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Vianney softball plays five games in six days to start season

By on May 31, 2020

first_imgBY WARREN RAPPLEYEA Staff Writer After having all three of its opening week games postponed, the St. John Vianney High School softball team faces a busy, five-game week. The Lady Lancers were scheduled to open the season on Monday at Red Bank Catholic. The two teams played four innings of scoreless ball on Friday before the contest was rained out.Yesterday SJVwas slated to hostMatawan andManasquanwill visit this afternoon.On FridayCoachKimLombardi’s team will host Rumson-Fair Haven before traveling toRedBankRegional on Saturday. “We’re really going to get going,” the coach said. “That’s a lot of softball in aweek, but the girls are ready to play.” SJV will be looking to defend its Shore Conference Class A Central crown after going 27-2 a year ago. The Lady Lancers won both the Shore Conference and Monmouth County tourneys and reached the semifinals of the NJSIAA Non-Public A Tournament where they were eliminated by RBC. Much of Lombardi’s lineup remains intact, although SJV will be without standout pitcherDiana Sansevera,who pitched every game, allowing just 17 runs overall, 12 of which were earned. She also struck out 368 hitters in 214 innings. This spring the Lancerswill be giving the ball to hard-throwing freshman Jen Retzer. Lombardi said Retzer has shown plenty of poise during the pre-season, while noting that the freshman has good movement on her pitches. Retzer will be pitching in front of a stellar defense that committed just eight errors a year ago. The Lady Lancers are strong up the middle with veteran Kristin Kaelin, a senior, behind the plate; Jamie Petraglia and KaseyBulman at shortstop and second base, respectively, and fleetAshley Fasano in centerfield. Kaelin is also the team’s top returning hitter. Last spring she his .420with 19RBIs. Karissa Battaglia, a junior who moves from first to third base this season, batted an even .400 with 21 RBIs a year ago. Petraglia returns to the leadoff spot, where she hit .320 as a sophomore. Bulman, whomay see some action on themound, batted .250 as a freshmanwith several key hits, and Lombardi is expecting more now that Bulman has a year of varsity experience. Another soph, Nicole Saggiomo, showed promise at the plate as well, batting .250. Saggiomo will move to first base from right field. Junior Renee DiBlasio will be in right field and Kelsey Ehault, a sophomore, is the left fielder. Other members of the team include pitcher Jamie Miller and outfielder Nicole Scanlon, both seniors; infielder/DHSamAmbrose, a junior; infielderMaggie Tabacci and outfielder/DH Steph Solari, both sophomores, and infielder Lauren Allingham, a freshman. “We’re counting on our defense to get the job done again,” Lombardi said. “Defense wins championships and that’s always been our focus. That was really a key to our success last season.” Offensively, the lady Lancers have plenty of speed and Lombardi plans to keep things relatively simple. “Wewant to get people on base andmove themover,” she said. “We’re working on trying to score a run an inning. If we can do that, we should be able to win a lot of games.”last_img read more

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Smith double-century leaves England bereft of answers

