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St. Anthony of Padua Relics on Display at Holy Family Church The Artesia Church will host the relics one day only on Monday, April 15th. By Brian Hews publisher@cerritosnews.net

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fter a successful visit to the New York metropolitan area and New Jersey this past February, two important relics of St. Anthony of Padua are returning to the United States for an eight-day tour of Southern California and will be on display at Artesia’s Holy Family Church April 15. On display will be the bust of St. Anthony with a glass case holding two layers of St. Anthony’s cheek, the other relic, a floating rib, will be on display but will not be allowed to be touched. “This is an exciting event,” said Father Raymond, the Pastor of Holy Family,

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Anthony of Padua, O.F.M., also known as Anthony of Lisbon was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order. Though he died in Padua, he was born and raised in a wealthy family in Lisbon.

Cerritos College Called ‘Homophobic Institution’ by Faculty Senate President By Randy Economy randy@cerritosnews.net

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n an unprecedented rant, a Cerritos College Faculty Senate President called the Norwalk-based campus a “homophobic institution” at this past Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting. Bob Chester, who has been head of the faculty group since 1998, made the comment after he spent nearly 35 minutes speaking in the third person about “concerns he was getting from faculty members about a certain Trustee.” The trustee he was referring to was John Paul Drayer, who is openly gay, and represents District Three that covers Bellflower and parts of Cerritos. “I would say if I am asked another question about this homophobic institution of ours, if I hear of an individual name at-

tached to these comments, I will urge them to get a lawyer that kind of talk has got to stop. I am asked repeatedly about things, I agree with what the President (Marissa Perez) and Vice President (Dr. Sandra Salazar) that communication is an important thing and perception can quickly become reality,” Chester said. Chester never mentioned Trustee John Paul Drayer by name, but took swipes at the openly gay trustee in a 35 minute report, that at times included a rambling dialogue about how “this Trustee (Drayer) was digging around campus trying to get dirt on people.” Drayer, a popular community leader and educator from Bellflower was overwhelmingly elected over Appointed Incumbent Jean McHatton of Cerritos in last fall’s very first campaign in which

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“Saint Anthony and his relics are very wellknown in the community and we thank the Franciscan Friars of the Anthonian Association for bringing the relics here.” The event, organized by the Messenger of St. Anthony magazine directed by the Franciscan Friars of the Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua, Italy, marks the 750th anniversary of the discovery of the Saint’s incorrupt tongue by St. Bonaventure. On the days leading up to the15th of February, the Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua, Italy buzzes with preparation for the ‘Feast of St. Anthony’s Tongue’. This expression may sound a bit weird, but it recalls a truly extraordinary event which took place in 1263 – thirty-two years after the Wonder-Worker’s death. Anthony’s remains were transferred from the Church of Sancta Maria Mater Domini, where he had originally been interred, to the adjacent and newly con-

ABCUSD SUED OVER CALIFORNIA VOTER RIGHTS ACT By Randy Economy and Brian Hews randy@cerritosnews.net publisher@cerritosnews.net

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he ABC Unified School District is being sued on grounds that it broke the California Voter Right’s Act, Los Cerritos Community Newspaper can confirm. On Wednesday, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund announced that they will be “joining” forces with the law firm Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho in the suit against the ABCUSD.

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ANALYSIS: ABCUSD AND THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT By Randy Economy and Brian Hews randy@cerritosnews.net publisher@cerritosnews.net

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study by Los Cerritos Community News has revealed that ABCUSD is likely in violation of the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) and that the district should be broken into Trustee Areas for future elections. The study was further validated by the lawsuit filed by MALDEF against the district this week. Under the CVRA, local governments can’t hold at-large elections-in which the entire community votes for all elected positions-if that system weakens the ability of minorities to elect candidates of their choice. The CVRA says that at-large elections are illegal when a jurisdiction has racially polarized voting and drawing districts

would give the ethnic group an ability to influence elections. LCCN worked with one of the top CVRA consultants in California who directed LCCN to look at ethnic clusters and the total voting age population within the ABCUSD. Out of a total population of 106,000, 8% were Black, 43% Asian, and 32% Latino. Out of the total voting age population of 64,268, 8% were Black, 42% Asian, and an astounding 23% Latino. The study also showed the district having significant ethnic groups clustered into geographic areas. The maps on page nine show the ethnic populations as they are clustered in parts of the ABC District. Additional Analysis Another method used in CVRA analysis is to show that these ethnic clusters

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BARROWS, CHEN, AND RAY VOTE TO REMOVE PLANNING COMMISSIONER FRANK YOKOYAMA By Randy Economy

did not want to legitimize this action by the city council,” Pulido told Los Cerritos In a stunning Community Newspaper. move, Cerritos Mayor When asked if he felt this action against Bruce Barrows and Yokoyama was political retaliation, Pulido Council-persons said he didn’t want to “speculate what was Carol Chen and going through the minds” of Barrows, Chen and Ray. new-comer George “The Cerritos City Council voted not Ray voted not to to reappoint Frank Aurelio Yokoyama reappoint Planning to the Planning Commission, and I left Commissioner Frank the meeting in protest,” Pulido told Los Yokoyama during Cerritos Community Newspaper just Thursday night’s FRANK YOKOYAMA minutes after the decision was made. meeting causing “I don’t want to legitimize their action,” Mayor Pro-Tem Mark Pulido to leave the Pulido said. meeting in protest. “This sets a dangerous precedent Council-member Cho argued in favor of silencing challengers or dissenting of Yokoyama, but to no avail. opinions,” Pulido continued. Yokoyama, who was heavily backed Pulido said he believed that Yokoyama by Pulido in the recent March city council is the first commissioner in the 55 year election, was expected to be reconfirmed by the entire city council, but the matter history of Cerritos that a seated Planning Commissioner has not been reconfirmed was met with stern opposition. Barrows and company, in an ironic for an appointment. “The community needs to respond to twist, cited the story published by LCCN of Yokoyama’s failure to report to the State this action,” Pulido said. For up-to-the-minute breaking local Bar. Yokoyama could not be reached for news, please visit our website at www. comment. healthseminarAD518X105_ Pulido left the meeting in protest. “I LosCerritosNews.net.

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Greuel Threatens LCCN Over Public Records Request By Randy Economy Los Angeles Mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel turned the Los Angeles City Attorneys on Los Cerritos Community Newspaper, threatening to sue the newspaper for filing a public records request on her office, a request Wendy Greuel that was submitted Jan 23 and has not yet been fulfilled. LCCN hired Kelly Aviles of La Verne to send a demand letter to Greuel’s office with a date of April 5 to produce the records that precipitated the threatening letter from Greuel. In the letter the office “took issue with the assertions,…and under no circumstances is our office delaying records, your conclusion is inaccurate and unfounded.” It went on to say that the request “was voluminous” and encompassed “twentyeight categories” and could be “tens of thousands of documents.” Then Jan 23 request encompassed four categories, asking for any emails between Brian D’Arcy, John Shallman, and Rose Kapolczynski and only Greuel for two years between Jan 2011 and Jan 2013. The second request encompassed fourteen categories asking for emails between 12 people, LCCN, and only Greuel, with a time frame of only two weeks, Jan 11, 2013 to Jan 22, 2013 giving a category total of eighteen not twenty-eight. “How can there be voluminous documents when the emails I asked for are between D’Arcy, Kapolczynski, and Shall-

man,” said LCCN publisher Brian Hews. “In her letter Greuel is admitting voluminous correspondence with the head of the IBEW, a huge campaign contributor and her two campaign directors.” The letter ended with the threat of a counter-suit, “Please be informed that if you do pursue litigation on or after April 5, given the imminent time thereafter that we estimate your records will be ready, we will ask the court to declare your case to be clearly frivolous and seek to have your client pay our court costs and attorneys fees as would be required under the same Government Code section. The letter was signed by Claire Bartels, Chief Deputy Controller with a copy sent to Mike Dundas at the City Attorney’s Office. Hews said, “There is no attorney fees for a prevailing parties in California. Greuel is completely barred from any counter suit under the Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP – Code of Civ. Pro Section 425.16). Greuel can file the lawsuit, but it will get kicked out after we make a motion to have it dismissed.” “If she files on LCCN, we will file a SLAPP motion and we will win attorney’s fees on the motion and then win attorney fees on the underling PRA claim. The whole principle of SLAPP is that when a newspaper avails itself of its 1st Amendment rights during an administrative hearing, you need to be protected from larger companies that threaten you with suits to silence you. The legislature recognized this loophole and passed the ant-SLAPP law so large companies, like Greuel cannot arbitrarily threaten lawsuits to scare off legitimate claims.”

