Crawley thanked his supporters and said he had issued numerous times his apologies to Edwards, Cerritos residents and Donna Coomes, who had complained about a low-altitude Air Force jet flyover during the city’s Veterans Day celebration at the Civic Center. The e-mail reply told her to “get a backbone and stop your b—-ing,” and to “get your head out of your rectum.” Any possible recall effort is in the hands of the voters, Crawley said. “It’s not my intention to resign,” he continued, reading from a prepared statement. “I shall continue my remaining two years on council with every effort I have.” The District Attorney’s office on Feb. 9 decided not to prosecute the case, turning the issue over to “the voting populace in the City of Cerritos and any civil action that Mr. Edwards elects to pursue against Mr. Crawley.” “I hope it ends here, that we don’t drag this into something else and keep this wound open,” said Mayor Paul Bowlen. Residents with opposing views took the podium before a near-capacity crowd of residents, city commissioners, two councilmembers-elect and students from several Cerritos High School 12th grade civics classes. Randy Economy was among those who asked Crawley to step down. He told the embattled councilman that he should be a representative for the people. “Mr. Crawley, you are not that anymore,” Economy said. “You have changed.” Chris Tierheimer added that Crawley’s history of service to the city “is no longer relevant” in the wake of the incident, adding that the misconduct didn’t set a good example for students and the teaching profession. Crawley is a middle school teacher in Pico Rivera. samantha.gonzaga @presstelegram.com (562) 499-1284160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CERRITOS – Four city council members Thursday night censured a colleague who impersonated another in a scathing Nov. 11 e-mail to a resident. The motion passed 4-0, with the councilman at the center of the issue, John Crawley, abstaining. “This is not a censure for just John Crawley; it is a censure for the five of us who sit here” and the city’s future leaders, said Councilman Jim Edwards. Edwards’ name was falsely used in the e-mail, found by the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station to have been sent from Crawley’s home America Online account. The vote came on the heels of a passionate public comment session, during which residents defended, chastised, and in a couple of instances, asked Crawley to resign.
Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…Arsenal are weighing up a bid for Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko. The Bosnian forward has been linked with a switch to Serie A side Roma. (Daily Star)Borussia Dortmund have once again told the Gunners that striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is not for sale. (Daily Mirror)Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini is in the sights of Galatasaray. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United midfielder Angel Di Maria, 27, wants to join Paris St-Germain but the Red Devils want £52m for the Argentine. (L’Equipe in French)Bayern Munich star Mario Gotze will NOT be leaving the Bundesliga side this summer, according to manager Pep Guardiola. The World Cup winner has been linked with the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Juventus. (Daily Express)Newcastle are closing in on the signing of Anderlecht defender Chancel Mbemba. (Daily Mail)The Magpies and Leicester have been joined in the race for QPR striker Charlie Austin by West Ham and Bournemouth. (Daily Star)Jose Mourinho has ruled out a move for Paul Pogba – comparing the midfielder to the Eiffel Tower. (Daily Telegraph)Fabio Borini has been targeted by David Moyes at Real Sociedad after being shown the Liverpool exit door. The Spaniards are pushing hard to sign the Italian forward in a £7million deal to get him off the books at Anfield. (The Sun)Aston Villa have opened talks with Tottenham over the proposed transfer of Emmanuel Adebayor. The Villans will use the money generated by Christian Benteke’s sale to Liverpool. (Daily Express)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer tales…Exclusive – Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos wants Manchester United move, talkSPORT toldReports – Galatasaray ‘agree fee’ with Arsenal to sign out-of-favour Mathieu Flamini