Special pass: Cavs’ Kyrie Irving to give championship ring to dad

first_img30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) drives on Philadelphia 76ers T.J. McConnell (1) in the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in Cleveland. APCLEVELAND, United Sttes — Kyrie Irving is prepared to make a most memorable pass.Cleveland’s star point guard said he’s going to give his diamond NBA championship ring to his father, Drederick. Irving, whose 3-pointer in the final two minutes of Game 7 helped the Cavs complete their historic comeback over Golden State in the finals, said following Saturday’s practice that he intends to give the keepsake to his dad.ADVERTISEMENT With the championship banner for any Cleveland team since 1964 also being raised, the Cavs moved the starting time up to 7:30 so fans would be able to watch the ceremony before the Indians play.READ: Cavaliers make history, win NBA titleEarlier this week, superstar LeBron James and Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said they expect the ceremony to be emotional. Irving, too, said it will be great to reflect on the team’s accomplishment before beginning a new season.“There definitely is a special aspect to it,” he said. “You don’t want to shy away from that, but it also is the start of a new journey. So you just try to find a middle ground between that and just try not to get too high or too low. The crowd will be very enthused, not only for us getting our rings but the world series is starting, which is unbelievable. So, I just try to stay even keel with it, not get too high or too low. I’m excited to give my dad the ring and really gift it to him, and now it will be time to turn over a new leaf.”Irving is expected to play in the opener. On Tuesday, he left an exhibition in Columbus with a tight left calf but said he’s better. CBB/rgaADVERTISEMENT View comments We are young EDITORS’ PICK Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manilacenter_img Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise MOST READ Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH READ: Armless teen draws portrait of Kyrie Irving using his feet“I give my dad almost everything,” he said. “So, every accomplishment, every MVP award, every trophy that I’ve had since I was probably about 13 or 12, I’ve given to my dad.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentIrving and his father, who was playing professionally in Australia, where the point guard was born, have an exceptionally tight bond. Kyrie’s mom died when he was young, pulling him closer to his dad.The Cavs will receive their rings before Tuesday’s home opener against the New York Knicks. That’s also the night the Indians, who play next door to Quicken Loans Arena in Progressive Field, will host Game 1 of the World Series. NBA: Rockets lose guard Beverley for opening six weekslast_img read more

UAAP commissioner: Imperfect officiating can’t justify Perasol’s outburst

first_imgMOST READ In an earlier statement, UP’s legal team called Ilagan’s denial to be as “terribly misguided and based on a poor understanding of the tournament rules, a faulty appreciation of the facts and a blatant disregard for precedent.” It needed the combined efforts of nearly UP’s bench to restrain Perasol, who charged at Rivano in a fighting stance.READ: Perasol urges UP community to rally behind Maroons ‘come what may’UAAP cited Article 9.2.3 of the UAAP General Tournament Guidelines of 2019 to back their decision to keep Perasol out for the Maroons’ first three games of the second round.“It is the responsibility of the Tournament Commissioner or its equivalent to imposing disciplinary measures on any student-athlete, team official, and/or any accompanying delegation member who violates the fundamental values of respect, fairness, civility, honesty, and responsibility; demonstrates highly unsportsmanlike conduct; and/or deliberately employs dangerous or dirty tactics or fouls in the course of any game or sporting events.”READ: Perasol sorry after losing his cool in UP loss to Ateneo: ‘I need to be better’ADVERTISEMENT Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—UAAP Season 82 basketball commissioner Jensen Ilagan on Friday denied University of the Philippines’ appeal on  Bo Perasol’s three-game ban, adding that the Maroons’ coach never apologized to the league for his actions.In a statement, Ilagan reiterated that Perasol’s flare-up against referee Jaime Rivano in UP’s 63-89 loss to Ateneo last Sept. 29 was unjustifiable, despite the complaints on the officiating.ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacueescenter_img “Officiating may not be perfect, but it cannot justify outbursts like what he did. As head coach, he should know that he is a role model, and in the UAAP where character building is of paramount importance, Mr. Perasol should have been aware of that,” Ilagan said.READ: UP coach Bo Perasol to appeal 3-game ban, says it’s ‘too much’FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“Respect should be observed at all times. Mr. Perasol did not only disrespect the officials that time but the UAAP as well. The sad part here is that Mr. Perasol never apologized to the UAAP for what he did.”Perasol automatically received a one-game suspension for ejection on the back of two technical fouls but additional two games were imposed for his “continued flagrant acts of aggression.” For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Spikers’ Turf: Eco oil-La Salle bows out on high note LATEST STORIES Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘People evacuated on their own’ Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down View commentslast_img read more