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Norwalk City Council Salutes ‘Hometown Heroes’ By Randy Economy The Norwalk City Council honored several members of the active military who currently reside in the community with presentation of “Hometown Hero” banners that honor their service and sacrifice. Norwalk Mayor Luigi Vernola said that the banner program “continues to be a daily reminder to everyone who drives through Norwalk to see that we are deeply appreciative to these brave men and women who serve our nations military.” Each of the family members were presented with a colorful red white and blue banner that has displays the name of the

serviceman or woman on it as well as the arm of the military they are serving. Honored where the Frank Alvarado Family, the Joshua Campbell Family, the Benjamin Cano Family, the Fermin Gonzalez Saavedra Family, the Caldrea Jalepeno Family, the Michael Jost Family; the Connie Rodriguez Family; the Daniel Rios Family and the Fortunato Torres Family. Vice Mayor Marcel Rodarte, a recent retiree with the United States Air Force Reserves said “it is humbling to see how many Norwalk residents are dedicating their lives for our Freedoms.” More awards given the first week of the month over the next several months.

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Tri-City Regional Medical Center Signs Long-Term Lease, Ensuring Hospital’s Future Through 2025 record system will be operational by June of this year. In addition, the hospital has remodeled patient rooms, and many common spaces and patient care areas -- including the Emergency Department. “Through these investments and upgrades, we have taken proactive steps to greatly improve the quality of care we provide to our community,â€? Sherman stressed. â€œWe look forward to providing care for generations to come.â€? In 2012, the hospital was recognized by Consumer Reports Magazine as one of the top 5 safest hospitals in Los Angeles County and by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the nation’s leading hospitals on mortality data related to quality care.

Lease Agreement Key to “On the Road to the Futureâ€? Expansion and Technology Investment Program. To secure its future of serving the community with high quality medical and surgical care, Tri-City Regional Medical Center has announced it has signed a long-term lease to operate the not-forprofit community hospital, the only one in the area, through 2025. Besides anchoring the hospital, the extended lease agreement also includes space occupied by the hospital in the adjacent medical office buildings and in a nearby business office building. “Securing this long-term lease agreement was the centerpiece of our ‘On the Road to the Future’ expansion and upgrade program,â€? said Jim Sherman, CEO of TriCity Regional Medical Center. “We have invested millions in new technology and upgrades throughout the hospital, including the recent acquisition of the state-ofthe-art da Vinci Surgical Robot – the only one in our area,â€? he said.   Sherman said with new health care reform set to launch within a few months, the hospital is well positioned to continue its commitment to ensuring high quality patient care to the citizens of our community, including Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Cerritos and Long Beach. “We expect to play a key role in our community as health care reform is implemented in Los Angeles County,â€?

added Sherman. Sherman also said that the hospital, as part of its expansion program, has invested millions of dollars in a new Electronic Health Record program – called “TConnectâ€? -- that will automate, digitize and manage the hospital’s data, providing a wide range of benefits for physicians, patients and staff. â€œGoing paperless is the future of health care because it improves efficiencies and quality of care for all involved,â€? he said. The hospital purchased the multimillion dollar Siemens Soarian System, which will bring computers bedside for nurses as well as digitize all patient medical records, enabling both patients and physicians to use real-time information to make smarter and timely health care decisions. Sherman said the electronic health

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Local History 101: Hawaiian Gardens Could Have Been Named El Dorado Park By Randy Economy

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t is the “smallest municipality” in all of Los Angeles County, but it is has the biggest heart and a colorful history. This weekend residents of Hawaiian Gardens are celebrating 49 years of city hood. The city began to take shape when tract homes sprang up south of Carson Street, and while searching for a clever name that would attract new prospective buyers, a housing developer decided to call his newly constructed area “Hawaiian Gardens.” With several cities in the area already declared official cities by its residents including Cerritos, Norwalk, and Lakewood, the people running the City of Artesia in the early 1950’s wanted Hawaiian Gardens to be “annexed” into their municipality. Community meetings were held at Bloomfield School to hash out a possible deal that Hawaiian Gardens become an official part of Artesia but instead of joining forces HG residents countered with their own proposition by launching an official campaign for city hood. The first incorporation movement took in everything including El Dorado Park, off as far as Del Amo Boulevard and the Orange County line, as well as parts of the river bed. But after a long drawn out, and sometime heated negotiation sessions, the El Dorado Park area was scrapped in the deal. It wasn’t an easy legal process for Hawaiian Gardens to earn “cityhood” status; it was complex, argumentative and contentious. But on March 31, 1964, residents in Hawaiian Gardens went to the polls and by a vote of 182 in favor and 80 opposed, California’s 75th city was officially born, and Hawaiian Gardens has not looked back since.

Even thought it was the “smallest city in California” residents took enormous pride in their new enclave. The voters ended up selecting the name “Hawaiian Gardens” as opposed to “El Dorado Park” by a vote of 164 to 128. The first City Council consisted of Lee Ware, Robert Leach, Venn Furgeson, C. Robert Lee, and Glen Turner. Today, Hawaiian Gardens is one of the most known cities in Southern California and it attracts millions of visitors each and every year to the world famous Hawaiian Gardens Casino and the Hawaiian Gardens Bingo Club. Happy 49th Birthday Hawaiian Gardens! You’re looking GREAT!

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Public Invited to Celebrate Hawaiian Gardens’ 49th Anniversary Three-day Festivities Promises Fun for the Whole Family The City of Hawaiian Gardens will be celebrating its 49th Anniversary during a three-day celebration starting Friday, April 12th and ending Sunday, April 14th. The festivities will include a grand parade, with Tito Ortiz, UFC Hall of Famer and President of Punishment Athletics Enterprises, State Senator Ron Calderon and Cerritos College Board of Trustees President Marisa Perez serving as Honorary Grand Marshals. Musical performances this year will include popular latin performers Vilma Diaz on Saturday and Los Tiranos Del Norte on Sunday. The event will take place at Furgeson Elementary School, 22215 Elaine Avenue in Hawaiian Gardens. The free event and festivities will include a carnival, international music & performances, competitions and information booths. Food, games and carnival rides will be available at nominal fees. Tickets will be available day of event (40 for $30). Most rides need between 3 to 4 tickets for enjoyment. “We are excited to be celebrating this fantastic milestone in our City’s history. As always, our community and area residents are invited to take part and enjoy themselves while they commemorate this special celebration. Advanced ticket sales

are exceeding our expectations, and we expect an excellent celebration,” said Juan Serrano, Director of Special Events for the City of Hawaiian Gardens. “Please come join us, there will be activities for people of all ages.” CARNIVAL HOURS: Friday, April 13, from 5pm – 10pm Saturday, April 14, from 1pm – 10pm Sunday, April 15, from 2pm – 10pm ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE: Friday April 13th From 5-10 pm, musical acts and performances will include ballet folklorico and The Rudy Roman Band Saturday April 14th From 2-10 pm, musical acts and performances will include Swedish dancing, Taiko drummers, Polynesian dancing, Peruvian music, The Heat, Grupo Neblina, and Vilma Diaz Y La Sonora (headline performance from 6-7 pm) Sunday April 15th From 3-10 pm, musical acts and performances will include country music, Susie Hansen and the Latin Band, Mariachi music, The Boomers, Salvaje, La Sonora Tropical and Los Tiranos Del Norte (headline performance from 9-10 pm).

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Moskowitz Foundation Key to Construction of Sports Complex in Hawaiian Gardens By Brian Hews The Sports Complex at Fedde Middle School built by the City of Hawaiian Gardens could not have come true if it were not for Mrs. Irving Moskowitz and Irving Moskowitz Foundation. The complex houses four baseball/ softball diamonds, backstops, bleachers, drinking fountains, three football/ soccer fields, one storage building, restroom, snack bar and multi-purpose room building. The construction also modified the irrigation system, saw parking lot im-

provements, new sports field lighting and a multi-purpose athletic field. “This was a huge undertaking for the city of Hawaiian Gardens,” stated Mrs. Moskowitz, “and we were delighted to be part of that development. Retired ABCUSD Superintendent Dr. Gary Smuts described an Education Program consisting of a solid combination of Health and Classroom Instruction. “The Sports Complex will make a difference to our adults and children in our community for many years to come,” he stated. Mrs. Moskowitz said she and her hus-

band have had a close association with Hawaiian Gardens for almost 40 years when the Tri-City Regional Medical Center opened as Cerritos Garden Hospital. She said the Foundation has contributed to

numerous projects in the city, but the one the Foundation they are especially proud to sponsor is the Food Bank. “We will continue to serve the neediest of the Hawaiian Gardens family.”

