I came across the JT Foxx one-day seminar ad on Facebook. What caught my attention was his motivation that more women should be speakers. Public speaking has always been one of my greatest fears. I knew that it was an integrated part of my career as a community leader. I decided to face my fear of public speaking by signing up for the event.
The presentation was far more than what I had hope for. I sat there observing intently and captivated by this savvy businessman talking about his success.
Danielle Pirslin, a three-year tenant in the unique position of having been a landlord in the past not-too-distant, decided to fight back. Armed with proof that Waterloo had been pocketing extra money by overcharging for garbage, water and sewage, she demanded arbitration. She also began organizing other tenants, telling them to take her lead and file claims with the city. The newly formed Waterloo Apartments Tenants Association has since won back close to $100,000. To battle the remaining claims, Waterloo hired an attorney, who has yet to respond for a request for comment.
Two of Milpitas’ finest
are celebrating family accomplishments. Milpitas
Police Sergeant Huy Tran’s daughter, Samantha “Sam” Tran, earned a full
athletic scholarship to play for the Stanford Woman’s Soccer Program and attend
Stanford University. Milpitas Police Officer
Derek Yamamura’s son, Darrel Yamamura, was recently accepted into the West
Point Military Academy to participate in their Gymnastics Programs.
On February 3, 2016, 17-year-old
Samantha Tran signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Stanford University
on a full athletic scholarship to play for the Stanford Women's Soccer
Program in the Fall of 2016.
The Silicon Valley Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 52 and the Milpitas Police Officers Association decorated a tree last week at Dave & Buster's Restaurant at Great Mall to show respect for police officers killed in the line of duty this year.
Dave & Buster's management agreed to place a duplicate of the Fallen Officer Tree -- the original one is located in downtown San Jose's Plaza de Cesar Chavez -- in the restaurant lobby so the public can see the names of the fallen officers.
This last month was a tragic reminder that our most prevalent threat in law enforcement is with vehicle operations. From single vehicle crashes and being struck by a vehicle to pursuits, June reminds us all that for close to 20 years our profession has dealt with a shift in danger from predominantly firearm related line of duty deaths to vehicle related.
We lost two heroes in June during pursuit operations. We have averaged just four pursuit deaths a year for the last decade so this is high for a monthly total but we should remind ourselves of the extreme dangers that vehicle pursuits present to our profession.
Milpitas Police Officers deliver memorial Christmas Tree Ornaments to
the families of assassinated New York City Police Officers
Date: January 4, 2015
On December 20th, 2014, Officer Rafael Ramos and Officer Wenjian Liu of the New York Police Department (84th Precinct) were assassinated while sitting in their parked patrol car in Brooklyn, New York. To honor the lives and service of these men, the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Silicon Valley, Lodge 52, humbly added two more ornaments in the names of
Four police officers announced this week they plan to turn
in their badges and leave the department. Many more are expected to follow this
suit. The City of San Jose’s department of
retirement services released a memo stating, “186 San Jose police officers will be eligible for
retirement in the next two years…” This can potentially cut the police force to
unprecedented and have alarming low staffing levels. The police union said more
than 25 officers have resigned from the department this year.
SAN JOSE -- The latest San Jose police academy was already considered weak with an announced roll call of 29, which was half of what the department aims to fill each round.
Now it could be called anemic, with news that 23 are now expected to show up when the academy begins Tuesday, according to police figures.
The development compounds ongoing recruiting and retention struggles for SJPD. This newspaper reported last month that the undermanned force had approved 29 cadets for the second straight class, seriously imperiling plans to bolster manpower based on fielding three robust classes per year.
Dear Community Member,
As you might expect, everyone here at the Escondido Police Department is overwhelmed with grief by the death of one of our newest members Officer Laura Perez. In times of tragedy, law enforcement always comes together to meet any challenge. In this case, the tragedy is ours, and we vow to do anything necessary to support Laura’s family during this difficult time. In order to meet this challenge, EPOA will needs your help. We have begun accepting monetary donations from the public that will go directly to Officer Perez’ family to assist them with funeral expenses and to support her 4 year old daughter Suzeth.
I had the opportunity to attend my first FOP State Conference
recently. Orange County Lodge 18 hosted
this impressive conference at Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel. The event was well attended and had numerous
guest speakers. More importantly, the
information disseminated was relevant to both active and retirees particularly
regarding the pension/benefit issues before the public.
The Honorable Todd Spitzer was one of several keynote speakers of the
conference. You may remember him as a
former California State Assemblyman, Deputy District Attorney for Orange County
and a current Orange County Supervisor.