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ASSESSOR NOGUEZ, TWO OTHERS ARRESTED trict Attorney’s Office of Public Integrity went to the Olive Street home of Noguez in Huntington Park to arrest him early Wednesday morning, Noguez answered the front door wearing a pair of sleeping shorts and a t-shirt. After be-

LCCN Investigation Culminates With Arrests By Randy Economy and Brian Hews randy@cerritosnews.net publisher@cerritosnews.net

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez, Property Tax Agent Ramin Salari and Major Property Appraiser Mark McNeil were arrested on Wednesday in a massive political corruption scheme District Attorney Steve Cooley called the “biggest political corruption case” in the forty years as a professional criminal prosecutor. Noguez, Mc Neil and Salari are being accused of engaging in an elaborate and complex conspiracy to slash property values and save millions in

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Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley and other key prosecutors respond to a question from LCCN Reporter Randy Economy at Wednesday's Press Conference after the arrest of Noguez, Salari, and McNeil.

property taxes to help Salari’s clients. Los Cerritos/Lamplighter Newspaper was the first media outlet in Southern California to disclose information about the “pay-to-play” scheme. Cooley said the arrests and charges are part of a continu-

ing investigation into public corruption at the Assessor’s Office. Noguez, who announced he would take a leave of absence in June, returned to work briefly before going out on an indefinite medical leave. When members of the Dis-

La Mirada’s Infrastructure Plan Moves Forward City News Service The City is stepping up plans to repair more than $20-million in infrastructure in the current fiscal year. This amount is significantly higher than prior years. As the economy stabilizes after the “Great Recession,” the City plans to spend down capital project reserve funds, as construction prices remain favorable in the current economic environment. However, once these funds are spent, limited funding will be available to complete future infrastructure repairs. A recent engineering review of La Mirada’s infrastructure identified more than $67 million in infrastruc-

ture needs for streets, sewers, storm drains, traffic signals, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, bridges, and access ramps. A significant portion of this year’s Capital Projects Budget is dedicated to work identified in the engineer’s report. “These improvements will help correct some of the worst conditions found in La Mirada’s streets according to engineering studies,” says Public Works Director Steve Forster. “These projects will be occurring throughout La Mirada with several projects going at the same time.” Funding for $4,495,966 in street repair work is budgeted for streets rated

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CORRUPTION BY THE NUMBERS JUAN REYNALDO RODRIGUEZ aka: John Noguez 13 Counts of Embezzlement 5 Counts of Perjury 4 Counts of Soliciting Bribes 2 Counts of Conspiracy to Misappropriate Funds

Cooley: ‘Biggest Political Corruption Case In County History’ ing allowed to change clothes, the Assessor of the nation’s largest property tax collecting agency was handcuffed, and escorted to the back seat of an unmarked Sheriff’s car. Noguez was taken to a County jail facility in Downtown Los Angeles where he was fingerprinted, had his mug shot taken, processed,

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RAMIN SALARI 13 Counts of Embezzlement 8 Counts of Bribing an Executive Officer 2 Counts of Conspiracy

MARK McNEIL 13 Counts of Embezzlement 2 Counts of Conspiracy to Misappropriate Funds

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Over 50 Investigative Articles Published Over 3,000 Interviews Conducted With Sources Over 3,000 Emails Obtained Between Noguez, Salari, and Property Tax Agents, Assessor Staff 139 Visits to the LA County Hall of Administration, LA County Government Offices

Norwalk-La Mirada School Board Recognizes Outstanding Students By Rina Magsombol The Norwalk-La Mirada School District strives to recognize all students who contrubute to their respective schools. Such was the case at this past Tuesday’s Board meeting John Glenn High School theater company, The Thespian Group, was recognized for their performance of “Children of Lesser God,” and being the top oneact show in their state at the National

Thespian Festival at the University of Nebraska. Greg Puccia, John Glenn High School’s Principal warmed up the crowd for the stunningly-talented group of 12 students by introducing their instructor, Pat McLoy. The proud instructor introduced 12 of the students that evening in front of school board officials, their friends and family as well as PTA members.

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Artesia Council Denies Church Parking Variance By Rico Dizon

Photo by Rico Dizon Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, State Senator Alan Lowenthal, State, Former Cerritos Mayors Laura Lee and Joseph Cho, members of the Hubert Humphrey Democratic Club and local city officials greeted more than 300 guests who gathered at Cerritos Park East Oct. 12 to support Democratic victories in November.

Democrats Hold Rally at Cerritos Park East By Rico Dizon asdizon1@juno.com

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ore than 300 Democratic activists and friends gathered at Cerritos Park East on, Oct. 12 to support President Barack Obama and Democratic victories throughout Southeast Los Angeles County. The event was sponsored and hosted by former Cerritos Mayors Joseph Cho, PhD and Laura Lee, the Hubert Humphrey Democratic Club, and elected officials from the surrounding cities of Artesia, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood and Norwalk. Artesia councilman Victor Manalo welcomed those who attended and said that only at a Democratic event could they see such diversity in the room. Many ethnic groups were represented including Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Indian, Pakistani, Latino and African American. Former Cerritos Mayor Laura Lee spoke about the difference in philosophy between the two major political parties and said, “It is important for all of us in this room to work hard to support our candidates and officials so that we have many Democratic victories on Nov. 6.” States Senator Alan Lowenthal, Assemblymember Tony Mendoza, and Assembly candidates Ian Calderon (AD57), and Cristina Garcia (AD58), echoed Lee’s remarks and Gary Guthman, representative of AFSCME 36 urged NO on 32. Keynote Speaker, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez fired up the group with her speech and warnings of more problems if the Republicans were to take over the

