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Friday, September 30, 2011

Hawaiian Gardens Candidate Arroyo Defends Residency, Lack of Voting Record

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By Randy Economy
Los Cerritos Community News
Friday, September 30, 2011
12:32 p.m.

Mauricio Arroyo is campaigning hard for a seat on the Hawaiian Gardens City Council, yet official voting records indicate he has never voted in a past Hawaiian Gardens city council election, Los Cerritos Community News has learned.
Polling station sign, London. UK general elect...Image via WikipediaThe first time candidate in the upcoming November 8th Hawaiian Gardens City Council election changed his voter registration just days before filing to become an official candidate in the campaign.
This map shows the incorporated areas in Los A...Image via WikipediaAccording to documents obtained from Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters Office, Los Cerritos Community News has confirmed that the 46-year-old Arroyo changed his voter registered status on July 8, 2011 and indicated a “change of address” to a residence located at the 21000 block of Claretta Avenue. 
Additional certified records obtained by Los Cerritos Community News from County Registrar Dean Logan also confirms that Arroyo has only voted in one recent previous election, that being the November 8, 2008 Presidential election.
In an interview with LCCN Publisher Brian Hews, Editor Jerry Bernstein and Reporter Randy Economy on Monday, Arroyo said he has lived in Hawaiian Gardens for the past “five and a half months,” but that he had registered to vote in the one square mile city two years earlier, and that he recently moved “from one part of Hawaiian Gardens into another part” of the city.  
Arroyo is the second candidate to have their residency called into question within the past two weeks.  Previously it was discovered by LCCN that council hopeful Kathy Trimble moved into the one square mile community and registered to vote on June 1st of this year from a location in Long Beach. 
Registrar Logan also confirmed that Trimble has participated in past elections as a voter during 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2008 and in the 2010 General Election.  Her voting record does not show her taking part in a Hawaiian Gardens City Council election during the past 12 years.
Trimble has refused comment over the situation, and repeated calls to her by Los Cerritos Community News have gone unreturned.
Arroyo at this weeks Hawaiian Gardens City Council Meeting
Arroyo said he is running because of a “puppet regime” that has existed at city hall for the past number of years. “You should go into the Latino community, which is a vast majority, and just ask them about my character and ask them about (my) person, and they will let you know,” but he  said “if you ask city officials, I don’t know if you will get the same response.”
He also said that his residency in Hawaiian Gardens should not be a detractor in his current campaign effort.  Arroyo also said he wants to “bring down” the walls of communications between city council members and administrators.” 
According to filings with the California Secretary of State’s office, Arroyo and his campaign treasurer Cecy Groom, a former member of the ABC Unified School District Board of Education, were issued an official campaign committee identification number that lists a location on the same 21900 block of Claretta Avenue as the primary location of the campaign committee called “Arroyo for City Council 2011. Vote to Clean Up City Hall.”
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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fire destroys classroom at Eliot Elementary. See the video on Los Cerritos Community News Website

Visit Los Cerritos Community News at www.loscerritosnews.net for complete video coverage of this blaze which was shot by photo journalist Brent Sporan from OnSceneTv.

By Randy Economy
Los Cerritos Community News
Thursday, September 29, 2011
3:38 p.m.

(Artesia)  A fire destroyed a classroom bungalow at Eliot Elementary School in Artesia early Thursday morning. Eliot Elementary, that is located at the corner of Norwalk Boulevard and 183rd Street broke out at 2:42 a.m.
According to Dr. Mary Seiu, Deputy Superintendent for the ABC Unified School District, the fire involved one bungalow at the northwest side of the campus.  The bungalow is used for counseling and an early intervention program.  It is not used as a regular classroom. 

Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.: Ready to swoon Cerritos this Friday night! I am READY to go, up, up and AWAY!

By Randy Economy
Marilyn McCooCover of Marilyn McCooReporter, Los Cerritos Community News
Thursday, September 29, 2011
12:45 a.m. 
Cerritos, CA

 This FRIDAY night, the legendary Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., are going to be swooning the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, and I can't wait to see them....LIVE! This is going to be a great night of soulful songs, and memories and lots of love!

They help create the "Age of Aquarius" and are true music "royalty" in my book.

I hope you have your tickets!  If not visit the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts at www.cerritoscenter.com.  Let me know if you want to take a ride in my beautiful balloon and drift across the Cerritos Towne Center....

