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Cerrado: abandoned pasturelands fail to regain savanna biodiversityCerrado: abandoned pasturelands fail to regain savanna biodiversity

first_imgArticle published by Glenn Scherer Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Agriculture, Cattle, Cattle Pasture, Cattle Ranching, Deforestation, Drivers Of Deforestation, Environment, Forests, Green, Industrial Agriculture, Land Use Change, Soy, Tropical Deforestation center_img A new study has found that abandoned pasturelands in the Brazilian Cerrado do not regain their former biodiversity even after as much as 25 years. The Cerrado biome once covered 2 million square kilometers, but its rapid conversion by agribusiness means that less than half the region’s native vegetation remains.Researchers sampled 29 Cerrado pasture tracts that had been abandoned for between 3 and 25 years and found that native plants and animals largely didn’t return. Up to a quarter century after abandonment, restored savannas continued to lack 37 percent of their original species.Brazil’s Forest Code requires that at least 20 percent of private rural Cerrado property not be cultivated. However the new study suggests that the code may not be fully achieving its goal of protecting and restoring native species if the conserved land is degraded pasture, since native vegetation will not come back.The scientists suggest that one way of boosting biodiversity would be to use fire as a land management tool. Fire is a naturally occurring process in the Cerrado. Its artificial suppression allows trees to grow up, reducing biodiversity. So the reintroduction of fire could help restore native grasses as well as other species. Cerrado landscape, characterized by sparse trees dotting a continuous grassy ground cover. Image by Alex Costa/Mighty EarthOnce Cerrado savanna has been converted to pasture it does not fully regain its former flora and fauna, even after a quarter century, recent research has found. The Brazilian Cerrado biome, east and south of the Amazon biome, once covered 2 million square kilometers (772,204 square miles), but rapid conversion by agribusiness means less than half remains today. The region’s native vegetation and soils are important for storing carbon and curbing global warming.The new study, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology sampled 29 Cerrado tracts which had previously been used for agricultural purposes, but had been abandoned for anywhere between 3 and 25 years. No matter how long since the land was last grazed, researchers found that native plants and animals that had lived there did not return.“The big question of this research was, once land has been abandoned, can it actually be restored?” explained study co-author Giselda Durigan from the Forest Institute in Sao Paulo, Brazil. “We have shown that it’s basically impossible.”Researchers found that abandoned Cerrado cattle pasture does not regain its native biota, even after as much of 25 years of passive recovery. Image by Rhett A. Butler/MongabayThe primary attributes of natural savanna biodiversity that remained absent from abandoned agricultural lands were native grasses, forbs and shrubs — extremely important habitat and food for a variety of native animals including birds, lizards, foxes, wolves, and deer. Up to 25 years after abandonment, restored savannas continued to lack 37 percent of their original species.The researchers observed that of the 17 grass species recorded in natural savanna habitat, only three were to be found in abandoned pastures. Native grasses, which accounted for 23 percent of natural savanna land, were restricted to just 2 percent of the ground cover in abandoned pastures, and of the 29 abandoned pastures surveyed, 22 had no native grass cover at all.Most of the abandoned agricultural tracts also contained invasive “exotic” grasses, primarily imported from Africa to Brazil in the 1970s; these species typically displace and replace native grasses because they are more competitive.These results may not bode well for current Brazilian environmental policy: the primary reason pasture land in the study had been abandoned by landowners was to comply with Brazil’s key conservation law, the New Forest Code enacted by Congress in 2012 and upheld by the country’s Supreme Court in March. That code requires that at least 20 percent of all private rural property owned within the Cerrado not be used agriculturally, with the assumption that these abandoned pastures and croplands would revert fully over time to native vegetation.The new study shows that this is not the case, even after a quarter century of abandonment, demonstrating that the code may not be achieving its intended habitat restoration goal.“Even though restoration efforts do tend to comply with Brazilian law,” Derigan said, “the legislation doesn’t make any comments or restrictions about the quality of that vegetation.”She explained that the most important finding of the research was that even though abandoned pasture does regenerate quite rapidly, it is still much poorer in terms of biological value and diversity, than what was originally found there.The researchers suggest three active management techniques for restoring native species to abandoned pasture: removing exotic grasses introduced from Africa; replacing those grasses with native ones; and reintroducing fire, burning the restored savannah habitat every 3 or 4 years to prevent the growth of trees and the creation of encroached savannas. Image by Rodolfo Abreu/North Carolina State University and Giselda DuriganThe need for fire managementWhat makes the Cerrado, and other savannas around the world, uniquely important ecosystems is that they possess a diverse mosaic of flora and fauna, in a habitat characterized by sparse trees scattered across a continuous grassy ground cover.If not curtailed by periodic