The Italian champions dominated much of the game at the Allianz Stadium and twice hit the woodwork, with Sami Khedira smacking the post and Paulo Dybala clipping the crossbar.Ronaldo’s superb finish from a deep Bonucci pass looked to have Juve heading for a fourth win in as many games in Group H, but United staged a stunning comeback to move to within two points of Massimiliano Allegri’s team.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Under pressure from a number of United attackers, the ball hit the unfortunate Sandro and went into the back of the netTURIN, Italy, Nov 7 – A 90th-minute own goal by Leonardo Bonucci gave Manchester United a dramatic 2-1 victory over Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday as Jose Mourinho’s side overcame a brilliant volley by Cristiano Ronaldo.Ronaldo struck with a magnificent first-time shot on 65 minutes to seemingly leave Juve on course for the last 16, but Juan Mata equalised with an 86th-minute free-kick before Bonucci turned into his own net.
On the face of it Pochettino and his weary players — many who had long World Cup campaigns and returned to a club that made no signings to bolster the squad — face a mammoth task to rescue another season that threatens, after much promise, to end without a trophy.Spurs fans have got accustomed to it — just one trophy this century, the 2008 League Cup, is not reflective of a ‘big six’ club — and Pocchetino for all the positive headlines he has garnered needs a maiden trophy to gild that lily.In his defence the charismatic 47-year-old Argnetinian cut his teeth at Barcelona’s barely noisy neighbours Espanyol and then at Southampton, better known for being a breeding ground for players to move on to bigger clubs.As if Pochettino did not have enough pressure the board will be expecting that he also delivers Champions League football for next season — empty seats for a Europa League campaign is not what they were bargaining for when they financed their new state-of-the-art stadium.“Is it the biggest (match of my career)? Yes, as a coach yes,” said Pochettino.Pochettino has crossed swords with Guardiola — who despite all his domestic trophy success has not won the Champions League since 2011 — on many an occasion and the Argentine came off the better for once when the clubs last met at the old White Hart Lane.– ‘We are aggressive’ –Guardiola has also conceded a Spurs side he once branded as being over-reliant on Harry Kane is much more rounded with the likes of Dele Alli, Korean star Son Heung-min and Christian Eriksen providing a threat comparable to the England captain.“They (City) know and he (Guardiola) knows that we’re brave playing football, we like to go forward and be aggressive, to be protagonists,” said Pochettino.“But the most important thing is that we are aggressive.”Spur’s attractive style of play has led to Pochettino being linked with moves to Manchester United and Real Madrid.Tottenham Hotspur’s talented team has been accused of choking on the big occasions the Champions League quarter-final with Manchester CIty presents an opportunity to shed that tag © AFP / Ben STANSALLHowever, both vacancies have been filled — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s unexpected success as interim manager at United earning him the full-time post and the surprise recall of Zinedine Zidane to Real closing off that alley — but a victory over City would restore some lustre to his reputation.Tottenham’s well-documented habit of closing down mentally when they get in sight of finals or indeed the title suggests the City game is also their biggest in terms of banishing their image as ‘chokers’.Being the club that denies City the quadruple — Guardiola even talks of a quintuple due to the lightly regarded Community Shield win at the outset of the season — would add extra cachet.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham Hotspur’s Mauricio Pochettino concedes for him the biggest match of his managerial career is the Champions League quarter-final first leg match with Manchester City © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 9 – Mauricio Pochettino is preparing for “the biggest ever match” of his managerial career as his Tottenham Hotspur side bid to put a dent in Manchester City’s hopes of a trophy clean sweep.Pocchetino will hope Spurs can do what Liverpool did in their first leg Champions League quarter-final against Pep Guardiola-managed City last year and establish a commanding lead to take to Manchester.
Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Radamel Falcao is willing to take a massive pay cut to join Chelsea. The Colombian’s representatives have already sounded out Chelsea after Manchester United decided not to take up the option to sign him permanently. They have made it clear they are willing to scale back his huge £265,000-a-week wages from his parent club Monaco if it makes a deal happen. (Daily Mirror)Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has ruled out a move to Tottenham and paved the way for a summer switch to north London neighbours Arsenal. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United have been handed a big boost in their pursuit of Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi after the Argentine star’s agent, Eugenio Lopez, claimed the 27-year-old is desperate to leave this summer. (The Sun)Real Madrid will not sign Javier Hernandez on a permanent deal from Manchester United. (Daily Express)Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is set to beat Liverpool to the £3.5m signing of Burnley defender Kieran Trippier. The former England U-21 right-back will leave Turf Moor this summer following the club’s relegation from the Premier League and Spurs have moved ahead of Liverpool and newly-promoted Bournemouth in the race to sign the 24-year-old. (Daily Telegraph)Didier Drogba has set his sights on the MLS after revealing he could never play for another English club. Chelsea legend Drogba, 37, a target for New York City, is leaving Stamford Bridgeafter getting a hero’s send-off following their title triumph. (Daily Mirror)AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi wants to keep on-loan Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel for another season. (Daily Mirror)Crystal Palace are set to listen to offers for captain Mile Jedinak this summer. West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis is a huge fan of the 30-year-old and will be tempted to move for the midfielder. (Daily Mail)Dwight Gayle could also be on the move, with Bournemouth interested in the Crystal Palace striker. (Daily Mail)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Yaya Toure staying at Man City, confirms agentJuventus beat Premier League duo to signature of World Cup winnerMan United flop Falcao could remain in Premier League next seasonInter Milan close in on Manchester City star Yaya ToureEverton defender could make France switch amid Bournemouth interestSouthampton ready to cash in on playmaker Gaston Ramirez this summerReports: PSG make Man United star their No.1 transfer targetInter Milan rival West Ham United in chase for Sampdoria striker Eder
