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Armed home invasion in Glendale Wednesday At 5:15 am on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, Glendale police responded to the 700 block of Patterson Avenue after receiving calls from a victim of an armed home invasion. Victims from inside the home reported three men with a gun. One of the residents suffered a laceration on his head after being beaten. As officers arrived, they saw three men leaving the area in a vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the fleeing vehicle. The short pursuit terminated in a collision near the intersection of Concord Street and Wilson Avenue. One male fled the vehicle on foot and the other two were arrested at the scene. A gun was recovered at the scene of the crash. Glendale Police officers locked down the area between the 134 North to Patterson and Concord to San Fernando Road where the third suspect may have fled. The suspect is Please see page 2



BY JIM E. WINBURN The 124th Tournament of Roses Parade included a lineup of 42 floats, 23 bands, and 21 equestrian units, all of which received cheers and applause from viewers along the 5-and-a-half mile parade route along Colorado Boulevard. The 2013 theme for the 124th Tournament of Roses Parade was “Oh, the Places You'll Go!” Officials selected the peppy title for its ambitious take on seizing the moment by throwing off the realistic cares of our daily lives and charging forth with youthful confidence.

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, the world famous primatologist and animal welfare advocate, served as Grand Marshal of the 2013 Tournament of Roses while riding in a horsedrawn carriage covered with roses and ferns. According to Tournament of Roses President Sally Bixby, Dr. Goodall provided inspiration for this year’s theme. “The theme can be interpreted as a celebration of accomplishment, discovery and travel of course, but equally valid is its implicit call to action,” said Bixby. “We think Dr. Goodall’s

(Left) Glendale Rose Float (Right) Burbank Rose Float. -Photos by Jim E. Winburn

life story is a testament to the sense of adventure and openness to possibility that this phrase suggests: As a young woman, she defied convention to follow her dreams, and she has committed herself to a life of global citizenship, inspiring children and adults alike

along the way.” This year’s Rose Queen is 17-year-old Pasadena native and high school student Vanessa Manjarrez. Having presided over the annual celebration each year since 1930, the queen and Rose Princesses are selected in

a month-long process from hundreds of local women between the ages of 17 and 21 to participate as a member of the Royal Court. Float preparation is one of the greatest challenges of the Rose Parade. Please see page 7

245 people arrested by ICE in ‘Operation Sunflower’

Burbank Fire Chief Ray Krakowski retires after 32 years of service

2 Southern Californians among those arrested

Tom Lenahan to serve as acting Fire Chief during internal search for replacement

One hundred twentythree victims of child sexual exploitation were identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents during an international operation aimed at rescuing victims and targeting individuals who own, trade and produce images of child pornography. Of that number, 44 children were directly rescued from their abusers and 79 were identified as either being exploited by others outside of their home or are now adults who were victimized as children. HSI launched Operation Sunflower in November 2012 to commemorate

the one-year anniversary in which the identification of a sunflower-shaped highway road sign led to the rescue of an 11-year-old girl in Kansas. Operation Sunflower was executed through the first week of December 2012, but victim identification and rescue efforts continue under HSI’s Operation Predator. “The sexual abuse of young children, often at the hands of people they trust, is a particular wrong,” said ICE Director John Morton. “Whenever our investigations reveal the production and distribution of new child pornography online, we will do everything we can to rescue the victim and

prosecute the abuser even if takes us years or around the world to do it. A relentless fight against child exploitation is the only answer.” HSI and partner law enforcement agencies arrested 245 individuals during the operation, which took place Nov. 1 to Dec. 7. Of the 123 victims, 110 were identified in 19 U.S. states. Of the 123 victims identified during Operation Sunflower: five were under the age of 3, nine were ages 4 to 6; 21 were ages 7 to 9; 11 were ages 10 to 12; 38 were ages 13 to 15; and 15 were ages 16 to 17. Twenty-four of the victims identified are

Chief Krawkowski began his career with Burbank Fire in August of 1980 and promoted through the ranks as a firefighter and paramedic, engineer and captain. Krakowski was promoted to Battalion Chief in 1994 and held that rank 15 years before being named Interim Chief in 2009, and elevated to Permanent Chief in 2010. He recently served five weeks as the acting City Manager until the arrival of Interim City Manager Ken Pulskamp on December 3. Chief Krakowski at-

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Burbank Fire Chief Ray Krawkowski will end 32 years of public service when he retires. -Courtesy Photo of Burbank Fire Dept.