fires, these savannas have a natural tendency to densify and become forests, thereby losing a lot of their original animal and plant life, according to the researchers. This low-diversity forest state is referred to as an “encroached forest,” and it tends to have around two fifths lower total ground cover, less than half the ground layer species richness, and about a twelfth of the native grass cover.Using fire to reduce encroachment is therefore often an effective tool for retaining savanna biodiversity.Researcher Derigan manages an ecological station in Sao Paulo, so has witnessed first hand how the absence of fire impoverishes savanna habitat. “I’ve clearly seen my station losing diversity in the thirty years I’ve been working here,” she said. “It was a mosaic and now many species of lizards, birds and mammals are simply disappearing; they are endemic to savannas and now there’s no habitat for them here.”According to the researchers, the same dynamic applies to abandoned pastures. If fire doesn’t occur there, after around 49 years the land will naturally become a low-diversity forest, rather than a biodiversity rich, grassy shrubland. So, it seems logical that the controlled reintroduction of fire to abandoned agricultural lands could help them regain savanna biodiversity over time.The Brazilian Cerrado is inhabited by 60 IUCN listed Vulnerable animal species. Cerrado mammals include the Cerrado fox (Lycalopex vetulus), maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus), giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), jaguar (Panthera onca), tapir (Tapirus terrestres), marsh deer (Blastocerus dichotomus), and pampas deer (Ozotoceros bezoarticus). Image by Jim Wickens/Mighty Earth“Without fire, these abandoned lands become nothing more than a Cerradão [big Cerrado]” said Derigan, referring to savanna forest which is “poor in diversity of plants and animals.”The researchers do, however, point out that if the aim of restoration is not greater biodiversity, but rather enhanced carbon sequestration (in order to either mitigate or defer global warming), or to rapidly regenerate soil cover, then “passive restoration,” avoiding the use of fire management, could be effective.If the goal of restoration is recovery and maintenance of the natural savanna ecosystem, “active restoration” is necessary. This active restoration can vary in cost and effort, ranging from the removal of trees, to controlling exotic grasses and reintroducing native grasses and shrubs.Derigan laid out a three-step approach to native savanna restoration in her interview with Mongabay:“The first step is removing exotic grasses that were introduced from Africa; the second step is replacing those grasses with native ones; and the third, and more difficult, is to reintroduce fire as a management tool,” she said. “If we don’t burn these savannas every 3 or 4 years, they will become encroached savannas.”Implementing this three-step process has its challenges: it requires reversing the long established mind-set of decision-makers to stop seeing fire as destructive, and instead conceptualize it as a useful tool for maintaining open savanna ecosystems in Brazil.The historical use of fire for deforestation to create new pasture and croplands has generated a lasting perception that fire’s use is always ecologically damaging. This view, reinforced by the assumption that fire adds to the release of greenhouse gases and so to climate change, has helped lead to Brazil’s current policies of fire suppression.On the contrary, Derigan and others argue, Cerrado ecosystems depend on a fire regime to maintain their structure and diversity.Native Cerrado grasses, forbs and shrubs are extremely important habitat and food for a variety of native animals including foxes, deer, lizards and birds. Image by Alex Costa/Mighty EarthThe need to limit deforestationThe new research also clearly demonstrates the irreversible ecological impacts of deforestation and, as Derigan puts it, “shows that it is imperative that we stop converting the Cerrado” to soy, corn and cotton fields, and cattle grazing lands.A more ecologically effective conservation approach would be to protect Cerrado tracts covered in native vegetation, while using already degraded lands for agricultural expansion. But this approach often runs up against the New Forest Code, since it doesn’t differentiate between native vegetation and degraded lands. So implementation would likely demand the code’s revision so as to be guided by the science.“This paper is extremely important and timely,” said Lisa Rausch, a researcher from the University of Wisconsin who studies the impacts of agricultural expansion in the Cerrado. “These new findings – showing that regrowth on these abandoned pastures is likely to remain low in biodiversity in the absence of significant intervention – highlight the benefits of using such areas for soy expansion while saving remaining native vegetation.”This conservation strategy wouldn’t only offer a win-win for Brazil: there are half a billion acres of degraded land across Latin America where small and large scale farmers, as well as commodities companies, could expand their enterprises without sacrificing native ecosystems.CitationCava MGB, Pilon NAL, Ribeiro MC, Durigan G (2018). Abandoned pastures cannot spontaneously recover the attributes of old‐growth savannas. J Appl Ecol.  55(1164–1172). https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13046Banner image: Cattle in Latin America. Rhett A. Butler/MongabayThe cattle which the Cerrado supports help feed the developed world’s hunger for beef. Researchers recommend that rather than converting native Cerrado vegetation to croplands, degraded pastures should be utilized to grow crops such as soy, cotton and corn, while areas of native vegetation should be prioritized for conservation. Image by Rhett A. Butler/Mongabaylast_img read more

