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FORMER ARTESIA MAYOR GRETCHEN WHITNEY DIES AT 99

Cerritos Council Rescinds Fee Increase for Use of Athletic Fields By Jerry Bernstein

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Former Artesia Mayor Gretchen Whitney died on Tuesday morning at the Artesia Christian Home at the age of 99

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er great grandson Robert Yeutter announced the passing of his grandmother in a phone conversation with Los Cerritos Community Newspaper. “This is a very sad day,” Yeutter said. He also pointed out that Whitney was going to celebrate her 100th birthday in just two weeks. “She was looking forward to it,” he said. Whitney had been both a former member of the Artesia City Council and was also elected to the very first ABC Unified School District Board of Education back in 1965. Dr. Mary Sieu, the current Superintendent for the dis-

PHOTO BY ROBERT YEUTTER The marquee in front of Whitney High School pays tribute to former Artesia Mayor, and longtime ABC Unified School District Member Gretchen Whitney who died this week at the age of 99. trict told LCCN in an interview that it was Whitney who actually “came up with the name ABC Unified School District.” “From what I understand, when the Alondra School District, Bloomfield School District and Carmenita School District

merged into one new unified school system, it was Mrs. Whitney who came up with the actual name of ABC Unified School District.” Sieu said. “Whitney High School  in

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he Cerrito City Council voted to rescind an increase in fees for the use of the city’s athletic fields and the Cerritos Olympic Swim and Fitness Center. League it had approved at its Nov. 19 meeting, The council instructed staff to return the proposal back to the Recreation Commission for further review and study Greg Berg, director of Community Safety Services told the council there were currently seven approved youth leagues, four adult leagues and two swim clubs using city recreational facilities. Of the total there were 769 Cerritos residents, which represents 36 percent of all participants. Little league officials and members complained that communication between the Recreation Department and themselves were non-existent and complained their organizations had not been notified about the

increase in fees. The said while their organizations had been told in 2010 that a fee increase was coming. “That was two years ago,” they asserted, “and during that period new officers and been elected who are volunteers and new members had joined their groups, with the information being lost in the process. Other said they feel like they were not being treated as equals but were being treated like subordinates. “The doors of communication have been closed,” they complained. “They must be opened and meetings scheduled at regular intervals.” Others wanted to know why they have to reserve the fields when they are not being used and when the season is over. One said he and his two sons were told the fields were not open while they were playing catch. The council agreed that better communication was needed. They instructed staff to set up a

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20 Lakewood Residents Seek Appointment to City Council Residential By Randy Economy randy@cerritosnews.net

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wenty Lakewood residents have submitted applications to fill the vacancy on the city council after the recent death of longtime Councilman Larry Van Nostran. At a special meeting on Tuesday night, the Lakewood City Council voted to create an “Ad Hoc Committee” of two council members to “further review the applications” of the 20 hopefuls. Vice Mayor Steve Croft and Council Member Jeff Wood, will be working to whittle down the list of applicants down to five finalists. Wood and Croft plan to present their list of five finalists at a special meeting of the city coun-

cil on December 27. By state law, the council can choose to appoint a Lakewood resident to the council vacancy by January 8, 2013, or they could reject all of the applications and call for a special election to take place on June 4, 2013. “I was impressed by the quantity and the quality of the applications we received, both from long-time civic leaders and average residents who want to serve their community,” said Mayor

Diane DuBois. “The full range of applications was really heart-warming to me, and it shows that Lakewood is full of smart, caring residents who are ready to serve their city. Our council has successfully used this Ad Hoc Committee process before with unique issues, and I’m hopeful it can help us with this subject too.” Here is a list of the 20 applicants: Abraham Alexander, Larry Andre, Bill Baca, Heidi Bender, James Dolan, Cassandra Fanton, Steve Hansen, Joy Janes, Thomas Phillips, Ron Piazza, Sherry Powell, Laura SanchezRamirez, Gregory Slaughter, Vicki Stuckey, Marc Titel, Ron Wade, Donald Waldie, Rochessa Washington, Tom Weisenberger and Fabrizio Zazzeron.

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he La Palma Police Department wants the community to be aware that over the past few months, there has been a marked increase in Residential Burglaries. It is recommended that residents: Lock all doors, sliders, and windows. Install auxiliary locks to sliders and windows. Keep garage door closed and lock all doors leading from the garage

into the home. Activate alarms before leaving home. Also, pay attention to what is going on in your neighborhood. Let your neighbors know if workers will be on your property or in your home. Any repair workers or utility representatives you have not set an appointment with, ask for I.D. and call the company to confirm their identity Please be alert and remember; IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING. To report any suspicious persons or activities, to the La Palma Police at (714) 690-3370, or in case of an emergency call 911.

