The gig: Sean Gildea, 48, is president of Oceanside Glasstile. A Tijuana factory employs 290 people, and an additional 40 workers are at company headquarters in Carlsbad. And in more than 20 other countries. Hearst Castle: In 1995, Oceanside Glasstile was hired to replace parts of the lavish cobalt and gold mosaic glass tile at the indoor Roman Pool at William Randolph Hearst's estate on the Central California coast. He had another reason to celebrate July 14: He and his high school sweetheart, Sheryl, celebrated 25 years of marriage.
A former San Pedro pastor has been elevated by Pope Francis to serve as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, officials announced Tuesday. Joseph Brennan, 61, a Van Nuys native who led Holy Trinity Church from 2004 to 2012, currently serves as vicar general and moderator of the curia of the archdiocese. He, along with the Msgr. Robert Barron, 55, of Chicago, will now hold top leadership positions in the nation's largest archdiocese. He founded World on Fire, a global media ministry that spreads New Evangelization, in 2000.
Avoided sanctions Wednesday when the Pico Water Board rejected any additional penalties when the board deadlocked with a 2-2 vote. Director Henrietta Salazar, who had sought to censure Gonzales, asked that Gonzales not be paid a $150 per meeting stipend for attending outside meetings until his terms ends in December. Gonzales was absent from Wednesday's meeting and didn't return three phone calls to him Thursday. Director Victor Caballero supported Salazar's request to take away the payments to Gonzales.
AYF counselors and camp directors are pouring their energy into brightening the lives of the youth in Javakhk through the day camp. Hollywood: $128 ARS Sepan Chapter Saturday School, Glendale: $354 ARS Sevan Chapter Saturday School, Orange County: $355 ARS Sosse Chapter's School, Pasadena: $335 C&E Merdinian Armenian Evangelical School, Sherman Oaks: $385 Holy Martyrs A.R.S. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale, CA 91202-2812.
WHITTIER >> Authorities don't suspect foul play in the death of a man who was found Sunday at Sorensen Park. Craig Harvey, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner, said the death was reported as a possible overdose, but the official cause of death hasn't been determined pending the results of an autopsy. He described the man as a 23-year-old Latino. Sunday and reported a man was discovered unresponsive to the rear of the first-base dugout. Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene.
While on tour over the past five years, WILLIE BASSE noticed the face of hunger has changed. Companies have downsized, or gone out of business, people have lost jobs, or been laid off. It seems there is no middle class anymore. Heart Of Compassion began in 1993 when founder, Pastor Eric Tietz went door to door in his community inviting neighbors to a free breakfast in a church parking lot in Pico Rivera, CA. They are currently planning a national tour to play music and feed at food pantries nationwide, with the next event to feed Las Vegas, NV.
PICO RIVERA >> Deputies caught and jailed a man and are still seeking a woman who ran from a solo-car crash Friday, leaving behind the wrecked car with a loaded AR-15 rifle inside, authorities said. Deputies also found a loaded AR-15 rifle inside the car. Deputies found and arrested the man in a nearby apartment complex, Vasquez said. The woman was not found. Vasquez said the man was expected to be booked on suspicion of crimes related to the rifle. His name was not available pending the booking process.
Esquivel, 38, eventually decided to show, with the help of his friend, Jimi Gonzales, 39, as cowriter, a play to his family and friends where their drug abuse was taking them. Gonzales, president of Nosotros, the non-profit national Latino advocacy group founded by the late actor Ricardo Montalban in 1970 to promote Latinos in the arts and media industries, looking for help with making his play into a film. With "Crave" now in post production, the three men are shooting for a preview showing in mid-September and a release in November.
PWD General Manager Mark Grajeda talked about the Cate Reservoir, which was built in 1959, and some of the improvements made to it, including the removal of outdated and unnecessary corroded pipes, the replacement of a steel ladder with a new aluminum one, and a new, bigger entry into the tank, which is OSHA regulated. Also taking part in the discussion was Pete Brown, senior public affairs representative for the WPD, who also gave a tour of the spreading grounds off of Whittier Boulevard, near the 605 Freeway.
PICO RIVERA >> David Gonzales, a director of the Pico Water District, may not wait until November's election to see whether voters agree he should continue to serve. "I'm disappointed," he said after the vote, 3-2, to censure him. Gonzales and Vice President Pete Ramirez voted no, while President Andrew Lara, Director Victor Caballero and Director Henrietta Salazar, who asked for the censure, voted yes. Started speaking in a hostile tone, interrupting me," Salazar said. And the removal of Gonzales from any office held.
PICO RIVERA >> More than a year and a half after El Rancho Unified School District's financial woes caused a downgrade of its bond rating and a possible takeover by the state, officials Monday announced signs of a strong recovery. Moody's Investors Service concluded a financial review of the district and has both affirmed the A2 rating on its General Obligation Bonds and removed the negative outlook.