CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday A man accused of robbery and assault for allegedly holding up a Pasadena Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles, fleeing with only food, last month after being denied service for not wearing a face mask pleaded not guilty to criminal charges on Thursday, officials said.Steve Carlos Williams, 43, of Duarte pleaded not guilty to two counts of robbery, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a gun, according to Los Angeles County Superior Court officials and records. A preliminary hearing was set for April 22 in the Pasadena branch of Los Angeles County Superior Court.The charges stem from a bizarre robbery police said unfolded about 5:40 p.m. on Feb.3 at the eatery at 830 N. Lake Ave.After arguing with an employee over his lack of a face covering, Williams pulled a handgun, threatened two employees and stole several bags of food, Pasadena police officials said at the time. No money was taken.The suspect remained at large until Feb. 23, when he was arrested in Irwindale in connection with an unrelated incident in which he’s accused of pulling a gun on two homicide detectives.The detectives were investigating the stabbing death of a woman that had occurred three days prior in a riverbed near the 2800 block of East Huntington Drive in Irwindale, according to Lt. Barry Hall of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau.The detectives encountered Williams at the scene, he said. The suspect, who was believed to be high on PCP, pointed a gun at them and engaged the investigators in a brief standoff before being taken into custody. He was booked on suspicion of attempted murder. A motive for the alleged attack on the detectives was not clear.While in custody for the Irwindale incident, investigators in Pasadena identified Williams as the suspect in the heist at Roscoe’s, officials said.Williams already had a long criminal history in the area, according to L.A. County Superior Court records.Convictions include drug possession in 2019, 2018, twice in 2014, 2013 and 2012, records show.Previous convictions also include resisting or obstructing police in 2017, giving false ID to police in 2016, auto theft in 2014, burglary in 2008 as well as grand theft, possession of drugs for sales and possession of an illegal weapon in 2003.According to county booking records, Williams was being held without bail pending legal proceedings.Anyone with information was urged to contact the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4501. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.Related:Suspect In Custody For Armed Robbery of Chicken and Waffles at Pasadena RestaurantMan Robs Pasadena Restaurant of Chicken and Waffles at Gunpoint After Argument Over Face Mask Public Safety Suspect in Armed Robbery of Food from Pasadena Roscoe’s Following Argument Over Mask Denies Charges By BRIAN DAY Published on Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 12:20 pm 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. Subscribe Community News Make a comment Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website HerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty 29 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News More Cool Stuff
By Gene CherrySACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) – A world-class group of jumpers, shot putters and women’s hurdlers should have American athletes heading to the podium often at August’s world championships in London.Double Olympic triple jump champion Christian Taylor and fellow Rio gold medallists Ryan Crouser, Dalilah Muhammad and Tianna Bartoletta, plus hurdles world record holder Keni Harrison and Aries Merritt, all qualified at the cutthroat U.S. championships that concluded on Sunday.“It looks entirely possible that Team USA could match its impressive Rio (Olympic) tally in August,” international athletics expert Mel Watman told Reuters.The Americans won 13 gold medals in Rio after underperforming at the last world championships in Beijing two years ago with just six.One-two punches in the triple jump, men’s and women’s shot put, women’s long jump and women’s 400 metres hurdles plus strong showings in the relays could all produce gold for the U.S. in London, Watman said.But the Americans, who love their sprints, will likely face major roadblocks in the men’s events even though they have the year’s fastest at 100 metres (Christian Coleman, 9.82 seconds) and 400 (Fred Kerley, 43.70).World record holders Usain Bolt, who is retiring after the London 100, and Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa in the 400 will be the fans’ favourites.Olympic silver medallist Justin Gatlin, winner of the U.S. 100 over Coleman, also should be a contender in the London race as he faces Bolt for the last time.Rio medallist Tori Bowie highlights the U.S. women’s sprints, but must again face Jamaican double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson in the 100.The U.S. should gain medals in many of the same events where they made the podium in Rio, with 22 of the 29 individual medallists qualifying for London.Defending triple jump champion Taylor and Olympic silver medallist Will Claye again rank 1 and 2 in the world with Crouser and Olympic runner-up Joe Kovacs sharing similar honours in the men’s shot put.Taylor is approaching Jonathan Edwards’ triple jump world record, and Crouser delivered the longest shot put in 14 years at 22.65 metres on Sunday.Bartoletta and Olympic silver medallist Brittney Reese, who has the top jump in the world this season, will be tough to defeat in the women’s long jump with Raven Saunders and Danie Bunch the best two women’s shot putters of 2017. They will be joined by Olympic gold medallist Michelle Carter.No event was more impressive in Sacramento than the women’s 400 metres hurdles, though, with Olympic gold medallist Muhammad leading three women under 53 seconds for the first time ever in the same race.All three could claim medals in London.Watman, the co-editor of Athletics International, also was impressed by Olympic bronze medallist Sam Kendricks, who provided the first six metres pole vault of the outdoor season and the U.S. 4×400 metres relay’s chances.“In Sacramento four men ran 44.50 or quicker in the 400m final didn’t include vastly experienced LaShawn Merritt who has a wild card,” he said.Rio Olympic pole vault silver medallist Sandi Morris also could be in the mix for medals, Watman saidWorld 400 metres champion Allyson Felix also is moving into contention after working on her speed in the 100 and 200 at Sacramento.Gold medallists Matthew Centrowitz (1,500m) and Kerron Clement (400m hurdles) also qualified.
Sometimes, the Lakers try to make the extra pass and it ends up intercepted or sailing out of bounds.“Those are the ones we’re willing to live with,” Walton said. “But it’s the careless ones, the catch-on-top-of-the-floor-and-take-three-steps-before-you-dribble-the-ball turnovers that we’ve got to try to get rid of.”The matchup between the Lakers and 76ers will feature the league’s two most prolific teams in terms of turnovers. While the Lakers rank at the bottom, the Sixers check in at 29th with 17.4 giveaways per game.BALL AND PAINBall has described the sleeve he likes to wear on his leg as his “swag pad.” On Tuesday, he was sporting sleeves on both legs for the more practical purpose of marginalizing the tightness he has felt in both calves in recent days.“They’re getting there,” Ball said. “Still a little tight but we are still working on them. … Just tight and (the) knots aren’t coming out.”Ball endured one of his worst games in Sunday’s 23-point loss to the Rockets, finishing with just two points and missing all four of his shots from the field while committing three turnovers in 22 minutes.He wasn’t about to pin that performance on his leg pain.“I don’t think it had too much to do with it,” Ball said. “Just went out there and had a bad game. Shake it off and come back (better) next time.” EL SEGUNDO — Two days removed from when his team last committed a turnover, Luke Walton continued to harp on what he perceives to be the Lakers’ biggest issue in this, their season of giving … the ball away.“If I had the magic wand,” Walton said, “that’d be the one thing I would fix that would give us the best chance of getting a win.”The Lakers are averaging a league-worst 17.5 turnovers per game and have committed 21 in each of their last two games, losses to the Houston Rockets and the Denver Nuggets. They have now lost five in a row and face another daunting December, with a four-game trip to the Eastern Conference that begins Thursday in Philadelphia.As Walton said, he is no master of the dark arts. So when the Lakers convened to practice Tuesday, he had to dial up a more old-school solution to their turnover curse. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersEvery turnover during a scrimmage led to additional running.On Tuesday, the penalty seemed to work.“We definitely cut down on them,” rookie point guard Lonzo Ball said. “We didn’t want to run. Got to translate that to the game, and we will be all right.”Have the Lakers turned over a new leaf? So far, that’s the only thing they have not turned over.Walton understands that there will be turnovers. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error