Governor Signs Assemblymember Holden’s Buy Here, Pay Here Legislation

first_img 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. Significant reforms in the Buy-Here, Pay-Here car loan industry are set to go into effect next January after Governor Brown today signed Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bill to protect the used-car-buying public.By signing AB 265 the Governor recognized the State of California needed to do more to reign in abusive consumer lending practices at Buy-Here, Pay-Here car dealerships,” said Assemblymember Holden. “Given all of the challenges and worries facing hard working families in our state I am proud that AB 265 will provide car-buying consumers the flexibility they need to make their payments on time, keep their cars and continue to provide for their family.”Under AB 265, Buy Here, Pay Here dealerships must provide a 5 to 10-day notification period before a remote kill device can be used to disable a car for lack of payment. Current law requires only a 48 hour warning before a car can be disabled due to late payments, or insurance cancellation or even a clerical error. The bill also increases penalties for violations of these laws.Many of these used car dealers target low-income workers with poor credit. They are the lenders of last resort for many working class Californians. But the cost for this kind of credit is steep with exorbitant interest rates and can be a vicious cycle for poor workers who need a car.AB 265 goes into effect January 1, 2016. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Government Governor Signs Assemblymember Holden’s Buy Here, Pay Here Legislation Published on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 | 1:34 pm 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a commentcenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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 Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Top of the News Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stufflast_img read more

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GFA confirms Brazil friendly talks

first_imgThe Ghana Football Association (GFA) has confirmed an approach by Brazil to play a friendly against the Black Stars.GFA spokesperson Ibrahim Sanni Daara told Angel FM that even though Brazil has made contact with them, the proposed date for the friendly match clashes with Ghana’s World Cup qualifying play-off game, should the Black Stars edge past Zambia on September 6.“Brazil approached us and expressed interest in playing against us. The date they want to play us (October 15) is around the same time we will play the first leg of the world cup qualifying playoff.”Daara added that whilst the GFA is interested in playing against Brazil, no contract can be signed after the Zambia game, adding that the date will be found after the play off date.“We have told them that whilst we are interested in playing against them, we cannot sign any contract until after the Zambia match.“So we have asked them to find a date after the play off date which will not clash with our programmes. We know that we will beat Zambia to qualify for the play offs. We also do not want any distractions ahead of the Zambia match, so we will speak to them again after the Zambia game.”last_img read more

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WATCH: 76ers’ Mike Scott crashes into stands, takes sip of Bucks fan’s drink

first_imgMike Scott got hydration from an unexpected source during Philadelphia’s matchup against Milwaukee on Sunday.The 76ers forward fell into the Bucks’ courtside seats while diving for a loose ball in the first quarter of the contest. From there, he decided to take a sip of a fan’s drink. Scott entered Sunday averaging 8.1 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in his 15 appearances with the 76ers.The 76ers are riding a three-game winning streak and will attempt to extend it against the Bucks, who boast the best record (52-17) in the NBA.Philadelphia (44-25) sits third in the Eastern Conference standings. [email protected] understands the importance of proper hydration. 🤣#Shaqtin pic.twitter.com/0Pqp3H6PbF— Shaqtin’ a Fool (@shaqtin) March 17, 2019Scott was moved to Philadelphia by the Clippers alongside Tobias Harris and other pieces shortly before the trade deadline. He appears to be enjoying being a part of the process so far.last_img read more

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SSA orders contractor to remove Blue Lives Matter flag

first_imgAs the Patriot Ledger reported, Hingham’s fire chief stirred controversy when he ordered the flag removed from town fire trucks following a citizen’s complaint. Union firefighters under him didn’t agree with the decision.In an effort to maintain a politically neutral environment, the SSA opted to tune out several national news broadcasts on its ferries and its terminals, and stick with NECN, following customer complaints about the political flavor of those programs.Updated to add some context on the Blue Line flag. A crane at the Steamship Authority’s Woods Hole Project jobsite flew a Blue Lives Matter flag on Tuesday, in apparent contradiction to the ferry line’s apolitical stance. The jobsite is operated by general contractor Jay Cashman Inc. A representative from that company deferred comment on the flag to another staff member, and promised to respond when they could reach that person.SSA spokesman Sean Driscoll told The Times that “per SSA policy, the only flag allowed to be flown on our property other than the U.S. and state flags is the POW/MIA flag. We relayed that to Cashman today, and they have removed the flag.”Blue Lives Matter has been seen as a countermovement to Black Lives Matter. Proponents of Blue Lives Matter have sought to equate the killing of police officers with hate crime. However many in law enforcement view the the Blue Lives Matter flag, commonly known as the Thin Blue Line flag, as a sign of support for what is an inherently perilous occupation. The flag has been a divisional flashpoint at several Massachusetts fire departments, where it has been flown from fire apparatus.  Updated 3:40 pmlast_img read more

