• Council calls for clarity with permits

    first_imgCity officials said it can be difficult for business owners to know what permits are needed since the requirements are imposed by several different agencies. Several councilmen said the possibility that other businesses in the city could require but lack health permits is a concern. A review of about 100 businesses in the city found one store that may need a permit: the Office Max near Arrow Highway and the 57 Freeway. Besides office supplies, it sells pre-packaged food – desk- friendly treats such as popcorn, Twizzlers, gummybears, pretzels and coffee – in an area larger than 10 square feet. A store manager declined to comment, referring all inquiries to the main office. Jennifer Rook, public relations manager for Office Max, said while she couldn’t immediately comment on the San Dimas store, the company tries to comply with any county or state regulations. Daniels and some former visitors to her wine bar say it’s hard to understand how the city could fail to mention to her that she needed a health permit. “The city should have let her know what she needed before it opened,” said Marty Weintraub, a fan of the wine bar. “I feel San Dimas dropped the ball again. They had an opportunity to make downtown special, and instead of helping her get what she needed, they dropped the ball.” Health permits are granted and enforced by the county, city officials said. Mayor Curtis Morris, councilmen John Ebiner and Jeff Templeman, and City Manager Blaine Michaelis all said they hoped to help business owners applying for city permits and licenses remember to see if they need a health permit. “There should be a checklist for the business owner to follow just as a courtesy,” Ebiner said. “A list that has things on it that the city may not be responsible for, like the \ license or the health permit – something letting the business owner know that if they need those, that’s their responsibility.” alison.hewitt@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN DIMAS – The San Dimas Wine Shop and Tasting Room enlivened downtown San Dimas and entertained City Council members and community members alike for almost a year and a half before it was shut down for lack of a health permit. When the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health closed it in March, city officials said they had no idea there was a problem, although the building is located less than a third of a mile from City Hall and the wine bar received a business license and conditional use permit from the city. Making sure city businesses had all the required permits from other agencies is not the city’s responsibility, they said. Now, some council members and city staff are looking at ways to make sure that city stores know to get their health permits. “I had no idea that we needed a health permit” for wine tasting, co-owner Heidi Daniels said. Although she touted her restaurant experience when applying for city permits, she said she never considered that wine tasting businesses might need a health permit just like a restaurant. last_img read more

  • No guard of honour for Barca as they did not do one for us – Zidane

    first_img0Shares0000Zinedine Zidane has led Real Madrid into their third consecutive Champions League final © AFP/File / JAVIER SORIANOMADRID, Spain, May 5 – Zinedine Zidane says Barcelona do not deserve a guard of honour before the Clasico on Sunday because they refused to give Real Madrid one for winning the Club World Cup.Barca host Real as La Liga and Copa del Rey champions but Zidane’s side will not perform a ‘pasillo’, the tradition of players applauding their opponents onto the pitch. Deportivo La Coruna made the gesture ahead of their game against Barca last weekend while Barca gave Real a guard of honour at the Santiago Bernabeu in 2008, after Los Blancos had already won the league.But Barcelona bucked the trend when the two teams met in December, opting against honouring Real’s success in the Club World Cup as Barca argued they had not taken part in the competition.“I’m not the one who decides,” Zidane said on Saturday. “After the Club World Cup, it wasn´t important for them to give us a guard of honour.“They said they weren’t in the competition, but that’s a lie, because you get into the Club World Cup through the Champions League.“They didn’t give us one, so what’s most important is respecting what they have done. They´ve won the double and I respect that, and I congratulate them on that.“But we’re not going to do something for them which they didn’t do for us.”Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said in December the ‘pasillo’ had “lost its original essence”, adding, “I would not do it and I would not want it to be done to me”.There is a sense in Spain the ceremony has become more about humiliating the defeated team, rather than congratulating the champions.Real may, however, choose to pay tribute to midfielder Andres Iniesta, who will be playing his last Clasico before he leaves Barcelona at the end of the season.“He is a player we admire, he’s not just any player,” Zidane said. “We will wave to him, congratulate him and wish him the best of luck for the future.”This meeting of La Liga´s two most glamorous clubs will have minimal affect on the table, given Barca are unassailable and Real, now concentrating on the Champions League final, are safe inside the top four.But Barca are four games away from finishing their first league season unbeaten while Real may be hoping to maintain momentum ahead of their showpiece clash against Liverpool.Zidane is still likely to rest Raphael Varane and Isco, who are struggling with calf and shoulder injuries respectively. Dani Carvajal also remains out with a hamstring problem.“Give up in the league? Under me it will not happen,” Zidane said.“We have to finish as high as possible and what matters most to me is to prepare for the Champions League final and that is done through our intensity in the matches. I’m convinced of that.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