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Burbank’s early growth was tied to both aviation and entertainment. Aviation was still in its infancy when Lockheed Aircraft Co. purchased a piece of Burbank farmland in the mid-1920s. The motion-picture business also moved to Burbank in the ’20s. On Oct. 23, 1927, motion-picture history was made when Warner Bros. released the first “talkie,” “The Jazz Singer,” starring Al Jolson. GLENDALE At the foot of the Verdugo Mountains, Glendale is the third-most-populous city in Los Angeles County and spans more than 30 square miles. Community spirit is strong in Glendale. Neighborhoods are clean, business districts are built smartly and social amenities are abundant – a result attributed to the city’s focus on safety, neighborhoods, education and community involvement. The Glendale Unified School District has a reputation as a leader in educational quality. There are three hospitals and one county health center. Scattered strategically through the city are more than 30 parks and six libraries. The city’s economy is dominated by retail and service industries, with wholesale and manufacturing playing a secondary role. ARLETA Arleta is a predominantly Latino neighborhood in the northeastern San Fernando Valley, just west of Pacoima. Many of the homes in Arleta were built after World War II. The community boasts a library, senior center and the Branford Recreation Center. Another asset is its close proximity to Hansen Dam recreation area. Arleta is 19 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. BURBANK Known as the “Media Capital of the World,” Burbank is an entertainment-oriented city that prides itself on its quality of life, combining 21st-century technology with a small-town feel. Companies such as Warner Bros., The Walt Disney Co. and NBC call Burbank home. The city has also become a major retail and entertainment destination, with the emergence of the Media Center along the Golden State Freeway in the early 1990s. Glendale has a successful redevelopment program that has revitalized its downtown. The Central Glendale Redevelopment Project Area now includes about 5 million square feet of office space. The Glendale Galleria is one of Southern California’s largest and most profitable malls. SAN FERNANDO San Fernando became the San Fernando Valley’s first organized community in 1874, which earns it the title First City of the Valley. What was once a land of farms and ranches adjoining the old mission of San Fernando Rey is now a vibrant center of manufacturing and commerce. A coalition of city officials, business leaders and residents is working to transform the historic, 2“-square-mile city into a cultural, commercial and residential hub. Officials also want to reshape downtown into a mission-style row of stores, town homes and affordable apartments, and to transform the San Fernando Middle School auditorium into a performing arts center. The most ambitious project is a $7 million aquatic training center. CANOGA PARK Canoga Park has rebounded after the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. Savvy shoppers know Canoga Park for its Antique Row along Sherman Way, where a number of shops sell everything from vintage jewelry to classic furniture. At the west end of the San Fernando Valley, the suburb is peppered with middle- and upper- middle-class homes, along with some low-income units. Considered a bedroom community, Canoga Park has many 50-year-old homes. The neighborhood changes within a few blocks, making generalizations difficult. A block with run-down real estate might be just a block away from a $450,000 property. Schools rank from middle- to high-achieving, based on state averages. There are 10 parks, two shopping malls, two recreation centers and a horticultural park. Canoga Park is 26 miles from downtown Los Angeles. CHATSWORTH In the northwest corner of the San Fernando Valley, Chatsworth’s terrain is distinctive and has long been known as boulder and horse country. Many old films, including about 2,000 Westerns, were filmed here. Bordered by the Ronald Reagan Freeway to the north, Nordhoff Street on the south and Corbin Avenue on the east, Chatsworth is home to horse ranches, large homes and middle-class and upscale subdivisions. The community also has a strong business-industry base, most of which is located in an industrial area along Plummer Avenue. Craggy Stoney Point, alongside Topanga Canyon Boulevard, and other parts of Chatsworth recall its Wild West past. Cinema notables Laurel and Hardy and Hopalong Cassidy plied their trade in Chatsworth, and such popular TV shows as “Gunsmoke” and “The Lone Ranger” were also shot here. Many consider this ruggedly beautiful area God’s country, including the Hollywood producers who chose the site for the filming of part of the Academy Award-winning epic “Ben Hur.” ENCINO In the southern portion of the San Fernando Valley – along the base of the Santa Monica Mountains – is Encino – residence of many notable entertainment stars and film-media professionals. Singer-movie star Al Jolson was one of the first honorary mayors of Encino. Encino, which means “evergreen oak,” has been home to the rich and famous throughout its history. Among the high-profile entertainers who lived there are John Wayne, Clark Gable, W.C. Fields, Houdini, Shirley MacLaine, Cher and Michael Jackson. Encino has six golf courses, a bike-racing facility and six parks, including the Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area, which attracts in-line skaters and dog walkers, tennis enthusiasts and soccer