Lovable Cynic Alonzo Bodden Returns

first_img Alonzo BoddenHugely popular comedian Alonzo Bodden makes his much anticipated return to The Ice House on October 7. James P. Connolly (Make Me Laugh, Comics Unleashed), Kate Oakley, and Ryan Dalton (Comedy Central, Sullivan and Son) will join him.Alonzo Bodden’s material is “cynically good natured.” Well, the older he gets, the less good natured it’s gonna be. “‘What can I say? The stupid out there is wearing the man down.”Bodden, who won Season 3 on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, is a regular on NPR’s “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” and “Comedy Congress,” as well as being a panelist on the Game Show Network’s Mind of a Man.In 2011, he starred in the comedy special “Who’s Paying Attention” on Showtime, released a DVD, and hosts a podcast of the same name. That same year, he was a panelist on the syndicated show Inside the Vault, and voiced the character of Thunderon in the Power Rangers Movie.Bodden has also hosted Speed Channel’s 101 Cars You Must Drive and America’s Worst Driver on Travel Channel. Alonzo’s first big comedy break came when he was on the “New Faces of Comedy” showcase at industry festival, Just For Laughs in Montreal.Alonzo has made the rounds on the late night television circuit including appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, and The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show. His film credits include Scary Movie 4, The Girl Next Door, and Bringing Down the House starring Steve Martin and Queen Latifah.Alonzo has traveled around the world entertaining USO troops from Iraq to Greenland. He currently co-hosts “The Ride” on KPCC, a weekly series on modern mobility.Alonzo Bodden will headline two (2) shows on October 7. The complete show schedule for September 29 through October 9 is listed below:Thu. 09/29 – $10 Thursday All-Stars with Orlando Leyba and more – 8 p.m.; $10Fri. 09/30 – Friday Funnies with Bil Dwyer and more – 8 & 10 p.m.: $17.50Sat. 10/1 – WellRED Comedy Tour (Special Event) – 8 & 10p.m.; $25Sun. 10/2 – Ice House 56th Anniversary Show (Special Event) – 7p.m.; $25/$50/$75Mon. 10/3 – ClosedTues. 10/4 – ClosedWed. 10/5 -Full Throttle comedy with Michael Quu and more – 8 p.m.; $15Thu. 10/6 – $10 Thursday All-Stars with Stephanie Blum and more – 8 p.m.; $10Fri. 10/7 – Alonzo Bodden featuring James P. Connolly, Kate Oakley and Ryan Dalton – 8 & 10 p.m.; $20Sat. 10/8 – Call for Details – 8 p.m. / Ralph Figueroa and Friends – 10 p.m.Sun. 10/9 – Fritz Coleman Speaks to a Generation Benefitting cancer support community Pasadena (Special Event) – 7 p.m.; $15For more information about Alonzo Bodden, please visit www.alonzobodden.com.There is a two-drink minimum and patrons must be at least 18 to attend. The Ice House is located at 24 N. Mentor Ave. in Pasadena. For more info or to purchase tickets, call (626) 577-1894 or visit www.icehousecomedy.com. Community News 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. 111 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Community News More Cool Stuff Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Nightlife Lovable Cynic Alonzo Bodden Returns Friday, October 7 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 3:51 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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 Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

