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Joaquín Peiró, legend of Atlético, Málaga and Selección dies

first_imgAfter several years without training, he arrived in Badajoz in 1998 where he saved the team from a certain descent. The following year he moved to Malaga where he resumed his pulse as a great coach and became a legend at La Rosaleda. Promotion to the First Division, remembered victory at the Camp Nou (1-2) with goals from Agostinho and Vicente Valcarce and consolidation of the team among the greats.Peiró, a coach with great eyesight, built a recognizable eleven that 20 years later, the malaguistas recite from memory: Contreras; Rojas, Fernando Sanz, Roteta, Valcarce: Rufete, De los Santos, Sandro, Agostinho, Darío Silva and Dely Valdés. For the memory, his famous guards have remained at the Guadalmar hotel to prevent Darío Silva from leaving. He got the best performance from the brilliant and wayward Uruguayan. His great frustration was not being able to sign Pedro Munitis, Mista and Samuel Etoo for Malaga, despite the fact that he had convinced them.After a brief stage in Murcia, he left the benches and stayed in Madrid with his family, his friends, his memories. At 84 years old he is gone forever but his memory is indelible. See you forever, Don Joaquín! Joaquín Peiró (Madrid, 29-1-1936), a legend of Atlético de Madrid as a player, and of Malaga, during his time as coach, has died at the age of 84 in Madrid. A piece of news that has filled with regret all those who knew, treated, admired and enjoyed their friendship. Peiro He was an extraordinary footballer and as a coach he did great campaigns especially in Malaga, where his death has impacted in a very heartfelt way.Raised in post-war Madrid was forged as a footballer in the historic Ferroviaria, a club from Madrid that came to play in Segunda already disappeared. In 1955 he joined Atlético de Madrid and from the beginning he left an imprint of his class and a colossal charisma that made him one of the first media players in Spain. Quick and with a huge stride, he had on his back the ‘10’ and had as a partner Enrique Collar, a great winger who was Paco Gento’s rival for the national team title. Peiró and Collar formed what the good athletic fans knew as “the infernal wing”.ATLÉTICO DE MADRID ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Joaquín Peiró forms in his stage as an Atlético player with Miguel, Callejo, Chuzo and CollarATLÉTICO DE MADRID Despite his enormous talent, Peiró he was only 12 times international with Spain (other five with Selection B today in disuse). He debuted on 23-6-1956 with defeat, 3-1 in Portugal. He scored the honor goal. In addition to the 1962 Chile World Cup, the England World Cup of 1966 played, both unfortunate and conflictive for the Red due to a tremendous concentration of 40 days imposed by the coach, José Villalonga, and which broke the spirit of the squad. His last game was against Switzerland in Sheffield (2-1) and the lead was as follows: Amancio, Del Sol, Peiró, Luis Suárez and Gento.On the bench in place of Clemente.As a coach he had good experiences. He was a technical supporter of good football and not a single detail escaped him. “I know when a player has come out at night as soon as I see him, because I also went out when I was a player”, used to say. He had great eyesight and a sly and kind character that made him win everyone’s affection. He directed Atlético Madrileño, a subsidiary of Atlético de Madrid, Granada (he continues to be the coach who has spent the longest time on this bench consecutively, two seasons and 21 games) and Figueres. Being on this team, In March 1990, Jesús Gil fired Javier Clemente and decided to sign Peiró in the middle of the season. The technician collides with the volcanic character of Gil and is dismissed shortly after.MARIANO POZO & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Peiró runs a training session for Málaga (01-02)MARIANO POZO (DAILY AS)center_img ‘The Galgo de Cuatro Caminos’, as he was nicknamed, won with the rojiblancos two consecutive Cups, both at Real Madrid and the 1962 Recopa at Fiorentina. He was also at the World Cup in Chile of that year where Spain was eliminated in the first phase. It was a great Atlético that where his attack was recited from memory: Jones, Adelardo, Mendonça, Peiró and Collar. His brilliant performances attracted the attention of Italian teams and Torino signed him after paying 25 million pesetas at the time (about 150,000 euros in exchange). He was the third Spanish player to go to Calcio after Luis Suárez and Luis Del Sol. It was a controversial sale. Atlético needed money. His financial situation was delicate. Hundreds of fans, angry, showed up and cut Calle Barquillo (club headquarters) to express their protest to the president, Javier Barroso. There was no going back and ‘El Galgo de Cuatro Caminos’ went to Torino where he was two seasons.Del Torino, to Inter by Helenio Herrera. ‘El Mago’, with whom he won two European Cups to finish in Rome where he retired at 34 years old. It can be said that he triumphed in complicated Italian football (a language that spoke perfectly).last_img read more

