CHULA VISTA (KUSI) — A repeat DUI offender who drove drunk and hopped curb on a Chula Vista street, killing a man sitting on a bus bench, was sentenced Friday to 20 years to life in state prison.Nicholas Ruben Ramirez, 29, was convicted in December of second-degree murder, vehicular manslaughter while impaired, hit-and-run and DUI with injury. Judge Dwayne Moring sentenced the defendant to 15 years to life on the murder charge and an additional five years for leaving the scene.Chula Vista police said Ramirez had just left a bar in the 1400 block of Third Avenue in Chula Vista about 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 4, 2016, when he crashed his car into a parked vehicle and drove off.Ramirez returned a few minutes later, and witnesses to the non-injury accident confronted him, police said. He then sped off again and lost control of his car, which hopped a curb on Third Avenue near Orange Avenue and struck 65-year-old William Gerling, severing one of his legs. The victim was pronounced dead at a hospital.Ramirez has two prior DUIs from 2009, according to Deputy District Attorney Cally Bright. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter April 13, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 13, 2018 Repeat DUI offender sentenced 20 years to life for fatal drunk driving crash
WILMINGTON, MA — Three new candidates have stepped forward to run for the Board of Selectmen — Suzanne Sullivan, Rob Fasulo and Daryn Marsh. Sullivan and Fasulo are seeking the two 3-year seats currently occupied by incumbents Greg Bendel and Kevin Caira, while Daryn Marsh is interested in the 1-year seat being vacated by Ed Loud.Suzanne Sullivan is a former Selectwoman, elected to an unexpired 1-year term in 2003 and a full 3-year term in 2004. She also served on the town’s Master Plan Committee. Sullivan has been intimately involved in the town’s environmental issues over the past 15+ years, including as a leader with the Wilmington Environmental Restoration Committee. She’s recently been calling for more accountability and transparency from the current Board of Selectmen, and has raised concerns surrounding the town’s handling of 362 Middlesex Avenue, New England Transrail, and Town Counsel’s hiring.Rob Fasulo is longtime Wilmington resident. He owns a small farm in town with his wife and three children. Fasulo, a Shawsheen Tech graduate, has a degree in Criminal Justice and has spent much of his life in the law enforcement field, including as a volunteer Wilmington Auxiliary Police Officer from 1998 to 2004. Fasulo was the runner-up in last year’s Selectmen’s race, finishing less than 350 votes behind Jonathan Eaton. During that campaign, Fasulo crusaded against over-development and was endorsed by Governor Charlie Baker, Selectman Mike McCoy, and the Concerned Citizens of Wilmington, among others.Daryn Marsh is a lifelong Wilmington resident. On his campaign Facebook page, he notes: “I am running to bring a different viewpoint for the people of Wilmington and to serve you, the people, the best that I can with no preconceived agenda.” Marsh, an electrician and firearms instructor, hopes to give back to a community that has given so much to him and his family. He has run for Selectmen at least twice in the past (2000 & 2001).According to Assitstant Town Clerk Linda Golden, here are how the races stand as of February 6, approximately one month before the filing deadline:Wilmington Board of Selectmen — 2 seats — 3-year termsGreg Bendel (incumbent) — pulled papers on 1/3 — returned on 1/11 — certified on 1/14Kevin Caira (incumbent) — pulled papers on 1/4 — has not returned yetRobert Fasulo, Jr. (challenger) — pulled papers on 2/5 — has not yet returnedDaniel Murphy (challenger) — pulled papers on 1/18 — returned on 1/28 — certified on 1/30Suzanne Sullivan (challenger) — pulled papers on 2/5 — has not yet returnedWilmington Board of Selectmen — 1 seat — 1-year termDaryn Marsh — pulled papers on 2/5 — has not yet returnedJomarie O’Mahony — pulled papers on 1/30 — has not yet returnedWilmington School Committee — 3 seats — 3-year termsJo Newhouse (incumbent) — pulled papers on 1/4 — has not returned yetJesse Fennelly (challenger) — pulled papers on 1/7 — has not returned yetIncumbents Julie Broussard and Tom Talbot have announced they aren’t seeking re-election.Shawsheen Tech School Committee — 1 seat — 3-year termRobert Peterson Sr. (incumbent) — pulled papers on 1/3 — returned on 2/1 — certified on 2/2To get on the ballot, nomination papers, with at least 50 valid signatures from Wilmington voters, are due back to the Town Clerk by Friday, March 8.The Annual Town Election will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Polls will be open from 8am to 8pm.NOTE TO CANDIDATES & CAMPAIGNS: Got announcements, press releases, letters to the editor, etc.? Email [email protected] Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email [email protected] this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBREAKING NEWS: Bendel & Caira Win Re-Election, O’Mahony Joins The BoardIn “Breaking News”ELECTION UPDATE: Kevin MacDonald Enters Selectmen’s Race 24 Hours Before Filing DeadlineIn “Government”SELECTMEN RACE: Examine The Voting Histories Of All 9 CandidatesIn “Government”
Artist Ekta Jain is soon going to display her solo painting exhibition with the theme of her exhibition titled Hope and Never Despair. The exhibition which will begin on 9 May will display her abstracts which are reflective of hope and faith and of assurance and conviction. Ekta Jain is a promising star on the horizon of art and artistry. Ekta’s artwork is autobiographical and bears a close resemblance to her never-say-die spirit and cheerful demeanour, finding vivid translation in her aesthetically pleasing formations and fabrications on the canvas. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The core theme of Ekta Jain’s portrayals remain Hope and never to despair which cannot escape the on-lookers attention. The illuminated niches , ray of dance lighting in the dark crevices; beam of radiance dispelling the gloom- are subtle statements occupying the focal point in her creations.There is a symmetrical oneness in her apparently diversified expressions like her name which implies unity, uniformity, solidarity and homogeneity. Her interplay with splashing colours started at a tender age till it metamorphosed into emphatic narrations. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHer journey to urban spaces is punctuated by her desire to discover layers upon layers of soul’s responses to civility or lack of it. The innate desire led her to formulate and execute her concept without any formal exercise in art.Her arches link urban space to traditional architecture. Her paintings are like palimpsest. Elusive at times and evasive too, one thing that is sure is that Ekta Jain’s work never fails to impact, impress and inspire.