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We’ve repeatedly invited the CFS and the County to speak with us on-camera about these disturbing allegations. They have repeatedly declined. The CFS has issued two written statements and the County has issued one. You can read them in their entirety on our website Fox11 Los Angeles.
Following our initial reports, we also learned that the County’s spokesperson sent emails to the Board of Supervisors, accusing FOX 11 News of being unfair and also providing “talking points” to the Supervisors, in the event they are asked about our investigation. This Tuesday, Gina Silva went to the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors meeting to see if someone would speak to us on-camera.

During the public session, Silva stepped to the microphone to address the Supervisors, saying “I have contacted each of you to try to get a response to investigative stories we've been doing. We feel that the public deserves a response from you.” Supervisor James Ramos replied to Silva, saying “The Board of Supervisors and everyone in the county government takes this issue very seriously. Protecting our children is the highest priority. The death of any child is unacceptable here at San Bernardino County. We thoroughly investigate every incident and institute appropriate changes to protect our children.” Some of these words were from that “talking points” email.  Our request for an on-camera interview still stands.
In our ongoing FOX 11 Investigates series "The Children Are Dying", we've told you about allegations that children are being left in dangerous homes by the San Bernardino County Children and Family Services, sometimes with fatal results. According to former social workers, CFS management has ignored evidence of abuse and, even worse, asked social workers to lie about what they've seen in abusive homes.
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+Gina Silva​ things like this have been happening nationwide for decades. Im glad you're shining light to this but dont be surprised with the reaction you get from the accused. This isnt the first time theyve been accused of this. Alex Jones has been talking about CPS for years and how they have led many kids to their demise. Its really sad and it needs to end now
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Fun behind the scenes photo shoot  with +David Honl Beautiful photos with such a simple setup. #HonlModifiers  
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Beautiful girl with a heart of gold.   #MakingADifference  
IIn affluent Laguna Beach, on highway 133, there is a Day Laborer site. Along with the men looking for jobs, is 16 year old Shira Alcouloumre. She teaches ESL classes to the workers. She says its p...
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That's so nice of her to that for people can't speak English! 
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Male dancers on the black carpet kick off the Magic Mike XXL premiere in Hollywood.  Movie opens July 1st. 
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It's a one of a kind community exhibition in Long Beach. Through the use art, people in the community are sharing their life altering stories and by doing so, motivating others to transform their lives. Juan Gonzalez spent 10 years in prison for selling drugs. Guillermo Quiñonez was full of rage because of the abuse he endured at the hands of his father. Lorena Mercado is dealing with cancer and through it all, has discovered what truly is important in life.

The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach is letting you into the private lives of 5 people. It's the idea of curator Carlos Ortega. He says, "What better way to introduce people to art than through stories." Participants were asked to choose 10 art pieces that represent their stories before and after their lives were transformed. Ortega says, "I wanted people that are going through difficult times in their lives to get the chance to come to place where they can meditate, see what others have gone through and be inspired by them."

You can also participate in this exhibit by choosing a photo necklace that best represents your story. Watch the video to learn more on the personal transformations of the people chosen for this exhibit.
It's a one of a kind community exhibition in Long Beach. Through the use art, people in the community are sharing their life altering stories and by doing so, motivating others to transform their l...
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They were harassed, threatened, and humiliated. But instead of staying silent, they stood up and took a stand.
Women fighting back, saying they are tired of nasty, abusive and sometimes threatening attacks by strangers on social media and out in the streets.
“We can't be silent anymore,” says Angela Rose of the national organization, PAVE (Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment). “As a society, we can't be complicit.”
They were harassed, threatened, and humiliated. But instead of staying silent, they stood up and took a stand.Women fighting back, saying they are tired of nasty, abusive and sometimes threatening ...
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When a UCI student interrupted our live shot on campus with the malicious, vulgar ambush of 'FHRITP',  I wrote about it and asked many of you to help identify the student.
Here's the update:  The student is Christian Scott Cameron.. AKA Scott Malone.
He is a graduate of Chino Hills High School & a current student at UCI.  I filed a complaint with UCI and Irvine campus police. They handled the investigation and advised me that Cameron was in violation of the student code of conduct. Unfortunately, I don't know if Cameron was ever reprimanded because UCI wouldn't comment on the case, stating privacy laws. The Orange County DA looked at the case, but decided not to pursue it because there is no law in place to deal with this type of incident. I'm glad to hear of reporters taking a stand against this disgusting behavior.  If these men know there are consequences, they will eventually stop this stupidity. 
#UCI   #ChristianScottCameron   #ScottMalone  
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This is Christian Scott Cameron's alias on Facebook, where he continues to harass Gina: http://www.facebook.com/ScottMaloneLive
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"I hope that this hurts the heart of people. I hope that there are people that are offended by this story. And if you're not offended, you need to ask yourself why, because these are children.” Confidential Source.