By on May 14, 2020

first_imgWith his chanceless double-century dominating day three of the third Ashes test on Saturday, Australia captain Steve Smith proved once again that bowlers’ plans are something for other batsmen to worry about.Smith strode off the WACA with an unbeaten 229, his highest test score anchoring an epic 301-run stand with Mitchell Marsh (181 not out) and driving Australia to 549 for four at stumps and a 146-run lead.Having scored an unbeaten 141 in the series-opening win at the Gabba, Smith’s masterclass put England on the brink of another Ashes surrender with two matches to spare in the five-test series.Seven English players rolled over their arm on day three at the WACA. None looked remotely capable of dismissing the skipper.“I told the boys when I got back in last night (on day two) that I was just getting started,” Smith said before exiting the ground to raucous applause.“Luckily it came off today and (we’re) getting ourselves in a nice position.”For England captain Joe Root and his senior bowlers, there was a horrible feeling of deja vu at the WACA, where Smith scored a century in the corresponding test four years ago.Alastair Cook’s team crashed out in that match, handing over the urn before going on to suffer the humiliating whitewash.England assistant coach Paul Farbrace admitted England had no answers for Smith, their bowlers too slow to trouble him on a flat WACA wicket.“(He’s) in the form of his life and playing fantastically,” said Farbrace.As in Brisbane, Smith pulled his side from a position of uncertainty at 55 for two on day two, and he finished day three with a clutch of fresh honours.He became the second fastest batsman to score 14 hundreds as captain, the 29 tests he took bettered only by Don Bradman’s 24.Smith also became the second player after former Australia opener Matthew Hayden to score 1,000 test runs in a calendar year four times in succession.He worked off-spinner Moeen Ali to mid-on for a single to bring up his second test double-hundred after torching England for 215 at Lord’s in the 2015 Ashes.He offered no chances during his 390-ball vigil, with three outside edges failing to carry to the slip cordon.With frustrations boiling over, England reviewed twice to try to remove him lbw.But the first showed the ball sliding well down the leg side and the second was cancelled by paceman James Anderson overstepping his mark.There was nothing England could do to remove him.“I love scoring big runs for my country,” Smith said simply.“We wanted to be out in the middle and just keep batting.”last_img read more

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WC ITALY 1938 – An Overview

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first_imgChampions:Italy VITAL STATISTICS Fourth place:Sweden Just as Mussolini used Italy in 1934, Hitler used the 1936 Olympics as a weapon of propaganda.So, to avoid any further political controversy, FIFA chose a so-called neutral venue: the federation’s birthplace of France for the 1938 edition of the tournament. HUNGARY Matches played:18 Round 1:Norway 2-1 (aet) Teams:15 (from 4 confederations) Quarter-finalFrance 3-1 Semi-finalBrazil 2-1 Quarter-finalSwitzerland 2-0 Host country:France Goals scored:84 (4.7/game) Italy beat Hungary 4-2 in the third World Cup final, which took place at the Stade Olympique de Colombes in Paris on June 19.After hosts France were eliminated, interest in the tournament fell and this was reflected in the attendances for the later matches. However, the crowd for the final was eager to see whether the Hungarians, with their free-flowing style of football, could halt Vittorio Pozzo’s Italian champions.The Azzurri took the lead after only six minutes, but Hungary equalised two minutes later. The Italians scored again after 16 and 35 minutes and took a 3–1 advantage into the half-time interval.Hungary pulled a goal back with 20 minutes remaining, but Italy restored their two-goal advantage eight minutes from time to be crowned World Cup winners again.Pozzo said this team was even better than the one winning four years earlier and for the manager to oversee two different World Cup winning teams was a remarkable achievement and earned him a place in the game’s history.The 1938 success was to be his last triumph. Shortly afterwards Europe was at war and the World Cup, along with all other major sporting events, came to an end while countries fought for superiority on the battlefields instead of the pitch. Dates:June 4-19 (16 days) ITALY Round 1:Dutch East Indies 6-0 Because of South American anger over the decision to hold a second successive World Cup in Europe, neither Uruguay nor Argentina entered the competition, while Spain became the first country to be prevented from competing due to the ongoing Spanish civil war.It was the first time that the hosts, France, and the title holders, Italy, qualified automatically. Reigning champions were given automatic entry into the World Cup from 1938 until 2006, when this was abolished.Italy retained their title after a 4-2 victory over Hungary in the final, meaning the Azzurri’s 1934 and 1938 teams became the only ones to have won two World Cups under the same coach, Vittorio Pozzo.According to legend, Italian leader Benito Mussolini sent a telegram to the team before the start of the tournament, saying ‘Vincere o morire!’ (translated as ‘Win or die!’). This was apparently not meant as a literal threat, but instead just an encouragement to win.There have been three occasions when two hat-tricks have been scored in the same World Cup match. Two occurred during 1938: when Sweden defeated Cuba, Gustav Wetterstrom and Harry Andersson, both playing for Sweden, scored three goals. In the Brazil v Poland game, Leonidas did it for Brazil and Ernest Wilimowski for Poland.The tournament also saw the first and only participation from Cuba and the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia).Due to the Second World War, the World Cup would not be held for another 12 years, until 1950. As a result, Italy were the reigning World Cup holders for a record 16 years, from 1934 to 1950. Third place:Brazil Semi-finalSweden 5-1 Italy beat Hungary 4-2 in the third World Cup final, which took place at the Stade Olympique de Colombes in Paris on June 19.After hosts France were eliminated, interest in the tournament fell and this was reflected in the attendances for the later matches. However, the crowd for the final was eager to see whether the Hungarians, with their free-flowing style of football, could halt Vittorio Pozzo’s Italian champions.The Azzurri took the lead after only six minutes, but Hungary equalised two minutes later. The Italians scored again after 16 and 35 minutes and took a 3–1 advantage into the half-time interval.Hungary pulled a goal back with 20 minutes remaining, but Italy restored their two-goal advantage eight minutes from time to be crowned World Cup winners again.Pozzo said this team was even better than the one winning four years earlier and for the manager to oversee two different World Cup winning teams was a remarkable achievement and earned him a place in the game’s history.The 1938 success was to be his last triumph. Shortly afterwards Europe was at war and the World Cup, along with all other major sporting events, came to an end while countries fought for superiority on the battlefields instead of the pitch. Top scorer:Leonidas BRA (7 goals) Venues:10 Attendance:375,700 (20,870/game) THE ROAD TO THE FINAL Action from Hungary’s 2-0 win over Switzerland in the quarter-finals Runners-up:Hungary ITALY 1938 – An Overview 1930 URUGUAY , 1934 ITALY Past World Cup winners[mp_ads_system ads_system_select=”48205″]THE FINAL – Italy 4 Hungary 2 Vittorio Pozzo (C) coached Italy to their second consecutive World Cup triumphlast_img read more

