Saturday, June 30, 2012

AARON PIGGEE BUSTED: 8,000 Pounds of Illegal Dangerous Fireworks, Guns, & Cash Recovered from Willowbrook Home

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Photo: 8,000 pounds of Illegal Dangerous Fireworks, Guns, and Cash recovered from Willowbrook Home in populated community.  Suspect arrested (Photos):  http://bit.ly/QL0F2E   "If a spark had ignited these 8,000 pounds of fireworks in this populated residential area, the damage to the community would have been devastating, and possibly deadly," said Captain Joe Gooden, LASD Century Sheriff's Station. "We are all grateful to the citizen who was concerned enough to call it in."Deputies from the Century Sheriff's Station Willowbrook Team received information that illegal and highly dangerous fireworks were being stored and sold from a home in a heavily populated residential neighborhood in Willowbrook in unincorporated South Los Angeles. Deputies obtained additional information and obtained a search warrant for the home on the 1600 block of East 124th Street, Willowbrook. On June 27, 2012, at about 5:40PM, Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies executed the
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search warrant at the home. Deputies found a stunning amount of illegal and highly dangerous fireworks at the home, including approximately 150 boxes of illegal fireworks from the garage. Additional illegal fireworks were located in a storage shed located in the rear yard of the residence. The fireworks recovered consisted of skyrockets, morters, pyrotechnics, and explosives. Descriptions on the boxed included phrases such as "Warning, Shoots Flaming Balls," and included names such as "Eye Peeler," "Triple Break Magnum
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Shells," Give Me Attitude," and "King of Pyro." Deputies also recovered guns including two revolvers, one semi-automatic handgun, one bolt action rifle, and approximately $10,000.00 in U.S. currency. One woman and four men, including the primary suspect, 71-year old resident Aaron Piggee, were detained. Sheriff's Arson / Explosives investigators were
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immediately notified of the fireworks seizure, and the Los Angeles County Fire Marshal responded to the location in order to transport and dispose of the illegal and dangerous fireworks. The weight of the fireworks was estimated at about 8,000 pounds and a street value of over $20,000.00. "If a spark had ignited these 8,000 pounds of fireworks in this populated residential area, the damage to the community would have been devastating, and possibly deadly," said Captain Joe Gooden, LASD Century Sheriff's Station.

"We are all grateful to the citizen who was concerned enough to call it in." Suspect Piggee was arrested for several offenses including possession of an explosive device, selling fireworks without a proper permit, and possession of a loaded unregistered firearm. He was later transported to and booked at the LASD Century Regional Detention Facility.

 The four other people who were detained at the house were later released after determining they had no criminal involvement.
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ERTUG ERGUN: LASD Searchers Rescue Drowning Toddler While Searching for Turkish engineer in Angeles Forest

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On June 29, 2012, multiple search teams with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, including search dogs and Sheriff's searchers on horseback were in the Stonyvale Picnic area for the ongoing search for Ertug Ergun. Ergun is an engineer from the country of Turkey who had been reported missing in Bakersfield, California last week. LASD deputies have been searching the picnic area and Angeles National Forest since finding his car in the area last week. 

Aydin Topcu, Consul General of Turkey, had just met with rescuers Friday at 5:00PM at the Stonyvale Picnic Parking area of Big Tujunga Canyon to thank them for their ongoing search efforts. The search and rescue team members then set out again for the next stage of the search. 

Within five minutes of leaving the picnic area command post, LASD Montrose Search and Rescue Reserve Commander Janet Henderson (an emergency room nurse) and Reserve Chief Michael Leum were walking in a river, searching for the missing man, when they noticed a family playing in the water about 50 yards upriver. 

Henderson was stunned to see that a toddler was laying face-down in the water near the family, and quickly yelled, "somebody better get that baby!" 

Reserve Deputies Henderson and Leum started running upstream as they saw the mother grab the lifeless 18-month old girl from the water. 

As soon as the rescuers reached them, the mother handed Leum the baby girl. She was limp, her skin had turned blue, and she was not breathing. 

 
Leum held the baby face-down on his forearm, just as he had been trained to do in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) classes. He cautiously delivered back-blows appropriate for a toddler, and she immediately coughed up a large amount of water. She began breathing, although with some difficulty. 

Henderson, being an emergency room nurse, took over and evaluated the baby's condition based on her valuable training and experience. The mother, now relieved that her baby was breathing, thought that the child would now be fine. However, Henderson insisted that the baby be airlifted immediately airlifted due to the high likelihood of fluid remaining in the baby's lungs and other medical concerns, because of the intake of so much water. 