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

EVAN ALL-MIGHTY LONGORIA! The Home Run that will go down in HISTORY!

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By Randy Economy
September 28, 2011
9:34 p.m. PST
 Cerritos, CA

 I was at The Lucky Dog Cafe around a half hour ago, when I watched sports history as it happened. Evan Longoria is America's Newest Idol tonight after his off the hook amazing home run that will be remembered for eons. Longoria blasted a solo shot in the 12th inning, to lift he underdog Tampa Bay Devil Rays to an 8-7 win against the heavily favored New York Yankees. The blast came literally three minutes after the Boston Red Sox blew their game against the Baltimore Orioles, 4-3. This is the stuff movies are made from. I am glad I got a chance to see this LIVE as it took place here in my "hood!"  Call this Evan "ALL" MIGHTY!
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MILTON BRADLEY: Ex-Dodger BUSTED after "allegedly" trying to hit wife with bat. Released on $30,000 bond. What was he thinkin?

By Randy Economy
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
7 p.m.

From my 
Los Angeles, CA

2005 Diamond Kings Bronze Milton Bradley Baseball Card
Slugger Milton Bradley
The nightmarish 2011 baseball season of the Los Angeles Dodgers ended on another sour note when EX-PLAYER Milton Bradley was arrested after allegedly swinging a bat, and missing his wife. The 6 foot, 215 pound, 33 year old former Dodger slugger was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department West Valley Division on Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. after he supposedly took a swat at his wife (not sure where he aimed) with one of them heavy weight Louisville sluggers and apparently "just missed her" according to a c
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Milton BradleyImage via Wikipediaouple of media reports just beginning to hit the wire. Here is the official police booking details of the arrest of Milton Bradley, below this blog post. He did post a $30,000 bail, and must appear in a Los Angeles courtroom for arraignment on October 18. These type of situations are totally depressing. Glad his wife is safe, and hope that justice is fully served in this case.  Going to follow this case to the end.  Share your thoughts below this blog post.  BTW.  Not a huge demand for Milton Bradley trading card.  You can get a set of 20 "assorted" Milton Bradley baseball cards on sale right now on E-Bay for $8.

Paging Vin Scully

Booking Details for Milton Bradley:

Booking No.: 2891163    
Last NameBRADLEY    
First Name: MILTON     : 
Sex: M       Race: B       Date Of Birth: 04/15/1978       Age: 33       Hair: BLK       Eyes: BRO       Height: 600       Weight: 215
Charge Level: F   (Felony)
Arrest Date: 09/27/2011       Arrest Time: 1400       Arrest Agency: 4210       Agency Description: LAPD-WEST VLY DIVISION

Date B
ooked: 09/27/2011       Time Booked: 1531       Booking Location: 4279       Location Description: LAPD - VALLEY JAIL (VAN NUYS)

BAIL AMOUNT: $30,000.00
RELEASED: 9/27/11   TIME: 21:59:00 

Next Court Code: M100       Next Court Date: 10/18/2011       Next Court Time: 0830       Next Court Case: 9999999999

Court Name: VAN NUYS MUNI CT DIV 100 
Court Address: 14400 ERWIN STREET MALL       Court City: VAN NUYSUPT

Actual Release Date: 09/27/2011       Release Time: 2159      

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OFFICER JOHN VACH: Former LA Police Detective Pleads in Fraud Case

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LOS ANGELES – A former Los Angeles police detective charged in connection with a workers’ compensation fraud investigation today pleaded no contest and resigned from the police department.
Deputy District Attorney Mario Coto-Lopez said John Xavier Vach Jr., 38, pleaded to two misdemeanor counts of insurance fraud. Vach is due back for sentencing on Nov. 7.
The charges stem from an investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit in cooperation with the District Attorney’s Healthcare Fraud Division.
Vach, a 15-year veteran of the LAPD, operated two private businesses while out on a disability claim for job-related stress. The defendant purportedly also sought a lifetime disability pension. The alleged offenses occurred between February and November 2008.
Under the terms of the negotiated settlement, the defendant was made to resign today from the police department. Additionally, Vach must pay $105,000 in restitution and will be placed on summary probation for three years.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

LCCN BREAKING NEWS: Los Angeles County Supervisors Approve Modified Plan A-3, Map Submitted By Knabe

