160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FERNANDO – A nearly indestructible pit bull menaced a pumpkin patch, claiming the lives of an innocent cat and rabbit, before police overpowered it with brute force, authorities said today. Shortly before 11 Monday morning, the San Fernando Police Department responded to a call for help in the 1300 block of San Fernando Road. Two officers and a sergeant found the corpses of the two animals and the pit bull in a snarling match with two other dogs. After it attempted to attack two employees, police cornered the dog and called the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control. An officer arrived and tried to ensnare the pit bull with a leash, but it knocked her over and bolted down Celis Street. The cops piled into their squad cars and gave chase as the dog wove in and out of pedestrians, approaching a laundromat. “It became evident that the Animal Control officer was unable to recover from her fall and that the officers were forced to take immediate action,” the police report read. The officers elected to ram the dog, running over it three times before it gave up. Animal Control appeared on scene and contained the dog, which sustained injuries to two legs. The pumpkin patch manager expressed profound thanks. For more cops and crime news, check out It’s a Crime.
DONEGAL’S motorists have been urged to shop around for petrol and diesel after a survey found as much as a 10 cent difference locally between some garages for the price of a litre of fuel.With many garages around the county now topping the €1.50 a litre mark, motorists are feeling the pinch more than ever.Some are continuing to hike up the prices while others are trying to keep the prices as low as they can despite Government tax hikes. One of the cheapest places in the county and indeed the country for fuel is still Tinney’s Fuel Depot at Bonagee outside Letterkenny where a litre of diesel is still around €1.42.However other stations across the county are steadily putting the prices up and claim they have no choice because of rising costs including that at which they are buying the fuel from suppliers.However Conor Faughnan of the Automobile Association urged Donegal drivers to vote with their feet and to go to where the fuel is cheapest to fill up.“Donegal is a very large county and people drive long distances to work including across the border into Northern Ireland. “If people are doing a lot of mileage then they will need to shop around so they can save themselves some serious money.“The price of petrol and diesel is at an all-time high and it could go up even further.“If people continue to buy off the more expensive garages then there will be no sense in them dropping their prices to compete.“Motorists can’t bring the price of petrol down but we can make sure that garages see they must be competitive,” he said.For a full list of the latest prices for petrol and diesel at Donegal’s garages see www.pumps.ie EndsMOTORISTS URGED TO SHOP AROUND FOR PETROL AS 10C PRICE DIFFERENCE REVEALED was last modified: March 9th, 2011 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)
7 The Premier League may be in the midst of a thrilling title race, but across Europe, leagues are already being won.Paris Saint-Germain defeated Troyes AC on Sunday to secure the Ligue 1 title, with only 30 games played. It is their fourth consecutive league title, and they currently sit 25 points ahead of second placed Monaco.If they keep this lead until the end of the season, they will win the title by one of the biggest points margins in football history.Click the right arrow above to discover which other teams won their leagues by massive points margins… PSG 2012/13 – 12 points – PSG are on course for a record finish, but their previous best is still exceptional. A 12 point lead over Marseille secured the league title, and proved the base for all the silverware they have picked up since. 7 Juventus 2013/14 – 17 points – Juventus passed the 100-point mark in the 2013/14 campaign, finishing 17 points ahead of Roma. They lost just two games all season, conceding only 23 goals in 38 games. Chelsea 2004/05 – 12 points – Jose Mourinho ended his debut season in English football with only one defeat, picking up 95 points. The Blues conceded just 15 times, winning their first league title in 50 years ahead of London rivals Arsenal. 7 7 Manchester United 1999/2000 – 18 points – The largest ever Premier League margin of victory came in the 1999/2000 season, when the Red Devils finished 18 points ahead of Arsenal in second place. 28 wins from 38 games secured them their 13th English league title. 7 7 Barcelona 2012/13 – 15 points – Finishing on the 100-point mark, Barca stormed La Liga under Tito Vilanova. They finished 15 points ahead of fierce rivals Real Madrid, which was a league record since the introduction of three points for a win. Arsenal 2003/04 – 11 points – Click the right arrow above for more teams who won their leagues at a canter… – The Gunners ended the season undefeated, but only managed an 11 point margin over Chelsea. 12 draws prevented the north London club securing a larger margin of victory, but their Invincibles season will go down in history. 7 Bayern Munich 2013/14 – 19 points – Bayern are currently atop the Bundesliga table, but it will take some doing to improve upon their 19 point lead from the 2013/14 season. They finished on 90 points with 29 wins from 34 games, ahead of Borussia Dortmund in second.
