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300 Volunteers Hit Streets of Norwalk on Behalf of Councilman Mendez Reelection By Randy Economy email@example.com
By Randy Economy and Brian Hews
literal “sea of volunteers” and supporters of Norwalk City Councilman Mike Mendez hit the streets in the Keystone city this past weekend in pursuit of picking up votes from the nearly 40,000 registered voters that will determine the upcoming March 5 election. Donned in dark blue and neon orange t-shirts with a “Mendez for City Council” logo splashed across their chests, walkers visited thousands of homes this past Saturday on behalf of the lifelong resident. “Thanks for coming out today and helping me and our campaign talk to the residents of Norwalk,”
More than 300 supporters came out for Mike Mendez this past Saturday at Keystone Automotive in Norwalk. Mendez said at a post campaign barbeque at Keystone Auto Center on Firestone Boulevard. Several local elected officials also rolled up their sleeves and threw on their sneakers to talk to voters in Norwalk including several members of the Little Lake City School District Board of Education.
“We need to get Mike Mendez reelected, and today you can see that the community of Norwalk truly cares about where this city should be headed,” said Little Lake School Board Member George Buchanan. “Listen, Councilman Mendez
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DIRTY WATER: DA Confirms Complaints Filed Against Central Basin Directors Vasquez and Roybal By Randy Economy and Brian Hews firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
os Cerritos Community News has learned that recently sworn in Central Basin Municipal Water District Director Leticia Vasquez is the subject of numerous complaints filed last week with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office, including one surrounding a campaign event held while a teacher at El Camino Compton Center. Dirk Roth, Investigator with the Public Integrity Unit, confirmed that other complaints have also been received by his office naming (Division Four Director)
Chinese Developer Sinks Thousands in Late Cash to Carol Chen’s Reelection Campaign
Vasquez. LCCN also confirmed that numerous complaints were filed against fellow (Division One Director) James B. Roybal. The Vasquez complaint alleges that she booked an event on December 6, 2012 at La Huesteca Restaurant in Lynwood as a fundraising event for the college, when in reality it was a fundraising event to pay for her successful water board campaign. Vasquez did not report the fundraiser on her signed Campaign Statement Form 460. Under government code section 81000, signing false statements is a violation under penalty of perjury that carries heavy fines and prison terms. The first event, on a docu-
ment obtained by LCCN, outlines a "special event proposal" prepared by a representative of La Huesteca for Dec. 6. The proposal outlines all costs associated with the event. The proposal also clearly states that the event was booked by Vasquez for the purpose of an El Camino College fundraiser. Vasquez lists herself and school email as the contact, and the type of event as "recaudacion de fondos" which means fundraiser. However, LCCN has obtained another document describing an event on the same date (Dec. 6) at the same time (5:30pm-8pm) at the same restaurant (La Huesteca) to “Come Help Celebrate Le-
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erritos City Councilwoman Carol Chen has received $23,000 in late contributions in her efforts to win reelection with $5,000 coming from the developer of three large shopping, residential, and retirement projects in Artesia. Zion Enterprises, LLC, of San Clemente gave Chen’s campaign a check for $5,000 on January 23, according to campaign documents filed at the Cerritos City Clerk’s Office. According to their company website, Zion Enterprises LLC
says that they “develop incredibly diverse products, from commercial medical office buildings, to big box anchored retail sites, to residential senior condominiums.” Zion Enterprises built three projects in Artesia including the Artesia Oasis Plaza a retail shopping center that was completed and sold in 2004 and anchored with Ranch 99 Market that is geared for the local ChineseAmerican community, Grace Court, a residential development, and Artesia Senior Housing. Company contacts on the business website “Manta” list the managers/contacts of Zion as
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L.A. CITY CONTROLLER WENDY GREUEL DELAYS PUBLIC RECORDS RELEASE TO LCCN UNTIL AFTER ELECTION By Randy Economy firstname.lastname@example.org
os Angeles City Controller and Mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel has once again refused to comply with a public records request submitted by Los Cerritos Community Newspaper, it was reported on Tuesday. The requests were made back on January 22 and 23, 2013, from LCCN Publisher/Owner Brian Hews under the California Public Records Act (PRA). In the request, LCCN sought all emails and written correspondence between Greuel and Brian
D’Arcy, Head of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers #17, political consultant John Shallman, owner of Shallman Communications and consultant to Greuel’s Mayoral campaign, and Greuel for Mayor Campaign Manager Rose Kapolczynski.. Another request asked for all emails pertaining to Randy Economy, investigative reporter for LCCN. Under the PRA, Greuel had 10 days to comply or ask for an extension which would have required her to comply by Feb 14. On Feb 14, her office sent anoth-
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Jailed LA County Assessor Noguez Close to Bail By Randy Economy Jailed Los Angeles County Assessor John R. Noguez could be released on bail and freed from a Downtown jail cell as early as next, Los Cerritos Community Newspaper has learned from at least three different sources who are involved in the case. Noguez was arrested on October 17, 2012 on dozens of felony charges including accepting bribes, forgery and money laundering in what former Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley called the “biggest public corruption case in the last 40 years.” Noguez is still collecting his nearly $190,000 annual salary and is legally still the Assessor of Los Angeles County even though he has been on a paid “leave of absence” since last summer. Sources who are involved in the day to day dealings with the complex case tell LCCN that the Assessor is in “the final stages” of successfully raising $1.16 million in bond funds that will “ensure his release in the coming days.” LCCN has confirmed that one longtime friend of Noguez has pledged more than $600,000 towards a bail fund that has been established to help secure his freedom.
February 11-17 The Cerritos Sheriff’s Station logged 13 Part I felony investigations last week, down from 18 the previous one. Vehicle burglaries and vehicle thefts were up; residential burglaries remained the same, as commercial burglaries and robberies were down. Patrol personnel responded to 254 calls for service last week, an increase from 236 the week before. The new 2013 weekly average in calls for service is now 269. There were no reported robberies for this summary period. Residential burglaries remained the same at two last week. Both of the new cases were made possible by open/unlocked doors or windows. A purse, cash, a laptop computers and iPad were the loss items. A suspect was arrested in one of the cases. The new 2013 weekly average in residential burglaries is 6.1. Make sure that you report any door-todoor solicitors or any other suspicious individuals to the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station. A common method of determining if a home is vulnerable to burglary is for a suspect to knock on the front door and hope that
In addition more than 35 other longtime friends of Noguez have contributed towards his bail. LCCN is in the process of obtaining the list of those people who have contributed towards the bond. Members of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, who are prosecuting the case against Noguez and at least three others who have previously been arrested have been reviewing “each and every donation” that has been given to secure Noguez bail amount. Max Huntsman, a prosecutor in the DA’s Office said in an interview this week that his office is “making sure that every dollar that is being raised to secure bail for Mr. Noguez is from legitimate and legal sources.” “We need to make sure that anyone who is involved in contributing money to secure his release is not a convicted felon and or someone who has a current warrant out for their arrest,” Huntsman told LCCN on Tuesday. If convicted on all counts, Noguez could face as long as 20 to 30 years in jail for his alleged crimes. Huntsman said that the “investigation is still ongoing and that additional arrests could still take place.” nobody is home. They are known to pose as solicitors or persons distributing flyers on porches. Commercial burglaries dropped from four to two cases last week. A storage unit was burglarized but no loss could be determined. A glass door was shattered at a closed business where a tablet was taken. The 2013 weekly average in “other structure”/commercial burglaries is 2.6. Vehicle burglaries increased from five to six. Five occurred in high-volume commercial parking lots. Four were SUVs. Property reported stolen included wallets, credit cards, iPhones, purses, briefcases and a computer bag. The new 2013 weekly average in vehicle burglaries is 7.7. Deputies have been reporting that a growing number of thefts from vehicles were attributed to the doors being left unlocked. Please make sure that your vehicle is locked, but only after removing any item of value from the passenger compartment. Vehicle thefts rose slightly from one to two to one last week. A van and an SUV were stolen from the same residential neighborhood three days apart. The 2013 weekly average in vehicle thefts is now 3.0. The best method to immediately display that your vehicle is protected from theft is the use of a visible deterrent such as a steering wheel lock. This inexpensive “insurance policy” can cost between
Cerritos Mayor Jim Edwards and Sheriff’s deputy Sean Craig display a new T3 Patroller vehicle that was recently acquired by the City for the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station.
