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Stars have their chance to shine in Lakewood

first_imgCHRIS KELLY staff Above, Shrewsbury’s Kevin Snyder fires a pitch to the plate during the ABCCL All-Star game on Sunday at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood. At left, Nate Buchte, of Rutgers University, slides safely into third base in front of MonmouthUniversity’s Marc Weres. The Atlantic Baseball Confederation Collegiate League (ABCCL) Annual Showcase was held at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood on Sunday. Several professional scouts were in attendance to measure the performance of 66 collegiate players during pregame drills, and later watch them perform in a showcase game in which the Berra Division had an uncontested 10-5 victory over the Doby Division. The Berra Division included players from the Jersey Shore Tides, Manchester Yankees, Ocean Giants, and Protocall Starz. Representatives from those teams contributed to the lopsided victory over the Doby Division, represented by the Toms River Black Sox, Freehold Clippers, Central Jersey Cougars and Middletown Monarchs. The Berra Division sprung to an early lead in the second inning by scoring two runs off Black Sox pitcher Bobby Darling (Tusculum College) and one in the third off Erik Holik (Rider University). The Doby team had key hits from the Tides’ Sean Abate (Penn), the Giants’ John Wilkes (Siena College), and the Starz’s Tim Querns and Vic Cegles (both of Rutgers). The lead grew to 9-0 as the Berra team sealed the victory in the first six innings, led by hits from the Tides’ Chris Kapsales (Middlesex) and Mike Pahira (Pace U), and the Yankees’ Tom Letizia (Rider) and Mike O’Malley (St. Johns University). The Tides’ Tom Rinaldi contributed a hard-hit sacrifice fly for an RBI, and teammates Chris Wilson (The College of New Jersey), John Walsh (Seton Hall), and Cody Caughenbaugh (Ohio State) all scored runs. Walsh also had an RBI and Wilson added a hit later in the game to complete his offensive contribution, while the Giants’ Jim DaSilva (FDU-Madison) had a sacrifice fly for the Berra team’s final run. The Berra pitchers coasted the rest of the way with the big lead never in question. Perfect innings were pitched by Tom Ford (Rutgers-Camden), Mike Downs (Richard Stockton College), and Matt Coulson (Rowan), and the winning team’s pitching staff was rounded out by Berra teammates Erik Chandler (Viginia), Kevin Snyder (Siena), Zachery Clark (York College), Anthony DeRogatis (Caldwell College), Santo Maertz (St. Peter’s College), Tim Woodhull (Rutgers) and Chris Kapsales (Middlesex). They combined for a total of 13 strikeouts of Doby players. The ABCCL playoffs will be starting on Thursday. The schedule can be seen at www.abccl.com.last_img read more

Surging San Miguel locks up top seed, clips GlobalPort

first_imgBen&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards June Mar Fajardo also posted a double-double with 19 points and 15 rebounds while Marcio Lassiter fired 22 points built on four 3-pointers for San Miguel.Santos’ 31 points are his most since setting a career-high 34 points in a win over Rain or Shine in the 2012 Commissioner’s Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnStanley Pringle had 21 points on an efficient 9-of-13 shooting from the field that went with six rebounds while Terrence Romeo added 16 points and nine assists for the Batang Pier.GlobalPort slipped into a five-way tie in second place with Barangay Ginebra, Phoenix, TNT and Rain or Shine with similar 5-4 slates. Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gamboa officially assumes post as new PNP chief LATEST STORIES Romeo has now scored at least 10 points for the 45th straight time, according to the league’s head statistician Fidel Mangonon.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Painters ‘terrible’ in loss to Bolts, says Garcia Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitecenter_img Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member PBA IMAGESDefending champion San Miguel Beer clinched the No. 1 seed after nipping GlobalPort, 106-100, in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Saturday night at Hoops Dome in Lapu Lapu City in Cebu.Arwind Santos exploded for 31 points on top of 10 rebounds to lead the Beermen, who have now won eight games in a row and rose to 9-1.ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town View comments MOST READ Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victimslast_img read more

