RBC girls finish 23-1-1 BY WARREN RAPPLEYEA Correspondent After losing the past two years in the finals of the NJSIAA Non-Public A Tournament to Immaculate Heart Academy (IHA), the Red Bank Catholic High School girls soccer team fought IHA to a 1-1 tie last Thursday at The College of New Jersey. As a result the two teams are co-champions. Red Bank Catholic’s Olivia DeFelice (r) wins control of the ball from Immaculate Heart Academy’s Stefanie Scholz during the second half of the NJSIAA Non-Public A state championship match played Nov. 18 at The College of New Jersey in Ewing Township. The teams played to a 1-1 tie and shared the state championship. ERIC SUCAR staff From the start of the season, Caseys coach Ken Santos said his team’s goal was to win Non-Public A, and RBC was determined not to lose to the Blue Eagles for the third straight year. “The girls worked hard all season just to get to this point,” he said. “I thought we played very well and we were right there with them [IHA].” RBC and Immaculate Heart battled through a scoreless first half as the two teams got a feel for the game and began testing each other. Mackenzie Cowley put the Caseys in front in the 51st minute when she took a pass from Kelly Dolan and tucked the ball into the open space high on the right side of the net. It marked the first time RBC had been in front of IHA in the three championship games. The lead, however, was short lived as the Blue Eagles tied things up less than five minutes later when Mary Jane White booted in her own rebound. Both teams had chances to win the contest, and RBC’s Danielle Colaprico hit the cross bar on a free kick late in the game. The Blue Eagles had a good chance with time running out but their shot sailed over the net. While Santos conceded that a win would have been preferable, the RBC coach noted that both teams played well enough to win. The Caseys last won a state championship in 2005, when they shared the title with Pingry after the two teams played to a scoreless tie in the final. “I’m very proud of our girls, they played a great game against a great team,” Santos said. The state title culminates an outstanding campaign for the Caseys, who went 23-1-1 and won four championships (B North Division, Shore Conference Tournament, Non-Public A South sectional and State Non-Public A). In Non-Public A, RBC worked its way to the championship game by downing Bishop Eustace, 5-1, defeating Notre Dame, 5-0, and edging Paul VI, 5-3, in penalty kicks in a game played at Holmdel High School on Nov. 11. The later victory came on a penalty-kick goal by Kelly Dolan and gave the Caseys the Non- Public A South title for the third straight season. Goalkeeper Lisa Capelli also scored in the penalty-kick shoot-out. Cowley scored in regulation for Santos’ team. RBC’s only loss came against Colts Neck in a Shore Conference B North Division contest at the end of the regular season. Despite the loss, the Caseys won the first of their four championships outright.
The two teams leading the championship race since the turn of the year, Apoel and Apollon clash at the GSP stadium where a win for the home side will leave them needing just a point from the remaining two games to clinch the title for the seventh year running.Apollon, who trail their opponents by three points, can only realistically hope of finishing above them if they win at the GSP stadium. They will also need Apoel to drop further points from their final two games because if they finish level on points, the champions will remain top, courtesy of their better head to head duals, having won all three times the sides met this season.However there is a third team with a chance of pipping both favourites to the post and that is AEK. The Larnaca team was trailing by over 10 points at the beginning of the year but they have gradually clawed their way nearer to the top and are now six points off the lead.Should Apollon leave Nicosia with the three points and AEK overcome Nea Salamina they will be three points off the top and the following week they travel to Limassol to play against Apollon.However whatever the outcome of the games this weekend Apoel will remain the title favourites.Even though a draw will favour Apoel it is highly unlikely that their Italian coach Paolo Tramezzani will park a bus in front of goal looking for a point that will maintain their three point cushion.Their most accomplished defender Carlao is suspended for the game while Greek midfielder Savvas Gentzoglou is still struggling with a hamstring strain. All other players are at the disposal of the Italian.For the first part of the season Apollon tormented their opponents with their fast flowing attacking football with a lot of pundits dubbing them as the next champions before the turn of the year.However in the past couple of months, injuries to key players and tiredness from a long Europa League campaign have seen their form slump dropping points against all but one of the top six teams.The two week Easter break has worked in their favour, not only allowing their players to rest but also giving the chance to key players Esteban Sachetti, Valentin Roberge, Mustapha Carayol and Fotis