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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.

Monday, January 31, 2011

HAMEDANY HEADING TO PRISON FOR THREE YEARS. UPDATED JAN. 18, 2012: DAVID HAMEDANY, 54 from GLENDALE: Former Huntington Memorial Hospital Official Arrested on Federal Charges Stemming from Kickback Scheme

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JANUARY 18, 2012 BREAKING! HAMEDANY HEADING TO PRISON FOR THREE YEARS. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!


FBI Badge & gun.Image via WikipediaLOS ANGELES—The former director of construction for Huntington Memorial Hospital was arrested this morning on federal mail fraud arising from his role in a construction kickback scheme that allegedly brought him more than $3 million in illegal payments.

David Hamedany, 54, of Glendale, was arrested at his residence without incident by special agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Hamedany was the director of construction for Huntington Memorial Hospital from 2006 until June 2010, during which time he had authority to enter into contracts and approve various invoices for the hospital. According to the indictment returned yesterday by a federal grand jury, Hamedany authorized payments of more than $3.8 million to construction companies that later made kickback payments of more than $3 million to entities controlled by Hamedany and/or a relative of Hamedany.

The indictment specifically alleges that three Northern California companies received most of the money involved in the fraudulent contracts, collectively receiving more than $3 million from the hospital. The payments were pursuant to invoices approved by Hamedany, even though the three companies performed no construction work for the hospital. These three companies allegedly paid kickbacks of more than $2.5 million to entities controlled by Hamedany and/or a relative of Hamedany.

An indictment contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

The indictment in this case charges Hamendany with 12 counts of mail fraud. Each count of mail fraud carries a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in federal prison.

Hamendany is expected to be arraigned this afternoon in United States District Court.
On January 11, FBI agents seized approximately $480,000 from a bank account into which Hamendany transferred approximately $585,000.

This case is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Huntington Memorial Hospital has fully cooperated in the investigation.
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ALFRED EUGENE PARKER: Woodland Hills man who bilked 20 victims out of $2 Million gets 46 months in Prison. Were you a victim? Hit my comment section!

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The Seal of the United States Federal Bureau o...Image via WikipediaHey, congrats to the FBI for napping another "ponzi schemer" who bilked 20 people more than $2 million bucks in less than a one year period.  Al Parker is heading to Federal Prison for the next four years for his misdeeds.  I want to be able to share the stories of the victims of Mr. Parker.  If you got ripped off by this bad boy, hit my comment section and sound off.  Remember, if it is too good to be true, well....you know how it will always wind up....

RrE



LOS ANGELES—A Woodland Hills man who bilked more than 20 victims out of approximately $2 million in less than one year has been sentenced to 46 months in federal prison.

Alfred Eugene Parker, 32, was sentenced Monday by United States District Judge R. Gary Klausner, who remanded the defendant into custody at the conclusion of the sentencing hearing. Parker was sentenced after pleading guilty in September 2010 to three counts of wire fraud and one count of making a false statement to a bank.

Yep. Parker got one of these bad boys for his efforts....
Parker was a counselor at a non-profit agency that provided credit-repair advise to low-income families. In late 2006, Parker started an investment company—Skyline Investment Group—that he used to solicit investors with promises that their money would be used to help needy homeowners who were facing foreclosure on their homes. Targeting primarily African-American victims, including professional athletes and people in the entertainment industry, Parker and Skyline lured investors with “guaranteed” returns as high as 40 percent in less than three months.

Instead of using investors’ money to help distressed homeowners, Parker used the money to finance a luxurious lifestyle, which included a Rolls-Royce Phantom, two Ferraris, a $2.5 million home, and trips to high-end resorts in Hawaii and Santa Barbara. Parker also used some of the money to make Ponzi payments to earlier investors.

In November 2007, Parker sought a $1 million line of credit from Broadway Federal Bank. When applying for the loan, Parker submitted forged documents to the bank and falsely claimed that he had $2 million in savings and that he owned valuable real estate in Los Angeles and Cleveland. When the bank approved a $200,000 line of credit, Parker drew down the funds in less than two months.

During Monday’s sentencing hearing, victims told Judge Klausner that Parker had preyed on African American victims in their community and that he had presented himself as a religious man who would use their investments to help needy homeowners in the area.

The case against Parker is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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Million Man March: THE Day of Reckoning for Egypt starts in Liberation Square.