Leum radioed the Sheriff's command post and notified them of the rescue and need for an immediate airlift. 

Henderson and Leum hiked to the command post with the mom and baby, then drove with red lights and siren to a landing zone on Big Tujunga Canyon Road. Henderson administered oxygen and monitored the baby's vital signs constantly. 

Los Angeles County Fire Department Copter 18 landed and firefighters and sheriff's deputies transported the child and mother to an area hospital for emergency medical treatment. By early Saturday morning, the baby had been released from the hospital and is reportedly healthy. 

Due to the quick actions of the Montrose Search and Rescue Team members the child survived. 

Having rescued the child, Montrose Search and Rescue Team Commander Henderson and Chief Leum then rejoined the other rescuers and redeployed on their mission in search of the missing Turkish man from Bakersfield. That search continues. 

In discussion with the mother in the aftermath of this near-tragedy, deputies learned that the mother of the toddler, along with a three year old child, were being watched by another adult family member while they were all sitting by the side of the creek. 

The three year old child became distracted and ran away from the adult family member who was watching both children. That family member ran after the three year old and left the toddler sitting creekside for just a moment. That is when the toddler wandered into the creek. 

When the family member soon returned with the three year old, the mother was with the members of the Montrose Search and Rescue Team who had the lifeless toddler with them and were performing life saving measures which revived the toddler. 

This search and rescue operation is being coordinated by the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Departtment. Assisting in Friday's search included members of the Montrose Search & Rescue Team (Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station), Sierra Madre Search & Rescue Team (Temple Sheriff's Station), Mounted Search & Rescue (horses) and K-9 (dogs) Search and Rescuers (Sheriff's Reserve Forces Bureau Headquarters), and U.S. Department of Forestry personnel
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Recreation Park in Long Beach scene of shooting death on Saturday morning

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Scary situation at a popular Long Beach park on Saturday morning.  A man has died from an apparent gun shot wound. 
Is this a suicide?
Long Beach Police are on the scene as well as Fire Department/Rescue workers to investigate. The incident took place at around 11:45 a.m. and the location is at Recreation Park at Park Avenue and 7th Street, located across from LB Wilson High School.  More details soon....Hit my comment section for the post and share your thoughts....

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Friday, June 29, 2012

ERIC FRESCH DEATH SENDS SHOCK WAVE AROUND SOUTHEAST LA COUNTY; ENDS UP IN SF BAY IN CAR

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The body of Eric T. Fresch was found at Angel Island State Park in the San Francisco Bay not far from his home in Tiburon on Thursday.

Fresch was the millionaire city attorney at Vernon city hall and city administrator who raked off taxpayers BEYOND staggering methods.

What was he thinking?   What are you thinking?
 Hit my comment section. Let me know what you think about this here under this blog post.
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Also....my pal Dave Bryan from CBS 2/KCAL 9 NEWS had the VERY BEST COVERAGE on the death of Fresch. Dave is the SECOND BEST INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER IN LOS ANGELES. Opps. JK

MICHAEL MARIN VIDEO: Man Collapses, Dies in Court After Being Convicted of Arson

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Incredible situation played out in a court room that is just toooooooooo stunning NOT to comment on..... Michael Marin was found guilty for burning down his Biltmore area mansion in 2009 to collect insurance money. He was seen putting his hands on his mouth right after the verdict was read, then he collapses. A horrified court room looked utterly stunned...

CARY FIRE AT 150 ACRES IN RIVERSIDE COUNTY; 60% Contained

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Been watching this fire tonight in the IE.  Looks like firefighters have the upper hand on this "Cary Fire."

Here are the latest updates from the Riverside County Fire Department...

Update 8:06 pm - The fire is still 150 acres, 60% contained. Unless significant fire activity or events warrant an update, the next update will be at approximately 7 am. No injuries reported. No structures threatened. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Update 7:33 pm - The fire is still holding at 150 acres, 20% contained. CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department would like to thank the residents who created and maintained 100 feet of defensible space which aided fire suppression efforts. For more information on taking necessary steps to prepare your family and homes for potential wildfires, please visit our website at www.rvcfire.org. Update 5:03 pm - The fire is currently 150 acres, 10% contain
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ed. Full containment is expected at 6:00 am tomorrow morning (June 30) with full control expected by 7:00 am Sunday morning (July 1). Update 4:11 pm - The forward rate of spread has been stopped. Updates will be posted as information becomes available. Update 3:49 pm - Per the Incident Commander, the fire is approximately 75-100 acres with 10% containment. The two structures that were destroyed was a wooden storage shed and an unoccupied double wide mobile home. Update 3:42 pm - Battalion Chief Phil Rawlings will be on scene for media interviews. Please call 951-940-6985 to facilitate all interview requests. Update 2:50 pm - Per the Incident Commander, the fire is now 75 acres, 0% contained. There are currently no evacuations. Updates will be posted as information becomes available. Update 2:13 pm - CHP was requested to close Cary Road at Cave Rock and at Bautista. Please visit the chp website at www.chp.ca.gov for road condition information.
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Murder on Front Street in Norwalk. Stop the killings in our community once and for all

