Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sheriff Lee Baca Guilty Plea Brings Back a Flood of Memories, beginning in 1981

Happier times...with Sheriff Lee Baca here in Cerritos (at Chipolte for GOD SAKES!) eons ago.
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is a guilty man today.

In a downtown Los Angeles courtroom today, Lee Baca admitted to lying twice about his involvement in hiding a jail inmate from FBI investigators.  

I have reported on Lee Baca since 1981 when I was the City Editor of the Norwalk Herald American Newspaper and he was working as the Watch Commander over on Civic Center Drive and Manuel Salinas Avenue.

I consider Lee Baca to be a wonderful friend of mine.

So today I find myself in sort of a news fog.

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that..... "Baca also admitted that he lied when he said that he was unaware that his subordinates planned to approach an FBI special agent at her home. Baca directed the subordinates to approach the agent, stating that they should "do everything but put handcuffs" on her, the agreement said.


As part of the plea deal, Baca appears that he will indeed have to do some jail time.  What? Jail time? Seriously?
This Lee Baca isn't like the Lee Baca, I have known since I was 21 years of age and fresh out of Journalism school from Utah State University and Cerritos College.
The Lee Baca I know is a deeply religious, compassionate "Man of God."  
Lee and I have spent hundreds if not thousands of hours together over my lifetime, so today I am saddened by his guilty plea, but I am also reminded that no one is ABOVE the LAW...especially those who carry a badge and who are charged with keeping the bad guys in hand cuffs and not the other way around.
I have been with Lee eating Mexican food on Claretta Avenue in one of the most dangerous barrios in Southern California.  I have seen him on his worst days of his career as well as some of his happiest moments like the night he was elected as Sheriff of Los Angeles County.
Baca had that "thing" that so many in law enforcement strive to grasp .. a "star quality" that is rare to find these days across America.
I will be more than glad to share my thoughts with ANY MEDIA outlet in the WORLD about Lee Baca, and while I am stunned about his guilty plea. I am NOT SURPRISE this took place.  
Thoughts?


Thursday, January 21, 2016

The People of Cudahy Want Their City Back. I say...TAKE IT BACK.....

I got this note from Francisco J. Torres in regards to the current political conflict taking place in the City of Cudahy. My response is below. Listen, fighting corruption at the local level is a hard gig.  No simple answers...but the community needs to be engaged.

With respect to Randy Economy Program:
View about city website, ADA, and transparency
Thank you Mr. Vives (Los Angeles Times) for pointing out about the work ben done by the young mayor in the City from Cudahay (sic), California.
I am happy you point out the beautiful cosmetics done in Cudahy City website (http://www.cityofcudahy.com/).
I invite you to compare Cudahy City website with Downey website (http://www.downeyca.org)
First, please notice the last three letters in the website address are not the same in Cudahy website and Downy website.
The last three letters in the website address are called a domain. “Think about domain like phone directory or a cabinet where you put information.”
.COM was created to represent commercial usage.
.ORG was created to represent government organization, non-profit organizations, and charities.
Second, Cudahy website does not give financial information about Cudahy Finances and finances reports have not summited to the websitehttp://www.trasparentcalifornia.com
Other cities are broadcasting Council Meetings live and they get recorded and can be view at any time by any person who goes into the particular webstie.
The steps to follow in Cudahy are the following:
1. A person must summit a public record request to city manager and ask for a video recording from Cudahy City Council and provide an external hard drive.
2. A person must summit a public recoding to city manager and ask for audio recording from Cudahy City Council.
3. A person must summit a public record to city manager and ask for written documentation related to city council meetings such as agendas, memos, and minutes.
Cudahy website does not have a place to summit a public request to get information about finances and documentation related to the management of resources from the city done by Cudahy City Council, City Manager and staff.
Cudahy City Council should invest in technology to broadcast their Cudahy City Council meetings live and have recording of the meetings to be view online by any person who goes into the city website.
Why give a raise to Cudahy City Manager when the city does not have the services to provide information to the community without the control from Cudahy City Manager and the majority from Cudahy City Council.
Cudahy website is using implementation of technology from 1989 invented by Tim Berners-Lee.
The British Computer Scientist gave us a technology to communicate using text, pictures, audio and video.
Cudahy website only uses text, pictures with ability to download documents into smart devices or computers.
Cudahy City is paying a company to maintain the website and to do changes.
The website company did not provided the resources to change the city website from a .COM domain into .ORG domain or the majority of the City Council and City Manager did not care.
The website company should had provided services to broadcast live City Council Meetings and record them to be view by any person going into the city website without a need to ask for a public record request.
Why increase the salary for Cudahy Manager? The city needs resources to be transparent and provide a website with text, pictures and videos to meet compliance for people with disabilities and/or persons who cannot attend the meetings.
Cudahy webmaster needs to be sure Cudahy City website meet ADA Technology standards to provide information to people with disabilities.
Online article from Adriana Gardella, Forbes April 2, 2015
The Department of Justice, which is responsible for implementing the ADA, is increasingly reviewing websites to determine whether they comply with the law’s access requirements.
At the same time, a growing number of plaintiffs are filing lawsuits alleging that various business websites are inaccessible. Internet companies, including Peapod and Netflix have settled cases that alleged their websites were inaccessible to people with visual and hearing disabilities.
And, in June, the Department of Justice may finally issue long-delayed proposed regulations that address websites. But until clear regulations have passed, business owners will face uncertainty as to what the ADA requires.
In conclusion Cudahy City website is not using all the resources need to provide transparent information to Cudahy residents, residents have to follow red type process to get public information by filling out a paper form. Cudahy City does not broadcast Cudahy City Council meetings and people are not able to see the recorded Cudahy City Council meetings online. Cudahy City Council and City Manager with their webmaster do not care about having a website to meet ADA requirements to provide a service to the community and become transparent in their government affairs.
Sincerely,
1/21/2016
Francisco J. Torres an individual from Southeast Communities
Online resources:
What happened to Cudahy when a 29-year-old took over as mayor?
(By Ruben Vives; LA Times Contract Reporter November 18, 2015)
http://www.latimes.com/…/la-me-southeast-leaders-20151118-s…
City of Cudahy, California
CITYOFCUDAHY.COM


Here is my take:


I cannot thank you enough for these comments regarding the City of Cudahy. 

