Month: December 2019

Video: Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi makes juggling an orange look easy!

Video: Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi makes juggling an orange look easy!

first_imgWhen you‘re Leo Messi, chilling on a shoot and all you‘ve got is an orange. 🍊 #BeTheDifferencehttps://t.co/wjACMSIyFf— Team Messi (@TeamMessi) November 10, 2015 Lionel Messi is currently sidelined with injury 1center_img Lionel Messi is well known for his immense ball control – but he showed immense control to juggle an orange!The Argentina and Barcelona attacker casually picked up the citrus fruit while waiting on the touchline of a shoot and he made it look easy. He is currently out injured, with Barca hoping he will return in the next few weeks, but he has not lost his touch while on the sidelines – see below!last_img

Birmingham 1-0 Cardiff: Paul Caddis’ penalty on the stroke of half-time puts Gary Rowett’s side seventh in Championship

Birmingham 1-0 Cardiff: Paul Caddis’ penalty on the stroke of half-time puts Gary Rowett’s side seventh in Championship

first_img Paul Caddis 1 Birmingham overtook Cardiff in the Sky Bet Championship standings with a 1-0 win over the Bluebirds at St Andrew’s.Paul Caddis netted from the spot shortly before the interval – it was a fortunate decision as the ball looked to bounce off Matthew Connolly’s face.The Cardiff defender was wrongly penalised for handball by referee David Coote just before the break as Birmingham moved to within a point of the top six.Defeat was harsh on Cardiff who dominated most of the second half, and went close through Sammy Ameobi, but they paid the price for wasteful finishing and woeful refereeing. It had shaped up to be an instantly forgettable first half which saw Neal Eardley – who was replaced by Caddis – and Sean Morrison limp off injured for either side.Anthony Pilkington’s drive deflected over while Tomasz Kuszczak easily saved Ameobi’s weak effort five minutes before the break.Birmingham offered nothing going forward and Huddersfield loanee James Vaughan was left to feed off scraps.Cardiff had not lost against their hosts since 2008, a record which rarely looked under threat before penalty drama in first half stoppage time.David Marshall dropped Jon Toral’s free kick under pressure and Connolly threw himself in front of Vaughan’s shot to block the ball with his face.Bizarrely referee Coote gave the penalty – to Cardiff’s fury – and Caddis sent Marshall the wrong way from the spot.Bluebirds boss Russell Slade was stopped from confronting the official in the tunnel at the break and he emerged to see his side almost fall further behind on 49 minutes.Maikel Kieftenbeld robbed dithering Cardiff to find Jacques Maghoma and he fed Toral, who was denied by Marshall at the near post.But the visitors dominated from then and nearly levelled on 65 minutes when Pilkington flashed an effort across goal.And Ameobi wasted a golden chance to level five minutes later when, put in by Tony Watt, he fired wide from eight yards.Jonathan Spector then turned Watt’s cross onto his own post as the visitors got closer before Charlton loanee Watt lashed wide. Marshall parried Demarai Gray’s fierce drive as Birmingham almost wrapped up victory but Kuszczak ensured the points when he turned Scott Malone’s last-minute effort wide.last_img read more

Video assistance trials may take place in next season’s FA Cup

Video assistance trials may take place in next season’s FA Cup

first_imgTrials of video assistance for referees may take place in next season’s FA Cup after football’s law-making body strongly recommended that experiments take place.A final decision will be taken at the International FA Board’s (IFAB) annual general meeting in March in Cardiff, but the recommendation to allow trials has been described as a “major step forward”.The Football Association, which has been big supporters of video technology, are expected to offer next season’s FA Cup for trials, and the Scottish FA will hold talks on doing the same in the Scottish Cup .FA chief executive Martin Glenn indicated the governing body would be willing to use its flagship competition for trials. It was also a leading force in the drive to introduce goal-line technology.Glenn told a news conference: “I’m very happy for things within my direct control – the English FA’s direct control – to be part of that.“We are big supporters of the use of technology. So, what do we control? We control the FA Cup.”The trials would be limited to decisions on goals, red cards, penalties and cases of mistaken identity. They would involve different kinds of experiments, such as video only being used when the referee asks for assistance or in a different case where the video assistant would be allowed to flag up errors.Unlike rugby, there would be no video referee on the big screens in stadiums.If trials are successful, video assistants could come in for the 2018-19 season but not in time for the 2018 World Cup.Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan added in terms of the Scottish Cup: “It’s one that we would certainly discuss as a board. As a personal preference, it’s something I’d like to see push forward.”Regan said any move to involve the SPL would have to be discussed with league organisers. 1 Video assistance trials may take place in next season’s FA Cup last_img read more

Championship: Danny Graham nets first Blackburn goal, Hull increase their lead

Championship: Danny Graham nets first Blackburn goal, Hull increase their lead

first_imgBlackburn 3-0 FulhamDanny Graham marked his home debut with a late goal to cap off Blackburn’s comprehensive 3-0 victory over Fulham which ended a two-month winless run in the Sky Bet Championship.There seemed to be little doubt the nine-match run without a win would be ended once man of the match Ben Marshall converted his fourth spot-kick of the season in the 15th minute.The home faithful were able to relax when Shane Duffy headed his first Ewood Park goal just after the hour and another header, this time from Graham, rounded off a fine evening for the hosts.Fulham, on the other hand, have now only one win in their last 10 away games and have not won in nine at Ewood.Hull 0-0 BrightonHull stretched their lead at the top of the Sky Bet Championship to two points with a 0-0 draw with Brighton in a game which was bereft of chances at the KC Stadium.Sam Clucas had their best effort when his late shot was tipped on to the bar by Brighton goalkeeper David Stockdale.Jamie Murphy had Brighton’s best chance with a rising shot in the opening period as the promotion challengers had to settle for a point. Championship round-up: Danny Graham nets first Blackburn goal, Hull increase their lead at the top 1last_img read more

Fantasy Premier League tips: The transfers you should make in gameweek 29

Fantasy Premier League tips: The transfers you should make in gameweek 29

first_img 12 Out: Romelu Lukaku (Everton) – £8.8m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Lukaku’s next four fixtures: West Ham, BLANK, Arsenal and Manchester United. Not the most appealing for your £8.8m striker – there are better options available. Out: Petr Cech (Arsenal) – £6.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Petr Cech is injured and will be out for three or four weeks, so he should also be taken out of your fantasy teams. 12 Out: Ross Barkley (Everton) – £7.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – With no goals or assists in his last three games and a blank fixture coming up, it may be time to swap Ross Barkley for one of the more productive midfielders in the league at present. 12 Out: Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) – £6.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Recently Aleksandar Kolarov has been in and out of City’s team like a hokey cokey. It’s probably time to swap him for a more permanent fixture in Manuel Pellegrini’s side. 12 In: Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City) – £6.4m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Having scored one and assisted two in his last three matches, this Swiss midfielder has fought his way into contention for all of our fantasy teams. Despite facing a tough fixture at Chelsea this week, Shaqiri should definitely be kept in mind for a possible transfer in the near future. 12 12 In: Ashley Williams (Swansea) – £4.8m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Ashley Williams scored an unlikely winning goal at the Emirates on Wednesday night and will now be hoping his Swansea side will be revitalised as they head into a key set of fixtures against the likes of Norwich, Bournemouth and Aston Villa. Cheap clean sheets are a definite possibility. 12 12 In: Harry Kane (Tottenham) – £10.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – After a tough game against Arsenal this week, Kane’s Tottenham will play Villa and Bournemouth in consecutive matches. This set of fixtures will surely give the Spurs striker a good chance to rack up more points than Romelu Lukaku in the near future. Out: Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal) – £6.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Like Cech, Koscielny is also injured and cannot be kept in your side. 12 12 After an incredibly entertaining set of midweek matches, it’s straight back down to business again this weekend as a full Premier League fixture list takes place.However, all us Fantasy Premier League players would be foolish not to consider next week’s severe lack of games when making our transfers this week, as gameweek 30 clashes with the FA Cup quarter finals.Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United, Sunderland, Watford, and West Ham will all have a blank fixture next week, as will Arsenal and West Brom if Arsenal beat Hull City in their fifth round replay on Tuesday night.This means that we must prepare our teams so that they are in the best possible shape to weather the oncoming storm that will hit us next week.Check out the Fantasy Premier League transfers you might need to make this week by clicking the right arrow above… 12 12 In: Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) – £5.7m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Since returning from injury, Pablo Zabaleta has played every minute for City and so is the perfect replacement for Aleksandar Kolavov. Especially as he’s cheaper too! Out: Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) – £8.9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Given that his place in the Arsenal team was under threat before his abysmal performance against Swansea on Wednesday, we would assume that Danny Welbeck will be in line to start ahead of Olivier Giroud in this week’s north London Derby. In: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham) – £5.2m – Click the right arrow for more advice – One of the few teams to play during the upcoming FA Cup week, Tottenham face a decent set of fixtures in the near future. After playing Arsenal at home, Spurs will meet Villa and Bournemouth in consecutive weeks. In: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – £13.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Manchester City play Aston Villa at home this week! If you don’t have Sergio Aguero in your team then you should probably be watching this match from behind your sofa. This is possible triple-captain territory…last_img read more

Angels’ season is on the line at Fenway

Angels’ season is on the line at Fenway

first_imgto playing in a best-of-5 series and losing the opener on the road. Really, the Angels have to win tonight, find a way to muster some semblance of offense or they could be looking at another Red Sox sweep. They cannot afford to go back home down 0-2 with young Jered Weaver on the mound against Curt Schilling, and Boston ace Josh Beckett again waiting for a possible Game 4. They need to get after Boston’s curious right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka right off. They need Vladimir Guerrero to find his power stroke. They need to trust that Garret “One-Eyed Willie” Anderson really can see out of that half-shut eye. They need the rabbits to get on base, for the offense to again manufacture runs. Because if you just look at the two lineups, the Angels look overmatched. The Red Sox did not tie for the best record in baseball because they struggled at the plate. They are loaded and their pitching staff was the best in the American League. The Angels lost the opener of each of their three series in 2002 and still captured their first World Series. Wednesday’s loss does not signify the end to their season, but it does set off alarms, and it does bring extra pressure to bear tonight. “It’s a best-of-5 series,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “Every game is going to have significance.” The Red Sox are playing with grand confidence, the kind the Angels had during the summer when they jumped out to an impressive early lead, and then swelled it again in early September. “We got to a time when we were in that streak and (Gary) Matthews was in there and I liked our lineup,” hitting coach Mickey Hatcher said. “We had a lot of lefty-righty, a lot of switch-hitters in there. “Guys were healthy and playing their game with a lot of confidence. And there was one point when we could just put anybody in there and it worked.” But these Angels are playing without injured Gary Matthews Jr., and that is a difficult loss for an already shaky lineup to overcome. A sore arm has relegated Guerrero to DH. As an outfielder this year he hit .345; as a DH he batted .270. Scioscia hopes to start Guerrero in right field tonight, allowing him to bring at least one more power bat, either Juan Rivera or Kendry Morales, into the lineup. Chone Figgins would move from right to center, Reggie Willits would head to the bench and Maicer Izturis would remain at third. The Angels have been so ravaged with injuries and fill-ins that the light-hitting Izturis, via his .406 average with runners in scoring position, batted fifth in Wednesday’s opener. “I don’t think there’s been any game this season where we’ve said, `Here’s the lineup that we built the model around in spring training and winter, and have at it,”‘ Scioscia said. “We’ve had injuries the whole year. “We’ve had some young guys come up and play terrific baseball for us. You see a guy like Izzy hitting fifth for us, which is not your prototypical fifth hitter, but he does a terrific job with guys in scoring position. “We’ve had to be creative. We’ve done it all season and will continue to do it. We’ve found a way to score runs without the model that was built for this club. And we’re going to keep going.” That model led the Angels to 94 victories, but they were manufacturing runs with a healthy Matthews and Anderson. And it wasn’t coming against the top three starters on one of baseball’s best teams. Anderson was baseball’s hottest hitter after the All-Star break, but is now battling conjunctivitis in his left eye and losing. The pink-eye does not appear to be improving and it was still swollen and half closed at Thursday’s workout. “It’s unbelievable,” Hatcher said. “I don’t know how many rounds he went with Tyson. This guy wants to play. I’ve taken him in the cages and thrown to him, and he’s swung good. “He says he’s fine. If he says he’s fine, he’s going to be out there.” At a time when the Angels most need his bat, his effectiveness has been jeopardized. In the opener, he went 0-for-4 against Beckett with two strikeouts. “I don’t think you can make a judgment by what happened in (Wednesday’s) game,” Hatcher said. “That guy was fantastic and made everybody look bad. He made everybody look like both eyes were swollen.” Yet if this were the regular season, there is little doubt Anderson would be out. But they badly need him now, and really, their options are few. “Unless his left eye looks as bad as his right (today), he’s starting,” Scioscia said. Things will look very bad for the Angels tonight without a victory. The postseason has barely begun, and already a crucial game awaits. The Angels cannot allow its suddenness to catch them unaware. Only their season is at stake. stephen.dilbeck@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BOSTON – It’s taken almost eight months to arrive here, and yet the moment feels so rushed, it’s almost unexpected. A slight pause, a slow inhale and suddenly the Angels’ entire season lies uncomfortably before them. Lose tonight and the Angels are not backed up to the cliff, but dangling from it. Not just gasping but sinking. It has been such a long, hard-fought battle that to arrive at a point where one playoff loss puts so much in peril seems almost unfair, but there it is. That’s the downside last_img
Required reading

