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Nash, Kidd among finalists for basketball Hall of Fame

first_imgKidd ranks second in NBA history with 12,091 assists, and Nash is third with 10,335 assists.Nash won back-to-back MVP awards in 2005 and 2006 with the Phoenix Suns. He made the All-NBA first team three times during his 18-year career with the Suns, Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers and helped kickstart the development of the sport in Canada with his freewheeling style. Nash was also a two-time WCC player of the year in 1995-96 at Santa Clara and engineered a memorable upset of second-seeded Arizona in the NCAA Tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkKidd was the 1994-95 NBA rookie of the year, setting the stage for a 19-year career in which he made the All-NBA first team five times and All-Defensive first team four times. Kidd won an NBA title with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011 and is second all-time with 2,684 steals. He also was named Pac-10 freshman of the year in 1993 and Pac-10 player of the year in 1994 during his two seasons at California, and won gold medals with the U.S. in Sydney Olympics in 2000 and Beijing Olympics in 2008.James Worthy, the standout Lakers forward who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003, saw plenty of both Kidd and Nash as a television analyst. Worthy thinks it would be fitting for Kidd and Nash to be inducted in the same class. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Driesell took four different schools to the NCAA Tournament and won two ACC Tournament titles at Maryland. Tomjanovich led the Houston Rockets to consecutive NBA titles in 1994-95. Mulkey won an NCAA title as a player at Louisiana Tech and two more as the coach of the Bears.The 1953-58 Wayland Baptist University teams that won 131 consecutive games and four AAU national championships is the lone team finalist.In addition to the finalists, Andy Bernstein and Doris Burke were named recipients of the 2018 Curt Gowdy media awardFinalists must receive 18 votes from the 24-member honors committee to be enshrined.The entire class will be unveiled during the NCAA Final Four in San Antonio.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 25: Jason Kidd #5 of the New York Knicks dribbles the ball upcourt on the fastbreak past Steve Nash #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers in the second half during the NBA game at Staples Center on December 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers defeated the Knicks 100-94. Victor Decolongon/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES — Point guards could run the show in the next Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class, with Jason Kidd and two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash among the 13 finalists announced Saturday morning.Ray Allen, Grant Hill, Maurice Cheeks and Chris Webber also made the cut, but the two standout point guards are all but locks to headline the class, which will be unveiled during the NCAA Final Four in San Antonio.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron says he ‘will definitely not shut up and dribble’ “Enhancers of the game, and made everyone else better than they probably were,” Worthy said. “Jason Kidd had a flair that was like Magic Johnson, he just had angles. And Steve Nash was the same way.”There are other strong contenders outside of Kidd and Nash, with Hill’s college success and Allen’s prolific shooting marking the strongest arguments for each of their respective candidacies.Allen’s 2,973 three-pointers made are the most in NBA history. He won NBA titles with the Boston Celtics in 2008 and Miami Heat in 2013, memorably sending Game 6 to overtime on a tying 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds left in regulation.Hill was a two-time national champion and two-time All-American at Duke, but injuries kept him from reaching the same heights in the NBA during his 19-year career.Charles “Lefty” Driesell, Rudy Tomjanovich and Baylor’s Kim Mulkey made the final ballot as coaches. Katie Smith, Tina Thompson and longtime NBA official Hugh Evans are also finalists.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings View commentslast_img read more

