Olympia Gives Thanks Donors for $3,000 Raised for Typhoon Haiyan Relief

first_imgSubmitted by Dr. Diana Yu (Twitter: Yu4Health)Samba OlyWa was one of the groups to perform during Olympia Cares, a fundraiser for Typhoon Haiyan devastation.On the bone chilling evening of December 7, about a hundred generous Olympians braved the weather to attend the Olympia Gives- Philippine Disaster Relief Benefit Dance at the Eagle’s Ballroom.  And what a treat they had in store for them!Local groups including Samba OlyWa, Filipino American Society of South Puget Sound dancers, and hula dancer, Reiko Callner,  performed special numbers.  They beat their drums, did their samba, stepped between bamboo poles and did the hula and then invited the audience to participate..  This was a great crowd, willing to put their toes between clacking bamboo poles!!  No one was hurt, of course.The rest of the evening was a gigantic Zumba party with ladies and gents in traditional Filipino garb, Samba attire and street clothes swinging and moving to the beat of Zumba music.  The dancer of the night was a little boy, barely two, who loved the beat of the music and joyfully roamed around on his happy feet.Members of the Filipino American Society of South Puget Sound step between bamboo poles.This event would not have been successful without the generosity of our local businesses and individuals who donated raffle items, including Traditions Café, Cebu’s Restaurant, El Pulgarcito # 2, Allenaid Salon, Soul Journey Connection, Middle Fork Roasters, South Sound YMCA, Yelm Boot Camp, Zonta Club, Daphne Niemann and George Alvarado.  A special thank you to Eagle’s FOE #21 for the venue, Stormans, Inc. and Olympia Food Co-op for evening snacks.Olympia is such an awesome community.  Olympia gives.  Olympia cares and it shows.  With the donations, over $3,000 will be sent to assist in the recovery efforts from Typhoon Haiyan devastation.  Thank you Olympia and Thurston County residents.  You Rock!!Maraming salamat.Photo credits: Wren Barstow and Laura Killian Facebook20Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Casillas exit account with the support of LaLiga and the AFE

first_imgBoxes wants to make history and become the first candidate to defeat a president elected by the Federation Assembly (RFEF) in the hundred years of history of the institution. The actual, Luis Rubiales, he faced an interim president, Juan Luis Larrea, After the Civil Guard evict the holder, Angel Villar, He was almost 30 years in office. Only this tour gives an idea of ​​the difficulty you will face the former captain of the National Team, world champion with Spain in South Africa 2010.Despite this, and as Manu Carreño advanced in El Larguero de la SER, Casillas is willing to try. Although the Federation has not yet called the elections, Iker will present his candidacy when the process opens. Something that is not yet known if they will do the rest of the presumed candidates who have left in different media: from Mariano Rajoy until Fernando Hierro Yes it seems that Iker Casillas is animated. For now, and although he still has a contract with him Port and has not yet announced his retirement from football despite the heart attack he suffered last May, the goalkeeper met on Wednesday of last week with the new secretary of state, Irene Lozano. Casillas wanted to know if the Higher Sports Council approve the electoral advance requested by Luis Rubiales. An unequivocal symptom that he has an interest in federal elections. An electoral delay beyond the Eurocup not only would it give you more time to curdle a candidacy, but it could also influence the elections according to the result of Spain in the Eurocup.Iker Casillas is now in the phase of obtaining support. But on the way out I would have a good part of the votes that professional football gathers. Javier Thebes, Rubiales’ intimate enemy, controls the bulk of the First and Second clubs. David Aganzo, president of the AFE and once a friend of Rubiales, would influence the players. Total, Casillas would have about 40 votes in favor. I would still be far from 73 that would require to win by absolute majority. But it would have fishing grounds to try, mainly among the non-professional clubs it controls ProLiga and it may also be among one of the professional coaches with the right to vote.By cons, and also on paper, Rubial numbers are more buoyant. The president would have the support of 18 of the 19 Territorials, all but Madrid. This group controls, in turn, another 60 votes because each Autonomy He has ancestry over his clubs, his players and coaches and his referees. Only with this part of the cake, except surprises, Rubiales would win the elections. In addition, each president waters in each legislature with millions of euros to the territorial federations, as he did Villar during his almost 30 years of president.last_img read more

