Facebook31Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Capital Medical CenterHospital services and patient care were not disrupted after a vehicle crashed into a wall of Capital Medical Center yesterday afternoon. The vehicle damaged a brick and glass wall of the hospital’s outpatient registration waiting room. No one was seated near the wall at the time of the incident.A structural engineer from the City of Olympia determined that the building was safe for continued occupancy. Contractors were brought in to construct a temporary wall overnight which closed off the damaged area so repairs could begin.Patients and visitors to Capital Medical Center should not expect any change in the services the hospital provides.
Facebook5Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Port of OlympiaThe City of Olympia and the Port of Olympia are welcoming community members who would like to volunteer for the 2016 Paddle-to-Nisqually Canoe Journey landing in downtown Olympia on July 30, 2016. The City and Port are partnering with the Nisqually Indian Tribe on the event.Volunteers are needed for a variety of activities including volunteer support, the Green Team, hospitality and information, transportation and safety and security. The Landing Day activities will take place at NorthPoint at the tip of the Port of Olympia peninsula. The tribe is expecting approximately 18,000 people to attend and witness the landing of more than 120 canoes representing more than 50 tribes from the Pacific Northwest, Canada, and Alaska. To sign up as a volunteer for the July 30 Landing Day, visit the Port of Olympia’s website at portolympia.com/328. From July 31 to August 6, 2016, the canoe journey events will move to the Nisqually Indian Reservation where most of the protocol events will be held on a 40-acre site prepared for seven days of dancing, storytelling, visiting, and protocol. Anyone interested in volunteering for those events should contact the Nisqually Indian Tribe directly.
Facebook5Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of County CommissionersFamily and Juvenile Court (FJC) invites you to join in Thurston County’s 14th annual celebration of National Adoption Day on Thursday, November 15, at 4:00 p.m. Thurston County Family and Juvenile Court will be holding a special event to celebrate all families who adopt and help raise awareness of the 2,000 plus legally free children in Washington State foster care awaiting a forever family. Many committed judges, government agencies, lawyers, private individuals, families, and programs have joined together to commemorate this special day. The highlight will be several local families publicly finalizing their adoptions!What: National Adoption Day CelebrationWhen: Thursday, November 15, 2017, beginning at 4:00 p.m.Where: Thurston County Family and Juvenile Court, 2801 32nd Avenue SW, Tumwater, WashingtonNational Adoption Day is celebrated in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In Thurston County, more than one-thousand children have been adopted by stepparents, domestic partners, individuals, and couples since Thurston County began celebrating National Adoption Day in 2004. These families make a real difference in the lives of children and our community.The Adoption Day Ceremony will begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. Refreshments and socializing will follow at 4:30 p.m. with activities, including The Dave Thomas Foundation and craft projects from the Hands On Children’s Museum.This event is sponsored by Thurston County Superior Court, Family and Juvenile Court, Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families, Thurston County Bar Association, and many local area businesses.