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Guyana as a common ventureGuyana as a common venture

first_imgThe Budget brouhaha should remind us that we, the citizens of Guyana, must see it as a “common venture” even as we reject conceptions of “nation” that may be oppressive to existing diversities. “Nation” and “state” have to be disarticulated yet Guyanese have to achieve some commonality of outlook to survive, much less prosper in the modern world.At independence Guyanese inherited a state but not a nation, since the happenstance of their arrivals ensured that they had no common culture. The experience across the world has demonstrated that people do not identify with the state in a spontaneous, automatic manner – and that’s partially why Guyanese have clung to their ethnicities.The challenge would be to construct a “unity” of the peoples within the Guyanese state that does not seek to obliterate the diversities but is more receptive and accommodative of self-conceptions. One obstacle to such as unity is the refusal to accept that diversity is not the opposite of “unity” (“homogeneity” is) rather its opposite is “disunity”. The solution to the apparent dilemma is to accommodate diversity without fostering disunity.Interestingly enough, Canada and Australia, two ex-British colonies, have taken the lead in redefining their “national” identity. They have both rejected the unitary “nation-state” model and chose “multiculturalism” as their ideology for unity. In their understanding, multiculturalism is an official government policy that promotes cultural diversity, and the “national” is conceived as the space within which many (ethnically defined and even imagined) communities live and interact.Taking our cue from these states, it is proposed that we demarcate our cultural sphere as a private one, and not to be used as the criterion for building the overarching unity we need in the public sphere. The Guyanese state would adopt the policy of multiculturalism as a Governmental policy response to a multicultural society ie a society that is culturally pluralist.The policy response, “multiculturalism”, must be distinguished from the societal condition of being multicultural. Most countries are multicultural but only a handful are multiculturalist. Multiculturalism must be seen as a set of principles, policies, and practices for accommodating diversity as a legitimate and integral component of society. This does not mean that the state has nothing to do with culture but that it does not privilege any one culture over others.What is being suggested is that we move from the idea of a “national culture” as a site for identification to the shared practice of a political ideology as the basis for engendering such identification within the state. We situate this construction of a national outlook within what can be seen as a project of democratisation – the creation of conditions where we are all treated as one, equally, by the state.Equality of opportunity; human rights, encouragement of diversities, due process; justice and fair play and rule of law may seem dry compared to the warmth of the blood ties of “nation”, but they can engender the unity of public purpose and the recognition of individual worth where all can be proud of their common citizenship.Citizenship of Guyana has to become something that has concrete meaning to all of us.For Guyana then, our ethnicities would be defined outside our “Guyaneseness” and to be African-, Indian- or Amerindian-Guyanese would not be contradictory in any sense. The first part of our identity would be specific while the latter universalistic. The “national” will now be a space where ethnic communities can live and share. To be Guyanese would be to share public moral precepts – norms, values and attitudes – rather than necessarily, shared cultural experience and practice. To the extent that they are shared it is to be lauded but it must never be at the imperative to jettison one culture.A “good” Guyanese would be one who is loyal to this country and strives to practice the secular universalistic ideological values it extols.last_img read more

