STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe 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 Make a comment Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeauty On Tuesday, Pasadena Police Chief John Perez said that the city’s police department is monitoring a local gun store in conjunction with the state’s Safe at Home order.The order mandates all non-essential businesses close to help preserve social distancing. However, so far no decision has been made on gun stores, according to Perez.Perez said he drove by Turner’s Outdoorsman on Arroyo Parkway to personally assess things on Tuesday.“We are monitoring the situation,” Perez told Pasadena Now. “There is not a wave of people there buying guns,” Perez said. “We are waiting for some guidance from the state. They know our concern but a determination has not been made.”A store manager at Turner’s Outdoorsman answered the phone on Tuesday, but would not say if the store was open or would be closing and referred all calls to the company’s headquarters located in San Bernardino County.No one picked up the phone when Pasadena Now called the business headquarters.It is not known if other outlets that sell firearms remain open.According to the city’s order people are required to remain at home as much as possible and practice social distancing. Like the orders released by the county, Los Angeles and Long Beach, the city’s order does not require gun stores to close, however gun stores do not appear on the list of essential businesses that can continue to operate.The mandates were issued to help stop the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus. As of Tuesday afternoon at least 414,000 people were infected globally. In Pasadena, six people have tested positive for the virus.The order has been revised once. In that revision, beauty shops and barber shops were ordered to close.Earlier in the day, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva demanded gun stores shut down or be fined, or risk losing their business license.Villanueva said Tuesday that the stores are violating the county and state order that only allows essential businesses to operate during the Safe at Home order.Pasadena has its own police force, and Villanueva cannot close businesses here.“We will be closing them, they are not an essential function,” Villanueva told Fox11 about gun shops. “I’m a supporter of the Second Amendment, I’m a gun owner myself, but now you have the mixture of people that are not formerly gun owners and you have a lot more people at home. Public Safety Pasadena Police Monitoring Situation at Local Gun Store Turner’s Outdoorsman can remain open for now By DONOVAN MCCRAY Published on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 1:11 pm Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Top of the News Community News Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff 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 EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 51 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News
WABC-TV(NEW YORK) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo asked state authorities to open a hate crime investigation on Monday after an arsonist set fire to a rainbow flag outside of a Harlem gay bar.Cuomo said he was “appalled” by the incident at Alibi Lounge, the only gay bar in the neighborhood around 139th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, and directed the state police’s hate crimes task force to assist local authorities with the ongoing investigation.“This act of hate is repugnant to our values of equality and inclusion, and we will not stand by and allow these cowardly acts to continue in New York,” he said in a statement. “I am once again directing the State Police Hate Crimes Unit to assist the NYPD with its investigation and hold those responsible accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”“In New York we have zero tolerance for this despicable behavior,” he added.Alibi’s owners posted images of the torched flag to Twitter early Monday morning, noting that it had been targeted by arsonists twice in five weeks.“Evil has struck again! Someone set our new pride flag on fire,” the owners tweeted. “There is no words to express what we’re feeling.”The lounge was also targeted on May 31, just ahead of the city’s Pride Month kickoff, when surveillance cameras caught a man lighting two rainbow flags on fire at the club. The suspect had not been caught as of Monday afternoon, but the New York City Police Department said the incidents are being investigated as a possible bias incidents. NYPD officials tweeted a grainy photo of a suspect on Monday evening who they said was wanted to anti-LGBTQ criminal mischief in connection to the case.“About a month ago we had the first incident, we did put out some video that was recovered but honestly the video was far away. We believe there’s a good chance the individual resides somewhere in that community,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea told reporters Monday. “We are out there canvassing as we speak and we are relying on the community here as well anyone with any info.”The incident comes as the city battles with an spike in hate crimes across the board, with anit-Semitic and anti-LGBTQ crimes jumping 90% and 20%, respectively, from a year ago as of June 2, the NYPD said.On Monday, the department said it had recorded 220 reported hate crimes year-to-date, a 48% increase from the same period last year, as overall crime decreases. The total of reported hate crimes were listed at 184 on June 2, when the city released its most-recent monthly crime report.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Buzz Bingo (formerly Gala Leisure) has confirmed the appointment of Jamie Queen, former Thomas Cook Group Marketing Director to the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).Queen will be tasked with leading a rebranded Buzz Bingo’s commercial operations and enterprise, focusing on enhancing brand development and customer interactions.The executive will join Buzz Bingo’s leadership team this June, reporting directly to Chief Executive Chris Matthews, who commented on the appointment:-“Jamie impressed us with his passion for understanding what drives customer behaviour, his interest in disruptive innovation and his ability to harness the latest technology. He has an excellent track record in managing businesses across digital and retail platforms”“At a time when Buzz is going through rapid change and exciting development, we are extremely positive about what Jamie will bring to both the executive management team and the organisation as a whole.”Buzz Bingo is the new identity of UK legacy bingo operator Gala Leisure, a former subsidiary of Gala Coral UK, which was sold to private equity firm Caledonia Investments in 2015 for £250 million.During 2018, Buzz Bingo would undertake a £40 million ‘makeover’, improving its 100 UK bingo clubs, with the operator seeking to attract new audiences.Furthermore, Buzz Bingo would relaunch its online gambling services, utilising Playtech Plc provisions as lead omni-channel systems provider.Queen commented on joining Buzz Bingo leadership – “Buzz Bingo is a great brand with an interesting story to tell. With its strong credentials in offering first-rate entertainment across the UK, it’s very well-positioned to capitalise on the growing trend for consumers to seek out interesting and authentic experiences. At the same time, with its new digital platform showing strong growth, I’m excited about how the omni-channel brand evolves.” Share Submit Share Veikkaus Finland confirms Regina Sippel as inbound CFO August 30, 2019 Related Articles Affiliate leaders confirmed for CasinoBeats Malta 2020 February 21, 2020 StumbleUpon Buzz Bingo to close 26 UK venues placing 570 jobs at risk July 15, 2020