Top of the News 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Free Turkeys for 100 Lucky Local Families Mark One Billion Meals Given by L.A. Regional Food Bank From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 | 5:30 pm Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Herbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Make a comment Subscribe The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank that was founded in Pasadena over 40 years ago will provide its billionth meal in November 2016 to families in need. The LARFB partnered with Whole Foods Market and Foothill Unity Center in a special holiday turkey distribution Tuesday morning that gave 100 deserving families a celebratory turkey to take home for Thanksgiving to commemorate this epic milestone.“This month we are distributing what’s equivalent to our one billionth meal to the community,” said Los Angeles Regional Food Bank CEO Michael Flood.According to Flood, these numbers are calculated by the USDA which says that a standard meal is measured at 1.2 pounds and the LARFD was able to distribute 1.2 billion pounds of food to the communities in L.A. County.“This Pasadena center serves all of the families in the local area. Foothill Unity Center is a part of that billionth meal and we are just honored to be able to kick off and launch this celebration,” said Foothill Unity Center Executive Director Betty McWilliams.Foothill Unity Center was founded in 1980 and offers food, temporary shelter, case management, transportation, referrals and a variety of health services for low-income and homeless people in eleven communities in Los Angeles County.“It’s especially important that as we mark the beginning of November that we are trying to do something extra for the families and individuals that we serve during this holiday season,” said Flood.Whole Foods Market provided 100 turkeys weighing in at a hefty 15 pounds for families to go home with this holiday season.“We’re just so happy to be here today. we love our partners, we love Foothill Unity Center and L.A. Regional Food Bank and we just think that a billion meals is such a celebration and its something that we are so proud to be a part of, “ said Whole Foods Metro Marketing Team Leader Sarah Roberts.The LARFB serves more than 600 other non-profits throughout L.A. County on a year round basis, according to Flood.“It’s especially significant to be here because the food bank was founded here in Pasadena in 1973,” said Flood.These services including providing groceries to families and individuals, meals to the homeless population, and food packages for seniors to name a few.‘We are able to serve all different age groups, ethnicities, and people from all different walks of life. For many, it’s a temporary situation,” said Flood.Foothill Unity Center utilizes about 4,000 community volunteers throughout the year.“We thank all the donors, those that give up their time, those that give up food, those that give up product and those that give up dollars,” said McWilliams.From November 14-24, shoppers can stop by Whole Foods Market’s Pasadena location on Foothill Blvd. and donate $10 toward stocking a pantry for a family of four served by Foothill Unity Center through its Feed Four More program which is Whole Foods Market’s annual community food drive with a goal of feeding more than 20,000 families this holiday season.To stay up to date with Foothill Community Center, visit https://www.facebook.com/FoothillUnityCenter.
News UpdatesAssign Munawar Faruqui Case To A Bench Other Than That Of Justice Rohit Arya’s Bench: Saket Gokhale Writes To Madhya Pradesh HC CJ Live Law News Network26 Jan 2021 3:55 AMShare This – xActivist Saket Gokhale has filed a letter petition before Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court, praying that the judge/ bench hearing the Bail application filed by comedian Munawar Faruqui be re-assigned in public interest. The development comes a day after Justice Rohit Arya, who is seized of the matter, expressed disinclination to entertain the application and asked…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginActivist Saket Gokhale has filed a letter petition before Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court, praying that the judge/ bench hearing the Bail application filed by comedian Munawar Faruqui be re-assigned in public interest. The development comes a day after Justice Rohit Arya, who is seized of the matter, expressed disinclination to entertain the application and asked the Petitioner’s counsel if he wanted to withdraw the same. Delete Saket Gokhale has filed a letter petition before Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court praying that the judge/bench hearing the matter be re-assigned in public interest in light of the observations & proceedings in #MunawarFaruqui Bail [email protected] pic.twitter.com/S5yPqLUg1q— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) January 26, 2021 Gokhale alleged that the oral remarks made by Justice Rohit Arya while reserving order on the bail application on Monday, that too, during a bail application hearing where the merits of the case haven’t yet been settled, a chargesheet hasn’t been filed by the prosecution, and neither has a trial begun against the accused- carry a presumption of guilt on part of the accused. Read LiveLaw Exclusive Report: ‘Such People Must Not Be Spared’: Madhya Pradesh High Court Reserves Orders On Munawar Faruqui’s Bail Plea He added that the Bench did not cite any reasons as to why it was disinclined to entertain the bail application. “In the event that the bench believes it might not be able to adjudicate fairly in the matter for whatever reasons, the Hon’ble Justice should’ve recused himself from hearing the bail applications,” Gokhale said in his petition. Faruqui, a resident of Gujarat, was arrested on January 2 along with four others for allegedly making indecent remarks against Hindu deities and against Union Home Minister Amit Shah during a show held at a cafe in 56 Dukan area of Indore on January 1. While hearing his bail application on Monday, Justice Rohit Arya made the following oral remarks: “But why you take undue advantage of other’s religious sentiments and emotions. What is wrong with your mindset? How can you do this for the purpose of your business?” Taking exception to such remarks during a bail hearing, where no material is led to establish/ detract the guilt of the accused, Gokhale said, “It is submitted that, from the view of the general public observing these proceedings, it is shocking and unnerving that the Hon’ble Justice Rohit Arya, while hearing the bail applications has not only presumed guilt on part of the accused through his observations but has also said “such people must not be spared” even while the accused are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.” He added, “At the stage of bail application hearing, whether the accused “must or must not be spared” is not even a point of consideration as these are not trial proceedings. By referring to the accused as “such persons” and by observing that “they must not be spared”, the Hon’ble Justice Rohit Arya has not given an impression of fairness or impartiality on part of the Bench. These observations combined with the Bench expressing its disinclination to entertain the bail applications does create a valid apprehension amongst the general public that the accused are not getting a fair non-prejudiced hearing in their bail applications.” Gokhale further pointed out that the Indore Police, which is investigating the case, has repeatedly spoken about lack of prima facie evidence supporting the charges against Faruqi. In this context, he referred to remarks made by the concerned SHO in the media that nothing has been found to be malicious in the video footage of the impugned show and that it can be safely said that nothing incriminating was found. He ahs therefore urged the Chief Justice to re-assign the Bench in public interest for fair administration of justice. The complaint was filed against them by Eklavya Singh Gaur (36), son of local BJP legislator Malini Laxman Singh Gaur. The other arrested persons were identified as Edwin Anthony, Prakhar Vyas and Priyam Vyas. Police had booked five accused under sections 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs), section 269 (unlawful or negligent act likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life) and other provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). On January 5, a Sessions Court in Indore had dismissed the bail applications of the accused. Last week, the HC had adjourned the bail hearing as police didn’t produce the case diary. On Monday, the High Court reserved orders saying, “Such people must not be spared. I will reserve the order on merits”.Click Here To Download LetterRead LetterNext Story