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60 ★ L o s A n g e L e s C o u n t y P r o f e s s i o n A L P e A C e o f f i C e r s A s s o C i At i o n ★ StarShieldYEARS & Volume 38 issue 7 september 2011 1951 - 2011 2011 Retiree Report STRAUSSNER s SHERMAN We have devoted ourselves and our staff to providing the highest level of personal services to our clients. Our emphasis is primarily on • Workers’ Compensation • LACERA Retirements • Employment Litigation • Personal Injury Please contact Aaron or Julie for a free consultation. Van Nuys Historic Library Building 14555 Sylvan Street, Van Nuys, California 91411 ph: (818) 788-1700 | fax: (818) 788-1705 www.iodlawyers.com Making a false or fraudulent workers’ compensation claim is a felony subject to up to five years in prison or a fine up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or both imprisonment and fine. TABLE OF W 00 $5 IN Se CONTENTS e 188 E. Arrow Highway Pa San Dimas, CA 91773 ge (323) 261-3010 | (800) 747-PPOA 12 Fax (909) 480-3011 (e-mail) email@example.com (web page) www.ppoa.com POPA Federal Credit Union (800) 369-7672 | www.popafcu.org “Brotherhood” Defined by Retirees ...................................... 4 Star & Shield is the official publication of the Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Honor in Membership ............................................................ 5 Association (PPOA). Opinions expressed by indi- vidual board members or contributing authors in this Rookies Roost: Keeping a Proud Tradition Alive................. 6 publication do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Why Do I Need Power of Attorney in my Estate Plan? ....... 7 the entire Board. PPOA Retiree Dissects Progression and The Board of Directors meets on the second Wednesday Possible Future of Community “Policing” ............................ 8 of each month in the PPOA offices at 10:00 a.m. Star & Shield subscription: $12.00 Top 10 Lists for Retirement Destinations in the U.S. ......... 9 8th Annual PPOA Retiree Luncheon ................................... 13 Executive Editor: Brian Moriguchi Exploring the Benefits and Considerations BOARD OF DIRECTORS That Come with Charitable Giving ...................................... 14 BRIAN MORIGUCHI, President Scenes from the 2011 LASD Roundup in Laughlin ........... 16 JIM CRONIN, Vice President Standard CCW Renewal ...................................................... 18 JIM BLANKENSHIP, Secretary ROGELIO MALDONADO, Treasurer FOP H.R. 218 Legal Defense Plan ...................................... 20 Project LEAD — Preparing Children DIRECTORS to Make the Right Choices .................................................. 21 DANYA HAZEN DAVID VIDAL D.A. Reunion ......................................................................... 21 TONY ROMO GERARDO GARCIA ANDREW LEE JIM SCHALLERT ART REDDY PPOA AFFILIATIONS Southern California Alliance 2011 STANDING COMMITTEES of Law Enforcement (SCALE) California Coalition of ASSOCIATIONS 612 NEGOTIATIONS Law Enforcement Associations (CCLEA) Chairman MORIGUCHI Chairman MORIGUCHI International Foundation DELEGATES 614 NEGOTIATIONS of Employee Benefit Plans Chairman CRONIN Chairman VIDAL Los Angeles County Organization of Police FINANCE 621 NEGOTIATIONS and Sheriffs (LACOPS) Chairman MALDONADO Chairman BLANKENSHIP Public Employees Staff Organization (PESO) INSURANCE 631 NEGOTIATIONS Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Chairman MORIGUCHI Chairman MACHIAN National Conference of Public Employee Retirement Systems LEGISLATIVE 632 NEGOTIATIONS California Peace Officer Memorial Foundation Chairman REDDY Chairman KADES MEMBERSHIP RETIREE LIAISON Chairwoman HAZEN Chairman REDDY PPOA STAFF MEMBERS PAUL K. ROLLER, Executive Director SANDRA BRYANT, Administrative Assistant CLARE FRANCO, Administrative Assistant 911Media® is a division of Trade News International, Inc. NORMA GOMEZ, Administrative Assistant TERESA MACHADO, Intake Representative Published by 911Media® For Advertising call VIOLET PEREZ, Administrative Assistant (818) 848-6397 MARLYNE RINALDI, Sr. Labor Representative GREG TORRES, Public Relations Coordinator PPOA Online Store: Connect with MARK VIDAL, Media Assistant “L.A. County PPOA” MARICELA VILLEGAS, Sr. Administrative Assistant www.poastore.com on Facebook. JIM VOGTS, Legislative Representative cover photo: Kim d. french/ShutterStocK.com VENISE WALLACE, Sr. Labor Representative september 2011 | star&shield 3 Law Enforcement “Brotherhood” Defined by Retirees E ach and every year, I become more and is retirees who dedicate their time to help out. more aware of the difference between the They don’t have to. There is no personal benefit, law enforcement profession of yesteryear no salary, not even a pat on the back. They do it and today. Specifically, there is a noticeable because they still have a sense of the brotherhood difference between retired cops and the “new breed” of cops, and they are committed to helping law Brian Moriguchi currently working in this noble profession. It is not my intention to criticize those currently working, enforcement and the communities we serve ... for their entire lives. I give homage to all of our as many of them are outstanding, dedicated cops. retirees for their continued support and dedication ppOa president These are simply general observations. to PPOA and for their lifelong commitment to lieutenant, lasd It is apparent to me that we have lost the helping others. “brotherhood” in our profession. In the past, we Sadly, we lost two individuals this past year who firstname.lastname@example.org worked side by side, watching out for each other, epitomized the lifelong commitment of retirees. On and our focus was on putting criminals in jail. Today, November 27, 2010, retired LASD Chief Al LeBas criminals are a side note, and we seem to be focused passed away. He lived 88 years and dedicated his on attacking one another. We look toward our next entire adult life to law and order. He was instrumental promotion and for a coattail to ride upon that still in the creation of the California Peace Officer has an inch of space on it. Our focus is on how fast Memorial in Sacramento, honoring more than 1,400 we can get out of working patrol instead of how fast officers killed in the line of duty. I always enjoyed we can get out of the gates of the patrol station to speaking to Al at the Retiree Roundup in Laughlin i give homage to all of put a bad guy in jail. Back in the day, police work each year, where we talked about the importance of was a profession. It actually defined who we were: integrity and honor in law enforcement and in life our retirees for their protectors of society. Today, it is just a job for many in general. On May 26, 2011, we lost another dear continued support officers and the focus is on “what’s in it for me.” friend, Lee Mealy, who authored the Rookies Roost When did these changes occur? Are these changes articles in Star & Shield for many years. Lee was also and dedication to real or is it just my perception that has changed as I a Past President at PPOA and served our members grow older and more tenured in my career? I don’t until the very end. We will miss these individuals ppOa and for their have the answer, but I do know I have the utmost and the many other PPOA members who passed lifelong commitment respect for retirees — not just for their careers in law away this past year. enforcement, but also their continued commitment to helping others. to the overall mission of law enforcement. RETIREE ISSUES When I write articles for Star & Shield, I receive It has been a relatively quiet year in regard to more responses from retirees than active members. retiree issues. Many years ago, we successfully Of course, that could be due to retirees having more litigated in support of our retirees who were denied time to read, but I think it is more likely due to the proper pension compensation due to the their desire to stay involved and informed about exclusion of excess vacation buy back for those who what is going on in the law enforcement profession. When I ask for volunteers for a specific event, it continued on page 11 What’s New? New Address? New Title? New Assignment? New Beneficiary? Keep PPOA Posted! Call the PPOA office at (800) 747-PPOA to keep your records current. 