players. The community is known for its fashionable shopping centers and the Encino Farmer’s Market. The business district along Ventura Boulevard has restaurants, shops, bookstores and office buildings. Encino is 22 miles from downtown Los Angeles. GRANADA HILLS The area now known as Granada Hills was acquired in 1881 by George K. Porter, a pioneer in the north San Fernando Valley and one of the founders of the city of San Fernando. The land was used principally for farming – beans and wheat among the usual crops. Today, Granada Hills is filled with middle-class tract homes and has two golf courses – Knollwood Country Club and Porter Valley Country Club. It also has O’Melveny Park, the second-largest park in the city of Los Angeles, offering nature and bike-riding trails. Granada Hills is about 21 miles north of downtown Los Angeles and is within 10 miles to 15 miles of the busy movie and television centers of Burbank and Hollywood. HIDDEN HILLS Hidden Hills is a gated community nestled in the western foothills of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County and along the Ventura County line. Its nearly 2,000 residents enjoy a quiet neighborhood that has preserved a country way of life that has nearly vanished from surrounding communities. Hidden Hills maintains an authentic rural atmosphere with its absence of sidewalks and streetlights. The city has natural rustic equestrian trails, three-rail wooden fences, corrals, barns and one school. LAKE BALBOA Officially established April 8, 2002, Lake Balboa is the newest neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley. The 2-square-mile community – formerly part of Van Nuys – spans eight city blocks north of the Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area and southwest of Van Nuys Airport. It encompasses roughly 3,000 households. The effort to create Lake Balboa was sparked by homeowners banding together to fight noise from Van Nuys Airport. The Lake Balboa Neighborhood Association was unsuccessful in lobbying former Councilwoman Laura Chick to its cause, but the newly created Lake Balboa Homeowners Association persuaded Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine to take up the issue. More than 70 percent of area homeowners signed a petition to launch the effort. LAKE VIEW TERRACE The hillside community of Lake View Terrace, which still has its share of horse ranches, overlooks Pacoima and Arleta. It is home to the Wildlife Waystation, in the nearby Angeles National Forest, a refuge that cares for more than 3,000 animals annually. Fishing, hiking, biking, golfing and swimming are also popular at the Hansen Dam recreation area, on the south border of the community. Lake View Terrace is about 19 miles from downtown Los Angeles. MISSION HILLS Mission Hills is in a triangle formed by the Golden State Freeway and the San Diego Freeway to the north, and Lassen Street to the south. The northeast San Fernando Valley neighborhood is home to the San Fernando Mission, which was established in 1797 and rebuilt several times. Much of the housing was built in the 1950s. The neighborhood features two parks, several private schools and Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. NORTH HILLS Formerly known as Sepulveda, the residential neighborhood was renamed North Hills in 1993. North Hills is bordered by Northridge to the west and Van Nuys to the south. This community is home to the University of La Verne College of Law and to Galpin Ford, the largest Ford dealership in the United States. North Hills also is the site of the Sepulveda Veterans Administration Medical Center, which occupies 160 acres and can house 885 patients. NORTH HOLLYWOOD Back in 1871, Isaac Lankershim and Isaac Newton Van Nuys bought the entire southern half of the Valley – 60,000 acres – including what is now North Hollywood and Universal City, for $115,000. Located just over the Hollywood Hills, the region – now dubbed NoHo_ is very much a part of the film-entertainment culture, and is home to the Valley’s bustling arts community. The NoHo Arts District includes the spectacular Academy of Television Arts and Sciences complex with its Hall of Fame Plaza at the intersection of Lankershim Boulevard and Magnolia Avenue. An annual NoHo Arts Festival includes free performances at area theaters, music, dancing, an international food court and an arts and crafts fair. More than 50,000 small businesses call North Hollywood home, many of them innovators in emerging industries such as multimedia, biotechnology and communications. North Hollywood also boasts the outermost station of the heralded Metro Red Line – the new subway connecting North Hollywood with Universal City, Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles. North Hollywood is 13 miles from downtown Los Angeles. NORTHRIDGE Northridge is bordered by the Santa Susana Mountains and has a history that can be traced back to the 1700s, when the region’s Indians and later the Spanish used it as a water source. Later, it was also the only Valley station on the Southern Pacific Railroad line. In the mid-1960s, the emergence and growth of the Porter Ranch Estates spurred business activity. Northridge Fashion Center, the largest shopping mall in the Valley, opened in 1971. California State University, Northridge, originally established in the late 1950s, is now one of the Valley’s largest employers. Northridge is 24 miles from downtown Los Angeles. PACOIMA Pacoima is one of the San Fernando Valley’s most historic communities and sits on land that also was part of the Charles Maclay empire. For many years, Pacoima’s soil produced abundant crops of olives, peaches, apricots, oranges and lemons. In fact, the Pacoima Chamber of Commerce was originally called the Pacoima Chamber of Farmers. That was in 1916, a couple of years after the community had briefly changed its name to Mulholland. The Pacoima area today is known as a low- to middle-income community in the Northeast Valley in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. However, the residential area is now enjoying a renaissance, thanks in part to its designation by the state as an Enterprise Zone. It is bordered by the city of San Fernando to the north and the Golden State Freeway to the west. PANORAMA CITY One of the youngest communities in the Valley, Panorama City was the Valley’s first planned community. Recognizing