Candidates miss filing deadlines on fund statements

first_imgSerrano did not return messages left at his home. Carbajal was out of town at the deadline due to a death in the family. She said she will file her financial papers Monday. The statements cover the period from Sept. 23 through Oct. 20. Santa Fe Springs candidate Jim Burton’s filing shows zero contributions and a non-existent balance. “I am not going to spend my retirement on an election,” said the retired businessman. He has spent $50 for campaign cards, but didn’t do so until after Oct. 20. “I’ll report it next time,” Burton said, “and any other money people give me.” The signs he is using are recycled from his last go-around on the campaign trail six years ago. Kathy Salazar, a former Montebello mayor, has spent a lot more than Burton’s $50. Her campaign, while adding $6,047 to its coffers, spent $7,077 in campaign literature, campaign consultant fees and U.S. postal services, which alone totaled nearly $1,500. Salazar’s total campaign expenditures this year is $18,953. Her campaign’s biggest donor during this finance cycle was $3,000 from Athens Services of Industry. As for the rest of the Montebello candidates, incumbent Norma Lopez-Reid was the biggest spender. She has spent $20,028, according to her records. Lopez-Reid’s biggest cost during the time period was $1,495 for a fundraiser dinner at Quiet Cannon. Giuseppe “Joe” Veneziano has spent $6,482 and Leo Rodriguez has spent $3,095 to date. Santa Fe Springs candidate Annette Rodriguez spent $467; Mike Madrigal spent $5,287 and Bill Rounds spent $9,598 this year. sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“My campaign treasurer overnighted it,” Urteaga said Friday morning. “The city clerk should be getting it this afternoon.” He said he signed the paperwork at noon Thursday and there was no reason it was not filed on time. Bagwell, reached by phone Friday, said his campaign manager should have filed the statement. “I will get in touch with him, and it will be filed today,” he said. Both Santa Fe Springs and Montebello charge $10 a day to each campaign for every day it is not filed. Santa Fe Springs Mayor Joe Serrano and Montebello Councilman Bob Bagwell were among those council candidates who did not meet Thursday’s financial statement deadline for the Nov. 6 election. It is the final deadline before voters decide next month who will sit on their respective councils for the next four years. They are vying for two seats on each of the councils. Montebello candidate Robert Urteaga and Santa Fe Springs candidate Francis Carbajal also did not file their statements with their city clerks by the deadline. last_img read more

Gusts to return today, but wildfire risk reduced

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre But a more serious wind event is expected late Friday into Saturday morning, with gusts of 55 mph, according to NWS forecasters. A similar situation will prevail in Orange and San Diego counties in the Santa Ana Mountains and foothills. “Gusts in these areas could locally reach 60 mph,” according to an advisory issued by the NWS office in San Diego. However, “it is important to note that this offshore wind event is expected to be considerably cooler in nature as compared to our October events,” according to an NWS advisory. In addition to the wind, “there is the potential for a significant drying trend, with humidities possibly falling into the single digits,” according to an NWS advisory, which said a Fire Weather Watch may have to be issued later this week. At the same time, temperatures are dropping, and “wind-sheltered locations will likely experience much colder nighttime temperatures” beginning tonight and “continuing through much of the holiday weekend.” Amid cooler conditions, gusty winds will return to the Southland today, but without creating a high risk of wildfire, forecasters said. High pressure building across the Great Basin will bring “a return of weak to moderate offshore winds to portions of southwest California” today, said a National Weather Advisory. As a result, it said, northeast winds of between 20 and 30 miles per hour, with gusts of 45 mph, are expected to blow through the passes and canyons of Los Angeles and Ventura counties through early this afternoon. At the same time, humidity levels will come down in wind-exposed areas of Los Angeles and Ventura counties today, but “it does not appear that the duration of critical Red Flag thresholds will be met,” the advisory said. A freeze watch was in effect in the Antelope Valley until 9 a.m. today and may be reissued this week, according to the NWS, and a wind advisory will be in effect in the mountains and valleys of Los Angeles and Ventura counties until 2 p.m. “Motorists traveling during this holiday week should be prepared for the possibility of gusty winds near passes and canyons and our first round of sub-freezing temperatures across far interior sections of the Southland,” according to an NWS advisory.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

