When will Cuba improve relations with its own journalists?

first_img News News CubaAmericas Organisation RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Cuba New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council News CubaAmericas to go furthercenter_img May 6, 2020 Find out more RSF_en October 15, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts October 12, 2018 Find out more Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet In the wake of the US and Cuban announcements of a resumption in the diplomatic relations severed more than half a century ago, Reporters Without Borders would like to draw attention to the lack of freedom of information in Cuba and to call for the release of imprisoned journalists.“Now that diplomatic bridges are being built, it is high time that Cuba improved relations with its own independent journalists, and it could start by immediately releasing the two journalists and the blogger who are unjustly detained,” said Claire San Filippo, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk.“A thaw in relations also needs an end to threats and intimidation, and the possibility for news providers to carry out their activities freely and without being subjected to harassment. More than ever before, Cubans need pluralist, independent and diversified information.”This will pose a major challenge to the authorities in Cuba, where freedom of information is extremely limited. The government maintains a complete monopoly of news and information and tolerates no independent media aside from a few Catholic Church magazines.Only state media are permitted (national radio and TV, two daily newspapers – Granma and Juventud Rebelde – and their local versions). This drastically limits access to freely-reported and independent information.The authorities also control the coverage provided by foreign journalists by cherry-picking who gets accreditation and by expelling those whose reporting is regarded as overly negative.Internet access is very limited because of the prohibitive cost and because it is closely controlled. Independent Cuban news websites that are based abroad, such as Payo Libre, Hablemos Press, Cubanet, Cuba Encuentro and Martí Noticias, cannot be accessed from within Cuba.The authorities often blame the low Internet penetration rate on the US embargo but this excuse ceased to be valid when the ALBA-1 fibre-optic cable linking Cuba to Venezuela became operational, leaving a political desire to restrict access as the only possible explanation.As well as preventing media pluralism, the authorities continue to persecute journalists and bloggers who criticize the regime. The last of the journalists arrested during the 2003 “Black Spring” crackdown was freed in 2011, but professional journalists, citizen-journalists and bloggers have been subjected to threats, smear campaigns, arrests and arbitrary detention ever since then.The authorities are currently holding two journalists – Yoenni de Jesús Guerra García and José Antonio Torres – and the blogger Ángel Santiesteban-Prats, who has repeatedly reported being tortured.Cuba is ranked 170th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, the lowest position of any country in the Americas. December 18, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 When will Cuba improve relations with its own journalists? Newslast_img read more

Two American women journalists to be tried soon

first_imgNews As doubt persists on North Korea’s “zero” coronavirus cases, RSF urges for transparency Organisation April 24, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two American women journalists to be tried soon News North KoreaAsia – Pacific Campaigns Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders condemns the North Korean government’s decision to charge and try the two American reporters, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who were arrested at the Chinese border on 17 March. They are accused of entering the country illegally, spying and “hostile activities,” but in reality they were just trying to report the fate of North Korean refugees at the border.“We deplore the way the authorities are treating these two women as criminals when in fact they were just doing their job as journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “There is every reason to fear that North Korea’s opaque judicial system will not give them due process. But we hope the country’s leaders will heed the many calls for their release.”North Korea’s official KCNA news agency announced in a brief dispatch today: “A competent organ of the DPRK (North Korea) concluded the investigation into the journalists of the United States. The organ formally decided to refer them to a trial on the basis of the confirmed crimes committed by them.”If found guilty, Ling and Lee face up to 10 years of forced labour. Article 63 of the penal code regarding “crimes” against North Korea provides for jail terms of five to ten years for foreigners gathering information inside the country. They work for the San Francisco-based online television station Current TV.Around 1,500 journalists and bloggers have already signed a petition in support of Ling and Lee that was launched by Reporters Without Borders and the International Women’s Media Foundation. You can sign the petition. November 18, 2019 Find out more North KoreaAsia – Pacific center_img News Follow the news on North Korea RSF_en to go further Receive email alerts “Without independent journalism, this would be the news” – RSF’s new ad Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world July 6, 2020 Find out more April 1, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Another journalist gunned down, tenth this year, motive not yet known