the strategic value of the location at the geographic center of the Valley, Fritz B. Burns & Associates purchased an area of 1,000 acres from the Panorama Dairy and Sheep Ranch in 1947. On Valentine’s Day 1948, Burns also received permission to begin commercial development in the community, and Panorama City’s business development began to transform the local scene. Today, major department stores constitute the nucleus of the Panorama Mall, which opened in 1955. Panorama City is another Valley community now undergoing rebirth. The mall was chosen by Wal-Mart as the locale for its first two-level store in the nation and its initial location within Los Angeles. The Wal-Mart outlet co-anchors the nearly 700,000-square-foot mall with La Curacao, another highly successful store. Panorama City is about 20 miles from downtown Los Angeles PORTER RANCH The Porter Ranch Estates was developed in the 1960s as a luxurious and quiet escape from the hustle of central Los Angeles. In the northwest San Fernando Valley at the foot of the Santa Susana Mountains, the area has became well known as a haven for some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Numerous personalities from stage, screen and radio built homes and ranches in the area. It is also known as the “Horse Capital of the World.” To this day, there are numerous horse- boarding and -training centers here. In the 1940s and 1950s, the Porter Ranch area was leased by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios, and the movie “Billy The Kid” was filmed in the community. Today, several major businesses are in the region. High-tech firms have found a home here and have brought the distinction of a major development area for both hardware and software. Porter Ranch is home to the exclusive Porter Valley Country Club, the Porter Ranch Town Center, the YMCA and a new public library. Porter Ranch is minutes from hiking trails, great restaurants and major freeways, and half an hour from downtown Los Angeles. RESEDA Reseda was originally part of land owned by the historic San Fernando Mission. Its main east-west artery, Sherman Way, was modeled after Mexico City’s Paseo de la Reforma. Los Angeles’ nostalgic Red Car line – built at a cost of $1,000 – ran down the center of Sherman Way. Residents could commute through the Cahuenga Pass to downtown Los Angeles. More important, prospective subdivision developers used the train to travel to and from the West Valley. Until the 1940s, Reseda was strictly an agricultural community, known as one of the largest lettuce producers in the nation. Today Reseda is one of the Valley’s busiest business districts and is filled with middle-class homes and apartments. Reseda is 22 miles from downtown Los Angeles. SHERMAN OAKS Sherman Oaks, close to two major freeways, serves as a gateway to the San Fernando Valley. The community is perhaps best known as the home of the Sherman Oaks Galleria, which was recently transformed from a fashion mall into an open-air shopping area combined with office space. The community is considered by many as the undisputed residence of the Valley Girl, a cultural label popularized by the song and 1983 movie of the same name. Two large shopping malls are in the area and numerous smaller boutiques and plazas line Ventura Boulevard, providing residents and visitors with endless window-shopping opportunities. Sherman Oaks is 13 miles from downtown Los Angeles. STUDIO CITY Studio City began its development in the 1920s. Mack Sennett had outgrown his studio facilities in what would later become Silver Lake, so the man behind the wacky Keystone Kops movies built a facility near Ventura and Laurel Canyon boulevards. He started calling the community Studio City, and the name stuck. Over the years, the studio has changed both hands and names and was linked with some of the biggest stars in the business. Among them: Charles Chaplin, John Wayne, Ronald Reagan, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Bette Davis, Tony Curtis, Jennifer Jones and Joan Fontaine. Today the site is known as the CBS Studio Center, where such popular TV shows as “Hill Street Blues,” “Roseanne” and “Seinfeld” were filmed. Studio City is 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles. SUNLAND-TUJUNGA Back in 1913, William Ellsworth Smythe, founder of a social movement known as “Little Landers,” established the area as Los Terrenitos, as Tujunga was then known. His disciples immediately began constructing Bolton Hall, which became the center for all community activities. Bolton Hall is now a museum that preserves the history it was so much a part of. The McGroarty Art Center is also in Tujunga. It was built in 1923 by poet laureate and former Rep. John Steven McGroarty. The statesman named his home “Rancho Chupa Rose,” and upon his death in 1944 it became the property of his niece Margaret McHale. Sunland-Tujunga is about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles. SUN VALLEY Sun Valley was owned in the 1870s by Sen. Charles Maclay, who, with holdings of 56,000 acres that extended west from Sunland Boulevard to the Chatsworth Hills, owned most of the northern Valley. Maclay Street is named for him. Residents don’t have to travel far to do their shopping, as the Canyon Plaza shopping center is close by. As for recreation, there is plenty to do in Sun Valley, such as spending lazy, sunny summer days at the Hansen Dam Recreation Area and Golf Course, the Stonehurst and Sunland recreation centers or Angeles National Forest, which covers a portion of the San Gabriel Mountains. Sun Valley is 13 miles from downtown Los Angeles. SYLMAR Sylmar is a former olive-growing center whose name means “Sea of Trees.” It is home of the San Sylmar Museum, which houses the Nethercutt Collection, a spectacular display of antique cars. In the foothills at the north end of the San Fernando Valley, west of the Golden State Freeway and north of the city of San Fernando, Sylmar has a mix of low- and middle-income residents. It is also home to Mission College, which serves thousands of students in the northeast San Fernando Valley. Sylmar is 23 miles from downtown Los Angeles. TARZANA Tarzana was named after favorite son Edgar Rice Burroughs’ famous jungle hero. Burroughs owned a 550-acre ranch in the days when the rural area was known for its berry farms and chicken ranches. A community