The ruling Unity Party (UP) yesterday announced the names of partisans qualified to contest for positions at the party’s upcoming National Convention scheduled in Gbarnga from July 7-9.The Chairman of the party’s election committee, Clarence Massaquoi, announced Vice President Joseph Boakai as the sole Standard Bearer candidate as his opponent, Dr. Toga G. Mcintosh, withdrew and resigned because of what he called controversies in the conduct of the upcoming process.“As we speak, Joe Boakai will go unopposed for the Standard Bearer position,” Massaquoi said, adding that the position of National Secretary General remains open to qualified partisans.According to him, four categories, including the Standard Bearer, are created in line with the party’s constitution.For the Youth Congress, Kansualism Berk Kansuah and Curtis Dorley applied to contest. Both of them have met all the requirements for the position.Whroway Bryant, up to press time, remains the only applicant to contest for the Vice Chairman of the Youth Congress, while Lawrence A. D. Kanuwah and F. Alphonso Y. Belleh II will be contesting for the Secretary General position.Vying for the Deputy Secretary General position are Arthur Wogbeh and Sampson J. Nyan, while Joshua D. Garteh and Fata K. Johnson will be running for Treasurer.As for the Women’s Congress, five women, including Helena Doe-Knuckles, Selena Polson Mappy, Jacqueline M. Capehart, Lwuopu G. Kandakai and Macaetoh P. Wreh Togba will be chasing the votes of their fellow partisans to occupy the seat of Chairperson.Betsy T. Kuoh and Patience B. Randall will be neck to neck for the seat of Vice Chairperson of the Women’s Congress, while Ophelia J. Swen- Kennedy and Danlette Tonia Dean will contest for the Secretary General spot.For the positions of Deputy Secretary General and Treasurer, Cleopatra K. Taylor and Valarie D.C. Williams will each go unopposed.The outgoing Secretary General, Wilmot Paye, will contest unopposed for the National Chairman position, while Neto Zarzar Lighe Sr. and Stephen Y. Nuefville will go against each other for the National Vice Chairman spot.Others are Omega S. Brown and Isaac F. Mannah Sr., who are poised to contest for the Vice Chairman for Governmental Affairs and Dee-Zoe Lake and J. Cole Bangalu will contest for Vice Chairman of Interparty and National Elections Commission Affairs.The position of National Deputy Secretary General will be contested for by Arthur Bestman, Patrick Tarnue Worzie and Andrea Sartee, while Ben A. Fofana, Edmund Forh Forh and Jannie Williams will chase votes for the National Treasurer seat.Meanwhile, Len Eugene Nagbe and Henry Fahnbulleh, who were both earlier disqualified from contesting the National Secretary General position, are now encouraged to reapply as the seat will be vacant because Mr. Paye is vying for the Chairmanship.Mr. Nagbe and Mr. Fahnbulleh were earlier found guilty of not paying their regular party dues.For his part, the Chairman of the Convention, Prince Moye, said the elections will be conducted in a free, fair and transparent manner void of any external interference.“There is no need for anyone vying for any position to doubt the credibility of the elections committee as we are very mindful of the fact that we are going to the 2017 legislative and presidential elections, and those to be elected will be expected to run the affairs of the party for the next six years,” Moye said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ LATEST STORIES ‘People evacuated on their own’ 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw View comments 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Well I can be brutally frank, I can say what I saw, what people saw, and for me at this stage of my career I don’t need to sugarcoat things,” said Pumaren Sunday at Ynares center here.Pumaren, a five-time UAAP champion coach, berated his players after the sorry loss that pushed the Soaring Falcons to the brink of elimination with a 4-7 card.