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VE Brandl makes donation to Hospital FoundationVE Brandl makes donation to Hospital Foundation

first_imgThe generous donation was from Vic and Barry Brandl of VE Brandl, as the company celebrates 50 years in business.Like the other recent donations received by the Hospital Foundation, the donation made by VE Brandl will be allocated to the $1.2 million Lend Your Hand campaign, which is raising funds to purchase a digital mammography machine, seven wireless fetal heart monitors, seven treatment chairs for kidney dialysis and 55 vital sign monitors.The Hospital foundation is hoping to have all the equipment purchased in time for the grand opening of the new Fort St. John Hospital, scheduled for this summer.- Advertisement -Along with recent donations from the Light-a-Moose campaign and a donation made by Talisman Energy, the Hospital Foundation has raised $933,000 of their goal.last_img

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West Ham to renew interest in Parma strikerWest Ham to renew interest in Parma striker

first_img Parma striker Ishak Belfodil 1 West Ham United are set to renew their interest in Parma striker Ishak Belfodil, according to reports in Italy.In a bid to continue the Hammers’ fine start to the season, manager Sam Allardyce has stated that he would be willing to strengthen the squad if the right player becomes available.With Mauro Zarate expected to join Queens Park Rangers on loan in January and uncertainty surrounding the futures of Ricardo Vaz Te and Matt Jarvis, the former Bolton and Newcastle boss is ready to bolster his forward line.West Ham were strongly linked with a move for Belfodil last winter, but Italian website Tutto Mercato is claiming the club are ready to make another move for the Algerian international in January.last_img

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Memorial service set for KrotingerMemorial service set for Krotinger

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA MIRADA – Longtime community volunteer Sheila Krotinger died Saturday of a heart attack. A memorial service for Krotinger, 75, will be held at 2p.m. today at Temple Beth Ohr, 15751 Rosecrans Ave., La Mirada. Interment will follow at Olive Lawn Memorial Park, 13926 La Mirada Blvd. “She was a wonderful person,” said John Smith, past president of the Robert F. Kennedy Democratic Club, of which Krotinger was one of the founders. “She was a real community activist,” Smith said. “She was dedicated to the community. She worked with city government, musical theater, the library and in Democratic Party politics.” In 2004, Krotinger was the recipient of the club’s Community Service Award and the city’s Volunteers lifetime achievement award. Born in Pittsburgh, Krotinger married her husband Nat in 1949. The couple moved to Whittier in 1951, then to La Mirada in 1958. As her daughters grew up, she went back to school and obtained a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Cal State Fullerton. She taught for 20 years in the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District. At the same time, she was involved in the community, helping to found the Friends of the Theater, Temple Beth Ohr, Friends of McNally Ranch. Krotinger also was involved with the La Mirada Festival of the Arts. After she joined the city’s Historical Committee, she produced and directed a television documentary of the late city historian Bob Camp giving a tour of the Neff home. Krotinger also helped start the SeniorNet Learning Center in the city’s Activity Center. She is survived by her husband, Nat; daughters Michelle Krotinger Wolf of Los Angeles and Eve Krotinger Panush of Sacramento; and four grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sheila Krotinger Music Memorial Fund at Temple Beth Ohr, 15721 Rosecrans Ave., La Mirada. mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022last_img read more

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FITNESS GURU BRINGS URBAN GYM TO THE GREAT DONEGAL OUTDOORS!FITNESS GURU BRINGS URBAN GYM TO THE GREAT DONEGAL OUTDOORS!

first_imgFITNESS guru Michael Black is set to bring the latest concept in fitness to Donegal – the Urban Gym.It’s just like a real gym….except it takes place in the great outdoors!With the first classes due to start next week, it’s set to be the latest fitness craze to sweep the county. And with the motto ‘Nobody Gets Left Behind’ the Optimal Fitness urban gym will make sure that even the worst couch potato can do something more useful with their Saturday mornings!Said Michael: “We have developed a new fitness class that takes the boredom out of your regular workout. Regular exercise in the great outdoors is the best form of fitness.“The latest scientific research claims exercising in a natural environment brings both mental and physical wellbeing benefits compared to slogging away indoors.“Each class includes circuit based exercises including, strength work, interval training, boxercise, team games, cardio, paired exercisers and most important FUN!” The urban gym concept is becoming hugely popular in Dublin and London – with public parks packed at weekends with enthusiasts.Michael insisted: “Classes are open to everyone regardless of your fitness level or ability. You work as hard as you want to work.“You are part of a team and no one gets left behind. Each week you work with your training buddies to keep yourself and everyone motivated, help each other out and get the results you want.“We cannot guarantee great weather but we can ensure you will be sweating by the end of the class and looking forward to your next one.“All classes are structured and delivered by a fully qualified instructor who will help you achieve whatever goal you have. Classes are kept to a maximum of 12 to ensure every one gets the attention they deserve.” The first outdoor gym takes place on Saturday March 26th at 9am (that’s the Friday night pints gone then) with the venue to be confirmed.For booking and more information call Michael on 087-6603090 or email michael@optimalfitness.ieFITNESS GURU BRINGS URBAN GYM TO THE GREAT DONEGAL OUTDOORS! was last modified: March 15th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Fire service petitions turned inFire service petitions turned in

