George replaces injured Cousins on Team LeBron

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson APNEW YORK — Oklahoma City forward Paul George will replace injured New Orleans center DeMarcus Cousins on Team LeBron in the NBA All-Star Game.NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made the decision Saturday (Sunday Manila time), a day after Cousins went down for the season with an Achilles tear. The All-Star Game is Feb. 18 in Los Angeles.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreakcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Uproar after darts ‘walk-on’ girls axed Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES George is averaging 21.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.17 steals in his first season with the Thunder after seven with Indiana.“Obviously, I would have liked to make it under better circumstance, because of an injury I got in,” George said after his team’s 121-108 win at Detroit. “But needless to say, I’m happy for this to be my fifth and go alongside Russ (Westbrook) and, you know, be a part of this franchise to hold it down for the Thunder. I’m grateful for this opportunity.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCousins was voted to start and was drafted to Team LeBron by captain LeBron James. View comments Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right tracklast_img read more

Expect a more explosive Cherry Rondina in her final year for UST

first_imgPBA: Another rookie stars as Trevis Jackson leads Meralco past Blackwater Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MANILA, Philippines—It’s the end of the road for University of Santo Tomas’ firecracker Cherry Rondina and she promised that she would bring a lot more intensity the floor come the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT “Of course we’ll have to work for this.”Rondina added that even though she’s won almost every competition she’s been in, her goal is to just stay in the present especially since Season 81 would be her last with UST.The 5-foot-7 open spiker was part of the Petron team that captured the 2018 Grand Prix and All-Filipino titles in the Philippine Superliga and was also the leader of the UST side that went perfect in the Season 81 beach volleyball tournament.“I’m just living in the present right now and I’m not focusing on too far ahead because I don’t want to get trapped,” said Rondina. “This is my last year in the UAAP, with UST, so it’s still Go USTe!”“Actually I’m still not ready to leave but this is life and there are exits so we have to finish this strong.”ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Rondina made a name for herself by being a high-scoring explosive machine and she’s not slowing down one bit in her final collegiate year.“Of course I’ll still give everything in my play, that won’t ever be gone,” said Rondina in Filipino during the Golden Tigresses’ practice Thursday at UST’s Quadricentennial Pavilion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsRondina, nicknamed Cherry Bomb, used her volatile energy into becoming Season 80’s Best Scorer after averaging 21.14 points per game, but her unbridled effort was also too high of a bar that her teammates sometimes failed to emulate.“I just hope that we work together, everyone cooperates, and everything will work out fine this season,” said Rondina. “I pray, always, that we can finally get this season, because everyone knows we’ve been aiming for that.” In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Liberians Are Hungry: Why and What Must Be Done?

