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									                            The Sheriff’s
                          Volunteer Brigade
September 2002                       Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department                      Vol. 2 - No.4
                 A Newsletter for Civilian Volunteers, Deputy Explorers and Advisory Committees

     Our Youth...                                         ...Our Future!

         Jaime Lewis, “Youth Cadet” - See Page 16
                                                                     An Inspiration to All
      The Sheriff’s                                          By: Civilian Volunteer Vine Navarro, Pico Rivera Station

    Volunteer Brigade                   Don’t let go of the hope in your
                                      dreams. Hope gives you the strength
                                      to keep going on when you feel like
         Vol. 2, No. 4                             giving up.
                                      Don’t ever quit in believing in your-
      An official publication of         self, as long as you believe you
                            will have a reason for trying.
       Reserve Forces Bureau
                                     Don’t let anyone hold your happiness
               and the                in their hands. Hold it in yours so it
     Office of Special Programs        will always be within your reach.
                                      Don’t measure success and failure by
                                      material wealth, but by how you feel.
     11515 South Colima Road,         Our friendships determine the rich-
     Whittier, California 90604                 ness of our lives.
                                     Don’t let bad moments overcome you,
                                        be patient and they will pass.
          (562) 946-7871
                                       Don’t hesitate to reach out for help,
                                        we all need it from time to time.                                       Civilian Volunteer Vine Navarro
                                      Don’t run away from happiness but towards happiness because it is our deepest
                                      Don’t wait for joy to come to you, go after it with all that you know that life will
                                                                     meet you half way.

Publisher:                            Don’t feel like if you are lost when plans and dreams fall short of your hopes any
                                       time you have learned something about yourself or about life, you have pro-
 Sheriff Leroy D. Baca                                                      gressed.
                                     Don’t do anything that takes from your self-respect, feeling good about yourself is
Editor and Volunteer                                     essential to feeling good about your life.
Administrator:                        Don’t ever forget how to laugh or be too proud to cry. It is by doing both that we
                                                                    live to the fullest. ■
 Sherri DeAngelis

Managing Editor:
 S/R Lieutenant David L. Peltz
                                                                          Table of Contents
Graphics Editor:
 Civilian Volunteer Cindy L. Peltz
                                     An Inspiration to All....................................................................................................2
                                     An Inside Look at an Extraordinary Volunteer ......................................................3
Explorer Coordinator:                From the “Cub Reporter”............................................................................................4
  Sergeant Bill Schuessler           S.T.E.P. ............................................................................................................................4
                                     Helping The Homeless ................................................................................................8
                                     Helping Hands Project ................................................................................................8
Academy Coordinator:                 Author’s Guide to Preparing Articles ......................................................................9
 Sergeant David Willard              Digital Photographic “Magic” ..................................................................................11
                                     Images for Cover Photos ..........................................................................................12
                                     Special Olympics Summer Games ..........................................................................13
Contributing Writers:                Community Academy ..............................................................................................14
 Sergeant Frank Arvizu               Community Academy Graduation..........................................................................15
 Sherri DeAngelis                    Altadena Station - Sheriff’s Youth Cadet Program ..............................................16
                                     Palmdale Station Honors Volunteers ......................................................................18
                                     Pledge of Allegiance ..................................................................................................20
       An Inside Look at an Extraordinary Volunteer
                                                Hair Personality, a beauty salon she             the age of 21, was married, then

     his article is about Chu Ja
     Johnson, a remarkable woman                has owned for the past twenty-three              divorced with 4 children to raise on
     who made it from South Korea               years in the town of La Verne. It was            her own. Later then to experience the
to the United States in the most                there that I got to know this amazing            horrible tragedy of losing her son in
deplorable of conditions to become a            woman and became aware of the                    his untimely death. As one could
U.S. Citizen. Today, we are very lucky          incredible trials and tribulations that          imagine, this led her into sadness and
to have her as an interpreter volunteer         she had encountered through out her              depression which brought back
with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s                  life. She was born in 1944 and grew up           dreadful memories of her childhood.
Department.                                     in South Korea, during the time of               These emotions , however compelled
   Three years ago I had the pleasure           Japanese occupation, and later when              her to write her book, Autumn Child.
of meeting Ms. Johnson for the first            civil war had divided the country. She           This is an intriguing and powerful
time at her business establishment,             came to the United states in 1965 at             story that had to be told.

               Autumn Child, (synopsis)                                       After the war, when I turned eight, I lived with my sister.
                      By: Chu Ja Johnson                                  In reality, she was a prostitute for American GI’s. My sister’s
                                                                          profession was tragically the only way she could survive and
                                                                          be her family’s financial savior. I saw the underworld of her