Finance, health experts gather in Haiti for 3rd LAC forum on fighting HIV

first_imgThe Third Latin American and Caribbean Forum on Sustainability of the HIV Response, “Road to Ending AIDS in LAC: Towards Sustainable Regional Fast Track Targets”, will be held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, from 6 to 8 November, 2017.The Caribbean will be represented by National AIDS programme managers, chief medical officers, key populations and regional partners.Regional partners will include University of the West Indies, Caribbean Med Labs Foundation (CMLF) and the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC).  Civil Society Organisations will also be participating, including the Caribbean Sex Work Coalition (CSWC), Caribbean Forum for Liberation and Acceptance of Genders and Sexualities (CariFLAGS), Caribbean Regional Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS (CRN+), Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality (ECADE),  The DMARCO Foundation and the Trinidad and Tobago Transgender Coalition.According to a statement from the CARICOM Secretariat, key populations expected to attend include People Living with HIV (PLHIV) and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) representatives.Through the ‘Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS: ‘On the Fast-Track to Accelerating the Fight against HIV and to Ending the AIDS Epidemic by 2030’, the world has pledged within the Sustainable Development Goals to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030. Countries have committed to a “Fast-Track” approach from now until 2020, and reaffirm, in light of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, concrete policies and actions to close the global HIV and AIDS resource gap, and to fully fund the HIV and AIDS response with the target of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.Following the successful experiences of the first and second Latin American and Caribbean Forums, the key objective of this third Forum is to develop and implement the rapid expansion of an efficient, effective, integrated and sustainable HIV response aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Latin America and the Caribbean regional Fast Track Agenda.The Forum, which will gather finance and HIV experts from Latin America, the Caribbean, and from around the world, will provide a space for sharing information on national progress and preliminary results towards the achievement of the agreed “90-90-90”, and the prevention and zero discrimination targets, challenges and unmet needs from the 2015 Rio Call to Action.It will also provide a space for sharing new scientific data to support the implementation of cost effective and efficient interventions across the continuum of HIV prevention, care and treatment. Finally, it will facilitate a discussion around strategies and mechanisms to transition into nationally sustainable responses to end AIDS as a public health threat in Latin America and the Caribbean by 2030.This forum is organised as a collaborative effort by the Government of Haiti, in coordination with the Horizontal Technical Cooperation Group (GCTH); the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP); the Minister of Health of Brazil; the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); the Pan American Health Organization; the Global Fund Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF); the Latin American Network of People Living with HIV (REDLA+), and the Caribbean Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS (CRN+).last_img read more

Chemelil put limping Leopards to sleep

first_imgThe struggling sides took to the AstroTurf pitch without their head coaches with Leopards’ Croat boss Zdravko Logarusic going missing after making a comeback for last Sunday’s aborted Mashemeji Derby against archrivals and champions, Gor Mahia.Assistant coach, Ezekiel Akwana, took charge of cash-strapped Ingwe whilst Hillary Ouma was in the opposite dugout of the sugar millers with his boss and 2014 KPL Coach-of-the-Year, Mike Mururi, reportedly handed a two-week break as speculation mounts on his future after a wretched season.Only a handful of Leopards fans turned up for the crucial encounter for the fading titans who are fighting to salvage a nightmare season with the club set to play their next two fixtures behind closed doors.In the end, another painful loss meant the team sunk to one win in 14 matches as the team advanced to yet another crisis- it never rains, it pours they say.Akwana made a single change against the team that faced Gor, handing defender Solomon Nasio his debut to replace suspended skipper, Jackson Saleh, while the cane cutters welcomed back their lethal forward, Karani.Michael Khamati looped the ball over Chemelil keeper, Jairus Adira but the ball was hacked off the line as Leopards threatened a dream start in the second minute.Their early fizz dissipated after 15 minutes as Chemelil started bossing play and it took them only three minutes to get the opener.Karani sprung into action with devastating effect, punishing Martin Kiiza’s defensive blooper to bamboozle his partner, Eric Masika, before firing in his fifth goal of the season.He should have grabbed his brace four minutes to the breather but was denied by the wood work.Chemelil doubled the lead after the impressive Karani finally notched a deserved double after he connected well from a Joseph Oyoo corner in the 55th.Akwana withdrew Khalid Jumaan for Otieno in a change that was effective with the new man taking only six minutes to claw one back from brilliant build-up play instigated by stand-in captain Bernard Mang’oli.The skipper exchanged passes with Lamin Diallo who in-turn set Otieno free for a wonderful finish as Leopards showed the quality they can produce when on song.However, such moments have only come fleetingly in a season characterised by a massive exodus at the end of the first leg and training boycotts that have spilled into the second half of the campaign.Against demotivated players, the task for Chemelil to hold on to their slim advatage did not take a monumental effort, sealing the victory that will drag them further from trouble.It was the second win on the trot for the club that has flirted with relegation as they remained 13th on 24 points, with Leopards, still holding on to fifth 11 ahead. 0Shares0000Meshack Karani celebrates scoring against AFC Leopards in their SPL match on Saturday, August 29, 2015. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, August 29 – Troubled AFC Leopards sunk to further woes after they were skinned 2-1 by bogey side and equally disturbed Chemelil Sugar as fans kept away from the SportPesa Premier League clash at Nairobi’s City Stadium on Saturday.Returning striker, Meshack Karani, was the hero for Chemelil, firing the double that lead his side to maximum points while substitute Duncan Otieno’s second half goal gave the traditional league giants who are a pale shadow of their former glory brief hope in the second half. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Realty agents suspended in mortgage fraud sceme