Required reading

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityNorthridge Where you live counts Re “DWP: The whole story” (Your Opinions, Oct. 4): I shake my head in bemusement at Fran LeDuc, a Burbank resident, telling me about how my L.A. DWP “gave” money to the city of L.A.. If she were an L.A. DWP customer, she would see that at the bottom of our bill we customers already pay a 10 percent city utility tax. Evidently, some very high-powered lawyers think that they need a “validation” from the courts to “transfer” funds from the DWP to our city budget fund. Perhaps the DWP largesse to the city is entirely legal. The courts will decide. If LeDuc would like to move into the city of L.A., I’ll be glad to help. Re “House of Cards” (Our Opinions, Oct. 7): Great article, too bad it isn’t on the “Required Reading List” for the taxpayers and voters of Los Angeles. How about printing copies of same, and we can hand them out on the street corners of L.A., so our bill payers can see just how their city leaders are almost all in bed with special interest’s money. The recent pay increases for the DWP, and the bureaucrats in City Hall are just examples of how these special interests are in control of the ones who took the oath. Most of the people paying these bills are certainly not getting 20-plus percent increases in their abilities to pay. We all knew it was bad, but DN’s “the House of Cards” reveals to this reader, it is even worse than I ever suspected! – William Conroy – Kurt Fisher Van Nuys City government Re “L.A. vs. The People” (Oct. 4): How effective is our city government? Consider our Department of Water and Power. We can thank the greedy unions and gutless city politicians for the excessive DWP salaries, compared to the private sector. Then we have extravagant hidden taxes in the form of cash transfers to the city general fund from water and power revenues ($100 million to $200 million each year). And now the city plans to increase our DWP rates. Are we voters like lemmings rushing over the cliff? When do we wake up and vote Libertarian? – Bill Lyons Santa Clarita Social Security unfair Re “Poverty is no game” (Business, Oct. 7): No wonder Social Security is headed toward bankruptcy. Your story cites a 47-year-old former drug addict who seldom worked, yet is drawing $1,020 monthly from Social Security and awaiting Section 8 federally subsidized housing. I feel sorry for her plight – but how come she gets Social Security at age 47 while I and others paid in to the fund for some 50 years and had to wait until age 65 to draw out a meager monthly amount? This is unfair. It’s nuts! – Ken Green Burbank Air-traffic controllers Re “Controllers link LAX errors to staff shortage” (Business, Oct. 2): Regarding a shortage of air-traffic controllers, it should be a crime to let this happen. We are talking about hundreds of lives per airplane that could be in jeopardy. This should be the top priority on every city, county, state and federal government’s list. With all the frivolous spending that goes on I’m sure they could direct some of it to this important issue. They should have on the payroll controllers on the sidelines at all times to fill any and all vacancies that occur no matter if it is a sick day, vacation or retirement. Every time I get on an airplane now, I’m going to be thinking “I hope there are enough of you in that tower and you’re not overtired.” – Marie Mull Glendale Water usage Re “H2O woes” (Oct. 9): I commend the Daily News for its water-saving tips story. However, the given advice is but a mere Band-Aid fix. When will someone have the courage to step forward and proclaim the cause of the problem? There are too many people using too many resources in this region. The fix for this problem will require someone with even more courage to step forward and make a few hard changes. – Cesare Consaga Simi Valley Bush out of touch Besides being amazingly heartless, President Bush’s veto of the expanded State Children’s Health Insurance Program proves that he is even more out of touch