Sunday, November 29, 2009

Black Friday Turns into "Green Mega Bucks" for Cerritos retailers as our local shopping frenzy tops Los Angeles TV Newscasts

What's THE REaction: 

"Black Friday" turned into huge greenback$ for shopping retailers throughout Cerritos this holiday weekend.

Over at the Cerritos Towne Center Best Buy, literally thousands of eager shoppers spent the entire Thanksgiving Day and Night standing in long lines that wrapped around the building and through the parking lot.

Our mega shopping lines here in Cerritos were also featured as the "top lead news" story on the 11 p.m. KCBS 2/KCAL 9 Newscast last Thursday night.

Covering the Best Buy "Blow Out Black Friday" event was Reporter Rita Ramirez (seen here with me). She interview lots of happy local Cerritos residents as they got ready to spend thousands of dollars at the midnight supersales around town.

Also seen were hundreds of local students from Cerritos High School, Gahr High School and Whitney High School.  The students waited in tents and played cards and board games to pass the time in line.

The hot sale item at Best Buy were lap top/note book computers for $199.00 and $299.00 each.

Also waiting for computer bargains for more than 30 hours were Sandeep Singh and Ashuin Patel of Buena Park.  They got lucky and scored what was on their "wish list."


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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.

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Hear Randy Economy on the David Cruz Show!

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