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, April 30, 2011

THE BEATIFICATION OF POPE JOHN PAUL II: The Son from Poland is about to become a "Saint!" What a BLESSED moment is is in ALL of our LIVES!

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Pope John Paul II on 12 August 1993 in Denver ...Image via Wikipedia
By Randy Economy
Sunday, May 1, 2011
11:20 p.m.


If you follow my blog on a regular basis, or if you know me, I am a "proud" and devout Roman Catholic

I was blessed to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Communion in October of 2007.

It changed my life in ways that only God and I truly understand.  

Face it, we all need a little help from "upstairs" and as I grow "wiser" in life, I truly understand what "Blessings" truly can do for people.

The signature of Pope John Paul II.Image via WikipediaOne of my personal heroes in life is Pope John Paul II.  In the next few hours at The Vatican, Pope JP2 will be "Beatified" and he will become a Saint.  I have had little sleep in the past three days.  A marathon Cerritos City Council Meeting on Thursday night and into Friday morning; The Royal Wedding from London on Friday morning till dawn, and I had to get up at 6 a.m. on Saturday to attend a SIX plus marathon meeting of the ABC Unified School Board. 

Today is a day for the World to Celebrate, regarding of your Faith.  Here is the schedule for Sunday's Beatification, and a little more about the Life of Pope John Paul II:


Sunday, 1 May 2011
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Holy Mass for the Beatification of the Servant of God John Paul IISaint Peter's Square, at 10:00
Angelus

Monday, 2 May 2011
Thanksgiving Mass for the Beatification Saint Peter's Square, at 10:30
Karol Józef Wojtyła, elected to the Papacy on October 16, 1978, was born in Wadowice (Poland) on May 18, 1920. He was the second of two children born to Karol Wojtyła and Emilia Kaczorowska. His mother died in 1929. His older brother, Edmund, a doctor, died in 1932 followed by his father, an under
official of the Armed Forces, who died in 1941.

At the age of nine Karol made his First Holy Communion, followed at the age of eighteen by the sacrament of Confirmation. After having completed high school in Wadowice, he enrolled as a
student at the Jagiellonian University of Cracow in 1938. Following the occupation by the Nazi forces and the University’s closure in 1939, the young Karol was forced to earn a living by working in a mine and in the Solvay chemical factory in order to avoid deportation to Germany.

Starting in 1942, after having felt the call to the priesthood, Karol began secretly to frequent courses at the clandestine Major Seminary in Cracow, directed by the Archbishop, Cardinal Adam Stefan Sapieha. At the same time, he was also one of the promoters of the clandestine “Rhapsodic Theater”.

After the war, Karol continued his studies at Cracow’s MajorSeminary which had been reopened, and then at the Faculty of Theology of the Jagiellonian University until his priestly ordination in Cracow on November 1, 1946. He was then sent to Rome by Cardinal Sapieha where he pursued a Doctorate in Theology (1948), with a thesis on the topic of faith in the works of St. John of the Cross. During that time, in vacation periods, he exercised his pastoral ministry among Polish immigrants in France, Belgium and Holland.

On May 13, 1981, Pope John Paul II was the victim of an attack in St. Peter’s Square. Having been saved by the maternal hand of the Mother of God, and following a long recovery, he forgave his
attacker. Grateful for the gift of new life, he intensified his pastoral work with heroic generosity.
His solicitude as pastor was expressed, moreover, in the erection of numerous dioceses and ecclesiastical circumscriptions, as well as by the promulgation of the Codes of Canon Law for the Latin
Catholic and Eastern Catholic Churches. As an encouragement to the People of God, he also inaugurated moments of particular spiritual intensity such as the Year of the Redemption, the Marian Year, and the Eucharistic Year as well as the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000. He also attracted younger generations by the celebration of World Youth Days.

