Media contact information for Randy Economy and Brian Hews and Los Cerritos Community Newspaper

Randy Economy and Brian Hews are "two of the best" Investigative Reporters in all of Southern California. They are 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. Randy and Brian's 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 and dozens of other media outlets across America. He is the 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 and Brian for your news program, radio talk show, etc., drop an email to Randy@CerritosNews.net, or call 562 407-3873 during regular business hours. Thanks for all of your AMAZING SUPPORT and INTEREST! America's community newspapers are the BACK bone of a FREE MEDIA. Los Cerritos Community Newspaper can be found at www.loscerritosnews.net. Investigative Reporting is becoming a "lost art" here in the United States. Randy Economy and Brian Hews are determined to "keep politicians" on their toes and accountable.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Evacuation Areas Named for Station Fire locations in ACTON, ALTADENA, LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE AND LITTLEROCK

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(Flames inch closer to Mt. Wilson on Monday morning, at 1:45 a.m.)


Here is the LATEST details on EVACUATIONS for the massive Station Fire that has destroyed over 50,000 acres so far in Los Angeles County.
Evacuation/Road Closure Information

Mandatory Evacuation are still in place (all immediate effected areas)
Acton
All residences to the south of Soledad Canyon Road from Highway 14 to Crown Valley Road. All residences in Aliso Canyon Road from Angeles Forest Highway to Soledad Canyon Road.

La Canada/Flintridge
Homes east of Jensen Drive, northeast of Los Amigos St. east of Castle Road and east of Ocean View Road. Briggs Ave to Pennsylvania north of Harmony Place. Rockdale area - Briggs north of Rockdale.

Altadena
North of Loma Alta between Lake and Canyon Del Drive. Total residencies evacuated - 2000.

Littlerock Resort Area
Cheseboro Road south of Mt Emma Road

Evacuations are lifted for RESIDENTS ONLY in these AREAS:
Vista Del Valle Rd west of Angeles Crest Highway and LA Canada Blvd. north to El Vago Street West to Linda Vista Dr. north to Alta Canyada Drive.
West of Arroyo Seco to Palm Drive, North of Olive Lane, La Canada
Riverdale and Alpine areas are declare safe.

Evacuation Centers
Verdugo High School
La Canada High School
Golden Valley High School
Crescenta Valley High School
Marie Kerr Park (Moved from Highland High School)
Animal Shelters
Large Animals

Pierce College (Horses Only)
Antelope Valley Fair Grounds
Small Animals
Augora Humane Society
Lancaster Humane Society
Palmdale Humane Society

Updated as of 9:00 pm (08/30/2009)
For more information call 323-881-2411
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Sunday, August 30, 2009

MASSIVE "STATION" FIRE REACHES 42,500 ACRES; MT. WILSON COMMUNICATION TOWERS IN DIRECT PATH OF DEADLY FLAMES

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This is just a quick and dirty montage starting around sunset of some of the night's pictures from the towercam at Mt Wilson observatory: http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~obs/towercam.htm

on Sunday, August 30. AMAZING TO SEE JUST HOW FAST THIS FIRE IS CONSUMING AN ENTIRE MOUNTAIN AS HUGE AS MT. WILSON.

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I just watched the Station Fire reach the TOP of MT. Wilson from the 91 Freeway overpass at 183rd Street here in Cerritos. The fire is more than 45 miles NORTH of Cerritos, but tonight, you can actually see the flames light up the sky this far away.

Since I'm totally blind in one eye, and only have 40% vision in the other, I lucked out to get this shot tonight (overcross at 183rd and Carmenita).

You can see the flames in the dark northern sky from all over Southern California. Scary stuff these fires.
We also lost 2 brave fire fighters tonight and I pray for them and their loved ones.
It's sad to see our beautiful mountains up in flames. Top view from Mt. Wilson Cam is from the UCLA School of Physics and Astronomy.

Be safe.