first_imgThe agents, who work out of Prudential’s Estate Properties office on Wilshire Boulevard, are independent contractors whose pay is solely derived from commissions earned on real estate transactions. The U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles indicted the real estate agents last week, along with two licensed appraisers, on multiple counts of conspiracy, bank fraud and loan fraud. The four allegedly participated in a complicated scheme that involved inflating the price of several homes in order to trick banks into funding mortgage loans that were hundreds of thousands of dollars higher than the properties actually cost, according to court documents. For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BEVERLY HILLS – Two real estate agents indicted for their alleged participation in a mortgage fraud scheme have been suspended by their employer, Prudential California Realty. Joseph Babajian and Kyle Grasso, who often work together and are among the top-producing real estate agents in Southern California, have been ordered not to conduct any real estate transactions until the federal case against them has been resolved. Each denies wrongdoing. Before their recent suspension, the pair had more than $65 million in residential real estate listed for sale. Babajian was recently reported to be a co-listing agent on a 15,000- square-foot Beverly Hills mansion priced at $24.95 million. last_img read more

Popular Holy Cross chief anesthesiologist killed in crash

first_imgDr. Ferdinand Adriatico was the life of the party at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. During the holidays, he would organize festivities for the staff, even throwing a separate party for his operating room nurses, always laughing and dancing. “He always kept everyone’s morale up,” said Dr. Mugureich Balabanian, the hospital’s chief of staff, who knew Adriatico for 25 years. “He was always laughing. He was fun to be around and very approachable. Adriatico, the chief of anesthesiology at Holy Cross, died Monday when his Mercedes-Benz was struck by a Ford Explorer that drifted into oncoming traffic. Danielle Marella, a 42-year-old nurse from Canoga Park, is expected to be charged with vehicular manslaughter for her role in the crash, police said Tuesday. Adriatico was pronounced dead at the scene. Marella suffered a broken hip and leg, and paramedics smelled alcohol on her breath, police said. Detectives were still awaiting her blood-alcohol level from the hospital Tuesday, Mann said. “She’s in a lot of pain,” said the family member. “She really didn’t know what took place. The police told her she crossed the line and hit the Mercedes, after they put her under arrest.” Marella, who has two teenage daughters, will likely be charged with gross vehicular manslaughter, Mann said. “People need to slow down,” he said. “You’ll get there the same time. That’s all we want – people to slow down and start paying more attention to driving.” Josh Kleinbaum, (818) 713-3669 josh.kleinbaum@dailynews.com 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 MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 “Everybody is very, very shocked with this news,” Balabanian said. “They’re going to miss not only a good physician, but a great guy.” Adriatico, 59, graduated from the medical school at University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines in 1970. He received his California physician’s license in 1978 and began working at Providence Holy Cross soon after. He was certified in anesthesiology and pain management. Away from the hospital, he was an amateur landscaper and architect and collected stamps, Balabanian said. Adriatico was traveling east on Roscoe Boulevard just after 3 p.m. Monday in his silver Mercedes. Marella, a case management nurse at Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center, was driving west, rushing to pick up her teenage daughter at El Camino Real High School, said one of her family members, who did not want to give his name. Marella, driving a 2003 Explorer, crossed a double-yellow line to pass a Honda sport-utility vehicle, witnesses told police. She returned to the westbound lane after passing the Honda, but then drifted back into the eastbound lane and collided with Adriatico’s Mercedes, LAPD Detective Jim Mann said. last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgPICO RIVERA – A man was shot to death outside a party in Pico Rivera early Sunday morning, sheriff’s officials said. The shooting in the 4400 block of Durfee Avenue was reported at 2:53 a.m., and the victim was declared dead at a hospital shortly afterward, said Deputy Oscar Butao of the sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau. The victim was standing near a house-warming party prior to the shooting and got into a fight with the gunman, Butao said. A short time later the victim appeared to be leaving the location when he was confronted by the gunman, who shot the victim in his upper body, officials said. The victim was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. For more information, call (562) 693-8331. Youth ceramics class announced LA MIRADA – The La Mirada Activity Center will host a weeklong ceramics class for children 7 to 14 years old, from 9 a.m. to 3p.m. Aug. 7 through 10. The registration fee is $200, plus a $35 materials fee. Space is limited. For more information, call (562) 943-7277. Hospital urges blood donations WHITTIER – Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital urges residents to donate blood. Insufficient blood supplies could cause postponement of surgeries and create added dangers in emergencies. Donors must be at least 18 years old; 17-year-olds may donate with parental permission. Blood donations can be made at the PIH Donor Center, 12401 Washington Blvd. from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Appointments are encouraged, but not required. For more information, or to make appointments, call (562) 698-0811, Ext. 2872. Project Amiga golf tourney scheduled WHITTIER – Project Amiga’s seventh annual charity golf tournament will be held at noon Sept. 26 at the California County Club, 1509 S. Workman Mill Road. The event will include lunch, a round of golf, dinner, and a raffle and auction. Efren Herrera, former kicker for the Dallas Cowboys, is scheduled to participate. Project Amiga, based in South El Monte, provides services to at-risk youths and offers gang prevention programs. For more information, call (626) 401-1395. Scleroderma talk to be held Aug. 19 WHITTIER – The Whittier-San Gabriel Valley Area Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation will hold a free lecture, “Dental Challenges and Hygiene Needs of Scleroderma Patients,” given by Kathy Hebert from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 19 in the auditorium at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, 12401Washington Blvd. The Whittier-San Gabriel Valley support group reminds guests who plan to attend the lecture to bring any items they would like to donate for its fundraising raffle Nov. 18. For more information, call (626) 369-2096. – From staff reports160Want 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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Anyone with any information regarding the shooting attack was asked to call sheriff’s homicide detectives at (323) 890-5500. La Serna plans cheerleading camp WHITTIER – Sign up before Aug. 3 for La Serna High School’s junior cheer camp, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon beginning Aug. 25. Sign-ups end Aug. 3. Early registration is $40 if paid before or by Aug. 3. A $10 discount is available when two siblings sign up. The camp will be held at La Serna High gym and taught by the high school cheer squad. last_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesFree wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY TODAY Business workshop titled “How to Start and Manage a Business,” 9 a.m.-noon at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Cost: $30. Call (661) 294-9375. Volunteer Orientation, 10-11 a.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Trail Team will meet to repair trails, 9 a.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 6110, 16555 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-9989. MONDAY Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Travel lecture will be presented by Collette Tours Company, 2 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444, Ext. 111. Business workshop titled “Street Smart Marketing,” 6-8 p.m. at the SCV Chamber of Commerce, 28460 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia. Cost: $20. Call (661) 294-9375. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Karaoke night, 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 6110, 16555 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-9989. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Karaoke night, 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 6110, 16555 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-9989. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. THURSDAY Business workshop titled “Employment Law,” 5-8 p.m. at the SCV Chamber of Commerce, 28460 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia. Cost: $30. Call (661) 294-9375. Parent Preview Tour for expectant parents, 7-8 p.m. at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Meet in the lobby at 6:45 p.m. Call (661) 253-8060. The Reading Group will discuss “The Hungry Tide” by Amitav Ghosh, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Valencia Library, 23743 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call Agnes Zagar at (661) 259-8942. Los Angeles Opera League, Santa Clarita Region, will meet, 7-9:30 p.m. at a private home in Valencia. Call Olga Joseau at (661) 297-3086 for directions. Santa Clarita Corvette Club will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-4675. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Karaoke night, 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 6110, 16555 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-9989. FRIDAY AARP Driver Safety Program, 2-6 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Beyond the Honeymoon class for engaged or newly married couples, 8 p.m. at a private home in Santa Clarita. Sponsored by Grace Baptist Church. Call (661) 296-6826. Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355.160Want 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

