Sheriff’s Tech Chief Eli Vera Will Run Against Villanueva in 2022

first_imgHerbeautyA Woman Being Deceptive About Her Age Is Nothing New!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeauty Captain Eliezer Vera. Photo courtesy Los Angeles County Sheriff’s DeptA senior member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s leadership ranks today announced his intention to run against Sheriff Alex Villanueva in 2022.Eliezer Vera is chief of the department’s Technology and Support Division, and has been with the LASD since 1988. He criticized Villanueva for how the sheriff has handled disagreements since his election in 2018.Although the Sheriff’s Department does not patrol Pasadena, deputies patrol nearby unincorporated Altadena and work with the Pasadena Police Department.Locally, Villanueva faced criticism when he threatened to close the Altadena substation. He has also ignored several subpoenas issued by the department’s Civilian Oversight Commission.“I believe as law enforcement officers our mission is to bring calmness and civility and peace to very difficult situations. And what we’ve witnessed from the current sheriff is someone that when someone disagrees with him, we see nothing but utter disdain and contempt,” Vera said as he announced his candidacy this morning in Grand Park, surrounded by his family.Villanueva did not immediately comment on the announcement.Vera has risen through the ranks of the LASD, serving at the Men’s Central Jail, the Lynwood, Lennox, Compton, Century and South Los Angeles stations, the Detective Division s Cargo Theft Criminal Apprehension Team, as an executive aide in the Office of the Sheriff, in the Reserve Forces Bureauand the Communications and Fleet Management Bureau.He was promoted to the rank of chief in December 2018, overseeing the department’s Central Patrol Division. In January, he transferred to the Technology & Support Division, where he oversees the Scientific Services, Data Systems, Records & Identification and Communications & Fleet Management Bureaus.Vera is a former U.S. Marine. He and Villanueva have worked closely together in the past, when both were sergeants at the Lennox Station in the early 2000s. Vera also consulted on Villanueva’s campaign for sheriff in 2018, and praised his aptitude shortly after that election.“There will be a learning curve. But this is a man with a Ph.D. He is no dummy,” Vera told the Los Angeles Times. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Sheriff’s Tech Chief Eli Vera Will Run Against Villanueva in 2022 First opponent throws his hat into the ring CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 3:00 pm Subscribe 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Make a commentlast_img read more

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Eugene O. Nobbe, 69

first_imgEugene O. Nobbe, 69, of Greensburg passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 in Columbus.  Gene was born on January 13, 1947 in Greensburg, the son of Edwin and Loretta (Bedel) Nobbe.  Gene graduated from Greensburg High School.  He was a former member of the Army Reserve.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus in Greensburg.  Gene worked as a farmer in Decatur County his entire life.  He was married to Sharon A. Vonderheide in Rushville on August 9, 1969 and she survives.  Gene is survived by his wife; Sharon, five children; Melinda J. Nobbe, Columbus, Kevin E. (Jennifer) Nobbe, Greensburg, Carrie A. (Herb) Somers, Greensburg, Dianna M. (Richard) Slayten, Greenwood, Sarah G. (Scott) Rohls, Greensburg, 4 brothers; Walter (Judy) Nobbe, Connersville, Leon (Carole Ann) Nobbe, Greensburg, Herman (Theresa) Nobbe, Greensburg, Robert (Linda) Nobbe, Greensburg, 4 sisters; Betty Nobbe, Greensburg, Marlene Meyer, Greensburg, Delores (Lawrence) Young, Greensburg, Susan (Wayne) Munson, Rushville, and 11 grandchildren; Brook Somers, Bridget Nobbe, Maria Nobbe, Makayla Somers, Sydney Rohls, Michael Nobbe, Taylor Somers, Sophie Rohls, Sterling Rohls, Chloe Somers, and Nolan Slayten.  Gene was preceded in death by his parents.  A Rosary Service will be held at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg on Sunday at 1:30 pm followed by visitation from 2 to 6 pm.  A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, August 15 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.  Memorials can be made to the St. Mary’s Church Building Fund.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

