Bournemouth land duo on loan

first_imgBournemouth have completed loan moves for Aston Villa’s Joe Bennett and River Plate’s Tomas Andrade.The duo link up with Cherries immediately with Bennett joining until January 2016, while Andrade will be with them until the end of the current campaign.Andrade will play with the club’s Under-21s along with fellow new boy Filippo Costa. Joe Bennett 1last_img

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CONFIRMED! Leicester to sign FC Copenhagen midfielder

first_img Daniel Amartey 1 FC Copenhagen have accepted an offer from Leicester for midfielder Daniel Amartey.The Foxes have been tracking the Ghana international for the past year and tried and failed to sign him in the summer.But they have now agreed a fee of around £5million with Copenhagen to take the 21-year-old to the King Power Stadium.Should the deal be completed, Amartey will become Claudio Ranieri’s second January signing after the arrival of Demarai Gray from Birmingham City for £3.75m earlier this month.“FC Copenhagen have reached an agreement with the English Premier League club, Leicester City FC, for the transfer of the Ghanaian midfielder, Daniel Amartey,” read a statement from the Danish club.“This transfer is of a size where we could not say no because, overall, it is the best for FC Copenhagen. “We have been pleased to have Daniel with us, but it’s part of our strategy as a club and business that we want to develop players to a level where they become so attractive that clubs in the big leagues will buy them for large sums.”last_img read more

