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WEST COVINA – To the thousands of motorists that speed along the San Bernardino (10) Freeway through West Covina every day, the shiny new signs will be just another sad reminder of a fallen officer, one of many encountered along the Southland’s highways. But to the nearly 100 friends, family and former co-workers who gathered in front of the West Covina Police Department on Monday, the large, green signposts memorializing West Covina Police Officer Kenneth Scott Wrede are much more than that. They are the ultimate tribute to a man they described as a devoted son and husband, a vibrant young professional with a great sense of humor who sacrificed his life for his fellow citizens. The signs, purchased with funds from the West Covina Police Officers Association and private donations, are being installed on the westbound portion of the 10 freeway near the Grand Avenue exit and the eastbound side of the freeway near the Vincent Avenue offramp. Wrede was killed on Aug. 31, 1983, less than four minutes after arriving at the corner of Francisquito Avenue and Glenview Road to check out a report about a man acting suspiciously. The suspect, who was high on PCP, struggled with Wrede and then reached into the squad car, ripped a shotgun from its bracket and fatally shot the officer. Wrede was 26 at the time. Monday’s dedication ceremony took place on what would have been Wrede’s 50th birthday. A West Covina Police Department color guard opened the ceremony, in front of the Police Department’s memorial for fallen officers. “This may seem like just another public walkway, and it is,” said West Covina Police Chief Frank Wills, standing in front of a plaque listing Wrede’s name and the city’s two other fallen officers, Fredrick J. Hamm and Jay W. Jackson. “But in reality, to us this is our most sacred site.” Wills said that Wrede’s memory has not faded at the department, as those who knew him have passed on stories about the affable young Chicago native to newer officers who hadn’t even been born at the time of his murder. Wrede’s father, Kenneth C. Wrede, said his son had a great sense of humor, one time convincing his father to send an exotic dancer to the police station as a joke for his fellow officers on his birthday. “Happy birthday, Kenny,” he said after telling the story, looking up at the sky and nearly breaking down. The freeway signs are a physical manifestation of the love and support the Wrede family has received from friends and the city, said Wrede’s mother, Marianne. “That is what has kept us going these 23 years, doing things we never imagined in a million years we would be doing,” said Marianne Wrede, who along with her husband has been active victims’ rights advocates. The couple established the California chapter of Concerns for Police Survivors in 1989. Denel Duprez had been married to Wrede for less than a year before he was killed. She saw the dedication as an occasion to right the many wrongs committed against Wrede and his family, including suggestions that he may have been partly responsible for his own death. “He did all the right things when he was on that call, and he is only responsible for the legacy he and other fallen officers have left us,” said Duprez, who has since remarried but remains close to the Wrede family. Wrede’s killer, Michael Anthony Jackson of Valinda, was sentenced to death for the murder in 1984. An appeals court threw out the death sentence in 2000, determining Jackson’s original defense attorney made mistakes during the penalty phase of the trial. But the death penalty was reimposed by a judge in 2002. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Mike Alarid, a superintendent with a Forest Service “hot shot” firefighting crew, has adopted two cats and a dog abandoned in the Angeles National Forest. The Forest Service finds abandoned pets about every month – sometimes they have died of starvation. “Most of the time they’re old, and I think they just put them out here to fend for themselves,” Alarid said. “But that’s cruel, man.” In 2000, a large snake was seen moving around in San Gabriel Canyon near the Cattle Canyon Bridge. By the time a Forest Service agent got to the location, the snake had slithered onto East Fork Road and been run over and killed by a car. The refugee reptile turned out to be a boa constrictor, more than 8 feet long and definitely not indigenous, Florea said. Then there are the abandoned items that appear like mysteries from a science fiction or thriller TV show. One year, a group of store mannequins was left in the forest. About 10 years ago, a dead cow placed on a couch was found near a secondary road, which was hard to explain because the 655,000-acre Angeles National Forest does not have any range land for cattle, Florea said. And then, there’s the strange case of an airplane drink cart, the kind flight attendants push down the aisle, that was found bent up and jammed among boulders in a remote canyon north of Claremont, Florea said. The cart is too heavy and too far from a road to remove. Some have speculated it might have fallen from a plane. “People have suggested that, yeah, but I don’t even know how that might have happened,” Florea said. The Forest Service also has found items that show how people use isolated parts of the Angeles National Forest to operate outside the law. That includes growing marijuana, although the last big bust in the Angeles was in 2004. Cans of Spam are commonly found around a marijuana patch, along with PVC pipe for irrigation. Growers who live in the forest and grow marijuana live off the canned meat, Florea said. Gun enthusiasts have been known to truck old water heaters and ovens to the forest for target practice, then