LOS ANGELES – A former Arcadia police lieutenant who pleaded guilty in March of last year to using another officer’s name to solicit prostitutes over the Internet in the summer of 2005 will have a sentencing hearing June 28, a judge decided Wednesday. Kenneth Kuwahara, 41, was charged in January 2006 with using a department computer to commit the felony offenses of false personation and identity theft as well as four misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution. In the summer of 2005, the Arcadia Police Department launched an investigation after an internal computer-monitoring program picked up on suspicious communications, Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Renee Korn said. The probe was later turned over to the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation. According to the criminal complaint, Kuwahara had solicited four women for prostitution from Jan. 1 to May 19, 2005, while serving as the on-duty watch commander, using an e-mail account he had set up under a subordinate officer’s name. Kuwahara has been free on his own recognizance since his arrest early last year. On March 6, 2006, Kuwahara pleaded guilty to all six charges and agreed to do 200 hours of Caltrans service by the time of his sentencing, which was scheduled for Wednesday, said Sandi Gibbons, spokesperson for the county District Attorney’s Office. Korn said Kuwahara’s 200 hours were not completed due to confusion by either the probation department or the defendant, so the sentencing was postponed in order to give Kuwahara time to finish his service. Korn added that, as part of his plea agreement, Kuwahara, who had been on the Arcadia police force for more than 20 years, agreed to resign from the department, pay fines and submit to AIDS and DNA testing. If the agreement is honored, the court will then consider reducing the felony convictions to misdemeanors at the time of his sentencing, Gibbons said. Arcadia police Lt. Bob Anderson confirmed Wednesday that Kuwahara is “no longer an employee of the city of Arcadia.” firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
1 Lionel Messi put on one of his finest displays last night, despite not getting a goal, as he helped Barcelona dump Manchester City out of the Champions League.And one of the moments of the night, which saw the Spaniards win 1-0 at the Camp Nou and progress to the last eight, was his brilliant nutmeg on England international James Milner.After 40 minutes, Messi drew his opponent into a challenge only to slyly nudge the ball between his legs and speed past him, leaving Milner to pick himself up off the floor.Former boss Pep Guardiola, who was watching from the stands, couldn’t believe what he’d seen his former charge do though, and his reaction was brilliant.You can check it out below… Pep Guardiola
Victoria Vladimirsky didn’t have to follow Sandy Kaufman out of the Valley Indoor Swap Meet to give her a silver bracelet engraved with angels – but she did. Sandy Borenstein and Robyn Love didn’t have to volunteer for hours at Winnetka Avenue Elementary School to help a group of low-income students fulfill their dreams – but they did. And construction worker Louis Madrigal didn’t have to help Beau Yeakel preserve his father’s memory and a chunk of his family’s history – but he did. So the next time someone tells you the San Fernando Valley is a big, impersonal place where strangers don’t care, show the person this column. “I paid for the picture frame and was walking out of the swap meet when I felt this tap on my shoulder,” Kaufman said. “It was the owner of the booth. She had tears in her eyes and a silver bracelet in her hand.” “Please, take this,” Vladimirsky said. “The angels will watch over and protect you.” Kaufman thanked and hugged the booth owner, then drove home, crying all the way, she said. “With all the garbage going on in the world and our own city, this was a totally unexpected act of compassion and kindness from a stranger,” she said. “I was shocked and touched.” Racheal Kamulali, a 10-year-old from Africa, cradled the rag doll as if it were the most valuable thing she owned. It was. “I have one doll at home; now I have two,” said the fifth-grader at Winnetka Avenue Elementary. “But this one is special. I made her.” This doll was her baby, made with her own hands with the help of Borenstein and Love, who showed up at the school in November and offered to teach any student – girl or boy – how to make a doll. Two boys signed up for the after-school program, but eventually dropped out. Nine girls stayed. “In an era of Ken and Barbie and dolls that cost so much, what these women gave us was a totally unexpected gift for some little girls who don’t have a lot,” Winnetka Principal Maria Villasenor said. Borenstein and Love bought the supplies and