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Shearer: Newcastle ‘in real danger’

first_img Press Association The former Magpies skipper feels Saturday’s 3-2 defeat to Swansea at St James’ Park was a tipping point and he is genuinely worried about their chances of being caught by the clubs below them. Newcastle currently sit 14th with 35 points, five ahead of rivals Sunderland in 18th with four games to go, but they are in the middle of a wretched run of form having lost seven on the bounce. Alan Shearer fears his beloved Newcastle are in real danger of being relegated and has questioned if they will pick up any more points from their remaining Premier League games this season.center_img “Have no doubts about it – Newcastle are now in real danger of going down,” Shearer wrote in his column in The Sun. “I didn’t think so until Saturday but after that performance I can’t actually say with any certainty that we will get another point this season.” The 44-year-old lays the blame firmly on the players, lamenting their attitude and expressed sympathy for head coach John Carver as he tries to get more from them. He added: “Carver himself has been getting some stick. But he loves the club and I know he is hurting. “Why don’t the Newcastle players start taking some responsibility? Because right now they are an embarrassment.” Shearer has been impressed by Aston Villa’s resurgence, Leicester’s remarkable four-game winning streak and feels Hull will be buoyed by their win over Palace at the weekend. He feels all those sides can overhaul the Magpies and just questioned if Sunderland can get the points they need to drag Newcastle deeper into the mire. last_img read more

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The Barnsley v QPR quiz – test your knowledge

first_imgQPR face Barnsley at Oakwell tonight. How much do you know about the history involving the two clubs? See how many of these five questions you can answer correctly. See also:Hall sent off as QPR are beatenHasselbaink slates referee after QPR defeatBarnsley v QPR player ratingsHasselbaink criticises referee after QPR’s defeat at BarnsleyQPR fans on Twitter react to loss at BarnsleyFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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Defense shines for Redwoods men in win; ‘Woods women fall short on the road

first_imgIsaac Puzz scored 20 points off the bench to lead College of the Redwoods men’s basketball to a 68-57 win over Napa Valley College, Thursday night on the road in Napa.Puzz saw increased minutes Thursday night due to the absence of E.J.Jackson, who is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury.Thomas Nelson added 14 points in the win for Redwoods (5-2) while Drew Gillette finished with 11 and Donald Willis, 10.Defensively Redwoods had one of its finest outings of the season, holding Napa to 57 …last_img read more