The points that Madrid manages for Achraf’s return

first_imgStar numbers in the BundesligaAchraf has stuck the lug in the two-year loan at Borussia Dortmund. He went from incognito to a real event in the Bundesliga. In his first season he was not a starter until the fifth day, but since then he became a cornerstone for Lucien Favre, who gave him weight in the team and confidence in his game. In his first year in yellow, he scored three goals and gave seven assists in 2,349 minutes and was named the Bundesliga’s best ‘rookie’ in September and October. Notable numbers for a premiere. But his second year has been one of his final drive: seven goals and ten assists in 2,900 minutes.. A record of services that, in the eyes of Madrid, make him already a player made for the Bernabéu’s demand after two years cooking in Germany.BERND THISSEN & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>BERND THISSEN (AFP) With goalIn a squad in need of a goal after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, Bale’s lack of leadership and blindness to Jovic’s goal, any contribution is embraced by Chamartín. This season, Zidane has managed to make the second line dare and put his shoulder on the scoring issue but the arrival of Achraf would contribute to another rung. Lateral of enormous route and arrival to the area, He has shown ease for the goal (when he arrived in the lower categories of Madrid he played as a forward). In fact, the seven goals he has scored this season (ten in total at Borussia) would place him as Real Madrid’s second top scorer, tied with Ramos and Rodrygo and only surpassed by Benzema (19).SpeedTo that versatility and ease to see goal, we must add the Achraf’s extraordinary physique and speed within the reach of very few. However, last December he broke the Bundesliga speed record. Against Leipzig, in December, It reached 36.2 km / h in the race, a mark that had never been achieved before in the German championship. He replaced the right back of the Koln Kingsley Ehizibue (35.85 km / h)Lars Baron & nbsp; (Bongarts / Getty Images) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Lars Baron (Bongarts / Getty Images) Your ageAs reported by AS on February 12, at Real Madrid they planned to face next summer the start of the reconstruction of a squad in which up to seven players are 30 years old or older (Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo, Kroos, Modric, Bale and Benzema) and Achraf’s name appears in that Renove Plan for his youth. At 21 he is seen as the ideal complement for Carvajal who, although he is 28 years old, wants to regulate himself in football that is increasingly loaded with matches. It is also supported by the ‘Valdebebas factor’, that is, being a product of the White Factory that also enjoys the approval of the fans.The coronavirus crisisThe COVID-19 pandemic will condition the next transfer markets. The coronavirus has blown up the budgets of the clubs, which now have no income (television rights, tickets, subscriptions …) and are trying to stay afloat by reducing the wages of players and workers. In this new context, Madrid is faced with many duties due to its policy of attracting young talent and its policy of assignments. Achraf is part of that policy, although in his case it was not difficult for Madrid to have him nominated as a youth squad. His return would be a master stroke: He would shield the right back with a player already made for the elite after his German army and would do so at zero cost. Of course, the player also has his position: he does not want to return at any price. His desire is to play and not cut a promotion that has led him to star in covers in Spain and Germany. PolyvalenceAnother trick that plays in Achraf’s favor is his versatility. His natural position on the right side, but also works perfectly on the left (with Morocco he has played in that position regularly) and even as an insider. Lucien Favre, his coach at Borussia, has expressed his conditions. Last season he alternated as a lateral player on both flanks and in this he has advanced his position. Real Madrid wants Achraf Hakimi (21 years old) to be part of next season’s squad. The coronavirus pandemic has stopped football, but not club planning, where, despite the fact that this campaign is still in the air, several plans have already been drawn up. And one of them is the return of the Moroccan winger, who has been on loan for two years at Borussia Dortmund. The player dreams of succeeding in white, although his priority is to play. In Madrid they are aware of this scenario, but they trust that Zidane will convince him that, despite Carvajal being there, he will have an important role. Also, They don’t want to put Achraf on a silver platter in half Europe. His contract ends in 2021 and he is obliged to renew him this summer or sell him to prevent him from leaving the next one for free (currently not contemplated). In Chamartín they want the Moroccan to play next season at the Bernabéu. Below, we detail the main reasons that Madrid puts on the table to justify this return.last_img read more