White House or Congress. “Let us not forget how we got into this economic crisis in the first place, and the Republicans want us to go back to those same policies again. We have already tried them in the past, and they don’t work!” Sanchez reminded many of the business people in the room that the Republican Party says it is for business. “And it is, but only for big business and the corporations—not small business owners such as yourselves!” Sanchez encouraged everyone to get their friends and family out to the polls and vote. Artesia Councilman Manalo and Cerritos Commissioner Cindy Yen Chen introduced the local officials from surrounding cities including Artesia council members Miguel Canales and Tony Lima, Cerritos Councilman Mark Pulido, Hawaiian Gardens Mayor Pro Tem Victor Farfan, Lakewood Councilman Steve Croft, La Palma councilman Ralph Rodriguez and Norwalk councilman Marcel Rodarte. Guests included State Assembly Candidates Ian Caldron and Cristina Garcia, Host Committee members Artesia Councilmembers Miguel Canales, Tony Lima and Victor Manalo, Cerritos Councilman Mark Pulido, Hawaiian Gardens Mayor Pro Tem Victor Farfan, Lakewood Councilman Steve Croft, La Palma councilman Ralph Rodriguez, Norwalk councilman Marcel Rodarte and Event Committees members Hubert H. Humphrey Democratic Club members Mary Ann Tipton, Larry Caballero, Chris Duvali, and Beverly Porter, Cerritos Commissioner & Committee members Sultan Ahmad, Cindy Yen Chen, Sam Chu, Nick Kim, Kiyoung Ma and Richard Yu, Ph.D. and NKACOC Secretary Phil Ahn.

A Request by the Cerritos Presbyterian Church [CPC] for an off-street parking variance and modification to a Conditional Use Permit to convert an incidental gymnasium into a multi-purpose room for the property located at 11840 E. 178th St. was denied by the Artesia city council at its Oct. 8 meeting. Mayor Pro Tem Sally Flowers was absent. . Planning Director Okina Dor said the existing child care and youth educational center and gymnasium use were developed and approved by the City of Artesia in 2000 with low-impact uses on the surrounding residential neighborhood. In denying the request the council said approval of the variance would allow for a higher impact multi-purpose room use and would be inconsistent with the City’s original approval.” The council also noted granting of the variance for additional parking spaces

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API SCORES AT ALL TIME HIGH DESPITE BUDGET CUTS Credit Given to Teachers and Students By Jerry Bernstein editor@cerritosnews.net

The ABCUSD has much to be proud of. API scores for the ABC Unified School District rose from an average of 832 in 2010-11 to 848 based on the current enrollment of 20,976 students in the 30 District schools. Twenty ABC schools have met or exceeded the 800 API point score, up from the 18 schools last year. Schools with the highest scores included Leal Elementary (967), Carmenita Middle School (946), and Whitney High School (995). Superintendent Dr. Mary Sieu noted that four out

of five of the District’s elementary school s are at or over the API mark of 800. Members of the school board have all expressed pride in the District’s teachers, noting that despite budget cuts and furlough days made in the last four years they have remained focused on teaching and learning, Dr. Sieu said,” In light of diminishing resources that all public schools are facing, it is incredible that ABC has been able to raise the student academic achievement the past five years.” Schools with the biggest API scores are: Niemes Elementary, +35; Burbank Elementary, +46; Fedde Middle School, +56; Artesia High School, +28; ABC Secondary, +73; Tracy High School, +104. One of the largest shifts took place at Fedde Middle School in Hawaiian Gardens, where the school’s API score improved from 685 to 741, an increase

partially aided by a $1.5 million School Improvement Grant received by Fedde three years ago. The grant has created important resources and opportunities for the students in terms of providing intervention and help during the regular school day or after school. Students can get help on Saturdays and during the summer. Other improvements made at elementary schools located in the city of Artesia include Niemes, Burbank and Elliot, all scoring over 800. Scores at Artesia High School (788) and Gahr High School (790) are now almost even, but the demographics at each school are different. Dr. Sieu said this is attributed to the fact that at Artesia, a focus was made on students, of which English is a second language and those with learning disabilities. Basically each school has different needs, but the

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Oct. 8–14, 2012 Robbery: A robbery was reported on the 12700 block of Valley View Ave. The incident is currently under investigation. Aggravated Assault: An assault was reported on the 13600 block of Duffield Ave. The incident is also currently under investigation. Residential Burglary: Three residential burglary incidents were reported last week. A burglary was reported on the 15200 block of Vanada Rd. It was determined that no entry was actually made. An incident was reported on the 13400 block of Fontwell Ct. A computer and ac-

cessories were stolen from the residence. A burglary was reported on the 14200 block of Whiterock Dr. Various items were taken from the residence. Vehicle Burglary: Six vehicle burglaries were reported last week. A burglary was reported on the 14300 block of Firestone Blvd. Various electronics were stolen from the vehicle. An incident was reported on the 14300 block of Rosecrans Ave. A car stereo was taken from the vehicle. A third row seat was reported stolen in a vehicle burglary on the 14300 block of Firestone Blvd. A window smash burglary occurred on the 15300 block of Fairhope Dr. A tote bag containing various items was stolen. Two separate vehicle burglaries were reported on the 14300 block of Firestone Blvd. Third row seats, electronics, and cash were taken from the vehicles.

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Oct. 8–14, 2012 There were 28 Part I felony investigations conducted by members of the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station last week, up from 22 the week before. Increases were noted in robberies, commercial burglaries and vehicle burglaries. Residential burglaries declined and vehicle thefts remained the same. There were 277 calls for service handled by patrol personnel, down from 282 the previous reporting period. The new 2012 weekly average in calls for service is now 291. Two robberies were reported and both involved shoplifting incidents that escalated into physical contact. At 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday October 9 a loss prevention officer was attempting to detain a suspect at a retail store in the 11500 block of South Street when the suspect struggled in an attempt to flee. He was subdued and arrested. Just over an hour later another suspect fought with the same loss prevention officer while attempting to get away. He too was ultimately placed in custody. Residential burglaries dropped from seven to three last week. Two entries were made possible by open/unlocked doors or windows and a window was shattered in the third case. Cash, a safe, coins, jewelry, a camera and wallets were stolen. The 2012 weekly average in residential burglaries is now 4.9. We have previously mentioned that the residential burglar will try to enter the home with the least amount of effort. Leaving doors and windows open creates that effortless opportunity. In one case last week, a second story window was left open and was used as a point of entry. Regardless of where the door or window is located, make sure that you check and secure them prior to leaving the residence. Four commercial burglaries were logged last week, up from two the week before. Two school lockers were targeted for cell phones. A warehouse and a closed business were the other crime scenes where laptop computers were stolen. Two were recovered in the warehouse case. The 2012 weekly average in “other structure”/ commercial burglaries is 2.2. Vehicle burglaries rose from four to eight. Five occurred in high-volume commercial parking lots and two were SUVs. Cash, purses, a stereo, wallets, credit cards

