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Coronne Jacob Returns “Home”

By Joan Schmidt

 Just a few weeks ago, I was attending a meeting 
and found out that Captain Donnie Mauldin 
has transferred from Temple Station to Internal 
Affairs Bureau, which needed him as he has 
expertise in that field. The new Captain would be 
“Coronne Jacob”, and I was very thrilled to hear 
that. I have known her for a few years and she is 
hardworking, conscientious and willing to help 

 Captain Jacob has been with the Department 
twenty-five years. After graduating from the 
Academy, her custody assignments included 
Mira Loma Facility and Sybil Brand Institute 
for Women. As a Deputy, she also worked at 
Norwalk Station. Promotion to Sergeant in 2000 
brought Jacob to Temple Station. In addition to 
working as Patrol Sergeant, she was assigned as 
the Operations Sergeant there. After Roberta 
Abner promoted and went to the Office of 
the Sheriff, Jacob also transferred there where 
Jacob worked as Sheriff Baca’s Executive Aide’ 
In 2005, she promoted to Lieutenant and was 
transferred to Carson Station for two years. 
In 2007, Jacob returned to Temple Station and 
held several positions there including being the 
service area lieutenant for the City of Rosemead 
and the Operations Lieutenant who deals with 
all five cities and the unincorporated areas under 
Temple Station. In 2012, Jacob transferred to the 
Personnel Administration Bureau and managed 
the Return to Work and Recruitment Units. 
In 2014, Sheriff selected her to be his Executive 
Assistant where she worked until her promotion 
to Captain in October 2014. Jacob was then 
assigned to Temple Station and has been here 
four weeks.

 Captain Jacob comes to Temple 
Station very qualified. She holds a 
Bachelor of Science degree from 
California State University at Long 
Beach as well as an Associate degree 
from Antelope Valley College. She is a 
graduate of the Senior 
Management Institute for Police, the 
Cornell University Leadership 
Development Program, as well as the 
Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership 

 Captain Jacob is married to her 
husband of 23 years and they have two 
teenage daughters. In her spare time, 
she enjoys attending her daughters’ 
sporting events, camping, riding her 
dirt bike, water skiing, hiking and 

 Captain Jacob couldn’t be happier 
than here at Temple Station. Everyone I 
has spoken with from Temple is thrilled 
to have her back. Even Monrovia Police 
Chief Jim Hunt has the highest regard 
for her and her ability to get the job 

 Her goals are to reduce crime stats, 
make all areas safer, and to keep crime 
levels down. She is very pleased with 
the Pamela Park transformation to a 
safe family area and feels the Sheriff’s Department 
is headed in the right direction. We discussed how 
Sheriff Scott began many positive changes, and feel 
Mc Donnell will continue them. Captain Jacob feels 
the Sheriff’s Department is “like a ship stuck on 
rocks, and but now is moving back into the sea.”



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Business News & Trends Page B3

Opinion Page B4 

Legal Notices Page B5

From the City of Duarte 

Beware! Fraudsters impersonating IRS and 
Department of Treasury agents are calling people 
across the country demanding they pay taxes 
that they don’t even owe.

 The IRS warned of this “pervasive” scam saying 
it has been identified in nearly every state. We 
have had several confirmed incidents reported in 
Duarte this week. 

 They target innocent taxpayers –often 
immigrants or people retired or close to 
retirement age -- victims are answering their 
phones only to be informed they owe money to 
the IRS and need to pay it immediately by either 
loading money on a prepaid card or sending it 
via a wire transfer. If they argue or refuse to pay, 
scammers will threaten to arrest or deport them, 
or even suspend their business or driver’s license. 
“In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and 
insulting,” the IRS said in a statement.

 Duarte resident reported they called many 
times and gave a 24 hour deadline to get the 
prepaid card and meet them at a local Duarte 
business. These calls may be convincing, because 
the scammers use caller ID spoofing to make 
sure the IRS’s toll-free phone number or 911 
shows up on the caller ID, they make up bogus 
badge numbers and may know the last four digits 
of a victim’s Social Security number. 

 Sometimes victims will even hear background 
noise that sounds like a call center. And if the 
victim hangs up, they may get another call 
seconds later from the same scammer -- or 
another one -- saying they are with the police or 
an agent at the DMV and someone will issue a 
warrant for their arrest if they do not pay.

 To avoid getting duped, don’t believe anyone 
claiming to be a government agent who calls 
to ask for your credit card number or requests 
a prepaid debit card or wire transfer. The IRS 
said it will never ask for payments to be made 
by prepaid debit card or wire transfer, and it 
typically makes its first contact with taxpayers by 
mail. Nasty language and threats should also be a 
red flag.

 You should also be immediately suspicious of 
any caller demanding money, especially if you 
aren’t aware that you owe anything.

 “If someone unexpectedly calls claiming 
to be from the IRS and threatens police arrest, 
deportation or license revocation if you don’t pay 
immediately, that is a sign that it really isn’t the 
IRS calling,” IRS Acting Commissioner Danny 
Werfel said in a statement.

 To report any calls like this, contact the Treasury 
Inspector General for Tax Administration at 

 If you have been a victim please report it by 
calling your local police department.