Politics killing policies

first_imgThe French and Germans have a single word – “La politique” and “politik” respectively – that encompasses what we in English distinguish as “politics” and “policies”. But it is clear that the PNC-led coalition Government refuse to performatively acknowledge the distinction offered, as they continue to focus on the exercise of raw power. Politics, of course, is all about the pursuit and retention of power – deciding ‘who gets what, when and how’. Less glamorously, policies imply rolling up one’s sleeves to craft principles or rules to achieve goals that have also been outlined and articulated.The PNC-led Government could not care less about policies. They had, for instance, trenchantly criticised the departed PPP Government on ‘corruption”, but they demonstrated their accusations were just opportunistic “shade”, since they have been unable to secure a single conviction over the last four years, even though they conducted scores of “audits” and laid dozens of charges in the court system. But where are the policies of the PNC Government to deal with corruption?And we are not talking about simply resorting to shouts of “hang them high”. Carrying out that policy would, after all, result in stringing up a slew of Government officials and individuals associated with the PNC Government. It boggles the mind that no one has been brought to justice for not accounting for the $1.6 billion spent on Jubilee Park, for instance, at the very beginning of the new regime; nor for the clear corruption highlighted in the exploits of Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson, and the proposed Demerara Harbour Bridge towards its end.We have in mind what Max Weber called “a slow boring of hard boards”: a willingness to look behind a given phenomenon and discern its causes before coming up with the broad principles to deal with it within an institutionalised framework.Returning to the vexed question of “corruption”, are there, for instance, deeper systemic causes operating within the neoliberal order that has been imposed on our economic system since 1989? With oil bringing us even more intertwined into the global financial and trading system, these questions become even more relevant.Will there be an investigation into the circumstances under which, for instance, Raphael Trotman was “ordered” to accept a 1% bonus from Tullow, after our offshore oil potential was derisked by the Exxon discoveries?But politics trumped policies not only in sins of omission, but sins of commission. Take the unilateral decision of David Granger to close four sugar estates and fire 7000 sugar workers: this made no sense economically, socially or politically.Economically, while sugar was running at a loss, it was bringing in very scarce foreign currency, while it was subsidised with local currency. Starting in 2017, directly after the closures, a shortage in foreign currency was detected, which was denied by the Bank of Guyana and the Government. But at the beginning of this year, the BoG could not explain why it had become the largest net borrower of foreign currency from the commercial banks, which are now completely bereft of hard currency. In the meantime, because of the shortage of US dollars, the Guyana dollar had depreciated by some 15% and sinking fast.Socially, the closure has unleashed an epidemic of pathologies in the rural communities of Wales, Rose Hall Canje and Skeldon; since there was no provision of alternative employment for the fired workers, and the local economies imploded with the precipitate withdrawal of the weekly injection of the sugar salaries that had kept them going.Politically, the closure was almost definitely a move to attack the strongest base of the PPP, which had been solidified since the 1940s. But it rebounded to become the death knell of the PNC-led coalition when AFC MP from Canje voted against them in the NCM moved by the PPP, and they became transformed into a caretaker administration. The MP explained that he could not justify the sugar closures after witnessing first-hand the suffering of the sugar workers.In the months ahead, the PNC will once again issue a manifesto full of policies, but a forewarned electorate is a forearmed electorate.last_img read more