BPL Reviews

first_imgSATURDAY, OCTOBER 24ARSENAL 2EVERTON 1GOALS:-ARSENAL: GIROUD 36; KOSCIELNY 38. EVERTON: BARKLEY 44.Arsenal rose to the top of the Barclays Premier League for the first time in 20 months in an ultimately nervous encounter with Everton. After beating Bayern Munich in the Champions League, the Gunners then overcame Everton with two first-half goals from Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny. Ross Barkley’s deflected effort gave Everton hope but Arsenal held on, though only for 24 hours before the Manchester derby.ASTON VILLA 1SWANSEA CITY 2GOALS:-VILLA: J AYEW 62. SWANSEA: SIGURDSSON 68; A AYEW 87.Tim Sherwood was sacked by Aston Villa less than 24 hours after the manager saw his side suffer a sixth straight Barclays Premier League defeat and drop to the bottom. Villa are 19th after Swansea’s Andre Ayew netted a late winner for the Welshmen. His brother, Jordan Ayew, had given Villa the lead, but within six minutes Swansea were level through Gylfi Sigurdsson. Swansea’s 87th-minute winner prompted Sherwood’s departure after just eight months in charge.LEICESTER CITY 1CRYSTAL PALACE 0GOAL:-LEICESTER: VARDY 59.England striker Jamie Vardy became only the fifth Englishman to score in seven successive Barclays Premier League games with Leicester’s winner against Crystal Palace. Vardy pounced after Brede Hangeland’s mistake, lifting the ball over Wayne Hennessey and firing home from close range. Late on, Palace were denied a penalty when Christian Fuchs appeared to handle in the box.NORWICH CITY 0WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1GOAL:-WBA: RONDON 46.Norwich City suffered a third straight defeat in the Barclays Premier League after Salomon Rondon’s header secured a third away win of the season for West Bromwich Albion. Craig Dawson wasted a good chance for West Brom when he headed over unmarked before Rondon’s winner.STOKE CITY 0 WATFORD 2GOALS:-DEENEY 43; ADBI 69.Troy Deeney and Almen Abdi both scored as Watford spoiled Mark Hughes’s 100th game in charge of Stoke. Deeney claimed his first goal in the Barclays Premier League with a low effort from Odion Ighalo’s pass just before half-time. And Ighalo was provider again when he fed Abdi, who sent his drive beyond Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland.WEST HAM UNITED 2CHELSEA 1GOALS:-ZARATE 17; CARROLL 79. CHELSEA: CAHILL 56.Chelsea who had midfielder Nemanja Matic and manager JosÈ Mourinho sent off, and suffered when sub Andy Carroll claimed a late winner for West Ham. Mauro Zarate fired the Hammers in front when Chelsea failed to clear a corner. Matic was red-carded after being booked twice in nine minutes before the break. Mourinho followed after speaking to referee Jon Moss at half-time. Gary Cahill levelled, but Carroll’s header took the Hammers third in the table.last_img read more

Raptors beat Pacers in Kyle Lowry’s return

first_imgThailand fires coach Milovan Rajevac after AFC Asian Cup loss to India Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ “He was really good tonight,” Nurse said.Green matched his season high with five 3-pointers and Toronto hit 17 of 33 from long range, one shy of its season best.“They were the aggressors all night long,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. “We never really established that we could stop them.”It was the fifth time this season the Raptors have faced a team that had won at least five straight games. Toronto is now 3-2 in such encounters, also beating Miami on Dec. 26 and Milwaukee on Saturday.“Hopefully this will be an eye-opener for us, and realize we’ve got a lot of work to do if we want to get to where we want to be,” Indiana’s Victor Oladipo said.Bojan Bogdanovic scored 21 points, Domantas Sabonis had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Oladipo scored 16 points for Indiana. The Pacers have lost five straight and 14 of the past 16 against the Raptors.Thaddeus Young scored 14 points and Darren Collison had 11.Indiana has won 13 of its past 16, losing twice to Toronto and once to Cleveland in that span. The Raptors rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat the Pacers 99-96 on Dec. 19.“This is a tough place to play,” McMillan said. “They make it a tough place to play, and we haven’t had success here in a number of years.”Both teams shot better than 60 percent in the first quarter but the Raptors made six of nine attempts from 3-point range to lead 37-35. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Serge Ibaka scored 18 points, while Lowry had 12 points and eight assists after missing the previous six games because of a sore lower back.“He’s a big piece of what we’re tying to do here,” Powell said. “It seemed like he hasn’t missed a beat.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissKawhi Leonard rested on the second night of a back-to-back, but Lowry played 32 minutes and shot 4 for 10, going 2 for 6 from 3-point range.“Good to be out there with my guys,” Lowry said. “It felt good to be able to help them get a win.” LATEST STORIES UP NEXTPacers: Visit Cleveland on Tuesday night.Raptors: Host Atlanta on Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) drives between Indiana Pacers guard Cory Joseph (6) and guard Tyreke Evans (12) during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Kyle Lowry returned from injury to help the Toronto Raptors extend a run of home dominance over the Indiana Pacers.Norman Powell scored a season-high 23 points, Pascal Siakam had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and the Raptors beat Indiana 121-105 on Sunday night, snapping the Pacers’ six-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers The Pacers lost their 11th consecutive game north of the border. Indiana’s most recent win Toronto was March 1, 2013.Lowry also had three steals and three rebounds, and took a pair of charges.“There’s about 32 other things out there that you’re not seeing that he’s doing that don’t get recorded on the stat sheet,” coach Nick Nurse said.Danny Green scored 15 points and Fred VanVleet had 12 as the Raptors returned from a victory in Milwaukee on Saturday to win their fifth straight at home.Powell made 10 of 12 shots and scored 11 points in the final quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Powell scored 10 points in the second and Toronto led 70-63 at halftime. Ibaka had 10 in the third as the Raptors took a 96-84 edge into the final quarter.“Everybody was wide open tonight,” McMillan said.TIP-INSPacers: C Myles Turner (right shoulder) was not available. Sabonis made his second start of the season. … All five starters scored at least 10 points.Raptors: Powell’s career high is 30, set at Brooklyn on April 13, 2016. … Lowry and Leonard have played together in 21 of Toronto’s 42 games. … Lowry had not played since Dec. 22 at Philadelphia. He missed the four games before that because of a sore left thigh.BENCH BOUNCES BACKToronto got more bench points in the first quarter (six) than it did in all of Saturday’s win at Milwaukee (five). The Raptors finished with 52 bench points.“We talked about coming out and setting a tone, bringing the energy and playing our game,” Powell said.KAWHI RESTSLeonard has been held out of at least one game of all eight back-to-backs so far this season, one year after being limited to nine games with San Antonio because of a quadriceps injury. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Stars’ backup stymies Ducks

