For the record

first_imgIn a front page graphic on Sunday, the amount of tax assessed on a downtown commercial property was incorrect. The county property tax on a $200 million commercial property is $2.4 million, not $240,000. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.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

Scanners aid in hunt for suspects

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FRANCISCO – The capture of a man accused of kidnapping a 12-year-old girl is drawing attention to new technology that allows police to find stolen cars by scanning vehicle license plates. San Jose police used cameras mounted to an officer’s cruiser to find the stolen vehicle used by the man suspected of abducting and molesting the girl. Public agencies are increasingly using the technology to help with a variety of tasks, from vehicle theft investigations to parking enforcement. The technology was developed two decades ago and is used in London to automatically charge motorists for using busy roads during peak congestion periods.last_img read more

Suspect’s father’s testimony to be recorded for use in murder trial

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Gonzalez of Whittier had allowed Blaylock out of his cell in an attempt to quell racial tensions just before he was fatally wounded. Blaylock was serving a life sentence at the time. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. Blaylock’s trial may have two parts. In the first, jurors will decide whether he is guilty or innocent. If they convict him, the trial moves into a second phase in which the same jury must decide whether he deserves the death penalty or life in prison. Blaylock’s lawyers say they would use the testimony of Blaylock’s father in the penalty phase of the trial. He will likely testify about matters such as Blaylock’s childhood and upbringing. Judge Ingrid Uhler on Friday scheduled a hearing for Nov. 30 to take the elder Blaylock’s testimony. It will be recorded so it can be presented to jurors during the trial if the man is unable to come to court. Prosecutors had no objection to the move. A trial date has not been set. r_leveque@dailybulletin.com (909) 483-9325160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! RANCHO CUCAMONGA – A judge has scheduled a special court hearing for next month to hear testimony from an elderly man whose son is charged with the murder of a Chino prison guard. Attorneys for accused killer Jon Christopher Blaylock requested the hearing in order to preserve the testimony of Blaylock’s 72-year-old father, Willard, in case he were to fall ill or die before his son faces trial. “It’s simply a precautionary measure due to his age,” defense attorney Stephan Willms said. Blaylock was an inmate at the California Institution for Men on Jan. 10, 2005, when authorities say he fatally stabbed Correctional Officer Manuel Gonzalez. last_img read more

Sanchez sisters plan to pen book about path to Congress

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Details on the book were scarce because the contract has not yet been finalized, according to Loretta Sanchez’s spokeswoman, Paula Negrete. However, aides said it would be a nonfiction take on the pair’s experiences getting to and serving in the House. Loretta Sanchez is in her sixth term representing portions of Orange County including Anaheim and Santa Ana, while younger sister Linda Sanchez is in her third term representing communities south of Los Angeles including Long Beach, Whittier and South Gate. WASHINGTON – Reps. Loretta and Linda Sanchez, Southern California’s sister act in Congress, are now working on a book about their experience. It came to light Tuesday after the sisters were spotted by reporters heading into the House Ethics Office with prominent Washington lawyer Stanley Brand. Aides quickly squashed speculation that a new congressional scandal could be afoot. Instead the sisters were consulting about how to proceed with their publishing project without running afoul of any ethics rules, which limit outside income. 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

