Caluag fails to defend BMX title, settles for bronze

first_imgSearch on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu The 30-year-old Caluag, who ruled the competition in 2013, wasn’t able to defend his crown in the 2015 SEA Games after host Singapore opted not to hold a BMX event.Caluag won the gold in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 7 Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles LATEST STORIES Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia diescenter_img FILE PHOTO – Daniel Patrick Caluag finally strikes gold for the Philippines on Wednesday by winning the men’s BMX race at the Ganghwa Asiad BMX Track during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA/INQUIRERFormer Olympian Daniel Caluag settled for third place in the men’s BMX competition in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Saturday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Caluag, who represented the Philippines in the 2012 London Olympics, fell behind Thailand’s Nonthakon Inkhokshong, who won silver and Indonesia’s gold medalist Gusti Bagus Saputra.ADVERTISEMENT National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Panamanian world champion boxer Eusebio Pedroza dead at 62

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Pedroza, nicknamed the “Scorpion,” successfully defended his title 19 times between 1978 and 1985.Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela expressed his condolences via Twitter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsPanamanian boxing researcher Nicolas Espinosa says Pedroza’s “punches, launched like killer harpoons, felled many instantly.”Pedroza’s reign ended in London at the hands of Ireland’s Barry McGuigan in 1985. On Friday, McGuigan said via Twitter it was a sad day. He says “it was a pleasure to share the ring with him.” 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 Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Roger Federer into Dubai final, 1 win from 100th career title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history FILE – In this Aug. 21, 2008 file photo, boxing champion Eusebio Pedroza attends a celebration ceremony flanked by Olympic athlete Irving Saladino and Ruben Blades, in Panama City. The Panamanian ex-featherweight champ died on Friday, March 1, 2019. He was 62. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File)PANAMA CITY — Former world champion Panamanian boxer Eusebio Pedroza, who defended the featherweight title more times than any other, has died at age 62.The World Boxing Association said Friday that Pedroza had been hospitalized recently while battling pancreatic cancer.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Brief respite from local area heat wave

first_imgThere has been a dramatic change in the local area forecast, that should result in a brief one day respite from the current heat wave.Increasing cloud and a 40 percent chance of afternoon and evening showers or thundershowers are now predicted, along with a high of only 22 degrees. Yesterday, for the second consecutive day, the temperature in Fort St. John fell about two degrees short, of Environment Canada’s forecast high, but still managed to beat, a 57 year old record.- Advertisement -Officially Thursday’s high was 29.9 degrees topping the previous July 8th, 1953 record, of 28.9.According to the latest Environment Canada monitor, it was one of 35 daily records registered across the province, topped by Lytton’s 38.4.However, it was again nosed out, for the hot spot honors in the province, by Lillooet, which didn’t register a record, but did record a high, of 38.6.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Oil prices’ spurt could be higher