materials and spent four months helping the girls until they took their rag dolls home from school last week. Class act, ladies. Yeakel’s uncle, Frank Cordon, persuaded his nephew to give it a shot. Maybe the construction workers tearing up the sidewalk for a residential development would actually care about the Yeakel family memory they were about to destroy: a slab of sidewalk concrete in the 5200 block of Lankershim Boulevard, where Yeakel and Goss – one of the San Fernando Valley’s first department stores – was once located. “My grandfather opened it in 1921, and then my dad took it over,” Yeakel said. “In 1938, he put his name, date and footprint in the fresh concrete they were pouring for the sidewalk out front.” Nearly 70 years later, the concrete was being removed, and Yeakel went looking for someone who might care that a little piece of sidewalk meant something to his family. He found Madrigal, a foreman on the job, who said he wasn’t promising anything but would do what he could. “I kept thinking if this was my family, I’d want that old piece of sidewalk for my kids and grandkids,” Madrigal said. “I think most people would.” When the bulldozers showed up a few days later to dig up the sidewalk, one square of concrete was missing. It was in a shed in the rear of the construction site with a note taped on it: “Save for the Yeakel family.” Victoria Vladimirsky, Louis Madrigal, Sandy Borenstein and Robyn Love didn’t have to do any of the things they did. But they did. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Dennis McCarthy, (818) 713-3749 email@example.com 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 MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The picture frame at the swap meet in Woodland Hills cost more than Kaufman wanted to spend, but she just had to have it. “I’m really splurging here,” the North Hollywood woman said as she wrote out a check to the booth’s owner, Vladimirsky. The Russian immigrant smiled. “I know it’s expensive,” she said, “but sometimes you have to treat yourself because you never know what tomorrow will bring.” Exactly, Kaufman replied, telling Vladimirsky about her successful surgery last summer to remove a benign brain tumor. She pointed to the letters on her sweat shirt – Meningioma Mommas – an online support group for those with meningioma tumors.
There’s always plenty of fun at scout camp.Looking for something different for your child to do after school or at weekends? Why not bring them along to 19th Donegal (Lifford/Clonleigh) Scout Group and see what’s on offer, the Group are holding their registration evening tonight (Tuesday) from 7pm – 8pm at the Den which is behind the Eclipse Cinema.The group have been catering for young people from the Lifford/Castlefin/St Johnston area for the past 34 yrs providing a fun filled, adventurous programme from young people from the age of 6 yrs to 15yrs, where they learn, play and have fun in a safe and friendly non educational environment with a strong emphasise on the outdoors and the environment. During the past 34 yrs members of the group have attended many camps all over the Ireland and further afield. Indeed several members have travelled to Germany, Norway, England, Wales, Holland, etc.The adult volunteers, Scouters, have a vast amount experience and have completed all the necessary training including Child Protection Awareness and have all been vetted.We are always looking for new Adult members who can give of a few hours of their time each week to work with the young people or if you know of a young person who is working on the Gaisce awards, Scouting would be a great way of working on the Community area of your project. Don’t worry if you never were involved in Scouting or other voluntary work as appropriate training will be provided.If you would like to find out more, why not come along tonight or email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Joe on 0863868538 If you are interested in joining Scouts in other areas of Donegal, other groups include Killybegs, Donegal Town, Stranorlar, Convoy, Raphoe, Letterkenny, Gweedore, Manorcunningham, Newtoncunningham, Muff, Quigley’s Point, Moville, Bocan (Culdaff), Carndonagh and Buncrana. ARE YOU ON THE ‘LOOK-SCOUT’ FOR A NEW CHALLENGE IN DONEGAL? was last modified: September 9th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:19TH DONEGAL SCOUT GROUPdonegalSCOUITNG