4 star&shield | september 2011 Honor in Membership A re you old enough to recall events from we continue to do so (even the most stubborn of 60 years ago? The year was 1951 — a us) in retirement. But PPOA, as it has grown as an man named Harry was president of the organization, has managed to change the world of United States, and the average home labor and law enforcement in a scope well beyond price was a mere $9,000 (no joke!). Among the what you’d expect over six decades. Art Reddy many events of that year, we had these: In terms of contract gains, policies, employee rights and legislation, I know of no other police • The term “rock and roll” was coined. union that can claim a track record nearly as ppOa board member • Jane Seymour was born. impressive as that of PPOA. That’s why I’m proud lasd retired • The birth control pill was invented. to have been a part of this association for nearly email@example.com • PPOA was established. 45 years. I’ve experienced the ups and downs of our profession and made a lot of lifelong friends For the purposes of this article, guess which of along the way. these I am most proud to celebrate this year? PPOA, Speaking of friends, we all lost a good one in Lee of course! Mealy earlier this year. It’s men like Lee who make The annual issue of PPOA’s Retiree Report is the decision to remain a PPOA member so easy. He always significant to me because of my role as was not only a PPOA patriarch, but he continued to the only retired member serving on the Board provide a service (via his Rookies Roost column) of Directors. And the 2011 issue is even more to his fellow members right up until the month he special because we’re also acknowledging PPOA’s passed. That’s why it has been an honor to count 60th anniversary. myself among so many dedicated PPOA members If I tell you that a lot has changed in the last like Lee. The fact that there is honor in membership 60 years, I’d be stating the obvious. Individually, we’ve each changed in many ways since 1951, and continued on page 21 New Express Scripts Pharmacy Benefits Program R etired members (especially those with open worker’s compensation claims) will be happy to know that the new Express Scripts Program is scheduled to go into effect on October 1, 2011. In a nutshell, this new program looks to be a significant (and much needed) step up from the one we’ve been dealing with. Many of my fellow retirees with worker’s compensation prescriptions know exactly what I’m talking about. The Express Scripts Program simply gives us better access to the prescriptions we need. The issue of not being able to get prescriptions at our pharmacies-of-choice will hopefully be alleviated by a more extensive, smoothly run program. Here are some points of interest about Express Scripts: • More than 50,000 pharmacies in Express Scripts network. • Out-of-network pharmacies can be used and will submit billing to Express Scripts. • Express Scripts make the use of prescription drugs safer and more affordable for tens of millions of consumers through employer, government and union health plans. • Comprehensive list of medications appropriate for work-related injuries. • Ability to manage drug utilization at patient, physician, therapy-class or individual medication level. • Flexibility to meet your needs and capabilities. • First-Fill Program is designed to ensure that prescriptions are filled without delay and claims are handled promptly. It allows for 14-day supply of medication prior to claim liability acceptance. • Home delivery automation process produces a 99.9% dispensing accuracy rate, compared with 98.3% accuracy rate for retail. • Patients can access Express Scripts pharmacists by phone 24-hours a day, seven days a week. • More than 94% of Express Scripts Home Delivery users were extremely or very satisfied with their experience and service. PPOA would like to thank TRISTAR, the LASD Return-to-Work Unit and the CEO/Risk Management team for working with us on this matter. PPOA members seeking more information about Express Scripts can call (800) 945-5951 or visit www.express-scripts.com/workerscompensation. Please note that all employees with open worker’s compensation claims will receive notice in the mail regarding this program prior to the effective date. september 2011 | star&shield 5 Rookies Roost: Keeping a Proud Tradition Alive By Robert Lindsey, PPOA Retired Member T he Rookies Roost column in Star & Shield has long been the With that said, Lee will always move behind my words and although they pride and joy of PPOA’s retired members because of the vision may not be as eloquent or rugged or masterful as his, they are with the best and dedication offered by the late Lee Mealy in sharing the lives of intentions and will always be in reverence to him. and times of others. Lee was always a This first article is simply a thanks if you are rock — calm, cool and collected. He certainly reading it, a hello from this Rookie and a fond intimidated me when I was a rookie. Not because bewilderment as to how I am so blessed to be able he ever intended to, but simply because he was to share the lives of others in such a prominent a legend when legends were real. I have been forum. I doubt that I will be politically correct. asked to pick up where Lee left off, but as we I am seldom at a loss for cynical words regarding all know, that is impossible. He is, in my words, those who would tarnish the reputation of the fin- “unfollowable.” You might as well ask me to fill in est Sheriff ’s Department in the world, and I have for Derek Jeter, and I would have a better chance little patience for ignorant leadership. Aside from of success. those haunting issues, my dog Bruno just downed Clearly, Lee made the Rookies Roost a my onion rings and is headed for the chili cheese place where we could all go to keep in touch fries. I wouldn’t mind, but he sleeps in the same and share a few memories. Between Lee and room if you get my drift (or his). Moon Mullen, there will always be a place that In closing, I would like to thank President Brian we can go to revisit old friends, the best of Moriguchi and Executive Director Paul Roller for memories and the fondest of times. The Rookies allowing me the opportunity to place words into Roost has long been our venue for respecting sentences designed to make you laugh, cry, chuckle those we knew and those who left us all and likely give you the urge to hunt me down. too soon. But rather than hunting me down and hurting So here I am, poised in front of my computer, me more than I ache already, a few short tidbits retired (and better for it!) but still wondering of life from you would go a long way in helping photo courteSy of ricardo eScalante where everybody is and what they are doing. It is me share information with all of our partners in with a humble heart and a conscious mind filled faith, prosperity, retirement and hope. Until next with memories of Lee’s quest that I place words time, God bless. in a column always knowing who