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ARTESIA FAMILY STILL SEARCHES FOR KILLER OF JONATHAN MUSE FIVE YEARS AFTER SLAYING By Randy Economy This week, Jonathan Muse would have been celebrating his 22nd birthday here in the Artesia, Cerritos community he called home. Instead, law enforcement officials continue to be at a standstill in finding the people who were responsible for his murder that took place at 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20, 2008.  Jonathan was riding his bicycle to visit a friend when he was shot on Pioneer Boulevard under the 91 Freeway.  Five years have passed since the murder of the teenager, and his grandmother

Marie O’Donnell is still seeking justice. “I think about my dear Jonathan each and every day. I miss him so much. This week he would have turned 22 years old. This has been a heavy Cross to carry,” O’Donnell today Los Cerritos Community Newspaper this week in an interview. “Jonathan’s killers are still out there,” said O’Donnell. Fox News has highlighted the murder case on its “LA’s Most Wanted” series in the past. Other media outlets in Southern California have also focused on the murder of Muse including the Los Angeles Times and ABC 7 Eyewitness News. Friends and family fear that Muse may have been targeted by gang members even

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Photograph of the Special Bulletin released over 5 years ago by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. A $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) involved. though they say he wasn't in a gang. Muse had two brothers who served in Iraq, and was enrolled at the Southeast Academy in Norwalk that specializes in a strict military style education. "I had two grandsons fighting for the freedom of this country, while their brother was murdered right here under the 91 Freeway while he was riding his bike,” O’Donnell said. A $25,000.00 reward offered for information leading to the arrest of Jonathan’s killers is still available and a homepage seeking information on who is responsible for the unsolved crime remains in opera-

tion at www.jonathanmuse.com. O’Donnell also plans to “reach out” to newly elected California State Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia who represents both Artesia and Cerritos in Sacramento. “I would love to have this underpass where Jonathan was murdered to be named in his honor. I will never stop seeking justice for my grandson.” It is very likely that the killer has bragged about the murder. Anyone with any information about the murder of Jonathan Muse should call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.


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Pioneer Boulevard ‘Bulb Outs’ Could Be Demolished by Artesia Council By Rico Dizon They are octagonal in shapes. They look like huge planters protruding on both sides of the streets along the Pioneer Boulevard stretch from 183rd Street up to 187th Streets, and they are what the City of Artesia called the “bulb-outs” and they are now facing possible removal. The 12 landscaped “bulb-outs” are part of the interrupted Artesia old downtown improvement project due to the loss of redevelopment funds. The original intention of the “expanded curbs” are, according to city officials to “lend a beautiful ambience” in that area of the City. The feed-backs from residents and motorists plying the boulevard are far from satisfactory, some might even say that there is an “outcry” of complaints over the capital improvement project. Some critics even thinks the “bulb outs” are nothing more than eye sores. Worst, there have been complaints of potential traffic hazards, drainage concerns and loss of parking spaces. Mayor Pro Tem Tony Lima has received numerous complaints about the bulb outs. “I have yet to hear something positive, so far it’s been all negative,” he said. “I am even tempted to award a hundred dollars to whoever will praise these encroaching edifices on the street,” Lima chided. Upon his request to Interim City Manager Don Powell, this issue was placed in the agenda during the regular meeting of the City Council on Dec. 11, 2012. “Personally, I don’t think these ‘so called public improvements’ add anything positive to the ambience,” said Powell and

said “risk management” might be a justifiable cause for their removal although the small trees and portion of the landscaping could be saved for alternative use in the new City parking lot, he added. Chuck Burkhardt, the City’s Public Works Consultant, said “the bulb outs landscaping is terrible and is a liability issue.” When asked by Mayor Sally Flowers how long it would take to remove them, he replied “two days,” but quickly changed it to “6 working days because of the traffic control factor.” The total cost to remove the bulb outs is $29,436 ($14,232 for demolition plus $15,204 to repave the locations) which could be appropriated from the Gas Tax Funds, according to the Interim City Manager. Artesia is facing severe fiscal issues due to the elimination of its Redevelopment Agency due by state lawmakers. On the other side of the “bulb out” issue, Councilman John Lyon is not laugh-

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prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts.” From this perspective, with the first immigrants motivated by the search for religious freedom, even Christmas is a religious holiday of immigrants. The largest number of current immigrants in America are from Latin America, and they bring with them a powerful commitment to Christmas through their Catholic faith. Christmas, celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ on Dec. 25, is one of the two most important Christian religious holidays, along with Easter. The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah is not one of the most important Jewish religious observances, but it is a celebration that gets added attention from timing. Hanukkah, which lasts for eight days, celebrates a great Jewish military victory and the

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miracle of a one-day supply of oil for the temple lasting eight days. Diwali, or Dipawali, is a five-day celebration and is India’s biggest and most important holiday of the year. The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (or deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects us from spiritual darkness. This festival is as important to Hindus as the Christmas holiday is to Christians. The secular celebration of Christmas is popular in Japan, though Christmas is not a national holiday. Gifts are sometimes exchanged. The Japanese Christmas cake, a white sponge cake covered with cream and decorated with strawberries, is often consumed. Christmas lights decorate cities, and Christmas trees adorn living areas and malls. Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held in the United States (and more recently, Canada) but also celebrated in the Western African Diaspora. The celebration honors African heritage in African-