abandon the items on the landscape, Florea said. It isn’t rare to come across a body in the Angeles – victims of homicide, traffic crashes or natural causes. The forest is a cemetery of sorts for motorists who’ve gone off the side of a treacherous canyon road and died of exposure without being rescued, Florea said. Hunters have suffered heart attacks and died alone among the trees. But mostly forest workers find trash – construction material, computers, compact discs and paint cans. “This is all influenced by the fact that there’s millions of people in Southern California, and a lot of national forests and more remote parts of the West don’t see these kinds of things as much. There’s fewer visitors,” Florea said. email@example.com (661) 257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The things that could be sold at a garage sale or a swap meet, we usually don’t see,” said Stanton Florea, spokesman for the Forest Service. “The things we see dumped on the forest, it would take money to dispose of.” The Angeles’ proximity to major urban areas makes it different from other national forests, which usually are more isolated. That has resulted in a hefty load of dumped items making its way to the Angeles – up to 300 tons a year, Florea said. Abandoned vehicles make up a large part of the weight. Last year, 44 vehicles were left in the Angeles. Food wrappers are light in weight, but take up a lot of volume. Volunteers and Forest Service workers clean up the trash, and report some of the more disturbing finds. Abandoned pets, such as a dog or a cat tied to a post with a bowl of food, are usually handed over to animal welfare agencies. Sometimes a Forest Service worker will adopt the animal. ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST – As visitors drive away from the lush green views of the Angeles National Forest, they pass a sign with the slogan “Land of Many Uses.” To the disappointment of park rangers, illegal dumping is one of the uses visitors have found for the natural landscape of the Angeles National Forest, vast wilderness that stretches from the San Gabriel Valley to the Antelope Valley and borders Santa Clarita on three sides. Violators are dumping a lot more than beer bottles and old mattresses. A live boa constrictor, a dead cow on a couch and home appliances shot up for target practice are just some of the things left in recent years in this urban forest land.
WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? We’d been manufacturing tools for quite some time, and somebody brought us an ice resurfacing blade from a local rink that was 50 years old. We looked at it and knew we could make a better blade. WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? From a local rink that sent us a blade to put an edge on it. We didn’t have the equipment to sharpen it, so we made a whole new product. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? Less than a year. WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? Grind and make cutting tools. WHAT WERE YOUR STARTUP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? Through my business partner, who had an existing commercial grind shop that’s been established for 20 years. WHO DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? We just tested what we thought up. The rinks were changing blades one or two times a week. We get three to five weeks per edge. WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? We made our first test blades for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics and broke more than 100 records. WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? $350,000 WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? We’re now opening a store in Canada because they have many rinks. We also have in the works a new ice resurfacing machine to compete with the Zamboni. TO BE CONSIDERED: For a small business profile, you should have fewer than 10 employees and be locally based. For a free profile questionnaire, call (818) 713-3677.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! OWNER: Andy Beilin ESTABLISHED: 2002 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: Four DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: We manufacture ice resurfacing blades for the Zamboni, Olympia and Ukko machines used to shave the ice at skating rinks. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? No. We had a tool manufacturing business. BUSINESS NAME: 32-Degrees Inc. BUSINESS ADDRESS: 10521 San Fernando Road, Pacoima, CA 91331 PHONE: (818) 686-9120 WEB SITE: www.fastice32.com
Stuart Pearce believes it is Jordan Henderson, not Raheem Sterling, who should be demanding an improved Liverpool deal.Sterling has been all over the back pages this week after it was revealed he has turned down a £100,000 a week contract offer.But Pearce feels Henderson, who has 12 months left on his contract and reportedly rejected an £80,000 a week offer last month, is the player the Reds should be rewarding.“To give a young player [like Sterling] at 20 years old the top wage in your dressing room, considering there is someone like Steven Gerrard still in the dressing room, is wrong in my opinion. But if you don’t do it, that player will leave,” Pearce said on the Sports Bar.“You’ve got to look at a window of time and say this player gets paid that, that’s what we value him at, and often you’re valuing him at that to stop other people coming in and buying him.“But of all of these [players at Liverpool], Henderson is the one who should be holding out for that bargaining power and saying, ‘I’m delivering things, I’m going to be the next captain of Liverpool, I’m going to be the next captain of England hopefully’, and he should be the one pushing the buttons.”