Avoid the toxic smoke filled air, and pray for rain.
Randy Economy




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Final Papal Blessing to Senator Edward Kennedy touched America, World! RIP

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TRULY BLESSED!
The following are excerpts from the letter read by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick at Senator Edward Kennedy's private burial service Saturday in Arlington National Cemetery. The letter was hand delivered to the Pontiff from President Barack and Mrs. Obama recently at the request of the late Mr. Kennedy. This is very touching, and I wanted to share this with all of you.
Randy Economy


"Most Holy Father, I asked President Obama to personally hand-deliver this letter to you. As a man of deep faith himself, he understands how important my Catholic faith is to me, and I am so deeply grateful to him. I hope this letter finds you in good health.

"I pray that you have all of God's blessings as you lead our Church and inspire our world during these challenging times. I am writing with deep humility to ask that you pray for me as my own health declines. I was diagnosed with brain cancer more than a year ago, and although I continue treatment the disease is taking its toll on me. I am 77 years old, and preparing for the next passage of life.

"I have been blessed to be part of a wonderful family. Both of my parents, particularly my mother, kept our Catholic faith at the center of our lives. That gift of faith has sustained and nurtured, and provided solace to me in the darkest hours.

"I know that I have been an imperfect human being, but with the help of my faith I have tried to right my path. I want you to know Your Holiness that in my nearly 50 years of elective office, I have done my best to champion the rights of the poor and open doors of economic opportunity. I have worked to welcome the immigrant, to fight discrimination, and expand access to health care and education. I have opposed the death penalty, and fought to end war. Those are the issues that have motivated me and been the focus of my work as a United States Senator.

"I also want you to know that even though I am ill, I am committed to do everything I can to achieve access to health care for everyone in my country. This has been the political cause of my life. I believe in a conscience protection for Catholics in the health field, and I'll continue to advocate for it as my colleagues in the Senate and I work to develop an overall national health policy that guarantees health care for everyone.

"I have always tried to be a faithful Catholic Your Holiness. And though I have fallen short through human failings, I have never failed to believe and respect the fundamental teachings of my faith. I continue to pray for God's blessings on you and on our Church, and would be most thankful for your prayers for me."
-Edward Moore Kennedy

Two weeks later, Kennedy received a response from the Vatican. McCarrick read the response in part, as follows:

"The Holy Father has read the letter which you entrusted to President Obama, who kindly presented it to him during their recent meeting. He was saddened to know of your illness, and asked me to assure you of his concern and his spiritual closeness. He is particularly grateful for your promise of prayers for him, for the needs of our universal church.

"His Holiness prays that in the days ahead, you may be sustained in faith and hope, and granted the precious grace of joyful surrender to the will of God, our merciful father. He invokes upon you the consolation and peace promised by the risen savior to all who share in his sufferings, and trust in his promise of eternal life.

"Commending you and the members of your family to the loving intervention of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Holy Father cordially imparts his apostolic blessing as a pledge of wisdom, comfort, and strength in the Lord."


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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Remembering His Dad: Ted Kennedy's moving Eulogy for his Father Sen. Edward Kennedy

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I wanted to post this tearful tribute today from Ted Kennedy, Jr.at the funeral mass of his father, Sen. Edward Kennedy, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica church in Boston.

"Although it hasn't been easy at times to live with this name, I have never been more proud of it than I am today," he says.

He tears up as he recalls a story about sledding on a snow-covered hill with his father. "We're gonna climb this hill, even if it takes us all day long!" Watch this and pass it along to your friends and loved ones.
Randy Economy


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Friday, August 28, 2009

We Need More Harry Truman's in Public Office today, including at our local City Halls and School Boards

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I wanted to share an interesting note tonight about the amazing life of President Harry Truman.
We can all take a lesson from Truman, who's mantra was "Give Em' Hell, Harry."

We need more Harry Truman's in Public Life today...at EVERY level of government, especially at our local City Halls and School Boards.

Randy Economy


Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as
many important decisions regarding our nation's history as any of the
other 42 Presidents. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on
what he did after he left the White House.