covering 8 square miles, Tarzana has a population of 28,500. Many residents have their own swimming pools, following a storied tradition: Tarzana was the site of the Valley’s first swimming pool. Today, members of the exclusive Braemar Country Club can use that facility’s two swimming pools, when not out on one of the 20 tennis courts or testing their skills on one of two top-rated golf courses. Tarzana is 23 miles from downtown. TOLUCA LAKE Early in 1923, the present Toluca Lake area was a flourishing ranch, famous for its lush crops of peaches, apples and walnuts and known as the Forman Toluca Ranch. Its groves have long since given way to beautiful streets of fine homes and estates. The community was established through efforts of a syndicate of Hollywood financiers and developers who named the development Toluca Lake Park. The area also is the setting for two picturesque lakes, the original one on the North Hollywood side and the other in Burbank. The area also was the home of the first International House of Pancakes, which opened in 1958. The original boundaries of Toluca Lake were Cahuenga Boulevard, Clybourn Avenue, Camarillo Street and the Los Angeles River. Old-timers zealously stick to these boundaries and, in 1939, they were so listed in the incorporation papers of the Toluca Lake Civic Association. Since then, other adjacent streets and areas have been included and are now associated with the Toluca Lake area. TOPANGA CANYON Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains, surrounded by nearly 11,000 acres of state parkland, lies the community of Topanga Canyon. The region is known for its country lifestyle, fresh air and a neighborly spirit not thought possible in the Los Angeles area. With a history filled with Chumash Indians, pioneers, eccentrics and hippies, Topanga Canyon has become a peaceful haven for its 12,000 residents. The region has occasionally been hit by flooding and wildfires, but residents here take it all in stride. Topanga has a bustling business community, located primarily along Topanga Canyon Boulevard. One can find everything from antiques and vintage clothing to rocks and crystals, dance and fitness classes, markets, restaurants, a beauty salon, a bookstore and even a French coffee house. The region is also of much interest to wildlife enthusiasts, as it is home to several sensitive species of amphibians, birds, mammals, insects and plant life. UNIVERSAL CITY Carl Laemmle chose a former chicken ranch as the home of his Universal Studios when he was producing silent films in 1915. Today with 9,000 employees, Universal Studios is Universal City. Laemmle himself began the first tours, providing his patrons with a box lunch and charging them a quarter to watch the movie-making process. The tour now does a monster business, attracting more visitors than any other Los Angeles County venue. Universal CityWalk, which is part of the huge Universal complex, features more than three dozen colorful shops and restaurants. Visitors who come to catch a concert at the 6,200-seat Universal Amphitheatre can have dinner before the show at the Wolfgang Puck Cafe, Gladstone’s, Camacho’s or Tony Roma’s or a drink afterward at B.B. King’s Blues Club and Restaurant. Universal City is nine miles from downtown Los Angeles. VALLEY GLEN Valley Glen is bordered roughly by Burbank Boulevard to the south, Vanowen Street to the north, and Hazeltine and Whitsett avenues to the west and east. The residential community bordering Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys and North Hollywood is known for its efforts to promote neighborhood safety and beautification. A strong sense of community pride permeates the area. The community also is home to Los Angeles Valley College, one of three local campuses in the Los Angeles Community College District. Valley Glen is located about 14 miles from downtown. VALLEY VILLAGE Valley Village is a small residential neighborhood tucked into the southwest corner of North Hollywood. The 2.6-square-mile community has a population of 27,360 and contains about 12,000 households, with a median house value is $318,000. VAN NUYS The community was named for early settler Isaac Van Nuys, who, with Isaac Lankershim, founded the San Fernando Farm Homestead Association in 1869, four years before the railroad was built. City Hall was erected in 1933, and today it remains the center of Valley government, with federal, state, county and city offices sharing the premises with a public library, police station and municipal court buildings. Van Nuys has its own airport, which has hosted the largest air show in Los Angeles with more than 350,000 spectators attending, and a number of other landmarks. Van Nuys High School, which Marilyn Monroe and Robert Redford attended, was showcased in the films “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and “Rock and Roll High School,” and the city and its streets have served as locations for countless movies and episodic TV series. Perhaps one of the most famous film scenes filmed here is the final one in “Casablanca,” which was shot at Van Nuys Airport. Van Nuys is 16 miles from downtown Los Angeles. WEST HILLS Founded in 1988, the community of West Hills, situated in the West Valley, is a 14-square-mile community bordered by Woodland Hills, Canoga Park and Chatsworth. The area formerly was part of Canoga Park, until residents of western neighborhoods voted to change the name to give their area a new identity. West Hills real-estate values immediately jumped. After seeing that, other areas of the Valley voted to change the names of their communities in the hope of similar increases in real estate prices. West Hills is about 35 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. WINNETKA Winnetka, east of Canoga Park, was founded by Charles Weeks, who wanted to build a “garden community” there after World War I. His “Weeks Colony” was intended as a collection of single-acre poultry farms owned by citizens of “high moral character and purpose.” The promoter began selling tracts in 1922, and though it never became the utopian paradise Weeks envisioned, Winnetka did become, and remains, a comfortable place to live. Winnetka is 24 miles from downtown Los Angeles. WOODLAND HILLS Woodland Hills gets its name from an early developer who planted more than 100,000 pine, pepper, eucalyptus and sycamore trees