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“I say what I see and it’s up to you to accept it. If you go back to your shell, it’s going to speak highly of yourself but you have to take this as a challenge,” said Pumaren, who’s also a nine-time PBA champion as a player. “You prove to yourself that you’re a better player.”UP, which remained in second place at 7-4, went into a 21-5 run to close out the fourth quarter as Adamson struggled to get into its offensive schemes and turned the ball over nine times in the period alone. DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Gago’ Brownlee, Ginebra whip Magnolia for 3-2 record Photo from UAAPANTIPOLO—Adamson head coach Franz Pumaren expressed his disappointment following another collapse by the Falcons in a crucial loss to University of the Philippines in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament.The Falcons imploded when it mattered most as they squandered a 12-point lead in the fourth quarter after getting outscored, 24-11.ADVERTISEMENT Pumaren singled out Val Chauca, who finished with 19 total points but scored just two in the second half, for his sloppy play in the final period.“The guy that was supposed to give the killer punch turned the ball over,” said Pumaren of Chauca, who had two crucial miscues in the final frame.Despite the painful loss, Pumaren said all hope is not lost for his team with still three games left in their elimination round campaign and only Ateneo (12-0) is assured of a semifinals ticket.The Falcons, however, will have to sweep their remaining games to give themselves a chance for a Final Four berth.“We’re still in this situation, but everything depends on us,” said Pumaren.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist
Stuart Pearce has told talkSPORT up-and-coming players are being promoted to England’s senior team too fast, and fears it could have implications for the Three Lions’ future.Ever since his appointment as manager, Roy Hodgson has been quick to reward young stars for their domestic form with a full call-up.Raheem Sterling, Ross Barkley, Harry Kane, John Stones and Luke Shaw were all presented with an early road into the senior fold, and, despite Sterling, Stones and Shaw still being eligible for under-21 duty, are now deemed regulars for the first-team.Tottenham’s midfielder Dele Alli is the most recent Young Lion to receive the call from Hodgson, with the 19-year-old earning two caps over the international break for cameo appearances against Estonia and Lithuania – back-to-back wins which saw England qualify for Euro 2016 with a 100 per cent qualfying record.But Pearce wants the starlets to stay in the Under-21 fold for as long as possible, to ensure their development on the international stage isn’t hampered.“I don’t think enough of our young players have enough tournament experience before they step onto the senior international stage,” he told Colin Murray.“The average age of the team has come down since the World Cup, which in one way is refreshing, but on the other side of that the alarm bells ring to me, because I know that we’ve got young players in the senior squad who should still be with the Under-21s.“Joe Hart, James Milner, Gary Cahill and Theo Walcott, what do they have in common? There’s a thread that goes through these players.“Hart and Walcott have got over 20 Under-21 caps, Milner is the record holder with 46 and Cahill had a few. All great professionals and they’ve been there all the way through the England side.“I’ve been putting this message out since I started as England Under-21 manager in 2007. I went to my first tournament after six months in the job and got to a semi-final. I came back to the FA and sat in front of the board, I looked across the table to David Gill and said, ‘listen, if you would have given me Wayne Rooney (who was age appropriate at the time) we would have won that competition and I’d have the trophy in front of you now’. But they didn’t want to do that because they thought he was a senior player, and maybe rightly so.“That same thing went on with Luke Shaw last summer. Everyone wanted to take Luke Shaw to the World Cup, but he shouldn’t have gone. He should be going to Under-21 tournaments.“He went to Brazil but doesn’t play and then he didn’t play in the subsequent Under-21 tournament. Now he’s got himself injured and probably won’t play in the European Championships, too. All of a sudden Luke Shaw, one our most talented young players and a £25million investment for Manchester United, has no tournament experience.“Dele Alli – what is he doing in the senior squad at this moment in time? He might be there on merit, he’s been in good form for Tottenham and I can accept that. But what I can’t accept is that he played for two minutes against Estonia and comes on for another 20 minutes against Lithuania.“I would personally rather still see him in the Under-21s, playing with Gareth’s team tonight in a qualifier and getting a bank of experience which then takes him into the seniors in the future. It’s a vicious cycle.”
