Plenty of ideas presented for Angel’s Gate Park

first_imgJuli Wolfgram, chairwoman of the master plan steering committee, gave a brief history of the park and explained the planning process. She noted that master plans have been attempted before but failed to be adopted or implemented. “It is my full intent to make sure we move forward,” Wolfgram said of the current planning. The first presentation was by Kimberly Foley of Peninsula Dog Parks, Inc., which is looking for a new home for its off-leash dog park. She suggested that Joan Milke Flores Park, located within Angel’s Gate, would be a great spot, particularly due to its ample space, shade and parking. Bob Armstrong of the Angel’s Gate Hi-Railers Model Railroad Club and Bill Costly of the Belmont Shores Model Railroad Club talked about the history of their respective organizations, which are housed at the park. Both said they have members of all ages and help the community by building or fixing models and teaching kids about railroad safety. Eric Lokke advocated for an ecology, music and history center. He suggested locating the proposed LAUSD high school at Angel’s Gate instead of at the old Navy housing site and said it could make use of the park’s existing programs and buildings. Recreational facilities were the focus of a presentation by Bruce Horton, the chairman of the recreation and parks committee for the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council. He said surveys suggest that students want a skateboard or bike facility, as well as a public pool. Horton also said horseshoe pits, shuffleboard and lawn bowling would draw large crowds to the park. Aekyong “Aggie” Slator proposed a Palace of the Seven Gardens, a public facility with gardens, cuisine, entertainment and events from southeast Asian countries. Slator suggested the palace would be a place to renew the mind, body and spirit, as well as experience different cultures. Cindi Alvitre discussed the idea of a boat house project for ti’atem, plank canoes used by the Tongva community. Alvitre said it would honor the area’s original inhabitants, as well as educate future generations. The project would include a building area, a performance and classroom space, and community outreach. Last to present was Nathan Birnbaum, the executive director of Angel’s Gate Cultural Center. He suggested creating a non-profit center at the park, to include all the organizations and clubs. He said this would help streamline fundraising and marketing and ultimately bring in more users and funding. There is one more public forum on Sept. 29, after which the steering committee will review suggestions and submit a recommendation to the city. Wolfgram said the goal is to have the recommendation in by the end of 2007. rachel.jones@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Rachel Jones STAFF WRITER There is no shortage of ideas about what to do with Angel’s Gate Park, now in the middle of a master planning process to determine its future. On Sept. 8, a public forum was held to allow organizations and residents to share their visions for the park. Seven presenters revealed their plans or hopes, and attendees learned more about the next phase of planning. last_img read more

Expert view – PSG will NOT let Edinson Cavani join Manchester United but Angel Di Maria COULD join

first_imgJulien Laurens, talkSPORT’s expert on all things French football, joined The Sports Bar on Tuesday.He discussed Manchester United’s reported interest in PSG striker Edinson Cavani, although claimed the Ligue 1 club will not sell the Uruguay international.But Laurens did suggest Angel Di Maria could finally move to Paris having had his heart set on a move to the French capital last summer.“PSG will not sell Cavani,” he told The Sports Bar.“The idea is to get Di Maria from United, he wants to leave, he wants to go to Paris. He wanted to leave last summer – everything was done between him and PSG, but the problem was Financial Fair Play at the time which meant PSG couldn’t afford him, hence he joined United.“He still wants to come to Paris and now they don’t have FFP sanctions against them, they’re free to sign him and pay the wages he wants.“I can see him going from United to PSG but I definitely can’t see Cavani going the other way – not at any price.“Simply because PSG see Cavani as the future when Zlatan Ibrahimovic retires, which will be next summer, and they paid a lot of money to prepare him as their next top striker – he was actually PSG’s top-scoring striker last season and scored more than Ibra, so they rely on him a lot.”last_img read more