Which teams lost the Premier League despite winning more points than Leicester?

first_img 6 Blackburn Rovers in the 1993/94 season – Blackburn finished the 22-team season on 84 points, but ended up losing to Manchester United. Chelsea and Liverpool in the 2013/14 season – Chelsea and Liverpool again missed out on the title in 2013/14, despite winning more than 80 points. The Blues finished on 82, and Liverpool on 84, but City took the title with 86 points. 6 6 Manchester United in the 2009/10 season – United finished one point behind winners Chelsea, ending the season on 86 points. Chelsea and Arsenal in 2007/08 – Chelsea and Arsenal both ended up with more than 80 points, but lost out to Man United, who ended the campaign with 87 points. 6 Chelsea and Liverpool in the 2008/09 season – Both Chelsea and Liverpool missed out on winning the title in the 2008/09 season, ending with 83 and 86 points respectively, however Man United first on 90 points. Leicester are on course to win the Premier League trophy, but it looks as if they will do so with a low points total.Whilst they can still finish on 87 points, an average total for a title winning side, that would require the Foxes to win all their remaining games.If they retain their current points per game total for the rest of the season, they will pick up another 17 points, ending with 80.Manchester United were the last team to finish on 80, in their 2010/11 triumph, and before that the Red Devils completed the same feat in the 2000/01 campaign. It was also United who won the title with the lowest ever points total, having secured the 1996/97 trophy with just 75 points.Leicester could win the league with a points tally lower than some runners-up, and even some third placed teams.In the 2011/12 season, United ended the campaign with 89 points, but they lost out on the title to rivals Manchester City due to goal difference. This is currently the highest total to not win the league, and Leicester cannot reach that figure even if they win all their games.Click the arrow above to find out which other teams missed out on the league, despite winning more points that Leicester’s expected total. 6 6 Leicester are on course to win the Premier League with 80 points. Click the right arrow to discover which teams missed out on the title despite finishing with more… last_img read more

Hull City 0-2 Derby (3-2 agg): Tigers hold on to book play-off final place

first_imgHull City set up a Championship play-off final meeting with Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley with a 3-2 aggregate win over Derby. The Rams won 2-0 on the night at the KC, but they were left to pay after losing so heavily to Steve Bruce’s side on Saturday.County came flying out the traps and they looked like they meant business as Johnny Russell opened the scoring after seven minutes. A dangerous cross was sent into the box on 36 minutes and Hull defender Andrew Robertson put the ball into his own net from six yards. The east Yorkshire crowd were on edge as Derby went for a third, but it eluded them and the Tigers are one match away from a Premier League return. The play-off final will take place at 5pm on Saturday, May 28.Knowing the odds were stacked against them, Derby began at a high tempo and took the lead when Hull failed to deal with a cross to the back post from Cyrus Christie.The ball was headed down by Chris Martin and Russell saw his first shot blocked but forced home the rebound from a couple of yards.Ten minutes later Russell curled a free-kick just wide as Hull continued to soak up pressure and it took 25 minutes for the home side to have a shot when Jake Livermore fired well over.With the break less than ten minutes away, Derby got their second when a low cross from the left by Andreas Weimann was met by Robertson and sent past Eldin Jakupovic.Hull had a penalty appeal turned down when Moses Odubajo went to ground and the same player saw his shot deflected wide for a corner as Derby continued to be solid at the back.With the tie finely balanced both sides began the second half in search of the next goal, Derby being denied in a goalmouth scramble by some hurried Hull defending.Derby looked composed in midfield but were not quite able to make the most of their possession, Will Hughes firing over after one period of concerted pressure and Martin then tested Eldin Jakupovic with a shot which the Hull keeper beat away with his fists. Hull City’s Andrew Robertson puts the ball into his own net 1last_img read more

