Jobs boom for outer suburbs

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BCC men have added depth, talent for ’07 run

first_imgBY TIM MORRIS Staff Writer When Mike Costa took over as the head coach of the Brookdale Community College men’s soccer team last year, he had just 15 days to prepare for the 2006 season. This time around, he’s had an entire year to build the 2007 Jersey Blues. Costa has a mix of returning veterans and a solid recruiting class to try to turn around last year’s 6-8-2 record. “We’re definitely a lot better team,” noted Costa. “We have depth. “Our strength is midfield and our depth,” he added. It’s 25-year-old Sgt. Jared Bowen, an Iraqi combat medic veteran, who may be the face of this year’s BCC squad. Now living in Howell with his wife, who is also a medic, Bowen contacted Costa in the offseason about his desire to play college soccer, and just like that, Brookdale had its stopper back on defense. “He’s a natural leader,” said Costa. “He takes over out there and provides a physical presence we didn’t have last year.” Sweeper Vic Masino (Howell), midfielder Helder Andrade (Ocean Township), forward Tomas Cholula (Colts Neck), defender Brendan Hilliard (Raritan), midfield/forward Joe Shan (Central Regional), defender Stalin Larco (Long Branch), and defender Duane Gardner (Kingston, Jamaica) are among the key returners. They’ve spent a season under Costa and know what he expects, especially when it comes to defense. Among the impact newcomers in addition to Bowen are John Loiodice (Brick Memorial), a midfielder; goalie Greg Gantt (Neptune), and midfielder Brian Fernandes (Holmdel). Loiodice is a second generation Jersey Blue. His father, also John Loiodice, was an All-American for BCC back in 1979. Gantt, fills a need, a big need. The Blues had no one who had played goalie last fall, and Costa took care of that, getting one of the Shore Conference’s best goalies in Gantt. Fernandes and Loiodice have changed the face of the team, according to Costa, with the talent they bring to midfield. They have a way of making everyone better with their ability to distribute the ball. Brookdale’s forwards won’t be lacking for scoring chances this fall. A transfer from William Paterson, Rob Galicia (Ocean Township) brings college experience to the team. He’s another solid midfielder. Other newcomers include defender Ryan Habel (Old Bridge), defender Danny Mullaney (Howell), defenders Mauricio Roses and Eric Roses (cousins from Shore Regional), defender Dan Kissiday (Keyport), forward Bruno Bontempo (Long Branch), forward Josh Bower (Howell), forward Diego Huerta (Ocean Township), midfielder John Cella (Matawan), midfielder Ricardo Dagher (Long Branch), defender Nick Campbell (Point Pleasant Borough), defender Nathaniel Mendicta (Shore Regional) and midfielder Kevin Gardner (Kingston, Jamaica, but no relation to Danny). Costa can go to his bench this year knowing there is little if any drop-off in talent. Injuries have already slowed the team, with last year’s leading scorer, Cholula, questionable with a knee injury, and Andrade having suffered a separated shoulder. Fortunately, these injuries aren’t as devastating as they would have been last year when Costa had fewer quality players. With the defense improved over last year, and a group of midfielders who can dominate the ball and create scoring chances, the Blues should be a contender for the Region XIX title. Brookdale opened its season over the Labor Day weekend playing in a New York tournament. The Jersey Blues, whose home opener is Sept. 13 against Morris (3:30 p.m.), will be accustomed to the road in ’07 with just six games scheduled for Lincroft. Brookdale’s season got off to a promising start over the Labor Day weekend as the Blues captured the Empire Kickoff Classic in Johnstown, NY. BCC beat Jamestown, 12-0, and Finger Lakes, 3-0. Masino was named the Defensive Player of the Tournament. Huerta paced the offense with three goals while Gantt’s career began with consecutive shutouts. Shan delivered the game-winner in the final against Finger Lakes.last_img read more

Former England wicketkeeper Prior announces retirement

first_imgBy Martyn HermanFormer England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has retired from all forms of cricket on medical advice, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Thursday.The 33-year-old, known as the ‘engine room’ in two Ashes-winning sides, has been suffering with an Achilles tendon injury and has not played since last year.“Today is a very sad day for me as I am forced to announce my retirement from the game I love,” Prior, who was also an aggressive middle-order batsman, said.“I had been hoping and expecting to be fit for the start of the 2015 season. Unfortunately, this has proved impossible, and I have now had to reach this decision.”Prior played 79 Tests for England, the first in 2007 against West Indies when he made 126 not out and the last against India at Lord’s last year.Only Alan Knott claimed more dismissals for England than Prior’s 256 while Prior also made 4,099 Test runs.last_img read more

Yokomo sitting on top

first_imgThe defending champions pushed their way up to 10 competition points after their 11-4 thrashing of Gazelle in the main game of round 7 matches, played over the weekend at the Bisini grounds.It was Joe Kudada who played a key role in the win, leading Yokomo’s fight back which saw them score nine unanswered runs to leave Gazelle shell-shocked.The A grade points ladder:Yokomo (10), United Brothers (8), Defence (7), Brown Eagles (7), Gazelle (6), Saints (6), PNG Power (5), Bears (4), Manolos (3).last_img read more

