Two arrested after hour-long police pursuit

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Two men in a stolen Honda led El Monte police officers on an hour-long pursuit today. El Monte Police Agent Raul Linn said the incident started around 10:30 a.m. when officers tried to stop the battered, early 90s model Honda for a traffic violation near Ramona Boulevard and Durfee Avenue. Dispatchers told the officers the vehicle had been reported stolen and after the driver failed to yield, the chase was on. A detective who happened to be in the area laid out spike strips and punctured the car’s two back tires about 20 minutes into the chase. But the driver kept going, leading officers on surface streets at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour through El Monte, Baldwin Park, Temple City and Industry before finally stopping on Valley Boulevard near Hacienda Boulevard in La Puente. Police arrested Alvaro Montes, 19, of El Monte who was the alleged driver and passenger David Padilla, 27, of Pomona. They are being held at El Monte City Jail on charges of grand theft auto and evading arrest. last_img read more

Santa Clarita Halloween Calendar

first_img“Frankenstein” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 29 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10-$13 for adults and $8-$10 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. “I Sincerely Doubt That This Old House is Very Haunted” will be presented, 2 p.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 30 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10-$13 for adults and $8-$10 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. Lombardi Ranch will offer thousands of pumpkins to choose from, wagon rides, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides and Scarecrow Alley, Saturdays and Sundays in October at 29527 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Admission is free, with a small fee for certain activities. Call (661) 296-8697. Fright Fest will feature live entertainment, ghosts, goblins, mazes and plenty of spooky special effects, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October and Oct. 31 at Six Flag California’s Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Admission: $49.99. Parking: $10. Call (661) 255-4111. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Fall Festival will feature carnival games, a magic show, a silent auction, food, an obstacle course and a costume parade, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today at the Castaic Sports Complex, 31230 Castaic Road, Castaic. Call (661) 294-1242. Molar Manor, a haunted-house fundraiser, will feature entertainment and an “evil clown carnival,” 5-10 p.m. today in the Valencia Industrial Center at 27820 Fremont Court, Unit 1, Valencia. Cost: $5 for spectator pass, $10 for general admission and $20 for a fast pass. Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Dental Health Foundation, the Children’s Liver Association for Support Services and Community and Law Enforcement Aware Response. Call (661) 259-6142. Halloween program will feature stories, a short movie, a craft and treats, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Newhall Library, 22704 W. 9th St., Newhall. Wear your costume and get a treat. Call (661) 259-0750. Golftoberfest will feature golf played at night with glowing golf balls, a dinner of bratwurst, sausages and sauerkraut served with Octoberfest beer and an auction, all to benefit the Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, 5-11 p.m. Friday at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 Trevino Drive, Valencia. Call Sara Hagen at (661) 678-5116. Monster Mash Dance will feature dancing to the music of Jimmy Sax and Flat Broke, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Costumes are encouraged. Cost: $5. Call (661) 259-9444. Halloween Costume Contest & Dance, 7:30 p.m. Friday at Suburbia, 26846 Oak Ave., Canyon Country. Cost: $10. Visit www.hlproductions.com. Santa Clarita Valley Business Group Fall Fest Expo will feature a pancake breakfast, business booths, a bounce house and more all with the theme “Trick or Treat,” 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 29 at Creative Years Nursery School, 21710 Golden Triangle Road, Santa Clarita. Call Katri Tyni at (661) 254-0718 Or Kym Cappi at (661) 251-5929. Spooky Family Crafting event will feature Halloween stamping on cookies, 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Timeless Memories, 24922 Anza Drive, No. B, Valencia. Cost: $15 for one adult and one child; $2 for each additional cookie and $5 for each additional child. Call (661) 295-8490 or visit www.timelessmems.com. Halloween Funfest and costume contest, 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Chesebrough Park, 23505 Sunset Hills Drive, Valencia. Call Steve Treatman at (661) 297-1699. Halloween Party for kids, 5-7 p.m. and for adults 21 and over, 8 p.m.-close Oct. 29 at The Londoner, 18511 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Cost: $5. Proceeds will benefit the Yes I Can program at Golden Valley High School. Call (661) 755-4813. Parents Without Partners Halloween party, 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the home of club President Melda Somers, 23939 Windward Lane, Valencia. Call (661) 253-1301. Haunted Jailhouse & Halloween Carnival will feature department displays, game booths, a costume contest and hauntingly fun jail cells, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station, 23740 W. Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. A $1 donation is requested. Call (661) 255-1121. Harvest Party will feature games, food and candy with the theme “Hail to Our Heroes,” 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 at New Life Assembly of God Church, 27053 Honby Ave., Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2770. To submit an event to the Daily News Halloween Calendar, contact Sharon Cotal at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at [email protected] or write her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 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

