Another LeBron James mural vandalized in Southern California

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error A white stripe has been painted over James in an attempt to cross him out.Artists at work: Related Articles In both instances, the murals were displayed for a full day before they were vandalized.Initial Reaction: I actually liked this one https://t.co/vbBIGAKQbA— ひ (@Markburns_1) July 21, 2018 Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed center_img Since LeBron James’ decision to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, artist have taken the time to paint murals around Southern California that included James. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Update:The mural was fixed. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe mural located on Melrose Avenue and North Ogden Drive in the Fairfax District features James looking up at several Lakers legends along with the Staples Center and the Great Western Forum.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Lakers legends: (Left to Right) broadcaster Chick Hearn, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain.As seen in the image below, the latest mural featuring James has been vandalized. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers New Mural going up! pic.twitter.com/KlHHkkFggw— Lakers Dynasty 👑 #LakersNation (@LakersDynasty32) July 18, 2018The first LeBron James mural vandalized was in Venice.last_img read more

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Mason City’s Parks & Recreation Department finally has permanent home

first_imgMASON CITY — While most of the news surrounding the new multi-purpose center in downtown Mason City has dealt specifically with the opening of the arena, another milestone was reached today. The city’s Parks & Recreation Department opened their new office in the same wing of Southbridge Mall where the arena is located. Recreation Superintendent Brian Pauly says it’s nice for the department to finally have a permanent home after decades of being moved around different places throughout the city.  “Even before my time, we took abandoned schools, abandoned buildings, there are stories of the Rec Department actually being able to communicate in a two-story building because there’s holes in the floor. For us to actually hunker down in a permanent location for the next 40 years is outstanding, and to be part of the actual Renaissance project and the big movement of downtown is even greater to be part of this positive momentum that’s continuing to happen with the mall.” Pauly says having three program rooms solely designated for activities in the new office will continue the positive momentum of the department.  “The real nice thing is that we actually have designated programming rooms and meeting rooms. In the past, we’ve been kind of limited. If we run our summer camp program out of our office, which we have quite a bit for the last I think eight years, it kind of handcuffs us. If we want to run our child care program but then also do like a STEM camp with 4-H or Iowa State Extension or whatever, we can do it. If we want to hold a coaches meeting and a park board meeting on the same night in our office, we can actually do that, the other places, we would have no capability of doing that.” Pauly says having the office in a visible spot right outside the mall-side entrance to the arena is a big thing.  “People are  walking past us every time they come in through the mall entrance to the arena. Word of mouth and foot traffic is the best marketing you can even have, so just having a 2000-seat arena right next to us, and it can seat up to 4200 for concerts, we’re going to be seeing those people.”Pauly says it’s been great to solidify some partnerships in the community with the move next to the arena.  “We do a lot of community outreach and partnerships through our department, and just being connected with the arena has actually strengthened even more partnerships with this move, with our local businesses from Pretzelmaker and The Sports Page, all the way to getting strong ties with the North Iowa Bulls, the Figure Skaters and Mason City Youth Hockey.”Over the last three decades, the Parks & Recreation office has been several locations, including the old Garfield Elementary school site, Mohawk Square, the former Washington Elementary school building, and most recently next to the Mason City Senior Center in the 300 block of 4th Northeast.last_img read more

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Birthday boy Younger celebrates in style

first_imgWe teed off about half an hour earlier than booked for as we were the only golfers out there.  We attacked the course from white 1 tees and if I said that there was plenty of water on this course I would not be kidding. Some of the water carries were a bit too long for this golfer but other than that I found the course to be in great shape although the pin placements on a few of the holes were questionable.The weather was on the warm side with little or no breeze, ironically the only time the wind sprung up was when we were on the tee box and attempting to hit into it.  But that’s golf for you!Steve Younger came to play on his birthday and play he did.  Breaking his 61st year he did not show any signs of slowing down and took the day’s honors 4 shots ahead of Alex Field, with Bill Steinmann and Simon Niven filling the other spots on the podium.1st Steve Younger (13) 37pts2nd Alex Field (18) 33pts3rd Bill Steinmann (12) 32pts4th Simon Niven (11) 30ptsNear Pins: #2 – Jayson Schembri, #6 – Bill Steinmann, #11 – Lindsay Slender, #14 – Bill Steinmann.Long Putts: #18 – Jason Schembri.Note: The GS is a “friendly” golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers, young and old, male or female to have a hit on any of our weekly outings.  We generally play Mondays and Thursdays at one of the many fine golf courses in and around Pattaya.  Please contact Peter Grey if you are interested in playing on 0861 503086The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts.  Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays for open grass bowling at The Retreat Bowls Club. If you wish to partake just be at The Growling Swan before the bus departs at 10.00 am. The cost including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch is about 350 baht, so great value for a day out!  The bus usually returns at 3.30 pm. PSC Golf from The Growling SwanThursday, April 21, Parichat – StablefordFourteen golfers turned out to have a crack at Parichat Golf Course.  This was the first visit from our outlet and numbers were still a bit low as we were recovering from Songkran.  The price for our game was B1400, covering green fee cart and caddie.  Or only B800 if you wanted to walk!We gathered on the first tee and as we took our first look at this course a couple of things came to mind.  Jerry Dobbs had told the scribe that I would love this course and that it would suit me.  Well looking at the course layout (on the score card) and panic set in.  I hope you read this Dobbsy and get as much pleasure as possible; this is the hardest course that I have played.  Do the numbers 16 & 17 mean anything to you?  16 was the amount of points I scored and 17 the amount of balls donated to the water gods.Steve Younger.last_img read more