still wears the New Rookies Roost author Robert Lindsey shares a Editor’s Note: PPOA will begin mailing new size 18 shoe, and it ain’t me. I am certain, as Lee moment with his wife, Kathleen, at his retirement Rookies Roost surveys to our retired members this looks down, that he is grinning and probably celebration last June. month. Due to the size of our retired membership saying, “The rookie could never write a report, (more than 2,400!) we send our surveys alphabetically, but now he can finally write an article without me having to use a bottle by last name, one half at a time. Those in the A through L category will receive a of red ink or a pair of scissors to straighten it out.” Then would come survey by the end of this month, and the second half of the alphabet will receive something like, “Too bad it took him 32 years to get the hang of it.” Then surveys once we finish printing the feedback from the first half. Please help us he would throw a sideways grin as if he didn’t think I was looking, and keep the Rookies Roost 30-year tradition alive by completing your survey and I would dream of red ink for the next month. sending it back to PPOA. Heck, we even pay for the postage. Be a PPOA Delegate. Be in the Know. Attend quarterly dinner meetings • Receive monthly mailings Keep your coworkers updated If your unit needs a voice and you’re ready to join more than 160 PPOA delegates throughout the County, call Greg at (800) 747-PPOA. 6 star&shield | september 2011 Why Do I Need Power of Attorney in My Estate Plan? By Graham Hawley, United Estate Planning (PPOA-endorsed vendor) DURablE PowER of aTToRnEy The agent is required to act in your best interest, maintain accurate W hen a person becomes incapacitated, the government or records, keep properties intact and avoid conflicts of interest. the courts can appoint a conservator to make decisions The essence of a Durable Power of Attorney is self-control, free of for you. These proceedings for incapacitated persons government or court control. You determine the legal authority acting are almost always undesirable. You have no choice on your behalf. who may be appointed to handle your financial affairs, and your affairs will be exposed to the public, which most people prefer to DURablE PowER of aTToRnEy foR HEalTH CaRE keep private. A Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care allows you to designate One of the ways to avoid government intervention, court intervention an agent to make important health care decisions for you in accordance and/or the appointment of a complete stranger acting on your behalf with your wishes. You may give the agent broad powers or you may as your conservator is to nominate your own Durable Power of limit his or her powers to certain acts. Attorney agent. Similar to the financial durable power of attorney, you give the agent A Durable Power of Attorney is a written document stating that one power to make health-related decisions on your behalf. person gives to another person the full power and authority to represent Your agent is obligated to act in accordance with your religious, him or her. The document is signed and notarized. This person is called moral and other legal requests. your agent or your attorney in fact. Your agent’s authority begins when your doctor certifies that you Generally your agent has the power to handle all of your finances if lack the competence to make health care decisions on your own behalf. you are unable to do so on your own. You may want to give your agent You must be more than 18 years of age to sign a valid Health the authority to do some of the following: Care Directive. Your state of mind is also very important; you must • Use your assets to pay your everyday expenses. understand the nature and the purpose of this document and know its • Buy, sell, maintain and pay taxes on mortgages, real estate and contents and how it is going to operate. other properties. This document is signed by the person who creates the document • Collect Social Security, Medicare and other and then notarized by a notary public. government benefits. A living will or an advanced directive is a document in which • Handle transactions with banks and other you state in advance your wishes with regard to medical treatment, financial institutions. life sustaining treatment or to decline treatment. In case of a • File and pay taxes. terminal illness or incapacitation, you may also authorize or decline • Operate your small business. organ donations. • Claims and litigations. The living will is a valuable tool. Always select someone who • Transfer properties to a trust already created. understands your wishes, can convey your wishes and can advocate for • Manage your retirement account. your health care under the authority you have granted them. Important Websites for Retirees www.lasd.org www.fop.net www.popafcu.org L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Fraternal Order of Police POPA Federal Credit Union www.da.co.la.ca.us www.relac.org www.ppoa.com L.A. County District Attorney’s Office Retired Employees of L.A. County L.A. County Professional Peace Officers Association www.lacera.com www.firstgov.gov LACERA U.S. government resources www.camemorial.org California Peace Officers’ Memorial www.sheriffsrelief.org www.lasdretired.org Foundation Sheriffs’ Relief Association Extensive information for retired deputies september 2011 | star&shield 7 PPOA Retiree Dissects Progression and Possible Future of Community “Policing” By Dale J. Peroutka, J.D. (LASD ret. 1988) A ccording to www.cops.us, “Community policing is a philosophy a step or two further: How would community probation work? Or, how that promotes organizational strategies, which support the would community parole or possibly even community corrections work? systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques, Let’s take the most critical problem first, that of community corrections. to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to The federal courts have dictated that California prisons must reduce their public safety issues, such as crime, social disorder, and fear.” prisoner population by approximately 35,000 inmates. The recidivism rate There are more than 9,500 different police and sheriff ’s departments in in California is estimated at approximately 75%. These inmates will rejoin the United States. Some commentators have asserted that there are nearly their communities with a record as a convicted felon, with little or no future as many different community policing programs. A large number of such of meaningful employment, and very probably a return to the environment partnerships have continued to be successful, while others are discarded. of what contributed to their criminal violations in the first place. To urge The obvious reason for the change to community policing philosophy that these inmates will be successfully integrated into their communities and is that law enforcement finally understood what did not work. The that they will be positively contributing members, see the above definition emphasis was on prior failures and disjointed efforts to solve and/or of insanity. The parameters of this community prisons concept will need prevent crime. As good as law enforcement was then and is today, if to be ascertained and applied. But it is asserted that the needs of viable we continue to stop, search, investigate and arrest criminals as well as employment, housing and training/education must be developed by and we do, one could make the argument that there shouldn’t be any more within the community. A streamlined partnership with the community and criminals on the