EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Subscribe Business News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week McKinley School, a Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) campus that serves 1,000 students in grades TK-8, will celebrate the completion of the first phase of construction at a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. The school is located at 325 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena.I would like to thank the community of McKinley, the voters of PUSD and the City of Pasadena for partnering with us to build a school facility that reflects our commitment to excellence in education,” said PUSD Superintendent Brian McDonald. “The McKinley team is already building a learning experience for students that ensures that this school is an engaging and exciting place to learn.”The ceremony marks the completion of the first phase of construction at McKinley, which started in 2013, and consists of three buildings that house the middle school science laboratories, a gymnasium with locker rooms and a kitchen/lunch shelter. The new buildings enclose a playfield and hard-top court to create a protected inner courtyard for student play and gatherings. Sustainable features such as natural light and operable windows connected to the heating and air conditioning systems are incorporated throughout the design, blending modern technologies with the historic campus. A new faculty and visitor parking lot and student drop-off are located along El Molino Avenue.PUSD and the City of Pasadena entered into a joint use agreement for the new gymnasium, which will serve the needs of the school during the day, and the community when students are not using the facility. Recreational opportunities available for the broader community include youth and adult team sports, fitness classes and tournaments. As part of the agreement, the City contributed $1.25 million to the project. The remainder of the funds for the $16.3 million project came from Measure TT funds, a $350 million school bond initiative passed by area voters in 2008. More information on Measure TT can be found at www.measurett.org.Interim City Manager Steve Mermell recently commented, “The City of Pasadena and the school district have a long history of successful joint use projects. McKinley Gym exemplifies our continued commitment to partnership. The new gymnasium brings world class athletic amenities to the students of PUSD while also creating recreational spaces that promote better health outcomes for the community to enjoy.”McKinley School was constructed in 1922 and is listed on the City of Pasadena’s Architectural and Historic Register. The last significant structural upgrade to the campus occurred in 1937.McKinley School, 325 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, (626) 396-5630 or visit http://www.pusd.us/domain/25.Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), 351 S. Hudson Ave Pasadena, (626) 396-3600 or visit www.pusd.us. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Education Pasadena Unified Inaugurates New McKinley Gymanasium, Covered in Joint Use Deal with City Article and Photo courtesy of PUSD Published on Monday, May 16, 2016 | 7:29 pm Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
John Flavell, Mortgage Choice CEO, John Flavell, said a minor change saw borrowers shift back toward variable-rate home loans.The latest research by mortgage broker, Mortgage Choice, revealed borrowers have shifted back to variable-rate home loans.According to the company’s latest national home loan approval data, variable rate home loans accounted for 75.06 per cent of all mortgages written throughout June — up from 73.57 per cent the month prior.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoMortgage Choice CEO, John Flavell, said the move was prompted by lenders that tweaked down their variable principal-and-interest home loan rates.“While most lenders have only trimmed the interest charged on their variable principal-and-interest mortgages by five basis points or so, these rate adjustments have clearly been strong enough to encourage borrowers to opt for a variable rate mortgage rather than a fixed rate product,” Mr Flavell said.The numbers also showed fixed rate home loans were 24.94 per cent of all loans written in June — down from 26.43 per cent the month prior.“While down on the previous month, it is important to note that fixed-rate demand is still relatively high by long term standards,” Mr Falvell said.Looking ahead, Mr Flavell said it was “hard to judge” what would happen with fixed rate demand in the future.