WARNING: This story contains very graphic photos. Our sources have asked us not to sanitize them. They want you to see exactly the suffering these children went through. They're hoping enough people will take a stand and demand change.  In June, a brave whistleblower came forward to FOX 11 News with disturbing allegations of children being abused, tortured, and killed, children who were under the supervision of the San Bernardino County Department of Children and Family Services, an agency designed to protect them.
Whistleblowers allege child services agency ignored abuse, leading to deaths
Over the next few weeks, other sources joined the first whistleblower, all accusing the agency that they used to work for of ignoring evidence of abuse and letting children die. They go as far as to accuse the CFS of covering up the worst cases. During the last three months, FOX 11 News has been investigating why these children were left in unsafe homes and why some of them ended up dead.   

#CFS   #SanBernardinoCounty  
"I hope that this hurts the heart of people. I hope that there are people that are offended by this story. And if you're not offended, you need to ask yourself why, because these are children," a confidential source told FOX 11.
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 As Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray danced on stage singing, "Just close your eyes and I’ll take you there," the audience at The Greek went wild! 
All of us immediately taken back to the late '90s with the band’s most popular songs. I found myself dancing along to the great music even though it was clearly a bad idea since I was shooting photos of the band.  I was there to photograph "Under The Sun 2015 Tour" featuring Sugar Ray, Better Than Ezra, Uncle Kracker and Eve 6. Great concert! 
Two weeks later, I was back to shoot American rock band Blondie and Melissa Etheridge. Another amazing night of great performances. First thing that caught my attention.... a young-looking Debbie Harry. According to wikipedia she is 70 years old!!  Seriously?! The woman looks like she’s in her 30’s and she sounds amazing! "Heart of Glass," "The Tide is High" and "Rapture" sounded exactly as they did when I first heard Blondie back in the late 70’s and 80’s.  

Rock singer and guitarist Melissa Etheridge put on the best show.  She started with several new songs from her latest album, “This Is ME”. Then she continued with some of her most famous songs, “Come To My Window” and “I’m The Only One”. Her soulful performance felt raw and intimate. Just imagine a girlfriend telling you stories about her past lovers...except, she's singing those stories with the most amazing, raspy voice. Yeah, Melissa was great! 
Truth is, if you love music and nature, The Greek Theatre is the place to be this summer. There’s nothing better than enjoying your favorite artists on stage surrounded by beautiful towering pine trees. To me, it always feels like I’m at a great concert in the middle of the forest.  If you haven’t had the Greek experience, I highly recommend it.
Here’s a list of the upcoming summer concerts:
Aug. 5: Wilco
Aug. 11: Hot Chip, !!!, Com Truise
Aug 12: Of Monsters And Men
Aug 13:  Alabama Shakes
Aug. 14: Jackson Browne
Aug.15: Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads and Stick Figure
Aug. 16: Shawn Mendes
Aug. 17: Lindsey Stirling
Aug. 19: Jill Scott
Aug. 20: Christina Perri, Colbie Caillat
Aug. 21: Gloria Trevi
Aug. 22: Ramon Ayala
Aug. 23: R5, Jacob Whitesides, Ryland
Aug. 29: Joe Bonamassa
Sept. 5: The Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo
Sept. 6: Yes/Toto
Sept. 10: Little Big Town
Sept: 11: Lenny Kravitz
Sept. 12: Social Distortion
Sept. 14: Ms. Lauryn Hill
Sept. 18: Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Sept. 19: “Weird Al” Yankovic
Sept. 27: Damian “Jr. Gong”Marley, Barrington Levy, Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley
As Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray danced on stage singing, "Just close your eyes and I’ll take you there," the audience at The Greek went wild! 
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The Lovely Teahouse at Griffith Park.