Controversy erupts over temple’s plan

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’ But some question whether the preliminary opposition to the expansion has more to do with race and religion and less to do with the project. “If this was a Methodist church, would you oppose it?” asked project leader Jimmy Lin to a resident at a recent neighborhood meeting. For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. HACIENDA HEIGHTS – Hacienda Heights boasts one of the largest Buddhist temples in the country. To some, this is a compliment to their community. To others, an insult. “There are two camps in Hacienda Heights,” said Mike Williams, president of the improvement association. “One of them has still not gotten over the fact that the temple is here,” Williams said. The 102,000 square-foot Hsi Lai Temple attracts visitors worldwide, and is hoping to build a 40,000 square-foot community center that could be used for its members as well as residents. The concept is not finalized, but like many construction projects, residents have concerns. They fear traffic increase, hillside grading and environmental impacts.last_img read more

Datebook

first_imgWEDNESDAY International Reading Festival for Children, 10 a.m., Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd. Call (661) 259-8492. UniverSoul Circus daily through Sunday, 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 Wednesday-Friday, Saturday noon, 4 and 8 p.m., Sunday 1, 4 and 7 p.m., Hollywood Park, 1050 S. Prairie St., Inglewood. Call (800) 316-4139. Community Development Hearing, 2 p.m., Calabasas City Hall Conference Room 2, 26135 Mureau Road. Call (818) 878-4225. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Animal tracking presentation by Jim Lowery of Earthskills Inc., 7 p.m., Franklin Canyon, 2600 Franklin Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills. Call (310) 858-7272, Ext. 132. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@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