S. Whittier board candidates say it’s time for a change

first_imgStys said part of the problem comes from restrictions in the No Child Left Behind Act. She said state officials are anticipating that by 2014, every district in the state will be in program improvement “because of the way the law is written. “We’re all working hard to work our way out of it, and we have some plans to do that,” Stys said. “But it takes time.” Tafoya, whose three children attend South Whittier schools, said he believes the board hasn’t been very responsive to the community. “The honest reason why I’m running is for my children, plain and simple,” Tafoya said. “I’m an average individual with education, and I have children who need my support. “And there are children in this community who need an advocate’s voice – and honestly, I haven’t seen any changes like that in the past few years.” The forum was organized by the Whittier League of Women Voters. tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SOUTH WHITTIER – With a new slew of administrators in place, the South Whittier School District is on the cusp of a new era, four school board candidates said Wednesday during a debate at Graves Middle School. Although only two seats are up for grabs in the Nov. 6 elections, all four board hopefuls told about 40 audience members at a candidates’ forum that they are the ones who should help usher in that change. The candidates are longtime incumbent Sharon Stys, 58, current board President Jan Baird, 54, and two challengers – parents Ivan Tafoya, 36, and Josue Alvarado, 26. They were quizzed by audience members on topics like the controversial No Child Left Behind Act, failing schools, top campaign contributors and combating gang activity. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“I know many of you think I have no experience under my belt, but the fact is I was very involved at Rio Hondo (College) in the three years I was there,” said Alvarado, who has sole custody of his 6-year-old son. “It’s through parent involvement that children’s learning is stimulated,” he said. “Most parents leave it to the mother, but as a father, I want my son to see how important it is to his father – it’s so important that I’m trying my best to make sure responsible decisions are being made not just for him, but the entire district.” Baird, who was appointed to her seat four years ago, said the hiring of new Superintendent Erich Kwek and a new team of administrators means the district is “ready to take action.” Of particular note is the fact that five of the district’s schools have been given a “program improvement” designation for failing to meet annual testing targets. “The fact that Graves (Middle) is in its fourth year of program improvement is a major concern for me,” Baird said. “But we’re deciding on a course of action and there are some drastic changes that could happen here that I believe will pull us out of this.” last_img read more

Everton and Tottenham told to forget about luring Marseille starlet away

first_imgMarseille prodigy Georges-Kevin N’Koudou is expected to put a move to Everton or Tottenham on hold for a year.The winger enjoyed an impressive campaign for the Ligue 1 side last term, scoring 10 goals and providing a further five assists in 36 appearances.Both clubs scouted the 21-year-old on regular occasions last season and have been in contact with Marseille over his availability this summer.According to L’Equipe, Marseille are refusing to negotiate with either club and have told the player his development will be enhanced if he stays in France for another season.A France Under-21 international, N’Koudou graduated from the Nantes academy in 2013 before Marseille swooped for him last summer.N’Koudou penned a five-year contract with Marseille when he joined and while the club are under no illusion that he is likely to be snapped up by a Premier League club in the future, they have told the playmaker in no uncertain terms that he will be staying put this summer. Georges-Kevin N’Koudou 1last_img read more

IT Sligo to host Environmental Science field day

first_imgIT Sligo is hosting an exciting Field Day for people who are interested in finding out more about a career in Environmental Science.Activities on the day will include a visit to near-by sites of geological interest, water quality assessment and soil sampling.The free event will be held at IT Sligo on Saturday, April 14 from 1pm to 5pm and is being hosted by the Department of Environmental Science. The Field Day will be of particular interest to those considering studying Environmental Science at IT Sligo.Dr Frances Lucy, Head of Department of Environmental Science, said: “The day will be run by our experienced lecturing staff who will get the students involved in hands-on field work. It is a real taster day for our well-recognised Environmental Science degrees. If you are enjoying geography and biology at school, this event is for you.“Our graduates are walking straight into well paid jobs in both the public and private sector. For students who like a mix of indoor and outdoor life, this is a great career path involving field work, lots of technology and never a boring day!”Although the event is free, places are limited so booking is essential. To book a place, please contact Dr Frances Lucy at lucy.frances@itsligo.ie by April 12. For more information, see www.itsligo.ie Participants are required to wear warm, waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear. Please bring along wellies, sunscreen and a packed lunch. IT Sligo to host Environmental Science field day was last modified: April 5th, 2018 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:Enviromental ScienceField TripIT Sligolast_img read more

