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 4 May 2011 1951 - 2011 Peace officer MeMorial events L.A. County PeACe offiCer MeMoriAL CereMony, MAy 25 PeACe offiCer MeMoriAL GoLf tournAMent, June 13 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 ContentS Se e 188 E. 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Remembering Absent Friends.............................................. 8 The Board of Directors meets on the second Wednesday of each month in the PPOA offices at 10:00 a.m. Retiree Roundup 2011........................................................... 9 Star & Shield subscription: $12.00 Facebook: Being Social and Safe ........................................12 Executive Editor: Brian Moriguchi Road to Retirement Workshop Set for May 25-26..............13 BOARD OF DIRECTORS 5th Annual Peace Officer Memorial Golf Tournament .......15 BRIAN MORIGUCHI, President JIM CRONIN, Vice President PPOA 11th Annual Fishing Trip ............................................16 JIM BLANKENSHIP, Secretary ROGELIO MALDONADO, Treasurer 60 Seconds with a PPOA Delegate ......................................17 “In the Know” with POPA Federal Credit Union: Online DIRECTORS Shopping Safety Tips ............................................................18 DANYA HAZEN DAVID VIDAL TONY ROMO GERARDO GARCIA Winners Announced in the PPOA Fitness Challenge! ........19 ANDREW LEE JIM SCHALLERT ART REDDY PPOA AFFILIATIONS Southern California Alliance of Law Enforcement (SCALE) 2011 STANDING COMMITTEES California Coalition of ASSOCIATIONS 612 NEGOTIATIONS Law Enforcement Associations (CCLEA) Chairman MORIGUCHI Chairman MORIGUCHI International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans DELEGATES 614 NEGOTIATIONS Chairman CRONIN Chairman VIDAL Los Angeles County Organization of Police and Sheriffs (LACOPS) FINANCE 621 NEGOTIATIONS Public Employees Staff Organization (PESO) Chairman MALDONADO Chairman BLANKENSHIP Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) INSURANCE 631 NEGOTIATIONS National Conference of Public Employee Retirement Systems Chairman MORIGUCHI Chairman MACHIAN California Peace Officer Memorial Foundation LEGISLATIVE 632 NEGOTIATIONS 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 VIOLET PEREZ, Administrative Assistant For Advertising call (818) 848-6397 MARLYNE RINALDI, Sr. Labor Representative GREG TORRES, Public Relations Coordinator PPOA Online Store: Connect with "L.A. MARK VIDAL, Media Assistant County PPOA" on MARICELA VILLEGAS, Sr. Administrative Assistant www.poastore.com Facebook. JIM VOGTS, Legislative Representative VENISE WALLACE, Sr. Labor Representative may 2011 | Star&Shield 3 A Tragic Day in the Life of America’s Peace Officers N ormally, my article in the May issue of Baptist Memorial Hospital, where he died from Star & Shield takes a somber, if not his wounds. Patrolman Schmidt had served with peaceful, tone as it relates to National the Trumann Police Department for four years. Police Week (May 15-21) and the He is survived by his wife and three children. corresponding memorial ceremonies. But this And there you have it — two fine officers, time I felt compelled to tell the stories of two gone in an instant. They left for work earlier that Brian Moriguchi of our brethren, both of whom lost their lives tragically in separate incidents hours apart on morning and never returned home. Two widows and five children were left behind. April 12, 2011, the very day I sat down to pen I know that I’m preaching to the choir here, but PPOa President this column. tragic stories like these will continue regardless lieutenant, laSd At a time when many news articles about cops of how many precautions we take. Some will hit tend to delve into a debate about pensions and closer to home than others. In fact, a total of 38 email@example.com benefits, I would be remiss if I did not share the PPOA members have died in the line of duty accounts of the following two individuals: since our inception in 1951. All of their names are Correctional Officer Ronald Johnson (South inscribed on a plaque in the PPOA boardroom, Dakota Department of Corrections) was killed and we have recently added that list to the PPOA by two inmates who were attempting to escape website. Please go to www.ppoa.com and take a from the South Dakota State Penitentiary in look, particularly if you are unable to attend the Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The inmates attacked memorial ceremony at STARS Center. Officer Johnson, beat him with a metal pipe Something that very few of our members know i consider attendance and then wrapped his head in plastic wrap. One is that PPOA’s forefathers played a role in the of the inmates then put on Officer Johnson’s inception of America’s tribute to fallen officers. at these events to be an uniform. As the uniformed inmate wheeled out According to a 1957 issue of the membership a large box with the other inmate inside, another newsletter, PPOA was represented at the National honor and a privilege, officer didn’t recognize him as a fellow officer Conference of Police Associations held in San and i encourage you to and confronted him. The officer was attacked, Francisco. It was there that officers from around but was assisted by other officers who witnessed the nation “went on record as having a National experience each of them the attack on surveillance cameras. Both inmates Police Week instituted, and having all police at least once. were subdued before being able to escape. One agencies going all-out in making it a huge success.” of the inmates who murdered Officer Johnson Then, in 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed had been involved in several attempted escapes a proclamation designating May 15 as National before. Officer Johnson was transported to Peace Officers’ Memorial Day and the week in a local hospital where he succumbed to his which that date falls as National Police Week. injuries a short time later. He had served with Now sponsored by our friends at the Fraternal the South Dakota Department of Corrections for Order of Police, National Police Week events 23 years and was murdered on his 63rd birthday. in Washington, D.C. draw more than 25,000 He is survived by his wife, two children and six attendees annually. grandchildren. Ceremonies closer to home include one at Patrolman Jonathan Schmidt (Trumann the California Capitol on May 2 and another at Police Department, Arkansas) was shot and killed STARS Center in Whittier on May 25. I consider as he and his sergeant made a traffic stop. The attendance at these events to be an honor and a officers stopped a vehicle occupied by three privilege, and I encourage you to experience each individuals and removed the driver to place him of them at least once. under arrest on a failure to appear warrant. As We owe it to Officer Johnson, Patrolman Patrolman Schmidt opened the rear passenger Schmidt and all of our fallen brethren to door to remove the second male passenger, the honor their sacrifices this month, particularly man lunged at him and immediately opened on