It was made with the wood of trees that burned in the 2007 fire at Griffith Park. A group of artists secretly installed it on Monday. It’s such a peaceful and beautiful little house. 💗
Inside you’ll find small pieces of wood shingles that you can use to write a wish. You leave them hanging inside the teahouse and you ring the bell to seal your wish. It will be interesting to see how the city responds to this. I really hope it isn't destroyed. The teahouse was still up early this morning. If you park at Griffith Observatory, the hike is 3.7 miles. It's just a little past Dante's View. #Teahouse #GriffithPark
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As a young child, I was unaware of the degree of poverty I was born into. I never asked, Why don't I have my own room? Why don't we have running water? Why do we live in this tiny shack? It wasn't until later that I began to realize what poverty really meant and worse, the kind of humiliation that comes with it. 
I was in the third grade when I understood my world was entirely different from my classmates'. As a family of migrant workers, we constantly moved back and forth between Texas, Arizona and California. I hated more than anything always being the new kid in school. I quickly realized some teachers didn't really expect much from me because after all, I was just a 'migrant kid' and I would be gone in a few months anyway. It was that indifference and my own low self esteem that made me want to quit school on more than one occasion. Luckily, the reality of my own impoverished environment helped to keep me in school. On the weekends and during the summer, I was working the fields with my parents. They never forced me to work, but I could see they were struggling to make ends meet. The extra money I made was mine to buy the clothes I needed or little things I wanted. As I worked in the fields, my parents' advice echoed in my head: ‘If you don't want to end up like us, you must stay in school.” I listened. They were loving parents, but one thing was clear: I didn't want to live like they did. I wanted a better life. I thought a job as a cashier might be nice. Never in my wildest dreams did I envision the career I am in now. Being a reporter never entered my mind.

All that changed when a great teacher inspired me to dream big. Mrs. Joan Burkholder, an eighth-grade teacher was one of those adults no one dared disrespect. Perhaps some students considered her mean, but to me she was a guiding light. Mrs. Burkholder didn't care that my English was less than perfect. All she cared about was making sure I got the right education and most importantly, that I believed in myself. One day, she made her students read a school report in front of the classroom while she videotaped it. When I was done, she told me: “You do that really well, you should be a reporter.” That's all it took. She planted the seed that very day. For the first time, someone other than my parents believed in me, allowing me to believe in myself. I later transferred schools again, but I was no longer that scared child of before. I had a much higher self esteem and a dream that no one would ever take away from me. I finished high school in small rural town Canutillo, Texas. And I went on to graduate from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.

It's taken a lot of hard work and dedication to get to where I am now. When you have nothing to begin with, everything you earn along the way means the world to you. When I talk to kids with a similar background, I often sense a hopelessness in them. I see in their faces the sadness and the fear that only those who have been truly poor can understand. I tell them not to be afraid to dream big. To fight for what they believe in, to stay away from people who belittle their ambitions and to find those willing to help them. I tell them to prove themselves with hard work and to continue their education. I hope to serve as an example by communicating the simple truth: When you set your mind and heart to it, you can achieve grand things.
As a young child, I was unaware of the degree of poverty I was born into. I never asked, Why don't I have my own room? Why don't we have running water? Why do we live in this tiny shack? It wasn't ...
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Love the story +Gina Silva I know the feeling I could related to this story but my story did not end up like this! By the way is the story is about u? 
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I describe myself as a trained observer. There is no other way in this crazy news business. On a regular basis, I cover general assignment, feature and investigative reporting. Through the years, I've made good friends and true enemies. It's understandable, those who victimize people in one way or another don't like to be exposed on television. Nonetheless, investigative reporting is the most rewarding for me.

On my Vimeo, you'll find a variety of day or air stories, light & serious features, investigative and special segments recognizing people making a difference in their communities. I really enjoy reporting on do-gooders. They make this world a more compassionate place.

That's my work in front of the camera. To see my work behind the camera, go to my photo website. 
I hope you enjoy my photos.




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    Multiple Emmy Awards for Breaking News, Investigative Reporting and Feature Reporting. AP Best Of The West: Best Spot News Reporting, Hearst Journalism Award
    Education
    • Arizona State University
      Broadcast Journalism
      Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
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