160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The following age groups are available: Future Stars (ages 5-13), Rising Stars (ages 7-18) and Big Kids (ages 18 and up). For information call (626) 914-8228. Glendora Community Services has scheduled tennis lessons at Dawson Park, 241 W. Dawson Ave. A session is slated for March 5-30, followed by classes on April 2-27, April 30-May 25 and May 29-June 22.
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – A record-setting unmanned flying wing tested at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center is enshrined in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum. Part of a program that set altitude records for propeller aircraft, the solar-powered Pathfinder-Plus is now on display at the museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport in Virginia. The aircraft was flown at NASA Dryden in the 1990s. “It’s certainly a valuable artifact,” museum spokesman Peter Golkin said. “The Pathfinder-Plus represents great progress in solar power and in the ability to do research in high altitudes.” Built by Monrovia-based AeroVironment, the aircraft originally was used for a classified government program in the early 1980s that was aimed at developing a high-altitude, long-endurance aircraft for surveillance purposes. It originally was powered by batteries. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! After that program was canceled, the aircraft was stored for 10 years before being brought back briefly in the early 1990s for use in developing a long-duration aircraft as part of a ballistic missile defense system. In the mid-1990s, the aircraft became part of a NASA Dryden-led effort to develop high-altitude, long-duration research aircraft. In September 1995, Pathfinder set an altitude record of 50,500 feet for solar-powered aircraft in a flight near Edwards and then set another record by flying to 71,500 feet in 1997 in a flight over the Hawaiian Islands. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743
When it comes to dropouts, what divides the mayor and the school board has never really been a matter of what to do, but a commitment to actually do it. At issue is not competing plans, but how willing either side is to making its plan a reality. The board’s record in this regard is unimpressive. It all but ignored the dropout issue until Villaraigosa’s takeover campaign forced it to take notice. And even now, its implementation has been less than aggressive, targeting limited resources at a few campuses, rather than taking a more comprehensive approach. District officials complain they lack the money to do more, but that hasn’t stopped them from lavishing a massive pay raise on their union. SO Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who has his sights set on taking over the Los Angeles Unified School District, finally delivers his plan for reducing the high school dropout rate – and it’s largely the same one LAUSD officials adopted a year ago. What does this tell us? Not a lot, actually. Defenders of the status quo can try to make the case that the mayor’s reforms aren’t necessary because they’re already under way, but that’s a stretch. It’s only natural that two serious plans dealing with the same problem would be similar. After all, there’s no great mystery here. Experts have long agreed that reducing the dropout rate requires a mix of better student-tracking, intervention efforts and more personalized education options. It was Villaraigosa, on the other hand, who drew the dropout issue to the public’s attention and has staked his legacy on fixing it. Whether he would put the same passion into running the district as he has into taking it over remains to be seen. But for now, although his and the board’s plans may look similar, their sense of urgency couldn’t be more different.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Winnetka Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. May 8, Valley Village, 20830 Sherman Way, Winnetka. Call (818) 676-9766 or see www.winnetkanc.com. Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. May 8 in the assembly room at Villa Scalabrini Retirement Center, 10631 Vinedale St., Sun Valley. Call (818) 767-6766. Van Nuys Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. May 9 in Room 1B at the Braude Building, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys. Call (818) 994-3919. Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. May 9, Mount Gleason Middle School, 10965 Mount Gleason Ave., Sunland. Call (818) 951-7411. Sylmar Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. May 10, Hubbard Street Elementary School, 13325 Hubbard St., Sylmar. Call (818) 833-8737. 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. Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council, 6 p.m. Tuesday in Room 201-202 at Shepherd of the Hills Church, 19700 Rinaldi St., Porter Ranch. Call (818) 718-9498 or see www.prnc.org. Chatsworth Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Lawrence Middle School, 10100 Variel Ave., Chatsworth. Call (818) 464-3585. West Van Nuys-Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lake Balboa Studios, 7412 Balboa Blvd., Van Nuys. Call (818) 374-9883 or see www.wvnlbnc.org. North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. May 10 in the recreation room at the Park Plaza Apartments, 6755 Rhodes Ave., North Hollywood. Call (818) 982-2174. Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. May 10, Tulsa Street Elementary School, 10900 Hayvenhurst Ave., Granada Hills. Call (818) 321-6259 or see www.ghsnc.org. North Hills East Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. May 14 in the auditorium at Sepulveda Middle School, 15330 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 891-0060. North Hills West Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. May 16 in Building 22 at the Sepulveda VA, 16111 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 893-8613 or see www.northhillswest.org. Reseda Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. May 21, Canoas Banquet Hall, 18136 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 832-7540 or see www.resedacouncil.org. Canoga Park Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. May 23, Canoga Park Community Center, 7248 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 346-4892. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Beatton Community 4-H “Fun Shoot”Beatton Community 4-H “Fun Shoot” Non-competitive courses (2-10 animal target courses), concession, BBQ supper (included with registration fee), separate peewee shoot, no arrow speed/ arrow height restrictions, wagon rides by the Northern Horse Mule and Harness Association. Pre-registration: $40 Registration on shoot day: $50 (starts @ 9am only on site) Peew […]Fort St. John North Peace Museum Yard SaleSaturday June 22 from 9 am to 3 pm Fort St. John North Peace Museum 9323 – 100th Street Come support your local museum and find great treasures. For more information call 250-787-0430. Donations are welcome. We will not be accepting large electronics or appliances. Please take them to electronic recycling. Please ensure your donations meet Health Canada’s Co […]Drag Racing at Northern Lights RacewayCome see the loudest and fastest show in the Peace Region this weekend. Racers of all ages driving vehicles of all kind down the 1/4 mile strip at speeds up to 200mph! Admission is $10, with kids 12 and under admitted free. Racing begins around 11am. Dates: June 22 & 23 […]4th Annual Taylor Hill ClimbThe infamous hill is back……….. Where: Taylor Elementary School Time: June 22 from 4pm – 6pm The climb will start at 4:15pm at the base of the hill. Three stations mark the way up to the hill and you can win a prize at everyone. But there is more: This year’s climb will be a wacky climb! That’s right. Bring a costume, some funny glasses, a stuffed animal or j […]6th Annual Summer Solstice Chili Bowl BashThe Chili Bowl Bash is the major annual fund raiser for the guild. Funds raised go to help maintain the community studio for members, adult and young people’s classes and for special events. Cost / Ticket Info : $30.00. Available at the Hair Bin Allowed Ages : Adults. Children welcome at the regular ticket price. For more information contact: 250.785 55 […]Come Dance!Come Dance! June 22, 2013 starting at 8:30pm-12:30pm Sponsored by the Derrick Dance Club, music by Night Sounds Tickets: $12 Club Members $15 Non Members For more information contact Chris 250-785-1021 or Glen 250-262-1693 […]Drag Racing at Northern Lights RacewayCome see the loudest and fastest show in the Peace Region this weekend. Racers of all ages driving vehicles of all kind down the 1/4 mile strip at speeds up to 200mph! Admission is $10, with kids 12 and under admitted free. Racing begins around 11am. […] – Advertisement –
However, the lap pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room and fitness room are all open for public use.The city expects to release more information later in the day, at which point we’ll update you on the status of repairs.For all other inquires, including schedule information, contact the North Peace Leisure Pool at 250 787 8178.- Advertisement –
Prince George-Peace River MP Bob Zimmer was in the House of Commons yesterday debating his Private Members’ Motion on the UN Firearms Regime. The motion is aimed at discouraging the government from adopting a United Nations resolution on firearms.According to a media release from Zimmer the UN resolution contains a clause asking State Parties to have imported firearms marked with an identifying code of the country of origin. Zimmer’s opposition to the resolution stems from the costs that would be created, and the potential of adding another form to the firearm registry.In a release Zimmer said, “I have always stood up for the rights of law-abiding gun owners and I firmly believe that Canada already has measures in place to protect public safety that are far superior to this model offered by the United Nations. Our government kept its 17-year-old promise by scrapping the long-gun registry. My intention in tabling this motion is to ensure that any door that could re-open the long-gun registry remains firmly closed.”- Advertisement -He added the UN resolution is designed to “needlessly target” gun owners in Canada who follow the law, and as such he put forward his motion against it.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Finally, winners of the remaining prizes from the Rotary Club will be picked soon.The final draws for the 50/50 prize and the mega prize will be on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, at the Totem Mall. The 50/50 prize will be drawn at 3:15 p.m. and the mega prize will be drawn at 3:30 p.m.If you’re interested in purchasing a ticket for this draw, they are still for sale at the Totem Mall from now up until 3 p.m. on the day of.- Advertisement –