first_img Lancaster officials said sections of three roads were closed due to flooding but were reopened by noon Tuesday. They were Avenue H-2 between 23rd and 25th Streets West, south of the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds; Avenue K between 50th and 57th Streets West; and Avenue J between 62nd and 70th Streets West. “Most of it was pretty minor,” Lancaster Public Works Director Randy Williams said. “We had a couple of downed trees. One stop sign went down.” Fire officials said the storm contributed to a number of minor car collisions. “It was the normal car wrecks,” Palmdale Battalion Chief Don DeYoung said. DeYoung said firefighters did respond to a leaky roof in an apartment. “We did a little bit of water removal,” he said. The storm from Sunday and Monday dumped .82 inches of rain on Lancaster, .59 inches in Palmdale, and 1.38 inches in Acton, according to the National Weather Service. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! QUARTZ HILL – Sunshine and blue skies returned to the Antelope Valley on Tuesday after the region was thrashed by heavy rains and high winds over the holiday weekend. Weather might have been a factor in a three-vehicle crash on state Route 58 in Mojave on Monday that killed a 75-year-old Minnesota man and injured five others. George Rosenau, 75, of Circle Pines, Minn., was fatally injured when a transit bus crashed into his car and another car that were stopped in traffic because of an earlier accident, the California Highway Patrol said. In Lake Los Angeles, Frontier Circus Street was closed between Avenue P-8 and Stagecoach Avenue because of flooding, Los Angeles County public works officials said. The street should open today. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson County road officials also said there was limited access on Avenue Q between 137th and 145th Streets East in Lake Los Angeles because of flooding. Access to some roads in the Wrightwood area was restricted due to snow and rock slides, said Ken Pellman, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. “We had to clear up mud and rocks on canyon roads. There was for instance minor slides along Lake Hughes Road along areas hit by storms a year ago,” Pellman said. “It was minor stuff. We fared pretty well.” Palmdale officials said there were a few downed trees, and crews spent Tuesday looking for and repairing potholes. “All our issues were fairly minor. We dodged the bullet,” said Tim Hughes, Palmdale’s public works deputy director. “We did have silted up intersections and a few lane closures.” last_img read more


first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The Bulldogs’ deciding victory, coming in a deceptively wide-margined 40-22 triumph over Upland in the next-to-last match of the tournament for both teams, also was Young’s 600th career victory. They won it by breaking a tie with pins in their final three matches, in keeping with Young’s longstanding emphasis on pins. That emphasis, which has been the trademark of Highland’s 12 Golden League titles and four Southern Section titles under Young, had contributed to his team securing 177 of its 264 individual season victories going into the 16th annual Loughridge event. Young, the state’s all-time winningest high school wrestling coach, finished the day 601-145-4 after Highland completed its Loughridge record at 8-0, two matches ahead of second-place Thousand Oaks, Upland and Rancho Verde of Riverside, all of which finished 6-2. Upland could’ve moved into a tie for the lead with a win that also would have been the title tiebreaker, had it defeated Young’s team, which pulled out of a 22-22 tie with the trio of closing pins. “It’s special,” Young said of win No. 600. “You devote your life to something, or part of it, and it means I’ve had the chance to be with a lot of great kids over the years. And they’ve responded to my coaching style, which is sort of neat.” Young, who achieved career victory No. 500 at the Loughridge tournament three years ago, earned No. 600 with contributions led by five individual weight-class champions. Jon Vaughn (8-0 at 119 pounds), Josh Purpus (8-0 at 125), Paul Petros (7-1 at 130), Ryan Gifford (8-0 at 152) and Mike Larkin (7-1 at 160) combined to give the Bulldogs more individual champions than any other team in the 15-school competition. Vaughn, Purpus and Petros combined for the three closing pins in the meet-clinching victory over Upland. Other area weight-class champions were Oscar Garcia of Chatsworth, who posted seven pins and a technical fall in going 8-0 at 112 pounds, Russell Carlin of Quartz Hill (8-0 at 171), Ryan Camboliza of Littlerock (8-0 at 215) and heavyweight Jason Fonzi of Quartz Hill (8-0). Upland’s Eric Muniz (8-0 at 103), Steve Valenzuela (8-0 at 135), Matt Chapman (8-0 at 145) and Mazen Sholakh (8-0 at 189) and Rancho Verde’s Cases (8-0 at 140) were the other weight-class champions. Agoura ((5-3), Alemany of Mission Hills (5-3), Reseda (4-4), Quartz Hill (4-4) and Lancaster (4-4) rounded out the top 10 teams. Dave Shelburne, (818) 713-3609 dave.shelburne@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WRESTLING Highland claims tournament title By Dave Shelburne, Staff Writer PALMDALE – Host Highland High of Palmdale treated wrestling coach Mike Young to something special in clinching its fourth consecutive Bobby Loughridge Tournament title Saturday. last_img read more