6 6 Alexandre Lacazette: PSG have been linked with a move for the Frenchman next summer – Click the arrow to see more possible Robin van Persie replacements – Lacazette remains a possibility with Lyon yet to agree a new contract for their star striker. The 24-year-old has enjoyed a consistently high development over the past three seasons with his 27 Ligue 1 goals last season really catching the eye. A quick centre-forward who can play all across the front three is something that would interest Van Gaal and it is unlikely to be a transfer that would be too expensive with Lyon believed to desire a fee close to £21million. Diafra Sakho: The Senegalese impressed scouts in his first year in England – Click the arrow to see more possible Robin van Persie replacements – United are being linked with a shock approach for West Ham striker Sakho. The Senegal international only joined the Hammers last summer, after helping Metz return to Ligue 1 in France, but was a surprise hit in the Premier League scoring 12 goals in 26 appearances last season and is rated at around £15million. Karim Benzema: Arsenal are reportedly upping their interest in the Frenchman amid interest from other clubs – Click the arrow to see more possible Robin van Persie replacements – Sir Alex Ferguson tried to sign the Frenchman in 2009 before he opted to join Madrid from Lyon. Last month, reports on Spanish radio Cadena COPE suggested United could demand Benzema as part of a swap deal that would see David De Gea heading in the other direction this transfer window. But, Florentino Perez is known to hold Benzema in very high esteem and as such, a deal verges on the impossible unless a certain Sergio Aguero could be coaxed out of the blue side of Manchester. Robin van Persie’s Manchester United career is approaching its end, with Fenerbache set to announce the Dutchman’s signature over the weekend.The Holland international will end his 11-year spell in England after accepting the offer of a lucrative four-year contract from the Turkish club, who have agreed to match his £200,000-a-week wages at Old Trafford.Van Persie, who turns 32 next month, was entering the last year on the four-year deal he signed after his £24m move from Arsenal in 2012 deal and United had no plans to offer him an extension.United boss Louis van Gaal is set to intensify his search for a new striker with only Wayne Rooney, new signing Memphis Depay and youngster James Wilson left as recognised front men following van Persie’s departure.But who will the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss target? talkSPORT takes a look…Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see possible Man United replacements for Robin van Persie Thomas Muller: The German played under Van Gaal during the Dutchman’s two-year spell in charge of Bayern between 2009 and 2011 – Click the arrow to see more possible Robin van Persie replacements – Van Persie is on his way to Fenerbahce, which leaves Man United short on options up front. The Red Devils are thought to be preparing an ambitious move for Bayern Munich forward Muller, according to reports in Germany. German broadcaster Sport1 claim they are willing to pay £58m for Muller, although a deal at this stage is still thought to be unlikely. However, the report also says initial talks about a possible deal have taken place between United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Van Gaal is a big admirer of Muller’s versatility in front of goal and he could be the perfect foil to Wayne Rooney. Harry Kane: The England international struck an impressive 21 Premier League goals last season – Click the arrow to see more possible Robin van Persie replacements – Uniteds unease with dealing with Daniel Levy at Tottenham Hotspur makes a move for Harry Kane seem unlikely, with Tottenham believed to want in excess of £50million for their star forward. Given the England international has enjoyed just one good season it would be surprising to see United part with such a fee. If, however, Kane was to turn in a repeat performance in the 2015/16 season, then this will become a real saga next summer with United possessing the finance to put Tottenham under as much pressure as possible with Levy at the helm. Edinson Cavani: The former Napoli man was linked with a move to Old Trafford