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Tackling Police corruption, misconduct

By on January 18, 2020

first_imgActing Police Commissioner David Ramnarine last week issued a stern warning to Policemen and women who were engaged in acts of misconduct, unprofessionalism and corruption, as he declared that there was no place for them in the Guyana Police Force.Ramnarine refused to accept the popular argument that the salaries of lawmen were “too small,” and therefore it was more than likely they would be tempted to engage in illegalities to secure a few more dollars to survive in these turbulent times. He also dismissed the suggestion that unless the working conditions and several other issues linked to remuneration of junior ranks are addressed, the culture of corruption would continue within the Force.The Top Cop is even quoted as saying, “Senior officers believe their salaries are still small. When I joined the Force, it was small, and it is still small; but yet we survived by the grace of God…“Sometimes I can’t believe that, for a few more dollars, ranks will do something so outrageous that tarnishes the reputation of the Force.”While Ramnarine is on point with his suggestions, and cannot, from any standpoint, be faulted for warning his ranks, he has to insist that his senior officers do not selectively condone corruption. It is a fact that change does not start from the bottom; it starts from the top, and there are many senior officers within Ramnarine’s force who justify, condone, and shield junior ranks who engage in unprofessional acts, corrupt practices and skullduggery.Ramnarine must spare no effort at the level of his commanders and deputy commanders to insist that they demonstrate a zero tolerance approach within their policing divisions for ranks who believe that their uniforms give them the authority to break the laws of this country even when they are out of uniform. These policing supervisors have to conduct professionalism audits on the junior ranks, investigating every single complaint made by businessmen and members of the public.They must not wait only for documented complaints, as was suggested by ‘C’ Division Commander Calvin Brutus. If they wait on that type of report, then the communities in which they operate would not willingly come forward and lodge complaints, because they would feel that they can be victimised and selectively targeted by other ranks because they have exposed corruption and unprofessionalism of their colleagues.The Top Cop must roll out a clandestine yet systematic campaign that starts by targeting the traffic ranks who are most guilty of accepting bribes and harassing vehicle owners and road users for bribes and other gifts as well as services. These acts sometimes take place in the presence of senior officers and those in charge of the patrols that make community rounds.The fact that already 4 officers are investigated for corruption and misconduct this year is telling. It means that the Top Cop must do much more than warn ranks; he has to upgrade the quality of training that these Policemen receive when they enter the Force. Efforts must also be made to mandate that ranks be part of refresher courses on etiquette and professionalism. If this is done, then Mr Ramnarine would be creating a new culture where misdemeanor and corruption are tabooed actions that ranks would not dare contemplate.Also a deliberate effort must be made to revise the Standing Orders of the Police Force, to discourage misconduct. Currently, the sanctions are still too lenient for certain offences. Ramnarine must pave the way for stricter punitive penalties. Ranks at all levels will not learn unless they feel; and feel they must if the aim is to have a modern and professional police service.The fact that eight lawmen have been charged in 2017 and 180 charged or disciplined departmentally, according to Police statistics, is motivation for a more robust approach to be explored in addressing the core problems. If this is not done, then none of the reforms being implemented by both the Commissioner’s Office and the Government would mean anything, because they would be stymied by officers who have been bitten by the ‘get rich quick syndrome’.The truth is that the public will not be sympathetic to a Police Force that it believes is intrinsically corrupt and intellectually inept. It will not repose confidence in a policing body which lacks discipline and morals. It is important, from that standpoint alone, for more to be done to dismiss as many rogue ranks as possible, as opposed to keeping them in service. That is why it is important to make holistic assessments before rewarding ranks with promotion.The hands-off approach must end, as all are involved and all are consumed.last_img read more