Knabe plan approved by Supervisors

Supervisor Knabe Statement on Los Angeles County Redistricting
Board Approves Modified Plan A-3, Keeping Communities Together

County Board of Supervisors today adopted an amended Plan A-3, the redistricting map submitted by Supervisor Don Knabe. 
A very basic map of Los Angeles County in Cali...Image via Wikipedia“After the most open and inclusive redistricting process in the history of Los Angeles County, I am pleased that the Board of Supervisors was able to reach agreement after months of review. I want to thank the thousands of people who came to testify, wrote letters, and sent emails. Today’s vote reflects their voice as we maintain our long established communities and avoid unnecessary shifts of millions of people to new districts. In addition to meeting the letter and spirit of the Voting Rights Act, this plan preserves the relationships, connections and service levels that have been built over decades. It’s now time to move forward and address the challenges and issues we face in our County.”



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Friday, September 23, 2011

Los Cerritos Community News EXCLUSIVE: Hawaiian Gardens Candidate Trimble Moves Back Into City After Ten Years

Kathy Trimble recently moved back into Hawaiian Gardens after 10 years

County records show failure to vote in last
several years.

By Randy Economy

Official seal of City of Hawaiian GardensImage via WikipediaHawaiian Gardens City Council candidate Kathy Trimble moved into the city just weeks before filing her legal documents required to become an official candidate in the upcoming Nov. 8 election, the Los Cerritos Community News has learned.
LCCN has obtained certified documents and records from the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters whThis map shows the incorporated areas in Los A...Image via Wikipediaich reveals that Trimble registered to vote within the City of Hawaiian Gardens on June 1, 2011.
Further review of voting files indicates Trimble has not voted in any election during the past several years.
On the California Voter Registration Form for Los Angeles County, Trimble states-under penalty of perjury-that she changed her voter registration from an address located in Long Beach to a mobile home at 22221 Bloomfield Avenue in Hawaiian Gardens on June 1, 2011.
Trimble filed to become a candidate for Hawaiian Gardens City Council on July 18, 2011, according to records obtained at the Hawaiian Gardens City Clerk’s office. She is hoping to unseat either incumbent Mayor Mike Gomez or Councilman Victor Farfan.
Other documents obtained by the Los Cerritos Community News from the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorders show that Trimble had been previously registered at a residence located at 3600 Monaco in Long Beach.
On Sept. 20, LCCN learned that Trimble filed paperwork with the California Secretary of State’s Office to establish a campaign committee under the name of “Trimble for City Council 2011-Supporting Honesty in Government.” California election officials issued the campaign an official identification number this past week in order for the group to collect campaign donations and to pay for expenditures.
Misleading Candidate Statement
In her ballot statement, which will be mailed to all Hawaiian Gardens voters within the next few weeks in the official “Sample Ballot Guide,” Trimble contradicts her residency status stating: “As a longtime resident of Hawaiian Gardens; my family, husband and friends have always known me to be of service to our residents.”
She goes on to state “As a Head Start mother, a parent coordinator, a sports mom, an ABC school employee, a minister to residents in our city and the founder of a women’s ministry; (I) now respond to the calling to be your City Council Woman to support change in Hawaiian Gardens.”
When asked to comment about the Trimble residency situation, the Gomez-Farfan Campaign said that their campaign “welcomes further investigation into this matter and hopes she can adhere to her campaign slogan ‘Honesty in Government.’
Several telephone calls to Trimble by Los Cerritos Community News were not returned as of Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m.
LCCN goes to press Thursday night.
On her campaign website, Hawaiian Gardens City Councilmen Rey Rodriguez and Barry Bruce praise her as a “woman of integrity” who “desires to bring transparency and fiscal responsibility to our community.”
“Rey and I look forward to have Kathy join us as the missing piece in our service to you,” Bruce writes in a post on the Trimble campaign site.
“What Rey and I could not accomplish, Kathy’s election will make possible.”
Repeated calls to Bruce to comment on this story at his church “The Way Out Ministries” were not returned to the Los Cerritos Community News.
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Thursday, September 22, 2011


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6700 South Centinela Avenue in West LA
12:10 p.m. Friday:
Looks like it wasn't "gunshots" after all.  News reports are now saying that someone took a "sledge hammer" or "tire iron" to the Obama Campaign Office here on the Westside.  Tire iron?  WTH?  People who live WEST of the 110 Harbor Freeway are nutso...

