Construction of California City High School and Hacienda Elementary is being financed with a $16 million school construction bond measure approved by voters in 2002. The additional funds would allow the district to build a gymnasium, administrative office complex and fields at the high school, as well as a cafeteria/multipurpose room and library at the elementary campus. The board voted at Tuesday’s meeting to set the election for September rather than combine it with the general election in November. Phelps said other savings would offset the extra election cost. “The rate of increase in construction costs is quite a bit more. The longer you wait, it costs more,” he said. If the bond extension passes in September, the bonds can be sold and construction could start in time for completion the following fall, Phelps said. District officials in May said a telephone poll of 300 California City residents found that 80 percent were willing to pay more money to complete both schools. Spiraling construction costs and delays in building have left the district short of funds for the schools. Construction of the high school was delayed by the discovery of a protected desert tortoise near the site. And both the high school land and the elementary campus site had to be surveyed for unexploded bombs that might have been left over from World War II training. The money from the 2002 bond issue won’t stretch to cover expenses at 2007 levels. That means the high school will open without a gym or office complex, and the elementary campus with no multipurpose room or library. Both schools are expected to open in August. District officials initially said the cost of the elementary school would be $8 million to $9 million, and the high school would cost $23 million. Those estimates have ballooned to about $40 million for the high school and $20 million for the elementary school. [email protected] (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MOJAVE – Mojave Unified School District will ask California City voters in a special election in September to approve extending a school construction tax for nine years to raise $24 million. The money is needed to finish an elementary school and a high school in California City after funds fell short. “We are going to ask (voters) to extend it at the same rate, just extend it out further, to sell more bonds to raise money to complete the schools,” Superintendent Larry Phelps said. Under the proposed extension, homeowners would pay the same amount they already are billed – about $160 on a house assessed at $100,000 – but for nine years beyond 2029, when the current bond tax is set to expire.
Chatham-Kent police are investigating a fatal collision that claimed the life of a 38-year-old cyclist just before midnight Sunday.Police said the Chatham man was believed to be travelling west on Grand Avenue East when he was struck by a transport truck going in the same direction.The man was pronounced deceased at the scene, police said.The identity of the man is not being released at this time until next of kin are notified, police said.The traffic unit has taken over the investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Const. Randy Whittaker at [email protected] or 519-355-1092.Drug charges laidTwo people are facing drug-related charges after Chatham-Kent police responded to a disturbance in a parking lot on Lacroix Street in Chatham just after 9 p.m. Sunday.Police said a crowd of people was seen around a vehicle, which immediately tried to flee when police arrived.An officer stopped the vehicle and, through investigation, learned the driver, a 30-year-old woman of no fixed address, was under a licence suspension.The accused was arrested and police reportedly found cocaine in the vehicle and crystal methamphetamine, along with baggies and a digital scale in a backpack.She was charged with driving while under suspension, drug possession and possession for the purposes of trafficking.A 28-year-old Blenheim man, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was arrested and charged with drug possession and possession for the purposes of trafficking.Both were taken into custody pending a bail hearing.Windsor man arrestedA 19-year-old Windsor man is facing charges of assault and mischief in connection to an incident in Chatham on Sunday night.Chatham-Kent police alleged the accused assaulted his girlfriend while in her vehicle when she stopped at a local convenience store.The man also caused about $200 damage to her windshield, police alleged.He was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.Dispute in DresdenA 58-year-old man was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon and uttering threats after Chatham-Kent