By Nathaniel Percy | [email protected], Josh Cain | [email protected] and Alicia Robinson | [email protected] | Daily BreezePUBLISHED: February 4, 2019 at 10:31 am | UPDATED: February 4, 2019 at 11:04 pm The pilot of the small airplane that crashed into a Yorba Linda neighborhood on Sunday — killing him and four members of one family on the ground, and frightening nearby residents preparing for the Super Bowl — was described Monday as a longtime aviator who was visiting his daughter and granddaughter for the weekend. Antonio Pastini, a 75-year-old restaurant owner from Gardnerville, Nev., and a retired Chicago police officer, took off from Fullerton Airport in his 1981 Cessna 414A at 1:35 p.m., flying solo. Just 10 minutes later, the twin-engine aircraft began to break up mid-flight. Security cam footage from the plane crash in yorba linda pic.twitter.com/umNq247i0Q — Jeremy W. (@the_bluejacket) February 3, 2019 As the plane dove down onto the neighborhood just east of … [Read more...] about Torrance woman’s visiting father was pilot killed in Yorba Linda plane crash
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By Jon Kawamoto | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 2, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: January 3, 2019 at 4:42 am ALAMO — One of Sandra Arechaederra’s sayings is: “Why not try it?” It’s precisely that quote — and mindset — that the 51-year-old mother of four took on before entering the then-male-dominated world of weightlifting a decade ago. “Weightlifting at 41, why not try it? Powerlifting at 50, why not try it?” said Arechaederra, who is 5-foot-4 and weighs 115 pounds. She had never taken up a sport before. So when auditions for NBC’s “The Titan Games,” a competition to test physical strength as well as mental and emotional toughness, was announced, her response was: “Why not me?” “My feeling is that I want anybody else to say, ‘Why can’t I do it? She did it. She’s 51.’ I’m the oldest competitor in the place and I didn’t … [Read more...] about 51-year-old East Bay mom competing in The Rock’s ‘Titan Games’
Associated Press Published 8:12 AM EST Nov 6, 2018 It’s Election Day in America, and voters will deliver their first verdict of President Donald Trump’s tumultuous tenure in a midterm that’s expected to draw historic numbers to the polls. Immigration, the economy, women’s issues, partisanship – all weighed heavily on voters’ minds as they cast ballots to decide control of Congress and put Trumpism to the test. Though not on the ballot, the president looms large over decision day, among both supporters and detractors. Across the country, people are talking about this election as one of the most momentous in their lifetimes – a fight for the very soul of America. Here’s what some of them had to say. ––– WASHINGTON “OUT OF CONTROL?” Bonnie Slade, a 45-year-old federal employee who lives in Potomac, Maryland, said politics in the nearby nation’s capital shaped her vote this year. “Washington is … [Read more...] about Voters talk immigration ‘out-of-control’ politicians
HTV National Desk Published 5:39 pm PDT, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Sometimes things get weird when people get on planes. Click through for the strangest airline travel stories of 2018. Sometimes things get weird when people get on planes. Click through for the strangest airline travel stories of 2018. Photo: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images Single stowaway rat stops flight out of Oakland - January 2 A flight from Oakland to Portland was boarding at 8:30 a.m. when a rat was seen hopping into the aircraft. The flight, which was scheduled to depart at 9:15 a.m., was canceled and all passengers on board were deplaned. FULL STORY less Single stowaway rat stops flight out of Oakland - January 2 A flight from Oakland to Portland was boarding at 8:30 a.m. when a rat was seen hopping into the aircraft. The flight, which was scheduled to depart ... more … [Read more...] about Flown a major airline in the last 7 years? You could be due cash.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bishop Robert Finn wasn’t going anywhere.He never alerted authorities about photos of young girls’ genitals stashed on a pastor’s laptop. He kept parishioners in the dark, letting the priest mingle with children and families. Even after a judge found the bishop guilty of failing to report the priest’s suspected child abuse — and after 200,000 people petitioned for his ouster — he refused to go.“I got this job from John Paul II. There’s his signature right there,” Finn had told a prospective deacon shortly after the priest’s arrest in 2011, pointing to the late pontiff’s photo. “And that’s who I answer to.”Sixteen years after the clergy sexual abuse crisis exploded in Boston, the American Catholic Church is again mired in scandal. This time, the controversy is propelled not so much by priests in the rectories as by the leadership, bishops across the country who like Finn have … [Read more...] about A failure of leadership: Bishops rarely punished for coverups