Despite pleas from education and city leaders, more than 25 percent of Los Angeles Unified’s secondary school students were absent Monday as hundreds of thousands of people rallied for immigration reform. District officials could not say how many of the nearly 72,000 absences – 27 percent of sixth- to 12th-graders – were linked to the demonstrations, but noted that just 10 percent of middle and high school students were marked absent a year earlier. The absences could cost the district more than $2.1 million in attendance-based state funding, more than double the amount lost in student walkouts held in late March to protest federal legislation that would crack down on illegal immigrants. LAUSD officials plan to ask the state to restore some of the lost funding. But educators say they incorporated immigration issues into their curriculum, informed students and heard their concerns. San Fernando High Assistant Principal Kelly Welsh said forums, debates and instruction on current events introduced after walkouts in March brought students into the immigration discussion. “The atmosphere here today is really good,” Welsh said. “A few kids said to me that they made their statement with the last walkouts and they didn’t need to take part in this one.” Officials estimate that 27,000 students participated in rallies on March 27; 11,000 on March 28; and 211 students on March 29. According to district policy, students who walk out of class or fail to have an excused absence will not be suspended, but they must make up the instructional time either after school or on a Saturday. San Fernando Valley schools reported minimal disruption in instruction, but they did experience dips in enrollment. At the 4,500-student North Hollywood High School, where 72 percent of the student population is Latino, 630 students were absent. “For the most part, our kids have been quiet today, almost disturbingly so,” Assistant Principal John Ralles said. “You hope they would be talking about this.” San Fernando High junior Jessica Veloz said she felt she would make a bigger statement if she came to school rather than participate in the protests. “To me, it doesn’t matter if I come to school or stay home because it has nothing to do with me. I’m a U.S. citizen,” the 16-year-old San Fernando resident said. “I think it ruins the chance for them (protesters) because it shows people that they didn’t want to go to school or to work.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3722160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“Certainly, the impact is loss of education to a number of young people that to me is a critical loss and secondly, the district suffers financial loss as well,” said Dan Isaacs, LAUSD’s chief operating officer. “One can argue it’s a social experience and it’s perhaps a learning experience being part of a political activity, but this is a time of (standardized) testing and I think the youngsters in school profited immensely by being in their classes.” In advance of Monday’s rallies, district Superintendent Roy Romer, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Cardinal Roger Mahony and state Superintendent Jack O’Connell urged students to stay in school and participate in late afternoon demonstrations. But critics said the district failed to make Monday’s classes sufficiently interesting and relevant to persuade students to attend class. “Schools had a tremendous opportunity today to show the issues that are there with debates, assemblies and films, and I think most of them dropped the ball,” said Sal Castro, coordinator of LAUSD’s Chicano Youth Leadership Conferences Inc.
Lorenzo Insigne is set to reject Liverpool’s interest to stay at Napoli 1 Liverpool target Lorenzo Insigne has revealed his desire to remain at Napoli and hopes to sign a new contract extension.Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, a keen admirer of the 25-year-old, had shown signs of reported interest in the midfielder during the summer window.However, Calciomercato now claim that Insigne will remain in Serie A with Napoli and end speculation of a move away.Following Saturday’s victory over Bologna, the Italy international said: “I am not thinking about it [a contract extension] but I want to stay in Naples.“We will try to find the right solution for both myself and the team.”
(661) 257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2In a letter sent to the college last week, Gillis wrote that he was unable to fully dedicate himself to his work on the college board because of changes in his work situation. In 2004, Gillis also said his work duties at Lockheed Martin were taking up too much of his time and resigned as board vice president, but stayed on as a trustee. Gillis’ wife, Roberta, former president of the Santa Clarita Democratic Club, died in April of complications from a stroke. Gillis could not be reached for comment. He served 11 years on the board. The board is accepting applications and hopes to appoint a replacement for Gillis in August or September. The replacement would still face a November 2007 election to keep the post. email@example.com VALENCIA – The College of the Canyons board will appoint a replacement for member Ron Gillis, who resigned, and is asking residents to apply for the post. Faced with a projected $500,000 cost to hold an election to fill the position, the elected board voted 4-0 Tuesday to appoint a replacement for Gillis. March is the earliest the election legally could be held for a term that expires in November 2007. “The potential for a $500,000 cost for (less than) a one-year appointment, I could not vote for that,” said board member Joan MacGregor. “It’s not a positive use of the college’s funds.”
