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Randy Economy is an award winning Investigative Journalist based in Southern California. Economy has been 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 when he was a reporter for Los Cerritos Community Newspaper.
Economy is the winner of four prestigious Los Angeles Press Club Awards in the categories of Hard News, News Features and Investigative Series. His 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, The John and Ken Show, The Larry Elder Show, and dozens of other media outlets across America. He is a former 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 for your news program, radio talk show, etc., drop an email to RREconomy@aol.com or call him directly on his cell phone at 562 743-0882.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: Major 6.6 Earthquake hit Japan; 5.0 shaker hits off Southern tip of Alaska hours later. Are they connected?

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By Randy Economy
www.Economy4ABC.Blogspot.com
November 30, 2010
1:43 a.m.

Pacific Ocean

There have been two major earthquakes to hit the Japan and Alaska area within the past few hours. Damage is being reported in Japan, while no damage is being reported in the Southern part of the Alaskan islands.

Here are how the two earthquakes registered from the USGA.  Are these two connected?  They are both in the legendary "Ring of Fire" that wraps around the Pacific Ocean coastlines....

Magnitude 6.6
Date-Time

* Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 03:24:41 UTC
* Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 01:24:41 PM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 28.415°N, 139.139°E
Depth 478.3 km (297.2 miles)
Region BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
Distances 335 km (210 miles) WNW of Chichi-shima, Bonin Islands, Japan
455 km (285 miles) NNW of Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Japan
525 km (325 miles) S of Hachijo-jima, Izu Islands, Japan
810 km (500 miles) S of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 13.2 km (8.2 miles); depth +/- 0.5 km (0.3 miles)
Parameters NST=506, Nph=514, Dmin=334 km, Rmss=0.65 sec, Gp= 25°,
M-type="moment" magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=B
Source

* USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID usc0000h7t


Magnitude5.0
Date-Time
Location52.278°N, 169.510°W
Depth34.7 km (21.6 miles)
RegionFOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
Distances85 km (55 miles) SSW of Nikolski, Alaska
90 km (55 miles) ESE of Yunaska Island, Alaska
1545 km (960 miles) WSW of Anchorage, Alaska
2295 km (1430 miles) W of JUNEAU, Alaska
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 20.3 km (12.6 miles); depth +/- 2.5 km (1.6 miles)
ParametersNST=238, Nph=253, Dmin=89.1 km, Rmss=1.39 sec, Gp=173°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=9
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusc0000h9w
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Monday, November 29, 2010

UPDATE: MAP of Marinette High School; 23 people being held; Marinette High School in Wisconsin on lock down; Student hold class hostage with a gun; BREAKING NEWS!

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 UPDATE AT 5:26 p.m. PST MAP OF MARINETTE HIGH SCHOOL.F
GENERAL AREA OF THE SCHOOL ROOMS ARE HIGHLIGHTED.

Update from WFRB TV in Wisconsin (above)
FOX 11 NEWS in WISCONSIN (below)

Map of Wisconsin highlighting Marinette CountyImage via Wikipedia


UPDATE at 5 p.m. PST
Law enforcement officials in Marinette County are reporting that the gunman involved in this "lock down" at Marinette County  is holding 23 people hostage. 
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By Randy Economy
www.Economy4ABC.Blogspot.com
November 29, 2010
4:35 p.m.

Marinette, WI

Scary scene is unfolding tonight in a popular high school in Wisconsin.  A student with a gun is holding an unknown number of people hostage in a classroom at Marinette High School.


No injuries have been reported, and police are at the scene, and this is a broadcast clip from the Fox News affiliate in that area.

If you are a parent who has a student at this school, and you cannot get in contact with your child, you  are being asked to go to the Marinette County Courthouse Jury Assembly Room (located in the basement of the Annex).

Lets keep our thoughts and prayers this comes to a quick ending. 
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UPDATE: MARK STEPHEN HUBBARD CHARGED WITH 20 FELONY COUNTS OF SEX WITH A MINOR. FACES 15 YEARS IN JAIL. VICTIM WAS A STUDENT AT HILLCREST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IN GRANADA HILLS

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November 29, 2010
4:03 p.m.


