BRIEFLY.Foul play foul play
Unfair or treacherous action, especially when involving violence.
1. violent activity esp. murder
2. seen in woman's death
PACOIMA -- Detectives suspect foul play in the death of a 25-year-old woman who was found dead in her bedroom, authorities said Friday.
Janet Martinez was discovered Thursday inside her home in the 10500 block of Telfair Avenue. Her parents had reported her missing Tuesday when she failed to pick up her two children from a baby sitter's home.
The cause of death has not yet been determined. Homicide detectives are seeking her husband, Francisco Moncadaleon, 29, as a person of interest.
The 5-foot-7-inch, 210-pound Mexican national also known as Francisco Moncada, Edgar Avila Zamora and Francisco Julian Mocada Leon has not been seen for several days, and police fear for his well-being.
Anyone with information can call detectives at (818) 834-3115 or (877) 429-3855.
-- Daily News
Man is arrested in dog poisoning
NORTH HOLLYWOOD -- A 54-year-old man was arrested after a neighbor recovered meatballs with rat poison rat poison n → mort-aux-rats f inv
rat poison n → Rattengift nt
rat poison n → , aspirin and a cholesterol-reducing drug that had been thrown into her backyard, apparently to harm her dog, authorities said Friday.
The Animal Cruelty Task Force served a search warrant Tuesday at the home of Lawrence ``Larry'' Rothfork in the 6100 block of Riverton Avenue and found the poisons and five handguns, including a semiautomatic handgun, which were confiscated con·fis·cate
tr.v. con·fis·cat·ed, con·fis·cat·ing, con·fis·cates
1. To seize (private property) for the public treasury.
2. To seize by or as if by authority. See Synonyms at appropriate.
adj. , according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. the city's Department of Animal Services.
Rothfork had been involved in a dispute with the neighbor about her dog, a boxer named Indo, and its alleged barking for years.
For a couple of days in December This article or section needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of this article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article. , Indo was lethargic and experiencing paralysis in her left hind leg. Then Indo's owner found the meatballs. She had also found hot dogs in her yard.
The Animal Cruelty Task Force served the search warrant and had the meatballs tested.
-- City News Service
Mayor nominates Sisson for CAO
Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa nominated Karen Sisson on Friday as the city's new administrative officer.
Sisson, who has been acting as interim CAO after the retirement of Bill Fujioka, would be the first woman to hold the job in city history.
Her salary has yet to be set and her appointment is subject to City Council approval. She holds an MBA MBA
Master of Business Administration
Noun 1. MBA - a master's degree in business
Master in Business, Master in Business Administration from the University of Chicago in finance and public management.
Prior to her appointment, Sisson served as a deputy mayor to Villaraigosa on budgetary matters. Before that, she worked at Los Angeles World Airports Los Angeles World Airports or LAWA is the airport oversight and operations department for the city of Los Angeles, California.
This department owns and operates Los Angeles International Airport, LA/Ontario International Airport, Palmdale Regional Airport, and Van .
-- Daily News
Officials ID teen slain in Valley
Police have identified the 17-year-old shot to death in North Hills this week as Daniel Martinez.
Martinez was shot about 12:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 15500 block of Nordhoff Street after two teens drove up to him and they exchanged words, police said.
Martinez, who lived in Van Nuys, died a short time later at a nearby hospital.
The shooting was gang-related, police said. Anyone with information can call LAPD 1. LAPD - Link Access Procedure on the D channel.
2. LAPD - Los Angeles Police Department. Mission Division homicide Detectives Gene Parshall or Jonathan Weiler at (818) 838-9954 or 838-9976. On weekends or during off hours, call the 24-hour line at (877) 529-3855.
-- Daily News
Antonio to back Cardenas' bid
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will endorse San Fernando Valley San Fernando Valley
Valley, southern California, U.S. Northwest of central Los Angeles, the valley is bounded by the San Gabriel, Santa Susana, and Santa Monica mountains and the Simi Hills. Councilman Tony Cardenas in his bid for re-election today at a campaign kickoff in Pacoima.
Cardenas was a state assemblyman before being elected to the Los Angeles City Council The Los Angeles City Council is the governing body of the City of Los Angeles, California, United States. in 2003. In 2001, Cardenas supported James Hahn over Villaraigosa, but Cardenas switched teams and backed Villaraigosa in 2005.
Cardenas is being challenged by businessman James ``Jamie'' Cordaro, probation Officer Eric Dwight Rothenay, businessman Candido Marez and engineer Lisa Martellaro-Palmer.
-- Daily News