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During a checkpoint Tuesday, officials said. The checkpoint will take place from 7 p.m. Tuesday to 3 a.m. Wednesday at an undisclosed location within Pico Rivera, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said in a written statement. "Over the course of the past three years in the contract cities policed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, DUI collisions have claimed 33 lives and resulted in 898 injury crashes harming 1330 of our friends and neighbors," Sgt. Daniel Dail of the sheriff's Traffic Services Detail said.
"To be the best taquero in Los Angeles," Avila replied. Cooking with Avila at the Glendale condo he shares with wife Tanya Mueller, a professor at East Los Angeles College, and their French bulldog mix, Pono Dog, that blend of French technique and Eastside soul is obvious. And that's just one element of the dish. A few ribbons of those leeks go on a corn tortilla , crumbled feta and green onions. :: Avila's taco goals: crunch, balance, layers : What does it take to make a great taco? "You want layers of flavor too," Avila says.
A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to 114 years to life in state prison for a fatal shooting at a Pico Rivera nightclub in 2013. Sebastian Zazueta of Oxnard was convicted by a jury on Jan. 23 of five felonies: one count of first-degree murder and four counts of willful, deliberate and premeditated attempted murder. Deputy DA Brandon K. Wong said on Sept. 22, 2013, Zazueta and several of his friends went to El Rodeo to watch a singer perform. Melvin Cortez, then 37, was shot in the chest and died at a hospital several hours later.
WHITTIER >> Longtime homeless advocate Ted Knoll, one of the founders of Whittier Area First Day Coalition, has announced his retirement as the group's executive director. "It's been 15 years, and that's enough," Knoll said. First Day's board is conducting a search to fill the position once Knoll, who was born on Oct. 3, 1945. "In the beginning, Ted was it," said Virginia "Ginny" Ball, who along with Bob Cantrell, paid the rent on the building at 12426 Whittier Blvd. "I have one more chapter left, and I am ready to start it," Knoll said.
WHITTIER - A suspected burglar spotted breaking into a local Mexican restaurant escaped capture Wednesday morning, according to sheriff deputies. Sgt. Rudy Ramos of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Pico Rivera station said the suspect pulled out a cash register drawer but found there was no money in. The drawer was found on the floor. The station received a call at 5:55 a.m. about a burglary at Casa Jimenez in the 11200 block of Whittier Boulevard. Deputies and a helicopter searched but didn't find the burglar.
City officials from Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs and Whittier are ready to end an 11-year program that cleans contaminated water because it's no longer needed. A $64,000 study recently completed by Stetson Engineering found that water flowing south from the San Gabriel Valley into Pico Rivera is no longer contaminated. "These are brand-new wells," said James Enriquez, Pico Rivera public works director. However, who gets what won't be decided until the state gives its approval, said David Pelser, Whittier's public works director.
LOS ANGELES -- The owner of a Southern California nightclub has been charged with laundering money for Mexican drug traffickers. Edgar De Dios Francisco of Hacienda Heights was named Friday in a federal grand jury indictment charging him with eight counts of conspiracy and money laundering. He was arrested after a federal sting operation and is free on bail. A call left for his attorney, David Elden, was not immediately returned after hours on Friday. (- Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.
PICO RIVERA >> Another high school may be coming to El Rancho Unified School District by school year 2016-17. Currently the district has only El Rancho High School, along with Salazar Continuation High School. El Rancho has 2,700 students enrolled this school year, according to district officials. The impetus of looking into creating a magnet high school occurred when Galindo, a Pico Rivera native, came to El Rancho Unified almost two years ago. "What is our community lacking? "People are excited about the concept," Galindo said.
AZUSA >> Two suspects were detained at a Target store after leading sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase on the northbound 605 and eastbound 210 freeways Thursday. Deputies initiated a pursuit of the vehicle, a white sedan, as it drove into the Pico Rivera area and onto the northbound 605 Freeway, Guerrero said. Traveling at speeds of up to 100 mph, the vehicle then drove onto the eastbound 210 Freeway in Irwindale, she said. Around 12:15 p.m., a man and a woman were detained by Azusa police at the store, she said.
PICO RIVERA >> A passerby discovered the body of Michael Ray Avila lying on a bike path east of the San Gabriel River the morning of Jan. 13, 2000. Avila's killing remains unsolved 15 years later. Avila was seen with several people on Jan. 12 at Los Nietos Park, 11143 Charlesworth Road in Santa Fe Springs. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department took over the case when it turned out that the location is in Pico Rivera. Anyone with information on the stabbing is asked to call Sgt. Paul Mondry at the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.