PASADENA (CNS) -Police today released a composite drawing of a man who
tried to abduct an 11-year-old boy at La Salle High School while the child was
attending a football game at the Pasadena campus.
The boy told investigators he was accosted about 8 p.m. Oct. 7 when he
left his parents to meet some friends near the parking lot of the school in the
3800 block of East Sierra Madre Boulevard, said Pasadena police Lt. Tracey
“Prior to contacting his friends, a male suspect … came out of some
nearby bushes and placed his hand on the juvenile’s arm,’ Ibarra said. “When
the suspect directed the boy to go with him, the boy pushed the suspect away
and ran back toward the field.’
Police released a computer-generated composite of the suspect, described
as a white man in his mid 60s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and 130-140 pounds,
with short gray hair and thin eyebrows.
The man got into a small, older-model, dark pickup truck and drove off
eastbound on Sierra Madre Boulevard, Ibarra said.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call police at (626)
by David Winchell
Looking to stay in
first in the Mission Valley League standings, the EL Monte Lions went right to
work against the visiting Gabrielino Eagles by scoring on their first four
drives of the game. Big plays for long
gains and the efficient sped up offense gave the Eagles grief from the
outset. Building a lead 27-7 at the
first break, the Lions cruised to a 48-28 victory, leaving them tied with
Arroyo at the top of the league standings.
The Lions hurry-up, no-huddle offense compiled 511 yards but their
defense proved a bit porous, giving up 350 yards to Gabrielino.
The Lions took the
opening kickoff and on the fourth play from scrimmage, Lions quarterback,
Brandon Martinez scampered 46 yards for a score. After a three and out, the Eagles punted the
ball back to the Lions. The drive took
10 plays, but the result was the same as Martinez
ran it in again, this time from just the three yard-line. The APT was no good and with just half way
through the quarter, it was a 13-0 game.
Another punt to the Lions after three offensive plays, El Monte used just a two play drive and
scored on a 21 yard pass from Martinez Juan Ceballos and the Eagles were down
20-0. GHS fumbled, the Lions recovered
took advantage again with a pass on the next play to Josh Wu for 24 yards and
another score. Gabrielino found
themselves down 27-0 with 3:17 remaining
in the opening quarter.
Gabrielino go busy
and tried to get close, but the Eagles and Lions traded scores for the rest of
the evening. The Eagles were led by three
Juniors. Bryan Vargas (111 yards rushing
and 4 catches for 51 yards, one for a touchdown), quarterback Mark Winchell
(19-32 for 227 yards, two touchdowns and one interception) and Cameryn Dennis-Matthews
(9 catches, two for touchdowns and 92 yards) worked hard all night but could
not overcome the large, early deficit.
The Lions were command
by QB Martinez who completed just 9 passes, two for touchdowns and 218 yards.
He also ran for four more scored, gaining 152 yards in nine carries. Senior Frank Lopez carried the ball 14 more
times, compiling 90 yards.
Gabrielino (0-3, 3-5) travels to Arroyo facing the 7-1 Knights and are
undefeated in league play. The Lions
will take on South El Monte
who have a 2-1 league record and are 6-2 overall. Looking ahead, their final game will be at Arroyo,
and will probably determine who will wear the league crown.
by Winston Chua
federal criminal complaint unsealed this morning charges 17 defendants
and alleges a scheme in which people associated with Manor Medical
Imaging Clinic and pharmacies
in and around the San Gabriel Valley participated in a “prescription
harvesting” scheme that defrauded Medicare and Medi-Cal, causing at
least $7.3 million in actual losses to the government health care
programs. Fifteen of the 17 federal defendants were arrested
this morning, and authorities arrested an additional defendant charged
by the California Attorney General’s Office, for a total of 16 arrests
today. One federal defendant was arrested earlier this month in
relation to another Medicare fraud case, one person
named in the federal case remains a fugitive.
affidavit in support of the criminal complaint alleges that Manor used
“cappers” to recruit Medicare and Medi-Cal beneficiaries – including
veterans, the homeless,
low-income patients and the elderly.
17 defendants named in the federal criminal complaint are charged with
conspiracy to commit health care fraud, a charge that carries a
statutory maximum penalty
of 30 years in federal prison. The 15 federal defendants arrested this
morning are expected to make their initial appearances this afternoon in
United States District Court in Los Angeles.
