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.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

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

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"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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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Hope your Thanksgiving was full of love and hope and appreciation!

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GIVING THANKS!
I just wanted to wish you the happiest of Thanksgiving tonight. 

I had a wonderful weekend, but my computer totally crashed last Monday and it has being held hostage by the Geek Squad over at the Best Buy in Cerritos Towne Square.  Hope to get it back home before Monday.

I have lots to be thankfull for this year.

December is going to be a great month, and I will be showing the "best" of "The World Around Us" throughout this entire season of Christmas.

Stay safe, and healthy and thanks to all of you!

Randy Economy

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

ReMington Dunham Murder Update: 18-year old Cerritos Drive By Shooting Victim was to join the Air Force this coming January 5th

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(Photo of ReMington Dunham at a make shift Memorial in his honor on Gonsalves Place and Jerry Way in Cerritos).


Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
3:36 p.m.
Update on ReMington Dunham Murder Investigation:
By Randy Economy
(Cerritos, CA)  Los Angeles County Sheriff Department Homicide Detectives are saying that the "drive by" shooting murder that claimed the life of 18-year old ReMington Dunham of East Lakewood, that occurred last Friday night on Gonsalves Place and Jerry Way in the west side of Cerritos appears to have been a "random" act of violence.


Homicide Detectives said that an investigation on the is underway and that they would be updating the members of the media and the community after the Thanksgiving holidays.  They did confirm that Dunham, a graduate of Artesia High School in 2008 was to enter the Air Force this coming January 5th, 2009.

Dunham was attending a house party on the 11100 Block of Gonsalves Place on the west side of Cerritos last Friday night when at around 10:30 p.m. shots were fired from an unidentified  car striking Dunham in the upper body.  He was taken to Tri-Cities Medical Center in nearby Hawaiian Gardens in a private vehicle from friends where he died.

More updates and additional information will be distributed to the media and to the community after the Thanksgiving Holidays, according to Sheriff Homicide detectives.

For more information look in today's Los Cerritos Community News, and here in this blog. If you have any information about this crime, please contact the Homicide Bureau at 323 890-5500.

Monday, November 23, 2009

BREAKING: Cerritos Drive By Shooting Claims Life of 18 year old former Artesia High student ReMington Dunham. Investigation underway

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(Location of Sidewalk Memorial for ReMington Dunham who was shot in Cerritos last week.)

By: Randy Economy

ReMington Dunham, 18, from East Lakewood was shot and killed last Friday evening at around 10:30 p.m. in what local law enforcement is classifying as a “drive by” shooting. The shooting occurred at the 11000 block of Gonsalves Place in Cerritos.

According to Sgt. Donald Alexander of the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station, Dunham was attending a party on Gonsalves Place in Cerritos on Friday night when at around 10:30 p.m. numerous shots were fired from an unknown passing car.

Dunham was taken from the party by a group of friends to nearby Tri-Cities Medical Center in Hawaiian Gardens where he died from his wounds.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Officers are currently investigating the incident out of their Commerce Division.


Dunham was a 2008 graduate of Artesia High School and was currently attending Cerritos College.

Officials at Artesia High School confirmed on Monday that Dunham had attended Artesia High School and was a Member of the Class of 2008 but did not release any additional information about his past student involvements.


If you have any information regarding the case, the public is being asked to call the Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.


This is the location of the drive by murder at Gonsalves Place and Jerry Way in the west side of Cerritos.  A make shift  memorial for the victim ReMington Dunham includes flowers, candles and a poems from friends. Dunham would have turned 20 years old this coming Christmas Eve.
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Sunday, November 22, 2009

www.LetsSayThanks.com will send a special note to our Troops in Iraq and Afghanastan!

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I wanted to thank my pal Cerritos community leader Gail Grossman for sending me this uplifting note tonight.  Thanks, Gail.  I did this "gesture" of kindness in less than :30 seconds and the memory will last a lifetime for someone special serving our Country in harms way.
Randy Economy

Hey Randy:
XEROX IS DOING SOMETHING COOL, and I wanted to pass this along to you (and your blog).


If you go to this web site, http://www.letssaythanks.com/ you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq. You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to a member of the armed services.

How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!! It is FREE and it only takes a second.  Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these? Whether you are for or against the war, our soldiers over there need to know we are behind them.

