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Police, fire first council issues

first_imgHe and Salazar, 67, got more than double the votes garnered by the incumbents. Lopez-Reid, 53, who was first elected to the council in 1999, and Bagwell, 67, who was elected in 2003, did not return calls seeking comment. “The community has spoken very decisively,” Molinari said. “One cannot say it’s anything but a mandate.” He agreed the fire initiative was the key issue for the win he called “unprecedented.” However, both Salazar, a former Montebello mayor, and Urteaga, who was a field representative for former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, said the people’s message of change was not lost on them. “I’m humbled by the victory, but I also know the community is demanding change,” Urteaga said. “I don’t see it as a mandate.” Still, Molinari said he was surprised at the margin of victory, about 1,300 votes. “I thought it was going to be a lot closer race.” Siccama, 46, said the fire and police issue was distorted during the campaign. “It was blown out of proportion,” he said. Siccama, who is facing a recall election Dec. 18 based on the same issue, said opponents misrepresented the issue because the three only wanted a report on the cost of making the switch. It was a fact-finding mission on possible cost savings, he said. “It’s sad to see two good people who did good things for the city not re-elected,” said Siccama, who pointed out that under their leadership, the city’s budget went from a $1.6 million deficit to a $1.2million surplus. Irene Lopez, co-chairperson of Montebello Citizens for Open Government, which supported Bagwell and Lopez-Reid, said the election turned on the issue. “It was only a study, but Molinari and (Councilwoman Rosie) Vasquez put it out that it was a done deal to go county.” Urteaga said it wasn’t the only issue on the minds of voters. “They are tired of a contentious council,” he said. “I hope to bring back civility to the meetings.” Urteaga, whose brother, Armando, is on the East Whittier City School District board, denied rumors he is using the seat as a stepping stone for higher office. “I am going to put my 12 years in, then retire with, by then, my wife and kids,” said Urteaga, who is single with no children. Another challenge facing the council, Urteaga said, is finding a permanent city administrator. Randy Narramore was appointed interim city administrator in April, a month after the majority fired Richard Torres after 18 years on the job. “Our goal should be to interview for an administrator as soon possible,” Salazar said. “I think we need to name someone right away to restore our credibility and reputation,” Molinari said. “We have a lot of opportunities to move the city along, and I believe this new council is up to the task.” sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTEBELLO – Council members-elect Robert Urteaga and Kathy Salazar say their first order of business is to give voters the power to decide whether the Fire and Police departments should be under city or county control. The issue was a hot topic before and after Tuesday’s election, in which voters rejected a second term for Councilman Bob Bagwell and a third term for Mayor Norma Lopez-Reid. “The community saw them, and rightfully so, behind blocking the issue going before the voters,” said Salazar, who has not decided whether to drop an appeal of her rejected lawsuit against the city. Salazar filed suit last December to force the initiative on a ballot. A judge ruled against her in August. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Earlier this year the council majority – Bagwell, Lopez-Reid and Councilman Jeff Siccama – voted against putting an initiative mandating the City Council go before voters on whether or not to consolidate with Los Angeles County concerning fire and police services. The three argued the proponents of the initiative, Montebello Citizens for Honest Government, failed to adhere to all the requirements of public notice. “The petition was rejected on a technicality,” said Councilman Bill Molinari, who insisted their decision led to the challengers’ victory. “The voters rejected their sense of arrogance,” he said. “The residents spoke and said they want immediate change,” said Urteaga, 32, who received the most votes – 2,556. last_img read more

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DDTV: SEE DONEGAL BOY STRUT HIS STUFF WITH ONE OF WORLD’S BIGGEST POP STARS!

first_imgA young Donegal is the envy of young boys all over the world after appearing on stage with Nicki Minaj.Danny McGahey from Letterkenny joined the Superbass singer on stage at the Odyssey in Belfast last night.The video claims Danny is a Belfast boy but we’re reliably informed he’s from Woodlands! And even Nicki was so impressed by 12 year old Danny’s moves that she later tweeted “Get your life from the little boy in this video pls. Wow. Life tonight. #Belfast I love u so much.’A video of Danny strutting his stuff has gone viral on You Tube.Simply click the video to see.DDTV: SEE DONEGAL BOY STRUT HIS STUFF WITH ONE OF WORLD’S BIGGEST POP STARS! was last modified: April 2nd, 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:Danny McGaheyletterkennyNicki Manajlast_img read more