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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United StatesI, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, do set aside and appoint Thursday, the thirtieth day of November 1933, to be a Day of Thanksgiving for all our people. May we on that day in our churches and in our homes give humble thanks for the blessings bestowed upon us during the year past by Almighty God. May we recall the courage of those who settled a wilderness, the vision of those who founded the Nation, the steadfastness of those who in every succeeding generation have fought to keep pure the ideal of equality of opportunity and hold clear the goal of mutual help in time of prosperity as in time of adversity. May we ask guidance in more surely learning the ancient truth that greed and selfishness and striving for undue riches can never bring lasting happiness or good to the individual or to his neighbors. May we be grateful for the passing of dark days; for the new spirit of dependence one on another; for the closer unity of all parts of our wide land; for the greater friendship between employers and those who toil; for a clearer knowledge by all nations that we seek no conquests and ask only honorable engagements by all peoples to respect the lands and rights of their neighbors; for the brighter day to which we can win through by seeking the help of God in a more unselfish striving for the common bettering of mankind. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington this twenty-first day of November, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-three and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and fifty-eighth. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in 1933, there were there were 13,000,000 unemployed, and almost every bank was closed. In his first “hundred days,” he proposed, and Congress enacted, a sweeping program to bring recovery to business and agriculture, relief to the unemployed and to those in danger of losing farms and homes, and reform, especially through the establishment of the Tennessee Valley Authority
By John BurtonMIDDLETOWN – With the opening of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s new facility scheduled shortly, a potential traffic glitch appears to be getting fixed.The cancer treatment facility, located at 480 Red Hill Road in Middletown, poses difficulty for motorists traveling south on Red Hill Road to access the site, given there is really no direct left-hand turn onto the property. But a recent discussion with a township official and representatives from the medical facility with representatives from the state Turnpike Authority has produced what they hope will be a solution.“It’s an issue we identified a while back, actually,” acknowledged Township Administrator Anthony Mercantante. The issue for drivers has been there going back to when the location was used by Alcatel-Lucent Technologies as an office complex. Employees, however, in relatively short order realized they could get into the site by using the Garden State Parkway Exit 114 northbound roadway, Mercantante said. “After the first day or so you’ll know you’re supposed to make that little turn,” with a curb cut allowing access to the location from that onramp, he said.At the Memorial Sloan Kettering Nov. 28 grand opening ceremony, Mercantante said a couple of attendees mentioned in casual conversation their trouble getting into the site, and he acknowledged he witnessed some making that inappropriate left turn onto the property.While employees may learn the ways in and out, as the facility begins welcoming day-stay cancer patients for treatments and their families, given many aren’t going to be familiar with the location, it could pose confusion for some, Mercantante said.“It’s clearly a problem that really doesn’t need to exist,” he said.Red Hill Road is too narrow at that section to allow for a designated left-hand turn, leaving the Parkway entrance the only viable way to accommodate traffic traveling south, Mercantante said.Vehicles traveling north on the roadway have an easier time of it, simply turning right, using the Red Hill Road entrance, Mercantante pointed out.During a meeting with New Jersey Turnpike Authority representatives last week, Mercantante, joined by those from Sloan Kettering, made the argument that additional signage would be warranted to help direct traffic looking to enter from the south. The authority is resistant to what it calls commercial signage along these roadways, not wanting to be inundated with requests from businesses, Mercantante explained, with the authority initially opposing this request. “But in this case it was such a tricky maneuver,” turnpike officials agreed to it, Mercantante said.Thomas Feeney, a Turnpike Authority spokesman said in an email response this week, “That’s what the jug handle is there for,” at the Parkway entrance, allowing access to the facility.“The Turnpike Authority has no issue with Memorial Sloan Kettering directing people to use it,” Feeney said.Mercantante said the series of about four signs offering directions into the site is expected to be installed in approximately a week. “They’ll provide plenty of direction,” he said.Memorial Sloan Kettering did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The medical facility anticipates starting to treat patients on Dec. 12.