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American culture, and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving. Kwanzaa has seven core principles: Unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. Sikhs celebrated the birthday of their first guru at the end of November. The founder of the Sikh religion, Guru Nanak (1469-1539) preached that there is only One Universal Creator. Guru Nanak brought a message of love and equality to his disciples, the Sikhs, (the word Sikh means a disciple or seeker of truth) and urged three things: always remember the creator God (Akaal Purkh), always live a honest life and earn a just living and always share your blessings with less fortunate. This of course is not an exhaustive list of other religions or of religious holidays in November and December. We welcome letters and comments. However you celebrate, Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and yours. Mike Gomez and Councilman Reynaldo Rodriguez. Guests included members of Fire Station 30 and 34 and ABC Superintendent Dr. Mary Sieu. It was very nice,” I concluded. “Speaking of Hawaiian Gardens, I read where the city council reorganized and elected Victor Farfan Mayor and outgoing mayor Mike Gomez Mayor Pro Tem.” “That’s right, “ I answered. “Apparently politics play into it.” “That was obvious,” he replied. “I had heard rumors that Councilman Rodriguez was in the running. I’ve been watching him, and it seems he’s his own man and had done a good job on the council. You know,” he continued, “in politics you don’t have to always agree with some one. Back in Fruitcake we look at the individual’s past and current record and then make a decision.. Sometimes though, politics gets in the way. Look at what’s happening in the Congress?” I didn’t say anything, mainly because I agreed with him. But I knew he had something else on his mind. “What’s all this uproar with the Flood Control District? He asked. “Well, it seems back in May 2009 the state legislature authorized the tax. The Cerritos City Council opposed it, as did other cities. Recently a Notice of a Public Hearing was mailed to the voters in Los Angeles County from the Flood Control District calling for an annual fee that would be collected with property taxes beginning on the 2013-14 tax roll. “Isn’t that violating Proposition 13?” he asked. “That depends if you look at it as a fee or a tax on property,” I answered. My Friend didn’t answer. “The problem is the

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Rep. Napolitano Calls For ‘Congressional Conversation’ after Newtown Shootings By Randy Economy Rep. Grace F. Napolitano reacted to the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday by calling on Congress to pass the Mental Health in Schools Act and “gun safety throughout America.” “I am saddened and troubled by this tragic, senseless violence in Connecticut. Having children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of my own, my heart grieves with the parents who have lost their little ones. My deepest thoughts and prayers are with the students, teachers, families, and the entire Newtown community this evening.” “Today’s tragic events shed light on the continued discussion and action needed in Congress to address the issues of mental health and gun safety. We must all work together to secure and protect the federal funding needed to carry out mental health

services and programs for all Americans. We must ensure that mental health support is made available for all children, their families, first responders, and the community of Newtown to help deal with this tragic event.” Napolitano serves as the co-chair of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus and has introduced legislation, the Mental Health in Schools Act, to fund on-site mental health services for youth. The program is designed as a preventive measure to identify mental health problems in children early on and to help prevent tragic outcomes like depression, crime, and suicide that can occur later in life. The Mental Health in Schools Act is modeled off of Napolitano’s “Youth Suicide Prevention Program,” which she helped develop and fund for schools in her district since 2001.   National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  1-800-273-TALK  (8255):  Suicide hotline, 24/7 free and confidential, nationwide network of crisis centers.

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Supt. Seiu Reaches Out to ABCUSD Community after Newtown Shootings By Randy Economy The horrific killings in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday prompted ABC Unified School District Superintendent Mary Seiu to send a direct communication to all parents, students, teachers, and employees of the district. Seiu posted an emotion letter on the school district‘s website on Friday that expressed sorrow and sympathy for the victims.  She also used the opportunity to advice parents “the best way to talk to our children about what took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School.” “It is with deep sadness to hear about the tragedy at  Sandy Hook  Elementary School  in  Newtown,  Connecticut  this morning.  There were multiple deaths and injuries resulting from an adult shooter on campus.  We recognize that this will cause great concern to many of us.  A sense of

REP. LINDA SANCHEZ CALLS SANDY HOOK SHOOTINGS A “HORRENDOUS ACT” United States Representative Linda T. Sanchez who represents Cerritos, Norwalk, Artesia and Southeast Los Angeles County in Congress issued the following statement regarding the mass killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. “Like millions of Americans, I was deeply saddened by the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.   As the parent

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of a small child, I cannot imagine why anyone would carry out this horrendous act against teachers and innocent children.  My heart breaks for these students, teachers and the families affected by this unspeakable shooting.  As a nation, we are due for an honest conversation on sensible gun safety laws so that we can prevent a tragedy like this from happening again.” from upstream cities into the flood control channels onto our beaches. The Cerritos Council feels the problem is a state and county responsibility and should not be put on the backs of local business and homeowners” “I guess were fortunate in Fruitcake. Our problems have to do with replacing our water mains which are reaching old age and need to be replace, keeping our roads and sidewalks in shape and providing recreation facilities for our residents, and finding the money to do it. California cities always seem to have additional financial problems.” In defense of California I responded, “We are a big state with a population that keeps growing.” “Well, I wish everyone good luck in resolving the problem. Like I said earlier, I‘ll be leaving for Fruitcake at the end of the week,” he said. “ so Merry Christmas.

