Griffith Park incident

first_img Bring on the audit Re “Troubles threaten Children’s Museum in Valley” (May 9): As someone who has worked in the nonprofit realm for a number of years, I am shocked that the Children’s Museum has taken 70 percent of its funding from public funds. Board members and designated fundraising personnel of any private nonprofit have the fiduciary responsibility to raise a substantial fraction of project funds from private donors. How many community projects or programs will be underfunded or cut altogether for years to come? Why is the public bearing their burden? Why would any board member or fundraiser blatantly point fingers at officials who are in fact attempting to assist their project? This taxpayer says “Bring on the audit!” – Kristin C. Sabo There has been no mention of the time that elapsed between the first 911 report and the time that Fire Department assets were over that fire. The dispatch system appears to be taking too much time. This is a matter of concern. In the recent past, three houses have burned to the ground because the fire equipment was late getting there. One of them was right behind the firehouse! – Timothy Vickers Topanga Lake View Terrace Promises Re “Troubles threaten Children’s Museum in Valley” (May 9): I recall that one of the three things that Richard Alarcón said he would do if elected was to see the Children’s Museum completed. And what is one of his first acts in this capacity? He cuts the $1 million from the methane-gas sales fund. When other means are found to complete the museum, more than likely through private funds, as it was originally designed to be, Alarcón will take the credit and say, … “See? I kept one of my three promises.” I can’t wait to see how he handles his two other promises, the development of the Price-Fister property, as I understand the environmental impact study started before Alarcón, and another fire station for Sylmar, already in the works, provided by a housing developer. Mark my words, he’ll find a way to take credit for all of the above. – Gary E. Taylor Sylmar Alarcón responds Re “Save the museum” (Our Opinions, May 10): I find it odd that the Daily News, which champions fiscal responsibility, is questioning my efforts to hold the Children’s Museum of Los Angeles financially accountable. Since I began my term, I have met with the CLA’s office, museum officials and the state to ensure that the museum is a success. Just last week, I helped facilitate the release of $2.38 million to cover what I understood to be construction cost shortfalls. However, I have concerns about discrepancies in the museum’s financial reports. I will hold them fiscally responsible, as I would any other organization. That is why I called for an audit. It’s important that we ensure not only that the museum is constructed, but that it is financially sustainable for decades to come. – Richard Alarcón Los Angeles city councilman Sounds familiar Re “More DWP contract bungling” (May 9): The bosses at the L.A. Department of Water and Power have been shown over and over to be major feeders at the trough of inside deal-making. Yet none of them is elected. How can it be that unelected people are purchased by special interest groups while elected people are purchased by legal and visible contributions by the same special interest groups? I ask the question, why should the public be taxed (read: campaign finance reform) to pay for electioneering when special interest groups own even those who have no electioneering expenses? Let the back-door criminals continue to belly-crawl for their own election money, then fire them when they run for re-election. – Patrick Weir Chatsworth160Want 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

