Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES Stephens eyes 2nd Slam title, Halep 1st in French Open final “He’s nothing that I haven’t faced before in the ring,” Crawford said. “We have to focus on him coming in with his head and using his elbows. Other than that, it’s just another fight.”The two fighters were to have met April 14, but Crawford injured a hand in training and the fight was postponed. Now it’s been almost a year since he’s been in the ring, and this time it will be at 147 pounds instead of 140.But he’s a master of the craft of boxing and can hit a bit, too. The Nebraska native is supremely confident in his abilities, and believes he deserves to be a superstar in the sport.“I don’t feel like the layoff will be a big factor. I feel like I’m sharp and ready to go,” Crawford said. “I’m not just lying around and sitting on the couch. I should be good.”Horn (18-0-1, 12 knockouts) has fought once since beating Pacquiao, stopping Gary Corcoran in Brisbane in December to keep his title.Arum said he tried to get Pacquiao to fight a rematch with Horn but couldn’t get him to commit. Pacquiao will be his own promoter when he meets Lucas Matthysse on July 15 in Malaysia for another version of the welterweight crown.Arum has both Crawford and Vasyl Lomachenko under his promotion, and both figure to be attractions for the new ESPN streaming app.“Terence Crawford in my mind is a superstar in boxing,” Arum said. “Every challenge and obstacle that Terence has faced he has overcome. He’s one of the throwback fighters to the ’80s. I really compare him to the great Sugar Ray Leonard, he’s that good.” China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jeff Horn hits the bag during a training session on June 5, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images/AFPLAS VEGAS — Terence Crawford doesn’t think moving up in weight will be an issue.Jeff Horn doesn’t think fighting thousands of miles away from his native Australia matters much, either.ADVERTISEMENT That was heralded as a way to bring boxing back to the masses, and it worked. The audience peaked at 4.4 million viewers, the most for boxing on cable TV in more than a decade.But the business model has shifted, with ESPN is looking for top fights to help convince people to sign up for the new app. So Horn agreed to a good payday to fight away from the comfort of home against a fighter some consider the top pound-for-pound boxer in the game.“It wasn’t that hard,” Horn said. “The money was right and it was the right time for this fight. We were always thinking we’d go to America anyway and have a fight, so why not now?”One reason would be that Horn is risking his unbeaten record against a fighter who has won titles in two weight divisions and beaten everyone in front of him. Crawford is a 7-1 favorite in the scheduled 12-round fight, which will be for a version of the 147-pound title that Horn won against Pacquiao in Australia last July.Crawford (32-0, 23 knockouts) isn’t terribly concerned about the challenge ahead.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film The two unbeaten fighters meet Saturday night for Horn’s welterweight title in a fight that offers an intriguing matchup of brawler versus boxer in a division that is suddenly getting a lot of attention in boxing.The fight is significant for one other thing — it marks the first attempt to get boxing fans to buy ESPN’s new $4.99 a month app so they can watch the bout from the MGM Grand Garden.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It’s the future, get used to it,” promoter Bob Arum said. “Jeff Horn and Terence Crawford will go down in history for the fight that pioneered this changeover in direction to consumer sports entertainment.”Horn became a star of sorts thanks to his win last year over Manny Pacquiao before a packed crowd in an outdoor stadium in Brisbane. Not only did Horn pull off an upset — and highly disputed — win, but he did it in prime time on ESPN in the U.S. on a Saturday night as part of a new deal between Arum’s Top Rank Promotions and the cable sports giant. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Authorities arrested a man in connection with a car-jacking incident, Whittier police said Thursday. The incident began when Whittier officers spotted two men fighting near the main gate of the Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary. When they tried to stop the fight, one man got into a vehicle and drove off. Police later stopped the vehicle at Workman Mill Road and detained the driver. A short time later, several California Highway Patrol officers arrived. At that point it was determined that the man detained had earlier carjacked a Toyota pickup truck using a simulated handgun. The carjack victim had chased the man to Rose Hills, where the two fought.
Vicky and Jenny have rejoined Patrick’s team.Patrick Gildea Hairdressers is not only a great place to get your hair styled – it is a obviously a great place to be stylist! Beautiful surroundings, world class training and a proactive and positive team of people to work with.And if you need proof of that – just ask Vicky Harris and Jenny Smyth. Vicky and Jenny, who worked with Patrick Gildea Hairdressing previously, have rejoined the team since the opening of the company’s “Centre Of Excellence.”Vicky said hairdressing is a passion she has had since she was in school.“I’ve always had a natural flow with art. It’s my 20th year in hairdressing and love it more than ever. I love the challenge of being creative in cutting and colouring. I love the satisfaction I get when the customer is happy with the finished result. I am very excited to be back working with Patrick and the team in the new salon as its taking hairdressing to the next level”And Jenny revealed “I’ve been working in hairdressing for 20 years, 10 of these spent with Patrick. I have returned to the salon as I missed the buzz of working with the Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Team. The staff are great. I also love the level of training provided and professionalism and high stand that Patrick works too. I’m excited to be part of the team again” It isn’t hard to see why staff love working with the Patrick Gildea Hairdressing team.Apart from the new luxurious salon they work in everyday, they continuously receive training which means they are always ahead of the pack.Last weekend, the team completed an amazing day course on customer service in the new salon with the world famous Julie Eldrett who flew in from the UK. Julie is a customer care consultant with over 35 years experience.Now the North West’s leading Salon is also benefiting. This will in turn benefit every customer that walks through the doors of the new Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Salon.Patrick Gilead Hairdressers employees 30 staff at the moment. The way the salon is expanding and innovating this could rise. Great news for Donegal!Check out Patrick Gildea and the team on their new website here www.patrickgildea.ie Chop chop!! Have you ever seen a more happy looking bunch of employees?!PATRICK’S FORMER STAFF ARE JUST ‘DYEING’ TO GET BACK WORKING WITH HIM! was last modified: June 28th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalletterkennyPatrick Gildea HairdressersSalon
Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski is open to a Premier League move – Lewandowski scored 42 goals in 49 games in all competitions last season and is reportedly open to a Premier League move. Bayern will sit down and talk to his agent about an extension to his contract, but the Poland ace is keeping his options open. 7 Juventus and Spain front man Alvaro Morata – click the arrow above, right, to see more strikers for Chelsea – Atletico Madrid are said to want Diego Costa back and if he does leave, then new manager Antonio Conte will need reinforcements. By all accounts he likes to play in a 3-5-2 formation, so fans are likely to see good players up front next season rather than Radamel Falcao and Alexandre Pato. There are also reports that Conte wants to keep Costa at Chelsea, but he will still need additional strikers to play his preferred way and Morata, a team-mate of Costas at international level, is said to be on the shortlist. A fee of around £40m has been mentioned. 7 7 Napoli goal machine Gonzalo Higuain – Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis may want him to stay forever and, after scoring 36 Serie A goals last season, why wouldnt he? However, he has also previously said any interested clubs need to meet Higuains release clause, which is believed to be 94m, if they want the striker. Realistically, a suitably high fee would probably be enough to catch Laurentiis attention, so the 28-year-old is definitely there for the taking. Chelsea to buy back Romelu Lukaku? – Lukaku left Chelsea permanently in 2014 and the 23-year-old is said to be on the Blues shortlist. However, a desire to play in the Champions League could complicate any move as this is something Chelsea cannot offer. 