SF Missions La Rondalla Closed

first_img 0% La Rondalla, the Mexican restaurant and cantina at 901 Valencia St., closed down quietly sometime last week and posted a handwritten note in its storefront window informing patrons of its closure. The inconspicuous note thanked the community for its patronage and appeared to have been posted some time before the weekend, but as of Monday, it had been taken down. “We are closing – God Bless you,” the note read. “P.S. We Love you all.”Luna Barrios, who along with her sister had managed the 64-year-old family business after it returned from a seven-year hiatus in 2014, declined to confirm whether the closure was permanent or to speak about what led to it. “We are figuring out what to do with the space for the time being,” said Barrios. Neighbors confirmed that service had been halted at the restaurant since last week.“They haven’t been open in the last week, maybe a little longer,” said Melissa Richmond, an employee at Dog Eared Books at 900 Valencia St, directly across the street from La Rondalla. “I was surprised because there are a lot of soccer games going on right now and they usually draw in crowds for that.” Known for its potent margaritas, mariachis and year-round Christmas decorations, La Rondalla became a Mission classic that attracted families during the day and fed late-night bar goers at hours when many other restaurants in the area stopped serving.  The story of La Rondalla began in 1951, when Carlos and Esperanza Barrios first opened in the 2,500 square-foot restaurant space on the ground-floor of a building on the corner of 20th and Valencia streets, which they purchased in the 1990s.During its early years, the restaurant became somewhat of an unofficial hangout for gay Latinos and  featured performances by transgender artist and mariachi singer Alberta Nevaerez, who was better known to the community as “Teresita la Campesina,” according to Preserving LGBT Historic Sites in California, an online archive dedicated to memorializing places associated with LGBT history throughout the state. The group first posted about La Rondalla’s closure on Facebook on July 24. In the late 1980s, ownership was delegated to Barrios’ son, Carlos Cruz Barrios, who ran the restaurant for some 20 years and also inherited the building.Despite its longstanding history in the community, this is not the restaurant’s first closure.In 2007, the Health Department moved in to shut down the establishment following several violations that included a rodent infestation. For years, the space lay dormant as the family scrambled to meet health codes and underwent renovations. Barrios turned down multiple offers to sell the space, and in 2011 transferred the restaurant’s ownership to his daughters, Luna and Betty, following his own health scares.“I’m not going to be around forever,” Barrios told Mission Local in 2011.Still, announcements of a grand re-opening were followed by years of delay. In 2012, Luna cited “financial troubles” and bureaucratic delays reasons for La Rondalla’s years-long hiatus. The Barrios family faced additional problems in 2015 when the city sued them after tenants alleged that they were struggling to keep up with their obligations as landlords.  When La Rondalla was finally resurrected in May 2014, the restaurant faced an immediate setback when original chef Mario Hernandez died on Valencia street that same month. But the Barrios family was determined to keep the family business going, and invested over $500,000 in renovations that included outfitting its bar with flat screen TVs replacing and more modern decor – bright orange walls and lively artwork.It is unclear what will happen with the space or if a future resurrection under the family name is in La Rondalla’s cards. We will update the story once we know more. center_img Tags: restaurants Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

TICKETS for Super Leagues Magic Weekend are now o

first_imgTICKETS for Super League’s Magic Weekend are now on sale – and at prices that are too good to miss.Returning to the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, following a successful visit in 2012, all 14 Super League clubs will again be in action over the weekend of Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26 and season ticket holders can take advantage of 50 per cent off!Saints will take on Warrington on the Saturday and have already got one over their rivals this season.The Magic Weekend 2013 opens at noon on Saturday May 25 with Catalan Dragons versus London Broncos before local rivals Castleford Tigers and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats go head to head from 2.15pm.Local bragging rights will be no more valuable than in the third match on Saturday, with the Hull derby kicking off at 4.30pm before St Helens and Warrington Wolves provide the final Rugby League showpiece from 6.45pm.Sunday’s action gets underway at 3.00pm with Salford City Reds clashing with Widnes Vikings followed by Bradford Bulls and Huddersfield Giants facing each other at 5.15pm.A memorable weekend will reach a crescendo with the battle between Grand Final winners Leeds Rhinos and 2012 League Leaders Wigan Warriors from 7.30pm.You can buy your ticket from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or by logging on here.Prices are:Category  Reserved Seating  Unreserved Seating Adult Conc AdultConc   Daily Regular £45 £22.50 £30 £15 STH £22.50 £11.25 £15 £7.50  Weeekend Regular £60 £30 £45 £22.50 STH £30 £15 £22.50 £11.25last_img read more