first_imgFor several years now this newspaper, the Daily Observer, has been calling  the attention of the Agriculture Ministry, the Liberian government and people to the poor state of agriculture in this country so rich in fertile land and rainfall.But the more we have written, the more not only we, but the problem itself, have been ignored.The person chiefly responsible for making sure that the nation’s farmers are working successfully and their farms doing well is Agriculture Minister Dr. Florence Chenoweth.  But the more we have written, the more she has been in denial.  She has even dismissed the Daily Observer as nothing more than a “tabloid,” which she says she no longer reads.  But despite her dismissive and unconcerned attitude, we have remained undeterred and have persistently reported that Liberia continues to import most of what we eat, including not only our staple, rice, but even such basic items as pepper, tomato, bitter balls, peanuts and even fruits, most of which are regularly brought in from Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire.Now the global organization chiefly concerned with food, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), has added its voice to this disturbing,  grave and urgent national crisis.The FAO Country Representative to Liberia, Jean-Alexandre Scaglia, bluntly stated last week that Liberia is hungry, and that she faces a very serious problem of FOOD INSECURITY.Deliberately shunning diplomacy, he backed his statement with a series of grim statistics, which showed that people in all the counties are hungry.  These include the people of LOFA County, historically the nation’s breadbasket.Lofa is food insecure to the extent of a whopping 61.3%! Bong County, the nation’s second breadbasket, is even worse, 64.6%; while Sinoe, like other southeastern counties, is even harder hit, 65.1%.  Grand Bassa’s is 60.8%, while Agriculture Minister Chenoweth’s own home, Grand Cape Mount County, is a staggering 78.8% food insecure!Montserrado County, where the  Agriculture Ministry sits, stands at 67%. Nimba, another important food producer, stands at 41.5% insecure and Margibi at 63.2%.We have constantly complained of the absence of agricultural extension agents in most parts of the country.  But here again Agriculture Minister has been in denial.Clearly, the President of Liberia herself seems to have played a deaf ear to the Daily Observer’s consistent and unrelenting reports on the crisis in the nation’s agriculture. Yes, she fired Dr. Chris Toe years ago when it appeared that the rubber sector, especially two of the major plantations, Guthrie in Bomi and Cavalla in Maryland, was being mishandled.  But Dr. Toe’s  successor, Dr. Chenoweth, has been in office for nearly seven or more years and the agriculture sector has continued to flounder.It is simply amazing that people who have been trained at the highest level in agriculture have failed to help their own country in this most critical and vital sector.  WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?There was another PhD Agriculture Minister during the Taylor years–Dr. Roland Massaquoi.  And what did he accomplish?Last week President Sirleaf blamed the Finance Ministry and the Central Bank of Liberia for the decline in the value of the Liberian dollar compared to the United States dollar. Unfortunately, she did not mention the woeful lack of productivity in the agriculture sector. Upon what does a  country depend for foreign exchange?  It seems to us that the primary reason for the Liberian dollar’s decline is the US$300 million we spend annually importing rice alone, and even more money on almost all of the other foods we eat, including fruits, meat and vegetables.  And what do we produce on the farm for export?Nothing, especially since the world rubber price has drastically dropped.As we recently suggested editorially, we need to   reinvigorate the Liberia Produce Marketing Corporation (LPMC) and empower it to work directly with the farmers toward increasing agricultural production. Ambassador Charles A. Minor and Vice President Joseph Boakai, who both ran LPMC, are around to advise on this.The President must pay very serious attention to   agriculture and determine what must be done to improve the sector.  Her people are hungry and this should be to her a matter of extreme urgency.  The GOL, including the Central Agricultural Research Institute, must also empower the agricultural cooperatives to work with farmers to grow more food.The President must do some drastic to arrest the nation’s agricultural decline, which threatens not only food security but security in general.   Remember April 14?  Florence Chenoweth most certainly does.She was Agriculture Minister then, too.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgThis month among other major MOP-Liberia activities including Ebola Education Outreach Programme sponsored by the International Student Organization (ISO) at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), VA, USA through Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA) and the Youth Media Education Programme (YMEP) in close collaboration with Radio Veritas/Catholic Media Center, Catholic Archdiocese of Monrovia, we begin our dialogue on Poverty, Cronyism, Corruption and Development.As the year draws to a close, Liberia, along with other nations, would embrace a post 2015 development agenda following the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and roll out the Sustainable Development Goals known as the SDGs.Before then, we would take time to review our accomplishment of the eight MDGs which are aimed to end poverty. With the deadline fast approaching and emanating from fourteen years of civil war, it is expected that Liberia has not realized its MDG targets. We still have a long way to go with our to-do lists which includes fighting diseases like Ebola, high level corruptions of donor aids, cronyism and under-development of our rural infrastructure including roads, energy and water and sanitation facilities.From Monrovia to Zwedru and from Turbmanburg to Voinjama, we can feel poverty as we go along the limited stretch of highways. Our weak health and education systems have been severely tested by the outbreak of Ebola and recovering from it would take some time and tweaking of our socio-economic programmes.To do this, we must first conduct an audit of the MDGs and develop a road map on the way forward. Most peace messengers are of the view that audit alone is not a panacea to achieving MDGs or its offspring the SDGs timed to 2030. They are of the opinion that for developing countries like Liberia to achieve any sustenance, it needs to review its internal programmes on corruption and cronyism. We need to empower young people through tackling capacity building programme and functional education.It is essential that the voices of all people, especially young people, be heard and that all people are involved and engaged in tackling underlying causes of poverty.We must teach young people to live in peace and in country alleviated from poverty, cronyism and corruption which are precursors to national under development. We must also educate the population, especially those in positions of authority on what to do to take the lofty SDGs from rhetoric to reality.According to President Obama during his recent trip to Nairobi and Addis Ababa, “things work out best when Africans strive to solve their own problems”Peace and Development in Liberia, especially as we cope with the aftermath of Ebola and the countdown to an Ebola free country is essential and achievable if we address issues of cronyism, bribe and corruption. Our Ebola Educates programme continues and we seek your support. We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation to J-Mart for their donation and look forward to others as we partner to eradicate Ebola from our country.Until next week, when we come to you with another article on: “Ebola Educates: Poverty, Cronyism, Corruption and Development-Part II”, Peace First, Peace above all else, May Peace prevail on earth.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Home-invasion gunbattle