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and a third-row seat (from an SUV) were taken. The 2012 weekly average in vehicle burglaries is 7.1. If a vehicle burglary suspect can see your property inside of the vehicle, he or she can steal it in seconds and leave you a shattered window to repair as well. Vehicle thefts remained the same at three last week. Two of the thefts involved high-volume commercial parking lots. An SUV, a Honda and a Toyota were stolen. The new 2012 weekly average in vehicle thefts remained at 3.9. There was no information to suggest that any of these vehicles were equipped with any type of anti-theft device. Transportation is the primary cause of vehicle thefts, therefore to the thief, any make or model will do. Consider a steering wheel locking device that serves as a good visual deterrent. Go to www.safercerritos.com for an extensive library of crime prevention tips, disaster preparedness information, and a variety of links to other pertinent sites. Opportunities Volunteers on Patrol Wanted The Cerritos Sheriff’s Station is seeking Volunteers on Patrol (VOPs). Patrolling the City in distinctly marked vehicles, VOPs assist with crime suppression, traffic control, vacation checks, special events and park security checks. They serve as additional “eyes and ears” for the Sheriff’s Department and train as first responders in the event of a major emergency or disaster. If you are interested in helping Cerritos maintain its reputation as a safe place to live and work, the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station encourages you to apply to be a VOP. For more information, contact the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station at (562) 860-0044, or visit the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station to obtain an application. Block Captains Wanted If you are interested in becoming a Block Captain in the Cerritos Neighborhood Watch, contact the Community Safety office at 562-916-1266. Block Captains act as contacts for the Sheriff’s Department and the Community Safety Division on behalf of their neighbors. They are also responsible for distributing information and do a great deal to promote public safety in Cerritos. Remember, informed citizens who use safe living strategies are safer citizens! We encourage residents, business owners, and their employees to consider joining the Virtual Block Club (VBC). If you are interested in helping our Sheriff’s Department prevent and reduce crime, and enhancing your own personal and neighborhood safety, join the VBC on-line at our website devoted to public safety in the City of Cerritos. We encourage you to share the information with your family, friends, and co-workers. Go to www.safercerritos. com to sign up.

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Continued from page 1 Connie Marie Jacobe, Stephanie Lainez, Cristal Marquez, Celine Martinez, Eric Mejia, Omar Morales, Adriana Pinkerton, Angelo Ramirez, Darrin Rensman, Angel Saavedra, Adrian Villagrana, and Ivette Zamora were all recognized for their exceptional talents. “I’m really impressed,” stated McLoy prior to listing off their names. The school board also assisted in funding their trip to compete at the festival, raising money through bakes sales and garage sales. From La Mirada High School, the High Welding Fabrication Team placed 7th at the SkillsUSA 48th Annual National Competition in Kansas City of Missouri. Jordan Asti, Ryan Cooper and Dakota Sun were three individuals recognized by their instructor, Brent Tuttle, an ROP Welding teacher. La Mirada finished in 7th place over 25 other high schools nationwide. The competition involved a written exam relating to welding fabrication and safety. Another part of the competition was a designing portion, as they fabricated three fire pits. “Out of all the fire pits, theirs’ was the most complex for a high school team – and that is what the judges said. Ours’ was really complex and it has a lot of angles,” announced Tuttle.

INFRASTUCTURE

Continued from page 1 as being in the greatest need, according to engineering reports. The work will include street rehabilitation, curb, gutter, and sidewalk repairs, and storm drain improvements to 42 neighborhood streets throughout La Mirada. This work is being engineered by three engineering firms as separate projects to expedite the improvements. Construction is scheduled to begin in February and be completed in July. An additional $2,727,415 is budgeted for the final phase of the Foster Park Neighborhood Improvements project, which is scheduled to begin in summer 2013. The project will be funded using redevelopment bond proceeds, which are currently frozen by the State. City officials are hopeful the bonds will be “unfrozen” by the State in late spring. Several street improvements are planned for La Mirada’s industrial area and will be completed using County and State funds. Street rehabilitation projects in advance of the I-5 freeway widening will begin in early 2013 using $2,500,000 in Measure R Transit funds. Improvements will be made to Firestone Boulevard South, Trojan Way, Alondra Boulevard, and Stage Road. In addition, Knott Avenue will be resurfaced under a cooperative arrangement with the City of Buena Park by the end of 2012. Some $300,000 in State funds is budgeted to complete this project.

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Major sidewalk improvements planned for Santa Gertrudes Avenue from Lemon Drive to Rosecrans Avenue are scheduled to begin in January and be completed in April. Work includes a new meandering sidewalk, curb and gutter repairs, new curb access ramps, street tree removal, and landscaping treatments. Two traffic signal improvement projects are planned for the intersections of Telegraph Road/Imperial Highway and Artesia Boulevard/Industry Circle. The traffic signal upgrades are estimated to cost a total of $731,200 and will be completed in summer 2013. The traffic signals will improve traffic flow and enhance safety at these intersections. Additional infrastructure repair projects will be undertaken in future years as sufficient funds become available.