The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence Missouri . His wife had inherited. The house from her mother and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there.

When he retired from office in 1952, his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been $13,507.72 a year. Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an 'allowance' and, later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.

After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves. There were no Secret Service following them (see pic/cover of the book "Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure, The True Story of a Great American Road Trip).

When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined,
stating, "You don't want me. You want the office of the President, and
that doesn't belong to me. It belongs to the American people and it's
not for sale."

Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him
the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it,
writing, "I don't consider that I have done anything which should bee reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise."

As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food.
Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, many in Congress also have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their offices. Political offices are now for sale.

Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed...
"My choices in
life were either to be a piano player in a
whore house or a politician.
And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference!"
I say dig him up and clone him!!
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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Breaking News: Palos Verdes Peninsula is burning OUT of CONTROL tonight!

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MASSIVE FIRE ERUPTS IN PV!
10:57 p.m.
The Palos Verdes Peninsula broke out into a MAJOR blaze tonight at around 8 p.m.

Evacuations around Portuguese Bend and other areas are now underway.

Television news footage showed it burning through a wildlife area and uphill toward Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates. Six multi-million dollar homes have already burned and many, many others are in danger of going up in flames.

Palos Verdes is a lush brush urban Forest in the South Bay of Los Angeles County. The dry area hasn't seen a fire here in almost 30 years. So, the amount of "fuel" here is massive.

The evacuations were in the neighborhoods on Portuguese Bend Road, Amber Sky Drive and Crest Road, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

More than 250 firefighters, aided by five water-dropping helicopters, are already battling the blaze in thick, dry vegetation on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

If your in the area, stay away, get out of the area. Tonight is going to be a rough night for firefighters and residents alike. It is now considered to be a THREE ALARM FIRE, at this time.

Randy Economy

Soaking Up the HOT RAYS at Anaheim Stadium! Angels beat Tigers 4-2

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I had a BLAST this afternoon as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Detroit Tigers. It was SMOKING HOT today. Like 103 degrees hot and smoke filled the air from the nearby Morris Fire over in the hills of Glendora. My bro Martin Garnier and I had a blast, and I wanted to share these pics from today. Thanks to my nephew Aaron for giving this wonderful afternoon of fun. Also took the Metrolink home from Anaheim into the Norwalk Station. It only took 15 mins in the middle of rush hour traffic, but the cost was too steep, $6.55 for a One Way trip. Also ran across this vid clip from some guy on You Tube filming the last out of the game on his IPhone. Gosh, this new techno stuff is amazing.
r

Monday, August 24, 2009

Whittier City Council Meeting Breaks Out into Song from Doobie Mc Donald. What a riot

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I want to thank one of my readers for sending in this clip from last week's Whittier City Council Meeting. It features Whittier resident "Doobie McDonald" who sings his way into the hearts and minds of the City Council and the People of Whittier.

I think the issue he was addressing was the use of "Medical Pot" outlets in Whittier...which was passed during that same agenda. "Doobie" appears to be a little "stoned," if you know what I mean.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Cerritos EPA Town Hall Meeting Hits the Internet

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http://cerritos.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1770

I got a ton of email this past week about when I was going to post the City of Cerritos/EPA Town Hall Meeting video.

Click the above link and watch the nearly 3 hour meeting for yourself.

Also, if you want to "jump" to my comments during the "public testimony," fast forward to 1:45:00 into the hearing.

Also, GREAT comments from Nikki Noushkam, and Herb Bryan! Send this link to your friends and family. We have ONLY just begun to TAKE our AIR into our OWN hands!
Randy Economy

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Birthday BASH! Happy Happy BD to my Nephew Aaron and Sister-in-Law Cindy Economy! What a great NIGHT!

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Seen Dani Majors and Martin Garnier;  and group poises in our tropical back yard;  Randy being the Master of the Grille tonight; Aaron and Cindy blowin' out the candles; The Sherman's Steve, Sarah and Mary; and Ryan Teague, Allison Economy and Bev Majors...all in da' HOUSE tonight!) 

