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Bill may put youth camp plans on hold

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By Taylor W. Anderson The Bulletin

The reconstruction of the Colorado Dam, which is scheduled to begin next week, will limit access Plus: Climate poll — More people than ever think warming is human-caused, andthat it should be apriority. A3

to the Deschutes River, the Colorado Avenue footbridge and McKay Park for about a year. While Miller's Landing Park will remain open, adjacent trails will be closed and McKay Park will close for the duration of construction.

at the site of the former city

of Rajneeshpuram. Young Life, a nonde-

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Starting Oct. 1, McKay Park and the Colorado footbridge will be closed. Detours for trail and river users will be in place, and barriers will be installed to prevent access. • • • • River detour LEGEND • • • • Trail detour — B a rrier

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The Colorado Avenue footbridge will be closed. A detour will lead walkers, runners and bikers to the sidewalk and bike lane on the north side of the Colorado Avenue bridge and extend from the

By Frank Shyong Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — It's a

quandary faced by anyone who's been asked for money by a homeless person: Will my spare change stave off hunger or support an addiction?

Pasadena is testing an alternative to giving to the

panhandler. Fourteen repurposed parking meters across the city will collect change for nonprofits that serve the homeless. The meters,

painted bright orange and decorated with smiley faces and inspirational sayings, are supposed to raise awareness for the city's homeless programs.

west side of Shevlin Hixon Drive to Carlon Avenue and Industrial Way east of the river. Barriers

try the donation meters,

though Los Angeles has been talking about trying them downtown. Officials

don't expect to raise huge sums of money: The two meters currently in place

raised $270 over three weeks. "This is a clear alter-

native where people contributing know that all the money will go to effective services," said Pasadena Housing Director Bill Huang. But the meters are rooted in a more controversial

idea — that putting money directly into the hands of homeless people is not an effective way to help them. Some homeless advo-

rules that would allow for

no camp at all," said Craig Kilpatrick, a land use consultant for Young Life.

"We wouldnothave made an application if the rules today were passed." SeeCamp/A6

will be erected on the southwest edge of McKay Park to prevent access. Those riding the current of the De- from time to time denoted by flaggers. chutes River Trail through 2016. schutes, whether by inner tube or by kay- Meanwhile, the city is making changes Road, trail and feature dosures may ak, must portage with their watercraft to sewer infrastructure in the coming changedepending upon theneeds ofthe and proceed through a walking detour months that may require additional clo- project. "The only concerns would be wateron Shevlin Hixon Drive before putting in sures in the area. again 600 feet downstream. The takeout Preparationfor construction, sched- and weather-related events that could will remain in its current location. A new uledtobe underway Oct.1,began Monhappen on any construction project," beach will be built for the temporary

day with the removal of park features

said Schneider. If water needs to be

put-in, a process that is expected to take such as benches, water fountains, light releasedfrom Wickiup Reservoir, or about four weeks, according to Chelsea fixtures and the plaza sculpture of geese, there's a big freeze this winter, that could Schneider, a landscape architect for the said Schneider. delay construction, though some leeway Bend Park & Recreation District. Dam construction is expected to be is built into the schedule to account for Street access is expected to stay open, finished in about a year. Workwill con- delays, said Schneider. but there may be temporary closures tinue in McKay Park and along the DesSee Dam /A6

Pasadena is the first city

in Los Angeles County to

SALEM — A nonprofit's

proposed expansion of its youth camps may be in jeopardy as a state lands commission considers new rules governing the project

SYRIA AIRSTRIKES

Obama stretches hisown restrictions By Greg Miller and Karen Deyoung The Washington Post

WASHINGTON — After

spending nearly sixyears of his presidency installing a series of

ANALYSIS constraints on U.S.

was aimed mainly at amilitant group, the Islamic State, that is no longer among the al-Qaida "associates" envisioned bythe military authorization passed after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

The group is not even suspected of planning attacks against the United States.

counterterrorism operations, The unfolding U.S. air President Barack Obama has campaignhasemployed launched a broad military ofweapons — including dozens fensive against Islamist groups of 3,000-pound Tomahawk in Syria that stretches the missiles launched from U.S. limits of those legal and policy warships — that have flattened endosures. targets in ways destined to test The barrage ofairstrikes Obama's doctrine requiring

Related • More on the airstrikes,AS "near certainty" that no civil-

counterterrorismplaybook: a flurry of strikes against an al-Qaida cell said to be "nearing the execution stage" of

Successin free online classesif you finish By Nick Anderson The Washington Post

Students in a free online physics course from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology demonstrated roughly equal learning gains if they stuck with the class— regardlessof previousacademic experience,researchers reported Tuesday. Their progress also was comparable to what some MIT students showed

when they were required to take the introductory

ians be killed. Obama said the assault was a message"to anyone who would plot against America

attacks against America or

course on campus as a re-

Europe.

medialmeasure. The findings offer

and try to do Americans harm that we will not tolerate safe havens for terrorists." Pen-

the United States on a significantly different counterter-

open online courses," or MOOCs, can be an effec-

rorism course than Obama

tive way to teach a broad

tagon officials described the strikes as a successful opening to a long-term campaign. The opening salvo included a smaller and separate mission

envisioned last year, when he delivered a speech de-

range of people from

more in line with Obama's

But overall, the initial dimensions of the assault put

scribing the nation's security

landscape as returning to preSept. 11 status. See Airstrikes /A5

evidence that "massive

around the world who want to learn from topflight universities without

paying tuition. See Classes/A6

cates say the donation meters lack the human

element normally found in charitable giving and monopolize money that might have gone to genuinely needy people. See Homeless/A6

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