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La Crescenta resident Yoisell Joe Fernandez, CPA, has joined the accounting and consulting firm of Lucas Horsfall as a manager.

Born in Havana, Cuba, and fluent in English and Spanish, Fernandez holds an undergraduate degree in accounting and an executive master of science in taxation from Florida International University.

Fernandez is an international tax manager with over eight years of tax compliance and consulting experience in planning and reporting for high net worth individuals with domestic and foreign issues. His practice area includes planning and compliance for pre-immigration, expatriation, inbound and outbound transactions, foreign tax credit, domestic and foreign trusts, estates, gifts and foundations.

Lucas Horsfall is a 47-person, 56-year-old firm, and is one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in Southern California.


The Los Angeles County board of supervisors appointed AESA President Vasken Yardemian a member of the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District at its meeting held Dec. 10.  He took the oath of office at his first meeting on Jan. 9.

The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) is an independent special district, enabled and empowered to act as a public health agency as a result of legislation incorporated in the California State Health and Safety Code. The District serves approximately 6 million residents in a 1,330 square mile area making GLACVCD the largest vector control district in Los Angeles County.


Angela Gaignard from Sunland earned a spot on the fall 2013 president’s list at Southern Arkansas University. Gaignard is a junior exercise science major.

Gaignard was one of 256 students named to the president’s list. To qualify, a student must earn a 4.0 GPA for the semester.

Southern Arkansas University is a quality, comprehensive regional university granting degrees on the undergraduate and graduate levels.