Laffor’s Sundowns Bow Out of CAF Champions League

first_imgJebor (R) will be the lone Liberian player featuring in the quarter-finals of the CAF Champions LeagueLiberia international forward Anthony Laffor will not feature in the quarter-finals of the 2018 edition of Africa’s biggest club competition, Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League, after his team Mamelodi Sundowns failed to qualify from the group stage.Sundowns were yesterday, August 27, 2018, held to a goalless draw against Guinean outfit Horoya FC at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.Laffor’s side needed all three points to qualify to the next of the competition, but the visitors were resolute to the end of time.Laffor started from the bench and was later introduced in the 54th minute by Coach Pitso Mosimane, replacing Jeremy Brockie. The 33-year-old Liberian forward, who was making his third appearance in the continental cup, hit a snap shot from outside the box, forcing Senegalese goalkeeper Khadim N’diaye to make a save in the 62nd minute.The result maintained Sundowns in the third position of Group C, with six points from six games.Meanwhile, another Liberian international, William Jebor, whose team Wydad Athletic Club has qualified, was left on the bench as an unused substitute after the holders drew zero-all against Togo-Port. Since rejoining the Moroccan club last month, the 26-year-old Liberian is yet to feature in a match.The holders finished as leaders of Group C after collecting 12 points out of six games in the group stage.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

3 vendors charged for $22M jewellery heist

first_imgStabroek Market robberyThree men were on Friday morning remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for breaking and entering the L Seepersaud Maraj & Sons jewellery store in the Stabroek Market and stealing $22 million worth of gold and diamond jewellery.Tyron Marks, 31, of Lot 107 Eccles, East Bank Demerara; Clifford Rodney, 66, of Lot 265 One Mile, Linden; Albert Defreitas, 54, of Leopold Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown were not required to plead to the indictable charge.According to the prosecution’s case, between July 2 and July 3, 2018, the men who are also vendors in the Stabroek Market broke and entered the jewellery store.The men were represented by Attorneys Pamela DeSantos, Kezia Williams and Adrian Thompson respectively.The three Attorneys, in their bail applications, informed the court that their clients were beaten by Police to confess to the theft.Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers objected to bail and informed the court that the men all have pending matters of similar nature before the courts while citing the serious nature of the offence and the value of the items.The court was told that during a video interrogation with investigators, two of the men admitted to cutting into the store’s safe to gain access to the items.The men were remanded to prison. The case will continue on July 23, 2017.Reports are on July 3 when the owners and employees of the jewellery store arrived at the Market, they realised the stall was broken into. Upon checking, they discovered that the entire store was ransacked and the vault was torched open.In a press statement, the owners had said that the robbery was the work of “highly-skilled thieves”.According to the owners, they had consulted with several security specialists and others trained in ironwork and welding, and were informed that it would have taken no less than five hours for the vaults to be cut open. It was further revealed that the owners had spoken to two City Constables, who claimed that checks were done earlier in the Market, but nothing was discovered.Additionally, the stall was secured with an alarm system that was being monitored by the MMC Security Force.“We contacted the MMC Security Force late this afternoon and we were informed that the alarm was indeed set off three times last night. However, MMC never informed us or the Police that the alarms went off. On every other occasion, whenever the alarm is set off, MMC would call us immediately and the fact that we never received any calls or reports from them is puzzling,” the owners had said in the release.Meanwhile, Crime Chief Paul Williams headed a team to the scene, who were able to collect fingerprints from one of the heavy-duty safes in which the jewellery was secured.The robbery has yet again raised concerns about security at the Market. Police thought it was quite strange that no one heard any abnormal noises or saw any abnormal movements since a robbery of that magnitude could take a few hours. It was later disclosed that the City Constabulary Officers have access to the Market at all times through the southern gate.Only recently, the City Constabulary named Stabroek and Bourda Markets as popular criminal hotspots where consumers are attacked and robbed on a daily basis. These offences are suspected to be gang-related.Chief Constable Andrew Foo has stated that the Markets have been on their radar for quite a while now in light of the increase in criminal activities there.Foo explained that at the Stabroek Market, since it is a transportation hub, persons entering and leaving public transportation are the main targets. With respect to Bourda Market, most of the incidents occur among vendors and shoppers in the rush hours, when sales are at a peak.last_img read more

