Thursday, March 22, 2012

STEPHEN TODD JOANOU: Burbank Man Charged in Murder of Girlfriend Patrina Sabella

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VAN NUYS – A 25-year-old Burbank man was charged today in the fatal stabbing of his estranged girlfriend, the District Attorney’s Office announced. Stephen Todd Joanou, Jr. (DOB 08/15/86) is charged in case No. LA070501 with the murder of Patrina Sabella, 32. The complaint also alleges that the defendant personally used a deadly and dangerous weapon, a sharp object, when he committed the murder. The defendant appeared in court today for arraignment in front of Commissioner Mitchell Block, but the hearing was postponed for a later date. Arraignment is now scheduled for April 12 in Department 100 of Van Nuys Superior Court. The victim’s body was found in North Hollywood’s Weddington Park during the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 20. The defendant was arrested by Los Angeles Police Department officers the next day and remains in custody on $1.045 million bail. The criminal complaint includes prior felony drug convictions in 2009 and 2007 and a felony conviction of grand theft person in 2010. If convicted, Joanou faces a maximum sentence of 26 years to life in state prison.
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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!