I understand your frustration with Cudahy and other municipalities here in "The Corridor of Corruption." 

I have been fighting the fight of exposing the misdeeds of our elected and appointed officials for decades. 

I sincerely hope that the community members, especially folks LIKE YOU continue to yell at the top of your lungs until the politicians hear all of US LOUD AND CLEAR. 

I am also a huge supporter of THE RECALL process. What ever I can do to help expose these actions of the 20-something city council here in Cudahy, just let me know. While I consider some of the elected officials in Cudahy "Friends" we need to separate ourselves from personal opinions and to deal only with facts. 

The fact is that Cudahy lacks mature leaders. We need people with wisdom and sage advice on our local city councils. Not a bunch of kids who like playing power politics and having access to a multi-million dollar check book. This year the People will CHANGE AMERICA, one city at a time and one politician at a time. Thanks for reaching out!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Survey Says Steve Harvey Is An IDIOT! Watch The Family Feud Host Announce The WRONG Winner at the Miss Universe Pageant.

Survey says...Steve Harvey is done in show biz. Steve Harvey went from being the host of the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant to literally unemployable in five minutes. Harvey is the laughing stock of the world tonight. Why? He announced the wrong winner at the end of the annual glam fest.... Watch Steve Harvey for yourself. Yep. The Family Feud will be looking for a new host real soon, and as far as his day time talk show on NBC....the train has left the station.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Michael Bublé - All I Want For Christmas Is You - Just RELEASED TODAY! This will get you into the holiday mood!

Michael Buble issued a number of snazzy new Christmas jingles this afternoon on You Tube. All I want for Christmas...is a new dynamic Randy Economy Show in 2016!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

I have left AM 870 The Answer (KRLA) here in Los Angeles.. Stay Tuned Amercia....a NEW RANDY ECONOMY SHOW arrives in 2016

I have left AM 870 The Answer (KRLA) here in Los Angeles.
The "Randy Economy Show" has been a huge ratings hit and has been an incredible opportunity for me personally and professionally, and the show will be EXPANDING to a larger platform in 2016.
I am THRILLED and EXCITED about my future in media including talk radio, the internet, and yes....television.
I want to thank all of my friends, listeners, sponsors and FRIENDS and FAMILY for this past year.
Life is a Blessing.
Stay Tuned.
2016 in about to become the REAL "Year of the PIRATE!" here in America!
Randy

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

UPDATE: ALL LAUSD SCHOOLS CLOSED TODAY DUE TO THREATS: 'Special notice: All LAUSD schools are closed today. All students should return home.'

UPDATE: 7:44 a.m.:

STATEMENT TO MEDIA: LA School Police Investigating Threat at all LAUSD schools, LASD Assisting Los Angeles School Police Department has requested the assistance of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to assist in a search operation of all Los Angeles Unified School District schools after an unspecified threat was received. As a precaution, all LAUSD schools are closed for today. Please remember, if you SEE SOMETHING that you believe is suspicious or doesn’t look right to you, SAY SOMETHING by calling: (888) 950-SAFE (7233), or your local police department. Forwarded by: Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Hall of Justice - First floor 211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 213-229-1700 Website LASD HQ: http://www.lasd.org

UPDATE 7:36 a.m.: All campuses at the Los Angeles Unified School District have been closed due to threats. This is incredible. I am watching this unfold right now with the rest of you right here in our community. Praying for the children, staff, teachers. How did we get here...

This is the only current information on the LAUSD Website: "Special notice: All LAUSD schools are closed today. All students should return home."

The decision to close the campuses was made by Superintendent Ramon Contines and LAUSD Board of Education President Steve Zimmer. A

ll 900 campuses are closed.

Here is a HOTLINE NUMBER....1 213 241 2064 Zimmer told KTLA: "This is a serious threat!" "We get threats everyday...this is different." "It is going to be a long day. A threat came in overnight. Please keep your kids at home. This is historic," Zimmer said.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Shame on Microsoft for taking "God" Out of the "Let There Be Peace On Earth" Television Commerical

I just saw the new Microsoft commercial called "Lot There Be Peace on Earth," and frankly I am OUTRAGED. Why. The video intentionally leaves out the WORD "AS GOD AS OUR FATHER" in it's lyrics. Come on MICROSOFT...seriously. Take this video off the air... Stop hiding "God." Here are the REAL WORDS to "LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH:" Let there be peace on earth And let it begin with me. Let there be peace on earth The peace that was meant to be. With God as our Father Brothers all are we. Let me walk with my brother In perfect harmony. I will not buy any MICROSOFT PRODUCT this YEAR until the return "GOD" to this commercial.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Randy Economy Show: Central Basin Water District Officials Respond to State Auditor Report

This the Saturday, December 5, 2015 broadcast of The Randy Economy Show on AM 870 The Answer KRLA here in Southern California. Guests included Leticia Vasquez, Central Basin Water Board Director and Kevin Hunt, General Manager Central Basin Water District. Vasquez and Hunt discuss an audit that was issued earlier in the week from the State of California that determined that the Board of Directors has "failed" to provide the leadership necessary for it to effectively fulfill it's responsibilities. Co-Host Frank Girardot is joined by Economy on the show and provides outstanding commentary. Also discussed was the terrorist attack in San Bernardino this past week.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

City Analyst Group Exposes Lack of Transparency at West Covina City Hall

This is the Randy Economy Show for Saturday, November, 28, 2015. Co-Host is Frank Girardot and Tony Aiello. TOPIC: City’s that don’t respond to public record requests. Project from Pepperdine University Calling in was Professor Matthew Peterson, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University IN STUDIO ARE: Pepperdine School of Public Policy Students: Alyssa Gray Danielle Merriweather In a Pepperdine University School of Public Policy class taught by Dr. Matthew J. Peterson on the intersection of media with state and local government, graduate students were assigned a class project: get campaign contribution records for candidates running for elected office in 2012-2015 in the City of Carson, CA and the City of West Covina, CA, analyze the records, and then publicize our findings. The cities were chosen by our professor because each city had experience political turmoil in recent years. The class was divided into two groups. We shared ideas as a class in what was named the City Analyst Group. The City Analyst Group believes that local governments and elected officials should be accessible, transparent and accountable for their performance. Our aim was to a) find out what it takes for the average citizen to obtain and analyze the campaign contribution forms, which by law are public record, and b) reveal major influences on critical public policy issues within these cities to the public.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Actress Suzanne Whang, Sunland Tujunga Community Members Art Miner and Brian Schneider ROCK The Randy Economy