first_imgMONTEBELLO – Residents who want local voters to have a say in whether the city’s Fire Department should be folded into the county’s fire-response system have submitted more than enough petition signatures to place the question on the ballot, organizers said. Now the question is whether the residents’ group, Save Our Paramedic, Fire & Police Services, collected sufficient signatures to trigger a special election. The group needs verified signatures from at least 15 percent of the city’s voters to force a special election. It needs only 10 percent to get the issue placed on the regular ballot in June. But members are pushing for a special election because city and county officials already have taken the beginning steps toward consolidating the Montebello Fire Department into the county’s Fire Department. On Thursday, City Council members received the county’s consolidation proposal, which included a cost analysis and a general overview of the pros and cons of a merger. The proposal, however, must still be approved by the county Board of Supervisors before city and county officials can open negotiations. Supervisors were expected to vote on the proposal this coming Tuesday. After reviewing the county’s proposal, Bagwell said the county’s offer promises more service for less money and no future worries about overtime costs. “We want to get the best fire services for the smallest cost,” he said. But Vasquez said the fact that residents were able to quickly gather thousands of signatures shows strong community opposition to the move. “I’m glad the community has spoken,” she said. pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Meanwhile, the petitions containing 5,400 signatures were submitted Wednesday to county election officials, who will verify that the signatures are of registered voters, City Manager Richard Torres said. “It’s a race to the deadline,” said Councilwoman Rosie Vasquez, who spearheaded the petition drive with Councilman Bill Molinari. “The county has 30 days to verify the signatures. Meanwhile, the council could call a special meeting to rush it. But I’m hopeful the county will get back to us quickly.” The two council members and the residents’ group began circulating the petition in early August, after the council voted to request a fire services proposal from the county. Mayor Bob Bagwell and Council members Jeff Siccama and Norma Lopez-Reid believe the high costs associated with operating a city fire department is draining Montebello’s budget. They and city firefighters have said that spiraling overtime costs have led to cuts in service and dangerously low staffing levels. “If we go bankrupt, we’d have to have county come in anyway to provide fire services,” Bagwell said. last_img read more

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DatebookDatebook

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Preschool Thanksgiving party for children and their families, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Woodland Hills Recreation Center, 5858 Shoup Ave. Call (818) 883-9370. Holiday cultural celebration, 1 p.m., Haynes Street Elementary School, 6624 Lockhurst Drive, West Hills. Call (818) 716-7310. Dr. Laura Schlessinger will speak at the second annual Military Family Appreciation Day, 3-5 p.m., Camarillo Ranch House, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road. Call (805) 230-9167. St. Monica’s 27th traditional Thanksgiving dinner, 3-6 p.m., St. Monica Catholic Church, 725 California Ave., Santa Monica. Free. Call (310) 566-1500, Ext. 531. Eleventh annual holiday light festival daily through Dec. 30, 5-10 p.m., Griffith Park along Crystal Springs Drive. Entry point for vehicles is off Los Feliz Boulevard, exit from I-5. Shuttle service available on weekends. Free. Call (323) 913-4688. Santa Claus arrives in Burbank, 6 p.m., Burbank Town Center, 201 E. Magnolia Blvd. Call (818) 566-8617. Community Thanksgiving dinner, 6-9 p.m., Pacoima Recreation Center, 10943 Herrick Ave. Call (818) 899-1950. Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats show, 7:30 p.m., Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Tickets: $29-$44. Call (805) 449-2787. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEDNESDAY Senior Thanksgiving luncheon, 10 a.m.-noon, Sunland Senior Citizens Center at Northridge Park, 18300 Lemarsh St. Call (818) 353-9571. Holiday open house, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th Street East. Call (661) 267-5684. Third-grade Thanksgiving feast honoring local heroes, 10:30 a.m., Pomelo Drive Elementary School, 7633 March Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 887-9700. last_img read more