DD Motoring: Destination Donegal

first_imgOur motoring column comes from Roscommon this week as we try to track down Mr. Donegal!The mystery tour starts at 6am on Sunday morning from Letterkenny. The man we were looking for was on the road an hour before that to reach his destination before 8am for the first of two early morning meetings.I know before I reached Roscommon that our man will not have that much to say to me especially about himself. He will be more interested in getting his team organised. Advertisement Less than a month ago his team were taking a completely different set of orders from him! Today he will introduce his crew to a bigger team and he then will blend completely into the background and will take up one of the positions as one of the team.When we get as far as Roscommon a big catering geezer is steaming away in the corner of a country shop. Lines of paper cups are stacked high, help is on hand but most there are making their own brew. The deli has four on duty and is stacked high with “ready to go” breakfast baps.Early start for the Sligo Stage Rally on Sunday. Photo Brian McDaidThere’s a bit of a backlog on the till but they are still getting through the line of customers. Half way up the line Mr. Donegal himself is chatting shop, rallying that is and everyone seems to know him.Come on boys, line up there to we get a photo, he says as some of the Donegal boys wipe the sleep out of their eyes and manage a smile. Advertisement Mr. Donegal, Eamon McGeeTwo competitors that will battle it out for the honours today in Sligo are both formers winners of the Donegal International. Declan Boyle and eventually winner today Sam Moffett both have won the Donegal rally in the past which was managed by Clerk of the Course, Gweedore’s Eamon McGee.Eamon Mc Gee receiving instructions on Sunday as he gives a hand at the Sligo Rally. Photo Brian McDaidToday he is in Sligo helping out in the background. Competitors that have taken part in the Donegal rally are down with him to give a hand with the marshalling of the event. After Eamon gets them introduced to the organisers Eamon himself will also don a safety bib to marshal himself and will look after “control out” on stage 3, 6, and 9.Meet the Healys At least three generations of the Healy family were on duty in the family run shop in Rosscomon for the early morning rush hour. It’s a shop, a deli, a filling station and a motor-works. A picture on the shops social media page previewed this morning, showing one of the youngest members of the family, Dylan sitting on pallet loads of supplies for the forthcoming event.Dylan at his family run shop Healys which had a bumper day as they worked together with the Rally in Sligo at the weekend.Frank Healy the man that took over the business in 1985 is into his number plates and has a receipt in the form of number plates on his wall from his travels on the wall of his business in North Roscommon.Number plates from all over the world on that wall of our office for a day at Healy’s Shop at the Sligo Stages Rally on Sunday. Photo Brian McDaidOur meeting place in Roscommon was in a small town called Ballyfarnon and Frank Healy’s garage is proudly called Ballyfarnon Motor Works. It’s great for me as a Donegal man to listen to people in Roscommon and Sligo talking with so high regard for the Donegal Rally, some of them look forward more to it than their own event. Some of them would even rather go to the Donegal rally than go on a foreign holiday in the sun. Trying to get a word with Eamon McGee is not easy. Eamon is known for this gesture of giving up his time the length of Ireland and he encourages Donegal Club Members, marshals and competitors to do the same. Quietly he is in building mode for next June for the 2018 Donegal Rally.Today Eamon was more interested in highlighting crews driving down from Donegal to do their stint of marshalling at the Sligo Rally than talking about himself. I could see him raking stock how Roscommon were doing with its part with neighbours Sligo to help them out on their home event.That family run business did not hike up the prices for the rally weekend and judging by the word of thanks on Facebook on Sunday night they were more than happy with their interaction with the rally ones. It’s was the same on the stages of the Sligo Rally people with great pride along the stages young and old out watching and running the event.Eamon McGee met me on a wet Sunday morning. The Sligo rally is a one day event and the Donegal is three days and by now the biggest in Ireland. So much can be seen by stepping back a bit from the Donegal for a day and going to a neighbouring event, granted this is on a smaller scale but we can learn so much about ourselves. There is a lot of support and sponsors of the Donegal rally who end up stepping back when the public focus on the elements that have nothing to do with rallying in Donegal, a crowd that only want to piggyback on the real supporters that come to the Donegal Rally. The people that do the complaining in public have very little knowledge of motorsport and also need a crowd for a reaction.Takes ownershipMeanwhile Sligo owns its rally and are very proud of it. I talked to spectators on Sunday who made their way through the fields with their boxes of tea and sandwiches and rally programmes to watch the event.Liam Deveney who was in Sligo to watch the Sligo Stages Rally on Sunday Photo Brian McDaidPat Burns who lived along on of the stages asked me if I would like a cup of tea and ended up landing out with a fry which I enjoyed so much from my make shift dinning table, a fence post! While the food was delicious the gesture was the one that got me. I have been offered cups of tea before in Co. Donegal at the rally from someone that knows me, but this was special, this is what Irish people are famous for all over the world.Glenties man Declan Boyle did not win the Sligo rally as I thought he would, he was leading the event until he got a puncture and went out.Declan and Brian Boyle who are leading the rally in Sligo to a puncture put them out of the event. Photo Brian McDaidGweedore’s Eamon McGee didn’t even see the rally at the point he was marshalling from but both are part of one of the biggest teams to come out of our county and are looking at the bigger picture and are building again to “Destination Donegal” for the rally in June.And finally… well done PA!A word of congratulations to local man Peter McLean better known as Pa. He was telling me that he is racking up the miles and is just 6 short of his age for the total amount of 5ks he has completed as a late starter to running and cycling scene.Pa McLean on the 5k on Saturday morning. Photo Brian McDaidI have two photos included of him one from Saturday’s Park 5k at the weekend in Letterkenny. I have also a picture of him from one of his bad hair days at St. Eunan’s College. Well done lad.Happy motoring folks.DD Motoring: Destination Donegal was last modified: July 14th, 2017 by Brian McDaidShare 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:brian mc daiddonegaleamon mc geemotoringrallysligolast_img read more

