Strong finish

first_imgPhoenix forward Jason Perkins celebrates after making the go-ahead triple to beat Magnolia. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJason Perkins hit a three-pointer with six seconds remaining and Phoenix forged a heart-stopping 89-87 victory over Magnolia on Wednesday night in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Perkins worked his shot from the baseline in front of the Fuel Masters’ bench after getting a pass from Matthew Wright, who also hit a huge triple two plays earlier to help Phoenix rise from 17 points down to an 8-1 record.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES The win also nudged the Fuel Masters closer to a twice-to-beat edge in the quarterfinals.“I’ve said this before, these are the victories that we like—the ones that show character,” Phoenix coach Louie Alas said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMagnolia, which got its hopes up this conference after ending a three-game slide recently, crashed to a 1-4 slate. And the last sequences of the match were emblematic of the Hotshots’ run this conference.Wright hit a basket that gave Phoenix an 85-84 lead, but Paul Lee pushed Magnolia back up with a clutch three-point play with 33 seconds remaining. View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “We had a bad start in the first quarter. I told the boys to regroup in the second. We wanted to start on defense, and fortunately the players responded,” Columbian coach Johnedel Cardel said.The Dyip took a while before losing the chasing Elasto Painters, who tailed Columbian through the efforts of big man Mark Borboran.But with a shot to make the playoffs still within reach, the young Columbian squad kept its distance as Jackson Corpuz and Reden Celda came through for the Dyip when it mattered.“After losing to Blackwater, we had to bounce back. I told the guys … we’ll be needing these next three games, but we wanted to take it one game at a time,” Cardel said.The Dyip moved to 4-5 while the Painters dropped to 7-3.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief But Perkins countered with his triple and, after a free throw that iced scoring, the Fuel Masters forced the Hotshots to a prayer of a shot at the buzzer to seal the victory. And that stop didn’t escape Alas’ attention.“After all, it’s how you finish,” Alas said.Calvin Abueva kept Phoenix in the game through several Magnolia efforts to run away with the win. He finished with 24 points, 13 rebounds and five assists to lead the Fuel Masters.Meanwhile, Columbian bucked a lethargic start to frustrate Rain or Shine, 85-82, and reassert its mastery over currently the second-best team in the conference.Rashawn McCarthy had 22 points and five rebounds while going 5-for-9 from deep in the franchise’s fourth straight victory over the Elasto Painters in as many conferences.ADVERTISEMENT Fierce Tigresses Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil SEA Games 2019: Comaling gives PH another gold in modern pentathlon PLAY LIST 01:06SEA Games 2019: Comaling gives PH another gold in modern pentathlon01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award02:39PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taallast_img read more

City Council not listening to concerned citizens

first_imgDear Editor,The PNC controlled City Council of Georgetown for decades now, continues to mismanage the resources of the City and ignoring the voice of the people. They have demonstrated their inability to manage the city roads and regulate orderly motor vehicle parking. They have also demonstrated an inability to consider smarter alternatives to collect more revenue than what is considered by many, including the Movement Against Parking Metres, as an ill-conceived, burdensome and expensive venture for a small return, even if all the meters are fully used.The negotiating brains in the City Council failed to explore other possible options for revenue generation. The Council failed to be transparent and accountable, failed to carry out a careful study of the proposal, or canvassed views of the consuming public, residents and businesses in the city.An option was published the press in February 2017 suggesting that the City Council negotiate with Central Government for a subvention to cover the estimated net income from the parking meters. It was suggested that the “Government can institute a small increase in the price for each gallon of fuel, collected up front from the few distributors for this venture. This small increase in the price for fuel can be extended to the entire country as vehicles use and park in other cities and along public roadways. This can contribute to the subventions for other Municipalities and Regional Councils. This is a more equitable solution. The parking meters should therefore be abandoned along with Smart City Solutions. The same negotiators of the Council should negotiate the scrapping of this venture”.There should also be cost cutting measures such as more prudent execution contracts based on need and value for money. There should also be a comprehensive personnel and organizational audit at what is widely believed to be over staffing and padding in employment at the City Council. A serious audit should be undertaken to justify every single position on the Council’s pay roll.The Auditor General and staff of the Audit Office must be fully supported in the execution of their lawful duties including of a forensic audit, including management audit, and value for money audit with the support from experts in the relevant fields. The Auditor General should not be subject to not subtle threats from politicians.Yours faithfully,Joshua Singhlast_img read more