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Mann & McBride on the mark at St. Andrews

first_imgWe had the privilege of playing the B & D nines, but not from the tips; Capt’ Bob was lenient this week and nominated the tee of the day as white.  26 Outbackers tried their skills and Brain Maddox came in with the best score of the day, 39 points, to win Div B by two from Jerry Quin (37pts), who at long last has sorted out his tee shots.Kevin Fitzgerald with playing partners Capt’ Bob and Harry Moseley (right) and caddies at Burapha on Monday, April 25.Paul Young returned to the Outback with a win in Div A, 37 points, just ahead of Sel Wegner and Chris Fletcher both on 36.There were three ‘2’s from Jack Moseley, Bob Philp & Svenn Lund.Div A (0-15)1st Paul Young (12) 37pts2nd Chris Fletcher (12) 36pts3rd Sel Wegner (14) 36pts4th Bob Philp (10) 35ptsDiv B (16+)1st Brian Maddox (21) 39pts2nd Jeremy Quin (18) 37pts3rd Greg Hill (26) 37pts4th Steve Plant (16) 36ptsTuesday, April 26, Pattaya C.C. – StablefordTwenty-three Outbackers on the starting blocks but not so many completed the circuit as heavy rain interrupted the day’s play, rendering many of the greens unplayable, particularly for the later groups.  It did (the rain) eventually clear away but too late for some.Brian Maddox.Otherwise the course was OK but quiet, even if the greens were getting a little furry, making them slow.Dave Earthrowl clearly had no problem with them (the greens) as he notched up the day’s top score of 38 points to take Div A by three from Paul Smets and Svenn Lund, both with 35.  Mam Persson (Ms Seesa) made 33 points work for her to win Div B from Sid Ottaway on the same score and JinJo (Martin O’Neill), with 32.There were two ‘2’s from Kev Fitzgerald and Svenn Lund.Div A (0-20)1st David Earthrowl (20) 38pts2nd Paul Smets (17) 35pts3rd Svenn Lund (14) 35ptsDiv B (21+)1st Phompinmon Seesa (30) 33pts2nd Sid Ottaway (23) 33pts3rd Martin O’ Neill (27) 32ptsWednesday, April 27, Greenwood C & A – StablefordFive groups from the Outback (20 Outbackers) and a similar number from the Golf Club, were just about the only players on this superb golf course.  We started on loop C and the Golf Club started on loop A, all being able to play at a comfortable pace without any hold-ups.  The weather once again deteriorated as the round progressed but other than a short delay for the passing lightning, everybody was able to complete their round.Brian Maddox followed up his win on Monday at Burapha with another one here, taking Div B with only 34 points, from a new boy to the Outback, Greg Leblanc with 33, playing off an adjusted h’cap of 19.Sel Wegner topped the premier division with his 37, to follow his third place at Burapha and may see his handicap coming back down to 13 very soon.  The handicapper is slowly catching up with Owen Walkley, now down to 10, but he still managed to get himself into second place, scoring 35.We say goodbye to General Jack’s son, Harry, whose golf has come on leaps and bounds as he played in his first ever golf tournaments alongside his Dad; “he’s going to improve quickly”, said Jack, “no doubt next year when he returns, he will be giving me shots!”There were three ‘2’s from Owen Walkley, Michael Morrison and Sugar Ray.Div A (0-15)1st Sel Wegner (14) 37pts2nd Owen Walkley (10) 35pts3rd Bernie Stafford (12) 33ptsDiv B (16+)1st Brian Maddox (21) 34pts2nd Greg Leblanc (19) 33pts3rd Jean Paul Michiels (18) 33ptsFriday, April 29, St. Andrews – StablefordAll three nines at Khao Kheow were closed today as they were hosting a big tournament, so we moved to St. Andrews for a change, with our 32 Outbackers.  The Golf Club were there as well, as were The Caddyshack all enjoying a very attractive rate for the course.It was a slow round of about five hours but nevertheless many players were able to hold their concentration to run up some excellent scores, not least of all Joe Mooneyham whose 40 points was not enough to win his division, but considering he had two wipes it was a great effort to take second.Lawrie McBride had the day’s top score of 42 to win Div B, ahead of Joe, and third place was a long way back with three players tied on 34 points.Steve Mann headed the premier division with 40 points, two in front of Capt’ Bob with 38; whose 19 on the back nine was just enough to give him the edge over Mike Morrison’s 18.Joe Tynan’s 36 points got the nod over Andrew Makara as he (Joe) scored 20 on the back and 16 on the front, whereas Andy’s was the exact reverse.  Third place went to Brian Maddox (35pts), which completes a very successful week for him with two firsts and a third.There were five ‘2’s from Bob Philp, Steve Mann, Danny Medd, John Heaney & Joe Mooneyham.Div A (0-12)1st Steve Mann (9) 40pts2nd Bob Philp (10) 38pts3rd Michael Morrison (11) 38ptsDiv B (13-17)1st Lawrence McBride (15) 42pts2nd Joe Mooneyham (14) 40pts3rd Suzi Lawton (17) 34ptsDiv C (18+)1st Joe Tynan (29) 36pts2nd Andrew Makara (27) 36pts3rd Brian Maddox (21) 35pts PSC golf from The Outback Golf BarMonday, April 25, Burapha B & D – StablefordThere was an ASEAN PGA Tour event coming up here on 5th May, so preparations were under way erecting the stands, scoreboards, TV towers etc.  About a dozen Outbackers were due to play in the Pro-Am on Weds 4th May and were hoping for one of the big name Pros to play with, either way and whoever they got drawn with, it promised to be a great day out. last_img read more

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