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Day of reckoning is a term used to describe the Last Judgment in Christian eschatology.

By Randy Economy
www.Economy4ABC.Blogspot.com
February 1, 2011

Cairo, Egypt

Hour after hour for going on nine days now.  Chanting. Protests. Violence. Anger. Frustration.

Today could be the "Day of Reckoning" for the people and country of Egypt.

In just a few hours, (they are gathering RIGHT NOW)  Liberation Square will be the site of the "Million Man March."

Will today usher in a new era in the history for Egypt, or will it be a bloodbath of historic proportions?

It is a Day of Rage.

More than a million or maybe as many as three million people will protest against the Mubarak regime.

They plan to go to march on the home of the current embattled President.  Will the Egyptian people be allowed to actually protest in freedom today, or will the  military clamp down?  Who is in control of Egypt right this moment?


Spirits are high.


Anderson Cooper at Qualcomm Stadium during the...Image via WikipediaEgyptians are fired up.  It is the biggest day in generations for the government.  Call it a "clampdown" by the Mubarakites.  The stock market in Egypt has been shut down since last Friday. The rail ways are closed.  No businesses are opened. Their are at least 50,000 American's stuck in Egypt.  The average Egyptian makes less than $2 per day.

Within hours, the "Million Man March" will go from Tahrir Square, (9am local Cairo time, or Midnight on the West Coast of the United States) all the way to Mubarak's presidential palace in Heliopolis.

The protesters will demand that he step aside.  Or, should I say, if they get that far.

They are planning another protest for Thursday and again on Friday.

The protesters won't be polite and won't ask permission to do what they want on "their" terms!

The government has shut down the internet.  No access out of Egypt, but some inventive Egyptians are getting past the internet block by using "old school dial up" methods.

Al Jazeera, the main media outlet in Egypt had six of its journalists arrested on Monday. Equipment, cameras, cell phones, lap tops all pulled from the hands of the reporters.

CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30:  Egyptians shout, w...Image by Getty Images via @daylifeThe world is watching.

I will be watching all night long via CNN.  America's iconic journalist Anderson Cooper is in Cairo.  How in the hell does Anderson do it?  He must have skin of leather.

Today, pray for the People of Egypt.

Share your thoughts. Hit my comment section.

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NEW BREAKING VIDEO FROM EGYPT! Egyptian Protesters Gathering- January 31 2011

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By Randy Economy
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January 31, 2011
Cairo, Egypt

Amazing new video is leaking out from the protests going on RIGHT NOW
in the streets of Cairo, Egypt.

Raw Video taken from the people who want change.

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TRANSCRIPT: Governor Jerry Brown's State of the State Address. Time to crack the whip and create a new California.

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January 31, 2011
5:32 p.m.


SACRAMENTO -

Governor Jerry Brown is my new hero.

He just knocked the ball out of the park with his "California State of the State Address" in Sacramento and put everyone on "official notice" that everyone needs to change in order for California to survive as a state.

I am THRILLED that he has FINALLY taken on the BIG FAT ELEPHANT in the room, meaning the abuse of powers that municipalities have had over "Redevelopment Agency's" and why the state needs to step in and take control of these local "cash cows" once and for all.

W2G Governor Brown.  You were right to the point tonight.  You told the truth. California must change from top to bottom.

Here is a copy of the official media statement just released minutes ago from Governor Brown's office:


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Thank you Lt. Governor Newsom, Speaker Perez, President Pro Tem Steinberg, Senate Republican Leader Dutton, Assembly Republican Leader Conway, constitutional officers, members of the legislature, distinguished guests, and my fellow citizens:

First of all, I wish to thank all of you in this chamber for the cordiality and good will that you have extended to my wife and me during these opening days of what will be an extraordinarily difficult and wrenching legislative session.

California faces a crisis that is real and unprecedented. Each of us will have to struggle with our conscience and our constituencies as we hammer out a sensible plan to put our state on a sound fiscal footing, honestly balance our budget and positionCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown at the premier...Image via Wikipedia California to regain its historic momentum.