National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day and fire. Patrolman Schmidt, who was shot in the during National Police Week. Some members of neck, turned and pushed his sergeant out of the public may pay their respects to fallen officers the way before returning fire. The suspect was and others may not. But I believe that as peace wounded by the return gunfire and taken into officers, we are obligated to salute those who gave custody. Patrolman Schmidt was taken to NEA everything. It is the very least we can do. 4 Star&Shield | may 2011 Fitting Tributes During Peace Officer Memorial Month E very year in May, peace officers killed in the • Sergeant Ira Essoe Jr., Orange County Sheriff ’s line of duty are honored at the local, state Dept., EOW 2/4/2010 and national levels. These brave officers • Deputy Joel Wahlenmaier, Fresno County and public servants are recognized by their Sheriff ’s Dept., EOW 2/25/2010 agencies, families, friends, coworkers, the public • Deputy Kenneth Collier, San Diego Sheriff ’s and our elected leaders for giving everything they Dept., EOW 2/28/2010 Paul K. roller had to protect the public that they served. When each of these brave men and women woke up on • Officer Javier Bejar, Reedley Police Dept., EOW 3/1/2010 the morning of their deaths, they did not know • Officer Daniel Benavides, CHP Border PPOa executive director what awaited them on that day — they only knew Division, EOW 5/7/2010 firstname.lastname@example.org they had a job to do, and they would do that job • Officer Thomas Coleman, CHP San no matter what the consequences were. That is Bernardino, EOW 6/11/2010 why we honor them. Each officer killed performed • Officer Phillip Ortiz, CHP West Los Angeles, their duty, without pause, in defense of our way of EOW 6/22/2010 life in America. That kind of courage and sacrifice • Officer Justin McGrory, CHP Barstow, EOW demands our respect and attendance at the yearly 6/27/2010 memorials. • Officer Brett Oswald, CHP Templeton, EOW The California Peace Officers’ Memorial was 6/27/2010 held May 1-2 in Sacramento and was organized and • Officer Christopher Wilson, San Diego Police officiated by the Memorial Foundation, California Dept., EOW 10/28/2010 that kind of courage Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and Governor • Officer Ryan Bonaminio, Riverside Police Jerry Brown. PPOA has a long history with the Dept., EOW 11/7/2010 and sacrifice demands Foundation. In fact, PPOA is included among the our respect and original sponsors. And two of our members, Jim As you can see, the California Highway Patrol Vogts and the late Al LeBas, were counted among had a horrible couple of months last year! Five attendance at the founders of the Memorial Foundation. of the California officer deaths were related to The National Peace Officers’ Memorial was gunshot wounds, five were related to traffic stops yearly memorials. held this year in Washington, D.C. during Police or pursuits and one was caused by an aircraft Week from May 15-21, with Attorney General crash. These numbers are similar to the national Eric Holder and President Barack Obama expected statistics. to participate. There is still time to attend the On a national level, 162 officers were killed in Los Angeles County Peace Officers’ Memorial the line of duty last year. That was a 40 percent Ceremony at STARS center on May 25 at 10:00 a.m. increase from 2009 when 117 officers were killed. Sheriff Lee Baca will host and speak at the event. Traffic fatalities were up 43 percent last year to 73 We have been blessed that no Los Angeles deaths (note: This is the 13th straight year that County deputies have been killed in the line of duty traffic fatalities were the leading cause of death). for several years. Here is the list of the 11 officers that were killed in California in 2010: continued on page 9 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. may 2011 | Star&Shield 5 Weathering a Month of Highs and Lows L adies and gentleman, I have some sad I want to commend the LASD teams that news: We lost a member of the PPOA competed in the Baker-to-Vegas run. It was family. Security Officer Brian Cabral lost great to see a lot of personnel either running or his battle with leukemia last month. You supporting a team. The PPOA staff was there at may remember that I mentioned Brian’s diagnosis the beginning of the race selling their wares. I last December. Shortly after, we had a blood hope you got your B2V shirt, and if you didn’t, Gerry Garcia drive for him. Hopefully, many of you came by to support the cause that day. you can always stop by the PPOA office or call them at (800) 747-PPOA. Brian was hired in 2010, and I had the pleasure I had the pleasure of being asked to help a PPOa Board member of attending his Sheriff ’s Officer Orientation. support team. I was ecstatic at the thought of Security Officer, laSd His first assignment was College Bureau, where being a part of the event, so I said yes and the he got a chance to work with fine personnel. He next thing I knew, I was attending meetings and email@example.com was also fortunate enough to attend numerous helping with fundraisers. Then the time came and trainings at various colleges where he met more I was in Baker assisting with the first leg. I saw the fine personnel within the Department. I was camaraderie from the runners and even how other assigned to College Bureau while Brian was teams were helping the competition when the there and we developed a great rapport, since need arose. It was very much the same mentality he reminded me of my brother. When the Parks we have here in the Sheriff ’s Department: Help a Bureau was being formed, he showed a lot of fellow employee and a fellow employee will help interest and was regularly asking about it. Then you. If any of you are ever given the opportunity it was very much the transfer list came out and I immediately got a to help with a B2V team as a runner or a support call from Brian: “I’m coming over, sir.” As soon as team, I recommend jumping at the chance. Think the same mentality I saw him at the Parks Bureau orientation, I gave of it as washing your hands — you need the help we have here in the him a big bear hug. (Imagine a lighter bear and a of one hand to wash the other, and vice versa. darker bear hugging. I have been working out in On to other business … If you get a chance, I Sheriff’s department: the sun, that’s why I am the darker one, haha.) He would like to gather information on how things are went to South Parks Zone and for the next couple coming along at your respective unit of assignment. help a fellow of months he worked with a lot of great people, I occasionally get a chance to talk to academy staff, employee and a each one of them special in their own way. I know and when I do, I like to refer to specific incidents that a lot of fellow personnel would like to say and how they were handled with the training fellow employee will to Brian: “I am privileged to have met you and taught at the academy. Please let me know if you help you. worked with you. Until our paths cross again, my have