By Jay CookMIDDLETOWN – If the contentious Village 35 project is ultimately approved, one of the region’s largest grocers – Wegmans Food Market – will definitely have a home there.That is the most recent development in the Village 35 proposal, which will finally be heard on May 17 after no hearings with the Middletown Planning Board since Feb. 15. It will be the next of many planned meetings specific to the project.Wegmans spokeswoman Valerie Fox told The Two River Times on Tuesday that a lease was signed last month for a 130,000-square-foot store in the heart of the proposed Shoppes at Middletown complex on Route 35 North in Middletown. The entire development is pending approval from the planning board.Fox said Wegmans employs between 500 and 600 full- and part-time workers at its larger stores. Founded in 1916 and based in near Rochester, New York, the supermarket chain has grown to 92 stores across six states on the east coast. It opens three or four new locations each year.The grocery store chain uses three criteria when choosing a new location: adequate space for a 75,000-to- 140,000-square-foot store with parking; a densely populated area; and a great regional location that is easy to find and easy to get to. Wegmans, said Fox, “is a destination.”There are currently seven Wegmans locations in New Jersey, with the three closest to the Two River area in Ocean Township, Woodbridge and Manalapan. Fox said new stores in Hanover and Montvale will open later this year.The Shoppes at Middletown project, proposed by Village 35 L.P. of Purchase, New York, will span approximately 119 acres behind a nearly half mile of roadway along Route 35. It would stretch from Kanes Lane, where the township recycling center and residential homes are located, to Kings Highway East, a historical road with ties to the Revolutionary War. One of the biggest dilemmas for the developer and its application to Middletown will be the size of this Wegmans supermarket. On July 1, 2015, a resolution from the planning board stated that no single store larger than 45,000 square feet will exist on the site.Opposing the project is the residents’ group, LLC., which believes the complex will only add to the congestion along Route 35.“The Wegmans will take what is an already intense utilization of the property, and create more traffic and environmental problems,” said Ron Gasiorowski, the attorney retained by Minding Middletown.Wegmans joins one retailer with space at The Shoppes at Middletown. CMX Cinema, a subsidiary of the Mexican-based cinema chain Cinemex, will occupy a 420-seat, 26,536- square-foot freestanding building on the property.As of Tuesday afternoon, a Pet Supplies Plus store, as well as a Spirits Unlimited, rounded out the other stores with space planned in the shopping center. But on Tuesday evening those stores were removed from the tenant list on National Realty & Development Corp. (NRDC)’s website, the developer of the commercial aspect of the project.The layout of the center has also changed since NRDC added Wegmans as a tenant. The building housing the supermarket shifted 180 degrees, also changing the parking layout for that area, which sits on the Kanes Lane end of the property.Approximately 200,000 square feet of retail space, three restaurant pads and one smaller, 5,000-square- foot retail store, remain open for leasing on the site.If eventually approved in Middletown, Wegmans would join a well-stocked grocery store market along Route 35. Less than 2 miles south of the Village 35 proposal is a Whole Foods Market; right across the street from the project is Super Stop & Shop; and a large ShopRite store is the anchor of Middletown Plaza less than 2 miles north.A Livoti’s Old World Market is currently under construction for a nearly 14,000-square-foot store at The Marketplace of Middletown, which is undergoing a major facelift.Heading north out of Middletown, shoppers can also find Dearborn Market in Holmdel, and in Hazlet, a Costco, Aldi and Lidl, a German-supermarket, planned for the previous Red Oak Diner location.It’s also worth noting that the owners of the Village 35 property, Mountain Hill, LLC – a partnership between the local Azzolina and Scaduto families – own area Foodtown supermarkets. It consists of 66 independently-owned stores throughout New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, according to Foodtown.HOUSING COMPLEXAt the Feb. 15 planning board meeting, the board unanimously voted to dismiss the residential portion of the development.The residential complex, which was to be developed by Toll Brothers and named “Oaks at Middletown,” is currently no longer part of the Village 35 application.According to changes on NRDC’s website, the land behind the commercial aspect now appears undevel- oped. That differs from previous illustrations showing a fully developed residential complex.Designed to be spread across approximately 66 acres, 350 residential town- house units and a clubhouse were envisioned for the back end of the property. Seventy of those units within three apartment buildings would have been dedicated to affordable housing.“At the appropriate time, Toll Brothers will resubmit our application for review and consideration by the Board,” Toll Brothers said in a statement to The Two River Times on Wednesday. “Separating Toll Brothers’ residential application from the commercial application will permit the review process to flow smoother, allowing the Board and its professionals the opportunity to focus on the details relating to the respective portions of the development.”In a notice of public hearing for the May 17 planning board meeting, Marc D. Policastro, the attorney for Village 35, L.P., states the applicant wishes to subdivide the 52 acres of commercial property from the remaining 66 acres designated as residential.Regardless, an interconnector road running between the residential and commercial parcels, spanning from Kings Highway East to Kanes Lane, is necessary for the site. Whichever development company breaks ground first must construct the road.This article was first published in the May 4-11, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.
