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NO. 36

FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., PSI XI Chapter 17th Annual Memorial Golf Tournament See page 10B

Ventura County DA Clears Officers in Limon Shooting

Preferences Versus Priorities See Around VC - Page 2A

Community leader holds Press Conference about CHP beating See Lifestyle - Page 3A

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced the conclusion of an independent 5,000 page report. Based on information from the report, all shootings were found to be legally justified and not criminal acts. Pictured from (l. to r.): Ventura County Assistant Sheriff Gary Pentis, Oxnard Chief of Police Jeri Williams, Ventura County District Attorney Greg Totten, and Assistant District Attorney Chris Harman. (Photo credit: Peggy Hunt)

Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart for Deadly Accident See State - Page 6A

By Tim Pompey VENTURA, CA --Describing the accidental shooting death of Alfonso Limon as a “great human tragedy,” Ventura County District Attorney Greg Totten held a news conference

on July 9 to announce that the nine Oxnard police officers involved in the October 13, 2012 shootings of alleged gang members Jose Zepeda and Justin Villa, as well as Limon himself, who was an innocent by-

stander, had been cleared of any criminal charges. Totten emphasized that “Mr. Limon had no association and no involvement in Mr. Zepeda’s activities.” Instead, he blamed Zepeda himself who, along with

Citigroup, Inc., Reaches $7 Billion Deal to Settle Mortgage-Bond Probe

Alfonso Limon

The traffic stop initiated an extended pursuit that eventually resulted in Zepeda fleeing the car and LIMON, See pages 14A

Yousafzai vows to help free kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

Summer Camp Explosion See Local- Page 15A

Cornerstone at SOhO Restaurant and Music Club See Calendar - Page 16A

Tony West, Justice Department’s lead negotiator in the Citigroup case.

Barry White: The Ultimate Tribute at the Canyon See Community Calendar Page 10B

associates Justin Villa and Rafael Hernandez, initiated an officer-related pursuit and shootout in Oxnard’s Colonia district. According to reports issued by the DA’s office, Hernandez, driving with Villa and Zepeda south on Garfield in a black Monte Carlo, ran a stop sign at the intersection of Garfield and 1st Street and was pulled over by officers Pedro Rodriguez and Roslynn Wilfert.

LOS ANGELES – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, along with the U.S. Department of Justice and state partners, today announced a settlement with Citigroup Inc. to resolve federal and state civil claims related to Citigroup’s conduct in the packaging, securitization,

marketing, sale, and issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities prior to January 1, 2009. Nationally, the settlement totals $7 billion. California will recover $102,700,000 in damages, which will reimburse the state’s pension funds, CalPERS and CalSTRS, for losses on investments in mortgage-backed securities of Citigroup and its affiliates. California is also guaranteed at least $90 million in consumer relief. “Citigroup misled con-

Malala Yousafzai holds a picture of kidnapped schoolgirl Sarah Samuel with Sarah's mother, Rebecca Samuel, in Abuja. (Photo Credit: Olamikan Gbemikan)

Kamala D. Harris California Attorney General

sumers and profited by providing California’s pension funds with incomplete information about mortgage investments,” Attorney General Harris said. “This CITIGROUP, See page 12A

Malala Yousafzai,the Pakistani teenager shot in the head by the Taliban for championing the right of girls to education, has pledged on a visit to Nigeria to help free a group of more than 200 schoolgirls who have been held captive by Islamist militants Boko Haram since April. The activist, who turns 17 on Monday, held an early birthday celebration with some of the girls who

escaped the mass abduction in the north-eastern village of Chibok in April. "I can see those girls as my sisters… and I'm going to speak up for them until they are released," she said during a meeting on Sundaywith some of the parents of the abducted children in the capital, Abuja. "I'm going to participate actively in [the] Bring Back Our Girls campaign to YOUSAFZAI, See page 12A

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