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This year’s going to be different Time to close the old calendar and open the new. This year is going to be different. I’ll get the birthdays, theater dates and all that stuff written in right away. I save the old one to serve as a diary of the year that has just slipped by. I slide the heel of my hand down the new. It won’t lie flat. Give it a couple of days. On to the second project of the new year. I take the tinsel and ornaments from the tree and replace them in their boxes. No more needles pemanently imbedded in the carpet since we’ve gone artificial but I still get pricked as I fold the tree branches. I visually inventory the

decorations on the mantle and the tables. This is the year I’m finally going to get rid of some of the older ones, the bent, the chipped, the dusty. First the reindeer with the broken leg. Rolly was three that year. He thought all four legs should be straight. These little snowmen haven’t been white for years, I guess. Greg made them when he was in kindergarten. How many times have I reglittered this old angel? I remember the night Bob sat her by my plate after we had that little tiff. He said I was an angel for giving in. It’s no use. Maybe next year. Up to the attic

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‘Jane Doe’ child pornography suspect arrested in Los Angeles

Public tips lead HSI special agents to her capture Just hours after federal authorities made a national announcement appealing to the public for leads in a child pornography case with ties to the Los Angeles area, the “Jane Doe” suspect wanted in connection with that investigation was arrested outside an apartment complex in North Hills. “Just after ICE’s nationwide plea for public assistance, five separate community tips led to the arrest of Jane Doe,” said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton. “This arrest would not have happened without the public’s help, and it demonstrates how much individual citizens can do to help law enforcement attack crime. The best way to protect innocent children from sex offenders is for law enforcement, educators, parents and concerned citizens to join forces and fight back.” Letha Mae Montemayor, 52, was taken into custody without incident at approximately 7:30 p.m. Thursday by special agents with ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and officers from the Los Angeles Police Department. Montemayor was identified by both her facial appearance and the presence of known tattoos. Montemayor’s arrest came less than 10 hours after HSI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California released photographs of an unidentified man and woman, known only as “Jane Doe” and “John Doe,” sought in connection with a child sexual exploitation case. At approximately 2 p.m. Thursday, HSI special agents received the first tip via a call in to the ICE Tip Line regarding “Jane Doe’s” possible identity. Subsequently, several additional corroborating leads were provided by the community. After cross-checking various databases and determining Montemayor was the likely suspect, investigators placed her under surveillance prior to making the arrest. Montemayor is charged in a federal criminal complaint with one count of production of

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child pornography. She is expected to make her initial appearance in federal court Friday afternoon. The identity and whereabouts of the male suspect in the case, “John Doe,” remain unknown at this time, as does the identity of the victim. HSI officials underscore that the criminal investigation is ongoing. “This significant development brings us one step closer to vindicating the victim and helping to regain some dignity for all victims of child exploitation crimes,” said U.S. Attorney André Birotte, Central District of California. “With the help of the media and concerned members of the public, we were able to quickly identify the woman allegedly involved in this child pornography case. We still want the public’s help in identifying John Doe and the victim in the disturbing series of images that continue to be circulated on the Internet.” The criminal complaint alleges that “Jane Doe,” now believed to be Montemayor, was involved in the production of a widely circulated series of child pornography images taken about 11 years ago. Despite extensive investigative efforts, HSI special agents had been unable to determine the identity of the male and female suspects in those photographs. The pictures show an adult man and woman sexually molesting a girl who appears to be about 13. Forensic analysis of the images conducted by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) led investigators to conclude they were produced in the Los Angelesarea, specifically in the San Fernando Valley.