CINCINNATI – Federated Department Stores Inc. reported better-than-expected second-quarter results on Wednesday and raised its forecast for the second half of the year as it converts more stores to the Macy’s nameplate. The company reported net income of $317 million, or 57 cents a share, for the quarter ended July 29, compared with $148 million, or 42 cents a share, a year ago. Revenue nearly doubled to just under $6 billion from $3.62 billion a year ago. The report drove up share prices 2 percent. Federated expects to finish converting the May Department Stores properties it acquired last year to Macy’s in September, making it the first nationwide department store chain. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesExcluding May Co. merger integration costs and related inventory valuation adjustments of 19 cents per share, and gains on the sale of credit receivables of 21 cents per share, the company posted earnings from continuing operations of 49 cents per share in the latest quarter. That exceeded internal guidance for net income of 39 cents to 44 cents. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial, on average, had forecast an adjusted profit of 44 cents per share on sales of $6.14 billion. Latest-quarter results included a previously announced cash refund from the Internal Revenue Service, which shaved Federated’s income tax bill and interest expense. The IRS benefit bolstered profit by 16 cents per share. The company said sales in stores open at least one year – a closely watched performance gauge known as same-store sales – rose 4.6 percent during the quarter. “We were pleased to have exceeded our earnings guidance this quarter, indicating that the Federated-May Company integration process remains solidly on track,” said Terry Lundgren, Federated’s chairman, president and CEO. “We are still in the process of transitioning the former May Company locations with significant merchandise assortment change-outs, clearance sales of discontinued inventory and remodeling activity, which is disruptive to the business, and our sales performance in these stores continues to lag.” Lundgren said Federated expects “a more normalized pace of activity” after the nameplate changes in September. For the year to date, sales were $11.93 billion, compared with $7.26 billion last year. Net income was $265 million, or 47 cents a share, compared with $271 million, or 78 cents a share, a year ago. Federated forecast third-quarter earnings of 15 to 20 cents a share and $1.40 to $1.50 per share for the fourth quarter, up from a previous view of $1.50 to $1.62 per share for the combined periods. Full-year earnings are expected to range from $2 to $2.15 per share, excluding merger integration costs and related inventory adjustments and other items. Wall Street is predicting earnings of 24 cents and $1.49 per share for the third and fourth-quarters, respectively. Analyst estimates typically exclude one-time items. Federated said same-store sales are expected to rise between 3 percent and 5 percent in each of the third and fourth quarters of 2006, up from an earlier forecast of 2 percent to 4 percent. The company backed its third-quarter sales forecast of $5.9 billion to $6.1 billion, and reaffirmed expectations for fourth-quarter sales of $9.1 billion to $9.4 billion. Federated shares rose 67 cents to close at $34.46 on the New York Stock Exchange. Shares have traded in the range of $28.78 to $39.69 in the past year.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The newlyweds stayed with friends for a year before moving on to the Dominican Republic and finally Los Angeles in 1943. Once there, Alonso and her family opened a “mom and pop” store called “La tienda de Los Espanoles” – the store of the Spaniards. Later they expanded to a bigger store on what is now Cesar Chavez Avenue. In the 1950s, the Alonso family with its six children moved to the suburbs of Arcadia, where she resided until moving to Monrovia in 1999. As they grew successful, the family began purchasing real estate in their old East Los Angeles neighborhood. After her husband died in the 1990s, Alonso donated a complex of retail stores and two apartments to a community job training center. In her retirement, Alonso became an unofficial diplomat for Monterey Park, taking a delegation of residents to Taiwan. She also volunteered and donated heavily to the city’s libraries. Alonso was especially enthusiastic about the Rose Parade, which she attended ritualistically each year, rushing home to catch replays on television. Her biggest disappointment was that she couldn’t send a videotape of the parade to relatives in Spain – because Europe was on a different VHS system. “She was so upset; she really loved the Rose Bowl,” Mullen said. Alonso is survived by one sister, five children, 12 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Virgil Alonso said his mother was a model for the younger generations of her family. “She survived a lot of turmoil in the world and basically rose above it,” he said. “You never saw any bitterness.” firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4494160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesWhile the woman with little formal education may not make it into history books, her immigrant success story is worth celebrating, said her daughter, Virginia Mullen. “She was a real pioneer,” Mullen said. “Obstacles didn’t deter her.” Born on May 13, 1915, in Gandia, Spain, Alonso lost both parents as a young child and was raised in a Catholic orphanage. She married Francisco Alonso Sr., a medical student at the University of Madrid, just as the Spanish Civil War broke out. Both husband and wife were politically involved and vocally opposed to Franco. Sensing danger, they fled through the mountains to France. “It was a spur-of-the- moment thing – basically they had to leave,” said her son, Virgil Alonso. ALHAMBRA – As a young woman during the Spanish Civil War, Amparo Soriano Alonso said she walked across the Pyrenees mountains, fleeing the Franco regime along with her husband. Arriving in California penniless, Alonso and her family built up a string of businesses and real-estate investments in East Los Angeles, most of which she eventually gave away to local charities. The mother of six also donated time and money in Monterey Park, where her oldest son, Francisco Alonso, is a former mayor. Alonso died Aug. 15 at Arcadia Methodist Hospital. She was 91.
