Community News Veronika MeowMeowz is Chosen Queen of the 38th Annual Pasadena Doo Dah Parade From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 | 5:44 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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Business News In a jam-packed caucus of this year’s Doo Dah Queen Tryouts, post-punk rocker and East Pasadena alternative clothing shop owner Veronika MeowMeowz was selected to reign over this year’s parade monarch. The new Queen wooed over 30 judges by performing a song from her former band Untoward Children, full of daring, energetic, uncompromising sound reminiscent of Siouxsie Sioux.Veronika is also a long-time resident who served as a special education teacher for the Pasadena Unified School District. Five years ago, she launched the MeowMeowz 1 Stop Rock Shop on Lincoln Blvd. in Northwest Pasadena. This was at the early stages of revitalization in a struggling corridor that’s now emerging with a variety of retailers. After a year, Queen Veronika opened up digs at her current East Pasadena location, coincidentally next door to the route of the Doo Dah Parade. The popular location is known for its cool, random items, fun atmosphere, and unique clothing, including a small, intriguing vinyl collection. Most who come there will tell you they adore the friendly, engaging spirit of its owner.Upon receiving the royal nod, Veronika said she has been supporting the Pasadena community for years as a teacher, musician, and entrepreneur. She has “always loved the Doo Dah Parade and feels this is beyond an honor. Yes, I’m ready for the crown!”Many more Queen Hopefuls threw their hats in the ring and provided hours of raucous entertainment to the audience packing into the American Legion hall. These include 1st Runner up – Jim Marrin, “One is the Loneliest Number,” 2nd Runner up – Meg Cole, “Meg Does the Ocean” of Malibu, 3rd Runner up – Marsha Berger, “ADA Wonder Woman.”Other contestants included American Legion Wienie Slinger 50/50, Cookie the Psychic Dog, Colorful Guy, Homeless Hoarder Louise, Perdue the French Maid & The Butler, I am a Big Woman, Diana Dream, Count Smokula, Bootsy Sterling, Candy From Strangers, Horny Hermie,and Kristal Kira!All the Queen contestants will be seen again as part of the Queen’s Royal Court at the 38th Pasadena Doo Dah Parade taking place on Sunday, November 22nd in East Pasadena. The Parade, known as the twisted sister of Pasadena’s more traditional Rose Parade, steps off at 11:00 a.m., is always free-of-charge to the public.For more details on the parade and the new queen, please contact Patricia Hurley, Light Bringer Project at (626) 590-1134. More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment
Local NewsBusiness Twitter Pinterest SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP ), a global cloud-led, data-centric software company, today announced that Carrie Palin, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Splunk, provider of the Data-to-Everything™ Platform, has joined its Board of Directors. Palin’s appointment aligns with NetApp’s commitment to diversity and a refreshed Board of Directors. This brings the number of directors on the NetApp Board to nine, eight of whom are independent and half of whom have been appointed within the last five years. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204006089/en/ (Photo: Business Wire) “NetApp delivers innovation to meet the needs of customers navigating a rapidly changing world,” said NetApp Chief Executive Officer George Kurian. “Carrie has deep experience in strategic, customer-focused marketing and insight into how companies are using data to create new customer experiences and new business opportunities. Her experience will enable NetApp’s mission to help organizations advance their businesses through data.” “Carrie brings with her a keen understanding of the customer journey to the cloud and how to market software and cloud services, which aligns closely to NetApp’s strategy for growth.” said Mike Nevens, chair of the NetApp Board. “We are looking forward to her partnership and contributions to NetApp’s long-term shareholder value creation.” “NetApp’s growth is impressive and its vision for the future is compelling,” said Palin. “As we enter the next decade, it is essential for companies across all industries to better harness the power of data, and NetApp is best positioned to help customers do just that. I look forward to contributing to that journey as a member of the board.” About Carrie Palin Carrie is senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Splunk, where she leads Splunk’s marketing and communications strategy. While at Splunk, she has led the company through a complete brand refresh and contributed to Splunk’s successful cloud transformation. As an ardent supporter of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Carrie serves as executive sponsor of both the Pride and Neurodiversity employee resource