City Manager Appoints New General Manager for Water & Power Department

first_img 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Gurcharan S. BawaCity Manager Steve Mermell today announced he has appointed Gurcharan S. Bawa as the new General Manager for the City’s Water and Power Department.Bawa has been with Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) since joining the City in 1992 as an associate engineer. He has advanced steadily though the department with a variety of assignments, becoming Assistant General Manager for Power Supply in 2007 and, most recently, as Interim General Manager since July 2016.Bawa will oversee a department of about 440 full-time employees and an annual budget of about $272 million. PWP,, currently provides the power and water needs of the City’s residents and businesses, including about 65,000 electric accounts in Pasadena and 40,000 water accounts in Pasadena and portions of Altadena.PWP earlier this month celebrated the completion of a new, $137 million power generating facility, GT-5, at the City’s existing Glenarm Power Plant, replacing a 50-year-old steam generator. GT-5 is an environmentally friendly, combined-cycle generator that uses both steam and natural gas to supply up to 71MW of power.“I am honored and humbled to be appointed General Manager of PWP. I am committed to working with my fellow employees and other stakeholders to enhance the value of PWP for our community. Together we must effectively respond to changes in the business environment and still hold to our fundamental values of providing safe and reliable water and power in an environmentally responsible manner at reasonable rates with exceptional customer satisfaction,” Bawa said.City Manager Mermell said Bawa was hired after an exhaustive, nationwide search which included reviews of more than 100 candidates. “In the end, the selection was easy because Bawa has proven himself to be an extremely capable manager in addition to having an extensive knowledge of the utility industry,” Mermell said.Bawa has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from SVR College of Engineering and Technology, India. He is a licensed professional engineer in both mechanical and civil engineering. In 2014, he completed the Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government Senior Executives in State and Local Government certificated program.The maximum salary for the position as posted on the City’s website is $21,675 per month.center_img Community News Subscribe Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Government City Manager Appoints New General Manager for Water & Power Department Published on Monday, March 6, 2017 | 4:30 pm HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff 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

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. (1925–2021)

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. Credit: BechtelStephen D. Bechtel, Jr., senior director of Bechtel Group Inc. and a life member of the Caltech Board of Trustees, passed away on March 15, 2021. He was 95 years old.First appointed to the Caltech Board of Trustees in 1967, Bechtel was elected a life member of the Caltech community in 1997 and held this position until his death. He was a chair of the Buildings and Grounds Committee, and served as a consulting participant of the committee until his passing.“The Bechtel name resonates with all of us on the Caltech campus, adorning the Bechtel Residence and serving as a testament to the Bechtel family’s commitment to undergraduate life at the Institute,” says Caltech president Thomas F. Rosenbaum, Sonja and William Davidow Presidential Chair and professor of physics. “Stephen Bechtel was a hands-on engineer and dedicated trustee who brought his many talents to bear on enhancing our intertwined mission of forefront research and education.”“Beyond his remarkable accomplishments as a business leader and philanthropist, Stephen was a lifelong friend of Caltech,” says David L. Lee (PhD ’74), chair of the Caltech Board of Trustees. “He was a champion for our students, enriching their experience at the Institute and preparing them for success in the future. He will be dearly missed.”Bechtel was born on May 10, 1925 in Oakland, California. After high school, he enlisted in the Marine Corps before earning a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Purdue University in 1946 and a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University in 1948. That year, he joined Bechtel, a global engineering, construction, and project management company founded by his family in 1898 as a small Western railroad construction firm, and over its history was responsible for projects such as the Hoover Dam. He was the chief executive officer from 1960 until his retirement in 1990 and was chairman emeritus.Bechtel was also chairman emeritus and director of Fremont Group, LLC, a private investment company that specializes in direct investments, real estate, and publicly traded securities.He served on the boards of directors of several major corporations, including General Motors and IBM. He was appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson to the President’s Committee on Urban Housing; by President Richard Nixon to the National Industrial Pollution Control Council, the National Commission on Productivity, the Labor Management Advisory Committee, and the National Commission for Industrial Peace; and by President Gerald Ford to the President’s Labor-Management Committee.In 1957, he founded the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, which supports education and environment programs in California. He served as vice chairman of the California Council for Science and Technology Task Force in 2006, advising the governor of California on increasing California’s technical talent pool by improving K–12 science and mathematics education.Among his many honors, Bechtel received the National Medal of Technology in 1991. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1990 and the French Legion of Honor in 1979. In 1975, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and he served as its first chairman from 1982 to 1986. In 1999, he was awarded the NAE Simon Ramo Founders Award.Bechtel was named a National Honor Member of Chi Epsilon, the national civil engineering honor society, in 1990, and received the Honor Award of the National Building Museum in 1998. Among many other honors, he was the recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineers President’s Award (1985), the Kenneth Andrew Roe Award from the American Association of Engineering Societies (2003), and the OPAL Award for Lifetime Achievement in Construction from the American Society of Civil Engineers (2000).In 2015, Bechtel was inducted into the U.S. News and World Report STEM Leadership Hall of Fame.He is survived by his wife, Betty Bechtel, five children, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News People Caltech Mourns the Passing of Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. (1925–2021) Courtesy of CALTECH Published on Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 7:20 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Mental health of children affected by HIV