      he day I was born my family labeled me the “cursed
      child.” My birth was the result of a brutal beating and             extreme life; abortion, drug addiction and the the horror of
      rape by my father, of my mother, whom he had aban-                  living in a time of war. When a boyfriend of my sister raped
doned to marry another. I was immediately discarded by my                 me, I was sent away to live with my brothers where I was
mother, but was rescued and cared for by my sister. My                    also raped and badly beaten.
father had falsely accused my mother of having leprosy                        At age thirteen, my mother left the leprosy colony and we
which caused the villagers to chase my mother away, leaving               were reunited, yet only to experience the harshness of pover-
me, my sister, and my two                                                                                ty. We would chase after coal
brothers behind. Later my sister                                                                         trucks, dodging the wheels to
ran away leaving me (at age 3)                                                                           pick up loose chunks of coal to
to be raped by my eleven year                                                                            sell to buy food for a day.
old brother.                                                                                                My mother became a farmer.
   At age four, I was near death                                                                         However working along side
from starvation. My mother                                                                               my mother on the farms and
managed to obtain a permit                                                                               seeing the beauty of the Korean
from the leprosy colony long                                                                             culture, and villages, made me
enough for her to walk across                                                                            feel healed and reconnected
Korea to rescue me. I returned                                                                           with God. As an adolescent I
with my mother to the leprosy                                                                            endured times of massive
colony where I was introduced                                                                            depression and dismay. Since I
to a world beyond my imagina-                                                                            could not pursue my education
tion. That is where and when                                                                             past junior high school I went
faith in God entered my life as a                                                                        to a sewing trade school. I later
foundation that enabled me to                                                                            opened a dress shop and
endure more suffering yet to                                                                             became financially successful
come.                                                                                                    at the age of eighteen. Life
   When war broke out in            Left to right: Civilian Volunteer Dennis Campbell, Chu Ja Johnson    began to blossom for me.
                                                            and Sheriff Lee Baca.                           I found love for the first time
Korea, it turned my world and
millions of others upside down                                                                           with the son of a prominent
with all the horrors and devas-                                                                          family, Mr. Kang. My sister
tation that only war could bring. The traumas I had been                  who was then married to an American soldier and living in
exposed to from a child’s point of view fill the pages of my              America then sent for me.
book. Safety and security of living with my mother ended                      While preparing my papers, I discovered my true name,
when policies of the colony changed and children not infect-              Chu Ja which means autumn child. At the airport, Mr. Kang
ed with leprosy were removed from their parents. A painful                slipped a gold ring on my finger and requested that I return
medical examination confirmed that I was not a leper and                  to marry him. As the plane took off into the clouds, I was
forced me to leave. The day before I was sent to an orphan-               filled with wonder and excitement.
age, my sister rescued me. She reappeared as the wife of a                    Finally, I was off to a new life and a new world of hope
high-ranking Korean army officer.                                         and opportunity that was waiting for me in America.

                                                impossible task and was able to write            including myself are anxiously await-

       hen Ms. Chu Ja Johnson
       undertook this project she               and receive a gift of healing through            ing to see her book, Autumn Child
       felt a lot of resistance of her          the process. She is now acquiring an             become a successful publication.
memoir. But through her persever-               agent to have her book published.
ance she overcame the seemingly                 Many of her friends and clients,                                     Sherri De Angelis ■

                                       From the “Cub Reporter”
                                          By: Sergeant Frank Arvizu, Reserve Forces Bureau

       n June 25, 2002 a total of 54 Civilian Volunteers from all over
       Los Angeles County descended onto the STAR Center, to
       partake in their final roleplaying critique. These people were
being trained in CERT (Community Emergency Response Training)
a program which had been developed by the Los Angeles City Fire
Department. The purpose of these courses is to train civilians to
meet immediate life saving and life sustaining needs.
   Living in Southern California we know that earthquakes strike
without early warnings. We also know that emergency personnel
(police, fire, medical professional) will surely be taxed and proba-
bly not available to respond. CERT prepared these 54 civilian vol-
unteers to assist us in these situations.
   CERT is a positive approach to emergency situations, people
helping people. Congratulations to all 54 dedicated volunteers for
their dedication to this training.
   As you read the articles and look at the photos in this issue you
will see many of the recent graduates. Our LASD Volunteers dis-
play how dedicated they are to serving their communities by avail-
ing themselves to this hands-on learning program. ■

                           SHORT TERM EMERGENCY PROGRAM
                                    (FEMA) Federal Emergency Management Agency
                                (CERT) COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING

       ollowing a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services will not be able to meet the demand for
       these services. Factors as number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages will prevent people from
       accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment’s notice through 911. People will have to rely on
 each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs.
    One also expects that under these kinds of conditions, family members, fellow employees, and neighbors will sponta-
 neously try to help each other. This was the case following the Mexico City earthquake where untrained, spontaneous vol-
 unteers saved 800 people. However, 100 people lost their lives while attempting to save others. This is a high price to pay and
 is preventable through training. FEMA CERT training provided through the STEP program.
    The Community Emergency Response Team concept was developed and implemented by the Los Angeles City Fire
 Department (LAFD) in 1985. The Whittier Narrows earthquake in 1987 underscored the area-wide threat of a major disaster
 in California. Further, it confirmed the need for training civilians to meet their immediate needs. As a result, the LAFD creat-
 ed the Disaster Preparedness Division with the purpose of training citizens and private and government employees. The
 training program that LAFD initiated makes good sense and furthers the process of citizens understanding their responsibil-
 ity in preparing for disaster
    It also increases their ability to safely help themselves, their family and their neighbors. The Federal Emergency
 Management Agency (FEMA) recognizes the importance of preparing citizens. The Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
 and the National Fire Academy adopted and expanded the CERT materials believing them applicable to all hazards.
    A FEMA CERT trained individual will be better prepared to respond to ..
                                                         FIRE SUPPRESSION
                                                 DISASTER MEDICAL OPERATIONS
                                           LIGHT SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS
                                    DISASTER PSYCHOLOGY AND TEAM ORGANIZATION
                                             ...and cope with the aftermath of a disaster.
                                   The FEMA CERT course will benefit any citizen who takes it.
    CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT
 is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their
 actions can make a difference.
    STEP provides FEMA CERT training to anyone in the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Volunteer Program. We also offer
 American Red Cross & American Heart Association training of subjects such as Introduction to disaster, MassCare, Shelter
 Operations, First-aid, CPR and Automatic Electronic Defibulator.
    Never bring a victim to the scene, get FEMA CERT trained!
                                                            Pat Mumbauer
                                                    Chairwoman of STEP 2000 Inc.
                                                  Short Term Emergency Program ■

                          CERT PHOTO ALBUM
On this page and the following two pages you will find photos depicting highlights of
          the various activities the Volunteers participated in during their
                     Community Emergency Response Training.

                      Fire Suppression and Safety

    Helicopter Presentation and Safety Awareness

               The helicopter session was
                     presented by:
            Sergeant Bill Brown
                                  S/R Deputy Larry Gilson
                    from the LASD Aero Bureau.

          Search and Rescue (Final Class)

                       Search and Rescue (Continued)

Each graduate received a certificate and a “Disaster Sticker” for their Volunteer ID.

                                  A Very Special Thank You to:
             Pat Mumbauer: Founder, Chairperson of the STEP - Short Term Emergency Program.
                      Nancy Matthews: Disaster Response Manager, Universal Studios.
       Robert Haynes: Civilian Volunteer, Crescenta Valley Station, Board Member of STEP Kids Program
                     and American Heart Association Instructor for CPR & AED Training.
           Erin Ashcraft, Tony Ponce & Ted Schunck: Civilian Volunteers, Crescenta Valley Station.
                                Eric Mumbauer: Husband of Pat Mumbauer.
                               Candace Haynes: Daughter of Robert Haynes.
                                          Helping The Homeless

      on Sachs, aVolunteer at Industry Station, has created a
      program to assist the Homeless in our communities.

   He is calling upon VOLUNTEERS ON PATROL and
DEPUTIES ON PATROL to take part in this effort to both
gather and to hand out information for those in need of social
   Not a lot of time is needed in this project, just the initial
collecting of correct numbers, locations of social providers ,
and bus schedules to have readily available to distribute to
those in need.
   Many Deputies are not aware that information is available
if they want to help. Many persons are homeless because
they do not know where to go for help.
   That is where, as a TEAM at the Los Angeles Sheriff’s
Department, we can make a difference.
   For details , see the item below or e-mail Ron Sachs at: ■
                                                                   Civilian Volunteer Ron Sachs.

               HELP OTHERS!
    Needed: Two or more Volunteers on Patrol from each Station.
                        2 hours per week or less.
   Collect information from your Station’s patrol area to assist those
                           living on the streets.
   No contact with homeless persons is necessary, only the gathering
    of information to report to personnel who will be directing and
         helping to place those who are seeking Social Services.

                                     For more information contact:

                        Ron Sachs at Industry Station, 616-934-3093
                             or email:
  An Author’s Guide to Preparing Volunteer Brigade Articles
                            By: S/R Lieutenant David L. Peltz, Managing Editor, Sheriff’s Volunteer Brigade