groups at Splunk, as well as Women in Technology initiatives. Prior to Splunk, Carrie was senior vice president and chief marketing officer at both SendGrid (acquired by Twilio) and Box, Inc. She served as vice president of marketing for IBM’s Cloud Data Services division and held myriad marketing leadership roles during a 16-year career at Dell. Carrie earned a B.S. in communications from Texas Christian University. About NetApp NetApp is a global cloud-led, data-centric software company that empowers organizations to lead with data in the age of accelerated digital transformation. The company provides systems, software, and cloud services that enable them to run their applications optimally from data center to cloud, whether they are developing in the cloud, moving to the cloud, or creating their own cloudlike experiences on premises. With solutions that perform across diverse environments, NetApp helps organizations build their own data fabric and securely deliver the right data, services, and applications to the right people—anytime, anywhere. Learn more at www.netapp.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram. NETAPP, the NETAPP logo, and the marks listed at http://www.netapp.com/TM are trademarks of NetApp, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204006089/en/ CONTACT: Press Contact: Chris Drago NetApp (408) 822-6403 [email protected] Contact: Lance Berger NetApp (408) 822-6628 [email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SECURITY OTHER TECHNOLOGY PHOTOGRAPHY SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET HARDWARE FINANCE SOURCE: NetApp Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 04:07 PM/DISC: 02/04/2021 04:07 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204006089/en Twitter NetApp Appoints Carrie Palin to Board of Directors Previous articleSerie A delays decision on selling media stake by a weekNext articleCMA CGM Group Expands Its Presence in the United States by Creating More Than 400 New Jobs in Virginia Digital AIM Web Support TAGS Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021
Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. Related Articles April 28, 2021 946 Views Tagged with: debt-to-income (DTI) Donna Corley Fannie Mae Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Freddie Mac government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) loan-to-value (LTV) Mark Calabria Refinance Sheila C. Bair Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News Share Save New Refi Option for GSE-Backed Mortgages Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago debt-to-income (DTI) Donna Corley Fannie Mae Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Freddie Mac government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) loan-to-value (LTV) Mark Calabria Refinance Sheila C. Bair 2021-04-28 Eric C. Peck Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / New Refi Option for GSE-Backed Mortgages Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: How Home Purchase Price Differences Could Widen Wealth Gaps Next: Sagent Hires Former Fannie Mae Exec Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Eric C. Peck Sign up for DS News Daily The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced that both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the government-sponsored enterprises) will offer a new refinance option for low-income borrowers with GSE-backed single-family mortgages. FHFA notes that borrowers who are eligible for the new option will benefit from a reduced interest rate and lower monthly payment, saving an average of $100-$250 per month.The GSEs plan to work with their respective lenders to make this option available to eligible borrowers as soon as possible.“Last year saw a spike in refinances, but more than two million low-income families did not take advantage of the record-low mortgage rates by refinancing,” said FHFA Director Mark Calabria. “This new refinance option is designed to help eligible borrowers who have not already refinanced save between $1,200 and $3,000 a year on their mortgage payment.”Options of the new refi plan include:A requirement that the lender provides a savings of at least $50 in the borrower’s monthly mortgage payment, and at least a 50-basis point reduction in the borrower’s interest rate;A maximum $500 credit from the lender for an appraisal if the borrower is not eligible for an appraisal waiver (the GSEs will provide the lender a credit of $500 upon the loan’s sale to a GSE); andA waiver of the 50-basis point upfront adverse market refi fee for borrowers with loan balances at or below $300,000.