LOS ANGELES – Former tenants who sued the owner of a seedy, vermin-infested Palmdale apartment building have settled a $1 million lawsuit. It was the second time in a year that landlord Edgar Reinoso has settled a lawsuit alleging slum-like conditions in Antelope Valley apartments. Tenants in a Reinoso apartment building in Lancaster settled for $3 million last year. The latest settlement involved a seven-unit building owned by Reinoso and managed by his Proud American Investments. Seventeen children and 12 adults were represented by attorney Robb Strom, who said the building was uninhabitable. The settlement, finalized April 24 and revealed this week, allocates $21,500 to each of the children listed as plaintiffs and $26,250 to each adult. “This particular landlord and management company have been cited for hundreds of code violations by the (cities) of Palmdale and Lancaster,” Strom said. “But they continue to do business as usual.” In June 2006, Reinoso was cited by the Palmdale Building and Safety Department for violating the city’s building-safety codes. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
1 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal Clive Allen has told talkSPORT Manchester United will have no chance of winning the Premier League this season if they continue with Louis van Gaal’s passing-heavy game plan.The Dutch boss was forced to defend himself last week after United legend Paul Scholes slammed his philosophy and revealed that he, and probably a number of other past Red Devils stars, would not enjoy playing in the current coach’s team.Ex-winger Andrei Kanchelskis has since also had a pop at Van Gaal, saying the former Netherlands boss makes his players play like robots, robbing them of the creativity and improvisation that was famed in the trophy-laden era of Sir Alex Ferguson.Responding to Scholes claims, Van Gaal insisted his side ARE exciting and ALWAYS take risks.But, after watching Man United’s stale and lifeless 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday, Allen disagrees.“I was at the Crystal Palace game at the weekend and I must say I was very disappointed with Manchester United,” the former England and Tottenham striker told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“Their style is based on a passing game Van Gaal is preaching to them and it just seemed to me they were making passes for the sake of it.“I can understand the frustration from the supporters, it’s not the Man United we know, but they are in the mix at the top of the table, despite not playing particularly well.“Van Gaal has this history, he has a good track record and you think, can he use that to inspire the United team to win the Premier League?“But from what I saw on Saturday – no. Playing that way I don’t think they’re capable of winning the league this year.”