By Randy Economy
September 22, 2011
11:08 p.m. PST

West Los Angeles, CA

A campaign office for President Obama's reelection campaign had its windows shot out by some type of gun shots on Thursday night.

No one is in custody, and the news media is just beginning to pounce on this story.

Inside the office location, via www.loop.net
The building location is at 6700 South Centinela Avenue in the West Los Angeles area.  The LAPD is now on this case.  No one was inside the campaign office, and unfortunately there is no video cameras in front of this particular campaign office.  (Bet they will get a camera installed asap).   Here are some photos of the office complex via loop.net.  It is located near the Culver City area, right near the 405 Freeway in an area known as "Mar Vista."

President Obama will be in this part of LA next week for some "mega fundraisers" up in WeHo (West Hollywood)  area....around 10 miles away.

What the hell is wrong with people?  We live in an open  "BIG D" OPEN Democracy.

Hope they catch the idiots  responsible ASAP.
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Geoffrey Matthew Rocha: La Mirada Man Charged in Hit and Run Death of Ray Quintinilla

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Here is an update on the case involving the death of La Mirada resident Ray Quintanilla this week after he was allegedly hit by a car driven by Geoffrey Matthew Rocha, 23, also of La Mirada.   This news comes from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
RrE    More updates as they emerge.

DOWNEY – A 27-year-old man was charged today with vehicular manslaughter and other crimes for a hit-and-run fatality earlier this week.
Geoffrey Matthew Rocha (dob 8/23/84) of La Mirada appeared briefly in Downey Superior Court but his arraignment was postponed until Sept. 27 in Department 7.
Rocha is charged in case No. VA121729 with one count each of vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident and driving when privilege suspended or revoked.
During the early morning hours of Sept. 20, Rocha allegedly struck 72-year-old Ray Quintanilla at the intersection of Santa Gertrudes Avenue and Lawnhill Drive in La Mirada. The defendant then fled the scene, according to authorities.
Quintanilla, also of La Mirada, was out for his daily walk.
Authorities said the victim’s arm was severed at the shoulder with the force of the impact and carried away by the fleeing car. The limb was discovered about a mile from where the victim was struck.
Rocha later surrendered to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department authorities in Norwalk. Today, Downey Superior Court Judge Debra Cole-Hall set the defendant’s bail at $100,000.
If convicted as charged, Rocha faces a maximum state prison term of seven years.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011


If you are by your television right now, and are on the WEST COAST of the USA, turn on FOOD Network to see the redo of the "OFF STREET CAFE" on Restaurant Impossible.  I am in the episode.  Yep.  The hottest Food Critic in So Cal is sounding off about Off Street Cafe!  WATCH NOW!

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Forrest Stobbe:Ex-Queen Anne Elementary School Teacher Pleads to Molesting Young Student

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LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles elementary school teacher pleaded no contest today to molesting a 10-year-old boy during the 2008-2009 school year.
Forrest Miles Stobbe, 41, pleaded no contest to two counts of lewd act on a child and an amended count of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14, said Deputy District Attorney Bradley McCartt with the Sex Crimes Division.
He returns to court on Oct. 6 for sentencing before Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg. He is facing 16 years in state prison.
The North Hollywood resident was a fifth-grade teacher at Queen Anne Elementary School in Los Angeles when he began sexually assaulting one of his students, who was 10 years old at the time. The complaint alleged the crimes occurred between Oct. 31, 2008, and July 15, 2009.
In exchange for his plea, prosecutors will ask that the additional 12 counts be dismissed at sentencing.The Los Angeles Police Department’s Sexually Exploited Child Unit investigated the case after the victim told his father.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Raul Quintanilla: Man killed in early morning hit and run incident in La Mirada. Suspect Geoffrey Matthew Rocha surrenders to Norwalk Sheriff's. LCCN BREAKING NEWS


LCCN identifies hit and run driver a Geoffrey Matthew Rocha, 23, of La Mirada. Rocha turns himself in at 4:30 accompanied by attorney.Raul Quintanilla, 72, died at the scene.  Rocha is being held on a $1 Million Bail.