CERRITOS ACQUIRES NEW ‘STAND UP’ T3 PATROLLER The City of Cerritos recently acquired a T3 Patroller electric standup vehicle for the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station. The vehicle cost $9,640 and was purchased with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Justice Assistant Grant funds. The T3 Patroller is a zero-gas-emission, clean-energy vehicle. It has a low center of gravity and is highly stable. The vehicle is easy to handle and maneuver into restricted spaces such as narrow corridors. The T3 Pa-
troller has speed ranges from 5 to 20 miles per hour and costs less than 10 cents per day to operate. The vehicle will be used to patrol events, schools and other areas with large groups of people that cars cannot access. A city spokesman said, “The City is always looking for ways to improve public safety and the new T3 Patroller will allow Sheriff’s deputies to easily patrol events such as the City’s Community Spring Festival and Let Freedom Ring Celebration.”
$30-$50, and tells the commonly pressed for time thief that another target would be more appealing. This is especially important if you own an 80’s or 90’s model Honda or Toyota or an SUV. Go to www.safercerritos.com for an extensive library of crime prevention tips, disaster preparedness information, and a variety of links to other pertinent sites.
There was no loss from the location. • Two burglaries to gym lockers were reported on the 13500 block of Adelfa Dr. Vehicle Burglary • A window smash burglary was reported on the 13300 block of Beach Blvd. A purse was taken from the vehicle but was later recovered. • A touch screen stereo/navigation system was stolen from a vehicle on the 15700 block of Imperial Hwy. • A window smash burglary was reported on the 14800 block of Jalisco Rd. A laptop computer and accessories were stolen. Grand Theft • Copper wiring was reported stolen from school grounds on the 15700 block of Olive Branch Dr. • A shoplifting incident was reported from a business on the 12300 block of La Mirada Blvd. Grand Theft Vehicle • A vehicle was reported stolen from the 15900 block of Valley View Ave. • A vehicle was stolen from the 13900 block of Plume Dr. The vehicle was recovered the following day by deputies from Norwalk Sheriff’s Station. La Mirada Deputies recovered a vehicle reported stolen out of the City of Fullerton on the 14200 block of Mansa Dr. A suspect was taken into custody in connection with the incident.
February 11-17 Robbery: An attempted strong arm robbery was reported near Figueras Rd. and Rosecrans Ave. The suspect demanded cash, but the victim fled on foot. Aggravated Assault: An assault was reported on the 14400 block of Gardenhill Dr. A male was assaulted during a game of basketball. Residential Burglary: Two residential burglaries were reported last week. • A burglary was reported on the 15500 block of Elmbrook Dr. Cash and other items were stolen from the residence. • An incident was reported on the 14200 block of Mansa Dr. Clothing and a cable was taken from the home. Other Structure Burglary • A burglary was reported to a business on the 15000 block of Imperial Hwy.
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14 Former Mayors Endorse George Ray for Cerritos City Council
FORMER CERRITOS MAYORS: Bob Witt, Mayor Jim Edwards, Grace Hu, Diana Needham, Mayor Pro Tem Bruce Barrows, George Ray, Dr. Bob Hughlett, Gloria Kappe, Sherman Kappe, L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe, and Barry Rabbitt. NOT SHOWN: Alex Beanum, Dennis Bradshaw, Paul Bowlen and John Crawley.
FORMER MAYORS AND SCHOOL & COLLEGE BOARD MEMBERS
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CERRITOS MAYOR JIM EDWARDS
As Mayor, I know the challenges that lie ahead for Cerritos. I strongly support George Ray in the upcoming election. George has been involved in our community for more than 40 years. He is a business owner and Chairman of the Board of his company, which employees over 100 people. He has the knowledge and expertise to guide us during these serious economic times. Please join me in casting a vote for George Ray.
“ Sherman Kappe, Diana Needham, Dr. Bob Hughlett, George Ray, Alex Beanum, Jeanie McHatton, Gloria Kappe, Dixie Primosch, and Maynard Law.
Ed Royce, U.S. Congressman Bob Arthur, Cerritos College Trustee Larry Sagert, Planning Commission Naresh Solanki, Planning Commission Chuong Vo, Planning Commission Lew Gentiluomo, Parks & Recreation Commission Jack Reidy, Parks & Recreation Commission Jim Yee, Parks & Recreation Commission Janet Beach, Fine Arts & Historical Commission Doloris Igelias, Fine Arts & Historical Commission Elayne Shiohama, Fine Arts & Historical Commission Julie Knabe Connie Edwards Teresa Barrows Sue Arthur Pat Law Marianne Hughlett Dan & Diane Padelford Phil & Pam Hickok Joanne Witt Caroline Bradshaw Rick Needham Bill Hu Dixie Primosch Jim Wisenberger Tim Coomes Ebie Ghaneian Rick & Ivana Royse John & Janice Dawson Don & Kathy Brown
Wayne & Marilyn Switzer Gary & Rita Bingaman Gordon & Rose Hom Joe & Pam Mendoza Mani & Cherene Fernando Dr. John & Rose Hom Joy Darling Randy & Betty Hyatt Mike & Linda Inouye Jack & Jacky Kleyh Dr. Phil Kress Ellen & John Latino Becky Lingad Clarence & Kelly Stephens Matt & Briana Knabe Larry & Rosemarie Constantino John & Barbara Morgan Dorothy Owen Al Perdon
Olympia Chen ABC School Board
LA COUNTY SUPERVISOR DON KNABE
George Ray is a long-time resident, who has dedicated countless hours to serving Cerritos as a commissioner, chamber member and volunteer. As a well-respected and nationallyrecognized business owner, George has the fiscal discipline, common sense and credibility to make sound decisions that are in our city’s best interests. Please join me in voting for my dear friend, George Ray, on Tuesday, March 5.
Julietta Williams, Fine Arts & Historical Commission Bob Buell, Economic Development Commission Kathy Lovell, Economic Development Commission Waldo Arballo, Property Preservation Commission George Dominguez, Property Preservation Commission Allen Wood, Property Preservation Commission Brad Beach, Community Safety Committee Gordon Hom, Community Safety Committee Matt Kauble, Community Safety Committee Richard Yu, Community Safety Committee John Dawson, Let Freedom Ring Committee Pino Pathak, Selaco Work Force Investment Board
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George and his wife Beverle have been married 49 years and have lived in Cerritos for 43 years. They have two daughters who attended ABC schools.
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LCCN Criticized for Investigative Reporting By Brian Hews firstname.lastname@example.org
Go away Community News. That’s the way certain factions in Cerritos are operating these Brian Hews days. Publisher They don’t like LCCN’s investigative articles and want to put the paper out of business because of it. That is a quote from one member of the faction (see Feb. 14 Council Meeting on Cerritos’ website.) First was the Bruce Barrows/Jay Gray incident. Then we got criticized for our Assessor Noguez story. Next up was the LA County CEO coordinating a discredit campaign for our story on Rick Caruso. Then we got hammered for our Wendy Greuel calendar story. All stories turned out to be true.
Our latest investigative article, Cerritos Council Travelgate, seems to have hit a nerve, as another campaign is underway to discredit this paper via the City Council and City Council meetings. Let me make my case. This past week, one resident, obviously coached-and not very well for that mattercriticized LCCN’s February 8th article on the high-flying lavish travel escapades of Cerritos Mayor Jim Edwards, Mayor ProTem Bruce Barrows and Councilwoman Carol Chen. The resident spewed a vitriolic attack against LCCN’s coverage on the taxpayer owned TV3 Cerritos. The guy was so nervous he had to read his prepared statement and was visibly shaking throughout. His name rhymes with Smearhiemer (SH). SH seemed to think it was OK that the council spent so much on meals. SH kept deducting the tax and tip on receipts (obtained by LCCN) to make his point that “the check was $500, not $600, and that it was not one $65 steak/fish, but two $33 steaks. Not true about the $65 steak/fish, as you can see on the top of the page 1, but it seems interesting a $33 steak was OK with SH. SH went on to deduct tax and tip from other receipts. The IRS (and Cerritos) should check SH out since he thinks taxes
don’t count on your bill. He also conveniently omitted councilmembers getting paid hundreds of dollars for mileage while receiving a monthly car allowance. SH went on to say, “I have all the expense receipts if anyone want to see them.” That is very interesting SH. It takes ten days minimum to get public records, longer if the request has many pages, which ours did. Our request covered six years and the travel receipts were from different years. Travelgate was written Feb. 8, SH spoke six days later at the Feb 14 council meeting. Six days not ten. Which makes SH a lackey for the faction. To make my case, I requested from Cerritos a list of who has made a PRA in the past two weeks. Surprise! Mr. Smearheimer was not on there. (You can see the document online at loscerritosnews.net under this article.) After Smearhiemer’s speech, Mayor Edwards immediately said, “and if you want, you can see Cerritos travel policies online at the city’s website.” I looked and council-people get $113 a day for meals. No wonder they eat Foie Gras, $65 halibut and $55 mixed lobster grill. And its no wonder they want us to go away.
