GPL pole crashes through roof of Industrial Site home

first_imgChevon Harry, her two children and her reputed husband are contemplating alternative sleeping arrangements on Thursday evening after a GPL electric post came crashing through the roof of her apartment at Industrial Site Ruimveldt squatting area.The mother of a nine-year-old and six-year-old told Guyana Times that she was in the yard washing when the pole came crashing down. Up to late Thursday, the electric wires and the fuse were seen in the bedrooms of her home.She claimed several persons in the area called the power company and reported the matter and although a prompt response was promised, up to late Thursday evening, no one visited.The images provided indicate the woman’s house received substantial damage. She told Guyana Times that her two television sets fell to the floor as a result of the impact.As such, she is calling for full compensation for the damage suffered, adding that the lives of her family were put at risk.She was, however, thankful that no one was inside the house at the time of the incident. The post was reportedly attached to a section of the John Fernandes Container Yard.last_img read more

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first_imgMONTEBELLO – The City Council Wednesday extended Police Chief Garry Couso-Vasquez’s contract for another five years. “He’s done a great job for the city and has tremendous community support,” said Randy Narramore, interim city administrator. Couso-Vasquez said he wanted to retire as police chief for Montebello. Elks Lodge hosts fish fry today There will be signed detours in place to direct thru traffic around road closures. All businesses will have access to their buildings if needed. The following roads will be closed: Pioneer Boulevard between Los Nietos Road and Jersey Avenue; Pioneer Boulevard between Telegraph Road and Florence Avenue; Florence Avenue between Pioneer Boulevard; Studebaker Road and Orr and Day Road between Pioneer Boulevard and Florence Avenue and Telegraph Road between Norwalk Boulevard and the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway. The following offramps will be closed: The northbound Santa Ana (5) Freeway offramp; the northbound San Gabriel River (605) Freeway Telegraph Road east offramp and the southbound San Gabriel River (605) Telegraph Road offramp. For more information, call (562) 868-0511. Founders’ Day slated for Saturday WHITTIER – The city’s annual Founders’ Day will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Central Park, 6532 Friends Ave. A parade from City Hall to Central Park will begin the festivities at 9:30 a.m. There also will be performances from youth groups and exhibits from the Native American, Mexican and Quaker groups who resided in the Whittier area more than 100 years ago. Demonstrations and crafts from the era of Whittier’s founding explore daily life, culture and customs. Celebrate Mother’s Day at Elks Lodge The Whittier Elks Lodge #1258, located at 13620 Whittier Blvd., is hosting a Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The breakfast buffet will include eggs, bacon, sausage and omelettes and waffles made to order plus fresh fruit and pastry. The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children. For more information, call (562) 696-7117. Bluebird Gallery to host reception WHITTIER – The Bluebird Art Gallery will host an opening reception for expressionistic and figurative artists Yolanda Gonzalez and Oscar Sanabria from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, 6747 Bright Ave. Yolanda Gonzalez is a Pasadena-born artist whose work has shown in numerous countries around the world. Oscar Sanabria presents a collection of paintings that are characterized by a haunting and ethereal quality, which is largely due to his literal and metaphorical use of water in his work. Daily gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call (562) 696-9493. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – The Whittier Elks Lodge #1258, located at 13620 Whittier Blvd., is hosting a shrimp and fish fry today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lodge #1258, located at 13620 Whittier Blvd. The cost is $8 per person. For more information, call (562) 696-7117. Parade to force offramp closures SANTA FE SPRINGS – There will be several road and freeway offramp closures Saturday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. because of the city’s 50th Anniversary Parade. last_img read more

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