           riting an article for the Reserve News magazine or
           for The Sheriff’s Volunteer Brigade newsletter is not       4. Use A Descriptive, Unique File Name: You’d be amazed
           as difficult as you may believe.                               how many articles we receive for each issue which have
   You don’t have to be a Tom Clancy or Danielle Steel. Just              been saved with the exact same file name -
be yourself. You’re not competing for a Pulitzer Prize.                   “Reserve_News_Article.wpd” Please submit your article
   Don’t underplay or underestimate your writing skills.                  with a unique and descriptive file name like
That’s why they invented editors. We’ll fix any “boo-boos”                “Lennox_Award_Dinner.wpd.”
that you make, and without any criticism, complaint or
embarrassment. Very few of the articles we’ve published                                         PHOTOS:
have ended up being exactly word-for-word the way they                 It is very true that a picture does equal a thousand words.
were originally submitted.                                             Photographs should be a key element of your article. They
   Now that we’ve overcome your basic fear of writing, let’s           add interest and tell your story better than only words can.
look at what we need from you. Simply stated, all we need              With regard to photos, here’s what we’d like to receive:
from you are words and pictures.                                       1. Digital or film-based photos: We have no preference.
   However, to make our editorial lives much easier, we need               Film-based photos require us to first scan them into digi-
these words and pictures to be submitted in a fashion and                  tal form at either 300 dots per inch (or 600 dots per inch for
format that most easily gets them into print.                              cover photos). From there on, the rest of the process is the
   Because both of our publications are printed on profes-                 same for both types of images.
sional printing presses, they first go through many “pre-              2. Here are some guidelines for taking your photos:
press” stages. This involves “typesetting” and “image pro-             A. Film-based cameras: Try to use a as good a camera as pos-
cessing, ” both using expensive professional quality publica-              sible. Photos taken by inexpensive “throw-away” cameras
tions software. (In particular, Quark Xpress, Adobe                        are always somewhat fuzzy because they use a low-qual-
PhotoShop, and Adobe Acrobat. Together these three prod-                   ity plastic lens.
ucts would cost you nearly $2,000 to purchase.)                            When you get your film processed, try to go to a place
   Instead of forcing every Department writer to become the                with good and well-maintained equipment. Some of the
proud owner of $2,000 worth of computer software, we have                  one-hour processing centers do not maintain their equip-
other tools which allow us to take what you give us and con-               ment adjustments very well resulting in prints that are not
vert it to the specific form and format we need for printing.              as sharp as they could be.
   But, there are some limits on what these tools can do. For          B. Digital cameras: Digital cameras are currently available
example, if you embed photos into a word processing docu-                  with 1 to 5 megapixel resolution and can cost you any-
ment, they become useless for publication purposes. In some                where from $79 to over $4,000.
cases they can’t be extracted at all, and in other cases they              a. A 1 megapixel camera: produces 640 x 480 images and
can’t be extracted in a useful format, or at a useful resolution.              costs between $79 and $199. These 640x 480 images
   Let’s now look at our relatively simple requirements:                       become fuzzy when enlarged, and are never suitable
                                                                               for use as a cover photo.
                            TEXT:                                          b. A 2, 3, or 4 megapixel camera: Between the one and
The text of your article needs to contain four elements:                       five megapixel extremes in digital cameras are the 2, 3,
1. A Meaningful Title, (avoid titles like “Reserve News                        and 4 megapixel cameras. They are the most popular
   Article” because if more than one author uses it, we can’t                  and currently cost between $100 and $600. For most
   easily determine which is which).                                           people, they represent the best compromise between
   A better title would be something like “Altadena Awards                     quality and cost.
   Banquet.” Put the title on the top line of your text.                   c. A 5 megapixel camera: (costing $1,000 or more) pro-
2. A By-Line: Who wrote the article? Who took the pictures?                    duces very high-quality 2560 x 1930 images which can
   We can only give you credit if you tell us who you are. Put                 be greatly enlarged if needed.
   the By-Line on the second line of your text. Example:               C. Taking pictures with both types of cameras: Here are
   “Story by Civilian Volunteer Bill Smith, Photos by S/R                  some guidelines for taking pictures with either digital or
   Deputy Jill Jones.”                                                     film-based cameras:
3. The Body of Your Text. Submit the entire article as a sin-             a. Avoid “flash underexposure”: It’s very tempting to
   gle word processing document. In this day and age, every-                  step back a few more feet to fit everyone in the photo.
   one has access to someone with a word processor.                           However, as you do, the light from your flash is spread
   We don’t care if you use WordPerfect or Microsoft Word.                    out over a larger area and the resulting photo will be
   We also don’t care if you use a PC or a Macintosh. We can                  dark or underexposed. We get a lot of these.
   handle word processing documents from them all.                            The typical small built-in flash unit in most cameras
   a. Do not format your article as a multi-column docu-                      will usually have about a 9-foot flash/subject distance
      ment. Use plain, single-column text.                                    limit. An external flash, (if your camera can handle
   b. Use one space between sentences, not two.                               one), can increase the useful flash/subject distance to
   c. Do not indent the beginnings of new paragraphs, but                     30 feet or more.
      please leave a blank line between paragraphs.                       b. Don’t expect a single flash to illuminate an entire large
   d. Do not embed any photos in your word processing                         room. The people closest to you will be overexposed
      document. Submit digital photos separately as .jpg                      (very light) and those across the room will be underex-
      files, or send a print of each film-based photo.                        posed (very dark).
   e. Run your article through a spell checker, but bear in                   If you use a tiltable external flash, you can point it
      mind that no spell checker can find mistakes like “I sea                upwards at about 45 degrees and bounce the light off
      the tree.” because these are all correctly spelled English              the ceiling. This will more evenly illuminate the entire