police were called to a dispute on North Street in Dresden around 11 a.m. Saturday.Police alleged the accused went to the victim’s a residence and drove his vehicle into the victim’s parked vehicle. The accused also reportedly chased the victim with a metal pipe, threatening the man.Police said there were no injuries and the accused was released with a court date.Vehicles stolenChatham-Kent police are investigating four separate vehicle thefts that occurred over the weekend.A red 2010 GMC Sierra pickup truck was stolen from Wren Line in Wallaceburg some time late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, police said.The vehicle was last seen with Ontario licence plates AE88 624 and had “Anderson Web and Mechanical Contractors” written on it.Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Dan Carroll at [email protected] or 519-355-1092.A red 2018 Ford F-150 pickup truck was stolen from Old Street Line in Blenheim some time late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.The truck was last seen with Ontario licence plates 125 2FV and had a silver toolbox in the back.Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Joel Rehill at [email protected] or 519-436-6600 ext. 84994.A beige 2002 GMC pickup truck with an extended cab was stolen from Charing Cross Road some time between 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday.The truck was last seen with Ontario licence plate FV7 247.Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Jayme O’Reilly at [email protected] or 519-436-6600 ext. 87006.A red 2004 Honda ATV was stolen from a barn on Blind Fourth Line some time overnight Saturday.Anyone information is asked to contact Const. Mark Smith at [email protected] calls can also be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
By Paul LeckerSports ReporterSPENCER — Just two offensive plays into the game, the Spencer/Columbus Catholic football team found the end zone.Noah Zastrow’s 52-yard touchdown run set a tone that would not change as the Rockets dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball and rolled to a 48-0 shutout of Colby in a Cloverbelt Conference matchup Friday night at Spencer High School.Calvin Lenz threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, and Hunter Luepke had 137 yards rushing and a touchdown to lead the Rockets’ attack.Spencer/Columbus improves to 4-0 overall and in the Cloverbelt after outgaining Colby (1-3, 1-2 Cloverbelt) 478-98.“Both the offensive and defensive lines controlled the line of scrimmage,” Spencer/Columbus coach Jason Gorst said. “There was a lot of execution on both sides of the ball. Right now Max Johnson and Elijah Welsh, the two guards in our offense, are as impressive as you can get. They are hard on themselves and continue to try to get better.”Spencer/Columbus scored touchdowns on seven of its first eight possessions, and none of the scoring drives took more than seven plays.Luepke had a 61-yard TD run late in the first quarter, and Lenz threw all three of his touchdown passes in the second quarter. Lenz hit Ryan Busse for 18 yards, Austin Post for 20 yards, and Hunter Hildebrandt for 12 yards.Welsh intercepted a pass and then turned to tailback, where he ran twice to cover the final 14 yards, the second run a 1-yard touchdown.Lenz had a 1-yard touchdown run to finish off a seven-play, 75-yard drive to start the second half and cap the scoring.“Our running backs played a heck of a game. We passed the ball well, but basically it all comes down to our offensive line,” Lenz said. “Those guys bust their butts and set everything up, sealing the edge. They make our running backs look good. They are good athletes, but our line is doing an outstanding job.”Spencer/Columbus plays at Cadott on Sept. 18 before a big matchup on Sept. 26 at Eau Claire Regis. Regis looks to be the biggest threat to Spencer/Columbus and its quest for a conference title. However, Gorst is not taking anything for granted.“There’s a lot of tough games left on the schedule, and there are a lot of things that we need to continue to improve on,” Gorst said.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)To watch Hub City Times’ video coverage of the game, click here.Rockets 48, Hornets 0Colby 0 0 0 0 – 0Spencer/Columbus 14 28 6 0 – 48First QuarterSC – Noah Zastrow 52 run (run failed), 11:13.SC – Hunter Luepke 61 run (Luepke run), 3:47.Second QuarterSC – Ryan Busse 18 pass from Calvin Lenz (Luepke run), 10:18.SC – Austin Post 20 pass from Lenz (Luepke kick), 8:22.SC – Elijah Welsh 1 run (kick blocked), 6:59.SC – Hunter Hildebrandt 12 pass from Lenz (Luepke kick), 1:16.Third QuarterSC – Lenz 1 run (kick blocked), 3:09.Team StatisticsFirst downs: Colby 6; Spencer/Columbus 12.Rushing (att-yards): Colby 37-85; Spencer/Columbus 35-377.Passing (comp-att-yards-int): Colby 2-11-13-1; Spencer/Columbus 5-8-101-0.Penalties (no.