Thank You La Mirada Lamplighter Editor Dear Jerry, Thank you for generously giving of your time to be guest speaker at the La Mirada Ebell meeting last Wednesday, October 10th. Our members appreciated hearing about the background history and future development of the La Mirada Lamplighter. We were delighted to hear journalist Rina Magsombol will

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ONLINE EDITOR/REPORTER RANDY ECONOMY STAFF WRITERS LOREN KOPFF-SPORTS EDITOR GLEN CREASON PRESIDENT/PUBLISHER BRIAN HEWS La Mirada Lamplighter is published weekly and delivered to La Mirada. La Mirada Lamplighter has been established as a newspaper of general circulation in La Mirada September 17, 1975, case number C132043 and Los Angeles County. Based on this legal status we are eligible to publish Legal Notices and Fictitious Business Name Statements. Reproduction in whole or part of any material in the La Mirada Lamplighter without permission of the publisher is prohibited. ©2012

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Harbor Freight Tools Opens In La Mirada

Pictured left to right: Deborah Ellis, Bill Sanders, Mayor Pro Tem Steve De Ruse, District Manager Jeff Pace, Store Manager Jim Bui, Dustin Dahl, Councilmember Lawrence Mowles, Councilmember Steve Jones, David Cassidy. Harbor Freight Tools recently held a grand opening celebration in recognition of its location in La Mirada at 14345 Firestone Boulevard. La Mirada City officials and Chamber of Commerce members attended the opening with Harbor Freight Tools District Manager Jeff Pace, and Store Manager Jim Bui.

Harbor Freight Tools is one of the largest tool and equipment retailers in the U.S., offering a wide selection of brand-name tools, as well as specialty items. The family-owned company provides service to over 20 million customers online and in over 400 stores located nationwide.

LM Christian Church Holds Community Hymn Singspiration

The October Singspiration will be this Sunday, Oct. 21 at 5:30 pm. The November Singspiration will be on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 5:30 pm, and will feature a special tribute to Veterans and their families. Complimentary refreshments will be served following each event. It is suggested you arrive a few minutes early the evening of the event as seating fills up quickly. Each Sunday morning at 10:00 am La Mirada Christian Church offers its weekly multi-generational worship

service with a balanced mix of hymns and contemporary music, presented at a pleasing decibel level with Midlife adults in mind, plus dynamic expository teaching of the Bible. La Mirada Christian Church is located at 12104 Los Coyotes Ave., behind The Home Depot. For more information, contact Pastor Jay Mahan at (562) 943-2213, ext. 1, e-mail at: Jay@ LaMiradaChurch.com, or by visiting the church website at: www.LaMiradaChurch.com.

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Second Annual Bra-Vo Art Exhibit and Fundraising Event to Support Breast Cancer Survivors The second annual Bra-Vo fundraising event will be held at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 4 pm. The event will begin with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments followed by entertainment including performances from Little Willie G. and Jessica Golden. The highlight of the evening will be a lively “Survivor Walk” of the bras modeled by the artists. PIH Health is proud to be a part of Bra-Vo, an art exhibit designed to give breast cancer survivors a way of expressing themselves through art. BraVo utilizes “bras” as the art form in which the artist can create an illustration of herself. The purpose of Bra-Vo is to provide a me a n i ng f u l o p p or t u n it y f o r breast cancer survivors to express and share their experience, increase awareness of breast cancer and raise funds that will be used to support services to patients

at the Patricia L. Scheifly Breast Health Center at PIH Health. Little Willie G. began his career in the mid-60s as a lead singer for “Thee Midniters” the legendary R&B group from East Los Angeles. An iconic and charismatic figure/singer on stage, he has drawn comparisons to Jackie Wilson and Frank Sinatra. Jessica Golden is a stand-up comedian best known for co-hosting The Adam Carolla Show and lending commentary on E!, VH-1, truTV, CMT and the style network. She performs in comedy clubs and colleges all over the country, special events and was featured in “Best of the Fest” at the Montreal Comedy Festival. Individual tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the Mariposa Boutique located inside the Patricia L. Scheifly Breast Health Center. For tickets and more information on this exciting event, please call 562.698.0811 Ext. 15638.

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Continued from page 1 and then lead to a private jail cell. Within an hour of the Noguez arrest, both Mc Neil, and Salari were handcuffed and taken into custody at two other locations in Los Angeles County. McNeil at his home in the Venice area, and Salari at his multi-million dollar mansion in the San Fernando Valley. All are being held on bails of at least $1.1 to $1.3 million. They are expected to appear in Division 30 of at the Claire Shortridge Justice Building on Friday. Los Cerritos Community Newspaper will be present during the appearance. “Los Angeles County voters and taxpayers deserve honest, hardworking elected and appointed officials who will serve the best interests of the people,” Dist. Atty. Cooley said during a press conference Wednesday. “Residents must have confidence that their government is not for sale to the highest bidder or the highest briber.” Cooley reminded members of the media on Wednesday that “his real name is Juan Renaldo Rodriguez.” “Even his name John Noguez is a lie,” Cooley said. Salari, the flashy tax consultant and campaign contributor to Noguez, was arrested at a residence in Encino by D.A. investigators. The 49-year-old is being held on $1.36 million bail. All of Salari’s financial assets were frozen on Wednesday as well, Cooley said. McNeil, a principal assessor promoted by Noguez to head the Major Appraisal Division, was arrested at

his home in West Los Angeles by D.A. investigators. The 54-year-old is being held on $1.16 million bail. The complaint’s Overt Acts allege that Noguez accepted $185,000 in bribes from Salari between February and September, 2010. Noguez also received a list of properties represented by Salari. Soon after receiving the checks and the list, Noguez’ chief appraiser, McNeil, appeared at hearings and reduced the assessed value on numerous properties, including the Old Spaghetti Factory, and properties in Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach, Torrance and Los Angeles. The complaint also alleges Noguez also told appraiser Scott Schenter to “take care of our buddy Ramin,” and, “We have to take care of our donors.” Schenter was charged previously in a separate complaint. Noguez is charged with 24 felony counts, including four counts of accepting bribes; five counts of perjury, two counts of conspiracy; and 13 counts of misappropriation by a public officer. The complaint alleges the fraud and embezzlement exceeds $500,000. Salari is charged with 23 felony counts, including eight counts of bribing an executive officer; two counts of conspiracy; and 13 counts of misappropriation. In addition to allegedly bribing Noguez, Salari is charged with four counts of paying appraiser Scott Schenter $100,000 in bribes. McNeil is charged with 14 felony counts, including one count of conspiracy and 13 counts of misappropriation by a public officer.

