Bikes, Electrified!

first_img 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Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  When people hear of electric bikes, the usual thought is that of motorcycles with electric motors, maybe with the option to shut the motor down and pedal instead. However, electric bikes are far from being electrified motorcycles, by keeping its pedal pushing ways intact.Keith Stephens of Brio Electric Bikes says that electric bikes are bicycles with a small electric motor and battery to assist your pedaling. It doesn’t replace pedaling, instead it makes pedaling easier while you move faster. Hills are much easier to climb and headwinds are no problem.Electric bikes are perfect for riders who are not strong enough to cycle our city’s hills and for commuters looking to cut fuel expenses. With an electric bike, your “fuel” cost is a 10 cent battery charge every 25 miles. You get some exercise, but not a sweat-drenched workout, allowing you to wear your street or work clothes.Brio has e-bikes in many styles and sizes, from Beach Cruisers to traditional European bikes with fenders and lights. The first bike most people look at when they enter the shop is the eZIP Tri-Ride. The Tri-Ride is an adult three-wheeler with a huge cargo basket, wide seat with a back rest, and a low step-through frame. The basket can fold down flat to carry boxes or other odd-shaped cargo. It is powered by a 500-watt motor that can climb most hills in the area, yet is governed to 12 mph for “safe and sane” riding. Charge the battery overnight, and travel about 15 miles without pedaling. It is a popular model for seniors, though “green” urbanites are using them as utility vehicles.”Brio only sells established brands of electric bikes who stock replacement parts,” notes Stephens. “We service what we sell, so you know your bike will still be working years from now.”To find out more about Brio Electric Bikes, you can visit or drop by at 113 E. Olive Ave., Monrovia. You can also call (626) 657-2251 or email [email protected] for more details. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Cover Story Bikes, Electrified! Many have heard of electric bikes, but not all understand how it works. Keith Stephens of Brio Electric Bikes gives us the lowdown. By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Friday, July 26, 2013 | 1:21 pm 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Subscribe Community News 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. More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Ranking Home Renovation Resale Values

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Ranking Home Renovation Resale Values in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News January 16, 2018 3,481 Views Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago A recent report by the National Association of Home Builders revealed that high home prices limited housing availability are leading more homeowners to stay put and renovate their existing homes. Now Remodeling magazine is providing some hard data about just what those renovations could mean when it comes time to sell those homes.Remodeling has released its 2018 Cost vs. Value Report, which “compares average cost for 21 popular remodeling projects in 149 markets with the value those projects retain at resale in 100 U.S. markets.” Topping the list, with an average of 98.3 percent of cost recouped at resale, is garage door replacement. That job costs an average of $3,470, according to Remodeling, and has an average resale value of $3,411.Rounding out the rest of the top 10 projects that retain the most value at resale are:Manufactured Stone Veneer—97.1 percentEntry Door Replacement (steel)—91.3 percentDeck Addition (wood)—82.8 percentMinor Kitchen Remodel—81.1 percentSiding Replacement—76.7 percentWindow Replacement (vinyl)—74.3 percentUniversal Design Bathroom—70.6 percentBathroom Remodel—70.1 percentWindow Replacement (wood)—69.5 percentThe average payback for 20 of the most common remodeling projects declined year-over-year, dropping from 57.9 percent in 2016 to 56.8 percent in 2017. According to Remodeling, “That’s mainly because the cost of doing those projects went up for all 20, while values rose for only about two-thirds of them.”Remodeling expects prices for building materials to continue trending upwards in 2018, especially given the spate of natural disasters affecting various portions of the country in the last half of 2017, from hurricanes to wildfires to mudslides. Remodeling’s report adds, “Expect, as well, an even greater shortage of skilled workers in disaster-struck markets as those workers struggle to fix up their own homes and employers feel pressure to respond with pay hikes.”For its 2018 Cost vs. Value Report, Remodeling used construction cost estimates generated by RemodelMAX and Clear Estimates remodeling software. According to Remodeling, “Construction cost figures include labor, material, and subtrade expenses, plus industry-standard overhead and profit. Note that project costs are based on estimates for generic projects. They do not account for personalized design and product choices made by homeowners in connection with actual remodeling projects, nor do they account for local and short-term fluctuations in pricing, supply and demand, and other factors affecting cost.”Resale value data for each project was based on estimates from more than 4,600 real estate professionals, provided via an online survey conducted by Hanley Wood between August and October, 2017. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Ranking Home Renovation Resale Values The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Cost vs. Value Report home renovation remodeling remodeling magazine resale value 2018-01-16 David Wharton About Author: David Wharton Previous: Mortgage Delinquencies Up, Still Below 15-Year Averages Next: After Delay, Powell and Montgomery Noms Proceed to Full Senate The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Cost vs. Value Report home renovation remodeling remodeling magazine resale value Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articleslast_img read more

