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Posts Tagged ‘Randy Economy’

The Scoops and Acclaim Keep on Coming for Enterprising Los Cerritos Community News Duo*

The last time a pair of reporters did this much damage on the municipal corruption front, it led to a Pulitzer Prize for the LA Times. Whatever awards the Los Cerritos Community News tandem of Randy Economy and (owner) Brian Hews win in the near future for their enterprise reporting about the massive scandal tainting the LA County Assessor’s office will be equally well-deserved.

Every other day, the duo have been detonating another bombshell, the culmination of many thousands of hours of investigative work and dozens of thoroughly documented articles. On September 27 for example, Economy (pictured) and Hews wrote about some bogus property value breaks given to The Grove developer Rick Caruso. More recently, on October 12, it was about how a modest Huntington Beach home owned by the man at the center of the graft – John Noguez – had somehow earned historical status.

On the top left-hand corner of the Los Cerritos Community News website, there is a quote given by Warren Buffett to the LA Times this spring on prominently display. It reads: ““In towns and cities where there is a strong sense of community, there is no more important institution than the local paper.” A principle that is at the very heart of Economy and Hews’ reporting for the website and weekly print edition.

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Hollywood.tv Hits and Runs

Although the website Hollywood.tv tends to get less ink than its tabloid brethren TMZ and Radar Online, that may change this week if Cerritos blogger Randy Economy has anything to do with it. On Sunday, November 14th, in the wake of the horrific hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of 21-year-old fashion company intern Lauren Ann Freeman in West Hollywood last Wednesday, Economy posted a call to action.

The widely read blogger was outraged that Hollywood.tv had chosen to share video of the immediate aftermath of the November 10th incident, shot from the callous POV of a side mirror. Various angry YouTube commenters agreed.

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