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LCCN Staff Report City Council hopeful Mauricio Arroyo was dismissed as a city inspector in 2009 when he worked on behalf of a professional building and MAURICIO ARROYO safety engineering company over “inappropriate behavior,” Los Cerritos Community News has learned. Arroyo is one of the leading challengers in the upcoming Nov. 8 Hawaiian Gardens City Council Election. The 46 year old, who refers to himself as a “proud new resident and exbuilding inspector” worked for the firm Charles Abbott Associates in Mission Viejo which has a contract with the City of Hawaiian Gardens that oversees [See ARROYO page 14]

termination, speaks from the heart trying to get eye contact with a 14-year-old boy who has already been introduced to the criminal justice system, for all the wrong reasons. Doyle is on a mission, along with a group dedicated volunteers and members of the Clergy, to help turn the lives

When La Palma residents walked outside to pick up their morning newspapers last weekend, they found on their doorsteps a flyer by City activists protesting the La Palma Police Association (LPPA) tactics in recent labor negotiations with the City. Former La Palma Mayors Larry Herman and Keith Nelson, and activists Gerard Goedhart, Robert Carruth and Jeff McCombs signed the flyer that stated a labor agreement had been reached by the Police Union and the City on Aug. 1, but was later reneged by the LPPA on Aug. 22. The City declared an impasse on Aug. 24 in order to implement new terms. On Sep. 19 a law firm representing the Police Union filed a lawsuit against the City claiming unfair labor practices and filed a petition for a ballot initiative sponsored by two residents.

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Minister Robert Cummings who serves as the Chaplin for the Los Angeles Clippers get's up close with students enrolled in the Norwalk PRIDE Program.

By Randy Economy Norwalk Sheriff’s Sergeant Brian Doyle looks down at his clipboard with a list of names of 20 youngsters whose very young lives are in danger of ending before they really begin. Doyle, who has piercing eyes and carries himself with confidence and de-

ABC Superintendent Outlines the State of the District By Jerry Bernstein In was his last appearance as ABC Superintendent before his retirement on June 30, Dr. Gary Smuts told members of the Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce that despite state cutbacks on funds to the unified school districts and community colleges in recent years ABC has had no layoffs and student achievement has reached new highs. He said at the same time there have been no teacher layoffs and they have agreed to salary salaries cut back while members of the school board have also cut their stipend to match the teachers. He said in the past five years $56 million have been brought into the district; by statute, we should have received an additional $40 million dollars. Cerritos College President Dr. Linda Lacey, (l-r) with ABC Superintendent Dr. Gary Turning to the District’s Strategic Smuts, Deputy Superintendent Dr. Mary Sieu and School Board member Olympia Chen Plan, which he said was created in 2001 at the monthly meeting of the Cerritos Chamber luncheon held Oct. 11 at the Sheraton docTODAY_AD10X3:Layout 1 6/14/11 10:58 Page 1 Hotel. Dr. Smuts was the guest speaker. [See ABCUSD page 14]PM Cerritos

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In Memorium

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Robert Sterling Beall was born January 7, 1936 in San Francisco, California and passed away October 5, 2011 at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center with his family by his side. Bob spent 35 days in ICU trying to overcome his battle with ARDS, but unfortunately couldn't beat it. We are so impressed with his fight to overcome this illness, his whit and humor trying to comfort his family during this difficult time and how hard he fought to stay with us! We couldn't be more proud of his efforts! We are so thankful for the doctors, nurses, RTs and staff at LBMMC for their care, support and comfort during this difficult time. Bob is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Jerri, his sons Robert (aka Bogie) & Rick, his daughtersin-law, Susan and Julie and the grandchildren that adored him, Kelsey (21), Madison (19), Sterling (15), Meredith (14), Hillary (12) and Bridget (7). Additionally, Bob is survived by his sister, Beverly Kemkey, his brother, Don Beall and numerous nieces and nephews who will miss him dearly. Bob was the patriarch of the family and was always planning family reunions, family get-togethers and made sure everyone kept in touch with each other. Bob was employed by ABC Unified School District from 1963 to 1993. The

founding of Whitney High School, a nationally recognized School of Excellence and California Distinguished School, was the highlight of his educational career. Whitney High School faculty, students and alumni proclaim abundantly how Bob changed their lives forever. Bob loved how much his former students stayed in contact with him to let him know of their successes and thank him for pushing them to be their best. There were some "Beall Deals" made along the way, but they were in the best interest of the student and as we can now say they were "lessons learned" and make for a good story! The Memorial Mass for Bob Beall will be Saturday, October 15, at St. Bartholomews Church, 5100 E. Broadway, Long Beach, followed by a Celebration of Life in the Church Social Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Whitney High School Foundation-BEALL, PO Box 4828 Cerritos, CA 90703. Make sure to note “Beall” on the check to ensure that it is properly applied. With help and support of Principal Dr. Rhonda Buss and the Whitney Foundation, the plan is to create a scholarship in Bob’s name as well as a permanent recognition site on the Whitney campus.

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Ex-Philippine President Ramos shares his life journey at Cerritos Library

ever be elected to the local governmental municipal body. Pulido said that he "watched as a child each night to see the Peoples Revolution unfold" and it was "beyond his wildest dreams that he would "one day be with you Mr. President here in our community that has so many of your By Randy Economy countrymen and women living here." The book’s author Dr. Scott ThompFormer Philippines President Fidel son, a retired Professor Emeritus of the V. Ramos visited the Cerritos Library Fletcher School of Tufts University also on Monday night as he continued a 17spoke about the access and "availabiliday trip to the ty" to "years and United States years" of public to promote and private his biography records on the "Trustee of the former popular Nation." President in his Ramos preparation of talked openly the publication. and emotion“I know ally about this man, this the “People’s leader better than Revolution” anyone on this that gripped the planet,” Thompisland nation son said. “This nearly a genbook represents eration ago, a true and techand about his nical account of upbringing as a his life and the child and about legacy that is the challenges still being played that lie ahead President Ramos speaking at the Cerritos Li- out today,” the throughout the brary this past week. noted author said. Southeast Asian Ramos was region. giddy at times during his 30 minute talk Ramos served as President of the and joked about the beauty, opulence Philippines from 1992 to 1998 and size of the Cerritos Library. is remembered for helping revive the "This is the most beautiful library I country's economy through the mid have ever seen. Can't even imagine how 1990s. much it cost, and if this was in Manila, Several area elected officials, influit would be twice as big as the Presidenential members of the greater Southern tial Palace,” he quipped. California Filipino-American comAlso attending and speaking at munity packed the Skylight Room at the event was Mary Jo A. Bernardothe Cerritos Civic Center to attend the Aragon, Consul General of the Republic lecture, book unveiling, as well as a of the Philippines in Los Angeles. She reception that even had a cover of his said Ramos still remains as “one of the new bio book emblazed on a designer most treasured leaders in the history of chocolate cake. our nation, and his legacy has inspired The former Chief Executive of the all Filipinos across the globe.” island nation, who is now in his mid-80 Serving as emcee of the event was said he was thrilled to be in a commuCerritos community leader Gloria nity with "so many friends, and family Perlas-Pulido, who told those gathered members who now call Cerritos home.” that, having “President Ramos here in “Our fellow countrymen and women Cerritos was historical, and a moment who now live in Cerritos and Artesia none of us will soon forget.” will always be in our heart and soul,” “I could have never imagined that Ramos said. “Today, a new generation President Ramos would one day be of Filipino-Americans keep the tradistanding here at the Cerritos Library,” tions of their homeland alive through said Perlas-Pulido. being good, productive, and leaders Attendees had the opportunity to here,” the former President said. meet and greet the former President Ramos talked openly and canafter his talk, and signed autographs and didly about his upbringing, and about poised for numerous photos. the famed "Peoples Revolution" that Cerritos Mayor Carol Chen said, gripped the world’s attention nearly a "President Ramos remains a highly generation ago. regarded international leader and is the Ramos sat next to Cerritos City Philippines' best ambassador of good Councilman Mark Pulido who is the will." first person of Philippine ancestry to

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Barbecue Held for Gomez and Farfan

Attending a fundraiser Oct. 8 for Mayor Mike Gomez and Councilman Victor Farfan who are seeking re-election to the city council for a second four year term were (l-r) Glynn Conejas, Farfan, Gomez, ABC School Board candidate Soo Yoo, Community Activist Marylou Landes, ABC School Board member James Kang, hostess Valerie Mason, Frank Amaro, and Fred Lecone. By Jerry Bernstein An estimated 150 supporters of Mayor Mike Gomez and Councilman Victor Farfan attended barbecue for the two council candidates Oct. 8 who are seeking re-election to the city council for a second four year term. The two men thanked those present and promised to continue the city’s forward movement making Hawaiian Gardens a safe place to live, work and raise their families. Looking forward to the future they said they would continue to work to keep the city’s crime rate at its lowest levels,

noting it has been reduced by almost 60 percent. They also said the city has approximately $8,3 million dollars in its general reserves, the city’s budget has been balanced for the past four years, and the city has provided funding for summer school programs for the past three years. School Board member James Kang urged their re-election, saying their relationship with the school district is strong. He also noted that the Fedde Sports Complex is nearing completion and will benefit both the District and its students and the city of Hawaiian Gardens as a whole.