No other Pope had ever encountered as many people as John Paul II: the number of pilgrims at the Wednesday General Audience.
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Friday, April 29, 2011

LA CITY PARKING OFFICERS APPEAR IN ADULT PORNO FLICK WHILE ON DUTY. Just another day in paradise in the life of a meter man! Thanks to Joel Grover from NBC LA for this expose!

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By Randy Economy
www.Economy4ABC.blogspot.com
April 29, 2011
11:26 p.m.

Los Angeles, CA

First of all I cannot stand getting parking tickets.

No one likes it. Meter Maids and Meter Men are on a mission to write tickets as fast as they can.

Tonight I am red in the face after watching REPORTER JOEL GROVER (from NBC News LA) for breaking a story about Parking Enforcement Officers for the City of Los Angeles appearing in an adult porno movie while wearing full city uniforms.

Icon from Nuvola icon theme for KDE 3.x.Image via WikipediaIncredible.  Are you kidding me?  Nope. Joel Grover is one of the most respected "investigative" television reporters in Los Angeles broke the news tonight.

His expose on the "NASTY MEATER MAN" is beginning to go "viral" on the internet.

I am placing this on my blog as an outraged "taxpayer."

Heads need to roll over this skin flick. Whaddu think?  Hit my comment section below.  The Los Angeles Department of Transportation has opened an investigation into the behavior of two uniformed, on-duty officers who appear in the sexually explicit movie.  Pass this along to everyone you know...
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New ABC Unified School District Board Member to the Appointed on Saturday. Public Invited to Attend Proceedings. Who do you want the ABC School Board to pick?

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Cerritos City Councilman Mark E. Pulido.  Randy Economy Photo
By Randy Economy
www.Economy4ABC.Blogspot.com
Friday, April 29, 2011
9:43 p.m.

Cerritos, CA

By mid afternoon on Saturday, the ABC Unified School District will have a new Member of its Board of Education.  13 local community leaders will be interviewed by the current Board of Education beginning at 7:30 a.m.  in the Board of Education Hearing Room located at 166th and Norwalk Boulvard.

The public is invited to attend the open public meeting or watch it on their local cable television system.

A vacancy occurred on the seven member ABC Unified School Board in March after former Member Mark E. Pulido was elected to the Cerritos City Council.  Whoever is successful in being appointed on Saturday, they will serve out the remainder of his term that was due to expire this coming November.

Those who will be interviewed and their scheduled times  are:

8:30 a.m.  Adarash Sunak
8:40          Mansour Maisami
8:50          Louise Dodson
9:00          Anna Titus
9:10          Ernie Nishi
9:20          Cindy Yen Chen
9:30          David Montgomery
9:40          BREAK
9:50          Ethan Robinson
10:00        Jean Mc Hatton
10:10        Olga Rios
10:20        Kiran Rami
10:30        Lynda Johnson
10:40       Helen Lee
10:50       PUBIC TESTIMONY

After a lunch break at nearby Whitney High School the ABC School Board will reconvene back in the Board Room and select three top candidates.  After a discussion by the Board, a final vote will be taken and the new Member will selected.

The Provisional Appointee will be sworn in at 1:15 p.m.

I will be covering the interviews for the Los Cerritos Community News and will update this blog Saturday afternoon.

Hit my comment section.  Who do you want the ABC School Board to select?


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Vows: Prince William and Catherine Middleton say their "I'do's!"

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By Randy Economy
www.Economy4ABC.Blogspot.com
April 29, 2011
4:51 a.m. PST

London, UK

Prince William and Catherine Middleton have said their vows and are now the HOTTEST COUPLE IN THE WORLD!

Great wedding.  Much better than the nasty, ugly marathon Cerritos City Council Meeting I attended for six hours from 7:00 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Totally love "The Royals."

On to the balcony kiss....
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Throne Up Bags: This is one "gaggy" gift for those sick of the "Royal Wedding."