The Randy Economy Show on Saturday was raw, emotional, fun, truthful and full of energy with my incredible guests Actress Suzanne Whang, and Sunland Tujunga Community Members Art Miner and Brian Schneider. We talked openly about the homeless crisis in Los Angeles and how a group of community residents came together to dismantle a dangerous encampment in the Sunland Tujunga Wash. Suzanne Whang also talked openly about her successful television and acting career as well as how she overcame Stage 4 Cancer. Follow Randy Economy on Twitter @EconomyRadio and on Periscope @EconomyRadio.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Taco Bell 'Numero Uno' Located in Downey to be SAVED, MOVED on Thursday to Irvine!

GREAT NEWS. I love our local history. The HISTORICAL TACO BELL in Downey is about to be SAVED FOREVER! YAHOOO! Here is a video posted by the Big Brass down in Irvine today. "On Thursday, November 19, we’re going to save the world's first Taco Bell from its impending demolition. We’ll be raising the Taco Bell from its 53-year-old foundation and relocating it to Taco Bell Headquarters in Irvine, taking the whole building on a 45-mile road trip through the streets of Southern California." There is a Taco God AFTERALL!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

RANDY ECONOMY SHOW: Disney's Robert Iger Joins 'Team Carson' NFL Stadium Venture

This is the Saturday, November 14, 2015 Randy Economy Show on AM 870 The Answer KRLA in Los Angeles. Carson Mayor Albert Robles announces that Disney Corporation Chairman Robert Iger is now an Adviser to help bring perhaps two National Football Teams to Los Angeles.....for the 2019 season....! Co-Host is Frank C. Girardot. Tony Aiello is also featured on the show along with Talk Show Host Harry Bey who talks about his rare, priceless comic book collection. The show also talks about the tragic terror attacks in Paris...and exposes misinformation being spread by a local community newspaper that has sparked an outcry from the Chief of Police in Montebello. Businessman and Realtor Miguel "Benny" Chavez is also on this episode.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Thanks Mayor Sam Blog for highlighting my #1 Rating for The Randy Economy Show

Had to share this awesome post from the great folks at The Mayor Sam Blog here in Los Angeles....rre

Saturday, November 07, 2015

GREAT NEWS from the KRLA 870 AM Randy Economy Show

The latest Nielsen Radio Ratings for October has the KRLA 870 AM Randy Economy Show ranked as the NUMERO UNO-rated Weekend Talk Radio Show
There is a audience wanting for disclosing Corruption in Local Politics.

Blogger's Note: We are proud to note the following from our KRLA 870 AM Talk Radio Host Rand Economy,heard every Saturday from 8-9 PM.
The Randy Economy Show is now the #1 WEEKEND NIELSEN RATED TALK SHOW in LOS ANGELES for OCTOBER!!! I have so many people to thank...including my on air crew Dennis Zine Frank C Girardot Gary MendezTony Aiello Scott Johnson and great folks behind the scenes like William Kirby Jesse X-Ro Pinkney Kevin Campbell
Simply, we are grateful to Randy for allowing us to be a part of a hopefully expanding, weekly expose on the corruption within our local political culture---Scott Johnson.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

US Senate Candidate Duf Sundheim, Humanitarian Lisa Haysha get down on The Randy Economy Show!

Randy Economy, Lisa Haisha, Frank Girardot, Tony Aiello
Randy Economy, Duf Sundheim, Frank Gitatdot
This is the Randy Economy Show for Saturday, October 7, 2015 on AM 870 The Answer KRLA in Los Angeles. Guests included Duf Sundheim, Candidate for US Senate in California in 2016, and Humanitarian Lisa Haisha.

Friday, November 06, 2015

#1 Saturday Night! The Randy Economy Show on AM 870 The Answer in Los Angeles continues Nielsen Ratings Success for Octoner

I am thrilled that The Randy Economy Show is once again at the TOP of the Nielsen Ratings for weekend talk shows on AM 870 The Answer KRLA!

The Randy Economy Show scored an overall rating of 1,900 in October that translates to approximately 8,000 to 10,000 weekly radio listeners for his show that airs every Saturday night from 8 to 9 p.m. PST in Los Angeles.

The ratings do not include listeners via the internet, electronic devices such as cell phones, IPads, etc.

In June, The Randy Economy Show scored a Neilsen/Arbitron Ratings of 2,500, an all time high for the show.

The Randy Economy Show is dedicated to exposing political corruption at all levels of government especially at the hyper-local level.

Economy is joined in studio each week with co-hosts Dennis P. Zine a former member of the Los Angeles City Council as well as Frank C. Girardot, the owner of Pegasus Communications as well as a former Managing Editor of the Los Angeles Newspaper Group.  Rio Hondo College Trustee Gary Mendez is also part of the weekly show as is Tony Aiello, the Publisher of The La Mirada Blog.

To sponsor the Randy Economy Show call 1 526 743 0882.

The Randy Economy Show is owned by Eyepatch Productions based in Los Angeles County.

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Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Montebello Police Chief Slams Brian Hews Media in Stinging Press Statement

I use to work for Hews Media Group here in Cerritos. Those days are long past and in my rear view mirrror. Today Kevin McClure, the Chief of Police in Montebello issued a stunning statement to every media member in America denouncing Brian Hews.  

I will no longer sit on the sidelines regarding this publication. 

I congratulate the Chief of Police of the City of Montebello for taking this highly unusual move by "calling like it is."

Here is the Statement....unedited....