Barrolle Slips in Championship Hunt

first_imgDisappointed fans of Mighty Barrolle, in their dominant red attire, were spell-bound and cheerless last Sunday, when the Kanyan Pepper’s boys failed to defeat Timber Wolves at the Sports Commission on Broad Street, writes Leroy M. Sonpon, lll.The virtually youthful Wolves whipped Mighty Barrolle 47-61 points.The Rollers’ defeat narrowed their hunt to put an end to their decades-long title drought, but Coach Otis Nyanneh is still optimistic of clinching the title, arguing that every team loses, and that is part of the game.Barrolle’s win last week against Bardnersville Celtics, 71-62 points favored them alongside LPRC Oilers and NPA Anchors for their title hunt.But their latest defeat to Wolves may probably be their turning-point to remain empty in their title hunt.Earlier, Supreme Sisters whipped Commissioner 33-23 points and K-Delta continued their winning spree when they thrashed Phoenix 64-47 points.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Soccer Cancelled!

first_imgAfter cancelling Slo-Pitch Tuesday evening, the same has been decided for Wednesday’s Fort St. John Soccer  League games, due to extreme rain and a muddy field conditions.As of now it is unknown if the cancelled games will be rescheduled.- Advertisement –last_img

PPP/C launches “Stronger Together for a Better Guyana” campaign to take government

first_imgElections 2020– speakers include Presidential and Prime Ministerial CandidatesThousands of Guyanese are expected to congregate at the Kitty Market Square in Georgetown as the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) launches its 2020 Elections Campaign today, Sunday, January 5.Bharrat JagdeoThe launch is expected to kick off from 15:00h and will see a plethora of speakers from the Party outlining their vision to lead Guyana for the next five years. The campaign will be launched under the “Stronger Together for a Better Guyana” banner.Headlining the launch will be Presidential Candidate Dr Irfaan Ali and his running mate, former Guyana Defence Force Chief of Staff Brigadier (retired) Mark Phillips. Along with the running duo, General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo will layout the Party’s plan heading into the March 2 General and Regional Elections.Irfaan AliThe Party is inviting all Guyanese to come and listen as they outline their plans to create jobs, reduce taxation, and improve education and healthcare in addition to presenting ideas for affordable housing and management of the oil and gas sector.Speaking on a local talk show, PPP Executive member Gail Teixeira said that the launch will be geared at presenting their plans and programmes to rescue Guyana.Mark Phillips“At our rally, we will be launching our campaign and that means from January 5 to March 1, no stopping. We will be working 24/7 and our supporters and friends will be full steam ahead. It is basically the final lap. We have been on campaign in different levels for the last year expecting that elections will be held in accordance with the Constitution,” Teixeira noted.She said that at the rally, persons would have a different experience as compared to what they saw when the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition launched their campaign on Friday.“Our rally will be different from PNC (Peoples National Congress) APNU/AFC rally, being, we don’t bust people in using state resources as one. We are going to talk about policies and programmes so that people have a lot to hear and hopefully it will enlighten them and let them know we are serious about being able to rescue our country. These programmes and policies did not happen yesterday (at APNU/AFC campaign launch),” she contended.The former Parliamentary Chief Whip welcomed the undecided voters to come out at the Kitty Market Square and listen as the candidates present their plans and make the decision as to whether the PPP/C is the party for them.“It is a serious political rally. It is indicating that we are ready for the campaign. We are ready for government and we are ready to take government on March 3. We want to be able to turn this country around and if we don’t, then we will we suffer under Granger,” the former Home Affairs Minister explained.The incumbent Government launched their campaign at D’Urban Park – one of the coalition’s first controversial projects, on Friday. Headlining the launch was Trinidadian soca singer, Farmer Nappy.At the launch, it, rather than presenting its plans and making its case for another five years in office, the David Granger-led Administration just presented themselves. The coalition also notably failed to indicate when it would release its manifesto with a detailed plan for the development of Guyana – a now oil-producing nation.In addition, the coalition party also failed to name Khemraj Ramjattan as its Prime Ministerial candidate.Meanwhile, former PPP Member of Parliament, Joe Hamilton, noted that the launch will be a political rally and not a concert while referring to the governing coalition’s launch.“On Friday, what you had was a concert. We will be having entertainment, yes of course, but we will be having a political rally that is serious in its outlook recognising the juncture we are at the moment in this country whereby we can outline our programmes and policies to the people of Guyana. Those plans and programmes we will put to the people.Today will present Prime Minister candidate who is a real Brigadier and a Chief of Staff. A real Chief of Staff. We will present many people who are new to politics, who have embraced the PPP over time. We will present people who were once supporters of the Peoples National Congress. It is a total different activity. It will be entertaining and joyous but it would not be the kind of entertainment that took priority to cloud no programme and plan. Our priority is programme and plan, our priority is not entertainment,” Hamilton asserted.Last month, the PPP/C launched their manifesto titled: “Our plan for prosperity”, with excerpts outlining the Party’s policies and plans for the country and its people, should it get into office.Some of the plans outlined include the removal of Value Added Tax (VAT) on key areas such as electricity, water and healthcare, among other things.Also high on the Party’s agenda is the reversal and/or reduction of the over 200 tax measures imposed by the coalition Administration – such as on building materials, on data, and exports.The Party also outlined that it will reverse the VAT on farming, mining and forestry equipment, which has caused untold difficulties for farmers, miners and those in the forestry sector.Additionally, the PPP, in its 2020 elections manifesto, has promised that if elected to office, it would advance constitutional reform with the input of the citizens themselves. The PPP/C has also promised that should it return to office, the restoration of the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) is high on its agenda.The Party also noted some concrete measures they will pursue, including establishing an International Centre of Excellence for Biological Diversity. According to the PPP/C, this centre will promote cutting-edge research, while developing and exporting educational services.They also promised that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would have its capacity built to provide enhanced regulation. In addition, the National System of Protected Areas would also be enhanced.According to the PPP, steps would also be taken to decarbonise the transport sector by implementing a mixture of ethanol into vehicles to reduce the use of fossil fuels. Other measures the Party touted were renewable energy technologies and providing incentives for biomass-to-energy projects. The Party promised it would also provide grants for start-up businesses for renewable and recycling projects.Another measure the Party promised was to implement a National Land Use policy for residential and commercial interests, as well as establishing an inter-agency mechanism for coordination between the forestry, mining, agriculture, settlements and infrastructure sector.last_img read more