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Puke. Literally.
By Randy Economy
www.Economy4ABC.blogspot.com
April 27, 2011
10:36 p.m.  PST

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This is Prince Williams "Coat of Arms."
London, UK

Are you getting totally sick to your stomach over the "Royal Wedding" between Prince William and soon to be "Princess Kate?"

I actually am a sap for "anything" royal, and I have to get my hands on a set of this ultimate Royal Wedding "gag" gift.

Yep.  Time to grab your "Throne Up Bags."


Graphic designer Lydia Leith has screen-printed souvenir sick bags that are selling for just £3 or around $5 American bucks.


The first, limited edition, batch of 'Throne Up' bags - perhaps unsurprisingly - sold out almost immediately.
'Throne Up': Lydia Leith's sick bags are emblazoned with a picture of the happy couple and a warning to keep the bag handy on April 29th

'Throne Up': Lydia Leith's sick bags are emblazoned with a picture of the happy couple and a warning to keep the bag handy on April 29th.  According to the Brits, these are "hot items" this week.  Yep, they are available in pillar-box red, or royal blue.



Lydia, if you see this...send me a couple.   Gonna need them for when Prince Harry gets married.
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Tuscaloosa Twisters: RAW VIDEOS OF KILLER TORNADOS IN ALABAMA. At least 70 people are dead. INCREDIBLE DESTRUCTION ALL OVER THE SOUTH

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By Randy Economy
www.Economy4ABC.Blogspot.com
April 27, 2011
10 p.m. PST

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

It looks like an aftermath of a massive bomb.

At least 70 people have been killed in storms and the city of Tuscaloosa, Ala., was among the hardest hit.

These videos are just plain staggering to witness.

All I can do is Pray. So so scary. I think I will take earthquakes over tornadoes. But, I do live in Southern California, and I need to be careful what I "put out there."



Tornado in Tuscaloosa, AL ...it was moving over Bryant Denny Stadium at the University of Alabama. The students who shot this shout out in fear....
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

DANNY LOPEZ: Teen Charged in Chopper Shooting Incident. Held on $2.24 Million Bail

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Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Bell 206 ...Image via WikipediaNote:  This guy who is alleged to have shot and struck an  LAPD helicopter is my "Idiot Crook Of the Week here in Los Angeles County." Amazing.  For his stunt, he has a $2.24 Million bail.  LMAO.
RrE


VAN NUYS – An 18-year-old suspected of shooting into an LAPD helicopter on Sunday was charged today with attempted premeditated murder of a peace officer and other charges, the District Attorney’s office announced.

Danny Anthony Lopez, (dob 9-25-92), is scheduled to be arraigned today at Van Nuys Superior Court, Department 100, in case LA 067690. He is being held on $2.24 million bail.

Lopez is charged with two felony counts of attempted murder of a peace officer, two counts of assault on a peace officer with a semiautomatic firearm, one count of shooting at an occupied aircraft and one count of carrying a loaded firearm in a street gang with the allegation that he personally discharged a firearm. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison.

Lopez allegedly opened fire on the police helicopter, striking it and forcing it to make an emergency landing at Van Nuys Airport. No one was injured inside. The incident occurred shortly after 6 a.m. near Saticoy Street and Densmore Avenue. He was arrested about an hour later.

Deputy District Attorney Michael Blake with Crimes Against Peace Officers Unit has been assigned to prosecute the case.
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Monday, April 25, 2011

DANIEL ORONA: Victim Dies Three Days After Being Shot in Front of a Valley Boulevard Marijuana Clinic. LAPD seeks leads to solve case

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Police Interceptor of the Los Angeles Police D...Image via WikipediaLos Angeles: Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives are investigating the gang-related shooting death of 30-year-old Daniel Orona who was shot multiple times while parked in front of a Marijuana Clinic.

On Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at around 12:25 in the afternoon, Daniel Orona and three friends were sitting inside Orona’s van, which was parked in front of a Marijuana Clinic located in the 5400 block of Valley Boulevard

The four men in the van were approached by a lone suspect described as a male Black, who pointed a handgun in their direction.  The suspect opened fire on the van striking Orona multiple times.

The driver, Orona, managed to drive a short distance away before one of the passengers took control of the van. The passenger then drove Orona to a local hospital for medical treatment. None of the remaining passengers/victims were hit by the gunfire.  

Daniel Orona underwent emergency surgery and has been hospitalized since the shooting.  On Friday, April 22, 2011, at 1:50 p.m., Orona died.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives Garcia or Alfaro at 323-342-8956, during normal business hours or the Hollenbeck Watch Commander at 323-342-4100. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.
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JORGE HERNANDEZ: LAPD LOOKING FOR SUSPECT(S) WHO SHOT AND KILLED 27-YEAR OLD HARBOR AREA MAN

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LAPD vehicle at a crime scene in Hollywood.Image via WikipediaLos Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Harbor Area Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) who shot and killed 27-year-old Jorge Hernandez in Wilmington.
On Friday, April 22, 2011, at around 1:45 a.m., Jorge Hernandez was standing on the sidewalk in front of a stairway leading to the apartment complex located in the 1000 block of North Lagoon Avenue, when two suspects approached Hernandez and asked him what his gang affiliation was.  Hernandez was shot several times with an unknown type caliber handgun.  Both suspects left the location on foot in an unknown direction.
Los Angeles City Fire Department Personnel responded and pronounced Hernandez dead at the scene. 
Both suspects are described as male Hispanics with no further description and the motive for the shooting is unknown.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Harbor Area Homicide Detectives Cortez or Alvarez at 310-726-7889 or 310-726-7880. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.   Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.
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OFFICER STEVE JENKINS: LAPD K-9 Officer Shot in Sylmar Is Released from Hospital

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The Los Angeles Police Department sealImage via WikipediaLos Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Metropolitan Division K-9 Officer Steven Jenkins was released from the hospital today just in time to spend Easter with his family and fellow officers.

On April 4, 2011, around 3 a.m., Metropolitan K-9 Police Officer III Steven Jenkins, 21 years and 11 months with the Department was in the 13600 block of Dronfield Avenue involved in a search for a domestic violence suspect. As Jenkins and his fellow officers approached the residence, a suspect later identified as 53-year-old Sergio Salazar of Sylmar, opened fire on Jenkins critically wounding him in the face and chest.

Jenkins was taken to safety by other police personnel and immediately transported to a local hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department personnel who had been on scene treating the victim of the domestic violence. The location was contained and SWAT personnel responded to the barricaded suspect. The gunman was later discovered dead from apparent gunshot wounds and two rifles were recovered from the immediate vicinity of Salazar.

Since that fateful day Jenkins has undergone a series of surgeries and continues to recover from his injuries. Officer Jenkins, his family and the LAPD expressed great appreciation for all the support they have received from community members and the LAPD family and friends. Steve and his family are extremely grateful to all of the medical personnel at both Holy Cross Medical Center and the USC University Hospital, who were heroic in their own right as they provided critical care for Officer Jenkins.

Members of the LAPD's Metropolitan Division, K-9 Unit, Sergeant Miles Taylor, Police Officer III David Wade, Police Officer III Linda Travis and Police Officer III Joshua Kniss were part of Officer Jenkins' search team the night when Steve was ambushed and shot by Salazar. They have remained by Steve's side throughout this ordeal as has Jenkin's wife Beth. Today, his team was steadfast by his side as they escorted him from the hospital into a Metropolitan suburban. "Today we are here to finish our call with Steve, together and we are going to get him home to his family" said Lieutenant Bob Arcos, Officer-in-Charge of the K-9 platoon. "This is a great day for all of us. These officers risk it all everyday for our Community and we are very grateful for the support Steve and his family have received", Arcos continued. Officer Jenkins loaded up into the black suburban, jaw still wired shut, as he managed a smile as best he could, a wave just before he was driven away with his K-9 partners and wife Beth. Officer Jenkins has a long road of recovery ahead, but on this day he has one single mission, to spend a thankful Easter weekend at home surrounded by family and friends.
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TOM SCHIEFFER: Former Texas Ranger President and Ambassador to Japan and Austrailia (and George W. Bush crony ) named new "Monitor" of the Los Angeels Dodgers. Paging Mayor Antonio! What the heck is going on around Chavez Ravine?