Although our state’s economy has started to recover, we will not create the jobs we need unless we get our financial house in order. It’s absolutely essential that we do our work boldly and without delay.
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My intention is to make California again a leader in job creation, renewable energy and state of the art efficiency, innovation of all kinds and a solid primary and secondary education. Our universities are world renowned and I intend to see that they continue to enjoy the respect of students and scholars throughout the world. We also have to restructure our criminal justice system, carefully realign state and local government functions, and streamline state government. All of this can happen if we find the courage and summon the will to tackle our budget deficit head on and deal with it honestly and without purpose of evasion.

This is not a time for politics as usual. The stakes are too high. Our overall financial system, which came close to absolute breakdown, has not fully stabilized. Where we go from here—either more austerity or more stimulus—is hotly contested. Even the cause of the mortgage meltdown remains in dispute.

Voters are clearly telling us that our state and our nation are going in the wrong direction. Yet, our two main political parties both in Washington and in California are as far apart as I have ever seen them. Still, I know that politics is at the heart of democracy. It is the essence of our structure of freedom and the way in which we as a people make our collective decisions. We owe it to ourselves and to our forebears—and to our children--to rise to this occasion, do what is right and regain the public’s trust. Kicking the can down the road, by not owning an honest budget, is simply out of the question.

If you are a Democrat who doesn’t want to make budget reductions in programs you fought for and deeply believe in, I understand that. If you are a Republican who has taken a stand against taxes, I understand where you are coming from.

But things are different this time. In fact, the people are telling us--in their own way--that they sense that something is profoundly wrong. They see that their leaders are divided when they should be decisive and acting with clear purpose.

We are still a very rich society. In two years alone, Californians will have added more than $100 billion to their personal income. Yet, our State’s credit rating is the lowest of the 50 states, unemployment is higher than the national average and some journalists are calling California a “failed state.”

The times call out for vision and for discipline. Discipline so that we live within the revenue which the state collects each year, and Vision so that we rise above mere party, act as Californians first, and put our trust in the people.

Under our form of government, it would be unconscionable to tell the electors of this state that they have no right to decide whether it is better to extend current tax statutes another five years or chop another $12 billion out of schools, public safety, our universities and our system of caring for the most vulnerable.

Let me read to you, Article 2, Section 1 of the California Constitution:
“All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for their protection, security and benefit, and they have the right to alter or reform it when the public good may require.”

When democratic ideals and calls for the right to vote are stirring the imagination of young people in Egypt aThis is a picture of the Sacramento Riverfront...Image via Wikipediand Tunisia and other parts of the world, we in California can’t say now is the time to block a vote of the people. In the ordinary course of things, matters of state concern are properly handled in Sacramento. But when the elected representatives find themselves bogged down by deep differences which divide them, the only way forward is to go back to the people and seek their guidance. It is time for a legislative check-in with the people of California.

At this moment of extreme difficulty, it behooves us to turn to the people and get a clear mandate on how we should proceed: either to extend the taxes as I fervently believe or cut deeply into the programs from which--under federal law--we can still extract the sums required. Unfortunately, these would most probably include: elementary, middle and high schools, the University of California, the California State University system, prisons and local public safety funding, and vital health programs.

My plan to rebuild California requires a vote of the people, and frankly I believe it would be irresponsible for us to exclude the people from this process. They have a right to vote on this plan. This state belongs to all of us, not just those of us in this chamber. Given the unique nature of the crisis and the serious impact our decisions will have on millions of Californians, the voters deserve to be heard.

Do I like the choices we face? No. I don’t. But after serious study of the options left us by a $25 billion deficit, the budget I have proposed is the best I can devise. If any of you have other suggestions that you think are better, please, share them with us. After all, we are in this together.

In recent days, a lot has been made of the proposed elimination of redevelopment agencies. Mayors from cities both large and small have come to the capitol and pressed their case that redevelopment is different from child care, university funding or grants to the aged, disabled and blind.

They base their case on the claim that redevelopment funds leverage other funds and create jobs. I certainly understand this because I saw redevelopment first hand as mayor of Oakland. But I also understand that redevelopment funds come directly from local property taxes that would otherwise pay for schools and core city and county services such as police and fire protection and care for the most vulnerable people in our society.

So it is a matter of hard choices and I come down on the side of those who believe that core functions of government must be funded first. But be clear, my plan protects current projects and supports all bonded indebtedness of the redevelopment agencies.

From the time I first proposed what I believe to be a balanced approach to our budget deficit – both cuts and a temporary extension of current taxes – dozens of groups affected by one or another of the proposed cuts have said we should cut somewhere else instead. Still others say we should not extend the current taxes but let them them go away. So far, however, these same people have failed to offer even one alternative solution.