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! You mean it could have been worse? Oil company officials are blaming themselves for the 11th straight week of gas-price increases. “Sadly, we just got a late start,” said a petroleum industry representative. “If we were more conscientious, by now we could be at 20 or 30 straight weeks.” “We’ll make it up when people hit the road for summer vacation,” he added. Did al-Qaida take credit for the attack? Vice President Cheney’s plane was forced to land after a bird flew into it. The vice president believes the attack to be part of a terrorist plot, and will ask Congress to approve presidential powers to attack the Canary Islands. “If we don’t stop them tweeting over there, they’ll soon be tweeting over here,” explains one vice presidential aide. Win one for the hormones: Studies released this past week offer evidence that abstinence training for teens doesn’t work, and those who take the training don’t have any less sex that those who don’t. The shock was that anyone would think that teens would do anything they’re told not to. D’oh News of the Week: President Bush said, “Congress’ failure to fund our troops on the front line also means that some of our military families could wait longer for their loved ones to return from the front lines … That is unacceptable to me.” On Wednesday, before the bill hit the president’s desk, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced the extension of military tours from 12 to 15 months. I’m just sayin’ … Other D’oh News of the Week: The Los Angeles Clippers’ playoff hopes are … Never mind. Last D’oh News of the Week: The 2016 Los Angeles Summer Olympics will be held in … Chicago. Grand Slam: In a fundraiser following the U.S. Clay Court Championships finals in Houston, former tennis great Steffi Graf was injured when hit in the face with a tennis racket swung by former tennis great and husband Andre Agassi. Agassi argued the call. “I obviously hit her in the neck,” said the former hairy star. “How the %&*# paramedics missed it is beyond me.” “But it was one hell of a beautiful overhead smash, wasn’t it?” Looking pretty … costly: It was reported that John Edwards’ campaign committee paid for two haircuts at $400 each for the presidential candidate by celebrity stylist Joseph Torrenuev. “I tried to get by with one of those cheap $300 haircuts,” said Edwards. “But they just made me look like a rich, ambulance-chasing lawyer.” We hardly knew ye, Sanjaya … Well, maybe we did. A lot more than we ever wanted. No story. Just a well-deserved good-bye to a rich source of material. A matter of good taste: Richard Gere’s kissing and hugging Indian actress Shilpa Shetty during an AIDS awareness fundraiser set off riots and Gere effigy-burning in India. “It had nothing to do with the kiss,” said one Indian riot leader. “It just happened the same time ‘The Mothman Prophecies’ came out on DVD here in India. Some things are unforgivable.” There was no further word on where one could find a Richard Gere effigy. Tag, he’s it: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa proudly signed his name using a magic marker on a steel construction girder for a new building in Los Angeles. He was immediately sentenced to a be mentored by a high-school dropout. Yes, it does sound criminal: Among the 5 million missing e-mails at the White House were 4,999,990 e-mails from a recently widowed Nigerian queen. Father’s Day news … from hell: Alec Baldwin’s lovely cell-phone message to his 11-year-old daughter proves one thing. Kim Basinger made a really smart move. A little late. But smart. Didn’t they hear the hearing? The White House said it was pleased with Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ testimony in front of the Senate Judicial Committee. “And, oh yeah, the surge is doing just swell,” a spokesman added. The Imus situation wasn’t all bad: “Thanks to Don Imus, we can say all those offensive things that we weren’t allowed to say before,” said an anonymous CNN anchor. “We just reference each one with ‘as Imus said … “‘ Far-reaching influence: One of the side stories that did not get much attention during the 60th anniversary celebration of Jackie Robinson’s breakthrough of baseball’s color barrier was the speculation that Major League Baseball would have had a black ball player years earlier … if it wasn’t for Don Imus. Not funny, but couldn’t hurt: This week might be a good one to throw a smile in the direction of someone you think could use it.last_img read more

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City to develop public artwork policy ahead of NEAT’s next art project

first_imgCouncillor Gord Klassen brought up the City’s role in maintaining the artwork, which other Councillors echoed.“I’m not comfortable saying yes to this without a policy in place,” Councillor Byron Stewart said. “I would prioritize having a policy that would fit for our community in putting these things up, as well as what the maintenance would look like, and the timeline of putting it down.”There is no policy that specifies roles in the display of public art in or on City property, the responsibility of taking art installations down, the responsibility of maintaining works of art, and what is to happen once their term of being on display has come to an end.Councillor Trevor Bolin suggested City staff work right away on getting a policy in place, as it could take a while longer if the City waits for this project to be completed before bringing in a policy.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — In Monday’s regular council meeting, Councillors directed staff to collaborate with the Northern Environmental Action team on a community-based art project in the works — but not without implementing a policy for likewise projects in the future.NEAT intends to create a piece of public artwork inspired by the work of Dale Chihuly. A Seattle-based glass sculptor, Chihuly creates unique pieces with blown glass and has his work distributed across the globe. NEAT’s take on Chihuly’s work, however, would involve recycled plastic bottles melted down, coloured, and twisted into their final shape.NEAT chose to do this kind of project to bring awareness to the re-use of recyclable materials.- Advertisement -“All of this will hopefully influence consumers’ choices during their next shopping trip,” an administrative report from city staff reads.Council was in favour of the project, but had concerns about the City’s responsibilities when it comes to public art pieces.The situation with Chetwynd’s famous wood carvings was referenced, as the district had to appoint someone to take care of the statues.Advertisement NEAT will be asking for donations of 2-litre plastic bottles from the public to complete this project.NEAT has done similar artwork in the past. In 2015, the team completed another art project made of egg cartons, which hangs from the Cultural Centre’s ceiling.Ideally, work would start in May, and run until the end of June. Installation would take place this summer, and it could possibly end up on display hanging in the Pomeroy Sports Centre.The artwork would be on display anywhere from six months to two years following its installation.last_img read more