SAN FERNANDO

Mark Stephen Hubbard, that 51-year-old high ex-school teacher from Hillcrest Christian School in Granda Hills has been formally charged with engaging in a sexual relationship with a teenage student this afternoon.

He appeared in court today for arraignment on a 20-count criminal complaint.

Hubbard of Granada Hills is charged with the following:
  • 16 counts of oral copulation of a person under 18
  • 3 counts of unlawful sexual intercourse 
  • 1 count of sodomy of a person under 18.
  • If convicted as charged, Hubbard faces a maximum state prison term of 15 years, eight months
Hubbard is charged in case No. PA069008, filed for warrant on Nov. 24.

Hubbard appeared for arraignment at San Fernando Superior Court this morning, but his arraignment was postponed until Dec. 13 in Department 130. Hubbard’s bail was set at $1 million.

The felony complaint alleges that the crimes occurred between April and November 2010 and involve one victim. The defendant was employed at Hillcrest Christian School in Granada Hills where the victim was a student.

During the past couple of weeks, I have spoke to many people from this campus and have received dozens of notes, and letters.

What is the reaction from the community on this indictment?  Share your thoughts?  I will keep you posted on additional details.  I would also like to invite the representatives of Mr. Hubbard to respond to this indictment. 

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VIDEO OF DAVID CASSIDY'S NOW FAMOUS DUI ARREST. Paging Celebrity Rehab. Time for help, David.

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By Randy Economy
www.Economy4ABC.Blogspot.com
November 29, 2010
3:30 p.m.

Speaking of teen heartthrobs from the past. 

Is David Cassidy about to be the latest "viral video" star for his drunk driving arrest earlier this month? His much talked about arrest video has hit You Tube today. Watch the police dashboard camera video. The ex "Partridge Family" hottie was pulled over in Fort Pierce, Florida earlier this month by State Troopers

My prediction, watch for Cassidy to be appearing in an upcoming edition of "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Pinsky."  Thank goodness no one was injured or killed.  Stop and think before you drive drunk. This is nothing to joke about.
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BABY, I got "Bieber Fever" here on the blog today. Call me crazy....and the 397,435,234 other people who have viewed this video on You Tube as of today...

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By Randy Economy
www.Economy4ABC.Blogspot.com

397,435,234 people can't be all that crazy. Today I became the latest person to officially catch "Bieber Fever" here in our world around us and I actually caved in and watched "Baby" by the mega mite Justin Bieber . What the heck is going on? Now I get it. Get me my hairdryer, its on.
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Sunday, November 28, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: CERRITOS SHERIFF'S RESPOND TO "INCIDENT" AT KOHL'S AT TOWNE CENTER. AT LEAST NINE SQUAD CARS AND DEPUTIES CONVERGE ON TOWNE CENTER! ONE WOMAN ARRESTED

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By Randy Economy
www.Economy4ABC.Blogpsot.com
Sunday, November 28, 2010
5:26 p.m.

Cerritos, CA

I just left the Kohl's Department Store here in Cerritos at the Towne Center where a woman was handcuffed after some sort of "incident" that attracted at least nine squad cars from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Inside the store, customers still were going about their business of picking up gift items for the holiday season.  I was having dinner at the world's famous "Wood's Ranch Restaurant" with my mom, and our friend Rae (visiting us from Australia) and my bro Martin Garnier when all the commotion broke out.

Amazing show of force from our Cerritos Sheriff's. Remember, it is SAFE to "SHOP CERRITOS!"

Yes-Cerr-Ritos!

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UPDATE SUNDAY at 10:10 p.m.: REMEMBERING MARTHA PENA: Name of victim killed in that horrific accident at Troy Burgers yesterday in Eagle Rock is released. Son Walter who was injured is in critical condition and is at County USC Hospital. Share your thoughts....

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The son of Martha Pena who was critically injured in this crash has been ided as Walter Pena, age 20.  

Walter is in critical condition at County USC Hospital.  The family is at his bedside.  