As I have said before, I have not come here to embrace delay or denial, but to get the job done. If you have solutions that are truly viable, by all means present them. We need everyone’s best thinking.

Wherever I look, I see difficult choices. But I also see a bright future up ahead and a California economy that is on the mend. When we get our budget in balance, California will be in a strong position to take advantage of its many assets and its strategic location on the Pacific Rim. As the countries of Asia and south of our border continue to thrive and expand their trade, our state will play a leading role, as it always has, and reap unimagined benefits.

We have the inventors, the dreamers, the entrepreneurs, the venture capitalists and a vast array of physical, intellectual and political assets. We have been called the great exception because for generations Californians have defied the odds and the conventional wisdom and prospered in totally unexpected ways. People keep coming here because of the dream that is still California, and once here, their determination and boundless energy feeds that dream and makes it grow.

When I first came to Sacramento, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak had not yet invented their personal computer. There was no wind generated electricity, and we didn’t have the nation’s most advanced building and appliance efficiency standards as we later adopted. Of course, Yahoo, Google, Facebook and Twitter did not exist—not even in someone’s imagination.

California’s economy has grown from less than 200 billion dollars when first I came to this rostrum to now over two trillion dollars expected this year. California has been on the move—a marvel, even a miracle and some kind of gift.

Yes, I will work with you on the issues—from water and realignment to healthcare and prisons, to agriculture, schools, environment and transportation. We must also face the long term challenge of ensuring that our public pensions are fair to both taxpayers and workers alike. Finally, at a time when more than two million Californians are out of work, we must search out and strip away any accumulated burdens or unreasonable regulations that stand in the way of investment and job creation.

But let’s not forget that Job Number 1 – make no mistake about it – is fixing our state budget and getting our spending in line with our revenue. Once we do that, the rest will be easy—at least easier because we will have learned to work together and earned back the respect and trust of the people we serve.

I look forward to working with all of you.

Thank you.
Governor Jerry Brown!
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Sunday, January 30, 2011

UPDATE: Long Beach Police continue manhunt for those responsible for shooting at two officers, leaving one in stable condition.

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By Randy Economy
January 30, 2011
4:53 p.m.

Long Beach, CA

The Long Beach Police Department are on an all out manhunt today in search of the person or persons responsible for shooting at two of their own officers last night that left one in stable condition at an area hospital.

Scary scene in Long Beach last night.  I did a post of this earlier this morning (see below post) and today the Long Beach Police Department Media Relations Division issued the following statement:

"On Saturday, January 29, 2011, at approximately 10:50 p.m., two on-duty Long Beach Police gang detectives were patrolling in the area of Anaheim Street and Mahanna Avenue, when without warning, they were fired upon by an unknown number of suspects in a vehicle.
 
The uniformed detectives were traveling on Anaheim Street near Mahanna Avenue when an occupant in the suspect vehicle fired multiple rounds at the detectives' unmarked police vehicle which was equipped with emergency lights and siren.  The detective that was driving the vehicle was struck once in the upper torso by gunfire and was immediately transported to a local hospital by his partner.  The detective sustained a non-life-threatening injury and is listed in stable condition.
  
Additional officers were on the southeast corner of Anaheim Street and Mahanna Avenue conducting an unrelated investigation.  One officer from within that group of officers fired at the suspect vehicle as it fled southbound on Mahanna Avenue from Anaheim Street.  Investigators don’t believe a suspect was hit by the officer’s gunfire.

As part of the operation, SWAT was activated and the department’s Bloodhound was utilized, along with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Bloodhound, to assist in the search of the suspect(s).  As a result of the magnitude of the investigation, a significant number of Police Department resources were utilized and many streets were closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

The detective, whose identity is being withheld for his safety, is 30-years of age and a 7-year member of the Department.  

The Long Beach Police Department’s investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have any information regarding this incident is strongly urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Terri Hubert and Peter Lackovic at (562) 570-7244.

To text or e-mail a tip anonymously, visit the Long Beach Police Department's website at www.longbeach.gov/police or visit www.tipsoft.com and follow the prompts."

So, be safe in Long Beach. 