7 Antoine Griezmann is quality but will cost a lot of money – This one will be tricky to pull off. Griezmann is at Atletico Madrid, who have been challenging for both domestic and European trophies in recent years, but it would still be foolish to completely rule out a transfer to Contes new look Chelsea. Diego Costa could be used in any deal, or the Blues will simply have to fork out a British record fee to land the 25-year-old France international. 7 7 Watching Italy use a 3-5-2 formation at Euro 2016, it is entirely possible to see Chelsea line up this way when Antonio Conte takes over as manager.If this is the case then it means the club will be buying additonal strikers to either replace or partner Diego Costa up front. Radamal Falcao, Loic Remy and Alexandre Pato are unlikely to be there leaving Costa alone, though he has been linked with a return to Atletico Madrid.POSSIBLE CHELSEA 3-5-2 LINE UP NEXT SEASON UNDER CONTEClick the arrow above, right, to see seven possible strikers for Chelsea and click here to remain up to date on all Chelsea news. 7 Mauro Icardi happy at Inter, but left the door open to a move – Icardi scored 16 times in Serie A last season and says he is happy at San Siro where his contract runs until 2019. However, the 23-year-old also said if Inters new owners want to sell him thats a different story. If the club decides to do something else, then well have to talk about it first. There is plenty of time. Chinese investors Suning Commerce Group recently took a majority 70 per cent stake in the club. Former president Massimo Moratti is selling his 30 per cent stake, with current owner Erick Thohir selling 40 per cent, but will keep his remaining 30 per cent and become Inter’s new president. Christian Benteke to form partnership with Costa? – Maybe Benteke is the man to partner Costa. The duo could fit nicely into Contes system and complement each other, however, Juventus are rumoured to be interested.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Zylstra, the athletic senior forward with a prolific scoring touch, scored 18 points Friday night in a 69-28 victory against Garey, breaking Smith’s school record for most career points. After scoring 25 in a game on Wednesday, Zylstra needed just 14 more points Friday to pass the 1,261-point mark that Smith set from 1985-88. With 50 family members in the stands, including his brother and sister who flew in from Utah, Zylstra set the new record with the first basket of the second half, his third three-pointer of the night for Bonita (15-5, 3-0 Miramonte League). Since Garey (2-16, 0-4) trailed 25-4 after the first quarter, the game was never in question. And the best part? Zylstra was completely in the dark until he was called over at the end of the third quarter to meet up with Smith at mid-court. “He looked bewildered, and that’s a good thing,” said Bonita coach Greg Eckler, who coordinated the ceremony and arranged for Smith to drive up from San Diego. “Nobody knew. I only told a couple people besides his dad.” Dave Zylstra, Brock’s father, suspected his son was getting close to the record, but wasn’t sure until Eckler contacted him last week. After the big performance Wednesday night, he purchased plane tickets for his elder children and contacted family members in La Verne, Covina and Chino Hills. Bonita co-athletic director Eric Podley announced Smith as the record-holder for “six school records. Previous to tonight, he held seven.” Then Zylstra’s name was called, and the senior walked out with an appreciative grin and hugged Smith and Garey coach Clarence Nelson. “It’s nice to have as an accomplishment, because I am a scorer, but it’s not something I always looked to do,” Zylstra said. Eckler said the ceremony was a way to link the program’s history, since Bonita has kept detailed basketball records dating back to 1962. The school opened in 1903. “I’ve heard stories about (Smith), too, about how he was this dominant player, and how he scored a bunch of points in two quarters once,” Zylstra said. Now, future Bearcats might just hear stories about him. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Uh, no, I don’t think so,” Zylstra replied. Uh, actually, it was. LA VERNE – At the surprise ceremony that was about to honor him, Brock Zylstra was as puzzled as his teammates. “Is this for you?” they whispered to Zylstra, watching as a record-setting ex-Bearcat named Eric Smith came out of the stands and walked across the court.