first_imgTHE ORGANISERS of the Cara Bundoran 10-mile run have released results for the walkers.You can see how you got on by clicking here:cara-run-2012-walkers-results Full coverage at the weekend can be seen here:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/03/10/the-cara-bundoran-10-mile-run-in-pictures/AND HERE:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/03/10/where-did-you-come-in-the-cara-bundoran-10-mile-run-find-out-here/   CARA BUNDORAN RUN: WALKERS RESULTS was last modified: March 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CARA BUNDORAN RUN: WALKERS RESULTSlast_img read more


first_imgTwo elderly brothers who beat off raiders with just a brush have been targeted again.Well-known farmers Jim and Eric Steele saw off a gang of four burglars who called to their home looking for cash.The pensioners, aged 69 and 75, gave one raider a beating and chased them from their home on Main Street in Manorcunningham on Monday week last. One of the attackers was injured and they fled empty-handed.However the brothers have revealed they were set upon again just four days after they saw off the first gang.Doors on the brother’s outhouses were broken, machines were damaged and oil was stolen in the second raid.The brothers didn’t hear the break-in at the rear of their home and only discovered the damage and robbery the next morning. Eldest brother Jim told Donegal Daily he suspects it could have been the same gang again.He said he will deal with the raiders in “his own way” if they call back again.“The first time I used a brush and gave one of them a good shot to the guts.“They weren’t expecting that but this is our home and we will do all we have to do to defend it.“The next time it might not be a brush if they come in here,” he warned. Brother Eric said they are now taking in turns sleeping in case the gang come back.“The guards can’t be everywhere so we have to look after ourselves and our property.“We don’t have anything in our house but this is our home and we won’t be frightened out of it,” he said.Nobody has been arrested in relation to the burglary on the Steele brothers’ home. More than 20 burglaries have taken place across Donegal in recent weeks with a number of elderly people hurt during some of the raids.A number of people appeared at Letterkenny District Court this week charged in connection with other alleged burglaries across Donegal.All seven people were released on bail to appear at future court sittings.Jim Steele said he was outraged when he heard that all suspects have been released.“The Gardai are bringing these people before the courts and they are just allowed to walk free again.“What kind of message is that sending out to old people living alone that these people are back out on the streets again,” he said.WELL-KNOWN FARMING BROTHERS HIT BY GANG AGAIN was last modified: January 24th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Eric SteeleJim Steelemanorcunninghamlast_img read more


first_imgBeds back at Dungloe Hospital.Community spirit in West Donegal has scored a major victory after it was revealed that five beds will reopen at Dungloe Hospital within a week.A deputation consisting of local people and public representatives met with the HSE management recently to discuss the issue.It followed a public protest meeting about the closure of beds at the facility. The restoration of beds has been welcomed by MEP Pat The Cope Gallagher.The deputation included Fr Matt Mc Inenary,Local Cllrs David Alcorn, Marie Therese Gallagher, Charlie Yank Boyle, Kathleen Brennan, Pat Glackin, Frank Campbell, Pat Nora Gallagher and Pat the Cope Gallagher.The Trade Unions IMPACT and SIPTU were represented at the public meeting and played an important role in securing this positive outcome.Arrangements for employment of staff has now been finalised and the new arrangement will be in place shortly The reduction of beds in Dungloe from 35 to 25 was necessary to comply with patient/staff ratio as set down by HIQA.It was a priority of the deputation to have all 10 beds reopened however in order to achieve this objective it will be necessary for the Minister to relax the embargo on employment.Minister Dinny Mc Ginley has arranged a meeting with Minister Reilly and it is hope that this will take place as soon as a mutually suitable date can be arranged COMMUNITY VICTORY AS BEDS TO REOPEN AT DUNGLOE HOSPITAL was last modified: July 31st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bedsdungloe hospitallast_img read more