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CERRITOS’ PIONEER MEDICAL GROUP HOLDS TOY DRIVE In the spirit of the holiday season, Pioneer Medical Group's Cerritos Office participated in the Cerritos Sheriff's Station Christmas Toy Drive presented by the LA County Sheriff's Department. The longtime Cerritos Clinic generously donated numerous toys and stuffed animals to benefit children in need. "Our family of employees went the extra mile to gather as many toys and gifts as possible," says Dr. Edward Tellez, a pediatrician who practices in PMG’s Cerritos location. “We know how important it is

The Hawaiian Gardens employees held their annual Holiday Barbecue Dec. 20. Those present included City Manager Ernesto Marquez, Mayor Pro Tem Mike Gomez, City Councilman Reynaldo Rodriguez, Hawaiian Gardens Employees Union President Fred Licon ,Sal Flores with the Moskowitz Foundtion, and Captain Merrill Ladenheim Commander of the Lakewood Sheriff Station. Also present but not shown was Mayor Victor Farfan.

for all children to feel the magic of this special season.” "Santa" Tellez and his "elf" assistant Rebecca Knight, N.P. coordinated the donations from PMG and staff from the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station picked up the goodies. Dr. Tellez added, “We are always eager to give back to our community, and we hope that our efforts will help make some children smile a little brighter.” From all of us at Pioneer Medical Group, happy holidays and best wishes for a prosperous new year!

Barbecue grills were manned by employees rpreparing meat for taco. On the tables was a variety of appetizing dishes that include chicken, ham, potato salad, salads, a variety of rice and fresh veggies. Dessert included apple pies, cupcakes and cookies.

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Gretchen Alice Whitney was born January 5th, 1913 near Pender Nebraska. Gretchen married Harold Raymond Whitney in 1931 at Yankton, S.D. The couple farmed in Coleridge for a few years and then moved to Artesia California.

Cerritos is named in her honor and she was loved by every student who went there,” Seiu said. Seiu also pointed out that students at Whitney High School had already prepared cards and posters and well wishes in honor of her 100th birthday. “Gretchen is still very much loved, and her students are reacting very profoundly to her passing, but have been inspired for the amazing life she led here in our community,” Seiu said. “Having such a well recognized school carry her name and legacy for generations to follow will be a great tribute to her and her entire family,” Seiu continued. Los Angeles County Supervisor  Don Knabe reflected on the life and accomplishments of Mrs. Whitney on Tuesday and told Los Cerritos Community Newspaper that “I am saddened to learn of the passing of my dear friend Gretchen Whitney, former Mayor of Artesia.” “Gretchen was a model public servant, absolutely committed to making Artesia the finest city it could be.  She served tirelessly in every capacity – as mayor, council member and school board member, giving selflessly of herself to her community,” Knabe said. “Even after her formal public roles, she was always involved, donating her time and energy to helping those in need.  Gretchen was beloved by so many for being extremely kind, thoughtful and generous.  She was simply a very special person.  Gretchen was a dear friend to Julie and me and our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time,” Knabe concluded. Former Whitney High School instructor Bill Raabe told LCCN that “I knew Gretchen for over 30 years. She was a remarkable lady and a generous participant in the community. Generations of children in ABC USD owe much to her. Here is more on the life of Mrs. Whitney: Gretchen Alice Whitney  was born January 5th, 1913 near Pender Nebraska

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Kokopelli Ink in South Gate. Friends gathered outside the shop where the murder took place on Sunday to remember Herrera. “It’s sad. It’s sad, because I know he kept saying it over and over, ‘I just want to spend Sunday with my family. I can’t do it for you because I want to be with my family,’” customer Alexandra Izquierdo told ABC7 Eyewitness News Reporter Leanne Suter. According to Deputy Pope, “there were no witnesses to the incident, and Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in this matter. ” Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department‘s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website.

Norwalk Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Set for Feb. 5th By Helen M. Brown The annual Norwalk Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be held at the Doubletree Hotel on Tuesday February 5, 2013. Mark your calendars! The date has been confirmed. The committee, headed by Pastor Arthur McKibben of the Nazarene Church on Studebaker Rd. at Excelsior Drive, has selected Alex Mata as the Keynote speaker and Tom Jones for the Testimonial speakers. It should prove to be an inspiring and stimulating event that you will not want to miss. Alex is a commissioned minister serving the community of Los Angeles. He is also the founder of P.R.I.D.E., a program of the LASD. During the past five years he has served on the staff of The Navigators. He has also served as Director of the US Hispanic ministries and as co-direc-