The child pornography images in this case were first discovered by HSI special agents in Chicago in 2007. The material was submitted to the Child Victim Identification Program operated by NCMEC, which determined the victim had not yet been identified and was not linked with other known child pornography images. ICE’s search for John Doe and the two additional unknown suspects, wanted for questioning in other unsolved child pornography investigations, continues. Anyone with information or tips that can assist in these investigations is encouraged to call 1-866-DHS-2-ICE or visit Tips may be reported anonymously. The announcement of the case against John and Jane Doe was made in connection with HSI’s Operation Sunflower, a recently concluded enforcement action aimed at rescuing victims and targeting individuals who own, trade and produce child pornography. Operation Sunflower was conducted as part of Operation Predator, a nationwide HSI initiative to protect children from sexual predators, including those who travel overseas for sex with minors, Internet child pornographers, criminal alien sex offenders and child sex traffickers. HSI encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free hotline at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE or by completing its online tip form at Both are staffed around the clock by investigators. Please see page 6

With escalating healthcare industry attacks on patient care protections and living standards for registered nurses and other hospital employees, often aided by a surrogate wearing a union label who cosponsored an effort to suspend California’s nurse-to-patient ratio law, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today announced the affiliation of the National Union of Healthcare Workers. “Today we intend to send an unmistakable message to a callous hospital industry that nurses will not stand silent in the face of a ruthless drive by hospital employers or their collaborators to uproot decades of progress made by RNs and other healthcare workers,” said CNA Co-President Deborah Burger, RN. The sharp uptick in concession demands by large hospital chains, such as Kaiser Permanente and Sutter Health, for sweeping reductions in health coverage, pensions, and workplace and economic standards, while California hospitals made $4.4 billion in profits in 2010 alone, coincides with broader attacks on unions and workers, as symbolized by the recent enactment of so-called right-to-work legislation in Michigan. But, noted CNA, the assault has a unique character in California where United Healthcare West/SEIU President Dave Regan and his top managers have acted on behalf of big employers like Kaiser and Sutter, and the hospital industry lobby arm, the California Hospital Asso-

ciation. Regan and his management circle have targeted safe care standards while acceding to unprecedented cuts in contract standards that have severely undermined the ability of nurses to defend patient safety and their own contract protections. “For 25 years we have worked to strengthen the ability of RNs to deliver safe care, to enhance the professional practice of RNs, and to improve the ability of nurses to have safe working conditions, economic security, and the ability to retire in dignity. We will never accept reductions in quality of care and patient services for our communities, or cuts that reverse living standards for nurses, other workers, and our families,” said Burger. “Nurses across California know our unparalleled record of fighting to protect their patient advocacy rights and professional practice, whether in standing up to aggressive employers, or winning improvements in legislation or regulation,” said Burger. “With this affiliation, we are also sending a message to other hospital workers that our unity can advance the interests of all healthcare workers who face employer demands for cuts, or a union like UHW/ SEIU that has failed them. Many UHW/SEIU members have already contacted CNA, as well as NUHW, seeking real representation,” said Zenei Cortez, RN, who chairs CNA’s Kaiser bargaining team and is also a CNA copresident. “Uniting together, CNA and NUHW are taking a huge step forward in achiev-

ing our joint goal of upholding standards for workers and patients.” Moves by Kaiser, California’s largest hospital system, illustrate the stakes. Despite generating $8.2 billion in profits the past three years, Kaiser has understaffed hospital units, delayed admissions, pushed early discharge of patients, and subjected patients for long waits for mental healthcare appointments. Concurrently, in Kaiser, Regan and UHW managers have: accepted significant cuts in retiree healthcare coverage and healthcare privacy rights, agreed to subcontracting of jobs, failed to protect members from elimination of more than 1,000 positions in hospitals and clinics, agreed to impose a 9 cent per hour labor-management “Partnership Tax” on members, and demonstrated an enthusiastic willingness to market Kaiser’s business model. CNA and NUHW have opposed such unjustified cuts. CNA and NUHW members have walked off the job and onto the picket line together. This year, the National Labor Relations Board will schedule an election for 43,000 Kaiser workers who will decide whether to remain in UHW/ SEIU or to join NUHW. At the same time, in addition to his attack on California’s landmark ratio law on behalf of CHA and the hospital industry in general, Regan also co-authored a CHA plan to tie health benefits to arbitrary lifestyle goals and penalize workers who don’t meet those goals with higher costs, regardless of chronic conditions or other health history.