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RE: Tribute to Helen Brown Dear Randy:
e just want to express our thanks for the lovely article you wrote regarding Helen's tragic accident. Unlike the Norwalk Call, your article was done with grace and dignity. The picture you chose is wonderful! Thank you again for a classy article. We believe Helen would have liked it. James and Catherine Brown
RE: LM Mayor Gabe Garcia Dear Editor:
s a voting citizen, taxpayer and proud resident of La Mirada, I write to ask you to resign from the position of mayor and withdraw from the election for city council. As a private citizen, you face personal consequences for your recent shameful actions. As an elected official representing the honor, integrity and public face of our city and community, your responsibility is not simply private, but public. You must step down. You have indelibly forfeited all right to be referred to as “Honorable.” My children grew up here and were commended in ceremonies by various La Mirada mayors over the years for civic, artistic and scholastic achievements. One of these events was winning the safety poster contest. Can you imagine now that any parent or child would want you to award them accolades for promoting public safety? Our schools celebrate Red Ribbon Week. Could someone who drives so drunk he doesn't even know he is in the city he governs promote staying away from drugs and never drinking and driving? Our students study leadership, civic responsibility and public service, watching the role models we have put into positions of honor and trust. What would they learn from an inebriated law-breaker who attempts to cover his crime and then leaves the scene? And I won't even begin to say how wrong it is for you to be associated with law enforcement! In my years in La Mirada I have attended dozens of events, meetings and celebrations graced by or presided over by our “esteemed City Council” and our “Honorable Mayor.” They made me pleased, proud and grateful to belong to this fair city. Mr. Gabe Garcia, you no longer meet the requirements to be part of either group. Shame on you for not resigning already! I would happily sign my name to this, but I no longer trust you to do the right thing, and would anticipate retribution for my remarks that are antagonistic toward your political ambitions. It is somewhat irrelevant, however, what my name is; I speak for MANY of the citizens of this fine city, who share my sadness (and disgust) that you continue to occupy the honored office at the helm of La Mirada. Unfortunately, most others fear that writing to appeal to your sense of reason and doing the right thing would be to no avail. I decided to try it. Please do the most honorable act left in your power, Mr. Garcia. Resign as mayor and become a private citizen. For the good of La Mirada, A Concerned Citizen (Name withheld by request) Note: The author is not connected with endorsement or promotion of any campaign in the upcoming election. FOR THE RECORD:
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Retired Leal Teachers Hold Annual Luncheon
By Randy Economy
he Leal Elementary Retired Teachers held their annual luncheon at Carrow’s Restaurant in Cerritos recently. The teachers shared their experiences as educators and the enjoyment of instructor their many students over the past several decades. The retirees have a wide range of interests such as travelling, reading books, taking dance and music classes, exercising, remodeling their homes, participating in clubs and organizations and babysitting grandchildren.
Letters to the Editor
RE: Cerritos Parking Permits Dear Editor:
wish to send a warning to all Cerritos residents who use the parking permit system which allows them to park overnight on city streets. Be very careful if you decide to change which vehicle you street park EVEN if you get a permit for the new vehicle. I am a 13 year resident of Cerritos and have had a parking sticker for many years. This last year, I wanted to change which vehicle I park on the street. When I applied for the permit I recorded the vehicle needing the parking sticker as a Ford instead of a Volvo. I started parking the Ford on the street. I parked the Volvo in the driveway. Within two days of the change (and with new 2013 sticker properly affixed), the Ford got a parking ticket between 1-3 a.m. When I challenged the ticket, my challenge was denied. The parking officer perhaps was so used to the Volvo being the permitted car parked on the street, they assumed the Ford was parked illegally and never looked to see it had the current yellow sticker. The Volvo showed its old 2012 sticker. Now the officer is saying the current 2013 sticker was on the old car. Why would I put the new sticker on the car I no longer wanted to street park? This is a warning to Cerritos that the parking enforcement officers are not paying attention to which cars have the correct stickers and are ticketing indiscriminately. Residents have no way to prove they are
telling the truth - it is your word against theirs. This is very frightening for lawabiding citizens. Sincerely, L. S. Brown
RE: James Kang Dear Editor:
see that James Kang bailed on another televised candidates' forum at the Cerritos City Council chambers. He needs to show some respect to ALL the residents of Cerritos and let us see what he is made of. If he has trouble presenting his views and communicating clearly in English that is something that voters should be able to consider when electing somebody who will be representing them in many different arenas. Cerritos is such a diverse community we need somebody who will embrace all of its people and work to keep our city strong. Mike D Cerritos Resident
Women’s Club Forum Dear Editor:
Woman’s Club Forum was tainted from get-go. [The club] accepted email questions at last minute, without announcing public in news publications. More corruption and no transparency with this [club]. J. McMahon Cerritos
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Attending the luncheon were (as seen in the photo seated left to right) Alice Tsou, Jennese Irons, Susan Bloomstine, Sylvia Swift and Jan Roebuck. Top row standing is Gylene Ornalles, Alice Jempsa, Diane Friedman and Nancy Sagawa.
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Los Cerritos Community Newspaper was sent a sharply written email this past week from a person who claims to be a Cerritos resident named “Mike Pulido. Using a Google email account “mikepul90703@ gmail.com“ the email lashes out against Yokoyama and Ma while praising the campaigns of current incumbent Carol Chen and and challenger George Ray. “It appears that the email was a deliberate attempt to confuse voters,” said LCCN Publisher Brian Hews in a statement on Monday. Hews received the email after a candidate forum was held by the Cerritos Chamber of Commerce Candidate's Forum two weeks ago. The full context of the email was released on Friday by LCCN. In it, “Mike Pulido” states that “Frank Yokoyama says he is proud of Congressman Alan Lowenthal's endorsement even though as a State Senator, Lowenthal voted to kill Redevelopment funding and he voted for AB 109, which the LA County Sherriff's Department, the Los Angeles Police Department and the L.A. District Attorney's Office say will raise the crime rates on property crimes.” The email also bashes current candidate K.Y. Ma who is being backed by currently Cerritos City Councilman Joseph Cho: The email says, “All (K.Y. Ma) he told us was that he was a cop and was a
veteran and is on the Community Safety Committee, again for LESS THAN TWO Years. His grasp of the issues seems shallow and that he was trying to mimic what Carol Chen, George Ray and Frank Yokoyama were saying depending on the question.” The email praises challenger George Ray in “glowing terms.” “(Ray) seems to be a kind grandfatherly type who is very knowledgeable about the issues the city faces and how to solve the fiscal problems we face.…and we would be foolish not to take advantage of it.” The email goes on to praise incumbent Cerritos City Councilwoman Carol Chen, “The only incumbent running, she seems quite knowledgeable on the issues and is the only one amongst the other candidates with experience that could come close to matching George Ray's.” “I will say this, (Carol Chen) oozes femininity and sex appeal. I am a bit concerned by the story of her spending money on travel and would like to see or hear her response to those allegations before I decide to vote for her, someone else or leave my second vote blank. I hope the question on travel spending is asked in one of the two upcoming candidate forums as it will help me make up my mind.” Then, “Pulido” lashes out a current ABC Unified School District Board Member James Kang and challenger Alejandro Estella by stating “they didn’t bother to show up.”
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Lakewood Community Run Set to Take Streets March 9
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By Randy Economy The 2013 Lakewood Community Run will be held on Saturday, March 9, rain or shine beginning at the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station and hundreds of participants and onlookers are expected to pack the streets. Registration is currently underway at www.lakewoodrun.com for the event that is being billed as the “Lakewood Sheriff’s 5K/10K Community Run.” Sheriff’s deputies, competitive runners, recreational runners, families and kids will gather at the starting line in front of the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station to run the event’s 5K/10K course for time, or to take part in a 1-mile “Fun Run,” or a 5K walk. Chip timing and registration will be provided by RaceWire.com. One of the event organizers, Linda Quarto from the Lakewood Community Safety Commission tells Los Cerritos Community Newspaper that the event is being sponsored this year with the “generous support of several key community
leaders and businesses.” Major sponsors of the event include Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, The City of Lakewood, Lakewood Center, CARE Ambulance Service, Kenny’s Auto Service, EDCO Waste Recycling Company, Wells Fargo Bank and Southern California Edison. “Lakewood’s tree-lined residential streets provide the backdrop. The flat, “runner friendly” course is fast for practiced runners and comfortable for fitness fans and family members,” Quarto said. The course is also wheelchair accessible. For participants and spectators, the day includes a fitness expo and displays of pub-
lic safety equipment and programs. There is also live entertainment and special giveaways from Lakewood-area businesses. All participants will be directly supporting Soroptimist International of Lakewood/Long Beach and Lakewood Sheriff’s Station charity efforts while they pursue their personal best in the 5K/10K for time, or run or walk for fun in this family-friendly event. The Lakewood Community Run will also feature individual awards, accurate mile markers, water stops, and post-race refreshments. To register online go to www. lakewoodrun.com.