The Nelson Leafs had better get used to some Heritage City home cooking.Because the Green and White play the next three Kootenay International Junior Hockey League games, and four of the team’s upcoming five, at home in the friendly confines of the Nelson and District Community Complex Arena.Three of the those games are scheduled for this weekend as the Leafs play host to Grand Forks Friday, Creston Thunder Cats Saturday and defending KIJHL champion Osoyoos Coyotes Sunday afternoon.Unfortunately, home ice has not been as accommodating as the Leafs would like as, although Nelson is 3-1-0-1 which is good enough for top spot in the Murdoch Division, the team is only 1-1-0-1 at home.Nelson hopes to better that mark Friday when the Leaf play host to winless Grand Forks Border Bruins.The Bruins have had little bite to start the season, going winless in three games while being outscored by a combined 28-4.Saturday, Nelson sees a Thunder Cats team that is 2-2 on the season.Sunday the defending league champion Desert Dogs appear to be starting the current KIJHL campaign off the way the club ended the season last March, as Osoyoos currently owns top spot in the Okanagan Division of the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference with a 4-2 record.BLUELINES: Patrick Martens and Matti Jmaeff, both racking up four points Sunday against Spokane Braves, jump to the top of the Leafs scoring race. Both players have seven points. Nik Newman is third with six points followed by James Sorriey and Colton Schell — the latter getting a shot to play with Trail Wednesday against Merritt —with five points. . . .Nelson acquired some depth on defence as Jonathon Petrash is back with the team. The 20-year-old rearguard last played in Nelson in 2009-10 scoring 28 points in 47 games. firstname.lastname@example.org
Some readers may wonder as to why The Nelson Daily would publish an article regarding a National Football League game in Oakland Sunday.Well The Nelson Daily owner/editor Bruce Fuhr was in the Bay Area during the weekend to cross a couple of items off the Bucket List.As a long-time Raider Nation inductee, Fuhr thought while he was there he’d give a hands-on view of the atmosphere of a business that dominates the USA every Sunday, with a couple of satellite days on Thursday and Monday.Here we go.Game preparation begins days before actual event.South of the 49th parallel team followers flock to sporting outlets to purchase their favourite team’s garb. I follow the flow grabbing a new Raiders hat for the game.I already have tons of other clothing, including my Los Angeles Raiders sweat shirt I packed for the game.And on the streets of San Francisco, where I stayed for the weekend, were flooded with Raiders fans, 49er believers and many other NFL teams.Sunday, the streets, public transit and highways were flooded with fans attending the game — close to 60,000 of my new person friends, give or take a few Carolina Panthers supporters sprinkled into to the stadium.North of the 49th parallel, from coast to coast, sports fans were celebrating everything Canadian about football as Ottawa and Calgary clashed in the 104th edition of the Grey Cup.South of the 49th, what Canadian saw Sunday is a ritual that occurs in most US cities from September to February.“We’re here every game, every season to tailgate,” Oakland native and long-time Raider Nation supporter Gary said from the front row of the tailgate party a few hours outside the Coliseum. Gary not only takes tailgating to a new level, but gets right into the game action with a full costume, including face painting prior to the game.“This is a full-meal deal, every single game,” adds the 6-foot plus giant of a man who could probably suit up on any of the lines for the Silver and Black.The Oakland area native said he started dressing up for Raider games in support of Fans Against Violence.Any why does he get up before sunrise to get to the gate a full hour before the 8 a.m. parking lot opening?“Because this is part of our culture. . .. This is so much fun sharing food and drink with my Raider friends.”“For most of us this is basically Sunday dinner for all of us because this is our family.”Some people have heard of the rise of crime south of the border. If so, there was none of that at the game as fans dressed in the Silver and Black High-Fived each other before, during and especially after the game as the Raiders rallied after a third-quarter collapse to win the game in dramatic style — ending on a Khalil Mack sack and fumble recovery of reigning Most Valuable Player Cam Newton after Oakland kicker Sebastian Janikowski kicked the game-winning field goal.Then the almost 60,000 fans trekked outside the stadium for the more than two-hour wait to head home on the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit).Not at all an inconvenience. Fans simply recanted the game from every angle, dissecting the third quarter when franchise quarterback Derek Carr injured his pinky finger, which forced him out of the game for an offensive series.Of course, many in the know realize the past decade has not been a banner time for the Silver and Black. The struggles have been well documented as the franchise has been mired in the bottom of the league.But Gary sees it all, wins and losses don’t matter. Tailgating at Raider games, as well at any other games in the US, is an institution.“Honestly, it’s the same . . . but with a lot more smiles,” he said. “Even when we were 3-13 everybody was wonderful they were all having a good time out here.”Okay, I’m done.Cross that off the Bucket List.Next up, a trip down under. Hopefully, there’s an Aussie Rules game to check out.