This takes just 10 seconds and it's a wonderful way to say thank you. Please take the time and please take the time to pass it on for others to do. We can never say enough thank you's.

Thanks for taking to time to support our military!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

My Song of the Day: The PERFECT LOVE Song from Divine Comedy

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I wanted to post this amazing uplifting, make you smile ear to ear video from the rock group "The Divine Comedy."  This is the "PERFECT" LOVE SONG.

Its touching and is about the misfit who isn't allowed to be in the local garage band but who ends up being the hero, and who get's the girl!



Listen to the words,  watch the love story unfold and begin the feel the goose bumps go up and down your arms.  Send this to someone you love or someone who needs a "puppy upper."

Peace.

Randy Economy

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Decking the (City) Hall: Christmas Tree Lighting in Cerritos to get the Royal Treatment next Monday night!!

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2010 Tournament of Roses Rose Queen & Royal Court will be lighting  the Cerritos Christmas Tree next Monday, November 23rd at Cerritos City Hall.  The Royal Court are (from left:) Rose Princess Ashley Thaxton, Rose Princess Kinsey Stuart, Rose Princess Katherine Hern├índez, Rose Queen Natalie Innocenzi, Rose Princess Michelle Van Wyk, Rose Princess June Ko, Rose Princess Lauren Rogers.  Welcome to Cerritos, Ladies!


Are you ready to kick off the Christmas Holiday season here in Cerritos?

The annual Christmas tree lighting will be held next  Monday, November 23 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Cerritos Civic Center.

The free event will feature entertainment by local music groups, carolers, children’s crafts and fun for the entire family. Santa Claus will be available for photo opportunities, and residents are encouraged to bring their cameras.

The Cerritos City Council and the 2010 Tournament of Roses Rose Queen and princesses will light the City’s Christmas tree at 6 p.m.

Lots of free parking will be held at Cerritos High School.  This is a "MUST" for everyone in town to attend.  I love this annual event.
Randy Economy
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Deputy David Powell Highway Memorial Fundraiser held at Artesia Community Center. A Special Night in honor of a Fallen Hero!

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Photos and Story By Randy Economy

(ARTESIA, CA): A community fundraiser was held Wednesday night to help pay for the construction and installation of the "Deputy David Powell Highway Memorial" sign that will be placed at the 91 Freeway and 605 Freeway Interchange later this month.




More than 200 local community leaders, elected officials, residents, and members of both the Los Angeles County Sheriff and Fire Departments attended the dinner and auction held at the historic Albert O. Little Community Center at Artesia Park.

(Seen above: Artesia Mayor Pro Tem Vic Manalo, Emma Powell, and Mayor Tony Lima.   SEEN: Sheila Martins, Tony Martins, Vidal Lourenco, and Karen Martins cooking up a STORM in the kitchen)

The event was organized and coordinated by Artesia community leader Tony Martins along with others longtime friends and family and those who served in the line of duty with Officer Powell.

Deputy David Powell was shot and killed on November 30th, 2002, after he and his partner responded to reports of gunshots near 166th Street and Elaine Avenue in Artesia at 10:30 at night.

When the officers arrived at that crime scene, they observed a man run into a home and take a woman hostage. As Deputy Powell attempted to kick the door open, the man fired two shots from inside.


One of the rounds struck Deputy Powell in the right arm, passed through the opening in his vest, and entered his chest. Deputy Powell's partner returned fire and dragged Deputy Powell to his patrol car. He then drove Deputy Powell one block away where he was met by paramedics.

Deputy Powell was transported to St. Francis Medical Center where he succumbed to his wound 90 minutes after the shooting. The suspect was shot and killed by responding officers. The weapon used in the crime was a .380 caliber hand gun.

Deputy Powell had been employed with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for 18 year, and is survived by his wife Emma (who attended the dinner), four daughters, parents, brother, and seven grandchildren. He was laid to rest in an emotional funeral that captivated many throughout the community, state and nation


To honor the life and service of Deputy Powell, local California State Assemblyman Tony Mendoza sponsored ACR 30 last year that would dedicate portion of the 91 Freeway and 605 Freeway Interchange in his memory. The bill was signed into law by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

During the bill signing earlier this year, Assemblyman Mendoza said that “Californians are indebted every day to our peace officers, and we pay special tribute to their bravery and dedication and share in their pain when one of their members is killed in the line of duty.”