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structed Basilica. Present at this ceremony was St. Bonaventure in his capacity as the Minister General of the Friars Minor. St. Anthony’s coffin was opened, and it was found to contain only bones and ashes with one exception: the Saint’s vocal apparatus was found to be intact, and in particular his tongue was still red and soft. At the sight of this miracle, St. Bonaventure exclaimed in awe “Oh blessed tongue, that ever praised the Lord, and led others to praise Him! Now it is clear how great are your merits before God!” Over the centuries, this precious relic has suffered some of the ravages of time, but it is still on display in the Chapel of Relics in the Basilica. Exactly 750 years have elapsed since that first recognition, and naturally the friars of St Anthony’s Basilica in Padua are preparing to mark this important anniversary with a spate of celebrations and events. Moreover, a number of important relics will be taken to various places around the world so that more of the Saint’s devotees, most of whom are unable to go to Padua, may be given the chance to feel closer to their beloved Saint. But why did God not allow the tongue of St. Anthony to undergo corruption? As a preacher and writer, Anthony was continuously praising the Lord with his tongue or with his pen. Assidua, the first biography of St. Anthony written by an unknown Franciscan friar soon after his death, refers to the Saint’s tongue as “the writing reed of the Holy Spirit,” because it was with his tongue that he converted so many people through the operation of the Holy Spirit: “His powerful words and salutary doctrine so rooted themselves in the hearts of his listeners that large crowds of believers adhered faithfully to the Lord.” The tongue is the physical instrument which transforms thoughts into spoken words, and the spoken word plays an essential role in the history of salvation. The spoken word of God brings about creation; the words of Jesus (the manifestation of the Father) bring about salvation; these words are the ‘Good News’, which is to be announced from the rooftops for all to hear. Anthony’s tongue therefore represents the Saint’s untiring and continuous efforts to know the Word of God, to measure his life against it, and to make it known to others through his preaching and teaching. Our Saint was profoundly convinced that acceptance of the message of the Gospel could change the world. For him, this message led to conversion, a radical change of heart, so that the fruits of truth, justice, freedom, solidarity, and peace could mature in a society that was far from just and peaceful. The good seed sown enthusiastically by our Saint sometimes fell on the hard ground of selfishness, greed and lust for power, and Anthony also experienced many bitter disappointments. He was well aware, however, that the path towards the Kingdom of God was long and arduous, and that all his labours to bring as many sheep as possible back into the fold of Christ were never really in vain. In dying St. Anthony handed over the task of continuing his work to his fellow Franciscan brothers. They have grown in number and, in time, they have found many other ways of spreading the Word of God. At the Basilica in Padua, for instance, the friars try to spread the importance and beauty of Jesus’ message of love through the printed word. In the firm belief that this message is capable of transforming human hearts, they have been producing for the past 118 years the monthly magazine called Messenger of St. Anthony which brings news, information and in-

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Continued from page 1 The suit contends that the Cerritos based public school system “currently uses an at-large method to elect its Board of Trustees, which has denied Latino residents the opportunity to elect Board Members of their choice for more than fifteen years.” ABC USD is comprised of Artesia, Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, part of Lakewood, Long Beach, Norwalk. “With the growing Latino student population nationwide, it is particularly important that our democratic processes work to secure adequate opportunity for the Latino community to elect its repre-

sentatives to participate in school governance,” stated Thomas A. Saenz, President and General Counsel of MALDEF. According to MALDEF, twenty-three percent of the current voting-age population within ABCUSD is Latino. “There is no Latino representation on the seven-member Board of Trustees. ABC USD’s at-large election process does not require candidates to reside in any particular portion or zone of the district, and any eligible voter may vote for any candidate, regardless of where that voter resides. All seven of the current Board members reside in one city, Cerritos, of the seven cities that comprise the ABCUSD,” the statement provided LCCN claimed. MALDEF and Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho argue that this method has led to “vote dilution, and has prevented Latinos from electing candidates of their choice or influencing the outcome of Board elections.” “Moreover, patterns of racially polarized voting in ABC USD elections have been mobilization of Latino voting power, and have allowed the non-Latino super-majority to overcome Latino voting strength,” the statement from MALDEF claimed. MALDEF and Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho argue for the “implementation of a district-based election system, which would provide all voters, regardless

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sight from a uniquely Catholic perspective to devotees around the world. In a bewildering and changing society where humankind is in danger of losing its true self, the Messenger of St. Anthony can therefore become a sure guide to weather the storm. The 750th anniversary of the discovery of St. Anthony’s tongue is a great occasion to reflect upon a person, a Saint, whose life is still a source of inspiration today, and to meditate upon a message that, more than ever, must take on a leading role in our lives and society.

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Continued from page 7 Voting Rights Act because racially polarized voting has resulted in vote dilution for Latino voters and denied them effective political participation in elections to the Board.” Olga Rios, one of the plaintiffs in the suit, attended ABCUSD schools for her entire K-12 education and has two children in the district. Rios applied for an open position on the Board two years ago after then member Mark Pulido was elected to a seat on the Cerritos City Council. Rios, and around a dozen other applicants applied to fill Pulido’s unexpired term and was interviewed. But, MALDEF officials claim, that the

district “decided not to appoint anybody to the position until the next election, despite Olga’s exceptional credentials in education, including a Master’s Degree in education from Harvard University.” Rios said in a prepared statement that, “As much as we all like to dream that we now live in a colorblind society, it has been clear to my community for some time now that the ABC school district’s at-large method of election prevents Latino voters from electing candidates of our choice.” “The right to vote is fundamental to democracy in the U.S., and must be protected for all citizens regardless of race,” MALDEF claims. LCCN will have additional updates on the lawsuit from ABCUSD officials, as well as from elected members of the Board of Education. LCCN will also publish an article on voter patterns inside the ABCUSD this Friday.

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Continued from page 1 trustees were elected via districts instead of at-large. Drayer was a leading advocate of the movement that forced college officials to change the five decade old election policy. Chester went on, “people were surprised of the amount of ‘pomp and circumstance’ regarding the arrival of the new Trustees. What’s going on with the Trustees? I was being asked over and over again what was going on with the Trustees.” “In my one face-to-face meeting with that Trustee (Drayer), I told him you need know who you can trust around this campus, and who you cannot,” Chester said. “There is a climate change around here. We are trying to get around the idea of making this college better.” “People have asked me questions about what is going on? I said give it time. There have been faculty members saying that a certain board member (Drayer) is looking to cause trouble around here,” Chester told Trustee Carmen Avalos. “It is pretty easy to find out if Mr. Chester is talking out of his ears of some other place (referring to his behind). I have only had negative comments about only one Trustee, and that is the purpose of my report tonight,” Chester said about himself. Marissa Perez, Board President told Chester, “let’s be honest your comments are directed to one particular Trustee (Drayer), let’s make that clear. Your comments reflect poorly on this entire board. At the end of the day, what are you for, and what improvements can be made to move this Board forward?” Perez said. “I did report to the Faculty Senate leadership this past week that if they are unhappy with my performance, I will re-

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sign but I will serve until they tell me so. Perhaps I wasn’t as clear as I needed to be in my attempts to be diplomatic,” Chester said. Drayer, in an interview with Los Cerritos Community Newspaper on Thursday afternoon said that he “did not think that Cerritos College was a homophobic institution.” “In politics people come with different opinions. We need to move forward. I wanted to find out what the Faculty Senate was doing, and I wrote letters to find out what is happening, that is part of my responsibility as an elected representative of the community,” Drayer commented. “I want to reach out and be positive,” he continued. “I believe in free speech. We need team building here at Cerritos College. We need to talk openly with each other,” Drayer said. “Most of the people I have spoken to have been supportive of me. I am a very hands on person, and I am not going to sit back and just be an observer from the side lines or from the board table,” Drayer said. Drayer, when asked by Los Cerritos Community Newspaper if Chester should be removed by faculty senate members responded, “It is up to the Faculty Senate if he should resign or be replaced. I am not going to weigh in to that decision.” “It was hard to sleep last night. I am trying to let this matter role off my back like beads of water,” Drayer said about the comments hurled at him by Chester. “I want to be a great representative to my community of Bellflower, and for every voter who supported me, and to those voters who do not,” Drayer said. “I am and what I am, and I am willing to fight for what I believe is right and just. I like to turn lemons into lemonade,”

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Continued from page 1 can be seen within election results. Since the Latino clusters were much larger, LCCN looked at the voting patterns on polarizing California propositions and candidates in elections, specifically Prop. 187, and elections between Bustamante vs. Schwarzenegger and Davey Jones vs. Hector De La Torre. The maps below display the results for ballot measures and candidate campaigns and clearly show the ethnic clusters in the previous study above can be seen in the election results. The Prop 187 voting pat-

tern almost exactly matches the heavy Latino clusters, as do the Bustamante and De La Torre map. Census Blocks Analysis Another analysis that looked at census blocks identified 83 blocks within the ABC, providing a database of 12,000 residents that are on average 93% Latino. From this analyis, a 52% Latino district could be created. “If this is true,” said the consultant, “then the issue isn’t just a California issue - it is also a Federal Voting Rights Act issue.”