Martin Pedroza9510161011%$442,780 Doug O’Neill75981012%$486,056 SPEEDY YAHILWA SET FOR GRADE II SANTA MARIATrainer Jim Cassidy hopes Yahilwa can take advantage of her speed when she breaks from the rail in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles.“We’ll see what other kind of speed is in there,” Cassidy said, “but you can’t give up your position.”A 5-year-old Medaglia d’Oro mare, Yahilwa (freely translated from Arabic, it means beautiful woman) has been on or near the lead in most of her 12 U.S. starts.The field for the Santa Maria: Yahilwa, Gary Stevens, 6-1; Thegirlinthatsong, Rafael Bejarano, 3-1; Tiz Midnight, Victor Espinoza, 3-1; Uzziel, Fernando Perez, 20-1; Legacy, Joe Talamo, 15-1; Warren’s Veneda, Tyler Baze, 5-2; Sweet Marini, Martin Garcia, 8-1; Awesome Baby, Flavien Prat, 8-1; Backintheacademy, Brandon Boulanger, 20-1; and Valiant Emilia, Tiago Pereira, 12-1. Tiago Pereira6365810%$198,004 Mark Glatt4068615%$323,624 Corey Nakatani69128817%$629,420 Victor Espinoza8617161020%$1,146,210 (Current Through Sunday, Feb. 8) James Cassidy3655714%$201,080 Rafael Bejarano13431221823%$1,506,994 Jerry Hollendorfer9219131021%$1,928,534 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Tyler Baze13616121612%$987,764 SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS IN CHARITY GAME TONIGHTPRESIDENTS’ DAY IS DOLLAR DAY AT SANTA ANITAYAHILWA ON THE INSIDE IN GRADE II SANTA MARIAMANDELLA EYES MADISON FOR CHAMP BEHOLDER Drayden Van Dyke11214131713%$765,476 Bob Baffert541012819%$1,118,268 Ron Ellis3052517%$197,450 Carla Gaines2553120%$297,945 -30- Kent Desormeaux9821151021%$1,174,552 Elvis Trujillo1181416912%$893,922 Brandon Boulanger665368%$132,336 Richard Baltas3455315%$183,868 BEHOLDER COULD RETURN APRIL 4 IN MADISONBeholder could make her return to the races in the Grade I, $350,000 Madison Stakes at seven furlongs at Keeneland on April 4, Richard Mandella said Thursday morning.An Eclipse Award winner at age two and three, the 5-year-old daughter of Henny Hughes owned by B. Wayne Hughes had her first recorded workout Tuesday since being sidelined prior to the Breeders’ Cup Distaff last Oct. 31, going three furlongs in 36.80.“She’s six to eight weeks away,” the Hall of Fame trainer said. “The Madison is the race we’re considering.” Mark Casse3975518%$594,800 Peter Eurton4286719%$383,678 Santiago Gonzalez3844811%$133,250 John Sadler617101011%$473,146 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won FINISH LINES: Undefeated Delta Jackpot winner Ocho Ocho Ocho worked fivefurlongs in 59.40 under jockey Santiago Gonzalez for the Grade II, $400,000San Felipe Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on March 7. “I got him in 59,” trainer Jim Cassidy said of the son of Street Sense. “He’s an amazing little horse. He galloped out (six furlongs) in 12 and two and seven eighths in (one) 27. I didn’t want to do that much. I thought he’d go in about a minute, to be honest with you.” Gonzalez, meanwhile, has caught the eye of horsemen and handicappers, winning four races this meet, three for Cassidy. “He’s all right,” Cassidy said in an understated endorsement of the rider who is represented by former trainer Craig Stephen . . . Bargain claim Big Macher, winner of the Grade I Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar, has been invited to the $2 million Golden Shaheen in Dubai on March 28, but trainer Richard Baltas said he would “play it by ear” as to whether the California-bred son of Beau Genius would run on the straightaway sprint