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he Gahr boys soccer team may have defeated Cerritos again but it wasn’t as easy as the previous meetings between the city rivals. Gahr got a goal early in the game and another one late in the contest to escape with a 2-0 victory. In the past three games against the Dons heading into this past Tuesday’s game at Hanford Rants Stadium, the Gladiators had outscored the southsiders15-2. But Cerritos, under first-year head coach Caesar Ortega, had immediately opened up some doubters as the Dons began the season with two wins in their first four games, which is two more than all of last season. That alone made Gahr head coach Jim Keating very cautious about his foe. “I had a senior start day, so all of my seniors started even if they weren’t first choice players,” Keating said. “We made some changes along the way. I still think the team underperformed. We didn’t play to our potential, even when we got back

to our starting 11.” “The team played pretty well the whole 80 minutes that we had,” Ortega said of his squad. “Unfortunately two mistakes killed us. In the first half, we created more chances than they did.” Nine minutes into the game, Gahr senior midfielder Joel Montalvo fed a pass to sophomore forward Chris Castaneda who made it 1-0. It was only one of five shots the Gladiators (2-3) would get in the first half. In the 20th minute, Gahr sophomore midfielder Alan Torres missed a chance to make it 2-0 and four minutes later, a shot from junior forward Austin DeMedeiros was tipped up and over the crossbar by Cerritos junior goalkeeper Jonathan Morales. Cerritos (2-2-1) began the second half on a tear and had its best chances of the game to find the back of the net. In the 43rd minute, senior forward Jeffrey Aguilar’s shot was saved by junior net minder Enrique Aguilar. But over the next three minutes, Morales stuffed a pair of Gahr shots to keep it a 1-0 contest. Gahr iced the game in the 65th minute when junior forward Armando Lopez followed up on a DeMedeiros shot that was initially blocked by Morales. Still, the Dons seemed to be a step away or a

half a second away from taking a shot or getting to a loose ball first. “The problem with our players is that they don’t think about what they’re going to do before they take a shot,” Ortega said. “They just see the ball in front of them and take a shot. We’re still a work in progress.” “At 1-0, we basically told our players that [our] play was unacceptable,” Keating said. “The game should have been put to bed in the first half. They’re a team we should handle easily. Both teams came out in the second half and really ignited things. Both goalkeepers came up huge.” Gahr finished the game with 14 shots but also took nine corner kicks and came up empty on all of those opportunities. While the Gladiators are off to a slow start, the early headlines still remain with Cerritos, which has won four games in the past four seasons and went winless last season. Ortega, last season’s junior varsity coach, says he is on a four-year plan to turn the program around. “The mentality last year for the varsity level was, ‘we’re here just to play and to have fun’,” Ortega said. “I remembered last year, if you came to tryout, you made the team. This year, only the top players were going to make the team.”

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Continued from page 12 Taylor Dantuma would grab 12 boards on Dec. 12 against Whitney. In that game, Whitney led 34-18 at the half but the Lady Crusaders allowed just 15 points the rest of the way. “We started defensive rebounding,” Wade said of the second half of that game. “In the first half we gave them too many second chance opportunities. We tried to shut down Rachel. She’s a great player and she’s obviously going to get hers but we tried to take her out of the equation as much as possible.” Last Friday versus Culver City, Binford would score eight points and pull down 11 rebounds in a 66-16 loss. V.C. is still going through some growing pains as the team has seven sophomores, three seniors, two freshmen and one junior. The team hasn’t scored more than 41 points in any game and has been held to 30 points or less four times. Still, Wade is optimistic for the future years but is praising one of her seniors. “We always talk about the intangibles and that’s what Taylor does,” Wade said. “She’s been one of our most consistent rebounders every game, not just because of her height but because she works hard every game and she does a really good job running the floor for us.”

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To Our Faithful Marine Support Team, Thank you all for making the Christmas Dinner for the Marines and their families a joy and a  complete success.  Thanks to you, we had enough food to feed somewhere between 1,000 and 1,200 hungry Marines and their loved ones.  We were also able to send food to the battalion Marines who were out in the field  or on duty and not able to attend the dinner.  We also sent food to the Gate Guards and the Marine Fire Department and had some left Lining Up for Home Cooked Dinner. over which Connie Veldkamp took to the Homeless Shelter. than the rest of the refuse. The food was terrific.  Thank  all of Residents of multi-family buildings can you who cooked the food and delivered it recycle their trees by placing them out next to church for the caravan out to the base. to the regular trash containers. A separate We were assisted again this year by Bob truck will pick up the trees. Novello the owner of  Fisherman's ResCity officials want to remind residents taurant who cooked 16 turkeys along that when they place their trees out for colwith mashed potatoes, yams, stuffing and lection on the streets, that the trees be free gravey.  We also had donations from the Residents in Norwalk will be able to from decorations (no ornaments, tinsel, City of Cerritos Friends of 1CEB, the San have their Christmas Trees recycled for etc.) and metal stands must be removed. Clemente Chapter of the DAR, and many free from December 26, through January Wooden tree stands may be left on neighbors of our church members.  It was 19, 2013. the base, and flocked trees are acceptable. a total team effort. Norwalk residents can have their Collection specialists do not want trees to The Marines and their families kept Christmas trees picked up and recycled. be placed in bags and trees over eight feet thanking us for the dinner and the presents Trees will be reused by the Los Angeles need to be cut in half. for their kids.  God bless our service men County Sanitation District as compost and Each year, Norwalk residents recycle and women and thank you all again for landfill cover. more than 100 tons of Christmas trees. SINGLE SIZED AD • $10 a week a month Christmas for SIZED AD •$20colleca week or $80 month also point out that “recycling To participate inDOUBLE the “curbside Citya officials making this or a $40 memorable tion program,” residents simply saves landfill space and preserves "OUR" 3 months = regular $130 10%1CEB off = $117Marine family. or $9 per week (get one week free with discount) 3 monthscan = regular $260 place 10% off = $236 or $18valuable per week (get two weeks free with discount) trees at the curb on the same day as their our environment.” Merry Christmas, 6 months = regular $260 15% off = $221 or $8.50 per week (get two weeks free with discount) 6 months = regular $520 15% off = $442 or $17 per week (get four weeks free with discount) For more information, please call the Chuck trash collection. A separate truck will col9 months = regular $390 20% off = $312 or $8 per week (get three weeks free with discount) 9 months = regular $780 20% off = $624 or $16 per week (get eight weeks free with discount) lect the Christmas trees at a different time City of Norwalk at (562) 929-5964. 1 year = regular $520 23% off = $400 or $7.70 per week (get FOUR weeks free with discount) 1 year = regular $1040 23% off = $799 or $15 per week (get TWELVE weeks free with discount)