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Cheerful Mali face dejected Ghana for third place

By on January 12, 2020

first_img0Shares0000MALABO, Equitorial Guinea, February 10 – Mali will be more cheerful than Ghana ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations third place play-off in the Estadio de Malabo Saturday.While the Eagles exceeded expectations by reaching the semi-finals and taking title favourites Ivory Coast to the wire, the Black Stars are reeling after a shock defeat by Zambia having failed to score from an early penalty. The countries who never clashed in 27 previous tournaments now square off for the second time in 15 days with the venue changing from Franceville in south-eastern Gabon to the island capital of neighbouring Equatorial Guinea.Ghana gave their best display of this Cup of Nations to overcame Mali 2-0 in Group D last month with star striker Asamoah Gyan scoring the first goal and creating the second for Dede Ayew.United Arab Emirates-based Gyan was at his boastful best after that success, telling reporters he was so good that the Black Stars could afford to deploy a solitary striker.He was far less talkative this week, though, after having an early penalty pushed to safety by Zambia goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene, and it proved a costly miss with Chipolopolo (Copper Bullets) snatching a late winner.Gyan has an unfortunate record with penalty kicks — he slammed one over off the bar against Uruguay in 2010 that prevented Ghana becoming the first World Cup semi-finalists from Africa.There was sympathy for Gyan in the Black Stars camp with assistant coach Kwesi Appiah saying “it is always the best players who miss penalties” and captain John Mensah revealing: “I told Asamoah to concentrate on Mali”.“We will try hard to finish third,” said South Africa-based Mali defender Ousmane Berthe, who could not catch Gervinho as he sprinted from the halfway line to score the goal that felled the Eagles.The outcome may hinge on how coaches Goran Stevanovic of Ghana and Alain Giresse of Mali react. Will they field full strength sides or experiment with those who were mainly substitutes during the three-week tournament?Fatigue is also likely to be a factor with Ghana and Mali understandably looking wearier in the semi-finals than opponents who had an extra rest day after easier last-eight games that did not involve extra time.Ghana have a one win-one loss record and Mali three losses in a fixture that has produced 73 goals since 1962 at an average of three per match and DR Congo won on penalties in 1998 after trailing Burkina Faso 4-1 with four minutes left.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Bruce looking to build young exciting Hull side