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Schenter, who worked from 1988 to early 2011 as a county appraiser, was charged in a separate complaint with allegedly slashing values on multimillion dollar homes, condos and businesses in Beverly Hills, Brentwood and Pacific Palisades. He allegedly secured campaign contributions from the owners of those homes and business for Noguez. Deputy District Attorneys Susan Schwartz and Michele Gilmer are prosecuting the case. If convicted as charged, Noguez faces up to 30 years, four months in state prison; Salari faces up to 29 years, four months in state prison; and McNeil faces up to 20 years, eight months in state prison. During the press announcement about the arrests, Cooley told LCCN that additional arrests are “pending.” “This criminal case is still evolving,” he said. Many sources tell LCCN that several of Noguez past political donors, as well as campaign advisors are considered to be part of the massive probe. Court documents filed claim that Salari was listed as owning more than $3.3 million in assets, including property in Calabasas now in escrow, a new Ferrari worth $229,000, a Mercedes, BMW and Infiniti. "The chutzpah is way out there," Cooley said. "I've been with this office for nearly four decades," he added. "This particular case strikes me as the largest, most significant public corruption case in terms of county government during that time frame."

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Also in the indictment, the Los Angeles County Property Appeals Board reviewed nine different properties represented by Salari. Assessor Representative Roger Walls, who has not been arrested or charged but is named in the complaint, recommended an assessed value well below the value recommended by the testifying appraiser, according to the complaint. Noguez's lawyer, Michael Proctor told media members that the arrest “contradicts earlier promises” made by the Cooley office during the course of the investigation. "John Noguez has been given assurances by the District Attorney's Office that he would have the opportunity to tell his side of this controversy before any final charging decision was made," Proctor said in a statement Wednesday. "By arresting Mr. Noguez today, before honoring that commitment, the District Attorney's Office is communicating that this was not in fact a search for truth, but a one-sided, result-driven investigation aimed at `getting' Mr. Noguez." Cooley responded: “All Noguez has to do is waive his Miranda rights and I have plenty of prosecutors willing to talk to him."

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NLMUSD Holds First Annual College Expo Day

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ROP were also present at the community event to talk about their services. The occasion featured a welcome greeting from Superintendent Dr. Ruth Perez and a special message from Congresswoman Linda Sanchez. The idea was born when middle and high school counselors of the school district, at one of their monthly meetings, were discussing ways to revamp a district college handbook. In the past, the district’s high schools and middle schools held their own college information nights. The counselors decided to have an event for all the schools Soon, the district counselor team of Irene Rifilato (Norwalk High School), David Hallum (La Mirada High School), Candida Hernandez (Los Coyotes Middle School) and Jenny Amaya (Waite Middle School) were chosen by the other counselors to organize the new expo. The team received full support from district officials, including from the Educational Services office-Angela Lenhart (Secretary) and Dr. Albert Clegg (Director K12 Instructional Support Services). Students and parents were generally

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Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by LANE TURNER AND VIRGINIA TURNER, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 11/23/2010 and recorded 12/2/2010, as Instrument No. 20101767646, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 11/13/2012 at 1:00PM, At the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building, located at 395 South Thomas Street, Pomona, California 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: 5925 IBBETSON 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 $481,963.14. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state.Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case 12-0064281. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281-8219 By: Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.169437 10/19, 10/26, 11/02/2012

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TTD No.: 20111079564302 Loan No.: 10755097 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01-23-2007 UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 11-09-2012 at 11:00 A.M., TITLE TRUST DEED SERVICE COMPANY, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 03-22-2007, as Instrument No. 20070647222, in book -, page -, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA , executed by BRUCE CHUL HA WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) at BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 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: APN No.: 7022-009-020 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 18012 STOWERS AVE CERRITOS CA 90703-8925 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale of property will be made in "as is" condition, 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 $261,848.51 The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-730-2727 for information regarding the trustee's sale, or visit this Internet Web site www.lpsasap. com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 20111079564302. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 10-16-2012 TITLE TRUST DEED SERVICES COMPANY BRENDA B. PEREZ, AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.lpsasap.com 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. We are assisting the Beneficiary to collect a debt and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose whether received orally or in writing. A-4316482 10/19/2012, 10/26/2012, 11/02/2012

Hundreds of students and parents descended on the Norwalk-La Mirada School District headquarters as the school district hosted the 1st Annual NLMUSD College Expo Day 2012 this last Thursday. The district-the 15th largest in California-welcomed representatives from colleges and universities from all over Southern California and beyond, to interact with students and parents, hand out brochures and other literature containing important information and answer questions they might have. Each representative had an information table in which parents and students were able to discuss the requirements to attend the college or university.

Also, topical workshops were presented during two session times. In Session 1, Tiana Otabuah (UCI) presented a workshop on “College 101”; Kaplan Test Prep presented “SAT Test Prep”; UCLA presented “Tips on Writing a Personal Statement”; and Cypress College presented a workshop on “Financial Aid”. During Session 2, Otabuah presented a workshop on “What Juniors Need to Know”; Cerritos College presented “Community College and Transferring”; CSUF presented a workshop on “Early Outreach Program (UOP)”; and Cypress College presented a second workshop on “Financial Aid”. Representatives from the City of Norwalk, City of La Mirada, PTA, and

CALIFORNIA AUCTION AD NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the contents of the following storage units will be offered for sale by public auction to highest bidder for enforcement of storage lien. The auction will be held on or after Nov. 6th at 2:30 pm. Location: Extra Space Storage, 10753 Artesia Blvd. Cerritos, CA 90703. Terms: Cash, Extra Space Storage reserves the right to refuse any bid or cancel auction. Name of Auctioneer: West Coast Auctioneers Bond #137857. The following units are scheduled for auction: (Customer Names) Kathleen Overleese Nurses Plus Inc. Addierene Peters Emelyne Barbers Therese Walker Morris Jones Robert Mildner Melissa Aspey Denver Hornsby