La Mirada falls short

first_imgAnd when the Matadores took a quick lead about five minutes into the fray, that optimism must have elevated to confidence. But while La Mirada was competitive the remainder of the game, Sunny Hills validated its seeding by coming back for a 4-1 victory to advance to Saturday’s championship game against Mayfair and end the Matadores’ season with an 18-10-2 record. • Photo Gallery: La Mirada vs. Sunny Hills FULLERTON – With only one loss in its previous 13 games (11-1-1), La Mirada High School’s girls soccer team had every right to be optimistic entering Tuesday’s CIF-Southern Section Division III semifinal playoff game against Sunny Hills, even though the host Raiders are the division’s No. 1-seeded team. “I thought we did a pretty good job of handling Tanya (Taylor),” La Mirada coach Dennis Guerra said. “I don’t think we gave her many opportunities to play her game, but that gave other players the chance to step up, and they did. That’s why they’re the No. 1 seed.” Taylor did manage to score her 35th and 36th goals of the season. The rest of the time, she made the Matadores defenders work hard. Lauren Cope scored La Mirada’s goal, set up by Kerry Klunder’s well-executed corner kick. The ball was knocked down in front of the goal, bounced and then was drilled past goalkeeper Ilyana Ari. “Kerry has played tremendously through the playoffs,” Guerra said, “and that corner kick did exactly what it was supposed to do, bounce around in front of the goal.” Taylor’s first goal moments later got the Raiders even with a penalty kick after Cope was called for a hand ball in the penalty area. center_img Kelsie Layana scored her first of two goals in the 36th minute with a header from close in over a teammate and a defender for a 2-1 halftime lead. While most of the first half was played in La Mirada’s half of the field and Matadores goalie Kiki Salazar recorded six of her 10 saves in the half, Sunny Hills (24-1-5) was not afforded many quality attempts because of La Mirada’s hard-working defenders. “I think Kiki played a solid game,” Guerra said. “She did all she could do against a very good team.” La Mirada never really got into an offensive flow and spent much of the game clearing the ball. Sunny Hills scored two goals in quick succession early in the second half, and essentially put the game away. With coach Jeff Gordon exhorting Melanie Serrata to “get the ball up, just a chip shot” on a corner kick, Serrata sent a line drive that teammate Audrey McKay ducked under while attempting a header. But Layana was right behind her and redirected the ball into the goal beyond a diving Salazar. The goal gave Sunny Hills a 3-1 lead. Two minutes later, Taylor gained possession just inside midfield, and serpentined her way through a handful of defenders before making a successful shot from about 15 yards to complete the scoring. “I think set plays were the difference today,” Gordan said. “Tanya came up big today, and we had a very good defensive effort all around. “We didn’t make a lot of adjustments. We have a system we stick to no matter who we’re playing. It seems to work.” in the 52nd minute roger.murray@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046 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

Taarabt could be sacked by QPR after Redknapp rant

first_img1 Adel Taarabt could be sacked by QPR if he fails to fulfil his contract.QPR manager Harry Redknapp has accused the Moroccan forward of being overweight and says he is not fit enough to play a Premier League game.The west London club must give him every opportunity to lose weight and support him over the coming months, but if he fails to co-operate, the club could lawfully dismiss the player, according to Glenn Hayes, a leading employment lawyer at Irwin Mitchell.He said: “The reality of the situation is that QPR have one of their highest earners not playing football.“He is potentially a key member of the QPR squad and presumably like all players, he will have clauses in his contract that relate to his fitness and willingness to train.“If he isn’t meeting these, and it appears that he is not willing to change, then the club could look to lawfully terminate the contract.” Adel Taarabt last_img read more

