Local Businessmen Share Their Love of Reading

first_imgMuseums and Libraries Local Businessmen Share Their Love of Reading From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, March 29, 2013 | 12:03 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Richard and Jeff Ward of E Waldo Ward & Son can be seen sharing their favorite books on posters around Sierra Madre. The posters, part of the Sierra Madre Public Library’s Read campaign, convey the simple but important message: READ.Richard & Jeff Ward continue to carry on the family tradition started by Edwin Waldo Ward, Sr. who moved to Sierra Madre in 1891 from New Jersey for a better life. His passion was to make the finest marmalade around and he started his company in 1917. Four generations later, the family continues to make the original products along with 100 more unique flavors made with cane sugar and local ingredients when available. Located behind the original 1902 home on Highland Ave, the company operates out of the original buildings using equipment purchased many years ago. The family welcomes visitors 6 days a week and offers tours on Saturdays.Richard Ward was born in 1934 here in Sierra Madre. He went to U.C. Davis and majored in Agriculture and Economics. He joined his father, Edwin Waldo Ward, Jr. in the business in 1966. He was instrumental in creating a more diverse product line by introducing barbecue sauces and seafood cocktail sauces in the 1960s. Although Richard Ward is semi-retired, he is still active in the business.Jeff Ward was born in 1965 in San Leandro, California. He also attended U.C. Davis and majored in Food Science and Technology. He joined the family company in 1988. Jeff has helped with the introduction of more than 30 new items since he started. He has also helped with the company’s website and computer technology.Jeff Ward selected Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser as his reading choice, “I really liked this book because the author talks a little about the history of the American fast food industry, a lot of which took place locally. He also conveys the importance of getting back to the basics with our food. We must watch what we eat. There are so many foods that have hormones, antibiotics and pesticides and have shown to cause developmental and physical deformities. This book is very eye-opening.”Southern California Story: Seeking the Better Life in Sierra Madre by Michele Zack was Richard Ward’s choice. “I think this is a great book about Sierra Madre’s history. Michele Zack did a wonderful job narrating the colorful history of our unique city along with Jeff Lapides. It shows the character and the rich history of our community along with detailed histories of individual founding families. My grandfather is also part of this book. I enjoyed reading it and have also given this book as a gift to my family.”Bookmarks with the photos of the Wards are available at the Library. Both books featured on the bookmarks are available at the Sierra Madre Public Library.Sierra Madre Public Library, 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, (626) 355-7186 or visit www.cityofsierramadre.com/departments/library. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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 Top of the News center_img HerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News 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. Community News Community News More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Student senate approves cabinet positions