Papoulis to overcome their injuries and be fit for their ‘final’.The sad thing about this potential championship decider is that Apoel managed to sell just 400 tickets for the game (excluding season ticket holders) while the travelling fans will be less than 200.However a giant screen will be erected outside the stadium for the Apoel fans to watch the game. The running joke is that there will be more fans outside the stadium rather than inside.AEK’s can keep their slim championship hopes alive only if they defeat Nea Salamina at the Arena stadium.However it will not be an easy task as Nea Salamina are playing without any pressure in the playoffs and have picked up points against all the top three teams.In the final championship group game AEL take on Omonia in a game of little significance. AEL will have their thoughts on the upcoming Cup final where they will meet Apoel while Omonia is expected to give a number youngsters an opportunity to test their abilities in the top flight.Saturday: Apoel v Apollon, AEK v Nea Salamina, AEL v OmoniaSunday: Doxa v Alki, Anorthosis v Pafos FC, Enosis v ErmisAll 6 games start at 19.00
Tundo, who is chasing a record six wins on the Safari Rally, treated spectators to some exhilarating displays on the day’s 4.8km stage.Reigning African Rally Champion Manvir Baryan and his British partner Drew Sturrock had to contend with playing second fiddle to Tundo, but as experts say, it’s still early days.Baryan who is also the Africa Rally Championship (ARC) leader settled for fifth incidentally 04.3 seconds behind Tundo.Tundo’s team-mate Onkar Rai was third fastest, losing out to Gomes by just 1 millisecond, meaning only 4.3 seconds separates the leading four crews heading into Saturday.The 2013 ARC champion Jassy Singh made a positive start to his third Safari with fourth place on day one. The son of legendary Muna Singh has yet to finish the grueling Safari in two attempts.The Zambian speed merchant completed the super special in a time of 04.00.1 minutes, 3 milliseconds faster than Manvir to sit fifth overall.This year’s Safari has attracted fans from as far afield as Ndola, Lusaka, Dar es Salaam and Kampala.Organizers ran a twin track ostensibly to offer spectators scintillating neck and neck action. A total of 48 drivers started the event which is also counts towards the FIA ARC.President Uhuru Kenyatta flagged off the first 10 cars and was among the thousands of spectators who graced the super special.Day 1 (Leg1A) featured only one stage after the 13km Gatamaiyo Forest stage was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.Following the cancellation of SS2 Gatamaiyo, rally traffic proceeded to overnight parc ferme at Naivasha’s Sopa Lodge.But prior to parc ferme, there was regroup and service to help competitors repair the cars ahead of day two.Cars restart Day Two (Leg 1B) at Sopa this morning (7am) and will repeat three stages around Elementaita (21.20km), Sleeping Warrior (27.08km) and Soysambu (22.00km) which will also be the designated spectator stage. Safari Rally Leg 1A –Top 26 Results 1.Carl Tundo /Tim Jessop – (Ken- Evo X ) 03.56.0minutes2.Leroy Gomes /Gomes Urshlla – (Zam- Ford Fiesta R5) 03.59.6Onkar Rai/ Dawe Gareth – (Ken -Scoda Fabia R5) 03.59.74.Jassy Singh/Sahid Khan –(Subaru Impreza) 04.00.15.Manvir Bayan /Drew Sturrock – (Ken-UK-Skoda Fabia R5) 04.00.36.Tejveer Rai/Gavin Laurence– (Ken- Evo X) 04.01.97.Ian Duncan /Anthony Nielsen –(Ken -Evo X) 04.03.08.Giancarlo Davite/ Sylvia Vindevogel- (Bur Bel/Bur Evo X R4) 04.09.09.Ronald Ssebaguzi/Leon Ssenyange (-Ug- Evo X) 04.09.410.Baldev Chager / Ravi Soni – (Ken – Evo X-R4) 04.09.811.Eric Bengi- Ken- Tuta Mionki – (Ken – Evo X) 04.12.1Izhar Mirza/Kavit Dave – ( Ken Mitsubishi Evo 10) 04.12.913.Jasmeet Chana – Ken Ravi Chana – (Ken Evo X) 04.13.314.Yassin Nasser Ali Katumba – (UG Subaru Impreza) 04.13.5Ammar Haq- Ken Victor Okundi- (Ken -Evo X) 04.15.716.Duncan Mubiru/Musa Nsubuga – (UG Evo X) 04.17.817.Paras Pandya/Falgun Bhojak – (Ken Evo X) 04.20.8Karan Patel /James Mwangi – (Ken- Evo X) 04.21.419.Mahesh Halai/ Ketan Halai – (Ken- Subaru Impreza) 04.26.3Kepher Walubi/ Anthony Mugambwa (UG- Evo X) 04.27.621.Christakis Fitidis/Veer Dadar – (UG/TZ- Evo X) 04.31.722.Hussein Malik/Linet Ayuko –(Ken EvoX) 04.39.623.Issa Amwari/ Job Njiru –(Ken -Evo X-R4) 04.44.924.Minesh Rathod/Shameer Yusuf- (Ken -Evo X) 04.50.225.Aakif Virani /Azhar Bhatti –(Ken- Subaru Impreza) 04.52.3Moez Malik – Ken- Steven Njenga – Ken- Subaru Impreza) 05.19.60Shares0000(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tundo holds 3 second lead after Kasarani super specialNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 5 – Title holder Carl “Flash” Tundo took an early 03.6 second overnight lead on the World Rally Championship (WRC) Candidate Safari Rally over Zambian Leroy Gomes after the opening Super Special at Kasarani on Friday.Driving a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 10-R4 and navigated by Tim Jessop, the five-time Safari Rally winner clocked 03.56.0 minutes before an enthusiastic audience of about 5,000 spectators who witnessed firsthand the hair-raising thrills on a ‘fast and furious’ twin track.
