Sylmar Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. March 8, Hubbard Street Elementary School, 13325 Hubbard St., Sylmar. Call (818) 833-8737. North Hills East Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. March 12 in the auditorium at Sepulveda Middle School, 15339 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 891-0060. Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. March 13 in the assembly room at Villa Scalabrini Retirement Center, 10631 Vinedale St., Sun Valley. Call (818) 767-6766. Reseda Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. March 19, Canoas Banquet Hall, 18136 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 832-7540 or see www.resedacouncil.org. Studio City Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. March 21 in the Edit building, Suite 6, CBS Studios, 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City. Call (818) 655-5400 or see www.scnc.info. Panorama Neighborhood Council (forming), 6:30 p.m. March 22 in the second-floor meeting room at the Mission Community Hospital medical building, 14860 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City. Call (818) 374-9895. Notices of neighborhood council meetings are published every Monday. Information is due two weeks in advance. Mail time, date, location and contact number to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail email@example.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Encino Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Encino Community Center, 4935 Balboa Blvd., Encino. Call (818) 255-1040. Chatsworth Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. March 7, Lawrence Middle School, 10100 Variel Ave., Chatsworth. Call (818) 464-3511 or see www.chatsworthcouncil.org. North Hills West Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. March 7 in Building 22 at the Sepulveda VA, 16111 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 893-8613 or see www.northhillswest.org. West Van Nuys-Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council, 7:30 p.m. March 7, 7412 Balboa Blvd., Van Nuys. Call (818) 374-9883 or see www.wvnlbnc.org. North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. March 8 in the recreation room at the Park Plaza Apartments, 6755 Rhodes Ave., North Hollywood. Call (818) 982-2174. Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. today, Van Gogh Elementary School, 17160 Van Gogh St., Granada Hills. Call (818) 360-4346 or see www.ghnnc.org. Tarzana Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Tarzana Elementary School, 5726 Topeka Drive, Tarzana. Call (818) 345-1966. Neighborhood Council Valley Village, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Colfax Elementary School, 11724 Addison St., Van Nuys. Call (818) 346-4892. Canoga Park Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Canoga Park Community Center, 7248 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 346-4892.
Rafael Benitez has dismissed criticism of Fernando Torres, insisting the Chelsea striker is “doing a great job” despite his goal drought.Torres has not scored in eight domestic matches and has continued to struggle since the appointment of Benitez, who brought the best out of him at Liverpool.Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville, now a television pundit, recently suggested that Chelsea’s players were reluctant to give the ball to the Spaniard.But interim manager Benitez countered: “I was not watching the analysis but I think Fernando is a great player and his team-mates know he is a great player.“If he’s in the right positions they will play it to him. If he’s in the wrong position then maybe not.”He added: “The main thing as a manager is what you can see on the pitch and in training, and Fernando is doing a great job.“Yesterday we had a training session with finishing and Fernando scored a lot. I think he has more confidence and his team-mates know that he is trying very hard.“As a striker we want to see him scoring goals but I would maybe like to see Fernando not scoring and the team winning by scoring lots of goals from different parts of the pitch.“Fernando is an important player us, but the others have to score as well.”See also:Benitez defends Torres after derby drawBenitez standing by Torres after defeatBenitez predicts more goals from 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook read more
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday said it has arrested a person in Punjab while demanding and accepting a bribe of ₹10 lakh allegedly on behalf of the Inspector General of Police (Ferozepur Range).An official spokesperson said that a case was registered on a complaint from the Senior Superintendent of Police (now retired) of the Vigilance Bureau in Patiala, in which it was alleged that the complainant was being falsely implicated in a case registered against him for which a Special Investigation Team had been formed by the IGP, Ferozepur.“It was alleged that the SIT had searched the house of the complainant and seized certain documents and articles. Besides, bribe was being demanded from the complainant for diluting the case against the complainant and for returning the seized documents and articles to the complainant,” said the spokesperson.The spokesperson added that the CBI laid a trap in Ludhiana and caught the personred-handed while demanding and accepting the bribe of ₹10 lakh allegedly on behalf of the IGP, Ferozepur Range.‘Documents seized’“The CBI seized certain relevant documents, etc. from the office-cum-residence of IGP, Ferozepur. Searches conducted at the house of the person who was arrested also led to the recovery of ₹5 lakh, which was allegedly accepted as the first instalment of the bribe in Chandigarh,” said the official spokesperson. read more
Lawyers across the State burnt effigies of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at noon on Wednesday in front of the offices of their respective Bar Associations. Alleging that the State government had not taken any initiative to resolve the lawyers-police bickering, the High Court Bar Association, which has been agitating for over two months now, on Tuesday had given the call to burn the effigies.Responding to the call, over 160 Bar Associations on the day burnt Mr. Patnaik’s effigies after taking out ‘mourning processions’ with biers. The lawyers also raised slogans against Mr. Patnaik, his government, the Biju Janata Dal Legal Front and the police. ‘Politically motivated’ Reacting to the protests, BJD Legal Front adviser and senior advocate Asim Amitav Dash alleged that the ongoing strike by the High Court Bar Association is politically motivated and those leading it have ulterior motives. “The State government had, in fact, taken several measures to resolve the face-off between lawyers and police,” Mr. Dash said, adding that the BJD Legal Front has distanced itself from the ongoing strike. read more
Updated 4:39pm 6/28/17WOODBURY COUNTY SHERIFF DAVE DREW SAYS HE WILL NOT ALLOW GUNS INTO THE WOODBURY COUNTY COURTHOUSE.THE SHERIFF IS IN CHARGE OF THE SECURITY OF THE BUILDING AND SAYS HE WILL ABIDE BY LAST WEEK’S ORDER BY THE IOWA SUPREME COURT TO BAN WEAPONS FROM THE STATE’S COURTHOUSES:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/NOGUNS.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…IOWA SUPREME COURT. ;21TUESDAY, THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS VOTED TO ALLOW GUNS IN THE COURTHOUSE, EXCEPT FOR COURTROOMS, CITING A LAW PASSED BY THE IOWA LEGISLATURE IN THE SPRING.DREW WAS OUT OF TOWN WHEN THE BOARD TOOK THEIR VOTE BUT WAS PREPARED FOR THEIR DECISION:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/NOGUNS2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………FRUSTRATING PART. :18THE SHERIFF SAYS HE WILL NOT ABIDE BY THE BOARD’S DECISION TO IGNORE THE COURT ORDER.DREW SAYS HE WOULD RATHER BE IN CONTEMPT WITH THE COUNTY BOARD THAN THE IOWA SUPREME COURT. read more