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Watch as thousands of Sunderland fans take over Trafalgar Square in LondonWatch as thousands of Sunderland fans take over Trafalgar Square in London

first_img BEST OF ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move #SAFC fans take over Trafalgar Square ahead of the #CheckatradeTrophyFinal Absolutely incredible scenes 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/lclF4mh2cu— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) March 31, 2019The game, live on talkSPORT 2 at 14:30, has sold out meaning it is likely to be the biggest attendance in Europe this weekend.Both sides have sold out their allocation of 40,000 and it is also the biggest for any final in the competition’s history, surpassing the 80,841 who saw Wolves beat Burnley in 1988. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions no dice huge blow Sunderland fans took over London’s Trafalgar Square on Saturday night ahead of their cup final appearance at Wembley.The club play Portsmouth in the Checkatrade Trophy final and arrived in the capital in their thousands. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REPLY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card shining Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars RANKED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORTlast_img read more

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Guardiola to recall big guns? Predicted line-ups for Everton vs Man CityGuardiola to recall big guns? Predicted line-ups for Everton vs Man City

first_img statement AFP or licensors BIG PRESENTS UP TOP 5 Benjamin Mendy has only recently returned from another knee injury Manchester City will be hoping to capitalise on any potential slip-up from Liverpool when they travel to Everton on Saturday, LIVE on talkSPORT.Liverpool, who already lead second-placed City by five points, face a potentially tricky clash at Sheffield United in the early Saturday kick-off, with Pep Guardiola’s men playing Everton at 5.30pm later that day. buildlineup.com Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS getty Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas on target Is this how Everton could line up vs Manchester City 5 targets Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son latest Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff 5 Pep Guardiola is trying to win a third successive Premier League title rookie error EvertonEven they have had a poor start to the league season, Everton beat Sheffield Wednesday to progress to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who was an unused substitute in the Toffees’ defeat to the Blades, scored twice in a 2-0 win at Hillsborough.It could see the frontman keep his place in Marco Silva’s team at the expense of £27million summer signing Moise Kean – the 19-year-old is yet to score for his new club.Everton No.1 Jordan Pickford will continue in goal, but there could be a slight change to the defence. buildlineup.com Getty Images – Getty stalemate Manchester CityClaudio Bravo made his first competitive Manchester City appearance in over a year in the club’s 3-0 Carabao Cup win at Preston on Tuesday.But the veteran goalkeeper, who ruptured his Achilles tendon last year, will make way for Ederson.Oleksandr Zinchenko could come back in for Benjamin Mendy after being rested in the Watford and Preston wins. Monaco loanee Djibril Sidibe could come in for Seamus Coleman at right-back for a Premier League debut after grabbing an assist against Sheffield Wednesday.Michael Keane and Yerry Mina are expected to continue in central defence, with Lucas Digne occupying the left-back birth.Morgan Schneiderlin and Fabian Delph appear to be mainstays in the Everton midfield with Andre Gomes and Jean-Philippe Gbamin sidelined through injury.Richarlison, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Alex Iwobi are likely to play in an attacking three behind Calvert-Lewin. Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman 5 appointed Marco Silva is under increasing pressure at Everton update Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ PEP TALK Chris Wilder’s men have caused upsets already this season, beating Everton and drawing with Chelsea on the road.City, who scored EIGHT goals against Watford last weekend, take on an Toffees side that have lost their last two Premier League games.Below, talkSPORT.com looks at how both sides could line up… Meanwhile, makeshift centre-half Fernandinho and Nicolas Otamendi are likely to start with Kyle Walker alongside them at right-back.In Guardiola’s ever-changing midfield, Rodri has been a consistent member of his starting XI with Kevin De Bruyne playing ahead of him.David Silva could take the final place in midfield – and his namesake, Bernardo, Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling would make up a devastating front-three attack.Aguero will be fresh and aiming to score in a seventh successive Premier League game after being left at home for the Preston trip. 5 Is this how Manchester City could line up at Everton? Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT as we bring you three live Premier League commentaries across our network.You can hear live and exclusive commentary of Everton vs Manchester City on talkSPORT this Saturday at 5:30pm.last_img read more

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