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Around Whittier

first_imgProposals are due to the AQMD by Dec. 5. The top five finalists will be invited to develop an operational prototype for demonstration. Winners will be announced in May. For more information on the competition, visit the AQMD Web site, www.aqmd.gov. Clinton campaign to be discussed LA MIRADA – The campaign of Hillary Clinton will be discussed at the 7 p.m. Monday meeting of the Robert F. Kennedy Democratic Club. The group meets at the Sizzler Restaurant, 15252 E. Rosecrans Ave. For more information, call John Smith, (562) 943-8527. Ex-Secret Service agent will speak WHITTIER – Peter Moyer, former Secret Service agent for President Ronald Reagan, will speak at the noon Oct. 17 lunch of the John Greenleaf Whittier Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. The group meets at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 S. Villaverde Drive. Cost is $15. For reservations, call Betty Bihr, (562) 698-1520. Church hosting holiday boutique WHITTIER – A holiday boutique will be held from 9a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at St. Bruno Catholic Church, 15740 Citrustree Road. Handcrafted items, such as candles, jewelry and Christmas ornaments will be for sale. For more information, call (562) 947-3269 or e-mail samc166@earthlink.net. Golf tourney set in Norwalk NORWALK – A golf tournament for local students and sheriff’s deputies will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Norwalk Golf Center, 13717 Shoemaker Road. A barbecue lunch will be provided at 1 p.m. The program is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, call (562) 929-5702. Ribbon-cutting slated for Shakey’s PICO RIVERA – The Chamber of Commerce will hold a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 17 for Shakey’s Pizza Restaurant, 9290 Whittier Blvd. For reservations, call the chamber at (562) 949-2473 or e-mail candee@picoriverachamber.org. Line dance social to be held Saturday NORWALK – A line dance social for those age 50 and over will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive. Free beverages will be available. Snacks will be for sale. Admission is $3. For more information, call (562) 929-5580. No More Victims co-founder to speak WHITTIER – Cole Miller, co-founder of No More Victims, will speak at 7 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave. There will be musical entertainment and refreshments. A donation of $10 is suggested. For more information, call (562) 698-9154 or (562) 201-6160. WHS Class of 1944 planning reunion WHITTIER – The Whittier High School Class of 1944 will hold its 63rd class reunion at 6p.m. Nov. 10 at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 Villaverde Drive. Cost is $75. For reservations, write Jackie Chapron Riegel, 1427 Regatta Road, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651, e-mail jackiehayriegel@cox.net, or call Al Stoll, (562) 945-7522. Program to teach strategies for SAT HACIENDA HEIGHTS – The library will hold a program teaching Kaplan test strategies for the SAT at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. To register for this free teen event, call (800)-KAP-TEST and use Event Code SKPC7500, or register online at Kaplan.com and use the Find Programs Near You link. The library is at 16010 La Monde St. For more information, call Karen Noyes at (626) 968-9356. Church to host open mic night LA PUENTE – The First United Methodist Church of La Puente hosts “Sound Check,” an open mic night from 7 to 9 p.m. the last Saturday of each month at 15701 Hill St. The free event features local bands and entertainers of all genres. For information or to perform, call (719) 671-5470. City offering mariachi classes BALDWIN PARK – The city is offering mariachi classes. Participants will learn to play the guitarron, vihuela, trumpet, violin and guitar. Experience is not necessary and participants must be 8 years of age and older and must supply their own instrument. For information, call (626) 813-5245, Ext. 330. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!,AQMD addresses leaf blowers DIAMOND BAR – The South Coast Air Quality Management District is holding a nationwide competition that will award up to $100,000 to university engineering students for developing a zero-based leaf vacuum for commercial gardeners. The contest challenges students to design and develop a backpack-style rechargeable battery-powered, leaf vacuum that will address environmental concerns such as noise, exhaust emissions and dust clouds. Awards include $40,000 for first place, $20,000 for second place and $5,000 each for three third-place prizes. For more information, call John Smith, (562) 943-8527. Ex-Secret Service agent will speak WHITTIER – Peter Moyer, former Secret Service agent for President Ronald Reagan, will speak at the noon Oct. 17 lunch of the John Greenleaf Whittier Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. The group meets at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 S. Villaverde Drive. Cost is $15. For reservations, call Betty Bihr, (562) 698-1520. Church hosting holiday boutique WHITTIER – A holiday boutique will be held from 9a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at St. Bruno Catholic Church, 15740 Citrustree Road. Handcrafted items, such as candles, jewelry and Christmas ornaments will be for sale. For more information, call (562) 947-3269 or e-mail samc166@earthlink.net. Golf tourney set in Norwalk NORWALK – A golf tournament for local students and sheriff’s deputies will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Norwalk Golf Center, 13717 Shoemaker Road. A barbecue lunch will be provided at 1 p.m. The program is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, call (562) 929-5702. Ribbon-cutting slated for Shakey’s PICO RIVERA – The Chamber of Commerce will hold a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 17 for Shakey’s Pizza Restaurant, 9290 Whittier Blvd. For reservations, call the chamber at (562) 949-2473 or e-mail candee@picoriverachamber.org. Line dance social to be held Saturday NORWALK – A line dance social for those age 50 and over will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive. Free beverages will be available. Snacks will be for sale. Admission is $3. For more information, call (562) 929-5580. No More Victims co-founder to speak WHITTIER – Cole Miller, co-founder of No More Victims, will speak at 7 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave. There will be musical entertainment and refreshments. A donation of $10 is suggested. For more information, call (562) 698-9154 or (562) 201-6160. WHS Class of 1944 planning reunion WHITTIER – The Whittier High School Class of 1944 will hold its 63rd class reunion at 6p.m. Nov. 10 at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 Villaverde Drive. Cost is $75. For reservations, write Jackie Chapron Riegel, 1427 Regatta Road, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651, e-mail jackiehayriegel@cox.net, or call Al Stoll, (562) 945-7522. Program to teach strategies for SAT HACIENDA HEIGHTS – The library will hold a program teaching Kaplan test strategies for the SAT at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. To register for this free teen event, call (800)-KAP-TEST and use Event Code SKPC7500, or register online at Kaplan.com and use the Find Programs Near You link. The library is at 16010 La Monde St. For more information, call Karen Noyes at (626) 968-9356. Church to host open mic night LA PUENTE – The First United Methodist Church of La Puente hosts “Sound Check,” an open mic night from 7 to 9 p.m. the last Saturday of each month at 15701 Hill St. The free event features local bands and entertainers of all genres. For information or to perform, call (719) 671-5470. City offering mariachi classes BALDWIN PARK – The city is offering mariachi classes. Participants will learn to play the guitarron, vihuela, trumpet, violin and guitar. Experience is not necessary and participants must be 8 years of age and older and must supply their own instrument. For information, call (626) 813-5245, Ext. 330. – 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 MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityProposals are due to the AQMD by Dec. 5. The top five finalists will be invited to develop an operational prototype for demonstration. Winners will be announced in May. For more information on the competition, visit the AQMD Web site, www.aqmd.gov. Clinton campaign to be discussed LA MIRADA – The campaign of Hillary Clinton will be discussed at the 7 p.m. Monday meeting of the Robert F. Kennedy Democratic Club. The group meets at the Sizzler Restaurant, 15252 E. Rosecrans Ave. AQMD addresses leaf blowers DIAMOND BAR – The South Coast Air Quality Management District is holding a nationwide competition that will award up to $100,000 to university engineering students for developing a zero-based leaf vacuum for commercial gardeners. The contest challenges students to design and develop a backpack-style rechargeable battery-powered, leaf vacuum that will address environmental concerns such as noise, exhaust emissions and dust clouds. Awards include $40,000 for first place, $20,000 for second place and $5,000 each for three third-place prizes. last_img read more