By on January 6, 2020

first_img Hull’s Tom Ince Steve Bruce says the signings of Tom Ince and Andrew Robertson signify the fresh direction the club is going in.Ince, 22, joined the Tigers on a free transfer following his release from Blackpool last month and Bruce believes the former Liverpool trainee is destined for a bright future, along with 20-year-old Andrew Robertson, after their Premier League opener against QPR.“We’ve made a conscious effort to bring in some good young players.” Bruce said.“Tom could have scored again [last Saturday], he could have scored two against Stuttgart. He needs to be a bit more clinical which he’ll learn but he’s young and when you’ve got a young player you have to make allowances.”Bruce, who sees blooding youth as a priority at the KC Stadium, was also full of praise for newcomer Robertson, following a promising first start in the Premier League since his £2.85million move from Dundee United last month.“I thought he was terrific. Two years ago he was playing for Queens Park – he’s had a meteoric rise. For a 20-year-old to play on his debut like that, he’s going to be a good player.” 1last_img read more

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GETTING THE DIGITAL

By on December 30, 2019
first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“I was having dinner with my parents over Christmas and my mom had gotten a digital camera. She was excited about putting the pictures in the computer,” Mothner recalled. “And she asked, `How can I put all my old pictures in the garage onto the computer?’ And I said I don’t know.” Mothner’s uncertainty was temporary. Today, Mothner and business partner Anderson Schoenrock own ScanDigital, an El Segundo firm that makes digital copies of customers’ picture prints. The business started in April. “This was sort of the right idea at the right time and the right opportunity,” Schoenrock said as he and Mothner sat in the ScanDigital office. The concept is simple. Customers give their photographic prints, slides or negatives to ScanDigital. Company employees scan them into a computer, perform needed touch-ups on the images and burn them onto a CD. The CD is then given to the customer with the originals. For an additional fee, ScanDigital will send a driver to pick up prints from customers in Los Angeles or Orange counties and hand-deliver the originals and image-filled CDs. “People feel more comfortable handing over their stuff without having to worry about packaging,” said Mothner, 26, of Redondo Beach. “We were amazed at how many people have taken advantage of (the delivery service).” All scanned photos also are uploaded onto a ScanDigital Web site where customers can enjoy their online albums and order prints. “We have people who receive their CD, but they’ll store it somewhere and interact with the online gallery,” Mothner said. The potential market for scanned prints is huge since digital cameras have become widespread only in the past few years. As Schoenrock and Mothner researched the business concept, they came across a 2000 University of California, Berkeley study on information storage. Citing Department of Commerce statistics, the study said that 2,700 photographs were taken each second worldwide, “adding up to well over 80 billion new images a year taken on over 3 billion rolls of film.” The study also estimated that in 1997, 150 billion photographs were stored in the U.S. with possibly 750 billion worldwide. Schoenrock, who oversees daily operations at ScanDigital, runs a day shift and evening shift to ensure the company’s 14 employees have access to limited computer equipment and desk space in the 2,000-square-foot site. Having the two shifts also helps the firm achieve its goal of a one-week turnaround on orders, Schoenrock said. Schoenrock and Mothner estimated that they will spend about $200,000 in startup costs before they begin to make a profit. “We’re still in startup phase. We constantly have capital expenses,” said Schoenrock, 28, of Santa Monica. “We expect to be in the black within months.” ScanDigital charges 48 cents per photo, 58 cents a negative frame and 68 cents for each slide. For photos in albums, the company charges 68 cents a print to remove and then return them into the books. “They don’t just want us to take out their photos from the albums and lose that organization,” Schoenrock said. High-end scanning for large reprints costs more. Pickup and delivery each come with a $10 charge. Mothner, who grew up in Manhattan Beach, met Schoenrock when the two were students at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. Mothner was studying economics with a minor in computer science. Schoenrock studied history. As a sophomore, Mothner founded an online marketing company called Wpromote out of his dorm room. Now based in El Segundo, Wpromote has 25 employees. Mothner is using Wpromote’s services to help ScanDigital come up in online searches by potential customers. After college, Schoenrock worked as an investment banker for three years. Then he and two colleagues started a real estate investment firm in Los Angeles. Schoenrock and Mothner had kicked around various business ideas over the years. Schoenrock was selling his real estate business when Mothner suggested the ScanDigital concept. Mothner and Schoenrock said they envision ScanDigital growing large enough to attract partners such as mom-and-pop photo shops or large pharmacies that could steer business to the El Segundo firm. In time, ScanDigital’s online customer galleries could become more central to the business plan, Mothner said. The galleries could morph into an online community, he explained. “If you really have a substantial community, you can monetize that with advertisers,” Mothner said. “That’s a very good direction for the company to take.” muhammed.el-hasan@dailybreeze.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Muhammed El-Hasan STAFF WRITER Last Christmas, Michael Mothner’s presents included a gift certificate for golfing lessons, two shirts and a “nice” Windbreaker. But the most memorable present was a business idea. last_img

