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first_imgCounty officials in early March gave Downey 30 days to remove the window paintings. Alex Garcia, a supervising regional planner for the county, said window advertisements can cover only 25 percent of the glass, according to county code. Because Downey’s murals covered most of his store’s front windows – and included some advertisements – county officials gave him a month to remove them, or face an initial penalty of $633 – a fee that would triple if not paid within 15 days. But because Downey is now having an artist remove the advertisements from the murals, they will become merely murals again, not subject to the county’s sign ordinance, Garcia said. “Once you put ads on the murals, the whole thing is considered a sign,” Garcia said. Downey, 62, said he was glad he could reach a compromise with county officials on his murals. “\ found a way to denote \ as art, rather than signs, by having me remove the advertisements on them. I was more than willing to work with them,” he said. Downey put up the murals on his windows two years ago, after deciding that taggers were less likely to paint over a mural. He said he had spent more than $40,000 over the past five years cleaning up vandalism and graffiti from his windows. After he hired an artist to air-brush murals onto his windows, incidents went down by about 85 percent, he said. Ruth Keniston, who lives behind Downey’s store, was largely responsible for spurring the signature campaign in support of the murals. “Exactly what I wanted to happen happened,” Keniston said. “I wanted \ to use discretion in interpreting the ordinance. I couldn’t believe that the beautiful murals were illegal, while ugly etched glass was not.” pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – When Los Angeles County officials cited local paint store owner Bob Downey last month for putting murals on his windows, Downey thought he’d lost the one tactic that had helped deter vandals – art. But once word got out about the citation, residents living near Downey’s West Whittier Paint store rallied to his defense. On Monday, Downey said supporters collected nearly 400 signatures within a few weeks, which they then presented to county Supervisor Gloria Molina’s field deputy at a neighborhood meeting. Now an artist hired by Downey is restoring the murals – with some small modifications. last_img read more

Video: Reported Liverpool transfer target scores AGAIN

first_imgJust hours after losing to Crystal Palace, Brendan Rodgers was handed a timely reminder there are plenty of striking options available to him in the January transfer window.Across the English Channel in France, Marseille defeated Bordeaux 3-1 to remain top of Ligue 1, one point ahead of Paris Saint-Germain.Marcelo Bielsa’s men had been a goal down at half-time but thanks to their in form forward Andre-Pierre Gignac, who is repeatedly being linked with Liverpool, they turned the game around to triumph.You can see the French international’s crucial goal – his 11th in 14 games – to make the score 2-1 above…last_img

No regrets for Tirana move, says Muguna

first_img“I think it was a good period to go out and experience something else. I have learnt a lot in the process especially how to tackle challenges and different situations on and off the field and as a player, I feel I have grown a lot,” the midfielder told Capital Sport.Gor’s Kenneth Muguna returned to the club after having unsuccessful stint in FK Tirana. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUAt the height of his blossoming career which started off being named 2016 Kenyan Premier League midfielder of the year and Most Valuable Player before a move to Gor Mahia, he made the decision to re-join his former coach Jose Marcelo Ferreira in Albania.Coach Dylan Kerr was not supportive of the former Western Stima play-maker’s decision to leave the club for Albania, saying at that time that his handlers were misadvising him to move out to the Scandinavian country.Probably, true to his words, things didn’t go well to script and the midfielder returned home alongside former skipper Musa Mohammed – who has meanwhile earned a move to Zambian side Nkana FC.-Lifeline-Keneth Muguna in training. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUHe was embraced back at the club though, a lifeline for his rising career, but the positive man Muguna does not see this as a second chance but rather a new chapter in his book at Gor.“I am coming in to continue from where I left and for those who are asking me why I came back from Europe, they should not be worried. I feel that I made the right decision because I have very good advisors. I am still on the right track because I am young and there is a lot ahead of me,” Muguna noted.He added; “I just have to keep my head up, continue working hard and stay focused.”Kenneth Muguna in training. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUThe midfielder now hopes he can help steer Gor to success this season to win all domestic titles on offer including the elusive FKF Shield which the club last won in 2012.“We have started training early and I think it is good to hit the ground running fast enough. I want to win titles with Gor and I will do my best to help the team prosper,” he noted.Muguna who can play both as an attacking midfielder and a support striker will find stiff competition at the club from the likes of Francis Kahata and Humphrey Mieno, but says he is ready to battle and win his place in the team back.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia midfielder Kenneth Muguna during training. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 1 – Midfielder Kenneth Muguna says he has no regrets for making the decision to move to Albanian club KF Tirana at the beginning of the season despite the fact that he did not stay long at the club.Muguna returned to Gor Mahia after a season in Albania and instead of looking at what never worked for him, he says he picked up a lot of lessons that have made him a better player than he was when he first played for K’Ogalo last year.last_img read more

