πŸš— Pasadena Data Drives Transportation Equity

Issue #121

❀️ In this issue of Pasadena Spotlight 

🌀️ Pasadena, CA Weather

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈΒ Pasadena Naturalization Ceremony Welcomes 1,300 New U.S. Citizens, Granting Immediate Voting Rights

πŸš— Caltrans Unveils Equity Tool to Address Transportation Inequities, Cites Pasadena Data

✨ Prestige Insurance and Financial Services Group: Protecting Dreams, Empowering Communities

🌷 Honoring Female Trailblazers: Pasadena Heritage Spotlights Women in Landscape Architecture

πŸ˜ƒΒ Viral Meme

Good morning, Pasadena! Let's dive into today's weather forecast to help you plan your day accordingly.

Morning (5 am - 10 am):

As you step out between 5 am and 10 am, expect cloudy skies with temperatures around 48-52Β°F. The gentle breeze coming from the east-northeast at 2-4 mph might make it feel slightly cooler. Dress warmly with layers to stay comfortable.

Noon (11 am - 1 pm):

Showers are likely during this time with temperatures reaching around 55Β°F. The wind speed picks up slightly to 5 mph from the south-southeast. Don't forget your umbrella and wear waterproof clothing to stay dry.

Afternoon (2 pm - 5 pm):

Rain is expected to continue into the afternoon, with temperatures decreasing to around 52-54Β°F. The wind speed remains steady at 6 mph from the south-southeast. Dress in layers and wear waterproof gear to stay cozy and dry.

Evening (6 pm - 11 pm):

The rain persists, with temperatures dropping to around 49-51Β°F. The wind speed decreases slightly to 2-5 mph from the southeast. Grab your raincoat and boots to stay warm and dry as you head out during the evening.

Pasadena Naturalization Ceremony Welcomes 1,300 New U.S. Citizens, Granting Immediate Voting Rights

Red, White & Blue

In Pasadena, California, a naturalization ceremony saw around 1,300 immigrants representing diverse nationalities take the oath of citizenship, symbolizing the culmination of their efforts to become U.S. citizens.

Among the new citizens was Josue Ramirez, a 24-year-old individual from Guatemala who serves as a private in the U.S. Army.

For Ramirez and others, this ceremony marked the fulfillment of a long-held aspiration.

Notably, the new citizens were promptly granted the right to vote in California's primary election, underscoring the importance of their newfound citizenship in participating in the democratic process.

Caltrans Unveils Equity Tool to Address Transportation Inequities, Cites Pasadena Data

Ottawa road in the evening

Caltrans has launched the Transportation Equity Index (EQI) to identify transportation inequities in communities across California, including Pasadena.

By analyzing data on traffic, crashes, air pollution, and transit access, the EQI aims to prioritize projects that improve accessibility in areas negatively impacted by past transportation decisions.

The tool, developed as part of Caltrans' equity initiatives and the state's Climate Action Plan for Transportation Infrastructure, will guide future investments to ensure long-term quality-of-life improvements for all communities.

Prestige Insurance and Financial Services Group: Protecting Dreams, Empowering Communities

Nestled in the heart of Pasadena, Prestige Insurance and Financial Services Group stands as a beacon of excellence in the realm of safeguarding what matters most. Since its inception in 2015, this distinguished Insurance Agency, under the visionary leadership of Tunisia Offray, has carved a niche for itself by prioritizing clients above all else.

At Prestige, the mantra is clear - to provide unparalleled protection through a comprehensive suite of insurance products ranging from Home, Life, Commercial, Health, to Auto insurance. What sets Prestige apart is not just the array of services but the unwavering commitment to exceptional customer support, available round the clock to address any need that may arise.

Tunisia Offray, the driving force behind Prestige Insurance, embodies resilience and determination in the face of adversity. Her journey from a single mother navigating economic challenges to a successful entrepreneur is a testament to the transformative power of entrepreneurship.

Through her ventures, including Offray Accounting and Bookkeeping Services, Tunisia has demonstrated a steadfast dedication to client-focused financial solutions, earning the trust of over 500 individuals solely through referrals.

What truly distinguishes Prestige Insurance is its holistic approach towards client service. Tailored solutions, comprehensive services, exceptional customer care, knowledgeable professionals, community engagement, innovative solutions, and transparent practices form the bedrock of Prestige's ethos. It's not just about providing a service; it's about being a trusted partner on each client's financial journey.

Beyond the realm of business, Tunisia Offray's impact extends far into the community. Her initiatives, such as the Shepherd's Door Domestic Violence Resource Center and Women, Wealth, Warriors, reflect a deep commitment to empowering women and fostering financial literacy. Tunisia's accolades and recognitions underscore her dedication to uplifting those around her and inspiring future generations.

As Prestige Insurance looks to the future, the focus remains on offering accessible and tailored financial solutions to meet diverse needs and budgets. With a belief that insurance should not be a daunting task, Tunisia and her team stand ready to guide clients towards peace of mind and financial security.

For those seeking a partner in safeguarding their dreams and empowering their financial future, Prestige Insurance and Financial Services Group stands as a beacon of trust and excellence.

Contact Tunisia Offray and her team at Prestige Insurance:

Social Media: @prestigeinsurancepasadena on Instagram, @prestigeinsuranceandfinancialservices on Facebook, @tunisiaoffray on LinkedIn.

Honoring Female Trailblazers: Pasadena Heritage Spotlights Women in Landscape Architecture

W - warmhearted O - optimistic M- magisterial E - elegant N - natural // shila rawani

Pasadena Heritage is hosting an event series titled Preservation Pasadena Part I – Breaking Ground: The Legacy of Women in Landscape Architecture to commemorate Women's History Month.

The series will showcase the significant contributions of female landscape architects like Katherine Bashford, Beatrix Farrand, Ruth Shellhorn, Florence Yoch, and Lucile Council.

Events include a wine tasting, a lecture and garden tour, and a presentation by the California Garden & Landscape History Society.

This initiative by Pasadena Heritage is part of a broader effort to preserve and highlight the city's cultural and architectural heritage, particularly recognizing the impact of women in landscape architecture.

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