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Valley’s Weiner Factory may make way for yogurt

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Officials with Pinkberry, a nonfat frozen-yogurt chain, were expected to tell a Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council panel Monday night that they wanted to raze the small hot-dog restaurant and build another Pinkberry store. “Historically, many things come and go. But we have good intentions, so we would like to build a beautiful Pinkberry that could be another landmark for the Valley,” said Young Lee, president and founder of Pinkberry. It would be the fourth Pinkberry to open on Ventura Boulevard after stores in Studio City, Tarzana and one in Encino expected to open in 2009. Lentz is on month-to-month rent at the site, which is owned by the Stanman Family Trust. Perry Hirsch, lawyer for the trust, did not return repeated calls Monday. A spokesman for the trust declined to comment at Monday’s meeting. But Dave Rand, a member of the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council and chairman of the land-use committee, said despite The Weiner Factory’s loyal customers, residents are looking forward to the possible debut of a Pinkberry. SHERMAN OAKS – For hot dog connoisseur Kevin Lentz, preparing the quintessential American snack is more than just a business. “I like to live my life by one philosophy: You are only as good as your last dog,” Lentz said. His philosophy has fueled the success of The Weiner Factory since it opened in 1971, with customers lining up daily at what some tout as the best hot dog place in the San Fernando Valley. But after 36 years, Lentz’s days of dishing the dogs may soon be numbered. “Needless to say, a lot of people are excited about Pinkberry coming to Ventura Boulevard,” Rand said. “Depending on your particular preferences – hot dogs or quality yogurt – some will be upset, some will be thrilled.” Still, Rand said some opposition could come over parking issues. “This is a tremendously popular yogurt shop,” he said. “In West Hollywood, on Olympic Boulevard and in Studio City they are often so busy their long lines stretch out the door and this could cause potential parking and traffic concerns,” Rand said. “We have to take a close look at whether that size of the location can accommodate that store.” Still, some are sad that their favorite hot-dog restaurant could be forced to close. Encino business owners Bob Edelman and Louis Trotta have been sharing chili-cheese dogs at The Weiner Factory for at least 35 years. “At one point we used to come here multiple times a week,” Trotta said. “But my doctor has told me to restrict myself – I now come once a week.” Mike Scott, a Burbank resident, said he discovered The Weiner Factory’s dogs and knishes 10 years ago and hasn’t been able to stay away. “I come two times a week and order the same thing – two beef dogs with brown mustard and red onions and a knish,” Scott said. And beyond the food, Scott said he keeps coming back because of the people who work there. “I fell in love with these people,” Scott said. “The food is incredible, but they are gracious, beautiful people.” For now, Lentz is uncertain what the future holds for his business. “This has been a wonderful place to do business,” Lentz said. “I haven’t decided yet what I am going to do … it’s hard to say at this time … but The Weiner Factory has had a really great run.” connie.llanos@dailynews.com (818) 713-3634160Want 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

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L.A. revives broken-down Drought Busters

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! THE Drought Busters of the 1990s were credited with causing a 25 percent to 30 percent drop in water usage in Los Angeles during the last spate of dry years. And though the DWP revived the team of water patrollers Tuesday yesterday, they are anything but the water police of old. In fact, the five Prius-driving Drought Busters with friendly faces and information packets are more like community-outreach workers. They don’t issue citations; they educate. They don’t scold; they inform. Though without the hammer, the water guard isn’t expected to have the conservation success rates of the past. The DWP hopes to see just a 10 percent decrease in water usage. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says he wants to treat Angelenos like adults, by encouraging them to voluntarily reduce water rather than forcing cuts. But he also says that if this kinder, gentler approach doesn’t work, he’ll consider mandatory water-usage reduction. City-imposed water rationing is definitely a fate to be avoided. If all Angelenos can do their part now – no matter how small – to reduce water use, then a visit from the Drought Busters won’t have to be an unpleasant experience.last_img read more