under former manager David Moyes – The Uruguayan strikers second season at PSG was an improvement on his first and there is no doubting his ability as a goalscorer, with 20+ goals in each of his last five campaigns including 31 last year. With Zlatan Ibrahimovic the main man in Paris and Cavani frequently deployed out wide by manager Laurent Blanc, could he be the perfect fit? “I don’t know whether I will stay at PSG,” he told GQ last month. “I might stay, I might leave… You never know what will happen in football. When I arrived at PSG, I was forced to play on the wing. People don’t understand how much that has influenced my performances. I would score a lot more if I was played as a striker.” 6 6 6 6
As a result of his excellent displays for Tottenham in midfield this season, Eric Dier has been called up to England’s senior squad for the first time.The 21-year-old is in his second season at Spurs having moved from Sporting Lisbon in a £4m deal and has been a regular feature of the national team’s U21 squad, playing nine times.England take on Spain on 14 November and France on 17 November and here, football fans have been expressing their views on Dier’s inclusion for those friendlies.Check out the tweets below. Eric Dier (right) is in the England squad 1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — June Pointer, the youngest of the Pointer Sisters — known for the ’70s and ’80s hits “I’m So Excited,” “Fire” and “Slow Hand” — has died of cancer, her family said Wednesday. She was 52. Pointer died Tuesday at Santa Monica University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center, the family said in a statement. She had been hospitalized since late February. The type of cancer wasn’t disclosed. She died “in the arms of her sisters, Ruth and Anita and her brothers, Aaron and Fritz, by her side,” the statement said. “Although her sister, Bonnie, was unable to be present, she was with her in spirit.” The four sisters grew up singing in the choir of an Oakland church where their parents were ministers. Bonnie and June formed a singing duo and began performing in clubs around the San Francisco Bay area. Anita and Ruth later joined the group, which sang backup for artists such as Taj Mahal, Boz Scaggs and Elvin Bishop. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event Their self-titled debut album was released in 1973, and the song “Yes We Can Can” became their first hit. They followed up with “That’s A Plenty,” which featured an eclectic mix of musical styles ranging from jazz to country and pop. They won a Grammy Award in 1974 for best country vocal performance by a group for the song “Fairytale.” Bonnie Pointer left the group in 1977 for a solo career. The Pointer Sisters recorded several more albums, including 1984’s “Break Out,” which won two Grammys for “Automatic” and “Jump (for My Love).” The album’s other hit song, “Neutron Dance,” was prominently featured in the movie “Beverly Hills Cop.” June recorded two solo albums, and later left the trio. Anita and Ruth still perform under the group’s name. Ruth’s daughter, Issa Pointer, is the trio’s newest member. Funeral arrangements were incomplete.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
FASHION BLOG: This week I’m focusing on giving you top fashion tips – that can transform your wardrobe this Spring without you breaking the bank!So spring is finally here and we’re all delighted! In the past week the weather (and our humours) have seemed to taken a change for the better – the seemingly everlasting coldness and dull overcast weather has disappeared and we’ve been graced with the mild, dry and dare I say it even at times – sunshine!! Undoubtedly the good weather and the grand stretch in the evenings, as we say, has an affect on our mood – we suddenly gain the energy to get out of our winter woollies or be it, fluffy pyjamas and unleash the layers of clothing we’re wearing and put a little more effort and colour into our wardrobes.I too have been inspired by the new found spring energy and all the wonderful new clothes that we can now embrace – I’ve put together some spring/summer looks both casual and dressy, that won’t break the bank – I’ve also re-used items for many looks because let’s face it we can’t all afford to go out and buy a new look every week and we also