Watford – the introduction of standing sections could save £223.07 – Watfords lowest season ticket price of £385 last season would be reduced to £161.93 with the reintroduction of safe standing sections 20 20 20 Bournemouth – the introduction of standing sections could save £360.67 – The Cherries lowest season ticket price of £550 last season would be reduced to £189.33 with the reintroduction of safe standing sections 20 Aston Villa – the introduction of standing sections could save £181.79 – The Villans lowest season ticket price of £335 last season would be reduced to £153.21 with the reintroduction of safe standing sections 20 20 20 Crystal Palace – the introduction of standing sections could save £250.60 – Palaces lowest season ticket price of £420 last season would be reduced to £169.40 with the reintroduction of safe standing sections 20 Sunderland – the introduction of standing sections could save £239.21 – The Black Cats lowest season ticket price of £370 last season would be reduced to £130.79 with the reintroduction of safe standing sections West Bromwich Albion – the introduction of standing sections could save £272.20 – The Baggies lowest season ticket price of £399 last season would be reduced to £126.80 with the reintroduction of safe standing sections 20 Everton – the introduction of standing sections could save £264.88 – The Toffees lowest season ticket price of £444 last season would be reduced to £179.12 with the reintroduction of safe standing sections 20 20 20 Tottenham Hotspur – the introduction of standing sections could save £292.92 – Spurs lowest season ticket price of £765 last season would be reduced to £472.08 with the reintroduction of safe standing sections Leicester City – the introduction of standing sections could save £183.14 – The Foxes lowest season ticket price of £365 last season would be reduced to £181.86 with the reintroduction of safe standing sections Norwich City – the introduction of standing sections could save £338.57 – The Canaries lowest season ticket price of £499.50 last season would be reduced to £160.93 with the reintroduction of safe standing sections Arsenal – the introduction of standing sections could save £512.52 – The Gunners lowest season ticket price of £1,014 last season would be reduced to £501.48 with the reintroduction of safe standing sections West Ham United – the introduction of standing sections could save £379.59 – The Hammers lowest season ticket price of £617.50 in their last season at Upton Park would be reduced to £237.91 with the reintroduction of safe standing sections 20 20 20 20 Manchester United – the introduction of standing sections could save £295.33 – The Red Devils lowest season ticket price of £532 last season would be reduced to £236.67 with the reintroduction of safe standing sections Southampton – the introduction of standing sections could save £328.50 – The Saints lowest season ticket price of £541 last season would be reduced to £212.50 with the reintroduction of safe standing sections 20 20 Swansea City – information not available Ahead of the start of the Premier League this weekend, calls have been made for the reintroduction of safe standing sections to top-flight stadia.The Adam Smith Institute is released a new report for safe standing to be allowed in football stadia following the conclusion of the Hillsborough inquiry, laying out how new technology can allow fans to safely and legally stand at grounds again.Polls show 93 per cent of fans are in favour of the change, along with 19 of the 20 Premier League clubs.As well as the safety aspects, the report has also highlighted the amount of money to be saved by season ticket holding fans, with some tickets being reduced by as much as £500.Click the arrow above, right, to see the reductions of each of last season’s Premier League clubs’ cheapest season tickets if safe standing sections were introduced.You can read the full report here. Liverpool – the introduction of standing sections could save £493.51 – Liverpools lowest season ticket price of £710 last season would be reduced to £216.49 with the reintroduction of safe standing sections Stoke City – the introduction of standing sections could save £142.29 – Stokes lowest season ticket price of £294 last season would be reduced to £151.71 with the reintroduction of safe standing sections Manchester City – the introduction of standing sections could save £74.79 – Citys lowest season ticket price of £299 last season would be reduced to £224.21 with the reintroduction of safe standing sections 20 Newcastle United – the introduction of standing sections could save £298.12 – The Toons lowest season ticket price of £475 last season would be reduced to £176.88 with the reintroduction of safe standing sections 20 Chelsea – the introduction of standing sections could save £438.60 – The Blues lowest season ticket price of £750 last season would be reduced to £311.40 with the reintroduction of safe standing sections