first_img Read Full Story Children affected by HIV — those who live with HIV-positive caregivers or who are orphaned by AIDS — experience anxiety and depression at levels that are similar to children who actually have HIV, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).Studying nearly 700 10- to 17-year-old children in Rwanda from March to December 2012, the researchers found that HIV-affected children had significantly higher levels of mental health difficulties than children unaffected by HIV. Further, they found no statistical difference in levels of mental health issues between HIV-affected children and children living with HIV.The study was led by Theresa Betancourt, associate professor of child health and human rights in HSPH’s Department of Global Health and Population, and included colleagues from Rwanda, HSPH’s François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights, Boston Children’s Hospital, Partners in Health, Harvard Medical School, and Columbia University.last_img read more

Kingson suspended indefinitely by Hearts

first_imgHearts of Oak midfielder Laryea Kingston has been indefinitely suspended by the club for insubordination.According to an official of Hearts of Oak, the club’s management heard from both Kingston and head coach C.K. Akunnor, Kingston was found to have behaved in a way contrary to the laid down regulations of the club.An official letter dated September 12 2012 was issued to Kingston, officially informing him about his suspension.Kingston had driven to the team’s training camp in Sekondi against the instructions of Akunnor, who asked him to remove the car in 48 hours.The former Black Stars midfielder failed to do so and was given a choice of taking the car away or leaving the camp.Kingston then chose to leave the camp, resulting in his indefinite suspensionlast_img

WPB Mayor Hopes City can Celebrate 125th Anniversary on July 4th

first_imgWest Palm Beach Mayor Keith James joined Jen and Bill Wednesday morning on The South Florida Morning Show to talk about re-opening the city as the coronavirus pandemic subsides.Mayor James says he will open the city carefully and will follow the data. His main concern is the health of the most vulnerable.The Mayor says he hopes that the city will be able to celebrate 4th on Flagler and honor the city’s 125th anniversary on July 4th. The mayor thanked the residents of West Palm Beach for their patience and for complying with his and the state’s executive orders to socially distance and to stay-at-home. He admits, however, that the shutdown of the city has really hurt the businesses of West Palm Beach. Listen to the full interview here.last_img