Seen: Emma Powell remembering her late husband Dep. David Powell.

The funds raised at the event will help pay for the purchase of the freeway sign as well to maintain its upkeep in the future. 

(Seen below: Artesia Councilman Larry Nelson, Artesia community leader Manu Patel, community leaders Rosemary Economy and Dr, Steven Sherman, and Artesia Mayor Tony Lima).


Commander Dave Fender of the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station said during the event that the reason Deputy Powell became a law enforcement officer was to make a positive difference in other people’s lives, and as a deputy sheriff, he was praised by his peers, supervisors, and by members of the community for his tireless efforts to guide young people away from drugs and gangs.

Deputy Powell was also awarded the Medal of Valor by the City of Lakewood for saving the life of an individual attempting suicide in the year 2000, and several months prior to his death.

 SEEN: THE HOT AUCTION DUO OF COUNCILMAN LARRY NELSON AND COUNCILMAN JOHN MARTINS.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

SUPERVISOR CHRIS NORBY WINS 72nd ASSEMBLY DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION; FACES RUN OFF AGAINST LITTLE KNOWN DEMOCRAT and GREEN CANDIDATE

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Here are the SEMI FINAL RESULTS from today's 72nd Assembly District Special Election to replace former Assemblyman Mike Duvall who resigned in an "open hot mic" sex scandal earlier this Summer. Since no candidate recieved 50% Plus One vote a run off will be held. 

OC Supervisor Chris Norby has easily defeated fellow REPUBLICAN Linda Ackerman is today's election.   Norby will face a little known Democrat John MacMurray and Green candidate Jane Rands in an election next month.

Total Registered Voters 219,961

Precinct Registration 219,961

Precinct Ballots Cast 8,770 4.0%
Early Ballots Cast 0 0.0%
Vote-by-Mail Ballots Cast 29,130 13.2%
Total Ballots Cast 37,900 17.2%

MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY 72nd District

Completed Precincts: 197 of 197

CHRIS NORBY (REP) 14,038 37.2%
JOHN MACMURRAY (DEM) 10,201 27.1%

LINDA ACKERMAN (REP) 7,416 19.7%
RICHARD FAHER (REP) 4,986 13.2%

JANE RANDS (GRN) 1,067 2.8%
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BTW: Who is Chris Norby? He started on the FULLERTON CITY COUNCIL...

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In case you want more details about Chris Norby, who is seeking the 72nd Assembly Seat tonight here in Orange County, here is a quick snapshot. 

BTW, why would ANYONE want to leave the confines of the ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS to BECOME A MEMBER OF THE California State Assembly?  Makes you wonder.
Randy Economy


Norby was elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors in 2002, representing Fullerton, La Habra, Placentia, Buena Park and Anaheim and served as Chairman of the Board in 2007. Norby served on the Fullerton City Council from 1984-2002, including three years as Mayor.


Norby calls himself a strong advocate for fiscal reform. His program, FRESH - "Fiscal Reform: Equity, Stability, Harmony" - seeks to distribute property and sales tax dollars to local governments more fairly and equitably.

As author of "Redevelopment: The Unknown Government," Norby has analyzed the distortions caused by fiscalization of land use, sales tax competition and eminent domain abuse. Norby serves as State Chair of Municipal Officials for Redevelopment Reform (MORR) and moderates regional meetings seeking to curb abuses.

As a Chairman of the Orange County Transportation Authority, Norby supported greater design-build flexibility and a rational approach to public transit. Norby also serves as Vice-Chairman of the Fiscal Reform Committee on the Southern California Association of Governments and on the OC Sanitation District.

Norby graduated from Occidental College (a few years before Obama's arrival) and received his MA in History from Cal State Fullerton. He's a member of the Fullerton Elks Lodge, Sons of Norway and First Presbyterian Church.  He lives in his Fullerton home of 25 years with his wife Martha and their children Iris, Gary and Ana, with his son, Alex, now a sophomore at USC.
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Final Lynwood City Council seat decided by just 2 votes. Councilman Ramon Rodriguez holds on. Ties to Cerritos "residency" called into question

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 (Re-Print from the Los Angeles Times)
(November 17, 2009, 6 p.m. PST. Lynwood, CA)-

By Randy Economy
Talk about election barn burners and controversy, this one has it all!