first_imgThe injured suspects were found at Antelope Valley Hospital, where they were treated for injuries and held under guard, Gillis said. The detective said it was not immediately known if the robbery attempt was gang-related, but he said no drugs were found at the home. Gillis interviewed one of the injured suspects but said he could not comment on any specifics for fear it could compromise an ongoing investigation. The male victim, his wife and three children – including a 3-year-old and an infant – live in the home. “When you have people coming into a home at that hour and shooting people arbitrarily, that’s troublesome,” Gillis said. PALMDALE – An 8-year-old girl was among four people seriously injured early Thursday when a home-invasion robbery attempt turned into a gunfight, sheriff’s deputies said. About 5 a.m., four intruders entered a home on the 1600 block of East Avenue Q-10 where a family with three young children lived, a sheriff’s detective assigned to investigate the case said. Detective Robert Gillis said the men fired gunshots after entering the home, hitting a man and his 8-year-old daughter. The man returned fire, chasing the intruders from his home, Gillis said. Two of the robbers were injured, and all fled in a burgundy Ford Excursion. Paramedics treated the girl and her father at the scene. Both were taken to Antelope Valley Hospital with serious injuries but by mid-day were in stable condition, Gillis said. (661) 267-7802160Want 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

Annual World’s Invitational Gold Panning Championships Parade held Friday

first_imgMcNabb’s TirecraftTrista HotteChambers FarmHonourable mention: St. John PromotionsThe 47th Annual World’s Invitational Gold Panning Championships takes place Saturday and Sunday, August 3 and 4, at Peace Island Park in Taylor.The full schedule and list of events can be found here. TAYLOR, B.C. – The parade to kick off the 47th Annual World’s Invitational Gold Panning Championships was held in Taylor on Friday evening.Here are the results:Government:District of TaylorTaylor Public LibraryCity of Fort St. JohnHonourable mention: Mayor Rob Fraser- Advertisement -Commercial:Burger KingBig League UtilitiesHans on MechanicalHonourable mention: Lone Wolf Golf Club.Community:Pastor Wally PohlmannTaylor Fire DepartmentDevon LockHonourable mention: Mower MayhemKids:Advertisementlast_img read more

Ndikumana completes double for Sofapaka

first_img0Shares0000Sofapaka FC keeper Justin Ndikumana receives his Kenyan Premier League/Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) player of the month award for March.NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 16 – He sank to his knees, said his prayers and lifted his hands up to the sky, showing just how much the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK)/Kenyan Premier League player of the month for March meant for him.Sofapaka shot stopper Justin Ndikumana completed a double for Batoto ba Mungu, winning the March award just a week after his boss John Baraza received the coach’s award. This also adds on to striker Umaru Kasumba winning the February player’s award and Baraza also being among the final shortlisted coaches for that month’s award.“Such awards boost my confidence and the team at large. I want to thank the entire squad, not just the defense that helped me keep the clean sheets. I feel like I can face any opponent and stand tall in goal and prevent them from scoring,” an excited Ndikumana said as he received his award on Tuesday.The Burundian shot stopper kept three clean sheets in four matches and conceded only once in a month Batoto ba Mungu showed their title credentials with an imperious performance.Sofapaka FC keeper Justin Ndikumana poses with his Kenyan Premier League/Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) player of the month award for March.To get the award, Ndikumana trounced KCB’s Bethwel Warambo, Ulinzi’s Enosh Ochieng and reigning player of the year Eric Kapaito to scoop the March gong following a series of heroic goalkeeping for Sofapaka.He becomes only the second goalkeeper after Gabriel Andika, then with Western Stima, to win the award since its inception five years ago.“I have been praying that I become the winner this month because I played well and everybody was talking about me. I’m glad I caught the panel’s eyes and so I can look forward to better days,” Ndikumana jubilantly declaredOthers to make the final shortlist included current KPL top scorer Allan Wanga of Kakamega Homeboyz and AFC Leopards’ Vincent Oburu.Ndikumana shoved aside competition to garner 27 points ahead of Warambo and Ochieng who tied at 21 in the final voting done by the SJAK Football Commission.The keeper arrived at Sofapaka in the beginning of the season from Congolese side St. Elloi Lupopo but had to miss the first five matches of the season due to lateness in getting his paperwork.But, as soon as he stepped in for his debut against Tusker coming on as a second half substitute, he has proved to be a pillar for the title chasing side.Sofapaka FC keeper Justin Ndikumana shouts out to his defense during a Kenyan Premier League match against Chemelil Sugar in Awasi. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHis performance has caught the eye of national team coach Olivier Niyungeko who told Capital Sport in an exclusive interview with Capital Sports in Cairo that he will be his number one choice at the African Cup of Nations.“I have been following up his performance and that of Mousa Omar and I must say I am pleased with his progress. He is my number one keeper and getting to see him perform that well gives me joy,” Niyungeko said.On Burundi’s debut at the Cup of Nations, Ndikumana hopes his side can prove their mettle against giants of African football.“We are very happy to have made history of joining the big boys up there. The intension is not to just participate but compete for every point and hopefully reach another milestone of getting past group stage,” he quipped.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