Euro 2016 Street Skills: Matt Holland puts some partying Irishmen to the test

first_imgThe Republic of Ireland fans turned Bordeaux into a sea of green – and empty beer glasses! – as they partied the weekend away.Never mind that 3-0 defeat to Belgium, they were determined not to let the football get in the way of the partying.But we were on the hunt for some lads who were still on the right side of the pints, for a little while at least, for our special street skills challenge.We sent former Republic captain Matt Holland, who scored for his country against Cameroon in the 2002 World Cup finals, out on to the (not at all) mean streets of Bordeaux to see who he could find.This was the result…* No windows – or croissants – were harmed in the making of this videolast_img

Chelsea FC transfer news: Huge money striker bid and defender update

first_imgChelsea might have already got two transfers in the bag but they’re still ready to dip back into the market once again.Striker Michy Batshuayi has joined in a £32million deal from Marseille, while they have also snatched N’Golo Kante from Premier League champions Leicester City for £30million.New manager Antonio Conte still has rebuilding to do, though and is looking at defenders and forwards as he attempts to create a title challenging team.But what’s the latest news doing the rounds on possible movement in and out of Stamford Bridge? Click the right arrow above to see the latest Chelsea transfer news… Andreas Christensen – The Danish centre-back is currently halfway through a two-year loan at Borussia Monchengladbach and has impressed in the Bundesliga with Kicker rating him as one of the best in the division. Following his performances, the German side have tried to land him permanently but Chelsea have knocked back their opening £14.25m. 5 5 5 Alvaro Morata (Real Madrid) – Click the right arrow above for all the latest Chelsea transfer rumours… – Chelsea have seen bids of £50m and £62.7m turned down by last season’s Champions League winners, after they bought the striker back from Juventus. Even though the huge offers have been dismissed, the Daily Mail believe Antonio Conte is still keen on doing a deal for the 23-year-old. Diego Costa – In better striker news for the Blues, though, they seem set to hold onto their current first choice hitman. Atletico Madrid have been trying to take him back to the club to add another dimension to their forward line but they appear to have admitted defeat in their pursuit of the player. 5 Romelu Lukaku (Everton) – If the Blues do give up on signing Morata, it appears their next target is former Chelsea striker Lukaku. The player was sold to the Toffees two years ago for £28m and now they could have to spend up to £65m to take him back to Stamford Bridge. 5 Victor Lindelof (Benfica) – Renato Sanches took most of the plaudits with the Primeira Liga champions last year but Lindelof’s rise through the ranks was also a vital factor in their success as he made 25 appearances in all competitions after finally breaking through aged 22. He can play at centre-back or right-back and Chelsea are tempted to activate his £25m release clause instead of splurging nearly double that on Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly.last_img read more