  • LMU student faces hearing over hoax

    first_imgA 21-year-old Loyola Marymount University student arrested over the weekend is expected to be arraigned this week on charges stemming from an Internet posting that warned of a shooting on the campus. Carlos Huerta, 21, a senior, was arrested about 10:15 Saturday night near his campus apartment in Westchester on suspicion of posting the threat on JuicyCampus.com, a blog primarily used by college students, said Officer Mike Lopez of Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations unit. Huerta, whose bail had been set at $100,000, was released from custody around 11 a.m. yesterday morning, according to the inmate information page on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Web site. Police said he could be arraigned today or tomorrow. Students and faculty members were notified about a possible threat, and the campus was restricted to people with business there. No campus events were canceled as a result, Lopez said. On Friday, 20-year-old Jarrad Willis of Melbourne was arrested for posting on a social networking blog an image of a shotgun-toting man with a note that said he was going to shoot people at The Grove shopping center in Los Angeles. Authorities said Willis’ posting — it appeared shortly after 19-year- old Robert Hawkins opened fire in an Omaha, Neb., mall on Wednesday, killing eight people and himself — was a hoax, and that Willis has been arrested for a similar offense before. Willis is being prosecuted in Australia. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.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 MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe supposed threat showed up about 11:30 a.m. Friday on the Web site, which allows people to post messages anonymously. “I am going to shoot and kill as many people as I can until which time I am incapacitated or killed by police,” the threat read, according to the Loyolan, the campus newspaper. That was the same message as a posting that led to the arrest of a 19- year-old Melbourne, Australia, man following the deadly mall shooting in Omaha, Neb. Detectives with the LAPD’s Major Crimes Division, working with LMU’s Department of Public Safety, determined the JuicyCampus.com posting had come from Huerta’s computer, Lopez said. Deputy Chief Michael Downing, head of the Counterterrorism and Criminal Intelligence Bureau, said: “There was never an indication the threat made was a valid one, and there is no ongoing threat to LMU.” last_img read more

  • Podcast: Sportsday on talkSPORT 2, July 17

    first_imgThis Sunday morning on Sportsday we build up to a thrilling final day at the 145th Open at Royal Troon.There is also a look ahead to day four between England and Pakistan at Lord’s where the tourists lead by 281 runs.We also have live Super League action this afternoon as Warrington Wolves travel to Castleford Tigers plus there’s the latest from the Tour de France and Team GB ahead of the Olympics.All brought to you by Dan Windle and the team.last_img

  • Santa Clarita Things To Do

    first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Loose Goose Wine Festival, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. today and Sunday at Bridgeport Park, 23520 Bridgeport Lane, Valencia. Admission: $85 for one day or $99 for both days. Call (661) 799-9463 or visit www.LooseGooseWineFestival.com. “The Wizard of Oz” will be presented, 2 and 7 p.m. today and 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday at the Hart High School auditorium, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Tickets: $10. Call (661) 299-5264 or visit www.escapetheatre.org. “I Sincerely Doubt That This Old House is Very Haunted” will be presented, 2 p.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 30 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10-$13 for adults and $8-$10 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. By the Light of the Silvery Moon Hike, 6:30-8:30 p.m. today at Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call (310) 858-7272, Ext. 115. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Newhall Art Walk will feature original works of art displayed in retail stores along San Fernando Road in Old Town Newhall through Oct. 31. Call (661) 286-4018. Bird Walk, 8-10 a.m. today at Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call (310) 858-7272, Ext. 115. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. 14th annual Classic Wine Benefit Auction will benefit the SCV Senior Center’s Home Delivered Meals program, 11 a.m. today at Le Chene French Cuisine, 12625 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Tickets: $60. Call (661) 259-9444 or visit www.scvseniorcenter.org. “The Mousetrap” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 23 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. “Frankenstein” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 30 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10-$13 for adults and $8-$10 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. “Little Shop of Horrors” will be presented, 8 p.m. today, Friday and Oct. 22, and 2 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 23 at the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $12 for adults and $6 for students, seniors and children under 12. Call (661) 362-5304 or visit www.VitalExpressCenter.com. Tom McTigue and Tom Parks will perform, 9 p.m. today at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12, or $22.99 for the dinner show. Call (661) 259-2291 or visit www.comedyinvalencia.com. Photo Expo, hosted by the Santa Clarita Valley Photographers Association, 8 a.m. Sunday at the Hyatt Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Call April Bielefeldt at (818) 723-7413. Skinny Little Twits will perform classic rock, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the Santa Clarita Open Air Market at Saugus Speedway, 22500 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Admission to the market is $1.50 for adults and children 11 and under are free. Call (661) 259-3886. Nature Hike, 11 a.m. every Sunday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Come learn about the geology, history and plant and animal life of this park. Call (661) 268-0840. Kid Expo will feature art, dance, books and a boutique, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Golden Valley High School, 20501 Golden Valley Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 255-6847, Ext. 3059. Los Angeles Poets’ Press Fall Festival & Publication Celebration, 1:30 p.m. Sunday at The Laughing Buddha Garden, 24721 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-5215. Tip-A-Cop fundraiser for the SCV Special Olympics, 5-9 p.m. Thursday at The Elephant Bar, 27063 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-2121. Music Department Fall Revue, 7 p.m. Thursday in the multipurpose room at Saugus High School, 21900 Centurion Way, Saugus. Tickets: $4. Call (661) 297-3900. Choral Department Fall Concert, 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Oct. 22 in the auditorium at Hart High School, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-7575. “Welcome to Johnny’s Diner” will be presented, 7 p.m. Friday at Rio Norte Junior High, 28771 Rio Norte Drive, Valencia. Tickets: $15, includes dinner. Call (661) 295-3700. L.A. Hardy and Jody Milkes will perform, 9 p.m. Friday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12, or $22.99 for dinner show. Call (661) 259-2291. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 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