House Votes to Drastically Change CFPB

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News, Secondary Market June 8, 2017 2,094 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Dodd-Frank Act Financial CHOICE ACT 2017-06-08 Brianna Gilpin Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed a landmark bill–233 to 186–that, in its current form would dramatically change the future of financial regulation. The Financial CHOICE Act, originally introduced by Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), Chairman of the House Financial Service Committee, on April 26, 2017, significantly amends the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.In mid-April, Republicans introduced the bill, arguing that Dodd-Frank and the subsequent regulation that ensued harms economic growth and ultimately, the American consumer. According to the proposal, Dodd-Frank’s particular brand of regulatory complexity and government micromanagement made basic financial services less accessible to small businesses and lower-income Americans.The CHOICE Act is the Republican response to reforms put in place after the 2008 economic collapse. Critics of Dodd-Frank have long argued that the law is too restrictive for financial institutions, driving up the cost of compliance, a cost that is ultimately born by the public. Republicans insist that the CHOICE Act offers financial institutions of all sizes a “Dodd-Frank off-ramp,” which, is an avenue to freedom from an overly burdensome and highly intrusive regulatory regime in exchange for the institutions maintaining significantly larger capital reserves than currently required.”Yes, there are a couple of particular things where we could tighten it up, but the assault on the major set of plans is greatly mistaken,” former Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., said recently on Squawk Box Asia. “Any comprehensive legislation needs some changes. If the Republicans hadn’t taken over the House in 2011, with an avowed purpose to get rid of the whole thing, we would have made the changes.”The CHOICE Act purports to achieve three major policy goals:Convert the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) into a consumer law enforcement agency subjecting it to the congressional appropriations process;Eliminate CFPB’s supervisory authority over financial institutions and limit its power to take action against entities;Remove “Too Big to Fail,” or the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s authority to designate non-bank financial institutions and financial market utilities as “systematically important”The bill’s sponsors say the intent of the bill is to create hope and opportunity for investors, consumers, and entrepreneurs by holding Washington and Wall Street accountable, eliminating red tape to increase access to capital and credit.“Supporters of Dodd-Frank promised it would lift the economy, end bailouts, and protect consumers,” Hensarling said in April. “Yet Americans have suffered through the worst recovery in 70 years, Dodd-Frank guarantees future bailouts for Wall Street, and consumers are paying more and have fewer choices. Dodd-Frank failed to keep its promises to the American people, but we will work with President Trump to follow through on his promise to dismantle Dodd-Frank. That’s not what Wall Street wants, but it is what hardworking Americans need to have a healthier economy with more opportunities so they can achieve financial independence.”Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, quipped that she calls the act the “Wrong Choice Act” because it would be extremely harmful for hardworking Americans across the country.“Let’s first talk about why we passed Wall Street reform and created the Consumer Bureau in the first place,” Waters said. “Remember the financial crisis? At the core of it, there was an epidemic of irresponsible and malfeasant behavior by financial institutions. Under-regulated predatory lenders peddled and pushed toxic subprime loans to unsuspecting borrowers. Then Wall Street packaged those loans into securities, paid credit rating agencies to rate them AAA, and made bets that they would fail. When they imploded, it sent the economy tumbling into the Great Recession.”Waters went on to say the Democrats took action to ensure that this sort of abusive behavior could never happen again by passing Dodd-Frank and creating the CFPB and the passage of the CHOICE Act would lead the country down the road to another financial crisis.“Although financial services reform was necessary in the wake of the crisis, the passage of Dodd-Frank represented an overcorrection that ushered in an overly burdensome and unnecessarily complicated regulatory scheme for the mortgage industry,” said Five Star Institute President & CEO Ed Delgado. “Now nearly a decade later, the industry has partnered with government stakeholders and adapted to the new climate at great cost. I urge congress to be mindful of the business reality and enact any common sense financial reform in an incremental fashion to ensure continuity for the American Consumer.” Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Brianna Gilpin Share Save Tagged with: Dodd-Frank Act Financial CHOICE ACTcenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Secretary Carson Defends HUD Budget Proposal Before Housing Subcommittee Next: JPMorgan Chase to Undergo Leadership Changes The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / House Votes to Drastically Change CFPB The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago House Votes to Drastically Change CFPB Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] last_img read more