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You would assume that since Paco Pena is widely considered the greatest traditional flamenco guitarist in the land that his show “Flamenco Vivo” would be pure Paco with a little help from his friends. Yet, the “Flamenco Viva” concert before a packed house at the Performing Arts Center was very much an ensemble piece with the humble Don Pena providing a powerful but ego-less center to an extremely fine evening of this fascinating, centuries-old Spanish art form. The troupe provided a thoroughly authentic and thrillingly passionate performance with everyone playing together to create something truly special and memorable in this rather rare night of Andalusian fantasy. The stage was spare and the feeling was intimate like a gathering in a courtyard or around a campfire as three guitarists, a percussionist, two singers and three dancers enthralled the very receptive house for near two hours. Of course, most people came to see Maestro Pena play his guitar or see the flying feet of the dancers but on this night, the soulful, Middle-Eastern influenced vocals also provided a perfect spice to the instruments and dancing. The show began with Paco Pena leading with the exquisite Charo Espino and Daniela Tugues warming the stage with their expressive hands and rhythmic feet along with the achingly expressive singing of Jesus Corbacho and Cristina Pareja immediately turning Cerritos into Cordoba. The following solo by the great guitarist was one of the most masterful since the last Sonny Rollins concert here. Yet, all of this was merely a warm up for the dozen more pieces that followed, each adding to the enchantment. Charo Espino used castanets and a shawl to punctuate stories in song and handsome Angel Munoz defied the laws of stamina with his dancing. Daniela Tugues was a vision in perfect synchronicity with the lush streams of flamenco music. Singers Corbacho and Pareja showed the Arabic influence in their intense singing that somehow seemed to come from the same well as American blues. At the end it was summed up perfectly in a rousing encore when they all joined on stage playfully with a guitarist singing his song and the rest laughing. The obvious joy in the artists on stage made the performance feel like part of an evening with friends, a very sweet moment indeed.
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Continued from page 1 has been here for our children for generations, and today we are working hard to tell the people that they need to vote to keep Mike in office for four more years,” said Hilda Zamora, who is the current President of the Little Lake City School Board of Education. Also attending the event was Cerritos College Trustee Bob Arthur and his wife Sue. Bob Arthur, who is also a former Norwalk City Councilman and Mayor, said that he is supporting Mendez and challenger Enrique Aranda in this current campaign. “This election is important for the future of Norwalk,” Bob Arthur said. Norwalk City Councilman Luigi Vernola, a staunch ally of Mendez hosted the post campaign walk barbeque. “This campaign is very important, and Mike has always placed the needs of the residents first and foremost,” Vernola said.
Continued from page 1 Joanne Tang and Charles Zhang. Along with being listed as a contact at Zion, Charles Zhang is also the CEO of Aseptic Solutions based in Corona, Ca., a beverage bottler who also lists real estate investments on their company profile. Calls about the donation into both companies went unanswered. Chen also brought in $2,000 from Lily Chao, a Realtor with Presidential Realty in Cerritos; $1,000 from Quick Service Towing in Anaheim; $1,000 from Royal Garden Restaurant on South Street in Cerritos; and $2,500 from Jack Wang, the President of Allstate Floral and Craft, Inc. Chen also loaned herself more than $34,000 loans to pay for her reelection campaign. Chen operates and owns a company called “Elevation Investments” which according to her filings with the California Secretary of State is based at 13125 Espinheira Drive in Cerritos. It is also registered with the city with a different address on 183rd. Other candidates donations remained virtually the same with very small “late contributions.”
Continued from page 1 ticia’s Election to the Water Board.” According to several sources, the two and half hour event was well attended by several of Vasquez' El Camino political science class students, with one seated at the door checking in guests and collecting donations. Students in attendance confirmed that their appearance was mandatory for Ms. Vazquez’ class credit. Those same sources told LCCN that all other people at the event were there “to pay for her water board campaign,” contradicting the claim that it was a college fundraiser party. The complaints to the District Attorney come on the heels of two articles exposing former felon Ricardo “Rick” Mayer, and political consultant Angel Gonzalez as key figures responsible for getting Vasquez and Roybal elected. Mayer and Gonzalez donated huge sums of money to Vasquez and Roybal. An examination by LCCN of the California Form 460 Form F, which documents Accrued Expenses and Unpaid Bills, show that both Vasquez and Roybal now owe the two convicted figures more than $40,000. Vasquez told state officials that she still owes Gonzalez at least $18,399 for campaign signs and mailing costs, more than eight months after being elected last June.
Roybal owes $22,878 to Mayer in expenses. Los Cerritos Community Newspaper was told by several sources that both Mayer and Gonzalez could be rewarded for their connections with Vasquez and Roybal by being granted consulting contracts that could bring in hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars. Since taking office on January 7th, 2013, Roybal and Vasquez quickly joined ranks with long-time Director Bob Apodaca and created a new “voting bloc majority” at Central Basin. Within one week of being sworn into office, the three fired Chief Operating Officer Chuck Fuentes, along with Assistant to General Manager Ron Beilke and Attorney Arnold Alvarez-Glasman. They also ordered all contracts to be reviewed. They also changed the Administrative Code and removed President Art Chacon from overseeing the Board just barely one week after he was seated for the position. Roybal is now serving as president of the five-member board. They also immediately removed CBMWD Director and Cerritos resident Phil Hawkins from his long held seat on the board of the Metropolitan Water District. Hawkins served as chair of the important Real Estate and Asset Management Special Committee, angering LA County Supervisor Don Knabe. “I’m very upset to see Phil removed from his MWD seat. Phil has been a tireless advocate for the Southeast area on water issues and his tenure means a great deal on such a large Board as the MWD. His experience as Chair of the Real Estate and Asset Management Committee will be missed,” Knabe said. Roybal as president is now in a powerful position, responsible for forming committee, items that will be allowed on the agenda, and what contracts are vetted and reviewed before they come to a vote. South Gate Councilman Henry Gonzalez, who is considered to be one of the most respected elected officials in Southeast Los Angeles County told LCCN in an interview on Monday that Vasquez is as “dirty as they come.” “She was groomed by convicted felon and ex-Lynwood Mayor Paul Richards, she knows how to play dirty, and doesn’t care about rules. Leticia does what she wants,” the South Gate councilman said.
Continued from page 1 er email that they required more time, but did not provide an ample explanation, and the request would not be done until Mar 14, nine days after the election. “Wendy Greuel is not above the law, and cannot hide from members of the media,” said Hews in a statement. “Greuel withheld giving Los Cerritos Community Newspaper her city calendar for more than six months, and when we finally received it the documents showed that she was spending part of her time campaigning and fund-raising on taxpayer time including assigning Controller staff to such activities during business hours,” Hews said. “This is very strange behavior from someone who claims to run a tight ship. If you have a Google gmail account, you can easily search for emails from any person, it takes seconds. I understand that certain information has to be redacted, phone numbers and emails. Given the evidence there must be hundreds of pages of emails between Greuel and either D’Arcy, Shallman, or Kapolczynski. She claims to be the city’s chief auditor, but a review of her record shows she’s really just L.A.’s chief campaigner,” Hews said of Greuel. Kelly Aviles, an attorney with many years of experiece in litigating the delay pf PRA’s said, “The California Public Re-
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cords Act requires that records be provided promptly and without delay. One of the main purposes of having such short timelines for the production of records in the CPRA is to ensure that information can be obtained by the public and the media while it is still relevant. Delaying the production of records, which could certainly factor into the public’s choice in this election, until after the public has voted, is un-
acceptable.” LCCN released thousands of pages of documents in January specifically surrounding Greuel’s official city calendar for the past three years. In those documents, it was determined that Greuel had campaigned during regular business hours and held almost one hundred campaign strategy meetings with Shallman, Kapolcyznski and D’Arcy.
Soroptimist of Artesia‐Cerritos is getting ready to host their 21st annual Monte Carlo night. This year's theme is "Le Cirque~Just Imagine." The event will be held for the second year at the Portuguese D.E.S. Hall in Artesia. Event tickets are only $65.00 per person and include a catered dinner by Turnip Rose, raffle prizes, gaming prizes and casino‐style games. "Guests will be whisked into the world of Cirque de Soleil, where they will be invited to stir up their imaginations" said Chairman Pat Law. "Our guests always say that Soroptimists put on a great party, and this year they'll love the beautiful decorations, delicious food and casino style gambling. We will also have our third annual Texas Hold'em poker tournament with some great prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners. Though Soroptimists raise money all year long, Monte Carlo is their major fundraiser. All proceeds from the event will support local charities including Su Casa (a shelter for battered women and children) and Family Guidance Center (which offers counseling for abused children and families). A portion of the proceeds will also
fund our scholarships to help women and children in our community. "Our neighbors need your help even more during these rough recessionary times, as local families undergo additional stress due to economic worries," said President Christina Alosi. "We need more support from the community, and we need it more than ever. People can support the event in a number of ways including sponsoring a portion of the event, donating raffle prizes and buying tickets for the raffle and/or the event." "Sponsorships range from $100.00 to $5000.00 and all sponsors have signage at the event," Christina explained. "As for donations, all items, whether large or small, are greatly appreciated. In the past, local businesses and community people have very generously donated gift cards, gift certificates, hotel stays, electronic goods, and even their professional services. As always, the success of the Monte Carlo Night is dependent on the generosity of the local community, and they have never let us down." For more information regarding sponsorships, donations, or tickets call President Christina Alosi at (714) 292-0910.
