Friday, June 30, 2006

No Formal Enforcement Action for Maria G. Lopez

Lynwood, CA - Letter from the Fair Political Practices Commission indicates no enforcment action was taken against Maria G. Lopez because she was a defeated candidate. Maria G. Lopez is currently the President of the School Board.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Issues Between City Manager and Councilmember

Lynwood, CA - Local newspaper reports issues between City Manager and a Councilmember.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Recall Mini Poll Results

Monday, June 26, 2006

Newspaper Reports Problems Follow Martinez

Lynwood, CA - Newspaper reports that problems follow City Manager Enrique Martinez.

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Sunday, June 25, 2006

Black Versus Brown

Lynwood, CA - MSNBC reports ethnic tensions between African Americans and Latinos in Lynwood.

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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Recall Ends

Lynwood, CA - Local paper reports that due to lack of signatures, the recall effort ends.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Law Enforcement Investigates Death Threats

Lynwood, CA - Local newspaper reports that there is an investigation regarding death threats made to current Mayor Leticia Vasquez.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Leticia Vasquez Affirms She Will Take Legal Action

Lynwood, CA – In an interview to Spanish publication Porvenir Latino, current Mayor Leticia Vasquez denies having had a relationship with Paul Richards, and affirms “Ni lo conozco” (“I don’t even know him”). Vasquez tells the newspaper that the only contact she had with Richards, was when she was elected, and that Richards congratulated her in a very respectful and educated manner.

Although the Compton Bulletin on a different interview indicated that she had been born and raised in Compton, Vasquez informed Porvenir Latino that she knew about Paul Richards because “Como nací y me desarrollé en esta ciudad, sabía de la existencia de Richards, quien era alcalde y concejal, pero nunca tuve una relación personal con él, nunca una conversación sobre asuntos de la ciudad.” (I was born and grew up in this city, that’s how I knew about Paul Richards, who was Mayor and councilmember, but I never had any relationship with him, never a conversation regarding City issues.).

Vasquez tells the newspaper that she will give recall proponents a legal response and tells that she will be more aggressive, although she [believes she] shouldn’t defend herself because she hasn’t done anything. Vasquez states that the accusations are false and calumnious.

Article Title: "Me calumnian sin base"
Newspaper: Porvenir Latino
Date: June 3, 2006

Friday, June 09, 2006

Local Newspaper Reports Council Votes to Investigate Recall

Lynwood, CA - Local paper reports that the Lynwood City Council voted to investigate the recall process.

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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

City Manager Marries Assistant City Manager

Lynwood, CA – During the June 6, 2006 council meeting, Mayor Pro-Tem Alfreddie Johnson announced the matrimony between City Manager Enrique Martinez, and Assistant City Manager/Finance Director Marianna Marysheva. The couple married on February 15, 2006.

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Monday, June 05, 2006

Recall Proponents Invite Residents to Attend Council Meeting

Lynwood, CA - After several supporters of current Mayor Leticia Vasquez showed up at the last council meeting, recall proponents encourage residents to attend the June 6th, council meeting to speak in support of recall.

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