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first_img Rafael Sierra, 17, said he hopes the money will be enough to convince someone to come forward with information about his sister’s death. “You know, they just say a little something, and boom, they can move away and use the money to buy a house and start a new life,’ he said. His mother lives in West Covina, and he lives in Commerce with his father. And his brother and two sisters have moved away from their old neighborhood. “I go to Roosevelt High School in East Los Angeles, so I still keep my ear to the ground to keep up, to see if anybody knows anything,’ Rafael said. “But I don’t really walk around here anymore. I don’t want to, as we say on the street, get caught slippin.’ I don’t want to get caught here by myself.’ Although authorities do not know exactly who killed Sierra, they believe members of a local street gang, known as Living on the Top, or LOTT, are responsible for Brenda’s death. Lt. Henry Romero of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said he hopes that people afraid of being labeled as rats will have gained courage as time passed. “Maybe the guy who did this is in custody for another crime and the person who comes forward is not in any danger anymore,’ he said. Even as Sierra’s friends move away to start lives of their own, they said they won’t forget their old friend, who was known in the neighborhood as a responsible girl did not mind baby sitting the neighborhood children. “There is no closure for us,’ said Joyce Diaz, 18, a former classmate. “The person who did this is still out there enjoying life.’ @Tagline columnist:Ben Baeder can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2703, or by e-mail at ben.baeder@sgvn.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Fabiola Saavedra on Tuesday looked out at the 140 people assembled at a vigil for her younger sister, Brenda Sierra. When Brenda was beaten to death Oct. 18, 2002, she was a fresh-faced, 15-year-old Schurr High School sophomore. But many of Brenda’s classmates wore sweat shirts emblazoned with the names of universities. “You guys are all growing up,’ Saavedra said to the the crowd. “I wish I could see my sister walking through a college, getting an education.’ AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The vigil, which commemorated the third anniversary of Brenda’s death, was held at an unnamed strip of park south of Whittier Boulevard in the family’s old East Los Angeles neighborhood of graffiti-scrawled walls and tiny houses. Brenda disappeared from that neighborhood while walking to school early one morning. Her beaten body was found the next day dumped among some pine trees near Crestline in San Bernardino County. Brenda’s family and the authorities still do not know who killed her. At the request of Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina, the county is offering $150,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the conviction of whoever killed Brenda. “The East Los Angeles community continues to be saddened by this senseless tragedy, and we are determined to find the person responsible for Brenda’s death and bring the perpetrator to justice,’ Molina said in statement. last_img read more

Humboldt State assistant, former SaberCats coach Darren Arbet named Cabrillo football coach

first_imgDarren Arbet, the former head coach and general manager of the four-time Arena Football League-champion San Jose SaberCats, was named head coach of Cabrillo College’s football team Thursday.Arbet, 54, served as assistant head coach at NCAA Division II Humboldt State University last season, coaching linebackers and special teams. He takes over a once-proud Seahawks program that went 1-9 last season and hasn’t had a winning season since 2007.“My wife is happy and I’m definitely happy,” Arbet …last_img

Wilmington Police Warn Of Imposters Posing As Water Department Employees

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Police Department recently had an incident of two individuals gaining access to a home posing as Water Department Employees. Several other area towns have had similar incidents. A Wilmington resident called 911 after two men came to the residence posing as contractors for the Water Department. They told the resident that they needed to do an emergency check of the water for lead contamination. In other cases, the males approach the resident and said that there was a water break in the area and that the resident’s water meter needed to be reset. These individuals will work together to attempt to distract the resident so the group may split up and gain access to the rest of the home.The Town of Wilmington Water Department employees operate town owned, clearly marked vehicles. If an individual approaches your residence or stops to ask questions regarding any utilities or permits, please ask for official town issued identification or call the Wilmington Police Department to verify whether the person is affiliated with the town. You may also contact the Wilmington Department of Public Works at 978-658-4481 during normal business hours. In almost all cases, the Town of Wilmington will notify residents if Water Department employees need to gain access to a residence prior to the visit.Elderly residents are most often the targets of these types of scams. We want to ask our residents to take a moment to speak with elderly parents and neighbors so they are on the alert for this type of unscrupulous activity.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Wilmington Police Department.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Police Officers Recognized By US Attorney’s OfficeIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for May 23: Police Arrest 4 Individuals; Shoplifting At Market Basket Leads To Drug ArrestsIn “Police Log”SELECTMEN NEWS: Board Supports Fire & Police Substation In North Wilmington; Town To Vote On Project In April 2020?In “Government”last_img read more