-yards): Colby none; Spencer/Columbus 4-23.Fumbles (total-lost): Colby 2-0; Spencer/Columbus none.Punting (no.-avg.): Colby 4-38.8; Spencer/Columbus 2-21.5.Individual StatisticsRushing: Colby, Tyton Raatz 11-32, Dylan Leffel 7-28, Dereck Hanson 1-12, Mathew Karl 1-9, Kane Stassburger 3-6, Christian Botello 3-5, Logan Uhlig 1-4, Trevor Stuttgen 1-2, Brandon Lea 2-2, Nate Meyer 1-minus 2, Nolan Derrico 5-minus 3, Christian Raasch 1-minus 10. SC, Hunter Luepke 8-137, Noah Zastrow 8-91, Calvin Lenz 6-48, Jonny Tomke 3-41, Jon Bauer 3-19, Hunter Hildebrandt 2-19, Elijah Welsh 2-14, Adam Walter 2-1, Collin Nieman 1-minus 3.Passing: Colby, N. Derrico 1-5-13-1, Stuttgen 1-3-2-0, Lea 0-3-0-0. SC, Lenz 5-8-101-0.Receiving: C, Leffel 1-13, Raatz 1-2. SC, Hildebrandt 2-24, Tim Bauer 1-39, Austin Post 1-20, Ryan Busse 1-18.Interceptions (defense): SC, Welsh.Punting: C, Raatz 4-38.8. SC, Caden Schillinger 2-21.5.Records: Colby 1-3, 1-2 Cloverbelt Conference; Spencer/Columbus 4-0 overall and Cloverbelt Conference.
We live in a world, and an industry, that is built upon change. Everything around us is in a constant state of flux, moving forwardand in some cases, backward or sidewaysat a pace that forces all of us to stay on our toes all the time. This is not by any means something thats new or something thats ever going to come to an end. Having been around awhile myself, I can tell you that the only difference is that the pace seems to speed up or slow down depending on whats going on in your life, where you are in your career, whats going on in the business, and how you face those changes as a person and as a professional.Recently I was looking over our People on the Move column, and it made me think about all the wonderful and exciting opportunities that are happening all around us in loss prevention. People moving up or moving on is almost always good news for those individuals, and we applaud their efforts and the prospects that come with new partners, new responsibilities, and new beginnings. Getting promoted or taking a different job can bring with it both personal and professional challenges, making us better at what we do and better contributors to the business and the profession.But growth and change isnt simply built on shifting our geography. We should also be applauding those who have seen the value in staying with one company for a long time. They recognize the merits of stability and consistency in their companies and their careers. They find their potential by building on a solid foundation and in the appeal of sparking internal change to create a winning program and a successful career. I think of my good friend Bob MacLea, who spent 41 years with TJX Companies and made countless contributions to the company and the loss prevention community.- Sponsor – But I can also point to one of our own here at LP Magazine in Amy Carpenter, who is on the move after seventeen years working behind the scenes with the LPM team. By bringing their own brand of excellence to what they do, professionals like Amy bring immeasurable value to their organizations. Thank you, Amy. You have both our gratitude and our congratulations as you move forward on your personal journey.Heads or Tails?The benefits of a new role in a new organization are often easy to see and admire. Its the shiny new penny (or quarter for the millennials out there) thats fresh and attractive, full of promise and opportunity. We see the prospects of something new with the chance to learn, grow, and make a difference in creative and exciting ways. By learning, we remain relevant. By developing our skill sets, we build career security. By spreading our wings, we expand our possibilities.On the other side of that same shiny coin are the prospects of staying with the same company and taking our careers to new and different levelswhile staying put. Stability and familiarity arent necessarily a bad thing, and if we understand the need to continue our growth and development along the way, there are many potential ways to develop our skills and build career security right in our own back yard. But making these decisions should never be as simple as flipping a coin. Changing companies will mean different cultures, colleagues, and strategies, along with other hurdles that can bring unexpected challenges. The decision to move should never be made on impulse or emotion and deserves careful consideration.By the same respect and for many of the same reasons, we shouldnt decide to stay with a company based on impulse or emotion or the anxiety that comes with facing