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Juventus to go all out to sign Chelsea target Matuidi as replacement for Pogba

By on December 29, 2019

first_img Blaise Matuidi is wanted by Juventus, but PSG are determined to keep him Juventus are ready to turn their full attention to signing  Chelsea target Blaise Matuidi from Paris Saint-Germain following Paul Pogba’s world record move to Manchester United.As talkSPORT told you last week, reports in France had suggested that Juve were lining up Matuidi as a possible contingency plan should Pogba complete his return to Old Trafford.And now the £89million deal is done, Juve need a replacement quickly and L’Equipe say Matuidi is the man to fill the void.The tough-tackling midfielder played alongside Pogba in midfield for the French national team and the Turin club believe he is the best available replacement.And, although PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi insists he is not for sale, that will not stop Juve splashing the cash in a bid to lure him to Serie A.That could come as bad news for Chelsea, who have also been heavily linked with a move for the 29-year-old. 1last_img read more

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For the live music fix …

By on December 28, 2019

first_imgLive music can be found all over – from your local watering hole to the big venues housed in Hollywood. Check out the following list of bars, clubs and cafes that offer everything from pop and rock to jazz and the blues. POP AND ROCK Avalon Hollywood, 1735 N. Vine St., Hollywood; (323) 467-4571. Backstage Cafe, 9433 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills; (310) 777-0252. The Canyon Club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills; (818) 879-5016. The Coconut Teaszer, 8117 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; (323) 654-4773. Cobalt Cafe, 22047 Sherman Way, Canoga Park; (818) 348-3789. Dragonfly, 6510 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood; (323) 466-6111. El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 936-6400. Fais Do Do, 5257 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 954-8080. 14 Below, 1345 14th St., Santa Monica; (310) 451-5040. The Fox & Hounds Pub, 11100 Ventura Blvd., Studio City; (818) 763-7976. The Gardenia, 7066 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood; (323) 467-7444. Genghis Cohen, 740 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 653-0640. The Gig, 7302 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 936-4440. Hotel Cafe, 1623“ N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 461-2040. House of Blues, 8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; (323) 848-5100. Ireland’s 32, 13721 Burbank Blvd., Van Nuys; (818) 785-4031. Java Junction, 22722 Lyons Ave., Suite 1, Newhall; (661) 254-7500. Key Club, 9039 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; (310) 274-5800. The Knitting Factory, 7021 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; (323) 463-0204. The Martini Lounge, 5657 Melrose Ave., Hollywood; (323) 467-4068. Molly Malone’s Irish Pub, 575 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 935-1577. Paladino’s, 6101 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana; (818) 342-1563. The Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; (323) 962-7600. Pickwick’s Pub, 21010 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills; (818) 340-9673. Platinum Live, 11345 Ventura Blvd., Studio City; (818) 753-1771 Residuals, 11042 Ventura Blvd., Studio City; (818) 761-8301. The Roxy, 9009 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; (310) 278-9457 or (310) 276-2222. Rusty’s Surf Ranch, 256 Santa Monica Pier; (310) 393-7437. Scotland Yard, 22041 Sherman Way, Canoga Park; (818) 703-9523. Stovepiper Lounge, 19563 Parthenia St., Northridge; (818) 886-2526. Taboo, 20969 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills; (818) 999-9928. Temple Bar, 1026 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica; (310) 393-6611. The Troubadour, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; (310) 276-6168. The Ventura Theatre, 26 S. Chestnut St., Ventura; (805) 653-0721. The Viper Room, 8852 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; (310) 358-1880. Weber’s Place, 19312 Vanowen St., Reseda; (818) 345-9800. Whisky a Go Go, 8901 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; (310) 652-4202. The Wiltern LG, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles; (213) 380-5005. COUNTRY/FOLK/BLUES B.B. King’s Blues Club, Universal CityWalk, Universal City; (818) 622-5464. The Classroom, 8333 Tampa Ave., Northridge; (818) 885-0250. The Cowboy Palace Saloon, 21635 Devonshire St., Chatsworth; (818) 341-0166. Cozy’s Bar & Grill, 14058 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks; (818) 986-6000. Harvelle’s, 