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Lottery Ticket to make winning debut

first_img (1) BALLON D’OR/SHINE (2) MAMETA/SONG ON TRACK (3) CAMOUFLAGE/BATIDOR DE MUNDO (4) LOTTERY TICKET (5) RUNAWAY GIRL/LIKE A LADY (6) FORCE DE JOUR/BIG GEORGE FANCIES The exotic bets start anew on tomorrow’s 11-race Caymanas Park programme after punters cashed in over the Easter weekend. Both Super-6s offer the guaranteed minimum of $750,000, the first commencing from race one through to race six, and the twilight six embracing race six to 11. We look at the first Super-6, which gets under way with a 4-y-o and up restricted stakes over 1700 metres to be contested by six starters, including the likely favourite BALLON D’OR, to be ridden by top apprentice Linton Steadman for top-line trainer Anthony Nunes. The former record-priced yearling at the 2013 TOBA yearling sale has finished second in his two recent races, failing by 1-1/2 to beat MIND SET over 1400 metres, a performance that gives him the edge over SHINE (running well) over what is a more ideal trip for him. The improving filly MAMETA, with Orlando Foster aboard, holds the key to the second race for maiden four-year-olds over 1100 metres following her good second to CHEXIMAKIT in the Al Gopie Memorial Cup over the straight last Saturday. MAMETA, a lightly raced 4-y-o filly by Storm Craft from the stables of Patrick Lynch, looked improved when running with Lasix for the first time six days ago and now pointed in the right direction, should lead home SONG ON TRACK and IAMALLABOUTTHEBEST in a field of nine. Six horses from the $250,000 $210,0000 claiming spread will contest the third race over 1500 metres. Down in class 4-y-o colt CAMOUFLAGE, with only 52.0kg for the services of 3.0kg claiming apprentice Bebeto Harvey, should have the measure of the consistent BATIDOR DE MUNDO with Jevanne Erwin aboard. These two look a cut above the others and it should be close between them. A field of 10 maiden three-year-olds is slated for the fourth race over 1100 metres, from which the well-forward debutante LOTTERY TICKET (Omar Walker up) is tipped to open her account right away. Trained by 15-time champion Wayne DaCosta, this 3-y-o bay filly by Seeking The Glory out of Just A Flutter has looked sharp at exercise, catching the eye on March 12 when galloping 1100 metres in a brisk 1:08.0 by 1:01.4. Only last Saturday, she looked easy in a 1000 metres gallop in 1:02.0, and with her preparation complete, should lead home fellow debutante AUNTIE RHONDA (Shane Ellis up) and FLYING MACHINE. The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by another DaCosta-trained first-time runner RUNAWAY GAL, (working well) with Walker aboard, and recent winner FORCE DE JOUR under the improving apprentice Javaneil Patterson in the sixth race over the straight for high claimers. Their respective dangers are LIKE A LADY and BIG GEORGE.center_img FIRST SUPER-6last_img read more

Firehouse visits cheer 90-year-old

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Every few weeks, Reuben “Dobb” Kass boards a city bus or train at the North Hollywood subway station near his home, and heads off on another adventure. It doesn’t matter that the retired New York City firefighter is legally blind with only limited peripheral vision, or that he just turned 90 on Sunday. Vision and age have nothing to do with these little adventures Dobb makes. Memories and camaraderie do. “One day a few years ago he wandered into our station, introduced himself, and sat down,” says Los Angeles Firefighter Mike Hayes from Station 105 in West Hills. “Dobb’s trying to visit as many stations in the city and meet as many firefighters as he can. Just hang out for a few hours talking to them. Everybody loves him.” A few weeks ago, Dobb – who got his nickname as a kid from his older brothers in Kansas by passing the time sliding down the neck of an old, blind swayback horse named Dobbin – took the Metrorail to Vermont Avenue, a part of the city he had never visited before. “I asked someone where the closest firehouse was, and stopped in for a visit for a few hours. Wherever I go, the doors always open because all firemen are brothers, here or in New York. Retired or not. It doesn’t matter.” True, said the half-dozen firefighters from Station 105 who turned the tables on Dobb on Sunday, dropping in at a 90th’s birthday party being held at his daughter’s West Hills home. That’s when they saw the video Dobb made last year to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Engine Company 69 in Harlem. “The guys back there searched the pension rolls to see who was still alive from the old days, and they found me,” he said. Sitting in the North Hollywood fire station near the Valley Village home where he and his wife, Frances, have lived since 1959, Dobb faced a video camera for the first time. In mesmerizing detail, he told the current firefighters of Engine Co. 69 and his own family the story of how he “died” at the big Harlem warehouse fire in the spring of 1943. He was a 27-year-old fireman working the graveyard shift when the alarm at Engine Co. 69 summoned him to a three-story warehouse fire. “When we got there, Jim McCarthy and I stretched some hose, called for water, and went in. The warehouse was filled with burlap rags, and the last thing I remember, Jim and I were crawling on our hands and knees on the second floor.” The rest of the story would be told to them later in the hospital. Because of the steel-shafted windows, it was hard to ventilate the warehouse and the men were overcome by smoke. “They found us laid out on top of a bale of rags,” Dobb said. “We were brought out, and a doctor from the hospital in Harlem pronounced us dead. “They wrapped us in blankets and laid us out on the sidewalk.” The fire raged on, and a second alarm was sounded. Riding in one of the fire ambulances was retired Dr. Harry Archer, 93, and working for the New York City Fire Department for $1 a year. “We were pointed out to him as being dead,” Dobb said. “One of the guys told us later that Archer said, ‘Who says so?’ He immediately put oxygen masks on us, and had other firemen straddle our shoulders, and push down on our backs with their elbows. “I woke up lying in a blanket on the sidewalk,” Dobb said. “Jim McCarthy did, too. They told us later that Dr. Archer, none too politely, suggested the doctor from the Harlem hospital return to medical school. “For the grace of God and that second alarm, I wouldn’t be here today.” But you are, Dobb – surrounded Sunday on your 90th birthday by loving family and brothers on the Fire Department. You can’t beat that. Happy birthday, and keep on visiting all those fire stations in the city. Old doc Archer would be proud. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Dennis McCarthy, (818) 713-3749 dennis.mccarthy@dailynews.comlast_img read more