NUMBER OF PEOPLE EMPLOYED IN DONEGAL GAELTACHT LAST YEAR FALLS BY 131

first_imgThe number of people employed in the Donegal Gaeltacht fell by 131 in 2011, the annual Udaras na Gaeltachta reported has revealed.Although 259 new jobs were created in various companies, the closure of a number of businesses has led to an overll drop in jobs.The biggest loss was the closure of Gal Ard Teo which resulted in 184 job losses. New jobs were created in companies such as R.A.Pacáistí Teo, Éist & Cuidiú Teo, the Largo Foods group and Fáisc Miotail Teo on the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park, and in companies in the textile sector in Snáth Chill Chartha and Cuan Tamhnaigh Teo in south-west Donegal.The report, which was published this morning, revealed that there were 1,876 full-time jobs in Udaras-supported companies in the Donegal Gaeltacht at the end of last year.Other significant investments announced during the year included the decision by Largo Foods to invest €2.6m in its manufacturing facility on the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park and the decision by Randox Teo to acquire the building it leased from Údarás in An Clochán Liath at a cost of €1m.The development of the Áislann on the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park also continued. With an overall investment of €8m to date, the ground floor is now complete and currently houses a crèche and preschool, an arts exhibition centre and a county library.The business incubation centre on the first floor has been completed and a marketing campaign will begin in early 2012 in an effort to attract up to 10 micro-businesses involved in the technology sector to the Áislann.Works will continue to complete the remainder of the first and second floor development for the purposes of attracting new enterprises in the future. All of these investments signify a vote confidence in the Donegal Gaeltacht, its workforce and the community in general.There were also 263 people employed on social employment schemes in the Donegal Gaeltacht at the end of the year.The employment schemes are managed and administered by Údarás na Gaeltachta and funded through the Department of Social Protection. NUMBER OF PEOPLE EMPLOYED IN DONEGAL GAELTACHT LAST YEAR FALLS BY 131 was last modified: January 22nd, 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:donegalÚdarás na Gaeltachtalast_img read more

Norwich confirm departure of chief executive David McNally after Twitter posts

first_img1 David McNally has resigned as chief executive of relegation-threatened Norwich following a weekend of uncertainty.A tweet from McNally’s Twitter feed on Saturday saw him offer to quit as angry fans vented their frustration following the 1-0 defeat by Manchester United at Carrow Road.The loss, City’s fourth in a row, left them 19th in the Barclays Premier League and on the brink of a second relegation in three seasons with just two games remaining.McNally tweeted: “that’s ok and I understand your view. I’ve resigned tonight and I hope that the club can now progress.”Another tweet in the early hours of Sunday morning from the account suggested McNally, who arrived at Carrow Road in 2009, had changed his mind.It said: “I take back what was said earlier. I remain fully committed to NCFC and to Delia and Michael,&I’ve not resigned. My apologies.”The tweets were later deleted from his account but on Monday morning a statement on the club’s official website confirmed McNally’s departure.It read: “David McNally has resigned from his position as chief executive of Norwich City Football Club Plc.“The board of directors has unanimously agreed to accept his resignation and would like to place on record their sincere gratitude for David’s game-changing contribution to the football club since he joined in the summer of 2009.“David played a leading role as the club erased crippling debts and rose from the lower reaches of League One to the Barclays Premier League.“Everyone at Carrow Road wishes him all the very best for the future.“Director of finance Steve Stone has been appointed interim chief executive and the board and everybody at the club is totally focused on supporting Alex (Neil) and the players as we head in to Wednesday night’s vital Premier League game against Watford at Carrow Road.” David McNally with Norwich chairman Ed Balls last_img read more