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Clergy, community leaders and politicians rally for peace in wake of Christmas shootings

Rev Ed Bacon of All Saints at last week’s peace rally.

Approximately 200 plus people attended a rally outside All Saints Church on Sunday afternoon, in a unifying effort to bring peace to a community that has been torn apart by gun violence in the past year. Outside the church community activists and law enforcement officials asked Pasadena and Altadena residents to play a major role in promoting peace in their communities and turning potential gang member around and offering alternatives to an otherwise destructive lifestyle. Amonng those standing in solidarity with one another were Assemblymember Chris Holden,

Chief Phillip Sanchez,Rev Ed Bacon, Mayor Bogaard and a long list of ecumenical leaders from Pasadena churches and social organizations. One of those killed Christmas Day was Victor McClinton, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department employee and founder of the nonprofit Brotherhood Community Youth Sports League. He was killed by a stray bullet from a gang-related shooting about 11a.m. on Christmas morning. An alleged gand member was also shot in that incident. “McClinton was gunned down in a senseless act of gang violence,”

By Terry Miller said Capt. John Benedict the intersection colliding of the sheriff’s Altadena with a minivan making a Station. left turn onto Maple Street. “One person, one As a result of the colliathlete, one family at a sion, Tracey Ong Tan, 26 time, McClinton changed years, Glendale resident, Pasadena,” the Pasadena and an 11 year old child, Chief Phillip Sanchez told Daly City resident, died at the large crowd realling in the scene. Three other ocfront of All Saints Sunday cupants from the minivan afternoon. were transported to a local After the fatal shooting hospital with serious injuof McClinton, an FBI agent ries and identified as Kenaccompanied by a Pasade- ric Ng, 49 years, Irene Ng, na police officer beacame 52 years, and a 16 year old involved in the pursuit of a female, all residing in Daly vehicle allegedly driven by City, Ca. a gang member, according Four suspects were to police. During the pur- arrested for murder and suit, a loaded handgun was are identified as Darryl thrown from the suspect’s vehicle. The Pasadena Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were conducting joint gang enforcement in the city of Pasadena following that homicide. At approximately 8:00 p.m., the officers observed a silver Dodge Durango commit a traffic violation in the area of Claremont Street and Marengo Avenue. They attempted to initiate a traffic stop; however, the driver, later identified as Darryl Williams, failed to yield. A vehicle pursuit ensued as Williams attempted to flee. As Williams approached the intersection of Marengo Avenue and Maple Street, he failed to stop for a red light and drove into -Photos by Terry Miller

Williams, Black male-22, Pasadena resident, Brittany Washington, Black female-21, Los Angeles resident, Demauria Hannah, Black male-22, Pasadena resident, and Jada Mays, Black female-18, Pasadena resident. All suspects sustained moderate injuries from the collision. During the pursuit, one of the occupants discarded a loaded handgun that was later recovered by Pasadena Police officers. On December 28, 2012, the Pasadena Police Department presented the collision investigation to

the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The District Attorney’s Office filed the following charges; Darrell Lee Williams PC 187(a), Murder PC 186.22, Gang enhancement PC 245(a) 1, Assault with a deadly weapon PC 29800(a) (1) Felon in possession of firearm Brittany Michelle Washington PC 187 (a) Murder PC 186.22, Gang enhancement PC 245(a) 1, Assault with a deadly weapon.