Jose Mourinho was ringside was at the Anthony Joshua-Charles Martin fight 1 Jose Mourinho has reiterated his desire to return to management in the summer.The Portuguese has been out of work since being sacked by Chelsea for a second time in December, and has been persistently linked with Manchester United.Louis van Gaal remains in position at Old Trafford and there has been no comment from the club to suggest that will change, but the Mourinho rumours persist.However, Mourinho – who has turned down an offer to coach the Syrian national side – says he is ready to come back in the summer.Speaking to Sky Sports News at the Anthony Joshua-Charles Martin fight, he said: “(Van Gaal) is my friend, I worked with him for a few years. I am always linked with jobs and in the summer I will have a job, but in this moment I can promise you I do not have a contract with any club.”On the approach from Syria, he said: “They (The Syrian FA) published (the offer) on their website the letter they sent to my agent. That one I have to say is true, but I have to say in a very special way we said we were not interested in the job.“I have made this exception to speak with you (the media) because I didn’t speak for a long time, but I am going back to the same position. The only thing I can say is I don’t have a contract with any club but in the summer I will be back.”Mourinho’s second Chelsea departure came after a terrible start to the defence of their title – the third Barclays Premier League crown won by Mourinho.He has been linked with jobs all around the world since leaving Chelsea, but says he would prefer to return to work in England.The 53-year-old added: “I am not in position to turn down (jobs). I am in a position to analyse, this is April, everything starts in July, every decision is made between May and the start of June.“I am not in a position to deny, I am open to any club, national team, but I have to be honest, if possible, a club.“I would prefer (to stay England). I love the country, the football here, my family is very stable and happy.”
Newcastle forward Andros Townsend is ahead of Arsenal duo Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the race for a spot in England’s Euro 2016 squad, believes Danny Murphy.The Gunners forwards have both struggled to make an impact for Arsene Wenger’s side this season, with Walcott scoring just five Premier league goals despite regular selection, while Oxlade-Chamberlain hasn’t featured at all since February.Townsend, meanwhile, has turned saviour for Newcastle.He has been outstanding since moving to the Magpies from Tottenham in January, scoring four brilliant goals and claiming two assists in ten games for the Premier League strugglers.And His latest strike, a fine free-kick against Crystal Palace on Saturday, won the three points which finally lifted Newcastle out of the relegation zone.Townsend has starred for England before, and that at a time when he wasn’t even first choice at Tottenham, and ex-Spurs midfielder Murphy has sent a message to Roy Hodgson – ‘Get him on the plane!’“Townsend is fit, is playing well and is scoring goals – I would take him,” Murphy told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“I’m a big fan of Walcott and Oxlade-Chamberlain when they’re playing regularly and they’re contributing.“But you can’t take a risk with half a dozen players who aren’t playing regularly. You need to hit the ground running, you can’t wait three games.“Jack Wilshere, Wayne Rooney, Raheem Sterling would have all just got back from injury – how many others can you risk taking? That’s my logic.“So for me, Andros Townsend goes.“He’s an impact player, he’s scoring goals at the moment and he’s confident.“Get him on the plane!” Andros Townsend has been outstanding for Newcastle since his arrival in January 1
Aston Villa caretaker manager Eric Black Aston Villa caretaker manager Eric Black remains uncertain about his future at Villa Park, despite there being just two games of the Premier League season remaining.Black took over from Remi Garde in March and, managing to lose all of his five games in charge, the Midlands side were relegated from the top flight on his watch three weeks ago.The 52-year-old was told he would be in the role until the end of the season, which is now just Saturday’s home game against Newcastle and the trip to Arsenal on the final day of the campaign.Nigel Pearson and David Moyes have been linked as possible long-term replacements for Garde but Black admits he remains in the dark about what might be next for him.Asked what next after the game at the Emirates on May 15, the Scot said: “I am going home!