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By Jerry Bernstein Less than three weeks remain before Hawaiian Gardens voters go to the polls to fill two city council seats. Seeking reelection for a second four-year term are incumbents Mayor Mike Gomez and Councilman Victor Farfan. Challenging them is Mauricio Arroyo , Kathy Trimble, Rich Alegarin, Janeth Arias, and Adrian Avelar. Both Mayor Gomez and Councilman Farfan are running on a platform of achievement. This includes a reduction of the crime rate by approximately 60 per cent, construction of the Sports Complex at Fedde Middle School, $8.3 million in the General Fund Reserve, a balanced budget for the last four years, continued employment with no furlough days or layoffs of city employees, rehab grants for residential and business owners, summer school funding for the past three years, the opening of a new library and public safety center , and initiating a Miss Hawaiian Gardens and Adult Scholarship programs. Candidate Trimble recently moved back into Hawaiian Gardens after a 10year absence, Council members Barry Bruce and Reynaldo Rodriguez support both her and Arroyo, whose background is also questioned. Bruce has hinted about corruption in city hall and at one point in his two years on the council compared Hawai-

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LETTERS & OPINION ian Gardens to the city of Bell where members of the council and city administration were accused of corruption and are currently facing trial. Arroyo has also hinted there is corruption in Hawaiian Gardens city hall and has called the two incumbents “puppets”. Both have been unable to substantiate any of their accusations. Key figures in the campaign opposing the incumbents are former disgraced councilmember Kathy Nevejas and Hawaiian Gardens and ex-city attorney John Cavenaugh. Navejas was recalled by the people approximately 15years ago for corruption and the city attorney resigned two years ago after having his salary reduced. Both are close political allies of Bruce and are determined to unseat the incumbents. The question remaining unanswered is what do they want. Hawaiian Gardens is not a poor city. Its main source of income comes from the Hawaiian Gardens Casino. The city presently receives approximately $1 million a month in revenue from the casino. Currently the casino is in the first stages of building a permanent and much larger structure. When it is completed the city will more than double its revenue because of the addition of more card tables. Could this be the reason why Bruce is seeking a majority on the council? In two years there will be another election for three council seats. Bruce will be up for re-election. Incumbents Michi -Oyama-Canada and Reynaldo Rodriguez are not expected to seek re-election. The city could well return to the days when greed ruled the day in city hall and the gangs controlled the residential areas, or it can continue forward with the residents holding up their heads high and can say with pride, “I live in Hawaiian Gardens.” City employees can also say with pride “I work in Hawaiian Gardens.” It’s up to the voters to decided whether old grudges will be the order of the day or whether city pride will.

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ty and vision, no one’s puppet, and true public servants who have done many good things for Hawaiian Gardens. Our city’s crime rate is the lowest it has ever been, with an almost 60% reduction in crime; our streets are safe and our residents can walk at night without fear. Thanks to Mayor Gomez and Councilman Farfan we have a new Public Library/Safety Center, an increase in Sheriff presence in the city, the Fedde Sports Complex, a Miss Hawaiian Gardens Scholarship program and an Adult Scholarship program, summer school funding for the past 3 years, and a balanced city budget for the past 4 years with $8.3 million in reserve. Our city has not had to lay off or furlough city workers and is not in financial trouble like many of our surrounding cities. To me this is very impressive! Mayor Gomez and Councilman Farfan can take our city into the future with pride. I hope the voters of Hawaiian Gardens will join me in re-electing these two outstanding public servants. Lyn Jones Hawaiian Gardens Re: Hawaiian Gardens election I have been a Hawaiian Gardens resident for 10 years. I am and have been a Housing Director for at least 8 years. During the last 5 years we have had a beautiful Library, Bingo Club and Sports Center built. Our crime rate is one of the lowest compared to other cities. I feel this is a safe city. To keep it this way vote Gomez and Farfan. Carmella Mahar Hawaiian Gardens Re: Hawaiian Gardens election I have been a resident of Hawaiian Gardens for over thirty-five years. And in the last four years have seen many positive changes in our community due to the hard work and determination of our Mayor Mr. Gomez and councilmember Mr. Farfan our city has indeed moved forward. Last year Mayor Gomez started a mentor program for the youths of Hawaiian Gardens and became a mentor as well. It clearly shows how dedicated he is in helping our youths. Mayor Gomez and Mr. Farfan have work actively with the sheriff's department in order to bring understanding and unity to the residents of our city. The crime rate in the city has decrease and residents are able to walk in their neighborhood without fear or intima-

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tion. Mayor Gomez and Mr. Farfan are very involved in promoting education and have supported the summer school funding as well as the sport's complex. They both serve our city and surrounding communities with respect and dignity. And have never brought embarrassment to our city while serving as Mayor or councilmember. Their intentions and hard work are not for self-gain but to benefit our city and it's residents. However, in order to continue to move forward our city's residents must go out and vote on Nov. 8th to reelect Mayor Gomez and Councilman Mr. Farfan. They are the most qualified of all the candidates and if re-elected they will continue to work hard to bring unity and pride to our city. So please vote for progress, vote for Gomez and Farfan.

working for good of the community. This is just what the city needs! In the mid 90s we threw out five sitting city council people INCLUDING the infamous Kathy Nevejas. There are reasons behind this chicanery, and it usually involves MONEY, POWER, EGO and PRESTIGE. Follow any of these and it will lead to the agenda owner- I have a number of ideas on who is behind this and what is the objective, and none bode well for Hawaiian Gardens. Opinion submitted online at www.loscerritosnews.ne

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Where is Trimble's Experience? I would not vote for someone like Kathy who is not honest. Kathy Trimble states she has been of service to the community. What has she done for the city of Hawaiian Gardens? I hope the city will see that Mayor Gomez and councilmember Mr. Farfan have been of great service to our city. And if we want to continue to move forward then they should vote and re-elect Mr. Gomez and Mr. Farfan. Opinion submitted online at www.loscerritosnews.net

Kathy Navejas Bad for the City Gee Kathy Navejas involved with skulduggery in Hawaiian Gardens politics? LOL - this woman was voted out of office in 1996, when we recalled five sitting city council members! She has wanted a foot back in the door for YEARS and YEARS! Why? As the saying goes, FOLLOW the MONEY! The bingo parlor is the highest grossing in the state and the casino is a top money maker too. Rational thinking...? Somebody wants to peddle influence for a price, no proof, but it sure is plausible. Politics ALWAYS involves ego, money, power, and prestige. Never honesty or

I like Randy Economy's articles on Barry Bruce and Rey Rodriguez. Keep digging I'm sure their must be more skeletons in the closet. Rodriguez is just a puppet for Bruce and the only way Rodriguez got elected. Opinion submitted online at www.loscerritosnews.ne

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Community College District continues to demonstrate leadership on behalf of community college districts statewide. TONY MENDOZA Assemblymember, 56th District

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Artesia Chamber of Commerce members who met Sept. 30 to finalize plans for the Oct. 15 Community and Business Expo were (l-r) William Lee, Prudential CA Realty; Parimal Shah, Pioneer Money Corp; Elizabeth Makabali, One West Bank; Lori Mcmann, IDC, City Plaza; Felix Lopez, Pinoy Insurance; Parvez Howlader, ING; Councilmember Tony Lima; Lou Trerotola, Prudential Uptown Realty; President James Kang, Member Don Brown, Executive Director Sug Kitahara and Scott Coward, Angeles Institute. Photo by Lou Trerotola.

The Hawaiian Gardens City Council at its Oct. 11 meeting presented the Hawaiian Gardens Ballet Folkorico Group with a Certificate of Achievement for winning first and second place at the 2011 Anaheim Market Place Competition. Accepting the Certificate in behalf of the group was instructor Manuel Ramirez.

Orange County Sheriff Seeking Help for Missing Person Last Seen in Norwalk The Orange County Sheriff's Department is seeks your help in locating a missing "at risk" person who was last seen near the Norwalk Civic Center. Los Cerritos Community News has been in contact with a "Special Private Investigator" who represents the family of Amy Ahearn, a resident of Lake Forrest who was last seen several weeks ago in Norwalk. Today, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department issued an official "missing person's bulletin" and community advisory to help locate the 40-year-old female, Caucasian who stands 5,6", 140 lbs. who has brown hair and brown eyes and who may be wearing eye glasses. Ahearn had recently lost a large amount of weight. The above photo does not reflect what she currently resembles. On August 17, 2011, Ahearn was last known to be in the area of San Antonio Serving the Community for Over 45 Years!

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Cerritos College held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Physical Science and Technology Building on Oct. 5. The new 34,000 sq. ft. two-story building was funded by the General Obligation. bond and consist of five general classrooms for architecture, astronomy, earth science, engineering, engineering design technology, mathematics and physics, plus seven large laboratories, faculty offices and division offices for the Technology and Science, Engineering and Mathematics (SEM) Divisions: The main foyer was dedicated in honor of the late administrator Charles Dean Paige, for his dedication and service to the college. He held many positions at the college from 1964 until he retired as the dean of Science, Engineering and Mathematics division including interim vice president of instructional services. Paige passed away on Feb. 28, 2010 after an extended illness. The event is open to the public.