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England’s Gabriella wins British Open place

first_img England international Gabriella Cowley played her way into the Ricoh Women’s British Open, which starts on Thursday over the Old Course, St Andrews, after shooting four-under 68 at yesterday’s final qualifying. The 17-year-old from Brocket Hall (Image © Leaderboard Photography) was one of only two amateurs to make it through the final stage at Kingsbarns Golf Links, alongside Curtis Cup player Amy Boulden of Wales.   Meanwhile England’s Emily Taylor – a rookie professional on the Ladies European Tour – also qualified with a sparkling 66, which put her in second place. A total of 16 players qualified for the championship from a field of 90. Another England international, Lauren Taylor (Woburn), is keeping her fingers crossed for a place in the Open. She is the first reserve after taking part in a play-off, involving 12 competitors, for the final four places in the championship. All 12 players – also including England’s Bronte Law (Bramhall) and Hayley Davis (Ferndown) – had shot three-under 69 in regulation play. Gabriella will join two other England amateurs when she tees off in the championship.  British champion Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) and British stroke play champion Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro) were both exempt from qualifying. QUALIFIERS Par 72 65 Xiyu Lin (China). 66 E Taylor (Eng), M Jorgensen (Den). 67 S Michaels (US), M Silva (Spa). 68 A Boulden (Wal) (am), D Holmqvist (Swe), L Diaz (US), S Hassan (Wal), M Rigon (Ita), G Cowley (Eng) (am), D Carter (US). 69 (after play-off) C Booth (Sco), L Larsson (Swe), T Elosegui (Spa), C Lennarth (Swe). FAILED TO QUALIFY 69 (eliminated in 12-player play-off for last four places) 1st reserve L Taylor (Eng) (am), 2nd L Beck (Isr) (am), 3rd E Givens (Eng)  4th Mallory Fraiche (US), B Law (Eng) (am), H Davis (Eng) (am), M Hernandez (Spa),  C Koch (Swe) 70 P Pretswell (Sco), M Sagstrom (Swe) (am), K MacDonald (Sco), H Burke (Eng), C Chen (SAf), L Kane (Can), V Felibert (Vene), M H Lee (SKo), J Hedwall (Swe), R Goodall (Eng) (am), A Sharp (Can), M Hjorth (Swe), C Afonso (Fra) 71 C Herbin (Fra), K Lunn (Aus), L Johansson (Swe) (am), S L Bregman (SAf), M Prat (Spa), N Roessler (Ger) (am), N Hori (Jap), K Ekeu (US) 72 M Thomson (Sco), H Bowie-Young (US), A L Caudal (Fra), K Smith (Aus), V Laing (Sco). 73 J Klatten (Fra), D Luna (Ita), T Johns (Aus), S Croce (Ita), M Nagl (Ger), R Artis (Aus), H Aitchison (Eng), L Henriksson (Fin), V Derrey (Fra). 74 M Reid (Eng), K Pogacar (Slo), A Hewson (Eng) (am) V Valvassori (Ita), C Woods (US), A Peters (Eng) (am), K Matharu (Eng), M Grehan (US), V Schlasberg (Swe), L Shervill (Eng) 75 S Fuller (Eng) (am), L Hall (Wal), W Walker (Eng), J Song (US), C Wild (Eng),  A D Soderstrom (Swe) 76 B Brewerton (Wal), M MacLaren (Eng) (am) 77 R Lee Bentham (Can), H Fitzgerald (Swi), A Ratcliffe (Eng) (am), M Cappeliez (Fra) (am), S Madden (Eng) (am), R Wyn Thomas (Wal). 78 A Dimmock (Eng) (am), K Rule (Eng), F Liddell (Sco) (am). 79 M Ramos (Mex), M Matzler (Swi) 81 S Rodger (Eng). 82 N Tamminen (Fin). 30 Jul 2013 England’s Gabriella wins British Open place last_img read more