first_img News HondurasAmericas Organisation RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America December 28, 2020 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Honduras RSF_en center_img RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” HondurasAmericas May 13, 2021 Find out more Henry Suazo, Tegucigalpa-based radio HRN’s correspondent in La Ceiba, in the north-coast department of Atlántida, was gunned down as he left his home yesterday morning. His unidentified killers immediately left the scene. The motive is not yet known.Aged 39, Suazo also worked for Cablevisión del Atlántico, a local TV station. He was the 10th journalist to be murdered in Honduras this year. It has been established that three of the victims were killed in connection with their work.Reporters Without Borders deplores the frequency of violence against journalists in this Central American country and urges the police to lose no time in carrying out an impartial an effective investigation into Suazo’s murder. The possibility of a link with his work must not be ruled out. He was the second journalist to be murdered in La Ceiba this year.The repeated killings of journalists reflect the vulnerability of the media in Honduras and the dangerous climate to which they are exposed. President Porfirio Lobo insists that his government has played no role in the attacks on journalists, which he has blamed on “criminal violence” in Honduras. Photo: El Heraldo to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more News Reports December 29, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another journalist gunned down, tenth this year, motive not yet knownlast_img read more

Physical attacks and harassment of journalists in Xinjiang and Guangdong

first_img Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Follow the news on China News News September 9, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Physical attacks and harassment of journalists in Xinjiang and Guangdong ChinaAsia – Pacific RSF_en ChinaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more According the latest Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China survey of its members, at least 32 foreign journalists were physically attacked or suffered destruction of photos or equipment in the 12 months following the August 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. There were also 21 cases of Chinese assistants being intimidated and 23 cases of their being summoned for questioning.Chinese citizens who speak to foreign journalists are also more exposed than in the past. According to the FCCC, there were more than 80 incidents involving sources. See the report in full: http://www.fccchina.org/2009/08/06/results-of-july-membership-survey/ At least four journalists have been physically attacked by security guards or police in the past eight days in China. Chinese, Hong Kong and foreign journalists have been the victims of violence and harassment.“The authorities will be hard put to rein in the disturbing rise in cases of violence against the press unless those responsible are dealt with in an appropriately firm manner,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The climate of social and ethnic tension in Xinjiang and the rest of the country do not justify such attacks, which seem to be acts of censorship, targeting investigative journalists above all. The excuses of the local authorities are clearly not sufficient.”Guangzhou Daily reporter Liu Manyuan was hospitalised after being attacked and beaten by two municipal security guards in the industrial city of Dongguan (in the southeastern province of Guangdong) on 31 August.In an interview for a Guangzhou TV station (http://info.smgbb.cn/zixun/shehui/2009-09-03/304286.html), Liu said he was about to take photos at a murder scene in the Dongguan district of Humen when he was ordered to leave by uniformed guards acting at the behest of a superior. He was then thrown to the ground and beaten for about 10 minutes, sustaining multiple bruising to the neck and arms. None of the many onlookers intervened.A local official said the incident was due to a “lack of training” of the security forces, especially in legal matters. Reporting that the two guards had been dismissed and fined 500 yuan, Dongguan Daily said it was the third case of violence against journalists by security guards in the past two months.Three duly-accredited Hong Kong journalists covering the ethnic violence in Urumqi, the capital of the far-western province of Xinjiang, were beaten by anti-riot police on 4 September as they were trying to get away from tear gas the police had just fired. The journalists were forced to remain lying on the ground with their hands tied for 20 minutes. TVB reporter Lam Tsz-Ho said the police beat them with batons and confiscated the video they had recorded.Five other Hong Kong reporters, including two RTHK television correspondents, were briefly arrested in Urumqi the same day, and the police seized the equipment of an Associated Press Television News crew, preventing them from filming the protests. The equipment was not returned for five hours.Two Beijing-based reporters employed by Hong Kong media were retained in a hotel in Chengdu, in Sichuan province, on 12 August to prevent them from covering the trial of a blogger, Tan Zuoren, that was taking place that day. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison March 12, 2021 Find out more News News April 27, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Organisation Receive email alerts to go furtherlast_img read more