GAA NEWS: URRIS CLUB NOTES

first_imgGAA Bingo- Every Thursday Night At 9pm In St Marys Hall Clonmany Everyone Welcome.MONSTER BINGO THIS COMING SUNDAY 14th OCTOBER IN CLONMANY YOUTH CLUB, AT 3pm €1,000 on 9th page Books €10 Sheets €2 Tickets for Monster Hamper Available on the day.Match & Win for 04/10/2012 No jackpot winner last week this weeks jackpot will rise to €4,340.00 Numbers drawn were 15,16,17,20 €15 consolation prizes went to Bridget Kelly (Jack) Letter, Sammy Harkin Urrismana, Maria Kelly Dunaff, Michelle Kelly Dunaff, Philip Porter Rooskey. Club Meeting – The next club meeting this week on Wednesday 10th October at 8.30pm.Results: U13 boys lost in the Final to Muff the Urris boys were defeated by Muff for a second year in this Final but did not give up a well played game til the end.Senior Result: Urris 0-8 Termon 2-15.UNDERAGE FIXTURES: Under 13.5 Ryan Milk Products (Burnfoot) League, Round 2 Urris v Burt Saturday 13th October at 12 noon. Club Merchandise – Contact Alan Friel 0879029672.New Club Website www.urris.gaa.ie.Any items for the notes please send to lckn3@eircom.net or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening.        GAA NEWS: URRIS CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 8th, 2012 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:URRIS CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

Raheem Sterling grateful for public support amid media criticism for gun tattoo

first_img1 Raheem Sterling insists scrutiny surrounding his gun tattoo has not negatively affected World Cup preparations, with the England forward instead taking heart from the love showed to him by the public.Sterling’s unfinished leg tattoo of a gun brought criticism from sections of the media at the start of last week, leading the Football Association to express its full support of a player who explained it was in tribute to his father after he was gunned down in Jamaica when the forward was just two.There was further scrutiny after Sterling took a tumble in Saturday’s friendly win against Nigeria – a match he was going to be dropped for having reported late for camp, only for manager Gareth Southgate to change his mind after the player came under attack for his tattoo.Sterling said: “(This week) it’s not really been that tough. Things happened and get spoken about, but I put that to one side. I’ve been focused on training and playing Nigeria, so for me it was a normal week to be honest.“The only thing that changed was that I was in the newspapers a bit more. I just got on with my day. I spoke with my mum and she was OK. My daughter and my son are OK, I’m fine.“That was the least of my worries. It’s obviously bad to see yourself spoken of in that light, but it’s not something that gets me down.“I’ve got a World Cup to prepare for and I’ve had training sessions every day, so my mind was already occupied. That was the least of my worries.”Sterling has, though, been aware of the widespread public support – backing that has not always been there.“I heard that there was a lot of positives,” Sterling, who referred to himself as ‘The Hated One’ at Euro 2016, said.“I am grateful to see stuff like that and it just shows how far I am coming and how much the people are really taking to me as a person. Because they can probably see my true colours and my true personality, so it’s really good to see.”Sterling was peppered with questions during a 45-minute open media session at St George’s Park, just days after England beat Nigeria 2-1 in their penultimate World Cup warm-up friendly.The 23-year-old lined up in attack with Harry Kane at Wembley, where he wasted a couple of good chances to score to leave his international record at just two goals in 38 games.“I thought we played well as a team,” Sterling said. “The first 45 minutes was some great football – probably some of the best we’ve played all year.“So, it’s a lot of positives to take from that and a lot of positives to build on as well. I am not really desperate (to score), you know?“If the team goes all the way and does really well and wins every game and I don’t score, I am telling you I’ll be more than excited.“As long as we do progress and do well, as long as I can help, if I don’t score it’s not the biggest issue in the world as long as we do well. That’s my main focus. But the goals will come, and I am sure of that.”Sterling may well get another chance to score when England line up against Costa Rica at Elland Road in Leeds this Thursday.A brief break follows the final friendly before an internal game and the squad jetting off to Russia on June 12.Asked if he was desperate to get out there and get started, Sterling said: “No, you take your time, prepare how we have and take every moment as it comes, every day as it comes.“Prepare right and when that moment comes that you are ready.”last_img read more

