Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Local Newspaper Reports that City will Crack down on Garage Conversions

Lynwood, CA - A local newspaper reports that the City of Lynwood will implement a program to "crack down" on garage conversions.

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Monday, March 28, 2005

Order Enforcing Settlement of Lawsuits by Bevan Thomas Reversed

Lynwood, CA - The court of appeals of the State of California has reversed the settlement of lawsuits against the City of Lynwood by Bevan Thomas and his wife, Bevan Thomas et al. v. City of Lynwood et al., Case No. BC288238.

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Friday, March 25, 2005

Two Lynwood Residents Involved in Kidnap Hoax

Lynwood, CA - ABC 7 reports that two Lynwood residents, 26-year old Juan Carlos Sanchez Solis, and 18 year old Yesenia Flores, were involved in a hoax in order to avoid having to pay a narcotics supplier nearly $1 million dollars.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Local Newspaper Reports that Fireworks will not be Banned in Lynwood

Lynwood, CA- Local newspapers reports that the Lynwood City Council will not ban the sale of fireworks because they do not cause enough trouble.

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On another story, the newspaper also reports that women honored women at Lynwood conference.

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Monday, March 21, 2005

Lynwood Municipal Code Just a Click Away

Lynwood, CA – The City of Lynwood has made the Lynwood Municipal Code available for Online viewing. The Lynwood Municipal Code has a powerful search feature which makes your research easier. The whole code book is literally just a click away.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Local Newspaper Writes Article about Lynwood Watch

Lynwood, CA - Local newspaper writes an article about Lynwood Watch. The article points out that the blog portion of Lynwood Watch stirs controversy. People interviewed say the Lynwood Blog is "tasteless", "more opinionated than fact", and a "gossip column".

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On another story, the paper warns of possible cubtacks in CDBG funding that according to the paper, Lynwood uses to operate an anti-gang program.

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Lynwood Man Charged in Missile-Smuggling Plot

Lynwood, CA - ABC 7 reports that Michael Anthony Jiminez, 35, of Lynwood, was among those arrested in connection with a plot to smuggle weapons of war into the United States from the former Soviet Union.

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Security Guard Arrested In Fatal Shooting Exonerated

Lynwood, CA - NBC 4 news reports that a Alejandro Noera, 37, "was exonerated and released" . Noera, a security guard, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and use of a firearm. Francisco Reza, 26 was found a victim gunshot at Atlantic and Fernwood avenues at 2:48 a.m. in "extremely critical condition". He was pronounced dead at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Lynwood Unified Removed from list Troubled Districts

Lynwood, CA - State education officials have reduced the number of California school districts identified as needing improvement, saying that a computer programming error put 49 districts that met standards on the list.

49 districts were removed and 15 were added. Lynwood Unified School District is no longer on the List of Districts that Need Improvement.

Monday, March 14, 2005

March 15, 2005 Warrant Shows $5,151 in Lodging Fees

Lynwood, CA - Warrant for March 15, 2005 shows $5,151 in lodging fees, and $59,931.09 in legal fees.

Friday, March 11, 2005

Financial Consultant Who Worked for Lynwood to testify Against Albert Robles

Lynwood, CA –New Jersey financial consultant Edward Espinoza, whom wrote a bond for the City of Lynwood, has pleaded guilty for his role in a $1.6 million scheme that allegedly involved former South Gate Treasurer Albert Robles.

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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Local Paper Reports Lynwood Unified Designated as In Need for Improvement

Local newspaper reports that the Lynwood Unified School District will no longer be able to provide supplemental education services to students, such as tutoring, as a result of being designated as in need of improvement. They will also need to develop improvement plans, and must implement corrective action by the end of the second year.

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Local Newspaper Reports Nabor Enrique Martinez is the New City Manager

Lynwood, CA – A local newspaper reports that Nabor Enrique Martinez has been hired as the new city manager. According to the paper, the current Pasadena assistant city manager Martinez will get a four or five year contract.

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Read Martinez' Bio from City of Pasadena here.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Councilman Fernando Pedroza Establishes Consulting Firm

Lynwood, CA - Lynwood Watch has verified that current councilmember Fernando Pedroza initiated a consulting business. Pedroza Consulting Corp. was incorporated in California on July 29, 2004, with business address 11072 Eve Avenue, in the city of Lynwood.

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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Local Newspaper Reports that Councilman Pedroza is Accused of Verbal Assault, Harassment

Lynwood, CA - A local newspaper reports that current councilmember Fernando Pedroza has been accused of verbal assault and harrassment by City employee. Read posts by Lynwood Watch on this story for more information.

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On another story, the paper presents an article about a successful gang prevention program for children at our local schools.

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