18 01 20

first_imgJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Coach Ryan Saunders said the streak was never discussed when he talked with Towns earlier Friday, and there was no hope of extending it once Towns entered the concussion protocol. A player can only return then once he has passed a battery of tests and been symptom free.“I’d just like to have him out there because he’s a pretty good player,” Saunders said. “So the streak, I think that is something that everybody should definitely take note of with Karl’s durability and his toughness and how he approaches the game, but from a coach’s viewpoint you’d like to have like Karl on the floor whenever you can.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsTowns had played in his second consecutive All-Star game before he was involved in a car accident on his way to the airport. He was cleared to fly and arrived in New York and originally ruled questionable, but after further examination he was placed in the concussion protocol.Towns had started every game since being the No. 1 pick in the 2015 draft, the longest streak to begin a career since 1970-71. The New Jersey product would have been playing close to home Friday. LATEST STORIES BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 02: Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves looks on at TD Garden on January 02, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — Karl-Anthony Towns is missing a game for the first time in his career, unable to play for Minnesota against the Knicks on Friday night following a car accident.The All-Star forward was placed in the concussion protocol earlier in the day, ending his streak of 303 consecutive games started.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college It wasn’t immediately clear where the accident occurred. Minneapolis police said they didn’t handle any incident involving Towns and Saunders had no other details before the game.Saunders didn’t know if Towns would travel with the team for its game Saturday in Milwaukee, or return to Minnesota.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Patriots owner Robert Kraft denies charges of soliciting prostitute Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chieflast_img read more

11 01 20

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SHERMAN OAKS — A land deal designed to rescue the Valley Cities Jewish Community Center has fallen through, and the facility that serves scores of local preschoolers and seniors could be forced to close within two months, officials said Thursday. The owner of the facility at 13164 Burbank Blvd., formerly called the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles, had put it up for sale when it hit financial straits in 2002. Two years later, a benefactor stepped in and offered to purchase the two-acre site with the intent of preserving the center. But negotiations between the two sides have broken down, potentially dooming the 50-year-old center that serves 30,000 to 40,000 Jews, in addition to non-Jews. It could close by June 20. “I’m sorry to see they rejected the last offer that I made,” said Hyman Jebb Levy of Encino, whom Valley Cities officials revealed had been in talks to buy the center. “More than that, I’m sorry to see there won’t be a JCC for the Jewish community in (this part of the) Valley.” Messages left for several board members of the property’s owner, renamed the Jewish Community Centers Development Corp., were not returned. Though the owners questioned whether Levy intended to preserve the community center for at least 15 years, Mike Brezner, president of the Valley Cities board, said it came down to money. Brezner said when talks about selling the center began in 2004, it was appraised at about $2.3 million, though the property is likely worth more than $7 million today. “Our assumption is they have another offer at the table,” Brezner said. A town hall meeting is slated for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the center. On Tuesday, supporters staged a demonstration outside the center, hoisting signs that read “Don’t let greed destroy our center.” Julianne Hall of Sherman Oaks, a single mother who sends her 10-year-old son to the center’s after-school day care, was among them. “It’s really the only connection he has to Jewish culture,” she said. “He feels this is his home. It just tears me up.” Other services are a preschool, which has 97 children, and activity classes for seniors. It also hosts community gatherings and events, all on an annual budget of about $1 million. Among the problems that led to the insolvency of the Greater Los Angeles JCC were millions in debts owed to the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. But federation spokeswoman Deborah Dragon said the issue mostly has been resolved and won’t be affected by the sale of the Valley Cities center. In fact, Dragon said the federation has funneled more than $1 million to the center’s preschool program in the past several years. “We are also open to working with them to help find alternative arrangements for families who have been enrolled in the program,” she said, “should the Friends of Valley Cities elect to discontinue the program.” — Eugene Tong, (818) 546-3304eugene.tong@dailynews.comlast_img read more