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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. Make a comment Community News Business News Top of the News STAFF REPORT 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 STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week A Pasadena federal appeals panel today overturned a lower court’s dismissal of charges against four reputed members of a Southern California white supremacy extremist group suspected of inciting brawls at political rallies across the state.Robert Rundo, Robert Boman, Tyler Laube and Aaron Eason, alleged members of the so-called Rise Above Movement (RAM), were indicted in 2018 by a Los Angeles federal grand jury for allegedly inciting violence against counter-protesters, journalists and others at political rallies, including events in Huntington Beach, Berkeley and San Bernardino.According to authorities, RAM was responsible for the deadly riot in Charlottesville in 2017 that led to criticism of then President Trump after he declared “there were very fine people on both sides” after the racist incident.Laube pleaded guilty in 2018 to a single count of conspiracy toviolate the federal Anti-Riot Act. Attorneys for the remaining three defendants moved to dismiss the indictment.In June 2019, U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney dismissed the indictment against the men and withdrew Laube’s guilty plea, finding that the prosecution brought under the act was “unconstitutionally overbroad in violation of the First Amendment.”Carney wrote in his ruling that the Anti-Riot Act goes well beyond criminalizing the behavior of those acting in the midst of a riot. “It also criminalizes acts taken long before any crowd gathers,” or acts that have only a slight connection to violence, according to Carney.“No violence even need to occur,” the judge wrote. “A defendant could be convicted for renting a car with a credit card, posting about a political rally on Facebook, or texting friends about when to meet up.”In its opinion, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed Carney’s dismissal, finding that provisions of the Anti-Riot Act are, in fact, constitutional.The panel wrote that “the freedoms to speak and assemble which are enshrined in the First Amendment are of the utmost importance in maintaining a truly free society. Nevertheless, it would be cavalier to assert that the government and its citizens cannot act, but must sit quietly and wait until they are actually physically injured or have had their property destroyed by those who are trying to perpetrate, or cause the perpetration of, those violent outrages against them.”The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles had no immediate response.The four suspected RAM members — Eason, of Anza in Riverside County; Laube, of Redondo Beach; Rundo, of Huntington Beach; and Boman, of Torrance — were initially charged with one count each of conspiracy to commit rioting and travel with intent to riot. Each of the two counts carry sentences of up to five years in federal prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.In October 2018, federal authorities arrested four other suspected RAM members, including alleged RAM founder Ben Daley, of Redondo Beach. He and three others pleaded guilty in federal court in Virginia to the conspiracy count in connection with their suspected roles in the deadly 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Community News Pasadena’s Ninth Circuit Revives Charges Against Alleged White Nationalists Rise Above Movement was responsible for riot in Charlottesville CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 4:37 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 19 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe More Cool Stuff Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
At the recently concluded selection of the European family accommodation organization EHHA (Best European Holiday Home) in Brussels, which was attended by 18 countries from all over Europe, Croatia is the absolute winner in choosing the best holiday homes in Europe, and the best wellness house was declared Villa Vinčenat from Žminj!Villa Vinčenat from the village of Vadediji in the Žminj region entered the finals of the “European Holiday Home Award” in the competition of the best tourist apartments and holiday homes in Europe. After the first phase, the expert jury selected eight finalists in each category, and among the finalists were as many as 12 houses from Croatia. Villa Vinčenat was ranked among the eight best family accommodation facilities for health and wellness holidays, and at the gala dinner in Brussels on September 14, it was named the best wellness house in Europe.Superbly designed Villa Vinčenat, measuring 260 square meters, located on the outskirts of Vadedija near Žminj. Modern and well decorated, it provides real comfort and is able to accommodate eight people. The ground floor has a spacious living room with dining area and kitchen, with one toilet and a bedroom with bathroom. On the first floor is a large gallery from which one enters three