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By Randy Economy
January 1, 2011
The 2011 Rose Parade is over. Finally. I have been glued to KTLA Channel 5 all morning long, and I have some winners, lots of losers, and well, I hope the 2012 Rose Parade isn't a snooze fest like today's edition.
First Award goes to KTLA CHANNEL 5 NEWS!
SCALE OF 1 to 10: THEY GET A 10 PLUS!
Stephanie Edward and Bob Eubanks and Micha Olhman were delightful. Enjoyed seeing all the great students from Cal Poly sitting in the crowd and serving as "Commentators" for Micha. Great JOB, KTLA! The Morning News Team on KTLA also did an amazing job. What a great group of professionals! Watch KTLA all day long for Rose Parade repeats. Henry DeCarlo rocked, and so did the rest of the Morning News Team. SIMPLY THE BEST! The BEST LINE of the MORNING was the "NUTS ON MY FACE" comments from Stephanie Edwards. Watch this clip that is beginning to go "viral" on You Tube. Some are calling for a "changing of the guard" on the live Parade Coverage with KTLA for 2011. I tend to agree. Turn the 2011 Rose Parade on KTLA over to the MORNING NEWS TEAM as the new "Bob" and "Stephanie." But overall, a TREMENDOUS JOB!
MARCHING BANDS WERE THE BEST in the past decade. The High School bands were incredible. My favorite was the band from Japan. Yep. The North Japan Honor Green Band was full of energy, and full of life. Also loved these High School bands: Banda Musical Delfines Band, Southwest De Kalb High School Band, the All-Birdville High School Band. Also loved the West Coast Composite Marine Marching Band. Above is the University of Wisconsin Marching Band. BTW. Most of the FLAG TWIRLERS need to go on diets. Just sayin'
EQUESTRIANS get a HUGE 10 out of 10!
Prue magic to see the best horses in the world to march down Colorado Boulevard. This was the HIGHEST point of this years parade. KUDOS to Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard, The Scripps Miramar Saddlebreds.
THE FLOATS GET A TOTAL SCORE of 6 OUT OF 10
Sorry, the Floats this year were a total bomb. This years theme "Building Dreams" was a total dud. It did not hit the nail on the head.
Way too many floats with "houses" and "huts" plopped on them. Looked like watching houses of trailers. Most of the Floats all looked alike. Very little creativity this year, with the exception of the Reagan Library Float, the Pac Man Float, The Cal Poly University Float. The City of Sierra Madre had a breakdown at the beginning of the Parade, that literally threw the entire parade under "a bus" so to speak. The City of Los Angeles Float was just plain silly. Still can't figure out why Dole Foods got the Sweepstakes, other than the fact that it was a first time entry.
THEME OF THE PARADE "BUILDING DREAMS, FRIENDSHIPS, AND MEMORIES" gets a 4 out of 10.
Trust me, this Parade will be forgotten about by January 3rd.What were they thinkin?
TOURNAMENT WEBSITE was also down most of the morning. No excuses for this "breakdown" in technology.
DRUNKS IN THE CROWD
9 out of 10
Pasadena Police arrested 48 people for being drunk in public from midnight and by the end of the Parade. Wait till tonight. Wild Rose Bowl starts in an hour!
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.
Saturday, January 01, 2011
UPDATE: 2011 Pasadena Rose Parade: My Winners (the BANDS and HORSES), KTLA Morning News, Bob and Stephanie and Micha! LOSERS THIS YEAR WAS THE PARADE THEME AND THE FLOATS! 48 ARRESTED IN PASADENA, SO FAR!
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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.
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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!