to woo prospective home buyers. Today the area is home to upper-middle-class and well-to-do residents. In the west San Fernando Valley, Woodland Hills is a thriving community. Businesses with headquarters in Woodland Hills include Rocketdyne, Wellpoint, Rockwell International, Transamerica Insurance Group, Sebastian International and Applause Inc. Woodland Hills straddles Ventura Boulevard, which has restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, book stores, theaters and office buildings. Much of the region’s business and retail stores are located in Warner Center – the former ranch of movie mogul Harry Warner. Woodland Hills is 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Portsalon-based jewellery maker Helen Haworth is set to bring hidden treasures from the famous Donegal beach to a national stage next week, when she exhibits her range of Donegal Seaglass jewellery at the National Crafts and Design Fair in Dublin’s RDS.The beautiful jewellery pieces are made from sea glass and sea pottery collected from the beach at Portsalon, making every piece a unique treasure from the shores of Donegal.Before they head to Dublin though, Helen is holding a special stall preview of the jewellery in Portsalon this weekend at Portsalon Luxury Camping, Cashelpreaghan, and there will be chances to win tickets to the fair in Dublin. “I started collecting sea glass and sea pottery soon after moving here,” said Helen who is originally from Shropshire in England.“There is so much history around this part of the Donegal coast. There have been many shipwrecks in Lough Swilly and the stormy Atlantic throws up new pieces every day. I love the fact that every piece is unique and every piece has its own story.”Helen moved to Donegal in 2010 after meeting her partner Sean.“Together we renovated the old farmhouse built by Sean’s granddad, which we now live in. We also set up a tourism business – Portsalon Luxury Camping – and rent out five fantastic yurts overlooking the ocean,” she added. In the off-season Helen keeps busy, not only managing bookings for the now-famous Donegal yurt site, but also by making the range of jewellery that is distinctively Donegal.“None of the sea glass and sea pottery is altered in any way, apart from the drilling of a small hole to accommodate a chain. The Atlantic Ocean has already worked its magic on these pieces and has turned them into real treasures from Donegal.Every piece of glass or pottery is unique and I just try to choose the most interesting and smoothest pieces to turn into these custom-made jewellery treasures.”The National Crafts and Design Fair runs from November 30 to December 4 in the Main Hall at Dublin’s RDS and Helen explains she was encouraged to attend thanks to support from Donegal Local Enterprise Office who have provided business mentoring and some assistance with the costs of attending such a prestigious event.Helen is now hoping that the jewellery, including such pieces as ‘Jewels from the Sea’ and ‘Mermaids Tears’ will cause quite a stir among those attending. “It is the biggest craft fair in Ireland and I’m hopeful the jewellery will appeal to people looking for a really exclusive gift. Hopefully people from Donegal who have friends or family in Dublin who might attend the fair will let them know we’ll be there as well.”Lots of people from Donegal will travel to Dublin for the fair, but there will also be an opportunity to see the exclusive pieces in Portsalon this weekend.“We’re holding a stall preview in Portsalon from 12 noon until 6pm on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November when we’ll have a 10% Donegal discount, plus free mulled wine and mince pies and a free prize draw for complimentary tickets to the RDS National Crafts and Design Fair.”Helen, who also sells online at – etsy.com/shop/Donegalseaglass/ – says she hopes the custom nature of the pieces will prove a big attraction. “People are often looking for something special and truly unique as a gift at this time of the year and my jewellery falls into that category. No two pieces are the same so they really are small and authentic piece of Donegal which has been collected and crafted with love.”Donegal jewellery maker uncovers treasures from the sea was last modified: November 23rd, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:jewelleryPortsalon
BURBANK – Christian Brando, held in contempt of court for his behavior during the Robert Blake civil trial, apologized profusely to a judge Friday, saying, “I have to watch my mouth.” He was fined $1,000. The son of the late actor Marlon Brando had been a key figure in the case surrounding the killing of Blake’s wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, and was called as a witness in the wrongful-death case brought against Blake by her family. Superior Court Judge David M. Schacter said jurors told him Brando mouthed words when he left the stand including “He did it” and an expletive. “This interfered with the processes of the court,” said Schacter. He ordered Brando to either defend himself or apologize. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“Your honor,” Brando said, standing before the judge, “I deeply, deeply apologize for my conduct. This has been going on for five years. I had absolutely nothing to do with this. I meant no disrespect for your honor or the court. I have to watch my mouth.” Brando said when he testified he felt “overwhelmed.” “When I’m overwhelmed I lose it sometimes. I’m taking medication for that,” he said. He repeated that he had nothing to do with Bakley’s killing and said, “Mr. Blake’s been pointing the finger at me.” Blake’s lawyers had suggested Brando as a suspect in the 2001 slaying even though he was not arrested or charged. During his testimony last October in the civil case, Brando repeatedly declined to answer key questions to protect himself from possible self-incrimination. Bakley, who had a relationship with Brando before she took up with Blake, initially named her daughter, now 5, after Brando. Tests later revealed that Blake was the girl’s father. Blake, star of the “Baretta” TV show, was acquitted last year in criminal court of murdering Bakley. However, the civil court jury ruled 10-2 that Blake intentionally caused Bakley’s death, and awarded her children $30 million in damages. Civil trials do not require a unanimous verdict. Brando