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ELECT GEORGE RAY FOR CERRITOS CITY COUNCIL Los Cerritos Community Newspaper endorses longtime community leader and business owner George Ray in the March 5th Cerritos City Council election. George Ray will bring intelligence and a sharp business sense to a City Council that is in dire need of a new fresh start. Ray likes to tell voters that he moved to Cerritos when there were “thousands of cows and chickens.” That’s a plus in our book because Ray knows where Cerritos came from and how it was molded. Ray has been involved in Cerritos since 1969. When he and his family moved into what used to be a cow pasture, Ray quickly became a leader by pitching in and doing the heavy lifting by serving as a key member of the Planning Commission and helping start local civic organizations. Ray knows what Cerritos is all about. He “gets it.”
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We also like the fact that Ray has built a successful private business here in the community and understands what it means to meet a payroll week in and week out. When elected, we hope that Ray will work hard to cut waste and to trim the fat off that preverbal “cow” that has become both a curse and an asset here in Cerritos. We do have some concerns that Ray has many personal relationships with people who think the “status quo” is the rule at Cerritos City Hall. Los Cerritos Community Newspaper will keep an eye on Ray, but first voters need to do the right thing and vote for him on March 5.
ELECT STEVE KEITHLY TO THE LA MIRADA CITY COUNCIL Elections in La Mirada for city council haven’t been a contact sport, until this year. With the recent arrest of Mayor Gabe Garcia on drunken driving allegations this
campaign for two city council slots has become a barnburner in the city that rarely gets into the political fray. Garcia has lost the confidence of the community, and his peers, and he should have done the right thing and drop out of this campaign. But, he chooses to stay and now the voters of La Mirada must move forward by electing Planning Commissioner Steve Keithly on March 5. The Lamplighter and Los Cerritos Community Newspaper are impressed with Keithly. He is a longtime resident, business owner, has a solid reputation, and is active with the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints where he served as a local Bishop. Keithly has told us that he won’t be beholden to anyone on the current city council, and isn’t afraid to challenge the “status quo” in La Mirada. We are going to hold off on a second endorsement for the next couple of weeks. Appointed Incumbent Pauline Deal needs to “step up” her game and become more engaged at city council meetings that seem
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to be far to “scripted” for our taste. La Mirada is just like every other community in Southeast Los Angeles County. It has a been on a fiscal rollercoaster, and it needs to have more transparency and participation from the community. Keithly will make a great councilmember. We urge his election.
ELECT ENRIQUE ARANDA FOR NORWALK CITY COUNCIL AND REELECT COUNCILMAN MIKE MENDEZ Los Cerritos Community Newspaper is proud to endorse Enrique Aranda to the Norwalk City Council on Tuesday, March 5, and to also urge voters to reelect veteran Councilman Mike Mendez. Aranda is an up and comer in Norwalk, even though he has spent most of his life in the community. Aranda is tough, outspoken, and not afraid to seek the truth in a time when too many local city council members tow the “company line” and “do as they are told” by powerful city administrators who are paid more than Members of Congress or even United States Senators. Aranda has the professionalism and will make a great city councilman who we hope voters will do the “right thing” by supporting Aranda. LCCN also urges the reelection of Norwalk City Councilman Mike Mendez. Mendez is an icon in the Norwalk community having spent his entire life in the city. Mendez is a solid leader whose bold vision and determination help result in the expansion of Interstate 5 that runs through the heart of 90650. Mendez and Aranda may not see eyeto-eye on all issues, and that’s okay with us. But, we know that the two will be able to move Norwalk into a new direction. We also urge that voters in Norwalk soundly defeat incumbent Mayor Cheri Kelley who has been a complete failure these past four years. Kelley cares first about Cheri Kelley and places petty politics before providing solid solutions for a city that has been through rough waters during the past four years. Norwalk voters need to do the right thing on Tuesday, March 5 by choosing Enrique Aranda and Mike Mendez.
ELECT FRANK AURELIO YOKOYAMA FOR CERRITOS CITY COUNCIL Los Cerritos Community Newspaper is urging the election of Frank Aurelio Yokoyama to the Cerritos City Council on Tuesday, March 5. Yokoyama will bring a new sea of change at Cerritos City Hall, one that has been needed for quite some time. While we have some concerns about Yokoyama over recent revelations that he got into hot water with the California Bar Association this past year, we applaud Yokoyama for “owning up” to his misstep. Yokoyama is a firebrand member of the Cerritos Planning Commission who isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo or to ask the tough questions. Yokoyama’s addition to the Cerritos City Council will ensure a dramatic change in how business is conducted at the corner of 183rd Street and Bloomfield Avenue. We urge that one of your two votes be cast for Yokoyama.
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La Palma-Cerritos AAUW is holding its annual AAUW Funds Brunch on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the home of Carol Marsh, 5092 Cadiz Circle in La Palma, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Guest speaker will be Brenda Vasquez, an AAUW Career Development Grant recipient currently studying at USC. Members and potential members are invited to attend the brunch for a donation of $30.00 with proceeds going to AAUW Funds for fellowships, grants, and Legal Advocacy for women. RSVP to Thea Siegel at 562-926-3667 or Dorothy Edwards at 714-995-1148 by February 17.
"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me" uttered Ben Braddock to a predatory Mrs. Robinson. This is easily one of the most famous lines in American cinematic history. The 1967 classic film The Graduate, based on the novel by Charles Webb, captures a unique perspective of a mesmerizing decade. We follow a naive Benjamin Braddock, a recent college graduate, who returns home only to get thrown into a web of deceit, lust and love—all the while, trying to figure out his heart’s true desire. As his story unfolds, he begins to discover a thing or two about the intricacies of his precarious life. Join Pathways Volunteer Hospice invites you to join them for a special night out with family and friends at the Long Beach Playhouse on March 21st. Enjoy a private performance of the play adaptation of this iconic story and enjoy complimentary beverages before the show. Then later, during intermission, Pathways board members and volunteers will be on hand to serve you complimentary coffee, wine and dessert. The doors open at 7:00 p.m. and curtain call is 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are only $25 dollars and all proceeds go to benefit the many programs and services offered by Pathways at no charge to the local community. Location: LONG BEACH PLAYHOUSE 5021 E. Anaheim Street, Long Beach, CA 90804 (562) 494-1014. Please call Pathways for more information, tickets and reservations-562-531-3031 or visit our website at www.pathwayshospice.org.
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Chapter II of Catholic Charities Auxiliary presents Quartermania at St. Irenaeus Parish Hall at 5201 Evergreen Avenue in Cypress from 10:30 to 2:00 p.m. As part of Quartermania, there will be auctions with quarters. Eighty auction items will be provided by popular vendors such as Cookie Lee, Pampered Chef and others. A light lunch and dessert, one auction paddle and one opportunity ticket will be available for a donation of $15.00. Bring your own quarters or purchase more quarters at the site to bid on the auction items. For reservations and more information, contact Mary O'Hara at 714828-1220 or Mary Ann Cornelius at 714535-1918 by February 17.
FREE HEARING SCREENING Are you having difficulty using the telephone because of hearing loss? The California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) and the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Long Beach/ Lakewood Chapter are sponsoring a free hearing screening: people certified with hearing loss will be given a free CTAP amplified telephone. Join us for this special event on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Ave., Lakewood 90712. An appointment is required by calling the Weingart Senior Center at 562-630-6141.
