first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 14 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it 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 Business News Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News There is something for everyone 50 and older in March at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St.You do not have to be a member to attend. Some events require advance reservations as noted.Tax Time – Fridays through April 10 from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Representatives from AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program will help low- to middle-income filers prepare their federal income tax returns. There is no age limit. Appointments are required: Call 626-795-4331 or stop by the Welcome Desk.Arts and Crafts with Lily – Wednesdays, March 4 to 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. Tap into your creative side with Westridge School student Lily Yu, who will lead fun arts and crafts projects everyone will enjoy. All materials will be provided. March 4: Paper Roses. March 11: Fingerprint Rainbow with a Pot of Gold. March 18: Origami Parrots. March 25: Fingerknit Infinity Scarf.Mobile Banking – Wednesdays, March 4, 18 and 25 and April 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come to this series of workshops to learn all about the benefits of online banking, how to get started, how banks protect your information through encryption and multifactor authentication, how to avoid scams, how to download and use apps, deposit a check with a smartphone, pay bills online, set up account alerts and more. Class size is limited to 25. Everyone who completes all four sessions will receive a $25 gift card. To register, stop by the Welcome Desk or call 626-685-6706.Dental Care for Older Adults – Thursday, March 5, at 10 a.m. Oral health is an integral part of general health. Dental care for older adults includes diagnosis, prevention, management and treatment of issues associated with age-related diseases. Learn more about dental health for older adults and get your questions answered. Presented by Lisa A. Hou, DDS.Friday Movie Matinees – March 6 to 27, at 1 p.m. Watching a movie can be revitalizing, allowing us to relax and disconnect for a couple of hours. March 6: “Harriet” (2019, PG-13) starring Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom Jr. Harriet Tubman risks her life to escape from slavery, then risks it again and again as she leads hundreds of slaves to freedom and safety as the most famous so-called conductor of the Underground Railroad. The film is based on true events. March 13: “Parasite” (2019, R) starring Kang-ho Song and Sun-kyun Lee. A savvy low-income South Korean family cons its way into working in the household of a wealthy family, but a parasitic interloper threatens their newfound comfort and threatens to destroy the fragile relationship between the two families. March 20: “The Good Liar” (2019, R) starring Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen. A career con man sets his sights on a recently widowed woman worth millions, but what should be a simple swindle becomes a potentially deadly cat-and-mouse game. March 27: “Ford vs. Ferrari” (2019, PG-13) starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale. American car designer Carroll Shelby and British-born driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary new race car for Ford Motor Company that will take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans in France. The film is based on true events.Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy – Wednesday, March 11, from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Receive counseling and advocacy on issues related to Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Part D and Cal MediConnect. Appointments are required: Call 626-795-4331 or stop by the Welcome Desk. Presented by HICAP.Burn Prevention – Thursday, March 12, at 10 a.m. Older adults are at higher risk of burn injury than other age groups. Learn the differences between first-, second- and third-degree burns, the most prevalent causes of burns among older adults, the relationship between falls and burns, proper first aid for burns and more. Reading materials and burn safety tools for household use will be available at no cost. Presented by the Grossman Burn Foundation.Cultural Thursdays: Great American Songwriters/Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer – Thursday, March 12, at 2 p.m. Join pianist Bob Lipson and commentator/singer Don Snyder for a fun and interactive musical journey through the life and work of the songwriting team of composer Hoagy Carmichael and lyricist Johnny Mercer, whose songs include “Stardust,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Moon River,” “Skylark,” “Laura” and more.LA Opera Talk: What It’s Like to Be an Opera Singer – Monday, March 16, at 1 p.m. An LA Opera community educator will host an interactive presentation to explain how being a