Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Rep. Linda Sanchez Secures $1 Million for School Programs

Lynwood, CA - Funding includes $165,000 for materials and computers for eight after-school facilities in Lynwood. Lynwood Library will also receive some of that funding to boost its homework assistance program for middle and high school students.

For more details click here.

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Thursday, November 25, 2004

$34,906.36 in Travel Expenses from July 2004 to October 19, 2004

Lynwood, CA - The Lynwood City Council spent $34,906.36 in Travel and Meeting expenses in 3 months. Mayor Pro Tem Leticia Vasquez tops the list with $10,422.52, she is followed by Mayor Louis Byrd with $8,820.51, Councilman Fernando Pedroza with $8,271.47, Councilwoman Maria Santillan with $5,892.40, and Councilman Ramon Rodriguez with $1,499.46.

Click here to download the Travel & Meeting Expenses pdf file that gives a detailed description.

* Please note that we have corrected this post. We didn't match the amount with the right elected official earlier.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Leticia Vasquez' Teaching Credentials

We are posting a brief summary of current Mayor Pro Tem Leticia Vasquez' teaching credentials.

"Armando Rea, Rea Consultants for American Remedial Technologies"

We are posting the section of the document mentioned by one of our readers that shows "Armando Rea, Rea Consultants for American Remedial Technologies" for all the people who are having problems viewing the pdf file provided in the link.

To view the full document, please click here.

Friday, November 19, 2004

Former City Treasurer Arrested For Allegedly Funneling $1.2 Million


will get you a very happy girlfriend on Valentine's Day. But just giving your girlfriend the DVD and shirt won't work...

For more details, read Hector Becerra's Article in the Los Angeles Times, November 20, 2004 "Former South Gate Treasurer Indicted".

Click here for full details.

Click here to read the Albert Robles indictment.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

$77,747.66 in Travel Expenses for Fiscal Year 2003-2004

Lynwood, CA - Current Mayor Louis Byrd spent $29,553.66 in travel expenses; he is followed by Councilman Fernando Pedroza with $24,487.58, Mayor Pro-Tem Leticia Vasquez with $16,819.54, Councilwoman Maria Santillan with $3,635.94, and Councilman Ramon Rodriguez with $3,250.94.

Please click here for a detailed list of the travel expenses.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

After 5 years, Authorities have not been able to bring Juan Manuel Cassillas Arrellano to Justice

On the morning of June 8, 1999, seventeen-year-old Olivia Munguia and her cousin, fifteen-year-old Jessica Zavala were shot to death as they walked to school in Lynwood. The killer fled to Mexico, but because Mexico doesn't extradite suspects facing either the death penalty or life in prison without parole, US. authorities have not been able to bring him to justice.

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office is putting up a website to increase awareness of the issue and put pressure on government officials. The website provides descriptions of several cases, Mexican extradition law and links to politicians' websites.

You can read the story of Olivia Munguia and Jessica Zavala by visiting the website: http://www.escapingjustice.com

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Summary of the Federal Charges Against Richards.

Lynwood, CA – While the arrest of former Mayor and Councilmember Paul Richards has been everywhere, and many people have heard or read about it, many others have a lot of questions regarding the federal charges against him. We are posting a general summary of the charges in this blog.

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Friday, November 05, 2004

Account Details Show Councilman Purchases Pornographic Programs for 2 Years

Lynwood, CA - Public Information documents obtained at the City Clerk's Office confirm what has until now been just a rumor. Detail statements for Cable Service show that current Councilman Fernando Pedroza used his city issued cable service to view pornographic programming for at least two years.

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