Farmers facing imminent eviction from their urban plots of land played the ultimate trump card Wednesday: They called folk singer Joan Baez and stuck her in a tree. The Los Angeles South Central Farm has been an oddity for the past 14 years. Tilled by mostly Mexican and Central American immigrants amid warehouses and train tracks, the 14-acre plot stuck out as a verdant block in a drab, industrial sector off the Alameda corridor. Created in the wake of the 1992 riots, the farm has a future that looks increasingly imperiled. An attempt to raise $16.35 million to buy the land from developer Ralph Horowitz came up $10 million short, paving the way for the closure of the more than 300 plots and creation of more industrial property. Though the farmers’ attorney vowed Wednesday to appeal an eviction order, they elected to augment their legal strategy by bringing in folk singers and movie stars. “This farm is irreplaceable and priceless,” Hill said, occupying the more precarious of the pair of perches. “It’s the heart and soul of South Central, it’s the heart and soul of Los Angeles, it’s the heart and soul of this community.” To Lucy Maldonado, who’s worked the land for the past 10 years, the farm represents a link to the past and a place where her kids can run around freely. Amid rows of cactus, paplotl, pipicha and alachi, a collection of more than 150 different indigenous plants, vines and herbs, she grows food she couldn’t otherwise find at the grocery store. “It’s important because it’s something for our children,” she said in Spanish. “They can learn about the land and their culture here. We can get the food we need.” But to Horowitz, who bought the plot in the early 1980s and has since seen it shuffle back and forth in a confusing series of deals with the city, the farm represents a property dispute. As the rightful owner of the land, he wants to be able to develop it however he sees fit. “They’ve been on the land for 14 years for free now,” he said. “It’s time for them to say thank you instead of demanding to stay.” Since the funds weren’t available to meet Horowitz’s asking price, Deputy Mayor Larry Frank said the city found eight acres at 111th Street and Central Avenue owned by the Department of Water and Power that could accommodate up to 200 farmers. “We have 30 farmers here now to see how it works and hope to add the others on a lottery basis,” Frank said. “We’re trying as best we can to accommodate the farmers, but the costs are higher than we anticipated, and it’s difficult to raise money for the project.” Harper, who said he wished he had “super, deep, stupid dough” to just buy the farm outright and keep it open, appealed to the landowner’s sense of fairness. The guitarist implored Horowitz to lower his price. “I bet he can recognize what this community has been through and what it means to them,” he said. “It is his land, but life isn’t all about money. There are far more valuable things than money, and this is one of them.” Staff Writer Rick Orlov contributed to this report. email@example.com (818) 713-3738160Want 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“Do I have to get all of Hollywood down here to save this place?” said Tezozomoc, an organizer in the struggle to keep the area open. To plead for money and support from City Hall, the one-name farmer assembled an unusual scene beneath a walnut tree in the middle of the farm plots. Slide guitar ace Ben Harper arrived with actress-wife Laura Dern to speak up, actress Daryl Hannah read some prepared remarks, while a ponytailed former Santa Monica mayor eagerly anticipated some possible civil disobedience. Up amid the branches, Baez, whose music fueled many a 1960s protest, dangled on a small platform a few boughs away from renowned tree-sitters Julia “Butterfly” Hill and John Quigley. Though the folk singer said she’d eventually have to go home and leave the tree-sitting to her more seasoned counterparts, she praised the farm as an important cultural icon and sang a few powerful bars of “We Shall Not Be Moved” in Spanish to illustrate her point. Hill spent more than 700 days aloft to save a 100-year-old redwood in Northern California, and Quigley gained notoriety for his two months in an old oak tree in Santa Clarita in 2002. The tree was moved rather than chopped down.
Paul Pogba’s older brother has been rejected by a German third-division club for being too fat.Mathias Pogba is currently a free agent after leaving Sparta Rotterdam last year.The 6ft 4ins striker joined KFC Uerdingen on a trial basis to resurrect his career after enjoying spells at Wrexham, Crewe, Crawley and Partick Thistle. Paul and Mathias pose with the World Cup after France defeated Croatia Pogba in action for Crawley Town back in 2013 2 2 However, according to the Uerdingen coach, the Guinea international has ‘too many kilos on the hips’.Stefan Kramer said: “Mathias has already gone. He would not have been able to improve our team.“He is not yet in good enough shape physically.“Mathias is a big guy, and he has a good body for a number nine.“But he still has too many kilos around his hips.” Meanwhile, little brother Paul returned to Manchester United in goalscoring style last Friday as the Red Devils beat Leicester City 2-1.The France midfielder helped his country to win the World Cup in Russia last month and has returned to the Premier League with a bang.Despite rumours linking the midfielder with a move away from Old Trafford, sources in Spain claim Barcelona will not be making a move for the 25-year-old.