could have received a five-day jail sentence in addition to the fine. The judge asked Brando whether he understood that what he did was wrong and he replied, “Absolutely.” “The court accepts Mr. Brando’s apology but will impose a fine based on the jurors’ testimony,” Schacter said. He gave Brando 10 days to deliver $1,000 to the court. Outside court, Brando was asked how he feels about Blake now. “He’s going to be judged someplace else,” he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“We can use this one-time payment to invest in the research program at the hospital at a time when funding from the National Institutes of Health has been cut off significantly,” Slasman told The Associated Press. The arthritis drug’s creation stems from research done at Massachusetts General led by a Harvard University researcher. The hospital signed a licensing agreement with Immunex Corp., the Seattle-based company the initially developed Enbrel in the 1990s. Amgen, based in Thousand Oaks, acquired Immunex in 2001 and began reviewing its licensing contracts. Amgen spokesman David Polk said his company was “pleased to reach an amicable resolution to this issue.” Under the royalty agreement, Amgen’s obligations to the hospital have increased with Enbrel’s sales growth. The drug posted $2.6 billion in sales in 2005, up 35 percent from the previous year. BOSTON – The drugmaker Amgen Inc. has agreed to pay Massachusetts General Hospital $186 million to settle a dispute over royalties the hospital was paid for its role in helping develop Enbrel, a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. The one-time payment will free Amgen from obligations to pay future royalties from North American sales of Enbrel, the hospital said in a news release Tuesday after the settlement was reported in The Boston Globe. The hospital will continue to earn royalties on sales of Enbrel made outside North America. Combined royalties from Enbrel accounted for nearly $65 million of the hospital’s $90 million in licensing fees last year, hospital spokeswoman Peggy Slasman said. Mark Edwards, a managing director of Recombinant Capital, a consulting firm, said the settlement is a show of strength for Enbrel. “One, that Amgen would be willing to buy out the product, and two, that they are strong and getting stronger and that they are willing to give the university an offer it can’t refuse,” Edwards said. Amgen shares rose 13 cents to close at $67.61 on the Nasdaq Stock Market.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
While I stood at the checkout worrying I might be late getting my daughter from school, a nicely coiffed and jeweled woman in her 60s squeezed in front of the man waiting behind me. She then proceeded to push her way in front of my cart, looked at me, held up her can of coffee and shrugged, “Just one item.” The man and I looked at each other, our mouths hanging open in disbelief. “I thought she was joining someone ahead,” he said to me. “Me, too,” I said, and then turned to the woman, “Look, I’m late. You can’t just push your way to the head of the line.” Without looking at me, she sang “Thank yooooooou,” and stayed put. I like going to the grocery store. Each time I hear the whoosh of the automatic doors parting for my entrance, I feel a buzz of anticipation for the variety of choices available and the possibilities of what may happen inside. Over the years, I’ve had enough interesting grocery experiences to keep me guessing. There was the day in 1999 when a man near the capers and pickles told me aliens would greet our planet on Jan. 1, 2000, or the time I accidentally rammed my cart into a display of champagne, creating a cacophony of exploding glass bottles, one after another. And the many times tiny, elderly women have asked me to grab items off upper shelves, leaving me warm with the satisfaction that I did something charitable. Though some shopping days are more banal than others, I know an interesting interaction is always a possibility. Unfortunately, a recent grocery debacle reminded me how, too often, there are shoppers who can squash the fun out of my supermarket experience entirely. Flabbergasted, I said “What? No. I just told you I’m late. I … I let people go ahead all the time, but…” “It’s the rude way you did it,” the man behind me added. “Exactly,” I agreed. Again, she sang, “Thank yooooooou!” and waved me off as if swatting a fly. Unless physically moved to the back of the line, she was not budging. I gave up. My shopping buzz had been so deflated, I couldn’t even enjoy the rush of seeing my grocery total shrink after handing in my coupons. That interaction got me thinking how a grocery store is basically a microcosm of society; the aisles, like our cities, are better places when people are considerate. And if a person can’t get along well with others in the market, well, where can they get along? So I put together the following guide for those lacking in supermarket etiquette: Curb your cart to the side of the aisle. Don’t make another shopper have to repeat “excuse me” louder and louder, only to have you ignore them until they need to move your cart themselves. Wait to discuss who you hooked up with some place other than inside the store. Hearing your private details as I’m trying to decide whether I want meatless or beanless chili is distracting. I drift off fondly remembering how people used to step into telephone booths and close the doors for privacy. Don’t reach into the bulk-candy bins like you’re digging into your grandma’s candy dish. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. And that’s gross. When it’s your turn at the register, keep the line moving. Put the plastic bar behind your items once they are placed on the counter; have your cards and checks out and ready; don’t ignore baggers when they ask, “paper or plastic?” over and over. Don’t use your cell phone in line. You’re usually so absorbed in your phone conversation you tend to mindlessly poke at the ATM/credit device, leaving the people behind you, and the grocery checker, frustrated enough to wonder who will do the right thing and wrestle the phone away from you. And finally, please don’t push your way to the front of a line – whether it’s just one item or not. Most people love to be kind to others, but not when it’s forced upon them. A little grocery-store etiquette can go a long way. Michele Gardiner is a freelance writer in Winnetka. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BOYS WATER POLO DEL RIO LEAGUE Whittier 18, La Serna 8 Whittier 4 4 4 6 18 La Serna 2 3 2 1 9 Whittier scoring: Cody Calleros 6, Cory Baccus 4, Caleb Manning 3, John Schmidtbauer 2, Marcelo Guzman 2, Miguel Villalobos 1. La Serna scoring: Josh Cotton 3, Marshall Guiboa 3, John Mooney 1, Brant Anderson 1. Shots: Whittier 28, La Serna 23. Goalie saves: Cameron Boulter (W) 5, Matt Villanueva (LS) 5. Records (overall, league): Whittier 17-2, 3-0; La Serna 7-17, 2-1. California 14, Santa Fe 4 California 3 7 4 0 14 Santa Fe 0 1 1 2 4 California scoring: Justin Balke 4, Michael Salas 4, Eric Bihr 2, James Garland, Steven Garcia, Connor Uroff, Dylan Logas. Santa Fe scoring: Mark Colon 3, Michael Alvarado. Shots: California 21, Santa Fe 17. Goalie saves: Manny Romero (C) 4; Marcel Bonee (C) 7; Robert Maddex (SF) 6. Records (overall, league): California 11-7, 2-1; Santa Fe 0-3 in league. El Rancho 19, Pioneer 9 El Rancho 5 5 3 6 19 Pioneer 3 1 5 0 x El Rancho scoring: AJ Abrego 6, Edgar Rodriguez 6, (Rest of El Rancho’s scoring unavailable). Pioneer scoring: Josh Del Toro 2, Peter Quintero, Luis Hernandez, Edgar Sanchez 5. Shots: El Rancho 6; Pioneer 6. Goalie saves: Ethan Taylor (P) 10. Record: Pioneer 6-6. SAN ANTONIO LEAGUE Rowland 16, Nogales 6 Rowland 5 5 5 1 16 Nogales 1 0 1 4 6 Rowland scoring: Michael Edwards 6, Anthony Miller 3, Steven Gonzales 2, Louis Takagi 2, Jonathan Hale, Daniel Tsen, Simon Bernal. Nogales scoring: Manuel Najera 3, Alfredo Villapendo, Juan Villapendo, Jeremy Arellanez. Shots: Rowland 16; Nogales 8. Goalie saves: Steve Wosman (R) 8; Magic Olmos (N) 9. Records (overall, league): Rowland 17-6, 4-0; Nogales 8-11, 1-3. GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY GOLDEN WEST LEAGUE Chaminade 3, Bonita 2 @SOC.BOX1:Bonita 0 2–2 @SOC.BOX2:Chaminade 2 1–3 Bonita scoring: Kristen Kennedy (unassisted), Shawna Hardy (unassisted). Chaminade scoring: Shannon Bondy 3 (unassisted). Shots: Bonita 12; Chaminade 9. Goalie saves: Kristine Leonard (B) 6; Kristi Sritschner (C) 5. Records (overall, league): Bonita 11-4-2, 3-3; Chaminade 8-4, 5-1. GIRLS SOCCER SUNSET LEAGUE Glendora 6, Louisville 0 @SOC.BOX1:Glendora 4 2–6 @SOC.BOX2:Louisville 0 0–0 Glendora scoring: Davina Carrillo 3 (unassisted, Annie Brown, Bridgette Horwath), Katie Ruth (Dina Devine), Kendall Hentch (Carrillo), Kylie Landeros (Ruth). Shots: Glendora 26. Goalie saves: Christine Lloyd (G) 2. Record (overall, league): Glendora 9-1-2, 5-0-1. GIRLS TENNIS MONTVIEW LEAGUE Sierra Vista 16, La Puente 2 At Sierra Vista HS Singles: Sierra Vista — Vanessa Acosta 3-0, Denise Garcia 2-1, Yesenia Guzman 3-0. La Puente –Melanie Gonzalez 0-3, Jessica Ly 0-3, Hellen Leao 1-2. Doubles: Sierra Vista — Christine Do-Rocio Garcia 2-1, Strinna Trin-Suzanna Lieu 3-0, Amy Lay-Tracy Trin 3-0. La Puente — Margarita Ramos-Shirley Wong 1-2, Vanessa Lopez-Adrianna Mancilla 0-3, Natalie Velasques-Heidi Ignacio 0-3. Records: Sierra Vista 10-1, 5-1; La Puente 1-5 in league. VALLE VISTA LEAGUE Covina 11, Baldwin Park 4 (Rain) At Covina HS Singles: Covina — Jacqueline Nguyen 1-1, Meg Tiangco 0-2, Benya Pokpongkiat 2-0. Baldwin Park –Chinh Tran 2-0, Amy Lai 1-1, Stephanie Huynh 0-2. Doubles: Covina –Melissa Salas-Wendy Ojeda 3-0, Grace Liao-Kimee Sarcos 3-0, Rebecca Prelle-Jazmyn Lopez 2-0, Prelle-Marr Tiangco 0-1. Baldwin Park –Suzie Nguyen- Mai Fon 0-3, Alicia Raygoza-Martha Herrera 0-3, Blanca Cazares-Ricio Cazares 1-2. Records (overall, league): Covina 15-0, 7-0; Baldwin Park 10-7, 5-2. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CHRISTIAN LEAGUE At AQUINAS HS Western Christian def. Aquinas 25-19, 26-24, 25-19. Records (overall, league): Western Christian 9-5, 3-2; Aquinas 1-4. Notes: Lauren Bjorklund (WC) 13 kills; Laura Jorgensen (WC) 7 blocks Bjorklund 7. DEL REY LEAGUE At St. Paul HS St. Paul def. Cantwell Sacred Heart 25-14, 25-13, 25-10. Records (overall, league): Cantwell 2-10, 0-4; St. Paul 6-7, 2-2. Notes: Kristin Mendoza (SP) 12 kills, 7 blocks; Lisset Magdaleno (SP) 12 kills. AUHC7:DEL RIO LEAGUE At Sierra Educational Center El Rancho def. California, 25-16, 25-18, 25-12. Records (overall, league): El Rancho 14-4, 5-0; California 8-5, 3-2. Notes: Sherise Musquiz (ER) 12 kills, Megan Barr (ER) 11 kills, Marissa Rangel (C) 8 kills. At Whittier HS Santa Fe def. 25-17, 25-15, 25-15. Records (overall, league): Santa Fe 11-4, 4-1; Whittier 1-4 in league. Notes: Ivana Mendez (SF) 14 kills. DEL RIO LEAGUE At La Serna HS La Serna def. Pioneer 23-25, 25-13, 25-13, 25-19. Records (overall, league): Pioneer 0-5 in league; La Serna 5-9, 2-3. Notes: Nicole Holmes (LS) 12 kills, Chelsey Cook 10, Cerda (P) 10; Cynthia Mendoza (LS) 6 aces, Vega (P) 5, Rios (P) 5. OLYMPIC LEAGUE At Brentwood HS Brentwood def. Whittier Christian 25-19, 25-20, 25-21. Records (overall, league): Whittier Christian 5-5, 2-2. MIRAMONTE LEAGUE At Bonita HS Bonita def. Wilson 25-19, 25-12, 25-18. Records (overall, league): Wilson 3-1; Bonita 4-0. Notes: Kellyanne Kirby (B) 10 kills, 6 aces; Katy McCreey (B) 10 kills. SAN ANTONIO LEAGUE At Walnut HS Walnut def. South Hills 18-25, 22-25, 25-18, 25-18, 15-11. Records (overall, league): South Hills 16-4, 3-1; Walnut 15-3, 4-0. Notes: Angeline Quiocho (W) 21 kills; Karri Currier (W) 19 kills, 7 blocks; Mercedes Winchester (W) 12 kills; Natalia Gonzales (SH) 19 kills; Madison Compise (SH) 11 kills. SIERRA LEAGUE At Ayala HS Ayala def. Diamond Bar 25-22, 25-20, 26-24. Records (overall, league): Diamond Bar 14-7, 2-3; Ayala 9-7, 4-1. Notes: Brittany Williams (A) 18 kills. At Glendora HS St. Lucy’s def. Glendora 25-16, 25-22, 26-24. Records (overall, league): St. Lucy’s 15-3, 5-0; Glendora 8-4, 3-2. Notes: Allie Macy (SL) 12 kills, Krista Friedman (SL) 11. VALLE VISTA LEAGUE At Covina HS Covina def. Baldwin Park 25-17, 25-23, 14-25, 23-23, 15-7. Records (overall, league): Baldwin Park 0-5 in league; Covina 3-5, 1-4. VAt San Dimas HS San Dimas def. Ganesha 25-16, 26-24, 19-25, 25-18. Records (overall, league): Ganesha 2-3 in league; San Dimas 9-7, 3-2. Notes: Jasmine Davis (SD) 19 kills; Madison Horsley (SD) 10 kills; Brittni May (SD) 10 kills. NONLEAGUE At Charter Oak HS Charter Oak def. West Covina 25-18, 16-25, 25-14, 25-23. Records (overall, league): Charter Oak 2-7, 1-3. Notes: Amanda Fernandez (CO) 10 kills, 10 aces.