August 5, 2021

Former Principal at Schools in Pasadena, Inglewood Accused of Stealing Public Funds

first_imgPublic Safety Former Principal at Schools in Pasadena, Inglewood Accused of Stealing Public Funds By BRIAN DAY Published on Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 1:07 pm CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes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 Kyle Douglas, pictured upon his appointment as principal of Wilson Middle School in Pasadena in October of 2017. (Credit: Pasadena Unified School District)A man accused of stealing $67,000 in public funds while working as a principal at schools in Pasadena and Inglewood over the past four years pleaded not guilty to criminal charges on Thursday.Kyle Douglas, 50, denied counts of grand theft, misappropriation of public funds and forgery during an arraignment hearing in Los Angeles County Superior Court, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.The case was first filed Feb. 22, district attorney’s office spokesman Greg Risling said in a written statement.The alleged crime took place while Douglas was principal at Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Pasadena, where he was hired in October of 2017, as well as Inglewood High School, where he worked immediately before, according to prosecutors and the Pasadena Unified School District.During his time as principal in Pasadena, “Douglas is accused of collecting about $10,000 for a student trip to China and never paying the company that he hired to organize the trip,” according to Risling.While working in Inglewood, “The defendant is accused of negotiating a contract with a company for private use of the school’s parking lot,” Risling said. “He allegedly did not receive authorization and profited about $57,000 from the deal.”L.A. County District Attorney George Gascón said Douglas abused the trust the community had placed in him.“Betraying students, their parents and school administrators is the ultimate failure for those who are the face and voice of a school,” he said.Prior to joining Inglewood High School in 2015, Douglas worked as an assistant principal in the Alhambra Unified School District between 2009 and 2012, as well as dean of activities in the Temple City Unified School District between 2007 and 2009, according to a PUSD statement. Prior to that, he taught at Rose City High School and Marshall Fundamental School between 1996 and 2007.Douglas was scheduled to return to court on April 23 for a hearing in his case, officials said.He was not being held in custody Thursday, according to county booking records.“Although the district cannot comment specifically because of employee rights, any allegation of misconduct is taken very seriously and acted upon promptly,” a district statement reads. “As soon as the District learned about the allegations against Mr. Douglas, he was immediately placed on a leave of absence. We fully cooperated with law enforcement in this investigation.”Mr. Douglas was hired as principal of Woodrow Wilson Middle school in October 2017. He was placed on leave June 27, 2019 and was released from service June 30, 2020. Community News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 25 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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. Top of the News last_img read more

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Man, 92, dies of blunt force trauma in motel room, caretaker of 20 years arrested