1432 Fourth St., Santa Monica; (310) 395-1676. The King King, 6555 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; (323) 960-5765. Kulak’s Woodshed, 5230“ Laurel Canyon Blvd., North Hollywood; (818) 766-9913. Lunaria Restaurant, 10351 Santa Monica Blvd., West Los Angeles; (310) 282-8870. Murphy’s Irish Restaurant, 2315 Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley; (805) 584-6264. Twin Palms Restaurant, 101 W. Green St., Pasadena; (626) 577-2567. Whisperz, 8525 Reseda Blvd., Northridge; (818) 993-9922. JAZZ/WORLD/SWING 1160 Bar and Lounge, Ramada Hollywood, 1160 N. Vermont Ave., Hollywood; (323) 315-1845. The Baked Potato, 3787 Cahuenga Blvd. W., Studio City; (818) 980-1615. Bellisimo, 22458 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills; (818) 225-0026. Bohemian Nites at Bamboo, Bamboo Restaurant, 10835 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles; (310) 287-0668. Border Grill Pasadena, 260 E. Colorado Blvd. in the Paseo Colorado; (626) 844-8988. Cafe Cordiale, 14015 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks; (818) 789-1985. Capriccio Italian Trattoria, 16925 Ventura Blvd., Encino; (818) 905-6595. Casey’s Tavern, 22029 Sherman Way, Canoga Park; (818) 992-9362. Catalina Bar & Grill, 1640 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood; (323) 466-2210. Charlie O’s Bar & Grill, 13725 Victory Blvd., Valley Glen; (818) 994-3058. Chaya Brasserie, 8741 Alden Drive, Beverly Hills; (310) 859-8833. Ciudad Restaurant, 445 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles; (213) 486-5171. Clancy’s Crab Broiler, 219 N. Central Ave., Glendale; (818) 242-2722. The Conga Room, 5364 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 938-1696. Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 5985 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles; (310) 642-7500. The Derby, 4500 Los Feliz Blvd., Hollywood; (323) 663-8979. The Farm of Beverly Hills, 439 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills; (310) 273-5578. Feinstein’s at the Cinegrill, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd; (323) 769-7269. Fins Creekside, 23504 Calabasas Road, Calabasas; (818) 223-3467. Fins Seafood Grill, 982 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village; (805) 494-6494. Fitzgeralds at the Hilton Hotel, 6360 Canoga Ave., Woodland Hills; (818) 595-1000.&&&& Frank and Dean’s Supper Club, 3768 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena; (626) 793-1847. Garden of Eden, 7080 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 465-3336. Genghis Cohen, 740 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 653-0640. Hotel Casa Del Mar, 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica; (310) 581-5533. Jax Bar & Grill, 339 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale; (818) 500-1604. The Jazz Bakery, 3233 Helms Ave., Culver City; (310) 271-9039. La Belle Epoque, 2128 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz; (323) 669-7640. Lindy Groove, Pasadena Masonic Hall, 200 S. Euclid Ave., Pasadena; (626) 795-5610.??? Lulu’s Beehive, 13203 Ventura Blvd., Studio City; (818) 986-2233. Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills; (818) 887-3777. Millennium Biltmore Gallery Bar, 506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 624-1011. The Mint, 6010 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 954-9400. The Money Tree Restaurant, 10149 Riverside Drive, Toluca Lake; (818) 752-8383. Monty’s Steak & Seafood House, 5371 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills; (818) 716-9736. The Moose, 357 Arden Ave., Glendale; (818) 240-1505.??? Moz Buddha Bar, 30105 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills; (818) 735-0091. Mr. B. Restaurant & Lounge, 1333 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank; (818) 845-1800. Rusty Pelican, 300 Harvey Drive, Glendale; (818) 242-9191. Spazio, 14755 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks; (818) 728-8400. Tantra, 3705 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 663-8268. Ten20 Cafe, Wyndham Bel Age Hotel, 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood; (310) 854-1111 Tommy Tang’s Restaurant, 7313 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 937-5733. Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 5400 Century Blvd., Los Angeles; (310) 216-5858, Ext. 7225. Zanzibar, 1301 Fifth St., Santa Monica; (310) 451-2221. Zigs – Helios, 21300 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills; (818) 884-5340. OTHER VENUES Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood; (323) 850-2000. Universal Amphitheatre, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City; (818) 777-3931 or (818) 622-4440. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want 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