Palm Beach Outlets OneBlood Donation Drive to test for Coronavirus Antibody

first_imgWEST PALM BEACH, FL (June 2020) – Palm Beach Outlets ( has extended the OneBlood donation drive to include Saturdays through August 1, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. near the PetSmart parking lot. Every blood donation will be complimentary tested for the coronavirus antibody and donors will be informed of test results. Due to social distancing measures that OneBlood has in place, all donors are required to make an appointment to donate. Appointments can be made online at or by calling 1-888-9DONATE.“We are pleased to extend the OneBlood drive at Palm Beach Outlets,” says Trina Holmsted, Marketing Director of Palm Beach Outlets. “The need for blood donations continues, and OneBlood’s antibody testing has proved to be a significant benefit to donors,” she adds.OneBlood, a not-for-profit blood center serving Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama, is testing all donations for the COVID-19 antibody. The antibody test is authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and will indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the virus, regardless of whether they ever showed symptoms. Donors will be able to see their results approximately 48 hours after donating by logging into their donor portal at“The testing brings many benefits. In addition to donors learning if they have the antibody, OneBlood will be identifying additional people who can be COVID-19 convalescent plasma donors,” said Susan Forbes, OneBlood’s Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications and Public Relations.Convalescent plasma donors have a special ability to help critically ill coronavirus patients. By transfusing plasma that is rich with coronavirus antibodies into a patient still fighting the virus it can help boost the patient’s immune system and potentially help them recover. With no cure or vaccine to prevent coronavirus, doctors are turning to convalescent plasma to help treat their critically ill coronavirus patients. OneBlood began collecting and distributing COVID-19 convalescent plasma in April. OneBlood’s COVID-19 antibody testing will also provide important statistical information to public health officials. “OneBlood is working closely with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees M.D., to provide de-identified data on the number of people testing positive and the geographical location. This information will help in decision making for reopening the economy,” said Forbes.OneBlood is one of the first blood centers to begin testing for the coronavirus antibody and plans to provide the antibody testing for the foreseeable future. COVID-19 antibody testing will be performed in addition to the standard infectious disease testing all blood donations receive. Testing takes place at OneBlood’s laboratory, Creative Testing Solutions (CTS).General SafetyIt is safe to donate blood. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stated that the coronavirus does not pose any known risk to blood donors during the donation process or from attending blood drives.OneBlood Donation Safety Protocols• OneBlood is regulated by the FDA and required to follow strict operational guidelines.• Our facilities and Big Red Buses are clean and meet all FDA safety standards.• At every blood drive and donor center OneBlood team members follow safety protocols, including:– Wearing medical gloves for blood collections.– Wiping down donor-touched areas and equipment after every collection with disinfectant/wipes. (This includes, donor beds, registration tablets, blood-pressure cuff and hemoglobin sensors).– Using sterile collection sets for every donation.– Conducting donor mini physicals, including temperature check (this will be done prior to donors registering) to ensure donors are healthy and well on the day of donation.– Only people who are healthy are eligible to donate blood. Temperature checks will be done onsite.– As an additional safety measure, OneBlood is asking people who have traveled to countries at high risk for the coronavirus to self-defer from donating blood for 28 days upon returning to the United States.– Team members who are sick or not feeling well do not report to work.Social Distancing at Blood Drives and Donor CenterAt blood drives only one to four persons will be permitted on the bus at any one time, separated within proper social distancing guidelines. Donors will be asked to provide their cell phone number so they can wait in their car or outside the Big Red Bus until they are called in to donate blood. Chairs will be provided for them to sit outside while enjoying a snack and beverage under a covered area.Palm Beach OutletsPalm Beach Outlets features over 100 stores including brand favorites kate spade new york, Coach, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks OFF 5TH, Aerie, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Calvin Klein, Cole Haan Outlet, GUESS Factory, J.Crew Factory, Nautica, Nike Factory Store, Talbots, Tommy Hilfiger, True Religion, Under Armour Factory House, and Vera Bradley Factory Outlet Store. Located immediately off Interstate 95 on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Outlets is the only outlet shopping center within a 55-mile radius and is one of the region’s most visited shopping destinations. The center serves the shopping needs of millions of residents and over 8 million annual visitors to Palm Beach County. For more information, visit New England DevelopmentFor over 40 years, New England Development has taken a creative, entrepreneurial approach to real estate development and management, delivering and sustaining successful projects across a wide range of property types and across the country. New England Development’s robust portfolio of retail projects includes an exciting mix of outlet centers including Outlets of Little Rock in Little Rock, Arkansas; Asheville Outlets in Asheville, North Carolina; Clarksburg Premium Outlets in Clarksburg, Maryland; Outlets of Des Moines in Altoona, Iowa; and Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach, Florida.last_img read more

Read which Indian legend Aaron Finch picked to open in an India – Aus…

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFPAdvertisement 0s4NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsawWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ehf( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1lhWould you ever consider trying this?😱nCan your students do this? 🌚uRoller skating! Powered by Firework India and Australia, the two heavyweights of the history of cricket has gifted a number of astounding opening batsmen. Forming a squad with picking players from the historical rivals was a task for Aaron Finch, and picking his compatriot and legendary batsman Adam Gilchrist as one opener, the Aussie skipper named Virender Sehwag as the Indian counterpart.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFPCricket has been on the shelf on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the month of December will possibly see a Test series between India and Australia, if the cards are played right. On the topic of the upcoming red ball series, Aaron Finch remembered the previous tour Virat Kohli and his team made in Australia.Speaking to Sports Tak, the 33 year old was proposed to put up a squad consisting of current and former players from the two countries. Starting with the opening batsmen, Viru was a no-brainer for the Aussie skipper, as he picked Gilchrist along with the men in BLue icon.Advertisement “Sehwag is my number one pick. He was so dominant. As soon he was on, the game was over,” Finch praised Sehwag’s signature swashbucking performances he used to churn out in his prime.India’s current opening sensation Rohit Sharma was a potential choice for Finch, but he had to go for Viru as to get Gilchrist sharing the pitch with him.Advertisement The veteran batsman continued: “I want to go with Rohit Sharma, his record is amazing but I want to watch Adam Gilchrist open with Virender Sehwag.”Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting was named, along with Kohli in the batting order. “I will go with Ricky Ponting at 3 and Virat Kohli at 4,” Finch added.The other players that Finch picked for the combined XI are- Hardik Pandya, Andrew Symonds, Brett Lee, Jasprit Bumrah and Glenn McGrath.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-How Will The Coronavirus Pandemic Affect The Football Transfer Window?Robin Uthappa reveals cricket was the only thing that probably kept him from ‘jumping off the balcony’ Advertisementlast_img read more