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Tom SchiefferImage via WikipediaBy Randy Economy
www.Economy4abc.blogspot.com
April 25, 2011
1:10 p.m.


Los Angeles, CA

Go figure.  Tom Schieffer, former Texas Rangers president and ex-US Ambassador to both Japan and Australia will be taking over the fiasco that has become the Los Angeles Dodgers.  He is also tightly wound with former President George W. Bush.

Oh, this is going to be a hoot to watch this soap opera pan out over the next several months....

Ambassador Schieffer was tapped today to "oversee" the day to day operations and purse strings of the Dodgers, according to Major League Baseball Commish Bud Selig.

Here is more on the new Head Dodger Dude:

John Thomas Schieffer, known as Tom Schieffer (born October 4, 1947), is an American diplomat who served as U.S. Ambassador to Japan from 2005 to 2009 and as U.S. Ambassador to Australia from 2001 to 2005.

Dodgers Uniform ScriptImage via WikipediaSchieffer is a friend and former business partner of President George W. Bush. He is the younger brother of Bob Schieffer, a CBS News reporter and host of Face the Nation.

Schieffer's success in his law practice and business career allowed him to join an investment group, led by George W. Bush and Edward W. (Rusty) Rose that bought the Texas Rangers Baseball Club on April 21, 1989.

Having begun as only an investor in the group, Bush and Rose asked Schieffer to be the Partner-In-Charge of Ballpark Development in July 1990. Schieffer toured ballparks around America and successfully negotiated a public-private partnership with the City of Arlington, which became a model for cooperation between cities and private entities in development projects.

The Rangers and the City of Arlington announced the deal in October 1990. An election was held in January 1991, which sought the approval of Arlington voters. More people voted in that special election than had voted in the combined Democratic and Republican primaries the year before. The citizens of Arlington approved the agreement by a 65% - 35% margin. The turnout remains the largest in Arlington's history for a special election.

So, how will Scheiffer play in LA?

Time will tell.  Paging Mayor Antonio Villiaraigosa.   Wake up, Mr. Mayor.  Houston, we have a problem...
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Joshua Ethan Thomas: Alleged Long Beach serial arsonist charged with 27 felonies, including two counts of attempted murder

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The City of Long Beach, California, and the Lo...Image via WikipediaLONG BEACH – A man accused of setting a string of fires in Long Beach, including two in homes in which the residents slept, then taunting police in messages left at the scene was charged with attempted murder, arson and other crimes today by the District Attorney’s office.

Joshua Ethan Thomas, 26 (dob 4-20-1985), of Long Beach was charged in case No. NA 088759 with 27 felony counts including two of attempted murder, arson and multiple counts of burglary, possession of flammable material, attempted arson and attempt to burn property. The complaint alleged a felony criminal threat conviction (NA 058315) in Long Beach in 2004.

Thomas appeared briefly in court this afternoon, but his arraignment was put over until May 5, said Deputy District Attorney Sean Carney, the prosecutor from the Target Crimes Division who is handling the case.

Long Beach police arrested Thomas on Wednesday after a series of fires and burglaries earlier this month. The crimes charged occurred on April 14, 15 and 16.

In two of the arsons, both of homes on April 16, people were inside sleeping when the fires were started. In one case, a victim’s bed was set afire while the victim slept, authorities said. No injuries were reported.