San Pedro Education Breifs

first_imgTeachers are advised not to park any vehicles in the faculty parking lot. Boosters install new officers The San Pedro Pirate Booster Club held its 49th annual Installation of Officers banquet Dec. 4 at Ante’s Restaurant in San Pedro. Edward Grajeda was named the Booster Club President for 2008 and new board of directors and officers were installed. An artistic rendering of a tile mural project to honor former USC football player Mario Danelo was also presented at the event. Former booster club presidents, including Matty Domancich, Emil Erdelez, Dave Trujillo, Rick Trujillo, Frank Baca, Richard Wagoner and Bill Seixas attended the event. Seventh Street Elementary School Pre-kindergarten program to start The school is accepting applications for its School Readiness and Language Development Program, which provides pre-kindergarten students with oral language education in speech, listening and vocabulary. The program, which is scheduled to begin in February, will operate Monday to Thursday with morning and afternoon sessions. To qualify for enrollment, students must have been 4 years old by Dec. 2 and have a parent or guardian available to attend mandatory monthly parent-teacher conferences and parent education classes, and volunteer in the classroom. For applications and more information, visit the school office, 1570 W. Seventh St., San Pedro, or call 310-832-1538. Local high schools Elks giving award money The San Pedro Elks Lodge will give away $6,000 in award money to six high school seniors as part of the Elks National Foundation 2008 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest. Local winners have the opportunity to advance through the district, state and national contests and win scholarships ranging from $4,000 to $60,000 awarded over a four-year period. The student must be a high school senior and a United States citizen to be eligible for the local contest. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need. The deadline for completed applications is Jan. 11. Applications are available from the San Pedro Elks Lodge, 1748 Cumbre Drive, San Pedro, or http://www .elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm. For more information call, 310-831-0624 Ext. 104. justina.ly@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Thirty-one high school bands and drill teams participated in the event and were judged in the areas of music performance, general effect and visual performance. Awards were also given for top auxiliary (drill team, dance or flags) units as well. The competition was hosted by East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park. Tree trimming to affect parking Tree trimming is scheduled to take place at San Pedro High School next Monday through Friday. San Pedro High School Band takes 2nd in competition The school band placed second at the Los Angeles Unified School District’s annual Band and Drill Team Championship. The 110-member band performed music from “West Side Story” at the Dec. 8 event. last_img read more

John Terry admits he is dreaming of returning to Chelsea as manager

first_img1 John Terry has signed a one-year contract with Aston Villa Aston Villa’s new signing John Terry has set his sights on returning to Chelsea one day as manager.The 36-year-old chose to join Championship club Aston Villa having ruled out a Premier League move following 22 years at Stamford Bridge, saying playing against the Blues “just doesn’t sit right” with him.Speaking about managing his former club, quoted in several national newspapers, Terry said: “That’s a goal. Me and Lamps (Frank Lampard) have had those conversations.“Do you dream too big? I don’t think you can ever dream too big.“I’ve always wanted to be the very best and if that’s in management, then Chelsea’s the one. That would be incredible but I realise as well you can’t go in somewhere like Chelsea as your first job.”Terry, who made over 700 appearances and won 15 major honours with the Blues, signed a one-year deal with Villa on Monday after snubbing more lucrative offers to remain in the top flight.Swansea and West Brom were keen to keep him in the uppermost division but the ex-England captain, whose capture was announced in a faux WhatsApp conversation by Villa, revealed he was uneasy about representing one of Chelsea’s Premier League rivals so soon after bidding farewell.“Playing against Chelsea just doesn’t sit right with me, to be honest,” he said.“Whether that’s different in a year’s time, I don’t know. The raw emotion of leaving the club after so long there…(playing against them) just didn’t sit right with me.“I had a lot of big financial offers to play in the Premier League and still play at the top, but once I took that decision out of it – that I wasn’t playing in the Premier League – this was an easy one for me.“For a few weeks I switched off and a lot of managers gave me a lot of time and respect to make my decision and come to terms with it.“After 22 years at Chelsea it took a few weeks longer than I probably predicted. They were 22 fantastic and unbelievable years that I will never forget but I’m excited about this challenge here of getting us up.”As Terry starts a new chapter in his career, the ending of the last instalment continues to be the subject of a Football Association investigation.It is understood the FA is still looking at the defender’s pre-planned substitution against Sunderland in May, which was scheduled to begin in the 26th minute in a nod to Terry’s shirt number, after three punters who wagered a bet on that very outcome were paid out by a bookmaker.last_img read more

FANCY BEATING GAA STARS MURPHY AND GALLAGHER IN THE GLENSWILLY 5K?

first_imgNeil Gallagher and Michael Murphy with the Danny Mc Daid Perpetual Cup at the launch of the Glenswilly Gaa 5k. Also included in photo Danny Mc Daid, Neily Mc Daid, James Pat Mc Daid, the Glenswilly 5k committee and Beirne Lapsley of Donegal Stationery who are main sponsors of this years event. Photo: Geraldine DiverHave you ever fancied beating Donegal stars Michael Murphy and Neil Gallagher in a 5K?Well now is your chance.The Glenswilly players will join their senior team-mates for the annual Glenswilly 5K next Wednesday, June 25th at 7.30pm. Now in its third year, the event has gone from strength to strength with all funds raised going to the development of the underage teams at the clubThere will be a pre-registration night next Tuesday from 6-7pm with registration also on the night from 6-7pm.The entry fee for the event is just €8 with all Under 16s free.The fast and flat course will be marshaled throughout and will be safe for all younger people who wish to take part. Showers and the best of Glenswilly refreshments will also be provided. FANCY BEATING GAA STARS MURPHY AND GALLAGHER IN THE GLENSWILLY 5K? was last modified: June 19th, 2014 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:Glenswilly 5KMichael MurphyNeil Gallagherlast_img read more