first_imgFacebook/Tracy Police DepartmentBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News (TRACY, Calif.) — A 64-year-old caretaker has been arrested after the 92-year-old man he had served as caretaker to for approximately 20 years was found dead in a motel room with multiple blunt force trauma injuries.The incident occurred on Nov. 18 around 8 p.m. when the Tracy Police Department in Tracy, California, received a call of a person not breathing in a motel room located just off of Interstate 205.When authorities arrived they discovered 92-year-old JC Williams Jr. in the motel room unresponsive and pronounced him deceased shortly after and deemed that Williams’ death was suspicious.“Upon further investigation, Mr. Williams appeared to have multiple blunt force trauma injuries, which were believed to have resulted in his death,” the Tracy Police Department said in a statement.Two days later on Nov. 20, Clark Stone, a 64-year-old resident of Lathrop, California, who had served as William’s caretaker for approximately two decades, was arrested in association with the homicide of Williams.Stone was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail and charged with inflicting great bodily injury upon another during the commission of a felony, elder abuse for causing unjustifiable pain and suffering and elder abuse for causing great bodily harm.Authorities did not disclose what could have caused the extensive injuries Williams suffered or how long Williams had been in the motel room before being discovered.No possible motives in the case were revealed during the course of the investigation and the investigation into Williams’ death is currently ongoing.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Chelsea v Tottenham: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgNacer Chadli (right) could replace the banned Dele AlliKick-off: 8pm, Monday 2 May 2016Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne)Match in a nutshell: Tottenham know they have to win at Stamford Bridge for the first time in 26 years if they are to retain any hope of winning the Premier League – how Chelsea would love to be the ones to stop them.Five key battles: Including Cesc Fabregas v Mousa DembeleInjuries and suspensionsCHELSEARuled out: Kurt Zouma (knee), Loic Remy (groin), Thibaut Courtois (suspended).TOTTENHAM HOTSPURRuled out: Dele Alli (suspended), Nabil Bentaleb (knee).Fitness tests: Eric Dier (concussion). Possible line-upsChelsea: Begovic; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Fabregas; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Costa. Subs from: Amelia, Blackman, Aina, Miazga, Clarke-Salter, Baba, Matic, Colkett, Loftus-Cheek, Oscar, Kenedy, Falcao, Pato, Traore.Tottenham: Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Dier, Dembele; Lamela, Eriksen, Chadli; Kane.Subs from: Vorm, Trippier, Davies, Wimmer, Mason, Winks, N’Jie, Carroll, Son, Onomah. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesChelsea total: W L L W D (7 points)Home: L D D W D (6 points)Tottenham total: D W W D W (11 points)Away: W D W L W (10 points)Top scorers – all competitionsChelsea: Costa 15; Willian 11; Oscar 8, Pedro 8; Fabregas 5; Hazard 4, Traore 4; Cahill 3, Ramires 3, Remy 3; Azpilicueta 2, Ivanovic 2, Kenedy 2, Loftus-Cheek 2, Zouma 2; Falcao 1, Matic 1, Mikel 1, Pato 1, Terry 1.Tottenham: Kane 27; Alli 10, Lamela 10; Eriksen 8; Chadli 7; Son 6; Alderweireld 4; Dembele 4, Dier 4; Carroll 3; Mason 2; Rose 1, Trippier 1, Walker 1.Last five meetings29 November 2015: Tottenham 0 Chelsea 01 March 2015: Chelsea 2 Tottenham 01 January 2015: Tottenham 5 Chelsea 33 December 2014: Chelsea 3 Tottenham 08 March 2014: Chelsea 4 Tottenham 0Chelsea 3 wins, Tottenham 1 win, 1 drawFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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A’s top prospect gets first big league taste in Bay Bridge Series

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Jesús Luzardo’s shoulder injury prevented him from making the trip for the Bay Bridge Series. But there’s another top A’s prospect getting his first taste of big league action this week.The A’s included 2017 first-round pick Austin Beck, who spent most of spring training in minor league camp, on their active roster for the final three exhibition games of spring against the San Francisco Giants. Bringing along top prospects for the final series before the regular season is a …last_img read more

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FNB pours R40m into local football

