EL SEGUNDO HERALD July 16, 2020 Page 3
Monday, July 6th
A petty theft report was taken at 0950 hours
from the 1900 block of East Maple Avenue.
Unknown suspect(s) stole the victim’s vehicle
A misappropriation of lost property report
was taken at 0200 hours from Holly Street
and Indiana Avenue.
Two male adults were arrested at 0550
hours from the 1200 block of East Oak Avenue
for identity theft and two outstanding
Tuesday, July 7th
A missing person report was taken at 0724
hours from the 700 block of Main Street. A
female juvenile was reported missing
Two male adults and one female adult
were arrested at 1333 hours from the 405
Freeway and Inglewood Avenue for robbery.
A traffic accident (no injuries) occurred
at 1600 hours from the 100 block of West
Imperial Avenue, vehicle versus vehicle.
One male adult was arrested at 0301 hours
from Maple Avenue and Virginia Street for
identity theft and grand theft auto.
One female adult was arrested at 0301
hours from Maple Avenue and Virginia Street
for grand theft auto.
A criminal threats report was taken at
0421 hours from the 1100 block of East
Acacia Avenue. A known suspect threatened
Wednesday, July 8th
One male adult was arrested at 0540 hours
from the 300 block of West El Segundo Boulevard
for driving a stolen vehicle and vandalism.
A petty theft report was taken at 0926
hours from the 800 block of North Pacific
Coast Highway. Taken was an Apple Watch.
One male adult was cited and released
at 1435 hours from the 300 block of Main
Street for one outstanding ESPD misdemeanor
Support of El Segundo Police
I commend Mayor Boyles for taking the
commitment to action under My Brother’s
Keeper Alliance. I read the four key actions
and they’re extremely reasonable and
common-sense limits on police use of force.
With that being said, I hope that the City
does not follow Mayor Garcetti’s actions
of re-directing police funding in the 2020-
2021 budget. We are nothing like the City of
Los Angeles where there’s a despairing
need for reforms in minority health, education
and jobs. I fully understand the Country
is saddened by the demonic actions of
those awful police officers. The frustration
and anger is justified, but not at our local
ES police department or city official’s
expense. The 2020-2021 Strategic Plan has
Goal #2 to Support Community Safety and
Preparedness. Please do not give into the
protest to defund our local police. In fact, I
would support increasing police funding to
add more social workers, training courses
and police mental health resources. Our
small city is a prime location for opportunists.
I’m from Woodcrest and we had
no police department and just one sheriff.
All homes had several guns, pit bulls and
wrought iron fences. This will be the new
norm if we continue reducing police forces.
I do not want this reality in ES. Perhaps a
solution is rolling out the common sense
actions under My Brother’s Keeper Alliance,
quarterly public town halls to discuss safety,
and reinstating neighborhood watches. I am
grateful for our police department and please
do not defund our police.
– Corrie Zupa •
Eliana Gonzalez Putting
a Smile on Your Face
See Eliana Gonzalez, page 9
Ellie was a key player for the Eagles this past season where she helped her team win 20 games.
Chronologically Gifted; Wire
Your Brain for Happiness
By Lauren Mahakian
People who care for loved ones with dementia,
especially when those loved ones are relatives,
are often also concerned about whether they
will develop dementia themselves. While research
continues to study the disease, especially
Alzheimer’s disease, most researchers believe
the disease develops from multiple factors,
including genetics, lifestyle and environment.
Simply put, just because your loved one has
the disease does not necessarily mean you will
also develop symptoms.
Even if you have a family history of dementia,
a healthy lifestyle and environment might avoid
symptoms later in life. Common factors identified
in lifestyle include diet and exercise, along
with drinking less alcohol and not smoking. To
achieve this, however, is challenging for some
and quite natural for others. The difference, in
my years of practice, is often rooted in one
elusive emotion: happiness.
Happiness empowers people to take better care
of themselves. They are better able to eat well,
to exercise, and break bad habits around smoking
and alcohol consumption, not to mention they
live with less stress, anxiety, and depression
than those who choose to not be happy.
You see, happiness is not something we
are born into, and it certainly isn’t earned by
success. Many successful or wealthy people
are also unhappy and depressed. We see it
among famous people, but it happens just as
often to those out of the limelight. Then you
See Happiness, page 5
By Gregg McMullin
You will rarely find a person as genuinely
nice and loved by all than Eliana Gonzalez,
who also goes by Ellie. She isn’t your typical
18-year-old girl who has just graduated from
El Segundo High School. She is one of those
people who make you feel important when
you meet her. If you’re having a lousy day,
Ellie’s smile will certainly flip that frown.
You get the feeling that her zest for living
life with a smile should be everyone’s mantra.
Eliana is an involved person, and she says
she can thank her parents for being as well
rounded and grounded as she has become.
She is an excellent student, loves her time
with the school choir, very involved with
her faith, an athlete, and is learning to play
During her final months of school, Ellie
was like other students muddling through
unchartered times. “I was fortunate enough
that I was still able to work during this time,
and it also helped me gain some form of human
contact outside my home.” She added,
“I struggled with time management and not
physically going to classes made it all that
Ellie kept herself busy, when not studying
for her classes by learning to play the ukulele
during the quarantine. Her friend Charlene
started playing, and that inspired her to do it
too. She finished reading Michelle Obama’s
memoir Becoming. She said, “Not only details
her experiences as a woman of color but
also taught me not to limit my aspirations.
Over the past four years, Eliana’s brilliance
in the classroom surfaced and she finished
with a sparkling 4.5 GPA. She says that
school was fun for her because of the teachers
she had. “When you have good teachers,
it makes learning fun.”
Eliana is flanked by her parents LeAnn and Adrian on Senior Night honoring choir seniors.
See Police Reports, page 5
CITY OF EL SEGUNDO
The City Council is currently accepting applications for the
following Committees, Commissions and Boards (CCB) positions.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission
Deadline to apply is Friday, July 31, 2020 no later than 5:00 p.m.
Arts and Culture Advisory Committee
Capital Improvement Program Advisory Committee
Investment Advisory Committee
Library Board of Trustees
Recreation and Parks Commission
Senior Citizen Housing Corporation Board
Terms Expiring Soon
Capital Improvement Program Advisory Committee
One position November 30, 2020
If you are interested in applying and would like more information,
please log onto the City’s website at www.elsegundo.org, under
Government, click the Committees, Commissions and Boards link.