bedrooms, each equipped with a bathroom. In the basement there is a mini wellness with sauna, bathroom, tavern and fitness room with a view of the outdoor pool through a large glass wall. Next to the house there is a large swimming pool with outdoor whirlpool and a beautiful covered terrace equipped with quality garden furniture, as well as a children’s playground located in a fenced yard.Peace and quiet is a new “luxury” in tourism, and these are cleverly recognized and marketed by some destinations as well as entrepreneurs as a tourist product. Žminj is the seat of the municipality of the same name in the heart of Istria, and the equal distance from Istrian towns on the coast is its real advantage for an optimal tourist vacation. While the towns on the coast are crowded in summer, visitors who long for a complete vacation here can find peace and quiet and enjoy the natural beauty and excellent gastronomic offer. “In the area of the municipality of Žminj, 170 accommodation facilities are registered. Most of them are holiday homes, followed by apartments and rooms. There are no hotel capacities, but that is why there is attractive camping accommodation. This year, the Robinson camp “Freedom” was opened, which offers guests accommodation in nature and sleeping under the stars by the campfire. ” stand out from the Žminj Tourist Board. A place of rich tradition, history and the seat of the Čakavian Parliament, Žminj is also known for its specific speech, which the Ministry of Culture has included in the list of protected intangible cultural assets of Croatia.From year to year, Žminj grows into a real tourist destination, included in the list of “must see”. From the beginning of this year to the end of August, 61.913 overnight stays were recorded in the Žminj region, which is 16,5 percent more than in the first eight months of last year. In terms of the number of tourist arrivals, of which there were 7.084 this year, they recorded a growth of as much as 20,6 percent compared to the same period last year. The structure of guests visiting Žminj is 56,70% from Germany, 7,25% from Austria, 5,23% from the Netherlands and 4,00% from Belgium. “Already recognizable events throughout the year attract many guests to the Žminj region, starting with Easter when a festival dedicated to Istrian pinca and traditional breakfast is organized. In July, one of the most interesting festivals in Istria is held – the Istrian Pasta Festival, which is a real paradise for all lovers of homemade pasta. In addition to numerous other gastronomic events, at the end of August in Žminj is held the largest folk festival in Istria – Bartulja, which brings together visitors from all over the region. Bartulja is recognizable by its rich and colorful fair, where a special place is occupied by autochthonous and traditional handmade products, with which numerous cultural, sports-recreational and entertainment programs are organized. ” they conclude from the Žminj Tourist Board.
More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoOrianna at Sandstone Point clubhouse.“At Orianna we give our clients what they want, not what we think they want,” she said.“The new Tallow range offers double lockup garages, a spacious open-living space, master bedroom with ensuite, two outdoor living areas and energy saving solar panels.”Ms Lombe said today’s retirees were no longer satisfied with the typical unit style retirement village but were rather searching for quality and a more active lifestyle.She said the Sandstone Point development was already attracting like-minded, active over 50s who were looking to free up their lifestyle by downsizing in style and transitioning into either a semi or full retirement.“All homes are owner occupier, there are no entry or exit fees and residents retain 100 per cent of the capital gain on sale, making Orianna at Sandstone Point an attractive choice,” Ms Lombe said.Facilities at the resort include a clubhouse featuring twin bowling greens, a resort style pool, private gym, cinema and a workshop.“The clubhouse will be the hub for the community to catch up, have a drink at the bar, grab a coffee with friends or strike up a game of billiards,” Ms Lombe said.“We are really trying to embrace the small-town feel of a peaceful, coastal community while still providing the amenities and convenience of city living.” Orianna at Sandstone Point’s, Tallow design, is the developers response to increasing demand for double garage residences.A BOUTIQUE lifestyle resort developer is listening to demand and delivering bigger and better living for the over 50s. Orianna Sandstone Point sales manager Karen Lombe said in response to demand the Orianna Resort Group was launching a series of newly designed homes with double lock up garages.“We understand our clients may be downsizing from their four-bedroom family home on 800sq m blocks, but not from life,” Ms Lombe said.“They still have hobbies, a second car or even a motorbike and want the option of a double garage.”Ms Lombe said the benefit of living in a lifestyle resort like Orianna was that it gave greater flexibility to its residents.