Tonight we had a GREAT BIRTHDAY celebration for my Nephew Aaron and his mom Cindy Economy (who is my FANTASTIC Sister-In-Law!).

Joining us tonight for steak and shrimp bbq were my neice Allison Economy and her bf Ryan Teague, my bro Rick, Mary Bartles (Cindy's sister) Terry, Bev and Dani Majors (who have been best friends of my brother Rick since like 1973...gulp!) my Godfather Dr. Steve Sherman, and his wife Dr. Mary Sherman, and daughter almost Dr. Sarah Sherman, and my bro Martin Garnier.
HAPPY BD AARON AND CINDY!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

EPA Town Hall Meeting Broadcast Schedule annouced for Cerritos TV3

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The August 18, 2009 Cerritos Town Hall Meeting to discuss the EPA pollution study will be cablecast on Cerritos TV3 at the following times.


Aug. 21 -- 8:30 p.m.
Aug. 22 -- 8:30 p.m.
Aug. 23 -- 9 p.m.
Aug. 24 -- 9 a.m. & 8 p.m.
Aug. 25 -- 9 a.m.
Aug. 31 -- 8 p.m.
Sept. 3 -- 8 p.m.
Sept. 4 -- 8:30 p.m.
Sept. 6 -- 8:30 p.m.
Sept. 7 -- 9 a.m.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Beauty, Beef and Political Toast mark Season 9 Line Up of Dancing With The Stars

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The Ultimate Dancing with The STAR?

Meet Chuck Liddle, Fighting Champ now puttin' on the Ritz!





The complete cast for Dancing Season 9 has been announced, and get ready for the BATTLE of the BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE, with maybe one exception.

Republican maverick Tom De Lay, a former Majority Leader in the US House of Representatives is joining a cast of "Pretty People" on this years edition of DWTS.

Here is the line up that was announced today by ABC Television here in Hollywood.

THE DANCING DIVAS AND DUDES ARE:

Mya, Singer
Melissa Joan Hart, Actress
Michael Irvin, former Dallas Cowboy
Ashley Hamilton, actor, comedian, singer-songwriter
Aaron Carter, singer
Kathy Ireland, former supermodel-turned-businesswoman
Debi Mazar, actress
Natalie Coughlin, U.S. Olympic swimmer
Louie Vito, snowboarder
Chuck Liddell, ultimate fighting champ
Donny Osmond, singer
Tom DeLay, former Republican congressman
Macy Gray, singer
Joanna Krupa, model and actress
Mark Dacascos, Iron Chef personality
Kelly Osbourne, reality star
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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Candidate Profile: STEVEN GIBSON for Pasadena Community College Board of Trustees, Area 1

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Pasadena City College Marching Band
kicks off the Tournament of Roses Parade!
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Note:  This is another Candidate Profile for office in the NOVEMBER 3rd Election. 
Today's featured candidate is Steven Gibson, who is running for Pasadena College Board of Trustees, Area 1. 
He can be reached by calling 562-900-2834.



Steven Gibson
Candidate for
PASADENA COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, AREA 1!

Pasadena College is currently experiencing financial trials that are challenging and disruptive to students, educators and administrative personnel alike. Strong leadership, compassion and flexibility—at a level not engaged in previously—is needed now to move beyond these challenges.


While the Board seeks to both secure the success of students and strengthen ties to the local community, the college finds it difficult to meet the current obligations of contracts and promised services. PCC’s 29,000 students have unique academic and logistical needs; teachers, administrators, and staff need to be supported; additional aid is needed for part time teaching staff who deserve more stable working conditions.

During this difficult era, the Board needs trustees who can make forward-looking decisions that reflect changing times, needs and attitudes. The choices made this year and the next will determine the direction Pasadena City College will be taking over the long term. My community organizing with Black, Hispanic, and Asian activists gives me the understanding to encourage change in the direction of PCC. I am confident that I have the knowledge, determination and insight to recognize the need for change and will diligently work to represent the interests of the students, staff and community in achieving it.