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A niche for me

first_imgSneh dithered about absently in the kitchen – should she make paneer or chicken curry? Pihu preferred non-veg while Ajju relished paneer. Sneh settled for a paneer dish, hoping it would be liked by all. She instructed the maid about the vegetables to be peeled, chopped and stored in the fridge while she went about other sundry household chores. She opened her husband’s almirah and neatly stacked up the freshly ironed laundry. Her eyes fell on a pair of cotton socks. The elastic had loosened. She made a mental note to buy a new pair soon. Sneh then headed towards the bathroom for a quick bath. Refreshed, she paid obeisance to the deities. She ate the leftover sandwiches she’d prepared for her children’s tiffin and then set out to make lunch. It wasn’t that they couldn’t afford a cook, but Raj preferred her cooking. The lavish praise her family heaped on her and the content look on their faces encouraged her to indulge them. Wrapped in the loving world of her family, she sometimes felt overwhelmed at her good fortune. She crossed her fingers and then smiled wryly at her childishness. The doorbell rang breaking her reverie. She went to the door, wiping her “kitchen” hands on a towel. As soon as she saw her visitor, Sneh stood agape in surprise. ‘Well! Aren’t you going to invite me in?’ said Anita. ‘Anita! Wha… How in the hell did you reach here? Oh! Do come in!’ ‘Well, well! Someone had to make an effort!’ answered Anita, laughing and enjoying the surprise she had thrown at her friend. ‘Since you look so comfortable in your beautiful world,’ she continued, eyeing the house appreciatively, ‘it would have taken 10 Hercules to pull you out to meet your old friends.’ Sneh gave out a girlish giggle and said, ‘Oh I am so happy to see you. Come, be comfortable.’ Ten minutes later, with snacks and coffee mugs in their hands, they sat talking animatedly. Anita and Sneh had begun their careers together, although in different lines. Sneh was a copywriter with an ad agency while Anita was in marketing. And now, Anita was the marketing area head in a well-known firm. Anita eyed Sneh pointedly. ‘So! Our copywriter is quite busy ad libbing lipsmacking menus these days, eh?’ ‘Yes! Quite a change, isn’t it? I mean I never thought of myself being in my mom’s shoes, but I am and you know what? I am enjoying all this,’ chirped Sneh gesturing around the house. ‘Don’t you ever miss your job, the money, and the excitement of it? I just can’t picture myself in your position even for a moment,’ said Anita. ‘Some things give fulfillment only once you have experienced them. And marriage is one of them. It cannot be assessed or fit into any parameter. You create its value yourself. Raj and I have found the right way to strike a balance fortunately,’ said Sneh. Anita smiled indulgently. ‘You look the very picture of it. But since I have seen the Sneh of the yore, I simply can’t fathom why you chose to shut the doors on something you were so good at. Don’t you miss it? The creativity, the money?’A flicker of a smile remained on Sneh’s face as she ruminated a while. ‘By God’s grace, money is definitely not an issue; but yes, whenever I recall my copywriting days, my pulse rate quickens. You’re right, I enjoyed doing that a lot. But now I have no time left for anything apart from my family. And I am enjoying it.’ ‘But I still feel you must remain in touch with your professional side too,’ persisted Anita. ‘And you? Aren’t you ever going to stop or slow down awhile? When do you think you’re going to settle down?’ asked Sneh.’I have been asking myself that too. The fact is that my career is going great guns at the moment. If I get married now, it may prove to be a professional hara-kiri. I can’t seem to fit marriage in my schedule. Married women are somehow considered incompetent. I don’t want to undertake that risk.’ ‘You’re overdoing your career deal, I tell you. Your bio-clock won’t listen to you so readily in a couple of years.’ ‘Don’t you think I realise that? But if I take the plunge now there are sharks waiting to shove me out of the game. I have worked so hard to achieve what I have. I am scared it will all go away in a jiffy. Sneh understood Anita’s insecurity and the personal sacrifices in spite of all the time and hard work she’d been putting in.’It’s a man’s world. Women have to set different priorities as against men because we’re of a different physical and mental set. Time is running out for you and that’s a risk you’ll have to take. You’ll need to draw the line somewhere, sometime,’ said Sneh. ‘Praful has proposed to me twice.’ ‘What? And you refused that nice man your good company? Didn’t your mom have something to say to you?’ Sneh exclaimed. ‘Yeah! When I refused, Ma and Pa were furious. I thought I was taking the right step. And sure enough, I got a promotion soon after. I am due for the next big leap soon and I am not going to jeopardise that now,’ said Anita.’Sneh, I am scared; I may not end up doing a good job of marriage and then also ruin my career,’ said Anita’Anita, there will never be an end to this. You’re wasting the best years of your life. You haven’t a family yet and very soon you won’t have Praful in your life too. Strike a balance between the two worlds!’ Sneh told her. ‘I know I am missing out on a lot, but it’s difficult to reconcile the two. I can take care of only one part, and my career seems to be the one for me.advertisementadvertisementI am scared; I may not end up doing a good job of marriage and then also ruin my career,’ said Anita. They finished the last dregs in their cups thoughtfully and then chatted for some more time before Anita went off to attend an official meeting.Anita left Sneh rejuvenated and lost in fond memories of her “jobbing days”. She prepared the lunch and laid it on the table with her domestic help, Lalji Bhaiya. It was a Saturday. On impulse, she decided to have lunch in the lawn. She instructed Lalji Bhaiya to put the garden chairs and the table outside. Raj’s car arrived as the children were getting down from the bus. All of them entered the house together, chatting. Pihu was talking about the beautiful butterfly they had made in the art and craft class.Ajju yelled excitedly, ‘Mamma, are we having lunch in the lawn today?’ Sneh smiled. ‘Yay, yay, yay,’ both children shouted. Raj looked at her and smiled. ‘You look tired,’ said Sneh handing a casserole to Lalji Bhaiya. ‘And you look um? a little different,’ said Raj. ‘Different? That’s not what I was looking for,’ grinned Sneh. She followed him to the bedroom where he kept his briefcase and undid his shirt buttons. ‘So say it. I know you want to tell me something.’ ‘Guess who came to meet me?’ ‘Who?’ ‘Anita!’ ‘What? She remembered you after so long? Well! That’s some surprise.’with any of my friends either. It was so nice to have seen her.’ ‘So what did you talk about?’ ‘You better freshen up and come outside. We’ll talk there. Let me look up the children in the meanwhile.’ By the time Raj came out, all three of them were happily ensconced in their seats. ‘Oho! A lovely lunch party al fresco!’ said Raj.They began eating as Sneh filled him in with the day’s details. She put off telling him about Anita’s vehement urging for her to go back to work. Sneh plied them with extra helpings of food in between their chatter. ‘Look how Lalji Bhaiya is balancing the glasses on the tray!’ said Pihu. ‘He’ll tumble down before he gets them here,’ shouted Ajju. They looked in the direction where Lalji bhaiya was inching his way from the kitchen to the lawn.’Oh! So sorry Lalji Bhaiya, today’s change of venue has been difficult,’ Sneh mumbled guiltily as she got up to help him unburden his latest sortie. ‘Don’t worry! I’ll get a food trolley for next time,’ she added light-heartedly. Raj looked up from his plate. ‘A food trolley? You just need an excuse to buy something or the other. It will be used once in a blue moon, and relegated to one corner of the house.’ ‘Oh, but it can be used routinely too. It’ll save us several rounds of ferrying things. I think it’s going to give us a good excuse to hold many more such picnics,’ said Sneh happily. ‘You and your ilk,’ muttered Raj and continued with his lunch. Though she remained silent, Sneh was jolted from her comfort zone. The children licked their fingers as they finished.’Mazaa aa gaya! You make the best paneer pasanda in the world,’ said Raj as he wiped up his plate of the last morsel. Sneh knew her husband meant it, but was just not able to accept his compliment fully. She helped Lalji Bhaiya collect the plates and bowls for the trips back tothe kitchen. The mobile rang as Raj moved to get up.’Hello?’ He heard the other person speak to him, gave a few short replies and put the mobile down. ‘Sneh! Guess what, my new golf set is on its way from Delhi, and should reach soon. It’s a real top-set?’ ‘A golf set?’ Sneh broke in. ‘But you already have one. You said it was the best in the trade and would last you a lifetime. Now why this?”I don’t know whether I am taking the right step, but I am open to the idea of copywriting, before it gets too late for me,’ Sneh told Anita’Oh! On my last trip to Delhi, I was with my boss in CP. We came across this huge sports shop and went berserk over the top-of-the-line sports stuff kept there. On an impulse, I had ordered a Cleveland golf set. But since the shop had only one set at that time, the manager promised to send me a new set as soon as it came in. That was his call just now – he has confirmed the purchase and the address.’ ‘Oh but you have one set already,’ said Sneh rather lamely. Of course he had wanted it! She fumed inwardly. It didn’t matter if the old golf set sat in a corner gathering dust. The more she thought about it, the more unsettled she became. The day passed as usual but her mind remained occupied. Raj had made expensive purchases in the past but this time Sneh was riled. It wasn’t just his inconsiderate shopping but  the chauvinism attached that was galling her no end.’I need to find some space, a niche for myself… and I must do this before I lose myself completely,’ she thought amid a tumult of emotions. By the next evening, she had made a decision. She called Anita on her cellphone to tell her about it. But before she could say anything, Anita launched on her own. ‘Guess what, Sneh! I have decided to propose to Praful!’ ‘What, you’ll propose?’ ‘Yeah. That’ll be something like tossing the coin for heads or tails. If he says yes, I go ahead and marry. I will take a chance on what my seniors dole out to me. I am not letting that scare me any more.’ ‘And if he refuses?’ asked Sneh.’Well then I go ahead with the status quo. And then it will be a job without Praful. Can’t let the guy hang in the balance because of my insecurities,’ answered Anita. ‘Hmm. For as far as I can see, you’ll be Mrs Praful very soon. I think you are taking the right step.’ ‘So that’s about me. What had you called me about?’ asked Anita. Sneh sighed. She felt as if she was betraying Raj. Without going into any detail she told Anita, ‘I don’t know whether I am taking the right step, but I am open to the idea of copywriting, before it gets too late for me.”Great thought, madam. I’m proud of you!’ said Anita enthusiastically. ‘Yes. But it is going to be difficult starting up again, Anita. So I want to go slow first. Maybe part-time. And I will definitely need your help and support,’ said Sneh. ‘And I will need your help getting started if things work out at my end too,’ said Anita. Both friends braced themselves for a fresh innings once again just as they had a few years ago.advertisementlast_img read more