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Report: Army too worn out to win in Iraq

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The 136-page report represents a more sobering picture of the Army’s condition than military officials offer in public. While not released publicly, a copy of the report was provided in response to an Associated Press inquiry. Illustrating his level of concern about strain on the Army, Krepinevich titled one of his report’s chapters, “The Thin Green Line.” He wrote that the Army is “in a race against time” to adjust to the demands of war “or risk ‘breaking’ the force in the form of a catastrophic decline” in recruitment and re-enlistment. Col. Lewis Boone, spokesman for Army Forces Command, which is responsible for providing troops to war commanders, said it would be “a very extreme characterization” to call the Army broken. He said his organization has been able to fulfill every request for troops that it has received from field commanders. The Krepinevich assessment is the latest in the debate over whether the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have worn out the Army, how the strains can be eased and whether the U.S. military is too burdened to defeat other threats. Rep. John Murtha, the Pennsylvania Democrat and Vietnam veteran, created a political storm last fall when he called for an early exit from Iraq, arguing that the Army was “broken, worn out” and fueling the insurgency by its mere presence. Administration officials have hotly contested that view. George Joulwan, a retired four-star Army general and former NATO commander, agrees the Army is stretched thin. “Whether they’re broken or not, I think I would say if we don’t change the way we’re doing business, they’re in danger of being fractured and broken, and I would agree with that,” Joulwan told CNN last month. Krepinevich did not conclude that U.S. forces should quit Iraq now, but said it may be possible to reduce troop levels below 100,000 by the end of the year. There now are about 136,000, Pentagon officials said Tuesday. For an Army of about 500,000 soldiers – not counting the thousands of National Guard and Reserve soldiers now on active duty – the commitment of 100,000 or so to Iraq might not seem an excessive burden. But because the war has lasted longer than expected, the Army has had to regularly rotate fresh units in while maintaining its normal training efforts and reorganizing the force from top to bottom. Krepinevich’s analysis, while consistent with the conclusions of some outside the Bush administration, is in stark contrast with the public statements of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and senior Army officials. Army Secretary Francis Harvey, for example, opened a Pentagon news conference last week by denying the Army was in trouble. “Today’s Army is the most capable, best-trained, best-equipped and most experienced force our nation has fielded in well over a decade,” he said, adding that recruiting has picked up. Rumsfeld has argued that the experience of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan has made the Army stronger, not weaker. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Stretched by frequent troop rotations to Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army has become a “thin green line” that could snap unless relief comes soon, according to a study for the Pentagon. Andrew Krepinevich, a retired Army officer who wrote the report under a Pentagon contract, concluded that the Army cannot sustain the pace of troop deployments to Iraq long enough to break the back of the insurgency. He also suggested that the Pentagon’s decision, announced in December, to begin reducing the force in Iraq this year was driven in part by a realization that the Army was overextended. As evidence, Krepinevich points to the Army’s 2005 recruiting slump – missing its recruiting goal for the first time since 1999 – and its decision to offer much bigger enlistment bonuses and other incentives. “You really begin to wonder just how much stress and strain there is on the Army, how much longer it can continue,” he said in an interview. He added that the Army is still a highly effective fighting force and is implementing a plan that will expand the number of combat brigades available for rotations to Iraq and Afghanistan. last_img read more