Jilted Cop was very jealous – girlfriend’s aunt

first_imgLa Grange Police attempted murder-suicideBy Vanhu ManikchandA Police Constable took his own life on Tuesday evening after shooting his girlfriend, also a Police rank, following an argument during which he reportedly accused her of being unfaithful.Dead is 20-year-old Constable 22834 Clement Cockfield, of Friendship, East Coast Demerara; while woman Constable 23464 Shanice Fraser, 21, of Lot 28 Middle Street, Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara, is currently in a critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC).The incident occurred sometime around 08:30h at the La Grange Police Station,Dead: Constable Clement Cockfieldwhere the couple was stationed. Fraser, who has a two-year-old daughter, was reportedly shot four times to her upper body – once to her back, shoulder, arm and throat – while Cockfield shot himself once to the head.Guyana Times understands that the couple has been together for approximately six months and recently, they were having troubles in the relationship.“They were starting to get a lil talking now and then….because he was a very jealous person. He never used to want she talk to people, go out without him…,” Fraser’s aunt, Rennet Layers, told this newspaper.According to Police reports, the two Constables worked different shifts at the La Grange Station and on Tuesday night, Cockfield reported for anti-crime patrol duty and uplifted a .38 service revolver with six rounds, while Fraser had just completed a tour of duty.A few minutes later, they were seen on the stairway of the Police station and gunshots were subsequently heard.It was reported that Fraser ran down the stairs into the yard and was seen bleeding profusely. She was assisted by other ranks on duty when Cockfield pursued her and discharged more shots at her.Fraser attempted to escape the enraged man but collapsed in the station’s compound. The Police further stated that other ranks pleaded with Cockfield toCritically injured: Constable Shanice Fraserstand down but instead he turned the gun on himself, firing the final shot to his head.The couple was picked up and rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where Cockfield was pronounced dead on arrival. His injured girlfriend was subsequently transferred to the GPHC for further treatment. She is currently in the Intensive Care Unit and is expected to undergo more surgeries.Meanwhile, the parents of the young man are claiming that the story they were told of what transpired does not add up.“(The Police) telling me that my son shot the girl, then shot himself; he get up back again and come towards the vehicle that they were trying to put the girl in and some officer go fuh hold he and he shot himself again… but I’m saying if a man shot himself in the head, how can he get up back and shot himself again. I feel something of the sort ain’t right because, honestly, it is really hard to believe this,” the distraught father posited.At the time, Cockfield’s family was retrieving his belongings from the La Grange Police Station. His father related that the 20-year-old has been serving the PoliceThe shooting occurred at the La Grange Police StationForce for over three years, having joined immediately after school.On the other hand, Cockfield’s mother told Guyana Times that she saw her son earlier on Tuesday and he showed no signs of being distressed.“He didn’t say anything, he didn’t tell me anything. He didn’t come as if he had a problem or anything,” the woman cried as she recalled the final moments with her son.She noted that after spending about three hours at home, Cockfield left for work. Sometime later in the evening, the woman said she heard about a shooting incident involving Police Officers and after attempts to contact her son and his girlfriend proved futile, she decided to travel to West Demerara.“Out of curiosity, we just decided to take a car and come over. When we reach (at the hospital), they say is a Police shot himself and nobody don’t know who is the Police. So I decided to go in and then is when I see is my son lying down, dead in his uniform,” the woman recalled.She expressed her anger at the fact that no one from the Station made contact with any of Cockfield’s relatives to inform them about what had transpired.“They apologise for that, but how could you apologise saying everybody was confused. I just come out of curiosity and when I reach, everybody was in shock… It’s painful, he is just 20 (years). He didn’t even start enjoying anything, he ain’t even live his life yet,” the aggrieved woman cried.Meanwhile, the relatives of 21-year-old Fraser told this newspaper on Wednesday that they are not sure what really transpired between the couple, noting that the mother of one appeared fine before she left for work on Tuesday morning.last_img read more