Please keep Walter in your Prayers. 
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By Randy Economy
www.Economy4ABC.Blogspot.com
November 28, 2010
3:05 p.m.

Eagle Rock, CA

We know know the name of the victim who died during that horrific car crash into the Troy's Burgers restaurant yesterday.


Martha Peña, age 52 of the Highland Park area was killed when a car crashed into the restaurant. Her son was also injured along with at least 3 others. No charges have been filed against the woman who crashed her vehicle into the popular eatery.

If you have a special thought about Martha, or her family, please feel free to share you comments here on my blog.

This is so sad, and we all need to keep this family in our Prayers today!


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PEDRO PEDROZA and RICARDO BELTRAN killed on 605 Freeway Saturday morning. Attempted to change a flat tire. Be careful this holiday season !

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Update at 12:47 a.m.: This morning a number of accidents are being reported throughout the greater Los Angeles County area on our freeway system due to the rain conditions.  If you need up to the minute details on traffic conditions, please visit http://cad.chp.ca.gov/

By Randy Economy
www.Economy4ABC.Blogspot.com
November 28, 2010
12:06 a.m.

IRWINDALE -

The 605 Freeway can be downright deadly. Saturday was a horrific reminder of just how fatal this part of our world truly is. Two men died when they were hit by a passing car when they were attempting to change a tire in the Irwindale area....

So sad to see these type of accidents...

Killed were Pedro Pedroza, 43, of Azusa and Ricardo Beltran, a West Covina (age not available).  They both  died at the scene.  It is being reported that the men were actual related (uncle and nephew).


According to logs from the California Highway Patrol's website (a great resource for every motorist here in the Golden State) the accident was reported at 11:13 a.m. on the southbound 605 Freeway, just south of Arrow Highway.

The men had just finished changing a tire and were putting away their tools when they were struck by a Ford Taurus.  Pedroza died at the scene, and Beltran passed away from his injuries at County USC Hospital.  No arrests were made.

Such a tragedy for this family.  I hope everyone can keep them in your Prayers.  Remember, if you have a problem on the freeway like a flat tire, the best solution is to call 911. Do not attempt to change the tire yourself.  Remain calm. Be safe.
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Saturday, November 27, 2010

2010 HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE TO KICK OFF HOLIDAYS HERE IN LA! BEGINS SUNDAY NIGHT AT 6 p.m. at HOLLYWOOD BLVD. and ORANGE! CNN'S LARRY KING IS GRAND MARSHALL! Send me your photos!

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Eric Garcetti.
Starting at Hollywood Blvd and Orange, the U-shaped Parade Route will travel east to Vine, south on Vine to Sunset Boulevard and west on Sunset, back to Orange.

By Randy Economy
www.Economy4ABC.Blogspot.com
November 27, 2010
10 p.m.

Hollywood, CA

I love a parade, and I totally look forward to the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade each and every year.  Yep, here comes Santa Claus right down Hollywood Boulevard.

CNN'S LARRY KING
Here is the scoop of this years street gala that will begin at 6 p.m. at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Orange Avenue in Hollywood.  CNN's mega legend Larry King will be the Grand Marshall.  I also love seeing my long time pal Eric Garcetti, and his amazing wife Amy Wakeland Garcetti in this parade.  Eric represents Hollywood and has done a remarkable job for all the "peeps" around this part of our hood. :)  Looks like Eric Estrada and Laura McKenzie are the hosts for the television broadcast....

  • The length of this year’s parade route is two and one half miles.  
  • Approximately 2,000 people will be participating in this year’s parade.  
  • The Parade will be a literal “live set” for the television taping area for the national telecasts where the parade will begin its route.  
  • Parade to Be Presented a World Premiere Telecast on Hallmark Channel, Friday, December 10
     
Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend The 2010 Hollywood Christmas Parade Benefiting Marine Toys for Tots.