Peter Budetti, Deputy Administrator for Program Integrity, Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), stated: “Today’s arrests further
signal CMS’ commitment
to preventing fraud in Medicare and Medicaid. In this situation, our
beneficiaries played a pivotal role in rooting out fraud, reporting
their suspicions to their Medicare Prescription Drug plan. Beginning in
2007, CMS’ anti-fraud units opened investigations
and made referrals to law enforcement. Since then, CMS has actively
supported the investigation by our law enforcement partners and will
continue to work with them to minimize the theft of taxpayer dollars
while maximizing criminal consequences to thieves.”
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by David Winchell
In a Mission Valley League game pitting two squads looking for their first league victory of 2011. The Rosemead Panthers having lost to El Monte in week one and the Gabrielino Eagles losing to South El Monte were both thirsting for a win in week two. The Panthers completed a 24-6 win with a defense that allowed less than 100 yards in offense to dominate the Eagles.
The game opened with both teams exchanging punts until the Panthers crafted a 67 yard, 10 play scoring drive culminating in a 6 yard touchdown run by Christian Garcia. Gabrielino was continually frustrated on offense as with 5:01 to go in the second half, Rosemead connected with a 34 yard field goal extended the lead 10-0. The ensuing onsides kickoff was recovered by Rosemead but on the first play from scrimmage, Eagle Albert Garcia intercepted a pass. The Gabrielino offense was forced to punt the ball back to the Panthers, but Eagle Mark Winchell recovered the muffed punt at the Panther 10 yard line. Two plays later, Lorenzo Mena rumbled in from 5 yards out. The PAT was blocked leaving the score 10-6 going into halftime.
The Panthers took the kickoff starting the third quarter and put their ground game into effect and did so successfully. The 21 play, 86 yard drive took up 9:40 seconds of the third quarter and put a dagger into the heart of the Eagles. The drive consisted of 20 runs, 14 by Matt Eddy, gave the Panthers a 17-6 lead and broke the spirit of Gabrielino. Eddy, the Panthers leading rusher, had to leave with an injured knee early in the first quarter. He ended the game with 117 yards rushing in 25 carries. Rosemead capped the scoring with a 34 yard run by Garcia with 7:30 left in the fourth. Using the running game successfully, Rosemead ran 64 offensive plays, ,compared to Gabrielino’s 33.
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The Pasadena Tournament of Roses named Drew Helen Washington as the 94th Rose Queen today. This announcement concludes a month-long process that began with approximately 1,000 Pasadena-area young women who participated in the Tournament of Roses Royal Court tryouts. Queen Drew was selected from the recently appointed seven-member Royal Court. The Rose Queen and Royal Court will reign over the 2012 Tournament of Roses festivities, culminating in the 123rd Rose Parade® presented by Honda and themed Just Imagine…, and the 98th Rose Bowl Game® presented by VIZIO....Read More
PASADENA – The seven members of the 2012 Tournament of Roses Royal Court were announced today at Tournament House from a group of 34 finalists. As ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses, the Royal Court members will attend more than 150 community and media functions leading up to the 123rd Rose Parade® presented by Honda and 98th Rose Bowl Game® presented by VIZIO on Monday, January 2, 2012.
Members and supporters of a radical labor union stampeded a San Marino at
6:00 p.m. because he is an officer with a major banking institution.
Piggybacking on the anarchist Occupy LA and Occupy Wall Street model, approximately
100 protesters were bused to a residence on Woodstock Rd., trampled the landscape and
repeatedly pounded on the front door. Nobody was home, as the residents had
been tipped off by the financial institution’s security department. One source
told The Tribune that several of the protesters have been identified as members
of Organize for America
– President Barack Obama’s campaign organization – and the discredited ACORN.
police arrived approximately fifteen minutes after the protesters were
delivered by two buses to the residence on Woodstock Rd. and immediately called for
back-up. San Marino Police and Fire Chief John Schaefer said officers were
summoned from South Pasadena,
who arrived to help control the mob, many of whom were conducting interviews
with local news organizations.
Schaefer said that a call was received at the SMPD at 6:04 p.m. indicating
protesters were in the front yard of the home. An officer arrived at 6:11.
According to Schaefer, the officer identified a leader of the protest and told
the leader, a male, to remove the buses from the area. When the leader told the
protesters that the buses had to be removed from the street, they boarded the
buses and left the area. The office cleared the area at 6:54 p.m. after the
disturbance had died down. Other actions taken by the officer during the
forty-four minutes he was at the site are less clear.
Tim Sloan, the owner of the residence told The Tribune today that there was
little damage to the yard and that “some windows were pounded on and some
lights were broken,” but there was no further damage to the structure.