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In looking at the total population in the ABCUSD, the LCCN study showed significant ethnic groups clustered into geographic areas. Heavy Latino clusters on the southern end (dark brown) and very heavy Asian clusters in the middle and northern end (dark green).

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ily heart condition. Lots of great things are happening to me. I hope we can all get to know each other, and to learn from this situation,” he concluded. One veteran member of the faculty, who did not want to be identified, told this newspaper in an interview on Friday that “it was sickening to sit and watch these take place in our board room. We cannot tolerate discrimination or hatred on this campus. We

need some serious soul searching.” Los Cerritos Community Newspaper was able to contact Chester at his Cerritos College office via the telephone on Thursday afternoon to get his reaction. “This is utter nonsense. I am not going to talk to you. I stand by my comments. Listen to the tape of the meeting. I am going to hang up on you, goodbye,” Chester said.


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he San Gabriel Valley League softball opener between host Gahr and Paramount this past Tuesday had everything except the kitchen sink. Both teams combined for 29 hits, 28 runs, 11 errors, 10 stolen bases and two wild pitches. But with an ailing pitching staff, the Gladiators couldn’t rebound from a sixrun third inning from the Pirates and fell 17-11 in their highest scoring game with Paramount in at least 16 seasons. The last time Gahr was involved in such a highscoring league game was Apr. 16, 2002 when the Gladiators blanked Dominguez 29-0. This was also the first time in at least 16 seasons that Gahr and its league opponent each have scored at least 10 runs in the same game. Gahr has now lost seven straight to Paramount. The Gahr pitching staff of senior Mel Varela and sophomore Deidra Genera has been put to the test most of the season despite battling through injuries. Varela injured her left knee on Mar. 19 against Sunny Hills and was making her first start since the second game of a Mar. 21 doubleheader against Whittier. Genera rolled her left ankle last Friday against Whittier Christian and was only able to pitch one of two games the next day in the Whittier Christian Tournament. “We’ve really been struggling with our defense, starting with the pitching,” said Gahr first-year head coach Shawn Quarles. “Obviously we just let too many runs go by. A lot of routine plays just weren’t made. We definitely have to play better defense.” Gahr took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning when sophomore shortstop Deja Portillo and sophomore catcher Brianna Besenty both reached on infield singles. After the two combined to steal

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Artesia’s Offense Gets Going Late But Time Runs Out Against San Pedro ARTESIA SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT By Loren Kopff lorenkopff@aol.com

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he good news for Artesia’s softball team is that the first inning is its most productive, scoring 45 runs through the first 18 games. The bad news is the first inning is also the Pioneer’s worst, having allowed 60 runs before getting to the second inning. Last Friday, against San Pedro in pool play action of the Artesia Tournament, the Pirates touched up senior pitcher Dominique Moran for half a dozen runs in the first inning. Despite a furious rally in the bottom of the fifth, the Pioneers left the tying run at the plate as time expired and the hosts fell to the California Interscholastic Federation-Los Angeles City Section powerhouse squad 7-5. Through the first two pool play games of the tournament, Artesia had given up nine runs in the first

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ty, Portillo and Redaja all had two hits. Gahr’s starting lineup throughout most of the season has consisted of four sophomores, two seniors, two freshmen and one junior and seven consistent starters are all batting over .300. “They’re really doing well for us,” Quarles said of his younger players. “They’re definitely bringing their assets to the plate and I really like how they’re performing. They are definitely contributing as far as offensively just as much as anybody else on our team right now.” Gahr hasn’t been to the postseason since 2009 and has battled Paramount for third place and a playoff spot since then. Gahr visited Downey on Apr. 11 and will host league cellar dwellers Dominguez and Lynwood on Tuesday and Thursday respectively. “This one was big for us,” Quarles said. “Unfortunately we didn’t come into it 100 percent. But we really wanted to get this victory. We think we’ll be battling with Paramount for third place.”

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Continued from page 11 freshman first baseman Ali Vega and Moran to load the bases. But she got freshman second baseman Brandy Palate to ground into an inning-ending double play. The Pioneers finally got on the board in the fifth inning and sent 10 batters to the plate. With one out, Palate singled and Rivera walked senior pinch hitter Marissa Chavez before senior center fielder Dominique Gonzales singled in Palate. Two batters later, senior shortstop Bianca Espinoza, playing in her second game since becoming eligible after transferring from Cerritos, reached on an error which allowed Chavez to touch home plate. Then with two outs, Ito’s base hit to the right field gap brought in Gonzales and senior right fielder Marlena Murguia. After Moran needed 13 pitches to get through the top of the sixth, the Pioneers had just a few minutes to at least tie the game before it would end due to the drop dead time limit of 90 minutes. With one out, Chavez singled but was out on a fielder’s choice from Gonzales before time ran out. The loss sent the Pioneers to 8-10 on the season, the first time they had been more than a game under .500 all season. The day before, Artesia lost to Pioneer 9-1 to fall under .500 since the first game of the season. Still, with as many wins already as all of last season, Artesia is a much better squad than in 2012. Entering the San Pedro game, five players were batting at least .324 and the team was batting 50 points higher than last season. “We have more disciplined batters,” Hovis said. “They know what it is to swing the bat. That gives us a lot of confidence

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at the plate. It’s a different team from last year. As soon as they find themselves, I think they’ll be fine. We have a big road to climb starting next week. They’re really starting to believe in themselves.” Of those five players, three are underclassmen and figure to be a bigger part of Artesia’s offense next season. Sophomore third baseman and pitcher Sarah Guerrero was leading the team with a .404 average followed by Vega (.385) and junior Sabrina Manzano (.350). “Those names are going to be a force to reckon with down the road,” Hovis said. “Those girls are some of the success that we’re having right now. Those are going to be household names in the future.” Despite the current five-game losing streak, which also includes a sweep by Mayfair in which the Pioneers allowed a total of nine first inning runs, the team is boasting the best two-year victory total in at least 16 seasons. Artesia wraps up its tournament on Saturday, then gets back into Suburban League action next week with a home and home series against Cerritos, followed by a pair of games against La Mirada. Artesia is still seeking its first playoff berth since 1992. “As far as they want to go, they can go,” Hovis said of making the playoffs. “It’s up to them. Those girls, if they want it, I feel have the capability of going out there and beating anybody in the league. I feel [the league] is wide open.”