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This really gets me angry. Another person was murdered in Norwalk today after being gunned down on Front Street and Norwalk Boulevard.  Gang related?  Perhaps.  Excuses? None.  Don't know when this will end.  As soon as I get the name of the person who died, I will update this and our Los Cerritos Community Newspaper website.  What are you thoughts?
By Randy Economy
Details about a murder in Norwalk that took place early Friday morning on historic Front Street and Norwalk Boulevard are beginning to emerge from Homicide Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

An investigation is underway into the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a man in the 13500 block of Norwalk Boulevard.

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Lamar Odom is NOW A CLIPPER, AGAIN! Welcome home Khloe!

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Welcome BACK to the HOOD Khloe and Lamar Odom. Yep. They are BACK in LA after a big deal was reached this afternoon with the LA Clippers. The lo' down is that Mo Williams exercised his $8.5-million contract option and the Clips and Dallas Mavericks agreed to a four-team trade that will Odom back to the Clippers team that originally drafted him in 1999. Williams heads to the Utah Jazz. The Jazz will send the Mavericks a trade exception when the deal becomes set om stone. Odom will make $8.2 million for the 2012-13 season....
Nice to be back in the Land of LALALA LAmAr....
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6.3 Earthquake slams into NORTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA

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BIG EARTHQUAKE A FEW MINUTES AGO IN CHINA! Holy smoke.

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  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude6.3
Date-Time
Location43.444°N, 84.725°E
Depth9.8 km (6.1 miles)
RegionNORTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA
Distances99 km (61 miles) S of Dushanzi, China
141 km (87 miles) SW of Shihezi, China
218 km (135 miles) WSW of Changji, China
219 km (136 miles) NNW of Korla, China
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 13 km (8.1 miles); depth +/- 2.8 km (1.7 miles)
ParametersNST=387, Nph=394, Dmin=416.3 km, Rmss=0.91 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusb000aue4

Santa Fe Springs sent into a "pot haze" after City Councilman Joe Serrano goes down in flames. Who is next?

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Serrano being rushed into a closed door meeting in Santa Fe Springs on Thursday night.
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What a sad commentary on our community, once again by local city council members who think that they are entitled to be above the law.
Serrano exits Santa Fe Springs City Hall in a waiting automobile.


There is a pattern here. Wake up folks.


On Thursday, I got a tip that the Feds had been focusing on Santa Fe Springs City Hall (a more than one official, perhaps several officials) where "on the take" and giving "bribes" surrounding those pot shops that are popping up on street corners in every town these days.
The resignation......
Santa Fe Springs City Councilman Joseph Serrano, Sr. resigned from office Thursday night before a stunned and silent standing room only crowd.
In a tearful announcement during the city council meeting, Serrano said that he would be leaving office effective July 31st.
Serrano has agreed to plead guilty in connection to a major federal bribery case that involves the accepting thousands of dollars in cash bribes from the operator of a marijuana dispensary doing business in the tiny industrial community.
Los Cerritos Community Newspaper was the only media outlet to speak to Serrano immediately after resigning. “I am sorry for what happened. I am dealing with it. This is devastating for me and my family,” Serrano told LCCN.

Serrano confirmed that he found out about the indictment “sometime last week.”
Councilwoman Juanita Trujillo sits in stunned silence.
Last week?  Huh?  Serrano had been followed by "the Feds" for at least two years in a undercover operation that is just beginning to come to light.


Makes me so angry when this happens, especially around "here."
I have lots more to share.
Been on a roll lately when it comes to these type of "stories."


I am sure you heard about that crooked Los Angeles County Assessor who is on paid vacation right now because of the crap he caused.... 


By the way.... stay tuned....more bombshells coming out... What a busy, busy day that lies ahead, boys and girls...gee is it really 4:20 in the morning.  Strange that I would look at the clock....


Catch the entire coverage on the Serranogate  at www.loscerritosnews.net.




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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Santa Fe Springs Councilman Joe Serrano goes to pot....literally.

