A 61-unit Pasadena apartment building will be preserved as affordable senior housing following the completion of a $31.2 million transaction announced Monday by Standard Communities.Under the plan, the Villa Raymond Apartments, 455 N. Raymond Ave., will remain low-cost housing for senior citizens for decades to come, Standard Communities said in a written statement.The transaction was financed through tax-exempt bonds through the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee, as well as federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits provided by the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, the company said.“Completed in partnership with HUD, CDLAC, TCAC, and the nonprofit Housing On Merit, this $31.2 million transaction will preserve the affordability of all 61 units at Villa Raymond for the next 55 years,” according to the statement. “A comprehensive renovation program will invest more than $5 million to modernize unit interiors, upgrade building systems, improve accessibility features and enhance the property’s amenity spaces. In addition, residents will now have access to a comprehensive suite of services and programming, such as health and wellness programs, at no cost.”Affordable senior housing is sorely needed in the region, said Standard Communities Chief Investment Officer Robert Koerner.“There is a shortage of affordable senior apartments in the Los Angeles area, and we believe everyone, regardless of age or income level, deserves to have a place to call home. Standard is pleased to provide beautiful, safe homes for seniors in Pasadena,” said Koerner.Standard Communities Director of West Coast Production Geoff Moen added that the current cost of building makes preserving affordable senior housing vital.“With the significant cost of new construction in Southern California, the importance of being able to preserve existing affordable housing units at communities such as Villa Raymond is critical to the economic and social health of Pasadena and the Los Angeles metropolitan area in general,” Moen said.Standard Communities, which is the affordable housing division of Standard Companies, has now created or preserved roughly 2,600 units of affordable housing in California, and more than 9,300 nationwide, the company said.More information about Standard Communities is available online at standard-communities.com. Community News Pasadena Apartment Building Preserved as Affordable Senior Housing STAFF REPORT Published on Monday, November 2, 2020 | 6:18 pm More Cool Stuff Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Tips For Dating As A Single DadHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Make a comment CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News
3News 18 March 2014New Zealand First MP Asenati Lole-Taylor does not like street prostitution, which is unfortunate because most nights it happens right under her nose.The MP has an office in Papatoetoe’s Hunters Corner – and it’s from there she’s been running surveillance.She’s been gathering evidence to support her Members’ Bill which seeks to ban prostitutes from soliciting for sex on the street – but she’s been poking around other red light districts too.“In Christchurch I saw a little man in the corner and it made me realise that there must be some demand out there for that kind of sex worker.” When asked what sort exactly, she replied, “Well it was kind of a dwarf kind of a lookalike.”Ms Lole-Taylor wants those men and women off the streets, where she says they’ve been terrorising residents – dancing on street poles and generally making a mess of things.http://www.3news.co.nz/MPs-aim-to-end-street-prostitution/tabid/1837/articleID/336436/Default.aspx
The Blaze 18 March 2017Family First Comment: “Although New Zealand now feels compelled to grant human rights to non-living entities in the nation, the country allows women of any age to have an abortion under a number of circumstances.”That’s right folks. An unborn child has less rights than a river. Only in NZ! A new law in New Zealand grants to a major river and all its tributaries the same legal status as a human being.The New Zealand Parliament passed a law on Wednesday giving the Whanganui River, a 180-mile river located on New Zealand’s North Island, the same legal status as a human under New Zealand law. The designation is the first known time in history a river has been given the same status as a person under a nation’s laws.According to a report by the BBC, the Maori, an indigenous people in New Zealand, have been pushing for the designation for more than a century. Chris Finlayson, the negotiations minister of the Treaty of Waitangi for New Zealand, made it clear the river will no longer “belong” to anyone.