By Dennis McCarthy | PUBLISHED: February 2, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: February 2, 2019 at 6:00 am I got a call Monday from a cop at Topanga Division – LAPD Senior Lead Officer Duke Dao – who wanted to tell me about a 12-year-old kid named Daniel Adelson. It seems he’s gaining quite a reputation around the Valley as the keychain kid, and Duke thought he would be a good column. “He’s a real, nice kid,” he said. “A winner.” Duke knows I’m a sucker for winners. So, here’s the story of the key chain kid. Daniel had just turned 11 when he went to his dad with an idea for a community service project that was required before he could earn his black belt in karate that he’d been training for since he was 7. He wanted to make flat paracord bracelets, and sell them to raise $5,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society children’s cancer research. “Daniel felt it wasn’t fair that kids dying of cancer, unlike … [Read more...] about Dennis McCarthy: The ‘keychain kid’ turns a community service project into a mission
Culture Meghan Markle and Prince Harry joined the royal family for Christmas at Sandringham, where Queen Elizabeth II regularly spends the holiday. The couple, who are expecting their first child together, were spotted walking to Christmas church services on Tuesday morning. The holiday occasion marked the first Christmas celebration Markle, Duchess of Sussex, attended with her husband, the Duke of Sussex, since they tied the knot in May. The couple were all smiles as they walked the English countryside to the Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex leave after attending Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25 in King's Lynn, England. Stephen Pond/Getty Images Markle and Harry were accompanied by Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, respectively. William and Kate’s three children—Prince George, 5, Princess … [Read more...] about Royal Family Christmas Photos: Pregnant Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Attend Holiday Service
Everyone and their dog needs to get around (and out of) NYC to their families over the holidays, including the transit workers who have to work over Christmas and New Year's. Here are the holiday service changes you can expect the rest of this year. Subway Holiday Service Changes On both Christmas and New Year's Day, all subways will run according to Sunday schedules, which you can find a reminder about here. Many lines will not run express, and B and W trains will not run at all. From 9:30 pm on December 28 to 5 am on January 7, J trains will not run between Jamaica Center and 121 Street, with free shuttle buses making stops at Jamaica-Van Wyck and 121 Street. Between December 26 and 28, there will be no overnight L train service between Lorimer Street and 8 Avenue. Transit riders attempting to travel in that area between 10:30 pm and 5 am on those nights will have to use a shuttle bus in Brooklyn and the M14 bus in Manhattan. As a part of the MTA's Subway Action Plan, the 53 Street … [Read more...] about MTA gets construction for Christmas: will your holiday travel be impacted?
close Video Will Congress strike a deal to prevent government shutdown? It’s appearing increasingly likely that Congress and the White House will get a partial government shutdown just in time for Christmas. Parts of the federal government will shutter at midnight Friday if Congress and the White House can’t strike a deal. But the federal government and Democrats seem to be at an impasse, with funding for a border wall at the center of the fight. About one-quarter of the government would be affected in the event of a shutdown, including the departments of Homeland Security, Transportation, Agriculture, State and Justice, as well as national parks. Every agency has a contingency plan, as managed by the Office of Management and Budget. A shutdown would impact more than 800,000 people, including more than 420,000 who would still be required to work but without pay, Senate Democrats have estimated. More than 380,000 government employees would be furloughed, … [Read more...] about Would a government shutdown impact holiday travel, mail?
Share Tweet Share Email Comments Print ADVERTISEMENT The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority has extended until later this month its public-comment period for a host of service cuts — including elimination of all Sunday and holiday service — its leaders say is forced by flat revenue and rising costs. The deadline for submitting written comments about the plan to TARTA now is Nov. 13. James Gee, the transit authority’s general manager, said the board of trustees’ transit services committee will meet after that deadline to discuss public input received both in writing and during hearings the agency held last month after announcing the plan. But Mr. Gee gave no indication during a trustees meeting last week that the transit agency’s financial picture has changed much in the weeks following the cut proposal was announced. “We are a large city [transit agency] that is funded like a small city. ... We will do what we can to … [Read more...] about TARTA extends deadline for comments on service cuts