first_img14 December 2010First National Bank, one of South Africa’s four major banks, is to invest R40-million (US$5.8-million) in developing the country’s young footballers over the next few years.The bank will sponsor the national under-17 boys’ and girls’ teams, as well as school football tournaments. It has already built four pitches in as many communities, and another will be finished in 2011.FNB’s investment, announced on 9 December, is part of the bank’s legacy programme following the 2010 Fifa World Cup, into which it pumped R30-million ($4.3-million).“We’re happy to announce this, especially at a time when I can assure you that things are not easy in corporate South Africa,” said FNB brand director Derek Carstens.The government and the South African Football Association (Safa) praised the bank for its pledge.The biggest chunk of the sponsorship will go to the under 17-boys’ and girls’ teams, respectively known as Amajimbos and Abantwana. FNB has already channelled R18-million ($2.6-million) into these teams, which are eyeing spots in the next Fifa World Cups for their age groups.“The key objective we’ve set ourselves is that Amajimbos and Abantwana qualify for the World Cup in 2012 and 2013,” Carstens said.FNB has been involved with the Amajimbos for a number of years now, but the Abantwana sponsorship is a new venture. “We look at male and female sports as equally important,” he added.Bringing the Beautiful Game back to schoolsThe FNB Festivals are tipped to become the next biggest fad in school football. A total of 162 schools will participate in the inaugural event in 2011, after which it will become an annual fixture.Twenty schools will battle it out in the Lucas Radebe Tribute Festival, which is the Soweto leg of the competition in south-west Johannesburg. St Davids Marist in Sandton, Johannesburg will see 42 schools slugging it out for glory.Grey College in Bloemfontein will host 20 schools, while a further 32 schools will use Durban’s Kloof High School as their battlefield. Victoria Park and Benoni High, schools located in Port Elizabeth and east of Johannesburg respectively, will each host 16 school teams.The schools’ competition is viewed as a great way to get pupils back into the swing of the Beautiful Game. Local football experts agree that the sport has long lost its ground in both urban and rural schools, which has impacted negatively on talent development. This is blamed for the current under-performance of national squads.“Our football in schools, I must say, is dead,” said Serame Letsoaka, Safa’s technical director. “This is where we tapped in for talent.“Thank you FNB for creating this opportunity to go back to schools.”R15-million on turfsThe bank channelled about R15-million ($2.2-million) into the development of football pitches before the 2010 Fifa World Cup. The pitches were created in Thohoyandou in Limpopo, Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal, Mthatha in the Eastern Cape and George in the Western Cape.A pitch in Kimberley, Northern Cape, will be completed by June in 2011, the bank said.Community leagues will play their matches here, and may also host touring international junior teams. “We’re looking at teams like Boca Juniors of Argentina to bring their under-17s to play at the turfs,” said Carstens.Carstens said they have partnered with local municipalities in the areas to maintain the grounds.Coaches will be groomed for all the venues. Letsoaka, a coach himself, is excited about coaching clinics that will be run at the pitches. “We have been saying, let’s produce developmental coaches. These are the areas where we’ll develop coaches,” he said.Lucas Radebe, the former Bafana and Leeds United captain, has been appointed the ambassador of FNB’s legacy programme and he’ll oversee activities on the pitches.Intensifying Soccer Classic ClashesThe bank’s Soccer Classic Clashes competition, which was launched in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, in 2007, will also be extended. Starting in 2011, there will be far more venues and matches than in previous years, according to FNB.Minister of Sports and Recreation Fikile Mbalula said: “This legacy programme will impact on thousands of lives. A number of Bafana Bafana and Banyana Banyana (national male and female teams) will be drawn from this programme.”First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

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Ohio’s corn crop facing heat pollination challenges

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UE, NU keep Final 4 bids

first_imgMark Maloles and Alvin Pasaol exchanged back-to-back triples in a span of 18 seconds to give UE a 68-58 lead with 2:49 to go in the fourth quarter.Pasaol then delivered the dagger, completing a three-point play for a 71-62 lead with 1:33 left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutUE head coach Derrick Pumaren is aware of the Warriors’ position in the Final Four race, but remains upbeat on their chances.“Until there’s a fourth team that makes it then we still have a shot at it,” said Pumaren. “We just have to stay positive in the things that are going on. We just have to play as a team and keep playing as one unit.”Pasaol showed his might with 32 points and 13 rebounds to lead UE, while Mark Olayon missed a triple-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Unlikely Meralco power source Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP University of the East kept its bid for a Final Four spot after humbling University of the Philippines, 73-64, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Red Warriors won their third game in four outings to improve to 3-7 and stay on track of getting the fourth spot in the league.The Fighting Maroons slipped to a 4-6 record in a tie with National University, which dealt cellar-dweller University of Santo Tomas its 10th straight defeat, 91-83, earlier.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAcenter_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Rookie Juan Gomez de Liaño had 22 points and eight rebounds for UP while older brother Javi finished with 17 points and 11 boards.The Bulldogs, who entered the game having lost five of their last six games, went on a 24-6 run bridging the second and third quarters to take a 69-58 lead.Matt Salem then capped NU’s 11-2 run at the start of the fourth that put the Bulldogs up, 80-65, at the 7:29 mark.“We really needed to win today because we wanted to have a better chance to get to the Final Four,” said NU assistant coach Danny Ildefonso, who handled the team in place of the suspended Jamike Jarin.“I and the other assistants talked at the end of the first half and every one of us gave their insights on how we should adjust in the second half.” —BONG LOZADA, INQUIRER.NETADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View commentslast_img read more