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This map shows the incorporated areas in Los Angeles County, California. Santa Fe Springs is highlighted in red. I created it in Inkscape using data from the Los Angeles County Website (Los Angeles County Incorporated Area and District Map (PDF). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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By Randy Economy
Why do HUGE BREAKING NEWS stories involving CITY COUNCILMEN who get into bad behavior here in my part of the hood always get busted on THURSDAYS.
Thursday's is when we put the "Los Cerritos Community Newspaper" to bed, and today a HUGE bombshell erupted over at Santa Fe Springs City Hall....
Stunning news today that veteran Santa Fe Springs City Councilman Joseph Serrano has agreed to plead guilty in connection to a major federal bribery case that involves the accepting thousands of dollars in cash bribes from the operator of a marijuana dispensary doing business in the tiny industrial community.
Joe, say it ain't so....
Serrano was named Thursday in a federal bribery case that alleges he took thousands of dollars in cash bribes from the operator of a marijuana store who wanted to influence the city to allow his store to stay open.
I got on the phone and talk to the City Manager, and they are all in a state of shock over this massive case that will forever change the way people look at their elected officials in the "clean and pristine" Santa Fe Springs.
Joe....what were you thinkin, pal?
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WALDO FIRE: LIVE STREAM VIDEO FROM COLORADO SPRINGS! BE CAREFUL EVERYONE! BE SAFE!

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I just got a call from Los Cerritos Community News Sports Editor Loreen Kopff, who is actually in
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Colorado Springs today and he said that the entire area is literally in danger due to the massive Waldo Fire.  I have a LIVE STREAM of the WALDO FIRE thanks to KOAA.  Hoping my cousins Maureent and George are SAFE and SOUND!

Praying for everyone in Colorado Springs.  Remember, your house can be rebuilt....but you only have ONE life....

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Noguez 49: LA County Assessor Employees POURED in BIG CAMPAIGN CASH to Noguez.

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Los Cerritos Community Newspaper has published a new list of 49 different "big wigs" who work for the vacationing Assessor John Noguez to his past campaign committees.  Pretty amazing stuff.  Time for some real reform on who should be able to give "campaign donations" to elected officials INSIDE the Los Angeles County Hall of Administration....including members of the Board of Supervisors and Sheriff.  
Scott Schenter made this list.  So did Kurt Gensicke, Milan Garcia, Mark McNeil (who is also on a paid "bad boy time out"), George Reinke, David Zorraster, yada yada, et al. 
LA County Assessor Employees who double as donors to the "vacationing" John Noguez are seen holding their morning ritual before at the Los Angeles County  Hall of Administration up on the the 3rd Floor.
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I wonder if these employees can get refunds?  Opps.  Don't wait for the "checks" to be returned.  Just ask Ramin and the Posse of Tax Agents who looted the taxpayers of LA County untold MILLIONS over the past three years alone.
Below is a list of the employees and the donation amount:
  1. Peter G Andersen $500
  2. Ronald A. Arison $1,000
  3. Susan Bailey $200
  4. Barry Bosscher $700
  5. David S. Brehault $1,000
  6. Janet Brehault $1,000
  7. Steve Brown $100
  8. Joseph Choi $100
  9. Richard Castillo $600
  10. Marcus De Laat $ 1,000
  11. Meav Ear $500
  12. Denny M. Estrada $1,100
  13. Michael Flancer $ 1,000
  14. Manuel Gallegos $800
  15. Milan M. Garcia $1,000
  16. Kurt D. Gensicke $2,000
  17. PN Gibson $425
  18. Eric Haagenson $1,000
  19. Dale E Hammonds $200
  20. Michael Hayes $1,400
  21. Lito I Hugo $200
  22. Paul Jones $1,100
  23. Jon Kamayatsu $250
  24. Jung Sung Kim $1,000
  25. Teddy S. Kwong $1,000
  26. Peter W. Lee $2,000
  27. Robert L. Luther $200
  28. Mark McNiel $1,000
  29. E. Kathleen Mc Watters $600
  30. Perry Mittleman $600
  31. Sharon Moller $1,000
  32. Essam W. Morcos $250
  33. Veronica T. Moser $250
  34. Rafael Naval $600
  35. Luis Orendain Jr $1,000
  36. Maria Parisi $500
  37. Carol Wong Quan $ 200
  38. Robert Quan $1,000
  39. George Renkei $1,000
  40. Grace Roxas $600
  41. Raymund Roxas $500
  42. Scott Schenter $1,000
  43. Jason Scholz $2,000
  44. Christein M. Sciupac $1,000
  45. Roger Wall $200
  46. Lourdes Umali $500
  47. Laura M. Winslow $250
  48. Tammy Fun Yuen Yue $250
  49. David Zoraster $2,000

You CAN'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP, can you now....
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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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