AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re “Goldberg to head LAUSD” (Feb. 21): Jackie Goldberg is the perfect example of the career politician, decimating the Board of Education when she was there, hindering the progress of the City Council when she served there and finally protecting child molesters in Sacramento – all the while being paid handsomely by the California taxpayers. Man, as a state we must have really bad karma because she won’t go away. Kim Greene Studio City Jackie termed out Re “Goldberg to head LAUSD” (Feb. 21): I could not believe that anyone would consider Jackie Goldberg to head the LAUSD. Besides being discussed in the Daily News, it has been on KFI radio. We are fortunate that her term limit is up, but to allow her to have anything to do with children would be a crime. Edward Mittleman Glendale In addition … Re “Goldberg to head LAUSD” (Feb. 21): Jackie, please tell us what part of “it can’t be fixed” (LAUSD) don’t you understand? Linda Mann Simi Valley IQ of elected Re “Subway to sea viable?” (Feb. 15): Maybe someone needs to check the air conditioning in the mayor’s office. It seems like no matter who the voters elect, within a couple of months their IQ drops to single digits. Our mayor started out great by scaling back the lame-brained LAX expansion, for which the estimate went from $9 billion to $11 billion while they were only talking about doing it. Now he is backing this subway. Anybody want to guess where this original $10 billion guesstimate will end up? Show some leadership, mayor. How about saying something like “The city has much more pressing quality-of-life issues to deal with at this time and I was elected to address those.” George Timko West Hills DWP real estate Re “DWP’s lots of potential” (Feb. 19): All over L.A., I see Department of Water and Power buildings on prime corner locations. They could certainly relocate these facilities off the main streets to less expensive locations and sell the valuable lots. Maybe we need someone with an eye on the property values in charge of our (DWP’s) real estate holdings. Paul Dumont North Hollywood Owens Valley land Re “Lots of questions; DWP property folly heightens public doubts” (Editorial, Feb. 21): Higher rents for Owens Valley land? Your editorial ignores the value Owens Valley ranchers contribute to Los Angeles as stewards of the land. The main purpose of DWP land ownership is to protect the watershed that for nearly 100 years has provided water and electric generation that fostered Los Angeles remarkable growth. The leases are quite restrictive, e.g. 75 percent of the land must be accessible to the public, available for recreational use. The lower rent trade-off saves the city much greater expense than if it had to take over range management itself. David J. Oliphant Retired assistant city attorney LADWP Give them crack Re “Judge’s order spares killer” (Feb. 22): I agree with the doctors: Why should they be forced to “oversee lethal injection” of convicted rapist-murderers? Just put these scumbags in solitary confinement and give them unlimited quantities of crack cocaine. Also, it would be wise for county supervisors to demand that jailed inmates be allowed cigarettes. They may well calm the nerves of these unruly thugs with the added benefit of pumping carcinogens into their lungs. Bob Ginn Arcadia Our legacy Re “Judge’s order spares killer” (Feb. 22): So the American Medical Association states it is unethical for doctors to attend the execution of a convicted rapist and murderer. The reason? It contradicts a doctor’s Hippocratic oath to prevent harm. And yet, each year doctors attend the execution of 1.5 million unborn American babies. What a legacy we are leaving for future generations. Vicki Van Camp Sylmar How victims died Re “Judge’s order spares killer” (Feb. 22): I am always amazed at how many people come out of the woodwork and whine for those that are going to be executed for the grisly murders they committed. For one thing, they got to live 20 years longer than the people or persons they brutally killed, who didn’t want to die. And why is it always over 20 years? Who’s crying for the dead and their families? Who’s crying for how they had to die, “their” civil rights to live long and prosper, and most of them at such a young age? Give it a rest and get on with it. Hire people to double-check all of the evidence against those on Death Row and don’t let it go on for 20 years after the death of the innocents. What happened to swift justice? Joan Olear Burbank A man’s choice On Wednesday, the Daily News’ featured front-page story: Man crashes car! The story includes a bullet-point list of features of the fancy sports car. Not considered front-page news, two stories nestle on Page 8: “Supreme Court kick-starts abortion showdown” and “Lawmakers are preparing to vote on a bill that would outlaw nearly all abortions in South Dakota.” Let me guess: the editor of the Daily News is a man. Lorelei Smith Chatsworth Look further, sleuth Re “Odor of acrimony” (Your Opinions, Feb. 21): I admire Detective Dan Taylor’s investigative work in