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REHABILITATION OF ROSECRANS AVENUE FROM CARMENITA ROAD TO I-5 AND BLOOMFILED AVENUE FROM ROSECRANS AVENUE TO IMPERIAL HIGHWAY CITY PROJECT NO. 7175

REHABILITATION OF SAN ANTONIO DRIVE-NORWALK BOULEVARD FROM ROSECRANS AVENUE TO FLORENCE AVENUE CITY PROJECT NO. 7177

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Norwalk will accept bids for this project until the hour of eleven o’clock A.M. on December 27, 2012. Bids are to be submitted to City Clerk’s Office Room 10, City Hall, Norwalk, California. Bids will be opened in the City Clerk’s Office Room 10 unless otherwise posted. Plans, specifications, bid forms, bonds and contracts may be obtained at the office of the City Engineer, Room 12, City Hall. Plans and specifications will be issued to prospective bidders over the counter for a $20.00 charge. For plans and specifications that are required to be mailed the charge will be $25.00. Checks are to be made payable to the City of Norwalk. It shall be mandatory upon the contractor to whom the contract is awarded, and upon all sub-contractors under him, to pay not less than the general prevailing rates of per diem wages to all workmen employed in the execution of this contract in accordance with the provisions of Section 1770 to 1780 of the Labor Code. Said general prevailing rate of per diem wages and classification, if applicable, to said contract and work was adopted by the City Council of the City of Norwalk and is on file in the office of the City Clerk. Attention is directed to the provisions in Section 1777.5 (Chapter 1411, Statutes of 1968) and 1777.6 of the Labor Code concerning the employment of apprentices by the contractor or any sub-contractor under him. The Contractor will be required to submit weekly payrolls to the City of Norwalk to verify the above requirements. No payments shall be made until the above requirements are met. In performance of the terms of this Contract, the Contractor shall not engage in nor permit such sub-contractors as he may employ from engaging in discrimination in employment of persons because of the race, color, national origin or ancestry, or religion of such person. Violation of this provision may result in the imposition of penalties referred to in Labor Code Section 1735. The City Council of the City of Norwalk reserves the right to reject any or all bids, and/or waive any informality on a bid. No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of sixty (60) days after the date set for the opening thereof.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Norwalk will accept bids for this project until the hour of eleven o’clock A.M. on December 26, 2012. Bids are to be submitted to City Clerk’s Office Room 10, City Hall, Norwalk, California. Bids will be opened in the City Clerk’s Office Room 10 unless otherwise posted. Plans, specifications, bid forms, bonds and contracts may be obtained at the office of the City Engineer, Room 12, City Hall. Plans and specifications will be issued to prospective bidders over the counter for a $20.00 charge. For plans and specifications that are required to be mailed the charge will be $25.00. Checks are to be made payable to the City of Norwalk. It shall be mandatory upon the contractor to whom the contract is awarded, and upon all sub-contractors under him, to pay not less than the general prevailing rates of per diem wages to all workmen employed in the execution of this contract in accordance with the provisions of Section 1770 to 1780 of the Labor Code. Said general prevailing rate of per diem wages and classification, if applicable, to said contract and work was adopted by the City Council of the City of Norwalk and is on file in the office of the City Clerk. Attention is directed to the provisions in Section 1777.5 (Chapter 1411, Statutes of 1968) and 1777.6 of the Labor Code concerning the employment of apprentices by the contractor or any sub-contractor under him. The Contractor will be required to submit weekly payrolls to the City of Norwalk to verify the above requirements. No payments shall be made until the above requirements are met. In performance of the terms of this Contract, the Contractor shall not engage in nor permit such sub-contractors as he may employ from engaging in discrimination in employment of persons because of the race, color, national origin or ancestry, or religion of such person. Violation of this provision may result in the imposition of penalties referred to in Labor Code Section 1735. The City Council of the City of Norwalk reserves the right to reject any or all bids, and/or waive any informality on a bid. No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of sixty (60) days after the date set for the opening thereof.