These spacewalks are no cakewalks

first_imgCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA canceled today’s spacewalk to inspect a snarled joint for a set of solar panels and instead instructed its orbiting astronauts to go out a day later to try to fix a torn solar wing. The newly ripped wing is now the more pressing of the two problems at the International Space Station, both of which involve the crucial power system and threaten to disrupt future construction work. NASA fears the damage could worsen and the wing could lose all power-collecting capability and become unstable. If that happened, the wing would have to be junked, said NASA’s space station program manager, Mike Suffredini. Engineers scrambled to put together a plan for a spacewalk as early as Friday to tackle the wing, which remains partially deployed. It ripped in two places as it was being unfurled by astronauts aboard the linked shuttle-station complex Tuesday, and a hinge may have been yanked and partially ripped. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Suffredini said engineers suspect the wing became snagged on a support for one of the wing’s guide wires. They do not want to reel it in to make it easier to access for spacewalkers, for fear it could be further damaged. The torn section of the wing cannot be reached with the space station’s 58-foot robot arm. So NASA plans to attach the shuttle inspection boom to the station’s robot arm, and put Scott Parazynski on the boom to free the snagged part of the wing. It helps that Parazynski is tall – 6-foot-2 – and has long arms. NASA doesn’t want him bumping the wing or touching its sunlight-collecting blankets. There would be no need to mend the tears. “It’s not really very far outside of our scope of experience, and I’m comfortable that it’s something we’re going to be able to put together,” said flight director Derek Hassmann. He added: “It’s going to be fast and furious over the next couple of days.” If more time is needed to prepare, the spacewalk will be deferred until Saturday. But NASA would prefer to attempt it on Friday in case something goes wrong and another spacewalk is needed to finish the job. Meanwhile, on the opposite side of the space station from the torn wing, a rotary joint that controls the solar wings there is out of action. A spacewalking astronaut discovered steel shavings in the right joint last weekend, the apparent result of grinding parts. Suffredini said he and others will figure out what to do about the joint once Discovery undocks from the space station. The space station can live with the reduced power caused by the two problems for now. But it poses huge challenges for NASA’s plans to deliver European and Japanese laboratories on back-to-back shuttle missions beginning in December. Suffredini said at least one of the problems will need to be resolved before shuttle Atlantis can lift off with Europe’s lab. That launch is currently scheduled for Dec. 6. NASA is under presidential orders to complete space station construction and retire its space shuttles by 2010, to make way for new rocketships that will aim for the moon.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

Worker in intensive care after Bengal tiger attack

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsOrr and another caretaker were cleaning the tiger’s area at the time of the attack, Boll said. “Alexander was not put in his holding pen when they were in there,” he said. The 5-year-old tiger bit Orr, dragged him 100 feet and dropped him, Boll said. Los Angeles County firefighters were dispatched to the preserve at 6867 Soledad Canyon Road, just before 3p.m. Monday, said Inspector Frank Garrido. At that time, he was listed in critical but stable condition, he said. Orr was taken to the hospital by helicopter. Firefighters notified the state’s Department of Fish and Game and Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control about the incident, Garrido said. A worker was in intensive care Tuesday after being attacked by a 450-pound Bengal tiger at the Shambala Preserve in Acton. Chris Orr, a caretaker at the preserve for nine years, remains at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills after a tiger named Alexander bit him in the back of the neck, about 2 p.m. Monday, according to Harlan Boll, a spokesman for the preserve. “According to his parents, who have gone to see him, he was conscious and talking to them,” Boll said Tuesday. The tiger did not tear any major arteries or Orr’s spinal column, Boll said. Orr also has multiple scratches to an arm and leg, Boll said. A warden with the state department is working on an incident report that will go to the department’s chief of enforcement, said Harry Morse, a department spokesman. An Animal Care and Control officer took a report at the preserve Monday, said Karen Stepp, shelter manager of the Castaic Animal Shelter. The report was forwarded to the county health department. The 80-acre Shambala Preserve was established in 1972 as a haven for endangered exotic big cats, according to the site’s Web site. Nearly 70 animals live at Shambala including African lions, Siberian and Bengal tigers, leopards, servals, mountain lions, bobcats, a lynx and a Florida panther. Many of the animals are orphans or castoffs from circuses, zoos and private owners who could not care for them, the Web site explains. The Shambala Preserve is run by the nonprofit Roar Foundation, whose president is actress and animal-rights activist Tippi Hedren. Monday’s incident only reinforces the need for the federal legislation Hedren wants to get passed that would ban the breeding of exotic felines for private ownership, Boll said. “These animals should not be personally owned,” Boll said. “… The nature of these animals is to be wild.” Alexander remains at his one-acre compound at the preserve, Boll said.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