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Yamato Takes Cerritos to Another Drum Level By Glen Creason Happily, Saturday night was time for Taiko again in Cerritos, the Japanese art form that is one of the most invigorating methods of creating music found on the planet. The music is played almost exclusively with substantial and expertly crafted wooden drums of various sizes from small to just awesomely huge. The actual instruments date back almost three thousand years and have been used for everything from court music to encouragement to battle for troops in feudal times. I could go on giving the names of the various sizes of drums and the other instruments that compliment this style of music but this is one of those experiences that when you are sitting in an audience you feel it right through your body with an exhilaration that is rare in a concert hall. Yamato, a group from Japan founded in the 90’s visited the Performing Arts Center on this early fall weekend and took Taiko or Wadaiko to just another level. This young and electrifyingly energetic drumming juggernaut had all the cylinders firing at maximum rpm for two seemingly short hours that defied human stamina and stretched the art of percussion to the limit. There was no messing around as the opening number “Akatsuki” featured ten drums and an equal number of busy musicians raising pulses with flying arms that became blurs below sweetly smiling faces. They used several kinds of sticks to strike the skins stretched over these drums ranging from what appear to be drumsticks to thin, flat unfinished boards to long kendo swords that are all wielded

with precision and incredible harmony with the other nine or ten drummers playing along with them. Through the following four more pieces; the women and men of Yamato played to extremely demanding levels without faltering or even looking fatigued. They played in counter-point to each other but never seemed to be competing but only driving each other to higher heights. In “Muga Muchu” the huge drum created tones that shook the back walls of the theater but the following number used kotos and six smaller drums to reach nuances of Japanese classical traditions. Yamato played standing over drums, standing in front of drums, sitting with legs wrapped around drums and even carrying them by straps that they used to manipulate sound in ways that a stationary object could not do. The group opened the second half of the performance with “Ucho-ten” that gave notice that there was to be no let-up of energy with one of the rare solos was undertaken by the amazing lead drummer (founder and director: Masa Ogawa) who true to the ensemble nature of the show is not singled out in the program. All eleven members truly were excellent in performance and really appealing in their obvious joy at playing this music. Japanese harps were used in one piece along with cymbals that were rung with some whimsical effect in a game of catch with musical notes. The seriousness of the art that must require rigorous training and rehearsal was always tempered by a playfulness that showed the passion the group has for Taiko. The finale, “Gamushara” and an encore were just pure, joyful, free-form celebrations with the audience joining in giddy, rhythmic clapping and foot stomping followed by a completely organic and well deserved standing ovation.

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Su Casa to Participate in Candlelight Walk Aganst Domestic Violence In honor of domestic violence survivors and in the remembrance of those who have died at the hands of someone they knew, a Candlelight Walk Against Domestic Violence will be held on Friday, Oct. 21, at 6:00 PM at Promenade and 1st Street, Downtown Long Beach. Domestic violence, once a secret kept among families, is now widely recognized as a serious crime in our community. Thousands of residents call for police assistance in domestic violence related incidents each year. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 and 45 – more than rape, theft, and automobile accidents combined. Violence in the home is a problem that affects every

racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic group in our neighborhoods. Our society pays a high price for domestic violence through child abuse, homelessness, increased crime rates, drug and alcohol abuse, increased medical expenses, and business losses. Enhanced education, prevention, and intervention help increase public awareness of the severity and extent of domestic violence. Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a time to reflect on the responsibilities of our Long Beach community and its citizens to build healthy, thriving families free from the threat of violence. The City of Long Beach has declared October 12, 2011 as “Break the Silence Long Beach Day” and urge citizens of Long Beach to wear purple on October 12th to join together to help break the cycle of violence in our community. For more information call Vicki Doolittle at Su Casa ~ Ending Domestic Violence at (562) 421-5297.

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Candidate for ABC Unified School District Board of Education Two-Year Seat Y e n Chen has been a resident of Cerritos since 2004, and is a business owner Cindy Yen Chen in the international shipping and trade industry since 1988. In addition to her business, she is also teaches every Saturday at a nearby Chinese school and is “very proud” of her accomplishments at the school that has no official affiliation with the ABC Unified School District. She is the most proud of her position as a teacher at the Chinese school to help people “understand the Chinese culture.” Yen Chen is also a current member of the Cerritos Parks and Recreation Commission and is also a former Cerritos Planning Commissioner. She is also a member of the Cerritos Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Yen Chen oversees the daily operations of the her business that specializes in international shipping between service areas in Houston, Los Angeles and New York to ports throughout the world. Yen Chen said the number one is-

sue facing the ABC School Board is the budget. “We all know that the state of California is out of money, so our biggest challenge is going to be how do we continue to provide a quality education for our students with less funding.” She said if elected as to the two year position, she will work to help “strike a balance” on the Board of Education. “If we don’t provide more for our students, we are going to lose our competitive edge,” she told the Los Cerritos Community News. Yen Chen also said that the district needs to continue to come up with a plan to get students “to and from schools” safely. She also believes that the State legislature will continue to “cut education” but said that she will oppose any and all efforts by Sacramento that results in “taking money” away from our classrooms.

LYNDA LyndaJOHNSON Johnson

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Lynda is a 40 year resident of Cerritos and is a “proud product of the ABC Unified S c h o o l District.”

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Johnson attended Cabrillo Lane Elementary School, Patricia Nixon Elementary School, Haskell Junior High School and Graduated from Artesia High School. “I knew the district had excellent schools and that’s why I decided to send my children to ABC schools,” Johnson, who has three adult children who also attended ABC Schools. “My family is a true product of the ABC School District.” Johnson has also been a former girl’s basketball coach through the City of Cerritos Parks and Recreation Department. She has been employed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for the past 25 years, and is currently assigned to the Compton Court Branch where she serves as a paralegal. Johnson has been endorsed by Cerritos City Councilman Mark Pulido, whose unexpired term she is seeking along with three other hopefuls. Johnson is also endorsed by the influential ABC Federation of Teachers. She said that her main concentration will be “student achievement” and to make sure that all students have the necessary tools needed to “succeed” in and outside of the classroom. In regards to the ongoing fiscal crisis in California, Johnson said that she is “remaining hopeful.” “We need to restore what was lost, and to preserve what we have accomplished.” “I have a tremendous amount of passion for our underperforming schools, and am committed to make all students my main priority,” Johnson said. If elected, she wants to help “bridge the achievement gap.” This is her first attempt at running for public office. “We need to keep the cuts away from the students, and to preserve the jobs of the teachers,” said Johnson. In regards to the recent hiring of Dr. Mary Seiu as the new Superintendent of Schools to replace retiring ABCUSD Superintendent Gary Smuts, Johnson was firm in her feeling that the district “keeping a smooth transition” was in the “best interest of everybody.”

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Current President of the Board Age: 68 Lived in Cerritos for the past 37 years, married to wife Maynard Law Pat Law for 46 years, has two grown sons, two daughter in laws and four grandchildren. He is seeking his second full four year term on the ABC Unified School District Board of Education. Born in Long Beach, Law has been active in many local civic and school district affairs for the past since the time he became a resident of Cerritos. Once an aspiring teacher, Law dedicated much of his public career as a municipal parks and recreation director for local cities in the Southeast Los Angeles County area including for the City of Cerritos, the City of Cudahy and Rancho Palos Verdes. Law said the number one issue facing the ABCUSD in the future is the budget and funding issues with the state of California. He is critical of the way Califor-

nia lawmakers address school budgetary problems “year in and year out.” “We need a somewhat permanent or semi permanent solution for the funding crisis we have to deal with on a now annual basis.” Law said that the state of education in California is a “lot better than people think it is in most cases.” He pointed to the “dedicated people” who are “involved in education because they want to be.” Law pointed to an example that the ABC School Board has been cutting the budget each year for the past four years, and “test scores just keep going up and up.” He credits much of the success of the district to the “innovations” and “professionalism” of the hundreds of class room teachers throughout ABCUSD. Law also advocates those who work in the communities that are within the ABC Unified School District boundary lines, to have their school aged children “consider attending school here in ABC.” He said it makes sense if a mother or father has a school age child, and if they work in Cerritos, Artesia, East Lakewood, or Hawaiian Gardens to “have their children attend an ABC campus.” “It just makes sense since and would make it much easier of those who work here in our community to give their children an opportunity to go to school here as well.” If reelected, Law wants to “upgrade” the career technology opportunities for those students who want to seek that career path. “So often we are too focused on getting students into Harvard and Yale” but said there is a “real need” in offering “technical skill” curriculum to those who “seek that path” in life.

CHRIS PLANZER Chris Planzer

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C h r i s Planzer has been a resident of La Mirada for the past 20 years, and currently has two students Chris Planzer who attend schools within the NLMUSD, one is a senior at La Mirada High School and the other is currently attending 8th Grade at Benton Middle School. He has been active in school affairs “from the first day my children started school here.” He is a former School Site Council Member at various schools and has served on district advisory groups. Planzer is the owner of his own business, marketing and public relations firm and prides himself in helping bring technology to the classrooms as a “parent volunteer” by literally rebuilding and reprogramming used computers and getting them placed in classrooms. He said the “Computers in School’s Project” has been a great success and said all parents need to “give back their talents” to the students. He is a huge advocate of “technology in the classrooms” and favors more private-public partnerships that will bring “more tools directly to the students.” “We are all in this together, and everyone needs to share their talents to help make our schools better,” he told the Los Cerritos Community news.


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Planzer said that he is concerned about the finances of the school district, and is also blunt about his assessment on possible school campus closures for the future. “They (school closures) are going to happen. I would like to say that they aren’t going to happen, but it will happen,” he said. “We just need to be prepared.” Planzer said that declining enrollment over the next two years could mean “400 less students” on district campuses. “The reality of life is the reality of life,” Planzer said. “If you lose five hundred kids a year to declining enrollment” campuses “will have to close.” He said that when student enrollment falls it impacts the operations of the entire school district.

