Sunday, August 31, 2014

Los Angeles Register: Child molester returning to Sierra Madre

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(Mod: Finally one of the big Los Angeles daily papers has picked up on the "AWest" story - link.)

SIERRA MADRE – A convicted child molester who served eight years in federal prison has been released and has registered with the Sierra Madre Police Department, officials said.

Because of the severity of his crimes, the last address for Andrew West Reid Jr., 60, has been released under Megan’s Law on the California Attorney General’s website, at meganslaw.ca.gov. Reid, who legally changed his name to AWest, was sentenced in 2006 for molesting a 6-year-old girl and taking nude photos of her.

He pleaded no contest to two felony counts of commiting lewd acts on a minor and guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. He served three concurrent sentences for the charges.

The girl who was molested was a friend of AWest’s daughter, who also was 6 at the time, court documents show.

AWest worked as the art director for PBS Kids’ “Jay Jay the Jet Plane” animated children’s TV show at the time of his arrest in 2006, according to the show’s website. He was the recipient of two art direction awards for the Disney Channel shows “Rock ’n’ Roll Mother Goose” and “Adventures in Wonderland.”

He also acted as a liaison between the city of Sierra Madre and production companies wanting to film in the area.

“Mr. Reid was not a city employee, but did some independent contractor work 14 years ago as a film coordinator,” said Elaine Aguilar, Sierra Madre’s city manager.

AWest also provided art direction for five music albums that went platinum, according to his biography on PBS. His clients are said to have included Frank Zappa, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Michael Jackson and Fleetwood Mac.

Zappa, who sang with AWest in the late 1980s and early ’90s, referred to him as “Brother A. West” onstage and in song titles.

Sierra Madre's "Building Moratorium" story is being talked about 

(Mod: An article published in the Desert Sun - link - about development and a lack of water in the Coachella Valley cited Sierra Madre. Here is how.)

Reacting to the extreme drought in California, some water agencies confronting shortages have taken steps that effectively block new development. The City Council of Sierra Madre, for example, adopted a moratorium on new water service connections in July. In Santa Barbara County, Montecito Water District suspended all applications for new or expanded water service.

In Arizona, the city of Williams announced in February that no new building permits would be issued because its water supplies are dwindling.

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24 comments:

  1. So how long before Robert W Matheson and this guy have a meeting?

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    1. They understand one another.

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    2. Matheson is the one who isn't registered, so he'll be picked for a city council run. As an anti-homophobia candidate, of course.

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    3. They would be a great team, one likes boys, the other likes girls

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    4. Who would wear the kilt in the family?

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  2. That's great news about the water moratoriums.

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    1. Yeah but it's a drop in the bucket. Pasadena is building like it hates any open space anywhere.

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    2. We're famous! And for something that is actually good!

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  3. It never hurts to figure it out first!

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  4. Saw mr. Yang yesterday showing monster houses to a young couple.

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    1. I am sure he must have described his fabulously visionary architectural work.

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    2. A fabulous new style for modern families.

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    3. Eventually there will be more bathrooms than bedrooms....

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    4. Eventually? There already are plenty of MacMansions that have bathrooms for each bedroom, a bathroom just for guests, a bathroom just for workers, there is a genuine craziness about bathrooms. And never a thought to drought - it doesn't exist for them.

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    5. An 8.5 bathroom house will keep its value, even in a down real estate market.

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  6. There are at least 10 lots in foreclosure in Sierra Madre. All have water meters and fairly large lots. Can't split them but they can build what they want it seems. More tear downs to come.

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  7. Reading the promo material above you can tell it is all in translation. Not the syntax and word choices of an American ad campaign, no matter if he graduated Cal Poly Pomona. Actually that should be checked out.

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  8. Just drove on Santa Anita north of Foothill up to SM Blvd. One monument to conspicuous consumption after another being built. Arcadia is a Mcmansion boom town.

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  9. Where do CM Agiular and Co. get their confidence and disregard for dthe damage to the "other houses on Camillo?
    The smoke screen put up by City would have us believe that "just under 4000sq ft exempts Yang from any control or questions raised by his erecting a totally unacceptable edifice on an other wise well balanced street.

    I just received a "courtesy letter" from the City letting me know I was using water on the wrong day. They are right on top of this infraction, showing they are good on the tough stuff like watering but miss out on the less important mess on Camillo. I hope our City Council is taking notes and comes out fighting on the developer attack on Sierra Madre.

    Where did I get the idea that our City like many others, requires periodic inspections (lot codes, electrical, construction and occupancy codes) to be approved by the City Inspector during construction For our questionably qualified knee jerk City Staff to pass this monstrocity off as "beyond their pervue" is a complete sham. I think you might take away that Aguiilar and Co don't give a damm what goes up as long as it adds to salary, healthcare, and pension benefits.

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  10. And yet in all the articles the Star-News and L.A. Times has written, nary a mention of Sierra Madre and our water problem. I think it should be up to the Star-News to do a feature story of our moratorium, the over use of water in Arcadia, even though they are legally (supposedly) drawing from the Raymond Basin and the fact that Sierra Madre is in the forefront of conservation.

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  11. Elaine was quick to state the West did not work for the city. Guess she read the Tattler article, Did Awest work for the City....? Was her response for clarification or damage control? Go Tattler!

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    1. Yeah, according to Elaine he didn't work for the city, but he did some work for the city. Quite a fine distinction.

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  12. Whatever happened to Edward L. Sanchez, 65, of Sierra Madre that was arrested for child porn?

    http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/general-news/20140521/sierra-madre-senior-accused-of-possessing-child-porn

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