He appeared in federal court that afternoon and said his true name was Ricardo Rios-Gama. The 51-year-old defendant, who resides in the South Park neighborhood, is charged with producing a false identification document, prosecutors said. TWICs "are an important component of our overall port and transportation security system," said Rear Adm. Eleven of the guns were unregistered and among the thousands of rounds of ammunition, agents recovered at least 15 high capacity magazines, prosecutors said.
Needed to get into secure sites such as the Port of Los Angeles. A man charged in a second criminal complaint under the name Ricardo "Coy" Gama-Diaz, appeared in federal court and said his true name was Ricardo Rios-Gama. Rios-Gama was ordered freed Thursday in lieu of $10,000 bond, but will be subject to electronic monitoring. He was ordered back to federal court on February 25 for a preliminary hearing and on March 2 for an arraignment. If they convicted, each defendant would face a statutory maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison.
"I'd like to think it's fixed," Fass said Friday. It's the largest natural gas storage facility in the West and a major source of energy for Southern California. Lenny Sempertegui, who has been living with his wife and 1 1/2-year old son in a small Burbank apartment since the end of December, said he was told the three-month lease he signed would be honored, but he doesn't have anything in writing. "It could happen again at any moment," Cain said. Some experts and environmentalists said the new regulations don't go far enough.
An adviser to California Gov. Jerry Brown laid out plans Thursday to cap a massive gas leak near Los Angeles that has been spewing methane since October. The fix is expected to take another five days to cap. The number of displaced people has increased to 4,400. Brown's sister is a member of the board of directors at Sempra Energy, a subsidiary of SoCal Gas. The governor's sister was paid $183,000 last year as the director of Sempra Energy, according to a report earlier this year in the Boston Environmental Policy Examiner .
The school requested the the air purifiers, and active carbon filters from the Southern California Gas Company as a safety measure for their students, faculty and staff. In addition to requesting the air purifiers and filters, school officials said they have also commissioned independent air sampling and is working closely with SCAQMD - The Southern California Air Quality Management District, local and state elected officials and agencies and SoCal Gas to continually monitor the situation.
LOS ANGELES Methane fumes spewing from a ruptured underground pipeline near a Los Angeles neighborhood hastened the demise of an elderly woman already suffering from lung cancer, her family said in the first wrongful death claim stemming from the gas leak. 25, about three months after the leak was detected. "We are sorry to hear about the family's loss," company spokeswoman Kristine Lloyd said of the wrongful death claim. County prosecutors filed criminal charges on Tuesday.
Antonovich introduced a motion to send a letter to the Southern California Gas Co. And the Los Angeles City Attorney urging them to work with air regulators and county health officials to reconsider a two-day deadline that has upset many residents. "The 48-hour time frame is unreasonable and should be extended to 30 days," said Antonovich, in a statement. The leak is expected to be plugged this month. City Attorney Mike Feuer said he understands residents' concerns and that his office was negotiating with the gas company to resolve the issue.
2, to hear a a panel of attorneys, UCLA professors and public officials explain their legal rights. Large numbers of residents continue to report smelling the gas. The charges however are all misdemeanors. Assemblyman Scott Wells told residents he would be introducing legislation to double the statue of limitations for filing health related claims. "My family has been impacted too," California Secretary of state Alex Padilla told the crowd. Padilla, originally from Pacoima, had moved into the Porter Ranch area with his family over recent years.
Jerry Brown and ask voters to break apart California's utilities regulator following allegations of wrongdoing. The PUC has been a profound disappointment to residents and lawmakers in recent years, said Gatto, chairman of the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee. "We're already doing lots of things to modernize the CPUC," Constance Gordon, a spokeswoman for the commission, said Wednesday evening. "Some prudent prioritization is needed," Brown wrote. Gatto did not release the text of his proposal Wednesday.
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Porter Ranch is the placid Los Angeles neighborhood where Elliott and E.T. Rode their flying bike in Steven Spielberg's blockbuster movie. Since October what's been rising into the air above these quiet streets is methane. One hundred thousand tons have leaked from the nearby Aliso Canyon natural-gas storage facility--some 45,000 pounds an hour right now with no end in sight. Since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
An arraignment is scheduled for February 17, Lacey's office said . The public was also left in the dark. Crews discovered the leak last October 23 and "in response, we activated the appropriate procedures to begin to address the leak", the company said on its website . Senate, is the first state official to sue, though her lawsuit incorporates some elements of lawsuits filed by the city and county of Los Angeles. Residents have reported maladies that include headaches, nosebleeds, rashes and other woes.
Since the leak began in October, some 3,000 families have been evacuated from the Porter Ranch neighborhood, about 25 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. The California Public Utilities Commission was notified of the leak two days after it was discovered, a representative said recently at a public hearing. Harris is acting independently as Attorney General as well as on behalf of the California Air Resources Board. Residents of Porter Ranch have joined in a class action suit against SoCalGas.
Now the head of the City Council says that has to change and is calling for the city to immediately hire a full-time expert. For instance, Wesson pointed out that after the Southern California Gas Co. Leak started north of Porter Ranch, Councilman Mitch Englander asked for several agencies to report to them on what was happening. Communities for a Better Environment staff attorney Gladys Limon, who is representing a youth group suing the city over drilling, said the job would mean little unless its main mandate was protecting residents.
In their complaint, the daughter of Zelda Rothman said her mother was suffering from lung cancer when natural gas began to leak from a well in Aliso Canyon about 3 miles away from her home. A response by SoCalGas was not immediately available. The natural gas leak was discovered three months ago at one of the 115 wells in the Aliso Canyon Storage Facility, operated by the Southern California Gas Co. Meanwhile, methane continues to leak from a 40-year-old well above the Santa Susana Mountains, spewing thousands of metric tons of gas into the air.