SPITZER CeliaCELIA Spitzer

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Member of the ABC Unified School District for the past 12 years. Resident of Cerritos since 1971 with her husband HowCelia Spitzer ard Spitzer and they have two grown children who are both “products” of the ABC Unified School District. She is also a grandmother to two granddaughters. Spitzer began her civic involvement in Cerritos back in the fall of 1972 when

she one was one of five original founders of the Cerritos Tot Lot Program. She is also a former parent classroom volunteer. She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkley. Spitzer is also a former Chair and Member of the Cerritos Planning Commission from 1990-99 and was active in a past “7-11 Committee” that oversaw the sale of surplus school property. Spitzer said that her experience as a board member is needed, especially in this “time of fiscal uncertainty.” She said that the school board will have to face budget problems “yearly” due to the fiscal crisis in Sacramento. Spitzer does not support the closure of any campus in order to meet possible future budget issues. Spitzer also thinks that the state of education in California is “very good,” and that it would be “nice if we had more money so we can keep class sizes smaller.” But she isn’t convinced smaller class size translate to student success. “There are a lot of amazing stories that are out there here in ABCUSD.” Spitzer also said that she remembers when her now adult children attended K-6 here in ABCUSD back in the 70’s, that there were “32 kids in each class then, it was the norm.” She pointed out that in classes today in ABCUSD, the same student to teacher ratio exists. Spitzer gives a lot of credit to the success of ABCUSD to the “partnerships” between teachers, administrators, parents and members of the business community. Spitzer is endorsed by the ABC Federation of Teachers, along with several area elected officials.

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The Hubert Humphrey Democratic Club has called for replacing the present at Large system of voting in ABCUSD and Cerritos College to District wide voting where the district’s would be divided into separate Districts for voting. In a press release club member Charlie Ara pointed out the Board of Trustees of Cerritos College and the Board members of the ABC Unified School District are in the process of studying the student and voter demographics of the two districts so as to be in compliance with the California Voting Rights Act. He said residents from the smaller cities have signaled that it is difficult to get candidates elected to represent them and their needs. Local representation would best serve the interests of students in these communities. La Palma City Mayor, Ralph Rodriquez, said he could see changes with ABC, but not the College. He said that Cerritos College represents 12 cities open to all their residents. “We also have La Palma students attending the College.” A copy of the club’s resolution was sent to the Mayors of Artesia, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Long Beach, Norwalk, Lakewood, Santa Fe Springs, South Gate, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, State Senator Alan Lowenthal, State Assemblyman, Tony Mendoza and Supervisor Don Knabe.

Cerritos College has been awarded a $3.8 million STEM grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and articulation program. The purpose of this grant is to increase the number of Hispanic and other low-income students attaining degrees in STEM fields and to develop model transfer and articulation agreements between the 2-year and 4-year HSIs in such fields. The grant, which will be paid out over five years, will finance the college's ASSIST project, which aims to increase the number of STEM A.A. graduates and university transfers through program activities with incoming freshmen, intensive support services, and undergraduate research experiences at partnering four-year institutions. "Although Cerritos College has a strong history of service to Hispanic and other underserved populations, they are typically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math fields," said Cerritos College President/ Superintendent Dr. Linda Lacy. "This grant will allow us to provide underrepresented students who are interested in pursuing careers in science and technology with the academic enrichment and support they need to successfully transfer to four-year institutions."


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White Cane Safety Day Observance On the 6th day of July, 1963, the National Federation of the Blind in convention assembled called upon the governors of the 50 states to proclaim Oct. 15 of each year as White Cane Safety Day in each of our 50 states. On Oct. 6, 1964, a joint resolution of the Congress, HR 753, was signed into law authorizing the President of the United States to proclaim Oct.15 of each year as "White Cane Safety Day." This resolution said: "Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives..., that the President is hereby authorized to issue annually a proclamation designating October 15 as

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NCCC Supports Our Local Libraries By Helen M. Brown “Thank You” card presented to the Norwalk Community Coordinating Council (NCCC) from Sue Kane and Friends of the Libraries at the September luncheon at the Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex (NASC) on the 28th. It was for the $5,000.00 donation the organization presented to the libraries June 29th to offset some of their programs. Both of our city’s libraries are quiet, restful and educational places to spend hours of your time, especially in the summer when schools are out. They had a wonderful Summer Reading Program this summer at the Norwalk Regional Library 12350 Imperial. This summer they put on eight outstanding programs. They ranged from The Magic of Tony Daniels to Cowboy Roping, Riding and Stories by Cowboy Ken and ended on August 17th with a Laser Spectacular Show. We were very sorry to lose our Alondra Library manger Jeffery Sichaleune when he was recently transferred to West Hollywood library. He was wonderful with the people and put on many interesting and innovating programs that drew many people in from the surrounding areas. He was with us just a few days short of five years. The previous Alondra Librarian, Grisel Oquendo was also a favorite with Norwalk residents before she got transferred to the Compton Library. Both were friendly,

The card above is hand-crafted. industrious, and active in the city. Grisel is still sorely missed at the Norwalk Woman’s Club where she was a regular and very active member. It seems Norwalk Libraries, like the Norwalk Sheriff Station, serves as a step on the ladder of success to the many men and women serving both organizations. While we always hate to lose these important members of our communities, we do wish them well in their chosen careers. The Friends of the Norwalk Libraries will be conducting a Silent Auction of almost 80 volumes of various, unique books. Many are good coffee table books, which would be suitable for gift-giving or for book-collectors. The books will be available for viewing, and bidding, during regular business hours at the Norwalk Regional Library, 112350 Imperial Hwy. Oct. 8-22, 2011. For more information call 562-868-0775 or go to www.colapublib.org.

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Continued from page 1 of nearly two dozen boys and girls who sit nervously in front of him in a church class room off of Studebaker and Excelsior. “Some of you are going to end up dead before you turn 18,” Doyle says sternly. Then he pauses, “for others, you will be in and out of jail before you are 21, eventually hooked on drugs and alcohol, and living a life than no one deserves.” Doyle, speaks from experience, He has seen it all during his long career in law enforcement. “I am here to help save your life, and so are countless others who want you to live a long and happy life,” he proclaims. “All we need is to show you is what making the wrong decisions your actions and choice will determine.” Doyle oversees the PRIDE Program for the Norwalk Sheriff’s Department. It is in its fourth year of existence. “Our hope is that the PRIDE program is the tool that will help our young participants realize they are the ones who set the course of their lives now,” he said. The PRIDE Program is faith based and the presence of a higher power is felt inside the Norwalk church classroom where the program is located at the corner of Studebaker Road and Excelsior.

PRIDE Program participants on thier vist to Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles.  Photo by Randy Economy. “Many dedicated clergy members from the community work hand to hand with the teens enrolled in PRIDE,” Doyle said. “We need to bring Faith and hope to these families who are in crisis.” The program runs more than a dozen weeks, and is offered twice a year. It is designed to educate kids between the ages of 12-16 on the choices they are making in life and the road those choices are going to lead them. Parents, grandparents, guardians of

teens work together with members of the PRIDE Team that also includes several current members of the Norwalk Sheriff’s Department who see day in and day out the challenges of raising children in an ever changing environment. Captain Pat Maxwell of the Norwalk station is a staunch supporter and leader in the PRIDE Program, and regularly attends the sessions where he gets to know the youngsters “beyond a first name basis.”

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Maxwell and Doyle, along with Norwalk City Councilman Luigi Vernola, and longtime influential community leader Frank Napolitano, the husband of United States Representative Grace Napolitano are driven to make PRIDE a “positive influence in our society.” Vernola and Napolitano and many other PRIDE supporters regularly plan, host and stage fundraising events to help off-set the expenses involved in the nongovernment funded program. “A major challenge for us as parents is to combat these negative influences on our children,” Vernola told Los Cerritos Community News. Many of the teens currently enrolled in the current PRIDE Program have already begun to make some bad choices in school, friends, or activities. Some have already been involved with law enforcement, as a result of committing a criminal act. PRIDE exposes teens to harsh realities and interacts with those who see firsthand the problems many face on a daily basis. The teens have been visited by a Superior Court Judge who deals with juvenile crimes, a Los Angeles County Assistant District Attorney, a school district truant officer, and even the spiritual advisor to the Los Angeles Clippers. During the past weekend when the youngsters and their mentors saw firsthand what it is like to live on the mean streets of Downtown Los Angeles with a visit to Skid Row. They visited the famed Emanuel First Baptist Church and Rescue Mission where they spent the day cleaning church pews, scrubbing floors, and walls, and helped inside a soup kitchen. The group also walked many hand-in-hand to see how daily life is for the thousands who now live, sleep and eats on the sidewalks, and who stand in lines for hours just to get a meal. The many homeless men and women, yell at the PRIDE students while on their Skid Row walk. “Don’t end up like we do,” one man in his 60’s yelled. “Get off the dope, stay in school, and don’t hang with people who are going to bring you down.” The screams and taunts continue under the heat of the day and it is beginning to show on their faces. “This is just 15 miles away from Norwalk, but it is a world away,” one of the 15 year olds exclaim. A young girl stops them, about 14 years old who is at least seven months pregnant, and homeless, and walking around in a “daze.” “Do you have any money?” the expected teen mom asks one of the 16 year old girls from a Norwalk area high school? “I haven’t eaten in three days, and I need money.” The group continues down the path on Skid Row, forever having the sights, sounds and the stench embedded in their young minds. “I never want to end up here,” one of the boys tells Sgt. Doyle.