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Continued from page 11 playoffs five times, all resulting in threeset first round sweeps. Their best seasons were in 2003 and 2004 when they ended 11-10. But last season, Glenn began to turn it around, going 8-12 overall, 6-6 in league and finishing in third place. That small burst of momentum has carried over to this season where the Eagles entered this past Tuesday’s match with La Mirada tied for first place with Bellflower with a 5-1 league mark. The only other setbacks for Glenn came in the San Gabriel Tournament. “It looks like it’s getting there,” Jackson said of his team’s progression. “The program is starting to do a lot better. The numbers are a lot better. The kids want to play and they want to be out there. It seems like it’s turning for the better. “My effort was to stick with it and not give up just because we were losing,” Jackson added. “The kids at [Glenn] respond well to me and that’s why I wanted to stay there and at least give it a shot and see if I can get these kids to actually believe in something. Once I got them to believe in me, they believed in the program and we can only go up from here.” The Eagles have been paced by senior setter Jose Fernandez, senior outside hit-

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www.HewsMediaGroup.com TO ADVERTISE CALL 800-901-7211 www.HewsMediaGroup.com TO ADVERTISE CALL 800-901-7211 APRIL 12, 2013 13 The Norwalk Lions Club has 39 ment will be provided by Connie Tanjuan, Green Molds. Short’n Damp winter days members and meets on the first and third and we will have an opportunity drawing and it is creating a recipe for molds to grow Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM at for everyone who participates! on Roofs, Walking surfaces, Fences and in Tickets on sale now. Tickets purchased Soil Ground Cover. Bruce‫ص‬s Prime Rib. Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify after Saturday, February 9, 2013 will be Mold growing on surface of roof- walkneeds within the community and work $7.50. Last day to buy tickets is Monday, ways- fences, after time; erodes the surface Chapter II of Catholic Charities Aux- together Chicken toSalad other OnoFor( more deli- February 11, 2013. The dinner is for those to deteriorate the finish and create hazardous fulfilland those needs. iliary invites you to “A Taste of Hawaii” cious) food! A limited number of tickets information or to get involved with the who wish to dine-in, only, and tickets will health conditions. Recommend professional on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10:30 to are available forClub, a donation $20.00Lion per not be sold on day of the dinner. Call (562) roofing cleaning service to hi pressure clean Norwalk Lions pleaseofcontact 1:00On p.m. at St. Irenaeus Parish Hall, 5201 person. Make checks payable to Catholic Saturday February 9, The Friends President Manny Sanchez at 562-708-9061 929-5580 for additional information. & vacuum off, infected runoff and seal with Evergreen Avenue Library in Cypress. Auxiliary, Chapter II and send of the La Mirada will hold their Charities or our website at www.norwalklions.com. water repellent treatment. For HomeownA Preview of Opportunity Drawings Ethel Street, Member Appreciation Reception at 1:30 to Mary LionsO’Hara Clubsat 9194 International is Cythe ers who have this mold growing on patioswill begin at 10:30 There be toa press, CA 90630. PM. All members area.m. invited andwill asked world‫ص‬s largest service club organizawalkways- driveways; Soap-Bleach- brushHawaiian Haole Luau (Half White, tionNo tickets soldmillion at the members door. All bring alongHapa a friend. with morewill thanbe1.35 ing will abate. After the surface is clean dry, or Foreign, Feast) by Kela from this46,000 event will the The featured speaker willKatering be Danafrom Tay- proceeds in approximately clubsbenefit in more Homeowners can apply WATER PROOF11:00 a.m. to of 12:00 p.m. followed by Ha- charitable works ofand Catholic Charities of lor, President the La Mirada Symphony than 207 countries geographical areas ING Materials, found at the below centers. The Cerritos Sheriff's Station is seeking waiian Entertainment 12:00writer to 1:00 County. Association. Dana is afrom prolific of Orange around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs Volunteers on Patrol (VOPs). Patrolling Apply to dry surface like paint. Name p.m. E Mele (The MusicAMakers) such by books as Hana УDevil Moon: Mystic have aided the blind and visually impaired the City in distinctly marked vehicles, brand products such as Olympia, Behr, and Na Ipo Hula (The Hula Sweethearts). For more information, contact Edna RomanceФ and УEver Flowing Streams: and made a strong commitment to commu- VOPs assist with crime suppression, Thompson and Benjamin Moore. Come and try Kalua Pig, Chinese Ethington at cell phone # 714-334-6610. Tapping into Healing Energy.ФShe will nity service and serving youth throughout traffic control, vacation checks, special Yesteryears, when property owners were The City of Cerritos encourages its speak on her journey from being pub- the world. For more information about Li- events and park security checks. They constructing new mason walls and roofs, at residents to recycle their used motor oil lished by a small press to participating in ons Clubs International, visit the Web site serve as additional "eyes and ears" for that time, some contractorsit’s easy, waterproofed, as and oil filters. It’s quick, and it’s the right thing to do. the Indie Author Revolution. In 2012 she at www.lionsclubs.org. the surface stayed clean and dry for decade, the Sheriff's Department and train as stay humble.” was named on the Amazon Movers and as water proofing creates a transparent seal first responders in the event of a major The Glenn athletic program hasn’t had SOFTBALL Shakers List with over 60,000 of her ebook to repeal water and mold. or disaster. much success with league championships emergency USED OIL COLLECTION CENTERS Continued from page titles downloaded last year.12 Also, equally of importance is "poria Anything that goes into a storm this century. In fact, the school has won If you are interested in helping CerriThe Friends of the La Mirada Library mold infestation" that is responsible for takPenske Buick Norm Reeves drain in Cerritos has an impact only 10 league titles since 2000-boys socGMC of Cerritos tos maintain its reputation a safe place ing down buildings like termites, that are have great plans for 2013 as they continue HondaasSuperstore ter Daniel Alvarez, junior outside hitter/ cer in 2002, girls basketball in 2007 and on the health of Los Angeles Road 18500 Studebaker RoadSta- most active in winter months, from Novemto18400 live Studebaker and work, the Cerritos Sheriff's to help the La Mirada Library. (562) 264-0926 middle blocker Marcos Aguirre, junior eight wrestling titles. Jackson hopes to add County beaches (562) 345-9100 tion encourages you to apply to be a VOP. ber to March. Many and of thecoastal vacant properties opposite hitter Jovanni Michel and junior to that number. Although his team is tied Cerritos Dodge waters. So remember that… Penske Chevrolet For more information, call the Cerritos are full of molds and expensive to abate. “LoveBellflower and Friendship” yousecond are 50 round Chrysler Jeep enteringIf the middle blocker Erich Webb. While Jack- with of Cerritos Sheriff's Station/Community Safety CenYou can do your own research or pur18803 Studebaker Road 18605 Studebaker Road years of age or older, and looking are looking league action, he’s not past for anyson, who graduated from Glenn in 2004, of (562) 402-5335 ter at (562) 916-1252, or visit the Cerritos chase the above items listed in this article at (562) 219-2483 Storm Drains Are For Rain! an enjoyable hotleague and hearty with despite the beingmeal a little down carries a dozen players, he says there are one Sheriff's Station to obtain an application. Home Depot, Lowes, Paint Stores, Benjamin Cerritos Ford Power Toyota friends and family, the Norwalk Senior seven that he puts on the court virtually all from past seasons. Cerritos Lincoln February 2, 2013 - The Norwalk Lions Center is the right place for you. Our MooreNot Automotive Fluids Paint Centers, HGTV, DIY, Ganahl, “I thought it was going to be a lot better the time. 18700 Studebaker Road 18900 Studebaker Road Club will be serving Pancakes Breakfast monthly “Candlelight Dinner”, is held on South Not Pet Waste Coast Shingle, Facebook.com, Linke“We have three or four great leaders on this year,” Jackson said. “But as you see, (562) 860-6561 (562) 405-3500 and Menudo, Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon the second Tuesday of each month. din.com; and more. Not Yard Waste the team and these guys have talked about things happened with different programs Firestone Store O’Reilly Auto Parts at the Norwalk Arts & Sports Complex. MyNot Paint SHOWCASE HOME, pick of the it since they were freshmen and sopho- and with different coaches. But right now 15766 Bellflower Blvd 11524 South St The main entrée for Tuesday, February The breakfast is $5 per plate or bowl. week, is located at 12844 Berkhamsted, (562) 924-5546 Bellflower, CA 90706 mores,” Jackson said. “I don’t worry once I can’t get caught up with what everybody (NOTE: Not Litter If you have an idea for a column for Proceeds will help the Lions Club in its 12, 2013 will be Meatloaf. In addition, the Shadow Park, Cerritos, asking price is un(562) 866-5199 we lose a match because I know that they else is doing. I’m preaching to my guys that Los Pep Boys Community Newspaper or the Cerritos support of high school scholarships, youth dinner will include mashed potatoes with der $1.5M. 11944 South St AutoZone keep their heads up. They want to win; they we’re sitting at the top.” La(562) Mirada Lamplighter, 21418 please call our gravy, vegetables, salad, garlic bread, bevsports and other community projects. "The Today’s Real Estate pick of theSMweek, 402-1987 Norwalk Blvd News Glenn will have three straight road Room at 562 407 3873 during want to succeed in this game. To be honest, business hours!) Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716 SINGLE SIZED AD • $10 a week or $40 a month DOUBLE SIZED AD • $20 a week or $80 a month erage and dessert for $6.00 per adult age Norwalk Lions Club members thank evwhich has great VISUAL Curb Appeal, Jiffy Lube my motto to them is to stay humble because matches before hosting Artesia on Apr. (562) 809-5709 Program by a of grantthese from the realtor base 10160 Alondra Blvd 50 and older. 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Ex-ABCUSD Superintendent Smuts Selected Cerritos College Commencement Speaker By Randy Economy Former ABC Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Gary Smuts has been selected to serve as the speaker at the 56th Annual Cerritos College Commencement Ceremony to honor its graduating students. Smuts was selected for the honor according to college officials “due to his longtime commitment to public education and his long ties to the community and to the public institution.” The Cerritos College Commencement will take place on Saturday, May 18 at 5 p.m. in Falcon Stadium. Cerritos College’s Board of Trustees will present degrees and certificates earned during the 2012-2013 academic year. Smuts recently retired as the head of the ABC Unified School District and college officials also pointed out that he is a graduate of Cerritos College back in 1970. Smuts is also a former graduate of Norwalk High Scholl. While at Cerritos, he was on the football team, the forensics team, and was a member of the student Supreme Court.