first_img“It was a big game for us and a big two points,” Smith said. “That’s a great team over there. They have a lot of firepower.” Smith, who got the start in place of No. 1 goalie Marty Turco, made sliding saves on prime scoring chances by Travis Moen and Todd Marchant in the first five minutes of the third period to preserve the shutout. Turco had taken the loss in Dallas’ past three meetings with the Ducks this season. The Ducks held a 13-3 edge in those three games. Smith, who recently received a two-year contract extension, made his first start since Dec. 14 against the New York Rangers as Stars coach Dave Tippett wanted to throw a change at the Ducks. “I thought about it yesterday afternoon and I thought, `You know what, let’s go in this direction,”‘ Tippett said. “Turco’s luck hasn’t been good against Anaheim so we decided to switch it up today.” The Stars, 7-2-1 in their past 10 games, now have 68 points – six behind the first-place Ducks in the Pacific Division. “This was a big win for us,” Stars defenseman Philippe Boucher said. “They’ve been on top all year long. Hopefully, if we play well, we’ll get a chance to catch them at the end.” DALLAS – Mike Smith is making the most of his surprise starts. The rookie goalie stopped 32 shots for his third shutout in seven starts, and Jussi Jokinen scored a power-play goal early in the third period to lift the Dallas Stars to a 1-0 victory over the Ducks on Saturday. center_img Jokinen used the skills that make him so dangerous in the shootout tiebreaker to break up the scoreless game. Jokinen, who has registered only two goals in his past 20 games, is a career 15 of 21 in shootouts. With Moen in the penalty box for interference, Dallas’ Sergei Zubov connected with Jokinen on a long lead pass. Jokinen skated past two defenders and beat Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere with a nifty move on the forehand at 4:13 for his 11th goal. “I tried keeping it similar to the shootout,” Jokinen said. “(Zubov) is one of the best passers in the league and he sprung me with a great pass.” Dallas stopped all six Ducks power plays. The Ducks are 0 of 16 with the man advantage in the past four games. “We have not executed to the level we’re capable of, specifically on the power play,” Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. “We need to get more desperate.” Giguere made 20 saves for the slumping Ducks, 3-6-1 in their past 10 games. They held a 20-minute postgame meeting. “Every game is going to be like a playoff game from here on out,” Ducks defenseman Chris Pronger said. “Every team we play is going to try to prove something or achieve something against us.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

I always knew Lampard would be a pivotal player for Man City, reveals Pellegrini

first_imgManuel Pellegrini has insisted he always knew Frank Lampard would play an important role for Manchester City following the midfielder’s match-winning display against Leicester City.The ex-Chelsea star slipped home the only goal of the game in a 1-0 triumph at the King Power Stadium as he used his cunning to evade the clutches of the Foxes’ defenders six yards from goal.And although Lampard was only making his third start of the campaign, the Chilean revealed he felt the 36-year-old would be a key star for the Blues during his loan spell, which is due to end on January 1, 2015, and not just a bit-part player.Pellegrini said: “When I [asked] him to stay here because he has nothing to do in New York before January he accepted [the offer] and I proposed it to him because I was absolutely sure he would be an important player for us during the season.“One of the reasons why Frank [Lampard] played today is he can score, especially at the moment when our strikers are not at their best, because we have two of them injured and Edin Dzeko couldn’t play, and I’m very happy for him and the team he scored again.”last_img read more


first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has revealed how dedicated fans are sending money from Ireland to relatives in England so they can vote for him on Strictly Come Dancing.Daniel and Kristina.Irish fans are prevented from voting for the Donegal singing sensation on the BBC show.But fans of the singer are going to all lengths to keep the star on the show. “I have heard that and it shows true dedication. It really does show the lengths people are going to back me.“I would like to thank all my fans and people who know me. Some people would have known me and known what I do but others have never heard of me and it’s great to meet new people,” he said.Daniel performs on either Friday or Saturday night on the show and admit that he is “terrified.”“I don’t know whether I’m coming or going. I’m terrified. I don’t even know which night I’m on. “I don’t know what song I’m dancing to and I don’t even know what I’ll be wearing,” he said.Daniel said his dance partner Kristina Rihanoff, 37, is keeping him straight every step of the way.And he said the Siberian stunner knows by some strange facial expressions how much pressure Daniel is under.“When I am under pressure I have this habit of sticking my tongue out. When I am concentrating and trying to get a step right, Kristina keeps telling me to get my tongue in,” laugh Daniel.FANS SENDING MONEY TO ENGLAND SO RELATIVES CAN VOTE FOR DANIEL! was last modified: September 21st, 2015 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