TAYLOR, B.C. – District of Taylor Council gave the first three readings to a Temporary Borrowing Bylaw at a recent Council Meeting.The proposed Bylaw (No. 831, 2019), if adopted, would allow the District to access short term financing so that the costs associated with the ‘Parcel Z subdivision’ can be paid.Located along Spruce Street, this parcel is a 22-acre piece of District property that includes 50 lots for new single-family homes.- Advertisement -At a Council Meeting on January 21, the District was looking to change the name from ‘Parcel Z’ to a name that honours former Mayor Fred Jarvis.Based on the existing approvals the District can borrow up to $4,224,285.The Bylaw must go through four readings before final approval.Advertisement
Mattel Inc. on Monday reported a 15 percent increase in its second-quarter profit on global sales of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels toy cars, although U.S. Barbie sales fell for the second consecutive quarter. The toy maker posted net income of $43.1 million, or 11 cents per share, compared with $37.4 million, or 10 cents per share, a year ago. Revenue totaled $1.02 billion, up from $957.7 million in the year-ago period. The company’s profit matched expectations of analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial, although revenue fell below the $1.03 billion analysts were looking for. The company’s boys’ brands fared better, with sales of Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars up 15 percent worldwide. Sales from lines connected with films or TV shows fell 2 percent in the quarter, although the company said it continued to see strong sales from toys related to the animated film “Cars,” released last year by The Walt Disney Co.’s Pixar Animation Studios. Last year’s second quarter also included strong sales of products from the Warner Bros. film “Superman.” Sales of the company’s Fisher Price line, including infant, newborn and preschool electronics, were up 10 percent worldwide. Mattel said revenue from its American Girls line fell 10 percent worldwide. The company will introduce a new historical doll in the second half of the year, its first in five years. American Girls boutiques are also scheduled to open in Atlanta and Dallas. Analysts said they were pleased with the quarter overall, with international sales picking up the slack of falling domestic revenue in some cases. The continued strong sale of “Cars” merchandise was a surprise, as was an increase in the company’s gross profit margin, said Sean McGowan, an analyst with Wedbush Morgan Securities Inc. He said fans of Mattel’s American Girls line were holding off their purchases until the latest doll in the series is released later this year. Mattel seemed poised to do well in the second half of the year, the busiest season for toy sales, McGowan said. The company did not buy back shares in the second quarter. For the first six months of the year, Mattel’s net income fell 18.5 percent, to $55.1 million, or 14 cents per share, compared with $67.6 million, or 17 cents per share, in the same period last year. Revenue for the first six months increased 12 percent, to $1.960 billion, compared with $1.751 billion in the same period last year. Shares of Mattel rose 71 cents, or 2.7 percent, to close at $27.24. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The company said global gross sales for Barbie rose 6 percent, although that figure included a 4 percent gain from currency exchange rates. Barbie sales in the U.S. fell 5 percent in the quarter. The El Segundo-based company said it was hopeful that a new Barbie music player tied to a Web site will boost sales of the company’s flagship girls’ toy line in the second half of the year. “Both we and retailers feel good about the line,” Mattel chairman and chief executive Robert Eckert told analysts in a conference call. “I continue to feel good about where we are strategically, but we continue to have work to do in the U.S.,” he said.
“I woke up in the middle of the night and saw a white ghost in my closet,” he said. “I discovered I’d put a hole in my brand new white shirt. My mother and father were not amused.” Three in 10 have awakened sensing a strange presence in the room. For whatever it says about matrimony, singles are more likely than married people to say so. Fourteen percent – mostly men and lower-income people – say they have seen a UFO. Among them is Danny Eskanos, 44, an attorney in Palm Harbor, Fla., who says as a Colorado teenager he watched a bright light dart across the sky, making abrupt stops and turns. “I knew a little about airplanes and helicopters, and it was not that,” he said. “It’s one of those things that sticks in your mind.” Spells and witchcraft are more readily believed by urban dwellers, minorities and lower-earning people. Those who find credibility in ESP are more likely to be better educated and white – 51 percent of college graduates compared with 37 percent with a high school diploma or less, about the same proportion by which white believers outnumber minorities. Overall, the 48 percent who accept ESP is less than the 66 percent who gave that answer to a similar 1996 Newsweek question. One in five say they are at least somewhat superstitious, with young men, minorities, and the less educated more likely to go out of their way to seek luck. Twenty-six percent of urban residents – twice the rate of those from rural areas – said they are superstitious, while single men were more superstitious than unmarried women, 31 percent to 17 percent.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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“It kind of creeped you out,” she recalled this week. “I needed to get us out.” To put the roughly one-third who believe in ghosts and UFOs in perspective, it’s about the same as, in recent AP-Ipsos polls, the 36 percent who said they are baseball fans; the 37 percent who said the U.S. made the right decision to invade Iraq; and the 31 percent who approve of the job President George W. Bush is doing. A smaller but still substantial 23 percent say they have actually seen a ghost or believe they have been in one’s presence, with the most likely candidates for such visits including single people, Catholics and those who never attend religious services. By 31 percent to 18 percent, more liberals than conservatives report seeing a specter. Those who dismissed the existence of ghosts include Morris Swadener, 66, a Navy retiree from Kingston, Wash. He says he shot one with his rifle when he was a child. WASHINGTON – It was bad enough when the TV and lights inexplicably flicked on at night, Misty Conrad says. When her daughter began talking to an unseen girl named Nicole and neighbors said children had been murdered in the house, it was time to move. Put Conrad, a homemaker from Hampton, Va., firmly in the camp of the 34 percent of people who say they believe in ghosts, according to a pre-Halloween poll by The Associated Press and Ipsos. That’s the same proportion who believe in unidentified flying objects – exceeding the 19 percent who accept the existence of spells or witchcraft. Forty-eight percent believe in extrasensory perception, or ESP. But nearly half of you knew we were about to tell you that, right? Conrad, now 40, lived in Syracuse, Ind., when her family was scared from the house they rented.
1 Fans around the world have been captivated by Leicester’s stunning success story this season, with recent reports claiming football supporters are struggling to find Foxes shirts available in shops, with their strips largely sold out.But Walsh said nowhere has been as uplifted by the team’s run than the city of Leicester itself.“It’s taken over the whole city, I can see that and feel it,” he added.“That stadium is electric. You’ve got to come down to the ground to feel that atmosphere, there’s nothing like it in the Premier League. They’re creating something really exciting.“It has changed and it’s because of what’s happening at Leicester City football club.”Listen to Steve Walsh’s visit to the talkSPORT studios IN FULL above! Leicester City can avoid any last-minute hiccups and wrap up the Premier League title with three games to spare, according to the club’s former captain, Steve Walsh.The Foxes sit five points clear at the top flight summit and have just seven games to go to bring their remarkable campaign to a trophy-winning end.Claudio Ranieri’s men have a tricky run-in, with the team hosting in-form Everton and travelling to face Manchester United and Chelsea away in their final three games.But Walsh believes a decent run of results in April could see the Foxes deservedly lift the trophy ahead of time.Speaking exclusively to the Sports Bar, Walsh said: “We are the best team in the league there’s no doubt about it.“We’ve won the most games and lost the least, and we’ve done it by playing some very exciting football and with some very talented players we’ve unearthed.“The players are enjoying it. We’ve got a team spirit and a togetherness that could take them to the title, and I think it will.“I think the season will be over with three games to go. That’s a big statement, but I really think they could do that.“If you look at the fixtures, we’ve got some very winnable games coming up. We’ve got three home games April and then we’ve got Sunderland away, all in April. So, potentially, this is the month where we’re going to do it.“We’ve conceded ten goals in five months. We’re rock solid. We’re not giving anything away and we’re not making those silly mistakes. We’re a well drilled, well organised unit, and we’re probably one of the best and fastest counter-attacking teams I’ve seen.“This is an opportunity Leicester might not ever get again. And even if they don’t win the title in the end, that wouldn’t be a failure. What we’ve done this season is incredible.”