first_imgOn Friday the 13th, it occurred to me that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who just released his annual budget plan – as well as a massive bond proposal to fix California’s decayed infrastructure – must be realizing that luck is not exactly with him. That day, newspapers reported Schwarzenegger had decided to bail out the feds using $70 million from California taxpayers. This king’s ransom will be spent over a two-week period to address the inept Jan. 1 launch in California of the new federal Medicare prescription drug program. Apparently, so many poor people were switched to the program all at once on Jan. 1 that it caused a mini-meltdown in many states. In California, roughly 200,000 elderly and poor were in danger of being denied medicine, so Arnold acted to avert possible tragedies. The immediate price tag is $70 million, but it’s anybody’s guess if that’s where the buck stops. The specter of California bailing out the feds was an ironic cap to a series of events in which Schwarzenegger simply could not win for doing the right thing. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card A few days earlier, he released a politically centrist budget that did not raise taxes but did restore $1.7 billion the state owes to schools – the most emotional political issue in California in 2005. In reward for his sensible budget, he was maligned for spending too much or too little, taxing the wrong people, taxing too much or too little, or funding the wrong things. Bizarrely, he was even taken to task by the nonpartisan Chief Legislative Analyst Elizabeth Hill, whose off-base comments sounded to me like her withering reviews of those awful budgets dreamed up by former Gov. Gray Davis. After all, Davis was busily spending California into a $25 billion hole, while Arnold’s plan achieves what politicians call “a slowing rate” of overspending by holding down growth of open-ended programs. Instead, it funds one-time needs that don’t metastasize like Davis’ pet programs. It’s not too inspiring, but it typifies Schwarzenegger’s strategy to reduce growth until the deficit gradually fades into oblivion. The Democrats are acting horrified by Arnold’s plans to spend roughly an extra $300 million on policies he supports. Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, the most powerful Democrat in Sacramento, complained that the governor was proposing “more spending” than even the Democrats. Humorous. For their part, Republicans were up in arms about his massive proposed bond measure package. It would spend an eye-popping $222 billion on decaying roads, levees, reservoirs and other infrastructure that cannot withstand major disaster – or even a whole lot more wear and tear. The message I take from the sniping is that while a lot of us are happy that Arnold is no longer pointlessly drubbing the Democrats, it doesn’t mean he’ll be rewarded for governing as the rational centrist he was elected to be. “The governor knows that voters really want to see that money go back to the schools,” Department of Finance spokesman H.D. Palmer told me of his plan to return $1.7 billion to schools. “He’s still a fiscal conservative, but he also heard their message.” Centrists are a rare breed because the tectonic plates in politics are greased by anger, battles, blame and narrow constituency groups who drive it all. As Palmer quipped, “I think it’s Texas where they say the only thing in the middle of the road is a yellow line and dead armadillos.” Still, the governor seems vigorously committed to his centrism in 2005. One spending idea he has proposed is $55 million to prepare California to deal with a flu pandemic, safety of the food supply and similar concerns. In addition, the governor wants Proposition 42 transportation funds, which were raided earlier, to be partially repaid one year early – $920 million for gridlocked California. Getting ready for a flu pandemic, restoring transportation funds, focusing on infrastructure, paying back the schools? What about tax cuts, identity politics, gay marriage, illegal immigrants or the other favorites of the constituency groups? Remember these wondrous wedge issues that got the governor and Legislature a lot of TV face time but also got them nowhere? Nope, Schwarzenegger has decided to be dull, centrist – and responsible. Thus the outrage over his budget and spending plans have only just begun. Jill Stewart is a print, radio and television commentator on California politics. She can be reached via her Web site, www.jillstewart.net.160Want 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


first_imgAs most everyone in the free world has surely heard by now – if you haven’t, sorry you had to hear it from me – Kobe put on a show for the ages on Sunday with a ridiculous 81 points. Read that again. Eight. One. It takes Lamar Odom a week to do that. That’s more than Andrew Bynum and Von Wafer have combined for all season. Ryan Seacrest barely has that many shows. But, because I missed most of the game (c’mon, folks, like you weren’t watching “Desperate Housewives” too), I decided to ask a few people you might’ve heard of just what they thought of the second most productive night in NBA history. Wilt Chamberlain: 81? So what? I had 10,000. Oh, you mean points? Well, I’ve got him there, too. Michael Jordan: That’s a lot of points. I’m impressed. Hold on, my hand is interrupting – something about six rings… Rafael Palmeiro: Amazing. And he turned down those vitamins I offered him. Vince Carter: I think it was bad for the NBA, because he was setting a bad example for the kids and stuff. I mean, what’s he gonna do next? Stop trying and then mope around until his team trades him to a contender? How selfish can he be? David Thompson: Hey, I scored 73. How hard could it be? Elgin Baylor, tugging his hair out: How close was he to joining us, again? And, finally, Phil Jackson: It was a solid effort. But he could involve his teammates more. And, he could shoot less. He could play within the triangle more, like I intended. But, it was a solid effort.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Allen Iverson: Look how many shots he took. I could do that too, but I’m a team player. I limit myself to just 26 shots a night. Dick Jauron: Who cares? Can you believe someone’s giving me another coaching job??? Lamar Odom: It was Kobe being Kobe. And I got to watch all of it, you know, since I was standing around so much. Umm, can I be traded please? Jim Mora, Sr.: I couldn’t believe it! Where was the defense? The Raptors couldn’t do diddly-poo out there! (Sorry, that still makes me giggle) My sister: Ewww, those white uniforms are so ugly! last_img read more