Field lab engineer on a fossil-fueled quest

first_imgDakota stumbled across the sandstone, took a final breath, fell to the earth and died. The Badlands of Hill Creek, N.D., reclaimed the body. For everything else, life went on – and evolved. Dakota stayed almost exactly the same – for 67million years. The Lyson Farm, 1999 Tyler Lyson was out poking around in his uncle’s field. He was just 16, a sophomore in high school, but he had a keen eye. He noticed Dakota’s fossilized spine poking out of the land. “Can you do a 40-foot dinosaur?” the caller asked. “No one can do a 40-foot dinosaur,” Anders gulped. “It’s just too heavy.” But it was Dan Goldin, former NASA administrator and National Geographic board member, on the line. And for someone like him, Anders and his team would find a way. Santa Susana Field Lab, June 2007 Soon after Goldin’s call, Dakota arrived. The body weighed 4tons, the tail an additional ton. Vertebrae, skin, muscle, tendons, hooves, claws – everything Dakota left behind from the Late Cretaceous Period – showed up, encased in plywood. It looked like a cheap coffin, covered in plaster of Paris that resembled marshmallow fluff. Anders’ team loaded up the BIR Actis 1000, one of the most advanced 3D scanners in the world, and went to work on a whodunit several eras in the making. Craig Cohen, a writer and producer with the National Geographic Channel’s “Dino Autopsy” show, stood watching. He could feel the excitement in the air. “We’re here in Los Angeles, and we could be making history with this thing that’s 67million years old and hails from a thousand miles away,” Cohen said. The machine began piercing through the plaster, the wood, the rock and into Dakota. The hadrosaur began to take shape. The herbivore looked quite a bit different from when it expired. Encased in sediment, intertwined with the skeleton of a crocodile that might have nibbled upon its corpse, Dakota had held up well as the world changed around it. “I think that Dakota died – who knows what killed it? – and was on a sandbar or a river, being scavenged by the crocodile,” Lyson told “Dino Autopsy.” “Then you had a rapid flood that buried the two of them together.” When he’d first seen the bones poking out of his uncle’s land, he was no regular teen out messing around. He was already a paleontological genius, with 20 finds to his credit since he started digging at age 12. He would go on to become president and director of the Mamarth Research Foundation, a fossil-hunting group, and he had Dakota’s skeleton excavated in 2004. He’s now getting a doctorate at Yale University and working with Phil Manning, a paleontologist at the University of Manchester in England. The duo hopes to turn the rock-covered fossils into new understanding of how the hadrosaur lived and moved. As Anders’ scanners delved deeper and deeper into Dakota’s body, team members noticed the dino had an unusually thick tail. Its hindquarters were 25percent larger than previous fossil finds indicated, which blew Manning’s mind. “This animal had a big ass,” he remarked to the program. With that puffed-up posterior, Dakota could probably hit speeds of 28mph. Once thought of as a slow, cow-like animal, the lizard now looked like a speed demon. Boeing initially thought it would take three weeks to scan the fossil, but given the scope and size of the project, it has dragged on for a year and a half. Anders has put in long hours of unpaid work, analyzing data on a machine that normally rents for as much as $500 an hour. As ancient and primitive as Dakota is, the scanner is high-tech and modern. A regular hospital machine used to check out a patient’s lungs or brain might have power measured at 150,000 electron volts and take up a room in a hospital. The Actis 1000 puts out more than 6million electron volts of power and has an entire building to itself. The walls are 6feet of solid concrete. An 80,000-pound steel door separates the scanning chamber from Anders’ Cold War-era office. A hospital machine blasts its subject for a few seconds to get its reading – the Actis runs for an hour, minutely moving Dakota ever so slightly to obtain a three-dimensional picture. “It just looks like a big rock to me,” Anders said. “But when we get it going, we could see the cartilage. No one had seen that before, so it impressed even me.” This wasn’t the first time he’d fired up the machine to look at some ancient bones. His team scanned Sue, the famed Tyrannosaurus rex now on display at the Field Museum in Chicago. But Sue, as cool as she was, wasn’t anywhere as complete as Dakota. The discoveries unlocked by the scanner have inspired two books, “Dino Autopsy” and “DinoMummy,” released this month. After a recent airing tested well with audiences, National Geographic Channel plans to rerun the episode of “Dino Autopsy” on Feb.24. The scans have produced more than a terabyte of information – nearly 1,500 CDs worth – and could permanently change the way dinosaur experts view fossils. Anders has to wrap up before June, when NASA plans to relocate the machine as Boeing moves to close the field lab. “I couldn’t have asked for a better project to take on to end this,” he said, looking at Dakota’s rocky sarcophagus. “It’s definitely been interesting.”160Want 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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonHe took note of the duck-billed hadrosaur and vowed to return. Santa Susana Field Lab, September 2006 Jeffrey Anders’ telephone inside Building100 rang. The Boeing Co. senior engineer had seen plenty of exotic projects come through his CT scanner atop the hills in between Simi Valley and Chatsworth. The machine, the largest, most powerful instrument of its kind, could see details down to a grain of sand. NASA had him scan its space shuttle wings and rocket engines to find imperfections. The Navy asked him to look at torpedo tube doors for safety. Ford Motor Co. had him examine minivan transmissions. last_img read more