With so many stories rolling out 
about an increase in the number 
of incidents involving theft and 
burglary, it’s obvious to wonder 
whether your home is safe enough 
or not. Of course, burglars often 
let their imagination run wild 
and get creative to break in, but a 
few precautions mixed with some 
common sense will always go a long 
way in protecting your home from 

 Something that almost always 
works is a home security system. 
With a number of companies 
offering a variety of home security 
solutions, it’s possible to select 
one as per your needs and budget 
constraint. These systems come 
with specifically designed alarms 
that inform homeowners, and 
sometimes the police, as soon as 
someone trespasses. For some 
people, it’s not that convenient to 
invest on a sophisticated home 
security system. If you’re one of 
them, you should definitely take 
other precautions, but at the same 
time, take advantage of a little trick 
– put a home security sign at your 
property line, even if you have not 
acquired the service. This alone is 
sometimes enough to make a thief 
think that they would be better off 
looking for another house on the 

 Although a home security system 
is desirable, you should at least 
install motion sensors. The best 
thing you can do is install motion 
sensors on outdoor lights – the 
lights will turn on or blink quickly 
if an intruder triggers them. A small 
investment on these motion sensors 
can actually save you from being a 
victim of nighttime break-ins. 

 Keep doors and windows locked, 
even during the day. Here, you 
should pay special attention to your 
garage doors, as they often service 
to advertise your belongings to 
thieves. Also, make sure you don’t 
keep anything of high value in your 
garage that would appeal to thieves. 
For better protection, make sure to 
install deadbolts on all windows – 
you may also opt 
for headless bolts 
for all exterior 
doors and take 
special steps to 
strengthen strike 

 It also makes 
sense to install 
curtains or 
blinds on your 
Without these, 
a burglar would 
have a clear view 
of what you’re 
doing inside your 
home – they will find out where you 
sit to watch TV or where you keep 
your wallet and other valuable stuff. 
Window treatments not only make 
your interior look more stylish, it 
also keep your life more private. 

 Learn to be creative with 
landscaping. Take some time and 
think if the kind of landscaping 
you’re opting for will provide 
burglars a hiding spot or escape 
route. If that’s the case, you’ll have 
to revamp everything to feel safe. 
Remember, abundant trees and 
bushes may make your house look 
impressive, but they will serve 
burglars in many ways. This is one 
big reason why yards with more 
open spaces and less shrubbery 
aren’t that appealing to burglars. 

 Always bear in mind that the 
security of your home starts from 
the property lines. That’s the reason 
why it’s essential to install high 
wooden fences to keep intruders 
from entering – securing your 
gate with a lock is also a good idea 
for enhanced protection. At the 
same time, you should never let a 
would-be burglar take advantage of 
darkness. Therefore, you should take 
steps to ensure that your property is 
well lit at night. 


Preventing Home Burglary While 
You’re Away

 Whether you’re planning a long 
vacation or simply going away with 
your family for a couple of weeks, 
you may always have to worry about 
the security of your property. This is 
when the following tips will help a 

 Play your part to be on friendly 
terms with your neighbors, as they 
will call the police if they notice 
some suspicious activity happening 
around your property. So, make 
sure you take this seriously and 
interact with your neighbors. 

 Take advantage of technology. 
When you’re not home, you may 
want to make use of timers to turn 
your lights off and on from time to 
time. This will make a would-be 
burglar think that you are at home. 
Another great idea is to put your 
radio or TV on timer – this noise 
will play a big role in preventing 

 If you’re going away for an 
extended time, it is important to 
stop mail delivery to your home 
– or at lest talk to your neighbor 
and have them pick your mail and 
newspapers. By letting your mail 
arrive at your doorstep with no one 
there to pick it up, you will signal 
a would-be burglar that no one is 
there in the house. 

 Make sure you always let the 
police know about your trip. Letting 
a sheriff know that you won’t be 
around for a few days is a good idea 
because this will inspire them to pay 
regular visits to your property to 
ensure everything is fine.

For more information contact:



“One of the most unique, eclectic and fascinating 
acts out there” (New Times in San Luis Obispo, 
CA) is coming to town to Celebrate the Season 
with a special Celtic Winter Concert. The Celtic/
Folk/World music duo Four Shillings Short play 
Traditional& Original music from Ireland and 
Scotland, Indian Ragas, Folk Ballads, Old-Time 
songs, Medieval & Renaissance instrumentals 
and a cappella numbers on a fantastic array of 
instruments (over 30) including Hammered 
Dulcimer, Mandolin, Mandola, Bouzouki, 
Tinwhistles, Recorders, Medieval and Renaissance 
Woodwinds, North Indian Sitar, Charango, Bowed 
Psaltery, Banjo, Bodhran, Guitar, Percussion, 
vocals and even a Krumhorn. 

Celebrating their 18th year together, the husband/
wife duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland 
and Christy Martin from California, tour in the 
US and Ireland, are independent folk-artists with 
11 recordings, perform 150 concerts a year and 
live as the Troubadours of old traveling from town 
to town performing at Music festivals, theatres 
& performing arts centers, coffeehouses, folk 
societies, libraries and schools. 

Aodh Og O’Tuama grew up in a family of poets, 
musicians and writers. He received his degree in 
Music from University College Cork, Ireland and 
received a Fellowship from Stanford University 
in California in Medieval and Renaissance 
performance. He plays Tinwhistles, Medieval & 
Renaissance woodwinds, Recorders, Doumbek 
(from Morocco), bowed Psaltery, Spoons and sings 
both in English and Gaelic.

Christy Martin grew up in a family of musicians 
and dancers. From the age of 15, she studied North 
Indian Sitar for 10 years with a student of master 
Sitarist Ravi Shankar. She began playing the 
Hammered Dulcimer in her 20’s and has studied 
with Maggie Sansone, Dan Duggan, Cliff Moses, 
Robin Petrie, Tony Elman and Glen Morgan. In 
addition she plays Mandolin, Mandola, Bouzouki, 
Banjo, Guitar, Bodhran (Irish frame drum), 
Charango, bowed Psaltery and sings in English, 
Irish, Spanish and Sanskrit.


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