Eaux Claires Music Festival Announces Hiatus For 2019

first_imgEaux Claires Music Festival will not return to Foster Farms in Eau Claire, Wisconsin next summer. The niche music event has typically taken place in early July for the past few years, but will plan on taking a year off in 2019 before it returns in summer 2020, according to the statement shared by producers via the event website on Tuesday. The festival was founded in 2015 as a collaborative event between The National guitarist Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon.A portion of the statement shared by the event on Tuesday reads:In the last four years we have grown together as patrons and organizers; these experiences are perfectly focused within our own collected memories, and feel something like going through four years of high school – the growth, the mistakes, the energy, but most of all the searing, stumbling beauty of becoming one’s self. After our Senior year, we find ourselves wanting to move out, change things, and take stock of who we’ve become. In order to manage this transition, we are going to take a year off.  While it will be hard for us to break the chain of momentum and the positive impact the festival has had on our community, we have fresh, clear ideas of how to make it even better.The statement can be taken to mean that the overall goal of their one-year break will be to re-evaluate how their event fits into the heavily oversaturated festival market here in North America. However, the note did make sure to leave fans and annual attendees with the confirmation that Eaux Claires will return in 2020, with a production that “will be more focused, fun, and internal.” The producers also reassured fans that local patrons will be able to enjoy some smaller “public events” scheduled in the coming winter months, to be held at Pablo Center at the Confluence in the heart of Eau Claire. Those events will include both “performance and dialogue” about what out-of-town fans and locals can expect in from the event throughout the coming decade.One of the big strengths of an event like Eaux Claires is that niche festivals tend to have a stronger community feel to them. That intimacy and fan-to-artist connection allows for both attendees and performers to feel like they’re a part of something more meaningful than just another enormous pop festival surrounded by 55,000 people. This past summer, artist/producer Justin Vernon held the event’s lineup a secret until the day of the festival before hosting an event that featured The National, Dirty Projectors, Sharon Van Etten, Moses Sumney, Pussy Riot, and more.Back in 2016, many of the artists who appeared on the Day Of The Dead tribute album would perform some of their Grateful Dead covers as part of a day at Eaux Claires fully dedicated to the famous band. Justin Vernon is no stranger to the world of the Grateful Dead. This past summer, he was invited to join Dead & Company on stage at Wisconsin’s Alpine Valley Music Theatre to help them perform “Bird Song”.last_img read more

Marcia Griffiths Hailed by Fans Internationally

first_imgMarcia Griffiths with a Russian fan. BENICASSIM, Spain – Though she has been travelling the world for nearly 50 years, Marcia Griffiths still gets her share of surprises. At Rototom Sunsplash’s Reggae University in Benicassim, Spain on August 18, she was overwhelmed by two fans.Griffiths was part of a panel discussion about reggae’s history when fans from North Korea and Russia spoke of their appreciation for her music.Moved by their pronouncements, Griffiths rose from her seat and embraced them.“The guy from North Korea said he had to meet her. He left his country years ago because of all the oppression and told her that reggae music was what helped keep him alive when he was there,” said Copeland Forbes, Griffiths’ tour manager.Marcia Griffiths with a North Korean fan.The event was also attended by members of Ethiopia’s Royal family, including Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile-Selassie, grandson of Emperor Haile Selassie I.Rototom Sunsplash was one of the stops on Griffiths’ tour promoting her latest album, Timeless, released in July by Tad’s International Record.She also performed at festivals in Austria, Belgium and the United Kingdom. She did club dates in the UK with Super Cat and a solo gig in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.On August 31, Griffiths and Judy Mowatt, her colleague in famed harmony group The I Three, will perform at the inaugural Westchester Reggae Festival, which takes place at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York.The I Three, which also included Rita Marley, recorded and toured with Bob Marley from 1974 to 1980 when he was diagnosed with cancer. He died in May, 1981 at age 36.last_img read more

Fatal crash involving a semi closes all I-95 southbound lanes in Boynton Beach

first_imgFHP currently on scene of a fatal crash southbound on I-95 north of Woolbright Rd. All southbound lanes are blocked at this time. Please use caution and seek alternate route.— FHP West Palm Beach (@FHPPalmBeach) March 4, 2020 A fatal car crash involving a semi truck caused all southbound lanes on I-95 to be blocked Wednesday afternoon in Boynton Beach.The Florida Department of Transportation said the wreck occurred just after 1:30 p.m. north of the Woolbright Road exit. It is not known if any other vehicles were involved in the crash.As of 2:24 p.m., all southbound lanes are blocked.Southbound delays are occurring back to the Lantana Road exit.The Florida Highway Patrol and multiple fire rescue trucks are at the scene.last_img