Student at Pasadena City College 2010
Co-founder and board member of Latinos for America
Former Los Angeles Area Director of AFSC
Former co-director Common Agenda
Former co-director SoCal Alliance for Survival

Steven Gibson

Note: Send your candidate Profile and Pic to me at RREconomy@aol.com and I will place it HERE on the BLOG!  Limit words to 200 if possible.  Thanks!
Randy Economy!

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

WEEKEND WARNING: West Nile Virus found at 12 Collection sites in Cerritos, and One in The Gardens, Vector Control Reports. Be AWARE, Be SAFE!

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HEMET, CA - APRIL 26:  A field sample of mosqu...
MANY Infected mosquitos with the West Nile Virus have been collected at 12 DIFFERENT locations here in Cerritos, California during the past couple of days.
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District collected 29 West Nile virus-positive mosquito samples this week from 10 cities in the Greater Los Angeles area.

The samples included two from Long Beach (ZIP code 90808), one from Hawaiian Gardens (ZIP code 90716) and 12 from Cerritos (ZIP code 90703).

So what can WE do to AVOID catching WEST NILE here in Cerritos? Here are some simple, and common sense steps to take:


• Consider staying indoors at peak mosquito biting times — dawn, dusk, and in the early evening. This is particularly important for the elderly and small children.

• Wear protective clothing (long pants and long sleeves) and apply insect repellant when outside.

• Place mosquito netting over infant carriers and strollers when you are outdoors with infants and children.

• Make sure that doors and windows have tight-fitting screens. Repair or replace screens that have tears or holes in them so that mosquitoes cannot get indoors.

• Drain all standing water on private property and stock permanent ponds with fish that eat mosquito larvae.

How Can You Protect Yourself from Exposure to Mosquitoes?

• Make sure roof gutters drain properly. Clean clogged gutters in the spring and fall.

• Vitamin B and “ultrasonic” devices are NOT effective in preventing mosquito bites.

For more information on the virus or to report dead birds, call the California Department of Public Health's hotline toll-free at 877-WNV-BIRD (968-2473) or visit http://www.westnile.ca.gov/.
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Friday, August 14, 2009

Welcome to the HOOD! Cerritos College has a Super NEW President in Dr. Linda Lacy!

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I want to give a SHOUT OUT tonight to the NEWEST Superintendent/President over at Cerritos College. Dr. Linda Lacy is taking the Helm at Falcon Way, just in time for the NEW school year!
She has an impressive background, and tonight I want to extend a HUGE WELCOME to Linda and wish her WELL on here in our wonderful 'Hood! Go get em' Girl!
Randy Economy
Cerritos College Board of Trustees Names Dr. Linda Lacy as New Superintendent/President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 13, 2009
Media Contact: Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 860-2451 ext. 2287

NORWALK, Calif. – August 13, 2009 – Cerritos College announced today that its board of trustees has named Dr. Linda Lacy as superintendent/president of Cerritos College.

