58 Carnarvon Av, Springfield Lakes.After more than eight years at their Springfield Lakes home Ajay and Shweta Jain are looking for a bigger property.The couple who have two children, aged 11 and 9, have loved living at 58 Carnarvon Ave. Mr Jain said he hoped to find a bigger home close to where they already live but with a swimming pool for their children.The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home on a 448sq m block has been repainted inside, new kitchen appliances and new grass in the backyard. 58 Carnarvon Av, Springfield Lakes.The Jains had been looking for the perfect property for a long time and said they liked this home in particular because the bedrooms were towards the back of the home providing plenty of privacy.Mr Jain said the home would best suit a young family.“We chose to live here because it’s a nicely developed area, and because of the schools,” he said.“There’s walkways, parks and tennis courts all around here.” 58 Carnarvon Av, Springfield Lakes.Electricity bills could be kept low with gas hot water and gas cooking.Mrs Jain said her two children loved the backyard and spent plenty of time outside.“It’s a private area,” she said.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Mrs Jain’s favourite part of her home is the kitchen where she does a lot of baking for her home-based cake business. The kitchen area at 58 Carnarvon Av, Springfield Lakes.The property is at the top of a hill on the highest position of the street.Ray White – Waterford selling agent Ash Chawla said there was plenty of space in the backyard to add a large trampoline for kids to play.Mr Chawla said the patio looked out on to the low maintenance lawn.The property is close to Regatta Lake, and Springfield Lakes Boulevard oval. The Carnarvon St home is being sold with offers over $479,000.
Revelers paint themselves black with soot to imitate the native Atis tribesmen to celebrate the Ati-Atihan Festival in Kalibo, Aklan on Jan. 12. JUN AGUIRRE/PN Vendors are expected to ensure properwaste management at their respective stalls during the festival, theSangguniang Bayan said. Kalibo is popularly known for the Ati-Atihan,a festival in honor of Señor Santo Niño which is considered the “mother ofPhilippine festivals.” “I was dismayed during the New Year’sEve as tons of garbage were left after the celebration. I hope the religiousfestival would be different. I urged revelers to dispose their waste properly,”he said. Lieutenant Colonel Richard Mepania,municipal police station chief, assured merrymakers and devotees of theirsafety and security in the celebration. The augmentation force of 1,225 fromPolice Regional Office and 447 uniformed personnel from different municipalpolice stations and the Aklan Police Provincial Office are also tasked tomaintain peace and order./PN The Kalibo municipal council also soughthelp from the local police, auxiliary police and barangay tanods to support the campaign by watching out for litterbugs. According to Environment Secretary RoyCimatu urged spectators to help maintain cleanliness during the religiousrevelry from Jan. 10 to 19. KALIBO, Aklan – The Department ofEnvironment and Natural Resources (DENR) and local officials in this capitaltown are aiming for a “waste-free” celebration of the Ati-Atihan Festival thisyear. Mepania said around 1,700 policemen weredeployed to secure festival venues and strategic areas of the Ati-Atihan Festival.
