Montebello councilman seeks restraining order against Mayor Christina Cortez's husband

Jan 13, 2013 Full story: San Gabriel Valley Tribune 19

Councilman Frank Gomez is seeking a restraining order against the husband of Mayor Christina Cortez, claiming that the man has threatened him with violence on two occasions, once by phone and a second time at a recent council meeting.

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Tired Montebello Resident

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Jan 15, 2013
Just when you think Cristina can't get any lower- this comes out. Unbelievable- so embarrassing. The sad part is that this may help her.
Montebello

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Jan 15, 2013
Agreed. Hopefully, This type of press may help the current council act like adults. Especially Cristina.
Happy

United States

#3 Jan 19, 2013
The same husband that drinks at Grant Rea Park.
The same husband that spends late nights locked up with a woman, not Cortez, in the Indians meeting room at Grant Rea Park.
Godoy

Montebello, CA

#4 Feb 1, 2013
The same gentleman that was an excellent role model coach for my son for 3+ yrs.
I respect him, his right for his freedom of speech, and I am proud of him.

As far as drinking at Grant Rea Park; last time I remembered, you can actually drink WATER, SODAS, TEA, ETC.... DON'T EVEN GO THERE.
Happy

Norwalk, CA

#5 Feb 2, 2013
You cant use freedom of speech if you're threatening to harm someone.
And no, he doesnt drink water, vitamin water or quick....its bud light
concerned resident

United States

#6 Feb 4, 2013
Happy wrote:
The same husband that drinks at Grant Rea Park.
The same husband that spends late nights locked up with a woman, not Cortez, in the Indians meeting room at Grant Rea Park.
I think that
The thing we are
Over looking besides the drinking. Is this about being locked up with a woman ????

That can't be good
slick!

Concord, CA

#7 Apr 27, 2013
Montebello is all around ghetto! People to the city leaders. What a shame of city!!!!
Another shame

Norco, CA

#8 Apr 27, 2013
This is embarassing! First, the city of Irwindale then the LASD. What the heck is this world coming to. I'm going to run for office.
Zorro

Pico Rivera, CA

#9 May 22, 2013
You are all correct. Montebello has turned into ghetto. Bill Molinari and the rest are in it for themselves not for the good people. His son was promoted by McClure to say his ass in the votes. McClure has not lead he has torn down any good that was in the PD. He covers up for his friends, like Cervantes and the Brother of the Murder suspect Omar Rodriquez. The talk is going around the city. Wait till the lawsuits get dealt with and the truth comes out. Only Mayor Cortez tried to do the right thing and get rid of McClure for his terrible job with his kiss ass officers with no guts! Support Cortez for the Truth.
New Resident

Los Angeles, CA

#10 May 22, 2013
Zorro wrote:
You are all correct. Montebello has turned into ghetto. Bill Molinari and the rest are in it for themselves not for the good people. His son was promoted by McClure to say his ass in the votes. McClure has not lead he has torn down any good that was in the PD. He covers up for his friends, like Cervantes and the Brother of the Murder suspect Omar Rodriquez. The talk is going around the city. Wait till the lawsuits get dealt with and the truth comes out. Only Mayor Cortez tried to do the right thing and get rid of McClure for his terrible job with his kiss ass officers with no guts! Support Cortez for the Truth.
Cortez??? Hahahahahahhahahaha
John Gonzalez

Montebello, CA

#11 Oct 17, 2013
Happy wrote:
The same husband that drinks at Grant Rea Park.
The same husband that spends late nights locked up with a woman, not Cortez, in the Indians meeting room at Grant Rea Park.
False accusations, blasphamy. Have the guts to say that to his face, you disrespectful tyrant. my friend ruben is a legend in montebllo. Don't be mad that he cut your son or yelled at him a little. Got something to say,leave a name and number..
Somebody Has to Say It

Temple City, CA

#12 Oct 17, 2013
Well Guys, Hold onto your hats. Something VERY BIG is breaking about Mr. Christina Cortez. The guy has really stepped in it this time. SAD.
Somebody Has to Say It

Temple City, CA

#13 Oct 17, 2013
On her new political mail piece it says that "Christina Cortez Needs Help."