New crackdown launched against the independent press

first_img February 22, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New crackdown launched against the independent press News CubaAmericas to go further RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago Reporters Without Borders has express concern that a renewed crackdown has been unleashed against the independent press and that independent journalists are suffering harassment.Since the “black spring” of 2003, those journalists who are still working are subjected to constant pressure from the Cuban authorities. The Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN) has condemned this new wave of political repression since the start of 2006 that has taken the form of violence and threats towards the independent press.“This series of persecutory measures taken against dissident journalists could very well auger a new ‘black spring’”, the press freedom organisation said.“Nevertheless, no crackdown however far-reaching can ever completely end the existence of an independent press in Cuba,” it added, wondering, “Why do the authorities refuse to see that reality. Also why do they refuse to allow journalists to emigrate if they wish to, like Jorge Olivera, whom they would like to see leave? This attitude is both unfair and nonsensical,” it concluded.Locked up during the March 2003 crackdown and released for health reasons on 6 December 2004, Jorge Olivera Castillo was summoned to appear on 21 February 2006, before a municipal people’s court in Havana where judges informed him that he was banned from leaving the capital. Olivera, his wife and two children, have had a legal visa for the United States since October 2002, but the authorities unfairly refuse to allow them the right to leave.Moreover, he is now forced to work for a work centre chosen for him by the court. He also has to appear before the state organisation which defines the country’s ideological line. If he fails to follow the orders he is given by the municipal people’s court, he will automatically be returned to prison. He is nevertheless determined to continue his work as a journalist, as he confirmed to Reporters Without Borders after the hearing. Elsewhere, on 13 February, the independent journalist Roberto Santana Rodríguez was summoned to the police station in Marianao in the capital. After waiting for two hours he was seen by an officer, Moisés, who showed him a file containing various articles he had written. This file could be used by the authorities against the journalist, putting him at risk of imprisonment. New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Organisation The president of a Committee for the Defence of the Revolution (CDR), Armando Rivero, threatened Oscar Sanchez Madán in Havana on 17 February for having quoted his name on his programme on Miami-based Radio Martí. The journalist was previously physically attacked by paramilitaries on 21 and 23 January.On 19 February, Gilberto Manuel González Delgado, head of the Notilibre news agency in Havana, had his home searched by a state security officer and two members of the CDR. A type-writer and articles were seized. He was threatened with being charged under the 88 Law on the “protection of Cuba’s independence and economy”, if he continued to do his job. He would face a 20-year prison term.The Cuban authorities on 20 February 2006 banned the sale of foreign newspapers such as Hola!, Mecánica popular, Muy interesante and El País on the grounds that they are “ideologically dangerous”. Follow the news on Cuba Reporters Without Borders is very concerned at the resurgence of a harsh crackdown against the independent press since the start of 2006. Some journalists have suffered repeated harassment and are sometimes denied the right to leave, as in the case of Jorge Olivera Castillo (photo). The attitude of the authorities is both unfair and senseless. May 6, 2020 Find out morecenter_img News News RSF_en Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet News October 15, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information CubaAmericas Receive email alerts October 12, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

New Year’s in the Neighborhood

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Living Now New Year’s in the Neighborhood The Proper offers a pair of offerings for the night before the year From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, December 19, 2013 | 12:06 pm 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Community News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. Make a comment The neighbors all know the place. Now it’s your turn. The Flintridge Proper, La Cañada/Flintridge’s favorite local hang, will be breaking out the bubbly this New Year’s Eve with two special dinners.Flintridge Proper meals always feature the best in seasonal ingredients, served with a fresh, farm-to-table approach. Chef Kevin NaPier, a graduate of California School of Culinary Arts and an alumnus of Patina Group, is a devoted advocate of local sourcing and making his own ingredients. The delicious result is a restaurant with a true neighborhood feel, and now, an opportunity to experience a fabulous New Year’s Eve close to home.There will be two New Year’s Eve seatings. The early seating, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., will offer a four-course dinner with plenty of time to make that special set later in the evening. Feast at the Proper, stroll home, catch a power nap, and be ready to slip in to that tux or gown.Three main course options will be offered: butter-poached Loch Duart Salmon, pan-roasted Jidori Chicken Breast, and Grilled Petite Tender.A second seating, from 8:30-9:30 p.m., will offer a more extensive six-course meal, plus unlimited bubbly, a Flintridge Gin Cocktail for a New Year’s toast, party favors and you, and your friends. The second seating menu will feature such epicurean dishes as an American Caviar Salad, Colorado Lamb Tartare, along with Chukar Partridge, featuring carrot kraut, butter braised turnip, orange-carrot puree, avocado honey, and caraway jus. You’re on your own with the pear tree.Desert will mean deciding between the coffee bean cake with chocolate ice cream, espresso brittle and Kahlua whipped cream and the market berries with honey custard and champagne. You’re on your own with that one.The Flintridge Proper is at 464 Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada Flintridge, (818) 790-4888 or visit www.TheProper.com. Business News Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Richard Johnson Chosen as 2014 Sierra Madre Older American of the Year