“Racial and income disparities in refinance take-up rates have persisted for far too long,” said Sheila C. Bair, Chairwoman of the Board for Fannie Mae. “With this initiative, we strive to narrow the gap. We thank FHFA for its strong leadership to help all eligible homeowners reduce their monthly housing costs by taking advantage of the historically-low mortgage interest rates.”In order to qualify for the new refi option, a borrower must:Have a GSE-backed, one-unit, single-family mortgage that is owner-occupied;Have an income at or below 80% of the area median income;Have not missed a payment in the past six months, and no more than one missed payment in the past 12 months; andNot have a mortgage with a loan-to-value (LTV) ratio greater than 97%, a debt-to-income (DTI) ratio above 65%, or a FICO score lower than 620.“Millions of homeowners have benefited from refinancing to reduce their monthly mortgage payment and build long-term wealth,” said Donna Corley, EVP and Head of Single-Family Business at Freddie Mac. “Our goal is to expand access to credit responsibly and make sure we are supporting sustainable homeownership.” Subscribe
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Kaufman County Jail(DALLAS) — An ex-Dallas police officer accused of killing an unarmed man in his apartment has been indicted on a murder charge, records showed Friday.Amber Guyger, who is white, allegedly mistook the apartment for hers when she shot Botham Jean, who was black, in his home in September.Guyger was charged with manslaughter three days after 26-year-old Jean’s death.The grand jury’s new indictment comes after deliberations and days of testimony from witnesses and Jean’s family.“I want to thank the grand jury for the diligence that they have given to this case,” Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson said at a Friday news conference.Prosecutors spoke to more than 300 witnesses in their investigation, Johnson said, before evidence was presented and the law was explained to the grand jury.“I had confidence once we did that, they knew exactly what to do,” she said.Johnson stressed that a murder charge “is intentionally and knowingly committing that act” while manslaughter is a “reckless” action.Guyger turned herself in and has since posted bond, Johnson said.“This is groundbreaking, but it is also just a start,” family members told reporters, explaining that a grand jury indictment “doesn’t mean the case itself will be a slam dunk.”“We are elated that we’ve made this step but we are focused on seeing this case through.”Guyger, 30, was still wearing her police uniform when she arrived home at the South Side Flats on the night of Sept. 6 after working a full shift.She told police she opened the ajar door of the unit she believed was hers and saw a “large silhouette,” which she thought was that of a burglar, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.Guyger was fired from the Dallas Police Department weeks after the shooting.Robert Rogers, an attorney for Guyger, said in a statement in September, “What happened on Sept. 6 was a tragic mistake and words can never express our sorrow for the pain being suffered by those who knew and loved Botham Jean.”“Amber Guyger is completely devastated by what happened,” the statement said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Oxford’s infested, claims an Oxford Academic, amid fears that the number of rats are on the rise in Oxford.The investigation comes after Dr Frances Kennett claimed that rats had infested her house in Jericho. The Oxford Academic claimed that the reduction of waste-removal services in the area had brought the issue about:”I have lived in this house for a very long time and have never had rats until three months after the new collection was introduced. The whole thing is turning into a farce.”Local council claimed that it wasn’t the fortnightly collections that were causing the problem, but the significant damage to the sewage pipes until Dr Kennett’s house. City Councillor Jean Fooks added: “We do know the sewer under Dr Kennett’s house has got a lot of damage.It needs to be fixed – the question is who pays for it because it is high time it was done.As I keep saying until I am blue in the face, there is no evidence of an increased rat population in Oxford or tat fortnightly waste collections have anything to do with it.”Thames Water will carry out surveys of the sewers under the houses on Great Clarendon Street next week. A 2-foot long torpedo-shaped probe, complete with a camera and lights, will be sent underground to see whether or not the sewers under the houses in Jericho are infested with rats. Experts hope to ascertain whether or not the reports are valid and how to deal with the issue if it is.
Oxford University is seeing an increase in the incidence of mumps. College doctors are believed to have diagnosed eleven cases in the last week, eight of which have been attributed to Oriel alone.One Oriel student conmented, “It’s horrible. Everyone in my staircase is diseased.”The viral illness can be spread through the saliva of an infected person. The Health Protection Agency offers oral fluid testing to confirm clinical diagnosis.Whilst symptoms include a headache and fever one or two days before the swelling of the parotid glands, in some cases there are none.