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Mixed-Use Developments Pop Up in Atlantic Highlands

first_imgThough not right on the water, Kalian believes the new proposal will provide its own benefits to potential lessees.“Harbor House will not have the similar views, but it will have really nice units right in town, where you can walk to everything,” he said.Although site plans are not yet finalized, Kalian said the site would have a brick layout along the front and the residential units would have upscale bathrooms and many amenities. He called the units “luxury rentals.”One issue that might occur in Kalian’s application, though, is that ground floor apartments along First Avenue are not permitted under current zoning law. Kalian must seek a variance for that to happen.Hubeny said the borough has been impressed by the different styles of mixed-use that have come before the planning board.“The people coming in to do these projects are well-prepared,” he said. “They’re not shooting for the stars, they have reasonable plans.” It’s also a new method of business that the Atlantic Highlands Chamber of Commerce has welcomed.“I think as far as the chamber goes, it’s a very good thing,” said Atlantic Highlands Chamber of Commerce president Cindy Fligor. Story and photo by Jay CookATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – A long-vacant lot in Atlantic Highlands’ historic business district is being eyed for an upscale, traditional style, multi-use development.The project is being led by Patrick Kalian, managing partner and co-owner of Atlantic Highlands Associates, LLC.“I’ve lived in the area since 1980 and I always looked at Atlantic Highlands as the next town, the next place to happen,” Kalian said Monday.Kalian is proposing the Harbor House, a three-story, 5,700-square-foot mixed-use building with commercial and residential space. The first floor would have 1,165-square-feet of commercial space, as well as two residential units in the back. On the second and third floors, eight more residential units are being proposed. In total, there would be five one-bedroom units and five two-bedroom units.Located in between The Jig Factory dance school and Better Homes Realty, 60 First Ave. has been vacant for decades. Borough administrator Adam Hubeny, who began his service as a police officer in the borough in 1987, recalled the lot being vacant then.Kalian acquired the property in June 2015 from its previous owner, Marlin Technology Partners, LLC, based in Holmdel, who owned it for just over nine years.Harbor House was presented to the borough planning board at the March 9 meeting. The presentation will continue at the April 13 meeting, where a decision could be made.If approved, the complex would mark the third mixed-use development Kalian has constructed in Atlantic Highlands. His other two are found across town and are currently under construction: Bay Village-First Avenue and Bay Village-HennesseyBoulevard.Bay Village-First Avenue, located at 35 First Ave., will have approximately 2,500-square-feet of retail space along with six total residential units. Bay Village-Hennessey Boulevard, found at 2 Hennessey Blvd., is set to have 7,200-square-feet of water view office space and 16 total residential units. By November, he expects occupancy at both sites. “Towns need to promote growth from within and there’s a current growth spurt that we’re having.”Fligor owns Salon at 68, a beauty salon located at 68 First Ave. She is excited to welcome new businesses into the borough.“It’s a win-win,” she said. “Atlantic Highlands can still keep its charm.”With the influx of mixed use comes the potential to becoming a state-recognized transit village, an initiative spearheaded by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and NJ Transit.Through the program, grants are provided to municipalities as incentive to redevelop areas around transit stations. Ferry services are not currently considered transit stations by the state.Atlantic Highlands hopes to lead the charge for municipalities who have a productive ferry service. At the foot of First Avenue, the Seastreak ferry has a terminal which primarily transports commuters to and from New York City.“We believe that when we’re ready, and we have all of our ducks in a row to apply for transit village, this will only bolster our application,” he said.Preparing to finish his application, Kalian is confident that the planning board will accept Harbor House at the April 13 meeting.“We hope to get it very soon,” he said. “We’ll wait 60 days and then start construction.”last_img read more