He also received a Bronze Falcon award for his service to the college. He holds a doctoral degree from the University of La Verne. In his 37 years at the ABC Unified School District, Smuts held many leadership positions beginning as an instructor, coach and principal at Cerritos High School. Commencement is free and open to the public. Parking will be free at The Falcon Stadium on Commencement Day. The stadium is located on the south side of Alondra Boulevard. No tickets are required for the ceremony. The entrance gates are located on both the northeast and northwest sides of Falcon Stadium and will open at 3:30 p.m. No strollers will be admitted into the stadium for the ceremony. Seating for wheelchair users and one guest may be reserved upon request two weeks prior to commencement. For further details contact Mary D’Ettorre, Disabled Student Program and Services (DSP&S) via email at mdettorre@cerritos.edu or phone (562) 8602451 ext. 2346 or 2352.

ABCUSD: District ‘Did Not Violate Voting Rights Act’ By Randy Economy The top official at the ABC Unified School District does not believe that they have violated the California Voting Rights Act of 2001 after a law suit was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Wednesday. Dr. Mary Sieu, Superintendent of the Cerritos-based public school system told Los Cerritos Community Newspaper in an interview that “our district does not believe that we have violated the California Voting Rights Act, and we are reviewing the law suit at this time.” Sieu did not want to discuss specific details about the law suit but said that she was “initially surprised” to learn that the suit was filed. On Wednesday, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund announced that they will be “joining”

League of Woman Voter Luncheon The League of Women Voters of Orange County will hold their April Lunch with League on April 25 At the Meridian Club, 1535 Deerpark Drive, Fullerton from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The featured this month will be Neal Kelley, Registrar of Voters for Orange County which is the fifth largest voting

forces with the law firm Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho in the suit against the ABCUSD that contends that the school district “currently uses an at-large method to elect its Board of Trustees, which has denied Latino residents the opportunity to elect Board Members of their choice for more than fifteen years.” A Special Meeting of the ABC Unified School Board of Education will be held next Tuesday, April 16, at 5 p.m. at the Districts headquarters located at Norwalk Boulevard and 166th Street in Cerritos to specifically discus the matter. The seven member Board will immediately go into a private “closed session” where it is expected that the item will be discussed with legal representatives from the District. Sieu said that a public statement would be issued after the closed session if any “official decision or action is taken.” unit in the United States. Mr. Kelley has been instrumental in streamlining voter registration and making voting more efficient and speedy so that today it is a standard for others. If you are interested in any aspect of our rights and responsibilities as a voting citizen, please be sure to attend. Lunch with League is open to the public and reservations must be made by calling (714) 254-7440 or visit lunchwithleague@ lwvnoc.org by noon the Monday before.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to sections 21700 – 21716 of the CA Business and Professions Code, CA Commercial Code Section 2328, Section 1812.600 – 1812.609 and Section 1988 of CA Civil Code, 353 of the Penal Code. The undersigned will sell at the public sale by competitive bidding on Friday the 26th day of April, 2013 at 3:00 P.M., on the premises where said property including: household goods, tools, electronics, and personal effects, have been store and which are located at Cerritos Self Storage, 16515 S. Valley View Avenue, City of Cerritos, County of Los Angeles, State of California, the following: Customer Name

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a Mirada High School’s Mock Trial Team, along with its coach, Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Cristine Albanese, led the pledge of allegiance and were recognized by the City Council at the April 9 meeting. Pictured are (left to right, front): La Mirada Mayor Steve De Ruse, Samantha Scovel, Trevor Lepich, Nathan Decker, and Coach Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Cristine Albanese. Back row are: Ryan Poff, Nick Pattison, Adam White Elvia Cabrera, Mark Sologuren and Sam Khattar.

La Mirada Mid-Year Budget Review Shows Increased Revenues and Continued Cost-Cutting La Mirada’s annual mid-year budget report reviewed at the City Council Study Session April 9 was very positive. The report examined City current revenues and expenditures, and projected estimates for the end of the current fiscal year. The City budget adopted last June projected a $475,000 General Fund surplus. Updated estimates now show the surplus increasing to $1,949,566 by the end of the fiscal year on June 30. The numbers reflect increased revenues from continued improvement in the economy and the City’s ongoing efforts to reduce costs by significantly reducing full-time and hourly staffing. City officials anticipate that a significant portion of the growth in General Fund revenues will be combined with the new revenues coming from Measure I to perform the $67 million infrastructure repairs needed in the community. УOur revenues are beginning to show modest growth, and we’ve significantly cut our costs in recent years, says City Manager Tom Robinson. УThese factors combine to present an improved budget picture compared to prior years.

NOTICE OF SALE OF ABANDONED PROPERTY Notice is given that pursuant to sections 21700-21713 of the Business and Professions Code, Section 2328 of the Commercial Code, Section 535 of the Penal Code. 1812.607, that Cherry & Carson RV Storage at 4160Cherry Ave., Long Beach, Ca 90807 will sell by competitive bidding by Climer’s Auctions ( Bond # S915-1221 ), on or after April 30, 2013 @ 10:00 AM, property belonging to those listed below. Auction is to be held at the above address. Property to be sold as follows: household goods, furniture, personal items, clothing, electronics, tools, auto parts and miscellaneous boxes, 1978 Lance Camper Shell belonging to the following.

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Sales tax revenue is projected to increase $687,690 or 9.7% above the budgeted amount of $9,487,310. The increase in sales tax revenue reflects a significant improvement in the local economy. Intergovernmental revenue is projected to be $9,178,816, which is 16.1 percent above the original budget. It is projected that the City of Santa Fe Springs and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will reimburse the City for costs incurred towards the Valley View Grade Separation Project and the I-5 Advanced Mitigation Project. The City also received a property tax litigation payment from the County of Los Angeles in the amount of $522,000. Charges for services revenue were $3,723,428 or 60 percent of the budgeted amount. The total for the year is projected to increase some $407,024 or 6.6 percent above the original budget mainly due to a successful Splash! season. General Fund expenditures were $11,337,559 or 40.8 percent of budgeted appropriations. General Fund expenditures are projected to decrease by $549,098 or nearly 2 percent below budgeted levels.

