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Randy Economy is an award winning Investigative Journalist based in Southern California. Economy has been responsible for uncovering the biggest 'political pay to pay scandal' in the HISTORY of Los Angeles County government, deep inside the Los Angeles County Assessor's Office when he was a reporter for Los Cerritos Community Newspaper.
Economy is the winner of four prestigious Los Angeles Press Club Awards in the categories of Hard News, News Features and Investigative Series. His work has been featured on Fox News, NBC LA, CBS/KCAL, KTLK-AM 1150, The Mark Isler Show, The David Cruz Show, Univision Radio Network, KTLA News, Los Angeles Times, LA Daily News, KFI Talk Radio, KABC Talk Radio, KABC Eyewitness News, The John and Ken Show, The Larry Elder Show, and dozens of other media outlets across America. He is a former On-Line Editor for Hews Media Group who publishes Los Cerritos Community Newspaper and the La Mirada Lamplighter. If you are interested in interviewing Randy for your news program, radio talk show, etc., drop an email to or call him directly on his cell phone at 562 743-0882.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

ONE MONTH LATER: Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo’s Murder Continues to Cast Dark Shadow over Friends, Family, and Legal System

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The casket of Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo.  Randy Economy Photo

By Randy Economy

(Bell Gardens, CA) The murder of Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo continues to haunt the subdued halls of City Hall, homes and businesses across this small working class bedroom community that is located outside of shadows of Downtown Los Angeles.

It also haunts me.

Daniel Crespo was my friend, a very close friend and confidant.

On September 20, I got a phone call from Robert Kovacik who works with NBC LA.  Robert was on jury duty when he called me that particular afternoon.  I had been in a major car accident a couple of weeks earlier and had suffered tremendous soft tissue damage in my rib cage and back and deep bruises.  I was racked up and lucky to be alive.

Robert asked me if I had heard that Daniel had “been shot.”

Shot? Daniel, Crespo? Huh?

My life blurred.  I turned on Channel 4; a photo of “Crespo” (as so many of us called him) was on the screen with the graphic words, “Bell Gardens Mayor Shot.”

The next several minutes turned into an hour, an American Mayor had been murdered and his wife (Lyvette) was named as the person who pulled the trigger and their 19-year-old son was apparently in the same room when it all took place.

Today marks one month since Daniel Crespo was murdered.

Still, no one has been charged.

No one has been held accountable.

The media is going “cold” on this case, except for me.  I, for one, will be dedicating my energy to follow each detail of Daniel’s death and to see how the American Justice System is going to work, or fail here.

The LA Times had a front-page splash on the case this week.  It made the front page. I applaud the LA Times for the ink.

I attended Daniel’s funeral at Rose Hills. It was bizarre, it was surreal and it was something I will never forget and what took place at that funeral was shocking for those of us who witness what unfolded.

I will be documenting each detail of this case for the next several weeks, months, or years for that matter.

You don’t shoot someone seven times just because your having a bad day. 

There is more to be revealed.

I took this photo of Mayor Daniel Crespo just a few weeks before he was murdered at a park in Bell Gardens.
I am going to stick to the facts.

I am working on a documentary, a book for sure on the case.

Today I will pause and remember my friend Daniel Crespo, and so should every member of the media and the community of Bell Gardens.

(Note: If you would like to talk to me more about this case, and if you are one of my friends in the media who is covering this case, feel free to drop me a note at or call me on my cell phone at 562 743-0882).

Moving on to the next chapter in my life

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I have spent the last four years working tirelessly for Hews Media Group-Community Newspaper located here in Southeast Los Angeles County.

As many of you have heard, I have resigned my position and will be moving my professional career into a new direction, and I could not be more excited.

Ethical journalism strives to ensure the free exchange of information that is accurate, fair and thorough.

An ethical journalist acts with integrity. I will never compromise.

I do not want to dwell on the past, but I do want to celebrate my accomplishments.

I do understand how one reporter at a small unknown community newspaper can truly impact the world around us.

I am also being true to my personal principles. 

I am a proud Investigative Reporter.

Enough said. Stay tuned. 