Desperate masquerading posture of excuses to deliberately delay

first_imgDear Editor,Against the backdrop of the December 21, 2018, successfully debated and passed no-confidence motion in the National Assembly, agents of the fallen APNU/AFC coalition Government have adopted a desperate masquerading posture of excuses and deliberate delay.The debates further exposed the woeful Ponzi scheming on the nation by a fraudulent APNU/AFC cabal. The Government is now scampering all over in an attempt to put a spin of the constitutional directive that General and Regional Elections to elect a new Government, must be within 90 days from the date of the carried motion. This period is subject to extension if agreed upon by a majority of the National Assembly, which we know would require a miracle. It follows that after March 19, 2019, the APNU/AFC Government will be unconstitutional and illegal if there are no elections.The Government, through Basil Williams, initially advanced the frivolous delaying tactics to effect the mandatory resignation of the Cabinet, in defiance to the simplest constitutional directive. The abuse of the judicial system to effect the delay is characteristic. Others like Khemraj Ramjattan and Moses Nagamootoo from the cabal’s camp now advance their own gully positions, as they U-turn on the statements they made during the debate of the Motion.Here comes the PNC/R GECOM Commissioner Vincent Alexander, who has added to the dubious furrow, by trying to be convincing about the need for House-to-House registrations. His duplicitous approach cannot mask the real intent of delaying the elections to a significant period beyond the constitutional 90 days’ deadline. It is clear that the shallow and futile arguments have one clear objective of extending the time of this illegal APNU/AFC Government.Partial representations and obvious silence on known relevant House-to-House matters characterise the twisted connotations of Vincent Alexander. It obfuscates all credence in the statements he advances, in an effort to kerfuffle citizens and other stakeholders. The public should recognise that Alexander often publicly spews his contaminating postulations when his political party can materially benefit. It seems not to matter that it comes as an injustice to a majority of citizens. For purpose of clarity, therefore, consideration must be given as follows:Key Legislation which provides authority and the mechanisms for House-to-House activities in lieu of maintaining an acceptable List of Registrants include The National Registration Act, Chapter 19:08, The National Registration (Residents) Regulations and Amendments, Chapter 19:08 and the Elections Law Amendment Act No 2 of 2001. These legislations inform the embodiment of the GECOM Training Manual for election staff and for the Continuous Registration process since the Laws came into existence.In relation to House-to-House Registration, Section 6 (4) (a) of the National Registration Act, Chapter 19:08 states:“The Commissioner may establish an office situated at such place in any district, and at which there shall be received the applications for registrations of persons who are at the qualifying date resident therein or in such part thereof, as he may specify by notice published in the Gazette and, subject to anything to the contrary provided by the regulations, no divisional registrar is required to visit houses in any district or part thereof (as the case may be) in relation to which an office is so established.”Additionally, Section 6 (a) states that “the Elections Commission shall use the Official List of Electors from the 2001 General and Regional Elections as the base to commence continuing registration. Provided that at any stage the Commission may undertake such verification as necessary by a means to be determined by the Commission.”It is widely known that GECOM, over the years, had set a sufficient number of such registration Offices around the country. More importantly, they conducted nine rounds of continuous registration since 2015 using the foregoing legal basis. This was in an effort to update and cleanse the List of voters (Register of Registrants), in the lead-up to the two local Government Elections. The real impetus towards the activation of a continuous registration process, however, was driven following 2008 by the PNC/R and AFC parties, in advancing a mechanism they felt would achieve positive results in the event of snap elections based on the majority in the National Assembly.While in principle there may have been a 7-year Commission policy of updating the List through House-to-House visits, the Parties in Government rejected it when the time came around. They contended at the time that the continuous registration process was a legally approved option, which the Commission can use to update the List where appropriate.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