with mainstream American families than his father was. Here’s a possible solution: Every president should be required to live with a typical American family for at least one week per year during his term in office. – John Blumenthal Westlake Village Nanny state is here State Sen. Jenny Oropeza opines in her guest column, “Law must protect California’s Children” (Their Opinions, Oct. 8) that the state is in charge of the daily lives of our children, not parents. Very scary stuff. Think about it, the left has set the rules on how we discipline (not abuse) our children. And now the state legislates what we can and can’t do with our children in a private vehicle. I’ll bet that soon, legislation will be passed controlling what we feed our children. If this is the case, then I have a suggestion for the Democrats in the Senate – ban the playing of violent rap in a car with a minor. Rap music damages the soul. – Patrick Henry Lake Balboa The seal’s theme Re “County Seal” (Your Opinions, Oct. 8): Martin Korn’s logic in his response re “County seal issue may go to top court” is underwhelming. He bemoans the fact that Muslims, Jews and Hindus were forced to endure having a cross affixed to their official documents. Yet, he is silent about Christians having to endure a pagan goddess of the harvest, which is at least 15 times the size of the little cross, affixed to theirs. Actually, he misses the entire point of the seal representing our history both communally and economically. His animus toward the Christian symbol is interfering with his reasoning skills. – Maureen C. Wiggins Lake View Terrace Political correctness Re “County Seal” (Your Opinions, Oct. 8): Martin Korn basically objects to a cross on the county seal because he believes county government forces the Christian religion on people. The cross above the Hollywood Bowl in the original seal was put there to signify the role of the Spanish priests in the history of California. The pagan goddess Pomona in the previous seal was replaced by an Indian maiden – probably to appease Christians for the removal of the cross. To me this indicates the ridiculousness of political correctness. – Warren Thompson West Hills GOP hypocrites Re “Dem hypocrites” (Your Opinions, Oct. 4): For Craig Hawley’s information, Brian McGough served in Afghanistan, was injured in combat in Iraq, and received the Purple Heart. Rush Limbaugh slimed him as a “phony soldier” for criticizing the Iraq war. McGough has challenged Limbaugh: “Ask me or any other member of VoteVets.org to come on your program. Until you have the guts to call me a phony soldier to my face, stop telling lies about my service.” Limbaugh is a hypocrite with draft deferments who will debate with McGough when pigs fly. – Alexander Freeman Thousand Oaks Don’t criminalize it Re “Don’t give up” (Your Opinions, Oct. 5): Candido Marez thinks that legalizing drugs is “not the answer.” Not the answer to what? This type of muddled thinking is the problem. In one stroke it would answer every problem associated with drugs. People must get over the fact that you cannot legislate morality. Criminalizing behavior just because you don’t approve of it is wrong. What another person chooses to consume is none of your business. If you believe that someone you care about is hurting themselves with their behavior, then by all means help them. Teach your children not to abuse any substance, be it drugs, alcohol or even food – but don’t criminalize it. – Jeff Clarke Simi Valley Win some, lose some For clarification – we won the Iraq war when we deposed Saddam Hussein and captured most of his henchmen, but we seem to be losing the occupation. – Sol Taylor Sherman Oaks Hallelujah Re “Battered Lakers get some time off” (Sports, Oct. 7): The season hasn’t even started yet and the Lakers are beat up already? Kobe finally has his reason to complain now. – Britni Howze Northridge160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! 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Officials report 1 fire death, 5 related deaths