Scam time in Valley

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The Cornwells took the check to their local Washington Mutual branch and asked the teller to determine whether it was legitimate. After inspecting the check and calling Bank of the West, which issued it, a bank official told them it was a forgery. The scam artists are using forged check from a La Palma company called Multi Sales Inc., a wholesale distributor of garage door and gate operators. The checks appear real, with signatures of two Multi Sales employees, although the street addresses are incomplete. Officials from Multi Sales said eight forged checks have been deposited or turned in to area banks by victims, all of whom live in the Valley. “The signatures are forged,” said Laurie, the company’s controller, who asked that her last name not be used so the culprits have as little information about the company as possible. “I would guess that somebody found a check, or maybe a check was lost. “It’s caused us a major problem. We can’t do banking the way we normally do. They’ve put a caution on our account.” The ploy is similar to so-called phishing scams that have become common on the Internet in recent years, including e-mails from Nigeria that inundate junk-mail folders and draw in unsuspecting victims. A report released this week by America Online and the National Cyber Security Alliance said one in four Internet users receives such e-mails each month, and 70 percent of those who receive them believe they’re real. “This is a new variation,” said Ken McGuire, a supervisory special agent with the FBI who investigates such scams. “What they’re trying to do is nickel-and-dime people in a way that hides their identity and provides them with this flow of ill-gotten gain.” The FBI’s Los Angeles office receives about 40 complaints a week about such scams, 20 directly to their office and 20 referred by other agencies, McGuire said. But officials said they believe that’s just the tip of the iceberg – many victims are too embarrassed to go to the authorities when they’ve been had. And it’s difficult to track down and prosecute those responsible. “If it’s more than just a couple of times, if there’s a number of people that have been duped, there’s a strong likelihood we can prosecute the person,” McGuire said. “But in many fraud cases, the money is long since spent by the time law enforcement figures out who did it.” The Canadian lottery scam is prevalent enough that the FBI and the Canadian government have task forces targeting it. A Los Angeles-based FBI agent has been deployed to Vancouver to investigate such claims, Assistant U.S. Attorney Ellyn Lindsay said. The penalty for a mail or wire fraud conviction could be between 10 years and 15 years in prison, Lindsay said. “It may be kind of the scam du jour, but things like this have been done in the past, too,” she said. “Especially for seniors, it’s devastating emotionally. People have been wiped out, elderly people have had to go back to work, and it takes a toll emotionally and even physically.” Josh Kleinbaum, (818) 713-3669 josh.kleinbaum@dailynews.com If you think you’ve been the victim of a scam, contact the FBI at (310) 477-6565 or www.fbi.gov; or the Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! When Bill and Louise Cornwell got a letter from a Canadian company saying they’d won $92,000, they thought it could be true. Bill had just taken a trip to Canada, where he’d entered some sort of contest at a local business. The Cornwells exchanged a series of letters and e-mails with a company called Regal Financial Services Ltd., and eventually received a check for $2,557.11, with instructions to deposit the check and wire the identical sum back to the company to receive the full winnings. That’s when they discovered the check was forged, and they were targets of a new scam aimed at senior citizens in the San Fernando Valley. “You get excited when you get a letter saying you won $92,000,” said Louise Cornwell, 65. “We’d like to believe it was legitimate, but now that I look at all the things that didn’t add up …” last_img read more

Search called off for missing boater

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ENTURA – Rescuers called off a search for an 18-year-old man who was missing after the boat he and his family occupied overturned Friday about 100 feet from the Ventura Harbor. The Ventura County Fire Department responded to a call of an overturned, 14-foot Boston Whaler about 1 p.m., said Nathan Wigert, a spokesman for the department. Three members of the family, a father, a son and a daughter, were able to swim to shore. They were taken to a nearby hospital for observation, said Capt. Ron Nelson of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. The boat also was recovered, but rescuers from the sheriff’s department said the search for the 18-year-old was suspended because of high waves, deep fog, and darkness, Nelson said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remakelast_img read more