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Required fields are marked * Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website “From food waste to sprouting new life! Thank you Recology Los Angeles and Whole Foods Market Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena for the incredible donation of over 10 tons of compost soil we received today for our new school biodynamic gardens at our Mendocino campus. Thanks to our amazing community partners we have nutrient-rich soil as we begin to prepare the 3,000+ square feet space for our students to learn and grow with. #biodynamicfarming #Waldorfeducation #community #pasadenawaldorf #gardens #compost”On Thursday, March 24, Whole Foods Market Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena will be donating 5% of their total net sales for the day, to support the creation of the new all-school learning biodynamic gardens at Pasadena Waldorf School. The garden site, approximately 5,000 square feet, sits on the school’s newly acquired 2nd campus on Mendocino Street in Altadena. The Mendocino Campus is currently home to the school’s preschool, and in the fall of 2016 will house the high school. Biodynamic agriculture is a form of alternative agriculture very similar to organic farming, founded by Rudolf Steiner, who also founded the first Waldorf School in 1919. Biodynamic agriculture arose out of a request by farmers in Europe who noticed degraded soil conditions and deterioration in the health and quality of crops and livestock resulting from the use of chemical fertilizers.The garden construction began in late January 2016 with the donation and delivery of over 10 tons of compost by Whole Foods’ composting partner Recology. Students and parents have been participating in preparing the grounds scattering the compost and creating berms filled with logs and branches that will maximize water retention. The vision for the garden is to be a source of learning for the students, provide food for the school’s aftercare snack program, and to host community workshops on topics ranging from composting to sustainable irrigation. And the popular Altadena restaurant Pizza of Venice has already committed to creating the “PWS Pizza” featuring seasonal produce from the garden.“5% Day demonstrates Whole Foods’ core value of serving and supporting local communities, and we greatly appreciate this partnership to benefit our school’s new biodynamic gardens,” says Pasadena Waldorf School Development Officer Jon Brody. “We have enjoyed a mutually beneficial community partnership with Whole Foods Arroyo for several years, including their in-kind support for our annual Elves’ Faire, and by our school promoting Whole Foods store events and activities that appeal to our families. Our community looks forward to participating in the 5% Day on March 24 and is extremely grateful for this support. All proceeds from the 5% Day will go directly to supporting the garden, including purchasing tools, building storage sheds, installing irrigation systems, and procuring trees and plants for the garden.”Popular internet-based grocery deliver service Instacart is also joining in their support for the biodynamic gardens by offering free delivery to Whole Foods Market Arroyo Parkway shoppers on all orders of $35 or more on March 24 using the code ‘5pctday’.“It is important to Whole Foods that we are more than just a place to shop for food, but rather are an active community partner that supports the local programs and organizations that align with our values and passions,” says Sarah Roberts, Whole Foods Market Metro Marketing Field Team Leader.Whole Foods Market Arroyo Parkway is located at 465 S. Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena. 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Umphrey’s Mcgee made their way to Oakland, CA’s The Fox Theater earlier this month with rising Arizona jam quartet Spafford. After two sets of straight shredding, the Chicago-based rockers closed the second set with a cover of Metallica‘s “…And Justice For All” that has been within the circuits of discussion ever since.Thanks to TourGigs, you can watch pro-shot footage of the performance below:Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | The Fox Theater | Oakland, CA | 3/11/17Set 1: There’s No Crying In Mexico > Attachments, Bridgeless > 2nd Self, Wappy Sprayberry > Rocker Part 2, Kid Charlemagne > BridgelessSet 2: Hurt Bird Bath > 2×2, 1348 > Hajimemashite, Ringo > 1348, …And Justice for AllEncore: Day Nurse > The Floor