anything helpful to convey. brother …” 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 150 PPOA delegates throughout the County, call Greg at (800) 747-PPOA. 6 Star&Shield | may 2011 Custody Assistant News I would like to start off by asking you to forgive take away from us. For those of you who have the years me for not being able to come to the last on, decisions will have to be made regarding whether delegates meeting; I had to work. Like many of retirement is the best option during these uncertain you, I have to complete my work in less time due times. For those of us who don’t have the years on, just to CARPing. I hope the department is taking notice hang on. I am sure you have read and heard just about of how the employees are playing an important role everything there is to know about medical, retirement, in this budget crisis. etc. The truth is that very few people really know Danya Hazen what’s going to happen, and they aren't exactly sharing BAKER TO VEGAS that information with the rest of us. I think that is PPOa Board member We had custody assistants participating as because they don’t want everyone to jump ship at once. runners and as members of the support team. It Everyone should educate themselves as to what is going Custody assistant, laSd was a good feeling to see members of the Sheriff ’s on and make the best decision based on their individual firstname.lastname@example.org Department not only working together, but also circumstances. competing together. RECLASS FOR CUSTODY ASSISTANTS THE ROAD AHEAD Nothing is happening. No meetings. I keep asking. I wish I could tell you that wonderful things are in They just tell me that it’s not the right time. store for our future, but I don’t see a yellow brick road. Be careful and safe. If we get the state prisoners, If anything, we must really pay attention during the you’ll need to watch yourself and your partners. We are next year to see what the County will want to try and living in a different world. it was a good feeling to see members of the Sheriff’s department not only working together, but also competing together. Whom to Call at PPOA... Discount Tickets, Address Updates, Job-Related Labor Representation: Non-Job-Related Legal Consultation: Call Teresa Machado Call Violet Perez Free Notary Services: Disability, Insurance Benefits: Call Maricela Villegas Call Norma Gomez Star & Shield, PPOA Website, Membership, Dues Deductions: Delegates: Call Clare Franco Call Greg Torres Board and Foundation Inquiries, Political Action: Call Sandi Bryant (323) 261-3010 may 2011 | Star&Shield 7 Remembering Absent Friends P arks Bureau recently lost a member of our been taken from us too early, inside and outside the family to cancer. Security Officer Brian line of duty and due to illness. I explained to our Cabral was taken from his family and friends security officer that while this is the first loss he too early in life. He fought the fight, but has experienced, unfortunately it won’t be the last. eventually the dreaded disease won out. While But I also added that the hurt we feel when we lose I didn’t know Brian personally, I was pulling for a member is only so strong because the bonds we Jim Schallert him, as were all of us in Parks Bureau and the Department. After his passing, I was the bearer of share are so strong. We say it time and time again — we are family. I will keep this article short and ask the sad news to some of our local security officers. you to do two things: First, take the three or four PPOa Board member About an hour later, I noticed one of our officers minutes you would have used to read my normal- Sergeant, laSd standing alone, off to the side in the parking lot. I length article and use that time to remember your wanted to make sure he was ok, so I asked him how lost friends and their families. Second, if you notice email@example.com he was feeling. He said this was the first time he someone having a hard time with such a loss, take a experienced the loss of a coworker. “Sarge, he was moment and speak to them about it. It’s what family one of us. It’s just sad.” I spent about five minutes does. talking with our security officer about it. While we Thanks again for the e-mails, and please keep spoke, floods of memories came back to me about them coming. other LASD family members of all ranks who have the hurt we feel when we lose a member is PPOA Member in Need only so strong because Leave Donations Request for Custody Assistant the bonds we share Vicky Bennett (Grubbs) #444385 are so strong. Custody Assistant Vicky Bennett (Grubbs), assigned to Pitchess Detention Center — South Facility, has been off work due to medical reasons. She will soon exhaust all of her time. In an effort to ensure her medical benefits, leave donations are being requested. If you are a represented employee and are able to donate vacation or sick time, please complete the “authorization to donate leave — represented employee form,” which is located in outlook/public folders/all forms. Sheriff personnel may submit the forms to their respective supervisor or directly to their unit’s timekeeper. Personnel may only donate sick leave time if they have an excess of 160 hours on the books. Donating sick leave will not adversely affect your eligibility to be compensated for sick leave buyback. Should you have any questions, please contact Custody Assistant Corinne Mahoney at (661) 294-6343. 8 Star&Shield | may 2011 Roller Moriguchi Acknowledged continued from page 5 Firearm fatalities rose 24 percent last year to 61 deaths. Many of these were multiple fatality shootings and 12 of those shootings were ambush- style attacks! There was also a troubling rise in the number of officers for 25 Years of Service being struck and killed while outside of their vehicles. Sixteen of these Assistant Sheriff Marv Cavanaugh stopped by the types of incidents were recorded nationally — a trio in California alone. PPOA Board meeting last month to present PPOA Obviously more drivers are driving distracted, putting officers involved President Brian Moriguchi with his 25-year service pin. in traffic stops at a higher risk than ever before. Texas, California and Florida again led the list with the highest number of deaths, along with Illinois. These four states had 49 fatalities among them. There were 155 males and 7 females killed last year in the nation. The average age was 41 years old and they had been on the job for an average of 12 years. Indeed, this is a dangerous profession! These statistics are never pleasant to recount, but they are absolutely necessary to pass on to the general public, who all too often don’t realize (or worse, who discount) the sacrifices made every year by law enforcement personnel. These days, when all public employees are under attack, including cops, it is essential that we first honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to keep us all safe and, second, let ALL taxpayers know that you are all willing to pay whatever price is necessary to keep them safe. The 11 Californians and 162 Americans in 2010, along with 38 full PPOA members since 