MEN ON MULTIPLE RAPE CHARGES

first_imgTWO men have appeared in court on a series of sex offence charges.The men, who cannot be named to protect the identity of alleged victims, faced various charges.One of the men was charged five counts of rape and eight counts of sexual assault in County Donegal between 1999 and 2003. The other man was charged with one count of rape and six counts of sexual assault in County Donegal between 1999 and 2012.No other details were given at Letterkenny District Court today and reporting restrictions were imposed to protect the identity of alleged victims.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the hearing for two months to allow a book of evidence to be served.MEN ON MULTIPLE RAPE CHARGES was last modified: February 3rd, 2015 by John2Share 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:Letterkenny Courtrape chargeslast_img read more

Drake Road Races Announces New Date And Three Races To Celebrate Its 50th Anniversary

first_imgThe new date makes the Drake Relays Road Races the first official event of the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee and starts off a full week of events for the 109th running of America’s Athletic Classic. The new date also allows every competitor to be one of the first athletes to cross the finish line on the Blue Oval as all three races will again finish inside Drake Stadium and lead up to that day’s Beautiful Bulldog contest. All finishers of the 5k, 10k and half marathon races receive a commemorative Drake Relays Road Races 50th anniversary finishers medal, a long-sleeved technical shirt and free admission to the Thursday night Distance Carnival at the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee plus other exclusive special promotions and benefits. To help celebrate the excitement of the 50th anniversary, registration for all three races will be 50 percent off during the first day of registration Tuesday, Oct. 17. This one-day only discount includes the half marathon, 5k and new this year, a 10k course with all three races finishing on the Blue Oval Sunday, April 22. Registration is 50 percent off only on Oct. 17 with discounted prices set as follows:  5k- $20, 10k – $30 and half marathon – $40. Registration information will be available at DrakeRelays.org. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img DES MOINES, Iowa – The 50th edition of the Drake Road Races will feature a new date, new fast courses, a new 10k race and finishes inside Drake Stadium on the iconic Blue Oval, Blake Boldon, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays announced Tuesday, Oct. 10. “We’re thrilled to move the Drake Road Races to April 22 to officially start Relays week and give all participants a chance to run on the Blue Oval,” Boldon said. “We’ve spent the last year listening to the running community and realized how important the opportunity to finish on the Blue Oval is to our runners, so we’re overjoyed to restart that great tradition. The addition of a 10k course also fills a gap in racing distances and provides a great lineup of races for runners of all ages and abilities.”last_img read more

ANGER AS CREEPER BURGLARS STRIKE AGAIN IN WEEK-LONG THEFT SPREE

first_imgExclusive: CRAZED burglars with no regard for human life or their property have struck again in Co Donegal – this time robbing tourists and burning out their car.Donegal Daily understands this is just the latest break-in after a series of similar incidents in the same area of the county where several elderly people were robbed in February.This time families from County Wexford on an Easter break and staying in Raphoe awoke to find the house they were staying in at McBride street had been raided. The thieves then stole the family jeep for their getaway – and then burned it out in Convoy.A series of other break-ins have taken part in east Donegal in recent days.One home owner in Ard Na Meala in St Johnston managed to disturb burglars who fled the scene empty handed.Cllr Frank McBrearty condemned the latest incident as “outrageous.” He told Donegal Daily: “Families living in this county and now tourists visiting this county are being robbed day and daily.“Serious questions now need to be asked about policing in this area and how resources are being used.“There have been at least 30 incidents since the start of the year and people have had enough.”There have been reports of thefts elsewhere in east Donegal this week. ANGER AS CREEPER BURGLARS STRIKE AGAIN IN WEEK-LONG THEFT SPREE was last modified: April 26th, 2014 by John2Share 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:burglarscreeper burglarsdonegalRaphoeSt JohnstontheftWexfordlast_img read more