Curtis Towns was yet again the runner-up while B.J. Wild posted a third-place finish. COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (April 27) – Derik Young was the Mohawk Metal IMCA Modified winner Saturday, on night two of Cottage Grove Speedway’s season-opening Spring Fling. Buddy McHargue was second while grabbing third was the previous night’s winner Jorddon Braaten. In Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod action it was all about Matt Sanders. The Brookings ace held onto the coveted top spot the entire race despite five cautions and a handful of challenges. Young had no issues once in front of the pack as the only things slowing him down were four cautions. Despite the stoppages, Young maintained the top place position to achieve his first win of the season. Ray Bloom had a great start and paced the field the first three laps before being overtaken by Young. By Ben Deatherage
Throughout his youth, Omar Siddiqui aspired to become a Renaissance man. Inspired by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci and Benjamin Franklin, Siddiqui, an alumnus of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, now hopes to expand his career politically in a run for the U.S. House of Representatives to represent California’s 48th District in this year’s midterm elections. Photo courtesy of Omar Siddiqui“After Benjamin Franklin debated with his fellow congressmen about the Declaration of Independence, he’s [still] out there doing science experiments,” he said. “[These men] merged science, technology, engineering and math with the humanities, arts and law.”Siddiqui wants to bring the diversity of his experiences, specifically his knowledge of national security and emphasis on human rights, to Congress. After Siddiqui completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil and environmental engineering at USC, he enrolled in law school at Loyola Marymount University to fulfill his career goal as a trial lawyer and litigator. During his legal career, Siddiqui was recruited to work on national security matters with the Federal Bureau of Investigation under former President Barack Obama’s administration and served as an adviser to the Central Intelligence Agency. Siddiqui attributed his entrance into the political arena to Obama and former FBI Director James Comey: two men whose words stuck with him as he started his campaign for Congress.“It was October [or] November of 2016, and I was venting to President Obama about the state of our nation and the direction it was headed in,” Siddiqui said. “He was telling me, like his famous quote, ‘Be the change you want to be. Be that change. What are you waiting for?’ I was reflecting on that, on that move to go from attorney to a [politician].”Likewise, Comey echoed similar sentiments to Siddiqui: There was no time to sit around. Comey’s dismissal from the FBI by President Donald Trump in April 2017 unsettled Siddiqui and inspired him to announce his campaign in July.“That was a defining moment for me because I realized there was no time to stand around,” he said. “I can no longer sit on the sidelines. I have to be that change.” The 48th district comprises several Orange County cities, like Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Westminster and Santa Ana, whose populations are majority white, although there exist thriving Asian and Hispanic communities.Despite the district’s historically Republican voting patterns, Siddiqui aims to focus on issues voters across the political spectrum believe are important, such as national security, healthcare and environmental policy. “Now, our country is really divided on political party [lines],” Siddiqui said. “One thing we need to be united on is our national security. It’s not a partisan issue if you have a foreign nation like Russia interfering with our elections and our democracy.”He says his inclusive messaging is also represented in his platform, which outlines Siddiqui’s support for marginalized groups and their rights in the U.S. “I’m for a clean [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] bill and taking it one step further to give them an opportunity to have a pathway to citizenship,” he said, commenting on Congress’ current struggle with immigration reform. “But, we can’t just think of the Dreamers alone. We also have to think of other 11 million undocumented immigrants who are in our country. We need to make sure we have immigration reform that affects everybody.”Siddiqui’s campaign slogan, “United We Rise,” embodies his goal to connect with voters regardless of political party. “We are moving and getting a lot of Republicans and Democrats and no-party preference voters to come out to the polls and be that change,” he said. “I think a lot of people feel that their vote doesn’t count but we’re spreading the message that every vote counts, and everyone counts.”
“But, out of an abundance of caution … and the possibility that students could be impacted by smoke inhalation, they evacuated the building,” Thomas said. The Los Angeles Fire Department received a call at 8:31 p.m. The fire was extinguished 12 minutes later. “There was brown paper on the windows, so you couldn’t actually see into it,” Pizzurro said. “I looked through the cracks and there was clearly a fire.” Los Angeles Police Department Sergeant Rodney Peacock said firefighters had to force entry into the building because of a padlock on the door. Department of Public Safety Chief John Thomas said the fire was caused by open construction material in a wheelbarrow. LAFD said it is investigating what caused the material to ignite. Trader Joe’s and Target were evacuated, along with the Cowlings and Ilium residential colleges. “We don’t believe that there has been any arson or anything like that,” Thomas said. “It probably was just materials that should have been better contained.” “I saw flames through the door and then I saw the firefighters chainsawing the door down,” said freshman Linda Guite, who was returning to her dorm from CAVA. “I thought it was a drill at first, but then I saw the actual flames.” Following reports that students waited over 45 minutes to individually scan their fingerprints after an evacuation last week, evacuated students were readmitted to the building last night by showing their USC IDs, Cowlings and Ilium residents said. This was the second fire in a week that forced students to evacuate from Building #9 in USC Village. (Josh Dunst/Daily Trojan) Thomas said LAFD put out the fire immediately after arriving on the scene. Sophomore Greg Pizzurro, who was one of the first to spot the fire, said he reported it to a DPS officer after seeing flames through the windows of the Workshop Salon + Boutique unit, which is currently under construction. Residents were allowed to re-enter shortly after the smoke was blown out of the building. Students and employees at USC Village were asked to evacuate Building #9 after a small fire broke out in an unfinished unit near Trader Joe’s Tuesday night.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error JeffMillerOCR on TwitterIf the 2017 Dodgers don’t win the World Series, their historic season will be remembered as a failure.And if this is such a profound statement, how come that’s already the third time I’ve made some version of it?Folks, any chance I had of ever being considered profound ended years ago, on the occasion of making, in print, career joke No. 100 that used the word wiener. Please. The Dodgers, more than any of us, realize they have to win the final game of this baseball season or they’ll lose everything else they’ve accumulated along the way.That reality is undeniably true and remarkably unfair, and no one really cares if it’s fair or not because the Dodgers brought this on themselves by being so darned dominant in the first place.They could have avoided these stark circumstances by losing at a pace more heady than Sports Illustrated publishes a magazine. Once-a-week is ridiculous in baseball, a game where even the winning team typically makes at least 24 outs.Yet, the Dodgers of late have insisted on eluding defeat at a level dating to the sport’s very origins.They could stumble now and still easily win more than 110 times, which wouldn’t break any big-league records, even though their winning has come to sound precisely like a broken record. Still, what happens from April to September in baseball assures nothing once October arrives. If anyone understands that, it’s Clayton Kershaw, right?So, as much as the Dodgers have demolished everyone in their path – their lead for the sport’s best record entering Wednesday was eight games – they eventually will face an opponent that’s undefeated in the postseason: fate.And fate can have entirely different ideas about what’s required to be a champion.“Our goal is to win 11 games in October,” Manager Dave Roberts said during the team’s most recent homestand, repeating something he has uttered frequently and knowingly all summer. “We’re far from that right now.”No, this isn’t the NBA, where an individual player can so influence the outcome of games that everyone today expects Golden State to win the title again in 10 months.Baseball’s playoffs can be much more fickle, of course, to the extreme point of one injured player, performing on one healthy leg, greatly determining everything with one gargantuan swing.Hey, there’s a reason Kirk Gibson is a storybook legend around here.Since that 1988 championship – the Dodgers’ most recent – six wild-card teams have won the World Series, including the 2002 Angels. Six others have reached the World Series before finally losing.Not one of those 12 teams entered the playoffs favored to win anything, never mind everything.Only two of the past 20 teams to win at least 100 regular-season games went on to claim the World Series, numbers that seem almost as unlikely as the statistics of Cody Bellinger.That’s 2 for 20 or a batting average of .100, much too close to what Brandon McCarthy is hitting this year and proof that, in a series as short as a homestand, simple luck matters like raw skill.The Chicago Cubs had the best regular-season mark in 2016 and rode that success to a title that ended a century-plus worth of disappointment.Two years earlier, the Angels entered the postseason with a baseball-best 98 victories. That team didn’t win again, losing the division series to Kansas City in a sweep.In fact, over the past decade, only four teams that finished with the best record or tied for the best record won the World Series.That history says the Dodgers, if they do end up leading baseball in victories, still have a better chance of not being champions.All of which means nothing at the moment other than the truth that the Dodgers face much more uncertainty as it relates to winning the 2017 World Series than their success today suggests.Sorry, I’m not trying to be a downer, just a realist, one taking a realistic look at the unpredictable future of a team performing at an unreal clip.Want something uplifting? OK, what do the Dodgers have in common with the Cleveland Cavaliers?Both teams have had one three-game losing streak since the beginning of June, and the Cavs stopped playing more than eight weeks ago.During that past homestand, I asked Roberts about the possibility of the Dodgers being too good too soon.“I think people who feel like they’re peaking too soon aren’t confident fundamentally or in the foundation of what (they) have,” he said. “The foundation of where we’re at and the talent that we have, this is who we are.”That, too, has become a regular response from Roberts. The “Who We Are Dodgers.” Maybe it’s not as catchy as the “Ya Gotta Believe Mets,” the “We Are Family Pirates” or the “Cowboy Up Red Sox.”But the “Who We Are Dodgers” does fit them. All this winning stopped being fluky long ago. This is who the deep, talented Dodgers are in the second week of August.What remains to be seen is who they’ll be in the fourth week of October, understanding that those two teams won’t necessarily be one.