Saturday, April 30, 2005

Lynwood Mayor Mentioned as Part of Bribery Complaint by Billboard Company

Lynwood, CA - Valley Outdoor, Inc. Files Rico and Unfair Practices Complaint against Regency Outdoor that includes, racketeering, unfair competition, and extortion. The complaint alleges bribery, vandalism, mail fraud and extortion. The Mayor of Lynwood is mentioned in the Complaint. David N. Smith, a 64-year-old resident of Palmdale, who was a lobbyist retained by Regency Outdoor Advertising, Inc was arrested because he allegedly bribed former Mayor Paul Richards and laundered funds from Regency to give to Richards as campaign contributions.

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Thursday, April 28, 2005

Arrest Made In Plaza Mexico Prompted by Sale of Illegal Merchandise

Lynwood, CA – Heleodoro Elmilio Felix 32, owner of E&M Records in Plaza Mexico was arrested by Los Angeles County Sheriffs on April 27, 2005 at 4:40 pm. Mr. Felix was arrested without incident at his business located at Plaza Mexico, and was charged with Possession of over 1,000 counterfeit articles. Donald Chae, owner of Plaza Mexico, who is competing to develop a project on Long Beach Blvd, has stated that all businesses in Plaza Mexico provide top quality products. Mr. Felix was released on $20,000 bail amount on April 28, 2005.

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Monday, April 25, 2005

Did Councilwoman Leticia Vasquez Lie About Being Born and Raised in Lynwood?

Lynwood, CA - Recent newspaper article published in the Compton Bulletin has raised the question of whether current councilwoman Leticia Vasquez was born and raised in Lynwood or in Compton. While highly debatable, recods show that she may have arrived in Lynwood at age 15.

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Thursday, April 21, 2005

Leticia Vasquez, who says was Born and Grew up in Compton, Considers Latino Immigrants Cynical About Government

Lynwood, CA - Compton native Leticia Vasquez who says she is the "first U.S. born Latina to serve on the Lynwood City Council", considers immigrants from the southern border to the United States cynical about how the government works. Leticia Vasquez, who says grew up in Compton, believes that immigrant Latinos can be educated in schools, grocery stores and churches.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Local Newspaper reports that the Lynwood City Council Postponed Decision to Choose Developer

Lynwood, CA - Local newspaper reports that the Lynwood City council has decided to postpone a decision to choose a developer for a proposed retail project on Long Beach Blvd.

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The newspaper also reports that "more than 50 of the city’s most active senior citizens took part in a long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony Monday afternoon for the city’s first Senior Citizen Center — one that is scheduled to be completed by September."

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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Local Newspaper Reports on State of City Address

Lynwood, CA - Local newspaper reports that Mayor Ramon Rodriguez spoke about city developments, housing opportunities amongs others.

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The nespaper also reports that the School Board has approved new boundaries regarding its new three middle schools, 12 elementary schools, one night-grade academy and one high school.

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Friday, April 08, 2005

New Lynwood City Manager in Article by Whittier Daily News

Lynwood, CA - The Whittier Daily News' Article on Latino Leaders features the new Lynwood City Manager.

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Rev. Jessee Jackson Kicks off Cooperative Crime Task Force

Lynwood, CA - Rev. Jessee Jackson helped kick off the Mid-Cities Cooperative Crime Task Force formed last month by leaders in Carson, Compton, Long Beach, Lynwood and Paramount to do something about violence between blacks and Latinos.

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Thursday, April 07, 2005

Elderly Man Killed by Stray Bullet in 3200 Block of Euclid Ave

Lynwood, CA - ABC 7 reports that an elderly man was killed by a bullet from a gun fired by a man who was looking to buy drugs in the 3200 block of Euclid Ave.

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Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Local Newspaper Reports Lawsuit Against City Reversed

Lynwood, CA - Local newspaper reports that a settlement reached in the Bevan Thomas and Laverne Jackson lawsuit against the city for breach of contract was reversed last week by the state Court of Appeals.

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Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Six Latina Mothers and One Father to be acknowledged at Awards Banquet

Lynwood, CA - Six Latina mothers and one father to be acknowledged at Awards Banquet for prevailing over unique personal challenges and for positive contributions to the community during Latino Family Media, Inc. bi-annual event Las Madres de Honor (The Mothers of Honor). The awards banquet will take place April 10, 2005 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Bateman Hall in the city of Lynwood, CA.

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Friday, April 01, 2005

Lynwood Man Falls to His Death

Lynwood, CA - ABC 7 reports that a Lynwood man fell to his death Friday while cutting down a palm tree in a Fullerton back yard.

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