Liverpool ace admits: ‘I’d never say never to Celtic or Rangers move’

first_img Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos ALMOST Milner continues to excel in the Premier League He’s made 135 appearances for the Reds since joining on a free transfer from Manchester City in the summer of 2015, helping the Anfield outfit become genuine title contenders and reach last season’s Champions League final.Milner has proven he remains perfectly suited to football at an elite level, and his brilliant fitness and work rate make it likely he will be able to keep playing until well into his late 30s.Whether that will be with Liverpool remains to be seen, though Milner has previously admitted he would ‘love’ to play for Leeds again, having started his career at Elland Road. ‘I think it’s careless’ – Gerrard takes aim at Scotland for Jack injury ‘IT’S ON’ I told Rangers to beat Spurs to Luka Modric signing, reveals Ally McCoist WAT ABOUT THAT McCoist tells funny Rangers story about Gazza and new Napoli boss Gattuso Most read in Scottish football kent bound 2 Rangers won’t be forced to sell star striker in January, Ibrox chief claims Rangers team up with hummel UK to launch eco-friendly ZEROH2O kit scrap NOT HAPPY Liverpool midfielder James Milner has admitted he’d ‘never say never’ if offered the chance to join Celtic or Rangers some time in the future.Milner, 32, has continued to be one of the best players in the Premier League despite making his debut for Leeds over 15 years ago, with the versatile former England international a vitally important memeber of Jurgen Klopp’s high-flying squad. LANGUAGE BARRIER Robertson was released by Celtic as a teenager, but remains crazy about the club fear NO MOR Vinnie Jones: What I would have done to Scott Brown after Old Firm wind-up antics Karamoko Dembele ‘chooses’ who he will play for internationally He continued: “We have got Robbo in our dressing room who goes on about Celtic non-stop. He will definitely have it [Sunday’s Old Firm derby] on.“It was pretty neutral before he came, but I must admit I do lean towards the Rangers side when we are talking about it just to wind him up if nothing else.” However, the 32-year-old has now been asked whether he would ever consider moving north of the border some time in the future, to join one of Scottish football’s giants, Celtic or Rangers.“I would never say never,” Milner told the Herald. “You never know what is going to happen.”Though Milner displayed no real allegiance to either Old Firm rival, the midfielder did admit he’s starting to side towards Rangers – simply to annoy Celtic mad team-mate Andy Robertson. 2 Rangers finally get their man as Liverpool agree to £7m sale decision last_img read more

SON OF GLENCOLMCILLE MAN SET TO RUN FOR US CONGRESS

first_imgA PROUD Glencolmcille man has thrown his support behind his son in his bid for high office in the United States.Brendan F. Boyle is already a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.His father Frank is a native Irish speaker from Glencolmcille who left Ireland in 1970 aged 19. Son Brendan is the state representative from the 170th District, which covers parts of Northeast Philadelphia and Montgomery County.He has represented the district since 2009 and has now announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania’s 13th congressional district.His brother Kevin also serves Pennsylvania, following in his brother’s footsteps in 2010 – to become the first brothers to serve together in the state legislature.Their father Frank works as a janitor on the state’s transport system – and goes out canvassing for his son in the evenings. The working class rooted family are having to face-off against the wealth of the Clintons in the campaign (that’s former President Bill!)Wealthy Marjorie Margolies (71), is also running for the seat – she is Chelsea Clinton’s mother-in-law!“This race is not about Bill Clinton; it’s about Frank Boyle and it’s about the millions of others like him who need a champion in Washington, ” said Brendan. SON OF GLENCOLMCILLE MAN SET TO RUN FOR US CONGRESS was last modified: April 19th, 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:Brendan F BoyledonegalFrank BoyleGlencolmcillelast_img read more

SERIOUS ROAD ACCIDENT IN MANORCUNNINGHAM CAUSING LENGTHY TRAFFIC DELAYS

first_imgEmergency services are currently attending the scene of a serious road accident which occurred just outside Murray Motors Garage, Manorcunningham. The incident happened on the main Letterkenny to Derry road.Traffic diversions have already been put in place and lengthy delays are expected in the area for at least the next few hours or so. It is not yet known how seriously injured those involved in the accident are.Gardaí are still at the scene surveying the incident, while those injured have been removed from the scene to Letterkenny General Hospital via ambulance.We’ll have more on this story as it emerges.   SERIOUS ROAD ACCIDENT IN MANORCUNNINGHAM CAUSING LENGTHY TRAFFIC DELAYS was last modified: July 22nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:accidentGardaiManorcunnighamnewsNewtoncunninghamsmashlast_img read more