street, i.e., they’re all in jail or prison. It is clear that we ex-convict with economic and sociological benefits to both should do much know this theory is not true. The prior procedure/process of us telling to decrease the present recidivism rate. the community what their problems are and how we will solve them was Obviously, money is always an issue. To argue that there is no money also unsuccessful. Crime continues. available in our government or community is patently false. There are funds Today, via the concepts of community policing, most of American law available to pay the horrible costs of crime after the fact; a proactive approach enforcement is developing systems to expand and utilize communication should indicate that there are funds available before the crime. Substantial and input from communities on the issues of what they, the community, tax benefits could proactively encourage businesses to train or educate think they want and need. After all, the theory is we are there to protect these returning citizens to their communities. Federal and state grants could and serve, not dictate what their problems and solutions are. be made available to the communities to assist in this concept. A futuristic Moreover, the entire Criminal Justice system, including the courts, idea is based upon the veterans’ benefit for owning a home; perhaps a similar probation, parole and prisons are, in many ways, still contributing to and approach would work for the returning inmates, which would make them a dictating to the communities the major issues and ineffective solutions viable and creditable member of the community (with the community, state to the problems of crime. If the present system was successful or had a or federal government retaining conditional ownership until the parolee’s possible future of being successful, our families, neighbors and friends successful completion of the conditions of his or her parole and release). could walk the streets at night without fear and without being armed. That The same argument could easily be made for community probation freedom, that sense of confidence and well-being, is simply not occurring with an emphasis on greater community involvement with the probation in the United States. department. The emphasis is, again, on money. Tax benefits and/or grants or Alright, but then what? One definition of insanity is that if one performs loans should be made available to employers for employment of probationers. an identical action repetitively, one should expect a different result. It is An integral part of this community probation would be the financial benefits submitted that the Criminal Justice system is performing an identical to both sides of the partnership. action repetitively. A comparison of other countries with a much lower crime rate, such as It is viewed by many progressive Criminal Justice thinkers that Japan, is that of public “shaming.” Some community newspapers, such as community policing is a viable and workable future. Let’s take that thought the Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Herold Times Reporter, frequently publicize the names of all arrests and citations and even parking tickets. Would a normally credible citizen want to see his/her name in the newspapers as being on parole or probation? Might this idea have an effect on our crime rate? To summarize, the present Criminal Justice System simply is not progressive in solving the crime rate of our communities. While overall crime has somewhat stabilized, a crime has terrible, even deadly consequences for the people we are supposed to “protect and serve.” The above comments are intended to furnish a foundation for thought, discussion and planning to remove the “insanity” we are mired in and to provide a more viable and safe future for our communities. Dale J. Peroutka is a longtime member of PPOA and Police Futurists International. He retired from the Sheriff ’s Department as a sergeant in 1988 and later received his Juris Doctorate. He currently teaches college level Criminal Justice subjects. 8 star&shield | september 2011 Top 10 Lists for Retirement Destinations in the U.S. Being that PPOA has retired members living in 40 states, we are regularly intrigued by the destinations they choose and the reasons for doing so. Here are a few considerations that also piqued our interest. Top 10 Affordable Cities for Retirement • Winchester, Virginia • Cheyenne, Wyoming • Portland, Maine • Columbus, Indiana • Gainesville, Georgia • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania • Wenatchee, Washington • Ithaca, New York • Tulsa, Oklahoma • Midland, Texas Source: AARP Criteria includes: Property and sale tax rates, housing prices, cost of living and tax rates on pensions and social security. Top 10 Tax-Friendly States for Retirees in 2011 • Wyoming • Georgia • Mississippi • Oklahoma • Pennsylvania • South Carolina • Kentucky • Delaware • Alabama • Louisiana Source: www.Kiplinger.com Criteria includes: Tax rates and exemptions. All states above exempt Social Security benefits from state income taxes and many exclude government and military pensions from income taxes. Some offer blanket exclusions up to a specific dollar amount for a wide variety of retirement income. Top 10 Retirement Towns of 2011 photo: GerGo orban/ShutterStocK.com • Georgetown, Texas • Fort Collins, Colorado • Burlington, Vermont • Tucson, Arizona • Portland, Oregon • Lafayette, Indiana • St. Petersburg, Florida • St. George, Utah • Beaufort, South Carolina • Fayetteville, Arkansas Source: www.SecondAct.org Criteria includes: Affordability, climate, culture, recreation, public transportation and educational opportunities. september 2011 | star&shield 9 Retiree Events office of Public Safety Reunion luncheon l.a. County Retired Deputies September 22, 2011 First Wednesday of each month Proud Bird Restaurant Carrows, Hesperia 11022 Aviation Blvd., Los Angeles 11:00 a.m. Info: RSVP to Carl Moore, (213) 718-1567 or firstname.lastname@example.org Desert Heat lunch Second Wednesday of each month 8th annual PPoa Retiree luncheon Elks Club, Lake Havasu October 5, 2011 Sheraton Fairplex, Pomona The Motherlode loafers Free for retired PPOA members and spouses. Second Wednesday of each month RSVP by Sept. 26th: (323) 261-3010 (See page 13) Location varies among Grass Valley restaurants Info: email@example.com RElaC RV Campout October 31-November 2 Retired Deputies in las Vegas Shadow Hills Resort, Indio Third Wednesday of each month Info: www.relac.org Blue Ox Tavern on Sahara 12:00 p.m. l.a. County Retired Marshals lunch Info: Tony Silas, (702) 251-8088 November 2, 2011 Hometown Cafe, Cerritos Compton alumni association Third Wednesday of each month laSD Class 151 Crystal Hotel & Casino Possible 40th Reunion in October 2011 12:00 p.m. Info: Sue Tyler, firstname.lastname@example.org Santa Clarita area Retired Sheriff’s laSD Class 155 Personnel Quarterly luncheon September 2012 (exact date TBD) Second Thursday in February, May, August and November Bend, Oregon Tournament Players Club restaurant, Valencia Info: All those in 6th platoon, please contact 11:30 a.m. Cathy Renner, (541) 388-4686 or email@example.com Info: firstname.lastname@example.org lakewood RoMEos luncheons firestone Station Retirees lunch Second Monday of each month (others welcome, Too) Fourth Thursday of each month los angeles Retired Deputy Sheriffs (laRDS) 11:00 a.m. Second Monday of each month Maggie’s Pub, Santa Fe Springs Bella Italia Restaurant, San Gabriel (across from Northwoods Inn) Info: email@example.com or Jack at firstname.lastname@example.org 11:30 a.m./$10.00 antelope Valley Retirees wuzz fuzz/Victor