Thomas remains in custody on the $2.35 million bail recommended by the District Attorney’s Office.
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Sunday, April 24, 2011

BRANDT SNEDEKER SNEAKS PAST LUKE DONALD TO WIN HERITAGE GOLF TOURNAMENT! GREAT FINISH!

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BrandtImage by camflan via FlickrBy Randy Economy
www.Economy4ABC.Blogspot.com
Sunday, April 24, 2011
3:34 p.m.

The best thing about Easter Sunday is watching sports on the tube. Just watched the Heritage Golf Tournament on CBS Sports and Brandt Snedeker finally won Sunday at The Heritage, where he rallied to beat Luke Donald.

It took a final-round 64, and three extra holes, but Snedeker won. Luke Donald nearly came back on the final shot of the fourth hole of the playoff by just missing a 15 foot chip-putt.
Brandt and Mandy Snedeker: The New "First" Couple of Golf?

Snedeker resides in Nashville with his wife Mandy and new baby. Congrats.

Now, on to the NBA Playoffs.

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U2 Beautiful Day: Happy Easter EVERYONE!

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Just wanted to wish everyone a "beautiful Easter." This song "Beautiful Day" by Bono and U2 always brings a smile to my face, and I hope it does for you today as well. BTW. Can't WAIT to see U2 in Anaheim in JUNE! Yahoo! Happy Easter!
-Randy Economy

LAPD Helicopter shot at and forced to make an emergency landing at Van Nuys Airport; Neighborhood near Saticoy and Densmore on lockdown; If you have photos or video please share them with my readers! BE CAREFUL!

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This is an LAPD Helicopter. 
By Randy Economy
April 24, 2011
1:34 p.m.

Van Nuys, CA

What a awful way to start the most holy day of the year.

An LAPD Helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing this morning at around 6 a.m. after it was reportedly hit by bullets from a gunman or gunmen in a Van Nuys in the San Fernando Valley this Easter morning.  What the heck is wrong with people?

Police dispatchers received a call of shots being fired near the area of Densmore Avenue and Saticoy Street.  When an Los Angeles Police Department helicopter was deployed to the area, along with several patrol units, a suspect began shooting at the chopper.  It was forced to make an emergency landing at the nearby Van Nuys Airport.
Area of Saticoy and Dunsmore that is the scene of the LAPD investigation.  Google Maps.

The entire neighborhood has been surrounded by members of the LAPD Swat Team, apartments and houses have been evacuated, and it tear gas has been reportedly fired into a location where one of the suspect or suspects are allegedly "holed up."

My heart goes out to everyone in the area.  What a scary Easter  for everyone in Van Nuys.

If you live in the area, and want to share your thoughts, or photos or video, send them to me at economy4abc.blogspot.com@gmail.com

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS of VONS BIG RIG DESTROYED BY FIRE ON 5 FREEWAY in Norwalk shows incredible destruction. Thanks to my reader Agi Cortez for sending me these images!

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The Freeway of Life?  The 5 Freeway in Norwalk looked more like a war zone.  Photo taken by Agi Cortez. 
By Randy Economy
www.Economy4ABC.Blogspot.com
April 23, 2011
11:40 p.m. PST

Norwalk, CA
Photo taken by Agi Cortez showing the after math of the truck fire on Interstate 5 today in Norwalk.

Bowl and box of Life Toasted Cinnamon CerealImage via WikipediaI have the GREATEST BLOG READERS in the WORLD, I kid you not.

Today, after I posted the information about the Von's Supermarket truck crash and fire, my reader Agi Cortez emailed me the following two photos that show the incredible devastation of the big rig.

BTW....

The side of the truck was promoting "Life Cereal."

Thank goodness no one died in this accident that closed the 5 Freeway at the Norwalk Boulevard off ramp on Saturday for more than six hours.

The driver was taken under arrest for driving under the influence.

More details later.

