Help the Apopka Community – Test-drive a new Ford

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here TAGSApopka Rotary ClubDrive 4 UR CommunityLoaves & FishesMullinax Ford Previous articleGoodwill to hold Job Fair in ApopkaNext articleOctober is “Plan a Cruise Month” Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mullinax Ford partners with Loaves & Fishes and Apopka RotaryAn exciting test-drive fundraising event will generate much-needed money for Loaves and Fishes’ efforts in helping support the local community and Rotary of Apopka that works to make lasting improvements in our community.Drive 4 UR Community was designed to help raise much needed funding for local community groups and nonprofit organizations.Mullinax is bringing Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR Community program to the Apopka community in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for Loaves and Fishes and Rotary of Apopka. For every person who takes the wheel and test-drives a new vehicle at Mullinax Ford on October 6th, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to Loaves and Fishes or Rotary of Apopka, respectively. The funds will prove to be beneficial to the groups’ missions!“We know funding for community programs is hard to come by, and we want to do our part to help make sure these programs remain available,” said Jerry Mullinax, owner at Mullinax Ford. “We’re excited to raise money for the Apopka Community.”The event will feature many vehicles from Ford’s line-up.Whether you are looking to test out fuel efficiency vehicles, like the Focus, or want to try out technology features like Active Park Assist in the Escape, Mullinax Ford  will be able to put you behind the wheel of your favorite Ford vehicle. Dealership staff on site will be able to assist with all vehicles and provide additional information about each vehicle available for test-drive.To participate in this exciting event and get behind the wheel of your favorite Ford vehicle, please visit Mullinax Ford Apopka (1551 E. Semoran Blvd) between 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM on October 6th.Participants must be 18 or older and have a valid driver’s license. There is a limit of one test-drive per household. All test-drives will last approximately 7-10 minutes, to participants’ discretion.Use this link to learn more. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Deputies Shut Down Last Illegal Pasadena Marijuana Dispensary

first_img Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Public Safety Deputies Shut Down Last Illegal Pasadena Marijuana Dispensary Locks changed and Walnut Street property returned to property owner By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Friday, February 28, 2020 | 1:00 am First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe 11 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Community News More Cool Stuff HerbeautyKate Beckinsale Was Shamed For Being “Too Old” To Wear A BikiniHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeauty 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.center_img 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 Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News The final illegal cannabis dispensary in Pasadena was forced to close on Thursday morning.“This morning Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies evicted employees of the illegal cannabis dispensary known as Kush 20 House at 1644 E. Walnut Street and returned lawful occupancy to the property owner,” said Code Commissioner Jon Pollard. “A locksmith was on site to remove the ex-tenant’s locks and install new locks for the property owner.”The operators of Kush 20 House lost a court battle last week after a judge ruled against an ex parte motion that would have stopped the eviction.The city has fought to close illegal dispensaries for several years.“As of this morning Kush 20 House Dispensary is now closed,” said Lisa Derderian. “This was the last illegally operating dispensary that was still in operation. Over the last 17 months, the City’s Marijuana Suppression Detail has now successfully shut down all of the original 19 dispensaries along with 5 other dispensaries that opened up during the last 17 months. The Detail has also closed down a grow facility during that time period as well. There are now no illegally operating dispensaries in the City of Pasadena. This represents an incredibly successful collaboration of a number of City departments and an incredible result for 17 months of work. Code Compliance and The Pasadena Police Department should also be commended for their tireless work on this.”In a 2-1 decision in December, Pasadena’s Code Enforcement Commission formally ordered the closure of Kush 20 House.In 2018, voters passed Measure CC, the city’s highly regulated process which allows only six pot dispensaries — and only one in each of the city’s seven council districts — to operate legally in Pasadena.The measure also requires dispensaries to maintain strict distance limits from schools, libraries, churches and residential neighborhoods. Nearly 200 businesses applied to do business in Pasadena.In June, The Atrium Group, Harvest of Pasadena, Integral Associates Dena, Tony Fong, Sweetwater Pasadena and MME Pasadena Retail were picked from among 122 applicants vying for permission to sell marijuana in the city.So far only Harvey and Integral have received conditional use permits.After Measure CC passed, the City Council banned so-called “nuisance,” or non-permitted dispensaries from applying for business licenses under the city’s cannabis law.“City staff will remain watchful for the presence of any other illegal cannabis dispensaries that may attempt to establish a presence in the city and take enforcement action as necessary,” Pollard said. “The employees of Kush 20 House have been removed from the premises at 1644 E. Walnut, and there is no further cannabis activity being conducted at the location.” Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Record Drop in Prison Inmate Population

first_img January 11, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces Record Drop in Prison Inmate Populationcenter_img Press Release,  Prison Reform Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today the largest reduction of inmates in the Pennsylvania state prison system since record keeping began.In 2018, the total DOC inmate population dropped from 48,438 to 47,370, a decrease of 1,068 inmates or 2.2 percent over 2017. The inmate population has declined six of the past seven years.“The 2018 calendar year reduction represents the single largest year-over-year decrease of inmate population on record,” Gov. Wolf said. “The historic decline demonstrates that common-sense criminal justice reforms work and bolsters the case for expanding reforms while ensuring the safety of all citizens.”“Only a decade ago, Pennsylvania was shipping inmates to other states because of overcrowding,” said Corrections Secretary John Wetzel. “The work of the Department of Corrections and Board of Probation and Parole along with the reforms under the Justice Reinvestment Initiative made the seemingly impossible possible: Reducing the prison population, while at the same time crime rates are among the lowest in a generation.”A major contributor to the decline was a significant decrease in prison admissions during 2018. New court commitments dropped by 617 inmates from 2017 to 2018 (a 7 percent decrease), while parole violator admissions dropped by 575 from 2017 to 2018 (a 6 percent decrease).“It is difficult to ascertain why court commitments dropped during 2018, but it may be due to continued crime drops across Pennsylvania or to other efforts by the counties to divert appropriate cases from state sentences,” Wetzel said “The drop in parole violator admissions is likely due to improved efforts, under the DOC/Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole consolidation, to divert technical parole violators from lengthy returns to state prison.”Amid the record decline in prison population, Pennsylvania continues its leadership role in common-sense criminal justice reform. Gov. Wolf signed the “Clean Slate” bill in June 2018, with some provisions in effect beginning Dec. 26, 2018. The first of its kind in the nation, Clean Slate helps those who have committed low-level offenses and have paid their penalty get back on the path to a blemish-free record, removing potential roadblocks to jobs, housing, health care, and education.“The introduction of Clean Slate, a model for the nation, is one more step forward in creating effective, bipartisan criminal justice reforms that do not compromise on public safety,” Gov. Wolf said. “I have long expressed my support for these reforms and will continue to push to ensure we are doing the right thing when it comes to fixing Pennsylvania’s criminal justice system.”The criminal justice reforms Gov. Wolf is calling for include:Passage and implementation of JRI 2 to address the high cost of incarceration in the state, to strengthen support for county probation programs, and to fix inadequate sentencing guidelines.Reforming the pre-trial system to make certain that those accused of a crime have access to competent legal counsel and a reasonable bail system.Reforming the post-trial criminal justice system to ensure work towards rehabilitation of individuals and preparation to reenter society, rather than creating further risks for recidivism.Focusing on probation reform to ensure the right individuals have the right level of supervision and technical probation violations do not mean an immediate return to incarceration. This works hand-in-hand with first ensuring sentences are commensurate with the severity of crimes committed.last_img read more