Christmas cake if someone can find out who he is. He’s been a hero. Many people would have just looked out of the window and thought the weather was just too bad but he’s kept going and deserves some praise”the Westmorland Gazette reports on a heartwarming story of one cake baker, Dianne Halliday of Mallerstang-based bakery Country Fare, and an unknown road gritter who cleared a foot of snow to allow her to fulfil her orders to Harrods, having struck her first deal to supply them this Christmas”I came through the gate and they just came running up to me. One of them was after my hat. He was trying to get the hat off with his mouth and all of a sudden kicked me in my leg. He must have wanted to eat it”a cautionary tale against wearing cake-themed clothing: Eileen Samme of Dorset was hospitalised after a horse took an undue fancy to her Christmas cake hat
Following the announcement of a new housing policy in the fall that students are to live on campus for six semesters, many students began to examine their residential life experience and express concerns. In order to address some of the issues raised, the Office of Residential Life has been working with students and rectors to consider a potential waiver process and improve other aspects of dorm life.Margaret Morgan, director of residential life, said the Office of Housing’s most recent initiatives have focused on student input.“I think we’ve really taken a posture of listening and trying to hear the student experience to figure out what’s important to students and then think through ways that we can continue to make the student experience in the residence halls better,” she said.Throughout this process, the Office of Housing has met with several student groups to examine ways to improve the dorm experience, most recently to explore the possibility of a waiver system exempting students from the six-semester housing policy.While some students said they would prefer to meet with an administrator to discuss their reasons for wanting to move off campus, others are concerned that this process would force students to relive traumatic experiences. Morgan said administrators hope to take all of these responses into account and develop the most “student-friendly” waiver system possible.“I think what I have heard mostly from [students] is this desire to protect students’ stories, to help continue to hold them sacred — to really feel like it’s not a cumbersome process so that a student doesn’t have to go through a lot of paperwork or jump through a lot of hoops to make this request, but also really respects where a student is coming from,” Morgan said. “ … And I think what we have said, too, is our commitment is to really honor each person.”The Office of Housing has been gathering feedback to examine other aspects of residential life, in particular the consistency of protocols amongst the various dorms. To this end, Morgan and Fr. Matt Kuczora — rector of Dunne Hall — chaired a committee of rectors and members of the Office of Housing. In addition to his work on the committee, Kuczora also conducted a survey amongst rectors.These initiatives revealed differences between certain dorm policies, results Kuczora said he sometimes found surprising.“Something I didn’t expect, too, from some of that response was that there are differences [in policies], like the way that dances run across the board,” Kuczora said. “That was a really interesting thing and I didn’t really know because I don’t go to a lot of other halls’ dances.”Though there is a common conception that men’s and women’s dorms operate differently, these varying policies do not always manifest themselves along gendered lines, Kuczora said.“A lot of the results we’ve gotten initially haven’t been defined along ‘women’s halls do x and men’s halls do y,’” he said. “There are some men’s halls that do the ‘x’ and some women’s halls who do the ‘y.’ That was surprising too, to have this really good data that it’s not that cut and dry, like is often the narrative.”By gathering information on these policies, Morgan said, the Office of Housing hopes to identify the “hallmarks” of residential life: consistent expectations and resources each student can anticipate while living in a dorm.“It’s more saying, ‘What can we guarantee that every student on a baseline experience and absolutely have available to them and absolutely go through the halls having?’” Morgan said. “So what are these hallmarks of our residential communities that we can say confidently, whether you live in Cavanaugh or whether you live in Dunne or Fisher that I know for sure you’re going to have available to you?”The Office of Housing will continue to gather feedback throughout the rest of the semester, through four different student “listening sessions” as well as Friday office hours with the directors of residential life. Morgan said she would encourage students to come to these meetings and voice their concerns with administrators.“I think a big part of this that we’ve realized is students don’t often know that we’re listening,” Morgan said. “So talk to your rectors, talk to the directors of residential life, talk to members of the office of housing operations. … We want to know and we want to hear things because if we don’t know — and I think this is a part of it, too — if people just decide to move off campus because they’re frustrated and never tell us why, then we can’t make it better. So we’re here. We’re listening. We care. Take us up on it and tell us so we can really dive in and see what’s going on.”Tags: Housing policy, Housing Policy Change, Office of Housing, residential life, six-semester requirement, waiver system
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