Members of the media work between practices for Final Four teams on Friday, April 2, 2010, at Lucas Oil Stadium.[/media-credit]INDIANAPOLIS — When ESPN.com writer Dana O’Neil covered her first Final Four in 2001, the rooms were packed with writers crowded around players and coaches. There were so many journalists, in fact, she said it was difficult to move.What about this year? Let’s just say that print journalists are not feeling cramped.The financial strains of the newspaper industry have led to a noticeable decline in print reporters attending this year’s Final Four, according to several veteran basketball writers — a trend that also was seen at last fall’s World Series, this year’s Super Bowl and February’s Winter Olympic Games.While about 200 more overall credentials — some 1,700 — were issued for the Final Four this weekend compared to last year, Assistant Director for the Men’s Basketball Championship David Worlock said that was largely because of more requests from CBS, the network which owns the broadcast rights to the men’s basketball championship and added significantly to its crew. Worlock did not have a breakdown of the number of credentials issued to print journalists.This year’s lack of print reporters has created mixed feelings among the reporters who did make it to the Final Four. They lamented what it symbolizes about the business, but it does make it easier to do their jobs.Bob Kravitz, columnist for the hometown Indianapolis Star and a veteran of many Final Fours, said that for the reporters who were at the event, there was more access to players and coaches. In fact, Kravitz said he “virtually had a one-on-one” interview Thursday with Michigan State Coach Tom Izzo and Spartan star Kalin Lucas.“This thing used to be so much more monstrous,” he said.Despite fewer numbers of print reporters, Worlock said overall coverage of the Final Four hasn’t decreased. Only the way it is covered has changed, he said.Just as readers are flocking to the Web, so have the credentials.“You could say we have fewer people than 10, 15 years ago, but we have lots of people from AOL Fanhouse, Yahoo Sports, ESPN.com, etc.,” Worlock said. “Instead of writing for newspapers, they’re writing for popular Web sites.”The trend has affected print coverage of all the marquee sporting events in the past year.February’s Winter Olympics took a big hit this year. More than 30 newspapers that flew to Italy to cover the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, did not request any for this year’s events in Vancouver.While the overall number of Olympic credentials was down, there was an increase in the number of online credentials granted.The hallmark of American sports, the Super Bowl, also suffered a sharp decline in credentials, starting in 2009 when the recession pounded newspapers. Last fall’s World Series also experienced a significant decline in the number of newspapers chronicling the event. Twenty-nine of the 60 newspapers that covered local major league baseball teams home and away did not staff the World Series.Even some of the nation’s largest newspapers have had to adjust their travel budgets. Because of industry-wide belt tightening, Los Angeles Times Deputy Sports Editor John Cherwa said newspapers have had to focus more on local and regional events that matter more to their readers than a national game.He said that the Tribune Co., which owns the L.A. Times, Chicago Tribune and six other daily newspapers, is only sending two reporters to the Final Four. But, he said, L.A. Times readers are better served by having reporters at the Dodgers’ and Angels’ opening games.“If you don’t have a local team in the Final Four or final two, I’m guessing that the Final Four will not be the lead to your sports section,” Cherwa said.New York Times Sports Editor Tom Jolly said he looks at every situation differently when deciding whether to send his reporters on the road.“If we believe there’s broad interest among our readers either because of the event, as is the case with the Final Four, or because we can report something distinctive, we send our reporters,” Jolly said. “If not, we’ll rely on the AP.”Cherwa said the decline in the number of print reporters at the Final Four doesn’t necessarily translate into diminished coverage.“I’m not sure the bottom line quality of the coverage is affected,” Cherwa said. “What it most likely affects is the duplication of coverage, which is a lot of people doing the same thing.”Because of smaller sports sections, fewer advertisers and stretched-out staffs, wire services have become more of a go-to option, rather than a backup source. But Memphis Commercial Appeal college basketball beat writer Dan Wolken said readers lose their familiarity with their local reporter when the newspaper uses a wire service report instead.“I think ideally you want your own people there because you want your own byline,” Wolken said. “But as things have changed with the business model, people put less of a priority on that.”Kravitz said that because more newspapers are relying on the AP for events it cannot cover, more and more newspapers are starting to look the same.