It’s either a very early Christmas decoration or someone just hasn’t got around to taking down their tree!Passers-by in Letterkenny have been left amused by a fully-decorated Christmas tree complete with fairy lights. The full size artificial tree, which is sitting proudly in the window of a house at Pearse House apartment block opposite the local community centre, has become a real talking point.With the traditional time to take down festive decorations around January 6th, the owner of the Letterkenny tree is only a month or so behind most people.One local who lives close to the house with the tree said “I actually think it’s great. It gives me a smile every time I walk by it and it’s lit up at night.“I’m sure it’s just a bit of fun but I’d love to know the real story behind it.” * Are you the owner of the Christmas tree or do you know him or her? Can you let us know the story behind the tree? Email us your comment below. JUST WHAT IS THE REAL STORY BEHIND DONEGAL’S FEBRUARY CHRISTMAS TREE? was last modified: February 6th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Christmas Treeletterkenny
During this year’s State of the State address, Democratic leaders were unhappily caught by surprise when Schwarzenegger announced the reform agenda that ultimately resulted in the special election. In the months after that speech, the governor’s tone was seen as increasingly aggressive and partisan, even as resistance and attacks from the state’s public-employee unions increased. It came in stark contrast to his first year in office, when Schwarzenegger cultivated an image as a centrist who was able to work well with Democrats to craft compromises on issues such as budget reform and a workers’ compensation overhaul. Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez, D-Los Angeles – who had been increasingly critical of the governor’s tone in the final weeks before the special election and on the day after it – said he was impressed by Schwarzenegger’s attitude Thursday. “During the campaign, particularly in the last couple weeks, I was saying this is not the governor he promised to be,” Nuñez said. “Today, in my conversation with him, both privately and in the ‘Big Five,’ he really was sounding like the governor we elected. So that’s a very positive sign.” Nuñez and Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, said they want to work with Schwarzenegger on issues such as infrastructure, redistricting and education funding. But other Democrats said they were less impressed and still want a formal apology from the governor for holding an election that cost taxpayers an estimated $55 million. “A real humble politician would say, I apologize for wasting the state’s taxpayers’ money for 10 months, tying up the political battles, and it was a waste and I apologize,” said California Democratic Party spokesman Bob Mulholland. “He’d be better off if he did that. “That’s a guy who can’t stand up like a man and respond to the voters who sent a very powerful message. The voters on Tuesday took this guy down to his Bermuda shorts.” But Perata said he is ready to put the election behind him, and he also hopes gubernatorial campaign politics will not slow progress next year. “I reiterated that as the oldest guy in the room I can’t afford to waste another year like this one – and that I was not interested in playing (political games),” Perata said. “It’s an election year, but let’s get some stuff done in the first part of the year so when the natural instincts of election campaigning take over, we will have done something.” Political analyst Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the University of Southern California said the governor’s new tone seems an appropriate first step, and she doesn’t believe he needs to issue a formal apology. But she said it also is time for him to stop falling back on the Hollywood references that endeared him to voters during the recall campaign that swept him into office. “He misjudged the political environment and the mood of the people,” Jeffe said. “And he misjudged his ability to continue the drill that got him elected in the first place. That’s the action-hero drill. “What he needs to do is to take the rhetoric that he used early on – the bipartisanship, the desire and ability to compromise – and get away from the image of the celebrity, the Hollywood star, and begin to look like, act like and talk like a governor.” Harrison Sheppard, (916) 446-6723 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – A newly contrite Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Thursday that he realizes he never should have called the special election, but he vowed to work with Democrats to push forward with reform despite his sweeping failure at the ballot box. Schwarzenegger met with legislative leaders of both parties in a move toward reconciliation and struck a tone of humility, reflection and optimism in his first public comments since voters Tuesday soundly rejected all four of the measures on his reform agenda. “It’s always easy to look back,” Schwarzenegger said when asked whether he should have done anything differently. “As a matter of fact, if I were to do another ‘Terminator’ movie, I would have Terminator travel back in time to tell Arnold not to have a special election.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week He did not issue the apology that some of his opponents have demanded, but said he takes “full responsibility” for the results of the special election and now realizes the public didn’t want it. Schwarzenegger said he also should have listened to his wife, Maria Shriver, who advised against the special election. “The bottom line is, we did it. And the bottom line is, we didn’t win.” The comments came after a 40-minute meeting between Schwarzenegger and the “Big Five” legislative leaders, who expressed a desire to work together. As a symbol of his desire to cooperate, Schwarzenegger said he would seek input from Democratic legislators in crafting his next State of the State address, to be delivered in January, when he will spell out his vision for the final year of his first term.