Palmdale youths share ideas for region

first_imgThe city of Palmdale hosted a free community youth forum Tuesday at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway. A total of 450 participants, ages 13 to 25, attended the event, which featured pizza and music with a live disc jockey. Several winners took home prizes such as an Apple iPod, a skateboard, gift certificates and more. The Xtreme P event provided Palmdale’s young residents an opportunity to voice their opinions regarding their community. It is part of the Partners for a Better Palmdale program, a citywide effort to build value and create a safer community. “This is an exciting time for Palmdale’s young people. We are very interested in listening closely to what our young people have to say,” said Palmdale Families in Action Coordinator Kari Robertson. “We are asking them to give us ideas and solutions that will make Palmdale a better place for children, teens and young adults.” Local businesses also supported the community cause by contributing items towards the event. Special thanks go to sponsors Antelope Valley Mall, Baja Fresh, Barnes & Noble, Cinemark 8, The Coffee Bean, Coldstone Creamery, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Lancaster, Drytown Water Park, Food 4 Less, Jamba Juice, the Lancaster Jethawks, Mulligan’s Family Fun Center, Pharmacy Rideshop, Shakey’s Pizza, Sharkey’s, Powder and Sun, and Vince’s Pasta and Pizza. Partners for a Better Palmdale is an intensive communitywide program designed to make Palmdale the safest, healthiest and most vibrant city possible by bringing together the resources of businesses, neighborhoods, community groups, individuals and government. It aims to coordinate and collaborate with all these entities to reduce crime, build community value and engage citizens. For more information, call (661) 267-5115. Armin Gomez works in the public information office of the city of Palmdale. She posted this story May 8 on the Antelope Valley hub on valleynews.com. 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

Americans observe Veterans Day

first_img Trevino, who worked for the Veterans Administration and in Los Angeles County’s veterans affairs office before retirement, served in the U.S. Air Force from 1973 to 1975. This Veterans Day took on extra significance because it was the first since the death of his grandfather, Rudy Alex Westley, a World War II veteran who fought in Europe with Gen. George S. Patton’s army, Trevino said. World War II veterans like his grandfather played a big role in making the United States what it is today, Trevino added. “The World War II veterans, that’s the generation that did so much for our nation,” he said. But not everyone was upbeat Friday. Ruben Trejo, commander of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 39, departed from his prepared speech to read a message from a national DAV official who said that federal budgets for veterans services have failed in recent years to keep up with inflation. Thousands of veterans have been denied access to Veterans Administration facilities because of budget shortfalls, and proposals to reduce or restrict veterans services are common, Trejo said. “They shouldn’t have to fight their own government after fighting our nation’s enemies,” Trejo said. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Bugle calls, prayers and 21-gun salutes recognized American veterans in ceremonies at Lancaster and Palmdale cemeteries. At Palmdale’s Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Veterans Day speakers urged the audience to pray for American military personnel and their families and to encourage elected officials to support veterans not just in words but in actions. “Our veterans past and present should be honored not just today but every day,” said Henry Weaver, governor of the Palmdale Moose Lodge. Veterans and civic leaders also spoke Friday at ceremonies at Lancaster Cemetery and at Joshua Memorial Park in Lancaster. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week After the Desert Lawn ceremony, the Palmdale Veterans Color Guard assembled again at the nearby Palmdale Cemetery to fire a rifle salute over graves dating back to the 1880s, including those of a number of veterans. The Palmdale ceremonies drew Cub Scouts, veterans and family. Among the veterans was 87-year-old Pat Murray, a woman Marine who was a parachute rigger during World War II. She placed a commemorative wreath during the ceremony. “This is a day to honor all the veterans who served and are serving our country,” said Bobby Breech, commander of American Legion Post 348 in Palmdale. Other veterans were in the audience. “I try to make it every year,” said Tony Trevino, a disabled veteran watching the Desert Lawn ceremony. last_img read more

Babyliss Dark Brown Styleable Extension Set 18-inch – Love these extensions

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Bhopal gas tragedy activist Abdul Jabbar passes away

first_img His illness was in a critical state for three years. “We found he was living on one small diagonal artery that supplied only 10% of the blood,” said Mr. Goenka.On the intervening night of December 2 and 3 in 1984, as methyl isocyanate leaked from a Union Carbide pesticide plant here, Mr. Jabbar, whose house stood just 2 km away, couldn’t save his mother and brother. Yet, he helped evacuate scores of others from neighbouring areas. The tragedy killed more than 25,000, and caused diseases among lakhs, even in subsequent generations.“If the government couldn’t save a crusader, who gave voice to the affected and served his lifetime for them, by providing him adequate care in time, imagine the plight of other survivors,” said Rasheeda Bee, an associate of Mr. Jabbar and president of the Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmchari Sangh. “He was admitted to various hospital for three months, and the government apparently woke up too late. There is a clear case of negligence.”Asserting that survivors would continue to demand justice, she said, the next generation would fight for rights.In 1987, Mr. Jabbar set up the Bhopal Gas Peedith Mahila Udyog Sanghathan, which imparted vocational skills to women, mainly widows, so that they could be self-reliant. In addition, the group demanded sustenance allowance for them.Condoling the death, Chief Minister Kamal Nath said, “He played an important role in ensuring employment and rehabilitation for the gas-affected. He was also conscious about the environment and from time to time worked for its protection. His death has caused irreparable loss.” Social worker Abdul Jabbar, who organised survivors of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy to raise demands for fair compensation, adequate treatment and complete rehabilitation, died at a private hospital here on Thursday night. He was 61.The State government had planned to shift him to a Mumbai hospital for better treatment on Friday. But, Mr. Jabbar, survived by wife and three children, breathed his last at the Chirayu Hospital in Bhopal, said its Chairman Ajay Goenka.Stating that he was admitted to the hospital two days ago, Mr. Goenka said, “He had long-standing diabetes leading to atherosclerosis, which led to triple-vessel disorder in the coronary arteries. And peripheral vascular disease causing gangrene. These were the major causes for his death.”last_img read more