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first_imgCity spokesman Bob Spencer said it was the largest restitution award ever given to Pico Rivera for graffiti damage and legal costs. Neighborhood group plans sale WHITTIER – The Whittier Historic Neighborhood Association will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on streets bounded by Hadley and Orange streets, Greenleaf and Painter avenues, and Central Park Square. For more information, call (562) 693-4913. Lions Club plans dinner fundraiser WHITTIER – The Lions Club’s annual “Sight for Kids” wine-tasting and dinner fundraiser will be held at 5:30p.m. Saturday at the Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave. Tickets are $40. Guests are eligible to win prizes, including a 27-inch flat-screen television. A silent auction will also be held for more than 100 items. For tickets, or for more information, call Ron Copley at (562) 693-8330, or Glenn Watje at (562) 945-9638. 5K run/walk set for April 14 SANTA FE SPRINGS – The city’s 50th anniversary 5K run/walk will begin at 8a.m. April 14 at Lake Center Athletic Park, 11641 Florence Ave. – rain or shine, organizers said. The event will begin at 8a.m. for adults and 9:30a.m. for children. Participants can register on-line at www.santafesprings.org. On-site registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. For more information, call (562) 868-0511. Soroptimists offer scholarships WHITTIER – Soroptimist International of Whittier is now accepting applications for the Ruth White Memorial Scholarship. Women who are enrolled in college or graduate studies and who reside or attend school in Whittier are eligible to apply. Scholarships must be applied to course work undertaken after June of this year. The deadline to apply is May 4. For more information, call (562)698-1272, or visit www.siwhittier.org. – From Staff Reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Anyone with information was asked to call the Whittier Police Department at (562)945-8250. Tagger ordered to pay $11,280 PICO RIVERA – An 18-year-old Pico Rivera man has been ordered by a court to pay the city more than $11,000 in restitution for tagging, officials said Wednesday. The man, described in court as a “major tagger,” was ordered to pay $11,280 after being convicted on several graffiti-related charges. WHITTIER – An 86-year-old man was robbed of $14,500 by two con men who convinced him to exchange the money for a winning lottery ticket, police said Wednesday. The incident occurred at about 3:30 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of the Whittier Market Place shopping center, where the con artists engaged the victim in conversation. From there, the group went to the victim’s home to retrieve the money. The group then drove back to the shopping center, where the scam artists pulled a knife on the victim and robbed him of the money. Police described the first assailant as Latino, 5 feet 6 inches tall, about 30 years old and weighing about 160 pounds. The other man also is Latino, around 50 years old, 5feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds. They drove off in a light gray, four-door, 2005 Chevrolet sedan. It had a possible partial license plate of 009. last_img read more

Leicester confirm Shakespeare sacking


first_imgBut the 2015-16 champions have struggled this season and are third from bottom of the table with a single league win.Leicester vice chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said on Tuesday: “Craig has been a great servant to Leicester City – during his spells as an assistant manager and since taking over as manager in challenging circumstances in February.“His dedication to the club and to his work has been absolute and the contribution he made to the most successful period in Leicester City history is considerable.“However, our early promise under Craig’s management has not been consistently evident in the months since and the Board feels that, regrettably, a change is necessary to keep the club moving forward – consistent with the long-term expectations of our supporters, board and owners.“Craig is and will remain a very popular, respected figure at Leicester City and will be welcome back at King Power Stadium in future, both professionally and as a friend of the Club.”Former Blackburn and Portsmouth boss Michael Appleton, who had been working as Shakespeare’s assistant, will be Leicester’s caretaker Manager for Saturday’s Premier League trip to Swansea.Among the bookmakers’ early favourites for the job are former England boss Sam Allardyce, who left Crystal Palace at the end of last season, Wales coach Chris Coleman, Burnley manager Sean Dyche and Zenit St Petersburg chief Roberto Mancini.Shakespeare’s appointment earlier this year had sparked a striking upturn in form that saw Leicester secure their Premier League status and reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League.But Monday’s 1-1 home draw with West Bromwich Albion saw Leicester’s winless Premier League run reach six matches — the same as when Ranieri was sacked.Shakespeare had no previous managerial experience when he stepped into the hot-seat following Ranieri’s dismissal, which came with Leicester a point above the relegation zone.But he inspired the team to five straight league wins and they finished the season in a respectable 12th place.Shakespeare was given around £60 million ($79 million, 67 million euros) to spend on players in the summer transfer window and splashed out on striker Kelechi Iheanacho, Harry Maguire and Vicente Iborra.But Leicester’s only Premier League win came against newly promoted Brighton in August.Their only other points have been picked up in draws against Huddersfield, Bournemouth and West Brom, while Shakespeare oversaw wins against Sheffield United and Liverpool in the League Cup.He is the second managerial casualty of the Premier League season following the dismissal of Frank de Boer from the Crystal Palace job.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Leicester City sacked manager Craig Shakespeare after just four months in charge of the former Premier League champions, British media reported © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 17 – Leicester City have confirmed the sacking of Craig Shakespeare, just four months after handing him a permanent contract to manage the former Premier League champions.Shakespeare, 53, was promoted from his role as assistant coach on an interim basis following the shock dismissal of Claudio Ranieri in February and in June he was handed a three-year contract.last_img read more