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Wine, French Food and Rustic LA County By Greg Aragon Los Angeles never ceases to amaze me. Just when I thought I’ve covered all the cool spots around, I discover a place like Aqua Dulce and the Sierra Pelona Valley Viticultural Area. Located in the hills near Santa Clarita, the town is not only famous for rustic Hollywood movie shoots, but also boasts a burgeoning wine country and a renowned French restaurant. My getaway to area began last Sunday, when I headed north on the 5 Freeway, switched to the 14 Freeway, and found myself on a beautiful, winding road cutting through rustic hills and ancient rock formations. As I continued on, I past ranches with cattle and horses and saw hawks soaring against the backdrop of iconic Vasquez Rocks. I was only about 40 miles from Pasadena, but the scenery took me much farther away. In a few minutes I drove

through a tiny town, and followed a sign down a dusty dirt road to Reyes Winery, where I rendezvoused with a friend. We then met winery owner Robert Reyes, who gave us a tour of the property and showed us to the tasting room, where we sampled some of his awardwinning grapes. Located at an elevation of 2800 ft, in the newly established appellation officially known as the Sierra Pelona Valley Viticultural Area, the winery started in April of 2004 when Reyes and his family planted Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay, and Muscat on his 16-acre plot. Since then, his love of wine and wine-making turned from a small harvest for family and friends into a thriving enterprise that has to date won 18 significant medals and awards. During our wine flight we sampled two gold medal winners: a 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, with aromas of cherry and cocoa, and subtle tastes of peppercorn, pomegranate and mandarin; and a 2009 Merlot. I quickly understood why Reyes has made a name

for himself in the industry and why the Sierra Pelona Valley was recently granted American Viticultural Area (AVA) status. While sampling various varietals, I examined some of Robert’s vineyard-inspired paintings. Besides an expert vintner, he is also an accomplished painter with his pieces displayed around the property. After tasting, Robert told us about the upcoming First Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival, which will be held Saturday January 26 at Reyes Winery. Attending the event will be Sierra Pelona Valley Vintners, local winemakers and other wineries and breweries from all across southern California. There will also be gourmet food, live music by Still Moving Project and much more. We then headed a couple miles down the road to Le Chene French Cuisine for lunch, where we met chef-owner Juan Alonso and experienced a memorable lunch in an historic castle-like structure made of river rock and surrounded by centennial oaks. Famous for great wine,

traditional French dishes and romantic atmosphere, the place is a secluded gem. Alonso, who was born in Spain and raised in France, opened Le Chene in 1980 and is also an expert vintner. He says his restaurant offers over 900 different French and Californian wines. And then there is the Le Chene food. Our lunch began with tasty duck pate, accompanied with toma-

toes, tiny pickles and caramelized onions. I then experienced the exciting Eggs Fisherman, with rice, potatoes, scallops, shrimp and mushrooms, covered with lobster sauce and topped with two poached eggs. While I was devouring this masterpiece, my friend was sipping Juan’s red blend of Syrah, Grenache and tannat, and enjoying a tasty plate of Arctic Char Meuniere, potato au gratin and

sweet potato puree. Reyes Winery is located at 10262 Sierra Highway Agua Dulce, 91390. For more info, call (661) 268-1865 or visit: or For info on First Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival, visit reyeswinery. com/spv-winefestival. For more info on Le Chene, call (661) 251-4315 or visit:

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Animal rights advocate sues HBO over equine deaths during filming of ‘LUCK’ at Santa Anita

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The Associated Press and other media outlets reported Thursday that an animal-rights advocate who oversaw working conditions on the canceled HBO series “Luck” has sued the network and the American Humane Association, claiming horses on the show were grossly mistreated.

Barbara Casey’s lawsuit which was filed Monday, Dec 31 in Los Angeles claims underweight, sick and drugged horses were used in the making of the film. The series canceled in March after four horses died while in production, Casey said. Casey was working for the American Humane

Association overseeing the well-being of the horses and says she was wrongfully fired after complaining about inhumane conditions on the show. HBO has repeatedly said it took every precaution to ensure the horses’ safety during the production at Santa Anita.