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CERRITOS SHERIFF’S STATION Weekly Crime Summary October 3 - 9, 2011 Part I felony crime investigations rose from 28 the week before to 30 last week. Residential burglaries and vehicle thefts were up, robberies and residential burglaries remained the same, and vehicle burglaries declined. Calls for service were down to 271 from 278. The current 2011 weekly average in calls for service is 273. One robbery was reported. On Thursday October 6 at 1:00 p.m. a female victim was accosted in the 17500 block of Stark Avenue by a male suspect who forcibly took her purse. Eight residential burglaries were reported for the second consecutive week. Four were the result of open or unlocked doors or windows, one window was pried open, and two were shattered. The eighth was an attempt only, where no entry was made but two suspects were arrested. Cash, jewelry, blankets, TVs, purses, a GPS unit, and stress balls were stolen. The 2011 weekly average in residential burglaries remains at 4.0. Burglars will take the “path of least resistance”, so when a window is left open or unlocked, you can bet that will be the most likely point of entry in your residential burglary. Burglars are known to try doors and windows before using force. If you make it easy, they will certainly appreciate it while stealing as much of your valuable property that they can. Secure all doors with deadbolt locks and windows with locking pins or track locks to hold windows tightly to the frames.

LOSCERRITOSNEWS.NET There were two commercial burglaries reported to Cerritos Station last week. A school and a maintenance shed were targeted for leaf blowers, cell phones, and cash. The 2011 weekly average in commercial/“other structure” burglaries is 3.0. Vehicle burglaries dropped from 13 to 10 last week. Only three of these occurred in high-volume commercial parking lots. Six were SUVs. MP3 players, tools, wallets, a battery, shoes, and a jacket were missing. The 2011 weekly average in vehicle burglaries remained at 6.6. The items reported stolen were accessible in the passenger compartments of the various vehicles involved. Thieves know these items are available. Merely looking inside of a vehicle will reveal the appealing contents. Don’t allow yourself to become a victim. Take the items with you, leave them at home, or lock them in the trunk if you absolutely must have them in the car. As we can see from last week, these crimes don’t just occur in parking lots. Vehicle thefts increased from two to four last week. Two Hondas were stolen along with a Toyota, and a Ford. Two of the thefts were from residential streets, and two from a high-volume commercial parking lot. The 2011 weekly average in vehicle thefts is 2.9. Even though we see more Hondas, Toyotas, and SUVs stolen compared to others, car thieves are not always as selec-

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LA MIRADA CRIME SUMMARY Weekly Crime Summary October 3 - October 9, 2011 Residential Burglary Two residential burglaries were reported last week. An incident occurred on the 11700 block of Gayview Dr. A second burglary was reported on the 12700 block of Biola Ave. Jewelry was stolen in both incidents. Other Structure Burglary A burglary was reported on the 13300 block of Hillsborough Drive. Several plants were stolen. Vehicle Burglary Six vehicle burglaries were reported last week. One incident was reported on the 13000 block of Clearwood Ave. A purse was stolen from a vehicle on the 13300 block of Beach Blvd. Various tools were reported stolen from a vehicle's storage compartments on the 14000 block of Poner St. A vehicle's door lock was punched on the 15000 block of La Mirada Blvd. A wallet was stolen from the vehicle.

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Community Calendar, Local Clubs and Organizations ECLECTIC DIALECTIC TOASTMASTERS Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. at the Vintage at Cerritos, 11000 Falcon Way, Cerritos,. Ron Jung 924-1808. GOLDEN SANDS CHORUS An award-winning Sweet Adeline Chorus. Women of all ages and experience levels welcome. Rehearsals Wednesdays 7 p.m., Lakewood Masonic Center, 5918 Parkcrest St., Long Beach. (562) 630-8445 GOOD SAM Camp outings 2nd weekend each month. Howard Remsen 714-521-1076. JOURNEYS Mondays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Pathways office, 3300 South Street #206, Long Beach Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Lakewood Regional Medical Center, 3700 South Street Classroom A, Lakewood Call Cindy Skovgard at 562-531-3031 MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) A program for mothers with children under the age of five, meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 9 to 11:15 a.m. at New Life Community Church, 18800 Norwalk Blvd., Artesia. CERRITOS AGLOW LIGHTHOUSE, “A Network of Caring Christian Women” Hometown Buffet in Cerritos 11471 E South St. Call Charyl, 562-865-5311. SELF HELP FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED Long Beach/ Lakewood Chapter, second Thursday of each month at the Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Avenue in Lakewood at 6:30 p.m. free. 429-7099 CALIFORNIA RETIRED TEACHERS ASSN (CRTA) Meets at 12p.m. the third Friday of alternative months at the Ebell Club, Third and Cerritos, Long Beach. 925-1938. IRONWOOD WOMEN’S GOLF CLUB 16449 Piuma Avenue • Cerritos, Ca 990703 • Jean Brunelli, President (562) 926-5017 • Tuesdays, 7:30 am Cerritos-Artesia Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program (formerly Junior Miss program) 5:00 PM Sunday, March 27th at CPE. For more information, contact Cindy Yen Chen by EM: cindyyenchen@yahoo.com.

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Norwalk Lions Club P.O. Box 1712 Norwalk, CA 90650 Anthony Garcia, President 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 4th Thursday Board Meetings 7:00 p.m. Bruce's Restaurant 12623 Imperial Hwy. American Legion Post #359 11986 Front Street, Norwalk, CA 90650 562-864-9021 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 8:00 p.m. Legion Hall American Legion Post #359 11986 Front St. Drawing, Cake Walk, and Karaoke Every Saturday evening in Post Hole Club Drawing is at 8:00 p.m. RECURRING EVENTS: STEAK LUNCH Every Wednesday 11:30am - 2:30pm KARAOKE Every Saturday 7:30pm POST MEETINGS 3rd Thursday of each month 7:30pm AUXILIARY MEETINGS 2nd Wednesday of each month 7:30pm Rotary Club of Norwalk P.O. Box 1243, Norwalk, CA Meets Mondays, Noon Norwalk Marriot Hotel Knights of Columbus Council #3678 Tom Sandoval, Grand Knight 12138 Front Street (714) 952-4724 • Norwalk Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7138 12186 Front Street (mail) Norwalk, CA 90651 (562) 864-9246 Elks Lodge-BPOE #2142 13418 Clarkdale Ave. Norwalk CA 90650 (562) 868-6603 Jim Duckett, Exhaulted Ruler (562) 868-1924 Thursdays 7:30 p.m. at Elks Lodge Rotary Club of Norwalk P.O. Box 1243, Norwalk, Sara Karsgens, President Mondays, noon, Norwalk Marriott Hotel (562) 921-0033 for info. Norwalk Woman's Club Place: Masonic Lodge 12345 Rosecrans Ave. Time: Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Norwalk Community Coordinating Council William Clark, President Helen Brown, Vice President Meets 4th Wed. during the school year. P.O. Box 521 Norwalk (562) 921-4218 www.nccconline.us 1:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Changes every 2 years in May - June - August.

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Continued from page 1 The activists claim the LPPA and their attorney “are placing their own interests ahead of La Palma’s.” The flyer also states that “their actions are not about maintaining public safety; they are about power and money!” It is alleged that if the initiative were to pass: • Fewer funds would be available for infrastructure, parks, recreation, water and other services; • Cuts to children’s programs, recreation and community events; • Deferred street and water system maintenance and repairs, and decaying infrastructure; • Higher taxes to pay for automatic increases in Police benefits and salaries; • Employee layoffs in other city services; • An increase in unfunded liabilities for police pensions. The activists say that adjustments to all employee compensation and staffing levels must be made for the City to balance its budget and continue necessary infrastructure repairs and improvements. “Much to their credit, all La Palma employees, except the LPPA members, agreed in June to changes which help La Palma through these difficult economic times. We’ve treated all employees fairly and were generous in the past—perhaps too generous.” They state that LPPA members “enjoyed a 27% salary increase between 2005 and 2010, significantly more than inflation, and the City paid the entire Employee and Employer pension contribution—even during the most trying economy in recent memory.”

Residents may soon be asked to approve an initiative that pays the police more while many residents are unemployed and struggling to pay bills as a result of the recession. The flyer states, “We all strongly support public safety in La Palma, but cannot support unreasonable union demands or strong-arm tactics. The petition is not about improving La Palma’s exceptional public safety record, it is a Police Union quest for political power and control by questionable means. We must stand up now and not allow them to ruin La Palma’s future.”