Randy Economy

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Man Shot, Killed in Norwalk on Gridley Road

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Breaking news out of Norwalk and it isn't good.  A man has been shot and killed over on Gridley Road this morning at around 6 a.m.  Details are a tad sketchy right now. Investigation under way.  No name of the victim.

If you have any information on the death, please call the Sheriff's Department at 323 890-5500.

Hit my comment section below if you live in the area.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

I Voted for Mario Guerra for California State Senate.....and so should you!!!!

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It is ELECTION EVE here in California.  It is 6:12 p.m. and I went to the polls today and proudly voted for Mario A. Guerra for California State Senate here in the 32nd District.

I live in the EPICENTER of POLITICAL CORRUPTION ROW and enough is enough.

We need a change, a real change.

Mario Guerra is that change.

BTW,,,,, I am no longer working over at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper.

More about that later.

First....get out and VOTE, just like Mario did today in Downey....

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Those Funny, Funny Folks Over at Cerritos College are AT IT AGAIN....Wazzup Linda Lacy for Slamming HMG-CN, Critics, Again

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Cerritos College President Linda Lacy earns nearly $300,000 as President of the College.
Good Ol' Linda Lacy.

The Cerritos College Superintendent has now officially gone off the deep end in her latest bizarre email rant that we obtained by some of our "peeps" over at the Norwalk-based campus.

Lacy needs to pack up her desk once and for all and let a professional take over the reigns.

Here is the latest article we posted today over at Hews Media Group....

Cerritos College President Linda Lacy Lashes Out at Critics in Email to Trustees, Employees and Students

By Randy Economy and Brian Hews

Lame duck Cerritos College Superintendent Linda Lacy lashed out at critics this week in a hotly worded email that was obtained by Hews Media Group-Community Newspaper on Tuesday.
Lacy has been a lightning rod ever since she arrived at the Norwalk-based campus around five years ago, and this week her harsh worded email has fueled her critics to demand that she leave her post immediately.
Lacy announced several months ago that she would be leaving Cerritos College at the end of the 2014-15 school year.
HMG-CN has published several key investigative articles documenting a series of questionable moves she has made during her tenure at the popular community college.
Lacy is now a focal point of at least two on line petitions to have her removed from her job immediately instead of having her remain in her job for an additional eight months until June 2015.
Lacy wrote in her email “it is not my usual practice to entertain or respond to personal negative attacks.  However, I am compelled to respond to a malicious email that was recently sent to some members of the college community.”
Lacy then took a direct swipe at HMG-CN for its critical reporting on Professor Robert “Bob” Chester who oversaw the Faculty Senate for several years in a series of articles dating back to 2012.

“The email asserts false allegations against myself and faculty member, Mr. Bob Chester.  Mr. Chester is the victim of repeated instances of slander and defamation that have appeared in numerous media articles, resulting in the degradation of his good reputation and integrity,” Lacy said.

Friday, June 21, 2013


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All right, I have been "away" from BLOGGING over the past number of months.

 I have been a tad busy over at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper doing the Political Bust and Jam. P B and J, Baby!  I PROMISE that I will keep everyone posted and up to date on the "inside" look at my now very crazy life.  We are "expanding our reach" over at LCCN as of late...


Shout out to our Peeps at the FBI, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and the US Attorney's Office....


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Thursday, January 03, 2013

Bruno Mars is Locked Out of Heaven

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I haven't BLOGGED in a while. No, I haven't given up on YOU, far from it. Just been SWAMPED over at @loscerritosnews +RandyEconomy Loving this @BrunoMars +BrunoMars hit "Locked Out of Heaven!"

Monday, December 10, 2012


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WATCH: This is the worst free throw in the history of basketball. Appalachian State's Brian Okam's attempted free throw had more height than distance.  

Ding Dong....

