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Fire station site at stake in election

first_imgBut challengers Layne Baroldi, Vincent Gomez and Howard Vipperman all say a new station should be built at its current site. “Safety is the No. 1 factor,” Baroldi said. “I think it’s proven that the site where the fire station is provides the best response.” Klein said he believes the Hacienda and West site is the best one because the existing City Hall site is too small. “It’s a large enough parcel that doesn’t tie the hands of a future council to do what they want to do,” Klein said. “It is large enough to handle a Fire Department with required egress and ingress,” he said. “Fire trucks will be able to move around.” LA HABRA HEIGHTS – For the last several months the City Council has been wrangling over where to put a new fire station and possibly a city hall. On Tuesday, the voters will have their say – at least in a way. While there is no ballot measure dealing with the issue, there is a City Council election and the four candidates are divided over whether a new fire station should be built at the corner of West and Hacienda roads or kept at its current location. Incumbent Fred Klein, who is seeking a fourth four-year term, was one of four who voted to build a new one at the Hacienda and West site. But Vipperman said he doesn’t believe there would be enough access to the Hacienda and West Road site. And residents near that site won’t want the noise and disruption from a fire station, he said. Gomez said he believes a fire station can be built where it is now. “Just leave the existing City Hall there and work around it,” he said. “We live within our means.” Klein said the city’s architect, Kelly Needham, told the council that the City Hall site is too small. “I see people who don’t have an architect’s degree, the experience or the errors and omission insurance, all of the things you need when designing a public facility,” he said referring to residents who proposed their own plans. “I would be absolutely remiss if I tried to force it against an architect’s experience,” he said. “If something happens on that facility – if it’s designed wrong and a fire truck drives over a firefighter – we’ll get sued into the next world.” Baroldi pointed out a La Habra Heights Improvement Association survey showing that 77 percent of the people favored building at the existing City Hall site. But Klein said that only 212 people actually responded to the entire poll and that it went out in December before the council received more information at its February meeting. mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 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