“It’s becoming more homogenized because everyone is using a smaller number of media outlets to spread the message,” Kravitz said. “That’s dangerous.”While the print side of journalism has been suffering this decade, the advent of bloggers has raised a new question for those in charge of distributing credentials: Who do you let in?While many individual schools, including Indiana University, distribute credentials to bloggers, the NCAA has not allowed any yet in the national basketball tournament. And just as the media business is changing quickly, Worlock said allowing bloggers access to the Final Four could be a future development.But ESPN’s O’Neil said she understood why the NCAA was so careful about who it credentials to its biggest event.“It’s very difficult because how do you draw the line if you’re doing the credentialing on what’s legit and what’s not ,” she said.For now, O’Neil said she hopes things turn around.“I certainly don’t want to walk into a room like this and see 20 people, that would be depressing to me,” O’Neil said. “I think until they figure it out, it’s going to be down for a while. If they figure it out, it can come back up.”A team of Indiana University journalists is reporting for the Final Four Student News Bureau, a project between IU’s National Sports Journalism Center and the NCAA at the men’s tournament in Indianapolis.
Authorities in Miami-Dade County have confirmed that two teenage girls were accidentally shot in the head just one week apart from each other.Most recently, 17-year-old Michael McGowan was arrested last Tuesday in connection with a Monday night shooting at an efficiency in the 2700 block of Southwest 20th Street.He is facing one count of manslaughter.According to the arrest report, detectives found two juveniles and two adults inside the home just before 8:30 p.m Monday.Police identified the victim as 17-year-old Giselle Rengifo. She was found on the floor with an apparent gunshot wound to the head, and was pronounced dead at the scene.Photo courtesy: Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation/WPLGAuthorities found a black handgun and magazine on top of a desk near the front door.The arrest report states that all four people inside the home were questioned by. McGowan confessed to detectives that he was holding the gun when it accidentally discharged, shooting Rengifo in the head.The witnesses corroborated McGowan’s statement.McGowan’s death is the second accidental shooting of a teenager in Miami in recent weeks. On May 12, 15-year-old Arya Gray was also fatally shot in the head while with friends and her sister at an apartment in Miami’s Upper East Side neighborhood.Miami-Dade police arrested 17-year-old Thalys Gabriel Olivera, of Miami, on May 13, the day after the shooting. He is facing a charge of manslaughter with a deadly weapon.Police discovered that the gun he used in the shooting was reported stolen from Homestead on April 24.Olivera told police that he was playing with the gun and while “playing” with it, he pulled the trigger and saw a flash that struck Gray.Police Make Arrest in 15-Year-Old Miami Girl’s Accidental Shooting Death
SONGBIRD IN TUNE FOR HER THREE-YEAR-OLD DEBUTTARIS STRETCHES OUT IN THE GRADE II LA CANADA BALTAS TRIO EYES MEGAHERTZ STAKES ON MONDAYMORE THAN LESS GOES IN MARATHON ASTRA STAKESECLIPSE AWARDS TO BE STREAMED ON XPRESSBET.COMARCADIA WALK OF FAME ANNOUNCES NEW INDUCTEES Richard Baltas2474129%50%$421,830 Alex Solis620133%50%$107,424 Mark Glatt2131114%24%$88,360 Mario Gutierrez4867513%38%$305,534 ECLIPSE AWARDS TO BE STREAMED LIVE ON XPRESSBET.COM & DRF.COMThoroughbred racing fans can find exclusive content from behind the scenes of the 45th Annual Eclipse Awards Saturday by following the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, @NTRA, on Twitter.Followers can expect plenty of candid images from backstage in the Sport of Kings Theatre at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino, featuring Eclipse Award winners and the presenters.To join in the social media conversation surrounding the Eclipse Awards, the NTRA is urging viewers to use the hashtag #EclipseAwards. Backstage scenes will be tagged #BehindtheCurtain.In addition to @NTRA, other accounts expected to be very active during the show include those of title sponsors Breeders’ Cup Ltd. (@BreedersCup) and Daily Racing Form (@DRFInsidePost), as well as the industry-supported fan development initiative America’s Best Racing (@ABRLive).The Eclipse Awards will be live streamed on DRF.com and Xpressbet.com. Pre-show coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time with the ceremony set for 5 p.m.The Eclipse Awards are named after the great 18th-century racehorse and foundation sire Eclipse, who began