Sunday, December 02, 2012

BABY NICOLE ANGELA: New born infant with ‘one eye’ inspires hope, medical treatment

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To my readers....this story really hits home for me, because this precious little gift is my VERY OWN God Daughter. I am at a loss for words, but God is Love and Miracle can happen each and every moment! Randy
Effort begins to search for ‘miracle’ treatment’ for daughter of Mark and Emma Hylland, regardless of hurdles and an entire Pacific Ocean between them.
Baby Nicole Angela inspires hope, challenges for medical experts.
Nicole’s medical condition is known as Anophthalmos and is extremely rare, its cause unknown. Parents Mark and Emma have been on a wrenching and emotional roller coaster ever since.
By Randy Economy
The birth of a new born child is always considered to be the most monumental occasions in the life of any mother and father.
Norwalk community leader Mark Hylland and his partner Emma Naquinez were ecstatic with the birth of their daughter last week.
On November 25th, Nicole Angela was born at the Provincial Hospital in Augusan Del Sur, MindanaoPhilippines.  
Father Mark Hylland was unable to be present for the birth of his daughter since he is in the middle of his finals exams at California State University Dominguez Hills, where he is pursuing Bachelors in Labor Studies.  In just a few weeks he will graduate with honors and will enter CSUDH’s online Negotiations, Conflict Resolution, and Peace Building Master’s Program.
Meanwhile, he is an ocean apart from Emma and this past week’s birth was already full of raw mixed emotions.
After baby Nicole Angela was born, doctors at the hospital experienced difficulty opening her right eye. When they did, they were shocked with what they did not see.  Nicole did not have a right eye ball.
Nicole’s medical condition is known as Anophthalmos and is extremely rare, its cause unknown. Mark and Emma have been on a wrenching and emotional rollercoaster ever since.
Hylland oversees the Bohol/Philippines Coffee Project which he started with the support of “Gus” Velasco, the Santa Fe Springs icon who passed last year. This sustainability project is aimed at fighting poverty and protecting the environment through coffee.
“I discovered much more than coffee in the Philippines. It was there that I met Emma. She was my guide as I searched for coffee. I have learned so much from her, she is an amazing woman and a wonderful mother.”

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Randy's Monday Notes: Assessor Noguez 'Arrest Petition and Exhibits' tell the tale of how the 'Perfect Public Scam' went wrong in so so many ways, and DA Cooley is now a 'short timer"

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Just a couple of THOUGHTS for this CYBER MONDAY MORNING...

Look for another couple of HUGE WEEK'S in the MASSIVE CRIMINAL PROBE deep inside the Los Angeles County Assessor's Office.... Stay tuned to Los Cerritos Community Newspaper for all the latest details.... This case continues to EXPAND. The fall out of the arrest of Juan Reynaldo Rodriguez aka: "AMERICA'S ASSESSOR" Johnny "The Gooze" Noguez is beyond the scope of comprehension.

As the Reporter who blew the lid off this entire situation along with LCCN Publisher Brian Hews, the amount of evidence is overwhelming....there are going to be many more "twists" and "turns"....Look for a lot more hand cuffs to be put into use....

 Monday looks like a another big day for "The Pirate" and  Mr. Hews with The News -- think we will heading to KFI AM640, and KTLK 1150AM in the afternoon in Burbank, firming up details..... I will keep you all posted.

COUNTDOWN TO LACEY....Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley is an "official" short timer as the "TOP PROSECUTOR" here in "Hood."Going to miss Steve....he has been the BEST DISTRICT ATTORNEY in the HISTORY of LA County.  Jackie Lacey has named her "new transition team" and it looks SOLID as a ROCK...  I wonder what defeated LA County DA candidate Alan Jackson is going to do in the future...?  Hummm.....

The LA Mayor's Race is HEATING UP....look for Wendy, Jan and Eric to start the "big fight" against Kevin James....this is going to be FUN FUN FUN....

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sources: Locked up Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez ‘outraged’ over ‘non-Vegan Meal options’ at LA County Jail, and he is only getting three showers per week

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John "The Gooze" Noguez Rodriguez Reynaldo Alonzo Martinez Jones
As you know, Los Cerritos Community Newspaper blew the lid off the massive criminal corruption investigation deep inside the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office nearly one year ago.  Good times here at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper in 2012.  My Publisher Brian Hews and Editor Jerry Bernstein have a LOT to be thankful for this week.  So, first and foremost…thanks a million to each and every one of our readers….and die hard supporters!

