Pasadena officer will stand tall in new job

first_imgPASADENA – After a career that started with people telling him he may not advance because he was too short and soft-spoken, Cmdr. Rod Uyeda left Pasadena on Friday to become chief of the Manhattan Beach Police Department. “I never said I wanted to be a chief of police,” Uyeda said. “I never focused on it or was driven to do that. But at this point in my life I’m very excited to be given the opportunity.”Uyeda, 49, has been with the Pasadena Police Department for almost 30 years. When he was younger, studying at UCLA, he said he never considered entering law enforcement because, at 5 feet 6 inches, he was too short. Law enforcement agencies once required applicants to be at least 5 feet 8 inches tall. The restrictions were eliminated and Uyeda came to Pasadena. But he was one of the short ones, so people would nicely say that his career might not go far, he said.In Pasadena, Uyeda has been known for being well-organized, disciplined and committed to the profession, said Chief Bernard Melekian.“He cares about his people and he knows how to take operational theory and make it a reality,” Melekian said. Manhattan Beach has about 33,000 residents and one of the lowest crime levels in the state, Uyeda said. Traffic is the primary issue for the police, he said. Uyeda said he is proud of how diverse the Pasadena Police Department has become in the past 30 years. It was primarily white males when he came, but now is one of the most diverse in the state in terms of gender, race and sexual orientation, he said. Also, Uyeda said he is pleased to see how crime has dropped in Pasadena during his tenure. It was once routine to have 20 or 30 homicides a year, he said. Now the number is between four and six annually. Lt. Paul Gales will replace Uyeda as the new commander of the Special Operations Division. marshall.allen@sgvn.com(626) 578-6300, Ext. 4461 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

The Essential Guide to Finding Deals on Video Production Gear

first_imgWhether you’re camera shopping, building out a light kit, or optimizing your workspace, these three sites are essential to the hunt.Saving money on cameras and production equipment is more of a way of life than a collection of tricks. You already know this if you rent expensive lenses, schedule shoots back-to-back, and depend on available equipment to borrow. When the time comes to level up gear-wise, price tags can be daunting.It’s easy to focus on the most expensive pieces of your setup. Even breaks on accessories can add up, though. No matter how much money you’ve blown on impulse buys — and replacing lost items — it’s not too late to start being shrewd. Whether you’re camera shopping, building a light kit, or optimizing your workspace, these three sites are essential to the perpetual hunt. Save your future self time and money by signing up for each outlet’s newsletter and notifications.Wirecutter DealsImage via Wirecutter.What it is: Wirecutter is a clean, clear site for getting sensible street prices for electronics and camera equipment. It’s the Expedia of sales, but with thoughtful reviews. A team of professionals employed by The New York Times Company inspects prices across popular retailers, sharing both subtle and notable drops on specific items.Why it’s useful: Helpful context written by humans accompanies each tip, helping searchers make informed decisions and navigate previous Wirecutter posts about products they never knew they wanted. A quest for constantly low prices defines the site. Wirecutter is easy to use, and it also offers deals on goods other than electronics, helping users save across the board.Good for: Lifehackers looking to streamline setups and workflows. Ace gift-givers. Anyone who values a three-dollar price drop on a phone screen protector as much as a $200 break on a new camera — on principle.Sample finds: The Epson Home Cinema 5040UB 4K projector for $2,000 (reg. $2,300); a Panasonic Lumix G85 for $700 (reg. $800).B&H Deal ZoneImage via B&H.What it is: The popular camera and accessories retailer offers significant specials on a wide range of gear in one place.Why it’s useful: Free expedited shipping for many zip codes. Best deals are time-limited, with countdowns on the main page.Good for: Top-tier cinematographers and photographers, production companies, appreciators of exquisite camera bags and storage. B&H regulars who often search for specific items on the site and forget about this trove of savings.Sample finds: $450 off a SmallHD 502 Bright On-Camera monitor (sale price $849); $120 off a DJI Mavic Pro drone (deal price $779).Adorama DealsImage via Adorama.What it is: An all-purpose wonderland of sales and trades on computers, cameras, musical instruments, printers, pro audio equipment, and more.Why it’s useful: It features used, refurbished, open-box, and overstocked items. Ease of search by brand, product category, price range, recent releases, and rating; financing available on select brands — even for some used items. Discounts offered for students and educators.Good for: Sellers and buyers. Compulsive fixers. Film photographers. Camera mechanics.Sample finds: Overstocked Sigma 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 II DG HSM AF Super Wide-Angle for Nikon AF for $949 (reg. $1,400); Used Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera in expressed great condition for $559.Cover image via DJI.Looking for more on film and video production gear? Check out these articles.The 6 Best Filmmaking Cameras Under $1,000Gear Roundup: Finding the Best SD Cards for Your CameraThe New ARRI ALEXA Mini LF – Large Format, Little CameraHands-on Review: Is Syrp’s Genie the Lone Filmmaker’s Ultimate Tool?Gear Roundup: The Top Three Audio Recorders Under $300last_img read more

Macro Management and Micro Management – Episode 33

first_imgMuch of the time what people perceive to be micro-management is really macro-management. Their manager is trying to produce the big, important outcomes, but because those outcomes aren’t being achieved, they have to ask about activity.last_img

Govt. soft on the Sanstha: Damodar Mauzo

first_imgSahitya Akademi Award-winning writer Damodar Mauzo, who has been provided police security recently following threats to his life, said on Wednesday that the Goa government had gone soft on Sanatan Sanstha, a right-wing Hindu outfit.“Why has this happened today? When in 2009 the bomb blast happened, the State government went soft on the accused. If the government had remained firm, this would not have come to pass,” he said at a solidarity meeting convened in the city to condemn the death threat to the writer. The meeting — called by the Goa unit of Dakshinayan Abhiyan, a national-level movement of progressive writers and rationalists, and prominent Goan writers like Datta Naik, Vishram Gupte, Pundalik Naik, and N. Shivadas, among others — demanded that the State government should ban Sanatan Sanstha.Two sadhaks of Sanatan Sanstha died while ferrying an improvised explosive device (IED) bomb towards a crowded Diwali function in 2009. The Sanstha has, however, maintained that it did not have any role in the bomb blast. Eight of their members were accused, but six were subsequently acquitted. A Congress-led coalition government was in power at the time. Meanwhile, Sanatan Sanstha, in a press release said that the campaign of the ‘Dakshinayan’ meeting was a clear-cut show of anti-Hindu attitude.In a press release, Mr. Chetan Rajhans, spokesman of Sanatan Sanstha said, “Those who are putting allegations of Madgaon bomb explosion on Sanatan Sanstha seem to have no trust in the judiciary or the constitution. During Congress rule, six seekers of Sanatan Sanstha were proved innocent and were acquitted by the court from the case.” Mr. Rajhans further said that there was not a single case registered against Sanstha and it has not been proved guilty in any of the cases.At the meeting, Mr. Mauzo also said that in the name of evicting Rohingyas from Assam, the national register of citizens was being used to de-list native Indians. “Do you know what is happening in Assam? In the name of evicting Rohingyas they have prepared a National Register of Citizens. Please go and see whose names have come on it. Please understand the agenda behind it and the thought behind it is betrayal of society,” Mr. Mauzo said, calling the controversial national register of citizens an “unconstitutional move.”last_img read more