Burnley agree deal with Manchester United for Keane

first_imgBurnley have signed on-loan Manchester United defender Michael Keane on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee.The Red Devils youngster, who is currently at Turf Moor, has agreed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the Clarets.The 21-year-old has made 11 apearances so far this season, having signed for Sean Dyche’s men on transfer deadline day last summer.“Michael is a good young player and we see a lot of development in him as he’s on a good pathway at the moment and we’re delighted that he has decided to join us,” Dyche said. 1 Michael Keane in action for Burnley last_img read more

`Game Plan’ wins, but Stiller finds box-office heartbreak

first_imgParamount and DreamWorks had expected more from “The Heartbreak Kid,” which reteamed Stiller with Peter and Bobby Farrelly. The trio collaborated on 1998’s smash “There’s Something About Mary.” The studios had received positive reaction from audiences at advance screenings, but reviews for “The Heartbreak Kid” came in much harsher than expected, said DreamWorks spokesman Chip Sullivan. “We were surprised,” Sullivan said. “The reviews hurt us. We love the movie. We’ve seen it play great. But I think reviews do matter on an R-rated movie.” An update of the 1972 comedy written by Neil Simon and directed by Elaine May, “The Heartbreak Kid” stars Stiller as a man who marries an incompatible bride, then meets the perfect woman on his honeymoon. “The Heartbreak Kid” did manage to come in slightly ahead of the $13.7 million first weekend of “There’s Something About Mary,” which lingered in theaters for months and became one of 1998’s top hits at $176.5 million. By David Germain THE ASSOCIATED PRESS There’s something about a reunion of Ben Stiller and the Farrelly brothers that audiences didn’t want to see. Stiller and the Farrellys’ “The Heartbreak Kid” pulled in a modest $14 million over opening weekend, coming in at No. 2 behind “The Game Plan,” which remained the top flick for the second-straight weekend with $16.3 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Media By Numbers LLC. Final figures will be released today. 1. “The Game Plan,” $16.3 million 2. “The Heartbreak Kid,” $14 million 3. “The Kingdom,” $9.3 million 4. “Resident Evil: Extinction,” $4.3 million 5. “The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising,” $3.7million 6. “Good Luck Chuck,” $3.5 million 7. “Feel the Noise,” $3.4 million 8. “3:10 to Yuma,” $3 million 9. “The Brave One,” $2.3 million 10. “Mr. Woodcock,” $2 million160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Everton face fight to keep Lukaku, West Ham plot Fabregas swoop – GOSSIP

first_imgHere are the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Paris Saint-Germain will test Everton’s resolve to keep top striker Romelu Lukaku by making a big money bid in the January transfer window. (Daily Mirror)West Ham could make a loan swoop for Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas in January, with Antonio Conte’s side paying some of his wages. (Daily Mirror)Luke Shaw’s Manchester United career is hanging in the balance following Jose Mourinho’s rant after the Swansea match. (The Sun)United full-back Matteo Darmian has dismissed rumours linking him with a move away from Old Trafford, despite only playing five times this season. (Sky Italy)MLS side New York City FC could trigger a one-year extension on Frank Lampard’s contract. (BBC)Tim Sherwood is set to replace Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as the new manager of Queens Park Rangers. (Evening Standard)Former Arsenal midfielder Robert Pires is aiming to be the club’s future sporting director. (The Sun)Latest talkSPORT.com headlines:Farhad Moshiri on talkSPORT: Everton supremo on new stadium, ‘star’ manager Ronald Koeman and more – FULL INTERVIEWLISTEN: Everton supremo Farhad Moshiri suggests he has decided on location of club’s new stadium‘This Liverpool team is on par with Suarez-inspired side…and they could go one better’ – Former Reds striker Emile Heskey on talkSPORTLISTEN: ‘Andy has reached world number one in tennis’ strongest era EVER. It’s an incredible achievement’ – Judy Murray on talkSPORTTransfer report: Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City could be set for January battle over Brazilian starChelsea FC transfer news: Former Stoke star Steven N’Zonzi ‘happy’ to be linked with Blues move‘I never called anybody’ – Juventus star Leonardo Bonucci rubbishes Manchester City chief’s transfer claimWest Ham FC transfer news: Hammers to sign loan flop Simone Zaza on permanent deal and then sell him on?Manchester United FC transfer news: Morgan Schneiderlin targeted by Serie A giants AC MilanTransfer report: Real Madrid starlet Martin Odegaard heading for Rennes loan move despite Premier League interestTransfer news: Liverpool and Tottenham keeping tabs on Porto strike star Moussa Maregalast_img read more