“I have been asked to take it to the end of the season and then I will go on holiday like everybody else.“I don’t know the ins and outs and details. There is an awful lot going on at the moment with regards to new ownership but the priority will be the new manager and that is not a problem for me.”Asked about plans for next season and pre-season preparations, he added: “Again, it’s not my responsibility. I’ve been asked to take the team until the end of the season. I’m sure there are other people for that.“Obviously the priority at this moment in time is getting a new owner and then possibly a new manager.“I don’t know what would be first in that regard and it would be then they will decide things in terms of the squad going forward and anything else around that.“What might happen in the summer when the players come back I think is something that is very typical to a manager coming in. He will want a certain type of pre-season and a certain type of games.“He will want to go to a certain place he is comfortable with and where he believes he can get the best out of the players.“That will be organised, I would imagine, when the manager comes in.” 1
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Prosecutors filed 11 new sex-related charges Wednesday against an employee of an upscale grocery store in Beverly Glen who had already been accused of attacking two women in the Van Nuys area. The new felony counts against Fernando Lopez-Garcia include one count of attempted forcible rape stemming from an alleged June 8 attack and two counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object involving different alleged victims on July 16 and Sept. 30, according to the criminal complaint. The 22-year-old man – who worked as a butcher at the Beverly Glen Marketplace – also is charged with six new misdemeanor counts of sexual battery involving six separate victims between June 20 and Oct. 10. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champAuthorities went to the actor’s residence in response to a request for a “welfare check,” Winter said. Berg most recently appeared on the television series in “Monk” and “Brothers & Sisters.” He also appeared on TV shows such as “NCIS,” “The Practice,” “Boston Legal” and “Law & Order” and previously on a handful of daytime soaps. On the big screen, he played a Romulan senator on the 2002 film “Star Trek: Nemesis.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VAN NUYS – A coroner’s autopsy report revealed that television character actor John Berg committed suicide in the bedroom of his Van Nuys home, authorities said today. “He died as a result of suicide … from suffocation,” Lt. John Kadas of the coroner’s office said. “A hibachi grill was used inside his bedroom. It’s a fairly common form of suicide where it’s put inside an enclosed space and then lit up. The victim succumbed to carbon monoxide fumes,” Kadas said. The body of the 58-year-old actor was discovered shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday in his residence in the 6500 block of Nagle Avenue, said Capt. Ed Winter of the coroner’s office.
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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson University of North Carolina-bound Alex Stepheson scored a game-high 25 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and blocked seven shots as the Daily News’ No. 1 ranked Harvard-Westlake of North Hollywood boys’ basketball team defeated Ventura 70-64 in the Santa Barbara Showcase. Down by as many as seven in the third quarter, Harvard-Westlake (12-3) went on a 9-0 run, capped by a Jabari Trotter steal and bucket to take a four-point lead. The Wolverines would not trail again. Stepheson and junior Kieran Ramsey (20 points) kept Harvard-Westlake ahead in the fourth, scoring seven and eight points respectively in the quarter. Senior forward Nick Palmer scored 18 points to lead Ventura (13-4), while senior Nick Larson added 14. Harvard-Westlake’s continues Mission league play Monday when it hosts Alemany of Mission Hills. OTHER BOYS’ BASKETBALL Poly/P 53, Buckley 50 Host Poly of Pasadena outscored Buckley of Sherman Oaks 28-21 in the first half and held on to win despite a second-half Griffin rally. Hussein Habibi had 20 points and 20 rebounds to lead Buckley (4-5). GIRLS’ BASKETBALL Poly/P 42, Buckley 38 Mackenzi Kawachi scored a game-high 17 points as host Poly of Pasadena defeated Buckley of Sherman Oaks in a nonleague game. Campbell Hall 