first_img Community News 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena People Richard Johnson Chosen as 2014 Sierra Madre Older American of the Year From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 11:40 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News 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 Showtimescenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week The City of Sierra Madre Community Services Department and the Senior Community Commission are happy to announce that Richard ‘Dick’ Johnson has been selected as the 2014 Sierra Madre Older American of the Year.Mr. Johnson’s contributions to the community have been numerous over the years including his service as Chairman for the Annual Art Fair, President of the Historical Preservation Society, and a Library Board Trustee. In addition, he has volunteered for the local AYSO, coached Sierra Madre Little League and Pony League teams, and presently serves as a Board of Trustee for the Sierra Madre United Methodist Church.Each year the President of the United States, the Governor of California and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors designate the month of May as Older American Month. In recognition of Dick Johnson’s dedicated volunteer service to the community, Sierra Madre will be honoring him at a local reception held at the Hart Park House Senior Center on Friday, May 2, 2014 from 4:30-6:00 p.m.For more information on the Older American Reception or on how anyone can assist with honoring Dick Johnson, please contact the Senior Services Desk at (626) 355-7394. 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. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Community News Make a comment Subscribelast_img read more

Jacobs CFO John Prosser to Speak at Deutsche Bank Global Industrial and Basic Materials Conference

first_img More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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 Subscribe Make a comment Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Community Newscenter_img 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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 First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. invites investors and other interested parties to listen to a live webcast of its discussion at the Deutsche Bank Global Industrial and Basic Materials Conference taking place at the Westin Chicago River North Hotel in Chicago, Ill.Interested parties can listen to Jacobs Chief Financial Officer John Prosser on Wednesday, June 4 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time by going to: http://www.media-server.com/m/p/qjjxmrbcJacobs invites those interested in learning more about the company to visit its comprehensive website at http://www.jacobs.com.Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services.Statements made in this release that are not based on historical fact are forward-looking statements. We base these forward-looking statements on management’s current estimates and expectations as well as currently available competitive, financial and economic data. Forward-looking statements, however, are inherently uncertain. There are a variety of factors that could cause business results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements. For a description of some of the factors which may occur that could cause actual results to differ from our forward-looking statements please refer to our 2013 Form 10-K, and in particular the discussions contained under Items 1 – Business, 1A – Risk Factors, 3 – Legal Proceedings, and 7 – Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statements made herein. 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 Company News Briefs Jacobs CFO John Prosser to Speak at Deutsche Bank Global Industrial and Basic Materials Conference From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 | 12:14 pm Top of the News last_img read more