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TO ADVERTISE CALL 800-901-7211 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS RAWITA JOY HANSAWARD AND SUTHIDA KATE HANSAWARD filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: RAWITA JOY HANSAWARD to JOY RAWITA HANSAWARD. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant a petition without a hearing. Court date 5-2913, 1:30 Pm, Dept C, Rm. 312. Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26/13. Case # VS024379 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS RAWITA JOY HANSAWARD AND SUTHIDA KATE HANSAWARD filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: SUTHIDA KATE HANSAWARD to KATE SUTHIDA HANSAWARD. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant a petition without a hearing. Court date 5-29-13, 1:30 Pm, Dept C, Rm. 312. Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26/13. Case # VS024379

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 458261CA Loan No. 5304232522 Title Order No. 120250804 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01-172007. 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 05-02-2013 at 9:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 01-24-2007, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 20070147368, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: MICHAEL R. GONZALEZ, A SINGLE MAN, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. (MERS) ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, METROCITIES MORTGAGE LLC DBA NO RED TAPE MORTGAGE, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, 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 124 OF TRACT NO. 21460, IN THE CITY OF LA MIRADA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 570, PAGES 36 TO 39 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY EXCEPT THEREFROM AN UNDIVIDED ONE-HALF INTEREST IN AND TO ALL OIL, GAS, MINERALS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES, LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF 500 FEET, WITHOUT THE RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY, AS RESERVED IN INSTRUMENTS OF RECORD TO ANDREW MCNALLY, ET AL, RECORDED FEBRUARY 4, 1953 IN BOOK 40889 PAGE 92, OFFICIAL RECORDS ALSO EXCEPT THEREFROM AN UNDIVIDED 50 PERCENT IN TO ALL OIL, GAS, MINERALS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES, LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF 500 FEET, WITHOUT THE RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY, AS RESERVED IN INSTRUMENTS OF RECORD TO THEODORE I STERLING AND TIDEWATER ASSOCIATED OIL COMPANY, A CORPORATION BY DEED RECORDED JUNE 15, 1954 IN BOOK 44817 PAGE 86, OFFICIAL RECORDS, RESPECTIVELY Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $521,667.30 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 13449 BIOLA AVENUE LA MIRADA, CA 90638 APN Number: 8042-025-015 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 email; by face to face meeting. DATE: 04-02-2013 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee BRENDA BATTEN, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA24379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: www.lpsasap.com or 1-714730-2727 www.priorityposting.com or 1-714573-1965 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-4371943 04/05/2013, 04/12/2013, 04/19/2013

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20120015001371 Title Order No.: 120097935 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/22/2005. 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, L.L.C., as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 01/17/2006 as Instrument No. 06 0099809 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: JESSE PACHECO, 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: 04/25/2013 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: 13863 MUROC ST, LA MIRADA, CALIFORNIA 90638 APN#: 8059006-015 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 $349,054.13. 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 20120015001371. 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: 03/29/2013 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-4374409 04/05/2013, 04/12/2013, 04/19/2013 T.S. No.: 2012-20024 Loan No.: 7110314080 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/5/2005. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state 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 a Deed of Trust described below. 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. Trustor: LILLIAN L. TRICE, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Recorded 8/15/2005 as Instrument No. 05 1948181 in book ---, page --- and rerecorded on --- as --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 5/1/2013 at 9:30 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $644,111.82 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 10793 ARABELLA PLACE, CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA 90703 A.P.N.: 7038-003-015 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. 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. Pursuant to California Civil Code §2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or the timeframe for giving Notice of Sale Specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. 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 my hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on this 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 (866)960-8299. 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. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. 20024-4/5, 4/12, 4/19/13

SALE

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK

(UCC Sec. 6105) Escrow No. 27415-CS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale is about to be made. The name(s) and business address(es) of the seller(s) are: D & S GROUP INC, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, 11100 ARTESIA BLVD, STE F, CERRITOS, CA 90703 Doing business as: POPEYE'S #3372, POPEYE'S #2549 AND POPEYE'S #3367 All other business name(s) and address(es) used by the seller(s) within the past three years, as stated by the seller(s), is/ are: NONE The location in California of the Chief Executive Office of the seller is: 11100 ARTESIA BLVD, STE F, CERRITOS, CA 90703 The name(s) and business address of the buyer(s) is/are: AMERICAN QSR, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, 9493 HEATHMAN WAY, ELK GROVE, CA 95624 The assets being sold are described in general as: FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, LEASEHOLD IMPROVE,ENTS, GOODWILL AND STOCK IN TRADE and is located at: POPEYE'S #3372 LOCATED AT 2405 E. 7TH ST, LONG BEACH, CA 90804; POPEYE'S #2549 LOCATED AT 3995 S. WESTERN AVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90062, AND POPEYE'S #3367, 5401 ATLANTIC AVE, LONG BEACH, CA 90805 The bulk sale is intended to be consummated at the office of: CITYWIDE ESCROW SERVICES INC, 12501 SEAL BEACH BLVD, STE 130, SEAL BEACH, CA 90740 and the anticipated sale date is MAY 10, 2013 The bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2. [If the sale is subject to Sec. 6106.2, the following information must be provided.] The name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is: CITYWIDE ESCROW SERVICES INC, 12501 SEAL BEACH BLVD, STE 130, SEAL BEACH, CA 90740 and the last day for filing claims by any creditor shall be MAY 9, 2013, which is the business day before the anticipated sale date specified above. Dated: MAY 20, 2013 AMERICAN QSR, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, Buyer(s) LA1289744 LC COMMUNITY NEWS 4/12/13 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 10-0153463 Title Order No. 10-8-548418 APN No. 7034-026-017 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/23/2007. 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 GREGORY L BELL, AND TENITA BELL, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 01/23/2007 and recorded 2/1/2007, as Instrument No. 20070214965, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 05/21/2013 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom 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: 17500 HARVEST AVE, CERRITOS, CA, 907032539. 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 $970,271.85. 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. 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 100153463. 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. DATED: 03/01/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 2818219 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. FEI # 1006.128968 4/12, 4/19, 4/26/2013

T.S. No: V539471 CA Unit Code: V Loan No: 1252001-65/GONZALEZ AP #1: 8040-005-018 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.D. SERVICE COMPANY, as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier's, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: SERGIO GONZALEZ Recorded August 16, 2004 as Instr. No. 04 2100339 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded December 26, 2012 as Instr. No. 20122003150 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County CALIFORNIA. Said Deed of Trust describes the following property: EXHIBIT A LEGAL DESCRIPTION THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: PARCEL 1 THE SOUTHWESTERLY 146.67 FEET, SAID DISTANCE BEING MEASURED ALONG THE SOUTHEASTERLY LINE OF THE NORTHWESTERLY 154.5 FEET OF THE SOUTHEASTERLY 239.5 FEET, SAID LAST TWO DISTANCES BEING MEASURED ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF LOT 5 OF TRACT 2774, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 28 PAGE 59 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT THE NORTHEASTERLY 60.00 FEET OF SAID LAND. PARCEL 2 AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER THE TRAVELED PORTION OF THE NORTHWESTERLY 29.00 FEET OF THE SOUTHEASTERLY 254.00 FEET, SAID DISTANCES BEING MEASURED ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF LOT 5, TRACT 2774, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 28 PAGE 59 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Assessors Parcel Number: 8040-005-018 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED AUGUST 11, 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 15238 E. WEEKS DR., LA MIRADA, CA 90638 "(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness)." Said Sale of property will be made in "as is" condition without covenant or warranty, express 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 as in said note provided, advances, if any, 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. Said sale will be held on: APRIL 26, 2013, AT 10:30 A.M. *NEAR THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA POMONA, CA 91766 At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $207,424.10. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. 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) 480-5690 or (800) 843-0260 ext 5690 or visit this Internet Web site: http://www.tacforeclosures.com/ sales, using the file number assigned to this case V539471 V. 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. 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 monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Date: March 27, 2013 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY as said Trustee, T.D. Service Company Agent for the Trustee and as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary KIMBERLY THORNE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 4000 W. Metropolitan Drive, Suite 400 Orange, CA 92868-0000 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available , the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or (800) 843-0260 ext 5690 or you may access sales information at http://www. tacforeclosures.com/sales TAC# 962776 PUB: 04/05/13, 04/12/13, 04/19/13 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ANDREW EDWARD WEBB-JOHNSON filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: ANDREW EDWARD WEBB-JOHNSON to ANDREW EDWARD JOHNSON. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant a petition without a hearing. Court date 5-1-13, 8:30 am, Dept C, Rm. 312. Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5/13. Case # VS024260

APRIL 12, 2013 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF FEI FEI WANG aka REFINED WANG, FEIFEI WANG, FEI-FEI WANG, SEISEI WANG, FEI SEI WANG, F. WANG, FEI WANG CHU, FEI W. CHU, FEI FEIWANG CHU, FEI F. CHU Case No. BP140125 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of FEI FEI WANG aka REFINED WANG, FEIFEI WANG, FEI-FEI WANG, SEISEI WANG, FEI SEI WANG, F. WANG, FEI WANG CHU, FEI W. CHU, FEI FEIWANG CHU, FEI F. CHU A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by County of Los Angeles Public Administrator in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that County of Los Angeles Public Administrator 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. (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 on May 3, 2013 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 9 located at 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. 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: JONATHAN H. GELLER ESQ PRIN DEP COUNTY COUNSEL SBN 159058 LEAH DAVIS ESQ ASST COUNTY COUNSEL JOHN F KRATTLI ESQ COUNTY COUNSEL 350 S FIGUEROA ST STE 602 LOS ANGELES CA 90071