trying to determine why his paper smelled so bad. But he overlooked one important fact. Knee-jerk Bush apologist Rich Lowry’s sophomoric garbage smells so bad that his spot on the page reeks even days after his last column appeared. Michael Helwig Canoga Park We pay more Last weekend I traveled back to Pennsylvania for a family funeral. The fuel prices there were $2.05. Why are folks in California paying so much more? Any answers? Barbara Valiensi Woodland Hills Better than gas Why hasn’t “someone” suggested to the gasoline dealers, stations or whoever to fill the midgrade tanks with ethanol fuel (E-10)? The mixture burns cleaner, cheaper and has a higher octane rating than midgrade gasoline. Most newer cars (2000 on) will run on 10 percent ethanol. Clay Craven Granada Hills Resist the urge Regarding Sol Taylor’s conspiracy theory about Dick Cheney’s exemption from the “usual procedures” following a hunting accident, barring unusual circumstances (factors other than one’s job), testing the shooter in a hunting accident for drugs or alcohol is not routinely done. Local law enforcement was notified in a timely manner. The firearm in question would be held as evidence only if there was a crime involved. Lastly, since the Texas authorities saw fit to cite Cheney for not having a required stamp on his hunting license, I doubt they would give him a pass if local laws call for revoking a hunting license under these circumstances. Let’s resist the urge to create something out of nothing. This incident was an accident, pure and simple. Charles Robinson Saugus Subtle comparison During World War II, a Japanese radio broadcaster and propagandist named Tokyo Rose sought to destroy the morale of our troops by driving home three points, notes Ted Poe, congressman from Texas: “One, your president is lying to you. Two, the war is illegal. Three, you cannot win this war.” Sound like anybody you know? Richard Bussell Saugus
Share This!Can I just tell you how excited I am about the upcoming restaurant, Tiffins, that is slated to open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in the Discovery Island section of the park? (For those who are unaware, the restaurant is named after a lunch tin used by travelers.) The signature restaurant will feature dishes inspired by African, Asian, European, and American cuisines.The newest Walt Disney World table-service restaurant is part of the biggest expansion in the history of Disney’s Animal Kingdom and will offer dishes inspired by the world travels of the park’s creators.©Disney Tiffins specializes in the theme of travel which can be seen and felt everywhere you look. When you enter the rustic front doors, you’ll come upon an enormous map of the globe. There restaurant will seat 252 people and will be separated into three different sections – The Trek Gallery will focus on Asia, the Safari Gallery will focus on Africa, and the Grand Gallery will focus on the animals that Disney protects through the Disney Conservation Fund.Lavish artwork including photograph collages, paintings and sculptures inspired by actual notes and field sketches of the Imagineers who created Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be able to be found throughout the restaurant.©DisneyMenu items will take diners to Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Appetizers will include lobster-popcorn Thai curry soup; grilled octopus; salad drizzled with champagne vinaigrette; frog legs tempura, black-eyed fritters; cheese and chicken liver pâte. Entrees includes Berber-spiced lamb chop; pork tenderloin; miso-glazed black cod; pan-seared duck breast and leg confit; Wagnu strip loin and braised short rib; whole-fried sustainable fish. For dessert, enjoy crème brûlée; peanut butter mousse; or a classic ice-cream sundae.For an additional cost, Guests 21 years of age and up can choose from the renowned wine list—many of which are available by the glass—in addition to assortment of after-dinner liqueurs, dessert wines and specialty drinks.The restaurant will also feature an adjacent lounge called the Nomad Lounge. One cool thing about the Nomad Lounge is that festive banners will be hung in the center of the lounge, each posing a different question about traveling the world and the thrill of discovery. During your visit, take a few moments to jot down answers to these questions on decorative tags provided by Cast Members. Later, your responses will be hung on a “tag chandelier” suspended above the bar for all to see.The Nomad Lounge will include small plates and a large selection of beer, wine and mixed drinks. Dishes will include vegetarian summer rolls; Indian butter chicken wings; seared Wagyu beef skewers and honey-glazed coriander-spiced pork ribs.Guests can enjoy a bevy of beverages including specialty martinis or after-dinner liqueurs such as Bailey’s Irish Cream, Tia Maria and Amaretto di Saronno. Freshly ground coffees like espresso, cappuccino and coffee colada with rum and coconuts, and dessert wines such as Apple Icewine, are also available.Tiffins and the Nomad Lounge are expected to open in the summer of 2016.
