Looking for a new leader

first_imgIn fact, there are three board members – Sam Guyan, Sally Rivera and Walker – who are past presidents. And a fourth, Margo Reeg, was once part of a group of three who served as president. But the chapter members would love to have a president, Walker said. The terms of three other positions on the board also expire. And these positions don’t have to be filled by a woman, Walker said. “We’re open to male members, too,” she said. Joan Ewing and Carole Restovich are serving as the chapter’s nominating committee. The election will be held at a time to be set in May. Those interested in applying, should call Ewing at (562)693-3580. NEW OFFICE: Assemblyman Charles Calderon, D-Industry, has found a district office. It’s former Industry Democrat Assemblyman Ed Chavez’s office. Calderon was without an office because he allowed the former assemblyman representing his 58th Assembly District, state Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, to keep his office. The new office is at 13181 N. Crossroads Parkway, Suite 160, Industry, CA 91746. Telephone number is (562)692-5858, and the fax number is (562) 695-5852. While Calderon and Chavez represent different districts, the new office is in Calderon’s 58th Assembly District, not Chavez’s 57th district, said Tom White, Calderon’s chief of staff. “It’s our belief that it was in our district all along,” he said. Chavez’s office became available because his successor, Assemblyman Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, moved into a different office in West Covina. DEMOCRATIC MEETING: Eric Bauman, chairman of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, will speak at the Mark Twain Democratic Club’s 7 p.m. Tuesday meeting at Mimi’s Cafe, 15436 Whittier Blvd., Whittier. In addition, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Deborah Sanchez will swear in the new officers. For more information, call President Lillian Gonzales, (562) 692-6836. REPUBLICAN MEETING: Lores Rizkalla, a radio talk-show host on KRLA-AM 870, will speak at the 11 a.m. April 6 meeting of the Whittier Republican Women Federated. The club meets at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 S. Villaverde Drive, Whittier. For reservations, call Carole Gardner, (626) 968-2125. Cost is $17. Mail items for It’s Politics to the Whittier Daily News, P.O. Box 581, Whittier, CA 90608; fax (562) 698-0450; phone (562) 698-0955; e-mail mike.sprague@sgvn.com. Editor’s note: It’s Politics reports Saturdays on the ins and outs of Whittier-area politics and city government. The Whittier chapter of the League of Women Voters is looking for a few good women – or men – but the group at least want to find someone to serve as its president. The chapter hasn’t had a president in two years. It has a board, but no president. “I can’t explain exactly why,” said Beverly Walker of Pico Rivera, who is second vice president. “We have a lot of experienced board members and we sort of muddle through. But we don’t have a president.” last_img read more

Van Dijk can get even better after dream start – Klopp

first_imgThe Dutchman became the most expensive defender in the world when he joined Liverpool from Southampton for £75 million ($102 million, 85 million euros) this month and Klopp could not be happier with his contribution in his first match for the Reds.“Fairytale in a world with not a lot of fairy tales anymore, so I think something like that is quite special,” said the Liverpool boss.“It was a difficult decision to make to be honest because, to be 100 percent honest, the first plan was not to start him but then Dejan Lovren and Ragnar Klavan played a lot of games in the last few weeks, so I changed my mind .“It was a big fight, it was not brilliant football, it was not the most beauty — it was how cup games should be. It is not about who is the better side, who can do this or that. Things like this can happen sometimes, but it is pretty rare.”Van Dijk was a commanding presence at the heart of Liverpool’s defence, although Klopp thinks the centre-back has only given a glimpse of his qualities as he predicted the best is yet to come from the Netherlands international.“He showed a lot of things we want him to show in the future very often,” Klopp added.“Heading of course, football-wise his first touch was good, good under pressure and then around set pieces a proper threat,” he added, praising Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for his corner.“I think first of all we should help him just to be as good as he is already because that’s why we took him. You don’t pay that amount of money for a player and think ‘OK, we can get another 80 per cent’, but of course there is room for improvement.“But the first improvement will be to adapt really to the team, how we deal in different situations. But as I said, since he is in, we spoke more about it and we did it actually on the pitch.”Everton manager Sam Allardyce felt his side had done enough at Anfield to earn a replay after a battling display.“I’m very disappointed we’re not going back to Goodison and trying to get through to the next round,” he said.“We may have saved it late on and I think it was a brilliant effort from the players, even though we’re disappointed.“The performance deserved us to be able to take them back to our place, but that’s not to be.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp hugs Liverpool’s Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk at the end of an FA Cup third round match against Everton at Anfield © AFP / Paul ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Jan 6 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Virgil van Dijk will get even better after he scored the winning goal against Everton in a “fairytale” Merseyside derby debut.Van Dijk headed home six minutes from full-time to give Liverpool a 2-1 victory in their FA Cup third-round tie with the Toffees after Gylfi Sigurdsson had cancelled out James Milner’s opener from the penalty spot.last_img read more