The nephew of a woman murdered almost 70 years ago has claimed that he knows who the key suspect is.Gertrude Canning from County Donegal was just 20 years old when she was shot several times and her body was dumped in a field close to the Scottish army base where she worked.On a bright, sunny day in June 1942 Gertrude Canning, dressed smartly in her Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) uniform, made her way to Inveraray in Scotland to post a letter to her family in Lifford. Five days later her body was found in a hedge by children, not far from the base where she worked.Her killer was never caught but her nephew Liam Canning said he knows the identity of the serviceman suspected of the murder.“From what has been presented to the family, I could clearly identify who I think is the suspect,” he told BBC Radio Foyle today.“Police in Scotland have said that if the case were to come before them now they would solve it. “The family are not looking for revenge. We have no real malice towards the person that did this.“When we started this, the primary goal was not about finding a killer, it was about showing respect 70 years on for our aunt,” said Mr Canning.In June, family members will travel to Inverary where they will unveil a plaque in memory of the murdered WRN. ‘I KNOW WHO MURDERED MY AUNT 70 YEARS AGO’ – DONEGAL MAN was last modified: June 7th, 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:’I KNOW WHO MURDERED MY AUNT 70 YEARS AGO’ – DONEGAL MAN
RESIDENTS in the Ramelton, Milford and surrounding areas are being warned that a suspected burglary gang – using up to two white vans – have been spotted in the area this morning.Anyone who sees any suspicious activity should call Gardai immediately.People should check on elderly neighbours if at all possible. The Milford station can be contacted on 074 91 53114.Contact Donegal Daily on email@example.com COMMUNITY ALERT: SUSPECTED THIEVES IN RAMELTON AND MILFORD AREAS was last modified: September 10th, 2013 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:alertballyareMilfordRamelton
The launch of the 22nd Northwest 10k will take place this evening at 7 p.m. in the Mount Errigal Hotel.The names of the charities who will benefit from this year’s charity run and walk will be announced during the launch.Chairperson Neil Martin said there had been a significant interest from charities wishing to be considered for the event, which takes place on Sunday the 6th of May in Letterkenny. “We had a big response from charities who made application to be beneficiaries from this year’s North West 10k.“I would like to thank them all for their interest and the committee would like to wish them well into the future.“The charities that have been successful this time will be named on Tuesday evening and then for them it’s down to the hard work of maximising the money they can generate from being associated with the North West 10k,” Mr Martin said.Launch of 22nd Northwest 10k to be held this evening was last modified: March 13th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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)
This week the stylists at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Letterkenny share a guide to the most flattering cuts for women over 40 – because age should never be a barrier to trying a new look!Forty is being declared as the new 20 but we disagree! We think 40 is even better than 20, because women in their 40s ooze confidence. They know who they are and what they want. Great hair is a must at any age and 40 is no different. Just because you are not 20 anymore doesn’t mean that you have to go for an old fashioned hairstyle, you can opt for something classic and timeless but don’t let age be a barrier to try something new. Here are some of our team’s favourite cuts which will give you some inspiration when choosing your own flattering style.Jordan’s Pick – Layered Bob- Cate BlanchettJordan says this classic style is the perfect choice for women who want to look chic and elegant without a lot of maintenance. The great thing is that there is a bob suited to most face shapes and hair textures. Chin length bobs are perfect for petite and angular faces while round faces should opt for slightly more length. Irene’s Choice – Shoulder Length Layers – Tina Fey Irene says shoulder length, bouncy layers are beautiful at any age but are particularly age appropriate- this simple style is very flattering with long face-framing layers. If you have very fine hair use a thicker fuller hair product such as Nioxin Diaboost which will help create the beautiful volume and bounce. Anita’s Favourite- Shoulder Length Curls – Jennifer GarnerAnita says a shoulder length cut is very easy to maintain and provides you with great styling options. Subtle layering throughout the hair will give curl definition and create a beautiful youthful bounce. Shoulder length hair gives you great options and is a classic in that it never goes out of style. Rachel’s pick – Layered Razor Cut – Halle BerryGeometrically razor cut hair allowing a side fringe to creep over one eye. The style highlights delicate features and Rachel says if you have razor sharp cheekbones this is the