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Continued from page 15 city’s resources and will continue to be prudent with the city’s budget. We are fortunate to live in an exceptional ‘All America City,’ and our community gains its strengths and success from Cerritos’ residents and city staff who share pride in working together to make Cerritos a special place.” The city of Cerritos’ profile is accessible at: http://www.strongcitiesstrongstate.com/city/cerritos. The “Strong Cities | Strong State” website is the centerpiece of a campaign broadly promoting city success stories alongside profiles of the elected officials and city managers working together to build and maintain a high quality of life for California city residents. Highlights of city of Cerritos’ profile include: ·Cerritos Corporate Yard Photovoltaic Project; ·Gridley Park Improvement;

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16 COMMUNITY NEWS GROUP • OCTOBER 14, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 10-0053049 Title Order No. 10-8-214300 Investor/Insurer No. 106260067 APN No. 7012-002-079 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/26/2005. 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." Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by VICTORIA P. ANSELMO, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 09/26/2005 and recorded 10/4/2005, as Instrument No. 05 2387384, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 11/04/2011 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 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: 16730 JUDY WAY, CERRITOS, CA, 90703. 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 $378,310.88. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/31/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4107029 10/14/2011, 10/21/2011, 10/28/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 11-0041925 Title Order No. 11-0033225 Investor/Insurer No. 0171886610 APN No. 7175-001-020 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/10/2007. 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 JUAN SANDOVAL, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPERATE PROPERTY, dated 07/10/2007 and recorded 7/26/2007, as Instrument No. 20071764369, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 10/28/2011 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 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: 4862 RADNOR AVENUE, LAKEWOOD, CA, 90713. 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 $539,420.13. 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. DATED: 08/21/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-0194 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4104010 10/07/2011, 10/14/2011, 10/21/2011 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as Norwalk Florists, Flowers by Allan, Flowers by Gary, Royal Garden Florist, The Englishmans Garden Florist 11947 Firestone Blvd., Norwalk, Ca 90650 The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. /S/ Gary Murphy The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 09/8/11. NOTICE: This fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (see section 14400et seq. Business and Profession Code), Published at LCCN on 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28/11

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S No. 1307149-02 APN: 7056-002-010 TRA: 002483 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx6421 REF: Delpilar, Benedicta IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED October 02, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On November 03, 2011, at 10:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded October 10, 2006, as Inst. No. 06 2244615 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Benedicta C Delpilar, An Unmarried Woman, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check 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 At the west side of the los angeles county courthouse, Southeast District, 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, California, 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 described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 19505 Rainbow Ct Cerritos CA 90703-7736 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 held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured 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: $665,211.69. 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. 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. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 920229004 Dated: October 03, 2011. (R-393400 10/14/11, 10/21/11, 10/28/11) NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (Section 6104-6105 U.C.C.) Escrow No. 71705-AY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to creditors of the within named seller that a bulk sale is about to be made of the assets described below. The name(s) and business address(es) of the seller(s) are: MIRA JANG PARK, 12765 TOWNE CENTER DR, CERRITOS, CA 90703 The location in California of the Chief Executive Office of the seller is: SAME As listed by the seller, all other business names and addresses used by the seller within three years before the date such list was sent or delivered to the buyer are: NONE The name(s) and business address of the buyer are: KENNETH NASH JR, 12765 TOWNE CENTER DR, CERRITOS, CA 90703 The assets to be sold are described in general as: FURNITURE, FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, GOODWILL, TRADENAME, LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENT AND INTEREST AND COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE and is located at: 12765 TOWNE CENTER DR, CERRITOS, CA 90703 The business name used by the seller(s) at the location is: JUICE IT UP The anticipated date of the bulk sale is OCTOBER 25, 2011 at the office of: UNITED ESCROW CO, 6281 BEACH BLVD #100, BUENA PARK, CA 90621 The bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2. If so subject, the name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is: UNITED ESCROW CO, 6281 BEACH BLVD #100, BUENA PARK, CA 90621 and the last day for filing claims by any creditor shall be OCTOBER 24, 2011, which is the business day before the anticipated sale date specified above. Dated: SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 KENNETH NASH JR., Buyer(s) LA1053814 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 10/7/11 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE AND OF INTENTION TO TRANSFER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE(S) (UCC Sec. 6101 et seq. and B & P Sec. 24073 et seq.) Escrow No. 12063-JP NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale of assets and a transfer of alcoholic beverage license(s) is about to be made. The name(s) and business address of the seller(s)/licensee(s) are: HEXA USA INC, 15107 BELLFLOWER BLVD, STE C, BELLFLOWER, CA 90706 Doing business as: LEE'S MARKET All other business names(s) and address(es) used by the seller(s)/licensee(s) within the past three years, as stated by the seller(s)/ licensee(s), is/are: NONE The name(s) and address of the buyer(s)/ applicant(s) is/are: ZOUHER GEORGE YOUNAN, 15107 BELLFLOWER BLVD, STE C, BELLFLOWER, CA 90706 The assets being sold are generally described as: FURNITURE, FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, TRADE NAME, GOODWILL, LEASE, LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENT, COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE AND ABC OFF SALE BEER & WINE LICENSE 20-501538 and are located at: 15107 BELLFLOWER BLVD, STE C, BELLFLOWER, CA 90706 The type and number of license to be transferred is/are: Type: OFF-SALE BEER AND WINE, License Number: 20-501538 now issued for the premises located at: SAME The bulk sale and transfer of alcoholic beverage license(s) is/are intended to be consummated at the office of: ACT ONE ESCROW INC, 17918 PIONEER BLVD, STE 202, ARTESIA, CA 90701 and the anticipated sale date is OCTOBER 31, 2011 The bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2. The purchase price or consideration in connection with the sale of the business and transfer of the license, is the sum of $72,000.00, including inventory estimated at $15,000.00, which consists of the following: DESCRIPTION, AMOUNT: CHECK $30,000.00, CASH $42,000.00, TOTAL CONSIDERATION $72,000.00 It has been agreed between the seller(s)/ licensee(s) and the intended buyer(s)/ transferee(s), as required by Sec. 24073 of the Business and Professions code, that the consideration for transfer of the business and license is to be paid only after the transfer has been approved by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. HEXA USA INC, Seller(s)/Licensee(s) ZOUHER GEORGE YOUNAN, Buyer(s)/ Applicant(s) LA1053551 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 10/7/11

WWW.LOSCERRITOSNEWS.NET NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S No. 1307149-02 APN: 7056-002-010 TRA: 002483 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx6421 REF: Delpilar, Benedicta IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED October 02, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On November 03, 2011, at 9:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded October 10, 2006, as Inst. No. 06 2244615 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Benedicta C Delpilar, An Unmarried Woman, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check 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 behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Place, Pomona, CA, 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 described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 19505 Rainbow Ct Cerritos CA 90703-7736 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 held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured 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: $665,211.69. 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. 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. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: October 03, 2011. (R393400 10/14/11, 10/21/11, 10/28/11)

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 112457 Title No. 883918 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 5/26/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 10/27/2011 at 10:30 AM, Max Default Services Corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 6/5/2006, as Instrument No. 06 1222363, in book xx, page xx, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Charles L. Spence and Raquel Spence, Husband and Wife and Claudia Yorba, a Single Woman, all as Joint Tenants, 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), at the west side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Boulevard, Norwalk, CA 90650. 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, described as: FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE DEED OF TRUST. APN # 7159-014-010 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5439 Hayter Ave, Lakewood, CA 90712 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, 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. 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: $468,099.27 The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale. The undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. The mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary, pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.5(b) declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee's or beneficiary's authorized agent has either contacted the borrower or tried with due diligence to contact the borrower as required by California Civil Code Section 2923.5. Dated 10/7/2011 MAX DEFAULT SERVICES CORPORATION Ryan Remington/Authorized Signature FOR TRUSTEE'S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-730-2727 Max Default Services Corp. is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained may be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA4097237 10/07/2011, 10/14/2011, 10/21/2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. FC27860 1 Loan No. 1057707 9001 Title Order No. 5644111 APN 7003 013 012 TRA No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UN¬DER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 08/29/07. 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 November 3, 2011 at 11:30 AM, MORTGAGE LENDER SERVICES, INC. as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 09/06/07 as Document No. 20072069337 Book Page of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, Califor¬nia, executed by: KWANG CHANG, as Trustor, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BID¬DER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by 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). At: AT THE FRONT EN¬TRANCE TO THE POMONA SUPE¬RIOR COURTS BUILDING, 350 W. MISSION BLVD. POMONA, CA., all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: Parcel 5, As Shown On Parcel Map 11255, In The City Of Cerritos, County Of Los Angeles, State Of Califor¬nia, As Per Map Recorded In Book 131 Pages 20 And 21 Of Parcel Maps, In The Office Of The County Recorder Of Said County. Except There¬from All Oil, Gas, Asphaltum And Other Hydrocarbons And Other Minerals And All Rights As Reserved In The Deed Recorded May 24, 1963 In Book D 2041, Page 220, Of Official Records. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 16429 BERWYN ROAD, CERRITOS, CA 90703. 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 remain¬ing principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $1,637,953.71 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The Beneficiary may elect to bid less than the full credit bid. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declara¬tion 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 and more than three months have elapsed since such recorda¬tion. Date: 10/03/11 MORTGAGE LENDER SERVICES, INC. 81 BLUE RAVINE ROAD, SUITE 100, FOLSOM, CA 95630, (916) 9623453 Sale Information Line: (916) 939-0772 or www.nationwideposting.com Tara Campbell, Trustee Sale Officer Marsha Townsend, Chief Financial Officer ___ Sara Berens, Sr. Vice President ___ Tanya Connelly, Assistant Trustee Sale Officer MORTGAGE LENDER SERVICES,INC. MAY BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMA¬TION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NPP0191030 PUB: 10/14/11, 10/21/11, 10/28/11 TS #: CA-11-421579-JB Order #: 110048779-CA-MAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/15/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): ESPERANZA KOMOR , A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 3/22/2006 as Instrument No. 06 0606706 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 11/2/2011 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $709,036.86 The purported property address is: 19207 Stefani Avenue Cerritos, CA 90703 Assessors Parcel No. 7054-012-034 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. P882713 10/7, 10/14, 10/21/2011