ALAMEDA – Absinthe can make the heart grow fonder – at least that’s the hope at St. George Spirits Inc., which has released 3,600 bottles of St. George Absinthe Verte for sale. The Alameda distillery is the first in the U.S. to sell absinthe since it was banned in 1912. Its first production run officially went on sale Friday at its tasting room and other Bay Area locations. Of the 1,800 bottles sent to distributors, 2,300 have been claimed, master distiller Lance Winters said with a slight smile. That means 500 bottles already are back-ordered. Absinthe, – which was reputed to have inspired Oscar Wilde, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway – has been legal in the United States since March, but St. George Spirits Inc. is the first American distillery making a foray into the absinthe arena. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonThe Alameda distillery in a former U.S. Navy airplane hangar sold a token bottle Dec. 3 so it would be the first American distillery to make absinthe in almost a century. “We wanted to legally record it in case someone else snuck in there,” said Winters, 42. Served straight, absinthe tastes like an anise explosion that gains heat and momentum as it heads to the gullet. With added water that “makes it more approachable,” Winters said, the green liquid turns milky, and the drink is smoother, the anise softer, all with a hint of sweetness and a finish of mint. The warehouse is empty except for stills and a small bottling operation. Gothic music reverberates to the high ceilings, making it an appropriate score while labeling the 120-proof green liquor. The label, featuring a monkey holding a cowbell and a femur, was a compromise. Seven designs were rejected by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for various reasons, including suggesting hallucinogenic use, Winters said. It was the drink of poets and artists, but not because of any psychoactive effects, Winters said. “It had to do with the distillers creating this drink as an art form,” he said. “That drink served as inspiration.” T.A. Breaux, creator of the Lucid Absinthe Superieure, an absinthe developed and distilled in France, was the first distiller to break into the American market, in March. “There has been a real resurgence of interest since the 1990s,” said Breaux, also an absinthe historian. “It started in Europe, but it did spread in the United States in the subculture. Now it’s popular because it’s the most controversial drink ever made.” According to a report by Richard Olsen from UCLA’s School of Medicine Department in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, absinthe was “widely regarded” as stimulating the imagination, as an aphrodisiac and as producing hallucinations. firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
MEETINGS WEDNESDAY The Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee will meet at 3:45 p.m. in the chamber office, 600 Hampshire Road, Suite 200, Westlake Village. Call (805) 370-0035. THURSDAY The Canoga Park-West Hills WorkSource Center will hold a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon at the WorkSource Center, 21010 Vanowen St., Canoga Park. Call (818) 596-4448. CONTINUING EVENTS TODAY The Stargazer Oriental Restaurant & Bar will host a business networking mixer at 5 p.m. at 6501 Fallbrook Ave., West Hills. Call (818) 704-6633. Temple City Toastmasters meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month at Live Oak Park, 10144 Bogue St., Temple City. Call (626) 444-1482. Pre-Paid Legal Services will meet at 7:15 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Call (818) 781-1111. The Winnetka Chamber of Commerce meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at Canoga Park Bowl, Canoga Park. Call (818) 348-6908. TUESDAY The YMCA’s Coed Service Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at various restaurants. For more information, call (818) 841-0387. The Sherman Oaks Leads Club meets at 7:30 a.m. at Marie Callender’s, 14743 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 985-9134 California Entrepreneur Women meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Carrows Restaurant, 18355 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Call (818) 996-4226. The Mayor’s Office of International Trade offers free International Trade Assistance the second Tuesday of each month at the Valley Economic Alliance, 5121 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 379-7000. The Business Works Networking Group meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Carol’s Restaurant, Northridge. Call (805) 497-0092. The Greater San Fernando Valley Business and Professional Women meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, call (818) 789-5414. The Kiwanis Club of Tarzana will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Paul’s Cafe, 18588 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Call (818) 996-1020. Business Network International, Lunch Bunch Chapter, will meet at noon at Carousel Restaurant, 150 E. Angeleno St., Burbank. Call (818) 519-1717, Ext. 220. The Professional Business Network of the San Fernando Valley will meet at 7:15 a.m. at IHOP, 19100 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. For more information, call (818) 345-4924 or log on to www.leads4business.com. The Network Advantage of Santa Clarita will meet at 7:15 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 702-9687. The Harbor chapter of Business Network International will meet at 7 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe in Ventura. For more information, call (805) 647-3600. The Optimist Club in Action meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Big Jim’s Restaurant, 8950 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Sun Valley. Call (818) 785-2877. The International Association of Administrative Professionals, Satellite Chapter, meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Chaminade College Preparatory, 10210 Oakdale Ave., Chatsworth. Call (818) 704-0763. BizNet Online magazine will host a networking breakfast from 8 to 9:30 at Denny’s Restaurant, 9001 Tampa Blvd., Northridge. Call (818) 892-7883, Ext. 6, or visit the Web site at www.biznetonline.com. Burbank Business Network International will meet at 7 a.m. at the Carousel Restaurant Holiday Inn, 105 E. Angeleno Ave., Burbank. Call Harvey Branman at (818) 954-9294. The Business Referral Group of Tarzana will meet from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the