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These guys are no Mickey Mouse Musicians 1949-71 Firehouse five plus two got their start at Disney studios

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After WW11 ended, at Walt Disney Studios, a group of animators, writers and technicians (who loved jazz) would gather into Ward Kimball’s office at lunch time and play along with the phonograph. One day it broke down and they played without it. So, they started playing at weekly get togethers in living rooms. Word got out about them and they began playing for friends’ parties and public dances. At about that time the band consisted of animator and producer Ward Kimball (trombone), animation director Frank Thomas (piano), animator Clarke Mallory (clarinet), sound effects and voice of Mickey Mouse Jim MacDonald (drums) and screenwriter Ed Penner (bass sax, and later, the tuba). The next two to join were writer John Lucas (trumpet) and animator and art director Harper Goff (banjo). First the band was called “The Hugageedy 8” and then “The San Gabriel Valley Blue Blowers”. The Kimballs belonged to the

So. Ca. Horseless Carriage Club and decided to bring the band to one of their next events but what would the band ride in? Ward purchased a 1914 American La France fire truck from the city of Venice for $225. and spent six months having it fully restored. Red fire shirts, white suspenders and fire helmets were purchased. They rode in the fire truck for the clubs parade and they became the Firehouse Five. At one of there events Ward introduced the band as the Firehouse Five and John Lucas yelled out, “plus two.” Ward said that he liked it... and kept it. They were a big hit and began recording for the new “Good Time Lazz” label. John is on the first few tracks and for various reasons assistant director Danny Alguire (cornet) replaced John and the head of the sound effects department Monty Mountjoy (drums) took over for Jim MacDonald. They became famous, playing at the Beverly Cavern,the Macambo in Hollywood where movie

stars such as Ginger Rogers, Lucille Ball and Judy Garland came for the Charleston dance contest, for Hollywood and high society parties, Bing Crosby’s Golf Tournament, the Kraft T.V. Show and CBS Chesterfield radio program, T.V. shows and two movies: Republic’s 1951 “Hit Parade” and MGM’s “Grounds For Marraige”. They decided to take a hiatus for a while. Dick Roberts (banjo), star of Good Time Jazz’s Banjo Kings and Disney musician replaced Harper Goff because he wanted more time for illustration work. Tom Sharpsteen (clarinet), whos father was a Disney executive, briefly replaced Clarke before the FH5+2 hiatus. In 1954 music editor George Probert (soprano sax) began playing with the FH5+2. Jerry Hamm and Monte went back and forth on drums and Jim returned later, However,it was sound effects artist Eddie Forrest who took over on the drums and remained until the end. The FH5+2’s success soared playing several times for the Mickey Mouse T.V. Show, for the grand opening of Disneyland, the New Orleans stage, the Golden Horseshoe Theater and throughout Disneyland, dixieland jazz jubilees, fireman’s balls, charities, benefits, T.V. shows: Lawrence Welk, Milton Berle, Ed Wynn and ABC’s “Stars of Jazz” ...they were everywhere! By 1957 they had turned down an estimated one million dollars dollars worth of bookings and they had a standing offer to play Las Vegas for $12,000. a week. Well, that’s what the liner notes said but Probert says it was $15,000. Their success continued, converting the general public (in the U.S. and overseas) into new dixieland jazz fans, collectors and musicians, young and old.

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now adults who were victimized as children. Seventy were female and 53 were male. HSI victim assistance specialists, located in offices around the country, provide direct assistance to victims and families, and work with both child and adult victims to provide referrals for services and resources in their area. The specialists remain involved during the investigation and often beyond the sentencing of the perpetrator. Focusing on Victim Identification In 2012, HSI special agents, working closely with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), partially identified multiple individuals across the country who were sexually abusing young children and taking photos or videos of the acts. Special agents worked with the Department of Justice and its Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section to issue national Jane and John Doe warrants to arrest these perpetrators and rescue their victims. The most recent case was solved two weeks ago in Florida. Now, the public’s help is being sought with any leads that can help provide clues in several cases and rescue more victims. “We applaud our partners at ICE for their worldwide work in identifying these victims of child sexual exploitation and for helping to remove these children from extremely dangerous situations,” said NCMEC CEO John Ryan. “We know that there’s more work to be done. Anyone could know these victims, not knowing that they’re being harmed. They could be your neighbors’ children, your child’s classmate, or even your own child. We thank Director Morton and everyone at ICE for their strong commitment to rescuing the most vulnerable of victims.” Seeking ‘Jane and John Doe’ and Two Other Unknown Suspects On Monday, HSI special agents in Los Angeles