I am glad that the officer is on is way to a full recovery.  My heart goes out to this officer and his family.  So sad that our community is so dangerous.  Scary times.

Keep you posted.
RrE
  
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BREAKING NEWS: Long Beach Police Anti-Gang Detective Shot. Suspect(s) at large. Incident took place near Anahiem Street and Gundry. Share your thoughts!

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Google Map Area of Gundry and Anaheim Street in Long Beach


a Long Beach police anti-gang detective was shot and wounded as he drove in a squad car with another officer near MacArthur Park over at Gundry near Anaheim Street.

Here is what sources have pieced together so far:
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  • Two officers were driving about 11 p.m. Saturday near Anaheim Street and Gundry Avenue. (See Map above)
  • At least one gunman opened fire.
  • One detective was struck in the the upper body.
  • Officer is expected to survive.
  • At least 60 to 70 officers are looking for the two suspects described only at "males."
No other details or the name of the officer who was injured has been released.
"The two were shot at. Another officer who happened to be nearby saw the suspects," Fernandez told the Associated Press.

Man, scary night in Long Beach.  Hope they can catch the nuts who did this.  Share your thoughts in my comment section below this blog post.  I hope they can bring those responsible for this crime to justice as soon as possible!
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ESTANCIA HIGH SCHOOL: DEAD BODY OF MAN IN HIS 20's FOUND IN HIGH SCHOOL PARKING LOT. HOW DID IT GET THERE? WHO DID IT? INVESTIGATION LAUNCED.

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By Randy Economy
www.Economy4ABC.Blogspot.com
January 30, 2011
1:15 a.m.

Costa Mesa, CA

There is a mystery unfolding in the upscale community of Costa Mesa.

A dead body of a man in his 20's was found in the parking lot of the upscale campus of Estancia High School early Saturday morning.  Way early. Like 3:30 a.m. early.

Costa Mesa police are investigating the situation and they have very few clues.  Initial reports claim that law enforcement thinks that the man died somewhere else and was dropped at the school. 

They have not released much more information, other than the man had nothing to do with Estancia High School.

Estancia is one of the best high schools in The OC.  I checked their school website and no mention of the situation, but I am sure they will post something on Monday when class is in session.

Official seal of City of Costa MesaImage via WikipediaAlso, as soon as the Orange County Coroner releases the name and information about the victim found, I will update my blog.  In the meantime, if you are a student or faculty member there at EHS or live in that neighborhood, hit my comment section, and tell me what's on your mind?  

Estancia High School is located at 2323 Placentia Ave. in Costa Mesa.
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2011 AWARDS SEASON! Strike up a big wins for Tom Hooper for the "The Kings Speech," and Eytan Keller for "The Next Iron Chef" at the Annual Director Guild Awards in Hollywood on Saturday night!

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HOLLYWOOD - JANUARY 29: Presenter Jim Parsons (R) and Director Eytan Keller, winner of the Reality Programs Award for 'The Next Iron Chef, Episode #301' pose in the press room at the 63rd Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards held at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland on January 29, 2011 in Hollywood, CaliforniaGetty Images Photo!
AT&T U-Verse 14Image by cytosine via FlickrBy Randy Economy
www.Economy4ABC.Blogspot.com
Sunday, January 30, 2011
12:45 a.m.

Hollywood, CA

Strike up a huge win for Director Tom Hooper from the critically acclaimed drama "The Kings Speech."

Modern FamilyImage via WikipediaHooper was named Best Director of 2010 by the Directors Guild of America on Saturday night at a glitzy bash over at the Renaissance Hotel at Hollywood and Highland.

Also honored for direction honors was "Inside Job," a chronicle of the economic meltdown in 2008 in the Documentary category;  Michael Spiller, Best Director for a Television Show for "Modern Family;"  Eythan Kelley who for Best Director of a Reality Program for "The Next Iron Chef." (Kudos Mr. Kelley....the NEXT IRON CHEF IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE SHOWS on CABLE!)

One Life to LiveImage via WikipediaAlso honored was  Glenn Weiss for "The 64th Annual Tony Awards" and Director Larry Carpenter for best daytime drama (aka: soap) for  "One Life to Live."

I have got to get off my royal can and see "The Kings Speech." 

Hollywood SignImage via WikipediaIt's on a roll, and could be cruising to Oscar Gold in a just a matter of weeks!  So much to do. So little time in each day....