Officials report 1 fire death, 5 related deaths

first_imgCounty officials have recorded one fire death and five fire-related deaths since the weekend, when wind-driven wildfires started burning throughout Southern California. Thomas James Varshock, 52, of Tecate, died from burns Sunday at his property. Authorities had told him to leave the border town southeast of San Diego but he remained. James Sharp, 64, died late Tuesday at a San Diego hospital. Sharp had been living at an assisted care facility in Vista when he fell and fractured his spine on Oct. 12. He was recovering at a nursing home in Carlsbad on Monday when he was evacuated to Alvarado Hospital because of the fire. “His condition rapidly declined and he did not recover,” said Rick Poggemeyer, operations administrator for the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office. June E. Brewer, 95, was found dead in her bed in a San Diego hotel shortly before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. She had been evacuated from her Rancho Bernardino home Monday. She died of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Poggemeyer said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Donald Swarting, 92, was pronounced dead, probably from a heart attack, shortly before 5 a.m. Tuesday. He was being prepared for evacuation from a Spring Valley nursing home when he complained of shortness of breath and chest pain. He became “unresponsive,” Poggemeyer said. Alla M. Robinson, 91, was pronounced dead, probably from a heart attack, Monday afternoon while being evacuated from Fallbrook Hospital. Suzanne Elizabeth Casey, 62, died Monday. She had left her home in Rancho Bernardo and was staying at a hotel in Pacific Beach. When exiting a nearby restaurant, “she fell down the steps and hit her head and died as a result of that head trauma,” Poggemeyer said. – The Associated Press 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

Pet store robbed, again

Pet store robbed, again

first_imgLA MIRADA – A thief once again broke into a local pet store – and this time pilfered 10 puppies valued at about $15,000. Unfortunately for the store’s owner, security cameras at Puppy Love, 14766 Beach Blvd., don’t reveal the culprit. Owner Paul Ro showed reporters how several hours are missing from the security system’s tapes. He doesn’t know how the thief managed to erase them and is so incensed at this most recent theft that he is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who can give information that would lead to the capture of the dognapper. “I can’t believe what is happening to me,” Ro said as various media gathered at his store on Friday afternoon. The thief’s haul on Friday included 2- to 3-month-old Maltese, Yorkshire terriers, Schnauzers and a Pomeranian. Ro said each had a price of between $1,500 to $2,000. Among the estimated 15 dogs left behind was a 31/2-month-old Pomeranian already called “Survivor” because she survived the first dognapping. One of the Ro’s daughters, Christina, was home from college for the holidays. The 21-year-old thinks Survivor was spared because the thief didn’t have enough time. The alarm system went off. The thief targeted the smaller, more expensive puppies. These are the teacup varieties one sees carted around in a bag by a celebrity. He spared the bigger dogs like the Shih Tzus donated to the store after the first heist. But he was cherry picking. While the culprit took a female Yorkie Schnauzer, he bypassed the dog’s two brothers. On Friday, the local sheriff’s station sent someone to take prints at the store. “We have not obtained any footage. If footage is missing that does make the circumstances suspicious,” Lt. Al Reyes said. Deputies had no suspects. Ro doesn’t know how many thieves broke into the store this time because he thinks the suspect erased the security video. He suspects the thief knew how to fiddle with the security system. “It’s the only explanation for me,” he said. Ro has no idea if the thief was the same dognapper from the Nov. 7 burglary where security cameras caught a man stuffing the puppies into a trash bag. Ro said he was sleeping at home when he learned of the latest theft. “I don’t know what’s happening. I can’t believe it myself,” Ro said. He doesn’t know if the thief or thieves will be selling the pups at some street corner or via the Internet. He pleaded with the culprits. “Please take care of them (the puppies),” he said, then added, “Don’t come back again.” On a day that is supposed to be the biggest shopping day of the year, Ro and his family spent it at their burgled store instead. “I’m angry and I’m really upset. I wish I could do something for them,” Christina Ro said. Anyone with information is asked to call Puppy Love at (714) 670-7678. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want 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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“I’d like to catch this guy. It’s 26 (puppies) total in two times. … I think this time of year they need money but targeting puppies is very cruel. Not right,” Ro said. Puppy Love, which has been in business for a year, was first hit by a thief two weeks ago. On Nov. 7, a man took 16 puppies worth up to $20,000 from the store. He hauled most of them off in a trash bag. Those pilfered pooches are still missing. Sgt. Liza Gonzalez of the sheriff’s Norwalk Station said the same suspect could be behind the latest break-in, which happened about 1:38 a.m., Friday. “Same pattern as the last one,” she said, adding that the thief smashed or broke the store’s front plate-glass door. There are security bars in the lower portion of the door but Ro said the thief broke the lock. last_img read more