1955, who have given their lives in the line of duty deserve our thanks, our gratitude and our undying loyalty for their sacrifice. They deserve no less! The town of Laughlin, Nevada, had its hands full last month as more than 700 retirees gathered for the annual LASD Retiree Roundup. As usual, PPOA was on hand to visit with friends, listen to war stories and take a few photos. We are grateful to Moon Mullen and all of the volunteers who coordinate this event year after year, making each one more memorable than the last. The photos on this page are just a few of the pics snapped at the Roundup. More will be printed in PPOA's annual Retiree Report this summer. R e t i R e e Ro u n d u p 2 0 1 1 may 2011 | Star&Shield 9 Retiree Events Former L.A. Deputy Sheriffs in Texas Luncheon The Motherlode Loafers May 21, 2011 Second Wednesday of each month At the home of Jan and Marshal Priest in Waskom, Texas Location varies among Grass Valley restaurants 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org RSVP to Dan Castillo at email@example.com Retired Deputies in Las Vegas Retired Marshals Luncheons Third Wednesday of each month June 1, 2011, Hoff’s Hut, Buena Park Blue Ox Tavern on Sahara 12:00 p.m. 30th Annual McArthur Reunion Info: Tony Silas, (702) 251-8088 June 19-25, 2011 Inter-Mountain Fairgrounds, McArthur Compton Alumni Association Info: Richard & Judi Smith, (626) 444-0686 Third Wednesday of each month Walter McClure, (541) 245-1590 or firstname.lastname@example.org Crystal Hotel & Casino Tom Sargent, (530) 243-8982 or email@example.com 12:00 p.m. Lakewood ROMEOs Luncheons Santa Clarita Area Retired Sheriff's Personnel Quarterly Luncheon Second Monday of each month Second Thursday in February, May, August and November Tournament Players Club restaurant, Valencia Los Angeles Retired Deputy Sheriffs (LARDS) 11:30 a.m. Second Monday of each month Info: firstname.lastname@example.org Bella Italia Restaurant, San Gabriel (across from Northwoods Inn) 11:30 a.m./$10.00 Firestone Station Retirees Lunch (Others Welcome, Too) Fourth Thursday of each month 11:00 a.m. Wuzz Fuzz/Victor Valley Maggie’s Pub, Santa Fe Springs Second Tuesday of each month Info: email@example.com or Jack at firstname.lastname@example.org Hometown Buffet, Victorville 7:30 a.m. Antelope Valley Retirees Last Friday of every month Retired D.A. Investigators Lunch Carrows on Avenue K, Lancaster First Wednesday of each month 7:00 a.m. Frantone’s, 10808 Alondra Boulevard, Cerritos Info: Carlos Valdez, (661) 943-0125 or email@example.com 11:00 a.m. Info: Wes English, (714) 962-5862 Fuzz That Wuzz/Central California Occasional reunion for LASD retirees Inland Empire Old Guys Info: Walt Scheuerell, (559) 683-6320 or firstname.lastname@example.org First Wednesday of each month B.C. Café, Rancho Cucamonga 11:30 a.m. Northern Sierra Retirees Info: Dock Parnell, (909) 981-6217 Occasional reunion for LASD retirees Info: Drake Robles, email@example.com L.A. County Retired Deputies First Wednesday of each month Deputies-On-The-Go Travel Group Carrows, Hesperia Info: Pete Moreno, (909) 941-4416 or firstname.lastname@example.org 11:00 a.m. Desert Heat Lunch Second Wednesday of each month Elks Club, Lake Havasu 10 Star&Shield | may 2011 Calendar of Events Global Rings May 21: June 4: J E W E L R Y LASAA Shotgun Tournament Stars and Stripes BBQ and Location: Triple B Clays, South Salsa Showdown El Monte Jack Bones Equestrian Center, We have all your fine jewelry needs. Info: Manuel Muñoz, (323) Castaic All jewelry priced with integrity. 260-8559 or www.lasaa.org 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Games, kids zone, vendors. Visit our store before you leave the building! May 25: Proceeds support 999 for 42nd Annual L.A. County Kids, Soldiers’ Angels and Owned and operated by Peace Officers’ Memorial more. Info: (661) 294-6309 or active LASD Reserve Deputy Billy Lulo Ceremony email@example.com STARS Center, Whittier 10:00 a.m. 40 -70% Discount to Loose Diamonds June 11: All Law Enforcement available May 25: LASD CycleFest Personnel in all sizes PPOA Delegates Dinner Lost Hills Station Meeting Long route: 100 miles Location: L.A. Zoo Short route: 17 miles 550 South Hill St. Discovery Center www.ride2recovery.com Suite 920 5:00 p.m. dinner/5:30 p.m. Los Angeles CA 90013 mtg. June 13: 1-888-77-4-GEMS PPOA 5th Annual Peace (213) 623-3313 May 28: Officer Memorial Golf Working with members Fax: (213) 623-1274 L.A. County Annual Veterans’ Tournament (see page 15) from Sheriffs’ Relief, LAPPL, Event Friendly Hills Country Club firstname.lastname@example.org PPOA & LAAPOA “Remembering Veterans & Whittier Their Families, Past, Present & Future” www.globalringsjewelry.com Arcadia County Park Safe and secure online ordering (626) 967-1441 Maher Al-Bouz, D.D.S. 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Like it or not, it’s here to stay. There do not have to put your address, phone number, date of birth or are currently more than 500 million active users, and Facebook any other personal information on your profile that your bank, for claims its users spend a collective 700 billion minutes per month example, would ask of you. This is common sense, but it’s worth engaging in some sort of Facebook activity. It’s no wonder why celebrities, mentioning if it can prevent one person from exposing himself to all businesses, government organizations and now law enforcement agencies the cyber identity thieves out there. and organizations (including PPOA!) are increasingly capitalizing on Facebook’s free platform for instantly communicating with the masses. 2. Set and maintain your privacy settings. When logged onto In January 2011, approximately 100 law enforcement professionals from Facebook, if you click on “Account” and then “Privacy Settings,” five countries gathered in Santa Monica for the Social Media the Internet you can select who gets to see certain items on your page. Your and Law Enforcement (SMILE) Conference. Attendees were coached on the options are: “Everyone,” “Friends of Friends,” “Friends Only,” technical and practical uses of social media to learn how to improve their “Recommended” or “Customize.” This gives you control over who communication strategies with their citizens. sees what on your page. Bear in mind that the best security is to As you can see, social media is a big deal. But with every great new avoid posting anything you wouldn’t want everyone to see, because invention comes a few hurdles. And with Facebook, there are certainly a just like gossip, information spreads fast. Also keep in mind that lot of hurdles to deal with, especially when it comes to privacy. Facebook Facebook is always adding new features, and if you haven’t selected updates its privacy settings almost routinely, and it’s safe to say that the your privacy settings for that feature, Facebook will do it for you. majority of its users do not take the time to click on the little “Privacy” link located on the bottom right of their profile pages to read up on those 3. Add only friends you know. Every once in a while, you might changes. This can be