Job-hunting mistakes to avoid

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonLimiting your search. Don’t be too anxious to land a job and forget to be creative. Identify your interest – like music – and then spend time brainstorming all the ways you could be involved with it. How can you know what your dream job is until you dream? Not articulating your dream. After you’ve set your goal, develop a clear, one-line pitch that’s specific and differentiates you from the pack. For example, “I want to find a job that uses my science skills,” is less compelling than “My dream is to work for an aerospace company designing rocket engines.” Being the same as everyone else. It’s competitive out there. Take a page from the marketing universe and brand yourself. Figure out what makes you different – then flaunt it. In stationery, dress, manners, attitude and speech, differentiate yourself from your competition. Going it alone. A recent Monster.com poll found that about half of job seekers landed jobs through peers and friends. Talk with family, friends, former co-workers and professors about your goals. Ask if they know someone in your field and would be willing to introduce you. Set up 30-minute informational interviews with as many contacts as possible. Burning bridges at past jobs. Make an effort to maintain regular contact with key players in your last job – they can be references, provide job referrals and give you advice. With the New Year nearly here, you might be thinking of getting a fresh start with a different job. Go about the job search wisely, or you’ll end up in just another dead end. Nicholas Aretakis, career coach and the author of “No More Ramen: The 20-Something’s Real World Survival Guide,” provides these common mistakes job seekers make, and offers tips to help you avoid them: Setting your goals too low. Don’t settle for a job that doesn’t challenge you, help you develop skills, or advance you toward an ultimate career dream. Instead, think big – where you want to be 10 years from now. Then figure out what you have to do to get there, and set interim goals. Shortchanging your résumé. Go over your past job experiences and reframe every description in a fresh, positive light. Make the language interesting and the descriptions compelling. Make your personality and individuality jump off the page. Showing up unprepared for interviews. Before interviews, Google typical questions and prepare answers. Research the company. Have questions prepared. Select your outfit. Do a dry-run drive-by to avoid getting lost. Arrive early. Be positive and flexible. Giving up or being lazy. Treat job seeking like a part-time job. Attend an industry show in your field of interest and meet at least 10 new people. Join job forums at online job sites and pick up tips from other job seekers. Read articles and research industries and companies. Happy New Year and good luck. Dawn Anfuso is a South Bay-based business writer and former managing editor of WORKFORCE magazine. If you have workplace or job-search questions, email Dawn at dawnanfuso@yahoo.com. Writers will remain anonymous.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

Gerhart gets another award

first_imgNORCO – The awards just keep piling up for Toby Gerhart. The Norco High School senior running back’s latest award came Monday, as he was named as California’s Mr. Football, the Cal-Hi Sports’ State Player of the Year. “It’s an unbelievable honor,” Gerhart said. “They keep adding up this year.” Gerhart already had been picked as a Parade All-American and was the Gatorade State Player of the Year as well. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “I thought I had a pretty good chance. I was one of the front runners,” Gerhart said of the latest award. “That (award) and winning the finals means a lot.” When the 6-foot-1, 228-pound Gerhart won the Gatorade award, Norco hadn’t yet won its CIF-Southern Section Division V championship. But since then, he has put the final touches on the state career rushing record with 9,662 yards. He led the state in rushing with 3,233 yards in 2005, scoring 39 touchdowns and finishing with 108 in his career. Gerhart is the first Inland Empire player to win the award in 10 years, since Riverside J.W. North’s Chris Claiborne won it in 1995. The last Inland Valley winner of the award was Pomona’s Marty Keough in 1951. “I think the Inland Empire is underrated in football,” Gerhart said. “Everyone talks about Orange County and L.A. teams, but they don’t think Inland Empire.” center_img Gerhart edged out six other finalists to win the award: Colton’s Allen Bradford, Lemoore’s David Ausberry, Los Angeles Crenshaw’s Darian Hagan Jr., Oakland McClymonds’ Derrick Hill, Compton Dominguez’s Marvin Johnson and El Cajon Valley’s Abrahim Muheize. Gerhart was the only finalist who played almost exclusively on one side of the ball, and Bradford was the only fellow finalist whom Gerhart had met. “I thought he (Bradford) had a little bit of an advantage playing on both sides of the ball,” Gerhart said. “(Setting the record) and the fact our team won in the finals, that made a difference I think.” Gerhart, also a top prospect in baseball, has not made his college decision yet, but UCLA and Stanford appear to be the front runners. 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