first_imgThe new student body leadership took their oaths of office during student senate Wednesday night.Student body president and junior Gates McGavick, student body vice president and junior Corey Gayheart and the student senate recited their oaths of office in front of Judicial Council president and sophomore Shady Girgis.The senators then approved 20 positions in the new administration’s cabinet, including freshman Halena Hadi as parliamentarian, junior Briana Tucker as chief of staff, freshman Isabel Edgar as secretary and junior Dylan Jaskowski as Executive Controller. The positions were approved unanimously.When Gayheart presented the nomination for Tucker, he said her experience as a commissioner in Flaherty Hall and as a former member of the department of diversity and inclusion made her a good fit for the role.“Briana also is extremely level-headed and fair in her application of rules, accountability and the Student Union Constitution,” Gayheart said.The senators discussed the nominations very little, which drew a comment from, Alyssa Ngo, a junior and the president of Diversity Council.“I do find a bit of concern that you guys are motioning to end discussion so earlier,” Ngo said. “These positions are important. They are not just nobodies who are being nominated to these positions.”The other 16 approvals were for cabinet positions including the director of academic affairs and the director of university policy, among others.The only nomination that incited controversy among the group was the nomination for the director of social concerns, junior James Deitsch.Sophomore and Duncan senator John Cresson said one of his constituents had raised concerns regarding Deitsch’s nomination for the position.Deitsch, a former Fisher Hall senator, had allegedly been present during election allegation and appeal hearings, Cresson said.“Because of this, there was some concern that he might have been promised a position before the election had concluded, and [the constituent] wanted that addressed in [student] senate,” Cresson said.However, the attendance and proceedings of the election hearings could not be discussed with the student senate, Girgis said.“That whole space, whoever was in there, whatever was discussed, is confidential,” Girgis said.Gayheart said the rumors circulating during the election that he and McGavick had promised cabinet positions to students were false.“The generic question of if we promised positions, we did not and we are being 100 percent honest,” McGavick said.The senators went on to approve Deitsch’s nomination with two oppositions and two abstentions, with Cresson among those abstaining.The nominations were the result of a lengthy interview process to assure the best people for each position, Gayheart said.“We had literally a marathon of interviews from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. one Sunday, and 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on a Saturday. And they were 15-minute interview slots, so that’s a lot of people that we interviewed,” Gayheart said.The director of creative strategy and design in the department of development Matt Gelchion also presented to student senate regarding the upcoming Notre Dame Day. Gelchion, a Notre Dame alumnus, has been working for the University for about five years and began working for the annual giving department last year.“When I saw it close, first-hand last year, I actually came to the conclusion that [Notre Dame Day] is a pretty awesome thing,” Gelchion said.Notre Dame Day is a one-day event that encourages supporters of the University to donate to their favorite clubs or groups on campus.The University has a stake in the number of donors on Notre Dame Day because a large number will help their ranking on websites like U.S. News, Gelchion said.“The percentage of undergraduate alumni who make a gift back to their alma mater is one of the seven criteria that goes into college rankings,” he said.Gelchion said Notre Dame Day stands out from other college and university donation days because of the voting aspect, the hundreds of groups a voter can choose from, the 23-hour live broadcast and the events for students throughout the day.“There’s some really cool stuff that’s been put on the calendar, actually specifically for this year,” Gelchion said. “Notre Dame Day is a pretty big, involved thing.”Tags: cabinet positions, Corey Gayheart, Gates McGavick, Notre Dame Student Senate, student senatelast_img read more

Clear Lake council reviews letter of intent for recreation center

first_imgCLEAR LAKE — The Clear Lake City Council last night reviewed a proposed letter of intent with the Clear Lake Community School District on the proposed wellness and recreation center project that would be constructed just south of the current high school gymnasium. City Administrator Scott Flory says the letter of intent would show the community that both entities agree to work in good faith towards a formal partnership and/or sharing agreement related to the center that would mutually benefit the citizens and residents of Clear Lake.  “We agree at some point to execute a formal Chapter 28E agreement, we put in the letter of intent that would occur no later than 30 days following the successful passage of a public referendum proposed by the school district for the calendar year 2020. The letter of intent can be terminated at any time by either party here, or if the referendum would not pass, then the letter of intent would terminate at that point.” Flory says the school district would lead the design and construction phase and be the lead financing entity for the project.   “In terms of the financing of the building, the school will construct and own the center, and will be the lead financing entity for the overall project. The city, subject to all the statutorily required things that we have to go through, would propose to issue a $700,000 general obligation bond and also a $300,000 contribution from the general fund in support of the project, primarily for costs associated with the elevated walking track, multi-purpose rooms, indoor playground rooms, and areas and other amenities that may yet be determined.”Flory says the city would lease the new center from the school district and be responsible for its operation.   “The school being the owner of the center and would lease to the city for not less than 25 years following a hearing as required by law. The parties would enter into a 28E agreement that promotes the following collaboration: the city would be responsible for the day-to-day operation to the center, including staffing the facility, cleaning the facility, general maintenance, routine repair; the city would be entitled to any revenue generated by and responsible for any expenses at the rec center.” The approximate cost of the rec center is just over $10 million. The rest of the funds from the $17 million bond issue that school district voters will decide on March 3rd would be earmarked for other projects at each school building as well as at Lions Field. The Clear Lake council will likely vote on the letter of intent at their December 16th meeting.last_img read more