 Open Letter to Hews Media Group Seeking Retraction of Inaccurate Reports

To Whom It May Concern:

I just returned from a conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and learned of recent inaccurate reports in articles by the Hews Media Group that I was, a) interviewed about crime rates in the City of Montebello, b) contradicted the Mayor in the interview, and c) had an argument/confrontation with the Mayor about a campaign ad.

It is important that the residents and businesses of the City of Montebello know that they can trust as accurate and impartial the information disseminated by the Office of the Chief of Police. The sharing of accurate information is critical to efficient police/community relations. The information recently published by the Hews Media Group regarding an interview of me, alleged statements by me in the supposed interview, and an argument/confrontation I allegedly had with the Mayor is inaccurate. I respectfully request that the Hews Media Group retract the reports.
The FBI collects crime statistics from law enforcement agencies across the United States yearly and the City of Montebello reports our figures as part of the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. The Police Department provides these statistics annually and the numbers reflect the previous year’s crime statistics. In February 2015 when the Police Department released our crime statistics which reflect 2014 crimes information, the city showed an 18% decrease in crime. Nevertheless, in Montebello and throughout California, we are facing a serious public safety threat as the result of Proposition 47, which supporters said would “improve public safety” and reduce state prison overcrowding by reclassifying many felonies as misdemeanors, allowing police officers to concentrate on violent crimes. California prosecutors and law enforcement officials had well-founded concerns about Prop. 47 and, when the City next reports crime figures in February 2016, the figures will most likely show an unfortunate increase in certain crime rates due in large part to the effects of Prop. 47.
I invite residents and businesses seeking accurate information regarding the Montebello Police Department to find it at the Police Department’s website (http://www.cityofmontebello.com/depts/police/community_alerts.asp) or contact my office.

Kevin McClure
Chief of Police
Montebello Police Department

Sunday, November 01, 2015

DON'T BE TRICKED! Here is the The Randy Economy Show's OFFICIAL ENDORSEMENTS for the NOVEMBER 2015 ELECTIONS

This is the HALLOWEEN EPISODE of THE RANDY ECONOMY SHOW that was LIVE on AM 870 The Answer KRLA. Randy is joined by Co-Host Frank C Girardot, Gary Mendez, Josh Gross who is the Publisher of the Beverly Hills Weekly. Tony Aiello is behind the CAMERA tonight with PERISCOPE @EconomyRadio. This list of endorsed candidates is AWESOME....

Sunday, October 25, 2015

RANDY ECONOMY SHOW: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti confronted by Black Lives Matters movement; Carson City Clerk Jim Dear Censured; Assemblyman Ian Calderon's 'Cash Only Wedding'

This is the Randy Economy Show for Saturday Oct. 24, 2015 that was aired LIVE on AM 870 The Answer KRLA here in Southern California. Guests include co-hosts Dennis Zine, Gary Mendez and Tony Aiello, and Carson (CA) community leader Vera Robles De Witt. The show talks about a heated confrontation between Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Black Lives Matter Movement this past week at a South Los Angeles church. Also exposed was California State Assemblyman Ian Calderon's "cash only for gifts" wedding reception... and...the official censure of Carson (CA) City Clerk Jim Dear this past week by members of the Carson City Clerk on charges that he harassed nearly 20 city employees in a sexual manner. The show was broadcasted from the Salem Communications Broadcast Center in Glendale, Ca.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

SHOWTIME: Senator Bob Huff Talks About Campaign for LA County Board of Supes from The Big Catch Seafood in Koreatown

This is The Randy Economy Show on AM 870 The Answer LIVE SHOW from The Big Catch Seafood Restaurant on Saturday night, October 17th at 2748 W. 8th Street in Los Angeles! Guests included Kin Hui, California State Senator Bob Huff, Chef Michael Kwan, Co-Host Dennis Zine, Randy Economy and Co-Host Frank C. Girardot. Senator Huff probably has the most experience in this current campaign for LA County Supervisor, but do voters really care about "experience" in this day of term limits and out of control corruption with our lawmakers. Anyway, thanks Bob for a great interview.... Looking forward to continuing the conversation we began last night....

Sunday, October 11, 2015

@EconomyRadio: Feds Target Los Angeles City Council Member Nury Martinez staffers

This is the Saturday, October 10, 2015 "Randy Economy Show" with co-Hosts Dennis Zine and Gary Mendez. Guests include: Attorney Brad Gage talks about a major court victory on behalf a San Gabriel Police Department officer who was attacked at a cigar lounge in Alhambra. Scott Johnson, Editor of the popular Mayor Sam Blog to talk about what’s going on behind the scenes with the FBI issuing subpoenas to five key staff members with LA City Councilwoman Nury Martinez this past week. Lydia Grant, talks about a dispute between the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council's ongoing dispute with Councilman Felipe Fuentes Also, Frank Girardot calls in to talk about next weeks BIG LIVE SHOW at the BIG CATCH SEAFOOD RESTAURANT on Saturday night, Oct. 17…

Monday, September 14, 2015

The Randy Economy Show Pop Song is an INSTANT SMASH HIT thanks to Mr. Zuma Dogg and his magical touch

The Randy Economy Show has EXPLODED on TALK RADIO here in Los Angeles and we now have one of the soon to be hottest pop songs to add to this crazy fun show. Thanks to iconic rapper Mr. Zuma Dogg for producing "The Randy Economy Show Pop Song!" This is epic. Paging American Idol. American Top 40. Billboard. The Hot 100. Wow.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Micheal Harris Tragically Killed In Boating Accident Off Catalina Island

Michael Harris (Center).....a sad and tragic loss.....

What a tragic weekend in Catalina Island.

So sad to see that Michael Harris, the  son of SF 49ers CEO Peter Harris, was killed when a dinghy he was riding in with four other people ran into another boat around 1:20 a.m. near Descanso Bay.

“Our son Michael died this morning while living his life as he did everyday, with kindness, friendship, love of family, caring for others, having fun, being a friend, and as one of the really good guys,” Peter Harris wrote in a post on Facebook.

“This was a young man who was real, sincere, a great listener, always interested, warm, full of humor with the attendant laughter, who sincerely loved and prized family,” his father wrote. “Who had a broad group of friends, old and knew he cared for greatly, who was embarking on a career in psychology he embraced with passion helping adolescents because it mattered, and who as he matured into a man was a gift to me as his dad.”

