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first_imgFor more information, call (562) 695-1217, Ext. 102. City beautification contest starting LA MIRADA – Spring is nearly here – time again for the city’s annual spring beautification contest. From March 21 through April 9, judges will be canvassing La Mirada neighborhoods, looking for beautifully maintained properties. All homes, businesses, schools and houses of worship will be included. Awards will be presented to more than 270 residents and businesses at a reception ceremony June 25 at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. For more information, call (562) 943-7277. Foster, adoptive families sought WHITTIER – The Children’s Bureau is looking for families interested in becoming foster or adoptive families. An orientation session will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 20 at the Whitwood Library, 10537 Santa Gertrudes Ave. Families can receive training, certification, funds and 24-hour support to aid in the care of their foster or adoptive children. For more information, call (800) 730-3933, Ext.0. Or visit www.all4kids.org. Free health tests for seniors planned WHITTIER – Health screenings for seniors will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. April 17 at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital’s Flo & Frank L. Scott Conference Center, 12401 Washington Blvd. The free carotid artery screenings are recommended for people 55 and older with a family history of stroke, hypertentsion, smoking, or heart disease. Space is limited; organizers asked residents to make reservations as soon as possible. For more information, call (562) 698-0811, Ext. 2444. Interactive book reading Friday LA MIRADA – Children 3 and older are invited to an interactive book reading at 7p.m. Friday a the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. The free event will feature the talented young cast of the Phantom Projects Education Theatre Group, who will read various childrens stories. Parent attendance is required. For more information, call (562) 943-7277. Golf tourney to benefit veterans SANTA FE SPRINGS – Veterans in Community Service Inc. invites everyone to participate in its annual awards golf classic, a tribute to the troops and their families. Registration is being taken now for the event, which will be held May 3 at the Industry Hills Golf Club in Industry. This year’s event will honor Sgt. Jesse Acosta, a combat veteran wounded in Iraq. Preceeds will provide scholarships for veterans and their families. For more information call (562) 204-0529. Or visit www.vicsinc.org. Lecture to focus on help for aging WHITTIER – Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, 12401 Washington Blvd., will hold a free lecture, “How to help your aging parent stay home,” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 20. William Hernandez will discuss accident prevention and offer tips and devices that can help older people stay independent and safe at home. For reservations, or for more information, call (562)698-0811, Ext. 2444. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ‘Living history’ event set at park WHITTIER – The next “living history” event at the Pio Pico State Historic Park, 6003 Pioneer Blvd., will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 24. The free event features old-fashioned games, guided tours of the historic home of Pio Pico, adobe brick-making demonstrations, bread-making demonstrations and more. “Living history” events are scheduled through the rest of the year. last_img read more

Man threatens to bomb Garda station and kill all in it

first_imgA man threatened to “bomb Milford Garda Station” and “kill all the Gardai in it.”Seamus McBride of 17 Moyle View, Milford appeared at Letterkenny District Court after an incident at the defendant’s family home on March 21 last year. Garda Sgt Jim Collins said the defendant’s brother contacted gardai to say the defendant was causing a disturbance.When gardai arrived, the defendant was standing by the fireplace and shouting aggressively at the mirror.He became more agitated when gardai arrived and shouted profanities at them.Gardai said it was clear that the defendant was under the influence of “some sort of intoxicant”.He was handcuffed and refused to get into the patrol car, placing his feet firmly on the ground. He then said he would “bomb Milford Garda Station and kill all the gardai in it”.On arrival at the station, the defendant continued to be aggressive and refused to sit down. He then proceeded to spit directly into the face of Garda Dempsey with his saliva going into the garda’s eyes, nose and mouth. He also spat in the face of Sergeant McGee.The court heard that McBride has a number of previous convictions and had been bound to keep the peace for a period of two years on June 18 last year.He has since written a letter of apology to the gardai involved which Sergeant Collins said has been “noted and accepted”.Solicitor for the defendant, Mr Gordon Curley, said his client accepted that his behaviour was “shocking and disgusting”.He said the 29-year-old had suffered with drug and alcohol addiction and had completed a programme at Whiteoaks rehabilitation centre. At the time of this incident he suffered a relapse brought about by the break-up of his relationship.“He is ashamed of his actions and is now back on the right track. He has not come to the adverse attention of gardai since this incident,” added Mr Curley.He also told the court that McBride has since moved out of the Milford area and spends his time between Ramelton and Creeslough.Judge Kelly noted the defendant has an “unfortunate record for a similar type of behaviour”.He adjourned matters until October 14 to allow for the preparation of a Community Service Suitability and other relevant reports from the Probation and Welfare Service.Man threatens to bomb Garda station and kill all in it was last modified: June 18th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bombcourtGarda stationMilfordthreatslast_img read more