first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN GABRIEL – The school district is considering whether to make the unusual move of appointing a non-voting staff member to the board, in an effort some believe will encourage open communication. Others say the move would be redundant. Having an employee representative – a teacher, an administrator or a rotation of the two – sit on the board is one of many suggestions on a 15-page list compiled by board President Colleen Doan in December. The list culls board member ideas on “Future Changes/Directions” for discussion at meetings. The district is trying to determine if it is legal to have staff sit on the board. The state education code does not allow district employees to serve on the board, but does make a distinction between voting and non-voting members. Action has already been taken on one item from the list. In December, the school board voted 3-2 to appoint two members to observe staff meetings among the superintendent’s cabinet, and between the cabinet and school principals. Board members Gary Scott and Cristina Alvarado were opposed. The latest suggestion, which has proved to be controversial as well, is designed to facilitate “the candid exchange of concerns, ideas, problems and successes,” said board member Lee Freeman. “My fundamental goal is to improve the flow of information to the board. Teachers do the most important work in this district.” But the teachers’ association opposes the idea. “We feel that no one person can represent the needs and concerns of anything beyond their grade level or subject,” said Katherine Hill, president of the San Gabriel Teachers Association. Hill said representatives polled members and found the “vast majority” opposed. patricia.ho@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4586last_img read more


first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The Spiritual Unity Movement is a nonprofit organization founded in 1976 by the Rev. Patrick Harbula of Thousand Oaks, author of “Magic of the Soul: Applying Spiritual Power to Daily Living.” He has talked and written about personal growth for more than 20 years and is a frequent guest on radio and television talk shows. World Healing Meditation, formerly called Full Moon Meditation, is held at the “Onion,” the unique sanctuary in-the-round that houses the Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society. “I love the ambience of the ‘Onion.’ Its incredible shape creates the perfect environment for meditation,” Giles said. Spiritual Unity Movement members believe that meditation at the time of the full moon – a time of high energy flow according to folklore, and synchronized with Buddhists, American Indians and others meditating around the world – is the best time to bring about positive global changes. World Healing Meditation meetings include a candle-lighting ritual, a musical guest, a keynote speaker, guided meditation, 10-15 minutes of silent meditation and a closing ritual. NORTH HILLS – Members of the Spiritual Unity Movement look to the heart of all religions – love, compassion and peace – to create an evening of harmony each month during the full moon. This month’s event will be held Tuesday, when people of all faiths and beliefs are invited to participate in World Healing Meditation, with the goal of bringing peace in the world. “Part of why we meet is that world healing is on a lot of people’s minds. We want to create peace and the best way for that is to start within,” said Janet Giles, a banker and long-time meditator. “When you meditate in a group, there is a powerful feeling of uniting with people. There’s a healing energy. It makes you feel like you’re doing something to promote peace.” Previous guest speakers have included an American Indian shaman, representatives from the Buddhist tradition and Church of Religious Science, a Sufi dancer and authors of self-help books. “Everyone is welcome, whether they do or don’t belong to a faith tradition,” said Harbula, who was raised a Roman Catholic. “What makes it powerful is that you can walk in and not be offended.” Harbula acknowledged that people might dismiss meditation as a “mystical thing associated with sitting cross-legged and wearing white robes.” He believes, however, that meditation is an antidote to anger and stress-related health problems. “Meditating in a group helps people go deeper,” said Harbula, who has been practicing meditation for 30 years and teaching meditation techniques for more than 25 years. “It’s really a profound experience. People don’t want to leave.” The Spiritual Unity Movement will present World Healing Meditation, 7 p.m. Tuesday at the “Onion,” 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Musician Raymond Powers will play the shruti and speaker Judith Shinoda will discuss “Love Thyself and You Heal the World.” Donation: $10. Call (866) 204-2261 or see www.spiritualunitymovement.org. Holly Andres, (818) 713-3708 holly.andres@dailynews.com 160Want 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


first_imgThese pipers get the crowd of more than 20 people into the swing of things at the Burns Night at Conwal Parish Church. ALL PICS BY KIND PERMISSION OF GERALDINE DIVER.More than 200 people turned up for the Burns Night held by the Conwal Parish Church on Saturday night.The evening, organied by the Letterkenny and District Pipe Band, was a huge success with some lovely songs performed by the Ballyraine School Choir among others. MORE THAN 200 ATTEND BURNS NIGHT CELEBRATIONS – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: January 26th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:burns nightConwal Parish Churchlast_img read more