Legislators will visit France to research fast trains

first_imgSACRAMENTO (AP) — Ah, Paris in the springtime. The Eiffel Tower. The Louvre. The Seine. Les Champs Elys?es. The TGV. The TGV? It’s the French high-speed rail system. (TGV stands for Train a Grande Vitesse, which translates to high-speed rail.) Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez, D-Los Angeles, and five other California lawmakers are scheduled to be in France this week to take a look at the TGV as the state considers building a 700-mile, high-speed rail system of its own. Other legislators are traveling in Japan, Taiwan and other parts of Europe while the Legislature takes its annual 10-day spring recess. France has been operating a high-speed rail system since 1981, when it opened a line between Paris and Lyon. Since then, it has added lines to other parts of the country and developed links to high-speed systems elsewhere in Europe. TGV trains carry passengers at speeds up to 200 mph and have been clocked at more than 340 mph on test runs. “France leads the world in high-speed rail, and with the Legislature weighing the fate of a $10 billion project, it makes sense for lawmakers to learn the feasibility and viability” firsthand, said Steve Maviglio, a spokesman for Nuñez. Also on the trip are Assembly members John Laird, D-Santa Cruz, Fiona Ma, D-San Francisco, Joe Coto, D-San Jose, Michael Duvall, R-Yorba Linda, and Bob Huff, R-City of Industry. A nearly $10 billion bond measure that is supposed to be on California’s November 2008 ballot would provide about half the funding needed to build a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area. Plans also call for lines to Sacramento and San Diego. But a vote on the bond measure has been delayed twice already, and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wants legislation bumping the issue from the 2008 ballot, as well. The lawmakers’ schedule in France includes a ride on a high-speed train, a visit to the company that makes them and meetings with French railway operators and other French officials. They also will take part in discussions about global warming. The legislators are paying for their flights and hotels out of their own pockets or campaign funds. Other costs are being covered by the French government and the William Velasquez Institute, a nonprofit think tank based in San Antonio, Texas, that focuses on issues important to Hispanics. A spokeswoman for the institute did not return telephone calls from The Associated Press. Nuñez also traveled to Switzerland in January to attend the World Economic Forum and talk about California’s efforts to combat global warming. While Nuñez and his group are in France this week, five state senators are in Taiwan to consider opening an office to promote trade with California. Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, said the trip will include stops in Taipei, the capital, and Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second-largest city. He said visiting the cities will give lawmakers “an understanding of their ability to foster trade and enhance trade with California.” In addition to Yee, the delegation includes Sens. Roy Ashburn, R-Bakersfield, Ron Calderon, D-Monterey Park, Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, and Denise Ducheny, D-Chula Vista. The lawmakers are paying for their flights, and nonprofit organizations are covering their expenses while in Taiwan, Yee said. Another five legislators are in Japan on a trip sponsored by the California Foundation for the Environment and the Economy. The San Francisco-based group finances annual overseas trips for legislators that focus on a particular issue facing the state. The foundation’s board of directors includes representatives of oil and telecommunication companies, utilities, labor unions and environmentalists. Alex Traverso, a spokesman for Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, D-Sherman Oaks, said Levine went on the trip to look at “new innovations in cell phones and broadband.” Also on the trip are Assemblyman Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, and Sens. Jim Battin, R-Palm Desert, Bob Margett, R-Arcadia, and Jack Scott, D-Altadena, according to legislative aides. The foundation sponsored a two-week trip to South America last November. A consumer group, the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, called that trip a luxurious junket that gave corporate representatives and labor officials the chance to socialize with lawmakers. But the foundation’s president, Patrick Mason, defended the trip as a vigorous study tour that focused on ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Assemblyman Ira Ruskin, D-Redwood City, is the lone legislator on another European trip this week, one organized by the California Climate Action Registry. The nonprofit organization was created by the state to promote greenhouse gas reductions. Also on the trip are several Schwarzenegger administration officials, said James Lee, a spokesman for the California Environmental Protection Agency. Lee said the registry was covering costs. The eight-day trip includes meetings with Belgian, German and British officials to discuss their efforts to combat global warming. 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

Lallana still important for Liverpool, assures Klopp

first_imgThe former Southampton star has made just 10 appearances in all competitions, but the Reds Boss expects Lallana to make a strong comeback.Ahead of facing Porto in a last-16, where they lead 5-0 from the first leg, Klopp said: “Adam, absolutely, was an integral part of the team and with the competition we have for Adam it is still usually not a problem for him, because he is important to us.”Klopp admitted that mistakes were made as Lallana attempted to return too early from his injury.“But he needed only time. Life is to learn from your mistakes and we all have to learn,” he said.“We made this mistake – he looked fit. Maybe two little setbacks, not the biggest setbacks, but in and out, in and out, and that makes no sense so now we have to build with him. He is coming close.“But of course he now has no rhythm, which is another thing. We still need him, we will use him still.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool’s midfielder Emre Can (C) celebrates with Adam Lallana (L) and manager Jurgen Klopp after scoring against Watford on May 1, 2017LONDON, United, Kingdom, Mar 6 – Jurgen Klopp says Adam Lallana still has a part to play in Liverpool’s season despite the midfielder having rarely featured this season.The 29-year-old England international has struggled with hamstring injuries this season, keeping him sidelined.last_img read more

