Faith & Religion News Masjid Al Taqwa: 6th Annual Invited Guest Series Article and Photos courtesy of MASJID AL TAQWA Published on Monday, May 6, 2013 | 1:16 pm Community News Subscribe 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news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Herbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment The Education Committee of Masjid Al-Taqwa of Altadena and Pasadena will host its 6th Annual Invited Guest Series featuring Joshua Salaam of Native Deen and the Straight P.A.T.H. (Positive Actions Through Harmony) whose music seeks to inspire young people to keep their faith amid the pressure and temptations of daily life atÂ 568 East Mt. Curve Avenue, Altadena.Masjid Al Taqwa needs your help and are in great need of sponsors. Please help in bringing this community together through music that build up the community with positive words of praise.The event will be held at 568 East Mt. Curve Avenue, Altadena, and tickets are $25.00 in advance, $30.00 the day of the concert on May 19 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, you can email [email protected], or call Sister Darrina Abdus-Samad at (626) 529-6204, or Sister Saleemah Mohammad at (626) 840-4740.Masjid Al Taqwa, 2181 N. Lake Ave., Altadena, (626) 398-8392 or visit www.altaqwamasjid.com. 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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 Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power recently announced a potential increase in power rates by up to 24 percent over the next five years, pending a vote by the L.A. City Council in the near future.The LADWP’s rate change plan involves increasing prices gradually over time by a few percentage points each year. By slowly increasing rates, consumers will not bear the full brunt of rate hikes all at once, according to the LADWP.L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti recently expressed his support for the proposal, saying that the increases will allow the LADWP to modernize infrastructure, transition to more sustainable energy sources, and provide higher quality customer service.“Over the next 15 years, LADWP will be replacing 70 percent of its existing power supply to meet state mandates, fight climate change and fund the energy efficiency programs that enable customers to lower their bills even as rates rise,” Garcetti said in a statement.Students have reacted in various ways to the new proposals, with some claiming that the rate increases are unnecessary and will seriously impact their budgets.“The power rate increases will just add to my living expenses, and rent is already ridiculous,” said Tufan Nadjafi, a sophomore majoring in public relations. “It will affect students immensely over the next five years.”Other students thought the power rate increases could be justified based on the proposed plans to increase sustainability and customer service quality.“Honestly, if we end up paying $12 more each month, it won’t make that much of a difference for me,” said Sarahbelle Selig, a sophomore majoring in international relations. “If that’s what they need to do to supply better service, I think it’s worth it.”How much power bills will increase per year largely depends on individual levels of power consumption. For example, low-use residential consumers can expect an 18 percent increase in their monthly bills over the next five years, while high-use residential customers may experience rate increases as high as 24 percent per month, according to the LADWP website. For a typical residential consumer, these percentage increases translate to about $6-12 more per month in electricity costs or about $75-150 more per year.The LADWP stresses that the additional revenue gained from these rate increases will be effectively allocated toward meeting sustainability and reliability goals and mandates. Should the Los Angeles City Council vote to enact the rate hikes, an estimated $4.5 billion will be spent over the next five years to modernize infrastructure to increase reliability and efficiency. Another $6.2 billion will be put towards clean energy goals, which include generating a third of our electricity from renewable sources by 2020 and completely eliminating coal-fired power plants by 2024.The proposal also aims to make significant customer service enhancements, improving the overall customer experience. Increasing the timeliness of bills and maintenance is a priority, as well as creating self-service options to boost efficiency.Garcetti highlighted the necessity and urgency of these comprehensive changes in the statement.“After five years of rate increases, the typical residential customer would see a $6-12 increase in their monthly bill,” Garcetti said. “The price of inaction would be much higher than this.”Voting on the proposal is expected within the next two months, and upon passage the first rate hikes will likely be implemented in April.
St George’s College schoolboy star Alex Marshall is among four strikers who are expected to add fire to Cavalier’s attack for the remainder of the Red Stripe Premier League football season. Marshall was the most outstanding player in the FLOW-ISSA 2015 Manning, Super Cup, and Walker Cup competitions for the North Street-based institution. He was prolific in front of goal and dazzled with his dribbling skills and passes and led his school to the high-profile Super Cup trophy. Marshall spent three weeks training with United Soccer League club Philadelphia Union in the United States of America and benefited tremendously. The 17-year-old also played in two RSPL games for Cavalier last season. “He has completed the paper work and is awaiting a medical and will not turn out against Boys’ Town this Sunday,” Rudolph Speid, Cavalier’s technical director, told The Gleaner yesterday. Speid also disclosed that Aldaine Grant, Suela McCalla, and Cleon Pryce had been transferred from Portmore to Cavalier. “They (the three strikers) will turn out on Sunday. The players have moved from Portmore and doing well in training,” he added. A fifth striker is on Cavaliers’ radar, but this transfer has not yet been finalised. “Our build-up plays have been good but we missed a lot of chances because we pushed midfielders into strikers’ roles. “We have scored the least amount of goals in the league so far. Now, we have some genuine strikers,” Speid said, beaming. Cavalier are currently in 10th position on 18 points, just above relegation zone in the 12-team RSPL. The club has scored 11 times and conceded 18 goals in 18 games.