The Pico Rivera home of Fragoso's mother -- whose name is listed on some of his bank accounts -- was also raided. Fragoso has been charged with one count of money laundering. A week later, they met Fragoso at a Denny's¬†restaurant near his home to pick up a $25,000 check from one of his real estate partners, the affidavit¬†said. "There are several," Fragoso said. Fragoso¬†was released after posting $100,000 bail, and he's scheduled to be arraigned March 13, according Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles.
"Since the base of households struggling to make ends meet will persist even after Walmart's raise, it's unlikely those stores will change their model, which is really too bad," Ruetschlin says. Walmart might argue its business will benefit from higher pay, but cheaper rivals might opt to keep banking on the low-wage, low-price economy. And upward pressure on wages can come from workers who organize to reject poverty wages and demand better working conditions. That means $15 an hour, full-time, consistent hours, and respect for our hard work.
Another "yellow fever mosquito" has been found in Chula Vista, near the place where the potentially dangerous mosquitoes were found last October. The Aedes aegypti mosquito was discovered in an office in Chula Vista, the first such one discovered this year. Four of the mosquitoes were found last fall in offices on Naval Base San Diego and also at a Chula Vista home. The mosquitoes have recently been found in Commerce and Pico Rivera in Los Angeles County. Unlike native California mosquitoes, these insects feed during the day.
PICO RIVERA >> Plans to expand the City Hall parking lot and improve its security have been approved by the City Council. "There are more and more groups, such as the El Rancho Unified School District Board and the city's commissions, using the Council Chambers during the week, who, of course, use the parking lot," said Ray Chavez, assistant to the city manager. Allen Castellano of the sheriff's Pico Rivera station. Increased parking lot lighting, some landscape changes and sidewalk construction will also be part of the project.
Fuentes, 42, said she was surprised at her selection since there are 56 school districts in ACSA Region XV. Fuentes, who earned a BA in political science from USC, a masters in history from Cal State Fullerton and masters in educational leadership from Cal State Long Beach, is currently in her third year as ERUSD's assistant superintendent of educational services, which includes overseeing curriculum and instruction; student assessment; state and federal programs and the Local Control Accountability Program.
LYNWOOD -- Authorities have identified and impounded a party bus investigators suspect was involved in a hit-and-run in Norwalk. Of Norwalk was dragged by the vehicle for over 200-feet and suffered major injuries . According to KCAL9's Randy Paige, the owner of the bus was cooperating with the investigation. "By the grace of God, he's doing great," Virgen said of the victim. Meanwhile, Paige reports that the suspect vehicle has been impounded, and according to deputies, was being held at a local tow yard as evidence.
Officials said the victim thought it was a joke. Sgt. Steve Dodson of the sheriff's Pico Rivera station said the suspect entered the lobby of the Motel 6 in the 8200 block of Pioneer Boulevard in West Whittier at 4:25 a.m.. He walked up to the clerk and demanded the cash from the register. "The clerk though he was joking based on his apparel," Dodson said. When the clerk didn't do anything, the sergeant said the suspect showed a gun and demanded money again. The suspect was described as a Latino in his 20s, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 160 pounds.
PICO RIVERA >> As he walked into Saint Hilary Church of Perpetual Adoration, Dominic Cruz noticed a man with ashes on his forehead. The 5-year-old got the attention of his kindergarten teacher, Monica De Loza, and said, "look, he has ashes, are we going to get that?" Dominic was one of the St. Hilary Elementary School students at the Ash Wednesday Mass led by the Rev. Joshua Lee. During the 40 days, class lessons will focus on Lent, the stations of the Cross, Easter and other traditions. "When I received the ashes, I felt closer to God," he said.
PICO RIVERA -- Authorities Tuesday were investigating the deaths of a man and a woman. The shooting was reported just after 10 a.m. in the 9600 block of Kruse Road in Pico Rivera, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. "The victims were pronounced dead at the scene," officials said. A motive behind the shooting was not released.
One person is reported dead and at least four injured in a three-vehicle crash in Pico Rivera. The accident was reported around 8 p.m., officials said. At least four people were transported to a local hospital. One victim was declared dead at the scene. Sky0s's Gordon Spencer said the crash occurred at Paramount Boulevard and Slauson Avenue. One person was reportedly trapped inside their vehicle. It was unclear if the person trapped was the fatality. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Authorities identified the dead man discovered on a street south of the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area as a 17-year-old boy from Pico Rivera. Ed Winter, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner, said the autopsy is pending for Carlos Covarrubias. While he said it looks a car hit the teen, the cause of death hasn't been determined. A bystander found Covarrubias lying on the road near Rosemead and San Gabriel boulevards at 12:29 a.m. Wednesday. Covarrubias' family couldn't be reached for comment on Thursday.
But probably far more often, carpool lanes exist as a kind of insult to the rest of us stuck in steerage class. In 2013 Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Burbank, tried to address the problem with his coyly named AB 405 just as that freeway's carpool lane was being expanded over the Sepulveda Pass. We already know it's a good idea, and we do it when we can. "The idea that government has to make driving so miserable for people to change their habits is just really a terrible attitude," Gatto told the San Diego Union Tribune .
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