NBBF thanks President Buhari, Minister for World Cup exploit

first_imgRelatedPosts Nigeria dying under Buhari’s jackboot, by Tunde Odesola Edo poll: APC supporters commend Buhari for providing level playing field Buhari holds closed-door meeting with Ghana’s President The Nigeria Basketball Federation has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, after the D’Tigers booked a place in the 2020 Olympic Games. Speaking immediately after their victory against China at the 2019 FIBA World Cup, the NBBF President, Engr. Musa Kida, said putting up a good show would not have been possible without the fatherly roles of President Buhari and the Minister. Kida revealed that Federal Government through the Minister called minutes before the win or burst game to encourage the team as well as brace them up for the challenge ahead. “The Minister called before the game and he actually gave a message for the team which I conveyed to them. His called before the game which gave the boys enough motivation stepping onto the court with 200 million Nigerians behind them,” Kida revealed. Commending Buhari and Dare, Kida said “The Honorable Minister called back after the match, spoke to them and thanked them on behalf of 200 million Nigerians and the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari.” Kida specifically highlighted government’s financial backing which made the 2019 World Cup campaign easier for the federation. He said the gesture has shown the new policy direction of the Federal Government through the Ministry of Sports to recognise excellence. “We are sincerely thanking them for their prompt financial intervention during the hours of our dire needs. Without the financial support, maybe it would have been impossible to talk about coming to the World Cup or qualifying for the Olympics.” The NBBF President said that basketball has come to stay, while the federation will leave no stone unturned to continue putting smiles on the faces of Nigeria. Kida added: “I am not surprised that our boys went out with the Nigerian spirit, fought very hard, played hard, defended very hard and they won. Basketball in Nigeria has come to stay and we are out to shock everybody.”Tags: 2019 FIBA World Cup2020 Olympic GamesD’TigersMuhammadu BuhariMusa KidaNBBFSunday Darelast_img read more

Wellington American Legion team is hot at the right time

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The American Legion Post 90 baseball team has been busy the first two weekends in July.  During the July 4th holiday weekend, the team played in the prestigious 54th Annual Glen Winget Memorial Tournament in Bartlesville, Okla.  This tournament features some of the best Legion teams in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas.Wellington American Legion Post 90 Baseball team.The team went 2-2 on the weekend, In pool play, Wellington lost their opener on July 4th to the host, Bartlesville Indians by a score of 8-0.  They bounced back by beating the Lawerence Cactus, 14-6, and beat the Bartlesville Braves 9-4.With a pool record of 2-1, they were not one of the top four teams based upon tie breaker criteria.  On Sunday, July 7th, they played in the 5-6 place game losing to the Bartlesville Indians in a rematch by a score of 12-4.  The sixth place finish is the best finish for the Wellington team in years at this tournament.They returned to Kansas, to play a double header against Clearwater on Monday, July 8th.  They swept the Clearwater team 17-3 and 16-1. They capped off their six games in five days with a record of 4-2.Post 90 began play in the Wheat Festival Tournament on July 12.  In their opener, they faced off against the Andover Jaguars Jr. Legion team coached by Wellington native, Grant Bacon.  The Wellington Post 90 team won 15-0.In their second game on Saturday July 13th, Post 90 played the KC Sticks from the KCK RBI organization.  This organization is by Wellington native Cle Ross.  The Wellington team won that game 12-2.Wellington Post 90 seeded into bracket play which began Saturday afternoon.  Their first opponent was CEC Legion team out of Sedan.  They defeated CEC by a score of 11-4.The remainder of the Wheat Festival Tournament was rained out.  The Wellington American Legion Post 90 team begins Zone play at Sellers Park on July 21st, but a schedule and seedings have not been determined yet.  The zone is the equivalent of district play for those familiar with Babe Ruth baseball.  Their State tournament, if they qualify will begin the following week in Pratt.  They are peaking at the right time.Players on the team are Houston Sober, Ben DeJarnett, Jerrod Huck, Jaden Hines, Trevor Nance, Connor Burden, Parker Daugherty, Adam Condit, Colin Reichenberger, Austin Dunn, Andrew Horn, and Peyton Baker.  The team is coached by first year manager, Todd Whaley and assistants, John Huck and Shawn DeJarnett.last_img read more