racing at age five and was undefeated in 18 starts, including eight walkovers. Eclipse sired the winners of 344 races, including three Epsom Derbies.The Eclipse Awards are bestowed upon horses and individuals whose outstanding achievements in North America have earned them the title of Champion in their respective categories. Those awards are voted by NTRA, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB). Eclipse Awards also are given to recognize members of the media for outstanding coverage of Thoroughbred racing. TRAINER HOPES MORE IS BETTER FOR MORE THAN LESSMore Than Less tries an uncommon distance when she runs in Sunday’s $75,000 Astra Stakes at a mile-and-a-half on turf, but Peter Eurton is hoping for a big effort from a big filly.“She’s a big, tall filly but seems to have a steady pace about her,” the trainer said of the four-year-old daughter of More Than Ready owned by Marc Ferrell.“We think she can get the distance because of her size. The key thing is, hopefully she relaxes and kind of chills for a while.”The Astra will be the first stakes race for the five-year-old Kentucky-bred mare, who finished sixth in a one-mile overnight race Dec. 30, her first start in 10 months. Kent Desormeaux282657%46%$267,540 Patrick Gallagher1031130%50%$206,684 Kristin Mulhall1032130%60%$137,000 Joseph Talamo4378316%42%$337,030 Santiago Gonzalez64149422%42%$512,570 (Current Through Sunday, Jan. 10) Peter Eurton1846322%72%$154,370 Rafael Bejarano571412425%53%$684,610 ARCADIA WALK OF CHAMPIONS ANNOUNCES INDUCTEESThe Arcadia Historical Society’s Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions will celebrate the induction of honorees for 2015 and 2016 at a gala on Tuesday, May 24.The event will be held from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the historic core of the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, site of Lucky Baldwin’s landmark Queen Anne Cottage and matching Carriage Barn and birthplace of racing in Southern California. The theme will be “Salute in Red and Black,” honoring Baldwin’s racing colors.Equine inductees will be champions Zenyatta and Lava Man. Champion jockey Chris McCarron, training stars Gary Jones, Ron McAnally, Mike Mitchell, and Mel Stute, and breeder/owner Buddy Johnston’s Old English Rancho also will be honored.Victor Espinoza, the only active jockey to have won racing’s Triple Crown will receive special recognition for his achievements in the sport and community service.Proceeds from the celebration will fund the placement of 24″ by 24″engraved informational bronze plaques in the sidewalks of downtown Arcadia.With the opening of the new Arcadia station of the Metro System Gold Line in March 2016, more attention than ever will be drawn to the business district adjacent to Santa Anita Park.In addition to the Walk of Champions, several other Thoroughbred racing charities will be beneficiaries of the gala, including California Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation (which serves the backstretch community with health services), Winners Foundation (providing confidential assistance for troubled members of the community), and California Thoroughbred Foundation (dedicated to the advancement of equine research and education).The Steering Committee for the Walk of Champions includes Beth Costanza, Gail Marshall, and Sandy Snider, all with long ties to the City of Arcadia, who supervised its dedication in the historic downtown of the City of Arcadia on Sept. 27, 2014, as a permanent acknowledgement of the significant role racing has played in not only the city’s storied past, but also its promising future. Santa Anita Park is the Founding Sponsor of the Walk of Champions.The Arcadia Historical Society greatly appreciates any donation made in support of this educational outreach effort.The Society is a not‐for‐profit 501(c) (3), and contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, at Walk of Champions, PO Box 661332, Arcadia, CA, 91066‐1332.FINISH LINES: This Monday, Jan. 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Santa Anita will offer another of its popular Dollar Days, with draft beers, hot dogs and sodas on sale for just a buck. Santa Anita’s Infield will be open on MLK Day, this Monday. Santa Anita will be dark Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week. Live racing will resume Friday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m. . . . Tomorrow’s Late Pick 4 has a guaranteed pool of $300,000, as does the Late Pick 4 on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This weekend, the Late Pick 4 guarantee balloons to $500,000 Saturday and Sunday . . . Two-time Eclipse Award champion Beholder arrived Sunday at Santa Anita from Peacefield Farm in Temecula, underwent routine tests, and will head to Julie Adair-Stack‘s facility