Marseille will be able to make their loan move for Aston Villa defender Jordan Amavi permanent for a modest £8.9m.According to L’Equipe, Marseille have already agreed the fee with Villa as part of the initial loan for the full back.Amavi drew a line under his time at Villa in the summer after a total of just 44 league appearances over an injury hit two years.But he has made a flying start to life back in his homeland and his impressive form has resulted in a call up to the star-studded France squad.If he stays fit it seems certain that Marseille will decide to sign him permanently and £8.9m for a 23-year-old international seems like a bargain.It will also represent a small profit for Villa, who paid £7.7m to sign him from Nice in July 2015. 1 Jordan Amavi has impressed back in France
Time Warner Cable began servicing local Adelphia and Comcast cable TV customers this week, a change that industry experts say will improve response times and broaden viewers’ options. “Adelphia was such a disaster from a service point of view that anything would be better,” said Jonathan Taplin, professor of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. “And my sense is Time Warner has some good service records.” Time Warner Inc. and Comcast Corp. completed the acquisition of Adelphia Communications Corp.’s assets Monday. Time Warner Cable gained cable systems serving about 7.6million homes, with about 3.3million basic subscribers. Time Warner Cable now manages about 14.4 million basic subscribers, including 1.9million Southern California customers. The company had served about 360,000 subscribers prior to the Adelphia acquisition, Rockenwagner said. “By and large, we are going to run our operations to make it easy for customers to do business with us,” she said. “We’re honing that process as we continue that integration.” The San Gabriel Valley will be serviced by one of three Time Warner Cable divisions in Southern California, the Los Angeles Metro division, she said. Local officials have high expectations for Time Warner’s service – and mixed views of Adelphia, whose founder John Rigas was convicted of fraud and conspiracy in 2004. Diamond Bar had a franchise agreement with Adelphia and negotiated with Time Warner Cable to improve customer service before approving the transfer, said Ryan McLean, a senior management analyst with the city. The franchise contract, which runs through September 2007, requires high standards of customer service, he said. “We have heard good things about Time Warner customer service,” McLean said. “We will continue to monitor this to ensure customer service remains.” Advertising throughout Adelphia’s coverage areas required dealing with each local office, La Puente Councilman Louie Lujan said. “It was a bit of a hassle to be honest with you, but at the end of the day we didn’t have to go through it that often,” Lujan said. “The frequency we had to go through it was low, so it never became a major problem.” La Puente would sometimes advertise beyond its city limits to attract regional tenants to its new redevelopment sites, Lujan said. “As with any changeover, you hope the service provided either equals or exceeds what you had in the past,” he said. Adelphia rebuilt its infrastructure in Glendora about 10 years ago, which resulted in a higher level of service, Glendora Deputy City Manager Culver Heaton said. “We received very few service complaints as far as quality of picture and signal, things like that,” he said. “They’ve been timely in their response to service issues when they come up.” Adelphia installed fiber optics when it came into El Monte about five years ago, said Matthew Weintraub, administrative services officer for El Monte. Picture quality improved, the number of channels increased and complaints decreased, he said. “I have been very happy with their customer service and their commitment to government television production,” Weintraub said. The transition to Time Warner Cable has been seamless, with the same representatives helping the city with public access productions, he said. He expects Time Warner to introduce “video on demand” and digital video recorders. “A lot of good things are in store for the community in the not too distant future,” Weintraub said. Some Baldwin Park residents complained about Adelphia’s service, but overall it was good, Baldwin Park Councilwoman Marlen Garcia said. A cable company is evaluated on rates and customer service, Arcadia City Manager Bill Kelly said. Time Warner has a good reputation and the city has no problem with the transfer, he said. Public opinion of Adelphia ran hot and cold, as with any big service provider, he said. Each Adelphia office tended to focus on businesses in that particular community, Kelly said. As a result, a merchandiser would have to go to the local office for advertising, he said. “It might change some \ but from what I can tell, advertisers for businesses are trying to focus close to their niche,” he said. Former Adelphia customers will receive TNT in high definition, Discovery HD Theater and Si TV but will lose the NFL Network. The company wants to increase Internet speeds, expand television programming and create an easy-to-understand, seamless packaging of products, Rockenwagner said. “Changes will come more gradually down the road,” Rockenwagner said. Cable rates will not necessarily increase despite the consolidation of cable companies because satellite and telephone companies are also competing to provide these “bundled” services – cable television, high-speed Internet and telephone services, Taplin said. “What you will see in the next few years is Verizon and AT&T competing pretty strongly with the cable companies in these specific services, giving you a wide range of services,” he said. Adelphia and Comcast cable subscribers who want more information about their services can call (888) TWCABLE, (888) 892-2253, or visit www.timewarnercable.com/welcome. email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2230160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Time Warner and Comcast divided up their various systems across the country to better consolidate and cluster their respective service areas. Comcast grew on the East Coast and Time Warner grew in California, Time Warner spokeswoman Patti Rockenwagner said. Consolidating services helps in mass marketing and provides better efficiency when sending out installation and service trucks, she said. Former Adelphia customers will continue to use the same equipment and pay the same price. Rockenwagner said her company has an excellent customer service record in Los Angeles.