Hopes rise for cease-fire

first_img 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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“We have a great interest in changing the rules of the game,” said Pines-Paz, who is also a member of Israel’s inner security Cabinet. “If we reach a situation in which there are no kidnappings, no rockets, no tunnels, no raids into our territory, certainly Israel will have to reciprocate,” he told Israel Radio. On Friday, Avi Dichter, the minister of internal security, said that once the soldier was released, “if Israel will be obliged to live in the framework of this agreement, within the calm that will be imposed on the ground by the Palestinian Authority, to release Palestinian prisoners as a gesture to this calm, Israel knows how to do that.” “In fact,” he said, “Israel has done it before in the past.” GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – The Palestinian prime minister from Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, on Saturday called for a mutual cease-fire with Israel after Israeli forces pulled out of most of the northern Gaza Strip, perhaps responding to Israeli hints that a package deal might be possible to end a military and political crisis. Eleven days after Israeli forces entered Gaza to free an abducted Israeli soldier and stop rocket fire by militants, they continued to hold territory in northern Gaza, east of Beit Hanun and the Erez crossing, and in the south, near Rafa. Early Saturday, the military also moved into eastern Gaza near the Karni crossing with Israel, where there were fierce clashes with militants on the eastern edge of Gaza City. An Israeli official said in response to Haniyeh that there would be no cease-fire until the release of the Israeli soldier, Cpl. Gilad Shalit. But a Cabinet minister, Ophir Pines-Paz of the Labor Party, suggested that the crisis could end through a package deal of the kind that Egypt had been trying to promote – the release of Shalit, coupled with a more formal cease-fire and an Israeli promise to release a number of Palestinian prisoners as the cease-fire is shown to have taken hold. last_img read more