International House of Pancakes, 19100 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Call (818) 881-4900. The Computer Users Group meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Granada Pavilion, 11128 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills. Call Mariam Radcliffe at (818) 249-1629 or visit the Web site at www.tugnet.org. Empowerment Systems workshop: “Helping Achievers Succeed.” Call Steve Chichester at (661) 287-4753. Crescenta Valley Chapter of Ali Lassen’s Leads Club will meet at 7:15 a.m. at the Decadence Espresso Bar, 3820 Ocean View Blvd., Montrose. Call (800) 767-7337. LeTip of Calabasas will meet at 7 a.m. at Marmalade Cafe, 4783 Commons Way, Calabasas. Call Glenn Neely at (800) 617-5626, Ext. 210. LeTip of Santa Clarita will meet at 7:15 a.m. at the International House of Pancakes, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call Dr. John at (661) 222-9021. Motivated Toastmasters will meet from 6:50 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 5525 Sepulveda Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (310) 979-5777. North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Senior Services Networking Cluster will meet at noon at Carrows Restaurant, Devonshire St., Chatsworth. Pre-Paid Legal Services will meet Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Glendale Hilton Hotel, 100 Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. Call (818) 781-1111. Open House Toastmasters meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Pinocchio’s restaurant, 3103 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. Call Jackie Prince at (818) 845-4331 or e-mail email@example.com. Power Partners of Santa Clarita will meet at 7 a.m. at Marie Callender’s, Magic Mountain Parkway and The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 298-5330. Premier Business Xchange will meet at 7:15 a.m. at the Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills. Call (818) 832-1463. Rising Star Toastmasters meets from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Frank’s Restaurant, 6005 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood. (818) 982-9999. The Thousand Oaks Leads Club will meet at 7 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 400 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Call (805) 371-0188. The Warner Center Rotary Club will meet for breakfast from 8 to 9 at Dilbeck/James R. Gary, 21747 Erwin St., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 347-2210. The Zonta Club of Conejo Valley meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks. Call Sandra Cherry at (800) 266-2077. WEDNESDAY Business Network International of Northridge will have a breakfast meeting at 7 at Mimi’s Cafe, 19710 Nordhoff Place. Call Marty Laff at (818) 886-4670. The Greater Los Angeles Professionals chapter of Experience Unlimited meets the first Wednesday of each month at the WorkSource Center, 21010 Vanowen St., Canoga Park. Call (818) 596-4432. The Leads Club of Calabasas will meet at 7:15 a.m. at Weiler’s Deli, 22323 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. Call (818) 915-2600. The Valley International Trade Association hosts a business networking breakfast seminar the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 at 5121 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 379-7000. LeTip of Encino will meet at 7 a.m. at the Encino Glen Restaurant, 16821 Burbank Blvd., Encino. Call (818) 788-0011. Valley Business Network will meet at 7 a.m. at the Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills. Call (818) 705-4866. The San Fernando Valley Council of Beta Sigma Phi, International Woman’s Cultural, Social and Philanthropic Organizations meets at 8 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at 16916 San Fernando Mission Blvd., Granada Hills. Call (818) 508-4705. Kiwanis International, the Burbank Noon Club, will meet at noon at the YMCA in Burbank. Call (818) 954-9294. The Rotary Club of Mid San Fernando Valley meets each Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. at Coco’s Family Restaurant, 16835 Sherman Way, Van Nuys. Call (661) 294-7030. The Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club meets at 7:30 a.m. each Wednesday at the Plug Nickel Restaurant, 717 Lakefield Road, Westlake Village. Call (805) 371-0122. The Conejo Valley Optimist Club meets each Wednesday at noon at the Plug Nickel Restaurant, 717 Lakefield Road, Westlake Village. Call (805) 375-6975. Pre-Paid Legal Services will meet at 7 p.m. at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel, 15433 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 781-1111. The Rotary Club of Van Nuys will meet at noon at the 94th Aero Squadron, 16320 Raymer St., Van Nuys. Call (818) 700-1939. Executive Toastmasters Club 412 meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Acapulco, 385 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. The Pacemasters Toastmasters club will meet at 11:45 a.m. at St. Jude Medical, 15900 Valley View Court, Sylmar. Call (818) 493-3203 or log on to www.pacesetter.com/toastmasters.htm. The Mid-Valley Chapter of Business Network International will meet at 7 a.m. at Bakers Square, 17921 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. Call (818) 667-8967. The Northridge Leads Club will meet at 7:15 a.m. at Marie Callender’s, 19310 Business Center Drive, Northridge. Call (800) 767-7337. Business Network International, the Power Professionals Chapter, will meet from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Paradise Cafe, 4224 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood. Call Harvey Branman at (818) 954-9294. Burbank Toastmasters meets at 6:45 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at First Christian Church, 221 S. Sixth St., Burbank. Call Michael Devine at (818) 242-4458. The Business Exchange Group will meet from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Marie Callender’s, 19310 Business Center Drive, Northridge. Call (818) 377-5851. The Conejo Valley Leads Club will meet at 7:15 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 400 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Call Julie Paris at (818) 707-3770. Crescenta Valley Business Network International will meet for breakfast at 7 a.m. at the La Caada Flintridge Country Club, 5500 Godbey Drive, La Caada Flintridge. Call (818) 954-9294. The Executives Association of the San Fernando Valley will meet at 7:15 a.m. at the