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Pepe criticises unenthusiastic Madrid fans

first_imgReal Madrid Pepe criticises unenthusiastic Real Madrid fans Sacha Pisani Last updated 2 years ago 10:28 11/7/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(13) Pepe-cropped Getty Images Real Madrid Beşiktaş Süper Lig Primera División The Portugal international says supporters of Los Blancos do not compare to fans from Turkish champions Besiktas Former Real Madrid defender Pepe described the La Liga club’s fans as unenthusiastic, rubbishing the atmosphere at the Santiago Bernabeu compared to his new home in Turkey.Besiktas veteran Pepe enjoyed a trophy-laden career in the Spanish capital from 2007 to 2017, helping Madrid to three La Liga titles, three Champions League crows and two Club World Cup medals, among other titles.Madrid 11/4 to win La Liga Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Now playing for Turkish giants Besiktas, the 34-year-old said Madrid supporters — who have booed Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema this season — do not compare to fans from the Istanbul-based club.”Perhaps Real Madrid fans won’t like me saying this but they say Real Madrid fans transmit enthusiasm, but I don’t think they do. That’s not the reality,” the Portugal international told beIN Sports.”The Besiktas fans are very passionate. When you go out onto the pitch the noise coming from the stands always hits you.”Pepe added: “The atmosphere at Besiktas is very different to at Real Madrid. In Turkey people really love sport, they only think about football.”After games, we can hear the noise of the supporters until the early hours of the morning.”Besiktas are third in the Turkish Super Lig, five points behind leaders Galatasaray, while they are top of their Champions League group.Spanish and European champions Madrid, meanwhile, are eight points adrift of La Liga pacesetters Barcelona.last_img read more

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LEG Carrier Gaschem Beluga Joins Ocean Yield

first_imgImage Courtesy: Hartmann GroupNorwegian ship-owner Ocean Yield ASA has taken delivery of the 38,000 cbm liquefied ethylene gas (LEG) carrier Gaschem Beluga from China’s shipbuilder Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering. Upon delivery, the carrier commenced a 15-year “hell and high water” bareboat charter to the German shipping company Hartmann Group.Gaschem Beluga will enter into a 10 year sub-charter to petrochemicals manufacturer SABIC Petrochemicals B.V (SABIC) upon arrival in Houston in December.As the first of two sister vessels to be delivered, the LEG carrier will be used for shipments of ethane from Houston to SABIC’s cracker in Teeside,UK.The second eco-friendly LEG carrier vessel is scheduled to join its owner on July 1, 2017.Developed by Hartmann, the vessel is of ECO STAR design, equipped with MAN B&W dual fuel 2-stroke engine and can operate on different fuels including ethane.A new Star-Trilobe tank allows for an increase in capacity by nearly 30% compared to the traditional bilobe tanks with the same ship dimensions.Ocean Yield ordered the batch of three LEG carriers from Sinopacific in May 2014, however, in mid-October the company said it decided to cancel the third vessel under the agreement as a result of the negotiations which were undertaken after Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering filed for receivership in August 2016.Ocean Yield said it paid USD 16.2 million in pre-delivery instalments to the shipyard, which is secured by bank guarantees.last_img read more

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