In case you haven’t heard, LCCN is being nominated for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for our “body of work” by several media outlets and reporters all over the country.  Just to be “considered” for this amazing honor is beyond our wildest dreams.  Our “tiny” Los Cerritos Community Newspaper is doing “huge work” according to outgoing Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley, and I totally concur.  
More on that down the road.

Sources have told me that JAILED Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez has been in a foul mood as he enters his SECOND month in SOLITARY CONFINMENT in a Downtown jail cell.
“Insiders” tell me that ‘The Gooze’ is beyond “cranky” in “lock up.”  Noguez is a “devote vegan,” and my AMAZING sources are telling me that he is not getting a “special preference” or “special treatment” when it comes to his daily “meal selections” in County jail.

Known by his rock solid, loyal supporters as “America’s Assessor,” Noguez, whose real name is Juan Reynaldo Rodriguez is also being limited to three showers per week.

Keep you posted.

Happy Turkey Day!

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Hews, Economy Featured on The Tim Conway Jr. Show on KFI Los Cerritos Community Newspaper Publisher Brian Hews and Reporter Randy Economy were featured on KFI AM 640 on the Tim Conway Jr. Show on Thursday, October 17 to discuss the arrest of Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez, Property Tax Agent Ramin Salari and Assessor Major Property Appraiser Mark McNeil on dozens of felony charges. The segment was broadcast live to millions of listeners throughout the Western United States. LCCN will post additional interviews by Mr. Hews and Mr. Economy in the future.

WATCH: LCCN, Randy Economy featured on Fox News

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Los Cerritos Community Newspaper’s exclusive groundbreaking coverage into the corruption probe at the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office is now the focal point of a multi part series that began airing Wednesday night on Fox News 11 in Southern California.

LCCN was the first media outlet to break the story about the massive criminal investigation that has now gripped the entire Los Angeles County Hall of Administration. “We thank Fox News for recognizing featuring Los Cerritos Community Newspaper in their coverage,” said Brian Hews, President and Publisher of Hews Media Group.

“LCCN has been working with dozens of media outlets across the country on this massive scandal for the past eight months,” Hews said.

Featured in this report is LCCN Investigative Reporter Randy Economy who tells about how the community newspaper was able to “piece the puzzle together” that has resulted in the arrest of one former property appraiser, and the recent departure of Assessor John Noguez on a “paid leave of absence.”

Look for more segments on Fox News 11 during the next several days and weeks. Reporter Gina Silva is featured in this segment.

Randy Economy appears on NBC News Non Stop California with Colleen Williams

Randy Economy appears on California Non Stop with Colleen Williams from NBC News. Randy Economy appeared on NBC New's Non Stop California in June, 2012. This is what NBC said about Randy and Los Cerritos Community Newspaper. "Los Cerritos Community Newspaper recently published hundreds of e-mails between Los Angeles County Assessor John R. Noguez and several property tax agents. The emails were obtained by the newspaper through a series of public document requests. This is the second set of documents published by the community newspaper that has been at the forefront of reporting and exposing the alleged pay to play activities between tax agents and Noguez for the past two years. Reporter Randy Economy joins Colleen Williams on Nonstop News LA to discuss how their investigation began on June 25, 2012.”

Hear Randy Economy on the David Cruz Show!

Reporter Randy Economy on The David Cruz Show during the week of June 25, 2012 on KTLK AM 1150 in Southern California. The segment begins at the 56:00 part in this clip and lasts for thirty minutes.

Randy Economy on CBS 2 News KCAL 9 with Investigative Reporter Dave Bryan

Los Cerritos Community Newspaper featured CBS News with Investigative Reporter Dave Bryan CBS/KCAL Investigative Reporter Dave Bryan interviews Randy Economy and Brian Hews from Los Cerritos Community Newspaper the day more than 300 law enforcement officials raided 12 different locations in the political scandal that is consuming Los Angeles County. Thanks CBS News for acknowledging the hard work of LCCN!