Man pleads guilty to stealing €315,000 from supermarket

first_imgA man who stole more than €315,000 from a Ballybofey Supermarket has appeared in court.Wayne Johnston, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court today charged with misappropriating the cash from Cost Cutter. He is charged with dishonestly misappropriating €315,303 cash from Cost Cutter, Ballybofey, belonging to Michael Doherty on a date unknown between February 1 2010 and January 31, 2011 contrary to Section 4 of the Theft Act.The defendant was remanded on bail to the next sitting of the circuit court.Defence Counsel Colm Smyth asked for a Probation Report and a psychiatric evaluation of the defendant.John Aylmer agreed to the request and adjournment.Man pleads guilty to stealing €315,000 from supermarket was last modified: December 5th, 2017 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:BallybofeyCost CuttercourtWayne Johnstonlast_img read more

SA’s Famous Brands moves into India

first_img18 March 2013 South African food service group Famous Brands has plans to expand into India through the launch of five pilot Debonairs restaurants in Mumbai in July, with Diwa Hospitality as its master licence partner to manage and grow the business. “Entering the market is as much about our partners as it is about the market,” Famous Brands chief operating officer, Darren Hele, said in a statement last week. “They will give us local knowledge advantage which is critical to the sustainability of this venture.” In line with this, Debonairs has been re-engineered to fit the Indian market. “Our Debonairs Pizza offering in Mumbai is all about a customised menu with a strong vegetarian bias;local flavour profiles developed in conjunction with our partners and innovative product offerings designed to support the cost-conscious grab-and-go Mumbai consumer,” Hele said. Famous Brands received investment enquiries from several emerging markets but selected India to expand into for a number of reasons, according to Hele. “There are very strong factors driving growth in the food services industry in India, including a general increase in disposable income, intensified urbanisation and the exponential growth in the population segment most likely to consume processed food – the 5 to 35-year age group – which is projected to grow to 51% of the total population by 2020.” Pizza also accounts for the biggest share of the quick-service restaurant market, which is expected to grow at a faster rate than the Chinese market, from $15-billion in 2011 to $50-billion in 2020. “We made a decision in 2012 to tie up with a restaurant operator who had an understanding of the huge potential of the Indian restaurant market – a partner who recognises that India is unlike any other market in Asia Pacific or the United Arab Emirates,” said Diwa Hospitality’s director, Yogesh Parekh. “Famous Brands shares our optimism for the growth potential in this market, and our local knowledge and insight together with the meticulously customised Debonairs Pizza offering ensures the brand has every opportunity to become a household name.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Discoball Lace Front Wig Grey Ombre Roots Synthetic Natural Straight Soft Hair : Tangles!