Loggers get hooked and laddered by Falcons

first_imgEureka >> Although Eureka looked to be the better team in the beginning, Friday night ended up belonging to Scotts Valley.The Loggers dropped its second straight home game in a 21-7 loss to the Falcons on Friday at Albee stadium.“We played good defense in the beginning. I mean we played descent defense most of the time because we only gave up 14 points defensively,” Eureka head coach Jason White said. “Offensively we couldn’t get things going. (Scotts Valley) is a good team and they usually …last_img read more

Local Roundup: Bombers unload on Dirtbags for 10-5 victory

first_imgEureka >> The Humboldt B52s offense pounded out 10 runs on 10 hits to defeat the Mendocino Dirtbags 10-5 on Friday at Bomber Field in Eureka.Trailing 3-0 after allowing three runs in the top of the first inning, the Bombers bats woke up in the fifth with four runs in the frame to take a 4-3 lead.The B52s (7-1 overall) continued their hot hitting in the sixth inning, plating four more runs to extend the lead to 8-4. They added two more runs in the bottom of the seventh and, aside from allowing …last_img read more

Govt, business to promote HIV testing

first_imgMotsoaledi met with members of Busa in Johannesburg this week, giving them an overview on how HIV/Aids is affecting South Africans, and urged them to help the government with resources to fight it. He appealed to Busa members for help “in cash or kind” to raise awareness about HIV testing, and also to help with the distribution of condoms. ‘Breath of fresh air’ During his presentation, Motsoaledi focused on the HCT campaign, which was launched in April this year, and aims to test 15-million people by June 2011. He added that there were certain health care companies that have already embarked on assisting with resources to help with the HCT campaign. “The business sector found Motsoaledi’s passion for this issue a breath of fresh air and we are very supportive of him and need to find a consolidated approach to take this issue forward and consult amongst ourselves,” Vilakazi said. Source: BuaNews Raising testing awareness He added that in the coming months the department would be re-launching the campaign, where preliminary results on how many people had got tested since the launch of the campaign would be released. 17 August 2010 “Business could help with funding of gloves, needles and other equipment with an effective advertising campaign that will get the country recommitting to fight the HIV and Aids scourge, which is still on the rise in South Africa,” Motsoaledi said. Busa CEO Jerry Vilakazi commended Motsoaledi for getting SA business re-energised on the issue of HIV/Aids, adding that the minister was “a breath of fresh air” and that they were keen on the partnership. The Department of Health will be partnering with Business Unity South Africa (Busa) to help strengthen the government’s HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) campaign, says Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.last_img read more

Wedoist Introduces Real-Time Contemporary Project Management

first_imgAmir Salihefendic, the mastermind of Todoist and Plurk, has introduced another -ism with Wedoist. Wedoist is a real-time project management tool – think along Basecamp lines. Amir has folded into the system a number of tech trends, hoping to point the product into the future. Wedoist offers the following features. Real-time updates on everythingStatus updatesTask managerGroup chat “I think one of the most interesting things about Wedoist is the technology stack, which uses Comet for all updates, said Wedoist’s developer Amir Salihefendic. “This means that each change gets broad-casted to everyone in a team instantly.” In tackling online project management, Amir and friends are entering a crowded field. Aside from Basecamp, there is the well-established Zoho, PBWorks, LiquidPlanner, Huddle, Clarizen and ActiveCollab.Perhaps the real-time features will keep it in the field, but will they allow it to stand out? Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting curt hopkins A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#enterprise#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