GPF making strides in recruitment process for indigenous people

first_imgIn order to overcome the language barrier that affects police officers when dealing with hinterland issues, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has commenced dialogue with Toshaos to have them assist in finding more indigenous recruits.Deputy Police Commissioner with responsibility for the GPF’s administration, Paul WilliamsAccording to Deputy Commissioner of Police Paul Williams, who is responsible for the Force’s administration which encompasses recruitment, the talks are proving to be fruitful.In an interview with Guyana Times on Saturday, he stated that the initiation of a process of having Toshaos from various hinterland communities help identify appropriate indigenous folks who can help the GPF ranks carry out their duties effectively and efficiently in the hinterland and riverine communities has already begun.“Indeed, we have made the call and there are positive responses and even last week myself, the Police Commissioner and the senior administrative team had an engagement with the Toshaos because they were out here. I think they came out for a meeting or a conference. We spoke to them about the same aspect in terms of having the indigenous languages being imparted to the police.”But Williams also pointed out that it is more than just having indigenous people help the police ranks to understand and learn the various indigenous languages. He explained that the Force is in need of more indigenous men and women and this was communicated to all Toshaos across the country.“And then also we asked them, [Toshaos] in terms of their assistance, in locating persons within the communities who are of good character, in good standing, who we can employ into the GPF as rural constables. People who can assist the police when they go in those engagement to deal with reports and who are very versed in the languages. This is so they can help us to communicate with the community.”The Deputy Police Commissioner had previously stated in 2018 that in the expansion drive of the Force as it relates to numbers, heavy emphasis is placed on capacity-building and cultural diversity, given the new frontiers of law enforcement and the many different areas of housing development and communities which are opening where the police will have to be present in the execution of their duties of ensuring law and order.He told this publication that in this regard, the GPF is progressing.“So we are making strides on that. And also we are looking now, the Toshaos, they have made the pledge or the commitment where they are going to assist in terms of having our ranks being trained in that aspect,” Williams added. (Kristen Macklingam)last_img read more

Farmer kills rancher with bow and arrow

first_imgA rancher from Karaudanawa Village, South Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) was on Monday night killed by a farmer, after he was allegedly spotted in the company of the suspect’s wife.Dead is 32-year-old Pius Ernest, also of Karaudanawa Village. Reports are the incident occurred at about 22:00h when the 50-year-old farmer saw his spouse in the company of Ernest, and without inquiry, he allegedly armed himself with a bow and arrow and shot the rancher. According to Police, one of the arrows hit the upper section of the Earnest’s body, resulting in his death. In February, a farmer of Barima, North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini), was also killed with a bow and arrow. The deceased, Orlando Joseph, was involved in an argument with another male resident when the situation escalated. The suspect armed himself with a bow and arrow and shot the farmer in the upper region of his body.last_img read more

Over 6500 ‘new’ registrants cannot be located – GECOM

first_imgH2H verification…less than 4 months after $3B exerciseOver 6500 persons of the 16,863 ‘new’ registrants were not confirmed in the five-day field verification exercise conducted by the Guyana Elections Commission which concluded on Sunday.The figures released to the media on Monday evening show that Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) has the highest number of unconfirmed persons – ie 3657. According to GECOM, there were 16,863 ‘new’ registrants but only 10,329 were confirmed. The figures show 6534 people were not confirmed.Meanwhile, at a meeting on Monday, GECOM Commissioners discussed dates and timelines with respect to Nomination Day, approval of symbols and other matters pertaining to preparations for the upcoming General and Regional Elections which is slated for March 2, 2020.Over the weekend, even before GECOM released the figures, chief scrutineer of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Zulficar Mustapha told this publication that not all of the persons listed as ‘new’ registrants were found during the verification.H2HThe People’s Progressive Party has always contended that the House-to-House (H2H) exercise, which ran from July 20 to August 31 and cost $3 billion, was largely unsupervised and would produce flawed results. The party subsequently found that many of the persons listed as new registrants are either dead or were previously registered.Some 370,000 registrations obtained during the scrapped H2H exercise were sent overseas to be cross-matched with the National Register of Registrants Database (NRRD) in order to filter out the duplicates.However, it was recently reported that international digital security company, Gemalto, indicated that some 37,300 were new registrants who are eligible for voting, that is, they are above the age of 18. But an internal check conducted by GECOM showed that approximately 17,000 of those “new registrants” were already on the voters’ list and some even voted in the past.The remaining 20,000 “new names” were up for further verification. Previously, it was reported that the Government-nominated Commissioners were pushing to have a sample survey done from a sample size of 10 per cent from the 20,000 to verify these new names before they go on the voters’ list – a process which the PPP Opposition had objected to.That figure was further reduced to 16,863 names after multiple registrations were found.At last Tuesday’s statutory meeting, there was a split vote on whether to proceed with a field verification exercise or not. GECOM Chair, retired Justice Claudette Singh then sided with the Opposition and used her casting vote to break the deadlock.last_img read more