So so sad.....

Randy Economy Show Podcast from September 5, 2015: Will Kathryn Barger be elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors next year? LISTEN to a HOT INTERVIEW with the candidate

Economy, Barger and Girardot
Economy, Actress Susanne Whang, Rev. Mara Finelle, Frank Girardot
This is the Saturday, September 6, 2015 LIVE BROADCAST of The Randy Economy Show on AM 870 The Answer KRLA. The show features Economy, Los Angeles County Supervisor Candidate Kathryn Barger. Also, joining was KTLA News Anchor Wendy Burch, Actress Susanne Whang, Rev. Mara Finelle who all highlighted the Women's Journey Conference that will be held next Saturday at the University of California at Irvine.


Co-Host Frank C. Girardot, Chairman of Pegasus Communications also stars in the program.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Remembering the Cerritos Air Diaster 29 Years Later

Hard to grasp that it was 29 years ago TODAY that our lives changed forever here in Cerritos and in my incredibly special neighborhood. While this video is hard to watch, and since so many of us actually lived through this nightmare, it reminds me about the power of the human spirit and how all of us learned about our inner strength, raw emotions, anger, despair and prayers for all of us we lost that day. Tonight, I walked around our neighborhood and reflected on what took place here. The pain never goes away.... anyway.... my thoughts..... RIP

Sunday, August 23, 2015

EXCLUSIVE! NFL RETURNING TO CARSON. Listen to the INTERVIEW of MAYOR ALBERT ROBLES TELL THE DETAILS




Carson Mayor Albert Robles announced on the Randy Economy Show on Saturday, August 22 on AM 870 that he and other city officials will be dedicating a new street by the name “STADIUM WAY” this coming week. Robles also talked about Carson’s bid for an NFL team, the Raiders, as well as the current drought since he serves as a Director of the Water Replenishment District of Southern California.
Also, Prosecutor Elan Carr talks about his campaign for Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
Show was broadcasted LIVE on AM 870 The Answer.
Co-Host Frank Girardot, Rio Hondo College Trustee Gary Mendez, as well as Pete Brown from the WRD and his daughter McKenna appear on the show.
Presidential Candidate Deez Nuts III was also dished on the show.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Pico Rivera's Cesar Estrada, 19, ARRESTED on 151 Counts of Communicating with Minors for 'Sexual Purposes and Lewd Acts on a Child"

Suspect Cesar Estrada, 19, from Pico Rivera was arrested Wednesday, August 21, 2015, for 151 counts of Communicating with Minors for Sexual Purposes and Lewd Acts on a Child.  

  During the investigation, 21 girls between 12 and 17 years old were located by detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Team (SAFE).

The girls alleged they were approached by Garcia on the Internet, primarily through Facebook and Kik social media sites, and enticed to send nude photos and videos of themselves performing sex acts.  When contacted by the detectives many of the girls disclosed how terrified they were of Estrada.

Ultimately, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s investigators traveled throughout the United States to interview the teenage victims including Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Washington.   Additional victims were found in Los Angeles County and Orange County, and in the cities of San Francisco and Visalia.

The investigation began when a 14-year-old Antelope Valley girl reported to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies in early 2015 that she was the victim of sexual crimes by the suspect via Facebook.

The SAFE Team began an investigation and found that the suspect had allegedly befriended the victim on Facebook and enticed her to send nude photos of herself to him.  After the victim complied, the suspect began to pressure her for more graphic photos and videos.  When the victim refused, the suspect threatened to send the nude photos to her entire Facebook Friends list.  Fearing her pictures would be shared with her friends and relatives, the victim disclosed the extortion to her father.  They then reported it to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies in the Antelope Valley.

Based on the information supplied by the teen, detectives were able to locate the suspect and serve a search warrant at his home in the 8300 block of Rosemead Boulevard, Pico Rivera.  The suspect’s computers and social media sites were searched and the suspect was identified as Cesar Estrada.

The SAFE Team detectives discovered over 26,000 pages of conversations and texts between Mr. Estrada and girls in multiple states making similar threats.  All of the reported victims were teenage Hispanic girls.

Bail has been set at $3 million dollars.

Child safety and internet awareness are very important when children are using the internet.  It is the parent’s responsibility to make sure children stay safe online.  The best tool a child has for screening material found on the internet is his or her brain.  Children should be educated about sexual exploitation, excessive violence, communication with strangers and other issues that concern child safety.  Monitor children when they’re online and monitor the time they spend online.  Inform children to always advise a parent or responsible adult if they find something scary or threatening on the internet.  They should never give out their name, address, phone number, school or any other personal information.  Teach them not to communicate with a person who they have not physically met and/or personally know.

Predators who believe they are communicating with minors, and will not get caught, are ill-informed.  Even if you have a “fake social media account” or you don’t use your real name, we will still find you, and you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

We exposed corrupt Santa Fe Springs City Council candidate Ron Beilke; Those crazy guys on the LA City Council, and that millionaire ex-Superintdent at Pasadena City College....

So....what another EPIC Randy Economy Show from this past Saturday night on AM 870 The Answer, KRLA...and within hours our show made headlines once again on one of the biggest and baddest political blogs in Southern California...


We took to task the "full time" Los Angeles City Council, and talked about this guy Ronald Beilke, who is now decided to run for a seat on the Santa Fe Springs City Council.  Beilke is one of the most corrupt politicians in Southeast Los Angeles County and last night we took his newest political scam to task.

Here is how the Randy Economy Show rolls.  If you are a political crook, and if you break the rules or the law, we are COMING AFTER YOU...period.  End of story.


Also, attorney Jay Devitt had the latest on the trial of Lyvette Crespo, in the shooting death of her husband former Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo.

My co-hosts Dennis Zine, and Frank Giradot and Executive Producer Jeff Gold and Associate Producer Gary Mendez were all on point, over the top, and it was wild reality radio....once again.

Also...super thanks to Mayor Sam Blog Publisher Scott Johnson for another AWESOME mention in Monday's Notes.  Here is the link to his post.....

