The Louise C. Bentz House is a historic house located at 657 Prospect Boulevard in California. Built in 1906, the bungalow was designed by prominent Pasadena architects Henry Greene. While the house has a typical bungalow design, its design exhibits chalet influences in its overhangs and pitched roof and Japanese influences in the edges of the roof and overall horizontal emphasis; the house is the best remaining example of the houses the Greene brothers designed for middle-class Pasadena residents, most of which have been demolished or altered. In addition, the house was the first built in the Prospect Park Tract, a neighborhood of historic homes designed by prominent architects. John Bentz, a significant Pasadena businessman and developer, commissioned the house; the house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 2, 1977
Daniel Onorato is an American Democratic politician from the state of Pennsylvania. He served as the Chief Executive of Allegheny County from 2004 to 2012, in 2010, he was the Democratic nominee for Governor, he lost to State Attorney General Tom Corbett in the general election. A life-long resident of Allegheny County, he attended Penn State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1983, he worked several years as a Certified Public Accountant before continuing his education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, earning a Juris Doctor in 1989. Onorato and his wife Shelly reside in Pittsburgh's Brighton Heights neighborhood with their children: Kate and Danny. In 2012, Onorato began working for Highmark, where he is the vice president of corporate communications and external affairs. Onorato practiced as a private attorney until he was elected to the Pittsburgh City Council in 1991, when he defeated first district incumbent Bernard J. Regan in the primary election.
He served two terms on the council before being elected Allegheny County Controller in 2000. In 2003, he defeated Jim Roddey for the position of Allegheny County executive, he was named runner up for the 2003 Politician of the Year by the political website PoliticsPA, who noted his youthful energy and his fundraising power. In late 2007 Allegheny County received permission from the Pennsylvania General Assembly to pursue increased taxation of poured alcohol and rental cars to subsidize the Port Authority of Allegheny County. Members of the Allegheny County Council and Onorato believed that such a tax was preferable to increasing county property taxes. After the 10% tax on poured alcohol passed, Allegheny County bar and restaurant owners protested the new tax, claiming that it would hurt that business. A lawsuit by the bar and restaurant owners challenging the legality of the drink tax was thrown out by the courts, but they sought a referendum overturning the tax in the November 2008 general election.
Onorato subsequently withheld the funds raised by the drink tax from the Port Authority, demanding that the transit agency first restructure its labor costs. He announced his endorsement of Senator Hillary Clinton in her 2008 presidential bid on March 14, 2008, saying, "Hillary Clinton has the experience and the determination to clean up the mess in Washington and deliver results." Onorato won the Democratic nomination in the 2010 election for Governor of Pennsylvania on May 18, 2010. Onorato had more than $4 million for a campaign left over from his re-election bid, he received media attention when the G-20 Summit was held in Pittsburgh. He defeated State Senator Anthony Williams, Auditor General Jack Wagner, Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Hoeffel, he was defeated by Republican State Attorney General Tom Corbett in the general election with 45.5% to 54.5% of the vote. Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Media related to Dan Onorato at Wikimedia Commons