Public Comment Sought On Oceanic Bridge Work

first_imgBy John BurtonCounty, state and federal agencies are seeking public input for their study on future renovations and/or possible replacement for the Oceanic Bridge.County officials, in cooperation with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, the state Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration are conducting a public survey as part of the local concept development study phase for the future work for the bridge.The project is intended to improve the safety and maintain the current crossing for the aging bridge, Monmouth County Bridge S-31, spanning the Navesink River, connecting Middletown’s Locust section and Rumson.This study phase involves data collection, community outreach and drafting a reasonable number conceptual alternatives for the project.The survey can be found at: read more

U14 Selects outlast younger rivals en route to gold medal at Terry Walgren Rep Tournamenet

first_imgDietz concluded the scoring for Nelson.The Reps continued to cruise as the squad shutout Creston Blitz 4-0.Camille Gebhart led the scoring with one goal in each half, with additional markers added by Voisard and Sternloff.In a preview of the final, the U14 Reps dumped their younger Rep cousins from Nelson 4-0.Dawson opened up the scoring midway through the first half before Amelia Martzke and Sutherland and Voisard completed the scoring.The gold medal comes on the heels of a silver medal showing earlier this month in Coeur d’Alene Eisenwinter tournament.The Reps went undefeated before dropping the final.Nelson Select teams have a weekend off before the Zone Qualification tournaments at various sites throughout the Kootenays.The U14 Selects travel to Creston for the zone playdown.The Central Okanagan Youth Association in Kelowna hosts the B.C. Provincial B Girl’s Cup July 5-8.The boy’s tournament is the same weekend in Aldergrove. It was an all-Nelson affair with the older girls taking the top prize in the U14 Division at the Terry Walgren Girl’s Rep Soccer Tournament Sunday at the Lakeside Pitch.Darian Voisard scored twice and Kyra Burkart added a single to spark the U14 Selects to a hard-fought 3-0 decision over the U13 squad.All the goals came in the first half.“We were very pleased with the team’s performance feeling the players worked well as a unit, with solid play from all positions,” said U14 coach Paul Burkart.While the coaching staff of Burkart and Pat Perkins was pleased with the offensive side of the ball, the pair was equally impressed with the team defence, as Nelson did not allow a goal in four games.“Defenders Merissa Dawson, Maya Mierau, Kali Horner, Emma Gregorich and Kyra Burkart and goalkeeper Haley Cooke were rock solid in the four shut out victories,” Burkart exclaimed.The Reps opened the tourney Saturday pounding Kootenay South 8-0.Voisard, with a pair, Lakpa Dietz and Isobel Morley scored first half goals for the U14s.In the second half Bronwyn Sutherland opened up the scoring before Maddie Sternloff added a pair.last_img read more

Summerland Steam too much for Nelson Leafs

first_imgSummerland out shot the Leafs 26-18 in a game Nelson had only nine shots through 40 minutes of play.Joseph Barton, selected Nelson’s game star, was in goal for the Leafs against the Steam.Saturday, Kelowna built a 4-0 lead after three minutes into the second period before Nelson roared back with three consecutive goals by Nicholas Ketola, Jordan Davie and Tyler Garcia on the power play.However, the Chiefs ended any chance of a comeback with a pair of third-perod goals by Ryan Lawson and Jonathan Lee.Lawson, selected the game star for Kelowna, finished the game with four points on two goals and a pair of assists.Defenceman Austin Anselmo was the game star for Nelson in a game the Chiefs out shot the Leafs 31-30.Nelson, falling to 11-7 on the season, five points behind Murdoch leading  Beaver Valley Nitehawks, opened the three-game road trip with a 4-3 win Friday in Armstrong.The Leafs remain on the road traveling to Spokane Sunday.Nelson then meets the Thunder Cats in Creston, Friday, November 13 before hosting Grand Forks Border Bruins Saturday, November 14. Summerland Steam found just enough offence to edge the Nelson Leafs 2-1 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday afternoon in the Central Okanagan City.Wyatt Gale’s goal midway through the third period proved to be the winner as the Steam was able to avenge an earlier loss to the Green and White.Nelson double the Steam 4-2 in the Heritage City October 11.Cody Egilson score the other goal for Summerland, which held period leads of 1-0.Samuel Weber scored the lone goal for Nelson, which lost for the second straight time on the road.Saturday the Leafs saw its six-game winning streak snapped as Kelowna Chief double Nelson 6-3.last_img read more