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6 days agoBrighton boss Potter admits Mooy red card helped Aston Villa

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton boss Potter admits Mooy red card helped Aston Villaby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Graham Potter says Aaron Mooy’s red card was a major factor in his side’s cruel defeat at Aston Villa.But he added he was proud of their efforts and performance in a 2-1 reverse. Mooy saw red when Albion led through an Adam Webster header and Jack Grealish then levelled in first-half added time.Albion head coach Potter said: “It’s a painful one, that is for sure. They gave everything and, when it happens in that manner, with the last kick, it is particularly heart-wrenching for the players.“In the context of the game, the sending-off has a big influence.“Until that, we were the better team, controlled the game and were deservedly 1-0 up.“Then the sending-off means the crowd get involved and Villa Park was lively today and got behind the team.” last_img read more

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Here’s Your Updated March Madness Bracket Heading Into Friday

first_imgUpdated NCAA Tournament bracket.Day one of the second round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament did not disappoint, as four teams notched huge upsets to advance to the third round this upcoming Saturday. Two No. 3 seeds – Baylor and Iowa State – fell to No. 14 seeds in thrillers. That being said, the two No. 1 seeds in action – Kentucky and Villanova – looked solid in convincing victories.Here’s the updated bracket, via CBS Sports, with scores, game times, locations and all of the other pertinent information.updated bracketFriday will see another 16 contests, and hopefully even more madness. How’s your bracket look?last_img read more

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Law Passed to Facilitate FID Membership in Egmont Group

first_imgAn Act to facilitate the Financial Investigations Division (FID) membership in the Egmont Group was passed in the House of Representatives on May 28.The Egmont Group provides a forum for Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) globally, to improve cooperation in the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing; and to foster the implementation of domestic programmes in this regard.In his remarks, Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, who piloted the Act in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, May 28, explained that following the passage of the Financial Investigative Act in 2010, the Division submitted an application for membership to the Egmont Group through its sponsors, Canada, and the Bahamas.He added that the application for membership to the Egmont group was subsequently denied as they were not in compliance with certain Egmont standards.“Therefore the Bill seeks to amend the Act to ensure compliance since we consider it of importance for the international community that Jamaica be part of the effort to, not only prevent, reduce or eliminate money laundering, but also to combine our intelligence on global financial transactions which may facilitate terrorism or other criminal acts,” Dr. Phillips said.Section 2 of the Act has been amended to clarify the definition of competent authority, making it an entity authorised by the Minister to monitor the compliance of business in the regulated sector, with the requirements imposed by law for the prevention of financial crimes.In addition Section 12 (7) of the Act was also amended after the Egmont group called into question the independence of the Financial Investigations Division.“Membership in the Egmont Group was one of those issues that needed to be addressed in order to end the close monitoring of the Jamaica anti money laundering combating the financing of terrorism standards by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force,” Dr. Phillips said.“So these amendments, simple as they are, carry us a far way to becoming a full fledged member of the international community of financial intelligence agencies and investigative agencies that will help make Jamaica not only a place of investment, but a more secure environment,” he added.Leader of Opposition Business in the House, Delroy Chuck, noted that the Opposition had no objection with the legislation.“There can be no doubt that it’s an important part to bring Jamaica within the international community of financial bodies, so that when persons do business with Jamaica they don’t have to be looking behind their backs,” Mr. Chuck said.The Bill will be sent to the Senate for approval.Contact: Latonya Lintonlast_img read more

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