RrE

Hi Randy --
Attached are photos we took on our way up to LA this morning...Surprised to hear he survived the crash.
Agi Cortez
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BREAKING: VONS SUPERMARKET BIG RIG SLAMS INTO CENTER DIVIDER AND EXPLODES INTO FLAMES. 5 FREEWAY at NORWALK BOULEVARD closed down for hours. Driver arrested. SEND ME YOUR PICS AND VIDEO!

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Thanks to my reader Agi Cortez for sending me this photo of the burnt out Vons Truck on the 5 Fwy.
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Vons Grocery Truck Crashes On 5 Freeway In Norwalk!


By Randy Economy
www.Economy4ABC.Blogspot.com
Saturday, April 23, 2011
4:47 p.m.

Norwalk, CA

California Highway PatrolImage via WikipediaThe notorious Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate 5) was a virtual parking lot for hours today after a Von's Supermarket big rig literally exploded going south bound near the Norwalk Boulevard/Civic Center Drive off ramp.

The accident was reported at 9:58 a.m.

What a mess.  I HATE this part of the 5 FREEWAY. It is a TOTAL nightmare for GENERATIONS.  I live around 3 miles from this accident site.  Lots of media helicopters. Residential traffic in Norwalk and Cerritos and Santa Fe Springs during this "shutdown" clogged our area all day long.


I want ANYONE who has video or photos from the accident site to send me a copy for my blog. Email to economy4abc.blogspot.com@gmail.com.Make sure you give me your name so I can give you proper credit.

According to information I obtained from the California Highway Patrol, the "sigalert" for the south bound 5 was lifted around an hour ago (3:30 p.m.ish).

Earlier the entire freeway was closed after the big rig ran into the center divider and literally "blew up." The charred remains of the truck are still being cleaned up and hauled off as I write this blog posting. Reports have been confirmed that the driver has been arrested for "driving under the influence."

This trucker is lucky to be alive.  As soon as his name is released, and bail details posted, I will update this post.

Where you on the 5 Freeway today? Hit my comment section below. Be safe the Easter Weekend. Don't drink and drive....PERIOD.  Don't be stupid.
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Another Earth: Are we "alone?" New flick from Fox Searchlight tackles the aged old question. Can't wait to see this movie.

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By Randy Economy
www.Economy4ABC.Blogspot.com
April 23, 2011
4:14 p.m.

Are we the only humans in the universe? Are we alone, or is there another "planet Earth" out there? It has been an aged old question since the beginning of time.

This summer "Another Earth" will have the movie universe clamoring.

Opening this Summer in July, this is going to be an "out of this world" blockbuster, my prediction, lots of awards coming to "Another Earth."

Here is the inside scoop on "Another Earth."
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Actor William Mapother

In ANOTHER EARTH, character Rhoda Williams (actress Brit Marling), is a bright smart young woman accepted into MIT's astrophysics program. While driving one night she sees a planet and leans out for a closer look. She hits a minivan and kills a family. She is imprisoned for four years, and upon release seeks out the widower of the family, composer John Burroughs (Mapother).
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The planet she saw is a mirror planet of Earth, and an essay contest is held where the winner can ride a space shuttle to visit it. Williams considers the possibility of visiting it to find out what kind of life her mirror self would have led


She aspires to explore the cosmos, and ends up on a universal journey into the unknown.


Another Earth had its world premiere at the 27th Sundance Film Festival in January 2011.

Reviews so far are great for "Another Earth." The film subsequently won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize for "focusing on science or technology as a theme, or depicting a scientist, engineer or mathematician as a major character".

Fox Searchlight is the distributors of "Another Earth" here in the massive movie market.


Director: Mike Cahill
Cast: William Mapother, Brit Marling, Jordan Baker, Robin Lord Taylor, Flint Beverage
The terrestrial planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth...Image via WikipediaWriters: Mike Cahill, Brit Marling
In theaters: July 22nd, 2011

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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

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!

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