dangerous. receive a friend request from a stranger. If you do not have any You may ask, “Why even use Facebook if there is potential for harm?” mutual friends with this stranger, then chances may be that this Simply stated, the benefits of Facebook outweigh the risks: isn’t a legitimate friend request. It might just be someone’s sneaky ploy to view content that was only meant to be viewed by your 1. It provides 24/7 access to people and information: At any given real family and friends, such as pictures and status updates. There second, millions of people are connected in one place. It’s an may be instances of private investigators, sex offenders and the like effective and time-efficient method to share important information creating fake accounts to gain access to your online profile. with your public with the click of a button. It’s the one platform that allows people to willingly do your marketing for you. 4. Maintain your integrity. If you’re a professional, your Facebook profile should reflect that, even if you use it for fun. Your online 2. It allows voices to be heard: Expressed opinions can seamlessly legacy is shaped by the things you say and share. Don’t say or share be heard by millions, shared to promote awareness and potentially anything that could potentially come back to haunt you in the bring about change. future. If you delete something hours or even minutes after it was posted, there’s still no telling who has seen your content and shared 3. It can save lives: Whether it’s used to help find a missing child or it with others. a murderer on the loose, Facebook is a practical tool for tracking people down. 5. Keep an eye out on your wall. Your wall is the area on your page that shows “what’s happening” in terms of your latest activity, such 4. It promotes your organization/cause for free: You can present your as status updates, links you’ve shared or links that have been shared organization or cause to millions by creating a page and allowing it with you. Don’t allow your family and friends to post embarrassing to gain popularity through viral sharing. photos of you or ask you personal questions for everyone to see; that’s what e-mail is for. These personal items have the potential to 5. It maintains relationships: In our fast-paced society, keeping be quite damaging to your professional and personal life. Be sure in touch can be a challenge. Facebook allows you to always be to regularly monitor your profile to make sure nobody has posted connected to your public. anything undesirable. Most people want to be heard, and that’s why Facebook is successful. If you have not connected with PPOA on Facebook (www.facebook. However, if you choose to partake in this social media movement, which you com/lappoa), please do so! You’ll find plenty of news, photos, links and should, it is important to know how to play it safe. Here are some tips for you special offers. to follow so you can practice safe social networking: 12 Star&Shield | may 2011 Wealth Road to Retirement Workshop Set for May 25-26 By Reza Bahari-Mehr, Senior Wealth Management Group Dear PPOA members: Other than the above topics, we will also cover: We are having our annual Road to Retirement Workshop at 10:00 a.m. • Income and Expenses and 6:00 p.m. May 25-26. The event will be at PPOA offices at 188 E. Arrow • Current State of Our Economy Highway in San Dimas. If you are planning on retiring soon, we encourage • IRA and Roth IRA Conversions you to be there. This workshop is designed to enhance your retirement years, • Retirement Planning and it is for everyone, including recent retirees. We will provide you with an • Income Planning understanding of the three financial phases of life: Wealth Accumulation, • Necessary Steps with LACERA Wealth Distribution and Wealth Conservation. All three phases should be reviewed and analyzed throughout your lifetime in order to achieve results. If you are married, we encourage you to bring your spouse. For reservations, Wealth Accumulation — The phase in which you begin to build, accumulate please call (909) 480-3063. We hope to see you there. and save wealth for future use. Wealth Distribution — The phase in which your assets are spent or used for PPOA Road to Retirement Workshop income, needs, wants or desires. May 25-26, 2011 Wealth Conservation — The phase in which you plan for the transfer of PPOA Conference Center, San Dimas wealth to others, including family members. Choose a session: It is never too late to start the process. In order to achieve and maintain Morning 10:00 a.m.-1 p.m. or Evening 6:00 p.m.-9 p.m. healthy finances, we need to have a true financial plan. This process starts with Join Senior Wealth Management Group for an informative presentation taking a snapshot of your current financial situation and creating a written plan and discussion. Free for PPOA members and spouses. Call (909) 480-3063 that is flexible and works for you and your family during the retirement years. to RSVP. Law Firm of Yolanda V. Torres, APLC Certified Family Law Specialist State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization Divorce Guardianships Child Custody Conservatorships Visitation Wills & Trusts Support Pre-Nuptial Agreements Free Consultation 575 Anton Blvd., Suite 300, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) 432-6526 | fax: (714) 242-7416 | www.yvtorreslaw.com may 2011 | Star&Shield 13 Captain Berner All Set to Enjoy the Good Life PPOA congratulates the following members on their recent promotions: Captain Kelly Fraser Commander Karyn (West Hollywood Mannis Station) (Custody Operations Division) Congratulations to Captain Arlene Berner, who retired last month after 31 years of service. Best wishes for a long, enjoyable retirement! (Photo: PPOA Board Member Tony Romo presents Captain Berner with a PPOA plaque at her retirement dinner.) 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. Members who find the hidden symbol in Star j & Shield and register through our website by Each issue gives you the latest information on the end of this month will be entered • Contract negotiations • Hot topics on the job into a drawing for one of five $100 • Benefit changes • Association news prizes. The hidden symbol is: • Retirement considerations • Upcoming events This giveaway is open to PPOA members only. You must be 18 or older to win. 14 Star&Shield | may 2011 Registration 5th Annual Welcome, New PPOA Members 20, 2011 Registration deadline: May Peace Officer Memorial Golf Tournament Name _______________________________________ Organization __________________________________ Presented by Lewis, Marenstein, Wicke, Sherwin & Lee, LLP Hosted by L.A. County PPOA and the Professional Address _____________________________________ Peace Officers Charitable Foundation Phone _______________________________________ June 13, 2011 E-mail _______________________________________ Friendly Hills Country Club Shirt size (circle one): S M L XL 8500 Villaverde Drive ADDitiONAL PLAyeRs Name ___________________________shirt size ____ Whittier, CA 90605 Name ___________________________shirt size ____ www.friendlyhillscc.com Name ___________________________shirt size ____ 9:00 Registration 10:30 Shotgun Start 4:00 Banquet, Awards, Raffle, Auction sPONsORsHiPs Statistics tell us that somewhere in the United States, a peace ___ Tournament $20,000 (12 golfers)* officer is killed in the line of duty every 53 hours. And no state ___ Gold $10,000 (8 golfers)* has laid to rest more officers than our very own — California. ___ Silver $5,000 (4 golfers)* That’s a distinction none of us want, but it’s the reality peace of- ficers face every day. ___ Bronze $1,000 (2 golfers)* ___ Golf shirt $7,500 (4 golfers)* The Professional Peace Officers Charitable Foundation (PPOCF) was established in 1999 to provide assistance to members of ___ Food $1,000 the law enforcement community in need, most notably the fami- ___ Memorial T-shirt $5,000 (4 golfers)* lies of peace officers killed in the line of duty. ___ Dinner banquet $7,500 (4 golfers)* The proceeds from the Peace Officer Memorial Golf Tournament ___ In Their Honor $1,000 (1 golfer)* support law enforcement personnel and their families in times ___ Pin flag $2,500 (2 golfers)* of crisis. ___ Golf cart $2,500 (2 golfers)* Financial assistance from PPOCF also helps surviving family ___ Beverage $1,500 (2 golfers)* members attend annual memorial ceremonies in Los Angeles ___ Hole-in-one $1,000 County, Sacramento and Washington, D.C. ___ Contest $1,000 The Professional Peace Officers Charitable Foundation is grate- ___ Tee $250 ful for the support from our many tournament sponsors and par- ticipants. Your generosity goes a long way in honoring the sac- rifices made by peace officers and their loved ones left behind. GOLFeRs ___ Individual golfer $250 The cost to support this cause as a golfer is $250. If you would like to participate as a sponsor, auction/raffle-item donor or *Additional golfers are only $200 each when added by event volunteer, please call the PPOA office at (800) 747-PPOA. sponsors marked with asterisks above. All donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law under ___ I cannot participate, but I would like to support such 501(c) tax ID #95-4752410. Checks can be made payable to a worthy event. Enclosed is my tax-deductible donation in “PPOCF” and sent to PPOA, 188 E. Arrow Highway, San Dimas, the amount of $ ___________. CA, 91773. Total enclosed (payable to “PPOCF”): $ __________. Tournament brochure is available at Please call PPOA with any questions: www.ppoa.com. (800) 747-PPOA. may 2011 | Star&Shield 15 Dust off Your Rod and Reel for the PPOA Fishing Trip By Tim Coomes, Retired PPOA Member It’s time to dust off your rod and reel and load some fresh line as PPOA members will be fishing aboard the 85-foot Enterprise next month. We’ll leave the dock at 6:00 a.m. sharp. (If you’re late, we cannot come back to pick you up.) Our boat is docked at the marina between Long Beach and Seal Beach at 180 Marina Drive (Seaport Village). The phone number is (562) 598-6649. The trip is limited to 40 anglers, and as of April 20, we have very few spots left. Cost is only $30 each. Please call to reserve your spot as soon as possible. Note that each PPOA member may bring one guest at an additional $30. Make your check payable to “PPOA” and send it to: PPOA Attn: Maricela Villegas 188 E. Arrow Highway San Dimas, California 91773 PPOA provides lunch (burger, chips, soda). Breakfast, snacks and drinks can be purchased separately. Fish cleaning is available for a nominal charge. We will fish local waters for sand bass, calico bass, barracuda and halibut. Hopefully, a stray yellowtail or white sea bass might wander into our radar. If you need a fishing license or rod rental, make sure you arrive by 5:30 a.m. I recommend bringing 15-, 20- and 25-pound lines for better success. Don’t forget your squid jigs. It’s going to be another great day on the water! PPOA 11th Annual Fishing Trip Friday, June 17, 2011 Marina Sportfishing, Long Beach 5:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 16 Star&Shield | may 2011 60 Seconds with a PPOA Delegate Name: John Bowman Pet peeve? Title: Custody Assistant Stupid people. Assignment: NCCF Years of County Service: 20 If you won the lottery, your first purchase would be? Best part of your job? A very good bodyguard. It’s close to home. Little-known fact about yourself? j If you had to choose another career, what would that I’m old. be? Retirement. What makes you laugh? This form. What do you prefer to do with your spare time? What spare time? PPOA has more than 160 delegates at units throughout the County. Responsibilities are few, If you were offered an all-expenses-paid vacation but important: Attend quarterly dinner meetings; share/discuss work-related anywhere in the world, where would you go? issues with union reps and fellow PPOA members; and receive monthly info Pacoima. packets from PPOA to disseminate among coworkers. Do you want more from your PPOA membership? Join us at the next delegates’ dinner on If a movie was made about your life, which actor would May 25 at the L.A. Zoo Discovery Center. Call PPOA for more info: you choose to portray you? (800) 747-PPOA. Sean Connery. Master the leader in you. 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West LA Campus: Wednesday, May 11 bschool.pepperdine.edu Irvine and West LA Graduate Campuses may 2011 | Star&Shield 17 071385.05_PEPUNI_MSML_Ad_Star_and_Shield_MECH Date: 04/25/11 MECHANICAL #: 01 “In the Know” with POPA Federal Credit Union: Online Shopping Safety Tips By Melinda Quan, POPA Federal Credit Union F or many, the ease, convenience and potential to save money by information directly to sellers — use a legitimate payment service such as purchasing gifts through e-retailers makes online shopping more PayPal. attractive than heading out to the mall, where you have to fight the • Phony gift cards: As with merchandise, be cautious about buying gift crowds. If you enjoy the convenience of shopping from home, keep in cards through classifieds or auctions. Tip: Buy directly from a merchant or mind that although most online retail sites are safe, you must always be vigilant authorized retailer. Counterfeit cards won’t be honored. and cautious when purchasing anything over the Internet. That’s because • Phishing: These scams arrive by e-mail or text message, directing cyber criminals are constantly finding new ways to deceive people and steal recipients to follow a link or call a number to correct or update their their money and personal information. The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s account information. Tip: POPA Federal Credit Union will contact Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) says it receives more than 30,000 you directly if there is any concern about your account. Please protect complaints each month through their website www.ic3.gov. Here are some of your privacy and do not give any information to anyone you do not the most common scams to watch out for and some tips on how to avoid them: know. Don’t respond to unsolicited e-mail. Don’t click on e-mail links or • Bogus online classified ads and auctions: Criminals post products download attachments from unknown senders. Contact the organization they don’t have or auction stolen merchandise. Tip: Don’t provide financial impersonated in the e-mail or text message. Delegates Meeting PPOA delegates gathered for dinner and a meeting at the Quiet Cannon on March 15. Topics discussed included pension attacks, the state budget, salary contracts and more. Are you ready to get more from your PPOA membership? Join delegates at the next dinner meeting on May 25 at the L.A. Zoo Discovery Center. Call PPOA for more info: (800) 747-PPOA. 18 Star&Shield | may 2011 Winners Announced in the PPOA Fitness Challenge! C ongratulations to Custody Assistant Sherry Lane (14% body Charitable Foundation, and improved your health in the process. We are weight loss), Custody Assistant Julie Molano (13% loss) and also extremely thankful to three of our County Supervisors who generously Deputy Gordon Gray (12% loss). PPOA is grateful to everyone sponsored the event. They are: Mike Antonovich (5th District), Mark Ridley- who participated — you supported a good cause, the PPOA Thomas (2nd District) and Zev Yaroslavsky (3rd District). The top two finishers Sherry Lane (left) and Julie Molano (right) pose shortly after the final weigh-in at the PPOA office. Leonard PLotkin, attorney at Law FamiLy & Probate Law FamiLy Probate Divorce: Wills & Trusts • Property Issues Estate Adminstration • QDRO’s Will Contests & • Custody-Visitation Trust Litigation 37 years Experience • Domestic Violence & Convenient Location Restraining Orders • Child & Spousal 301 E. Colorado Blvd. Support Pasadena, CA 91101 (626)792-0239 • email@example.com may 2011 | Star&Shield 19 Welcome New Members Altman, Richard Security Officer/Sheriff’s Dept. Ramirez, Vanessa Security Officer/Sheriff’s Dept. Arinwine, Diane Court Serv. Specialist/Sheriff’s Dept. Redondo, Alejandra Crime Analyst/Sheriff’s Dept. Barnard, Vanessa Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. Roam, Christine Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. Basso, Stephen Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. Rodriguez, Lester Security Officer/Sheriff’s Dept. Bates, Jason Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. Sandoval Jr., Jose Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. Becerra Jr., Salvador Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. Shigo, Paul Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. Bisaha, Steven Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. Simmons III, Charles Security Officer/Sheriff’s Dept. Braden Jr., James Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. Skikas, John Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. Britt, Lauren Security Officer/Sheriff’s Dept. Sneed, Shaun Security Officer/Sheriff’s Dept. Carter, John Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. Soto, Robert Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. Castillo, Maricela Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. Subler, Donald Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. Clayton, Caren LET/Sheriff’s Dept. Terry, Clyde Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. Dodd, Diane Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. Vizcarra, Daniel Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. Earnest, John Security Officer/Sheriff’s Dept. Waterman, Wayne Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. Ewell, Nona Custody Assistant/Sheriff’s Dept. Wyatt, Steve Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. Fitzpatrick, Donald Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. Juarez, Vernon Retired Fournouzian, Boghos Security Officer/Sheriff’s Dept. Michaelis, Jane Retired Garcia, Julie LET/Sheriff’s Dept. Gilinets, Alexander Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. Service Members Gonzalez, Cindy Security Officer/Sheriff’s Dept. Archer, Stella Professional Staff Gostel, Andrew Security Officer/Sheriff’s Dept. Baham, Tammie Professional Staff Guerrero, Rico Javier Custody Assistant/Sheriff’s Dept. Coronado, Carlos Professional Staff Hackett, Clipper Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. Diaz, Adelina Professional Staff Henkenius, Joshua Security Officer/Sheriff’s Dept. Gomez, Jimmy Professional Staff Hernandez, Eric Security Officer/Sheriff’s Dept. Gonzalez, Deniece Professional Staff Hoeft, Taylor Security Officer/Sheriff’s Dept. Haro, Consuelo Professional Staff Johnson, Eric Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. Lopez, Connie Professional Staff Kasabyan, Vardan Security Officer/Sheriff’s Dept. Moore, Keith Professional Staff Korngold, Krista Security Officer/Sheriff’s Dept. Peralta, Nora Professional Staff Liu, Alan Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. Peraza, Lorena Professional Staff Lowe, Julie Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. Rico, Audrey Professional Staff Lyall, Cory Security Officer/Sheriff’s Dept. Rios, Albert Deputy/Sheriff's Dept. Mackenzie, Edward Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. Samaniego, Elsa Professional Staff Martin, Jeffrey Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. Seo, Deborah Professional Staff Mcminn Jr., Donald Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. Warren, Aquesha Professional Staff Medina, Elsie Security Officer/Sheriff’s Dept. Williams, Meyosha Professional Staff Montoya, Geradette Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. Williams, Angela Professional Staff Nguyen, Phong LET/Sheriff’s Dept. Williams, Gregory Professional Staff Ortiz, Jorge Security Assistant/Sheriff’s Dept. Yepez, Carmen Professional Staff Parada, Melissa Security Officer/Sheriff’s Dept. Yoon, Soon Professional Staff Partida, Pablo Sergeant/Sheriff’s Dept. 20 Star&Shield | may 2011 Mystery Photo The first PPOA member to identify at least five of the nine men in this photo will receive a free PPOA hat/shirt combo. (Hint: All men in this photo from 1996 are past PPOA presidents.) By the way, did you know that PPOA's Facebook followers get first crack at identifying the mystery photo each month? That's just one more reason to check out www.facebook.com/lappoa. KRISTOF & KRISTOF Attorneys At Law 626-535-9445 or 800-535-5715 www.KristofLaw.com 1122 East Green Street Pasadena, CA 91106 Our Practice Areas: Estate, Trust & Tax Will & Trust Planning Litigation Conservatorships Powers of Attorney Guardianships Fiduciary Accountings Probate & Trust Protection From Administration Elder Abuse may 2011 | Star&Shield 21 An ExcErpt from thE novEmbEr 1957 issuE of thE ppoA mEmbErship nEwslEttEr (Editor’s note: Keep in mind that this was only SIX years into PPOA’s existence.) This Association has been instrumental in the following: • Salaries have been raised for deputies from $319 per month in 1950 to $516 per month in 1957. • A shorter work week. • Full pay for time off up to one year for injuries incurred in the line of duty. • Increase of accumulated sick time from 30 to 90 days. • Charging sick-time off to working days instead of calendar days. • Having the State recognize Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as a police agency, whereby we were excluded under the Federal Law from being members of Social Security. • Having numerous laws passed in Sacramento amending our Retirement Act. • Getting legislation passed to raise the salaries of the Marshal’s Department. 