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No joy in Boundary Country, Leafs pound Bruins 15-0

first_imgIt’s easy to say Carsen Willans likes playing the Grand Forks Border Bruins.As a matter of fact, so do a lot of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League teams.Willans, a Nelson Minor Hockey Association grad, scored four times as the Nelson Leafs shocked it to the Bruins 15-0 in Murdoch Division play Thursday in the Boundary City.Despite winning its first of the season last week in the Invermere, there’s not much positive to report for interim coach Matt Zamec.The former assistant was elevated prior to the win after head coach and GM Brent Batten was relieved of his duties by team executive.Nelson scored five times during the first eight minutes of the opening period to literally put the game away after 20 minutes.During the first frame the Leafs outshot the Bruins 21-5 en route to a 57-shot barrage at the Grand Forks tandem of Jeremy Mandoli and backup Nathan Nicloson.Grand Forks also surrendered three power play goals in the contest.Along with Willans padding his stats, a host of other Leafs also filled the stats bucket.The game’s first star Brett Norman scored three times while adding two helpers for a five-point night.Former Trail Smokie defenceman J.J. Beitel also had a breakout game, with two goals and three assists along with center Nik Newman, one goal four assists.Nelson defenceman Walker Sidoni had four assists as well as Nelson native Dallon Stoddart, also finishing with four points on a goal and three assists.Other goal scorers included Matthew Naka, Julian Davis, Eric Spring and Matti Jmaeff.Patrick Defoe had a relatively easy time in the net, stopping 27 shots.The only real bright spot for the Bruins came in the third period when Grand Forks fired 14 shots — more than the first two periods — at the Leaf goal.LEAF NOTES: Nelson, 18-9-0-2, climbs into a second-place tie with idle Castlegar Rebels, each team now has 38 points. However, Castlegar has played two less games. . . .The night was cut rather short for Leaf center Matthew Naka. After scoring Nelson’s fifth goal of the opening period, the Vanderhoof native was handed a game misconduct for an illegal check to the head later in the first frame. . . . In four games against the Bruins Carsen Willans has accumulated 17 points, including seven goals. . . . Grand Forks has yielded league high 253 goals in 27 games for an average of almost 10 per game. . . .Thursday’s game was the lone contest of the weekend for Nelson. The team returns to action Friday, December 9 at the NDCC Arena when the Rebels visit in a Murdoch Division showdown. Game time is 7 p.m. . . . After playing 19 games in seven weeks, Nelson’s schedule is back to somewhat normal as the Leafs have eight games in December. Seven of the eight are against Murdoch Division opposition, including two each against powers Castlegar and Beaver [email protected]last_img read more

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COMEBACKING AMBITIOUS BREW UPSETS FAVORED FOREST CHATTER & WINS $100,000 LENNYFROMALIBU STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER PRAT; ZIEBARTH HOMEBRED BY TIZBUD, TRAINED BY JONES, GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:13.78

first_imgRACE IS ONE OF FIVE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAY STAKES FOR CAL-BRED OR SIRED RUNNERS ARCADIA, Calif. (May 28, 2016)–With Flavien Prat orchestrating a pedestrian opening quarter mile in 22.88, Pamela Ziebarth’s comebacking homebred Ambitious Brew marched to an impressive 2 ¼ length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Lennyfromalibu Stakes. Trained by Marty Jones, Ambitious Brew, who had been idle since Oct. 12, covered 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:13.78.“We ended up getting a great trip,” said Jones. “You could tell after the first quarter mile that he was in the right spot and he was gonna be tough to beat. I keep feeling like I should’ve gotten more out of this horse, he’s a really good horse. Hopefully, we can finish off the year with something big with him.”The 2-1 second choice in a field of five older horses bred or sired in California, Ambitious Brew paid $6.40, $2.80 and $2.20.A 6-year-old gelding by Ziebarth’s Tizbud, Ambitious Brew is out of her Forest Wildcat mare, Kathwen. Today’s win marked his third stakes victory and he improved his overall mark to 16-6-6-0. With the winner’s share of $60,000, he increased his earnings to $398,380.“Marty just asked me not to rush him,” said Prat, who was aboard for the first time. “He broke so well and I had an easy lead. I was surprised to be on the lead that easily with him, but after that, when I asked him after crossing the dirt, he just took off.”Although he appeared full of run crossing the dirt at the top of the lane, Forest Chatter, who may well have been compromised by the slow early pace, never threatened the winner and had to settle for second, 1 ½ lengths in front of Old Man Lake.Ridden by Mike Smith, Forest Chatter was off at 3-5 and paid $2.20 and $2.10.The longest shot in the field at 25-1 with Tyler Baze, Old Man Lake completed the trifecta and paid $3.60 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.88, 45.82 and 1:07.90.The Lennyfromalibu was the first of five California-bred or sired stakes on an 11-race card at Santa Anita.last_img read more

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