The selection of Dr. Lacy as the college’s permanent leader was approved at a special meeting of the Board of Trustees held August 12. Her start date is still to be determined.
Dr. Lacy is currently serving as vice chancellor of student services and operations at the Riverside Community College District. Dr. Lacy has dedicated 23 years to serving the Riverside Community College District in multiple capacities beginning in 1986 as an instructor and coach. She also served twelve years as an instructor and assistant principal in a K-12 system in Oklahoma.
During her tenure as vice chancellor of student services and operations, she supervised district functions such as student financial services, DSPS, health services, food services, bookstore, college outreach, and college safety and police. Her administrative experience involves budget formulation and regulation, development of Board Policy, evaluation of managers, and development of the program review process for student services. Dr. Lacy’s past interim presidential duties included overseeing the general daily operation of Riverside City College; the development of the Educational and Facilities Master Plan; the Accreditation Self-study; the renovation of the Quad; and served as liaison with the Wood Streets Association.
In addition to her time as vice chancellor at Riverside City College, Dr. Lacy served as the past chair of the Riverside City Campus Strategic Planning Committee; past president of the Management Association; a graduate, chair, and past president of the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program (class of 1999); and past president (2006-07) of the California Community College Chief Student Services Administrators Association (CCCCSSAA).
Dr. Lacy has been very active within the community serving on the Boards of the Greater Chamber of Commerce, Riverside Downtown Partnership, the Mayor’s Cultural Accountability Performance, the City Task Force, and Wells Fargo Inland Bank. She is currently a member of the District Strategic Planning Committee, International Relations Council and of the Higher Learning Federation Taskforce.
William C. Farmer, who has led the college as acting president since July 2008, will continue to serve the college as vice president of academic affairs. Dr. Marilyn Brock, who has served in this position while Farmer was acting president, will end her interim assignment.
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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Econo-My-Scene: The Heartbeat of AMERICA is THE ONE AND ONLY Los Cerritos Community News!

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The Buffalo News...the LCCN of Upsate New York!

Quoted in Buffalo News about the local citizen...Image by inju via Flickr

LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS: Reading the Heartbeat of America!

By Randy Economy
Los Cerritos Community News
Econo-My-Scene for
Friday, August 14, 2009

I have enjoyed the Internet Revolution, just like every other red-blooded human on this Planet.

I like to read all of the latest “Breaking News” on web sites as it happens in “real time.”

As a journalist and blogger, and political advisor for the past three decades, I love the art of reading and researching and always try to get the heart of the matter on issues here in our community.

I am not afraid to seek the truth, and I understand that the pen is mightier than the sword.

I also realize that the “heart and pulse” of a community exist in the pages of its local community newspaper.

The Los Cerritos Community News is the “Pulse” of our diverse and wonderful community here.

From Pico Rivera to Hawaiian Gardens, and Cerritos and Artesia, from Norwalk to East Lakewood, the Los Cerritos Community News has been THE PLACE for good, honest, community journalism for half a generation.

I want everyone here in our area to help support our outstanding “local/hometown” community newspaper.

Take out a local ad about your business, or interest, or website or blog.

I started advertising my blog here 10 weeks ago, and my Blog has attracted more than 20,000 NEW and RETURING readers in this short timeframe from our dedicated LCCN readers. It’s affordable (around $20 or $30 bucks a week), and I am doing my part in HELPING support a “free and open society.”

The times are rough right now. People are suffering in tough economic times, but we need to support our local economy, and our local businesses and yes, including our local newspaper. I try to ONLY shop within our community, and try to patronize our local “mom and pop” businesses and restaurants as often as possible. It’s amazing all of the treasures and bargains you can find along Pioneer Boulevard, and in Pico Rivera, and down in The Gardens.

Remember, Free Speech is the backbone of our Democracy, and the world of communications started with the printing of a local newspaper, hundreds of years ago.

So, join me. Let your voice be heard.

Get out your pen and paper and write a letter to the editor once in a while. Talk openly about your thoughts and opinions about our “world around us” by putting in your two cents.

It would be a sad commentary if our local community newspapers ceased to exist. I love the feel of ink on my hands when I thumb through a good local community newspaper. Give me my horoscope, and crossword puzzles, and photos of local events, and tell me about what’s going on at the school board and city hall, and at local hot spots, the lo’ down on local Clubs.

That reminds me, hand me my ballpoint, it’s time for a letter….
I got a bone to pick….

Your thoughts? Drop me a note to RREconomy@cerritosnews.net.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Artesia City Council Election Update: Former City Councilman John Lyons files today for Fall campaign, joins Flowers, Manalo and Patel on Ballot

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(Artesia Campaign News)
Retired Councilman John Lyons waited to the last minute today, and filed to run in this November's Artesia City Council election.

Lyons retired from the Artesia City Council less than two years ago.

