Fields of opportunity

first_imgIt will take some innovation, determination and vision on the part of city and community officials to make this potential opportunity a reality. The Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley is currently drawing up a plan for the corridor of Interstate 5 through this portion of the Valley. City leaders should heed those recommendations as they put together a plan for the fields of opportunity in the Northeast Valley.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsIt could happen – with the right leadership. The Northeast Valleys’s main resource is what the rest of L.A. lacks: open space. And depending on how city and community leaders act, it could become a field of dreams. Robert Scott, director of the Mulholland Institute and a longtime activist who has fought for Valley interests, says the region represents the best bargain in town. But that relative bargain is contingent on smart planning that would encourage a mix of development, rather than all housing or all industry. This wouldn’t only be a boon to the Valley. The city has been losing jobs for nearly three decades, a total of about half a million, even while it has added residents. That has put pressure to build housing, even if it meant displacing industry and business. But lopsided growth makes for a lopsided city. TYPICALLY, the northeast San Fernando Valley communities of Pacoima, Panorama City, Lake View Terrace and others haven’t experienced the same economic opportunity and prosperity associated with many other areas of Los Angeles. It’s a region of modest neighborhoods populated by the city’s working families, surrounded by dead factories, wrecking yards and other heavy industrial uses. For years, we have labeled the Northeast Valley as ground zero for measuring the city’s commitment to its neighborhoods, and finally the civic leadership shows signs of responding. The tremendous potential of this area is now being recognized by Valley and city leaders who envision it as an economic mecca, thriving with industry, stores, services and homes. last_img read more

Bid goodbye to jiggly arms with these simple exercises

first_imgStrong, sculpted arms are on every woman’s wishlist. However, keep in mind that to tone your arms, you have to work out your whole body. A mix of cardio with resistance training is ideal. Cardio, thrice a week for 45 minutes is good, along with resistance training targeting all major muscle groups thrice a week. For arms specifically, try the following.Tricep dips: Sit on a bench about 18 inches high. Place both palms on the bench close to your hips with fingers pointing towards the knees. Lift your hips off the bench and lower them towards the floor as you flex your elbows. Exhale as you come up. Do 3 sets of 20 reps each.Tricep extensions: Sit or stand as you execute this exercise. Hold a dumbbell with both hands and keep elbows flexed behind your head. Elbows should be in line with the ears and arms close to the head. As you exhale, lift the weight towards the ceiling without locking your elbows. Do 3 sets of 20 reps.Also read: In awe of that fit bod? Sweat it out with a killer metabolic circuit training plan  Suryanamskar with focus on the chaturanga: Chaturanga is the transitional posture from the downward dog to the upward dog position. As you move towards the upward dog posture, transition into a plank. Then bend both elbows to take the plank lower and just off the floor with elbows firmly by your side. Hold this posture for a few seconds. Keep core engaged as you lift the chest and head up while straightening the arms. Your body weight should be evenly spread through the palms and wrists. Suryanamskar is great for upper body and core strength, but shifting the focus onto the chaturanga works the triceps hard. Do 4 to begin with.advertisementDiet plays an important role: Focus on timely and adequate protein intake, reduce refined carbs and add a good helping of fresh fruits to your diet.last_img read more

EPL: Bernando Silva hits hattrick as Manchester City thrash Watford

first_imgMicah Richards: Can’t write off Manchester City in EPL title race Manchester: Bernardo Silva admitted Manchester City’s “unbelievable” 8-0 thrashing of Watford was motivated by a desire to erase the bitter taste of their shock defeat against Norwich. City recorded their biggest ever top-flight victory thanks to Bernardo’s hat-trick and goals for Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Nicolas Otamendi, Riyad Mahrez and Kevin De Bruyne at a jubilant Etihad Stadium. It was the perfect response from Pep Guardiola’s side after their shock 3-2 loss against Norwich last weekend. That defeat has given the initiative to leaders Liverpool in the title race and Portugal playmaker Bernardo revealed City were desperate to make amends. City in control “We were unbelievable in the first 30 minutes, scored lots of goals and had control. After the Norwich defeat, it was great to give our fans the result and the performance,” Bernardo said. “We aimed to keep it going in the second half. We didn’t want them to hurt us or score past us. Football is a hard game — I’ve won 8-0 today but I’ve lost plenty of times by five or four goals. It was a great performance, 8-0 says everything. It’s very good to get the three points after defeat at Norwich and I’m very happy with my first hat-trick of my career. My first match ball at home.”Related News Kevin De Bruyne: Manchester City have to put in hard work to retain EPL crown Pep Guardiola gets Frank Lampard City are now two points behind Liverpool, but Jurgen Klopp’s side can reopen a five-point lead if they win at Chelsea on Sunday. “All teams have good and bad moments, the way you react to the bad is the most important thing. Once again this team showed we want to fight for the Premier League and all the titles,” he said. Leicester stun Tottenham 2-1 Meanwhile, Tottenham’s long wait for an away win in the EPL continued as Leicester came from behind to beat last season’s Champions League finalists 2-1 on Saturday. Harry Kane handed Spurs a first-half lead and Mauricio Pochettino’s men thought they had doubled that advantage when Serge Aurier fired home. However, the goal was ruled out by the finest of margins for offside after a VAR review and Leicester compounded Spurs’ pain by equalising two minutes later through Ricardo Pereira. James Maddison’s long-range strike five minutes from time then capped Leicester’s comeback. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updateslast_img read more