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Former State Legislator Tony Mendoza Joins Activate Hawaiian Gardens Artesia Resident and Educator, Mendoza will Serve as Senior Project Advisor Former California State Assembly member and local educator Tony Mendoza has been appointed Senior Project Advisor for Activate Hawaiian Gardens, a landmark childhood obesity education and wellness initiative. A member of the Assembly for the last six years, Mendoza recently termed out of his legislative post. Before his sojourn to Sacramento, Mendoza served as a City Council member and as Mayor of Artesia, where he and his family still reside. “Health and education are areas I hold dear to my heart as a parent, a former member of the legislature and as a classroom teacher,” Mendoza said. “Activate Hawaiian Gardens is unique in its approach, and could be a national model for addressing childhood obesity in high-risk minority communities.” Mendoza’s experience as a leading member of the State Assembly as well as a classroom teacher in elementary schools will be a valued addition to the health and wellness program, according to officials from Tri-City Regional Medical Center,
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which is funding and leading the program. “We are very excited about Tony’s contributions to Activate Hawaiian Gardens,” said Alexander Khananashvili, wellness program coordinator for Tri-City Regional Medical Center who created the effort after spending more than two years researching the country’s best practices and scientific evidence to address childhood obesity. “His grass-roots experience in the community is unparalleled and his passion for a healthier community is without reproach.” Mendoza is advising the program on educational and community outreach and fund development, added Khananashvili. Activate Hawaiian Gardens launched its multi-year program recently, with about 300 kindergarten students being studied as a benchmark measurement for the program. In partnership with Tri-City Regional Medical Center, ABC Unified School District and the City of Hawaiian Gardens, the program will also begin teaching parents about obesity-reducing tactics in the coming weeks. For more information about Activate Hawaiian Gardens, please visit www. tcrmc.org.
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Sexual Assault in the Military to be Discussed March 2nd by Speaker Dr. Courtney Ahrens Dr. Courtney Ahrens, Professor of Psychology at California State University, Long Beach will be the guest speaker at the Saturday, March 2, 2013 meeting of the Long Beach branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) held at Leisure World, in Clubhouse 4, 1280 Golden Rain Road, Seal Beach, CA 90740 at 11:00 a.m. Dr. Ahrens has done extensive research on sexual assault and domestic violence and has worked with rape crisis centers and domestic violence shelters. She will discuss the highly acclaimed documentary "The Invisible War" about the topic of sexual assault in the U.S. military. Dr. Ahrens earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Smith College and her master’s and doctorate degrees in community psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
According to the most recent report by the Pentagon’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO), 3,192 sexual assaults were reported out of an estimated 19,000 – roughly 52 a day – between October 1, 2010 to September 31, 2011. The Department of Defense estimates that roughly 14 percent of such assaults were reported. Such reports rarely result in significant punishment for the attackers. Social begins at 9:30 a.m., business meeting at 10:00 a.m., program at 11:00 a.m., followed by lunch at 12:00. Cost of the luncheon is $14.00. For more information and reservations, please call Margy Arthur at 562-799-8479 by February 23. AAUW Membership is open to those with an AA degree or higher. To learn more about membership in AAUW, please go to www.aauw-longbeach.org.
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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies from the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station/Community Safety Center made an arrest of a burglary suspect on February 15. On February 11, a daytime residential burglary occurred on Mapes Avenue in Cerritos. The Cerritos Sheriff’s Station Residential Burglary Team detectives conducted a follow-up investigation which resulted in an arrest on February 15. An 18-year-old male suspect from Cerritos was booked for residential burglary. Cerritos Sheriff’s Station detectives are handling the follow-up investigation. Cerritos residents are encouraged to observe the activities in their neighborhood and report any suspicious activity to the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station by calling (562) 860-0044. To report an emergency or a crime in progress, residents should call 911. More crime prevention tips are available on the City’s Safer Cerritos website at safercerritos.com.
2013 Miss Cerritos Contest A Professional Development Program for Young Women The Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the 2013 Miss Cerritos Contest, to be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. What is Miss Cerritos? Miss Cerritos is NOT a pageant. This is a professional development opportunity for young women. We are looking for professional, outgoing, responsible, articulate young women to represent the Chamber as an Ambassador throughout the year. Women must be a high school graduate or equivalent, no older than 27 years old, and live, work, or go to school in Cerritos, or work for a business that is a member of the Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce. Interested in Participating or Sponsoring? Women who are interested in participating in the Miss Cerritos Contest should contact the Chamber before the February 26th Miss Cerritos Orientation Meeting at 562/467-0800. If your business is interested in sponsoring a young woman, please contact the Chamber for details. For more information, or to find out how you can participate as a contestant or sponsor, please contact the Chamber at 562/467-0800 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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City of Cerritos Offers Business Workshop on Feb. 27 The Cerritos City Council and Economic Development Commission are pleased to invite Cerritos business owners to the City’s Business Retention and Expansion Workshop. The free Workshop will provide valuable information about the services offered by business-support organizations that can help local businesses expand and enhance their businesses. The Workshop will be held from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 27 in the Cerritos Library Skyline Room. Cerritos Library is located in the Cerritos Civic Center at 18025 Bloomfield Avenue. The Workshop program will include the following: • 8:00–8:30 a.m.: Registration/Networking/Complimentary Continental Breakfast • 8:30–8:50 a.m.: City presentation – overview of City services, programs and facilities • 8:50–10:00 a.m.: Panelist presentations, followed by questions and answers • 10:00-10:30 a.m.: Networking To attend the Workshop, business owners are asked to R.S.V.P. by Tuesday, February 19 to Division Secretary Angie Tart at (562) 916-1201. The panelists will include Scott Smith, Executive Director, Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce; Barbara Levine, Senior Regional Manager, Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC); Mike Daniel, Director, Small Business Development Center (SBDC); and Yolanda Castro, Deputy Director of Program Opera-
tions, Southeast Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board (SELACO WIB). Scott Smith has provided communications, branding, advocacy and fund development services to corporations, public agencies, small businesses and non-profit organizations for nearly two decades. With more than 400 members, the Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce has a mission to promote and enhance business within the greater Cerritos area. The Chamber’s mission-driven events include business networking mixers, main event luncheons, team building opportunities and professional development workshops. The organization’s goal is to provide members with tools and opportunities to make their business grow. As the LAEDC senior regional manager, Barbara Levine works with manufacturing and service companies in the Gateway Cities Region (southeast Los Angeles County). Levine joined the LAEDC in 2002 and she has more than 15 years of economic development and marketing management experience in both the private and public sectors. The LAEDC offers free business assistance and referrals and provides information to large and small businesses in the industrial/ manufacturing, distribution and service industries. The LAEDC’s purpose is to promote economic vitality and help businesses survive and grow, especially during tough times. The LAEDC is a business owner’s connection to city and county officials, chambers of commerce, business leaders and economic development allies with ac-
SEEKING NORWALK CANDIDATES CERRITOS CHAMBER STATE OF FOR OLDER AMERICAN THE DISTRICT LUNCHEON The Cerritos Chamber will host the RECOGNITION State Of The District Luncheon presented The City of Norwalk is seeking a Norwalk resident to nominate and recognize as its Outstanding Older American. The nominee must be at least 65 years of age and perform outstanding volunteer services within the City of Norwalk. Volunteer services performed at such locations as a hospital, school, library, municipal program, or any non-profit organization all qualify for this honor. This is a distinct opportunity to acknowledge an older American who has enhanced the lives of others or the community at large in an exceptional way. Applications can be obtained at the following Norwalk locations or by visiting our website at www.ci.norwalk.ca.us: Norwalk Senior Center: 14040 San Antonio Dr. Norwalk City Hall Community Information: 12700 Norwalk Blvd. Norwalk Social Services: 11929 Alondra Blvd. Application deadline date is Friday, March 15, 2013. Application must be returned to the Norwalk Senior Center by Noon.
by Dr. Mary Sieu Superintendent, ABC Unified School District Thursday, March 7th 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at the Cerritos Sheraton Hotel 12725 Center Court Drive Cerritos. Seating is Limited Sponsor Opportunities Available Reservations must be made in advance Cost: Chamber Members: $30/person Non-Chamber Members: $50/ person Sponsorships: Reserved Sponsor Table of 10: $400 Reserved Sponsor Half-Table of 5: $250 Event Sponsor: $100 Sponsors will be recognized in the program, at the event, in the Chamber's monthly newsletter, and receive preferred event seating. Payment required unless cancelled by march 5th. Please RSVP to the Chamber Phone: 562/467-0800 Email: chamber@cerritos. org Fax: 562/467-0840.