Why do criminal defendants avoid testifying?

first_imgQuestion: Why don’t defendants in criminal cases usually take the stand and testify in their own defense? Doesn’t the jury think that the defendant could testify, and if he or she does not, doesn’t that suggest concealment? – K.J., Hermosa Beach Answer: In a criminal trial, the burden is on the government to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt, and the jury’s verdict must be unanimous. Thus, the defense will argue to the jury that the government never met its burden in the first place, so why put the innocent defendant on the stand to face an ugly, accusatory grilling by the prosecutor? In addition, the defendant may not testify because his past record could be problematic. There also may be innuendo that the prosecutor will raise that would make the defendant look bad, or questions that the defendant has a tough time answering in a satisfactory manner. If in fact there are inconsistences in what the defendant has said, or questions about the defendant’s whereabouts or lack of a credible alibi, it could well be unwise to put the defendant on the stand. It is not unusual for the defense in a criminal case to spend much more time attacking the government’s case than putting on its own. One of the instructions the court will read to the jury is that it should not read anything into the defendant choosing to forgo being a witness. Remember that one of the defendant’s rights in a criminal case is to cross-examine his or her accusers, and another is to avoid self-incrimination. The bottom line is a defendant in a criminal case may well see how things go before deciding whether to testify. It is a decision that may at any given time prove an old adage, that hindsight is 20/20. Q: I read where actor-comedian Bill Murray was driving a golf cart in Sweden and was cited for drunken driving. Is that possible here as well? – A.N., Carson A: In Murray’s case, I understand he was not on the golf course, but driving on a public street in an urban area of Sweden. He was in Sweden as part of a golf tournament, from what I have read, but was definitely not on any fairway when he was questioned. Here, driving a vehicle, whether it be a car, golf cart or similar device, on a public roadway while under the influence is against the law. So, too, is riding a bicycle under the influence on a public road. This is not to suggest it is proper to drive a golf cart while inebriated on a golf course. The bottom line is that driving a vehicle while impaired – including even a slow-moving golf cart – is very ill-considered and potentially dangerous (not to mention what it may mean to your golf game). It may seem more risky to do it on a public roadway than on a golf course, but if someone winds up injured on the golf course because you were impaired while driving the golf cart, you no doubt will wish you had been a heck of a lot more prudent. Help with HMOs A recent column addressed ways of trying to deal with a difficult HMO, such as by going through the California Department of Managed Care. Reader Lisa Norris of Torrance wrote to me: “In addition to the options you noted, patients also can turn to Claims Assistance Professionals for help with denials and appeals, and overall claims management. Claims assistance is a small but growing private service industry providing support, advocacy and education for patients across the country.” One Web site she suggests for more information is www.claims.org. Ron Sokol is a Manhattan Beach-based attorney with 29 years of experience who has arbitrated and mediated many cases. His column appears each Wednesday. E-mail questions and comments to him at RonSEsq@aol.com or mail to him at Ask The Lawyer, Daily Breeze, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503-4077. This column is a summary of the law, and not a substitute for legal consultation on any particular case.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

Body in car trunk ID’d as parolee

first_imgPICO RIVERA – Authorities identified the body found in a car trunk over the weekend as a Pico Rivera man and ruled the death a homicide. Miguel Luis Vasquez Jr., 33, died of a gunshot wound to the head, said Lt. Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. The autopsy was conducted Wednesday. Corral didn’t know how long Vasquez had been dead. It’s still a mystery why Vasquez ended up in the locked trunk of a relative’s Toyota Camry that was then left in the 4400 block of Paramount Boulevard. The motive and the suspects are still unknown. Sheriff’s Homicide Sgt. Chris Brackpool said Vasquez was a parolee who was last seen a couple of weeks ago. He didn’t know what Vasquez was on parole for. The California Department of Corrections didn’t return a phone call. He said Vasquez’s mother didn’t report him missing because she didn’t want to alarm the authorities. The car belonged to her, Brackpool said. He thinks the car had been parked there a couple of weeks. A resident reported an abandoned vehicle to the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Lt. William Cicchillo. Cicchillo said the resident complained that the car had been there an extended period of time. The deputy who responded noticed a foul odor and flies by the trunk, he said. Brackpool said some people thought the smell came from a cat while others suspected it was trash. Vasquez’s family couldn’t be reached for comment on Thursday. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Detectives Gary Sica or Todd Anderson at the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323)890-5500. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026 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

GAA NEWS: KILCAR FACE LEAGUE LEADERS NAOMH CONAILL THIS WEEKEND

first_imgKilcar GAA NotesSeniorsOur seniors have to matches this weekend against two sides that are going well in the league first up is home tie against neighbours Ardara on Friday at 8pm and they are away to league leaders Naomh Conaill on Sunday 27th at 3pm. These promise to be good matches so get out and support the lads, the reserves have one match this weekend also away to Naomh Conaill on Sunday at 1:30.UnderageOur Under 14’s are playing this Saturday in the Divisional Semi Final venue and time be confirmed our Under 16s started their league campaign on Monday evening with a narrow one point defeat against Killybegs final score Cill Chartha 3-12 Na Cealla Beaga 4-10.Donegal County Teams Well done to Donegal seniors on reaching the Ulster Final for the fourth year in a row and to the minors on reaching their first final since 2006 following their wins against Antrim in the Ulster Championship semi-finals in Clones last Sunday especially to Patrick, Ryan, Stephen, Conor and Andrew, best of luck in the finals!Scrap SaturdayThanks to everyone who supported the very successful Scrap Metal at Towney all funds raised will go to the development of CLG Chill Chartha.LottoThere was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €5,900 this week’s numbers were 7, 13, 20 and 22 winners were: €50 Maureen Cannon, Cruckarra, €30 David Kevin Lowther, Kilcar and €20 Susan Molloy, Castlecarn. Lotto Plus numbers 6, 9, 15 and 23 there was no winner. BingoClub Bingo winners €220 Una Blaine, €140 Joe Haughey, €110 Bernie O’Gara, €70 Breege McDevitt, Mary Diver, Michelle Lowther, Carmel McGinley, Marie Doogan, Kathleen Cunningham and Jim McLaughlin. The Jackpot next week is €2,250 on 45 numbers.GAA NEWS: KILCAR FACE LEAGUE LEADERS NAOMH CONAILL THIS WEEKEND was last modified: June 24th, 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:GAAkilcarNoticesSportlast_img read more

FIXTURE GUIDE TO GAA MATCHES IN DONEGAL THIS WEEKEND

first_imgHERE’S YOUR GUIDE TO THE DONEGAL GAA WEEKEND GAMES:Busanna Feda O Donaill IFC    TODAY, SATURDAY 10/09/201118:00Aodh RuadhvsSt NaulsFr Tierney ParkMore18:00BuncranavsUrrisBuncrana ScarveyMore18:00Naomh ColumbavsMilfordPairc na nGaeil GlencolmcilleMoreBusanna Feda O Donaill IRFC16:30Aodh RuadhvsSt NaulsFr Tierney ParkMore16:30BuncranavsUrrisBuncrana ScarveyMore16:30Naomh ColumbavsMilfordPairc na nGaeil GlencolmcilleMore18:30CarndonaghvsNaomh MhuireCarndonaghMoreBusanna Feda O Donaill Jun AFC18:00BurtvsNaomh Padraig-MuffHibernian Park BurtMoreBusanna Feda O Donaill Jun BFC18:00Naomh Padraig LeifearvsPettigoLiffordMoreBrian McCormack Sports Division One17:00St EunansvsArdaraO Donnell ParkMore18:00DungloevsGaoth DobhairDungloeMoreBrian McCormack Sports Division One Reserve15:30St EunansvsArdaraO Donnell ParkMore16:30DungloevsGaoth DobhairDungloeMoreMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division Two16:30Sean MacCumhaillsvsFanad GaelsSean MacCumhaillsMoreMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division Two Reserve18:00Sean MacCumhaillsvsFanad GaelsSean MacCumhaillsMoreCentra Supermarkets Division Three17:15DowningsvsNaomh BridDowningsMoreCentra Supermarkets Division Three Reserve18:30DowningsvsNaomh BridDowningsMoreMarley Coach Hire Division Four16:30MovillevsRobert EmmetsMoville Carrick FieldMore18:30Letterkenny GaelsvsNa RossaLetterkennyMoreMarley Coach Hire Division Four Reserve17:15Letterkenny GaelsvsNa RossaLetterkennyMoreSUNDAY 11/09/2011RTE Raidio na Gaeltachta SFC14:30Gleann FhinnevsNaomh MichealO Donnell ParkMore17:30Gleann SuillivsCill CharthaSean MacCumhaillsMoreRTE Raidio na Gaeltachta SFRC13:00Na Ceithre MaistirivsNaomh MichealO Donnell ParkMore16:00Cloch Cheann FhaolavsCill CharthaSean MacCumhaillsMoreBusanna Feda O Donaill IFC14:00Naomh MhuirevsNaomh ColmcilleTermonMoreMarley Coach Hire Division 513:30ArdaravsSt EunansPairc na Phiarsaigh ArdaraMoreTUESDAY 13/09/2011Centra Under 21 Football Championship18:30BundoranvsGlenswillyTir Chonaill Park Donegal TownMore18:30KilcarvsCloughaneelyTBCMore18:30MalinvsNaomh BridTBCMore18:30St NaulsvsCarndonaghConvoyMoreFIXTURE GUIDE TO GAA MATCHES IN DONEGAL THIS WEEKEND was last modified: September 10th, 2011 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:DONEGAL GAA WEEKEND SCHEDULElast_img read more