“The Crown will not own the river bed,” said Finlayson, according to a report by the Wanganui Chronicle. “The river will own itself. That’s a world-leading innovation for a river system.”Because a river is not capable of speaking or thinking, two human legal representatives will be appointed to represent the river in court when legal disputes arise. The Wanganui Chronicle reports one of those people will be selected by the “river tribes” and the second by the New Zealand government.In addition to the increased legal rights for the river, the new law grants $30 million to repair the Whanganui River and $80 million to settle disputes with local tribes.Although New Zealand now feels compelled to grant human rights to non-living entities in the nation, the country allows women of any age to have an abortion under a number of circumstances.Women may abort a pregnancy under 20 weeks if the mother’s life is in danger, there is a physical health danger present or any danger to mental health, in the case of incest or rape, when there is a lack of mental capacity or when there is a fetal abnormality. Very young or very old women may also be eligible without any of the conditions listed above. After 20 weeks of pregnancy, abortion is restricted to situations in which there is a risk of severe health problems for the unborn child or the mother.http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/03/18/crazy-environmentalism-new-zealand-law-gives-river-human-rights-but-not-unborn-babies/Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
AN intense day of racing is expected today when the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) runs off its first National Race of Champions.According to president Rameez Mohamed, the event, which is scheduled for a 09:00hrs start is expected to feature some of the country’s best drivers in action.According to Mohamed, the event is already heating up“We have been seeing a lot of impromptu challenges showing up on social media among the competitors in the group and we feel that we are in for an intense day of racing.”As it relates to the event, GMR&SC boss, who was re-elected this week said that the club is more than ready to host the event.“Yes, we had a bit of a late start in the planning of the event, but we are more than ready to host the first circuit racing event. We held a successful tuning session yesterday where several competitors were seen going through the rounds.”In a bid to bring more competitors in, the club has also devised a street-car class where persons could race their road-going machines for a five-lap shootout. Mohamed said that this had encouraging signs yesterday.“We saw that a lot of the street-car class competitors showed up today (yesterday) to get the seat time and that was very encouraging.“We also had a few cars getting their scrutineering checks done and getting their errors pointed out, en route to being corrected for tomorrow (today). All in all, it seemed a good day.”Today’s action is sponsored by Mohamed’s Enterprise, Tropical Shipping, KFC and Hand-In-Hand Insurance. (CC)
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Westport WineryWestport Winery TASTING @ Cannon Beach, Oregon, opened on Saturday, June 23. This is Westport Winery Garden Resort’s first satellite location from what the Roberts family fondly calls “The Mother Ship.” This new tasting room is conveniently located next door to Cannon Beach Distillery and Seasons Café in an area called “The Village” in downtown Cannon Beach.In addition to offering their full line of 34 wines, two hard ciders, and a non-alcohol Riesling juice, the new location includes all the elements of the original location’s gift selections from branded apparel to wine accessories to home décor and beach-themed accoutrements. This is perfect for locals and visitors alike since the business offers free gift wrapping in both shops. To complement the wines, the new tasting room also offers guests a nice selection of cheese, chocolate and charcuterie that can be enjoyed inside or at the beach. Westport Winery’s Cannon Beach satellite location opened on June 23.Westport is the first winery to open in Cannon Beach. Winery co-owner, Blain Roberts, said. “We couldn’t be more appreciative of the welcome we received in the community and the professionalism we experienced with the various agency representatives and contractors with whom we worked.” They had anticipated an eight month process and instead moved in to the new space in under two months.His wife, Kim Roberts said, “Our biggest challenge was getting the necessary furnishings shipped and built in the seven weeks it took us to go from signing a lease to pouring wine. As it was, only two bars arrived on time and I had to borrow one of Blain’s surfboards to use as a bar during our opening weekend.” Visitors agreed that the surfboard looked great and would need to stay even after the other three bars are installed. Westport Winery was named 2011 Washington Winery to Watch by Wine Press Northwest. They have been voted Best Winery by King 5 Evening Magazine for six of the past eight years. They were named the Best Washington Family Business Silver Medal winners in 2012, received the Grays Harbor Environmental Stewardship Award in 2015, and were name Best Winery, Best Wine Shop, and Best Boutique Winery for 2016 by South Sound Magazine.Westport Winery TASTING @ Cannon Beach is located at 255 N. Hemlock. This tasting room will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Labor Day and Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the winter.