professional opera singer takes much more than talent.OsteoStrong – Thursday, March 19, at 10 a.m. Learn about the importance of bone health to prevent osteoporosis and fractures, and how things as simple as reading food labels and exercising can reduce the risks and effects of osteoporosis. Presented by Joanna Ayala, manager of OsteoStrong.How to Write a 10-Minute Play – Friday, March 20, at 11 a.m. Learn the elements of plot, conflict, dialog and resolution through writing exercises and connect with your creative side in an environment of support and feedback that will help you become a budding playwright. RSVP at the Welcome Desk or by calling 626-795-4331. Presented by award-winning playwright Kurt Maxey.LOW/DOWN – Friday, March 20, at 3:30 p.m. MUSE/IQUE ON TOUR guest artists will explore music from their upcoming concert LOW/DOWN: Everything you ever wanted to know about the bass, from electric to upright. A limited number of complimentary tickets to the March 22 MUSE/IQUE concert will be available to people who attend the March 20 event and register in advance at the Welcome Desk.Spirituality and Aging – Thursday, March 26, at 10 a.m. Spirituality is the measure of how willing we are to allow grace, some power greater than ourselves, to enter our lives and guide us along the way. Each person has a different interpretation of spirituality. Doug Edwards, director of outreach for, will lead a discussion about this important topic.For more information about the programs and services of the Pasadena Senior Center, visit or call 626-795-4331.Founded in 1960, the Pasadena Senior Center is an independent, donor-supported nonprofit organization that offers recreational, educational, wellness and social services to people ages 50 and older in a welcoming environment. Services are also provided for frail, low-income and homebound seniors.center_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. Community News Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Free March Events at Pasadena Senior Center STAFF REPORT Published on Monday, February 17, 2020 | 12:11 pm More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a commentlast_img read more

first_imgThis house, named Laurent, at 44 Reading St, Paddington, was designed by Joe Adsett and recently sold for nearly $4m. Picture: Scott Burrows. BEFORE: The front of Brisbane architect Joe Adsett’s house at 18 Kitchener Rd, Ascot, before he redesigned it. Photo: BEFORE: Brisbane architect Joe Adsett’s house at 18 Kitchener Rd, Ascot, before he redesigned it. Photo: AFTER: The new indoor/outdoor living area after the house was redesigned.The house is almost finished, but Mr Adsett said it would take another few months for the finishing touches to be made to the fit-out.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoRecords show Mr Adsett and his wife, Hayley, bought the property for $2.665 million in November, 2017. MORE: Broncos skipper signs new agent Joe and Hayley Adsett with their son Julian. They now have two children. Picture: Claudia Baxter.It was originally a mid-century home on a huge 1200 sqm block comprising three lots, but has now been transformed into a three-level, six-bedroom masterpiece with the help of Graya Construction.“There was a lovely house there, but it was just orientated in the wrong direction and we just couldn’t work with it,” Mr Adsett said.“We’ve certainly designed it to be very particular to our own brief.“I’ve designed houses for myself which were stepping stone houses, but this was really looking at the 10 year play.” BEFORE: The living area leading to an outdoor balcony at Brisbane architect Joe Adsett’s house at 18 Kitchener Rd, Ascot, before he redesigned it. Photo: AFTER: The kitchen in the house after it was redesigned.With two kids aged three and five, Mr Adsett said he and his wife wanted a family home.“It’s not designed to be a trophy house — it really is a family home,” he said.“It is a big house, there’s no mistake about that, but it’s designed for lifestyle.”The Adsetts spent a few years looking for the right property before they found 18 Kitchener Road.“We really wanted a block of land that was elevated, flat, large and a square block,” Mr Adsett said.“It’s very rare to find a big, square block. Rectangular blocks are limiting, whereas a square block allows for these types of houses.” The new Boyd residence, as envisioned by Joe Adsett, will be built by Graya Construction. Source: Facebook/Graya.But for the past year, Mr Adsett has been working on his biggest project yet — his dream home in Ascot called ‘Boomerang’ after its signature ‘L’ shape.The three-level home is currently being filmed to appear on the Foxtel television series ‘Grand Designs Australia’.“When you’re advising for clients or a developer, it’s very easy to be objective and … make decisions, but when it’s yourself you can sit there and say; ‘what is it I actually want?’” Mr Adsett said.