Gym down for the count?

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Officials from the nonprofit Sheriff’s Youth Foundation are denying allegations of mismanagement in the construction and planning of the unfinished Joe Valverde Boxing and Learning Center in Whittier. After unusually long construction delays, Whittier County Community Coordinating Council President Ralph Pacheco recently sent a letter to the organization requesting to see financial records for the center. The council had contributed $1,000 to the project, which has received $2.5 million in grants, pledges and in-kind services so far. The foundation is overseeing construction of the center, which eventually will provide classrooms, computer labs, a gym and a boxing ring for mostly low-income children from unincorporated South Whittier. No work has been done on the project since construction halted last December after only a few months. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Bondell Golden, executive director of the foundation, said she was “more than happy” to respond to the council’s letter. “The most important thing is that we have no concern about impropriety regarding this project,” Golden said. “I deny any allegations of misappropriation of funds and we will respond to the letter within 30 days.” In the letter by Pacheco, which was endorsed by the Coordinating Council’s board of directors, if no response is received by then, the council will request an investigation by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office’s Public Integrity Unit. “Our contribution is a modest one …,” Pacheco wrote to foundation officials. “However, we feel that as a 501 c3 Non-profit Corporation, you have an obligation to hold yourselves accountable to your contributors and donors.” Pacheco said the council’s request, which was denied by Golden, was first made by telephone. According to Pacheco, Golden told him the group is a private corporation and is not required to share its financial records – a scenario she denies. “I said I didn’t know if that would be appropriate and that the board will have to address it,” Golden said last week. “It’s a private nonprofit corporation and he’s asking for audited financials. The 990 (tax forms) is a public record, which he can look up online.” In addition to members of WCCCC, Joe Valverde, the center’s namesake, has questioned the foundation on its handling of the project. “They’re extremely hush-hush about any information and I have no idea why,” said Valverde, a former amateur boxer from South Los Angeles and the owner of a construction company. “At the last meeting, I asked to see the financial information, but they said it was no concern of mine. I donated $120,000 in in-kind (services) and cash.” Golden said about $500,000 remains in a bank account from grants and that all interest goes back into the project. Donations have come from such entities as the W.M. Keck Foundation, the Rose Hills Foundation and McDonald’s. “The $1 million is held by the state for the length of the project,” said Golden, referring to a recent grant from the state’s Department of Parks and Recreation. “We never get a $1 million check. We must make requests for disbursement for certain costs.” Golden said contract issues between Beaver Construction Co. owner Como Beaver and the foundation resulted in the company’s termination in February, but not before work had ceased two months earlier. According to Golden, Beaver abandoned the job in December 2004, but it wasn’t until February that she found out that construction had stopped. She said she didn’t know why she didn’t check on the project herself. “The foundation didn’t know he had left the job,” Golden said. “I didn’t have any reason to believe it (the project) wasn’t going as planned.” Golden said the foundation never had a contract with Beaver because Valverde, Beaver and the foundation had a “good relationship and there didn’t seem to be an issue about not having a contract at the time.” In a letter to Golden dated Feb. 17, Beaver requested that the relationship be “severed” after reviewing the association between his company and the foundation. Beaver declined to comment for this article. A spokesman for Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, a board member on the foundation, said Knabe also wants answers about why the project has not moved forward. “The concerns raised by the WCCCC are all valid,” said Knabe’s spokesman David Sommers. “(Knabe) supports the community’s frustration on this and wants to know where the department is on this project. What we have now for these kids is bags of concrete and weeds growing out of the construction site.” pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029last_img read more

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