Murder conviction disputed

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’While they stood in line at the baseball field snack bar, Rourke had teased the younger boy about losing a game and pushed him, witnesses said. Harris hit Rourke in the knee with an aluminum bat, then seconds later hit him on the neck, severing an artery. Harris was sentenced in July 2005 to CYA confinement until he is 25. Harris’ appeal is awaiting a ruling from the California 2nd Appellate District’s Division 8, whose justices listened to Reddock and Deputy Attorney General Beverly Falk for 30 minutes in oral arguments in a Los Angeles courtroom. Relatives of both boys filled the spectator seats. Presiding Justice Candace Cooper noted that the justices’ inquiry is aimed at reviewing whether evidence presented at the trial was sufficient to support the second-degree murder conviction, called a “finding” in juvenile court. “Our inquiry is not whether the evidence could support a lesser finding,” she added. She told the boys’ relatives that she understood the difficulties they were going through and said: “It’s a hard case for us, too.” Among the facts in dispute during the trial was how hard Rourke shoved Harris – whether he was bullying him or teasing him – and whether Harris first had to walk several steps to retrieve his bat, indicating he had time to reflect on what he was about to do. Falk told the justices the second-degree murder conviction is supported by the evidence. Other boys standing outside the snack bar interpreted Rourke’s actions as “teasing,” she said, and he didn’t threaten the younger boy and had no weapon. “The minor says he acted in self-defense after he hit the victim in the knee,” Falk added. “How is a two-handed shove to the chest not a physically aggressive act?” Cooper asked Falk. Falk said witnesses differed over whether Rourke shoved Harris or pushed him on the shoulder. Reddock said Harris was in fear of being beaten up by a boy who was two years older, stood 9 inches taller and outweighed him by 95 pounds. Reddock said Rourke had a reputation of hitting other boys and even a coach and was “a known bully.” Reddock argued that California law says manslaughter is a killing “in a sudden quarrel or heat of passion.” She said Harris had no intention of hurting anyone when he walked to the snack shop, but was provoked by the older boy’s actions. Reddock said Juvenile Court Judge Richard Naranjo acknowledged Harris’ emotional state, in a backhanded way, by saying at sentencing that Harris was “the only person who was upset, who was angered, who was in the heat of passion.” chuck.bostwick@dailynews.com (661) 264-5742160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! An appellate court reviewing the second-degree murder conviction of a Palmdale teenager who killed another boy with a baseball bat after a youth-league game asked attorneys Thursday whether the contention that he acted “in the heat of passion” was raised during his trial. Greg Harris Jr.’s attorney says a voluntary manslaughter finding better suits the facts of the case because the boy was provoked by an older, bigger boy, who shoved him at least twice – and that the Antelope Valley Juvenile Court judge abused his discretion in sending a 13-year-old with no prior criminal record to a California Youth Authority facility. “He acted based on a fear his life was in danger or in fear of great bodily injury,” attorney Angela Reddock said of Harris, now 14 and imprisoned in a CYA facility in Stockton. Jeremy Rourke, a Highland High School freshman described by family and friends as an avid athlete who enjoyed being a junior umpire, died within hours of being hit in the head April 1, 2005, at the Palmdale PONY League baseball complex, where he was a spectator. last_img read more

Newhall Land plans detail full-service town in 25 years

first_imgNEWHALL RANCH – When the planned Newhall Ranch development is built, more than just thousands of new homes will rise from the graded earth. During the 25 years that it will take to build the 21,000-home project, the developer will build schools, roads, bridges, parks, sewer lines and more, and hand all those things over to government entities. Proponents of the massive project say the developer, The Newhall Land and Farming Company, has approached the project the same way it planned development of Valencia. The master-plan approach works, they say. “If you go into the San Fernando Valley, you can see where you take development and you’re doing bits and pieces at a time, where it doesn’t flow, it doesn’t fit,” said Santa Clarita City Councilman Bob Kellar, who works in real estate. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’But Valencia, which in some ways is a model for the Newhall Ranch project, is different, Kellar said. “The community flows, it makes sense,” he said. “You have industrial where industrial needs to be; you have commercial where commercial needs to be. …. You have a buffer zone that exists (around) those elements, which are critical for our quality of life.” Newhall Land released the environmental impact report last month for the first phase of the project, the 1,400-home Landmark Village. The county Regional Planning Commission is slated to consider the Landmark Village proposal in January. Landmark Village will have a school and a park. As part of the entire Newhall Ranch project, the developer will build or fund the construction of at least two fire stations, a sheriff’s station, a library, up to three big parks, five elementary schools, a junior high and a high school. “We’re building an entire community, not just a neighborhood,” said Marlee Lauffer, a spokeswoman for Newhall Land. The plan also calls for building three bridges over the Santa Clara River, 30 miles of major roads, trails and an 18-hole golf course. The Newhall Ranch project will also have commercial, office and industrial space to provide jobs – which officials and Newhall Land hope will be filled by residents of the housing development. When the county Board of Supervisors approved the Newhall Ranch project in 2003, critics charged that the project wouldn’t provide enough jobs for residents. A jobs-housing balance is crucial for the area, because local freeways to Los Angeles already are gridlocked during commuter hours. alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more