altadena Chamber of Commerce president Meredith Miller and board member Billy Malone.The Wullschlager scholarship is given to two graduating senior students who attended PUSD schools and live in Altadena. For the past two years, the Chamber has worked with Dr. Sandra E. Thomas, CEO of Quality of Life Center to choose students from the Bright Future Scholars program.Wullschlager’s daughter, Kathryn Wullschlager, spoke about her mother’s involvement in the public schools and the community. She said her mother would be “honored and proud” that after a hiatus, the scholarship program was restarted last year.“I know it was meaningful to Mom,” she said. “She was always involved in the schools, since I was in kindergarten.” Marion, a real estate broker, had intended to start a music foundation to help keep music in PUSD schools, Kathryn said, “but it morphed into a general scholarship.”Both Moore and Lepesant have been Bright Future Scholars since 7th grade. Lepesant said, “I thought it was neat that they had things for students who are challenging themselves academically. Dr. Thomas cares so much for us that I wanted to continue in it.” Both were enthusiastic about the training, mentoring, and leadership opportunities they were given.Moore is enrolled at Pasadena City College and plans to transfer to USC or UCLA in pre-med with the goal of being a radiation oncologist. “Cancer is such a debilitating disease,” he said. “I felt that my personality is best suited to helping people in need. I just like helping people.” While at Marshall Fundamental School, he mentored students and helped them prepare for high school, and held offices in the Empowering Leaders Club, Black Student Union, and Unidos.Lepesant has been accepted to Hamilton College in New York and is considering majoring in International Studies. She comes from a bicultural and bilingual family and speaks both English and French, studied Spanish at Pasadena High School, and hopes to take Italian in college. She wants to “help people on a global scale” and is considering how best to do that.Lepesant participated in the California Scholarship Federation and National Honors Society, holding the offices of vice president and president and is a confirmation leader and peer counselor at St. Philip the Apostle Church. She was on the PHS swim team for three years and worked summers as a lifeguard and teaching swimming at Pasadena City College. She has been tapped for the Hamilton team. Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Chambers of Commerce News Altadena Chamber Awards Wullschlager Scholarships to Madeleine Lepesant and Bryson Moore Story and Photography by LAURA MONTEROS Published on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 | 3:44 pm HerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty 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. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News More Cool Stuff
welcomia/iStockBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News(HOUSTON) — Immigration officials arrested one suspect in connection to a possible human smuggling operation in southwest Houston Thursday evening.Houston police initially responded to a kidnapping call in the 4800 block of Ridgeton Street, and when they arrived at the scene, they found a man running down the street looking for help, Houston police said on Twitter Thursday evening. The man said 30 more people were being held hostage in the house, police said.Inside the house, police found 28 men dressed in only their underwear, and one woman, police said. They were not bound, but investigators said the windows of the house were boarded up and the doors locked, KTRK-TV reported. There was also food inside the house.Most of the people told police they were being held against their will and had been locked in the house from a few days to a week.Investigators said the victims were picked up in Brownsville, Texas, but originally came from other countries, such as Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Cuba, KTRK reported. Immigration officials concluded Friday the 29 people are all undocumented immigrants.The 29 people were taken to the Ridgemont Elementary School gym for shelter, police said.On Friday evening, immigration authorities arrested 36-year-old Mauro Dominguez-Maldonado, from Honduras for allegedly harboring the 29 individuals inside his Houston residence, U.S. attorney Ryan K. Patrick said in a release.He is expected appear in court on Monday.The criminal complaint alleges Dominguez-Maldonado was in charge of watching over the aliens and performing multiple tasks in furtherance of a human smuggling operation, according to the release.If convicted, Dominguez-Maldonado could face up to 10 years in federal prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Moves could be madeEven before Griffin went down, the Clippers were rumored to have interest in Kevin Garnett of Brooklyn and Amar’e Stoudemire of New York. Now that Griffin will be out for an extended period, don’t be surprised if one or both end up with the Clippers if their respective contracts are bought out. The question is, how much help would they bring? Garnett is 38. He’s a certain Hall of Fame selection, but he’s averaging just 6.8 points and 6.8 rebounds, well below his respective career averages of 18.3 and 10.2. Stoudemire, still just 32, is averaging 12.2 points and 6.9 rebounds. His career averages are 20.1 and 8.2. Garnett is a power forward like Griffin, Stoudemire is a center. One thing’s for sure: Coach Doc Rivers — also president of basketball operations — will make a move if he can.Defense, defenseThe Clippers entered play Wednesday allowing 100.8 points per game, which ranks them 21st in the league. Expect Rivers to continue to pound into the heads of his players the importance of playing defense throughout a game — not just for half of it. The Clippers have shown over and over again that when they slack off on defense, their offense also suffers. Suddenly they go from looking terrific to very beatable. Rivers shouldn’t let up and should consider benching players for periods of time if they’re taking it easy on the defensive end.Jordan will rise up Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error DeAndre Jordan has become quite a leader on this team. Expect the 6-foot-11 defensive beast to cement that role and rise to the challenge of helping off-set the absence of Griffin. He had a career-high 27 rebounds in Monday’s victory at Dallas. That’s not to mention that — though he hasn’t complained much — must feel slighted and in turn motivated by again being left off the Western Conference All-Star team, especially after Rivers and the rest of the Clippers lobbied on his behalf.Keep an eye on standingsThe just-concluded eight-game Grammy road trip, during which the Clippers went 3-5, was a vital stretch. Not as vital as the upcoming 14 games. Three of them will be against Houston, two against Memphis. They are currently third and second, respectively, in the Western Conference standings. There will also be games against San Antonio (7th, West), Portland (4th, West), Golden State (1st, West), Oklahoma City (9th, West) and Dallas (5th, West). That’s 10 games against conference opponents, each of whom is either in the playoff mix or, in the case of OKC, just on the outside looking in. Without Griffin, it’s going to be difficult to move into the top four even though the Clippers were just 1 1/2 games out of the fourth spot before Wednesday. The Clippers don’t seem to be in any real danger of falling out of the top eight — which would mean no playoffs — but it could happen. If they finish seventh or eighth, that would mean a likely first-round playoff match against either Golden State or Memphis.Better off the benchStabilizing the bench won’t be easy. Spencer Hawes figures to start several of the games Griffin will miss. When he does, that means Glen “Big Baby” Davis will be the first big off the bench, and though he provides an emotional spark, Davis is averaging only 10 minutes per game. He now might have to play twice that much. Hedo Turkoglu, who is 6-foot-10 but more of a small forward, is averaging 9.5 minutes and figures to be called on more. Turkoglu can provide instant offense with his 3-point shot — he’s shooting 48.1 percent (12 of 25) from long distance. As for Doc’s son Austin Rivers, the young guard is averaging 6.6 points and 1.8 assists in 14 games with the team. He’s playing better than when he first arrived, but he’ll need to play even better if the bench is going to be trusted to hold leads. As for sixth-man Jamal Crawford, his work speaks for itself. The Clippers are no doubt hopeful starting shooting guard J.J. Redick, who recently missed four games with back spasms, can stay healthy so Crawford can provide his magic off the bench instead of having to start for Redick. The NBA All-Star break, which begins Thursday, would seem to indicate the halfway point in the regular season. That’s a misnomer because all the teams have played at least 50 of their 82 regular-season games.The Clippers (34-19) had played 53 before their game Wednesday against the visiting Houston Rockets at Staples Center, which means the Clippers will have only 28 games left after the break.For teams that are high-flying and itching for the playoffs, that’s good. For the Clippers, perhaps not so much because they just lost Blake Griffin for at least a month, and perhaps more, after he had elbow surgery Monday.Here are five things to watch for in the supposed second half: