Community News Business News Four student-athletes from La Salle High School signed National Letters of Intent to their respective universities. Kyle Cuellar and Ryan Garcia both received scholarships from UCLA to play baseball for the Bruins. Katherine Knop received a scholarship to the University of California, Berkeley for volleyball and Paula Damas will be attending Biola University on a softball scholarship in the fall.La Salle High School, 3880 East Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 351-8951 or visit www.lasallehs.org. HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sweet Things You Should Tell Your Boyfriend ASAPHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Normal To Date Your BFF’s Ex?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Photo Gallery La Salle Lancers Sign National Letters of Intent Story and Photography By JOHN C. BLACKSTOCK ’67 Published on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 | 1:22 pm Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week
If the planet ever runs low on its supply of silver, world leaders can always contact the Nelson Atom Leafs to see if they can spare a few their precious medals.The Leafs won its third silver medal of the season Sunday in Beaver Valley at the Greater Trail Atom Minor Hockey Tournament.Nelson, finishing second in Kimberley and Castlegar, lost 5-1 to the Trail Toads as the Silver City netminder stole the show.
The Nelson Skating Club is inviting the public to its annual year-end show, Stars of the Galaxy, set for Saturday, May 6th in the Nelson and District Community Complex Arena.Show time is 1:30 p.m. with the event featuring skaters from the CanSkate, Junior Academy and StarSkate programs. The cost is $5 per adult and $2 for seniors and children under 12. During the Stars of the Galaxy the Nelson Skating Club is raffling off return flight tickets to Vancouver donated by Pacific Coastal.
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! POMONA – Two new suspects were charged with murder on Tuesday in connection with the 2001 slaying of a Cal Poly Pomona student.The charges against Markeisha Dixon and Henry Singer include special circumstances that could bring them the death penalty if they are convicted of killing 20-year-old Christina Burmeister.Prosecutors on Tuesday said they believe Dixon is the woman caught on videotape withdrawing money from Burmeister’s bank account on the night the sorority girl disappeared.Deputy District Attorney John Monaghan would not reveal Singer’s connection to the slaying, but he did say investigators now believe they have arrested everyone involved in the killing.Burmeister, a member of Cal Poly’s Chi Omega sorority, left home in Cerritos on Aug. 17, 2001, for a fraternity party in Pomona. She never made it. She was found slashed to death in her truck the next day in a turnout off Highway 39 above Azusa.The only evidence detectives had to go on was a discarded cigar butt found on the floorboard of the truck and descriptions of a hooded woman who used Burmeister’s ATM card at a Montclair bank.The case went unsolved for three years until detectives earlier this year linked DNA on the cigar butt to James Winslow Dixon, a Pomona man who worked near two fraternity houses on Holt Boulevard.Dixon was arrested and charged in February.Markeisha Dixon is his wife.Both Markeisha Dixon, 24, and Singer, 27, made brief appearances Tuesday afternoon in Pomona Superior Court, where they learned of the charges against them.Besides murder, prosecutors filed special circumstances of murder during a kidnapping and robbery.The special circumstances carry a punishment of either the death penalty or life in prison without parole.Judge Jack Hunt appointed lawyers to represent the pair and postponed an arraignment until Jan. 6. Both are being held without bail.Burmeister’s family came to court Tuesday and waited more than six hours to catch a glimpse of the two suspected killers.Burmeister’s mother, Rosi, said it was satisfying to see the 4-year-old investigation still bearing fruit, though the timing of the arrests is bittersweet.Christina would have turned 25 this week.Rosi Burmeister said she still hasn’t heard any explanation as to why these people would have killed her daughter.“It’s not making any sense,” she said. “It was a crime of opportunity, and Christina was at the wrong place at the wrong time.” Charles Uhalley and James Horan, the attorneys appointed to represent the duo, declined to comment on the charges, saying they had just received thousands of pages of police reports and had not yet had a chance to review them.Roger Whitenhill, who represents James Dixon, also shed no light on the arrests, saying, “This whole thing is a surprise to me.”Monaghan said prosecutors will announce in mid-January whether they will seek the death penalty for James Dixon. A decision on Singer and Markeisha Dixon will probably not be made until after their preliminary hearing, which has not yet been scheduled. [email protected] (909) 483-9325
On the latest episode of the Warriors HQ Podcast, Mark Medina runs the gamut with assistant coach Mike Brown.Brown is a guy who could’ve easily jumped back into the head coaching game somewhere across the league already, but his love of the organization and the area seem to be giving him no reason to look elsewhere for now.Now that he’s moved to San Francisco, Brown is looking forward to hitting his favorite jazz club, the Black Cat, more often and beating Bay Bridge traffic on his Harley.B …
Locations from all 7 of the Star Wars movies – with geocaches to be found!Nerds. They’re all around us. Some nerds are into geocaching. Some nerds are into Star Wars. And some nerds are into both. A quick Google search for, “geocaching Star Wars” returns multiple interstellar geocaches, bookmark lists, blogs, vlogs, Trackables, and just about anything. Here are seven geocaches you can visit near filming locations—one for each episode of the series.So if you love Star Wars…We know. 2. Episode II: Attack of the ClonesPlaza de España, Seville, SpainExterior of the Queen Amidala’s Palace, NabooPlaza de España, Sevilla (GC30564)The gorgeous exterior of the Plaza de España was used as a backdrop for Queen Amidala’s palace on the planet Naboo. Lush, long, sweeping shots of the two star-crossed lovers spending time together was supposed to make us believe they had fallen in love. Did it work?Regardless, according to the listing, the area isn’t great for phone reception. For that reason, the cache description page recommends looking at the spoiler photos before you go searching for the cache. But hey, there are way worse places to be stuck with no cell phone coverage. 1. Episode I: The Phantom MenaceRoyal Palace of Caserta, Caserta, ItalyInterior of the Queen Amidala’s Palace, Naboo cache raggia A (GC2FFMD)The interior shots of Queen Amidala’s palace were done at The Royal Palace of Caserta in Caserta, Italy. The construction of the Baroque palace begun in 1752 for Charles VII of Naples, and has never been fully completed. It is often referred to as the, “Italian Versailles”.The cache listing page doesn’t give too much information, but many geocachers write wonderful logs after visiting this spectacular location. Said geocacher Mouseblue, “Found whilst visiting the huge palace and beautiful gardens. Immediately recognized where Star Wars and Mission Impossible had been filmed Hired bikes to cycle round the gardens as so big. Watch out for biting bugs at cache site. TFTC”. 3. Episode III: Revenge of the SithMount Etna, ItalyDuel between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, MustafarEtna Vulcanos (GC24JQF)Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Anakin vs. hot lava… hmmm… I wonder who won? Although Episode III was filmed almost entirely in the studio, many exotic locations were used for background shots and served as inspiration for backdrop artists. Mount Etna’s lava flow gave an Oscar-worthy performance as the planet Mustafar during the light saber duel between the two Jedi.According to the geocache listing, “Etna is Europe’s highest active volcano and when visiting Sicily you should take the opportunity to visit her. It is an experience to stay clear at the top where the ground is warm and the hiss and smoke from several craters.” No worries about us getting too close! 4. Episode IV: A New HopeTunisiaSpaceport town Mos Eisley, Tatooine Star Wars cache (GC2FDRQ)According to Obi-Wan Kenobi, “You’ll never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy” than this famous of Star Wars filming location. It’s known in geocaching circles too as this geocache was once featured as the Geocache of the Week. The blog post says:Even without the presence of Tusken Raiders, the journey to this difficulty 1, terrain 5 geocache can be quite treacherous. Geocachers will have to travel through miles of sand dunes to reach the town. However, once you arrive in the town, finding the geocache won’t be too difficult—just make sure to use your cloaking device to prevent muggles from catching on. Geocachers from around the world have traveled to this iconic location to see a piece of galactic history. Geocacher s1las wrote, “My son and me found the force and the Cache…Our first overseas cache its the best yet TFTC. 6. Episode VI: Return of the JediNorthern California Redwoods, USAEwok planet EndorThe lush forests of Northern CaliforniaThere are several locations in Northern California where principle and establishing shots were filmed. Although the original filming location, on Miller-Rellim Redwood Company land, has since be forested, many of the speeder bike chases scenes were filmed in the Avenue of the Giants area about 35 miles southeast of Eureka.That being the case, the focus here for this episode is on a general area rather than a specific geocache. Prepare to drive, prepare to hike, and prepare to be blown away by the majestic beauty and size of the giant redwood trees. 7. Episode VII: The Force AwakensSkellig Michael, IrelandLuke’s hideaway, Ahch-ToSkellig Michael has an Earthcache (GC4K77T), and a Multi-cache (GC4B2JR)The Tech Times has an article about this location, saying, “…the setting for Ahch-To is actually Skellig Michael, which is an island just off the coast of Ireland. The ruins there are an ancient monastery where Celtic monks once lived solitary lives, separated from the rest of the world. Strangely enough, this coincides with Luke’s story, who moved there to live the life of a hermit.”There are actually two geocaches on this remote island—an Earthcache and a Multi-cache. To reach Skellig Michael, you’ll need to hire a licensed boat operator in the area and be prepared for any type of weather and terrain. After all, this is a T 4.5 geocache so it should be difficult but so incredibly worth it! Have you used the force to find a geocache? Share your story with us in the comments below!Share with your Friends:More 5. Episode V: The Empire Strikes BackFinse, NorwayEmpire vs. Alliance battle, HothFinse Stasjon (GC1VKKF)Finse has a wonderful train station, and is now a popular route for summer time bicyclists. But geocachers have claimed this fairly remote location too. You can see evidence of this in the top left photo where someone actually brought Star Wars toys up to Finse and placed them in the snow to hilariously recreate the epic battle scene. This is a fairly quick train n’ grab cache. 😉 SharePrint RelatedMay the Fourth Be With You – Star Wars Cache (GC2FDRQ) – Geocache of the WeekMay 1, 2013In “Geocaching with Kids”A Guide to Geocaching in ThailandDecember 10, 2015In “News”Cache ‘o Mat (GC1A11C) – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – January 24, 2013January 21, 2013In “Community”
Chris Woakes dismisses Mahendra Singh Dhoni for a duck during the final testIndia had just lost the Test series to England, and as he walked into the press conference hall at the Oval, it was inevitable that Mahendra Singh Dhoni would face the question, “Will you resign?” Dhoni looked the,Chris Woakes dismisses Mahendra Singh Dhoni for a duck during the final testIndia had just lost the Test series to England, and as he walked into the press conference hall at the Oval, it was inevitable that Mahendra Singh Dhoni would face the question, “Will you resign?” Dhoni looked the curious reporter in the eye and said, “You will have to wait and watch if I am strong enough or not strong enough.” Then he added cryptically: “Don’t blame the IPL.”To put it in perspective, the Oval was India’s third-biggest Test defeat ever. India’s batting counted for just 90.3 overs in the Test, marginally bet-ter than the 89.4 overs seen out in the preceding match at Old Trafford. After the victory at Lord’s, India reg-istered their worst run of consecutive innings totals in decades. So it is tempting to guess at the question hanging in the air that Dhoni chose to address: are India now officially an ODI and Twenty20 team? Put another way: can Test cricket survive in India? Kapil Dev spells it out: “If the BCCI doesn’t take it seriously enough, Test cricket will be gone for us.”The 3-1 series defeat highlights the arc of Dhoni’s captaincy going back to India’s previous tour of England, in 2011, when they capitu-lated 4-0. To make it worse, in the 16 overseas Tests under Dhoni during this period, India have won just that solitary Test, at Lord’s in this series. They lost 12 of these Tests.A defeat as comprehensive as this one begs two related questions. Was the captain as good or as wanting as his team? Or, was the team as good or as wanting as the captain? Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara, heirs to the legacy of Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, got exposed cruelly. Virat av-eraged 13.40 and Pujara 22.20. In the five Tests, India saw a collapse almost every innings-they lost 22 wickets for 98 runs in the first innings col-lapses and 27 wickets for 172 in the second innings overall in the England series. And India’s match-winner at Lord’s, Ishant Sharma, bowled 16 no balls in the three Tests he played.advertisementWasim Akram singles out the lead-ership for the mess: “They knew what to expect in England. Yet they thought things would just fall into place.” There was a touch of defiance to Dhoni’s approach, a refusal to assess the conditions and course-correct when things started going wrong. England scored almost 20 per cent of their runs behind square on the off side, yet India did not bring a third man. His obsession in placing a leg slip yielded not even a single wicket, but the fielder wasn’t asked to move.His insistence on first playing Ravin-dra Jadeja at the expense of Ravichandran Ashwin and then ask-ing him to bowl to a negative leg-side line neither fetched wickets nor stopped the flow of runs. He was brave with the bat amid the collapse but his wicket-keeping was painful to watch. He failed to go for half-chances, and rarely ran up to the stumps to collect throws.”You can fail with the bat or the ball but I was shocked when India did not even try changing things in the en-tire series,” says Sourav Ganguly. “They could have changed the batting order, for example. If Virat was strug-gling at four or Pujara at three, why not swap places and get the in-form Ajinkya Rahane at three, Pujara four and Virat five? I wonder what they discussed in team meetings. They were an embarrassment.”Mohammad Azharuddin suggests radical action: “You need to change the Test captain.” Kapil would have Dhoni change his style. “I have always said we don’t need Captain Cool,” he says. “We need Captain Hot and Aggressive.” One of the big unknowns about Dhoni is whether he prioritises Test cricket. Word from the dressing room is that he gets bored with five contin-uous days of Test cricket. When he needed to rest his back and fingers in the summer of 2008, he decided to skip the Test leg on India’s tour of Sri Lanka, playing instead in the one-day matches. On the tour of New Zealand in 2009, India won the Hamilton Test in four days and rather than travelling to Napier, the sleepy, nondescript venue for next Test, Dhoni’s team took a detour and spent a couple of days in bustling Auckland.Test cricketers also rebuild or set-tle into durable strategy, as the case may be, as a coherent unit. After the retirement of key members of the team that came to be called New India-Tendulkar, Dravid, Ganguly, Laxman, Anil Kumble-their succes-sors are flaking out at a much younger age. Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh and Gambhir have run out of steam in their early 30s, while New India continued into their mid-late 30s. “It can happen with one player, or two, but with four?” says a former selector. “It was almost if the dressing room wanted them to fail so they could be dropped.”advertisementAfter the Test drubbing, the BCCI has appointed Ravi Shastri as team di-rector for the one-day series. Coach Duncan Fletcher stays on, but his exact role is not clear. It’s as if India want to hurtle forward into the rest of the tour without being detained by a con-structive analysis of their preparedness for Test cricket.Follow the writer on Twitter @vikrantgupta73
Liverpool ace Mane: Klopp no chokerby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool ace Sadio Mane insists manager Jurgen Klopp is no “choker”.Pressure is building on Klopp to win his first piece of silverware at Anfield, following last season’s Champions League final loss to Real Madrid.Despite winning successive Bundesliga titles with Borussia Dortmund in 2011 and 2012, the German, 51, has been on the receiving end of rival fans’ taunts and accused of being a serial choker after losing his last SIX major finals.He was in charge of Liverpool’s 3-1 Europa League final defeat to Sevilla three years ago — and the League Cup penalty shootout loss to Manchester City in the same season.But Mane hit back: “He is a great coach, not a choker.“He has won titles before and he has lost titles. That is life. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
OTTAWA – Canada’s national annual inflation rate was 2.2 per cent in May, Statistics Canada says. Here’s what happened in the provinces (previous month in brackets):— Newfoundland and Labrador: 1.8 per cent (1.5)— Prince Edward Island: 2.4 (2.2)— Nova Scotia: 2.3 (2.8)— New Brunswick: 2.1 (2.2)— Quebec: 1.7 (1.7)— Ontario: 2.3 (2.1)— Manitoba: 2.7 (2.9)— Saskatchewan: 3.0 (2.5)— Alberta: 2.6 (2.3)— British Columbia: 2.7 (2.7)