Olympia Community Rallies to Support Service Workers with a Virtual Tip…

first_imgFacebook135Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Virtual Tip JarThe amount of support in our community has been something truly remarkable to see. Watching community members reach out to those in need is humanizing and brings meaning to this period of time. Many of us have wondered how we can be of service to those who have served us so diligently in the past. There are many who have truly been of service to us for years: those who have lovingly prepared meals, packed grocery bags, poured drinks, created hopeful art, made the perfect lattes and offered a helping hand to us in millions of other ways as well.Virtual tip jars are something you may have seen pop up online recently. They are fast becoming ways to donate to individuals who can’t work or are in need. These tend to be the same individuals we would already be tipping generously for their service if we could just sit in their establishment. Tip jars become a necessary branch to get those individuals through this time when we can’t be there in person to tip, though many of us still want to. Some of these sites are national and some of us may feel overwhelmed if there are too many places to extend our support. Olympia Virtual Tip Jar is trying to condense the needs of many into one place and connect it with the hope of many others to keep supporting. This is a hyperlocal Olympia based tip jar service with the goal of reaching as many individuals who find themselves in need including those in the service community and small business owners. Right now, we are collecting information to create a database full of local businesses, artists, servers, baristas and “non-essential” workers who need support. This Olympia based database will be able to continue even as workers return to their workplace, because, to paraphrase Governor Jay Inslee: The effects of this will be long lasting even after we are able to be together again. Right now you can add your information, such as your Paypal, Venmo or Gofundme, to the database if you are a displaced Olympia worker here. Please share this link with any and all all service industry folks, artists, gig workers, small business owners and any workers that were impacted by the recent pandemic who deserve a little support – encouraging them to add their info to the list. Tips have already been flowing to deserving community members and we are already feeling the love!As for those of you looking for a away to support… click here to tip, donate and support those who have served others for so long. Just pick a name from the list and send them the tip you would normally provide during your regular night out via the link to the payment method provided! Thank you for continuing to show love and support! We love you Olympia! Join and stay tuned to our  Tip Jar Facebook group for more information and upcoming virtual fundraisers.last_img read more

Celebrate Parks and Rec Month in Monmouth County

first_imgSummer camps resume July 6 with modifications. Most will be outdoors and there will be fewer programs than in typical years, said Livingstone. However, many are running as scheduled. Face coverings will be recommended for outdoor camps and required for indoor camps. According to Patti Conroy, superintendent of recreation, registration for summer programs began June 3 and generated about $94,000 in revenue by the Monday, June 8 Monmouth County Board of Recreation Commissioners meeting. While the MCPS encourages Monmouth County residents to take advantage of its offerings this summer, it advises that anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 not use the parks or trails. It asks that visitors share the trails and warn others nearby when passing. There may be limited access to public restrooms and water fountains. Social distancing should be maintained with at least 6 feet from others at all times. Group gatherings should be avoided, it warned. While some activities are prohibited during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there’s still plenty to do through the Monmouth County Park System (MCPS). Middletown resident Christopher Porter told The Two River Times that he has golfed six times in the past week and a half, including at the Shark River Golf Course in Neptune. He said the experience has not been very different compared to other years, aside from the face coverings. “You just need to wear a mask if you want to go inside the pro shop or clubhouse,” he said.  Additionally, beaches at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park in Long Branch are also subject to periodic closures, according to the MCPS, if there are too many visitors.  Beaches and golf courses reopened in May and June per Gov. Phil Murphy’s orders. However, there have been limitations to comply with social distancing. Sandy Hook is following the state’s lead and has been operating at 50 percent capacity to enforce proper social distancing regulations for beachgoers. Before the pandemic, the national park would typically operate with a capacity of nearly 4,500, according to Daphne Yun, National Park Service spokesperson. MONMOUTH COUNTY – July is national Parks and Recreation Month, and with the summer heat kicking in, it could be a good time to go outdoors and have some fun while remaining socially distant and wearing face coverings as recommended by the CDC. “We have a lot open for people to enjoy in the parks,” said Karen Livingstone, public information officer with the MCPS. “There’s a lot where people can still come out and enjoy. Our attendance has been up throughout the park system.”center_img That includes basketball courts, boat ramps, fitness trails, skating rinks, marinas, off-leash dog areas, pickleball and tennis courts, picnic pavilions and more. But the most popular sites during the pandemic have been quintessential summer spots – beaches and golf courses, said Livingstone. Fishing areas and piers are also open, and the MCPS has even hosted two recent fishing derbies at the Manasquan Reservoir and Turkey Swamp Park in Freehold Township. Both derbies were attended by 100 participants, said Livingstone, and were successful. Social distancing regulations were still in place. July is national Parks and Recreation month, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate in the Two River area. The Monmouth County Park System’s parks, golf courses, programs and more are open for all to enjoy – with social distancing guidelines in place. Courtesy MCPS Staying safe in the parks is important, the MCPS posted on its website. “Social distancing is the practice of reducing close contact between people to slow the spread of infections or diseases.” With few rainy days so far this summer, Livingstone said golf courses have also been busy this year. Tee time reservations are available one week in advance, with walk-on times generally available. Single-occupancy golf cart options are available during the pandemic and may result in limited cart availability throughout the day, according to MCPS. However, immediate family members, caretakers, household members and romantic partners can share a cart. Face coverings are required for entry into the golf centers. The article originally appeared in the July 2 – 8, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Reel Adventures Fishing Report