Valley Last Friday of every month Second Tuesday of each month Carrows on Avenue K, Lancaster Hometown Buffet, Victorville 7:00 a.m. 7:30 a.m. Info: Carlos Valdez, (661) 943-0125 or email@example.com Retired D.a. Investigators lunch fuzz That wuzz/Central California First Wednesday of each month Occasional reunion for LASD retirees Frantone’s, 10808 Alondra Boulevard, Cerritos Info: Walt Scheuerell, (559) 683-6320 or firstname.lastname@example.org 11:00 a.m. Info: Wes English, (714) 962-5862 northern Sierra Retirees Occasional reunion for LASD retirees Inland Empire old Guys Info: Drake Robles, email@example.com First Wednesday of each month B.C. Café, Rancho Cucamonga Deputies-on-The-Go Travel Group 11:30 a.m. Info: Pete Moreno, (909) 941-4416 or firstname.lastname@example.org Info: Dock Parnell, (909) 981-6217 10 star&shield | september 2011 Moriguchi continued from page 4 used any 4850 time during their careers. As a result of this litigation, many health care both nationally and locally in California. There is no doubt of our retirees were able to increase their retirement by up to 8 percent, that we have good retiree health care, and there is no doubt that the cost including some back pay for the many years of deprivation of their proper of health care is rising. But, WE EARNED IT AND DESERVE IT! Retirees pension. We have handled many cases this past year and improved the have sacrificed a great deal, including their well being and health, and have pensions of more than 100 retirees. If you believe you may be entitled to dedicated their lives in support and protection of all people from ruthless compensation (i.e., used 4850 time, had excess vacation time on the books and dangerous criminals who would otherwise prey upon them. For risking when you retired and was denied buy-back for the excess time), please our lives and faithfully serving our communities for many decades, it contact me and I will follow up on your behalf. is completely reasonable and absolutely appropriate that we receive fair I am fortunate to work closely with the retiree representative on the medical care and reasonable pensions. There are many who are attacking PPOA Board of Directors, Art Reddy. Art and I regularly discuss retiree our pensions and benefits using these tough economic times to fuel the fire. issues and take proactive steps to resolve these issues. Last year, many PPOA remains vigilant and will actively defend the benefits afforded our retirees had difficulty dealing with Tristar or Corvel on medical claims. Art members through fair and equitable negotiations. We will fight to protect and I met with Tristar and LASD Risk Management personnel to address LACERA and our pension system in order to ensure it can survive and individual retiree issues and have successfully resolved many of them. provide for our retirees of today and the future. Of course, not all of them are resolved in favor of our members, but we I hope all of you are enjoying retirement, and I can’t thank you enough have certainly improved the service and accountability of Tristar for our for your continued support of PPOA. I just hope that future retirees members. This year, we focused on complaints about denials of prescription will understand the importance of PPOA and the brotherhood of law drugs in which many retirees were being denied their previously approved enforcement for both active members and retirees. Take care. prescriptions and ordered to go to specific pharmacies to obtain their prescriptions. Again, we brought this to the attention of Tristar and the LASD, and we are happy to see that they have decided to terminate their Connect with relationship with the prescription drug company that administered the “L.A. County PPOA” program. You can read about the new program elsewhere in this issue of Star & Shield. on Facebook for Speaking of Art, he is the chairperson of the PPOA legislative committee news, updates and special and is active in our legislative endorsements and political action activities. offers. One of the key areas we are anticipating for the upcoming year is attacks on FACEBOOK.COM/LAPPOA retiree health care. You have certainly read about efforts to reduce retiree j september 2011 | star&shield 11 District Attorney’s Whom to Call When Office Promotions a Spouse Dies Congratulations to the When a spouse dies, the last thing you need is confusion following PPOA members on about whom to contact. Keep this list in your files. The their recent promotions: order in which you place the calls is not important. • PPOA: (800) 747-7762 • Sheriffs’ Relief: (800) 544-4772 Pat McPherson, Captain • LACERA: (800) 786-6464 • Social Security Administration: (800) 772-1213 • Department of Veteran Affairs: (800) 827-1000 Jesus Gomez, Lieutenant • POPA Federal Credit Union: (800) 369-7672 • Banks and credit unions Rogelio Maldonado, Lieutenant • Insurance companies • Auto registration and insurance • Utility bills James B. Smith, Lieutenant • Credit cards and loan companies • Church Christopher Briggs, Supervising Investigator • Mortgage company Don’t forget to call extended and distant family members Laurie Devine-Knieriem, Supervising Investigator and friends as well. If you are simply too overwhelmed, you can avoid hurting others’ feelings by asking someone Karen Pewitt, Supervising Investigator to do this for you. PPOA Here Are 500 Reasons Why It Pays to Read StarShield & Cash is great, but our giveaways aren’t Five $100 prizes the only reasons to read Star & Shield. j Members who find the hidden symbol in Star & Shield Each issue gives you the latest information on and register through our website (www.ppoa.com) by the end of this month will be entered • Contract negotiations • Hot topics on the job into a drawing for one of five $100 prizes. • Benefit changes • Association news The hidden symbol is: • Retirement considerations • Upcoming events This giveaway is open to PPOA members only. You must be 18 or older to win. 12 star&shield | september 2011 8th Annual PPOA Retiree Luncheon october 5, 2011 Sheraton Fairplex 601 W. McKinley Avenue, Pomona 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. FREE for retired PPOA member and one guest. Free gifts and drawings! RSVP required by September 26. (800) 747-PPOA or email@example.com september 2011 | star&shield 13 Exploring the Benefits and Considerations That Come with Charitable Giving By Reza Bahari-Mehr, Senior Wealth Management Group (PPOA-Endorsed Vendor) I hope all is well and you are having lots fun in retirement. I want to are Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust (CRAT) and Charitable touch on a subject that I am very passionate about. At one point or Remainder Unitrust (CRUT). A CRAT pays the donor a stable income another, most of us have either been directly involved with a charitable with a set dollar amount over the life of the trust. For example, if you organization or have had the fortune of giving money to different create a $100,000 CRAT for 20 years, you will receive a fixed income of causes. Philanthropy is not just for the super wealthy and famous. As a $5,000 per year and it will never fluctuate. If you opt for a Charitable matter of fact, most people give without expecting recognition, and it is a Remainder Unitrust (CRUT), you will receive a fixed percentage amount great feeling to know that you have made a positive difference in someone’s of at least 5 percent. At the beginning of each year, the value of the trust life. Think about the last time you volunteered for a worthy event or you is determined and your payout could be higher or lower depending on were able to lend a hand when someone needed it