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Share Their Love of Reading From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, March 29, 2013 | 12:03 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Richard and Jeff Ward of E Waldo Ward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

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first_imgGrow-your-own recreational pot finds favour, but many undecidedStuff co.nz 23 October 2018Family First Comment: This is a crap survey. And that’s being polite. No other word for it. And the fact the media gave it some credibility shows their own agenda.“The New Zealand Drug Trends Survey was carried out between November and February. It was promoted through a targeted Facebook campaign and was completed by more than 6300 people. 73% of the sample reported using cannabis, 33% ecstasy, 26% LSD, 20% methamphetamine, 11% cocaine and 5% morphine in the previous six months.” !!This is not a normal survey group. It sounds like the AGM of NORML or the Green party.www.VoteNo.nzNearly three-quarters of those who took part had used cannabis in the previous six months. Despite that, Associate Professor Chris Wilkins, who led the study, said he thought respondents were a good broad demographic representation of the population, although with some bias.The New Zealand Drug Trends Survey was carried out between November and February. It was promoted through a targeted Facebook campaign and was completed by more than 6300 people.Seventy-three per cent of the sample reported using cannabis, 33 per cent ecstasy, 26 per cent LSD, 20 per cent methamphetamine, 11 per cent cocaine and 5 per cent morphine in the previous six months. 36 per cent did not indicate a preference.Of about 4100 people who did show a preference, the most popular option was for home production and use only, with 27 per cent support.  Another 21 per cent favoured a profit-driven market with light restrictions, similar to that in force for alcohol, while 19 per cent wanted to keep the existing situation with prohibition and criminal penalties.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/108027311/growyourown-recreational-pot-finds-favour-but-many-undecided Lack of consensus on cannabis law changeNewsHub 23 October 2018 New research shows the majority of Kiwis back a law change on cannabis.But there’s a lack of consensus on what type of use should be legalised, and researchers say more education is needed ahead of a referendum.A Massey University survey asked more than 6000 people what kind of regulatory regime they would prefer.If marijuana use was legal in New Zealand, many Kiwis would prefer to grow it themselves.Chris Wilkins, Associate Professor at Massey University, says this result came as a surprise.“The most popular option was this home production, with no commercial selling. I think that really reflected the idea that culturally, cannabis cultivation is pretty embedded in New Zealand.”READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2018/10/lack-of-consensus-on-cannabis-law-change.htmllast_img read more