Stars’ hairdresser had colorful career

Stars’ hairdresser had colorful career

first_imgHe made Jean Harlow a platinum blonde and Lucille Ball a redhead. Marilyn Monroe, Mae West, Judy Garland, Lana Turner, Ava Garner and many of the biggest female stars of the golden age of Hollywood sat in Alfred Pagano’s chair to let him work his magic on them. “We didn’t have the chemicals they have today,” the 89-year-old legendary hairdresser said Wednesday from his Valencia home. “I used peroxide, ammonia and Lux (soap) flakes to make Harlow a platinum blonde. It was hell on her head. For Lucy, I used Hopkin’s Egyptian Henna to turn her hair bright red. Up until a few weeks ago, Al was still working over at Angelo’s Salon in Sherman Oaks – the grand master showing the kids how it used to be done before they had all those chemicals. But he had to make a tough choice: help care for his ailing brother or keep working at the profession he loved. Al chose his brother. This drove a couple of dozen women – many of them customers of Al’s since he did their hair 40 or 50 years ago for their weddings – to go looking for a Valium. You don’t replace legends like Al Pagano. “He’s a master of work we don’t do anymore, and that’s a shame,” says Bill Dabbs, owner of Angelo’s. “You look at Judy Garland, Ann Miller, that special look they had. That was Al’s work. “Hairdressers aren’t trained for that look anymore. There’s an art to it, and Alfred was at the top of that art. “Watching him do pin curls and finger waves with his hands, not use a hair blower, was a thing of beauty. He could do it with his eyes closed. His last day here was a sad day for a lot of people.” Al has no regrets. He caught the best era – an era he expects we’ll see again. “It was too wonderful, too beautiful not to come back. The women were unique, not stamped-out molds. The men were dapper.” Yeah, it’s coming back, Al says. Hopefully soon. He’d just love one more shot at making the next Hollywood siren a platinum blonde and the next big TV sitcom star a redhead. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. dennis.mccarthy@dailynews.com, 818-713-3749160Want 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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“They both wanted to look different, to stand out from the rest. I think they succeeded,” he said, laughing. At the height of his popularity from the 1940s through the 1960s, Al and his twin brother, Eugene, had more than 100 hairdressers working for them at their two-story Pagano’s Salon at Wilshire Boulevard and Doheny Drive in Beverly Hills – complete with a coffee shop and jewelry store. Their older brother, Adolph, did the books, and their sister, Helen, was the receptionist. Her son, Jon (Pagano) Peters, grew up to be a famous hairdresser in his own right, and a successful movie producer. Al also had salons on Rodeo Drive and at the top of the Universal Sheraton Hotel. But the pride of his treasure chest of memories – more than the 84 awards he and his brother won, and the dozens of pictures with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars wearing his hairstyles – is a page about the Pagano family in a book of famous Italians who came to this country. Now that’s something to be proud of, Al says, looking in on his twin brother to make sure he’s OK. last_img read more