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State prison doctors, nurses to get raises

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – The federal receiver who controls California’s inmate health-care system said Friday that he is ordering salary increases for nearly 1,500 prison doctors and nurses. Robert Sillen said the raises are needed to fill vacancies in a medical system so bad that some inmates die of neglect or malpractice. He will give doctors raises of 8percent to 20percent next month – to about $250,000 for many physicians. Top medical administrators will earn as much as $285,000. U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson of San Francisco authorized Sillen to raise doctors’ salaries to as high as $300,000. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Henderson gave Sillen broad powers in April 2006 to improve inmate medical care after ruling that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation had failed to improve a system so poor that it violates the constitutional rights of the system’s 173,000 inmates. It’s the second pay increase for doctors ordered by Sillen this year. Sillen said the first bump, in March, didn’t do enough to trim a 39 percent vacancy rate. He has been able to fill only 226 of the corrections system’s 370 physician posts. The doctors’ raises will cost the state an estimated $10 million to $12 million annually once all the positions are filled in the 33 adult prisons, said Sillen’s spokeswoman, Rachael Kagan. The raises come as the state faces a projected $10 billion budget deficit. H.D. Palmer, spokesman for the state Department of Finance, said the state can pay this year’s raises out of a $125 million contingency fund set aside for Sillen’s needs. But the new cost will have to be added to future budget deficit calculations as the state tries to trim spending or increase revenue, Palmer said.last_img read more

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Club notes

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VFW POST 3752: The Veterans of Foreign War Post 3752 will host a comedy night at 7 tonight at 11912 Rivera Road, Santa Fe Springs. It will feature Brad Williams from “Mind of Mencia.” For tickets and information call (562) 698-9059. – From staff reports WOMEN’S CONNECTION WHITTIER: Whittier California Women’s Connection will present a “Beauty of Christmas” luncheon from 12-1:30 p.m. on Dec. 20 at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 Villaverde Drive. Bee Bareng will be the inspirational speaker. Cost is $16.75. For more information, call (562) 693-9182. VFW POST 63 PICO RIVERA: VFW Post 63 will have a fundraiser breakfast from 8 a.m. until noon on Sunday at 4865 Durfee Ave. Cost is $4. For more information, call (562) 695-0029. WHITTIER WHEELMEN WHITTIER: The Whittier Wheelmen will depart at 7:30 a.m. Sunday from Friends Park, 7634 Washington Ave., to tour Turnbull Canyon. For information, call (562) 947-5771. MAJOR KEYS SQUARE DANCE CLUB: The Major Keys Square Dance Club will feature caller Boy Stevenson and round dance cuer Zina Beaulieu at 7:30 tonight at the East Whittier YMCA, 15740 E. Starbuck. For more information, call (562) 696-1332. last_img read more

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Man illegally entering U.S. rescues boy

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsHer son, unhurt but disoriented, crawled out to get help and was found about two hours later by Jesus Manuel Cordova, 26, of Magdalena de Kino in the northern Mexican state of Sonora. Unable to pull the mother out, he comforted the boy while they waited for help. The woman died a short time later. “He stayed with him, told him that everything was going to be all right,” Estrada said. As temperatures dropped, he gave him a jacket, built a bonfire and stayed with him until about 8 a.m. Friday, when hunters passed by and called authorities, Estrada said. The boy was flown to University Medical Center in Tucson as a precaution but appeared unhurt. “We suspect that they communicated somehow, but we don’t know if he knows Spanish or if the gentleman knew English,” Estrada said of the boy. PHOENIX – A 9-year-old boy looking for help after his mother crashed their van in the southern Arizona desert was rescued by a man entering the U.S. illegally, who stayed with him until help arrived the next day, an official said. The 45-year-old woman, who eventually died while awaiting help, had been driving on a U.S. Forest Service road in a remote area just north of the Mexican border when she lost control of her van on a curve on Thanksgiving, Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada said. The van vaulted into a canyon and landed 300 feet from the road, he said. The woman, from Rimrock, north of Phoenix, survived the impact but was pinned inside, Estrada said. “For a 9-year-old it has to be completely traumatic, being out there alone with his mother dead,” Estrada said. “Fortunately for the kid, (Cordova) was there. That was his angel.” Cordova was taken into custody by Border Patrol agents, who were the first to respond to the call for help. He had been trying to walk into the U.S. when he came across the boy. The boy and his mother were in the area camping, Estrada said. The woman’s husband, the boy’s father, had died only two months ago. The names of the woman and her son were not being released until relatives were notified. Cordova likely saved the boy, Estrada said, and his actions should remind people not to quickly characterize illegal immigrants as criminals. “They do get demonized for a lot of reasons, and they do a lot of good. Obviously this is one example of what an individual can do,” he 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