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By Loren Kopff There are basketball players who dream of scoring the game-winning basket, especially in a playoff game. Then there is Norwalk High senior center/forward Briana Liera, who never dreamed of being put in that situation. Liera, a transfer from Santa Fe who had to sit out the first 14 games of the season due to the California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section transfer rules, had a hand in tying the game, then scored the game-winner with 21 seconds left in overtime as the host Lady Lancers got by Dos Pueblos 56-54 last Saturday night in a Division II-A first round game. “Honestly, I wasn’t expecting that much of a good game from me,” Liera said. “But it was a big impact when we got the win. I felt super excited, especially coming off the bench.” After squandering an eight-point lead early in the fourth quarter, Norwalk was trailing the Chargers 47-44 with 1:08 left in regulation. But senior guard Cristina Batarse scored with 29 seconds remaining. After Norwalk head coach Richard Drake called a pair of time outs within the final 18 seconds, Liera fed an inbounds pass to senior center Maiya Griffin-McNair who was fouled with five seconds left and made one of two free throws. “She was one of the top players from Santa Fe and we’re happy to have her,” Drake said. “Her pass to Maiya in the middle of the court so we could open up that one play late in the game was a crucial play for us too.” “When she was shooting those free throws, I went up to her and told her to take a deep breath and, ‘you got this’,” Liera said. The Lady Lancers, co-Suburban League champions who notched their 20th win at the time, led the entire first half until Hallie Magee tied the game with a second before halftime. Norwalk led by as many as eight points (17-9) and was getting great play from Griffin-McNair and senior forward Elizabeth Hernandez, who each scored seven points in the half. Batarse also had a solid first half with six rebounds and three steals. Almost a minute into the second half, Dos Pueblos took its first lead of the contest when Helen Nam scored off her own
steal, then held its biggest lead of the game almost 30 seconds later following a Jennifer Wetzel basket. But Norwalk regained the lead with 1:33 left in the third quarter on a three-pointer from sophomore guard Jackie Aldana and proceeded to build an eight-point lead with 5:54 left in regulation after Liera hit a pair of free throws. Norwalk was still leading 42-36 at the 4:40 mark but was held scoreless for the next three minutes while the at-large representatives from the Channel League stormed back and regained the lead on Wetzel’s three-pointer with 2:54 remaining in regulation. “Their press, even though we worked on it, it was still a match press,” Drake said. “It wasn’t a zone press and they exposed some poor passing and poor ball handling. We didn’t duplicate that in practice; it’s very difficult to do that.” In overtime, the Lady Lancers scored the first six points courtesy of Liera and Griffin-McNair. But Dos Pueblos responded with five straight points and tied the game at 54-54 on Emi Parker’s bucket with 41 seconds left. After Wetzel missed two free throws with 30 seconds left, Drake called a timeout to set up a play, which called for senior guard Brenda Venegas to get the ball to Liera, who scored the game winner and was also fouled in the process. The Chargers were unable to get an open shot after the missed free throw. Norwalk was able to escape with the win partly because Dos Pueblos hit just four free throws on 24 attempts in the fourth quarter and overtime while Norwalk was five of 12 during the same time, with Liera going three for four. “Some kids that normally aren’t expected to step up…they stepped up tonight,” Drake said. “We had some good bench play, probably our best play of the year. It had to be.” Griffin-McNair led Norwalk with 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds while collecting seven steals. Liera scored all 11 of her points, which is a career-high in the fourth quarter and overtime. Hernandez had nine points and Batarse pitched in with eight points while grabbing 13 boards. “Drake, who announced his retirement a few weeks ago, coached his last game this past Wednesday night in a 56-26 loss to Redondo. Norwalk ends the season at 20-9, its second straight 20-victory campaign. Drake leaves with an overall record of 267-187 over 19 seasons with Norwalk and John Glenn. Glenn, the Norwalk boys team prepared for the playoffs with a 64-55 victory, ending the regular season at 15-12 overall and 7-5 in league action. Norwalk went on first quarter runs of 9-1 and 14-3, then reeled off 12 straight points in the second quarter after the Eagles had crept to with an 18-13 deficit after an offensive put back from sophomore forward Daniel Morales. “They’ve improved since the first game [with us] and they started making a lot of shots in the second half,” said Norwalk head coach Jim Webster. “They scored almost 40 in the second half. It was a good thing we were able to keep the lead comfortable because if it got tight, I was going to get worried.” By halftime, the Lancers had a 32-19 lead behind 11 points from junior guard Alex Vidana and 10 points from senior center Ralph Wormley. But the Eagles came out blazing in the third quarter, connecting on their first seven shots, most coming from junior guards Ardale Encabo (nine points) and Erich Webb (11 points). However, the Lancers were also on a hot streak in the third quarter, missing four times in 16 tries from the field. As a result, Glenn could not get closer than nine points.
“I was happy that they were able to score but our biggest issue was defense,” said Glenn first-year head coach Wesley Phillips. “We let them score a whole lot more than we did. That’s always been our problem-defense.” Wormley led everyone with a careerhigh 23 points and was a perfect six for six from the field in the third quarter. It was the second time in two weeks that Wormley had scored at least 20 points. Vidana added 14 points as the Lancers will travel to Dos Pueblos tonight for their Division II-A first round game. “He’s making lay-ups,” Webster said of Wormley. “Did he hit a shot over four feet? I doubt it. But we worked against the zone the last two days making those passes and they converted.” This will be the fourth time in the last five seasons that Webster has taken his teams to the playoffs. While the Lancers went 7-5 in league play, they could have easily been 10-2. Three of those losses ended in one possession games. Last season, Norwalk went 6-21 overall and finished in sixth place in league. “We’ve lost three games in league by six points,” Webster said. “So, we’ve been extremely competitive in all of the games and sometimes it doesn’t go your way.” As for Glenn, Webb posted a team-high 22 points and missed only three shots from the field. He also had six rebounds. Encabo and Morales each added nine points along with five and eight rebounds respectively. “Those two are our main guys; our biggest scorers and they proved that today,” Phillips said of Encabo and Webb. “Erich was actually aggressive today and I was very pleased to see that.” Glenn finished with one victory on the entire season for the second time in the past five seasons and has finished in last place for the fifth straight time. But the Eagles have played better during the second round of league play, scoring at least 40 points in the last five games after reaching that mark twice in the first round. “It was a big improvement,” Phillips said. “They actually showed some grit and some fight the second half of the season. I’m very proud of them in that fact.”
CIF-SOUTHERN SECTION GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS
Cerritos Blown Out in First Round by North Torrance With Former Alumna at Helm By Loren Kopff TORRANCE-The past of Cerritos High girls basketball faced her former school, teammate and assistant coach last Thursday in a California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section Division III-AAA first round game. But it was a game that Cerritos first-year head coach Arial Adams nor North Torrance’s Lauren Kamiyama, also in her first year, wanted this early. Playing for the second time this season, the Saxons came away with a big victory as they eliminated the Lady Dons from the playoffs in a 64-38 rout. The two schools had faced each other on Dec. 8, also at North Torrance and the hosts were 74-54 winners. “It’s so funny how life works,” Adams said. “I didn’t want to play a team that I had already played against. But the pressure and the hype, especially on campus and the relationship that [Kamiyama] and I have and the relationship to the school
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also dominated on the boards, collecting 35 rebounds but only 13 in the first half. At the same time, North Torrance was getting second and third chance shots. “That’s something we have struggled with all year,” Adams said. “That’s not really a surprise but I guess it’s a surprise against a team like [North Torrance]. They don’t outsize us by that much. As far as crashing the boards and boxing out, that wasn’t our strength at all. We were nonexistent in that part. Cerritos loses four players to graduation, one of them a full-time starter, and with the emergence of its young players, will be among the favorites to win the Suburban League next season. That’s without a doubt. I’m excited [about next season]. I get to work with Tati in the offseason and I’m excited about that.”
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Valley Christian Advances in Familiar Fashion By Loren Kopff It wouldn’t be a Valley Christian boys soccer game if there was a lot of scoring and sure enough, that’s what happened in its California Interscholastic FederationSouthern Section Division VI first round game last Friday evening. The Crusaders, who scored 13 goals in the regular season, needed just one in blanking Pacific 1-0 to advance to the second round for the first time since 2010. V.C., which has been involved in seven 1-0 games and two scoreless ties, improved to 9-8-2 overall. Although the Crusaders haven’t scored much, the defense has been holding its own, yielding 17 goals including seven straight shutouts. “We’ve got some solid defensive players in the back,” said V.C. head coach Caleb Lawrence. “We’re actually missing our right back today [senior Nathan Ramos] which would have been fun to have him. He was hurt but I was hoping we could win the game and he could play next Wednesday.” V.C. took only three shots on goal in the first half with the first not coming until the 17th minute when a header from junior forward Nick Dupuy went high and right of the net. Five minutes later, a shot from junior forward Jonathan Ramos sailed above the crossbar and in the 28th minute, Ramos received a pass from Dupuy and broke loose from the defense. But his shot again was too high. The intensity from both teams, who were whistled for a combined 17 times, increased midway through the second half
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when sophomore midfielder Blake Allen was given a yellow card for throwing the ball in the ground in disgust. He had to leave the field but minutes later, returned to action and ended the scoreless tie with a header from Ramos. It’s the first goal of the season for Allen. “Blake is a quality player,” Lawrence said. “We have one or two guys who have a little temper. They love the game, they love the sport and you saw the temper come out. But I knew we needed him out there in terms of our attack and he was in the right place at the right time.” Again, it was just one of three shots on goal in the second half as the Pirates, the third place representatives from the San Andreas League, were still peppering V.C. senior goalie Walter Dyer for half a dozen shots in the second half. “They sat about 10 guys; they were pretty unfit and lazy defensively,” Lawrence said of Pacific. “But when you sit 10 guys, it’s hard to find time in space. Also, some of my guys don’t play year round.” V.C. travelled to Ontario Christian this past Wednesday for its second round game. The two longtime rivals were scheduled to play at Crusader Field on Dec. 4 but the game was rained out. Since 1998, V.C. is 11-3-1 against the Knights. The Crusaders also won the Olympic League for the first time since the 2008-2009 season but still won eight regular season games for the second straight season. “We lost almost all of our starters [from last season] but we had a j.v. team that went undefeated the year before and I think the character all around from the leaders and the seniors dropping down to the humility of the underclassmen…was just awesome,” Lawrence said.