65, Hillcrest Chr./GH 17 Jessie Gortikov had a game-high 16 points as Campbell Hall of North Hollywood defeated Hillcrest Christian of Granada Hills in a nonleague game. Campbell Hall (6-7) ran away with the game in the second quarter, outscoring the Eagles 19-6 en route to the 48-point victory. Campbell Hall will open Gold Coast Athletic Conference Tuesday at Grace Brethren. Grant 52, Bell 16 Andrea Chavez scored a game-high 11 points as Grant of Van Nuys crushed Bell in the Fairfax Tournament. Grant held Bell to just four second-half points. Oaks Christian 59, Harvard-Westlake 49 Sophomore Chelsea Carlisle scored 21 points and junior Michelle Clark had 18 as host Oaks Chriatian of Westlake Village defeated Harvard-Westlake of Studio City in a nonleague game. The Wolverines (6-9) led 12-9 after the first quarter, but were outscored 33-16 in the second and third quarters. The Lions (8-7) held Harvard-Westlake’s Yo Yo Greenfield, a star junior point guard, to just three points. Reseda 62, San Pedro 43 Senior Kim Rodriguez scored 28 points on 7 of 15 3-point shooting as Reseda defeated San Pedro to take third place in the Garfield Tournament. Sasha Santos added 14 points for Reseda (10-4), which will face Sylmar Wednesday in a pivotal Valley Mission League game. Roosevelt 48, Birmingham 43 (OT) 6-foot-3 Senior Stasia Holden hit a six-foot baseline jumper with 14 seconds remaining to send the game to overtime, but Roosevelt of East Los Angeles held on to defeat Birmingham of Lake Balboa in the Fairfax Tournament’s fifth-place game. Limited to just six healthy players for much of the game, Birmingham (10-5) was held scoreless in the second quarter to fall behind 24-10 at the half. The Patriots outscored the Patriots 21-7 in the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime. Birmingham must wait for the results of an MRI exam Monday hear the extent of junior Jowanna Galloway’s knee injury. Galloway, who is second on the team with 10 points per game, injured her knee Tuesday. BOYS’ SOCCER Canoga Park 2, Monroe 1 Victor Sanchez scored from within the penalty box in the 75th minute as Canoga Park defeated Monroe of North Hills to win the first-ever Monroe/Kennedy Tournament. Sanchez’ goal came just five minutes after Monroe’s Albert Hernandez rebounded his own free kick and scored from 17 yards out to tie the match at one. Senior Rafael Garcia, who scored the Hunters’ first goal in the 25th minute, was named tournament MVP. Kennedy 8, Fairfax 1: Ivan Ramirez scored twice and Hector Iniquez, John Lopez, Nestor Meraz, Sebastian Toro, Diego Vasquez and Alejandro Zargosa scored goals for Kennedy of Granada Hills (5-2-1) in the third-place game of the Monroe/Kennedy Tournament at Monroe High in North Hills. Andy Cavero had five saves for Kennedy. St. Genevieve 3, Murphy 0 Senior Ismael Medina scored all three goals, giving him eight in eight games this year, as host St. Genevieve of Panorama City defeated Murphy of Los Angeles in a Sante Fe League match at Glendale Sports Complex. Junior Brian Parra notched his sixth shutout this year for St. Genivieve (6-2, 1-1). Murphy is 0-1-1 in Sante Fe League play. GIRLS’ WATER POLO Louisville 4, Ventura 2: Kristyn Ross had two goals to lead Louisville of Woodland Hills (11-5) to victory in the fifth-place game of the 32-team Orange County Shootout at Kennedy High in La Palma. Megan Griley and Jenna Parlato had goals for Louisville, which got nine saves from goalkeeper Kasey O’Connor, including a stop on a 4-meter penalty shot in the fourth quarter. Louisville, which returns to Mission League competition Tuesday at Pierce College against Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks, rebounded from a 10-6 loss to tournament finalist Temple City in Friday’s quarterfinals to defeat host Western of Anaheim 9-3 in the fifth-place semifinals. Ross had five goals, Seneca Zamora scored twice and Maria Apablasa and Parlato added goals for the Royals, who improved on a 13th-place finish at the same tournament last season. O’Connor added 10 saves for Louisville, which placed 11th at the 32-team Poway tournament in San Diego earlier this season. Malibu 6, Buena 4 Kelly Ernst and Stephanie Marinello each scored two goals as Malibu defeated Buena of Ventura in the semifinals of the Buena tournament. Marinello, who scored six goals in four tournament matches, was named to the All-tournament team with teammate Seana Diemer. Malibu (9-6) opens Frontier League play at Cate of Carpinteria on Tuesday and plays host to Oaks Christian of Westlake Village on Wednesday.