I agree, and I know a good psychiatrist she can see.
Somebody Has to Say It

Temple City, CA

#14 Oct 17, 2013
John Gonzalez wrote:
<quoted text>
False accusations, blasphamy. Have the guts to say that to his face, you disrespectful tyrant. my friend ruben is a legend in montebllo. Don't be mad that he cut your son or yelled at him a little. Got something to say,leave a name and number..
Well, you might want to re-think those comments, because...

At 7:10AM on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in furtherance to a narcotics investigation, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detectives served search warrants at two homes in the City of Montebello. One was at the 1500 block of Los Angeles Ave. and the other was on the 1600 block of Los Angeles Ave.

44-year old Suspect Ruben Guerrero was arrested as he left his home in the 1500 block of Los Angeles Ave. in Montebello. He was booked at East Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station for Sales of Methamphetamine (11378 California Health & Safety Code), Sales of Narcotics Near a School (11353.6 California Health & Safety Code). His bail is set at $60,000.

No one else at the locations where the search warrants were served has been implicated in the sales of narcotics.

website http://lacrimestoppers.org

“Hilltop Park Above All”

Since: Sep 08

Montebello, CA

#15 Oct 17, 2013
Somebody Has to Say It wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, you might want to re-think those comments, because...
At 7:10AM on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in furtherance to a narcotics investigation, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detectives served search warrants at two homes in the City of Montebello. One was at the 1500 block of Los Angeles Ave. and the other was on the 1600 block of Los Angeles Ave.
44-year old Suspect Ruben Guerrero was arrested as he left his home in the 1500 block of Los Angeles Ave. in Montebello. He was booked at East Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station for Sales of Methamphetamine (11378 California Health & Safety Code), Sales of Narcotics Near a School (11353.6 California Health & Safety Code). His bail is set at $60,000.
No one else at the locations where the search warrants were served has been implicated in the sales of narcotics.
website http://lacrimestoppers.org
The laws are fairly new, but remember that bloggers who are associated with a candidate must disclose that association in their blogs during an election campaign. Just a friendly reminder.
41 year old

Los Angeles, CA

#16 Oct 17, 2013
I can't believe this thread. To be clear, I am not associated with any candidate. I have been disappointed by most city officials over the past years, but none as much as Cortes.
There is no excuse for this latest scandal. She needs to lay low and do the right thing. I hope she does not come up with a dumb excuse like she did not know. Please, give us some respect
Theolona ranger

Columbia, MO

#17 Oct 18, 2013
Did they find any chemicals?
Christina may have had her head under a rock but this would not be the first time- Billie Martinez and Danny Ku for example.
What else is she not seeing?
She certainly knew of the threats to Dr. Frank and the alcohol problems.
Charity begins at home.
Christina had the momentum to go places, she may still be being groomed for higher office, but she has to loose the old baggage, publicly disassociate herself.
On some issues she's spot on
On others just a politician
Are U Kidding

Los Angeles, CA

#18 Oct 22, 2013
Do u kno he was arrested away from his home, and that LA county sherrifs took him back to his home and when he got home THE MEDIA was their already... Waiting?? For what? How did they know this was going to happen?? and MTB police insite...maybe because you don't want attachments to the source, and why would they take him back into his home, just to bring him out again.... FOR THE MEDIA? and then put Ruben in one cop care, but then move him to another and take his hood off his jacket off... FOR THE MEDIA??? You need to look at the ties of where it leads to ... Funny 3 weeks before an election to draw negativity and have the city in an up roar... Well crooked politicians it didn't work, your home work should have been done by your campaign manager cause Honey All you did Was get her more Support!!! You really did... No one cares what her husband did... If she stood by his drug habit, that's her doing and her families... But what's crazy about this all.... YOU COULDN'T GET ANYTHING ON CORTEZ!!! you had to find something you didn't have to go far either because Ruben doesn't hide, he doesn't care what we think of him... He has vices like everyone else does and he is literally an open book and an all around good guy despite what you say he does.... Definately here the Good Out way the bad! Let the investigation continue... And in the end The Truth shall Prevail
Compassion for the family

Riverside, CA

#20 Mar 11, 2014
It seems the Are U may be right. The DA is reportedly negotiating a plea bargain for Ruben. If he was guilty of all these crimes, would they agree to deal?

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