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 10-0153463 Title Order No. 10-8548418 APN No. 7034-026-017 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/23/2007. 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 GREGORY L BELL, AND TENITA BELL, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 01/23/2007 and recorded 2/1/2007, as Instrument No. 20070214965, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 05/21/2013 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom 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: 17500 HARVEST AVE, CERRITOS, CA, 907032539. 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 $970,271.85. 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. 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 100153463. 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. DATED: 03/01/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281-8219 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. FEI # 1006.128968 4/12, 4/19, 4/26/2013

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF SARA CLARDY aka SARA B. CLARDY Case No. BP140161 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of SARA CLARDY aka SARA B. CLARDY A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Darla Charbonnet in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Darla Charbonnet be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (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 on April 30, 2013 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 5 located at 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. 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: CATHERINE GRANT WIEDER ESQ SBN 105714 LAW OFFICES OF CATHERINE GRANT WIEDER 3223 E BROADWAY LONG BEACH CA 90803

Trustee Sale No.: 20120028701381 Title Order No.: 1325846 FHA/VA/PMI No.: LANDSCAPE NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/20/2002. 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 09/26/2002 as Instrument No. 02 2266870 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: SHARON A LACSON AND NIKOLAS R LACSON, 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: 04/11/2013 TIME OF SALE: 9:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: DOUBLETREE HOTEL LOS ANGELES-NORWALK, 13111 SYCAMORE DRIVE, NORWALK, CA 90650. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 14804 RAYFIELD AVENUE, LA MIRADA, CALIFORNIA 90638 APN#: 8064007-023 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 $233,318.87. 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 800-280-2832 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site www.auction.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 20120028701381. 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: AUCTION.COM, LLC 2 ONE MAUCHLY IRVINE, CA 92618 800-280-2832 www.auction.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: 03/15/2013 P1027285 3/22, 3/29, 04/05/2013

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number of infrastructure projects are set to begin in La Mirada after bids for the work were awarded by the City Council. The projects are part of an aggressive plan to improve La Mirada’s infrastructure over the next several years following engineering studies that identified more than $67 million in necessary repairs. These capital projects will improve streets rated as being in the worst condition according to the engineer’s report, says Deputy City Manager Jeff Boynton. Major sidewalk improvements will be made to Santa Gertrudes Avenue from Lemon Drive to Rosecrans Avenue and will include a new meandering sidewalk, curb and gutter repairs, new curb access ramps, tree removal, landscaping treatments, and installation of an automatic irrigation system. The improvements will cost approximately $934,122 and will be completed by the end of summer. Additional repairs on the east side of Santa Gertrudes between Alicante and Rosecrans have not yet been scheduled. More than $2,000,000 in neighborhood street improvements will be completed in three phases, with each phase of improvements targeting a different group of streets throughout the community. Contracts for Phase 1 and 2 of the improvements were awarded on March 26 and will begin in June. The project limits for Phase 1 streets include: Badlona Drive from Figueras Road to the end of the cul-de-sac, Bora Drive from Gandesa Road to Figueras Road, Gandesa Road from Bora Drive to the end of the culde-sac, Gandesa Road from Roma Drive to Bora Drive, Jalisco Road from Bora Drive to the end of the cul-de-sac, Neargrove Road form Bora Drive to the end of the culde-sac, Roma Drive from Biola Avenue to Figueras Road, Roma Drive from Figueras Drive to the end of the cul-de-sac, and Biola Avenue from Rosecrans Avenue to Imperial Highway. Phase 2 streets include: Weeks Drive from Monticello Drive to Stamy Road, Brass Lantern Drive from the east cul-desac to the west cul-de-sac, Cobblestone Road from Grayling Avenue to the end of the cul-de-sac, Cobblestone Road from Larrylyn Drive to the end of the cul-de-sac, Copper Kettle Way from Grayling Avenue to the cul-de-sac, Dalmatian Avenue from Fonseca Avenue to Fonseca Avenue, Dalmatian Avenue from Fonseca Avenue to Foster Road, Fonseca Avenue from Dalmatian Avenue to Dalmatian Avenue, Grayville Drive from Grayling Avenue to the end of the culde-sac, Hillgate Drive from Kibbee Avenue to the end of the cul-de-sac, Lemon Drive from La Serna Drive to Stamy Road, Lone Ridge Place from Kibbee Avenue to the end of the cul-de-sac, Nashville Avenue from Steprock Drive to the end of the cul-de-sac. A contract for Phase 3 street improvements was awarded on February 12 and will begin construction in May. Work will include resurfacing of asphalt street pavement, reconstruction of selected areas of street pavement, removal and replacement of damaged curbs, gutters, and sidewalks, installation of curb access ramps, and storm drain improvements. The project limits for Phase 3 include Bluefield Avenue from Barnwall Street to the end of the cul-de-sac, Ashgrove Drive from Escalona Road to the end of the culde-sac, Cheshire Street from Bluefield Avenue to Ocaso Avenue, Crestoak Drive from Crosswood Road to the end of the cul-desac, Elmbrook Drive from Alondra Boulevard to Ocaso Avenue, Excelsior Drive from Crosswood Road to the end of the cul-desac, Excelsior Drive from La Mirada Boulevard to Escalona Road, Faceta Drive from Pescado Drive to Ashgrove Drive, Figueras Road from San Bruno Drive to the end of the

cul-de-sac, Florita Road from San Feliciano Drive to the end of the cul-de-sac, Harshaw Place from Fairhope Drive to the end of the cul-de-sac, Hayford Street from Ocaso Avenue to La Barca Drive, Jalisco Road from San Feliciano Drive to the end of the cul-desac, Lomela Court from Fairhope Drive to the end of the cul-de-sac, Neargrove Road from San Feliciano Drive to the end of the cul-de-sac, Neartree Road from Escalona Road to La Barca Drive, San Bruno Drive from Jalisco Road to Figueras Road, and Stanleaf Drive from La Capelle Drive to the end of the cul-de-sac. Work in advance of the I-5 Freeway

widening will be completed along Firestone Boulevard South, Trojan Way, Alondra Boulevard and Stage Road. The work will include street, median, and traffic signal improvements to handle an expected increase in traffic volume during freeway construction. Some $2,500,000 in Measure R Transit funds and $300,000 in Proposition C funds will be used to complete the work. Construction is expected to be completed by this summer. The street slurry seal project in this area is bounded by Imperial Highway to the north, La Mirada Boulevard to the east, Rosecrans Avenue to the south from La

Mirada Boulevard to Biola Avenue, and Valley View Avenue to the west from Imperial Highway to Foster Road. Slurry seal is a maintenance technique used to preserve the condition of the street. Improvements will also be made to several City facilities. At City Hall, the aging heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system will be replaced. A federal grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will help to offset a portion of the costs. Roofing repairs will be made to the Public Works building, Theatre warehouse, and the former Public Safety Annex.

TWO ARRESTED IN LOCAL NORWALK AREA CRIME SPREE

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recent crime spree in Norwalk, East Los Angeles and Burbank has resulted in two suspects being charged with six counts of felony robbery and burglary. Suspects Alfredo Gutierrez and Cynthia Olguin were arraigned at the Bellflower Superior Court last Friday, April 5. Both Gutierrez, 44, from Boyle Heights, and Olguin, 31, from Artesia, were remanded back in custody of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department after their

court appearance and both are being held with bail amounts in excess of $400,000. According to Detective Sergeant Andy Ruiz of the Norwalk Sheriff’s Station, the crime spree began with a shoplifting burglary incident on March 18 at the Norwalk “Food 4 Less” grocery store on the 10900 block of Imperial Highway. Then on March 24 the crime wave became more aggressive when the two alleged suspects began conducting armed robberies throughout the Norwalk and East Los

Angeles area. An “AM/PM” Gas Station on the 13300 block of Rosecrans Avenue in Norwalk was robbed at gunpoint, followed by robberies of a “7-11” in Commerce; a discount cigarette store in Burbank and ending with the March 31, 2013 robbery of the Chevron Station at 10900 Alondra Boulevard. Law enforcement officials determined that the Gutierrez and Olguin were living out of a local motel in Norwalk where they were apprehended.

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