CITY (4-2-3-1)CABALLERO,ZABALETA, OTAMENDI, MANGALA, CLICHY,FERNANDO, FERNANDINHO, NAVAS, DE BRUYNE, SILVA,AGUERORONDON,BERAHINO, FLETCHER, GARDNER, YACOB, SANDRO, CHESTER, EVANS, McAULEY,DAWSON, FOSTERWBA (4-2-3-1)On Wednesday, Manchester City recorded an impressive result in the Champions League, holding Paris St-Germain to a 2-2 draw in the French capital, their eyes now firmly fixed on a semi-final place.City now return to the Barclays Premier League where they sit in fourth place, a point behind third-placed Arsenal and 15 points behind leaders Leicester City.Though City have won only 10 of their 16 home games, they have scored a massive 39 goals, the most in the league.Interestingly they have drawn just once at home, again the lowest in the division. City won 4-0 at Bournemouth last Saturday, one of only two league wins in their last seven games. In that seven-game spell, they have also lost four and drawn one.West Bromwich Albion are 11th in the Premier League but goals are rare when the Baggies are on the road. Albion have scored just 11 away – only Newcastle have fewer, with nine – while the 16 conceded means their away games have produced just 17, the fewest in the Premier League.Albion drew 0-0 at Sunderland last weekend, their second stalemate in four league outings.On the opening day of the season City won 3-0 at Albion, their eighth straight Premier League win over the Baggies. Indeed, Albion last beat City in December 2008 at The Hawthorns; since then they have lost 11 and drawn one of 12 subsequent meetings.Albion last won at City in February 2003, at the old Maine Road. Since then, they have drawn two and lost on their last six visits.City are still without Vincent Kompany and Raheem Sterling while there are tests for Fabian Delph, Joe Hart and Yaya Toure. Albion, meanwhile, test James Morrison and miss Chris Brunt and Callum McManaman.
SAN DIMAS – The former site of a citrus grove and a luxurious ranch house where vodka flowed freely at dinner parties could soon sprout single-family homes. The lot lines for an 18-home development on a historic knoll where developers have been trying to build for years were approved last week by the City Council. The Dunnings, a prominent San Dimas family, owned acres of citrus groves in the city’s early days, including the 7.75 vacant acres along Lone Hill Avenue where the houses would be built. The Walton Development Co. project would build houses ranging from 3,697 square feet to 4,670 square feet, said the city’s planning manager, Craig Hensley. The developer will also preserve the knoll where the ranch house once stood by turning the hill into a private park for the gated development, he said. Developers have proposed plans at least three times since 1989. Two sets of plans were never approved, and the third sputtered out before construction began, Hensley noted. That may have been for the best, Councilman John Ebiner said, praising the Walton development. “This has an advantage of quality over all the past proposals,” Hensley said. “One of the differences is that this is the first plan the City Council has seen that preserved the knoll.” Other plans would have flattened the knoll, he said. He also praised the small scale of the second floors on all of the houses, which ranged from 15 percent to 60 percent of the size of the first floors. “A second floor that’s the same size and footprint of the first floor looks like a two-story box,” Hensley said. Vera Dunning was a Russian refugee, a minor aristocrat who fled during the Bolshevik revolution, Mayor Curtis Morris said. Former Mayor Marvin Ersher regaled the City Council with memories of Dunning’s vodka-soaked dinner parties. After Vera Dunning’s death in the 1980s, the ranch house was abandoned and fell into disrepair. Much of the land had long been sold off, and is now covered by houses, a Ralphs shopping center, Lowes home improvement store and other buildings, Hensley said. The Walton development still needs approval for the design of the houses, and it will likely be several months before construction begins, Hensley added. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!