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Volume 38 issue 4
May 2011 1951 - 2011
L.A. County PeACe offiCer MeMoriAL CereMony, MAy 25
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A Tragic Day in the Life of America’s Peace Officers......... 4
Star & Shield is the official publication of the
Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Fitting Tributes During Peace Officer Memorial Month ..... 5
Association (PPOA). Opinions expressed by indi-
vidual board members or contributing authors in this
Weathering a Month of Highs and Lows ............................. 6
publication do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Custody Assistant News ....................................................... 7
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
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2011 STANDING COMMITTEES
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and Sheriffs (LACOPS)
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A Tragic Day in the Life of
America’s Peace Officers
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
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.
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Fitting Tributes During Peace
Officer Memorial Month
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.,
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
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Weathering a Month of Highs
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.
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.
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Custody Assistant News
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.
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
not only working
together, but also
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
may 2011 | Star&Shield 7
Remembering Absent Friends
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.
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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
R e t i R e e Ro u n d u p 2 0 1 1
may 2011 | Star&Shield 9
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
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
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
Antelope Valley Retirees
Last Friday of every month
Retired D.A. Investigators Lunch
Carrows on Avenue K, Lancaster
First Wednesday of each month
Frantone’s, 10808 Alondra Boulevard, Cerritos
Info: Carlos Valdez, (661) 943-0125 or email@example.com
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
Desert Heat Lunch
Second Wednesday of each month
Elks Club, Lake Havasu
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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,
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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
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
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Discovery Center www.ride2recovery.com Suite 920
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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,
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may 2011 | Star&Shield 11
Facebook: Being Social and Safe
By Mark Vidal, PPOA Staff Member
y now you have been made well aware of the ever-growing social 1. Keep your personal information off your Facebook profile. You
media giant: Facebook. 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
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.
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may 2011 | Star&Shield 13
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
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
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
& 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
Welcome, New PPOA Members 20, 2011
Registration deadline: May
Peace Officer Memorial
Golf Tournament Name _______________________________________
Presented by Lewis, Marenstein, Wicke,
Sherwin & Lee, LLP
Hosted by L.A. County PPOA and the Professional Address _____________________________________
Peace Officers Charitable Foundation
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 ____
Name ___________________________shirt size ____
10:30 Shotgun Start
4:00 Banquet, Awards, Raffle, Auction
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)*
___ 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 $ ___________.
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:
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
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
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.
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?
If you had to choose another career, what would that I’m old.
Retirement. What makes you laugh?
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.
leader in you.
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· 16-month, part-time program for business professionals
· Engaging, collaborative classes taught by our highly
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Learn more about our program by attending an upcoming
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West LA Campus: Wednesday, May 11
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
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.
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)
18 Star&Shield | may 2011
Winners Announced in the PPOA Fitness
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.
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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
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
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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
• 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 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
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
Advertise Captain Bondell Golden
May 26, 2011
Angeles National Golf Club, Sunland
Contact: Sergeant McCorkle (661) 294-6341
Call for Commander Bob Lindsey
June 11, 2011
pricing and Sheraton Fairplex, Pomona
Contact: Ofelia Holguin, (626) 300-3112; Audrey Ortiz, (213)
373-1049; or Maria Louisa Valle, (626) 300-3064
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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
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
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
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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/
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
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