SOUTHLAND: BRIEFLY : LETTER CARRIERS SET FOR FOOD DRIVE TODAY.
One of the nation's largest drives to collect food for the needy is scheduled today by the National Association of Letter Carriers The National Association of Letter Carriers (or NALC) is a labor union for employees of the United States Postal Service who serve as letter carriers (informally, "mail carriers", "mailmen", or "postmen", although many are now in fact female). in conjunction with the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. Postal Service postal service, arrangements made by a government for the transmission of letters, packages, and periodicals, and for related services. Early courier systems for government use were organized in the Persian Empire under Cyrus, in the Roman Empire, and in medieval and United Way.
Last year, letter carriers collected more than 45 million pounds of food across the country.
People who want to donate food should leave it near their mailboxes for letter carriers to pick up when they deliver the mail. Only unopened canned, dried or powdered food will be collected. Perishable food such as fresh meat, bread, eggs and cheese will not be accepted, nor will glass, cash or checks.
SOURCE: - Daily News
Ritchie Valens Ritchie Valens (born Ricardo Steven Valenzuela, May 13 1941 – February 3 1959) was a pioneer of rock and roll and a forefather to the Latin Rock movement. Career tribute scheduled for park
PACOIMA - The San Fernando Valley San Fernando Valley
Valley, southern California, U.S. Northwest of central Los Angeles, the valley is bounded by the San Gabriel, Santa Susana, and Santa Monica mountains and the Simi Hills. teen who made it big with hits like ``La Bamba'' and ``Donna'' will be remembered this weekend at Ritchie Valens Park, which was renamed for him a couple of years ago.
Valens was 17 when he was killed in a Feb. 3, 1959, plane crash in Iowa with Buddy Holly Noun 1. Buddy Holly - United States rock star (1936-1959)
Charles Hardin Holley, Holly and J.P. ``The Big Bopper'' Henderson.
Born Richard Valenzuela on May 13, 1941, Valens was just hitting his stride and riding the pop charts with songs like ``Come on, Let's Go'' and ``Donna'' when he was killed. Several bands are scheduled to perform at the park today.
SOURCE: - Daily News
Man arrested in threat to state senator
SACRAMENTO - An Internet message declaring an ``open season'' on state Sen. Tim Leslie because of the lawmaker's authoring of a state measure that could have opened the way for the hunting of mountain lions has been traced to a 19-year-old college student in El Paso, Texas, according to authorities.
Jose Eduardo Saavedra was arrested on a no-bail warrant based on felony charges filed in Sacramento alleging that he made terrorist threats and threatened a public official, El Paso County El Paso County may refer to one of the following counties in the United States:
Leslie, a Republican, represents the Roseville area of Northern California.
SOURCE: - Associated Press