      scene. However, this method will not work in rooms                    Have someone (preferably not a Sheriff-person) read it
      with very high ceilings.                                          and listen to their suggestions. Is it too long? Too short? Does
  c. When outdoors, always try to have the sun behind you.              it tell your story in a way that anyone will understand what
      Otherwise peoples’ faces will be in the shadows and               you’re saying, or is it filled with police jargon and cryptic
      hard to see. In an extreme case, the people will be silou-        abbreviations known only within LASD?
      etted.                                                                Having completed this “peer review” all that’s left is to
      Some cameras will allow you to use flash outdoors to              submit the article to us. Depending on how you are
      automatically “fill-in” the shadows.                              equipped, there are a number of ways that this can be done.
  d. We need captions: Please identify who and/or what is               1. CD-ROM: If you have access to a CD burner, and if you
      in the picture.                                                       use a digital camera, you can put your word processing
      On film-based photos, attach a short caption to the back              document, your captions, and all the .jpg picture files on a
      of the print.                                                         single CD-ROM. This way nothing will get lost or mis-
      On digital photos, write a short caption containing the               placed.
      exact file name of that particular photo. You can use the         2. Diskettes: If you have access to a 3.5-inch diskette drive,
      long numeric name the camera automatically assigns to                 you can put your entire package on one or more diskettes.
      each photo. Example: “DXG1073.jpg - (Left to right):              3. For articles with film-based photos: Obtain good quality
      John Smith, his wife Zelda, Sam Jones and Frank                       prints, place a caption on the back of each one and include
      Arvizu.”                                                              the prints with a diskette or CD-ROM containing the text
  e. Edit your photos: We have received as many as 400                      of the article.
      photos with a single article. Obviously, we can’t print           4. E-mail: If you use a digital camera, you can attach the arti-
      them all. Even though it’s easy and inexpensive to take               cle and .jpg files to one or more e-mails. Send these to both
      a lot of photos, try editing them down to six to twelve               of the following email addresses:
      of the best ones. And, don’t forget to write a short cap-    and
      tion for each.                                                    5. Hand Delivery, County Mail, or U.S. Mail: Mail or hand
  In summary, use the best camera you can get your hands                    carry the package to:
on, learn to use its controls, be aware of the scene’s lighting,            Sergeant Frank Arvizu
avoid backlit situations and/or use flash to your advantage                 Reserve Forces Bureau
but remember its distance limits. Your photos will be better.               11515 South Colima Road, #A-100
  Now that you’ve written your article, taken your photos                   Whittier, CA 90604
and written captions for them, what’s next?                                 Tel. 562-946-7868 ■

       1 Megapixel vs. 5 Megapixels - The Two Extremes
                                                              5 Megapixel
                                                              (2560 x 1920)
                                                              shown at
                                                              10% of
                                                              original size.

                                                                   Center cluster
                                                                   shown at 40%
                                                                      of original
                                                              1 Megapixel
                                                              (640 x 480)
                                                              shown at
                                                              40% of
                                                              original size.

                                                                   Center cluster
                                                                        shown at
                                                                         155% of
                                                                    original size.
         Photographic “Dos” & “Don’ts” - Digital or Film

A frame from a digital video recorder. Note the extreme fuzziness. The      This is what results if you shoot a picture with the sun behind the sub-
 camera and/or subjects may have been moving when it was taken.                   ject. Using your flash as a “fill-in” would lighten the faces.

 Bouncing your flash off a low ceiling allows you to more evenly illu-         This picture of my granddaughter Olivia was taken with the sun
minate the people close to the camera as well as those who are further        behind her but the camera’s flash was used as a “fill-in” light. Yes,
     away. Tilt it up so that it points to the center of the ceiling.         that is a real butterfly on her nose, she raised it from a caterpillar.

                          Some Digital Photographic “Magic”
                                                                    ometimes we receive photos that need work before we can use them
                                                                    in our publications. Even though we are able to digitally enhance and
                                                                    modify some photographs to a certain extent, we cannot perform mir-
                                                                  We use state-of0the-art digital hardware and software to work on the
                                                               images, it is a very time-consuming process.
                                                                  Ideally you will submit photos that follow our guidelines. This will
                                                               make our job much easier and far more pleasant.
        Before...                       ...After.

 A “dark” (underexposed) photo exactly as received by Reserve News,         The exact same photo after digital image enhancement and retouching
                        scanned at 300 dpi.                                                      using Adobe PhotoShop.

           Images for Cover Photos Are More Demanding
        ll digital cameras take photos               as high as 2400 dpi as do do commer-                  even worse.
        at 72 dots per inch (dpi). 72 dpi            cial phototypesetting devices. A 72                       At the other extreme, at 100% of its
        is the resolution of most com-               dpi photo that looks great on a com-                  original size, a 72dpi (2560x1920) five
puter monitors, so a photo taken at                  puter’s screen will look bad on paper.                megapixel picture will be 35.5 inches
that resolution will look as good as it                 At 100% of its original size, a 72 dpi             wide and 26.67 inches high. To make it
can when viewed on your computer’s                   (640x480), one megapixel photo will                   fit we’ll have to reduce it to about 25%
screen.                                              be only 8.89 inches wide and 6.67                     of its original size, effectively increas-
   However, when you print the same                  inches tall. That’s not big enough for a              ing its resolution to about 300 dpi. On
picture on paper, it’s a different story             cover photo, so it will have to be                    paper, it will look great. Below are two
altogether. Today’s inkjet printers run              enlarged to fit the page and will look                actual examples. ■

  A one megapixel (640 x 480) image shown at 100% of actual size. Note the overall fuzziness and lack of detail, (especially of Olivia’s hair) which
                                          makes this image unsuitable for use as a quality cover photo.