Premier League team of the season including Leicester, Spurs and Arsenal stars

first_img Striker: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) – It’s the fairytale that is going to be turned into a film – we just hope it’s better than the Goal Trilogy. Forget beetroot factory worker Rickie Lambert’s rags to riches story, Vardy could be about to go from Stocksbridge Park Steels to Premier League title winner in just six seasons. His incredible work rate, combined with his ability to hit the back of the net with almost ever larruped shot he takes has fired the Foxes to within touching distance of glory – and possibly an Oscar. Defensive midfield: N’Golo Kante (Leicester City) – This one is fairly obvious. Having gone from underrated to rated in about 10 games, the midfielder has now earned himself a call up to the France squad following a sensational season with the Foxes. More interceptions than any other central midfielder, more successful tackles, and a plethora of other statistics make him one of the hardest working players in the Premier League. Striker: Harry Kane (Tottenham) – The ‘one season wonder’ is now sitting pretty atop the Premier League’s goalscoring charts with 21 strikes to his name for Spurs this season. His all-round play has been one of several reasons the Lilywhites have gone from top four hopefuls to title challengers. At times a little selfish, Kane could add a few more assists to his game but that doesn’t take away from his stunning showings at White Hart Lane. Attacking midfield: Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) – King of the assist, the German’s form has faded – just like his team’s – but was exceptional for most of the campaign. According to WhoScored, Ozil has made the sixth most passes (1712) in the Premier League this season, but, from this number, 117 have been ‘key’ – 24 more than nearest rival Christian Eriksen and 31 more than Dimitri Payet. He may get labelled lazy but he provides a pivotal role for the Gunners. 11 11 11 Left back: Christian Fuchs (Leicester City) – A free transfer from Schalke, Fuchs was one of the most inspired signings of the summer. Once he’d got to grips with the pace of the Premier League the Austrian showed exactly what he had to offer. He’s made 82 successful tackles, 75 interceptions and 92 clearances, while also, as his side attack on the counter, making more accurate long passes than any other left-back. Chuck in three assists, including his peach of a pass to Jamie Vardy against Manchester United in November and his corner to Robert Huth in the Foxes’ 1-0 victory over Tottenham, and you have a key player. Centre back: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham) – If you’re looking for a reason behind Spurs’ sudden defensive improvements, the Belgian is one of the biggest, for sure. Alderweireld’s stunning showings at the back were undoubtedly aided by the fact he was teaming up with former Ajax partner Jan Vertonghen but even alongside his compatriot’s deputy, Kevin Wimmer, the 27-year-old has been a rock in Mauricio Pochettino’s backline, a leader and the provider of some exquisite long passes, with two leading to goals for Dele Alli against West Brom and Everton. 11 11 11 With just seven games to go in the Premier League season, stars around the country are voting for team of the season.As well as choosing the Player and Young Player of the Year, PFA members are attempting to pick an XI of the best top-flight entertainers.It’s to be expected a number of Leicester City’s men will make the side, while we imagine Spurs stars could also be a major fixture.So, with the international break upon us, here at talkSPORT we’ve decide to take a stab at naming our side – and it was pretty darn difficult.Click the right arrow above to see our Premier League Team of the Season… Left midfield: Dimitri Payet (West Ham) – Able to create something out of nothing, the Hammers’ top four tilt has largely been based around the brilliance of France star Payet. Eight goals and eight assists show his importance to Slaven Bilic’s side but numbers can’t fully give you an appreciation of his skill, eye for a pass and excellent set-piece delivery. A fee of £10.75m was a snip. Right midfield: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) – The Algerian’s direct running and quick feet make him a menacing prospect for defences and with the end product he’s added to his game this year he has been in, quite frankly, astonishing form. His 16 goals and 11 assists mean he’s been involved in more goals than any other Premier League player, but his defensive contribution is also excellent as Claudio Ranieri’s hard to break down side sit top of the table. 11 Goalkeeper: Jack Butland (Stoke) – Click the right arrow above to see our Premier League Team of the Season (so far) in full… – The young English shot stopper stepped up to replace Asmir Begovic this season and Mark Hughes’ faith was well placed. Butland has, according to WhoScored, made 103 saves, more than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League. He certainly gives the Potters a solid base as they battle it out for a Europa League spot. 11 11 Centre back: Virgil van Dijk (Southampton) – Ronald Koeman has admitted he was worried how the Dutchman would adapt to life in the Premier League after two seasons in Scotland with Celtic. It turns out he didn’t have to. After an iffy start, including a poor showing against Manchester United, Van Dijk has proved not only to be an aerial ace, winning headers left, right and centre, but an excellent tackler too – he’s only made SIX unsuccessful tackles. 11 Right back: Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) – Quick as a flash, the marauding Gunner can turn defence into attack. He’s laid on four assists from full-back and has only committed 13 fouls, resulting in just two cautions. His defending could do with some improvements but, generally, his pace gets him out of trouble and having made more successful dribbles than any other right-back (46) he makes it into our XI. 11last_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TUESDAY Prostate Cancer Support Group meets, 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Susan Baker at (661) 273-2200. Toddler story time for children ages 2-6, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 39228 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 272-9134. Celebrate Discovery, a Christian-based 12-step program, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale United Methodist Church, 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-3103. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8 in Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Call Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Successful Anger Management course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Call (661) 538-1846. Sand Creek Orators, Toastmaster International meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Hummel Hall, 2200 20th St. W., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Caregiver Support Group meets, 5:30-7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Lancaster Community Hospital in Lancaster. Sponsored by ProCare Hospice. Call (661) 951-1146. Tears in My Heart Support Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Rocketeers Toastmasters meets, 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Call Pam Raneri at (661) 275-5287. Pancho Barnes Composite Squadron 49, Civil Air Patrol will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Sky Park, 4171 Knox Ave., Rosamond. Call (760) 373-5771. Antelope Valley Archaeology Club will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5656. Grief Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoffmann Hospice, 1832 W. Ave. K, Suite D-1. Call (661) 948-8801. Toastmasters Sand Creek Orators Club meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2500 Orange St., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Snyders Dance Groove will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $2. Call (661) 609-6510. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) will meet, 9-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for brunch, speakers and crafts at Central Christian Church, 3131 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Cost: $6 per meeting, plus $2 per child for child care. Scholarships are available. Call (661) 945-7902. 12 Step Recovery Group for alcohol and drug addiction will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. American Indian Little League will meet, 7 p.m. at HomeTown Buffet, 422 W. Ave. P. Call Harry Richard at (661) 267-2259. High Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Denny’s restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (760) 240-4705. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Youth Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE, or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Plane Talk Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Lockheed Federal Credit Union, 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale. Call (661) 572-4123. Harmony Showcase Chorus of Sweet Adelines International rehearses, 7:30 p.m. at 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. The group is part of an international organization of women who sing four-part harmony. Call (661) 273-0995, (661) 285-1797 or (661) 940-3109. Al-Anon will hold a discussion, noon at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale, and at 7 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Room 704, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiards Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program representative will be available, 1-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551 for an appointment. Tumbleweed Card Club for seniors will play canasta, pinochle and other games, 1-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Line dancing, 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8:30 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Palmdale Youth Council will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Parks and Recreation office, 38260 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5611. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at the Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Expectant parent tours of the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department will start at 6 p.m. from the hospital lobby, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Beginners will meet at 7 p.m. Call (661) 948-2571. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 10:30 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Also in Lancaster, 6:30 p.m. at Sunnydale School, 1233 W. Ave. J-8. Call Karen at (661) 723-9331. Overeaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Robin’s Law Office, 203 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 949-9192. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. WEDNESDAY Sweet Talkers Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Wilsona School District boardroom, 18050 E. Ave. 0, Lake Los Angeles. Call (661) 944-1216 or 944-1130. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 will serve specialty meals, or hamburger baskets, 5:30-8 p.m. at the post, 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Proceeds will benefit community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Kids Managing Anger Together for ages 13-17 will meet, 4:30-6 p.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite. B-1, Palmdale. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Women’s Group will deal with the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of relationship, infertility and other issues, noon-1:30 p.m. Call (661) 266-8700. Fobi-Lyte Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month to address the medical, nutritional and social ramifications of weight-loss surgery in fourth-floor Conference Room 16 at Antelope Valley Outpatient Imaging Center, 44105 15th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 723-5123. Caregivers Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, 44421 10th St. W., Suite I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-4852. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Eye Opener Toastmasters Club will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call Al Moore at (661) 726-3627. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente. Call Alan Strech at (661) 940-4640. Scrapbookers Club will meet, 5-7 p.m. at Peldyns, 27021 Twenty Mule Team Road, Boron. Free tools for use. Bring book and photos. Call (760) 608-1422. Antelope Valley Intertribal Council meeting, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 435-0423. AIDS-related death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Sudden-death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Dual Recovery Anonymous, an informal 12-step group for mental health consumers with a history of substance abuse, will meet, 3 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call (661) 947-1595. Antelope Valley Interfaith Choir will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. For adults and mature teenagers. Call Kathe Walters at (661) 285-8306. Hi-Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Don’s Restaurant, Victorville. Call (760) 240-4705. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 2 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Belly dancing classes, 7-9 p.m. at the Alpine Grange, 8650 E. Ave. T-8, Littlerock. Lessons: $2. Call (661) 944-1747. Desert Noon Lions Club meets, noon-1 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the California Pantry, 120 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call Barbara at (661) 947-4079. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Free. For information and location, call (661) 538-1846. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose meeting room on the second floor at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. The organization is a 12-step, self-help group. Call (661) 943-5466. Little Angels, a support group for families with young children with Down syndrome, meets, 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, 43210 Gingham Ave., Lancaster. Call Cyndee Moore at (661) 945-6761 or e-mail cyndeem@nlacrc.com. Al-Anon discussion group will meet, 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale; Alateen at 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale, and a women’s discussion group at 7:30 p.m. at 32142 Crown Valley Road, Acton. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. A Course in Miracles discussion, 7-9 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 10 a.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Bridge Club for seniors will meet, noon-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Beginner and intermediate players welcome. Call (661) 267-5551. Blood pressure testing for seniors, 10-11:15 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Knitting and crocheting for seniors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 704 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Bring your own supplies. Call (661) 267-5551. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale Children’s Youth Library, 38510 Sierra Highway. Call Kathy at (661) 265-1839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Multipurpose Room 2 at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 256-7064. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Women’s Eating Disorder Group will meet, 6-7:30 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. Bingo for seniors, 12:15-2:15 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Cost: 25 cents per card. Call (661) 267-5551. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Center, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 949-7423. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org THURSDAY High Desert Toastmasters meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at 1008 W. Ave. M-4, Palmdale. Call (661) 992-3229 or 944-1130. High Desert Modular Model Railroad Club meets, 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the Experimental Test Pilots Association boardroom, 44814 Elm Ave., Lancaster. Call Bob Drury at (661) 400-4479. Cedar Open Reading meets weekly, 7-9 p.m. in Cedar Hall, 44851 Cedar Ave., Lancaster, except on the second Thursday of the month when the meeting is in the gallery, 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4314. The Overcomers, an emotional and educational support group for mental health consumers, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call Bill Slocum or Mary Rogers at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Aces & Deuces Square Dance Club will meet, 7-8:15 p.m. for beginners and 8:15-9:30 p.m. for plus at Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale, for ages 10 and up. Cost: $3. Call (661) 256-7650. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Facilitated Anger Management Group for teens will meet, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults will meet, 6:30-8 p.m., at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Al-Anon will host a discussion, 1 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale; a step study at 7 p.m. at 1827 E. Ave. Q-10, Palmdale; and a meeting on Steps, Traditions, Concepts at 7:30 p.m. at 44815 Fig Ave., Suite 101, Lancaster. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. Information and location: (661) 723-9967. Desert Aire Women’s Golf Association will meet at Desert Aire Golf Course at Avenue P and 40th Street East in Palmdale. Call (661) 269-5982. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Country line dance lessons for seniors, 1-2 p.m. for beginners and 2:15 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Donation requested. Call (661) 267-5551. Soroptimist International of Antelope Valley will meet, noon at the Holiday Inn of Palmdale-Lancaster, 38630 5th St. W., Palmdale. Business and professional women are invited. Call (661) 946-1609. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 569 will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Grecian Isles Mobile Home Park, 4444 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-7672 or (661) 285-5003. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7:30-9 p.m. Step Workbook reading and writing. Call (661) 947-7935. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Support group for women in abusive or battering situations will meet, 1-3:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A Spanish-language group also will meet, 10 a.m.-noon. Call (661) 945-6736 or (661) 945-5509. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. FRIDAY Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at Lancaster Presbyterian Church, 1661 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Call (661) 951-2988. Celebrate Recovery will meet, 7 p.m. at the Harvest Office and Ministry Center, 43209 10th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-2803. Emotional Freedom Technique Group offers weekly demonstrations and practices, 6:30 p.m. (except before three-day weekends). Self-help tapping technique used to reduce or eliminate stress, cravings, pains, fears, phobias. Call (661) 945-4045. Speakers in the Wind Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Jack Knight at (661) 946-7166. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 10 a.m.-noon. Call Carmen Andersen at (661) 273-8122. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets, 9:15 a.m.-noon the first and third Fridays of each month at Church of Christ, 1655 E. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Includes a hot breakfast buffet, discussion groups, featured speaker, craft and demonstrations. Children welcome. Cost: $5 for moms and $3 for kids. Call (661) 943-3162 or (661) 942-1638. Stress Management will meet, 1 p.m. at 43423 Division St., Suite 107, Lancaster. Call (661) 947-1595 or (661) 726-2850, Ext. 221. Speakers in the Wind Toastmaster Club 2867 will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Joyce Hall at (661) 946-1181 or Barbara Linde at (661) 947-2537. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Celebrate Recovery, a biblically based 12-step recovery program, will meet, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 44648 15th St. W. Call Pastor Pat Tanner at (661) 948-0855. The Lightkeepers, Spiritual Discussion Group, will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Center of Light, A.V. Church, 1030 West Ave. L-8, Lancaster. Call (661) 718-8731. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 and Ladies Auxiliary will serve steak or shrimp dinners, 5:30-8 p.m. at 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Takeout orders. Proceeds will go to community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Meditation class, 7-8:30 p.m. For location and information, call (661) 945-9832. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. in the multipurpose room on the mental health ward at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Friendship Center, 43423 Division St. Suite 107, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Kaiser Permanente Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at the clinic offices, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Open to the community. Free. Call (661) 951-2988. The Weekenders, a social and recreational group for mental health consumers, will meet, 1-2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-1595. Al-Anon will have a 12-and-12 meeting at 10:30 a.m. at 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd. and a beginners meeting at 7 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Pinochle Group for seniors, 6-9 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Oil painting class for seniors, 9-11 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Shop Talk Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Crazy Otto’s Diner. Call Stan Main at (661) 269-1424. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 1681 will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. in Room 14 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4459. Rosamond Moose Lodge, 1105 Sierra Highway, Rosamond, will serve dinner, 5-8 p.m. Cost: $4-$6. Bingo will start at 10 a.m., offered by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Room 13, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-0595. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. SATURDAY Seniors Lunch-Bingo Hour, noon-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Sponsored by Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity). Call Emerita Ross at (661) 723-7876 or Marie Cabrera at (661) 726-5309. Al-Anon will have a Spanish-speaking discussion meeting, 9 a.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite C-3, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353. Facilitated Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 2:30-4 p.m.; teens, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults, 10:30-noon or 12:30-2 p.m. at the Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Beginning yoga, 9-10 a.m. at Unity Church of Antelope Valley, 39149 8th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 273-3341. Women and Self-esteem support group meets in the Acton area. Call (661) 947-0839. Healing Heart support group will meet, 4-5:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army store, 45001 Beech Ave. in Lancaster. Call (661) 943-5830. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 9 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call Jane at (661) 945-4798. Women Midlife Transition Support Group for women over age 40 is facilitated by a professional psychotherapist. Call (661) 947-0839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. in Room 13 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 724-1820. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org or www.sava-na.org. SUNDAY Nicotine Anonymous will meet, 8-9 p.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 43824 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 946-7606. Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity) Seniors’ Social Hour, 4-7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Meetings feature films, talks, singalongs, talent shows and dancing. Call (661) 723-7876 or (661) 726-5309. Costume Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5, students with identification are admitted free. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30 p.m. Sunday at 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $7. Club membership: $20. Call (661) 718-8997. Life Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5, students with ID are admitted free. Teen Care and Support Group, for teens who have lost a family member or friend, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian School, 1011 E. Ave. I, Room 302, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 1 p.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Revealing Truth, a meditation and spiritual discussion, 4:45-6:15 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Antelope Valley Chess Club will meet, 1-5 p.m. at American Legion Post 771, 39463 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 726-1323. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 5-6 p.m. at 44960 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 789-5806. MONDAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults, ages 17 1/2 to 25, with mental health issues, will meet, noon-1 p.m. at Transitional Youth Services, 104 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Snyders Dance Groove will give ballroom, Latin, country and swing dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. For ages 40 and up. Cost: $3 per person. Call (661) 609-6510. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Co-Dependents Anonymous Step Study will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927. 12 Step Recovery Groups for alcohol and drug addiction, co-dependency, relationship addiction, overeating, fear and anxiety issues, will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Recovery Inc., a self-help group for people with panic attacks, anxiety or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster, third floor. Call (661) 943-3956. The Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo at 5:30 p.m. The grill will be open. Call (661) 947-2027. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 722-0393. Co-Dependents Anonymous will host a 12-step recovery program, 7:30-9 p.m., at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927 or (661) 946-5846. Grief Recovery Outreach Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or visit www.frf.av.org. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. The Highs and Lows, a support group for those diagnosed with manic depression or related disorders, will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Al-Anon will have a discussion, 7 p.m. at 51st Street West and Avenue K, Lancaster. Child care provided. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 572 will meet, 9-11 a.m. at the Mayflower Gardens chapel, 6570 W. Ave. L-12, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 943-3089. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6 p.m. with regular games beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-2027. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6:30 p.m. with regular games beginning at 7 p.m. at Paraclete High School, 42145 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3255, Monday evenings: (661) 943-1017. Billiard Gang for seniors will meet, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Parent support group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. The facilitated group is for parents who need help coping with family issues. Call (661) 266-8700. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 273-1016. Expectant parents can tour the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department, 1600 W. Ave. J in Lancaster, and get information on what to expect during hospitalization, at sessions starting at 6 p.m. Visitors meet in the main lobby. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org.last_img read more