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DAVITT AND PALS COMPLETE BELFAST MARATHON IN MEMORY OF EVAN

first_imgDAVITT Walsh and three of his pals have completed a relay event at the Belfast Marathon – in memory of one of the boys lost in the Buncrana tragedy.Sean McGrotty (49) his sons Mark (12) and Evan (8), the boys’ grandmother Ruth Daniels (57) and their auntie Jodie-Lee (14), all died in the freak accident.Evan was suffering from muscular dystrophy. And today Davitt and his friends ran the marathon as part of a relay team to raise money for the charityEvan’s mum Louise, Tommy McCallion, Davitt Walsh and Tommy McCallion Jnr are all pictured at the Belfast Marathon today – wearing Team Evan t-shirts.Mark Forker and Sean O’Hara were also part of the charity fundraising run.  DAVITT AND PALS COMPLETE BELFAST MARATHON IN MEMORY OF EVAN was last modified: May 2nd, 2016 by John2Share 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

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LETTERKENNY ROVERS SNAP UP JOHNNY GILES!

first_imgLetterkenny Rovers Football Club has teamed up with former Republic of Ireland and Leeds United midfielder John Giles for a special day of golf next month.The John Giles Foundation in association with Letterkenny Rovers is hosting a golf classic at Letterkenny Golf Club on Friday, 26th July.The RTE football pundit – a keen golfer himself – will compete in the event in addition to performing the presentation of prizes later in the night. “I’m really looking forward to it”, says the 72 years-old Irish legend.“We are involved in events throughout the country as part of the Foundation and I’m delighted to get the opportunity to visit Donegal and in particular the Golf Club at Letterkenny as I have heard many favourable reports.“I play golf regularly so it will be a great challenge and to help Letterkenny Rovers in the process is an added bonus”.Chairman of Letterkenny Rovers FC Dessie Kelly added: “When John Delaney (FAI chief executive) approached us to run an event in conjunction with John Giles, we felt a golf classic is something that would appeal for many and would allow John to take part as well. He’ll be around all evening so there will be ample opportunity to mix with him”. The John Giles Foundation drives fundraising initiatives that help football clubs, schools, and community groups to raise funds for themselves and for other worthwhile local projects. Teams of four, any combination and the cost per team is 80euro. For further information on the golf classic, contact Letterkenny Golf Club on 074 9121150 or any Letterkenny Rovers FC committee member. LETTERKENNY ROVERS SNAP UP JOHNNY GILES! was last modified: June 20th, 2013 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) Tags:John GIlesLetterkenny Roverslast_img read more