A five megapixel (2560 x 1920) image shown at only 25% of its actual size. Note the sharpness of the subject’s hair, the detail of small elements such as
             her eyebrows and the butterfly’s thin legs all of which make this image very suitable for use as a high-quality cover photo.
                          Special Olympics Summer Games 2002
                                Sworn and Civilian Together...Volunteering
     unice Kennedy Shriver started the concept of Special Olympics             event, each western state began to formulate plans to organize its own
     in 1963 as a daycamp for people with mental retardation to pro-           chapter program. And in the following years, the program was
     vide them with the therapeutic effects of physical fitness and            expanded to include opportunities for training, a multi-level compe-
sports. In 1968 she organized the first International Special Olympics         tition structure and year-round programming.
Games, in which 1,000 athletes from the U.S., Canada and France com-               In an historic move on July 1, 1995, California Special Olympics
peted. That year, Special Olympics was founded as a nonprofit orga-            was divided into two separately incorporated Chapters, Special
nization.                                                                      Olympics Southern California. Inc. and Special Olympics Northern
   The first Annual Western Regional Special Olympics was held on              California, Inc. This division was a first in the history of the Special
July 26, 1969 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. A total of nine            Olympics movement. The change afforded each new California
hundred athletes from Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New               Chapter a dramatic opportunity to greatly expand outreach efforts.
Mexico, Nevada and Utah participated in the softball throw, the 50             The new Southern California Chapter is bounded by San Luis Obispo,
and 300-yard dash and 25 and 50-yard swim. With the success of this            Kern and Inyo Counties in the north, and the state line in the south. ■
                                                         First, A Good Breakfast

                                         Explorer checking on Special                                               Lieutenant Ron Dayhoff, an
                                        Olympians making sure they’re                                            unidentified Civilian Volunteer and
   Reserve Commander William          fueled and ready for competition in   Sergeant Danny Stotts on clean-up      Captain John Franklin doing a
Calicchia serving athletes breakfast.         the Summer Games.                          crew.                      fantastic job bussing tables.
                                                      Then, Let The Games Begin

     The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

                                 Region III
     (Cerritos, Industry, Lakewood, Norwalk, Pico Rivera, San Dimas
                       and Walnut Sheriff’s Stations)

                                  Presents the

      Community Academy
      Learn more about the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and these
                       fascinating areas of law enforcement:
                             PATROL PROCEDURES
                     AERO BUREAU (HELICOPTERS) and K-9
                          NARCOTICS ENFORCEMENT
                               DETECTIVE BUREAU

                               The program is FREE.

       Classes are held for thirteen consecutive weeks from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.

                         For more information contact:
            The Norwalk Sheriff’s Station Community Relations Office.
                    Deputy Chris Malloy, at (562) 466-5453.

                            A TRADITION OF SERVICE

              Community Academy Graduation - July 2002
          LASD Civilian Volunteers, Explorers and Civilians from the Community

Commander Sandra Hutchens eloquently hosted the ceremony.             Norwalk and Industry Volunteers serving refreshments to the
                                                                                 graduates, their friends and families.

                      Sheriff Lee Baca individually congratulated each graduate and was the keynote speaker.
              Altadena Station - Sheriff’s Youth Cadet Program
                                                           By: Joanne L. Tornquist

