Only two parks in Lemon Grove will be allowed to have those big, bright commercial inflatable jumpers and bounce houses favored for kids’ birthday parties.Starting July 1, the city will begin enforcing new rules about the jumpers at Berry Street Park and Lemon Grove Park. Those parks were chosen because they include restrooms, playgrounds, cookout sites and park benches and also have enough open turf and spacing to safely accommodate jumpers, city staff told the City Council at the May 21 council meeting. The city will limit the specific areas in both parks where the jumpers may be located and staff will create an overhead map of those places.Lemon Grove also will keep a list of pre-qualified vendors that a resident may choose from. City staff said it would contact Lemon Grove inflatable jumper companies with active business licenses in the county and ask them to apply for a city business license in Lemon Grove. Companies interested in working with the city would also need to … [Read more...] about Lemon Grove adopts new rules on inflatable jumpers in parks
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The parents of a 16-year-old who was robbed at knifepoint in Kettering say the attack has left their son a shadow of himself. Ray Page, 40, has appealed to the public and has put up a reward of £500 after the incident on the Ise Lodge estate earlier this month. The chemical compounder said he was shocked and angry when his son told him he had been robbed by someone with a knife and that he was scared of what could have happened.He said: “When you have kids you worry about them no matter how old they are.“Things like this make you scared to let them out of your sight.”At about 11pm on February 16 Ray’s son, who did not want to be named, was near Gleneagles Close on his way home from a party with friends when two masked offenders approached them and demanded they hand over ‘whatever they had’.Two of the victim’s friends ran away but the 16-year-old, who is currently awaiting an operation on his knee, was unable to.The victim gave the … [Read more...] about ‘Help catch our son’s robbers’, say Kettering parents
BY the time the clocks go back, I’ve usually had my first cold of the year, my proper coat is on and I do not leave the house without an umbrella. And with no Indian summer this year to ease us in gently to the time change later this month, I was desperate for a blast of heat — so opted for Sri Lanka. Our former colony, off the southern tip of India, is a mecca for Brits seeking autumn and winter sun. I headed for historic fort town Galle, on the island’s south-west coast a few hours’ drive from capital city Colombo and its international airport. The influence of all the island’s settlers — the Dutch, Portuguese and British as well as the Chinese and visitors from the Arab world and Malaysia — makes the fortified town a reassuring blend of the familiar and the excitingly unknown. On a gentle wander through the winding streets inside the fort I stumble upon churches and bell towers, as well as Buddhist temples with white cone-shaped pagodas that … [Read more...] about Explore temples and sample tea on charming Indian ocean island of Sri Lanka
By Brady Macdonald | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: January 18, 2019 at 8:30 am | UPDATED: January 18, 2019 at 8:32 am Disneyland plans to roll out a new nighttime spectacular on Main Street USA that is heavy on projection mapping technology but without fireworks most nights as Sleeping Beauty Castle undergoes a months-long rehabilitation wrapped in construction scaffolding. Mickey’s Mix Magic swaps Disneyland’s familiar nightly fireworks show for a laser, lighting and projection show set to a new musical score. The projection show will transform the buildings along Main Street U.S.A. and the facade of It’s a Small World into a canvas painted with animated scenes set to music. The new show will be complicated by the upcoming downtime for the Fantasmic nighttime spectacular and the water screens on the Rivers of America that normally serve as a secondary stage for the projection mapping imagery employed during nighttime spectaculars. Mickey’s Mix Magic is … [Read more...] about Will Disneyland fans want to see a nighttime show without fireworks?