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Mangold enjoys his air time

first_img Mangold is at the top of the standings in the Red Bull Air Race World Series and he can wrap up his second title in as many seasons with a victory in the series’ season-finale Saturday in San Francisco. Mangold, 49, has been flying since he was 18-years-old, and all of his flying experience has helped him in being the best pilot in the Air Race World Series, a mix of aerobatic flying and slalom flying while being timed. The tour takes place in seven different countries over land and sea, on a course approximately 1,400 meters long and 400 meters wide. The pilots zoom around and between a series of inflatable 60-foot-high pylons, while performing aerial maneuvers, such as loops, figure-eights, drops and rolls. Most private airplane pilots take their planes out for a recreational spin on the weekends, but not Mike Mangold. In his job as a commercial pilot for American Airlines, the Victorville resident is flying at high altitudes as safely as possible. In his free time, Mangold is pushing his Zivko Edge 540 single-seater to the limit at high speeds and low altitudes, while pulling aerial maneuvers that would make the Red Baron reach for a paper bag. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “Our course is like an obstacle course. It takes us two or three days just to get the course down,” Mangold said. “It’s like going to the pet store and watching the rats going around the wheel in a cage.” Except Mangold’s version of a rat is an airplane flying no more than 10 feet off the ground at an average speed of 280 mph pulling about 10 G’s. And his version of a wheel are pylons and bridges that he must fly under. When Mangold was a child growing up in Sacramento, he said he was captivated by the B-52 bombers he would see at the neighboring Mather Air Force Base. “I said, ‘I’d like to do that,’ ” Mangold said. “And when I decided to enter the military, I figured that if I was going to serve my country, I’d do it as a pilot.” Mangold entered the Air Force Academy and was the Outstanding Graduate in his F-4 Phantom class at the Top Gun Academy in 1983. That’s right, Mangold was a Top Gun, which he said has helped him get through tough times, like in Zeltwig, Austria, when his plane went into a stall during a turn. center_img “I had to ease off in my flying to regain my composure and my plane’s composure,” Mangold said. “Obviously, I’m a little more composed up there than the average pilot. You still have to respect it because you’re in the position where you can kill yourself.” Mangold, who is a commercial pilot and married with two children, risks his life for little recognition and the $5,000 prize money that is just enough to pay for travel and transportation of his plane. The prize fund of $595,771 is split over the seven races and among the nine pilots on the tour. The reason why he puts his life in danger is simple and direct. “It’s another aviation challenge and we like to compete” said Mangold of himself and his eight competitors. “The sponsorships are coming in and hopefully it will evolve.” Mangold said his wife, Julie, is supportive because she is also an aerobatic pilot. And while his employer isn’t thrilled, it doesn’t discourage him either. “The biggest problem they (work) have, is that it’s another guy who’s unavailable on the schedule,” Mangold said. “Plus if something happens to me, then they’ll be associated with it because I’m a pilot for American Airlines. But everybody at work is stoked. I’ve met hundreds of people who think it’s really cool.” It was the challenge that drew Mangold into the series at a competition last season when his friend and now competitor Kirby Chambliss invited him to compete in Reno. “At first, I thought it was a hokey thing. But shoot, once I went thought the course, it was something different and something new,” Mangold said. “You’re getting more excited about it. It’s kind of neat pulling gees off the ground and going though obstacles.” It also was neat to excel. Mangold won the event in Reno and has won four of the six events this season, leading Peter Besenyei of Hungary by two points heading into this week’s season finale. Chambliss said Mangold’s success has come as a product of his skill. “He’s really hanging it out,” Chambliss said. “He’s just quick through it. He’s got pretty good reaction times and he’s pretty good with the strategy.” “It just kind of worked for me,” Mangold said of his success. “I might just have had the right touch or right plane.” Chambliss said his friend has another advantage because unlike many of the other pilots, Mangold isn’t thinking about style. “My background is with precision aerobatics and when you do that, it’s very precise,” Chambliss said. “With this aerobatic stuff here, all you have to do is get the maneuver in. I kid him with, ‘Well, it’s because you’ve always kind of (stunk) with aerobatics.’ “ Mangold’s next challenge is figuring out how to change the post-race celebration where the top three finishers spray each other with champagne from giant bottles. “I’ve tried telling the guys to spray the crowd instead,’ Mangold said. “I’m tired of getting champagne baths. It gets kind of sticky.” 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

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Glendale to spend $6 million to add open-space land

first_imgGLENDALE – The City Council voted 5-0 Wednesday to buy 81 acres of land in Chevy Chase Canyon from a development company – a $6 million effort to preserve the natural area as open space. Dotted with trees and brush, the land sits southeast of Chevy Chase Drive, south of Linda Vista Road, west of the border with Pasadena and north of the Scholl Canyon Golf Course and Tennis Court Complex. Residents in the nearby neighborhoods asked that the land be preserved. “We’re helping to preserve open space in the city, there’s nothing more important than that in my opinion,” said City Councilman Frank Quintero. “It’s going to stay forever green.” Tuesday’s purchase preserves a sensitive ecosystem inhabited by deer, raccoons and mountain lions, with green vistas and oak trees, he said. But despite voting for the purchase, Mayor Rafi Manoukian expressed some reservations. “There are limits that we have to abide by; there are certain things that we have to accomplish (such as) building fire stations, building libraries,” Manoukian said. “Purchasing open space for the sake of purchasing open space is not what I’m looking for,” he said. City Councilman Ara Najarian said negotiations about the land sale started months ago between the two sides. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The land is near two open-space areas the city recently bought from developers; a 150-acre parcel bought in May 2004 for $7.1 million and a nearly 80-acre plot the city bought for $4.3 million in November 2003. Tuesday’s purchase was mediated by retired Court of Appeals Justice John Zebrowski, who shuffled back and forth between the City Council and the development company through most of Tuesday. Developer Sal Gangi, a part-owner of Gangi Development, said the land had value since it was possible to establish street access for it and build houses there. “I think we sold it today for a very reasonable price, probably less than we thought we had to,” he said. The city has bought more than 630 acres of land within the past five years to preserve as open space and spent more than $100 million for the initiative, said City Councilman Bob Yousefian. last_img read more

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