NASA gets OK to park jets at Palmdale airport

first_imgThe 20-year lease requires NASA to pay more than $1.4 million annually to rent Hangar 703, a 422,000-square-foot building that once served as a home to Rockwell International and the B-1 bomber aircraft, according to a report submitted by Los Angeles World Airports, the agency that operates the airport. From staff reports The nation’s largest flying observatory and other aircraft used by NASA for scientific experiments will soon be housed at LA/Palmdale Airport under a proposal approved Monday by the Los Angeles airport commission. NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center will move some of its operations to the Antelope Valley airport, which will eventually be home to the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, a 747 jetliner armed with a giant telescope that gazes at the solar system. Modified versions of the ER-2, Gulfstream III and DC-8 jetliners will also be housed at the airport to conduct Earth and environmental studies, according to NASA officials. 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

Justice for Sammy: Two gangsters get life in prison in shooting death

first_img Fast-forward to Aug. 13, 2005. Sammy was walking down an alley with Juan Pedroza, who had a distinctive limp from a childhood car accident, according to court documents. Diaz, Vega and Betancourt were nearby at a party when they spotted the two. Diaz asked if Pedroza was the “fool who ratted on Clumsy.” It’s unclear if they thought he was Victor Pedroza and mistakenly targeted him. “Let’s (mess) him up,” Betancourt said before he charged toward Pedroza. Betancourt threw the first punch, then Vega jumped in. Pedroza, who had a metal plate in his head, had little use of one arm. Sammy jumped in, trying to fend them off. Moments later, Diaz pulled out a gun and shot him in the head. During Thursday’s hearing, a bald-headed Diaz shot glances at rows of red-eyed relatives and smiled a few times while Vega kept his eyes focused ahead. Diaz’s attorney, Robert Schwartz, said trial witnesses contradicted each other, and his client was not involved in the shooting. “For my client to be convicted under this evidence is a miscarriage,” he said after the sentencing. But when Vega’s attorney asked the judge to reconsider his stiffer sentence, she said, “It’s one arrest after another. If he isn’t a perfect example of recidivism, I don’t know what is.” The lead investigator on the case, Los Angeles police Detective Steve Castro, called the outcome “a great day for justice. Gangs like to intimidate; they don’t like people speaking against them, making crime reports,” said Castro, who attended the sentencing. “It weakens their gang.” Bravo, a housekeeper, sat in the back of the courtroom as the judge spoke. Her stomach knotted. Her heart felt as if someone stepped on it. “It has been hard on me,” she said. “Since that day, I am not the same person anymore.” Afraid of retribution, she and her 13-year-old daughter moved from their North Hollywood home with the help of law enforcement. She was even escorted to her car Thursday by sheriff’s deputies for protection. At home, she keeps a candle burning next to her son’s photograph in her living room. Every birthday, every holiday, the sorrow begins anew. On that August night two years ago, she knew something was wrong. She had just arrived in California the year before after escaping an abusive husband in Texas and had tried so hard to protect her son from violence. “I felt something in my heart,” she said, recalling how she went searching the neighborhood for Sammy that night. “When I went to go look for him, I saw a lot of ambulance and police. They already had him in the bed. I was running and crying and they didn’t let me close to him.” At the hospital, she watched as he clung to life. “I told him how much I love him and I didn’t want to miss him, and not to go,” she said. He died 10 minutes later. For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Darlene Schempp sentenced Enrique Diaz, 32, to 40 years to life in prison for shooting Sammy in the head. Sammy had intervened when several other gangsters were beating up his disabled friend, Juan Pedroza, whom they considered a snitch for talking to police about another case. Luis “Wicked” Vega, 28, who participated in the killing, was sentenced to 55 years to life because he had a prior “strike” under the state’s “three strikes” law for using a cane to beat someone. Both maintain their innocence and will appeal, their attorneys said. Another defendant, Marcos “Shyster” Betancourt, who was 14 at the time and struck a deal with prosecutors to testify against Diaz and Vega, is awaiting sentencing. He likely will be sent to the California Youth Authority and be released when he is 25. Prosecutors called the case a classic example of gang intimidation and revenge that ended in the worst way. A few months before the killing, Pedroza’s brother Victor was harassed by Roberto “Clumsy” Fletes, a parolee and North Hollywood Boyz member. Fletes demanded Pedroza pay “taxes” because he believed he was selling drugs on the gang’s turf. But Victor Pedroza refused and went to the police to file a report against Fletes, eventually testifying against him at a parole hearing. VAN NUYS – The day Leticia Bravo’s 15-year-old son was shot to death by gang members for trying to protect his disabled friend is the day her own slow death began. “They killed my son, but they killed me,” she said, tears welling in her eyes. “You don’t die immediately. The pain goes on and you die day by day.” Thursday, when a judge sentenced the two North Hollywood Boyz members to more than 40 years in prison each for killing Sammy Salas, Bravo said she had at least ended the most painful chapter of her life. “I hope some day they will be sorry,” she said. “I don’t know why they did it. It is nothing Sammy did to them.”last_img read more

