- Reporters Desk
POLAHS’ Announces New Board of Trustees
SAN PEDRO — On Aug. 5, the Port of Los Angeles High School announced its new board of trustees for the 2016-17 school year.
The board is responsible for all fiscal and operational policies as part of the oversight of the high schools mission.
The newest members are Teresa Pisano, Jose Ongpauco and Jorge Grijalva.
Pisano is the president of POLAHS Parent Organization and has worked for the Port of Los Angeles for 19 years. She was a substitute teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District for three years.
Ongpauco teaches freshman World Geography and Advanced Placement Human Geography at POLAHS. He is pursuing a degree in policy studies from the Robertson School of Government.
Grijalva is a student trustee. He is a sophomore in POLAHS. He served as co-president of the ninth grade student body and is the editor of the school newspaper. He was selected as youth ambassador for Los Angeles.
Mother, Child Die in Shooting
LONG BEACH — A woman and her daughter were shot and killed Aug. 6, near 9th Street and Locust Avenue in Long Beach.
The incident took place at about 10:20 p.m. Investigators said the mother, father and their 4-year-old daughter were walking to their nearby home when the shooting took place. The victims have been identified as 26-year-old Carina Mancera and 4-year-old Jennabel Anaya of Long Beach.
A motive for the shooting and suspect(s) are unknown.
Detectives believe there were people in the area who may have witnessed the incident and are strongly encouraging them, or anyone else with information, to come forward and call (562) 570-7244 or anonymously visit www.lacrimestoppers.org.
Man Dies in Stabbing Incident
LONG BEACH — A man died after being stabbed, Aug. 6, near Anaheim Street and Molino Avenue in Long Beach. Another man was injured.
The incident took place at about 6:20 p.m. Investigators said that the victims were involved in a fight with a group people.
The man who died has been identified as 22-year-old Juan Chavez of Long Beach. The injured victim is only being identified as an 18-year-old man from Long Beach. The incident is being investigated as possibly gang-related. .
Anyone with information regarding this incident should call (562) 570-7244 or anonymously visit www.lacrimestoppers.org.
LB Airport Introduces New Director
LONG BEACH — Jesus “Jess” L. Romo has been named the new director of Long Beach Airport, effective Sept. 6.
Romo has served as interim deputy executive director for Los Angeles World Airports in which he oversaw operations and emergency management.
Romo’s responsibilities will include oversight of the airport which includes operations, finances and leases, the Airport Noise Ordinance, community outreach, environmental matters, capital improvements, tenant relationships, security, air service and public affairs.
Romo is an accredited airport executive of the American Association of Airport Executives. He received the 2015 award for Airport Executive Partnership from the National Air Transportation Association.
Man Found Dead Near River
LONG BEACH — A man was found dead near, Aug. 4, Willow Street and the San Gabriel River.
Officers found the body of 19-year-old Nick Cubas of Downey at about 6:30 a.m. Long Beach Police Department investigators believe the man may have been killed. However, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has not yet determined the cause of death.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to call Homicide Detectives at (562) 570-7244 or visit www.lacrimestoppers.org.
Baca Indicted on Three Counts
LOS ANGELES – On Aug. 5, a federal grand jury indicted former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca on federal charges alleging that he conspired to obstruct justice, obstructed justice and lied to the federal government.
The case against Baca is one in a series of cases resulting from an investigation into corruption and civil rights abuses at county jail facilities in downtown Los Angeles. As a result of the investigation, 20 current or former members of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department were convicted of federal charges.
Baca, 74, of San Marino, California, was charged today in a three-count superseding indictment, with one count of conspiracy to obstruct a federal grand jury investigation, one count of obstruction of justice, and one count of making false statements.
An indictment contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.
The conspiracy charge carries a maximum term of five years in prison, the obstruction of justice carries a maximum term of 10 years in prison and the charge of making a false statement carries a maximum term of five years in prison. If convicted on all counts, the total maximum Baca faces is 20 years in federal prison.
Baca is expected to be arraigned on the superseding indictment at a later date.