Happy Easter!If you celebrate the Easter holiday, I hope your Easter is filled with joy and celebration with your family and friends.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedPhoto of the Week: Wishing You a Happy Easter!Happy Easter to everyone who celebrates. I hope you enjoy this day with your family and friends. In southeast Michigan, it’s truly a spring-like Easter for us. Warm temperatures, sunny skies, gorgeous red tulips and yellow daffodils, and beautiful flowering trees!In “Nature”Photo of the Week: Easter Flowers at Anna Scripps Whitcomb ConservatoryHappy Easter! If you celebrate Easter, I hope you and your family are enjoying a lovely day together. As my son is older, I miss the fun we had when he was younger looking for Easter eggs hidden in the yard. This year, we’re happy to have family together and…In “Michigan”Photo of the Week: Celebrating EasterFor my readers who celebrate the Easter holiday, I hope you have a lovely day with your family and friends. Happy Easter!In “Miscellaneous”
Wesley Sneijder’s 53rd minute goal saw Netherlands through to the second round of the FIFA World Cup 2010. Netherlands defeated Japan by a solitary goal in the Group E match played at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. Full coverage: World Cup 2010Japan could hardly match the pace of the Dutch but a solid defence prevented Netherlands from scoring any goals in the first-half of the game. Watch match picsThe Dutch came back strongly in the second round and went all out against the tired Japanese. Sneijder’s shot at the goal from just outside the penalty area had so much pace in it that Japan’s custodian E Kawashima could not stop it. Kawashima got a touch at the ball but could only deflect it to far side of the goal post.Japan vs CameroonNetherlands vs DenmarkSneijder was also named the man of the match.With this win, Netherlands have two wins from two matches and are sitting pretty at the top of Group E with six points followed by Japan with three points.Denmark and Cameroon are the other two teams in the group.The loss means that Japan will have to beat Denmark in their next match and silently hope that Netherlands beat Cameroon if Cameroon is able to pull off a win against Denmark when they meet later tonight.
Even as Delhi cricketers sweat it out in their endeavour to win titles, the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) hasn’t paid its Ranji Trophy players for the last three seasons. If that isn’t sad enough – considering that some of India’s best cricketers in the last decade have been produced by Delhi – current president S.P. Bansal isn’t even aware of their plight.When confronted, Bansal said this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) was postponed and that resulted in considerable delay in sending this year’s accounts details to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and that ultimately led to the overall delay. But when told that it wasn’t a one-off situation and this has been happening over three seasons, he said he wasn’t aware of the fact.”I am not aware of the last three seasons. I am not the concerned person. But yes, as for this year, the holdup was due to the postponement of the AGM which ultimately led to a delay in sending the financial documents to the BCCI. But that should be sorted in a month’s time,” he told Mail Today.Interestingly, this isn’t the first time that the players have raised the issue. During the Ranji season itself, the players had made their concern known and then acting president Chetan Chauhan had promised to resolve the issue at the earliest.”I came to know about the matter only after you spoke to me about it. But I have spoken to those concerned. The documents for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons have already been sent to the BCCI and I have asked them to also prepare the documents for the 2013-14 season at the earliest. I will take up the matter with the BCCI and ensure that the players are paid as soon as possible. Nobody can deprive them of their hard-earned money,” Chauhan had earlier told Mail Today.advertisementBut on Wednesday, Chauhan once again assured action. “Give me time till June 1 and the problem shall be solved,” he said.One of the players said that it was highly unprofessional and if needed, the DDCA should look at paying in intervals like in case of some Indian Premier League franchises rather than holding the full payment.”In the IPL also, we are not always paid at one go. Sometimes, we are paid half the amount say in April and the other half at a later stage. We all love playing for Delhi and it is no secret that we are what we are because of the opportunity we got here. But then, we also need to be rewarded.”In fact, more than anything, what hurts is the fact that they have time and again promised to come forward and pay, but the end result hasn’t really changed,” he said.Delhi coach Vijay Dahiya too echoed his sentiments. “I am not threatening or trying to raise chaos. All I am doing is requesting for the DDCA to act on the commitment they have made to the whole team,” he said.