“I could do it 10 different ways — which way do I like the best?”center_img AFTER: An aerial shot of the house at 18 Kitchener Rd, Ascot, before it was redesigned. Photo: BEFORE: The outdoor area at the original house. Photo: The house at 18 Kitchener Road after the rebuild.ARCHITECT JOE ADSETT’S TIPS FOR MAKING A HOUSE A HOME*Orientation – design the living spaces to face north-east*A flexible floorplan – the Adsett house has six bedrooms, but all could be converted to other spaces if preferred*Privacy – Separate the master bedroom from the kids’ bedrooms*Man cave – a big garage underneath the house*Emphasis on family lifestyle – indoor/outdoor living areas to make the most of Brisbane’s climate and put pools and tennis courts close to the house so that they are easy to access. AFTER: The front of Brisbane architect Joe Adsett’s house after he redesigned it.Other recent projects include ‘Laurent’ at 44 Reading St, Paddington, which recently sold for $3.98 million, a house on a 215 sqm block in Small St, Teneriffe, which fetched $1.9 million despite the tiny lot and another property at 192 Baroona Rd, Paddington, which has just gone under contract for $2.35 million. Brisbane architect Joe Adsett’s new house at 18 Kitchener Rd, Ascot.HE has designed showstopping houses for some of Queensland’s fussiest clients, but Joe Adsett’s toughest brief yet has been his own. As one of Brisbane’s leading architects, Mr Adsett is renowned for bringing Queenslander homes into the 21st century with his multimillion-dollar, contemporary creations for high profile clients.He is currently designing a new dream home for NRL star Darius Boyd and his wife, Kayla, that will be minutes from Suncorp Stadium. RELATED: Buyers swooping in to snap up dream homes fast AFTER: The outdoor area and tennis court at the new house.The ‘L’ shape of the house is a trend Mr Adsett has been incorporating in many of his new projects because of the emphasis it places on indoor/outdoor living.“It’s a very classic kind of style,” he said.“The Romans were doing courtyards, so it’s been around a long time, but definitely the contemporary interpretation of these kind of old housing forms is something we look to run with.“We’ve gone with a lightweight timber box floating over a stone base and the upper level is really light like a nest.”Intricate baton work has been used to recreate the Queenslander style.Mr Adsett said his wife, Hayley, had been instrumental in helping him design their dream home. “So many of the decisions around the materials and the experience of the house have come from her input,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgThe Undergraduate Student Government Senate passed the new administration’s 2010-2011 budget Tuesday night with eight “aye”s and zero “nay”s.The budget that passed was $25,000 less than the budget presented at last week’s USG meeting. USG officials discovered last week that they were receiving $25,000 less from the carry-over fund — money left over from the 2008-2009 administration — than they had anticipated.Past USG administrations have received about $25,000 from the carry-over fund after passing their budgets and have had to amend their budgets accordingly. This year, the administration assumed they would also get about $25,000 and factored it into their budget, only to find out that the money was not there because of an accounting error made during the 2008-2009 administration.On Tuesday, the proper amendments were made to the budget that had been presented last week to account for the $25,000 difference.The budget could still change, however.This summer, the university’s Board of Trustees will vote on USG’s proposed $1 increase to the student programming fee. If that increase comes through, USG will be able to use the budget it had proposed at last week’s meeting.Although the current instability of the budget could cause difficulties for other committees and branches of USG, Treasurer Brian Anderson assures them that it will not be too big of a difference.Anderson said he is advising committees to plan based on the budget passed Tuesday, but to be aware that their budget could change if the programming fee increase is approved.“We communicated that there might be increases, but we tell them not to plan for it until it is approved,” Anderson said. “The extra $25,000 will be spread over the entire organization, so their budgets will only increase at most a couple percentage points.”Members of USG said they are hoping the programming fee increase goes through.“The [budget] increase would have been nice, but the financial committee will approve what they think is right,” said Genevieve Flores, director of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Assembly.The Board of Trustees will reconvene for their summer quarter meeting, so USG will know if it has been approved before school starts. The dollar increase is already reflected on students’ Oasis accounts, however.“We’re not sure if it’s a mistake,” Anderson said. “Student Affairs approved it, so it seems good. It just has to go to the Board of Trustees.”last_img read more