obtained a Jane and John Doe warrant based on a longstanding, unsolved case involving a widely distributed series of child pornography images. The photographs, which authorities believe were taken about 11 years ago, depict a male and female adult sexually molesting a girl who looks to be about 13 years old at the time. Although the male suspect’s face has been purposely obscured by an unknown person, the female suspect’s face can be seen in a number of the images. John Doe appears to be a white male, 40 to 50 years old; Jane Doe appears to be a white female, 35 to 45 years old. The suspects would now be approximately 11 years older. The female suspect has several tattoos, including: a black tattoo on her right hip resembling a butterfly; a tattoo on her right shoulder blade depicting the outline of a curled up cat; a tattoo with words across the top of her left wrist; and a tattoo of unknown design on the upper portion of her left breast. Based upon detailed forensic analysis, investigators suspect the abuse depicted in the images may have occurred in Los Angeles, possibly in the San Fernando Valley-area. HSI special agents in Los Angeles have interviewed dozens of individuals seeking further leads in the case, but they have yet to confirm the suspects’ or victim’s identities. Although the victim is likely an adult now, HSI continues to investigate the case in the hope that the perpetrators can be located and prosecuted, preventing the abuse of future victims. The sexual abuse images in this case were first discovered by HSI special agents in Chicago in 2007 in an unrelated child pornography investigation. The material was submitted to NCMEC’s Child Victim Identification Program, which determined the victim had not yet been identified and could be in danger of ongoing sexual exploitation. After determining there was

probable cause to believe that the abuse occurred in California in approximately 2001, NCMEC referred the case to HSI Los Angeles for further investigation. The images of two other unknown suspects, wanted for questioning in other unsolved child pornography investigations, are also being publicized. Anyone with information or tips that can assist in these investigations is encouraged to call 1-866-DHS-2-ICE or visit Tips may be reported anonymously. The identity and whereabouts of the victims and the perpetrators in these cases remain unknown. The Sunflower Case Operation Sunflower is named after the first case conducted one year ago under the agency’s newly created Victim Identification Program. Operation Sunflower commemorates the one-year anniversary of this first successful rescue under the new program. The Sunflower case began in November 2011 when Danish law enforcement officials shared with HSI their discovery of material and posts on a chat board indicating that a 16-year-old boy was planning to rape an 11-year-old girl. The suspect was soliciting advice on a pedophile board and posting images of the girl. One image held a clue that proved to be invaluable to investigators: a yellow road sign visible from the window of a moving vehicle. The road sign depicted a sunflower graphic that was unique to the State of Kansas. For days, HSI special agents drove in pairs along Kansas highways, seeking a comparison between the images in the photos and the actual locations. Just 13 days after receiving the material, and by combining sophisticated photo forensics with traditional law enforcement methods, special agents located the residence in a small Kansas town. These efforts made it possible for law enforcement to intervene and rescue the girl before she was further victimized.

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Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may be reported to NCMEC, an Operation Predator partner, via its toll-free 24-hour hotline,

1-800-THE-LOST. HSI is a founding member and chair of the Virtual Global Taskforce, an international alliance of law enforcement agen-

cies and private industry sector partners working together to prevent and deter online child sexual abuse. NCMEC is also a member of the VGT.

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Chilly temperatures, blue skies and 2 hours of floats kept Pasadena hopping New Year’s Day along Colorado Blvd. For the more than 5 miles, floats, mostly from commercial builders, toured Pasadena’s famous Boulevard. Some veteran parde goers said there was a distinctly smaller crowd this year than in years past. -Photos by Jim E. Winburn

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of a float can be several hundred thousand dollars in what amounts to a high-visibility experience. Media sources have put the number of Americans who watch the Rose Parade on television at 39 million people, while claiming hundreds of millions more view the event from 220 countries around

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