                                                                                                                    this program will expand

       he        Altadena
       Sheriff’s      Youth                                                                                         to all of the schools that
       Cadet     Program,                                                                                           require such attention,
funded         by        the                                                                                        not only in Los Angeles
Community            School                                                                                         County, but throughout
Policing Grant, is a new                                                                                            California     as      well.
program that is directed                                                                                            Recently, during a visit
towards at-risk youth liv-                                                                                          the       program        by
ing       in     Altadena.                                                                                          Superintendent Dr. Percy
Conceived        by      the                                                                                        Clark, of the Pasadena
Altadena             Crime                                                                                          Unified School District,
Prevention deputy, the                                                                                              he expressed his hopes
Explorer’s coordinator,                                                                                             for us to open this pro-
and        the      Edison                                                                                          gram at other schools in
Elementary School coun-                                                                                             his school district as early
selor, the goal of this pro-                                                                                        as the new school year.
                             Some students from the first graduating class of the Altadena Sheriff’s
gram was to help pro- Program proudly holding up their certificates of achievement, includingYouth Cadet
                                                                                                      members of       Though grants are
vide reinforcement and a       the Altadena Sheriff’s Station on top row, (l to r), CSO Joanne Tornquist, Deputy    being written, the success
structured environment                 Sam Estrada, Deputy Gregory Gabriel and Captain Joe Gutierrez.               of such a program relies
for fourth and fifth grade                                                                                          on the intervention of the
students facing problems with their             vided the means for this to take place.                Sheriff’s Deputies, Explorers and
school and home lives. Though this              The participants in this program have                  Civilian Volunteers within the
program       is    similar   to     our        already exhibited serious behavioral                   Sheriff’s Department. Each of these
Department’s V.I.D.A. program, there            and discipline problems, and many                      groups of people have provided not
are a few differences, namely the age           unequivocally live in difficult home                   only invaluable mentoring and friend-
group of the children ranges from 8             situations while most are subjected                    ship, but have also given that special
though 11 years old, and an added               daily to the peer pressures of gangs,                  brand of attention and connection that
emphasis is placed on education.                drugs and violence on the school                       these youth need, and we have given
   With the expertise of our own                grounds.                                               them the platform for them to finally
deputies, the peer leadership of our                 During these eight weeks, kids par-               grasp for that which they reach for.
Explorers, and the mentoring of our             ticipated in drill and discipline                         If we are not proactive with the
Civilian Volunteers, in collaboration           instruction, counseling, homework,                     youth of our cities, they will grab onto
with the Pasadena Unified School                team competitions, and interactive                     those destructive forces that make
District, this program helped to                lectures. In the first two weeks of the                them feel a part of something, or with
bridge the gap between law enforce-             program, we focused primarily on                       purpose in their senses of purpose-
ment and Edison Elementary School’s             drill instruction because we needed to                 lessness or powerlessness. Currently,
youth. Our Explorers, trained in lead-          instill the necessary discipline and                   we are a small group, but maybe our
ership at the Explorer Leadership               focus to form the foundation for the                   vision will rub off on many more of
Institute at Camp Pendelton, worked             rest of the program. Several of our law                these children as time passes.
closely with each of the 30 children in         enforcement personnel spoke to the                     Children, despite it all, are still chil-
the program under the auspices of               kids covering topics, such as narcotics,               dren. We, the adults are the ones who
full-time deputies who volunteered              gang awareness, violence, anger man-                   help them find their strengths and
their own time throughout the entire            agement, critical thinking and issues                  provide the allowance for them to
eight weeks as well.                            dealing with youth and crime. There                    dream and hope.
   This program addressed social,               was also a focus on enhancing class-                      At the end of the eight-week pro-
emotional, and educational problems,            room performance through home-                         gram, the students, their families, and
in hopes to develop discipline,                 work assignments and mentoring.                        invited guests participated in a gradu-
responsibility, accountability, respect              During the first few weeks, I saw                 ation ceremony. Congressman Adam
and tolerance in the characters of the          children who had lost more hope than                   Schiff,    Senator       Jack      Scott,
participating youth. The children in            any ten-year old should, and wit-                      Assemblywoman Carol Liu, and
this program were so rarely given the           nessed the effects of children who                     Supervisor Michael Antonovich, and
opportunity of others’ time, attention,         never knew or understood bound-                        special members from the Sheriff’s
purpose, boundaries, predictability of          aries because so few had been drawn                    Department,        including      Sherri
positive reinforcement, opportunities,          for them. I saw those who were fright-                 DeAngelis          our        Volunteer
persistence and trust were freely               ened by the experience of this cadet                   Administrator, were present at this
given to build the will for them to             program, not because of its demands,                   celebration to show their support for
want to live, not simply survive.               but because this seemed to be the first                these accomplished youth. Before
Though their situations were often              time they were being challenged to                     receiving all of their certificates, the
quite unfortunate, the strength of this         reach within themselves because they                   students gave a special drill presenta-
program did not lie in our feeling              were being told that we believed in                    tion. What started out as tears and
sorry for the children, but our show-           them.                                                  anger ended in smiles from all who
ing them that they were capable of                   Though this was the first-run of the              participated and those same youth
exceeding their own expectations of             Altadena Sheriff’s Youth Cadet                         now ask us if they can come back next
themselves to succeed. We only pro-             Program, it is everybody’s hope that                   year to participate once again! ■

                                    Youth Cadet Program Activities

                Week 2, Day 1 - Explorer Angel Grandes.                       Week 2, Day 2 - Deputy Sam Estrada and CSO Joanne Tornquist.

 Week 2, Day 2 - Explorer Jonathan Paik, (also in the Army Reserves)..                      Week 2, Day 2 - Explorer Tim Horen.

Week 2, Day 2 - Explorers and a Reserve Marine work with physical training.   Week 3, Day 1 - Deputy Estrada conducts classroom instruction.


   Youth Cadet Milan Weedon singing the             Yvonne Mizell, Principal, Edison Elementary      Shelly Dansby Hall, Elementary Counseling
            National Anthem.                                          School.                            Advisor, Edison Elementary School.

                                                   Explorers Who Volunteered
                                                  in the Youth Cadet Program:
                                                                    Chris Aparicio
                                                                    Angel Grandes
                                                                     Matt Harley
                                                                    Timothy Horen
                                                                    Jonathon Paik
                                                                    Justin Phillips
Civilian Volunteer Rosie Ewell, also, Altadena
         Station Volunteer of the Year.                             Jessica Quirol
                             Palmdale Station Honors Volunteers
                                               By: Dennis Zaferis, Civilian Volunteer