Two-goal Bale gives Zidane Champions League final hint

first_imgBale opened his account after 13 minutes on Saturday, picking up a sweetly-timed through ball from Luka Modric to score.His second on the half-hour mark saw him dash to the byline before tucking the ball to one side of a defender and then unleashing a sharp left-footed drive into the corner of the net.Bale celebrated by dedicating his performance to his third son Axel Charles who was born on Tuesday.“It’s better for everyone to be over-motivated and ready,” admitted Zidane. “It will be a headache to put a team together for the Champions League final.”Isco made it 3-0 for Real after 32 minutes before Moroccan midfielder Achraf added the fourth, seven minutes into the second half.On a miserable night for mid-table Celta, Sergi Gomez put through his own net on 74 minutes, leaving German internatonal Toni Kroos to tuck away Real’s sixth goal after 81 minutes.Real stay in third place in the table on 75 points, 15 behind champions Barcelona and three back from city rivals Atletico with one game left to play.Earlier Saturday, Koke’s early goal proved enough for Atletico to claim a 1-0 win at Getafe and remain on course to finish in second place.Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak also saved a late penalty from Faycal Fajr as Diego Simeone’s men warmed up for Wednesday’s Europa League final against Marseille by denting Getafe’s hopes of playing continental football next season.The capital club got off to a quick start in the local derby, as Koke collected Antoine Griezmann’s pass and drove a low shot into the bottom corner to score his fourth goal of the campaign in the eighth minute.Getafe missed a chance to stay just two points adrift of seventh-placed Sevilla in the chase to qualify for the Europa League, as Fajr’s 77th-minute spot-kick was kept out by Slovenian Oblak.Simeone admitted the challenge posed by Marseille would be different to that encountered at Getafe.“We will face a team who are very enthusiastic, with very good attacking players. They are a team that work well at the tactical level,” said the Argentine.Sevilla would have wrapped up a top-seven finish with victory in their derby at Real Betis, but Loren’s equaliser with nine minutes to play snatched the home team a 2-2 draw.Managerless Sevilla, who reached this season’s Champions League quarter-finals, now have to beat Alaves next weekend to secure a spot in Europe’s second-tier competition.Elsewhere, Samu Castillejo scored twice as Villarreal beat relegated Deportivo La Coruna 4-2 to leapfrog Betis into fifth, with Denis Cheryshev also netting a day after being recalled to the preliminary Russian World Cup squad.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000At the double: Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale celebrates his second goal © AFP / Benjamin CREMELMADRID, Spain, May 13 – Gareth Bale scored twice as Real Madrid routed Celta Vigo 6-0 on Saturday to give coach Zinedine Zidane a selection headache for the Champions League final.With Cristiano Ronaldo again sidelined with an ankle injury, Welsh star Bale stepped into the limelight with two first-half strikes to push his case for a starting spot in the European showpiece against Liverpool in Kiev in two weeks’ time.last_img read more

Arsene Wenger’s dream XI? How Arsenal look with Mahrez, and a strike sensation?

