AGUA DULCE – Metrolink has determined it could fit a small bridge-and-tunnel crossing into a remote patch of land in Agua Dulce, where residents are warring with a landowner for access to their hilltop enclave. The report from Metrolink to county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich does not address how the project, which could cost up to $1million, would be funded. Residents of Briggs Road, a community of 14 households in rural Agua Dulce, crossed over the tracks for years until 2004. That was the year access was blocked not by Metrolink, but by the new owner of a property residents once drove through after crossing the tracks. The Metrolink report does not address legal issues surrounding the contested access route. Instead, it focuses on the technical aspects of creating a crossing for the Briggs Road residents, finding that it could be built. Antonovich requested the report from Metrolink. A legal battle continues in civil court between Briggs Road residents and the property owner, Rancho Agua Dulce LLC, which blocked their access to Soledad Canyon Road. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team returns home to the Knapp Center Sunday afternoon to host the University of North Dakota at 2 p.m. The game will be broadcast onlineThe Valley On ESPN3 and on the radio on 1350 ESPN Des Moines.Drake is 2-0 on the young season with impressive wins over Iowa State in the season opener Sunday and at Wisconsin Wednesday. In Madison, Wis., the Bulldogs led for nearly the entire game building up a lead over the Badgers that stretched to as many as 20 points in the third quarter.The victory over Wisconsin is a milestone win for Drake head coach Jennie Baranczyk. It’s the 50th career win for the fourth-year head coach of the Bulldogs. Drake is the first head coaching job for Baranczyk, who was named the sixth head coach in program history back on April 17, 2012.Junior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.), the Preseason Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year, is averaging 18.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game. Sophomore Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) is averaging 11.5 points and a team-leading 9.0 rebounds per game. Wendell and Dean haven’t been the Bulldogs’ only offensive threats as they have received balanced scoring from the whole team.Two freshmen, Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) and Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.), have provided sparks off the bench in their first seasons. Miller is second in scoring at 13.5 points a game, and she knocked down four crucial free throws in the final minute to beat Iowa State and then buried back-to-back threes to end a late Wisconsin rally. Rhine is scoring 10.0 points a game and pulling down 5.0 boards per game. The two first-year players along with sophomore Paige Greiner (Williamsburg, Iowa) have helped Drake’s bench average 33.5 points per game through the first two games. Greiner drilled four three-pointers and finished with 12 points against Wisconsin.Beginning Sunday, North Dakota will play three straight road contests traveling to San Francisco (Nov. 25) and Oregon (Nov. 28) next. North Dakota opened its season at the Hawkeye Challenge hosted by the University of Iowa. UND lost to the Hawkeyes and UT Martin, but bounced back with a win at home against Omaha Tuesday. Makailah Dyers leads UND at 15.0 points per game.Drake and North Dakota have met six times with the Bulldogs owning a 4-2 advantage. However, UND won the last game back in 2012 in Grand Forks, N.D., by a score of 67-63 in overtime.Following Sunday’s game, Drake welcomes former MVC rival Creighton to the Knapp Center on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The contest will be broadcast on The Valley On ESPN3.Print Friendly Version
J … ALAMEDA — Lamarcus Joyner is back just in time to take another run at Patrick Mahomes.Considering what’s in store for the Raiders slot cornerback against the reigning Most Valuable Player from the Kansas City Chiefs it’s probably a good thing Joyner was given an extra week to let his aching hamstring heal up.“He’s ready to go,” Raiders coach Jon Gruden said. “We’re taking him off the (injury) list.”The Raiders (6-5) visit the Chiefs (7-5) at Arrowhead Stadium Sunday afternoon.
The Army successfully rescued over 500 tourists who were stranded as a massive hailstorm struck east Sikkim on Thursday. In a five-hour long operation, on Thursday Army units rescued stranded tourists in 75 vehicles.Army officials said the tourists were provided assistance, including medical cover, food, water, warm clothing and lodging, at the nearby Army transit facility. Among the stranded were a large number of women, elders and children. The operation was launched after sunset in extreme cold conditions.
For ninety breathless minutes on Wednesday, Brazilians were confronted with the prospect of another knockout clash with Joachim Loew’s Germany — the team to which they lost so abjectly, so humiliatingly, in the 2014 semi-final in Belo Horizonte.Even their president, Dilma Rousseff, was devastated that day, and said as much on Twitter. A US news website wondered, in a headline, if voters might make her pay for the 7-1 dubbing with her job. It was, as a Brazilian would say, absolutamente horrível. No need to translate.But yesterday, when South Korea scored twice in stoppage time to inflict the champion’s curse on the Germans — eliminating them in the group stage like Spain in 2014, and Italy in 2010 — one Brazilian news channel tweeted an unhinged, bi-syllabic scream of pure, sadistic mirth.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEWORLD CUP 2018 – FIXTURES | POINTS TABLEIf there was schadenfreude — a German-origin word that means joy caused by another’s misery — in any Brazilian hearts, then then writer of this tweet appeared to be channeling the full force of it.AHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAFOX Sports Brasil (@FoxSportsBrasil) June 27, 2018Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, who could barely contain her delight in Rio de Janeiro when Mario Gotze scored the tournament winner in 2014, was in a rather more sombre mood yesterday. “This evening were all very sad,” she said, in comments published by Reuters.MATCH REPORT | HIGHLIGHTS | PHOTOSAfter the famous 7-1 win, the German tabloid Bild proclaimed, “No words.” The words were splashed across the front page, the tone gleeful and disbelieving.advertisementThis morning, Bild couldn’t think of a more befitting headline.Links: unsere Seite 1 nach dem 7:1 2014.Rechts: unsere Seite 1 nach dem WM-Aus 2018. pic.twitter.com/r0EB0xpSkiBILD (@BILD) June 27, 2018