The November 3rd election has Lynwood City Councilman Ramon Rodriguez winning reelection by JUST TWO VOTES. But it's his past residency ties to Cerritos that are being called into question by political observers and legal experts.

I had previously blogged that Bell Gardens Councilman Daniel Crespo's FIVE vote win over challenger Luis Arias was the closest race here in the county of Angels from this past months election... but I stand corrected. 

Next door in politically hot Lynwood, it now appears that controversial Incumbent Councilman Ramon Rodriguez has beat challenger Iris Pygatt for the 3rd and last slot by just TWO votes.  Pygatt, a past City Treasurer in Lynwood, took a scant 3 vote lead over Rodriguez last Tuesday, but those votes "flip flopped" when more votes were tallied last Thursday by the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorders Office.

http://www.lynwoodtruth.com/ takes an AMAZING look into the Cerritos/Rodriguez connection and is worth checking out.  Where do the Rodriguez'es really live?  In part, this is a summary from that site:

"Ramon and his wife Guadalupe Rodriguez left their beautiful home and comfortable life in Cerritos to look for "better business opportunities" in Lynwood California. (Below is there home on Ray Street in Cerritos off of 195th Street).


They were introduced to the "lucrative" political life by Arturo Reyes. In 2001, Ramon Rodriguez registered to Vote in Lynwood even though he was living Cerritos to vote and to run for the City Council.
To improve his odds for wining, he registered eight members of his family to vote in Lynwood. They listed the backroom of Ramon's hardware store as their home address, seen here."


Here are the updated results:
LYNWOOD CITY GENERAL 
COUNCILMEMBER

VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 3

MARIA T SANTILLAN    1,146  19.14%
JIM MORTON                  1,099  18.35%
RAMON RODRIGUEZ     812    13.56%
IRIS PYGATT                    810    13.53%
EDWIN R JACINTO          711    11.87%
PATRICIA CARR              707    11.81%
WALTER A LOPEZ          703    11.74%

TOTAL PRECINCTS 15
PRECINCTS REPORTING 15
REGISTRATION 20,923

BACKGROUND:
Rodriguez has served on the Lynwood City Council since 2001, with a two year absence from December 2005 and his reelection to council in October 2007.  In November 2002, he was appointed by members of the Lynwood City Council to serve as Mayor Pro Tem for a one-year term. In 2005, he was appointed a second time to serve as Mayor. Upon returning to Council in October 2007, he served as Mayor Pro Tem until December 2007.

If there is a recount, it will be up to Pygatt to pay for all related expenses. Stay Tuned, this one ain't over.

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"Dirty" Special Election comes to head today Behind The Orange Curtain in the 72nd Assembly District

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By Randy Economy

SANTA ANA -  Ahh, another nasty campaign reaches a climate today in The OC.

Voters in Orange County are picking a new legislator today to fill a seat left vacant after a lawmaker's sex comments led to his resignation.


Republican Assemblyman Mike Duvall stepped down in September after being caught on videotape bragging about kinky romps with lobbyists.

Five candidates are on the ballot but it's mostly been a showdown between two Republicans: county Supervisor Chris Norby and Republican National Committee member Linda Ackerman.


A candidate needs to clear 50 percent of the vote to win outright. Otherwise, a runoff will be held Jan. 12 with the top vote-getter from each party.
The campaign between Norby and Ackerman has been a real nasty one. Ackerman has been labled as an "Irvine Carpetbagger" and Norby has been called a copy-cat version of former Assemblyman Duvall and political mail also hit him on being married five times.

So, another Dirty GOP Assembly Primary in The OC comes to a climax today. 

You gotta love politics behind the Curtain, 
 
Randy Economy
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Monday, November 16, 2009

DANCE FLOOR DEMOCRACY: I VOTED 5 TIMES TONIGHT FOR KELLY OSBOURNE to get into the FINALS of DWTS!!

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I love Dancing With the Stars each and every year.

Tonight is the Semi-Finals for the 2009 Edition of the blockbuster show... and I have voted FIVE times for Kelly Osbourne and  Louis van Amstel.

Donny Osmond was totally off his game tonight. Mya is just plain "perfection" (3 PERFECT 10's in the 2nd ROUND) and Joanna Krupta was as elegant as ever. 

But my heart and votes went to Kelly and Louie! 