MEET David RoeHe has raised close to £1000 for S

first_imgMEET David Roe!He has raised close to £1,000 for St Helens Autism Support by shaving his head.Inspired by our new Magic shirt, he lost is luscious locks – and handed over the results of his spoils to Mike Denning from the charity and the Saints’ squad last week.“Firstly I would like to say a massive thank you the Saints and St Helens Autism Support for making me and my wife Angie so welcome,” David said. “I would also like to thank my daughter Kirsty and Mike Appleton for organising the visit, of which I had no idea I was going to meet the team. I was honoured to be allowed in and be able to watch them train before the game against Salford.“Being at the time a rugby union fan, my love of rugby league began four years ago, when my other daughter Kelly bought me a rugby league shirt for Christmas. Not to disappoint her I promised I would attend a game. So I booked tickets for myself and Angie not knowing what to expect or even knowledge of the rules.“To my delight from the kick off we were hooked and have visited most of the league grounds on our travels. I was taken in by the speed at which the game is played; it is literally end to end non-stop. The fitness and commitment of all the players is a credit to the sport. We have had great pleasure meeting various supporters and enjoying a friendly drink and banter with them after the games. I would recommend any Union supporter to go and see for themselves, they will not be disappointed.“The highlight of following league was last year when we attended the Magic Weekend, what a spectacle! Twelve sets of fans at one venue all having a good time enjoying the atmosphere and banter with the bonus of six absolutely brilliant games. I enjoyed it so much I was almost sad to see it end.“Which leads me onto St Helens Autism Support. Last year we supported the Bobby Robson trust by purchasing the shirt. I had been growing my hair for sixteen months to have it shaved and raise money for autism. Autism is close to our hearts with Lewis on Angie’s side of the family and Kirsty is godparent to Max.“That decided, I heard via the Saints that this year they were supporting autism by the sale of their shirts. I thought it would be a nice gesture being a fan, to donate my sponsorship money to St. Helens Autism Support.“After all the club gives so much to the community it’s rewarding to be able to support the team, not only on the pitch but off as well.“Autism is now gaining more and more recognition and publicity, with the support of a great team like St Helens, it will continue to do so.”last_img read more

We wont stop Victims family in SC transport van case wants policy

first_img One of those women was Allison and Charles’ mother.Now-former correctional officers Stephen Flood and Joshua Bishop survived but were unable to save Wendy Newton, 45, of Shallotte, and Nicolette Green, 43, of Myrtle Beach.Flood and Bishop have been fired and charged.Related Article: Wilmington Mayor: ‘Once it’s upon us, we can’t save you’“We don’t want anybody to go through what we’ve been through and are still going through. It’s not like, just like it’s passed and gone. It’s still an every day thing. This was our mother. It’s not going to go away, so we can do as best as we can to make sure other kids don’t have to lose their mom, their dad” Charles said.Read more here. Interview with Wendy Newton’s family. (Photo: WPDE) TABOR CITY, NC (WPDE) — Allison and Charles Newton’s lives forever changed on Sept. 18 when their mother, Wendy Newton, drowned in the back of an Horry County Sheriff’s Office transport van.It happened in the days following Hurricane Florence when two Horry County Sheriff’s Office correctional officers drove through flood waters with two mental health patients trapped in the back.- Advertisement – last_img read more

UNCW Presents and Opera Wilmington gearing up for 3rd Annual Lumina Festival

first_img “We’re really excited to be bringing Rhiannon Giddens of Carolina Chocolate Drops fame back to the stage along with acclaimed jazz artist Regina Carter and award-winning author Jeremiah Sullivan who will be collaborating on a piece called ‘Lost Love Song,’” said UNCW Marketing and Communication Specialist Emmanuel Mitcham.Some of the other performances will include Opera Wilmington’s La Boheme and a Shakespearean performance by Alchemical Theatre’s group, Make Trouble. Other fun events include a poetry jam and a Salsa party.The festival will also present a street fair called Hooked on Arts on July 13-14 to be held outside UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium.“It’s a celebration of the healing aspect of the arts as it pertains to arts-based therapy and this event is a collaboration of UNCW’s College of Health and Human Services and the Office of the Arts,” Mitcham said.Hooked on Arts is free to the public and features art vendors, food trucks and entertainment with Mr. Mark and Mr. Scooter.Tickets to the festival range from $10-$50 depending on the performance.“There’s something for everyone here and once again I’d like to highlight how affordable it is, there’s a whole slew of free events,” Mitcham said. “We want everybody to come out.”To learn more about the Lumina of the Arts Festival or to purchase tickets, click here. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Lumina Festival of the Arts, presented by UNCW Presents and Opera Wilmington, celebrates the arts in the coastal south and it’s coming here to Wilmington.The festival takes place July 12-28 and features opera, theatre, dance, film, music, visual art and performance poetry.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Holly Grange announces shes entering 2020 governors race

first_imgHolly Grange (Photo: Holly Grange) RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A North Carolina state legislator has entered the 2020 gubernatorial race, providing a rival in the Republican primary for Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, who’s been preparing for years to seek the party’s nomination.State Rep. Holly Grange of Wilmington announced her candidacy on Thursday in a campaign video. Grange called herself a “pro-business law-and-order, Trump-supporting conservative.”- Advertisement – The Republican nominee is likely to take on Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who is planning a re-election bid.Grange has served in the legislature since 2016. Her video touched on themes designed to connect with the state party’s conservative base, including immigration, abortion and gun rights.In an interview, she downplayed differences with Forest, but says it’s good for primary voters to have a choice, and ultimately her campaign is about unseating Cooper.last_img read more