perfect cut for you to show them off. Although this is a short cut you can still have fun styling it bringing a more edgy feel to it with a Mohawk style or a sleek and elegant style whichever matches your mood! Vickie’s choice- Smooth Fringe- Sofia VergaraVickie says Sofia Vergara’s style is very flattering and also incredibly functional if for any reason you’re self-conscious about your forehead, of course, even if you’re not, it’s still a great look for a woman in her 40s.Top TipsWhatever the length and style of cut you choose at any age one thing stays consistent –it should flatter, soften and frame your face. The Master Colour Experts at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing would advise that choosing the right colour placed in the correct manner is just as important. The stylists at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing, understand the importance of a personalised consultation to achieve a look that suits you best as an individual. Book your complimentary consultation to discuss what suits you best in term of skin tone, face shape and lifestyle. Call 00353 74 91 25476 or to book online click here https://www.patrickgildea.ie/book-your-appointment-online/. Does your skin need some TLC? Get a complimentary Dermalogica Skin Solver with Kim or Catherine at Allure Beauty at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing. For more hair and beauty tips see www.facebook.com/patrickgildeahairdressing Patrick Gildea Hairdressing: The best haircuts for women in their 40s was last modified: March 19th, 2019 by Patrick GildeaShare 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:hair styleshaircareletterkenny hair salonPatrick Gildea Hairdressing
Why did humans evolve from stoop-shouldered apemen into tall, proud, big-brained Europeans? Africa pushed them out. That seems to be the idea behind a story spreading throughout the popular science media, such as on Science Daily, entitled, “Geologists Say ‘Wall Of Africa’ Allowed Humanity To Emerge.” The idea is based on circumstantial evidence that, according to evolutionary dating, the African Rift zone was creating mountains and valleys at about the same time hominids were thought by paleoanthropologists to be emerging into manhood. According to the Science Daily article, the husband and wife team of Royhan and Nahid Gani claim, “Tectonics [movement of Earth’s crust] was ultimately responsible for the evolution of humankind.” Why? Because it dried up the trees and created grasslands. The apes had to climb down and learn how to walk on two feet, “an energy-efficient way to search larger areas for food in an arid environment.” The Ganis did not explain why the other mammals didn’t follow the human leader. The following quotes by the Ganis were gleaned from reports on Science Daily, and EurekAlert, an PhysOrg, which regurgitated a press release from University of Utah.“Because of the crustal movement or tectonism in East Africa, the landscape drastically changed over the last 7 million years,” says Royhan Gani (pronounced rye-hawn Go-knee), a research assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering. “That landscape controlled climate on a local to regional scale. That climate change spurred human ancestors to evolve from apes.” “Although the Wall of Africa started to form around 30 million years ago, recent studies show most of the uplift occurred between 7 million and 2 million years ago, just about when hominins split off from African apes, developed bipedalism and evolved bigger brains.”“Nature built this wall, and then humans could evolve, walk tall and think big,” says Royhan Gani. “Is there any characteristic feature of the wall that drove human evolution?” The answer, he believes, is the variable landscape and vegetation resulting from uplift of the Wall of Africa, which created “a topographic barrier to moisture, mostly from the Indian Ocean” and dried the climate.“Clearly, the Wall of Africa grew to be a prominent elevated feature over the last 7 million years, thereby playing a prominent role in East African aridification by wringing moisture out of monsoonal air moving across the region,” the Ganis write. That period coincides with evolution of human ancestors in the area.Royhan Gani says the earliest undisputed evidence of true bipedalism (as opposed to knuckle-dragging by apes) is 4.1 million years ago in Australopithecus anamensis, but some believe the trait existed as early as 6 million to 7 million years ago. The Ganis speculate that the shaping of varied landscapes by tectonic forces — lake basins, valleys, mountains, grasslands, woodlands — “could also be responsible, at a later stage, for hominins developing a bigger brain as a way to cope with these extremely variable and changing landscapes” in which they had to find