first_imgReel Adventures Fishing Charters Fishing ReportBy Kerry ReedKootenay Lake: It’s happening. This is my favorite time of the year for fishing Kootenay Lake.The water temperature has finally dropped to that perfect number and yes, the fish are feeding well.  At the beginning of October, the fish were scattered throughout the water column, but now they seem to have all reached the surface.Rainbow trout up to 27 pounds are being caught lately, with lots of fish in the 20-pound range.In fact, we had three fish over 20 pounds in our boat in a matter of a week.  It’s been a long time since we’ve seen these big fish, but now it was worth the wait.  Also there is a fair number of Bull trout being caught lately in the 15-pound range. We’ve been catching lots of fish between five to 15 pounds.  It seems that there is definitely a distinct feeding time for these fish each day.  A lot of times we’ve had one fish on, and another fish hits the other rods. So, it makes for an exciting time. Here’s an example of some of the excitement:  Recently I was out with a group of four people.  Once we got the lines in the water, it was only a matter of minutes.  “Fish on, ” I yelled.  As the line was screaming out, we all stood back and enjoyed the fight.  After about three minutes of fighting this brute, the fish spit the hook.  Good start anyways.  Another couple minutes pass and a second rod starts screaming out.  Another big fish on,  While we were fighting that fish, I slowed the boat down a little.  Just as the boat slowed, the third rod starts screaming.  A true “Double Header.”We managed to land the second fish and get a quick photo before releasing it, just in time to net the third fish and get a photo and release it. Both Rainbows were well over 10 pounds, as well as the first one that we lost.  Such a great start to the day. About 10 minutes go by and guess what…another screamer!!  We fought that fish for about five minutes and then the hook came free.  We caught two more smaller fish before noon, then an afternoon lull in the action.  It was nice to actually have a break.  We had lunch on the boat and continued to fish. About three hours went by until the afternoon bite came on.  It was another big Rainbow to the boat and a couple smaller ones. What a great day on the water.  Just an example of what one day on the boat can bring. The best of the best Well, it’s different every day depending on the weather conditions and water conditions. On the calm days, we are using the usual Lyman Plugs on the surface or downrigger.  And on the windy days, we are using the usual Bucktail Flies on the surface.  Stick with the rule of thumb for colors.  On bright days use brighter colors and on the cloudy days, use darker colors.Black and white has been really good on the overcast days. Also managing to get both Rainbows and Bull Trout on the flasher/hoochie combo on the downriggers. All in all, October was a great month of fishing and November/December should only get better and better. Looking forward to more great fish as winter approaches. Tight lines…………………..last_img read more