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 Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Literary Arts The Allendale Branch Library Presents The Disneyland Story Discussion and Book signing with Author Sam Gennawey From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, June 26, 2014 | 12:12 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sweet Things Every Guy Wants To Hear From The Woman He LovesHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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 Stuff Subscribe 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News The Allendale Branch Library presents “The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream,” discussion and book signing with author Sam Gennawey on Saturday, July 12, 2014, 2:00 p.m.A historian and urban planner with a not-unhealthy obsession for theme parks, Sam Gennawey will discuss and sign copies of The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream (2014, Keen Communications), a scrupulously researched chronology of the activities and events involved in the creation and operation of the so-called Happiest Place on Earth. Gennawey’s comprehensive and entertaining book nurtured, and grew into a source of joy and inspiration for generations of visitors, and it is layered with important context, including key personalities, and contemporary historical and cultural issues. “A trip to Disneyland would become a rite of passage for many Americans,” writes Gennawey, and he describes how the theme park’s success is rooted in its ability to constantly reinvent itself while staying true to Walt Disney’s founding principles.A senior associate at the Pasadena urban planning firm of Katherine Padilla & Associates, Sam Gennawey is the author of Walt and the Promise of Progress City (2011), a columnist of the popular MiceChat Web Site, and a featured speaker on them park history and design at many venues including the Walt Disney Family Museum, the American Planning Association, the California Preservation Foundation, and the California League of Cities. The discussion will be moderated by Allendale Branch Librarian Veronica Fuentes. Books will be available for purchase for $19.00 per copy.The Allendale Branch Library is located at 1130 S. Marengo Avenue, in Pasadena.For more information, contact (626) 744-7260 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net. Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
By Dialogo December 07, 2010 The United States is supplying intelligence and crucial training to elite units of Mexican marines who are engaged in an operation against drug cartels, The Washington Post reported. Citing unnamed diplomats and law enforcement officials, the newspaper said the effort includes more information-sharing and training than previously known. A wave of suspected drug-related violence has left more than 28,000 dead across Mexico since 2006, according to official figures. More than 2,700 people have been killed this year alone in Ciudad Juarez, a city of some 1.3 million. More than 50 killings in the border city in the past two years were of US citizens. The US assistance has enabled the Mexican marines to carry out the kind of rapid-strike operations undertaken by US forces against Taliban leaders in Afghanistan, the report said. Based in the US embassy in Mexico City and in consulates along the US-Mexican border, for example in Matamoros, agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration deliver “intelligence packages” about the location of drug bosses to the Mexican marines, The Post said. The marines then go into action, sometimes capturing, sometimes killing their targets in spectacular urban firefights often within hours, the paper noted. Mexican officials deny that the US military is training Mexican marines, and the Pentagon declines to discuss the training, The Post said. But US officials and recently leaked diplomatic cables confirm that the US military is conducting urban-combat and counterinsurgency instruction in Mexico and the United States, the report pointed out.