want to get the most out of the clothes we have!So whether you’re looking for some simple inspiration for over the Easter Holiday period, you have an occasion coming up or your one of those lucky people and have a holiday coming up these looks are great. I love this first look, so simple and effortless. The light blue jeans are eye catching and teamed with a simple white top and yellow heels it screams spring is here! This outfit is great for a casual night out with friends – you could also dress this outfit down with a pair of flats for a more casual look. Going into the summer this look would look great teamed with some sandals and layered with some gold jewellery. My second look is really embracing the spring and Easter colours.This nudish-yellow skirt again teamed with the simple crop top and heels from above (It’s all about the recycling!) is great for a night out or for that christening, communion, conformation or any other family occasion you have coming up! How gorgeous is this crop top? This look is perfect for someone looking for something a little more sexy! This stone coloured skirt is really quite simple but paired with the gorgeous black crop top it’s going to have you looking smoking for your night out! Ladies it’s time to get those pattern pants out again. As I said before, the good weather allows us to be more daring and the pattern trousers are back again for another season.As you can see I’m getting great use out of the simple white crop top – it really is worth investing in some simple but classic items that can be paired with more daring items to create a striking look. This look is so diverse, whether its for a night out, a family occasion or your looking for some holiday outfit inspiration this look is great.My next look is Kardashian inspired. This season is all about the neck detail, Kendall Jenner has been spotted in numerous different jumpsuits sporting the high neck scarf. This little black number is the perfect mixture of classy and sexy. I just love the lace sleeve detail and with the improvements in the weather it’s a great excuse to get the legs out! Lastly, if your one of the lucky ones who availed of the early bird holiday deals and are looking for some simple holiday style then these two outfits are just for you. This pink dungaree outfit (above) is just the cutest – styled with a pair of trainers or sandals it’s perfect for strolling about while you’re on holidays.These dungaree shorts are another great look for chilling on your summer holidays. I’ve a feeling dungarees are going to be hugely popular this season. They’re also perfect to keep in mind if your hitting any festivals this summer!So guys that’s some of my favourite looks for this season.I hope you’ve enjoyed them or even got some style inspro from them!All looks are available from fearlesss.co.ukUntil next time.Love,MaireadX X XFASHION BLOG: TOP LOOKS TO GET YOU FEELING GREAT THIS SPRING! was last modified: March 30th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Crop topsFashion BlogheelsKardashiansLooksMaireadPattern pantsspringStyleTipswinter
The season just gets better and better for Raphoe Hockey star Matthew Leckey.Ulster Hockey has named him in the Ulster Under 21 Men’s squads due to participate in the 2013 Interprovincial series on the 1st-3rd February at Lisnagarvey, Hillsborough.Leckey has been handed the No3 short for the matches. The Donegal player, who won the Linden Cup with Raphoe, just a few weeks ago is the toast of the club once again.The U21 Squad is as follows –Manager – Patrick Grimes Head Coach – Stephen CuddyAssistant Coach – Ian CheeversShirt No.1 – 32FIRST NAMESURNAME School / Club GK/Capt 1 Ben McMILLAN Mossley GK2 Matthew ROLLINS Cookstown3 Matthew LECKY Raphoe4 John EDGAR Annadale 5 Josh MOFFETT Banbridge6 Connor ROBERTS Annadale7 Peter BROWN Banbridge8 Matthew BELL Banbridge9 William EDGAR Annadale10 Stephen DOWDS Banbridge Capt12 Owen MAGEE Banbridge13 Matthew ALLISTER Annadale14 Ryan MILLAR Cookstown16 Neal GLASSEY Mossley17 Andy WILLIAMSON Annadale19 Adam McCANN Lisnagarvey20 Hugh McSHANE Banbridge32 Michael ANDERSON Cookstown GKRAPHOE STAR LECKEY NAMED IN UNDER 21 ULSTER SQUAD was last modified: January 23rd, 2013 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:RAPHOE STAR LECKEY NAMED IN UNDER 21 ULSTER SQUAD