He will be challenging incumbents Sally Zuniga Flowers, Mayor Pro-Tem Victor Manalo and Businessman/Mechanical Engineer Indu Patel in the Fall campaign.
Seen above are candidates Manalo and Patel during the Artesia's Mayoral Transition held last night.

This will be a hard fought, spirited campaign, that promises to be a wide open affair between the four well known candidates.

Randy Economy

Monday, August 10, 2009

Seven City Council Candidates Face Pico Rivera voters this November

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The Pico Rivera City Council election line-up has been set.

Incumbents David Armenta and Ron Beilke both filed, as did five challengers.

Former Pico Rivera Mayor E.A. "Pete" Ramirez, who served on the City Council for 10 years, and 17 on the El Rancho Unified School Board, is the best known of the challengers.

Others running include Luis Alvarado, an insurance agent and political consultant, Planning Commissioner Gustavo Camacho, Martin Morones, a government verification officer and Raul Riesgo, a marketing consultant.

Alvarado is very active in Republican Party politics, serving as Chairman of a group called the "Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Greater Los Angeles," and is a member of the Latin American Insurance Agents Association.

BEILKE UNDER DA SCOPE!
Councilman Beilke has been the subject of an intense investigation from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. His house, business and city hall office were the subject of a raid from the DA's Office of Public Integrity less than 2 months ago. No charges have been filed as of yet by the DA's office, and the investigation is still underway according to published reports. Belike is backing both himself and Camacho in this campaign.

Lots of developments behind the scenes are happening...
Stay Tuned, this is going to be WILD!
RrE

Friday, August 07, 2009

Car crash sparks brush fire on 91 Freeway and Norwalk Boulvard in Cerritos this afternoon

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91 FREEWAY FIRE IN CERRITOS
This JUST IN....
A car crash sparked a brush fire in Cerritos late Friday afternoon on the westbound 91 Freeway, just east of Norwalk Boulevard. Heavy smoke could be smelled all over the community.
I took these photos by standing on top of a shopping cart at the vacant /former Boarders Book Store Center at Bloomfield and Artesia.
Traffic was a total mess on all of the streets in the Cerritos civic center area tonight. Great job to Fire Station 30 here in Cerritos for their quick action.
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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Murder on Droxford: Suspect arrested in stabbing of Cerritos Resident Joseph Paul Geblovich, Press Telegram reports

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MURDER ON DROXFORD UPDATE!

There has been an arrest in the death of longtime Cerritos resident Joseph Paul Glebovich's case. Kelly Puente of the Long Beach Press Telegram is reporting the details of today's arrest at www.Presstelegram.com. This is great news for the community, and for the many friends and family members of Joe's who wanted to see justice in this case. It appears that his death was not associated as being a "home invasion" robbery, and that the suspect had previous ties with Mr. Glebovich. More details as the break!
Randy Economy

Suspect arrested in Cerritos man's death
By Kelly Puente, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/05/2009 12:33:52 PM PDT
CERRITOS - Sheriff's Deputies have arrested a suspect in connection with the death of a Cerritos man found in his home in May, authorities said Wednesday.
Stephen Wohlgemuth, 52, was arrested on July 24 in connection with the death of 64-year-old Joseph Paul Glebovich, who was found dead in his home on the 12900 block of Droxford Street on the morning of May 4, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Philip Guzman.

Authorities did not release information on the cause of death or a possible motive, citing the ongoing investigation. Guzman said the men were acquaintances.

"They had been friends many years ago but I don't think they maintained contact," the deputy said. "In a case like this it's process of elimination. We couldn't exclude anybody, including old friends such as him."

Guzman said homicide detectives tracked Wohlgemuth to his home city of Las Vegas, where he was arrested. He is currently awaiting extradition to face first degree murder charges.

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LISTEN TO RANDY ECONOMY AND BRIAN HEWS ON KFI TALK RADIO

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 and Brian Hews on the David Cruz Show!

Hear Los Cerritos Community Newspaper Publisher Brian Hews and 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.

Brian Hews, 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!

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