first_imgSummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-05-17 08:33:46Reviewed Item Discoball Lace Front Wig Grey Ombre Roots Synthetic Natural Straight Soft Hair for WomenRating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  16  reviews Looks great for a storm costume. It’s a bit heavy and scratchy. I lasted 25mins before taking it off. Looks great but easily matted. This wig looks great and the hairline is so natural, i bought this for a wonderwoman cosplay and it’s the right colour, very dark brown. However i did need to thin the wig considerably or else it looked far too big at the top and sides and not as flat and curly as the picture suggests. I did this simply by getting small lower sections of hair and cutting them and this seemed to do the job. It came with two wig caps which is great and definitely feels nicer than a cheap synthetic wig. Would buy it again Looks great I love this wig, the quality is amazing. I bought the long grey ombré. Was firstly very disappointed to find that i did not receive any wig caps with the wig as it isn’t my first and the description says it comes with 2 caps. The hair is beautifully long and soft but tangles ridiculously easily but once washed and straightened looks more natural. Not the best parting but nothing that can’t be fixed. The hair has gotten very damaged in some places just from straightening and goes like an afro with heat. The colouring is stunning though. Very mixed feelings but overall a lot better than the photo gives off. Fabulous wig bought for use after chemo highly recommend. Nice thick wig but extremely prone to tangling which is unfortunate as the quality of hair etc is very good. Five Stars Discoball Lace Front Wig Grey Ombre Roots Synthetic Natural Straight Soft Hair for Women✔ MULTIPURPOSE -Perfect for Cosplay Costume, halloween,themed Partyies and fancy dress Parties or just for a change of look✔ FASHION DESIGN -Unique and Stylish long lace front hair wig with ombre color.✔SYNTHETIC HAIR -Soft Touch And Natural Looking, feels and move like real human hair.You can restyle this wig by yourself with blow dryer, straighteners or curlers without damaging it up to 120 degree centigrade.✔ COMFORTABLE & ADJUSTABLE- Made From Synthetic Fibre,Half hand tied lace front wigs with adjustble Straps & 3 Combs,2-2.5 Inches Parting Space Cap Size: Only Medium Size In Stock✔ RIGHTS OWNER-We are the rights owner of this product,and registered the Trade Mark UK00003072685 under our brand”Discoball” Posted on May 17, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories WigsTags discoballlast_img read more

Facebook Will Send Conversation Data To Select TV Networks

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts Facebook will start sending weekly reports to top television networks containing data about conversations around TV shows. The Wall Street Journal reports that the information Facebook provides will include the number of “actions,” or likes, comments and shares, select TV shows generate on Facebook.The social network won’t make the reports public and will share them exclusively with ABC, NBC, Fox, CBS and a small group of select partners.Currently, Twitter is the platform that dominates the conversation around TV shows. Over one million tweets containing “Breaking Bad” were sent in just the 24 hours surrounding the show’s finale. Facebook is hoping to capture similar data, but provide broader demographic insight by analyzing user profile data as well. center_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Facebook#now#TV selena larsonlast_img read more

Emotional loss to La Salle good for UST moving forward, says Kung Fu Reyes

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants “She had a tight hamstring earlier but she showed her character and how tough of a fighter she is,” said Reyes. “She’ll score some, throw some points away, but you can see the decisiveness in her. I can’t discount what she did even though today wasn’t her A-Game.” Google Philippines names new country director Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Also-ran Adamson to start buildup for Season 82, says coach Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag The loss sent Golden Tigresses’ reeling to fourth with a 6-4 record while the Lady Spikers earned sole possession of the No. 2 slot at 7-3.It was a big blow in UST’s momentum for the Final Four as it now lost two of its last three games but head coach Kung Fu Reyes said his team getting emotional after the loss was a good sign for them moving forward.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Them crying in the locker room is a good indication for us because we are now feeling the pain of a loss especially with how the game slipped from our grasps,” said Reyes in Filipino.“It’s a good indication that our character is improving, the attitude towards the games is getting better. We feel hurt when we lose.” LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles The person who felt the pain most was rookie star Eya Laure.Even though Laure finished with a game-high 20 points, she was responsible for UST failing to force a fifth set.The fourth set was knotted up at 23-23 when Laure got a whiff of misfortune, first of which put La Salle in match point, 24-23, after her attack sailed out of bounds.UST found reprieve when Marrione Alba got called for a double contact violation tying the set at 24-all but Laure again failed to convert after running into a Lourdes Clemente block and then, hitting  the net to clinch La Salle’s win.Reyes, though, commended Laure for the fight the she showed.ADVERTISEMENT Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas was a picture of dejection when it lost its second round matchup against De La Salle, 25-21, 23-25, 19-25, 24-26, in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.It was the complete inverse of what happened in the two teams’ first meeting of the season when the Goden Tigresses walloped the defending champion Lady Spikers in straight sets, 25-20, 25-22, 25-17.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more