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first_img For more information, call (562) 945-2651. A Lot Like Love’ set at Activity Center LA MIRADA — The Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd., invites seniors to spend an afternoon at the movies. “A Lot Like Love” will be shown at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. A different movie is shown each week. Free popcorn will be served. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. Silver Tops meets Fridays in Whittier WHITTIER — Silver Tops invites men and women 55 and older to weekly meetings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave. Free coffee is provided, and bingo follows the meetings. For more information, call (562) 464-3430. Hospital schedules insurance counseling WHITTIER — Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital offers free health insurance counseling for seniors from 10 to 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesday in the Flo and Frank L. Scott Conference Center, 12401 Washington Blvd. Have questions answered about how Medicare works, Medicare supplemental, long-term care insurance or health maintenance organization providers. For more information, call (562) 698-0811, Ext. 2444. Young at Hearts meet at Beth Shalom WHITTIER — Young at Heart Seniors members and their guests can attend a musical program featuring humor, songs and readings on at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 17 at Beth Shalom, 14579 Mulberry Drive. Bingo and refreshments follow the meetings. For more information, call at (562) 943-5266. Biola nurses will visit Activity Center LA MIRADA — The Biola University’s nursing department provides free blood pressure testing, diabetes and anemia screenings, as well as information on diet and exercise to seniors 55 and older from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. Physical examinations are held from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. by appointment only. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. Activities offered at Mayberry Center WHITTIER — The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation offers special events – seasonal parties, excursions, dances, birthday parties, movies and guest speakers. Programs such as hot and nutritious meals, bingo loteria, fitness, and arts are crafts for the seniors in our community are offered at Mayberry Park Senior Center, 13201 E. Meyer Road. For more information, call Ricardo Ceja at (562) 944-9727. Life Connections arranges daytrips WHITTIER — Presbyterian Intercommunity offers daytrips through Life Connections. Trips are set for October and include adventures to Fantasy Springs Casino, Catalina and Oak Glen. Prices are affordable. Register in the Senior Life Center, 12401 Washington Blvd. For more information call (562) 698-0811 Ext. 2444. Half Century Club holds bingo games LA MIRADA — The La Mirada Half Century Club meets for bingo from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. every Monday and Friday in the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. The games are open to community members age 18 and older. Popcorn and refreshments are provided. For additional information, call (562) 902-3160. Forever Young invites prospective members PICO RIVERA — Forever Young Senior/Adult Club is going into its third year, and seniors 50 and older are invited to join and make new friends. The club meets for social hour at 9 a.m. the second and fourth Friday at Smith Park Auditorium on Mines Avenue. The meeting follows. For more information, call Ralph Palomino at (562) 942-1736. Health benefits tips, counseling offered LA MIRADA — The city and the Center for Health Care Rights are offering free health insurance counseling from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month by appointment at 13810 La Mirada Blvd. For an appointment or more information, call (562) 902-3160. Volunteers sought to assist deputies SOUTH WHITTIER — The Whittier County Sheriff’s Sub-Station, 13525 Telegraph Road, is accepting applications from senior citizens in the county area to join the Sheriff’s Department’s S.A.F.E. (Seniors and Friends Everywhere) Program, which helps seniors live safely and feel secure in their residences. Volunteers from the sheriff’s Norwalk Station will make daily phone calls to check on participants’ well-being and will alert authorities if assistance is needed. To sign up or for more information, call (562) 903-1874 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Safe Return offers identification help LA MIRADA — The La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd., offers a low-cost Safe Return program through the Alzheimer’s Association which identifies individuals, notifies the caregiver, and provides multiple types of identification such as a bracelet or necklace. To register for Safe Return, visit the Activity Center. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. Low-impact exercise, activities held weekly WHITTIER — Seniors are invited to attend a one-hour senior low impact strengthening exercise class at 10:45 a.m. Mondays at Adventure County Park, 10130 S. Gunn Ave., A Seniors Activities class is held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday with different activities planned every day. For additional information, call (562) 693-0929. Dental screenings held every month LA MIRADA — Free dental screenings for people 55 and older are offered from 10 to 11 a.m. the first Friday of every month at the Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. The screenings are done to help identify tooth decay, large cavities, gum disease, or the need for dentures and crowns. Seniors may sign up in advance or walk in without an appointment. To register, or for more information, call (562) 902-3160. Critiques on writing include all genres WHITTIER — A free writing critique class for seniors meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St. All levels of creativity — fiction, nonfiction, poetry, monologues –are discussed. Team leaders are Alice Rivers and Virginia Salazar. For additional information, call (562) 943-9829. Whittier park serves lunches weekdays WHITTIER — Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation and SASSFA Senior Services serve lunches for age 60 and older at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday at Adventure County Park, 10130 S. Gunn Ave. A donation of $2 per person is requested. For more information, call (562) 318-8131. Doll Workshop seeks volunteers, materials WHITTIER — Members of the Doll Workshop gather from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at Whittier Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St., to make doll clothes, stuffed toys, refurbish dolls, etc., to be donated annually to the Whittier Police Department and Salvation Army’s toy drives. The volunteer workers need donated fabric, lace, elastic, snaps, thread, other sewing materials to be used for toys. For more information, call (562) 464-3370. Piecemakers features quilting projects LA MIRADA — Members of La Mirada Piecemakers quilting group meets from noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. The class is free, and everyone is invited to join. The Piecemakers share projects, help others and work on community projects. Bring a sewing machine to sew during class. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. Center offers advice about health programs WHITTIER — Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital and the Center for Hospital and the Center for Health Care Rights are offering free health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy program and assistance with benefits provided by Medicare, health maintenance organizations and supplemental insurance. A volunteer counselor, will provide assistance with coverage or billing questions relating to Medicare, HMOs or Medi-gap insurance, long-term care insurance. Information about Medicare prescription drug coverage will also be available. HICAP services are available from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesday at 12401 Washington Blvd. To make an appointment, call the Senior Life Center at (562) 698-0811, Ext. 2444. Los Nietos center provides legal help WHITTIER — Bet Tzedek Legal Services provides free legal help to seniors 60 and older with great economic and social needs who are residents of Los Angeles County. Services are available by appointment only at Los NietosCommunity and Senior Center, 11640 E. Slauson Ave., Whittier. For information or to schedule an appointment, call (562) 699-9898. Exercise classes feature self-pacing WHITTIER — Physical fitness exercise classes for seniors at Whittier Presbyterian Church, Broadway at El Rancho Drive, allow participants to work at their own pace with workouts designed to fight high blood pressure, arthritis and osteoporosis. Classes meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays. There is a $15 lab fee. For more information, call (562) 698-8121, Ext. 1300. La Habra Lites Band plays every Tuesday LA HABRA — Members of La Habra Lites Band perform for dancing and lunch from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at La Habra Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd. Hot lunches are served for $2 for seniors 60-plus and $3 for younger. The La Habra Shuttle provides free transportation for adults and seniors attending Community Center activities three or more days a week on a regular basis. For more information, call Lucy Ramirez, (562) 905-9748. Center offers support for grieving seniors NORWALK — The Southeast Area Counseling Center provides grief support for seniors at 1 p.m. Thursdays at Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive. New topics are addressed monthly. For information, call (562) 929-5580. Coed tennis classes held in La Mirada LA MIRADA — Longtime La Mirada resident Wes Williams teaches beginning and intermediate coed tennis classes for players 50 and up. Beginners meet from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Regional Park tennis courts. Intermediate tennis follows from 9 to 10 a.m. Students should wear tennis shoes and provide their own rackets. Running, walking classes held weekly LA MIRADA — Seniors can get in shape or just enjoy morning fresh air, sunshine and exercise at a running class that meets from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays at the Community Gymnasium, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. A walking class follows from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, call (562) 902-2938. Senior Briefs are provided Tuesdays on a space-available basis. Items must be submitted by the week prior to publishing; submit to Community News, Whittier Daily News, 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602, or fax to (562) 698-0450.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Senior center offers dinner and a movie WHITTIER — Sign up for “Dinner On The Go” at 4 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St. Cost is $4 and includes dinner, a beverage and the movie, “The Interpreter.” For more information, call (562) 464-3370. Empire Falls’ set as free weekly flick WHITTIER — The Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St., now offers free movies two days a week. This week, “Empire Falls” will be shown at 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday. A different movie is shown each week. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week For more information, call (562) 464-3370. Community lectures scheduled Thursdays LA MIRADA — The Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd., presents free weekly community lectures at 10 a.m. Thursdays. To register, or for more information, call (562) 902-3160. Eyeglass adjustments offered in Whittier WHITTIER — Posada Whittier, 8120 S. Painter Ave., will have opticians available to provide free eyeglass adjustments and answer questions from seniors at noon Wednesday. Refreshments will be served.last_img read more