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

WATCH: Tianjin, China EXPLODES; MASSIVE BLAST CAUGHT ON VIDEO

This is freaking incredible to watch. Talk about the power of what can EXPOLD in these damn cargo ships...this one blew up today in China. 天津 滨海新区 发生爆炸 现场升起巨大蘑菇云 A massive explosion has been reported in the Chinese city of Tianjin. Video of the blast shows people many kilometres away hit by a huge shockwave moments after the explosion. Múltiples víctimas tras una fuerte explosión

Sunday, August 09, 2015

LISTEN: We tackled the 'Illegal Alien' City Commissioner Appointments in Huntington Park on The Randy Economy Show


Talk about another HOT CONTROVERSIAL RANDY ECONOMY SHOW.....

This is the August 8th, 2015 Randy Economy Show on AM 870 The Answer here Southern California. The City of Huntington Park City Council has appointed two illegal aliens to city commissions.

The show features Huntington Park City Councilman Valentin P. Amezquita, former HP City Councilwoman Linda Caravallo, Rio Hondo College Trustee Gary Mendez, and Pete Brown of the Water Replenishment District.

Friday, August 07, 2015

Huntington Park and South Gate Police Departments, City Council's come under scrutiny on August 8th Randy Economy Show

Attorneys Brad Gage and Greg Owen from an appearance on the Randy Economy Show just two months ago.
I will be welcoming LIVE IN STUDIO on Saturday night on The Randy Economy Show beginning at 8 p.m. on AM 870 The Answer the following guests:

Huntington Park City Councilman Valentin P. Amezquita and former HP Councilwoman Linda Guverra to talk about those two illegal alien residents who were appointed to two city commissions this past week.

I will also welcome Attorney Gregory Owen to talk about the four police officers from both the City of Huntington Park and South Gate wh...o were arrested this week on felony charges that they physically beat minors who were attending a camp for at risk youth.

Also joining the show will be Peter Brown, from the Water Replenishment District of Southern California to update all of us on the drought, and what you can do to help ALL of US in this critical time.

I will be taking phone calls during the entire show. The number is 1-866-870-5752.

My co-host Frank C Girardot will be at my side, so this is going to be another jaw dropping Randy Economy Show....trust me.

Here is the link....

http://saleminteractivemedia.com/ListenLive/player/KRLAAM

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

WATCH Bombshell New Video on Planned Parenthood: INTACT FETAL CADAVERS AT 20-WEEKS 'JUST A MATTER OF LINE ITEMS'

Staggering new video was just released by the Center for Medical Progress in it's undercover expose into how Planned Parenthood really operates behind the scenes. This is hard to watch...but I WARN YOU IN ADVANCE.....you NEED to SEE what is really happening here in America today. PPSellsBabyParts “INTACT FETAL CADAVERS” AT 20-WEEKS “JUST A MATTER OF LINE ITEMS” AT PLANNED PARENTHOOD TX MEGA-CENTER: ABORTION DOCS CAN “MAKE IT HAPPEN”

Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Director of Research Says Department Contributes Significantly to Bottom Line, Has History of Selling Aborted Fetal Tissue, Suggests “Splitting the Specimens into Different Shipments” to Hide Profit in 5th Undercover Video

Contact: David Daleiden, media@centerformedicalprogress.org

HOUSTON, Aug. 4–The fifth undercover video in the controversy over Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby parts shows the Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Melissa Farrell, advertising the Texas Planned Parenthood branch’s track record of fetal tissue sales, including its ability to deliver fully intact fetuses.

In the video, actors posing as representatives from a human biologics company meet with Farrell at the abortion-clinic headquarters of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston to discuss a potential partnership to harvest fetal organs.

Where we probably have an edge over other organizations, our organization has been doing research for many many years,” explains Farrell. When researchers need a specific part from the aborted fetus, Farrell says, “We bake that into our contract, and our protocol, that we follow this, so we deviate from our standard in order to do that.
Asked specifically if this means Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast can change abortion procedures to supply intact fetal specimens, Farrell affirms, “Some of our doctors in the past have projects and they’re collecting the specimens, so they do it in a way that they get the best specimens, so I know it can happen.
The investigators ask Farrell how she will frame a contract in which they pay a higher price for higher quality fetal body parts, and she replies, “We can work it out in the context of–obviously, the procedure itself is more complicated,” suggesting that “without having you cover the procedural cost” and paying for the abortion, the higher specimen price could be framed as “additional time, cost, administrative burden.
Farrell finally summarizes her affiliate’s approach to fetal tissue payments: “If we alter our process, and we are able to obtain intact fetal cadavers, we can make it part of the budget that any dissections are this, and splitting the specimens into different shipments is this. It’s all just a matter of line items.
The sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison or a fine of up to $500,000 (42 U.S.C. 289g-2). Federal law also requires that no alteration in the timing or method of abortion be done for the purposes of fetal tissue collection (42 U.S.C. 289g-1).
Farrell also indicates to the investigators over lunch that the specimen sales from her department contribute significantly to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s overall finances: “I think everyone realizes, especially because my department contributes so much to the bottom line of our organization here, you know we’re one of the largest affiliates, our Research Department is the largest in the United States. Larger than any the other affiliates’ combined.” In a Texas Senate hearing on July 29, former Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast clinic director Abby Johnson estimated that the affiliate had previously made up to $120,000 per month off of aborted fetal tissue.
The video is the fifth by The Center for Medical Progress documenting Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted fetal parts. Project Lead David Daleiden notes: “This is now the fifth member of Planned Parenthood leadership discussing payments for aborted baby parts without any connection to actual costs of so-called tissue ‘donation.’ Planned Parenthood’s system-wide conspiracy to evade the law and make money off of aborted fetal tissue is now undeniable.” Daleiden continues, “Anyone who watches these videos knows that Planned Parenthood is engaged in barbaric practices and human rights abuses that must end. There is no reason for an organization that uses illegal abortion methods to sell baby parts and commit such atrocities against humanity to still receive over $500 million each year from taxpayers.”
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For more information on the Human Capital project, visit centerformedicalprogress.org.

Monday, August 03, 2015

Huntington Park City Councilman Jhonny Pineda Continues "Un American" Rancor, After Appointing Two Undocumented Immigrants as Commissioners. REALLY?