    first_imgDonegal Action for Cancer Care are delighted with the news that Minister for Health Leo Varadkar will visit Letterkenny General Hospital to meet with both DACC and Cooperating for Cancer Care North West next Thursday.Betty Holmes of DACC.DACC had written to the Minister in August 2014 and asked him to visit Letterkenny Hospital to meet with them.At that time the Minister was unable to do so but DACC have kept their request to the Minister to the fore and continued with our request. Betty Holmes of the DACC says it is key that the Minister visit the hospital to see first-hand the great work that happens there and the difficulties that they experience.It is also important that DACC have the opportunity to continue to highlight the difficulties that we are aware off among which are Breast & Prostate/ Urology Services.“We are asking the Minister please that he reverse the Centralisation of the Referral Process for appointments to the Breast Unit at Letterkenny. Why are women who maybe in the early stages of breast cancer no longer being referred to see a specialist Breast Consultant in Letterkenny Hospital? Instead a large number of women whose referral letters from their GP to Letterkenny Hospital now have to travel to Galway where they are offered appointments by GUH.DACC ask “Why in these times of cuts in hospital budgets etc is it feasible to have staff at the Breast Unit in Letterkenny Hospital sending the requests for appointments to the breast unit at LGH….impact on time, service etc!! “ Where are patients in these plans? And more importantly who cares? Why should patients have to wait for a surgeon in Galway to allocate appointments twice a week? Hospital from Galway Hospital.The Breast Unit at Letterkenny Hospital has worked well for almost 10 years, indeed was a leader in it’s field, was able to allocate it’s own appointments, see & treat it’s own patients. Removal of this key service & practice is not working in the best interest of the patients. No matter what we are told this is primarily the first steps in taking Breast Cancer Services from Letterkenny Hospital.“When we met at the Dept of Health in Feb this year there are 425 men with prostate cancers and 160 women & men with bladder cancers that needed to be followed up. We were assured that the resources that were needed to treat the patients at Letterkenny Hospital would be made available. We are aware that this number now is very much larger and clinics at Letterkenny Hospital are not happening. Patients who usually had review appointments every six months are now waiting a year and longer and still no appointment. We believe that the Galway Consultant is now not travelling up to LGH for clinics…..another key service being taken from Letterkenny Hospital down the road to Galway!!“We would hope that our map that we took to our meeting at the Dept. of Health in Feb & sent to the Minister again this week highlighting the travel distance for cancer & other patients to Galway Hospital will be beneficial in our meeting.“We have been told that our questions are really questions for the Saolta Hospital Group but at this stage DACC say that these key matters & responsibility must rest at the Minister for Health’s door! “DACC ask the people of Donegal are we really going to sit back & let key cancer & other health services be taken from us?”DACC WELCOME MEETING WITH MINISTER VARADKAR was last modified: September 28th, 2015 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)last_img read more


    first_imgNoel Keating spent a lot of time and effort catching the recent Lunar Eclipse in the skies above Donegal.His stunning short film which was captured using time-lapse photography on Rossnowlagh beach is well worth two minutes of your time. Simply click on the video to play. DDTV: WATCH PHOTOGRAPHER’S STUNNING TIME-LAPSE OF LUNAR ECLIPSE was last modified: October 5th, 2015 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:donegalLunar EclipseRossnowlaghlast_img read more