Fran Kirby strikes early to give England Women victory over Brazil

first_img Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Getty Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Phil Neville watched his troops secure a 1-0 win BEST OF tense Legendary Marta captained the Brazil side 3 scrap Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Brazil goalkeeper Barbara made a couple of fine saves in the second half but while England’s hunt for a second goal was frustrated it as just as noticeable how little Carly Telford was troubled in the opposite goal.England wasted no time in taking the lead. Parris’ runs down the right would quickly become a theme in the match and the first one paid immediate dividends as her dinked cross found the head of Kirby who turned it home off the underside of the bar.It was simply the opening gambit in a first half full of England attacks, with Parris at the centre of them.They went close to a carbon copy of the opening in the 15th minute but this time Kirby got her angles wrong, while Daley could not make clean contact on another Parris cross. gameday cracker 3 Nikita Parris was fantastic for the Lionesses center_img The Manchester City forward decided to try herself when she burst into the box again but after shooting straight at goalkeeper Barbara she sent the rebound over.Brazil were creating little going forward – with Telford grateful to see a first-time effort from Debinha go wide in the 14th minute – and their problems grew when star player Marta made an early exit with a hamstring injury.England made a slower start to the second half as Brazil sat further back with a more compact shape.And the first clean opportunity of the half went to the visitors just before the hour mark when Alex Greenwood’s sloppy backpass played in Raquel but Telford – getting the start with regular stopper Karen Bardsley injured – was quickly out to smother the shot. Fran Kirby’s early strike gave England Women a 1-0 friendly win over Brazil at Meadow Lane.The diminutive Kirby headed in with less than two minutes on the clock, but England were unable to add to their lead despite a string of chances – most of which came through the impressive Nikita Parris. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Most Popular Football Stories Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 latest revealed 3 silverware England continued to work hard to create chances, but Barbara did enough to divert Beth Mead’s cross as Parris looked for a tap-in, while the goalkeeper got down well to keep out Kirby’s shot.Daley linked up well with Mead before hitting a powerful shot in the 72nd minute but it was straight at Barbara.The best chance to add to the lead came six minutes from time when Greenwood’s cross from deep found Daley but Barbara made a fine save to keep out her powerful shot.England’s focus then turned to seeing the game out and though Brazil bossed possession for the final minutes they could not trouble Telford again.last_img read more

Fastest players in FIFA 19, including Aubameyang, Mbappe, Mane, Bale, and Traore

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 6 shining 6 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ MONEY Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 9. Jonas Aguirre (Belgrano de Cordoba) – Pace = 94 (Overall rating = 68)8. Rashad Muhammed (Sarpsborg) – Pace = 94 (Overall rating = 61)7. Kekuta Manneh (St Gallen) – Pace = 94 (Overall rating = 69)6. Douglas Costa (Juventus) – Pace = 95 (Overall rating = 76)5. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) – Pace = 95 (Overall rating = 88) Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED 6 6 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions huge blow 1. Adama Traore (Wolves) – Pace = 96 (Overall rating = 75) REPLY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice 12. Ryan Fredericks (West Ham) – Pace = 94 (Overall rating = 73)11. Alex Kiwomya (Doncaster Rovers) – Pace = 94 (Overall rating = 62)10. Jonathan Biabiany (Parma) – Pace = 94 (Overall rating = 74)center_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury RANKED Latest Football News Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Gareth Bale, and Kylian Mbappe are among the fastest players in FIFA 19. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 6 ADVICE 20. Ilhas Bebou (Hannover 96) – Pace = 93 (Overall rating = 76)19. Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich) – Pace = 94 (Overall rating = 83)18. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) – Pace = 94 (Overall rating = 87) But who the fastest players are in the game, made by EA Sports, who can help you beast opponents into submission?Thankfully, we’re here to help, so you can see the top 20 fastest players in FIFA 19 below. BEST OF If you’re playing FIFA 19, you will know all too well that pace matters.It really shouldn’t but if you have player who can speed past opponents you can get yourself a couple of goals up before they tire out. 4. Leroy Sane (Manchester City) – Pace = 95 (Overall rating = 86)3. Jurgen Damm (Tigres) – Pace = 95 (Overall rating = 75)2. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) – Pace = 96 (Overall rating = 87) 6 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 17. Sadio Mane (Liverpool) – Pace = 94 (Overall rating = 86)16. Gelson Martins (Atletico Madrid) – Pace = 94 (Overall rating = 82)15. Thievy Bifouma (Ankaragucu) – Pace = 94 (Overall rating = 75)14. Tom Barkhuizen (Preston) – Pace = 94 (Overall rating = 71)13. Luis Advincula (Rayo Vallecano) – Pace = 94 (Overall rating = 74) REVEALED last_img read more