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Intruder breaks into L.A. Councilman Richard Alarcon's house again

http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2010-01/51644064.jpgAn intruder has broken into the Panorama City home of Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon for the second time in six months.

Alarcon, who represents the northeast San Fernando Valley, told KABC-TV on Thursday night that the intruder was inside when he and his family tried enter the Nordhoff Street tract house.

“When I tried to enter the house, he was holding the door on the other side and he said, ‘No trespassing,'” Alarcon told the station.

The 1950s tract house is at the center of an investigation by Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley’s Public Integrity Unit, which is trying to determine whether Alarcon has been living outside of his district. Neighbors have told The Times that they rarely saw the councilman inside the house last year.

The home is owned by Alarcon’s wife, Flora Montes De Oca. Alarcon could not immediately be reached for comment. But he told The Times previously that he is following the law and meets the residency requirements for his office.

He also said that an intruder entered his home in October, changed the locks and damaged many of his family’s belongings.

Police said they arrested someone about 6:45 p.m. Thursday, but they would not confirm it occurred at Alarcon’s home.

Alarcon’s spokeswoman, Becca Doten, said Friday that police responded and apprehended the intruder, who was the same man who broke in last year.

“I knew instantly who it was,” Alarcon told KABC-TV.

-- David Zahniser at Los Angeles City Hall

Photo: L.A. Times file

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Great. Maybe the morons that run this city will wake up to the fact what a crappy job they've done. Move to Pasadena and get out of falling apart Los Angeles.

This is the second time in 6 months, and he still not living there. He is still not telling the truth as to why he is not living there. Richard, the truth is that you do not want to live there. It is not a good enough area for you, but you want the votes from the area.

Awww Come On, let the poor homeless guy stay...

He's just an "Undocumented Guest" looking for a better life, doing the job the Alarcon's won't do (like living in the area he represents).
After all, he cleaned the toilets, changed the locks and did some other clean up work around the place. He "deserves" to stay. Alarcon should pay for the dudes Health Care and keep the fridge stocked so he won't go hungry. Maybe even enroll his kids in a nice school too!

Not so funny when the shoe's on the other foot, is it?


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