Author: The Argonaut

Los Angeles County: Firefighters raised more than $300,000 for Muscular Dystrophy Assn.

More than $300,000 was raised by Los Angeles County firefighters of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1014 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in a “Fill-the-Boot” drive Thursday, June 24th, to Saturday, June 26th. The firefighters raised more this year than last year. Last year, they raised approximately $250,000. For the past 25 years, Local 1014 firefighters from more than 50 fire stations in Los Angeles County have been holding “Fill-the-Boot” drives to help families who deal with neuromuscular diseases. “We are so thankful to the entire Los Angeles community for their support again this year and for making this campaign a success once again,” said Dave Gillotte, Local 1014 president. Local 1014 will make the presentation of the funds to the Muscular Dystrophy Association during the annual Jerry Lewis Telethon Labor Day weekend, which will be broadcast on KCAL, Channel 9. Information, (714)...

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LA County Airport Land Use panel

next stop for LAX master plan BY ANITA VARGHESE The Los Angeles County Airport Land Use Commission is the next stop for the Los Angeles International Airport(LAX) final master plan (Alternative D) and the certified Final Environmental Impact Report (F-EIR). The proposal has been sent to the county commission for review and public hearings. After the City of Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners and the Los Angeles City Planning Commission held public hearings in May and June and approved the $9 billion master plan Monday, June 14th, the master plan was sent to Los Angeles County to determine if the master plan is consistent with the county airport land use plan. Los Angeles County public hearings have yet to be scheduled. When the Los Angeles County Airport Land Use Commission approves the master plan, the plan will be returned to the Los Angeles City Council for consideration and a final decision. After completion of the Los Angeles City Council process, the Federal Aviation Administration will be asked to complete a Final Environmental Impact Statement and render a final Record of Decision on the master plan. The final LAX Master Plan and F-EIR are available for public review at more than 50 libraries throughout the City of Los Angeles and online at...

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The following is compiled from reports of the Marina del Rey Sheriff’s Station.

ARSON Someone set toilet paper and a toilet paper holder on fire in a restroom in the Burton Chace Park Community Building, 13650 Mindanao Way, at 2:35 p.m. Monday, May 31st. The fire had already been extinguished when a park employee entered the restroom. Damage was estimated at $15.75. ATTEMPTED GRAND THEFT Someone tried to steal a motorcycle in the 14000 block of Northwest Passage between 7:50 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Thursday, June 10th. Damage to a wheel lock was $90. BURGLARY The following items were taken in Marina del Rey burglaries: an eel skin briefcase valued at $100 in the 4100 block of Via Marina between 4 p.m. Sunday, June 6th, and 7 a.m. Monday, June 7th; a purse valued at $40 from a vehicle in the 13500 block of Mindanao Way between 7:45 and 9 a.m. Friday, June 4th; and a wallet and currency valued at $37 from a vehicle in the 4300 block of Admiralty Way between 3:15 and 6:25 p.m. Tuesday, June 8th. GRAND THEFT The following items were taken in Marina del Rey grand thefts: a ring valued at $800, a necklace valued at $3,000 and a bracelet valued at $2,500 in the 13906 Fiji Way between Saturday, May 29th, and Wednesday, June 16th; and a purse and contents valued at $290 in the 4300 block of Admiralty Way at 12:20 p.m. Friday, June...

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Quiñones honored for governor’s appointment

Santa Monica College Board of Trustees chair Margaret Quiñones has received three awards in honor of her recent appointment by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors, including: n from the National Latino Trustees Association, an auxiliary of the national Association of Community College Trustees, for being the first Latina college trustee to be appointed to the Board of Governors; n from the California Latino Trustees Association; and n from the Puente Project. Quiñones was elected to the Santa Monica College Board of Trustees in November 2000. Before joining the college board, she served eight years on the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District board of education. She is a graduate of Santa Monica College and received a doctorate degree in educational leadership from UCLA. She was also a fellow at Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of...

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Man found lying on Harvard Street said to be a carjack victim

A man was found lying in the street the 1200 block of Harvard Street in Santa Monica at 11:45 p.m. Thursday, June 24th. Police determined that the victim may have been a carjack victim. The man was taken to a local hospital where he was listed in critical condition as of Friday, June 25th. Police are seeking two Hispanic men believed to have been involved in the crime. One of the men is described as being in his mid-20s, five feet ten, weighing 170 pounds, with dark, medium length hair and a light complexion. He was last seen wearing casual clothing. The other suspect is described as having a light complexion. The victim’s vehicle, still missing at press time, is a 2003 Mitsubishi Gallant four-door, gray in color, with California license plates 5EYC193. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Santa Monica Robbery-Homicide Unit, (310) 458-8451 or the watch commander, (310) 458-8426. Anyone wishing to call but remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip national hotline, (800) 78-CRIME...

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