Warner Center Marriott. Call (818) 703-6161. Jewel City Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. in the Red Cross Building, 1501 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Call Linda Cota-Kumagai at (818) 771-7180. The Joseph P. Rinnert Toastmasters Club meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at India’s Tandoori Restaurant, 11819 Wilshire Blvd., No. 206, West Los Angeles. Call (213) 384-9727. The Mid-Valley Chamber of Commerce’s monthly breakfast meeting is held at 7:15 a.m. the last Wednesday of every month except December at the Airtel Plaza Hotel, 7277 Valjean Ave., Van Nuys. Call (818) 989-0300. North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Special Events Networking Cluster will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the chamber office, 9401 Reseda Blvd., Northridge. Pacific Coast Business Networking of Simi Valley meets at 7 a.m. each Wednesday at Denny’s, 2460 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley. Call (805) 306-6410. The National Association of Women Business Owners meets the second Wednesday of each month at Maria’s Italian Kitchen, 16608 Ventura Blvd., Encino. Call (818) 901-7900. The San Fernando Valley (UCLA) Bruins Business Networking Group meets at 7:30 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at IHOP, 19100 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Open to all UCLA alumni. Call Larry Davis at (818) 366-2470. The Rotary Club of Woodland Hills meets at noon every Wednesday at Woodland Hills County Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Visitors welcome. Call (818) 702-0083. The Toluca Lake Leads Club will meet at 7:15 a.m. at Mo’s Restaurant, 4301 Riverside Drive, Burbank. Call Jon Molin at (818) 763-5162, Ext. 134. The Woodland Hills Leads Club will meet at 7:15 a.m. at Weiler’s Deli, 22323 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. Call Gary Rich at (818) 906-7356. THURSDAY The Agoura, Oak Park, Conejo Valley Chambers of Commerce Networking Group will meet at noon at Maria’s, 29035 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Call (818) 889-3150. The Santa Clarita Valley’s Leads Club will meet at 7 a.m. at Coco’s at The Old Road and Pico Canyon. Call (661) 291-1824. The Leads Club of Tarzana will meet at 7 a.m. at Carrows Restaurant, Tarzana. Call (818) 783-5530. The Los Angeles ORT Technical Institute will offer employment preparation seminars at 2:30 p.m. at 15130 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (800) 998-2678. The Business Breakfast Network will meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Greenhouse Cafe. For more information, call (805) 370-0035. Ike Krieger’s Success Roundtable, a sales- and marketing-related networking and coaching meeting, will meet at 4 p.m. at 7949 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys. Call (818) 997-7575. The Business Networking Group will meet at 7:15 a.m. at the Bagel Nosh, 23683 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. Call (818) 706-9486. Adventurers Toastmasters meets from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month at Jerry’s Deli, 16650 Ventura Blvd., Encino. Call Don Evans at (818) 346-5239. The West Valley Chapter of Financial Planning Association meets at 7:30 a.m. the second Thursday of each month at Encino Glen, 16821 Burbank Blvd., Encino. Call (818) 344-0288. The Businesswomen Learning Golf & Networking meets at 9 a.m. every Thursday at Studio City Golf Course. Call (310) 990-0179. The Glendale Civic Center Toastmasters meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at “The Way to Happiness” Building, 201 E. Broadway, Glendale. Call (818) 352-4851. The Newbury Park Rotary Club will meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Plug Nickel Restaurant, 717 Lakefield Road, Westlake Village. Call (805) 498-2357. The National Association of Women Business Owners meets at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Call (805) 445-7121. North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Networking Cluster will meet at noon at Carrows Restaurant, 18505 Devonshire St., Northridge. LA Business Link will meet at 8:15 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe in Northridge. Call (818) 701-7789. The Valley Influence Professionals will meet at 7:30 a.m. at Coco’s, 22200 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. Call (818) 710-8820. The Business Network International, Encino Chapter, will meet at 7 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 15433 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 954-9294. The Gold Coast Chapter of Business Network International will meet at 7 a.m. at River Ridge Golf Club in Oxnard. For more information, call (805) 485-5331. Burnt Toastmasters meets at 7 a.m. Thursdays at the Braemar Country Club, 4001 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana. Call (323) 653-0500, Ext. 102. The Valley Computer Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at 521 E. Olive St., Burbank. Call (818) 846-4012. Referrals Unlimited Networking Group will meet at 7 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 400 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Call (805) 492-9923. Business Referral Network Inc., Northridge Chapter, will meet from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 19710 Nordhoff Place, Chatsworth. Call Larry Davis at (818) 366-2470. Conejo Business Boomers will meet for breakfast from 7:15 to 8:30 at Mimi’s Cafe, 400 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Call Steve Freeman at (805) 495-4211. Cosmopolitan Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. at the International House of Pancakes Restaurant, 6429 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys. Call Brett Yollis at (818) 705-6913. Distinguished Singles Toastmasters meets at 7:15 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at IHOP, 19100 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Empowerment Systems Network. Call Steve Chichester at (661) 287-4753. Inside Track will meet for breakfast from 7:15 to 8:30 at Coco’s, 21844 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills. Call Sue Silver at (818) 591-3131. The Kiwanis Club of Northridge will meet at noon at the CSUN University Club, Dearborn Street and Zelzah Avenue, in Northridge. Call (818) 377-4566. The Kiwanis Club of Van Nuys will meet at noon at the Airtel Plaza Hotel, 7277 Valjean Ave., Van Nuys. Call Robert Sentenac at (818) 988-2671. LeTip