Monthly Archives: December 2007

Finding a study to fit the story

In the crunch of deadlines, sometimes reporters and editors don’t look deep into the information that backs up the premise of a story. Whether issued by an esteemed university like Harvard or anti-tax crusaders like the Howard Jarvis group, if … Continue reading

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60 most secure places to live in the USA

and none of them are close to us and only two in California.

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‘Attempted Mexican Mafia hit justified’

Reporter Fred Ortega, who has been reporting on charges that La Eme were ready to kill rivals, received a voicemail over the weekend from an anonymous caller. The person apparently tries to justify why Rafael “Cisco” Gonzalez and Ralph “Perico” … Continue reading

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In the Hat looks at the border

And doesn’t like what he sees and the lack of scrutiny given to it: “When a dope dealer kills another dealer, it’s just business. When they start killing cops, newspaper editors and writers, priests and entire families it’s not just … Continue reading

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History and city revenue

L.C. Clemmer, a 90-year-old Baldwin Park area resident, told me last week how in the late 1930s, the West Covina chief of police decided to slow down traffic on what was then-Garvey Avenue (now the 10 Freeway). So for the … Continue reading

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Covina Councilman Walt Allen and the Falun Gong

I find most city council members head blindly into resolutions that have nothing to do with city business. But occasionally I’m surprised. Covina Councilman Walt Allen’s review of a Falun Gong resolution was that kind of rare insightful moment. From … Continue reading

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Foothill Cities demand; cities cave

FHB:”The people who get the transit system pay for the transit system. For most rational human beings, this wouldnt be news. For folks who plan things like public transit systems, its a cold reality. Centinel asks and receives. Ok. it’s … Continue reading

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Monrovia police officer apparently settled discrimination suit

According to City News Service, ” A black Monrovia police officer who alleged that one of his sergeants said Africans are lazy and simulated the movements of a monkey settled a lawsuit he filed against the city, his attorney said … Continue reading

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Boxer blocks Jim Rogan

Forget forgive and forget for Barbara Boxer. Apparently she’s still peeved former Rep. Jim Rogan, R-Pasadena,* was one of the Clinton Impeachment managers. She has admitted blocking him from a District judgeship. I’m never impressed by politicians. But I met … Continue reading

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