I predict an all GIRL FINAL, with Donny getting the boot tomorrow nignt.

If you wanna VOTE FOR KELLY call 1-800-868-3416.
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Cool Pic of the Week: The MPT Joe, The Arts Commish, The Super Don, and The Pirate!

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I want to thank Los Angeles County Supervisor/Chairman of the Board Don Knabe for sending me this keepsake photo.

This pic was taken a couple of weeks ago at Cerritos Mayor Pro-Tem Joseph Cho's Neighborhood Picnic over at Friendship Park here on the Tony Eastside of Cerritos! Also seen was Cerritos Arts maven Julietta Williams.

Thanks for a great afternoon, and if you ever get a chance to attend one of MPT Cho's local neighborhood events, do so!

RrE
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

POLITICAL PIRATES OF WEEK: Four SAN JACINTO CITY COUNCILMEN Indicted on 155 Counts of Bribery, Money Laundering, yada, yada

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My New Hero:
Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco!
Wanted: Four NEW residents to SERVE as ELECTED OFFICIALS on the City Council in San Jacinto, CALIFORNIA.  This place has to be more corrupt than The City Council in  ___________________ (fill in the blank, your pick).  Amazing corruption in the quiet little desert enclave of San Jacinto, Ca. 

I wonder if Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley would actually have the guts to nail some of our corrupt local elected officials around LA County  like Riverside DA Rod Pacheco did this week? Thanks, DA Pacheco for "walking the walk" instead of just "talking out of both sides of your mouth." 

BTW, check out the cheesy, over the top, city produced video clip of  "wonderful" life inside San Jacinto City Hall.  Are you kidding me. LMAO. How about a reality check.  This town needs a total overhaul.
--Randy Economy

RIVERSIDE – On November 12, 2009, a 155-count indictment against nine people was unsealed revealing massive corruption among elected officials in San Jacinto, along with their friends, family members and business connections.

“These illegal activities threaten the integrity of our democracy,” said District Attorney Rod Pacheco. “These elected officials were entrusted with power and misused that power to advance their own political ambition and to satisfy their greed.”

Steven Russell Holgate, 62; James Williams Ayres, 48; Nancy Jo Ayres, 44; Byron Jerry Ellison Sr, 70; Jimmie Dale Stubblefield Jr, 41; John Richard Mansperger, 41; Scott Douglas Shaull, 45; Robert Edward Osborne, 69; and James Walter Potts, 67, have been named in the 155-count indictment.


The indictment, which includes 56 felonies and 99 misdemeanors, lists each of the nine defendants and their respective counts. Four of the five San Jacinto City Council members have been included in the indictment. They (left to right)  are Mayor Dale Stubblefield, Vice Mayor John Mansperger, Councilman James Ayres and Councilman James Potts.


On April 14, 2008, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office received information that set forth various improprieties in the activities of San Jacinto City Councilman James William Ayres. In the following month, an investigation was commenced to review and verify the accuracy of the allegations set forth in the letter. Over the next 18 months investigators prepared and executed 32 search warrants including search warrants on the residences of San Jacinto Council Members Ayres, Mansperger and Stubblefield.

At the conclusion of the investigation it was determined that the council members and various campaign contributors had been engaged in a conspiracy to launder campaign funds into campaign committees which include those of Nancy Jo Ayres for San Jacinto Unified School District board of trustees and the 2006 primary election for James Ayres in the 65th Assembly District.

The conspiracy was designed to avoid the disclosures mandated by the Fair Political Practices Act and to avoid campaign contribution limits. The investigation further disclosed improprieties in the financial relationship between Stephen Russell Holgate, James William Ayres and Nancy Jo Ayres. Several other people played key roles at various stages of the inappropriate financial dealings.

The case, RIF153642, is being prosecuted by Supervising Deputy District Attorney Michael J. Cabral and Senior Deputy District Attorney Deborah Lucky.

--Randy Economy Blog

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Weekend Pick: La Palma Days 25th Anniversary Parade kicks off Saturday at 10 a.m.

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The City of La Palma will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of La Palma Days on Saturday, November 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Central Park, 7821 Walker Street.

The volunteer La Palma Days Coordinating Committee has been working diligently to provide the La Palma community with an event to remember.