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Manchester United ready to join transfer fight for Silva

first_img Rafa Silva in action for Braga Manchester United and Porto are set for a summer bidding war over Sporting Braga ace Rafa Silva.The Portugal international is widely regarded as one of the hottest prospects in the Primeira Liga and has been Braga’s star player this term.Porto have been clear favourites to land the 22-year-old since last summer.However, according to A Bola, Porto are unwilling to meet Braga’s valuation of £16m for the midfielder, which could prompt United to hijack the deal.Should United make contact with Braga about a bid, Porto are likely to reconsider their position, which could spark a bidding war in the summer. 1last_img read more

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‘Doormat’ to contender

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “We had a lot of skilled players, but they didn’t know what their skills were yet,” DiMuro said. “You know, it also simply came down to the fact that the girls were just sick of losing.” Louisville has benefited from the players’ time together. The Royals have eight seniors, and most of them have been playing together since they arrived on campus. “Most of us have played four years together,” said senior point guard Samantha Lui, a three-year varsity player. “We have matured and developed together, which has made us not only better players, but given us confidence.” Lui, Kerry McCarron, Kathleen Robinson, Avanissa Espinosa, Vanessa Soria, Janelle Christensen, Katie Marin and Joanna Dominguez have been teammates for four years. Lui, McCarron and Robinson are team captains. Louisville defeated Centennial despite the absence of leading scorer Mollie McIntyre (19 points-per-game average), a junior who was vacationing in Hawaii after a scheduling mix-up. The Louisville High of Woodland Hills girls’ basketball team has been what second-year coach Rob DiMuro called a “doormat” in the Mission League. The Royals went 0-10 in league play last season, when it was 3-19 overall, and struggled in previous years. Nobody’s stepping on the Royals anymore. Although Louisvile isn’t the favorite to win the Mission League crown in 2006, it is 11-2 overall, has won two tournament titles and is coming off a 54-50 victory over powerful Centennial of Corona (9-3) in the Bell-Jeff of Burbank tournament championship game on Dec. 30. DiMuro took over the team in summer 2004 and says he had to convince his players they were merely undertrained and that they possessed skills to be developed. center_img “It was extremely disappointing I couldn’t be there,” said McIntyre, who is being recruited by Vanderbilt, Colorado, Harvard and Colgate. “I had to call (my teammates) every day to see what was happening. I’m so proud of them.” Sophomore Meagan Hayden stepped into McIntyre’s spot at the Bell-Jeff tournament and made the all-tournament team after averaging 8.8 points, 15.8 rebounds and 3.8 blocks. “This was (Hayden’s) coming-out party,” DiMuro said. “She really showed me something.” The Royals were led at the tournament by McCarron, a guard who averaged 20.4 points over four games and made 14 3-pointers. She scored 24 points in the title game. “This definitely boosts our confidence,” McCarron said. “We have bonded as a team, and now we are ready for our opponents.” Even with a great start, the Royals know the Mission League will be a difficult test. “Now that we are winning, it’s even harder” McCarron said. “The more you win, the more you have to work, the more intense everything is.” Louisville starts its league schedule Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Harvard-Westlake of Studio City. “I don’t want to sound overconfident, but I know what this team is made of, and we will use it to compete,” McIntyre said. Said Lui: “This is most of our’s last season. It’s now or never, and we don’t want to lose.” Justin Frank, (818) 713-3607 justin.frank@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

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