FEARS FOR 50 JOBS AS RECEIVERS TAKE OVER TWO PUBS AND TWO SHOPS

first_imgTHERE are growing fears tonight of job losses after two well-known pubs and two shops were taken over by receivers appointed by the banks.The Brewery Bar and The Central Bar in Letterkenny as well as the Lagg Service Station in Milford and Blaney’s Mace shop in Kerrykeel were all visited by representatives of the receivers on Friday.A shocked eye-witness spoke of how the Lagg Service Station was closed by men wearing suits around teatime on Friday, and later re-opened that night. Fifty people are employed across the four businesses which were run by members of the Blaney family.They had been in negotiations recently with AIB over loans of €3.5M.Staff in some of the businesses had been due to receive wages last week.“They just walked in and shut the shop,” said one eye-witness in Milford. “When I went in later on the till was closed and change was being given out of a tin.” FEARS FOR 50 JOBS AS RECEIVERS TAKE OVER TWO PUBS AND TWO SHOPS was last modified: May 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:AIBCentral BarLagg Service StationletterkennyMace KerrykeelreceiversThe Brewery Barlast_img read more

Man United and Everton target Kalidou Koulibaly to be offered new Napoli deal

first_imgNapoli are preparing to offer Kalidou Koulibaly a new contract as they attempt to stave off interest from Manchester United and Everton.The centre-back has become a key figure in the Napoli team this season and the Italian side are desperate to keep hold of the Senegalese with Champions League football next season looking increasingly likely.United are on the hunt for a defender to partner Chris Smalling and Koulibaly is high up on their list of targets.But Koulibaly’s agent, Bruno Satin, has revealed his client is ready to commit his future to the Partenopei.“I am still in contact with [sporting director Cristiano] Giuntoli,” Satin told Radio Crc.“If I understood things, he’s thinking about reinforcing the team with several big players.“A renewal? We’re working on it, but it’s going to take longer than two days.” In-demand Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly 1last_img read more

Paul Scholes tells talkSPORT: Jose Mourinho is now at a proper club!

first_imgPaul Scholes has joked Jose Mourinho will now be managing a ‘proper club’ as he prepares to take charge of Manchester United.Mourinho will be named as Louis van Gaal’s successor later this week after the Dutchman’s turbulent two-year reign was brought to an end on Monday.The former Chelsea, Inter Milan, Porto and Real Madrid boss has won major honours with every one of the teams he has managed, but Scholes say he must bring entertaining football – as well as silverware – back to Old Trafford to win over the fans.Asked if he will be a good fit for United, the club’s legendary former midfielder told talkSPORT: “Who knows?“We all thought Van Gaal was a good fit two years ago and it didn’t quite happen for him. Mourinho has obviously managed big clubs before. Now he has come to a proper big club and there is expectation there. “He has messed around with these Mickey Mouse clubs – Real, Madrid, Chelsea and Inter Milan – and now it looks like he is coming to a proper football club. I’m only joking, of course! “He has managed big clubs and he has got a track record of winning trophies.“United should be challenging for trophies but it is the style of football that has been the big problem for the last two years and if he can get players in that are likely to entertain then the fans will be happy.”Paul Scholes calls for Ryan Giggs to STAY at Manchester United under Jose Mourinho – READ MORElast_img read more

Euro 2016: Portugal and France combined XI – Any room for Giroud?

first_img 12 Goalkeeper – Hugo Lloris (Click the right arrow, above, to see the rest of the combined XI) Manager – Fernando Santos Centre midfield – N’Golo Kante Centre midfield – Paul Pogba Left back – Patrice Evra 12 12 Centre forward – Cristiano Ronaldo Centre back – Pepe Right back – Cedric Soares 12 12 12 Left forward – Dimitri Payet 12 Centre back – Laurent Koscielny 12 12 12 12 You can listen to Portugal v France in the Euro 2016 final live on talkSPORT. Click here for team news and live stream details.It is finally here!The Euro 2016 final takes place this evening, with hosts France taking on Portugal for the right to be called the best footballing country in Europe.Les Bleus have wowed audiences with some glorious displays of attacking football, and the defensive issues many suggested they would suffer from have yet to appear.Fernando Santos’ men have been a much more reserved side, staying tight at the back and only attacking when necessary, but they are utilising their key players to the best of their abilities.The hosts are favourites to claim the trophy, but who makes a combined XI of the two finalists… Right forward – Antoine Griezmann 12 Centre midfield – Blaise Matuidi last_img read more