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From Kind Words to Care Packages, Pasadena Police Officers Feel the Love from the Community

first_img Top of the News Subscribe 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Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it With turbulent times emerging from national tragedies sparked by events like the recent attacks on Dallas and Baton Rouge police officers, some citizens of Pasadena have been going out of their way to both show and tell officers that their work is appreciated and that the community stands behind them by donating plentiful care packages as a token of appreciation.“The officers have reported that there’s a lot of people going out of their way to say thank you. You don’t get that off-the-cusp stuff very often,” said Lieutenant Pete Hettema. “The community is projecting a balance that’s comforting.”Citizens have been generously donating packages filled with delicious food, drinks and thank you cards for police officers in the wake of the deadly shootings that took several lives of dedicated officers across state lines.“It makes us feel really appreciated. It let us know that the community supports us,” said Pasadena Police Officer Conrad Austin.Care package items include breakfast burritos, various snacks, cake, Gatorade, and much more to keep the officers happy and healthy during around the clock, demanding shifts.“There’s a lot of things that really support the officers throughout their shift regardless of what shift they’re on,” said Lieutenant Tracey Ibarra.This physical display of appreciation doesn’t stop there. Kind words of admiration have flooded the streets in more ways than one.“The Pasadena Police Department has received countless positive phone calls, text messages and emails expressing gratitude and support,” according to Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez.Officers Conrad Austin and Barry Glockson have noticed a large increase of citizens approaching them out in the field on a regular basis to simply say “thank you” in just the past couple weeks since tragedy took place across the nation.“Every call we go on citizens approach us,” said Austin.Officer Glockson recalled being approached just the other day by an elderly man who extended words of appreciation as well as a young girl all in just a matter of a couple hours.“It really hits home with us,” said Glockson who recalled the instance the young girl thanked him for protecting her family and presented him with a note. “I put it on my refrigerator. I think it’s awesome.”The highly evident increase of support from citizens is a reminder of the type of relationship that the Pasadena Police Department works hard to cultivate.“In a recent community survey we rated about a seventy-eight percent approval rating, which suggests that there is still some work to do — there’s no doubt about that — but I think the vast majority of Pasadenans support its police officers and recognize the difficult job our first responders do every day,” said Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez in a televised interview with KABC-TV Eyewitness News.The outpouring of community support is a morale booster for the men and women who risk it all to keep Pasadena a safe place to live.“It makes us want to work harder,” said Austin. Herbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a commentcenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff center column 1 From Kind Words to Care Packages, Pasadena Police Officers Feel the Love from the Community By BRANDON VILLALOVOS Published on Thursday, July 28, 2016 | 11:02 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Dreher sets course for dream job

first_imgThe local golfer also talked about the emotions that came with qualifying. Dreher said it took a while for the fact that she made the LPGA to finally sink in, but it eventually clicked that she had achieved a dream she set when she was eight years old.  She also talked about how this brings her one step closer to her life-long goal. “It’s a great step in the direction towards my main goal in life, which is to be the greatest female golfer in the world. This brings me one step closer.”She says it was also an incredible experience to receive support for her achievement from all her friends, family and fellow golfers. Dreher will now take a month away from the course, returning to Penticton to spend the holidays with her family and friends. She will then head back to the United States, and begin preparation for next year. When asked what she feels she needs to work on entering this season, Dreher says she will focus a lot on her short game. She feels she is hitting the ball very well, thanks to a few tips her brother gave her, and needs to continue to make clutch puts, something she said her game was lacking in the past.Advertisement “I find I play better when I have to come back and I was confident I would play well on the final day, the way I was hitting the ball.” Dreher says her final round was “mediocre” but nonetheless, she was obviously quite pleased with her final results.Entering that final round, Dreher says she felt good, was hitting the ball well, and started to feel confident with her putter. She said she felt she didn’t make too many mistakes on her final round.- Advertisement -When talking about significant shots she made throughout the tournament, she remembers a particularly tough par three near the conclusion of her final round that she entered at even on the score card. After putting her ball in the bunker off the tee, she was left with what she described as a “tough” bunker shot. Needing to par the hole, Dreher hit the ball out of the sand, putting her Titleist Pro V1 within ten feet of the cup, and draining the ten-footer to save par. “I thought to myself after making that put that it might have been the turning point to keep my round together.”She also talked about birdying the final hole of the tournament, a long par five, when she made an important chip shot on her third shot, putting the ball inches from the pin to tap in for a birdie.  Advertisement Upon completing the tournament tied for 34, Dreher earned herself a Category 20 Membership to the LPGA. With that status, she is eligible to play on the LPGA, as well as the Futures tour. Dreher says that next year will be a busy one for her, as she plans on having a full schedule, playing in as many tournaments as possible.One important aspect that she attributed to her success was her caddy and brother, Shelby Dreher. Her brother served as her caddy throughout the entire Q-School tournament, and says his positive attitude kept her calm during important shots and “was a big part of(her) mental game”.She also talked about how the presence of her family was important throughout the days, as they provided a positive distraction when she was not on the course, preventing Dreher from getting into her own head while sitting at home alone and reflecting on the day. After completing the five day tournament, Dreher claims that this year’s Q-School was a “roller coaster of emotions”, and the most stressful tournament she has ever played in, which on some occasions, limited her hours of sleep. Regardless, she feels the tournament was very beneficial going into the LPGA season.  Advertisement Next year will be an exciting time in Dreher’s life: it will be her first time on the LPGA tour, something she believes will keep her quite busy. She will constantly be travelling, most likely training at an exceptionally hard rate, and most importantly, she will be living her dream. Dreher entered the final day of the tournament tied for 34, only six spots away from missing the cut, set at 40 and higher. Despite an up-and-down tournament, during which at one point she was tied for 15, Dreher felt alright with her position entering the final day.last_img read more

Pakistan ends Bhutto’s brief house arrest

first_imgISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Pakistan quickly ended house arrest for opposition leader Benazir Bhutto on Friday as President Gen. Pervez Musharraf came under new U.S. pressure to end a crackdown that Washington fears is hurting the fight against Islamic extremism. Earlier in the day, police threw up barbed wire around Bhutto’s house to keep her from speaking at a rally to protest Musharraf’s imposition of emergency rule, and security forces rounded up thousands of her supporters to block any mass demonstrations. The action was a new blow to hopes the two U.S.-friendly leaders could form an alliance against militants – a rising threat underlined by a suicide bombing in northwest Pakistan that targeted the home of a Cabinet minister, who escaped without injury. Bhutto twice tried to evade authorities in her car, telling police who surrounded her villa: “Do not raise hands on women. You are Muslims. This is un-Islamic.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre In Rawalpindi, the nearby garrison town where she had hoped to stage the rally, police fired tear gas at hundreds of Bhutto loyalists who staged wildcat protests and hurled stones. More than 100 were arrested. The Bush administration called for the restrictions on Bhutto to be lifted, and Pakistan’s government said late Friday that she was again free to move about, although police barriers remained outside her house. Her supporters said she would try to leave this morning. In Washington, where some lawmakers are calling for aid to Pakistan to be curtailed, U.S. officials again criticized Musharraf’s crackdown. “We remain concerned about the continued state of emergency and curtailment of basic freedoms, and urge Pakistani authorities to quickly return to constitutional order and democratic norms,” Gordon Johndroe, a spokesman for the National Security Council, said in a statement. As Musharraf’s chief international backer, the Bush administration is deeply concerned about the deteriorating situation in Pakistan that is on the front lines of the U.S.-led campaign against terrorist groups.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more