course . . . European invader Spirit of Xian makes her U.S. debut in Saturday’s $75,000 Sweet Life Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf. The Irish-bred daughter of Kodiac shows a bullet work for her first start since last Sept. 20. “She’s doing well,” Richard Mandella said. “We’ll just have to see how good she is.” The Sweet Life attracted 14 entrants, including two on the also-eligible list . . . Trainer Simon Callaghan has either the Grade III, $800,000 Sunland Park Derby on March 22 or the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4 penciled in for Robert B. Lewis Stakes runner-up Firing Line . . . Dan Ward goes from the frying pan into the frost when he leaves 90-ish temperatures in LA to near-freezing clime at Laurel in Maryland when Jerry Hollendorfer‘s assistant saddles Grade I La Brea winner Sam’s Sister in Saturday’s Barbara Fritchie Handicap and Outside Nashville in Monday’s Grade III, $250,000 General George Handicap for 3-year-olds and up . . . Four Santa Anita-based riders will be at Golden Gate Saturday for the El Camino Real Derby: Kent Desormeaux (Mischief Clem); Mike Smith (Conquest Typhoon); Alex Solis (Metaboss); and Drayden Van Dyke (Ernest Shackleton) . . . There was one winning Pick Six ticket Sunday worth $99,456, purchased through Xpressbet . . . For the second time in five days, former agent Harry (The Hat) Hacek was a visitor at Clockers’ Corner Thursday. Asked if he was thinking of coming out of retirement and what it would take, Hacek said, “Eddie Hartshoe,” squashing together the names of the late riding legends Eddie Arcaro, Bill Hartack and Bill Shoemaker. “I took a couple months off to freshen up and it turned into 10 years,” said Hacek, who last was active in 2005 when he represented Desormeaux . . . Show me the money: When Crimson Giant finished third in Sunday’s ninth race, it marked the 15th time from 65 starts that the 6-year-old gelded son of Formal Gold trained by Charles Stutts has finished in that spot, or 23 percent of the time . . . While Rafael Bejarano leads Santa Anita’s riders in wins, Tyler Baze is ahead of him in total mounts through 28 days, 136 to 134. Joe Talamo will close ground in that category today as he is named to ride seven horses, missing only the fourth race. He has ridden 118 horses, the same as Elvis Trujillo. Bejarano has a comfortable 31-21 lead over runner-up Desormeaux in the jockeys’ race . . . Hollendorfer leads Peter Miller among trainers, 19-16. Each is winning at a 21 percent clip, far from Eddie Truman‘s 44 percent (four for nine) . . . Santa Anita’s average for winning favorites continues above the national norm of about 33 percent at 37.76 percent (91 of 241). Winning favorites on dirt stand at 41.07 percent (69 of 168) and at 30.14 on turf (22 of 73) . . . CHRB spokesman Mike Marten advises that longtime horse owner Theo “Red” Alton passed away in Hesperia, Calif., on Jan. 7 at age 72. SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS FACE HOLY ANGELS TONIGHTRafael Bejarano is once again the runaway leader in Santa Anita’s jockeys’ standings as he pursues yet another riding title at The Great Race Place. Through 28 racing days, Bejarano held a 31-21 lead over runner-up Kent Desormeaux.Tonight, both riders will be on hand for the 48th annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels School Charity Basketball Game at La Salle High School in Pasadena.Desormeaux, a native of Louisiana where greats such as Shaquille O’Neill and the late Pistol Pete