Jhonny Pineda

So Huntington Park City Councilman Jhonny Pineda has totally lost his mind. 

Seriously.

Totally gonzo.

I found out tonight that Pineda has appointed not one, but two UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS to serve as COMMISSIONERS in the southeast Los Angeles municipality. 

 Huntington Park is one of the most corrupt city halls in America. Enough is enough. 

 Isn't there any "LEGAL, DOCUMENTED, AMERICAN'S" in Huntington Park who are qualified to be city commissioners. 

 This is an outrage.

I invite Councilman Pineda to explain his logic on my show LIVE this coming Saturday night on AM 870 The Answser KRLA.

A couple of years ago, I reported that another Huntington Park City Councilwoman, Rosa Perez that she also made outrageous anti-American comments during a meeting: 

I wrote the following about the situation with Perez:  "Councilwoman Rosa Perez, who was elected in 2011, stunned the mostly Spanish speaking audience in attendance at Huntington Park City Hall last week when she blasted residents with the comment “I wanted to come into (elected) office, and to see what the problems are in the city and try to bring solutions to them. A big problem is that people think that when the Americans were in office everything was all great and when the Latinos came in, then all the problems came in."

So....Huntington Park voters get what they deserve.  Screw the United States Constitution.  They are living on another planet.

Here is what CBS LA is reporting tonight....

HUNTINGTON PARK (CBSLA.com) — Huntington Park may become the first city in California to appoint two undocumented immigrants as commissioners on city advisory boards, a lawmaker confirms. City Councilman Jhonny Pineda has picked Francisco Medina to join the health and education commission and Julian Zatarain for the parks and recreation commission. The 32-year-old lawmaker told CBSLA online producer Deborah Meron that he promised voters while running for office that he would create more opportunities for undocumented residents. “Huntington Park is a city of opportunity and a city of hope for all individuals regardless of socioeconomic status, race, creed, or in this case, citizenship,” the councilman said in a statement. “Both these gentlemen have accomplished a great deal for the city. For that, on behalf of the city council, mayor, and our city, I want to say thank you to them both and I am confident they will do an excellent job on their commission posts.”

More at: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/08/03/huntington-park-to-appoint-2-undocumented-immigrants-as-commissioners/

Sunday, August 02, 2015

LA Weekly Cover Article on Shooting Death of Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo Turns into a heated debate on my show....

The LA Weekly expose on the shooting death of Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo is debated in great detail on this broadcast of The Randy Economy Show from Saturday, August 1, 2015. The show featured Crespo Family attorney James Devitt. The show also dives into the current drought here in Southern California with Pete Brown, the Public Affairs Manager of the Water Replenishment District of Southern California. Also on the show was Kathryn Barger, candidate for Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and Bill Haller, a member of the Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council here in Los Angeles.

Friday, July 31, 2015

CORRUPT CALIFORNIA STATE SENATOR LELAND LEE PLEADS GUILTY TO RACKETEERING....Go to Jail, Baby!

I am thrilled out of my eye patch this afternoon that former California State Senator Leland Yee has pleaded guilty to federal racketeering charges. Yee is a real dirt bag. Corrupt. Filthy. He was charged in March 2014 in a lurid indictment...he establish a “racketeering enterprise, trading political favors for campaign contributions and even offering to arrange the sale of machine guns and shoulder fired missiles to an undercover FBI agent posing as a mob figure." No sentence yet handed down. Yee could get a 20 year vacation at Club Fed. Have a great life in the slammer. Hope more corrupt politicians in Sacramento are looking over their shoulders tonight...

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Savita Ginde: Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains VP & Medical Director Discusses Contract Details, Aborted Body Parts Pricing, and How to Not “Get Caught”

David Daleiden, the Executive Director of Center for Medical Progress is making worldwide news AGAIN today with the release of another shocking, hard to watch video involving another executive from Planned Parenthood negotiating "aborted baby body parts." Mr. Daleiden appeared on The Randy Economy Show LIVE in STUDIO last Saturday night, and I have invited him back for this Saturday night's show. Below is last weeks podcast and interview with David.... America is talking about this. Congress is talking about this. Media members are talking about this...and I will continue to talk about this as well. How did we get her as a Society? How can we allow and TAXPAYER DOLLARS to be used for groups like Planned Parenthood.
#PPSellsBabyParts PLANNED PARENTHOOD VP SAYS FETUSES MAY COME OUT INTACT, AGREES PAYMENTS SPECIFIC TO THE SPECIMENPlanned Parenthood Rocky Mountains VP & Medical Director Savita Ginde Discusses Contract Details, Aborted Body Parts Pricing, and How to Not “Get Caught”
Contact: David Daleiden, media@centerformedicalprogress.org,

