Month: January 2014

admin January 16, 2014

3 suspects have been arrested and charged. All 3 suspects are being charged with Recklessly starting a fire. All 3 are being held on $20,000 bail at the Glendora Police Department Clifford Eugene Henry Jr., 21 of GlendoraJonathan Carl Jarrell, 23 of IrwindaleSteven Robert Aguirre, 21 of Los Angeles (reported homeless) The suspects were camping […]

admin January 16, 2014

The Earthquake:* The magnitude 6.7 Northridge earthquake started on January 17, 1994 at 5 seconds before 4:31 a.m.* There were no immediate foreshocks. No systematic change in strain above the background noise occurred during the hours to milliseconds before the event.* The fault ruptured by the Northridge earthquake rises from a depth of about 19 […]

admin January 16, 2014

Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement on Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.’s 2014-2015 budget proposal:“Assembly Democrats want to maintain stability and expand opportunity. There is much in the Governor’s budget proposal that supports those goals. I’m pleased to see so many areas of agreement between the Governor and the Assembly, […]

admin January 16, 2014

Response to Sheriff Baca’s support of an independent civilian oversight body On Monday, January 6, 2014, 9:17 AM, Sheriff Baca released a statement in support of Supervisor Mark-Ridley Thomas’s proposal for Independent Civilian Oversight of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. “The Coalition to End Sheriff Violence in L.A. Jails is relieved that Sheriff Baca […]

admin January 16, 2014

Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell is the latest to announce he will be running for the seat of Los Angeles County sheriff.The seat is being vacated by Lee Baca, who announced his retirement earlier this month after serving four terms as sheriff.McDonnell has been in Long Beach since 2010 after serving as high as […]

admin January 9, 2014

An emotional Lee Baca said he decided to retire three days ago during the Monday press conference in Monterey Park. -Photo by Terry Miller In what can only be described as a highly emotional press conference Tuesday, Sheriff Lee Baca announced his plans to step down at the end of January. Hundreds of media representatives, […]

admin January 9, 2014

If you have a passion for public service, the Capital Fellows program may be just the ticket. The Capital Fellows programs offer a chance to prepare for a career in public service while working under a seasoned mentor. Fellows work for 10-11 months as full-time, paid staff members in the California State Assembly, State Senate, […]

admin January 2, 2014

On New Year’s morning, as SeaWorld’s widely criticized float prepared to enter the Rose Parade, PETA supporters wearing “SeaWorld Hurts Orcas” T-shirts—led by 12-year-old Rose McCoy, who jumped the barricade at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to protest SeaWorld’s float—ran onto the parade route and sat down in front of the float to make the […]

admin January 2, 2014

A 50th anniversary screening of Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb will launch the Allendale Branch Library’s new series “Critical Mass: The Culture of the Cold War,” on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. “Critical Mass: The Culture of the Cold War” will explore the […]