in Chino Hills to continue preparations for her return to the races, according to Richard Mandella, who has the Grade I Vanity Stakes on June 4 as a long-range goal for the daughter of Henny Hughes owned by B. Wayne Hughes . . . Jockey Mario Gutierrez rides Frank Conversation for Doug O’Neill in Saturday’s $100,000 California Derby at Golden Gate Fields . . . Jockey Ty Kennedy packed his tack for greener pastures Sunday, saying he just “needs a break.” He had one win from 19 mounts, with three seconds and two thirds, before departing . . . Guns Loaded, 5-2 morning line favorite in today’s fifth race, has been claimed four times in his last five races . . . Aces high: Out of Patience, 6-1 morning line chance in today’s second race, drew the one hole for the fourth straight time and for the sixth time in his last 10 races . . . Kent Desormeaux is suspended three days (Jan. 16, 17 and 18) for causing interference aboard Let’s Meet in Rio in Saturday’s Grade III Sham Stakes. The horse finished second, and after a stewards’ inquiry, there was no disqualification. Flavien Prat3342612%36%$206,612 Bob Baffert2853518%46%$359,560 Tyler Baze5438106%39%$236,238 Peter Miller3242113%22%$135,520 Mike Smith2442217%33%$385,020 Martin Pedroza2832111%21%$62,260 Gary Stevens1631019%25%$360,080 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Karen Headley430075%75%$127,450 Victor Espinoza222319%27%$241,630 Martin Garcia2833611%43%$260,794 ‘SOLID’ THREESOME FOR BALTAS IN MEGAHERTZRichard Baltas expects to have three for the money in Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday feature, the Grade III, $100,000 Megahertz Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile on turf. “It’s the most I’ve entered in one race, certainly one stakes race,” said Santa Anita’s training leader through 11 racing days with seven victories from 24 starts, a dazzling 29 percent success rate.“All three are solid horses,” Baltas said, “although each has a different running style. We’ll let them run their own race and see how it works out.”Baltas plans to enter front-running Chaulk O Lattey, second in the Kathyrn Crosby at Del Mar Nov. 7; Miss America Stakes runner-up Journey On, who is usually on or in close attendance to the pace; and Tiz a Kiss, a stone closer making her stakes debut.Probable for the Megahertz: Beat of The Drum, Flavien Prat; Chaulk O Lattey, Rafael Bejarano; Glory, Mike Smith; Journey On, Mario Gutierrez; and Tiz a Kiss, Santiago Gonzalez. Steven Miyadi1133127%64%$75,980 Edwin Maldonado3771419%32%$194,390 Alonso Quinonez1935116%47%$126,390 LUCKY SEVEN GOOD SPOT FOR TARIS IN LA CANADA Taris tries to carry her vaunted speed further than she ever has when she runs in Saturday’s Grade II La Canada Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles.She won Aqueduct’s Grade III Go for Wand at a mile on Nov. 27, but finished sixth in the Grade III Honeybee going 1 1/16 miles at Oaklawn Park in March of 2014.The 5-year-old Flatter mare drew the outside post position in a field of seven, which should be to her advantage.“I think the outside post is pretty good,” trainer Simon Callaghan said. “I thought maybe there could be some other speed, but we’ll see how the race unfolds.“We’re on the outside and can pretty much go to the lead or sit off it. She’s very tractable or very easy to put wherever we want her.”The field: Tara’s Tango, Martin Garcia, 4-1; supplemental entry Illuminant, Flavien Prat, 8-1; Oscar Party, Santiago Gonzalez, 20-1; Honey Ride, Tyler Baze, 12-1; Yahilwa, Mike Smith, 5-2; Birdatthewire, Drayden Van Dyke, 3-1; and Taris, Gary Stevens, 2-1. William Spawr1152045%64%$120,874 Doug O’Neill4043810%38%$202,942 SONGBIRD’S DRILL ‘JUST WHAT WE WANTED’Unbeaten Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Songbird, who will officially be crowned Eclipse Award champion two-year-old filly of 2015 at the ceremonial dinner Saturday at Gulfstream Park, worked six furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Thursday in 1:14.40.The Kentucky-bred daughter of Medaglia d’Oro owned by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms, Inc. is scheduled to make her three-year-old debut in the Grade II, $300,000 Las Virgenes Stakes at one mile on Feb. 6.“It was real good,” trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said of the workout. “It was just what we wanted today. She galloped out (seven furlongs) in 1:28.”Santa Anita clocker Dane Nelson had fractional times of 26 flat, 38.20, 50.20 and 1:02.40, with a gallop-out time of 1:27.80. TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won David Lopez3262719%47%$183,778 Drayden Van Dyke222119%18%$91,330 Fernando Perez4524114%38%$173,796 Abel Lezcano1621113%25%$84,810 Philip D’Amato2846814%64%$302,820 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won