Montebello picks new city attorney

first_imgMONTEBELLO – The City Council voted 3-2 to hire J. Arnoldo Beltran as the new city attorney at a special meeting Tuesday night. City Administrator Richard Torres said he could not disclose details, including how much Beltran will be paid, until the council votes on his contract at its next meeting, scheduled for Tuesday. Beltran, who works at Beltran & Medina of Los Angeles, will replace interim City Attorney John Pringle. Councilman Jeff Siccama, who normally aligns his vote with Mayor Norma Lopez-Reid and Councilman Bob Bagwell, this time voted with council members Rosie Vasquez and Bill Molinari. The switch surprised Siccama’s supporters. During Siccama’s campaign, he criticized incumbent council members for awarding contracts to close friends or family members. Beltran’s cousin, Michael Beltran, worked on Siccama’s campaign, according to Jacqueline Carr of Montebello Citizens for Open Government, a local political group that supported and helped run Siccama’s 2005 council campaign. Michael Beltran also works for J. Arnoldo Beltran’s law firm, she added. “The only thing I can say is I’m shocked \ voted this way,” Carr said. “I campaigned for him, did phones for him, walked for him, and it looks like he hasn’t kept up with his promises, has he? I don’t get it.” Siccama responded by saying that “in small cities, everybody knows everybody.” “All the firms were good and very qualified, but my feeling was to go with a smaller firm like Beltran’s that could provide the service we need,” he said. “Sometimes you have to stand and make a decision that’s not necessarily popular.” Carr also cited a 1999 Los Angeles Times article that claimed J. Arnoldo Beltran used heavy-handed tactics to acquire and maintain city contracts. In the article, Beltran denied the allegations. Beltran did not return phone calls seeking comment Wednesday. Bagwell played down the concerns of Carr’s group. Although Beltran “comes with a lot of baggage,” Bagwell said Beltran will “do what was best for the city to move forward.” “He was not my choice, but we as a city have to work together,” Bagwell said. “The council has made a decision. I’m in opposition to it, but I have no problem working with people. I’m sure he’s a good attorney.” Beltran has been a city attorney in Bell Gardens, Commerce and Lynwood. He is still the city attorney for Lynwood, Siccama said. pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

‘Private army’ casualties are higher than ever in Iraq war

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! As troops patrol more aggressively in and around the capital, both soldiers and the contractors who support them, often at small outposts, are at greater peril. The contractor deaths earlier this year, for example, came closer to the number of American military deaths during the same period – 244 – than during any other quarter since the war began, according to official figures. “The insurgents are going after the softest targets, and the contractors are softer targets than the military,” said Lawrence J. Korb, a former assistant secretary of defense for manpower during the Reagan administration. “The U.S. is being more aggressive over there, and these contractor deaths go right along with it.” Truck drivers and translators account for a significant share of the casualties, but the recent death toll includes others who make up what amounts to a private army. Among them were four American security guards who died in a helicopter crash in January, 28 Turkish construction workers whose plane crashed north of Baghdad the same month, a Massachusetts man who was blown up as he dismantled munitions for an American company in March, and a Georgia woman killed in a missile attack in March while working as a coordinator for KBR, the contracting company. WASHINGTON – Casualties among private contractors in Iraq have soared to record levels this year, setting a pace that seems certain to turn 2007 into the bloodiest year yet for the civilians who work alongside the American military in the war zone, according to new government numbers. At least 146 contract workers were killed in Iraq in the first three months of the year, by far the highest number for any quarter since the war began in March 2003, according to the Labor Department, which processes death and injury claims for those working as U.S. government contractors in Iraq. That brings the total number of contractors killed in Iraq to at least 917, along with more than 12,000 wounded in battle or injured on the job, according to government figures and dozens of interviews. The numbers, which have not been previously reported, reveal the extent to which contractors – Americans, Iraqis, and workers from more than three dozen other countries – are largely hidden casualties of the war, and now are facing increased risks alongside American soldiers and Marines as President George W. Bush’s plan to increase troop levels in Baghdad takes hold. last_img read more