“We are OK,” Sloan said. “We had enough warning and the family
wasn’t there. Nobody was hurt and we have to be more prepared for things like
this. It seems as though the rhetoric right now is against people who are
successful. Especially with banks. It’s like we are evil and we have done all
these bad things.”
“They were disgruntled Ohio State fans,” University of Michigan grad Sloan quipped.
Schaefer said he is “extremely disappointed that the protesters breached
the property and conducted their protest in the front yard of the homeowner.
This is unacceptable and despite the peaceful outcome and the restraint
exercised by our police officers, I would have preferred a more proactive
approach and in the future our officers will act to better protect property and
if necessary arrest protesters who violate the law. The bad part is, the
public’s confidence is shaken and people might be saying “are protesters
going to be at my front door? Where are the cops? Why is someone not on the
Schaefer also said that although his department had received a cal from bank
security personnel that protesters seemed to be congregating at the corner of
Fair Oaks and Huntington Drive and “could be coming to San Marino,”
police officials were hampered by a large power outage, a report of smoke
emanating from a storm drain on Oak Grove Ave., and a domestic battery incident
that had investigators searching for a possible perpetrator.
Many of the local protests have been bankrolled by the Service Employees
International Union, who boast on the home page of their website; “SEIU
has issued a union-wide endorsement of support for Occupy Wall Street and its message about
shrinking income inequality, investing in public education, and making the rich
pay their fair share in taxes. We’re excited to be able to contribute our
union’s energy, resources and organizing strength to the resilient
demonstrations that began in downtown Manhattan
more than two weeks ago.”
Schaefer said the protesters might come back to San Marino.
“We are looking at this and there are pieces we would like to handle
differently,” he said. “There are pieces that are beyond our control,
but they are NOT going to able to break the law and be on people’s property.”
by Charlene Liebau
In the past two weeks this column has been addressed to
current high school seniors and the challenge of writing the college “essay” –
the personal statement. This week
I turn to current sophomores and juniors as they begin to think about starting
the college search process.
The first step in a new project is often the most difficult
one. Starting the college planning
process is no exception. How and
where to begin? What information
do I need? What questions should I
The college planning process does not begin by comparing
colleges: the number of majors offered; the student/faculty ratio; typical
class size; or number of books in the library. The process begins with the student having a long, honest,
candid talk with oneself to determine priorities. I refer to this first step as Self-Assessment. It takes time, is not easy, and is
often frustrating. How do I know
I’ve asked all the questions I need to ask? And, what if “I don’t know” is the answer?
Begin by putting basic questions associated with choosing a
college into four categories:
Academic, Student Life, Physical Characteristics, and Financial. In this column I will raise questions
and set priorities related to Academics and Physical Characteristics. Next week I will touch on Student Life
and Financial questions.
student begins by asking:
I decided on a major field of study?
Am I ready to decide? Based
on what? What are my academic
strengths, weaknesses, interests?
How open am I to taking general education or core program courses? In what kind of environment do I learn
best? Most enjoy learning? Does studying a diversity of courses
appeal to me? Is the opportunity
to participate in research or internship program as an undergraduate important
to me? What about study abroad
programs? To what degree do I want
to be challenged academically by the faculty? Challenged by fellow students?
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Location. Where do I want to live for the next
four years? Which region of the
country – north, south, east, west, mid-west? In what kind of setting: urban, suburban, or rural? Why? How far from home?
How much time am I willing
to travel to get there? Size. Do I want to know my professors and
classmates? Is actively
participating in class discussions important to me? Or, do I prefer a lecture
format? Is having access to a wide
range of courses and activities important? Do I want to be able to participate in music or theater
activities even though I am not majoring in them? If I combine my preferences for location and size what is my
“best fit”? A small college in a
large city has a very different feel from a small college in a rural setting
just as a large university in an urban setting differs from a large university
in a small town. Resources. Do my academic and co-curricular
interests require specialized resources?
For example – special library collections or research and laboratory
the student begins to consider these questions the response “I don’t know” is
quite acceptable. But for those
questions you can answer with some degree of certainty, also ask: On what
basis? What experience influences
your answer? Is your reason a
solid one? Your goal is to
determine three or four priorities under the two categories presented. These priorities will begin to give
direction, will help drive, the college search.
Setting priorities for Student Life and Finances.
PASADENA (CNS) – A stubborn fire caused about $750,000 in damage today
to a three-story house in Pasadena, but no one was hurt, authorities said.
Firefighters sent to the 100 block of Sequoia Drive about 2 a.m.