TO ADVERTISE CALL 800-901-7211 Trustee Sale No. 251515CA Loan No. 0694766437 Title Order No. 860337 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05-26-2005. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 11-04-2011 at 9:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 06-02-2005, Book NA, Page NA, Instrument 05-1285314, , and Re-recorded on 06-02-2005, Book , Page , Instrument 05-1285314 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: PETER M DE LEON AND FLORDELISA C DE LEON, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, 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: BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $549,666.89 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 19602 THORNLAKE AVENUE CERRITOS, CA 90703 APN Number: 7056-011-007 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 1011-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee FRED RESTREPO, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com P884764 10/14, 10/21, 10/28/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 11-0054060 Title Order No. 11-0044008 Investor/Insurer No. 104494859 APN No. 7039022-011 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/19/2005. 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." Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by MARLO ROBERT ALQUIZA MARGUIA ALQUIZA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 08/19/2005 and recorded 8/30/2005, as Instrument No. 05 2081034, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 10/21/2011 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 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: 19427 LUSK AVENUE, CERRITOS CA, CA, 90703. 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 $685,728.33. 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. DATED: 09/30/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4090459 09/30/2011, 10/07/2011, 10/14/2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No: K529848 CA Unit Code: K Loan No: 4000870727/NAIK Investor No: 0085974996 AP #1: 7025-019-006 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., 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: PRADUMAN ISHVARLAL NAIK, BHAVNA PRADUMAN NAIK Recorded September 2, 2005 as Instr. No. 05 2126989 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 July 11, 2011 as Instr. No. 20110930811 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED AUGUST 18, 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. 12331 FELSON PLACE, CERRITOS, CA 90703 "(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: NOVEMBER 2, 2011, AT 11:00 A.M. *AT THE WEST SIDE DOORS TO THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTS BUILDING, 12720 NORWALK BLVD, NORWALK, CA 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 $632,435.31. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date of the notice of sale is filed; The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. 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: October 6, 2011 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC. as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary CHERYL L. GRECH, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711-1988 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 you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com. TAC# 946513 PUB: 10/13/11, 10/20/11, 10/27/11 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 110052868 Title Order No. 11-0042372 Investor/ Insurer No. 0105192294 APN No. 7170019-033 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/09/2005. 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." Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by GUILLERMO BOTELLO AND MARIA BOTELLO, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 09/09/2005 and recorded 9/21/2005, as Instrument No. 05 2275610, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 10/21/2011 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 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: 5728 BLACKTHORNE AVENUE, LAKEWOOD, CA, 90712. 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 $482,697.54. 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. DATED: 09/30/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4091423 09/30/2011, 10/07/2011, 10/14/2011

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A REQUEST BY CERRITOS FORD LINCOLN, 18900 STUDEBAKER ROAD, CERRITOS, CA, 90703, ON BEHALF OF PROPERTY OWNER CBG INVESTMENT PROPERTIES, TO AMEND CHAPTER 22.15, DEVELOPMENT AREA FIVE (ADP-5), OF THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE AS IT RELATES TO THE EXISTING ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN THEME AND RELATED DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS IN THE CERRITOS AUTO SQUARE SPECIFIC PLAN.

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING CHAPTER 22.15, DEVELOPMENT AREA FIVE (ADP-5), OF THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE AS IT RELATES TO THE EXISTING ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN THEME AND RELATED DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS IN THE CERRITOS AUTO SQUARE SPECIFIC PLAN.

DEVELOPMENT CODE AMENDMENT 2011-4*

*PURSUANT TO SECTION 15061(B)(3) OF THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA), THIS PROJECT IS EXEMPT FROM CEQA REVIEW.

This public hearing will be conducted in the Council Chambers of the Cerritos City Hall, Cerritos Civic Center, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos, California, 90703. The meeting will also air live on Cerritos TV3 and will be streamed over the City of Cerritos website at www.cerritos.us. A copy of the related staff report will be available for download from the website by 6:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the public hearing. If you challenge the above mentioned item and related actions in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Cerritos City Council/Redevelopment Agency at, or prior to, the public hearing.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the City Council of the City of Artesia will hold a Regular City Council Meeting in the City Council Chambers of the Artesia City Hall, 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia, California at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 24, 2011 to conduct a Public Hearing to consider the following item: . RESOLUTION NO. 11-2305 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARTESIA GRANTING A LATE NIGHT/EARLY MORNING OPERATIONS PERMIT PURSUANT TO ARTESIA MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 3-2.209 TO A BUSINESS KNOWN AS RODEWAY INN LOCATED AT 11854 ARTESIA BLVD. ARTESIA, CA. 90701, PROVIDING HOTEL/MOTEL SERVICES. If you challenge this action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in the notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. All interested persons are invited to attend this hearing and express their opinion on the matter listed above.

PUBLISHED: October 14, 2011

Gloria Considine, City Clerk

Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 10/14/11

Any person interested in this matter may contact the Office of the City Clerk at (562) 916-1248 for additional information and/or appear at the hearing in person or by agent and be heard. Dated: October 14, 2011

/s/Vida Barone Vida Barone Interim City Clerk

Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 10/14/11 CITY OF ARTESIA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Planning Commission of the City of Artesia will hold a Regular Planning Commission Meeting in the City Council Chambers of the Artesia City Hall, 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia, California at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, to conduct a Public Hearing to consider the following item(s): Case No. 2011-21

Conditional Use Permit 17115 Jersey Avenue

Manfield Partnership #2, 433 N. Camden Drive #820 Beverly Hills, CA 90210 A request for approval of a warehouse for the property located at 17115 Jersey Avenue in the Light Industrial and Manufacturing (M-1) Zone. Resolution No. 2011-18P Case No. 2011-23 Variance & Design Review 16809 Pioneer Boulevard Shane Taylor, 6708 Foothill Boulevard, Tujunga CA 91042 A request for approval of a variance to allow a monument sign to exceed the minimum development standards and a request of a design review approval for exterior façade improvement and sign change out to reflect (Arco Gas Station) for the property located at 16809 Pioneer Boulevard in the Commercial General (C-G) Zone. Resolution No. 2011-19P Case No. 2011-24

Conditional Use Permit & Design Review 17314 and 17314-A Pioneer Boulevard

Core States Group JP Morgan Chase, 3401 Centre Lake Drive #430 Ontario, CA 91761 A request for approval of a conditional use permit to allow a bank (Chase Bank) and a design review application for exterior façade and parking lot improvements for the property located at 17314 Pioneer Boulevard in the Commercial Planned Development (C-P-D) Zone. Resolution No. 2011-20P Case No. 2011-25

Conditional Use Permit 11688- 11710 South Street and 19105 Pioneer Boulevard

Artesia Partners, LLC. 204 E. 17th Street #202 Costa Mesa, CA 92627 A request for approval to modify a previously approved conditional use permit (Case No. 2004-48/ City Council Resolution No. 1867, Case NO. 2004-61/ City Council Resolution No. 1881 and Case No. 2006-34/ City Council Resolution No. 2013) to allow for an increase of service professional uses on the ground floor and to reduce the tenant space to be less than 1,000 square feet in floor area for the commercial center known as City Plaza located at 11688- 11710 South Street and 19105 Pioneer Boulevard in the South Specific Plan. Resolution No. 2011- 21P Case No. 2011-26

Conditional Use Permit 17510 Pioneer Boulevard

Lucky Money, 1028 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103 A request for approval to allow a conditional use permit to operate a money remittance business on the ground floor at the property located at 17528 Pioneer Boulevard in the Commercial General (C-G) Zone. Resolution No. 2011-22P If you challenge any of these proposals in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Artesia Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. All interested persons are invited to attend this hearing and express their opinion on the matters listed above. PUBLISHED: October 14, 2011

Okina Dor, Redevelopment and Planning Director

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Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 10/14/11 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 112495 Title No. 1069868 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 5/17/2005. 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. On 11/3/2011 at 10:30 AM, The Mortgage Law Firm, PLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 5/26/2005, as Instrument No. 05 1233283, in book xx, page xx, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Chau Hoang Nguyen, An Unmarried Man, 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), At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk CA 90650. 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, described as: FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE DEED OF TRUST. APN # 7033-012-022 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 17423 Horst Avenue, Artesia, CA 90701 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, 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. 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: $335,925.89 The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale. The undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. The mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary, pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.5(b) declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee's or beneficiary's authorized agent has either contacted the borrower or tried with due diligence to contact the borrower as required by California Civil Code Section 2923.5. Dated: 10/14/2011 THE MORTGAGE LAW FIRM, PLC Adriana R. Moreno/Authorized Signature FOR TRUSTEE'S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-730-2727 The Mortgage Law Firm, PLC. is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained may be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4103076 10/14/2011, 10/21/2011, 10/28/2011

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Cerritos City Council/Redevelopment Agency will conduct a public hearing at a special meeting on Monday, October 24, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. on the following matter:

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SUBURBAN LEAGUE FOOTBALL

Norwalk dominates Mayfair in every area except final score By Loren Kopff

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Norwalk did everything possible to knock off Suburban League favorite Mayfair last Friday night at Excelsior Stadium except win the game. The Lancers had more yards, ran more plays, controlled the clock like they usually do and had fewer penalty yards. All of those components would lead to a win, but sophomore wingback Rashaad Penny was stopped inside the one-yard line on a two-point conversion attempt in overtime and Norwalk’s furious second half rally came up short in a 36-35 overtime loss. “I couldn’t see from the angle [I had] but everybody who was near told me it looked like he was in,” said Norwalk head coach Jesse Ceniceros. “I could have went for the [extra point] and tie it up and do it all again. But I just thought, ‘let’s just go for it’.” Mayfair’s Jerry Smith scored from a yard out to give the Monsoons a 36-29 lead in the extra session. A roughing the kicker penalty moved Norwalk back 10 yards to begin its possession and Penny got it all back on one play. Then junior wingback Jacquise Hooper carried the ball five straight times, the last a one-yard score to set up the decision of going for the tie or the win. The statistical numbers heavily favored Norwalk (1-5 overall, 1-1 in league). It outgained the Monsoons 430-299, ran 42 more plays, had more first downs (24-9),

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consumed 34:36 of the clock and had 50 fewer penalty yards. And the Lancers did all of this while rallying from a 29-15 deficit just 65 seconds into the second half. “Offensively, we were just on all cylinders,” Ceniceros said. “The kids were doing a great job of getting the push up front. I think in the second half, the backs finally got a little confidence in themselves.” Norwalk began the game by taking the opening kickoff and after a 30-yard return from Hooper, moved 60 yards which ended on a four-yard run from Hooper. He then caught a pass from junior quarterback Bobby Favela for the 8-0 lead. But the Monsoons responded and got on the board with 3:27 left in the opening quarter when Marcus Harden scored from 10 yards out. That would be the last time Norwalk led because on the first play of the ensuing possession, Josh Anderson recovered a fumble which led to a 37-yard touchdown run from Osborn Umeh on a fake punt. The Lancers battled back to tie the game at 1515 a little over five minutes into the second quarter when Favela threw a seven-yard pass to Penny, capping a 13-yard drive. After Harden put Mayfair back in front with a two-yard score, Norwalk held the ball for the final 4:25 of the first half and got to the six-yard line before an incomplete pass denied the hosts a possible tying touchdown. Favela, who completed one pass in the first half, finished the game four of nine for 31 yards including a key 23yard strike to Hooper late in the game. Four plays into the third quarter, the Monsoons increased their lead to 29-15 on a six-yard run from Aaron Brown. But the remainder of the half belonged to the Norwalk defense, which allowed its offense to get back in the contest. First, Norwalk got to within eight points on a Penny 17-yard score. Then the Monsoons got one first down on its next drive but were hurt with two holding penalties and an unsportsmanlike infraction which forced Umeh to punt from the Mayfair 30-yard line. With 4:05 left in the stanza, the Lancers began their longest drive of the game in terms of time and plays, chewing well over 10 minutes off the clock and running 18 plays which ended when Favela scored on a one-yard sneak. Hooper then tied the contest with a two-point conversion run. Sensing that there was still hope for Norwalk to win the game, the defense put heavy pressure on Mayfair signal caller Christian Woo and forced him to misfire on two straight passes from the Norwalk 27-yard line with just over two and a half minutes left in regulation. The first pass was almost intercepted by senior safety Jerry Panuco, who would lead the team with seven tackles. The second pass was over the outstretched arms of Anderson in the back of the end zone. Penny racked up 173 yards on 27 carries while Hooper added 130 yards on 24 touches. Favela (36 yards, five carries),

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OLYMPIC LEAGUE VOLLEYBALL

Valley Christian unable to close deal on Whittier Christian By Loren Kopff The match and an upset over the former top ranked team in the California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section’s Division II-A polls was Valley Christian’s for the taking. Up two sets to none last Thursday night against visiting Whittier Christian, the Lady Crusaders couldn’t provide the knockout punch. Even with the match tied 2-2, the Lady Crusaders were one point away from the upset, twice in the fifth set, only to see Whittier Christian rally for a hard fought 17-25, 21-25, 25-13, 25-19, 20-18 victory. It was a battle of two teams with explosive offenses and when the two hour-plus match had concluded, both teams had three players with at least 10 kills and each had a fourth on the verge of double digits. “I was fully confident that we could come out here and put a good match together,” said V.C. first-year head coach Brett Rinks. “We’re both very physical and aggressive teams and we both run a very fast offense. I’ve known this whole year that this was going to be a phenomenal match to watch and play.” V.C. trailed 5-2 in the fifth set before a serving error gave the ball to senior out-

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junior fullback Gabriel Angulo (35 yards on eight carries) and senior wingback Jonathan Armas (25 yards on five carries) completed the rest of the bruising running attack. “The future looks good,” Ceniceros said. “They’re really just young kids. We had our starting guy, [senior fullback] Billy Roger, sick and he missed two days of practice. We had to go with Angulo and I’m glad that I saw what he could do tonight. He wasn’t just running; he was blocking.” The Lancers will now embark on a three-game road trip beginning tonight against Bellflower, which sits atop the league with a 2-0 league mark and a 4-2 overall record. Like the Lancers, Bellflower also likes to run and has already amassed 1,612 yards on the ground. Travis Newberry leads the team with 877 rushing yards while teammate Ryan Hunley has 599 yards. Those two are second and third respectively in the league in that category. “We’re still not there,” Ceniceros said. “We have a great football team and our 1-5 record is no indication of the type of team we are. We’re getting better each week and that’s all that counts.”

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side hitter Alexa Chandler who tied the set on an ace. The hosts wouldn’t lead until senior libero Kalei Mancia posted two straight aces followed by a double hit call on the Heralds. That made the score 13-11 but a block from Jaclyn Barrera forced a 13-13 tie. The Lady Crusaders got the break it needed when a serve out of bounds put V.C. up 14-13 but the hosts gave it right back with a serve into the net. At that moment, all Rinks could think about was two words to describe how close his team was to the win. “Not again,” he thought. “We struggled on serving a little bit tonight. That’s been our forte. The last couple of matches that we’ve won against Bishop Amat and Maranatha…we had 17 aces against Maranatha in a three-set match. Our serves have been point on.” V.C. was a point away from the victory for a second time when sophomore middle blocker Maggie Streelman had a kill. But Whittier Christian answered back with a Jaden Louie kill and a double hit violation on V.C. Another serving error put the Heralds up 19-18 and Deanna Blaine ended the marathon with her 14th kill. V.C. got out to a nine-point lead in the first set following four straight kills from four different players. At 15-6, it would be the largest lead of the night and the team would have 15 kills from six different players in the set. V.C. would trail 9-4 in the second set but senior outside hitter Cassie Palmer would do a lot of damage. First, she had one of her team-high 19 kills. Then she proceeded to serve nine straight points, the last two coming on aces. Whittier Christian would come back to tie the set and both teams went back and forth until the seventh kill from senior opposite hitter Brooke Coates put V.C. up 22-21. She would serve the final three

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Valley Christian senior outside hitter Cassie Palmer tries to get the ball past Jaden Louis (#5) and Stephanie Stevenson of Whittier Christian in last Thursday night's key Olympic League match. Palmer led the Lady Crusaders with 19 kills. Photo by Armando Vargas.

points, including two aces but following the last point of the set, she landed awkward on her right ankle in the middle of a small celebration and would not return the rest of the night. Rinks indicated that the ankle was not broken, but just sprained and anticipated her back in the lineup for the team’s Oct. 13 home match against Village Christian. Whittier Christian completely dominated the third set, leading 6-1 and later 15-6. Of the 13 points V.C. scored, a dozen were kills by Chandler, Palmer, Streelman or junior middle blocker Cierra Trudeau, who replaced Coates. “We honestly played pretty well in the third set,” Rinks said. “But we had a streak in the middle where they got four or five points in a row on their number one server and we also missed four serves in a row. That’s really hard to come back from.”

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the top 10 in latest polls, released this past Monday. V.C. is listed in the “others” category, meaning it is receiving some votes but not quite in the top 10. Whittier Christian was dropped from first to second, replaced by Downey who has former Whittier Christian star Joy Miley. V.C. will participate in the Marlborough Tournament on Saturday, then host its last regular season home match on Tuesday against Los Angeles Baptist. The second round of Olympic League action begins on Thursday at Maranatha. “I think we did a good job coming back after game three and then game four firing up,” Rinks said. “We kind of found our rhythm after that, getting back with Cierra coming in there in the middle. But I think it just shows we deserve a spot in the top 10 in the division. We’re not even ranked and I’m not sure why.”

The Heralds got out to another huge lead in the fourth set, 16-8, but this time, the Lady Crusaders were able to make it more respectable. An ace from junior Morgan Haner brought V.C. to within five points at 20-15. V.C. had 11 kills and three aces in the set. Chandler had 14 kills and four aces followed by Streelman (12) and Haner (eight). Senior setter Carley Berkenkamp had 50 assists while on defense, Mancia had 19 digs and Chandler and Haner each added 10 digs. Palmer led the team with five aces. “We did a phenomenal job tonight digging,” Rinks said. “Part of that is when you’re fired up and you have momentum, you perform better.” By virtue of the strong performance against Whittier Christian, the Lady Crusaders are nowOil knocking on the9/23/05 door of 1:33 PM Page 1 A0424-Used (Cerritos)

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