Round 5: Pacquiao evades Vargas’ offense

first_imgLAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 05: (R-L) Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fires a left at Jessie Vargas during their WBO welterweight championship fight at the Thomas & Mack Center on November 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPChampion Jessie Vargas tried to land two-punch combos on Manny Pacquiao’s defense but he failed to use his reach advantage this time.Vargas lunged at Pacquiao as he continued his two-punch combos but Pacquiao used his footwork to avoid being pinned on the ropes.ADVERTISEMENT EDITORS’ PICK Round 4: Vargas gets solid shot at Pacquiao Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent PH among economies most vulnerable to virus 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine We are young MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise View commentslast_img read more

Michael Dasmariñas secures world title shot, decisions Kenny Demecillo

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dasmariñas’ plan was to hit then keep his distance from Demecillo. He slowed down in the later rounds, but somehow mustered enough strength in the last two rounds to keep Demecillo at bay.Demecillo had his moments but Dasmariñas more often that not, got the better of their exchanges.The IBF world title is currently held by undefeated Emmanuel Rodriguez of Puerto Rico.Rodriguez (19-0, 12 KOs) is slated for a title defense against Japanese superstar Naoya Inoue, who is also yet to be beaten with 15 of his 17 wins by knockout, on May 18 in the semifinals of the World Boxing Super Series.ADVERTISEMENT Crunchman Alex Cabagnot left in awe of Mark Nonoy’s clutch heroics Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “I really gave my best in this fight. All my hard work paid off with this win,” said Dasmariñas (29-2-1, 19 KOs) in Filipino after his unanimous decision victory. The judges had scored the bout, 116-112, 115-113, 117-111.The 26-year-old Dasmariñas endured a cut above his right eye midway through the ninth round due to accidental clash of heads and hurdled a game and gritty opponent in Demecillo (14-5-2, 8 KOs).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsDasmariñas, the International Boxing Organization champion, used the ring to his advantage and went to work in the early rounds to set the tone.But Demecillo, who was an easy target for Dasmariñas in the first three rounds, kept coming forward. View comments Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Up-and-coming Filipino boxer Michael Dasmariñas moved a step closer in his bid to become a major boxing world champion Saturday night.Dasmariñas topped compatriot Kenny Demecillo on points in a slugfest to become the mandatory challenger for the IBF bantamweight title in the main event of Rising Stars at Resorts World Manila.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chieflast_img read more

California’s warm spring shriveled year’s prune crop

first_imgBy Samantha Young THE ASSOCIATED PRESS YUBA CITY – At the orchard he manages in the heart of California prune country, Peter Righero watched with resignation as a pair of harvesting machines churned through a row of 50 prune trees and filled a wooden crate. As the harvesters shook each tree for its fruit, more leaves and twigs appeared to fly into the air than plums – a sign of the unseasonably warm March that has left growers across the Central Valley woefully short of fruit this summer. “It’s kind of hard to think your whole year can be shaped around three or four days,” said Righero, farm manager at the family-owned B.E. Giovannetti & Sons orchard north of Yuba City. “We’re not going to make any money on this year’s crop.” The plum trees at the Giovannetti orchard usually produce about 2,500 tons of dried prunes annually. This year, Righero said he will be lucky to get 1,000 tons after temperatures soared into the 80s during the March bloom period around St. Patrick’s Day. The outlook is similar across the region’s 72,500 acres of prune orchards, which grow 99 percent of U.S. prunes and 60 percent of the world’s supply. The California Agricultural Statistics Service predicts that growers will harvest about 95,000 tons this year, a 49 percent drop from the 187,737 tons harvested in 2006 – or about 11 million fewer prunes. In the prune industry, the shortfall will affect a string of businesses: the companies that dry the plums into shriveled prunes in large heating tunnels; the storage facilities that keep the prunes in climate-controlled environments; and the processing plants that package and can the prunes for grocery stores. “We’re going to have less inventory for our customers,” said Pao Yang, quality assurance manager at Stapleton-Spence Packing Co., a San Jose-based processor. 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