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LETTERKENNY MAN SOLD ME DODGY DVDs – CROOK CLAIMS

first_imgA 31-year-old Derryman has claimed a Letterkenny crook was the source on his dodgy DVD and CD sales, he claimed in court.Colin Bernard Hasson, from Ederowen Park in Derry been given a suspended sentence and fined more than £1,200 for selling counterfeit DVDs and CDs at a car boot sale. He was also sentenced to four months in prison suspended for two years at Limavady Magistrates Court.District Judge Paul Copeland said that this was a serious offence and often merited a prison sentence.He added that a lot of people “lose out” in this kind of fraud.Hasson faced a total of eight charges relating to the sale of the goods on 10 October 2010.The court heard that police were at the car boot sale in Greysteel to combat the sale of counterfeit goods.Police took photos of two men selling DVDs and CDs and plain clothes officers bought some from Hasson.Police then seized 700 films and 55 CDs and a sum of cash.When interviewed Hasson said he had bought the goods off a man in Letterkenny and he knew they were counterfeit. The street value of the goods was put at around £2000.A defence solicitor told the court that despite appearances that his client was involved in the making or selling of these, he was really at the bottom of the supply chain.The solicitor said that when Hasson was asked about burning the films onto discs he said he did not know how to and a search of his home did not uncover any equipment for copying.He added that his client had been out to make a “fast buck” but was now out of pocket as he had had to borrow the money to buy the initial stock.LETTERKENNY MAN SOLD ME DODGY DVDs – CROOK CLAIMS was last modified: May 26th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

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Poll: Voters lean against measures

first_imgSACRAMENTO – California voters are inclined to oppose all four ballot measures supported by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is viewed in an increasingly negative light by Democrats and independents, according to a special-election poll released Tuesday. The Field Poll is the second in a week to show momentum moving against Schwarzenegger and his four “year of reform” ballot propositions on next Tuesday’s ballot. “The story is not a good one for the governor,” Field Poll Director Mark DiCamillo said. “There seems to be a common thread across all the propositions: If Arnold Schwarzenegger has endorsed it, Democrats and nonpartisans are reacting negatively. And by turning off those two groups, it has made things very difficult for the governor.” Schwarzenegger told a San Diego radio audience Tuesday that he wasn’t concerned with the polls and simply urged voters to turn out next week. 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I wouldn’t pay that much attention to all that negative news that is going on,” the governor told listeners of KFMB. “What is important is what happens on Election Day.” The governor’s private polling shows a far closer race on the initiatives and that Schwarzenegger remains a persuasive force, said Todd Harris, spokesman for Schwarzenegger’s California Recovery Team. last_img read more

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Softball Defeats Iowa, 3-1, Wednesday Night in Iowa City

first_img Bradley 3/30/2018 – 2 PM Next Game: Live Stats Smith and Wright each had two hits for the Bulldogs, who had 11 as a team. Drake stranded 10 runners. Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.), Pena and Smith each had one stolen base. Smith improved to 5-3 with the win as she allowed one run on four hits with four strikeouts. Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Drake (22-9) was led at the plate by Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa), who went 3-for-4 with two doubles and one run batted in. The Bulldogs sat through a 35-minute before taking on Iowa (15-14). The Valley on ESPN3center_img Roemmich extended Drake’s lead to 3-0 in the fourth inning after she drove in Melissa Schlotzhauer (Pilot Grove, Mo.), who hit a leadoff single. Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) added to the lead with her own RBI single in the third inning which brought in Macy Johnson (Winterset, Iowa). Johnson led off the frame with a double off the centerfield wall and then stole third base before Pena’s hit went in between the third baseman and shortstop for a 2-0 advantage. Preview Kelsey Wright (Olathe, Kan.) put the Bulldogs on the scoreboard with an RBI single in the second inning which scored Smith for a 1-0 lead. Drake later loaded the bases, but couldn’t score any more runs as the Hawkeyes escaped out of the inning. Following Wednesday’s win, Drake hosts Bradley Friday in a doubleheader in the team’s home opener. First pitch against the Braves is set for 2 p.m. and both games will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. IOWA CITY, Iowa – Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) pitched a complete a game for the Drake University softball team in a 3-1 road win over Iowa Wednesday night at Pearl Field.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: SLEEP – HOW IT CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR GOALS