Manchester United succumb to second league defeat

first_img SharePrint <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a7617b59&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=128&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=a7617b59&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Tottenham Hotspurs outclassed Manchester United in today’s Premier League match as Mauricio Pochettino’s side scored three goals at Old Trafford.England international Harry Kane scored his second goal of the new season with a header at the begin of the second half after a goalless 45 minutes. Lucas Moura increased Tottenham’s advantage two minutes later thanks to a low shot following a precise pass by Christian Eriksen.Things went from bad to worse for Jose Mourinho’s side as Moura scored his second of the evening after defender Chris Smalling failed to stop the former Paris Saint Germain forward from beating a helpless David De Gea.WhatsApplast_img read more

ACI Uganda Introduces Initiative to Drive Financial Literacy Among Disadvantaged Communities

first_imgMr Benoni Okwenje, the new Chairman of the ACI Financial Markets Association of Uganda. Advertisement ACI Uganda over the weekend announced a new partnership with its members as well as different stakeholders to give back to the community. ACI Uganda’s membership consists of dealers in the treasury departments of commercial banks.The members of ACI Uganda, through the 24 commercial banks in the country, drive market growth, awareness and development.Speaking at the dinner at Golden Tulip in Kampala, ACI Uganda Chairman and Stanbic Bank Uganda’s Head of Fixed Income; Benoni Okwenje said the association believes extending kindness to the community is the only investment that never fails. – Advertisement – “We were given two hands, one to help ourselves and the other to help others,” said Benoni.In 2016, the association was able to raise UGX34 million for the Bless a Child Foundation, a home for children living with Cancer. This year, the proceedings will go to Salama School for the Blind because most of the children cannot afford specialized scholastic materials. TFK-Read-Write School clubs, on the other hand is instrumental in raising the deteriorating reading and writing culture throughout Ugandan schools.“We’re grateful to ACI Uganda for taking the initiative to support our students so they can access these materials and perform better in their studies,” said Francis Kinubi; Head teacher and Co-Founder of Salama School.Francis said books and other scholastic materials for the blind at all levels of education are hard to come by in Uganda. He further added that most parents of these blind students are poor and therefore cannot afford these resources.Mr Benoni Okwenje (L), the Chairman ACI Uganda interact with Mr Francis Kinubi (R), the Salama School of the Blind Co-founder and Headmaster during the launch of the association CSR initiative towards the school.TFK-Read-Write School Clubs Patron Director Frank Kabushenga added in his remarks said, they’ve carried out several projects over the years which include, setting up read and write clubs in a dozen schools, providing reading materials to the club and the publication of various books by local writers and more.“This support from ACI will ensure that we realize our dream of rolling out this program across the entire country,” he said.Incorporated in 2015, ACI Uganda serves Uganda’s financial sector and is affiliated to ACI Financial Markets Association (ACIFMA), the global body established in 1955 that is focused on enhancing best market practice and supporting financial market participants to adhere to principles of ethical conduct.last_img read more

BENS BLOG Long Live the Star Army

first_img[dropcap]B[/dropcap]log, I don’t know what’s happening at the moment, but we, The Star Army, are falling, all over the place..!Stevie ‘Sex-Shop’ Warner (pictured, right), one of our most loyal soldiers, from Leicester, has, most unreasonably, had to nick an unsuspecting passer-by’s kidney.And what the bloody-hell’s wrong with young Lewis Brown.? He’s only a baby..! Poor Lewis, has had to have a large lump removed, and I’m not just talking about a pile of his dad, bookmaker, Bo’s, huge amount of readdies..!!We send our love to both…In other news:I write to you, from a taxi, on the way to Heathrow. I’m off to Spain, with Belindabelle, for an enforced Group-Socialising-and-Family-Stuff Holiday. But to take some of the pain away, (as I’m the most fidgety and annoying traveller in the whole World – as you can imagine, I’m sure!), we’ve organised a right old coup. BA flights. Yes, Blog! THANK GOD; the last outpost of hope, for any Not-Staff; British Airways. Us Fat-Whiteys need room to spread out, you know? Yes, yes..you still have to do the journey, so what’s the difference really? Not having to sit near any Unpleasant-Puntery-Types: THAT’S THE DIFFERENCE, BLOG.!!Over and out, B xlast_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Weds Movers and Specials

first_imgWelcome to Starters Orders. Julie Collier with our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Wednesday 24 OctoberJULIE COLLIER Introduces the afternoon daily specials and offers on Wednesday:<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>SARAH KINSELLA Introduces the evening daily specials and offers on Wednesday:<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> HORSE RACING2.35 NewmarketLight And Dark 15/8 > 5/43.00 WorcesterGunfleet 4/1 > 2/15.10 FontwellA Little Chaos 11/2 > 11/4LIVE FOOTBALLUEFA Champions League Group Stage20:00 BT Sport ESPN8/15 Barcelona21/4 Inter Milan10/3 DRAWUEFA Champions League Group Stage20:00 BT Sport 2 / BT Sport 4K UHD1/12 Liverpool28/1 Crvena Zvezda11/1 DRAWBET NOW starsports.bet or 08000 521 321last_img read more