Pasadena-Based Dog Haus Goes Big in Texas with 20-Unit Franchise Deal

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Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Dog Haus, the celebrated gourmet hot dog, sausage and burger concept, continues its expansion beyond its Pasadena, California hometown with the announcement of a 20-unit franchise deal that will bring its one-of-a-kind creations to the heart of Texas. The deal with local franchisee Ron Ryan, a veteran restauranteur and former V.P. of Operations with 49 unit Maggiano’s Little Italy, raises the total number of planned franchised Dog Haus locations to more than 100 in six states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, and now Texas) with more in the queue in the weeks to follow.“Beyond Ron’s extensive experience growing some of the nation’s best brands, his passion for what we are doing at Dog Haus was apparent from our first meeting,” Says Dog Haus Partner Hagop Giragossian, who co-founded the hot concept with friends and fellow partners André Vener and Quasim Riaz in 2010. “He wanted to learn everything, meet everyone, and took the time to understand who we are on a core level, so he can not only recreate the energy behind Dog Haus in the Texas market, but grow it in a way that makes sense for that community.”“I was immediately impressed with the Dog Haus team and the culture that André, Hagop and Quasim have engendered in just a few short years,” Says Ryan, who has more than 30 years in the hospitality industry. “These guys just get it, and I’m honored to be on this journey with them to bring such a high-quality product and dynamic brand to my local community.”Ryan joins more than 20 franchisees who have been similarly inspired by Dog Haus’ reinvention of the humble hot dog, sausage and burger since Giragossian, Riaz and Vener initially made the decision to franchise in 2013. The first franchise restaurant opened in June, 2014 signaling the brand’s growth from two company-owned restaurants in Pasadena, California with a current total of nine restaurants throughout Southern California, plus, most recently, Centennial, Colorado. Based on current construction timelines, the brand will open 11 additional franchise locations before the end of 2015 raising the total to 20. Dog Haus’ core leadership and culinary teams, including Executive Chef Michael Brown and Würstmacher (sausage-maker) Adam Gertler, will continue overseeing each stage of the expansion, working closely with the local franchisees to ensure the quality that has made the brand a “haus” name in Southern California is preserved.“As excited as we are about our growth, in truth the number of franchises we sell is important only if the quality of the experience is maintained,” Says Riaz. “We started Dog Haus because we wanted to offer guests something better than what previously existed in the category. We’ve been successful in that regard and plan to continue building upon that commitment as we grow.”About Dog HausDog Haus is a craft casual hot dog concept known for its high quality hot dogs, sausages, burgers, shakes, and beer program that spotlights local brews. Founded by partners Hagop Giragossian, Quasim Riaz and André Vener with a passion for creativity, quality and commitment to community, the first Dog Haus opened in Pasadena, California in 2010. The fast casual concept has since made a name for itself with its signature 100% all-beef skinless Haus Dogs, Haus Sausages and 100% natural Black Angus beef burgers on grilled King’s Hawaiian Rolls. Open for lunch and dinner daily, guests can choose from signature Haus creations or customize their own from a selection of more than 40+ quality toppings. In addition to its seven franchise restaurants, Dog Haus currently operates two company-owned locations in Pasadena. For more information visit doghaus.com or find us on facebook, twitter or instagram at DogHausDogs. First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Business News Pasadena-Based Dog Haus Goes Big in Texas with 20-Unit Franchise Deal SoCal-based Craft Casual Hot Dog, Sausage and Burger Concept Announces Biggest Franchise Deal To-Date, Taking Planned Locations to 100+ Restaurants in Six States From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 | 1:43 pm Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Altadenan Darrell Park Announces Campaign for County Supervisor

first_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 Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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 Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Government Altadenan Darrell Park Announces Campaign for County Supervisor Published on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 | 2:52 pm Community News HerbeautyKate Beckinsale Was Shamed For Being “Too Old” To Wear A BikiniHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Darrell Park, a former White House Office of Management and Budget staffer, author, and entrepreneur, officially announced his campaign for Los Angeles County’s 5th Supervisorial District today. The seat is currently held by Supervisor Mike Antonovich, who is prevented from seeking re-election by term limits.I am running for Supervisor because Los Angeles County needs leaders with new ideas, progressive values, and a demonstrated ability to bring people together to tackle the problems we face,” Park said. I am committed to fighting for policies that will end homelessness, invest in a green energy future, reform our foster care and criminal justice systems, preserve the natural beauty of our region, and protect funding for the services on which our most vulnerable citizens rely. The unique communities of this district deserve a progressive representative, one who will fight for a better quality of life for all. I am excited to officially launch my campaign and to get to work.”Park, a Democrat, opened a fundraising committee at the end of September and has more than $100,000 on-hand as of December 31st.Although the District has been represented by a Republican for more than three decades, Los Angeles County’s 5th Supervisorial District is a strongly Democratic seat, especially during a Presidential Election Cycle. In 2012, President Barack Obama won the district by 16% and Senator Dianne Feinstein carried the seat by more than 20%.By registration, Democratic voters outnumber Republicans in the district by a margin of 91,595 voters or 9% of the electorate.After earning an undergraduate degree in History from Allegheny College and a graduate degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University, Park embarked on a nearly decade-long stint as a civil servant serving two Presidents in the White House Office of Management and Budget.After moving west to earn a Masters of Science in Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Park then moved to Los Angeles County, where he has lived for the past 10 years. During that time, he joined several alternative energy start-ups, and wrote a book about common-sense solutions on which his Supervisor platform is based, called Better Than We Found It: Simple Solutions to Some of the World’s Toughest Problems.Park is married with a young son and divides his time between new start-up projects and community service.center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Subscribe Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News last_img read more

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