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: We have all been there…you are sitting on the sofa and your eyes are burning in your head.  Every time you blink, you feel as though you are going to fall into a coma. You get up, struggle into the bedroom and slide under the bed sheets.  As you lay your head on the pillow you look forward to a great night’s sleep…….but it doesn’t come. Instead you restlessly toss and turn all night, spending endless hours staring at the ceiling, checking the clock, looking at the time on your phone and wondering why you bothered getting into the bed in the first place. Finally you fall asleep, only to have the alarm rudely awaken you 2 hours after you finally managed to drift off in the first place. Welcome to bedtime……..The recommended amount of sleep per night should be between 7-8 hours.The average for adults today is around 6 ½ hours. No big deal, right?Wrong!Sleep is the ultimate recovery tool.  It is how our bodies and minds repair and recover from daily stresses and it is also how our bodies recover from our exercise and training sessions.It is as important as a proper nutrition plan when it comes to your weight loss or muscle-building goals.Everything that you do will be affected by a lack of sleep. Your food choices will be poorer.When you are tired, you will always be looking for ways to give yourself a kick start.High sugary foods, energy drinks and high levels of caffeinated drinks are usually the first thing that people will reach for to get them through the day.You will probably not have the time or energy to prepare proper meals and may be tempted to go for the pre-packaged processed food choice, or the take away. Your Body will work against you.In a sleep deprived state, our bodies wreak havoc with our hormones.Our stress hormone cortisol will be high and our hormones Leptin and Ghrelin can also be affected.If cortisol is high during sleep you can be in a heightened state of alertness, not what you want for going to sleep.Ghrelin is a hunger stimulating hormone that tells us when to eat.Leptin is an appetite suppressant hormone that tells us when to stop eating.When we are in a sleep-deprived state we have higher levels of Ghrelin and lower levels of Leptin, which means we will have a false hunger and this can contribute to the poor food choices mentioned above and we won’t know when to stop eating them.This can all lead to excess weight gain.What can we do to help?Here are 10 strategies that can help you to wind down and relax and may help you to get a better night’s sleep.Set a bedtime and stick to it.Turn off all technology for 2 hours before bed.Read a book.Take a bathGet your room to the right temperature; not too cold, not too hot.Invest in a good mattress and some good pillows.Avoid caffeine.Eat carbs in your last meal before bed. (They won’t make you fat)Once your alarm is set, don’t look at your phone and turn your clock so you can’t see it.Drink some chamomile tea before bed.Sleep is under-rated by a lot of people when it comes to their goals, but it could be the ace in the pack that helps you win or lose.#TrainSmartIf you have any question on this article or for getting a tailored programme based on your starting point, please contact me through the link below. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: SLEEP – HOW IT CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR GOALS was last modified: April 20th, 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:Donegal Dailyemmet rushefitnessfitness columnhealthy lifestyleinsomniasleeplast_img read more

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Photos: Draymond Green and Kevin Durant go all out in Game 3

first_imgThe Golden State Warriors were down for most of Game 3 against the Houston Rockets.Fortunately for them, Draymond Green was having one of his best games of the postseason. He kept the team within striking distance by having an all-around game. He handled a lot of the defense duties and found ways to score, hitting 6 of 10 shots from the field. The result was a triple-double at the end of the third quarter. He ended up with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.Meanwhile in the fourth quarter. …last_img read more

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Star India to dedicate eight channels for Rio Olympics 2016

first_imgStar India on Thursday announced its coverage for the Rio 2016 Olympics by dedicating eight channels on a 24×7 basis, broadcast in English and Hindi.STREAM LIVE CONTENTTogether Star Sports and Hotstar will broadcast 3000+ hours of live content from the Olympics, which begins on August 5 in Brazil and will witness the largest ever Olympic contingent from India.ELITE PANEL FORMED Star Sports has also exclusively empaneled an elite panel of international & Indian Olympians as well as sports experts who will share, analyse and connect with the Indian viewers as live actions unfolds at the Olympics. This list  includes Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe, badminton legend Prakash Padukone, ace shooter Anjali Bhagwat, former Indian hockey captain Viren Rasquinha and swimmer Rehan Poncha. The presenters are Paula Malai Ali in English and Divya Jaitley in Hindi.  INCREASED USER INTERACTIONMoreover, Star’s video streaming platform Hotstar will roll out 14 live feeds consistently and up to 36 concurrent seeds at peak on the Olympics video player, available to users on demand through the event. Central to Hotstar’s offering to sports fans will be the rollout of an interactive, data rich Olympic player on the web where users will have the option to switch between the live feeds, have access to day wise listing of events and medals tally, and the ability to personalise the experience by following specific countries and sports disciplines.Also Read:  India hockey team addresses late goal concern to boost Rio hopeslast_img read more

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World Cup Teams To Train In Sydney

first_imgKingsway Playing Fields in St Marys will host the teams on Saturday, 21 May, while Doyle Ground in Parramatta will be the location of day two of the training camp on Sunday, 22 May. The camp is one of two camps to be held in Sydney in the coming weeks before the teams depart for Edinburgh, Scotland to take part in the 2011 Federation of International Touch (FIT) World Cup, which will be contested between Wednesday, 22 June and Sunday, 26 June 2011. Stay tuned to the website for all of the latest news and information from the camp.last_img read more