Class of 2009 and was a key player on the Varsity Baseball team. He proudly wore the #14. Photo from the Gahr High School Baseball Team website.
By Randy Economy
March 25, 2010
Updated 9:07 p.m.
Over the past 36 hours, I have recieved many letters, and notes about the lives and passing of Ryan Tiedeman, age 18 from Cerritos, and Jacob Aragon, age 19 of Lakewood. More than 7,000 people have logged onto this blog to read about these two young men and to seek answers about thier passing.
Ryan and Jacob died in a tragic car accident at the 5 and 605 Freeway early Wednesday morning, and news of this has been reported all over Southern California and across news outlets across America, Canada and Korea.
Today their friends and family are beginning to share some touching stories about their lives. I wanted to post this wonderful photo of Ryan....that was sent to me from one of his very close friends. Remember, life is a precious gift, and we can all learn from the passing of these two young people.
If you have a special memory of Ryan or Jacob (he liked to be called "Jake"), please hit the comment section below or send me a note to RREconomy@aol.com
"Ryan you will always be in our hearts.
You were too young to leave us all. You made every moment of baseball and my high school life that much better.
Your jokes and sense of humor will remain with every single person that knew you. I can still hear your voice man. RIP Ryan... and also towards Jake it wasn't time for you to go either. We weren't very close but i regret not getting a chance to know you that well."
"Ryan and jake rip ima missin' you guys for life..."
"We have know the Ryan’s family since WE were in High School at Gahr and they are extremely loved by all who know them.
I did not know Jake, but our hearts go out to his family and friends as well. If this tragedy prevents any further loss of our youth by making them realize that life is short and they are not invincible. Then that was God’s will in taking these young men too soon.
Forever in our hearts!"
"Ryan was class of 09 at Gahr High School. RIP Ryan and Jacob :("
Seen here is Ryan Tiedeman and his mom during the 2009 Gahr High School season. Photo from Gahr High School Baseball Website.
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.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Remembering Ryan Tiedeman and Jacob "Jake" Aragon: Touching Letters from the Heart. Share your thoughts and memories!
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LISTEN TO RANDY ECONOMY AND BRIAN HEWS ON KFI TALK RADIO
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!