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TO ADVERTISE CALL 800-901-7211 Trustee Sale No. : 20120159902726 Title Order No.: 120291697 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/13/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 09/22/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2113920 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: RENATO REYES AND BEATRIZ REYES, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 02/21/2013 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 11957 EBERLE STREET, CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA 90703 APN#: 7055-015-040 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $710,364.20. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale , and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder 's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916939-0772 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site www.nationwideposting.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 20120159902726. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: NATIONWIDE POSTING & PUBLICATION A DIVISION OF FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY 5005 WINDPLAY DRIVE, SUITE 1 EL DORADO HILLS, CA 95762-9334 916-939-0772 www.nationwideposting.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 01/24/2013 NPP0212882 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 02/01/2013, 02/08/2013, 02/15/2013
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20120015003278 Title Order No.: 120335147 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/29/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/06/2007 as Instrument No. 20072675552 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: ALBERT MARTINEZ, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/ CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 02/21/2013 TIME OF SALE: 11:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 21017 HAWAIIAN AVE, LAKEWOOD, CALIFORNIA 90715 APN#: 7066-005-015 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $348,639.19. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder 's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-730-2727 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 20120015003278. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES and POSTING 2 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 01/29/2013 NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 A-4354507 02/01/2013, 02/08/2013, 02/15/2013
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 10-0148958 Doc ID #00010066590032005N Title Order No. 10-8531345 Investor/Insurer No. N/A APN No. 7012-009001 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/18/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JOSE RAMON VILLA, A SINGLE MAN, dated 05/18/2007 and recorded 6/1/2007, as Instrument No. 20071329381, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/04/2013 at 11:00AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 16603 AMBERWOOD WAY, CERRITOS, CA, 907031150. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $657,422.88. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee's Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder's Office. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www. recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 10-0148958. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. A-4355562 02/08/2013, 02/15/2013, 02/22/2013
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The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): GWENDOLYN BUTTON, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, AS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 4/30/2007 as Instrument No. 20071034068 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/15/2013 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $788,240.33 The purported property address is: 19422 JACOB AVE, CERRITOS, CA 90703 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 7054-021-044 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-730-2727 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-10-375228-CL . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. TS No.: CA-10-375228-CL IDSPub #0045714 2/22/2013 3/1/2013 3/8/2013
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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 754121CA Loan No. 1595823064 Title Order No. 120008900-CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11-16-2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03-08-2013 at 9:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 11-24-2004, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 04 3054335, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: MARCELA SALAS, MARRIED AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650 Legal Description: LOT 134, OF TRACT NO 20572, IN THE CITY OF LA MIRADA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 553 PAGE(S) 3 TO 9 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $537,214.04 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 13203 BONA VISTA LN LA MIRADA, CA 90638 APN Number: 8044-016-011 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 02-06-2013 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee REGINA CANTRELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: www.lpsasap.com or 1-714-730-2727 www.priorityposting.com or 1-714-573-1965 www.auction.com or 1-800-280-2832 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, this information can be obtained from one of the following three companies: LPS Agency Sales and Posting at (714) 730-2727, or visit the Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting and Publishing at (714) 573-1965 or visit the Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for "Advanced Search" to search for sale information), or auction.com at 1-800-280-2832 or visit the Internet Web site www.auction.com, using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. A-4353903 02/08/2013, 02/15/2013, 02/22/2013
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JOHN RICHARD DODD AKA JOHN R. DODD AKA JOHN DODD CASE NO. VP014984 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of JOHN RICHARD DODD AKA JOHN R. DODD AKA JOHN DODD. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by WENDY L. CONNOLLY in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that WENDY L. CONNOLLY be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act with limited authority. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 03/26/13 at 8:30AM in Dept. L located at 12720 NORWALK BLVD., NORWALK, CA 90650 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner JAY OBERHOLTZER - SBN 72127 JAY OBERHOLTZER, APLC 15141 E WHITTIER BLVD #500 WHITTIER CA 90603 2/8, 2/15, 2/22/13 CNS-2439189# LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS
2013029498 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as Sun-Led America 10900 183rd #105 Cerritos, Ca., 90703. The following business is conducted as a individual. The registrant has not began to transact business. /S/ Chung Phil Ahn The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 2/12/2013 NOTICE: This fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (see section 14400et seq. Business and Profession Code), Published at LCCN on 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8/13
2013030888 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as TOTAL SOLUTIONS CONTRACTING 30765 PACIFIC COAST HWY #219, MALIBU CA 900265. The registrant has NOT begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. /S/FRANK TEMESVARY The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 2/14/13 NOTICE: This fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (see section 14400et seq. Business and Profession Code), Published at LCCN on 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8/13
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20120015003859 Title Order No.: 120369017 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/02/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 08/13/2007 as Instrument No. 20071893233 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: BERNADITA E PODOBNY, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 03/14/2013 TIME OF SALE: 11:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 21333 HASTON PL, LAKEWOOD, CALIFORNIA 90715 APN#: 7065-021-031 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $273,132.53. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder 's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-730-2727 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 20120015003859. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES and POSTING 2 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714730-2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 02/19/2013 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 7951852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 A-4362010 02/22/2013, 03/01/2013, 03/08/2013
CALIFORNIA AUCTION AD NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the contents of the following storage units will be offered for sale by public auction to the highest bidder for enforcement of storage lien. The auction will be held on or after: March 12th, 2013 @ 1:30pm. Location: Extra Space Storage, 10753 Artesia Blvd. Cerritos, CA 90703. Terms: Cash, ExtraSpace Storage reserves the right to refuse any bid or cancel auction. Name of Auctioneer: West Coast Auctioneers Bond #137857. The following units are scheduled for auction: (Customer Names) Hiroshi Chijiiwa Jenel Bartee Carrie Andrade Esperanza Pua Emelyne Barbers Frank Lipski II Group Capital Mortgage, Inc. Lorie Folkins Group Capital Mortage Tomas Casiano Steven Lambert All units to include but not limited to tools, furniture, electronics, household items and misc. items unless otherwise specified. Published at Los Cerritos Community News 2/22 and 3/1/13
CITY OF ARTESIA NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR A TWELVE UNIT APARTMENT COMPLEX NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the City of Artesia has prepared an Initial Study and Draft Negative Declaration pursuant to the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the following project: PROJECT: The project is known as Case No. 2013-04. This is a request for approval to consolidate two parcels under Tentative Parcel Map No. 72222 and Design Review approval to construct a multi-unit (12-units) apartment complex for the property located at 11500-11504 186th Street in the Multiple Family Residential (M-R) Zone. APPLICATIONS: The following applications will be considered by the City in connection with the project (Case No. 2013-04): A request for approval to consolidate two parcels under Tentative Parcel Map No. 72222 and Design Review approval to construct a multi-unit (12-units) apartment complex for the property located at 11500-11504 186th Street in the Multiple Family Residential (M-R) Zone. PUBLIC HEARINGS: The Artesia Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the project and on the Initial Study and the Negative Declaration on March 19, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the Artesia City Council Chambers located at 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia, California 90701. The Artesia City Council will hold a public hearing on the same project and documents on April 8, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Artesia City Council Chambers, at the same address listed above. The Artesia City Council will consider and make a decision whether or not to adopt the Negative Declaration at the April 8, 2013 City Council meeting. COMMENT PERIOD: The Initial Study and the Draft Negative Declaration will be available for a 20-day public review and comment period commencing February 26, 2013 and ending on March 19, 2013, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Copies of the documents are available from, and comments may be made by mail, facsimile or hand-delivery during the comment period to, the Artesia Planning Department, Artesia City Hall, 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia, California 90701. Telephone: (562) 865-6262; Facsimile: (562) 865-6240. Staff Contact: Mr. Okina Dor. If you challenge this proposal in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Artesia at, or prior to, the public hearings on the project. MAILED: February 22, 2013 PUBLISHED: February 20, 2013
Jose Hernandez Assistant Planner
Published at Los Cerritos Community News 2/22/13
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