Aurora Ledesma Robert Mildner Ardener Harmon Adie Swindall Jr.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S No. 1363132-10 APN: 8042-007-006 TRA: 006909 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx0149 REF: Kamerer, Mark IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED January 07, 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 November 07, 2012, at 9:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded January 21, 2005, as Inst. No. 05 0156015 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Mark O Kamerer, a Married Man, as His Sole and Separate Property, 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 specified in section 5102 of the financial code and authorized to do business in this state: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza Pomona, 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: 14210 Gagely Dr. La Mirada, CA 90638. 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: $286,625.22. 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (619)590-1221 or visit the internet website www.rppsales.com, using the file number assigned to this case 136313210. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web Site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. For sales information: (619)590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: October 10, 2012. (R420230 10/18/2012, 10/25, 11/01)

APN: 8065-007-012 TS No: CA0900204812-1 TO No: 5907596 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/16/2007. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 11/14/2012 at 09:00 AM, Vineyard Ballroom at Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, MTC FINANCIAL INC. dba TRUSTEE CORPS, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on 02/27/2007 as Instrument No. 20070420913 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by ENRIQUE MAGDALENO AND PATRICIA MAGDALENO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP,, as Trustor(s), in favor of E*TRADE WHOLESALE LENDING CORP. as Lender and MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC as nominee for Lender, its successors and/or assigns as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust 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: 15217 MANZANARES ROAD , LA MIRADA, CA 90638 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 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 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. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $400,857.41 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a 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 specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. 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. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about Trustee Sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call Auction.com at 800.280.2832 for information regarding the Trustee's Sale or visit the Internet Web site address on the previous page for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA09002048-12-1. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. DATE: 10/12/2012 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA09002048-12-1 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Lupe Tabita, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.Auction.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL AUCTION.COM AT 800.280.2832 TRUSTEE CORPS MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P993535 10/19, 10/26, 11/02/2012

pleased to have a “one-stop” event to obtain college education information. It wasn’t long after the 2 ½ hour affair started, that the team realized the event was a success, and discussions began, to provide a larger venue for next year’s offering. Rifilato, staring out at the overflowing crowd told us they didn’t know what to expect at the first event, “We didn’t know what kind of turnout we would have, this is so exciting.” She said the idea makes sense, “This is what we do (the counselors), we communicate with colleges, so let’s have it all in one spot.” Amaya acknowledged that everyone has different options, but told us the message is about the importance of students continuing their education, “We want our kids going to college. Our motto is-it’s not a dream, it’s a plan.”

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 120061262 Doc ID #0001593289162005N Title Order No. 12-0108262 Investor/Insurer No. 159328916 APN No. 8037-049-002 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/15/2007. 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 THERESA E ALFONSO, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 03/15/2007 and recorded 3/23/2007, as Instrument No. 20070663265, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 11/14/2012 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los AngelesNorwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 16307 GLEN ALDER COURT, LA MIRADA, CA, 90638. 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 $902,251.60. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder's Office. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 12-0061262. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: -- Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose.A-4303634 10/19/2012, 10/26/2012, 11/02/2012

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No: F537714 CA Unit Code: F Loan No: 0999918014/ RODAS Investor No: 169023745 AP #1: 7054029-008 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY, as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier's, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: DAVID J. RODAS, JEANNETTE H. RODAS Recorded December 16, 2005 as Instr. No. 05 3104148 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 6, 2012 as Instr. No. 20121002668 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 NOVEMBER 2, 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. 19403 ALBERT AVE, 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 7, 2012, AT 10:30 A.M. *NEAR THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA POMONA, CA 91766 At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $250,177.26. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 480-5690 or (800) 843-0260 ext 5690 or visit this Internet Web site: http://www.tacforeclosures.com/sales, using the file number assigned to this case F537714 F. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Date: October 5, 2012 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY as said Trustee, T.D. Service Company Agent for the Trustee and as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary CINDY GASPAROVIC, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 4000 W. Metropolitan Drive, Suite 400 Orange, CA 92868-0000 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available , the expected opening bid and/ or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or (800) 8430260 ext 5690 or you may access sales information at http://www.tacforeclosures.com/sales TAC# 960058 PUB: 10/18/12, 10/25/12, 11/01/12


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Jim Sherman Named CEO at Hawaiian Gardens Tri-City Regional Medical Center Veteran health care executive Jim Sherman, who has worked with some of the largest and most respected hospitals in southern California, has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Tri-City Regional Medical Center. For the past year, Sherman has served as a consultant to the hospital as Executive Director of Hospital Operations. Prior to Tri-City Regional Medical Center, Sherman served as interim Chief Executive Officer for Sherman Oaks Hospital and Grossman Burn Center in Sherman Oaks, California. Most recently he served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California, successfully rebuilding the main campus and improving employee engagement. “This is a tremendous community hospital that serves as a major asset for local residents and those all over greater Los Angeles and Orange Counties,” said Sherman. “Our long term strategic plans are

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game at 21-21 on his seven-yard run. After Bellflower regained the lead, the first half ended when junior Jorge Perez booted a 43yard field goal. The Lancers took their second lead of the game on their first play of the second half when Penny took it to the house for an 82-yard run. That would be the only score by either team in the third quarter. Penny has now scored 19 touchdowns on the ground with five going for at least 55 yards. The lead would trade hands twice and after Penny picked off Williams deep in Bellflower territory, it looked as if the Lancers would ice the game. But with 3:02 re-

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NORWALK CONTINUES TO MARCH TOWARDS HIGH SPOT IN LEAGUE SUBURBAN LEAGUE GIRLS VOLLEYBALL By Loren Kopff lorenkopff@aol.com