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

PAGING OFFICER JEFFREY STENROOS: Let me tell your side of the story; Newsy.com has a great take on the "anger" over the El Camino Real High School "Phoney" shooting scam.

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Finally. A face and a photo of Jeff Stenroos.


Councilman Denny Zine:  Yep.  He got duped also. Amazing, ain't it!

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By Randy Economy
www.Economy4ABC.Blogspot.com
January 29, 2011
5:33 p.m.

Los Angeles, CA

By Randy Economy
First of all, I am not done with following the arrest case of Los Angeles School Police Department Officer Jeffrey Stenroos who pulled the "fake-out" of the year (so far) when he claimed he was shot two weeks ago outside of El Camino Real High School by some guy with a "bomber jacket" and pulled back hair, yada yada.
This case as our local version of "Balloon Boy with a Badge."

Stenroos was arrested on Thursday, booked on at least one Felony count of Filing a False Police Report. He posted a $20,000.00 bail, and is now out of jail and is "somewhere" out there. Stenroos has created a huge black eye for local law enforcement, and needs to be held accountable for this actions and this costly stunt that cost you and I literally hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars in police overtime, and countless hours of detective work.

I would love the opportunity to speak directly to Mr. Stenroos, so he can tell his version of the situation and "what he was thinking." Why did he do this? Is he remorseful? How could this get so out of hand? What is his background?  You know, Jeff.  I would love to tell your side of the situation. If anyone can get a note to Officer Stenroos on behalf of my readers, drop me a note to economy4ABC.Blogspot.com@gmail.com.

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck has been taking a pounding over this ONE case in the media, radio talk shows, and on blogs. I kinda feel sorry for Chief Beck.  He seems like a real stand-up crime fighter. I for one appreciate his honesty and candor with the community and media during the past couple of days since these new developments have been revealed. I don't envy the job of being a Chief of Police in any community. The LAPD has done an incredible job during the past year "reshaping" the department from top to bottom, and we have Chief Beck to thank for this accomplishment. Still, the anger over this "El Camino Real High School Prank Gone Wild" still lingers all over the city of Angels.

I wanted to post this below note and above video from Matt Schmertz from www.Newsy.com over my coverage of this debacle. Thanks, Matt. I look forward to working with Newsy.com in the future on some ventures. 


Hello Randy,
I just finished reading your blog post about the recent hoax shooting in LA. This is a shocking story that deserves all of the attention it is getting. This type of irresponsibility is unacceptable especially in an educational environment. This type of disruption has likely impacted the lives of many of the students and has at the least been a major distraction for everyone at the school where the incident took place. I was very impressed with how well you analyzed the news and presented the story to your audience. I would like to pass along this video that offers a unique take on the coverage of this story. The video is from Newsy.com. Newsy synthesizes news from around the world and condenses the opinions and information into short 2-3 minute videos.
Best,
Matt Schmertz
www.Newsy.com


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BREAKING: KIM CLIJSTERS WINS AUSTRALIAN OPEN OVER Li Na

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By Randy Economy
www.Economy4ABC.Blogspot.com
Saturday, January 29, 2011
2:45 a.m.

Down Under

Congratulations to Kim Clijsters for just winning the 2011 Australian Open against Chinese sensation Li Na.  What an amazing accomplishment.

 Clijsters made a huge comeback to win this incredible match.  The heat was drenching and the crowd got the best of Li Na in the long run.

Clijsters won 2 sets to 1.  It was the defense of Clijsters that put her over the top.  I hope everyone can watch the replay on ESPN 2 later today.  Great going, gals! Don't know when I have seen such an great match in a major final.  It is now 2:55 a.m. on the West Coast of the United States.  Gotta get some rest before the Men's final....
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NOW! Kim Clijsters and Li Na: A CLASSIC AUSTRALIAN OPEN HEADS FINAL INTO THE THIRD SET TOTALLY TIED UP!

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By Randy Economy
www.Economy4ABC.Blogspot.com
Saturday, January 29, 2011
2:20 a.m. PST


Down Under


I am watching in awe the Woman's Finals of the Australian Open between Kim Clijsters and Li Na


It is going into the 3rd and final set.  Right now, Cljsters has a slight advantage leading 3-6. 6-3, 2-1.  Li Na is attempting to make history as the first Chinese woman to ever capture ANY MAJOR title in the history of the sport.