of Northridge will meet at 7 a.m. at the Porter Valley Ranch Country Club. Call Manny Solana at (877) 444-4503. The Lunch Bunch of the Westlake Village Chamber of Commerce holds business networking luncheons the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Marie Callender’s, 3635 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village. Call (818) 991-3101. Studio City Business Network International meets from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. every Thursday at the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn, Paradise Cafe, 4224 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood. Call Dr. Pohl at (323) 436-0303. Toastmasters International Salesmastery Club No. 6178 will meet from 6:45 to 9 p.m. in the Community Room, Sherman Oaks Galleria. For information, call (818) 908-9915. Westlake Agoura Thousand Oaks LeTip business networking group meets at 7:01 a.m. every Thursday at The Plug Nickel Restaurant, 717 Lakefield Road, #I, Westlake Village. Call Mark A. Lester at (805) 341-7668 for reservation. Warner Center Toastmasters meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Marriott Hotel in Woodland Hills. Call Carolyn at (818) 996-7483. FRIDAY !hair The Sunrise Rotary Club of Westlake Village meets at 7:30 a.m. each Friday at the Plug Nickel Restaurant, 717 Lakefield Road, Westlake Village. Call (805) 494-9033. The Sherman Oaks LeTip chapter meets at 7 a.m. each Friday at Marie Callender’s, 14743 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 906-0080. The Kiwanis Club of Glendale will meet at noon at the Glendale Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado Blvd., Glendale. Call (818) 248-7796. The Valley Success Builders Networking Group will meet at 7 a.m. at Food Sensations, 19535 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Call (818) 407-9200. North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Home Improvement Breakfast Networking Cluster will meet at 7 at Marie Callender’s, 19310 Business Center Drive, Northridge. North Valley Business International meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Abe’s Deli, 19626 Nordhoff St., Northridge. Call Mark Smith at (818) 709-2019. WINGS, a business networking group, meets at 7:15 a.m. every other Friday at Weiler’s Deli, 22325 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. Call Paula Jurgenson at (818) 341-5401. SATURDAY Glendale Loquations Toastmasters meets at 9:30 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of each month at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Caada Flintridge. Call (323) 550-1997. _ Compiled by Kim Armendariz Note: Some events may require reservations or fees. The Daily News welcomes items for Business Agenda. All items should be received at least two weeks before event. Send to Business Agenda, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365.160Want 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 MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant FRIDAY The Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold an economic forecast meeting, 7-9 a.m. at Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. R.S.V.P. by Wednesday. Call (805) 370-0035. SEMINARS WEDNESDAY The Roland Tseng College of Extended Learning at California State University, Northridge, will hold a seminar titled “Conflict Resolution in an Organization,” 7:30-9 a.m. at the CSUN campus, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. Call (818) 677-7131.
LA MIRADA – The City Council has approved a 4percent pay raise for city employees. The council action Tuesday night also maintains benefits and commits to adjusting salaries to about the median level in comparison to surrounding cities. As part of the action, the council also created a full-time aquatics center manager and community services coordinator to help run the proposed aquatics center. Dog vaccine clinic slated for Saturday AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2WHITTIER – A dog vaccination and licensing clinic will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Adventure County Park, 10130 S. Gunn Ave. Rabies vaccinations will be available for $6 for dogs 4months and older. DHLPP vaccinations, including distemper and hepatitis, will be available for $14 for dogs 8weeks and older. Bordetella vaccinations will be available for $11 for dogs 8 weeks and older. Animal control officers will also be available to assist with pet licensing. For more information, call (562) 940-6898. Council approves attorney pay raise LA MIRADA – The City Council has given City Attorney James Markman a rate increase – the first in three years. The billing rate will be increased by $15 per hour for all services. Markman’s rate now will be $195 per hour. The city’s annual cost for legal services is expected to increase by about $24,000. Event to explore mental health WHITTIER – The Intercommunity Child Guidance Center will host a mental health symposium from 9a.m. to 5 p.m. June 21. Dr. Daniel Siegel will be the keynote speaker discussing his research on interpersonal neurobiology, which explores the idea that the mind develops at the crossing point between human relationships and the unfolding structure and function of the brain. A private cocktail reception will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Registration begins at 8a.m. The event will be held at the Radisson Hotel. Tickets are $115 per person and an additional $20 for the cocktail reception. To register or for more information visit www.intercommunity.org. Vision loss lecture offered today LA MIRADA – A free lecture on vision loss will be held at 10 a.m. today at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. The lecture will be presented by the Intercommunity Blind Center of Whittier. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. Veterans to hold fundraiser Sunday SANTA FE SPRINGS – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3752 will host a fundraising breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at 11912 Rivera Road. A donation of $4 per plate is suggested. All proceeds benefit VFW veterans. For more information, call (562) 698-9059. VFW post to host dinner fundraiser LA MIRADA – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9148, 13932 Valley View Ave., will hold a fundraiser fish dinner at 6 p.m. Friday. A donation of $8 per plate is suggested. For more information, call (562) 941-4097. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!