TORONTO – An Indigenous man who was denied compensation on the basis that a nun had no sexual intent when she grabbed his genitals takes his case to Canada’s top court this week amid a tense power struggle between a judge overseeing implementation of the Indian residential school class-action settlement and the head of the process that awards payouts to victims.The man, identified only as J.W., was a residential school student in Manitoba as a boy. In a claim accepted as factual, he said he was in line for a shower when a nun grabbed and squeezed his genitals, causing him distress. J.W. sought compensation under the independent assessment process set up as part of a class-action settlement over the schools.An adjudicator turned him down because he had failed to prove the nun had a “sexual purpose.” J.W. argued he shouldn’t have needed to prove her intent but his attempts at redress through the assessment review process failed.J.W. turned to the judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench supervising the class-action settlement in Manitoba, who decided the original decision was unreasonable and the reviews overseen by the chief adjudicator had failed to fix the problem. The judge ordered a new compensation hearing.However, the Government of Canada successfully appealed to the Manitoba Court of Appeal by arguing the judges supervising the settlement have almost no authority to review the compensation decisions.J.W. appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada, which takes up the complex case on Wednesday. The outcome could affect other victims as the residential school compensation process winds down.In submissions to the top court, J.W. argues the Manitoba Appeal Court ruling would place the chief adjudicator beyond judicial scrutiny — even if his decisions are unreasonable.“To be bound by rules is not to make an empty gesture of applying them, or to apply them in an irrational or absurd way,” J.W. argues in his factum before the top court.In response, Chief Adjudicator Dan Shapiro and the federal government argue it would be disruptive to allow the courts to second-guess compensation decisions — except in the narrowest of circumstances.J.W.’s fight has thrown into sharp relief the battle between the judges overseeing implementation of the settlement and Shapiro, who insists the courts have almost no jurisdiction to review his decisions.“The function of the courts in supervising the (independent assessment process) is not to review individual decisions for error or unreasonableness,” Shapiro writes in his Supreme Court factum.Shapiro’s stance has long angered Justice Paul Perell, the Ontario Superior Court judge who shares responsibility for supervising implementation of the multibillion-dollar class-action agreement.In a blistering order early last month, Perell accused Shapiro of taking partisan positions, of challenging decisions made by supervising judges, and of putting himself above judicial scrutiny in “open defiance” of the court.“The chief adjudicator’s actions amount to insubordination of the courts,” Perell wrote. “His conduct runs the risk of compromising his impartiality or of having the risk of an appearance of a compromised impartiality.”Perell ordered Shapiro to cease involvement in J.W.’s appeal as well as in two other appeals involving claimants in British Columbia.Shapiro balked at the judicial slap-down. Arguing Perell had been unfair by not first hearing from him, he won a stay of the order from Ontario Appeal Court Justice Robert Sharpe pending a full appeal hearing Nov. 23.“Of particular concern is the finding in the direction that the chief adjudicator is guilty of ‘insubordination of the courts’,” Sharpe said. “This is a finding of serious misconduct made against a lawyer.”The stay left intact Shapiro’s role in fighting J.W.’s claim before the Supreme Court, prompting J.W. to file a new motion. He wants the high court to force Shapiro to step aside, saying Perell’s reasoning was persuasive.Shapiro is strenuously resisting removal from J.W.’s appeal, saying he has behaved appropriately and the Ontario’s top court will deal with the Perell situation in due course.In the interim, Perell has rescinded his order and issued a new one. This time, he’s directing two other judges involved in the class-action settlement to take up the matter directly with Shapiro at a full hearing. Among the issues: “Has the chief adjudicator taken partisan positions before courts, including appellate courts?” Perell wrote late last month.Shapiro is appealing that order, too.