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Baby girl kidnapped from home returned to family alive and well

By on December 26, 2019

first_imgIn publicizing the abduction, police had described Abby’s strawberry-red birthmark. Her suspicions aroused, Torrez confronted Beck, who gave her the baby, Corvington said. Torrez contacted police, and the baby was handed over to authorities around 5 p.m. Tuesday. “An outstanding ending, obviously,” Toelke said. Toelke said the county prosecutor would address criminal charges today. It wasn’t immediately clear where Shannon Beck was or whether she had a lawyer. The child’s mother, 21-year-old Stephenie Ochsenbine, told police Friday a woman entered her rural home, attacked her with a knife and stole the baby, who was a week old at the time.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! UNION, Mo. – A newborn abducted after her mother was slashed was found alive Tuesday in excellent condition, and a woman who had recently miscarried was arrested, officials said. Dr. Peter McCarthy, an emergency-room physician at St. John’s Hospital in Washington, Mo., said 11-day-old Abigale Lynn Woods has been reunited with her mother, father and other relatives. She was expected to be released from the hospital later Tuesday. “The family is elated and thankful to everyone in the community who prayed for them,” McCarthy said. “The baby was hydrated, nourished and in good condition when she arrived at the hospital.” FBI agent Roland Corvington identified the suspect as Shannon Beck, who lives a few miles from the home of the mother and baby. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleThe case broke when Beck’s sister-in-law, Dorothy Torrez, contacted authorities. “She’s the hero,” Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke said. On Sunday, Beck contacted Torrez to say she had given birth, Corvington said. Beck had been pregnant but apparently miscarried shortly before her own child was to be born. Torrez visited Beck on Monday and urged her to take the child to a doctor, the FBI agent said. Beck agreed, and Torrez accompanied her to St. Louis on Tuesday, about 45 miles away. Torrez noticed what appeared to be makeup on the baby’s forehead, Corvington said. When she rubbed the forehead, makeup came off what was covering a small birthmark. last_img read more

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