The Band Review starts at 9:45 a.m. with the community parade beginning at 10:00 a.m. Special guests joining the parade this year are the 1st Marine Division Band from Camp Pendleton. Representatives from La Palma’s Sister City, Hanam, South Korea, will be on hand at the community festival following the parade to provide information and answer questions about their community.



On Saturday, November 14, over 130 units, including Honorary Grand Marshal Mickey Mouse, marching bands, dignitaries, schools, organizations, and community groups, will march down Walker Street in the annual La Palma Days Parade and Band Review. Considered one of Southern California’s premiere events, the Band Review will feature 30 high school and junior high school bands competing for top honors.

After the conclusion of the parade, Central Park will host the La Palma Days community festival. The festival will feature games and activities for all ages, entertainment, great food, specialty vendors, cultural and historical displays, and arts and crafts. To purchase discounted wristbands, which are good for all activities except for the midway games, please visit the La Palma Recreation and Community Services Department prior to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 13. After that time, tickets or wristbands may be purchased at the event on November 14.

The main Pavilion Stage will feature various cultural and family entertainers throughout the day and the Arts and Crafts, and Cultural and Historical sections will provide unique opportunities for families to learn more about La Palma and its diverse community. Visit the craft booths and get a jump on your holiday shopping with a variety of handcrafted items. Come hungry as 14 food vendors will be offering delectable treats and international cuisine to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.

Entertainment Schedule:
11:00 a.m. 80’s Rewind (Tribute to the 80’s)
12:15 p.m. La Palma Recreation, Jazz, Tap & Ballet Dancers &
Linda Buell’s Dance Workshop
12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Pickles the Clown (Balloon Animals)
11:00 – 6:00 p.m. Air Brush Tattoos
1:00 p.m. Mariachi Divas (Mariachi Performers)
2:00 p.m. The Side Effects (Doo Wop a Cappella)
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Country Kickers (Line Dancers)
3:45 – 4:15 p.m. Joo Korean Dance Institute
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. Sarasona (2009 La Palma/Cypress Battle of the Bands Winner)

For more information please visit call the Recreation and Community Services Department at (714) 690-3350.

--RrE

Supervisor Knabe Announces New H1N1 Flu Clinic Locations around Los Angeles County this weekend

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H1N1 Flu Clinic photos from the
Cerritos event held last month.
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By: Randy Economy
(Los Angeles):
Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe  has announced free H1N1 Vaccine Clinics will be held throughout the County this weekend for residents who do not have health insurance or a regular source of health care, and are in a priority group.

The demand for the vaccine in Los Angeles County is currently exceeding local and national supplies, which is impacting some clinics.

To ensure equitable availability of the limited vaccine supply throughout the County, screening for priority groups will be intensified. Vaccine clinics that reach capacity before posted closing hours will be forced to close early.

These H1N1 Flu Clinics have seen huge lines, and long waits, so be prepared and plan to arrive early.  

This Weekends Clinics:
11/14/09 Sat Agoura Community Center 27040 Malibu Hills Rd. Calabasas 91301 10am-1pm
11/14/09 Sat Downey Civic Theatre 8435 Firestone Blvd. Downey 90241 9am-5pm
11/14/09 Sat Baldwin Hills Rec. Center 5401 Highlight Pl. Los Angeles 90016 9am-5pm
11/14/09 Sat Bradley-Milken Youth Center 1773 E. Century Blvd. Los Angeles 90002 9am-5pm
11/14/09 Sat Westchester Rec Center 8740 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles 90045 9am -5pm
11/14/09 Sat Sunland Rec Center 8651 Foothill Blvd. Sunland 91040 9am-5pm
11/14/09 Sat Esther Snyder Com Center 4100 Baldwin Park Blvd. Baldwin Park 91706 9am-3pm
11/14/09 Sat Panorama Rec Center 8600 Hazeltine Ave. Panorama City 91402 9am-5pm
11/15/09 Sun Athens Park 12603 S. Broadway Los Angeles 90061 9am-5pm
11/15/09 Sun Baldwin Hills Rec. Center 5401 Highlight Place Los Angeles 90016 9am-5pm
11/15/09 Sun Bradley-Milken Youth Center 1773 E. Century Blvd. Los Angeles 90002 9am-5pm
11/15/09 Sun Sunland Rec Center 8651 Foothill Blvd. Sunland 91040 9am-5pm
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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

Los Angeles Local News, Weather, and Traffic 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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