  • Open Dialogue in Support of 16 Days of Activism

    first_imgJohannesburg, Wednesday 25 November 2015 – In support of 16 Days of Activism, Brand South Africa is partnering with Lesedi Fm to host an open dialogue in Kroonstad, Free State on Monday 30 November 2015.The rights of women and children come into the spotlight during the annual international 16 Days of Activism Campaign which calls for the end of violence against women and children. A key tenant of the campaign rests on the notion that before women and children can be empowered they need to be protected.Brand South Africa invites media to attend the open dialogue to workshop measures that will enable the prevention and eradication of all forms of violence against women and children in the province, and in South Africa as a whole. In line with the 16 days of activism campaign, the dialogue will advocate for the full inclusion of women across all spheres of social and economic activity.Media are invited to attend as follows:Date: Monday 30 November 2015Time: 09h00-12h00Venue: Municipal Theatre, Municipal Building, KroonstadRSVP: Please confirm your attendance with Kelly Davids on kellyd@brandsouthafrica.com or 074 928 4285.last_img read more

  • The Cost of Egypt’s Internet Blackout: $110 Million+

    first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#e-commerce#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has come up with a figure of $90 million for the financial cost of the Egyptian Internet blackout. It may be much higher. Egyptian authorities ordered the country’s major ISPs to shut down on January 27th. They turned them back on February 2nd, leaving the country in the informational dark for six days. For some reason the OECD calculated based on five days at $18 million dollars per day for a total of $90 million in lost wealth due to the shutdown. This figure represents three to four percent of the country’s gross domestic product. According to the OECD:“(T)his amount does not include the secondary economic impacts (such as) e-commerce, tourism and call centres. In fact, the IT services and outsourcing sector in Egypt has been a growing part of the economy and relies heavily on the Internet and communications networks. IT outsourcing firms in Egypt made USD 1 billion in revenues in 2010 (or around USD 3 million per working day), servicing overseas customers through call centres, helpdesks, etc.”In its coverage, by Parmy Olson, Forbes added that outsourcing revenue of $3 million per day. Further, they calculated “businesses that simply require the Internet to operate, along with Egypt’s e-commerce industry” at an additional $1 million per day. Given that extra $4 million per day for five days, Forbes’ calculations add $20 million to Egypt’s loss, for a grand total of $110 million. Although the Internet came back online fairly quickly, it took people time to discover that fact and boot up. Even when the country was wired again, complaints persisted of exceptionally slow connections, possibly on purpose as a kind of stealth block. That, combined with the fact that five down days is a rather conservative number (as I said, it seemed more like six to me), I wouldn’t be surprised to find the ultimate figure to be more along the lines of $135 million. As Forbes’ Olson points out: “(T)here’s also the long-term effect of the blackout on future business. Foreign companies will hardly be falling over themselves to invest in a telecommunications infrastructure that could be shut down at a moment’s notice.”For those in the high-tech industry, the reality of one of their own being snatched off the street may linger when fear for the stability of information access is a thing of the past. Currency images via Wikipedia. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market curt hopkins Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

  • A Baffling Demo House

    first_imgIt is cooler NOW than it was in 1935. This is GLOBALONEY.Simple, provable scientific fact…Over the last 10 years, the planet has gotten cooler…look it up yourself….global warming makes great fodder for Al Gore to get rich off of.This story is the epitome of the “green” movement: good intentions, disastrous results. From DDT to Cap & Trade, this “movement” has been on a path to self-destruction. Let’s hope they don’t take the rest of us with them.Where can we learn the truth? CNNMoney, 24Ahead, and other sites from both the left and the right have reported on this project; however, as is typical of the current state of the news, I don’t yet feel like I have heard the full story. Maybe The Daily Show will pick it up and expose the truth behind it. My friend Justin Jones of Building Performance Solutions sent me a link to this article about a demonstration house in Troy, Michigan, that apparently was designed to show the public how to build a grid-independent project. After reading the article and the range of follow-up comments, I honestly don’t know what to think about it. On one hand, I (sort of) understand the value of research projects that are designed to test out theories that are not practical with the hope of gaining knowledge that leads to future benefits. On the other hand. . .First of all, it doesn’t appear to meet the basic standards of housing—pipes that froze the first winter made it unusable. Second, it isn’t serving as an educational tool—they canceled scheduled public tours. Finally, who knows what they did in terms of tracking the building’s energy use? I have been in construction long enough to understand—and accept—that mistakes are made, but this thing seems to be approaching the status of the military’s $900 toilet seats. People are building plenty of zero-energy and net-zero-energy homes for a fraction of the cost of this. Who decided that it was appropriate to spend close to $1 million on a demonstration home like this?The real problemWhat really ticks me off is the damage that this project has caused the green building movement, not to mention environmentalism in general, by providing the right-wing nut cases with more ammunition for their “denialism.” Check out some of the comments posted to this article:last_img read more