the most. the value and market performance. Both options are good and neither is You all know the amount of work PPOA does for its members as well as better than the other. different events that the association coordinates to raise money for worthy causes. The first one that comes to mind is the annual golf tournament that How Do I CHooSE? generates much-needed support for families of fallen officers. I would really There are a few factors that will go into determining the best choice for like you to consider the Professional Peace Officers Charitable Foundation an individual. Your life expectancy, future and present financial needs, as a destination for your charitable gifts. I believe that if you are going to risk tolerance, the type of asset, future contributions, and finally, your tax give a sizable dollar amount, you also need to take full advantage of all tax bracket are some of the factors that need to be measured so you and your discounts that could be associated with it. chosen charity can maximize the range of benefits. aVaIlablE VEHIClES Tax bREakS Charitable Remainder Trusts, also known as CRT’s, have been Another advantage of the Charitable Remainder Trust is that the profit a popular vehicle for many donors. 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In avoiding capital gains taxation, more of your money will go to your charity and not the government. You can also get a deduction on your income tax because your Charitable Remainder Trust supports a charitable cause. Also, the compromise tax bill (“Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Authorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010”) extends until December 31, 2011, a provision know as the “Charitable IRA Rollover,” which allows taxpayers age 70.5 or older to make tax-free transfers (of up to $100,000 per year) directly from their IRA to charities. IRS code section 664 lists the requirements a trust must meet in order to qualify as a Charitable Remainder Trust. If you are interested in setting up a Charitable Remainder Trust, please call PPOA at (800) 747-PPOA and allow us to serve you. We will do our best to create a legacy for you and your family. In closing, I want to say thank you for your ongoing support, and I wish you all a healthy life filled with success. “To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, THIS is to have succeeded.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson. Visit our website at www.PPOA.com Maher Al-Bouz, D.D.S. In Honor of the Men and Women Who Serve and Protect our Cities • Biodentistry • Root Canal Therapy • Comprehensive Dental • Dentures & Partials & Emergency Care • Crowns & Bridges • Lumineer & Traditional Veneers • Orthodontics • Invisalign • Pediatric Dentistry • Bonding & Tooth-Colored Fillings • Dental Implants • All dental specialists under one roof 639 E. 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PPOA Donald Stotts, Tom Ewens, Joe Barrett, Robert Braman photoS courteSy of GreG torreS Robert Olmsted, Roosevelt Blow Ron Abbott, George Rose, Jack Holt 16 star&shield | september 2011 Greg Young, Al Kopperud, Robert McCarty Nancy Malone, Joseph Raffa, Bob Malone Bob Welch, Tom Ewens Ed Propersi, Bill McSweeney, Ron Wallach Brian Moriguchi, Harry Penny Al Kopperud, Richard Orosco Leon Brown, Sally Harwell, Terry Black, Maria Burwell Pete Finnigan, John Spiller Walt Johnston, Frank Linley Roger Wilson, Tom Vetter september 2011 | star&shield 17 STANDARD CCW RENEWAL In an effort to better serve Sheriff’s Department retirees, the renewal Once we have received all of the necessary information from you, application to carry a concealed weapon is printed below and can also we will schedule an appointment. You will need to bring your expiring be found at www.lasd.org. For those retirees living a great distance ID/CCW with you to your appointment, as we will collect it. A new from our Employee Service Center in Monterey Park, California, you ID/CCW will be issued to you on your appointment date. In rare may renew your CCW by mail. cases, an investigation may be required prior to the renewal of an The renewal-by-mail process takes approximately two weeks. During ID/CCW. Should you have any questions, please call the Employee that time, you will be without your ID/CCW. Please print and complete Service Center. the application below. Mail the completed application, along with your expiring ID/CCW, to: Retiree Qualification Procedures The purpose of this bulletin is to inform retired LASD sworn person- Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department nel of the current Department procedures to certify them under the Employee Service Center Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004. This federal law allows 101 Centre Plaza Drive honorably retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed firearm Monterey Park, California 91754 nationwide, but requires annual proficiency certification. The LASD Weapons Training Unit has developed a firearms test for those retired For our retirees within driving distance of the Employee Service members who wish to take advantage of the privileges afforded to Center, you may call our main number, (323) 526-5500, to schedule them under the new law. a same-day appointment. When you call the Employee Service Center, one of our representatives Annual Qualification will ask you all of the questions on the application. (It may benefit you The Department firearms proficiency test for retirees assesses to print the application and complete it prior to your call.) general firearms safety and proficiency in handling and firing weapons. It is available to any retired LASD deputy who retired in good standing. California residency is not required. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department test can be administered daily, by appointment, at the Retirement ID and CCW Renewal Information Sheet Biscailuz Pistol Range. The primary purpose for making Employee Service Center appointments is to ensure that the range is operating 101 Centre Plaza Drive and that personnel are available to accommodate Monterey Park, Ca 91754 Main (323) 526-5500 Fax (323) 981-5925 retirees when they arrive. E-Mail: email@example.com Call (323) 267-2730 to schedule an appointment. Retired personnel who successfully complete the CCW Expiration Date: H.R. 218 firearms proficiency test will immediately be Last Name First Name M issued a certification card, valid for one year from the date of certification. This card must be carried Employee Number Social Security Number Date of Birth with the retiree’s Department identification. Driver’s License State Rank at Retirement Retired from what Dept Additional Information • The Sheriff has directed that the firearms proficiency Sex Race Ht Wt Eyes Hair test and annual certification be provided at no cost to LASD retirees. You will be able to purchase .38, .45 or Street Address 9mm ammunition at the range. For other calibers, you will need to bring your own ammunition. City State Zip Code • Retirees who do not wish to carry a concealed firearm outside of California do not have to qualify Home Phone W ork or Cell under the federal law. However, if they wish to continue carrying in California, they must renew their CCW Comm ents: permit as currently required. • Currently, we can only certify those LASD retirees who can report to the Biscailuz Pistol Range to be tested. It is anticipated that, in the future, additional agencies statewide will be able to certify LASD personnel. • H.R. 218 allows for LASD retirees living in other states to be certified by that state if the state offers such a test. Retirees living out of state