change. Opening new doors and new opportunities can enhanceand extendour careers. Career security also comes with making ourselves as marketable as possible, gaining new perspectives and exposure to different company cultures. Change can be scary, but there are times when change can be necessary and highly beneficial.Over the years many friends and colleagues have asked me for advice on making tough career decisions. Obviously, some choices are easier than others based on needs, opportunities, responsibilities, finances, job elimination, and many other factors that can come into play. My best counsel is that whatever decision that you make, those decisions should be based on rational thought, careful consideration, and informed decisions. Make the right choice for yourself, your family, and your organization, and youll end up with a truly moving experience. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
CCH Tax Day ReportOn remand from the Seventh Circuit 2014-2 ustc ¶50,450, married individuals were not entitled to set aside their stipulation regarding the ordinary loss from the sale of real property. The couple maintained that the supplemental stipulation of settled issues should be set aside because they relied on their attorney’s representation that he was authorized to practice law when they signed the stipulation; therefore, they were denied effective representation and suffered per se injustice and prejudice. However, the couple’s per se injustice argument was rejected as legally and factually flawed.Comment: The Seventh Circuit concluded that both the stipulation of settled issues and the supplemental stipulation of settled issues were not a “settlement” because they did not reflect a computation of the deficiency or penalties or purport to conclusively resolve the couple’s tax liability. Therefore, the stipulations were governed by Tax Court Rule 91. Under Rule 91, a stipulation is treated as a conclusive admission unless otherwise permitted by the court or agreed by the parties. Rule 91(e) further provides that the court will not permit a party to a stipulation to qualify, change, or contradict a stipulation except where justice requires. Generally, a stipulation will not be set aside unless there is a showing of a lack of formal consent, fraud, mistake or some similar ground.The couple’s argument that they were denied effective assistance of counsel because their attorney was not licensed was legally flawed. The couple’s attorney was a licensed attorney for almost 30 years who failed to timely pay his bar dues or meet the state (Illinois) continuing legal education (CLE) requirements. Lawyers who do not pay their dues violate a legal norm, but not one established for the protection of clients. Moreover, attorneys who are suspended for failure to pay dues or meet CLE requirements may be reinstated as a matter of course upon paying the dues and taking the classes. Further, there was nothing to suggest that when the attorney failed to pay his bar dues he lost his technical knowledge, training or experience and was no longer competent to practice law.The couple’s argument was also factually flawed. The attorney’s loss of his license did not result in the couple’s suffering any prejudice, let alone any injustice, when they agreed to settle the loss claim. The attorney provided them with competent, valuable, diligent and effective assistance and he did so despite starting at a disadvantage because of the way their previous representative handled the examination. Further, the attorney provided the couple with a detailed explanation of the pros and cons of accepting or rejecting the settlement offered by the IRS and the couple understood the consequences of accepting or rejecting the settlement. Therefore, there was no reason to set aside the stipulation under Rule 91.Finally, the couple’s third representative was not liable for delay sanctions. This representative multiplied the proceedings on remand unnecessarily and vexatiously and he was warned that he could be subject to sanctions in the future for such conduct.M. Shamrock, TC Memo. 2016-193, Dec. 60,719(M)Other References:Code Sec. 6673CCH Reference – 2016FED ¶39,790.25Tax Court Rule 91CCH Reference – 2016FED ¶42,251.83CCH Reference – 2016FED ¶42,251.88Tax Research ConsultantCCH Reference – TRC LITIG: 6,612.05CCH Reference – TRC LITIG: 6,816
