mARCH 12 - MARCH 18, 2018
College Instructor Put On Leave After Racial Slur Attack In Long Beach Coast Community College District officials said Monday they are reviewing how to proceed after a professor and counselor at Golden West College in Huntington Beach was identified in a video telling a Long Beach couple to "go back to your home country." On behalf of Golden West College, I want to extend my sincere apology for the hurtful comments made in public by one of our instructors. I want to assure the community that these comments do not reflect the values of our College. We want ALL students to
feel welcome and safe at our College and in our community. We regularly engage our faculty and staff in training to increase equitable teaching practices, as well as provide numerous cultural and club activities which create safe spaces for students, faculty, and staff. This current event has prompted the College to reflect more deeply on how we can promote and prioritize to the highest extent our ideals of equity. This event also reminds us of the many good things we do to welcome all students to our College and the
hard work we do to ensure their success. For a pictorial example of our efforts to continually welcome inclusivity and diversity on campus, please see the slide show from the most recent State of the College report, given on February 27, 2018 at: http://gwcnews. com/…/2018/03/GWC-Stateof-College-2018-1.pdf Thank you for your understanding as we continue to work on a resolution to the concerns that have been expressed. This College and our community deserve our best.- District Spokesperson Letitia Clark.
German Man Found Sane For Series of Arsons in Los Angeles A jury found a German national sane for setting a series of fires over several days during the holiday season more than six years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Jurors deliberated for several hours before finding Harry Burkhart sane for setting 47 fires beginning on Dec. 30, 2011, under vehicles or near homes using various incendiary devices. Burkhart (dob 7/12/87) was found guilty in September 2016 of 25 counts of
arson of property, 18 counts of arson of an inhabited dwelling and two counts each of possession of an incendiary device, attempted arson and arson of a structure. Sentencing is set for March 23 when he faces a possible maximum sentence of 88 years and eight months in state prison. Assistant Head Deputy District Attorney James Falco and Deputy District Attorney Joy Roberts of the Target Crimes Division prosecuted the case. Burkhart set the fires as
a means of retaliation after his mother was arrested in the United States in connection with alleged crimes in Germany. In all, the defendant set the fires in Hollywood, the San Fernando Valley and West Hollywood. The case was investigated by the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Arson and Counterterrorism Section, the Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Anaheim Community Meeting On Motels And Homelessness West Anaheim residents and others from across the city are invited to join us for a March 15 community meeting to discuss the temporary transition of those formerly living along the Santa Ana River Trail to motels, including in Anaheim. Sandra Sagert, Anaheim’s homelessness liaison, acting Police Chief Julian Harvey, a representative from the county of Orange and others will be on hand to discuss recent
developments and answer resident questions. Thursday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. Brookhurst Community Center, 2271 W. Crescent Ave. Representatives from city of Anaheim and county of Orange will be on hand to answer questions For more information on what we’re doing to address homelessness, visit Anaheim.net/ homeless. - Courtesy photo
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Ex-LASD Recruit Charged with Theft from ATM A 35-year-old man who worked as a Brinks security guard has been charged with stealing thousands of dollars he was supposed to deliver to a Wells Fargo ATM in Newhall, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Julio Cesar Jimenez (dob 6/5/82) of Santa Clarita faces one felony count each of grand theft, arson of property of another and vandalism over $400.
The criminal complaint alleges the value of the loss exceeds $65,000. Arraignment is scheduled in Department S of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, San Fernando Branch. Case PA090544 was filed on March 6. According to the complaint, Jimenez stole the money on Nov. 28, 2017. The defendant is then alleged to have burnt the ATM machine on Dec.
1, 2017. Jimenez was arrested on Feb. 15, after being hired as a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department recruit, prosecutors said. If convicted as charged, Jimenez faces a possible maximum sentence of more than five years in prison. The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.