should contact their local law enforcement agency to determine if such a test is available. Any questions regarding the contents of this bulletin may be directed to the LASD Leadership and Training Division at (323) 526-5375. http://www.lasd.org/contact_us/inquiry/reg_ccw_renewal_app.pdf 18 star&shield | september 2011 Mystery Photos I Remember That Guy! That’s “What’s-His-Name!” PPoa has an impressive collection of photos dating back to its inception 60 years ago. but rather than go back THaT far, here is a handful of photos from the last 20 years to help you gauge how sharp your memory is. look closely to see how many of these subjects you can identify. names are listed at the bottom of the page. PPOA Top left: Denny Carroll, Bob Mallon, Dave Bauchop, Vic Garcia. Middle left: Bill Kupper, Duane Harris, Janet Williams, Dale Schirman, Bill Sieber. Bottom left: Roger Mayberry, Luther Russell, J.R. Wagnon. Top right: Sherman Block, Phil Katz, John Fleming. Middle right: Kenneth Allen, Charles Wood, Gus Carlton. Bottom right: Ed Propersi, Gary Lyon, George Rose. september 2011 | star&shield 19 FOP H.R. 218 Legal Defense Plan Thanks to PPOA’s affiliation with the Fraternal Order of Police FOP membership (approximately $1 per month) is required in order (FOP), our retired members are eligible to enroll in the FOP H.R. to enroll in this plan. 218 Legal Defense Plan. This plan provides coverage for civil and For more information about the FOP plan, contact Roger Mayberry criminal claims associated with H.R. 218. The annual coverage limit at firstname.lastname@example.org, Bill Westermann at email@example.com is $15,000, at a cost of $50 annually per participant. Please note that or Hylant Group at (800) 341-6038. 20 star&shield | september 2011 Reddy continued from page 5 Project LeAD — may be lost on the few who don’t appreciate the many ways that PPOA has improved our careers (and lives) as peace officers, but the fact that more than Preparing Children to 2,400 retirees proudly maintain their PPOA membership says more than Make the Right Choices enough for me. Thousands of L.A. County retirees consider PPOA to be part of the extended family that is the Sheriff ’s Department, District Attorney’s Office or Marshal’s Office. We’re proud to stick together and support each other, not because we have to, but because it’s the right thing to do. On the business front, there is some good news to report to PPOA retirees. By now, most of you know that PPOA has been working with the County in an effort to address issues with our prescription plan. Rather than rehash the many problems we encountered with our current plan, I am happy to announce that the County agreed to change contract services and procedures (more evidence that PPOA continues to affect positive change for retirees!). The new Pharmacy Benefit Management Program is scheduled to go into effect on October 1, 2011, and all employees with open worker’s compensation claims will receive notice in the mail prior l.a. County District attorney Steve Cooley acknowledges to the effective date. Please see the chart on page 6 for more details on Sergeant Tony Romo for his service as a Project lEaD (legal the program. Enrichment and Decision-Making) facilitator. The annual pro- Thank you again to all of PPOA’s retired members. Through your gram, coordinated by the D.a.’s office, is designed to help PPOA membership, you’ve all contributed to an honorable legacy. The volunteers better prepare children to make the right choices young members who join PPOA each year are benefiting from that legacy, in life. In all, more than 24,000 children have competed the whether they know it or not. Their careers are better for it, their families Project lEaD curriculum since 1993. are better protected and their retirement, one day, will be as rewarding, if not more so, than ours. This program is currently accepting facilitator applications for And finally, I’ll leave you with a quote I heard the other day: the 2011-2012 school year. The deadline to apply is September “Retirement means no pressure, no stress, no heartache. Unless you 30, 2011. for more information, please call (213) 974-7401. PPOA play golf.” D.A. Reunion DMV Confidentiality Retired LASD peace officers with California driver’s licenses are eligible to receive DMV confidentiality of home address indefinitely. To request DMV confidentiality of home address, obtain form INV-32 by contacting: L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Personnel Administration, Processing Unit 101 Centre Plaza Drive Monterey Park, California 91754 Attn: DMV Confidentiality Coordinator (323) 526-5437 — Anna Calderon (323) 526-5500 — Main Line Personnel Please note that INV-32 forms are no longer available for pickup at local DMV offices. They are now available only through the above contact information. Retired D.A. Investigators met for their annual reunion in Las Vegas, and we have a photo to prove it! The retirees gathered at the Qualifying retirees should always complete their own personal Sun Coast Hotel on April 27th. Hershel Aron (ret. 1991) was kind information regardless of the request. The employment enough to share a group photo from the occasion. verification section of the INV-32 form should be left blank; it will be filled out by Personnel. In the job title section, write Front Row (left to right): Bill Burnett, Hershel Aron. Second Row: “retired” and your former position. In the badge number Bill Sheaffer, Tony Patchett, Howard Wheeler, Jim Van Lueven, Ron section, enter your former employee number. Completed Tevere. Back Row: Mel Wesson, Wes English, Fred Willis, Al Hickock, request forms for DMV confidentiality of home address should Oscar Mims, Al Layne. be mailed to the LASD Personnel address listed above. PPOA september 2011 | star&shield 21 PPoa Monthly Dues as of Jan. 1, 2011 (based on 1% of top step salary) Unit 612 (Sheriff, D.a.) Sergeant & Above $79.71 Supv. Inv. D.A. & Above $79.71 Unit 614 (Coroner/Sheriff) Criminalist $60.62 Criminalist Lab Tech. $40.76 Forensic ID Spec. I $57.42 Forensic ID Spec. II $69.43 Senior Criminalist $79.71 Unit 621 (Sheriff) Civilian Investigator $58.57 Court Services Spec. $37.89 Crime Analyst $57.14 Custody Assistant $46.34 Law Enforcement Tech. $41.98 Public Response Dispatcher I $41.88 Public Response Dispatcher II $49.28 Public Resp. Dispatcher Specialist $53.33 Security Assistant $22.08 Security Officer $35.04 Supv. Public Resp. Dispatcher $54.93 Unit 631 (Coroner) Coroner Investigator Trainee $55.20 Coroner Investigator $61.52 Unit 632 (Coroner) Supv. Coroner’s Investigator I $66.74 Supv. Coroner’s Investigator II $72.93 other Service Members $10.00 Retired prior to 1/1/80 $2.50 Retired after 1/1/80 $10.00 22 star&shield | september 2011 10-22 by Claude Anderson (LASD ret. 1978) Want more cartoons by Claude? Call toll-free: (888) 854-2341 ROBIN JACOB YANES ATTORNEY AT LAW CRIMINAL MATTERS PERSONAL INJURY LEGAL ISSUES 310 306-6648 13315 Washington Blvd., #300 Los Angeles, CA 90066 www.yaneslaw.com “The victim tried to kiss his pet snake on the lips. He’s now at the hospital, A man you can trust firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ve upgraded his condition from ‘serious’ to ‘stupid.’” Star & Shield Contest winners $100 Prize winners July 2011 Issue Joseph Cavaleri, Sr. Criminalist Arthur Luna, Custody Assistant Kimberly Salas, Security Officer Myron Trimble, Security Officer Randall Williams, Custody Assistant Calendar of Events September 8: october 5: PPOA Delegates Meeting 8th Annual PPOA Retiree Luncheon Luminarias, Monterey Park Sheraton Fairplex, Pomona 5:00 p.m. Dinner See page 13 5:30 p.m. Meeting RSVP to (323) 261-3010 or email@example.com. november 8-9: CopsWest Convention September 15: Ontario Convention Center Last Day to Submit PPOA Board Nominating Petition Products, information and training. Info: (323) 261-3010 Info: www.cpoa.org october 1: november 19: Annual “Fun in the Sun” Chili Cook-Off Cops-4-Causes Spartan Race Malibu Jack Bones Equestrian Center Calamigos Ranch, Malibu 26983 Tapia Canyon Rd. Castaic, California Mud run, obstacles and physical and mental challenges. 