Valencia scores with depth

first_imgVALENCIA – With Valencia High’s talented depth, it would be safe to say that the Vikings (10-0) are going to win their third consecutive Foothill League girls’ golf championship in this 2006 season. “It’s no secret,” Saugus coach Dave Stradling said of the Vikings. “Their No. 1 isn’t really their No. 1. It’s been all of them, their third, fourth or fifth on any given day. They’re going to do what they’re going to do.” Valencia has dominated the Foothill League with a perfect record with Hart (7-3) Saugus (6-3-1) and West Ranch (4-5-1) trying to figure out which teams will follow. Stradling is talking about Valencia’s Jenny Kim, Jasmin Samson, Tracy White and Kristin Tayo – the Vikings’ top four. “They’re going to give them (the field) a run,” Raevouri said. “That’s quality that plays together. They have a chance to win.” Two weeks ago, Valencia fared well in the Ayala Classic in which Valencia finished second only to Peninsula with 20 teams competing. Saugus is looking forward to a good showing, as Shatkus, Wohlfeiler, Wells and Hernando have competed well with the Vikings in league play. “Melissa reassured me,” Stradling said of his possible impact golfer. “She told me, `I’ve taken three lessons since the last match. I’m playing well.”‘ Hart coach Renee Onori has a different outlook on the tournament, sending her seniors first and having them choose whom they might invite. “It’s up to them,” Onori said of seniors Ashley Windsor and Molly Cayson. “It’s all them choosing who they (the seniors) want to play with. “It’s good for the girls to play against other girls they haven’t played against.” HEADS UP: Looking ahead at the Southern Section Finals site of Soule Park at Ojai, Valencia coach Raevouri took White and Kim for a round on the par-72 course to get ready for action later this year. “They were recycling the course really well,” he said. “White was good off the tees and Kim made some nice putts.” (818) 713-3607160Want 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 MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsThey have been consistent all season and will continue as Saugus and Hart lack depth to pose a real threat for contention. Saugus players Wynne Shatkus and Alyssa Wohlfeiler, Tiara Wells and Melissa Hernando have proved themselves worthy of competing with the Vikings, but the later scoring slots have kept both them and Hart from challenging in Foothill League matches. TOURNAMENT TO HIGHLIGHT BEST: Valencia, Hart and Saugus will represent the Foothill League at the Magnolia Park Optimus Club Tournament today at DeBell Golf Course in Burbank that will field 20 teams of four. Valencia will enter Andrea Ferris, Tayo, White and Samson to compete against Southern California’s best. Vikings coach Andy Raevouri is confident. last_img

Things to Do

first_img“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” will be presented, 1 p.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $11-$14 for adults and $9-$11 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. Scary Movie Night for individuals with mental diabilities, 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday at the LETMESAIL Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 28304 Constellation Road, Valencia. Call (661) 702-8555.160Want 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 MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips“Proof” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Placerita Canyonnature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. SCV Rose Society 13th annual Rose Show, 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Castaic Union School District, 28131 Livingston Ave., Valencia. Call Kitty Belendez at (661) 296-5033. Lombardi Ranch is open to the public, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays at 29527 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 296-8697. Home and Business Expo, 5-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Call Heather Sarge at (661) 702-6977. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will hold a Black Cat & Chili Challenge Dance, 7:30 p.m. today at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 257-4801. “Terror By Gaslight” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays (except Oct. 22) through Oct. 28 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $11-$14 for adults and $9-$11 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. last_img read more

Spay-neuter deadline nears

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.The mandatory spay-neuter law, which is designed to reduce the high number of unclaimed and unwanted dogs coming into county animal shelters, applies to all dogs kept in unincorporated areas. Those regions are home to more than 1 million residents. There are exceptions in the law for certified and registered competition and conformation dogs as well as for dogs that a veterinarian certifies as being at too much medical risk to spay or neuter. In order to encourage compliance with the measure, the department is offering free microchip implanting and national database registration at its six shelters and will continue to do so. The agency also has enlisted the services of more than 70 veterinary medical practices in all regions of the county who have agreed to spay and neuter dogs at the county’s own low-cost rates or, in some cases, accept $50 discount vouchers the department is providing to senior citizens and persons who have state-issued California Advantage cards. Dog owners living in the unincorporated parts of Los Angeles County must have their dogs spayed or neutered and microchipped by Sept. 3 or face fines up to $1,000 or jail, officials said Tuesday. The requirement follows the adoption of the mandatory spay-neuter and microchip ordinance by the Board of Supervisors, which became effective on June 1. “Our agency added a 90-day grace period during which we suspended active enforcement of the measure in order to give dog owners a chance to comply with the new law on their own,” said Marcia Mayeda, director of the county Department of Animal Care and Control. “That period will expire on Sunday, Sept. 3, and officers from our department will begin active enforcement of the measure, which could mean fines starting at $250 per infraction and increasing to $1,000 and possibly a jail sentence for dog owners who refuse to comply with the law.” The new law set annual dog licensing fees at $20 for altered animals and $60 for unaltered dogs. Income from the sale of dog licenses will be used to help finance county-run low-cost spay and neuter programs, to further encourage compliance. “The goal of our agency is to drastically reduce the number of dogs we have to put down every year because there are more dogs available than homes to place them in,” Mayeda said. “Most animals in the community do not come from shelters and, in most cases, the dogs are not spayed or neutered. That means we are constantly receiving a new flow of animals every day in our shelters. We have to change this situation in order to move toward a `No kill’ shelter model, which I support.” Dog owners who have questions about the measure or who wish to inquire about having their dogs altered or microchipped can call (562) 256-7104 for further information.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img