Here is an up to date list of all the celebs and stars that will be riding in the parade. So, are you going? Who do you want to see the most? Send me your IPhotos to RREconomy@aol.com and I will get as many of your parade pics up on the blog Sunday night and Monday! Have FUN! KEEP WARM. Could be rain.
 CELEBS IN PARADE!
* Donna Mills
* Michael Lee Gogin
* Sarah Drew
* Susan Sullivan
* Atticus Shaffer
* Michael Moloney
* Nolan Gould
* Eduardo Xol
* Chris Harrison
* Holly Robinson & Rodney Peete
* Crystal Chappell
* Kaitlyn Maher
* Stephanie Powers
* Anna Maria Perez
* Molly Burnett
* Allisyn Ashley Arm
* Ashlee Keating
* Rip Taylor
* BooBoo Stewart
* Chelsea Staub
* Dick Van Dyke
* Vivica Fox

Newsreel footage of the parade taken from in front of Musso and Frank's. (I'd have filmed from the other side of the street so I could sneak into Boarder's for a nip, between floats) It must be old because it describes the parade as "Star Studded." I've been going for nearly 15 years. Dan Haggerty, Larry Miller of Sit N Sleep, and 5 hobos Fox gave wine vouchers to in Simpsons Costumes are as big as it gets. (And that was when Johnny Grant was with us, using his 'clout.') It is a beautiful, old tradition, that MUST be maintained. I just wish someone other than Scientology and Univision would support it. Comparing aged, celebrated, storied, parades, Pasadena has a right to act snobby.
From You Tube: thedeptshooter

* Carlie Castle
* Danny Trejo
* Bailee Madison
* Kym Johnson
* Mark Hapka
* David DeLuise
* Maria Canals Barrera
* Molly McCook
* Corbin Bernsen
* Jason Earles
* Tito Ortiz
* Brandon Mychal Smith
* Doug Brochu
* Jake T Austin
* Dr. Jim Sears
* Melody Thomas Scott
* Corky Ballas
* Daphne Blunt
* Ione Skye
* Jason Dolley
* Kevin Eubanks
* Rob Pinkston
* Bradley Steven Perry
* Carolyn Hennesy
* Ashley Argota


Lots of great high school and community bands are going to perform including our local Norwalk All City Band and Drill Team!  Norwalk is our city....Norwalk is our town...

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KOREAN WAR GAMES TO BEGIN WITHIN HOURS: US joins South KOREA in war exercises against the North Koreans. What do you THINK about this development? Are we heading for war? Hit my comment section! SOUND OFF!

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By Randy Economy
www.Economy4ABC.Blogspot.com
November 27, 2010
8:36 p.m.

Cerritos, CA

Are we about to see a new "conflict" or possible all out "war" to breakout in the Korean Peninsula?

As I write this blog post, South Korea and the United States are assembling ships for joint "war exercises" y off the west coast of Korea in the Yellow Sea.

I have been following this scary situation for the past week.  My hometown of Cerritos has one of the biggest concentrations of Korean immigrants living here in our wonderful enclave.  My dear friend, Dr. Joseph Cho, PhD is an expert on the two "Korea's" war possibilities, and he is also our current Mayor here in my community.


My father, the late William R. "Dick" Economy served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict some 60 years ago.  I have always had the utmost respect and admiration for the People of Korea...and I recall fondly the many stories my dad use to share with me and my brother Rick when we were growing up here in Gardena and Cerritos.


Not sure where all of this will end.

All I know is that the world around us needs to pay attention to this growing and very dangerous situation.  What are your thoughts?  I want to hear from my readers!  Hit my comment section below.

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Remembering Chuck Chambers: Memorial Celebration for the Palos Verdes real estate agent to be held Sunday at Rat Beach in Torrance at 3 p.m. Community is invited

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November 27, 2010
12:15 p.m.

Palos Verdes, CA

Popular Palos Verdes businessman and community leader Chuck Chambers will be remembered in a special memorial celebration on Sunday at "Rat Beach."


The event will begin at 3 p.m.

Friends, family and acquaintances of Chambers, who was only 58 years old when he died in that tragic plane crash last week at Newport Beach "Back Bay" will gather to share stories and celebrate his life.  Also killed in that crash were Russ Urban, 63, of Rancho Palos Verdes, and Sean Martin Kelly, 44, of Hermosa Beach.