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Info: www.cops4causes.org Kids Zone, live music and more. Benefits Special Olympics, Fueled by the Fallen and more. Info: www.alanar.net/chilicookoff.html september 2011 | star&shield 23 Letters to PPOA 24 star&shield | september 2011 PPOA.com Headlines the following is a partial list of breaking news links posted at www.PPOA.com last month. visit the ppoa website to stay up to date on the news affecting los angeles county and its current and retired peace officers. August 18: New Arrivals at Avalon Sheriff’s Station August 18: Enron Billionaire Bankrolls California Advocate for Public Pension Changes August 18: Handgun Open Carry Ban & Ammunition Bill Expected to be Heard This Week August 18: Port of L.A. Maritime Law Enforcement Training Center Holds First Classes August 18: LASD Among Multi-Agency Asian Gang Crackdown; Weapons, Drugs Seized August 18: Task Force Targets Graffiti Vandals; 15 Arrested August 17: LA County Supervisors Slam State Plan to Transfer Prisoners August 17: New Anti-Gang Squad Looks to Stem ‘Foreign’ Influence in Santa Clarita Crime August 17: Sheriff’s Department ‘Watchdog’ Hired to Review Fullerton PD August 17: La Puente Mayor Refuses to Sign Public Safety Contract With LASD August 17: Sheriff’s Lieutenant Lends Vocals to Classic Rock Band August 17: LA County Supervisors Slam State Plan to Transfer Prisoners August 16: Deputies Seize 11,000 Pot Plants in Angeles National Forest August 16: Deputies Arrest Alleged Red Bull Bandits August 16: Retired L.A. County Sheriff’s Sergeant to Head Military Order of the Purple Heart August 16: La Habra Heights City Council Plans Closed-Session Budget Meeting with LASD August 16: LAPD: Police Policing the Police with Technology August 16: Cooley Protests Ruling on DNA Collection August 16: Sheriff Baca Says State Parolees Should Come to L.A. County Jails First whom to Call at PPoa... Discount Tickets, address Updates, non-Job-Related free notary Services: legal Consultation: Call Violet Perez Call Maricela Villegas Disability, Insurance benefits: Star & Shield, PPoa Call norma Gomez website, Delegates: Call Greg Torres Membership, Dues Deductions: board and foundation Call Clare franco Inquiries, Political action: Call Sandi bryant Job-Related labor Representation: Call Teresa Machado (323) 261-3010 september 2011 | star&shield 25 Discounted Ticket Prices for PPOA Members Venue Adult Child Adventure City (Anaheim) 9.75 9.75 Boomers! 14.00 14.00 Disneyland or California Adventure 76.00 71.00 Disney/Calif. Adven. One-Day Hopper 96.00 91.00 Disney Annual Passports • SoCal Select (valid 170 days) 191.00 191.00 • SoCal (valid 215 days) 258.00 258.00 • Deluxe (valid 315 days) 362.00 362.00 • Premium (valid 365 days w/ parking) 476.00 476.00 Huntington Library 12.00 12.00 Knott’s Berry Farm 31.00 21.50 Knott’s Soak City 23.00 20.50 L.A. Zoo 11.50 8.25 Legoland Three-Park (Aquarium/Legoland/ 64.00 64.00 Waterpark) (Two-Day Ticket) Legoland (Two-Day Ticket) 54.00 54.00 Long Beach Aquarium 18.00 10.50 Magic Mountain 27.00 18.00 Magic Mountain Hurricane Harbor 21.00 15.50 Medieval Times 42.50 30.75 Movie Tix (UA, Krik, AMC, Edwards, Regal) Range 6.25-7.75 Pirates Dinner Theatre 37.00 28.00 Raging Waters 24.00 24.00 Raging Waters Season Pass 51.00 51.00 San Diego Zoo 34.50 25.50 San Diego Wild Animal Park 34.50 25.50 Scandia Amusement Park/Ontario 14.00 14.00 Sea World 46.00 46.00 Universal Studios (Three-Day Ticket) 64.00 (credit card only) 64.00 (credit card only) Universal Studios 12-Month Pass w/ Blackouts 77.00 (credit card only) 77.00 (credit card only) Universal Studios 12-Month Pass w/o Blackouts 94.00 (credit card only) 94.00 (credit card only) Universal Premium Star Pass 134.00 (credit card only) 134.00 (credit card only) Universal Front of the Line Pass 149.00 (credit card only) 149.00 (credit card only) Movie Theater Restricted Unrestricted AMC Theatres 6.25 7.75 Harkins Theatre (Chino Hills) 6.25 7.75 Krikorian 7.75 7.75 Pacific 6.25 n/a Regal/Edwards/UA 6.75 7.75 Cinemark 7.75 7.75 SPECIAL OFFER: Universal Studios Half-Price Appreciation Day, Saturday, November 19, 2011 One-day general admission tickets are available at PPOA for $37 (reg. $74). All ticket sales are final. Prices and details on the PPOA website are subject to change. Always call first to confirm prices and availability. Limited to six (6) tickets per member, per venue. Please call the PPOA office at (323) 261-3010 for more information. 26 star&shield | september 2011 PPOA Classifieds CEMETERY LOTS BiG iSLAnD HAWAii COnDO FOR REnT 2001 SPORTSMAn 5TH WHEEL Rose Hills Cemetery. 2 plots for sale at sold- One week rental 5/6-5/13/2011. 1 b/d, 1/bath, 30ft KZ Sportsman bunkhouse with two opposing out Sequoia Lawn, lot 3004. Asking only $7,500 sleeps 4, full kitchen. Located in town of Kailua- slideouts kitchen / LR. Roof 2 yrs old, tires only for both. I will pay transfer fees on one, buyer 200 miles. Clean $8800 firstname.lastname@example.org Kona. w/view of Kailua-Bay. $850.00. E-mail responsible for the other. Contact Erric Roman MadKen842@aol.com (0411) (909) 282-2863 (0811) (323) 456-2353. (0711) 1984 CHEVY VAn TiMESHARE FOR SALE 1946 FORD 1984 All White Chevy C-30 Step Van less than Worldmark Trendwest, 8000 credits per year. Coupe, 327 chevrolet, 3 speed column, power disk 6500 miles Very good condition, runs great 16000 credits on account. Asking $4,500. Will pay brakes, lincoln rear - end, great paint and tires. $299 transfer fee. Payments up to date. More info $22,000. Please call Ed (949) 496-6432. (0811) asking price $10,000.00 OBO. 951-892-4309 or at: worldmarktheclub.com. Call Lorraine at (503) email@example.com. Email me for photos! (0411) 867-9968. (0811) 2004 HARLEY DAViDSOn VACATiOn OWnERSHiP Road King, Police Edition, Dark Blue, extras, only LAS VEGAS TiMESHARE 3,297 miles, as new. $11,900, Bob at 805 553-0124 $5000.00 will get you a lifetime ownership to 2 bedroom/2 bath at Cancun Resort of Las Vegas. or E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org (0811) Monarch Grand Vacation Resort. Pick your dates Dates: Sept. 3-5, 2011 (3 nights.) Beautiful resorts and villa type at great locations. Call Tony at w/ pool, billiard room, child play room & more. LAnD FOR SALE in OREGOn 661-203-8650 (0711) Call Saif Kutubi at (323) 895-3927 (0911) Land for sale in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Priced to sell due to death in the family. 2.3 acres for $12.000 PROWLER TRAVEL TRAiLER or best offer. Vivian (310) 351-8644 (0711) ADCO CLASS A RV COVER 1997 - 31 foot, large slide-out, queen bed, lots of storage, new awning, AC, clean and excellent New still in box - fits 30' to 33.5' class A 2004 PACE ARROW MOTORHOME condition, $10K. Call Tony 661-203-8650 (0711) motorhome passenger side entry panels - Dupont Tyvec top Bought this cover then bought a bigger RV in immaculate condition, with tow bar package ($3500 value) and other upgrades. Under 11,000 RiVER HOME FOR REnT motorhome $200 - call Jim at 714-713-3820 (0911) miles. Sleeps six. $78,000. Pictures available on In Parker, AZ: 3bd/2ba home on the water with request. 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