                                                                                            Volunteer Pat Burke was unable to

      he Palmdale Station held its
      yearly Volunteer Appreciation                                                      attend a luncheon with the sheriff, so
      Dinner on Thursday May 9th,                                                        he was presented with his 1000 hour
2002 at the Palmdale Cultural Center.                                                    star by Captain Judge and Deputy
The dinner is sponsored by the                                                           Miklos.
Palmdale Sheriffs Boosters and the                                                          This year’s ceremony also marked a
Palmdale Station personnel. The din-                                                     “change of command” for the volun-
ner is to honor all the volunteers that                                                  teer coordinator from Deputy Dave
give so freely of their time to support                                                  Miklos to Deputy Johnie Jones.
the Sheriff’s Department and the                                                         Deputy Miklos has been in charge of
Palmdale Station. These volunteers                                                       the volunteer program for the past 4
                                                 L to R- Deputy Jones, Captain Judge,
include Reserve Deputies (Patrol &                  Dolores Watson, & Pat Russel.        years, and will be leaving us to take a
Search and Rescue), Volunteers on                                                        position as a field training officer at
                                                 Dolores Watson has been a volun-        the Palmdale Station.
Patrol, and Explorer Scouts.
                                              teer for just over 1 year and is
   This year’s awards for Volunteers
                                              assigned to the Littlerock area, but
of the Year were awarded in 6 cate-
                                              also assists with record keeping and
gories, they were presented by
                                              other duties in the Palmdale Station.
Captain Terry Judge, Sgt. Dave Sauer,
                                                 Mary Jane Hirsch, in addition to
Deputy Dave Miklos, Deputy Johnie
                                              her regular patrol duties deals with
Jones, and Pat Russell representing
                                              special projects for the City Liaison
Supervisor Michael Antonovich.
                                              Deputy and volunteers for all special
   Reserve Deputy of the Year was
awarded to S/R Al Beattie. Post 699
Explorer of the Year was given to                                                         Deputy Dave Miklos, Pat Burke & Dennis
Salvador Lerma, Delores Watson was
awarded Volunteer on Patrol -                                                                Volunteers Pat Burke and Dennis
Littlerock, Mary Jane Hirsch for                                                         Zaferis on behalf of all the volunteers
Volunteer on Patrol – Palmdale,                                                          presented a plaque to Deputy Miklos
Dennis Zaferis for Volunteer on Patrol                                                   with the following inscription:
- Mounted Unit, and Susan Mortimer                                                               Deputy David L. Miklos
for overall Volunteer of the Year.                                                          The members of the Palmdale Sheriffs
                                                                                            Station Volunteers On Patrol wish to
                                                                                           thank you for your support of our pro-
                                               Susan Mortimer, Dennis Zaferis & Mary                       gram.
                                                           Jane Hirsch.                  Without the dedication and guidance you
                                                                                          provided, the program would not be the
                                                 Dennis Zaferis performs patrol                 great success that it is today.
                                              work both on the mounted unit and in                      May 9, 2002
                                              the Volunteer on Patrol program. He            Dave was also presented with new
                                              also created a data base to track pawn     duty equipment for his new patrol
                                              slips, used to track stolen merchan-       training position.
                                              dise, and also designed and maintains          Dave will be greatly missed as our
  L to R- Sgt Sauer, Al Beatty & Captain      the Palmdale Station Volunteer web         coordinator, but as a training officer if
                  Judge,                      site                      he is able influence and educate more
                                                 Susan Mortimer conducts patrols in      deputies to have the “Dave Miklos
   Al Beatty is the owner of a local
                                              the City of Palmdale as well as being a    demeanor”, the Sheriff’s Department
muffler shop as well as being a board
                                              courier between the Palmdale Station       and our community will surely be the
member of the local high school dis-
                                              and the Sheriff’s Department Los           winners.
trict; he is the Captain of the Palmdale
                                              Angels office three days a week. She
reserve company and has been with
                                              has also volunteered for special events
the Palmdale Station since it opened.
                                              and has given more than 1500 hours
   Salvador Lerma received his award
                                              in a little more than 18 months.
for “effort spent in the program” by
                                                 Each award winner was presented
committing himself above assigned
                                              a plaque from the station and an
                                              award from Supervisor Michael D.
                                              Antnovich’s office.

                                                                                                   Deputy Dave Miklos

L to R- Deputy Jones, Capt. Judge, Salvador                                                The dinner was attended by over
      Lerma, Pat Russell & Sgt. Sauer         Deputy Miklos, Pat Burke & Captain Judge   100 volunteers and their guests. ■
Lance Close (VOP)        Jody Smith &
& Sherry.                 Leslie Smith

Christine                Lynn Barrow
& Craig Jones               (VOP-M),
(Both VOP-M,            Laurie Brown
Chris is the Team            (VOP-M)
Leader).             & Lynn’s husband

Donna Loriano
(VOP-M)               Deputy Miklos
& Tom Carroll                   with
(VOP).              Don & Lisa Large.

Mary Jane Hirsch        Ray Saavedra
(VOP)                          (VOP)
& Susan Mortimer        & wife Sandy.

Laurie Brown               Teri Rogers
(VOP-M)                      (VOP-M)
& husband Jim.      & husband Charlie.

Jody Smith            Burt Sanderson,
& Leslie Smith            Tawna Born,
(VOP-M).               Brenda Bolding
                      & Fred Gonzales
                         (All VOP-M).

I pledge allegiance to the flag
             of the
   United States of America
      and to the republic
      for which it stands:
     one nation, under God,
          with liberty
       and justice for all.

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