Kelly was laid to rest this morning.  Urban's ashes will be scattered off of Catalina Island during the next few weeks.

The memorial will begin at 3 p.m. at Seaside Grill, located near the bicycle path at "Rat Beach," where Chambers spent hours surfing and walking.

Fellow pilots will do a flyover. It should be an emotion send off for a wonderful man...



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Friday, November 26, 2010

NEW VIDEO UPDATE: ASSOCIATED PRESS COVERS BLACK FRIDAY "INCIDENT" AT LOS CERRITOS CENTER. Describes more details

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New Video from the ASSOCIATED PRESS--Friday, November 26, 2010, 9:33 p.m.
Los Cerritos Center. Seen in video is witness Joseph Climaco and other from the community.

This map shows the incorporated areas in Los A...Image via Wikipedia
Darsha Phillips, Eyewitness News Reporter on the Los Cerritos Center "incident."

"When the clock strikes midnight, Los Cerritos Center will open its doors for the season's craziest night of shopping, with special guest Kari Steele from MYFM 104.3. Stores throughout the center will be open and offering the best deals of the year. Imagine ... all your holiday shopping done before the sun comes up -- now that's insane."
-From the Shop Cerritos website today....

By Randy Economy
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Black Friday, November 26, 2010
12:20 p.m.

Cerritos, CA

Call it "mall madness."

The Los Cerritos Center was the scene of a scary "incident" at around 2 a.m. this morning over by the "Food Court" that temporarily placed the world famous shopping enclave on a "temporary lock down."


Eyewitness News here in Los Angeles posted this news report about on the details of of what took place, Darsha Phillips is reporting.

If you were in the mall and have any video you would like to share from your IPhones or camcorders, please feel free to send my a copy to my email at economy4abc.blogspot.com@gmail.com

I spoke to an official at our Cerritos Sheriff's Station this morning, and he assured me that it was "not gun shots" that were fired, and the "situation" was quickly brought under control, and no one was reported to be injured.


Some people who were in the Mall told me that they heard what sounded like "two or three loud bangs."

Here is what one of my readers, a longtime Cerritos resident wrote me, who does not want to be identified (but I have known her and her family for over 35 years....)

"My two family members were shopping inside the Children's Orchard (near the Food Court) and heard two or three loud noises and then people started running everywhere."

They also tell me that it was "like a stampede" in that that part of the mall.  Several stores reported that displays were knocked over due to the commotion.

"There was a side exit, that people were trying to go out of and everyone was scared," my reader told me.

Keep you posted....Remember....the BEST place to SHOP is here in CERRITOS! Yep! Shop Cerritos! Spend your DOLLARS here in our hood! I am heading over to the Mall in 20 minutes to look for a new "flip cam" at the new Apple Store.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

2010 MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE LINE-UP! AMERICA'S SECOND BEST PARADE OF THE YEAR IS ABOUT TO HIT THE STREETS OF NEW YORK CITY! Sorry, Rose Parade is still #1!

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November 24, 2010
11:36 p.m.

New York City, NY

I love Thanksgiving. Totally adore this mega food fest of a day. Having 11 friends over for a great feast here in my hood of Cerritos, California. Crisp temps right now in LA.  Down in the high 20's tonight.   Got the heater blasting, and the extra "comforter" is on the bed....

We love our Thanksgiving traditions here in So. Cal.  Ahhh. Wait. I'm thinking.  Is standing in line at the local Wal-Mart for 35 hours an "L.A. tradition" for Thanksgiving?  Is going to Whole Foods for "take out" a new trend that will be sweeping the USA for years to follow...?

Sadly, we are lacking Thanksgiving traditions around this part of America. That is why I love being glued to television for Thanksgiving. Sorry, I am an NBC devotee. (I have had a secret love affair with Al Rooker for eons....lol).

Besides my mom's amazing turkey dressing, the other highlight of my day will be watching the Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from New York City. Yep. We love the Macy's Parade here in Southern California, and this years event looks like it is going to be fantastic.