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ust two seasons ago, the Norwalk girls volleyball program had hit rock bottom, going 1-13 overall and finishing dead last in the Suburban League. But in 2012, the Lady Lancers aren’t just primed to go to the playoffs for the second straight season. If all of the cards fall into place, Norwalk could finish as high as second place, or at the very least third place, which hasn’t happened since 2001. This past Tuesday afternoon, Norwalk swept visiting John Glenn 25-22, 25-16, 25-23 to improve to 6-5 overall and 5-2 in the league. “I kind of played my reserves today,” said Norwalk first-year head coach Jesse Gonzalez. “I have strong four but I just figured I’ll play some of my subs.” Both teams traded points throughout the first rotation of the first set and when the score reached 9-7 in favor of Glenn, Gonzalez called a timeout but didn’t speak to his team. Instead, he made the players run sprints across the court. That didn’t seem to make much of a difference immediately as the Lady Eagles took a 12-7 lead on back to back kills from senior setter Gabby Cruz. Glenn’s lead reached 16-10 before it all fell apart. “It was just a form of waking them up,” Gonzalez said of the timeout. “They know what they’re supposed to do and they know what they’re capable of doing.” Following a kill from junior outside

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Continued from page 12 maining in regulation, Penny fumbled and the Bucs got the ball at their own 30-yard line. Bellflower drove all the way to the Norwalk 24-yard line where Sanchez tied the game with a 41-yard field goal with 2.4 seconds left. Although Penny led everyone with 292 yards on 21 carries, it was the work of Hunley that frustrated the Norwalk defense. Hunley rushed for 264 yards on 44 carries while two other players combined for 26 yards on nine touches. “They had a good game plan and obviously he had some yards on us,” Ceniceros said. “We didn’t end up playing good today. You have to be able to win the big games and obviously we didn’t.” McAllister added 77 yards on 10 carries while senior wingback Bryan Sullivan

hitter Viviana Gomez, she served seven straight points with five aces. Glenn was able to tie the set three more times but kills from 5’ 9” senior middle blocker Michelle Macias, senior outside hitter Brenae Brown and 5’ 8” sophomore middle blocker Jazmin Guzman allowed Norwalk to steal the first set. “We don’t have a lot of hitters that kill the ball or that hit the ball real hard,” said Glenn head coach David Cruz. “So we don’t have anybody that we can rely on to get points. We’re fortunate that they serve into the net, which they did a lot. That’s the way we were getting our points and that’s the way we got our lead.” It was all Norwalk in the second set, racing to leads of 8-2 and 13-6. But after the Lady Eagles (1-11, 0-8) rallied to trail by a point at 16-15, a Guzman kill gave the serve to freshman defensive specialist Kathleen Perez, where she reeled off five straight points. The third set featured five ties in the early going before five straight points from Gomez put the Lady Lancers in front to stay. A kill from Glenn senior libero Jayme Leal made it 24-23 before junior setter Dayna Moreno’s kill capped off Norwalk’s second straight sweep and fifth of the season. Guzman and Macias led everyone with 14 kills followed by nine from Gomez and eight from Brown, giving Norwalk a formidable offensive attack that can go toe to toe against Cerritos and La Mirada within the final week of the regular season. Norwalk hosted first place Mayfair on Oct. 18 and will travel to Artesia on Tuesday and Cerritos on Thursday. The Cerritos match could likely decide third and fourth place. chipped in with 60 yards on eight carries. Penny also caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Jacquise Hooper midway through the fourth quarter. On defense, junior Aaron Armendarez and sophomore Jacob Carr each had seven and a half tackles. Norwalk’s offense ran two more plays and the number of carries Hunley had and the Lancers were on the field for just under 16 minutes. Norwalk will be off tonight before closing the regular season on Oct. 26 against its city rival John Glenn. The Lancers dropped to fourth place in the league with the top three getting automatic playoff berths. Norwalk will also get a forfeit victory over Cerritos and could end the regular season at 8-2 overall and 4-2 in the league. The Lancers still have an outside chance of becoming co-league champions or still second place outright. “This was a tough loss and it’s going to be tough for me to get over,” Ceniceros said.

Over the past 15 seasons, the best league mark for the Lady Lancers was 8-4 back in 1999. Two seasons later, they went 7-5 and three times since then, the best Norwalk did was 6-6. “We’re trying to do better than we did last year,” Gonzalez said. “I think we can get second. It just takes hard work at practice.” “They play excellent defense,” David Cruz said. “They don’t let anything fall. They move their feet. They’re excellent in serve receive and it seems like they have flawless fundamentals defensively. And, they have some girls who are aggressive and can put the ball away. I can see them beating Cerritos a second time.” The Lady Eagles, who are mired in their worst season in over 15 seasons, were led by senior outside hitter Denise Miranda (nine kills) and Cruz (six kills).They visit Mayfair on Tuesday and host Artesia on Thursday. Two seasons ago, Glenn went 3-15 overall and 2-10 in league. “I was frustrated about two weeks ago,” David Cruz said. “I’m pretty much over that. Against Cerritos [on Oct. 9] when I saw the [lack of] fight in our team…it kind of summarized our season. We find ways to lose a game and once we get down, there’s not a lot of fight in us to get back in the game.”

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NOTICE OF PROPOSED PURCHASE OF DEPOSIT LIABILITIES Notice is hereby given that First Choice Bank, 17414 Carmenita Road, Cerritos, California 90703, has filed with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation an application to purchase from Evergreen International Bank, deposits and related liabilities, which will be transferred to the main office of First Choice Bank in Cerritos upon close of the transaction. Any person wishing to comment on this application may file his or her comments in writing with the Regional Director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation at its regional office, 25 Jessie Street at Ecker Square, Suite 2300, San Francisco, California 94105 not later than November 17, 2012, the 30th day following the date of the first required publication. The non-confidential portions of the application are on file at the Corporation's office and are available for public inspection during regular business hours. Photocopies of the non-confidential portion of the application file will be made available upon request. Published pursuant to Section 303.7(c) of the rules and regulations of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. October 18, 2012