By Randy Economy
Reporter, Los Cerritos Community News

La Mirada:
An elderly La Mirada man was hit and killed on Tuesday morning in what members of the Norwalk Sheriffs Department are calling a felony hit and run.
Raul Quintanilla, 72, a long time resident of La Mirada was identified as the victim of the incident that took place around 4:30 am near Santa Gertrudes Avenue and Lawnhill Drive.
Sheriffs Watch Commander James Franck told the Los Cerritos Community News that a vehicle that they believed was responsible for the incident was located a few blocks away from the location.
Several blocks around the scene were blocked off while law enforcement conducted a search.
Franck described the vehicle in their possession as a 2003 Chevy Malibu. The car did have damages on it, and Franck said it was just a matter of time before the suspect will be located.
“The driver isn't going to get far away, we have the vehicle involved, said Franck.
Quintanilla was pronounced the man dead at the scene.
The Los Cerritos Community News will have an update on this situation on line at www.LosCerritosNews.net.
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Monday, September 19, 2011

Rob Kardashian: Dancing WTF?

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Rob Kardashian.  Eww.
By Randy Economy
September 19, 2011
8:20 p.m. PST

Enough of the Kardashian's.  No, I am serious.  

First of all, the Kardashian gals came and took over the Los Cerritos Center on Sunday and literally "closed" Sear's down in the middle of the afternoon due to overflow crowds.  

Now, I turn on "Dancing With The Stars" and brother Rob Kardashian just had his season debut with mega-hot dance icon Cheryl Burke.  

Rob, dude, pull the broom handle out of your rear, and START dancing like a real man.  I give him a "4" on the first week.  Bring on CHAZ, baby!

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TONY CALLOWAY: Long Beach PD seek assitance in weekend shooting that claimed life of 21-year old

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By Randy Economy
Monday, September 19, 2011
5:50 p.m.

Members of the Long Beach Police Department are seeking the public's help in determining who was responsible for the weekend shooting that left a 21 year old resident dead from gun shot wounds.
According to a statement just released by the Long Beach PD, on Sunday at approximately 8:20 p.m., officers  responded to a call that shots had been fired in 2300 block of Locust Avenue that resulted in the death of an adult male, identified as Tony Calloway, age 21.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a group of males were standing on the sidewalk when an unknown suspect shot at them, including Calloway who was reported to be struck in the upper body.
Calloway, a resident of Long Beach, was transported a an Long Beach hospital where he died of his injuries.

Anyone with information is urged to call Long Beach Police Department Homicide Detectives Greg Krabbe or Mark McGuire at (562) 570-7244.

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Yepremyan Murder: Four Indicted in 2009 North Hollywood Murder

Location map of Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, USAImage via WikipediaVAN NUYS – Four Van Nuys residents were arraigned today on a superceding indictment charging them with conspiracy and murder in the 2009 shooting death of a 19-year-old Granada Hills man after he sent a text message, the District Attorney’s Office announced. Zareh Manjikian, 24, who surrendered to police in July following an international manhunt, and Vahagn Jurian, 24, pleaded not guilty to one count each of conspiracy to commit a crime and murder in the Nov. 18, 2009, fatal shooting of Gombert Yepremyan. The indictment also charges Hovik Dzhuryan, 19, and his sister, Khatun Vardanian, 22, with one count each of conspiracy. Dzhuryan and Vardanian each pleaded not guilty. Bail was set at $30,000 for Vardanian and $45,000 for Dzhuryan. All four were arraigned on a two-count Grand Jury indictment returned Thursday and unsealed today by Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg. Deputy District Attorney Ed Nison is prosecuting the case. The indictment alleges the four conspired to kill Yepremyan after he sent a text message to his girlfriend in which he insulted Vardanian. Vardanian allegedly saw the message, called her brother Dzhuryan and told him to beat up Yepremyan. The indictment alleges Yepremyan began receiving phone calls from Dzhuryan, Jurian and others who told him to meet them at a Sears parking lot in North Hollywood at Victory and Laurel Canyon boulevards. At the parking lot during a confrontation, the indictment alleges Jurian struck Yepremyan in the face with his fist and Manjikian shot him in the back of the head with a 9 mm handgun. Manjikian had been a fugitive until July when he turned himself in following his arrest then release in Puerto Rico. He remains in custody on $8 million bail. Jurian, who also had been a fugitive until his arrest earlier this year, remains in custody on $4 million bail. All four return to court Monday in Van Nuys, Department G, for pretrial. Prosecutors are expected to dismiss two separate cases filed earlier against the defendants.
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