Printer Friendly

BRIEFLY BUSH TO OPEN L.A. COUNTY FAIR.

Texas Gov. George W. Bush plans to stop in Pomona Thursday to open the 2000 Los Angeles County Fair, county fair and campaign officials said Monday.

``We have just received confirmation that he will actually be here,'' County Fair spokeswoman Sharon Autry said late Monday.

Bush, the Republican nominee for president, will appear during a fund- raising swing through Southern California.

A campaign staffer said the Texas governor will officially open the two- week fair themed ``A Journey to Our Destiny'' with a speech at about 3:30 p.m.

- Daily News

Extradition sought in 1992 killing

Authorities are seeking to extradite a 26-year-old man arrested last week in Mesa, Ariz., on suspicion of killing a rival gang member in Pacoima eight years ago.

Hector Martinez, now 26, is accused of shooting Mark Sebastian Gasca, then 17, of Pacoima, in an Aug. 23, 1992 gang dispute at a gas station at Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Paxton Avenue, said LAPD Detective Robert Vanina of the Foothill Division.

Martinez, who was 18 at the time of the killing, immediately fled to Mexico, but moved to Arizona five years ago, where he assumed another name and was working in contruction, Vanina said. He was arrested Sept. 6.

- Daily News

Man convicted in LAUSD funds case

A man was convicted and sentenced to a two-year prison term Monday for getting hold of a $9.8 million check meant for the Los Angeles school district and trying to transfer some of the funds to another account.

A jury deliberated for roughly 90 minutes before returning a guilty verdict against 42-year-old Patrick Terry Cotton, also known as James Hunter, who was immediately sentenced.

- City News Service

East L.A. freeways a traffic hot spot

The East L.A. Interchange - with connector roads between the 5, 10, 60 and 101 freeways - as listed Monday as one of the nation's 10 worst commuter hot spots by the American Automobile Association.

The East L.A. Interchange is traveled daily by an estimated 560,000 vehicles, with numerous lane changes, merges and traffic tie-ups.

``These hot spots were chosen because they have a large volume of traffic and cause the longest delays in their areas,'' said Mantill Williams, a spokesman for the AAA.

- City News Service

LAUSD to get free cell phones

Sprint PCS will donate 330 cell phones to more than 60 Los Angeles Unified schools, including several in the San Fernando Valley, Superintendent Roy Romer is expected to announce today.

The phones, with free local service, will be used by teachers and school staff on campus, field trips and to communicate with parents, district officials said.

- Daily News

Woman sentenced in embezzlement

A federal judge sentenced a La Canada Flintridge woman Monday to 21 months in prison for embezzling nearly $413,000 from Founders National Bank.

Siriluck Hastanand, 47, who for 18 years worked as controller for Los Angeles' only black-owned commercial bank, pleaded guilty June 2 to two counts of misappropriating funds, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Stern.

- City News Service
COPYRIGHT 2000 Daily News
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2000, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
Date:Sep 12, 2000
Words:505
Previous Article:UNION: BILLIONS IN FUNDS DIVERTED.
Next Article:VALLEY NEIGHBORHOODS SEGREGATED, USC RESEARCHER SAYS.


Related Articles
GRILLED, PLEASE LA'S BEST KIDS QUIZ FIRST LADY.
BUSH TAKES STUMP AT L.A. COUNTY FAIR.
COUNTYWIDE FUN BUSH TO ATTEND TODAY'S FAIR OPENING.
NEWHALL RANCH CUTBACK?; L.A. COUNTY SUPERVISOR URGES REDUCTION IN HOMES.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR : PANOPLY OF EVENTS PLANNED.
BRIEFLY CRITICS SAY POLICE BABIED BOSS' SON.
BRIEFLY.
BRIEFLY.
BRIEFLY.
PUBLIC FORUM.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters