Image by Ewan McIntosh via FlickrBy Randy Economy
November 23, 2010
I wanted to post this for all my readers, and for everyone in our community.
I was touched to hear about the tragic news of Riverside Police Officer Ryan Bonaminio, who was tragically slain around 3 weeks ago after a routine traffic stop near Freemont Park.
Thanks to the generosity of businessmen Ralph and Larry Cimmarusti. I want everyone to attend this special fundraiser, and have a great meal at the Roadhouse Grill!
ORIGINAL ROADHOUSE GRILL TO HOST FUNDRAISER IN HONOR OF SLAIN POLICE OFFICER
The owners of the Original Roadhouse Grill restaurant chain announced today that they will host a day-long fundraiser at the company’s Riverside, California restaurant in honor of the local Riverside police officer Ryan Bonaminio who was killed a couple of weeks ago in the line of duty.
Bari Management, Inc. will donate 100% of the proceeds generated at the Riverside restaurant on Friday, December 3rd to the family of Officer Bonaminio and the Riverside Police Officers' Assoc. "Officer and Family Assistance Fund." Officer Bonaminio was killed in the line of duty on the night of November 7, 2010.
Officer Bonaminio was only 28 years old and had served as a military policeman in the U.S. Army for four years, serving two tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also served with the Riverside Police Department for four years and is survived by his parents, brother and sister.
“This courageous young man dedicated his life to preserving the safety of the residents of his community, and his nation, and made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Ralph Cimmarusti, who along with his brother Larry founded the company more than 35 years ago and continue to operate it today. “We want to honor this hero and encourage other local restaurants and businesses to match the funds we raise on December 3rd.”
Fundraisers such as this have become an unfortunate tradition over the past 15 years for Bari, which owns and operates 52 Burger King Restaurants in addition to the 14-store Original Roadhouse Grill concept. “In 2008, we donated the entire day’s proceeds from one of our Burger King’s in Los Angeles to the family of LAPD SWAT officer Randal Simmons, who was tragically killed in the line of duty,” Larry Cimmarusti said. “Thanks to the overwhelming support and generosity of so many people, we were able to raise more than $100,000 for the family of Officer Simmons. We also raised over $30,000 for the families of four fallen police officers of the Seattle Police Department in 2009 at our Original Roadhouse Grill location in Everett, WA."
The Riverside Original Roadhouse Grill, located at 3838 Tyler St., will open its doors at 10:30 a.m. on December 3rd and will remain open until 11:00 p.m. “We look forward to a memorable and bittersweet day celebrating and remembering this brave officer and generating a substantial amount for the family members that are left behind.” Ralph Cimmarusti said.
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.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
REMEMBERING OFFICER RYAN BONAMINIO: ORIGINAL ROADHOUSE GRILL TO HOST FUNDRAISER IN HONOR OF SLAIN POLICE OFFICER IN RIVERSIDE! SHOW YOUR SUPPORT! .
on 11/23/2010 06:11:00 PM
|What's THE REaction:|
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!