first_img 11 After a period of calm, the Arsenal transfer rumours are coming thick and fast.Arsene Wenger was always going to do some big business this summer, even after signing Granit Xhaka for £30million from Borussia Monchengladbach.A striker, a winger and a defender appear high on the Frenchman’s wishlist as he attempts to win the Premier League in what could be his last ever campaign with the Gunners.So what would Wenger’s team look like based on current rumours? Click the right arrow above to see the possible Arsenal XI… Left wing: Alexis Sanchez – The Chilean’s confidence will be high coming off the back of another Copa America win, where he was named player of the tournament. If he can take this into the new season, he could help the Gunners compete for the Premier League title. 11 Left-back: Ricardo Rodriguez – This transfer rumour has gone a little quiet but it’s undoubtedly one which can still be done. This Swiss star is keen to quit Wolfsburg and may want to join his international team-mate Granit Xhaka in north London. He’d be an excellent upgrade, especially given his set-piece ability. 11 Central midfield: Aaron Ramsey – Off the back of an incredible Euro 2016, the Welshman must now prove he is the man to lead the Gunners to a Premier League title. He’s offered excellence in patches but now must be consistent for an entire campaign to truly prove himself. Centre-back: Kostas Manolas – A newer name on the radar, the Roma star has rejected a new deal with the Italian side and Wenger is reportedly keen on the solid Greek star. He’s been a mainstay in Serie A for two seasons but Arsenal may need to battle Chelsea for his signature. Right-back: Hector Bellerin – Now a fully-fledged first-team star, the Spaniard must continue to excel and develop his considerable talent at the Emirates. A starting role with his national team is his next target and should spur him on. Right wing: Riyad Mahrez – The Leicester City title winner and last season’s PFA’s Players’ Player of the Year is believed to have turned down a new deal at the King Power Stadium. This could pave the way for a move to Arsenal, if they manage to hold off a challenge from Barcelona who are also interested in the talented Algerian. 11 11 Goalkeeper: Petr Cech – Click the right arrow above to see how Arsenal could line up next season… – A brilliant debut season for the Gunners, Cech was exactly what the doctor ordered at the Emirates. Without the ex-Chelsea star it’s doubtful they would have sneaked into second spot in the Premier League table. 11 Centre-back: Laurent Koscielny – Unlucky not to win Euro 2016 with home nation France, Koscielny will be a man on a mission as he hunts for more silverware. He is the rock Arsene Wenger will build around for the coming campaign. Striker: Carlos Bacca – Olivier Giroud is still dividing opinion, while the Gunners have already missed out on Jamie Vardy and are highly unlikely to sign target Gonzalo Higuain at the this moment in time. This has left Wenger checking on the availability of Colombian striker Bacca, who netted 18 times for AC Milan last season. 11 Central midfield: Granit Xhaka – Measured peformances for Switzerland showcased exactly what the ex-Borussia Monchengladbach man will bring to the Emirates. Xhaka makes things tick with his smart but simple passing just don’t expect too many goals or assists, he’s here to keep things tidy – if he can keep his discipline. 11 11 11 Attacking midfield: Mesut Ozil – It was a mixed Euro 2016 for the German midfielder, who grabbed a goal and an assist in France but saw his displays marred by two penalty misses. However, he will be keen to build on a Premier League campaign which saw him create 19 goals and score six times. 11last_img read more

Blow for Leeds as Paul Clement confirms loan star returning to Swansea

first_img Kyle Bartley in action for Leeds United Leeds United target Kyle Bartley will return to parent club Swansea after a successful season-long loan at Elland Road.Bartley played 50 games for Leeds this term and captained the Sky Bet Championship side when skipper Liam Bridcutt was absent.But Swansea head coach Paul Clement says the Manchester-born central defender will report to Swansea for pre-season training in early July.Clement said: “He’s had a good season, I’ve spoken to Kyle on the telephone and said ‘well done this year’.“It’s quite unusual for a loan player to captain the side, but from our point of view he’s a Swansea player.“I’m looking forward to him coming back and working with him at Swansea next season.”Leeds boss Garry Monk, who also worked with Bartley at Swansea, has made no secret that he wants to sign the 25-year-old if he extends his own Elland Road stay.Asked if he wanted to re-sign Bartley after Leeds’ final game of the season last weekend, Monk said: “Of course. Kyle’s been tremendous this season.“Obviously I’ve got experience with Kyle and I know him very well.“But he’d be the first to tell you that this has been by far his best season and by far his best progression as a footballer – the best football he’s ever played.Bartley told the Yorkshire Evening Post after the 1-1 draw at Wigan: “I can’t say too much but what I can say is that I’ve loved every single second of this year.“I’ve fallen in love with the players, the staff, the fans, the club. It’s been brilliant. That’s as far as I can say.”Arsenal product Bartley joined Swansea in August 2012 but he has made only 12 league starts and also had a loan spell at Birmingham in that time.ends 1last_img read more

SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL BOUND FOR TERMON’S SPECIAL NIGHT

first_imgMOST people are getting ready for the ghosts and goblins of Halloween but in Termon it promises to be a night of fun and celebration as Sam comes home to the club.CLG An Tearmainn are proudly laying on an All Ireland winning victory dance for their very own county panellist Michael Boyle in the Lagoon, Termon at 9pm on the Bank Holiday Sunday night.The music on the night will be provided by the ever popular local artist Eddie Gallagher, who will be joined on stage by his brothers and other local artists. Michael Boyle will be joined on the night by the ever popular Sam Maguire, with plenty of opportunities for photos. There will be refreshments served and a great night’s entertainment is guaranteed.Said the club’s Grainne McDaid: “All funds raised from the sale of tickets will go towards defibrillator training for club members, which is of utmost importance to the people of the Termon, Gartan and Kilmacrennan area.“Tickets are priced at only €10 and are available in Mc Cafferty’s shop Termon or of any member of the CLG An Tearmainn executive.“You can also pay at the door on the night. We urge everyone in the area to come along and show your support for Michael and the Donegal Team as well as enjoying a very entertaining night.”  SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL BOUND FOR TERMON’S SPECIAL NIGHT was last modified: October 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL BOUND FOR TERMON’S SPECIAL NIGHTlast_img read more

PASSENGERS LEFT SHAKEN AFTER ROGUE WAVE HITS ARRANMORE FERRY

first_imgPassengers on-board the Arranmore Ferry were left terrified after a ‘rogue wave’ struck the boat.Passengers on-board the Arranmore Ferry were left shaken and frightened this morning after the boat was struck by a rogue wave. The popular ferry left Burtonport Pier at 9am and conditions at the time were described as favourable.As the Ferry left Arranmore Pier to head back towards Burtonport it was then caught off guard by a ferocious rogue wave which was caused by heavy swells just off the island. However, the boat was never in any danger and the boatmanship of the skipper of the Arranmore Ferry has been praised by experienced seaman and spokesman for the island Jerry Early.Early told Donegal Daily, “I seen it all unfold, the wave just came out of nowhere and just broke over the back off the boat.“As an experienced seaman I knew the boat was never in any danger and the skipper of the Ferry handled the situation superbly.“Of course the passengers would’ve got a huge fright and I know some were really shook up after it, but in truth they were never in any danger and the incident was handled expertly. The Arranmore Ferry recovered from being struck by the rogue wave and continued its passage to Burtonport Pier.There has been some disruption to the Ferry service but that is because of a low tide which makes landing difficult.The Ferry service will resume normally again later in the afternoon when the tide comes back in again.  PASSENGERS LEFT SHAKEN AFTER ROGUE WAVE HITS ARRANMORE FERRY was last modified: February 3rd, 2015 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:Arranmore FerrydangerJerry EarlyPassengersRogue WaveserviceShakenskipperSwellsTerrifiedlast_img read more

Latest: Chelsea 0 Everton 0 – Willian looking bright early on

first_imgWillian had the best chance of a cagey first 20 minutes at Stamford Bridge.The Brazilian latched on to a ball played into the right channel and advanced on goal but his shot was blocked by Everton keeper Tim Howard.Ross Barkley has twice had shots blocked – once by John Terry, another by Kurt Zouma – and the second one dropped to Bryan Oviedo, but he sidefooted just wide.Chelsea made one change from the side which drew 2-2 against West Bromwich Albion, with Nemanja Matic replacing Oscar in the starting line-up.Cesc Fabregas started in Oscar’s more advanced role, with Matic and John Obi Mikel providing the base in midfield.Pedro kept his place, despite being taken off at half-time against the Baggies, with Kenedy, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Loic Remy among the substitutes.Everton have made three changes, with Oviedo coming in at right-back and one-time Chelsea target John Stones reverting to centre-half.Kevin Mirallas and Aaron Lennon are also back, while Ramiro Funes Mori, Leon Osman and Gerard Deulofeu drop to the bench.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Pedro; Costa. Subs: Begovic, Baba, Cahill, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy, Oscar, Remy.Everton: Howard; Baines, Stones, Jagielka, Oviedo; Besic, Barry; Mirallas, Barkley, Lennon; Lukaku.Subs: Robles, Funes Mori, Cleverley, Osman, Deulofeu, Pienaar, Kone.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more