DENVER, July 30–New undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains’ Vice President and Medical Director, Dr. Savita Ginde, negotiating a fetal body parts deal, agreeing multiple times to illicit pricing per body part harvested, and suggesting ways to avoid legal consequences.
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) is a wealthy, multi-state Planned Parenthood affiliate that does over 10,000 abortions per year. PPRM has a contract to supply aborted fetal tissue to Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
In the video, actors posing as representatives from a human biologics company meet with Ginde at the abortion-clinic headquarters of PPRM in Denver to discuss a potential partnership to harvest fetal organs. When the actors request intact fetal specimens, Ginde reveals that in PPRM’s abortion practice, “Sometimes, if we get, if someone delivers before we get to see them for a procedure, then we are intact.
Since PPRM does not use digoxin or other feticide in its 2nd trimester procedures, any intact deliveries before an abortion are potentially born-alive infants under federal law (1 USC 8).
We’d have to do a little bit of training with the providers or something to make sure that they don’t crush” fetal organs during 2nd trimester abortions, says Ginde, brainstorming ways to ensure the abortion doctors at PPRM provide usable fetal organs.
When the buyers ask Ginde if “compensation could be specific to the specimen?” Ginde agrees, “Okay.” Later on in the abortion clinic’s pathological laboratory, standing over an aborted fetus, Ginde responds to the buyer’s suggestion of paying per body part harvested, rather than a standard flat fee for the entire case: “I think a per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.
The sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison or a fine of up to $500,000 (42 U.S.C. 289g-2). Federal law also requires that no alteration in the timing or method of abortion be done for the purposes of fetal tissue collection (42 U.S.C. 289g-1).
Ginde also suggests ways for Planned Parenthood to cover-up its criminal and public relations liability for the sale of aborted body parts. “Putting it under ‘research’ gives us a little bit of an overhang over the whole thing,” Ginde remarks. “If you have someone in a really anti state who’s going to be doing this for you, they’re probably going to get caught.
Ginde implies that PPRM’s lawyer, Kevin Paul, is helping the affiliate skirt under the fetal tissue law: “He’s got it figured out that he knows that even if, because we talked to him in the beginning, you know, we were like, ‘We don’t want to get called on,’ you know, ‘selling fetal parts across states.’” The buyers ask, “And you feel confident that they’re building those layers?” to which Ginde replies, “I’m confident that our Legal will make sure we’re not put in that situation.
As the buyers and Planned Parenthood workers identify body parts from last fetus in the path lab, a Planned Parenthood medical assistant announces: “Another boy!
The video is the latest by The Center for Medical Progress documenting Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted fetal parts. Project Lead David Daleiden notes: “Elected officials need to listen to the public outcry for an immediate moratorium on Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding while the 10 state investigations and 3 Congressional committees determine the full extent of Planned Parenthood’s sale of baby parts.” Daleiden continues, “Planned Parenthood’s recent call for the NIH to convene an expert panel to ‘study’ fetal experimentation is absurd after suggestions from Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Ginde that ‘research’ can be used as a catch-all to cover-up baby parts sales. The biggest problem is bad actors like Planned Parenthood who hold themselves above the law in order to harvest and make money off of aborted fetal brains, hearts, and livers.”
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See the video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWQuZMvcFA8
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WATCH NEWEST UNDERGROUND EXPLOSION TO ROCK LONG BEACH. WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON

Stunning new EXPLOSIVE VIDEO emerging out of Long Beach tonight. Another underground blast has left more than 30,000 residents without power. What is really going on here? We need answers...lots of them.

Margaret Gallagher Arrested, Charged With Making Terrorist Threat; Officials say she wanted to blow up California Highway Patrol Communications Center in LA LA Land

Looks like ol' Margaret Gallagher is in a heap of trouble. Who makes bomb threats to law enforcement agencies and THINK that they can get away with it? Not Maggie....
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – On July 28, 2015, at 3:44 PM, a female suspect made a terrorist threat via telephone to the Los Angeles Regional Transportation Management Center (LARTMC) located in Eagle Rock CA. LARTMC is home to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) L.A. Communications Center (LACC), where the call was received. The caller threatened to injure employees and destroy the facility with a bomb and used profanity before promptly disconnecting from the call.

LACC personnel immediately notified CHP Investigators and requested assistance from Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), and Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD). Communications staff activated systems to re-route all cellular calls from L.A. County to our sister facilities in Ventura, Orange County and San Bernardino. Individual CHP stations had to go into self-dispatch mode in order to maintain control of calls for service. CHP and Department of Transportation (DOT) personnel then evacuated the facility to pre-designated locations.

Specially trained explosive detection canines from CHP and LAPD were utilized to search the perimeter and every single floor of the building. A thorough search of the facility revealed no explosive device or any traces of explosives to be present.

Just before 6 p.m., the “all clear” was given and employees and dispatch operations fully resumed. Although there are protocols in place to safeguard public safety when threats such as this are received, this event was a reckless misuse of the 9-1-1 system and protocols intended for use during legitimate emergencies. CHP and DOT employees also had to endure the elements and kept from their duties without good cause. Lastly, numerous hours of CHP, LAPD and LAFD resources were wasted by having to concentrate their efforts toward a non-existent emergency.

CHP Investigators expedited an investigation utilizing confidential means and at 9:16 p.m., arrested Margaret M. Gallagher at a residence in Ventura County for making Criminal Threats. Mrs. Gallagher admitted to placing the call and threat, she was subsequently booked at the Ventura County Government Center for violating section 422 of the Penal Code – Criminal Threats

Dr. Walter Palmer Responds to Bow and Arrow Killing of Cecil The Lion

I have obtained an email today from Dr. Walter Palmer regarding his participation in the bow and arrow killing of the beloved Cecil The Lion. Incredible words to read from an obvious well educated man such as Dr. Palmer. It seems like he is now playing the "cover my rear end game" with the folks who have made me a millionaire dentist. I invite Dr. Palmer to be part of my show this Saturday night on AM 870 The Answer here in Los Angeles.
 
July 28, 2015

 
To my valued patients:

As you may have already heard, I have been in the news over the last few days for reasons that have nothing to do with my profession or the care I provide for you. I want you to know of this situation and my involvement

In addition to spending time with my family, one of my passions outside dentistry is hunting. I’ve been a life-long hunter since I was a child growing up in North Dakota. I don’t often talk about hunting with my patients because it can be a divisive and emotionally charged topic. I understand and respect that not everyone shares the same views on hunting.

In early July, I was in Zimbabwe on a bow hunting trip for big game. I hired several professional guides and they secured all proper permits. To my knowledge, everything about this trip was legal and properly handled and conducted.

I had no idea that the lion I took was a known, local favorite, was collared and part of a study until the end of the hunt. I relied on the expertise of my local professional guides to ensure a legal hunt.

I have not been contacted by authorities in Zimbabwe or in the U.S. about this situation, but will assist them in any inquiries they may have.

Again, I deeply regret that my pursuit of an activity I love and practice responsibly and legally resulted in the taking of this lion. That was never my intention.

The media interest in this matter – along with a substantial number of comments and calls from people who are angered by this situation and by the practice of hunting in general – has disrupted our business and our ability to see our patients. For that disruption, I apologize profoundly for this inconvenience and promise you that we will do our best to resume normal operations as soon as possible. We are working to have patients with immediate needs referred to other dentists and will keep you informed of any additional developments.

On behalf of all of us at River Bluff Dental, thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

Walter J. Palmer, DDS
River Bluff Dental