food and survive predators.The only hint of doubt about this hypothesis is in the last paragraphs from the press release: “For now, Royhan Gani acknowledges the lack of more precise timeframes makes it difficult to link specific tectonic events to the development of upright walking, bigger brains and other key steps in human evolution. ‘But it all happened within the right time period,’ he says. ‘Now we need to nail it down.’”Of course, these Charlietans had to include a little bit of doubt to let their sponsors know this is an important work in progress, so that the funds will keep flowing. The secular science reporters echo this nonsense without any critical thinking. If we don’t expose the fallacies in these ridiculous ideas for the public, who will? Even ardent evolutionists should be ashamed of the kind of illogic that went into this claim. Tectonic forces and climate change make apes walk tall and think big. Right on, dude. It’s a shame this didn’t happen back in the Cambrian or Ordovician; we might have had written records for more time telling us how meteor impacts created brickmasons, earthquakes created architects, and tsunamis created surfers. Evolutionists should be the first in line to award the Ganis with Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week. Instead, they give any imposters claiming to be scientists license to say any stupid things they want, as long as they swear allegiance to Darwin (e.g., 07/17/2007). Alan Boyle listed 30 nominations for Weird Science of 2007 on MSNBC, but not one highlighted the silly claims of Darwinists. The only one that came close was the story about redhead Neanderthals—but that was not questioning evolution. Why didn’t the evolutionary claims in our 08/10/2007 entry make his list? Look back through the “Dumb” entries for 2007 in these pages (e.g., 06/14/2007, 04/20/2007, 03/31/2007). Any one of them would trounce Boyle’s nominations about radiation-proof underwear and glow-in-the-dark kittens. Much of the evolutionary silliness would insult the intelligence of children (see 11/22/2007, 07/03/2007). Remember the dandy display of logic from 10/14/2007? or from 08/20/2007, or from 04/11/2007? We should stage a contest for Stupidest Evolution Quote of 2007. Evolutionists are the funniest comedians on earth, and they don’t even know it. That’s what makes them so funny. Save the SEQOTW quotes up for the day the Darwin idol falls. We’ll have a merry good time.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
7 June 2010 Just days before South Africa meets Mexico in the opening match of the 2010 Fifa World Cup at Soccer City, Johannesburg, President Jacob Zuma took the opportunity to welcome the world to South Africa. Briefing the media at the presidential guesthouse in Pretoria on Sunday, Zuma said that the country was “truly blessed and humbled to host the world in our country for this historical and extraordinary event”. Zuma said the country had been preparing for the tournament from the moment that Fifa president Sepp Blatter announced South Africa as the hosts on 15 May 2004. “We knew from that moment that South Africa would never be the same again,” Zuma said. “Indeed South Africa has resembled a construction site for the last six years as world-class stadiums have been built and roads, rail, airports and communication systems upgraded in record time to meet the demands of the tournament and the country’s developmental needs for years to come.Uniting the nation But more than that, Zuma noted how the World Cup was already bringing a nation, with a difficult and divided past closer together, with the South African flag now the most popular item on the shopping list of South Africans. “The enthusiasm, joy and excitement that has engulfed the entire nation in recent weeks has not been witnessed since President Mandela was released from prison.” Before ceremonially handing the World Cup trophy to Blatter, Zuma thanked the Fifa president for consistently expressing his confidence in South Africa’s ability to host the event, even as Afro-pessimists and others expressed doubts at points along the way. “Bringing the World Cup to South Africa is to trust South Africa, South Africans, to trust Africa and say you are strong,” said Blatter, who described himself as “a happy man”. He also thanked former president Thabo Mbeki for his leadership of the project during his term of office, the inter-ministerial task team led by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, and the Organising Committee led by Irvin Khoza and his team, including CEO Danny Jordaan and the staff who worked behind the scenes to make things happen. “The long hours of hard work have finally paid off,” Blatter said. “The nation is proud of you!” Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committee