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads LATEST STORIES After the event was another story as representatives from the seven teams who are calling for Narvasa’s head quickly left the venue, while the other five stayed for a few minutes before making their exit.Romero assured everyone that the Board is still working on fixing the issue, saying the governors’ collective is making sure the league’s 43-year-old legacy still prevailed.“I think we’re a very solid group at this point in time. Business as usual. Basketball has to be fought inside the basketball courts, and it should remain inside the basketball courts. Any internal problems or whatever that we have, we will deal with it internally, within ourselves, within the 12 of us,” he said.“This Sunday, what we should be watching are the players, the superstars of Philippine basketball.”But the PBA couldn’t deny that the controversy took a toll on its major operations, with the usual extravagant opening ceremonies now watered down to a simple rites at the Big Dome.ADVERTISEMENT MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAll is well with the PBA. Or so it seems.The 43rd season of Asia’s oldest play-for-pay league will push through this Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum, but not without a palpable cloud of unease which loomed over the preseason press conference Wednesday at Okada Manila.ADVERTISEMENT “The TV coveror was also hampered by all that’s happened,” shared PBA communications and external affairs director Willie Marcial. “But we’ll still have an opening ceremonies. For sure, there will still be a parade of players.”The board, though, vowed that the PBA will be as functional as it was before as Fernandez promised a bigger turnout this coming year.“What the board promises you is we will have a more exciting year and we’ll continue to delight the millions of fans of the PBA. We promise that with your support, we will continue to make the PBA very relevant to the Filipinos,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments Malditas save PH from shutout Neymar to miss PSG Cup tie after returning to Brazil Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ League chair Mikee Romero of GlobalPort said all the right words in the symposium as 10 of the 12 governors convened for the first time since the controversial impasse, assuring the fans that the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup will push through as scheduled.“December 17 is still the date for the opening of season 43. We can’t take the PBA away from the Filipinos, or the Filipinos away from the PBA, ” said Romero, who remains the chairman of the board.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAside from Romero, also present for the event are league vice chair Ramoncito Fernandez of NLEX, Robert Non of San Miguel, Alfrancis Chua of Ginebra, Rene Pardo of Magnolia, Dickie Bachmann of Alaska, Mert Mondragon of Rain or Shine, Raymond Zorrilla of Phoenix, Silliman Sy of Blackwater, Bobby Rosales of Kia, alternate governor Ryan Gregorio of Meralco, and TNT assistant team manager Magnum Membrere. All 12 representatives dined in one table, a landmark moment considering the friction that split the Board into two groups over the past two months.Embattled PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa was also at hand, but was on a separate table alongside his fellow league executives. The controversial figure opted to be a low-key figure on the side and hardly issued any statements, allowing the governors to take the center stage. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims
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Liverpool consider loan offers for Woodburnby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe 19-year-old has recently had his season-long loan with Sheffield United cut short.Woodburn made just eight appearances for the Blades. Now the Reds are weighing up where to send him next, according to the Liverpool Echo. The report claims Liverpool have multiple offers for the Wales international.Blackburn Rovers, Brentford and Hull City are among those interested in providing game time for Woodburn, who is currently recovering from an ankle injury. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Barcelona prepared to sell Coutinho back to Premier Leagueby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona are prepared to sell Philippe Coutinho back to the Premier League.That is, if Bayern Munich decide not to make his move permanent, says AS.Barcelona plan to offload the Brazilian playmaker permanently at the end of the season.Bayern Munich have an option to buy for a fee of around €120million.It is claimed that even if that option is not triggered, the Catalan club have no plans for Coutinho to play for them again – meaning a move back to England could be back on the cards at the end of the season.He was tipped to make a return to Liverpool in the summer, with Tottenham, Manchester United and Arsenal also linked with bringing him back to the Premier League, says the Mirror.