Ex-Everton man Mustafi to complete £6m move to Valencia

first_img1 Valencia are closing in on a deal to sign former Everton defender Shkodran Mustafi.talkSPORT first revealed the Spanish side’s interest in Mustafi on Monday, and sources in Spain claim they have now reached an agreement to sign the Sampdoria man.Valencia are expected to pay a fee of around £6.4m and could complete the deal before the end of the week.The 22-year-old, who was part of Germany’s World Cup-winning squad earlier this summer, has racked up 51 league appearances for Sampdoria since joining them from Everton in January 2012.Mustafi made little impact at Goodison Park, managing just one senior outing for the Merseyside club. Shkodran Mustafi last_img

Airline tough to land

first_img However, his city will not offer ongoing payments to subsidize an airline’s Palmdale service cost, the mayor said. “I’m not convinced subsidies are the answer. As soon as you quit, the airline is out,” Ledford said. In a 2001 study commissioned by Los Angeles County, the consulting firm Tri-Star Marketing stated Palmdale can support a profitable passenger service linking the Antelope Valley with Western cities such as Dallas, Denver or San Francisco. The market area from which the Palmdale airport could draw – about 600,000 people, taking in Santa Clarita as well as the Antelope Valley – is large enough to produce 1 million to 1.5 million airline passengers a year, the report added. Airports in comparable-size markets average 26 jet flights and 18 commuter flights daily, the report said. When Scenic began service out of Palmdale in December 2004, it marked the return of airline service to the Antelope Valley after a nearly seven-year absence. Commuter airlines United Express, America West and SkyWest operated out of the Palmdale Regional Airport terminal in the 1990s – sometimes two airlines at a time. All pulled out after failing to generate profits with their Palmdale operations. The last airline to leave was United Express, which pulled out in February 1998. “We all want to see a carrier come up here and make it,” Ledford said. “The right carrier will come and it’ll be obvious that this market is viable.” Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 james.skeen@dailynews.com 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 MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Palmdale airport supporters – who include Los Angeles and Palmdale city officials and Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich – want to bring in service that would go to a major hub such as Dallas, Denver, Phoenix or San Francisco. Supporters believe that small jetliners capable of handling about 60 passengers would be a good fit for the Antelope Valley. Scenic, in comparison, flew to the North Las Vegas airport with 19-seat turboprop aircraft. “We will continue to work with LAWA and the community to identify operators to work out of the facility,” Antonovich said. “We have the people who need the service. Now we need the carriers.” On Tuesday, Antonovich will ask fellow county supervisors to support a resolution urging support of efforts by LAWA to aggressively seek new carriers for Palmdale. The resolution urges an examination of potential incentives, such as buying tickets, providing free transportation between Palmdale and the Van Nuys FlyAway bus center, and subsidizing airport security and cargo improvements. With LAWA offering breaks in rent, maintenance and operations costs and Los Angeles County assisting with marketing, airlines will be get attractive incentives, said Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford. PALMDALE – Once again, Antelope Valley is without an airline. Las Vegas-based Scenic Airlines halted its Palmdale-Vegas flights after little more than a year, saying it was carrying too few passengers to make money. Los Angeles and Palmdale officials now are hunting for airlines that will bring jetliners to carry Antelope Valley travelers to other major cities. “We believe the Antelope Valley is a growing and attractive market for airline service,” said Paul Haney, spokesman for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the operator of the Palmdale Regional Airport. “We intend to redouble our marketing efforts and explore new ways to make the business case for airlines to schedule flights there, particularly regional jet service that would link Palmdale with major airline hubs.” Operated by LAWA, the city of Los Angeles’ airports department, the Palmdale airport has a terminal building and land leased at Air Force Plant 42. Under an agreement with the Air Force, Plant 42 can be used by civilian airliners for as many as 50 flights a day, and there are provisions to expand to 400 flights a day. last_img read more