Maravich starred at LSU, is well known for his basketball prowess. Bejarano, a native of Peru, will contribute what he can. It’s all for a worthy cause.Proceeds benefit the Holy Angels athletic program, the Kentucky-based Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) and the Eye on Jacob Foundation.Sponsored by J. Paul Reddam’s CashCall and Santa Anita Park, game time is 7:15 p.m., with admission doors opening at 6:15 p.m.Hall of Fame jockeys Desormeaux, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Mike Smith, Alex Solis and Gary Stevens will be available for an autograph signing session beginning at 6:30 p.m.With Pincay serving as honorary team captain, Desormeaux, Smith and Solis will comprise a team of fellow active riders such as William Antongeorgi, Tyler Baze, Bejarano, Brice Blanc, Brandon Boulanger, Victor Espinoza, Santiago Gonzalez, Mario Gutierrez, Aaron Gryder, Edwin Maldonado, Felipe Martinez, Corey Nakatani, Irving Orozco, Martin Pedroza, Fernando Perez, Tiago Pereira, Flavien Prat, Iggy Puglisi, Kayla Stra, Joe Talamo, Elvis Trujillo, Drayden Van Dyke and perhaps others.The PDJF helps assist permanently disabled jockeys nationwide, while the Eye on Jacob Foundation, named for Jacob Desormeaux, who is the 16-year-old son of Kent, benefits those suffering from Usher’s Syndrome. An extremely rare neurological disorder, Usher’s Syndrome causes progressive loss of hearing, imbalance, and eventual loss of sight in approximately 14,000 children in the United States.HRTV’s Kurt Hoover, a former standout basketball player at Arcadia High School, will again coach the jockeys.Tickets are $5 per person, and for every two tickets purchased, individuals receive one free admission ticket to Santa Anita. Additionally, there will be opportunities to win a trip to Las Vegas and a Paintball Package to Hollywood Sports Paintball and Airsoft Park.La Salle High School is located at the southwest corner of Michillinda Ave. and Sierra Madre Blvd. in Pasadena, approximately four miles northwest of Santa Anita. Admission tickets and promotional tee shirts are on sale at Champions! Gifts and Apparel in Santa Anita’s East Paddock Gardens, or through Holy Angels School. KRULJAC HOPES ‘BLING’ DOES HER THING IN BUENA VISTAEric Kruljac anticipates better luck when Blingismything runs in Monday’s Presidents’ Day feature, the Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile on turf.“He had to wait and wait and wait,” the trainer said of Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux, who rode the 5-year-old Arch mare to a second by a half-length in the Megahertz Stakes on Jan. 17. “He said he made the wrong decision or he would have won anyway, even after waiting.“We’re hoping she gets some graded black type to enhance her broodmare value.”Blingismything, owned by Joe Masino’s Class Racing Stable, worked five furlongs on the main track Sunday in 1:01.40. Monday is Dollar Day at Santa Anita. Fans can partake of draft beers, hot dogs and sodas for just a buck. First post time is 12:30 p.m. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. Peter Miller761616721%$954,680 Philip D’Amato4188720%$419,460 Edwin Maldonado6063810%$250,146 Hector Palma1762035%$116,180 Fernando Perez989989%$391,962 Mike Smith6413131020%$1,247,641 Richard Mandella3165519%$295,910 Gary Stevens5397917%$705,402 Flavien Prat5995615%$425,430 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Joseph Talamo11813141811%$966,278 Felipe Valdez1744324%$87,980 Martin Garcia7111121015%$1,045,330