This has been a great match to watch with the legendary Dick Enberg calling the action court side from a sweltering Rod Laver Stadium.  Temps are in the high 90's.  If you are still up here in the States, click on ESPN 2 to watch the soggy slug fest!  Keep you posted!Inside the Rod Laver Arena during an evening m...Image via Wikipedia

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Friday, January 28, 2011

OFFICER JEFFREY STENROOS SAGA: LAPD CHIEF CHARLIE BECK ISSUES OFFICIAL STATEMENT. I JOINED THE "I HATE OFFICER JEFF STENROOS PAGE" ON FACEBOOK.

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SEEN:  LAPD CHIEF CHARLIE BECK AND LA CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS PATTING THEM SELVES ON THE BACK WITH THE SO-CALLED HERO OF THE EL CAMINO REAL HIGH SCHOOL PHONY SHOOTING "INCIDENT" LAST WEEK.  NOW WE CAN JOIN THE "I HATE OFFICER JEFFREY STENROOS PAGE" ON FACEBOOK.

UPDATE: OFFICER JEFF Stenroos has posted a$20K bail and has been released from a Downtown LA jail. Anger and frustration continues all over LA County.

There is even an "I HATE OFFICER JEFF STENROOS" Page on Facebook.  I want ALL of my READERS to JOIN THIS FACEBOOK PAGE!  More later.  Keep hitting my comment section and sound off. 
 


By Randy Economy
www.Economy4ABC.Blogspot.com
Friday, January 28, 2011
5 p.m.

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has issued an official statement over the the arrest of LAUSD Police Officer Jeffrey Stenroos last night on felony charges.  You all know the details, now here is the "facts" straight from the Chef Beck's lips.


Los Angeles:

"This evening, Detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery Homicide Division (RHD) arrested Los Angeles Unified School District Police Officer Jeffrey Stenroos on one felony count of filing a false police report, a violation of Penal Code Section 118.1.


On January 19, 2011, the LAPD responded to and launched an extensive investigation after Officer Stenroos reported a burglary suspect attempted to murder him by shooting him in the chest, while he was on patrol near El Camino High School in the San Fernando Valley.


The current state of the investigation refutes Stenroos' initial account of the incident and we are now certain that there is no outstanding suspect in this shooting.


RHD Detectives worked tirelessly to ensure the case was thoroughly investigated and the community was not at risk.  Detectives followed up on more than 350 clues, conducted a number of neighborhood canvasses, made hundreds of community contacts and distributed countless Community Alert Notices in hopes of gathering any valuable leads in the case.


While I understand the media and the public's intense interest in this investigation, and the desire for answers to the many questions that will be asked with this new development of the Officer's arrest, I cannot provide more detailed information at this time."

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

OFFICER JEFF STENROOS ARRESTED! STUNNING DEVELOPMENT! LA SCHOOL POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED FOR FILING FALSE REPORT OVER LAST WEEKS SHOOTING THAT CAUSED A LOCK DOWN FRENZY AT EL CAMINO REAL HIGH SCHOOL.

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So who was this made up guy?
Bell 206B - N664PD Los Angeles Police Departme...Image by av8pix.com via FlickrBy Randy Economy
www.Economy4ABC.Blogspot.com
January 27, 2011
9:15 p.m.

Los Angeles, CA

What a stunning development.

Remember that massive manhunt for a so called "shooter" that left Los Angeles Police Department School Police Officer Jeffrey Stenroos injured week, now appears to have been a "made up story."

CHARLIE BECK:  HIS "OMG" MOMENT
A hoax gone wrong? Are you serious? OMG.

Stenroos has just been placed under arrest according to several breaking media outlets just minutes ago.

What was this Stenroos thinking?  LAPD Chief Charlie Beck just wrapped up a very brief press conference to announce the arrest of Stenroos.  He is currently being booked and processed.

As soon as booking details, booking photos, and additional information is released, I will update my blog. Isn't this incredible that ONE  law enforcement officer can cause such chaos for our community and our children.



So, who shot Stenroos?  Did he shot himself?  Did someone else know about this situation?  How come it took over a week to figure this bizarre turn of events?

What charges will Stenroos face? Unreal that this can happen in our community. Tell me your thoughts.  Hit my comment section.  SOUND OFF!

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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

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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 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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