Today marks the 84th Annual Macy's Parade. It will be a crowd-pleasing spectacle that features 1,600 cheerleaders, dancers, singers and performers; 800 clowns; 15 giant character helium balloons; 35 novelty/ornament balloons, balloon heads and balloonicles; 12 marching bands; 27 floats; and a host of celebrity performers.

Look for lots of new "arrivals" to the giant balloon lineup...Diary of A Wimpy Kid — which at 60-feet long and 56-feet tall is anything but "wimpy" — and Kung Fu Panda which was created using more than half a mile of fabric.

The float lineup includes seven new additions, including the holiday quest on board Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure; the dance party on Elves Raise the Roof; the scrumptious delights on board the Home Baked Goodness float; the historical significance of Mount Rushmore's American Pride; the adorable traveling duck family of the On the Roll Again float; the icy beauty of the Snow Queen; and the legendary stage of the Top Hat! float.

Also making her debut is a balloon version of the animated Virginia O'Hanlon, the 8-year old girl who taught the world to believe when she wrote a letter to the editor that elicited the world-known response, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus." I have posted this legendary poem here on my blog year in and year out.

Here is your GUIDE to the 2010 Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. Make sure you watch the parade on NBC!


MACY'S 2010 THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE BALLOON INFLATION PROCESS ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE AT WEST 77TH STREET. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
15 GIANT BALLOONS
• Buzz Lightyear
• Diary of a Wimpy Kid
• Horton
• Kermit the Frog
• Supercute Hello Kitty
• Kung Fu Panda
• Pikachu
• Pillsbury Doughboy
• Ronald McDonald
• Sailor Mickey
• Shrek
• Smurf
• Snoopy as the Flying Ace
• Spider-Man
SpongeBob SquarePants
• The parade also boasts 43 novelty/ornament balloons and balloonicles, ranging in size from 12 to 25 feet tall.

12 MARCHING BANDS
(Wait a minute...where is a band from Southern California this year....?)

• Blue Springs Golden Regiment Marching Band, Blue Springs, MO
• Eastern High School Marching Band, Louisville, KY
• Grants Pass High School Marching Band, Grants Pass, OR
Green Valley High School Marching Band, Henderson, NV
• Lassiter Marching Trojan Band, Marietta, GA
• Latin Band Pedro Molina, Guatemala
• Macy's Great American Marching Band, USA
• NYPD Marching Band, NY
• Purdue University All American Marching Band, West Lafayette, IN
• Seminole Warhawk Marching Band, Seminole, FL
• The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band, Hattiesburg, MS
• Waukesha North Northstar Marching Band, Waukesha, WI

27 FLOATS

• 123 Sesame Street
• Big Apple
• Bountiful Harvest Cornucopia
• Bridge To The Future
• Castle of Dreams
• Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure
• Elves Raise the Roof
• Home Baked Goodness
• International Cele-bear-ation Clock Tower
• Jolly Polly Pirate Ship
• Local Heroes Helping Everyday
• Marion-Carol Showboat
• Mount Rushmore's American Pride
• On the Roll Again
• Pep Rally
• Santa's Sleigh
• Santaland Express
• Shine On
• The Smurfs
• Snoopy's Doghouse
• Snow Queen
• Statue of Liberty
• Top Hat
• Tom Turkey
• The True Spirit of Thanksgiving
• Winter Wonderland in Central Park
• Woodland Family Gathering


Macy's, Inc. (NYSE-Listed M) visits the NYSE to celebrate The 84th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. In honor of the occasion, Robin Hall, SVP of Macy's Parade & Entertainment Group and Amy Kule, Executive Producer of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® ring The Opening BellSM. Mr. Hall and Ms. Kule will be joined on the bell podium by the mischievous Minions from this summer's animated blockbuster hit film Despicable Me (available on Blu-ray and DVD on December 14). The Minions will be featured at this year's parade on the Statue of Liberty float along with teen sensation Miranda Cosgrove, the voice of Margo in the film.