Lacey-based SCJ Alliance adds Eighth Office Location and New Team in…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by SCJ AllianceWhat started as three people in Thurston County is now more than 90 across the state and into Colorado. Two engineers and a planner have turned their breakaway team into a full-scale, multidisciplinary firm in just 12 years.In July, SCJ Alliance welcomed Studio Cascade, an award-winning, community planning and design firm in Spokane and increased their range even further.“Studio Cascade is highly regarded for their comprehensive plans, subarea plans, and master plans, adding greater depth to our planning group,” SCJ co-founder Jean Carr said.“This is a tremendous opportunity for our firms, our clients, and our employees,” she continued. “We both share a commitment to client relationships and quality work, treasure our employees, and value collaboration across disciplines.”Bill Grimes founded Studio Cascade in 1992. He shares, “Joining our firms provides an opportunity to grow and achieve more together than we could alone. We also have great alignment on our culture and approach to projects, which is so important.”Some of Studio Cascade’s high-visibility projects include the Lacey Depot District Subarea Plan, Council Bluffs Arts and Culture District Plan, Bainbridge Island Waterfront Park and City Dock Master Plan, San Juan County Vision Assessment, and the award-winning Port Angeles Waterfront Transportation Improvement Project.SCJ specializes in environmental and urban planning, civil engineering, transportation planning and design, landscape architecture, and public outreach. The privately-held, majority women-owned firm has been nationally recognized multiple times for growth, award-winning projects, and as a great place to work.In addition to Lacey and Spokane, SCJ has offices in Centralia, Seattle, Ballard, Vancouver, and Wenatchee, Wash. and another in Boulder, Colo.last_img read more

Bombers drop opener, Lewis scores equalizer in 1-1 tie against Aldergrove

first_imgThe worst possible nightmare came true for the L.V. Rogers Bombers at the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Soccer Championships.A tired and weary Bomber squad, fresh from a weekend Whitecaps Regional camp, fell 3-0 to Okanagan Mission to open the 16-team tournament Monday in Burnaby.LVR managed to bounce back in game two, riding a Ryan Lewis goal to tie Aldergrove 1-1.”Got (to Burnaby) at 2 a.m. (Monday),” said coach Dave Spendlove, who along with son Jamie, form the sideline staff of the Kootenay champs.”It rained non stop and the boys did not play well losing the first game to Kelowna.”The Bomber worlds collided last week when tournament organizers moved up the AA championships two days. The decision meant most of the Bombers would be in Vernon Saturday and Sunday for the Caps training before traveling late Sunday night for the Lower Mainland. Added to the bad luck was the fact LVR was scheduled to open the tournament Monday at 9:30 a.m.”Against Kelowna we started off like deer in the headlights but came into the game and should have gone in half time two goals up,” Spendlove explained.In the second half, however, it was Kelowna going up early after LVR failed to clear the ball properly following an Okanagan Mission corner.OKM scored twice on defensive errors by the Bombers to put the game away. The goals cam after LVR missed on a three-on-one opportunity.Game two started like game one ended with Aldergrove granted a gift goal to open the contest.That was it for Aldergrove as the Bombers took over the game, pressuring the Fraser Valley team the rest of the game.The tying marker came following a six-way passing play with Lewis calmly depositing the ball into the vacant net.LVR returns to the pitch Tuesday to conclude the round robin draw with a game against West Van’s Sentinel.The playoff round follows Tuesday afternoon with the final seeding games set for Wednesday.last_img read more

Major Midget tryouts set for NDCC Arena

first_imgHead coach Mario DiBella is going have his eyes glued to the NDCC Arena ice as more than 50 players are expected for the Kootenay Ice Major Midget Evaluation Camp.Team officials and BC Hockey High Performance evaluators will evaluate players at the three-day camp.  Final selections of the 20 players, including two goaltenders, which make up each Major Midget team will be made by September 15.Evaluation camps are run every year in order to evaluate players and help select the following year’s teams.Camp registration is designated as “open” registration, meaning that the number of players who can attend each camp is unlimited.The BC Hockey Major Midget League was established in 2004 to provide elite level 15, 16 and 17 year olds an opportunity to play within their own age group at a high level and be developed for the next level of hockey. These teams have an opportunity each year to compete for the National Midget Championship.Also this weekend at the NDCC Arena, the Kootenay Wildcat Tryouts are scheduled for Saturday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Sunday, 7:30-8:45 a.m. and Noon to 1:30 p.m.last_img read more