Mayor oversells land deal Just $12 million of $80 million raised would defray deficit

first_imgMayor Antonio Villaraigosa failed to emphasize one critical fact when he touted selling surplus city land to ease Los Angeles’ $250 million structural deficit: City rules require most of the money go to council members’ districts or other special funds, the Daily News has learned. In fact, only $12 million of the estimated $80 million that could be raised from selling the 300 surplus properties would help bail out the $6.78 billion city budget. The result is that the Mayor’s Office has quietly backed away from talk of using property sales as a means of deficit reduction, emphasizing fiscal responsibility instead. “The real issue for us is to manage our assets better to create the greatest value for taxpayers,” Marcus Allen, the mayor’s deputy chief of staff, said. “A lot of the land we’re planning to sell won’t net a significant amount to the general fund because the city doesn’t typically acquire property with general fund money,” said David Paschal, Department of General Services assistant general manager of property management. Of those properties that were purchased with general funds, Allen said the mayor hasn’t taken a position yet on the city rule that requires proceeds be split with council districts. “As a former councilman he’s very aware of it, and will look at it over time,” Allen said. City Administrative Officer Bill Fujioka said council members can spend the money at their own discretion, but typically in the past have used it for community projects such as swimming pools and recreation centers. “The basic philosophy is because the property is located in that district, the proceeds should go back to benefit that district,” he said. “That’s the bottom line.” Factoring in the split with council districts, city officials have scaled back their initial projection of $5 million being returned to the general fund this fiscal year to about $3 million. Reginald Jones-Sawyer, director of real estate in the Department of General Services, said new appraisals for the properties could bump that figure up. And Jones-Sawyer said the department is in the process of discussing with council members the feasibility of selling off surplus property within their districts. Still, some on the City Council are wary. Councilman Bernard Parks, chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee, said all city departments should have a chance to claim city land before it is declared surplus. And he said any money that goes back into the general fund should be spent carefully. “True deficit reduction is not necessarily cash coming into the budget. The deficit is going to be resolved by how the money is allocated.” Councilman Bill Rosendahl said the city needs to review closely all properties before declaring them surplus. “Things considered surplus today might not be tomorrow,” he said. But Fujioka said it’s appropriate to sell off property the city no longer needs and Villaraigosa is being “more aggressive in trying to properly use resources” than previous administrations. As part of asset-management efforts, Allen said Villaraigosa has instructed general managers of the departments of Recreation and Parks and Housing to review potential surplus properties for city uses. Allen said the mayor has also asked the DWP to evaluate its properties. The DWP owns more than 315,000 acres throughout the Southwest. Allen said the mayor also is exploring creation of an “Own a Piece of L.A.” program in which slivers of city-owned land could be taken over by adjacent landowners. “The focus has always been on how to best use surplus property,” he said. beth.barrett@dailynews.com (818) 713-3731160Want 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. 2Excluding approximately 7,000 sites owned by the harbor, airports and Department of Water and Power, the city owns about 2,190 properties. About 850 of those are office buildings – such as police stations, libraries and city halls – and hundreds of other sites are relatively small or are already reserved for future developments such as street widening. Also, some of the land is tied up amid legal concerns, including residential properties on the bluffs of Potrero Canyon in Pacific Palisades that were acquired by the city as part of litigation over landslides. Of the 320 sites the city has identified for possible sale, city rules mandate any proceeds be returned to the accounts originally used to purchase the properties. That means most of it will go to accounts such as the police and fire bond fund, library trust fund, zoo enterprise trust fund and gas tax fund. last_img read more

LISTEN! Jamie Carragher to co-host Drivetime on talkSPORT today from 4pm

first_img Jamie Carragher He’s the tough-tackling defender turned tough-talking pundit, and today Jamie Carragher will be live on talkSPORT.The Liverpool legend is co-hosting talkSPORT’s Drivetime show on Friday afternoon from 4pm, alongside Adrian Durham.It promises to be three hours of no-holds barred debate and discussion, including Carra’s thoughts on Liverpool, the Virgil van Dijk saga… and why he’s not bothered about Scotland v England.Don’t miss it! Tune in from 4pm this afternoon – on DAB radio, 1089/1053am, via the talkSPORT app, or listen live online here 1last_img