Thursday, November 12, 2009
Exclusive: Little Lake School Board Member Gina Ramirez admitted to hospital, treated, released after possible “overdose”
Note: This will be appearing in Friday's Los Cerritos Community News.
Seen: Gina and Rick Ramirez.
By Randy Economy
Norwalk: Gina Ramirez, a member of the Little Lake City School Board and wife of Norwalk City Councilman Rick Ramirez was hospitalized, treated and released on Wednesday night for the effects of a "possible overdose."
Norwalk Sheriff's Watch Commander Ralph Gama said that Los Angeles County Fire Department and Sheriff's units both responded to a medical treatment assistance call to the Ramirez's home located in North Norwalk at the 11000 block of Pluton Avenue at around 10 p.m.
According to Commander Gama, this was not "suicide" related. Gina Ramirez was taken to a local hospital, and was treated and released early Thursday morning. It was not known if Councilman Ramirez was at home during this incident.
Norwalk City Councilman Rick Ramirez, 41, was arrested on October 24th for making "criminal threats" against his wife Gina Ramirez. He was held on a $50,000 bail and released and will be appearing in Los Angeles County Superior Court on November 20th for formal arraignment. During that incident, deputies took Councilman Ramirez into custody and booked him on one Felony count of making a "criminal threat." According to the arrest record, Councilman Ramirez threatened his wife with "great bodily harm or death."
Gina Ramirez is currently serving as Clerk of the Little Lake School Board of Education. She announced earlier this summer that she would not be seeking another term citing "personal family" matters.
Rick Ramirez remains as a member of the Norwalk City Council. They have three children.