Faith and beautiful dresses

first_imgEleanor Camarena, a devoted wife and mother, was known for her unique style and elegance, strength of spirit and Christian faith. A resident of Van Nuys since 1950, Camarena died Feb. 25 of complications after a long battle with arthritis. She was 86. “She was very strong and had a commanding presence. She was definitely the matriarch of the family,” said granddaughter, Melissa Bottrell. “She was always encouraging and very loving.” Devoted to her family, Camarena saved for years to afford a down payment on a house in Van Nuys and move her young family from East Los Angeles, Bottrell said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “She knew what she wanted. She spent her life working for her family,” said Bottrell. “She always thought education was important. I learned hard work and commitment from her.” Camarena also was known for her elegant appearance and personable manner. She sewed her own clothes, a skill she learned from her mother who worked in Los Angeles’ garment industry. “I was the best-dressed kid in school. I always had beautiful dresses for Easter, Christmas and my birthday. She was an excellent seamstress,” said her daughter, Irene Bottrell. “She had severe arthritis for about 40 years. Before that she did all those things – sewing, crochet and knitting. She could make anything. Her artistry came out in her sewing.” Camarena also had a green thumb, growing cymbidium orchids and her favorite flowers, calla lilies. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles and read the newspaper every day. “Her family and her Catholic faith were most important. She was always involved in something at church. She wanted the best for her family and she worked extra hard so we could go to schools where we could get the best education,” Irene Bottrell said. “What I learned from her was the work ethic, never limit yourself and always do your best.” Eleanor Zarza was born Jan. 23, 1920, in Los Angeles. She attended Albion Street Elementary School and graduated in 1938 from Lincoln High School in Los Angeles. She met her future husband, Ruben Camarena, who lived across the street from her, when they were in school. They were married on April 19, 1940. Camarena was a beautician for 10 years after graduating high school, and she worked as an electronics assembler in the late 1950s and early 1960s at Litton Industries in Woodland Hills. Camarena is survived by her husband; daughter, Irene Bottrell; son, Richard Camarena; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A son, Raul Camarena, died in 1994. A funeral Mass was held Saturday at St. Bridget of Sweden Roman Catholic Church in Van Nuys. Camarena is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills. Donations in her memory may be sent to the Arthritis Foundation, 4311 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 530, Los Angeles, 90010-3775. Holly Andres, (818) 713-3708 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