Bob Hope curfew talk re-kindled

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Authority Commissioner Bill Wiggins said he believes this is a big step forward. “This is almost the final step,” he said. Burbank officials said they were pleased the Airport Authority is looking for ways to improve the quality of life for local residents. “I’m glad they’re taking this up and looking at improving the 161 study,” City Attorney Dennis Barlow said. “In the best of all worlds, we’ll see the 161 study go through, and the FAA will grant a nighttime curfew.” Part 161 came about after Congress passed the Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990. It was intended to prevent airports from imposing additional noise rules while also requiring airlines to phase out older, noisier planes with quieter jets. BURBANK – Bob Hope Airport officials are set to discuss ways to complete a long-awaited noise study by the end of 2006 in hopes of getting federal approval for a nighttime curfew. During its meeting Wednesday, the Airport Authority’s Legal, Government & Environmental Affairs Committee will gauge the financial impacts of canceled flights – a cost-benefit analysis the airport needs to win Federal Aviation Administration approval for a 10-p.m.-to-7 a.m. ban on all flights. “The biggest priority of this effort is to try to identify some version of a nighttime curfew that we don’t currently have, and try to get the FAA to approve,” said airport spokesman Victor Gill. “This is nothing short of a monumental hurdle.” The committee will make its recommendations about the so-called Part 161 study to the nine-member Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. Airlines agreed to undergo the expensive upgrades, but on the condition that airports be prevented from imposing curfews. Part 161 was built into the rules as a way for airports to try to make a convincing case that a curfew is warranted. Airport officials are revisiting the 161 study more than a year after an earlier draft was rejected by the FAA, which said it failed to provide “substantial evidence” that a curfew was needed. “This proposal would not be consistent with the statutory requirements that a restriction be reasonable, nonarbitrary and nondiscriminatory,” wrote Victoria Catlett with the FAA’s Airport Planning and Programming office in a letter dated May 19, 2004. But she also wrote, “Any changes to your analysis, and more complete Part 161 documentation, could affect our comments.” Gerald Silver, president of the Homeowners of Encino, said the FAA is a stickler for details. “(Bob Hope) must do a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis,” he said. “They can’t just schlock that up. It must be done thoroughly.” Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 jason.kandel@dailynews.com IF YOU GO The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority’s Legal, Government & Environmental Affairs Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bob Hope Airport, 2627 Hollywood Way. See www.burbankairport.com for more information. 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

StumbleUpon Gets a Facelift: Nips, Tucks, and a Streamlined UI

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos jolie odell Starting today, social bookmarking service StumbleUpon is allowing users to beta test a shiny, happy redesign of their site.The new interface is streamlined and more social with an updated relationship system. A focus on consistency (e.g., limiting user control of visual elements) and removal of clutter (e.g., presenting tags in a drop-down menu rather than a cloud) characterize the design changes made. Also, a few tweaks to group sharing were made to help reduce share-spam.The most significant UX changes have occured in the way friendships and subscriptions work on the site. Friends are now called Mutual Subscribers with mutual Direct-Sharecapabilities. According to the FAQ, “The Friends category… has a new shape in the new interface. Your friends… are now the equivalent of Stumblers that you are subscribed to and can mutually share sites with from your toolbar… Look for the ‘two-way’ icon under their avatars. If the icon is there, it means you can mutually share sites with each other.”The “Favorites” tab has been renamed “All” and includes every site a user ever liked, including multimedia content. Similarly, the “What’s New” page, which displays sites a user’s friends and subscriptions reviewed, has been renamed “Recent Activity.”In the new interface, shares are found in the main Discover tab and display the list of sites that were sent to a user by mutual subscribers with direct-share permission. Soon, the site will display sent as well as received shares.The once-retired Similarity Meter, a diagram showing a users’ Favorites similarity with other users, is being resurrected. And by popular demand, group shares will no longer be available in bulk; users will have to select other users within groups to share items with them. Tags:#Social Bookmarking#web Users are able to toggle back and forth between the beta redesign and the old site design over the next month. “To switch back to the old look,” the site says, “simply click on the Beta link located on the main navbar (see image below) and on the following screen click the Leave Beta button. To return to the new interface, use the link Click here and try the new StumbleUpon! located at the top of all pages in the old view.” Related Posts center_img A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Design changes that limit user choice in favor of overall site consistency are threefold: List view rather than a grid view is the default for all profiles. In contrast to the 22 background colors once available, a mere seven of the most popular color themes are now being offered for profile customization. And the visual editor has been scrapped. “Rest assured,” the site reads, “we are still working on making sure all your past blog entries look good in the new interface. Some text customization will still be allowed.“Our goal is not to limit your creativity, but to place emphasis on content and ensure a consistent user experience.” An admirable aim, indeed; we think StumbleUpon is working in a good direction with these changes.We also admire the new drop-down menu for tags:last_img read more