22 Star&Shield | may 2011 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 may 2011 | Star&Shield 23 Letters to PPOA retirement Parties Advertise Captain Bondell Golden Here! May 26, 2011 Angeles National Golf Club, Sunland 11:00 a.m./$35 Contact: Sergeant McCorkle (661) 294-6341 Call for Commander Bob Lindsey June 11, 2011 pricing and Sheraton Fairplex, Pomona 6:30 p.m./$40 Contact: Ofelia Holguin, (626) 300-3112; Audrey Ortiz, (213) information 373-1049; or Maria Louisa Valle, (626) 300-3064 Connect with "L.A. County PPOA" ® on Facebook for news, updates and special offers. 818-848-6397 www.911media.com FACEBOOK.COM/LAPPOA 24 Star&Shield | may 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 your career. April 28: LASD Air 5 Team Rescues Injured Hiker April 25: LASD Employees Posted in Hotel to Collect Taxes April 28: Who Pays for Hurt Suspects? Law or Hospitals? April 25: Baker-to-Vegas Three-Peat for LASD April 28: Teen Accused of Shining Laser at LASD Helicopter in Pico April 25: Five People Charged with Attempting to Smuggle Rivera Narcotics into the LA Co Jail - Brothers, Mother, Others April 27: First Port Security Training Center Unveiled in Los Angeles April 24: Man Fires Rifle at Police Helicopter, Forcing it to Make an Emergency Landing April 27: Deputy Injured in Motorcycle Accident While Responding to Train Crash April 21: Tattoo of 2004 Murder Scene on Chest of Pico Rivera Gang Member Leads to 2011 Conviction April 27: DNA Lab on Tap for Coroner's Office April 21: LA Sheriff’s Deputies Discover Mom Allegedly Hid Heroin April 27: L.A. County Fiscal Restraint Now Paying Off in Teenage Son’s Pants April 27: Deputies Say Calabasas High Students Were Behind Anti- April 20: Sheriff Baca, Chief Beck and L.A. Officials Meet with Semitic Graffiti President Obama for Immigration Meeting April 26: LiLo to Lay Low at L.A. County Coroner's Office April 20: SCV Deputies Arrest Mother with Drugs and Sons in Car April 26: LASD Chief Honored for Leadership April 20: Judge Orders Largest Gang Injunction in County History for LASD-Patrolled La Puente Area April 26: Attempted Murder Charges Filed in LAPD Helicopter Shooting April 19: LA County Budget: No Furloughs, No Layoffs April 25: Deputies Arrest Graffiti Vandal As He Attempts to Leave April 19: Calif. Cuts Inmate Numbers as it Awaits High Court Country April 18: Saying Goodbye to the Crown Victoria Police Car April 25: Police Tap Technology to Compensate for Fewer Officers April 18: Sheriff’s Norwalk Station and Goodwill to Host Donation April 25: Palmdale, South L.A. and Crescenta Valley Stations Drive Receive International Awards California Family Law Options, LLC Do you need help or guidance with a family law matter? • Divorce • Legal Separation • Paternity • Child Custody • Child or Spousal Support • Domestic Violence • Name Change FREE TELEPHONE CONSULTATION CALL (877) 335-8781 or (626) 335-8781 www.californiafamilylawoptions.com 1150-1152 East Route 66, Glendora, CA 91740 may 2011 | Star&Shield 25 Discounted Ticket Prices PPOA Member Price Venue Adult Child Adventure City (Anaheim) 9.75 9.75 Disneyland or California Adventure 72.00 65.50 Disney/Calif. Adven. One-Day Hopper 92.00 83.50 Disney Annual Passports • SoCal Select (valid 170 days) 177.00 177.00 • SoCal (valid 215 days) 229.00 229.00 • Deluxe (valid 315 days) 315.00 315.00 • Premium (valid 365 days w/ parking) 438.00 438.00 Huntington Library 12.00 12.00 Knott's Berry Farm 31.00 21.50 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 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 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 (Two-Day Ticket) 56.00 48.50 Universal Studios (Plus Six Months Free) 64.00 (credit card only) 64.00 (credit card only) Universal Studios 12-Month Pass w/ Blackouts 74.00 (credit card only) 74.00 (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 119.00 (credit card only) 119.00 (credit card only) Movie Theater Restricted Unrestricted AMC Theatres 6.25 7.75 Harkins Theatre (Chino Hills) 6.25 7.75 Krikorian n/a 6.75 Pacific 6.25 n/a Regal/Edwards/UA 6.75 7.75 Cinemark 7.75 7.75 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 | may 2011 PPOA Classifieds CAnCUn ReSORT AT lAS VeGAS 1971 RS CheVy CAMARO MOTORCyCle FOR SAle 2 Bed room with two bath at Cancun resorts of Split Bumper, factory yellow, Silver stripes, Z28 2009 Yamaha 395cc Majesty Scooter. Gets 58-60 Las Vegas. Dates available are May 28-30 for 3 wheels, 383 stroker, much more, $20K call or txt miles per gallon. Freeway legal. Top end 120 mph. nights. Beautiful resorts with classic swimming Allen (909) 532-9294 (0111) Excellent condition. Offered at $4,100. Call Ed at pool, Billiard room, Children play room and other 951.218.9394 (0211) facilities. Contact: 323-895-3927 CeMeTeRy lOTS Four lots in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, section 2004 PACe ARROW MOTORhOMe 2006 nISSAn MURAnO S Exaltation, Hollywood Hills for sale. Current prop- RV in immaculate condition, with tow bar package Very good condition, well maintained with 60,000 erty value is $5,400 per lot. Will sell for $4,000 each. ($3500 value) and other upgrades. Under 11,000 mile service just done. Price includes an extended Call (213) 364-1813. (0111) miles. Sleeps six. $78,000. Pictures available on warranty Asking $15,000-has 61,634 miles. Please Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, “Abiding Love”. Lot request. Contact 626 616-5000 (0411) call Ric (909) 946-1056. (1110) #3 A & B, Block 4803. Value $11,000 for both, will sell both for $9,500. Call (818) 363-3816. (0411) 2004 nISSAn 350Z MOlOKAI COnDO FOR SAle Two lots in Forest Lawn Covina Hills. Section: Silver exterior with blk interior. Mint condition Hawaii travel bargain! Beautiful 1 BR (sleeps 4), Serenity. Current value $2300 per lot. Will sell for always garaged, only 10K miles. See to appreciate. ocean view condo. Full kitchen. Wavecrest Resort $1300 each plus transfer fee. Call Gary (818) 362- $18,000.00. Call Joe @ 323-605-7955 (0411) unit #C-313. $247,500. Call (800) 600-4158. Ask 4477. (0411) for Eme. neW MIChelIn TIReS 2008 BUGABOO STROlleR FOR SAle CAMPGROUnD MeMBeRShIP New and never been used 2008 Bugaboo Bee stroll- (235/65, R17 / Luxury Performance) Only er. Stroller sun canopy is Blue. $550.00 or best offer. Pismo Coast Village, walk to beach. $24,750. Well $495 obo (Original cost - $214 each) Contact: Call Marie or Billie (562) 447-6867 (0411) below market value. Call Ken 805-584-6520. Fred Owens Sr. (Ret. LASD Dep. Sheriff) (323) 777-0418 Or Terri Owens (Lakewood Sheriff) BIG ISlAnD hAWAII COnDO FOR RenT 1994 MeRCeDeS S-320 firstname.lastname@example.org [message (310) 210-9485] One week rental 5/6-5/13/2011. 1 b/d, 1/bath, sleeps Fab fake. Badged as a 15K 99S600. V-12. 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