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CITY OF CERRITOS STATE OF CALIFORNIA NOTICE TO BIDDERS OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF 183RD STREET IMPROVEMENTS, GRIDLEY ROAD TO PALO VERDE AVENUE PROJECT NO. 13055, BID NO. 1153-13 Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Cerritos, County of Los Angeles, State of California, hereby invites sealed bids for the following: “CONSTRUCTION OF 183RD STREET IMPROVEMENTS, GRIDLEY ROAD TO PALO VERDE AVENUE, PROJECT NO. 13055, BID NO. 1153-13.” The work or improvement to be performed generally consists of cold milling 2" of existing asphalt concrete (AC), crack sealing the existing AC, and construction of a 2" AC overlay. Additional improvements also include the removal & replacement of deficient curb & gutter, sidewalk, and wheelchair access ramps; adjustment of utilities to grade; and re-striping of stop bars. Sealed bids shall be delivered to the City Clerk of the City of Cerritos at or before 11:00 AM on November 13, 2012, at the office of the City Clerk, City of Cerritos, First Floor, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield Avenue at 183rd Street, Cerritos, California 90703 and marked “CONSTRUCTION OF 183RD STREET IMPROVEMENTS, GRIDLEY ROAD TO PALO VERDE AVENUE, PROJECT NO. 13055, BID NO. 1153-13.” A set of Contract Documents, including the Plans and Specifications, may be purchased at the Engineering Division of the City of Cerritos for $25.00 ($30.00 if mailing is requested). There will be no refund for return of the Contract Documents. Return of such documents is not required. The City of Cerritos reserves the right to reject any and all bids, or portions of any and all bids, or waive any informality or irregularity in a bid to the extent allowed by law. No bid will be accepted from a contractor who has not been licensed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 9, Division III of the Business and Professions Code of the State of California. The contractor must possess a license of the following classification at the time the contract is awarded (and must maintain this license classification through completion of the project): “A” or “C12” is required. The bidder's attention is also directed to Section 7028.15 of the Business and Professions Code. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1776, et al. of the Labor Code of the State of California, the Director of Industrial Relations for the State of California has determined the general prevailing rate of wages and employer payments for health and welfare, vacations, pensions and similar purposes applicable to the work to be done. These rates shall be the minimum rates for this project. Rates are available on the Internet at http://www.dir.ca.gov/DLSR/PWD. In addition, the information can be obtained by calling the Division of Labor Statistics and Research’s Prevailing Wage Unit at (415) 703-4774, or by faxing the Prevailing Wage Unit at (415) 703-4771, or by writing to: California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Statistics and Research, Prevailing Wage Unit, P.O. Box 420603, San Francisco, CA, 94142. This is a federally assisted project and the provisions of the federal standards, rules, regulations and requirements including Davis-Bacon prevailing wage rates will be enforced. The higher of the two, state prevailing wage or Davis Bacon, shall apply. By order of the City of Cerritos Dated/posted/published: October 19, 2012 Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 10/19/12


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Valley Christian Slips Back in Standings, Suffers Rare Home Loss to Maranatha OLYMPIC LEAGUE GIRLS VOLLEYBALL By Loren Kopff lorenkopff@aol.com

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n a match that was decided by nine points, an error here or there could make the difference in who comes away with a sweep and who gets swept. Valley Christian hooked up with Maranatha this past Tuesday night in a key Olympic League girls volleyball tilt and the Lady Crusaders were a few plays away from sweeping the Minutemen. Instead, it was the other way around as V.C. was stunned at home, 25-20, 28-26, 26-24 and lost a home match to Maranatha for the first time since Oct. 3, 2000. The loss was even more devastating to the Lady Crusaders because they were hoping to avenge an earlier four-set loss to the Minutemen while at the same time stay close to front-running Whittier Christian. “The first game was [25-20] and really that’s two plays,” said V.C. head coach Brett Rinks. “That’s a four-point swing with two errors. Games two and three were both two-point games, so that’s a one-error difference. It was a sweep either way with just a four-point difference in our errors.” The first set was played as close as anyone could play an opening set. The set was tied 16 times and there were eight lead changes. The largest lead for V.C. was only one point, which occurred seven times. Maranatha’s biggest lead was just two, which happened five times until a kill from Julianne Tyler made it 23-20. In fact, Maranatha scored the final six points of the set. V.C. (15-5 overall, 2-3 in league) seemed to have its first burst of momentum when it owned leads of 11-6 and 14-7 in the second set. Senior opposite hitter Morgan Haner and sophomore opposite hitter Karly Dantuma each slammed three kills as part of those first 14 points. The Lady Crusaders continued to lead until a kill from Emily Anderson tied the set at 22-22. A kill from senior outside hitter Alyx Henry temporarily prevented Maranatha from winning the set and made it 24-24. Then V.C. was serving for the set after a kill from junior middle blocker Amanda Chamberlain. However, a kill from Lauren Holstein, a block from Kendra Logan and an ace from Taylor Chamberlain foiled that chance. The third set was similar to the first set and had eight ties and four lead changes. Again, the Lady Crusaders, ranked ninth in the California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section’s Division II-A, were unable to mount any strong surges and didn’t have a lead of greater than two, which came at 7-5. But, V.C. held Maranatha at match point five times thanks to three aces from senior libero Cayla Palmer, a kill from Amanda Chamberlain and a block from junior outside hitter Maggie Streelman. “I think we really confused them at the net,” Rinks said. “Our kills kind of show it. We had a lot of kills for a three-set match. That was part of our new offense we’re running.” But Logan and Holstein posted kills to end that rally and send the Lady Crusader fans home much earlier than anticipated. It

was only the third three set match all season for V.C., having swept Mayfair back on Sept. 6 and losing in three to Whittier Christian on Oct. 9. In fact, since 2007 and against the current Olympic League members, V.C. has been involved in 12 league matches that have gone five sets, more than the other four league teams. “All of these are going to be battles, whether they go three, four or five,” Rinks said. “It’s just depending on the night and both teams and all that kind of stuff. But all of the games are going to close between us, Maranatha, Village [Christian] and Whittier [Christian]. It just comes down to the team who steps up that night.” Haner led V.C. with 14 kills and five aces while Henry added 10 kills. Amanda Chamberlain and Dantuma each chipped in with seven kills as the Lady Crusaders visited Village Christian on Oct. 18 and will cap their regular season home slate on Tuesday against last place Heritage Christian. With Whittier Christian knocking off Village Christian this past Tuesday night, the Oct. 18 match will most likely decide third and fourth place.

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