Thursday, April 30, 2015

Daily Corrections Clips


Fire crews train for season

Berenice Quirino, Lake County Record-Bee

Lake County-  Another round of inmate crews from the CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit will continue their annual Fire Crew Preparedness Exercises on Thursday in Lake County. They received a full day of training on Wednesday.

Eleven crews from Delta and Konocti conservation camps, each consisting of about 15 men, receive training and evaluations on fire response procedures as well learn about bulldozer and helicopter safety.


Cartel ‘keyholder’ pleads guilty in gang extortion ring

Darleen Principe, Thousand Oaks Acorn

More than two years after a grand jury returned the largest criminal indictment in Ventura County history, a local high-ranking associate of the Mexican Mafia is now facing 27 years and four months in state prison for his role in an extortion and drug ring that involved multiple area street gangs.

Edwin Mora, 31, of Simi Valley pleaded guilty April 16 to two counts of attempted extortion, conspiracy to commit extortion, conspiracy to sell controlled substances and the attempted seconddegree robbery of the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy on Sycamore Drive in Simi Valley, all felonies, the Ventura County district attorney’s office announced earlier this month.

Local author pens street gang novel
Corning Observer

A fictional historical novel telling the story of how the Hispanic street gangs formed in East Los Angeles has been penned by local author Weldon Shaw.

Printed by Black Rose Publishing and released earlier this month, the story is about a culture of people faced with betrayal, lost dreams, migration, false hopes, civil rights, love, hate and death.

For sexually abusing a girl, Sanger man sentenced to 160 years in prison

Pablo Lopez, The Fresno Bee

In a Fresno courtroom Wednesday, the soft-spoken teenager looked at the man who raped her when she was a mere child and asked, why?

A shackled Orlando Morfin refused to tell her.

For committing one of the most horrific crimes imaginable, Judge Houry Sanderson sentenced the 31-year-old Morfin to 160 years to life in prison for repeatedly sexually abusing the girl from 2007 to 2010 when she was 7 to 10 years old.