BY ORDER OF THE NORWALK CITY COUNCIL of the City of Norwalk, California this 14th day of December, 2012.

BY ORDER OF THE NORWALK CITY COUNCIL of the City of Norwalk, California this 14th day of November, 2012.

/s/Theresa Devoy, City Clerk

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CITY OF CERRITOS NOTICE OF NOMINEES FOR PUBLIC OFFICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following persons have been nominated for the offices designated to be filled at the General Municipal Election to be held in the City of Cerritos on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. For Member of the City Council - Vote for no more than two (2): Frank Aurelio Yokoyama K.Y. Ma James Kang George Ray Gerad Valencia Alejandro Estella Carol Chen /s/Vida Barone Vida Barone, City Clerk Dated: December 21, 2012 Published at Los Cerritos Community News 12/21/12

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 120076681 Doc ID #0002168644092005N Title Order No. 12-0137558 Investor/Insurer No. 204945105 APN No. 7176-011-029 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/20/2010. 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 MARK REYES AND DARLA REYES HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 05/20/2010 and recorded 5/26/2010, as Instrument No. 20100716906, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 01/07/2013 at 11:00AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 6207 DEL AMO BOULEVARD, 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 $451,983.18. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee's Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder's Office. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www. recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 12-0076681. 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-4333077 12/14/2012, 12/21/2012, 12/28/2012

T.S. No. 12-2047-11 Loan No. 3018108823 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/24/2007. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: ANDRE FRANCO VERGARA, A SINGLE MAN AND MERCEDES FRANCO, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation Recorded 08/30/2007 as Instrument No. 20072028207 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 1/4/2013 at 09:00 AM Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $501,244.65, estimated Street Address or other common designation of real property: 14520 RAYFIELD DR , LA MIRADA, CA 90638 A.P.N.: 8065-040-004 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. 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) 573-1965 or visit this Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case 12-2047-11. 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: 12/4/2012 The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation 2955 Main Street, 2nd Floor Irvine, California 92614 Foreclosure Department (949) 720-9200 Sale Information Only: (714) 573-1965 www.priorityposting.com, Frank Escalera, Team Lead P1006693 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/2012

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7081.23994 Title Order No. 6869041 MIN No. 100052550315004720 APN 8065-021-019 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/12/11. 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 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 §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 satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): TEOFIL CEAUSU AND LAUREN CEAUSU, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP. Recorded: 04/19/11, as Instrument No. 20110562346,of Official Records of LOS ANGELES County, California. Date of Sale: 01/03/13 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA The purported property address is: 14510 ARANZA DR, LA MIRADA, CA 90638-4013 Assessors Parcel No. 8065-021-019 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 $190,442.43. 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, plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the trustee. 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 877-484-9942 or visit this Internet Web site www. USA-Foreclosure.com or www.Auction.com using the file number assigned to this case 7081.23994. 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: December 6, 2012 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee David Ochoa, Authorized Signatory 1241 E. Dyer Road, Suite 250, Santa Ana, CA 92705 Sale Info website: www.USA-Foreclosure. com or www.Auction.com Automated Sales Line: 877-484-9942 Reinstatement and Pay-Off Requests: 866-387-NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE ORDER # 7081.23994: 12/14/2012,12/21 /2012,12/28/2012

Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 12/14/12 and 12/21/12 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE APN: 8038-034-017 TS No: CA09002593-12-1 TO No: 6703538 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED March 31, 2008. 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 January 17, 2013 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 April 3, 2008 as Instrument No. 20080572770 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by CHONG MI KIM, A SINGLE WOMAN, as Trustor(s), in favor of NBGI, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION as Lender and MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as nominee for Lender, its successors and/or assigns, 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: LOT 17, OF TRACT NO. 29660, IN THE CITY OF LA MIRADA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 834 PAGES 44 TO 47 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT AN UNDIVIDED 1/4TH INTEREST IN ALL OIL, GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND OTHER MINERALS WHETHER SIMILAR TO THOSE HEREIN SPECIFIED OR NOT WITHIN OR UNDERLYING OR THAT MAY BE PRODUCED FROM SAID LOT AND ALSO EXCEPTING AND RESERVING TO GRANTORS, THEIR HEIRS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO DRILL SLANTED WELLS FROM ADJACENT LOTS INTO AND THROUGH AND TO DEVELOP MINES AND CONSTRUCT TUNNELS, SHAFTS AND OTHER WORKS, IN AND THROUGH THE SUBSURFACE OF SAID LAND FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECOVERING SAID MINERALS OR ANY OF THEM FROM SAID LAND OR FROM OTHER PROPERTY, OR BOTH, BUT NOT INCLUDING WITHIN THIS EXCEPTION ANY RIGHT TO USE THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR THAT PORTION OF THE SUBSURFACE THEREOF LYING ABOVE A DEPTH OF 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE FOR THE EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT, EXTRACTION, REMOVAL OR STORAGE OF SAID MINERALS, AS RESERVED BY PEGGY COLE AND JACQUELINE MARKS, AS EXECUTORS OF THE LAST WILL OF EUGENE J. STERN, DECEASED, IN DEED RECORDED SEPTEMBER 28, 1972 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 107 IN BOOK D-5616 PAGE 959, OFFICIAL RECORDS. ALSO EXCEPTING AN UNDIVIDED 3/4TH INTEREST IN ALL OIL, GAS, ASPHALTUM AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS, AND OTHER MINERALS WHETHER, SIMILAR TO THOSE HEREIN SPECIFIED OR NOT, WITHIN OR UNDERLYING OR THAT MAY BE PRODUCED FROM SAID LOT AND ALSO EXCEPTING AND RESERVING TO GRANTORS THEIR HEIRS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO DRILL SLANTED WELLS FROM ADJACENT LOTS INTO AND THROUGH AND TO DEVELOP MINES AND CONSTRUCT TUNNELS, SHAFTS AND OTHER WORKS, IN AND THROUGH THE SUBSURFACE OF SAID LAND FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECOVERING SAID MINERALS OR ANY OF THEM FROM SAID LAND OR FROM OTHER PROPERTY OR BOTH, BUT NOT INCLUDING WITHIN THIS EXCEPTION ANY RIGHT TO USE THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR THAT PORTION OF THE SUBSURFACE THEREOF LYING ABOVE A DEPTH OF 500 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE FOR THE EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT, EXTRACTION, REMOVAL OR STORAGE OF SAID MINERALS, AS RESERVED BY HAROLD M. STERN, MARION L. STERN, HELEN S. LAUTER AND ELZA S. MAYBERG, IN DEED RECORDED SEPTEMBER 28, 1972 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 108 IN BOOK D-5616 PAGE 961, 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: 12632 OXFORD 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 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 $366,241.58 (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, CA09002593-12-1. 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: December 11, 2012 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA09002593-12-1 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Lupe Tabita, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE AT www.Auction.com FOR 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. To the extent your original obligation was discharged, or is subject to an automatic stay of bankruptcy under Title 11 of the United States Code, this notice is for compliance and/or informational purposes only and does not constitute an attempt to collect a debt or to impose personal liability for such obligation. However, a secured party retains rights under its security instrument, including the right to foreclose its lien.A-4340445 12/14/2012, 12/21/2012, 12/28/2012 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7777.18826 Title Order No. 120305792 MIN No. 100180100002933594 APN 7076-038-071 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/03/05. 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 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 §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 satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): Sherry Cabebe, an unmarried woman Recorded: 11/18/05, as Instrument No. 05-2801910 and modified by agreement recorded 5/13/2009 as instrument No. 20090710898,of Official Records of Los Angeles County, California. Date of Sale: 01/15/13 at 1:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building, located at 395 South Thomas Street,, Pomona, CA The purported property address is: 21925 BELSHIRE AVENUE #10, HAWAIIAN GARDENS, CA 90716 Assessors Parcel No. 7076-038-071 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 $468,038.16. 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, plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the trustee. 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 877-484-9942 or visit this Internet Web site www.USA-Foreclosure. com or www.Auction.com using the file number assigned to this case 7777.18826. 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: December 10, 2012 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee Melissa Myers, Authorized Signatory 1241 E. Dyer Road, Suite 250, Santa Ana, CA 92705 Sale Info website: www.USA-Foreclosure.com or www.Auction.com Automated Sales Line: 877-484-9942 Reinstatement and Pay-Off Requests: 866-387-NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE ORDER # 7777.18826: 12/14/2012,12/21/2012,12/28/2012

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7081.24009 Title Order No. 6966708 MIN No. 10069240503094790-9 APN 7044-009-006 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/17/10. 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 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 §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 satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): DANA DORRANCE AND JACQUELINE K HOWARD DORRANCE HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 01/11/11, as Instrument No. 20110056387,of Official Records of LOS ANGELES County, California. Date of Sale: 01/03/13 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA The purported property address is: 19303 PIRES AVENUE, CERRITOS, CA 90703 Assessors Parcel No. 7044-009-006 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 $415,751.12. 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, plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the trustee. 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 877-484-9942 or visit this Internet Web site www.USA-Foreclosure.com or www. Auction.com using the file number assigned to this case 7081.24009. 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: November 26, 2012 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee David Ochoa, Authorized Signatory 1241 E. Dyer Road, Suite 250, Santa Ana, CA 92705 Sale Info website: www.USA-Foreclosure. com or www.Auction.com Automated Sales Line: 877-484-9942 Reinstatement and Pay-Off Requests: 866-387-NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE ORDER # 7081.24009: 12/07/2012,12/1 4/2012,12/21/2012

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S No. 1368959-31 APN: 7054-029-008 TRA: 002011 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx2225 REF: Rodas, David IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED December 09, 2003. 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 December 27, 2012, at 9:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded December 18, 2003, as Inst. No. 03 3812960 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by David J. Rodas & Jeannette H. Rodas, husband and wife, 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: 19403 Albert Avenue, 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 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: $282,894.99. 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 1368959-31. 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: November 26, 2012. (12/14/2012, 12/21, 12/28) R-423006


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