How to Choose a Startup Investment

first_imgTo expand your wealth and achieve specific financial goals, you’re going to have to make some investments. However, those investments come with the significant risk of potential loss. Fortunately, the investment world has grown to offer more investment options and ways to assess those options. This includes more opportunities for individuals and companies to get involved in entrepreneurship by investing in new business ventures.Even though there are tremendous opportunities to uncover that next “unicorn” startup, the reality is that it’s more than just luck or your gut that determines whether you pick a winning investment. Here are some guidelines on choosing the right investment for your financial and strategic objectives.Start With What You KnowFirst, look at potential investments in an industry or business segment where you already have some degree of expertise. Investing in what you already understand raises the probability that you will select the right investment vehicle. For example, it might be a complementary application or service to your own business. In that scenario, you are likely to better understand whether the investment will be worth it, and you can assist the entrepreneur by providing advice or direction.On both accounts, you increase the chances that the investment will pay off, according to Joe Gardner, entrepreneur and CEO of venture development firm VentureDevs. “Focus on your strengths. Start out in an industry you’re familiar with, especially if you’re new to investing,” he advises. “If you spent your career in commercial real estate, for example, you would be in the perfect position to judge startups hoping to find a niche in that space. You may also be able to add more than just capital to a startup in an industry you understand. You could pass along valuable advice or leverage your network to help its founders succeed, which should help make you feel more comfortable when you’re just getting started.”Immerse Yourself in the Startup EnvironmentTraditionally, there has been a large gap between you, the investor, and what you invested in. Choices like stocks or mutual funds distanced you from the company. Even with real estate, you may not have always been able to view your investment firsthand or interact with those connected to the investment. Due diligence could only be achieved by looking at financial statements, business plans, and other documentation.Now, there are so many ways to interact with startups that you may want to invest in, which is a good way to feel out whether an investment is the right one for you or your company. For example, there are pitch events, hackathons, and startup industry conferences that put the founders in front of you. You can ask questions, see demonstrations, and listen to their strategies for building out the business to determine whether it aligns with your goals, beliefs, and understanding of the opportunity. Having this level of engagement will help you determine whether you have selected the best investment.Study the Management TeamIt’s easy to focus on the numbers when evaluating a potential investment. While the financials are an important consideration for any investment, the potential for business success or failure can also be identified through the caliber and character of the management team.Look for platforms where founders have shared their thought leadership. This includes blogs, industry sites, and social media channels. What they say is integral to understanding how they think and approach growing a business. This in turn will tell you about the type of return you might expect. Then, it’s important to see whether their words align with the results they’ve garnered to date. There’s no underestimating the importance of “walking the talk” when it comes to building credibility and trust with stakeholders.Identify Differentiating FactorsMany markets are becoming increasingly saturated with similar products and services. If a company doesn’t offer anything new for its target audience, the likelihood of its achieving a sizable return may decrease over time. Look for a startup that can illustrate how it can effectively solve a critical issue for the target audience with something new. Those unique attributes can spark excitement with potential customers who believe they can’t do without them. As a result, your investment could pay a larger return over a longer period of time.Know What to AvoidFinally, weed out investments that aren’t likely to produce a return. Start with the rule that if any opportunity seems too good to be true in terms of what it promises, it probably is. Although you may seek a business idea that is truly unique, beware of those that don’t have a proven product or service. Also, stay away from business ventures that involve questionable industries. These include online gambling and cryptocurrency casinos, which have a high fraud risk, a tarnished reputation, and a complex regulatory environment. By following these guidelines, you will increase your chances of selecting a startup investment that will deliver your desired yield. China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Tags:#Investment#startup How to Get Started in China and Have Successcenter_img Related Posts What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… Peter Daisymelast_img read more

5 Time Saving Tips for FCPX

first_imgHere’s 5 quick tips for Final Cut Pro X to make you a better (and faster!) video editor.In the following video, Mark at The Photo/Video Show goes over his top 5 tips for working faster in FCPX.  Some of these tips are pretty well known FCPX features, but others (like using compound clips for audio) may not be so apparent to the new user.  In under 5 minutes you’ll pick up 5 must-know Final Cut Pro X tips including:How to duplicate a FCPX projectEnabling/disabling background rendering(more info in our post on FCPX rendering) Add keyword metadata as you input mediaCreating FCPX compound clips for audio(more info in our blog post here)Copy and paste effects from one clip to anotherIf you’re looking for more FCPX quick tips check out our previous post on 10 quick Final Cut Pro X tips.  Have any of your own FCPX wisdom to share? Tell us your favorite Final Cut Pro X tricks in the comments!Follow The Photo/Video Show on Facebook.  Thanks for sharing, Mark!last_img read more

Morado: We rely on every spiker who comes to the floor

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “We’re not that dependent on Ate Ly even when she was here,” said Morado in Filipino at Filoil Flying V Centre. “We rely on every spiker that comes to the floor.”And Morado’s aren’t just words on wind as statistics back up her claims.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsCreamline boasts the league’s most potent offense with three of the top 10 scorers wearing its pink-and-white colors.Valdez is the league’s top scorer putting up an average of 27 points across four games with Rosemarie Vargas and Pau Soriano at sixth and ninth spots, respectively. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet LATEST STORIES Vargas scores 14.6 points a game across the Power Smashers five games and Soriano is at a close 13 points per game.And it was Vargas and Soriano who provided the principal firepower for the Cool Smashers in their win against the Power Smashers as they finished with 15 points apiece.Morado said Valdez’ absence is not a reason for them to lose hope and that they have to try to fill in their skipper’s offensive production the best they can.“The coaches told us that we have to believe in ourselves that we can score,” said Morado who recorded 62 excellent sets. “And I’m really happy that we fought for every point we got.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Alapag says missed shots part of ‘growing pains’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCreamline setter Jia Morado said Wednesday their offense does not necessarily revolve around skipper Alyysa Valdez after the Cool Smashers stopped the Power Smashers in straight sets in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference.Valdez was absent during the Cool Smashers’ 25-22, 25-21, 25-22, win over the Power Smashers due to her commitment to the national team, which is in Japan for a training camp.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more