PERFORMANCE GROUPS
• Arya Dance Company
• Big Apple Circus
• Spirit of America Dance
• Stage Door Manor
• Stepper-ettes
• Tap City Youth Ensemble
• US Pizza Team
• Varsity Spirit Cheer
• The Young Americans
• The parade also features 25 clown groups with a total of more than 800 clowns.

CELEBRITIES
• India Arie
• Big Time Rush
• Betty Buckley
• Ann Hampton Callaway
• Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet
• The cast and Muppets of Sesame Street
• Miranda Cosgrove
• Jimmy Fallon & The Roots
• Gloriana
• Michael Grimm
• Arlo Guthrie
• Keri Hilson
• Eric Hutchinson
• Juanes
• Victoria Justice
• Gladys Knight
• Mannheim Steamroller
• Kylie Minogue
• Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih
• The Power Rangers Samurai
• Joan and Melissa Rivers
• Crystal Shawanda
• Jessica Simpson
• Kanye West
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

MURDER OF HECTOR URIAS: Law Enforcement releases "sketch" of "person of interest." Lets get JUSTICE for HECTOR! Keep his friends and family and the El Monte community in your Prayers this Thanksgiving!

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Pictured above: A Composite Sketch of a Person of Interest in the Murder of Hector Urias
Hector Urias.


Map of where Hector Urias was gunned down in September.





 



By Randy Economy

The community of El Monte misses Hector Urias.  He loved the holiday season, and always put his family and community first and foremost!  If you recall, Urias, a standout businessman, a race car enthusiast, former standout athlete and "hometown" hero to many in the San Gabriel Valley, was gunned down in September while he was finishing work at his popular auto repair shop.

Moments before dawn on Wednesday, September 8th, 2010, Urias was discovered shot to death inside his business

I blogged about this in the past, and wanted to follow up. Everyone in El Monte loved this man.  Now, WE have a possible lead in this case.

Members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department have released a "sketch" of a man they would like to find in connection with the horrific crime, and I have been asked to pass this information along to the community and to my readers. If you recall, Urias was last seen alive by one of his employees who left work around 7:00 p.m. on September 7, 2010. 

Urias was expected to play basketball in a community league at 9:00 p.m. that night, but he never showed up for the game. Family members became concerned when he didn't make it home that evening and they went looking for him. He was discovered just before dawn when they checked the shop. Detectives learned that witnesses heard gunshots in the vicinity of the auto shop shortly after 7:00 p.m. on the 7th, but the gunshots were not reported to authorities. Detectives recently located a witness who saw a male Hispanic adult walking through the parking lot of the business shortly after the business closed for the day. 

The witness with the assistance of the Sheriff's Department's sketch artist was able to provide a likeness of this individual, which I posted here on my blog.

Sheriff's Investigators are considering this individual a "person of interest" and are asking the public's assistance in identifying him.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. 

If you prefer to provide information ANONYMOUSLY, you can call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

TIME FOR JUSTICE!

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KXAN NEWS: TOM DeLAY CONVICTED OF FELONY MONEY WASHING! Look for him to star in "Dancing With the Inmates!"

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By Randy Economy
www.Economy4ABC.Blogspot.com
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
4:50 p.m. PST

AUSTIN, Texas

Tom DeLay, once the most powerful Republican member of Congress, is now a convicted felon on money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering.  Nice going, you idiot.

The former "Dancing With The Stars" contestant could also be heading to jail for the rest of his life.  Texas Justice is a bitch.

Good ole' crooked Tom literally grabbed $190,000 from corporations and sent it on to the Republican National Committee, which then made $190,000 in contributions to Texas statehouse candidates. Dude, you can't do that. It is called "washing political donations" and "go to Jail."

You know, these politicians who think they are "above the law" ALL need to be put on trial...time for ALL of them TO BE PUT ON NOTICE.

Great breaking coverage from his "hometown" news channel KXAN-TV News.  I love KXAN TV.  Whenever I am in Austin, I always always always watch em....



So, Happy Thanksgiving, Tom.

Don't let the cell door hit you in the backside down the road, and remember, you will soon be staring in "Dancing with the Inmates."

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LISTEN TO RANDY ECONOMY 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 on the David Cruz Show!

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.

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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